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Welcome to the Next Health Forefront Series Podcast. We'll be discussing the latest groundbreaking topics in health optimization, longevity science and wellness technology. Take control of your biology by being on the forefront with Next Health.

Next|Health: Forefront Podcast Series Dr. Darshan Shah

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 42 Ratings

Welcome to the Next Health Forefront Series Podcast. We'll be discussing the latest groundbreaking topics in health optimization, longevity science and wellness technology. Take control of your biology by being on the forefront with Next Health.

    Easy Steps to Better Sex for Women (Medically Proven) - ft. Urologist - Dr. Joshua Gonzalez

    Easy Steps to Better Sex for Women (Medically Proven) - ft. Urologist - Dr. Joshua Gonzalez

    “Sexual health for women doesn’t start with hormonal balance in their menopausal years, but well before, when they start taking hormonally-driven birth control. The mainstay of treatment for our patients, especially the younger ones is getting them off the pill. Cause that's often the primary issue in a lot of women.” – Dr. Joshua Gonzalez
     
    In today’s episode, Dr. Shah continues his no holds barred conversation about the taboo topic of sexual health with Dr. Joshua Gonzalez. If you missed the first episode, these knowledgeable gentleman talked primarily about men’s sexual health. In this talk, we’re dedicating Dr. Gonzalez’s expertise to women’s sexual health.
     
    Surprising findings from recent research has revealed that birth control pills are affecting hormonal balance in woman at younger and younger ages – and causing their sexual lives to become stilted unnecessarily. The pill can mess with your thyroid hormones, sex hormones, and even lower your sex drive.
     
    For women entering menopause, there are a whole different set of factors to alleviate – but young or reaching their golden years – women face hormonal balancing challenges as the primary impetus behind their sexual vibrancy.
     
    Dr. Gonzalez is a board-certified urologist and specialist in hormonal balance, and sense female sexual health from puberty to well after menopause has so much to do with hormonal balance – even through the use of certain hormonally based birth controls – it’s time to learn more about estrogen, testosterone, oxytocin, vasopressin, progesterone, cortisol, binding globulin, and more!
     
    Uncover the mystery that reveals your most intimate and amazing experience with sex ever. It’s got a lot to do with physiology, not just your psychology. Dr. Gonzalez is a life-saver for any woman struggling with sexual performance or fertility. Stop Googling your sexual symptoms, and listen in to this engaging conversation to learn more.
     
    Highlights:
    Understand why you need a physiological workup before you ever consider seeing a sex therapist or psychologist to address sexual issues. Learn why even after you stop taking birth control pills, they may still be causing elevated hormonal levels that can negatively impact your sex life. Learn why SHBG causes testosterone deficiency – and why you want testosterone in balanced amounts, even as a woman. Learn why too much testosterone (caused by birth control pills) can cause vaginal dryness, and a lowered sex drive. Discover why sleep, diet, and your stress levels are also impacting your sexual function. Figure out why hormone replacement therapy got a bad rap, and how it’s changed drastically. Realize that urinary tract health is closely tied to vaginal health and sexual comfort. Find out what might be causing your lubrication issues. Learn about your pelvic floor, and its muscular foundation for your sexual happiness. Understand why painful intercourse in the past may have made your brain develop a hypersensitivity to pleasurable sex now. Realize why drugs like Cymbalta may not be the best answer for your sexual dysfunction. Does your vagina or rectum need Botox? Get real answers about your sexual questions even if your gynecologist has appallingly told you to just have a few glasses of wine and relax to enjoy sex.  
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    Dr. Darshan Shah:
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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DarshanShahMD
    Making the Cut: https://www.drshah.com/making-the-cut.html
     
    Dr. Gonzalez
    Website: https://joshuagonzalezmd.com/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVrC8tXLEfhTHxKDFdAO4gA
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/1020772788/joshua-gonzalez-md
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SexMedLA
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoshuaGonzalezMD/

    • 53 min
    From Surgery to Meditation, Brain Optimization Insights from a Neurosurgeon

    From Surgery to Meditation, Brain Optimization Insights from a Neurosurgeon

    “I always felt in neurosurgery, we were fantastic technicians and we just lacked well-rounded care. I always thought we needed to do more than surgery.” – Dr. Amir Vokshoor
     
    In today’s episode, Dr. Shah talks with neurosurgeon Dr. Amir Vokshoor. Dr. Vokshoor has practiced neurology for more than 20 years. He spent that last 10 creating an institute of research and philanthropy for brain science. He believes that holistic science should not be frowned upon for lack of proof, nor should proven medical modalities be ignored. After watching his own father’s health denigrate to death with Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Vokshoor started asking deeper questions about brain health.
     
    The answers he’s found to deeply personal questions are phenomenal, but they apply to everyone who seeks brain optimization, and the dissolution of dementia-based diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and more. If you’re eager to learn about brain hacking for optimal results, Dr. Vokshoor’s podcast does not disappoint.
     
