Fx Medicine Podcast Central

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FX Medicine is at the forefront of ensuring functional and integrative medicine gains the recognition it deserves and ultimately establishes itself as an integral part of standard medical practice. Our podcasts are designed to promote research and evidence based therapeutic practises, acting as a progressive force for change and improvement in patient health and wellbeing.

Episodes

  • Working with the Paediatric Patient with Kate Holm

    16/06/2021

    What are some of the differences when it comes to treating children and adolescents versus adults? Today Naturopath and Nutritionist Kate Holm discusses the differences around case tasking, dosing of supplements and herbal remedies, and pathology testing in children, as well as how to navigate the family dynamic and how to evaluate developmental milestones. Find today's transcript and show notes here: https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/podcast/working-paediatric-patient-kate-holm *****DISCLAIMER: The information provided on FX Medicine is for educational and informational purposes only. The information provided is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional advice or care. Please seek the advice of a qualified health care professional in the event something you learn here raises questions or concerns regarding your health.*****

  • Parasites: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly with Dr Mark Donohoe

    09/06/2021

    Are all parasites bad for us? Not necessarily. Dr Mark Donohoe returns to FX Medicine to discuss all things parasites, from treatments using helminths, to why clinical trials using parasites might be flawed, why we should think twice before trying to “wipe out” a parasitic infection, and how some parasites have evolved alongside humans to be a benefit, rather than a detriment to our health. Find today's transcript and show notes here: https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/podcast/parasites-good-bad-ugly-dr-mark-donohoe *****DISCLAIMER: The information provided on FX Medicine is for educational and informational purposes only. The information provided is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional advice or care. Please seek the advice of a qualified health care professional in the event something you learn here raises questions or concerns regarding your health.*****

  • Endometriosis Research: Where Do We Stand? with Dr Mike Armour

    02/06/2021

    Endometriosis affects an estimated 1 in every 10 women, many of whom suffer chronic pain. Despite the severity of this pain, sufferers often have to forgo strong pain medication, due to side effects resulting in them unable to function in their daily lives. So what are the alternatives, and how can natural health practitioners help? Dr Mike Armour returns to FX Medicine today to discuss his research into endometriosis pain relief, updating us on the various trials he is running, which include herbal medicine, cannabis and acupuncture. Find today's transcript and show notes here: https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/podcast/endometriosis-research-where-do-we-stand-dr-mike-armour *****DISCLAIMER: The information provided on FX Medicine is for educational and informational purposes only. The information provided is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional advice or care. Please seek the advice of a qualified health care professional in the event something you learn here raises questions or conce

  • Histamine, Homocysteine and Health with Joanne Kennedy

    26/05/2021

    Gut issues are a major driver of low homocysteine and high histamine in many of our clients. But what other conditions might result in this scenario, and how does it affect our health in other ways? In this new episode, Naturopath Joanne Kennedy takes us through the ins and outs of the biochemistry of histamine and homocysteine in the body, including how too much or too little of either of these can present in patients, what blood tests she recommends and why it is so important to test homocysteine in anyone who comes into our clinics with an inflammatory condition, and why we need to be cautious in prescribing methylated B vitamins to clients in these cases. Find today's transcript and show notes here: https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/podcast/histamine-homocysteine-and-health-joanne-kennedy *****DISCLAIMER: The information provided on FX Medicine is for educational and informational purposes only. The information provided is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional advice or care. Pleas

  • Clinical Pearls of Thyroid Assessment with Natalie Douglas

    19/05/2021

    Your patient has a thyroid issue, but why has it developed in the first place? This is the important question Nutritionist and Dietician Natalie Douglas always asks when she treats a patient with thyroid dysfunction. In this episode loaded with practical clinical advice and tips, Natalie takes us through using pathology to help identify and treat thyroid dysfunction and Hashimoto’s disease, including what tests to use, what certain results might indicate, common signs and symptoms that indicate testing might be appropriate, and the importance of taking a thorough and complete patient history. Find today's transcript and show notes here: https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/podcast/clinical-pearls-thyroid-assessment-natalie-douglas *****DISCLAIMER: The information provided on FX Medicine is for educational and informational purposes only. The information provided is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional advice or care. Please seek the advice of a qualified health care professional in the

