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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Healthy Medicine #180: Food and Health

Dr Zieve talks with Andrea Lambert about the health effects of a raw vegan diet. Andrea Lambert is one of Arizona's preeminent raw vegan chef, teacher, instructor, and coach. For over 20 years Andrea has been studying health, nutrition, biology, chemistry and psychology. Andrea is certified through the Creative Health Institute and an Alissa Cohen Certified Live Food Chef, Instructor and Teacher. She offers Live Food Chef and Instructor certification classes, raw vegan food preparation classes and is available for health consultations, health coaching, training, and demonstrations in your home for friends and family. Andrea has worked in raw food teaching and preparation at An Oasis of Healing Integrative Cancer Clinic in Mesa, Az, and is now collaborating with Dr Zieve in the care of patients with cancer at Arizona Integrative Cancer Therapies in Prescott, Az. Read more at sncrawnicity.com."

Healthy Medicine #179: Food and Health

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Kelly Sutton about a variety of issues in family practice and nutrition. Kelly Sutton MD provides primary care medicine for the family in her medical clinic in Fair Oaks, CA. Her anthroposophic medical approach is unique in its scientific basis and its spiritual depth and breadth. She treats acute and chronic illness using the least toxic effective treatment for the condition. Read more at raphaelmedicine.com.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Healthy Medicine #178: Fibromyalgia

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Jonathan Murphy about the fibroylgia and other difficuly chronic conditions and how to address and treat them. Jonathan Murphy MD is certified in internal and pediatric medicine, with extensive and varied experience in emergency and critical care as well as pediatric and gynecological medicine, and won certification in American holistic medicine in 2000. Early experiences with allopathic oncology led him to search for more effective and safer methods for treating and for healing cancer patients. Today he concentrates on integrative medicine and integrative oncology, relocating to Arizona in 2011. Read more at anoasisofhealing.com.

Healthy Medicine #177: Food and Community

Dr Zieve talks with Cathryn Couch of the Ceres Community Project about creating and reinforcing community through food and nutrition. Professional chef and activist Cathryn Couch MBA is executive director of the Ceres Community Project, focused on helping people connect with local, seasonal and whole foods, discover the joy of cooking for themselves, and find meaningful ways to engage in their communities. She has worked in the corporate and not-for-profit worlds, including four years as Director of Communications for The Hunger Project-U.S., an educational organization focused on changing our understanding of the causes of and solutions to hunger in the world.

Healthy Medicine #176: The Business of Baby

Dr Zieve talks with writer Jennifer Margulis about how commercial factors and conventional thinking affect our choices in pregnancy and childbirth. Jennifer Margulis PhD, a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University, is an award-winning travel, culture, and parenting writer, the author of The Business of Baby: What Doctors Donít Tell You, What Corporations Try to Sell You, and How to Put Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby BEFORE Their Bottom Line. She has been a contributing editor at Mothering magazine and her writing has appeared in many of the nationís most respected publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Smithsonian magazine. She was awarded a highly competitive and prestigious Fulbright fellowship in 2006. Read more at jennifermargulis.net.

Healthy Medicine #175: Young Invincibles

Dr Zieve discusses health care issues for young people with Christina Postolowski of the nonprofit Young Invincibles. Christina Postolowski is a senior policy analyst at Young Invincibles focusing on higher education and health-care policy, drawing on extensive legal and policy experience in the fields of immigration and womenís rights, both domestically and internationally. As co-president of the Georgetown chapter of Law Students for Reproductive Justice, Christina was part of a successful national campaign to ensure that all student health insurance plans cover womenís preventive services under the Affordable Care Act. A native of Colorado, Christina holds a JD from Georgetown Law (í12) and an AB from Princeton University (í07). Read more at younginvincibles.org.

Healthy Medicine #174: Are Supplements Really Effective?

