Breathe Better, Sleep Better, Live Better Podcast

✅ Why is the recommendation to go on a low-salt diet a scam? In this video, I'll reveal why the science doesn't support this, and how countries that live the longest also eat lots of salt. This is the exact opposite of what our health "experts" recommend. You'll be shocked by the chart I'm going to show you.

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✅ CHAPTERS:

00:00 Introduction

01:15 Most people don’t respond to salt

01:37 The top 3 countries that live the longest also eat very high levels of salt

02:42 Counties that eat more salt live the longest

02:57 Countries that eat less salt die earlier

03:13 Salt intake and U-shaped mortality curve at both extremes

✅ LINKS MENTIONED

Salt sensitivity of blood pressure in humans

https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/...

Coronary heart disease age-related death https://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/c...

11 Countries That Consume the Most Salt https://www.insidermonkey.com/blog/11...

Sodium intake, life expectancy, and all-cause mortality https://europepmc.org/backend/ptpmcre...

Sodium Intake and Health: What Should We Recommend Based on the Current Evidence? https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/9/3232

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How you can sleep great and have more energy and mental clarity. Dr. Park's The 90-Day Sleep Diet. http://the90daysleepdiet.com/

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:51pm EST

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Does your doctor want you to take a cholesterol-lowering medication? Or are you suspicious about being told to eat a low-salt diet? In this video, I’ll reveal why you don’t want to have low cholesterol, and why you should rethink the recommendation for a low-salt diet. I’ll also reveal 4 more medical myths and lies that you’re told by your healthcare provider.

✅ CHAPTERS:

  • 00:00  Introduction
  • 03:30  1. High cholesterol is dangerous
  • 09:05  2. You must exercise to lose weight
  • 11:35   3. Salt is bad for you
  • 12:55   4. Drink at least 8 cups of water daily
  • 15:45   5. Fluoride prevents cavities
  • 17:18   6. Flu shots save lives
  • 19:30   Join the Locals.com community

✅ LINKS MENTIONED

Increased Risk of Noninfluenza Respiratory Virus Infections Associated With Receipt of Inactivated Influenza Vaccine

Rising From The Dead

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How you can sleep great and have more energy and mental clarity. Dr. Park's The 90-Day Sleep Diet

Want to un-stuff your stuffy nose? Read the e-book, How to Un-stuff Your Stuffy Nose: Breathe Better, Lose Weight, Sleep Great (PDF) 

Your Health Transformation Workbook: Refresh, Restore, & Rejuvenate Your Life (online format) 

Want to have more energy, sleep better, have less pain, and enjoy living again? Reserve your Virtual Coaching session today with Dr. Park 

✅ CONNECT WITH DR. PARK

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For inquiries about interviews or presentations, please contact Dr. Park through his website at doctorstevenpark.com.

✅ DISCLAIMER

This video is for general educational and informational purposes only. It is not to be taken as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your doctor first before making any changes to your health, exercise, nutrition, or dietary regimen.

Certain product links above will take you to Amazon.com. If you then go on to buy the product, Amazon will provide me with a small commission, which will not cost you anything.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:02am EST

✅ Are you stressed or anxious all the time? Is your anxiety so bad that it prevents you from living your life or having meaningful relationships? Or do you suffer from too many panic attacks throughout the day?

There's one breathing problem that will not go away, no matter what you do, and it’s something most doctors generally don’t know about. I’ll reveal what that is in this video.

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✅ CHAPTERS:

00:00 Introduction
00:19 New Doctor Park Locals.com community
01:15 My panic/anxiety attack
02:06 Anxiety statistics and definition
02:46 Common ways of managing anxiety
03:13 Obstructive sleep apnea and upper airway resistance syndrome
03:41 Anxiety and stress
04:53 Anxiety and obstructive sleep apnea studies
05:51 The one anxiety-causing condition that doesn’t respond to conventional options
06:54 Epiglottis anatomy
07:27 Epiglottic collapse in infants
07:59 Why is this happening?
08:43 Sleep endoscopy findings for epiglottis
09:23 Treatment options for floppy epiglottis
10:29 Medical consequences of a breathing-related sleep disorder

✅ LINKS MENTIONED

Prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder and its impact on adherence to continuous positive airway pressure therapy: a meta-analysis

The Effect of Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) on Nightmares in Patients with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Predictors of symptoms of anxiety and depression in obstructive sleep apnea

Infantile Epiglottic Laryngomalacia

Doctor Park Locals.com community

Apnea video

Epiglottis video

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How you can sleep great and have more energy and mental clarity. Dr. Park's The 90-Day Sleep Diet course.

Want to un-stuff your stuffy nose? Read the e-book, How to Un-stuff Your Stuffy Nose: Breathe Better, Lose Weight, Sleep Great (PDF)

Your Health Transformation Workbook: Refresh, Restore, & Rejuvenate Your Life (online format)

Want to have more energy, sleep better, have less pain, and enjoy living again? Reserve a Virtual Coaching sessiontoday with Dr. Park

✅ CONNECT WITH DR. PARK

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For inquiries about interviews or presentations, please contact Dr. Park through his website at doctorstevenpark.com.

✅ DISCLAIMER

This video is for general educational and informational purposes only. It is not to be taken as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your doctor first before making any changes to your health, exercise, nutrition, or dietary regimen.

Certain product links above will take you to Amazon.com. If you then go on to buy the product, Amazon will provide me with a small commission, which will not cost you anything.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:31pm EST

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✅ Are you still struggling to control your acid reflux? Have you tried all the suggestions on YouTube with only a little relief or no help at all? In this video, I’ll reveal 7 natural and surprising ways to control your acid reflux that many experts don’t usually talk about.

✅ CHAPTERS

00:00    Introduction
01:12     7 typical YouTube acid reflux tips
04:18    1. Stress
07:27    2. Making too little acid
09:14    3. Stuffy nose  
11:02    4. Treat OSA or UARS
12:24    5. Vitamin D
13:12     6. Low carbohydrate diet
13:28    7. Melatonin
 
✅ LINKS MENTIONED
 
 
Upper airway resistance syndrome video

Breathing exercises proven to reduce acid reflux

Cancer stats US 2014

The effect of psychological stress on symptom severity and perception in patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux

Effect of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) treatment in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: an esophageal impedance-pHmetry study

Sleep apnea video

Nasal CPAP Reduces Gastroesophageal Reflux in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

The role of vitamin D in obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome 

The effect of vitamin D deficiency on eradication rates of Helicobacter pylori infection 

Vitamin D and stomach gastrin secretion

Effects of high doses of vitamin D3 on mucosa-associated gut microbiome vary between regions of the human gastrointestinal tract

Solar ultraviolet-B exposure and cancer incidence and mortality in the United States

Melatonin for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease; protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis

Non-health benefits of melatonin

Reactive Oxygen Species-Induced Gastric Ulceration: Protection By Melatonin

The association between severity of obstructive sleep apnea and prevalence of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis

Role of hypothyroidism in obstructive sleep apnea: a meta-analysis

Abnormal thyroid hormones and non-thyroidal illness syndrome in obstructive sleep apnea, and effects of CPAP treatment

A Very Low-Carbohydrate Diet Improves Gastroesophageal Reflux and Its Symptoms

Melatonin video

Endocrine disorders in obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome: A bidirectional relationship

✅ PRODUCTS & SERVICES

How you can sleep great, have more energy and mental clarity. Dr. Park’s The 90-Day Sleep Diet

Want to un-stuff your stuffy nose? Read the e-book, How to Un-stuff Your Stuffy Nose: Breathe Better, Lose Weight, Sleep Great (PDF) 

Your Health Transformation Workbook: Refresh, Restore, & Rejuvenate Your Life (online format)

Want to have more energy, sleep better, have less pain, and enjoy living again? Reserve a Virtual Coaching session today with Dr. Park

✅ CONNECT WITH DR. PARK

DoctorStevenPark.com

doctorpark@doctorstevenpark.com

For inquiries about interviews or presentations, please contact Dr. Park through his website at doctorstevenpark.com.

✅ DISCLAIMER

This video is for general educational and informational purposes only. It is not to be taken as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your doctor first before making any changes to your health, exercise, nutrition, or dietary regimen. Certain product links above will take you to Amazon.com. If you then go on to buy the product, Amazon will provide me with a small commission, which will not cost you anything.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:46am EST

Have you tried all the tips and hacks on Youtube to get rid of your chronic fatigue, with only some results? Are you too tired to focus on your work or to be present for your family members? 

In this video, I’ll reveal one condition that almost no one on this platform talks about, not even the experts. Stick to the end, and I’ll give you 5 simple tips to finally have the energy to be more productive at work, school, or to enjoy life again.

✅ Timeline

00:00  Introduction
01:09   Common YouTube recommendations
02:32   The problem with sleep apnea
04:57   Coverage criteria for mild sleep apnea
05:25   Upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS)
06:04   Sleep endoscopy in UARS
07:15    Smaller jaws, smaller airways
08:04.  Five simple tips to get you started
08:09   1. Shut your mouth and breathe through your nose
09:08   2. Avoid eating or snacking within 3-4 hours of bedtime
09:36   3. Find your best sleep position
09:28   4. Avoid all screens before bedtime
09:49   5. Prioritize your sleep length
10:04    Energize Your Day Starter Guide PDF
10:44   90-Day Sleep Diet Course

✅ LINKS MENTIONED

Estimation of the clinically diagnosed proportion of sleep apnea syndrome in middle-aged men and women. 

AASM clarifies hypopnea scoring criteria

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky. 

Sleep, Interrupted: A Physician Reveals The #1 Reason Why So Many Of Us Are Sick And Tired. 

7 Long-Lasting Ways to Clear Your Stuffy Nose – ENT Doctor Approved. 

Should You Tape Your Mouth For Better Sleep? 

Energize Your Day Starter Guide.

The 90 Day Sleep Diet. Lose Weight Naturally Without Cardio Or Calorie Counting. 

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How you can lose weight naturally without cardio or counting calories. Dr. Park’s The 90-Day Sleep Diet

Want to un-stuff your stuffy nose? Read the e-book, How to Un-stuff Your Stuffy Nose: Breathe Better, Lose Weight, Sleep Great (PDF) 

Your Health Transformation Workbook: Refresh, Restore, & Rejuvenate Your Life (online format) 

Want to have more energy, sleep better, have less pain, and enjoy living again? Reserve a Virtual Coaching session today with Dr. Park 

✅ CONNECT WITH DR. PARK

DoctorStevenPark.com

doctorpark@doctorstevenpark.com

For inquiries about interviews or presentations, please contact Dr. Park through his website at doctorstevenpark.com.

✅ DISCLAIMER

This video is for general educational and informational purposes only. It is not to be taken as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your doctor first before making any changes to your health, exercise, nutrition, or dietary regimen.

Certain product links above will take you to Amazon.com. If you then go on to buy the product, Amazon will provide me with a small commission, which will not cost you anything.

 

 

Direct download: Why_Am_I_Always_Tired.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:45pm EST

The instruction manual for how to sleep in the 1700s vs. 2022 (partial satire).

