Optimization Academy with Dr. Greg Jones

Optimization Academy with Dr. Greg Jones

Dr. Greg Jones
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.
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/ *****Click here to subscribe to my channel:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM2Jjqb7MqtZ7VDIuRjguLA/?sub_confirmation=1     *****Connect with me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doctorjones_doctorjones/     *****Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GregJonesNMD
Apr 12
44 min
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 *****Click here to subscribe to my channel:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM2Jjqb7MqtZ7VDIuRjguLA/?sub_confirmation=1     *****Connect with me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doctorjones_doctorjones/     *****Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GregJonesNMD
Mar 14
35 min
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 *****Connect with me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doctorjones_doctorjones/ *****Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GregJonesNMD
Feb 28
4 min
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   *****Click here to subscribe to my channel:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM2Jjqb7MqtZ7VDIuRjguLA/?sub_confirmation=1     *****Connect with me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doctorjones_doctorjones/  
Feb 19
35 min
47. Testosterone Treatment Takedown: Topical, Injection, or Pellets?
For this Crash Course, I wanted to share insights on the primary methods of testosterone replacement: topical administration, intramuscular injections, and testosterone pellet insertion. Join me as I weigh the pros and cons of each and providing insight for anyone considering testosterone replacement. In this episode: Understanding Testosterone Replacement: A brief introduction to TRT (00:00 - 01:02) Topical Administration Pros & Cons (01:03 - 02:22) Intramuscular Injections Unpacked (02:23 - 03:22) Testosterone Pellets - A closer look (03:23 - 04:39) As always thanks for watching and listening. *****Click here to subscribe to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM2Jjqb7MqtZ7VDIuRjguLA/?sub_confirmation=1 *****Connect with me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doctorjones_doctorjones/ *****Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GregJonesNMD
Jan 14
4 min
46. Pentosan polysulfate vs. arthritis and joint pain
Welcome to The Optimization Academy Crash Course Series with Dr. Greg Jones!    I wanted to create short videos and podcasts where I can take a deep dive into frequently asked questions and topics that my patients and I find complicated or intriguing.    For our next Crash Course, we’re taking a closer look at one of Pentosan Polysulfate, an amazing option to improve joint pain and arthritis symptoms    In this episode:  Why arthritis is not a “wear and tear” disease  What is Pentosan polysulfate?  How does Pentosan help treat arthritis?  What are the side effects of Pentosan?    As always thanks for watching and listening.  *****Click here to subscribe to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM2Jjqb7MqtZ7VDIuRjguLA/?sub_confirmation=1  *****Connect with me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doctorjones_doctorjones/  *****Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GregJonesNMD     
Dec 10, 2023
3 min
45. Beyond Band-Aids: Peptides, Ozone, and Integrative Wound Healing
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 Lexi Yoo, FNP-BC/CPNP as we discuss peptides and more exciting options for accelerated wound healing. Lexi is the founder and owner of Yoo Direct Health, a leading healthcare practice that focuses on integrative medicine, anti-aging treatments, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. She is a double board-certified nurse practitioner in the areas of family and pediatric medicine, with a passion for providing comprehensive and personalized care to her patients. In this episode we are discussing the following topics and more: What are the most common wound Lexi sees in her clinic Foundations of health to be optimized in conjunction with skin care and wound healing Using peptides and functional medicine to create a powerful plan for skin and wound healing Cutting edge therapies for acne scar healing As always thanks for watching and listening  *****Learn more about Lexi and Yoo Direct Health: www.yoodirecthealth.com/  and at https://www.instagram.com/yoodirecthealth_aesthetics/ *****Click here to subscribe to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM2Jjqb7MqtZ7VDIuRjguLA/?sub_confirmation=1  *****Connect with me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doctorjones_doctorjones/  *****Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GregJonesNMD 
Nov 12, 2023
25 min
44. Testosterone Start to Finish: What You and Your Doctor Should Know About TRT
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. Brendan McCarthy from Protea Medical Center in Chandler, AZ.  Dr. McCarthy is the author of, Jump Off The Mood Swing, A Sane Woman’s Guide To Her Crazy Hormones. This book illustrates Dr. McCarthy’s unorthodox approach to mental/emotional wellness and its link to hormone balance in women. Using blood work and clinical investigation, Dr. McCarthy gets to the bottom of possible causes for common conditions such as anxiety, PMS, depression, slow metabolism and more.    In this episode we are taking a deep dive into optimizing testosterone and avoiding side effects in both men and women, and more!    What are the warning signs of low testosterone?  What labs should be looked at before starting TRT?  What are the different ways to replace and optimize your testosterone levels?  What side effect pathways should you and your doctor be aware of?  Testosterone is not just for men  What to consider when you are thinking about stopping TRT    As always thanks for watching and listening.       *****Learn more about Protea Medical Center and Dr. McCarthy: www.protealife.com and at https://www.instagram.com/drbrendanmccarthy/    *****Click here to subscribe to my YouTube channel:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM2Jjqb7MqtZ7VDIuRjguLA/?sub_confirmation=1     *****Connect with me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doctorjones_doctorjones/     *****Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GregJonesNMD    
Oct 21, 2023
46 min
43. The Future of Beauty How Peptide Therapy is Revolutionizing Aesthetic
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 Lexi Yoo, FNP-BC/CPNP as we discuss the power of peptide therapy for improving skin health and hair growth! Lexi is the founder and owner of Yoo Direct Health, a leading healthcare practice that focuses on integrative medicine, anti-aging treatments, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. She is a double board-certified nurse practitioner in the areas of family and pediatric medicine, with a passion for providing comprehensive and personalized care to her patients. In Part 1, we are discussing the following topics and more:  00:00 - 10:29 What are the root causes of skin aging? 12:45 - 30:30 What are the top peptides to reduce wrinkles and improve skin health? 30:31 - 34:20 What are the root causes of hair loss?  34:21 - 41:16 Why are the top peptides for hair growth?  As always thanks for watching and listening     *****Learn more about Lexi and Yoo Direct Health: www.yoodirecthealth.com/  and at https://www.instagram.com/yoodirecthealth_aesthetics/ *****Click here to subscribe to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM2Jjqb7MqtZ7VDIuRjguLA/?sub_confirmation=1  *****Connect with me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doctorjones_doctorjones/  *****Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GregJonesNMD
Oct 21, 2023
41 min
42. Crash Course 5: GHK-Cu: The Most Powerful Peptide You’re Not Using
Welcome to The Optimization Academy Crash Course Series with Dr. Greg Jones! I wanted to create short videos and podcasts where I can take a deep dive into frequently asked questions and topics that my patients and I find complicated or intriguing. For our next Crash Course, we’re taking a closer look at one of the most powerful and versatile peptides: GHK-Cu! In this episode: • What is GHK-Cu and how does it work in our cells? • GHK-Cu and skin health • GHK-Cu and hair growth • GHK-Cu and wound healing • GHK-Cu and inflammation • GHK-Cu and antioxidant support As always thanks for watching and listening. *****Click here to subscribe to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM2Jjqb7MqtZ7VDIuRjguLA/?sub_confirmation=1 *****Connect with me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doctorjones_doctorjones/ *****Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GregJonesNMD
Sep 9, 2023
10 min
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