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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 #115: Joint Hypermobility and EDS with Michael McEvoy

    Episode #115: Joint Hypermobility and EDS with Michael McEvoy

    Why You Should Listen:
    In this episode, you will learn about Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.
    About My Guest:
    My guest for this episode is Michael McEvoy. Michael McEvoy is the founder of Metabolic Healing and co-founder of TrueReport, a NutriGenomics assessment. Michael is recognized as a thought leader, systems creator, educator, and integrator of diverse clinical modalities. Michael has created the Metabolic Healing Institute out of the need for deeper clinical applications and clarity of vision in the field of functional medicine and integrative healthcare. Through unique educational and teaching endeavors, Michael’s objective is to assemble a network of the world’s top clinicians to meet the demands and challenges of 21st century functional medicine and to implement the analytical tools and frameworks required.
    Key Takeaways:
    - What are the symptoms of joint hypermobility syndrome?
    - What is the role of the extracellular matrix in joint hypermobility?
    - What is the interplay between the ECM and the immune system?
    - How is the ECM involved in Cell Danger Response?
    - Could mast cell stabilizers potentially impede healing?
    - What is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome?
    - What are the triggers for joint hypermobility and EDS?
    - What is the Cusack Protocol for EDS?
    - What tools have proven helpful in hypermobility and EDS?
    - What is the role of RCCX in complex, chronic illness?
    - Is there a connection between EDS and Craniocervical Instability?
    Connect With My Guest:
    http://MetabolicHealing.com
    Interview Date:
    March 20, 2020
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode115
    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 37 min
    Episode #114: Mycotoxins with Dr. Andrew Campbell, MD

    Episode #114: Mycotoxins with Dr. Andrew Campbell, MD

    Why You Should Listen:
    In this episode, you will learn about the impact of mycotoxins on health, including antibody testing for mycotoxins.
    About My Guest:
    My guest for this episode is Dr. Andrew Campbell. Thirty years ago, Andrew Campbell, MD started seeing many women who were sick from their silicone breast implants. Most of them eventually had their implants removed thinking it would solve their health problems, but it didn’t. Dr. Campbell then connected with Dr. Pierre Blais in Canada, a PhD expert in breast implants. His research had shown that many implants had molds in them. He then started treating these patients with an antifungal medication, and they improved tremendously. As his reputation grew, many people started to come see him because of molds growing in their home or workplace due to water damage. Many had gone from doctor to doctor without getting any better. These patients had all kinds of tests done, taken all kinds of pills and supplements, and countless were told “it’s all in your head”. Dr. Campbell has helped well over 10,000 patients with health problems due to molds and mycotoxins. Everyone’s immune system is unique and different, like a fingerprint. That is why there is no one treatment, no one size fits all. The key to the diagnosis and treatment is to see if a person has antibodies to mycotoxins from exposure to molds. These are toxins and have an exceedingly bad and toxic effect on health. He has published his findings with people affected by molds and mycotoxins in medical journals and as chapters in medical books. He has lectured on this subject at medical conferences all over the US, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. In all, he has published over 90 studies; 19 of them on the effects of molds and mycotoxins in people.
    Key Takeaways:
    - What is the role of mold and mycotoxins in breast implant illness?
    - What is the role of mycotoxins in "chronic Lyme disease"?
    - Where in the body do mycotoxins have the most health-negating effects?
    - What are the symptoms of mycotoxicosis?
    - Do mycotoxins impact a fetus during pregnancy? Can they be passed to a child through breastfeeding?
    - What is MyMycoLab? What mycotoxin antibodies does it test for?
    - How long after an exposure should one wait to perform a MyMycoLab?
    - Do the result differentiate between current or past exposure?
    - Do mycotoxin antibody levels correlate to the severity of illness?
    - How long should one wait before repeating the MyMycoLab after addressing their exposure?
    - Can immune suppression or low immunoglobulins lead to false negative MyMycoLab results?
    - Is there a connection between IgE mycotoxin antibodies and MCAS?
    - How does antibody testing for mycotoxins different from looking for mycotoxins in urine?
    - Is removal from the exposure enough, or does fungal colonization in the body need to be considered as part of a treatment strategy?
    - How is autoimmunity potentially associated with mycotoxins explored?
    - How is mycotoxin-associated illness treated?
    Connect With My Guest:
    http://MyMycoLab.com
    Interview Date:
    February 24, 2020
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode114
    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 16 min
    Episode #113: Mitochondria with Dr. Bryan Rade, ND

    Episode #113: Mitochondria with Dr. Bryan Rade, ND

    Why You Should Listen:
    In this episode, you will learn about the importance of mitochondria in recovering from a complex, chronic illness.
    About My Guest:
    My guest for this episode is Dr. Bryan Rade. Bryan Rade, ND is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and is the current President of the Nova Scotia Association of Naturopathic Doctors. His practice focuses on complex chronic illness, persistent Borreliosis and coinfections, mold illness, integrative oncology, the biomedical treatment of autism (“DAN” Doctor), PANS/PANDAS, neurological disorders, SIBO, and chronic pain. He utilizes a wide range of tools including prolotherapy, prolozone, neural therapy, perineural injection therapy, platelet-rich plasma, ozonated clot matrix therapy, Low Dose Immunotherapy, Low Dose Allergen Therapy, ozone therapy, CranioBiotic Technique, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, intravenous laser therapy, chelation therapy, and many others. Dr. Rade owns and operates the East Coast Naturopathic Clinic in Bedford, Nova Scotia, where he is joined by a team of innovative naturopathic doctors, as well as naturopathic residents. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Rade regularly speaks at medical conferences. He lectures at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine on persistent borreliosis and coinfections, as well as on injection therapies for pain management.
    Key Takeaways:
    - How many ATP are in a given cell in various tissue types in the body?
    - What are key symptoms of mitochondrial dysfunction?
    - What is the connection between mitochondria and adrenal or thyroid dysfunction?
    - Is there a connection between our nervous system, sympathetic dominance, and mitochondria?
    - Do microbes and toxins impact mitochondrial function?
    - How does ATP as the danger signal in the Cell Danger Response model fit in with an attempt to support the mitochondria?
    - Does mitochondrial dysfunction play a role in dysautonomia, POTS, or EDS?
    - Do antibiotics or other medications such as Disulfiram or Cholestyramine negatively impact mitochondria?
    - Can mitochondrial support improve those with damage from fluoroquinolones?
    - What options are available for testing mitochondrial function?
    - How is mitochondrial dysfunction treated?
    - How can mitochondrial biogenesis be stimulated?
    - What is the role of NAD in supporting the mitochondria?
    - Does reduction of blue light at night benefit the mitochondria?
    - What non-supplement tools may help support our energy production?
    - How can autophagy and mitophagy be upregulated?
    Connect With My Guest:
    http://EastCoastNaturopathic.com
    Interview Date:
    February 12, 2020
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode113
    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 34 min
    Episode #112: Morgellons with Dr. Eboni Cornish, MD

    Episode #112: Morgellons with Dr. Eboni Cornish, MD

    Why You Should Listen:
    In this episode, you will learn about diagnosing and treating Morgellons.
    About My Guest:
    My guest for this episode is Dr. Eboni Cornish. Eboni Cornish, MD graduated from Brown University undergraduate and Brown University Medical School. She completed her family medicine residency at Georgetown University. During her training there, she volunteered her time by serving as a medical consultant on a DC Human Rights Committee for Individuals with Disabilities. In 2003, as a Howard Hughes Medical Fellow, Dr. Cornish conducted translational research at the National Human Genome Research Institute of NIH. She was an apprentice in the laboratory of Francis Collins, MD, PhD., the current Director of NIH and leader of the Human Genome Project. Under his leadership, she analyzed genetic associations of chronic illnesses. She is currently a member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM), and A4M . She is on the physician advisory board of the Charles E. Holman Foundation for Morgellons Disease. She is a board member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society Educational Foundation. One of her roles is the ILADS physician training program which trains hundreds of doctors in the management of chronic tick-borne illness. She is an expert in the treatment of Lyme Disease, Chronic Fatigue, PANDAS/PANS, Biotoxin Illness, Fibromyalgia, among other chronic conditions. In 2019, Dr. Cornish merged her private Lyme practice with the national Amen Clinics. There, she serves as functional medicine provider and treats neuropsychiatric manifestations of disease from a holistic perspective. Dr. Cornish’s approach to the treatment of chronic disease is to find the root cause of a person’s health problems by performing a comprehensive evaluation of the body’s various biological systems. She understands that all of these symptoms are interconnected and contribute to the emergence of disease as well as its resolution. Not only is she an amazing doctor, but she's also a mom of triplets.
    Key Takeaways:
    - How long has Morgellons been identified, and where did the name come from?
    - What are the main symptoms and common themes in Morgellons?
    - Is Morgellons contagious?
    - What is the connection between chronic Lyme disease and Morgellons?
    - Which organisms play a role in Morgellons?
    - What are the diagnostic criteria for Morgellons?
    - What are Morgellons fibers or filaments made of?
    - What role does environmental toxicity play in Morgellons?
    - Does mold illness from water-damaged buildings play a role in Morgellons?
    - What role does Mast Cell Activation Syndrome play in Morgellons?
    - Does dental health issues contribute to Morgellons?
    - How is Morgellons treated?
    - Why are sleeping, pooping, and GI health so key to recovery?
    - Is there a place for Disulfiram in the treatment of Morgellons?
    - What order should vector-borne infections be treated in?
    - Why are anti-parasitics helpful?
    - Do biofilms need to be treated to optimize Morgellons treatment outcome?
    - What needs to be done to further legitimize Morgellons?
    Connect With My Guest:
    http://AmenClinic.com
    http://ILADEF.org
    Related Resources:
    http://TheCEHF.org
    http://MorgellonsMovie.org
    Interview Date:
    January 24, 2020
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode112
    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 39 min
    Episode #111: Disulfiram with Dr. Dan Kinderlehrer, MD

