The Healthpath podcast is hosted by Alex Manos. We interview leading researches and practitioners in the Functional Medicine space with the aim of supporting our listeners grow in every facet of health: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
Grief And Psychedelics with Stuart Preston
55:55In todays episode I speak with Stuart Preston, author of The Grief Trip. The Grief Trip is a story of learning to heal with grief with the help of psychedelics. The loss of his son at 19 changed Stuart's life forever. This is his unique method of learning to move forward in life, to heal with his grief. It's time to break the stigmas around mental health, suicide, and psychedelics. When we do that, we might save some lives. You can order the book here: https://geni.us/veJvL7d
The Immune System with Dr. Jenna Macciochi
1:10:09I speak with Dr. Macciochi about the foundations of a healthy immune system: personalised nutrition, appropriate physical activity and stress management techniques, and adequate sleep. Note the use of language here - a key theme running through todays conversation is context. Something that is always lacking in conversations around nutrition and lifestyle. Another key theme from today is consistency. We simply have to be consistent in creating health.
The Gut Microbiome with Dr. Leo Galland
52:16I speak with Dr. Galland about his views on leaky gut, SIBO, IBD, the gut-brain axis, hydrogen sulfide, and 'the pathobiome'. We talk about the importance of polyphenols and microbiome metabolites such as butyrate.
What Causes Histamine Intolerance: The Role Of The Gut With Alex Manos
45:24In this episode I share the audio from a youtube video I released on the healthpath channel, where I discuss the role of gut health in histamine intolerance. We discuss what histamine is, where it is found and what produces it, the metabolism of histamine, testing options to understand what might be contributing to it, and general interventions to help manage symptoms while the underlying issue is addressed.
Breathwork & Colostrum For Gut Health with Niraj Naik
51:14In todays episode I speak with Niraj Naik, founder of Soma Breath. Niraj shares with us his journey from being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, and being told he needed surgery, to where he is today - thriving! He shares with us how breathwork can support gut health, and how colostrum helped heal his gut. He also shares with us some of the science behind breathwork including its impact on the default mode network. His message is simple, to heal yourself requires knowing yourself.
The gut-brain axis and histamine with Kiran Krishnan
1:02:25I speak with Kiran Krishnan about the gut-brain axis, and how histamine is intimately involved with in it. Kiran summarises what the gut-brain axis is, how numerous factors can cause imbalance with the axis, and we finish the conversation by summarising therapeutic interventions that may be of benefit.
Psychedelics And Psychoneuroimmunology with Dr. Joe Tafur
56:06I speak with Dr. Joe Tafur, author of 'The Fellowship Of The River'. We talk about Dr. Tafur's career, and his most recent work exploring the role of psychedelics and psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) - the interconnection of our psychology, nervous system and immune systems. Does the PNI system help explain the mind-body connection? Dr. Tafur discusses the concept of resilience, allostatic load, allostasis and how psychedelics may help us regain optimal function of this system. We finish by exploring Dr. Tafur's hopes and concerns about the psychedelic renaissance.
Prebiotics, Probiotics, And Gut Testing With Dr. Jason Hawrelak
1:01:51In this episode I speak with Dr. Hawrelak about: Important stool testing markers such as: pH, calprotectin, butyrate, akkermansia, and fecalibacterium. The use of prebiotics and probiotics, and whether we should use single or multi strain. Probiotics for SIBO. Transit time testing. Why we might react to probiotics.
Oral health and the oral microbiome with Pete Williams (IFMCP)
1:25:39I speak with IFMCP Pete Williams about oral health, and the oral microbiome, and the role it plays in systemic health. Research is clearly showing us that our oral health influences brain health, contributes to autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and impacts our gut health, potentially contributing to conditions such as SIBO. Pete has recently launched DNA Smile: https://www.dnalife.healthcare/dna-sm... Evidence shows that certain gene variants have been implicated in the pathogenesis of periodontal disease. DNA Smile analyses 22 'SNPs' in 16 genes involved in 5 key biological processes associated with oral health outcomes. These variants have been linked to an altered immune and inflammatory response to pathogenic bacteria in the mouth, leading to increased risk for periodontitis. Insight into these areas assists with the targeted management of oral health and decreasing the risk for related chronic disease.
Thyroid health with Keith Littlewood (Part 2)
15:29In this episode I speak with Keith Littlewood about thyroid health. We discuss: ways to evaluate thyroid function, the role food and certain nutrients play in supporting, or disrupting, thyroid function, the role environmental toxins play in thyroid health, the relationship between the thyroid and gut health including digestive enzyme production, and the importance of a holistic, systems biology approach