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Essential Medcast Archive

The Essential Medcast Podcast was created to educate listeners about topics related to chronic illness, general health, and natural beauty. Our goal is to inspire you to live your best life through understanding and seeking the latest in holistic medical diagnostics and treatments and natural skin care techniques, as well as to share cutting edge information about proper diet and lifestyle changes. We invite you to listen in and learn from some of the top pioneers in the health and beauty industries.

Podcast #35 Dr. Schaffner Answers YOUR Questions!

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Dr. Schaffner Podcast #35 Detoxification Demystified TODAY'S PODCAST Today on the podcast, Dr. Schaffner takes a deep dive and a powerful look at detoxification to answer your most pressing questions. Make sure that you follow Dr. Schaffner on Facebook to get your questions answered! You can visit her here: https://www.facebook.com/drschaffner/ Don't Miss This Information [3:06] The Real Role of Binders: Binders bind different biotoxins, environmental toxicants, and neurotoxins in the intestines. They include modified citrus peptic and charcoal. You take them either 30 minutes before a meal or an hour after a meal. They can aid in the removal of heavy metals and other toxicants. [7:08] Dental Detox - One of the Most Often Overlooked Keys to Health. With amalgam fillings, used by many dentists, one of the component metals is mercury, which is highly neurotoxic. And root canals can allow certain bacteria to grow if not monitored and treated properly. During the removal of wisdom teeth part of a bone may be missed. This bone fragment becomes dead/necrotic and serves as a home for bacteria and viruses. [13:21] What Are Mycotoxins and Lymph Drainage: There is a lymphatic system in [...]

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Podcast #34 Dr. Petra Dorfsman

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Dr. Petra Dorfsman Podcast #34 Deuterium Depletion TODAY'S PODCAST Dr. Petra Dorfsman is a board-certified naturopathic doctor of naturopathic medicine who focuses on individuals experiencing chronic health challenges. She speaks with Dr. Schaffner about deuterium and deuterium depletion - an important indicator of health that is often ignored. For more on Petra Dorfsman, visit https://www.drpetrad.com/. What You'll Be Learning About Chronic Health Challenges Deuterium Deuterium Depletion For more information  CLICK HERE Please enjoy the transcription HERE Are you struggling with chronic health challenges? Are you having difficulty making sense out of often conflicting and unclear information or advice? Are you frustrated by unrewarding  conventional strategies for your health challenges? Are you ready to move forward towards real wellness? I am here to help you. I am a board-certified naturopathic doctor of naturopathic medicine who focuses on individuals experiencing chronic health challenges. I practice functional medicine –– a distinct form of patient-centered healthcare –– which first and foremost seeks to determine the most efficient and effective paths for patient empowerment and healing. I have a deep appreciation of the importance of the interconnected nature of the body’s systems and the physiological, psychological, [...]

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Podcast #33 Andrea Nakayama

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Andrea Nakayama Podcast #33 Functional Nutrition TODAY'S PODCAST Andrea Nakayama has a special gift. She helps chronically ill people when nobody else can - literally. She consults other doctors on their own difficult cases. In addition to her own functional medicine practice, she also trains 1,000 functional medicine practitioners every year. She speaks with Dr. Schaffner about functional medicine nutrition and how you can start to take care of yourself. For more on Andrea Nakayama, visit https://fxnutrition.com/. What You'll Be Learning About Treating the Chronically Ill Training Experts Taking Care of Yourself For more information  CLICK HERE Please enjoy the transcription HERE Hello, I’m Andrea Nakayama. I’m a Functional Nutritionist, Educator and Speaker pioneering the movement to transform healthcare into a system that WORKS. I know that a functional approach is the answer to our healthcare crisis, both for individuals and for society at large. I created the Functional Nutrition Alliance as a way to provide functional solutions for patients and practitioners alike. I believe each person has the unique capability to heal and thrive. My mission is to empower people like you to reclaim ownership over your own health, no matter [...]

