Genae Girard sued Myriad Genetics, and her victory may have changed the course of humanity. Genae was the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the U.S. Patent Office and Myriad Genetics. Myriad had been allowed to patent human genes connected with breast and ovarian cancer, and also allowed to monopolize the testing procedure.
When Genae was diagnosed with having a cancer causing gene in her 30s, she wanted to get a second opinion. That was when she discovered that only one company (Myriad) could do the test, and they weren't going to redo it. The US government had been allowing companies to patent genes, and Genae's victory have voided many of the patents that were pending.
The UNANIMOUS Supreme Court decision declared it unconstitutional to patent anything that exists in nature. The justices also reprimanded Myriad by creating an environment that hurt every woman with the same diagnosis, and for making decisions that hurt potential healthcare for those impacted.
Dr Allan Hamilton began his working career as a janitor, but he sure didn't stay one. From scrubbing floor and emptying trash cans, Dr Hamilton moved on to graduating from Harvard Medical School and finishing his neurosurgical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He now has Professorships at the University of Arizona in Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology, Psychology, and Electrical and Computer Engineering.
He's written over 20 medical textbook chapters, 50 peer-review research articles, and worked on the editorial board of several medical journals. He is also a decorated Army officer, serving in Operation Desert Storm.
Fernando speaks with Dr Hamilton about technological uses for our medical care, the power of the mind, and his book Zen Mind, Zen Horse - The Science and Spiritualilty of Training Horses.
[4:08] Why Dr. Hamilton hates the phrase "dummy medicines"
[7:52] Stopping your intellect from hampering your hope, and creating "intention"
[11:42] How the evolution of bicycles, and the creation of the market for mountain bikes, is a perfect example of putting the intention out there
[15:35] What things Dr Hamilton is working on currently to extend life
[18:51] Whether Dr Hamilton is concerned that the move toward quantified self will lead to more self diagnosis
[22:07] The possible amazing implications technology can bring to healthcare
[25:54] Dr Hamilton's ties to Gray's Anatomy
Certified Nutritionist Mira Calton is the author of, “RICH FOOD POOR FOOD: The Ultimate Grocery Purchasing System.” Mira has five tips and 20 fruits and vegetables that should always be purchased organic. While food labels may say “natural”, the contents actually may not be as “natural” as you may think.
Mira Calton is a Licensed Certified Nutritionist, and is Board Certified in Integrative Health. Mira became interested in nutrition because of personal experience. Before entering the nutritional spotlight, she owned and ran her own PR firm in Manhattan with a specialization in high-end fashion, film, and restaurant promotion. Her was put on hold when she was diagnosed with severe osteoporosis at 30. Unable to continue running her firm, Mira searched outside of the traditional medical community to find a cure to her diagnosis. Her search led to Orlando, Florida, where she met nutritional guru, Jayson Calton. Working together, the two created a drug-free, micronutrient based program, which completely reversed Mira’s advanced osteoporosis, and inspired them both to make micronutrient deficiency the focus of their lives.
Fernando Aires talks with The First Lady of Nutrition, Ann Louise Gittleman about diabesity, how "fat is where it's at", helping your body beat toxins, and more.
Ann Louise Gittleman was the very first to realize and tell everyone that obesity and diabetes was actually created by a lack of the right type of fat and too much of the wrong kind of carbohydrate. In 1997, Ann was the first nutritionist writing about the dangers of gluten, and stood alone in proclaiming that one diet doesn't work for every body.
[2:34] The areas of study Ann has been involved in during her career, and how her mentor impacted her
[6:49] How Dr. Robert Atkins pushed the establishment and was critical to changes in nutrition
[10:30] What you need to do to clean out your live and the right type of bile
[13:36] If sugars and grains are real foods
[18:06] What is the supplement Asea?
[22:10] Whether Ann has any concerns about using glutathione supplements
[26:52] What supplements Ann believes we should be taking
Today’s approach to good health is constantly shifting with new research and awareness. The FDA makes changes to the food pyramid when new studies show many of the quantities and foods in the food groups are not as healthy as once believed. Jason Hartman interviews Matt Stone, independent author and health researcher of 180DegreeHealth.com. Matt shares how incredibly misinformed people are about many conditions and diseases, such as obesity, Type II diabetes, allergies, heart disease and cancer. Matt tells about how restrictive diets don't impact metabolism like you'd expect, Vitamin D deficiencies, and other common health mistakes. After years of research, Matt has come up with the “180 Degree of Opposites”:
– Eat more, exercise less.
