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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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Now displaying: May, 2016
May 10, 2016
As president and chief executive office of the Samueli Institute, Alexandria, Virginia, Wayne Jonas, MD, leads a team of researchers dedicated to the effectiveness and integration of healing-oriented practices and their role in wellness and healthcare. In this interview, he describes challenges of integrative medicine research, recent advancements, and what the future may bring.
Approximate listening time: 22 minutes 

About the Expert

Wayne B. Jonas, MD, is the president and chief executive officer of Samueli Institute, a nonprofit medical research organization in Alexandria, Virginia, supporting the scientific investigation of healing processes and their application in health and disease. Jonas was the first director of the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health (1995-1999) and led the World Health Organization Collaborative Center for Traditional Medicine. Prior to that, he served as the director of the medical research fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, and was special consultant in health promotion for the Office of the Surgeon General of the US Army. He blogs at SamueliInstituteblog.org.
May 10, 2016

Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, PhD, professor of psychiatry and director of the Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory at The Brain Institute at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, describes her present research and the research she has conducted on brain supporting nutraceuticals such as citicoline. She also describes the importance of emphasizing risk reduction research and discovering ways to improve late life outcomes specific to brain function.

Approximate listening time: 11 minutes.

About the Expert

Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, PhD, is a professor of psychiatry and the director of the Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory at The Brain Institute at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. She held a similar position at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Belmont, Massachusetts, for 12 years before joining the Utah Medical School. Yurgelun-Todd is a recognized expert on the application of neuroimaging methods to assess neurophysiological and neuropsychological changes associated with normal development and neuropsychiatric disorders.

May 10, 2016

The integrative research at MD Anderson Cancer Centerconducted by Lorenzo Cohen, PhD, focuses on mind-body medicine with an emphasis on reducing risk of cancer and helping to prevent recurrence. In this interview, he discusses the research presently taking place in the integrative medicine program that he directs, as well as challenges and future aspirations associated with integrated medicine specific to oncology.

Approximate listening time: 17 minutes

About the Expert

Lorenzo Cohen, PhD, is the Richard E. Haynes Distinguished Professor in Clinical Cancer Prevention and Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, and a Distinguished Clinical Professor, Fudan University Cancer Hospital, Shanghai, China. He is passionate about educating others on how to prevent cancer and maintain optimal health across the lifespan. As the majority of cancers are preventable, Cohen is conducting research to demonstrate that lifestyle factors can influence cancer outcomes. He leads a team that conducts research funded by the National Institutes of Health and delivers clinical care of integrative medicine practices like meditation, yoga, tai chi, massage, diet, exercise, acupuncture, and other strategies such as stress management, music therapy, and emotional writing. These strategies are aimed at reducing the negative aspects of cancer treatment and improving patients’ quality of life and clinical outcomes.
May 10, 2016

In this interview, Dugald Seely, ND, founder and executive director of the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre, describes the research projects presently underway at the center. He also describes the pragmatic research design that is presently helping to advance the field of integrative research and he discusses the future of integrative cancer research.

Approximate listening time: 16 minutes

About the Expert

Dugald Seely ND, MSc, FABNO, leads the clinical practice and cancer research program for theOttowa Integrative Cancer Centre (OICC). In addition to his clinical role as a naturopathic doctor he also serves as the director of research & clinical epidemiology at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, affiliate investigator for the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and board member for the Society for Integrative Oncology. Seely completed his Master of Science in cancer research at the University of Toronto and is a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO). As a clinician scientist, Dugald has been awarded competitive grant and trainee funding from CIHR, CBCRA, the SickKids Foundation, the Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Foundation, the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, and the Gateway for Cancer Research Foundation.

May 10, 2016
Since its inception in 2002, the Helfgott Research Institute at National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, has been studying natural medicine the way it is practiced—using a whole-system, whole-person approach. Heather Zwickey, PhD, the institute's director, explains some of the challenges associated with that approach and also discusses exciting new areas of opportunity that exist for integrative medicine researchers.
 
Approximate listening time: 14 minutes

About the Expert

Heather Zwickey, PhD, is Dean of Research and Graduate Studies and a professor of immunology at the National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, Oregon, as well as Director of Helfgott Research Institute. Currently, she heads several pilot studies looking at the effects of botanicals, hydrotherapy, energy medicine, and diet on immunological parameters. Zwickey trained at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, Colorado. She received her doctorate in immunology and microbiology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University.

May 10, 2016

The Penny George Institute for Health and Healing—Allina Health in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been a champion of integrative medical research since 2007. In this interview, Jeffrey Dusek, PhD, the director of research at Penny George, describes some of the innovative research being done at the institute and also comments on some of the challenges associated with integrative medical research.

Approximate listening time: 26 minutes

About the Expert

Jeffrey A. Dusek, PhD, is the director of research, Penny George Institute for Health and Healing—Allina Health, Minneapolis. From 1998 to 2007, Dusek was a faculty member of Harvard Medical School, where he first served as an instructor in the Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and then as the director of behavioral sciences research, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2011, Dusek was awarded a prestigious multiyear R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health to study the impact of integrative medicine (eg, mind/body, acupuncture, aromatherapy, massage) on pain management in hospitalized patients. He earned his doctorate in biopsychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

May 10, 2016

By Karolyn A. Gazella 

In this sponsored podcast integrative health expert Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN, describes a comprehensive approach to identifying immune dysfunction long before illness sets in. He also provides advice regarding diet, lifestyle, and dietary supplements. Jaffe explains why choice is far more significant than genetics and how to counsel patients about reducing immune burden.

Approximate listening time: 30 minutes 

About the Expert

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 Integrative Health

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.

About the Host

Karolyn A. Gazella is the publisher of the Natural Medicine Journal and has been writing and publishing integrative health information since 1992. She is the author or coauthor of hundreds of articles and several booklets and books including her latest book The Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer (Ten Speed Press, 2013) that she wrote with Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO. Together with Alschuler, Karolyn is the cohost of the "Five to Thrive Live!" radio show on the Cancer Support Network and iHeart Radio. She is the co-creator of the Five to Thrive® Plan and the author of "The Healing Factor," a blog on PsychologyToday.com. Gazella is based in Boulder, Colorado.

 

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