The Preventive Medicine Podcast podkast

The Preventive Medicine Podcast

Ragav Sharma, DO

Addressing America’s healthcare crisis through the lens of prevention.

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    Setting Yourself Up For Successful Sleep – Jade Wu, PhD


    There's more to sleep than sleeping disorders! Dr. Jade Wu is a clinical psychologist specializing in sleeping psychology, and unlike Dr. Winter, takes a non-pharmacologic or interventional approach to sleep. Given her Phd in clinical psychology, Dr. Wu uses behavioral therapies to help individuals improve their sleep. Aside from her clinical work, Dr. Wu is also a very well-regarded presenter, speaker, and consultant for companies as well as making appearances on many well-known TV shows, podcasts, and other media outlets. She is also an active researcher in the field of sleeping disorders in chronic illnesses while being a reviewer for sleep related journals. In this episode, we talk about the basics of sleep, why people develop poor habits around sleep, how sleep affects and may be affected by chronic illnesses, and the power of behavioral therapies in helping others sleep. Near the end of the podcast we break down how to construct a sleeping routine and what might be done to mitigate the influence of various lifestyles on sleep. Check it out! Dr. Wu's Social Media: Instagram Twitter Link Show Outline What drove you to getting a PhD in clinical psychology and how did you get interested in sleep science? What is sleep psychology? What does preventive medicine mean to you? Briefly what are the stages of sleep? How does poor sleep quality or quantity affect the risk of chronic disease? Does it provide a minimal risk that can be mitigated through other means or a large risk that cannot be mitigated? How does sleep change in those already battling chronic disease including mental illness? You discuss that you provide non-medication solutions to help people improve their sleep, what does this include? What does good sleep hygiene look like? How do you create a sustainable sleep schedule? What can someone do to mitigate their risk of insufficient sleep that might not be able to get enough sleep due to other stressors in their life - financial stressors, familial stressors, safety stressors, etc? Not getting enough seems to have become a cultural symbol of working hard despite it's ill effects and is often celebrated. How do we reverse this trend? If someone asks you how to get healthy while you're waiting for a coffee at Starbucks, what do you tell them in 2 minutes? Join our Mailing List HERE: Mailchimp
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    Why Can’t I Sleep? Navigating Your Night – Chris Winter, MD


    Sleep is something we all do for about a third of our lives but rarely think to work on. We just sleep, that's all there is to it, right? Dr. Chris Winters is board certified in both neurology and sleep medicine with a mission of helping everyone with their sleep. He has authored two books on the topic, is a well renowned speaker, consultant for major companies, and has worked with numerous professional sports organizations in improving the sleep of their players. Beyond that he owns his own practice where he helps people from all walks of life overcome their sleep difficulties.  In this episode, we discuss the connection between sleep and preventive medicine before diving into the various issues people may have with their sleep. We talk about sleeping disorders, the risks of insufficient sleep, the relationships between various diseases and sleep, as well as medical approaches to improving people's sleep. This episode is packed with information so you're not going to want to fall asleep during this one! Dr. Winters' Social Media: Instagram Twitter Link Show Outline: How did you get interested in sleep medicine and what do you do on a day to day basis as a sleep specialist and neurologist? What does preventive medicine mean to you? What are the most common sleeping disorders and how do they develop? Ex. diabetes comes from insulin resistance and hormonal dysregulation How does someone know whether or not they might have a sleeping disorder vs. another medical problem such as thyroid disease? One of the common sentiments people have is to work hard (sleep less) when younger and can rest later. Can you make up a sleep debt or is the damage done? Can you combat sleep debt in other ways if you have a demanding job or are in certain societal contexts? What is the relationship between sleep and neural diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, dementia, etc. What are the dangers of children not getting enough sleep and what can parents do with a school system that isn't always designed with their schedules in mind? What pharmaceutical or interventional approaches are there to improving sleep? How does sleep affect body composition and performance? If someone asks you how to get healthier while you're at a Starbucks waiting for your coffee, what do you tell them in 2 minutes? Join our Mailing List HERE: Mailchimp
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    Battling the Unbeatable Mammoth of Malignancy – Mark Lewis, MD


    Not only is he an oncologist, but a survivor of cancer himself. Dr. Lewis completed his training in hematology and oncology at the Mayo Clinic before becoming a cancer specialist focusing on gastrointestinal tumors. However, not only did Dr. Lewis learn about cancer from the physician standpoint, but from the patient standpoint himself as he was diagnosed and treated for a rare cancer himself while in training. Given his unique perspectives, Dr. Lewis is able to provide incredibly valuable insight into what we can and can't do about our cancer risk. In this episode, we discuss the basics of cancer, what we can do to reduce our risk of cancer, what is under our control, and what we should leave up to the powers that be. We also talk about what is and isn't evidence based when it comes to "alternative" treatments, various products, supplements, diets, and exercise as they relate to cancer prevention and treatment. Let us know what you think of this episode! Dr. Lewis' Social Media: Twitter Link Show Outline How did you get into the field of oncology and what do you do on a daily basis?What does preventive medicine mean to you?What is cancer, what are the risk factors for that we can control? What can't we control?Why don't we screen more robustly for cancer, why do we screen for some things (colon cancer, breast cancer) but not for others (lung cancer, uterine cancer, etc)?You not only treat cancers but have also been a patient. What is MEN1 and when should people know whether or not they need to be tested for these rarer cancers?How big of an impact does diet have on cancer risk? Exercise?With cancer comes a lot of psuedoscientific supplements and protocols, are there any that actually provide some benefit?Many people claim that many materials we use such as plastics are carcinogenic and we just don't know about it yet. Is there any truth to these or is it just fear mongering?If you're waiting for your coffee at Starbucks and someone asks you how to avoid cancer, what do you tell them in 2 minutes? Join our Mailing List HERE: Mailchimp
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    A Heavyweight of Nutrition on What Really Matters – Danny Lennon, MS


    I don't listen to many podcasts anymore but one that remains in the rotation consistently is Sigma Nutrition Radio founded and hosted by Danny Lennon. Danny holds a master’s degree (MSc.) in Nutritional Sciences from University College Cork and has quickly become a heavyweight in the world of nutrition. In addition to his role at Sigma Nutrition, Danny is a member of the advisory board of the Sports Nutrition Association, on the scientific board of Legion Athletics, and an international lecturer. He's the real deal. In a world of nutritional partisanship, Danny aims to explore the nuances of nutrition through an unbiased perspective reporting the research as is. He has interviewed world experts in nutrition, consistently reads the literature himself, and keeps the bigger picture in mind making him one of the most respected authorities in the world of Nutrition. In our conversation, we discuss what really matters in nutrition, how to simplify nutrition for the average person, and address common pieces of misinformation and pseudoscience. This is a do-not-miss episode, I hope you enjoy it! Danny's Social Media: Instagram Twitter Link Episode Outline Tell us a little bit about yourself and why you do what you do? What does preventive medicine mean to you! Where did the idea for sigma nutrition come from and what accomplishment through Sigma are you most proud of? Out of the context of weight loss, are all calories the same? Is a calorie a calorie regardless of the source? What is the importance of diet vs. exercise when it comes to health and longevity? Do they have unique benefits or do they always go hand-in-hand? There are so many specific nutrient-based questions that people encounter in their daily lives (i.e. how much salt should I be eating, should I be supplementing with vitamin d, etc) - how do they know what matters and what doesn't? Is there any credibility to food intolerance tests? Why do some people seem to find benefit in avoiding certain foods? What is the basis for creating a sustainable diet and how would you coach someone through in approaching their diet? If you're at a coffee shop and someone asks you how to get healthy, what do you tell them in 2 minutes while you're waiting? Join our Mailing List HERE: Mailchimp
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    Lived Experiences and Obstacles in Obesity – Ragav Sharma, DO and Jonathan Alessi


