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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Healthy Medicine #129: Naturopathic Perspectives

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Kenneth Proefrock about naturopathic perspectives on joint problems, our internal ecology and how our social and family circles help support our health.

Kenneth Proefrock NMD operates a busy naturopathic medical practice in Sun City, Arizona. He serves as vice-president for the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners and chairs the biochemistry portion of the Naturopathic Physician's Licensing Exam. He is sole owner and formulator for Vital Force Naturopathic Compounding, which provides consulting services and a wide variety of unique and effective compounds for other Naturopathic Physicians and their patients. He speaks at conferences across the country sharing his perspective on Botanical Medicine and the modern practice of Naturopathic Medicine. Most recently he founded the Arizona Stem Cell Center and has developed a novel technique for transplanting autologous, adipose-derived stem cells.

Healthy Medicine #128:The Insulin Connection

Dr Zieve discusses metabolic syndrome, obesity and the effects of insulin with Dr Barry Boyd, author of The Cancer Recovery Plan.

Barry Boyd MD is a practicing medical oncologist and founder of the Integrative Medicine Program at Greenwich Hospital–Yale Health Systems, where he is currently the director of nutritional oncology. He is an assistant clinical professor, the director of curriculum in nutrition, and the director of curriculum of integrative medicine at Yale School of Medicine and an affiliate member of the Yale Cancer Center. He was also the associate clinical director of the Weill Cornell Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Healthy Medicine #127: Psychiatric Drugs

Dr Zieve talks with psychologist Dr Sarah Edmonds about psychiactric drugs, overprescription and risks in the treatment of psychological and emotional problems. Homeopathic practitioner Dona Lozito follows up with the homeopathic approach to mental health.

Sarah Edmonds PhD is a certified psychologist specializing in the use of nonviolent communication in therapy, relationships and parenting, early trauma, coherence therapy, schizophrenia, and informing others about the dangers of psychiatric medications. Read more at prescottpsychologist.com.

Healthy Medicine #126: Themes for Good Health

Dr Zieve reviews themes that have come up many times on the show, including the differences and symmetries between allopathic and integrative medicine, energy and attitude, and taking responsibility as our own primary health care provider.

Healthy Medicine #125: Optimal Nutrition

Dr Zieve talks nutrition and health with distinguished integrative practitioner Dr Nalini Chilkov.
Dr. Nalini Chilkov, L.Ac.O.M.D. combines her diverse training in Traditional Oriental Medicine, Modern Biomedicine and Cell Biology with 30 years in private practice.

Dr. Chilkov primarily serves patients with cancer and complex, chronic illnesses alongside her Optimal Health and Wellness practice. She is a respected expert in Collaborative Integrative Cancer Care. She has been a lecturer at the School of Medicine at UCLA and UC Irvine in California as well as many schools of Traditional Oriental and Naturopathic Medicine over her long career, and is a regular contributor to the Health Living Section of Huffington Post. Read more at doctornalini.com.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Healthy Medicine #124: Sacred Economics

Dr Zieve talks with educator and writer Charles Eisenstein about healthier economic thinking and his book, Sacred Economics -- Money, Gift and Society in the Age of Transition,

CHARLES EISENSTEIN is a speaker and writer focusing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution. His viral short films and essays online have established him as a genre-defying social philosopher and countercultural intellectual. Eisenstein graduated from Yale University in 1989 with a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy and spent the next ten years as a Chinese–English translator. The author of The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible, Sacred Economics, and Ascent of Humanity, he currently lives in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Read more at sacred-economics.com.

Healthy Medicine #123: Natural Eye Care

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Marc Grossman about the underlying causes of eye and vision problems, how to correct many of them, and an holistic approach to taking better care of our eyes.

Optometrist Dr. Marc Grossman is the author of five books on natural eye care and lectures nationally and internationally on holistic eye care. He is a co-founder of Natural Eye Care, Inc. Read more at naturaleyecare.com.

Healthy Medicine #122: Cannabis in Medical Practice

Dr Zieve discusses the medical use of cannabis with oncologist Dr Donald Abrams, author with Dr of Integrative Oncology.

Donald Abrams MD is Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California San Francisco and Chief of Hematology/Oncology at San Francisco General Hospital. He provides Integrative Oncology consultations at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. He provides consultation to people living with and beyond cancer at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. He has co-edited an Oxford University Press textbook in Integrative Oncology with Andrew Weil, MD. Read more at osher.ucsf.edu.

Healthy Medicine #121: The Heart Speaks

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Mimi Guarneri of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine about new directions in heart health annd her new book, The Heart Speaks.

Mimi Guarneri is the founder and medical director of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, an associate clinical professor at the University of California San Diego, and president of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She is the author of The Heart Speaks, a poignant collection of stories from heart patients who have benefited from integrative medicine approaches. Read more at mimiguarnerimd.com.

Healthy Medicine #120: Poise

Dr Zieve talks with Gary Stokes, author of Poise, A Warrior's Guide, about ways to access our highest potentials.

Gary Stokes is a writer, researcher and life coach based in Prescott AZ. His book Poise, A Warrior's Guide disscusses paths to achieving the highest state of conscioussness. Read more at warriorpublishers.com.

Healthy Medicine #119: Stress and Health

Dr Zieve talks about stress and health with Donnie Yance about stress and how it interacts with our physical, mental and emotional health.

Donald Yance, Jr., CN, RH (AHG) SFO, founder of the Centre for Natural Healing, is an internationally known herbalist and nutritionist. His wholistic therapeutic methodology is rooted in American Eclectic herbal tradition, constitutional energetics and contemporary clinical nutrition, continuously honed by the latest scientific research at molecular, cellular and genomic levels. Donnie has authored two books, Herbal Medicine, Healing and Cancer (1999 McGraw Hill Publishing), and the just-released Thriving Beyond Surviving: Elite Herbs and Natural Compounds for Mastering Stress and Aging. He has been involved in authoring and co-authoring dozens of articles that have appeared in national industry publications and medical journals. He is an editorial board member for Integrative Cancer Therapies and an advisory board member of the Martha Stewart Center for Living at Mount Sinai. Donnie is also the founder, president and formulator of Natura Health Products. Read more at mederifoundation.org.

Healthy Medicine #118: The Diet Cure

Dr Zieve talks with best-selling author and nutritional psychotherapist Julia Ross about the benefits of amino acid therapy in addressing food-addiction and mood problems.

Julia Ross is a pioneer in the field of nutritional psychotherapy and a specialist in the treatment of eating disorders and addictions. She has founded and directed six successful recovery programs since 1980 in the San Francisco Bay area. Ross is a popular and compelling speaker who has made hundreds of presentations to introduce the public to the extraordinary benefits of nutrient therapy and biochemical rebalancing. Ross' best-selling book, The Diet Cure, has sold over 150,000 copies in the US UK and Australia. Her second book, The Mood Cure, was released in paperback in 2004 and became a finalist for the Books for a Better Life Award. Her work has been featured in Psychology Today, San Francisco Examiner Magazine, and Alternative Medicine and Natural Health. Julia holds an M.A. in Clinical Psychology and is the executive director of The Recovery Systems Clinic in Mill Valley, California. Read more at thedietcure.com.