Natural Medicine Journal editorial board member and frequent contributor Kurt Beil, ND, LAc, MPH, specializes in the use of natural environments and urban green space as a key bridge to healing. In this podcast, he discusses how he utilizes the healing power of nature with his patients. Beil describes the most recent green space research and gives healthcare professionals advice on how they can incorporate this healing tool into clinical practice.
Kurt Beil, ND, LAc, MPH, is a naturopathic and Chinese medicine practitioner in Sandy, Oregon with an ongoing commuter practice to his native Hudson Valley in New York state. He is a Research Investigator at NUNM’s Helfgott Research Institute, where he completed his post-doctoral research project on biomarker and psychometric assessment of the restorative and therapeutic effect of natural vs. built urban environments. Beil holds a Master’s degree in public health focused on the benefits of green space as a sustainable public health promotion tool, and speaks and writes regularly about these topics. He has taught courses on these topics at NUNM and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine, has been an advisor to the Children & Nature Network’s “Nature Research Database” and was the founding co-chair of the Nature & Health subcommittee of the Intertwine Alliance in Portland. He is currently an editor and regular contributor to the Natural Medicine Journal, and writes a weekly blog on the topics of Nature & Health. Beil also maintains a Facebook group (“Naturopaths for Nature”) for the naturopathic medicine community on the clinical health benefits of contact with nature. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.drkurtbeil.com.
In this interview, Robert MacCuspie, PhD, discusses the safety and efficacy of bioactive silver hydrosol, a special form of colloidal silver. MacCuspie also describes the various clinical applications, dosages, and how to best use this product in clinical practice.
This podcast interview qualifies for 0.5 general continuing education (CE) units. The Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine has approved this educational content for 0.5 “general” CE units for naturopathic physicians. Naturopathic physicians licensed in any U.S. state except California may obtain general CE by listening to this podcast and completing a 10-question test on the material contained within the clinical topic. Click the button below to take the test for FREE, thanks to an educational grant from Natural Immunogenics Corp. Upon successful completion, you will receive an email confirming you passed. This CE approval may also qualify for the CE requirements of other practitioner types.
Robert MacCuspie, PhD, is the director of science for Natural Immunogenics Corporation. He holds a PhD in nanotechnology and materials chemistry and has 20 years of experience in nanotechnology, including over 12 years specifically in silver nanotechnology. MacCuspie has worked for several US national labs, including the US Food and Drug Administration, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where he developed their silver nanoparticle reference materials and was an international leader in nanomaterial environmental health and safety research. MacCuspie was the first faculty and director of Nanotechnology & Multifunctional Materials programs at Florida Polytechnic University and served on their board of trustees. MacCuspie holds 1 US patent and has written 2 book chapters and 42 peer-reviewed manuscripts, which have been cited more than 2,900 times with an h-index of 29.
Natural Immunogenics Corporation (NIC), the leader in Hydrosol Technology, is a family-owned business in Sarasota Florida, established in 1998. With its commitment to the principles of Health Freedom and Health Sovereignty, NIC is a market leader of silver based dietary supplements and topical products, and is the manufacturer of Sovereign Silver and Argentyn 23 Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol and Homeopathic First Aid Gel. The company’s retail brand Sovereign Silver has 64% market share in the natural products retail space, and Argentyn 23 is sold exclusively through licensed practitioners in thousands of clinics around the globe.
In this interview, Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD, discusses the ongoing program with the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) that analyses research associated with diet and lifestyle efforts to reduce cancer risk. Known as the Continuous Update Project (CUP), findings from this effort are used to form AICR's expert cancer prevention recommendations. McTiernan will also discuss her present research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Washington.
Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD, is a full member at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, and research professor at the University of Washington Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Her research focuses on exercise, diet, obesity, and risk for cancer development and prognosis. She served on the U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committees and the AICR/World Cancer Research Fund expert panels. She has published more than 400 scientific manuscripts and is lead author of the book Breast Fitness (St. Martin’s Press). McTiernan’s memoir is Starved: A Nutrition Doctor’s Journey from Empty to Full (Central Recovery Press). For more information about the AICR, visit aicr.org. For more information about McTiernan, visit annemctiernan.com.
Innovation is vital to the development and execution of new practices, techniques, and tools in healthcare. But with that innovation, ethical issues can arise. In this interview, seasoned healthcare expert and educator Howard Gershon describes some of the key concerns associated with innovation and medicine.
Howard Gershon is a principal with the New Heights Group, an independent management consulting firm to the healthcare industry. He has also been a faculty member with the American College of Healthcare Executives for more than 18 years. Howard holds a BA in Business/Managerial Economics from Alfred University and he earned his Masters in Health Care Administration from The George Washington University.
In the United States cases of autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continue to rise. In this podcast, pediatric expert Matthew Hand, DO, describes why an integrative approach makes sense. Hand, who is the section chief for pediatric nephrology at Children's Hospital at Dartmouth, discusses his focus on diet, lifestyle, and dietary supplements to treat these 2 conditions.
Matthew Hand, DO, is the section chief for pediatric nephrology at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth. He graduated from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1989 and did his pediatric residency and chief residency at Maine Medical Center. Hand then completed his fellowship in pediatric nephrology at Children’s Hospital in Boston. Subsequently, he developed the pediatric nephrology division at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center. In 2008 he graduated from Andrew Weil’s fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona and created the pediatric integrative medicine division at Maine Medical Center. In 2011, Hand was hired by New Hampshire’s Hospital for Children at the Elliot Hospital to develop the pediatric nephrology division and to create a children’s hospital with integrative medicine as its cornerstone. He has been featured in a number of international television shows including 20/20, the Discovery Channel and the Oprah Winfrey Show.
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