In this interview, Michael Friedman, ND, founder and executive director of the Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine (AARM) discusses the challenges of treating patients with thyroid and adrenal dysfunction and why he believes a collaborative response to these endocrinological issues—using naturopathic, herbal, and conventional medicine together—provides patients with the best care. Learn more about AARM at http://restorativemedicine.org/.
Approximate listening time: 15 minutes
About the Expert
A licensed naturopathic physician and medical herbalist, Michael Friedman, ND, is the executive director of the nonprofit professional society Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine. He is the editor in chief of the affiliated Journal of Restorative Medicine. Among Friedman’s publications are accounts of some of his more unusual and difficult cases that include remission of stage 4 metastatic ocular melanoma, treatment of lymphoma with poke root and Pacific yew, and the use of botanical and mineral supplementation to treat non–insulin dependent diabetes.
This interview was a part of the August 2014 special Natural Medicine Journal issue on endocrinology. To see the rest of the special issue, click here.