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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Healthy Medicine #87: Where Are All the Family Doctors?

Dr Zieve talks with Drs Stephan Schwartz and Dick Thom about America's critical shortage of family doctors, its causes and possible solutions.

Stephan A. Schwartz is the Senior Samueli Fellow for Brain, Mind and Healing of the Samueli Institute, and a Research Associate of the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory of the Laboratories for Fundamental Research. He is the columnist for the journal Explore, and editor of the daily web publication Schwartzreport.net in both of which covers trends that are affecting the future. He also writes regularly for The Huffington Post. Read more at www.stephanaschwartz.com. Dickson Thom DDS ND teaches doctors on both medical principles and proven business principles as a full-time professor, lectures extensively and has written and collaborated on many articles dealing with energy medicines and nutrition. More at hbbhealth.net.

Healthy Medicine #86: Earthing

Dr Zieve explores the science of grounding the body electrically to the earth and its possible health effects with Martin Zucker and Dr Steven Sinatra, co-authors with Clinton Ober of Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?

Read more about Earthing at earthinginstitute.net.

Healthy Medicine #85: Faith, Hope and Healing

Dr Zieve talks with surgeon and author Dr Bernie Seigel about how learning to live well keeps us healthier.

In 1978 Bernie Seigel MD began talking about patient empowerment and the choice to live fully and die in peace. He embraces a philosophy of living and dying that stands at the forefront of the medical ethics and spiritual issues our society grapples with today. He continues to assist in the breaking of new ground in the field of healing and personally struggling to live the message of kindness and love.
He is a prolific writer. His latest book, Faith, Hope & Healing, shares the stories of survivors and his reflections on what they teach us. Read more at www.BernieSiegelMD.com.

Healthy Medicine #84: Breast Cancer and Genetic Factors

Dr Zieve discusses the genetic factors in breast cancer and the decisions women face in responding to elevated risk with researcher and author Dina Roth Port and oncologist Dr Dwight McKee.

Journalist, and author Dina Roth Port is a former health editor for Glamour magazine. Previvors: Facing the Breast Cancer Gene and Making Life-Changing Decisions is her first book. Read more at previvors.com.

Dwight McKee MD has been a member of the Internal Medicine staff at Scripps Clinic, and practiced medical oncology and hematology at the San Diego Cancer Center in Vista, CA. for 3 years, where he also served as medical director for the Sharp Hospice. He continues to serve as a consultant for the San Diego Cancer Research Center, and serves as Scientific Director of Life Plus International in Batesville, Arkansas. His experience in medical research, nutritional science, immunology, chemistry, oncology, and complementary medicine make him one of the most knowledgeable researchers and clinicians worldwide.

Healthy Medicine #83: Update on EM Fields

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Karl Maret about the latest scince on how environmental electromagnetic fields can affect our health and well-being.

Karl Maret, M.D. is a practicing physician in Santa Cruz, California. He is a leading international spokesperson in energy medicine, and President of the Dove Health Alliance. Read more at www.heartmindcommunications.com.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

HMR #81: Energize Your Life

Dr Zieve talks with Dr. Stephen Barrie about the common denominators in succesful self-care and dealing with chronic health problems, as well as new directions in laboratory testing.

Stephen Barrie ND is an international lecturer, writer and thought leader on making integrative medicine a valuable part of modern western healthcare. He founded the Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratory, co-authored The 7-Day Detox Miracle and Energize Your Life, and has published frequently in medical journals such as The Lancet, Agents and Actions, and Medical Hypothesis. Read more at www.detoxologie.com.

HMR #80: The Vitamin D Revolution

Dr Zieve talks with Dr. Soram Khalsa, author of The Vitamin D Revolution, about this vital hormone, how it works in the body and its importance in maintaining health.

Board certified in internal medicine, Soram Khalsa MD is is an associate physician in the Division of Internal Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Chairman of the Advisory Committee for the Environmental Medicine Center of Excellence at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona. He is also a founding member of the American Holistic Medical Association, a member of the Bureau of Naturopathic Medicine Advisory Council for the State of California, and serves as Medical Director for the East-West Medical Research Institute. In his private medical practice, he integrates phytotherapeutics, homeopathy, acupuncture and environmental medicine with traditional internal medicine. Read more at www.drsoram.com and www.vitamindrevolution.com.

HMR #79: The Drugs Are the Problem

Dr Zieve discusses how standard pharmacological treatment can lead to physical and mental illness with physician and educator Dr Gary Kohls, author of the recent article "Americaís mental illness epidemic: It turns out that the drugs are the problem."

Gary Kohls MD retired in 2008 from private independent practice. His special area of interest was in helping people recognize the connections between physical and emotional symptoms, psychological trauma, brain malnutrition and neurotransmitter/brain chemical depletions. His interest was in discovering the root causes of his patient's symptoms, working towards prevention and risk reduction. The toxicity and frequent loss of effectiveness of many anti-depressant drugs led him to new methods of treatment, including the use of more natural and well tolerated amino acids, prescribed on an individualized basis, which replenish the brain's natural anti-depressants. Dr. Kohls continues to present lectures and seminars to healthcare professionals and the general public, as well as editing the popular e-newsletter Preventive Psychiatry E-Newsletter (PPEN). Read more at mindbodymedicineduluth.com.

HMR #77: Saying No to Conventional Cancer Treatment, part 2

Dr Zieve talks with Hollie and Patrick Quinn, authors of "You Did What? Saying No to Conventional Cancer Treatment," about Hollie's personal experience of taking responsibility and control over her condition and building an unconventional team to help her work through breast cancer. Part 2 of two.

From the book cover: "This is a story about a young woman with a very common but deadly illness who did a very uncommon thing when faced with that disease. She disagreed with her doctors, rejected their treatment advice, and chose her own path to getting well again. She did this in the face of paralyzing fears of dying and leaving behind a motherless daughter. She did this in the face of the daunting task of researching and choosing a better treatment. She did this in the face of the intense pressures of social conformity telling her to listen to her doctors. What she did was extraordinarily brave and forward-thinking. In effect, she forged a better path through a thicket of fear, complexity, and pressure. She forged this path with the help of her husband, working as a team and exhibiting unyielding togetherness. This book chronicles the journey they took together, back to health." Read more at youdidwhatbook.com.

HMR #76: Saying No to Conventional Cancer Treatment, part 1

Dr Zieve talks with Hollie and Patrick Quinn, authors of "You Did What? Saying No to Conventional Cancer Treatment," about Hollie's personal experience of taking responsibility and control over her condition and building an unconventional team to help her work through breast cancer. Part 1 of two.

From the book cover: "This is a story about a young woman with a very common but deadly illness who did a very uncommon thing when faced with that disease. She disagreed with her doctors, rejected their treatment advice, and chose her own path to getting well again. She did this in the face of paralyzing fears of dying and leaving behind a motherless daughter. She did this in the face of the daunting task of researching and choosing a better treatment. She did this in the face of the intense pressures of social conformity telling her to listen to her doctors. What she did was extraordinarily brave and forward-thinking. In effect, she forged a better path through a thicket of fear, complexity, and pressure. She forged this path with the help of her husband, working as a team and exhibiting unyielding togetherness. This book chronicles the journey they took together, back to health." Read more at youdidwhatbook.com.Tags: integrativecancermd

Sunday, September 26, 2010

HMR #75: Amygdala Retraining

Dr Zieve discusses retraining the brain and the pioneering approach of therapist Ashok Gupta to chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and other puzzling disorders.

Ashok Gupta, a researcher and therapist in the field of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), has dedicated ten years of his life to understanding and treating the condition. He suffered from ME/CFS himself and, having overcome his own problem, runs a clinic in Central London where he successfully treats patients with the condition. Read more at guptaprogramme.com

HMR #74: Science vs Commerce in Pharmacology

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Beatrice Golomb of UCSD medical school about the science of pharmaceutical studies and how conflicts of interest can bias your prescriptions, as well as her research on Gulf War Syndrome.

After receiving a bachelor's degree in physics summa cum laude at USC, Prof Golomb received her PhD and MD in 1988 and 1989 at UC San Diego. Following a medical residency and chief residency in Los Angeles, and a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholarship at UCLA/RAND, she joined UC San Diego in 1996, where she is currently Associate Professor of Medicine. She has studied illness in Persian Gulf War veterans, for which she received international attention first for her work at RAND and more recently for work by the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War veteran's illnesses, on which she has served as Scientific Director and now Chief Scientist. Her other main area of study has been the benefits and particularly the risks of cholesterol reduction. These areas have converged, leading to her interest in mitochondrial function and aging.

HMR #73:Yoga and Your Health

Dr Zieve talks with writer, teacher and coach Wayne Lehrer about the purpose and practice of yoga and how it relates to health and well-being.

Artist, writer, inventor and educator Wayne Lehrer has taught hatha yoga for over 25 years. His book "The Prodigy Within: Discovering the Gift You Have to Give" offers principles for connecting with and manifesting one's own special gifts. Read more at theprodigywithin.com.

HMR #72: Is Your House Making you Sick?

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Erica Elliott about the rapidly growing field of environmental medicine, the hidden hazards that can cause serious, complex and difficult-to-diagnose symptoms, as well as strategies for reducing the body's toxic load.

Erica Elliott MD is board-certified in both family practice and environmental medicine, practicing in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has more than two decades of experience in successfully treating people with complex and perplexing chronic ailments. Dr. Elliott has lectured extensively on nutrition, the role of hidden food allergens, environmental toxins, and detoxification with infra-red sauna. She is co-author of Prescriptions for a Healthy House, New Society Press, 2008. Read more at www.ericaelliottmd.com

Monday, August 9, 2010

HMR #71: Integrative Medicine as the New Mainstream

Dr Zieve Talks with Dr David Riley about how conventional medicine is integrating complementary and alternative therapies to maximize the healing response and looking at healing in new ways.

David Riley MD is the founder of the Integrative Medicine Institute, which conducts research on the effectiveness, safety, patient satisfaction, and costs of health services that integrate complementary and alternative therapies with conventional medicine. The goals of IMI are to help improve healthcare decisionmaking through research, analysis, and clinical practice, and combine the best of complementary and conventional medicine in a holistic and collaborative model of care for patients. Read more at integrativemed.org.

HMR #70: Premonitions and Health

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Larry Dossey about his research into the surprisingly substantial role of hunches, intuition and "business sense" in our health, how we can exercise our natural intuitiveness, and his book, The Science of Premonitions.