    Obesity is a topic we have discussed several times on the podcast including a recent deep dive into the subject. However, we have nearly always approached it with the birds-eye view merely talking about it or others with it. In this episode, Jon and I dive into our own stories and experiences with obesity having both lost nearly 90 pounds at one point. Jon and I discuss our motivations for weight loss, our journey, how we navigated various obstacles along the way, our current weight status, and our current and future views on obesity. We hope this episode is relatable to those dealing with obesity serving as both an informative and inspirational roll to those currently in a similar situation.  Jon's Social Media: Instagram Twitter Ragav's Social Media: Instagram Twitter Link Show Outline Weight loss in the context of preventive medicine. How much does it help? Does everyone need to lose weight? Why is weight loss so hard? How much weight did we lose and over how much time? What methods did we use and what successes and failures did we find? What physical barriers did we face in weight loss? What mental barriers in weight loss? Was the weight loss sustained? What do we currently weigh? What advice do we have for people out there who are currently trying to lose weight? Join our Mailing List HERE: Mailchimp
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    Exploring the Obesity Epidemic – Mike Albert, MD


    Obesity is at the root of many preventable causes of both morbidity and mortality. Despite addressing obesity in several episodes, we decided it was time to dedicate an entire episode to it featuring Dr. Mike Albert who is board certified in both internal medicine and obesity medicine. He is also the host of the Impossible Healthcare Podcast as well as Co-founder and CMO of the newly founded Accomplish Health! In this episode, we talk about Dr. Albert's path to obesity medicine before taking the deep dive into the why, what, and how's of obesity. We also discuss potential solutions to the obesity epidemic including what innovators and entrepreneurs can contribute! Dr. Albert's Social Media: Twitter Link Show Outline: Question 1: Tell us a little bit about yourself and why you decided to pursue medicine, specifically your field? Question 2: What does preventive medicine mean to you? Question 3: What is your definition of obesity? Question 4: Why does the incidence of obesity continue to rise and why has this never been a problem before for humans? Question 5: How do we identify those at risk for obesity and help them avoid it? Is this even something that can feasibly be done? Question 6: What is the ultimate goal of treating obesity and what have you seen to be the most effective strategies? Question 7: Can you talk about the role of exercise versus diet in the context of the various energy expenditure models?  Question 8: What is semaglutide and have you seen success with it? Question 9: Why is it so hard to maintain weight loss? what can we do as physicians to help people keep weight off? Question 10: At this point, do we have more questions or answers? What does it take to move forward with putting a dent in the obesity epidemic? Question 11: I know that you're into entrepreneurship and innovation within the healthcare space, what can entrepreneurs do to help in the obesity epidemic. What are you seeing in this space? Question 12: If someone asks you how to get healthy while you're waiting for your coffee at starbucks, what do you tell them in 2 minutes Join our Mailing List HERE: Mailchimp
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    What is Preventive Medicine? – Ragav Sharma, DO


    In every episode we ask our guests, "what does preventive medicine mean to you" and get a variety of answers. In fact, we recently had a post on Instagram that included all of the answers in one graphic. Beyond that question, we don't explore the question further and get straight into the topic at hand. In this episode, Ragav goes in depth into the question of what preventive medicine means from various different perspectives to create a comprehensive picture. He discusses his interest in preventive medicine, the different "branches" of preventive care, and what we can do to bring it all together to improve people's lives. Let us know what you think of this episode! The contents of this episode do not reflect that of Ragav's employer and all statements and opinions are his alone. This podcast is not intended for medical advice in any way. Ragav's Social Media: Instagram Twitter Link Show Notes USPSTF Screening Recommendations: Episodes mentioned during this podcast: - Dr. Austin Baraki: - Dr. Mitesh Patel: - Leah Lutz: Show Outline: What got Ragav into preventive medicine and his experiences with medicine What preventive medicine means to Ragav The three perspectives on preventive medicine - institutional medicine vs. health and fitness vs. general population Creating the perfect blend of preventive medicine Join our Mailing List HERE: Mailchimp
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    No Bullsh*t Musculoskeletal Care – Adam Meakins


