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LDN: Super Immune Booster with Dr. Pamela Smith (#174)


Hear all about Low-Dose Naltrexone from Pam W. Smith, MD, MPH – an Anti-Aging Medicine Specialist. Dr. Smith is an international expert on LDN and was a guest speaker at the first international LDN conference in Australia in 2019. Dr. Smith created and teaches many of the modules that certify MDs, pharmacists and NPs to become board-certified as functional practitioners. For the past decade Dr. Berkson and Dr. Smith have often lectured together most recently, team teaching a 16-hr. hormone course a few months ago in Salt Lake, City. Naltrexone is used in high dosages in the ER for drug [...]

LDN: Super Immune Booster with Dr. Pamela Smith (#174)2020-05-05T08:26:12-05:00

Pomegranates, Cholesterol, Hormones & Cancer


Pomegranates are as close to a miracle food as Mother Nature gets. Pomegranates protect your heart, safeguard your estrogens, “sensitize” insulin receptors better than many diabetic drugs without nasty side effects, slow down aging, and fight cancer. A pomegranate a day keeps the Mack truck of disease away! My grandmother often said, in her very thick Russian accent, “If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is too good to be true.” This does not seem to be the case with these juicy purple fruits and kernels (arils).   Pomegranates fight against lots of bad stuff.  Anti-inflammatory Anti-oxidant Anti-bad [...]

Pomegranates, Cholesterol, Hormones & Cancer2019-06-28T14:40:44-05:00

Testosterone Therapy for Breast Cancer Survivors – The Science and Mechanisms (#121)


In this show, Dr. Berkson reviews the science and safety of testosterone therapy for some breast cancer survivors. Dr. Berkson walks you through the studies. You hear how and why testosterone (T) might be a safe answer for some breast cancer patients to improve quality of life and reduce the rate of recurrence. In this show you’ll learn about:How maleness protects femaleness (how T protects breast tissue).The differences between estrogen receptor alpha and beta.All about 3β-Adiol. In both genders.How T protects prostate tissue.The shadow side and controversy of T.Aromatase enzymes.The Estrogen Quotient.The Testosterone Metabolic Profile.The ratios of metabolites of female hormones (estrogens) [...]

Testosterone Therapy for Breast Cancer Survivors – The Science and Mechanisms (#121)2019-06-28T14:40:55-05:00

Can Cancer Survivors Take Hormones? (#119)


In the introduction, you will learn one of the new uses for oxytocin as well as a huge meta-analysis review study demonstrating that the most commonly used drugs for Alzheimer’s disease not only don’t work but make dementia worse.The major part of this show discusses the science on how “maleness” protects “femaleness” — how Mother Nature designed breasts to be protected by male sex steroid hormone signals.Dr. Berkson dives into the peer review literature from 2010 to the present. We explore the use of testosterone therapy immediately “after” breast cancer treatment has ended, and one case study in which testosterone and aromatase inhibitor [...]

Can Cancer Survivors Take Hormones? (#119)2019-06-28T14:40:55-05:00

MANopause – Male Hormones After 40 (#112)


  There is a documented epidemic of low testosterone (T) in males, even young males. Insufficient T is not only linked to erectile dysfunction, it is being reproducibly linked to dying prematurely (losing a few years off your life) from diverse causes, referred to as all-cause mortality. Sufficient levels of T, often higher than the lower end of most lab reference ranges, prevents a long list of serious illnesses such as cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, and Type-2 Diabetes. One of the first symptoms of insufficient T is low energy. This is because testosterone protects mitochondria, the energy production [...]

MANopause – Male Hormones After 40 (#112)2019-10-02T14:52:14-05:00

Hormones After 50 With Gynecologist Jack Monaco (#111)


    Dr. Jack Monaco is a board certified OB/GYN, anti-aging functional medicine MD along with a masters in nutrition. Dr. Berkson and Dr. Monaco were lecturing together at PCCA, sponsor of symposiums for pharmacists, MDs and NPs. It was a meeting of the minds immediately. This is a must-not miss show that will arm you with knowledge and hormone power. You get “in on” a masterful dialogue on hormones that will answers many of your questions! Dr. Jack is known for downloading complex information rapidly, making it very easy and very entertaining to grasp. As well as making it easy [...]

Hormones After 50 With Gynecologist Jack Monaco (#111)2019-09-06T13:48:04-05:00

Microbiomes, Breast Milk Biomes, Breast Cancer Biomes & Biome Cross-Talk (#110)


  Today’s show explores your microbiomes, difference between breast biomes that "live" in a breast with cancer versus healthy breast tissue, and even how pollution can attack these microbes. You will learn how to "test" and "caretake" your precious biomes. You’ll also learn how Pollution Attacks Your Biomes and what you can do about it.  Inside the human body are nooks and crannies, called biomes, teeming with microbial life that includes viruses, bacteria and fungi.  We have “biomes” throughout our entire body. We have biomes in our eyes (the ocular biome), mouth (oral biome), in our esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon [...]

Microbiomes, Breast Milk Biomes, Breast Cancer Biomes & Biome Cross-Talk (#110)2020-02-20T14:48:11-06:00

Is Venus Worth Less Than Mars in Medicine? (#96)


    How might women get a bad rap in medicine and what you might do about it? What role does gender bias play in medicine? Dr. Berkson and Sellma Vllasi, FNP-C, practiced in the same family medicine clinic for 6 years and still share many patients. Vllasi is an integrative and functional medicine nurse practitioner, team leader of the Wiseman Family Practice (in charge of provider education) and previously was a labor and delivery nurse for eight years. Today’s show explores: Gender bias and differences in medicine (from diagnosis to treatment and insurance reimbursement) Gender differences in provider’s perceptions Women [...]

Is Venus Worth Less Than Mars in Medicine? (#96)2019-06-28T14:41:06-05:00

Sugar Shockers & Scams


Why You Should Make This One New Year's Resolution, and Stick to It When we think of New Year’s resolutions, we think of losing weight, exercising more, drinking less or not for a while… but more scientific research now says sugar addiction is often overlooked as the most destructive and deadly force of all. Emerging and replicated research shows people who consume lots of sugar are more than twice as likely to die from heart disease. Studies say sugar feeds cancer cells and boost the risk of Alzheimer's. Then there is sugar's link to diabetes, and the list goes on. That's [...]

Sugar Shockers & Scams2019-06-28T14:41:09-05:00

Sugar No More (#90)


      Sugar Shockers & Scams. Why you should make this one “New Year’s Resolution” and stick to it! Dr. Berkson 1 hr. show. Jan. 5 2018 You will learn the differences between sugars, how to read labels like never before, and about the Harvard & New England Journal of Medicine “Sugar Scam” on the public that is still happening in variations on a theme. You’ll get angry and for a good reason! You will learn the peer-review based sugar-links with leaky gut, post-prandial (after meals) bacterial translocation, fatty liver disease, inflammation (and the new anti-inflammatory molecule on the block [...]

Sugar No More (#90)2019-06-28T14:41:09-05:00