Doctor Julie was recently a guest on The Active Austin Podcast with Dr. Jarod Carter of Carter Physiotherapy. The podcast brings together Austin-based fitness and health care professionals for interviews about the latest trends and information to help Austinites improve their health, fitness, and wellbeing. Her interview covered the gamut from her educational background to insights into Doctor Julie’s unique and sane philosophy of medicine.
- Dr Reardon’s education and history in the medical field that lead her to choose a different path and open an integrative medicine practice.
- The difference between “functional” medicine and “integrative” medicine
- How integrative medicine is evolving and how that evolution can benefit you as a patient
- Why first appointments with Dr Reardon are lengthy, and her approach to initial evaluations are often called “narrative” medicine
- The most common issues she treats in her practice and how those syndromes are often interrelated with other common health issues
- How she incorporates traditional medical testing in her treatment plans, as well as the less-common tests she utilizes
- MTHFR gene testing and how methylation affects multiple processes in the body
- Why consulting “Dr Google” can be dangerous
- Dr Reardon’s LIVE IT philosophy
- How “leaky gut” can lead to auto-immune or inflammatory issues, and how you can test for it
Gluten and casein sensitivities, the proteins involved, and the gut biome: How they all interact and how many factors can actually influence those sensitivities
- Actionable tips and steps that Dr Reardon suggests patients try
- Supplements (and/or dietary changes) that Dr Reardon has seen benefit many of her patients
- The importance of meditation to the healing process
- The 4-7-8 breathing pattern to decrease stress levels and improve a sense of wellbeing.
Listen to the full interview here.