Larry Dossey MD is an internationally influential advocate of the role of the mind in health and the role of spirituality in healthcare. Bringing the experience of a practicing internist and the soul of a poet to the discourse, Dr. Larry Dossey offers panoramic insight into the nature and the future of medicine. Read more at dosseydossey.com

HMR #69: Building an Integrative Program

Dr Zieve discusses the integrative medicine program at the University of Minnesota and educating health-care consumers with Dr. Mary Jo Kreitzer, director of the UMinn Center for Spirituality and Healing, who advocates new models and bigger ideas for our health-care system.

Dr. Mary Jo Kreitzer PhD, RN is the founder and director of the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota, with more than two decades of leadership and expertise to the field of integrative health and medicine. She is a principal researcher and a tenured professor in the School of Nursing, where she co-directs the Doctorate in Nursing Practice program in integrative health and healing. From 2004-2007 she served as vice-chair of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, and in 2008 was named by Minnesota Physician as one of the 100 most influential health-care leaders in the state. She testified before the US Senate on health-care reform in 2009. Read more at takingchargeofyourhealth.com.

HMR #68: Teaching Integrative Medicine

Dr Zieve looks into the current state of integrative medicine in medical schools with Dr Tanya Edwards of the Cleveland Clinic and the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, exploring the expansion of professional interest in and acceptance of alternative disciplines.

For ten years Tanya Edwards MD has taught courses on complementary and alternative medicine at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where she established the Area of Concentration for Alternative Medicine. For the past year she has been active in integrating complementary medical education into the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. As a family physician Dr Edwards sees patients at the Cleveland Clinic Independence Family Health Center. She provides integrative medicine consultations at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Integrative Medicine, which opened in 2004. She was recently elected Chair of the board of Mind Body Spirit Connected, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to educating Northeast Ohioans about integrative medicine. Read more at clevelandclinic.org.

HMR #67: The Fourfold Path to Healing

Dr Zieve talks with Dr. Tom Cowan about the role of diet in healing and consistent health, and the Westin Price dietary approach, including some especially thought-provoking ideas about heart disease.

Tom Cowan MD has served as vice president of the Physicians Association for Anthroposophical Medicine and is a founding board member of the Weston A. Price Foundation. He is the principal author of the book The Fourfold Path to Healing, published in 2004 by New Trends Publishing. He writes the "Ask the Doctor" column in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the foundationís quarterly magazine, and has lectured throughout the United States and Canada. He currently practices medicine in San Francisco.read more at fourfoldhealing.com.

HMR #66: Exercise Makes You Smarter

Dr Zieve talks with Harvard Medical School Professor John Ratey MD about using physical exercise to build and maintain a healthy brain and improve cognition.

John J Ratey MD is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, research synthesist, speaker, and author, as well a clinical psychiatrist with a private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has lectured and published 60 peer-reviewed articles on aggression, autism, ADHD, and other issues in neuropsychiatry.

Dr. Ratey authored A Userπs Guide to the Brain (2000) and co-authored Shadow Syndromes (1997) with Catherine Johnson PhD. Between 1994 and 2005 he co-authored the series Driven to Distraction (1994), Answers to Distraction (1995) and Delivered from Distraction (2005) with Edward Hallowell MD, all published by Pantheon/Random House. He has also edited several books, including The Neuropsychiatry of Personality Disorders (1994), published by Blackwell Scientific.

Most recently, Dr Ratey has penned Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, published by Little Brown. In Spark Dr. Ratey guides readers to an understanding of neurobiology and inspires readers to reach for their full potential and embrace exercise, which is crucial for the peak performance of both brain and body. Read more at www.johnratey.com.


Thursday, July 1, 2010

HMR # 65 Mindfulness and Health, Part 3

Dr Zieve continues his conversation with Dr Charles Gant, an MD, naturopath and integrative physician, about the four-part-brain, letting go of pain and how mindfulness practices can reduce stress and provide benefits for all sorts of health challenges, from cancer to addiction.

Dr. Charles Gant has practiced Integrative, Bomplementary/Alternative and Functional Medicine for over three decades, and teaches mindfulness-based meditation, incorporating Gestalt, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Transpersonal and other mindfulness-based psychotherapies into his medical practice. His doctoral research in the 1980s predicted that mindfulness-based therapies should evoke consistent neurophysiological changes in brain function (especially frontal lobes), which should be measurable with brain neuroimagery, and this has essentially been proven in the last decade in functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Positron Emission Tomography research. Dr. Gant is the Director of Integrative Medicine of the neuroimagery group, Brain Enhancement Solutions and Technologies Inc. (brainenhancement.net ), which applies quantum EEG neuroimagery to diagnose and treat brain disorders and clarify the effects of brain nutritional restoration, detoxification and neurotransmitter restoration. He is also medical director and CMO of Synaptic Connections (synapticconnections.org ), a research-focused, nonprofit neuroimagery group studying the effects of neurofeedback on brain disorders and how nutrition, detoxification and neurotransmitter balancing enhance brain function and improve outcomes for various neuropsychiatric disorders. He has written several books for general readers, including "End Your Addiction Now". Read more at charlesgantmd.com.


HMR #64 Mindfulness and Health, Part 2

Dr Zieve discusses the larger concepts of mindfulness with therapist and "mindfulness student" Neil Pinholster, exploring the mind-body connection and ways to reroute neural pathways for healthier living.

Neil Pinholster has studied and practiced energy medicine since 1976. He has been studying since 1997 with the International School for Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy with added focus on non-cathartic shock and trauma release with Peter Levineís trauma-resolution methods. He has studied and taught in Peru with Don Theo Peredez. Neil maintains a private clinical practice and teaches in Prescott, Arizona.


HMR #63 Mindfulness and Health

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Charles Gant, an MD, naturopath and integrative physician, about the four-part-brain, letting go of pain and how mindfulness practices can reduce stress and provide benefits for all sorts of health challenges, from cancer to addiction.
Dr. Charles Gant has practiced Integrative, Complementary/Alternative and Functional Medicine for over three decades, and teaches mindfulness-based meditation, incorporating Gestalt, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Transpersonal and other mindfulness-based psychotherapies into his medical practice. His doctoral research in the 1980s predicted that mindfulness-based therapies should evoke consistent neurophysiological changes in brain function (especially frontal lobes), which should be measurable with brain neuroimagery, and this has essentially been proven in the last decade in functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Positron Emission Tomography research. Dr. Gant is the Director of Integrative Medicine of the neuroimagery group, Brain Enhancement Solutions and Technologies Inc. (brainenhancement.net ), which applies quantum EEG neuroimagery to diagnose and treat brain disorders and clarify the effects of brain nutritional restoration, detoxification and neurotransmitter restoration. He is also medical director and CMO of Synaptic Connections (synapticconnections.org ), a research-focused, nonprofit neuroimagery group studying the effects of neurofeedback on brain disorders and how nutrition, detoxification and neurotransmitter balancing enhance brain function and improve outcomes for various neuropsychiatric disorders. He has written several books for general readers, including "End Your Addiction Now". Read more at charlesgantmd.com.

HMR #62 Moving Toward Optimal Health

Dr. Dickson Thom DDS returns to Healthy Medicine to talk with Dr Zieve about daily practices and finding the right health-care partner for your optimal health.

Dr. Dickson Thom DDS, ND lectures extensively and has written and collaborated on many articles dealing with energy medicine and nutrition. He is the author of "Coping with Food Intolerances" and "Unda Numbers: An Energetic Journey to Homeostasis and Wellness.,"and he operates the Bamboo Clinic in Portland, OR. Read more at www.wholisticsolutions.net.


HMR #61 Treating the System, Not the Symptom

Dr Zieve discusses the many aspects of functional medicine with Dr Mark Hyman MD, including why antidepressants don't work, the importance of Vitamin D and what he calls the "metabolic tune-up."

Bestselling author, lecturer, and practicing physician Mark A. Hyman MD is a leader in the emerging field of functional medicine, which moves beyond diagnosis-based medicine to incorporate new research that for the first time allows treatment of the underlying causes of disease. Read more at www.ultrawellness.com.


HMR #60 Sick and Tired

Dr Zieve discusses some of the systemic problems with health-care today with Helene Jorgensen, author of "Sick and Tired: How the U.S. Health Care System Fails Its Patients"

In 2003 economist Helene Jorgensen was bitten by a tick and began a new, unpaid, and full-time jobósojourner through the US health care system. Her five-year odyssey reveals the many inefficiencies and irrationalities that both characterize the system and put lives at risk. In her new book, Sick and Tired: How the U.S. Health Care System Fails Its Patients, Jorgensen takes a closer look at institutional failures at every stage of the health care system, iand offers practical ideas for reform. read more at sickandtiredbook.com.


HMR #59 Building Social Infrastructure

Dr Zieve talks with local community organizers about creating and maintaining organizations to support healthier communities.

Al Carter is an organizer for Americorps. He and Gary Stokes work with the Yavapai Community Collaborative, an organization working to "develop and support collaborative partnership opportunities that vitalize our communities." Read more at yavcc.org.



HMR #58 My Stroke of Insight

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor talks with Dr Zieve about her experience with stroke, the importance of exercising our intuitive side, and her best-selling book, My Stroke of Insight.
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a respected and published neuroanatomist specializing in the postmortem investigation of the brain as it relates to schizophrenia and severe mental illness. In 1996 Dr. Taylor experienced a rare form of stroke and underwent major brain surgery to remove a golf-ball sized blood clot from the left hemisphere of her brain. As the swelling and trauma of the stroke placed pressure on her dominant left hemisphere, the functions of her right hemisphere blossomed. It took her eight years to rebuild her brain - from the inside out. Her book about her recovery and the insights she gained into the workings of her brain became a New York Times bestselling memoir, My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey. In May 2008, Time Magazine ranked Dr. Taylor among the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Currently she serves as President of the Greater Bloomington Affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Bloomington, Indiana. Read more at drjilltaylor.com.


HMR #57 Natural Detoxification

Simple ways to reduce costs and promote health are the topic as Dr Zieve talks with registered nurse Andreanna Rainville about detoxification techniques and the importance of drinking water.

Andreanna Rainville RN is an instructor in the Institute of Neurobiology of the American Academy of Neural Therapy and the Klinghardt Academy of Neurobiology, and works as a full-time RN for Dr Dietrich Klinghardt, MD. With over 20 years of healthcare experience, she is certified in a broad variety of health disciplines and co-founder of FoodPharmacy, creators of Diet Therapy Software for healthcare professionals. Read more at nurseandi.com.



