- Autoimmune Q&A with Dr. Datis Kharrazian. A wide-variety of autoimmune topics are discussed from the causes to best diet options to diagnostics and appropriate testing.
- The Gluten-Autoimmune Connection. Gluten expert Dr. Tom O'Bryan educates us on the connection between gluten sensitivity, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and Type I diabetes.
- 5 Things They Never Told You About Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism. Dr. Datis Kharrazian gives some insightful information about this autoimmune disease.
- Hashimoto’s: Hypothyroidism, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment. After being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in 2009, Dr. Wentz was surprised at the lack of knowledge about lifestyle interventions for Hashimoto’s, hypothyroidism, and autoimmune conditions. She decided to take on lifestyle interventions as a personal mission in an effort to help herself and others with Hashimoto's.
- Twin studies in autoimmune disease: Genetics, gender and environment. Twin studies are powerful tools to discriminate whether a complex disease is due to genetic or environmental factors. These studies have often been utilised in the study of systemic and organ specific autoimmune diseases such as type I diabetes.
- Diagnostic Testing and Interpretation of Tests for Autoimmunity. Laboratory testing is of great value when evaluating a patient with a suspected autoimmune disease. The results can confirm a diagnosis, estimate disease severity, aid in assessing prognosis and are useful to follow disease activity.
Our Gut & Gluten-Related Disorders
- The Dark Side of Wheat (Preview) by Sayer Ji. A critically acclaimed internet classic, includes two hard-hitting essays that represent a seachange in the way wheat intolerance is comprehended; no longer a rare, strictly genetically-based disease, wheat is revealed to be a species-specific intolerance, whose role in health and disease has been greatly misunderstood since ancient times.
- Is Gluten Sensitivity Real? What is gluten and why can it be harmful? On this episode of The Health Bridge, Dr. Tom O'Bryan explains exactly what gluten is and how it may affect people that eat large amounts. How can you tell if it's affecting you? Should you think about avoiding gluten?
- Why going gluten-free and doing an Elimination Diet is so important. Dr. Tom O'Bryan, internationally known speaker and educator on gluten associated disorders, discusses the scientific evidence and the many reasons why going gluten-free will change your life. He speaks to the importance of discovering food sensitivities to improve health.
- A study on long-term mortality in people with celiac disease that were diagnosed in childhood compared with adulthood. This study discusses how children diagnosed with celiac disease had a threefold increased risk of long-term mortality as compared to adults.
- Gliadin, Zonulin and Gut Permeability. According to this paper, gliadin activates zonulin signaling in the gut lining, leading to increased intestinal permeability, which can be a risk factor for leaky gut and autoimmune disease.
- US Perspective on Gluten-Related Diseases. The incidence of allergy and autoimmune disease in the US and other industrialized nations is increasing, and gluten-related disorders are no exception. The US has documented a profound rise in celiac disease that cannot be fully explained by improved blood analysis or better recognition by physicians.
- Gut-Brain Axis and it's Role in Disease. Sean Croxton interviews Dr. Datis Kharrazian, who specialises in gut-brain access disorders, which are the root cause of many chronic diseases including autism.
- Functional Neurology . Dr. Datis Kharrazian discusses how to identify the early signs of brain degeneration such as loss of balance, inability to focus, memory or recall impairment, and fatigue, and how to intervene from a functional medicine approach.
- Super Brain. Deepak Chopra and renowned neuroscientist Rudy Tanzi reveal a formula for happiness along with much more - including how to change your genes and keep your brain healthy, happy, and strong.
- Dr. Mercola Interviews Dr. Perlmutter author of Grain-Brain. Dr. Mercola helps you take control of your health through an interview with Dr. David Perlmutter about the implications of diet to brain health and Alzheimer's risk.
- Non-celiac gluten sensitivity triggers gut dysbiosis, neuroinflammation, gut-brain axis dysfunction, and vulnerability for dementia. Gut dysbiosis is related to bidirectional problems in the “Gut-Brain Axis” pathway. Issues with our gut microbiota can lead to systemic inflammation and conceivably may promote various pathophysiological mechanisms, neuroinflammation, and cognitive dysfunction including vulnerability to dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
- Alzheimer's Disease Prevention Strategies. Alzheimer's disease is a debilitating illness, but there is hope. Dr. Weil says research shows that Alzheimer's is a result of inflammation, which suggests possible ways to prevent the disease.
GMO Foods, Toxins & Environmental Pollutants
- Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives. Never-Before-Seen-Evidence points to genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates in the US population, especially among children. Monsanto's strong arm tactics, the FDA's fraudulent policies, and how the USDA ignores a growing health emergency are also laid bare. This sometimes shocking film may change your diet, help you protect your family, and accelerate the consumer tipping point against genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
- Secret Ingredients (movie). Children and adults get better when they stop eating GMOs and pesticides - that's the reality parents and doctors are sharing in SECRET INGREDIENTS, a new film by Jeffrey Smith and Amy Hart.
- The Risks of RoundUp (herbicide)-SPECIAL REPORT. The Institute for Responsible Technology asks the question: Is Glyphosate Contaminating your Food and Water?
- Samsel on Glyphosate Safety Tests-Part I. Dr. Anthony Samsel got the US-EPA to reopen files containing safety tests on Glyphosate that had been sealed since 1981 as "Trade Secret" on request of Monsanto.
- Samsel on Glyphosate Safety Tests-Part II. Dr. Anthony Samsel continues his discussion on the toxicity of Glyphosate.
