Category: Complementary & Integrative Medicine
Over 50 and getting too little sleep? You may be raising your risk of chronic disease.
A lot of people find it harder to get seven or eight hours of good sleep as they get older. But a recent study found that the impact of getting less than five hours of sleep a night once you’re older than 50 can have a significant impact on your overall health. The study, which... Read More
Integrative oncology helps people feel their best during cancer treatment
We talked with Dr. Chad Aschtgen, ND, FABNO, and Dr. Erica Joseph, ND, LAC, FABNO, two of the physicians at Seattle Integrative Oncology, about integrative cancer care. Dr. Aschtgen, founder of Seattle Integrative Oncology, is a board certified expert in naturopathic oncology. He received his doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University and is an... Read More
How does heart rate variability affect your health?
If you wear a fitness tracker, you may have noticed a category you’re not familiar with—heart rate variability (HRV). We talked with Brad S. Lichtenstein, ND, BCB, BCB-HRV, a member of our Medical Advisory Board, naturopathic physician, and a former professor and clinical faculty member at Bastyr University about what HRV is and how it... Read More
What is longevity medicine?
We talked with Dr. Erica Oberg, ND, MPH, an integrative and natural medicine specialist whose clinical practice focuses on preventing, reversing, and taming chronic disease, neuro-regeneration, and anti-aging. Dr. Oberg has practiced integrative and natural medicine for nearly 20 years and has held leadership positions in medical schools, NIH research, public health, and clinical practice.... Read More
A whole-person approach to treating depression
We talked with Dr. Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc, a naturopathic physician who specializes in treating patients with mental health conditions. Dr. Bongiorno graduated from Bastyr University and completed five years of training in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture. Before medical school, he researched as a pre-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland... Read More
Pioneering a new, individualized approach to medical cannabis treatment
We talked with Dr. Ben Caplan, one of the foremost doctors in the new field of cannabis medicine. A licensed, board-certified Doctor of Family Medicine, Dr. Caplan received his medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine and completed his residency in Family Medicine at the Boston Medical Center. For the past two decades, he... Read More
How to build resiliency and support better physical and mental wellbeing
We talked with Julie Wald, Founder and Chief Wellness Officer at Golden (formerly Namaste Wellness) about the role of resiliency in health and wellbeing. The company’s new name was inspired in part by the Japanese practice of Kintsugi, repairing and strengthening broken household items with gold. Ms. Wald has been a wellness practitioner for over... Read More
How working with a registered dietitian can help during cancer treatment
Nutrition can make a positive difference in the wellbeing of people who are undergoing cancer treatment. We talked with Ginger Hultin, MS, RDN, clinical dietitian and owner of the virtual private practices, Champagne Nutrition® and Seattle Cancer Nutritionist, to find out more about this topic. In addition to her work with patients, Ms. Hultin serves... Read More
Medical cannabis 101: A discussion with Dr. Caroline MacCallum
Medical cannabis has been legalized in all but 14 states in the U.S. and its use for treating a range of conditions is a growing topic of conversation in the medical community. We talked with Caroline MacCallum, MD, a specialist in internal medicine, with expertise in complex pain and cannabinoid medicine. Dr. MacCallum is the... Read More
Steps you can take to strengthen resiliency
As the pandemic continues, the level of continuing stress and uncertainty is taking its toll on mental and physical wellbeing. For many people, this stress is overlaid on other ongoing stresses in their lives, including the effects of systemic racism and prejudice against communities including people in the LGTBQ+ community and Asian and native communities,... Read More