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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!

BetterHealthGuy Blogcasts Scott Forsgren, FDN-P, NC

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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 #119: Traumatic Brain Injury with Dr. David Musnick, MD

    Episode #119: Traumatic Brain Injury with Dr. David Musnick, MD

    Why You Should Listen:
    In this episode, you will learn about integrative approaches to healing Traumatic Brain Injury.
    About My Guest:
    My guest for this episode is Dr. David Musnick. David Musnick MD is a Sports Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Internal Medicine physician in Bellevue, WA practicing at Peak Medicine. He has developed a Functional Medicine approach to healing the brain after concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury originally presented at an Institute for Functional Medicine annual meeting in 2017. He has written the chapter on Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury in the book Integrative Neurology. In his practice he integrates supplements, exercise, diet, and treatment for metals, toxins, mold, and infections. He has expanded his approach to also treating Mild Cognitive Impairment. Dr. Musnick is also a specialist in Prolotherapy and all aspects of Orthopedic and Sports Medicine.
    Key Takeaways:
    - What is the pathophysiology of brain injury?
    - What are the common symptoms of head injury?
    - Can a TBI be a trigger for Mast Cell Activation Syndrome or activation of the limbic system or Cell Danger Response?
    - How long after initial injury can treatment protocols realistically expect to lead to improvement?
    - What are the stages of brain injury?
    - How is the brain protected from further damage after injury?
    - What is the role of the blood-brain barrier in brain injury?
    - What role does excitotoxicity play in brain injury?
    - How is reducing neuroinflammation approached?
    - How are microglia shifted to the health-promoting M2 type?
    - What is the role of Nrf2, and how is it activated?
    - What is the role of oxidative stress after brain injury?
    - How are mitochondria supported in a brain healing program?
    - How is the migration and survival of nerve stem cells supported?
    - What is the role of the vagus nerve in brain injury?
    - How can nutrition be used to support optimal brain healing?
    - How is optimizing brain oxygenation approached?
    Connect With My Guest:
    http://PeakMedicine.com
    Interview Date:
    May 13, 2020
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode119
    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 41 min
    Episode #118: Preventing Lyme with Dr. Alexis Chesney, MS, ND, LAc

    Episode #118: Preventing Lyme with Dr. Alexis Chesney, MS, ND, LAc

    Why You Should Listen:
    In this episode, you will learn strategies for Preventing Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases.
    About My Guest:
    My guest for this episode is Dr. Alexis Chesney. Alexis Chesney MS, ND, LAc is a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist specializing in Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Originally from New York, Dr. Chesney received a BA from Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts. She earned a Masters in Science in acupuncture from the University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute and a doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine in Connecticut. She is one of the first naturopathic students to complete a hospital-based medical rotation. With five of her colleagues from across the nation, she founded the Naturopathic Medical Student Association, which is a recipient of the AANP President's Award. Naturopathic residency brought her to Vermont, where she has continued to work with a team of integrative practitioners at Sojourns Community Health Clinic in Westminster. She also has a private practice in Northampton, Massachusetts. She has dedicated her practices to the treatment of Lyme and tick-borne diseases. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), Vermont Association of Naturopathic Physicians (VANP), the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) and a founding full member of International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness (ISEAI). Dr. Chesney serves on the Board of Directors and as the Naturopathic Medicine Committee Chair for ILADS. She has been featured as an expert on tick-borne illness at an ILADS conference, at other professional and patient-focused conferences, on local talk radio, and in various news publications.
    Key Takeaways:
    - Why does the incidence of Lyme disease continue to rise?
    - Are co-infections the rule or the exception?
    - What is the difference between hard and soft ticks?
    - What times of year have the highest risk for tick exposures?
    - How common is a bulls-eye rash?
    - What is the role of Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever in Lyme-like illnesses?
    - What is alpha-gal?
    - How can tick populations be reduced?
    - What should be considered when spending time in nature to reduce the possibility of a tick bite?
    - What treatment options might be considered for prophylaxis?
    - When should one contact a doctor to discuss acute treatment strategies?
    - What testing options may be helpful early on?
    Connect With My Guest:
    http://DrAlexisChesney.com
    Interview Date:
    April 27, 2020
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode118
    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 21 min
    Episode #117: Deuterium Depletion with Dr. T. Que Collins, PhD, MA, MS

