Podcast - #22.0 Michael Gay

June 20th, 2022

Dr. M's WACF Podcast

My guest this week is Michael Gay. Michael is a therapist in private practice in Boulder, Colorado. He earned his M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Naropa University with a focus in Transpersonal Psychology. Michael has worked in the field of counseling for the last 14 years as a guide, therapist, and trainer. He was a Wilderness Therapy guide for 6 years, leading and facilitating in deep transformational work with teens, adults, and families in the mountains and high desert. He has also worked extensively in the field of addiction and recovery.

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Podcast - #22 Michael Gay

June 13th, 2022

 

Volume 12, Letter 26

Dr. M’s Women and Children First Podcast

My guest this week is Michael Gay. Michael is a therapist in private practice in Boulder, Colorado. He earned his M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Naropa University with a focus in Transpersonal Psychology. Michael has worked in the field of counseling for the last 14 years as a guide, therapist, and trainer. He was a Wilderness Therapy guide for 6 years, leading and facilitating in deep transformational work with teens, adults, and families in the mountains and high desert.

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Dr. M’s Women and Children First Podcast #21 - Traver Boehm An Uncivilized Journey

 

June 6th, 2022

Dr. M's WACF Podcast

What does it mean to be a man in modern times? To be in tune with and feel all aspects of one's life experiences? To be unapologetic, authentic and safe? To move past trauma and pain? In other words, to be a man uncivilized.

To better understand these questions, I give you the words or Traver Boehm: "Men had to choose between two outdated and broken options....Be the Lone Wolf and die ALONE with a chest full of unexpressed emotions and a wake of broken relationships behind him. A man who thinks the feminine is weakness and weakness is unbearable. He misunderstands that within his weaknesses lie his greatest strengths. Or…

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Volume 12, Letter 24 Podcast - Dr. M’s Women and Children First Podcast #21 – Traver Boehm

May 30th, 2022

What does it mean to be a man in modern times? To be in tune with and feel all aspects of one's life experiences? To be unapologetic, authentic and safe? To move past trauma and pain? In other words, to be a man uncivilized.

To better understand these questions, I give you the words or Traver Boehm: "Men had to choose between two outdated and broken options....Be the Lone Wolf and die ALONE with a chest full of unexpressed emotions and a wake of broken relationships behind him. A man who thinks the feminine is weakness and weakness is unbearable. He misunderstands that within his weaknesses lie his greatest strengths. Or… Be the Sensitive New Age “Nice Guy” and have a million bestest girlfriends, now living as the wolf in sheep’s clothing. A man who thinks the masculine is terrifying and is forced to deny every aspect of his own manhood.

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Dr. M’s Women and Children First Podcast #20 – Dr. Sanford Newmark

 

 May 23rd, 2022

Volume 12, Letter 23

Coronavirus Update 62 plus other stuff
Lots on boosters today while the persistent world of Covid exposure drags on.

North Carolina like the rest of the country is seeing a small new Covid wave. Life here is moving along like the pre-pandemic days.

Salisbury Pediatrics is Covid testing between a zero and 2% positive rate week by week still. Influenza A was prominent in our practice but fading again.

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Dr. M’s Women and Children First Podcast #20 – Dr. Sanford Newmark ADHD without Drugs

May 16th, 2022

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Sandy Newmark, MD is the Director of Clinical Programs at the University of California at San Francisco's Osher Center for Integrative Health. He is an Integrative Pediatrician and a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UCSF with the title of Osher Foundation Endowed Chair in Clinical Programs in Integrative Medicine. To me, he is an amazing teacher and onion peeler in the world of attention deficit.

I met Sandy back in 2006 as he was the lead Pediatric teacher in the University of Arizona's Integrative Medicine Fellowship. He immediately made an impact on my career as a leader in this new way of seeing the world of medicine.

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Dr. M’s Women and Children First Podcast #19 – Dr. Alessio Fasano

 

May 9th, 2022

Dr. M's WACF Podcast

Intestinal Permeability, Microbiomes and MISIn this podcast, I sit down with Pediatric Gastroenterologist Dr. Alessio Fasano from the Massachusettes General Hospital Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology to discuss the current research on Intestinal Permeability, Microbiomes and MIS, Multi Inflammatory Syndrome in Children .

This podcast is a wide ranging discussion about intestinal health, the microbiome and how SARS2 is causing MIS in children.

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Dr. M’s Women and Children First Podcast #19 – Dr. Alessio Fasano

May 2nd, 2022

Volume 12, Letter 18

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Intestinal Permeability, Microbiomes and MIS

In this podcast, I sit down with Pediatric Gastroenterologist Dr. Alessio Fasano from the Massachusettes General Hospital Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology to discuss the current research on Intestinal Permeability, Microbiomes and MIS, Multi Inflammatory Syndrome in Children .

Dr. Fasano also directs the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center and is associate chief for Basic, Clinical and Translational Research. Under his leadership, investigators are studying the molecular mechanisms of autoimmune disorders including celiac disease, and other-gluten-related disorders.

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  Dr. M’s Women and Children First Podcast #18 – Dr. Steve Borowitz

April 18th, 2022

 Volume 12, Letter 18

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Children, Constipation and Cow's Milk Intolerance

In this podcast, I sit down with Pediatric Gastroenterologist Dr. Steve Borowitz from the University of Virginia Department of Pediatrics to discuss the current reality of constipation in children as well as cow's milk intolerance.

