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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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May 4, 2021

The functional food category has grown considerably over the past few years. In this interview, research microbiologist Kiran Krishnan describes how clinicians can utilize targeted functional foods in clinical practice. As a leading probiotic researcher, Krishnan focuses much of his attention on how functional foods can positively influence gut health.

About the Expert

Kiran Krishnan is a Research Microbiologist and has been involved in the dietary supplement and nutrition market for the past 18 years. He comes from a University research background having spent several years with hands-on R&D in the fields of molecular medicine and microbiology at the University of Iowa. Kiran established a Clinical Research Organization where he designed and conducted dozens of human clinical trials in human nutrition. Kiran is also a co-founder and partner in Nu Science Trading, LLC.; a nutritional technology development and research company. Kiran is also a co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Microbiome Labs. He is a frequent lecturer on the Human Microbiome at Medical and Nutrition Conferences. He is an expert guest on National and Satellite radio, has appeared in several international documentaries, and has been a guest speaker on several International Health Summits as a microbiome expert. He is currently involved in 16 novel human clinical trials on probiotics and the human microbiome. Kiran is also on the Scientific Advisory Board or a Science Advisor for 7 other companies in the industry.

About the Sponsor

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Microbiome Labs’ goal is to provide integrative solutions and clinical research data to address indications that stem from digestive and immune health issues. It hopes to encourage other supplement companies to raise the bar of the supplement industry as a whole. In 2018, Microbiome Labs attended over 148 conferences, initiated and/or completed 14 clinical trials, and provided key solutions to thousands of practitioners, changing over 344,000 lives… and counting. View MBL’s video to learn more about its story.

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Apr 21, 2021

What role can spirituality play in healing? On this episode of the podcast, spirituality scholar Frederic Craigie, PhD, gives practitioners advice on how they can successfully meet the spiritual needs of their patients. He also talks about ways clinicians can become more spiritually grounded in their work. Craigie is a respected psychologist, author, and faculty member at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine.

About the Expert

Frederic Craigie, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and medical educator who serves as visiting associate professor at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. In 2015, he transitioned from a 37-year full-time faculty role at the Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency in Augusta, Maine, where he coordinated behavioral health teaching for residents and students and provided behavioral health care to a largely underserved primary care population. Since the mid-80s, Craigie has written and presented extensively about spirituality and health, resilience and well-being in healthcare, and positive mental health. He is the author of the newly released book, Weekly Soul: Fifty-two Meditations on Meaningful, Joyful and Peaceful Living.

Apr 6, 2021

As George Schatz, MD, helps create the Covid Clinic at Banner - University Medical Center and wraps up his Covid-19 long hauler research grant from the National Institutes of Health, he takes time out of his busy schedule to talk about this complex issue with NMJ publisher Karolyn Gazella. Schatz describes an integrative and functional medicine approach to treating post-Covid symptoms and how this treatment approach can help heal long-hauler syndrome. Before joining the University of Arizona, Schatz was a functional medicine physician with the Cleveland Clinic. 

About the Expert

George Schatz, MD, is a board-certified family medicine physician working at the Banner - University Medicine Family Medicine Clinic in Tucson, Arizona. He is certified in functional medicine by the Institute for Functional Medicine and has completed a residential fellowship in integrative medicine through the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. He also has specialized training in functional medicine earned first-hand at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. He earned his medical doctorate from Stony Brook University.

Apr 6, 2021

CoQ10 is a commonly used nutrient in clinical practice. In this interview, Barrie Tan, PhD, describes research showing how this important nutrient has been improved. He also talks about CoQ10's synergy with other nutrients and how to effectively use CoQ10 in clinical practice. His research is laser-focused on lipid-soluble nutrients. Tan is a leading nutraceutical scientist and considered the world’s foremost expert on vitamin E as he is credited with the discovery of natural source tocotrienols.

About the Expert

Barrie Tan, PhD, is hailed as a trailblazer and the world’s foremost expert on vitamin E, credited with discovering tocotrienol in 3 major natural sources: palm, rice, and annatto. A scientist first and foremost, Tan earned his PhD in chemistry/biochemistry from the University of Otago, New Zealand, and spent several years as a professor at University of Massachusetts. Today, his research focuses on lipid-soluble nutrients that reduce and slow chronic conditions.

