Musician health issues on WFDU

For the past several years, IBMA has tried to interest members n wellness issues, offering seminars at their annual convention to help music professionals look after their health proactively. Living on the road and working odd hours can place a strain on anyone’s health, but perhaps even more so for folks who alternate between road life and “regular life” as many bluegrass artists must do.

On this morning’s (11/12) edition of Lonesome Pine RFD, Carol Beaugard will speak with pharmacist Scott Berliner, owner of Life Science Pharmacy, who will talk about the nutritional/holistic protocols and remedies he’s formulated to help musicians improve their performance. He will also describe ways to prevent voice and hand injuries, and homeopathic treatments for performance related impairments.

As Carol describes him…

Scott Berliner is a Registered Pharmacist and is certified in Basic, Sterile, and Veterinary Compounding. Scott is also a Natural Pharmacist and a Nutritional Educator. He is the owner and President of Life Science Pharmacy, Life Science Nutrition, and VetRx. At Life Science Pharmacy, located in Harriman, NY, Scott provides compounded pharmaceuticals and nutritional supplements following his philosophy of combining functional medicine with natural and allopathic remedies, to provide solutions to complex medical problems.

Specific topics of note will include a few suggestions for singers including a spray he makes using glutathione. He will also share several recommendations and practices he’s designed for musicians suffering with stiff hands, as well as nutritional support for hearing.

Presently Scott also practices clinical nutrition at the Wellness Center in New York City with Dr. Frank Lipman and Dr. Alejandro Junger. Scott is on the scientific advisory board of Integrative Therapeutics, a large nutraceutical company specializing in supplements based on 2500 peer-reviewed studies.  He works with Beth Israel’s Continuum Center for Health and Healing as a consulting pharmacist. He is also the primary consulting pharmacist for the Greenwich Hospital: Center for Integrative Medicine.

Lonesome Pine RFD airs from 9:00 a.m. to noon (EST) in the NYC metro area on 89.1 FM, and is streamed live on The interview with Berliner is scheduled for 11:00 a.m.

If you miss the program, it will be archived for two weeks on WFDU’s web site, and taped for later broadcast on WAMU’S Bluegrass Country.

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