  • Unravelling Complicated Cases of IBS with Maria Allerton (née Shaflender)

    12/05/2021

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning all other digestive tract conditions must be ruled out first. But what happens when patients receive a diagnosis yet still get little relief of symptoms? That’s where Nutritionist Maria Allerton’s (née Shaflender) expertise and passion lies, in treating complicated cases of IBS. In this episode she discusses a variety of contributing factors and treatment options for this syndrome, including the challenges of getting an IBS diagnosis, how antibiotics can contribute, the importance of testing during treatment, and how things like hypnotherapy and nutrition together can reduce symptoms and improve a patient’s quality of life. Find today's transcript and show notes here: https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/podcast/unravelling-complicated-cases-ibs-maria-allerton *****DISCLAIMER: The information provided on FX Medicine is for educational and informational purposes only. The information provided is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for p

  • Neurobehavioural Issues in Children with Kate Holm

    05/05/2021

    What are some treatment approaches to addressing neurobehavioural issues in children and how long does it take for us to see results? Naturopath and Nutritionist Kate Holm joins us today to discuss neural behavioural issues in children including what cravings might indicate, options for non-invasive testing, how to balance family dynamics that come along with having a child with a neurobehavioral condition, and the various best practices for treatments including, diet, supplementation and treating the whole person. Find today's transcript and show notes here: https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/podcast/neurobehavioural-issues-children-kate-holm *****DISCLAIMER: The information provided on FX Medicine is for educational and informational purposes only. The information provided is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional advice or care. Please seek the advice of a qualified health care professional in the event something you learn here raises questions or concerns regarding your hea

  • Navigating Conversations Around Dying Well with Dr Mark Donohoe

    28/04/2021

    What does it mean to “die well?” How do we have these conversations with our loved ones and our patients? This week we are joined once again by Dr Mark Donohoe who helps us tackle this difficult and moving topic. He and Andrew discuss how the modern medical approach to dying can be improved, how to help patients through a terminal diagnosis, why it’s important to have an end of life plan, and how we as natural healthcare practitioners can be a major part of the conversation between patients and the rest of their healthcare team in this area. Find today's transcript and show notes here: https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/podcast/navigating-conversations-around-dying-well-dr-mark-donohoe *****DISCLAIMER: The information provided on FX Medicine is for educational and informational purposes only. The information provided is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional advice or care. Please seek the advice of a qualified health care professional in the event something you learn here raises ques

  • Drug-Nutrient Interactions with Yvonne Coleman

    21/04/2021

    Did you know that in addition to the active ingredients in a drug, its excipients can also greatly impact a patient’s nutritional health or cause side effects? With more and more patients being prescribed multiple medications it’s becoming increasingly important for every practitioner to have resources to help identify potential interactions. Today we are joined by Yvonne Coleman, a dietitian specialising in aged care who has investigated and created a vast compendium of drug-nutrient interactions for practitioners. She takes us through some of the issues in determining what these interactions might be, such as the limitations of pathology testing, as well as some of the most common drugs that affect nutritional status. Find today's transcript and show notes here: https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/podcast/drug-nutrient-interactions-yvonne-coleman *****DISCLAIMER: The information provided on FX Medicine is for educational and informational purposes only. The information provided is not, nor is it inte

  • Pharmacies: the New Hub for Healthcare? with Julie Seamer

    12/04/2021

    These days we can walk right into a supermarket or pharmacy and get herbs and supplements off the shelves without a prescription from a doctor or natural health practitioner. But with so many people taking multiple drugs and supplements, how do we ensure what they are taking is safe?Pharmacists have the benefit of having a patient’s medications and possible interactions right at their fingertips, but could they do more? What if the pharmacy became the new hub for healthcare? Naturopath Julie Seamer believes not only is it possible to create a new model of health care where pharmacists, doctors and natural health practitioners can co-manage patients together, but that it will result in the best possible outcomes for our patients.Listen in as she shares some insights from her time working as a naturopath in a pharmacy, as well as how to empower patients to invest in their own health by listening to the ‘whispers’ of their body - before those whispers turn into screams. Julie also discusses her special interest

