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BetterHealthGuy.com was the result of Scott's personal journey through Lyme disease and mold illness. Throughout his twenty years of recovering his health, Scott was fortunate enough to be introduced to many experts and healers in the health arena. BetterHealthGuy Blogcasts are interviews with many of these experts on topics such as Lyme disease, mold illness, parasites, detoxification, emotional health, and much more. Follow Scott as he empowers your better health!

BetterHealthGuy Blogcasts Scott Forsgren, FDN-P, NC

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BetterHealthGuy.com was the result of Scott's personal journey through Lyme disease and mold illness. Throughout his twenty years of recovering his health, Scott was fortunate enough to be introduced to many experts and healers in the health arena. BetterHealthGuy Blogcasts are interviews with many of these experts on topics such as Lyme disease, mold illness, parasites, detoxification, emotional health, and much more. Follow Scott as he empowers your better health!

    Episode #122: Precision Mycotoxin Detoxification with Beth O'Hara FN, Emily Givler DSC, and Dr. Neil Nathan MD

    Episode #122: Precision Mycotoxin Detoxification with Beth O'Hara FN, Emily Givler DSC, and Dr. Neil Nathan MD

    Why You Should Listen:
    In this episode, you will learn about Precision Mycotoxin Detoxification and optimizing mycotoxin detoxification associated with mold illness.
    About My Guest:
    My guests for this episode are Beth O'Hara, Emily Givler, and Dr. Neil Nathan. Beth O’Hara, FN is a Functional Naturopath and Functional Genetic Analyst working with clients with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and other complex conditions. Emily Givler, DSC is a Functional Genetic Nutrition Consultant, researcher, and lecturer with a thriving clinical practice at Tree of Life Health in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Neil Nathan, MD is the author of several books including "Toxic: Heal Your Body from Mold Toxicity, Lyme Disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities and Chronic Environmental Illness" and works with patients with complex, chronic health challenges.
    Key Takeaways:
    - Which mycotoxins are most common?
    - What molds produce health-impacting mycotoxins?
    - What is the process through which the body detoxifies itself?
    - How are bowel movements supported?
    - What are the best tools for hydrating the body at the cellular level?
    - How is MCAS supported as part of a detoxification protocol?
    - Which binders are most appropriate for specific mycotoxins?
    - What phase II detoxification pathways are most important for mycotoxin detoxification?
    - What nutrients, herbs, and foods can optimize specific phase II pathways?
    - How is fungal colonization approached in a treatment protocol?
    - What is the role of the parasympathetic nervous system and limbic system in detoxification?
    Connect With My Guest:
    Beth O'Hara, FN: http://MastCell360.com
    Emily Givler, DSC: http://TOLHealth.com
    Neil Nathan, MD: http://NeilNathanMD.com
    Interview Date:
    June 30, 2020
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode122
    Additional Information:
    To learn more, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com.
    Disclaimer:
    The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Episode #121: Cell Danger Response with Dr. Neil Nathan, MD

    Episode #121: Cell Danger Response with Dr. Neil Nathan, MD

    Why You Should Listen:
    In this episode, you will learn about the Cell Danger Response and explore a different perspective on recovering health from chronic illness.
    About My Guest:
    My guest for this episode is Dr. Neil Nathan. Neil Nathan MD has been board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Academy of Pain Management. He is a Founding Diplomate of both the American Board of Integrative & Holistic Medicine and the International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness or ISEAI. He is the author of several books including "Toxic: Heal Your Body from Mold Toxicity, Lyme Disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities and Chronic Environmental Illness" and "Molds and Mycotoxins: Current Evaluation and Treatment: 2016". He is internationally recognized as a lecturer and teacher in the field of integrative medicine.
    Key Takeaways:
    - Is the Cell Danger Response (CDR) similar in concept to the need for "rebooting"?
    - What are the triggers of CDR?
    - What are purinergic signaling and purinergic receptors?
    - What are the key changes that occur when we enter a CDR?
    - What are the various CDR states?
    - What treatment options are appropriate in each state?
    - What needs to occur to move from one CDR state to the next?
    - Is lab testing and exogenous supplementation at times going against the wisdom of the body?
    - How can the current CDR state be determined?
    - What metabolomic changes have been observed?
    - What is Suramin?
    - Are there natural treatment options that can help move through the CDR?
    Connect With My Guest:
    http://NeilNathanMD.com
    Interview Date:
    June 12, 2020
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode121
    Additional Information:
    To learn more, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com.
    Disclaimer:
    The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Episode #120: Peptide Therapies with Dr. William Seeds, MD

