Podcasts

Magnesium and Cardiovascular Disease

by Dennis Goodman, MD, FACC
02-25-2015 
In this video, Dennis Goodman, MD, FACC, discusses the importance of magnesium in treating patients with cardiovascular disease.

Research Update on the Antitumor Effects of Fermented Wheat Germ Extract

by Natural Medicine Journal
02-09-2015 
Respected naturopathic oncologist Michael Traub, ND, FABNO, provides an updated overview of fermented wheat germ extract. In addition to discussing specific research studies, Traub explains contraindications, dosage, and some of the pros and cons of this unique natural substance.

A Conversation With Daniel K. Church, PhD

by Karolyn A. Gazella
02-04-2015 
Daniel Church, PhD, has been president of Bastyr University, Kenmore, Washington, since 2005. As he prepares for retirement at the end of this school year, he takes a candid look back and a thoughtful look forward as he comments about his tenure as president and the future of naturopathic medicine.

Annual Updates in Environmental Medicine

by Natural Medicine Journal
12-03-2014 
In this audio interview, Walter Crinnion, ND, discusses the SpiritMed Conference coming up in January 2015 and describes the connection between the environment and stem cells.

A Closer Look at the Nutritive Value of Hemp Hearts With Ashley Koff, RD

by Natural Medicine Journal
11-18-2014 
In this interview, registered dietician Ashley Koff, RD, compares and contrasts hemp hearts to other plant sources of protein and essential fatty acids. She also describes the therapeutic potential of hemp hearts and explains why they may be the preferred recommendation for many patients.

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).