  • Supporting Patients Through Cognitive Decline with Christine Pope

    06/04/2021

    What are some of the major risk factors for developing cognitive decline and how does the ReCODE protocol developed by Dr Dale Bredesen help improve patients with this condition?In today’s episode, Naturopath and Nutritionist Christine Pope discusses what got her interested in treating patients with cognitive decline, the importance of fish oil and other supplements and dietary changes in combating this condition, and what she’s learned from implementing the ReCODE protocol with her own patients.She also talks about her involvement with ATMS, and the upcoming Natural Medicine Week in May.Find today's transcript and show notes here: https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/podcast/supporting-patients-through-cognitive-decline-christine-pope*****DISCLAIMER: The information provided on FX Medicine is for educational and informational purposes only. The information provided is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional advice or care. Please seek the advice of a qualified health care professional in the ev

  • Breaking Down the Estrobolome with Moira Bradfield

    30/03/2021

    The Estrobolome is the totality of all metabolism and conditions related to oestrogen. From common complaints such as acne to devastating oestrogen-driven conditions, the estrobolome is sensitive to external factors, which Moira Bradfield is expert in managing. In today's podcast, we delve into the substrates, biochemistry and naturopathic management of oestrogen-related conditions. Moira shows us how to assess and test for issues, and how we can effectively balance the estrobolome to bring about positive changes in oestrogen metabolism. Find today's transcript and show notes here: https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/podcast/breaking-down-estrobolome-moira-bradfield *****DISCLAIMER: The information provided on FX Medicine is for educational and informational purposes only. The information provided is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional advice or care. Please seek the advice of a qualified health care professional in the event something you learn here raises questions or concerns regarding

  • Controversies in Nutrition with Dr Alan Gaby

    24/03/2021

    With so many opinions from well-meaning but perhaps over-zealous clinicians, it's important to keep a level head and to be skeptical enough to check that things are how they seem. This is where Dr Alan Gaby's expertise lies in debunking myths, exposing unsafe dosages and educating us on the misinterpretation of research. From his commonsense approach to Iodine dosing to the medical uses of high-dose B6, Dr Gaby is someone you want on your side as an advocate when faced with those who refute ANY efficacy of supplements. Listen in as we divulge just some of the true hero supplements and debunk a few more myths along the way. Find today's show notes and transcript here: https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/podcast/controversies-nutrition-dr-alan-gaby *****DISCLAIMER: The information provided on FX Medicine is for educational and informational purposes only. The information provided is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional advice or care. Please seek the advice of a qualified health care profess

  • Clinical Interpretation of Oestrogen Metabolites with Beth Bundy

    18/03/2021

    We are well aware of the normal, beneficial actions of oestrogens for both women and men, but what about negative actions? And is this a component of their normal biochemistry? Or are the negative actions more to do with aberrations in how we biotransform these vital hormones?Firstly, notice there's PLURAL when referring to oestrogens. They are not a single entity and the various oestrogens have multiple, even contradictory actions. Moreover, how does the body handle these powerful hormonal messengers once their job is done? Certainly, the evidence on oestrogen metabolism with relation to hormonally-driven cancers is far from unambiguous!Today, we speak with Beth Bundy, our regular guest on FX Medicine Podcast, to discuss just what's going on with oestrogens, what the evidence suggests may be going wrong with their metabolism, what this means for patients whose risk may be elevated, and how we can best help patients to minimise this risk.Listen in as Beth takes us into the tangled web of oestrogen metabolism

  • Preconception Healthcare: Clinical Insights & Emerging Evidence with Rhiannon Hardingham

    10/03/2021

    What is the evidence for preconception care, and why is this so important for naturopathic practitioners to understand? Infertility rates are rising in almost all developed nations, including Australia, where approximately 1 in 6 couples struggle to conceive within 1 year. Furthermore, the number of couples seeking help from complementary medicine practitioners is increasing as well. Today’s guest, Naturopath and Nutritionist Rhiannon Hardingham discusses the details of evidence-based preconception care, including why it is so important both during and before IVF, how toxins influence fertility and the benefits and contraindications of various supplemental and herbal treatments and when to use them. She also talks about how to work with doctors and other medical and complementary practitioners as part of a team approach to infertility. Find today’s show notes and transcript here: https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/podcast/preconception-healthcare-clinical-insights-emerging-evidence-rhiannon-hardingham *****DISCLAI

