Victoria in the Media

NHC15_Demo_Weil-Katz_IMG_9549 2Dr Maizes is an internationally recognized speaker.  She has worked closely with her mentor and colleague Dr Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine since 1998.

NY Times Health for Tomorrow Conference:

On May 29th The New York Times sponsored a conference: Health for Tomorrow. I was invited to speak about integrative medicine and the doctor-patient relationship. You can watch it (and the rest of the conference) here livestream.

Radio Interviews: ​

Science Friday radio interview with Ira Flatow and Paul Offit.  Listen to the debate and decide for yourself on the evidence for integrative medicine.

Science Friday interview: Navigating Dietary Supplements.  Echinacea, vitamins, and other dietary supplements have become a $5 billion industry, but the products don’t need to be pre-approved by the FDA before they go on the market. How do we know what is really in our supplements? What regulations are currently in place? How can we keep ourselves safe and informed?

Alison Rose Levy interviewed me about environmental chemicals and fertility on Progressive Radio Network. The show is called Connect The Dots – The Logic of Integrative Medicine – 11/20/13

Listen in to my conversation about infertility with Halli Casser Jayne, Miriam Zoll, Gloria Feldt and more.  The Big Scam: The Myth of Delaying Childbearing

Mediterranean diet outperforms low fat diet in randomized trial hopefully setting to rest the controversy over best diet to prevent heart disease and stroke.  Also, my take on new US preventive task force recommendation about Calcium and Vitamin D. Bill Buckmaster show 2.27.13

Listen to my radio conversation with Alix Litwack.  Fertility content begins at minute 11.

TV Appearances

The Doctor Oz show on integrative medicine with Drs Andrew Weil, Russ Greenfield and Jim Nicolai.

Eating well for your health: Food as Medicine AZ Illustrated

TED talk: Beyond organic

Buying organic doesn’t guarantee your food is free of chemicals arising from the production or packaging of food nor does it address  contaminated soil and water. In this inspiring TEDx talk, Dr Maizes discusses steps you can take to affect change and help assure a safe food supply for you and future generations.

Be Fruitful Book Review by Gail Johnson

Many women dream of becoming pregnant, but few ever stop to think about the possibility of having trouble with it. For those who face difficulty conceiving, the accompanying heartache and frustration can be unbearable.While there are no guarantees, it makes sense to do everything possible to boost the chances of baby-making. Victoria Maizes’s Be Fruitful is just the guidebook to prepare you—physically, emotionally, and spiritually.Maizes is that all-too-rare medical professional, a family physician trained in Western medicine who values the power of alternative medicine. The executive director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine believes in combining evidence-based practices with the wisdom of healing systems such as traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, and mind-body medicine. She also gives credence to a woman’s own intuition.And is she ever thorough. Be Fruitful addresses everything from anatomy to acupuncture, basal body temperature to work-life balance, and caffeine to cortisol. Then there are ways to avoid environmental toxins (check for items embedded with flame retardants), methods to activate the physiological relaxation response (breathing exercises, body scanning), dos and don’ts of yoga (avoid too intense a practice, add poses that open up the hips), and even sushi recommendations for those trying to conceive (avoid swordfish, enjoy salmon roe).Men are included in this conversation, too. Maizes addresses their reproductive physiology and causes of infertility, and calls on experts to describe specific yoga poses to enhance male fertility and herbs that enhance men’s genital health.Besides being full of practical advice (there’s a weeklong sample meal plan for a fertility-enhancing anti-inflammatory diet), Be Fruitful also looks at how fertility is viewed and approached in various cultures. According to traditional Chinese medicine, for instance, a woman’s period is referred to as “the heavenly waters.” Then there is the deeply intimate realm of spirituality and how conducting a fertility ceremony can sanctify what you’re moving toward with intention.Be Fruitful is comprehensive to be sure, but the information isn’t overwhelming. She manages to discuss scientific studies in a conversational tone. She comes across as empathetic and encouraging.Fortunate are those who get to call Maizes their doctor. For everyone else, her book is an invaluable resource during the fertility journey.