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The world of medicine can be challenging. Clinicians and patients are always looking for more options, more effective treatments… and in the end, more answers. What if there was a way to practice medicine that digs deeper and offers a new perspective? Functional medicine focuses on addressing root causes of disease. At Genova Diagnostics we’ve watched this field evolve and grow for over 35 years…. We’ve not only adapted, we’ve led. Join us as we talk about functional medicine, laboratory testing, and optimizing health. Welcome to the Lab Report.

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The world of medicine can be challenging. Clinicians and patients are always looking for more options, more effective treatments… and in the end, more answers. What if there was a way to practice medicine that digs deeper and offers a new perspective? Functional medicine focuses on addressing root causes of disease. At Genova Diagnostics we’ve watched this field evolve and grow for over 35 years…. We’ve not only adapted, we’ve led. Join us as we talk about functional medicine, laboratory testing, and optimizing health. Welcome to the Lab Report.

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English


Episodes

What We Don't Know About Hormones - Part 3

2/20/2024
Genova’s Endo+ Profile is the first of its kind in hormonal health, offering the unique ability to test saliva, blood, and urine simultaneously. This flexibility lets providers create tailored hormonal profiles that reveal insights and connections between sex hormones, thyroid function, adrenal health, melatonin rhythms, and estrogen metabolism. While creating this product, we spent years scouring the research for the most up-to-date clinical information. Some of what we found, or more importantly didn’t find, calls into question what gets repeated in the echo chambers of functional medicine. Today is part 3 of our series where we challenge common doctrine in hormone testing. It’s good to be humble, take a fresh look at dogmatic concepts, and rethink what we thought we knew. Today on The Lab Report: Additional Resources: Endo+ Genova Connect **PROMO CODE TheLabReport20 for 20% off your next purchase** Subscribe, Rate, & Review The Lab Report Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of The Lab Report, presented by Genova Diagnostics, with your hosts Michael Chapman and Patti Devers. If you enjoyed this episode, please hit the subscribe button and give us a rating or leave a review. Don’t forget to visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Email Patti and Michael with your most interesting and pressing questions on functional medicine: podcast@gdx.net. And, be sure to share your favorite Lab Report episodes with your friends and colleagues on social media to help others learn more about Genova and all things related to functional medicine and specialty lab testing. To find a qualified healthcare provider to connect you with Genova testing, or to access select products directly yourself, visit Genova Connect. Disclaimer: The content and information shared in The Lab Report is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. The views and opinions expressed in The Lab Report represent the opinions and views of Michael Chapman and Patti Devers and their guests. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:23:51

Red Meat & Heart Disease [Rebroadcast]

2/13/2024
Foods come in and out of favor all the time. Eggs are good for you… no wait, they are bad… nope, good again – let’s not even discuss butter! There are many disease correlations related to specific foods and literature continues to evolve. One such focus is on red meat and its correlation to cardiovascular disease. But why? Is all red meat bad? Can you eat red meat and not increase heart disease risk? What about it should cause concern? Interestingly, the answer lies in the microbiome’s ability to metabolize the carnitine in red meat into a metabolite called trimethylamine (TMA). What happens from there is the key! But be warned, there is more to TMA than red meat and carnitine. Today we discuss TMA and how it becomes a cardiovascular risk factor (TMAO). We tell you about TMA’s many sources - besides red meat - and why you should care. Today on The Lab Report: Additional Resources: NutrEval Cardio Check Genova Connect **PROMO CODE TheLabReport20 for 20% off** Subscribe, Rate, & Review The Lab Report Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of The Lab Report, presented by Genova Diagnostics, with your hosts Michael Chapman and Patti Devers. If you enjoyed this episode, please hit the subscribe button and give us a rating or leave a review. Don’t forget to visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Email Patti and Michael with your most interesting and pressing questions on functional medicine: podcast@gdx.net. And, be sure to share your favorite Lab Report episodes with your friends and colleagues on social media to help others learn more about Genova and all things related to functional medicine and specialty lab testing. Disclaimer: The content and information shared in The Lab Report is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. The views and opinions expressed in The Lab Report represent the opinions and views of Michael Chapman and Patti Devers and their guests. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:23:42

Patti & Michael On The Road at Metabolic Health Summit

2/6/2024
Patti & Michael are on the road! We recorded this unique episode from the Genova Diagnostics booth as a sponsor of the Metabolic Health Summit 2024 in Clearwater Beach, Florida. This conference brings together cutting-edge research, world-class speakers, and the leading experts in metabolic health. As you can imagine, Genova’s testing is a key element in getting to the root cause of metabolic disfunction and optimal health. The personalization of our testing and results can help guide therapeutic modalities that may not be so obvious. In today’s episode, you’ll hear Patti & Michael recorded live from the Genova booth at Metabolic Health Summit 2024. We recap some of the incredible clinical insights we gained from attending the lectures. We also chat live with some of our friends, old and new, to keep you up to date with the latest innovations in the metabolic health industry. Today on The Lab Report: Additional Resources: Metabolic Health Summit 2024 Genova Connect **PROMO CODE TheLabReport20 for 20% off your purchase** Subscribe, Rate, & Review The Lab Report Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of The Lab Report, presented by Genova Diagnostics, with your hosts Michael Chapman and Patti Devers. If you enjoyed this episode, please hit the subscribe button and give us a rating or leave a review. Don’t forget to visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Email Patti and Michael with your most interesting and pressing questions on functional medicine: podcast@gdx.net. And, be sure to share your favorite Lab Report episodes with your friends and colleagues on social media to help others learn more about Genova and all things related to functional medicine and specialty lab testing. To find a qualified healthcare provider to connect you with Genova testing, or to access select products directly yourself, visit Genova Connect. Disclaimer: The content and information shared in The Lab Report is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. The views and opinions expressed in The Lab Report represent the opinions and views of Michael Chapman and Patti Devers and their guests. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:29:21

Herbs for Cellular Health & Longevity with Dr. Bill Rawls

1/30/2024
Dr. Bill Rawls was a practicing OB/GYN physician for decades before his health began to suffer and he was faced with the limitations of modern medicine. Embarking on his own health journey, he dove headfirst into holistic and herbal therapies and found ultimate wellness. Dr. Rawls now teaches and writes extensively about the power of herbal medicine. He’s written several books including Suffered Long Enough, Unlocking Lyme, and his latest book The Cellular Wellness Solution. Dr. Rawls even started his own herbal supplement and wellness company called Vital Plan. In today’s episode, Dr. Bill Rawls discusses his new book, The Cellular Wellness Solution, a fresh take on the critical role our cells play in unlocking wellness and supporting health. He champions the power of herbal medicine and explains why you should too. Today on The Lab Report: The Cellular Wellness Solution Additional Resources: Dr. Bill Rawls' website Vital Plan **PROMO CODE LabReport20 for 20% off your first order through May 1, 2024** The Cellular Wellness Solution Genova Connect **PROMO CODE TheLabReport20 for 20% off** Subscribe, Rate, & Review The Lab Report Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of The Lab Report, presented by Genova Diagnostics, with your hosts Michael Chapman and Patti Devers. If you enjoyed this episode, please hit the subscribe button and give us a rating or leave a review. Don’t forget to visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Email Patti and Michael with your most interesting and pressing questions on functional medicine: podcast@gdx.net. And, be sure to share your favorite Lab Report episodes with your friends and colleagues on social media to help others learn more about Genova and all things related to functional medicine and specialty lab testing. To find a qualified healthcare provider to connect you with Genova testing, or to access select products directly yourself, visit Genova Connect. Disclaimer: The content and information shared in The Lab Report is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. The views and opinions expressed in The Lab Report represent the opinions and views of Michael Chapman and Patti Devers and their guests. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:55:41

The Hormone Shift with Dr. Taz Bhatia

1/23/2024
Dr. Taz Bhatia is a conventionally trained physician who has always been way ahead of her time. For years she’s been combining the best of modern science with eastern medical wisdom to help patients get to the root cause of chronic disease. As one of the OGs in functional and integrative medicine, Dr. Taz has become a national social media influencer, author, speaker, podcaster, television star, and go-to expert in women’s health. Her latest book “The Hormone Shift” offers patients the tools they need to navigate life’s hormone changes with ease. In today’s episode, we meet the one and only Dr. Taz Bhatia - a world-renowned expert in women’s health. Listen in as we discuss her brand-new book “The Hormone Shift.” Today on The Lab Report: Additional Resources: doctortaz.com The Hormone Shift Instagram: @drtazmd Genova Connect **PROMO CODE TheLabReport20 for 20% off** Endo+ Subscribe, Rate, & Review The Lab Report Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of The Lab Report, presented by Genova Diagnostics, with your hosts Michael Chapman and Patti Devers. If you enjoyed this episode, please hit the subscribe button and give us a rating or leave a review. Don’t forget to visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Email Patti and Michael with your most interesting and pressing questions on functional medicine: podcast@gdx.net. And, be sure to share your favorite Lab Report episodes with your friends and colleagues on social media to help others learn more about Genova and all things related to functional medicine and specialty lab testing. To find a qualified healthcare provider to connect you with Genova testing, or to access select products directly yourself, visit Genova Connect. Disclaimer: The content and information shared in The Lab Report is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. The views and opinions expressed in The Lab Report represent the opinions and views of Michael Chapman and Patti Devers and their guests. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:37:45

What We Don't Know About Hormones - Part 2

1/16/2024
Genova’s new Endo+ Profile is the first of its kind in hormonal health, offering the unique ability to test saliva, blood, and urine simultaneously. This flexibility lets providers create tailored hormonal profiles that reveal insights and connections between sex hormones, thyroid function, adrenal health, melatonin rhythms, and estrogen metabolism. While creating this product, we spent years scouring the research for the most up-to-date clinical information. Some of what we found, or more importantly didn’t find, calls into question what gets repeated in the echo chambers of functional medicine. Today is part 2 of our series where we challenge common doctrine in hormone testing. It’s good to be humble, take a fresh look at dogmatic concepts, and rethink what we thought we knew. Today on The Lab Report: Additional Resources: Endo+ Genova Connect **PROMO CODE TheLabReport20 for 20% off your next purchase** Subscribe, Rate, & Review The Lab Report Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of The Lab Report, presented by Genova Diagnostics, with your hosts Michael Chapman and Patti Devers. If you enjoyed this episode, please hit the subscribe button and give us a rating or leave a review. Don’t forget to visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Email Patti and Michael with your most interesting and pressing questions on functional medicine: podcast@gdx.net. And, be sure to share your favorite Lab Report episodes with your friends and colleagues on social media to help others learn more about Genova and all things related to functional medicine and specialty lab testing. To find a qualified healthcare provider to connect you with Genova testing, or to access select products directly yourself, visit Genova Connect. Disclaimer: The content and information shared in The Lab Report is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. The views and opinions expressed in The Lab Report represent the opinions and views of Michael Chapman and Patti Devers and their guests. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:24:48

What We Don't Know About Hormones

1/9/2024
Hormones are complicated! The body makes dozens of hormones that influence each other. Fine-tuning that full hormonal symphony can lead to significant symptom improvement and well-being. Genova’s testing can help and the new Endo+ Profile is a great place to start. With this latest product upgrade, we’ve spent almost 2 years scouring the literature for the most up-to-date clinical information to help guide clinicians. However, while we were knee-deep in research and literature, we found ourselves with conflicting messaging and realized the echo chamber in personalized medicine might need to be re-examined. In today’s episode, we begin to challenge a few concepts in hormonal testing. Sometimes it’s good to be humble, take a fresh look at dogmatic concepts, and rethink what we thought we knew. Today on The Lab Report: Additional Resources: Endo+ Profile Genova Connect **PROMO CODE TheLabReport20 for 20% off your next purchase** Subscribe, Rate, & Review The Lab Report Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of The Lab Report, presented by Genova Diagnostics, with your hosts Michael Chapman and Patti Devers. If you enjoyed this episode, please hit the subscribe button and give us a rating or leave a review. Don’t forget to visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Email Patti and Michael with your most interesting and pressing questions on functional medicine: podcast@gdx.net. And, be sure to share your favorite Lab Report episodes with your friends and colleagues on social media to help others learn more about Genova and all things related to functional medicine and specialty lab testing. To find a qualified healthcare provider to connect you with Genova testing, or to access select products directly yourself, visit Genova Connect. Disclaimer: The content and information shared in The Lab Report is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. The views and opinions expressed in The Lab Report represent the opinions and views of Michael Chapman and Patti Devers and their guests. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:25:19

