Entries by drweitz

Fish Oil Supplements Help Stabilize Chronic Kidney Disease

Patients with both diabetes and coronary artery disease often develop chronic kidney disease. Increasing levels of a protein, albumin, in the urine is one of the key indicators of the development and progression of chronic kidney disease. This is referred to as albuminuria. Normal, healthy kidneys filter out large protein molecules and do not allow […]

Rational Wellness Podcast 026: Probiotic Advice with Dr. Jason Hawrelak

http://traffic.libsyn.com/rationalwellness/RWP026_Jason_Hawrelak.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSDr. Jason Hawrelak from Australia speaks to Dr. Ben Weitz about probiotics and which particular strain has which properties.  5:19  I asked Dr. Hawrelak to explain how probiotics can help restore a healthy balance of bacteria in our colon and digestive tract? Dr. Hawrelak […]

Rational Wellness Podcast 025: Galectin-3 and Modified Citrus Pectin with Dr. Isaac Eliaz

http://traffic.libsyn.com/rationalwellness/RWP025.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSDr. Ben Weitz interviews Dr. Isaac Eliaz, who discusses Galectin-3, an inflammatory protein measured in the blood, that increases risk of nearly every chronic disease, including heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, chronic kidney disease, and heart failure. 3:15  Dr. Eliaz explains that inflammation is […]

Rational Wellness Podcast 024: Healing From Trauma with Debi Silber

http://traffic.libsyn.com/rationalwellness/Rational_Wellness_Podcast_024_Silber_AUDIO.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSDebi Silber speaks with Dr. Ben Weitz on overcoming trauma and how to avoid emotional eating.  She has developed a multi-pronged approach to helping people avoid or heal from a life crisis. We may use food as a way to numb and distract ourselves. […]

Rational Wellness Podcast Episode 023: Men’s Sexual Health with Dr. Karlis Ullis

http://traffic.libsyn.com/rationalwellness/Rational_Wellness_Podcast_023_AUDIO.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSDr. Karlis Ullis joins Dr. Ben Weitz for a discussion of Men’s Sexual Health. I mentioned that male testosterone levels have been dropping for the last 20 years about 17%. I asked Dr. Ullis why he thinks this is and he answered that there […]

Rational Wellness Podcast Episode 022: Oral Health with Dr. Al Danenberg

http://traffic.libsyn.com/rationalwellness/Rational_Wellness_Podcast_Episode_022_Oral_Health_with_Dr._Al_Danenberg.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSDr. Al Danenberg, Wholistic Periodontist and Functional Medicine Doctor, discusses periodontal disease and the health of the mouth with Dr. Ben Weitz. Periodontitis is caused by microorganisms adhering to the teeth and an overly aggressive immune response. This occurs in over 50% of the […]

Rational Wellness Podcast 021: David Foreman on Heart Disease Prevention

http://traffic.libsyn.com/rationalwellness/RWP_21_DavidForemanAUDIOONLY.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSDavid Foreman, the Herbal Pharmacist, discusses strategies to prevent heart disease with Dr. Ben Weitz.  I started the discussion by laying out the American Heart Association position that the cause of heart disease is the consumption of saturated fats like red meat, butter, and […]

Rational Wellness Podcast Episode 020: Female Hormones with Dr. Jill Stocker

http://traffic.libsyn.com/rationalwellness/Jill_Stocker_podcast_1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSDr. Jill Stocker discusses the use of bioidentical estrogen and progesterone hormones to help women restore their youth and vigor and their “juiciness”.  I laid out the topic first by talking about how it was believed for decades that estrogen was protective for the […]