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Dwight McKee about media and scientific controversy over the use and effectiveness of various nutrition supplements. Since completing training in medical oncology, hematology, and immunology, Dwight McKee MD has been involved in the development of integrative cancer care, working to create a synthesis between conventional cancer medicine and alternative/complementary medicine. 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 #173: Beyond Diet and Fitness

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Ronald Peters of the Mindbody Medicine Center about the formative power of the conscious and unconscious mind. Ronald Peters MD MPH is trained in family medicine and has earned a Masters of Public Health in the prevention of disease, with over 30 years of experience in nutritional biochemistry and holistic health care. He is an accomplished writer and lecturer, helping people learn from their health problems and restore their health both physically and psychologically. He exploes this in his ground-breaking book, Edgework, Exploring the Psychology of Disease. Read more at healmindbody.com.

Healthy Medicine #172: A New Economy

Dr Zieve talks with Madeline Janis of LAANE about organizing for more human-centered and healthy communities. Madeline Janis is co-founder and national policy director of the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, an influential leader in the effort to build a new economy based on good jobs, thriving communities and a healthy environment. Over the past decade she has provided training and assistance to community organizations and unions in dozens of cities across the country, and is widely regarded as an innovator in devising strategies to create good jobs and healthy communities. Read more at laane.org.

Healthy Medicine #171: Pandora's Lunchbox

Dr Zieve talks with New York Times reporter Melanie Warner about the food processing industry and her book, Pandora's Lunchbox, How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal. Melanie Warner covered the food industry as a staff reporter for The New York Times, and is a former senior writer at Forbes magazine. Her book Pandora's Lunchbox was published in 2013. Read more at melanierwarner.com.

Healthy Medicine #170: Retail Health Care

Dr Zieve talks with health writer Julie Appleby and Dr Dick Thom about retail clinics helping with chronic health problems. Julie Appleby reports on health care and policy issues at Kaiser Health News and other publications, including the article "Walgreens Becomes First Retail Chain to Diagnose and Treat Chronic Conditions," which appeared in USA Today. Read more at kaiserhealthnews.org. Dickson Thom DDS, ND lectures extensively and has written and collaborated on many articles dealing with energy medicine and nutrition. Read more at hbbhealth.net

Healthy Medicine #169: Prostate Cancer Breakthroughs

Dr Zieve talks with Drs Jay Cohen and Michael Uzick about the latest science on prostate cancer and what patients need to know. Jay S. Cohen MD is a nationally recognized expert on medications and side effects. His work has been featured in newspapers and magazines across America, and on more than 100 radio programs. He served as Medical Director of the UCLA Acupuncture Research Project, the first such program in America. From 1974-1977 he was a resident in psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. Today he is an Adjunct Associate Professor in Preventive Medicine and Psychiatry at UCSD and a practicing physician. Based on his own experience with prostate cancer, he published his book Prostate Cancer Breakthroughs in 2013. Read more at medicationsense.com Michael Uzick NMD is a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO) and as such is one of a handful of doctors in the country who is a board certified Naturopathic oncologist. He is a frequent lecturer on natural therapies for cancer, hepatitis C and environmental toxicity. He is the co-founder and medical director of Genesis Natural Medicine center in Tucson Arizona. Read more at genesisnmc.com.

Healthy Medicine #168: Acupuncture and Insurance

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Lorenzo Cohen about acupuncture and bringing it into the standard of care for insurance coverage and standard hospital practice. Lorenzo Cohen PhD is Professor and Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Distinguished Clinical Professor, Fudan University Cancer Hospital, Shanghai, China. Dr. Cohen is a founding member and past president of the international Society for Integrative Oncology. Read more at mdanderson.org.

Healthy Medicine #167: Testosterone supplements

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Kenneth Proefrock about the popular focus on testosterone supplements, the associated risks and complementary treatments. 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 speaks at conferences across the country sharing his perspective on Botanical Medicine and the modern practice of Naturopathic Medicine.

Healthy Medicine #166: Philanthropy in Integrative Medicine

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Penny George of the Bravewell Collaborative about applying philanthropy to support and encourage the use of integrative principles and techniques in mainstream medicine. Penny George PsyD is a leader in the national movement to transform medicine and healthcare through the principles and practices of integrative medicine. Dr. George is co-founder of the Bravewell Collaborative, a national collaboration of philanthropists dedicated to advancing the principles and practice of integrative medicine. She also co-founded what is now known as the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, the George Institute is the largest hospital-based integrative medicine program in the country. Read more at bravewell.org.

Healthy Medicine #165: When Doctors Don't Listen

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Leana Wen about how to talk with physicians for better outcomes. Leana Wen MD is an emergency physician at Brigham & Women's/Massachusetts General Hospital, clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School, and a former Rhodes Scholar. Inspired by her own childhood illness and then her mother's long battle with cancer, Dr. Wen is passionate about guiding patients to advocate for better care. She has been featured in TIME, Newsweek, ABC News, NPR, CNN, The New York Times, Washington Post, Teen Vogue, and the award-winning HBO documentary Reporter. Dr. Wen speaks regularly across the U.S. and in Europe, Asia, and Africa on simple yet effective ways for patients to take control of their health and her new book: When Doctors Donít Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests. Read more at drleanawen.com

Healthy Medicine #164: Vitamin D and Sleep

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Michael Breus about how Vitamin affects sleep and daytime energy. Michael J. Breus PhD is a clinical psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He was one of the youngest people to have passed the Board at age 31 and, with a specialty in Sleep Disorders, is one of only 163 psychologists in the world with his credentials and distinction. He is the author of The Sleep Doctorís Diet Plan: Lose Weight Through Better Sleep (Rodale Books; May 2011).

Healthy Medicine #163: Breaking In

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Larry Bergstrom of the Mayo Clinic about bringing integrative an complementary techniques to a mainstream health-care institution. Larry Bergstrom MD is Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale AZ.

Healthy Medicine #162: Genetic Roulette

Dr Zieve talks with author and researcher Jeffrey Smith about the pervasive use of genetically modified foods and their possible health effects. International bestselling author Jeffrey M. Smith is the leading spokesperson on the health dangers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). His first book, "Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods Youíre Eating," became the worldís best-selling and top-rated book on GMOs. His second book, "Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods," presents evidence that GMOs are harmful. Read more at responsibletechnology.org.

Healthy Medicine #161: Integrating the Integrative

Dr Zieve talks with John Weeks, Executive Director of the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care, about how the health-care industry is bringing integrative techniques into the mainstream. The Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care is a nonprofit based in Seattle, WA, whose mission is "to enhance the health of individuals and communities by creating and sustaining a network of global educational organizations and agencies, which will promote mutual understanding, collaborative activities and interdisciplinary health care education." Read more at acccahc.org.

Healthy Medicine #159: Treating Lyme

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Wolf -Dieter Storl about treating Lyme disease and other chronic illness using botanicals. Author, anthropologist and ethnobotanist Wolf-Dieter Storl PhD has taught sociology and anthropology in the US, Europe and India, and conducted many anthropological and ethnobotanical field studies, working with traditional farmers and healers around the world to learn about ethnobotanical plant lore and cultural anthropology. Read more at english.storl.de.

Healthy Medicine #158: Emerging Paradigms

Dr Zieve talks with Laura Dotson of the Samueli Institute about how community and whole-person thinking are changing our health-care system. The Samueli Institute is a nonprofit research organization supporting the scientific exploration of healing processes and their role in medicine, with the mission of transforming health care worldwide. Read more at samueliinstitute.org.

Healthy Medicine #157: Sugar Kills

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Cristin Kearns Couzens about the influence of added sugars as a cause of chronic disease. Cristin Kearns Couzens is a Senior Consultant at the University of Colorado Center for Health Administration and an Acting Instructor at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Her degrees include a BA in Neuroscience from Trinity College, a DDS from The University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, and an MBA in Health Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver. Her article with Gary Taubes "Sweet Little Lies" appears in the December 2012 issue of Mother Jones. Read more at sugarpolitics.com.

