Restorative Medicine Digest

Summer Issue 2019

Dr. Jorge Miranda Massari Discusses IV Vitamin C

There comes a point when you can safely taper down the intensity of the treatments, but you have to be at a level in which you feel comfortable, you have control over the disease. Of course, you do that within a framework where you have an integrated treatment plan and you’re treating everything you find that is related to the disease. Even though vitamin C is one of the most potent therapies, obviously that’s not the only therapy you use. read more »

Gordon Saxe, MD Focuses on Diet in Integrative Oncology

In a situation where a patient is doing watchful waiting, why not enhance their watchful period with optimizing their diet and nutrition, and potentially reducing their likelihood of having the cancer progress? In that situation the only side effects of proper dietary changes are good ones, such as reducing the likelihood of comorbidities like diabetes, obesity, or heart disease. read more »

Donald Abrams, MD on Cannabis and Cancer

Our endogenous cannabinoid system probably helps modulate our response to pain. The largest evidence base for this in the literature is for neuropathic pain, not necessarily chemo-induced neuropathy, but HIV neuropathy and even a small study in diabetic neuropathy. In animal models, laboratory cannabinoids seem to not only treat but also prevent chemotherapy-induced neuropathy caused by the vinca alkaloids, taxanes, and platinums, which are the three main classes of chemotherapy agents. In addition, insomnia seems to be something that both THC and CBD may be able to address. read more »

Integrative Oncologist Dawn Lemanne, MD Discusses Ketogenic Diets

My experience has been that most patients take to fasting very well, and they often want to do more than I want them to do. Fasting becomes, for most people, much easier the more they do it. Once you've up-regulated the enzymes that allow you to tap into your fat reserves for fuel, it becomes easier. The first couple of days are the hardest, especially for someone new to fasting. For people who are on a vegetarian diet, or another type of diet very high in carbohydrates, it will be harder to get into ketosis, which is when the engines of fasting rev up and you start feeling a little bit better. But people who have been on a ketogenic diet or who are experienced fasters will be able to metabolize fat pretty easily, and will slip into the fasting mode quite quickly. read more »

A Unique Approach to Thyroid Disorders: Interview with Kent Holtorf, MD

Most Hashimoto’s patients do not have typical antibodies. They have antibodies against their pituitary, but it’s an activating antibody, and so it lowers TSH. I’ve found that giving thyroid hormone results in a better outcome than lowering the antibodies. In my talk I’ll explain why T3 is far superior for patients with Hashimoto’s. read more »

Spring Issue 2019

The Emergency Doctor Who Teaches Herbal Medicine

There was a lot of focus on the disease process and not necessarily on how to get to the root of the disease where real healing begins. I remember also having this thought that if all the pharmacists suddenly disappeared would I still be a healer? I couldn’t articulate it back then or wrap my mind around what I see now, which is that big Pharma is big business and they essentially hijacked our profession. I went into medicine to be a beneficial presence on this planet and I want to help, to alleviate suffering. read more »

Clinical Pearls for Testing and Prescribing Hormones

I’ll always do blood testing for thyroid, but in terms of the sex hormones I test the urine for hormone metabolites and look at how the body is processing everything. Blood tests are good if you want to get test results back really quickly if you’re trying to adjust a treatment plan quickly.  I think progesterone levels are really hard to measure in any kind of test, but I probably utilize urine and blood testing the most often. read more »

Dr. Low Dog’s Wisdom for Clinicians

The reality is that so much of what people are living with today is the result of a highly stressed lifestyle, a nutritionally depleted diet, not much physical activity, a lot of emphasis on image and a decline in social communities and social networks. This is what drives much of the disease that we see today. read more »

Dr. Lindrooth’s Autoimmune Disease Case Study

I think many natural health practitioners find they get a similar kind of patient. And that is the patient who has been through the route of conventional medicine and they haven’t gotten answers. So, they’re kind of mystery patients. My personal theory about them is that they have some sort of autoimmune dysregulation. read more »

Chris Hobbs, PhD Shares Cardiovascular Herb Tips

Rauwolfia and Convallaria are very potent and effective herbs for hypertension and congestive heart failure. I think of two major guidelines: one is always start with the lowest recommended dose for a week or so to see how the patient responds. Secondly, it’s always very important, if you’re using something like Rauwolfia... read more »

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