125 episodes

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.

The Holistic Pharmacy Podcast Dr. Marina Buksov

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 27 Ratings

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.

    S07E06 - Gut Health - Health Begins in the Gut w/ Dr. Loredana Marzullo Shapson, PharmD

    S07E06 - Gut Health - Health Begins in the Gut w/ Dr. Loredana Marzullo Shapson, PharmD

    It’s true what the forefather of modern medicine said about disease originating in the gut. Following in Hippocrates’s footsteps, my podcast guest will be sharing how fixing your gut health can and will help fix any other issues you may have.

    Dr. Loredana Marzullo Shapson, PharmD, FNTP is the founder of LifeMod Solutions, a holistic health practice in Newtown, PA. She is a pharmacist turned holistic with the mission to empower her patients to know they can heal at any age by providing answers, education and tools to live more naturally in our modern world. Dr. Loredana earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) at Temple University in 2012 and is a pharmacist licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In addition, she is a certified Primal Health Coach (PHC), a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (FNTP), a Reiki Level II practitioner, and trained in energy medicine using muscle response testing techniques to analyze neurological reflexes.

    Whatever you put in your mouth, whether it be a food, a prescription medication, a dietary supplement, a nutraceutical, a herb, you name it, Dr. Loredana has the unique advantage of understanding how it impacts your health. After working in a pharmacy for more than 12 years, Dr. Loredana realized that prescription medications are not the answer to our chronic health problems, rather they act as band-aids, masking symptoms, and ignoring the root cause of illness and dis-ease. Thus, dis-ease continues and progresses, new symptoms arise, and health continues to degrade.

    Dr. Loredana has dedicated her life to research, continuing education and training, and she has uncovered the leading factors that negatively impact our health. From pain to purpose, she successfully reversed her own health challenges including high blood pressure, weight loss, adrenal fatigue, and recurrent bacterial infections that required multiple rounds of antibiotics.

    Dr. Loredana was diagnosed with high blood pressure at 19 years old, and worked through three doctors that chalked it up to hereditary factors, and took 2 prescription medications for over a decade. After uncovering her root causes, which were heavy metal toxicity mercury and aluminum, she learned how to detox her body. Dr. Loredana is passionate about teaching others how to regain control of their health so they can take on life’s challenges full of youth, energy and vitality.

    Connect with Dr. Loredana Marzullo Shapson via:
    Learn more at Lifemodsolutions.com and @lifemodsoltuions
    Follow on her on Instagram, and Facebook
    Check out her @lifemodsolutions YouTube channel with Gut health tips here
    Get rid of bloat within days with her Belly Bloating Fixer Elixir Tea FREE Recipe here
    Learn about her Bye Bye Bloat for Women: 2 Week Online Program here
    Join Dr. Loredana Private Facebook group 'LifeMod Insiders Holistic Health' and connect with her directly here

    Special Offer:
    Get 50% off an initial consultation visit with Dr. Loredana by mentioning this podcast interview. Book an appointment today!

    Loredana and I recently hosted 2 masterclasses - check them out below:
    -Detox Done Right Protocols
    -Healing Protocols for Gut Overgrowths

    Visit https://marinabuksov.com for more holistic content.
    Music from https://www.purple-planet.com.

    Disclaimer: Statements herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products listed are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.

    • 44 min
    S07E05 - Why Nutrition Plays a Vital role in Your Digital Wellness Practices with Kylen Ribeiro

    S07E05 - Why Nutrition Plays a Vital role in Your Digital Wellness Practices with Kylen Ribeiro

    Welcome back to the show everyone! This week I’m celebrating my daughter’s second birthday, and on that note I'm also looking to build a better future for our children, and their children!

    My guest and I will be discussing how we are surrounded by more toxins than ever before. Scientists and doctors know wireless signals can affect the body, similar to other man-made toxins. On top of this, our food is no longer giving us the correct nutrients we need to be resilient to these toxins. There is a need to help people’s bodies become more resilient to our modern lifestyle, and certain nutritional supplements can help!

    Kylen Ribeiro is the Chief Executive Officer at Lightbody, and is responsible for leading the strategic growth of the company. Her collegiate swimming career, B.S. in Marketing and Management, and MBA from Florida State University is complemented by a yoga instructor certification and background in digital wellness.

    Kylen has been an integral part of creating an entirely new market of EMF protection from her work with DefenderShield, and is passionate about raising awareness about this growing public health concern, especially with regards to children.

    Kylen and her team knew they could do more to help protect people from toxins from technology so they set out to complement their external protection products with supplements to help the body become more resilient to EMFs, blue light, and other toxins at the cellular level. Using the latest research and knowledge from their relationships with doctors, physicians, researchers, biologists, scientists, health experts and formulators, they created a new company, Lightbody.

    In her personal time, Kylen loves to spend time with her two sons and husband, Alan, who owns Caridian Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Tampa, FL.

    I absolutely loved our conversation about conservation, innovation and sustainability this week. Stay tuned to learn about staying well in the modern digital age.

    Connect with Kylen Ribeiro via:
    Email: media@lightbodylabs.com
    Website: lightbodylabs.com
    IG: @lightbodylabs

    Use this 15% discount code on all Lightbody products running from the release date for 30 days!

    Visit https://marinabuksov.com for more holistic content.
    Music from https://www.purple-planet.com.

    Disclaimer: Statements herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products listed are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.

    • 47 min
    S07E04 - “What-Supp” for Natural Cancer Support w/ Gina Marie Ruffa aka Mama G

    S07E04 - “What-Supp” for Natural Cancer Support w/ Gina Marie Ruffa aka Mama G

    What’s up everyone? I have quite a treat for you in store today, as I am introducing you to yet another inspiring guest and powerhouse. Coworkers widely regard her as “Mother Nature,” “Wellness Warrior” and an “Inspiring Health Educator.” As a parent of a child who battled cancer she can help parents with the overwhelming feeling of a childhood cancer diagnosis using her HOPE Prescription.

    I’m excited to introduce Gina Ruffa, a pharmacist with decades of experience in hospital, retail and independent pharmacies. Gina has been a cancer coach and has done extensive research on cancer prevention using natural remedies. Gina had a featured interview on The Truth About Cancer and has helped many people, including her son, journey through cancer while using natural interventions and alternative approaches. Gina was a guest speaker for the 2019 Reboot Health and Wellness Cruise and has been a commentator on numerous radio broadcasts as well as a sought-after speaker at health and wellness fairs and has hosted webinars pertaining to health and wellness.

    Gina is a graduate of Duquesne University School of Pharmacy and completed a hospital residency at Shand’s Teaching Hospital in Gainesville, FL. She is Founder/CEO of What-Supp (an herbal and supplemental coaching business). She is nationally known for her holistic pharmaceutical skills and takes an integrative approach in assisting clients individualize which herbs, SUPP-lements and foods would be most appropriate.

    Gina currently works as a consultant for new product developments with Farmulated.com and writes monthly blogs. She is a member of NWPSHP Northwestern Pennsylvania Society of Hospital Pharmacists and the FMPhA Functional Medicine Pharmacist Alliance.

    Connect with Gina Marie Ruffa via:
    Email: gina@theplantbasedpharmacist.com
    Website: The Plant Based Pharmacist
    IG: @ginatheplantbasedpharmacist

    Client consultations tailored to the individual.

    Visit https://marinabuksov.com for more holistic content.
    Music from https://www.purple-planet.com.

    Disclaimer: Statements herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products listed are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.

    • 42 min
    S07E03 - Amplifying Pharmacy through Collaborations with Ahunna Freeman

    S07E03 - Amplifying Pharmacy through Collaborations with Ahunna Freeman

    Hello fellow humans and healthcare leaders! I hope everyone had an amazing Valentine’s day and keeping up with the theme, I am beyond honored to introduce my next guest who has so much heart and courage. With this episode, we hope to inspire other pharmacists to lean into their unique qualities and coaching. My guest’s message to listeners is this: use the power of collaboration to fulfill your professional calling even if it's outside your comfort zone; just learn as you go.

    You don't have to wait on the sidelines to be granted the professional power & permission to help and heal our patients. There are organizations, patients, and providers that are looking for our expertise. For the ones that aren't, we'll keep educating them along the way without compromising our potential.

    Ahunna Freeman is a Nigerian-American. She completed her undergraduate studies in Chemistry at The University of North Carolina at Asheville. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree at Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

    Ahunna Freeman began her career in pharmacy as a community pharmacist in one of the big box retail pharmacy giants. There, she fell in love with problem-solving using her skills and expertise. In 2014, Ahunna quit corporate America, opened Southside Discount Pharmacy with her husband, and began the journey of pharmacy ownership, preceptorship, and entrepreneurship. She is the president of Aligned Care LLC, a healthcare company that endorses a team-based approach to patient care in community practices. Aligned Care LLC provides consulting services to pharmacists and other healthcare providers as well as preventive care services for medical practices.

    Ahunna is an established trusted pillar of support for health and wellness in her virtual and in-person communities. She is passionate about preventive care, clinical services in community pharmacies, patient education/health literacy, and pharmacist-provider collaborations that provide real patient care solutions in community practices.

