Strive for Great Health Podcast

Strive for Great Health Podcast

Welcome to a weekly podcast powered by the Double Doc, Richard Harris, M.D., Pharm.D., MBA. Dr. Harris is a board-certified pharmacist and holistic internal medicine physician in Houston, Texas. Dr. Harris' passion is to educate; his podcast focuses on research-based health and wellness information backed by the principles of functional medicine and the ancestral lifestyle. Dr. Harris motto is Strive for Great Health which sounds simple. However, there is a lot of conflicting information presented by so many so-called experts that people are confused about what is actually healthy. Pull up a chair, get comfy and listen to the Double Doc drop potent bits of information about what is actually in your best health interests and what you should be doing to achieve your health goals. Wellness to Dr. Harris is a holistic approach and as a partner in an education consulting firm that specializes in curricula for social-emotional learning and mental fortitude, and a consultant for several start-up companies, the nature of the podcast will reflect Dr. Harris' wide variety of interests and expertise. One of the episodes each month will feature Dr. Harris and a special guest as they discuss topics ranging from healthcare to technology to business to interesting perspectives. We aim to be your go-to health and wellness resource as you progress on your wellness journey!

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April 27, 2021 39 min

46% of people say they cannot live without their cell phones.  Wait, that's crazy; almost half of us equate not having a digital device to life and death!  Cell phones and social media can be fantastic tools when used correctly, but there is a dark side.  Digital health is a fundamental component of health and wellness; however, it's often neglected.

In this episode, we dive into the effects that social media and digital te...

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What if I told you that you could live a longer, healthier life, improve your sleep and exercise performance, sharpen your focus and cognition, protect your nerves, and reduce inflammation all with a teaspoon a day? Carbon nanomaterial scientist Chris Burres, the co-founder of My Vital C, joins the Strive for Great Health Podcast to discuss Carbon 60 (C60) and how this exceptional molecule is revolutionizing health and wellness.

 

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Our monthly wellness review is back with four different topics designed to empower you to take control of your health!

➡️ Wellness Journey: Well, that was unexpected

➡️ Article 1: Tai Chi and exercise for better sleep

➡️ Article 2: Is the food you're eating beneficial or harmful for your microbiome

➡️ Rootine Supplement: Calcium

 

Lifestyle Medicine with Dr. Harris

The Ultimate Wellness Course: https://theghwellness.teachable.c...

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Skincare expert Danny Neifert joins the Strive for Great Health Podcast to talk about all that she has learned in aesthetics and why she has such a passion for holistic skincare. Many products and procedures that we do every day are harming the skin and prematurely aging the skin. Danny sought a better and more natural way for skincare and founded Skin Harmonics. Now she helps people every day experience truly youthful and healthy ...

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Metabolism, it's a word that we all know, yet like most things, metabolism can be a very complex subject.  Researchers get their PH.D.'s in various aspects of metabolism. Metabolism covers numerous processes in the body, but the one we attribute to the word the most is the generation of energy from food.  How we effectively generate energy determines much of our overall mental and physical health.  There are numerous reason...

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March 23, 2021 43 min

World renown metabolism and physiology researcher Dr. Benjamin Bikman joins the Strive for Great Health Podcast to discuss a widespread root cause of chronic diseases. 30% of Americans have impairments in metabolism and sugar processing. In medicine, we call this insulin resistance, and it is at the root of numerous diseases, including Alzheimer's, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and more. Dr. Bikman shares how he got...

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Happy March!  This episode is our monthly wellness review, where we cover four different topics.

In this episode, we discuss:

➡️Wellness Journey: What is "healthy"

➡️Article 1: It's time to talk about the COVID-19 pandemic as a cardiometabolic phenomena

➡️Article 2: Mindfulness and improvements in migraine headaches

➡️ Supplement Discussion: Copper

 

Lifestyle Medicine with Dr. Harris

The Ultimate Wellness Course: https...

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March 10, 2021 47 min

We are obsessed with perfection, winning, and making things look easy or effortless.  This obsession is at the heart of why so many of our goals go unfulfilled.  Life is about balance; it's about intentionality, not being perfect.  We welcome Amy Connell, host of the Graced Health Podcast, to discuss how we approach everyday health and wellness.

In this episode, we discuss:

➡️Why intentional is the goal, not perfection

➡️Why th...

