Manna with Dr. Turner

by Michael Turner M.D.

Are you looking for world-class health and wellness advice, combined with a dose of inspiration and spiritual encouragement? You’ve come to the right place. This is nourishment for body and soul. This is Manna and I’m Dr. Turner...Welcome!

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Carpe Diem: Seizing Your Moment and Living With Intention
Aug 9 2022
Carpe Diem: Seizing Your Moment and Living With Intention
What does it mean to live in the moment? How do we stop dwelling on past mistakes and instead focus on Today? Join the conversation with Dr. Turner as he discusses how to live more meaningfully and begin, today, to build a beautiful future for yourself.  Key Takeaways* “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” * Implication for your past: Since today is the first day of the rest of your life, it reminds us that your past is behind you and cannot be changed. Let it go!* Today is the end of your past! If there are regrets and mistakes, they get to end today. * Implication for your future: Today is the first day of the rest of your life. It’s the beginning of your future.* You will never be as young as you are today.* You will never have as much time to shape and create your future as you have available to you today.  * “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today.” * Today is your action day. You cannot take action in the past or in the future -- only in Today. * Yesterday is a memory and tomorrow is only a concept. The only day you can do anything is Today.  Time Stamps[00:00] Today is the first day of the rest of your life* Your past is gone and done with. It’s only present when you make it so.* Your most valuable resource is time. You will never have more of that valuable time than today.* Today is your best opportunity to create something beautiful in your life.[4:36] Charting a new plan in life* What is your motivation, your “why”?* Rehearse your motivation to yourself to stoke your energy for moving forward.[8:12] We all need a purpose in life* The most powerful and sustaining purposes involve serving other people.[11:41] “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today.”* Yesterday is a memory. Tomorrow is only a concept. The only day you can do anything is Today.   * Seize the moment to create a beautiful future for yourself. Carpe Diem. Subscribe nowAbout Michael K. Turner, M.D., is a graduate of Stanford University, Harvard Medical School and The Mayo Clinic. He practices Integrative Medicine in his own national concierge practice, providing personalized approaches (including hormones, sleep, recovery, nutrition, supplements and exercise) to help people achieve their optimal state of health. Called “genuine”, “caring”, and “the best doctor in the world” by patients, he brings a high degree of empathy, trademark optimism, and a holistic approach to patient care. He brings a passion for excellence to everything he does. He believes in living and modeling a healthy, balanced lifestyle.  What would it feel like to be as healthy as you could possibly be?Let’s begin the journey… This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit drturner.substack.com/subscribe
Carpe Diem: Seizing Your Moment and Living With Intention
Aug 9 2022
Carpe Diem: Seizing Your Moment and Living With Intention
What does it mean to live in the moment? How do we stop dwelling on past mistakes and instead focus on Today? Join the conversation with Dr. Turner as he discusses how to live more meaningfully and begin, today, to build a beautiful future for yourself.  Key Takeaways* “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” * Implication for your past: Since today is the first day of the rest of your life, it reminds us that your past is behind you and cannot be changed. Let it go!* Today is the end of your past! If there are regrets and mistakes, they get to end today. * Implication for your future: Today is the first day of the rest of your life. It’s the beginning of your future.* You will never be as young as you are today.* You will never have as much time to shape and create your future as you have available to you today.  * “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today.” * Today is your action day. You cannot take action in the past or in the future -- only in Today. * Yesterday is a memory and tomorrow is only a concept. The only day you can do anything is Today.  Time Stamps[00:00] Today is the first day of the rest of your life* Your past is gone and done with. It’s only present when you make it so.* Your most valuable resource is time. You will never have more of that valuable time than today.* Today is your best opportunity to create something beautiful in your life.[4:36] Charting a new plan in life* What is your motivation, your “why”?* Rehearse your motivation to yourself to stoke your energy for moving forward.[8:12] We all need a purpose in life* The most powerful and sustaining purposes involve serving other people.[11:41] “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today.”