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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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Jul 5, 2017

By Natural Medicine Journal

 

While vitamin C may seem like a straightforward topic, it's actually rather complicated. In this interview, leading integrative medical expert Russell M. Jaffe, MD, PhD, describes some of the clinical complexities associated with this popular nutrient. Jaffe describes the different forms, dosages, and synergy with other nutrients. He ends with a description on how ascorbate helps with toxic mineral removal. 

Approximate listening time: 18 minutes

About the Expert

Russell Jaffe

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 Dr. 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.

Jun 5, 2017

Leading integrative medicine pioneer, Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN, describes his philosophy regarding hard-to-treat thyroid conditions. Jaffe starts with proper diagnosis and then takes listeners through to the environmental impact, alkalinizing the body, and using targeted nutrients to provide an individualized approach.

Approximate listening time: 21 minutes

About the Expert

Russell Jaffee

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 Dr. 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.

 

May 1, 2017

Lyme disease can be a challenging condition to treat. In this interview, integrative medicine expert, Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN, describes his treatment approach and also explains the important connection between Lyme disease and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).

Approximate listening time: 20 minutes

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About the Author

Russell M. Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN, 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 Dr. 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.

Apr 17, 2017

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

About the Author

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.

About the Sponsor

Allergy Research Group

Founded in 1979 by molecular geneticist Stephen Levine, PhD, Allergy Research Group® is one of the very first truly hypoallergenic nutritional supplement companies. For over 30 years Allergy Research Group® has been a leading innovator and educator in the natural products industry. Our dedication to the latest research about cutting-edge nutritional supplements continues to this day.

Our purpose is to provide customers with products they can use to improve their patients’ quality of life, through scientific based innovation, purity of ingredients, education and outstanding service.

ARG is proud to be a sponsor of the Clinical Education LinkedIn Forum. A closed peer-to-peer group on LinkedIn where healthcare professionals can ask clinical questions and receive evidence-based and clinical-based responses by experts in their field.

Visit www.clinicaleducation.org/linkedin for more information & to sign up for free!

Visit www.allergyresearchgroup.com for more information on ARG and our products.

Apr 17, 2017

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

About the Author

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.

Apr 4, 2017

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.

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About the Author

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).

Mar 7, 2017

Christopher Shade, PhD, is a globally recognized expert on the topic of human detoxification. In this interview he describes his testing and treatment protocol that effectively cleanses the system of mercury and other toxins. Shade also discusses dietary supplement liposomal delivery technology.

About the Expert

Christopher Shade, PhD, obtained bachelor of science and masters of science degrees from Lehigh University in environmental and aqueous chemistry, and a PhD from the University of Illinois where he studied metal-ligand interactions in the environment and specialized in the and analytical chemistries of mercury. During his PhD work, Shade patented analytical technology for mercury speciation analysis and later founded Quicksilver Scientific, LLC, to commercialize this technology. Shortly after starting Quicksilver Scientific, Shade turned his focus to the human aspects of mercury toxicity and the functioning of the human detoxification system. He has since researched and developed superior liposomal delivery systems for the nutraceutical and wellness markets and also specific clinical analytical techniques for measuring human mercury exposure. He used his understanding of mercury and glutathione chemistry to design a unique system of products for detoxification that repairs and then maximizes the natural detoxification system.

About the Sponsor

Quicksilver Scientific is a CLIA-certified laboratory and health supplement wholesaler located in Lafayette, CO, specializing in superior liposomal delivery systems and blood metals testing for human health and detoxification. We use state-of-the-art technology, including patented mercury speciation, for the most accurate and reliable testing available today. Our liposomal supplements incorporate our Quicksilver Delivery System which brings the power of intravenous therapy to oral delivery and dramatically increases absorption and effectiveness, to restore the body’s natural detoxification system and re-establish natural health and optimum functioning. Our tiny particles encapsulate health-supporting compounds that absorb directly through the mouth into the bloodstream, bypassing the harsh digestive process that destroys or excretes most pill-form supplements. Smaller and faster, Quicksilver Scientific's Etheric Delivery™ systems are clearly superior to other products on the market.

Jan 4, 2017

In this podcast, Danielle Citrolo, PharmD, describes how a unique combination of L-glutamine and L-alanine can enhance electrolyte and water absorption in the intestines, stimulate glycogen synthesis, inhibit muscle protein breakdown and promote the synthesis of muscle protein. This dipeptide compound has also been shown to help protect the integrity of the gastrointestinal tract, contributing to better nutrient absorption.

About the Expert

Danielle Citrolo, PharmD, is manager of technical services at Kyowa Hakko, where she provides technical, scientific, and regulatory support. She also acts as liaison with regulatory authorities in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Before joining Kyowa, Citrolo was the clinical coordinator at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. She has experience in developing clinical research protocols and managing clinical trials. She earned her bachelor of science in biochemistry and bachelor of arts in chemistry from North Carolina State University and her doctorate in pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy in New York. She is licensed by the New York State Board of Pharmacy.

About the Sponsor

Sustamine®  L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine is an excellent choice for use in clinical nutrition because it does not have the problems of poor stability and low solubility that are associated with free-glutamine. Glutamine begins to degrade when mixed with liquids, but Sustamine®  is a unique dipeptide form of glutamine that’s been designed for maximum stability. This means patients get the amount listed on the label when they add it to water or their favorite beverage. Sustamine®  is tasteless, colorless, odorless and dissolves completely in hot or cold liquids – so there is no gritty texture. Manufactured exclusively by KYOWA HAKKO BIO CO., Sustamine® L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine is also ultra-pure, vegetarian and allergen-free.

Oct 25, 2016

 

Heather Zwickey, PhD, is the dean of research and graduate studies and professor of immunology at the National College of Medicine, as well as the director of the Helfgott Research Institute. In this interview with Natural Medicine Journal's Editor-in-Chief, Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, Zwickey explains how immune processes can influence brain health—including in Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and depressive disorders. She discusses nutrition, supplements, and the complicated ways gut health and immunity interact with cognitive function.

Approximate listening time: 20 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.

Oct 4, 2016

In this sponsored podcast, business strategist and expert Daniel Kalish, DC, identifies key challenges that presently face clinicians and how they can overcome those issues. He discusses the importance of finding a niche, effectively communicating with patients, and how to maximize systems associated with the patient life cycle. 

About the Expert

Daniel Kalish, DC, developed his own model of functional medicine founded on 20 years of successful clinical results and has certified over 700 practitioners worldwide in “The Kalish Method." He has collaborated with renowned psychiatrist R.D. Lang to use drug-free treatments for schizophrenics. Kalish is the author of 2 books, The Kalish Method: Healing the Body Mapping the Mind and Your Guide to Healthy Hormones. He is a frequently requested speaker for health summits across the United States. Read more about Dr Kalish

About the Sponsor

Founded in 1980, Emerson Ecologics, LLC, is committed to the success of integrative healthcare practitioners as they deliver unsurpassed patient care. As a dedicated partner, Emerson Ecologics offers its customers the broadest selection of professional-quality products, while it also continues to expand its comprehensive suite of IGNITE educational resources and practice management tools such as wellevateSM, to help practitioners and their patients achieve success. Headquartered in Manchester, NH, with distribution centers in Virginia and California, Emerson Ecologics is NSF certified, VAWD accredited and is the founder of the Emerson Quality Program® (EQP). For more information, visit www.emersonecologics.com.

Sep 27, 2016

In this podcast, naturopathic physician Todd Born addresses key issues associated with the effective integrative treatment of food sensitivities and intolerances.

Approximate listening time, 13 minutes

About the Expert

Todd A. Born, ND, is in private practice with his wife, Lindsay Jones-Born, ND, at Born Naturopathic Associates, Inc., in Alameda, CA, where he is co-owner and the medical director. Born is product manager, director of new product development, and scientific advisor for Allergy Research Group, LLC, and is editor-in-chief of their Focus Newsletter. He is also a thought leader for the UK-based Clinical Education, a free peer-to-peer service that offers clinicians a closed forum to ask clinical questions and receive evidence-based responses by experts in their fields. Born graduated from Bastyr University in Seattle and completed his residency at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health and its 13 teaching clinics, with rotations at Seattle-area hospitals. He may be reached at dr.born@bornnaturopathic.com.

Born’s clinical focus is using integrative medicine to treat chronic disease. He has a strong interest in difficult and refractory cases, gastrointestinal issues, neurological and neurodegenerative disorders, endocrinology, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, autoimmune disease, ADHD, autsim, HIV/AIDS, and geriatrics. He has extensive knowledge and training in the basic medical sciences, physical medicine (osseous manipulation, craniosacral therapy, hydrotherapy and physiotherapy), botanical medicine, homeopathy, biotherapeutic drainage, Ayurveda, counseling, and diet and nutrient therapies.

Company Description

Founded in 1979, by molecular geneticist Stephen Levine, PhD, Allergy Research Group® is one of the very first truly hypoallergenic nutritional supplement companies. For over 30 years Allergy Research Group® has been a leading innovator and educator in the natural products industry. Our dedication to the latest research about cutting-edge nutritional supplements continues to this day.

Our purpose is to provide customers with products they can use to improve their patients’ quality of life, through scientific based innovation, purity of ingredients, education and outstanding service.

ARG is proud to be a sponsor of the Clinical Education LinkedIn Forum. A closed peer-to-peer group on LinkedIn where healthcare professionals can ask clinical questions and receive evience-based and clinical-based responses by experts in their field.

Visit www.clinicaleducation.org/linkedin for more information and to sign up for free.

Visit www.allergyresearchgroup.com for more information on ARG and our products!

Sep 21, 2016

 

In this interview, Ashton Harper, MBBS, MRCS, describes the research associated with probiotics to help prevent and treat a variety of conditions in children. He also describes a new study using probiotics to treat infant colic and explains why it's so important to treat colic as soon as it's diagnosed. 

About the Expert

Ashton Harper, MBBS, MRCS, has a bachelor of science degree in physiology and pharmacology from University College London (UCL). He graduated with a degree in medicine (MBBS) from UCL in 2010. He worked in the National Health Service for 5 years, during which time he discovered his passion for the management of gastrointestinal diseases. While working in gastrointestinal surgery he achieved membership of the Royal College of Surgeons and was awarded a post-graduate travelling fellowship to visit the Cleveland Clinic to observe world-leading doctors manage inflammatory bowel disease. He has published in the fields of nutrition and gastrointestinal diseases and has presented his work at multiple national and international medical congresses. Harper is a medical advisor for the Protexin Human Healthcare team, where he is responsible for providing medical expertise for the business.

About the Sponsor

Probiotics International Ltd (Protexin), manufacturers of Bio-Kult, a scientifically developed, naturally powerful 14-strain probiotic. Manufactured to pharmaceutical standards and with an extensive research programme, our products are sold in over 80 countries worldwide, including America. Visitwww.bio-kult.com/usa for more information on our full range, including Bio-Kult Infantis, Bio-Kult Pro-Cyan and Bio-Kult Candéa. Distributed by: Protexin Inc., 1833 NW 79th Avenue, Doral, Miami, FL 33126.

Sep 4, 2016

In this interview Mark Blumenthal, founder and executive director of the American Botanical Council, discusses the serious issue of adulteration in the natural products industry. Blumenthal also describes the Botanical Adulterants Program and how it is helping to educate people about this troubling topic. 

About the Expert

Mark Blumenthal is the founder and executive director of the American Botanical Council (ABC), the leading independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to disseminating accurate, reliable, and responsible information on herbs and medicinal plants.

