The things that trigger pain and discomfort in our bodies are sometimes quite clear, and other times vague and terribly frustrating, because traumas can go as far back as childbirth and even in utero. My guest today,Dr. Barry Gillespie is the creator of Craniosacral Fascial Therapy, or CFT. CFT is a merging of both craniosacral therapy and fascial release work, and it works on the Craniosacral Fascial System, which can become tight or restricted due to past injuries and trauma. This is an emerging field, and a really fascinating one. When we are tense or experiencing discomfort, we might go and get a massage, but that may only provide temporary relief because it isn’t addressing the root cause in the fascial web. Dr. Gillespie is truly a pioneer, and his life’s work has made a profound impact on many people’s quality of life, including a lot of infants, mine included. So without any further ado, let’s get on with the show!
Sadly, we don’t have a healthcare system, we have a sick care system. Health issues have gone off the charts in the western world and much of it is preventable. Diseases like IBS, celiac disease, hypertension, diabetes, and more have underlying causes that are rampant in our society. And you’re about to learn all about it, and it may just save your life or the life of someone you love. My guest today is Dr. William Davis. Dr. Davis is a cardiologist and author of the New York Times #1 bestseller, Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health, which has recently been revised and expanded. His books have sold over 3 million copies in over 40 countries. Wheat Belly is more than a book, it’s a phenomenon, indeed a movement of health-conscious people eager for food solutions that are healthy, delicious, and empowering. Dr. Davis is one of the doctors who is speaking out against the Standard American Diet, and making a real difference--not only by calling out the problem, but by his actionable advice and the recipes he provides for people to take their health into their own hands. This is really an amazing, eye opening discussion you’re not going to want to miss, so without any further ado let’s get on with the show!
Healthcare, disease prevention and coping with viral outbreaks are concerns on everyone’s mind as we approach almost half a year of this global COVID-19 pandemic. Daniel Kraft is a Stanford & Harvard trained physician-scientist and innovator. He is the Chair of Medicine for Singularity University, and Founder and Chair of Exponential Medicine, a program that explores the convergence of technology and its potential to reshape healthcare. This is the second time Dr. Kraft been on this show. This time, we're going to go deep into everything related to the pandemic, future tech, and what we might expect in the coming months. We talk about smarter, virtualized medicine as well as medical ethics and civil rights as it pertains to an immunity passport showing that you have already had coronavirus and you are now cleared. We talk about how this virus has shined a light on the vast inequalities that exist in this country, calling out undeniable systemic issues. This really is a must-listen episode for all of us – looking toward the scientists, doctors and innovators who are the key to us getting back to any kind of normalcy in our lives. So, without any further ado, let’s get right into it.
Humans have come a long way over the last 200,000 years. But, with all the genetic and environmental factors impacting our health, including the coronavirus that’s engulfed the planet, it can feel like no matter how well we eat and how regularly we exercise, we still have relatively little control over our life expectancy. My guest today, the incredibly smart Dr. David Karow, is trying to change all that. Dr. Karow is President and Chief Innovation Officer at Human Longevity Inc. and an expert in advanced genomic analytics and magnetic resonance imaging or MRI. He and his team at HLI obtain from their client various imaging, genetic, and clinical biomarkers and then analyze this data with the help of machine learning, all in the hopes of identifying disease in the earliest possible stages when it is most treatable. You’re about to learn some fascinating stuff about the human genome, about risk assessment, about biomarkers, and about medical imaging. It’s surprising more people haven’t had their genomes sequenced. You might think you’ve had your genome sequenced because you signed up for 23andme and spit into a vial, but that’s a far cry from getting your entire genome sequenced. You’ll understand why in a little bit, when Dr Karow explains the difference between whole genome sequencing and SNPs or single nucleotide polymorphisms. If you wish you could have a clearly-drawn map to navigate your own health, or even a crystal ball, you’re in for a treat! Let’s dive right in with Dr. David Karow.
The new salutation seems to be ‘hope you're staying safe during these crazy times.’ It's trite and it's meaningless. Do not just throw around platitudes like this when so many of us are scared and lost. Instead, be a beacon of light for people. In other words, help them be smart, safe, and proactive. When connecting with someone, ask them if they have a thermometer and a pulse oximeter on hand. Make sure they know how to use it, that they're checking to see if their blood oxygen level doesn't dip below 90%. Ask them if they have two month's supply of food and water, as well as at least 30 masks and pairs of gloves. You need to educate yourself on what you need on hand and what you need to do if things go very wrong. That's why I've asked my friend Steve Good to be on the show today. Steve is one of the most in the know and prepared people in my network as far as the Coronavirus pandemic is concerned.