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Positive Health Podcast is an interview series for health professionals and features leading clinicians, scientists and health advocates in integrative, functional and nutritional medicine. We share what various experts are pioneering in their respective fields, and empower you the latest science and clinical insights. The podcast is hosted by Benjamin Brown, ND.
 
Health Empowerment was a Radio Show featuring Natural Health Expert, Croft Woodruff and co-host Peter Schaad. Health Empowerment News is a new show following in the spirit of the old radio show. It can found foods are NOT Drugs.com Learn about your natural health options, meet the industry experts, and uncover the politics of health. Croft Woodruff, PHD Croft Woodruff is literally a walking enclycopedia of natural health. Croft is former president of the Canadian Health Food Association, pas ...
 
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When one experiences symptoms of anaphylaxis like hives, itching or worse, if there is no known cause, it is considered "idiopathic anaphylaxis". This response from the immune system is not completely rare, check out this short episode to find out more. As always, sharing is caring. Please share with anyone you feel might benefit from this informat…
 
There are many reasons as to why people, women, experience poor sleep. But hormonal changes as we move through life may play a part. That does not mean you are doomed, it just means you need to learn about your body and how to support it. Learn more in this episode, including tools you can implement immediately. As always, please share with anyone …
 
Vitex is one of my favorite herbs/tools to use with my clients for supporting the menstrual cycle, PMS and hormones. It is very effective and has been used for centuries. But there are some do's and don'ts we want to be aware of when taking Vitex. Check out what they are in this podcast episode.As always, sharing is caring. Please share with anyone…
 
Dr. Satchidananda (Satchin) Panda is a professor in the Regulatory Biology Laboratory at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. His work focuses on chronobiology, the study of the day-night cycles that drive the multifaceted activities of the human body, using genetic, genomic, and biochemical approaches. He is an expert on circadian rhythms an…
 
Do you get heavy periods? Are you sick of them? In this episode we look at what could be causing your heavy periods and what you can do about them. Its estimated that 50-70% of women experience heavy periods and menstruation issues. So you are not alone and there is hope!PS you may here the noise of a fan in the background and my cognitive performa…
 
Not many women know that the time of the month or where they are on their cycle plays a part on in how effiiently they burn or store fat! The first half of your cycle may see you gain more fat and the second half, bur more fat. Take a listen to this episode from 2 years ago. Its so good, I had to share it again. ;)Feel free to share!!…
 
Dr. Michael Snyder is the director for the Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine at Stanford and a pioneer and advocate of "deep profiling." Deep profiling seeks to apply intelligent analysis to large data sets to yield specialized clinical insight, ranging from common consumer-grade wearables like Apple Watches to whole-body MRI, continuou…
 
Diverticulosis is the precence of pockets or pouches in the intestinal wall, its super common and when not addressed properly with good nutrition and lifestyle practices, it can evolve into diverticulitis. Diverticulitis can lead to severe outcomes. Check out this podcast episode to learn more. As always, please share with anoyone you feel might be…
 
Restless leg syndrome, or RLS, is a neurological disorder. RLS is also known as Willis-Ekbom disease, and is more common than you would think. This issues causes tingling, numbness, and unpleasant sensations in the legs, along with a powerful urge to move them. Take a listen to this weeks podcast episode to learn more.As always, please share with a…
 
Probably the hardest habit for people to break, but if you are after good strong health and the body you desire, eating late in the day is one of the most important things you should NOT do. And heres why... in this episode. Its not too long, like 22 minutes, so check it out. :)Please share with anyone you feel may benefit from this information. Sh…
 
This topic has been really popular over that last few days with people showing a lot of interest in the benefits of body brushing and how to do it. So I hope you all find this episode informational and enlightening. We look at what is body brushing, the benefits, how it can help with changing body composition, what types of brushes to use and more.…
 
Over the last decade, the incidence of inflammatory bowel (IBD) and other inflammatory diseases, have increased worldwide. Symptoms of IBD are often painful and include diarrhea, bloating, bleeding ulcers and thus anemia.Elimination diets, such as the Specific Carbohydrate Diet(SCD), have gained traction as potential treatments for IBD and other in…
 
In this weeks podcast episode we look at what the Low FODMAP diet is, who may benefit from it and how to implement the diet into your lifestyle. This question has popped up a few times over the last few week, so hopefully you all find it helpful. As always, please share with anyone you feel would benefit from this information. Sharing is caring.…
 