  • Life After Cancer Treatment with Tanya Wells

    15/12/2020

    “No Evidence of Disease,” or N.E.D, are the words that any cancer patient longs for once they've undergone their relevant cancer therapy. But then, what comes next? Naturopathy and functional medicine have a lot to offer oncology patients, regardless of the phase of treatment they're in. Today we are joined by Tanya Wells, a naturopath whose expertise is in designing integrative oncology programs that utilise the best evidence-based complementary therapies to support conventional treatments. She discusses the full gamut of ways to support cancer patients once they have finished treatment, from how to provide continuity of care between visits with their oncologist and general practitioners, to the importance of psychological and emotional support, to preventing recurrence. Find today's show notes and transcript here: https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/podcast/life-after-cancer-treatment-tanya-wells *****DISCLAIMER: The information provided on FX Medicine is for educational and informational purposes on

  • How Sugar Influences Female Fertility with Georgia Marrion

    14/12/2020

    It's well established that sugar impacts metabolic health, but have you considered the impact to fertility? Naturopath Georgia Marrion delights in untangling complex biochemical pathways and creating education for both her peers and patients, that helps digest complicated clinical and research data into usable chunks of wisdom. In today's episode, Georgia joins us to share her insights into how sugar might be an overlooked sniper in women's health, impacting hormonal and metabolic pathways leading to problems such as infertility, PMS and PCOS. Georgia takes us through how sugar can impact and crossover into multiple body systems and why it needs to be a discussion point for patients on a fertility journey. Georgia also shares how she tackles this in her practice from dietary guidance to key supplements and herbs she uses to support patients. Find today's show notes and transcript here: https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/podcast/how-sugar-influences-female-fertility-georgia-marrion *****DISCLAI

  • Food As Medicine: The Science of the Olive Plant with Sarah Gray

    01/12/2020

    From herbalists to passionate foodies, the olive plant is widely regarded for both its delicious fare as well as its medicinal properties. So, how does one identify a good quality olive oil from those of lesser quality? What are the differences between olive oil, olive tapenade and olive leaf and what do these differences mean? What is the current research into olive oil and olive leaf telling us? If you've ever pondered these questions, with the help of Sarah Gray we dive deep into the world of the olive plant and unravel the science that makes this plant a champion when it comes to being a 'food-as-medicine'. Find today's show notes and transcript here: https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/podcast/food-medicine-science-olive-plant-sarah-gray *****DISCLAIMER: The information provided on FX Medicine is for educational and informational purposes only. The information provided is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional advice or care. Please seek the advice of a qualified health car

  • Evolutionary Medicine: Part 3 with Dr Mark Donohoe

    25/11/2020

    Do anxiety and depression have an evolutionary function? Why do we sleep? And is the explosion of neurological conditions we now see perhaps a result of selective processes?  In the third and final episode of the Evolutionary Medicine series, Dr Mark Donohoe dives into why dysfunction may be happening as a result of evolution occurring faster than humans can adapt, resulting in widespread depression, anxiety, sleep disorders and neurodiversity, and why it is important to take natural cycles and seasons into account when treating patients, rather than offering therapies designed merely to cover them up.  Using Dr Donohoe's functional approach to symptomatology, we'll delve into WHY the body responds to various disease states and how we can both assess and intervene to bring the patient back to normal functioning.  Find today's transcript and show notes here: https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/podcast/evolutionary-medicine-part-3-dr-mark-donohoe *****DISCLAIMER: The information provided on FX M

  • Evolutionary Medicine: Part 2 with Dr Mark Donohoe

    15/11/2020

    Are the genes that helped us survive in the past now working against our health in the present? In this second episode of a three-part series, Dr Mark Donohoe and Andrew continue the discussion of evolutionary medicine, exploring the rise of 'diabesity', the nuances of fertility and how the human condition builds resilience .  Find today's show notes and podcast transcript here: https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/podcast/evolutionary-medicine-part-2-dr-mark-donohoe *****DISCLAIMER: The information provided on FX Medicine is for educational and informational purposes only. The information provided is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional advice or care. Please seek the advice of a qualified health care professional in the event something you learn here raises questions or concerns regarding your health.*****

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