Month: December 2017

#165: Rob Abbott, MD – Beyond Mast Cells: Immune System Flexibility

In this episode you will learn:

– Why Dr. Abbott thinks a big part of chronic infection is an inflexible immune system
– A look at the roles of IGM and IGG
– Mast cell’s role in the immune system

Rob Abbott is a first year family medicine resident at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Front Royal, Virginia. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 2017. He approaches medicine from an evolutionary and functional perspective and practices what he calls “spiritually focused and evolutionarily informed functional medicine.”

#164: Chris Masterjohn, PhD – Nutrition Consultant and Researcher

In this episode you will learn:

• How your body ‘economy’ budgets nutrients
• Why Cod Liver Oil used to be the ‘it’ superfood in the 1920s and 30s
• And what is important about distinguishing between regular and fermented cod liver oil

Chris Masterjohn, PhD earned in PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut in 2012. After working in academia from 2012 to 2016 he branched off. Now he is conducting independent research, developing his nutritional consulting practice, and helping people gain better health.

He says on his website “I have deep and personal experiences with the power of food, movement, and mindfulness to support health and well being. I want to take what I’ve learned and pay it forward.”

#163: Morley Robbins – The role of copper and iron in chronic inflammation

In this episode you will learn:

• Why iron is a 2 edged sword for health
• Why most blood tests for iron are inaccurate
• How borrelia Burgdorferi changes the way magnesium is used in your immune system

Morley had been a hospital executive and consultant for 32 years until he developed a condition called “frozen shoulder.” Which opened his eyes to the power of natural medicine, and set him on his path of becoming an expert in the interplay between magnesium, copper and iron metabolism.

Through his Magnesium Advocacy Group (MAG), he is committed to educating as many people as possible about the importance of iron toxicity and how magnesium and copper help regulate the well-being of all.