03-04-2020 Compelling research now shows that brain activity in the frontal cortex is a key cause of insomnia and sleeplessness. In addition, research demonstrates that temperature can play a role in calming the frontal cortex to alleviate insomnia. In this interview, listeners will learn about a new medical device that helps treat insomnia by cooling the frontal cortex.
02-26-2020 The research regarding intermittent fasting has grown significantly over the past five years. Why is that? In this interview, integrative medical expert Ronald Hoffman, MD, describes the health benefits and provides advice about why and how to talk to patients about this way of eating.
02-19-2020 Immunologist and researcher Heather Zwickey, PhD, discusses the present coronavirus and how infectious diseases take hold. She also talks about how patients can reduce risk of coronavirus, as well as cold and flu.
02-12-2020 In this interview, kidney health expert Matthew Hand, DO, describes how an integrative approach can help improve outcomes and quality of life for patients with kidney disease and those who are at high risk.
02-05-2020 Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is a hot topic in antiaging medicine. In this interview, Christopher Shade, PhD, describes the key pathways that NAD uses to exert its health-promoting and antiaging functions in the body.
01-22-2020 Kurt Beil, ND, LAc, MPH, specializes in the use of natural environments and urban green space as a key bridge to healing. In this podcast, he discusses how he utilizes the healing power of nature with his patients.
01-15-2020 In this interview, Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD, discusses the ongoing program with the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) that analyzes research associated with diet and lifestyle efforts to reduce cancer risk. Known as the Continuous Update Project (CUP), findings from this effort are used to form AICR's expert cancer prevention recommendations.
01-08-2020 Innovation is vital to the development and execution of new practices, techniques, and tools in healthcare. But with that innovation, ethical issues can arise. In this interview, seasoned healthcare expert and educator Howard Gershon describes some of the key concerns associated with innovation and medicine.
01-02-2020 In the United States cases of autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continue to rise. In this podcast, pediatric expert Matthew Hand, DO, describes why an integrative approach makes sense. Hand, who is the section chief for pediatric nephrology at Children's Hospital at Dartmouth, discusses his focus on diet, lifestyle, and dietary supplements to treat these 2 conditions.
12-18-2019 In this interview, integrative optometrist Elise Brisco, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, CCH, discusses how vision can be impacted following a brain injury or brain surgery.
12-10-2019 In this interview, Esther M. Sternberg, MD, provides an overview of the research initiatives taking place at the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. She describes the center's 2-pronged approach to the use of wearable devices to track biomarkers in sweat and monitor the impact of built environments.
12-04-2019 In this interview, Robert MacCuspie, PhD, discusses the safety and efficacy of bioactive silver hydrosol, a special form of colloidal silver. MacCuspie also describes the various clinical applications, dosages, and how to best use this product in clinical practice.
11-21-2019 In early 2019 the Association of American Medical Colleges released its findings from the fifth annual study on physician supply and demand. They predict a shortage of nearly 122,000 physicians by 2032 with more than half coming from primary care. In this interview, Michelle Simon, PhD, ND, president and CEO of the Institute for Natural Medicine, discusses a potential solution that is gaining traction.
11-13-2019 In this interview, Jonathan Bortz, MD, highlights new and emerging science on the health benefits of choline. Bortz delves more deeply into the role of choline in cognition across the lifespan. He addresses the unique role that choline plays in lipid metabolism and liver health. Listeners will learn about the physiological implications of choline inadequacies and how clinicians can help close the gap for their patients.
11-06-2019 In this interview, Michael Lewis, MD, FACPM, FACN, provides listeners with an overview and update on the clinical applications of cannabidiol (CBD). In addition to discussing recent research, Lewis describes mechanisms of action, safety, and dosage of CBD in clinical practice.
10-23-2019 In this episode of the Natural Medicine Journal podcast, we interview naturopathic oncologist Shauna Birdsall, ND, FABNO, about skin cancer in the integrative medicine setting. From preventing squamous cell carcinomas to recognizing melanoma, Birdsall details the essentials of cancer-related dermatology.
10-23-2019 In this interview, leading botanical researcher Ajay Goel, PhD, AGAF, describes 3 herbs that he has studied which show great promise in cancer care: curcumin, Boswellia, and French grape seed extract. Goel discusses the research associated with these botanicals, as well as any contraindications or safety issues.
10-16-2019 In this interview, we talk to the Climate Collaborative's director, Erin Callahan, about how the organization brings the natural products industry together with the shared goal of reversing climate change.
10-02-2019 In this interview, Benton Bramwell, ND, discusses the unique Mediterranean herb Arum palaestinum. Listeners will learn about the traditional use of this herb, as well as current research that helps illuminate its modern-day clinical applications including oncology specifically. Synergy, safety, and dosage will also be discussed.
08-07-2019 In this interview, Ronald Hoffman, MD, describes the scientific research associated with essential fatty acids, specifically omega-3 fats from fish oil. Hoffman touches on some of the controversial research and then focuses on the practical clinical applications that have been confirmed in the scientific literature.