Welcome to Integrative Oncology Talk, where we discuss the latest science and opinions from leading voices in integrative oncology. Integrative oncology utilizes complementary therapies and lifestyle strategies to help those affected by cancer, using personalized approaches and evidence-based recommendations. Dr. Santosh Rao, a medical oncologist and integrative oncologist, hosts this podcast, with support from the Society for Integrative Oncology, an international multidisciplinary organization whose mission is to advance the science and education of integrative oncology worldwide.
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Dr. Mimi Guarneri - Spirituality and Connection
Dr. Mimi Guarneri is a cardiologist and pioneer in Integrative Holistic Medicine. She is a founder and President of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. Dr. Guarneri authored the books “The Heart Speaks: A cardiologist reveals the secret language of healing” and “101 Pearls to Awaken your healing potential”. In this podcast, we talk about the importance of social connection and spirituality in healing, how we can find purpose and balance in our personal and professional lives, and give back to the community and world.
Advice on going through cancer as a young adult
Matt Ode and Amelia Coffaro both describe their experiences going through cancer in their 20’s, what they have learned, and how they live in gratitude for their health now and the wisdom they gained. This special podcast helps explain some of the specific concerns young adults have going through cancer, but the advice Amelia and Matt give is good for anyone at any age.
Naturopathic Oncology – Lise Alschuler
We discuss the role Naturopathic Oncologists can play in cancer care, during or after treatment, and into cancer survivorship. We also learn about the training of Naturopathic Oncologists, how this specialty is evolving, and why it was created. We also discuss specific recommendations for fatigue and in dealing with reducing the risk of COVID-19.
Lise Alschuler is a naturopathic doctor with board certification in naturopathic oncology and has been practicing since 1994. Dr. Alschuler is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Arizona where she is the Assistant Director of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Alschuler is past-President and Board member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and a founding board member and immediate Past-President of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She has co-authored two books, Definitive Guide to Cancer, now in its 3rd edition, and Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer. The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) recognized Dr. Alschuler in 2014 as Physician of the Year.
Dr. Alschuler is the founding Executive Director of TAP Integrative, a nonprofit web-based educational resource for integrative practitioners. She practices naturopathic oncology out of Naturopathic Specialists, LLC. Dr. Alschuler is the co-founder of Five To Thrive, LLC., which has developed the iTHRIVE Plan SaaS mobile web application that creates customized wellness plans for cancer survivors. She maintains a naturopathic oncology practice out of Naturopathic Specialists in Scottsdale AZ. Dr. Alschuler also co-hosts a podcast, Five To Thrive Live! on the Cancer Support Network about living more healthfully in the face of cancer.
Watch full videocast on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/U_C9oMhXd08
Sleep Dysfunction – Dr. Sheila Garland and Dr. Ashwin Mehta
We will discuss the nature of sleep dysfunction in cancer, its impact, and how it can be managed through integrative care. We approach this topic both from a research and clinical perspective.
Dr. Sheila Garland is a registered Clinical Psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at MUN. She is cross-appointed to the Division of Oncology. Her research interests include sleep and cognitive impairment in breast and prostate cancer patients, how cancer affects young adults, and she was a co-investigator of a recent study comparing acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia in cancer patients.
Dr. Mehta is the Medical Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at Memorial Healthcare. He is trained in Integrative Medicine (University of Arizona) and also Board Certified in Sleep Medicine. His research interests focus on improving quality of life and he has also created an Integrative Cancer Survivorship Program.
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Competencies in Integrative Oncology
Claudia Witt is a medical doctor, epidemiologist and research methodologist who is internationally recognized for her work. She holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a focus on health care management. Being a full professor for Medicine at the University of Zurich she serves as Vice Dean for Interprofessionalism and Internationality and as the Director of the Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine at the University Hospital Zurich. In addition, she is Co-Director of the Digital Society Initiative and Co-Director Citizen Science Center of the University of Zurich. Her research has made substantial contributions to the evidence on efficacy, effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and safety of complementary and integrative medicine.
During this podcast, we will discuss the education of integrative practitioners, a framework for competencies in integrative oncology care, and how to conduct meaningful research using strong methodology.
Watch full videocast on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/8wlYUAibWF4
Sound Healing and the Spirit - Tony Redhouse
Tony Redhouse is a Native American Music Award Recipient, inspirational speaker, and spiritual teacher. He draws from ancient forms of musical expression and Navajo spiritual wisdom to help those affected by cancer, addiction, and grief unite the mind, body, and soul. During this special podcast, we will talk with Tony about Navajo healing traditions, his journey as a healer and musician, and his insights on how each of us can aid in our own self healing. For more information, please visit tonyredhouse.net
Leigh Leibel holds a Masters in Science in Yoga Therapy (S-Vyasa in Bengaluru, India) and maintains a clinical practice in Integrative Oncology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She initiated the Yoga Sig for the Society for Integrative Oncology and, more recently, co-created Wellspring.Global, a collaborative of healthcare providers delivering evidence based digital interventions for no charge to vulnerable populations and frontline providers to help with stress and anxiety during covid. For more information, please visit leighleibel.com
The Society for Integrative Oncology is assisting the Navajo nation as they have been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please consider contributing to our SIO fundraiser for the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation, the only cancer treatment center on Native American soil, which is in need of community and medical supplies to combat COVID-19.
For more information on this ongoing fundraising initiative, please visit https://integrativeonc.org/covid-19-resources, where there is a link to contribute.
Been looking for a podcast like this!
Really informative. Love hearing evidence presented by experts and how they counsel patients. Changed how I have conversations with patients.