I am just back from the environmental medicine 2013 update convention in Arizona. The topic of this year’s conference was “Environmental impact on fertility, pregnancy, birth outcomes, children’s health and epigenetic generational health effects”.
The lectures were outstanding from a group of doctors. I feel that it is essential that women do a program that allows for preconception optimization. As I’ve mentioned before, I do this in my practice on a regular basis with my patients who want to get pregnant, and encourage you and your friends to find a doctor who does this before you conceive.
I go on to talk about an article from the BBC about toxic chemicals that could be causing the Pandemic of brain disorders that we are seeing.
I also refer my listeners to the Foresight website which is based in England about preconception preparation.
I then review a study showing that people who have Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts do much worse with a low vitamin D level.
I then talk also about the article on the importance of taking coenzyme Q 10 when taking Staten drugs which you can find here. This is amazing that it is finally being published in the main medical journals. Integrative medicine doctors have been prescribing coenzyme Q-10 for 20 years to statin users.
I reference an article that was just published in the very prominent Journal of the American College of Cardiology that finds yoga to be a safe effective treatment for patients with atrial fibrillation. If you have family or friends with this condition please show them this article.
I also reference the Collaborative on Health and the Environment – an excellent website on the role of the environment in our health.
The YouTube video I mentioned about the Fake Obesity Experts which is most informative can be found at this link.
We then move forward with part two of my interview with Dr. Tom O’Bryan on gluten sensitivity. We start out with questions about the laboratory results and move on to some very important information.
There are 19,000 studies in the medical literature about how gluten affects the body. Dr. O Bryan points out that everything from infertility to Ménière’s disease and children with drug-resistant epilepsy can be caused by gluten sensitivity that is unrecognized.
Dr. O’ Bryan points out, as I do to my patients, that you don’t have to get rid of the doctor you’re currently using but you bring a Functional Medicine practitioner on board to help get to some of the underlying causes of your health problems.
We then talk about Standard Mortality Ratio and the data for people that recognize they have a gluten sensitivity versus people that may not.
Dr. O’ Bryan reminds us that it’s eight times more likely that a gluten sensitivity will manifest outside of the gut than in the gut.
In the last part of the podcast answer questions from my listeners on acne, eczema, vitamin D and pregnancy, and osteoarthritis. If you have friends with any of these conditions I encourage you to let them take a listen to my podcast.
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Wishing you all the very best in health.