New research published in the Lancet demonstrates a disturbing connection between psychiatric disorders and Covid-19. Research indicates that people with mental health disorders are at significant risk of developing Covid-19 and Covid-19 increases the risk of psychiatric disorder. On this episode, mental health expert Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc, delves into details of the study and then discusses his integrative approach to the prevention and treatment of mental illness. Bongiorno is codirector of InnerSource Natural Health, with clinics in New York City and Long Island, and is the author of several books on the holistic treatment of mental health disorders.
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.
Why do some shun science and cling to conspiracy? Bruce Miller, MD, recently wrote in JAMA about the dangerous consequences of antiscience rhetoric and the neurological mechanisms that can actually encourage acceptance of false beliefs. Miller is a world-renowned expert on the diagnosis and management of dementia. As a behavioral neurologist, he is the principal investigator of the NIH-sponsored Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and the co-director of the Global Brain Health Institute. In this interview he makes the connection between the brain and science denial. He also talks about what clinicians can do to help their patients embrace science.
Bruce Miller, MD, holds the A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professorship in Neurology at UC San Francisco where he directs the Memory and Aging Center. He is a behavioral neurologist whose work in neurodegenerative conditions emphasizes brain-behavior relationships and the genetic and molecular underpinnings of disease. He is the principal investigator of the NIH-sponsored Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and program project on frontotemporal dementia. Additionally, he helps lead the Tau Consortium, the Bluefield Project to Cure Frontotemporal Dementia and the Global Brain Health Institute. He was awarded the Potamkin Award from the American Academy of Neurology and elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
As we face one of the most challenging health crises in modern history, it's clear that we need an integrative approach to immune simulation. On this episode, Karolyn interviews 2 expert guests about how to optimize immune system function as cold and flu season converge with the Covid-19 pandemic. Michael Lewis, MD, MPH, MBA, FACPM, FACN and Douglas “Duffy” MacKay, ND, provide information about both daily and acute immune system support and describe the science behind targeted ingredients. We also discuss Traditional Chinese Medicine, cannabidiol (CBD), and PEA are discussed.
Michael Lewis, MD, MPH, MBA, FACPM, FACN, is CV Sciences's Medical Advisor. Lewis is an expert on brain health, particularly concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI). He founded the nonprofit Brain Health Education and Research Institute when he retired as a colonel after a distinguished 31-year career in the US Army. Lewis is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point and Tulane University School of Medicine and completed his post-graduate training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University, and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. A sought-after speaker, consultant, and clinician, Lewis is board-certified and a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine and the American College of Nutrition. He is the author of the best-selling book, When Brains Collide: What Every Athlete and Parent Should Know About the Prevention and Treatment of Concussions and Brain Injuries.
Duffy MacKay, ND, is senior vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs, for CV Sciences and is responsible for driving product quality, safety, and innovation. MacKay also serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Dietary Supplements, is on the advisory board of the American Botanical Council (ABC), and serves on the editorial boards of Integrative Medicine: a Clinician’s Journal and Natural Medicine Journal.
MacKay comes to CV Sciences after a 10-year career with the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) where he served as the senior vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs. MacKay oversaw the scientific and regulatory affairs department, ensuring that the association’s scientific, policy, and legislative positions were based on credible scientific rationale. MacKay is no longer in practice but has 14 years of clinical experience as owner and practitioner in an integrative medical clinic.
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