The American healthcare system is broken. Here's how to advocate for yourself by being the CEO of you and transform your medical experiences.
Inflammation in the gut, and even changes in the composition of the microbiome, can trigger or suppress specific chemicals in the brain. Some of these reactions in the brain can decrease dopamine or serotonin, or other modulators of mood and energy and create states of depression, boredom, anxiety, lassitude, or other mental states and conditions. The opposite is true as well- a balanced, healthy microbiome- with the right mix of good bacteria, can result in healthy and happy mental states.
Many of us think of medical testing ordered by our doctor as something to fear because it often isn’t ordered in conventional medicine offices unless the doctor fears something is wrong. Conventional medicine also tends to have a relatively narrow range of testing they will order on a patient, at least at a primary care doctor. What's more, many of those tests are designed to show only large departures from normal- you either do or don’t have a condition- the reference ranges are designed to quickly pick out those that meet the threshold to be treated by the standard of care and for prescription drugs.
New Year’s Day has come and gone, and for many people, so has their commitment to their New Year’s Resolutions. So why do so many people fail to keep their resolutions and give up well before January is over? How can you salvage your resolutions and keep them going strong throughout the year? Here’s a list of some ideas to get you back on track and help accomplish those health goals for the year.
On today’s episode of Rethink my Health, Dr. Gez Agolli welcomes Dr. Lee Howard on the show to discuss gut health. Dr. Howard is a board-certified general surgeon, a cosmetic surgeon, and a functional medicine practitioner. They dicuss: What are the fundamental keystones to healthy gut function? What does our conventional medical system get wrong about gut health? Why aren’t more healthcare practitioners taught these key fundamentals in medical school?
Most of us have probably dieted at one time or another- usually to lose weight, but sometimes for other reasons as well. You might have even tried one version or another of an “extreme diet”, maybe because you wanted to lose weight fast because nothing else seemed to work, or because of dietary restrictions or choices.
On today’s episode of Rethink my health, Dr. Gez Agolli and Dr. Cheryl Burdette will be talking NMN and Anti-Aging. What is NMN? NMN is a precursor to something called NAD+. NAD+ is a compound that your body created in the cell and is used in energy production. In other words, NAD+ is crucial for the basic functionality of the cell.
Dr. Gez Agolli and Dr. Cheryl Burdette will be talking about Adrenal Health – The Stress Gland. Listen in to the team discuss how stressors in our environment have a physiological effect on our body and our health. The team will then dive into natural and integrative strategies to support adrenal function.
How to find hope for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Functional medicine doctors recognize that this is a real illness and will listen to you and treat the core problems while helping you deal with the symptoms.
Welcome to episode 9 of the Rethink my Health podcast where we discuss healthcare topics that matter the most. We get to the root cause and empower you, the listener, to take charge of your health. On today’s episode of Rethink my health, Dr. Gez Agolli and Dr. Cheryl Burdette will be talking about Gut Health - Why Food Allergy Testing Matters.
More of us are living longer, but the real question is what is the QUALITY of that life as we age. There is a big difference between preparing to be healthy until the age of 46 and preparing to be healthy until the age of 76. Will the last 20 years of your life be robust and filled with satisfying endeavors? Or will you limp along from health challenge to health challenge?
Welcome to episode 8 of the Rethink my Health podcast where we discuss healthcare topics that matter the most. We get to the root cause and empower you, the listener, to take charge of your health. On today’s episode of Rethink my health, Dr. Gez Agolli and Dr. Cheryl Burdette will be talking about why you need to be taking Glutathione.