The Whole Health Cure

The Whole Health Cure

Experience, embrace, and discover how our simple every day choices affect our biology, mood, energy, creativity, and well-being. Each week host Dr. Sharon Bergquist talks with renowned researchers, physicians, nutritionists and wellness experts exploring the science behind true health and living to your fullest physical, emotional, and spiritual potential.

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    "Exploring The Feldenkrais Method" with Sandi Goldring

    Sandi Goldring specializes in helping people who are limited by pain, injury, and disability get back to their active lives. Sandi believes that the no matter what’s going wrong with your physical performance, you can learn how to move better and more comfortably so that you can function optimally.

    In his clinic and online classes, Sandi uses the Feldenkrais Method as a non-medical, integrative approach to helping people bounce back from injury and feel well. Many of his clients have already have tried “everything” else, without the success they ultimately find with Feldenkrais.

    After working as a massage therapist in a physical therapy clinic, Sandi went on to earn a Master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. While in PT school, he discovered the full healing potential of Feldenkrais, first by getting help with his own injury, and subsequently observing a stroke patient’s astonishing improvement. By the time he graduated, he had already been accepted in a four-year professional Feldenkrais training.

    Over the past twenty-five years, Sandi has worked across all age groups with many different conditions that interfere with living fully. He is devoted not only to showing people how to recover from disability and injury, but also how to prevent the same problems from recurring. In 2005, he founded Advanced Movement Training, located in Sandy Springs, GA, where he helps people make rapid, lasting change and achieve their full potential.

    In this conversation Sandi explains the history and science of Feldenkrais method, shares transformational stories from his clients and even leads a short demo to give listeners a sense of what it possible!

    To learn more please visit:

    https://advancedmovementtraining.com

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    "Reversing MS with Plant-Based Diet" with Sarah Stancic, MD

    Dr. Stancic is a board certified physician and the founder of Stancic Health and Wellness, LLC where she practices Lifestyle Medicine.

    She received her M.D. degree from New Jersey Medical School in 1993. Dr. Stancic completed an Internal Medicine residency and served an additional year as Chief Medical resident at University Hospital in Newark, NJ. In response to witnessing the height of the catastrophic HIV epidemic while in medical school in Newark, she became very interested in the field of Infectious Diseases. She wanted to be part of the solution to the AIDS health care crisis, and went on to complete a fellowship in Infectious Diseases.

    In 1995, as a third year medical resident, Dr. Stancic was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. This unforeseen health challenge changed the course of her life, both professionally and personally.

    In this interview Dr. Stancic shares her remarkable story of overcoming MS and running a marathon, despite the predictions of the doctors and against their best advice. She did it with plant-based diet. This change and the recovery that followed has laid the foundation for the work that Dr. Stancic does today.

    To learn more please visit:

    https://drstancic.com/about-dr-stancic

    https://drstancic.com/personal-journey

    https://www.forksoverknives.com/my-journey-from-doctor-to-ms-patient-and-back-thanks-to-plant-based-eating/#gs.8azb52

    https://nutritionstudies.org/doctor-with-ms-makes-film-on-collapse-of-us-healthcare/

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    "Philosophy of Public Health and Mentorship" with William H. Foege, MD, MPH (Part 2 of 2)

    This is the second and last part of our episode with Dr. William H. Foege, where Dr. Foege continues the conversation about the philosophy of public health and shares his views about the role and the importance of mentorship.

    William H. Foege, MD, MPH is the Emeritus Presidential Distinguished Professor of International Health at Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University and the Gates Fellow at The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is an epidemiologist who worked in the successful campaign to eradicate smallpox in the 1970s. Dr. Foege became Chief of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Smallpox Eradication Program, and was appointed director of CDC in 1977.

    In 1984, Foege and several colleagues formed the Task Force for Child Survival and Development, a working group for the World Health Organization, UNICEF, The World Bank, the United Nations Development Program, and the Rockefeller Foundation. Its success in accelerating childhood immunization led to an expansion of its mandate in 1991 to include other issues that diminish the quality of life for children.

    Dr. Foege joined The Carter Center in 1986 as its Executive Director, Fellow for Health Policy and Executive Director of Global 2000. In 1992, he resigned as Executive Director of The Carter Center, but continued in his role as a Fellow and as Executive Director of the Task Force for Child Survival and Development. In 1997, he joined the faculty of Emory University, where he is Presidential Distinguished Professor of International Health at the Rollins School of Public Health. In 1999, Dr. Foege became a Senior Medical Advisor for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In 1999, Dr. Foege resigned as Executive Director of the Task Force for Child Survival and Development, and in 2001, he retired from both Emory University and the Gates Foundation. However, he remains active in both organizations as Emeritus Presidential Distinguished Professor of International Health and as a Gates Fellow.

    Dr. Foege has championed many issues, but child survival and development, injury prevention, population, preventive medicine, and public health leadership are of special interest, particularly in the developing world. He is a strong proponent of disease eradication and control, and has taken an active role in the eradication of guinea worm, polio and measles, and the elimination of river blindness. By writing and lecturing extensively, Dr. Foege has succeeded in broadening public awareness of these issues and bringing them to the forefront of domestic and international health policies.

    Dr. Foege is the recipient of many awards, holds honorary degrees from numerous institutions, and was named a Fellow of the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 1997. He is the author of more than 125 professional publications. He attended Pacific Lutheran University, received his medical degree from the University of Washington, and his Master of Public Health from Harvard University.

    In this conversation Dr. Foege shares his philosophy of public health today based on decades of his rich, diverse and all-encompassing experience. He talks about challenges, domestically and internationally, of structure, reimbursement and ethics of public health, as well as his personal experience working in many internationally renowned public health organizations he was and is a part of.

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    "Philosophy of Public Health" with William H. Foege, MD, MPH (Part 1 of 2)

    William H. Foege, MD, MPH is the Emeritus Presidential Distinguished Professor of International Health at Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University and the Gates Fellow at The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is an epidemiologist who worked in the successful campaign to eradicate smallpox in the 1970s. Dr. Foege became Chief of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Smallpox Eradication Program, and was appointed director of CDC in 1977.

    In 1984, Foege and several colleagues formed the Task Force for Child Survival and Development, a working group for the World Health Organization, UNICEF, The World Bank, the United Nations Development Program, and the Rockefeller Foundation. Its success in accelerating childhood immunization led to an expansion of its mandate in 1991 to include other issues that diminish the quality of life for children.

    Dr. Foege joined The Carter Center in 1986 as its Executive Director, Fellow for Health Policy and Executive Director of Global 2000. In 1992, he resigned as Executive Director of The Carter Center, but continued in his role as a Fellow and as Executive Director of the Task Force for Child Survival and Development. In 1997, he joined the faculty of Emory University, where he is Presidential Distinguished Professor of International Health at the Rollins School of Public Health. In 1999, Dr. Foege became a Senior Medical Advisor for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In 1999, Dr. Foege resigned as Executive Director of the Task Force for Child Survival and Development, and in 2001, he retired from both Emory University and the Gates Foundation. However, he remains active in both organizations as Emeritus Presidential Distinguished Professor of International Health and as a Gates Fellow.

    In this conversation Dr. Foege shares his philosophy of public health, based on decades of his rich, diverse and all-encompassing experience. He talks about challenges - domestically and internationally - of structure, reimbursement and ethics of public health, as well as his personal experience working in many internationally renowned public health organizations he was and is a part of. This is part 1 of a 2-part conversation that we will continue next week.

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    "Organic and Sustainable Farming Practices" with Daniel Parson, Farmer and Educator

    Daniel Parson is in his twenty-first season of organic growing. He started in 1998 at wildflower organics in Dawsonville, GA, where he worked four years. Next, he managed the Clemson University student organic farm for two years, and operated Gaia Gardens in Decatur, GA for five. In 2009, he started a new venture, Parson Produce, supplying a CSA, local restaurants, and farmers markets in Clinton, SC. In 2014, Daniel moved to Oxford, GA to start a campus farm for Oxford College of Emory University, producing food for the dining hall, CSA, and Emory Farmers Market while serving as a resource for student education and research.

    Daniel has two degrees from Clemson, a BS in Biological Sciences and an MS in Plant and Environmental Science, focusing on cover crops and organic systems. In addition to growing produce, Daniel has presented workshops on various organic topics to many state and regional groups, including the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, Southern SAWG and Georgia Organics. Daniel received the 2009 Georgia Organics Land Steward of the Year Award and in 2008 was listed on Mother Nature Network’s 40 farmers under 40. Also, he served on the Georgia Organics board from 2006-2008 and the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association board from 2012-2014.

    To learn more please visit:

    http://oxford.emory.edu/offices-and-services/organic-farm.html

    https://www.facebook.com/oxfordcollegefarm

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    "The Science behind Changing your Athletic Game" with David Goldman, MS, RD and the Chief Science Advisor of The Game Changers

    David Goldman, MS, RD, CSCS, CPT is the Chief Science Advisor to The Game Changers. He has a dual Ivy League graduate degree in physiology and nutrition and helped build Facebook HQ's nutrition program from scratch. David has years of experience as a dietitian and strength and conditioning specialist that spans from obesity research to coaching Olympic athletes and celebrities.

    David talks about the evidence-based nutrition science for optimal athletic performance, addresses some of the myths and common beliefs, and shares what he learned from his research and the stories of the athletes that he works with personally.

    The paper referenced:

    https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/11/1/130/htm

    To learn more about The Game Changers movie, please visit: https://gamechangersmovie.com

    To purchase tickets: https://www.fathomevents.com/events/the-game-changers

    To follow on social media:

    instagram.com/gamechangersmovie

    facebook.com/gamechangersmovie

    twitter.com/gcmovie

    If you plan to be in Atlanta on September 16th, please join us for a celebratory gathering before the movie screening at Cafe Sunflower: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-game-changers-social-tickets-67898481185?aff=WHC

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    "Plant-Based Eating in Professional Sports" with James Wilks, Producer of The Game Changers

    James Wilks is the producer of "The Game Changers" film, and a mixed martial artist best known for winning Season 9 of The Ultimate Fighter. He also serves a combatives trainer for government agencies including the US Marshals, US Marines, US Army Rangers and US Navy SEALs.

    In this conversation James talks about "The Game Changers" - a new film produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan that documents the explosive rise of plant-based eating in professional sports, mixing real-time, groundbreaking science with cinematic stories of struggle and triumph. The film features some of the strongest, fastest and toughest athletes on the planet — and it’s backed by them too — with additional EPs including Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic, and nine-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul. Directed by Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos, "The Game Changers" follows the story of James Wilks — elite Special Forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter — as he travels the world on a quest for the truth about meat, protein, and strength. Showcasing elite athletes, special ops soldiers, and visionary scientists. Wilks’ journey exposes outdated myths about food that not only affect human performance, but the health of the entire global population.

    To learn more, please visit: https://gamechangersmovie.com

    To purchase tickets: https://www.fathomevents.com/events/the-game-changers

    To follow on social media:

    instagram.com/gamechangersmovie

    facebook.com/gamechangersmovie

    twitter.com/gcmovie

    If you plan to be in Atlanta on September 16th, please join us for a celebratory gathering before the movie screening at Cafe Sunflower: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-game-changers-social-tickets-67898481185?aff=WHC

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    "Plant-Strong Menu Options" with Rebecca Portman

    Rebecca Portman is a Food and Nutrition Specialist with Forward Food, a Program of The Humane Society of the United States, and partners with institutions looking to increase more plant-strong menu options into their programs. Many K-12 schools, universities, hospitals, the military, detention centers, and the like, have a great interest in bringing more fruits, vegetables, and plant-based proteins to the center of the plate. Rebecca and her team of chefs and dietitians offers a variety of free tools and resources to assist programs implement sustainable, customized plant-strong programs for each individual institution, including hands-on culinary training and education.

    Connect with Rebecca:

    Email: rportman@humanesociety.org

    Website: https://forwardfood.org

    Newsletter: https://www.subscribepage.com/s5h1i0

    ForwardFood

  9. Thumb 1565924959 artwork

    "The Longevity Diet" with Valter Longo, PhD

    Valter Longo is the director of the Longevity Institute at USC in Los Angeles, and of the Program on Longevity and Cancer at IFOM (Molecular Oncology FIRC Institute) in Milan. His studies focus on the fundamental mechanisms of aging in simple organisms and mice and on how they can be translated to humans. Dr. Longo received the 2010 Nathan Shock Lecture Award from the National Institute on Aging (NIA/NIH) and the 2013 Vincent Cristofalo "Rising Star" Award in Aging Research from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR).

    Dr. Longo is an author of "The Longevity Diet: Discover the New Science Behind Stem Cell Activation and Regeneration to Slow Aging, Fight Disease, and Optimize Weight".

    In this conversation Dr. Longo discusses main take-aways from his 25 years of research and how it applies to aging, nutrition, and disease across the globe. He talks about the role of fasting, various kinds of it and how it effects our bodies on physiological level. Dr. Longo also introduces the term "fasting-mimicking diet", or FMD and explains its role in creating longe-term health and facilitating healing. Tune in to learn more!

    For more resources, please visit:

    https://valterlongo.com

    https://prolonfmd.com

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    "What is Lifestyle Medicine?" with Jonathan Bonnet, MD

    Jonathan Bonnet, is a board-certified Sports, Obesity, and Lifestyle Medicine physician. He is a team physician at Emory University and is passionate about optimizing health, improving performance, and promoting longevity. Jonathan has a background in exercise physiology and is also a certified personal trainer. He completed his undergraduate and medical school studies at Ohio State University before getting his master’s degree from Harvard University. He completed finishing his Family Medicine residency at Duke University, and his Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Florida.

    Jonathan served on the board of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine from 2014-2016 and is currently on the editorial board of the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. He has published research in sleep medicine, nutrition, sports and exercise, obesity, and behavior change.

    Jonathan is a co-creater of "The Lifestyle Medicine Handbook: An Introduction to the Power of Healthy Habits" and worked closely with Dr. Beth Frates who you may remember from Episode 26. In this episode he talks about pillars of lifestyle medicine and tools to create health long term. He shares his perspective on setting priorities, navigating busy lifestyle, and the implications of saying "yes" or "no" to things.

    To connect with Dr. Bonnet please visit:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanbonnetmd/

    Email: jonathan.p.bonnet@emory.edu

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