Positive Health Podcast

Benjamin Brown, ND

Positive Health Podcast is an interview series featuring leading clinicians, scientists and health advocates in integrative, functional and nutritional medicine. We share the latest science and clinical insights. Hosted by Benjamin Brown, ND.

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Ciara Wright, PhD is Director of the Glenville Clinic, Dublin, Ireland and specialises in male and female fertility and women’s hormonal balance. Ciara has a special interest in immune-related subfertility which can result in difficulty conceiving or recurrent miscarriage. She has a PhD in molecular biology from the Institute of Immunology at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, experience in diagnostic hospital laboratories and a qualification in Medical Laboratory Sciences, and is an independent researcher and author of several important publications. In this interview Ciara discuses nutritional interventions, diagnostic testing and her research related to fertility and personalized nutrition. Further reading: Wright C, Milne S, Leeson H. Sperm DNA damage caused by oxidative stress: modifiable clinical, lifestyle and nutritional factors in male infertility. Reprod Biomed Online. 2014;28(6):684-703. Dalton LM, Ní Fhloinn DM, Gaydadzhieva GT, Mazurkiewicz OM, Leeson H, Wright CP. Magnesium in pregnancy. Nutr Rev. 2016;74(9):549-557. Wright C, Leeson H (2018) Assessing Iodine Status in Frontline Healthcare. J Nutri Med Diet Care 4:028. doi.org/10.23937/2572-3278.1510028

Aug 2020

1 hr 20 min

William B. Grant, Ph.D. is founder and president, Sunlight, Nutrition, and Health Research Center, San Francisco, California and a leading expert on vitamin with over 275 publications listed at pubmed.gov. His primary research interests are identifying and quantifying the risk-modifying factors for chronic and infectious diseases, with a particular interest in ultraviolet irradiance and vitamin D. In this interview we explore vitamin D research and clinical use with particular focus on the relationship between vitamin D and viral respiratory tract infections including COVID-19. Further reading: Grant WB, Lahore H, McDonnell SL, et al. Evidence that Vitamin D Supplementation Could Reduce Risk of Influenza and COVID-19 Infections and Deaths. Nutrients. 2020;12(4):988. Grant, WB. Preventing a covid-19 pandemic: Can vitamin D supplementation reduce the spread of COVID-19? Try first with health care workers and first responders. BMJ. 2020.

Jun 2020

1 hr 2 min

Professor Julia Rucklidge PhD is director of the Mental Health and Nutrition Research Group at the University of Canterbury and a pioneer of research on mental health and nutrition. Her research has explored the impact of nutritional interventions in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in children and adults, anxiety and stress in adults and children following catastrophe, insomnia, premenstrual syndrome, depression, addictions, emotion dysregulation and more. In this interview she shares her extraordinary work, its powerful implications, and her radical vision for the future of psychiatric care. Further reading: Rucklidge JJ, et al. Vitamin-mineral treatment improves aggression and emotional regulation in children with ADHD: a fully blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2018;59(3):232‐246. Sarris J, , et al. Nutritional medicine as mainstream in psychiatry. Lancet Psychiatry. 2015;2(3):271‐274. Rucklidge JJ, et al. Shaken but unstirred? Effects of micronutrients on stress and trauma after an earthquake: RCT evidence comparing formulas and doses. Hum Psychopharmacol. 2012;27(5):440‐454.

Jun 2020

1 hr 10 min

William S. Harris, PhD, FAHA is an internationally recognized expert on omega-3 fatty acids with more than 300 publications relating to fatty acids in medical literature and author on two American Heart Association scientific statements on fatty acids. Kristina Harris Jackson, PhD, RD has contributed important publications to the omega-3 field specifically related to maternal health in addition to creating the Prenatal DHA test and the Mother’s Milk DHA test. Both are involved with OmegaQuant Analytics and the omega-3-index test. This fascinating discussion explores many important aspects of omega-3 research including the state of the clinical science, testing, absorption, dose, safety and health effects.   

Jan 2020

56 min 30 sec

In this remarkable interview Dr Robert Verkerk shares a blueprint for a sustainable healthcare system that incorporates factors such as patient empowerment, nutrition, lifestyle medicine, societal change and environmental ecology. Dr Robert Verkerk BSc MSc DIC PhD FACN, is Founder, Executive & Scientific Director of the Alliance for Natural Health International (ANH-Intl) and has been instrumental in directing legal actions to protect the right to natural health and pioneering the development of novel, scientifically rational risk/benefit analysis approaches to foods and natural health products. Dr Verkerk has Masters and Doctorate degrees from Imperial College London, where he also worked as a postdoctoral research fellow for 7 years and has authored some 60 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. He is an expert on a wide range of issues relating to sustainability in healthcare, agriculture, food quality and related fields. Further reading: Alliance for Natural Health. Health Sustainability Blueprint. Available at anhinternational.org

Dec 2019

47 min 36 sec

Brad Leech is a Clinical Nutritionist, Ayurvedic Herbalist, lecturer, clinic supervisor and research supervisor at Endeavour College of Natural Health. Brad is currently undertaking his PhD at the Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Technology Sydney where his research involves developing a clinical practice guideline for the assessment and management of increased intestinal permeability. He is an international presenter and published author writing both peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. In the discussion we explore intestinal permeability from an evidence-based perspective including topics such as risk factors, disease associations, assessment and treatment.   Further reading:   Leech B, McIntyre E, Steel A, Sibbritt D. Risk factors associated withintestinal permeability in an adult population: A systematic review. Int J Clin Pract. 2019 Oct;73(10):e13385.   Leech B, Schloss J, Steel A. Association between increased intestinal permeability and disease: a systematic review. Adv Integr Med. 2018;6:23‐34.

Nov 2019

1 hr 3 min

Dr. Samuel Yanuk is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and creator of Cogence Immunology, a widely acclaimed online functional immunology course for clinicians. Dr Yanuk is also in private practice focusing primarily on immunology and the application of natural methods in cases involving immunological dysfunction. In this remarkable conversation Dr Yanuk unravels the complex landscape of inflammatory and autoimmune illness from a functional medicine-based perspective in a way that is both enlightening and empowering.   Further learning: cogenceimmunology.com

Oct 2019

59 min

Justine Bold is a researcher and clinician whose remarkable work has improved our understanding of food sensitivities, in particular non-coeliac gluten sensitivity, and how it may contribute to a diverse range of issues, from infertility to mental illness. Justine is Senior lecturer in Nutritional Therapy at the School of Allied Health and Community, University of Worcester, Program Director of Continuing Professional Development at the Centre for Medical Education, University of Cardiff, and delivered the nutrition education element of the SHAPE project that runs within the NHS for young people with severe mental illness such a psychosis and bi-polar disorder. Justine has worked part time in practice since 2003, and is editor of Integrated Approaches to Infertility, IVF and Recurrent Miscarriage: A Handbook. Further reading: Casella G, Villanacci V, Di Bella C, Bassotti G, Bold J, Rostami K. Non celiac gluten sensitivity and diagnostic challenges. Gastroenterol Hepatol Bed Bench. 2018 Summer;11(3):197-202.  Busby E, Bold J, Fellows L, Rostami K. Mood Disorders and Gluten: It's Not All in Your Mind! A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis. Nutrients. 2018 Nov 8;10(11). Bold, J. & Bedford, S. (2016) Integrated Approaches in Infertility, IVF and recurrent miscarriage. Jessica Kingsley Publishers Singing Dragon, London

Aug 2019

1 hr 4 min

Dr Jonathan Prousky has been instrumental in the advancement of nutrition and integrative medicine in mental health care for over two decades. He is author of over 70 research papers, 7 books (including Integrative Clinical Nutrition, and Anxiety; Orthomolecular Diagnosis and Treatment), and several book chapters.  Dr Prousky is Professor at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Lead Supervisor of the Mental Health Focused Shift, previous Editor of the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine and maintains a medical practice with emphasis on the evaluation and treatment of mental health concerns. Further reading: Prousky, J. The manifestations and triggers of mental breakdown, and its effective treatment by increasing stress resilience with psychosocial strategies, therapeutic lifestyle changes, and orthomolecular interventions. Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, 2013;28(3):111-130 Prousky, J. Orthomolecular psychiatric treatments are preferable to mainstream psychiatric drugs: a rational analysis. Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, 2013;28(1):17-32.