Helping Men Ditch the Dad-Bod with Ali Gilbert

1/3/2024
The subject of men’s health is often not discussed. A lot of men don’t proactively seek help for health concerns nor even want to admit there’s a problem. Well, today we’re going to change that. Ali Gilbert is a nationally recognized coach, lecturer, personal trainer, and expert in men’s health. Her Silverback Coaching programs help men from all walks of life, from CEOs to professional athletes and regular dads get to optimal physical and mental health. Today we meet Ali Gilbert and hear about her passion to help men get jacked, look great naked, optimize testosterone, and conquer nutrition. Today on The Lab Report: Additional Resources: Ali-Gilbert.com Ali's Instagram @thealigilbert Genova Connect **Use Promo Code TheLabReport20 for 20% off your next purchase** Subscribe, Rate, & Review The Lab Report Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of The Lab Report, presented by Genova Diagnostics, with your hosts Michael Chapman and Patti Devers. If you enjoyed this episode, please hit the subscribe button and give us a rating or leave a review. Don’t forget to visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Email Patti and Michael with your most interesting and pressing questions on functional medicine: podcast@gdx.net. And, be sure to share your favorite Lab Report episodes with your friends and colleagues on social media to help others learn more about Genova and all things related to functional medicine and specialty lab testing. To find a qualified healthcare provider to connect you with Genova testing, or to access select products directly yourself, visit Genova Connect. Disclaimer: The content and information shared in The Lab Report is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. The views and opinions expressed in The Lab Report represent the opinions and views of Michael Chapman and Patti Devers and their guests. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:42:51

A Holiday Hodgepodge [Rebroadcast]

12/19/2023
When it comes to holiday traditions, we think of decorating Christmas trees, baking cookies, the Elf on the Shelf, or lighting a menorah. But holiday traditions are far more unusual and diverse throughout the world. Some might really surprise you! On today’s episode, we touch on some unusual international holiday customs you’ve likely never heard while sprinkling in some clinical pearls. We also continue our podcast tradition of reading The Lab Report’s special rendition of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Today on The Lab Report: Subscribe, Rate, & Review The Lab Report Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of The Lab Report, presented by Genova Diagnostics, with your hosts Michael Chapman and Patti Devers. If you enjoyed this episode, please hit the subscribe button and give us a rating or leave a review. Don’t forget to visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Email Patti and Michael with your most interesting and pressing questions on functional medicine: podcast@gdx.net. And, be sure to share your favorite Lab Report episodes with your friends and colleagues on social media to help others learn more about Genova and all things related to functional medicine and specialty lab testing. To find a qualified healthcare provider to connect you with Genova testing, or to access select products directly yourself, visit Genova Connect. Disclaimer: The content and information shared in The Lab Report is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. The views and opinions expressed in The Lab Report represent the opinions and views of Michael Chapman and Patti Devers and their guests. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:27:27

Endo+ : The Next Generation of Hormone Assessment

12/12/2023
The body makes dozens of hormones that affect our health every day -sex hormones, thyroid, cortisol/stress hormones, melatonin etc. When hormones are out of balance, it can lead to symptoms like hot flashes, low libido, weight fluctuations, hair or skin changes, and many more. These symptoms can overlap since all hormones influence each other. That means, to get a full picture of hormonal health we need a broader lens. Listen in today as we discuss Genova’s Endo+ Profile – The first of its kind. Endo+ is a modular panel of testing that offers the unique ability to assess saliva, blood, and urine simultaneously. This flexibility allows providers to create their own profiles to reveal insights and connections between sex hormones, thyroid function, adrenal health, melatonin rhythms, and estrogen metabolism – and Genova synthesizes all of that information for you! Today on The Lab Report: Additional Resources: Endo+ Profile Genova Connect **PROMO CODE TheLabReport20 for 20% off ** Subscribe, Rate, & Review The Lab Report Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of The Lab Report, presented by Genova Diagnostics, with your hosts Michael Chapman and Patti Devers. If you enjoyed this episode, please hit the subscribe button and give us a rating or leave a review. Don’t forget to visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Email Patti and Michael with your most interesting and pressing questions on functional medicine: podcast@gdx.net. And, be sure to share your favorite Lab Report episodes with your friends and colleagues on social media to help others learn more about Genova and all things related to functional medicine and specialty lab testing. To find a qualified healthcare provider to connect you with Genova testing, or to access select products directly yourself, visit Genova Connect. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:26:09

Navy SEAL Wisdom & Leadership with William Branum

12/5/2023
William Branum is a decorated Navy SEAL veteran with 26 years of active-duty service. Since leaving the military, William has dedicated his life to helping others through mentorship, coaching, speaking, and entrepreneurship. William’s expertise has been sought after by organizations ranging from small universities to Fortune 500 companies. He draws on his experiences to provide practical advice on how to cultivate a leadership style that inspires and motivates others, and how to develop the resilience needed to succeed in challenging environments. William founded the company ‘Naked Warrior Recovery’ to develop premium CBD products to support mental and physical recovery, through which he also supports several philanthropic causes for military and veterans’ mental health. On today’s episode, William Branum explains how the wisdom and life lessons he gained from his Navy SEAL training can apply to each of us in our life transitions, workplace environments, and personal interactions. William also talks about his CBD products and promoting mental health. Today on The Lab Report: Additional Resources: Free e-book "5 SEAL Secrets" Naked Warrior Recovery Naked Warrior Apparel @william.r.branum Instagram Genova Connect **PROMO CODE TheLabReport20 for 20% off *** Subscribe, Rate, & Review The Lab Report Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of The Lab Report, presented by Genova Diagnostics, with your hosts Michael Chapman and Patti Devers. If you enjoyed this episode, please hit the subscribe button and give us a rating or leave a review. Don’t forget to visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Email Patti and Michael with your most interesting and pressing questions on functional medicine: podcast@gdx.net. And, be sure to share your favorite Lab Report episodes with your friends and colleagues on social media to help others learn more about Genova and all things related to functional medicine and specialty lab testing. To find a qualified healthcare provider to connect you with Genova testing, or to access select products directly yourself, visit Genova Connect. Disclaimer: The content and information shared in The Lab Report is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. The views and opinions expressed in The Lab Report represent the opinions and views of Michael Chapman and Patti Devers and their guests. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:55:59

All Things Magnesium with Dr. Robert Fredrickson

11/28/2023
Magnesium is a mineral that is crucially important to hundreds of biochemical reactions in our body. With gradual changes in soil, food processing, and the Standard American Diet, many of us just are not getting enough. So, what do we do? Dr. Robert Fredrickson has recently released a book all about this issue: Magnesium Answers: Unlocking the Secrets of Magnesium. As a functional medicine practitioner, he spent his career educating patients and doctors, but he also has a background as a product educator for major supplement companies. With that, Dr. Fredrickson is in a unique position to help us cut through the noise and understand the power of magnesium. On today’s episode, Dr. Robert Fredrickson talks about all things magnesium – what it does, why we should care, how much do we need, and how do we choose among all of the different forms of magnesium supplementation? Today on The Lab Report: Additional Resources: Fredrickson Health Solutions Magnesium Answers: Unlocking the Secrets of Magnesium Fredrickson Health Show Podcast Genova Connect **PROMO CODE - TheLabReport20 for 20% off Subscribe, Rate, & Review The Lab Report Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of The Lab Report, presented by Genova Diagnostics, with your hosts Michael Chapman and Patti Devers. If you enjoyed this episode, please hit the subscribe button and give us a rating or leave a review. Don’t forget to visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Email Patti and Michael with your most interesting and pressing questions on functional medicine: podcast@gdx.net. And, be sure to share your favorite Lab Report episodes with your friends and colleagues on social media to help others learn more about Genova and all things related to functional medicine and specialty lab testing. To find a qualified healthcare provider to connect you with Genova testing, or to access select products directly yourself, visit Genova Connect. Disclaimer: The content and information shared in The Lab Report is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. The views and opinions expressed in The Lab Report represent the opinions and views of Michael Chapman and Patti Devers and their guests. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:42:55

The Thanksgiving Episode - Encore Presentation

11/21/2023
Thanksgiving is a time to be mindful and reflect on our many blessings. During the holiday, many of us enjoy dinner with family and friends without stopping to consider the nutritional aspects of traditional dishes. Today, we discuss the important biochemical and nutritional benefits of Thanksgiving dinner items. We also talk about dealing with the stress of the holidays and the many reasons we are grateful. Today on The Lab Report: Additional Resources: Michael's Famous Green Bean Casserole? https://connect.gdx.net/ *PROMO CODE TheLabReport20 for 20% off** Subscribe, Rate, & Review The Lab Report Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of The Lab Report, presented by Genova Diagnostics, with your hosts Michael Chapman and Patti Devers. If you enjoyed this episode, please hit the subscribe button and give us a rating or leave a review. Don’t forget to visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Email Patti and Michael with your most interesting and pressing questions on functional medicine: podcast@gdx.net. And, be sure to share your favorite Lab Report episodes with your friends and colleagues on social media to help others learn more about Genova and all things related to functional medicine and specialty lab testing. Disclaimer: The content and information shared in The Lab Report is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. The views and opinions expressed in The Lab Report represent the opinions and views of Michael Chapman and Patti Devers and their guests. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:22:53

Inflammation Signals - Patti & Michael Vamp on PAMPs, DAMPs, & LAMPs

11/14/2023
The immune system works tirelessly to maintain health and well-being. This formidable defense mechanism is comprised of a vast array of cells, tissues, proteins, and molecules that work together to identify and neutralize foreign invaders. The inflammation that ensues can be recognized by redness, pain, swelling, and heat. In order for this process to take place, the body needs to be able to identify what is ‘friend or foe’. But how? There are certain molecular patterns that our immune system recognizes as part of this surveillance and recognition. Some patterns are associated with pathogens - “pathogen-associated molecular patterns” (PAMPs). Others are associated with damaged cells (DAMPs) or lifestyle choices (LAMPs). In today’s episode, we do a quick refresher on adaptive and innate immunity. We also discuss some signaling molecules that trigger the inflammatory cascade – PAMPs, DAMPs, and LAMPs. Today on The Lab Report: Additional Resources: Genova Connect *PROMO CODE TheLabReport20 for 20% off* Subscribe, Rate, & Review The Lab Report Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of The Lab Report, presented by Genova Diagnostics, with your hosts Michael Chapman and Patti Devers. If you enjoyed this episode, please hit the subscribe button and give us a rating or leave a review. Don’t forget to visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Email Patti and Michael with your most interesting and pressing questions on functional medicine: podcast@gdx.net. And, be sure to share your favorite Lab Report episodes with your friends and colleagues on social media to help others learn more about Genova and all things related to functional medicine and specialty lab testing. To find a qualified healthcare provider to connect you with Genova testing, or to access select products directly yourself, visit Genova Connect. Disclaimer: The content and information shared in The Lab Report is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. The views and opinions expressed in The Lab Report represent the opinions and views of Michael Chapman and Patti Devers and their guests. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:23:57

Brendan Vermeire- Leading the Mental Health Revolution

11/7/2023
When it comes to changing the way the world views mental health, one voice remains consistent, science-based, empathetic, and passionate. That’s Brendan Vermeire. Brendan is dedicated to advancing the science of mental health dysfunction through his research, teaching, writing, and speaking. Here in functional and precision medicine, we are always looking for the root cause of any dysfunction. However, Brendan reminds us that mental health can have several root causes that need to be addressed and many of us are falling short when it comes to treating patients with mental illness. In today’s episode, we meet the amazing Brendan Vermeire. He talks about his passion for changing the way the world views mental health as we dive into some less obvious contributors and root causes. Brendan offers his approach to optimal mental well-being: metabolism, mindset, and the microbiome. Today on The Lab Report: Additional Resources: Metabolic Solutions Brendan's Instagram - @the_holistic_savage Genova Connect *PROMO CODE TheLabReport20 for 20% off* Subscribe, Rate, & Review The Lab Report Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of The Lab Report, presented by Genova Diagnostics, with your hosts Michael Chapman and Patti Devers. If you enjoyed this episode, please hit the subscribe button and give us a rating or leave a review. Don’t forget to visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Email Patti and Michael with your most interesting and pressing questions on functional medicine: podcast@gdx.net. And, be sure to share your favorite Lab Report episodes with your friends and colleagues on social media to help others learn more about Genova and all things related to functional medicine and specialty lab testing. To find a qualified healthcare provider to connect you with Genova testing, or to access select products directly yourself, visit Genova Connect. Disclaimer: The content and information shared in The Lab Report is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. The views and opinions expressed in The Lab Report represent the opinions and views of Michael Chapman and Patti Devers and their guests. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:42:01

Nonpathogenic Parasites? [Rebroadcast]

10/31/2023
The topic of intestinal parasites and their prevalence is hotly debated in functional medicine. Furthermore, the increasing trend of people performing a ‘parasite cleanse’ of the GI tract can be dangerous. Parasites are diagnosed in the stool using microscopy, direct exam, and PCR – but even then, not all parasites should be treated. Some can cause significant illness, yet others are not invasive, self-limiting, and considered nonpathogenic. In today's episode, we give a refresher course on gut parasites, discuss different ways to assess them, and introduce the topic of nonpathogenic parasites that don’t need to be treated. Today on The Lab Report: Chilomastix mesnili, Endolimax nana, Entamoeba coli, Entamoeba dispar, Entamoeba hartmanni, Entamoeba polecki, Iodamoeba buetschlii Additional Resources: GI Effects Stool Profile Subscribe, Rate, & Review The Lab Report Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of The Lab Report, presented by Genova Diagnostics, with your hosts Michael Chapman and Patti Devers. If you enjoyed this episode, please hit the subscribe button and give us a rating or leave a review. Don’t forget to visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Email Patti and Michael with your most interesting and pressing questions on functional medicine: podcast@gdx.net. And, be sure to share your favorite Lab Report episodes with your friends and colleagues on social media to help others learn more about Genova and all things related to functional medicine and specialty lab testing. To find a qualified healthcare provider to connect you with Genova testing, or to access select products directly yourself, visit Genova Connect. Disclaimer: The content and information shared in The Lab Report is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. The views and opinions expressed in The Lab Report represent the opinions and views of Michael Chapman and Patti Devers and their guests. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:25:43

The Best Ways to Test the Microbiome

10/24/2023
When it comes to assessing the microbiome, technology continuously evolves. With that, our understanding of the microbiome deepens. There is a lot of confusion out there regarding technology. Companies use marketing spin to lead you to believe the newest is the best when in fact, every technology has its strengths and weaknesses. No one method can capture the entire dynamic of the microbiome. Here at Genova, we use many methods to give you the most complete look at overall gut health. Today we simplify the science behind laboratory assays used to study the microbiome – culture, qPCR, metagenomics, and transcriptomics. Every method has its advantages and disadvantages. We’re cutting through the confusion with no marketing spin, just the facts. Today on The Lab Report: Additional Resources: GI Effects Microbiomix Genova Connect PROMO CODE: TheLabReport20 for 20% off Subscribe, Rate, & Review The Lab Report Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of The Lab Report, presented by Genova Diagnostics, with your hosts Michael Chapman and Patti Devers. If you enjoyed this episode, please hit the subscribe button and give us a rating or leave a review. Don’t forget to visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Email Patti and Michael with your most interesting and pressing questions on functional medicine: podcast@gdx.net. And, be sure to share your favorite Lab Report episodes with your friends and colleagues on social media to help others learn more about Genova and all things related to functional medicine and specialty lab testing. To find a qualified healthcare provider to connect you with Genova testing, or to access select products directly yourself, visit Genova Connect. Disclaimer: The content and information shared in The Lab Report is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. The views and opinions expressed in The Lab Report represent the opinions and views of Michael Chapman and Patti Devers and their guests. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:34:44

Dr. Michael Hilts on the Direct Primary Care Model

10/17/2023
Many clinicians learn about functional medicine and get very excited to start but just can’t figure out how to fit it into their practice or make the big leap away from conventional, insurance-based practice models. Dr. Michael Hilts figured it out. Dr. Hilts found out about the “Direct Primary Care” model which allowed him to fulfill his dream of bringing the best healthcare possible to his patients. In addition, his innovative strategies with outside imaging centers, laboratories, and pharmacies bring down the cost to patients in an almost unbelievable way! Could this be the answer to fixing our current healthcare system? Today we meet Dr. Michael Hilts who introduces us to the Direct Primary Care (DPC) practice model which is rapidly spreading across the country. You’ll hear about innovative ways he uses DPC and other strategies to bring back the spirit of primary care, challenge the current healthcare paradigm, and turn it on its head! Today on The Lab Report: Additional Resources: Hilts Direct Primary Care Genova Connect - (PROMO CODE: TheLabReport20 for 20% off GI Effects) Subscribe, Rate, & Review The Lab Report Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of The Lab Report, presented by Genova Diagnostics, with your hosts Michael Chapman and Patti Devers. If you enjoyed this episode, please hit the subscribe button and give us a rating or leave a review. Don’t forget to visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Email Patti and Michael with your most interesting and pressing questions on functional medicine: podcast@gdx.net. And, be sure to share your favorite Lab Report episodes with your friends and colleagues on social media to help others learn more about Genova and all things related to functional medicine and specialty lab testing. To find a qualified healthcare provider to connect you with Genova testing, or to access select products directly yourself, visit Genova Connect. Disclaimer: The content and information shared in The Lab Report is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. The views and opinions expressed in The Lab Report represent the opinions and views of Michael Chapman and Patti Devers and their guests. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:35:59

Progesterone - The Mother of All Hormones?

10/10/2023
When it comes to sex hormones, progesterone is the unsung hero. It is actually the precursor to even making estrogen and testosterone. But progesterone is not just a precursor hormone. It is vital for maintaining pregnancy, helps with mood and sleep, works to help regulate the body’s water stores, and so much more. In today’s episode, we unpack all of the important functions of progesterone, break down its many fates of metabolism, and talk about ways to optimize your hormonal balance. Today on The Lab Report: Additional Resources: One Day Hormone Check Rhythm Plus Subscribe, Rate, & Review The Lab Report Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of The Lab Report, presented by Genova Diagnostics, with your hosts Michael Chapman and Patti Devers. If you enjoyed this episode, please hit the subscribe button and give us a rating or leave a review. Don’t forget to visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Email Patti and Michael with your most interesting and pressing questions on functional medicine: podcast@gdx.net. And, be sure to share your favorite Lab Report episodes with your friends and colleagues on social media to help others learn more about Genova and all things related to functional medicine and specialty lab testing. To find a qualified healthcare provider to connect you with Genova testing, or to access select products directly yourself, visit Genova Connect. Disclaimer: The content and information shared in The Lab Report is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. The views and opinions expressed in The Lab Report represent the opinions and views of Michael Chapman and Patti Devers and their guests. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:31:19

Living Young For a Lifetime with Dr. Jeffrey Gladden

10/3/2023
Have you ever said to yourself “Hey, I’m doing pretty good for my age”? Well, today’s episode will change everything you thought you knew about aging. Dr. Jeffrey Gladden is not only a renowned expert in longevity medicine but also a cardiologist, author, international speaker, and host of The Gladden Longevity Podcast. His personalized approach, ground-breaking therapies, and team of experts help guide you on a journey toward optimal health, longevity, and performance. Dr. Gladden’s latest book “100 is the New 30 – How Playing the Symphony of Longevity Will Enable Us to Live Young for a Lifetime,” outlines a roadmap to boundless energy while shattering the limitations of traditional aging beliefs. Today, Dr. Jeffrey Gladden explores the deep dimensions of longevity, the vital role of life energy and purpose in the aging process, and how to embark on your own ‘Hero’s Journey’ in living young for a lifetime. Today on The Lab Report: Additional Resources: Gladden Longevity Gladden Longevity Shop **USE PROMO CODE “GENOVA15” for 15% off thru 10/31/23 Subscribe, Rate, & Review The Lab Report Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of The Lab Report, presented by Genova Diagnostics, with your hosts Michael Chapman and Patti Devers. If you enjoyed this episode, please hit the subscribe button and give us a rating or leave a review. Don’t forget to visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Email Patti and Michael with your most interesting and pressing questions on functional medicine: podcast@gdx.net. And, be sure to share your favorite Lab Report episodes with your friends and colleagues on social media to help others learn more about Genova and all things related to functional medicine and specialty lab testing. To find a qualified healthcare provider to connect you with Genova testing, or to access select products directly yourself, visit Genova Connect. Disclaimer: The content and information shared in The Lab Report is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. The views and opinions expressed in The Lab Report represent the opinions and views of Michael Chapman and Patti Devers and their guests. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:39:27