In episode #34 we are diving deep into what you should know when vaccinating your child. This is actually an episode I recorded with Dr. Ben Lynch a couple years ago when I had the Gurl Gone Green Podcast. I’m bringing it up again because the topic of vaccines is a hot one and not going anywhere, but also because this interview isn’t a do this or do that interview but one to inform the consumer.
Dr. Lynch has experienced the effects of vaccines first hand in patients and has interviewed some of the leading doctors and researchers on vaccines. This isn’t meant to be an anti-vaccine podcast but an educational podcast. The goal is to arm you as a parent or guardian with the information to make an informed choice for you and your family. Often vaccines are treated as a cookie cutter approach for everyone, but unfortunately every body is different. In this podcast, Dr. Lynch and I discuss vaccines that should be avoided considering the research, events that put children at risk for developing autism or spectrum disorders post vaccination, if those with MTHFR should avoid vaccinations, what HERD Immunity is and SO much more. You don’t want to miss this podcast! It’s packed full of relevant information. Plus, Dr. Lynch shares his top resources for further education on vaccines.
Dr. Ben Lynch received his Cell and Molecular Biology, BS from the University of Washington and his ND from Bastyr University. His passion for identifying the cause of disease directed him towards nutrigenomics and methylation dysfunction. Currently, he researches, writes and presents worldwide on the topic of MTHFR and methylation defects. You may learn more about Dr Lynch and his work at www.MTHFR.net. Dr Lynch is also the President & CEO of Seeking Health, a company oriented towards disease prevention and health promotion. He lives in Seattle, WA with his wife, Nadia, and three boys, Tasman, Mathew and Theodor.
In episode #5 of The Golden Hour Podcast, we are talking about Histamine, Pregnancy, and Strategies for Healthy Digestion with Dr. Emily Hecker. Dr. Emily Hecker is a board certified chiropractic physician who specializes in functional medicine supporting those with autoimmune diseases, MTHFR polymorphisms, food sensitivities and inflammation. She has had extensive training in understanding the methylation pathways trained by Dr. Ben Lynch, world leader and expert in MTHFR. She has post doctorate training in Functional Endocrinology, Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis, Neuroimmunology, Thyroid Disorders, Chiropractic Craniopathy, and the Webster Technique. She is an active provider for the Shape ReClaimed anti-inflammatory program and uses a supervised ketogenic approach for weight loss in her practice.
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Today on The Golden Hour Podcast we have the privilege of chatting with Naturopath Doctor Christine Shaffner. Dr. Christine Schaffner is a board certified Naturopathic physician who graduated from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Prior to Bastyr, she completed her undergraduate studies in Pre-medicine and Psychology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Dr. Schaffner is passionate about practicing medicine and creating healing spaces. She is the Clinic Director of Sophia Health Institute; the clinic she co-created with her mentor Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt in Woodinville, Washington. She actively sees patients at Sophia Health Institute and through her practices Marin Naturopathic Medicine in California, as well as Bella Fiore Organic Med Spa & Klinik in Seattle, Washington.
We loved getting an inside look at how Dr. Christine treats chronic illness in her clinic. With chronic illnesses popping up everywhere we thought what better way to learn about it and how to treat it, then from someone who devotes their time to it. Dr. Christine is so knowledgeable and really helps to give us practical tools for health that can make a big difference.
Dr. Christine gives us a brief overview on where to start if someone wants to get to the root of chronic illness.
We hear how infections can be the underlying cause of many chronic illnesses and what some are.
Lab tests that would be good for identifying an infection.
All about parasites
How environmental toxins play a big role in overall health.
Information on testing that can be done for chronic illnesses.
3 health habits that have made the biggest impact on Dr. Christine’s life
As a #1 international best selling author, leader, speaker and educator in her field, Dr. Barr is a cutting edge Dermatologist, who is known as an innovative thinker. A dual-board certified dermatologist, Dr. Barr has shared her life-changing ideas in business, educational, health and professional seminars on how to rejuvenate and amplify skin health naturally; reverse sun damage, prevent and manage skin cancer and how to build confidence, self-awareness, self-esteem and resilience. Dr. Barr shares her expertise as a domain subject matter expert, advisor to numerous start-ups, an editor of leading medical journals and a researcher in ongoing clinical trials. As the Chief Wellness Officer of Resilient Health Institute (RHI), by embracing what is on the surface as well as what’s below it, she is redefining the delivery of skincare.
We felt so empowered after this episode to protect our skin naturally from the sun, yet still enjoy it’s many benefits. Dr. Keira does a great job of breaking down the many components to great skin and how we all can achieve glowing skin. Plus, so many nuggets of wisdom on common skin issues.
Dr. Keira explains how her approach to skincare is different than other dermatologists.
The connection between stress hormones and glowing skin.
How to protect ourselves from skin cancer.
Amount of time we can be outside without sunscreen.
How often you should check your skin and what you should look for.
When someone should see a dermatologist?
Answers to some of the burning skincare questions: aging skin, acne- hormonal, brown spots/hyperpigmentation, rosacea, blackheads, melasma and large pores.
Chilly Pad- Mattress pad Dr. Keira talked about that keeps you cool when sleeping at night.