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Dr. Carrie Jones
Dr. Kate Henry
August 21, 2023

Unpacking Type 2 Diabetes: Personalized Care and Natural Interventions with Dr. Melody Hartzler

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In today's episode with Dr. Melody Hartzler, you’ll hear us take a deep dive on:

  1. What is type 2 diabetes, and what causes it?

  2. What is insulin resistance?

  3. Medications and lifestyle interventions for type 2 diabetes

  4. The role of gut health in type 2 diabetes

  5. Nutrients and natural remedies in the management of type 2 diabetes

Dr. Hartzler is a Clinical Pharmacist and CEO of PharmToTable, as well as a nationally recognized speaker on diabetes and functional medicine. She is passionate about changing the landscape of healthcare with functional medicine. Dr. Hartzler’s focus areas are functional gastrointestinal disorders, nutritional deficiencies, women’s hormone balance, cardiometabolic risk reduction, diabetes, low thyroid function, and autoimmune conditions.

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Labs Mentioned

  • A1C test
  • Lipoprotein panel
  • Comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP)
  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • TSH test
  • Fasting insulin test
  • Thyroid panel test
  • hs-CRP test
  • Zinc testing
  • RBC testing
  • Vitamin D testing
  • Magnesium testing
  • Coenzyme Q10 testing
  • Stool test
  • Complete Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA)

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00:00 - Intro

02:00 - A journey in diabetes care

04:58 - The Thrive diabetes care program

07:02 - What is type 2 diabetes?

17:36 - Testing for type 2 diabetes

28:48 - Zinc deficiency and type 2 diabetes

30:25 - The role of gut health in type 2 diabetes

33:44 - Coenzyme Q10 and vitamin D testings

47:37 - How plant-based probiotics improve gut health and lower triglycerides

51:53 - A holistic approach to type 2 diabetes medications

01:02:04 - Blending traditional pharmacology and functional medicine

01:06:43 - The complex landscape of Ozempic and weight loss

01:11:38 - Where can you find Dr. Melody Hartzler?

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