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Ask Doctor Dawn



Answers to your medical questions and health topics in the news.



Published: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0800

Last Build Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0800

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2016-09-18: Live on KSCO: Various stories and discussion about anti-aging and other popular topics

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0800

Long term use of proton pump inhibitors contributes to cellular aging, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases; Very short amounts of intense exercise is as beneficial as longer moderate pace; The genetic code and transcription to make proteins is explained; Atrial fibrulation seemed related to reducing gut pressure by my cutting out carbohydrates; Using body sensors ala FitBit to monitor those with Parkinson's; Could statins contribute to Alzheimer’s disease? Take CoQ10 with statins; Nicotinamide riboside has anti-aging properties; Medical devices are being approved too easily, resulting in problems requiring them to be pulled; Insulin and leptin in breast milk influence the bacteria in her baby; Using mass spectrometry to analyze molecules in the environment has forensic and other uses


Media Files:
http://www.askdrdawn.com/audio/2016-09-18.mp3




2016-09-10: Dr. Dawn on KZSC Talkabout show with John Sandidge: Zika, medical greed, marijuana etc.

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0800

Update on the current state of the Zika virus problem; The lack of competition triggers exorbitant price for the very important EpiPen; New drug for hepatitis C, Solvadi, is another expensive drug problem; Martin Shkreli and the Daraprim AIDS drug price scandal; Other problems with health insurance companies; The importance of breast milk and caution with using antibiotics in babies; Deciphering the PSA test and risks for prostate cancer; States with medical marijuana have many fewer prescriptions for drugs pain, depression, seizures etc.; Prebiotics help feed the anaerobic bacteria that we can’t supply in probiotics


Media Files:
http://www.askdrdawn.com/audio/2016-09-10.mp3




2016-08-28: Interview with Dr. Robynne Chutkan about the microbiome and answers to email questions

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 12:00:00 -0800

The effect of diet on the composition of your microbiome and the epigenetic feedback to our own gene expression; Plant-based diets do help with many gastrointestinal and other diseases; The fine balance of the immune system's reaction to the microbiome -- exposure when young prevents later autoimmune problems; Antiperspirants change the natural skin microbiome to increase odor! Shifts in the bacteria in the vagina during pregnancy help protect the growing fetus and boost milk production; The importance of exposure to bacteria during birth for the baby's microbiome and immune development; Practical and cautionary advice for the use of fecal transplant to cure gastrointestinal problems


Media Files:
http://www.askdrdawn.com/audio/2016-08-28.mp3




2016-08-19: On the radio: Health research news and answers to live questions and emails

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:00:00 -0800

Walking an hour a day can significantly reduce premature death; Medical research finally acknowledges non-celiac wheat sensitivity; Dual antihistamine strategy to fight itching after bathing; Zinc and titanium oxide are the safest types of sunscreen; How adrenaline surges and other factors cause nightmares and night terrors; Coping with poor air quality from fires for people with pulmonary arterial hypertension; Health cost sharing groups as an alternatives to health insurance; Review of acid reflux strategies; Long QT syndrome explained and finding how to exercise with this dangerous condition


Media Files:
http://www.askdrdawn.com/audio/2016-08-19.mp3




2016-08-06: Dr. Dawn on KZSC with John Sandidge: Acupuncture and Zika virus are top topics

Sat, 06 Aug 2016 12:00:00 -0800

The physiology of pain and how acupuncture works to alleviate it; Can acupuncture treat hyperthyroidism? Ice, natural anti-inflammatories and acupuncture to treat Bursitis; Functional Medicine support for cancer patients; Transcranial pulsed current stimulation can improve brain functions like learning and motor skills; The problem of Zika virus storage in sperm increases its spread in populations; Why are ticks more attracted to me when hiking with friends?


