Chris Magryta, M.D., commonly known as Dr. M, has been studying the effects of human lifestyle decisions on disease risk and longevity for decades. He has decided to take this information and specifically hone down the focus to mothers and their children with a desire to improve longevity and health outcomes. How do we set up a mother for ideal health and prepare a child for a great start at life? How do we then provide the best environment for a child to succeed mentally and physically throughout childhood? These are many other questions will be addressed in the Women and Children podcast. So sit back, download a few podcasts, and let us learn together today!
Dr. M’s Women and Children First Podcast #39 Paul Offit, MD – Latest Information of Vaccines for Covid and Children
Dr. Paul A. Offit is Director of the Vaccine Education Center and professor of pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Offit is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of virology and immunology, and was a member of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is a member of the Food and Drug Administration Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, a member of the Institute of Medicine and co-editor of the foremost vaccine text, Vaccines.
He is a scientist, a skeptic, a thinker and an individual deeply passionate about children's health.
This week we sit down again to discuss the latest with Covid, vaccines and children's health as new data has prompted a new discussion.
I hope that you enjoy my latest conversation with Dr. Offit,
Dr. M’s SPA Newsletter Audiocast Volume 13 Issue 3
This week we do a literature review looking at epigenetics, exercise, time restricted feeding and the microbiome. We also look at Iron as a mineral of necessity. We finish with a recipe for Polish Beet Soup.
Dr. M’s SPA Newsletter Audiocast Volume 13 Issue 2
Food in Infants
What do we know?
"Humans are the only mammals who feed our young special complementary foods before weaning and we are the only primates that wean our young before they can forage independently. There appears to be a sensitive period in the first several months of life when infants readily accept a wide variety of tastes and this period overlaps with a critical window for oral tolerance." (Borowitz S.) We do a deep dive here plus some information on the mineral calcium and a segment on loneliness.
Dr. M’s SPA Newsletter Audiocast Volume 13 Issue 1
Covid update #77 with quick hits on vaccines in young adults, POTS or hypotension following Covid 19 as well as obesity and Sars2. Non covid research looking at the brain.
From Nature Communications: "Parkinson’s disease (PD) may start in the gut and spread to the brain. To investigate the role of gut microbiome, we conducted a large-scale study, at high taxonomic resolution, using uniform standardized methods from start to end... Here we show that over 30% of species, genes and pathways tested have altered abundances in PD, depicting a widespread dysbiosis."
Dr. M’s Women and Children First Podcast #38 Donald Layman, PhD – Protein
Donald Layman is currently a Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences in the department of Food Science & Human Nutrition. Dr. Laymen earned his Bachelors Degree in Science in Chemistry and Masters Degree in Science in Biochemistry at Illinois State University. He then completed his Doctorate Ph.D. in Human Nutrition Nutrition and Biochemistry at the University of Minnesota.
His laboratory is working to define protein and amino acid requirements and the interrelationship between dietary protein and carbohydrates in adult health. The research is focused on the impact of diet and exercise on adult health problems of obesity, type 2 diabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome. Exercise is of obvious importance to health in maintenance of lean body mass, energy expenditure and weight control. Surprisingly little is known about amino acid requirements during exercise or the impact of amino acids on metabolic regulation. His group has helped to define roles of the branched chain amino acids (BCAA) in skeletal muscle metabolism. BCAA provide an important energy source for muscle during exercise and also serve as a critical regulator of muscle protein synthesis during recovery. During exercise, oxidation of BCAA increases, resulting in production of the amino acid alanine and a rapid decline in plasma levels of BCAA. Amino acid supplements prevent this decline in plasma amino acids, enhance recovery of muscle protein synthesis and interact with insulin to help stabilize blood glucose. They are continuing this research to define mechanisms for control of muscle protein synthesis and differences in dietary protein needs for men versus women and for adults with sedentary versus active lifestyles.
A very important conversation for all to understand. All ages are impacted by this knowledge.
Dr. M’s SPA Newsletter Audiocast Volume 12 Issue 52
12 years gone by! 624 newsletters down. So much has changed in the past 12 years since I began this journey of writing and learning. We wrap up the 12 year of the podcast with top ten things learned. Also touch on the mineral zinc as well as Long Distance Love Bombs.
Best to all,
This doctor seen my newborn at Salisbury pediatrics for her hospital check up , hands down the best doctor we have ever seen ! He throughly went over my daughters health and also my own as I’m breastfeeding , My husband and I left full of new exiting information and have been doing my own research to better provide care for my child and breastfeeding , he explained some really complicated studies in a way we could understand , he is very very relatable and you can tell he truly has a passion for educating parents how to better care for there children.
We went in for a hospital newborn check and left with a whole new attitude and knowledge and feeling so encouraged.
Listening to one of Dr. M’s WACF podcasts is like taking all the most important information from your favorite subject in school, packing it into an hour, and making it directly relevant to your daily life. He is inspiring, encouraging, and by far the most knowledgeable pediatrician I have ever met. He is literally a gem and his podcast is a labor of love that will bless anyone who cares about the children in his / her own walk of life.
Thank you Dr. M
Dr M is an inspiration! His positivity, wealth of knowledge and caring way has our best holistic health at the center of all that he does. Thanks Dr M.
- Jay Primo