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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.

The Holistic Pharmacy Podcast Dr. Marina Buksov

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 20 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.

    S05E05 - Ditching Diabetes with Dr. Nana Ama Quansah

    S05E05 - Ditching Diabetes with Dr. Nana Ama Quansah

    Hi, everyone, I feel privileged and blessed to be back this week with another episode for you all. Some of you may have seen on social media that I have recently had a baby so I’ve had my hands full. I also had an acute personal health emergency situation pop up but I’m hoping it’s nothing but up from here on out.

    All that is to say I’m a bit behind on my work, including this podcast, so thank you for sticking around and bearing with me. This next episode was recorded a while back, so I plan to have a live update on everything new that my next guest has been up to nowadays. For now, I hope you enjoy this introduction to this lovely lady!

    Dr. Nana Ama Quansah is a pharmacist, a diabetes functional medicine practitioner, and a business owner. She graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

    As the founder and CEO of NAQ Pharmacy Consulting, she has empowered focused driven women living with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes to regain control of their health and be less dependent on prescription medications through lifestyle intervention, gain confidence in their ability to lose weight, and learn what to eat without being on a restrictive diet through her DITCH DIABETES ACADEMY.

    Her pharmacy consulting practice was established with the sole purpose of bringing a human touch to patient care and offering healthcare solutions to private clinics and independent pharmacy owners by integrating wellness programs into their practices.

    Prior to becoming a Diabetes health coach, Dr. Nana worked in various Fortune 500 retail companies and large hospital settings as a pharmacist. Her diverse experience has made her well versed in understanding patient needs and challenges in the healthcare system.
    Dr Nana’s tips have been featured on several podcasts, diabetes workshops, webinars, social media, and International Television, including PAN African TV, and GoTV Africa.

    Dr. Nana’s excellent leadership skills, expertise, and passion for people have aided many people with type 2 diabetes in the United States and other nations in reaching their full potential through lifestyle changes to live a healthy life.

    You can connect with Dr. Nana on:
    Instagram : @dr.nanapharmd https://www.instagram.com/dr.nanapharmd/
    FB: NAQ Pharmacy Consulting https://www.facebook.com/NAQPharmacyConsulting
    https://linktr.ee/dr.nanapharmd
    Email: info@naqpharmacyconsulting.com

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

    • 1 hr 3 min
    S05E04 - Pharmacogenomics, Medication Deprescribing, & Health Cost Savings w/Dr. DeLon Canterbury

    S05E04 - Pharmacogenomics, Medication Deprescribing, & Health Cost Savings w/Dr. DeLon Canterbury

    Hi everyone!

    I’m honored to have partnered up with the Pharmacy Podcast Network to reach a wider audience of pharmacists and other healthcare professionals that can get inspired by some of our amazing guests. Today’s guest is no different, and I can’t wait to introduce him. This episode was recorded a while back and our guest has been up to some exciting projects before we got a chance to air it, so make sure to take a look at the shownotes to check out the links we share and to explore his more recent ventures.

    Dr. DeLon Canterbury is the CEO/Founder of GeriatRx, a senior care consulting company specializing in Pharmacogenomics, Medication Deprescribing, and Health Cost Savings for providers, caregivers, and patients. Fired in the height of COVID, DeLon took the opportunity to pursue his passion for patient advocacy and empowerment while battling for health equity by addressing social barriers to care. Instead of pursuing another corporate job, he invested in himself and started his own company. GeriatRx has saved his patients well over $150,000 within its first year while keeping loved ones from being involuntarily committed into a nursing home. In the past year, DeLon has garnered attention from numerous media outlets, including ABC, NBC, CBS, and PBS, while also serving as a local COVID expert.

    GeriatRx is a pharmacist-led medication management company that focuses on helping overwhelmed caregivers stop their loved ones from being overmedicated using genetic-drug screening, deprescribing, and health cost savings strategies. They specialize in developing medication action plans for patients of all ages, but with a specialty in Geriatric care. Unlike your traditional pharmacist, GeriatRx develops a three month strategy to address overmedicated patients using a holistic and evidence-based approach in accordance with your prescriber so that there are no gaps in communication of care.

