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New Frontiers in Functional Medicine

124 episodes - English - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 185 ratings

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.

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Immune Resilience: How the Microbiome Affects Immunity with Romilly Hodges

April 05, 2022 07:00 - 1 hour - 79 MB

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 w...

SPONSORED | Latest Insights into the Role of Gut Microbiome in Healthy Aging

April 01, 2022 07:01 - 59 minutes - 54.3 MB

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 lev...

The Role of the Downstate for Sleep, Restoration and Longevity with Dr. Sara Mednick

March 17, 2022 20:38 - 1 hour - 68.5 MB

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 under...

The Story Behind Younger You 3YY: from Clinical Trial to Accessible Digital Program

February 09, 2022 22:01 - 39 minutes - 36.6 MB

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...

Epigenetics, SNPs, and Aging with Dr. Jeff Bland

January 12, 2022 21:21 - 57 minutes - 53.1 MB

Folks, I am just honored, thrilled, excited to be talking to my dear mentor and friend Dr. Jeff Bland on this episode of New Frontiers in Functional Medicine. Not only is Dr. Bland the father of functional medicine, but he's also the founder of Big Bold Health, a company on a mission to enhance immunity at the global level through the rediscovery of ancient food crops and superfoods which support immuno-rejuvenation. Join me as I pick his brain on genetics, aging, SNPs, DNA repair, and senoly...

Ketogenic Diet, Epigenetics, and Chronic conditions with Dr. Dominic D'Agostino

December 08, 2021 22:15 - 1 hour - 65.9 MB

It's been exactly a hundred years since the ketogenic diet was developed, and yet we are still discovering its many benefits, including its positive effects on the epigenome. How fascinating is that? In this episode of New Frontiers, I’m thrilled to have renowned nutrigenomics researcher and fellow epigenetics aficionado Dr. Lucia Aronica interview one of the world's top experts on the ketogenic diet - Dominic D’Agostino. Dom is also a neuroscientist, accomplished researcher, and associate pr...

Maladaptive Stress Response, Personality Patterns, and Fatigue with Alex Howard

November 24, 2021 20:13 - 1 hour - 55 MB

Living in a pandemic era filled with political, environmental, and social turmoil is tiring – downright exhausting. So is it any wonder the number of chronic fatigue cases has crept up to 1.5 million people in the US? In this episode of New Frontiers, guest host Dr. Patrick Hanaway talks with Alex Howard, the creator of the Therapeutic Coaching methodology and Founder of The Optimum Health Clinic, one of the world’s leading integrative clinics specializing in chronic fatigue syndrome. Alex ha...

Phytochemicals in Chronic Disease Prevention with Dr. Jed Fahey

November 24, 2021 20:07 - 1 hour - 71.7 MB

Although lifespans are getting longer, most Americans spend the last 16 years of their lives (on average) managing multiple illnesses with various drugs. With most of our faculties compromised in those final years, quality of life is significantly reduced, and life is not as enjoyable as it could be. So is there anything we can do to expand our healthspan, not just our lifespan? My guest in this podcast, Dr. Jed Fahey, joins me to discuss the underappreciated, healthspan-promoting power of ph...

Exploring Longevity Medicine and Epigenetic Aging with Dr. Lucia Aronica

November 24, 2021 20:01 - 54 minutes - 49.7 MB

What can queen bees teach us about epigenetics? And what do polyphenols, stress, and sunlight have in common? Hint: it has to do with longevity science. To mark our exciting paper on the Potential Reversal of Epigenetic Age Using a Diet and Lifestyle Intervention we are hosting a series of podcasts focused on the science of epigenetics and longevity, and kick things off with talented researcher and Stanford lecturer, Dr. Lucia Aronica. Dr. Aronica is a passionate advocate of lifestyle medicin...

