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Dr. Brian's Health Show is inspired by Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler's extremely popular TikTok channel with over 3 million followers. Every week Dr. Brian uses a light-hearted approach and shares health trends popular on the app. Using his decades of experience in medicine and ability as an expert researcher he confirms or debunks the topic and shares best practices with listeners.
Every week Dr. Brian educates listeners about a variety of health conditions and identifies those that are considered 'cap', a common Gen-Z phrase in the TikTok community to identify something as not true.

Dr. Brian's Health Show provides general information concerning public health and for public interest. Please remember, Dr. Brian is a doctor, but he is not your doctor. He is here to provide general information, not medical advice, so you should always check with your doctor before relying on any information.

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler is a board-certified eye surgeon and vision correction specialist at the Boxer Wachler Vision Institute in Beverly Hills, California, where he evaluates and treats Keratoconus patients from all over the world and performs his innovative vision correction procedures Fortified LASIK, Fortified CK, Visian ICL along with WhiterEyes procedures for discolored whites of the eyes and advanced cataract surgery.

New episodes will be released every Wednesday.


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Dr. Brian's Health Show Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

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Dr. Brian's Health Show is inspired by Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler's extremely popular TikTok channel with over 3 million followers. Every week Dr. Brian uses a light-hearted approach and shares health trends popular on the app. Using his decades of experience in medicine and ability as an expert researcher he confirms or debunks the topic and shares best practices with listeners.
Every week Dr. Brian educates listeners about a variety of health conditions and identifies those that are considered 'cap', a common Gen-Z phrase in the TikTok community to identify something as not true.

Dr. Brian's Health Show provides general information concerning public health and for public interest. Please remember, Dr. Brian is a doctor, but he is not your doctor. He is here to provide general information, not medical advice, so you should always check with your doctor before relying on any information.

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler is a board-certified eye surgeon and vision correction specialist at the Boxer Wachler Vision Institute in Beverly Hills, California, where he evaluates and treats Keratoconus patients from all over the world and performs his innovative vision correction procedures Fortified LASIK, Fortified CK, Visian ICL along with WhiterEyes procedures for discolored whites of the eyes and advanced cataract surgery.

New episodes will be released every Wednesday.


Podcast Production & Marketing provided by FullCast

Copyright 2021 - Advanced Vision Education, LLC

This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

    081 - Acne Videos - True or False with Dr. Azi Shirazi Part 2

    081 - Acne Videos - True or False with Dr. Azi Shirazi Part 2

    Episode Summary
    Welcome to The Dr. Brian’s Health Show, a weekly podcast where Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler uses his decades of experience in medicine and ability as an expert researcher to provide a light-hearted approach and share health trends popular on TikTok. In this episode, Dr. Brian welcomes back Dr. Azi Shirazi to analyze today’s topic: Acne & Skincare Remedies, Part 2.

    Can diet impact your acne? What about sunscreen, birth control and makeup remover sponges? Is cleaning your face multiple times a day a good or bad practice? Find out in today’s episode!

    If you’re enjoying the show, we’d love it if you leave the show a Rating & Review at RateThisPodcast.com/NoCap

    Key Takeaways
    01:08 – Dr. Brian welcomes back today’s guest, Dr. Azi Shirazi, who joins the show to break down more videos on skincare and acne

    02:30 – How diet, overcleansing, and birth control can affect acne

    06:32 – Sunscreen and makeup remover

    09:01 – Dr. Brian teases Acne & Skincare Remedies, Part 3

    Tweetable Quotes
    “You know, she makes a good point. It’s not always diet related if you have acne. So, as long as you eat a well-rounded, healthy diet, you don’t necessarily have to eliminate certain foods, unless you know that, for whatever reason, you’re on some extreme all cow’s milk diet or something like that.” (03:30) (Dr. Azi)

    “I always tell people your skin barrier is the key to healthy skin. It keeps the bad stuff out and the good stuff in. And so when it’s disrupted, acne gets worse.” (04:08) (Dr. Azi)

    “A lot of times, when acne goes away, it leaves behind a stain - a red stain or a brown stain. If you don’t protect your skin from the sun, that stain can last for months. If you’re breaking out, wear sun protection because the sun definitely delays the healing of the skin and can cause staining from acne to last much longer.” (06:40) (Dr. Azi)

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    080 - Acne Videos - True or False with Dr. Azi Shirazi Part 1

    080 - Acne Videos - True or False with Dr. Azi Shirazi Part 1

    Episode Summary
    Welcome to The Dr. Brian’s Health Show, a weekly podcast where Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler uses his decades of experience in medicine and ability as an expert researcher to provide a light-hearted approach and share health trends popular on TikTok. In this episode, Dr. Brian provides his analysis on today’s topic: Acne & Skincare Remedies.

