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Health & Science

Health & Science

Hosted by: Dr. Elaine Barretto

I present the latest scientific discoveries and provide practical tips and tools for improving mental health, gut health, chronic pain, and chronic conditions, or for just optimizing health and well-being in general, ...

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Brain Health: Preventing Dementia

If you have anyone in your family, anybody close to you, or you yourself are suffering from dementia, you know what a devastating diagnosis that is. Sadly, dementia has no cure and comes with aging. The amount of...
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Endometriosis and the gut: the relation between GI symptoms and female health

This episode is a continuation of the series on the mind-body connections with a focus on the gut, but this time with a particular focus on women. And especially women that suffer from endometriosis. We talk about how...
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Changing your lifestyle can save your life

This episode is about lifestyle medicine. It's all about how you can use changes in your lifestyle to prevent or even reverse chronic conditions. This is important, not only for you and your family but also for health...
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Gut-Brain Connection in GI Symptoms

In this episode, we dive into mind-body science, starting with a focus on the gut-brain connection. We talk about the nervous system, gut microbiome, vagus nerve stimulation, and how behavioral medicine therapies such...
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Anxiety around illness symptoms

Do you google your symptoms a lot? Have you hopped from one specialist to another trying to find a diagnosis that can finally explain your symptoms? Do you worry that you might have something serious and nobody can...
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Overcoming Diabetes Type 2

Diabetes is becoming one of the biggest epidemics we've seen throughout history. In the case of type-2 diabetes, since it is a lifestyle condition, a lot can be done to prevent it and even reverse it. In this episode,...
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Building Resilience

Resilience is such an important concept to talk about in the context of chronic pain or disease, but also just for living a better life in general. It is not something you need to be born with - we all have the...
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Increasing your confidence to deal with chronic pain

On this second episode of the chronic pain series, we approach it from the perspective of the mind, focusing on self-efficacy, which is a very important psychological construct that acts as protection against...
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A new era for chronic pain

In this episode, we take a brief look at the most recent advances in the field of chronic pain, discuss some basic definitions of what it is, and what are some aspects of the treatment that need to be observed when...
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