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