Healthy Medicine #156: The Art of Medicine

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Mitchell Gaynor about simple, natural ways to prevent and alleviate cancer. Mitchell Gaynor MD is founder and president of Gaynor Integrative Oncology and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Weill College, affiliated with Cornell University and New York Hospital. He has served on the Executive Review Panel at the Department of Defense Alternative Medicine for Breast Cancer Sector and the Smithsonian Instituteís Symposium on New Frontiers in Breast Cancer and the Environment. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer at hospitals, conferences, and universities across America and abroad. Read more at gaynoroncology.com

Healthy Medicine #154: Preventing and Treating Cancer

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Isaac Eliaz about his practice of integrative oncology and the mind-body connection. Isaac Eliaz is an integrative medical doctor, licensed acupuncturist, researcher, product formulator, and frequent guest lecturer. He has been a pioneer in holistic medicine since the early 1980s, and has published numerous peer-reviewed research papers on several of his key integrative health formulas. He is the founder and medical director of Amitabha Medical Clinic in Sebastopol, CA, an integrative health center specializing in cancer and chronic conditions. Along with his clinical practice, Dr. Eliaz is an author and frequent lecturer who presents on his unique approaches to health and healing to practitioners worldwide. Read more at dreliaz.org.

Healthy Medicine #153: Chronic Infection

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Norton Fishman about treating and living with chronic infection. Norton Fishman, MD, FACP, CNS is a recognized expert and speaker in the fields of Integrative Medicine, Nutrition and Anti-Aging Medicine within the community and among his professional colleagues, having been an invited speaker at the National Institutes of Health, local hospitals and organizations, the University of Virginia Medical School, and the University of Illinois Medical School. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine, and maintains active involvement in training medical students as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC. Read more at www.ohpmd.com.

Healthy Medicine #152: Healthy Food

Dr Zieve talks with writer and researcher Kendra Klein about how hospitals and caregivers are looking to the local-food movement to improve both health care and communities. Kendra Klein is a PhD candidate in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management at UC Berkeley, and a senior program assiciate with the nonprofit Health Care Without Harm, conducting participatory action research within the farm-to-hospital movement, exploring how an ecological nutrition approach to food and health is being used to create food-system change. Her article "A New Prescription For the Local Food Movement" appeared in October 2012 in The Nation. Read more at www.hcwh.org.

Healthy Medicine #151: More on GM Foods

Dr Zieve continues the dialogue with Lesley McKeown of GMO-Free Prescott about how genetic modification has changed our food supply, and how GM foods are affecting our health. Lesley McKeown is the vice-chair of GMO-Free Prescott, a nonprofit organization promoting grassroots effort to encourage informed and nourishing food options and choices through education and public awareness. Read more at gmofreeprescottaz.org.

Healthy Medicine #150: Let Magic Happen

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Larry Burk about mind/body connections in physical symptoms and his book, "Let Magic Happen: Adventures in Healing with a Holistic Radiologist." Larry Burk MD has practiced and published papers in the diverse disciplines of musculoskeletal radiology, hypnosis and imagery, acupuncture, integrative medicine, energy psychology and parapsychology. He spent a year as a pioneering MRI researcher at the Pittsburgh NMR Institute before going to the University of Pennsylvania for a musculoskeletal radiology fellowship in 1986. His academic career in radiology focused on MRI of the knee and shoulder from 1987 to 2004, including faculty positions at Jefferson Medical College, Eastern Virginia Medical School and Duke University School of Medicine. He was section head of musculoskeletal radiology at Duke University Medical Center from 1993-1996 and Associate Professor of Radiology. Read more at letmagichappen.com.

Healthy Medicine #149: Rational Medicine

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Michael Murray about natural alternatives to conventional pharmaceutical treatments that are more effective and less harmful. Michael T. Murray ND is one of the worldís leading authorities on natural medicine. He has published over 30 books featuring natural approaches to health, includng his latest, "What the Drug Companies Won't Tell You and Your Doctor Doesn't Know: The Alternative Treatments That May Change Your Life ó and the Prescriptions That Could Harm You." He is a graduate, former faculty member, and serves on the Board of Regents of Bastyr University in Seattle. Read more at doctormurray.com.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Healthy Medicine #148: Science, Sense and Cancer

Dr Zieve talks with Daniel Weber, PhD, MSc about our emerging understanding of how cancer works and what causes it. Daniel Weber, PhD, MSc is visiting Professor at Tianjin University, where he lectures post-graduate students and is doing research. He is the author of many books and published articles on integrative medicine. CEO of Panaxea International, Daniel travels extensively, lecturing on modern botanical medicine. He is deeply committed to research and evidence -based medicine, and works to promote integrative clinics. He is Vice-Chair Oncology; World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies and editor of the Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine. Daniel founded the Association of Integrative Oncology and Chinese Medicine and is currently its president. Read more at danielweberinternational.com.

Healthy Medicine #147: State of Integrative Medicine

Dr Zieve talks with Donald Abrams, MD about the current state of integrative medicine in the U.S. 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 www.osher.ucsf.edu

Healthy Medicine #146: Dying Well

Dr Zieve talks with Ira Byock, MD about end-of-life and palliative care, focusing on strategies for emotional care for both the dying and those left behind. Ira Byock MD is the Director of Palliative Medicine at DartmouthñHitchcock Medical Center, Chair of Palliative Medicine and Professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology, and Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. His books Dying Well (1997) and The Four Things That Matter Most (2004) are used extensively in the counseling of patients and families dealing with advanced illness.

Healthy Medicine #145: GMO Foods

Dr Zieve talks with Lesley McKeown of GMO-Free Prescott about how genetic modification has changed our food supply, and how GM foods are affecting our health. Lesley McKeown is the vice-chair of GMO-Free Prescott, a nonprofit organization promoting grassroots effort to encourage informed and nourishing food options and choices through education and public awareness. read more at gmofreeprescottaz.org.

Healthy Medicine #144: Beyond the Magic Bullet

Dr Zieve discusses the "cocktail" approach to cancer treatment with Raymond Chang, MD, author of Beyond the Magic Bullet, the Anti-Cancer Cocktail. Dr Raymond Chang MD FACP is an internationally respected physician-researcher uniquely trained in contemporary Western medicine and traditional Eastern medicine, and an acknowledged pioneer in the field of alternative and complementary therapy programs for cancer, infertility and other complex medical problems. He is a former Associate Attending in the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as well as an Associate Member of the Sloan-Kettering Institute, and has been on the faculty of Weill Cornell School of Medicine since 1986. Read more at meridianmedical.org.

Healthy Medicine #143: New Thinking on Weight Control

Dr Zieve talks with author Kristin Wartman about how much obesity could be caused by malnutrition and her article "the Obesity Paradox." Commentator Martha Rosenberg weighs in on drugs with her article "New Weight-Loss Drugs Could Be America's Next health-Care Disaster." Kristin Wartman is a food writer living in Brooklyn, NY, focusing on the intersections of food, health, politics, and culture. Her writing regularly appears in The Huffington Post, Civil Eats, and Grist. Sheís also written for The Atlantic, Tikkun Magazine, Critical Quarterly, and The New Labor Forum. Read more at kristinwartman.com. Martha Rosenberg is a health reporter and commentator whose work has appeared in Consumers Digest, the Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, New Orleans Times-Picayune, Los Angeles Times, Providence Journal and Newsday. She serves as editorial cartoonist at the Evanston Roundtable. Her book Born With A Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks and Hacks Pimp The Public Health was published by Prometheus Books in 2012. Read more at opednews.com/martha.

Healthy Medicine #142: Do You Have a Junk Food Deficiency?

Dr Zieve talks with author and commentator Marta Rosenberg about how advertising is affecting our health choices and her new book, Born With A Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks and Hacks Pimp The Public Health. Martha Rosenberg is a health reporter and commentator whose work has appeared in Consumers Digest, the Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, New Orleans Times-Picayune, Los Angeles Times, Providence Journal and Newsday. She serves as editorial cartoonist at the Evanston Roundtable. Her book Born With A Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks and Hacks Pimp The Public Health was published by Prometheus Books in 2012. Read more at opednews.com/martha.

