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Natural Medicine Journal Podcast

Natural Medicine Journal's interviews with thought-leaders in the field of natural and integrative medicine dig deep into the most important topics in the field. Whether it's a one-on-one with top researchers in integrative medicine or a conversation with a practitioner about treating hard-to-tackle conditions, each episode promises to provide trusted, cutting-edge, evidence-based knowledge about natural medicine that you won't find anywhere else.
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Feb 1, 2023

According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, eating disorders are among the deadliest mental health illnesses in the United States. What’s more, these disorders can go undiagnosed for years, making treatment and recovery even more challenging. In this interview, Gregory Hundemer, MD, an associate scientist with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa, provides an overview of eating disorders and discusses new research he was involved with that could help with early diagnosis and intervention.

About the Expert
 
Gregory Hundemer, MD, is an associate scientist in the Clinical Epidemiology Program at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Ottawa, and a staff nephrologist at the Ottawa Hospital. He received his medical doctorate from Vanderbilt University and Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University. After medical school, he served 4 years as a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force. He then completed his internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and nephrology fellowship at the combined Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital Joint Nephrology Fellowship Program.
Jan 19, 2023
What is “darkness deficiency,” and why is it important to the integrative practitioner? In this interview, sleep expert Catherine Darley, ND, discusses the clinical relevance of darkness deficiency and how it can lead to a melatonin imbalance. She then describes newer clinical uses of melatonin beyond sleep and talks in depth about melatonin efficacy, dosage, and safety. Darley is the founder of The Institute of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine and an internationally recognized expert on sleep disorders.
 
About the Expert
Catherine Darley, ND, is the leader in natural sleep medicine. She combines her knowledge of sleep disorders with her training as a naturopathic physician to bridge these 2 fields. As a naturopath, her expertise lies in providing natural and effective treatments for sleep problems. She treats people of all ages and especially enjoys working with teens and their families. She founded The Institute of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine Inc in Seattle, which is dedicated to patient care, public education about sleep health, and consultation with high-risk populations such as first responders. Darley regularly writes articles and trains healthcare providers in the treatment of sleep disorders. She has served as adjunct faculty at Bastyr University and the National University of Natural Medicine.
 
Nov 18, 2022

Sponsored by DaVinci Laboratories

Millennials are now the nation’s largest living adult generation, surpassing Baby Boomers in 2019. In the world of integrative medicine, this presents a significant opportunity to help a lot of patients achieve better health and protect themselves from common chronic illnesses. In this interview, Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, talks about practical, effective integrative health strategies that can reduce disease risk in millennials. In addition to being NMJ's editor-in-chief, Kaczor is the editor of the Textbook of Naturopathic Oncology and host of the popular podcast The Cancer Pod (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-cancer-pod-a-resource-for-cancer-patients/id1584013388).
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About the Expert

Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, is editor in-chief of Natural Medicine Journal and the creator of Round Table Cancer Care. She is a naturopathic physician board certified in naturopathic oncology. Kaczor received her naturopathic doctorate from the National University of Natural Medicine and completed her residency at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. She is also the editor of the Textbook of Naturopathic Oncology and cofounder of The Cancer Pod, a podcast for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and everyone in between.

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Nov 1, 2022

A conversation with Parkinson’s expert Laurie K. Mischley, ND, PhD, MPH

According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, about 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease each year, and more than 10 million people are living with it worldwide. In this interview, Karolyn A. Gazella talks with Laurie K. Mischley, ND, PhD, MPH, about early diagnosis, her integrative treatment approach, and her innovative Parkinson’s research. In addition to her clinical practice at Seattle Integrative Medicine, Mischley is a researcher with Bastyr University and the University of Washington.

About the Expert
Laurie K. Mischley, ND, PhD, MPH, studied naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University and epidemiology and nutritional sciences at the University of Washington and she maintains appointments at both Universities. Her work is focused on identifying the nutritional requirements unique to individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD), and she has published on coenzyme Q10, lithium, and glutathione deficiency. She is principal investigator of the Modifiable Variables in Parkinsonism (MVP) Study (MVP-study.com), which is attempting to describe why some people with PD progress more slowly than others. She is working on ways to study, package, and deliver evidence-based lifestyle modification as a therapeutic strategy. She founded the canine scent-based PD screening tool, ParK-9 (www.Park-9.com), developed a patient-reported outcome measure to assess PD severity (www.PD-symptoms.com), and is instructor of the online series, Parkinson School (www.Parkinson-School.com). Mischley maintains a small clinical practice at Seattle Integrative Medicine focused on nutrition and neurological health. Her website is www.lauriemischley.com.
Oct 21, 2022

Karolyn A. Gazella, founder of the Natural Medicine Journal and host of the NMJ Podcast, joins Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO, editor, Abstracts & Commentary, of the Natural Medicine Journal, for a discussion about the journal’s mission, vision, and commitment to supporting the naturopathic and integrative healthcare communities.

About the Experts

Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO, is a professor of clinical medicine at the University of Arizona where she is the associate director of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. Alschuler obtained her naturopathic medical degree from Bastyr University where she completed her residency in general naturopathic medicine. She received her bachelor of science degree from Brown University. She is board-certified in naturopathic oncology. Alschuler is past-president of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and a founding board member, immediate past-president and current board member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She is coauthor of Definitive Guide to Cancer, now in its 3rd edition, and Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer.

Karolyn A. Gazella is the founder of the Natural Medicine Journal and the host of the Natural Medicine Journal Podcast series. She also co-hosts the Five to Thrive Live weekly radio show on the Cancer Support Network, which is also widely available as a podcast. She has been writing and publishing integrative health information since 1992 and is the author or co-author of several books and booklets on a variety of holistic health topics.

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Oct 18, 2022

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a poorly understood condition that affects up to 2.5 million Americans. Since the Covid-19 pandemic has left untold numbers of people with postviral symptoms that resemble CFS, interest in understanding the condition has been renewed. In a recent NMJ Podcast interview Natural Medicine Journal editor-in-chief Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, spoke with Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, who has studied postviral CFS for decades. 

About the Expert

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, is one of the most frequently quoted integrative pain and fibromyalgia medical authorities in the world. He is the author of the best-selling From Fatigued to Fantastic!Pain Free, 1,2,3!, the Complete Guide to Beating Sugar AddictionReal Cause Real Cure, the Fatigue and Fibromyalgia SolutionDiabetes Is Optional, and the popular free smartphone app Cures A-Z. He is the lead author of 5 studies and 3 textbook chapters on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome treatments, and a study on treatment of autism using Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET).

The views expressed in this interview are those of the guest and do not represent the views of Natural Medicine Journal, its staff, or its publishers.

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Oct 13, 2022

A conversation with naturopathic oncologist and colon cancer expert Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO

On October 9, 2022, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study that questioned the benefits of colonoscopy, which was then picked up by many national media outlets. In this interview, Natural Medicine Journal Editor-in-Chief Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, discusses the study and talks about utilizing an integrative approach to reduce colon cancer risk. She also provides guidance on how to discuss this topic with patients. 
 
About the Expert

Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, is editor-in-chief of Natural Medicine Journal and the creator of Round Table Cancer Care. Kaczor is a naturopathic physician board certified in naturopathic oncology. She received her naturopathic doctorate from the National University of Natural Medicine and completed her residency at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. She is also the editor of the Textbook of Naturopathic Oncology and cofounder of The Cancer Pod, a podcast for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and everyone in between.

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Oct 12, 2022

Sponsored by EuroMedica

The World Health Organization estimates that the Covid-19 pandemic has increased the prevalence of anxiety and depression by 25% worldwide. Fortunately, these 2 conditions respond well to an integrative approach. In this interview, Karolyn A. Gazella talks with naturopathic physician Lexi Loch, ND, who has a clinical practice in Portland, OR.  Loch discusses why and how an integrative approach is an effective first-line treatment plan for patients diagnosed with depression and anxiety. She  also discusses 3 dietary supplements that she often recommends for these conditions.

About the Expert

Lexi Loch, ND, received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine, where she graduated with the highest honors. In addition to her practice, she is a medical writer and editor, researcher, educator, and patient advocate. Her articles have been published in various natural health periodicals and reference books. Prior to her education as a physician, Loch worked in veterinary medicine as a licensed veterinary technician. She is also an accomplished athlete, having played collegiate volleyball and participated in overseas tournaments, and has been world ranked in downhill longboarding. Loch is a member of the Scientific Affairs and Education team for EuroPharma, Inc., which is the parent company of EuroMedica.

