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Regenerative Medicine: Healing Chronic Pain and Addressing COVID-19 with Dr. Matt Cook

Regenerative Medicine: Healing Chronic Pain and Addressing COVID-19 | This episode is brought to you by Tushy, Farmacy, and Thrive Market

When it came to the chronic pain I had from an old surgery for a ruptured disk, I needed help finding the right fix so I could finally move on, pain-free. I found a doctor who combines the systems-based approach of Functional Medicine along with the most cutting-edge practices of Regenerative Medicine for maximum effect. Dr. Matthew Cook is my guest on today’s podcast and the one who was able to finally fix my back pain. And it just so happens that many of the modalities he’s found useful for treating chronic inflammation and pain are also showing major promise in the treatment of COVID-19.

Dr. Matthew Cook is a board-certified anesthesiologist who has completed a fellowship in Functional Medicine. His practice, BioReset™ Medical, provides treatments for conditions ranging from pain and complex illness to anti-aging and wellness. His approach is to use the most non-invasive, natural, and integrative ways possible.  Regarding the current pandemic, Dr. Cook has spent the past several months distilling the latest research, talking with experts around the world, and integrating his vast clinical experience to provide up-to-date information to the public and medical practitioners. Today he shares that in-depth research with us and provides hope for treating COVID and its lingering effects, which we now refer to as post-COVID syndrome

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Here are more of the details from our interview (video / audio): 

  • Dr. Cook’s transition away from traditional medicine (1:35 / 4:23)

  • What is Regenerative Medicine? (3:44 / 6:32)

  • My personal experience with chronic back pain and how Dr. Cook treated me (6:26 / 9:14)

  • Why it’s important to treat the whole body when attending to musculoskeletal and joint issues (14:44 / 17:32)

  • Dr. Cook’s experience treating patients with and recovering from COVID-19 (22:16 / 25:32)

  • Supplementing with vitamin C, glutathione, quercetin, and vitamin D for COVID-19 (26:08 / 29:24)

  • Nebulizing protocols for COVID-19 (27:35 / 30:52)

  • Ozone therapy for COVID-19 (30:38 / 33:55)

  • Peptide therapy for COVID-19 (33:24 / 36:41)

  • Post-COVID syndrome and long haulers (37:47 / 41:04)

Learn more about Dr. Matt Cook and his practice at

Find Dr. Cook’s podcast, BioReset™ Podcast at

Follow BioReset™ Medical on Facebook @BioResetMedical, on Instagram @bioresetmedical, and on Twitter @BioResetMedical.

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Autism: Getting To The Root Cause With Functional Medicine | This episode is sponsored by Athletic Greens and BetterhelpRates of autism have skyrocketed over the years, from an estimated 1 child in 5,000 in the 1960s and 1970s to just 1 in 54 kids today. The diagnosis of autism can be shocking and difficult for parents and families which may leave them feeling isolated, alone, helpless, and hopeless, but it doesn’t have to be that way. While we don’t have all the answers, and more research is needed to identify and validate the causes and treatment of autism, there are new signs of hope. And there is no such thing as “autism.” Rather there are “autisms”—different patterns of biological dysfunction unique to each child that result in multiple insults to the brain that all manifest with symptoms we call autism. Like every condition or illness, the key is to dig into the layers and peel the onion to discover what is really happening. It is not usually one thing but a collection of insults, toxins, and deficiencies piled on susceptible genetics that leads to autism.In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. George Papaicolaou to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to treating children with autism. They also share specific patient stories that they have treated.George Papanicolaou is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is Board Certified in Family Medicine from Abington Memorial Hospital. He is also an Institute for Functional Medicine Practitioner. Upon graduation from his residency he joined the Indian Health Service. He worked on the Navajo reservation for 4 years at the Chinle Comprehensive Medical Facility where he served as the Outpatient Department Coordinator. In 2000, he founded Cornerstone Family Practice in Rowley, MA. He practiced with a philosophy centered on personal relationships and treating the whole person, not just not the disease. He called that philosophy “Whole Life Wellness”. Over time as the healthcare system made it harder for patients to receive this kind of personal care Dr. Papanicolaou decided a change was needed. He began training in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine. In 2015, he established Cornerstone Personal Health – a practice dedicated entirely to Functional Medicine. Dr. Papanicolaou to join The UltraWellness Center in 2017.This episode is sponsored by Athletic Greens and Betterhelp.Athletic Greens is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a full year supply of their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase, plus 5 free travel packs. Just go to to take advantage of this great offer.Betterhelp lets you get affordable counseling anytime, from anywhere. They’ll match you with a licensed, professional therapist based on your unique needs. As a Doctor’s Farmacy listener you can get 10% off right now by going to this conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Papanicolaou discuss:The significant rise in autism casesRecent changes to environmental factors, including food and toxinsThe role of inflammation in autismConventional vs functional medicine treatment of autismSleep and behavioral issues in children with autismAutism, gut health, and mitochondrial dysfunctionEliminating gluten and dairyAdditional Resources:New Science-Based Approaches to Treating Autism with Dr. Theresa Lyons Functional Medicine Approach to Autism Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): Does a Gluten and Dairy Free Diet Really Make a Difference? Elizabeth Boham on The Doctor’s Farmacy: How to Find the Real Cause of Your Disease and How to Fix It