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Lower Your Risk for Cancer & Chronic Diseases

Lower Your Risk for Cancer & Chronic Diseases

With: Dr. Greg Eckel

About the Episode

Reverse your biological age to thrive!

Join Dr. Greg Eckel as he shares his years of knowledge and experience in Naturopathic Medicine to break down the impact of aging in overall health and to help you prevent cancer and chronic diseases.

Start feeling younger with this episode!

What We Discuss

Dr. Eckel’s programs started with the goal of helping people already significantly into chronic illness and pathology, but his research eventually evolved into answering how he could help healthy people thrive as they age, prevent disease, and promote longevity.

His goal is not to just maintain joint, muscle, heart, and brain health, but to reverse aging. Genetics, lifestyle, and stress all contribute to biological aging, and stress in particular accelerates the aging process by speeding up metabolism. Finding ways to reduce how we experience and cope with stress is one very effective way to slow down biological aging.

Early Cancer Detection & Prevention

Cancer-screening tests are constantly improving, meaning doctors are able to detect and treat cancer far earlier. In fact, a group of researchers in India is working on technology they claim can detect cancer six months before it occurs. It’s not FDA-approved in the US just yet, but it shows great promise for the future of cancer treatment.

Similarly, VO2 max testing can pick up micro-cardiovascular changes 10-15 years before they start causing complications.

In terms of prevention, smoking has long been known to increase both aging and cancer rates. Not smoking is a large step in cancer prevention, but monitoring your sugar levels can also help reduce the risk of diabetes and cancer.

Reverse Aging to Prevent Disease

Reversing the biological age of an individual by seven years can prevent roughly 50% of chronic illnesses from developing. Lifestyle choices such as healthy circulation, detox, and timed fasting have all shown promise for prolonging longevity. Using saunas 4-7 times a week can also reduce all-cause mortality by 50%. Mindset is also important to overall health, which makes meditation and community key components to prolonging longevity.

Dr. Eckel empowers listeners to trust their wisdom and stay in touch with their bodies. Listen to your body, pay attention to changes, and don’t be afraid to speak up if you feel pain.

Listen now to reverse aging and thrive!

Guest Bio

In practice since 2001, Dr. Gregory Eckel co-founded Nature Cures Clinic in Portland, Oregon, where he shares what he calls “Sarieah’s gifts” with the world. As a loving husband and clinician, he took a deep dive into medical research looking for cures to his wife’s Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare, chronic neurodegenerative condition with no known cure. While he didn’t find a solution for Sarieah, the information he discovered and now uses in his clinic is showing promise for thousands of people and their brain health.

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Lower Your Risk for Cancer & Chronic Diseases

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test looks for the inappropriate presence of bacteria in the small intestine known as Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth or “SIBO”.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Breath

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

COST

$85-$225 depending on insurance coverage. 

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Lower Your Risk for Cancer & Chronic Diseases

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of harmful mycotoxins (toxins produced by molds).

LOCATION PERFORMED

At Home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$699

INSURANCE

Fully covered by Medicare. Repeat test prices $249

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Lower Your Risk for Cancer & Chronic Diseases

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the genetic profile for multiple health indicators. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood Spot

COST

$319

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

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Lower Your Risk for Cancer & Chronic Diseases

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This company can test for lyme, babesia, bartonella and additional tick-borne illnesses. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood

COST

around $1600 (depends on panel selected)

INSURANCE

Fully covered by Medicare. May be reimbursed with PPO plans.
Lower Your Risk for Cancer & Chronic Diseases
Lower Your Risk for Cancer & Chronic Diseases

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of harmful mycotoxins (toxins produced by molds).

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$299

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted
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Lower Your Risk for Cancer & Chronic Diseases

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates a wide range of environmental toxins that may be leading to harmful health effects.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$199

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted $30 discount given if done with mycotoxins.
Lower Your Risk for Cancer & Chronic Diseases
Lower Your Risk for Cancer & Chronic Diseases

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Blood work for blood count, urinalysis and vitamin levels.

LOCATION PERFORMED

BLOOD FLUID

Blood

NOTES

You often have to fast for these tests-please check your providers notes.

COST

Depending on the test, deductible or copay may apply.

INSURANCE

Depends on insurance coverage, deductible or copay may apply.
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Lower Your Risk for Cancer & Chronic Diseases

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Glyphosate (“Round Up”) is a pesticide that is widely used and this test indicates the body’s levels.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$99 ($69 if performed with mycotoxins or environmental toxins).

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted $30 discount given if done with mycotoxins or GPL Tox.
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Lower Your Risk for Cancer & Chronic Diseases

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates many measures including micronutrients, antioxidants, minerals, detox, overview of gut function, omegas and toxic exposure. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home.

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COST

$179 – $400

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

INSTRUCTIONS

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Lower Your Risk for Cancer & Chronic Diseases

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the gut function and indicates microbiome balance, overgrowth, infection, inflammation, parasites and digestive efficacy. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Stool

COST

$179-$425 depending on insurance coverage.

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

No probiotics for one week.

VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS

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Lower Your Risk for Cancer & Chronic Diseases

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the full menstrual cycle, female hormones, and adrenal profile.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

COST

$160-$329

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

NOTES

Must be off hormones in order to do the testing.
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Lower Your Risk for Cancer & Chronic Diseases

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test is specifically for a tick-borne illness called “Bartonella”.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

BLOOD FLUID

Blood

COST

$260

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted
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Lower Your Risk for Cancer & Chronic Diseases

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of potentially harmful heavy metals stored in the body.  Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COST

Testing: $79 x2 paid to Doctor’s Data
DMSA: $38 paid to Johnson’s Compounding Pharmacy

INSURANCE

Not covered by Insurance
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Lower Your Risk for Cancer & Chronic Diseases

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test measures saliva cortisol testing throughout the course of one day and informs us where there might be an adrenal imbalance.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Saliva

COST

$80

INSURANCE

No insurance coverage

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Lower Your Risk for Cancer & Chronic Diseases

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test is designed to look at food sensitivities (IgG immune responses). It is available in both a 99 or 184 panel. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood

COST

$129-238

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted