Wellness Upside Down

Wellness Upside Down

Dr. Neal Smoller, PharmD is a pharmacist, supplement strategist, and “medical mythbuster” who simplifies the science of true holistic health so regular people can make confident decisions and get better results. Dr. Neal believes the health and wellness industries have put profits over people for too long. Dr. Neal is a fed-up pharmacist who helps people navigate the Wild West of wellness. He has much to offer, but ultimately, his goal is to create supplement-savvy consumers: training regular people to quiet conquer the chaos so they can choose and use natural health products as part of a lifelong holistic health strategy that works. This podcast, Wellness Upside Down, guides people through their own personal journeys using Dr. Neal's methodology for true holistic care, The Holistic Standard. Dr. Neal Smoller is not all talk, he's a practicing holistic pharmacist, located in the most famous small town in the world: Woodstock, New York. Dr. Neal is joined occasionally by expert guests and joined semi-regularly with his co-host, Mark Decicco, founder of RTD Fitness. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/wellnessupsidedown. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


March 17, 2023 39 min

Struggling to fall or stay asleep? Melatonin is often overused in the US and prescription-only in most countries, but are there better alternatives? Discover how to improve your sleep naturally with Dr. Neal Smoller's expert advice. Simplify the complex topic of sleep and get the tips you need to manage it for your overall health and wellbeing. Watch now and wake up feeling refreshed!

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Welcome to this week's exciting episode! Dr. Neal Smoller, your expert holistic pharmacist and supplement strategist, shares his wealth of knowledge on collagen, covering EVERYTHING you need to know about this amazing supplement. Discover why collagen is essential for everyone, learn the truth about whether or not it really works, and find out how much you should be taking for optimal health. Plus, explore the incredible benefits o...

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March 3, 2023 28 min

Welcome to another exciting episode! Join Dr. Neal Smoller as we chat with Mark DeCicco, a weight loss success story and fitness expert from RTD Fitness, who shares his expertise on the science of stretching. Discover how to increase your body's range of motion with the best stretches for everyone, and learn the three principles of stretching that will help you achieve a healthier, stronger body. Don't miss out on this informative ...

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February 24, 2023 44 min
Continuing from the first Book of Mark episode, discover the inspirational weight loss journey of Mark DeCicco in this gripping episode, as he shares his incredible transformation from a staggering 400 lbs, to his current healthy weight. Despite being rejected twice, Mark achieved his weight loss goal through stretching and was finally cleared for gastric bypass surgery. In this video, he sheds light on the challenges faced by over...

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February 17, 2023 33 min
Looking for a story time video about a medical professional's first-hand experience with Covid-19? Watch as Dr. Neal Smoller shares his personal journey, including how he contracted the virus despite years of immunity, his symptoms, treatment protocol, and the three valuable lessons he learned that can only be gained through personal experience. Get expert insights from a trusted source and discover the true impact of this global p...

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February 10, 2023 61 min

Discover the secrets to choosing only the best supplements! Do you know if the supplement industry is regulated by the FDA? Are you worried about misinformation in the supplement industry? Watch Dr. Neal Smoller's expert insights on how to navigate the supplement industry with ease! In this video, he reveals his Supplement Quality Standard model and gives you the tools you need to avoid being misled by hype and propaganda. Don't mi...

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February 3, 2023 30 min
Learn the truth about juice cleanses, dairy alternatives, and the nutrition and wellness industry from expert Dr. Neal Smoller. Discover if juice cleanses are the right way to detox and if juices are truly the best source of nutrition. Find out if dairy alternatives can measure up to the nutritional benefits of milk. Don't miss this informative episode!

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January 27, 2023 56 min

Are drinking shakes and smoothies healthy? Can you lose weight from drinking shakes? Learn the secrets of making the best shakes and smoothies for you with Dr. Neal Smoller and Registered Dietitians Katie Leahy and Gianna Masi. 

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January 20, 2023 52 min
Learn the secrets to eating well with Dr. Neal Smoller and Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist Ilyse Simon. Discover how to build a healthy nutritional lifestyle, the importance of macronutrients, and which foods to eat and avoid. Find out how often you should eat and the essential macronutrients you need in every meal. Improve your diet and nutrition with this must-watch video!

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Are New Year's Resolutions actually harmful to our mental health? In this video, we discuss the psychological impacts of setting goals and the consequences of attaching self-worth to the results. Learn how to find your true value and create long-term habits that lead to success. With tips from Dr. Neal Smoller and clinical psychologist Dr. Lawrence Dresdale, this is the perfect watch for anyone looking to thrive in the new year. Do...

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January 6, 2023 72 min

Dr. Neal Smoller dives deep and honest with his hair transplant experience, from finding a doctor, exploring FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) and FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) options, getting the surgery, finding himself stuck with a vibrator, a needle in his scalp, AND getting too high on nitrous at the same time, to the healing process in entirety! No matter if you’re interested in getting a hair transplant done, or if you’re...

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December 30, 2022 33 min
With 2022 coming to an end, Dr. Neal Smoller and Mark DeCicco discuss the best episodes of Wellness Upside Down in the last year, covering topics from mental health, Mark’s weight loss, discipline as a skill set, how heart disease is formed, and cracking down wholefood multivitamin’s fraudulent schemes! Dr. Neal also talks about what you can expect in the coming year of 2023. Happy New Year folks, and we will see you soon!

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December 23, 2022 39 min

Dr. Neal Smoller and Mark DeCicco take it mostly lighthearted and funny today for a special Christmas episode! They discuss their favorite Christmas movies of all time, Neal’s encounter with Buster Poindexter, how Mark’s wife HATES comedy, how to celebrate the holidays safely, and what you need to expect with the “Tridemic” during this holiday season. Mark even challenges Hallmark Christmas movies lovers, oh how dare he!


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How are multivitamins really made? Do nutrients from vitamins replace food? What does whole food vitamins even mean? Supplement manufacturers make you think that they create vitamins by using raw organic whole foods, taking their essence and squeezing it into a nice little capsule for your convenience. They make you think that by taking these little capsules of miracle, you have taken in all the fruits and vegetables you need for t...

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December 9, 2022 37 min

Did you know that by simply not drinking enough water, you can experience headaches, fatigue, cramps, and dizziness? What are all the factors when it comes down to how much water you should be drinking? Can you drink too much water?

In this episode, Dr. Neal Smoller and Mark DeCicco discuss the importance of drinking water, and how that impacts your gut health, physical performance during exercise, and day to day functioning. Th...

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December 2, 2022 63 min

Did you know that most illnesses are PREVENTABLE just by lifestyle modifications? That includes cancer, heart disease, stroke, and all the number one killer diseases in the United States. Did you know that taking supplements makes NO DIFFERENCE to your health UNTIL you start optimizing your wellness practices?

In This Episode, Dr. Neal Smoller and Mark DeCicco discusses all about heart disease, the statistics, how it is formed,...

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November 20, 2022 44 min
Happy Thanksgiving folks! What comes with holiday season, of course, are all the mouthwatering food, desserts, and the extra 20lbs by the end of the weekend! This supposedly inevitable truth has been engrained in us ever since we first had that mouthful of turkey stuffing. Or perhaps the question becomes…How can we control our food intake and calories during holiday seasons? How can we maintain our health regimen and practice welln...

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November 18, 2022 62 min
In this episode, Dr. Neal and Mark discuss the importance of being productive when it comes to all aspects of your life such as your work, your health, and your mental well-being, but also how having the necessary management systems and plans in place will help you keep your productivity on track. Plus, they go over the often never-ending and sometimes long and lengthy, “to-do” lists! How to approach them, how to manage them, and h...

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November 11, 2022 62 min

In this episode, Dr. Neal and Mark DeCicco discuss the boosting of your immune system, the true and false ideas behind it, and the pathways to go from suboptimal to optimal health, and how to stay there.

Plus Neal and Mark dive even deeper and talk about the… “oh-no!” ...topic of vaccinations ::GASP::, COVID, diet, exercise and the “superhero” mentality people want to reach. Listen now to boost your mind!

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November 2, 2022 64 min
Dr. Neal and Mark continue the discussion about multivitamins, but this time they go over buying tips, their safety, and the assumptions people have about them. Plus, they go over the side effects of supplements, what “targeted” vitamins are, and the real dangers of taking too many multivitamins. There is so much we don’t know about multivitamins, so much that they needed more than one podcast to talk about them, so tune in to part...

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