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EuroMedica offers a full line of high-quality, premium dietary supplements featuring clinically studied ingredients. Our unique formulations are rooted in our deep respect for traditional approaches, paired with a desire to continually advance the science of natural health and our commitment to innovation. We are truly passionate about providing effective, proven, high-quality dietary supplements to support optimal health for your patients.

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Oct 5, 2022
After a recent report was published in JAMA, media outlets sounded the alarm that melatonin is unsafe. In this interview, Karolyn A. Gazella talks with long-time integrative health clinician Ronald Hoffman, MD, about melatonin. In addition to addressing these various reports, Hoffman answers questions about melatonin use in children, high-dose melatonin, and who may not benefit from melatonin supplements.
 

About the Expert

Ronald Hoffman, MD, is a physician in private practice of integrative medicine in New York City. He is a graduate of Columbia College and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Since 1984, he has served as Medical Director of the Hoffman Center in Manhattan. Hoffman is past president of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM).

Hoffman is the host of Intelligent Medicine, a nationally syndicated radio program, and he produces the daily Intelligent Medicine podcast. He is a certified nutrition specialist (CNS) and the author of several books, including How to Talk with Your Doctor (About Complementary and Alternative Medicine).

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Sep 7, 2022

In this interview, leading integrative health expert Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN, describes the key factors that control bone health and how to address those factors in clinical practice. Inspired by consistent clinical success achieved at the Center for Better Bones, Jaffe explains how diet, lifestyle, and dietary supplements can epigenetically influence bone health. Jaffe is an internist, immunologist, and director of PERQUE Integrative Health. He is also the co-author of the new book Natural Bone Health: A Practitioner’s Guide to Healthy Bone, Joints and Muscles.

About the Expert

Russell Jaffe

Russell M. Jaffe, MD, PhD, is CEO and chairman of PERQUE Integrative Health (PIH). He is considered one of the pioneers of integrative and regenerative medicine. Since inventing the world’s first single step amplified (ELISA) procedure in 1984, a process for measuring and monitoring all delayed allergies, Jaffe has continually sought new ways to help speed the transition from our current healthcare system’s symptom reactive model to a more functionally integrated, effective, and compassionate system. PIH is the outcome of years of Jaffe’s scientific research. It brings to market 3 decades of rethinking safer, more effective, novel, and proprietary dietary supplements, supplement delivery systems, diagnostic testing, and validation studies.

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PERQUE Integrative Health (PIH) is dedicated to speeding the transition from sickness care to healthful caring. Delivering novel, personalized health solutions, PIH gives physicians and their patients the tools needed to achieve sustained optimal wellness. Combining the best in functional, evidence-based testing with premium professional supplements and healthful lifestyle guides, PIH solutions deliver successful outcomes in even the toughest cases. If you are interested in delving more deeply into this and other integrative health topics, we invite you to join the PIH Academy.

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Sep 6, 2022
In August JAMA published an analysis of select products for immune system support and found significant quality issues. In this interview, Dr. Lise Alschuler, a naturopathic oncologist and Associate Program Director of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona discusses the analysis and provides some strategies on how to address dietary supplement quality with patients. She also shares the steps she takes to ensure the products she recommends are of the highest quality.
 
About the Expert
Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO

Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO, is a professor of clinical medicine at the University of Arizona where she is the associate director of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. Alschuler obtained her naturopathic medical degree from Bastyr University where she completed her residency in general naturopathic medicine. She received her bachelor of science degree from Brown University. She is board-certified in naturopathic oncology. Alschuler is past-president of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and a founding board member, immediate past-president and current board member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She is coauthor of Definitive Guide to Cancer, now in its 3rd edition, and Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer.

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Aug 17, 2022

Sponsored by Quicksilver Scientific

When we think of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, we think of a compounding pharmacy. However, Christopher Shade, PhD, proposes a new strategy to help practitioners help their female patients with perimenopausal and menopausal issues. Shade has developed a nonprescription protocol that can specifically address the variety of symptoms of perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause. In this interview, he explains the science behind his approach.

