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BetterHealthGuy Blogcasts

Mar 29, 2017

Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about mold illness, cell danger response, mast cell activation, and much more.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Neil Nathan, MD. Dr. Nathan is a Board-Certified Family Physician and a Founding Diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine. From the time he began medical school at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine, it has always been his passion to try to help as many of patients as possible. He was never satisfied with sending patients home with the cliché: “Sorry, we just don’t have any answers for you.” In a career of more than 40 years, he has delivered babies, done surgery, and worked in the emergency room but over the years found other disciplines that held the promise of providing more useful answers for those patients that did not respond adequately to conventional care. Over time, he found himself working mostly with patients who had not received a clear diagnosis from conventional medicine and were suffering with persistent and debilitating illnesses. These included Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Lyme disease with its co-infections, mold illness, Autism, and all varieties of Chronic Pain, amongst others. Dr. Neil Nathan is honored to have been the recipient of the First Annual Rich van Konynenburg Award from the Seeking Health Educational Institute Conference coordinated by Dr. Ben Lynch. Dr. Nathan worked with Dr. Konynenburg in completing research on methylation chemistry in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia which helped to launch the profound increase in interest in this subject on an international level. He is an author with several books available on including "On Hope and Healing: For Those Who Have Fallen Through the Medical Cracks", "Healing Is Possible: New Hope for Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Persistent Pain, and Other Chronic Illnesses" and his latest "Mold & Mycotoxins: Current Evaluation and Treatment 2016" which is a personal favorite. Many of his patients simply cannot take even miniscule doses of herbs, or homeopathic remedies without a profound reaction. While their physicians, who may never have seen such sensitivities, diagnose them as having depression and anxiety, these reactions are not psychogenic, but physical. He continues to develop new strategies and treatments to help these patients recover their health.

Key Takeaways:

  • What tests are useful for exploring mold in the environment?
  • How is RealTime Labs urine mycotoxin testing helpful?
  • What is his basic approach to treating the mold patient?
  • What do you treat first - Lyme or mold?
  • What is Cell Danger Response and what research is underway in this area?
  • What is Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, what triggers it, and how is it treated?
  • What is the role of viruses in chronic illness?
  • Should we be looking at SNPs when exploring methylation?

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Interview Date:

March 28, 2017

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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.