Nutrition, Herbs, Genomics, Acupuncture, Men’s Health – Urology, Cancer and Hormones, Research Driven- not your typical Doctor of Naturopath. He has written book chapters, done research and is Certified Functional Medicine . Dr Ralph Esposito ND
Dr. Esposito went to New York University in the premed track and realized that DO and MD don’t learn enough of the natural integrative medicine stuff which is what he wanted to really learn since 17 years old. He choose the road less traveled and pursued the Naturopathic Doctor program. While attending his Naturopathic Physician school, he opted to also got his Masters in Acupuncture.
How did he go from being so interested in hormone therapy to focusing more on urology and other men health topics? Of course he has come full circle and has found his way back to treating hormones.
Major classification: did you know there is a difference between Naturopathic Physician and Doctor of Naturopath?
We hear the term Functional Medicine thrown around and I really like his definition. More of an Organized evidence based approach to naturopathic medicine. Looking at the root cause of your issue so we aren’t just supplementing a natural remedy for a prescription based remedy.
Dr. Ralph does the history and the blood work to discover where the aberrations of function are in molecular pathways, biochemistry, pathophysiology, and anatomy.
Listen Up for the Top 3 Men’s Conditions he treats. Erectile Dysfunction, Low Testosterone, Prostate Issues. We dig into the prostate cancer aspect ( and breast cancer) since they are both largely hormonal.
Dr. Carey Jones is the medical director of DUTCH Labs- urinary hormone testing – is a great person to follow.
When looking at his acupuncture and herb degree, we discuss what and why are these types of doctors evaluating when feeling the pulse and looking at your tongue? Acupuncture can be used for prostate pain, erectile dysfunction and more symptoms.
If you ever seen or smelled MOXA burning on acupuncture needle… now you can find out what that is all about. Spoiler- but you will want the explanation- when you burn MOXA it changes the frequency of the needle to the wavelength and frequency of the cell, therefore it can …. Listen to here more. Also what is Golden Moxa and Rice Moxa?
How does genetics, Genomics, SNP (single neuropeptide polymorphism) play into his treatment protocols and determine what to recommend? MTHFR or COMT or epigenome gene mutation does not mean you will have XYZ disease… the science just is not yet there.
Go to conferences and meet new people, network because it is super important. People don’t like to be sold and the only thing you really can sell- is yourself.
Without giving it away, he has some lofty goals that correlate to his book chapter writing and research work.
Eat well, sleep well, meditate, self care daily and weekly.
Be intentional with your loved ones and set up time expectations. Also keep a gratitude journal at night + read it in the morning.
What is Dr Esposito’s Number1 nonnegotiable everyday? (near end of the show)
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