In this fatty liver part 2 episode, we look at treatment and how to address fatty liver disease. If you haven't listened to part 1, you really should, before this episode. And get ready to take notes! Please let me know if you have any further question on this topic. You can reach out to me at www.chemainesmodelhealth.com and please share with anyo…
 
Everything you need to know about fatty liver or hepatic steatosis, will be covered in this podcast episode and the next. Fatty liver diagnoses are becoming more common, and even if you don't have liver issues, you will still find these episodes helpful... because you need to liver to last your lifetime.As always, please share with anyone you feel …
 
Many people have not heard of Colostrum, let alone heard of it being used as a healing or medicinal tool. But for some people, this food can been an amazing addition to their health/healing journey. There is lots of research around colostrum, especially for immune support and gut health. Check out this podcast episode to find out more!As always, pl…
 
This episode is one of the longest I have done in a while but I promise you, you will learn A LOT in here. We look at some of the common complaints around adrenal fatigue/dysfunction, what causes each, how to start addressing adrenal issues and what supplements can be helpful. As always, please share with anyone you feel may benefit from this infor…
 
Dr. Roger Seheult is the co-creator of MedCram Videos. In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, MedCram emerged as a beacon of insight, providing continuing coverage and perspectives in an environment almost defined by information scarcity. What particularly excited me about the unique opportunity of this interview is that apart from Dr. Seheult…
 
Are you feeling constantly stressed, exhausted, anxious or weepy? Do you have issues losing weight and feel like your gaining weight around your belly? You may be in a state of adrenal fatigue or burn out. In this episode we look at adrenal issues, symptoms and phases. This is a 2 part series. So, make sure you listen to this in advance of part 2. …
 
With this years week and day of love upon us (February is heart awareness month too), I wanted to look at the importance of love and how it impacts our body and brain. I hope you really enjoy this episode and have so much love enter your life this weekend, and year!As always, please share with anyone you feel would benefit from this information. Sh…
 
What happens when you don't eat? There are many reasons why some one may not be eating enough or is undereating. It can be intentional, like with fasting . Or unintentional, where they genuinely forget. Regardless there are many negative side effects of not eating, and I believe awareness around this is very important. I hope you really enjoy this …
 
In this weeks podcast episode we are looking at BV or Bacterial Vaginosis. What causes it, potential risk factors, how we treat it both through conventional medicine and natural. The information in this episode is also helpful for those who suffer from SIBO and yeast infections. Enjoy and please let me know if you have any questions, And as always,…
 
In this first podcast episode of the new year, we are looking at the different distinctions between a weight loss seeker versus a fat loss seeker. This episode is the perfect way to prepare yourself for measuring and monitoring your progress, towards your goals this year.This is a short episode at 16 minutes and I think you will find it very helpfu…
 
I wanted to do a fun but educational podcast episode for the end of the year, and what a year it has been! Many of you know that I love all things chocolate, including chocolate wine, so I wanted us to take a look at chocolates background, where it originated from and some of the history surrounding it. I really hope you enjoy this episode, as much…
 
Consistent patterns of age-based alterations in DNA methylation can be harnessed to estimate age, serving as a sort of "clock," the premise of which is truly remarkable: Predict a person's age (or even lifespan), based on chemical modifications to their DNA that reflect the biological life history of the organism. Dr. Steve Horvath has analyzed lar…
 
Over the years I have done several podcast episode to help you survive, manage and navigate your way through the holidays, while keeping your health and body goals at the forefront of your mind. They are great episodes but this episode is focused on what I am recommending to my loved ones and clients "this year." Straight to the point tips and to d…
 
Cortisol... you have heard the word thrown around, you know its something to do with stress, you think its bad but your not totally sure... well this podcast episode aims to help you understand cortisol, the good and the bad. Hopefully helping you create awareness and mindfulness around different stress triggers and this hormone. Please share with …
 
In this special two-hour Q&A episode with Dr. Jed Fahey, a world-leading expert on the science of chemoprotection and, in particular, sulforaphane, we discuss many of the listener-submitted questions from the hundreds of live event participants. Get the full timeline and show notes. Listen to learn Dr. Fahey's thoughts on… 00:07:19 - The minimum da…
 
