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Are you on the path to optimal health and looking for the latest breakthroughs in longevity and functional medicine? After her own struggle with an autoimmune thyroid condition, Dr. Amy Myers has made it her life’s mission to expose the flaws of conventional medicine and help others avoid the pain that she endured. More than a Functional Medicine doctor, Dr. Amy Myers is a two-time New York Times bestselling author, wife, mother, and visionary founder and CEO behind the influential e-commerce wellness brand, Amy Myers MD®. Through this brand, and with a clear vision of creating a path to optimal health and wellness for all, Dr. Amy Myers is here to change the future of medicine and empower others to Take Back Their Health. This show will be a mix of solo episodes and conversations with world renowned leading experts on the topics of functional medicine, autoimmunity, gut health and empowering people to get to the root of their issues and offer solutions so they can thrive.

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Take Back Your Health Amy Myers, MD

    • Health & Fitness
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Are you on the path to optimal health and looking for the latest breakthroughs in longevity and functional medicine? After her own struggle with an autoimmune thyroid condition, Dr. Amy Myers has made it her life’s mission to expose the flaws of conventional medicine and help others avoid the pain that she endured. More than a Functional Medicine doctor, Dr. Amy Myers is a two-time New York Times bestselling author, wife, mother, and visionary founder and CEO behind the influential e-commerce wellness brand, Amy Myers MD®. Through this brand, and with a clear vision of creating a path to optimal health and wellness for all, Dr. Amy Myers is here to change the future of medicine and empower others to Take Back Their Health. This show will be a mix of solo episodes and conversations with world renowned leading experts on the topics of functional medicine, autoimmunity, gut health and empowering people to get to the root of their issues and offer solutions so they can thrive.

This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

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    13. The Smart Woman's Guide to Breast Cancer (with Jenn Simmons, MD)

    13. The Smart Woman's Guide to Breast Cancer (with Jenn Simmons, MD)

    13. The Smart Woman's Guide to Breast Cancer (with Jenn Simmons, MD)
    This week I welcomed Jenn Simmons, MD on my show to talk about breast health. Drawing from her extensive experience as an integrative oncologist, breast surgeon, and founder of PerfeQTion Imaging, Dr. Jenn shares insights from her new book, The Smart Woman’s Guide to Breast Cancer, which was released earlier this month.
    Join us as we explore the importance of addressing root causes of cancer, the role of nutrition and lifestyle choices in breast health, and the revolutionary technology behind PerfeQTion Imaging, which promises to redefine breast cancer screening. Dr. Jenn shares empathetic and practical advice for navigating a breast cancer diagnosis, emphasizing the significance of creating a healing environment through diet, lifestyle changes, and toxin avoidance.
    Dr. Jenn Simmons started her professional career as Philadelphia's first fellowship-trained breast surgeon and spent 17 years as Philadelphia's top breast surgeon. Her own illness led her to discover functional medicine. So enamored with the concept of creating health rather than killing disease, she left traditional medicine in 2019 and founded Real Health MD to help women along their breast cancer journey truly heal.
    Tune in to hear Dr. Jenn share her passion for transforming breast cancer care, honoring the memory of her cousin Linda Creed, and advocating for a holistic approach to breast health. Whether you’re a survivor, a caregiver, or simply seeking to prioritize your well-being, together we share invaluable insights and inspiration for embracing a proactive approach to breast health.

    00:00 Understanding Breast Cancer: A New Perspective
    00:41 Meet Dr. Jenn Simmons: From Traditional to Functional Medicine
    01:47 The Personal Journey of Dr. Simmons
    05:29 The Shift to Functional Medicine and Its Impact
    08:45 Exploring the Real Causes of Breast Cancer
    18:37 The Controversy of Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis
    21:23 Breaking Down Breast Cancer Types and Misconceptions
    31:12 The Debate on Breast Cancer Screening Methods
    41:54 Exploring Alternative Breast Cancer Screening Methods
    44:20 The Revolutionary QT Imaging for Breast Cancer
    46:16 Empowering Self-Examination and Screening Choices
    50:56 Navigating Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Options
    51:16 The Role of Diet and Lifestyle in Breast Cancer Recovery
    01:01:07 Integrating Conventional and Functional Medicine Approaches
    01:11:43 The Future of Cancer Treatment and the Importance of Hormone Replacement
    01:16:26 Final Thoughts: Taking Control of Your Health

    Connect with Amy Myers, MD
    Website: https://www.amymyersmd.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dramymyers
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@AmyMyersMD/featured
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    Connect with Jenn Simmons, MD
    Website: www.realhealthmd.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drjennsimmons/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrJennSimmons

    • 1 hr 16 min
    12. Healthy Kids, Happy Kids (with Elisa Song, MD)

