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The Functional Pharmacy Podcast

84 EpisodesProduced by Robert Kress Functional RPhWebsite

Welcome to Functional Pharmacy alPodcast, where we are Alchemizing Healthy Lives and Rewarding Practices. For Patients and Practitioners alike.My name is Robert Kress, and in addition to my conventional pharmacy studies I have received by Certification In Clinical Nutrition, the art and science of c… read more

84 Episodes | 2018 - 2022

How Masculine and Feminine Energies Can Serve us Best in Our Personal and Professional Lives

November 19th, 2022


I think you will really enjoy this podcast- It's a video training which I have in my Functional Pharmacy Members area, and, after re-reviewing it I …

What's the best exercise to lose weight?

May 16th, 2022


This is one of those questions we get a lot, or not enough...

Tune on in as I give you the down and dirty of weight loss, and what we see as the primary reasons for weight loss resistance, as well as the roadblocks that …

Nothing Is Absolute!

May 10th, 2022


Probably one of the key "universal principles" to ones health...Nothing Is Absolute

This is a mantra I use with my professional clients and my …

Connection: The Primal Need for Health and Longevity

March 15th, 2022


Science has long known that connection and community are key factors to health and longevity. Although that does not mean that you have to become a social butterfly- we thrive on connection many different ways: to …

They say history doesn't repeat itself...well, maybe it gets turned up a notch

January 25th, 2022



I've got some passion flowing in this one folks- let's call it a structured rant!

Today some of our countries brightest and bravest …

Autoimmune Disease, Self Love, and a truly Wholistic Approach

January 14th, 2022


Hey Folks! For both patients and practitioners, autoimmune disease is the real deal. From Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, hashimotos, and the rest, it …

Whole Pharmacy Book- Just as...if not more relevant today than when I wrote it 9 years ago

January 8th, 2022


Honestly, I don't know why I buried this book for so long. Shortly after publishing it, I took it down off of Amazon, sold the copies I had in …

Align Your Motivations with Your Calendar- Scheduling YOU for 2022

January 4th, 2022


Happy New Year!

For the first podcast of 2022- I wanted to talk about YOU- whether you are a business owner or a patient. Listen in as I share with you my personal challenges, as well as the challenges I see in my …

COVID Long Hauler is Not Just About COVID

November 21st, 2021


COVID Long Hauler can present with issues of the heart, breathing, neurological, and more. Truly debilitating for some.

While it’s clear that people …

What is your practice's framework?

July 21st, 2021


What is the DNA of your practice? What is the framework of your practice… Which I ask you, what do you want to share with your patients that you know they need, you know will support their health and well-being?

Tune in …

De-Commoditize your Functional and lifestyle practice

July 21st, 2021


Believe it or not folks, functional medicine has become a commodity… So how do you differentiate yourself from other practitioners? How do you stand …

Welcome to The Modern Alchemist at Functional Pharmacy

July 17th, 2021


The Modern Alchemist exists at the intersection of Science, Nature, Lifestyle and Humanity- Embodying what we teach, embracing self health and growth while Alchemizing Healthy Lives and Rewarding Practices.

Take a …

Let's not skip over the foundations

May 19th, 2021


Never lose sight of the core and foundational elements… It might be sexy to do all the integrative testing, it might be pretty cool to do extended …

Why would I add Lifestyle and Functional Medicine to my Practice?

May 12th, 2021


Hey! How are you? I am really excited to share this podcast with you as I share my top 5 or 6 reasons why someone would want to add lifestyle and …

Happy National Pharmacist Month!

October 18th, 2020


What an interesting and impactful time for pharmacy. Things are changing, and in many ways, going back to what once was.

Allopathic pharmacy in many …

Maybe its time to get into your body and out of your mind? And...does it matter when you exercise and meditate?

January 29th, 2020


Hey folks! This is kind of a 3 part episode in just  minutes, so enjoy!

Get into your body and out of your mind. 

The Power of rhythms for rest and …

The Macro Debate

January 25th, 2020


Protein, fats and carbs, the good, the bad, and the beautiful. Let's get this discussion rolling - as it seems everyone has an opinion, so lets here …

Everyday lab tests to optimize for greater health and reduce risk of disease

January 22nd, 2020


For patients and practitioners, come on in and let's talk about every day lab tests, not fancy, any doc can order, insurance usually covers...and how to optimize them for greater health and reduce the risk of disease.

