51. Toxic Metals, Your Hidden Health Hazard
Toxic metals, sometimes called heavy metals, include mercury, arsenic, lead, cadmium, and other metals that are naturally occurring in the earth’s crust. They’ve been used by humans for thousands of years and are the oldest toxins known. Metal toxicity—especially from heavy metals like mercury, cadmium, arsenic, and lead–affects all organ systems and can result in wide-ranging and nonspecific symptoms; however, the central nervous system (CNS) is especially susceptible to damage from metals. But they don’t just affect your central nervous system. Toxic metals are systemic toxins that in high enough amounts damage your kidneys, blood, brain, bones, and other organs.
Key Takeaways To Tune In For
- [00:45] Metal toxicity causes mysterious symptoms
- [01:30] Toxic metals are everywhere but invisible
- [04:35] How toxic metals harm our bodies
- [06:30] The importance of asking your doctor to assess you for toxic metal exposure
- [07:00] Symptoms of toxic metal poisoning
- [08:15] Mercury is one of the most common toxins
- [10:45] What to do if you have mercury amalgam fillings
- [12:06] Foods that have high levels of mercury
- [13:50] How lead damages your body
- [18:03] Flint Michigan’s water crisis
- [18:37] Foods that contain Arsenic
- [19:28] How Arsenic toxicity affects the body
- [21:55] Toxic metals are even in some dietary supplements
- [25:31] Test that can be done for metal toxicity
- [29:05] Tips to naturally eliminate metals from your body
Resources talked about in this episode
- Blog mentioned – Why Toxic Metals May Be Your Issue
- Blog mentioned – When it Comes to Dietary Supplements, it’s Buyer Beware
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52. Conquering LGBTQ Challenges in Healthcare with Dr. Carey Candrian
Relationships are determined by our preconceived notions, our prejudices, and the words we use to communicate. Often the difference between excellent and horrible care, and even whether it’s safe, comes down to how doctors and patients view and talk to each other. As is often the case, challenges in communication are greatest when the two people come from different backgrounds or when their life experiences are so different that it’s challenging for the healthcare provider to empathize. This is the case in the LGBTQ community, which is not well represented in medicine or medical education. Carey Candrian, PhD discusses how this plays out in the clinic, especially when it comes to the LGBTQ community and end of life care, and what you can do to make sure you’re getting the best possible care no matter the community with which you identify.
53. Stress and Adrenal Health with Dr. Doni Wilson
This past year people’s stress has been off the charts, with devastating consequences: insomnia, decreased immunity, infertility, irritability, emotional eating, weight gain, and depression. Dr. Doni Wilson is a naturopathic doctor, certified professional midwife, and certified nutrition specialist believes it is possible to be healthy, even when we’re stressed. In the process of solving her own problem of suffering from migraines for 25 years, Dr. Doni developed her Stress Recovery Protocol™ which identifies how stress uniquely affects each individual and then uses epigenetics to reoptimize health. Her unique approach helps patients reverse challenging health conditions including fatigue, anxiety, autoimmunity, fertility and recurrent miscarriages, insomnia, as well as HPV infections, and abnormal pap smears.
54. Top Reasons People are Hospitalized from COVID-19
A Tufts University Study has clarified that 66% of all COVID-19 hospitalizations are due to just four underlying medical conditions. And all of them are the result of long-term poor diet and lifestyle choices. Today I talk about those four conditions, the four things you can do to stop and start reversing them to reduce your risk.