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Ben Fuchs Radio Show - February 2018
Thursday 1 February 2018
When we see symptoms of disease this is just a sign of the problem not the problem it self. Cholesterol and cortisol are the same except cortisol has a slight tweak to its structure. Statin drugs alone make drug companies billions of dollars in profit. This is why drug companies want to get more people on statin drugs. Stress, hypothyroidism and elevated cholesterol go hand in hand and this is what leads to heart disease. Curcumin and turmeric improves memory and mood. Clayton has a question about a detox process called apheresis which cleans the blood. Also question about stem cells and fasting. Deborah from Kentucky has a question about the Z-radical or fucoid Z product and nursing a baby. Melody from California has a husband who is waking up during the night and can't get back to sleep. Carl from Oregon has a question MRI scans.
Friday 2 February 2018
Where we see signs of the problem is not usually where the real cause of the problem is. The cause of heart disease is not cholesterol it is caused by the triangle of disease, the digestive system the blood sugar system and the adrenal thyroid complex. Elevated cortisol causes elevated cholesterol. This is especially problematic for menopausal women. Calming the body down is a great health strategy for women experiencing the symptoms of menopause and trying to loose weight. Does your diet contain empty calories. Josesina from New York has a son with ADHD. Dorium from Virginia has type 1 diabetes and glaucoma. Mary from Oregon has a friend with dry eyes.
Monday 5 February 2018
Cortisol suppresses oxidation and is helpful for burning fat in the sort term. However in the long term cortisol will induce weight gain. Cortisol can be anti-inflammatory and the pharmaceutical drugs like prednisone take advantage of this to cover up symptoms and effect the immune system. Low levels of Ethanol could be good for the brain. Shauna from Idaho has a brother with skin cancer on his nose. Dan from Minnesota has a question about OCD obsessive compulsive disorder.
Wednesday 7 February 2018
Cortisol is a stress management hormone. Modern life is full of survival threats not just physiology but psychological and this activates a chronic secretion of cortisol. Our lifestyle choices get converted into our bodies through hormones. Calming the body down and telling the body it is safe using strategies like warm baths to lower cortisol. Meditation and mindfulness for lowering cortisol. Topical steroids reduces atopic dermatitis relapse in children. Carl from Oregon has a question about doctor John Mcdougall. Dan has a cortisol score of 19 in the morning. Rick from California went to the doctor after getting some chest pain.
Thursday 8 February 2018
Using mindfulness and meditation to lower cortisol. These techniques have scientifically valid health benefits. We should not be on steroid drugs like prednisone for long periods of time. This also applies to topical steroid treatments. Elevated cortisol and connective tissue. We are yesterdays lunch. Associations between liver cells and cortisol secretions in non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Topical steroids reduces atopic dermatitis relapse in children. Elaine from Alaska has a father in law who has a hiatal hernia. Rick from California has had chest pains and doctors wanted to put him on beta blockers.
Friday 9 February 2018
Topically dermatology has used steroid creams to treat skin issues for decades. As we age our cortisol goes up and this effects the connective tissue of the skin. Dry skin can be a cortisol issue. No human skin should be dry. Combination skin is both oily and dry skin at the same time. Dry skin is a connective tissue problem and this cannot be addressed at the surface of the skin. Flu season still worsening. Flu vaccine may only be 10% effective. Donna from Washington has been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Lee from California has a comment about chelation therapy. Also has a friend with parkinson's disease.
Monday 12 February 2018
The body has evolved to respond to and manage stress. The body uses cortisol/cholesterol to manage the stress response. Reducing stress can lower cholesterol. Stress is the force placed on a system. Living systems then assimilate or absorb this stress and become stronger. Homeostasis is the body's mechanism for regulating the conditions in the body. Mindfulness mediation lowers cortisol levels in the blood. Mindfulness therapy as effective as anti-depressants. Wally from Wisconsin has a friend shulman's syndrome or eosinophilic fasciitis.
Tuesday 13 February 2018
Talking about the threes stages of the general adaptation syndrome, alarm, resistance and exhaustion. Cortisol is released when we are hypoglycemic. Caffine can have cortisol like effects. Short bursts of stress followed by enough rest can be beneficial. Fast and slow thinking by daniel Kahneman. 1 in 9 women experience postpartum depression. Stephanie has a father in law who had a heart attack, multiple stints in his heart. Sue from Florida has a skin issue with her hands and feet like tiny bumps. Dan from Tennessee has a problem with hemorrhoids.