    Episode #120: Peptide Therapies with Dr. William Seeds, MD

    Why You Should Listen:
    In this episode, you will learn about the use of peptide therapies in support of those with chronic illness.
    About My Guest:
    My guest for this episode is Dr. William Seeds. William Seeds MD is a board-certified surgeon practicing medicine for over 25 years. He is the Founder and Chairman of the International Peptide Society, Faculty Developer and Lecturer of the A4M Peptide Certification Program, and leading peptide therapy researcher. He is Chief of Surgery and Orthopedic Residency Site Director for University Hospital, Conneaut. He has been honored at the NFL Hall of Fame for his medical expertise in helping professional athletes recover from their severe injuries and has served as Professional Medical Consultant for the NHL, MBL, NBA, and NBC’s Dancing With The Stars. Today, he’s dedicated to bringing his mission to everyone: athletes, mom, entrepreneurs, and everything in between. His mission is simple: help people feel better, operate at the highest functionality in their physical bodies, their brains, their bones, and everything in between without toxic pharmaceuticals or temporary fixes that are inefficient to improve healthspan.
    Key Takeaways:
    - What are the potential side effects with peptide therapies?
    - How might peptides support the body to mitigate the impact of environmental toxins?
    - Do peptides have a role in mold illness?
    - What peptides may be helpful for sleep support?
    - Can peptides help to balance the nervous system or limbic system?
    - What is the role of peptides in immune modulation?
    - How might peptides upregulate GI function which has far-reaching, systemic effects?
    - Can peptides create more lasting energy throughout the day?
    - Might peptides play a role in cellular hydration?
    - What peptides may serve to support the body against microbial burdens?
    Connect With My Guest:
    http://DrSeeds.com
    Related Resources:
    http://Seeds.md
    http://PeptideSociety.org
    Interview Date:
    May 27, 2020
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode120
    Additional Information:
    To learn more, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com.
    Disclaimer:
    The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode #119: Traumatic Brain Injury with Dr. David Musnick, MD

    Episode #119: Traumatic Brain Injury with Dr. David Musnick, MD

    Why You Should Listen:
    In this episode, you will learn about integrative approaches to healing Traumatic Brain Injury.
    About My Guest:
    My guest for this episode is Dr. David Musnick. David Musnick MD is a Sports Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Internal Medicine physician in Bellevue, WA practicing at Peak Medicine. He has developed a Functional Medicine approach to healing the brain after concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury originally presented at an Institute for Functional Medicine annual meeting in 2017. He has written the chapter on Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury in the book Integrative Neurology. In his practice he integrates supplements, exercise, diet, and treatment for metals, toxins, mold, and infections. He has expanded his approach to also treating Mild Cognitive Impairment. Dr. Musnick is also a specialist in Prolotherapy and all aspects of Orthopedic and Sports Medicine.
    Key Takeaways:
    - What is the pathophysiology of brain injury?
    - What are the common symptoms of head injury?
    - Can a TBI be a trigger for Mast Cell Activation Syndrome or activation of the limbic system or Cell Danger Response?
    - How long after initial injury can treatment protocols realistically expect to lead to improvement?
    - What are the stages of brain injury?
    - How is the brain protected from further damage after injury?
    - What is the role of the blood-brain barrier in brain injury?
    - What role does excitotoxicity play in brain injury?
    - How is reducing neuroinflammation approached?
    - How are microglia shifted to the health-promoting M2 type?
    - What is the role of Nrf2, and how is it activated?
    - What is the role of oxidative stress after brain injury?
    - How are mitochondria supported in a brain healing program?
    - How is the migration and survival of nerve stem cells supported?
    - What is the role of the vagus nerve in brain injury?
    - How can nutrition be used to support optimal brain healing?
    - How is optimizing brain oxygenation approached?
    Connect With My Guest:
    http://PeakMedicine.com
    Interview Date:
    May 13, 2020
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode119
    Additional Information:
    To learn more, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com.
    Disclaimer:
    The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Episode #118: Preventing Lyme with Dr. Alexis Chesney, MS, ND, LAc

    Episode #118: Preventing Lyme with Dr. Alexis Chesney, MS, ND, LAc

    Why You Should Listen:
    In this episode, you will learn strategies for Preventing Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases.
    About My Guest:
    My guest for this episode is Dr. Alexis Chesney. Alexis Chesney MS, ND, LAc is a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist specializing in Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Originally from New York, Dr. Chesney received a BA from Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts. She earned a Masters in Science in acupuncture from the University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute and a doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine in Connecticut. She is one of the first naturopathic students to complete a hospital-based medical rotation. With five of her colleagues from across the nation, she founded the Naturopathic Medical Student Association, which is a recipient of the AANP President's Award. Naturopathic residency brought her to Vermont, where she has continued to work with a team of integrative practitioners at Sojourns Community Health Clinic in Westminster. She also has a private practice in Northampton, Massachusetts. She has dedicated her practices to the treatment of Lyme and tick-borne diseases. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), Vermont Association of Naturopathic Physicians (VANP), the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) and a founding full member of International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness (ISEAI). Dr. Chesney serves on the Board of Directors and as the Naturopathic Medicine Committee Chair for ILADS. She has been featured as an expert on tick-borne illness at an ILADS conference, at other professional and patient-focused conferences, on local talk radio, and in various news publications.
    Key Takeaways:
    - Why does the incidence of Lyme disease continue to rise?
    - Are co-infections the rule or the exception?
    - What is the difference between hard and soft ticks?
    - What times of year have the highest risk for tick exposures?
    - How common is a bulls-eye rash?
    - What is the role of Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever in Lyme-like illnesses?
    - What is alpha-gal?
    - How can tick populations be reduced?
    - What should be considered when spending time in nature to reduce the possibility of a tick bite?
    - What treatment options might be considered for prophylaxis?
    - When should one contact a doctor to discuss acute treatment strategies?
    - What testing options may be helpful early on?
    Connect With My Guest:
    http://DrAlexisChesney.com
    Interview Date:
    April 27, 2020
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode118
    Additional Information:
    To learn more, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com.
    Disclaimer:
    The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode #117: Deuterium Depletion with Dr. T. Que Collins, PhD, MA, MS

    Episode #117: Deuterium Depletion with Dr. T. Que Collins, PhD, MA, MS

    Why You Should Listen:
    In this episode, you will learn about deuterium and its impact on our health.
    About My Guest:
    My guest for this episode is Dr. T. Que Collins. T. Que Collins, PhD, MA, MS is a leading scientist when it comes to developing and applying nutrition and metabolic therapies to treat cancer in people and pets. He holds a PhD in Clinical Immunology, an MS in Oncotherapeutics, an MA in Experimental Pathology, and a BS in Poverty Health Care and Cancer Epidemiology. He is the Co-Founder and Principal Investigator at Cignature Health Metabolic Clinic now known as the Center for Deuterium Depletion. This is the first clinic in the world to use deuterium and tracer technologies to describe and follow the health status of patients with metabolic disorders such as cancer, diabetes, and autoimmune disorders. He is the Principal Investigator at Epigenix Foundation. This not-for-profit organization created by the founders of Quest Nutrition promotes research to prevent and ameliorate disease, maximize quality of life, and improve personal performance. He is also the Co-Founder and Principal Investigator at Ketopet Sanctuary. The sanctuary is a 53-acre ranch outside Austin, Texas that uses the ketogenic diet and other metabolic therapies with and without standard of care to treat dogs with naturally occurring cancers.
    Key Takeaways:
    - What are hydrogen and deuterium?
    - What symptoms and conditions are associated with elevated deuterium?
    - Does deuterium create an environment that is hospitable to pathogens?
    - What is deuterium depletion the basis of all functional medicine?
    - What is the D-TERMINATOR testing, and what does it reveal?
    - What functions in the body improve as deuterium is depleted?
    - Does drinking water increase deuterium levels?
    - What is the best type of water to drink?
    - Can deuterium depleted water be made at home?
    - What is the role of hydrogen water in a deuterium depletion discussion?
    - What foods increase and decrease deuterium levels?
    - Why is a higher fat diet helpful in depleting deuterium?
    - Do supplements have high levels of deuterium?
    - How might photobiomodulation support depletion of deuterium?
    - Do specific breathing exercises have a role in a deuterium depletion protocol?
    - Once deuterium levels are depleted, is a maintenance protocol needed?
    Connect With My Guest:
    http://DDCenters.com
    Interview Date:
    April 14, 2020
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode117
    Additional Information:
    To learn more, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com.
    Disclaimer:
    The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

    • 1 hr 51 min

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