Approximate listening time: 30 minutes

About the Expert

Christopher Shade, PhD, is founder and CEO of Quicksilver Scientific. Shade’s vast depth and breadth of knowledge, passion for healing, and intuitive understanding of chemistry and biology are reflected in Quicksilver Scientific’s well-designed detoxification protocols, unique supplement delivery systems, and patented mercury speciation test. 

Shade earned his PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and his undergraduate degree in Environmental Chemistry is from Lehigh University. He is a recognized expert on mercury and liposomal delivery systems. He has lectured and trained doctors in the US and internationally on the subject of mercury, heavy metals, and the human detoxification system. Shade's current focus is on the development of cutting-edge, lipid-based delivery systems for nutraceuticals to address the growing need for high-quality, affordable detoxification solutions.

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There is a big difference between biological aging and chronological aging. In this interview, Chris Shade, PhD, discusses the scientific underpinnings of aging and describes the construct he uses to address these issues in clinical practice. Shade shares the scientific system he created to help reduce the factors that expedite aging in order to enhance longevity and healthspan, including activation of AMPK, Nrf2, sirtuins, and telomerase, along with production of NAD+, mitigation of cellular senescence, and support of the HPA Axis. Shade is an integrative health expert who specializes in biological, environmental, and analytical chemistry.

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Aug 16, 2022

New research from Stanford University has made the connection between chemo brain and covid brain. In this interview, Karolyn talks with Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, about the similarities and what this means to people suffering from long covid brain issues. In addition to being a naturopathic oncologist who addresses chemo brain in clinical practice, Kaczor is well-versed in brain function in general and will share ideas on how to address both conditions with an integrative approach.

About the Expert

Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, is editor in-chief of Natural Medicine Journal and the creator of Round Table Cancer Care. Kaczor is a naturopathic physician board certified in naturopathic oncology. She received her naturopathic doctorate from the National University of Natural Medicine and completed her residency at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. She is also the editor of the Textbook of Naturopathic Oncology and cofounder of The Cancer Pod, a podcast for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and everyone in between.

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Aug 2, 2022
Many healthcare professionals may not be aware that there is some compelling research showing that self-affirmations can help enhance problem-solving, stress management, and even overall wellness. In this interview, host Karolyn Gazella talks with Janine Dutcher, PhD, who specializes in this type of research and directs the Health & Human Performance Lab at Carnegie Mellon University. Find out how you can not only use self-affirmations for your own wellness but your patients’ health as well.
 
About the Expert
 
Janine Dutcher, PhD, is a senior research scientist (special faculty) in psychology and the lab director for the Health & Human Performance Lab at Carnegie Mellon University. She received her bachelor of science degree in psychology from Carnegie Mellon University and her PhD in psychology from UCLA. Her research seeks to understand how positive interventions and experiences (eg, self-affirmation, mindfulness meditation, social support) may lead to reductions in threat and stress responding. She uses multiple methods, including neuroimaging and psychoneuroimmunology, to explore how these processes affect physical health and well-being, with the ultimate goal of finding ways to help individuals build resilience.
 
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Jul 6, 2022

H. pylori infection can be dangerous. In this interview, research microbiologist Kiran Krishnan provides details about how H. pylori can harm health, how conventional treatment addresses this issue, and how integrative practitioners can take a more natural, safer approach. Krishnan, who specializes in the microbiome and probiotics, will also discuss strategies to prevent H. pylori from colonizing.

About the Expert

Kiran Krishnan is a Research Microbiologist and has been involved in the dietary supplement and nutrition market for the past 18 years. He comes from a University research background having spent several years with hands-on R&D in the fields of molecular medicine and microbiology at the University of Iowa. Kiran established a Clinical Research Organization where he designed and conducted dozens of human clinical trials in human nutrition. Kiran is also a co-founder and partner in Nu Science Trading, LLC.; a nutritional technology development and research company. Kiran is also a co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Microbiome Labs. He is a frequent lecturer on the Human Microbiome at Medical and Nutrition Conferences. He is an expert guest on National and Satellite radio, has appeared in several international documentaries and has been a guest speaker on several International Health Summits as a microbiome expert. He is currently involved in several novel human clinical trials on probiotics and the human microbiome. Kiran is also on the Scientific Advisory Board or a Science Advisor for 7 other companies in the industry.

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Jul 6, 2022
Compassion fatigue is a form of burnout that has been receiving some attention lately. In this interview Dr. Mari A. Ricker will describe both physician burnout and compassion fatigue and help listeners identify each. Dr. Ricker, who is the Director of Integrative Medicine in Residency at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, will also provide some practical information about how to address compassion fatigue.
 
About the Expert

Mari Ricker, MD, FAAFP, Dipl. ABOIM, graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor's degree in biology and from the University of Arizona with her degree in medicine. She completed her family medicine residency at Oregon Health and Science University, in Portland, Oregon. After residency, Ricker served as chief resident and faculty development fellow.

During this fellowship year, Ricker also competed the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine through the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. She is a professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Tucson, and the director for the Integrative Medicine in Residency Program at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. Ricker collaborated on the development of the Health Care Professional Wellbeing Course through the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. 

May 17, 2022
In 2021, prolonged grief disorder was added to volume 5 of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). This interview explores how prolonged grief disorder is distinguished and described in the DSM, as well as why it was added. Mental health expert and naturopathic physician Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc, will also describe some strategies on how to work with this patient population from an integrative medical standpoint in clinical practice.
 
Approximate listening time is 20 minutes.

About the Expert

Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc, is codirector of InnerSource Natural Health and Acupuncture. Specializing in emotional and mental health, Bongiorno researched at the National Institute of Mental Health and Yale’s Department of Pharmacology before studying at Bastyr University. He is a past-president of the NY Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He was a major contributor to the Textbook of Natural Medicine (Elsevier), and has authored several books. He can be reached through drpeterbongiorno.com or InnerSourceHealth.com.

 
 
May 17, 2022
Sponsored by DaVinci Laboratories
 
The health and appearance of a patient’s skin can be a direct reflection of their health status. In addition, many patients are very interested in maintaining or regaining youthful, healthy-looking skin. Collagen peptides and other natural ingredients can help enhance a patient’s skin health routine. In this interview, Natural Medicine Journal Editor-in-Chief and naturopathic oncologist Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, discusses how collagen can help enhance skin health and how to choose the most effective form of collagen. She also talks about potential complementary ingredients.
 
About the Expert
Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, is editor in-chief of Natural Medicine Journal and the creator of Round Table Cancer Care. Kaczor is a naturopathic physician board certified in naturopathic oncology. She received her naturopathic doctorate from the National University of Natural Medicine and completed her residency at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. She is also the editor of the Textbook of Naturopathic Oncology and cofounder of The Cancer Pod, a podcast for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and everyone in between. About the Sponsor

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Apr 19, 2022

Emerging research is demonstrating a link between Covid-19 and cardiovascular disease. In this interview, Karolyn talks with Dr. Daniel Chong who is a naturopathic physician who specializes in heart health. In addition to describing the association between Covid-19 and cardiovascular disease, Dr. Chong also provides advice on how to address heart health in patients who have had Covid-19.

Approximate listening time is 23 minutes.

 

About the Expert

Daniel Chong, ND, is a licensed naturopathic physician who has been practicing in Portland, OR, since 2000. He earned his naturopathic doctorate from National University of Natural Medicine. Chong’s focus is on risk assessment, prevention, and drug-free treatment strategies for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. In addition to his degree in naturopathic medicine, Chong has completed certificate training in cardiometabolic medicine at The Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, a BaleDoneen Method Preceptorship, and served for 4 years as a clinical consultant for Boston Heart Diagnostics. He currently  maintains a telehealth-based practice. You can learn more about him at cardiowellnessconsults.com.

Mar 16, 2022
Integrative oncology has made great strides over the past decade, but does it help to increase 5-year survival odds? In this interview, NMJ founder Karolyn A. Gazella talks with integrative oncology researcher, patient advocate, and breast cancer survivor Terri Crudup. Crudup was a part of the research team that recently published a study on the efficacy of integrative oncology for breast cancer patients in the Journal of Oncology.

About the Expert

Terri Crudup is an integrative oncology researcher who is passionate about increasing education, support, and funding for integrative therapies. As a two-time cancer survivor, Terri learned the power of complementary and lifestyle therapies, integrating them with traditional treatments to maximize her outcomes. Terri’s employer, IQVIA, sponsored her research study showing institutional involvement with integrative oncology increases the odds of five-year survival for breast cancer patients. Her work has been published through ASCO and in the Journal of Oncology. Terri has a Biology degree from SUNY Geneseo, an MBA from the University of Rochester Simon School, and 20 years’ experience as a researcher and consultant to pharmaceutical companies.