If you wanted to go to sleep in the 1700s, this is what you do:

  1. Lie down in bed
  2. Close your eyes.

In 2022, this is what you’re told to do, and there are 24 steps:

  1. Avoid snacks or food 3-4 hours before bedtime
  2. No screens 3-4 hours before bedtime
  3. Cover all windows and lights in the bedroom
  4. Make the room slightly cooler
  5. Use the bed for sleep and sex only.
  6. Go to bed and wake up at same time every night
  7. Sleep for 7-8 hours
  8. No alcohol before bed
  9. 9. No coffee 6 hours before bedtime
  10. If you can’t fall asleep within 30 minutes, get out of bed and read in dim (incandescent) light until drowsy
  11. Take hot bath 20 minutes before bedtime
  12. Address any nasal congestion (air purifier for allergies, breathe right strips, nasal saline irrigation)
  13. Allergy-proof your bedroom (no rugs/carpeting, allergy sheets, and bedding, HEPA filter)
  14. Brush your teeth and wash your face
  15. Eat a high-fat meal 3-4 hours before bedtime.
  16. Consider the Keto or Carnivore diet with lots more saturated fat and proteins
  17. Exercise outdoors in the sunlight
  18. Get lots of sun exposure for vitamin D and near-infrared light for mitochondrial melatonin and its anti-oxidant properties
  19. Check to make sure your vitamin D level is above 60, and supplement as needed, along with K2-MK7
  20. Do meditation/relaxation/stretching/deep breathing exercises to lower your stress levels
  21. Make sure you checked off all 20 items on this list so far
  22. Lie down in bed
  23. Don’t stress about not doing everything on this list, or not being able to fall asleep.
  24. Close your eyes.

✅ LINKS MENTIONED

Sleep, Interrupted: A Physician Reveals The #1 Reason Why So Many Of Us Are Sick And Tired.

The 90-Day Sleep Diet. Lose Weight Naturally Without Cardio Or Calorie Counting. 

Can upper airway resistance syndrome explain my poor sleep?

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How you can lose weight naturally without cardio or counting calories. Dr. Park's The 90-Day Sleep Diet

Want to un-stuff your stuffy nose? Read the e-book, How to Un-stuff Your Stuffy Nose: Breathe Better, Lose Weight, Sleep Great (PDF) 

Your Health Transformation Workbook: Refresh, Restore, & Rejuvenate Your Life (online format) 

Want to have more energy, sleep better, have less pain, and enjoy living again? Reserve a Virtual Coaching session today with Dr. Park 

✅ CONNECT WITH DR. PARK

DoctorStevenPark.com

doctorpark@doctorstevenpark.com

For inquiries about interviews or presentations, please contact Dr. Park through his website at doctorstevenpark.com.

✅ DISCLAIMER

This video is for general educational and informational purposes only. It is not to be taken as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your doctor first before making any changes to your health, exercise, nutrition, or dietary regimen.

Certain product links above will take you to Amazon.com. If you then go on to buy the product, Amazon will provide me with a small commission, which will not cost you anything.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:07pm EST

Do you wake up to pee at night? Is it usually around 3 AM, plus or minus 30 minutes? And if you wake up many times to urinate, why is it at regular 90-minute intervals? In this short video, I’ll reveal what most doctors and online experts don’t usually talk about.

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✅ Video timeline

00:00   Introduction
00:28   Common reasons for nighttime urination
01:15    Obstructive sleep apnea defined
01:40   Atrial natriuretic peptide hormone
02:06   Sleep stages and REM sleep
02:35   Adenosine and sleep drive
02:49   3 AM – the perfect storm
03:13   Nighttime urination and higher risk of death
03:59   How to lower your risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer, car accidents
04:04   Upper airway resistance syndrome and nocturia
05:23   4 tips to stop peeing at 3 AM

✅ Links Mentioned

Nocturia and overall mortality. NHANES Study

Nocturia in men with OSA

Nocturia and all-cause mortality. Meta-analysis 2019  

7 Long-Lasting Ways to Clear Your Stuffy Nose - ENT Doctor Approved

Should You Tape Your Mouth For Better Sleep? 

✅ PRODUCTS & SERVICES

How you can lose weight naturally without cardio or counting calories. Dr. Park's The 90-Day Sleep Diet

Want to un-stuff your stuffy nose? Read the e-book, How to Un-stuff Your Stuffy Nose: Breathe Better, Lose Weight, Sleep Great (PDF)

Your Health Transformation Workbook: Refresh, Restore, & Rejuvenate Your Life (online format) 

Want to have more energy, sleep better, have less pain, and enjoy living again? Reserve a Virtual Coaching session today with Dr. Park 

✅ CONNECT WITH DR. PARK

DoctorStevenPark.com doctorpark@doctorstevenpark.com

For inquiries about interviews or presentations, please contact Dr. Park through his website at doctorstevenpark.com.

✅ DISCLAIMER

This video is for general educational and informational purposes only. It is not to be taken as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your doctor first before making any changes to your health, exercise, nutrition, or dietary regimen.

Certain product links above will take you to Amazon.com. If you then go on to buy the product, Amazon will provide me with a small commission, which will not cost you anything.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:01pm EST

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Is your nose stuffy and you need a quick way to open up your nose? There are many ways to clear up your blocked nose quickly and relatively cheaply or even for free. In this video, I’ll reveal 7 insanely simple ways to unblock your stuffy nose. Stick to the end I’ll give you one more bonus tip that I guarantee you’ll get excited about.

✅ Video Chapters

00:00 Introduction
00:26 Nasal saline irrigation
02:57 Capsaicin
03:17 Essential Oils
03:46 Breath holding
04:07 Exercise
04:24 Vitamin D
05:15 Acupuncture
06:00 Acupressure technique to relieve nasal congestion
06:22 Bonus tip: Have sex

✅ Links mentioned in video

NeilMed sinus rinse packets

Apple cider vinegar and cayenne steam video

A Systematic Review of the Anti-Inflammatory and Immunomodulatory Properties of 16 Essential Oils of Herbs

Seven Uses for 50 Essential Oils book

Konstatin Buteyko

Nose Unblocking Exercises - Patrick McKeown / Oxygen Advantage

Vitamin D levels and food and environmental allergies in the United States: Results from NHANES 2005–2006

Immune modulatory effects of vitamin D on viral infections

Acupuncture for nasal congestion: a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical pilot study

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How you can lose weight naturally without cardio or counting calories. Dr. Park's The 90-Day Sleep Diet

Want to un-stuff your stuffy nose? Read the e-book, How to Un-stuff Your Stuffy Nose: Breathe Better, Lose Weight, Sleep Great (PDF) 

Your Health Transformation Workbook: Refresh, Restore, & Rejuvenate Your Life (online format) 

Want to have more energy, sleep better, have less pain, and enjoy living again? Reserve a Virtual Coaching sessiontoday with Dr. Park 

✅ Connect with Dr. Park

DoctorStevenPark.com

doctorpark@doctorstevenpark.com

For inquiries about interviews or presentations, please contact Dr. Park through his website at doctorstevenpark.com.

✅ Disclaimer

This video is for general educational and informational purposes only. It is not to be taken as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your doctor first before making any changes to your health, exercise, nutrition, or dietary regimen.

Certain product links above will take you to Amazon.com. If you then go on to buy the product, Amazon will provide me with a small commission, which will not cost you anything.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:06am EST

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Have you ever wondered why your nose is always stuffy? In this video, I’ll reveal the 7 most common reasons why your nose is always clogged, and what you can do about it.

✅ Video Chapters:

00:00 Introduction
01:33 Allergies
02:45 Non-allergic rhinitis
03:14 Deviated nasal septum
03:57 Turbinate enlargement
04:22 Flimsy nostrils
04:46 Large adenoids
05:00 Physical blockage
05:16 Why does my nose get blocked from side to side?
05:16 Why your nose gets more blocked on one side when you lay down in bed
06:15 Why high blood pressure medications can block your nose 

✅ Links mentioned in video

Shut Your Mouth and Save Your Life by George Catlin

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston Price

What causes a deviated nasal septum video

7 Long-Lasting Ways to Clear Your Stuffy Nose - ENT Doctor Approved

Breathe Right Strips

Mute nasal dilators

✅ Dr. Park's Products and Services

How you can lose weight naturally without cardio or counting calories. Dr. Park's The 90-Day Sleep Diet

Want to un-stuff your stuffy nose? Read the e-book, How to Un-stuff Your Stuffy Nose: Breathe Better, Lose Weight, Sleep Great (PDF)

Your Health Transformation Workbook: Refresh, Restore, & Rejuvenate Your Life (online format) 

Want to have more energy, sleep better, have less pain, and enjoy living again? Reserve a Virtual Coaching session today with Dr. Park 

✅ Connect with Dr. Park

DoctorStevenPark.com

doctorpark@doctorstevenpark.com

For inquiries about interviews or presentations, please contact Dr. Park through his website at doctorstevenpark.com.

✅ Disclaimer

This video is for general educational and informational purposes only. It is not to be taken as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your doctor first before making any changes to your health, exercise, nutrition, or dietary regimen.

Certain product links above will take you to Amazon.com. If you then go on to buy the product, Amazon will provide me with a small commission, which will not cost you anything.

Direct download: 7_Reasons_for_Stuffy_Nose.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:59am EST

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If you’ve undergone a septoplasty and your nose is still stuffy, this video is for you. I’ll reveal what steps you and your surgeon can take to fix your breathing problem once and for all.

✅ For your complete guide on how to clear your stuffy nose for good, read my e-book on How to Unstuff Your Stuffy Nose: Breathe Better, Lose weight, Sleep Great. https://www.unstuffyourstuffynose.com/

✅ Video Chapters

00:00    Introduction

00:14    Why you have a deviated septum

03:21    The septoplasty procedure

04:08    7 common reasons why your septoplasty didn’t work

04:14    1. The septum was not addressed fully

04:32    2. Too conservative turbinate surgery

04:52    3. Not addressing flimsy nostrils

05:04    4. Combination of above

05:39    Two-step maneuver to determine what’s causing your stuffy nose after surgery

06:21.    5. Chronic medical conditions and too much estrogen

06:41    6. Acid reflux

07:05    7. Gluten or dairy allergies

07:18    Summary

✅ Links Mentioned in Video

7 Long -Lasting Ways to Clear Your Stuffy Nose - ENT Doctor Approved

Sleep, Interrupted: A Physician Reveals The #1 Reason Why So Many Of Us Are Sick And Tired 

✅ Dr. Park's Products and Services

How you can lose weight naturally without cardio or counting calories. Dr. Park's The 90-Day Sleep Diet

Want to un-stuff your stuffy nose? Read the e-book, How to Un-stuff Your Stuffy Nose: Breathe Better, Lose Weight, Sleep Great (PDF) 

Your Health Transformation Workbook: Refresh, Restore, & Rejuvenate Your Life (online format) 

Want to have more energy, sleep better, have less pain, and enjoy living again? Reserve a Virtual Coaching session today with Dr. Park 

✅ Connect with Dr. Park

DoctorStevenPark.com

doctorpark@doctorstevenpark.com

For inquiries about interviews or presentations, please contact Dr. Park through his website at doctorstevenpark.com.

