The Health Edge 28: Heart Health- How to Prevent a Broken Heart

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In this episode of The Health Edge, John and Mark examine heart disease risk from the perspective of lifestyle strategies to lower inflammation and oxidative stress. They challenge the conventional wisdom of the diet-fat-cholesterol heart disease hypothesis and the recommendations they have prompted over the last two generations.

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The Health Edge 28: Heart Health-Preventing a Broken Heart

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In this episode of The Health Edge, John and Mark examine heart disease risk from the perspective of lifestyle strategies to lower inflammation and oxidative stress. They challenge the conventional wisdom of the diet-fat-cholesterol heart disease hypothesis and the recommendations they have prompted over the last two generations.


The Health Edge 27: Gut Balance-All health Starts Here

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In this episode of The Health Edge John and Mark review the link between gastrointestinal balance and health. They explore leaky gut or intestinal permeability, SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), and dysbiosis as common causes of both gastrointestinal health concerns like GERD (reflux), IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and many non-gastrointestinal health issues e.g. asthma, eczema, autoimmunity, headaches, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, etc.

John and mark review common labs for consideration in the assessment of gut imbalances and briefly review a 5-R approach to gut health:

R- remove offending triggers

R-Replace e.g. digestive enzymes

R- Repopulate healthy flora with plant-based fermentable fiber, fermented foods and probiotics

R- Repair using lifestyle strategies and supplements

R- Relax, stress reduction

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The Health Edge 27: Gut Health-Always the Place to Start

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In this episode of The Health Edge John and Mark review the link between gastrointestinal balance and health. They explore leaky gut or intestinal permeability, SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), and dysbiosis as common causes of both gastrointestinal health concerns like GERD (reflux), IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and many non-gastrointestinal health issues e.g. asthma, eczema, autoimmunity, headaches, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, etc.

John and mark review common labs for consideration in the assessment of gut imbalances and briefly review a 5-R approach to gut health:

R- remove offending triggers

R-Replace e.g. digestive enzymes

R- Repopulate healthy flora with plant-based fermentable fiber, fermented foods and probiotics

R- Repair using lifestyle strategies and supplements

R- Relax, stress reduction


The Health Edge 26: Allostatic Load and Mind-Body Health

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In this episode of The Health Edge Mark reviews the neuroscience linking stress and the fight-flight response with chronic complex disease and quality of life. He reviews the research of Richard Davidson PhD, Robert Sapolsky PhD, Herb Benson MD and Bruce McEwen who has advanced the understanding of allostatic load and health. Mark concludes with several lifestyle considerations for creating health that have been shown to reduce allostatic load and the many downstream mediators that undermine health.

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The Health Edge 26: Allostatic Load and Mind-Body Balance

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In this episode of The Health Edge Mark reviews the neuroscience linking stress and the fight-flight response with chronic complex disease and quality of life. He reviews the research of Richard Davidson PhD, Robert Sapolsky PhD, Herb Benson MD and Bruce McEwen who has advanced the understanding of allostatic load and health. Mark concludes with several lifestyle considerations for creating health that have been shown to reduce allostatic load and the many downstream mediators that undermine health.