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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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May 15, 2024
Earlier this year the American Heart Association published information that time-restricted feeding was linked to a 91% higher risk of cardiovascular death. In this interview, Karolyn talks with integrative medicine expert Ronald Hoffman, MD, about this study and other research published on this subject over the past couple of years. Hoffman is one of the foremost experts on integrative medicine. He is the founder of the Hoffman Center in New York City and the host of the popular podcast Intelligent Medicine.
 

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).

Apr 30, 2024

Integrative medicine can help enhance recovery and improve surgical outcomes. Karolyn talks with cardiac anesthesiologist and integrative medicine expert Rosanne Sheinberg, MD, about how integrative practitioners can help their patients create a more successful surgical experience and optimize recovery.

About the Expert

Rosanne Sheinberg, MD, is an associate professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine at the University of Washington, with expertise in anesthesiology, cardiac anesthesiology, and perioperative transesophageal echocardiography. Previously an assistant professor and the program director of the Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital from 2011 to 2022, Sheinberg has a diverse background that includes performing as a ballet dancer and in musical theater before earning her MD from Johns Hopkins. She has completed multiple fellowships, including in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona under Dr. Andrew Weil and in medical acupuncture. Sheinberg has contributed significantly to the fields of integrative and pain medicine, holding several directorship and educational roles and authoring key modules on integrative medicine approaches to pain management and perioperative care.

Apr 17, 2024

Treating mold illness can be challenging. That’s why an integrative approach to diagnosis and treatment is often needed. In this interview, Eric Dorninger, ND, LAc, describes his integrative mold illness protocol. At his practice in Louisville, CO, Dorninger is well-versed in finding and treating underlying causes of chronic illness, which includes mold illness.

About the Expert

Eric Dorninger, ND, LAc, began his healthcare journey with a pre-med degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he immersed himself in diverse medical experiences, from volunteering at Porter Care Hospice to training as an EMT under herbalist Brigette Mars. His passion for holistic healing led him to pursue a doctor of naturopathic medicine and master of science in acupuncture at Bastyr University, culminating in a residency in naturopathic primary care. In 2005, he founded Roots and Branches Integrative Health Care, focusing on uncovering the root causes of chronic illness. Dorninger is not concerned with “what you have” as much as he is with “why you have it.” He uses reproducible, validated labs and imaging to find hidden, underlying causes of mystery illnesses and brings a relentlessly thorough diagnostic approach to solving the riddles of chronic illness. Dorninger's commitment to innovative diagnosis and treatment extends to his role as a certified Shoemaker practitioner, educator, researcher, and podcast host, enriching the field with his holistic approach to health and wellness.

Apr 3, 2024

Artificial intelligence (AI) is dominating headlines and dinner table conversations, and many of us are interested in understanding the impacts it may have on our lives and our practices. Emerging research points to the many ways we can expect AI to play in healthcare in the coming months and years, and it would be a good idea for healthcare providers to take heed.

This roundtable discussion features three experts: Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, who is a medical editor and naturopathic oncologist; Marina Sirota, PhD, who is a researcher and biomedical informatics expert and associate professor with University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); and Charlotta Lindvall, MD, PhD, who is a researcher, assistant professor at Harvard, and the Director of Clinical Informatics at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

They discuss current research on AI in healthcare, and explore the concerns that need to be addressed before employing AI fully in the healthcare system.

About the Experts

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.

Marina Sirota, PhD, is an associate professor and the acting director at the Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute at UCSF. Prior to that, she worked as a senior research scientist at Pfizer, where she focused on developing precision medicine strategies in drug discovery. She completed her PhD in biomedical informatics at Stanford University. Sirota’s research experience in translational bioinformatics spans nearly 20 years, during which she has coauthored over 170 scientific publications. Her research interests lie in developing computational integrative methods and applying these approaches in the context of disease diagnostics and therapeutics with a special focus on women’s health. The Sirota laboratory is funded by the National Institute on Aging, the National Library of Medicine, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Pfizer, March of Dimes, and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. Dr Sirota also is the director of the AI4ALL program at UCSF, with the goal of introducing high school girls to applications of AI and machine learning in biomedicine, and she leads the outreach and advocacy efforts at the Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute.

Charlotta Lindvall, MD, PhD, is a practicing palliative care physician, assistant professor, and director of Clinical Informatics at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. She leads a cross-disciplinary research team of physicians, nurses, and computer scientists to develop AI to extract patient-centered outcomes from clinical narratives and conversations. ClinicalRegex, a software developed by her lab, is used to identify text-based primary outcomes in multiple clinical trials involving tens of thousands of patients in the United States. She leads the Clinical Informatics AI strategy at Dana-Farber and is a technical expert on AI for the National Quality Forum. Dr Lindvall has received multiple awards and prizes, including a NPCRC Junior Investigator Award, a Sojourns Scholar Award, and an Innovation Award from the National Quality Forum. Funding for her research includes grants from the Cambia Health Foundation, the Veteran Affairs, and the National Institutes of Health.

Mar 6, 2024

In this interview, Karolyn talks with Lilian Cheung, DSc, RD, who is the Director of Health Promotion & Communications and Director of Mindfulness Research and Practice at Harvard. Cheung discusses the recent release of the 2023/2024 Healthy Living Guide and her work with the new Thich Nhat Hanh Center for Mindfulness in Public Health at Harvard.

About the Expert

Lilian Cheung, DSc, RD, is lecturer, director of Health Promotion & Communication, and director of Mindfulness Research and Practice at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition. She is the editorial director of The Nutrition Source, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s nutrition website and co-editorial director of Asian Diabetes Prevention Initiative and Obesity Prevention Source. Her work focuses on translating science-based recommendations into public health communications and programs. Her insight into healthy living and mindfulness practice led to Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life, coauthored with Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh (2010).

 

Feb 6, 2024

On this podcast episode, you will get a “state-of-the-union” of naturopathic medicine. Karolyn is joined by 3 naturopathic medicine experts: Natural Medicine Journal Editor-in-Chief, Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO; Executive Director of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), Laura Farr; and the President and CEO of the Institute for Natural Medicine (INM), Michelle Simon, PhD, ND. All 3 experts provide different perspectives on naturopathic medicine, specifically regarding consumer education, research, legislation, and future goals.

About the Experts

Laura Culberson Farr has served as Executive Director of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians since 2017 and has worked with the naturopathic profession since 2005. A political organizer by training, her advocacy work as a grassroots organizer and consultant spans over 28 years. She has a deep knowledge of the complexities of healthcare reform, and has become an expert on how naturopathic doctors, conventional clinics and insurers can work together to improve patient care and reduce healthcare costs. She is married to a naturopathic physician and is passionately committed to integrating naturopathic medicine into primary care systems across the country.

Michelle Simon, PhD, ND, is President and CEO of the Institute for Natural Medicine (INM), a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to educating consumers about natural medicine.  INM focuses on increasing awareness of natural medicine, demonstrating its efficacy in helping to transform healthcare systems, and connecting patients to naturopathic doctors. She earned her naturopathic doctorate from Bastyr University and her PhD in Biomedical Engineering is from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been awarded Physician of the Year by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and Champion of Naturopathic Medicine by the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Tina KaczorTina 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.

Feb 6, 2024

The CDC recently announced that chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is more common than previously thought. To address this condition from an integrative approach, Karolyn talks with leading CFS expert Jacob Teitelbaum, MD. Teitelbaum discusses his most recent research, as well as the integrative approach he pioneered to help patients regain their energy levels. Teitelbaum is the lead author of 8 studies looking at effective integrative treatments for fibromyalgia and CFS.

About the Expert

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, is a board-certified internist and nationally known expert in the fields of chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, sleep and pain. He has authored numerous books including the best-selling From Fatigued to Fantastic! (now in its 4th edition). He is the lead author of numerous studies on effective treatment for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, and one study on effective treatment of autism using NAET. He also developed the popular free smartphone app “Cures A-Z.” Teitelbaum lives in Kona, Hawaii.

Jan 18, 2024

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, autoimmune diseases are the third most common category of diseases in the United States after heart disease and cancer. There are more than 80 different types of autoimmune diseases, making this area of medicine complex and in need of attention from an integrative standpoint. Rheumatology expert Anastasia Stocker, ND, LAc, has expertise in working with patients who are on autoimmune medications. She describes the benefits and risks of medications while exploring integrative approaches that can help with medication tapering or discontinuation when appropriate.

About the Expert

Anastasia Stocker, ND, LAc, received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine and master of science in acupuncture and Oriental medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle, and her bachelor of science in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. This multidisciplinary academic career forged her health philosophy: Healing should be an integration of evidence-based science and traditional natural medicine.

Stocker practices at Aria Integrative Medicine in Seattle, with a focus on autoimmune diseases, digestive wellness, environmental medicine, and women's health. She is also the vice president of the Gastroenterology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Stocker is interested in autoimmune diseases and using her clinical experience in managing complex cases while utilizing integrative approaches. She is passionate about intersecting naturopathic medicine with acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, visceral, and craniosacral therapies to facilitate lasting improvements in patients with acute and chronic disease.

Dec 20, 2023

Post-acute sequelae of Covid-19 (PASC), also called long-Covid, has been the subject of increasing research. PASC describes the ongoing, relapsing, or new symptoms or conditions present 30 or more days after infection, and it has become a major clinical and public health concern. This roundtable discussion focuses on cognitive, cardiovascular, and autoimmune effects of long-Covid. Roundtable experts include naturopathic oncologist and Editor-in-Chief of the Natural Medicine Journal, Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO; cardiovascular expert and clinician, Daniel Chong, ND; and immunologist and professor Heather Zwickey, PhD.

About the Experts

Tina KaczorTina 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.

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.

Heather Zwickey, PhD, is a professor of immunology and chair of the Department of Health Sciences at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She launched the Helfgott Research Institute, which advances the science of natural medicine. Zwickey founded the school of graduate studies and developed masters programs in research, nutrition, and global health. Zwickey has received the Champion of Naturopathic Medicine Award from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She currently leads a National Institutes of Health–funded clinical research training program focused on integrative medicine research and studies the gut-brain axis in neuroinflammation.

Dec 6, 2023

While ovarian cancer is not nearly as common as breast cancer, it is 3 times as deadly. Early diagnosis remains key to survival. In this interview, University of Southern California researcher and professor Bodour Salhia, PhD, describes why ovarian cancer is so lethal. She also discusses a recent paper that she and her colleagues published regarding the potential of early detection of the deadliest form of ovarian cancer.

About the Expert

Bodour Salhia, PhD, is the interim chair of the Department of Translational Genomics at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, and a member of the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. She is coleader of the Epigenetic Regulation in Cancer Program and director of the Inaugural Preclinical Models Shared Resource at USC Norris. She is an elected member of the Keck School of Medicine Faculty Council and is the Co-Chair of the University Research Committee. Salhia earned her bachelor of science, master of health science, and doctorate degrees at the University of Toronto.

As a translational scientist with extensive knowledge and expertise in mechanisms that underlie tumorigenesis and tumor biology, Salhia merges cutting-edge genomics/epigenomics analyses with cell biological and functional studies toward the investigation of clinically relevant problems in human cancer and other disease processes.

Nov 15, 2023
The Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP) is on a mission to advance the philosophy, science, and practice of naturopathic oncology. In this interview, Erica Joseph, ND, FABNO, discusses important issues associated with naturopathic oncology, including collaborating with conventional oncology, past research, and future objectives.
 
