A Medicinal Mind
By Robert Abbott: Doctor, Poet, Human Being
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A podcast seeking to explore the authentic human experience. From the curious mind of a spiritually focused family physician practicing integrative and functional medicine, this podcast is a dynamic journey dedicated to relieve your suffering and unleash your flourishing.
||CleanEpisode 052: Kelly Halderman MD, How One Woman Came by Beautiful Serendipity to Integrative Medicine, Healing Chronic Disease Through Mind-Body Medicine, Nutrigenomics and Augmented Detoxification||In Episode 052 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Wellbeing, I share space with integrative and naturopathic physician, a pioneer in the field of nutrigenomics, Dr. Kelly Halderman. Dr. Kelly Halderman completed a Family Practice Medicine...||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 051: Benjamin Richardson, The Citizen Scientist Returns: A Deep Dive Into Quantified Self, Exercise Snacking, and Functional Blood Chemistry||In Episode 51 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Well Being, I jump back into the world of quantified self and self improvement with our good friend, Benjamin Richardson. Ben has been featured on the show, not only once, but twice before in Episodes 31...||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 50: A Case Study in Functional Medicine and How to Effectively Develop Your Clinical Skills and Fluency with Clinically Relevant Research||In this week’s episode Dr. Abbott walks us through a clinical case, outlining his therapeutic approach, offering along the way insights into the best ways to expand your integrative medicine education as well as improve your skills as a clinicians....||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 049: Nasha Winters ND, L.Ac., The Changing Landscape of Cancer Therapeutics: Why Faith, Purpose and Your Psychological Wellbeing Are Just as Important as Diet and Exercise||In Episode 049 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Well Being, I share space with one of the leading voices in the integrative oncology movement, a pioneer in collaborative and whole person care, Dr. Nasha Winters ND. Many of you listening to this...||7/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 048: Morley Robbins, The Many Hats of Vitamin A, How Retinol Works with Magnesium, Iron and Copper to Keep You Well||In Episode 048 of A Medicinal Mind, Wisdom and Wellbeing, I welcome back the inquisitive mind of the researcher known affectionately as the Magnesium man, Morley Robbins. In my two previous discussions with Morley, Episodes 23 and Episode 32, we...||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 047: Will Van Derveer MD, Integrative Psychiatry, Augmented Psychotherapy: The Role of Ritual and Mind Altering Compounds to Facilitate “Cures” in Clinical Psychiatry: A New Frontier||In Episode 047 of A Medical Mind: Wisdom and Well Being I bring back one of my previous guests, visionary integrative psychiatrist Dr. Will Van Derveer MD. Back in Episode 19 of the show, Will gave us a great glimpse into his foundational...||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 046, Tommy Wood PhD, MD and Christopher Kelly, Innovation in Functional and Ancestral Health: Machine Learning and Blood Chemistry, How Two Friends Are Seeking to Change How Medicine is Practiced||In episode 046 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Well Being , I welcome TWO guests, and new close friends. Dr. Tommy Wood and Christopher Kelly of Nourish Balance Thrive. Between the two of them, Tommy and Chris have been helping burned out athletes...||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 045: Ashley Mannell RD, NP, Integrative Psychiatry and Nutrition, Bringing Whole Being Wellness to Virginia’s Capital||Before I get into the introduction for today’s show, I simply want to thank you all for your patience and support over the past month as we have taken a brief break from the podcast. The entire team has been hard at work over the past two weeks and...||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 044: Emily Deans MD, The Future of Psychiatry and How Your Genes (And Their Regulation and Expression) Influence Your Mental Health||In Episode 044 of A Medicinal Mind, Wisdom and Wellbeing, I welcome evolutionary psychiatrist and a pioneer studying the genetic underpinnings of mental health, Dr. Emily Deans MD. Since first discovering the ancestral and functional medicine...||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 043: Matt Bodnar, The Science of Success, How to Become a Better Learner and Why You Should Never Stop||In episode 043 of A Medicinal Mind Wisdom and Well Being, I welcome the creator and host of the top rated evidence based personal growth podcast, a visionary leader in the self improvement movement, Matt Bodnar. Outside of hosting the podcast...||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 042: Ryan Munsey, Self Mastery and Making Better Humans, Why Self Optimization Is Not Really About You||In Episode 042 of A Medicinal Mind Wisdom and Well Being I welcome my new friend and one of the leaders in the self optimization and self mastery space fellow Virginian Ryan Munsey. As you will hear in the show, I was fortunate enough to be introduced..||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 041: Jamil Sayegh, How to Live a Joyful and Meaningful Life: One Man’s Journey to Uncover the Roots of Flourishing||Episode 041: Jamil Sayegh, How to Live a Joyful and Meaningful Life: One Man’s Journey to Uncover the Roots of Flourishing In Episode 041 of A Medicinal Mind Wisdom and Well Being I have perhaps my most intimate and inspiring conversation to...||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 040: Kyle Braatz, Fullscript and the Evolution of the Integrative Prescription||In Episode 040 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Wellbeing, I have one of my most inspiring conversations with one of the leading visionaries in integrative and functional medicine: Kyle Braatz. Kyle is the co-founder of the wellness platform and online..||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 039: Christina Bjorndal ND, Transformative Wellness: A Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Approach to Mental Health||In Episode 039 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Wellbeing, I seek to dispel some of the myths behind mental health with naturopathic doctor, Dr. Christina Bjorndal. As you will hear in the podcast, Dr. Bjorndal’s journey to becoming a holistic...||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 038: Erika Krumbeck ND, Why You Should Care About the Opioid Crisis, An Exploration of Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and its Potential Harms, and What Really is Behind Our Sensitive and Empathetic Children?||In episode 38, I welcome back one of my previous guests: naturopathic pediatrician and visionary mother: Dr. Erika Krumbeck. Dr. Krumbeck returns in this conversation to help us explore the uses, potential harms and relative unknown of the commonly...||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 037: Drew Gallagher, The Intersection of Faith and Fitness, What Really is the Role of Exercise?||In Episode 037 of A Medicinal Mind Wisdom and Well Being I dive head first into fitness and faith with innovative nutrition and movement coach Drew Gallagher. Describing Drew and his passion in a single sentence is nearly impossible, so I will do my...||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 036: Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN, An Innovative Voice for Evidence Based Maternity Care||In Episode 036 of A Medicinal Mind Wisdom And Wellbeing, I welcome the founder and innovative voice behind Evidence Based® Birth Rebecca Dekker. Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN, received her Master of Science in Nursing and her Doctor of...||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 035: Benjamin Richardson, Personalized Carbohydrate Testing, Insulin Resistance and the Flexitarian Approach to Eating Well||In episode 035 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Well Being, I welcome back the curious citizen scientist Benjamin Richardson. In Part I of this series, Episode 031 to be exact, Benjamin introduced us to intermittent fasting, the fasting...||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 034: Tim Marema, An Innovative Voice for Rural Community Wellness||In episode 34 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Wellbeing, I remain in the “non-medical world” exploring rural community wellness with pioneering activist and Vice President of the Center for Rural Strategies: Tim Marema. Tim Marema is editor...||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 033: Catherine Day: “Story + Mastery = More”, Visionary Storytelling and the Power of Purpose||In Episode 033, of A Medicinal Mind Wisdom and Well Being, I step away from the strictly medical to discover the beauty and truth of storytelling with visionary community leader and the founder of Storyslices Catherine Day. In this...||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 032: Morley Robbins, Iron and Magnesium Revisited, What is Really Being Taught in Medical School?||In Episode 032 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Well Being I welcome back visionary researcher and the man behind the Magnesium Advocacy Group: Morley Robbins. From start to finish, this conversation is another whirlwind of mineral metabolism, our...||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 031: Benjamin Richardson, A Citizen Scientist’s View on Healthspan, the Fasting Mimicking Diet and Self Experimentation||In episode 031 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Well Being, I explore the world of self experimentation, longevity, intermittent fasting and fasting mimicking diets with citizen scientist Benjamin Richardson. I recently stumbled across Ben’s...||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 030: Angie Alt, Holding a Vision for Hope, A Health Coach's Calling To Cure Autoimmune Disease||In Episode 030 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Well Being, I share space with one of the visionary hearts behind Autoimmune Wellness, pioneering health coach and nutritional therapy consultant Angie Alt. You may remember in Episode 025, I held an...||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 029: Dr Erika Krumbeck ND, Naturopathic Pediatrics, Whole Child, Whole Family Care||In Episode 029 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Wellbeing I explore the field of naturopathic medicine with the founder and editor of Naturopathic Pediatrics: Dr. Erika Krumbeck, ND. Dr. Krumbeck received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine...||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 028: Ellen Jaworski, Hope with Health Coaching, Why Medicine Alone Will Never Be Enough||In Episode 028 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom Wellbeing, I have a spontaneous and exploratory conversation with my new friend, the globetrotting health coach Ellen Jaworski. Ellen has a flourishing health coaching practice and blog: Triple Peak...||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 027: Travis Zigler OD, Functional Eye Health, Visionary Missionaries with an Eye for Love||In Episode 027 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Wellbeing, we turn our gaze inwards and talk all things functional when it comes to eye health with entrepreneurial optometrist Dr. Travis Zigler. Dr. Zigler graduated in 2010 from The Ohio State...||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 026: Samantha Leonard, Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Spiritual Self-Exploration, Why Yoga Isn’t Really About Stretching Your Hamstrings||In Episode 026, the Thanksgiving edition of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Wellbeing I share space with one of the most creative, curious and supportive souls in my life, the owner and healer behind Davidson Yoga Therapy, Samantha Leonard. In...||11/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 025: Mickey Trescott NTP, The Future of Healing from Autoimmune Disease, and Groundbreaking Science Supporting the Role of Health Coaches and the Autoimmune Protocol||In Episode 025 of A Medicinal Mind Wisdom and Wellbeing, I hold space with one of the most innovative and genuine hearts in the ancestral and integrative health space, Mickey Trescott. Mickey is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner...||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 024: Mackay Rippey LAc, One Man's Calling to Uncover The Mysteries of Chronic Lyme Disease||In Episode 024, I interview Mackay Rippey, a New York Licensed acupuncturist who specializes in the treatment of Chronic Lyme Disease. Mackay first started his study of acupuncture in 1989 at the Maryland Institute of Integrative Health and has been...||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 023: Morley Robbins, The Magnesium Man: An Exploration into Human Mineral Metabolism and the Implications for Your Health||In Episode 023 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Wellbeing, I plunge head first into the world of inorganic chemistry, minerals and metals with the man known affectionately as the “Magnesium Man”: Morley Robbins. Morley is one of the foremost...||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|31||CleanVideoFaith, Love, and Children at Cornerstone Community Church||Rob and his close friend, a fourth year medicine student, Caroline Ruminski share with us their time impacting children in the most most positive way possible. Rob and Caroline reflect upon the wisdom within children and the many creative ways in...||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 022: Dan Pardi M.S., Ph.D(c), At the Frontiers of Health Technology and Quantified Self, The Future of Functional Medicine and Sustainable Behavior Change||In Episode 022 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Wellbeing, I have an exploratory conversation with pioneering researcher, behavioral scientist, and sleep guru: Dan Pardi. While many of you listening to this may know Dan from his passion for studying...||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 021: Cory Muscara, From Health-Coach to Monk to Community Pioneer, Self Exploration through Mindfulness and Meditation||In Episode 021 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Wellbeing, we get into the world of mindfulness, meditation and the capacity of these practices, to relieve suffering and promote flourishing with founder of the Long Island Center for Mindfulness, Cory...||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 020: Shawna Curry RN, BN, B.Kin, Your Lifestyle Strategy and Optimizing Health, Is There Something to the Triage Process?||In episode 020 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Wellbeing, I have a conversation with my new close friend, and pioneering nurse Shawna Curry. I recently met Shawna just a few weeks back at 2017 The Ancestral Health Symposium in Seattle, Washington...||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 019: Will Van Derveer MD, Integrative Psychiatry: A New Model for Addressing Mental Illness, How Diet, Trauma and Genetics are Contributing to Mental Illness||In Episode 019 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Wellbeing I share a conversation with integrative psychiatrist Will Van Derveer MD. As you will hear in the podcast, I first came across Will as part of his joint presentation with Dr. Janet Settle on the..||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 018: Anna Gannon, Mindful Moms and Compassionate Children, One Mom's Journey to Bring Meditation to the Womb||In Episode 018 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Wellbeing I share an amazing conversation with my new friend, mindful mom, and meditation pioneer, Anna Gannon. Anna is a mom, the Community and Editorial Lead at Expectful, a Writer and a Yoga &...||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 017: Mike Etlinger, Through a Patient’s Eyes, Finding Health and Life with Functional Medicine||In Episode 017 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Well Being, I engage in a practical conversation with my close friend and fellow functional medicine advocate Mike Etlinger. Mike and I first crossed paths after a synchronous email following my...||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 016: Dr. Josh Emdur DO, Direct Primary Care, Personalized Medicine and the New Doctor-Patient Relationship||In Episode 016 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Wellbeing we share a conversation with Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, avid runner and community health visionary Dr. Josh Emdur. While Josh is certainly passionate about exercise and...||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 015: Jim Martin PhD, Revelation Through Science, Organic Chemistry, Makes Space for a Creator||In Episode 015 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Wellbeing, we explore the interface between science and spirituality, evolution and creationism, faith and the experimental method. I have a wonderful conversation with a dear friend and honorary family...||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 014: Jordyn Feingold, Positive Medicine: Healing Our Healers, Cultivating Wellness, Resilience, and Meaningful Work||In Episode 014 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Wellbeing, I welcome student doctor and my new partner in all things well-being and resilience: Jordyn Feingold. Jordyn, is now a second-year medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at...||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 013: Max Mishkin: Nature As Our Spiritual Home, A Calling In The Wild||My guest today is Max Mishkin. I met Max on our first day of college at the College of William of Mary, almost a decade ago. Together in 2009, we hiked over 300 miles of the Appalachian trail, coursing our way through several southern states...||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 012: Grace Cormier: An Exploration of Positive Psychology: Gratitude, Reframing and The Power of Perspective||In Episode 012 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Wellbeing, we enter into the world of Positive Psychology with my new friend and visionary researcher Grace Cormier. While Grace’s bio may appear linear, straightforward, and precisely...||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 011: Behavioral Counseling Regarding Diet and Physical Activity In Healthy Adults: Do You Think You Would Benefit?||Mixing things up this week, I have provided a short commentary on a recent recommendation from the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) regarding the efficacy of routine behavioral health counseling for the prevention of...||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 010: Dr. Greg Gelburd DO, A Pioneer for Spiritually Driven, Integrative Family Care||In Episode 010 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Wellbeing I have perhaps my deepest, most personal and somehow most playful conversation to date with my mentor in integrative and spirituality engaged family medicine, Dr Gregory Gelburd DO. As you will...||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 009: Tony Schiavone, Faith, Community and Health: A Pastor's Perspective On Cultivating Wellness||In Episode 9 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Wellbeing, we share space with Charlottesville Virginia advocate and visionary leader behind Cornerstone Community Church, Pastor Tony Schiavone. It would take much too long to share all of Tony’s...||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 008: James Maskell, The Evolution of Medical Education: How The Functional Forum Is Changing The Way Clinicians Learn, Collaborate and Practice Medicine||In Episode 008 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Wellbeing, we welcome the innovative creator of the world’s largest integrative medicine conference, the Functional Forum and integrative medicine visionary James Maskell. I was quite fortunate to...||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 007: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky DO, Fitness, Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine: The Future of Telemedicine and Direct Primary Care||In Episode 007 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Wellbeing: I have an amazing conversation with innovative family physician and leading expert in nutrition science and obesity medicine, Dr. Spencer Nadolsky DO. Spencer is a board certified family and...||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 006: Jonathan Bartels: Resiliency, Ritual and Compassion in Medicine:||My guest today is a dear friend and mentor Jonathan Bartels. As you will hear in our conversation today, my friendship with Jonathan was sparked by my curious inquiry into meditation, self care and what really existed outside of my medical school...||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 005: Julie Foucher-Urcuyo MD: Cross-Fit, Community, and Functional Medicine: The Next Generation of Family Physicians||In Episode 005 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Wellbeing we share in an engaging conversation with world class Cross-Fit athlete and recent medical school graduate Julie Foucher-Urcuyo. As you will hear in our discussion, I first discovered...||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 004: Stephan J. Guyenet PhD: A State of the Union for the Scientific and Research Community||In Episode 004 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Wellbeing I share a conversation with my colleague and close friend Dr. Stephan Guyenet PhD. As you will hear in the introduction, Stephan was one of the first individuals with whom I was able to connect...||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 003: Tucker MacDonald and Lucas Nichols: Music as a Form of Worship in the Modern, Progressive Church||What role does music play in your spiritual practice? Listen in to a conversation I had with Tucker MacDonald and Lucas Nichols, two young Christian musicians seeking to nourish through their music. In this episode we discuss Lucas and...||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 002: Allyson Chrystal OTD and Guillermo Ruiz ND: The Future "Integrative" Family Medicine Clinic||In this show, I discuss with Allyson Chrystal and Guillermo Ruiz a variety of ways to collaboratively reduce the barriers to one's wellness and more specifically, what exactly will the future "integrative" family medicine clinic look like? What types...||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 001: Lauryn Lax: Spirituality and Functional Medicine, Starting with the Mind||In this episode, we share a conversation with Dr. Lauryn Lax, OT an occupational therapist practicing functional medicine and health coaching in Austin, Tx. Lauryn is a Doctor of Occupational Therapy and graduated from Belmont University with...||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 000: An Introduction||The introduction to a series exploring the authentic human experience. From the curious mind of a spiritually focused family physician practicing integrative and functional medicine, this podcast begins a journey dedicated to relieving your suffering...||4/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I can't wait to get more great insights into the world of mindfulness!
Destined for great things!
I have no doubt that Rob will be a force in the functional medicine space. If you listen to him speak, you will definitely learn a thing or two and be better because of it.
Rob Abbott is a standup guy and you should listen to this podcast!
Riveting Podcast Series!
Rob Abbott’s A Medicinal Mind podcast is new, cutting edge, and so very interesting!! The people he interviews are top notch in their respective cutting edge fields.
Episode 6 with Johathan Bartels gave me goose bumps as they were discussing giving reverence to those who pass away in the ER, and the respect and resiliency needed. It was just beautiful!
Episode 7 with Dr. Spencer Nadolsky was so riveting about reaching more people with a remote style of care that can be so much more effective than in person visits with doctor whose caseloads are far too large to manage the helping of patients achieve true healing.
I really appreciate the spiritual side Rob brings to his series. I intend to listen to all of them again to allow the important information to sink in even deeper. Thank you Rob for the important work you are doing!
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