Mon, 20 February 2017
In this episode, Kathy and I will reveal the 7 Ways Your Stuffy Nose Can Make You Fat.
7 Ways Your Stuffy Nose Can Make You Fat
1. Stress due to breathing poorly
2. Poor breathing at night from upper airway resistance syndrome to obstructive sleep apnea
3. Craving for sugary, fatty, starchy foods
4. Poor digestion with inflammation
5. Poor oxygen uptake due to lack of nitric oxide
Buteyko breathing: Patrick McKewon podcast
6. Leptin goes down, and ghrelin goes up
7. Lack of energy and motivation
7 Ways to Lose Weight Without Dieting
Sat, 14 January 2017
An example video of the soft palate flopping back into the nose during mid-nasal exhalation. This can prevent CPAP or dental appliance use. It can also present as central apneas since there's no airflow through the nose and mouth, and no movement of the abdomen and chest.
Sat, 14 January 2017
Drug induced sleep endoscopy showing epiglottic obstruction with inhalation. Significantly improved with jaw thrust.
Sat, 14 January 2017
This is a short video of an endoscopic exam performed in the office. Initially, it’s with the patient sitting up after topical nasal decongestion and anesthesia. You can see the right and left nasal anatomy, and the Mueller’s maneuver in the middle of the video. Near the end, the patient is lying flat on her back, and you can see that the space behind the tongue base and epiglottis is much more narrow.
At the very end, I have the patient thrust her lower jaw forward, which pulls the tongue base forward significantly, allowing you to see the voice box more clearly. This is one maneuver I do to determine if a patient is potentially a good candidate for a mandibular advancement device.
Mon, 26 December 2016
In this episode, my special guest is Dr. Felix Liao, who is a holistic dentist in Falls Church, Virginia, with a special focus on connecting the mouth with whole body health.
Dr. Liao is currently president of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, the editor of Biological Dentistry Journal. He is the author of the forthcoming book Six-Foot Tiger, Three-Foot Cage — a must read for anyone who has breathing and sleep problems.
In this 47 minute interview, Dr. Liao will reveal:
Dr. Michael Gelb and Dr. Howard Hindin's book, GASP!: Airway Health – The Hidden Path To Wellness
Sun, 27 November 2016
If you don't fit the typical profile of someone with obstructive sleep apnea (MOOSE: male, older, overweight, snoring, excessive sleepiness), most doctors won't ever think that you may have obstructive sleep apnea. I see dozens of of patients every month who are told they don't have sleep apnea but were found to have moderate to severe sleep apnea after undergoing sleep studies. So if you're not a MOOSE, what are some other ways to tell if you may have sleep apnea?
In this podcast episode, Kathy and I discuss 7 Unusual Signs & Symptoms of Sleep Apnea.
Krakow's book, Sound Sleep, Sound Mind
Thu, 1 September 2016
One of the most common questions I get asked is how do I stay so skinny. In this episode, Kathy will reveal the 10 ways I stay thin and healthy.
Mindset: The Psychology of Success by Dr. Carol Dwek
Unstuff Your Stuffy Nose e-book
Sun, 14 August 2016
This is a special interview with a returning guest, Dr. A. Joseph Borelli. As you may recall, he was on our show with us in the past talking about brain dysfunction and sleep apnea. In this episode, we’re going to about the Walking Dead: How Sleep-Deprived Zombies Are For Real.
In this 60 minute interview, we will cover the following:
Dr. Borelli's past interview on brain health
Thu, 7 July 2016
In this episode, Kathy and I talk about one thing that most people don't think about when sleep apnea is mentioned: Sexual and reproductive problems. Find out:
Goncalves, M. A., et al. "Erectile dysfunction, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and nasal CPAP treatment." Sleep medicine 6.4 (2005): 333-339.
Hirshkowitz, Max, et al. "Prevalence of sleep apnea in men with erectile dysfunction." Urology 36.3 (1990): 232-234.
Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers, by Dr. Robert Sapolsky
Subramanian, Shyam, et al. "Sexual dysfunction in women with obstructive sleep apnea." Sleep and Breathing 14.1 (2010): 59-62.
Petersen, Marian, et al. "Sexual function in female patients with obstructive sleep apnea." The journal of sexual medicine 8.9 (2011): 2560-2568.
Carlsen, Elisabeth, et al. "Evidence for decreasing quality of semen during past 50 years." Bmj 305.6854 (1992): 609-613.
Rolland, Matthieu, et al. "Decline in semen concentration and morphology in a sample of 26 609 men close to general population between 1989 and 2005 in France." Human Reproduction (2012): des415.
Gaskins, Audrey Jane, et al. "Physical activity and television watching in relation to semen quality in young men." British journal of sports medicine(2013): bjsports-2012.
Agarwal, Ashok, et al. "Effect of cell phone usage on semen analysis in men attending infertility clinic: an observational study." Fertility and sterility 89.1 (2008): 124-128.
Sleep Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired
Wed, 23 March 2016
In this podcast episode, Kathy and will talk about the 20 top ways of getting rid of your snoring. We’l. cover 15 non-prescriptions and rover-the counter options, as well as 5 prescription/surgical options.
Dr. Karen Bonuck’s interview on snoring and behavioral problems
New York Times article on spouses sleeping in separate bedrooms
Snoring demonstration video
Reflux causes sensory damage
Snoring causes sensory damage
Snoring and carotid artery plaques
Lingual tonsils and reflux