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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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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.

About the Sponsor

Perque

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.

About the Sponsor

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Microbiome Labs’ goal is to provide integrative solutions and clinical research data to address indications that stem from digestive and immune health issues. It hopes to encourage other supplement companies to raise the bar of the supplement industry as a whole. In 2018, Microbiome Labs attended over 148 conferences, initiated and/or completed 14 clinical trials, and provided key solutions to thousands of practitioners, changing over 344,000 lives… and counting. View MBL’s video to learn more about its story.

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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

DaVinci Labs believes that better health starts with better information. We have compiled an array of educational media aimed at providing the most cutting-edge education and practice support for today’s integrative practitioner, as well as providing everything an inquisitive consumer needs to know to take control of their own health:

Empowering Patients & Practitioners for a Naturally Healthy World

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.

About the Sponsor

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Our team of scientists discovered that nicotinamide riboside (NR) could increase levels of NAD+, a vital function in cellular health that supports healthy aging. We then licensed patents for the nutritional and therapeutic uses of the breakthrough ingredient. Commercialized as Niagen®, it has been validated by extensive clinical research to be safe and effective at boosting NAD+ levels.  We deliver Niagen® as the sole active ingredient in our Healthcare Practitioner product Tru Niagen® Pro.

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.

About the Sponsor

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.

About the Sponsor

Rupa Health, the best way to order functional & integrative tests from 20+ specialty labs, reducing your time spent ordering labs by 90% and helping you provide a superior patient experience. From beginning to end, we take care of the entire labwork experience. Rupa is free for practitioners—sign up to learn more!

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.

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.

About the Sponsor

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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.

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.

About the Sponsor

NEARLY 50 YEARS OF KNOWLEDGE

We are a family-owned and managed company and are always willing to assist you in any way possible on matters relating to nutrition. Every day, we work hard to set new standards for quality and product innovation so we can keep you as healthy and informed as possible. Meet Our Family.

Dec 15, 2021

Clinician distress and physician burnout is at an all-time high, but what can be done about it? A team at Weill Cornell Medicine is making an effort to create an effective, reproducible solution. In this interview, Karolyn Gazella talks with lead author Klaus Kjaer, MD, about the model they implemented in 2019 and the outcomes of their project using that model. Since 2015, Kjaer has been the chief quality and patient safety officer with Weill Cornell Medicine and New York Presbyterian Hospital.

About the Expert

As Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer of Weill Cornell Medicine, Klaus Kjaer, MD, works with the leadership to support physician-led initiatives focused on improving quality, patient safety and risk management across all clinical departments. His focus is on consistent delivery of high-value medical care, redesign of clinical processes, and adoption of targeted quality metrics to improve clinical performance. Kjaer directs the Fellowship Program in Obstetric Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell and serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology. In 2014, he received Weill Cornell's Physician of the Year Award.

Dec 1, 2021

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 3 Americans have prediabetes and more than 84% don’t even know they have it. That's one reason that addressing prediabetes in clinical practice is absolutely critical. In this interview, Robert Graham, MD, FACP, who is board-certified in both internal and integrative medicine, discusses his approach to identifying, reversing, and treating prediabetes. Graham will also highlight some key natural blood sugar stabilizers that he uses in his practice.

About the Author

Chef Robert E. Graham, MD, MPH, is the cofounder of FRESH Medicine an integrative health and wellness center in NYC. FRESH is an acronym for their five ingredients for health: food, relaxation, exercise, sleep, and happiness. Graham is a Harvard-trained physician, board-certified in internal and integrative medicine, who obtained his culinary degree from the Natural Gourmet Institute. In 2019, he launched an online school called FRESHMEDU with his wife Julie and developed a line of medically tailored meals with Performance Kitchen. Follow their work at @freshmednyc.

Graham received his medical degree from the School of Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center and completed his residency in internal medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital. He earned a masters of public health from the Harvard School of Public Health while completing 3 fellowships in general internal medicine, complementary and integrative medical therapies, and medical education at Harvard Medical School.

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Nov 30, 2021

The aging of our bodies begins within our cells. Antiaging advocates contend that this process can be slowed down, but how well has this been proven? Kara Fitzgerald, ND, IFMCP, and colleagues published a peer-reviewed paper documenting antiaging epigenetic effects using a naturopathic protocol. In this interview, Fitzgerald discusses how epigenetics is involved in cellular aging, details of the protocol used in the study, and where we are headed in the future.

About the Expert

Kara Fitzgerald, ND, IFMCP, is the first-ever recipient of the 2018 Emerging Leadership Award from the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute in recognition of her work on DNA methylation. Receiving her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine, she lectures globally on functional medicine, is on the faculty at the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), and is an IFM Certified Practitioner with a clinical practice in Newtown, Connecticut. She runs a Functional Medicine Clinic Immersion program for professionals and hosts the podcast New Frontiers in Functional Medicine. Fitzgerald is also actively engaged in clinical research on the DNA methylome using a diet and lifestyle intervention developed in her practice. Her first study was published in the journal Aging. A consumer book, Younger You, and an application-based program, 3YY, based on the study are scheduled for release January 2022. She lives with her daughter in Connecticut.

Nov 17, 2021

While some patients recover quickly after their Covid-19 diagnosis, others do not. A baffling mix of diverse symptoms can linger long after diagnosis causing significant qualify of life issues in these patients. We are also unsure of the long-term health effects of this syndrome. In this interview, Michelle Harkins, MD, researcher and professor at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, describes her upcoming study looking at who is most likely to get long Covid with the hopes of developing effective prevention and treatment strategies. Harkins and her team are a part of a huge NIH initiative that includes 30 different research institutions, 20,000 Covid-19 survivors, and a total of $450 million in funding.

About the Expert

Michelle Harkins, MD, is professor and chief of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Sciences Center. During the pandemic, she has provided frontline care for critically ill covid patients and telehealth sessions with Project Echo. In addition, she has led several NIH-sponsored, Covid-focused clinical trials at UNM. She is now the adult site private investigator for the NIH Recover program to study acutely ill Covid patients and those with long Covid to better understand who develops postacute sequelae SARS-CoV-2 infection and outline treatment and even prevention strategies for the future.

Nov 5, 2021

Expanding a medical practice is both exciting and challenging. In this interview, Dugald Seely, ND, FABNO, describes why and how he expanded his highly specialized oncology clinic to create The Center for Health Innovation in Ottawa, Canada. There are many aspects to consider when expanding a clinical focus and it’s always helpful to learn those valuable lessons from someone who has done it successfully.

About the Expert

Dugald Seely, ND, MSc, FABNO, runs a clinical practice with a multidisciplinary team of healthcare practitioners at the Centre for Health Innovation (home of the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre). Seely is the executive director for the Patterson Institute for Integrative Oncology Research at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine as well as serving as an affiliate investigator for the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and adjunct professor with the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa. Seely completed his master of science in cancer research at the University of Toronto and has been awarded over 11 million dollars in grant research funding. Past-president for the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians and recipient of the 2017 Rogers Prize, Seely aims to build on the evidence for naturopathic oncology and the practice of integrative oncology as a whole.

Nov 3, 2021

Stool testing can be a valuable tool that clinicians can use in their practice. Chiropractic physician, nutritionist, and functional medicine practitioner Anthony Crifase, DC, CNS, DACBN, provides an overview about stool testing and shares his clinical insight on how he uses this tool in his practice. Listeners will learn about the different types of tests including specialty tests and when to use each test.

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.

About the Sponsor

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Oct 30, 2021

Upward of 30% of people diagnosed with Covid-19 will develop the postacute syndrome referred to as long Covid. In this interview, listeners will find out more information about long Covid and also discover how homeopathy may be able to help these patients. Jennifer Jacobs, MD, MPH, from the University of Washington, and Elizabeth Rice, ND, from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine will describe their upcoming study and recruiting criteria for participants. To find out more about the study, visit www.longhaulstudy.com.

About the Experts

Jennifer Jacobs, MD, MPH, is a family practice physician specializing in homeopathic medicine. She is also a clinical assistant professor in epidemiology at the University of Washington. She received her MD degree from Wayne State University and a masters in public health from the University of Washington. She has served on the advisory board of the National Institutes of Health Office of Alternative Medicine and has published numerous homeopathic research studies in peer-reviewed medical journals. She is also the coauthor of Healing with Homeopathy, and the author of Do You Really Need That Pill?, which takes on the growing epidemic of overmedication.

Elizabeth Rice, ND, received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine in 2009 from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM). In 2002, she received her bachelor of arts degree in both Spanish and global studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Following graduation from SCNM, Rice completed a first-year residency focused on primary care family medicine and a second-year specialty residency focused in classical Hahnemannian homeopathy. Rice is currently an assistant professor and interim department chair of homeopathy and pharmacology at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Additionally, she has a family medicine private practice specializing in the homeopathic treatment of depression and anxiety.

Oct 18, 2021

In this interview, our editor-in-chief, Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, speaks with Aminah Keats, ND, FABNO, about breast cancer disparities in African American women. Keats is a practicing naturopathic physician at Capital Integrative Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and is also vice president on the board of directors for the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP).

About the Expert

Aminah Keats, ND, FABNO, received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Spelman College and completed premedical coursework at Rutgers University. After completing her naturopathic medical training at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, Keats completed a 2-year, hospital-based residency in naturopathic oncology at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). She then continued her work at CTCA as a naturopathic oncology consultant and director of naturopathic medicine. She currently practices naturopathic medicine and specializes in naturopathic oncology at Capital Integrative Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Keats also serves as a faculty member at Maryland University of Integrative Health. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and member of the OncANP Board of Directors. You can find Keats on Facebook and on Instagram @draminahkeats or at her website: drkeats.com.



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