    Is there a difference between fungal and bacterial acne? What are potential triggers for acne? What are some viable home remedies and prescriptions for someone suffering from mild acne? Find out in today’s episode!

    If you’re enjoying the show, we’d love it if you leave the show a Rating & Review at RateThisPodcast.com/NoCap

    Key Takeaways
    01:14 – Dr. Brian introduces today’s guest, Dr. Azi Shirazi, who joins the show to share her experience as a board-certified dermatologist specializing in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology

    04:41 – Dr. Brian and Dr. Azi break down some videos on skincare and acne

    08:35 – Home remedies and prescriptions for someone suffering from mild acne

    11:54 – Fungal versus bacterial acne

    14:15 – Potential acne triggers

    16:35 – Our phones and basic hygiene

    17:52 – The relationship between the gut microbiome and acne and other skin conditions

    Tweetable Quotes
    “I usually recommend you start with just one active for your acne, and that could be in a cleanser, it could be in a toner, it could be in a gel. But don’t overdo it.” (09:26) (Dr. Azi)

    “Fungal acne is actually a natural yeast that lives on the skin. And, in certain conditions and with certain hormonal imbalances or microbiomes, that fungus can overgrow and get inside the pores.” (12:02) (Dr. Azi)

    “And then other triggers would be stress and not sleeping, which certainly play a role. There’s a new variant of acne that is directly linked to stress and not sleeping, because that causes your cortisol hormone levels to go up. Cortisone is a big player for causing acne.” (15:39) (Dr. Brian)

    “Sometimes it’s habits like that. If you’re trying all these things but you’re forgetting about basic hygiene, whether you talk on the phone, put the phone to your cheek, or text all the time and you wipe your face, those are all big factors.” (17:18) (Dr. Azi)

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    079 - Ice for Panic Attacks?

    079 - Ice for Panic Attacks?

    Episode Summary
    Welcome to The Dr. Brian’s Health Show, a weekly podcast where Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler uses his decades of experience in medicine and ability as an expert researcher to provide a light-hearted approach and share health trends popular on TikTok. In this episode, Dr. Brian provides his analysis on today’s topic: Can Ice Be Used as a Distraction for Pain Attacks & Anxiety?

    Can touching something cold, like an ice tray, disrupt our body's panic response? What is acupressure and can it help distract from pain? What can trigger anxiety or panic attacks and what can we do to stop them? Find out in today’s episode!

    If you’re enjoying the show, we’d love it if you leave the show a Rating & Review at RateThisPodcast.com/NoCap

    Key Takeaways
    01:04 – Dr. Brian takes a moment to talk about the reception of his book INFLUENCED; learn more at https://www.influencedsocialmedia.com

    03:18 – Dr. Brian introduces today’s topic: Can Ice Be Used as a Distraction for Pain Attacks & Other Ailments?

    07:28 – An interesting study on children using distraction with and without ice

    08:24 – Women in labor and acupressure

    11:37 – Other ways to help to stop panic attacks

    14:09 – Triggers that can set off anxiety and panic attacks

    14:53 – Dr. Brian teases next week’s topic, reminds listeners about his recent released book, and encourages them to Subscribe, Rate and Review this podcast on RateThisPodcast.com/NoCap

    Tweetable Quotes
    “I’m a Beverly Hills doctor. I have a very successful practice. I have millions of followers. And I have a flaw. I was easily addicted to social media, and I mean it in the true sense of addiction where it was really interfering with my relationships with my family.” (01:56) (Dr. Brian)

    “Just like that, you can give somebody anything - anything at all - that’s basically distracting them from what they’re experiencing, and that has been shown to be very effective at reducing anxiety and panic attacks.” (05:02) (Dr. Brian)

