An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore.
~ Edward deBono
William Shaw, Ph.D., is board certified in the fields of clinical chemistry and toxicology by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry - with a profound interest in brain toxins. Before he founded The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. in Lenexa, KS, Dr. Shaw worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Children's Mercy Hospital, the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine, and Smith Kline Laboratories.
I've followed his work for many years, use Great Plains Laboratory for biomedical testing every day in my practice, and am exceedingly pleased to share these moments with his profound experience for our CBJ listeners. Recently Dr. Shaw added GPL-TOX to measure brain toxins to the Great Plains Labs armamentarium of essential mind tools. This CBJ Special 1-hour review will help listeners understand this possible next step for treatment failure globally.
Ed Note: Take a moment to download Dr. Shaw's Bonus Notes below ↓ with many brain toxin reference topics for further review on this essential measurement tool. This is a republication of Dr. Shaw's exceedingly popular original interview at CBJ/125 - to wrap up our New Year's Holiday Series with the CBJ Best of '17.
It's important to note that he is the author of two outstanding contributions to the evolution for the treatment of Autism, Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD, originally published in 1998, and Autism: Beyond the Basics, published in 2009. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences worldwide, a global authority with broad experience with the value of laboratory data and molecular insights regarding imbalanced brain functions.
On a more personal note, Dr. Shaw is the stepfather of a child with autism and has helped thousands of patients and medical practitioners to successfully improve the lives of people with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD/Executive Function, Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, bipolar disorder, chronic fatigue, depression, fibromyalgia, immune deficiencies, multiple sclerosis, OCD, Parkinson's disease, seizure disorders, tic disorders, Tourette's syndrome, and other serious conditions. References here demonstrate the depth of his understanding and life's mission.
In this interview, we discuss useful details regarding the evolution and immediate value of measurements for brain toxins about many of these conditions.
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Special thanks, Dr. Shaw for your fresh, data-driven brain toxin insights to reconsider how laboratory measures can reveal abundant details for clinical options to address treatment failure in multiple brain and biomedical conditions. Your additional bonus references take your interview insights into global immediacy. Thank you from all of us for all of your extraordinary work on so many levels over the years.
183 Natasha Trenev - As a developmental scientist, health activist, and internationally renowned probiotic authority, Natasha Trenev has spent years studying the effects of beneficial bacteria and has written several books on the subject. Co-founder of Natren, Inc., she is a member of the American Society of Microbiology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Institute of Food Technologists, Anaerobe Society of the Americas, and the American Dairy Science Association.
She's considered "The Mother of Probiotics." Her considerable accomplishments will appear in her CBJ/183 show notes and confirm this accolade.
Following her graduation from UCLA in 1970, a decade of research led to Natasha’s development of the first revolutionary method of producing an effective and scientifically validated single strain probiotic bacteria product. Her efforts led to the establishment of the entire probiotics category in North America, Australia, England, Holland, and Belgium.
Her interesting views on probiotic specificity are, in a word, remarkable.