Podcasts

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.

Addressing the Challenge of Mineral Supplementation in Clinical Practice

by Natural Medicine Journal
07-03-2019 
In this interview Stephen Ashmead, MS, MBA, discusses mineral acid chelates and their functions. In addition to discussing mineral supplementation in general, Ashmead delves more deeply into the importance of magnesium and why magnesium chelate is the preferred form.

A Physiology First Approach to Men's Health

by Natural Medicine Journal
06-05-2019 
This podcast interview features integrative health expert Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN, who shares his philosophy about addressing men's health issues in clinical practice. Jaffe discusses hormonal balance, prostate health, gastrointestinal health, cardiovascular health, and inflammation.

From the Front Lines of Research in Naturopathic Oncology

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO
06-05-2019 
In this podcast interview, we speak with neuroscientist and physician Leanna J. Standish, ND, PhD, LAc, FABNO, about her naturopathic oncology research. Standish has been involved in original research at Bastyr University since 1987, where she continues to teach and serve patients. We discuss the research she's currently working on—the Canadian US Integrative Oncology Study (CUSIOS)—and its focus on understanding how integrative oncology care affects outcomes for people with certain advanced cancers. In addition, we discuss the use of psychedelic drugs like psilocybin in cancer care—especially for people who have a history of trauma.

Restorative Sleep Strategies: A Conversation with Christopher Shade, PhD

by Natural Medicine Journal
05-22-2019 
During this video interview, Christopher Shade, PhD, discusses targeted nutrients to support restorative sleep in patients who are struggling with sleep issues. Shade focuses on the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), key botanicals, cannabidiol (CBD), and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Neurotransmitters in Sleep and Wakefulness

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO
05-22-2019 
To treat patients with sleep disturbances, it’s important to understand how neurotransmitters affect sleep and wakefulness. In this interview, NMJ’s Editor-in-Chief Tina Kaczor sat down with neurotransmitter expert and practicing naturopathic physician Robyn Kutka, ND, to learn more about how GABA, melatonin, histamine, acetylcholine, dopamine, serotonin and lesser-known neurotransmitters are involved in the circadian rhythm.

Understanding the Ethical Pitfalls Associated with Content Marketing

by Natural Medicine Journal
05-01-2019 
Using content to connect with potential patients and grow a medical practice has become increasingly popular. Most practice owners are using some form of content to promote their business including a website, blogs, podcasts, social media posts, and/or email campaigns. In this podcast, the ethical ramifications of content marketing are explored with naturopathic physician and medical writer, Sarah Cook, ND.

Rethinking Bone Health: A Physiology Before Pharmacology Approach to Healthy Bones

by Natural Medicine Journal
04-03-2019 
During this interview Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN, will share his thoughts on how to safely and effectively enhance and protect bone health. Listeners will learn how acid-alkaline balance impacts bone health, as well as key nutrients that can help support bone density.

Exploring the Role of Probiotics and Brain Health: A Conversation with Ross Pelton, RPh

by Natural Medicine Journal
03-06-2019 
Research is confirming that there is a direct link between the gut and the brain. In this interview, probiotics expert Ross Pelton, RPh, will describe the research associated with probiotics and brain health. The focus of the interview is on cognition and mental health issues such as depression and anxiety and how probiotics may help patients with brain issues.

Insomnia: An Integrative Approach

by Natural Medicine Journal
02-06-2019 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called insufficient sleep a public health epidemic. And yet, many of the commonly prescribed medications are not helping most patients. In this interview, John Neustadt, ND, explains why an integrative approach to treating insomnia provides a much more effective alternative to commonly used sleep medications.

Nutrients to Reduce Risk of Hearing Loss

by Natural Medicine Journal
02-06-2019 
Statistics indicate that hearing loss is on the rise. In this interview, board certified otolaryngologist Ford D. Albritton, IV, MD, FACS, describes the magnitude of the problem, as well as the research associated with key nutrients that can help reduce the risk of hearing loss.

Identifying Food Sensitivity and Intolerance

by Natural Medicine Journal
01-02-2019 
When it comes to testing, you can always count on a lively debate about how to best identify food sensitivity and intolerance. In this interview we review recent clinical and mechanistic research on the ALCAT test.

Probiotics and Cancer Prevention: A Conversation with Ross Pelton, RPh, CCN

by Natural Medicine Journal
10-24-2018 
In this podcast episode, we speak with Ross Pelton, RPh, CCN, about the variety of mechanisms of action that probiotics have when it comes to reducing cancer risk. Pelton also talks about colon cancer, H. pylori, and probiotic safety and dosage. Finally, he describes how to support a healthy microbiome with a healthy lifestyle.

Mood and the Microbiome: Exploring the Science and Practice of Microbe Manipulation and the Mind

by Natural Medicine Journal
10-03-2018 
In this podcast, we take a guided journey with noted professor and neuroscientist, Jane Foster, PhD, as she explains how animal models have elucidated the complexities of the gut-brain axis and role of gut microbes in mood and mental wellbeing. From a sound scientific footing, we join practicing psychiatrist, Scot Bay, MD, as he shares his experience with the integration of a mood-targeted probiotic blend in challenging cases and complex therapeutic interventions.

How Postbiotic Metabolites Impact Health: Exploring New Frontiers of Probiotic Science with Ross Pelton, RPh, CCN

by Natural Medicine Journal
09-05-2018 
In this interview, Ross Pelton, RPh, CCN, describes the new science associated with postbiotic metabolites and their impact on health. Listeners will also discover what postbiotic metabolites are and why they are so important to the human microbiome.