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It is easy to to struggle with your health, especially when there is so much conflicting information making it complex and confusing. Join Dr. Gina Pritchard, Dr. Witt Wilkerson, Patti DeMatteis and Lora Hooper as they pull back the curtain on traditional healthcare. Each episode contains powerful information to help you discover root causes of disease and a path to better health. If you aren't happy with your current health, or are seeking help, this show is for you.

Ask Why Medicine Gina, Witt, Patti, and Lora

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It is easy to to struggle with your health, especially when there is so much conflicting information making it complex and confusing. Join Dr. Gina Pritchard, Dr. Witt Wilkerson, Patti DeMatteis and Lora Hooper as they pull back the curtain on traditional healthcare. Each episode contains powerful information to help you discover root causes of disease and a path to better health. If you aren't happy with your current health, or are seeking help, this show is for you.

    Why do I need an oral systemic collaboration team?

    Why do I need an oral systemic collaboration team?

    Join our hosts for an informative discussion on the importance of having an oral systemic collaboration team. The mouth is the gateway to the body and that’s why it’s so beneficial to take the information we obtain during a dental exam and share it with the other medical professionals in our collaboration team. We know now that bacteria in the mouth can go beyond the mouth and into your arterial system, causing such problems as inflammation and plaque buildup in the arteries, which endangers other systems in the body, such as the heart. 

    The health of the mouth isn’t just about our teeth. It’s all connected, which brings us to the topic of  inflammaging–the impact inflammation has on the aging process. Inflammaging is defined as the increase in the levels of inflammatory markers in the blood and tissue.

    The public drives change, and that is why it’s advisable to be a proactive patient. Asking for specific diagnostics, such as a saliva test is part of taking charge of your own healthcare and maximizing the benefit of your clinic visits.

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    • 26 min
    Why is it important that our health model take an integrative approach?

    Why is it important that our health model take an integrative approach?

    Hosts are the heart of every podcast, and to honor this fact, we’re bringing you special story episodes featuring each host individually. Today’s episode features Dr. DeWitt Wilkerson’s personal story about how he became a leader in the field of integrative health care, and focuses on the question: Why is it important that our health model takes an integrative approach?

    Growing up, Dr. Wilkerson was introduced to holistic practices through his mother, who is currently 98 years old. She studied nutrition, starting as a young adult, as a means of keeping herself and her family healthy, implementing juicing, vitamin therapy, exercise, and elimination of sugar into their lifestyle. This model of proactive healthcare has been a big factor in Dr. Wilkerson’s life and career.

    The current philosophy of conventional medicine is that genetic predisposition cannot be altered. However, now we are learning that lifestyle choices can make an impact on how these genetic factors play out in our health. An anti-inflammatory lifestyle can in fact reduce insults to our health.

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    • 25 min
    Why is "inflammation" the buzzword in health care?

    Why is "inflammation" the buzzword in health care?

    Chronic inflammation is rampant among the vast majority of people in the United States. This inflammation is often silent and can occur for years without you even knowing, wreaking havoc throughout our bodies. This chronic inflammation can lead to cancer, Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, and a host of other chronic diseases.
    The current standard of care in this country is sickcare, and we are tired of not getting answers to our health. Why wait until disease is found, to know if you are headed towards disease? We need a mindshift towards prevention to get the answers. There are simple, objective tests, to know where you stand. We work to stabilize and reverse disease, and want to start early with young people so we can prevent these chronic diseases from ever happening in the future. 
    In this episode, we discuss the important questions to ask your medical and dental teams about chronic inflammation, and some objective testing to look for. We will continue to bring you answers, important questions to ask, and tests you can look for in future episodes.
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    • 21 min
    Why is the new era of medicine life changing and life saving?

    Why is the new era of medicine life changing and life saving?

    In thinking about how we can take responsibility for our own health and not be dependent on others, Dr. Witt Wilkerson discusses the three eras of medicine. The first and second era of medicine is primarily focused on lifesaving medicines and procedures. This kind of care is necessary when you are sick; however, if there were guardrails in place throughout our healthcare system, we wouldn’t need some of these life saving medicines and procedures. These guardrails are an illustration for the practice of preventative healthcare, this new era of medicine. Why should we wait for you to get sick in order to care for you, when we can empower you to ask the right questions and live a life free of inflammatory diseases?

    There is so much conflicting information in the world regarding what is best for your health. We are here to help unravel the “why” and getting this new era of medicine to move forward. Dr. Wilkerson explains the important role lifestyle plays in your health, and how your future is not all about genetics. We can uncover asymptomatic risk factors and the importance of moving these conversations into the mainstream media. We invite you to ask “why?” and to join the movement.

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    • 24 min
    It all starts with asking, “why?”

    It all starts with asking, “why?”

    Welcome to the Ask Why Medicine Podcast! In this introductory episode, you’ll meet the hosts Gina Pritchard, MSN, RN, CNS, ACNP, DNPc; Patti DeMatteis ASDH, RDH; Lora Hooper, BSDH, RDH, EFDA; and DeWitt Wilkerson, DMD. They discuss their “why,” the goals of the podcast, and empower you to ask “why?” in your own life.

    Gina Pritchard, MSN, RN, CNS, ACNP, DNPc
    Dr. Pritchard discusses her journey working in a cardiac care clinic and her transition into preventative health care. By asking “why did this individual have a heart attack or stroke in the first place?” we can now save you from those repeat hospitalizations, repeat procedures, and a potentially devastating future.
    Dr. Pritchard is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, specializing in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Treatment. She is the owner of The PREVENT Clinic with offices in New York and in Texas and is the Clinical Program Director for the BaleDoneen Method. She is one of the nation’s leading specialists in prevention of heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes and vascular-related dementia.

    Patti DeMatteis ASDH, RDH
    Patti discusses her journey working with patients, answering questions like “why did I have a heart attack at a young age?” Through this podcast, we will give you the right questions to ask, to ensure you don’t have comorbidities and that your immune system is strong to fight off any infections or viruses that may come your way.
    Patti is the founder of DHEmethod. Patti is a founding member of The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health and a Preceptor for the BaleDoneen Method. Her passion for dentistry focuses on comprehensive patient care and helping dental colleagues enjoy their profession in the fast paced oral-systemic movement toward prevention and wellness.

    Lora Hooper, BSDH, RDH, EFDA
    Lora discusses the transformation we want to provide with this podcast, that you can go from feeling frustrated and hopeless in your health, to feeling confident, and knowing that you can live a long healthy life.  Through this podcast, we will bring you stories of people who are reversing chronic inflammatory disease such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It is possible! We will bring you the leading scientists, experts, and top answers to the most pressing questions in our healthcare system.
    Lora is the co-owner of DHEmethod. She continues to work in private practice while running her business as a dental consultant. Her passion lies in improving the quality of life for every patient by implementing oral-systemic care into practice through the DHEmethod.

    Witt Wilkerson, DMD
    Dr. Wilkerson discusses lifestyle factors versus genetics in disease progression and the new model of healthcare titled “integrative medicine.” The goal of the Ask Why Medicine Podcast is to ask all the questions and bring you the best experts, to find the answers to help you, your families, and your communities live longer and healthier lives.
    Dr. Wilkerson is a partner of Dr. Peter Dawson’s private practice. He serves as a Senior Faculty/Lecturer and Director of Dental Medicine with the Dawson Academy, is a Past-President of the AAOSH, Past-President of the AES, Director of Dental Medicine at the Dawson Academy, Adjunct Professor of Graduate Studies at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, and former Associate Faculty and Special Lecturer at the L.D. Pankey Institute.

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    • 14 min

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