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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Healthy Medicine #117: Healthier Schools and Playgrounds

Dr Zieve discusses how to be aware of and eliminate toxic factors in our home and school environments with Patti Wood, founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit Grassroots Environmental Education.

Patricia Wood is a visiting scholar at Adelphi University, where she lectures on environmental exposures and related health issues in the School of Nursing. She also works with the Environmental Health Division of the New York State Department of Health, producing public information materials, and was recently appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Sustainability and Green Procurement. Ms. Wood is the co-producer of the documentary film “Our Children at Risk,” which explores the latest scientific research linking environmental toxins to children's health problems, and the author of “The ChildSafe Guidelines” and “The ChildSafe School,” which promote and provide a framework for a comprehensive approach to reducing environmental toxins in schools, as well as "Helping to Heal," a book for parents of children with life-threatening illnesses. Read more at grassrootsinfo.org.

Healthy Medicine #116: Homeopathy and the Subtle Self

Dr Zieve talks with homeopathic practitioner Donna Lozito about how homeopathy treats the whole person and addresses the issues that underly many ailments. In the third part, psychotherapist Eve Greenberg provides her experience as a homeopathic patient.

Donna Lozito CCH is a Holistic Consultant specializing in Homeopathic Medicine. She has been featured in The New York Times, Good Day New York, Sally Jessie Raphael and many domestic and international radio shows. Read more at nationalcenterforhomeopathy.org or donnalozito.com.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Healthy Medicine #115: Gluten Sensitivity

Dr Zieve discusses the many expressions of gluten sensitivity with Dr Jim Roach.

Certified in family medicine and integrative holistic medicine, Jim Roach MD has sought additional training in botanical, nutritional, and anti-aging medicine, and focuses on integrative cancer care. He is the founder of the Midway Center for Integrative Medicine in Midway, KY. Read more at www.TheMidwayFoundation.org.

Healthy Medicine #114: The Mental Illness Epidemic

Dr Zieve explores the difference between normal emotional function and mental illness with Dr Carl Hammerschlag, author of "Kindling Spirit: Healing from Within," and gets tips on supplements for mental health from homeopath Donna Lozito.

Carl A. Hammerschlag MD, CPAE is a psychiatrist, author, and professional speaker, an authority and one of the worlds leading proponents of Psychoneuroimmunology (mind-body-spirit medicine), and a faculty member at the University of Arizona Medical School. He is a 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 healingdoc.com. Donna Lozito CCH is a Holistic Consultant specializing in Homeopathic Medicine. She has been featured in The New York Times, Good Day New York, Sally Jessie Raphael and many domestic and international radio shows. Read more at www.nationalcenterforhomeopathy.org or www.donnalozito.com.

Healthy Medicine #113: Honest Medicine

Dr Zieve talks with author Julia Schopick about four lifesaving treatments that have been effectively treating people for decades, but, as outlined in her book "Honest Medicine," remain on the fringe of the medical mainstream.

Julia Schopick is a best-selling author and dynamic speaker to patients, parenting groups and doctors who want to become informed and empowered to make the best health choices for themselves, their patients and loved ones. Creator of the award-winning blog HonestMedicine.com, Julia’s writings on health and medical topics have been featured in American Medical News (AMA), Alternative & Complementary Therapies, British Medical Journal and the Chicago Sun-Times.

Healthy Medicine #112: How Mercury Works

Dr Zieve discusses the toxic effects of mercury and methods for detoxification with Dr Christopher Shade, director of research and testing firm Quicksilver Scientific.

Christopher Shade PhD founded the analytical laboratory Quicksilver Scientific in Lafayette, Colorado in 2005, specializing in mercury speciation analysis using a patented method called Liquid Chromatographic Mercury Speciation. Dr Shade also works as a reviewer for the technical journals Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry and the Journal of Environmental Quality. Read more at www.quicksilverscientific.com.

Healthy Medicine #111: The Science of Supplements

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Dwight McKee about how various supplements work in the body, possible conflicts with pharmaceuticals, and how supplements are tested.

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 three 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. Read more at dwightmckee.com.

