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Let’s seek health rather than fight disease.

The greatest gift in life is your health and as health professionals we want you to receive the information you need to achieve sustainable health and wellness, as well as find the answers to give you the best chance to fight chronic disease.

On The Good Doctors healthcare is “unplugged” - free from any industry or vested interests, which can often provide conflicting or confusing health messages. Instead, we give you information to empower you to take control of your future health and the health of your family and friends.

There has never been a better time to challenge the paradigms of medicine and look at the underlying biochemistry of health and disease. We look at the full spectrum from mind-body medicine, to the environment, where we source our food to nutrition.

Join holistic dentist Dr Ron Ehrlich and holistic medical practitioner Dr Michelle Woolhouse as they take you on a journey to inspire and empower you to better health and wellbeing, converting confusion to clarity and information into knowledge that you can apply.

This is not alternative medicine, this is just good medicine- we hope you enjoy it!

The Good Doctors with Dr Ron Ehrlich and Dr Michelle Woolhouse Dr Ron Ehrlich & Dr Michelle Woolhouse

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5, 4 Ratings

Let’s seek health rather than fight disease.

The greatest gift in life is your health and as health professionals we want you to receive the information you need to achieve sustainable health and wellness, as well as find the answers to give you the best chance to fight chronic disease.

On The Good Doctors healthcare is “unplugged” - free from any industry or vested interests, which can often provide conflicting or confusing health messages. Instead, we give you information to empower you to take control of your future health and the health of your family and friends.

There has never been a better time to challenge the paradigms of medicine and look at the underlying biochemistry of health and disease. We look at the full spectrum from mind-body medicine, to the environment, where we source our food to nutrition.

Join holistic dentist Dr Ron Ehrlich and holistic medical practitioner Dr Michelle Woolhouse as they take you on a journey to inspire and empower you to better health and wellbeing, converting confusion to clarity and information into knowledge that you can apply.

This is not alternative medicine, this is just good medicine- we hope you enjoy it!

    Healthy Byte # 35 Book Club: AntiCancer: A new way of Life by Dr David Servan-Schrieber

    Healthy Byte # 35 Book Club: AntiCancer: A new way of Life by Dr David Servan-Schrieber

    The Good Doctors share this riveting read "Anticancer: A new way of life" by Dr David Servan-Schrieber.  We highly recommend this book to anybody who has received a cancer diagnosis and anyone who doesn’t want to receive a diagnosis. Yes, it's for everyone! There's so much you can do if you have a cancer diagnosis and being in the best possible health is vital for longevity and recovery from treatment.  Dr Servan-Schreiber takes us through his own survival story from a terminal prognosis and explains how to develop a science-based anticancer diet, the impact of sugar and good nutrition on cancer. He teaches about environmental toxins, and looks at the impact of stress, helplessness and unresolved emotional wounds on our health and the benefits of  the breath, exercise, yoga, and meditation. Why? Because it's all connected ~ a truly inspirational book about holism and healing.
    SHOW NOTES
    1.24  The book's target audience is anyone who has a cancer diagnosis and anyone who does not want a cancer diagnosis
    1.50  Dr Servan-Schrieber's own brain cancer story and his exploration of the concept of ‘terrain’
    2.40  Genetics, environment, nutrients, and mind set that have changed the terrain for the disease to come about
    3.04  The three stages to cancer: initiation, promotion and proliferation
    3.41  Why the western diet created conditions for the disease and how to create a science-based anti-cancer diet
    3.53  PET scans and cancer's thriving on sugar and glucose
    4.53  Insulin Growth Factor (IGF)  - raised insulin levels  provide the perfect terrain for cancer proliferation
    5.30  Helplessness and unhealed mental and emotional wounds effect our ability to restore health
    6.08  Cancer is often a symptomless diagnosis making it difficult for people to grasp on to what's happening while being treated
    7.05  Transformation for the individual throughout the cancer journey
    8.40  Exercise and response to treatment and increasing longevity
    10.25  A story about support for couples through the process of dying with grace and dignity
    14.03  Alcohol and limiting toxins
    15.21  The importance of being in the best health possible is vital for longevity and recovery
    16.02 Meditation, breathe and the effect on the parasympathetic nervous system
    FURTHER READING
    Find the book here: http://www.anticancerbook.com/story.html
    Dr. David Servan-Schreiber's Remarkable Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfddD6keYq0
    Cancer is a Preventable Disease that Requires Major Lifestyle Changes: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2515569/
    Nutrition and cancer: A review of the evidence for an anti-cancer diet by Michael S Donaldson: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC526387/
    Toxic Sugar: http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/3821440.htm
    Volume 10 · September 25th 2012 · Michael Greger, M.D.
    IGF-1 as One-Stop Cancer Shop: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/igf-1-as-one-stop-cancer-shop/
    Listen to The Good Doctors Interview Dr Marc Cohen: http://thegooddoctors.com.au/health-podcast/environmental-toxic-truths-marc-cohen/
    Listen to the Good Doctors Interview: Nicole Bijlsma: http://thegooddoctors.com.au/health-podcast/nicole-bijlsma/
    Listen to The Good Doctors Interview Libby Weaver: a href="http://thegooddoctors.com.