    12. Healthy Kids, Happy Kids (with Elisa Song, MD)

    This week I welcomed Elisa Song, MD on my show to talk about the key to raising resilient kids from the inside out, which is the subject of her new book, Healthy Kids, Happy Kids: An Integrative Pediatrician's Guide to Whole Child Resilience. Dr. Song is a leading expert in pediatric integrative and functional medicine, and through her extensive research and more than 25 years of clinical experience, she highlights the pivotal role of the gut microbiome in shaping lifelong wellness. 
    Join us as we explore practical steps to optimize your child’s microbiome, educate and empower them to make healthy choices, and address the root causes of chronic health concerns. Dr. Song's approach bridges the gap between conventional and holistic pediatrics, providing parents with a thoughtful and comprehensive roadmap to navigate the complexities of modern parenting.
    From nurturing gut health to embracing natural therapies, Dr. Song equips parents (and kids!) with the tools they need to raise healthy, happy kids. Dr. Elisa Song, MD is a Stanford-, NYU-, UCSF-trained integrative pediatrician, pediatric functional medicine expert, and mom to 2 thriving children - and she is on a mission to revolutionize the future of children’s health. In her integrative pediatric practice, she’s helped 1000s of kids get to the root causes of their health concerns and empowered parents to help their children thrive.
    Tune in as Dr. Song shares the power of building microbiome magic in the next generation. Her book, Healthy Kids, Happy Kids: An Integrative Pediatrician's Guide to Whole Child Resilience, will be released tomorrow, May 14th, everywhere books are sold.

    00:00 Unlocking Microbiome Magic for Kids
    01:07 Meet Dr. Elisa Song: A Pioneer in Pediatric Wellness
    02:56 Dr. Song's Journey into Holistic Pediatric Medicine
    10:38 Building Whole Child Resilience Through Gut Health
    16:46 Navigating the Challenges of Modern Diets and Restoring Gut Health
    22:03 Empowering Parents and Kids Against Microbiome Disruptors
    32:35 The Hidden Dangers of PFAS in Vegetables
    32:54 Boosting Detoxification Through Diet
    33:29 The Power of Fiber and the Microbiome
    33:59 Vagus Nerve: The Superhighway of Health
    35:38 Heart Rate Variability: A Window into Vagal Tone
    36:53 Practical Tips for Engaging the Vagus Nerve
    37:37 Exploring Technological Aids for Health Monitoring
    42:06 The Importance of Early Health Interventions in Children
    43:25 Optimizing the Microbiome for Future Health
    54:40 Navigating the World of Antibiotics with Awareness
    59:17 Three Simple Steps to Take Back Your Health

    • 1 hr 2 min
    11. Unlocking Longevity and Living Vibrantly (with Frank Lipman, MD)

    11. Unlocking Longevity and Living Vibrantly (with Frank Lipman, MD)

    This week I welcomed Frank Lipman, MD on my show to discuss lasting health and longevity. 
    Beyond the idea of extending lifespan, Dr. Lipman is passionate about promoting healthspan and emotional wellbeing. Emphasizing the importance of diet, sleep, exercise, and positive relationships, Dr. Lipman shares his journey from traditional to integrative medicine, starting in South Africa and transitioning to the U.S., where he began incorporating holistic practices into his treatment methods. 

    Together we cover the significance of hormonal balance, the role of peptides and selective medication in longevity, and the paramount importance of lifestyle choices over supplements or advanced medical interventions for aging effectively. Dr. Lipman stresses the undeniable link between gut health and aging, advocating for minimalistic interventions that prioritize the body's natural rhythms and functions. He also shares specific recommendations on types of movement practices that are foundational to leading full and active lives while aging. 

    For Dr. Lipman, health is more than just the absence of disease: it is a total state of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social wellbeing. A New York Times best-selling author of seven books, Dr. Lipman has been practicing medicine for more than forty years and is a widely recognized trailblazer and leader in functional and integrative medicine. Over the years, he has supported more than ten thousand patients to discover their personal path to a long and healthy life.

    Tune in as we explore ways of living vibrantly that are truly accessible to everyone as we encourage listeners to journey inwards to promote your emotional wellbeing and thrive.   


