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Exploring Resolutions: How Do I Keep Exercising Past January? (with Arash Maghsoodi, DPT)

It's February. Are you still hitting your New Year's resolution goal of 10,000 steps a day? Has your new gym membership card started to collect dust yet? Do you just want to feel a little stronger and have a bit more endurance, in case, you know, a pack of wild angry raccoons starts chasing you??We feel you. (It's a daily fear for us too ;)Thankfully we have brought in an exercise, rehab, and PREHAB specialist, Arash Maghsoodi, DPT! As a doctor of physical therapy, and one of the founders of [P]REHAB (an online resource for physical therapy and using exercise for preventive rehab), Arash serves as a wellspring of helpful, valid, evidence based information regarding exercise and fitness. EXERCISE IS MEDICINE! Arash is here to explain how we can be better at taking our daily/weekly doses!Topics in this episode include:Why is "exercising more" such a common New Year's resolution?Why do many people "drop off" in this resolution in the third or fourth week of January?How can we set ourselves up to maintain our fitness/exercise goals?How can "putting your shoes by the front door" help?How can we exercise "SMART-ly" and not get injured??Check out HIGH-YIELD, easy-to-understand exercise and fitness content by Arash and partners at [P]REHAB!For more episodes, limited edition merch, or to become a Friend of Your Doctor Friends (and more), follow this link!Also, CHECK OUT AMAZING HEALTH PODCASTS on The Health Podcast Network(For real, this network is AMAZING and has fantastic, evidence-based, honest health information, and we are so happy to partner with them!) Find us at:Website: yourdoctorfriendspodcast.com Email: [email protected]  Call the DOCLINE on 312-380-5005 and leave us a message. We will listen and maybe even respond/play it on the show! (Disclaimer: we will not answer specific medical questions or offer medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional with any and all personal health questions.) Connect with us:@your_doctor_friends (IG)@JeremyAllandMD (IG, FB, Twitter)@JuliaBrueneMD (IG)@HealthPodNet (IG)
February 7, 2023

Exploring Resolutions: How Do I Stop Checking My Phone? (with Gloria Mark, PhD)

Picture this common resolution- "I will put my phone down in the new year!" -immediately followed by turning your attention to your computer screen. Let's face it, our devices are here to stay. How can we make them work FOR US, instead of distracting us from the personal connections we need?Cue our expert in human-computer interaction (HCI), Gloria Mark, PhD! WE ARE SO FORTUNATE to be able to pick her brain about how to make OUR BRAINS better at prioritizing our precious mental currency: OUR ATTENTION.Dr. Mark is the author of Attention Span and Multitasking in the Digital Age, the Chancellor's Professor of Informatics at UC Irvine, and has published over 200 papers in top academic journals, and appeared in scores of platforms, including the New York Times, BBC, NPR, the Atlantic, and recently on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard (check it out, the episode is GREAT!)We are aware that we likely outkicked our coverage, and are SO HAPPY to share Dr. Mark's expertise with y'all. Strap in, pay attention, this is a can't-miss episode, friends! :)Topics in this episode include:The MYTH of multitasking. What is "distraction cost'?How attempting to "multitask" affects our brains and bodies (hint: stress!)Is it really the "notifications" on our phones that are distracting us, or is it something else?Are we really "victims of the algorithm" when it comes to social media?How can being "information rich" make us "attention poor"?How can we be aware of our "urges" to check our phones/email/computer and become more intentional in our use of devices?Learn more about Dr. Mark's work at her website. Her latest book, Attention Span, is available nationwide wherever books are sold! Learn more about her book here. For more episodes, limited edition merch, or to become a Friend of Your Doctor Friends (and more), follow this link!Also, CHECK OUT AMAZING HEALTH PODCASTS on The Health Podcast Network(For real, this network is AMAZING and has fantastic, evidence-based, honest health information, and we are so happy to partner with them!) Find us at:Website: yourdoctorfriendspodcast.com Email: [email protected]  Call the DOCLINE on 312-380-5005 and leave us a message. We will listen and maybe even respond/play it on the show! (Disclaimer: we will not answer specific medical questions or offer medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional with any and all personal health questions.) Connect with us:@your_doctor_friends (IG)@JeremyAllandMD (IG, FB, Twitter)@JuliaBrueneMD (IG)@HealthPodNet (IG)
January 31, 2023

Exploring Resolutions: The Diets of TikTok

Ahhhh, TikTok. The cause of, and solution to, much of the the world's problems :) For real though, the traction that fad diets can gain on TT is mind-blowing- we're talking like BILLIONS of views. Never fear, Jeremy and Julie are here to break down the top trending diets on social media, sift through the trash, and give you the helpful, digestible bits that matter.Topics in this episode include:What's keto? How is it different than South Beach or Atkins?Why many "keto" packaged foods have sweeteners added.How to use examine.com- for evidence-based info about nutrition and supplement information.What is the carnivore diet? What about the "lion diet"?What is a "juice cleanse"?How do "fad diets" promote weight cycling?How carbs can be good for you!In summation, the risks, benefits, and evidence of these diets! For more episodes, limited edition merch, or to become a Friend of Your Doctor Friends (and more), follow this link!Also, CHECK OUT AMAZING HEALTH PODCASTS on The Health Podcast Network- our new benevolent overlords! ;) (For real, this network is AMAZING and has fantastic, evidence-based, honest health information, and we are so happy to partner with them!) Find us at:Website: yourdoctorfriendspodcast.com Email: yourdoctorfriendspodcast@gmail.com  Call the DOCLINE on 312-380-5005 and leave us a message. We will listen and maybe even respond/play it on the show! (Disclaimer: we will not answer specific medical questions or offer medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional with any and all personal health questions.) Connect with us:@your_doctor_friends (IG)@JeremyAllandMD (IG, FB, Twitter)@JuliaBrueneMD (IG)@HealthPodNet (IG)
January 24, 2023

Exploring Resolutions: How Much Alcohol is Healthy? (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. Continuing our theme of "New Year's Resolutions", in this episode we tackle some hard truths about hard drinks, and we have a wonderful expert guest to guide us. Dr. Gail Basch is a Psychiatrist and Addiction Medicine specialist and director of the Outpatient Addiction Clinic at Rush University Medical Center and fellowship director for the Addiction Medicine fellowship at Rush. Dr. Basch helps us tackle our tough alcohol-related questions and aids us in being introspective in our relationship with drinking.Topics covered include:What amount of drinking is "healthy" according to the WHO?Is "abstinence only" the only treatment for alcohol use disorder?What is "California Dry"?Are low/no alcohol beers and spirits a good alternative?Dr. Basch recommends these resources for folks seeking more information about alcohol use, cutting down, and quitting:Rethinking Drinking NIAAA siteSAMHSA Dr. Basch's professional profileFor more episodes, limited edition merch, or to become a Friend of Your Doctor Friends (and more), follow this link!Also, if you want to try some kick ass non alcoholic brews from Athletic Brewing, head over to athletic brewing.com and use the code JEREMY20 for 20% off your first order. #GiveDryATry Find us at:Website: yourdoctorfriendspodcast.com Email: yourdoctorfriendspodcast@gmail.com  Call the DOCLINE on 312-380-5005 and leave us a message. We will listen and maybe even respond/play it on the show! (Disclaimer: we will not answer specific medical questions or offer medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional with any and all personal health questions.) Connect with us:@JeremyAllandMD (IG, FB, Twitter)@JuliaBrueneMD (IG)
January 17, 2023

Are New Year’s Resolutions Good For Us?

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We're back from our holiday break and ready to start 2023 strong with a fresh episode :)Why do we make resolutions? What are we really trying to change? Why? And why pick January 1st??What's the history and psychology behind New Year's resolutions, and how can we be mindful in setting a goal or intention for the year?In this episode, we break down the history behind the tradition of setting resolutions at New Year's, and suggest some ways to choose goals that are meaningful, attainable, and fulfilling. We touch on the SMART method of goal setting, delve into the cue/routine/reward technique, and discuss ways to bake in accountability to your goal to increase the chances of success.LISTEN TO THE END to hear a compilation of short clips from many of our guests from 2022 sharing their goals/resolutions/intentions for the year as well :)For more episodes, limited edition merch, or to become a Friend of Your Doctor Friends (and more), follow this link! Find us at:Website: yourdoctorfriendspodcast.com Email: yourdoctorfriendspodcast@gmail.com  Call the DOCLINE on 312-380-5005 and leave us a message. We will listen and maybe even respond/play it on the show! (Disclaimer: we will not answer specific medical questions or offer medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional with any and all personal health questions.) Connect with us:@JeremyAllandMD (IG, FB, Twitter)@JuliaBrueneMD (IG)
January 10, 2023

Friends of Your Doctor Friends Vol. 2

Who doesn't love a clip show for the end of the year?? We are back with another crop of voicemails from our friends (Friends of YDF) asking us weird, wild questions. What better way to round out 2022 than by by listening to Jeremy and Julie provide their best educated guesses for questions that mainly center around odd bodily functions?So gather round, dear listeners, grab a fresh cup of coffee and some tender asparagus (and any other food you can think of that makes your pee smell weird) as we bid adieu to 2022.See you all in 2023! We hope you have happy and healthy holidays :)For more episodes, limited edition merch, or to become a Friend of Your Doctor Friends (and more), follow this link! Find us at:Website: yourdoctorfriendspodcast.com Email: yourdoctorfriendspodcast@gmail.com  Call the DOCLINE on 312-380-5005 and leave us a message. We will listen and maybe even respond/play it on the show! (Disclaimer: we will not answer specific medical questions or offer medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional with any and all personal health questions.) Connect with us:@JeremyAllandMD (IG, FB, Twitter)@JuliaBrueneMD (IG)
December 20, 2022

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Jeremy Alland, MD

Jeremy Alland, MD

Dr. Jeremy Alland is a sports medicine physician at Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH, a renowned, consistently top-10 nationally-ranked orthopedic practice in Chicago, IL. In addition to a busy clinical practice, he serves as the head primary care team physician for the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Dogs, as well as a team physician for the Chicago White Sox.

An avid athlete, Dr. Alland played collegiate baseball for DePauw University before pursuing medicine and enjoys golfing, basketball and stand-up paddleboarding. He lives in a suburb of Chicago with his wife, Katie, two children, Olive and Logan, and their goldendoodle, Archie. He never thought he would have a podcast, but has found it insanely fun and is excited to bring fun and approachability to the most common questions we hear as doctors.

"Work Hard + be kind" -The Alland Kitchen Wall
Julie Bruene, MD

Julie Bruene, MD

Dr. Julie (Julia if we’re being formal, Julia Rose if she’s in trouble) Bruene is a sports medicine physician at Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH, a renowned, nationally-ranked orthopedic practice in Chicago. She serves as a team physician for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls, and DePaul University.

Aside from her obvious interests in sports and medicine, she is a true crime obsessive and is a total sucker for rescued cats. She lives in Chicago with her husband and partner-in-crime, Adam, and with several of the aforementioned rescued cats. We don’t need to get into specifics about the exact number here. She likes when people are kind to one another and when animals dress up like other animals.

Rock over London, rock on Chicago.

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