On this episode, Karolyn is joined by brain health researcher Dr. Deborah Yurgelun-Todd who is the director of the Nueroscience Initiative at the University of Utah. Dr. Yurgelun-Todd will discuss natural ways to protect and enhance brain function. She'll also discuss cutting-edge research involving the nutrient citicoline (brand name Cognizin).
Our guest for this discussion is Dr. Dana Cohen. Dr. Cohen’s passion for Integrative Medicine stems from her belief that medicine is an art, and a patient-centered, holistic approach is the vital first step on the path to overall health and wellness.
On this show, bodywork expert Tara Thompson Lewis will describe what bodywork is and how it can help correct pain, misalignment, and limited movement patterns. The Thompson Method of Bodywork employs methods to help release, re-balance, and rejuvenate. Bodywork is so much more than massage! Find out if bodywork may be a good fit for you.
Breast pain happens in many women. There are many reasons why women experience painful breasts – perhaps related to their menstrual cycle, or as a result of treatments for breast tumors. It is important to recognize breast pain because there are many integrative strategies for pain relief. Join us with guest, Dr. Jen Green, as we explore this important topic.
Feeling burnt out is not fun! Whether it's from a job, relationship, or dealing with an illness, feelings of burnout can negatively impact our mental, emotional and physical health. On this episode, radiation oncologist Matt Mumber, MD, shares information from lectures he's done to help doctors and patients alike break free from burnout.
Caregivers are among the most stressed individuals in the world. While caring for a loved one is a noble act of generosity, it can be absolutely debilitating to the caregiver’s own health and wellbeing. Join us with guest, Tamara Green, to discover ways to build wellness back into caregiving.
The Thoracic-POISE trial is largest-ever research trial on the combination of naturopathic and conventional treatment. This 11-year trial will study the impact of integrating naturopathic medicine, surgery, and oncology for people with lung, gastric and esophageal cancers. The lead investigator for this trial is Dugald Seely, ND. Join us to learn about this trial and what it has discovered already!
On this episode, art therapist and cancer survivor Stephanie McLeod-Estevez describes how art can help us heal from cancer, other illnesses, and trauma. Stephanie’s personal experiences of having breast cancer and caring for a loved one who died from breast cancer, have created a deep passion for her to help people recover from a body, mind, and spirit perspective. Find out how being creative can help you heal.
Rest and renewal. Doesn’t just reading those words make you feel more relaxed? Join us on Five to Thrive Live with guest Sera Fiana, diagnosed with a rare abdominal cancer in her 20’s, and now a Thriver who has learned the importance of rest to her health and wellness. Be ready to be inspired to slow down and renew yourself!
It's not always easy talking to doctors, especially when the topic is cancer. On this episode, Karolyn will talk to Ronald Hoffman, MD, who literally wrote the book on how to talk to your doctor. Dr. Hoffman will give practical advice to patients who want to improve communications with their healthcare team.
Are you having trouble implementing healthful dietary changes? What can you do to ensure that you are able to follow healthy dietary guidelines, and to prepare and cook nutrient dense meals despite your hectic lifestyle? Join us with guest Kirstin Nussgruber, certified nutritionist, to learn strategies for success in making dietary changes.
Racial/ethnic disparities in healthcare are widespread in the United States and are prevalent across healthcare organizations. Disparities exist in cancer screening as well as in clinical outcomes for various diseases. Join us with our guest, Dr. Ron Morton, Vice President Medical Affairs Urology and Pelvic Health at Boston Scientific and Chief Surgical Officer at American Medical Systems, as we discuss the challenge of racial and ethnic disparities and what is needed to make improvements.
On this episode, Karolyn will talk to two inspiring young breast cancer survivors, Stacy Gagas and Amanda Nixon. Find out how to best support the special needs of young survivors. Both Stacy and Amanda work with the Young Survival Coalition and will discuss their upcoming event that will be held in Orlando, Florida February 23-25. If you or someone you love is a young breast cancer survivor, you won't want to miss this show!
On this episode, Karolyn talks with health psychologist and behavioral modification expert Dr. Mark Aloia about how to positively and permanently create healthy habits. Dr. Aloia will share practical strategies that can help ensure success. If you're trying create healthy habits that stick, you won't want to miss this show!
On this episode, Karolyn talks with Bryan Fletcher about his experience as a childhood cancer survivor and what's it's like to go on to win an Olympic medal. Bryan is preparing to compete in this year's winter Olympics which begin on Friday, February 9th.
Plant-derived essential oils are one of the most powerful forms of natural medicine. Join us with our guest Carol Galanty as we explore the fascinating world of essential oils. You will learn which essential oils are best for nausea, fatigue, immunity and more!
The simple act of writing can have powerful health benefits. On this episode, radiation oncologist Dr. Matt Mumber will join Karolyn to discuss his own poetry writing experience, as well as some tips on how to incorporate a writing ritual into your healing process. Both Karolyn and Dr. Mumber are accomplished published authors who understand the power of the written word. Dr. Mumber will also read some of his poems so you won't want to miss this show!
On this episode, Karolyn will be joined by registered dietician Alice Bender who is also the Director of Nutrition Programs at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). Karolyn and Alice will discuss the 2017 Cancer Progress Report, as well as new research and projects taking place at the AICR.
Our guest for this discussion is Miriam Kalamian. Ms. Kalamian is a nutrition consultant, educator, and author specializing in the implementation of ketogenic therapies. Miriam draws on a decade of experience to provide comprehensive guidelines that specifically address the many diet and lifestyle challenges associated with a cancer diagnosis. Her work also includes integrating nutritional strategies with metabolic therapies and lifestyle modifications to develop personalized treatments that address a broad spectrum of conditions
We are in the midst of an opioid epidemic and in desperate need for effective alternatives. On this show, pain management expert and researcher Beth Darnall, PhD, will address this important issue and describe some of the effective alternatives she has featured in her impressive research work.
Diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions. On this episode, diabetes expert Dr. Mona Morstein will discuss her integrative approach to treating both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Morstein will also discuss her new book Master Your Diabetes which features The Eight Essentials plan. If you or someone you love is struggling with diabetes, you won't want to miss this show!
On this episode, Dr. Danielle Citrolo talks with Karolyn about the power of antioxidants. You'll learn what foods contain the most antioxidants, why antioxidants are so important to health, and what dietary supplements can also provide these benefits. As we move into cold and flu season, you won't want to miss this show!
Turmeric is emerging as one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory spices. Several studies have discovered the cancer prevention effects of curcumin, a component found in turmeric. Tonight, curcumin researcher and expert, Ajay Goel, PhD will share findings from his latest research on the cancer prevention effects of curcumin.Turmeric is emerging as one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory spices. Several studies have discovered the cancer prevention effects of curcumin, a component found in turmeric. Tonight, curcumin researcher and expert, Ajay Goel, PhD will share findings from his latest research on the cancer prevention effects of curcumin.
Vitamin E is actually a family of eight compounds, each with different actions. Perhaps the most potent member of the vitamin E family is delta-tocotrienol. Haven’t heard of this small but mighty molecule? Tune in to Five to Thrive Live with guest Dr. Barrie Tan to learn about how tocotrienols benefit our health.