About the Expert

Erica Joseph, ND, FABNO, is a board-certified naturopathic oncologist and acupuncturist practicing at Seattle Integrative Oncology (SIO), where she completed a 2-year oncology-based naturopathic residency. She received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine, as well as a master’s degree in acupuncture, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and biology from Bastyr University. Joseph currently sees patients in both private practice and at the Providence Regional Cancer Partnership in Everett, WA, where she helps lead the integrative cancer care program. The private practice of Joseph and her colleagues at Seattle Integrative Oncology proudly provides one of the few naturopathic residencies in the Pacific Northwest. Outside her practice, Joseph has served as president of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP) since 2021. She is also a peer reviewer for the Journal of Integrative and Complimentary Medicine (JICM) and a contributor to the Natural Medicine Journal.

Oct 23, 2023

Interest and research regarding psilocybin has grown considerably over the past several years. In this interview, Emily Whinkin, ND, discusses the latest research and provides clinical guidance on the use of psilocybin. Whinkin is a naturopathic physician with the Advanced Integrative Medical Science Institute in Seattle, where she also conducts research and explores altered states of consciousness.

About the Expert

Emily Whinkin, ND (she/they), is an integrative mental health practitioner, researcher, and psychonaut currently practicing at the Advanced Integrative Medical Science Institute in Seattle. She holds Washington and Oregon licenses in naturopathic medicine and graduated with a master of science degree in integrative mental health from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. Clinically, Whinkin works to provide person-centered, relationally informed care at the confluence of entheogenic spiritual medicine, mental health, and reproductive/generative health. As an undergraduate, she studied both biology and religious studies, formally launching her work to explore and affirm the interdependence of mind, body, and spirit with a focus on cycles, transitions, and environment. Community connection, belonging, and collective transformation are central to Whinkin's vision of being well in the world. She works to reflect this framework in caring for each patient’s foundational vitality, resilience, and health contexts as 'root cause' approaches to healing. She is certified in perinatal mental health (PMH-C) by Postpartum Support International and Holistic Pelvic Care™ with Tami Kent, and she often weaves mindful somatic therapy and botanical medicine within psycho-spiritual work with all genders across the lifespan.

Oct 2, 2023

Testing and test results are critical to any integrative practice because they help form effective treatment protocols. In this interview, we profile 3 functional wellness tests with integrative clinician, professor, and researcher Dr. Oscar Coatzee. Metabolic status, gastrointestinal health, and genomics are discussed. Dr. Coatzee provides advice on how to best utilize these tests in clinical practice.

About the Expert
Oscar Coetzee, PhD, was born and raised in South Africa, where he completed his bachelor’s degree with majors in criminology and psychology. Coetzee holds 2 master's degrees, one in Organizational Psychology and another in Human Nutrition. He received his PhD in holistic nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health.
 
Coetzee is currently a faculty member at the University of Bridgeport and is the associate director of the Nutrition Track in the Doctor of Health Science Degree. He is also an associate professor at Maryland University of Integrative Health and an adjunct associate professor at Georgetown Medical School. Courses he currently teaches include clinical nutrition, sports nutrition, pathophysiology, advanced nutritional biochemistry and assessment, functional lab assessment, and organizational development.
 
Coetzee is a Certified Board Supervisor for the CNS (Certified Nutrition Specialists) and is currently on the national board exam committee for the National Association of Nutritional Professionals (NANP). 
 
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Sep 19, 2023

 

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It has long been known that dental and orthopedic devices and materials may have a negative impact on certain patients. In this interview, integrative medical expert and immunologist Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN, explains how to accurately identify immunocompatibility and risk for patients undergoing dental and/or orthopedic procedures. Jaffe explains how reactivity testing can be used to create more effective and less dangerous treatment plans for sensitive patients.
 
About the Expert
Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN, CEO and Chairman of PERQUE Integrative Health, is 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 three decades of rethinking safer, more effective, novel and proprietary dietary supplements, supplement delivery systems, diagnostic testing, and validation studies.
 
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Sep 6, 2023

The National Alliance on Mental Illness reports that 1 in 5 Americans experience mental illness each year. In this interview, integrative mental health expert Tara Peyman, ND, discusses how mental health issues are treated from a naturopathic perspective. She also shares information about the Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians, of which she is the vice president. Peyman is the medical director of the Integrative Mental Health Center in Scottsdale, AZ.

About the Expert
Tara Peyman, ND, is a licensed naturopathic doctor and the clinical director of Integrative Mental Health Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. She has a focus in the homeopathic and integrative treatment of mental illness, with a particular interest in bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and OCD. She has additional training as a PESI-Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She is well-versed in the use of psychiatric medications and can assist patients in either reducing the need for prescriptions, or safely integrating them with naturopathic care if that is best for the patient. Peyman found inspiration to focus her medical practice on homeopathic treatment of mental health after she overcame her own depression and panic disorder, which started when she was in college. She found total relief with homeopathic medicine, under the care of a doctor who was later one of her homeopathy teachers in medical school. Bipolar disorder runs in her family, so she has a personal perspective on this condition that allows her to have a level of compassion and understanding that patients can really feel. Her experiences motivate her to help as many people as she can to reach a place of healthy remission.
Jul 31, 2023
Sometimes a less-is-more approach can make a difference for people diagnosed with cancer. This strategy is known as cancer treatment de-escalation. To find out more, host Karolyn A. Gazella talks with integrative radiation oncologist Matt Mumber, MD. Mumber is the editor of the textbook Integrative Oncology: Principles and Practice and many scientific papers. He discusses the therapeutic ratio and how integrative practitioners can help support patients who are utilizing a de-escalation treatment approach. 
 
About the Author
Matt Mumber, MD, is a board-certified radiation oncologist with the Harbin Clinic in Rome, Georgia. He received his medical doctorate from the University of Virginia and he also did a fellowship in integrative medicine with the University of Arizona. He is the coauthor of the book Sustainable Wellness and the editor of the textbook Integrative Oncology: Principles and Practice.
Jul 5, 2023

The June 2, 2023, issue of JAMA featured an interesting article by Danielle Chammas, MD, about “the stories we tell ourselves.” In this interview, Chammas shares more details on how clinicians are influencing the stories of their patients' lives and how they can use the power of language to help patients alter their narratives so they can heal. She believes clinicians can simultaneously honor their patients’ narratives while also helping the patient process, integrate, and accept their circumstances.

About the Expert
Danielle Chammas, MD is a palliative care physician and psychiatrist who works in the University of California - San Francisco (UCSF) Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Symptom Management Clinic. She completed her medical school, General Adult Psychiatry residency, chief resident year, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship all at UCSF. In addition to providing clinical care, Chammas pursues professional and scholarly interests, including the intersection of psychiatry and palliative care, the psychological dimensions of life-limiting illness, therapeutic communication, medical education, clinician wellness, and medical humanities.
May 22, 2023

Nearly 1 in 5 adults who have had Covid currently experience symptoms of “long Covid,” according to the US government’s Household Pulse Survey. Long Covid is defined as symptoms lasting 3 months or more after first contracting SARS-CoV-2.

Natural Medicine Journal Editor-in-Chief Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, recently discussed prevention of long Covid with 3 colleagues, each of whom has been practicing as a clinician for at least 25 years.

Kaczor posed 4 important questions to these experts:

1.              What do you think the cause of long Covid is, and how is it related to other chronic fatigue syndromes?

2.              What do you do across the board for your patients for acute Covid and long Covid?

3.              Are there any certain labs that you use?

4.              And do you consider long Covid curable, or is it something people have to manage for the rest of their lives?

The experts who weighed in are:

·                 Edythe Vickers, ND, LAc, a naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist with expertise in seamlessly combining Chinese medicine and naturopathic medicine to create personalized treatments for each patient. Vickers is the clinical director of An Hao Natural Health Care Clinic, a division of the Institute for Traditional Medicine (ITM), a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping traditional medicine relevant in the modern setting. She practices in Portland, Oregon.

·                 Virender Sodhi, MD (Ayurveda), ND, has been practicing since 1988. He is founder and current CEO of Ayush Herbs, offering the highest quality Ayurvedic herbal products and supplements worldwide. He practices at his clinic in Bellevue, Washington, which is fittingly called the Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Medical Clinic.

·                 Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, is a medical doctor who is board certified in internal medicine and is known for his work in chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, sleep, and pain. He has authored numerous books, including the best-selling From Fatigued to Fantastic, which is now in its fourth edition. He has also developed the popular free smartphone app CuresA-Z. Teitelbaum currently resides in Kona, Hawaii.

May 16, 2023
Glutathione serves many important purposes in the human body. In this interview, Karolyn talks with Heather Moday, MD, an integrative and functional medicine expert, about the clinical applications of glutathione. The two discuss research, safety, absorption, and other issues about this valuable nutrient, often called the master antioxidant.

About the Expert

Heather Moday, MD, is a board-certified allergist, immunologist, and functional medicine physician. She earned her doctorate from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine training and Allergy and Immunology fellowship at Montefiore /Albert Einstein Medical Center in New York City. Moday has also had fellowship training in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona. She has board certification in Internal Medicine, Allergy and Immunology and Integrative Medicine through ABOIM and Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine. She is the author of the book The Immunotype Breakthrough: Your Personalized Plan to Balance Your Immune System, Optimize Health, and Build Lifelong Resilience.

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May 3, 2023

Pharmaceutical drugs can cause nutrient depletions, which can lead to new symptoms, illnesses, or other complications. In this interview, Jeff Gladd, MD, discusses the importance of identifying and addressing these depletions in clinical practice. Gladd is the founder of GladdMD Integrative Medicine and the chief medical officer at Fullscript. He is also the developer of Mytavin, an application that identifies medication-caused nutrient deficiencies.

About the Expert

Jeff Gladd, MD, is the chief medical officer at Fullscript. Gladd graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2001 and, after successfully opening a family practice, shifted focus toward health-promoting care by completing the University of Arizona Integrative Medicine fellowship program under the direction of Andrew Weil, MD, in 2009 and opening the Parkview Health Center for Integrative Medicine. In 2010, Gladd opened GladdMD Integrative Medicine, blending health-promoting care with high-access technology. In 2011, he created and launched the web’s first nutrient depletion calculator, Mytavin.com. With the success of GladdMD and Mytavin, Gladd has become a sought-after speaker in his field, speaking at TEDx and being featured in various industry publications.

Apr 20, 2023

Healthy aging has become a key focus among many integrative practitioners and their patients. In this interview, Registered Pharmacist and Certified Clinical Nutritionist Ross Pelton describes a paper he recently had published in Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal. Ross describes the science behind the microbiome theory of aging and how this can be applied to clinical practice.

About the Expert

Ross Pelton, RPh, CCN, is Essential Formula's director of science, in addition to being a practicing pharmacist, clinical nutritionist, and health educator in Southern Oregon. Pelton earned his bachelor of science in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin. A certified clinical nutritionist, Pelton was named as 1 of the Top 50 Most Influential Pharmacists in the United States by American Druggist magazine for his work in natural medicine. Pelton teaches continuing education programs for healthcare professionals to use natural medicine and integrate it into their practices. He also has authored numerous books, including The Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Handbook, which is a gold-standard reference book for health practitioners.

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Essential Formulas Incorporated (EFI) was established in 2000 as the sole US distributor of world-renowned microbiologist Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira’s award-winning probiotic dietary supplements and skin care products. Always an innovator, EFI introduced REG’ACTIV in 2015, containing ME-3, a probiotic catalyst that produces the “master’” oxidant glutathione inside the body's cells. A family-owned and operated business, EFI was founded on the philosophy of providing high-quality preventative, supportive, and comprehensive pro-health products for the entire family. EFI continues to flourish and grow through a strong company and product integrity and the knowledge that they’re providing scientifically proven products that positively impact the health and well-being of their customers.