    • 18 min
    What is Melatonin?

    What is Melatonin?

    In this podcast, The Good Doctors discuss the importance of melatonin and sleep in immune regulation and healing. Fundamentally, through good melatonin production and good sleep efficiency, we have the power to generate our own production of antioxidants, our own production of anti-cancer agents and our own immune modulating hormones. Encouraging melatonin production and good sleep are very empowering things that we can do for our bodies, particularly for those suffering with cancer.
    Sleep Well, Be Well!
    Enjoy!
    SHOW NOTES
    0.32  Melatonin is a  sleep hormone secreted by the pineal gland into the body as the sun sets
    1.00  Artificial light suppresses melatonin production
    1.30  Importance of melatonin for reasons other than sleep
    1.55  Role of melatonin in the gut
    2.15  Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    2.46  Important immune regulator
    2.59  Meditation can increase melatonin production
    4.42  Stanford Research in 2014- Advanced breast cancer patients with poor sleep efficiency had a  prognostic of a poorer outcome
    4.48  Importance of sleep in immune regulation, healing and cancer survival
    FURTHER REFERENCES: Be Informed, Be Well!
    Previous TGD's re: melatonin and sleep:  http://thegooddoctors.com.au/health-podcast/115-a-holistic-approach-to-mental-health-dr-jerome-sarris-senior-fellow-uni-melb/
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre - Melatonin:  https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/integrative-medicine/herbs/melatonin
    Light Exposure May Cut Production of Melatonin: http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/news/20110119/light-exposure-may-cut-production-of-melatonin   
    "How artificial light is wrecking your sleep, and what to do about it" by Chris Kresser: http://chriskresser.com/how-artificial-light-is-wrecking-your-sleep-and-what-to-do-about-it
    An Article: "Distribution, function and physiological role of melatonin in the lower gut"  by Chun-Qiu Chen, Jakub Fichna, Mohammad Bashashati, Yong-Yu Li, and Martin Storr: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3198018/
    Sleep Better: 4 Ways to Manipulate Your Melatonin Levels: http://magazine.good.is/articles/sleep-better-4-ways-to-manipulate-your-melatonin-levels-30daysofgood 
    How meditation boosts melatonin production:  http://www.brainwave-research-institute.com/how-meditation-boosts-melatonin-production.html
    Two references to help you produce melatonin naturally: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKu9SC1Rlus AND https://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/high-tryptophan-foods.php
    Call Dr Woolhouse's holistic general practice on the Mornington Peninsular, Victoria, Australia: http://www.peninsulaholistic.com.au/
    Call Dr Ehrlich's holistic dental practice in Sydney, Australia, for an appointment: http://www.shdc.com.au/
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    • 5 min
    Healthy Byte #33 Book Club – “The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind” by Dr Daniel Siegel and Tina Bryson PhD

    Healthy Byte #33 Book Club – “The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind” by Dr Daniel Siegel and Tina Bryson PhD

    Neuro-psychiatrist Dr Daniel Siegel and Tina Bryson PhD have written this  excellent book designed, not only for parents, but anyone involved in the development of children. In this episode, Dr Ron and Dr Michelle share what the authors taught them about the importance of brain plasticity , giving us insight into how the brain actually works and how that knowledge can help us to teach kids about balancing their behaviour and becoming more skilled emotionally.  "The Whole Brain Child'  is a resources that provides support and practical strategies to manage both a child's behaviour and your own through the challenges of childhood and child development to create a healthy, fun and thriving family.
    SHOW NOTES
    0.33  Introduction: "The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive" by Dr Daniel Siegel and Tina Bryson PhD
    1.30  Dr Michelle expalins how the book educates people on the incredible nature of the human brain and the complexity of the interconnections of each neuron
    2.oo  Children learn by watching adult behaviours
    2.3o  “What fires together wires together” the more a behaviour is practiced the better we get at it
    2.55  Rigidity versus chaos - horizontally integrating left and right sides of the brain
    3.29  Anxiety and Instinct vs Logic and Planning  - “Name it to Tame It”  the vertical integration of the brain
    5:00  Strategy #9:  Instead of ‘Dismiss and Deny’ use  techniques of mindsight and take control of images
    11.17  Take home messages – Parents can help their children to manage their anxiety, the adaptability of the brain, be gentle on ourselves as parents and acknowledge our weaknesses and families that play together stay together.
    FURTHER REFERENCES
    Dr Daniel Siegel - The Mindsight Institute:  https://www.mindsightinstitute.com/&location=menu?_ga=1.262550092.1932490884.1454459515
    How anxiety problems affect children - Kidsmatter, Australian Government and Beyond Blue: https://www.kidsmatter.edu.au/families/mental-health-difficulties/anxiety/anxiety-how-anxiety-problems-affect-children
    What is Brain Plasticity?: http://psychology.about.com/od/biopsychology/f/brain-plasticity.htm
    The Whole Crain Child Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/The-Whole-Brain-Child-193173697421234/
    "Ten Bites of a Quesadilla: Transforming Moments through Creative Discipline" by Tina Bryson, PhD: http://tinabryson.com/ten-bites-of-a-quesadilla-transforming-moments-through-creative-discipline-2/
    A easy access summary of the book - Refrigerator Sheet: The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson: http://tinabryson.com/tpbmedia/Refrigerator-Sheet-WBC.pdf
    The Authors: http://tinabryson.com/ and http://www.drdansiegel.com
     Call Dr Woolhouse's holistic general practice on the Mornington Peninsular, Victoria, Australia: http://www.peninsulaholistic.com.au/
    Call Dr Ehrlich's holistic dental practice in Sydney, Australia, for an appointment: http://www.shdc.com.au/

    • 14 min
    Healthy Byte # 32 Bookclub – “Sapiens – A Brief History of Human Kind”

    Healthy Byte # 32 Bookclub – “Sapiens – A Brief History of Human Kind”

    For all of our history, homo sapiens have had a dramatic impact on the environment.   The elevation of the individual has disconnected man from nature and this is not sustainable. This book reminds us of our insignificance. Contemplating our insignificance is a powerful healing tool to humble our individual selves, our small part in this incredible world that we live in and to connect us back to millions of years of history. In his book, Harari is asking us to consider this ancient world, what has gone before us and the impact of our species upon nature and history.
    SHOW NOTES
    0. 35  Sapiens – a brief history of human kind by Yuval Noah Harare, Israeli historian
    1.22  The Cognitive Revolution
    1.42  Era defined by Sapiens ability to communicate and to share imagined realities
    4.30 Did we domesticate wheat and cattle or did they domesticate us?
    4.45  Hunters and gatherers  - higher food diversity
    5.44  The fraud of progress and the detriment of well being
    6.23  Hunter gatherer's kinship with nature compared to farmers
    7.05  Farmer's anxiety about the future; discomfort with the uncertainty of nature
    8.03  The discovery of ignorance – prior to this myths and religion had explained almost everything
    9.14  Is science asking the right questions?
    9.56 The reductionist influence of Rene Descartes on scientific thinking
    11.09 Sapiens; we believe that we can survive separately from nature
    12.01  Reliance on family and community vs reliance on state and market to provide
    13.43  Stress and disconnection -  social connection may be in our DNA
    17.40 The elevation of the individual is unsustainable
    18.20  Healing benefits of considering our insignificance
    FURTHER READING
    What is Dualism? http://www.britannica.com/topic/mind-body-dualism
    Humility and insignificance: https://louisecharente.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/the-discovery-of-ignorance/
    Social isolation John T. Cacioppo,1 Louise C. Hawkley,1 Greg J. Norman,1 and Gary G. Berntson2: http://psychology.uchicago.edu/people/faculty/cacioppo/CHNB2011.pdf
    Sapiens - A Brief History of Humankind, an overview: http://www.ynharari.com/sapiens-the-book/short-overview/
    Call Dr Woolhouse's holistic general practice on the Mornington Peninsular, Victoria, Australia: http://www.peninsulaholistic.com.au/
    Call Dr Ehrlich's holistic dental practice in Sydney, Australia, for an appointment: http://www.shdc.com.au/
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    • 20 min
    Healthy Byte #30 – Revolutionizing Western Medicine

    Healthy Byte #30 – Revolutionizing Western Medicine

    Inspired by  "Five Concepts That Will Revolutionise Western Medicine" an article by Dr Jeffery Bland, the Father of Functional Medicine, The Good Doctors discuss his five plus revolutionary concepts and how a holistic, systems biology approach will be the future of medicine. The responsibility of doctors and practitioners is, not only to treat disease, but to teach people about health.
    SHOW NOTES
    o.22 Introduction: "Five Concepts That Will Revolutionise Western Medicine" by Dr Jeffery Bland
    0.59  Medicine is an art form that integrates science and technology with age old wisdom
    1.57  Concept 1 - Functional Medicine - the difference between Functional medicine and Integrative medicine
    3.57 Integrating the science and technology of medicine with our own individual story
    4.28 The importance of biochemistry
    4.37  Concept 2 - P4 Medicine
    5.10 Being an active participant in your own health
    7.10  Huntington’s Chorea gene and the impact of vigorous exercise
    7.45 Concept 3 – Systems Biology  - the importance of looking at the whole person
    9.51 Concept 4- The Quantified Self
    12.00 Concept 5 - Personal Lifestyle Medicine
    14.09 Making sure we are our own advocate
    15.50 The proven  efficacy of lifestyle medicine
    16.38 Medicine is life and life is your medicine
    FURTHER READING
    "Five Concepts That Will Revolutionize Western Medicine" by Dr Jeffery Bland http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-17773/5-concepts-that-will-revolutionize-western-medicine.html

    Dr Jeffery Bland, http://www.jeffreybland.com/content/Dr_Jeffrey_Bland.aspx

    Functional Medicine https://www.functionalmedicine.org/
    " Cutting-edge genetics circles back to traditional medicine, says expert. Science can now confirm individual differences observed by practitioners of ancient techniques, says Jeffrey Bland" by By Erin Ellis of the  Vancouver Sun http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Cutting+edge+genetics+circles+back+traditional+medicine+says+expert/11388415/story.html
    Biochemistry in Action. The Good Doctors interview Nutritional Biochemist, Libby Weaver. http://thegooddoctors.com.au/health-podcast/tgd-114-rushing-womens-syndrome-dr-libby-weaver-phd-nutritional-biochemist/
    What Would the Best Medicine Look Like? Watch for Dr. Jeffrey Bland, the father of functional medicine, for a response to this question. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=60&v=P2hqC47dYB0
    12 TED Talks about the Future of Medicine http://www.ted.com/playlists/23/the_future_of_medicine?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_content=playlist&utm_term=technology
    Call Dr Woolhouse's holistic general practice on the Mornington Peninsular, Victoria, Australia: http://www.peninsulaholistic.com.au/
    Call Dr Ehrlich's holistic dental practice in Sydney, Australia, for an appointment: http://www.shdc.com.au/
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    • 17 min
    Healthy Byte #29: Book Club “The Diet Myth” by Professor Tim Spector

    Healthy Byte #29: Book Club “The Diet Myth” by Professor Tim Spector

    In this week's Healthy Byte, The Good Doctors share the groundbreaking work of Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King’s College, London.  His book "The Diet Myth: The Real Science Behind What We Eat"  draws from his cutting edge research into diet, genetics and microbes. "The Diet Myth" will help you understand why you should eat diversely, treat your gut with the utmost respect, work out what works for you and how to avoid damage to your gut biome.
    SHOW NOTES
    0.54  Introducing "The Diet Myth: The Real Science Behind What We Eat" by Tim Spector
    1.24  Gut Microbiome is the pattern of gut bugs in our digestive system
    2.05  Premise of the book is the significance of the diversity of our food intake
    2.37  The differences in how individuals process foods is impacted significantly by the uniqueness of our gut biome
    4.15  A person can only receive nutrients from the foods that their gut bacteria is able to break down
    5.45  Junk food can dramatically reduce healthy gut microbes in only two days
    6.2  Gut diversity is deficient compare to our ancestral past
    6.4  Impact of antibiotics and the damage of the gut
    8.35  What improves gut diversity?
    8.54  Fasting and gut health
    10.59  Australian advocate for biological farming, Dr Maaten Stapper
    12.12  The Good Doctor's note the  take home messages and offer tips  gleaned from "The Diet Myth"
     FURTHER READING
    Meet the Author: http://tim-spector.co.uk/
    The British Gut Project: http://britishgut.org/
    "Effects of antibiotics on gut flora analysed": http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130109081145.htm
    " How Your Microbiome Controls Your Health "by Dr Joseph Mercola: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/05/17/human-microbiome.aspx
    "Western guts have lower bacterial diversity" by Bianca Nogrady http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2015/04/17/4217695.htm
    Taking Antibiotics Can Change the Gut Micro biome for Up to a Year: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/11/taking-antibiotics-can-change-the-gut-microbiome-for-up-to-a-year/415875/
    Dr Maaten Stapper on Australian Story: http://www.abc.net.au/austory/specials/stapper/default.htm
    Call Dr Woolhouse's holistic general practice on the Mornington Peninsular, Victoria, Australia: http://www.peninsulaholistic.com.au/
    Call Dr Ehrlich's holistic dental practice in Sydney, Australia, for an appointment: http://www.shdc.com.au/
    Don't forget to join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGoodDoctors?ref=hl

    • 16 min

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