Dr. Borowitz graduated from Tulane University and Rush Medical College before attending Vanderbilt University for his Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship.

He is a wealth of knowledge and one of my favorite teachers. We dive into the deep end of the pool on these two topics specifically focusing on root causes and treatment.

Enjoy my conversation with Dr. Borowitz,
Dr. M

 

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Dr. M’s Women and Children First Podcast #18 – Dr. Steve Borowitz

April 11th, 2022

Dr. M's WACF Podcast

Children, Constipation and Cow's Milk Intolerance

In this podcast, I sit down with Pediatric Gastroenterologist Dr. Steve Borowitz from the University of Virginia Department of Pediatrics to discuss the current reality of constipation in children as well as cow's milk intolerance.

Dr. Borowitz graduated from Tulane University and Rush Medical College before attending Vanderbilt University for his Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship.

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Dr. M’s Women and Children First Podcast #18 – Dr. Steve Borowitz

April 4th, 2022

 

Children, Constipation and Cow's Milk Intolerance

In this podcast, I sit down with Pediatric Gastroenterologist Dr. Steve Borowitz from the University of Virginia Department of Pediatrics to discuss the current reality of constipation in children as well as cow's milk intolerance.

Dr. Borowitz graduated from Tulane University and Rush Medical College before attending Vanderbilt University for his Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship.

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Dr. M’s Women and Children First Podcast #17 with Dr. Larry Rosen

 March 28th, 2022

Dr. M's WACF Podcast

I sit down with Integrative Pediatrician Dr. Larry Rosen this week to dive into the world of children post Covid. What is happening and what do we need to do to right the ship?

Dr. Rosen is the founder of the Whole Child Center in New Jersey. He is the co-author of “Treatment Alternatives for Children,” an evidence based - informed guide for parents interested in natural solutions for common childhood ailments.

He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology before attending New York Medical College. He then completed his residency and chief residency in pediatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

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Volume 12, Letter 12 Podcast

 March 22nd, 2022

Covid Pathophysiology Deep Dive, Death Risk and Disease Prevention

 In this weeks podcast, we go very deep into the world of why Covid19 was able to produce so much mortality in the United States. It is the audio version of section III from the Covid updates.

Why were we so unprepared to survive as a culture? Why is this virus so capable of hijacking our immune physiology for it's benefit? What are the upstream risk factors for a bad outcome. But most importantly, we learn the immunologic reasons why we are at risk at the micro level leading to concrete pathways to undoing the risk.

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Volume 12, Letter 13 Coronavirus Update 57

 

March 14th, 2022


This may be the last Covid newsletter for a while unless some interesting data shows up. I have found very little to talk about this week and that is a good thing!

North Carolina like the rest of the country is now without much Covid related illness. We are testing between a zero and 2% positive rate. Lowest since the pandemic began.

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 Putting It All Together #3 - Dr. Rick Johnson and the Continued Fructose Story

Volume 12, Letter 12

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In this podcast, we go deeper into the amazing "Survival Switch" research of Dr. Johnson and his team. The evolutionary realities that are at play here are nothing short of astounding for every human alive. To understand this research is to understand a major piece of human disease etiology where the rubber meets the road. Please listen to Dr. Johnson's podcast #14 - (see below) before listening to this podcast if possible as they are reinforcing of each other.

Best,

Dr. M

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Volume 12, Letter 11 Coronavirus Update 56

 

February 2, 2022

As this Omicron wave comes back to Earth, I am going to shift gears and spend a little more time looking at secondary problems of the Pandemic and now Endemic disease of SARS2 Covid19.

This week in specific we are going to look a little closer at kids and mental health.

No change here:

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NURTURE SHOCK PODCAST

Volume 12, Letter 10

 Ashley Merryman is best known as the co author of the top selling book Nurture Shock. She has written for Newsweek, Time, the New York Times, the Washington Post and many more. A frequent commentator on radio and television, she is known globally as a social science writer of distinction.

Her work has been cited as a research authority in 80 academic journals and 260 books, and it is being used as text in universities around the world.

Educational stops included a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, a J.D. from the Georgetown University’s Law Center, and a Certificate in Irish Studies from Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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Podcast Nurture Shock

February14th, 2022

This coming weekend, I will be releasing a podcast with Ashley Merryman who is best known as the co author of the top selling book Nurture Shock. This book is a personal favorite. She has written for Newsweek, Time, the New York Times, the Washington Post and more. A frequent commentator on radio and television, she is known globally as a social science writer of distinction.
Her work has been cited as a research authority in 80 academic journals and 260 books, and it is being used as text in universities around the world.

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Volume 12, Letter 8 COVID Omicron Update #54

 

February 7th, 2022

- SPA Newsletter Audiocast Volume 12 Letter 7:

Why do we continue to prioritize adult health over children? Why are we not recognizing natural immunity? Why are we pushing boosters for healthy people? Why are we not messaging lifestyle immune risks?

The answers to these questions and much more in the podcast update #54

Enjoy,
Dr. M

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Podcast - Why Nature Wants Us To Be Fat 

 

 

January 31st, 2022

Today, we dive back in time to see why humans adapted to gain fat and survive. I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Richard J. Johnson, M.D. He is the Tomas Berl Professor of Medicine and the Chief of the Renal Division and Hypertension at the University of Colorado since 2008. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with a major in Anthropology, and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, he is a physician and nephrologist whose research has focused on the role of sugar, and especially fructose, in driving obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and kidney disease.

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