About the Sponsor

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Mar 1, 2021

There is a growing awareness of the interconnection between sleep, stress, and mood. Often, all 3 need to be addressed in clinical practice. In this interview, pioneering integrative health researcher, pathologist, immunologist, and biochemist Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, shares his physiology-first approach to tackling all 3 of these common clinical issues. He and his team have developed and validated personalized, proactive, predictive, primary prevention practices and protocols over the last four decades. Listeners will glean new ideas regarding lifestyle and targeted nutrients that can help with sleep, stress, and mood.

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 (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. If you are interested in delving more deeply into this and other integrative health topics, we invite you to join the PIH Academy.

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Mar 1, 2021

Leanna Standish, ND, PhD, LAc, FABNO, discusses the clinical use of mind-altering drugs for addressing central nervous system conditions of all kinds in this interview with Editor-in-Chief Tina Kazcor, ND, FABNO. For more than 20 years, Standish has been advocating for a legal, standardized source of ayahuasca to study its effects properly in clinical trials. Her current clinical practice includes the use of ketamine-assisted psychotherapy to address deeply rooted causes of neurological and psychological conditions. In this interview, Standish covers the historical context and clinically relevant considerations for the use of psychedelics in practice.

About the Expert

Leanna J. Standish, ND, PhD, LAc, FABNO, is a neuroscientist and physician living in Seattle. She has faculty appointments in the University of Washington School of Medicine Radiology Department, the University of Washington School of Public Health, and Bastyr University. She is working toward obtaining approvals to conduct ayahuasca clinical studies in the United States. She uses functional magnetic brain imaging to study brain-to-brain communication and the ‘entangled minds’ hypothesis. As a physician she specializes in naturopathic oncology, with special interest in the treatment of stage 4 cancer.

Standish earned her PhD in neuroscience/biopsychology from the University of Massachusetts in 1978, her ND from Bastyr University in 1991, an MS in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from Bastyr University in 1994, and became board-certified in naturopathic oncology in 2006

Feb 3, 2021

Enhancing immunity in some patients may require a comprehensive approach to stress management. In this interview, integrative health expert and Natural Medicine Journal editorial board member Ramneek Bhogal, DC, DABCI, provides clinical insights on how best to help patients deal with stress while enhancing immunity. Bhogal provides clinical rationale for the use of targeted dietary supplements to help with stress management and immune enhancement. 

About the Expert

Ramneek Bhogal, DC, DABCI, enjoys private practice at Wolfe Family Chiropractic in Metamora, MI. A graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, he is also a diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Internists and has trained with the Institute of Functional Medicine. Bhogal has been published in peer-reviewed journals and recently coauthored a chapter in a pediatric chiropractic textbook with his wife, Stephanie O’Neill Bhogal, DC, DICCP. Together, they also established Peak Potential Outreach, a nonprofit organization committed to bringing healthcare to the globally underprivileged.

About the Sponsor

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Feb 2, 2021

On this episode, Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO, describes the paper she recently published with her colleagues at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine about convalescence considerations for patients diagnosed with mild to moderate Covid-19 disease. Covid-19 recovery can sometimes be complex and difficult even in cases of mild or moderate illness. Alschuler and her colleagues describe a comprehensive, integrative approach that may enhance Covid-19 recovery outcomes.

About the Expert

Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO, is a professor of clinical medicine at the University of Arizona where she is the associate director of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. Alschuler obtained her naturopathic medical degree from Bastyr University where she completed her residency in general naturopathic medicine. She received her bachelor of science degree from Brown University. She is board-certified in naturopathic oncology. Alschuler is past-president of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and a founding board member, immediate past-president and current board member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She is coauthor of Definitive Guide to Cancer, now in its 3rd edition, and Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer.

Jan 5, 2021

During these challenging times, clinicians may lose sight of their own self-care and how they can cultivate their own resilience. Award-winning professor and psychologist Frederic Craigie, PhD, joins us to discuss the role of resilience and purpose for clinicians. He provides practical advice on how practitioners can enhance their own self-care plan while helping patients achieve their wellness goals. Craigie taught and practiced as a clinical psychologist at a family medicine residency for 37 years and presently serves as visiting associate professor at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

About the Expert

Frederic Craigie, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and medical educator who serves as visiting associate professor at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. In 2015, he transitioned from a 37-year full-time faculty role at the Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency in Augusta, Maine, where he coordinated behavioral health teaching for residents and students and provided behavioral health care to a largely underserved primary care population. Since the mid-80s, Craigie has written and presented extensively about spirituality and health, resilience and well-being in healthcare, and positive mental health. He is the author of the newly released book, Weekly Soul: Fifty-two Meditations on Meaningful, Joyful and Peaceful Living.

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