Jun 2019

1 hr 3 min

Dr Glenn Gibson is one of the world’s leading experts on expert in gut health and prebiotics, having originally coined the term “prebiotic.” Dr Gibson was responsible for the initiation of the whole prebiotic concept for gut microbiota management through diet. He has published over 450 research papers and is currently researching acute and chronic gut disease, autism, obesity and probiotic/prebiotic functionality. The article which originally coined this term was published in 1995 and is currently the most-cited paper in the Agricultural Sciences field of the ISI Essential Science Indicators with over 5000 citations. In this interview we discuss the prebiotic concept, gastrointestinal as well as extra-intestinal health effects of prebiotics, and translation to clinical medicine. Further reading: Gibson GR, et al. Expert consensus document:  The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) consensus statement on the definition and scope of prebiotics. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Aug;14(8):491-502.  Petschow B, et al. Probiotics, prebiotics, and the host microbiome: the science of translation. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2013 Dec;1306:1-17.

May 2019

49 min 31 sec

Dr Ames is a professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, and a senior scientist at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute. His research has been fundamental in developing our understanding of how suboptimal micronutrient intakes contribute to accelerated aging and chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, immune dysfunction, and cognitive decline. Recently he expanded his ‘triage theory’ to introduce two concepts inherent in the triage-rationing mechanism: longevity proteins and longevity vitamins. This indicates there is a new class of vitamins that are essential for healthy ageing, but do not have the immediate deficiency-related disease of traditional vitamins. Dr Ames shares his theory and its implications for nutrition, health and personalized medicine.   Further reading:   Ames BN. Prolonging healthy aging: Longevity vitamins and proteins. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Oct 23;115(43):10836-10844.

Apr 2019

39 min 37 sec

Dr Gonzalez is Professor at the Nutrition Program, School of Public Health in the Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico and Adjunct faculty at the University of Western States. The author over 200 scientific publications, Dr Gonzalez has developed a model for therapeutic intervention based on pioneering experimental science, innovative theories of disease development, and clinical research. In this interview Dr Gonzalez shares how is work has evolved, explores areas of particular relevance such as carcinogenesis and mitochondrial function, and provides us with important scientific and clinical insights.   Further reading:   González MJ, et al. Metabolic correction: a functional biochemical mechanism against disease--Part 1: concept and historical background. P R Health Sci J. 2015 Mar;34(1):3-8.

Mar 2019

44 min 30 sec

Dr. Felice Gersh is Board Certified in OB/GYN, completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona School of Medicine, and is Director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine. As physician teacher Dr Gersh served as Assistant Clinical Professor of OB/GYN at Keck USC School of Medicine for 12 years. An internationally recognized pioneer in integrative women’s health, Dr Gersh covers the remarkable role of Circadian Rhythm in PCOS and its relevance to the microbiome, nutritional medicine, time restricted eating, and fasting, with hope for more advanced and compassionate patient care.   Further reading:   Dr. Felice Gersh. PCOS SOS. (new book available early 2019). Visit www.felicelgershmd.com for more information.

Dec 2018

50 min 35 sec

Ray Griffiths obtained his Masters in Personalised Nutrition from Middlesex University where his work focused on the role that mitochondria play in Parkinson’s disease. Ray is author of the reference text; Mitochondria in Health and Disease: Personalized Nutrition for Healthcare Practitioners. As a Registered Nutritionist and Lecturer, Ray has been researching and practicing nutrition for over 20 years and lecturing for over 10 years. In this revealing and insightful interview, we bring to life the dynamic world of the mitochondria, explore their relevance to our health, and discus the role of nutrition and lifestyle medicine in improving mitochondrial function. Further reading:   Griffiths, R. Mitochondria in Health and Disease: Personalized Nutrition for Healthcare Practitioners (Personalized Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine for Healthcare Practitioners). Singing Dragon. 2018.

Dec 2018

55 min 55 sec

Dr. Alan Gaby received his M.D. from the University of Maryland, was in private practice for 19 years, specializing in nutritional medicine, professor of nutrition at Bastyr University, and is author of several books and publications, including his remarkable and essential textbook Nutritional Medicine. In this interview we dive deep into the science and explore controversies surrounding the use, safety and efficacy of folate and vitamin D including the clinical relevance of blood testing and nutrigenomics. Further reading: Alan R. Gaby. Nutritional Medicine (second edition). Fritz Perlberg Publishing. 2017. https://doctorgaby.com

Dec 2018

41 min 20 sec

Dr. Chevalier is a core faculty member and former director of research at the California Institute for Human Science in Encinitas, California, and Director of the Earthing Institute. His background in physics led him to studying the effects of bioelectrical changes generated by Earthing or Grounding on human physiology. In this spectacular interview we explore the remarkable science of earthing, how it influences our physiology, and its important implications for our health.   Further reading:   Sinatra ST, et al. Electric Nutrition: The Surprising Health and Healing Benefits of Biological Grounding (Earthing). Altern Ther Health Med. 2017 Sep;23(5):8-16.   www.earthinginstitute.net

Nov 2018

45 min 33 sec

Dr. Haines Ely, MD is a board-certified dermatologist, researcher, clinician and Clinical Professor UC Davis University of California Davis School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology. In this remarkable interview, Dr. Ely takes us on a journey that connects dots between nutrition, gastroenterology, microbiology, cardiology, hepatology, immunology and dermatology. His extensive experience and novel discoveries in these diverse fields help us understand what’s causing psoriasis and translate to effective treatments.     Further reading: Ely PH. Is psoriasis a bowel disease? Successful treatment with bile acids and bioflavonoids suggests it is. Clin Dermatol. 2018 May - Jun;36(3):376-389.

Jul 2018

36 min 43 sec

Dr. James Greenblatt is a leading expert in eating and mood disorders and a pioneer of nutritional medicine for mental health. For the last three decades, Dr. Greenblatt has devoted his career to educating clinicians and patients in the role of integrative medicine and nutrition in the treatment mental illness. Dr. Greenblatt has published several books, including recently The Breakthrough Depression Solution 2nd eds. (2016) and Nutritional Lithium: The Cinderella Story (2016). He currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA and serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine. Further reading: Greenblatt  J,Grossmann K. Nutritional Lithium: A Cinderella Story: The Untold Tale of a Mineral That Transforms Lives and Heals the Brain. 2016.

May 2018

31 min 6 sec

Lucille Leader is an expert on the personalized nutritional management of Parkinson’s disease and a pioneer of true integrative care for neurodegenerative illness. She is the Nutrition Director of the London Pain Relief and Nutritional Support Clinic at The Highgate Hospital, Special Section for Parkinson’s Disease, co-author and editor of several books, recipient of numerous awards, council member for the food and health forum at the Royal Society of Medicine, has published peer-reviewed research, and lectures internationally. Lucille shares with us her unique clinical approach while exploring the importance of nutritional biochemistry and multi-disciplinary medical collaboration.   Further reading: Leader G, Leader L. Parkinson’s Disease Reducing Symptoms with Nutrition and Drugs. Third Edition. 2017. Denor Press.

Apr 2018

1 hr 3 min

Angela Walker has specialized in the management of chronic fatigue working at the award-winning Optimum Health Clinic. Angela delivers workshops and coaching in sustainable high performance to leaders all over the world, has taught at BSc level, and trained other practitioners on the use of functional laboratory testing. More recently, her focus is on applying a systems biology and functional medicine-based approach to accessible, patient-centered care for healthy brain ageing. In this podcast, we explore the challenges of clinical practice and share her vision for the future.

Mar 2018

48 min 29 sec

Angelique Panagos is author of The Balance Plan: Six Steps to Optimize your Hormonal Health and specialises in nutritional and lifestyle based approaches to women’s health. We explore how diet can have a profound influence on hormonal balance and lead to the development of a wide range of symptoms and illnesses, such as emotional, reproductive, fertility and other issues. Also, we cover some of the big underlying topics that are at the root of hormonal imbalance, including dietary factors, blood sugar imbalance, toxic exposure, stress and poor sleep. Visit: angeliquepanagos.com Further reading: Angelique Panagos. The Balance Plan: Six Steps to Optimize your Hormonal Health. Aster. 2017. Links:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angeliquepanagos/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/apnutrition Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angeliquepanagosnutritionist/

