Ep. 44: Howard Weiner, MD - Navigating Multiple Sclerosis & Gut Health -Brigham and Women's Hospital

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We're so happy to have Dr. Howard Weiner on this episode of Health Gig. Dr. Weiner knew he would be a doctor since he was tiny boy and he has left a big impact in the medical field. He is the director and co-founder of the Partners Multiple Sclerosis Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He also happens to be a film writer and a film director. In this podcast Dr. Weiner explains MS in basic terms, outlining the stages, the known causes and the evolution of MS medical interventions from the 1990’s into the 2030’s. He predicts the first vaccines will be tested in 5 to 10 years. He also shares that studies have found the further you live from the equator the higher chance you have of contracting MS. Dr. Weiner breaks down Vitamin D3 and gut health. The microbiome of the gut is one of the big revolutions in medicine now. The gut and the microbiome, now considered our second brain, could be the reason we are seeing and increased in some of the autoimmune diseases like MS and Type 1 diabetes. If you were born with a vaginal birth, you get the microbiome from your mother. Dr. Weiner is happy that he can now tell patients with relapsing remitting MS that they can live a normal life. Dr. Weiner is not only a doctor, he is also a book author and a film director. He books include such titles as, Children’s Ward and Curing MS: How Science Is Solving the Mysteries of Multiple Sclerosis. He studied philosophy in college and made a documentary called What Is Life, where he went around the world and interviewed people to ask them the big questions. He also made the film Abe and Phil’s Last Poker Game. He is currently developing two new projects Fire in the Brain and Subways of the Mind. More From Howard L. Weiner, MD Website Brigham Women’s Hospital Wikipedia: Howard_L._Weiner Facebook @BrighamandWomensHospital Twitter @BrighamWomens Instagram @brighamandwomens Linkedin Brigham Women’s Hospital YouTube: @Brighamandwomens

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