Podcast # 10 Breast Milk

November 29th, 2021

Dr. EA Quinn and I had a wide ranging discussion on breastmilk from an evolutionary perspective for podcast episode #11.

Dr. Quinn is a biological anthropologist with a specialty in human biology. Her research is broadly focused on understanding the ways in which human milk is an essential part of human biological variation and how such variation has been selected for by different ecological pressures.

Her primary research project at present is Infancy @Altitude, a longitudinal birth cohort study of ethnic Tibetan mothers and infants living in the Nubri Valley, Nepal. She is investigating the ways in which ecological pressures – in this case the ecological pressures of hypoxia, chronic cold stress, shorter growing seasons, UV radiation, and infectious diseases – create selective pressures on human milk and how this translates into adaptive patterns of child growth.

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Podcast episode 9

November 15th, 2021

Dr. Tracy Shafizadeh and I had a wonderful conversation for podcast episode #9.

She is a nutritional scientist, speaker, and author with over 15 years of experience in scientific communications and life science research. Prior to serving as the Director of Scientific Communications at Evolve BioSystems, she led both product development and research services at various start-up life science companies, including Lipomics Technologies, Tethys Bioscience and Metabolon, Inc. Dr. Shafizadeh received her PhD in nutritional biology from UC Davis, studying intestinal development and folate metabolism in newborns.

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A Womb with a View

November 1st, 2021

Dr. Kjersti Aagard and I had the most fascinating conversation for Podcast episode #8. She called it " A Womb with a View". We dive deep into the evolutionary biology of the maternal fetal communication system. We learn so much about the ability of maternal nutrition, breastmilk and her microbiome's function to communicate the outside world to mom's babe.

Dr. Aagaard is brilliant and incredibly adept at drilling down complex topics for everyone to understand.

I hope that you enjoy my conversation with Dr. Kjersti Aagaard, Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas.

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October 25th, 2021

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I am in the final stages of completing the multi part series on the gut microbiome and maternal child health. I am very excited to share them with you as the guests and their content are great.

Most Popular podacasts so far are #2 with Danny Benjamin and #3 with Dr. Randy Jirtle.

If you have not listened to the Insulin Resistance Podcast from a few months ago, I highly recommend it for the coming podcasts and newsletters.

As always, the Coronavirus newsletters audio version can be found at this link.

Dr. M

Do you actively work on changing your perceptions around perceived negatives?

October 18th, 2021

 91% Say Yes - This is great to see! Control what you can control!

Have you read Greenlights? The book of obstacle understandings.

7% Say Yes - This book is worth your time.

 This week, Dr. William Parker and I discuss the work that his group did regarding human health and macrobes, i.e. parasites. We take a look at where their absence has cost us immunologically. It is a primer for future discussions on the effects of bacteria, parasites and viruses on our immune solvency and the avoidance of allergy and or autoimmunity based disorders.

Please Enjoy my conversation with Dr. Parker!

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Up Coming Podcast

October 4th, 2021

Next Podcast

Over the next few months I will be following up with podcast discussions with these guests:

The order is a fluid creature as scheduling conflicts have shifted the sands of the podcast. Before we enter a z project on the human microbiome, we are going to visit with two experts. This week with Dr. David Rakel and then in 2 weeks, Dr. Matt Kelly

Following:

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Podcast #6

 

 

October 4th, 2021

Dr. David Rakel, MD is a nationally recognized leader in integrative medicine. He is the Chair of the department of Family Medicine and Community health at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is an expert in mind body stress and human health.

Dr. Rakel obtained his undergraduate degree from Colorado College and graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in 1991. During his time at UW–Madison he founded the Integrative Medicine Program (now known as the Integrative Health Program) and received the Gold Foundation’s Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, the school’s highest honor for excellence and compassion in care.

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Putting It All Together #1

 September 27th, 2021

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Yesterday, I released a Putting It All Together Podcast #1 for the collective knowledge gained in the 3 part series on epigenetic, chemicals and fertility.

As always, the Coronavirus newsletters audio version can be found at this link.

Dr. M

Podcast 5

 

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Dr. Victoria Maizes, the executive director of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, chief of the UA Division of Integrative Medicine and a professor of medicine, family medicine and public health sat down with me to discuss fertility and women's health. She is an internationally recognized leader in integrative medicine with a passion for women's health. We discuss the best path forward for a woman wanting to become a mother. Her book, Be Fruitful, is a road map leading to the best pregnancy and child outcomes.

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Podcast #4

August 30th, 2021

Ken Cook, President and co-founder of the Environmental Working Group, is widely recognized as one of the environmental community’s most prominent and influential critics of industrial agriculture, U.S. food and farm policy and the nation’s broken approach to protecting families and children from toxic substances. Under Cook’s guidance, the organization empowered American families with easy-to-use, data-driven tools to help reduce their exposure to potentially harmful ingredients in foods, drinking water, cosmetics and other household products. These unique digital resources are searched hundreds of millions of times by consumers.

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Next Podcast

August 16th, 2021

Over the next few weeks I will be following up with podcast discussions with these guests:

1) Ken Cook, President of the Environmental Working Group, an influential environmental group, will be discussing the state of the nation with regards to environmental triggers of disease which can cause problems in mothers and children.

2) Dr. Victoria Maizes, Chief, Division of Integrative Medicine and Executive Director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, will be discussing maternal health. She is an author of Be Fruitful, a guide to a healthy pregnancy and thus a healthy child. This is my favorite topic currently and I expect that parents to be will love her information.

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Podcast #3

August 16th, 2021

Ok, Folks - this is the most exciting interview that I have ever had! It is everything that I have ever wanted and more when I set out on this journey.

Dr. Randy Jirtle joins the show today to discuss his groundbreaking research that ushered in the era of epigenetics. Time Magazine nominated him for person of the year in 2007 and had this to say about him: “Dr. Jirtle’s pioneering work in epigenetics and genomic imprinting has uncovered a vast territory in which a gene represents less of an inexorable sentence and more of an access point for the environment to modify the genome.

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Podcast #2

Aug 1st, 2021

 Dr. Danny Benjamin, joins me today to discuss COVID19 in children, vaccines and the critical research that his team performed regarding back to school in North Carolina. He is the Kiser Arena Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at Duke University and the Principle Investigator of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Pediatric Trials Network. His group performed two large trials of children going back to school in 2020 effectively proving that children being in school face to face was and is safe. We discuss the safety of the mRNA vaccines in the 12 year old and older age group.

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Podcast #1

 

 July 26th, 2021

Dr. Paul Smolen, pediatrician, author of two books and 11 year podcast veteran of Practical Portable Pediatrics is the inaugural guest on the Women and Children First podcast for many reasons. He is a mentor, friend and a transition guru for me moving forward in the new medium of podcasting.

We get into his career and the many "Docsmo pearls" that he has dispensed to parents over the years. He has a broad range of knowledge and has completed over 40 book reviews and 500 podcasts on pediatric medicine topics.

I hope that you will enjoy my conversation with Dr. Paul Smolen, aka, Docsmo.

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