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Podcast #32 Carla Atherton

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Carla Atherton Podcast #32 Creating a Family Health Revolution TODAY'S PODCAST Carla Atherton is the Director of the Lotus Health Project and the Healthy Family Formula, Host of the Children’s Health Summit, Health and Nutrition Coach, Writer and Editor, Curriculum Developer, Publisher, Workshop Leader, Yoga Instructor, Health (R)evolutionary, and Children’s Health Advocate. She speaks with Carla about creating a family health revolution in your home. What You'll Be Learning About How She is Helping Children & Families How to Create a Family Health revolution in Your Home For more information  CLICK HERE Please enjoy the transcription HERE Carla Atherton is the Director of the Lotus Health Project and the Healthy Family Formula, Host of the Children’s Health Summit, Health and Nutrition Coach, Writer and Editor, Curriculum Developer, Publisher, Workshop Leader, Yoga Instructor, Health (R)evolutionary, and Children’s Health Advocate. She speaks with Carla about creating a family health revolution in your home.

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Podcast #31 Bridgit Danner, LAc, FDNP

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Bridgit Danner Podcast #31 DIY Detox TODAY'S PODCAST Bridgit Danner is a licensed Acupuncturist and certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner. She lost everything to toxic mold, and now educates and coaches woman on how to detoxify through a functional approach. Learn about toxic mold and how to effectively combat it at home. What You'll Be Learning About Toxic Mold and the Detox Summit Effective Strategies for Use at Home Microbiomes For more information  CLICK HERE Please enjoy the transcription HERE Bridgit Danner has been a licensed acupuncturist since 2004 and certified Functional Diagnostic practitioner since 2015. She gave over 12,000 treatments in her years working as an acupuncturist & led a staff of 10 at her practice. Her interest in natural health grew from an interest in protecting the environment. Even as a child, she was donating her allowance to Greenpeace and writing cosmetic companies to ask about their practices! While busy running an integrative wellness center in Portland, Oregon, she developed an environmental illness due to toxic mold in her home. Already experienced in hormone management and nutrition, she became acutely aware of the powerful impact of [...]

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Podcast #30 Milena Simeonova

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Milena Simeonova Podcast #30 How Light Can Help or Hurt Your Brain TODAY'S PODCAST Milena Simeonova chats with Dr. Schaffner about the importance of indoor lighting in maintaining a healthy brain. She discusses ways that you can start to transform your indoor lighting to keep you healthy and happy. What You'll Be Learning About How to Improve Your Indoor Lighting Creating Natural Lighting Balance Dangers of Wireless Frequencies For more information  CLICK HERE Please enjoy the transcription HERE Milena is a licensed Architect with MS in Lighting,  specialized in holistic healing with lighting. 17 years of practicing lighting inspired by Nature, breathable, transparent, and luminous; dozen of pilot applications simulating natural conditions of Nature light to restore people; using lighting as a tool to calm and relax spaces, for people to self-center and begin to heal.

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Podcast #29 Dr. Ben Lynch

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Dr. Ben Lynch Podcast #29 The Perils of Being Dehydrated TODAY'S PODCAST Dr. Ben Lynch, author of Dirty Genes and president of Seeking Health, speaks with Dr. Schaffner about the importance of hydration.  In this session, they get to the bottom of why so many people are dehydrated - and what it's costing them. For more on Ben Lynch, visit www.drbenlynch.com and www.seekinghealth.com. What You'll Be Learning About Seeking Health Hydration Reasons why People are Dehydrated For more information  CLICK HERE Please enjoy the transcription HERE Dr. Ben Lynch is the best-selling author of Dirty Genes and President of Seeking Health, a company that helps educate both the public and health professionals on how to overcome genetic dysfunction. He received his doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University. He lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and three sons.

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Podcast #28 Dr. Kelly Halderman

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Dr. Kelly Halderman Podcast #28 Phase 2.5 Detox TODAY'S PODCAST Dr. Schaffner speaks with Dr. Kelly Halderman about Phase 2.5 Detoxification which involves properly restoring biophysiology. She explains what it means and how you can get started.  What You'll Be Learning About Phase 2.5 Detoxification Restoring Biophysiology How to get Started For more information  CLICK HERE Please enjoy the transcription HERE Dr. Kelly Halderman completed a Family Practice Medicine internship with the University of Minnesota; has a Naturopathic Medical Degree from Kingdom College of Natural Health where she is the current Academic Dean of Students.  She holds certification in MethylGenetic Nutrition by the Nutrigenetic Research Institute and certification from The American Functional Neurology Institute in Functional Neurology and Neurofeedback. She coined "Phase 2.5 Detoxification" which involves properly restoring bile physiology, our body's built-in toxin transport system. She is currently working on completing her Ph.D in clinical nutrition and has certification in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University. Her interests include proper detoxification, Chronic Lyme, of which she has personally experienced and beat. She does consultations for those interested in optimizing their health.