* Yesterday is a memory. Tomorrow is only a concept. The only day you can do anything is Today.   * Seize the moment to create a beautiful future for yourself. Carpe Diem. Subscribe nowAbout Michael K. Turner, M.D., is a graduate of Stanford University, Harvard Medical School and The Mayo Clinic. He practices Integrative Medicine in his own national concierge practice, providing personalized approaches (including hormones, sleep, recovery, nutrition, supplements and exercise) to help people achieve their optimal state of health. Called “genuine”, “caring”, and “the best doctor in the world” by patients, he brings a high degree of empathy, trademark optimism, and a holistic approach to patient care. He brings a passion for excellence to everything he does. He believes in living and modeling a healthy, balanced lifestyle.  What would it feel like to be as healthy as you could possibly be?Let’s begin the journey… This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit drturner.substack.com/subscribe
Becoming a High-Performing CEO of Your Health
Aug 2 2022
Becoming a High-Performing CEO of Your Health
Dr. Michael Turner joins Josh Tapp on The Lucky Titan podcast to discuss his 5 dimensions of healthy living, focused around the question, “What would it feel like to be as healthy as I could possibly be?”Key Takeaways* Your most valuable asset is your health, which impacts all other areas of life.* Quality sleep is foundational to good health. * Eating well isn’t about depriving yourself of things that taste good; rather, moderation is the key idea.* Consistent exercise is your single best anti-aging strategy, affecting multiple pathways of aging.* Stay mentally healthy with positive self-reinforcement and affirmations.* Social connectedness is vital: our purpose in life is ultimately to give and receive love, both with God and with others.Time Stamps00:00 Introduction01:02 From Classroom Teacher to Doctor to Online Teacher* Burned out from undergrad; needed to take some time doing something else* Started as a 5th grade teacher (all subjects); later moved to 7th and 8th grade Science. * Desire to reach more people, more effectively, through online health courses* Ability for patients and others to access online curriculum content 24 hours a day05:00  Your greatest possible investment = improving your health* Your most valuable asset is your health* What would it feel like to be as healthy as you could possibly be?* And what would be the return on investment for spending time getting healthier?* Don’t compare yourself to others around you: this is about you, not them07:56 Dimension #1: The importance of sleep* Immune system* Your immune system has natural killer (NK) cells that target infections and cancerous cells in your body 24/7* After just one night of 4 hours of sleep, NK cell activity dropped by 30%* Mental acuity* After being awake for 18 hours, you become as cognitively impaired as someone who has a blood alcohol level of 0.05* Brain health* Strong correlation between poor sleep and Alzheimer’s* Sleep is a cleansing process that helps reduce amyloid proteins11:48 Optimal Sleep Patterns* You want your sleep to be front-loaded; earlier than midnight is ideal* 6 hours of sleep between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. is not the same as between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m.* Aim for 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep* If you find yourself needing to take a nap in the afternoon, or drinking coffee regularly, you’re not getting enough sleep14:15 Dimension #2: Eating patterns and supplements * Supplements can be powerful* E.g. Ginkgo Biloba improves blood flow to the brain* Dr. Daniel Amen – “All of my best brains take Ginkgo.”* The overall healthiest diet is whole foods and plant-based (WFPB). * Avoid sugar and saturated fat. * Moderation, not deprivation, is the key concept, since food isn’t just about your health* Social aspects, taste, joy of living19:35 Dimension  #3: Exercise* The #1 best anti-aging strategy is consistent exercise* Contributes significantly to multiple areas of your body, including:* Heart and lung health* Brain health* Musculoskeletal structure* Testosterone levels* Inflammation* Improves sleep* Try to exercise every day, even if it’s small. Avoid “all or nothing” thinking* E.g. Tabata workout methods - high intensity, 4 min duration27:30 Dimension #4: Mental Health* Positive self-talk is hugely important* Key takeaway = create affirmations and rehearse them daily30:39 Dimension #5: Social Connectedness* What is the purpose of life?* To give and receive love * Make time for your relationships, focusing on one or two meaningful relationships every week35:40 Final Thoughts* Fall in love with the question, “What would it feel like to be as healthy as I could be?”* Take small, consistent, cumulative actions and you will be well on your way.Resources* Whole foods plant-based diet solves cardiovascular problems And is effective for weight loss The Godfather of psychological research on the power of the subconscious mind to shape behavior is John Bargh. Great interview here. About Michael K. Turner, M.D., is a graduate of Stanford University, Harvard Medical School and The Mayo Clinic. He practices Integrative Medicine in his own national concierge practice, providing personalized approaches (including hormones, sleep, recovery, nutrition, supplements and exercise) to help people achieve their optimal state of health. Called “genuine”, “caring”, and “the best doctor in the world” by patients, he brings a high degree of empathy, trademark optimism, and a holistic approach to patient care. He brings a passion for excellence to everything he does. He believes in living and modeling a healthy, balanced lifestyle.  What would it feel like to be as healthy as you could possibly be?Let’s begin the journey… This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit drturner.substack.com/subscribe
How to Prevent and Treat COVID-19
Jul 5 2022
How to Prevent and Treat COVID-19
Dear Friends,Like you, I am eager to see this whole pandemic come to an end and to do everything in my power to help myself, and those I love, stay healthy and strong.Like you, I know people – close friends – who have died from this dreadful disease. We have suffered way too many lives lost; and way too much social, educational, and economic damage.Perhaps differently from you, as a physician, I have been blessed with inside knowledge of physiology and medicine – and, if I don’t know something, I know where to look to educate myself on it. I can look behind the veil of media censorship to understand what truly does and does not work. I have used this knowledge, combined with practical expertise, to successfully provide prevention and early treatment for thousands of people.My desire is to make this critical information more widely known.Guess what?I just did a Google search for “How to treat COVID at home.” Here is what I found:Get vaccinated?.. What?… I am not “anti-vax” but we need to be honest – vaccination is not even a treatment, it’s a prevention strategy (with an increasingly questionable risk/benefit ratio). Not to mention, someone with COVID should never get the injection while he or she is actively sick.“Water. Rest. Tylenol and ibuprofen...Masks, isolation, and quarantine.”The #2 Google search result was from the Mayo Clinic… More of the same.Is that all we can do?... Seriously? What about Vitamin D?... Zinc? .. Gargling with mouthwash to kill the virus? Nasal sprays?What about the fact that Dr. Brian Tyson and Dr. George Fareed (Harvard Medical graduate) gave early treatment to over 3,000 people with zero deaths, published a book about it, and even spoke on record at the US capitol over a year ago? (actions which promptly got them banned from Twitter and YouTube).This is a disgrace. This silence is deafening and is causing unnecessary suffering and loss of life. We can do better – and we will.It’s time to join with me, and many others, to get this message out. I am going to do my part and share with you the best of my expertise and insight; it’s up to you to do the rest.Let’s get started …Step 1: Strengthen Your Immune SystemYour best defense against COVID is a healthy, robust immune system (which is, for example, the goal of the vaccine). There are many ways to do this, but here is my personal list of the absolute most impactful suggestions:SLEEPThe strength of your immune system today is affected by the quality of sleep you had last night. And when you are sick, this becomes even more important: Your body fights COVID (or any infection) mainly when you are asleep, not when you are awake. This is why when you get sick you feel both sick and tired – your body is trying to send you a message: “Put me to sleep so I can get active fighting this infection.”EXERCISEBesides all the good exercise does for the heart, lungs, brain, muscles, etc. it also boosts your immune system. In fact, if I were to draw your blood immediately after doing cardio, it would show higher circulating levels of white blood cells (via a phenomenon called “demargination”). MINIMIZING/AVOIDING SUGARYou already knew sugar wasn’t good for you...Enough said.MUSHROOMS OR MUSHROOM EXTRACTSMushrooms are great for the immune system. My personal favorite is the ABM mushroom. There’s a reason the natives call it “the mushroom of God.”AGED GARLICTake your garlic just like Grandma used to tell you.NAC (N-ACETYL CYSTEINE)NAC is a blockbuster natural supplement the FDA is trying to take away from us. (How do you spell “drug company influence”?) Read more of the science here. SELENIUMSelenium is a trace mineral and a potent anti-cancer weapon. PROBIOTICSTurns out healthy bacteria in your gut are good for your immune system – helping not only with infections but also allergies. CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINEI can’t claim to understand it, but I have seen this product work miracles for family members. Step 2: Supplements Specifically Active Against COVIDThe story gets even better: There are supplements known to have a specific role during a COVID infection. To make things simple and actionable, I created this chart:References: FLCCC website and this YouTube video*TUMERIC/CURCUMINHere are my recommendations for a savory tea or the highest-potency oral capsule (used at MD Anderson and UCLA Medical Center in their studies of turmeric and cancer). *QUERCETINThe best source (price, quality, etc.) I have found is this formulation. *MELATONINListed here not because it helps you sleep (which is great) but because it has direct activity against COVID. I prefer the extended-release formulation because it helps you stay asleep as well as fall asleep. One pill at bedtime of this formulation. *NACNAC can be hard to obtain. The best source I have found is this formulation. Step 3: Preventative Medications1. Gargling and nasal irrigation twice a day (using 1% povidone iodine, or this nasal spray, or mouthwash). The COVID virus first settles into your throat and nasal passages and from there multiplies and spreads. Why not knock it down at its source?2. Ivermectin at 0.2 mg/kg twice a week (read all about it). The horse paste that happens to have won the Nobel Prize in medicine; launched a worldwide, DIY, COVID-treatment revolution; and antagonized pharmaceutical executives worldwide…You can’t make this stuff up… Power to the people! 3. Hydroxychloroquine 200 mg once a day (read all about it). (Note: only helpful when used as prevention or early treatment.) This drug was off to a great start until Trump started shouting it from the rooftops and it suffered from political backlash. Further studies also took some wind out of its sails by showing it does not help if given too late in the disease. Step 4: The Boy Scout Motto (“Be prepared”) Buy a nebulizer. This is basically a humidifier with a mouthpiece and a reservoir to add medication. When I used to work in the ER, the first thing we would do for anyone having significant breathing problems (short of intubation) was to give them oxygen and breathing treatments through a nebulizer… This is the same thing that happens in a hospital if the doctor calls for the Respiratory Therapist.So get ahead of the game and have one ready – that way, if you end up with breathing problems and need urgent medication (Albuterol and/or Budesonide), you won’t have to scramble to get one. They are available without a prescription from pharmacies, medical device stores, or even online.                                                   NebulizerExtra credit: A home oxygen machine and a facemask. Search online for “oxygen concentrator.”Step 5: Early Treatment1. Aspirin 325 mg once a day (unless contraindicated). The COVID virus predisposes to blood clots and inflames the lining of the blood vessels ("endothelial damage"); aspirin is a potent blood-thinner and anti-inflammatory.2. Start rescue doses of these medications to have on hand in the medicine cabinet: * Paxlovid twice a day for 5 days. Very promising results when started within 5 days of symptoms. Good safety profile. Some intriguing examples that it may even help with Long COVID. The challenge is that it interacts with multiple medications, isn't recommended for people with kidney or liver disease, and some people experience "Paxlovid rebound" -- a resurgence of symptoms after their initial treatment stops.* Ivermectin at 0.4 mg/kg once a day. Binds spike protein, impairs viral entry into cells, interferes with viral replication (inhibits RNA polymerase), potent anti-inflammatory effects (suppresses IL-6, TNFα, and NF-kB).       * Hydroxychloroquine at 200 mg twice a day. Impairs viral entry into cells, helps prevent cytokine storm, enhances uptake of zinc into cells (“zinc ionophore”), anti-inflammatory.* Doxycycline at 100 mg twice a day or Azithromycin at 250 mg twice a day. Impairs viral entry into cells, potent anti-inflammatory effects (suppresses IL-6, TNFα, and NF-kB).Not Recommended: Molnupiravir -- Initial data looked promising but the more it was scrutinized, the less impressive the results. It also has serious safety concerns -- in fact, an independent panel of scientific advisors, convened by the FDA to offer their expert opinion on the risk/benefit ratio, barely passed it, with 13 in favor and 10 against. Read all about it here.ConclusionAnd there we have it, my friends. This is the very best information I can provide you at this time. If there are any other proven treatments out there, let me know – you will have my gratitude and appreciation; of course, I will continue my own diligent search.I want to leave you on a note of positivity and optimism: This disease is preventable. It is treatable. It is not Ebola. You can prepare ahead of time and be successful in staying out of the hospital. You do not have to live your life in fear. These precautions can relieve your anxiety and help you reclaim your quality of life.Amen?Amen!Best Wishes,If you liked this post, why not share it? This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit drturner.substack.com/subscribe
Allergy Relief
Jun 29 2022
Allergy Relief
It’s that time of the year – trees bloom, hot winds blow, sinuses get irritable, and red eyes and sneezing threaten to become a part of your daily life. Allergy season.I struggled with this as a child growing up in some of the richest and most diverse farmland in the country – central California. Hot summer days found me wanting to claw my eyes out and became the occasion for trips to the ER because of asthma flares. My mom lived in a high state of alert. Can anything be done from a natural viewpoint to help?Absolutely. Magnesium. Did you know you have a 50% chance of being magnesium deficient? Turns out to be the most common mineral deficiency in the U.S – estimated to effect half our population. This is thought to be due to the declining mineral content in our soils and the fact that processed foods become depleted of magnesium. Also, people who exercise heavily have an increased need. Magnesium deficiency can cause an increase in histamine levels in the blood after being exposed to allergens. (Histamine is released from mast cells and is the main chemical mediator of an allergic reaction -- hence the benefit of “antihistamines”.) Good sources include nuts, legumes, fiber-rich whole grains, spinach, dairy, and dark chocolate (yay!). Because deficiency is so common, it is advisable that everyone supplement with 300 mg a day of a well-absorbed form (citrate, glycinate, taurate, aspartate or threonate). Tip: The most accurate blood test for magnesium is not a simple serum concentration (which is what is typically ordered) but an “RBC magnesium” (aka Red Blood Cell magnesium). Tip: Magnesium is well-absorbed topically. So you can buy some magnesium oil and apply once daily or enjoy a foot soak with Epsom salts (which contain significant amounts). Tip: Do you struggle to keep your blood levels of Vitamin D up? In other words, are you one of those people who must take seemingly excessive doses of Vitamin D just to keep a minimal blood level? This is a sign of magnesium deficiency (read more here).  Quercetin: A natural antioxidant and bioflavonoid with proven anti-histamine effects, it’s naturally found in broccoli, cauliflower, green tea, and citrus fruits. If taken as a supplement, I recommend 250 mg or so a day. A great value brand is here (paired with bromelain, which reduces inflammation). Bonus: Quercetin has strong anti-viral activity and is therefore recommended for COVID treatment (see FLCCC protocols), besides its activity against other viruses like the flu or herpes.Vitamin C. Besides its roles as an antioxidant and its importance in adrenal function, vitamin C helps reduce histamine release and speeds histamine breakdown. For severe allergy sufferers, I recommend a sustained release formulation, like this one, at 1000-2000 mg a day. And there we have it, my friends: my best suggestions to get some immediate allergy relief, naturally. Bonus Content:  If you need medication, my go-to is a simple over-the-counter Claritin 10 mg. Lasts all day and non-drowsy. Works like a champ. Your Trusted Partner In Health,If you liked this post, why not share it? This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit drturner.substack.com/subscribe
Setting Goals and Achieving Them
Jun 28 2022
Setting Goals and Achieving Them
Dr. Turner walks us through his five steps for effectively setting goals and achieving them. Establishing your goal and developing a plan are the steps most people are familiar with, but they are only part of the puzzle.Do you have hope that it's actually possible to reach your goals? Do you have an emotional ‘why’ that is strong enough to carry you through to the end? Do you have a plan for dealing with the setbacks that will inevitably occur along the way?Join Dr. Turner on this episode of Manna to discover the answers to those questions.5 Key Takeaways:* Hold-on to the hope that you can achieve what you set out to do. Believe in yourself and the possibility of a better tomorrow.* Lay out a goal and state it as clearly as possible.* Stoke your motivation, your ‘why,’ for the goal that you’ve set. This will help you take the necessary steps, especially the difficult ones.* Create a plan to work toward the goal. Be detailed and scientific. “A goal without a plan is just a wish.”* Resiliency: respond to setbacks with positivity and determination. They are inevitable and happen to everyone. Setbacks only become failures if you stop trying.  Resources:* The motivational video that broke the internet – Part 1* The motivational video that broke the internet – Part 2* People who failed before they succeeded About Dr. TurnerMichael K. Turner, M.D., is a graduate of Stanford University, Harvard Medical School and The Mayo Clinic. He practices Integrative Medicine in his own national concierge practice, providing personalized approaches (including hormones, sleep, recovery, nutrition, supplements and exercise) to help people achieve their optimal state of health. Called “genuine”, “caring”, and “the best doctor in the world” by patients, he brings a high degree of empathy, trademark optimism, and a holistic approach to patient care. He brings a passion for excellence to everything he does. He believes in living and modeling a healthy, balanced lifestyle.  What would it feel like to be as healthy as you could possibly be?Let’s begin the journey… This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit drturner.substack.com/subscribe
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life - Part 1
Jun 7 2022
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life - Part 1
Your amazing brain: the source of your memories, your thoughts, your intelligence, and your personality. The control center of the rest of your body.Wouldn’t it make sense to invest a little time learning to optimize the health of your brain?Join Dr. Turner as he educates and inspires you towards optimal brain health. 3 Key TakeawaysAll the functions of your brain are based on the integrity and health of 3-dimensional, physical connections between nerves.The most essential factor for a healthy brain is sufficient blood flow.Atherosclerosis (“hardening of the arteries”) results in diminished blood flow, thereby killing your brain slowly (aka dementia) or suddenly (aka stroke).ResourcesPhenomenal science-based summaries of pertinent health topics: nutritionfacts.orgExplore and apply these subjects in more depth with Dr. Turner's "Change Your Brain, Change Your Life!" curriculum: to take action?What if you took some time to further learn and develop habits of health that would optimize your brain function for the rest of your life?Dr. Turner has created a multimedia curriculum, delivered by email, to help you. This is a dynamic 12-week program filled with engaging content and actionable steps to help you optimize mental function and prevent disease.Click here to learn more About Dr. TurnerMichael K. Turner, M.D., is a graduate of Stanford University, Harvard Medical School and The Mayo Clinic. He practices Integrative Medicine in his own national concierge practice, providing personalized approaches (including hormones, sleep, recovery, nutrition, supplements and exercise) to help people achieve their optimal state of health. Called “genuine”, “caring”, and “the best doctor in the world” by patients, he brings a high degree of empathy, trademark optimism, and a holistic approach to patient care. He brings a passion for excellence to everything he does. He believes in living and modeling a healthy, balanced lifestyle.  What would it feel like to be as healthy as you could possibly be?Let’s begin the journey… This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit drturner.substack.com/subscribe
4. It’s Time To Bring Courage and Kindness to a World In Need
Jun 7 2022
4. It’s Time To Bring Courage and Kindness to a World In Need
“Behind every challenge is an opportunity.” The last two years of the COVID pandemic have been a difficult time for everyone, but like all other challenges we go through, they are also an opportunity to act in courage and faith to lift others up.Dr. Turner concludes his candid reminisces about hardships from his past, including adopting four children, two marriages that ended in divorce, taking the biggest risk of his career, and losing close friends to COVID. But most importantly, he shares lessons learned from these adversities.   Join Dr. Turner on today’s episode of Manna as he shares a message of hope and encouragement.Key TakeawaysWe all face challenges in life, some more difficult than others. For Dr. Turner, these included:Adopting four young childrenTwo marriages that ended in divorceGiving up a well-paying, comfortable jobLosing two dear friends to COVIDBut what ultimately matters is how we respond to those challenges. “The man who thinks he can and the man who thinks he can’t are both right. Which one are you?” Henry Ford.ResourcesWebsite InstagramFacebookLinkedInTwitterGoogle Business PageAbout Dr. TurnerMichael K. Turner, M.D., is a graduate of Stanford University, Harvard Medical School and The Mayo Clinic. He practices Integrative Medicine in his own national concierge practice, providing personalized approaches (including hormones, sleep, recovery, nutrition, supplements and exercise) to help people achieve their optimal state of health. Called “genuine”, “caring”, and “the best doctor in the world” by patients, he brings a high degree of empathy, trademark optimism, and a holistic approach to patient care. He brings a passion for excellence to everything he does. He believes in living and modeling a healthy, balanced lifestyle.  What would it feel like to be as healthy as you could possibly be?Let’s begin the journey… This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit drturner.substack.com/subscribe
3. Who Shrunk My Jeans? Confronting Life’s Challenges With Honesty and Hope
Jun 6 2022
3. Who Shrunk My Jeans? Confronting Life’s Challenges With Honesty and Hope
Have you ever been fired from a job, resorted to stress-eating, or failed to achieve a dream?You’re not alone. Dr. Turner continues sharing candidly some of the challenges he has faced and his shortcomings in dealing with them.Join us on this episode of Manna as we explore some of Dr. Turner’s most formative experiences.Key TakeawaysDr. Turner can relate to you if you …Have been fired from a jobHave struggled to make ends meet on a tight budgetHave responded to stress in unhealthy waysHave experienced the death of a dreamResourcesWebsite InstagramFacebookLinkedInTwitterGoogle Business PageAbout Dr. TurnerMichael K. Turner, M.D., is a graduate of Stanford University, Harvard Medical School and The Mayo Clinic. He practices Integrative Medicine in his own national concierge practice, providing personalized approaches (including hormones, sleep, recovery, nutrition, supplements and exercise) to help people achieve their optimal state of health. Called “genuine”, “caring”, and “the best doctor in the world” by patients, he brings a high degree of empathy, trademark optimism, and a holistic approach to patient care. He brings a passion for excellence to everything he does. He believes in living and modeling a healthy, balanced lifestyle.  What would it feel like to be as healthy as you could possibly be?Let’s begin the journey… This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit drturner.substack.com/subscribe
1. Holistic Health and Hope: An Introduction to Dr. Michael Turner
May 27 2022
1. Holistic Health and Hope: An Introduction to Dr. Michael Turner
What makes Manna different from other health-focused podcasts?In this inaugural episode Dr. Michael Turner shares his perspective about why you’ll find value here. Uninterested in marketing pitches disguised as educational advice or selling products you don’t need, he prizes honesty, efficiency, and directness.From holistic and integrative health advice drawn from multiple sources, to positive inspiration and spirituality, our host describes Manna as “world-class health and wellness advice, combined with a dose of inspiration and spiritual encouragement.”Join Dr. Turner as he explains three key reasons why you and your loved ones will want to listen. Key TakeawaysHolistic and integrative health advice, drawn from all streams of wellness.Inspiration: Dr. Turner speaks from a place of positivity, hope, and enthusiasm.Spirituality: Dr. Turner approaches everything he does from a spiritual framework, as a calling from God and not just a job.  ResourcesWebsite InstagramFacebookLinkedInGoogle Business PageAbout Dr. TurnerMichael K. Turner, M.D., is a graduate of Stanford University, Harvard Medical School and The Mayo Clinic. He practices Integrative Medicine in his own national concierge practice, providing personalized approaches (including hormones, sleep, recovery, nutrition, supplements and exercise) to help people achieve their optimal state of health. Called “genuine”, “caring”, and “the best doctor in the world” by patients, he brings a high degree of empathy, trademark optimism, and a holistic approach to patient care. He brings a passion for excellence to everything he does. He believes in living and modeling a healthy, balanced lifestyle.  What would it feel like to be as healthy as you could possibly be?Let’s begin the journey… This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit drturner.substack.com/subscribe
2. It's the Challenges We Choose to Face that Shape Us
May 27 2022
2. It's the Challenges We Choose to Face that Shape Us
Dr. Turner discloses some of the challenges he experienced growing up and how you might be able to relate. Stepping into his past, he shares intimate insights from childhood through college that helped shape him to be the person he is today. From a difficult relationship with his father, to struggling as an overweight kid among peers; from feeling out-of-place as a minority, to becoming an exchange student in a foreign country; Dr. Turner has a deep understanding of challenges and the important role they play in shaping who we are.Discover how these experiences informed who he is, and how that knowledge can inspire you today on Manna.Key TakeawaysDr. Turner can relate to you if you …Come from a divorced homeHave experienced “Daddy Issues” Have felt out-of-placeHave struggled with your weightHad to adapt to a different cultureFelt overwhelmed in schoolResourcesWebsite InstagramFacebookLinkedInGoogle Business PageAbout Dr. TurnerMichael K. Turner, M.D., is a graduate of Stanford University, Harvard Medical School and The Mayo Clinic. He practices Integrative Medicine in his own national concierge practice, providing personalized approaches (including hormones, sleep, recovery, nutrition, supplements and exercise) to help people achieve their optimal state of health. Called “genuine”, “caring”, and “the best doctor in the world” by patients, he brings a high degree of empathy, trademark optimism, and a holistic approach to patient care. He brings a passion for excellence to everything he does. He believes in living and modeling a healthy, balanced lifestyle.  What would it feel like to be as healthy as you could possibly be?Let’s begin the journey… This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit drturner.substack.com/subscribe