Jan 2018

57 min 8 sec

Eleanor Rogan has been involved in ground breaking research that has helped uncover a preventable cause of cancer development related to unbalanced estrogen metabolism. Her early work on tumor initiation by catechol quinones of estrogens established a unified mechanism for the development of breast, prostate and other human cancers. This work has recently resulted in tests that will help with early detection, and chemoprevention with natural substances such as resveratrol, n-acetylcystiene and functional medicine-based clinical interventions. Further reading: Cavalieri E, & Rogan E. The molecular etiology and prevention of estrogen-initiated cancers. Mol. Aspects Med., 36:1-55, 2014.  Muran PJ, Muran SY, Beseler CL, et al. Breast health and reducing breast cancer risk: a functional medicine approach. J Altern Complement Med. 2015 Jun;21(6):321-6.

Nov 2017

42 min 7 sec

Dr. Nalini Chilkov is a leading authority and pioneer in the field of Integrative Cancer Care, cancer prevention, and immune enhancement and Founder of the American Institute of Integrative Oncology Research & Education. In this remarkable interview, we explore the “tumour microenvironment” and how environmental, lifestyle, nutritional and physiological factors influence cancer development from a practical and actionable perspective. We also explore her vision for integrative care, including empowering patients and clinician’s in evidence-based cancer prevention. Visit aiiore.com/ben & IntegrativeCancerAnswers.com.

Oct 2017

48 min 43 sec

Dr. Artemis P. Simopoulos is responsible for some of the most innovative and unique research on evolutionary aspects of diet and essential fatty acids, including historical changes in the omega-3/ omega-6 ratio and its influence on our physiology and disease risk. She has also been a pioneer in a wide variety of diverse but related topics, such as novel sources of omega 3, phytochemicals, and nutrigenomics. This remarkable interview explores her discoveries, debunks nutritional dogma, and paves a way for ‘healthy agriculture, healthy nutrition, and healthy people.’ Further reading: Simopoulos AP. An Increase in the Omega-6/Omega-3 Fatty Acid Ratio Increases the Risk for Obesity. Nutrients. 2016 Mar 2;8(3):128.

Oct 2017

55 min 57 sec

Professor Richard G. Stevens pioneered the link between electric light at night, circadian disruption and breast cancer. Since this discovery his work has focused on the electric light pollution in modern environments and its influence on our sleep/wake cycle and physiology. Professor Stevens is questioning to what extent circadian disruption compromises human health and accounts for modern pandemics of chronic diseases such as breast and prostate cancers, obesity, diabetes and depression. Further reading:  Stevens RG, Zhu Y. Electric light, particularly at night, disrupts human circadian rhythmicity: is that a problem? Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2015 May 5;370(1667).

Sep 2017

40 min 22 sec

Angela specialises in fertility, hormones and pregnancy care viewing the dynamic interplay of genes, physiology and environment from a very personalized, humanistic perspective. In this podcast, we explore how approaching fertility and hormonal issues such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) with functional medicine, nutrition and lifestyle medicine can get to the root cause of health problems.

Aug 2017

50 min 35 sec

Bharat B. Aggarwal, PhD is one of the early pioneers of research into turmeric and curcumin and has published over 500 peer-reviewed original research papers. He provides remarkable insights into the clinical use of turmeric including controversies around absorption, metabolism and biological effects. We also explore clinical insights based on traditional uses of healing spices as foods.     Further reading: Kunnumakkara AB, et al. Curcumin, the golden nutraceutical: multitargeting for multiplechronic diseases. Br J Pharmacol. 2017 Jun;174(11):1325-1348. Aggarwal BB, et al. Curcumin-free turmeric exhibits anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities: Identification of novel components of turmeric. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2013 Sep;57(9):1529-42.

