Brought to you by Physicians for Ancestral health and hosted by Drs. Tommy Wood and Josh Turknett, the Physicians for Ancestral Health podcast is devoted to exploring how we can integrate ancestral health principles into modern medical care to sustain health and wellness and prevent and treat chronic disease.
Practicing On Your Own Terms: Interview with Dr. Rick Henriksen
Dr. Rick Henriksen, MD, is a board-certified family physician based in his hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah. He was the first President of Physicians for Ancestral Health (PAH), and recently founded Kestrel Wellness, which uses a Direct Primary Care model of service delivery.
Over the past decade Rick has been using Integrative Medicine and Ancestral Health principles to help his patients uncover the root cause of their symptoms and improve their long-term health.
In this podcast Drs. Tommy Wood, MD and Josh Turknett, MD interview Rick about how his recent transition outside of the conventional managed care system, utilizing a progressive health care business model.
They discuss the benefits and adaptations involved with being a solo practitioner, unconventional ways to find clients, and the software and apps he uses to track progress and keep clients engaged.
Here's the outline of this interview with Dr. Rick Henriksen:
[00:00:51] The founding of PAH.
[00:03:11] CrossFit, Paleo.
[00:03:56] Paleo f(x).
[00:06:57] Book: Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes.
[00:07:07] Book: The Paleo Diet for Athletes: The Ancient Nutritional Formula for Peak Athletic Performance, by Loren Cordain.
[00:10:18] Educating colleagues.
[00:12:35] New care model.
[00:13:33] Current healthcare system: a set of backward incentives.
[00:14:29] Direct Primary Care.
[00:17:55] HIPAA-compliant app: Spruce.
[00:19:23] Risk of physician burnout.
[00:21:57] Giving out eggs; Utah Natural Meats and Dairy.
[00:23:28] Chris Kresser.
[00:24:23] Tool kit for behavior change.
[00:24:50] Motivational Interviewing.
[00:25:31] Book: The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too), by Gretchen Rubin.
[00:27:52] Tracking progress over time; Nudge coaching software.
[00:28:53] Kanban boards; Trello.
[00:31:50] Evomed; finding support from colleagues.
[00:35:42] Resources for tough cases.
[00:36:49] Institute for Functional Medicine.
[00:37:05] UpToDate software.
[00:39:32] Kestrel: Wellness Together.
[00:40:12] Stages of change model (diagram).
[00:41:53] Direct Primary Care payment model.
[00:43:33] Health systems strengthening (HSS); transitional plans.
[00:43:45] Healthcare share coops; Liberty HealthShare; Sedera Health.
[00:47:21] Find Rick: Twitter; Instagram, Facebook, Kestrel Wellness; email.
From Migraine Miracles to Molding Musical Minds: Interview with Josh Turknett, MD
In this episode, Dr. Tommy Wood interviews fellow PAH co-host, Dr. Josh Turknett. Josh is a Board Certified Neurologist, musician, and former migraine sufferer. He is the author of The Migraine Miracle, which outlines his method for preventing migraines using ancestral health principles. He is also the founder of Brainjo, the first music instruction method aimed at the adult learner and based on the science of learning and neuroplasticity.
In this episode Josh talks with Tommy about his struggle with migraines and the 3-pillar process he developed to treat them. Josh explains how the current medications given to migraine sufferers offer momentary relief but actually increase the likelihood of future migraines. They also discuss the Brainjo method for learning to play an instrument by maximizing the brain’s capacity for growth and change.
RELATED LINKS: jturk.net The Migraine Miracle book and website The Laws of Brainjo: The Art & Science of Effective Practice The Optimal Brain Here's the outline of this interview with Dr. Josh Turknett [00:00:18] Podcast: From Neonatal Neurobiology to Elite Performance Coaching: Interview with Dr. Tommy Wood.
[00:00:28] Physicians for Ancestral Health Podcast Episode 1: Introducing the Physicians for Ancestral Health Podcast.
[00:01:55] Book: Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health, by Gary Taubes.
[00:04:02] Book: The Migraine Miracle: A Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, Ancestral Diet to Reduce Inflammation and Relieve Your Headaches for Good, by Josh Turknett.
[00:04:15] Online Communities: Dr. T’s Migraine Miracle Group (Facebook) and Migrai-Neverland.
[00:06:28] Talk: How to Win at Angry Birds: Moving Towards a More Efficient Practice Model, Josh Turknett, MD.
[00:14:47] Talk: Migraine as the Hypothalamic Distress Signal - Josh Turknett, M.D. (AHS14).
[00:18:20] Pitfalls of standard migraine treatment.
[00:21:24] Three pillars to migraine protection.
[00:22:25] Sleep, stress, physical activity.
[00:23:40] Ketogenic diet to accelerate recovery.
[00:25:37] Long term cognitive health.
[00:27:25] Creative outlets and social connection.
[00:35:56] Book: Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, by David Eagleman.
[00:38:00] Building cognitive networks that let you play by ear.
[00:39:32] Placebo effect.
[00:42:00] NBT Podcasts on mindset: Why We Self-Sabotage (And What to Do Instead), with Simon Marshall, PhD; How to Think Yourself Younger, Healthier, and Faster, with Ellen Langer, PhD; Rethinking Positive Thinking, with Gabriele Oettingen, PhD.
[00:47:51] Acupuncture studies: Carlos Lopes-Júnior, Luís, et al. "Effectiveness of traditional Chinese acupuncture versus Sham acupuncture: a systematic review." Revista latino-americana de enfermagem 24 (2016).
[00:49:11] Ways for physicians to reach a wider audience.
[00:49:23] 3 online communities.
[00:51:10] Always be creating.
[00:53:00] Sunk cost fallacy.
From Neonatal Neurobiology to Elite Performance Coaching: Interview with Dr. Tommy Wood
In this episode of the Physicians for Ancestral Health Podcast, hear PAH President Dr. Tommy Wood's remarkable scientific journey from biochemistry to neonatal neurobiology to elite performance coaching, along with his thoughts on the future of PAH and the ancestral health movement.
Learn more at ancestraldoctors.org/podcast
Introducing the Physicians for Ancestral Health Podcast
In this inaugural episode of the Physicians for Ancestral Health Podcast, your hosts Dr. Tommy Wood and Dr. Josh Turknett discuss why our organization exists, how modern medicine is increasingly misaligned with the health care needs of the population, and the ways in which we hope to influence the future of medicine for the better.
Learn more at ancestraldoctors.org/podcast
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