Informed Dissent

Dr. Jeff Barke and Dr. Mark McDonald

The intersection of healthcare and politics. Useful, credible information about your health and alternative methods to keep your body and mind healthy.

  • 36 minutes 36 seconds
    Episode #161 with John Davidson

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    This episode we interview John Davidson. He is a journalist, marketer, filmmaker, and CEO of Magic Feather Inc. and Magic Feathers Corp as well as a member of the advisory board of the Free Press Foundation. With a 30-year media career working for networks like CNN, ABC, and Discovery, John has devoted decades to learning the ins and outs of the film and television industry. In 2020 Davidson created public service announcements for networks in support of healthcare workers. Davidson recently created the self-funded, award-winning documentary, Epidemic of Fraud, which details the bizarre lengths public health officials took to declare a drug similar to tonic water. View the documentary and support his work at or via Davidson’s research website Broken Truth.

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    17 May 2024, 5:00 pm
  • 35 minutes 11 seconds
    Episode #160 with Landa from Dande Natural

    Welcome back with Landa, one of our show sponsors and the founder of

    Landa discovered her passion for natural products while experimenting with DIY projects as a hobby. Landa became determined to develop safe and effective alternatives for others after learning about all the harmful chemicals and toxins in just about everything we use daily.

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    14 May 2024, 1:00 am
  • 39 minutes 36 seconds
    Episode #159 Dan Corrigan with Smidge Supplements

    Our next episode is an interview with the owner of the widely known supplement brand, Smidge.

    Daniel Corrigan of Organic 3 is a survivor of a life-threatening intestinal condition – and creator of the unparalleled Sensitive Probiotic (formerly called GutPro®), which is helping countless others around the world heal and thrive, too.

    After spending tens of thousands of dollars on various doctors and useless supplements for an entire decade, Dan concluded that you can’t regain your health without balancing your gut health. And the way to do that is through a real food diet.

    Dan has given lectures on wholesome food and holistic and gut health. He’s held past leadership positions in organizations dedicated to Dr. Weston A. Price, DDS.

    Dan is trained in various natural health disciplines such as acupressure, whole nutrition and autism nutrition, Feng Shui and alternative medicine. He’s also a Certified Body Ecology Coach under Donna Gates.

    In these capacities, Dan has connected with parents, who asked him to create pure probiotics for their children on the spectrum with sensitivities to the ingredients and additives in commercial brands. He also helped bring the world’s only raw Cod Liver Oil to market with the Rosita family in Norway.

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    9 May 2024, 10:00 pm
  • 34 minutes 6 seconds
    Episode #158 Alison Levine - Breathwork Healing

    Here we go again!

    Ali Levine @alilevinedesign is a world renowned intuitive & celebrity stylist as well as a sought after TV & media personality. From dressing the most famous people
     in Hollywood & public figures around the world, in 2020 Ali started her own personal inner journey and became a certified Breathwork Facilitator & Spiritual Coach. She is now an Intuitive & Celebrity Conscious Stylist, Sought After Media Personality, Author,
     Healer, & known for the deep work of Embodiment and Transformation. More importantly, Ali is about helping you shift from lower states of consciousness to higher states all through the breath!

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    30 April 2024, 7:00 pm
  • 32 minutes 14 seconds
    Episode #157 Amanda Porta and Robyn Towt - Breast Implant Illness

    Here we go again! Another great episode sponsored by RogersHood and Dande Natural

    Welcoming Holistic Beauty Coach Amanda Porta to the show as she blends her love of aesthetics and natural health to help her clients achieve optimal results. Amanda has worked in all areas of the beauty industry for 20 years and has trained under some of the best practitioners in the country.

    Early on, she realized the importance of incorporating holistic health into all her treatment plans, especially in the plastic surgery industry. Using this innovative knowledge, she created a non-toxic skincare line and strategized business relationships with wellness and beauty brands for a prominent Beverly Hills plastic surgeon.

    Amanda received her certification as a Health Coach through the Trinity School of Wellness. Passionate about educating people, she now inspires others to become their personal best. Having experienced Breast Implant Illness, Amanda explanted, detoxed, and finally healed.

    This illness and recovery inspired Amanda to guide other women through their explant journeys. In her survival, she has found a niche as a patient advocate for women experiencing BIl. She has advised thousands of women globally. Celebrities, athletes, and prominent businesswomen have trusted her expertise to support them through their health crises.

    Amanda has appeared on KIRO TV and KTLA Channel 5, as well as contributed to the podcasts - What Say You with Gavin McCleod-Valentine, Awesome In and Out with Sarah Anne Stewart, Be Real Babe Podcast, Mother to Mother, Kathryn For Real, Beyond the OR with Dr. B, The Freedom CEO Podcast, Healing the Source, Awakening with Ali and many more. She's also written articles for and been interviewed by Hair Therapy, Ask Us Beauty, and Evie Magazine.


    Welcoming Robyn Towt, she is a breast cancer survivor and dedicated patient advocate. As the co-founder of GPAC Global Patient Advocacy Coalition, she works toward promoting awareness of breast implant safety and informed consent.

