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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: [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 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: [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:@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: [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:@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: [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:@JeremyAllandMD (IG, FB, Twitter)@JuliaBrueneMD (IG)
December 20, 2022

I Hurt My Knee, What Should I Do?

Oh no! I twisted my knee in a funky way and felt a pop and now it hurts! What do I do? Is this bad?? Do I need surgery?? HELP!As Sports Medicine physicians, Jeremy and Julie have fielded this concern too many times to count. Its scary! One minute your knee is fine, and the next its all swollen and painful and you're limping around. Your mind immediately goes to your buddy who had to have major reconstructive surgery and was hobbling around on crutches for seemingly forever. DON'T PANIC. Chances are you can weather this storm without undergoing a major invasive intervention. Knee injuries are incredibly common, and the majority of folks just need some good old fashioned time, rest, ice and TLC for their injury to heal. In this episode, Jeremy and Julie walk you through the immediate checklist to go through once you've tweaked your knee, red flag signs to look for, and tips on how to make it better. No KNEE-d to fear!! ;) 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: [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:@JeremyAllandMD (IG, FB, Twitter)@JuliaBrueneMD (IG)
December 13, 2022

Demystifying CBD (with Scott Palmer, MD)

CBD seems to be everywhere. You can buy CBD or "hemp-infused" drinks, you can use creams on your skin, or take oral capsules. Advertisements for CBD products tout myriad benefits, from controlling anxiety, to reducing pain and promoting restful sleep. How does it actually work? How did it get so popular? Does it really work? How is it regulated?We brought on our doctor friend and cannabinoid expert, Dr. Scott Palmer to help answer these questions, and provide more insight on CBD. Dr. Palmer is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician in Chicago who has provided medical care for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls since 2005. He also has special research interests in the use of cannabinoids (including CBD) to help treat chronic pain, anxiety, and neurodegenerative disorders, among other health concerns. Dr. Palmer is the medical director of Synthonics, Inc. - a small pharmaceutical research organization involved in cannabinoid research and manufacturing. Come learn about all things CBD!Learn more about Dr Palmer here and his novel CBD products here.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: [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:@JeremyAllandMD (IG, FB, Twitter)@JuliaBrueneMD (IG)
December 6, 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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