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The Holistic Pharmacy Podcast (formerly called “RawFork”), features pharmacists that incorporate natural medicine into their practice. We believe merging science and traditional wisdom is the way to embody one's full health.

Founded by pharmacist/health coach/herbalist Dr. Marina Buksov, our platform helps to advocate for better health and quality of life using the most natural and least invasive methods.

RawFork Podcast Dr. Marina Buksov

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The Holistic Pharmacy Podcast (formerly called “RawFork”), features pharmacists that incorporate natural medicine into their practice. We believe merging science and traditional wisdom is the way to embody one's full health.

Founded by pharmacist/health coach/herbalist Dr. Marina Buksov, our platform helps to advocate for better health and quality of life using the most natural and least invasive methods.

    S03E22 - Merging Disciplines to Break Barriers with Dr. Ifeyinwa Ezeudu

    S03E22 - Merging Disciplines to Break Barriers with Dr. Ifeyinwa Ezeudu

    Today, I had the honor of speaking to Dr. Ifeyinwa Ezeudu, a scientist, pharmacist and medical doctor.

    Dr. Ezeudu started her journey in Nigeria as a scientist in the laboratory setting, before getting her pharmacy degree in the Philippines. She attended Southwestern University in Cebu, Philippines, as the best graduating student in the entire college of medicine.

    She was subsequently offered a scholarship to study medicine. Dr. Ezeudu pursued this opportunity because she had always wanted to be a medical doctor growing up. She leaned into all other courses she had studied to become the best version of a medical doctor she could ever envision.

    Dr. Ezeudu currently works as a nutritionist and weight loss expert with her team on the platform Fluxy Weight Management.

    Please connect with her via:

    Fluxy Weight Management website: https://doctorfluxy.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ifeyinwa-ezeudu-md-rph-slt-a2288153/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doctorfluxy_weightloss/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/doctorfluxy_weightloss/

    For more amazing content, visit us at https://rawfork.com.
    Music: https://www.purple-planet.com.

    • 42 min
    S03E21 - Integrating Scientific Evidence and Holistic Health with Dr. Donna Mazzola

    S03E21 - Integrating Scientific Evidence and Holistic Health with Dr. Donna Mazzola

    I had a captivating conversation this week with Dr. Donna Mazzola. She shared her unique approach balancing science and natural medicine in light of her personal journey with autoimmune disease.

    Dr. Donna Mazzola is a Pharmacist specializing in functional medicine and human nutrition. Dr. Mazzola has worked in many different areas of Pharmacy and realized her true passion was in overall health and wellness.

    This passion became an obsession as her learnings conflicted with her core beliefs. Conventional medicine did not have all the answers, and she recognized the importance of balance with nutrition and medicine through her own struggles with Hashimotos.

    She currently runs a blog “DrAutoimmunegirl” to share reputable scientific information related to autoimmune disorders. Dr. Mazzola’s mission is to help others identify the root cause of disease and create the balance between nutrition and medicine.

    Dr. Mazzola received a Doctorate of Pharmacy from Ferris State University in 2006, and went on to complete a residency at the Detroit Medical Center. Through her training she further obtained a board certification in Geriatric Pharmacy.

    Additionally, in 2015 she graduated with her Master’s in Business Administration from Central Michigan University. Recently, in 2020, she graduated from University of Western States with a Masters of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine.

    Connect with Dr. Mazolla via:

    Instagram: @Drautoimmunegirl
    Facebook: @drautoimmunegirl
    Website: drautoimmunegirl.com

    For more amazing content, visit us at https://rawfork.com.
    Music: https://www.purple-planet.com.

    • 56 min
    S03E20 - Utilizing Cannabis for Optimal Health w/Dr. Leah Johnson

    S03E20 - Utilizing Cannabis for Optimal Health w/Dr. Leah Johnson

    I had such a blast recording this episode with Dr. Leah Johnson (known to the cannabis community as Dr. Leah "The Holistic Healer"). She was so passionate in talking about improving healthcare utilizing herbs, and in particular her knowledge around cannabis is astounding, and I personally learned a ton!

    Dr. Leah is a trained Clinical Cannabis Pharmacist and the owner and CEO of Alchemist Consulting. She is also an accomplished, highly driven clinical Long-Term Care & Rehabilitation pharmacist, with primary focus in pain, mental health (depression, anxiety, insomnia, etc.) and sexual health medication management. She also holds 3 patents (under the name: Leah Haibi) for natural herbal remedy tinctures, which she helped develop as the Head of Research & Development for an herbal supplement company.

    Dr. Leah believes that complete physical & mental health and well-being can be influenced by the utilization of cannabis, as well as other herbal remedies and supplements, in conjunction with pharmaceutical medications. She believes that most patients are given too many and inappropriate prescription medications, while not being given the knowledge for utilizing effective herbals and supplements to reduce pill burden. She also believes that many patients are unable to get full relief of their ailments due to the missing components in their medication regimens.

    In an effort to improve the overall health and well-being of patients, Dr. Leah works with patients and their healthcare providers, from all over the country, to reduce the amount of medications taken, alter timing and dosing of medications to improve effectiveness, and identify medications which could be causing issues. She also works with cannabis companies to advise them on dosing, safety, interactions, and how to better help their customers see health improvements with the use of their products. She also holds a Doctorate degree in Pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

    You can connect with Dr. Leah by:

    Joining her Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1242370382815246/?ref=share

    Emailing Dr.leahrj@gmail.com or calling 408-418-8802

    PS: The cannabis infused alcohol-free wine Dr. Leah mentioned is called Viv & Oak, featuring 80 calories per bottle, same alcohol content as any non-alcoholic beer, available in 1:1, 20:1, THC only, and 2:1:1 strengths: Visit https://vivandoak.com/.

    For more amazing content, visit us at https://rawfork.com.
    Music: https://www.purple-planet.com.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    S03E19 - Nurturing Multiple Passions with Integrative Pharmacist Robert Kress

    S03E19 - Nurturing Multiple Passions with Integrative Pharmacist Robert Kress

    I had a blast recording this latest episode, featuring a multi-passionate pharmacist and entrepreneur, who boldly went after his dreams and never looked back.

    Robert Kress, RPh, graduated from Temple University School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia PA in 1994. After becoming disenchanted with the chemical dominant based medical system, Robert took his passion for nutrition and became board certified in clinical nutrition through the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board, as well as trained as a compounding pharmacist through the Professional Compounding Centers of America.

    During this time, Robert opened his own compounding and nutritional clinic, which blossomed into a complete longevity clinic housing other integrative practitioners. Robert became certified in Quantum Reflex Analysis, a practice of kinesiology, as well as have trained and certified in other modalities such as Reiki, auricular acupuncture, he is a Primal Health Coach, and a Registered Yoga Teacher.

    Currently, Robert consults both with patients to enhance their health through lifestyle medicine as well practitioners to help integrate, promote, and implement natural medicine into their practices. Robert teaches continuing education courses on lifestyle medicine and functional pharmacy which is highlighted by the Integrative Pharmacy Specialist Certification training he created.

    Robert believes as pharmacists, we are offered the perfect opportunity to integrate lifestyle medicine and functional pharmacy into our practices, as its core to the history of pharmacy. Patients are looking for natural solutions for their health, while practitioners are looking towards integrative care to help solve their client’s problems and enhance their practices.

    Find Robert at:

    Website: www.functionalpharmacy.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robkressfrx/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robkressfrx
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertkress/
    Email: functionalpharmacy@gmail.com

    For more amazing content, visit us at https://rawfork.com
    Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

    • 52 min
    S03E18 - Overcoming Challenges of Food Allergies and Asthma as a Family with Dr. Charise Barnes

    S03E18 - Overcoming Challenges of Food Allergies and Asthma as a Family with Dr. Charise Barnes

    Today I’m super excited to bring on a pharmacist who’s passionate about advocating about what you can do as a family and community to help deal with food sensitivities and allergies. As someone who deals with this on the daily with her own family, she sees just how challenging it is.

    Dr. Charise Barnes uses her food allergy experiences with her pharmacy career and entrepreneur interests to help inform her community how to endure restrictions with food allergies, allergies, and asthma.

    Her mission is to bring awareness to food allergies, especially since her own son has been allergic to peanuts and treenuts ever since he was a toddler. There are so many nuances to adjusting to caring for your family on the day to day, let alone navigating dining out or traveling with allergies. She is passionate about educating and finding solutions by sharing her own family’s journey.

    Dr. Barnes graduated from Mercer University School of Pharmacy and is learning more each day about nutrition and food allergies.

    Please connect with Dr. Barnes via:
    Facebook: Alpha Allergies, LLC
    Instagram: @alphaallergies
    Email address: info@alphaallergies.com
    Facebook groups: Allergy Free Adults

    For more amazing content, visit us at https://rawfork.com
    Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

    • 53 min
    S03E17 - Finding the Wellness Path with Dr. Esther Onyoni

    S03E17 - Finding the Wellness Path with Dr. Esther Onyoni

    I’m so honored to have the privilege to sit and talk with such amazing talented, driven and dedicated pharmacists and other practitioners on the show. Today is no exception as I explore the journey of a very mission oriented healthcare professional.

    Dr. Esther Onyoni is a pharmacist, a health coach and aspiring functional medicine practitioner. She graduated from UNC Chapel Hill and has been practicing pharmacy for 14 years in the community setting. She became board certified in geriatric pharmacy in 2018.

    She trained as a health coach from Health Coach Institute after observing and recognizing the struggle of her patients, especially those with chronic conditions whose health kept deteriorating.

    She is currently training as a functional medicine practitioner from Functional Medicine University. Her passion is to bring hope to her patients by teaching them to be active participants in their own health and reduce their pill burden.

    She can be found on:
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/esther-onyoni/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esther.onyoni
    Website: www.thewellnesspathfinders.com
    Email: eonyoni@gmail.com

    For more amazing content, visit us at https://rawfork.com
    Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

M&M1222 ,

A wonderful conversation for clinicians and people in general.

I learns so much listening to this podcast. The conversations are easy to follow, masterfully guided by Dr. Book and informative. Her guests are interesting and fun.
Thank you Dr. Boom for bringing your podcast to the community.

marina book ,

Wish I had this resource when in school!

I am so inspired by the host and guests and eager to follow their footsteps. I wish I had this to help me decide on a specialty back in pharmacy school!

Dr. Manukyan ,

So Much Knowledge!

Dr. Book thank you for creating this podcast and educating us about holistic health. You are an amazing host and I LOVED being on your podcast!

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