Breathe Better, Sleep Better, Live Better Podcast (podcast)

In this episode, I'm excited to have with us Dr. Richard Baxter, author of the relatively new book, Tongue tied: How a Tiny String Under the Tongue Impacts Nursing, Speech, Feeding, and More. 

In this 60 minute interview, find out:

  • What is tongue tie? What are some other names for it?
  • What are some common misconceptions about this condition?
  • Why and how does it develop? 
  • Is there an increase in incidence or are we picking up more?
  • How does it negatively affect breastfeeding?
  • How can it be detected and treated?
  • What’s the research supporting this?
  • How can tongue tie affect speech and swallowing?
  • How is tongue tie connected to large tonsils and adenoids?
  • What about sleep apnea?
  • How is it related to dental problems?
  • What other complementary therapies are helpful when treating tongue tie?
  • How can I find the right practitioner to treat my/child’s tongue tie?
  • What’s the best method/tool to use for release?
  • Where can we find more information about you and your practice?
  • Where can people find your book?
 

Show Notes

Tonguetieal.com

Tongue Tied book

Dr. Brian Palmer

 

Direct download: 055_-_Dr._Richard_Baxter.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:14pm EST

This is part 2 of my interview with Dr. Stasha Gominak. Listen to Part 1 here.

Direct download: 054_-_Dr._Stasha_Gominak_2.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:56pm EST

I'm so happy to have Dr. Stasha Gominak back again to give us a review and update on the importance of the hormone, Vitamin D, and how it affects everything including your brain, gut, skin, pancreas, bones, and your sleep. 

Dr. Stasha Gominak is a Baylor College of Medicine alumna and completed her Neurology residency at the Harvard-affiliated, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She has utilized her skills to assist 1,000s of clients. Now retired from daily practice, Dr. Gominak, MD is committed to helping people across the world achieve pain-free lives through sleep repair.

In this 47 minute interview, Dr. Gominak will reveal the following:

  • The link between Vitamin D, headaches and sleep apnea
  • The link between Vitamin D and B12, and sleep problems
  • Vitamin D receptors in the sleep nuclei in the brain
  • Vitamin D as the primary endocrine/reproductive control center for seasonal changes
  • Vitamin D receptors in the brain, pancreas, GI tract, ovaries, fallopian tubes, etc.
  • Timeline in Vitamin D deficiency and sunscreens, computers, and more indoor activity
  • Why becoming hairless made humans Vitamin D deficient
  • How your skin color affects your sleep
  • Why Vitamin D dosing levels are inaccurate 
  • Can Vitamin D prevent the Flu?
  • The ideal level of Vitamin D for great sleep
  • The ideal Vitamin D level for fertility, the bones, etc.
  • Why having normal levels of Vitamin D is not good enough
  • Why we’re still in the 1940s with our Vitamin D understanding 
  • How Vitamin D cells can cure skin cancer cells in culture
  • The link between Vitamin D deficiency and heart disease 
  • How you as the patient need to educate your physicians
  • The important link between Vitamin D and the gut biome
  • And much more.
 

Shownotes:

https://drgominak.com

Vitamindcouncil.org

The world epidemic of sleep disorders is linked to vitamin D deficiency (Gominak & Stumpf) PDF article

Brain microbiome

 

Direct download: 053_-_Dr._Stasha_Gominak_1_version_3.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:56pm EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST