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Aug 3, 2022

Why You Should Listen: 

In this episode, you will learn about root cause medicine and recovering from complex, chronic conditions.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Joe Mather.  Joe Mather, MD, MPH & TM is the Medical Director of the Ruscio Institute for Functional Medicine where he works with patients, mentors other Functional Medicine practitioners and helps conduct research to improve the knowledge and field of Functional and Integrative Medicine.  He graduated from the Tulane University School of Medicine and the Tulane University School of Public Health in 2011 and completed his residency in 2014.   He is passionate about delivering cost-effective and practical medical care with a focus on GI health and environmental toxicity, especially mold-related illness.  He spends a lot of time working with patients suffering from complex and chronic diseases.  When he is not working with patients you will find him chasing his three small children, exercising, or playing music.

Key Takeaways:

  • Why are people sicker today than a decade ago?
  • What is the difference between IBS, IBD, and SIBO?
  • Is microbiome testing helpful in determining a clinical direction?
  • What are the root causes of SIBO?
  • How is constipation addressed?
  • Can the Carnivore diet be helpful for those with GI issues?
  • Is food sensitivity testing valuable?
  • How might one test their environment and their body for the presence of mold and mycotoxins?
  • Can remediation move the needle?  What about air filters and fogging?
  • Should binders be matched to the mycotoxins present?
  • How might one optimize the sinubiome?
  • Does the presence of Actinomycetes change the treatment path?
  • What is the root cause of EDS and hypermobility syndromes?
  • How important is supporting the thyroid and adrenals in recovering health?
  • What should the therapeutic order be in treating complex conditions?

Connect With My Guest:

Related Resources:

Ashok Gupta Interviews Dr. Joe Mather

Interview Date:

July 29, 2022


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The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.