19 episodes

Doctors+ is a podcast series that interviews western medicine practitioners who are also trained in complementary or alternative therapies such as Integrative Medicine, Naturopathy, Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Each episode includes a thought-provoking discussion about food as medicine, sometimes challenging the western medicine status quo but always drawing upon evidence-based knowledge to inform the health consumer.

Doctors‪+‬ Alternative Food Network

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Doctors+ is a podcast series that interviews western medicine practitioners who are also trained in complementary or alternative therapies such as Integrative Medicine, Naturopathy, Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Each episode includes a thought-provoking discussion about food as medicine, sometimes challenging the western medicine status quo but always drawing upon evidence-based knowledge to inform the health consumer.

    Perimenopause and Menopause: What to Expect

    Perimenopause and Menopause: What to Expect

    What’s the difference between premenopause, perimenopause and menopause? Shifting hormones during these stages can have a broad impact on home and work life, and it's time to stop brushing symptoms under the rug. In this episode, Drs. Susan Baumgaertel and Sabrina Falquier discuss what to expect and how to deal with symptoms such as weight gain, hot flashes, libido concerns and sleep disruption.

    In this episode you’ll hear:

    2:55 – Pre-menopause, perimenopause and menopause explained
    5:05 – Hot flashes
    7:10 – Night sweats
    7:45 – Sleep disruption
    8:40 – Fatigue
    9:35 – Body image “Live with gusto”
    10:10 – Mental health including brain fog, depression, anxiety – “Know that you’re not alone.”
    10:55 – Stress
    11:20 – Vaginal dryness
    12:10 – Loss of libido
    12:50 – Urinary tract changes
    13:40 – Osteoporosis
    14:15 – Skin and hair changes
    14:50 – Impact of menopause on chronic disease
    15:20 – Cancer risk during menopause
    15:55 – Weight gain during menopause
    19:10 – 5 Pillars of wellness: Food, Movement, Sleep, Connection, Mindfulness
    22:10 – Headaches
    25:00 – Does soy foods help during menopause?
    25:25 – Are there foods to eat or exclude at certain times of the cycle?

    • 32 min
    Health Benefits of Spices with Drs. S. Falquier and L. Shiue

    Health Benefits of Spices with Drs. S. Falquier and L. Shiue

    In this 13-minute episode of Doctors+ excerpted from a livestream cooking class, Dr. Sabrina Falquier and cookbook author Dr. Linda Shiue, both physicians and culinary medicine experts, discuss the health benefits of various spices.

    In this episode you’ll hear:

    2:00 - Should you take spices as a supplement?
    3:00 – What is the best way to store spices?
    4:35 – Smoked paprika in plant-based cooking
    6:10 – Garlic
    7:15 – Coriander
    7:45 – Salt
    8:15 – Sumac
    8:30 – Cumin
    9:35 – Chili peppers

    • 13 min
    What is Culinary Medicine?

    What is Culinary Medicine?

    In the conversation about food, nutrition and food as medicine, there is an emerging evidence-based field of medicine called culinary medicine. In this 7-minute episode, Drs. Linda Shiue and Sabrina Falquier, both medical doctors who are culinary medicine experts, explain what culinary medicine is and how they got into this area.

    • 7 min
    Heart Disease: Prevention and Reversal with Diet with Dr. J. Kahn and C. Arnston

    Heart Disease: Prevention and Reversal with Diet with Dr. J. Kahn and C. Arnston

    Diet matters in heart disease says Dr. Joel Kahn, MD, FACC, also known as “America’s Healthy Heart Doc”, who is interviewed in this episode. A practicing cardiologist, professor, author and the first physician in the world to certify in metabolic cardiology, Dr. Kahn discusses the role of diet in the prevention and reversal of heart disease. Later in the episode, he is joined by Energybits Founder & CEO, Catharine Arnston, to talk about the health benefits of microalgae for heart health.

    In this episode you’ll hear:

    2:40 - What is metabolic cardiology?
    4:30 – The role of genetics v. lifestyle in cardiovascular disease
    6:55 – The role of diet in heart disease
    10:15- Food as medicine for heart health: prevention and reversal
    12:10 – Dr. Kahn on the American Heart Association and ethical conflicts
    16:10 – Oil free diet: yes or no?
    18:35 – What should people look for when buying extra virgin olive oil?
    21:15 – Patient concerns when Dr. Kahn recommends a diet change
    23:00 – Ketogenic diets and cardiac health
    25:30 - Heart palpitations and coffee
    27:25 – Microalgae (spirulina and chlorella) for heart health

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    • 44 min
    Professional Conduct of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Physicians

    Professional Conduct of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Physicians

    Regulation of healthcare professions helps to provide health services to the public that are professional, safe and ethical. Should all physicians be governed by similar professional conduct rules? In this episode, integrative medicine consultant, Dr. Esther Konigsberg, and health law lawyer, Elyse Sunshine, discuss potential issues relating to professional conduct expectations of physicians practicing complementary and alternative medicine.

    Resources
    http://policyconsult.cpso.on.ca/?page_id=13083
    cam@cpso.on.ca
    https://www.onpim.ca/

    • 26 min
    Mediterranean Diet: A Culinary Physician’s Perspective with Dr. S. Falquier Montgrain

    Mediterranean Diet: A Culinary Physician’s Perspective with Dr. S. Falquier Montgrain

    If you’re a foodie who’s into health, this episode is a must listen. Imagine going to your doctor’s office and participating in a cooking class with the doctor that’s covered by insurance! Our guest in this episode does just that. Dr. Sabrina Falquier Montgrain, MD, is a primary care physician who also specializes in Culinary Medicine. In this episode, she chats about culinary medicine and the Mediterranean Diet.

    In this podcast you’ll hear:
    3:30 - What is culinary medicine?
    4:30 – Dr. Falquier’s path to specializing in culinary medicine
    6:30 – How Dr. Falquier teaches cooking in her medical practice that’s covered by insurance!
    14:40 – The Mediterranean Die pattern of eating
    16:30 – 9 point Mediterranean Scale
    21:10 – How Dr. Falquier helps her patients with their diet
    22:00 – Mediterranean scale breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas

    • 35 min

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