Apr 5, 2023

Environmental medicine has become an important sub-specialty within integrative and functional medicine. Here, Natural Medicine Journal founder Karolyn A. Gazella interviews 2 leading environmental medicine specialists to learn more about the field and how clinicians can incorporate it into their clinical practice. She talks with Lyn Patrick, ND, and Anne Marie Fine,NMD, FAAEM, who are both naturopathic physicians with advanced training in environmental medicine.

About the Experts
Lyn Patrick, ND, graduated from Bastyr University in 1984 with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and has been in private practice in Arizona and Colorado for 35 years. She is a published author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, a past contributing editor for Alternative Medicine Review, and recently authored a chapter in the textbook Clinical Environmental Medicine (Elsevier 2019). She speaks internationally on environmental medicine, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, endocrine disruption, metal toxicology, and other topics. She is currently faculty for the Metabolic Medicine Institute Fellowship in collaboration with George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is also a founding partner and presenter at the Environmental Health Symposium, an annual international environmental medicine conference based in the United States.
 
After the passing of her longtime colleague Dr. Walter Crinnion, Patrick is continuing to educate primary care providers in the area of environmental medicine through the EMEI Global platform and the EMEI Review podcast. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, hiking, and kayaking the mountains, lakes, and rivers of southwestern Colorado.
 

Anne Marie Fine, NMD, FAAEM, is one of the world's leading authorities in environmental medicine. She is the medical director of Environmental Medicine Education International, LLC, a one-year, post-graduate course for physicians in this emerging specialty. Fine is a licensed and board-certified naturopathic physician and has held licenses to practice medicine in Arizona and California for over 20 years. Fine is a fellow of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and past vice president of the National Association of Environmental Medicine. She currently serves on the board of the Integrative Health Policy Consortium and as a science advisor to Made Safe. She is also the Founder of Fine Natural Products, LLC, a best-selling author, consultant to the personal care product industry, published author of numerous articles in international peer-reviewed journals, and internationally recognized speaker. Fine is a former CPA and financial executive who graduated from the Mendoza School of Business at the University of Notre Dame.

Mar 15, 2023

A growing body of research points to a connection between nutrient deficiencies or insufficiencies and Covid-19. In this interview, Heather Zwickey, PhD, describes that connection and takes a closer look at the research. She also discusses a new study about how a healthy lifestyle can influence the risk of long Covid.

About the Expert

Heather Zwickey, PhD, is a professor of immunology and chair of the Department of Health Sciences at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She launched the Helfgott Research Institute, which advances the science of natural medicine. Zwickey founded the school of graduate studies and developed masters programs in research, nutrition, and global health. Zwickey has received the Champion of Naturopathic Medicine Award from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She currently leads a National Institutes of Health–funded clinical research training program focused on integrative medicine research and studies the gut-brain axis in neuroinflammation.

Feb 28, 2023

Description

In this interview, Heather Moday, MD, explains how she addresses immune system function in her clinical practice. She explains the 4 primary immunotypes that she’s identified and how those types can underlie immune system imbalance and help create a more individualized treatment plan. In addition to her medical training, Moday has had advanced training in functional and integrative medicine.

About the Expert

Heather Moday, MD, is a board-certified allergist, immunologist, and functional medicine physician. She earned her doctorate from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine training and Allergy and Immunology fellowship at Montefiore /Albert Einstein Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Moday has also had fellowship training in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona. She has board certification in Internal Medicine, Allergy and Immunology and Integrative Medicine through ABOIM and Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine. She is the author of the book The Immunotype Breakthrough: Your Personalized Plan to Balance Your Immune System, Optimize Health, and Build Lifelong Resilience.

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