    “A lot of times when people are anxious about a situation, if you think about it, it’s just in somebody’s head. It’s how they are perceiving, or reacting to, a situation.” (06:37) (Dr. Brian)

    “Acupressure, they concluded, was more effective for patients that are in the hospital - inpatients - or people getting ready for surgery compared to just finger massage.” (10:09) (Dr. Brian)

    “The second thing is just having insight to recognize that you are potentially having a panic attack. Then you can use some of these things we’re talking about. And I don’t think it’s even beyond trying to distract yourself about something, because we know distraction is really effective. So, if you can focus on something else that you have to deal with, that can be a form of self-distraction. That’s also worth a consideration.” (12:26) (Dr. Brian)

    “Number one, top of the list, is exercise. Regular exercise is so critical for stress and anxiety.” (14:25) (Dr. Brian)

    Resources Mentioned
    Children’s Study Using Distraction with and without Ice – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29687673/

    Women’a Labor Study Using Acupressue with and without Ice – https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01443615.2020.1747412?

    Meta-Analysis of Studies Using Acupressure for Anxiety & Pain – https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/jicm.2020.0256

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    078 - Can Side Sleeping Make Your Face Asymmetrical?

    078 - Can Side Sleeping Make Your Face Asymmetrical?

    Episode Summary
    Welcome to The Dr. Brian’s Health Show, a weekly podcast where Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler uses his decades of experience in medicine and ability as an expert researcher to provide a light-hearted approach and share health trends popular on TikTok. In this episode, Dr. Brian provides his analysis on today’s topic: Can Side Sleeping Make Your Face Asymmetrical?

    Does the way you sleep really impact how your face appears? Will sleeping on your back help avoid facial asymmetry? Can chronic mouth breathing impact your facial construction? Find out in today’s episode!

    If you’re enjoying the show, we’d love it if you leave the show a Rating & Review at RateThisPodcast.com/NoCap

    Key Takeaways
    01:14 – Dr. Brian announces the long-awaited launch of his book INFLUENCED; learn more at https://www.influencedsocialmedia.com

    02:27 – Dr. Brian introduces today’s topic: Can Side Sleeping Make Your Face Asymmetrical?

    04:53 – Is there anything you can do to reverse this?

    06:44 – Understanding cartilage and facial structure

    07:36 – Kids and mouth breathing

    08:51 – Dr. Brian teases next week’s topic, reminds listeners about his recent released book, and encourages them to Subscribe, Rate and Review this podcast on RateThisPodcast.com/NoCap

    Tweetable Quotes
    “On today’s episode, there is somebody who did a video that is a little bit, I don’t know. I have really these big big doubts about the validity of this person who did the video that I’m going to discuss. And it has to do with making your face asymmetrical by sleeping on one’s side. You have to be really careful when you hear this guy’s video so I’ll let you judge for yourself.” (02:27) (Dr. Brian)

    “On the other hand, if you would sleep on your back, that would be one way of avoiding having the nose turn to one side.” (04:43) (Dr. Brian)

    “This is something, by the way, that takes years and years to develop. It’s not like you sleep on one side and you wake up and say, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m asymmetrical!’” (05:18) (Dr. Brian)

    “The facial bones in kids can change with chronic mouth breathing. It does, over time, have the ability to change the bones.” (07:53) (Dr. Brian)

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    077 - REBROADCAST - Is Creatine Safe for Teens?

    077 - REBROADCAST - Is Creatine Safe for Teens?

    Episode Summary
    Welcome to Dr. Brian’s Health Show, a weekly podcast where Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler uses his decades of experience in medicine and ability as an expert researcher to provide a light-hearted approach and share health trends popular on TikTok. In this episode, Dr. Brian provides his Cap/No Cap analysis on today’s TikTok video which poses questions centered on Creatine, working out and BLANK.

    What is Creatine? How does it impact your muscles? What are the potential side effects of Creatine? Is Creatine safe for teenagers? Find out in today’s episode!

    If you’re enjoying the show, we’d love it if you leave the show a Rating & Review at RateThisPodcast.com/NoCap

    Key Takeaways
    01:05 – Dr. Brian introduces today’s topic, Is Creatine Safe for Teens?

    02:30 – What is Creatine?

    04:50 – What does Creatine do to your muscles?

    05:57 – Creatine in adults

    09:30 – An interesting story about Popeye and spinach

    12:02 – The best way to use Creatine

    13:06 – Creatine in teens

    15:02 – Side effects of Creatine

    18:17 – Dr. Brian provides the No Cap Recap of today’s episode and encourages listeners to reach out and Rate and Review this podcast on RateThisPodcast.com/NoCap

    Tweetable Quotes
    “Creatine is a substance that is naturally occurring in muscles. So, when you’re doing intense exercise for example, you’re lifting weights or doing sprints, it’s Creatine that is providing energy to your muscles.” (02:46) (Dr. Brian)

    “What a lot of people don’t realize is Creatine is also in your brain. So, Creatine is good for brain health.” (03:43) (Dr. Brian)

    “Creatine also – and this may be of real interest to you – can increase hormones, specifically growth hormone.” (05:39) (Dr. Brian)

    “So it’s pretty clear, I think we can establish, that Creatine does amazing things for muscles, not only in strength but also in their growth and bulking too.” (09:18) (Dr. Brian)

    “Let’s talk about side effects. There is no evidence that Creatine harms the liver or harms the kidneys in healthy people who take normal healthy doses.” (15:01) (Dr. Brian)

    “If you are losing your hair and you’re taking Creatine, it may not be a bad idea to talk to your doctor and ask to get a simple blood test to see what your DHT level is. DHT stands for Dihydrotestosterone.” (17:41) (Dr. Brian)

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    076 - Brazillian Butt Lifts Gone South with Dr. Fayez Ajib

    076 - Brazillian Butt Lifts Gone South with Dr. Fayez Ajib

    Episode Summary
    Welcome to The Dr. Brian’s Health Show, a weekly podcast where Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler uses his decades of experience in medicine and ability as an expert researcher to provide a light - hearted approach and share health trends popular on TikTok. In this episode, Dr. Brian welcomes Dr. Fayez Ajib back to the show to continue sharing fascinati ng stories from his time in emergency medicine.

    What is a Brazilian Butt Lift? What are the most common complications associated with Brazilian Butt Lifts? What brings Dr. Fayez joy from working in the ER? Find out in today’s episode!

    If you’re enjoying the show, we’d love it if you leave the show a Rating & Review at RateThisPodcast.com/NoCap

    Key Takeaways
    01:02 – Dr. Brian makes an exciting announcement about his upcoming book at https://www.influencedsocialmedia.com and welcomes Dr. Fayez back to the show to discuss his experience in emergency medicine

    02:35 – What’s a Brazilian Butt Lift?

    06:23 – Dr. Fayez speaks to the complications he has seen from botched Brazilian Butt Lifts done outside of the U.S.

    09:20 – Life lessons Dr. Fayez has learned from his experience in emergency medicine

    11:38 – Drugs, overdoses and ‘homie drop-offs’

    16:24 – What brings Dr. Fayez joy from working in the ER

    19:23 – Dr. Brian thanks Dr. Fayez for joining the show, teases next week’s episode topic and encourages listeners to go buy his book, INFLUENCED

    Tweetable Quotes
    “I would trust you with my Brazilian Butt Lift, Brian. That actually would be a great slogan, ‘Brazilian Butt Lifts by Brian: BBL by B.’” (03:46) (Dr. Fayez)

    “I think the message here is that you have to also really reconsider if it’s worth saving a few dollars or a few thousands dollars, which is nothing to sneeze at. But, when you’re talking about an invasive surgery and your health, you really don’t want to compromise. And, I’ll advise patients that it’s ok to save up for whatever you need to have done and come back when you’re ready. And I think that’s prudent advice.” (08:16) (Dr. Brian)

    “The ER teaches you a lot about life. And, more importa ntly, it teaches you about things to avoid in life.” (09:26) (Dr. Fayez)

    “I almost think it’s an epidemic here in the United States of people just of all kinds of backgrounds. There’s no demographic that’s not touched by opioid overdosing, largely because of fentanyl tainting.” (13:53) (Dr. Brian)

    “To drive home the point - to be repetitive on purpose - even if someone says, ‘Oh, this is my prescription pill that my so - and - so has,’ and it’s really for them, if it’s not your own prescription, please do not take it.” (16:09) (Dr. Brian)

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    • 21 min

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