12 episodes

Ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, as well as historic deployments in multiple eras, have resulted in Veterans with a range of post deployment health concerns and the need for providers to understand these concerns and utilize best practices in the identification, assessment, management, and communication of Veteran care. Veterans with complex medical conditions may benefit from a patient centered approach that is rooted in whole health and functional and integrative medicine. Veterans’ Health Matters, a new podcast series sponsored by the War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC), offers clinicians, Veterans, and caregivers information on post deployment care, and also offers tools on effective patient-provider communication, various functional and integrative medicine approaches, along with exercise, that can improve the care of our nation’s Veterans. During every episode you’ll hear subject matter experts weigh in on these topics and also talk about services the WRIISC provides because every Veteran’s health really does matter.

Veterans’ Health Matters Veterans Health Administration

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

Ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, as well as historic deployments in multiple eras, have resulted in Veterans with a range of post deployment health concerns and the need for providers to understand these concerns and utilize best practices in the identification, assessment, management, and communication of Veteran care. Veterans with complex medical conditions may benefit from a patient centered approach that is rooted in whole health and functional and integrative medicine. Veterans’ Health Matters, a new podcast series sponsored by the War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC), offers clinicians, Veterans, and caregivers information on post deployment care, and also offers tools on effective patient-provider communication, various functional and integrative medicine approaches, along with exercise, that can improve the care of our nation’s Veterans. During every episode you’ll hear subject matter experts weigh in on these topics and also talk about services the WRIISC provides because every Veteran’s health really does matter.

    War Related Illness &Injury Study Center

    War Related Illness &Injury Study Center

    An Introduction to the (WRIISC) War Related Illness and Injury Study Center
    In this episode, we welcome Dr. Helena Chandler, Acting Director of the NJ WRIISC, and welcome back Dr. Susan Santos, Director of Education and Risk Communication at the WRIISC, as they discuss the WRIISC including its nearly 20-year history and how WRIISC can best serve Veterans and their healthcare teams.
    To learn more about the War Related Illness & Injury Study Center (WRIISC) and what we are doing, visit our website at: https://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/

    • 19 min
    Wearable Technology Trends

    Wearable Technology Trends

    Wearable Technology Trends: What Gets Measured, Might Get Improved
    In this episode, Dr. Michael Falvo, Scientific Director of the Airborne Hazards and Burn Pits Center of Excellence, and Matthew Watson, Clinical Exercise Physiologist, discuss how to measure or monitor personal exercise and physical activity, some advantages and disadvantages of doing so, and its importance to Veterans and clinical providers.

    The following resources referred to during the show, are found here:
    Exercise is Medicine:
    https://www.exerciseismedicine.org/support_page.php/provider-action-guide/
    CDC’s Guide on Target Heart Rate: https://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/measuring/heartrate.htm
    VA’s ESP Report on wearable technology: https://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/publications/esp/MotionSensingTechnologies.cfm
    The War Related Illness & Injury Study Center (WRIISC) Resources:
    https://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/WARRELATEDILLNESS/index.asp

    • 14 min
    Essential Food Nutrients

    Essential Food Nutrients

    Essential Food Nutrients, Vitamins and Supplements
    Dr. Serena Satcher, Integrative and Functional Nutrition physician ends our Functional Nutrition segment by exploring with moderator Paulette Brower, proven essential phytonutrients in food and drink known to provide health benefits. How the VHA Whole Health model supports “food and drink” as a resource to stay healthy and fight disease is also addressed.

    Learn more from the following websites here:
    The War Related Illness & Injury Study Center: https://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/WARRELATEDILLNESS/index.asp
    Post Deployment Health Services: https://www.publichealth.va.gov/

    • 10 min
    Mighty Mitochondria

    Mighty Mitochondria

    The Role and Importance of Mitochondria
    In this episode, we welcome Dr. Serena Satcher once again to have a discussion on the role and importance of mitochondria with Paulette Brower. Hear Dr. Satcher examine how functional nutrition plans impact and support optimal mitochondrial function.

    More resources are available here:
    The War Related Illness & Injury Study Center (WRIISC Resources): https://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/WARRELATEDILLNESS/index.asp

    • 11 min
    Detoxifying: A Nutritional Body Cleanse

    Detoxifying: A Nutritional Body Cleanse

    The Detoxification
    Dr. Serena Satcher discusses how required nutrients and others optimize the body’s natural detoxification process in the liver, kidney and skin. This podcast is moderated by Paulette Brower.

    Learn more about detoxification here:
    The War Related Illness & Injury Study Center (WRIISC Resources): https://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/WARRELATEDILLNESS/index.asp

    • 16 min
    Eliminating Unhealthy Foods

    Eliminating Unhealthy Foods

    The Elimination Nutritional Food Plan
    Dr. Serena Satcher sits down for a conversation with Steven Greer, Veteran and Exercise Physiologist with the NJ WRIISC, and Paulette Brower. In it, she Introduces the Elimination Diet and its usefulness as a functional nutrition tool in supporting post deployment Veterans with weakened immune systems which may manifest in CMI (Chronic Multi-symptom Illness).
    Resources:
    The War Related Illness & Injury Study Center (WRIISC Resources): https://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/WARRELATEDILLNESS/index.asp

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

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Spot on dialogue directed to blind spots in Veteran’s care

This podcast aptly and sharply addresses the challenges that we face in taking care of our patients who have had experiences and exposures that are not defined in textbooks. The approach that is being advocated based on compassion and evidence should help every provider to improve the quality of care and health outcomes of these most important and unique patients. With my practice of care for Vetrans with functional bowel disorders this information provides / reinforces the important perspective and approach that is needed.