Natural Medicine Journal's interviews with thought-leaders in the field of natural and integrative medicine dig deep into the most important topics in the field. Whether it's a one-on-one with top researchers in integrative medicine or a conversation with a practitioner about treating hard-to-tackle conditions, each episode promises to provide trusted, cutting-edge, evidence-based knowledge about natural medicine that you won't find anywhere else.
Testing for Food Sensitivities in Clinical Practice
Addressing food sensitivities in clinical practice has become increasingly important. But what’s the best way to do that? The first step is optimal testing and identification. In this interview chiropractic physician, nutritionist, and functional medicine practitioner Anthony Crifase, DC, CNS, DACBN, discusses the nuances associated with the identification of food sensitivities and also describes strategies to help the patient overcome their sensitivity and achieve overall optimal health.
About the Expert Anthony Crifase, DC, CNS, DACBN, LDN, CISSN, CPT, is a doctor of chiropractic, double-board-certiﬁed clinical nutritionist, licensed dietician nutritionist, certiﬁed sports nutritionist, and certiﬁed personal trainer. He has worked with hundreds of patients helping them to find the root issues of their health conditions. He is a program manager at Rupa Health, where he helps practitioners leverage the power of functional and specialty testing to provide greater outcomes to their patients. You can reach him at RupaHealth.com.
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Targeted Nutrients and Herbs to Enhance Brain Health: A Conversation With NMJ Editor Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO
Preventing and reversing age-related brain dysfunction has become a key clinical goal for many practitioners and their patients. In this interview, integrative health expert Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, explains some of the key mechanisms associated with the development of age-related brain dysfunction and dementia. She also describes specific nutrients and herbs that can help protect and enhance brain function along with diet and lifestyle advice.
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Protecting Physicians Against Burnout
Clinician distress and physician burnout is at an all-time high, but what can be done about it? A team at Weill Cornell Medicine is making an effort to create an effective, reproducible solution. In this interview, Karolyn Gazella talks with lead author Klaus Kjaer, MD, about the model they implemented in 2019 and the outcomes of their project using that model. Since 2015, Kjaer has been the chief quality and patient safety officer with Weill Cornell Medicine and New York Presbyterian Hospital.
About the Expert As Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer of Weill Cornell Medicine, Klaus Kjaer, MD, works with the leadership to support physician-led initiatives focused on improving quality, patient safety and risk management across all clinical departments. His focus is on consistent delivery of high-value medical care, redesign of clinical processes, and adoption of targeted quality metrics to improve clinical performance. Kjaer directs the Fellowship Program in Obstetric Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell and serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology. In 2014, he received Weill Cornell's Physician of the Year Award.
Blood Sugar Stabilization: Addressing Prediabetes in Clinical Practice
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 3 Americans have prediabetes and more than 84% don’t even know they have it. That's one reason that addressing prediabetes in clinical practice is absolutely critical. In this interview, Robert Graham, MD, FACP, who is board-certified in both internal and integrative medicine, discusses his approach to identifying, reversing, and treating prediabetes. Graham will also highlight some key natural blood sugar stabilizers that he uses in his practice.
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Graham received his medical degree from the School of Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center and completed his residency in internal medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital. He earned a masters of public health from the Harvard School of Public Health while completing 3 fellowships in general internal medicine, complementary and integrative medical therapies, and medical education at Harvard Medical School.
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Epigenetics and Cellular Aging
The aging of our bodies begins within our cells. Antiaging advocates contend that this process can be slowed down, but how well has this been proven? Kara Fitzgerald, ND, IFMCP, and colleagues published a peer-reviewed paper documenting antiaging epigenetic effects using a naturopathic protocol. In this interview, Fitzgerald discusses how epigenetics is involved in cellular aging, details of the protocol used in the study, and where we are headed in the future.
About the Expert Kara Fitzgerald, ND, IFMCP, is the first-ever recipient of the 2018 Emerging Leadership Award from the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute in recognition of her work on DNA methylation. Receiving her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine, she lectures globally on functional medicine, is on the faculty at the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), and is an IFM Certified Practitioner with a clinical practice in Newtown, Connecticut. She runs a Functional Medicine Clinic Immersion program for professionals and hosts the podcast New Frontiers in Functional Medicine. Fitzgerald is also actively engaged in clinical research on the DNA methylome using a diet and lifestyle intervention developed in her practice. Her first study was published in the journal Aging. A consumer book, Younger You, and an application-based program, 3YY, based on the study are scheduled for release January 2022. She lives with her daughter in Connecticut.
Solving the Mystery of Who Gets Long Covid
While some patients recover quickly after their Covid-19 diagnosis, others do not. A baffling mix of diverse symptoms can linger long after diagnosis causing significant qualify of life issues in these patients. We are also unsure of the long-term health effects of this syndrome. In this interview, Michelle Harkins, MD, researcher and professor at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, describes her upcoming study looking at who is most likely to get long Covid with the hopes of developing effective prevention and treatment strategies. Harkins and her team are a part of a huge NIH initiative that includes 30 different research institutions, 20,000 Covid-19 survivors, and a total of $450 million in funding.
About the Expert Michelle Harkins, MD, is professor and chief of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Sciences Center. During the pandemic, she has provided frontline care for critically ill covid patients and telehealth sessions with Project Echo. In addition, she has led several NIH-sponsored, Covid-focused clinical trials at UNM. She is now the adult site private investigator for the NIH Recover program to study acutely ill Covid patients and those with long Covid to better understand who develops postacute sequelae SARS-CoV-2 infection and outline treatment and even prevention strategies for the future.
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