Sponsored | Immuno-Senescence: What Clinicians Need to Know with Dr. Joseph Raffaele

November 01, 2021 07:00 - 1 hour - 58 MB

Folks, if you’ve been following me for any time, you know I am fascinated with reversing epigenetic aging. With such research rapidly evolving, there’s always something new to talk about and my guest today has become a friend and a regular on the New Frontiers podcast – Dr. Joseph Raffaele: a renowned expert on telomere biology and age management medicine. Dr. Raffaele, who is board-certified in internal medicine, diplomat at the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine, AND co-founder of Physio...

SPONSORED | Using Metabolomic Analysis For Clinical Insight

October 05, 2021 21:07 - 1 hour - 58.1 MB

So many of us in functional medicine use standard organic acid interpretations, but newer research is using them in a broader metabolomics assessment (the vast landscape of clinically relevant metabolites). A great example is the assessment of in-born errors of metabolism. Utilizing metabolomics resulted in a six-fold higher diagnosis rate and identification of new in-born errors, compared to traditional organic acid assessment methods. Impressive, isn’t it? Think of what it could do in a ful...

Exploring longevity medicine and epigenetic aging with Dr. Lucia Aronica

September 01, 2021 06:00 - 55 minutes - 50.5 MB

What can queen bees teach us about epigenetics? And what do polyphenols, stress, and sunlight have in common? Hint: it has to do with longevity science. To mark our exciting paper on the Potential Reversal of Epigenetic Age Using a Diet and Lifestyle Intervention we are hosting a series of podcasts focused on the science of epigenetics and longevity, and kick things off with talented researcher and Stanford lecturer, Dr. Lucia Aronica. Dr. Aronica is a passionate advocate of lifestyle medicin...

Sponsored | What does Evidence-based look like in Function Lab Testing?

September 01, 2021 06:00 - 1 hour - 66.1 MB

Sponsored | What does Evidence-based look like in Function Lab Testing? by Dr. Kara Fitzgerald

Sponsored | What does Evidence-based look like in Functional Lab Testing?

September 01, 2021 06:00 - 1 hour - 66.1 MB

As the name suggests, New Frontiers is about staying ahead of the curve in functional medicine, continually asking critical questions, and being open to self-critique. This couldn’t be more true than when it comes to advanced functional testing. Today I’m pleased to talk with a familiar face and renowned hormone testing expert, my friend Mark Newman. Mark created the DUTCH test based on his decade-long experience in novel test development, and joins New Frontiers to talk about all things horm...

Impact of Therapeutic Dietary Interventions on Disordered Eating

August 01, 2021 07:00 - 48 minutes - 44.6 MB

Therapeutic dietary interventions such as an elimination diet, a cardiometabolic diet, intermittent fasting, or caloric reduction, are some of the most important tools we have in functional medicine. Transitioning to healthful eating can for some patients be a joyous experience of liberation, but then for others it can be restrictive and problematic, and sometimes fall in the continuum of eating disorders. How do we tease this out? How do we screen for vulnerability in disordered eating and s...

The Role of Neuroplasticity in Chronic Illness & Healing

July 12, 2021 21:07 - 56 minutes - 52 MB

Within the realm of functional medicine, we are quite successful at restoring some order to the cacophonous symphony of chronic illness, and getting our patients better to a large extent. However, there is a final piece – a missing piece, if you will – and my guest today, Ashok Gupta, shares how neuroplasticity affected his own healing journey of chronic fatigue syndrome and why this final piece is integral to restoring optimal health. Ashok is a speaker, filmmaker, and health practitioner wh...

Sponsored | Comparing Saliva, Urine, and Serum Hormone Testing

July 12, 2021 14:40 - 40 minutes - 27.8 MB

Have you ever looked at serum hormone levels and scratched your head, wondering why there was such a difference between your patient’s clinical signs and the numbers on the report? Felt unsure whether to look at bioavailable hormone markers or their metabolites? Not surprisingly, when it comes to endocrinological health, there are just as many questions as hormones (and there are over 50!). My guest in this podcast, Dr. Lylen Ferris, gives us very clear and user-friendly guidance on appropria...

