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Wellness Upside Down

39 EpisodesProduced by Dr. Neal Smoller, Holistic PharmacistWebsite

Dr. Neal Smoller, PharmD is a pharmacist, supplement strategist, and “medical mythbuster” who simplifies the science of true holistic health so regular people can make confident decisions and get better results.Dr. Neal believes the health and wellness industries have put profits over people for too… read more

39 Episodes | 2022 - 2023

The Guide to Spring! (Part 1)

April 21st, 2023


With the beautiful blossoming flowers of Spring, comes allergies, pests, and poison ivy. Join Dr. Neal Smoller as he debunks the common misconception …

Springs Bounce Back

April 14th, 2023


Are you aware that improperly disposing of supplements can harm our environment and water systems? In this episode, Dr. Neal Smoller discusses the …

Supplement Spring Cleaning

April 7th, 2023


Discover the truth about supplement expiration dates and learn whether expired supplements can harm your health! Join Dr. Neal Smoller in this …

The Wizard of Ozempic

March 31st, 2023


Discover the Truth about Ozempic & Wegovy: Safe Weight Loss Options. Dr. Neal Smoller, Dr. Ali Watson, and Dr. Benjamin Jolley unveil the viral …

CBD: This Could Be Dope

March 24th, 2023


Are you curious about CBD and its potential benefits? In this episode, Dr. Neal Smoller dives deep into the science behind CBD and shares everything …

Sleep Support Simplified

March 17th, 2023


Struggling to fall or stay asleep? Melatonin is often overused in the US and prescription-only in most countries, but are there better alternatives? …

Collagen: I Have a Bone Broth to Pick With You

March 10th, 2023


Welcome to this week's exciting episode! Dr. Neal Smoller, your expert holistic pharmacist and supplement strategist, shares his wealth of knowledge …

Science of Stretching

March 3rd, 2023


Welcome to another exciting episode! Join Dr. Neal Smoller as we chat with Mark DeCicco, a weight loss success story and fitness expert from RTD …

Book of Mark II

February 24th, 2023


Continuing from the first Book of Mark episode, discover the inspirational weight loss journey of Mark DeCicco in this gripping episode, as he shares his incredible transformation from a staggering 400 lbs, to his …

Neal Finally Got Covid

February 17th, 2023


Looking for a story time video about a medical professional's first-hand experience with Covid-19? Watch as Dr. Neal Smoller shares his personal …

The Supplement Quality Standard

February 10th, 2023


Discover the secrets to choosing only the best supplements! Do you know if the supplement industry is regulated by the FDA? Are you worried about …

Dairy Alternatives: The New Juice!

February 3rd, 2023


Learn the truth about juice cleanses, dairy alternatives, and the nutrition and wellness industry from expert Dr. Neal Smoller. Discover if juice …

Shake the Weight Away

January 27th, 2023


Are drinking shakes and smoothies healthy? Can you lose weight from drinking shakes? Learn the secrets of making the best shakes and smoothies for …

How To Eat Well And Fuel Your Fire!

January 20th, 2023


Learn the secrets to eating well with Dr. Neal Smoller and Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist Ilyse Simon. Discover how to build a healthy nutritional …

New Year's - You Say You Want a Resolution

January 13th, 2023


Are New Year's Resolutions actually harmful to our mental health? In this video, we discuss the psychological impacts of setting goals and the …

Neal's Hair Transplant

January 6th, 2023


Dr. Neal Smoller dives deep and honest with his hair transplant experience, from finding a doctor, exploring FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) and FUE …

Best of 2022!

December 30th, 2022


With 2022 coming to an end, Dr. Neal Smoller and Mark DeCicco discuss the best episodes of Wellness Upside Down in the last year, covering topics …

Holiday Extravaganza

December 23rd, 2022


Dr. Neal Smoller and Mark DeCicco take it mostly lighthearted and funny today for a special Christmas episode! They discuss their favorite Christmas …

Multivitamins: Whole Food? More Like Whole Fraud

December 16th, 2022


How are multivitamins really made? Do nutrients from vitamins replace food? What does whole food vitamins even mean? Supplement manufacturers make …

The Cool Kids Guide to Hydration

December 9th, 2022


Did you know that by simply not drinking enough water, you can experience headaches, fatigue, cramps, and dizziness? What are all the factors when it …

My Heart Will Go On Holistically

December 2nd, 2022


Did you know that most illnesses are PREVENTABLE just by lifestyle modifications? That includes cancer, heart disease, stroke, and all the number one killer diseases in the United States. Did you know that taking …

Gobble Gobbledygook

November 20th, 2022


Happy Thanksgiving folks! What comes with holiday season, of course, are all the mouthwatering food, desserts, and the extra 20lbs by the end of the …

Perseverating on Productivity

November 18th, 2022


In this episode, Dr. Neal and Mark discuss the importance of being productive when it comes to all aspects of your life such as your work, your health, and your mental well-being, but also how having the necessary …

Immune Health: Boost or Bust?

November 11th, 2022


In this episode, Dr. Neal and Mark DeCicco discuss the boosting of your immune system, the true and false ideas behind it, and the pathways to go from suboptimal to optimal health, and how to stay there.

Plus Neal and …

Multivitamins: Safely Buying in 2022

November 2nd, 2022


Dr. Neal and Mark continue the discussion about multivitamins, but this time they go over buying tips, their safety, and the assumptions people have …

Multivitamins: Both Useless and Vital

October 26th, 2022


In this episode, Dr. Neal and Mark discuss the world of Multivitamins and which ones are useless and which ones are vital to our health. Plus, they …

Meditate on This

October 18th, 2022


Dr. Neal, Mark and Dr. Lawrence Dresdale pickup immediately where they left off to discuss mindfulness and meditation.

The gang defines what a moment …

The Bad Roommate in Your Head

October 12th, 2022


Today's episode is our first of many centering around Mental Wellbeing.

Dr. Neal and Mark speak with clinical psychologist, Dr. Lawrence Dresdale. The …

Myths of Stretching

October 5th, 2022


In this episode, Dr. Neal and Mark talk about stretching. More importantly, they talk about the myths of stretching: the misinformation and excuses people use to stop them from this very important wellness practice.

OTR: The Book of Mark Part 2

September 28th, 2022


In this OFF THE RECORD conversation, we discuss the more juicy aspects of Mark's bypass and weight loss endeavors. And no, we're not referring to the dumping syndrome.

Mark gets a little emotional and then swears his …

The Book of Mark

September 28th, 2022


On this episode the guys do Mark's favorite thing: talking about himself!

Today is the "Book of Mark." Dr. Neal and Mark chronicle the ups and downs of Mark's weight loss journey. He wasn't always the Miley Cyrus …

Scenes (and Memes) at the Apothecary

September 21st, 2022


In this episode, Dr. Neal talks about supplements using case studies from his recent interactions at his practice in Woodstock, NY.

This is an …

OTR: Neal's Lampoon Vacation

September 14th, 2022


Neal and his family took a much-needed, long-overdue vacation summer of 2022 to Europe.

The ran from city to city, masterpiece to masterpiece, and tourist trap to tourist trap. There were a number of observations about …

Supplement Strategy

September 14th, 2022


In this episode, Dr. Neal introduces the Supplement Strategy.  After Mark corrects his "grumpiness," Neal makes his case for why being smart, simple, and strategic with supplements is so very needed.  Dr. Neal reviews …


September 7th, 2022


In this episode, Dr. Neal Smoller and Mark Decicco discuss calories. They quickly establish how they feel about calories and try to discuss calories …

The Holistic Standard

August 29th, 2022


Dr. Neal gives a verbal run down of his methodology, The Holistic Standard.

He and Mark review why we need a new standard of holistic care, then step …

OTR: Neal's Hair

August 29th, 2022


Man, oh Man is this an awesome episode!

This episode is all about Dr. Neal's hair transplant surgery! Hear every. single. detail. of the story, told …

The Very First One

August 18th, 2022


Welcome to the VERY FIRST episode of Dr. Neal Smoller, Holistic Pharmacist's podcast! Meet Neal, his new co-host Mark Decicco of RTD Fitness, and …

What is a Holistic Pharmacist?

August 15th, 2022


Who's Dr. Neal? What does he stand for? What the heck is a holistic pharmacist, even? What is this show going to be? Why is this episode so crackly?

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