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Thyroid abnormalities are widespread, and unfortunately, the root cause of the abnormalities are usually not sought after. Many reasons can disrupt the normal functions and processes of this little gland. Don't let the thyroid's size fool you; it plays an immense role in our overall health and well-being. In this episode, we discuss:

➡️What the thyroid is

➡️What are its functions

➡️What nutrients are essential to thyroid fu...

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February 24, 2021 30 min

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The obesity epidemic is raging out of control, and the horizon appears to be very dark. By 2030 it is estimated that nearly 50% of American adults will be obese. Excess body fat is linked to numerous chronic diseases, including cancer, infertility, thyroid abnormalities, diabetes, stroke, Alzheimer's, and more. Dr. Harris is joined by Dr. Trent ...

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February 17, 2021 37 min

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We have moved our Podcast back to a once-weekly release every Wednesday. The wellness weekly segments are now monthly wellness reviews. They follow the same formats as the wellness weekly with four distinct parts: Wellness Journeys, two different research articles, and a supplement discussion. This month's review discussed the following:

➡️ We...

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The most important decision regarding our health that we make every day is what we decide to use to fuel our bodies.  Nutrition is the king of wellness; exercise is the queen.  What we use to fuel our bodies; what we use as nourishment can either heal/prevent disease or be the root cause of disease.  Culinary medicine is all about using food to nurture and prevent, treat, and reverse disease.

Dr. Michaela Ginn joins the podcast to ...

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February 3, 2021 38 min

We are always on the lookout for new evidence-based technology, and one of the things taking the wellness world by storm is Infrared Sauna Therapy a form of energy therapy (pun intended). This episode dives into the following:

➡️ What is Infrared Light➡️ How it benefits our health➡️ Side effects/cautions of Infrared Therapy➡️ How to prepare to use the sauna & when not to use it➡️ What to look for when buying a home Infrared Sau...

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This was an enjoyable episode to record as I am joined by my good friend James Brown, The CEO of EncourageX. One of the things that we both agree is crucial but missing from today's society is encouragement. We rarely uplift others and instead default to criticism and negativity. In this episode, we discuss the following topics and more:

➡️The importance of encouragement throughout life

➡️What encouragement has done for us

➡️Th...

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January 21, 2021 33 min

We discuss the following topics in this episode:

➡️Wellness Journey – Letting go

➡️Article 1 – The link between advertising and obesity

➡️Article 2 – Brown fat & cardiometabolic risk

➡️Rootine Supplement – Zinc

 

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One of the many questions I get asked is, what is it like to be a doctor? Trained in internal medicine, Dr. Curtis Okpara joins the show for us to discuss what it's like to work in the hospital, how important work-life balance is to us, what has happened to physician autonomy, and how Dr. Okpara is educating the world about what goes on with us physicians behind the white coat. It's a candid conversation about the things we...

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January 15, 2021 56 min

We dive into the following topics in this episode:

➡️Wellness Journey – Self Care➡️Article 1 – What happens if you immobilize one arm and exercise the other➡️Article 2 – Ketosis as a treatment for COVID-19➡️Rootine Supplement – MSM (methylsulfonylmethane)

 

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Insomnia and sleep disorders are incredibly prevalent in America. Nearly 70 million Americans have a sleep disorder, insomnia being chief amongst them. 30% of adults report experiencing short term insomnia; 10% report long term insomnia (nearly 33 million adults!). It is recommended that we get 7-9 hours of sleep, yet 35% of adults get less than the recommended amount of sleep. Insomnia, anxiety, and depression rates increased in 2...

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January 7, 2021 36 min

Our first Wellness Weekly of the new year starts off with a bang.  We cover the following topics in this episode:

➡️Wellness Journey – COVID hits the Harris household➡️Article 1 – Vitamin D co-administration with probiotics➡️Article 2 – Fat mass and risk of death➡️Rootine Supplement – Alpha Lipoic Acid

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January 4, 2021 43 min

It's that time of year; you know, the one where everyone makes a New Year resolution to lose weight, or eat healthy, or save money. Every year we make resolutions, and every year we don't quite reach the lofty goal we set. There's nothing wrong with having big audacious goals, even during a pandemic. The effects of COVID-19 have made now the most crucial time in history to achieve those self-care and wellness goals. So ...

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