Breathe Better, Sleep Better, Live Better Podcast

In this episode, Kathy and I will dispel 7 of the most common myths about sleep apnea surgery.

  1. UPPP doesn’t work
  2. Tonsils should not be removed since they help fight infections
  3. UPPP causes swallowing problems
  4. UPPP makes CPAP impossible to use
  5. CPAP is always better than surgery
  6. Surgery should not be done for mild or no sleep apnea
  7. Find a surgeon that has done a high volume of procedures

Show Notes 

Traffic fatality in NYC 1.17/100K

Anesthesia related deaths 0.5-0.8 / 100K

The Truth About Obstructive Sleep Apnea Surgery E-book

Totally CPAP

Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers: The Story of Success

Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise, by Eric Ericsson

Direct download: 050_-_Surgery_Myths_Final_2.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:15am EDT

What is the little-known problem that's causing a lot of people to be sick and tired, that many doctors miss? In this podcast episode Kathy and I discuss how the epiglottis may be the reason behind your chronic fatigue, anxiety, or headaches. In this episode we'll cover the following:

  1. Learn about the anatomy of the epiglottis 
  2. 3 reasons why your epiglottis is more floppy
  3. How to diagnose a floppy epiglottis
  4. Non-surgical options
  5. How to find the right surgeon.

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Show Notes

Epiglottis diagram 

Floppy eiglottis video

The Little-Known Breathing Problem That Most Doctors Miss blogpost

Glyphosate podcast

Glyphosate and bone problems

Joint laxity article

Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS)

Drug induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) in patients with AHI < 5

Mandibular advancement devices

Swallowing problems after epiglottis removal paper

Epiglottis obstruction after cervical fusion article

Laryngomalacia in children

OSA Surgery e-book

Finding the right surgeon

Myths about sleep apnea surgery

Atrial fibrillation and OSA article

Direct download: 049_-_Epiglottis_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:07pm EDT

In this episode, Kathy and I go over 10 steps that I take to stay thin, healthy and happy.

 

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Shownotes

How Glyphosate May Be Shrinking Our Children’s Faces (Podcast 47)

How Allergies Can Ruin Your Sleep (Podcast 22)

Slow Death by Rubber Duck

Pinterest DYI household cleaning products 

Environmental Working Group

ADA history

Eat Dirt

Thrive Market

Amazon Fresh

Brian Palmer interview 

The Autoimmune Fix

Plant Paradox

Immune System Recovery Plan

UARS 

Grain Brain

Wheat Belly

Food, Inc. Movie

Dr. Gominak’s interview on Vitamin D

Direct download: 048_-_10_Steps_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:49pm EDT

In this episode, Kathy and I will discuss how glyphosate, the main ingredient in the weed killer Roundup, may be making our children’s faces smaller. Here are the topics we will discuss:

  1. What is glyphosate and how did we get here?
  2. My personal mission to find out why my youngest son has so many food allergies
  3. Common health problems associated with glyphosate
  4. Common foods with glyphosate
  5. 7 Ways glyphosate interferes with health
  6. 5 ways you can minimize glyphosate exposure.
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Show Notes
 
The High Cost of Pesticides: Human and Animal Diseases
Changing Faces: The Consequences of Exposure to Gene and Thyroid Disrupting Toxins
Direct download: Podcast_47_-_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:24pm EDT

In this episode, we have Mr. Roger Price, who has more than five decades of experience and qualifications in multiple areas of human health, giving him a unique background and ability to ‘see the big picture’, as well as to spearhead the integration of previously unconnected disciplines into a Functional Health Program. He is internationally recognized as “The Man who connected Dentistry, Sleep and Breathing."
 
In this interview, we discuss:
  • What is the link between children’s teeth and the way they sleep?
  • How did modern humans change the rules of life?
  • How we changed our diets and feed our babies to make things worse
  • Why the AHI is not a reliable measure of sleep quality
  • The myth about nasal breathing
  • Why 90% of asthma is not really asthma
  • How to control an asthma attack
  • The two genetic markers of asthma
  • The truth about Buteyko Breathing
  • Symptom management vs. educational program
  • The 3 basic myths about breathing
  • The Dental Diet by Dr. Steven Lin.
 
 
Direct download: Podcast_46_-_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:50pm EDT

In this podcast episode, Dr. Barry Rafael joins us to talk about integrative orthodontics and his mission to teach patients, parents, and professionals about Airway-Related Oral Dysfunctions and treatment alternatives.

In this 62 minute interview, Dr. Rafael will reveal:

  1. When children should be checked for airway dental disease
  2. The ADA position paper on the role of dentists in sleep disordered breathing 
  3. The legacy of Dr. Brian Palmer 
  4. His integrative approach to orthodontics
  5. His efforts to educate the profession
  6. His practice protocols.

 

Show Notes

Pottinger’s Cats: A Study in Nutrition
Direct download: Podcast_45_-_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:58pm EDT

In this episode, Kathy and I will reveal "Why Better Breathing Doesn’t Always Lead to Better Health."

Here are 7 of these reasons. Please listen to the recording to find out more.

1. You can’t control your breathing when you’re sleeping
2. You don’t know you’re not breathing well
3. You can’t control your sleep position or posture at night
4. Not all breathing is equal
5. The oxygen myth: Lack of breathing, not lack of oxygen
6. Despite high levels of oxygen in your bloodstream, it may not reach certain areas of your body under stress
7. Stress-Breathing Paradox

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Shownotes

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Dr. Robert Sapolsky
 
 
 
Direct download: Podcast_44_-_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:29am EDT

Here are 7 health conditions that you won’t think about that may suggest that you have a sleep-breathing disorder. 
 
1. Nighttime urination
 
2. Atrial Fibrillation
 
3. Panic attacks at night
 
4. Seizures
 
5. GI problems
 
6. Skin problems
 
7. Infertility 
 
Bonus: Cancer
 
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Show Notes
 
 
 
Direct download: Podcast_43_-_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:57pm EDT

In this episode, Kathy and I will explain why some women have throat pain just before their periods. It’s guaranteed to lave your doctor stumped. Even you’re a man, you’ll find this information valuable for yourself or a loved one.

Please leave a comment on iTunes

Show Notes

Blog post

Dr. Christianne Northrup: Wisdom of Menopause

Unstuff Your stuffy nose e-book

Macrolide antibiotics

UARS

Tongue exercises: Bennet

Myofunctional Therapy

Acupuncture

Shames: Hormones

Singh

Belfor

Nutritional supplements

Elisa Viti: Woman Code

Direct download: Podcast_42_-_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:54am EDT

In this episode, we have a special guest interview with Mr. Joshua Thomas, who runs a fantastic website, fixyoursleeptoday.com.  Joshua has an amazing story to share with us, describing his journey going through a maze in the medical system for years before being able to find help for his wife, by finally treating undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea.

In this 32 minute interview, he will reveal:

1. What motivated Joshua to start up fixyoursleeptoday.com?

2. How has this affected him personally, and what had to be changed to sleep better and be healthier in general?

3. What are the most common questions that he gets his readers?

4. What are some of the most successful options his readers have had for snoring? 

5. What are some of his favorite over-the-counter (OTC) devices for snoring?

6. What to tell people that they don’t want to use a gadget, device or a machine for the rest of their lives?

7. How to help people who have “paralysis by analysis”? 

8. The one thing that people usually don’t address about sleep that’s important to consider.

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Show notes

fixyoursleep.com

Sleep Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired

Totally CPAP: A Sleep Physician’s Guide to Restoring Your Sleep and Reclaiming Your Life

Direct download: Podcast_41_-_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:49am EDT