Episode 86: Dr. Joan Rosenberg – Emotional Mastery & How to Really Feel

Expert psychologist, master clinician, trainer, consultant, and the creator of Emotional Mastery and Emotional Mastery Training, Dr. Joan Rosenberg, talks about feelings, the science behind how we experience them, and how to move through unpleasant ones in a way that builds confidence, self-trust, and a foundation for a life we love. 


We talk about the purpose of the eight unpleasant feelings, how to appreciate and embrace them, and the signals for when we’re really just disguising or avoiding something else. We learn questions to ask when “riding the wave” of our unpleasant feelings, how to find congruence within ourselves through emotional mastery, and the keys to unlock unwavering confidence.


Episode Overview:


    • 05:34 Intro 
    • 06:25 Unpleasant Feelings
    • 10:30 The 8 Unpleasant Feelings
    • 13:00 The Neuroscience Behind Feelings
    • 19:00 Feelings & the Body
    • 24:00 How to Feel
    • 26:50 Disguised & Unprocessed Grief Signals
    • 30:00 How to Work Through Feelings
    • 33:15 Labeling
    • 36:00 The Rosenberg Reset 
    • 43:00 Questions to Ask Yourself
    • 45:40 Fear, Anxiety & Depression
    • 51:30 Congruence & Self-Trust
    • 54:55 Confidence & Compliments
    • 01:09:00 Vulnerability & Authenticity


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SIBO Made Simple
SIBO Made Simple
Phoebe Lapine
EP 50 | Ask a SIBO Amigo: My Best Advice from 4 Seasons of SMS (Part 1)
As the podcast comes to close, I wanted to leave you SIBO Amigos with some of my hardest earned lessons from the trenches. It has been an utter pleasure producing this podcast and getting to interview some of the most prolific practitioners in the SIBO space. The process of writing the book, in many ways, was a process of distilling their wisdom into super practical takeaways and to-do's. So the entire manuscript is kind of one big extension of the SIBO Amigo Digest. But I still managed to simplify even further and come up with 10 rules of thumb for each step of the SIBO journey: investigation, treatment, diet and cooking. In today's episode we will talk about my biggest pieces of advice for the first two legs, including how to tackle root causes, interpret SIBO tests, and how to deal with your mindset throughout treatment. It's a short and sweet one with yours truly that will help you step away from the minutiae and focus on the big picture goals of healing. Resources, mentions and notes: * The SIBO Made Simple Book – ON SHELVES NOW!! * Submit your book receipt to join Gut Heal Bootcamp * Sign up for my Low FODMAP Cooking Classes (1/27 is Italian Stallion!) * Pay it forward: write a book review on Amazon to support my work (you don’t have to have bought it there) * Join the SIBO Made Simple Facebook Community Page * Subscribe to the newsletter (and receive a free low FODMAP cookbook) * Follow me on Instagram to keep the conversation going * Check out my blog for free recipes and SIBO resources This episode is brought to you by SIBO Made Simple – THE BOOK! Part patient guide and part cookbook (complete with over 90 low FODMAP recipes), this is your trusty road map to become your own intestinal detective, gut problem solver, and critter-free kitchen crusader. Those who pre-order their copy will be able to do my Gut Heal Bootcamp for FREE. You will also get access to one free online cooking class. To find out more details about the pre-order bonuses and to submit your receipt, click here. This episode is also brought to you by my friends at Gourmend Foods. Their low FODMAP broths are gentle on your stomach but packed with flavor. It’s made by simmering organic ingredients for 16 hours with humanely raised poultry and hand-trimmed tops of leeks and scallions. You won't find any flavoring agents that may add taste without FODMAPs, but can exacerbate other health issues. Even more exciting, Gourmend Foods is constantly working on new products to solve for some of the biggest IBS pantry cooking issues. They recently introduced a garlic scape and garlic chive powder that can help you keep those incredible aromatics in your cooking without the FODMAP content. Listeners to this podcast can take 15% off new orders with code SIBO. Click here.