    Robyn has testified at public and closed FDA meetings, and successfully championed a state law in Arizona for breast implant informed consent.  Additionally, Robyn serves as an administrator for multiple online support groups, assisting women who are experiencing health challenges with Breast Implant Illness.
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    26 April 2024, 6:00 pm
  • 38 minutes 22 seconds
    Episode 155 with John Eastman

    Welcome back!

    Dr. John Eastman is the former Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service and former Dean at Chapman University's Dale E. Fowler School of Law, where he had been a member of the faculty since 1999, specializing in Constitutional Law, Legal History, and Property. He is a founding director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, a public interest law firm affiliated with the Claremont Institute that he founded in 1999. He has a Ph.D. in Government from the Claremont Graduate School and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, and a B.A. in Politics and Economics from the University of Dallas. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of the National Organization for Marriage.

     He has been the target of “lawfare, the use of legal systems and institutions to damage or delegitimize an opponent, for his decision to represent President Donald Trump. He has appeared as an expert legal commentator on numerous television and radio programs, including C-SPAN, Fox News, PBS, NewsHour, and The O'Reilly Factor.

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    25 April 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 39 minutes 6 seconds
    Episode 156 with Michael Kummer

    Michael Kummer is a former professional sprinter, a CrossFit athlete, and the founder of MK Supplements, a dietary supplement brand that offers freeze-dried organ meat sourced from 100% pasture-raised cattle. He also hosts the Primal Shift Podcast and a popular YouTube channel with more than 45,000 subscribers. Listen to hear more about his unique way of homestead living!

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    25 April 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 42 minutes 37 seconds
    Episode #154 with Brian Thornburg DO PA, Board Certified Pediatrician Sponsored by

    Back at it again with another great episode!

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    12 April 2024, 12:00 am
  • 44 minutes 7 seconds
    Episode #153 with Nicole Pearson

    Welcome back to another great episode of Informed Dissent! 

    Episode #153 with special guest Nicole Pearson.

    Nicole’s passion for protecting the constitutional rights of others is rooted in her Abuelita’s couragous escape from fascism in Argentina. Today, she fights so her own children will enjoy the God-given freedoms promised by our Bill of Rights. 

    Nicole balances her advocacy and legal work which both serve to advance freedom and accountability in California. Nicole currently principally handles public-interest cases related to unlawful vaccine mandates and the violation of parental rights. Examples include representing a mother whose teenage son was vaccinated without her knowledge and a parent who whose child was social transitioned without her knowledge. 

    Along with legal work, Nicole is an outspoken public advocate for civil rights in the public square, regularly testifying before legislators and other governing bodies, publishing legal analyses on Substack, and communicating her message of action on social and traditional media.  

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    22 March 2024, 12:00 am
  • 42 minutes 46 seconds
    Episode #152 With Calvin Ng - Sponsored by Smidge (small batch supplements)

    Welcome back to another Dissent topic with Dr. Calvin Ng. 

    But first, we’d like to introduce our newest sponsor to Informed Dissent. And that is the supplement company Smidge (small batch supplements). Code “IDM” saves you 10%!

    Dr. Barke has been using their products for some time now and likes that they are family-owned, not Pharma-owned, and all their supplements are made in small batches, which is why, by the way, from time to time, you will see that they are out of stock.

    There are three Smidge products that Dr. Barke personally takes every single day. The first--the best zinc product on the market--is oyster zinc. It's great because it comes from an oyster, and it's got all the cofactors necessary for absorption. He also takes their morning magnesium and their evening magnesium.

    Dr. McDonald takes the morning and the evening magnesium as well. In addition to that, he’s started to use some of their more exotic products, such as the Kakadu plum natural whole food vitamin C, which is much better than ascorbic acid because of is better absorbed in the body. They're all excellent, and he’s recommended them to patients, and they love them. 

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    Now for this Episode's podcast guest, we are also very excited about–

    Dr. Calvin Ng is a Natural Health Care Practitioner, trained in Chiropractic Medicine, who treats the body as a whole. He believes that all health dysfunctions have an underlying imbalance physically, biochemically, and emotionally, and, by treating the root cause, the body will heal itself. His comprehensive approach helps restore normal physiology, strengthens the body, and allows the systems of the body to function in harmony. His mission is to educate others about the endless possibilities of holistic healing and to inspire people to live life to their fullest potential. Connect with Dr. Calvin Ng here.

    This episode's sponsor is Smidge small batch supplements. Use code “IDM” to save 10% at checkout.

    Thanks for tuning in, until next time! 

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    Dr. Jeff Barke 
    Dr. Mark McDonald

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    8 March 2024, 9:00 pm
  • 35 minutes 52 seconds
    Episode #151 with Drs. Tim and May Hindmarsh

    Another BS Free episode coming at you—this time with Drs. Tim and May Hindmarsh!


    •  Board Certified Family Practice physicians, currently practicing
      Urgent Care
    •  Both have over 26 years of diverse experience in family practice, hospital medicine, and urgent care
    •  Dual physician power couple and faith based physicians who have raised their kids while balancing marriage and career
    •  Thriving marriage of over 29 years, now empty nesting
    •  Diverse interests and hobbies, years of experience in small group marriage counseling, medical missions, action sports, and travel

    Stay up to date with them as they provide a no-nonsense approach to medical information  everyone can understand. Connect with them on their website:

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    29 February 2024, 2:00 am
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