    When it comes to sports science and musculoskeletal care, there are not many people with as much experience as Adam Meakins. Inspired by his curiosity and passion, Adam has continued gaining experience throughout his entire career first as a trainer before becoming a physiotherapist practicing in the UK. Since then, he has become a world-wide authority on musculoskeletal care giving international seminars, being a published author in peer-reviewed journals, and even an author for a textbook. He is also the host of his own podcast - the NAF podcast which I personally listen to! In this episode, we discuss Adam's straightforward and experienced approach to risk reduction in the field of MSK care. We discuss his thoughts on promoting prevention in the field, manual therapy, proper exercise prescriptions, and his own recent back injury. This is a fun episode, hope you enjoy! Adam's Social Media: Instagram Twitter Podcast Topics Discussed: How did you chose on the path of becoming a physiotherapist and where does your passion for MSK care come from? What does preventive medicine mean to you? Physical therapy is often used after an injury, how can it be used for prevention? You are a well known critic of manual therapy despite being trained in it and previously using it, when did you flip the switch? Is manual therapy (including scraping, cupping, adjustments, etc) ever beneficial for preventing or treating sport related injuries? How do you write a proper prescription for exercise for patients and who should be writing it? Is it more important to start exercising or perfect your form first? Where do you draw the balance between the two? What is "natural history" and how do you tell whether something will heal on its own or not? Work in back injury with this If someone asks you how to get healthy at a coffee shop, what do you tell them in 2 minutes? Join our Mailing List HERE: (and get a free template) Mailchimp
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    The Wacky World of Endocrinology – Karl Nadolsky, DO


    Hormones are some of the most confusing aspects of human physiology. Due to their complexity a lot of psuedoscience and misinformation surrounds them giving rise to pervasive false ideas about what hormones are and what they do. Well, luckily medicine has an entire field dedicated to hormones in endocrinology! However, Dr. Karl Nadolsky is not only an endocrinologist but also holds board certification in internal medicine and obesity medicine on top of being a board certified endocrinologist. Furthermore, he is a doctor that definitely lifts and a huge proponent of resistance training and fitness in general as a part of a health lifestyle. In this episode, we discuss Dr. Nadolsky's background in athletics, the field of endocrinology as a whole, obesity, diabetes, and "hormonal dysfunction." There was a lot to go over in this episode including the foundations of obesity and diabetes as well as dispelling many of the common myths out there regarding hormones. We hope you enjoy this episode! Dr. Nadolsky's Social Media: Instagram Twitter Link Show Links: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: Show Outline: Question 1: How did you get into medicine and when did you start Question 2: What is endocrinology and what do you do on a day-to-day basis? Question 3: What does preventive medicine mean to you? Question 4: Despite so many Americans being obese, we still don't seem to have a good grasp of obesity. What is obesity? Question 5: How do we prevent obesity and what can we do to combat it from the individual and institutional perspective? Question 6: What is type 2 diabetes, how does it develop, and what are ways that we can prevent it? Question 7: Is type 2 diabetes a reversible disease? How do we go about doing it? Question 8: The thyroid is often blamed for weight related issues, when can the thyroid actually be blamed and how do you know if you need to get it checked out? Question 9: Many people claim that various diets and other interventions improve their hormonal profile. Is there any validity to the effects of diets or other materials on hormones? Question 10: If you're in a coffee shop and someone asks you, "How do I get healthy," what do you tell them in 2 minutes? Join our Mailing List HERE: Mailchimp
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    One Year Anniversary Episode!


    There's no guest this episode. Just gratitude! We're turned 1 year old on August 1st, 2021 and could not be more thankful for your support in this endeavor. In this episode, Ragav talks about the podcast from its beginnings until now, significant events and milestones along the way, and it's future path. Ragav also talks about some of the behind the scenes in recording episodes as well as giving an overview of each of the episodes for those that might not have had a chance to go through all of our 30 episodes thus far. We are incredible fortunate to have received the support we have and will continue making high-quality content on preventive medicine! Thank you for listening! Our Social Media: Instagram Twitter Link Join our Mailing List HERE: Mailchimp

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