I enjoy sharing what I know about wellness and the intersection between Eastern and Western medicine.

 
 
 

I speak on a variety of topics including: Digestive Health, Chronic Pain, Stress Management and Aging Well. I also speak to common health conditions that respond well to lifestyle changes such as Type II Diabetes and Heart Disease.

Links to some of my recent interviews and talks follow below.


Autoimmune Diseases: An integrative approach to treatment

The Nurse Rona Show | june 7, 2017

Approximately 50 million Americans are affected by autoimmune diseases, such as Graves disease, Type 1 Diabetes, and Rheumatoid arthritis. There are more than 80 different types of autoimmune diseases. Most conventional doctors treat the symptoms of autoimmune diseases, but may not look to find the root cause. 

In this interview on KPFA, I discuss how people can use a natural approach to managing issues with their thyroid.


thyroid health

The Nurse Rona Show | january 23, 2017

The thyroid is one of the largest endocrine glands. It influences almost every cell in your body and helps to regulate your metabolism and weight. When your thyroid levels are out of balance, so are you. Join us to learn how your thyroid works, what can cause it to be unbalanced, treatments, and life style changes.

In this interview on KPFA, I discuss how people can use a natural approach to managing issues with their thyroid.


Type II Diabetes: Health Obstacles and Tools for Healing

The Nurse Rona Show | October 17, 2016

More than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes with Type II diabetes representing 90-95 percent of all diabetes cases. Some simple lifestyle changes can have a significant positive effect on Type II diabetes, including reversing the disease.

In this interview on KPFA, I discuss how people can reduce the complications of diabetes by learning how to make some lifestyle changes.


The Use of Medical Cannabis in the Treatment of Chronic Pain

IM4US Conference: Integrative Medicine for the Underserved | August 19, 2016

While cannabis has long been used as a patient preferred means of self-treating pain, it has emerged as an effective medical treatment for chronic pain, with numerous advantages including: Effective reduction of pain, harm reduction due to decreased reliance on narcotic drugs, flexibility in dosing and delivery methods that improve patient autonomy and self-efficacy in the treatment of their chronic pain.

In this talk at the IM4US Conference, I address how use of medical cannabis is evolving rapidly to treat a variety of conditions.

 

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