Food is Medicine.
Dr. Terry Wahls was diagnosed with progressive multiple sclerosis, confined to a wheelchair, and told by her neurologists to get her affairs in order. Instead of giving up, however, she researched the foods that power the mitochondria in the brain, completely revamped her diet, and in less than twelve months she was off her medications and riding her bicycle to work.
Using principles that worked for her, Dr. Wahls is now helping thousands of people with multiple sclerosis and other debilitating autoimmune conditions to get their lives back. Using a protocol which focuses on eating the right amounts of real foods, Dr. Wahls is one of functional and holistic medicine’s leaders in educating the public and other doctors on the power of food as medicine.
On this episode of The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, Dr. Wahls shares with us her story and the protocol she uses to heal autoimmune disease. We discuss which types of foods should be removed from the diet, which foods to add, and what lifestyle modifications can make major changes for our health. It’s an eye-opening discussion with a true trailblazer in functional and holistic medicine.
Please join me and my good friend, Dr. Terry Wahls, as we reveal How to Reverse Autoimmune Disease Using the Power of Food.
Dr. Terry Wahls is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials. In 2018 she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care and patient advocacy. She is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. Dr. Wahls restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now pedals her bike to work each day. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles
If the Coronavirus pandemic creates extreme anxiety and stress for us adults, how does it impact our children?
The seriousness of today’s medical climate has compelled me to invite the first ever pediatrician to the Holistic Plastic Surgery Show. On this episode, I’m joined by an integrative, board-certified pediatrician Dr. Elisa Song. We discuss all the issues and concerns regarding Coronavirus and our children, including: How susceptible are our children to developing COVID-19? What can certain foods or nutritional supplements do to prevent getting the virus? What lifestyle modifications can keep us healthy during this concerning time? And how should we talk to our children about Coronavirus and COVID-19?
Dr. Song has some great answers for you this week. This is a must-listen for all parents of school age children.
Please join us as we discuss Coronavirus / Covid-19 and Your Children: Tips to Keep Them Healthy and Happy.
Do you have dark circles under your eyes?
If you do, you are definitely not alone! Undereye dark circles are a complaint that I hear every day from my patients and online. So how do you effectively improve them?
On this episode of The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, I’ll give you the solutions to your undereye dark circles. The key is that you must target the treatment to the cause, and there are three main causes that you need to know about. Once you identify the cause of your dark circles, then you can take actionable steps to improve them.
So if you’re tired of applying makeup to your dark circles or sick of people telling you that you look tired when you really aren’t, then this is the podcast episode for you.
Please join me as I show you How to Get Rid of Undereye Dark Circles.
Psoriasis. Eczema. Dandruff. Tinea Versicolor.
Millions of us are dealing with skin issues that we’re embarrassed about. If this applies to you, you may have seen a dermatologist, been prescribed topical steroids or other prescription or non-prescription medications, yet not seen your skin problem completely resolve.
On this episode of the Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, I’m joined by a clinical nutritionist who has focused her career on the connection between the health of the skin and the health of the gut. And you may be surprised at just how many skin-related problems have their origins partially or completely in the gut. We’ll discuss a truly integrative approach to embarrassing skin problems, give you real actionable solutions, and reveal why this approach is truly the best for curing these issues.
Please join me and my good friend, Jennifer Fugo, as we reveal Natural Solutions to Embarrassing Skin Problems.
Jennifer Fugo, MS, CNS is a clinical nutritionist empowering women who’ve been failed by conventional medicine to beat chronic skin and unending gut challenges.
She has a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and is a Certified Nutrition Specialist. Her work has been featured on Dr. Oz, Reuters, Yahoo!, CNN, and many podcasts and summits. Jennifer is an Amazon best-selling author and the host of the Healthy Skin Show podcast.
The terms Coronavirus and COVID-19 have all of us feeling fearful. You’ve been told to wash your hands and avoid close contact with others, but what else can you do to stay healthy during this scary time?
On this episode of The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, I share with you my holistic tips to help support your immune system. This includes foods to eat (and avoid), lifestyle modifications, and nutritional supplements. I hope this episode helps you and your family stay healthy.
Is your doctor educating you or your daughter about the potential short and long term effects of the pill?
My guest this week has made it her mission to educate women across the globe about the potential side effects of taking oral contraceptives. While millions of women have benefitted from the pill in countless ways, there may be unintended consequences you need to know about. These include gastrointestinal issues, sleep problems, weight gain, rebound acne, libido reduction, and many more.
We get to the bottom of the good, the bad, and the unknown about birth control pills on this educational and informative episode.
Please join me and my good friend, Dr. Jolene Brighten, as we reveal What They Don’t Tell You About Birth Control Pills.
Dr. Jolene Brighten is a prominent leader in women’s medicine and the emerging science of Post-Birth Control Syndrome — studying the effects of hormonal birth control on female health. A fierce patient advocate and completely dedicated to uncovering the root cause of hormonal imbalances, Dr. Brighten empowers women worldwide to take control of their health and their hormones. She is an international speaker, clinical educator, medical advisor within the tech community, and considered a leading authority on women’s health. Dr. Brighten is also part of the MindBodyGreen Collective and a faculty member for the American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine. Her work has been featured in the New York Post, Forbes, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, Bustle, The Guardian, and ABC News.
Non-invasive cosmetic treatments are exploding in popularity. It seems every week there is a new device that offers a more effective way to tighten this, lift that, and even give you bigger muscles. On this episode of The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, we’re going to introduce you to the newest technology in cosmetic medicine. Have you heard of Geneveve, Votiva, Emsella, Emsculpt, or the Big D Wave? No? Most plastic surgeons haven’t either!
These are just some of the newest, non-invasive cosmetic treatments being offered by my guest this week. You’ll learn how you can tighten “down under” in more ways than one, reduce stress urinary incontinence without even taking your pants off, enhance your abdominal muscles without doing a single sit-up, and even painlessly improve erectile dysfunction. We cover a lot of really cool plastic surgery “toys” on this episode, so it’s truly a must-listen.
Please join me and my good friend, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Walden, as we reveal Cutting Edge Non-Invasive Treatments To Tighten This, Lift That, and Even Get a Six Pack.
Are cellphones the cigarettes of the 21st century?
My guest this week believes they are. EMF stands for Electromagnetic Frequencies, and we are being exposed to a greater amount of EMF’s than ever before. So what can these exposures do to our health?
Studies show that excess amounts of EMF’s can cause a myriad of symptoms, including headaches, fatigue, brain fog, and even the early onset of cancer. So why aren’t we more worried about them, especially with the upcoming arrival of 5G and even greater exposures?
My guest, Dr. Joe Mercola, has written a new book about the dangers of EMF called EMF’d. In this episode of The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, he explains the risks of excess EMF exposures, why these risks are being withheld from the public, and simple steps you can take to mitigate these risks and keep you and your families healthy and safe.
Please join me and Dr. Joe Mercola as we discuss EMF’s, 5G, and the Effects of Your Cellphone on Your Health.
Dr Mercola is a board certified family doctor that transitioned from seeing patients to managing his website, mercola.com that has been the most visited natural health site on the internet for the past 15 years. He is the author of over a dozen best-selling books.
Essences. Masks. Copper. Retinol. Vitamin C. Today there are more categories of skin care products and important ingredients in these products than anyone can learn and master. If you’re like the vast majority of women and men in the United States, the sheer number of different kinds and brands of skin care products on the shelves leaves you confused. Which of the hundreds of different products sitting on shelves in front of you do you actually buy?
Well, rest assured. You’re not alone. Most plastic surgeons and even dermatologists get confused, too. It’s not easy to keep up with all the trends and new products in skin care today.
On today’s episode of The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, we’re going to get to the bottom of skin care. I’ll reveal what skin care products you need, which may be considered a helpful splurge, and which ones you can definitely avoid. And, I’m going to give you what I consider the Ultimate Anti-Aging Skin Care Routine.
And, if you listen to the end of the episode, I’ll have a special gift for you. Tune in for a skin care routine that will change your skin for good!
Do you have a “sugar brain?”
Sugar brain is the term coined by my guest this week, New York Times bestselling author and psychologist Dr. Mike Dow. It describes the actual physical shrinkage that occurs when you eat too much sugar and other unhealthy foods.
Yes, eating too much sugar can actually make your brain smaller!
On this episode of The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, we dive deep into sugar brain and its connections to how you feel, how your brain functions, and your eating habits. For example, did you know that the food you eat can have major effects on anxiety and depression? Or that such acts as obsessive eating, emotional eating, and binge eating can fuel sugar brain? And Dr. Mike explains why he believes a combination of a ketogenic and Mediterranean diet is the best for your overall health, longevity, and avoiding the sugar brain.
Please join me and my good friend Dr. Mike Dow as we reveal How to Fix Your Sugar Brain.
Menopause and perimenopause bring with them major changes to the pelvic region, specifically to the vagina. The vaginal walls can thin and atrophy, making intercourse difficult and even painful. There is also an increase in recurrent vaginitis and urinary tract infections. So what causes these changes to occur, and what can you do about them or even prevent them from becoming a problem?
On this episode of The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, I’m joined by the nation’s first female board certified urogynecologist. She’ll give us the latest information on holistic health of the pelvic region, including why changes in pH and bacteria inside the vagina can create major impacts. We’ll discuss why she doesn’t recommend estrogen pills, which topical products she does recommend, and she’ll give us the straight scoop on vaginal rejuvenation lasers. Are they really all that?
This is a discussion that all women, whether pre-, peri-, or post-menopause, should hear.
Please join me and board-certified gynecologist Dr. Betsy Greenleaf as we cover Holistic Pelvic Health – How to Deal with the Changes that Happen “Down There.”
How we eat can be as important as what we eat.
As a society, we are placing less and less emphasis on the timeless tradition of enjoying a good meal with good company. We eat while driving, watching TV, or staring at our phones.
But how does this affect our health, our weight, and our relationships?
My guest this week is a clinical psychologist who has dedicated her career to encouraging the practice of eating mindfully. She’s found in her practice that mindless eating is a major cause of anxiety, weight gain, relationship issues, and even hanger- the combination of hunger and anger that we’ve all experienced at one time or another.
So if you have issues with food, aren’t happy with your family’s mealtime practices, or maybe you’re just tired of being hangry all the time, then this episode is for you.
Please join me and Dr. Susan Albers as we discuss Eating Mindfully and Hanger Management.
In 2018, Americans spent a total of $122 million on collagen supplements. But do they work?
On this episode of The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, we’re going to do a deep dive into collagen supplements. What are they? How are they made? Can taking a collagen supplement to improve the collagen of your skin? What do the studies show? And why do the naysayers believe they’re a waste of money?
We’ll get to the bottom of the collagen controversy and I’ll give you my honest take.
Please join me as I reveal What You Need to Know About Collagen Supplements.
Have you tried intermittent fasting?
Also known as time-restricted eating, this method of limiting the hours in which you eat has helped millions of Americans to lose weight, improve their brain function, and even de-age their bodies. But how should one do this, and exactly what benefits can you achieve?
On this episode, we’re going to dive deep into intermittent fasting. I’m joined by an expert in all types of fasting, and she teaches her patients and followers that intermittent fasting is a great option to improve your health and give yourself the body you’ve always wanted. This is especially true for women in their 30s, 40s, and beyond.
So if you’re interested in intermittent fasting and how it can change your life, you’ve got to listen to this episode.
Please join me and my good friend, Cynthia Thurlow, as we discuss Intermittent Fasting – How to Lose Weight and Feel Great.
Plastic surgery is a rapidly changing field. Today’s popular cosmetic treatment could be tomorrow’s afterthought. So what’s trending in the field today, and what appears to be on its way downhill?
On this episode of The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, I’m joined by the head of content at Realself.com, the most popular cosmetic surgery website in the country. We’re going to break down what’s hot and what’s not, and reveal why these treatments may or may not be worth your money. We’ll discuss such treatments as Jeuveau, microblading, fractional lasers, microneedling, mini facelifts, breast implants and breast implant illness, and more.
If you’re interested in putting your finger on the pulse of plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments, this episode is for you.
Please join me and beauty editor and expert Carolyn Hsu as we reveal National Plastic Surgery Trends and Controversies.
What you eat can have a profound effect on your appearance and how you heal from surgery. On this episode, I’m joined by a board-certified plastic surgeon and expert in anti-aging and restorative medicine. In his practice, he has successfully combined plastic surgery with holistic nutrition. We’ll tackle the question, “What should I eat to look younger and heal faster?”
Should you consider nutraceuticals – foods that claim to turn back the clock? How about collagen drinks and bone broth? Which supplements should you take to heal better after going under the knife? And what is the future of nutrition and surgery?
Please join me and my friend, the author of the new book, “Eat Drink Heal: The Art and Science of Surgical Nutrition,” Dr. Gregory Buford as we reveal What To Eat To Look Younger and Heal Better.
We’ve entered the party season! Whether you’re going to a work holiday party, New Year’s celebration, or getting together with family, we all want to look our best. But not all of us has time or the foresight to do a cosmetic treatment that we have to recover from.
So on this episode of The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, I share with you five simple at-home tips and tricks to look flawless this holiday season. These are all relatively inexpensive ways to get rid of blemishes, smooth fine lines, reduce eyelid puffiness and more. And, I give you a special tip for the hottest in-office treatment to give you an instant radiance to your skin that can last months.
It’s a fun episode filled with simple tips that I think you’ll really enjoy.
Please join me as I reveal How to Look Flawless for the Party Season.
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Today’s hot new cosmetic treatment is often tomorrow’s abandoned option. There are so many trending treatments that come and go in cosmetic medicine, it’s hard for consumers and patients to know what is best for them.
On this episode of The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, I’m joined by one of the country’s most outspoken and reputable plastic surgeons. He’s going to give us what he considers to be the five worst cosmetic treatments and explain why these trendy options being sold by thousands of doctors around the country just don’t cut it. And I’ll give you a quick hint: he and I don’t necessarily agree on all of them. He will also give us the two treatment options that he swears by as being worth your money.
It’s an eye-opening episode that gets to the truth about plastic surgery.
Please join me and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christian Subbio as we reveal Cosmetic Scams – What to Avoid and What to Do Instead.
The term “laser” is a buzzword in plastic surgery and medicine in general. Many doctors are promoting the use of lasers as better options than other, more traditional therapies. And they charge you a lot more for it as well. But are all laser treatments worth spending the extra money on? And if so, which ones?
On this episode of The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, I’m going to teach you everything you need to know about cosmetic laser treatments to make you an informed consumer. We’ll go over how they work, the economics of laser treatments, and which lasers I recommend and which ones I encourage you to stay away from. If you’ve ever considered laser treatments to rejuvenate your skin, remove your hair, get rid of tattoos, lighten dark spots, and more, then I’m giving you the information that you absolutely must know.
Please join me as I discuss Lasers 101: How to Pick the Right Treatment for You.
Problems with sleep and stress are endemic in the United States. Each year, millions of Americans use unnatural aids, such as sedatives and narcotics, to help soothe their nerves and fall asleep. This has led to an overdependence on pharmacology to rest our brains.
There is a better way. On this episode of The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, I’m joined by an expert in the therapeutic effects of essential oils. A nutritional therapist and award-winning journalist, she’s developed ground-breaking blends that have been shown to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system to naturally reduce stress and improve sleep. We discuss how to choose the right essential oil and blends for you, why diffusing oils while you sleep may not be a good idea, how and why your pets are affected by your oils, which four oils an essential oil novice should start with, and much more.
Please join me and essential oil expert, Jodi Cohen, as we reveal How to Use Essential Oils to Reduce Stress and Improve Sleep.
Jodi Sternoff Cohen is a best-selling author, award-winning journalist, functional practitioner and founder of Vibrant Blue Oils, where she has combined her training in nutritional therapy and aromatherapy to create unique proprietary blends of organic and wild-crafted essential oils. She has helped over 50,000 clients heal from brain-related challenges, including anxiety, insomnia, and autoimmunity.
For the past ten years, she has lectured at wellness centers, conferences, and corporations on brain health, essential oils, stress, and detoxification. She has been seen in The New York Times, Wellness Mama, Elephant Journal and numerous publications. Her website, vibrantblueoils.com, is visited by over 300,000 natural health seekers every year, and she has rapidly become a top resource for essential oils education on the Internet today.
Are you one of the millions of Americans who want to lose weight but just can’t take those pounds off? Maybe you’ve tried multiple fad diets and nothing seems to work? Did you know that the answer to losing weight isn’t counting calories or working out more?
On this episode of The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, we’re going to tackle the subject of weight loss and the impact that our food sensitivities have on those stubborn unwanted pounds. My guest this week is a board-certified functional medicine doctor who specializes in the impact that food sensitivities have on our bodies. She’s going to share her Seven Heavy Hitters – those foods which cause the most problems with food sensitivity and weight gain, why processed foods cause more weight gain than whole foods, introduce her “5 R” framework for rapid weight loss, and a whole lot more.
If you’ve tried many diets and don’t seem to be able to get rid of those unwanted pounds, then this episode is for you.
Please join me and my good friend Dr. Debbie Bright as we reveal Why Calories Don’t Count – How to Lose Weight by Addressing Food Sensitivities.
A good plastic surgeon has several tricks up his or her sleeve to give the patient the best result possible. These tricks can range from little surgical or minimally-invasive tweaks to helping patients predict what their results will be after getting something done.
On this episode of The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, I’m joined by one of Chicago’s top plastic surgeons. He’s going to reveal to us seven of his top tips and tricks to get his patients the best outcomes possible. He’ll share with us a very simple way to predict how you’ll look after a facelift, how Botox can make your lips look fuller, how squinting can predict the best type of eyelid lift, how to predict the length of a tummy tuck scar by simply sitting down, and much more.
Please join me and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Otto Placik as we reveal his seven top Tips and Tricks to Ensure the Best Cosmetic Outcomes.
Our skin is whispering (and sometimes screaming) at us all day, every day. As the largest organ of the body, it tells us all about our underlying physical and psychological condition. On this popular episode which originally aired in Episode 76, we tackle several important topics in holistic skincare and holistic dermatology, including how the food we eat affects the aging and health of our skin (and which foods are good and bad for it!), whether you should get your Vitamin D from supplements or the sun, supplements to help prevent skin cancer, Retin-A, and a whole lot more.
Please join me and my guest, dual-board-certified dermatologist Dr. Keira Barr, as we reveal How To Get Healthy and Youthful Skin using Holistic Dermatology.
What is naturopathic medicine and how can it benefit you?
For decades, conventional physicians and health care providers have dismissed naturopathic doctors and the work that they do. But how much do medical practitioners and the general public really know about the benefits of naturopathic medicine? Not very much.
So on this episode of The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, I’ve asked one of the nation’s more prominent naturopathic doctors to join me and reveal to you the basics of naturopathic medicine. We’ll discuss exactly what is naturopathy, what type of training naturopathic doctors undergo, how naturopathic medicine can play a role in a true integrative medical model, and even address the controversies that exist with the practice of naturopathic medicine today.
If you’re interested in learning about how combining conventional and alternative medicine can benefit you and your family, then this episode is for you.
Please join me and my good friend, Dr. Heather Paulson, as we reveal What You Need to Know About Naturopathic Medicine.
There are definitely several hot button topics in plastic surgery today. These controversial issues divide plastic surgeons from each other and even pit patient against doctor.
On this episode of The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, I dive deep into the hottest controversies in plastic surgery. Having just returned from the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, where the debate occasionally became quite heated, I’m ready to dish it out and reveal what I think about such controversial topics as Breast Implant Illness, BIA-ALCL (Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma), the serious dangers of the Brazilian Butt Lift, the long term effects of abdominal etching, teens watching plastic surgery on Instagram, and more.
If you’re interested in plastic surgery’s current hot button issues, this podcast episode is for you.
Please join me as I reveal The Hottest Controversies in Plastic Surgery.