34 min
The Flipping 50 Show
The Flipping 50 Show
Debra Atkinson
10 Fitness Lessons from 2020 | Menopause & Exercise
Tucked into all the life lessons of 2020, the fitness lessons from 2020 were pretty clear. * Exercise done right boosts immunity. The first of fitness lessons from 2020 was the fact that it is moderate amounts of high and low intensity exercise, not moderate exercise that benefits your immune system most. * Exercise supports depression, anxiety, and mood. * Strength training to muscular fatigue prevents the muscle losses associated with aging. * Strength training with heavy weight prevents bone losses associated with aging. * Strength training (more than any form of cardio) improves longevity and the life in your years. * It is not the strength training activity, it is the result of proper strength training that increases lean muscle, decreases fat, and therefore improves body composition. A question from Cary in our community, “If strength training does more to improve fat loss shouldn’t we do that more often?” That is such a logical thoughtful question. So, it’s important you realize it is not the 10, 20, or 40 minutes you spend strength training per session that improves fat loss, lean muscle loss prevention, and therefor body composition. Proper strength training is this formula: Adequate stimulus during the strength training session + adequate recovery after a session = Positive anabolic muscle response What is adequate stimulus during the strength training session? * Overload to a point of temporary muscular fatigue - Done with a heavy weight and lower rep range or lighter weight and lower rep range * Includes as many major muscle groups as possible – a full body routine, not a body part (or split routine) is best for women in midlife * Includes compound exercises What is adequate recovery following a strength training session? The purpose of all of the following is to improve anabolism, that is repair and rebuilding of the muscle following the act of breakdown during the workout. During exercise of any kind the muscles experience stress and microtears. When the body recovers it doesn’t just repair to original state, it overcompensates to be prepared for the next stress (workout). If you’ve ever trained for a 5k you’ve experienced this. When you start, you’re not able to complete more than a mile. Then over time you can gradually do more and more, until you’re able to do the entire 3.1 miles. Or you’ve started a weightlifting routine and you’re using a 5 lb weight, and a few weeks later you realize you’re never tired at the end of a set and you need a heavier weight. * Adequate calories A caloric deficit may be created because of activity, because of reduced calories and activity, or reduced calories – however during times of stress – from menopause, loss of sleep, stressful life situations, careful adherence to abundant micronutrient dense foods over strict calorie deficit is the better goal * Adequate protein – especially in the presence of lower calories Protein needs increase with age due to muscle protein synthesis decline. On a per meal basis, 30-40 grams of high-quality protein at breakfast and again at dinner (or slightly higher at dinner) along with a modest protein midday meal support muscle protein synthesis. The 24 hours following strength training muscle protein synthesis is boosted, making it a prime time to increase protein intake slightly over other days of the week. In fact cycling protein intake over the weeks of the month if you’re still experiencing a cycle or you’re in menopause can improve your body composition significantly. The type of training you do and the protein you consume both together have dramatically improved results for many women, even in their 60s. * Adequate rest between muscle re-stimulus Without adequate rest anabolism will not be allowed to happen. Without enough time between coming back to the muscles again with a hard workout the repair can’t happen. Imagine having the flu. You’re a busy person and when you start feeling better you get back into your regular routine to find yourself having to sit down after you take a shower and get ready, or maybe you make it until noon on your first day back and realize you’ve overdone it and wind up back in bed again. Your muscle, without the full recovery will experience more muscle wasting than repair and you may be losing muscle even while you’re exercising regularly. To sum it up, recovery included not only the time between sessions, but the time between sets of exercise in a workout, and requires consideration of your nutrition, your life stressors, and quality of sleep – the ultimate rest. * The right exercise is only small but important a part of the movement every woman needs in her day in order to impact her optimal health. * Time was for many the biggest obstacle to exercise and when commuting, and distractions like social gatherings, entertaining and travel were removed exercise activity increased by 88% in those who had a lower level of activity before Covid (BC). * Online options for fitness increased dramatically as did the across the age space generations taking advantage of them * The wave of dumbbells, weight equipment purchases that left shelves, and even Amazon without weight training options, created a short term need to get creative with resistance equipment – from soup cans, to water bottles filled with rocks, then sand, then water, to backpacks or small pieces of luggage filled with books or sandbags. We got creative and found solutions. Fortunately, because in a moment of midlife when you are more rapidly losing muscle and bone (late stages of perimenopause and early post menopause) abandoning a resistance training program now, or not beginning one, could have a devastating effect on disability in a decade or more… that is completely avoidable. Fitness lessons from 2020 will change your life, one way or another. Other posts you may like: Strength Training More Top 10 At Home Fitness Equipment Keeping up with Statistics in 2020? Register for the Food Flip (open through Wednesday January 27, 2021. I’d love to hear what fitness lessons from 2020 have stuck with you. Leave a comment below the show notes or join the Insider’s group.
