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Finding Genius Podcas‪t‬ Richard Jacobs

    • Medicine
    • 4.9 • 350 Ratings

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    Could Immunostimulants Signal the End of Untreatable Tumor Metastasis?

    Could Immunostimulants Signal the End of Untreatable Tumor Metastasis?

    You could very well have cancer cells circulating in your body at this very moment. But don’t worry, because if you do, you’ll probably never know it. And you can thank your immune system for that.
    So how does cancer develop at all? Why and when does the immune system fail to protect us from cancer? And how can this knowledge lead to an effective treatment?
    Tune in for the answers to these questions and more, including:
    Why patchy losses of skin color in people who have melanoma is a good sign that the immune system is doing its job How the body can develop a memory of tumors, equipping it to promptly attack cancer cells that show up months, years, or even decades after the initial tumor About how many immunosuppressive mechanisms exist, and how they work At Dartmouth College, Steven Fiering is a professor of microbiology, immunology, and genetics, with a primary focus on immunotherapy for cancer.
    While there are good treatments for cancers that have not metastasized, like surgery and radiation, outcomes for metastatic solid tumors are almost universally poor. According to Fiering and many others, immunotherapy might be the solution.
    The bulk of Fiering’s work boils down to a rather simple understanding of the immune system: it is a constant balance between suppressive and stimulatory signals from other cells in the body. When it receives a certain level of stimulatory signals, the immune response kicks into gear; when it receives a certain level of suppressive signals, its function is reduced.
    We also know that there are immunosuppressant characteristics of cancer that the immune system can’t destroy. “Any immunotherapy that works has to overcome the immunosuppression that’s manifested by the tumor,” explains Fiering.
    In light of this understanding, Fiering is focused on using known immunostimulatory reagents to directly change the environment within a tumor, from immunosuppressive to immunostimulatory. He is researching how to optimize the use of these reagents for the best immune response against tumors that are directly treated by them, as well as the best systemic response against metastatic disease.
    In short, immunotherapy might hold the key to effective treatment of metastatic cancers without the detrimental side effects of chemotherapy. This would be an absolute breakthrough in the world of cancer.
    Press play for an in-depth conversation about this work and so much more.
    Learn more at https://geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/faculty/facultydb/view.php/?uid=126.
    Check out https://www.mosaicie.com/ to learn about a new startup that Fiering is involved in.

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    • 38 min
    Wireless Technology and 5G is an Active Threat to Your Health and Privacy

    Wireless Technology and 5G is an Active Threat to Your Health and Privacy

    The US Federal Government continues to hide clear evidence resulting from a 10-year, $30 million study funded by the FDA: radiation from wireless technology causes cancer and breaks DNA.
    In fact, the government not only has this knowledge, but uses it as a weapon.
    Thousands of studies over past decades show clear evidence of biological harm caused by wireless technology radiation, yet most of us don’t think twice about our exposure to it.
    Listeners will learn:
    How the frequencies in wireless technology can be weaponized    The true reason 5G is being rolled out, and it’s not to improve the speed of your internet The difference between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, and how both cause the same level of biological damage What legal recourse is being taken against the FCC for having ignored over 11,000 pages of evidence submitted to Docket No. 13-84 Why and how adverse health effects are less about radiation levels, and more about the pulsation and modulation of carrier waves, which are what make wireless transmission of information possible “We are electric beings, and this is electricity, millions and trillions of times higher than what our bodies can tolerate. There are clearly going to be effects, even if we want to believe otherwise,” says Dafna Tachover.
    Tachover worked with and developed a passion for wireless technology for many years…until it made her so sick that she had to stop. This compelled her to find out why and how this technology has the ability to cause her and others so much sickness.
    She has since become Director of the Stop 5G & Wireless Harms Project for Children’s Health Defense and Founder of We Are The Evidence, an advocacy organization which helps protect the rights of those who have been injured by wireless technology radiation.
    And as an attorney, Tachover is tackling the issue from a legal perspective. She explains the details of her intensive and unprecedented case against the FCC.
    She also explains the science behind the impacts of wireless technology radiation on our health, which often begin with tingling in the hands or fingers and can lead to severe headaches, ringing in the ears, heart palpitations, nose bleeds, noise sensitivities, visual impairments, cognitive and memory problems, and symptoms characteristic of ADHD.
    It’s estimated that at least 10 percent of people already have symptoms of radiation sickness without knowing it, and the true percentage is probably much higher.
    So, what can you do? Tachover lists practical, simple steps that you can take to protect yourself and those you love.
    This isn’t one to miss.
    Press play and check out these resources to learn more:

    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/30PvU9C

    • 45 min
    Bees: Breaking Conventional Medicine, Regenerating Health

    Bees: Breaking Conventional Medicine, Regenerating Health

    Royal jelly, honey, propolis, pollen…the list of bee products that many of use from day to day is long. But fewer people are aware that there’s something less tangible yet just as healing about bees: their energy.
    Press play to step into the medicinal world of bees and learn:
    Why and how one teaspoon of honey per day can prolong your life How bees clean the air inside their hives, and how humans can benefit from this too What studies have shown about the regenerative properties of royal jelly, and how this provides additional evidence of its effectiveness in treating multiple sclerosis (MS) What is known about the composition and properties of different types of propolis around the world Since entering the field of medicine 33 years ago, Cristina Aosan wanted to treat everything—including that which conventional medicine said was untreatable or uncurable. To this end, she began studying various topics on her own, which led her to apitherapy, a branch of medicine that uses honey bee products to treat people.
    As a physician at Melidava Consulting in Romania, Aosan treats people with nearly every type of ailment you can imagine, including multiple sclerosis, tumors, liver viruses, and obstructive atherosclerosis. She takes an individualized approach with each patient, drawing from an extensive toolbox containing honey, propolis, royal jelly, drone larvae, pollen, and more.
    In some places, patients can even stay in homes arranged near bee hives to take in the healing and harmonious energy of the bees themselves—a practice that is becoming increasingly well-known.
    Aosan explains the applications of various bee products, the history of apitherapy and its use by the Egyptians and other ancient civilizations, how bees use propolis as an air-cleaning mechanism, and what she hopes is in store for the future of apitherapy.
    Tune in for all the details.

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    • 38 min
    Morphology Biology: How Did Our Cells Learn the Delicate Art of Creating Each of Our Internal Organs?

    Morphology Biology: How Did Our Cells Learn the Delicate Art of Creating Each of Our Internal Organs?

    Timothy Saunders, Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore’s Mechanobiology Institute, shares his insights on the science of morphogenesis developmental biology, the study of tissue formation and organization in plant and animal species.
    Listen to learn more about:
    How organs are formed The morphological features of plants versus animals How organs change during pregnancy How vital organs develop, particularly in human embryos, is considered a long standing mystery by much of humanity. How do our cells know how to organize and replicate in order to form correctly structured and functional organs? How do they know when to stop replicating and not to continue growing past the ideal size?
    Timothy and his team aim to increase the understanding of developmental biology in both the medical community and the general public. Much of the research done in this area has centered around plants and fish, which can repair injury and regrow after amputation. What can be learned from these types of organisms?
    What can be gained from the study of human tissue generation in utero? Large-scale, high-resolution imaging technology is enabling the study of precisely how tissues interact during organ formation in humans. This in combination with the use of organoids grown from organ tissue and stem cells could break open the case of how to apply morphogenesis embryology to possible heal damaged organs in the future.
    For more information visit https://www.mbi.nus.edu.sg/timothy-saunders/saunders-lab/

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    • 37 min
    Cancer Genetics Research: The Latest in Highly Targeted Ways to Fight Back Against Cancerous Tumor Cells

    Cancer Genetics Research: The Latest in Highly Targeted Ways to Fight Back Against Cancerous Tumor Cells