Nutrition's Role in the Epigenetic Origins of Health and Disease with Judith Finlayson

June 10, 2021 22:09 - 53 minutes - 48.6 MB

Since the time of mapping out the genome in 2000, we’ve continued to connect the dots between generational experiences, particularly trauma and in utero exposures, and the development of health and disease. We’ve seen, for instance, from survivors of the Dutch Hunger Winter or the Holocaust, epigenetic changes that are passed on to future generations. My guest in this podcast, best-selling author and former journalist Judith Finlayson, discusses the fascinating history that led to our current...

Sponsored | Cell Danger Response: Restoring Cellular Health with Phospholipids & Bioactive Lipids

June 01, 2021 07:00 - 1 hour - 57.1 MB

I am always eager to learn from other clinicians about how they approach complex patients and layer various healing modalities into the therapeutic encounter. My guest today, Dr. Bruce Hoffman MD, has combined his passion in integrative medicine with psychiatry to explore cellular health to best guide his patient's health journey. Dr. Hoffman is based in Calgary, Canada at the Hoffman Centre for Integrative Medicine and the Brain Center of Alberta. He’s an IFM-certified functional medicine pr...

The Cell Danger Response: Restoring Cellular Health with Phospholipids and Bioactive Lipids

June 01, 2021 07:00 - 1 hour - 57.1 MB

I am always eager to learn from other clinicians about how they approach complex patients and layer various healing modalities into the therapeutic encounter. My guest today, Dr. Bruce Hoffman MD, has combined his passion in integrative medicine with psychiatry to explore cellular health to best guide his patient's health journey. Dr. Hoffman is based in Calgary, Canada at the Hoffman Centre for Integrative Medicine and the Brain Center of Alberta. He’s an IFM-certified functional medicine pr...

Sponsored | Integrative Protocols: Focus on Senolytics, Cell Senescence, & Telomerase Activation

May 25, 2021 14:08 - 57 minutes - 51.9 MB

Colleagues, if you’ve been following me for any time, you’ve heard me speak frequently about aging as the top driver of chronic disease. In today’s interview, I dive into evidence-based integrative protocols to slow down and reverse the aging process. My guest, Dr. Joseph Cleaver MD, is a Fellow of the American Board of Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine, is board-certified in internal medicine, a rheumatologist, on faculty at A4M and MMI and has authored and published a wealth of research ...

Integrative Protocols: Focus on Senolytics, Cell Senescence, and the Role of Telomerase Activation

May 25, 2021 14:08 - 57 minutes - 51.9 MB

Colleagues, if you’ve been following me for any time, you’ve heard me speak frequently about aging as the top driver of chronic disease. In today’s interview, I dive into evidence-based integrative protocols to slow down and reverse the aging process. My guest, Dr. Joseph Cleaver MD, is a Fellow of the American Board of Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine, is board-certified in internal medicine, a rheumatologist, on faculty at A4M and MMI and has authored and published a wealth of research ...

Functional Medicine in the Pandemic Era with Dr. Patrick Hanaway and Amy Mack

May 01, 2021 07:00 - 1 hour - 65.6 MB

This is an exciting year for us in functional medicine, with the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) celebrating its 30-year anniversary alongside its Annual International Conference (AIC) on resilience in functional medicine. My guests in this podcast, Dr. Patrick Hanaway MD and Amy Mack CEO of IFM, join me to discuss how functional medicine is addressing the triple pandemic of COVID-19, racism, and economic crisis. Dr. Hanaway is a board-certified family physician, senior advisor to Amy ...

Depression, Anxiety, & Suicide: Addressing Mental Illness with Dr. Jonathan Prousky

April 01, 2021 07:00 - 1 hour - 74.2 MB

How do we approach patients with mental health disorders? How do you engage someone who's really depressed to get off the couch and get outside? To turn the TV off or put the phone down? The pandemic has led to an increase in mental illness, with more people reporting symptoms of anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. My guest in this podcast, Dr. Jonathan Prousky ND, has been deeply entrenched in the world of integrative medicine to support patients with mental illness. Dr. Prousky has ...

