Real Health Podcast

Real Health looks different for everyone. For some, it is about maintaining energy and vigor throughout life’s later years or achieving peak performance in athletics or work. For others, it may be about managing chronic disease to lessen its impact on the quality of life. Whatever Real Health means to you, we are here to help you along the way.

The Real Health Podcast was created to share the knowledge and experience of top Integrative Medical professionals. Our goal is to help people understand the basics of better health, give them the tools they need to feel their best, and help them make informed decisions about their own medical care.

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EPISODES:

Episode 36 – Vitamin D with Mike Shaw

In this episode, host Dr. Ron Hunninghake, MD, Chief Medical Officer, and Mike Shaw, PA-C, ABAAHP, discuss the benefits of pairing vitamin D3 with K2. Regular use can offer a wide variety of health benefits including helping boost the absorption of calcium, improving heart health and dental health, reducing inflammation, and improving mood and sleep. They also discuss target levels of vitamin D and the importance of checking levels regularly. [Listen]

Episode 35 – IV Nutritional Therapy with Dr. Virginia Osborne

In this episode, Dr. Ron Hunninghake, MD, CMO, welcomes Dr. Virginia Osborne. Dr. Osborne specializes in IV nutrient therapies. Osborne explains how IV nutrition can help enhance people’s health and helps heal from the inside out. [Listen]

Episode 34 – Arthritis and Regenerative Injection Therapies

In this episode, Dr. Dustin Moffitt, ND, speaks on how regenerative therapies assist him when working with Arthritis and other chronic inflammatory conditions. Dr. Moffitt uses treatments like Prolotherapy, Prolozone, and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to help stimulate the “wound” to reboot the healing process. [Listen]

Episode 33 – Cryoablation with Dr. Jeanne Stryker, MD, DABR

In this episode, host Dr. Lucas Tims, ND, FABNO welcomes Dr. Jeanne N. Stryker, MD, DABR. Dr. Stryker specializes in Cryoablation, Embolization, and Immunotherapy. This episode focuses on what Cryoablation is and how it is used to treat cancer. Dr. Lucas and Dr. Stryker also discuss how the future standard of care for personalized individuals is working in collaboration with Naturopathic Doctors, Integrative MD’s, and DO’s to help heal patients diagnosed with cancer from all angles. [Listen]

Episode 32 – My Breast Cancer Journeys

In this episode, Dr. Ron welcomes back Breast Cancer Conqueror, Dr. Véronique Desaulniers, or as many people know her, Dr. V. Dr V first began her journey with Breast Cancer after she found a lump in her left breast in 2004. She chose to take the road less traveled and explored natural treatments. Having celebrated victory over Breast Cancer twice, she has become extremely passionate about teaching women how to properly conduct a Breast Self-Exam. [Listen]

Episode 31 – 7 Essential Steps to Beating Breast Cancer Naturally

In this episode, Dr. Ron welcomes back Breast Cancer Conqueror, Dr. Véronique Desaulniers, or as many people know her, Dr. V. Dr. V breaks down the 7 essential steps that have helped her and many others heal breast cancer naturally. In today’s world, 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. The 7 Essentials System® is a complete and step-by-step educational program that shows you how to prevent “dis-ease” and create vibrant health naturally.[Listen]

Episode 30 – What is the Terrain Based Approach to Cancer?

Dr. Ron Hunninghake, MD, and Dr. Lucas Tims, ND, FABNO, have recently completed the Metabolic Approach to Cancer Certification Program with Dr. Nasha Winters. In the latest episode of the Real Health Podcast, Dr. Ron and Dr. Lucas discuss the importance of getting to the root cause of cancer by testing, assessing, and addressing the whole person. [Listen]

Episode 29 – Anti-Aging with Mike Shaw

In this episode, Mike Shaw and Dr. Ron discuss anti-aging and the community that started the anti-aging movement. Do you know your physiological age? Mike and Dr. Ron distinguish the difference between one’s chronological age and physiological age. Mike discusses what steps you can take to measure and match your PhysioAge to your actual age. [Listen]

Episode 28 – Story of an Integrative Nurse with Annette Chlumsky 

In the episode, Dr. Ron talks with Riordan Clinic Nurse Annette Chlumsky. Annette has been an integrative nurse for over 30 years. She talks about how she got into nursing and why she chose the integrative patch over traditional medicine. She and Dr. Ron discuss nurses’ many roles in healing journeys and why they are trained as co-learners and not just healthcare professionals. [Listen]