– Saturated fat is the healthiest type of fat
– For treating obesity, the best diet is a high calorie diet
– Saturated fat is the best fat for reducing heart disease risk
– Carbohydrates are Good for Type 2 Diabetics
– Spend more time in the sun, without sunscreen
– Heredity has much to do with our health problems, but has absolutely nothing to do with genes
– Germs do not cause disease, poor health does
In 2005, Matt launched an independent investigation into human health through disciplines as diverse as nutrition, exercise, the culinary arts and traditional agriculture, to paleopathology and psychoneuroendocrinology. When he learned that current food beliefs are not sensible nor are they in line with history, 180DegreeHealth was born; as the name implies, Matt is trying to make society do a 180 to our standard health advice and a 180 on the alarming health trends of today, including the dramatic and exponential rise of obesity, type II diabetes, tooth decay, crooked teeth, mental disorders of all kinds, autoimmune disease, allergies and asthma, heart disease, cancer, early puberty, and even nearsightedness.
Maria Whalen is the world’s leading authority on invincible wellness™. Maria fights for personal health freedom, sustainability and independence in all things. Her system strives to create autonomy for your health, finances, business and lifestyle. Maria invented the revolutionary Invincible Wellness™ System that gives each of us the power to handle almost anything when it comes to our health.
Maria’s Invincible Wellness™ System counteracts, disrupts and dismantles the outdated and obsolete approach of both western and alternative systems of healthcare and treatment. She works with entrepreneurs; leaders and titans of the business world; doctors; lawyers; and people just like you, to make you totally independent of the broken “sick care system.”
[2:45] What the Invisible Wellness System is
[7:15] What Maria considers "biohacking" to mean
[12:30] The 5 places your body operates from
[17:25] How you can actually heal your ailments
[21:20] What process Maria takes you through on your journey to health
[25:00] Maria's gift to the listeners
JJ Virgin is a celebrity nutrition and fitness expert, as well as a four-time NY Times bestselling author. She and Jason Hartman got together to discuss JJ's ventures into biohacking through diet,
[1:54] How JJ got started in the biohacking business
[6:50] How movies like Concussion have brought awareness to head injuries, but have also led to people labeling head injuries as "football things" and not realizing the dangers in other activities
[10:10] Whether we are on the verge of major breakthroughs in longevity and healthspan advances
[13:15] How having good relationships is an important lifehack
[18:40] One thing that made a huge difference to JJ when her son was laid up in the hospital after his horrific accident.
[22:40] Why JJ thinks we need to not coddle our kids, and how we're doing them a disservice
[25:30] Making your goals stick, rather than just being a wish
Kristin Comella is a world renowned expert on regenerative medicine, with an expertise in stem cells. She was listen in Terrapin’s list of the Top 50 Global Stem Cell Influencers and was number 1 on the Academy of Regenerative Practices list of Top 10 Stem Cell Innovators. Kristin has led the way in stem cell therapies from a variety of sources, including cord blood, bone marrow, muscle, and adipose.
Kristin led the team that gained the first ever FDA approval for a clinical trial using a combined cell and gene therapy product in the heart. In addition, she also handles managing the development, manufacturing, and quality systems of cellular products.
Kristin has held positions in several companies including US Stem Cell, Stemlogix, Tulane University and Osiris Therapeutics. She was co-founder and CEO of Stemlogix, and is currently serving as the Chief Scientific Officer, and board member, of US Stem Cell, focusing on the discovery, development, and commercialization of autologous cell therapies for the treatment of degenerative diseases.
[4:15] How the body uses stem cells inserted into the body
[7:25] A surprising place a mass of stem cells can be found
[12:20] Why stem cell therapies have been gaining traction in the past few years
[15:40] The typical price range of stem cell therapy
[18:20] Whether Fernando's decision not to bank his child's cord blood was a mistake
[23:30] Using stem cell therapy for aesthetic purposes
[26:40] How US Stem Cells can verify the results of therapy
After a cancer scare, where researchers questioned him about his exposure to chemicals from common household items such as weed killers, glue, detergents, plastic meat wrap, etc, McKay Jenkins started doing his own research on the toxins that are getting into our bodies and environment. Jason Hartman and McKay Jenkins discuss what McKay found that led him to write his book, What’s Gotten into Us? Staying Healthy in a Toxic World.