Functional Interventions for Men’s Health in Aging and Prostate Cancer with Dr. Geo Espinosa

March 01, 2021 18:57 - 1 hour - 59 MB

We’ve been eager to put together a podcast on men’s health – prostate cancer, low testosterone, foundational vitamin and botanical supplements, nutritional interventions – and folks, it’s finally here! There’s a wealth of GREAT pearls to bring into your own practice from this month’s interview with our guest Dr. Geo Espinosa, ND. Dr. Geo is a long-time friend, a fellow naturopathic functional medicine physician, and a (if not “the”) definitive voice in urology and men’s health. His passion ab...

Managing Chronic Stress in Patient Care with Dr. Susan Blum

February 01, 2021 10:00 - 1 hour - 60.2 MB

Let’s face it, folks – we are all grappling with various levels of stress right now. As if chronic stress wasn’t already a top contributor to general health ailments and chronic disease, now add stress from social isolation, the pandemic, and political strife to the list. That’s why we are so grateful to welcome Dr. Susan Blum MD to New Frontiers. Dr. Blum has worked in preventative medicine as a chronic disease specialist for nearly two decades and is the founder and director of Blum Center ...

The Future of Healthcare Policies & Advocating for Reform with John Weeks

January 01, 2021 10:00 - 1 hour - 64.5 MB

I had the honor to sit down and chat with a leader in our field regarding public health policy and advocacy, John Weeks. What a tremendous force behind the movement of bringing integrative and functional medicine to the forefront of healthcare – and with his 40 years of insight, it was a gift to get a sit-down to discuss where we are, and where we’re going – and how we can get there together. Listen in as we discuss how to create a collaborative and unified vision to light the path for the ...

Sponsored: The Best Biomarker of Aging: What Clinicans Need to Know

December 01, 2020 16:26 - 58 minutes - 22.7 MB

Dr. Joe Raffaele is a busy, brilliant clinician with a successful age management clinic in NYC. This conversation is an update on what we started last year. DNA methylation clocks – where are they now? Telomere biology: the lastest research. Telomere length, immune science, and COVID19: a new, smart hypothesis that CAN be addressed using a systems/functional approach. All this and more, hope you listen, share and comment! ~DrKF

Stage IV Cancer: Dr. Patrick Hanaway’s Personal Experience with Functional & Integrative Modalities

December 01, 2020 07:00 - 1 hour - 60.9 MB

Is it fair that I say – yet again – that this was one of my best conversations of the year? A deeply personal, honest, scientific, evidence-informed (and pearl-ladened) conversation on cancer and recovery, and completely from the heart. Dr. Patrick Hanaway, MD is a mentor, a colleague, a friend, and an amazing guy. His journey as a leader in functional medicine through stage IV laryngeal cancer and his embrace of a metabolic approach is profound, and something you’re going to want to hear. ...

Remediating Environmental Impacts and Optimizing Brain Health with Dr. Tom O’Bryan

November 01, 2020 06:00 - 58 minutes - 53.6 MB

There’s no better person to have on New Frontiers to talk about the underlying mechanisms that activate an immune response than Dr. Tom O’Bryan, a foremost expert in understanding wheat sensitivity and the development of autoimmune conditions and cognitive dysfunction. What a pleasure to talk to! Settle in: this is a great, fun, and informative podcast covering all the way back to Tom’s first exposure to EMF in 1978 to the hundreds of pounds of toxins we are all exposed to daily. We cover bra...

Dr. Mark Pimentel Presents New Perspectives on SIBO and IBS

October 01, 2020 06:00 - 58 minutes - 53.2 MB

Dr. Mark Pimentel. We all know him as the clinician/scientist who understands the varied pathogenic underpinnings of IBS/SIBO/IMO. In my recent conversation with him, we cover the definition of terms, causes, when to use a stool test. We discuss the Pimentel low fermentation diet, intervention (including botanicals), and diagnosing hydrogen sulfide (a test is coming soon, but wasn’t available at time of recording). Probiotics: any utility? Elemental diet, and so much more. Grateful to have Dr...

