Ep. 12 Immune Health: Boost or Bust?

In This Episode

In this episode, Dr. Neal and Mark DeCicco discuss boosting your immune system, the true and false ideas behind it, the pathways to go from suboptimal to optimal health, and how to stay there. Neal and Mark dive even deeper and talk about the… “oh-no!” …topic of vaccinations ::GASP::, COVID, diet, exercise, and the “superhero” mentality people want to reach. 

Yes, even more Saugerties shout-outs in this one, plus Mark’s up and down and all-around experience being back at Garlic Festival, and of course jokes, upon jokes, upon… do we dare say it? Jokes… Bad ones yes, but still, they’re jokes, folks.  

Topics Discussed

  • Immune System Overview
  • Big Pharma wants you to stay sick for profit
  • Vaccination: the only thing scientifically proven to literally boost your immune system
  • Realigning our expectations around what an immune supplement can do
  • Suboptimal vs Optimal Health
  • What you can do to make the immune system better


Dr. Neal Smoller, Holistic Pharmacist

About Neal Smoller

Dr. Neal Smoller, PharmD, is a licensed pharmacist: and owner of Village Apothecary, an independent pharmacy in the most famous small town in America—Woodstock, NY. He’s also the host of the popular wellness podcast, The Big Mouth Pharmacist.”


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