231 episodes

Power Health Talk has been designed to help people see through the foggy and confusing mess that is "healthcare" today. Discussing new trends and current findings that have helped them to continue to treat thousands of patients a year suffering from chronic conditions such as Hashimoto's, fibromyalgia, autoimmune issues, chronic fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, thyroid conditions, inability to lose weight and many others.



This show is hosted by Dr. Martin Rutherford, DC, a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner who is passionate about health and enjoys working with patients and helping them to achieve Power Health both at their clinic in Reno, NV and all over the world.

Power Health Talk with Dr. Martin Rutherford Dr. Martin Rutherford, DC : Functional Medicine Practitioner

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 36 Ratings

Power Health Talk has been designed to help people see through the foggy and confusing mess that is "healthcare" today. Discussing new trends and current findings that have helped them to continue to treat thousands of patients a year suffering from chronic conditions such as Hashimoto's, fibromyalgia, autoimmune issues, chronic fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, thyroid conditions, inability to lose weight and many others.



This show is hosted by Dr. Martin Rutherford, DC, a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner who is passionate about health and enjoys working with patients and helping them to achieve Power Health both at their clinic in Reno, NV and all over the world.

    Stop Chasing Symptoms!

    Stop Chasing Symptoms!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgrHBqV0ij8









    Note: The following is the output of a transcription from the video above. Although the transcription is largely accurate, in some cases it is incomplete or inaccurate due to inaudible passages or transcription errors.

    If you are interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Rutherford please visit http://PowerHealthConsult.com

    Hey Dr. Rutherford here today and I'm going to be a little jacked up because this is going to be a little bit of a venting for me so the title today is stop chasing symptoms now a lot of you have probably figured that out at least you think um a while ago i mean that's that's that's been the whole medical world for as long as i could remember and and and frankly i've been thinking about this a lot in the medical world was correct for a long period of time when i look at things now and i look i i sat there last night and i was looking through google i was looking through functional medicine i was looking through thyroid i was looking through leaky gut and i'm looking at stuff and i'm going this is not for today's present population of chronic condition patients what do you mean dr rutherford i mean i mean you know i mean you know you've been talking about leaky gut since the day you were functional medicine practitioner i mean what do you mean about that what do you mean sibo you've talked about sibo i do but i talk about it in a certain context of an entire frame of reference that's called functional medicine and functional medicine is no longer about chasing symptoms and that's what the medical profession has been about and then you know to their defense they were about fixing broken legs and then having heroic surgeries and heart transplants and then making drugs that got rid of symptoms because nobody knew any different but when you really look at it the healthcare system the alternative healthcare system has as a lot of it has followed that model when i look online and i look at certain well-known websites which i was looking at last night it's like magnesium here's the 12 things you can do for me that magnesium does and the next thing you do is you can take that magnesium it's going to work and it does for most people for just a short period of time and when i say most people i'm talking about the patients who walk in here and i'm talking about the patients who are looking online today because those patients are like they're they're the chronic mystery patients there i i looked at three histories this morning i uh something happened and i put on i put on what was 80 pounds in three months how do you put on 80 pounds in three months i know okay and it ain't gonna and and just like and the doctors told me it's my thyroid not to worry about it they told me not to worry about it because it's easy to take care of so they're taking the medication it's not working they're taking the pills it's not working it's not gonna work so a new model was made it's called functional medicine which is another whole thing because not everybody out there is pregnant a classic functional medicine model everybody's got their own take on it because it's not a regulated discipline and so you know you can go down the street somebody can rub your knees somebody can rub your back and give you a couple of pills and go i'm a functional medicine practitioner literally you can do that in in like most of the states so this is what i have to deal with so people coming in and they have like fibromyalgia peripherally chronic fatigue they got a bad gut they they can't they either can't get away from the bathroom you know for more than an hour or they can't go for a week and and all this type of stuff and and they come in with bags of supplements okay and and and they push those bags at me and i look at them and i go don't you shop to me don't even come to me because that's

    • 18 min
    You Need to Manage Your Blood Sugar!

    You Need to Manage Your Blood Sugar!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ-SpO4rE_Q









    Note: The following is the output of a transcription from the video above. Although the transcription is largely accurate, in some cases it is incomplete or inaccurate due to inaudible passages or transcription errors.



    If you are interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Rutherford please visit http://PowerHealthConsult.com



    So today, we're gonna talk about something that isn't gonna sound very sexy but you need to manage your blood sugar, period. I'm morphing more into doing a little bit more education on blood sugar because over this past year so many of the cases that came in here were their success just hung on the ability of us to get their blood sugar correct.

    And people would commonly say, "Well, I don't have a blood sugar problem" (laughs) I'll say, Well you filled out my assessment form and there's 16 symptoms on there that would indicate that you have a blood sugar problem if you mark them down and you have all of them.

    So then the next retort from the patient is usually, but my blood tests are normal kinda like the Hashimoto's thing. And I'm telling you that is so common. I found that when I get patients from other practitioners, alternative practitioners and functional medicine practitioners, the first thing I look at now is the blood sugar because it's just not really emphasized the way that it should be.

    Why is it important? First of all, blood sugar is used by every single every single cell in your body. We did a back to basics of functional medicine I did do a segment on blood sugar. I think this one's gonna sound a little different than that one, but in the end in that segment we talked about how blood sugar is foundational to everything.

    Every cell in your body needs proper balance of blood sugar every single cell in your body has insulin receptors so that sugar can get in there. And sugar works with your, the mitochondria these little energy mechanisms in your cells to create energy.

    Okay, too much blood sugar is not good too little blood sugar is not good. Hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia. Well I don't have hypoglycemia. The vast majority of patients who come in here have hypoglycemia.

    But their numbers are normal. If you look at that... And so this goes back to the functional medicine model has different ranges but even within the functional medicine ranges A lot of times the lab tests are normal while this person is sitting there if I don't eat, I get irritable, shaky, I wanna choke my wife or my husband, I get agitated, I get anxiety, I crave sweets, and you cannot even begin to go into all of the things that physiologically are affected by that.

    For example, your thyroid hormones can't convert properly into active thyroid hormones in other words you've got a perfectly normal thyroid and yet if your blood sugar's off, your thyroid hormones may not be converting into the proper form to actually activate your energy in your cells.

    If your blood sugar's fluctuating all over the place, you may not be able to make the proper neurons in your brain to be happy, to be motivated. If you don't have them, you may be you may have anxiety, you may have a.

    .. even as much as panic attacks So the blood sugar is incredibly important. I think the thing that I'm wanting to say today is most of you have normal blood sugar tests. People come in here I mean like 70% of people come in here that blood sugar abnormality is a big part of their symptom picture that they're coming in here for.

    Whether it's Hashimoto's or another autoimmune disease or gut problem and no one's even talked to them about it. Because the blood tests were normal. And so the thing is there's like seven different levels of blood sugar abnormalities, for a medical doctor to tell you that you have hypoglycemia,

    • 10 min
    Female Hormones – Functional Medicine Back to Basics

    Female Hormones – Functional Medicine Back to Basics

    https://youtu.be/GEeKFlK0-24









    In the final segment of Functional Medicine Back to Basics Dr. Rutherford discusses the female hormones.







    Note: The following is the output of a transcription from the video above. Although the transcription is largely accurate, in some cases it is incomplete or inaccurate due to inaudible passages or transcription errors.







    If you are interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Rutherford please visit http://PowerHealthConsult.com







    Hi, this is Dr. Rutherford and we are now down to what I believe is the last in the series of functional medicine back to basics that we started several months ago, and thank you for all of your kind words and thank you and I'M glad for those of you say that you're getting help from this and that it's, really pretty cool.







    I really really makes me get up in the morning and do this so female hormones yo-yo. Why? I am. Why is this the last in this series? This is the last in the series because, as my mentors would say, everything flows downstream to the female hormones if female hormones are affected by everything, particularly if you're, still, menstruating and and to a degree, even if you're in Menopause and I'm gonna talk about both of those.







    So let's. First talk about let's, just first talk about and female hormones and and like the natural cycle of what a female hormone should look like. So the natural cycle of a female hormone is, I'm gonna start with the brain and, and there's a there is a structure in your brain called the hypothalamus.







    What you need to know about the hypothalamus is it &? # 39 s, this, it's, this little organ in the brain. It's, not an organ, but it's. This little this little yeah it's, an organ in the brain that senses all of the balances of chemicals, particularly hormones in in your system, in your in your bloodstream, and so it senses how much estrogen that a woman has okay and then, if It's.







    If, if there's, not enough estrogen, there then being produced by the ovaries, then your hypothalamus talks to another organ, that's called your pituitary gland. Many of you may be familiar with it, and that is called the master gland, because it sends signals to all it pretty much controls all the hormones it sends signals to the thyroid.







    It sends signals out for you to make growth hormone. It sense they goes out for you to make estrogen testosterone. It's, the master gland. So when it is told that you do not have enough estrogen, it then tells your ovaries to make estrogen okay, but that's, not the end of it.







    The over the estrogen then has to be made, and it has to go out to the cells that needed and and and in women, that's, certainly that it goes. It goes into your brain. It gives you it gives you better mood.







    Estrogen certainly controls how your ovaries work and, and so because there's, a lot of feedback in there relative to medical periods and and having them and along with progesterone having proper cycles and and so and then estrogen in women.







    Well, the next step would be once it hits all of the cells, the frontal lobe cells, and it gives you good mood and and and and and it just ultimately has to be cleared after it goes to all the cells. So it goes through these cells and then it - and so the estrogen goes to the cell.







    This is a cell, it hits the cell, the cell opens it goes in there. The cell uses it when it when it uses it. It has mechanisms to detox itself to send the the and the unused estrogen and they use it and and the they kind of used estrogen now has to be cleared from your body.







    This is a very,

    • 32 min
    Male Hormones – Functional Medicine Back to Basics

    Male Hormones – Functional Medicine Back to Basics

    https://youtu.be/UrtgFRPeURk









    In this segment of Functional Medicine Back to Basics Dr. Rutherford discusses the male hormones.







    Note: The following is the output of a transcription from the video above. Although the transcription is largely accurate, in some cases it is incomplete or inaccurate due to inaudible passages or transcription errors.







    If you are interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Rutherford please visit http://PowerHealthConsult.com







    Hi, Dr. Martin Rutherford here again in our continuing series on back to basics, functional medicine back to basics, and we're gonna be talking about male hormone imbalances this week and again those of you who have been maybe not watching this is close To the end of a three or four month, series on classic functional medicine and how you address certain conditions, certain imbalances, certain inconsistent, consistencies relative to a variety of different problems that consistently come into functional medicine practices.







    So so for the again for those of you have been watching, I'm there's. An order to this. There's, a hierarchy, a pretty general hierarchy as to how you attack things and we've. Already gone over a lot of stuff, we've, gone over basics of care relative to blood sugar and essential fatty acids and oxygen.







    We've gone over everything from the exam to the history, to the large intestines intestinal permeability, chemical sensitivities and in a relative order. I'm making that point that, again to those who may just be bringing this up.







    For the first time, because we're close to the end of this series - and we're now, just getting to the male hormone imbalances and a subsequent presentation will be on female hormone imbalances. We're.







    Doing we're doing the else first, not because we're sexist, but because, frankly, it's. A lot easier to me, health males, don't have as much going on, thank God as the females have. I say that as a male and I'm, treating females and and and and the women having to deal with a lot more complexity.







    So so we're going to be talking about mainly we're gonna be talking about loti. We're gonna be talking about low tea, low testosterone. I mean I listen to a radio program every morning to get the news and the weather and the traffic and all that type of stuff, and there's, no shortage of ways to get up your testosterone to raise that old testosterone.







    There's medications there's. There's herbs there's. Botanicals. I'm, going to present you with a little different look on that there's, a reason that that your testosterone is low. We're, going to talk about those things there's, a reason that it's being presented last and and actually the way we look at problems is not that their testosterone is low, but the vast majority of time We're, looking at it that their estrogens are high, that the male estrogens are high.







    This is usually the problem, basically male problems, with the exception of prostate problems, which is too much testosterone because it's, not getting cleared out of your system. Our are low, testosterone problems secondary to estrogen being high, and that's.







    Has a term it's called andropause, and when I mentioned that to my male patients, they kind of look at me like, like they've, never heard the term before so it's, the equivalent of menopause when women Go into menopause and they lose their.







    They lose their ability to make estrogen from their ovaries. It's different with men. It's, not that men are losing their ability to make testosterone it's that they're, creating too much estrogen. So here's this so here's.

    • 35 min
    Thyroid – Functional Medicine Back to Basics

    Thyroid – Functional Medicine Back to Basics

    https://youtu.be/dKFgEdazq4M









    In this segment of Functional Medicine Back to Basics Dr. Rutherford discusses the thyroid and its roll in chronic conditions.







    Note: The following is the output of a transcription from the video above. Although the transcription is largely accurate, in some cases it is incomplete or inaccurate due to inaudible passages or transcription errors.







    If you are interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Rutherford please visit http://PowerHealthConsult.com







    Hi Dr. Martin Rutherford here in the continuing series of functional medicine back to basics, and for those of you who have not tuned in to functional medicine back to basics. Before we are probably three or four months into a series of how to attack the chronic conditions that walk into most functional medicine, practitioners today - and I am presenting the ideal - seen the classic scene, the scene that was originally put together as how to attack a case From functional medicine, we have what we '







    Ve talked about the basics we've talked about blood sugar, oxygen godwe, you can go back and you can look at all of those things just to let you know, because some I'm, going to refer back to some of that, Especially today and and we're, going to continue on now with thyroid okay, I guess the point I'll.







    Make here to those of you who have not been watching - or those of you have been watching - is that we're finally getting the thyroid, and I think, one of the most common conditions that walks into our office is thyroid and my mentor dr.







    Crossan was the doctor who dust it off mr. Hashimoto findings from 1902 and said: Hashimoto's is causing the vast majority of thyroid problems, and indeed he was correct, and that was years ago when nobody thought he was correct and those of us who Knew him had a strong suspicion, he was correct and we were using his his knowledge in his findings and the challenge back then was people would come in.







    I was probably 15 years ago or something like that and people would come in and say. Well, I got tired problem. I went to the doctor, it's, not working. All my numbers are normal and I got all the symptoms and what do I do and and and I would start to walk them through what it meant to have a thyroid problem in today, Society, which is enormous, ly more elaborate than what's.







    The newest supplement before that, because I don't want to take the medication, and the answer was was there is no supplement for that, particularly you have to go through all the steps that we've gone through in the back-to-basics emotional Messaging protocol see which one the patient's, have relative to different gut functions and bacterial infections and blood sugar or fluctuations, and these things and and all of those great inflammatory responses, and you have to go through all those first that didn't go over very well by the way.







    Look those patients they're, like I just came in here for my thyroid, and I was like this is rough now. The Mayo Clinic says that 85 to 95 percent of all thyroid problems or Hashimoto's, which is the reason that we have done everything else first and it's.







    The reason that a functional medicine practitioner should attack a thyroid problem in a certain fashion, so I'm. Not going to go through this is thyroid is what it does thyroid thyroid controls your metabolism, and it helps with calcium metabolism through through calcitonin through through working with the parathyroids, that's, what it does if your thyroids working you have energy.







    If your attire is not working, everything slows down everything you put on weight.

    • 42 min
    The Adrenals – Functional Medicine Back to Basics

    The Adrenals – Functional Medicine Back to Basics

    https://youtu.be/3fCoWF-rRnQ









    In this segment of Functional Medicine Back to Basics Dr. Rutherford discusses the adrenals and their roll in chronic conditions.







    Note: The following is the output of a transcription from the video above. Although the transcription is largely accurate, in some cases it is incomplete or inaccurate due to inaudible passages or transcription errors.







    If you are interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Rutherford please visit http://PowerHealthConsult.com







    Hi, Dr. Martin Rutherford, we're here today, continuing the series on functional medicine back to basics, and today we're, going to go on to speak about the notorious adrenal glands, and I kind of I'm kind of Looking forward this, you could talk about the adrenals forever, but there's there's, several things that I did.







    I several points that I really want to hit, because when I first got into this, I got into it in a different way than a lot of people get into alternative medicine. And I wasn't brought up on the. If you can't fix the adrenals, you can't fix anything much from, and in fact I had a I had a doctor one day.







    I was sitting here in my doctors quarters and he he was just going into functional medicine and he he was coming over here to see. If we had some extra equipment, we could help him with and, and he looked in the door, it said doc I'm.







    Going into functional metastasis can't fix anything. If you don't fix the adrenals, and I went like oh yeah that's. True, it's kind of not true. We already have a presentation online from several years ago on, I think it's called the adrenals or the wrong target.







    I mean if I would, if I would edit that I would probably say they aren't, always the initial target and meaning that my experience with the adrenal glands prior to the then, where have been any functional medicine doctor that you went to well, There was no functional medicine, then any alternative doctor or alternative medical doctor that you went into two things they always did.







    They always gave you something for your thyroid and they always gave you something for your adrenals. Either they gave you a cortisol boost for your adrenals. They give you a shot for your adrenals. They gave you a supplement support.







    They gave you something for your adrenals because duh everybody ' S stressed out right. So it's. The adrenals you can't fix anything because the adrenals do a lot of things. The adrenals are the they really are given their dubai, being called stress, glands, because then it makes everybody think that it's, all about emotional stress, and certainly it's about emotional stress that can be about.







    Eventually, it can be about mental stress, it can be about unhealthy relationships. All of those things can create stress hormones that will or situations where your pituitary glands time your adrenal to put out stress hormones, but it's, but there's.







    So many things that affect the adrenals and so, for example, you you can have food sensitivities. If you have food sensitivities, let me let me step back on this. So what happens when they? How do how the adrenals get activated? Basically, something happens where you either hit the fear center of your brain.







    We'll, go with the mental stress first, that hits the fear center of your brain, so that is called the amygdala. So your frontal lobe here goes there's. Danger I don't like this. I don't like that person.







    I'm, not happy with this situation, and and - and it tells this part of your brain called the amygdala to that and that's. The fear center, your brain, that we need energy.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

willows promise ,

Excellent!

Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom!

GG245777543236 ,

Very informative

I love this podcast. Very informative, tangible, interesting. The docs are down to earth and human, yet brilliant. I've learned a lot from this podcast and look forward to listening to it. The only tiny thing is the corny intro song. It's like half 80's commercial half 80's cheesy pop ballad. I fast forward through that part.

Sue Monhait ,

I'm learning so much!

These docs know their stuff. So interesting and I love the casual discussion back and forth on really important issues we should all know more about.

Top Podcasts In Health & Fitness

Listeners Also Subscribed To