Sponsored: In Pursuit of Best Practice for Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT)

September 04, 2020 18:59 - 52 minutes - 20.4 MB

As a functional medicine clinician and scientist, I absolutely appreciate the deep literature dives my colleagues take. When they come up for air, there is a synthesized body of knowledge that is riveting, satisfying to listen to, trust-worthy and, most importantly, practice-changing. Such was my conversation on all things menopausal hormone therapy with Dr. Doreen Saltiel, currently consulting for Precision Analytical (they’re lucky to have her). She spent the bulk of her impressive career a...

Addressing Root Causes of Neurodegenerative Diseases with Dr. Dale Bredesen

September 02, 2020 15:39 - 1 hour - 62.6 MB

I very much enjoyed my conversation with Dr. Dale Bredesen- from his story of finding functional medicine (it’ll resonate with many of you, as it did me, I’m sure) to where the ReCODE program is now (pay attention to the large clinical trial now underway and the refinements of Dr. Bredesen’s thinking over the last decade) and the launch of The End of Alzheimer’s Program (a goldmine of a resource for clinicians and regular folks alike). Links on the podcast shownotes page -- don't miss these!...

Understanding Genetics of Aging with Harvard Professor Dr. David Sinclair

August 01, 2020 09:00 - 1 hour - 55 MB

Harvard scientist and NYT best-selling author David Sinclair, PhD and I take a tour around the science of aging. If aging is THE root cause of all of the chronic diseases of aging, then arguably, if we focus on the aging journey itself, we might be able to stop playing “whack-a-mole medicine.” A lot of complex environmental, genetic, epigenetic and biochemical processes go into the aging journey, however, as Dr. Sinclair discusses, it looks like a very heavy lifter in aging is epigenetic chan...

Making Functional Medicine Practice Accessible and Profitable with James Maskell

July 03, 2020 18:39 - 47 minutes - 43.3 MB

COVID19 is upon us. Months earlier, we scheduled James Maskell to discuss his recent book: The Community Cure. Amazingly, his message today is all the more urgent. James argues for the group visit model, was an early adopter and proponent of group visits (in fact, we discuss the pre-publication Cleveland Clinic group visit research findings, which are astonishingly good; even better than the first JAMA publication comparing functional medicine one-on-one with family medicine.) Now, with COVID...

SPONSORED | Panoramic Microbial Assessment: GI360 Stool Test with Dr. David Quig

July 01, 2020 20:15 - 49 minutes - 19.4 MB

The GI360 is a smart, evidenced-based stool test that is easily actionable by the clinician. Listen to my conversation today with VP of Scientific Support from Doctor’s Data, Dr. David Quig. One of the most useful tools I am aware of in stool testing is the Dysbiosis Test, which identifies and characterizes more than 45 targeted analytes across six Phyla using PCR and compares the patient results to a characterized normobiotic reference population. DDI is also using the Luminex PCR panel for ...

Episode 85: Essential Cardiovascular Risk Laboratory Analysis with Dr. Thomas Dayspring

June 04, 2020 18:44 - 1 hour - 61.1 MB

What a superb conversation with leading expert lipidologist and – importantly – clinician of 30+ years, Tom Dayspring, MD. In this tour-de-force conversation, we break down the essential cardiovascular risk laboratory analysis you need to be undertaking on all your patients. We spend a little extra time on Lp(a) and the coronary calcium score. Our conversation is practical; I was fervently taking notes through the entire recording, as I suspect you’ll be doing. I will likely bring Tom back fo...

Sponsored | Dr. Victoria Albina shares clinical use of CBD for anxiety and stress in patients

June 02, 2020 21:28 - 43 minutes - 32.2 MB

Globally, stress and anxiety levels have never been higher. According to one recent survey, a full 70% of Americans are stressed out, with a disproportionate impact on people of color. From worry about getting sick, to sick family members, to financial pressures, to homeschooling, the list of possible contributing factors is long. How do we care for our patients or clients in this climate? Victoria Albina, NP MPH is a family nurse practitioner in NYC – the COVID epicenter. She’s also a co...

Episode 83: SPONSORED | Ultimate Metabolomics Panel for Clinicians with Dr. Betsy Redmond

May 19, 2020 19:52 - 59 minutes - 23 MB

Many of us in functional/integrative medicine have used organic acid testing for decades to identify nutrient, toxin, and genetic imbalances. I am proud that the lab I once worked in developed one of the original panels – still quite popular and in wide use today. Inspiration for organic acid testing came from inborn errors of metabolism research, where a handful of compounds are (still) measured in newborns to rule out severe genetic diseases. Flash forward to the “Omics” revolution: you kno...

The Tapping Solution: A Technique to Lower Cortisol and Reduce Stress with Nick Ortner

May 05, 2020 17:37 - 34 minutes - 31.5 MB

A nurse wakes in the night in profound anxiety, she can’t breathe, her first panic attack. Her husband is quarantined with COVID19; while she works the frontlines at a large hospital, witnessing what looks like the apocalypse. She begins a series of gentle, EFT Tapping exercises. After three brief rounds, she’s through the panic, able to once again relax. Nick Ortner is the CEO of The Tapping Solution, LLC, and my guest today on NFFM. Tapping is such a simple, elegant, immediate solution t...

Episode 81: Sponsored | Optimizing Metabolism by Fueling the Microbiome with Dr. Alex Vasquez

April 06, 2020 20:54 - 54 minutes - 21.1 MB

Dr. Alex Vasquez has been teaching clinicians, publishing articles, books, and also edits his own journal – for decades. If you know Alex, you know he’s a bright light – highly regarded in our field. You may also know he’s struggled with a “tough gut” for years; in fact, this is what brought him to integrative medicine. From our years teaching together, I know Dr. V is diligent – profoundly committed, actually – to trying/vetting/evolving integrative protocols for gut health (botanicals, diet...

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for COVID-19 with Dr. John Chen

April 01, 2020 13:44 - 53 minutes - 34.7 MB

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is used in all settings in China for COVID19, with preliminary outcome data very, very strong. Indeed, outcome data using TCM for prevention and treatment of SARS Cov1 was equally strong. Listen to one of the most important and timely conversations I’ve had to date on New Frontiers with Dr. John Chen, one of the world’s leading experts in TCM (with western pharma training). Framing TCM in language clear for the Western-trained clinician, and translating th...

Episode 79: How The Wahls Protocol came to be, How to Launch Your Own Clinical Research Trial

March 19, 2020 17:17 - 1 hour - 25.6 MB

We are all familiar with the Wahls Protocol. But how about the story behind the protocol? Did you know, for instance, that her director at U of Iowa (Terry is a clinician researcher) told her to write up herself as a case report? That was the first step. Her “N of 1”; then she wrote up a case series. Then she received a small grant and product for a slightly larger study. Then a million dollars. And now she’s heading into her largest study to date (yes, you will be able to refer patients). Li...

Episode 78: SPONSORED: Clinically Effective Applications for SIBO, SIFO, and Dysbiosis

March 02, 2020 18:14 - 55 minutes - 21.5 MB

Dr. Jocelyn Strand is the Director of Clinical Education at Bio-Botanical AND a great clinician herself. Prepare yourself: this is a very actionable podcast for clinicians using bioB. And for me, a huge pearl on refractory SIBO was unaddressed oral microbiome! In this episode of New Frontiers, learn how Dr. S addresses sibo using BB products. To test or not to test? And the underlying pathophysiology: tune in and listen to current thinking from a great clinician – she’s got to say and you’re...

