I’m beyond thrilled to share this mind-blowing conversation with Dr. Nathan Price, Chief Scientific Officer of Thorne HealthTech and author of The Age of Scientific Wellness. Imagine harnessing AI to predict outcomes of our functional interventions (diet, supplements, lifestyle) by implementing a “digital twin” model that is populated with all of your patient’s bio data. Being able to test the response of our treatments (and importantly, the synergistic response of multimodal interventions! It’s heady stuff, but amazingly, it is where we are headed today. Dr. Price illuminates the incredible potential this technology brings for personalized evidence-based medicine in nutrition, tailoring interventions based on microbial markers, and addressing lifestyle changes for Alzheimer’s prevention. The podcast is a captivating exploration of cutting-edge concepts and provides a glimpse into the exciting future of healthcare. I was wowed by my convo with Nathan and can’t wait to start kicking the tires on this baby. I know you’ll feel the same.
Our patients and website readers are always asking whether they should be taking supplements, including what type, and at what dose. Often missed in the information put out by Dr. Google is the fact that what each person needs is unique. In our experience, individuals who are trying to do the right thing with micronutrient…
It was a career-defining (and perhaps life changing) moment when Dr. Vittorio Sebastiano, a reproductive biologist by training, realized that because we are able to create life, that same body of information could be harnessed to create youth – that is, radically reverse our biological aging process to a younger time point without losing cellular identity. In 2014, he and his lab began unpacking this epiphany. They made the radical decision to conduct their investigations in human cells and tissue rather than in rodents, with the expectation that such a start would be a better bridge to human clinical trials. Flash forward a decade and Dr. Sebastiano and his team stand poised to begin trials in humans. Dr. Sebastiano is, in my opinion, one of the most extraordinary scientists in the longevity space today who flies under the radar of most of us in functional medicine.
Advanced Metabolomics: Identifying the Metabolic Signature for Aging with Betsy Redmond, Ph.D., MMSc, RDN
As functional practitioners, we’re compelled to understand the intricate changes in the aging journey that fuel the diseases we strive to prevent. The emergence of omics data, particularly metabolomics, marks a pivotal moment, and I’m thrilled to welcome back Dr. Betsy Redmond, a senior education specialist at Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory and a cherished friend, to New Frontiers. In this episode, we delve into the transformative power of metabolomics, emphasizing pathways over isolated metabolites for profound insights and more effective interventions. Welcome to Medicine 3.0, where we correct imbalances, identify metabolites linked to healthy aging, mood, gut health, and more, providing actionable steps to enhance both healthspan and lifespan. Plus, we’ll unravel some surprising insights from my own results! Join us for a wealth of valuable pearls to use in your practice. ~DrKF
As 2023 draws to a close, here’s the content you liked most this year, and as usual it aligns with what we loved as well. Going beyond longevity and epigenetics, this year we covered a wide range of cutting-edge topics – from SPMs, urolithin A and OS-01 peptides, to nuanced thinking and recontextualizing established themes such…
In the midst of the ongoing pandemic, healthcare practitioners have been working tirelessly to care for their patients. But what about their own health and well-being? Today, I am delighted to welcome back Dr. Jonathan Prousky, Chief Naturopathic Medical Officer at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, to the New Frontiers Podcast. As a repeat guest and leading expert in personalized mental health strategies, Dr. Prousky offers valuable insights into the challenges facing healthcare practitioners today, especially in terms of the hidden epidemic of physician burnout. In this episode, we explore practical solutions to help healthcare practitioners maintain their own health and well-being while providing care to others. We also touch on the three hallmark signs of burnout and discuss the latest advances in targeted supplementation to manage underlying chronic stress in the workplace. Dr. Prousky’s expertise and practical tips make this an episode you won’t want to miss. As always, please feel free to share, comment, and rate – and let us know your thoughts on this important topic. ~DrKF
In the realm of bioenergetics, few nutrients have burst onto the stage with the impressive force wielded by the postbiotic rock star—Urolithin A. In today’s episode I’m honored to be joined by the brilliant Dr. Chris Rinsch, co-founder of Amazentis / Timeline, as we delve into the profound impact of this remarkable substance and unravel the scientific intricacies behind the microbiome’s transformation of polyphenols from our diet into Urolithin A. You’ll quickly understand why it’s emerging as a potent force in cellular health and longevity.
Did you know that “bone-eating” osteoclast cells are derived from immune cell precursors and are stimulated by inflammation, just like other immune cells? Or that bone has its own glycocalyx whose health is essential to realize the benefits of exercise for bone? Folks, Dr. Keith McCormick is back on New Frontiers with ever-more juicy pearls like these, and with important updates on bone care for functional medicine practitioners and patients alike. Dr. McCormick is living proof that osteoporosis and a history of multiple bone fractures – he had 12 between the ages of 45-50 – are not an irrecoverable life (or death) sentence. In fact, even as he nears 70, Dr. McCormick is out there competing in Ironman and pentathlon events, living his life to the fullest. Dr. McCormick is arguably the top thinker and practitioner on bone health from a systems and functional point of view. His nuanced navigation of diagnostic tools as well as both pharmaceutical and nonpharmaceutical interventions is fully comprehensive and deep. You’ll want to tune in to find out how he navigates his patient cases, casting a wide net for underlying contributing factors, his go-to interventions for specific situations, how he doses supplements, and more. Please do let us know what you think, and leave us a review wherever you listen to New Frontiers – DrKF
Over 270,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year in the US. And while BRCA mutations often get the most press, there are other, potentially more critical factors we can address. Today, Dr. Ruth Hobson joins us to delve into the realm of breast health, shedding light on both modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors, and sharing real-life strategies for supporting our patients. We dive into a range of essential topics, from dietary and lifestyle influences to the ongoing debate around Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), and venture into the world of functional tests to evaluate hormones and metabolites crucial for comprehensive breast health. We’ll uncover the intricate connection between gut health and breast health – Did you know that breast tissue has its own microbiome?!? – and examine how inflammation, peripheral fat, and methylation impact cancer risk. Bring a pen and paper, this is a deep dive into the hormones and breast health that you won’t want to miss. ~DrKF
I’m thrilled and honored to have Dr. Randy Jirtle join us again today on New Frontiers. Dr. Jirtle’s groundbreaking Agouti Mouse Study has shaped what we know about the influence of early life exposure on methylation and epigenetics. His (current work?/more recent work?), which involves mapping out the imprintome could be the key to understanding how our imprinted genes will influence aging and every known disease and disorder, providing hope that a clear pathway on how to optimize our health for better outcomes is in our future.