Before his surgery for a benign tumor in his abdomen, McKay came across many people with various types of cancers and started wondering just how many chemicals we’re exposed to every day. The number was staggering. The toxins are all over. Leached into our environment and ingested through our air, food, water, and numerous household items and lawn care products. Even samples of our water show pharmaceuticals; mattresses contain neurotoxins that break down over time; children’s clothing contains flame retardants; many pots and pans are coated with Teflon. And that's just a start. Body burden studies that are designed to reflect the amount of toxins in a person’s body reveal high levels of hormone-disrupting chemicals in blood samples.
McKay talks about the lack of regulations written in the interest of large corporations rather than protecting consumers. Corporatocracy want consumers to shop without thinking; putting chemicals that are ILLEGAL in Europe into cosmetics here in the USA. Warning labels aren't required on cosmetics, yet the same degreaser found in the hardware store carries a warning lable.
In addition to his book, What’s Gotten into Us, McKay is the author of several other books. He is also the editor of The Peter Matthiessen Reader (Vintage, 2000), an anthology of the American nature writer’s finest and most enduring nonfiction work. McKay holds degrees from Amherst, Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, and Princeton, where he received a PhD in English. He has also written for Outside, Orion, The New Republic, and many other publications.
Jason Hartman talks with Clint Emerson, a best selling author and author of the new book 100 Deadly Skills. He's also a retired Navy SEAL with 20 years of service. Clint graduated from the American Military University in Virginia with a B.A. in Security Management. He is also Founder and Managing Partner of Escape the Wolf, LLC. The company focuses on workplace violence prevention and crisis management. He is also the founder of Zero Trace Products.
[2:48] Why knowing elusive skills is important for everyone
[7:05] The things that Clint ALWAYS has on him (in his shoes) in case of capture
[11:25] Looking for the "X" and what to do to avoid and get away from it
[15:30] Techniques to use to help you escape
[19:00] Escaping from a trunk
[23:40] What to do when you've actually escaped
Fernando talks with Justin Brost, President at Energetic Fitness Systems, about their products which can infuse bio-compatible energy into the human body. This has the effect of energetically balancing the individual, allowing the body to function optimally.
The Energetic Fitness Systems™ Project was launched many years ago. The original concept for the technology was “invented”, or conceptualized by Nicola Tesla in the late 1800’s. Energetic Fitness System™ has further developed and modernized this technological concept.
Energetic Fitness System™ offers two models that are SAFE, EASY & SIMPLE TO USE. Users are insulated from electrical current using only the most modern and highly developed components available.
[2:45] The progression of Energetic Fitness System's product
[8:18] What a PEMF machine is
[13:20] What improvements they've made to Tesla's investions
[17:50] The drop in energy output in the world
[21:00] How you measure the energy field of the world
[27:10] Potential side effects from the device
[31:20] How much the machine costs and where you can get it
www.energeticfitness.com (enter code ENERGYHACK123 for 10% discount on items purchased through 12/31/16
The United States is ranked No. 49 in healthcare by the World Health Organization – below some so-called third world countries. Why is this? According to Dr. Harvey Bigelsen, author of Doctors are More Harmful Than Germs: How Surgery Can Be Hazardous to Your Health – And What to Do About It, nearly all surgery is elective surgery, and germs do not cause disease. Most doctors focus on treating illness and disease with surgery and drugs, “fixing” rather than curing patients. Join Jason Hartman as he interviews Dr. Bigelsen regarding his more nontraditional approach to medicine. Listen in for a discussion of Dr. Bigelsen’s simple, if radical approach to healing chronic inflammation, why germs do not cause disease, and how even so-called “non-invasive” surgeries and procedures can harm you. Learn what Biological Medicine is and how it differs from alternative, functional medicine and modern scientific medicine, and why the AMA and Big Pharma are threatened by non-traditional medicine.
