Breathe Better, Sleep Better, Live Better Podcast

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.


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 EDT

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:



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




Vitamin B Complex




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

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.


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 




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

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 EDT