54 episodes

Welcome to the Optimization Academy Podcast! Here I will be interviewing some of my favorite innovators in the health care industry and beyond. We will be sharing tips and information on how to become the most powerful version of yourself using naturopathic and integrative medicine, fitness, nutrition, and more. Together we will give you the tools to be informed and empowered!

Dr. Greg Jones is Naturopathic Physician, Navy Vet, Reformed Engineer, and Grumpy Dog Dad. His mission in medicine is to shift the conversation away from "sick" care to true healthiness and wellness.

Optimization Academy with Dr. Greg Jones Dr. Greg Jones

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 8 Ratings

Welcome to the Optimization Academy Podcast! Here I will be interviewing some of my favorite innovators in the health care industry and beyond. We will be sharing tips and information on how to become the most powerful version of yourself using naturopathic and integrative medicine, fitness, nutrition, and more. Together we will give you the tools to be informed and empowered!

Dr. Greg Jones is Naturopathic Physician, Navy Vet, Reformed Engineer, and Grumpy Dog Dad. His mission in medicine is to shift the conversation away from "sick" care to true healthiness and wellness.

    53. Your Health, Custom Made: Compounding Pharmacy 101

    53. Your Health, Custom Made: Compounding Pharmacy 101

    My guest today, Tenille Davis, is a leading voice in the realm of pharmacy compounding. She serves as the Chief Advocacy Officer for the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding and sits on the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy. With a robust background from Civic Center Pharmacy to advocacy, Tenille brings a wealth of experience to today's discussion on the intricate landscape of compounding pharmacies.

    In this episode, we delve into the following topics and more:
    - What is Pharmacy Compounding?
    - Comparing Clinical, Commercial, and Compound Pharmacies
    - The Essentials of 503A and 503B Regulations
    - Bulk Drug Substance Categories under 503A
    - Advocacy Efforts in Pharmacy Compounding
    - Technological Advances in Compounding

    As always, thanks for tuning in!

    *****Learn More about Tenille and the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding: https://a4pc.org/

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    • 51 min
    52. Clear Vision, Clearer Arteries: Revolutionizing Heart Health with AI: The Cleerly Way

    52. Clear Vision, Clearer Arteries: Revolutionizing Heart Health with AI: The Cleerly Way

    Welcome Dr. James Min, founder of Cleerly, an AI based software that evaluates the presence, type, and amount of plaque in heart vessels using images from a coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA). This revolutionary approach is being used by providers to assess their patient’s risk for heart attack and to provide personalized treatment recommendations.

    In this episode we are discussing the following topics and more:

    The inspiration behind Cleerly and its role in detecting and predicting heart disease (00:00 - 09:47)
    The science of plaque and heart disease (09:48 - 14:23)
    Overview of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) and its role in detecting coronary artery disease. (14:24 - 18:05)
    How does Cleerly work with CCTA images to assess heart disease risk, including the analysis of plaque type and amount (18:06 - 21:00)
    Who should get a Cleerly analysis? (21:00 - 39:00)

    As always, thanks for watching!

    *****Learn More about Cleerly: https://cleerlyhealth.com/

    *****Click here to subscribe to my channel:  
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM2Jjqb7MqtZ7VDIuRjguLA/?sub_confirmation=1  
     
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    • 39 min
    51. Navigating the Transition: Perimenopause Explained with Dr. Angela DeRosa

    51. Navigating the Transition: Perimenopause Explained with Dr. Angela DeRosa

    Welcome back to The Optimization Academy with Dr. Greg Jones where I interview some of my favorite innovators in Medicine, Health, Fitness, and Beyond! 

    Welcome Dr. Angela DeRosa to the show. Dr. DeRosa stands out as a beacon of knowledge and empowerment. With over 25 years in the medical field, Dr. DeRosa has dedicated her career to enhancing the understanding of hormonal health, advocating for an integrative approach that combines the best of conventional and alternative care. Founder of the Hormonal Health Institute, Dr. DeRosa is passionate about empowering women and men to navigate hormonal changes with grace and knowledge. Dr. DeRosa’s enthusiasm for educating patients on the realities of menopause and hormonal health imbalances has never waned. It was the driving force behind her first bestselling book, How Your Doctor Is Slowly Killing You: A Woman’s Health Survival Guide. 

    In this episode we are discussing the following topics and more:

    Understanding Perimenopause (00:00 - 08:12)
    When and How Does Perimenopause Start? (08:13 - 24:43)
    Symptoms of Perimenopause and Their Impact (24:44 - 31:46)
    Integrative Approaches to Managing Perimenopause (31:47 - 40:19)
    Closing Thoughts and Resources (40:20 - 44:00)

    As always, thanks for watching!

    *****Connect with Dr. DeRosa: https://drhotflash.com/

    *****For Prescribers: https://www.hormonalhealthinstitute.com/


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    • 44 min
    50. Decoding Cholesterol: A Deep Dive into Lipid Labs Part 2

    50. Decoding Cholesterol: A Deep Dive into Lipid Labs Part 2

    Welcome back to The Optimization Academy with Dr. Greg Jones where I interview some of my favorite innovators in Medicine, Health, Fitness, and Beyond!    
     
    I’m excited to welcome back Dr Paul Anderson for part 2 of this episode as we discuss the ins and outs of cholesterol and lipid labs.

    Dr. Anderson is an esteemed educator and clinician in integrative and naturopathic medicine, focusing on complex infectious, chronic, and oncologic illnesses. With over three decades of clinical experience.  He founded Advanced Medical Therapies in Seattle, Washington, for cancer and chronic diseases and still collaborated with various clinics and hospitals.  held positions at multiple medical schools, including Professor of Pharmacology and Clinical Medicine at Bastyr University. He has authored several books and articles and is actively involved in continuing medical education through online platforms and conferences. 

    In Part 2 we are discussing the following topics and more:

    How OxLDL and APOB affect your cardiovascular risk? (00:28 - 04:26)
    Can you really test your Omega 3 levels? (04:27 - 09:15)
    Do high lipid levels mean you need to be on a statin medication? (09:16 - 16:00)
    How do your genetics (phenotypes) affect your cholesterol levels? (16:01 - 18:57)
    Can your phenotype tell you what supplements are best to control your cholesterol? (18:58 - 25:15)
    Is niacin a potent cholesterol lowering supplement? (25:16 - 26:44)
    Are all fish oil supplements the same? (26:45 - 35:38)

    As always, thanks for watching!

    *****Connect with Dr. Anderson: https://dranow.com/ and on Instagram: @draonline

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    • 35 min
    49. Crash Course: The Basics of T3 and reverse T3

    49. Crash Course: The Basics of T3 and reverse T3

    For this Crash Course, I wanted to take a quick dive into how T3, specifically T4 converting to reverse T3 can affect metabolism, weight, and energy.


    In this episode:
    The thyroid gland and T4 to T3
    The signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism
    What is missing from your standard thyroid labs
    Reverse T3, energy, and metabolism

    As always thanks for watching and listening.

    *****Click here to subscribe to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM2Jjqb7MqtZ7VDIuRjguLA/?sub_confirmation=1

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    • 4 min
    48. Decoding Cholesterol: A Deep Dive into Lipid Labs Part 1

    48. Decoding Cholesterol: A Deep Dive into Lipid Labs Part 1

    I’m excited to welcome back Dr Paul Anderson as we
    discuss the ins and outs of cholesterol and lipid labs. Understand what these numbers really mean for your health and how they can guide your wellness journey.

     

    Dr. Anderson is an esteemed educator and clinician in integrative and naturopathic medicine, focusing on complex infectious, chronic, and oncologic illnesses. With over three decades
    of clinical experience.  He founded Advanced Medical Therapies in Seattle, Washington, for cancer and chronic diseases and still collaborated with various clinics and hospitals.  held positions at multiple medical schools, including Professor of Pharmacology and Clinical Medicine at Bastyr University. He has authored several books and articles and is actively involved in
    continuing medical education through online platforms and conferences. 

     

    In Part 1 we are discussing the following topics and more:


    Understanding the Basic Cholesterol Panel 
    Good vs. Bad Cholesterol
    The importance of LDL-P 
    Why do we need to fast for cholesterol labs?
    Why aren’t detailed cholesterol labs ran on every patient? 
    Why is OxLDL important?  
    What is Lp-PLA2 and Lp(a)?

     

    As always, thanks for watching and listening!

     

    *****Connect with Dr. Anderson: https://dranow.com/ and on Instagram: @draonline

     

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    here to subscribe to my channel:  

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    with me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doctorjones_doctorjones/  

    • 35 min

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