Month: February 2018

#173: Richard Lin, CEO Thryve – Genetic Testing for Your Gut Microbiome

In this episode you will learn

• Why Gut health continues to be essential for overall health
• What microbe RNA can tell you about your gut health
• What you need to sample to to measure your microbiome

Several years ago Richard Lin became ill after taking course of antibiotics. And ended up being hospitalized. Wondered why he got sick, started reading literature on gut health and discovered the microme. After heading down that rabbit hole he learned more and more about the gut microbiome he realized that there wasn’t a service dedicated to helping people monitor and improve their microbiome health. So he founded Thryve, a company dedicated to creating personalized probiotic formulas.

#172: Dr. Rob Abbott – Making sense of our last interview with Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker

This episode is a special look back at last week’s interview with Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker (#171) to help us all make sense of what Dr. Shoemaker was talking about. Helping us do that is our good friend, Dr. Rob Abbott.

Dr. 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.

#171: Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker – What happens to your genes when you get Lyme

In this episode you will learn:

• What antibiotic use does to your mitochondria
• The role statins play in epigenetics
• How antibiotics may be doing you more harm than good

Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker has been the leader in the field of research into the effects of toxic mold on the human body, and has collaborated on both national and international research on this topic. Dr. Shoemaker graduated from Duke University, and before he retired he practiced medicine in Pokomoke MD.

Dr. Shoemaker has published eight books, the newest is Surviving Mold. He also has numerous publications in scientific research journals.

#170: MM Drymon, PhD – The ancient history of Lyme disease and tick-borne infections

In this episode you will learn:

• The ancestor of borellia that was preserved in amber
• How Neanderthal DNA might effect modern human immune systems
• Why European noblemen might have had more exposure to Lyme Disease than their peasant countrymen.

M.M. Drymon, PhD is an historian and writer who lives on the coast of Maine. With an extensive background as a museum educator and curator,she has interests in the Landscape Change, History of Witches, Scotch-Irish culture,historic foodways.

She also is a Lyme Disease and Autism advocate. Ms Drymon has a M.A. in American and New England Studies and has a PhD in public policy and teaches at the University of Southern Main.