Mar 2, 2022

Sponsored by ChromaDex. Mitochondrial dysfunction is linked to accelerated aging and illness. That’s why supporting and enhancing mitochondrial function is a key clinical goal for many patients. In this interview integrative health expert Chris Meletis, ND, describes the research and clinical use of nicotinamide riboside to increase nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) to support mitochondrial function. Dosage, safety, and other clinical issues are also discussed.

About the Expert

Chris D. Meletis, ND, is an educator, international author and lecturer. His personal mission is “Changing America’s Health One Person at a Time.” Meletis has authored 18 books and over 200 national scientific articles in journals including Natural Health, Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, Life Extension, Natural Pharmacy, and PubMed articles.

Meletis served as dean of naturopathic medicine and chief medical officer for 7 years for the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (now the National University of Natural Medicine). He was awarded the 2003 Physician of the Year by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He has a deep passion for helping the underprivileged and spearheaded the creation of 16 free natural medicine healthcare clinics in the Portland metropolitan area of Oregon. His website is www.DrMeletis.com.

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Feb 2, 2022

Sponsored by EpiCor®.

Research regarding the clinical applications of postbiotics is growing rapidly. In this interview, Karolyn Gazella talks with registered dietitian and nutritionist Keri Gans, MS, RDN, CDN, about postbiotics and how they can successfully be used in clinical practice to address a broad range of health issues. Gans is the author of the book The Small Change Diet and the host of the podcast The Keri Report. Here Gans helps clarify the benefits, efficacy, and evidence regarding the use of postbiotics in clinical practice.

About the Expert

Keri Gans, MS, RDN, CDN, is a registered dietitian nutritionist, certified yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet, a Shape magazine advisory board member, and blogger for US News & World Report. The Keri Report, her own bimonthly podcast and newsletter, helps to convey her no-nonsense and fun approach to living a healthy lifestyle. Gans is a sought-after nutrition expert and has conducted thousands of interviews worldwide. Her expertise has been featured in media outlets such as Glamour, Shape, Self, Women’s Health, The Dr. Oz Show, ABC News, PIX11 Morning Show, Good Morning America, and FOX Business. She lives in New York City with her husband Bart and 4-legged son Cooper. Gans is a huge animal lover, Netflix aficionado, and martini enthusiast.

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EpiCor®, the #1 postbiotic brand, is a one-of-a-kind gut microbiome modulating ingredient clinically shown to support immune and digestive health. Backed by over a dozen published studies, EpiCor® postbiotic helps people live more healthy daysTM.

Jan 4, 2022

Addressing food sensitivities in clinical practice has become increasingly important. But what’s the best way to do that? The first step is optimal testing and identification. In this interview chiropractic physician, nutritionist, and functional medicine practitioner Anthony Crifase, DC, CNS, DACBN, discusses the nuances associated with the identification of food sensitivities and also describes strategies to help the patient overcome their sensitivity and achieve overall optimal health.

About the Expert

Anthony Crifase, DC, CNS, DACBN, LDN, CISSN, CPT, is a doctor of chiropractic, double-board-certified clinical nutritionist, licensed dietician nutritionist, certified sports nutritionist, and certified personal trainer. He has worked with hundreds of patients helping them to find the root issues of their health conditions. He is a program manager at Rupa Health, where he helps practitioners leverage the power of functional and specialty testing to provide greater outcomes to their patients. You can reach him at RupaHealth.com.

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Dec 17, 2021

Preventing and reversing age-related brain dysfunction has become a key clinical goal for many practitioners and their patients. In this interview, integrative health expert Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, explains some of the key mechanisms associated with the development of age-related brain dysfunction and dementia. She also describes specific nutrients and herbs that can help protect and enhance brain function along with diet and lifestyle advice.

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Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, is editor in-chief of Natural Medicine Journal and the creator of Round Table Cancer Care. She is a naturopathic physician board certified in naturopathic oncology. Kaczor received her naturopathic doctorate from the National University of Natural Medicine and completed her residency at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. She is also the editor of the Textbook of Naturopathic Oncology and cofounder of The Cancer Pod, a podcast for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and everyone in between.

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