How to Have a Healthy Heart
- 30 Day Heart Tune-Up. In this video, Dr. Steven Masley discusses his 30 Day Heart Tune-Up and how to prevent heart disease naturally.
- Increased Risk of Diabetes with Statin Drug Treatment. The aim of this 6-year study was to investigate the mechanisms underlying the risk of type 2 diabetes associated with statin treatment in men. Statin treatment increased the risk of type 2 diabetes by 46%.
- Pomegranate juice consumption for 3 years by patients with carotid artery stenosis reduces common carotid intima-media thickness, blood pressure and LDL oxidation. This study looked at the effects of pomegranate juice (containing potent tannins and anthocyanins) consumption by atherosclerotic patients with carotid artery stenosis (CAS) on the progression of carotid lesions and changes in oxidative stress and blood pressure.
All About Our Genes
- An Introduction to "Super Genes" by Deepak Chopra & Rudy Tanzi. Learning how to shape your gene activity is at the heart of this exciting and eagerly-anticipated book. "You are not simply the sum total of the genes you were born with" and "You are the user and controller of your genes, the author of your biological story".
- Epigenetics: The Science of Change. Today, a wide variety of illnesses, behaviors, and other health indicators already have some level of evidence linking them with epigenetic mechanisms, including cancers of almost all types, cognitive dysfunction, and respiratory, cardiovascular, reproductive, and autoimmune illnesses. Known or suspected drivers behind epigenetic processes include many agents, including bacteria, environmental pollutants, heavy metals, pesticides, hormones, viruses, and basic nutrients.
- The Human Genome Project. The Human Genome Project (HGP) was the international, collaborative research program whose goal was the complete mapping and understanding of all the genes of human beings.
- Genetics & Genomic Science – FAQ. Common terms and definitions.
- The Role of Methylation in Gene Expression. Not all genes are active at all times. DNA methylation is one of several epigenetic mechanisms that cells use to control gene expression.
Things to Know About Food & Nutrition
- A Guide to New Nutrition Food Labeling. The FDA has a change in store for our food labels. The new Nutrition Facts label will be appearing in stores soon, and among many things, it will include a line for added sugars, making it the first new line to appear on the label since trans fat debuted in 2006.
- The Price-Pottenger Story. The amazing story of the great nutrition pioneers: Weston A. Price, DDS and Francis M. Pottenger, Jr., MD who founded The Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation (PPNF) that provides accurate information about whole foods and proper preparation techniques, soil improvement, natural farming and pure water, preventing disease and birth defects, avoiding personality disturbances and delinquency, enhancing the environment, and enabling all people to achieve long life and excellent health.
- GAPS Diet & The Healing Power of Traditional Foods. An introduction to the Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Diet that uses healing foods to repair the body.
- Why Should We Eat an Anti-Inflammatory Diet?. Dr. Weil MD., talks about the benefits of eating an anti-inflammatory diet. Along with the goal of reducing inflammation, the anti-inflammatory diet provides steady energy and nutrition through ample vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids dietary fiber, and protective phytonutrients.
Managing Stress In Today's 24/7 World
- Study: Associations of frequent sleep insufficiency with health-related quality of life and health behaviors. Sleep-related problems, which affect 50–70 million Americans, involve all areas of life, including cognitive performance, emotional well-being, work-life balance, and general well-being. The study concluded that sleep appears to be an important component of general medical care.
- Listen to Calming Seas for Relaxation. 11 Hours Ocean Sound for relaxation, yoga, meditation, reading, sleep, study
- Heartmath's Quick Coherence Technique. TA brief heart-based technique delivered by HeartMath's Howard Martin to establish heart-brain coherence for well being. Simple techniques create a state of coherence by releasing stress and stopping draining emotions such as frustration, irritation, anxiety and anger.
- Mindfulness meditation-based stress reduction intervention in the treatment of anxiety disorders. The three-year follow up study concluded that an intensive but time-limited group stress reduction intervention based on mindfulness meditation can have long-term beneficial effects in the treatment of people diagnosed with anxiety disorders.
- 2 hours of Music to calm down ANXIETY: just listen and breathe. This music is designed to remove anxiety from your body and mind. Just listen on, let the music speak to you and purify you of your anxieties.
Exercise & Movement
- Short Bursts of Exercise Are Better Than Exercising Nonstop. Exercise experts are quickly abandoning the old exercise advice – the recommendations that suggest you need 30 or 60 minutes of moderate-intensity activity to best stay in shape.
- Extreme Endurance Exercise: If You Do This Type of Exercise, You Could Be Damaging Your Heart. Several recent scientific studies indicate that endurance exercises, such as marathon and triathlon training and long-distance running, pose significant risks to your heart. A safer and more effective exercise is high intensity interval training (HIIT), which consists of short bursts of intense exertion; HIIT maximizes the benefits for your heart, and optimizes your HGH and insulin levels.
- Quick Sweat Cardio Burst - Fast Fat Burning Cardio Workout. Simple burst training you can do at home.
- Qi Gong: 7 Minutes of Magic for Your Health. This breakthrough routine from Lee Holden blends the best of qi gong and yoga in a highly effective mix that delivers results, fast. With his signature down-to-earth instructions, Lee guides you through several variations that will energize you in the morning, recharge you during the day and help you relax in the evening.
- Study: Acute responses and muscle damage in different high-intensity interval running protocols. High-Intensity exercise protocols of different interval duration and intensity result in varying acute physiological and perceptual demands and exercise-induced muscle damage. Longer intervals lead to higher acute cardio circulatory responses, whereas sprint protocols induce the highest muscle damage and muscle soreness.