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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!

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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 #167: Gerson Therapy with Dr. Patrick Vickers, DC

    Episode #167: Gerson Therapy with Dr. Patrick Vickers, DC

    Why You Should Listen: 
    In this episode, you will learn about Gerson Therapy.
    About My Guest:
    My guest for this episode is Dr. Patrick Vickers.  Patrick Vickers, DC is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College, representing the face of the Gerson Therapy worldwide.  Dr. Vickers is featured in the epic documentary series The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest. His patient is also chronicled in the classic documentary The Beautiful Truth.   Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dr. Albert Schweitzer called Dr. Max Gerson, "The most eminent genius in medical history" as The Gerson Therapy has the most storied reputation, to date, for its ability to reverse advanced cancer and degenerative diseases.   With seven movies chronicling Dr. Gerson's work, no other therapy has received such recognition on an international scale.  Personally trained by Dr. Gerson's family and one of the few people to have studied Dr. Gerson's handwritten files, Dr. Patrick Vickers continues to carry on Dr. Gerson's legacy through his premier Advanced Gerson Clinic in Rosarito, Mexico.  Dr. Vickers lectures on various platforms around the world on the indisputable, cellular science behind health, disease, and the Gerson Therapy.
    Key Takeaways:
    What is the history of Gerson Therapy? What role does metabolism play in creating the right metabolism for cancer? How does the Gerson program heal the metabolic system? What ingredients are included in their juices? How does salt create a "cellular edema"? What is the impact of chloride on the thyroid? What role do healthy fats play in cell membrane potential? Which fats are health-promoting vs. health-negating? What role do hydrogen and pH play? Does sugar feed cancer? What are the mechanisms of coffee enemas? Do coffee enemas help bile flow? How should coffee enemas be performed? Are there any contraindications for coffee enemas? How might castor oil be used in a healing program? Did Dr. Max Gerson consider the role of mental and emotional health?  Connect With My Guest:
    http://GersonClinic.com
    Interview Date:
    June 7, 2022
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode167.
    Additional Information:
    To learn more, visit https://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 33 min
    Episode #166: Methylene Blue with Dr. John Lieurance, ND, DC

    Episode #166: Methylene Blue with Dr. John Lieurance, ND, DC

    Why You Should Listen:  In this episode, you will learn about the potential applications of the "magic bullet" methylene blue.
    About My Guest:
    My guest for this episode is Dr. John Lieurance.  John Lieurance, ND, DC is a naturopath and chiropractic neurologist who has been in private practice for 27 years.  He directs Advanced Rejuvenation, a multi-disciplinary clinic, with a focus on alternative and regenerative medicine, naturopathic medicine, functional neurology functional cranial release, Lumomed, Lyme disease, mold illness, and many other neurological conditions such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, degenerative neurological disease, and inner ear conditions.  He travels internationally teaching other doctors.  Dr. Lieurance founded UltimateCellularReset.com, a web based educational portal, which sends out weekly videos on health and wellness tools for overcoming disease and fostering longevity and vitality.  He has been featured in many podcasts and documentaries.  He is the author of the 5-star book Melatonin: Miracle Molecule available on Amazon and at MelatoninBook.com.
    Key Takeaways:
    What is the history of methylene blue in medicine? Can methylene blue be helpful in addressing vector-borne infections such as Borrelia, Bartonella, and Babesia? Does methylene blue have virucidal properties? How might methylene blue be helpful in chronic UTIs and interstitial cystitis? What effect of methylene blue on biofilms and the organisms within them? What role does methylene blue play in the electron transport chain? How might methylene blue be anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective? Might methylene blue have a role as a cognitive enhancer? What is the role of methylene blue in concussions and TBIs? Can methylene blue play a role in improving depression? Can methylene blue lead to detoxification reactions?  Are binders and drainage support recommended? How might methylene blue support autophagy or the body's janitorial service? How might nano silver, nano gold, or red light therapy potentize the effects of methylene blue? Should ascorbic acid be taken with methylene blue? Should CoQ10 be avoided with methylene blue? Should methylene blue be used daily or pulsed? Can methylene blue be used with psychedelic interventions? Connect With My Guest:
    http://UltimateCellularReset.com
    Related Resources
    eBook: Methylene Blue: Magic Bullet: The Ultimate Supplement for Mitochondrial Support!
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    Functional Cranial Release: https://www.functionalcranialrelease.com
    Interview Date:
    May 23, 2022
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode166.
    Additional Information:
    To learn more, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com.
    Disclosure:
    BetterHealthGuy.com is an affiliate of MitoZen.
    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 24 min
    Episode #165: Bartonella with Dr. Brian Plante, ND

