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Feb 11, 2021

Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about the autoimmune pandemic and how microbes are often at the core of autoimmune conditions.

About My Guests:

My guests for this episode are Dr. Steven Phillips and Dana Parish. Steven Phillips, MD is a renowned Yale-trained physician, international lecturer, and media go-to expert. Well-published in the medical literature, he has treated over 20,000 patients with complex, chronic illness from nearly 20 countries. Dr. Phillips experienced firsthand the nightmare of an undiagnosed, serious infection after nearly dying from his own “mystery illness,” and having to save his own life when 25 doctors could not. Dana Parish developed Lyme-induced heart failure as a result of being improperly diagnosed by some of the “top” doctors in the country—and had her life saved by Dr. Phillips. A chart-topping Sony/ATV singer/songwriter who has written songs for artists like Celine Dion and Idina Menzel, she has become a major voice in the world of chronic illness. Her popular column on Huffington Post has been read by more than one million people globally.

Key Takeaways:

  • Is autoimmunity a symptom of an underlying pathogen or a condition of its own?
  • Why does modern medicine attempt to use steroids and biolgoics, and what are the potential consequences?
  • Why are infections more likely to lead to autoimmunity today
  • Is detoxification important in a healing strategy
  • Are vector-borne microbes the core issue or simply one component of autoimmune conditions?
  • What is "Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome"? Is it just another way to invalidate patient experiences?
  • How often are people infected with these organisms but not picked up with existing labs?
  • What role do Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever (TBRF) Borrelias play?
  • Do parasites play a role in chronic, complex illness?
  • Do infections serve as triggers for demyelination?
  • What are the top triggers for PANS?
  • Are vector-borne pathogens sexually transmitted? During a pregnancy?
  • Can psychiatric conditions be the result of an underlying infection?
  • Can mast cell stabilizers have potential downsides?
  • What role do viruses play?
  • What are the core issues in ALS?
  • What is missing from current treatment strategies for neurodegenerative conditions?
  • Does autism have an infectious component?
  • How might liposomal oregano oil be helpful in the treatment of vector-borne infections?
  • What are some potential concerns with the use of Disulfiram and methylene blue?
  • What does "maintenance" look like?
  • Might a focus on mental and emotional health benefit patients?
  • Does limbic system retraining have a place?

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Interview Date:

February 9, 2021


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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.