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Podcast #27 Michael McEvoy

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Michael McEvoy Podcast #27 The RCCX Phenotype & Chronic Illness TODAY'S PODCAST Michael McEvoy, founder of Metabolic Healing, speaks with Dr. Schaffner about something called the RCCX phenotype and its connection to chronic illness. What You'll Be Learning About Metabolic Healing RCCX Phenotype The Connection to Chronic Illness For more information  CLICK HERE Please enjoy the transcription HERE Michael McEvoy is the founder of Metabolic Healing. He has been involved in clinical practice since 2007. In addition to functioning as a clinician and writer, Michael is a teacher, educator and systems creator of diverse health-related and functional medicine curriculum and modalities. Through unique educational and teaching endeavors, Michael’s objective is to assemble a network of the world’s top clinicians to meet the demands and challenges of 21st century functional medicine, and to implement the analytical tools and frameworks required. Michael can be considered an intelligence agent/expert scouring the diverse sources coming online in order to assist practitioners through evidence-based models, tools, and education.

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Podcast #21 Dr. Michelle Perro

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Dr. Michelle Perro Podcast #21 What's Making Our Children Sick?  TODAY'S PODCAST Dr. Michelle Perro is the co-author of ‘What’s Making Our Children Sick?  How Industrial Food Is Causing an Epidemic of Chronic Illness, and What Parents (and Doctors) Can Do About It.’  Dr. Perro speaks to Dr. Schaffner about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and how parents can help make sure that our children are safe and healthy.  For more on Dr. Perro, please visit www.gordonmedical.com/team/michelleperro-m-d What You'll Be Learning About How Industrial Food is Causing an Epidemic of Chronic Illness What Parents (and Doctors) should do about it GMO's How to Keep Children Safe and Healthy Buy her New Book!  CLICK HERE Please enjoy the transcription HERE Each of us has the divine gift for self-healing. But often the body’s attempts for realization of this principle is thwarted by infection, toxicants, emotional traumas and our own unique genetic make-up. It takes a broad palette as well a various team of artists to assist the person in their healing journey and many of us will play a role in restoring the original work of art. Michelle is [...]

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Podcast #20 Dr. Darin Ingels

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Dr. Darin Ingels Podcast #20 Lyme Solutions TODAY'S PODCAST Dr. Darin Ingels is the author of ‘The Lyme Solution’ which outlines a five-part plan for fighting Lyme disease. Today, Dr. Ingels shares this plan with Dr. Shaffner and explains how you can get started. If you or someone you love is struggling with Lyme, you don’t want to miss this session. For more on Dr. Ingels, visit www.dariningelsnd.com. What You'll Be Learning About His new Book "The Lyme Solution" The Five-Part Plan for Fighting Lyme Disease How to get Started For more information  CLICK HERE Please enjoy the transcription HERE As a naturopathic physician, I recognize that our bodies have the innate capacity to heal. We just need the right tools to tap into our body’s natural intelligence, which is why I use natural therapies to work with your body instead of treating symptoms. In my new book, The Lyme Solution, I take you step-by-step through how to fix your digestion and heal your gut, eat food that nourishes your body and reduces inflammation, treat your infection(s) naturally, identify and remove toxins that affect your immune system and ensure you get the best sleep [...]

