People who currently and have historically struggled with eating disorders often have many eating disorder-related symptoms that respond positively to an integrative approach to treatment. Just like many other chronic health conditions, with appropriately selected interventions, recovery from an eating disorder can be further facilitated with holistic support. Nutritional support, and natural support for mental health and digestive issues are just a few of the topics that we discussed during this interview with naturopathic expert Carrie Decker, ND.
Listening time: 33 minutes
Carrie Decker, ND, is a certified naturopathic doctor who graduated with honors from the National College of Natural Medicine (now the National University of Natural Medicine) in Portland, Oregon. Decker also holds graduate degrees in biomedical and mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign respectively. Decker sees patients at her office in Portland as well as remotely. Her practice focuses on gastrointestinal disease, eating disorders, allergies, mood imbalances, autoimmune disease, chronic fatigue, thyroid disorders, and skin conditions. The primary modalities Decker employs are clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, biotherapeutic drainage, and counselling. Decker also supports integrative medicine education as a clinical education thought leader with Allergy Research Group and by writing for various other educational resources. More about her practice may be found at www.carriedecker.com or www.blessedthistle.info.
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In this interview Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., discusses the state of micronutrient deficiencies in America. Vitamin D, vitamin B6, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, and even vitamin C are deficient in tens of millions of Americans. Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. also discusses what can be done to identify and treat what she calls a “hidden epidemic of micronutrient deficiencies.”
Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. will be speaking at the AANP Annual Conference, which will be held July 12-15, 2017, at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.
Approximate listening time: 23 minutes
Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., began her exploration of natural medicine and its role in modern health care more than 35 years ago while studying midwifery, herbal medicine, massage therapy and martial arts before earning her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She served as the Fellowship Director at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, where she oversaw the training of more than 500 physicians and nurse practitioners in integrative medicine and is currently the Fellowship Director for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. An internationally recognized expert in integrative medicine, dietary supplements and women’s health, Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, and has served as Chair of the US Pharmacopeia Dietary Supplements and Botanicals Expert Information Panel. Learn more about Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.
In this interview, Ronald Hoffman, MD, discusses how he uses the specific carbohydrate diet (SCD) to treat inflammatory bowel conditions. Hoffman recently wrote an Abstract & Commentary on the efficacy of the SCD in children with Crohn's and ulcerative colitis. In this interview, he describes techniques to enhance compliance and outcomes with the SCD. He also compares and contrasts the SCD with the Paleo and low-FODMAP diets. Hoffman draws on his clinical experience in this area to give practitioners advice on how to manage difficult-to-treat cases of inflammatory bowel conditions.
Approximate listening time is 15 minutes.
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).