    Episode #111: Disulfiram with Dr. Dan Kinderlehrer, MD

    Why You Should Listen:
    In this episode, you will learn about an exciting new therapeutic agent in Lyme disease called Disulfiram.
    About My Guest:
    My guest for this episode is Dr. Dan Kinderlehrer. Daniel A. Kinderlehrer, MD is a nationally recognized physician with expertise in the fields of nutrition, allergy, environmental medicine, Lyme disease and the healing of mind-body-spirit as a unified whole. Dr. Kinderlehrer co-founded The New England Center for Holistic Medicine in Newbury, MA and has taught extensively, including practitioner training courses at the Omega Institute, The National Institute of Behavioral Medicine, and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. He created and organized the Lyme Fundamentals course which is presented annually at the International Lyme and Associated Diseases conferences. He is the author of several review articles in medical journals and the Lyme Times. His integrated medical practice in Denver, CO focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne disease. Dr. Kinderlehrer is the author of Recovery From Lyme: The Integrative Medicine Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Tick-Borne Illness which will be released in 2020.
    Key Takeaways:
    - Is Disulfiram a game changer in the treatment of Lyme disease?
    - Where did Disulfiram originate, and what has it historically been used for?
    - Does Disulfiram potentially eradicate Borrelia and Babesia?
    - What is the role of Disulfiram in the treatment of Bartonella?
    - How is Disulfiram dosing managed to minimize side effects?
    - What foods, personal care products, supplements, and medications need to be avoided while on Disulfiram?
    - Can Disulfiram be used in those with sulfa drug sensitivities?
    - Do some patients need Disulfiram long-term?
    - Can Disulfiram be used in pregnancy and in children?
    - What is the role of copper in terms of side effects with the use of Disulfiram?
    - What are some of the mental health side effects observed with Disulfiram?
    - Does Disulfiram negatively impact our healthy microbiome?
    Interview Date:
    January 13, 2020
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode111
    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 31 min
    Episode #110: Earthing with Clint Ober

    Episode #110: Earthing with Clint Ober

    Why You Should Listen:
    In this episode, you will learn about the benefits of earthing.
    About My Guest:
    My guest for this episode is Clint Ober. Clinton Ober is CEO of Earth FX Inc., a research and development company located in Palm Springs, California. He first learned of grounding when installing Cable TV systems in Billings, Montana in the early 1960’s. A decade later, he formed Telecrafter Corporation and built it into the largest provider of cable installation services in the United States. This company specialized in proper grounding of cable installations for safety and TV signal stability. In the 1980’s, he turned his attention to the developing computer industry and partnered with McGraw-Hill to distribute live digital news services, via cable, to PCs. This led to the development of the first cable modem and an increased awareness of need for proper system grounding. Following a health challenge in 1995, he retired and embarked on a personal journey looking for a higher purpose in life. During his travels, he noticed people wearing plastic and rubber soled shoes that insulate the body from earth. He wondered if no longer being naturally grounded could affect us. The question led to an experiment that suggested grounding alone reduced chronic pain and improved sleep. Thereafter he developed a working hypothesis: Earth grounding the human body normalizes functioning of all body systems (Corollary: The body utilizes the earth’s electrical potential and free electrons to maintain its internal electrical stability for the normal functioning of all self-regulating and self-healing systems). Over the past twenty years, he has supported a host of research studies (Earthing Institute) that collectively demonstrate that grounding alone reduces inflammation and promotes normal functioning of all body systems.
    Key Takeaways:
    - What is earthing (or grounding), and why is it important for health?
    - Is there a difference in disease prevalence between wild and domestic animals?
    - What is the earth charge, and what role does it play in grounding?
    - How might grounding lead to reduction in inflammation and pain?
    - Are the potential inflammation-reducing effects of grounding observable with thermography?
    - How does grounding affect sleep and cortisol regulation?
    - Can grounding be used as a tool to mitigate exposure to EMFs?
    - How might grounding normalize blood coagulation and increase oxygenation?
    - Can grounding lead to increased ATP production and improved mitochondrial function?
    - How long should one be grounded each day?
    - Why might some with conditions such as Lyme disease initially feel worse with grounding technologies?
    - Is there a difference between grounding with an electrical socket as compared to a grounding rod in the earth?
    Connect With My Guest:
    http://GroundTherapy.com
    Related Resources:
    https://EarthingMovie.com
    Interview Date:
    December 12, 2019
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode110
    Additional Information:
    To learn more, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com.
    Disclosure:
    BetterHealthGuy.com is an affiliate of GroundTherapy.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 27 min

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