Strive for Great Health Podcast

Strive for Great Health Podcast

Welcome to a weekly podcast powered by the Double Doc, Dr. Richard Harris, M.D., Pharm.D. 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 educational 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!... Show More

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March 3, 2021 37 min

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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Wow, what a way to close out 2020!  Dr. Cheng Ruan, a titan in functional and holistic medicine, joins Dr. Harris to discuss health disparities in medicine and clinical research.  The topic expands far beyond that as the doctors had an incredible vibe.  They also discuss the following topics:

➡️The COVID vaccine and reasons for and against it

➡️The most critical step in healing your body

➡️How NFL veterans and combat veterans are q...

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December 17, 2020 35 min

This episode covers the following topics:

➡️Wellness Journey - My life as a pansy

➡️Article 1 - Gene expression and brain thickness

➡️Article 2 - Subjective well-being and health behaviors

➡️Rootine Supplement - Vitamin E

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Insiders gain discounts for our other wellness services, a list of fundamental take-home points to facilitate e...

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December 14, 2020 33 min

Before The Ashes Fall is a novel and upcoming film by visionary David Serafine that presents an entirely new perspective on Alzheimer's disease. Before his groundbreaking work, few mainstream entertainment projects had focused on the disease from the vantage point of those most affected by it; the minority community. We had the pleasure of interviewing David about his work and how he plans to utilize the film and book to help r...

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December 10, 2020 29 min

This episode covers the following topics:

➡️Wellness Journey - The dancing man➡️Research Article 1 - Light therapy for brain injury➡️Research Article 2 - The microbiome influences carbohydrate metabolism➡️Rootine Supplement - Vitamin B6

Become A Strive for Great Health Insider Today: https://theghwellness.teachable.com/p/insiders. Insiders gain discounts for our other wellness services, a list of fundamental take-home points to...
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December 7, 2020 27 min

Alzheimer's disease is currently the sixth-leading cause of death in the US, and rates are predicted to triple by 2050. It is a devastating illness, and conventional medicine has made little headway in preventing or treating Alzheimer's disease. According to the literature, 40-45% of the cases are preventable, but holistic physicians think that number is underestimated. Alzheimer's has several root causes, which we di...

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December 3, 2020 35 min

This episode of Wellness Weekly covers the following topics:

➡️Wellness Journeys: Be like This episode of Wellness Weekly covers the following topics:

➡️Wellness Journeys: Be like Bain!

➡️Article 1: Maternal diabetes and risk of offspring cardiovascular disease in early adulthood

➡️Article 2: Organic food and reduced pesticide exposure

➡️Supplement: Vitamin C

 

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November 30, 2020 27 min

Acne is a common condition affecting millions of Americans of all ages. While usually regarded as a cosmetic issue, acne can be the herald of a much deeper problem hiding within the body. The skin is a beautiful organ with numerous functions, and dysregulation in its function can cause acne.

This episode discusses the skin's functions, how acne forms, the root cause of acne, and how you can holistically heal your skin.

Become A...

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November 26, 2020 31 min

Welcome to the first installment of our new weekly podcast segment, Wellness Weekly.

We have combined Wellness Journey Monday, Research Tuesday/Thursday, & Supplement Saturday into one video/audio segment for your listening pleasure (previously these segments were only on YouTube).

This episode covers:

Wellness Journeys: H.E.R.O Acronym & Psychological Resilience

Research Article 1: Smoking, Brain Inflammation, & ...

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