Pillars of Support when things are going great, and ESPECIALLY when things aren’t so great

January 21st, 2020


Do you have a system, a ritual, ways of being which I impart to your daily living schedule, for health, wellness of mind and of body?  Like many of …

Happy National Pharmacist Day! A Career You Can Make of Your Own

January 12th, 2020


Hello! Join me as we talk about Pharmacy- the reality of retail, how so many are dis-satisfied with the profession they have spent so much time and …

Coffee with Corky! Doing THAT ONE THING...and own your decision making

January 11th, 2020


Good morning- on today's episode of Functional Pharmacy, we are chatting! You know when you are spinning, maybe feeling some overwhelm? A million things to do and don't know where to begin? That's what we began to talk …

2 Keys to Primal Living in a modern day world- Managing selective pressures and rhythms

January 9th, 2020


Lets face it...while we have the same genetic recipe that we did 160,000 years ago, tho life is soooo different. In fact, for the amount of time we have been walking this planet, walking in these genes, we have only …

Customizing Your Lifestyle Movement

November 24th, 2019


Movement should be part of our lifestyle- our genes are craving it!

We have been designed to move, and to move often, while imparting healthy …

FAQ's About CBD...And a few other things I think you should know

November 22nd, 2019


Whether you are new to CBD or a seasoned veteran, tune into to hear the foundational FAQ's and need to knows by CBD and Medicinal Hemp Expert, Robert B Kress, Functional Pharmacist at Functional #cbd …

Listen to your body and give it what it needs

July 18th, 2019


Finding a balance between stress, rest and renewal is the key to get stronger and faster in a healthy manner With your exercise routine

Yoga teacher training chakra 2 weekend!

July 9th, 2019


From roll balls to corgeous balls, meditating by the water, playing, dropping guilt, and ferments- tune on in folks.

Standing for oneself, yet another lesson from chakra one weekend

June 17th, 2019


Hey folks! Tonight Inn, for kitten real again, another podcast that’s beyond Pharmacy though it’s for your health your wellness your happiness and …

Validation of lessons learned from the root chakra weekend

June 17th, 2019


Tune on in as I really get real, sharing with you a lesson that’s been taught to me, messages that have been delivered to me from various sources, all from chakra one weekend number one, yoga teacher training

Yoga teacher training – root chakra – what it’s all about

June 17th, 2019


Listen in,I wanna share with you the qualities the basics of the route chakra and the importance for grounding and stability, standing up for yourself and moving forward in life

It’s amazing when you can continually enhance your career

June 13th, 2019


Hey, I’m back! Check it out… I’m Being trained as a yoga teacher, by another functional medicine practitioner, here’s the story…

Simple Tips to Deal with SAD

November 19th, 2018


Seasonal Affective Disorder is the real deal- and where there is no one cure all- aside from jaunting off to warm and sunny climates in the Southern Hemisphere with the days are longer- there are a number of simple tips …

Having a captain of the ship

November 17th, 2018


Staring down the barrel of a devastating disease can be overwhelming. Hearing everyone and their mothers different opinions...overwhelming. Dealing with individual 'experts' biases, whom you need to trust for your …

Thoughts on Cancer

October 29th, 2018


Cancer, the big C...quite a devastating disease state to go through, for the patient, friends, family...everyone involved.

On this episode I wanted to …

Why and How We Self-sabotage Our Health

October 26th, 2018


One of the reasons people allow themselves to get sick, and for that matter, not meet goals in life, is due to self sabotage. So pull up a chair, …

5 Things that Are On My Mind...That Your Pharmacist Wont Talk About

October 24th, 2018


I am going a bit of course here, although, tune on in, I really think you will dig this podcast as I go into a, I guess you can say, eclectic mix of personal stuff to make you healthier, and for darn sure...a better …

For the Love of Coffee...and the Benefits to Boot

October 22nd, 2018


As I mentioned in an Instagram post @rootpharmacist , I love coffee, and it is vice which I cannot imagine I will ever give up. There seems to be misconceptions of whether coffee is good or bad for you, and here, I will …

Not So Common Breast Cancer Prevention Tips

October 19th, 2018


October is breast cancer prevention month. Did you know there are a lot of lifestyle strategies that we can do to help prevent breast cancer. In this episode I share four of my favorite strategies

Stress, Inflammation and Your Immune System

October 17th, 2018


Tune on in and listen to how both stress and inflammation are double edged swords- when in the right amounts, they strengthen our bodies, although when become chronic, they can impair our immunity and more.

