Health Unveiled with Dr. Dan

Health Unveiled with Dr. Dan

There is so much confusion today on how to be healthy. Ideas not rooted in science are masqueraded about as truth causing confusion—and potential danger—as people engage in health practices not validated by bonafide scientific research. This confusion has created a knowledge gap and is impeding the progress of individuals to achieve optimal health.The mission of Health Unveiled is to bridge this health knowledge gap by uncovering science-based research and accurately educating the world on topics related to proper nutrition, exercise, supplementation and general wellness.

Episodes

December 19, 2019 15 min

In this episoide, Dr. Dan talk about how modern science backs up old health adages like:

  • "A apple a day keeps the doctor away"
  • "Grain is the staff of life"
  • "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"
  • "Eat to live, not live to eat"
  • And others...
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    Episode Summary:

    Dr. Dan discusses the known science around the hot plant based meat industry.


    Episode References:

  • Flexitarian diet info: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30042947
  • Potential health concerns regarding conventional meat: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2749260
  • Plant based meats might be more part friendly than conventional meat: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-46590-1.pdf
  • Plant based mea...
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    Episode Summary:

    Natural products from the sea and their ability to promote human health is the topic Dr. Dan tackles in this episode.

    Episode References:

  • Review on astaxanthin health benefits: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3917265/
  • Astaxanthin and skin health: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5946307/
  • Neuroprotective properties of astaxanthin: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5352583/
  • Astaxanthin a...
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    Episode Summary:

    Dr. Dan discusses the science behind Shilajit—a new health ingredient on the market.


    Episode References:

  • Shilajit found in Antartica: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18996940
  • Mythical origins of shilajit: https://krishnamurti.abundanthope.org/index_htm_files/The-Bhagavata-Purana.pdf
  • Origin of shilajit is still unknown: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22557605
  • Beauty from within properties of shilajit: https://www...
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    Episode Summary:

    Listen as Dr. Dan discusses both sides of the vaccination debates and breaks down the accurate science.

    Episode References:

  • Thiomersal is not responsible for autism: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17168158
  • Legal battles of thiomersal and autism: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17898095
  • Original lancet paper on MMR vaccine and autism that fueled the debate: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0...
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    November 14, 2019 22 min

    Episode Summary:

    Dr. Dan discusses natural products that can help with PMS, PMDD, UTIs, morning sickness, breastfeeding, and menopause.


    Natural Ingredients to Help with PMS:

  • Chaste-tree
  • Zinc 
  • Calcium 
  • Vitamin D3
  • Phosphatidyl serine and phosphatidic acid
  • Justica pectoralis (water willow)

  • Natural Ingredients to Help with PMDD:

  • Chaste-tree

  • Natural Ingredients to Help with UTIs:

  • Cranberry standardized to proanthocyandins (PACs)

  • Natural Ingredients ...

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    Episode Summary:

    Dr. Dan breaks down the actual science behind the safety and efficacy of genetically modified organisms (GMOs)


    Topics discussed are as follows:

  • What are genetically modified organisms (GMOs)?
  • Scientific literature behind the potential benefits of GMOs
  • Literature on the potential dangers of GMOs
  • The real issues behind GMOs
  • Summary/future outlook
  • Dr. Dan recommendation

  • Episode References:

  • See here for an article on the populat...
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    Episode Summary:

    With thousands of supplements to choose from, Dr. Dan explains what to look for in order to find science-based products that can support human health.


    Principles For Picking Out a Science-Based Supplement:

  • Avoid Pixie-dusting/Witches Brew Formulations 
  • Steer Clear of Proprietary Blends that don’t give ingredient amounts
  • Choose ingredients that are standardized to bioactive compounds
  • Look for technology in formulations th...
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    Episode Summary:

    Mindfulness and its ability to improve human health is the topic Dr. Dan address in this episode. 

    Episode References:

  • Wikipedia has a nice introduction to mindfulness: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mindfulness
  • Stress and anxiety reduction via mindfulness: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31601362
  • Mindfulness increases quality of life in cancer patients: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31621473
  • Postpartum depressi...
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    Episode Summary:
    Dr. Dan breaks down the actual science behind the hot trend of phytoceramides.

    Episode References:

  • Dr. Oz—How to Fake a Facelift Campaign: https://www.doctoroz.com/episode/how-drop-decade-5-secrets-cheat-your-age?video_id=1937182025001
  • Ceramides Improve Skin Condition: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18492188
  • Ceramides Improve Skin Hydration: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20646083
  • Improvement of wrinkles us...
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    Episode Summary:

    Dr. Dan discusses the science behind the hot trend of camel milk and its anti-diabetic properties. 

    Episode References:

  • Zero prevalence of diabetes in rural India where camel milk is consumed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17098321
  • See here for a review article on the health benefits of camel milk: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27432772
  • Anticancer properties of camel milk: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed...
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    Episode Summary:

    Dr. Dan breaks down the known science regarding intermittent fasting.


    Topics discussed are as follows:

  • Introduce intermittent fasting
  • Different types of intermittent fasting
  • Intermittent fasting in the scientific literature 
  • Potential mode of action of intermittent fasting
  • Challenges and potential issues
  • Key takeaways
  • Future outlook

  • Episode References:

  • See here for a review of different types of intermittent fasting: https://...
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    Episode Summary:

    Dr. Dan discusses what is known in the scientific literature about the health benefits, challenges, and future outlook of essential oils.

    Topics discussed are as follows:

  • Definition of essential oil
  • Molecular composition of essential oils
  • What is the actual published science behind essential oils?
  • Potential problems with essential oils
  • Key takeaways and future outlook

  • Episode References:

  • Essential oils and quorum sensing: h...
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    September 19, 2019 21 min

    Episode Summary:

    The actual science regarding elderberry is the topic Dr. Dan tackles on this episode.

    Episode References:

  • Elderberry as a food colorant: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31247974
  • Phytonutrients in elderberry: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29241318
  • Elderberry reduces cold-like symptoms: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30670267
  • Flu duration shortened by elderberry: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9395631
  • Co...
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    Episode Summary:

    Dr. Dan discusses what is actually known in the scientific literature regarding the keto diet.

    Episode References:

  • The keto diet in the treatment of drug resistant epilepsy: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31204451
  • See here for a good review on the science of the ketones diet: https://www.nature.com/articles/ejcn2013116
  • Keto diet can change composition of the microbiome: https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674...
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    Episode Summary:

    Dr. Dan discusses a science-based eating pattern that can lower blood pressure.

    Episode References:

  • Blood pressure prevalence by the WHO: https://www.who.int/gho/ncd/risk_factors/blood_pressure_prevalence_text/en/
  • Original New England Journal of Medicine report on the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9099655/
  • See here for a good review of the DASH eating pla...
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    Episode Summary:

    Dr. Dan describes the best science-based methods to repel those pesky mosquitos.

    Topics discussed are as follows:

  • Synthetically derived insect repellents 
  • Naturally derived insect repellents
  • Factors that attract or repel mosquitos
  • Summary and future outlook

  • Episode References:

  • See here for a nice review of insect repellents: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29410208
  • Effectiveness of DEET: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pub...
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    August 22, 2019 14 min

    The word "diet" is my most hated word in the english language. Diet means short term, non-sustainable, drudgery, gimmicky, burden, and pain. In this episode I discuss basic princioles of how one can eat healthy food sustainably long term—as opposed to a white-knuckle diet.

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    August 15, 2019 24 min

    Episode Summary:

    The scientific efficacy of the popular bean diet is the topic tackled by Dr. Dan on this episode.

    Topics discussed are as follows:

  • What is the bean diet?
  • Nutritional composition of beans
  • Scientific literature on the bean diet
  • Is the bean diet scientifically legit?
  • Future outlook and summary 

  • Episode References:

  • Early reference on the bean diet: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/5851199
  • Legumes are rich in polyphenols: http...
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    Episode Summary:

    Dr. Dan discusses the scientific literature behind different types of mushrooms.

    Topics discussed are as follows:

  • Introduction to mushrooms
  • Mushrooms with science based evidence
  • Best ways to get mushrooms into our diets
  • Future outlook and summary 

  • Episode References:

  • Reishi mushroom and immune health: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30317947
  • Metabolic syndrome reduced using reishi mushroom: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/...
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