Episode 27 – Intermittent Fasting with Dr. Ron Hunninghake and Laura Vasquez

In this episode, Riordan Clinic providers Dr. Ron and Laura Vasquez dive deep into the workings of intermittent fasting. They discuss what it is, how to do it, and who is safe to try it.  [Listen]

Episode 26 – Gut Health With Dr. Ron Hunninghake

In this episode, Leah Chischilly talks to Dr. Ron about the importance of gut health and how it impacts many other facets of our health and well-being. [Listen]

Episode 25 – Dr. Tereza Hubkova: The Microbiome, Part 2

In this episode, Dr. Ron continues his conversation with Dr. Tereza Hubkova about the microbiome and how your gut is your “2nd brain”. [Listen]

Episode 24- Dr. Tereza Hubkova: The Microbiome, Part 1

In the episode, Dr. Ron speaks with Dr. Tereza Hubkova about the microbiome: what it is, how it evolved, and ways it affects the body. [Listen]

Episode 23- Dr. Veronique Desaulniers – Breast Cancer Conqueror

In this episode, Dr. Ron sits down with Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, better known as Dr. V. She is the Founder of Breast Cancer Conqueror and the 7 Essentials Systems and is the Co-founder of My Breast Friend. Her signature process has empowered thousands of women in over 56 countries. Her mission is to “change lives, one breast at a time.” Dr. V has personally conquered breast cancer twice, giving her an empathetic perspective to understanding other women facing a healing journey. [Listen]

Episode 22- Dr. Traci Grandfield, NUCCA, DC, LMCFI

In this episode, Dr. Ron sits down with NUCCA Chiropractor Dr. Traci Grandfield. At Live Well Spinal Care, Dr. Grandfield focuses specifically on the upper cervical ( the upper neck) region of the spine using NUCCA (“nu-kah”). NUCCA is an advanced, specialized Chiropractic technique that follows a proven method of measuring and correcting upper cervical misalignments with an extremely gentle and precise adjustment. [Listen]

Episode 21- Patient Empowerment With Patient Jenny Bradley and Dr. Lucas Tims ND, FABNO

In this episode, Patient Jenny Bradley sits down with Naturopathic Oncologist Dr. Lucas Tims to discuss what you as a patient can do to take control over your healing journey. By using the power of hope to build a team of providers, counselors, and friends to empower your choices and stand as a third party to support you with your decisions. [Listen]

Episode 20- Are Processed Foods Making You Diabetic?

In this episode, Nurse Practioner Laura Vasquez and host Kim Romig discuss the fundamental question, “Are processed foods making you diabetic?” You will learn what qualifies a food as processed, ways to avoid those foods, and steps you can take to improve your overall lifestyle. [Listen]

Episode 19- Trouble With Glyphosate

In this episode, Dr. Ron and Kim Romig talk about new safety concerns around glyphosate, AKA Roundup. Glyphosate is a weed killer used as house hold item as well as a staple product with many farmers, but may be causing some major issues when it comes to your health. [Listen]

Episode 18 – Pateint Perspective with Jenny Bradley and Dr. Lucas Tims

In this episode, patient, Jenny Bradley sits down with Dr. Lucas and asks some of the hard hitting questions when it comes to cancer. [Listen]

Episode 17 – Busting Breast Cancer

In this episode, Dr. Ron sits down with Laura Vasquez to discuss some of the myths around breast cancer and ways to prevent it naturally. They talk about the book Busting Breast Cancer by Susan Wadia-Ells and the research that has been done on prevention. [Listen]

Episode 16 – Meet Laura Vasquez, MSN, APRN, NP-C

In this episode, Leah Chischilly talks with Laura Vasquez who is a nurse practitioner specializing in integrative oncology and complex chronic illness. Laura is the newest member of the Riordan Clinic medical team and is a wealth of knowledge of both traditional and integrative medicine. [Listen]

Episode 15 – Maintaining A Helathy Vascular System w/ Mike Shaw, PA-C

In this episode, Dr. Ron sits down with Mike Shaw, our resident cardiovascular health and anti-aging specialist. They discuss the importance of vascular health as we age and ways to keep our cardiovascular system young. [Listen]

Episode 14 – Preventing Pain As We Age with Dr. Dustin Moffitt
In this episode, Dr. Ron Hunninghake interviews Dr. Dustin Moffitt who specializes in pain management and regenerative medicine. They discuss some of the main causes of pain as we age, supplements that can help with pain, and natural interventions the may be able to prevent surgery. [Listen]