Jun 2017

44 min 48 sec

Professor Stig Bengmark is a world leading surgeon whose early observations on the gut microbiota led him to ground breaking work on pre and probiotics. His research more recently focuses on the ability of traditional diets, periodic fasting, phytonutrients and other clinical nutrition-based interventions to reduce inflammation, prevent disease and improve health. Further reading: Bengmark S. Obesity, the deadly quartet and the contribution of the neglected  daily organ rest - a new dimension of un-health and its prevention. Hepatobiliary Surg Nutr. 2015 Aug;4(4):278-88.    TWELVE COMMANDMENTS Limit/eliminate sugars, especially fructose, and sugar-like foods: bread, pizza, pasta, polished rice, warm cooked potato & tubers. Cool before eating. Limit/eliminate diary products. Limit red meat to 300 g/week. Avoid processed meat, pig meat, beef from supplement-fed animals and farmed fish. Focus on wild fish, game meat and beef from grass-fed animals. Limit/eliminate intake of long-chain fatty acids and processed oils. Focus on plant fats such as cocos and avocado. Eliminate foods containing inflammation-inducing proteins: casein (diary), gluten (wheet, rye, barley) och zein (corn). Limit/eliminate heat-induced inflammation-inducing proteins – glycated and lipoxidated products - foods heated above 120-130 degree C. Avoid exposure to microbial toxins such as endotoxin, pesticides and other poisons. Limit your sodium & chloride salt intake - increase the intake of iodine. Avoid fluoride, bromide and reduce chloride. Limit/eliminate as much as possible exposure to chemicals including pharmaceutical drugs. Focus on plant foods rich in proteins, fibres, antioxidants. Use grains such as amaranth, durrah, teff, quinoa, various seeds, peas, beans, lentils, almonds and nuts. Germinate/sprout seeds,peas, beans, lentils, almonds and nuts for 12-24 hours. Let the majority of your food (about 80 %) be fresh raw vegetables and fruits with low glycemic index, and anti-inflammatory spices and teas such as puerh, yerba & olive. Supplement Vitamin D, omega3, turmeric and probiotics – the four corner stones of antiinflammation. Supplement also iodine as KJ or Kelp. Practise daily fasting as Peak fasting (intake of calories 6/24 hours) either as SKIPPING BREAKFAST (no food before noon) or SKIPPING DINNER (no food after 14 pm) ANTI‐INFLAMMATORY TURMERIC COCKTAIL ½ ‐ 1 glass fruit juice 1 heapedl tablespoon turmeric powder 1 heaped teaspoon Ceylon Cinnamon – OBS! Not Saigon cinnamon (toxic) ¼ teaspoon or more chilipeppar (Cayenne) powder ¼ teaspoon or more ground cloves ½ ‐ 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon lime or lemon juice

May 2017

46 min 4 sec

Professor Helene McNulty is a world-leading scientist pioneering personalised nutrition, particularly related to folate, metabolically related B vitamins, nutrient-gene interactions and disease risk. She discusses her ground-breaking work on MTHFR 677TT genotype, riboflavin and blood pressure and the wider implications for clinical practice and public health. Further reading: McNulty H, et al. Riboflavin, MTHFR genotype and blood pressure: A personalized approach to prevention and treatment of hypertension. Mol Aspects Med. 2017 Feb;53:2-9

May 2017

1 hr 9 min

Doctor Rupy Aujla from The Doctors Kitchen shares his personal journey into nutrition and lifestyle medicine and how he is using grass-roots initiatives to inspire patients, the community, and medical professionals to bring nutrition to the forefront of healthcare.  

Apr 2017

40 min 44 sec

Deborah Colson, Nutritional Therapist and specialist in nutritional support for mental health and well-being explores the evolution of nutritional psychiatry, the clinical practice of nutrition for mental health, and the role of nutritional therapy in integrative healthcare today.

Apr 2017

52 min 58 sec

Explore the science and art of colour, phytonutrients and healing through the unique view of Dr Deanna Minich. The health enhancing power of phytonutrients can be harnessed through practical, individualised strategies that bridge divides between traditional healing, modern science and functional medicine. 

Mar 2017

46 min 9 sec

Viral infections may underlie otherwise "unexplained illness" and autoimmune diseases. Understanding the features of viral infection, functional testing and management approaches could provide a unique opportunity for personalized nutritional and lifestyle interventions. 

Mar 2017

54 min 10 sec

Nutritional therapy and functional medicine provide an opportunity to help manage people with gastrointestinal disorders, including inflammatory bowel disease, in a way that is personalised and gets to the root cause of the problem. 

Mar 2017

56 min 18 sec