Carol has partnered with Corinne Furnari, nutritional practitioner and physician assistant since 2013. Take Charge of Your Health is a long running radio program at www.WBAI.org in the Pacifica network serving the greater New York City area and also appears at Progressive Radio Network www.prn.fm.
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Dr. Thomas Lewis and his colleagues at Health Revival Partners have tightened the results of lab tests to have better prediction of mortality and morbidity. Dr. Lewis points out that current lab testing can yield different results when changing labs, the reference ranges do not ensure health nor do the references always indicate disease. Clearly we are doing something wrong.
Although emotional symptoms occurring cyclically were already characterized by Dr. Katharina Dalton as PMS Premenstrual Syndrome, several drug companies who manufactured antidepressants petitioned the FDA to approve their products to treat PMDD rather than the hormone actually needed: progesterone.
Carol and Corinne discuss the ingredients of tattoos and the problems with injecting toxic substances into the dermis. Piercings interrupt the autonomic nervous system. These injections can cause scars and keloids.
Ozempic and others are a new class of drugs called GLP-1 agonists. The FDA approved this drug, semiglutide, for the treatment of diabetes but its spectacular weight loss has excited many. We discuss the origins, the downsides, natural alternatives and how to increase your own GLP-1.
Gemma Banks hosts a Facebook Page in the UK for women with hysterectomy with a history of PMDD (premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder). Those with a diagnosis of PMDD are encouraged to use anti-depressants, birth control pills and hysterectomy as a last resort. They are taught that progesterone which is normally high during the luteal phase is the cause of their misery. This is falso. Progesterone is the very molecule that will help.
Dr. Eugene Zamperion has spent 30 years as a naturopath with special emphasis on the study of herbal medicine and more specifically the plants of Jamaica. In this program we discuss autoimmunity and the herbs that can help.
Dr. Flavio Cadegiani, a Brazilian endocrinologist, suspects that the worst is yet to come for spike-protein-induced diseases in the endocrine system. This article appeared in Epoch Health Nov 2022 and discusses the impact of the covid injections on all the endocrine organs.
Dr. Dekel presented what Susan Dominus missed. There are natural or bioidentical solutions for the misery women are facing with perimenopause and menopause. Big PhRMA's drug options are not the answer. Physicians are not trained in this area in medical school but no one is stopping them from learning. This was recorded live at WBAI radio. We had offered Jeff T Bowles book "16 Fascinating Covid-19 & Spanish Flu Mysteries Solved!" and asked for $25 …
Rather than look for causes, conventional medicine prefers to treat high blood pressure like it comes from nowhere. We discuss causes of hypertension and compare the drug treatment to practical natural remedies we can all use.
New York Times writer Susan Dominus wrote a feature "The Vicious Cycle" about the neglect that women in menopause suffer. Unfortunately, she wrote only a part of the story. We share with our listeners that all is not so grim and that the wonderful world of bioidentical hormones have been used for decades successfully to stop the vicious cycle.
Three years ago, Jeff Bowles fitted the puzzle pieces he observed about Covid related deaths. Then Amazon banned his book. He updated it, added much more information and had his book approved for a short week. We discuss solving the puzzle and offer the PDF of his book as a premium for WBAI radio
Insulin resistance is rising and is responsible for many chronic conditions well beyond diabetes. We discuss metabolic flexibility, the causes of insulin resistance and what we can do to manage insulin.
NO is a very short lived mediator that relaxed the endothelium throughout the body. Sex and adrenal hormones and thyroid and growth hormone all inpact the formation of NO and are also affected by NO production.
Dr. Kara Fitzgerald writes about an important aging "clock", DNA methylation. We found out that our genetics mean little in comparison with epigenetics – our nutrition, life style for example. Methylation is a detoxification pathway, a DNA repair mechanism, immune system activator and much more. We discuss how this plays into our "health span" and even perimenopausal hormone issues.
We have seen a decline in many people's health over the last year. An example is the steadily decline in sperm counts in men. We faced fear based public health propaganda that excluded the tools we have to help ourselves keep our immune systems strong and our lives vital. Thank you for listening to Take Charge of Your Health and Happy New Year.