The Truth Behind Body Image and Advertising
Quacks and Hypochondriacs
by Betr Health
2M ago
The global weight management industry is predicted to reach $725B by 2032. With so much market share up for grabs, weight loss industry titans are going to focus on what the consumer wants to change - their external appearance. But isn't it time we challenge societal norms around weight loss and advocate for prioritizing internal health over external appearance?  Today we discuss the dangers of prepackaged and processed foods, the effects of additives on the microbiome, and the importance of understanding the root causes of health issues. Quacks and Hypochondriacs is presented by Betr Hea ..read more
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The Weight Loss Drug Temptation Hitting the Nation
Quacks and Hypochondriacs
by Betr Health
5M ago
You've seen the radical transformations - Oprah, the Kardashians, Kelly Clarkson, maybe some of your friends. The weight loss drug commercials promise "one tiny prick" will reduce your weight and make you look and feel healthier. It sounds awesome.  But is it truly healthy? Is it sustainable? Is it scarier than we think? Quacks and Hypochondriacs is presented by Betr Health, hosted by Dr. Bill Ferro and Erin O'Hearn, and is produced by Earfluence ..read more
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Unlocking the Magic of Fermentation with Sandor Katz
Quacks and Hypochondriacs
by Betr Health
10M ago
Let's talk about sauerkraut, yogurt, and all the benefits of fermentation!  Today's guest is Sandor Katz, and he shares his journey from political activism to becoming a renowned advocate for the art and science of wild fermentation.  Dr. Ferro dives deep into the world of fermentation with Katz, discussing its myriad of benefits, the practical advantages of different fermented foods, and the powerful ways they transform our health. Katz also dispels myths surrounding store-bought yogurts and reveals the fascinating story of heirloom cultures. Tune in to discover the hidden complex ..read more
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How Chris Wark Beat Cancer
Quacks and Hypochondriacs
by Betr Health
1y ago
Today, Chris Wark shares his personal journey of being diagnosed with stage IIIC colon cancer at the age of 26 and his decision to opt out of traditional chemotherapy in favor of using nutrition and natural therapies to heal his body. Now, 20 years later, Chris remains healthy, strong, and cancer-free. He's realized that we all need to take responsibility for our well-being - but the cancer industry often portrays patients as helpless victims of bad luck or genetics, discouraging them from taking an active role in their healing. Let's find out how Chris Beat Cancer. Beat Cancer Kitchen: Delici ..read more
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Food additive Titanium Dioxide is "as harmful as asbestos."
Quacks and Hypochondriacs
by Dr Bill Ferro
1y ago
Recently, the European Food Safety Authority concluded that Titanium Dioxide, which is a whitening agent found in cake frosting, gums, and an unbelievable amount of other foods - is unsafe to ingest. That's scary in itself, but it turns out, we're applying Titanium Dioxide to our skin as well. To help us unpack this, we welcome back Dr. Sudhir Shah, founder of OM Botanicals. Listen to Dr. Shah's first appearance, The Skinny on Skincare. Visit our sponsor, BetrHealth.com, a gut healthy, effortless, food-as-medicine approach to whole person health . Try BetrHealth risk free at https://betrhealt ..read more
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Calcium, Toxins, and Your Cellular Health
Quacks and Hypochondriacs
by Dr Bill Ferro
1y ago
Brundy Broady's life changed forever with the birth of her son, Knute. He was continuously sick and frail, and his symptoms kept getting worse. The doctors couldn't find anything wrong, but eventually she did. She discovered that substances surrounding Knute - plastic toys, pesticides, and food dyes for example - contain harmful levels of toxins that negatively affect our Calcium ATPase. The Calcium Connection: The Little-Known Enzyme at the Root of Your Cellular Health, by Brunde Broady Visit our sponsor, BetrHealth.com, a gut healthy, effortless, food-as-medicine approach to whole person he ..read more
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Harvard's Mood Food Expert: Dr. Uma Naidoo
Quacks and Hypochondriacs
by Dr Bill Ferro
1y ago
Harvard Medical's Dr. Uma Naidoo literally wrote the book on the science of mood and your microbiome. Find out what foods reduce stress, and which foods will deplete your mental health. Gut Inflammation is Brain Inflammation DR. UMA NAIDOO is a board-certified psychiatrist (Harvard Medical School), professional chef (Cambridge School of Culinary Arts), best-selling author of This Is Your Brain on Food (Little Brown 2020) and nutrition specialist (Cornell University) whose research provides tremendous insight into the connection between food/nutrition and mental health. Visit our sponsor, Betr ..read more
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Superbugs to kill ten million people... are antibiotics to blame?
Quacks and Hypochondriacs
by Dr Bill Ferro
1y ago
Antibiotics can be life saving in certain situations. But when over-prescribed, they can be deadly. Dr. Debra Goff is an Infectious Disease clinical pharmacist and founding member of the Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP) at The Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center and Professor of Pharmacy Practice in the College of Pharmacy in Columbus Ohio USA. Dr. Goff is a TEDx speaker on antibiotics “just in case” there’s infection. She is the Program Director for the South Africa Train-the-Trainer Antibiotic Stewardship Mentoring Program founded in 2012. She received the 2019 Ohio State U ..read more
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Cancer rates are soaring. Could the cause be the cure?
Quacks and Hypochondriacs
by Dr Bill Ferro
1y ago
Dr. Jennifer Simmons was one of the leaders in breast surgery and cancer care in Philadelphia for 17 years - until she discovered that treating the illness didn't lead to real health. So she left surgery and is now on a mission to help women with breast cancer truly heal.  Visit our sponsor, BetrHealth.com, a gut healthy, effortless, food-as-medicine approach to whole person health . Try BetrHealth risk free at https://betrhealth.com/risk-free-trial/. The Betr Podcast is hosted by Dr. Bill Ferro, and is produced by Earfluence ..read more
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Can Medical Marijuana Help Calm Autism Symptoms?
Quacks and Hypochondriacs
by Quacks and Hypochondriacs with Dr Bill Ferro
1y ago
Erica Daniels has tried everything for her autistic son. The two things that worked well are what no doctor would prescribe - a better diet and cannabinoid medicine. Cooking with Leo Hope Grows for Autism Visit our sponsor, BetrHealth.com, a gut healthy, effortless, food-as-medicine approach to whole person health . Try BetrHealth risk free at https://betrhealth.com/risk-free-trial/. Quacks and Hypochondriacs is hosted by Dr Bill Ferro and Erin O'Hearn, and is produced by Earfluence ..read more
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