Breathe Better, Sleep Better, Live Better Podcast

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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