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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.
 
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Dr. Nicola Gates, clinical neuropsychologist, researcher, and author, joins us in our podcast replay to discuss the important role of oestrogen throughout the lifespan, shining a spotlight on the menopausal transition. Commonly known for the vasomotor symptoms including hot flushes, insomnia, and weight gain, Nicola expands on the role of oestrogen…
 
Naturopath, Academic and Researcher, Ian Breakspear educates us on the properties and clinical benefits of Olive Leaf Extract in our latest podcast. Ian provides our ambassador, Dr. Damian Kristof with an insight into the upcoming research into the benefits of Olive Leaf Extract for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and cardiovascular health alongside its a…
 
Specialist reproductive health naturopath, Rhiannon Hardingham joins our ambassador, Emma Sutherland, to discuss the beneficial role of conventional pathology testing when working with hormones - beyond fertility and reproductive health. Rhiannon walks us through the benefits of both the day two and luteal phase hormone tests and how to use these t…
 
Dr. Joseph Firth joins our ambassador, Dr. Adrian Lopresti, to discuss the emerging field of lifestyle psychiatry. Adrian and Joseph discuss the importance of engaging specialists to support patients with lifestyle interventions, such as exercise physiologists and nutritionists, as a means to increase the health outcomes of the patient. Joseph shar…
 
Professor Craig Hassed and our ambassador, Dr. Michelle Woolhouse discuss the science of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI). Craig describes the research into PNI and how the mind connects with the nervous and immune systems in a bidirectional manner. We learn how stress, depression, and trauma impact the body at a DNA level and how this influences ageing…
 
Dr. Sanjeev Sharma joins our ambassador, Dr. Adrian Lopresti, for a discussion on supporting patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and the potential for stimulant and natural medicine to support these patients. Sanjeev shares with us the impact ADHD can have on the quality of life of an undiagnosed person with ADHD, in parti…
 
Dr. Michelle Jongenelis joins our ambassador, Dr. Adrian Lopresti as they discuss the role of the practitioner in supporting patients through lasting behaviour change. Michelle reminds us of the complexities of lasting behaviour change and provides steps for practitioners to follow to identify the stage of change your patient is at, identify their …
 
Carla Wrenn, naturopath and educator, provides us with her insights into the important role the integrative practitioner may play in wholistically supporting the oncology patient in our latest podcast. Having worked with our ambassador, Dr Michelle Woolhouse in a collaborative care model to support cancer patients, Carla describes how she supports …
 
Dr. Wayne Todd shares his insights into supporting patients with sympathetic nervous system dominance in the ‘flight and fight’ mode in our latest podcast. Wayne describes the physiological impact of sympathetic dominance and the repercussions of this if left unchecked. Of particular clinical benefit is the checklist that Wayne shares on how to ide…
 
Former Olympic and Commonwealth runner, Kate Smyth shares her knowledge on supporting athletes using naturopathic medicine with us. Combining on her own personal experience with her naturopathic knowledge, Kate and our ambassador Dr. Damian Kristof, discuss the challenges athletes face in maintaining nutritional adequacy when following specific die…
 
We revisit our podcast with James Maskell and our ambassador Michelle Woolhouse on the power of collaborative, group or community medicine and the role connection plays in healing. James shares with us the benefits group programs offer to both the patient and practitioner and how the connecting of individuals experiencing chronic health conditions …
 
In part two of our series on endometriosis, Professor Jon Wardle provides us with an update on endometriosis research including his work on the Endo at Work project, designed to identify the challenges faced by endometriosis patients in the workplace. Jon shares his motivations for transitioning into endometriosis research and how it aligns with hi…
 
In this podcast we speak with Natarsha Terreiro, an endometriosis patient, endo warrior and New South Wales coordinator of Endometriosis Australia, about her personal experience with endometriosis. Natarsha shares her symptoms, the process to diagnosis and how she manages her flare ups. Importantly, Natarsha shares her experience with the mental an…
 
In a world that has felt weighty in recent times, we shift the discussion towards the pursuit of happiness as Dr Timothy Sharp shares his knowledge on the principles of positive psychology. Tim shares his CHOOSE acronym with our ambassador, Dr Adrian Lopresti, that is designed to support you and your clients to not only reduce stress, anxiety and n…
 
With the start of the winter season and an abundance of viruses circulating in offices, schools and childcare, revisiting our incredibly informative podcast on immunity is timely. Professor Lesley Braun facilitates a conversation with our four ambassadors, Dr Adrian Lopresti, Dr Damian Kristoff, Emma Sutherland and Dr Michelle Woolhouse, all from d…
 
Dr. Gemma Sharp shares her knowledge on the origins of body image and the social and environmental influences on body image throughout the lifespan with our ambassador Dr. Michelle Woolhouse. Gemma is a clinical psychologist, founder, leader and senior research fellow of the Body Image Research Unit at The Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre. …
 
With high rates of chronic disease, mental health and less physical activity exacerbated by COVID lockdowns, exercise physiology is the focus of our latest podcast. Accredited exercise physiologist, Ben Southam and Dr. Damian Kristoff discuss opportunities to include exercise physiology in a collaborative care model for our patients. Ben and Damian…
 
In 2020, up to 15% of Australians aged between 16-85 year reported high or very high levels of psychological distress and 3.4 million people sought saw a health professional for mental health support. In our latest podcast, Professor Michael Berk and Dr. Adrian Lopresti share the latest research on the association between inflammation and mental he…
 
The World Health Organisation has suggested that between 10-50% of Australian buildings may be adversely impacted by the presence of mould. Consequently, mould-related illness or Chronic Inflammatory Respiratory Syndrome (CIRS) is something that practitioners are seeing an increase of in clinic – and we are aware of now more than ever on the back o…
 
With such high rates of fertility and inflammatory conditions associated with reproductive health, women’s health Dr. Andrea Huddleston is back talking with Dr. Damian Kristoff in this second part of our podcast series on the biomechanics of reproductive health covering the final of 5 ‘S’s’. In part 1 of our series, Andrea shared the ways that spin…
 
In part one of our two part podcast, Dr. Andrea Huddleston, naturopath and chiropractor and expert in women’s health and reproductive medicine, speaks with our ambassador Dr. Damian Kristoff about women’s health and reproductive dysfunction. Andrea shares two of her top five causative factors associated with hormonal dysfunction starting with stres…
 
Psychedelics are psychoactive plants that produce hallucinogenic or mind-altering effects and represent an emerging treatment protocol in the management of chronic and acute mental health conditions. We are in the midst of a mental health epidemic, and the need for more creative treatments is pressing. For years the psychedelic space was left to th…
 
Dr. Michelle Woolhouse speaks with Dr. Veronique Chachay on the history and metabolic benefits of intermittent fasting, calorie restriction and time restricted eating and the challenges associated with studying these protocols. Veronique elaborates on the various forms of intermittent fasting and their role in both metabolism and weight management …
 
Join renowned chiropractor and researcher Dr. Carlo Rinaudo as he explores the connection between the body, brain and our vestibular system and our capacity for neuroplasticity with our ambassador, Dr. Damian Kristof. Proprioception, the vestibular system and the senses inform the brain of the context of the body and Dr. Carlo shares with Damian th…
 
Dr Sinan Ali, academic and researcher in stress physiology and hormone analysis, joins our ambassador Dr. Adrian Lopresti to discuss the use of hormone and biomarker analysis for the management of mental health conditions. Together they discuss the benefits (and the down-side) of using blood, urine, salivary and hair testing techniques and their ap…
 
In this week’s timely podcast, Dr. Miranda Myles and our ambassador Emma Sutherland delve into the world of thyroid, liver and metabolic health as they discuss how to support clients experiencing metabolic imbalance. Dr. Miranda shares her clinical experience in identifying thyroid imbalances and how to determine what pathology tests are required a…
 
Join Dr. Michelle Woolhouse as she talks with gastroenterologist Dr. Pran Yoganathan about supporting clients through diet and lifestyle changes for better metabolic and digestive health. Understanding that current discourse around gut health, optimal diet and wellness is a complex, and confusing space, Dr. Pran Yoganathan focusses on simplifying d…
 
In this episode we take a deep dive into the Chiropractic world in our latest podcast with Dr. Damian Kristof and Dr. Kelly Holt, the current President of the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, renowned clinical researcher and PhD recipient. Damian and Kelly discuss the work Kelly is undertaking on the benefits of chiropractic treatments in the p…
 
In celebration of International Women’s Day, our ambassador Emma Sutherland revisits several of our recent podcasts featuring leading women practitioners and highlights the key clinical pearls that focus on supporting the health of the women in our lives. Find today's transcript and show notes here: https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/podcast/womens-heal…
 
In this week's podcast, Emma Sutherland and academic, Naturopath and Acupuncturist, Moira Bradfield Strydom join together to discuss Moira’s work on the genitourinary microbiome. Together they discuss the clinical challenges of treating recurrent thrush, bacterial vaginosis and the vaginal microbiome and touch on the influence of oestrogen and othe…
 
Dr. Adrian Lopresti talks with Dr. Judy Lovas, the Director of Art and Science of Relaxation and an expert on relaxation therapy in this week’s podcast. Together, they discuss techniques practitioners can adopt to support both themselves and their clients to reduce stress by adopting several relaxation techniques. Judy imparts her knowledge on the …
 
Immunity continues to be the single most significant issue in the global health sector. The team at FX recognise the importance of having a timely conversation on immunity and the unique opportunity we have to discuss this from the different modality perspectives of our four ambassadors. Facilitated by Professor Lesley Braun following her recent re…
 
The reputation of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) took a big hit following the release of the Women’s Health Initiative study, causing many women to abandon HRT. As a result, many women suffer debilitating, or life changing menopausal symptoms and increased cardiovascular and dementia risks. In this podcast, Dr Michelle Woolhouse interviews Profe…
 
How do we choose the right adaptogens for our patients? Dr. Adrian Lopresti and Naturopath and Herbalist Sophia Gerontakos discuss all things adaptogens - what they are, their mechanisms of action, how they affect the HPA axis, and best practices on prescribing them. Sophia also talks her findings from translating and studying Russian research on a…
 
How do we engage children during consults? What does it take to build a flourishing Naturopathic Paediatric practice? In today’s episode, Emma Sutherland and Kelly Gibson discuss their tips on how to successfully work with and treat paediatric patient, including how to engage and talk with kids, the key differences between age groups, and how to fo…
 
What do screen time, tummy time and pureed food all have in common? They can drastically affect a child’s neurodevelopmental milestones. In this episode Dr Damian Kristof and PhD Researcher in Early Childhood Development Dr Genevieve Keating dive deep into how we can optimise healthy neurodevelopment in children through facilitating a strong body-b…
 
Those of use in caring professions have a tendency to put our patients first in all situations. Over time this can lead to burnout and anxiety, and our own health and wellbeing begins to deteriorate. What are some strategies we can use to ensure we prevent ourselves from falling into this space? And if we do experience burnout, how do we climb back…
 
Emma Sutherland interviews powerhouse of knowledge and leader within the natural health industry, Leah Hechtman. In this candid conversation, Leah discusses her journey into natural medicine, why it’s important to constantly be learning, how to choose the right path at the right time. Leah also shares what drew her to complete her PhD as well as so…
 
The holidays are here and 2021 is drawing to a close. It’s been a challenging year for many around the world – and self care for us as practitioners has never been more important. If you haven’t yet heard our episode on mental heath with Dr Lesley Braun and our four hosts, here's another opportunity to do so. The entire FX Medicine team wishes you …
 
Lab diagnostics are critical for guiding and monitor treatment plans. But are we using them to their full potential? So often women’s hormone pathology results are viewed solely through the lens of fertility and reproduction. Listen in as Emma Sutherland and naturopath Rhiannon Hardingham discuss how these test results can be used for so much more:…
 
“Everything that you do to help your mental and emotional health is a positive investment in your immunity.” In this episode, Dr Michelle Woolhouse and Professor Craig Hassed discuss the psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), including how the immune system and the brain talk to each other, the impact of trauma and stress on the immune system, and how mindfu…
 
As practitioners we know there are strong links between nutrients and mental health, but can something as simple as a multivitamin improve stress resilience? Dr Adrian Lopresti is joined by clinical psychologist and researcher Dr Julia Rucklidge, who discusses the biochemistry of stress and her research into providing nutrients to people after extr…
 
Hot flushes. Night sweats. Weight gain. Insomnia. These are generally the first things that come to mind when we think about menopause, but did you know that the changes in oestrogen levels during this time also affects cognitive function, memory, and mood as well? Today Emma Sutherland talks with clinical neuropsychologist, researcher, and author …
 
Imagine your patients getting together for an hour once a week, starting to build friendships, supporting each other and implementing the protocol that you gave them. That's powerful medicine. This week author, community builder, and healthcare entrepreneur James Maskell joins Dr Michelle Woolhouse for a conversation around how a community-based mo…
 
Do you ask about your client’s “digital diet” when taking a case history? Today Dr Adrian Lopresti is joined by psychologist and one of the USA’s foremost addiction experts, Dr Nicholas Kardaras. Nicholas describes how excessive technology use affects our brains, destroying the myelin sheaths in the same ways substance abuse does. He also discusses…
 
How can a dysfunctional spinal segment affect the brain, and by extension, the heath of the whole body? Dr Damian Kristoff is joined by chiropractor, neurophysiologist, and researcher Dr Heidi Haavik for an in-depth episode discussing the impact of movement in the spine on the brain and the nervous system. Heidi talks about her extensive research i…
 
How do we identify when environmental toxins such as mould, allergens, and pesticides are contributing to our patient's ongoing health issues? In this episode Dr Michelle Woolhouse is joined by building biologist and former naturopath Nicole Biljsma, who emphasizes the importance of taking a comprehensive environmental exposure history can be for o…
 
With one in six couples experiencing fertility difficulties, and with one-third of infertility cases being related to male reproductive issues, it is crucial for us as practitioners to be optimising sperm health in our male patients. Today Emma Sutherland speaks with naturopath, nutritionist and fertility specialist Belinda Kirkpatrick about diet a…
 
We know change isn’t always easy. It can be especially difficult when it comes to our clients altering their diets, amount of physical activity, or even bad habits like cigarette smoking. What are some strategies practitioners can employ to create lasting changes in our clients? In this episode Dr Adrian Lopresti is joined by Dr Michelle Jongenelis…
 
Our sympathetic nervous system, our fight or flight response, keeps us alive in emergencies. But what happens when we experience chronic stress, resulting in an overactive sympathetic nervous system that will ultimately affect our heath? How do we help our patients who are stuck in sympathetic nervous system dominance?Dr Wayne Todd, creator of the …
 
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