Why You Should Care About Your Oral Microbiome

Episode 107 Dr. Spencer Wood, DDS, joins the show today to talk about his integrative approach to dentistry and using dentistry to improve our overall health. He utilizes an innovative test to determine the health of our mouths and gums and then utilizes a holistic treatment algorithm to fix what needs to be fixed. We …

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Functional Culinary Medicine

Episode 106 Strive for Great Health Podcast Episode 106 – Functional Culinary Medicine There is a new healthcare paradigm making waves, and it’s called functional culinary medicine. Have you heard of it? It’s taking the food is medicine philosophy and taking it a step further by combining the principles of functional medicine. Dr. Monisha Bhanote …

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BDNF: How To Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

Episode 101 Strive for Great Health Podcast Episode 101 – BDNF: How To Teach An Old Dog New Tricks Brain health fascinates me. I was raised in a house full of mental illness and saw two grandparents pass away from neurodegenerative disorders (Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s). Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is one of the critical regulators …

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Bone Health: A Matter Of Life & Death

Episode 100 The title of this podcast sounds like an exaggeration and a marketing ploy to get you to listen to this episode. I assure you it is not. Let’s say you are a 65-year-old standard American female or male with three medical conditions and had a hip fracture. You have a 30 to 40% …

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Why Lifestyle Medicine Is Necessary For Blood Pressure & Lipids

Episode 99 Dysregulations in blood pressure and blood lipids/cholesterol are common issues affecting millions of Americans. The conventional approach is to treat each with medication and hope for the best. Yet millions of people die each year due to cardiometabolic illnesses connected to high blood pressure and abnormal lipids. What if medications are not the …

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