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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