Healthy Medicine #110: Homeopathy and the Brain

Dr Zieve discusses the use of homeopathic techniques in healing brain injuries Dr Larry Malerba and homeopath Donna Lozito, then talks about his own experience with recovery from a minor stroke.

Larry Malerba DO DHt is a practitioner, educator and leader in the field of holistic medicine for more than twenty years, a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York Medical College, and a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. With his wife Mary, an RN, he operates the Guilderland Homeopathic Clinic near Albany, New York. Read more at docmalerba.com. Donna Lozito CCH is a Holistic Consultant specializing in Homeopathic Medicine. She has been featured in The New York Times, Good Day New York, Sally Jessie Raphael and many domestic and international radio shows. Read more at nationalcenterforhomeopathy.org or donnalozito.com.

Healthy Medicine #109: Herbal Strategies

Dr Zieve explores the idea of treating the root causes of illness with colleague and herbalist Jason Miller of Jade Mountain Medicine.

Jason Miller, Lac, MAcOM, CH, CAK, specializes in the management of cancer, diabetes, and neuromuscular disorders, applying techniques and knowledge gained over years of study worldwide. He also serves as product specialist for Natura Health Products, Inc. where he offers consultations and technical support for Natura's professional clients. Jason is also a member of the Natura Board of Directors, and is on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Mederi Foundation. Read more at www.mederifoundation.org.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Healthy Medicine #108: Universal Medicines

Dr Zieve discusses the common critical deficiencies that often lead to health problems with writer and researcher Dr Mark Sircus, and how elementary substances like iodine, magnesium, sodium bicarbonate and clay can help.

Mark Sircus ODA, one of the most prolific writers in medicine, holds the honorary title of doctor of Oriental medicine and was one of the first nationally certified acupuncturists in the US. For many years he has been researching the human condition and the causes of disease. Recently his primary focus has been the study of environmental toxicity and iatrogenic diseases. He has written extensively on the poisons in the environment, our foods, medicines and dental practices. Dr. Sircus is the director of the International Medical Veritas Association (IMVA), which advocates for radical change in orthodox medicine. His work Natural Allopathic Medicine envisions a future for medicine that is rational, effective and safe, and free from the poisonous rein of pharmaceutical companies. He is currently working on a book titled Humane Pediatrics. Read more at www.imva.info.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Healthy Medicine #107: Pediatric Care

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Scott Shannon of the Wholeness Center about nutrition and psychiatric health in young people.

Integrative child and adolescent psychiatrist Scott Shannon MD is the founder of the Wholeness Center in Ft Collins CO and author of "Please Donít Label My Child" (Rodale Press, 2007). He is the current president of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. Read more at wholeness.com.

Healthy Medicine #106: Surviving and Thriving with Cancer

Dr Zieve interviews Glenn Sabin, who contracted leukemia while still in his 20s and took a proactive, integrative and remarkably successful approach to living with it.

Media and branding expert Glenn Sabin is a 20-year cancer ìthriverî who created a comprehensive, integrative oncology approach to managing his diseaseóa protocol he closely follows today. A staunch proponent and leader in the area of integrative medicine, Glenn is a board member of the Society for Integrative Oncology and has a special interest in evidence-based integrative cancer care. Read more at glennsabin.com.

Healthy Medicine #105: Natural Products and Cancer Research

Dr Zieve talks with Dr John Boik of New Earth Biomed on the challenges of undertaking cancer research outside the standard pharmaceutical approach, and what he's learning about how botanical compounds can work together to fight cancer.

John Boik PhD is a VIGRE postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Statistics at Stanford University. He has a Masters in Oriental Medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, moving on to a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Houston, focusing on Biomathematics and Biostatistics. He subsequently worked in the Pharmaceutical Development Center of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Read more at newearthbiomed.org.

Healthy Medicine #104: Sleep Apnea

Dr Zieve discusses this common sleep disorder, its symptoms, dangers and treatment options with Dr Carolyn Dean and chiropracter Dr Scot Bennick.

Carolyn Dean MD ND is a clinical internist and contributor to Natural News (naturalnews.com). Scot Bennick DC is a chiropratic practitioner in Sedona AZ and developer of No-Snore Therapy, a safe, non-invasive, and natural treatment for sleep apnea.