    00:00 Unlocking the Secrets to Aging Well: The Basics Beyond Biohacking
    00:59 Meet Dr. Frank Lipman: A Pioneer in Functional and Integrative Medicine
    03:33 A Personal Journey: From South Africa to Integrative Medicine in the USA
    11:06 Exploring Longevity Medicine: Beyond Functional Medicine
    25:00 The Power of Peptides and Personalized Medicine in Longevity
    33:55 Exploring the World of Anti-Aging Drugs and Supplements
    34:49 The Fascinating Potential of Viagra for Health Benefits
    36:22 Diving Into the Latest in Anti-Aging Research and Education
    40:48 The Importance of Exercise in Aging Well
    44:10 Unlocking the Secrets of Sleep for Longevity
    51:34 Navigating the Complexities of the Microbiome and Longevity
    56:01 Practical Advice for Achieving Longevity
    59:17 Final Thoughts: Top Recommendations for a Healthier Life

    Connect with Amy Myers, MD
    Website: https://www.amymyersmd.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dramymyers
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@AmyMyersMD/featured
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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmyMyersMD
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    Connect with Dr. Frank Lipman, MD
    Website: https://www.drfranklipman.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/franklipmanmd/
    https://www.facebook.com/DrFrankLipman

    • 1 hr 2 min
    10. The Power of Mitochondria in Health and Medicine (with Todd LePine, MD)

    10. The Power of Mitochondria in Health and Medicine (with Todd LePine, MD)

    This week I welcomed Todd LePine, MD to my show to talk about the critical role of mitochondria, the cell's powerhouse, impacting virtually all bodily functions from movement to brain activity. Beginning with an overview of what mitochondria is and its importance, Dr. LePine looks ahead to share the potential of mitochondrial medicine in shaping the landscape of future healthcare.

    Dr. Lepine, a veteran in functional and integrative medicine, shares the surprising story that led him to his medical practice (that includes the famous Norman Rockwell painting, “Before the Shot”). Our conversation spans the importance of lifestyle choices, dietary habits, stress management, and environmental factors on mitochondrial health. We discuss strategies like intermittent fasting, high-intensity interval training, and exposure to natural light as opportunities to enhance mitochondrial function. Dr. LePine also shares an overview of things to avoid to preserve mitochondrial integrity and underscores the importance of connecting with nature for overall well-being. 

    Dr. LePine graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. Additionally, he has advanced clinical training through the Institute for Functional Medicine and is a certified Functional Medicine physician. The focus of his practice is to help patients achieve optimal health by restoring balance to nutritional biochemistry in the body and to teach patients how to adopt healthy lifestyle habits.

    Tune as we discuss the profound interconnectedness between mitochondrial health and our broader quality of life, including encouragement to build a strong community, find a movement practice you enjoy, and spend more time in nature.

    00:00 The Power of Mitochondria: An Introduction
    00:24 A Journey into Functional Medicine with Dr. Todd LePine
    07:20 The Evolution and Importance of Mitochondria
    12:31 Mitochondrial Health: From Diet to Biohacking
    23:21 Revitalizing Your Mitochondria: Practical Tips and Techniques
    27:37 Exploring Red Light Therapy and Its Benefits
    28:28 The Power of Polyphenols in Your Diet
    29:40 Supplements for Mitochondrial Support: From Urolithin A to PQQ
    32:16 Mitochondrial Testing: Understanding Your Body's Powerhouses
    36:35 Environmental and Lifestyle Factors Affecting Mitochondria
    38:29 Stress Management and Its Impact on Mitochondrial Health
    44:47 Practical Tips for Enhancing Mitochondrial Health
    44:59 Expanding Social Networks for Better Health
    51:16 Concluding Thoughts on Mitochondrial Health and Wellness


    Connect with Amy Myers, MD
    Website: https://www.amymyersmd.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dramymyers
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@AmyMyersMD/featured
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    Connect with Dr. Todd LePine
    Website: https://www.drlepine.com/

    • 53 min
    9. Beating Lyme Disease and Thriving (with Dr. Darin Ingels)

    9. Beating Lyme Disease and Thriving (with Dr. Darin Ingels)

    This week, I welcomed Dr. Darin Ingels on my show to discuss all things Lyme disease, from getting a diagnosis to finding effective treatments. Dr. Ingels, himself a former Lyme patient, shares his remarkable journey of overcoming a three-year battle with the disease through a holistic approach, incorporating dietary changes, lifestyle adjustments, and natural and herbal therapies tailored to his body's needs. Though his personal experience with Lyme disease was near the origin of the disease discovery in Connecticut, he notes that Lyme has now been reported in all fifty US states. Despite the growing prevalence of Lyme disease, Dr. Ingels shares a message of hope as he has treated nearly ten thousand Lyme patients and his goal remains helping people regain their health. 

    Together, we discuss the importance of taking an innovative approach to treatment that emphasizes diet, lifestyle, and natural therapies. Dr. Ingels, with extensive experience treating Lyme patients, shares insights into the complexities of Lyme disease, including its autoimmune aspects and how it can intertwine with conditions like mold toxicity. We also share actionable health tips from Dr. Ingels aimed at individuals possibly facing Lyme disease or other chronic conditions.

    Dr. Darin Ingels is a licensed naturopathic doctor, author, international speaker, and leading authority on Lyme disease. His book, The Lyme Solution: A 5-Part Plan to Fight the Inflammatory Autoimmune Response and Beat Lyme Disease is a best seller. 