✅ Disclaimer

This video is for general educational and informational purposes only. It is not to be taken as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your doctor first before making any changes to your health, exercise, nutrition, or dietary regimen. Certain product links above will take you to Amazon.com. If you then go on to buy the product, Amazon will provide me with a small commission, which will not cost you anything.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:26pm EST

Is your nose stuffy all the time? Are you a chronic mouth-breather? Did you already try various methods including over-the-counter pills, sprays, or even nasal saline? Maybe some of the simple tips or hacks you found online worked, but only for a few minutes. In this video, I’ll reveal 7 ways you can breathe much better through your nose for much longer periods of time and long-lasting results.

For your complete guide on how to clear your stuffy nose for good, read my e-book on How to Unstuff Your Stuffy Nose: Breathe Better, Lose weight, Sleep Great.

✅ Video Chapters (download transcript PDF)

  • 00:00  Introduction
  • 01:13   #1. Nostril dilating devices
  • 03:29  #2. Nasal decongestants (pills & sprays)
  • 05:28  Why you have a deviated nasal septum
  • 07:58   #3. Septoplasty
  • 09:49  #4. Turbinate procedures  
  •  11:03   My take on empty nose syndrome
  • 13:18   #5. Nasal valve/nostril surgery
  • 18:29   #6. Rhinoplasty
  • 18:50   #7. Palatal expansion
  • 20:23   Why you can’t sleep well even if you’re breathing well through your nose

✅ Links Mentioned in Video

How to Unstuff Your Stuffy Nose E-book

Sleep, Interrupted: A Physician Reveals The #1 Reason Why So Many Of Us Are Sick And Tired 

Conservative ways to unclog your nose

https://youtu.be/uEK5Ydb97js

https://youtu.be/BpPLISVMb50

Generic nasal strips on Amazon

Mute nasal dilators

Nozovent nasal dilators

AIRMAX nasal dilators

Tape Your Mouth? video

  Dr. Park’s Products and Services

How you can lose weight naturally without cardio or counting calories. Dr. Park’s The 90-Day Sleep Diet course

Want to un-stuff your stuffy nose? Read the e-book, How to Un-stuff Your Stuffy Nose: Breathe Better, Lose Weight, Sleep Great (PDF)

Your Health Transformation Workbook: Refresh, Restore, & Rejuvenate Your Life (online format)

Want to have more energy, sleep better, have less pain, and enjoy living again? Reserve a Virtual Coaching session today with Dr. Park

✅ Connect with Dr. Park

DoctorStevenPark.com 

doctorpark@doctorstevenpark.com 

For inquiries about interviews or presentations, please contact Dr. Park through his website at doctorstevenpark.com.

✅ Disclaimer

This video is for general educational and informational purposes only.  It is not to be taken as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your doctor first before making any changes to your health, exercise, nutrition, or dietary regimen.

Certain product links above will take you to Amazon.com. If you then go on to buy the product, Amazon will provide me with a small commission, which will not cost you anything.

 

 

Direct download: 7_Long-Lasting_Ways_to_Clear_Your_Stuffy_Nose.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:28pm EST

In my last video, I went over 7 reasons why modern human faces are shrinking. https://youtu.be/2ZQbYkzeyDA

This may explain why you’re not ever able to get refreshing sleep, or are sick and tired of being sick and tired. I realize that that video may have made you depressed, but I wanted to give you some good news today.

In this video, I will go over 7 ways to prevent our faces from shrinking or to enlarge already shrunken faces and airways.

Direct download: 7_Ways_To_Prevent_Your_Face_From_Shrinking.m4a.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:15pm EST

In today’s video, I’ll be revealing 7 reasons why modern faces are shrinking, and what this means for your health and well-being. ______________________________________________________________ Energize Your Day Starter Guide: 5 simple steps to wake up refreshed and ready to go http://energizeyourdaytoday.com

Sleep Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired. https://amzn.to/3ssXebE

Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook And Eat https://amzn.to/3Fl4g5J

A History of Infant Feeding https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...

Fluorosilicic Acid Material Safety Data Sheet https://www.dudesandbeer.com/KNOWLEDG...

The effects of pregnancy and fluoride on orthodontic tooth movements in rats https://academic.oup.com/ejo/article-...

Effect of sodium fluoride and sodium pyruvate on palatal development in vitro https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/a...

The Grand Rapids Fluoride Study https://hartkeisonline.com/2011/01/12...

Modulation of estrogen causes disruption of craniofacial chondrogenesis in Danio rerio https://www.sciencedirect.com/science...

Short exposure to glyphosate induces locomotor, craniofacial, and bone disorders in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos https://www.sciencedirect.com/science...

Developmental alterations, teratogenic effects, and oxidative disruption induced by ibuprofen, aluminum, and their binary mixture on Danio rerio https://www.sciencedirect.com/science...

Direct download: 7_Reasons_Why_Your_Face_is_Shrinking.m4a
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:10pm EST

In this podcast, Dr. Park reveals the dirty little secret that most sleep doctors won’t tell you about before prescribing CPAP.

Shownotes:                   

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

Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine article on CPAP and weight gain

My blog post on CPAP causing weight gain with responses (2013)

Another follow-up blog about CPAP and weight gain from 2020

CPAP and weight gain meta-analysis

Tonsillectomy in children and weight gain study

Direct download: CPAPs_Dirty_Little_Secret.m4a
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:55pm EST

Dr. Park explains why upper airway resistance syndrome may explain why you may be sick or tired, despite not officially having obstructive sleep apnea. He also answers live questions.

Direct download: ADP_UARS.m4a
Category:Ask Dr. Park -- posted at: 8:55am EST

Expert Interview with Dr. Kasey Li

Dr. Park Interviews world renowned expert on maxillomandibular advancement surgery, Dr. Kasey Li. During this 60 minute call, Dr. Li shares his wealth of experience and knowledge about this procedure.

Discover:

  • The real truth about sleep apnea surgery and if the MMA procedure is right for you
  • How to avoid the #1 mistake many sleep apnea patients make when undergoing surgery
  • The one thing you must consider prior to having any surgery for sleep apnea, including the MMA procedure
  • The do’s and don’ts of finding the right surgeon
Direct download: 5_Surprising_Facts_About_Maxillo-Mandibular_Surgery_Revealed.mp3
Category:Expert Interview -- posted at: 4:35pm EST

A satirical poem inspired by Laura Numeroff’s children’s classic, If You Give a Pig a Pancake. A thought experiment on possible outcomes of side effects from commonly prescribed medications. It’s a conglomeration of different patients. But it’s not too far-fetched.

Direct download: If_You_Give_Peter_a_Pressure_Pill.m4a
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:02am EST

I will be revealing some eye-opening details about 3 common ingredients that you normally take for granted. There is also strong evidence for their effectiveness against coronavirus infections. I will cover:

  • Why the US healthcare system can't help you
  • Why doctors can't help you
  • What happens When You Give Peter a Pressure Pill (my satiric poem in the vein of If You Give a Pig a Pancake)
  • Which 3 ingredients and/or vitamins have significant anti-inflammatory, anti-clotting, anti-arthritis, and anti-cancer properties
  • Evidence for use in COVID showing significant benefits.
Direct download: ADP_3_Suppliments.mp3
Category:Ask Dr. Park -- posted at: 3:04pm EST

In this episode of Ask Dr. Park, Dr. Park gives a 30-minute presentation on the State of the Art on obstructive sleep apnea, after which he takes live questions. Questions answered include:

  • Do you see the Homeobloc as an effective treatment for OSA/UARS?
  • What are the clinical guidelines for pediatric sleep disorders?
  • Is it normal to get congested when lying down at night?
  • What about MSE promoted by Dr. Moon?
  • Relationship between tinnitus and obstructive sleep apnea
  • What do you think of Xylitol for nasal congestion and obstructive sleep apnea?
  • What do you think about the 4% desaturation rule for diagnosing sleep apnea, which doesn't help women?
  • My nose is stuffy and I have trouble using CPAP. I tighten the mask and it doesn't help. What can I do?
  • Can most pediatric ENTs perform DISE?
  • What's the sleep study criteria for UARS?
  • Do older toddlers who have OSA rock back and forth even banging their heads on the crib?
  • What's more important, AHI, heart rate variability or sympathetic stress?
  • I underwent septoplasty, turbinoplasty, tonsillectomy and UPPP. My nose is still stuffy. What do I do?
  • My toddler sleeps with his but in the air. He had oral tie release x 2.  What do you recommend?
  • Are there many doctors that address epiglottis problems in adults?
  • Link between Ehlers-Danlose Syndrome to sleep apnea and epiglottis problems. 

To watch the video, click here.

Direct download: ADP_OSA_Podcast.m4a
Category:Ask Dr. Park -- posted at: 4:18pm EST

In the re-launching of my old Ask Dr. Park teleseminar series, I answer all your questions about the nose or sinuses. Some of the many questions I answer include:

  • What can be done for non-allergic or vasomotor rhinitis?
  • Is addiction to Afrin treatable?
  • What can I do for my allergies if I tried everything?
  • Will taking out tonsils help with nasal congestion?
  • Does mouth-breathing cause cavities?
  • Can braces improve nasal congestion and mouth breathing?
  • How can you tell the difference between a sinus infection and sinus migraine?
  • How helpful is nasal saline irrigation?
  • What's your opinion about balloon sinuplasty?
  • I'm still stuffy despite undergoing septoplasty. What can I do?
  • Can turbinate surgery cause empty nose syndrome?
  • And many more...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download: ADP11.9.21nose.podcast.111021_5.10_PM.mp3
Category:Ask Dr. Park -- posted at: 5:34pm EST

Dr. Park answers all your question about your nose and sinuses.

Direct download: ADP11.9.21.nose.edit.mp3
Category:Ask Dr. Park -- posted at: 11:31am EST

Please join me as I welcome Mr. James Nestor, author of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal,  and LA Times best-selling book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art.

He will reveal the following:

  • How and why did you write this book?
  • How did you end up volunteering for a Stanford experiment to plug your nose for a few days?
  • How do you deal with doctors and other patients that don't see poor breathing as a serious problem, especially if you're younger or thin?
  • What's the one thing that you've implemented after writing this book?
  • What are some tips for our listeners to improve their breathing and well-being?
  • And much, much more.

 

 

Direct download: Nestor_Interview_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:32am EST

Please join me on this fascinating interview with Dr. Stasha Gominak, where she will give us an update on Vitamin D and the gut biome. Dr. Gominak's two past interviews were two of the most popular downloaded podcast episodes.

In this 90 minute interview, she will discuss:

  • How vitamin D  is linked to acetylcholine, an important brain neurotransmitter.
  • Acetylcholine’s role in sleep
  • New findings about vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid).

Show Notes

Dr. Stasha Gominak's website

Direct download: Gominak3.m4a
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:34pm EST

In this episode, I will reveal my positive and negative insights during the time I spent in our hospital's intensive care unit (ICU). 

Shownotes:

Alicia Keys Empire State of Mind Youtube video

 

Direct download: ICU.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:08pm EST

In this episode, Kathy and I will discuss an issue that everyone who sees a doctor will have to deal with. With any test, you have to take it with a grain of salt, and this episode will help you place test results in the right context.

Show Notes:

  1. Sleep study
  2. Vitamin D - Gominak Interviews (2015 Part 1, 2015 Part 2, 2015 Part 3, 2018 Part 1, 2018 Part 2) Supplements podcast link
  3. Thyroid testing (TSH) Mary Shomon
  4. Ferritin Glyphosate podcast
  5. Hormones podcast
  6. Gluten/Celiac
  7. Radiology
Direct download: The_Fallacy_of_Test_Results.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:13pm EST

During this coronavirus pandemic, Kathy and I will be discussing:

  1. Which vitamins and supplements everyone should be taking
  2. What is the easiest and best defense in fighting this infection?
  3. Which immune-boosting benefit most people are missing out on?

Shownotes:

  1. Good quantity and quality sleep.
    1. Sleep Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired 
    2. NKC lower 73% with sleep deprivation study
    1. Nitric Oxide from nose increased oxygen uptake in lungs by up to 18%
    2. Nitric oxide and antimicrobial properties
    3. Dr. Weil’s Relaxing Breath video
    4. Curb your sugar craving podcast
    5. Unstuff Your Stuffy Nose ebook
  2. Good nasal breathing
    1. Dr. John Cannell - Vitamindsociety.org
    2. Vitamin D and disease reduction chart
    3. Vit D Dr. Gominak interviews
    4. School children taking Vit D - lower flu and asthma rates study
    5. Vitamin D and lower cancer risk study
    6. Vitamin D activates genes to activate natural killer cells
  3. Vitamin D
    1. Linus Pauling Institute
    2. Reduce rates of colds
    3. ICU sepsis death rates much lower with Vitamin C, hydrocortisone and thiamine
  4. Vitamin C
    1. In Foods - Dr. Axe
    2. Fermented foods - Dr. Axe
  5. Vitamin K
    1. B6  foods - Dr. Axe
    2. Folate (B9) foods - Dr. Axe
    3. B12 foods - Dr. Axe
  6. B complex vitamins
    1. Toxin podcast
    2. Honest Review of Branch Basics Cleaner
  7. Environmental toxins
    1. Fermented foods - Dr. Axe
    2. Probiotics - Dr. Axe
  8. Probiotics
  9. Thymic Protein A (TPA)
    1. Alcohol based 60 to 80% range - Dr. Mercola
    2. Don’t touch eyes, nose or mouth
    3. College student touching face study
  10. Wash your hands with soap and water.
  11. Heat - Dr. Mercola
Direct download: 10_Ways_to_Combat_Coronavirus.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:04pm EST

It’s unavoidable that all of us will experience cancer at one time or another. If you have not experienced cancer, it’s likely that you know someone that has suffered or even died from cancer. 

In this episode, Kathy and I discuss the importance of good sleep as it relates to cancer. This is an important topic that everyone needs to hear if you want to significantly lower your risk of cancer.

Show Notes:

Cancer statistics

OSA and cancer review article

Two cancer and OSA studies: Wisconsin cohort and Spanish Study

Intermittent hypoxia and cancer review article

Cancer VEGF

Hypoxia Induceable factor (HIF)

Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)

IL6 and OSA

Endothelial dysfunction and OSA 

Taiwanese study on cancer and parasomnias, OSA, insomnia

Shift work breast cancer, colon cancer

Estrogens podcast

Vitamin D podcast

Beta blocker and lower cancer

Love Medicine and Miracles book

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers book

Pillar Implants for snoring and OSA

Environmental Working Group (EWG)

Dirty Dozen foods on EWG

Relaxing breath video by Dr. Weil

5 steps to lower your risk of cancer:

  • Eat clean healthy organic foods
  • Don't smoke and minimize toxin exposure
  • Optimal, regular sleep
  • Stress control
  • Optimize upper airway and jaw size, starting from pregnancy and childhood.
Direct download: 87._Cancer.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:30am EST

Estrogen imbalance is a problem not only for women. Men and children can be affected as well, leading to various health conditions, including thyroid problems, early puberty in girls, the feminization of boys, poor sleep, weight gain, and higher cancer risk.

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Show Notes:

Post-menopausal women and progesterone study

Dr. John Lee

Dr. Christianne Northrup Wisdom of Menopause book

Sleep Interrupted

Thyroid health podcast

The Top 7 Toxins to Avoid for Better Sleep and Health podcast

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers book by Dr. Robert Sapolsky

Possible autism due to too much estrogen during pregnancy

Sicker Fatter Poorer book podcast

Estrogen enhances growth of cancer cells

Estrogen, obesity, and cancer

Increased estrogen in obese men

Estrogen and breast cancer risk

Vitamin D Chart

Checklist

Inventory of medications

Inventory of foods

Inventory of cleaning supplies

Inventor of personal care products

Pro-Gest cream

Progessence Plus essential oil

Sleep deprivation and hormone imbalance

Exercise and sweating to detox

Deep sleep and toxin removal

Direct download: 86._Estrogen.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:25am EST

In this episode, Kathy and I will be discussing the importance of good health during all phases of a pregnancy: before, during and after. Discover the following helpful tips:

  • What to do even before you think about conceiving
  • What to look for if you're having pregnancy complications
  • An important thing to prepare for just after your delivery
  • A major reason why you're having trouble breast-feeding
  • What to do for post-partum depression.

Shownotes:

50% lower sperm counts in men

Fertility problems and obstructive sleep apnea 

Gestational Diabetes and OSA 

Gestational high blood pressure and sleep apnea

Pre-eclampaia and OSA

Prematurity and risk of OSA 

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

Tongue Tied book interview with Dr. Richard Baxter

5 Best Korean Foods For Postpartum Recovery

Dr. Palmer and breast feeding podcast

Direct download: 84._Double_Trouble_-_Sleep_Problems_Pre_and_Post_Pregnancy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:59am EST

In this episode, Kathy and I will talk about thyroid diseases, a very common condition that's not often addressed when you are seen for a sleep problem.

Show Notes:

Hypothyroidism

Hyperthyroidism

Hashimotos thyroiditis 

Graves disease

Autoimmune thyroiditis

The Thyroid Diet Revolution: Manage Your Master Gland of Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss by Mary Shomon

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

Thyroid and interaction with sleep

Ideal thyroid labs

TSH less than 2

Free T4 top 25%

Free T3 top 25%

Reverse T3, low end

Anti-thyroid antibodies as low as possible

Thyroid binding globulin

Vitamin D > 50

Ferritin > 60 

Thyroid friendly foods

Health organic foods

Iodine in seafood and salt, as well other various foods

Selenium to help thyroid function

Vitamin D health chart

Omega-3

Zinc

Copper

Vitamin B Complex

Magnesium

Iodine

Ashwagandha

Direct download: 83._5_Surprising_Facts_About_Sleep_and_Thyroids.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:46am EST

Sinus infections with pain and pressure are all-too-common this time of the year. Please join Kathy and me as we reveal:

Why your sinus infection may not be an infection al all

What many doctors (even ENTs) may miss when treating sinusitis

How to treat your sinus symptoms without using antibiotics

How sinus pain may be linked to anxiety

Alternative ways of treating your sinus condition.

Shownotes:

Heal Your Headache by Dr. David Buchholz 

Sinus And Migraine Study

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

Reflux and chronic sinusitis 

OSA and reflux

CPAP reduces reflux

Pepsin in middle ear

Pepsin and H. pylori in maxillary sinus

Pepsin and lungs

Macrolide antibiotics and anti-inflammatory properties

Biaxin and chronic sinusitis in Japanese study

DISE in AHI < 5 study

Anxiety podcast

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Dr. Robert Sapolsky 

Unstuff your stuffy nose free report 

Acupuncture studies

Myofunctional therapy studies

Janet Bennet of ijustwanttosleep.com

https://doctorstevenpark.com/sinusitis 

 

 

 

Direct download: 83._Sinusitis.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:43am EST

In this age of fecal transplants, the gut biome is a popular topic that everyone is talking about. What is the gut biome and how is it related to your sleep quality? How can the bacteria in your gut prevent you from losing weight?

Please join Kathy and me as we answer the above questions and more.

Show Notes:

What is the gut biome?

How sleep affects the gut biome (good review article on Huffington Post)

Another article on sleep loss and gut bacteria

How stress affects the gut biome

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

Melatonin/circadian rhythm and gut biome

How excessive exercise negatively affects the gut

Gut biome and insomnia and circadian disorders

Gut dysbiosis and Vitamin D

Glyphosate as an antibiotic

Glyphosate graph

Glyphosate affects Vitamin D conversion in liver by p450 enzyme

Antibiotics in young children linked with higher rate of obesity

Vaginal delivery vs. C-section gut bacteria

Breast fed vs. bottle gut biome

14 Steps

Reduce stress

Cut out children’s activities

Animal proteins are important

7 hours of sleep

Eat high fiber foods - pre-biotics

Timing of meals: Eat every 4 hours or intermittent fasting

Avoid fad diets

5 Korean foods to help you quit sugar

Avoid MSG

Minimize antibiotics

Eat healthy

Probiotics / Fermented foods

Sweat every day

Eat dirt

Avoid processed foods

Dr. Mark Hyman:

Eat whole unrefined foods

Majority vegetable/plant based foods

Good fats

Supplement smartly

Add more coconut to diet

Remove inflammatory fat

Add fiber rich foods

Eat fermented foods

Call to action: Focus on your poop.

Direct download: 82._Gut_Biome.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:38pm EST

During this holiday season, is anxiety a problem for you? Please join Kathy and me as we discuss 7 Unexpected Reasons for Your Anxiety.

  1. Sleep deprivation for any reason (quantity or quality)
  2. Food as stimulants (artificial sweeteners, caffeine, aspartame, MSG, etc.)
  3. Weather changes
  4. Lack of sunlight
  5. Normal hormonal fluctuations
  6. Media overconsumption/addiction, and over-scheduling
  7. Poor nasal breathing.

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Shownotes:

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

Aspartame and sugar cravings in mice

Artificial sweeteners and weight gain

5 Ways to Sleep Better and Lose Weight Using Light podcast

Pro-gest bio-identical progesterone cream

Nitric oxide and increased oxygen uptake in lungs

Relaxing breath: Dr. Andrew Weil

How to unstuff your stuffy nose ebook

Direct download: 81._Anxiety.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:43am EST

Please join me as we continue our important discussion on how you can get your entire family sleeping better. Whether you have young children or are single, young or old, the concepts presented in this podcast will significantly increase your chances of feeling better, thinking clearer, and have a much calmer and controlled household.

Show Notes:

7 year olds with lack of sleep -  more problems with reasoning, emotional control and behavior problems.

Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise. Original 10,000 hours study

Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems by Dr. Richard Ferber

12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson

Essential Oils link (Kathy gets a small commission)

Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar—Your Brain's Silent Killers

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

Branch Basics natural cleaning formula blog post with discount code (Kathy gets a small commission).

Appliance therapy options podcasts (Homeoblock, ALF, DNA, Mandibular Advancement Devices

Outline:

  1. Limit screen time
  2. Do inventory of light exposure
  3. Address possible sleep apnea
  4. Uncluttered, pleasing, calming bedroom.
  5. Dust/allergy-free bedroom
  6. Consider essential oils
  7. Regular scheduled rest
  8. Don’t over-schedule your activities
  9. Schedule free time regularly
  10. Eat healthy meals and snacks
  11. Eat meals together as a family
  12. Consider vitamins and supplements
  13. Toxin-free living (chlorine filter, fluoride filter, cleaning supplies, personal care products, natural materials, etc.)
  14. See a professional (ENT, sleep, dentist, allergist, acupuncturist, myofunctional therapist, naturopath)
  15. Weight loss
Direct download: Podcast_80.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:37am EST

In this episode, Kathy and I will discuss an extremely important topic, which is how you can get your entire family sleeping much better. If you or your child has a sleep problem, it becomes the entire family’s sleep problem. Even if you are single, this information is too important to miss.

We will talk about:

  • The concept of sleep debt, something you don’t want to default on (leading to illnesses)
  • The optimal number of hours of sleep for various age groups
  • How, what, why, when, and with whom we should eat 
  • Basic good sleep habits that are essential for optimal health
  • How you can sleep like no one else.

Show Notes:

Delayed sleep phase syndrome

Harvard Health article on sleep debt

How our faces are shrinking podcast 

Direct download: Podcast_79.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:31am EST

In this episode, Kathy and I will talk about a disaster more urgent than global warming. It’s not going to happen in the next few decades or hundreds of years. It’s happening now: Due to modern Western diets and other various lifestyles and habits, our facial bones (and airways) are shrinking. 

In this captivating discussion, I will reveal:

  • What’s causing our faces to shrink
  • Why it’s worse for our children
  • The consequences of smaller faces and airways
  • How crooked teeth may be the first sign of shrinking faces
  • What we can do to prevent it
  • And what we can do to reverse the consequences.

Shownotes:

Our Skulls Are Out-Evolving Us on onezero.medium.com

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

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Dr. Weston Price 

Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat by Bee Wilson

Tooth loss and obstructive sleep apnea signs and symptoms in the US population

CDC: Obesity in children 3x since 1970s

CDC data: 1/5 school aged children are obese

Dr. Brian Palmer on Evolution of OSA podcast

Vitamin D podcast

Fluoride podcast 

Glyphosate podcast

Tongue Tied book interview with Dr. Richard Baxter

Harvard health article on poor oral health higher rates of heart disease 

Nasal congestion and facial growth

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Tooth Erosion

Myths & Fact About Your Sleep Position podcast 

https://doctorstevenpark.com/narrowface

Direct download: Podcast_78-_Our_Shrinking_Faces_More_Important_Than_Global_Warming.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:35pm EST

In this episode, Kathy and I will discuss a very intimate topic: your sleep position. Over the years, I've seen a wide variety of explanations for why certain people like to sleep in certain positions, and even personality type differences. In this podcast, you will discover:

  • Which sleep position is most healthy for you
  • The one bad advice dermatologists are telling women
  • Why hospitals can be dangerous for you or your loved one
  • And much more.

Show Notes

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

JAMA article on pregnant women and sleep position and babies born small for gestational age

Positional sleep apnea article

Sleep Position book

Drug induced sleep endoscopy results in AHI < 5

CPAP increases fetal movement in women with pre-eclampsia

UARS article in Bottom Line Health

SlumberBump sleep positioner

Antisnoreshirt

Somnibel sleep positioner

Night Shift sleep positioner

Contour pillow for snoring

 

Direct download: 77-_Myths_and_facts_about_your_sleep_position.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:18am EST

In this episode, Kathy and I have an interesting discussion about the 7 most common myths that I encounter about surgery for the tonsils:

  1. Don’t take out tonsils because they are part of the immune system and help fight infections 
  2. Tonsils can grow back after tonsillectomy 
  3. Tonsils shrink as you get older or you can outgrow them
  4. Surgery can lead to bleeding
  5. Anesthesia can be harmful in children
  6. You need to find the best surgeon 
  7. Small tonsils don’t need to be removed

Show Notes 

George Catlin: Shut Your Mouth and Save Your Life

Sleep apnea lowers your immune system response study

Tonsillectomy does not alter your immune system response study

Rate of tonsil regrowth after tonsillectomy 

Rates of bleeding after tonsillectomy

CHAT study

Patterns of Upper Airway Obstruction on Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy in Patients with Sleep-Disordered Breathing with AHI<5 

Direct download: 76_-_7_Myths_About_Tonsillectomy_You_Should_Know.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:55am EST

In this episode, Kathy and I have an interesting discussion about the 7 most common myths that I encounter about surgery for the tonsils:

  1. Don’t take out tonsils because they are part of the immune system and help fight infections 
  2. Tonsils can grow back after tonsillectomy 
  3. Tonsils shrink as you get older or you can outgrow them
  4. Surgery can lead to bleeding
  5. Anesthesia can be harmful in children
  6. You need to find the best surgeon 
  7. Small tonsils don’t need to be removed

Show Notes 

George Catlin: Shut Your Mouth and Save Your Life

Sleep apnea lowers your immune system response study

Tonsillectomy does not alter your immune system response study

Rate of tonsil regrowth after tonsillectomy 

Rates of bleeding after tonsillectomy

CHAT study

Patterns of Upper Airway Obstruction on Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy in Patients with Sleep-Disordered Breathing with AHI<5 

Direct download: 76_-_7_Myths_About_Tonsillectomy_You_Should_Know.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:55am EST

In this episode, Kathy and I will be revealing the steps we took to significantly improve our family's allergy symptoms this fall.

Shownotes

The Truth About Allergies Revealed blogpost

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

Allergy-free bedsheets

Micro-poop theory blogpost

Dyson HEPA vacuum cleaner

The Sinus, Allergy and Migraine Study (SAMS)

Dr. David Buccholz: Heal Your Headache

Long term nasal saline irrigation and increased infections blogpost

Direct download: 75_-_When_An_Allergy_is_Not_Just_An_Allergy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:52am EST

In this episode, Kathy and I will be talking about a controversial issue, which is the topic of fluoride in our water supply, food, and even our medications. For a more detailed article about the potential dangers of fluoride, click here. During this discussion, we will reveal:

  • How and why fluoride was added to our water supply
  • How I began to suspect the dangers of fluoride
  • Multiple studies linking higher levels of fluoride with lower IQ levels
  • How fluoride may help to shrink our jaws (but have less cavities)
  • How to minimize your daily exposure to fluoride.

Show Notes

OTC and prescription sleep aids

Original fluoride article

The Story of Fluoridation

Fluoride in otosclerosis article

Rat palatal shelf growth and fluoride 

Braces in pregnant rats given fluoride 

Fluoride and rat soothe movement 

Developmental Fluoride Neurotoxicity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis 

Prenatal Fluoride Exposure and Cognitive Outcomes in Children at 4 and 6–12 Years of Age in Mexico 

Association Between Maternal Fluoride Exposure During Pregnancy and IQ Scores in Offspring in Canada

Decreased melatonin biosynthesis, calcium flux, pineal gland calcification and aging: a hypothetical framework

Fluoride and low thyroid levels 

Fluoride deposition in the aged human pineal gland

The Hidden Cause of Acne: How Toxic Water Is Affecting Your Health and What You Can Do about It

Complete List of Fluoride-Free Bottled Water

Fluoride Free Toothpaste 

How to detox from toxic fluoride

Medications with fluoride

Reverse osmosis water filter

https://doctorstevenpark.com/fluoride

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download: Podcast_74_Fluoride_Friend_or_Foe.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:38pm EST

In this special episode, I will be having a conversation with with Dr. Barry Krakow, who will talk about his new landmark study on eclinicalmedicine, the online version of the prestigious journal Lancet. The title of the paper is Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial on the Efficacy of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure and Adaptive Servo-Ventilation in the Treatment of Chronic Complex Insomnia. If you have been told that you don’t have obstructive sleep apnea but still can’t get a good night’s sleep, then this discussion is for you.

Show Notes

Sound Sleep, Sound Mind: 7 Keys to Sleeping through the Night.

UARS Podcast Interview with Dr. Guilleminault

TEDxABQ talk: Why Do You Wake Up At Night? 

Complex insomnia: insomnia and sleep-disordered breathing in a consecutive series of crime victims with nightmares and PTSD

Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial on the Efficacy of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure and Adaptive Servo-Ventilation in the Treatment of Chronic Complex Insomnia

Prevalence of Sleep Disorders Among Soldiers With Combat-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Itamar WatchPAT Home Study Meta-analysis

Direct download: Podcast_73_Krakow_Insomnia.ASV_-_10219_11.05_PM.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

In this episode, we're going to explain why even if you think you sleep great, you're not. If you sleep like a log or can sleep anywhere, any time, this discussion is for you. We'll be talking about the hypersomnias—when people tend to sleep too much or too long.

We'll be revealing the following:

  • Why you can sleep 9 hours or more and will feel tired
  • How you can stop breathing 25 times every hour and not have sleep apnea
  • Which doctor to see if you suffer from this condition
  • And much more.....

Show Notes

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

Upper airway resistance syndrome interview with Dr. Guilleminault

Insomnia as risk for future cancer 

U-shaped curve for ideal sleep length

Sleep endoscopy findings in symptomatic patients with AHI < 5

Two things that go flop in the night blog post

Shift work and cancer

Sleep journal

Sleep tracking apps and devices

Narcolepsy vs. hypersomnias

doctorstevenpark.com/hypersomnia

Breathe Better Sleep Better Live Better Podcast on iTunes

Direct download: Podcast_72_-_Why_Youre_Not_Sleeping_Well.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:51pm EST

In this episode, Kathy and I are going to be talking about another controversial topic that many of you have probably had some experience with at one time or another...and that’s the issue of sleeping pills and OTC sleep aids. In particular, we will be discussing:

  • Why sleeping pills are usually the wrong way of treating insomnia
  • Why insomnia may not really be insomnia
  • How to wean yourself off sleeping pills
  • A non-prescription therapy that's better than sleeping pills in the long run.

Show Notes:

Sleep aid market increasing

Podcast: How to sleep better without medications

Podcast: How medications are harming you

Risk of complications for sleeping pills

Sleep aids and risk of Parkinson's

Sleep-eating

Insomnia increases risk of dying

Insomnia as a harbinger of mental illness

Insomnia and future risk of heart disease

Insomnia and increased risk of dementia

Hip fractures with Ambien

Sleeping pill vs. CBT-i study

3 Ps of insomnia

Krakow’s OSA in treatment resistant insomnia study

Dr. Krakow’s podcast on OSA and Insomnia

Dreams about choking while sleeping

Sleep endoscopy in AHI < 5 study

UARS paper - Guilleminault

SLEEPINESS 10 steps

Podcast 65: How to sleep better without medications

3 Rs: Sleep restriction, reconditioning and relaxation

Neck stretching exercises

Two floppy valves videos

Online CBT-i programs

 

Direct download: Podcast_70-_The_Truth_About_Sleeping_Pills_and_OTC_sleep_aids.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49am EST

This week, I’m thrilled to play an encore of the interview I had in 2013 with one of the greatest sleep physicians of our time, Dr. Christian Guilleminault from Stanford University. He first described upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) in 1993. Along with Dr. Dement, he co-coined the term, OSAS. Sadly, he recently passed as at the age of 80. This episode is a tribute to his incredible contributions and legacy to the sleep community.

Shownotes

Original 1993 UARS paper

Direct download: Podcast_70_Guilleminault_Encore.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:40am EST

One of the most common questions I get asked is, "Where can I find someone like you in my area to help me with my sleep problem?" Even in big cities like New York and Los Angeles, people are frustrated by not knowing where to even start.

In this episode, Kathy and I will give you my long answer, including who, why how, where and what to look for when starting or troubleshooting your sleep-health journey.

Shownotes

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

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia 

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

Inspire hypoglossal nerve pacemaker

Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

Myofunctional therapy for OSA meta-analysis

Dr. Melvin Moss

Paula Fabbie, myofunctional therapist 

AHI < 5 sleep endoscopy study

American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

American Academy of Sleep Medicine Oral Appliance guidelines

Interview with Dr. Bill Hang

Interview with Dr. Kasey Li on maxilla-mandibular advancement

doctorstevenpark.com/sleepprofessional

Direct download: Podcast_69-_How_to_Find_the_Right_Sleep_Professional.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:17am EST

In this episode, Kathy and I have an enlightening discussion about the good, bad, and ugly aspects of light. Some of the topics covered will be:

  • How light exposure and affect your appetite hormones and cause weight gain
  • How sun exposure may lower your risk of cancer
  • Why working at night may increase your risk for cancer.
  • How new technology is ruining our sleep and making us fat
  • How to use natural sunlight to sleep better and stay thin.

Shownotes:

Lights Out book by TS Wiley

Blue blocking glasses

F.lux - Computer screen blue light filter

Bright light box for seasonal affective disorder

7 Ways Black Electrical Tape Can Help You Sleep Better

Nobel 2017 award in medicine and physiology

Vitamin D levels and risk of cancer study

Addressing the health benefits and risks, involving vitamin D or skin cancer, of increased sun exposure 

Sunscreen SPF guide on EWG

 

 

 

Direct download: Podcast_68_-_How_Light_can_be_Good_Bad_or_Ugly.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:49am EST

In this episode, Kathy and I will talk about a very common topic, hormones. In particular, how lack of sleep can negatively affect all your hormones, which can potentially aggravate weight gain, poor energy, and increased stress. 

In this episode, Kathy and I will talk about a very common topic, hormones. In particular, how lack of sleep can negatively affect all your hormones, which can potentially aggravate weight gain, poor energy, and increased stress. 

Shownotes

Hormones covered:

  • Thyroid
  • Estrogen and progesterone
  • Cortisol
  • Melatonin
  • Atrial natriuretic peptide
  • Insulin
  • Grehlin and leptin
  • Vitamin D
  • Growth hormone.

Feeling Fat, Fuzzy or Frazzled, by Dr. Richard Shames

Atrial Natriuretic Peptide article by Dr. Deb Wardly

Vitamin D interview with Dr. Stasha Gominak

Sicker, fatter, Poorer by Dr. Leo Trasande

Sleep, Interrupted by Dr. Steven Y. Park

Second Spring by Dr. Maoshing Ni

The Woman Code by Alyssa Vitti 

The Wisdom of Menopause by Dr. Christiane Northrup 

Keep Swimming Clip in Finding Nemo

https://doctorstevenpark.com/hormones

Breathe Better Sleep Better Live better Podcast 

 

Direct download: How_Sleep_Affects_Your_Horomones.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:03am EST

Summer is in full swing and there's no better time to get fit and get slim than now. And I know that a lot of our listeners are starting their Keto, Paleo, Whole30 or whatever diets that are really popular right now. And there's nothing wrong with that. But tin this podcast Kathy and I will talk about an issue that not a lot of people think about when they're going on a diet or they're starting off trying to lose weight. And that issue is, are you sleeping well? Are you sleeping long enough? And that's something that most of us don't think about. We don't connect sleep with weight, but that's a huge, huge problem that one needs to address before you do any sort of diet regimen. 

Shownotes

Glamour article on weight loss

Glamour weight loss experiment

Youtube video on nasal dilators

Toxins podcast

Candlelight disrupts circadian rhythm study. News article

Knee LED study NYT article

How to optimize your bedroom for better sleep. mykoreanamericanhome.com

NOSTRILS post

Prescription medications podcast blogpost

doctorstevenpark.com/loseweight

Direct download: Podcast_67_-_How_Better_Sleep_Can_Help_You_Lose_Weight.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:13pm EST

In our last podcast, Kathy and I talked about how many commonly prescribed prescription medications can either make you gain weight or ruin your sleep. I this episode, we will discuss 7 steps you can take to prevent ever having to need them, or begin to wean off these medications. 

Show Notes:

  1. Prioritize sleep like your most important appointment 
  2. Optimal breathing while awake and while sleeping
  3. Sleep hygiene 

Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome 

Obstructive sleep apnea 

  1. Eat a healthy, organic toxin-free diet

Fed-Up Movie

  1. Eliminate environmental toxins or allergies

Podcasts on home toxins (part 1, part 2)

  1. Light toxicity
  2. Phone and email restrictions
  3. Vitamins and supplements

Reader Survey Link

doctorstevenpark.com/medications

Direct download: Podcast_65_-_How_to_Sleep_Better_Without_Medications.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:25am EST

Prescription medications are the mainstay of modern medicine. But what we don’t realize is that many common medications have the potential to make you fat or ruin your sleep. Please join Kathy and me as we discuss 12 Medications That Can Make You Fat or Ruin Your Sleep. This is Part 1, and in our next podcast, we will go over various ways to avoid prescription medications. 

Shownotes: 

3 reasons why we shifted from acute to chronic care for medications

3 pathways that medications aggravate sleep problems and weight gain 

  1. High blood pressure medications (lower melatonin and nasal congestion)
  2. Acid reducers (proton pump inhibitors)
  3. High cholesterol medications
  4. Antibiotics 
  5. Antihistamines
  6. Birth control pills

Estrogen dominance, Dr. John Lee

Wisdom of Menopause by Dr. Northrup

Estrogen promoting environmental toxins podcast

Endocrine disruption podcast (Trasande)

  1. Viagra and other medications for erectile dysfunction (nasal congestion)
  2. Oral steroids
  3. Antidepressants  

Reader comment about Paxil 

  1. Mood stabilizers

Upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS)

  11. Stimulants for ADHD

  12. Sleeping pills

Interview with Dr. Karkow on treatment resistant insomnia

Blog response on 7 Drugs That Can Cause OSA

https://doctorstevenpark.com/medications1

 

 


In this episode Kathy and I continue our conversation about the most common toxins that we're exposed to on a regular basis. We will talk about the potential dangers of fluoride, flame retardants and Chlorine. 

Show Notes:

Fluoride,  Flame retardants,  Chlorine

Previous podcast #62 on the following toxins: BPA, PTFE, phthalates, lead 

Dr. Weston Price: Nutrition and Physical Degeneration

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

Why Some Women Have Throat Pain Before Periods

Fluoride and IQ study

Chlorine swimming pool and asthma study

Negative health effects of chlorine

Branch Basics Discount

Direct download: Podcast_63_toxins2.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:09am EST

I don't want to sound like Chicken Little, but the sky is not falling. However, we are literally bathing in a myriad of potentially toxic and harmful toxins and pollutants in our everyday lives. We touched on some of these toxins during my interview with Dr. Trasande. In Part 1 of today's episode, Kathy and I will go over 4 of the 7 common toxins that all of us may be exposed to on a regular basis. Some of these can definitely affect your sleep quality. Stay tuned for our next episode when I reveal the next 3 toxins.

Click here to find out what these common toxins are and how you can lower your exposure. 

Show Notes

Dr. Trasande, author of Sicker, Fatter, Poorer interview

Slow Death By Rubber Duck

Sleep interrupted

Environmental Working Group (EWG)

Micro-poop theory article 

Homemade cleaning products on Pinterest 

Branch Basics cleaner review 

 

Direct download: Podcast_62_toxins1.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:52pm EST

In this episodes, Kathy and I explain why certain supplements are essential to good gut health and brain function, as well as to potentially prevent damage from untreated obstructive sleep apnea or upper airway resistance syndrome. We end the discussion by exposing a major myth about a popular supplement. 

Show Notes 

Sleep Breathing Paradigm in Sleep, Interrupted

Inflammation and OSA article

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers (Talks about stress)

Glyphosate podcast

Functions of the liver

Vitamin D podcast with Dr. Gominak

Dr. Deborah Wardly UARS and ANP paper and effects on magnesium

Sleep apnea and brain damage (Dr. Ron Harper interview)

Sleep deprivation and effects on gut biome article

Dr. Mercola’s information on probiotics

Ferritin level and limb movements article

Direct download: 060_-_7_Supplements_to_Fight_Fatigue_and_Brain_Fog.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:59am EST

One of the most common questions I get asked is how I can stay so thin and healthy. Kathy and I answered this question in a previous podcast (How I Stay Thin, Happy and Healthy), but I wanted to go into more detail about the who, what, when, where, how and why we eat as it relates to our health. I’m not a nutritionist, but questions about food and what I eat is so common that I though it was important to address this important issue, from a sleep and breathing perspective.

 

Shownotes

Summary of How I Stay Thin, Happy and Healthy Part 1

  • Control our allergies 
  • Eliminate toxins
  • Eat organic
  • Breast feed
  • Cook at home
  • Elimination diet
  • Reprioritize habits and lifestyles
  • Nutritional supplements
  • More sun exposure
  • Be healthy before you conceive

Who?

What to Eat

  • Eat organic, non-packaged foods, and avoid gluten
  • Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your Health Problems and 5 Surprising Steps to Cure It, by Dr. Josh Axe
  • Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health, by Dr. William Davis.
  • Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent Killers, by Dr. David Perlmutter
  • Keto and Paleo diet

When to Eat

  • Don’t eat or snack (or alcohol) within 3-4 hours of bedtime.
  • Sleep Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired, by Dr. Steven Y. Park
  • Glamor article: You Can Do This! The Sleep Diet Is Here

Where to Eat

How to Cook

Why to Eat Healthy

  • Most important

Summary

  • Eat organic
  • Non-GMO
  • Little to food packaging
  • Use ingredients as close to the source as possible
  • Supplements (Vitamin D, omega-3, magnesium, probiotics, etc.)
  • Better breathing and sleep hygiene
  • Poor sleep causes poor digestion
  • Choose one item on this list and layer on other areas once you succeed

 

https://doctorstevenpark.com/thinhappyhealthy2
Direct download: 059_-_Thin_healthy_happy_2.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:33am EST

Why are our kids sicker, fatter these days? Dr. Leonardo Trasande, author of the book, Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The urgent threat of hormone-disrupting chemicals to our health and future…and what we can do about it, answers this question. I’m so excited to have the privilege of interviewing the author about this important topic on this episode today. He will answer the following:

  • How the dose does not always make the poison  
  • How do these chemicals affect the obesity epidemic in our children?
  • Can you please elaborate on male reproductive and fertility issues. 
  • How is this problem affecting girls? What about it potential effects on the rate of breast cancer?
  • How can you determine if a study or journal article is credible and scientifically sound or a platform with industry supported backing?
  • What can we as parents do to fight this problem?
  • Where can our listeners find your book and find out more information about you?
Direct download: Trasande.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:00am EST

You’re excited that you were finally diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. This could explain your years of chronic fatigue, weight gain and headaches. You start using your new CPAP machine at home with some degree of anticipation as well as a bit of trepidation. The first few days are a bit challenging but you decide to keep trying. After another 3 weeks of misery, you call your sleep doctor but she is not helpful. The equipment company send you a new mask, but that makes no difference. At this point you’re ready to give up. 

In this podcast epode, Kathy and I give 5 reasons why regardless of which sleep apnea treatment you start with, you should not give up.

What combination of sleep apnea therapy worked for you?

Email me at doctorpark@doctorstevenpark.com

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Show Notes

Threshold Concept blog post

Heal Your Headache interview with Dr. David Buchholz

CPAP troubleshooting steps podcast

Totally CPAP book

Nasal surgery and CPAP study

Unstuff Your Stuffy Nose ebook

Two things that go flop in the night blog post

CPAP vs. APAP, Bilevel

Glyphosate in our food supply podcast

Slow Death By Rubber Duck book

Pinterest board on cleaning products

Dr. Josh Axe

Dr. Joseph Mercola

The Autoimmune Fix book by Dr. O’Bryan

Interview with Dr. Stasha Gominak on Vitamin D

 

doctorstevenpark.com/treatmentfail

Direct download: Podcast_58-_Why_Sleep_Apnea_Treatments_Dont_Work_For_Some_People.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:00am EST

In this episode, I have a discussion with Dr. Bill Hang, one of my original mentors who inspired me to connect the dots between dental crowding and sleep apnea. He will answer the controversial question, "Can traditional orthodontics cause obstructive sleep apnea"? 

Show Notes

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

Dr. Brian Palmer

Dr. Bill Hang: Faceocused.com

Shut Your Mouth and Save Your Life by George Catlin

Corruccini book

Esthetic line

Evidence Supports No Relationship between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Premolar Extraction: An Electronic Health Records Review

Orthodonticsandosa.com (promo code: turning point)

 

Direct download: 057_-_Bill_Hang.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:00am EST

You made your New Years resolution to lose, weight, stop smoking or sleep better. But why is it that it’s so hard to keep going, let alone even to get started? If you have untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), kathy and I will cover 5 of the most common reasons why people fail in keeping any goal in life. 

Show Notes

How OSA Can Ruin Your New Years Resolutions blog post

Sleep apnea and cancer link

Sleep Apnea Darth Vader Photo

CPAP Alternatives podcast

Sleep apnea and erectile dysfunction blog post

Sexual intimacy and OSA blog post

OSA and brain damage interview with Dr. Harper

Brain dysfunction and sleep deprivation  interview with Dr. Borelli

SMART goals

Historical figures who took regular naps

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What are your specific sleep goals for 2019?

Click here to respond.

Direct download: How_Sleep_Apnea_Can_Kill_Your_2019_Goals.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:32pm EST

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 discuss a simple surgical option that is almost never offered to sleep apnea patients, despite an almost 100% cure rate. 

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Show Notes

Interview with Dr. Mack Jones

Deadly Sleep book by Dr. Jones

Finding the Right Surgeon blog

Finding the Right Surgeon podcast

Direct download: 052_-_Tracheotomy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:49am EST

In this episode, Kathy and I discuss two common conditions that are not usually associated with sleep breathing disorders, but should be.

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Show Notes

Willis-Ekbom Disease

Limb movements and sleep breathing disorder

Bruxism and sleep breathing disorder review paper

Bruxism and CPAP

Ferritin levels and RLS

Iron Levels and PLMD in children

Dr. David Buchholz podcast

Heal Your Headache: The 1-2-3 Program for Taking Charge of Your Pain

Glyphosate podcast

Direct download: 051_-_RLS__TMJ.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:10am 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, 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 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

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 EST

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 EST

In this episode, Kathy and I will talk about upper airway resistance syndrome, or UARS, as part of our “Back to the Basics” series.  In this discussion, we cover the following:

  • What is UARS and how is it different from obstructive sleep apnea?
  • What are the most common features of UARS and how can it be diagnosed?
  • Why most doctors are unaware of UARS
  • What you can do to start treating UARS and when to see your doctor
  • How to prevent obstructive sleep apnea and UARS.
 

Show Notes

Original UARS paper by Dr. Christian Guilleminault

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

Robert Sapolsky’s book, “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

The Sleep Breathing Paradigm (Podcast 39)

POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome)

UARS and somatic syndromes: Dr. Avram Gold article

Direct download: Podcast_40_-_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:25am EST

In this podcast episode, Kathy and I go back to the basics. We will talk about my sleep-breathing paradigm, the concept that all modern humans are susceptible to various degrees.

Show Notes

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

Dr. Terrance Davidson: The Great Leap Forward: the anatomic basis for the acquisition of speech and obstructive sleep apnea

Dr. Weston Price : Nutrition and Physical Degeneration

Dr. Robert Corruccini: Anthropologist who found that soft diets are associated with more crooked teeth. Podcast interview.

Video series on why we have malocclusion (crooked teeth)

Dr. Christian Guilleminault. Podcast interview. UARS paper

Unstuff your stuffy nose free e-book

Dr. Brian Palmer. The first person to alert me to the impact on how bottle-feeding can alter facial growth.

Direct download: Podcast_39_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:04am EST

I've seen thousands of patients that succeed with CPAP, and thousands more that don't. What I've noticed is that people who are able to get a great night's sleep with CPAP have certain common characteristics or habits that they all have in common. Please join Kathy and me in this important, and potentially life-saving discussion.

Shownotes

CPAPBabes.com

CPAPTalk.com

Hope2sleep.com

American Sleep Apnea Association's AWAKE group

 

Direct download: Podcast_37_-_Habits.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:14pm EST

I know many of you out there hate the idea of using CPAP. A number of you keep asking me how to avoid using CPAP. Some of the even get panic attacks thinking about using CPAP.

With today's launch of my book, Totally CPAP, I think it's appropriate to address all these concerns, with a podcast titled "5 Reasons Why You Should Try CPAP Even If You Hate It." 

Shownotes

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

Direct download: Podcast_36_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:55pm EST

Show Notes

Get more AM light. Northwest Univ. study - more exposure to daytime sunlight 8-12 AM were much lighter. 

Delayed sleep phase syndrome. Singularity
 
Blackout bedroom, shit work.
 
Shift Workers 
 
Vitamin D - get checked
 
 
5 Immediate steps to help you sleep better and lose weight
 
1. Take morning walks outside
2. Use software filters. No screens before sleep
3. Cover the lights in your bedroom
4. Spend more time outdoors
3. Check Vit D  
 
Dr. Gominak Vitamin D Interviews
Direct download: Podcast_35_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:18am EST

In this episode, Kathy and I will reveal the 7 Ways Your Stuffy Nose Can Make You Fat.

 


Show Notes

FDA obesity statistics

WHO obesity statistics

Wall-E Movie

7 Ways Your Stuffy Nose Can Make You Fat

     1. Stress due to breathing poorly

          Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

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

     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

          Close Your Mouth

     6. Leptin goes down, and ghrelin goes up

     7. Lack of energy and motivation

 7 Ways to Lose Weight Without Dieting

  1. Exercise outdoors in the sun
  2. Check for Vitamin D deficiency (Gominak Vitamin D podcast)
  3. Get rid of your stuffy nose (Unstuff Your Stuffy Nose e-book)
  4. Cook at home
  5. Regular deep breathing, relaxation exercises
  6. Address other physical breathing issues
  7. Get more sleep 
Direct download: Podcast_34_-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:47am EST

You may have experienced forgetting things once in a while, but for some people, it's a common occurrence. Some of you are in a constant state of brain fog, struggling to think clearly. In this episode, Kathy and will talk about various reasons that can lead to sleep deprivation, and ultimately, to memory problems and brain fog. 

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Show Notes

 
Dr. Ronald Harper: Podcast on OSA and brain damage
 
The importance of REM sleep
 
The 3 benefits of sleep
     1. Growth hormone, wound healing, immune system
     2. Memory enhancement
     3. Stress management
 
How sleep deprivation alters your sense of how impaired you are
 
APO E4: The common gene for Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and obstructive sleep apnea.
 
3 ways our brains are damaged 
     1. Modern society
     2. Toxins and inflammation: Leaky gut and brain
     3. Small jaws and upper airway
 
Eat Dirt:Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your Health Problems and 5 Surprising Steps to Cure It. By Dr. Josh Axe
 
 
Glamour magazine article
 
Medications that can trigger obstructive sleep apnea 
 
What You Can Do Right Now To Prevent Losing Your Mind
      1. Don’t eat late
     2. Good nasal breathing: Un-stuff Your Stuffy Nose e-book
 
 
Direct download: Podcast_33_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:58am EST

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:

  • The link between tongue tie and crooked teeth and lack of c-spine curvature
  • Difference between mandibular advancement devices and bio-mimetic functional devices.
  • How poor muscle use during swallowing can cause crooked teeth.
  • How nasal congestion can cause a long and narrow face.
  • How poor upper jaw development can lead to snoring
  • How Buteyko breathing can complement dental options
  • How to get bigger, fuller lips.
  • Are oral appliances covered by insurance?
  • What is a holistic mouth doctor, and how can you find one?
 

Show Notes
Direct download: Podcast_32_-_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47pm EST

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. 

  1. Tongue Scalloping
  2. Nocturia (nighttime urination)
  3. Headaches
  4. ADHD
  5. PTSD
  6. Sexual dysfunction
  7. IBS or GI problems

 


Show Notes

 
Direct download: Podcast_31_-_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47pm EST

The 1950s was once called the “age of anxiety.” I think it’s fair to say that the level of anxiety has risen exponentially since the 1950s. There are many reasons why you may be anxious, including information overload, social media, non-stop news, or even your children’s activities. For many of you, In this episode, Kathy and I will reveal how sleep-breathing problems can cause or aggravate anxiety.

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Shownotes

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Dr. Robert Sapolsky
Heal Your Headache by Dr. David Buchholz
Calm magnesium tea
Patrick McKeon interview
Bohr effect
Stop Smoking for the Last Time by George Wissing 
Deborah Quilter interview (#67) on yoga breathing
Direct download: Podcast_30_-_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:16pm EST

In this interview, I interview Dr. Mark Burhenne, who is an integrative sleep medicine dentist, and author of The 8-hour Sleep Paradox: How We Are Sleeping Our Way to Fatigue, Disease and Unhappiness.  He has a fantastic website, askthedentist.com, which is dedicated to helping people understand oral health and the mouth-body connection for overall wellness. He has been featured in numerous media outlets, including being a contributor to Yahoo! Health, CNN, and the Huffington Post.

In this 40 minute program,  you’ll learn:

  • 7 Sleep Myths that are killing you
  • The link between bruxism/TMJ and sleep apnea
  • His many personal benefits of treating obstructive sleep apnea
  • Dr. Burhenne’s favorite dental appliance
  • And the best appliance for TMJ.

 


Show Notes:

Direct download: Podcast_28_final_-_Burhenne.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:20am EST

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. 

 
 
 
  1. Exercise outdoors
  2. Don’t eat close to bedtime
  3. Clear your nose
  4. Get the right pillow
  5. Cook your own meals
  6. Avoid eating out
  7. Regular life planning, goal setting and daily morning rituals
  8. Try certain supplements 
  9. Avoid toxins
  10. Sleep 7 to 8 hours
 
Show Notes:
 
 
Direct download: Pocast_27_-_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19pm EST

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:

  • How sleep apnea damages autonomic nervous system centers in the brain
  • Can brain damage from OSA be reversed?
  • The connection between OSA and atrial fibrillation 
  • Can heart damage from sleep apnea be reversed?  
  • The difference between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS)
  • Why UARS is harder to diagnose
  • Newly discovered lymphatic system in the brain and implications
  • How CPAP may cause intracranial hypertension
  • And much, much more.
Show notes:
 
Dr. Borelli's past interview on brain health
University of Pennsylvania cardiology study
Dr. Borelli's Discover article
Dr. Deborah Wadly's paper on resolution of intracranial     hypertension with jaw surgery 
Placebo article in New England Journal of Medicine
Direct download: Podcast_26_-_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08am EST

In this podcast episode, Kathy and I will talk about links between various gastrointestinal issues and obstructive sleep apnea. We cover the following 5 surprising conditions:

  1. Irritable bowel syndrome
  2. Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis)
  3. Celiac disease (or gluten sensitivity)
  4. Colon cancer
  5. Acid reflux

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Shownotes:

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

IBS study

Gluten-free diet and celiac diease

Inflammatory bowel disorders and Celiac disease research study

Upper airway resistance syndrome 

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

Blog post on GI problems and sleep apnea

OSA and cancer article

Vitamin D Podcast (Part 1Part 2Part 3)

Pepsin in earssinuses and lungs

doctorstevenpark.com/gastro

iTunes link

Direct download: Podcast_25_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:37pm EST

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:

  • How sleep apnea can lower your sex drive
  • Surprising statistics on erectile dysfunction and its association with obstructive sleep apnea 
  • Why men's sperm counts are dropping rapidly
  • The role of stress in sleep apnea, and how it affects your sex life
  • Why zebras don't get ulcers.

 


Show notes:

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.

The Association of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Erectile Dysfunction

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.

Low testosterone heart attacks and sleep apnea

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.

Idiocracy Movie

Moaning during sleep

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

Direct download: Podcast_24_-_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

In this podcast episode, Kathy puts me on the spot by asking unscripted questions about the most common questions I get asked about the ear, nose and throat. I will answer:
 
  • Should large tonsils always be removed?
  • Do tonsils grow back after surgery?
  • Do we need tonsils? / How can you fight infections if your take them out?
  • Why can I only breathe on one side of the nose?
  • Why won’t my stuffy nose go away desire multiple medications?
  • Why does my stuffy nose go from side to side? 
  • Why do some women have sore throats just before their periods?
  • Why do sleep apnea patients have chronic or recurrent throat problems?
  • What’s the one most important tip that you give to everyone?
 

Shownotes
 
Pepsin found in ear, nose, lungs
Dr. Ron Haper’s interview about OSA and brain damage
Sleep Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired
Direct download: Podcast_23_-_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:05pm EST

In this episode, Kathy and I will reveal how allergies can ruin your sleep.

We'll discuss proven steps that can get rid of your allergies this spring. 

Show notes:

Direct download: Podcast_22_-_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:33pm EST

In this episode, Kathy and I will reveal 7 ways that mouth breathing can cause sleep and health problems. 

Show notes:

Unstuff Your Stuffy Nose ebook

Interview with Dr. Michael Mew on the Modern Melting Face

Interview with Patrick McKeown on Buteyko Breathing

Shut Your Mouth to Save Your Life, by George Catlin

Good review of Catlin's book

Direct download: Podcast_21_-_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:04am EST

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. 

  • How snoring and ADHD are linked
  • How snoring can cause stroke
  • A better way to lose weight
  • Your best sleep position
  • How to choose the right pillow
  • Why mouth breathing is bad for your health
  • 3 proven non-surgical / alternative ways to stop snoring 
  • The best surgical options for snoring
  • Which dental device works best for snoring 
  • The pros and cons of surgical options

Show notes:

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

Direct download: Podcast_20_-_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:51pm EST

In this podcast, Kathy and I talk about 7 Ways Doctors Can Ruin Your Sleep:

1. Rhinoplasty

2. Dental headgear

3. Orthodontics / teeth extractions / jaw surgery 

4. Medical or surgical menopause

5. Medications

6. Surgery that prevent your preferred sleep position

7. Back to sleep campaign to prevent SIDS

Link back to original post on doctorstevenpark.com


Shownotes:

Breathe Right strips

DNA Appliance

Homeoblock

Biobloc

Jaw surgery in Korea

Blood pressure medications lowers melatonin

Medications that make you gain weight

Do birth control medications cause weight gain?

Timing of heart attacks in patients with obstructive sleep apnea 

Delayed development in infants who sleep on back

Improved sleep in  tummy sleeping infants

 

Direct download: Podcast_18_-_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:53pm EST

In this podcast, I have a fascinating discussion with Dr. Ronald M. Harper, Professor of Neurobiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Harper shares some profound insights about why brain damage goes hand in hand with obstructive sleep apnea. In this interview, you’ll learn:

  • Why Obstructive Sleep Apnea (or OSA) can cause brain damage but how this brain damage can further perpetuate sleep apnea
  • Eye-opening insights about why OSA is so often associated with memory loss, brain fog, balance issues, hypertension, and even diabetes 
  • Besides traditional OSA treatment options, which simple exercise method can help reduce OSA severity.

 


Show notes:

Brain Morphology Associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Brain Structural Changes in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sex Differences in White Matter Alterations Accompanying Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Blood-Brain Barrier Leakiness in Obstructive Sleep Apnea 

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Brain Structural Changes and Neurocognitive Function before and after Treatment

Direct download: Pocast_harper-final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:56pm EST

In this podcast, Kathy and I will reveal "Everything You Wanted to Know About Nasal Surgery." Topics include:

1. Septoplasty: Why packs are not needed

2. Turbinoplasty: How much removal is enough?

3. Nostril surgery: Why it's better than Breathe Right strips

4. Sinus surgery: Myths and misconceptions

5. Reconstructive surgery: When you may need this.

 

Show notes:

The Truth About Sleep Apnea Surgery

Un-Stuff Your Stuffy Nose e-book

How to Find a Good Sleep Apnea Surgeon

 

 

Direct download: Podcast_16_-_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:27pm EST

In this podcast, Kathy and I will discuss the 7 Myths About Nasal Surgery, & When to Do Surgery
  
1. Nasal trauma causes a deviated septum
2. Septoplasty will treat snoring or sleep apnea
3. Septoplasty will change my nose externally or have bruising
4. Will need packing inside the nose
5. Rhinoplasty - what it means, and what to watch out for
6. Does a deviated septum (or shrunken turbinates) come back after surgery?
7. Turbinate surgery causes empty nose syndrome.
And when to consider nasal surgery.
 
 
Please share this podcast with others that may benefit from this information.
Direct download: Podcast_15_-_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:29pm EST

In this episode, I answer your questions that I get through my blog, email, and contact me page. This is completely live and unscripted. I have no ideal what Kathy will ask me.
 
1. How much do you charge for a office visit or procedure? 
2. How can I make an appointment to see you?
3. Various questions about specific medical issues.
4. What’s the difference between upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?
5. Will sleeping pills work for upper airway resistance syndrome?
6. Does sleep apnea cause brain damage? 
7. Are apneas more damaging on the brain than hypopneas?
8. What’s the relationship between depression and sleep apnea?
9. How do dental extractions affect sleep apnea?
10. Can nasal surgery cause sleep apnea later in life?
11. What’s the link between reflux and sleep apnea?
12. Can sleep apnea cause dizziness?
13. What questions should I be asking my doctor?
 
 
Podcast 13: Which surgeon do  you recommend?
Direct download: Podcast_14_-_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:57pm EST

In this episode, I answer one of the most common questions I get, which is: "Can You refer me to a good sleep apnea surgeon in my area?"

Kathy and I will provide 4 questions you should be asking your surgeon, as well as 4 that you shouldn't. 

Show Notes

The Truth About Sleep Apnea Surgery free report

Sleep, Interrupted: A Physician Reveals the #1 Reason Why So Many Of Us Are Sick And Tired

 

Direct download: Podcast_13_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:38pm EST

There comes a time when you have to say, "enough is enough." You've gone through 3 different masks, CPAP, APAP and 2 dental appliances. You also tried chin straps to keep your mouth closed along with your oral appliance and CPAP, all together. Some of you can't even keep CPAP on for more than one hour. And there are some of you that are able to use CPAP for 8 hours straight for 3 months and your machine is telling you that your AHI level is 0.1, but you still feel terrible. You've also tried every trouble shooting step mentioned on every sleep apnea support site. At a certain point, you have to consider the possibility of undergoing surgery.

Granted not everyone who struggles with CPAP has tried all this, but many of you have already gone through many, if not most of the above steps. Some people will be better candidates for surgery than others. 

In this podcast, Kathy and I will go over 7 good reasons why you may want to consider surgery for your obstructive sleep apnea. Here's a quick summary along with the resources and links mentioned in the podcast:

1. CPAP is not working
      Podcast on troubleshooting CPAP problems (Podcast #9)
2. Oral appliance is not helping
      Podcast #59 on oral appliances
3. You have a stuffy nose
      E-book on how to unstuffy your stuffy nose
4. You have large tonsils or adenoids
5. Previous surgery didn’t work
6. If you can’t breathe out through your nose or feel a flap close suddenly during inhalation
7. You’ve tried everything.
 
If you liked or found helpful what you heard on this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. 
Direct download: Podcast_12_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:22pm EST