Chris Magryta, M.D., commonly known as Dr. M, has been studying the effects of human lifestyle decisions on disease risk and longevity for decades. He has decided to take this information and specifically hone down the focus to mothers and their children with a desire to improve longevity and health outcomes. How do we set up a mother for ideal health and prepare a child for a great start at life? How do we then provide the best environment for a child to succeed mentally and physically throughout childhood? These are many other questions will be addressed in the Women and Children podcast. So sit back, download a few podcasts, and let us learn together today!
Dr. M’s SPA Newsletter Audiocast Volume 12 Issue 38
Loss has seemed to follow me more this year than any other. Whether it is a newborn baby that never had a chance to take a crack at life, an 86 year old who lived a rich life or now a 20 year old in his prime, the loss is profound each and every time. My exposure is clearly occupational as well. However, how do we continue to process this time and time again? Does it get easier? How do we talk about it with those that have lost? How do we keep the faith and live for our best selves as we are the ones left behind as the dead cannot suffer?
Dr. M’s Women and Children First Podcast #30 – Jamie Manirakiza – The Partnership to End human Trafficking
Jamie Manirakiza is the Executive Director at the Partnership to End Human Trafficking (PEHT). She is a Licensed and Masters level social worker who studied at the University of Pennsylvania before embarking on a career to shine a bright spotlight on human trafficking while helping those caught and released from that dangerous net. Partnership to End Human Trafficking (PEHT) is a nonprofit organization that provides individuals with a pathway toward healing and independence through community outreach, residential recovery, and economic empowerment.
In this episode, we discuss the realities of human trafficking, what can be done about it and the work to help the survivors.
Dr. M’s SPA Newsletter Audiocast Volume 12 Issue 37
Coronavirus Update 69.
Quick Hits and other musings -
1) In the interview with Dr. Offit there were a few big take aways:
Boosters for non risk based teen and young adults are unlikely to provide benefit while offering a small but real level of risk from myocarditis
Boosters are offering minimal benefit to the nation from a transmission perspective. At best 8-12 weeks of protection against symptomatic disease
Dr. Offit voted against adding omicron antigens to this fall's booster as there was limited data that it would any benefit. He was in the minority at the FDA advisory meeting, thus this fall's booster will have new strain genetics in it
The boosters could, not shown yet in humans, block future variant immunity to newer strains through viral immune imprinting
A lot more this week to digest.
Dr. M’s Women and Children First Podcast #29 – Dr. Tieraona Low Dog – Mother’s Health
A mother, wife, herbalist, educator, author, researcher, and medical doctor, Tieraona has trained hundreds of medical professionals as the Fellowship Director at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, chaired dietary supplement expert panels for the United States Pharmacopeia, and has been appointed to numerous scientific advisory boards. In addition, she has authored best-selling books (including 4 published by National Geographic) and written over 50 peer-reviewed articles and 25 book chapters. Tieraona was appointed by the President of the United States to serve on a White House policy commission, has received many awards from academia, public health, and industry, and has lectured at over 600 conferences.
She is an incredible teacher with an equally incredible life story. In this episode, we discuss the world of maternal health as it relates to preparing for a healthy life and pregnancy setting the stage for a healthy child's life.
I hope that you enjoy my conversation with Dr. Low Dog,
Dr. M’s SPA Newsletter Audiocast Volume 12 Issue 36
Biome Depletion Theory or Biota Alteration Theory
When we look at risk of disease over time in humans, we need to take stock in what was supposed to be versus what is. If we become mismatched genetically to the environment that we find ourselves in, then we will begin to suffer disease. The work of Dr. William Parker and colleagues is very fascinating here. His understanding of our immune solvency takes us back to a time when macrobes like parasites lived with us in a semi-symbiotic way. Most of them were harmless where a few were pathogenic. This matters tremendously because as we are learning, the microbes that exist within us play a major role in tuning the immune system towards tolerance and effective pathogen killing.
A lot to explore here,
Dr. M’s SPA Newsletter Audiocast Volume 12 Issue 35
Coronavirus Update #68
At this point the fundamentals completely point to a world of Covid mitigation based on personal risk tolerance and previous vaccination and/or disease. It no longer makes any sense for the entire population to be asked to change the way they live and exist. The messaging remains a struggle for me as people including the heads of major health organizations are pushing for measures beyond what is logical. Messaging continues to be unrealistic regarding Covid for society at large. Why?
We tackle these questions and more this week.