Interviews with Experts

The Gut-Brain Axis

by Natural Medicine Journal
08-15-2018 
In this interview NMJ's editor-in-chief, Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, and Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND, DHANP, discuss the integral role of the gut microbiota in mood and cognition.

Exploring Helminthic Therapy

by Natural Medicine Journal
07-05-2018 
Helminthic therapy is an experimental therapy used to treat autoimmune conditions and other immune system illnesses. In this interview, Sidney Baker, MD, explains what this therapy is and describes pros and cons, clinical applications and how he has used this therapy in his practice.

A Closer Look at the AICR’s New Expert Report on Cancer Prevention

by Natural Medicine Journal
06-20-2018 
In this interview Nigel Brockton, PhD, describes the most recent expert report produced by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). The AICR is a highly-respected non-profit organization leading the charge against cancer globally. This latest report provides a blueprint that practitioners and patients can use to help reduce cancer risk.

Enhancing Cognition with Citicoline

by Natural Medicine Journal
05-16-2018 
Natural Medicine Journal's publisher interviews Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, PhD, and Perry Renshaw, MD, PhD, about the research they are conducting at The University of Utah in the Neuroscience Department. They specifically describe research associated with the safety and efficacy of supplemental citicoline, as well as evaluate emerging research in this area.

Cardiovascular Lab Tests in Natural Medicine

by Natural Medicine Journal
05-02-2018 
In this podcast episode, we talk about cardiovascular labs with naturopathic cardiology expert, Daniel Chong, ND. Chong discusses the use of cholesterol panels and other tests he uses in practice. He dispels some common myths about how to interpret different lab results.

Major Research Projects in Naturopathic Oncology

by Natural Medicine Journal
11-15-2017 
Natural Medicine Journal Editor-in-Chief Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, recently sat down with Dugald Seely, ND, FABNO, director of the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre, to discuss several ongoing studies in integrative oncology.

Erectile Dysfunction's Clues About Cardiovascular Health

by Natural Medicine Journal
08-23-2017 
In over half of all cases of hospitalization for a cardiovascular event, the first symptom is the event itself. So anything we can do to get any early indicator that something is going wrong in the cardiovascular system can have a huge impact. Erectile dysfunction is one such early signal. According to cardiovascular health expert Daniel Chong, ND, identifying sexual dysfunction is essential for improving cardiovascular outcomes. 

Addressing Male Urinary Incontinence

by Natural Medicine Journal
08-02-2017 
One in four men over the age of 65 has urinary incontinence, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this interview, men's health expert Ronald Morton, MD, FACS, describes how urinary incontinence is diagnosed and treated. He also provides detailed information about the key medical devices that are available to treat this condition.

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

by Natural Medicine Journal
07-19-2017 
The FDA recently held a meeting to discuss ways to decrease the frequency and patterns associated with opioid misuse and abuse. In this interview, pain management expert, Beth Darnall, PhD, talks about the crisis of opioid addiction and how to create safe, effective non-opioid pain management strategies.

The Stress Response: Lifestyle and Herbs for Maintaining Resilience

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO
04-19-2017 
In this interview, Aviva Romm, MD, reviews how the stress response is triggered, how the hypothalamic-pituatary-adrenal (HPA) axis engages, and what can be done to lessen the health consequences of chronic stress. This is a conversation for patients and practitioners alike, covering the basics and some nuanced botanical insights that can help any clinician in prescribing adaptogenic plant combinations for their patients.

Clinical Applications of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet for Inflammatory Bowel Conditions

by Natural Medicine Journal
04-05-2017 
In this interview, Ronald Hoffman, MD, discusses how he uses the specific carbohydrate diet to treat inflammatory bowel conditions. He describes techniques to enhance compliance and outcomes and compares the SCD with the Paleo and low-FODMAP diets.

Immune Processes and Brain Health

by Natural Medicine Journal
10-26-2016 
In this interview with Natural Medicine Journal's Editor-in-Chief, Heather Zwickey, PhD, 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.

Adulterated Ingredients and Products in the Natural Supplements Industry

by Natural Medicine Journal
09-07-2016 
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.

New Medical Conference to be Held In Hawaii

by Natural Medicine Journal
11-18-2015 
In this interview, conference organizer Dr. Michael Traub discusses how the Hawaii Doc Talks 2016 medical conference is different than other conferences.

Integrative Medicine Research Series, Episode 6

by Natural Medicine Journal
11-04-2015 
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.

Integrative Medicine Research Series, Episode 5

by Natural Medicine Journal
09-23-2015 
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.

Health Implications of Toxic Metal Exposure

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO
09-16-2015 
In this interview, Robin Bernhoft, MD, FACS, discusses the health implications of toxic metal exposure and accumulation in the body.

Integrative Medicine Research Series, Episode 4

by Natural Medicine Journal
08-05-2015 
Lorenzo Cohen's research at MD Anderson Cancer Center focuses on mind-body medicine with an emphasis on reducing risk of cancer and helping to prevent recurrence. In this interview, he discusses his current research, as well as challenges and future aspirations associated with integrated medicine specific to oncology.

Integrative Medicine Research Series, Episode 3

by Natural Medicine Journal
06-23-2015 
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.

Integrative Medicine Research Series, Episode 2

by Natural Medicine Journal
05-21-2015 
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.