Welcome to New Frontiers in Functional Medicine™. Each month, I interview the best minds in Functional Medicine. Expect thought provoking ideas, new research, lots of clinical pearls for practitioners and step-change information for consumers and patients. I hope you join us. Don’t hesitate to email me with ideas for future podcasts.
Psychedelics: Latest Research & Clinical Applications with Dr. Anthony Bossis
Interest in therapeutic use of psychedelics has grown exponentially in recent years. And with recent studies showing these miraculous molecules help with depression, anxiety, and substance abuse, is it any wonder the p-word is on everyone’s lips? In this unique episode of New Frontiers, the fantastic Dr. Austin Perlmutter guest hosts and interviews renowned psychedelics researcher Dr. Anthony Bossis, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU and the NYU Center for Psychedelic Medicine. With decades of experience in psychedelic and palliative care research, Dr. Bossis shares an evidence-based deep dialogue on meaning-making, spirituality, and end-of-life care. Tune in to learn how psilocybin can lower depression, anxiety, and end-of-life suffering, the appropriate intervention steps to avoid “bad trips,” what cancer patients define as their most meaningful experiences – and so, so much more. It’s a podcast packed with powerful insights on the human race’s quest for meaning and finding our true selves in a world full of distractions. Can’t wait to hear what you think! ~DrKF
SPONSORED | How to Fix the Vascular Health Crisis: The Endothelial Glycocalyx
We are living in times of great medical discoveries and advancements and today I am thrilled to talk about a relatively unknown structure: the endothelial glycocalyx (EGX). EGX can profoundly affect overall health – after all, you can’t have healthy organs and tissues if blood vessels are not healthy. Today on New Frontiers, I am joined by Dr. Kristine Burke a board certified family, sports and functional medicine physician and medical director for Help Your Diabetes Sacramento, where we discuss the full breadth of EGX functions and why it’s critical for cardiovascular health and so much more. Dr. Burke shares her exciting clinical experience and impressive findings from her case study series using Arterosil for plaque regression in some of her toughest patients. It’s a fascinating and enlightening conversation, so tune in and get ready to take some notes! Thanks for listening, and your support of New Frontiers. -DrKF
Immune Resilience: How the Microbiome Affects Immunity with Romilly Hodges
With an ongoing pandemic that doesn't abate, is it any wonder immune health is on everyone's mind? As we adapt to these unprecedented times, the interest in supporting immunity has skyrocketed. So, I couldn't wait to interview my dear friend and long-term colleague, Romilly Hodges. With her new book Immune Resilience just out, I'm thrilled to share Romilly's exciting pearls on immune health on New Frontiers. You may know Rom from her time as Nutrition Programs Director at our clinic and her work on our Methylation Diet & Lifestyle program, now known as Younger You. Romilly is all that, and so much more: also a CNS, IFMCP, and vastly published author in several peer-reviewed journals.
In this very special episode, we discuss the role of the microbiome in infection defense and immune system training, the effects of nature exposure, the ongoing pandemic and immune system development, immune tolerance and micro-exposures, and how sleep affects vaccine efficacy. It’s a lot! Romilly also reveals strategic multifactorial interventions and the power of whole foods over supplements. This research-packed discussion will leave you wanting more – to be continued for sure! As always, thank you for listening and please do leave a comment wherever you hear my voice. - DrKF
SPONSORED | Latest Insights into the Role of Gut Microbiome in Healthy Aging
Folks, I'm thrilled to be back once again with my friend and colleague, Dr. Tom Fabian - leading functional nutrition practitioner trained in the molecular biology of aging. Together with his training and experience as the clinical laboratory consultant for Diagnostic Solutions Lab, Dr. Fabian shares a wealth of practical applications for microbiome research in functional medicine and clinical settings. In this episode, we explore key microbial species for longevity and how to boost their levels, inflammaging of the microbiota, often-missed leaky gut clues on GI-MAP reports, the small intestine as a key site for immune tolerance, how microbiota influence epigenetics, and much more. It’s truly exciting to learn from his extensive research expertise in the role of the human microbiome in health, disease, and aging, so make sure you get ready to take notes and bookmark this page – you’ll want to come back for more! Thanks for listening, and leave us a review wherever you listen to New Frontiers! ~DrKF
The Role of the Downstate for Sleep, Restoration and Longevity with Dr. Sara Mednick
Sleep – we spend a third of our lives doing it, we know it is a powerful longevity tool, yet we continue to skimp on it. I know from personal experience – improving my sleep after struggling for years was a total game-changer. And in this episode of New Frontiers, I’m joined by Dr. Sara Mednick, world-renowned sleep scientist, professor of psychology at the University of California, and director of the Sleep and Cognition Lab to discuss her exciting research findings and new lexicon for understanding stress.
Together we explore why aligning sleep with the nervous system’s downstate is more important than sleep duration for optimal restoration and longevity – AND how you can use heart-rate variability to measure restore function. We also talk about green exercise, harnessing the power of dreams, setting health boundaries, the connection between meal timing and melatonin, and WOW -- so much more. This one is a gem-packed session for sure, so get ready to take some notes and get inspired! And if you don’t mind, please consider leaving a review on iTunes or wherever you listen to New Frontiers! Every thumbs-up helps us reach more people! Thank you! ~DrKF
The Story Behind Younger You 3YY: from Clinical Trial to Accessible Digital Program
Reversing biological age by just one year can save $38 trillion of public health funding. Read that again. $38 TRILLION. And by now, you probably know in my new Younger You book, I walk through exactly how to reverse your biological age by over three years through nutrition and lifestyle. But writing a book is not enough, and I’m really excited to bring an easy-to-follow digital program accessible from anywhere in the world. And I couldn’t have done it without Suggestic, the innovative health tech company powering the 3YY digital program. In this episode of New Frontiers, I share the ins and outs of this turnkey digital program with the potential to revolutionize personalized nutrition delivery and optimize health at scale.
Join me for an intimate chat with my good friends and colleagues from Suggestic, Victor Chapela and Erica Sanders, and discover how we translate the multi-modal clinical trial intervention into a digital program everyone can access by combining lab testing, supplementation and one-to-one nutritionist support. As always, I’m grateful to all of you for joining in the passion and excitement around my research and work – I so appreciate your support; it has touched my soul. Thank you for listening, and please leave a comment and review wherever you hear my voice! - DrKF
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