Taking Control of Your Health with Dr. Jen Pfleghaar

Are traditional Western medical solutions just not working for you anymore? Dr. Pfleghaar (Dr. Jen) attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. She then went on to residency at St Vincent's Mercy Medical Center for Emergency Medicine. Dr. Jen spent one year flying with Life Flight as a flight physician. She now works at local emergency rooms in the community and her office in Perrysburg, OH practicing Integrative Medicine. Having children sparked Dr. Jen's interest in Integrative Medicine, and she is passionate about helping her clients heal their bodies from the inside out. It was an absolute pleasure to speak with her and I know you'll take something from this episode.

What we discussed:

  • Dr. Jen's backstory, including her battle with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and her experiences in medical school (1:12)
  • What she believes was the catalyst for developing Hashimoto's (7:36)
  • How her colleagues reacted when she made the switch to integrative medicine (12:27)
  • The outlook for bridging the gap between traditional and integrative medicine (16:26)
  • How food choices impact health (18:42)
  • Common health issues in the US and their root causes (26:24)
  • Her opinion on nicotine in isolation and energy drinks (34:28)
  • Appetite suppression and nutrition for bodybuilding (36:17)
  • Eating healthy and the social blowback (42:11)
  • Suggestions for what to do if you suspect you may have thyroid issues (44:27)
  • Fasting benefits (48:50)
  • Continuous glucose monitoring (53:07)
  • Parenting and nutrition choices for a healthy childhood (59:59)

Where to learn more about Dr. Jen:

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Written By

Robert Sikes


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