Podcasts

Radiation Therapy and Its Side-Effects: An Interview with Shauna Birdsall, ND, FABNO

by Natural Medicine Journal
05-07-2014 
In this interview, Shauna Birdsall, ND, FABNO, of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, discusses maintaining quality of life while undergoing radiation therapy. She addresses the complementary therapies that can help alleviate side effects, and also touches on some of the more controversial issues concerning naturopathic oncology and radiation therapy, including whether antioxidants are safe and effective with radiation therapy.

Supporting Patients During Chemotherapy with Naturopathic Strategies: An Interview with Shauna Birdsall, ND, FABNO

by Natural Medicine Journal
04-02-2014 
Shauna Birdsall, ND, FABNO, discusses how to safely support patients throughout their chemotherapy treatment using natural therapies. She explains why understanding both the conventional treatment and what the patient expresses as his/her most highly prioritized needs is essential for integrating naturopathic therapies effectively.

Oncology Update: A discussion with Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, and Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO

by Natural Medicine Journal
03-27-2014 
When it comes to cancer prevention, adjuvant treatment, and survivorship, the integrative practitioner has a lot to offer. In this audio interview, leading oncology experts share their view of what is most compelling evidence regarding cancer development, progression, and treatment.

Working with Cancer Patients in a Primary Care Setting: An Interview with Amy Loschert, ND

by Natural Medicine Journal
03-01-2014 
With rates of cancer continuing to increase, the primary care physician is seeing more people who have or have had a cancer diagnosis. In this interview, Amy Loschert, ND, provides some key advice to healthcare practitioners who are not trained in oncology.

Chemotherapy-induced Immunosuppression

by Natural Medicine Journal
02-13-2014 
Nearly all patients receiving broad-based chemotherapy will experience immunosuppression. Chemotherapy, by design, targets rapidly dividing cells. It does not discriminate between cancer cells and other rapidly dividing cells. Heather Zwickey, PhD, recently presented at the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP) annual conference on the topic of immunosuppression in patients undergoing chemotherapy. Natural Medicine Journal talked to Zwickey about this important oncology topic.

Discussing the Evolution of Integrative Oncology

by Natural Medicine Journal
02-01-2014 
In this interview with leading naturopathic oncologist, Timothy Birdsall, ND, FABNO, we discuss the past, present, and future of integrative oncology. Birdsall explains the role of the naturopathic physician in cancer care and describes why this team approach is important.

The Clinical Applications of Hydrogen and Methane Analysis

by Natural Medicine Journal
01-01-2014 
The clinical efficacy of hydrogen breath testing is improving, and its use is expanding. In this interview with Craig Strasnick, COO of Commonwealth Laboratories, we discuss the procedure, practical applications, and future direction of hydrogen and methane analysis.

Can the VHA Be a Model for Integrative Healthcare?

by Karolyn A. Gazella
11-01-2013 

The Upcoming International Congress for Clinicians in Complementary Medicine

by Karolyn A. Gazella
10-01-2013 
In this interview, program committee member Marcia Prenguber, ND, FABNO, describes the goals of the conference and provides a glimpse of what attendees can expect to learn.

Illinois Association of Naturopathic Physicians to Hold First Annual Conference

by Natural Medicine Journal
10-01-2013 
Dr. Kristina Conner discusses the upcoming first annual conference presented by the Illinois Association of Naturopathic Physicians (ILANP).

The Use of Digestive Enzymes in Specific Digestive Disorders

by M. Mamadou, PhD
09-01-2013 
As a companion piece to our Q&A with M Mamadou, PhD, in the September 2013 NMJ Supplement, we asked Dr Mamadou to outline some specific digestive orders that can benefit from the use of supplemental digestive enzymes.

Minimizing Patient Opioid Use in Clinical Practice

by Karolyn A. Gazella
07-01-2013 
Pain management expert Beth Darnall, PhD, discusses a wide variety of issues associated with opioid use, including advice on how practitioners can help their patients transition off their pain medications safely and effectively.

How Does Mineral Chelation Impact Bioavailability and Tolerability? A Conversation with Jonathan Bortz, MD

by Natural Medicine Journal
06-01-2013 
Mineral absorption and tolerability are significant concerns in clinical practice. In this interview, Jonathan Bortz, MD, uses the example of iron to illustrate the impact that the 6-stage chelate process can have on bioavailability.

Discussing Effective Adrenal Support with Bradley Bush, ND

by Natural Medicine Journal
05-01-2013 
Dr. Bradley Bush describes the connection between epinephrine, norepinephrine, and neurotransmitter synthesis in patients with poor adrenal function. Bush discusses the role of S-adenosyl-methionine in correcting underlying methylation imbalances in this patient population.

Clinical Applications of Citicoline for Brain Health

by Natural Medicine Journal
04-01-2013 
Dr. Danielle Citrolo describes mechanisms of action, clinical research, interactions, and future applications for citicoline. She also explains how practitioners may consider using this therapeutic nutrient in clinical practice.

A Novel Way to Identify Food Intolerance: Interview with Walter Crinnion

by Natural Medicine Journal
03-01-2013 
In this interview, leading expert in environmental medicine and food sensitivities, Walter Crinnion, ND, compares and contrasts existing food-testing methods with a new kit healthcare practitioners can use. He also describes symptoms and prevalence of food sensitivities.

Addressing Underlying Anxiety in Today's Patient Population: An Interview with Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO

by Natural Medicine Journal
03-01-2013 
According to esteemed naturopathic oncologist Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO, addressing issues of anxiety will help impact the success of therapeutic regimens used for other conditions. In this podcast, Alschuler discusses her top 3 most scientifically validated and clinically useful biological therapies for treating anxiety. She also makes the connection between stress and anxiety and talks about the important role the integrative practitioner can play in helping with address both.

Understanding Cancerous Growth as a Metabolic Process

by Natural Medicine Journal
02-01-2013 
Greg Nigh, ND, LAc, refutes Dr. James Watson's hypothesis that antioxidants are detrimental in cancer care. He also explains how many of the mechanisms of cancer growth have been targets of integrative oncology focused growth control for quite some time.

Probiotics in Clinical Practice

by Natural Medicine Journal
02-01-2013 
According to registered pharmacist and best-selling author, Suzy Cohen, probiotics affect gene activity in a positive and collaborative way. This podcast is sponsored by Essential Formulas Incorporated/Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics

Caloric Restriction and Fasting in Disease Prevention and Treatment

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO
01-01-2013 
NMJ’s Medical Editor, Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, recently interviewed Valter Longo, PhD, Edna M. Jones professor in gerontology, professor in biological science, and director of the Longevity Institute, on his research in caloric restriction and fasting in cancer.