21 min
The Resetter Podcast
The Resetter Podcast
Dr. Mindy Pelz
Can Our Farmers Save Our Health? – With Jeff Tkach
// R E A D Y • S E T • R E S E T This episode is about regenerative agriculture and the root cause of why so many of us have a mineral deficiency. The answers lie in what is happening to our soil. Jeff Tkach serves as the chief impact officer for the Rodale Institute. He is responsible for expanding the institute’s global influence in healing people and the planet by unlocking the transformational power of regenerative organic agriculture. In this podcast, Can Our Farmers Save Our Health, we cover: * How the pandemic is waking everybody up to our soil problems * Why we are no longer getting nourishment from our foods * The reason consumers are to blame for poor soil * How we can create communities through farming * The solution to our soil troubles // E P I S O D E S P O N S O R S * Pre-Order a copy of The Menopause Reset book today and get the bonus ebook now, for FREE! // R E S O U R C E S M E N T I O N E D * Rodale Institute- Donation * Kiss the ground * Minerals: MIN * Spade & Plow CSA * Regenerative Organic Certified * Composting * Book: Our soil will save us * Ion Biome Supplement // F O L L O W * Instagram | @dr.mindypelz & @theresetterpodcast * Facebook | /drmindypelz & /theresetterpodcast * Youtube | /drmindypelz Please note the following medical disclaimer: By listening to this podcast you understand that this video is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor with any questions you may have regarding your health or medical condition.
1 hr 12 min
The Natural State with Dr. Anthony Gustin
The Natural State with Dr. Anthony Gustin
Dr. Anthony Gustin
128: Katie Wells - Creating a Toxin-Free Healthy Home, Raising Independent Children, Self-Exploration, and More
Katie Wells, known as the Wellness Mama, built an incredible health and wellness empire over a decade ago. She’s created cookbooks, a podcast, and, most recently, a line of toxin-free personal care products that add beneficial ingredients in while taking commonly used chemicals out, on top of writing over 1,500 blog articles. In this episode, Katie and Dr. Anthony Gustin sit down to chat about a number of different topics ranging from extended-day fasts, using self-exploration to improve your life, overcoming past traumas, and how she reversed Hashimoto’s after dealing with it for 10+ years. Katie also shares how she’s raising her children differently -- with no screen time limits -- so they can be independent and exceptional critical thinkers. You’ll also hear Katie’s unique approach to raising her kids, how she’s building an online course to help other parents do the same, and why she’s choosing a different curriculum for her family. On top of that, Katie also talks about the supplements she uses and why, how she rotates them, and what else she’s working on when it comes to creating toxin-free personal care products. In addition to being a best-selling cookbook author, podcaster, blogger, and now a toxin-free personal care product developer, Katie Wells is a mother of six who believes in taking health into your own hands. She created Wellness Mama as a resource to help others do just that and live a healthier life that eliminates harmful chemicals. When you tune in, you’ll see how she’s able to improve her life and her children’s lives each year by taking intentional steps in the right direction to get out of their comfort zone and into answering those tough “why” questions. Check out the episode now to learn more!
54 min
Fast Keto with Ketogenic Girl
Fast Keto with Ketogenic Girl
Vanessa Spina
Dr. Ken Berry: Top Keto Mistakes & Weight Loss Stalls
Dr. Ken Berry joins us again today on the podcast! He is one of the most passionate MD's out there on a mission to stem the tide of diabetes and non infectious disease with keto! -Biggest Mistakes People Make on Keto -Weight Loss Stalls & What To Do -How to Be Successful on Keto -Keto Tips for Beginners -Eating Dairy or Avoiding It? -Is the landscape of modern medicine actually changing in the approach to nutritional recommendations? -Surprising and exciting changes happening in medical recommendations for the type 2 diabetic population! Get Dr Berry's book: Lies My Doctor Told Me Book Get Your FREE ebook on keto: https://www.ketogenicgirl.com/pages/free-ebook Try the 28 Day Ketogenic Girl Challenge: https://www.ketogenicgirl.com Special thank you to Fast Keto sponsors: Try Proper Good's new Keto line of Soups! They are made with good for you ingredients and fit your keto macros! Use the code KETOGENIC15 for 15% off your order at www.eatpropergood.com - BiOptimizers P3OM are probiotics that improve your digestion and nutrient absorption, helping ensure your digestive tract and immune system stay strong and healthy. Go to bioptimizers.com/fastketo and use coupon code FASTKETO to save up to 10% off your order! - Prior to beginning a ketogenic diet you should undergo a health screening with your physician to confirm that a ketogenic diet is suitable for you and to rule out any conditions and contraindications that may pose risks or are incompatible with a ketogenic diet[, including by way of example: conditions affecting the kidneys, liver or pancreas; muscular dystrophy; pregnancy; breast-feeding; being underweight; eating disorders; any health condition that requires a special diet [other conditions or contraindications]; hypoglycemia; or type 1 diabetes. A ketogenic diet may or may not be appropriate if you have type 2 diabetes, so you must consult with your physician if you have this condition. Anyone under the age of 18 should consult with their physician and their parents or legal guardian before beginning such a diet]. Use of Ketogenic Girl videos are subject to the Ketogenicgirl.com Terms of Use and Medical Disclaimer. All rights reserved. If you do not agree with these terms, do not listen to, or view any Ketogenic Girl podcasts or videos. -
1 hr 5 min
The Keto Kamp Podcast With Ben Azadi
The Keto Kamp Podcast With Ben Azadi
Ben Azadi
Dr David Jockers | How to reset your metabolism with intermittent and extended fasting KKP: 229
Welcome to the Keto Kamp Podcast Episode 229 with Dr. David Jockers Today, I am blessed to have with me here for a second time, Dr. David Jockers. He is a natural health doctor, functional nutritionist, corrective care chiropractor, exercise physiologist, and certified strength & conditioning specialist. He currently owns and operates Exodus Health Center in Kennesaw, Georgia. He is also the author of the best-selling book “SuperCharge Your Brain” the complete guide to radically improve your mood, memory and mindset and the SuperCharged Recipe book with over 180 full-color recipes to help you take back control of your health. He has developed six revolutionary online programs with thousands of participants. These programs include E-guides, recipe guides, meal plans and video instructions including “The Sugar Detox,” “The Cancer Cleanse,” “Navigating the Ketogenic Diet,” and “The Digestive Health Restoration Program,” and “The AutoImmune Elimination Program” and the “Super Brain Program.” Dr. Jockers is a sought after speaker around the country on such topics as weight loss, brain health, functional exercise, natural detoxification, and disease prevention. Dr. Jockers sees patients at his clinic, Exodus Health Center, to help customize specific lifestyle plans to help individuals improve performance and beat chronic disease. In this episode, Dr. Jockers opens the show by describing the inspiration behind his latest book, The Fasting Transformation. Next, Dr. Jockers reveals his favorite fasting facts. For instance, fasting is part of many religions and has been around since humans have existed. Dr. Jockers dives deep into fasting and explains how fasting will help you lose weight, the benefits of autophagy, and why you may want to switch from cow dairy to sheep or goat dairy. Plus, we speak about the importance of fasting for our digestive systems. / E P I S O D E S P ON S O R S PureForm Omega Plant Based Oils (Best Alternative to Fish Oil): http://www.purelifescience.com Use ben4 for $4.00 off. ☕️ Purity Coffee: http//:www.ketokampcoffee.com, use ketokamp at checkout for 10% off Text me the words KKP +1 (786) 364-5002 90 Detox Program with Ben Azadi, Dr Daniel Pompa, Dr Mindy Pelz: http://www.ketokampdetox.com [01:00] About The Fasting Transformation * Jockers wanted to write a book about the transformational power of fasting. * Sadly, our society is metabolically damaged, causing us to be sick, exhausted, and overweight. * Luckily, fasting is the most ancient, inexpensive, and most powerful healing strategy known to humankind. * There are key strategies you need to know when it comes to fasting. * People need to be aware of everything when it comes to fasting in order to have success. * Every person on the planet should be fasting (unless you’re pregnant, a young child, or an elite athlete). * Fasting once a week will reduce metabolic disease massively. [02:25] Favorite Fasting Facts * Fasting is part of many religions. Spiritual people will practice fasting when they have challenges or when they have significant decisions that they need to make. * Also, fasting is some of the best medicine. * Throughout history, people have done fasting to hear from God, have greater levels of creativity, and achieve a higher level mentally. * Fasting isn’t a fad; it has been around since humans have existed. [04:35] Will Fasting Help You Lose Weight? * When you fast, your insulin goes down. * When insulin is high, it tells all the other hormones to stop burning fat. That way, your body can focus on burning sugar. Plus, your body will increase inflammation. * Throughout history, systemic infections have killed more people than anything else. So, the body created an inflammatory process to protect us against systemic infections. * Overall, the body creates inflammation in case your body needs to protect itself. To burn fat, we need periods of time where insulin is really low. The best way to do that is not to eat at all. * If we want more advanced weight loss, we may take a few days to keep insulin down by doing a five-day fast. [12:00] What Is Causing Your Insulin To Increase * Unfortunately, stress could be a massive contributor to insulin levels. * Poor sleep will also contribute to cortisol. Which will increase insulin levels. Cortisol inhibits insulin production to prevent glucose from being stored. * Plus, if you drink too much caffeine, that could be an issue. * Eating a lot of carbs can be a factor in your insulin increase. * However, every time you eat anything, there will be a small increase. [19:10] Switching From Cow Dairy To Sheep Or Goat Dairy * If you react to casein in dairy, then you may need to switch to sheep or goat dairy. * Many people can tolerate sheep or goat dairy. * If you think you have a sensitivity to cow dairy, then try and switch out your products. * Test it out for a month and see if you feel any better. * Everyone should take dairy out of their diet for one month of the year. That way, you can see if you notice a difference. [20:15] How Autophagy Works * Your brain and body will do well on intermittent fasting because of ketone production and autophagy. * The body needs energy. If we don’t get enough energy from our diet, then our body will get the energy from within our cells. * Our body knows the difference between an old cell and a new cell. * During autophagy, the body will break down old cells and creates stronger cells through recycled materials. * If you don’t take the trash out of your house, what would happen? You would get sick, and it would be awful! Well, we need to take out the trash in our bodies. [23:25] The Building Stage vs. The Cleansing Stage * Insulin will trigger building. We need a building stage because we need hormones and new cells. Also, we might want to build muscle – we need insulin for this. * When insulin is low, we are cleansing. During this stage, our cells will get rid of toxins. * Kids will need to be in the building stage more than the cleansing stage. Pregnant women need to be in the building stage too. * Most adults don’t need to constantly fuel their system. Instead, they need more time with low insulin than high insulin. [30:00] How Fasting Will Reset Your Digestive System * Fasting will take the stress off your gut. When you have gut problems, it’s like having a broken ankle. If you go out and walk every day on your broken ankle, it will never heal. * For the gut, you can fast for a period of time each day to reset your digestive system and heal your gut lining. * Fasting will reduce inflammation in your digestive system. [37:40] When Does Autophagy Start? * We don’t fully know. However, it will depend on your metabolic flexibility. * Other factors include sleep and stress. * Someone who is metabolic healthy can reach autophagy at sixteen to eighteen hours. * If you have high fasting insulin, you may need to fast for multiple days. [43:55] Extended Fasting Strategies * When you do an extended fast, you’ll get higher levels of autophagy. Plus, you’ll get a higher level of stem cells. * If you are battling chronic disease, it can be a powerful therapeutic strategy. * Doing a three-day fast once a year will help prevent chronic disease. * If you are underweight, doing a fast every three to four months may be a better strategy. [50:30] Fasting When Insulin Resistant * You need to lower insulin. When you lower insulin, you will have lower inflammation. * Fasting will help regenerate your insulin receptors. That way, your body will reset how much insulin it produces. AND MUCH MORE! Resources from this episode: * Jockers Website: https://drjockers.com/ * Follow Dr. Jockers * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrDavidJockers * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drjockers/ * Twitter: https://twitter.com/drjoc…
1 hr 16 min
Essentially You: Empowering You On Your Health & Wellness Journey With Safe, Natural & Effective Solutions
Essentially You: Empowering You On Your Health & Wellness Journey With Safe, Natural & Effective Solutions
Dr. Mariza Snyder
252: 5-Minute Wellness Routines to Feel Good Now w/ Robyn Downs
If You Want to Create Your Own 5 Minute Wellness Routine You Should: * Acknowledge your striving mindset and the differences found in a feel-good mindset * Shift your mindset by taking actionable steps to put yourself into a feel-good state * Allow yourself time to focus on how you feel rather than be productive * Customize your routine to fit into your daily schedule and create habits that enforce that routine Have you spent your 20’s going non-stop, only to feel the physical burden of your constant busyness now? Often times we don't even realize how bad we feel because we get used to it as our ‘normal’. But the truth is, self-care is a non-negotiable for survival, and you deserve a minute to pause and take care of yourself. The Feel-Good Effect With Robyn Downs Robyn Downs has been in the same position you are. Robyn has dedicated her life to spreading the feel-good effect. Using simple, science-backed strategies, Robyn helps people implement small hinges that can create big change when it comes to their emotional and physical wellbeing. Her work taps into cutting-edge science and psychology, neuroscience, mindfulness, and habits to help you find more calm, ease, and joy in your life right now. Gentle Is the New Perfect Robyn lives by the motto that ‘gentle is the new perfect’. By rejecting the striving mindset that so many of us have been caught up in, Robyn wants you to focus on what feels good instead. The feel-good mindset focuses on self-compassion, flexible thinking, and gratitude, the exact opposite of the striving mindset. Despite what you may have been told, being kind to yourself will not make you lazy or a quitter. But it will allow you to stop striving for perfectionism and make space for joy and rest in your daily life. Get in Where You Fit In You may think that you don't have time for self-care or to take a break. With Robyn’s 5-minute wellness routine, you can practice shifting your mindset for just an instant and see what a world of difference it can make. Robyn’s system puts into place actionable ways that you can put yourself into a feel-good state. By practicing the 4 R’s, revive, refresh, restore and rest, you can customize how it works into your life in as little as 5 minutes. The beauty in Robyn’s method is that it allows you to stop being productive and take some time to create actions and habits that are solely related to how you feel. Can you relate to our stories today? Are you feeling the physical repercussions of busyness and are ready to create small changes to support your brain and body? Share how you will create more ease in your life through a 5-minute wellness routine with me in the comments section of the episode page. Quotes: “If you are going to make long-term sustainable change, you need the mindset and you need the habits and routines. And often what we do is we try to say we need better habits or we need this routine, which is wonderful… but the thing that was actually standing in my way was mindset.” (9:21) “The antidote to the striving mindset is the feel-good mindset, and that is self-compassion, flexible thinking, and gratitude.” (16:00) “In terms of feeling good, the place to start is to start awareness about how you feel and how you want to feel. Which sounds pretty basic, but most of us have not learned how to do that.” (23:51) “I kept playing with the idea of ‘what is the shortest amount of time I can give this for the biggest impact?’, and I did find that five minutes, it's not about the amount of time, it's the energy that comes from it.” (32:15) “It’s not about adding another thing to your to-do list, it’s a way that you ground yourself so that you can be here and feel good. That’s how you stay out of the burnout trap altogether.” (38:21) In This Episode * Learn why perfectionism and comparison thinking is standing in your way (9:45) * How to navigate and reorient what it means to have it all (15:43) * Tangible practices that can cement a feel-good mindset instead of a striving mindset (18:52) * Tips for creating your personalized 5-minute wellness routine (31:15) * Suggestions of rituals that you can relish in to make time for you where it fits into your life (35:45) Resources Mentioned: Register for the Perimenopause and Menopause Relief Summit The Feel Good Effect by Robyn Downs Real Food Whole Life Website The Feel Good Effect Podcast Join the Real Food Whole Life Community Follow Robyn on Instagram | Pinterest Related Episodes: Essentially You Episode #149: Why Mindfulness and Mindset Are Key To Healing Miracles with Elaina Ray Other Resources: Check out the full show notes page Keep up with everything Dr. Mariza Follow Dr. Mariza on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube Podcast production & marketing support by the team at Counterweight Creative
44 min
The Whole View
The Whole View
Stacy Toth and Sarah Ballantyne
Episode 440: COVID-19 Vaccines Part 1 - mRNA Vaccine Technology
The Whole View, Episode 440: COVID-19 Vaccines Part 1 - mRNA Vaccine Technology Welcome back to episode 440 of the Whole View. (0:27) Stacy explains that today's topic is one she and Sarah have received the most questions on possibly ever. Stacy also lets the audience know that this show will be a 2-parter, possibly a 3-parter depending on how deep in they get. This show has been long in the making because she and Sarah had to wait for the research publication. Then Sarah has done her own research on top of it to prepare for this show. Sarah shares that she's been following this topic for about a year now: ever since the novel coronavirus was sequenced. It's important they lay out the science for listeners, look at the technology and history of vaccines, answer the frequently asked questions, and bust the myths surrounding this topic. (2:08) She and Stacy decided to divide the show into multiple parts to take their time and do the subject justice. Stacy takes a minute to address how polarizing the word "vaccine" can be. And she and Sarah are aware of this. She wants to assure listeners they understand vaccines are a personal decision for everyone, just like every other health and medical choices are. Stacy and Sarah are here to provide the information you need to be an informed consumer. Note On Vaccines In this episode, they will discuss the mRNA vaccine technology in the history of vaccines. (2:40) Next week's episode, Sarah and Stacy will go over the safety and efficacy data for the first two vaccines, Emergency Use Authorization, the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, and the Moderna vaccine. Sarah and Stacy will discuss their thoughts on vaccinations going forward. But Stacy reminds listeners that it's never aimed at telling others what to do. She also reminds listeners that she and Sarah are not medical professionals. If you have questions regarding the vaccine for yourself or your family, discuss them with your doctor. There is a lot of information that is both true and not true floating around on the web. Stacy is very excited to talk about the science and breakdown behind these vaccines and gives a little background on herself for context. Both Stacy and her mother have anaphylactic reactions to things like gluten due to multiple autoimmune disorders. Stacy has brought up to Sarah whether or not she thinks getting the vaccine is a good idea for someone with health issues like Stacy's mom. Stacy also wonders how having the coronavirus, but not having the antibodies, will affect her if given the vaccine. Listener Questions Sarah reiterates just how many questions they've received from listeners around this subject. (5:10) She takes a moment to share a few she thinks accurately sum up what they want to cover in this episode. Mae wrote: I am sure you don't want to cover this topic, but you are a source I highly trust as I am sure a lot of your other followers do. Would you consider doing a show about the Covid vaccines out there? It's so hard to know what to believe these days.....Not looking to be told what to do, but merely to be presented the information as you do so well in breaking down the real science that is not filtered through such a biased lens. Meghan added: Can you please do an episode explaining the science behind vaccines, and explaining how they really work, including the new Covid one. You always do an excellent job of explaining things well in a relatively easy to understand way without shortcutting good science. Stacy assures listeners that they will do their very best to break everything down. However, you might still have questions or have heard something different that might conflict with prior information. Stacy encourages you to reach out via the contact forms on the website for any follow-up. If you're part of the Patreon family, use direct access to talk with Sarah and Stacy there. She also encourages listeners not to attack the topic on social media or to put too much emphasis on things you hear without any sources cited. A Brief History of Vaccine Technology Sarah starts off by going way back into the history of vaccines. (8:27) The very first form of inoculation was called variolation. The first variolation for smallpox dates to the 1600s in China and Ottoman Empire and practiced first in Britain and colonial Massachusetts in 1721. They took the pus from someone suffering a natural smallpox infection. And then they'd would then rub it onto punctured or cut skin of someone who had never been exposed. If the procedure didn't kill you, you'd have immunity to the illness. However, Sarah noted it was pretty successful in terms of early inoculation. Sarah explains briefly how cell memory aids in fighting episodes of re-exposures. This is what gives us immunity or less a severe immune response when exposed. Development Of A Smallpox Vaccine Dr. Edward Jenner is considered the founder of vaccinology in the West. He noticed many milkmaids were immune to smallpox. He realized they were getting infected with cowpox (a related variola virus that is relatively harmless to humans), and the infection built an immunity to smallpox. In 1796, he inoculated his gardener's 8-year-old son by variolating cowpox pus from a milkmaid's hand. Jenner then demonstrated this immunity to smallpox by exposing the boy to smallpox 6 weeks later, and he didn't get sick. That's a lot of confidence! And also, not cool. Jenner then repeated this experiment multiple times over a couple of years with different people and published his methodology in 1798. He named his process vaccination because the cowpox virus is called vaccinia. Doctors started administering this as a smallpox vaccine all over the world in 1798. This is the first instance of understanding that exposing the body to a weaker version of a virus could stimulate enough of an immune response to tricker cellular memory. Over the 18th and 19th centuries, systematic implementation of mass smallpox immunization culminated in its global eradication in 1979. It took just about 200 years from the start of this vaccine to the eradication of smallpox. Other Vaccine Development Louis Pasteur's experiments spearheaded the development of live attenuated cholera vaccine in 1897. And then an inactivated anthrax vaccine in 1904. Plague vaccine was also invented in the late 19th Century. Between 1890 and 1950, bacterial vaccine development proliferated, including the Bacillis-Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination, which is still in use today. In 1923, Alexander Glenny perfected a method to inactivate tetanus toxin with formaldehyde. The same method was used to develop a vaccine against diphtheria in 1926. Pertussis vaccine development took considerably longer, and a whole-cell vaccine was first licensed for use in the US in 1948. mRNA vaccine technology Sarah tells the audience that many of the childhood vaccines given to children today were developed 70 – 100 years ago. There have been advancements in the vial today that are different from what was in the vial back then. However, the vaccine technology is pretty much the same now, and it was that then. Sarah underlines that mRNA vaccine technology was one of the biggest advancements since Jenner and Pasteur's experiments. Modern Vaccines When looking at vaccines today, they all have the same basic ingredients (18:20) They all work by stimulating an immune response against what's called an antigen. An antigen is a bad thing that makes us sick. The body develops immunological memory by the adaptive immune system in response to the antigen. It's the same way our immune system develops memory when we've been naturally infected. But because vaccines use weaker viruses, it goes without the danger of natural infection. Vaccinations are very costly and big investments to undertake. So we really only develop vaccines against illnesses that are very, very bad and have a huge impact on society. Up un…
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