Episode 2: Integrative Medicine with Dr. E. Konigsberg Part 2
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The Role of Food in Integrative Medicine
This is Part II of AFN’s interview with Dr. Esther Konigsberg, MD CCFP, where she discusses the role of food and nutrition in integrative medicine versus western medicine. While food and nutrition are often discussed in the context of maintaining general good health, what about food as medicine? Do students in medical school learn about nutrition? Diet changes to help with pain, inflammation and digestive problems are just a few of the topics discussed in this podcast. In this podcast you’ll hear:
1:50 – The large role of food and nutrition in integrative medicine
3:20 – Inflammation and diet
5:30 – Gluten-free diet
6:55 – Is diet and nutrition being taught in medical school?
11:50 – Dr. Konigsberg’s recommendations for educating current and future MD’s about nutrition
16:05 – Listen to your body
17:50 – The misinformation about soy
20:13 – Nutrition in the media
Episode I: Integrative Medicine with Dr. E. Konigsberg Part I
What is Integrative Medicine?
This is Part I of AFN’s interview with integrative medicine consultant Dr. Esther Konigsberg, MD CCFP. Dr. Konigsberg, whose teachers and mentors include Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. Andrew Weil, explains what integrative medicine is, why patients seek it out and how it fits in with an overall treatment plan. The podcast also explores whether western and alternative healthcare practitioners are really on opposite sides or is the landscape changing? This episode leads into Part II of the interview with Dr. Konigsberg which delves into the role of food and nutrition in integrative medicine. In this podcast you’ll hear:
2:15 – Why Dr. Konigsberg wanted to go to medical school and become a doctor
3:05 – Dr. Konigsberg’s experience in medical school
4:30 – Dr. Konigsberg’s pursuit of further education and her mentors
8:00 – Dr. Konigsberg’s views on evidenced-based medicine
10:00 – Benefits of Integrative Medicine
14:10 – Are western and alternative/complementary medicine practitioners still on ‘opposite sides’?
16:25 – What to look for in an alternative healthcare practitioner
18:10 – Integrative medicine in the U.S. v. Canada
Curious about what plant-based eating is all about? AFN’s latest podcast about plant-based eating is published! Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan or a meat eater interested in integrating more plant-based foods into your diet, there’s no question that plant-based has gone mainstream. But it’s more than just fruits and vegetables. A plant-based diet can include nuts, seeds, oils, whole grains, legumes and beans also. And it is not synonymous with being a vegan. Technically, a plant-based diet contains proportionately more foods from plant sources.
The stories and health struggles of Fay Knights and Ashley Swanson MPH, RDN, LDN are revealed in the podcast. After consulting with healthcare professionals and doing their own research on plant-based eating, they each decided to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diet and achieved positive results.
What you’ll hear:
- Fay’s story: Her mitochondrial disorder and why she changed to a more plant-based diet
- Ashley’s story: Her struggles with GI issues in her youth and being raised on an Indiana cattle farm, becoming a dietician but only later learning how to use food to heal herself
- How Fay and Ashley educated themselves
- How long did it take to start to see results?
- The good and the bad when introducing plant-based foods
- Is plant-based eating expensive?
- Kids and plant-based eating
- Food as medicine
- Baby steps to plant-based eating
Event and party planning can feel overwhelming, especially if there are guests with food restrictions. From wedding receptions to conferences to birthday parties, what can you do to keep your guests safe? What is the role of the guest in communicating their food needs? What should parents of allergic children do when their child is invited to a birthday party? Instead of getting stressed, get insightful tips in this podcast from award winning event planner Jodie Katz and registered dietician Ahuva Magder.
If you’re interested in a primer about the health benefits and risks of cannabis, this is a video podcast not to be missed. Host Tanya Allen interviews Dr. Danial Schecter, MD, a practicing family physician and co-founder of the Canabo Medical Clinic, and Stephanie Karasick, Founder & Chief Creative Officer at Strainprint Technologies.
To help you navigate this informative podcast, here’s a breakdown:
-What’s the evidence? (0:03:30)
-Stephanie’s personal journey (0:5:40)
-Cannabis for the over 50 demographic (0:12:30)
-What physicians can learn (0:14:15)
-Alternatives to smoking cannabis (vaporizers, edibles, oils) & what is decarboxylation? (0:19:47)
-Risks of edibles (0:26:12)
-How to find the optimal dose and avoid unwanted side effects – “Start low, go slow” (28:00)
-Different reasons people use cannabis (0:35:05)
-About the cannabis plant, our endocannabinoid system and homeostasis (0:35:28)
-The difference between THC and CBD (0:38:20)
-Treatment resistant epilepsy in children and CBD oil (0:42:00)
-The stigma (0:42:35)
-Studies looking at cannabis as a treatment for chronic pain, anxiety, cancer symptoms, PTSD, multiple sclerosis (0:45:00)
-Cannabis as an opioid replacement (0:49:00)
-The high risk youth population (0:51:55)
-Cannabis education (0:54:45)
-More on the edibles market (1:00:00)
Listen to “L’alimentation idéale pour un cerveau en santé” on Spreaker. Peu importe votre âge, il n’est jamais trop tôt ou trop tard pour commencer à manger de façon à soutenir nos fonctions cérébrales. Dans cette baladodiffusion, Dr. Guylaine Ferland, Ph.D. se joint à Stéphanie Julien, ND.A pour discuter de ce que nous devrions manger pour un cerveau en santé. À quel âge devrions-nous commencer et si nous le pouvons réellement, comment améliorer nos fonctions cognitives en changeant notre alimentation?
What is the emotional impact of living with food allergies? What are some coping strategies? In this podcast, registered dietician Ahuva Magder, and Natalie Rhone, Founder of the organization No Nuts 4 Me, discuss various emotional concerns for children and adults ranging from anxiety to bullying to feelings of isolation. Listen to this podcast, learn the true seriousness of food allergies, and empower yourself and your loved one to deal with them.