Blumenthal is the editor/publisher of HerbalGram, an international, peer-reviewed quarterly journal. He is the senior editor of the English translation of The Complete German Commission E Monographs–Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines (1998), Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs (2000), and The ABC Clinical Guide to Herbs (2003), and he is coauthor of Rational Phytotherapy, 5th edition (2004). He has appeared on over 400 radio and television shows and has written over 500 articles, reviews and book chapters for many major publications. In 2010 he was awarded the prestigious Tyler Prize in honor of the late Purdue Professor Varro E. Tyler from the American Society of Pharmacognosy.

In 2008 he was awarded the “Natural Legacy” award from Natural Foods Merchandiser magazine and he has also been named to Natural Health magazine’s Hall of Fame Award for “opening America’s eye to the healing powers of herbs.” He has been a leader in the concerns for more rational regulations of herbal and natural product manufacturing, and education on plant-based medicines for over 40 years.

Aug 16, 2016

 

In this podcast, Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABIHM, talks about a team approach and how integrative practitioners can expand their tool box to help transform medicine. She describes the topic of the keynote she will deliver at the October 2016 IGNITE Conference.

About the Expert

Guarneri

Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABIHM, is board-certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, nuclear medicine and holistic medicine. She is president of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine and serves as Senior Advisor to the Atlantic Health System for the Center for Well Being and Integrative Medicine. Guarneri is founder and director of Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc., and Taylor Academy for Integrative Medicine Education and Research. Guarneri founded the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine and served as Medical Director for 15 years. Guarneri is the author of The Heart Speaks, a poignant collection of stories from heart patients who have benefited from integrative medicine approaches. The Heart Speaks and her clinical work have been featured on NBC Today and PBS’s To the Contrary and Full Focus. Her work was also featured in a two-part PBS documentary, The New Medicine. Learn more about Guarneri here.

About the Sponsor

Founded in 1980, Emerson Ecologics, LLC, is committed to the success of integrative healthcare practitioners as they deliver unsurpassed patient care. As a dedicated partner, Emerson Ecologics offers its customers the broadest selection of professional-quality products, while it also continues to expand its comprehensive suite of IGNITE educational resources and practice management tools such as wellevateSM, to help practitioners and their patients achieve success. Headquartered in Manchester, NH, with distribution centers in Virginia and California, Emerson Ecologics is NSF certified, VAWD accredited and is the founder of the Emerson Quality Program® (EQP). For more information, visit www.emersonecologics.com.

Aug 16, 2016

"There's not enough conversation surrounding the issue of ethics in medicine," states Low Dog in this interview in which she describes practical ways to "clean up our ethical house." Low Dog will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming Ignite Conference, where she will address some of the tough ethical issues that integrative practitioners face today.

About the Expert

Low Dog

Tieraona Low Dog, MD, 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, Low Dog 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 Low Dog.

About the Sponsor

Ignite Conference

Founded in 1980, Emerson Ecologics, LLC, is committed to the success of integrative healthcare practitioners as they deliver unsurpassed patient care. As a dedicated partner, Emerson Ecologics offers its customers the broadest selection of professional-quality products, while it also continues to expand its comprehensive suite of IGNITE educational resources and practice management tools such as wellevateSM, to help practitioners and their patients achieve success. Headquartered in Manchester, NH, with distribution centers in Virginia and California, Emerson Ecologics is NSF certified, VAWD accredited and is the founder of the Emerson Quality Program® (EQP). For more information, visit www.emersonecologics.com.

Jul 5, 2016

"Insulin resistance has now reached endemic levels," explains integrative health expert Russel Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN. In this podcast (sponsored by Perque Integrative Health), Jaffe describes effective ways for clinicians to identify and treat insulin resistance. He also describes how to motivate patients to comply with treatment.

Jun 1, 2016

Leading integrative health expert, Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN, describes how clinicians can identify and treat inflammatory issues long before illness sets in. He also describes ways to reverse chronic inflammation including diet, lifestyle, and utilization of the C Cleanse technique.

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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