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Best Dr. Neal R. Smoller podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best Dr. Neal R. Smoller podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
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Neal was a guest on The Political Pharmacist podcast, hosted by Dr. Eric Geyer to discuss the abomination that was the America’s Frontline Doctors video, and this is his portion of the episode. They get into the rampant misinformation campaigns that have plagued us since the onset of Covid-19, understanding the crossover between the supplements and…
 
New legislation about drug costs has prompted our first guest in many weeks. Fellow pharmacist, Benjamin Jolley has joined Neal and Daena to explain the DIR system. He breaks down how payments are figured out and how we can work to improve it. Plus, Neal has some musings on weight loss, and the latest in off-the-wall doctors that the president trus…
 
Dr. Mercola finally broke his oath to do no harm. Neal has long been at odds with Mercola’s ethics but even he cannot believe the advice that has the FDA and FTC now looking to bring charges against him. So, he and Daena take a look at some of the ‘advice’ Mercola has given to his fan base to see how much of it holds water. They also touch on an ex…
 
No summer day is complete without a tick check because Lyme Disease is a total drag. Neal brushes up on his Lyme knowledge to tell us about what kind of illness Lyme is, the different stages, how it’s treated, the possible lingering effects, and enlightens us about a dark struggle between patients and doctors that will probably surprise you. Plus, …
 
Daena is broken out in eczema so she and Neal are talking about rashes today! Neal utilizes the Wellness Pyramid to map out treatment for the various skin issues. He covers the possible causes and has suggestions for both supplements and topical treatments. He gives us an update on his weight loss, and no episode in 2020 would be complete without a…
 
We’re talking about joint pain today! Everyone seems to be a little stiff from our extended hibernation, so Neal has some great supplement recommendations if you are dealing with any pain or inflammation. He also clarifies why inert ingredients might sound scary; we get a weight loss update; of course some Covid talk; and Daena talks a bit about th…
 
Today on the sexiest episode of the podcast, Neal and Daena catch up on some questions asked by patients. Well, Neal answers them. Daena mostly interrupts with very helpful anecdotes. They also touch on some articles about Covid including Covid-sniffing dogs, yet another study on genetics’ roles in severity of infection, and hot spots in other coun…
 
With Covid cases spiking in parts of the country and most states reopened, Neal and Daena take a minute to look at the risk factors of various meeting spots, i.e. restaurants, music venues, sports arenas, etc. Next, Neal updates us on his weight loss effort, focusing on carb stores and measuring calories. Finally, he gets a little ranty about ‘that…
 
Neal and Daena cover a few topics today. A new report about the asymptomatic spread of Covid is giving people false hope, as well as a revelation about how flu deaths are calculated. They do a bit of Q&A, but the main focus is on one of Neal’s trusted brands, Vital Proteins being bought by Nestle. Neal takes us through the usual progression of new …
 
So, before we have to deal with the alien invasion that is definitely going to be June’s dot in 2020 bingo, Neal and Daena wanted to talk about some remedies for Spring and Summer’s usual scourges - poison ivy and bugs. This is a sore spot for Daena because she spent every summer from age five to thirteen covered in poison ivy from head to toe. Nea…
 
Neal and Daena are talking truth about vitamins today (remember when there was other stuff to talk about besides Covid? Hashtag TBT). But yeah, Neal takes issue with a few of the buzz phrases in vitamins lately, so he decided to break them down. He gets into the idea of whole food vitamins, explains how vitamins are made, calling a product natural …
 
Well gang, the pace of the last three months finally broke us. We took some much needed days off, and in the process, kind of forgot to come up with a show for this week, but we realized we had a great webinar on adrenal fatigue, and under the circumstances, the information is so appropriate. So, taken from our website, ‘Managing stress is the grea…
 
Vitamin D does seem to have an impact on respiratory disease and with the ‘rona still gripping the world, Neal wanted to talk about it. That aspect of it is still being investigated, actually, so Neal explains what he knows, but focuses more on what is proven - its effect on bone health. He gets into how it’s manufactured in the body; the two most …
 
Neal is joined by Drs. Steven Ball and Benjamin Lipton, in two parts, for this fourth edition of Coping With Covid. Ben provides us with some insight about why anxiety actually exists, the difference between being sad and being depressed, and shares some calming techniques. Steve reminds us to forgive ourselves, that we are allowed to slow down, ac…
 
Neal is joined again by his therapist, Lawrence Dresdale to talk through some of the emotions this isolation is bringing up. Lawrence explains how most of our emotional responses to these strange days are pretty normal. He talks about the tendency to minimize our feelings because we tell ourselves that it could be worse; unhealthy manifestations of…
 
The idea of boosting immunity is commonplace, but misunderstood. Today, Neal elucidates the concept. He gets into vitamin C and probiotics; under active vs. overactive immune systems; diabetes; vaccines and herd immunity; and of course- how this all ties into Covid, including the dangerous assumptions of how immune we are after recovery. Watch the …
 
Once again, Neal is joined by psychotherapist, Steven Ball. With emotions running high, Neal thought it would be helpful to have Dr. Ball lead a meditation and address some of the key concerns most of us are feeling right now. This audio is from a live webinar, available on YouTube. Watch the webinar https://www.woodstockvitamins.com/blogs/learn/we…
 
The response by the federal government to Covid-19 has been too little, too late, but this is not the first time our elected officials have ignored this kind of emergency so today, Neal is joined by Dr. Steven Ball, who was on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic. Steven draws many parallels between how the two crises were and are being handled. He…
 
Neal and Daena do a quick (remote) discussion of allergies, since it is that time of year and with all the hysteria right now, one might mistake allergies for Covid-19. Neal breaks down what histamines are and what exactly is going on in our bodies when they act up. He goes through the different treatments available, and Daena steals the show (as u…
 
Life in the pharmacy has gone into hyperdrive in the wake of coronavirus, so Neal is taking today to update us on prevention protocol, highlight some of the goodness shown in our community, and vent a little (folks, you really have to stay home). Please check out https://www.woodstockvitamins.com/ and https://drnealsmoller.com/ Twitter @BigmouthRPH…
 
It’s been awhile since we focused on our favorite topic - CBD, so to explain to us the growing and extraction process is owner of Independent Pharmacy Hemp Oil, Tyler Craig. Tyler started his business when he saw the need for quality farming of hemp and manufacturing of CBD, so he has quite a lot to say about strains of hemp; soil & water contamina…
 
The threat of the novel coronavirus, or Covid-19, is very real, but it’s important not to panic. Neal reiterates the common sense, preventative measures we should be taking; weighs in the flu shot and other vaccines; explains how to boost your overall immunity in the meantime; and urges you not to hoard resources for the good of those most at risk.…
 
While Neal is in Orlando promoting Supplement School, we borrowed an episode of the Kick Your Buts podcast, hosted by Susan Dascenzi, on which he was a guest a few weeks ago. Susan’s mission is simpatico with Neal’s and we hope you enjoy their conversation. Get the podcast and more from Susan http://kickyourbuts.com/ Please check out https://www.wo…
 
Today on the show, Neal is joined by geneticist, Dr. Kimberly Chapman to get into the nitty gritty of MTHFR, Alzheimer’s, and genetic testing. Kim explains what a genetic test actually tells us; the level at which our bodies function regularly; what exactly is going on and going wrong with MTHFR; other maladies that present as MTHFR; how it’s diagn…
 
There is a world of difference between everyday nutrition and the needs of athletes so to explain it all, Neal is joined by sports nutritionist and Level 3 British Triathlon Federation triathlon coach, Robert Popper. They get into pre-workout nutrition; the habit of under fueling; proper hydration; sweating, water weight, and electrolytes; post wor…
 
As with supplements, the medical field has a love/hate relationship with chiropractics, so to explain the details and benefits of it, Neal is joined by Dr. David Rosenblum and Dr. Eugenie Tartell. They get into what exactly goes on during an appointment; the two schools of thought on technique; what chiropractics actually treats; the importance of …
 
One of the evolutions of our modern society is taking better care of our pets so to talk about pet care and nutrition, Neal is joined by holistic veterinarian, Dr. Rob Silver. Rob’s mission for our animal friends is the same as Neal’s mission for humans- adopt better nutrition and self care habits, but if you need medicine, then don’t be afraid of …
 
To put a cap on weight loss resolutions for the new year, Neal and Daena are discussing meal replacement shakes today. Is Neal for or agin’em? Neal explains what a meal replacement shake should include and how it differs from just protein powder; what to look for on the label; types of proteins; what NOT to add to your shakes and smoothies; sweeten…
 
Returning to the show is fellow Doctor of Pharmacy, Jeffrey Fudin. On his last appearance, Jeff and Neal got into the evolution of the opioid epidemic having stemmed from pain management. Today’s discussion is lighter, focusing on the many treatments for pain, including opioids, yes, but also anticonvulsants and antidepressants. Jeff also gets into…
 
One of the rising stars in general wellness is probiotics and joining Neal today is the Scientific Director of the International Probiotic Association, Dr. Jessica ter Haar. Neal and Jessica get right into the complexity of purchasing a quality probiotic, but Jessica gives us a good tip about what to look for. She explains what is not a probiotic f…
 
It’s The Roaring 20s, 2.0! To kick them off, we are joined by a man who knows how to quiet the roar in your head, Dr. Larry Dresdale. Larry has joined us before to talk about meditation and mindfulness, and today he and Neal discuss realistic New Year’s resolutions. They cover holiday stress and expectations; why it’s just so hard to change one’s d…
 
Last show of the year, folks! Today, Neal and Daena are looking back on the first year’s episodes, which you already put together from the title. They talk favorite episodes, listener feedback, and what’s to come in 2020. Thank you so much for listening and Happy New Year! Please check out https://www.woodstockvitamins.com/ and https://drnealsmolle…
 
Because there are so many wacky trends in dentistry right now, Neal is joined by one last dentist for the year, Sarah Balaster. Sarah specializes in laser dentistry, which is moving dentistry into the future and away from all the painful procedures that so many of us fear. Sarah tells us all about the benefits of using a laser, which are numerous a…
 
We’re talking microbiomes today. They exist not just in your gut, but all throughout the body and to explain how they work, Neal is joined by Dr. Rodney Dietert. Rodney and Neal get into the relationship between microbes and genetics; the locations of various microbiomes; the effect of stress on your microbiome; which foods have the greatest impact…
 
Neal’s absolute favorite thing to do is research, so to get into the minutiae of reliable scientific studies he is joined by Dr. James Heathers. James gives us some basics about finding reliable research; how real results get twisted by reporters; why there is distrust of generic drugs; drugs that fail their trials; what ‘statistical significance’ …
 
To say that Tara Ryan is a cancer survivor is an understatement. She is a champion having survived multiple diagnoses and surgeries, which brought her to counselling newly diagnosed cancer patients. Today, she tells us her story from her first diagnosis; to losing her father from cancer, as well; to her second diagnosis; her decision to change her …
 
Collagen is having its 15 minutes of fame so Neal and Daena are talking about it! Collagen is a unique protein so Neal explains its structure; what it does for the body; powders vs. bone broth; quality issues and adulteration; collagen booster supplements; how it intersects with Prop 65 in California; and as an aside, Daena has a question about cha…
 
Toothpaste with activated charcoal has swept the nation and to explain the pros and cons, Neal is joined by Dr. John Brooks. Dr. Brooks and colleagues conducted a study to examine the effects of brushing with charcoal and the short version is that it’s not doing you any good. He tells what he found out about the standards of the charcoal; why there…
 
The idea of superfoods has been buzzing for years now and one berry that truly deserves that title is the currant. To tell us about the surprising history of currants is local farmer and restaurateur, Greg Quinn. Greg is the man who got currants legalized in the US because, yes, they were made illegal over 100 years ago. Greg tells us that whole st…
 
It’s Halloween! So, today on the show, Neal is joined by Dr. Randy Rissman, founder of Maverick Family Health here in Woodstock. Randy is recently retired but he treated darn near everyone in this town for 36 years and he is here to talk horror stories in medicine. He and Neal get into causes and treatment of cancer; patient errors; doctor errors; …
 
Following up on last week’s show about flu vaccines, Neal is joined today by Health Law Scholar (among many other titles and accolades), Ana Santos Rutschman. Ana has some interesting facts about what keeps bolstering the fear of vaccines. She cites both the failings and successes of the FDA; explains the legal framework around vaccines; and breaks…
 
With flu season approaching, Neal decided to tackle flu shots head on. YOU DO NOT GET THE FLU FROM FLU SHOTS. Neal does explain the immune response that is to be expected; why the shots are yearly; whom they benefit; what is done for immunocompromised patients; the inactive ingredients that might sound scary; the nasal spray; and the fear campaign …
 
Joining Neal today is the Founder and Director of the Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, Sylla Sheppard-Hanger. Essential oils have become ubiquitous, especially in a more holistic lifestyle, but there is a proper and improper way to utilize them and it’s Sylla’s mission to make sure we know what we’re doing. She explains the details of aromathera…
 
On the show today is one of Neal’s favorite whole food vitamin creators, Dr. Vic Shayne. The doctors go in depth about why getting vitamins and minerals from actual food is so important, but along with that, it’s best to find a supplement that is closest to food should you find yourself deficient. Dr. Shayne tells us about the chemistry of consumin…
 
To follow up last week’s episode, but also in its own right, Neal is joined today by the marketing director for Theory Wellness Dispensaries in Massachusetts, Thomas Winstanley. With a Schedule 1 narcotic now legal in MA, the road to dispensing it responsibly is arduous. Thomas explains the processes to become a licensed dispensary and/or grower; t…
 
Neal has discussed many types of ‘diets’ on the show but the one thing they all have in common is cooking so today, Neal is joined by Chef Ric Orlando. Ric reminds us of why things are cooked they way they are not only to achieve great flavor, but to get the best nutrients and digestion. He recalls the by-gone importance of lunch and daily grocery …
 
Managing menopause can be tricky so joining Neal today is one of the leaders in the field, Dr. Daved Rosensweet. He tells us about the role each hormone plays and why it’s so important to find the right balance; what caused the scare of hormones and cancer; the evolution of bioidenticals; the issues caused by inconsistent care; his creation of orga…
 
Neal was on vacation with his family this week, but luckily he does monthly webinars so we thought this was a great time to share some of that content with you. This one focused on chronic inflammation. The World Health Organization states that chronic inflammatory diseases are the most significant cause of death in the world - and it will just get…
 
Joining Neal today is Dr. Albert Hirdt, DO, to talk about histamine intolerance. Most people don’t even know what is causing their symptoms so Albert tells us about why this diagnosis is so hard to pin down; what the results of methylation testing are worth; factors that lead to this condition; the factors that DON’T lead to it; the actual source o…
 
Dental hygiene is among the most important part of overall health and to examine why, Neal is joined by Dr. Claudia Patch. Claudia explains how exactly sugar leads to tooth decay; what the most important tooth care habits are to maintain as a bare minimum; the effect of acid on teeth; the safest way to whiten teeth; how to prevent periodontal disea…
 
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