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Anything that narrows the throat and interrupts sleep, particularly breathing problems brought on by sleep position, illness, life changes, or your anatomy, may be key to understanding a host of common health issues.

Join Dr. Steven Y. Park as he discusses various important issues related to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS). Guests include top sleep physicians, dentists, surgeons, orofacial myologists, a psychologist, and even an anthropologist.

http://www.doctorstevenpark.com

Breathe Better, Sleep Better, Live Better Podcast Steven Y. Park, MD

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7, 110 Ratings

Anything that narrows the throat and interrupts sleep, particularly breathing problems brought on by sleep position, illness, life changes, or your anatomy, may be key to understanding a host of common health issues.

Join Dr. Steven Y. Park as he discusses various important issues related to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS). Guests include top sleep physicians, dentists, surgeons, orofacial myologists, a psychologist, and even an anthropologist.

http://www.doctorstevenpark.com

    My Coronavirus ICU Experience (Good and Bad)

    My Coronavirus ICU Experience (Good and Bad)

    In this episode, I will reveal my positive and negative insights during the time I spent in our hospital's intensive care unit (ICU). 
    Shownotes:
    Alicia Keys Empire State of Mind Youtube video
     

    • 32 min
    The Fallacy of Test Results [Podcast 89]

    The Fallacy of Test Results [Podcast 89]

    In this episode, Kathy and I will discuss an issue that everyone who sees a doctor will have to deal with. With any test, you have to take it with a grain of salt, and this episode will help you place test results in the right context.
    Show Notes:
    Sleep study Vitamin D - Gominak Interviews (2015 Part 1, 2015 Part 2, 2015 Part 3, 2018 Part 1, 2018 Part 2) Supplements podcast link Thyroid testing (TSH) Mary Shomon Ferritin Glyphosate podcast Hormones podcast Gluten/Celiac Radiology

    • 44 min
    10 Ways to Combat Coronavirus [Podcast 88]

    10 Ways to Combat Coronavirus [Podcast 88]

    During this coronavirus pandemic, Kathy and I will be discussing:
    Which vitamins and supplements everyone should be taking What is the easiest and best defense in fighting this infection? Which immune-boosting benefit most people are missing out on? Shownotes:
    Good quantity and quality sleep. Sleep Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired  NKC lower 73% with sleep deprivation study Nitric Oxide from nose increased oxygen uptake in lungs by up to 18% Nitric oxide and antimicrobial properties Dr. Weil’s Relaxing Breath video Curb your sugar craving podcast Unstuff Your Stuffy Nose ebook Good nasal breathing Dr. John Cannell - Vitamindsociety.org Vitamin D and disease reduction chart Vit D Dr. Gominak interviews School children taking Vit D - lower flu and asthma rates study Vitamin D and lower cancer risk study Vitamin D activates genes to activate natural killer cells Vitamin D Linus Pauling Institute Reduce rates of colds ICU sepsis death rates much lower with Vitamin C, hydrocortisone and thiamine Vitamin C In Foods - Dr. Axe Fermented foods - Dr. Axe Vitamin K B6  foods - Dr. Axe Folate (B9) foods - Dr. Axe B12 foods - Dr. Axe B complex vitamins Toxin podcast Honest Review of Branch Basics Cleaner Environmental toxins Fermented foods - Dr. Axe Probiotics - Dr. Axe Probiotics Thymic Protein A (TPA) Alcohol based 60 to 80% range - Dr. Mercola Don’t touch eyes, nose or mouth College student touching face study Wash your hands with soap and water. Heat - Dr. Mercola