Wednesday 14 February 2018
Cortisol helps us deal with the stress of daily life. Cytokines, inflammation and cortisol. Cortisol can suppress inflammation in the short but can become a problem in the long term. Inflammation can be beneficial if it is regulated properly. Inflammation is a response and we should find the cause of the response not shut down the response. Exercising to exhaustion stimulates the growth cytokines. Vitamin C can balance out the immune suppression of cortisol. Topical application of oxy fulvic acid suppresses the immune response in mice. Robert from Nevada has a question neuropathy and diabetes. Chris from Minnesota has a question about candida and eating mushrooms. Dorium has two friend one with endometriosis and another with possible breast cancer.
Thursday 15 February 2018
Exercise is especially beneficial for older people because it turns on protein synthesis. Psychological exercise is also beneficial to maintain brain plasticity. You can also exercise your skin with short bursts of stress and lots of rest. Using techniques like exfoliation and acidic conditions for the skin. PCOS Poly-cystic ovarian syndrome linked with HS hidradenitis suppurativa. Women should not undergo screening for ovarian cancer if they do not have symptoms. Dianna from Michigan had quadruple bypass surgery and now they want to take her gallbladder out. Robert from Ontario has a question about carpel tunnel syndrome.
Friday 16 February 2018
Beginning of the show seems to be a repeat from Tuesday 16 January 2018. Processed foods linked to cancer. Tom from Idaho has soft bones. Bill from Rhode Island has a question about which water filter system Ben likes. Also has a question about eating whole coconuts to get your coconut oil. Has a question about toxicity found in eating fish. Also a question about when to back off melatonin supplementation. Elaine from Alaska has a question about iron and anaemia. Natalie has a question about acne and Accutane.
Monday 19 February 2018
Talking about the concept of hormesis which is the response to increasing amounts of stress. The result of this response is the system becomes stronger, for example exercise. Mildly stressing muscle metabolism boosts levels of a beneficial hormone that prevents obesity and diabetes. Exercising and stimulating the skin with slightly acidic conditions. Calcium and vitamin d supplements are not associated with heart attacks. Drugs that treats psoriasis also reduce aortic vascular inflammation. Kevin was on a statin drug and started to get neuropathy in his feet. Natalie stopped taking Accutane for her acne but is still getting acne and cysts in her check area.
Friday 23 February 2018
Talking about exercising the skin using things like skin peels and exfoliation. We can leverage quick bursts of inflammation to turn on the growth process. The first stage of wound healing is blood clotting then comes inflammation. We need enough nutrients to aid the healing process. Beet root juice supplements may help certain heart failure patients. Low calorie diet enhances intestinal regeneration after injury. Keith from New Jersey has mother who had abdominal surgery and now has has bouts of fainting and forgetfulness. John from Arkansas has a question about the carnivore product. Dorium from Virginia has a mother with a nagging cough at night.
Monday 26 February 2018
Inflammation is a tool of the immune system and we need to find the cause of the inflammation. Inflammation also triggers growth, repair and anti-ageing especially the skin. Chronic degenerative disease is reversible. The skin is covered with a thin layer of hard tissue. Disturbing or exercising the stratum corneum of the skin can drive the production of connective tissue. Wounding turns on the inflammation and healing process. Drug that treats psoriasis also reduces aortic vascular inflammation. Marie from Texas has food allergies which are causing panic attacks. Deborah from New york is going on a water fast and wants to know about putting vitamin C in the water. Tony from California is on a plateau with weight. Natalie from Mary Land has a success story about fasting to clear up her acne.
Tuesday 27 February 2018
Exercise can also be thought of as controlled wounding. The controlled wounding can turn on the growth process. This is also true for the surface of the skin or the stratum corneum. The dermis is the bottom layer of the skin and gets thinner as we get older. We can manipulate the fibroblast cells to give our dermis a plump and young healthy looking appearance. Link between gut bacteria and obesity. Sleep and time with pets help people living with bipolar disorder. Gut microbes protect against sepsis. New shirt has fibres that absorb light and heal skin diseases.
Wednesday 28 February 2018
Talking about the layers of the skin. The stratum corneum is the top layer and the dermis is the bottom layer and the epidermis is the middle layer. By manipulating the stratum corneum we can turn on the dermis. Skin cells move from the bottom to the top and dump their contents which contributes moisture factors to the skin. Research found factors behind nerve cell death in parkinson's opening new treatments to slow the progression. Brain waves show how exercising to music bends your mind. Jeff from California has a question about over training. Dorium from Virginia has a question about how long the turn over time is for skin cells. Doug from Missouri has a father diagnosed with parkinson's.