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Dr. Zielsdorf audio interview: functional medicine and autoimmunity

LDN Low Dose Naltrexone, mental health, thyroid conditions, functional medicine, and autoimmunity

This week we focused on important health issues that affect you and your family from both a medical and nutritional viewpoint.

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“The Doctor and the Pharmacist” Radio hour

9-10-16 This week we focused on important health issues that affect you and your family from both a medical and nutritional viewpoint. The FDA has determined that all antibacterial soaps must be removed from retail store shelves a year from now, as there are no benefits over regular soaps and may cause harm. Hand sanitizers and wipes are not included in the antibacterial group if they contain at least 50% alcohol.
My two guests today are Dr. Sarah Zielsdorf, MD and her assistant, Rachel Wuest. Dr. Zielsdorf is an MD doctor of Medicine, is an internist and has a clinical practice applying Functional Medicine. Functional Medicine is a science-based medical approach that assesses and treats underlying illness by seeking root causes of these conditions that initiate or cause chronic inflammation. Dr. Zielsdorf also has a bachelor’s degree in microbiology, a masters degree in public health and microbiology. We discuss autoimmune disease, LDN Low Dose Naltrexone, mental health, thyroid conditions, functional medicine, and autoimmunity.

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Dr. Zielsdorf audio interview: Thyroid Exams

Thyroid Exams and What Information Patients Should Bring to an Appointment

Our Primary topic of the day was Thyroid Exams and What Information Patients Should Bring to an Appointment

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“The Doctor and the Pharmacist” Radio hour

11-12-16 As a compounding pharmacist, we encounter and often recommend many topical medication options. They can work systemically or locally and can often get a better response than oral medications.
Mark Drugs has always worked with our patients and continues to do so to make costs reasonable for our customers.
Topical Analgesics decrease the use of other pain medications and reduce potential side effects.
A recent study shows that after only three months of topical therapy, patients experienced reduced use of opiates by 27.5% for Vicodin like drugs containing hydrocodone, morphine and oxycodone. It showed reduced use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAID’s) by 64.1%. After five months of topical therapy, the reductions were even more pronounced. Not only do these topical pain medications work locally to give relief to muscles and joints, but topical and transdermal medications decrease the amount that goes to the liver and results in less liver stress and potential drug interactions.
Mark Drugs will work with your doctor to come up with topical analgesics that can decrease your pain, improve your overall condition, decrease drug interaction potential, and improve the quality of your heart, lungs and every organ in your body.
Dr. Sarah Zielsdorf, from IPD Physicians Group is my guest today. She focuses on Functional Medicine. Functional Medicine is a combination of traditional, allopathic, Indian/Ayurvedic and herbal medicine. This means using any tools, including traditional and scientific methods to get to the root of medical problems to get to a cure or improvement of a patient’s health.
Our Primary topic of the day was Thyroid Exams and What Information Patients Should Bring to an Appointment. It is very important that you have a good and open relationship with your physician…

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Dr. Zielsdorf audio interview: Inflammation

Our topic for today is inflammation, both acute and chronic inflammation.

Courtesy of Mark Drugs
“The Doctor and the Pharmacist” Radio hour

12-10-16 United States life expectancy has declined for the first time in two decades (since 1993). This is a result of heart disease, chronic lower respiratory disease, unintentional injury, strokes, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, kidney disease and suicide.
Mortality from cancer, however, has decreased by 1.7%. These statistics are from one-year data.
Our topic for today is inflammation, both acute and chronic inflammation. It is Dr. Mandel’s belief and that of many other clinicians that inflammation is truly the source of all disease and illness. Compared to recent generations our lives may be getting shorter and our quality of life may be deteriorating.
My guest today is Dr. Sara Zielsdorf, who has offices in Morris, Illinois and Romeoville, Illinois. Dr. Zielsdorf focuses on inflammation in her treatment of patients. Acute inflammation is the body’s natural protective response against an injury or a foreign invader. There is a beginning, middle, and end to acute inflammation.
If acute inflammation does not resolve, it can create a lasting inflammatory response that does not resolve and can develop into chronic inflammation. This may strain and stress the human body and impact how the human body can heal, as well as lead to other diseases…

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Dr. Zielsdorf audio interview: Sub clinical hypothyroidism

Dr. Zielsdorf practices functional medicine. Functional Medicine works on how to make changes in the body given the products you are taking.

Courtesy of Mark Drugs
“The Doctor and the Pharmacist” Radio hour

2-11-17 Topics:
My Guests today are Dr. Sarah Zielsdorf and Nurse practitioner Roxanna Calafos (http://ipd.md/dr-zielsdorf.htm) Ph.(630) 226-9303
Roxanna will be assisting Dr. Zielsdorf
A current study showed that pregnant women with sub clinical hypothyroidism and receiving treatment had lower chance of pregnancy loss but a higher chance of pre-term delivery. The study did not differentiate between women having boys vs girls. Women carrying boys in general are more likely to have hypothyroidism, which is a weakness of this study.
Dr. Zielsdorf practices functional medicine. Functional Medicine works on how to make changes in the body given the products you are taking. A Mast cell is a form of white blood cell (granulocytes) produced by bone marrow containing granules that can be toxic. The body uses these for blood clotting, to fight infections, etc. Mast Cells have signals and if they contact a receptor (allergens or bad bacteria, etc.) they try to destroy it. Normally this works fine in the body but in some cases such as peanut allergies, the Mast Cells can overreact. Allergic reactions to pollen or other environmental toxins require that Mast Cells be inhibited. You do not want to suppress Mast Cells too much as they do good things in the body. There is some evidence that Alzheimer’s may have a relationshop to Mast Cells, but this is not yet confirmed. There are numerous Mast Cell inhibitors available today, which effect specific allergic reactions.
Steps in allergic patient diagnosis are: patient history, blood analysis, cell lines, patterns contributing to inflammation, and gene testing. With an Anti-inflammatory diet, eliminate the following:
· Milk
· Eggs
· Fish (e.g., bass, flounder, cod)
· Crustacean shellfish (e.g. crab, lobster, shrimp)
· Tree nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts, pecans)
· Peanuts
· Wheat.
· Soybeans.
Dr. Zielsdorf recommends the following to calm the immune system:
A wash out period of 4 to 6 weeks. During this period eliminate the following – grains, sugar and dairy. This is a good starting point prior to seeing a doctor for allergic issues.
Dangers of Mast Cell inhibitors: Mast Cells perform wound healing, new blood cell formation, immune tolerance, defense against bad bacteria and blood brain barrier. There are over the counter Mast Cell inhibitors available today, but you must be careful when taking these. It is recommended that you work with a skilled practitioner and use only vetted products. Many online products do not meet this standard – be careful.
Todays Call in Questions:
1. Our first Caller is sensitive to formaldehyde exposure causing severe distress. Your body must breakdown formaldehyde to eliminate it. The ability to break this down is genetic. We recommend an anti-inflammatory diet – see above information.
2. Would Dr. Zielsdorf want to take on a colon cancer patient? Dr. Zielsdorf would be a supporting doctor but not a primary care doctor for cancer patients. She specializes in Functional medicine

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Dr. Wuest audio interview on Attention Deficit Disorder

Dr. Wuest discusses what Attention Deficit Disorder is and effective treatments.

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Dr. Wuest audio interview on Panic Attacks

Dr. Wuest discusses panic attacks, a condition listed under anxiety disorders.

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