This weeks episode is short and sweet. Does getting cold when fasting mean your thyroid or metabolism has slowed down? I know its a question on a lot of peoples minds, so I hope it answers your curiosity and you enjoy it. As always, please share with anyone you feel may benefit from this information. Sharing is caring! Help me, to help you, to help…
 
This weeks topic was requested by two clients. Its a reasonably large topic, so I wont be able to do it justice on a short podcast like this, but I should be able to give you the gist of it. We look at what pancreatitis is, symptoms, causes and how to treat. I also touch on testing at the end of the episode.*Pancreatitis is an inflammatory issue, t…
 
The cholesterol you eat has little to no impact on your blood cholesterol. This is something most people don't understand, so then when they get a high cholesterol diagnosis, they immediately remove cholesterol containing foods from their diet and this can make things worse. Check out this episode to find out more. As always, please share with anyo…
 
This topic was requested by several of my clients, and even if you feel it is not relevant to you, it is. In this episode we look at what cholesterol is, how it effects our health, what cause high cholesterol and what 'Triglycerides' are. Cholesterol itself isn't bad. Your body needs some cholesterol to make health cell membranes, hormones, vitamin…
 
Giselle Petzinger, MD, an associate professor of Neurology at the University of Southern California and today’s guest, studies the extensive effects of how different types of exercise, in particular skill-based exercise, can affect the clinical outcome for people with Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Petzinger's work focuses on understanding how to promote…
 
I wanted to cover this topic this week to share my recent experience with dehydration and highlight some symptoms that you may be experiencing, but haven't connected to dehydration like, stubborn fat loss, aches and pains in your joint, irritability and fatigue. I hope you find this episode super enlightening because increasing your water/fluid may…
 
Endometriosis is a painful condition, in which endometrial tissue, similar to the tissue that forms the lining of your uterus, grows outside of your uterine cavity. Becoming more and more common, endometriosis can make day to day life a nightmare but it doesn't have to be that way... there is a way to reverse this condition. Find out more in this w…
 
This one of my favorite episodes so far, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did recording it. You may or may not have heard of SIRTfoods before and the SIRTfood diet... its a super interesting and exciting area of nutrition and health. Where we can use specific foods to potentially signal genes, in order to get preferred activity from them. We learn …
 
Get a sample of our new premium member's content, known as Aliquots, by listening to this in-depth Q&A mashup on Fasting. What's an aliquot, you may ask? Aliquots are special, curated segments prepared and distributed to premium members via the premium members podcast feed. This collection of clips covers a range of topics related to fasting, inclu…
 
Get a sample of our new premium member's content, known as Aliquots, by listening to this in-depth Q&A mashup on Sauna use. What's an aliquot, you may ask? Aliquots are special, curated segments prepared and distributed to premium members via the premium members podcast feed. This collection of clips covers some of the many health benefits associat…
 
Get a sample of our new premium member's content, known as Aliquots, by listening to this in-depth Q&A mashup on pregnancy and child development. What's an aliquot, you may ask? Aliquots are special, curated segments prepared and distributed to premium members via the premium members podcast feed. This particular collection of segments covers every…
 
This episode aims to be the most comprehensive compendium on the biology of breast milk ever recorded. Looking at the converging clinical and animal evidence of the impact of breast milk paints a complex and beautiful mosaic of developmentally supportive effects that range from allowing the mother to act as a “compensatory” immune system to possibl…
 
Ciara Wright, PhD is Director of the Glenville Clinic, Dublin, Ireland and specialises in male and female fertility and women’s hormonal balance. Ciara has a special interest in immune-related subfertility which can result in difficulty conceiving or recurrent miscarriage. She has a PhD in molecular biology from the Institute of Immunology at the N…
 
In this podcast episode I explain what I would do if I had estrogen dominance - how would I undo it, where would I start, what foods and supplements would I use. Check it out and reach out to me if you need any further help! And please please share with anyone you feel this information may help. Help me, help you, to help others!xo…
 
A client asked me last week if I could explain to her why I promote apples so much and why specifically green apples. Hopefully this episode answers her question fully and encourages you to have an apple a day to keep the doctor away!Please help me, help you, help others by sharing these episodes, you never know who's life you might be making a dif…
 
In this podcast episode we are learning about the Elemental diet and the 'Homemade Semi-Elemental diet' that I use with my clients to support gastric healing and gut repair. This is a great episode for anyone suffering with gut issues including inflammation of the intestines and esophagus, IBS, bloating, diarrhea and SIBO. Please help spread the wo…
 
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