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Dec 28, 2022

Why You Should Listen: 

In this episode, you will learn about the role of microbes in chronic disease.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Stephen E Fry.  Stephen E. Fry, BS, MS, MD has a BS in Microbiology and an MS in Molecular Biology and a Medical Degree all earned at the University of Arizona. He completed his Post graduate training at Banner Health and St Joseph’s Medical Center in the Phoenix metropolitan area.   He has been in General Practice in the Scottsdale, Arizona since 1992 and has had a special clinical interest in CFS, autoimmune, and vascular disease.  He has lectured nationally and has numerous publications, abstracts, and patents.   His science interests are in the microbial causation of chronic disease, biofilms, and their treatment.  Because of these interests Dr. Fry has worked on new methods for disease detection which have culminated in the development of a Next-Gen Sequencing system for microbial identification.  Dr. Fry is the founder of Fry Laboratories LLC, a CLIA clinical diagnostic laboratory that participates in CAP (College of American Pathologists) and API (American Proficiency Institute) validation systems.  He founded the Southwest Center for Chronic Disease to help fund basic medical research.  His laboratory, Fry Laboratories, specializes in vector-borne diseases, molecular methods of detection of prokaryotes, archaea, protozoans, fungi, and viruses. Dr. Fry enjoys family time and has a private pilot’s license, is an avid skier, sailor, and bicyclist.

Key Takeaways:

  • Where do things stand today with Protomyxzoa and Funneliformis?
  • What is the role of biofilms in chronic infections?
  • Are fungi or viruses likely more health-impacting?
  • Is kombucha a healthy drink?
  • Why is Next-Gen Sequencing the leading edge technology for exploring the presence of microbes?
  • What microbes play a role in ME/CFS, ALS, MS, Parkinson's, RA, and Cystic Fibrosis?
  • How has the landscape changed in chronic illness patients since COVID came on the scene?

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Interview Date:

December 20, 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.