    Episode #117: Deuterium Depletion with Dr. T. Que Collins, PhD, MA, MS

    Why You Should Listen:
    In this episode, you will learn about deuterium and its impact on our health.
    About My Guest:
    My guest for this episode is Dr. T. Que Collins. T. Que Collins, PhD, MA, MS is a leading scientist when it comes to developing and applying nutrition and metabolic therapies to treat cancer in people and pets. He holds a PhD in Clinical Immunology, an MS in Oncotherapeutics, an MA in Experimental Pathology, and a BS in Poverty Health Care and Cancer Epidemiology. He is the Co-Founder and Principal Investigator at Cignature Health Metabolic Clinic now known as the Center for Deuterium Depletion. This is the first clinic in the world to use deuterium and tracer technologies to describe and follow the health status of patients with metabolic disorders such as cancer, diabetes, and autoimmune disorders. He is the Principal Investigator at Epigenix Foundation. This not-for-profit organization created by the founders of Quest Nutrition promotes research to prevent and ameliorate disease, maximize quality of life, and improve personal performance. He is also the Co-Founder and Principal Investigator at Ketopet Sanctuary. The sanctuary is a 53-acre ranch outside Austin, Texas that uses the ketogenic diet and other metabolic therapies with and without standard of care to treat dogs with naturally occurring cancers.
    Key Takeaways:
    - What are hydrogen and deuterium?
    - What symptoms and conditions are associated with elevated deuterium?
    - Does deuterium create an environment that is hospitable to pathogens?
    - What is deuterium depletion the basis of all functional medicine?
    - What is the D-TERMINATOR testing, and what does it reveal?
    - What functions in the body improve as deuterium is depleted?
    - Does drinking water increase deuterium levels?
    - What is the best type of water to drink?
    - Can deuterium depleted water be made at home?
    - What is the role of hydrogen water in a deuterium depletion discussion?
    - What foods increase and decrease deuterium levels?
    - Why is a higher fat diet helpful in depleting deuterium?
    - Do supplements have high levels of deuterium?
    - How might photobiomodulation support depletion of deuterium?
    - Do specific breathing exercises have a role in a deuterium depletion protocol?
    - Once deuterium levels are depleted, is a maintenance protocol needed?
    Connect With My Guest:
    http://DDCenters.com
    Interview Date:
    April 14, 2020
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode117
    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 51 min
    Episode #116: Gu Syndrome with Dr. Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, LAc

    Episode #116: Gu Syndrome with Dr. Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, LAc

    Why You Should Listen:
    In this episode, you will learn about Gu Syndrome and how treatment is approach in these chronic conditions.
    About My Guest:
    My guest for this episode is Dr. Heiner Fruehauf. Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, LAc has researched Chinese culture and medicine for 40 years and holds a PhD from the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. He is the Founding Professor of the College of Classical Chinese Medicine at National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon where he has taught and practiced since 1992. He lectures in North America, Europe, and China and has authored a wide variety of articles and textbooks on Chinese medicine. His interest in preserving some of the traditional features of Oriental medicine led him to develop a database dedicated to the archiving of classical knowledge where a selection of his publications can be accessed at ClassicalChineseMedicine.org. His strong belief in the clinical efficacy of Chinese herbal medicine lead him to found the Hai Shan Center, a clinic in the Columbia River Gorge specializing in the treatment of difficult and recalcitrant diseases. Out of concern over the rapidly declining quality of medicinals from mainland China, he has founded the company Classical Pearls that specializes in the import of wild-crafted and sustainably grown Chinese herbs.
    Key Takeaways:
    - What is Gu Syndrome?
    - How is Gu Syndrome like "oil seeping into flour"?
    - Is CIRS such as in mold illness and chronic Lyme disease a Gu Syndrome?
    - How is Gu Syndrome treated?
    - What are the subtypes of Gu Syndrome?
    - Is SIBO a digestive Gu Syndrome?
    - Is the hyperactive, auto-immune leaning immune response seen in Gu Syndrome similar to Mast Cell Activation Syndrome?
    - What are the phases of Gu Syndrome treatment?
    - What is the role of detoxification in treating Gu Syndrome patients?
    - How is EMR/EMF sensitivity approached?
    - Why are conditions such as Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, and Craniocervical Instability becoming more common?
    - What role does Chinese Medicine play in supporting those with COVID-19?
    Connect With My Guest:
    http://ClassicalChineseMedicine.org
    Related Resources:
    http://ClassicalPearls.org
    Interview Date:
    April 10, 2020
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode116
    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 55 min
    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

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