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We explore the science of nutrition and health, discovering how you can use nutrition to achieve and maintain wellness.

Health Quest Podcast with Steve Lankford Steve Lankford

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 30 Ratings

We explore the science of nutrition and health, discovering how you can use nutrition to achieve and maintain wellness.

    443 - Dr. Parris Kidd Discusses the Science Behind Omega-3

    443 - Dr. Parris Kidd Discusses the Science Behind Omega-3

    EPA and DHA, two essential omega-3 fatty acids, are crucial for overall health and can benefit individuals of all ages and stages in life. Dr. Parris Kidd, a renowned expert in dietary supplements, emphasizes the importance of EPA and DHA in a podcast episode, highlighting their vital role in various bodily functions for optimal health.

    • 54 min
    442 – The Role of Science in Understanding Nutritional Medicine

    442 – The Role of Science in Understanding Nutritional Medicine

    Supplements Benefit Everyone Science supports dietary supplement use. Science supports dietary supplement use. This is a statement that is often debated and questioned by skeptics. However, when we look at the extensive research and evidence that has been conducted on nutritional products, it becomes clear that there is a strong scientific basis for the use […]

    • 1 hr
    441 – Why Medical Science Can’t Be Trusted

    441 – Why Medical Science Can’t Be Trusted

    The host of this podcast delves into the topic of drug safety and the reliability of scientific research behind prescription drugs. He expresses his own unease and skepticism about the thoroughness of research and potential biases in reporting side effects and interactions. The host cites an article by the editor of The Lancet, a renowned medical journal, who claims that a significant portion of published research may be false or unreliable. This calls into question the trustworthiness of pharmaceutical companies, academia, and medical journals. The host raises concerns about the difficulties doctors face in navigating this uncertain landscape and highlights the need for credible and accurate information.

    • 32 min
    440 – The Pleiotropic Benefits of Herbs – Part 1 – Saffron

    440 – The Pleiotropic Benefits of Herbs – Part 1 – Saffron

    In this episode, Carrie Pattison discusses the fascinating concept of pleiotropic effects in herbal medicine. Pleiotropy refers to the ability of a particular herb or plant compound to have multiple benefits on the body. One herb that exemplifies this concept is saffron, also known as the "golden spice." In this blog post, we will explore the historical uses, sourcing, and potential health benefits of saffron, shedding light on its pleiotropic effects.

    Historical Uses and Cultural Significance: Saffron has a rich history dating back thousands of years. Ancient civilizations, including the Romans and Greeks, recognized its medicinal properties. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, wrote about saffron's use in gynecological conditions, while other physicians like Dioscorides and Galen praised its aphrodisiac qualities and ability to soothe skin irritations. The use of saffron in traditional medicine spans various cultures, including Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

    • 59 min
    439 - Adrenal Support for Stress

    439 - Adrenal Support for Stress

    In this episode of the HealthQuestPodcast.com, naturopathic physician Dr. Kate Rhéaume, ND, shares valuable insights on stress management and the role of nutrition in supporting our overall well-being. Stress is a common experience for many of us, and understanding how to effectively manage it is crucial for our mental and physical health. In this podcast, we will explore some key takeaways from Dr. Kate’s interview and discuss practical strategies for reducing stress in our daily lives.

    Understanding Stress: Dr. Kate explains that stress is any change in our environment, whether positive or negative. Our perception of stress plays a significant role in how it affects us. While short-term stress can be mitigated by stress hormones like adrenaline, long-term stress can lead to chronic health issues such as weight gain, high blood pressure, and increased risk of chronic diseases.

    • 40 min
    438 - Why I Love Carlson Fish Oil

    438 - Why I Love Carlson Fish Oil

    We have used Carlson Lemon Flavored Liquid Fish Oil for nearly 20 years. The difference in our health has been exceptional. Marine based omega-3 is my number 1 recommended nutritional supplement. I have come to believe that without sufficient and balanced omega-3 fatty acids one will struggle to manage inflammation. This has been my personal and professional experience.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

EricaBushwell ,

Awesome podcast!

Steve, host of the Health Quest podcast, highlights all aspects of health, wellness and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Juana Poareo ,

Challenges you to think about your health

Alternative health gets a bad rap from mainstream medicine but I feel it's important to make your own decisions about your health care, with all evidence in mind. Steve's podcast is an incredible trove of alt health information, with terrific guests knowledgeable in their fields. Highly recommended for anyone interested in enhancing their health.

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Loving your podcast

So I would love to speak with you and if you’re looking for someone to interview, let’s talk!

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