    Connect with Ahunna Freeman via:
    Email: DrFreeman@SouthsideDiscountRx.com
    Website: www.SouthsideDiscountRx.com, www.AlignedCareLLC.com
    FB: on website
    IG: on website
    Linked In: Ahunna Freeman, PharmD, BCGP

    Mention this episode to receive a 10% discount offer on any product of Aligned Care LLC either from Aligned Care Academy products or MyPharmacist product.

    Visit https://marinabuksov.com for more holistic content.
    Music from https://www.purple-planet.com.

    Disclaimer: Statements herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products listed are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.

    • 44 min
    S07E02 - From Western Medicine to Naturopathic Care with Heather Hardin

    S07E02 - From Western Medicine to Naturopathic Care with Heather Hardin

    I still can’t believe we’re already on season 7 of the podcast - marking 7 years!

    And I also can’t wait to introduce my next guest, who I personally got the honor to know as a human and student in my herbal practitioner program.

    Heather Hardin received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida in 2005 and is a Board-Certified Ambulatory Care Specialist. After working as a community pharmacist, Dr Hardin became a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy from 2010 to 2018.

    Heather currently owns her own health and wellness company, Halo Health Services, where she helps clients find more natural ways to address the root causes of their health concerns, decreasing dependence on prescription medications. She works to identify and address the root cause of conditions instead of merely treating the symptoms.

    Heather teaches yoga, leads meditations, and sells her own CBD products. She also hosts two vodcasts/podcasts: “Pharmacists Out of the Box” and “Nurture Your Soul.”

    I’m beyond proud and grateful to feature this beautiful soul!

    PS February is heart health awareness month so let me know what questions you have around keeping your heart healthy!

    PPS: Hope y’all lovely people had an amazing Valentine’s day 3

    Connect with Heather Hardin via:
    Email: heather.hardin45@gmail.com
    Website: HaloHealth.com
    FB: Heather Carroll Hardin
    IG: @pharmie_gal
    Linked In: Heather Hardin

    15% off first purchase of Halo Health CBD using coupon code "Marina" at checkout (www.HaloHealthCBD.com)

    Visit https://marinabuksov.com for more holistic content.
    Music from https://www.purple-planet.com.

    Disclaimer: Statements herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products listed are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.

    • 39 min
    S07E01 - Disrupting Dis-ease with Essential Oils with Tammy L. Davis

    S07E01 - Disrupting Dis-ease with Essential Oils with Tammy L. Davis

    Hello my dear listeners, and welcome to season 7 of the Holistic Pharmacy Podcast! We are back for a fresh new season after a short break for integration and recalibration after the winter holidays. I hope that you are all taking good care of yourselves and doing the visionary work now to plant seeds for a fruitful harvest in 2024.

    Without further ado, allow me to introduce my first guest of the season, who is a remarkable pharmacist and holistic practitioner who overcame countless challenges and is now helping others heal despite all obstacles.

    Her mission is to shatter the misconceptions about 'stress' and help people recognize their innate ability to be healthy and well. Seeing health in this new light influences effective brain responses that stimulate positive epigenetic modifications without altering the underlying DNA sequence.

    Recognized for breaking the code on stress and the legacy of degeneration, Tammy Davis is minimizing dis-ease management and raising the standard of healthcare. After 40+ years in the field which includes pharmacology, psychology, epigenetics, and aromatherapy she is an internationally celebrated pioneer and thought leader for her groundbreaking work and discovery of Revolutionary Aromatherapy and AROMA: an integrative mastermind plus academy.

    She is a Clinical Neuroaromatherapist, Coach, Author, Speaker, Consultant and Facilitator on a mission to end the normalization of stress and its impact on human health, including that of the unborn.

    Connect with Tammy L. Davis via:
    Email: tammy@beremarkablyhealthy.com
    Website: Revolutionary Aromatherapy
    FB: Be Remarkably Healthy
    IG: @revolutionaryaromatherapy
    Linked In: Tammy Davis

    Tammy is offering a complimentary 1:1 Q&A call and a sample list of essential oils with details on why they're not necessarily safe for listeners of this podcast. Email her and mention this episode to take advantage of this offer!

    Visit https://marinabuksov.com for more holistic content.
    Music from https://www.purple-planet.com.

    Disclaimer: Statements herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products listed are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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27 Ratings

MHPharmD ,

Love this!

I’m a pharmacist and feel so inspired from your podcast! Thank you for creating this

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Love, love, love!

Love the guests Marina brings on! Learning their and her own story makes me open and hopeful about different ways people can achieve happiness and fulfillment in life.

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Informative and knowledgeable podcast

I love listening to Dr Marina. She has very interesting and informative guests. Her own knowledge is outstanding.
Despite being a traditionally trained PharmD, I have become very open to incorporating a holistic integrative Eastern medicine approach as well to benefit patients.
Keep up the great content.

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