    Episode #165: Bartonella with Dr. Brian Plante, ND

    Why You Should Listen: 
    In this episode, you will learn about the vector-borne infection Bartonella.
    About My Guest:
    My guest for this episode is Dr. Brian Plante.  Brian Plante, ND is a licensed naturopathic doctor with extensive training in integrative healthcare approaches. He specializes in working with patients suffering from complex immune dysfunction such as Lyme disease, chronic viral infections, environmental toxicity (such as from mold and heavy metals), autoimmune disease, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Additionally, Dr. Plante helps patients recover from functional gastrointestinal conditions, adrenal and thyroid disorders, and neuropsychiatric disorders. With each patient Dr. Plante meets, he conducts a comprehensive evaluation in order to get a complete picture and then creates individualized treatment plans to address that patient’s specific concerns. Dr. Plante is a graduate of the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR, as well as a member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS). He believes that one integral step in helping patients heal from complex chronic illness is by empowering them with knowledge and understanding. He facilitates this by patiently taking however much time is needed to investigate a patient’s symptoms and concerns thoroughly. Through compassionate listening, thoughtful instruction, and a steadfast commitment to helping patients experience lasting, positive change, Dr. Plante can combat the frustration patients often experience in their struggle to find answers. His goal with every patient with whom he interacts is to provide support and guidance in their journey toward achieving optimal health.
    Key Takeaways:
    What symptoms provide clues for the potential of Bartonella? Could Bartonella be an explanation for many neuropsychiatric conditions? Might Bartonella play a role in SIBO? What are the vectors through which Bartonella may be acquired? What labs are useful for exploring the potential presence of Bartonella? How often does mold exposure play a role in Bartonella patients? Can Bartonella be a trigger for MCAS? Can Bartonella be a driver of autoimmunity and immune dysregulation? Might Bartonella play a role in hypermobility syndromes and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome? What role does Bartonella play in Morgellons? What is the foundation for treating Bartonella? What modalities can be helpful for terrain optimization? What role do nutritional IVs play in Bartonella treatment? Are antibiotics necessary in treating Bartonella? What herbs may be helpful for addressing Bartonella? How might oxidative therapies such as ozone, EBOO, and ozone plasmapheresis be used? How often do biofilms need to be addressed? What antimicrobial and immune-modulating peptides have a role? Can Bartonella be fully eradicated? Once a patient has recovered, can treatment be stopped?  Or is there a maintenance strategy for longer-term support? Connect With My Guest:
    http://BioResetMedical.com
    Interview Date:
    May 3, 2022
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode165.
    Additional Information:
    To learn more, visit https://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 39 min
    Episode #164: The Mold Medic with Michael Rubino, CMR, IEP

    Episode #164: The Mold Medic with Michael Rubino, CMR, IEP

    Why You Should Listen:  In this episode, you will learn about mold inspection and remediation.
    About My Guest:
    My guest for this episode is Michael Rubino.  Michael Rubino, CMR, IEP is an air quality expert who helps bridge the gap between the air in our homes and its direct impact on our health.  Michael works with over 100 doctors globally to not only raise awareness but also provide solutions to correctly identify and remove the pollutants causing this global health crisis.  As President of All American Restoration, Michael specializes in working with people who are immunocompromised or have acute and sustained reactions to mold exposure and has helped heal over 1,000 families.  He is also a council-certified Mold Remediator by IICRC and ACAC and is a contributing member, sponsor, and speaker for the Indoor Air Quality Association.  He is the author of The Mold Medic and a contributor to MindBodyGreen.  Michael has been featured on Gwyneth Paltrow’s The goop Podcast and goop's website, Brandi Glanville’s Unfiltered Podcast, Luke Storey, Forbes, USA Today, and Bloom TV, to name a few. He hosts the YouTube series "Mold Talks" where guests include medical experts as well as mold recovery patients, including media icon Atoosa Rubenstein.
    Key Takeaways:
    How important is considering the allergenic aspects of mold exposure? What sets the stage for environmental illness? What issues lead to mold or water-damage in a building? What testing options are used to evaluate a home? Is air sampling an appropriate testing method? How should a dust sample be collected for an ERMI? How is an ERMI interpreted? Why is an ERMI score even less helpful post-remediation? What is the role of Actinomycetes and endotoxins? Can mold dogs be used to identify a mold source? What are the 3 main steps in a proper remediation? How many sources of contamination are commonly found in a water-damaged building? What are the key elements of a remediation plan? Is fogging a viable tool for resolving issues arising from water-damage? What are the challenges posed by an HVAC system? What issues arise from crawl spaces, basements, and attics? Can cars be remediated? How can one remediate on a budget? What personal belongings may need to be discarded? What are the criteria for a successful remediation? What should one expect in terms of a guarantee from a remediator? Can a home be remediated such that one can recover in the same environment in which they became ill? What dehumidifiers, vacuums, and air filters does The Mold Medic find helpful? Connect With My Guest:
    http://TheMoldMedic.com
    Related Resources:
    All American Restoration
    Interview Date:
    April 21, 2022
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode164.
    Additional Information:
    To learn more, visit https://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 45 min
    Episode #163: Thiamine Deficiency Disease with Dr. Chandler Marrs, MS, MA, PhD