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Podcast #19 Dr. Anne Marie Fine

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 Dr. Anne Marie Fine Podcast #19 The Beauty Bluff: Your Personal Care Products Are Poisoning You TODAY'S PODCAST Dr. Schaffner speaks with Dr. Anne Marie Fine about how our beauty products can trigger autoimmunity and chronic illness.  This session covers the products that will make you feel beautiful and keep you healthy.  For more from Dr. Fine, Click Here. What You'll Be Learning About Beauty Products that Trigger Autoimmunity and Chronic Illness The Best Products for Health and Beauty For more information  on the Beauty Buff CLICK HERE Please enjoy the transcription HERE Dr. Anne Marie Fine is the founder and CEO of Fine Natural Products, LLC, a doctor owned company dedicated to providing organic, botanical and vitamin-based skin care solutions that feed and nourish the skin. Dr. Fine is a practicing doctor, award-winning researcher, author, and highly sought after national and international speaker based in Newport Beach, California. Her unique expertise in environmental medicine and formulation has enabled her to combine epigenetics and environmental medicine to permit genes to express their quintessential beauty quotient. As a doctor specializing in environmental medicine formulating her own anti-aging toxin fee skin [...]

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Podcast #18 Dr. Mary Clifton

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Dr. Mary Clifton Podcast #18 The Medical Benefits of Cannabis and CBD TODAY'S PODCAST Dr. Schaffner speaks with Dr. Mary Clifton about the medical benefits of cannabis, where the research is leading us, and what the future holds.  For more about Dr. Clifton, visit www.drmaryjanemd.com. What You'll Be Learning About Medical Benefits of Cannabis The Research and Where it's Leading us The Future of Marijuana For more information on medical marijuana, cannabis or CBD CLICK HERE Please enjoy the transcription HERE Dr. Mary Clifton is an Internal Medicine doctor with 20 years of experience in both the hospital and private practice. She’s the mother of two incredible girls, a published researcher ad national speaker on women’s health and osteoporosis, and author of three books.

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Podcast #17 Thomas Cowan, MD

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Dr. Thomas Cowan Podcast #17 How to Create Foundational Health TODAY'S PODCAST Dr. Thomas Cowan talks with Dr. Schaffner about cardiovascular health, foundational health, microbiomes, and so much more.  For more info on Dr. Cowan, visit www.fourfoldhealing.com.  Also make sure to check out Dr. Schaffner’s new store at www.bellafioreorganics.com! What You'll Be Learning About Cardiovascular Health Foundational Health Microbiomes For more information  CLICK HERE Please enjoy the transcription HERE Dr. Thomas Cowan discovered the work of the two men who would have the most influence on his career while teaching gardening as a Peace Corps volunteer in Swaziland, South Africa. He read Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price, as well as Rudolf Steiner’s work on biodynamic agriculture. These events inspired him to pursue a medical degree. Tom graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 1984. After his residency in Family Practice at Johnson City Hospital in Johnson City, New York, he set up an anthroposophical medical practice in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Dr. Cowan relocated to San Francisco in 2003. Dr. Cowan has served as vice president of the Physicians Association for Anthroposophical Medicine and is a [...]

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Podcast 15: Bunnie Gulick

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Bunnie Gulick Podcast #15 How to Look and Feel Beautiful TODAY'S PODCAST Dr. Christine Schaffner speaks with Bunnie Gulick, the founder of ISUN Organic Skincare, about what she's done over the last 40 years to maintain such a vibrant look. They also talk about Bunnie's journey to creating the ISUN Organic Skincare line. If you're interested in checking out ISUN, then you should visit bellafioreorganics.com! That's Dr. Schaffner's new online store - you can get everything you need there. Check it out! What You'll be Learning About Chronic Illness Organic Skin Care Anti-Aging Enjoy the best products CLICK HERE Please enjoy the transcription HERE Wildcrafted, organic skincare line ISUN was launched in 2006 with the ultimate goal of supporting the skin, body, well-being and planet. Founder and CEO Bunnie Gulick, whose background was in clinical nutrition and antiaging supplements, was inspired to create her own brand after producing botanically based products for other parties and witnessing the green beauty movement’s monumental growth. Combining her botanical chemistry roots with her passion for helping others, she created ISUN—a line of handcrafted products formulated with nutrient- rich, pure plant ingredients, which are cold- [...]