    Highlights:
    Learn why the new paradigm in patient care is more integrated and interconnected with physiological needs and “spiritual” needs. Find out how sleep, nutrition, and exercise affect your cognitive performance. Understand why meditation and visualization are the new frontier in neuroscience. Discover how the brain, heart, and gut are all deeply connected. Realize how mindfulness training and stress reduction have a profound impact on your brain and nervous system, and how you can possibly avoid over-use of opiods. Find new ways to build a “reflexive” autonomic nervous system – which includes your brain. Determine if breathing techniques and affirmations can alter your brain health. Learn a French researcher’s technique for calming the mind. Realize how heart rate variability (HRV) affects your brain health. Glean how private industry and non-university learning is aiding our understanding of the brain. Learn why the new breed of physicians is raising more philosophical questions about things we’re doing to the brain. Discover why brain health is about more than just removing amyloid plaques, slowing brain cell death, or reconnecting neural pathways. Understand why what you to do your brain in your youth affects your brain as you grow older. Discover what micro and macro “brain trauma” is. It’s not what you think.  
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    Dr. Darshan Shah:
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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DarshanShahMD
    Making the Cut: https://www.drshah.com/making-the-cut.html
     
    Dr. Vokshoor
    Website: https://www.drvokshoor.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrVokshoor
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/avokshoor

    • 38 min
    Living to Tell About Covid-19 - ft. Michael Yo

    Living to Tell About Covid-19 - ft. Michael Yo

    “That's how bad it was. I can't even describe the pain I was in. I was texting with my wife because I couldn’t see her. Then you think about your kids, you know. I've got a three-year-old and a four-month-old, and I was like, this is the worst way to go.” – Michael Yo
     
    In today’s episode, Dr. Shah speaks candidly with Michael Yo who was likley infected with Covid-19 on a trip to New York – a vocational hazard as a travelling comedian. On his return, Yo developed a severely high fever. Soon after he was taken to the ER and then ICU because he couldn’t breathe. His lungs filled with liquid and his oxygen saturation levels plummeted.
     
    For people who think this virus isn’t deadly, think again. It was touch-and-go for Yo for almost a week. Doctors diligently used every possible method to cure Yo because he was an early patient. He was essentially a guinea pig.
     
    As Yo recently pointed out on his Twitter feed, “Flu 24,000 deaths last 8 months, Covid-19 43,000 deaths in 2 months.”
     
    Yo’s experience of almost dying alone in a hospital is a wake-up call to anyone not taking social distancing and other health measures to avoid Covid seriously. As Dr. Shah aptly describes it in this podcast, “10,000 people dying is nothing compared to 100,000 people losing their jobs.”
     
    What Yo and others learned from his harrowing experience could save people’s lives. Misconceptions abound, but facts stand solid. Listen in to learn why.
     
    Highlights:
    Learn what its really like, first hand, from someone who was put in ICU with possible days to live after being diagnosed with Covid-19. Find out why, though some are asymptomatic, other people develop such a high fever when diagnosed with Covid. Understand why ventilators are not a one-size-fits all cure. Learn why Yo’s doctor vowed not to put him on a ventilator unless it was absolutely necessary. Learn why a cytokine storm, a normal inflammatory response of a healthy immune system, can actually cause more harm when you have Covid. Evaluate why immunity is such a big word in Covid-19 treatment now. Discover medical methods that worked for Yo and others that didn’t. Realize what protestors might be missing in their bid to reopen local economies. Understand the life cycle of a virus, and that it is normal for them to resurface every 100 years or so. Join Yo in his emotional journey through his diagnosis to his current struggle to regain full health.  
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    Dr. Darshan Shah:
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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DarshanShahMD
    Making the Cut: https://www.drshah.com/making-the-cut.html
     
    Michael Yo
    Website: https://michaelyo.com/
    Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/michael-yo-show/id1475116900?i=1000472103123
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelyo/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/michaelyo?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelYo/

    • 32 min
    How Viruses and Vaccines Work ft. Virologist - Morgan Freney

    How Viruses and Vaccines Work ft. Virologist - Morgan Freney

    “I don’t feel like I’m taking a risk studying pathogenic disease. I’m fascinated, and I want to take on that fight.” – Morgan Freney, Virologist
     
    In today’s episode, Dr. Shah speaks with Morgan Freney a virologist working at the University of Queensland in a lab that creates vaccines. She’s also pursuing a PhD in molecular virology. If you’re ready to take a deep dive into Coronavirus and what makes it a particularly stupefying threat, then Morgan is your go-to woman. She’s shaking up the world at just 25 years of age, making a significant dent in the education of others, and the development of virus-disabling medicine.
    Morgan started working on the Ebola vaccine when women and children were dying in Africa. She also worked on a vaccine for West Nile and Zika. Most recently she’s been attempting to crack a multi-virus vaccine that would crack Corona and other similar viruses – up to 15 at one time!
    Morgan has a special way of describing the life-cycle of a virus and what it does to your body so you can understand Corona, and other pathogens more fully. This podcast is an incredibly educational way to get a clear picture of Covid-19.
     
    Highlights:
    Understand what an RNA virus is and how it differs from those transmitted by mosquitoes and other insects. Learn what it’s like to work in a full containment facility so viruses and deadly pathogens don’t spread while you’re studying them. Discover why heroines like Morgan don’t feel they’re taking a risk, even though they’re working toward a disease-free world. Realize why some viruses are so damaging, even though they’re just a protein coat around a tiny piece of RNA. Learn why a viral infection is different than a bacterial infection. Get a low-down on cellular functioning and what a virus does to healthy cells. Determine if a virus is alive or dead. Understand why viruses are a little like parasites. Learn why viruses damage your cells. Learn why Corona causes an inflammatory response in the lungs, which can be damaging. Learn why 5% of our entire genome is infected with viruses that manage to stay there. Discover the shocking reason why viruses may have an evolutionary benefit. Realize what you can do to protect yourself from viral pathogens.  
    Next|Heath:
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    Dr. Darshan Shah:
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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DarshanShahMD
    Making the Cut: https://www.drshah.com/making-the-cut.html
     
    Morgan Freney
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/virus.vs.labcoat/?hl=en
     

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Improving Men's Sexual Health ft. Urologist - Dr. Joshua Gonzalez

    Improving Men's Sexual Health ft. Urologist - Dr. Joshua Gonzalez

    Today we welcome Dr. Joshua Gonzalez to the podcast. Joshua Gonzalez, MD, is a board-certified urologist who is fellowship-trained in Sexual Medicine and specializes in the management of male and female sexual dysfunctions. Throughout his career, Dr. Gonzalez has focused on advocating for sexual health and providing improved healthcare to the LGBTQ community.
     
    These include issues surrounding hormone deficiency, menopause, sexual arousal, orgasm, ejaculation, libido/desire, sexual pain, penile curvature, and erectile function. Dr. Gonzalez also treats a variety of common urological conditions including benign prostatic disease, voiding dysfunction, and male infertility.
    In today’s episode Dr. Gonzalez and Dr. Shah discuss some of the causes of poor sexual health in men and the treatment options and surgical procedures available for Erectile Dysfunction.
     
    Next|Heath:
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    Dr. Darshan Shah:
    Website: https://www.drshah.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DarshanShahMD
    Making the Cut: https://www.drshah.com/making-the-cut.html
     
    Dr. Joshua Gonzalez
    Website: https://joshuagonzalezmd.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoshuaGonzalezMD/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SexMedLA
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/1020772788/joshua-gonzalez-md
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVrC8tXLEfhTHxKDFdAO4gA
     
     

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Inside the ICU with COVID19 ft. Dr. David Ng

    Inside the ICU with COVID19 ft. Dr. David Ng

    “People wonder if we’ll have enough ventilators, but we need to worry about having enough doctors and nurses to treat patients. We can't risk those resources right now.” – Dr. Ng
     
    In today’s episode, Dr. Shah and Kevin talk to Dr. David Ng, a compassionate and dedicated pulmonologist and critical care doctor working in the trenches of Los Angeles during the Covid-19 outbreak. Dr. Ng has first-hand knowledge of what is happening inside hospitals with doctors, nurses, and patients alike. He details the real concerns that we face even as the curve starts to flatten, and why critical care is perhaps the biggest strain on healthcare workers.
     
    After listening to this podcast you’ll understand more about why this virus affects certain people in our population more profoundly, what you can do to decrease your own comorbidity factors, and why healthcare workers are needed more than ever.
     
    Highlights:
    Learn who Covid-19 is really affecting. What age, gender, and comorbidity factors are most telling when it comes to those infected? Learn about the different forms of testing, where they are available, and how testing helps flatten the curve. Discover what do hospitals in LA really look like right now. Who is showing up for care? What impacts are caused by caring for those with Covid-19? Learn why the stress levels for extended care of those infected are elevated in doctors and nurses. What are the true morbidity rates of Covid? 2%, 5%? How does Covid-19 stress the healthcare system, especially the ICU? Why is Los Angeles experiencing a different version of hospital strain than New York City and what was done differently? Why Covid-19 ends up being a multi-system disease, not just a lung disease. Understand why time is essential in minimizing the impacts of Covd-19. Covid-19 isn’t just an “old person’s” disease. Learn what younger people are experiencing in ICU. Discover why the virus causes an “inflammation cascade” and what doctors are doing to detect and treat it. Understand what impacts both smoking and vaping may have on those contracting Covid-19. Learn why social distancing is still critical to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Understand why it’s difficult to project a peak for the virus. Will social distancing be required until the end of summer, or is it possible that the virus can be mitigated sooner?  
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    Dr. Darshan Shah:
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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DarshanShahMD
    Making the Cut: https://www.drshah.com/making-the-cut.html
     
    Dr. Ng
    Website: https://atelier90210.com/

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

EricaBushwell ,

Awesome podcast!

Dr. Shah, host of the Next Health podcast, highlights all aspects of nutrition, health 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!

Stacey Shapiro ,

Super insightful and informative!

Dr. Shah, host of the Next/Health: Forefront Podcast Series 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!   

HDRLUVR ,

Speaks truth in a very clear & entertaining way

I was turned on to this podcast because my friend Dr. Vokshoor Nuerosurgeon is a guest on the show. I then listened to several other episodes and now I am hooked. The science is spoken in clear terms that want one can understand and the open minded conversations are very enlightening.

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