185- Inside the Pharmaceutical Industry and Using Preventative Care

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

May 22, 2023

The pharmaceutical industry has had a lot of ups and downs over the years with the trust from the public. Back in 2019, a Harvard study showed that 58% of Americans didn't trust the pharmaceutical companies. A couple years later, trust increased in response to the pandemic, but then shortly later started to fall once again.

Troy Duell has been in the pharmaceutical industry for over 20 years and is on the show to teach us about some of the inner workings of the industry, and how to incorporate natural solutions into a medicated world.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • What are the day to day operations like in the Pharma Industry
  • How medications have become the new normal for moderating our health
  • When can we intervene with health complications using natural methods instead of pharmaceuticals
  • Different ways to boost the immune system


  • [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast
  • [2:30] Who is Troy Duell and what is his background
  • [4:00] Why didn't Troy Duell go into Physical Therapy or something similar instead of Pharmaceuticals
  • [5:30] What are some of the nuances with the pharmaceutical industry and what are some things you would love to see changed
  • [8:00] What's the average amount of medications an American takes every day
  • [9:15] How did we get to a point where we would rather take a bunch of pills to mitigate diseases instead of changing our lifestyles
  • [11:00] We had a health crisis the last few years which I thought would incentivize people to focus on their health, but it did the opposite
  • [12:15] Knowledge is power when it comes to making changes, and the media avoided talking about the main leading causes towards worse covid outcomes
  • [13:15] If someone wants to transition from medications into a more natural route, what are the right steps to follow
  • [15:00] Are there incentives in place for doctors from the Pharma companies that may prevent doctors from wanting to take patients off medications
  • [18:00] What makes a product a medication vs a supplement
  • [19:30] Can supplements or natural products be patented, or only medications
  • [21:00] Is Folic Acid the best way to get B12 or are there better ways 
  • [25:30] Has MTHFR been around for a long time, or is it becoming more prevalent
  • [27:30] Our population health decline is happening at a faster rate than humans can adapt. Is there a point where we decline too fast compared to our technological and pharmaceutical advancements that we won't be able to function anymore
  • [30:00] Troy shares some ways to boost our immune systems
  • [32:00] Centurion Labs has a few immune boosting products that you can get 67% off of with the code SUMMIT
  • [33:45] What does Troy Duell do daily to keep himself healthy

Resources From This Episode

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Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

Learn More About Troy Duell

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Troy Duell teaches us about the inner workings of the pharmaceutical industry and how to integrate it for preventative care

Troy Duell teaches us about the inner workings of the pharmaceutical industry and how to integrate it for preventative care

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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