Age Less / Live More

Many people are worried that their favorite deodorant is going to cause them an early death, but when it comes down to it, we’re more worried that we’re going to smell like death. This conundrum perfectly articulates the juggling act between the short term benefit and long term risk with skin care products. In an ideal world, regulators would keep us from harm’s way. In the real world, long-term cancer risk, hormone disruption, and even organ damage are difficult to track and quantify so this is an evolving discussion. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet the CEO of a testing company focused on safety and efficacy for manufacturers.

Listen and learn:

  • How an ingredient might be proven safe and effective, but in certain use cases might prove otherwise
  • The false trust of Western manufactured products vs. the fake fear of “made in China”
  • How to pick and choose products based on how often you use them and the potential risk

Links

dermatest.com

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Marcel Voss is the CEO of Dermatest GmbH, a company that specializes in skin testing and analysis.

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Direct download: LRS_600_How_to_Choose_Healthy_Skincare_Products_with_Marcel_Voss.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Sexual health requires collaboration and alignment between partners. Many couples get stuck and the resulting conflicts commonly escalate to breakups. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a professor and psychologist focused specifically on women’s sexual health, using mindfulness as a foundation in her work.

Listen and learn:

  • What sex drive discrepancy (SDD) is and the challenges that arise
  • How antidepressant drugs can contribute to sexual dysfunction even after discontinued use
  • Why “women’s Viagra” Addyi isn’t really working for most people
  • How mindfulness can create a foundation for sexual health

Links

Lori’s site: www.LoriBrotto.com

ABOUT OUT GUEST

Dr. Lori Brotto is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of British Columbia and a Registered Psychologist, specializing in women's sexual health. She is the author of, Better Sex Through Mindfulness.

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Direct download: LRS_599_-_Womens_Sexual_Health_with_Dr._Lori_Brotto.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Cynicism is a huge problem in health care, both from patients and providers. Patients are frustrated their doctors have so little time during visits and that they’re most-likely going to leave with nothing more than a prescription. Physicians are frustrated that their patients first come in after a huge problem has arisen, often 10 years in the making, wanting an instant solution. While diet, exercises, and lifestyle interventions can help, will the patient actually follow through? Unlikely. It’s a two-sided problem where both parties feel stuck. A system-wide shift to preventative care is a likely solution. On this week’s podcast, we’ll explore how this is already happening privately, to some extent.

Listen and learn:

  • What peptide therapy is and why it might be preferable to exogenous hormones
  • Breakthroughs in early cancer screening that most people don’t know about
  • The importance of medical supervision on any health journey

Links

Valhallavitality.com

About guest

Dr. Hari Mani is a board-certified family medicine physician whose work today focuses on holistic medicine.

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Direct download: LRS_598_-_Preventative_Health_Breakthrough_with_Dr._Hari_Mani.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Mental health is a huge and growing problem, and psychedelic medicine is suddenly on a fast track toward legalization. Ayahuasca is a traditional medicine used in the Amazon for hundreds of years as part of healing ceremonies. Its use has been largely confined to retreat settings, but as mental health professionals seek new options for treating depression, anxiety, and PTSD among other conditions, many are looking to the past to inform the future of psychiatric medicine. My guest on this week’s podcast is at the forefront of the movement. 

Listen and learn:

  • About the curious combination of plants that create this drug
  • Set and setting considerations for traditional use
  • Legal and safety concerns
  • Ceremonial vs. clinical use
  • The “pill for an ill” risk vs. the reality of potential benefits 

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Simon’s Site

ABOUT OUT GUEST

Dr. Simon Ruffell is a psychiatrist known for his research on ayahuasca and study of curanderismo. Since 2016, he has collaborated with Indigenous communities in the Amazon basin to investigate the traditional use of ayahuasca and its effects on mental health.

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