Episode 51: The Morning Ritual

October 15th, 2018


The morning ritual...if I could have a few minutes of your time, I would love to share with you the morning ritual that gets my day rolling, and …

To Flu Shot or Not to Flu Shot? Is that the question?

October 13th, 2018

17:00 make this clear, I am not for or against...I am for the freedom of choice while making health lifestyle choices in any case...
That being said, I think it is important to ask the right questions to decide if a …

The Self Care Prescription

July 2nd, 2018


Too many people are suffering from a lack of self care- they are ignoring the fact that they need to care for themselves- often avoiding to care for others first, and neglecting their own needs.

Or, for whatever reason, …

Part II: Going Beyond Cholesterol- A Healthier Look at Heart Health

June 12th, 2018


In the last episode we addressed how and why we are not winning the war on heart disease- by using a cholesterol only approach.

In this episode I …

Going Beyond Cholesterol- A Healthier Look at Heart Health

June 3rd, 2018


Have you ever wondered why we are not wining the war on heart disease, even though our nation does the most cholesterol testing and dispensing the …

Managing Cortisol and Adrenal Health with Exercise

May 30th, 2018


There can be a fine line between whats needed out of cortisol for optimal physical performance, and the negative effect chronic elevated or …

Cultivating a Positive Mental and Emotional Landscape

May 28th, 2018


Let’s talk about cultivating a positive mental and emotional landscape. ——-
Part of my memorial day celebration has been some landscaping, which i …

Sprinting...The Why's and the How's

May 24th, 2018


Sprinting is one of my favorite exercises...delivers results, feels great, and it aligns us with our primal "designed for health" genes.

Although …

How to find quality nutritional supplements- Episode II

May 19th, 2018


Here's part II...if you have not listened to part I yet, check it out, it lays the ground work for the "how to find" which we will be discussing now.

Also, if you want to see this in print, here's the blog post link :) …

How to find quality nutritional supplements- Episode I

May 19th, 2018


Quality nutritional supplementation is critical if yearning for results for ones health- the thing is...not all supplements are alike.

Tune into this …

Simple shifts in perception, tiny tweaks in action & habits

May 18th, 2018


Often times its the smallest steps that can make the biggest impact. Whether you are a practitioner, a teacher, or on your own path of healing, recognizing that a simple shift in perception can lead to tiny changes in …

Part II: Autoimmune arthritis

May 16th, 2018


Hey we left off talking about some foundational elements for autoimmune we are going to dive a bit deeper- first we will talk about natural supplements (what most want to hear)- but then go …

Autoimmune inflammatory disease-going deeper than mainstream

May 16th, 2018


Today will be a "Ask the Root Pharmacist" the question was posed to me, "What alternatives can I take in place of ibuprofen?" by a patient who has an autoimmune arthritis.

I love this topic because there is …

Episode 5: The thyroid conversation- hashimoto's

May 11th, 2018


Join Robert Kress in talking about some glaring factors that need to be addressed in the path of treating hashimoto's...and understand that it is curable, and often the conventional medicine approach of only treating …

Part IV : The Thyroid Conversation

May 10th, 2018


Welcome back!
I hope you have been enjoying and getting a ton of value on these recent conversations related to thyroid.

As you know, we left off talking about a complete thyroid panel.

Today I want to talk about other …

The Thyroid Conversation Part III: The Complete Thyroid Panel.

May 9th, 2018


All too often practitioner will only test a free T4 and a TSH- which in itself can lead to "cloudy" results, leaving a patient falling through the …

The Thyroid Conversation...Part II

May 8th, 2018


In the last episode we covered "about thyroid"- today we are diving into hypothyroidism (low thyroid activity) how prevalent it is- and all the different factors that can essential neuter your thyroid.

Tune in..and …

The Thyroid Conversation...Part I

May 7th, 2018


Considering the massive role thyroid plays in our bodies...we will be devoting a few episodes to a very common- while often under treated or ignored …

About Me

May 6th, 2018


Now that I am teaching continuing education classes to hundreds o pharmacists at a time...I have been getting a lot of the same question..."how did …

Weekly Hotwire News

May 5th, 2018


With I work with pharmacists and practitioners to help grow their practice, enrich their career, and maximize their brand.

Part of this is a free Weekly News Vlog.....which I have turned into a …

10 Complements or Alternatives to Meditation

May 4th, 2018


Whether you meditate regularly and want to augment your results- or looking to switch things up...trying something new without losing the …

Power of the Nap

May 2nd, 2018


Let's face it- we are a sleep deprived society...and napping can be the solution. Some people are "nappers" where others say they cant nap as it …

The Power of Play

May 2nd, 2018


Go Outside and Play! Remember when mom used to yell that to get us out of her hair? Well...she was doing us a tremendous benefit.

Play is often associated with with childhood activities to pass the time- But the fact is- …

How I became a Functional Pharmacist

April 30th, 2018


The question often comes up... "How did I become a functional pharmacist? or What path did I travel to get here"

The truth was a long road of self discovery and making it up as I went along- along with some great …

"Other" Factors to Health and Longevity

April 29th, 2018


Greetings! All to often people rely on a magic bullet- or buy into a belief that a supplement, or diet will give them the fountain of youth.

In …

Stay hungry, stay foolish

April 25th, 2018


All too often we fall into the ‘comfort that kills....sometimes the cushioning siphons our ambition. Lets talk about this for a fee minutes.

Hows your methylation going?

April 21st, 2018


Methylation has gain much attention with the research on nutrigenomics- and for good flips a lot of switches we need for out health, and if its not working to capacity...those switches don't get turned out. …

Making the case for outcome based results

April 15th, 2018


Let’s make the case for outcome cases results. —evidence based medicine is key....but can come from other areas...not just studied

We must be wary of …

How Do You Want to Age? Biological Age -vs- Chronological Age

April 12th, 2018


Tune on in and listen to how we can enhance our biological age regardless of our chronological age- thus reducing risk factors of chronic disease

Adding Years to Your Life and Life to Your Years via Organ Reserve

April 10th, 2018


How do you want to age? How do you want to live? How do you want to die? The goal of anyone would be to live a long life of vitality- disease free- …

Why you should forest bathe

April 9th, 2018


Forest bathing is a great alternative tool for your stress Management tool kit. Reduce cortisol, blood pressure, while enhancing mood and immunity.

Why you should forest bathe

April 9th, 2018


Forest bathing is a great tool for your stress management tool box

Geared for short term stress

February 28th, 2018


See the difference...quickly understand how we are great st handling short term stress and why we must manage chronic stress

Curve balls and shifting gears

February 22nd, 2018


From switching gears to support your stress response to dealing with unexpected challenges and enjoying them

Lets talk mindbody. Its good

February 22nd, 2018


The mind body- critical role in health...its with everyone

Over thinking disorder

February 20th, 2018


OTD and implications in all areas of your life

Flu shot ?

February 14th, 2018


Some factors to consider while deciding if the flu shot is a good idea for you

How much thyroid?

February 14th, 2018


Understanding how much thyroid a healthy thyroid produces might lend some insight to if they thyroid is inefficient...even if lab tests say OK

Supplements 4 adrenal support

February 13th, 2018


Check out the different natural supplements for adrenal support

Is adrenal fatigue fake?

February 12th, 2018


Allow medicine to evolve...listen and you will see what i mean

Is adrenal fatigue fake?

February 12th, 2018


Allow medicine to evolve...listen and you will see what i mean

Is adrenal fatigue fake?

February 12th, 2018


Allow medicine to evolve...listen and you will see what i mean

February 11, 2018

February 11th, 2018


Strategies to manage stress

Managing / not managing stress

February 8th, 2018


To manage or not to manage stress. Am i stressed? What can stress me? What do cortisol levels have to do with it? What issues can it lead to?

The Rhythmic Nature of Stress

February 7th, 2018


The rhythmic nature of stress- use it

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