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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.

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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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.




Adrenal Fatigue is a Myth: Part 2 with Beth Bundy

Picking up where we left off with "Adrenal Fatigue is a Myth Part 1" back in March 2019, we're joined once again by naturopath and functional pathology expert, Beth Bundy. In part one we discussed why the term "adrenal fatigue" is misleading as well as what is actually happening with our hormones and neurotransmitters. Today Beth takes us on a deep dive into understanding the subtle nuances of selecting the right cortisol testing. What is the right choice - serum, blood, CAR? Beth expertly...


Modern Day Slavery and the Natural Medicine Industry with Michelle Fernandez

Would you be surprised to discover that slavery exists in the natural medicine industry? From 2020, new legislation will come into effect in Australia which aims to increase the accountability of companies to ensure that no facet of their overall supply chain is involved in unethical employment practices that circumvent human rights. Today we are joined by Michelle Fernandez, a nutritionist who works in strategic raw material sourcing within the natural medicine industry. A major aspect to...


Breaching the Histamine Threshold with Amie Skilton

Clinically speaking, histamine intolerance seems to be on the rise. But does this diagnostic label lead to complacency and getting caught in a cycle of symptom management instead of uncovering the triggers? Today we are joined by Amie Skilton who shares with us the underlying physiological mechanisms driving histamine intolerance and asks an important question; Do we need to be paying better attention to the health of the environment we live and work in to get on top of runaway...


Pioneering Natupreneurs with Tammy Guest

Tammy Guest has taken up the challenge of being the head cheerleader for Australian naturopaths, nutritionists and herbalists. Tammy has built a formidable community of Naturopathic Entrepreneurs a.k.a. "Natupreneurs" to fill a gap she saw in the profession for leadership in business and mindset practices. We had the pleasure of speaking to some inspiring wellness leaders at Tammy's inaugural NatEx Conference in 2019 with FX Medicine LIVE and today, Tammy joins us to share her vision for why...


The Dark Side of the Oral Contraceptive Pill with Lara Briden

In modern medicine, the oral contraceptive pill (OCP) has become the panacea for virtually all forms of women's health issues. We are now over 60 years and several generations of women in to OCP use as a primary method of contraception and we're only beginning to unravel the long term health consequences. Today we're joined by women's health expert, Lara Briden, who shares with us why she describes the pill as 'reversible chemical castration' and why she is so passionate about empowering...


Herbal Wisdom for Topical Skin Preparations with Denis Stewart

Affectionately known as 'The Godfather of Australian Herbalism', Denis Stewart is a herbal medicine luminary. Ahead of his last-ever educational program offering the "Professional Extension Diploma of Herbal Medicine", we are honoured to have him join us on FX Medicine today, as we pick his brain about one of the most tricky areas of clinical practice: chronic, itchy skin conditions. Denis shares his insights from over 40 years in practice on how he approaches these cases and, in particular,...


Holistic Dentistry: so much more than teeth with Dr Lewis Ehrlich

What can looking at and into a person's mouth tell you about their overall health? Today we're joined by passionate holistic dentist, Dr Lewis Ehrlich who teaches us to think outside the box when it comes to oral health. Lewis practices the true art of integrative medicine in his dental practice and has so much knowledge to share on how we can connect the dots between oral health and systemic disease. Lewis takes us through how he's been able to identify serious chronic diseases that have...


Ketones: The Fourth Macronutrient with Dominic D'Agostino

There's so much more to 'keto' than its growing fame as the latest trending dietary buzzword. The science emerging on ketones in healthcare is compelling and it's no wonder they’re being touted as the "fourth macronutrient". Today we are joined by Dr Dominic D'Agostino, a leading keto nutrition researcher who takes us through the growing body of evidence for ketone-focused clinical interventions. Ahead of his educational seminar series touring Australia in late 2019, Dom takes us through the...


Patient Examination and Observation Techniques with Dr Nirala Jacobi

Many modern consultation practices have lost the competency of human connection. Physical examination and patient observation techniques, is sadly becoming a lost art in all forms of health care. Well, Dr Nirala Jacobi wants to change all that by igniting a passion for the functional medicine examination techniques that have been passed down from the former vanguards of naturopathic and musculoskeletal therapists. Ahead of her keynote speaking engagement for the ATMS Functional GI Symposium...


5G Technology: Is the Risk Worth the Reward? with Nicole Bijlsma

How much health are we willing to give up in the pursuit of better, faster technology? Are we about to be sacrificial lambs in the global human experiment of 5G technology? These are big questions which need comprehensive investigation and transparent answers beyond progress and convenience. Who better to help us navigate through the quandary of 5G technology than Nicole Bijlsma who lives and breathes the research connected to environmental influences on health. Nicole expertly navigates us...


The Gut-Brain Axis and the Rise of Psychophysical Disease with Dr Daniel Weber

The systematic degradation of gastrointestinal health is breaking down one of our most primal pathways to wellbeing. According to Dr Daniel Weber, the gut is the second organ system in evolution and is by far, the most complex, with the intestines being both the largest endocrine and the largest immunological organs in the body. The gut is the lynch pin to it all and is at the seat of most psychophysical disease presentations we know today. Dr Weber joins us today ahead of his forthcoming...


Teenagers: Emotional Health and Wellbeing with Dr Elisa Song

The health of today's teenagers is being eroded by a multitude of factors. Once upon a time adolescence was a passing phase of growth and development necessary to cross the threshold into adulthood. However, modern teenagers are dealing with much more than a change in body shape, hair and voice. Today's teens are navigating an unprecedented invasion of their psychosocial sphere with gaming and social media bringing forth a new dimension of bullying, harassment and body shaming. Furthermore...


Microbiome Diversity and Faecal Transplants with Dr Johan Van Den Bogaerde

Science continues to unravel the mysteries of the microbiome and its deep connection with our overall wellbeing. Today we are joined by Dr Johan Van Den Bogaerde, a gastroenterologist and researcher who has a special interest in the microbiome and the emerging field of faecal microbial transplants. Dr Van Den Bogaerde shares with us the current scientific opinion on the influencers of gut microbial diversity and he shares his excitement about the research expanding the potential treatment...


Hope for Health: Embracing Indigenous Wisdom and Healing

Hope For Health is an indigenous charity, borne from a rich cross-cultural exchange of healing wisdom between trusted friends underpinned by the principles of "food is medicine”. Today we are speaking to Dr Kama Trudgen and Helen Padarin about how Hope For Health was formed and gain insight into the health challenges commonly faced by indigenous communities. Kama and Helen also share with us their newest endeavour, TOGETHER Retreats, a collaborative healing initiative developed in...


The Alchemy of Amino Acids with Vanita Dahia

How confident are you with personalising amino acid prescriptions based on a person's unique physiology and health needs? Today we are joined once again by pharmacist, naturopath, nutritionist and author, Vanita Dahia. Following on from her successful book, "Alchemy of the Mind," Vanita has gone on to develop resources for practitioners to better understand the alchemy behind amino acids. Vanita shares her amino acid expertise with us, giving some deeper insight into applying targeted amino...


Identifying Mitochondrial Dysfunction with Dr Christabelle Yeoh

Mitochondria are the unseen and underrated warriors of energy production and immunity. We are usually oblivious to the complex biochemical processes taking place in our mitochondrial membranes to run the cellular machinery that keeps us alive. What are the intracellular thieves robbing us of optimal mitochondrial wellbeing and how can we combat these noxious agents? Today, Dr Christabelle Yeoh takes through the normal biochemical steps in energy production and why mitochondria are becoming...


Blending Naturopathy and Yoga with Amy Mingin

The brain-child of Amy Mingin, “Naturopathic Yoga” is a personalised, prescriptive-style yoga practice which forms a part of her naturopathic treatments. Amy developed this system to enable practitioners and yoga enthusiasts to access condition-specific yoga sequences to suit their unique health needs. Today she chats to Andrew about her 'light bulb moment' for connecting naturopathic care with yoga practice and some of the evidence that exists for yoga that easily lends itself to wholistic...


NAC for Ice Addiction with A/Prof. Olivia Dean

In the 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey 1.3million Australians (6.3%) over the age of 14 reported having ever used methamphetamine, with 1.4% reporting recent use, within the previous twelve months. Worse still, of meth/amphetamine users, "ice" is fast becoming the preferred form of the drug, with increases in Australia from 22% to 57% in just 6 years. Ice addiction has been a growing problem in Australia both for users and the wider community impacted by the social and...


Insights into Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder with Francesca Eldridge

Those with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are often the victim of ill-informed stereotypes and lack of compassion for the internal agony they're suffering. Helping patients with OCD can mean peeling back the layers of guilt, shame, self-doubt and paranoiac behaviour that obstruct their ability to function in everyday life. In today's podcast we are joined by Francesca Eldridge, who shares her own journey of healing from OCD and how this ignited a passion within her to compassionately...


The Biochemistry of Pyrroles with Dr Bradley McEwen

How well do you understand pyrroles? At a cellular level - what are they, how are they formed and does their presence always herald ill-health? Kryptopyrroles are still widely regarded in medicine as a disproven and irrelevant, yet emerging research is starting to make connections with high urinary pyrroles and mood disorders. Today we are joined by Dr Brad McEwen who seeks to bring clarity to practitioners to help their patients with mood stability issues by breaking down some of the...