HMR #56 Living in the EMF Cloud

Dr Zieve discusses the pervasiveness and effects of electromagnetic signals in our environment with researcher and activist Camilla Rees.

Camilla Rees MBA is a marketing communications consultant, environmental activist and radio host covering health topics and the green economy. She co-authored the book Public Health SOS: The Shadow Side of the Wireless Revolution. Read more at www.ElectromagneticHealth.org.



Friday, June 25, 2010

HMR #55 Creating a Positive Future with Bruce Lipton

Dr Zieve talks with Dr. Bruce Lipton about genetics, stress, the no-cebo effect and how everyone is a "cultural creative."

Bruce H. Lipton, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. His pioneering research in cell biology and quantum physics led to better understanding of how cells "think" and presaged the modern science of epigenetics. Read more at www.brucelipton.com�

HMR #54 Environment-Savvy Living

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Bill Chameides of Duke University about environmental awareness, seeking positive solutions and strategies for health in a hazardous world.

Dr Bill Chameides is Dean and Nicholas Professor of the Environment at Duke University, with more than 30 years in academia as a professor, researcher, teacher and mentor. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, and a recipient of the American Geophysical Unionís MacElwane Award. He has served on numerous national and international committees and task forces, including three years as chief scientist of the Environmental Defense Fund, and in recognition was named a National Associate of the National Academies for "extraordinary service." In November 2008 Bill was appointed vice chair of the Committee on Americaís Climate Choices [http://americasclimatechoices.org/], commissioned by Congress to develop a multi-decadal roadmap for Americaís response to climate change. Read more at thegreengrok.com

HMR #53 Humanizing Ourselves

Dr Zieve talks with author and healer Dr Carl Hammerschlag about the mind-body connection and a deeper approach to health care.

Carl A. Hammerschlag MD is a master storyteller and internationally recognized author, physician, speaker and healer. A Yale-trained psychiatrist; he has spent more than twenty years working with Native Americans. He is an expert on how to survive in rapidly changing cultures. Now one of the worlds leading proponents of Psychoneuroimmunology (mind-body-spirit medicine), he is a faculty member at the University of Arizona Medical School. He is a faculty member at the Univ. of Arizona Medical School, and founder of the Turtle Island Project, a non-profit, multidisciplinary organization whose programs integrate the principles of mind/body/spirit medicine with Native American rituals and ceremonies. Read more at www.healingdoc.com

HMR #52 Brain Integration

Dr Zieve discusses problems related to attention, including attention deficit disorders and dyslexia, with Samati Lynn Keehan of Prescott AZ about the approach and results of a technique called Brain Integration.

Since 1988 Susan J McCrossin AP has been studying the links between learning difficulties and acupressure and developing a recolutionary comprehensive system dubbed CrossinologyÆ - Brain Integration Technique to improve learning ability, creativity, and physical coordination. Read more at crossinology.com.

HMR #51 Toxic Beauty

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Samuel Epstein of the Illinois School of Public Health about the unknown risks associated with cosmeceuticals and about his latest book, "Toxic Beauty."

Samuel S. Epstein, M.D. is an internationally recognized authority on avoidable causes of cancer, particularly unknowing exposures to industrial carcinogens in air, water, the workplace, and consumer products--food, cosmetics and toiletries, and household products including pesticides--besides carcinogenic prescription drugs. He is professor emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois School of Public Health, and Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition. He has published some 260 peer reviewed articles, and authored or co-authored 11 books including: the prize-winning 1978 The Politics of Cancer; the 1995 Safe Shopper's Bible; the 1998 Breast Cancer Prevention Program; the 1998 The Politics of Cancer, Revisited; the 2001 GOT (Genetically Engineered) MILK! The Monsanto rBGH/BST Milk Wars Handbook; the 2001 Unreasonable Risk. How to Avoid Cancer from Cosmetics and Personal Care Products: The Neways Story; the 2005 Cancer-Gate: How to Win the Losing Cancer War; the 2006 What's In Your Milk?; and the 2009 Toxic Beauty (with Randall Fitzgerald). Read more at preventcancer.com

HMR #50 Walking Barefoot on the Earth

Dr James Oschman talks with Dr Zieve about energy medicine, the physics of energy work and how free radicals work in the body.

James L. Oschman, Ph.D., President of Natureís Own Research Association has been studying the body and the scientific basis for complementary and alternative medicines since 1965, and publishing regularly on the science and experience of a variety of bodywork, energetic, and movement therapies. More recently he is also involved as a consultant in the design of medical devices, relying on his experience in biophysics and complementary medicine. Read more at energyresearch.us.

HMR #49 Leading from the Future

Dr. Zieve talks with Dr. Otto Scharmer of MIT about addressing crises by leading from the future, the importance of listening and how to listen, and the practical utility of opening up to possibility and connecting with out deeper selves.

Dr. C. Otto Scharmer is a Senior Lecturer at MIT, the founding chair of the Presencing Institute, and a founding member of the MIT Green Hub. Scharmer has consulted with global companies, international institutions, and governments in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. He has co-designed and delivered award-winning business leadership programs for client firms including Daimler, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Fujitsu, and Google. He also facilitates cross-sector programs for leaders in business, government, and civil society that focus on building peopleís collective capacity to achieve profound innovation and change.

Scharmer holds a Ph.D. in economics and management from Witten-Herdecke University in Germany. He introduced the theoretical framework and practice called ìpresencing? in his book Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges (2007), and in Presence: An Exploration of Profound Change in People, Organizations, and Society (2005), co-authored with Peter Senge, Joseph Jaworski, and Betty Sue Flowers. With his colleagues, Scharmer has used presencing to facilitate profound innovation and change processes both within companies and across societal systems. More information about Scharmer and his work can be found at: www.presencing.com and ottoscharmer.com.

HMR #48 Children's Issues

Dr. Zieve talks with pediatric specialist Dr. Amy Derksen about the special needs of children in a discussion ranging from antibiotics to autism.

Amy Derksen ND is an expert in autonomic testing and autism practicing in Bellevue, WA.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

HMR #47: Integrative Oncology

Dr. Zieve discusses new directions in cancer care with Dr. Donald Abrams, Director of Integrative Oncology Research at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.

Donald Abrams MD is the current Vice-President of the Society for Integrative Oncology, Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, Chief of Hematology/Oncology at San Francisco General Hospital and Director of Integrative Oncology Research at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. He is a member of the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center Executive Committee and co-chairs the Center's developing program in Symptom Management, Palliative Care and Survivorship. He co-edited the textbook Integrative Oncology with Dr. Andrew Weil, published by Oxford University Press. Read more at http://www.osher.ucsf.edu/bios/abrams.html.



HMR #46: Living Lighter with Swami Beyondananda

Dr. Zieve talks with Steve Baehrman, aka cosmic comedian Swami Beyondananda, about how a lighter perspective can help us be healthier both in our selves and our society.

Steve Bhaerman is an internationally known author, humorist, and workshop leader. For many years he has written and performed as Swami Beyondananda, the ìCosmic Comic.î Swamiís comedy has been called ìirreverently upliftingî and has been described both as ìcomedy disguised as wisdomî and ìwisdom disguised as comedy.î As the Swami, Steve is the author of four books: Driving Your Own Karma, When You See a Sacred Cow, Milk It For All Itís Worth, Duck Soup for the Soul, and his latest, Swami for Precedent: A 7-Step Plan to Heal the Body Politic and Cure Electile Dysfunction. Along with his comedy performances, Swamiís nationally syndicated spoof advice column Ask the Swami have found a wide and appreciative audience. Most recently he collaborated with biologist Dr. Bruce Lipton to write Spontaneous Evolution, Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There From Here. Read more at www.wakeuplaughing.com.



HMR #45: Integrative Dentistry

Dr. Dino Paulos joins Dr. Zieve to discuss dental health with an integrative perspective and how subtle dental problems can affect overall health.

Dino Paulos BS DMD practices in Victoria BC, specializing in biological and occlusive dentisry and pain management.



HMR #44: A New Look at Heart Disease

Nationally known integrative physician assistant David Overton talks with Dr. Zieve about America's epidemic of cardiovascular disease, which cuts across all age groups, and how cholesterol can be an indicator of more subtle problems.

David Overton PA-C has more than 20 years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant, licensed and Board Certified by the state of Washington, and works at the Natural Medicine & Family Practice in Olympia, WA, near Seattle. Read more at natmeds.net.



HMR #43: Food and Health

Dr. Zieve talks with dietician and nutritionist Ana Maria Quispe of the
Organic Consumers Association and Via Organica
about strategies for economical organic eating, healthy aging, food value and organic farming.

Ana Maria Quispe is the staff nutritionist for Via Organica, a group affiliated with the Organic Farmers Association to teach Mexican farmers about organic agriculture. Read more at organicconsumers.org.



HMR #42: Modern Homeopathy

Dr. Zieve talks with Dr. Todd Rowe, president and a founder of the American Medical College of Homeopathy, about training homeopathic doctors and how modern medicine is integrating homeopathy for a more comprehensive view of human health.

HMR #41: Taking Charge

Dr. Zieve discusses ways of thinking outside the box and taking responsibility for our own health.

HMR #40: The Stress Response

Dr. Zieve talks with international consultant and nutritionist Larry Wilson MD about understanding and rebalancing the stress response using hair analysis and other techniques.
Larry Wilson MD, FICB is founder of The Center for Development in Prescott Arizona. Read more at www.drlwilson.com

HMR #39: Qigong

Dr. Zieve explores the effects of Qigong, an ancient Chinese meditative technique, with advanced Chi-lel Qigong instructor Daisy Lucas.

Daisy Lucas is an advanced Chi-lel Qigong instructor and author of At the Same Time, a memoir of her journey as a modern-day medicine woman, traveling globally, learning lessons for discovering the self emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually, and becoming a vital and active spoke in the wheel of humanity (2008).



HMR #38: The Profit Motive and Health

How does the profitmaking model affect our bodies and lives? Dr. Zieve discusses new thinking about food, economics and the profit motive.

HMR #37: Collaborative Oncology

Dr. Zieve discusses collaborative oncology, the science of dealing sensibly and naturally with cancer, with integrative cancer specialist Dr. Dwight McKee.

Dwight McKee MD, is a nationally recognized integrative cancer specialist and consultant who has practiced medical oncology at the San Diego Cancer Center and is a consultant to the San Diego Cancer Research Institute, bringing a comprehensive perspective to the practice of Oncology and Hematology in the forefront of the application of integrative medicine to the field of cancer care. Read more at: www.dwightmckee.com



HMR #36: Radiation Hormesis

Dr. Zieve talks with Jay Gutierrez about the use of natural, low-dose earth radiation in healing.

Jay Gutierrez is a nationally recognized expert in radiation hormesis, the use of natural, low-dose earth radiation in healing. Read more at: radiationhormesis.com



HMR #35: Indoor Environments

Dr. Zieve talks with Vicki Warren, executive director of the Institute for Bau-Biologie and Ecology, about healthy homes and workplaces. Vicki Warren is executive director and consultant on indoor environmental issues at the nonprofit Institute for Bau-Biologie and Ecology (IBE), an educational institution that integrates technical knowledge, biological understanding and ecological sensitivity to help build healthy homes and workplaces. Read more at buildingbiology.net

HMR #34: The Integrative Approach

Dr. Brian M. Berman of the University of Maryland School of Medicine talks with Dr. Zieve about how conventional medicine is adopting the integrative approach.

Dr. Brian Berman is Professor of Family Medicine and the founder and Director of the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine, the first center for research, education and clinical care in complementary and integrative medicine based in a US academic health center. Read more at: www.compmed.umm.edu



HMR #33: Health-Care Reform

Dr. Zieve has a lively discussion with radio host and investigative reporter Stephen Lendman about health-care reform.

Stephen Lendman is an investigative reporter, regular contributor to the Centre for Research on Globalization, and radio host in Chicago. Visit his blog



HMR #32: Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt

Dr. Zieve explores the five levels of life and how we integrate them for health with internationally respected teacher Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt.

Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, founder of the Klighardt Academy of Neurobiology in Boulder, Colorado, is an internationally respected teacher and practitioner well known for his work on Lyme disease and mercury toxicity, winner of the Physician of the Year award from the Global Foundation of Integrative Medicine in May 2007, and author of many standard texts and protocols. Visit: www.klinghardtneurobiology.com



HMR #31 Weight Management

Dr Zieve discusses weight management with Donnie Yance, internationally known herbalist and nutritionist and director of the Centre for Natural Healing in Ashland OR. Visit: www.mederifoundation.org

HMR #30 Family Systems Therapy

Dr Zieve talks with Mark Wolynn, director of The Hellinger Institute in Western PA and co-director of The Hellinger Learning Center in NYC, about how events in your family's past can cause health problems today. Visit: www.hellingerpa.com

HMR #29 The Health-Care Crisis

International lecturer Dr. Steven Ross, founder and director of the World Research Foundation in Sedona AZ and author of "And Nothing Happened ...," discusses our health care crisis and what you can do.

HMR #28 Colon Health

Dr. Zieve talks with colon health specialist and international teacher Dr. Victoria Bowmann, author of "You Gotta Have Guts. Visit: myrealhealth.com

HMR #27 Total Biology

Gilbert Renaud, a consultant and practitioner with over two decades of experience in holistic health, is an international teacher of "Total Biology," an effective approach to healing by exploring the psychological connections of physical disease.Visit: www.totalbiology.ca

HMR #26 Alzheimer's Care & Causes

Yvonne Napolitano of the Margaret T. Morris Center in Prescott AZ and Boyd Haylee, Proffessor Emeritus in Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Kentucky discuss Alzheimer's care and causes.

HMR #25 Neural Therapy

Dr Zieve talks with Jeff Harris ND of Bester University about neural therapy, its mechanisms and effects on the human electrical system. Dr. Harris has a busy naturopathic practice in Seattle.His website is www.jeffharrisnd.com

HMR #24 Lyme Disease

Steven Harrod Buhner, author of "Healing Lyme," is a master herbalist and psychotherapist in Silver City NM. His webite is www.gaianstudies.org

HMR #23 Single-Payer II

Dr David Himmelstein, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard School of Medicine, discusses single-payer health care and how it could work in the US.

HMR #22 Stephen Landman, Health Care Policy, Single-Payer

Dr Zieve discusses health-care policy and the single-payer idea with Stephen Lendman, a regular contributor to the Centre for Research on Globalization and radio host in Chicago. Visit his blog

HMR #21 The Wholesale Sedation of America's Children

Andrew Weiss, author of "The Wholesale Sedation of America's Children," earned a PhD in school-clinical psychology from Hofstra University, served on the faculty of Iona College, and has been a senior school administrator in Chappaqua, New York.

Health Care Reform June 2009

Republicans are betting that the specter of "big government" can still unsettle voters. When Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) spoke on the chamber floor Thursday morning, his remarks sounded as if they had been pulled from an early-1990s focus group.

"Americans want reform that addresses the high cost of care and gives everyone access to quality care," McConnell said. ". . . But creating a government bureaucracy that denies, delays and rations health care is not the reform they want. They don't want the people who brought us the Department of Motor Vehicles making life-and-death decisions for them."

RZ: It seems to me that we already have a huge bureaucratic maze that denies, delays, and rations health care. It is called the private insurance industry. It is not at all clear that the government would do a worse job.
It is important that you bring this simple reality to people’s attention, to break the Republican mindset control on the American mind.
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Conservatives for Patients' Rights, last week launched a television ad warning that if the federal government becomes a player in healthcare insurance, it will erode private plans, leaving citizens with no choices about their care.

