#323 Dr. Christine Schaffner on The Truth About Melatonin and Lymphatics

Dr. Christine Schaffner is a board certified Naturopathic physician who graduated from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. She completed her undergraduate studies in Pre-medicine and Psychology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Dr. Schaffner’s style of practice is strongly rooted in traditional Naturopathic principles. She believes in the importance of establishing a strong health foundation in order to achieve optimal health. Dr. Schaffner combines both Naturopathic and Conventional therapies to develop individualized treatment plans that focus on addressing the underlying cause of complex chronic illness.

Dr. Schaffner listens to her patient’s story and actively involves them in their health plan. She enjoys educating her patients so that they feel empowered in making decisions in their health journey.

Dr. Schaffner has trained extensively with Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD.  She has also completed Dr. Robert Rowen’s Oxidation Therapy Course, Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker’s Biotoxin Illness Course, Advanced Classes in Biotherapeutic Drainage, Methylation seminars with Dr. Paul Anderson and Dr. Ben Lynch, and attended Medicine Week 2012 & 2013 in Baden-Baden, Germany.  She thoroughly enjoys staying current with the latest developments in chronic illness so she can better serve her patients.

#322 Dr. Justin and Evan on Hair Loss Solutions


A large population in our community worries about hair loss. This type of problem is common. Some may think of the products that they use contributes to their hair fall, but Dr. Justin and Evan Brand thinks it’s more of a side effect, especially when you are unhealthy on the inside.

Listen to this podcast as Dr. Justin Marchegiani and Evan Brand laid out information on how we can prevent hair loss on the functional medicine side.

In this episode, we cover:

  • Medications contributing to Hair Loss

  • Healthy diet, organic foods

  • Nutrient supplements

  • Hair Supplements

  • Hair Transplants

#321 Dr. Margaret Christensen on Mold, Mycotoxins, PTSD, and Limbic System Rewiring


Dr. Margaret Christensen is passionate about helping her clients create health through treating the root cause of illness and hormone imbalance.

A challenging personal health journey led her to the science based, whole systems approach of Functional Medicine where she is passionate about educating clients and colleagues alike on how to heal the whole person.

As a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (IFMCP), she currently serves as an associate faculty member for the Institute for Functional Medicine (FunctionalMedicine.org) where she teaches physicians and health care practitioners nationally and internationally on the role of environmental toxicants, epigenetics, nutrition and lifestyle exposures on hormonal health and chronic complex disease.

As a board certified Ob Gyn (FACOG) Dr. Margaret has had a long-standing interest in the myriad factors affecting hormonal imbalances and how to safely treat hormone related illnesses from a whole systems standpoint.

Dr Christensen graduated with honors from Rice University, received her M.D. with honors from Baylor College of Medicine, subsequently completing her residency at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas (BUMC), with honors.

She served as adjunct faculty for the BUMC residency teaching program for 10 years, while running a large Ob-Gyn practice that included the only nurse midwives in private practice in Dallas. She is the co-author of the award winning Birthing A Better Way: 12 Secrets to Natural Childbirth book.

A popular lecturer and speaker both locally and nationally, she holds regular seminars on Detoxification and Hormonal Balancing, Mother-Daughter Coming of Age workshops, Sacred Sexuality, and life-transforming retreats on Creating Health from the Inside Out.

In addition, she has lectured at SMU in the departments of medical anthropology, and Perkins School of Theology, passionately combining her interests in anthropology, cross cultural healing, quantum physics and spirituality.

Along the way she managed to birth, nurse and is raise four wonderful children who are her teachers — so understands first hand the challenges of working mothers to create balance, health and well being in their lives.

Today We Discuss

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Mycotoxins and Limbic System Rewiring

  • Psychedelics for PTSD and brain issues

#320 Dr. Matt Dawson, MD on Mushrooms & Wild Health in the Modern World

Dr. Matt Dawson is a husband, father of 4, physician, and farmer who grew up in the small town of Stanford, KY. After graduating from the UK College of Medicine he started and grew several businesses and nonprofits. He has won national awards for education and innovation, published two iBooks which reached #1 in iTunes in the medical category, created apps downloaded over 100,000 time, and produced videos with over 5 million views. Currently he he is the founder/CEO of a genomics based personalized medicine company called Wild Health. They specialize on providing holistic treatment based on individuals' DNA and other biometrics to help them achieve optimal health and performance.

He is passionate about health, nutrition, and wellness and believes The Kentucky Castle can be a catalyst to not only provide once in a lifetime experiences, but also to demonstrate the profound difference in quality of food taste and nutrition when grown hyper locally, chemical free, and with mindfulness and care. He hopes the experience the castle provides will leave guests with stories they’ll cherish, knowledge that will serve them well, and deepened relationships.

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