Harvey Bigelsen, M.D., served his country in Vietnam as a commanding officer in charge of mass casualties and as a trauma surgeon. He had a successful ophthalmology practice in Princeton, New Jersey, before moving to Arizona and following a more nontraditional medical philosophy. He co-authored the Arizona Homeopathic Medical Practice Act, and was appointed by then Governor Babbitt to establish a board, and while acting as president, to set the standards for holistic medicine. The law gave homeopathy equal legal status with allopathic and osteopathic medicine. He continues to consult in Nevada City, California. Bigelsen is no stranger to controversy. For more than thirty years he has been bucking the medical establishment with his more nontraditional or Lamarckian approach to medicine, and he has paid a price for his opposition. But this trailblazing medical maverick has refused to be silenced, doggedly advocating an approach to health that avoids unnecessary surgeries and drugs.
Though he trained as a medical doctor and surgeon, Dr. Bigelsen grew frustrated by his inability to help patients through the traditional methods of Western medicine. Dr. Bigelsen’s work is based in biological medicine, and involves a revolutionary approach that evaluates every patient as an individual, and develops a rational therapeutic plan based on his/her past medical and surgical history. He believes that if the patient is not getting better, it is the practitioner’s fault, because “miracles only happen when you know what you are doing.” This philosophy has been the foundation of Dr. Bigelsen’s work and drives him to find the real cause of each patient’s unique problems. Only when a cause is found, can one find a cure.
Philip Moeller is an award-winning financial journalist, author and entrepreneur. He also has written “Get What’s Yours for Medicare: Maximize Your Coverage, Minimize Your Costs,” which is designed as a companion volume to Get What’s Yours for Social Security.
Phil tackles aging and retirement issues for Money Magazine and PBS in his “Ask Phil” column. He is a research fellow at the Center on Aging & Work at Boston College, and also co-author of “How to Live to 100,” a U.S. News & World Report e-book.
Phil founded Insure.com, an Internet pioneer that became the leading online provider of consumer insurance information. He sold that business and later was a corporate communications executive for a Fortune 500 financial services firm. He then returned to journalism as a Contributing Editor at U.S. News & World Report, where he wrote The Best Life column on retirement and successful aging from 2008 to 2013. Phil graduated from Princeton University and has a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where he also taught.
[2:50] The importance of maximizing Social Security and Medicare, and why that's critical to your longevity
[6:00] Things Medicare will pay for that help you extend your life
[11:35] If there's a right time to claim Social Security benefits
[16:10] Some unexpected behavioral actions that impact your health
[20:10] Some secrets to happiness
If you read the drug information included with any medication a doctor prescribes for you, there is usually a long list of possible side effects, including some that make you wonder if taking the medication is worth the risk. In recent years, anti-depressants have come under attack for their overuse for various disorders and associated risks in various groups. Jason Hartman interviews psychiatrist, Dr. Peter Breggin about how pharmaceutical companies have promoted that depression and anxiety attacks and many other mental disorders and illnesses are based on chemical imbalances and that this pill or that pill will take care of the problem.
Dr. Breggin talks about how our own internal resources for overcoming challenges are discarded in exchange for a pill. He expresses that happiness and optimism are key elements in successfully facing life’s difficulties, but in this day and age, apathy from being over medicated is setting in and restricting people’s ability to manage their own emotions. Studies have shown that anti-depressants have long-term risks. Dr. Breggin claims drugs given for bi-polar disorder are nothing more than a scam. He goes on to explain that the way the drugs are supposed to work actually creates a chemical imbalance that the brain does not like, leading to unnatural changes, basically causing damage to the brain. Dr. Breggin’s focus is teaching people the high risks of medications that alter the brain’s natural functions, and helping people to learn to take control of their own mind to overcome depression, panic attacks and other mental disorders. He points out that the brain is so complex that it even has a blood/brain barrier that is supposed to keep out things that can alter the psyche of the brain, meaning psychiatric drugs have to be tailored to sneak past it.
Peter R. Breggin M.D. conducts a private practice of psychiatry in Ithaca , New York , where he treats adults, couples, and families with children. He also does consultations in the field of clinical psychopharmacology and often acts as a medical expert in criminal, malpractice and product liability suits. Before moving to Ithaca in November 2002, he was in practice for nearly thirty-five years in Washington , DC and Bethesda , Maryland . He has written dozens of scientific articles and many professional books, including Medication Madness: The Role of Psychiatric Drugs in Cases of Violence, Suicide and Crime (2008), and is on the editorial board of several journals. Dr. Breggin’s work has led to significant changes within the profession. The FDA’s recent recognition of numerous adverse reactions caused by the newer antidepressants — including suicidality in children and young adults, and a stimulant profile involving agitation, akathisia, hostility, aggression, and mania — closely follows observations made and publicized by Dr. Breggin over the past ten years.
In 2010 Dr. Breggin and his wife Ginger formed a new organization that continues their emphasis on bringing professional and laypersons together to share their concerns about the hazards of contemporary biological psychiatry while promoting more caring and empathic approaches to personal conflict and suffering. The new organization will sponsor an annual meeting each April in Syracuse, New York (empathictherapy.org).
Dr. Breggin’s two most recent books are Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry: Drugs, Electroshock and the Psychopharmaceutical Complex (2008) and Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mind-Altering Drugs (July 2008).
Mrs. Brannon holds degrees in both Nursing and Psychology from the University of Central Florida. She brings with her almost 20 years of leadership experience in hospital administration and healthcare sector marketing. With a long history of project management, Mrs. Brannon has procured and directed specialized teams to execute construction and implementation of highly complex technologies to advance tertiary and quaternary care hospitals’ market share. As an entrepreneur, she is passionate about creating scientifically supported products that are not only widely accessible to consumers, but ones that can enhance the enjoyment of life in today’s uniquely complex world. Mrs. Brannon looks forward to creating jobs and fostering the fledgling tech industry in her native South Florida community.
[2:50] What Nervana is
[4:45] Fernando's experience with Nervana and if it's in line with what everyone else will get out of it
[6:40] How the Nervana experience triggers your body with signals
[10:55] The ability to control the current entering your body, and if that's the target of the device
[14:35] If Nervana has any known side effects
[16:55] How Ami uses Nervana, and it's not how you'd think
[18:50] How Nervana factors into biohacking
[22:50] How much Nervana costs
Join Jason Hartman as he interviews Dr. Bill Osmunson, a leading dentist in the fight against fluoridation, about the many questions and fallacies surrounding the use of fluoride in fighting tooth decay. After water districts began questioning him about the safety of fluoridating water, Bill started researching the effects of fluoride. His findings changed his mind quickly about its safety.
Among the many dangers associated with fluoridation, one of the worst things happening is what it does to the brain. Studies have shown that areas with heavier fluoridation, there is a tripling in the number of mentally handicapped individuals, with a significant IQ drop of 6 – 8 points. Fluoride also creates apathy in children and adults and has been used for many years to calm down hyperactive or ADD/ADHD children. Other results of Bill’s research showed that the U.S.’s rate slowing down tooth decay has been the same as other countries that have promoted better and proper care of teeth, but who do not fluoridate the water. Bill says as a topical treatment, it may help to a small degree, but it definitely does not help to ingest it. Unfortunately, two different branches of the government disagree on whether fluoride should be swallowed or not. Warning labels on toothpaste recommend only a pea-sized amount of toothpaste to be used and warn to not swallow. Bill says the recommendations for limiting a person’s exposure to fluoride is to basically not drink tap water, but that it is nearly impossible to get away from it because it also leaches into the skin through showers and handwashing.
Jason and Bill also touch on the subject regarding the safety of mercury fillings. Bill said a mercury filling in the mouth is a trillion times more concentrated than what is found in rivers. Due to leaching of the mercury within the mouth, decay is found more than 80 percent of the time underneath a mercury filling. During brushing, cleaning, eating, and drinking hot liquids, the mercury is constantly coming off, causing mercury vapor, which is harmful as well. And like fluoride, mercury goes to the brain and into the blood stream. In Alzheimer’s patients, one of the things doctors look for in the brain is the level of mercury.
Dr. Bill Osmunson has been a dentist for 34 years, with a Masters Degree in Public Health. For the first 25 years of his practicing career, he promoted fluoridation. Following his research into the hazards, he is now involved in the fight against fluoridation of water. He produced a YouTube video talking about the issues surrounding the use of fluoride.
Jason and Louise Kuo Habakus discuss the human right to vaccination choice, the ethics and constitutionality of vaccination mandates, and what parents should do regarding vaccinating their children. Louise Kuo Habakus, M.A. and Mary Holland, J.D. co-edited the “Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health, and Our Children.” The book features more than 20 experts from the fields of ethics, law, science, medicine, business, and history, and is a call for reform. According to the research, nearly all Americans receive vaccines. “The federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently recommends 70 doses of sixteen different vaccines between birth and age eighteen, and all fifty states mandate between 30 and 45 doses of vaccines for admission to day care and school.” Public health officials tell us that vaccines are safe and effective, but there is far more to the story. Louise and Mary introduce a diverse array of interrelated topics concerning the vaccine controversy, building the case that it’s your right – not the government’s – to decide whether to vaccinate yourself or your children.
Louise Kuo Habakus is the director and co-founder of the Center for Personal Rights. She was a managing director for Putnam Investments, a corporate vice president for Prudential Financial, and a consultant with Bain & Company. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University, where she also received a graduate degree in international policy studies. In her advocacy work, she lectures and writes frequently and has appeared in numerous media outlets, including ABC World News Tonight, Fox & Friends, and the New York Times.
Dr Alona Pulde and her husband, Dr Matthew Lederman both specialize in nutritional and lifestyle medicine. Together they have created the lifestyle improvement program used in their medical center and for patients in the film Forks Over Knives. They also authored Keep It Simple, Keep It Whole and the New York Times bestseller The Forks Over Knives Plan. Matt and Alona currently live in Los Angeles with their daughters Kylee (age 4) and Jordan (age 2) while working with Whole Foods Market overseeing various health and wellness projects.
[2:45] How Dr Pulde got involved with the film Forks Over Knives
[4:47] How accepting people are in a holistic approach to healthcare
[7:40] Why the medical community is seemingly hostile toward nutritional solutions
[12:00] How our pallettes change over time when we change our diets
[16:10] Dr Pulde's optimum plate for a meal
[20:15] Whether other companies are following Whole Foods' example and investing in their employees health
Keep It Simple, Keep It Whole: Your Guide to Optimum Health
What is the basic difference between hybrid seeds and heirloom seeds? Has gardening become a lost art in this technological age? Join Jason Hartman as he discusses the changeover from heirloom to hybrid seeds in our agricultural industry with John Lipscomb, founder of El Dorado Heirloom Seeds, and how growing from hybrid seeds is having a negative impact on our lives.
John Lipscomb is the Founder of a family heirloom seed company called El Dorado Heirloom Seeds. He started the business with $2,000 and less than a pound of his own garden heirloom seeds which he counted and inserted into envelopes at his dining room table. The company operates on a cash basis with no debt. Today, they employee fifteen people, including the five family co-owners, and are on pace to generate over five million dollars in sales this year with their All-In-One Heirloom Garden Kit. The website is www.EldoradoHeirloomSeeds.com. Mr. Lipscomb has written an article called HOW HYBRID SEEDS RUINED AMERICA. Other websites include: www.patriotfood.com and www.bigjohnlipscomb.com
The right balance of personality types in your organization can make a team truly thrive.
Jennifer Kahnweiler, Ph. D. is considered to be the Champion of Introverts. She is a Certified Public Speaker and a best-selling author. She has written three great books, The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength, Quiet Influence: The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference and her latest The Genius of Opposites: How Introverts and Extroverts Achieve Extraordinary Results Together. During this interview, she alludes to the true differences between introverts and extroverts, what make introverts so special and how introverts can enhance your organization.
[2:15] How is Shyness different from Introversion?
[4:55] How does someone know if they are an introvert or extrovert?
[7:03] There is a lot of prejudice which exist against introverts.
[11:26] All of us need to flex, Introverts and Extroverts alike.
[13:20] How can introverted leaders and managers increase their influence in their roles?
[18:07] Does a person’s gender come into play when someone is trying to carve out their path?
[20:44] All must respect each other’s talents to make a partnership truly thrive.
[23:05] Discussing the 5 themes of successful partnerships.
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Robert M. Wachter, MD is Professor and Interim Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where he holds the Lynne and Marc Benioff Endowed Chair in Hospital Medicine. He is also Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine. He has published 250 articles and 6 books in the fields of quality, safety, and health policy. He coined the term “hospitalist” in a 1996 New England Journal of Medicine article and is past-president of the Society of Hospital Medicine. He is generally considered the academic leader of the hospitalist movement, the fastest growing specialty in the history of modern medicine.
He is also a national leader in the fields of patient safety and healthcare quality. He is editor of AHRQ WebM&M, a case-based patient safety journal on the Web, and AHRQ Patient Safety Network, the leading federal patient safety portal. Together, the sites receive nearly one million unique visits each year. He received one of the 2004 John M. Eisenberg Awards, the nation’s top honor in patient safety and quality. He has been selected as one of the 50 most influential physician-executives in the U.S. by Modern Healthcare magazine for the past eight years, the only academic physician to achieve this distinction; in 2015 he was #1 on the list. He is a former chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and has served on the healthcare advisory boards of several companies, including Google.
His 2015 book, The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age, was a New York Times science bestseller.
[2:30] The role of a hospitalist and why it's growing so fast
[5:58] What innovations are coming in the medical field
[10:22] The role of computers in medicine moving forward
[15:23] How important filtering information will be as technology and medicine merge
[19:10] How hospitalists have improved medical care
[22:06] The all important question we should ask ourselves about medical procedures
The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine's Computer
Human domestication from a less natural diet and lifestyle has slowly but surely led to degeneration of our species. Jason Hartman is joined by Daniel Vitalis, health and nutrition specialist, for a discussion of getting back to the “wild,” understanding the effect of our processed and hybrid foods, and learning how wild plants are medicinal and healthier for a long and healthy life.
Daniel explains that the domestic foods have been designed to be more palatable, while wild foods tend to be bitter. He gives a history lesson on bananas, which were originally full of seeds, less fleshy, and very small, needing to be cooked to be eaten. The yellow banana that we consume today came about in the 1800’s. As an illustrative example of mutated domestication, he points out that all of the dogs we have today came from the gray wolf, which is the same mutation process that has happened with food, called GMOs. Daniel encourages travel and acclimating to other temperatures, foods and water to make the body stronger. This influence on your body through environment is called epigenetics, making body changes at the genetic level.
Daniel explains that people think degenerative diseases are happening because we’re living longer today, but this is a misnomer. Our bodies began premature degeneration around 10,000 years ago when farming began. This is when arthritis and cavities first began to appear. Indigenous people and wild animals do not suffer the same degenerative processes as domesticated people and animals and this is due to the difference in diet and how they live with the environment. Compact cities and urban communities have been a feeding ground for disease, and the main cure for such diseases as polio were from the introduction of plumbing more than from vaccines. Daniel emphasizes that the interaction with natural soil and landscapes provides immunity and a strong sense of wellbeing, reducing the need for manmade medicines. Daniel Vitalis is a Leading Health, Nutrition, and Personal Development Strategist as well as a Nature Based Philosopher. He teaches that our Invincible Health is a product of living in alignment with our biological design and our role in the ecosystem. Daniel incorporates the wisdom of indigenous peoples into our modern lives. His entertaining, motivational and magnetic delivery style has made him an in-demand public speaker in North America and abroad. Daniel is the creator of www.FindASpring.com – A resource helping the public find clean, fresh, wild water – Free of manmade pollutants, wherever they live. He is also a founding member of www.SurThrival.com, the suppliers of premier, biologically active and fully natural nutritional medicines for regeneration, immunity and healthy endocrine function. He can be found at www.DanielVitalis.com, www.SurThrival.com, www.FindASpring.com.
Jason Hartman and Jonathan Emord, Esq. discuss the conflict of interests found within the FDA and their history with hiding the negative aspects of prescription drugs, as well as the benefits of natural remedies. According to Mr. Emord, “Perhaps as many as 15% to 20% of all drugs on the market today are ones that carry serious side effects, including heart attack, stroke, neurological disorders, kidney failure, liver failure, and death.”
Jonathan W. Emord is one of the nation’s leading free speech attorneys. He has defeated the Food and Drug Administration a remarkable seven times in federal court, more times than any other attorney in American history, earning him the title, “FDA Dragon Slayer.” He is the 2007 recipient of the Cancer Control Society’s Humanitarian Award for “winning and preserving our great civil rights to life, to liberty, and to health freedoms.” He is the only non-scientist ever appointed to the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists and serves as that organization’s Vice Chair. In 2010, he became the first person awarded the title “Honorary Nutrition Specialist” by the CBNS. He is also a member of the Governing Council of the International Society of Regulatory Toxicology.
Congressman Ron Paul says “[a]ll freedom-loving Americans are in debt to Jonathan Emord for his courtroom [victories]” and calls him a “hero of the health freedom revolution.” Formerly an attorney in the Reagan Administration’s Federal Communications Commission, Emord has practiced constitutional and administrative law in Washington, D.C. for the past twenty-five years. He is routinely consulted by industry, Congress, and the media on regulatory issues that affect health freedom. He is the author of four critically acclaimed books: Freedom, Technology and the First Amendment (1991); The Ultimate Price (2007); The Rise of Tyranny (2008); and Global Censorship of Health Information (2010). Mr. Emord is the American Justice columnist for USA Today Magazine.
The Know Your Stats® (KYS) campaign is a national public awareness initiative in partnership with the National Football League (NFL) and the Urology Care Foundation to increase awareness about prostate cancer, and raise funds for prostate cancer research and education.
Dr. Lowentritt is a part of the initiative and has a general urology practice with a focus on minimally invasive techniques to treat urological conditions. His expertise includes robotic, laparoscopic, and endoscopic management of renal, bladder, and prostate cancer, as well as minimally invasive options for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), kidney stones, pelvic organ prolapse, and ureteropelvic junction obstruction.
Dr. Lowentritt has been at the forefront of robotic urology procedures and was the first surgeon in Maryland to perform robot assisted surgery for bladder cancer.
He has authored numerous articles and chapters on subjects including robotic surgery, erectile dysfunction, pediatric urology, female urology and the urological management of patients after renal transplantation.
Dr. Lowentritt has been selected as a "Super Doctor" by his peers in The Washington Post magazine and as a "Top Doctor" in Baltimore magazine. Dr. Lowentritt serves on the Board of Directors for the Baltimore City Medical Society.
[2:28] The (apparently not so) unusual way NFL Hall of Famer Michael Haynes
[4:21] How prostate cancer is diagnosed
[6:56] When should men start getting screened for prostate cancer?
[8:51] Why men are hesitant to discuss prostate cancer (and their overall health in general)
Jason talks with Jeffrey Smith from the Institute for Responsible Technology in Iowa. As an international bestselling author and independent filmmaker Jeffrey M. Smith is the leading spokesperson on the health dangers of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). His meticulously researched books and films document how the world’s most powerful Ag biotech companies bluff and mislead safety officials and critics to put the health of society at risk.
His first book Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating, became the world’s best-selling and # 1 rated book on GMOs. His second book, Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods, is the authoritative work on GMO health dangers. It includes 65 health dangers, linking GMOs in our food to toxic and allergic reactions, infertility, and damage to virtually every internal organ studied in lab animals. The book expertly summarizes why the safety assessments conducted by the FDA and regulators worldwide teeter on a foundation of outdated science and false assumptions, and why GM foods must urgently become our nation’s top food safety priority. Former UK environment minister says the revelations in Genetic Roulette may “change the global course of events this century.”
Mr. Smith has counseled world leaders from every continent, campaigned to end the use of genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (rbGH or rbST), and influenced the first state laws in the United States regulating GMOs. A riveting keynote speaker and popular guest on TV shows worldwide, he has lectured in 30 countries and has been quoted by government leaders and hundreds of media outlets including, The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC World Service, Huffington Post, Nature, The Independent, Daily Telegraph, New Scientist, The Times (London), Associated Press, Reuters News Service, LA Times, Time Magazine and Genetic Engineering News.
Former US National Institutes of Health scientist Candace Pert describes Jeffrey as “the leading world expert in the understanding and communication of the health issues surrounding genetically modified foods.”
Mr. Smith has united leaders to support The Campaign for Healthier Eating in America, a revolutionary industry and consumer movement to remove GMOs from the US food supply. He is the executive director of the Institute for Responsible Technology, producer of the films Hidden Dangers in Kids’ Meals and Your Milk on Drugs—Just Say No!, writes an internationally syndicated column, Spilling the Beans, has a regular blog on the popular Huffington Post, and is followed on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Mr. Smith lives with his wife in Iowa, surrounded by genetically modified soybeans and corn.
The Institute also informs policy makers and the public around the world about the risks and impacts of GMOs on health, environment, agriculture, the global economy, and the problems associated with current research, regulation, corporate practices, and reporting.