The Model Health Show

There’s no denying that under certain circumstances, prescription drugs and medical interventions can be lifesaving. But in the US healthcare system, there’s a lot to be desired in the realm of preventative medicine. When medications are for-profit, many patients leave their doctor’s office with an ever-growing list of prescriptions and little hope for life outside a pill bottle. 

Dr. Meg Kilcup is a Doctor of Pharmacy and an integrative health practitioner who is passionate about teaching others about preventative health, patient safety, and how to live a holistic, healthy lifestyle. On this episode of The Model Health Show, she’s sharing what it’s like behind the scenes of the pharmaceutical industry and why a healthy lifestyle is your best defense against COVID-19. 

You’re going to learn a multitude of interesting facts about drug side effects and recalls, why our healthcare system is not patient-centered, and how our culture of over-prescription is making us sicker than ever. Meg brings a unique and enlightening perspective to the US healthcare industry, and I think you’ll find her insights highly valuable. So click play, listen in, and enjoy the show! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How Dr. Kilcup got interested in healthcare and pharmacology.
  • What the 4th leading cause of death is in the United States. 
  • How funding works in the pharmaceutical industry. 
  • The average amount of time it takes for change to occur in the healthcare industry.
  • Why side effects are actually expected effects.
  • How the drug approval and recall process works.
  • Why there are so many drug recalls.
  • What value-based incentivization for physicians is.
  • Why big pharma is not patient-centered. 
  • How antibiotics work, and why misuse or overuse is so dangerous.
  • The link between the microbiome and COVID-19.
  • How PPIs work and why they can lead to other health problems.
  • The best approach to nutrition. 
  • How to create a culture of health in your family. 

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