Straight Talk MD is a podcast that examines current hot-button healthcare issues from the informative and unconventional point of view of Dr. Frank Sweeny. With over twenty-five years of experience as a medical doctor, he approaches the latest and greatest topics with a skeptical mind, presenting all the information, so you can decide for yourself.
The COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate, Vaccine Hesitancy, Natural Immunity, Myocarditis, and much, much more, with Rich Parker MD
Dr. Rich Parker and I discuss the Biden vaccine mandate, vaccine hesitancy, natural immunity, myocarditis, rational Covid testing in schools, and much, much more.
Dopamine Nation with Anna Lembke MD
Today, I interview best-selling author, Dr. Anna Lembke, on her latest book, Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence. Dr. Lembke carefully maps out the neuroscience, and leads us to an inescapable and uncomfortable conclusion: we have met the enemy, and the enemy is us. Dopamine is merely the messenger.
More often than not, we are the architects of our own addictions, pain, and unhappiness through our endless, compulsive overconsumption of highly potent stimuli like junk food, cannabis, internet porn, smartphones, social media, and the usual suspects of drugs and alcohol. We sacrifice a meaningful and satisfying life well-lived for the short-term dopamine rush that always leaves us wanting more.
This COVID Life 9: “Return to COVID Hell”
With persistent severe brain fog two weeks out from first symptoms, Frank must undergo extensive cognitive testing to rule out a structural brain injury.
This COVID Life 8: “Judgment Day”
Judgment Day arrives for Frank. Maryam gets her test results back.
This COVID Life 7: “Storm Warnings”
The return of the fever, along with the worsening brain fog and “monkey mind,” create fears of an impending cytokine storm. Maryam gets a fever and goes for a test.
This COVID Life 6: “Bad Omens”
The worsening of symptoms overnight may be bad omens for COVID-19 disease progression.