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HHP Expert – Dr. Jolene Brighten – Hormonal Birth Control

HHP Expert – Dr. Jolene Brighten – Hormonal Birth Control

 This week’s show is a good one, folks! Dr. B. is joined by nutritional biochemist and leading expert in women’s medicine, Dr. Jolene Brighten, to discuss hormonal birth control and her book, Beyond the Pill: A 30-Day Program to Balance Your Hormones, Reclaim Your...

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HHP Expert – Swathi Rao

HHP Expert – Swathi Rao

On this week’s show, Dr. B. is joined by Swathi Rao, owner and CEO of local Indiana practice, Be Well Family Care.  Be Well Family Care is a family practice with a focus on integrated care, or what Swathi calls “smart medicine.”  This means that the practice tries to...

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HHP Expert – Amy Medling, Healing PCOS

HHP Expert – Amy Medling, Healing PCOS

On this week’s show, Amy and Dr. B. are joined by Amy Medling to talk about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and her book, Healing PCOS: A 21-Day Plan for Reclaiming Your Health and Life with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Amy talks about her personal struggles as a woman...

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HHP Expert – Sandra Kaufmann: Why We Age and How to Stop It

HHP Expert – Sandra Kaufmann: Why We Age and How to Stop It

On this week’s show, Amy and Dr. B. are joined by Sandra Kaufmann to discuss her new book, The Kaufmann Protocol: Why We Age and How to Stop It. Amy and Dr. B. ask Dr. Kaufmann about her background as a tropical ecologist and plant physiologist, why she decided to...

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HHP Expert – Dr. Jeffrey Anshel – Macular Degeneration

HHP Expert – Dr. Jeffrey Anshel – Macular Degeneration

Our guest this week is Dr. Jeffrey Anshel, optometrist and author of Smart Medicine for Your Eyes. Amy and Dr. B chat with Dr. Ansel about eye exams, carrots, and eye diseases. Dr. Ansel explains the three “O’s” and how overall nutrition can affect our eyes. He also...

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HHP Expert – Becca Coffin – Knowing Your Family’s Why

HHP Expert – Becca Coffin – Knowing Your Family’s Why

On this week’s show, Amy and Dr. B. are joined by Becca Coffin, an intentional living coach, to discuss living intentionally, the importance of identifying core values, and the dangers of fear-based decision making. Becca talks about how her background with her local...

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HHP Expert – Denise Dilworth, Reiki Master

HHP Expert – Denise Dilworth, Reiki Master

Our guest this week is Reiki master Denise Dilworth. Denise joins Amy to discuss the art of Reiki healing and the benefits it can provide. She talks to Amy about the three levels of Reiki masters, the way that Reiki works to heal the body, the nature of attunements,...

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HHP Expert – Beth Booram, Spiritual Director

HHP Expert – Beth Booram, Spiritual Director

Our guest this week is spiritual director Beth Booram. Beth is also an author, retreat leader, and co-founder and director of Sustainable Faith Indy. She joins Amy and Dr. B to outline the purpose of a spiritual director and the concept of a ministry of listening....

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HHP Expert – Pilar Jennings, PhD, To Heal a Wounded Heart

HHP Expert – Pilar Jennings, PhD, To Heal a Wounded Heart

On this week’s show, psychotherapist Dr. Pilar Jennings, PhD, joins Amy and Dr. B. to talk about Buddhism, psychotherapy, trauma, and to discuss her book, To Heal A Wounded Heart: The Transformative Power of Buddhism and Psychotherapy in Action. She describes her...

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HHP Expert – Liz Howerth, Family Counselor

HHP Expert – Liz Howerth, Family Counselor

On this week’s show, family counselor Liz Howerth joins Amy and Dr. B. to discuss counseling, self-motivation, and the importance of being honest with ourselves. Liz tells us how she got started and why she decided to become a family counselor. The gang discusses the...

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HHP Expert – Nick Nilsson, The Mad Scientist of Muscle

HHP Expert – Nick Nilsson, The Mad Scientist of Muscle

Our guest this week is fitness trainer and author, Nick Nilsson. Nick joins Amy and Dr. B to talk about intense weight training and exercise. Tune in to find out why Nick ate 8-9,000 calories a day in college, what he has done to get kicked out of gyms, and why he’s...

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HHP Expert – Joan Pagano, Fitness

HHP Expert – Joan Pagano, Fitness

Our guest this week is Joan Pagano, personal trainer and author of Strength Training: Exercises for Women. Joan joins Amy and Dr. B. to talk about how our bodies change as we get older and how our fitness routines should be changing as we do. She discusses why...

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HHP Expert – Megan Gilmore, Counselor and Coach

HHP Expert – Megan Gilmore, Counselor and Coach

 Our guest this week is Megan Gilmore, executive director of Lark’s Song. Megan is a professional coach with a focus on positive psychology. Megan sits down with Amy and Dr. B. to chat about how she got into professional coaching and what led to the creation of...

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HHP Expert – Patty Pavey, Hypnosis

HHP Expert – Patty Pavey, Hypnosis

Our guest this week is Patty Pavey, a local hypnotist. Patty joins Amy and Dr. B to talk about how she got into hypnosis, what exactly hypnosis is, who can and should look to hypnosis, what hypnosis actually feels like, how hypnosis differs from meditation, what kinds...

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HHP Expert – Bryant Johnson, The RBG Workout

HHP Expert – Bryant Johnson, The RBG Workout

 Our guest this week is Bryant Johnson, author of The RBG Workout. RBG, as in Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg! Bryant is the Supreme Court Justice’s personal trainer, and his book outlines the workout that he designed and guides her through twice a week....

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HHP Expert – Dr. Joel Kahn, MD, Healthy Heart Doctor

HHP Expert – Dr. Joel Kahn, MD, Healthy Heart Doctor

Our guest this week is holistic cardiologist, Dr. Joel Kahn. Dr. Kahn joins the show to talk about the ins and outs of heart health, heart disease, and plant-based diets. Dr. Kahn describes his path to becoming a cardiologist and why he decided to switch to a...

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HHP – Dr. Ryan Bentley: Men’s Health

HHP – Dr. Ryan Bentley: Men’s Health

This week’s show is all about men’s health. Amy has questions, and Dr. Ryan Bentley is here to answer them. Dr. Bentley sits down with Amy and Dr. B. to talk about why men don’t like to go to the doctor and why men’s health is such an important topic today. They spend...

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HHP – 3 Reasons Why People Don’t Take Care of Themselves

HHP – 3 Reasons Why People Don’t Take Care of Themselves

 On this week’s show, Amy and Dr. B. have a chat about the three questions that we should be asking ourselves when we’re thinking about making positive wellness changes in our lives and why self-care needs to become a bigger priority. Am I worth it? Is it going to...

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HHP Expert – Linda Goldberg, RN and Lactation Consultant

HHP Expert – Linda Goldberg, RN and Lactation Consultant

Our guest this week is lactation consultant and RN, Linda Goldberg. Linda joins Amy and Dr. B. to discuss her book, Pea in a Pod, as well as midwives, drug-free birth, and food restrictions during pregnancy. They talk about the importance of structure classes, birth...

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HHP Expert – Meera Patricia Kerr: Big Yoga

HHP Expert – Meera Patricia Kerr: Big Yoga

Our guest this week is Meera Patricia Kerr, author of Big Yoga: A Simple Guide for Bigger Bodies and Big Yoga for Less Stress. Meera tells Amy and Dr. B how she got into yoga and talks about why she decided to write a book about yoga for bigger people. They talk about...

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HHP – Destiny Taylor: I Love Someone with Autism

HHP – Destiny Taylor: I Love Someone with Autism

 This week we talk with Destiny Taylor as she shares her journey with her son Colton, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 4. Colton struggled from the beginning with many things from breast feeding to sleeping (who doesn't like to go 3 days without sleep) to...

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HHP – Dr. Earl Mindell: Healing with Hemp Oil

HHP – Dr. Earl Mindell: Healing with Hemp Oil

This week, we welcome back Dr. Earl Mindell to talk about his brand new book, Healing with Hemp Oil. Dr. Mindell joins Amy and Dr. B. to talk about the surging popularity of CBD, a natural oil that’s been around for over 3000 years. Dr. Mindell tells us why he thinks...

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HHP – Dr. Earl Mindell: Vitamin Bible

HHP – Dr. Earl Mindell: Vitamin Bible

This week, we welcome back Dr. Earl Mindell to talk about his best-selling book, The Vitamin Bible. Dr. Mindell checks in to talk about why his book is the best source for information on vitamins, and the importance of supplements as a whole. He explains the...

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HHP Ken Druck: Courageous Aging

HHP Ken Druck: Courageous Aging

Our guest this week is Dr. Ken Druck, author of Courageous Aging. Dr. Druck joins Amy and Dr. B to discuss the aging process and how to reduce our regrets later in life by living courageously throughout. Dr. Druck explains the difference between aging gracefully and...

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HHP Brittany Miller: Diet and Nutrition

HHP Brittany Miller: Diet and Nutrition

Our guest this week is Brittany Miller, a registered dietitian nutritionist. Brittany joins Amy and Dr. B to discuss her passion for holistic and ancestral nutrition, how to incorporate those principals into a family setting, and how to use the ancestral diet to...

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HHP – Dr. David Hanscom, Back in Control

HHP – Dr. David Hanscom, Back in Control

Today, we are joined by Dr. David Hanscom, author of Back in Control: A Surgeon’s Roadmap Out of Chronic Pain. Dr. Hanscom joins Amy and Dr. B to talk about how he used his knowledge as a spinal surgeon and his own personal experience with chronic pain to develop a...

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HHP – Peter Abaci, MD: Conquer Your Chronic Pain

HHP – Peter Abaci, MD: Conquer Your Chronic Pain

Today, we are joined by Dr. Peter Abaci, MD, one of the world’s leading experts on pain and the director of the Bay Area Pain Center. Amy and Dr. B. meet with Dr. Abaci to discuss his book, Conquer Your Chronic Pain, and his transformative model for a more holistic...

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HHP – Tom Monte Follow Up Q&A

HHP – Tom Monte Follow Up Q&A

We're excited to welcome back Tom Monte, teacher, counselor, and author of Unexpected Recoveries: Seven Steps to Healing Body, Mind and Soul When Serious Illness Strikes, for some listener Q&A.  Dr. Benzinger sits down with Tom to chat about how he got into the...

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HHP – Geoff Bond Follow Up Q&A Segment 2

HHP – Geoff Bond Follow Up Q&A Segment 2

We're back for the second part of our Q&A session with Geoff Bond, author of Paleo in a Nutshell: Living and Eating the Way Nature Intended. Amy sits down with Geoff to discuss the correlation between what we eat and how that affects brain health in relation to...

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HHP – Tom Monte & Unexpected Recoveries

HHP – Tom Monte & Unexpected Recoveries

Today, we are joined by Tom Monte, a leading teacher, counselor, and author of over 35 books, including the focus of today’s discussion, Unexpected Recoveries: Seven Steps to Healing Body, Mind and Soul When Serious Illness Strikes. Amy and Dr. Benzinger sit down with...

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HHP – Geoff Bond Follow Up Q&A Segment 1

HHP – Geoff Bond Follow Up Q&A Segment 1

We're excited to follow up with Geoff Bond, author of Paleo in a Nutshell: Living and Eating the Way Nature Intended, for some listener Q&A! Amy sits down with Geoff to discuss his thoughts on the following questions: What should we be looking for if we want a...

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HHP – Sandra Woodruff Follow Up Q&A

HHP – Sandra Woodruff Follow Up Q&A

We're excited to welcome back Sandra Woodruff, registered dietitian and co-author of Dr. Vlassara's AGE-less Diet: How a Chemical in the Foods We Eat Promotes Disease, Obesity, and Aging and the Steps We Can Take to Stop It, for some listener Q&A! Check out this...

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Dimensions of Health: Social Connection 101

Dimensions of Health: Social Connection 101

 Social connection is the final dimension of health. Everybody wants to feel a sense of inclusiveness, to feel like they belong. Whether with family, friends, or colleagues, community and social interaction is an integral aspect of personal well-being. Amy and Dr....

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HHP – Dimensions of Health: Environment 101

HHP – Dimensions of Health: Environment 101

 The fifth dimension of health, environment, is probably more important than you realize. Environmental health problems are plentiful, but not always obvious. New issues are surfacing each day as we learn about elements of our every day lives that are toxic to our...

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HHP – Dimensions of Health: Spirituality 101

HHP – Dimensions of Health: Spirituality 101

 The fourth dimension of health, spirituality, is one that is often dismissed due to beliefs (or lack thereof) and personal experiences. But spirituality is not limited to those that believe in a higher power. Spirituality can be staying true to one’s self.  It can...

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HHP – Sandra Woodruff & AGE-Less Diet

HHP – Sandra Woodruff & AGE-Less Diet

Today our guest is Sandra Woodruff, registered dietitian and co-author of Dr. Vlassara’s AGE-less Diet: How a Chemical in the Foods We Eat Promotes Disease, Obesity, and Aging and the Steps We Can Take to Stop It.  Dr. Benzinger sits down with Sandra to discuss the...

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HHP – Dr Earl Mindell Follow Up Q&A

HHP – Dr Earl Mindell Follow Up Q&A

We’re excited to welcome back best-selling author, pharmacist, and health motivator, Dr. Earl Mindell, for some listener Q&A! Check out this quick follow-up to hear Dr. Mindell’s answers to these questions: Our family avoids dairy, so we usually buy almond milk,...

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HHP – Dimensions of Health: Mental Health 101

HHP – Dimensions of Health: Mental Health 101

 On today’s cast, we chat about the third dimension of health, mental health. How often do doctors typically turn to drugs instead of counseling when treating common mental health issues? What’s the right language to use when dealing with people struggling with their...

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HHP – Dimensions of Health: Exercise 101

HHP – Dimensions of Health: Exercise 101

 Amy and Dr. B. continue their discussion with the second dimension of health, exercise. Dr. B. explains why he likes to exercise by himself, while Amy describes why she likes to exercise in a group of people. They discuss why age shouldn’t be a limiter on exercise,...

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HHP – Truth About Stevia

HHP – Truth About Stevia

 Stevia has been receiving a lot of attention lately.  Some say it’s a dangerous alternative to sugar. Others claim that it’s the safest and healthiest sweetening agent on the market. So which is it? Is it natural or artificial? Safe or toxic? Dr. Benzinger and Dr....

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HHP – Humarian Dimensions of Health: An Introduction

HHP – Humarian Dimensions of Health: An Introduction

 We’ve gone into the nitty-gritty of health and wellness care, but what about the basics? On today’s episode, we learn about Humarian’s six dimensions of health: Nutrition, Exercise, Mental, Social, Spiritual, and Environmental. What are the basic tenants of each,...

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HHP – Geoff Bond – Paleo in a Nutshell

HHP – Geoff Bond – Paleo in a Nutshell

Today, our guest is Geoff Bond, author of Paleo in a Nutshell: Living and Eating the Way Nature Intended. Dr. Benzinger sits down with Geoff to discuss… Geoff’s upbringing, and how that informed his interest in eating well. How in the mid-2000’s, Paleo became the...

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HHP – Dr Renee Dufault – Unsafe at Any Meal

HHP – Dr Renee Dufault – Unsafe at Any Meal

Today, our guest is Dr. Renee Dufault, the author of Unsafe at Any Meal: What the FDA Does Not Want You to know About the Foods You Eat.  Amy and Dr. Benzinger sit down with Renee to discuss… Her time as a former investigator at the FDA, why the FDA told her that she...

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HHP – Jodi Smith Follow Up Q&A

HHP – Jodi Smith Follow Up Q&A

We're excited to follow up with Jodi Smith, medical nutritionist with some listener Q&A! Check out this quick "podcast-let" and hear Jodi Smith's responses to your questions. She touches on everything from Popeye (who eats canned spinach?!), sneaky veggie uses and...

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HHP – Jodi Smith & Your Personalized Nutrition Plan

HHP – Jodi Smith & Your Personalized Nutrition Plan

Today, our guest is Jodi Smith, medical nutritionist and founder of plateology.com.  Amy and Dr. Benzinger sit down with Jodi to discuss… What exactly is a medical nutritionist? How nutrition relates to cancer Some of the largest risk factors for cancer Why doctors...

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HHP – Debra Lynn Dadd & Living A Chemical-Free Life

HHP – Debra Lynn Dadd & Living A Chemical-Free Life

Today, our guest is Debra Lynn Dadd, leading researcher, writer, and consumer advocate for products that are free from toxic chemicals. Debra has spent her life learning about common toxins in the household, the dangers everyday toxins can pose, and the best ways to...

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HHP – Dr. Rajiv Sharma Follow Up Q&A

HHP – Dr. Rajiv Sharma Follow Up Q&A

We're excited to follow up with Dr. Rajiv Sharma, board-certified gastroenterologist with some listener Q&A! Check out this quick "podcast-let" and hear Dr. Sharma's responses to these questions: Are their foods other than Kiefer and yogurt that are probiotic...

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HHP – Dr. Rajiv Sharma & The Pursuit of Gut Happiness

HHP – Dr. Rajiv Sharma & The Pursuit of Gut Happiness

Today, our guest is board-certified gastroenterologist Dr. Rajiv K. Sharma, MD. Amy and Dr. Benzinger sit down with Dr. Sharma to discuss his book, Pursuit of Gut Happiness, a guide for using probiotics to achieve optimal health including why Dr. Sharma decided to use...

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HHP – Frankenfoods – Grocery Shopping Inside Out?

HHP – Frankenfoods – Grocery Shopping Inside Out?

To close out our Frankenfoods journey, Amy and Dr. Benzinger take a trip to the grocery store. Ok, they don’t actually go to the the grocery store, but they do talk about why it’s best to shop around the edges of a grocery store, how to grocery shop for healthy food...

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HHP – Frankenfoods – Smart Fast Food Choices?

HHP – Frankenfoods – Smart Fast Food Choices?

On this episode of the HHP, we continue our Frankenfoods series with a discussion on fast food, fast casual food, and eating in restaurants. Join Amy and Dr. Benzinger as they discuss topics like why restaurants have been afraid to make their food healthier and how...

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HHP – Dr. Carolyn Dean & The Magnesium Miracle

HHP – Dr. Carolyn Dean & The Magnesium Miracle

This episode marks the first in a line of interviews we will be conducting with accomplished health writers and practitioners. We kick things off with Dr. Carolyn Dean, MD and ND (naturopathic doctor). She has written over 35 books on various health topics, including...

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HHP – Frankenfoods – Soda or Diet, Which is Better?

HHP – Frankenfoods – Soda or Diet, Which is Better?

Soda has been around since the 18th century, but only in the past few decades has it been identified as one of the worst substances we can put in our bodies.  So how did soda transform from a tasty afternoon treat to “the devil’s water”?  Join Amy and the docs as they...

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HHP – Frankenfoods – Monsters or Miracles?

HHP – Frankenfoods – Monsters or Miracles?

I know what you’re thinking…this episode must be about a long-lost recipe from Mary Shelly. That does sound fun, but no!  It’s about Frankenfoods, a classification of food products that are highly refined, pre-packaged, low nutrient, and laden with chemicals....

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HHP – The Truth About Leaky Gut (Part 2)

HHP – The Truth About Leaky Gut (Part 2)

The fun continues in part 2 of our Leaky Gut episode! Join Amy and the docs as they discuss what causes Leaky Gut, what you can do to prevent it, and what an unaddressed Leaky Gut can mean for you and your long-term health. Thanks for listening to the Humarian Health...

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Humarian Health Podcast- Gas and Bloating

Humarian Health Podcast- Gas and Bloating

We're answering the call of the wild burrito during this episode where our very own Dr. Bentley gut checks - dare we say butt checks - what we know about the causes of gas and bloating, how to reduce it and even how to help your infant and toddler transition through...

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Humarian Health Podcast- Antibiotics and Probiotics

Humarian Health Podcast- Antibiotics and Probiotics

Everyone has taken an antibiotic or knows someone who has. But do you know what effects antibiotics can have and how probiotics may be a good option to restore your gut balance if you find yourself needing an antibiotic? Join us as we listen to Dr. Ryan Bentley 'gut...

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Humarian Health Podcast- Probiotics Basics and Beyond

Humarian Health Podcast- Probiotics Basics and Beyond

Join us for probiotics basics as we explore what probiotics are, what they do and the role they play in our overall health. As it turns out, probiotics show up in loads of medical discussions from c-section births to autoimmune diseases. And Dr. Ryan Bentley shows up...

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