    Are customized cancer treatments a real possibility? Benjamin D. Hopkins, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Genomics and Genetic Sciences, Oncological Sciences, and the co-leader of the Functional Genomics Pipeline at The Tisch Cancer Institute. His cancer genetics research has developed an automated screening platform that can be used to identify tumor-specific drug sensitivities used for highly specialized cancer treatment.
    Tune in to learn more about:
    Cancer genetics and genomes What the ability to identify a drug resistance mechanism means for cancer treatment The importance of the cancer research impact factor when searching for the most accurate information Dr. Hopkins focuses particularly on lung, breast, and pancreatic cancer, which is one of the 20% of cancers with no specific standard treatment plan. The Functional Genomics Pipeline as a whole screens cancer therapies to identify which types of patients with which types of tumors may be able to benefit from those therapies.
    Using cancer genome sequencing, it has become possible to identify tumor-specific vulnerabilities, which can then be exploited for cancer treatment purposes. This includes using one medication to sensitize tumor cells to another medication, as a way to reduce the collateral damage done to healthy cells during cancer treatment.
    Knowing exactly which mutational events are driving each specific tumor allows Dr. Hopkins and his team to target the specific mechanisms that tumor relies upon to thrive and multiply. This highly individualized approach in combination with public campaigns such as Breast Cancer Awareness month could lead to a future where cancer is considered a treatable disease across the board.
    For more information visit https://labs.icahn.mssm.edu/hopkinslab/

    Available on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/2Os0myK

    • 43 min
    Intuitively Intermittent Fasting: How You can use Your Diet to Reverse the Causes of Chronic Disease

    Intuitively Intermittent Fasting: How You can use Your Diet to Reverse the Causes of Chronic Disease

    What is missing when it comes to Western medicine’s standard approach to treating chronic health problems? Dr. Will Cole, author of Intuitive Fasting: The Flexible Four-Week Intermittent Fasting Plan to Recharge Your Metabolism and Renew Your Health, grew up watching his loved ones battle autoimmune disorders. Now, he is leading a movement to change the way we treat chronic diseases using functional medicine.
    Tune in to discover:
    New ways to discover the underlying causes of chronic disease How to get out of fight or flight mode and back into a state of “rest and digest” The role of intuition in intermittent fasting Dr. Cole looks beyond simple numbers and lab results in order to treat the whole patient and not just their current symptoms. His natural and holistic approach often utilizes functional medicine nutrition, intuitive eating intermittent fasting, and a hormonal imbalance diet. Understanding autoimmune thyroid disease, for example, and which foods can prompt the body to produce its own thyroid hormones can avoid unnecessary dependence on medications and highlight the importance of lifestyle in disease treatment.
    Intuitively intermittent fasting combined with a mostly plant based high fat, moderate protein, low carbohydrate diet has been shown to support the metabolic process and protect against insulin resistance and digestive problems symptoms. Dr. Cole’s four-week plan makes the benefits of fasting and eating a plant based ketogenic diet accessible to beginners who may want to treat specific issues, improve their overall health, or both. Embracing functional medicine education can provide those suffering from chronic illness with a way to take their health and their personal power back into their own hands.
    To learn more or book a consult visit https://drwillcole.com/

    Available on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/2Os0myK

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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350 Ratings

350 Ratings

CoreyGuzman1 ,

Feeling great

Richard is a great host apart from discussing human health he also brings knowledgeable Scientists who talk about the Ecological role of insects such as Bees and Ants. Rich's interview with Professor and Ant Scientist, Andrew Suarez was a real eye-opener for me.

RichardBoon ,


Richard Jacobs brings on great guests and keeps an open mind to new information. I like that he purposely brings on people with different opinions and can have meaningful conversations without it turning into an argument. I feel every topic has been well researched and I really enjoy the level of scientific detail in each episode.

Smith4533 ,

Exceptional content

Dr David Jockers Podcast interview with Richard about Ketogenic diet and weight loss gave me some good ideas.

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