Episode 77: The Secrets to Improving Patient Compliance with Dr. David Perlmutter

February 12, 2020 16:42 - 1 hour - 25.5 MB

This interview was, without doubt, one of the most moving for me. What Dr. Perlmutter and his son, Austin Perlmutter MD, have created is really nothing short of a revolution in returning us to our consciousness. It directly addresses one of the biggest elephants in the room – despite what we know to be good for us, good for others, good for the planet, why do we more often than not fall short of putting that knowledge into action? We. Are. Disconnected. As a people. As a world. Our prefront...

Episode 76: SP: The Business of Functional Medicine: Secrets for Success for your FxMed Practice

December 12, 2019 18:44 - 58 minutes - 22.9 MB

Dr. Jeff Gladd is a brilliant Fx/integrative physician who is PASSIONATE about all things Fx business. If there is ONE area I get more requests on, it’s business: setting up a practice, platform building, building a reputation, finding one’s focus and passion. Extra-clinic revenue streams. And mentorship: finding your tribe, building your collegial connection, moving off the island of medicine and into your tribe. With that in mind, Jeff – who is the CMO at Fullscript – and I have a tour-de-f...

Episode 75: Aging as an Evolutionary Program with Josh Mitteldorf

December 01, 2019 08:19 - 48 minutes - 33.4 MB

As FxMed docs, we’re committed to working with the body’s own capacity for health. Dr. Josh Mitteldorf offers a contrarian strategy, one which he says is grounded in a new breed of evolutionary medicine. He tells us that diseases of old age are qualitatively different from the diseases we get when we’re younger, different because in old age, our bodies are part of the problem, not part of the solution. Aging, says Josh, is the body deliberately destroying itself (for the sake of the populat...

Episode 74: Innovations in Clinical Laboratory Testing with Dr. Michael Chapman

November 01, 2019 05:53 - 58 minutes - 22.7 MB

A work horse laboratory in any functional medicine practice is stool testing. But really gleaning the best insight into our patient’s clinical picture can be tough. What do all of these commensal organisms really suggest? How do they correlate with the inflammatory findings? Of the bell weather bugs (like akkermansia) how can we increase levels? Is there ANY place for microscopy (O&P) and culture in today’s high throughput Omics world? You see where I’m headed. Even for the most seasoned FxMe...

Episode 74: Sponsored | Innovations in Clinical Laboratory Testing with Dr. Michael Chapman

November 01, 2019 05:53 - 58 minutes - 22.7 MB

A work horse laboratory in any functional medicine practice is stool testing. But really gleaning the best insight into our patient’s clinical picture can be tough. What do all of these commensal organisms really suggest? How do they correlate with the inflammatory findings? Of the bell weather bugs (like akkermansia) how can we increase levels? Is there ANY place for microscopy (O&P) and culture in today’s high throughput Omics world? You see where I’m headed. Even for the most seasoned FxMe...

Episode 73: Making Sense of the Microbial Ecosystem with Dr. Marvin Singh

November 01, 2019 05:52 - 56 minutes - 23 MB

Marvin Singh, MD is a practicing gastroenterologist with a focus in personalized lifestyle medicine. I met Marvin in 2017 when I was asked to submit a chapter to Oxford University Press Integrative Gastroenterology, 2nd Ed. Marvin has been coediting this behemoth with my IFM colleague Gerry Mullin, MD. (Full disclosure: very large props must go to Nikky Contractor, PhD for the heavy lifting on our chapter). Marvin’s evolution from a very traditional, academic gastroenterologist to integrative...

Guests

David Perlmutter
2 Episodes
Dr. Carrie Jones
2 Episodes
Dr. Marvin Singh
2 Episodes
Dr. Sara Gottfried
2 Episodes
Chris Kresser
1 Episode
Dr. Terry Wahls
1 Episode
Dr. Vincent Pedre
1 Episode
Jennifer Fugo
1 Episode
JJ Virgin
1 Episode
Moshe Szyf
1 Episode
Nick Ortner
1 Episode
Paul Turner
1 Episode