RZ: there is not much left that has not been eroded in private plans. Millions currently do not have a choice about their care because they either must avoid seeking care or go to emergency rooms. Taht is their choice because of economic realities.

HMR #20 Robert Resendes

Robert Resendes is Director of Yavapai County Community Health Services.

HMR #19 Nicholas Meyer, D.D.S

Nicholas Meyer, D.D.S, of Millenium Dental in Scottsdale, Az, is Co-founder of the Arizona Holistic Dental Association, President of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, and Member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.

HMR #18 Alice Nixon and Tony Cocilovo

Alice Nixon is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice for over 20 years in Chicago.
Her modalities include EMDR, EFT, Sound Therapy, Vestibular Stimulation, Neurosensory Development, Strobic Colored Light Therapy and more.
Tony Cocilovo is a national speaker in color therapy and developer of the Photon Stimulator. He is an iridologist trained in Europe, and has been involved in color and light therapy for over 25 years. www.photonstimulator.com. Tony lives in Prescott, Az

HMR #17 Jill Stansbury, N.D.

Jill Stansbury, N.D. Dr. Stansbury is chair of the Department of Botanical Medicine and Professor of Botanical Medicine at The National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She is author of the book Herbs for Healing

HMR #16 Charles Eisenstein

Charles Eisenstein is the author of Ascent of Humanity. He speaks throughout the world at conferences addressing the future we need to create, and is a regular contributor to Reality Sandwhich. Web site: www.ascentofhumanity.com.

HMR #15 Professor Boyd Haley, PhD

Professor Boyd Haley, PhD, is Chair of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky. He is a recognized worldwide speaker and published researcher on the effects of thimerosal mercury and vaccines in autism and chronic neurological illnesses.

HMR #14 Don Yance on Integrative Cancer Care

Practicing Clinical Herbologist and Certified Nutritionist
Director, the Centre for Natural Healing, Ashland, Oregon. Donnie teaches and works with progressive oncologists nationwide.
For more info, visit: www.centrehealing.com

HMR #13 Amy Worthington Episode #2

Amy Worthington is a writer, researcher, and activist, who has published some of most thorough research into the harmful effects of electromagnetic fields, including The Radiation Poisoning of America and Generation X-d Out. She lives and works in northern Idaho

HMR #12 Amy Worthington

Amy Worthington is a writer, researcher, and activist, who has published some of most thorough research into the harmful effects of electromagnetic fields, including The Radiation Poisoning of America and Generation X-d Out. She lives and works in northern Idaho

HMR #11 Paul Glover

Paul Glover is the founder of Ithaca HOURS local currency, the Ithaca Health Alliance, author of several books, with over 35 years of community organizing on behalf of grassroots economic development. He is currently director of Philahealthia, a health care co-op. Learn more at his website, www.paulglover.org

HMR #10 David Jernigan, D.C. interview 2

David Jernigan, D.C., is the author of the very important book, Beating Lyme Disease. He is the founder and director of the Hansa Center for Optimal Health in Witchita, Kansas.
He also the developer of the diagnostic and treatment technique Bio-Resonance Scanning.

HMR #9 David Jernigan, D.C. Beating Lyme Disease

David Jernigan, D.C., is the author of the very important book, Beating Lyme Disease. He is the founder and director of the Hansa Center for Optimal Health in Witchita, Kansas.
He also the developer of the diagnostic and treatment technique Bio-Resonance Scanning.

HMR #8 Karl Maret, M.D. on Energy Medicine

Karl Maret, M.D. is a practicing physician in Santa Cruz, California. He is a leading international spokesperson in energy medicine, and President of the Dove Health Alliance

HMR #7 Mark Blumenthal onThe State of Herbs in Healthcare today

Founder and Director, The American Botanical Council, Austin Texas
Editor and Publisher, HerbalGram Magazine
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HMR #6 Dick Thom, D.O on Naturopathic Medicine and Health Care Reform, and Dentistry

Professor, National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, Oregon
Bamboo Clinic, Portland, Oregon
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HMR #5 Joseph Mercola, D.O on Vitamin D, Mammograms, and Health Care Reform

Founder and Director of the #1 visited alternative medicine website in the United States
NY Times Best-selling author: The No Grain Diet
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HMR #4 Mark Schauss: Detoxification and Laboratory Testing

Internationally acclaimed expert in integrative medicine laboratory testing
Author of "Achieving Victory in a Toxic World"
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HMR #3 W. Lee Cowden, M.D. on Integrative Cardiology

Internationally recognized speaker and author in Alternative and Energy Medicine
Board Certified Cardiologist
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HMR #2 Don Yance on Integrative Cancer Care

Practicing Clinical Herbologist and Certified Nutritionist
Director, the Centre for Natural Healing, Ashland, Oregon
For more info, visit: www.centrehealing.com

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Healthy Medicine #1 Patch Adams, M.D. on Health Care Reform

International speaker, activist, and author in health care reform Humor in Medicine, Patch's work was the subject of movie "Patch Adams," with Robin Williams presents a new model for health care. For more info, visit: Gesundheit Institute: