Release Date: 11/18/22
Podcast Duration: 27:11
A summary by Brandon Johnson, DC
5 Key Takeaways
Western medicine is great for treating acute "traumatic" cases but lacks the capabilities to treat most chronic diseases
Western medicine and alternative medicine can be very effective if used together
Diet, Exercise and Stress play the largest roles on health
33% of human tissues are made up of collagen proteins
Bone broth, animal skins and organ meats are the best natural sources of collagen
This Podcast begins with Dr. Oz introducing a Chiropractic doctor by the name of Josh Axe. He specializes in functional medicine with a strong emphasis in nutrition.
The mother of Dr. Axe was diagnosed with cancer
She lived a sedentary lifestyle
The family decided to try alternative treatment for 4 months
Several life changes were implemented
Stress reduction (meditation)
Nutrition (leafy greens, juicing, whole non processed foods)
The tumor shrunk and eventually became dormant
After describing the origin of Dr. Axe's background the two doctors begin to discuss the differences and synergies of multiple approaches to medical care.
Western Medicine Vs Alternative (holistic) Medicine
Usually more invasive
Involves use of drugs
Great for treating acute (traumatic) issues
Broken bones and cuts
Usually minimally invasive
Uses natural herbs/vitamins and lifestyle change
Great for treating chronic (long term) issues
Type 2 diabetes
Using Western & Alternative Medicine Together
First try everything naturally with minimal invasive action
Monitoring progression via Western testing
Manage lifestyle variables
Dr. Axe concludes his thoughts by saying "do everything naturally, and then fill in the gaps" with western medicine. The Doctors then begin to discuss foods and the role of collagen in human physiology and health.
Favorite Food for medicine
Herbs and spices
Can be powerful antioxidants
Can have drug like properties without strong side effects
American men in the US consume 1/8 of herbs and spices (antioxidants) when compared to men in japan
Indian and Asian diets are filled with herbs and spices
Live longer healthier lives on average
Vegetables and Berries
Offer phytonutrients and polyphenols that can improve bodily functions
Good source of collagen and other crucial minerals
Why is Collagen Important?
⅓ of protein in human body is made up of collagen proteins
Women (placenta is mostly collagen)
How to Increase Endogenous (your body's ability to make) Collagen
Eat foods that are rich in:
Easiest for the body to create collagen when it has the direct building blocks
Found in bone broth and other dense collagen foods
Best Natural Sources of Collagen
Organ meats (liver)
Eating skeletal muscle of animals (normal meat cuts in grocery store) supplies the body with muscle building amino acids (building blocks of proteins)
What is the Next Super Food?
Adaptogen herbs are going rapidly in society
For brain and nervous system
For testosterone and energy
Did not do double blind studies
Did 3,000+ years of case studies
Based on bodies internal environment
Is it too hot or cold ?
Is it too damp or too dry ?
Too much movement (wind) or stagnation?
Why do we call sickness a cold?
Stems from Chinese medicine