    Tune in to gain invaluable insights from Dr. Ingels on overcoming Lyme disease through holistic approaches as we delve into treatment options and offer practical ways to take back your health.

    00:00 The Alarming Reality of Lyme Disease
    00:30 Introducing Dr. Daren Ingels: A Lyme Disease Expert
    00:50 Dr. Ingels' Personal Battle and Approach to Lyme Disease
    01:40 The Evolution of Lyme Disease Understanding and Misdiagnosis
    05:40 Exploring the Complexities of Lyme Disease and Co-infections
    10:41 Challenges and Controversies in Lyme Disease Testing and Treatment
    18:17 The Intersection of Lyme Disease and COVID-19
    23:29 A Naturopathic Approach to Treating Lyme Disease
    27:23 Unlocking the Mystery of Treating Lyme Disease
    28:02 The Challenge of Diagnosing Lyme and Its Co-Infections
    28:26 Navigating Long-Term Lyme Disease Treatment
    28:52 Success Stories and the Unpredictability of Lyme Treatment
    29:47 Exploring Adjunct Treatments for Lyme Disease
    34:05 Immunotherapy: A Revolutionary Approach to Lyme and Allergies
    40:19 The Complex Interplay Between Lyme Disease and Mold Exposure
    50:22 Empowering Advice for Taking Back Your Health
    52:06 Connecting with Expert Lyme Disease Care

    Connect with Amy Myers, MD
    Website: https://www.amymyersmd.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dramymyers
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@AmyMyersMD/featured
    Newsletter: https://www.amymyersmd.com/ec/guide-to-leaky-gut
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmyMyersMD
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    Connect with Dr. Darin Ingels:
    Website: https://dariningelsnd.com/
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/dariningelsnd 
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/dariningelsnd 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drdariningels/ 

    • 54 min
    8. The Impact of Diet and Lifestyle on Neurological Diseases with Dr. David Perlmutter

    8. The Impact of Diet and Lifestyle on Neurological Diseases with Dr. David Perlmutter

    This week, I welcomed David Perlmutter, MD on my show to discuss the impact of diet and lifestyle on neurological diseases, specifically Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. In our conversation, Dr. Perlmutter, known as the empowering neurologist, shares the profound connections between diet, lifestyle, and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and metabolic conditions like diabetes and obesity. Drawing from his extensive experience, he shares fascinating insights into innovative treatments, such as utilizing glutathione injections to alleviate symptoms in Parkinson's patients, and exploring avenues to enhance mitochondrial function to combat a spectrum of neurological diseases.

    Beyond treatment modalities, our discussion extends to the importance of minimizing exposure to toxins within our living spaces. From laundry practices to water consumption and even the materials of our drinking containers, Dr. Perlmutter underscores the significance of mindful choices in our day-to-day lives. We also explore the importance of diet, exercise, and stress management as crucial strategies for disease prevention and management. 

    Dr. Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and six-time New York Times bestselling author. He serves as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals including Archives of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and The Journal of Applied Nutrition. Dr. Perlmutter’s books have been published in 32 languages and include the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar, with over 1 million copies in print.


    00:00 The Impact of Diet on Metabolic Diseases
    00:30 Introducing Dr. David Perlmutter: A Renowned Neurologist
    02:15 Exploring Parkinson's Disease: Causes and Treatments
    05:26 The Role of Glutathione in Parkinson's and Detoxification
    07:20 Historical Perspectives and Modern Understanding of Parkinson's
    08:12 The Environmental Factors Contributing to Parkinson's
    20:21 Strategies for Reducing Exposure and Enhancing Detoxification
    21:21 The Microbiome's Connection to Parkinson's and Other Root Causes
    25:20 Practical Tips for Minimizing Toxin Exposure and Boosting Detoxification
    33:54 The Power of Infrared Saunas for Detoxification
    34:38 Exploring the Link Between Toxins and Alzheimer's
    37:07 Preventive Measures and Lifestyle Changes for Alzheimer's
    38:55 The Role of Physical Activity in Reducing Alzheimer's Risk
    40:54 Innovative Treatments and the Future of Parkinson's Therapy
    46:33 Understanding Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Its Impact
    49:10 The Surprising Influence of Uric Acid on Health
    59:38 Optimizing Nitric Oxide Levels for Better Health
    01:07:14 Leveraging Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Mitochondrial Function
    01:09:01 Practical Health Tips from a Neurologist

    Connect with Amy Myers, MD
    Website: https://www.amymyersmd.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dramymyers
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@AmyMyersMD/featured
    Newsletter: https://www.amymyersmd.com/ec/guide-to-leaky-gut
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmyMyersMD
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmyMyersMD
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/amymyersmd/
    Connect with Dr. David Perlmutter
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-perlmutter-md-6a38b930/

    • 1 hr 9 min

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