Most Recent Episodes
Episode 19 // August 2020
We welcome Arti Chandra, MD, MPH, who will be discussing the issue of food security and access to healthy foods through community-based programs. Blending her passion for social activism with her background as a Functional Medicine practitioner, Dr. Chandra has been involved with numerous public health campaigns in the US and internationally, aimed at improving health and vitality through nutrition.
Episode 18 // April 2020
Dr. Price discusses the relationship between the metabolome and the microbiome, as well as the difference between biological aging and chronological aging as it relates to longevity.
Episode 17 // April 2020
Dr. Fung shares his knowledge and clinical insights on the downstream benefits of fasting as well as the mechanisms involved. He also expands on the flexibility of fasting strategies and on balancing the feeding and fasting periods for each patient to create the most effective therapeutic treatment.
Episode 16 // February 2020
The doctor-patient relationship is a crucial part of the healing process that can significantly impact patient health outcomes and overall quality of life. Improving doctor-patient communication shifts the patient from being a passive agent in their health care to an active one, allowing for equity in the relationship and a more engaged, personalized approach.
Episode 15 // February 2020
IFM Director of Medical Education Dan Lukaczer, ND, recently spoke with Liz Mumper, MD, on the topic of the pediatric intestinal microbiome—particularly how a dysbiotic microbiome in early life may lead to disease.
Episode 14 // February 2020
Dr. Patrick shares her knowledge and clinical insights on toxicants, as well as on the importance of patient assessment, identifying the body burden, and considering a toxicant’s mechanism in order to implement an effective therapeutic intervention.
Episode 13 // September 2019
Kristi Hughes, ND, interviews leading neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, about his approach to brain health. “To take a Functional Medicine approach to neurology has been an absolute game changer. Why?” asks Dr. Perlmutter. “Because suddenly there are a whole host of tools in an otherwise empty toolbox.” Studies continue to find evidence that variations in diet and exercise can have a marked effect on reducing the risk for Alzheimer’s and improving brain performance.
Episode 12 // January 2020
FM Director of Medical Education Dan Lukaczer, ND, IFMCP, spoke with integrative medicine leader Joseph Pizzorno, ND, to discuss toxins, toxicants, and chronic diseases. Dr. Pizzorno shares his clinical insights and discusses his extensive dive into the research literature regarding toxins and toxicants as drivers of disease.
Episode 11 // January 2020
Autoimmune Disorders: Driving Forces, the Inflamed Brain, and Taking the High Road with Samuel Yanuck, DC, FACFN, FIAMA
Dr. Yanuck shares his clinical insights on the importance of discovering drivers of disease, the role of inflammation and the regulation of T-cells, and the idea of “Taking the High Road” in the overall health of patients.
Episode 10 // November 2019
IFM’s Director of Medical Education, Dan Lukaczer, ND, interviews researcher, educator, and clinician David Rakel, MD, on the power of empathy, compassion, the placebo effect, and the patient story. In particular, they explore how empathy and sympathy can lead to burnout, while compassion can be restorative.
Episode 09 // October 2019
Mylene Tran Huynh, MD, MPH, IFMCP, is an integrative pain specialist working at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. She uses modifiable lifestyle factors and a range of integrative modalities to help patients suffering from chronic pain.
Episode 08 // October 2019
IFM’s Director of Medical Education Robert Luby, MD, interviews Sharad Kohli, MD, on the many ways that clinicians can work with the underserved in any setting.
Episode 07 // August 2019
IFM’s Dan Lukaczer speaks with Ann Hathaway, MD. Dr. Hathaway has been successfully treating women and men using a Functional Medicine approach since 1995. Dr. Hathaway is a specialist in the use of bioidentical hormone replacement for menopausal women.
Episode 06 // July 2019
IFM’s co-founder, Jeffrey Bland, PhD, interviews 2018 Linus Pauling Award Winner Terry Wahls, MD, IFMCP. Dr. Wahls’ professional and health journeys are intertwined, and she describes the impact of Functional Medicine on multiple sclerosis and on her own life.
Episode 05 // April 2019
Throughout her career, Heather Tick, MD, has focused on how to bring relief to patients with many types of pain, especially myofascial pain. As co-founder and director of one of the first interdisciplinary pain centers in Toronto from 1991-2008 to her current role as a clinical associate professor at the University of Washington, Dr. Tick has made a difference for countless chronic pain patients.
Episode 04 // April 2019
As a board-certified fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a certified addiction specialist, Dr. Thomas has helped more than 500 patients—adolescents and young adults—with opioid addiction through medication-assisted therapies at his Fair Start clinic.
Episode 03 // March 2019
Dr. Loyd shares his personal story and connects his successful recovery to the social determinants of health. The experience galvanized him to move into addiction treatment and policy work.
Episode 02 // March 2019
Dave Hagedorn, PhD, BCN, a leader in the field of non-invasive brain stimulation research, describes how emotional pain and physical pain are treated similarly in the brain:
Episode 01 // March 2019
Dr. Jonas’s focus on integrative health embraces wellness and salutogenesis, helping clinicians expand their practice to include integrative health approaches, even in practice environments in which such change may be difficult.