    • 39 min
    The Connection Between Cancer and Sleep Apnea

    The Connection Between Cancer and Sleep Apnea

    It’s unavoidable that all of us will experience cancer at one time or another. If you have not experienced cancer, it’s likely that you know someone that has suffered or even died from cancer. 
    In this episode, Kathy and I discuss the importance of good sleep as it relates to cancer. This is an important topic that everyone needs to hear if you want to significantly lower your risk of cancer.
    Show Notes:
    Cancer statistics
    OSA and cancer review article
    Two cancer and OSA studies: Wisconsin cohort and Spanish Study
    Intermittent hypoxia and cancer review article
    Cancer VEGF
    Hypoxia Induceable factor (HIF)
    Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)
    IL6 and OSA
    Endothelial dysfunction and OSA 
    Taiwanese study on cancer and parasomnias, OSA, insomnia
    Shift work breast cancer, colon cancer
    Estrogens podcast
    Vitamin D podcast
    Beta blocker and lower cancer
    Love Medicine and Miracles book
    Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers book
    Pillar Implants for snoring and OSA
    Environmental Working Group (EWG)
    Dirty Dozen foods on EWG
    Relaxing breath video by Dr. Weil
    5 steps to lower your risk of cancer:
    Eat clean healthy organic foods Don't smoke and minimize toxin exposure Optimal, regular sleep Stress control Optimize upper airway and jaw size, starting from pregnancy and childhood.

    • 39 min
    The Estrogen Goldilocks Principle: Confusion and Controversy [Podcast 86]

    The Estrogen Goldilocks Principle: Confusion and Controversy [Podcast 86]

    Estrogen imbalance is a problem not only for women. Men and children can be affected as well, leading to various health conditions, including thyroid problems, early puberty in girls, the feminization of boys, poor sleep, weight gain, and higher cancer risk.
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    Show Notes:
    Post-menopausal women and progesterone study
    Dr. John Lee
    Dr. Christianne Northrup Wisdom of Menopause book
    Sleep Interrupted
    Thyroid health podcast
    The Top 7 Toxins to Avoid for Better Sleep and Health podcast
    Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers book by Dr. Robert Sapolsky
    Possible autism due to too much estrogen during pregnancy
    Sicker Fatter Poorer book podcast
    Estrogen enhances growth of cancer cells
    Estrogen, obesity, and cancer
    Increased estrogen in obese men
    Estrogen and breast cancer risk
    Vitamin D Chart
    Checklist
    Inventory of medications
    Inventory of foods
    Inventory of cleaning supplies
    Inventor of personal care products
    Pro-Gest cream
    Progessence Plus essential oil
    Sleep deprivation and hormone imbalance
    Exercise and sweating to detox
    Deep sleep and toxin removal

    • 25 min
    Tripple Trouble: Sleep Problems Before, During and After Pregnancy [Podcast 85]

    Tripple Trouble: Sleep Problems Before, During and After Pregnancy [Podcast 85]

    In this episode, Kathy and I will be discussing the importance of good health during all phases of a pregnancy: before, during and after. Discover the following helpful tips:
    What to do even before you think about conceiving What to look for if you're having pregnancy complications An important thing to prepare for just after your delivery A major reason why you're having trouble breast-feeding What to do for post-partum depression. Shownotes:
    50% lower sperm counts in men
    Fertility problems and obstructive sleep apnea 
    Gestational Diabetes and OSA 
    Gestational high blood pressure and sleep apnea
    Pre-eclampaia and OSA
    Prematurity and risk of OSA 
    Sleep Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired
    Tongue Tied book interview with Dr. Richard Baxter
    5 Best Korean Foods For Postpartum Recovery
    Dr. Palmer and breast feeding podcast

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
110 Ratings

110 Ratings

wildoneforever ,

Great Info & helpful but

if your podcast partner would let you talk more (and stop interrupting) that would be helpful. She often tries to summarize and add info— we don’t need the summary or her opinion, (no offense) but I’d like to hear more of what you have to say.

Jmanch90 ,

Wonderful series on sleep and general health

So happy to have found Dr. Park’s podcast. It is very enlightening to listened by covering many “layers” of potential problems that can go on with sleep. I like that he invites other professionals and specialists on the podcast to get everyone’s unique perspective. Thank you so much Dr. Park, you have opened my eyes!

coldbluesteel ,

5 stars except...

An exceptionally useful, information-rich podcast by a physician with an apparent deep understanding of sleep disorders. The best episodes are discussions between Dr. Park and other subject-matter expert physicians. As a physician assistant who treats sleep apnea patients, such episodes are informative and provide fodder for further research of subject matter presented.

One star removed for the unfortunate inclusion of Dr. Park's wife, whose annoying presence voice and verbal tics ("right?" at the end of seemingly every one of her statements) degrades what otherwise is an exceptional podcast.

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