Media Files:
http://www.askdrdawn.com/audio/2016-08-06.mp3




2016-07-24: New research and therapeutic advances about complex systems of signaling and feedback

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 13:00:00 -0800

How bacteria specialize to share nutrients in a cooperative biofilm that excludes invaders; Examples of complex epigenetics for rapid adaptation such as maternal and paternal dietary influences; Epigenetic mechanisms that controls the onset of puberty may also extend life expectancy; The importance of non-coding RNA as signaling agents and manipulations for therapeutic treatments; Understanding a mutation in the sodium channel protein leads to a clever pain treatment; Interference of complex signaling loops to prevent brain damage from cardiac arrest; The complex feedback loops in neurotransmitters that connect depression, inflammation and stress; Certain mutations correlate to both congenital heart and brain development defects; Identifying and manipulating genes that protect or induce Alzheimer's disease


Media Files:
http://askdrdawn.com/audio/2016-07-24.mp3




2016-07-12: New reports about coffee, autism and cognitive supplements and answers to your emails

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:00:00 -0800

The method of coffee brewing affects the health effect conclusions; Methylene blue and other supplements to increase memory and cognitive function; Acetaminophen use during pregnancy is associated with autism -- a third variable problem? Project TENDR: Scientists voice concern over environmental chemicals that affect neural development; The complexities of thyroid and adrenal hormones and vitamins and their effect on hair loss; Raise vitamin D level and diet advice for rheumatoid arthritis; Foods high in sulfur aid in detoxification -- good for someone with cancer; Follow up email: Orthostatic hypotension diagnosis is likely the cause of fainting when this woman gets a virus; Would a brace help my kyphosis (rounding of the upper back)? Protecting abrasions from contamination for a worker with contact with sewage


Media Files:
http://askdrdawn.com/audio/2016-07-12.mp3




2016-07-02: Back on the radio with medical news and answers to your health questions

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 13:00:00 -0800

Do you really need a colonoscopy? Risks and benefits are reviewed; Chronic fatigue syndrome and other diseases can be diagnosed by analyzing the gut microbiome; Sigmoidoscopy technique is explained and advice for a healthy rectum; Butter is not as bad as we thought and has some benefits; Cannabinoids may reduce the amyloid protein associated with Alzheimer's disease; Healthy fats and other dietary advice to address high blood sugar and blood pressure; Treatments for the residual neuralgia from a shingles infection


Media Files:
http://askdrdawn.com/audio/2016-07-02.mp3




2016-06-24: New cholesterol drugs and chronic pain research news and answers to your emails

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:00:00 -0800

A new class of cholesterol-lowering drug is explained in detail; There are more immune (glial) cells in the brain than nerve cells and how inflammation leads to chronic pain; Avoiding preemptive hysterectomy even for atypical hyperplasia with progesterone therapy; Too many antihistamines for hives have serious risks such as dementia -- alternative strategies; Adequate stomach acid and other issues for someone wanting to try a raw food diet; Orthostatic hypotension is probably the cause of fainting episodes after viral infection; Do I really need to take the antipsychotic drug Abilify?


Media Files:
http://askdrdawn.com/audio/2016-06-24.mp3




2016-06-11: Interview with Dr. J. Brewer: Mindfulness for addiction and answers to your questions

Sat, 11 Jun 2016 13:00:00 -0800

Addictions or cravings for food to smoking to Facebook can be addressed by mindfulness exercises; Phone apps and online community support can help quitting smoking and eating cravings; How one develops food sensitivities -- antibodies, gut permeability and gluten issue discussed; Preventing Lewy body proteins with Pramiracetam drug improved a listener's sense of smell -- CoQ10 and zinc also may help; Dr. Dawn favors Stevia as an artificial sweetener, problems with Splenda; Use IgG testing to remove foods that contribute to ulcerative colitis and supplements that help as well


Media Files:
http://askdrdawn.com/audio/2016-06-11.mp3




2016-06-04: Interview with Dr. Phyllis Zee about sleep disorders plus answers to your emails

Sat, 04 Jun 2016 13:00:00 -0800

Diseases such as diabetes and heart disease are associated with the length and timing of sleep; The importance of light or dark at the right time, melatonin, physical activity, and what and when you eat; How the right amount of melatonin entrains the circadian rhythm but high doses have negative side effects; The role of light intensity in the day compared to phones and computers at night that disrupt normal sleep patterns; Strategies for shift workers who are at higher risk for cardiovascular and other diseases; Lowering core temperature helps sleep and helps insomnia due to hormonal changes with menopause; What is the best form and sources of vitamin B12? The tricky issue of soy isoflavones and breast cancer risks post menopause; Suggestions for preventing kidney stones; An over-stimulated immune system may produce antibodies to viruses even if not exposed to them


Media Files:
http://askdrdawn.com/audio/2016-06-04.mp3