06-23-2015 In this interview, Dugald Seely, ND, founder and executive director of the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre, describes the research projects presently underway at the center. He also describes the pragmatic research design that is presently helping to advance the field of integrative research and he discusses the future of integrative cancer research.
05-21-2015 Since its inception in 2002, the Helfgott Research Institute at National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, has been studying natural medicine the way it is practiced—using a whole-system, whole-person approach. Heather Zwickey, PhD, the institute's director, explains some of the challenges associated with that approach and also discusses exciting new areas of opportunity that exist for integrative medicine researchers.
04-29-2015 Jeffrey Dusek, PhD, director of research at Penny George Institute for Integrative Health, shares his insights about the innovations and challenges he sees in integrative medical research.
04-01-2015 In the first of 2 interviews, Dawna L. Jones, MD, FACOG, describes how she tests for food sensitivity in her clinical practice. She also discusses prevalence, symptomatology, and gives some advice on how to effectively diagnose food sensitivity issues. In the second interview, James White, chief executive officer of KBMO Diagnostics, describes how the FIT Test is different from other food sensitivity tests.
04-01-2015 Dawna L. Jones, MD, FACOG, describes how she tests for food sensitivity in her clinical practice. She also discusses prevalence, symptomatology, and gives some advice on how to effectively diagnose food sensitivity issues.
04-01-2015 James White, chief executive officer of KBMO Diagnostics, Duxbury, Massachusetts, describes how the FIT Test is different from other food sensitivity tests.
03-04-2015 In this interview, integrative cardiology expert Mark C. Houston, MD, offers insight into treating patients with hypertension, obesity, and coronary disease via the Mediterranean diet, supplementation, and holistic therapies.
02-25-2015 In this video, Dennis Goodman, MD, FACC, discusses the importance of magnesium in treating patients with cardiovascular disease.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.