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When Medicine Meets Mother Nature: Exploring the Synergy of Nutraceuticals and Pharmaceuticals with Dr. Lara Zakaria

When Medicine Meets Mother Nature: Exploring the Synergy of Nutraceuticals and Pharmaceuticals with Dr. Lara Zakaria

Update: 2023-09-18
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In today's episode with Dr. Lara Zakaria, you’ll hear us take a deep dive on:

  1. Balancing medication and nutrition for optimal health

  2. Understanding drug-herb interactions

  3. Enhancing medication efficacy with functional foods

  4. Nutrient interactions with pharmaceuticals

  5. Nutrition and lifestyle strategies for managing depression

  6. Factors contributing to chronic anemia

  7. Improving mental health with a Mediterranean diet and gut health support

Lara is an Integrative Pharmacist, Certified Nutrition Specialist, and IFM Certified Practitioner (IFMCP). With over two decades dedicated to community pharmacy and retail, she seamlessly blends her expertise with more than ten years in integrative Functional Medicine, emphasizing nutritional strategies and plans.

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Timestamps

00:00 - Intro

02:15 - Who is Dr. Lara Zakaria?

07:28 - The Medicine Cabinet Overhaul program

11:52 - The dual side of St. John's wort

17:33 - Polyphenols in pain management

23:45 - The role of pharmacists in optimizing medication use

28:12 - Understanding drug-food interactions

32:23 - Assess thyroid function by measuring TSH levels

38:00 - Comprehensive thyroid evaluation

42:48 - The importance of iodine and selenium in thyroid health

48:44 - Vitamin D, melatonin, and magnesium: The triad of optimal health

50:35 - Statins' benefits, controversies, and nutritional synergies

55:55 - Rethinking SSRIs in depression treatment

01:01:26 - Nutritional strategies and stress management for combating depression

01:06:52 - Microbiome, inflammation, and mental health

01:11:03 - Where can you find Dr. Lara Zakaria?


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When Medicine Meets Mother Nature: Exploring the Synergy of Nutraceuticals and Pharmaceuticals with Dr. Lara Zakaria

When Medicine Meets Mother Nature: Exploring the Synergy of Nutraceuticals and Pharmaceuticals with Dr. Lara Zakaria

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