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Dr. Devaki Lindsey Berkson shares decades of experience as a hormone and nutrition expert so you can be a healthier, happier you.

Dr. Berkson's Best Health Radio Podcast Dr. Devaki Lindsey Berkson

    • Health & Fitness
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Dr. Devaki Lindsey Berkson shares decades of experience as a hormone and nutrition expert so you can be a healthier, happier you.

    Keeping the Noodles from Sticking Together in These Pandemic Times with Dr. Mary Ruwart PhD (#232)

    Keeping the Noodles from Sticking Together in These Pandemic Times with Dr. Mary Ruwart PhD (#232)

    To vaccine or not to vaccine, that has become a polarizing question.
    But why is there censorship of early interventions and also of doctors writing scripts for them?
    Why are we being pitted against each other?
    Dr. Ruwart has been in the pharmaceutical industry for many years, run for the presidential primary on the Libertarian ticket, and is author of three books, one on how the FDA became what she thinks it is today.
    This is a tell-it-like-we-think-it conversation.
    Mary J. Ruwart, Ph.D. chairs a for-profit IRB and is a former research scientist in the pharmaceutical industry.  She has a B.S. in biochemistry and a Ph.D. in Biophysics from Michigan State University.
    She did post-doctoral work at the St. Louis University Medical School’s Department of Surgery and became an Assistant Professor of Surgery before joining the Upjohn Company. 
    Science is always changing, and we are in a circumstance that is evolving, but it seems that the “narrative” of much of the media is not representing accurately both sides of the science.
    Turns out there are details not widely discussed on most TV or radio shows. You will hear some of that here including:
    Who is most apt to die from Covid and why. What does obesity have to do with it. Is heart damage happening more in vaccinated young adults than from Covid. Why getting two boosters a year exposes you to the “inflammatory spike” protein. The Covid spike protein binds to human tissues than any other animal the bat it derives from, and this is very unusual and makes us wonder about human gain-of-functioning engineering. We are seeing a level of censorship worldwide - bigger than we have ever seen before, even in the medical journals which are thus becoming untrustworthy now. So, in this show we ponder what is going on. Did you know that the Pfizer submission to FDA for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) is still under EUA? The full approval has been for Biotech – in this show Dr. R. discusses the difference.
    You cannot have a vaccine on an EUA if there are already “early effective interventions”. Critical to keep in mind.
    We discuss the veracity of VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) and why this is not being discussed, tracked, and Dr. R’s interpretation of the numbers.
    Dr. Ruwart believes, teaches, and writes that “Whoever controls your body, controls your mind.”
    Think, read, question, debate, learn… but stay calm. And informed.
    Dr. Ruwart says, “If the vaccine works, then you don’t need to worry about an unvaccinated person. If the vaccine doesn’t work, it makes no sense to have a mandate. Especially with something so new.”
    Dr. Ruwart says the research on the children 5 to 12 years old was done on a group of 2000 children. None in the experiemental nor placebo arm during this time got Covid. 5% of the children were lost to follow-up.
    Is this enough safety data to inject our children? Dr. Ruwart says it is something to ponder.
    We discuss blood labs to see if heart damage is occurring and suggest nutraceuticals to take prophylactically, especially in children and young adults, that may be heart-protective - if you decide that moving forward is the best way to go.
    These are suggestions based on physiology, not studies.
    Many studies are included below for your personal reading.
    Links  Dr. Ruwart’s three books, “Healing Our World,” “Short Answers to the Tough Questions,” and “Death by Regulation” are available at Amazon.
    Podcast - Death by Regulation with Dr. Mary Ruwart PhD (#98) 

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Breast Implant Illness with Robert Whitfield MD (#231)

    Breast Implant Illness with Robert Whitfield MD (#231)

    Breast implants are a very popular surgery, especially for re-construction after breast cancer. Dr. Whitfield is an experienced, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in oncologic breast reconstruction.
    But he was also the doctor to discover that some cases of autoimmunity, chronic fatigue, cognitive decline… start in contaminated breast implants!
    Dr. Whitfiled completed six years of surgical training at Indiana University Medical Center. Then a Plastic Surgery Residency. And then a Fellowship in Microsurgery and Aesthetic under Dr. William Zamboni.
    Dr. Whitfield began to have patients that were experiencing systemic illness, and when he removed their implants, called an “explant” procedure, he found identifiable pathogens in the tissue capsule. Treating these infections got rid of many of these systemic problems, such as chronic fatigue.
    This lead Dr. Whitfield to start to add more services for his clients, including nutritional and nutraceutical advice as well as personal genetic predisposition screening.
    Dr. Whitfield has completed over 4000 breast procedures since 2004 including over 500 implant removals. 
    He has the largest series of explant specimens with PCR testing. This tests the genetic sequences of pathogens, so is a highly sensitive test to identify “stealth” infections and find their appropriate medications to eradicate them.
    While serving as the President Elect of the Research Foundation Dr. Whitfiled also gave testimony at the FDA hearings in 2019 regarding Breast Implant iIlness (BII).

    • 49 min
    “Unfunc Your Gut” with Functional Medicine M.D. Dr. Peter Kozlowski (#230)

    “Unfunc Your Gut” with Functional Medicine M.D. Dr. Peter Kozlowski (#230)

    Gut health rules the basis of health.
    We now know that our gut cross-talks with our heart, brain and all tissues.
     
    If your gut is unhealthy, so is the rest of you!
     
    In this show you will learn:
     
    What functional medicine is and why it’s uniquely qualified to treat chronic illness What are elimination diets and if they’re effective The mind/body connection to illness How your emotional health affects your physical health Why food sensitivities have become so common The benefits of intermittent fasting How a mental, emotional, and spiritual connection to the food you eat influences your health How a low-FODMAP diet can drastically improve your digestive system  
    New Book: UNFUNC YOUR GUT: Boost Your Immune System, Heal Your Gut, and Unlock Your Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Health.  
     
     
     

    • 59 min
    How Not to Let Your Doctor Slowly Kill You Author: Dr. Angela DeRosa DO (#229)

    How Not to Let Your Doctor Slowly Kill You Author: Dr. Angela DeRosa DO (#229)

    In this show you will learn how hormones keep not only your skin thicker but waist thinner, but also how estrogen and progesterone are critical for boosting immune health and even treating leaky gut.  
     
    Dr. Angela DeRosa is an osteopathic physicians specializing in female health.
    Dr. DeRosa first got into this field because she went through peri-menopause in her 20’s while attending medical school, and then experienced full-blown menopause at age 35.
     
    When no other doctors could help her, Dr. DeRosa had to figure out how to accomplish that on her own.
     
    As of 2021, Dr. DeRosa has been prescribing bioidentical hormone therapies for 25 years.
     
    Dr. DeRosa also trains physicians.
     
    In 2018, she launched The Hormonal Health Institute: Executive Instruction for MedicalProfessionals, a hormonal healthcare consultancy designed to instruct medical providers and provide practice development training on bioidentical  hormone replacement therapies.
     
    In addition to her educational and clinical activities, Dr. DeRosa serves as the medical director for Belmar Pharma Solutions where she provides clinical and scientific technical support for all aspects hormonal therapies. Belmar pharmacy is the same facility that is “Behari Certified”, fulfilling low-dose-naltrexone scripts for $55 for a three month period.
     
    In this show you will learn:
     
    Males have multiple forms of FDA approved testosterone, while women have known. If the FDA succeeds in blocking compounding pharmacists from compounding bioidentical hormones, there will be NO testosterone replacement available for women! Why testosterone is one of the most important hormones for aging women. How (and why) big pharma is lobbying against bio-identical HRT The importance of custom tailoring hormone treatments instead of using a “one size fits all” approach.
     
    Why your doctor “must” track FSH and SHBG when prescribing you hormones. Why you want to achieve a “pre-menopausal” FSH level, to improve if not normalize your blood pressure, waistline, bone density, cognition and more. Not to mention your vocal cords, to avoid “little old lady” voice. The gender gap in healthcare. How a lack of transparency in the FDA puts patient health at risk. The evidence demonstrating compounded hormones work for millions of people.
     
    This is a must-hear conversation between two amazing women who hormone therapies have saved their own lives as well as patients they collaboratively serve.
    CONNECT WITH DR. DEROSA - Links
    DrDerosa@BelmarPharmacy.com @DrHotFlash  

    • 54 min
    Science About Early Covid Intervention with Peter McCullough, MD (#228)

    Science About Early Covid Intervention with Peter McCullough, MD (#228)

    In today’s environment, there is science to back both polarized sides. So it is difficult for everyone and anyone to figure out the truth.
    It takes courage to speak science that might not be the status quo. This show is about courage.
    On this show you will only hear peer review facts.  We share about protective nasal sprays, how you can make them at home, and much, more.
    In today’s dynamic dialogue you get to hear one of the most active academic physicians from Dallas, TX, Dr. Peter McCullough.
    In this show you will hear, backed by facts:
    What is going on with early intervention. What is going on with the Delta variant and vaccines. Durable immunity. ·      What’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) and how and why to interpret this. How to make nasal sprays that block viral adherence in mucous membranes. And more.  
    Plus, the reminder to eat your veggies. They matter!
     
    References of these past two studies that should have made headline news everywhere, but didn’t
     
    But you got them here!
     
    Diet quality and risk and severity of COVID-19: a prospective cohort study. Gut, 2021; gutjnl-2021-325353 DOI: 10.1136/gutjnl-2021-325353  
    Plant-based diets, pescatarian diets and COVID-19 severity: a population-based case-control study in six countries. BMJ Nutr Prev Health. 2021 Jun 7;4(1):257-266. doi: 10.1136/bmjnph-2021-000272. PMID: 34308134; PMCID: PMC8219480.  
    Links:
    Check out The McCullough Report Podcast

    • 52 min
    Testosterone Mythology Debunked with Dr. Abraham Morgentaler (#227)

    Testosterone Mythology Debunked with Dr. Abraham Morgentaler (#227)

    We live in a polemic world of clashing misinformation. Especially about hormones. Including testosterone.
    Too many men are taken off Testosterone (T) if they get a diagnosis of prostate cancer or heart disease even though the science shows otherwise. Today’s interview is with Dr. Abraham Morgentaler, Harvard urologist and world expert on Testosterone, who has done much of this science.
    This is a must hear conversation on hormones and health that you will want to share with your physicians and patients.
    Dr. Abraham Morgentaler Abraham Morgentaler, MD is an international authority on men’s health and a pioneer in the treatment of testosterone deficiency in men. Dr. Morgentaler’s research is credited with reversing the decades-old belief that testosterone therapy is risky for prostate cancer.
    Dr. Morgentaler graduated from Harvard College in 1978 and Harvard Medical School in 1982. He completed his residency in 1988 through the Harvard Program in Urology, and then joined the faculty of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery (Urology) at Harvard Medical School.
    In 1999, Dr. Morgentaler founded Men's Health Boston, the first center in the US to focus on sexual, reproductive, and hormonal health for men.
    Dr. Morgentaler was the recipient of the New Investigator Award in 1994 granted by the American Foundation of Urological Disease.
    Publications Dr. Morgentaler has published over 120 scientific articles on testosterone, prostate cancer, male sexual dysfunction, and male infertility.
    His work has appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, The Journal of the American Medical Association, Cancer, and The American Journal of Medicine.
    He is the author of the book Why Men Fake It: The Totally Unexpected Truth About Men and Sex, which has been widely hailed as a groundbreaking exploration of male sexuality. Dr. Morgentaler’s other books include Testosterone For Life: Recharge Your Vitality, Sex Drive, Muscle Mass, and Overall Health, and The Viagra Myth: The Surprising Impact on Love and Relationships.
    In this show you will learn: That T does NOT drive prostate cancer. How this myth started and has incorrectly affected medicine for 80 years. The known and unknown symptoms of low T. The issue with just looking at total testosterone and why you must run “free testosterone” and also “SHBG”. What lizards and men have in common? The unappreciated role of hormones in overall health and why so often our doctors don’t realize this or take this into consideration when treating us. Links Why Men Fake It: The Totally Unexpected Truth About Men and Sex
    Testosterone For Life: Recharge Your Vitality, Sex Drive, Muscle Mass, and Overall Health
    The Viagra Myth: The Surprising Impact on Love and Relationships.

    • 1 hr 16 min

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I discovered your podcast a few months ago and have been listening to all of the interviews in record time. It’s like getting a Masters in whole body health and wellness! Your humor, compassion, and curiosity make learning this complex subject matter so fascinating. Thank you 🙏 for continuing to share your wisdom the knowledge / insights of your guests. It makes understanding the body/mind accessible to all and allows us to empower ourselves w/knowledge while seeking a provider who can help.

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