S04E06 – Biohacking Hyperemesis Gravidarum w/Dr. Danielle Plummer

Today, I had the privilege to sit and chat with an esteemed colleague about a very important topic that doesn’t get too much time in the limelight.

Dr. Danielle Plummer is a third-generation pharmacist and former professional figure skater. Living an active lifestyle has been at the forefront throughout her life. She earned her PharmD in 2016 from Creighton University, which has opened up a world of opportunity. She currently works in both hospital and retail pharmacy in Las Vegas and owns two businesses, teleMDcare and HG Pharmacist.

Danielle’s main focus now is in improving the quality of life for women with Hyperemesis Gravidarum. She’s super passionate about her children (3 daughters ages 15, 19 and 22), her 2 rescue dogs (Charlie and Rex), yoga, weight lifting, collaborative work with other medical practitioners, and changing the perception of “morning sickness.”

Through each of her three pregnancies Danielle spent the entire time dealing with nausea and vomiting, which turned out to be Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Later, when in pharmacy school, she learned about nutrition when one can’t eat and was baffled that nutrition was never discussed during her pregnancies. In both retail and hospital, Danielle sees women with this condition and has learned that most medical practitioners do not understand it nor treat it properly. 

Now Danielle spends all her spare time supporting women around the world with HG with her consulting business HG Pharmacist. Her goal for 2021 is to hire pharmacists to support the demand that exists. She’s currently finishing up a pharmacogenetic certification course and has started her doula certification. Next she plans to dive deep into functional medicine to combine her knowledge of the body, including nutrigenomics and epigenetics to treat her HG patients. 

Resources shared by Danielle for Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG):

  1. HER Foundation,, “The global voice for HG awareness, support and research.” Also see the 1momis2many, campaign in honor of Maria who lost her life from Wernicke’s encephalopathy as a complication from HG.
  2. Functional Medicine Group, “Redefining the pharmacist role.”
  3. Nevada Pharmacy Alliance, Nevada’s first advocacy group for pharmacists

Connect with Danielle at: (telemedicine and prescription subscription service) (where she supports women and trains medical practitioners)


FB: @HG Pharmacist 

-IG: @HGPharmacist 

Join her HG discussions on Sunday nights Live on Instagram @HGmoms at 5pm PST. 

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