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The Health Happens Podcast

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The Health Happens Podcast was born from a desire to take the formal-speak of medicine and make it into something more personal. And something more entertaining, because we can't help that we're so funny. So join us for a coffee, tea, or even a drink while we explore, discuss, and debate the facts (and feelings) of the hottest topics in health and medicine.

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SIBO What is this fancy new acronym everyone is talking about? Well, first of all its not new. Seconf of all, it stands for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth. And basically it means that you have too many bacteria in your small intestine where... more

"The vagus nerve is the health-promotion nerve." So says everybody. This week Mike and Chris decide to explore the vagus nerve and find out what makes it so special. As it turns out, it is pretty amazing. So how does it work? And, most... more

What the heck are Ghrelin and Leptin? Are those even real things or are they just funny words that Chris made up? These hormones that many people have never heard of play a big role in weight maintenance, hunger, appetite and satiety. If... more

This week Mike and Chris bring another infectious episode (get it?) about some very private conditions. We talk about herpes, syphillis, gonorrhea and more exciting infections. What they look like, how to avoid getting them and what to... more

Can you take so much of a supplement that it actually starts to do harm? Of course you can, that's a silly question! In today's episode we will review some of the supplements that have the potential to do harm when you take too much of... more

In today's arousing episode we get deep into the ins and outs of libido. Low libido is a common complaint we see in practice. And many people blame themselves leading to shame, stress, worry and anxiety, all of which compound the... more

Helicobacter pylori is a sneaky and persistent gram negative bacteria that has been associated with peptic ulcer disease, acid reflux and stomach cancer. Oh, and also it is probably inside you right now. Where does it come from and what... more

We've got a new Food Guide here in Canada so what could be more fun than a couple of NDs reviewing a government dictum on Health? This new food guide is a big step forward for Canada. Gone are the food pyramids and rainbows,... more

Licorice: red, stringy, tasty candy. Or, a medical root that's been used for nearly 4000 years? Today we chew into the sweet details of this herb and discuss what we know it does and doesn't do for you. Will it really save us all?

Today Mike and Chris talk about relationships and answer (mostly) real questions about love, dating and relationships in general. What to look for and look out for in the people we pair with. Is monogamy really possible and what's this new-old... more