    Episode #163: Thiamine Deficiency Disease with Dr. Chandler Marrs, MS, MA, PhD

    Why You Should Listen:  In this episode, you will learn about Thiamine Deficiency Disease.
    About My Guest:
    My guest for this episode is Dr. Chandler Marrs.  Chandler Marrs, MS, MA, PhD is an independent health researcher and writer.  She is the co-author of the book "Thiamine Deficiency Disease, Dysautonomia, and High Calorie Malnutrition" and the author of over 200 articles on various topics, from women’s health and hormones, medication reactions, to mitochondrial function and dysfunction.  She is the founder and editor of the online health journal "Hormones Matter" which boasts a rich archive of over 1400 articles including in-depth research analysis and patient case stories.  She is also the founder and administrator of a patient research group on Facebook called "Understanding Mitochondrial Nutrients".   In her spare time, she is a competitive powerlifter and works to support strength sports for older women through her website and Facebook group "Old Ladies Lift".
    Key Takeaways:
    What is thiamine and its fundamental roles in the body? How common is thiamine deficiency? What is the ideal way to test for thiamine deficiency? Does thiamine influence gene expression? What role does thiamine play in medication and vaccine reactions? What is the connection between thiamine deficiency and dysautonomia? Might thiamine play a role in SIBO? Can thiamine be helpful for those in a Cell Danger Response state? Which environmental stressors may deplete the body of thiamine? Does thiamine impact the limbic system? How does thiamine lead to hypoxia and resulting sympathetic dominance? Does thiamine play a role in glucose regulation? Does thiamine repletion have the potential to lead to a worsening of symptoms? What is the connection between elevated levels of lactic acid and thiamine deficiency?   Might toxic mold exposure interfere with the absorption of thiamine? Has thiamine repletion been a helpful strategy in CFS/ME patients? Does thiamine play a role in methylation? Could glyphosate lead to large-scale thiamine deficiency? Might thiamine be helpful in autism, PANS/PANDAS, or neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's? What form of thiamine is most health-supporting? Connect With My Guest:
    http://HormonesMatter.com
    Related Resources:
    Book - Thiamine Deficiency Disease, Dysautonomia, and High Calorie Malnutrition
    Article - Hiding in Plain Sight: Modern Thiamine Deficiency
    Interview Date:
    March 29, 2022
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode163.
    Additional Information:
    To learn more, visit https://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 22 min
    Episode #162: Toxic Mold Recovery with Bridgit Danner, LAc, FDN-P

    Episode #162: Toxic Mold Recovery with Bridgit Danner, LAc, FDN-P

    Why You Should Listen: 
    In this episode, you will learn about recovering from toxic mold illness.
    About My Guest:
    My guest for this episode is Bridgit Danner.  Bridgit Danner, LAc, FDN-P was working as an acupuncturist in Portland, Oregon when her health started to deteriorate. She learned a lot, tried a lot of things and even completed a functional health coaching program in an effort to heal herself and become a better practitioner.  Although several things kind of helped, nothing helped completely, and she hit rock bottom in the winter of 2014. Soon after she discovered toxic mold in her 100-yr old home and began the long journey of home and body repair.  Bridgit got into the natural medicine field in 2000 as a young environmentalist. She practiced as an acupuncturist and integrative clinic owner for 13 years, performing well over 10,000 sessions, before transitioning to the online space as a functional health coach and educator.  Bridgit loves to teach about everyday detox, functional living and toxic mold illness.  She is the founder of a line of detox supplements called Functional Detox Products. 
    Key Takeaways:
    Where is toxic mold most commonly encountered? What are the symptoms observed in those with mold illness? How does one find proper testing and remediation resources? What are the pros and cons of the EMMA and ERMI? How can the body be tested for mold illness? Does mold illness activate chronic infections? What are some items that damage energy production? What can one do if they cannot move? What belongings can be taken to a new environment? What are some common issues to be aware of when remediating? Can limbic system retraining be helpful? What are some key tools for supporting detoxification? How can sleep be optimized? How might healthy fats be supportive of healing? What binders might be helpful? What is the role of sauna in mold illness recovery? Are coffee enemas a game changer in mold illness? Connect With My Guest:
    http://BridgitDanner.com
    Related Resources:
    The Ultimate Toxic Mold Recovery Guide: Take Back Your Home, Health & Life
    Interview Date:
    March 1, 2022
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode162.
    Additional Information:
    To learn more, visit https://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 19 min

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