Episode 13 – Interview with Dr. Carolyn Dean
In this episode, Dr. Ron interviews Dr. Carolyn Dean, MD. They discuss Dr. Dean’s path to integrative medicine, her extensive expertise in Magnesium and nutritional medicine, and some of the myths surrounding thyroid health. [Listen]

Episode 12 – Choosing Integrative Cancer Care with Jenny Bradley
Jenny Bradley was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017 and has been thriving ever since. In this episode, she shares her journey through diagnosis and integrative treatments and how she helps others become cancer “thrivers” too. [Listen]

Episode 11 – Organic Foods and the Anti-cancer Benefits of Salvestrols
In this episode, Leah Chischilly talks to Dr. Ron about the Anti-Cancer benefits of compounds called Salvestrols. They discuss how Salvestrols are found in larger quantities in organic produce and how you can get more of them into your diet. [Listen]

Episode 10 – Interview with Chris Wark (Part Two)
This episode is the second in a two-part series where Dr. Ron interviews Chris Wark of Chris Beats Cancer. Chris was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer and after having surgery to remove the tumor he opted out of chemotherapy and used evidence-based nutrition and natural, non-toxic therapies to heal.

In this episode, Chris shares about diving into nutrition research, and how to get started with natural healing. [Listen]

Episode 9 –  Interview with Chris Wark (Part One)
This episode is the first in a two-part series where Dr. Ron interviews Chris Wark of Chris Beats Cancer. Chris was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer and having surgery to remove the tumor he opted out of chemotherapy and used evidence-based nutrition and natural, non-toxic therapies to heal. [Listen]

Episode 8 – Interview with Dr. Devin Vrana
In this episode, Dr. Ron talks with Dr. Devin Vrana about tapping into the body’s innate ability to heal and how the practice of medicine is beginning to change. Also, learn about Dr. Devin’s event called The Big Idea. 6-22-2021 [LISTEN]

Episode 7 – Muscle as Medicine
This episode of the Real Health Podcast is a follow-up to an article published in the Riordan Clinic monthly newsletter called Health Hunters. Dr. Dustin Moffit and Leah Chischilly talk about how building and maintaining muscle impacts overall health and why it is so important to stay physically active as we age. 6-15-2021 [LISTEN]

Episode 6 – Complex Chronic Illness
In this episode, Leah Chischilly talks with Dr. Ron about complex chronic illness. Infections like Lyme disease, Epstein-Barr, and now COVID-19 can have a lasting impact on a person’s health and life. Dr. Ron discusses his approach to complex chronic illness and how patients can prevent and recover from long-term health complications. 6-1-2021 [LISTEN]

Episode 5 – Understanding Long COVID
In this episode, Dr. Ron Hunninghake and Dr. Dustin Moffitt discuss the lingering symptoms and complications known as Long Covid. They talk about the potential long-term effects of infection and introduce some potential treatment options. 5-18-2021 [LISTEN]

Episode 4 – Meet Mike Shaw, PA-C 
Mike Shaw is a certified Physician’s Assistant and medical provider at Riordan Clinic in Wichita, KS. He specializes in cardiovascular health, hormone replacement, and anti-aging medicine. In this episode, Mike talks about his medical career and how he ended up at Riordan Clinic. He also discusses the importance of establishing a wellness baseline at a young age to help measure health as you age. 5-3-2021 [LISTEN]

Episode 3 – Meet Dr. Lucas Tims
Dr. Lucas Tims, ND, FABNO is a naturopathic physician and the Medical Director for Riordan Clinic in Overland Park, KS. He is a Naturopathic Oncologist helping patients through all stages of their cancer journey. In this episode, Dr. Lucas talks about how he found naturopathic oncology and how he helps his patients make informed decisions about their cancer care. 5-3-2021 [LISTEN]

Episode 2 – Meet Dr. Dustin Moffitt
Dr. Dustin Moffit, ND is a naturopathic physician and the Medical Director for Riordan Clinic in Hays, KS. He specializes in regenerative medicine, pain management, hormone replacement, and IV Therapy. In this episode, he talks about his journey to naturopathic medicine and how he helps his patients find real health. 5-3-2021 [LISTEN]

Episode 1 – Meet Dr. Ron Hunninghake
Dr. Ron Hunninghake is the Chief Medical Officer and Healthcare provider at the Wichita, KS location. He has been with Riordan Clinic for over 30 years and is a wealth of knowledge on all things nutrition, healthy living, and recovering from chronic illness. In this episode, he shares his journey to wellness and how he helps the patients he serves. 5-3-2021 [LISTEN]

 


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