Podcasts

Exploring the Link Between Inflammation, Heart Disease, and Depression With Cardiology Expert, Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA

by Natural Medicine Journal
10-01-2014 
Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA, is recognized as a leading expert in the area of naturopathic cardiology. In this interview, he describes how inflammation can negatively affect not only cardiovascular health, but neurological health as well. He provides some foundational advice regarding lab tests and dietary supplements that he uses in his clinical practice.

Connecting Endocrinology and Naturopathic Medicine

by Jaclyn Chasse, ND
08-27-2014 
In this interview with Alan Christianson, ND, president of the Endocrine Association of Naturopathic Physicians, we discuss the organization’s locus as a collaborative forum for practitioners meeting the challenges of treating endocrine disorders with naturopathic medicine.

Managing Triple-negative Breast Cancer: An Interview With Adam Kerievsky, ND, LAc, FABNO

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO
08-13-2014 
In this interview with naturopathic oncology specialist Adam Kerievsky, ND, LAc, FABNO, we discuss the risk factors for triple-negative breast cancer, the treatment challenges it poses for practitioners, and complementary therapies that may benefit patients battling this cancer.

Expert Guidance on Restoring Patient Health

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO
08-06-2014 
Michael Friedman, ND, founder and executive director of the Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine (AARM), talks to Natural Medicine Journal about the history of this collaborative organization, its publication the Journal of Restorative Medicine, and its conference coming up in October 2014.

Treat the Patient, Not the Lab Test

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO
07-31-2014 
In this interview, Michael Friedman, ND, founder and executive director of the Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine discusses the challenges of treating patients with thyroid and adrenal dysfunction and why he believes a collaborative response provides patients with the best care.

Supporting the Pancreatic Cancer Patient: An Interview With Lucas A. Tims, ND, FABNO

by Natural Medicine Journal
07-01-2014 
In this interview, Lucas A. Tims, ND, FABNO, discusses how integrative medicine practitioners can improve the quality of life for patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

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 

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 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.

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.