The Good Doctors With Dr Ron Ehrlich And Dr Michelle Woolhouse



Let’s seek health rather than fight disease.


  • Healthy Byte # 35 Book Club: AntiCancer: A new way of Life by Dr David Servan-Schrieber

    10/03/2016 Duration: 18min

    The Good Doctors share this riveting read "Anticancer: A new way of life" by Dr David Servan-Schrieber.  We highly recommend this book to anybody who has received a cancer diagnosis and anyone who doesn’t want to receive a diagnosis. Yes, it's for e...

  • What is Melatonin?

    26/02/2016 Duration: 05min

    In this podcast, The Good Doctors discuss the importance of melatonin and sleep in immune regulation and healing. Fundamentally, through good melatonin production and good sleep efficiency, we have the power to generate our own production of antioxidants, our own production of anti-cancer agents and our own immune modulating hormones. Encouraging melatonin production and good sleep are very empowering things that we can do for our bodies, particularly for those suffering with cancer. Sleep Well, Be Well! Enjoy! SHOW NOTES 0.32  Melatonin is a  sleep hormone secreted by the pineal gland into the body as the sun sets 1.00  Artificial light suppresses melatonin production 1.30  Importance of melatonin for reasons other than sleep 1.55  Role of melatonin in the gut 2.15  Irritable Bowel Syndrome 2.46  Important immune regulator 2.59  Meditation can increase melatonin production 4.42  Stanford Research in 2014- Advanced breast cancer patients with poor sleep efficiency had a  prognostic of a poorer outcome 4.48  I

  • Healthy Byte #33 Book Club – “The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind” by Dr Daniel Siegel and Tina Bryson PhD

    11/02/2016 Duration: 14min

    Neuro-psychiatrist Dr Daniel Siegel and Tina Bryson PhD have written this  excellent book designed, not only for parents, but anyone involved in the development of children. In this episode, Dr Ron and Dr Michelle share what the authors taught them about the importance of brain plasticity , giving us insight into how the brain actually works and how that knowledge can help us to teach kids about balancing their behaviour and becoming more skilled emotionally.  "The Whole Brain Child'  is a resources that provides support and practical strategies to manage both a child's behaviour and your own through the challenges of childhood and child development to create a healthy, fun and thriving family. SHOW NOTES 0.33  Introduction: "The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive" by Dr Daniel Siegel and Tina Bryson PhD 1.30  Dr Michelle expalins how the book educates people on the incredible nature of the h

  • Healthy Byte # 32 Bookclub – “Sapiens – A Brief History of Human Kind”

    24/01/2016 Duration: 20min

    For all of our history, homo sapiens have had a dramatic impact on the environment.   The elevation of the individual has disconnected man from nature and this is not sustainable. This book reminds us of our insignificance. Contemplating our insignificance is a powerful healing tool to humble our individual selves, our small part in this incredible world that we live in and to connect us back to millions of years of history. In his book, Harari is asking us to consider this ancient world, what has gone before us and the impact of our species upon nature and history. SHOW NOTES 0. 35  Sapiens – a brief history of human kind by Yuval Noah Harare, Israeli historian 1.22  The Cognitive Revolution 1.42  Era defined by Sapiens ability to communicate and to share imagined realities 4.30 Did we domesticate wheat and cattle or did they domesticate us? 4.45  Hunters and gatherers  - higher food diversity 5.44  The fraud of progress and the detriment of well being 6.23  Hunter gatherer's kinship with nature compared to

  • Healthy Byte #30 – Revolutionizing Western Medicine

    10/12/2015 Duration: 17min

    Inspired by  "Five Concepts That Will Revolutionise Western Medicine" an article by Dr Jeffery Bland, the Father of Functional Medicine, The Good Doctors discuss his five plus revolutionary concepts and how a holistic, systems biology approach will be the future of medicine. The responsibility of doctors and practitioners is, not only to treat disease, but to teach people about health. SHOW NOTES o.22 Introduction: "Five Concepts That Will Revolutionise Western Medicine" by Dr Jeffery Bland 0.59  Medicine is an art form that integrates science and technology with age old wisdom 1.57  Concept 1 - Functional Medicine - the difference between Functional medicine and Integrative medicine 3.57 Integrating the science and technology of medicine with our own individual story 4.28 The importance of biochemistry 4.37  Concept 2 - P4 Medicine 5.10 Being an active participant in your own health 7.10  Huntington’s Chorea gene and the impact of vigorous exercise 7.45 Concept 3 – Systems Biology  - the importance of lookin

  • Healthy Byte #29: Book Club “The Diet Myth” by Professor Tim Spector

    26/11/2015 Duration: 16min

    In this week's Healthy Byte, The Good Doctors share the groundbreaking work of Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King’s College, London.  His book "The Diet Myth: The Real Science Behind What We Eat"  draws from his cutting edge research into diet, genetics and microbes. "The Diet Myth" will help you understand why you should eat diversely, treat your gut with the utmost respect, work out what works for you and how to avoid damage to your gut biome. SHOW NOTES 0.54  Introducing "The Diet Myth: The Real Science Behind What We Eat" by Tim Spector 1.24  Gut Microbiome is the pattern of gut bugs in our digestive system 2.05  Premise of the book is the significance of the diversity of our food intake 2.37  The differences in how individuals process foods is impacted significantly by the uniqueness of our gut biome 4.15  A person can only receive nutrients from the foods that their gut bacteria is able to break down 5.45  Junk food can dramatically reduce healthy gut microbes in only two days 6.2  G

  • Healthy Byte #28: Nurturing the Mother-to-be

    11/11/2015 Duration: 07min

    Maternal stress has a significant impact on foetal development, particularly in the first 12 weeks from conception. Overwork and high physical demands  on the mother are linked to low birth weight, anxiety and hypervigilance in infants. Show Notes: 0.21 - Stress and self-care in the first trimester of pregnancy 0.32 - First Trimester = first 12 weeks from conception 0.44 - How the foetus is developing in this period 0.54 - Dr Michelle outlines common first trimester symptoms 1.01 - Dr Michelle cites University College in Dublin study about working full time and an increased risk of having a low birthweight baby/pre-term baby 1.44 - Brain change and hypervigilance 2.30 -  Important time for self-care 3.41 - Can you talk to your boss early? 5.48 - Celebrate the importance of early development 6.03 - How can partners help? Further Reading "Occupational predictors of pregnancy outcomes in Irish working women in the Lifeways cohort"  Isabelle Niedhammer,  Deirdre O'Mahony, Sean Daly,  Jj Morrison, and Cc Kelleher:

  • TGD 117: Acid Alkali – a nutritional science – Dr Ben Balzer (Part 2)

    28/10/2015 Duration: 26min

    This week The Good Doctors welcome back to the show, Dr Ben Balzer, Sydney GP and paleo nutrition expert,  to discuss acid and alkali homeostasis in the body and the immense health benefits of alkalising your diet. In this episode, we unpack some of the confusion around acidic foods and how the body metabolises them and we outline the optimal diet for you to alkalise your body and optimise your health. About Dr Ben Balzer Dr Ben Balzer is a GP (family physician) in Sydney Australia. Dr Balzer has a special interest in general nutrition, paleolithic nutrition, and all aspects of general family practice. You can book an appointment with Dr Ben Balzer at his practice in Beverly Hills, Sydney by calling (02) 9502 3355.   Show notes: 0.47 - Introduction: acid vs alkali 2.10 - Body chemistry: homeostasis and balancing pH 2.33 - Dr Ben Balzer "Acid and alkali is a nutritional science" 2.51 - The metabolisis of food can lead to the release of acid or alkali 3.14- Changes in our diet have led to a high acid yield 3.23

  • Healthy Byte #27: Radical Cancer Remission

    14/10/2015 Duration: 17min

    The Good Doctors share research findings from US based NY Times bestselling author, screenwriter, and producer Dr Kelly Turner, PhD. In " The Secrets of Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against  All the Odds", Dr Turner spoke to people of all cultures from around the world who shared a similar story - a radical cancer remission. She discovered 9 radical lifestyle changes that all of  these individuals made to take control of their health. Listen in as Dr Michelle and Dr Ron discuss Dr Turner's findings while adding The Good Doctor wisdom. Be informed. Take control of your health, BE WELL! SHOW NOTES 0.36 Introducing the author and her book: "Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All the Odds" by Dr Kelly Turner, PhD o.58 Calculating conventional cancer prognosis and Turner's conversations with people with health outcomes that defied statistical convention. 1.54  Turner's studies of personal remission stories in her PhD found 9 distinctive radical lifestyle changes that these stories had in common. 2.

  • Healthy Bytes # 26: Cancer, Survival & Exercise

    29/09/2015 Duration: 13min

    This Healthy Bytes episode with Dr Ron Ehrlich and Dr Michelle Woolhouse takes a factual, general, holistic, conventional, olden-days and up-to-date look at  exercise and cancer care, then wraps it all up neatly with simple take-home messages and tips to help you, and yours, integrate appropriate exercise into your life to maximise your chances for cancer recovery, prevention and remission. The message is simple and clear. SHOW NOTES 1:00: 16% of colorectal cancers are due to inactivity. 1.34: The importance of exercise as cancer therapy. 2.45: We were not designed to be sedentary; movement stimulates Brain Derived Neurotropic, Factor BDFN, helps to grow new tissues in the brain. 3.39: Recommending incidental movement and decreasing passive past times. 4.36: Study showing that 4 hours of TV watching a day before and after cancer diagnosis increases chances of mortality by 20%. 4.57: The value of pedometers. 6.49: Want to know how to decrease your risk of breast and colon cancer by 40-60%? 7.43: Good, simple e

  • TGD 116: A Holistic Approach to Cancer Treatment and Prevention – Professor Avni Sali

    01/09/2015 Duration: 30min

    Cancer is still a very mysterious and emotionally challenging illness. The Good Doctors and their esteemed guest, Professor Avni Sali, discuss the significance of lifestyle interventions in assisting to treat cancer.  What impact can lifestyle interventions have for cancer patients when introduced as a practice by medical practitioners in combination with conventional medical practices? This episode is a brilliant heads up for the integration of a holistic lifestyle approach for cancer prevention and cancer treatment support. Enjoy! SHOW NOTES 1.57  Dr Michelle Woolhouse introduces our guest Professor Avni Sali, MBBS, PhD, FRACS, FACS, FACNEM 2.51  One of the special interest of the National Institute of Integrative Medicine is innovative cancer therapies. 3.49  Often cancer patients turn to integrative or complimentary therapies late in the course of the disease; the doctors discuss why they disagree with the ethics of this cultural mode of cancer care. 5.01  Avni explains what he thinks causes cancer. 6.42

  • TGD 115: A Holistic Approach to Mental Health – Dr Jerome Sarris, Senior Research Fellow, Uni Melb

    14/08/2015 Duration: 26min

    This episode will benefit both those touched intimately by mental illness and those who have watched or learned about it from a distance. Holistic mental health care is for everyone. We chat about lifestyle interventions and break down some herbs an...

  • TGD 114: Rushing Women’s Syndrome – Dr Libby Weaver PhD, Nutritional Biochemist

    31/07/2015 Duration: 31min

    "Rushing Women's Syndrome" is the title of a book and a term coined by Australian nutritional biochemist Dr Libby Weaver, PhD. She talks to The Good Doctors about her practice and life's work from a biochemical, nutritional and emotion-focused position of client care. Drs Michelle and Ron later open a conversation around the whys and why-nots of our hurried behaviours and some common cultural philosophies in self care. This episode is a great education resource for both men and women of all ages. Show Notes 1.46 Introducing out guest, nutritional biochemist, Dr Libby Weaver, Phd 2.29 Libby tells us about how her clients myriad of symptoms inspired her to write the book "Rushing Women's Syndrome" in response to changing roles in women's work-life responsibilities. 3.47 How the body presents under chronic stress as opposed to full blown disease states: PMT, IBS and people pleasing behaviour. 6.02 " What leads a woman to be prepared to sacrifice her own health in the pursuit of meeting other people's needs, beca

  • Healthy Bytes 25: Immunisation – do we punish or educate?

    22/07/2015 Duration: 14min

    Immunisations is a very emotive issue. Should parents be punished or provided better education in making decisions about vaccinating their children? Why are parents so fearful and how can medical practitioners support parents? We are hoping that this will start a conversation to better understand the issues around vaccinations as well as discuss the idea of inoculating the world around a child.   Show notes 0.30 - Immunisation - should parents be punished or better educated? We discuss this article that appeared on The Conversation. 1.00 - Disease controlled by vaccinations almost invisible to the public. Is this why some people are rejecting vaccinations? 2.00 - The anti-vaccination position and the trends of polio and measles. 3.40 - The fear surrounding vaccinations and the "wiping out" of disease 4.58 - Building vaccinations via taxation. Is this right way of doing it? You can read the article here. 6.15 - How do we build trust? The community vs. personal reaction to vaccinations 7.30 - Medical interventi

  • TGD 113: Paleo 102: Let the GP speak | Dr Ben Balzer | Part 1

    15/07/2015 Duration: 25min

    Listen in as we speak to Sydney-based GP, Dr Ben Balzer about the paleo diet. In this episode, we will discuss Dr Balzer's personal journey and the health benefits that he has seen for himself as well as some of his patients. About Dr Ben Balzer Dr Ben Balzer is a GP (family physician) in Sydney Australia. Dr Balzer has a special interest in general nutrition, paleolithic nutrition, and all aspects of general family practice. You can book an appointment with Dr Ben Balzer at his practice in Beverly Hills, Sydney by calling (02) 9502 3355. Show notes 0.48 - Paleo 102 or the ancestral diet - why are we so interested? You can read Dr Ben Balzer's introduction to the paleo diet here. 1.30 - Dr Ben Balzer, a Sydney-based general medical practitioner and his journey to the paleo diet. You can listen to Paleo 101 with Pete Evans here. 4.05 - What did Dr. Ben Balzer remove from his diet and what were the health benefits that he was feeling? 5.05 - The importance of eating "enough" food when moving to a Paleo diet 6.0