    Founder of the Deprescribing Accelerator, DeLon envisions all pharmacists and senior care providers as Deprescribing Advocates and coaches professionals how to integrate Deprescribing into their clinical practice! He provides a concierge and personalized approach to health solutions, helping to address financial barriers to care while bridging health care gaps using a specialty service of medication therapy management. His staff are also certified pharmacogenomics counselors, meaning that they are able to screen for harmful drug interactions with your body, and get a closer look at a patient’s genes to assess harmful medication risks in therapy.

    Website: www.geriatrx.org
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/geriatrx/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/geriatrx
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/GeriatRx
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GeriatRxInc
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoM_p87s9c5Gvv0s-2fgH7A/videos

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

    • 1 hr 6 min
    S05E03 - Lavender Oil for Anxiety: A Holistic Pharmacy Journal Club with Kari Cooney

    S05E03 - Lavender Oil for Anxiety: A Holistic Pharmacy Journal Club with Kari Cooney

    Join host Jenna Carmichael, PharmD as she discusses A multi-center, double-blind, randomised study of the Lavender oil preparation Silexan in comparison to Lorazepam for generalized anxiety disorder with guest Kari Coody, PharmD.

    Kari Coody is a Christian, wife, mom, Integrative Health Practitioner, Pharm D., and co-host of Take the Upgrade Podcast. Helping women prioritize their health is a real passion after seeing how broken the healthcare system is. She loves putting the pieces together and getting to the root cause of her client's issues and walking on their journey with them. Kari’s greatest role is being a wife to BJ and mom to Edy and Cooper.

    Article link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19962288/
    Silexan link: https://www.naturesway.com/products/calmaid

    To learn more about our guest, Kari Coody:
    Website: www.karicoody.com
    IG: www.instagram.com/karicoody

    Kari is also offering a free Natural Health Toolkit here: https://kari-coody.aweb.page/p/72c3dc98-a4f0-4cc9-8b05-4b7247264d67

    Dr. Jenna Carmichael of Wobbly Arrow Wellness is a holistic oncology pharmacist and health coach. She works with women on the cancer journey looking for a different perspective on wellness. She combines her knowledge in the oncology space along with holistic healing methods of meditation, reiki, and yoga to help empower her clients to choose the path that works the best for their goals. She also offers genetic testing services to get a true, personalized idea of how her clients process their medications for safe and effective therapy. Go to www.wobblyarrowwellness.com to learn more about her services.

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

    • 22 min
    S05E02 - Find Empowerment on Your Healing Journey: Approaching Cancer Holistically

    S05E02 - Find Empowerment on Your Healing Journey: Approaching Cancer Holistically

    Hi there! We will be releasing biweekly episodes on the Holistic Pharmacy Podcast from now on. Last time you met my new cohost Dr. Jenna Carmichael - and today I am airing an interview I conducted with her a little while back when preparing for this season.

    Dr. Jenna Carmichael is a graduate of the University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY1 at the Sierra Nevada VA Health Care System in Reno, NV, and her PGY2 in Oncology Pharmacy at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. She spent 5 years working as a Clinical Oncology Pharmacist specializing in Oral Chemotherapy Medication Therapy Management for Geisinger Health Care System and over that time, grew the clinic to over 1000 patients. She also was the PGY2 Oncology Residency Program Director and a clinical researcher.

    As a high achiever, over time, Jenna became burnt out, unhappy in her career and life, and knew things needed to change. She was able to find herself again through personal discovery and holistic healing methods. Naturally, she wanted to share this knowledge with her patients but found that the traditional Western Medicine structure didn’t allow for the combination of all of her knowledge.

    Dr. Carmichael now runs her own practice as a Holistic Oncology Pharmacist and Health Coach, Wobbly Arrow Wellness. She works virtually with women on the cancer journey looking for a different perspective on wellness. She combines her knowledge in the oncology space along with holistic healing methods of meditation, reiki, and yoga to help empower her clients to choose the path that works the best for their goals. She also offers genetic testing services to get a true, personalized idea of how her clients process their medications for safe and effective therapy.

    Connect with Jenna via:
    Website: www.wobblyarrowwellness.com
    Email: jenna@wobblyarrowwellness.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wobblyarrowwellness
    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/beacancercontrarian
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jenna_carmichael/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenna-carmichael-42267218/

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

    • 1 hr 11 min
    S05E01 - Defining Holistic, Integrative and Functional Medicine

    S05E01 - Defining Holistic, Integrative and Functional Medicine

    Hi everyone, I’m super excited to be back with Season 5 of the Holistic Pharmacy Podcast!

    And I have some announcements and updates to share with you about what I’ve been up to during the break between seasons.

    I’ve partnered with the Pharmacy Podcast Network to expand my reach and to collaborate with like-minded professionals! And I will be changing the format of the podcast to include subject matter expert insights, journal clubs to dissect the latest literature together, and a regular FM segment in addition to bringing you inspiring stories that have always been at the heart of this show.

    Joining me today and all season long are my co-hosts Dr. Lauren Castle and Dr. Jenna Carmichael. I interviewed Dr. Castle earlier in season 2, and Dr. Carmichael’s interview will be featured in the very next episode, so stay tuned for that!

    We came together to share our perspectives on the various terms we commonly reference when in the realm of caring for our clients’ health. The slew of them can get quite confusing and overwhelming - holistic, natural, naturopathic, integrative, functional, complementary, alternative, not to mention conventional and allopathic!

    Join us as we break it down and set the stage for the rest of the season.

    About myself + my co-hosts:
    - Dr. Marina Buksov is a Functional Pharmacist, Health Coach, Clinical Herbalist, and lifelong learner of the Healing Arts. She is the creator of Build Your Holistic Herbal Practice course mentoring other healthcare professionals in clinical herbal as well as business skills. She is also a functional medicine pharmacist as part of PharmToTable telehealth platform.

    -Dr. Lauren Castle is the founder & CEO of the Functional Medicine Pharmacists Alliance (FMPhA). She is also a part time pharmacist with Walmart in Dayton, OH and a consultant pharmacist with the Pharm to Table Team.

    - Dr. Jenna Carmichael of Wobbly Arrow Wellness is a holistic oncology pharmacist and health coach. She works with women on the cancer journey looking for a different perspective on wellness. She offers genetic testing and combines her allopathic training & experience along with holistic healing methods to help empower her clients to choose the path that works the best for their goals.

    Related Episodes:
    S02E13 - Bridging Pharmacy and Functional Medicine with Dr. Lauren Castle - Dr. Marina Buksov


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

    • 58 min
    S04E20 - Integrative Quantum Healing with Naturopathic Dr. Elizabeth Bolen

    S04E20 - Integrative Quantum Healing with Naturopathic Dr. Elizabeth Bolen

    Wow, I can’t believe we’ve made it to the season finale! To close out the season, I connected with a truly magnificent healer and teacher, who shares her wisdom with patients and practitioners alike.

    Dr. Elizabeth Bolen, ND, is an adventurous woman who broke free from conventional paradigms in order to liberate a new era in health. Her tenacity keeps her grounded. Dr. Liz moved to a small town in the Canadian Arctic, pivoted her entire practice virtually, and she continues to build her practice regardless of where her RCMP husband gets posted, all while raising her young child.

    Liz is a truly authentic soul that sees your inner magnificence, and listens to you un-judgmentally while holding sacred space for your transformation. Her ability to lovingly call you out on your BS as she compassionately guides you forward, despite yourself, guarantees your success. Feeling trapped and a black sheep all her life, Liz fostered her inner resilience by pushing herself to find freedom that allows her to thrive. The poster child for perfectionist and overachiever, Liz has adopted imperfect action, and finds triumph through wielding the magic of being high functioning.

    Walking the “alternative” path, she has found her calling in integrative Quantum Healing. She is calling her kin to find their home in their profession of their dreams. Liz is a wonderful guide on the journey of bridging science, medicine, and magic in the field of Quantum Healing.

    Connect with Dr. Liz via:
    -Website: https://bolenhealthinstitute.com/
    -Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bolenhealthinstitute
    -Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Naturopath_in_Nunavut/

    “The wellness industry has all the right elements; it just needs a little alchemy to empower people on their healing journey.” - Dr. Liz Bolen

    Check out Holistic Pharmacy Podcast wherever you listen to your podcasts! I'll see you in Season 5!

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

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Louisa Wolowiecki ,

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.

saycrews ,

Inspiring and Educating Holistic Pharmacist

I have learned so much valuable applicable information from Dr. Buksov’s even though I am not a pharmacist. Each episode broadens my knowledge and love for holistic health! Definitely worth listening!

thefulfilledpharmacist ,

My Favorite Wellness Podcast

This is my absolute favorite wellness podcast! As a pharmacist, I love the integrated approach to wellness that is shared here. This is hands down my favorite podcast to learn something new on my morning commute!

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