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Podcast 14: Dr. Marie Rodriguez

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Dr. Marie Rodriguez Podcast #14 Family Constellations and Your Health TODAY'S PODCAST Dr. Marie Rodriguez talks with Dr. Schaffner about the role that our ancestors’ experiences play in our current physical and emotional health. She also talks about how Family Constellation Work can be used to help create harmony within your mind and body – this is definitely something you’ll want to learn more about. In the end, Dr. Rodriquez leads the listeners in a guided meditation. What You'll be Learning About How Ancestor Experiences Affect our Current Physical and Emotional Health Family Constellations For more information on Dr. Marie Rodriguez CLICK HERE Please enjoy the transcription HERE As a naturopathic physician and energy healer, I truly believe in our body’s innate healing wisdom, and I feel passionate about helping others gain access to their inner power. I have been in naturopathic practice since 2002, and I additionally have over 15 years of experience as a craniosacral practitioner.

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Podcast 13: Anne Margolis

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Anne Margolis, CNM,LM, MSN, BSN, RNC Podcast #13 Understanding AND Loving Your Birth TODAY'S PODCAST Anne Margolis is a Licensed Certified Nurse Midwife, Licensed Femme! Teacher, Certified Clarity Breathwork Practitioner, Yoga Teacher and practitioner. Anne has helped thousands of families in her 20+ year midwifery practice and has personally ushered the births of over 1000 healthy babies into the world. She speaks with Dr. Schaffner about the state of birth in America and how to LOVE YOUR BIRTH. To sign-up for Anne’s Love Your Birth class, visit http://homesweethomebirth.com/loveyourbirth/ and use the promo code LOVEANDGUTS for 10% off! What You'll be Learning About The State of Birth in America How to Love your Birth! To sign-up for Anne’s Love Your Birth class, visit Love Your Birth and use the promo code LOVEANDGUTS for 10% off! Please enjoy the transcription HERE I’m a mother of 4 and a 3rd generation of practitioners in my family who have been guiding mommas to birth their babies. As a holistic certified nurse midwife, Certified Clarity Breathwork practitioner, yoga and Femme! teacher who has helped thousands, I wish I had access to the tools for my earlier [...]

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Podcast 12: Dr. Jolene Brighten

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Dr. Jolene Brighten Podcast #12 Post-Birth Control Syndrome and What Happens Next TODAY'S PODCAST Dr. Heather Paulson is a board certified naturopathic oncologist and, over the last 10 years, has helped thousands of people with cancer using natural therapies, nutrition, exercise, and emotional healing. She speaks with Dr. Schaffner about her strategies to combat cancer. What You'll be Learning About Post-Birth Control Syndrome What to Investigate Dr. Brighten's own Story For more information on Post-Birth Control Syndrome & Hormonal Birth Control Related Problems CLICK HERE Please enjoy the transcription HERE Hi. I’m Dr. Jolene Brighten, a Leading Expert in Post-Birth Control Syndrome & Hormonal Birth Control Related Problems. I'm a women's health naturopathic medical doctor, practicing physician, author and speaker. I help women who are looking to ditch synthetic birth control and balance their hormones, as well as those want to stay on birth control without long term consequences. I'm Considered a Pioneer in My Birth Control Protocols that Support Women Dealing with the Side Effects & Long Term Consequences Associated with The Birth Control Pill. And let's be clear, I'm not anti-birth control. Nope. In fact, I'm [...]

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Podcast 11: Dr. Heather Paulson

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Dr. Heather Paulson Podcast #11 Cancer Proof: Exploring the Link Between Cancer and Autoimmune Disease TODAY'S PODCAST Dr. Heather Paulson is a board certified naturopathic oncologist and, over the last 10 years, has helped thousands of people with cancer using natural therapies, nutrition, exercise, and emotional healing. She speaks with Dr. Schaffner about her strategies to combat cancer. What You'll be Learning About Natural Cancer Care Therapies Proper Nutrition and Exercise for Cancer The Importance of Emotional Healing with Cancer Learn more about Cancer Care Solutions CLICK HERE Please enjoy the transcription HERE I am a Board Certified Naturopathic Oncologist, one of a few in the country. For those who do not know what this is, it means I went through medical school like any other doctor and focused on naturopathic medicine. Naturopathic doctors choose to use herbs, vitamins, diet, and alternative health practices as our primary treatments, utilizing drugs only when necessary. As a Naturopathic Oncologist, I have specialized training in applying natural medicine to cancer care. I am also able to help you safely integrate natural therapies into other cancer treatment programs, such as chemotherapy and radiation. I [...]

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