Your Doctor Friends

Your Doctor Friends

Discover trustworthy health insights with your new doctor friends! Join Dr. Jeremy Alland, Dr. Julie Bruene and top experts from around the world each week as they demystify common medical questions and discuss trending health topics in a friendly, informative manner.

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Are My Affairs in Order? End-of-Life Decisions (with Matthew Tyler, MD)
February 20, 2024
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Are My Affairs in Order? End-of-Life Decisions (with Matthew Tyler, MD)

What does it mean to “have your affairs in order”? Usually, this concept comes up after someone has died or diagnosed with a serious illness. “Did they/do they have their affairs in order?” What "affairs" are they referring to? Financial allocations? Healthcare power of attorney? Living will? The “l...

Are Supergreens Powders Really Super? (with Christine Blank, MS, RD)
February 13, 2024
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Are Supergreens Powders Really Super? (with Christine Blank, MS, RD)

GREEN DRINKS! Let's dive in to the murky green waters of the "supergreens" beverages currently sweeping the market! Are they as "super" as they claim? Do our bodies need to supplement all of these substances in the "proprietary blends", presented on the back of the packaging, in barely-pronounceable...

How Important is the Gut Microbiome? (with Alessio Fasano, MD)
February 06, 2024
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How Important is the Gut Microbiome? (with Alessio Fasano, MD)

Prebiotics! Probiotics! Symbiotics! Postbiotics! WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? Where are all of these "biotics" all living?? Well, the short answer is- they're living inside YOU! Talk about the human gut microbiome is everywhere. We thought it would be helpful to have our expert in gut health, Alessio Fasa...

Do Shorter Days Affect My Mental Health?
January 30, 2024
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Do Shorter Days Affect My Mental Health?

Do you feel like "hibernating" in the winter months? Does the loss of daylight affect your mood? Regardless of whether you tough it out in the northern US in cold winter conditions, or you escape to warmer temperatures down south, none of us are immune to seasonal changes in the amount of daylight h...

How Does Ozempic Affect My Metabolism? (with Naomi Parrella, MD)
January 23, 2024
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How Does Ozempic Affect My Metabolism? (with Naomi Parrella, MD)

Discussion about Ozempic (semaglutide and other GLP-1 agonist medications) is EVERYWHERE. So many opinions! Your Doctor Friends know that sifting through mountains of information on a subject is HARD. Sometimes it helps to "ask a friendly expert", so that's exactly what we did for this episode. Quic...

Is Late-Night Eating Bad For Me?
January 16, 2024
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Is Late-Night Eating Bad For Me?

Are you a late-night snacker? Do you sometimes get home late and push dinner back to 8 or 9 PM? Perhaps you've heard somewhere that eating right before bed is "bad for you"? Is this true? Does the timing of our eating have any impact on our health? How can we know?? RELAX! Your Doctor Friends have g...

YDF Greatest Hit: How Much Alcohol Is Too Much? (with Gail Basch, MD)
January 09, 2024
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YDF Greatest Hit: How Much Alcohol Is Too Much? (with Gail Basch, MD)

Should I try Dry January? How about Damp January?? Many folks who choose to imbibe alcohol may have considered curbing consumption on occasion, and a fair amount of people choose January to give it a go. On the theme of "New Year's Resolutions", in this episode we tackle some hard truths about hard ...

YDF Greatest Hit: Is Cold Plunging Really Good For Me? (with Mike Tipton, PhD)
January 02, 2024
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YDF Greatest Hit: Is Cold Plunging Really Good For Me? (with Mike Tipton, PhD)

Have you ever TAKEN THE PLUNGE?? Cold water immersion is one of hottest trends in the health and wellness world. A number of theories exist re: the benefits of cold water immersion. Generally we think of recovery from exercise, muscle soreness, injuries, etc. But the recent “craze” has been due to t...

Is Friendship More Important Than Family For Your Health? (Holiday Episode)
December 26, 2023
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Is Friendship More Important Than Family For Your Health? (Holiday Episode)

In the classic holiday film "It's a Wonderful Life", Clarence the angel says "remember, George, no man is a failure who has friends". In the holiday spirit, Your Doctor Friends took Clarence's words to heart, and present to you today the research behind how friendship keeps us healthy. In today's ep...

Why Are Z-Paks Prescribed?
December 19, 2023
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Why Are Z-Paks Prescribed?

Have you ever been 5 days into a cold, and you're just SICK OF FEELING SICK? Did you think "hmmm, maybe I should call my doctor, or hit up the local urgent care and see if they'll prescribe me a Z-Pak"? What IS a Z-Pak? What does it do? Does it actually do anything? Is it something my healthcare pro...