Healthy Medicine #103: Chemicals for Dinner

Dr Zieve talks with nutritionist Kristin Wartman about industrial vs. 'real' food and the intrusion of industrial chemicals in our diet, leading to a vast range of disorders, especially ADHD.

Food writer Kristin Wartman earned a Masters in Literature from UC Santa Cruz and is a Certified Nutrition Educator. She focuses on the intersections of food, health, politics, and culture, and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Read more at kristinwartman.wordpress.com.

Healthy Medicine #102: Healthy Homes

Dr Zieve discusses how to make and keep our home environments healthy with environmental consultant Bruce Rundlett of Bio-Home Solutions.

Bruce Rundlett BBEC is an IBE Certified Building Biology Environmental Consultant serving the Southwest. Read more at bio-homesolutions.com.

Healthy Medicine #101: A New Kind of Money

Dr Zieve explores new ways to store and trade value with Dr Edgar Cahn of Timebanks USA, who is working to create a new kind of money that values people's time and social involvement.

Dr. Edgar S. Cahn is the creator of Time Dollars and the founder of TimeBanks USA, as well as the co-founder of the National Legal Services Program and the Antioch School of Law (now the David A. Clarke School of Law). He is the author of "No More Throw Away People: The Co-Production Imperative," "Time Dollars" (co-author Jonathan Rowe, Rodale Press, 1992), "Our Brotherís Keeper: The Indian in White America," (1972) and "Hunger USA." Read more at timebanks.org.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Healthy Medicine #100: Homeopathy -- How it Works

Dr Zieve talks with homeopath Donna Lozito about cases and mechanisms in homeopathy, the differences between the classical and complex approaches, as well as her practice with animal communication.

Donna Lozito CCH is a Holistic Consultant specializing in Homeopathic Medicine and Animal Communication. After completing her certification program at the School of Homeopathy New York, she traveled to India to study with Frederick Schroyens & Farouk Master. She has been featured in The New York Times, Good Day New York, Sally Jessie Raphael and many domestic and international radio shows. Read more at nationalcenterforhomeopathy.org or donnalozito.com.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Healthy Medicine #99: Hospice Care

Dr Zieve discusses the burgeoning field of end-of-life care with Rev Amy Zietlow, COO of Hospice of Baton Rouge, LA.

Read more at www.hospicebr.org.

Healthy Medicine #98: Are Smart Meters Hazardous?

Dr Zieve talks with Elizabeth Kelley of the Electromagnetic Safety Alliance about "smart" electric meters and radio-frequency exposure.

Elizabeth Kelley MA, founder of Electromagnetic Safety Alliance, Inc., has been actively engaged in international efforts to address the potential harmful effects of electromagnetic fields from a health and public policy perspective for over 14 years. She formerly directed the International Commission for Electromagnetic Safety (ICEMS), a scientific organization headquartered in Italy, and was a public-policy analyst for the US Department of Health and Human Services in Washington DC.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Healthy Medicine #97: The Fourfold Path to Healing

Dr Zieve interviews Dr Tom Cowan on his book The Fourfold Path to Healing, a comprehensive view of medicine and a holistic approach to healing that integrates the four aspects of our bodies: the Physical, the Life-Force, the Emotional and the Mental.

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 Fourfold Path to Healing, published in 2004 by New Trends Publishing. He writes the ìAsk the Doctorî column in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the foundationís quarterly magazine, and lectures throughout North America. He practices medicine in San Francisco. Read more at fourfoldhealing.com.

Healthy Medicine #96: Power Up Your Brain

Dr Zieve talks with Dr David Perlmutter about his book Power Up Your Brain: The Neuroscience Of Enlightenment, exploring nutrition and brain health, and new angles on herpes and Alzheimer's, gut health and MS, and hyperbaric oxygen.

Neurologist David Perlmutter MD, FACN, ABIHM is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and recognized internationally as a leader in the field of nutritional influences in neurological disorders. He directs the Perlmutter Health Center and the Perlmutter Hyperbaric Center in Naples, FL. Read more at drperlmutter.com.

Healthy Medicine #95: Holistic Veterinary Care

Dr Zieve explores the rapidly growing field of holistic veterinary care with practicing vet Dr Todd Metcalf.

Todd Metcalf DVM has over 25 years of experience in conventional medicine and surgery and a decade of work in natural therapies, and he focuses on veterinary acupuncture and herbs, gentle manipulations, and natural supplements in the care of patients in his
holisitic practice Harmony Veterinary Care in Prescott AZ. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncturists. Read more at harmonyvetcare.com

Healthy Medicine #94: More Faith, Hope and Healing

Dr Zieve talks again 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. 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 #93: Ideal Medical Care

How would you design your health-care system from scratch? Dr Zieve talks with Dr Pamela Wible about how she's helping communities do just that.

Pamela Wible MD is a family physician and nationally recognized innovator in patient-centered care, the first physician to engage a community in defining ideal care and designing its own clinic. Her community-driven model has sparked a movement. A sought-after speaker, Dr. Wible is also co-author of the award-winning anthology Goddess Shift: Women Leading for a Change (Elite Books, 2010) with Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey among other visionary women, and is featured in Optimism: Cultivating the Magic Quality that Can Extend Your Lifespan, Boost Your Energy and Make You Happy Now (Elite Books, May 2011) with co-authors Mehmet Oz, Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer and other famed leaders. Read more at www.idealmedicalcare.org.

Healthy Medicine #92: Green Medicine

Dr Zieve discusses the synthesis of the world's ancient and modern healing traditions with Dr Larry Malerba, author of Green Medicine: Challenging the Assumptions of Conventional Health Care.

Larry Malerba DO DHt is a practitioner, educator and leader in the field of holistic medicine for more than twenty years, a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York Medical College, and a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. With his wife Mary, an RN, he operates the Guilderland Homeopathic Clinic near Albany, New York. Read more at docmalerba.com.

Healthy Medicine #91: The Myth of Alzheimer's

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Peter Whithouse about his book (with Dr Daniel George) The Myth of Alzheimer's -- What You Aren't Being Told About Today's Most Dreaded Diagnosis.

Peter Whitehouse, MD, PhD (Psychology) and MA (Bioethics) is a geriatric neurologist, cognitive neuroscientist and bioethicist, a professor at Case Western Reserve University and one of the world's best-known Alzheimer's experts. His pioneering, internationally recognized work led to an understanding of how the brain is affected by what we usually call Alzheimer's disease. His most recent work includes ethics, integrative health care, and quality of life. Read more at www.themythofalzheimers.com.

Healthy Medicine #90: David Freedman, Wrong: Why Experts Keep Failing Us

Dr Zieve talks with journalist David Freedman about his new book Wrong: Why experts keep failing us -- and how to know when not to trust them.

David Freedman has authored three books and his journalism is carried in Inc. Magazine, The Atlantic, Scientific American, The New York Times, Discover, and Technology Review. Read more at www.freedman.com.

Healthy Medicine #89: Recall Healing

Dr Zieve discusses how resolving subconscious emotional conflicts can relieve chronic conditions with Dr Gilbert Renaud, author of Recall Healing: Unlocking the Secrets of Illness.

Gilbert Renaud PhD is a naturopath with over 28 years as a professional in the field of holistic health, and has been consulting on the practices of Recall Healing/Total Biology and Biological Deprogramming in Vancouver BC for a decade, organizing workshops and lectures to build understanding of these concepts in North America and Europe. Read more at recallhealing.com.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Healthy Medicine #88: Is Cannabis a Medicine?

Dr Zieve explores how cannabis can be used in health care with Dr Julie Holland, editor of The Pot Book, A Complete Guide to Cannabis.

Julie Holland is a psychiatrist specializing in psychopharmacology, with a private practice in New York City. She majored in the Biological Basis of Behavior at the University of Pennsylvania and received her M.D. in 1992 from Temple University School of Medicine. At Mount Sinai Medical Center, she completed a residency program in psychiatry, where she created a research project that treated schizophrenics with a new medication. In 1994 she received the Outstanding Resident Award from the National Institute of Mental Health. From 1996 until 2005 she worked weekends running Bellevue Hospital's psychiatric emergency room, and she's penned an autobiography of this time, Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER.