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Rational Wellness Podcast hosted by Dr. Ben Weitz

Rational Wellness Podcast Dr. Ben Weitz

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Rational Wellness Podcast hosted by Dr. Ben Weitz

    Integrative Approach to Cancer with Dr. Nalini Chilkov: Rational Wellness Podcast 357

    Integrative Approach to Cancer with Dr. Nalini Chilkov: Rational Wellness Podcast 357

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    Dr. Nalini Chilkov discusses An Integrative Approach to Cancer at the Functional Medicine Discussion Group meeting on March 28, 2024 with moderator Dr. Ben Weitz.  
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    Dr. Nalini Chilkov is the founder of the American Institute of Integrative Oncology Research and Education and the creator of the The OutSmart ® Cancer System.  She is committed to training front line clinicians worldwide to become skilled and confident in serving the health needs of patients whose lives have been touched by cancer by utilizing her OutSmart Cancer® System. She is the author of the best seller, 32 Ways to Outsmart Cancer_How to Create A Body Where Cancer Cannot Thrive and is recognized as an authority and pioneer in the fields of Integrative Cancer Care, Cancer Prevention and Immune Enhancement. Dr. Chilkov has lectured worldwide and at the Schools of Medicine at UCLA and UC Irvine and is a frequent expert resource to the media.  Her websites are Nalinichilkov.com and the American Institute of Integrative Oncology.

    Dr. Ben Weitz is available for Functional Nutrition consultations specializing in Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders like IBS/SIBO and Reflux and also Cardiometabolic Risk Factors like elevated lipids, high blood sugar, and high blood pressure.  Dr. Weitz has also successfully helped many patients with managing their weight and improving their athletic performance, as well as sports chiropractic work by calling his Santa Monica office 310-395-3111. Dr. Weitz is also available for video or phone consultations.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Constipation with Dr. Ilana: Rational Wellness Podcast 356

    Constipation with Dr. Ilana: Rational Wellness Podcast 356

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    Dr. Ilana Gurevich discusses Constipation with Dr. Ben Weitz.
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    Dr. Ilana Gurevich is a board-certified naturopathic physician and acupuncturist and is currently co-owner of two large integrative medical clinics, one in northwest Portland and one in northeast Portland.  She runs a very busy private practice specializing in treating inflammatory bowel disease as well as IBS/SIBO and functional GI disorders.   Dr. Gurevich is also one of the co-hosts of a successful podcast, Turd Nerds, along with Drs. Rebecca Sand and Ami Kapadia. Her website is OpenWellnessPDX.
    Dr. Ben Weitz is available for Functional Nutrition consultations specializing in Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders like IBS/SIBO and Reflux and also Cardiometabolic Risk Factors like elevated lipids, high blood sugar, and high blood pressure.  Dr. Weitz has also successfully helped many patients with managing their weight and improving their athletic performance, as well as sports chiropractic work by calling his Santa Monica office 310-395-3111.

    • 53 min
    Osteoporosis with Dr. Lani Simpson: Rational Wellness Podcast 355

    Osteoporosis with Dr. Lani Simpson: Rational Wellness Podcast 355

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    Dr. Lani Simpson discusses How to Test for and Manage Osteoporosis with Dr. Ben Weitz.
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    Podcast Highlights
    5:01  Osteoporosis.  
    8:16  Trabecular bone score.    
                                


    Dr. Lani Simpson is a Doctor of Chiropractic who has established herself as an expert at bone health and women’s health over the last 35 years. She is a Certified Clinical Densitometrist, which means she is an expert at reading bone density tests, and she was the first alternative doctor to be awarded this certification.  She produced Down to the Bone, a CEU course for practitioners and she has been presenting the Heat is on, Menopause and PMS seminars for chiropractors, acupuncturists, and other practitioners for the last 35 years as well. She is the cofounder of the East Bay Menopause and PMS center and of the East Bay Osteoporosis Diagnostic Center. Her website is LaniSimpson.com.  Dr. Simpson will be teaching an advanced course on Osteoporosis starting on April 20, 2024: Ultimate Osteoporosis Course.
    Dr. Ben Weitz is available for Functional Nutrition consultations specializing in Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders like IBS/SIBO and Reflux and also Cardiometabolic Risk Factors like elevated lipids, high blood sugar, and high blood pressure.  Dr. Weitz has also successfully helped many patients with managing their weight and improving their athletic performance, as well as sports chiropractic work by calling his Santa Monica office 310-395-3111.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Breaking the Code of Chronic Disease with Dr. Andy Barlow: Rational Wellness Podcast 354

    Breaking the Code of Chronic Disease with Dr. Andy Barlow: Rational Wellness Podcast 354

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    Dr. Andy Barlow discusses How to Break the Code of Chronic Disease with Dr. Ben Weitz.
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    Podcast Highlights
     2:18  The difference between traditional medicine and functional medicine is that traditional medicine tends to focus on the symptoms whereas functional medicine focuses on the root causes.  
    5:45  Molecular mimicry.  


    Dr. Andy Barlow is a certified Chiropractic Neurologist and an expert in Functional Medicine. Dr. Barlow has identified specific codes that unlock the mysteries of chronic health problems. He is a two time best-selling author and his new book is The Code Breaker: Unlocking the Mysteries of Health and Vitality and Establishing the Foundation for a Disease-free Life.  Dr. Barlow's website is BarlowBrainandBody.com.
    Dr. Ben Weitz is available for Functional Nutrition consultations specializing in Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders like IBS/SIBO and Reflux and also Cardiometabolic Risk Factors like elevated lipids, high blood sugar, and high blood pressure.  Dr. Weitz has also successfully helped many patients with managing their weight and improving their athletic performance, as well as sports chiropractic work by calling his Santa Monica office 310-395-3111.

    • 47 min
    A Functional Medicine Approach To Autoimmune Disease With Allison Samon: Rational Wellness Podcast 353

    A Functional Medicine Approach To Autoimmune Disease With Allison Samon: Rational Wellness Podcast 353

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    Allison Samon discusses A Functional Medicine Approach to Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Ben Weitz.
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    Podcast Highlights
    1:33  Allison was suffering with chronic pain in her knees, her back, and her butt and had numbness in one of her feet.  She suffered with migraines and chronic fatigue... He recommended that Allison eat an orange instead of drinking orange juice and stop eating pasta or cereal or lean cuisines for dinner and start eating whole foods and her inflammation started going down, her knee sopped hurting, her migraines went away, and she eventually regained her health.
    9:07  Autoimmune diseases. There are three factors that can result in autoimmune disease, which are a genetic predisposition, gut dysbiosis/leaky gut, and some kind of insult to the terrain, such as an infection, trauma, or microbial imbalance.  


    Allison Samon is a Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner who works virtually with people to get out of chronic illness, escape from mystery symptoms, and help re-design their lifestyle so they can be fit, energized, and pain free in ways that are easy, fun, and sustainable. Allison struggled with unexplained chronic pain for over 10 years. Her remarkable healing journey became the basis for her programs: Reboot from Chronic Illness and the Chronic Illness Recovery Blueprint. She’s also written an ebook “Detoxing Endocrine Disruptors: Essential Checklist” and is a featured author in the Amazon International Best Seller: Teach Your Expertise. Her website is AllisonSamonFunctionalNutritionist.com.
    Dr. Ben Weitz is available for Functional Nutrition consultations specializing in Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders like IBS/SIBO and Reflux and also Cardiometabolic Risk Factors like elevated lipids, high blood sugar, and high blood pressure.  Dr. Weitz has also successfully helped many patients with managing their weight and improving their athletic performance, as well as sports chiropractic work by calling his Santa Monica office 310-395-3111.

    • 40 min
    An Integrative Approach to Hypertension with Dr. Mark Houston: Rational Wellness Podcast 352

    An Integrative Approach to Hypertension with Dr. Mark Houston: Rational Wellness Podcast 352

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    Dr. Mark Houston discusses An Integrative Approach to Hypertension with Dr. Ben Weitz.
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    Podcast Highlights
    3:20  Hypertension.  What causes high blood pressure are three finite vascular responses, which are inflammation of the arteries, oxidative stress in the arteries, and immune dysfunction in the arteries. 
    4:59  Hypertension is blood pressure higher than 120 over 80 but several large cohort studies show that the risk starts at 110 over 70.  
    6:28  Untreated hypertension.  
    7:15  Proper way to measure blood pressure.
    9:58  White Coat Hypertension.  
    10:58  Genetic Factors. 
    11:50  Plasma renin activity and serum aldosterone levels help guide care for patients with hypertension.  
    13:57  Diet and Lifestyle.  There are four main diet factors that affect hypertension: 1. Low sodium--below 1.5 gms per day, 2. High potassium--at least 5 gm per day, 3. High magnesium--at least 1,000 mg per day, and 4. at least 12 servings of fruits and vegetables per day.  
    16:48  Toxins. 
    17:11  Micronutrients.  
    17:48  Exercise. 
    18:25  Endothelial dysfunction.  


    24:12  Nutrients.  
    27:32  Medications. 
                             


    Dr. Mark Houston is the director of the Hypertension Institute in Nashville, Tennessee and he is the go to expert on cardiovascular disease in the Functional Medicine world. Dr. Houston is tripled board certified in hypertension as an American Society of Hypertension (ASH) specialist and Fellow of the American Society of Hypertension (FASH), Internal Medicine (ABIM) and Anti-aging medicine (ABAARM). Dr. Houston teaches doctors around the world about cardiovascular medicine as part of the A4M programs.  Dr. Houston is also a very prolific author, having written many books, the latest two being  Precision and Personalized Integrative Cardiovascular Medicine and Controlling High Blood Pressure through Nutrition, Nutritional Supplements, Lifestyle, and Drugs.  Dr. Houston's web site is HypertensionInstitute.com.
    Dr. Ben Weitz is available for Functional Nutrition consultations specializing in Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders like IBS/SIBO and Reflux and also Cardiometabolic Risk Factors like elevated lipids, high blood sugar, and high blood pressure.  Dr. Weitz has also successfully helped many patients with managing their weight and improving their athletic performance, as well as sports chiropractic work by calling his Santa Monica office 310-395-3111.

     
     
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

Ayleen (ay) ,

Quality cutting edge wellness information

Dr. Weitz has great passion for wellness & a knowledge that is shared in every single episode with guests who are caring & devoted experts in their fields.

kakilong539 ,

OUTSTANDING!!

I just listened to a podcast with Dr Mark Pimentel from September 2021 on SIBO. Perhaps the most comprehensive and elucidating synopsis on the subject. I learned a lot in this one podcast. Thank you so much!!!

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Dr. Weitz, host of the podcast, highlights all aspects of nutrition 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!

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