Podcasts

Treating Insomnia Without Drugs

by Natural Medicine Journal
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.

Talking to Your Patients About Intermittent Fasting

by Natural Medicine Journal
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.

Coronavirus, Cold, and Flu

by Natural Medicine Journal
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.

An Integrative Approach to Kidney Disease

by Natural Medicine Journal
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.

The Influence of Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide on Healthy Aging

by Natural Medicine Journal
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.

Practical Clinical Applications for the Healing Power of Nature

by Natural Medicine Journal
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.

Cancer Prevention Research

by Natural Medicine Journal
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.

Encouraging Ethical and Efficacious Innovation in Medicine

by Natural Medicine Journal
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.

Evaluating Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Treating ADHD and Autism

by Natural Medicine Journal
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.

Dealing with Vision Issues After Brain Injury or Brain Surgery

by Natural Medicine Journal
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.

Wearable Device Research from the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine

by Natural Medicine Journal
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.

Understanding the Clinical Use of a Specific Form of Colloidal Silver

by Natural Medicine Journal
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.

Addressing the Primary Care Provider Shortage

by Natural Medicine Journal
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.

A Fresh Look at Choline: New Insights and Implications for Clinical Practice

by Natural Medicine Journal
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.

An Update on the Clinical Applications of Cannabidiol

by Natural Medicine Journal
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.

What Every Clinician Needs to Know About Cancer-Related Dermatology

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO
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.

Three Botanicals in Cancer Care: An interview with researcher Ajay Goel, PhD

by Natural Medicine Journal
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.

Here's How the Natural Products Industry Is Tackling Climate Change

by Natural Medicine Journal
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.

Using Arum Palaestinum in Clinical Practice

by Natural Medicine Journal
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.

Essential Fatty Acids in Clinical Practice: A Conversation with Ronald Hoffman, MD

by Natural Medicine Journal
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.