Healthy Medicine #141: Laughter Yoga

Dr Zieve talks with Jeffrey Briar about the effects of laughter and playfulness on health, and how to make laughter a regular practice. Jeffrey Briar is the director of the Laughter Yoga Institute, based in Laguna Beach, CA, and one of the leading American disciples of Dr. Madan Kataria, the world-renowned exponent of Hasya (Laughter) Yoga. He is also the founder of the first Laughter Club in the world outside India to meet seven days a week. The Laguna Laughter Club has had more than 20,000 participants, and has been featured extensively in both local and international press. Mr. Briar is probably the most experienced Laughter Exercise Leader in the world outside Asia. Read more at lyinstitute.org.

Healthy Medicine #140: Inflammation and Nutrition

Dr Zieve discusses inflammation and the effects of food with Bharat Aggarwal, PhD, author of "Healing Spices." Dr. Bharat B Aggarwal is a Ransom Horne, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Cancer Research, Professor of Cancer Medicine, Professor of Immunology, Professor of Biochemistry and Professor of Experimental Therapeutics, and Chief, Cytokine Research Section, in the Department of Experimental Therapeutics at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. He investigates the role of inflammatory pathways for the prevention and therapy of cancer. His group has identified over 50 compounds from dietary sources and traditional medicine that interrupt these cell-signaling pathways; have been tested in various animal models and some are in clinical trials. Dr. Aggarwal has received numerous awards including World Congress Science Prize from Oxygen Club of California 2010, Excellence in Research Award of McCormick Research Institute from the American Association of Nutrition, 2008, Outstanding Scientist Award from the American Association of Indian Scientists in Cancer Research, 2006, Ranbaxy Award for Outstanding Scientist of the year, 2004. Read more at curcuminresearch.org.

Healthy Medicine #139: The Diet Cure

Dr Zieve talks with researcher, clinician and author Julia Ross about why we stay fat, strategies for weight control and her book, The Diet Cure. Julia Ross MA is a pioneer in the field of nutrition, appetite, and mood, and a specialist in the treatment of eating disorders and addictions. In 1988 she founded The Recovery Systems Clinic in Mill Valley, CA, an outpatient program with a special focus on treating people with carbohydrate addictions, blood sugar problems, and dieting disorders. Ross is a popular and compelling speaker on nutrient therapy and biochemical rebalancing. Her best-selling book The Diet Cure has sold well over 100,000 copies in the U.S, Australia, and Europe. Read more at dietcure.com

Healthy Medicine #138: Male Hormones

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Jason Miller about men's health, hormones and andropause. Jason Miller LAc MAcOM practices acupuncture and oriental medicine at the Jade Mountain Medical Clinic in Ashland, OR, and teaches through practitioner consults, writing, and lectures around the US on botanical medicine, traditional Chinese medicine and chronic disease. Read more at jademountainmedicine.com.

Healthy Medicine #137: Beyond Antibiotics

Dr Zieve talks with Michael Schmidt, PhD, author of Beyond Antibiotics, about the shift from overprescription of antibiotics to a new focus on balancing our internal flora and maintaining good immune function. Michael A. Schmidt, Ph.D. has spent some 20 years in the field of molecular medicine, metabolic modeling, physiologic monitoring, and pattern recognition related to human performance. He is on the faculty of the University of South Florida College Medicine, where he lectures on molecular medicine, neuroplasticity, metabolic networks, systems theory, and clinical chemistry. Dr. Schmidt collaborates in primary research on human pathogens with the Infectious Disease Research Center at Colorado State University. This work is focused on microbial threats, such as MRSA, Dengue Fever, and others. He is also a Principal Investigator on a series of human performance studies at NASA Ames Research Center. In collaboration with scientists from the Southwest Research Institute, he is currently working to develop some of the early human attended biomedical experiments that will be launched by Virgin Galactic and XCOR, as part of the commercial suborbital space program. Dr. Schmidt is the author of a book on human host defenses, entitled Beyond Antibiotics: Strategies for Living in a World of Emerging Infections and Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria. He is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the Metabolomics Society, and the Epigenetics Society, and the founder of Sovaris Aerospace. Read more at sovarisaerospace.com.

Healthy Medicine #136: Overtreated

Dr Zieve talks with writer Shannon Brownlee about how systemic problems with our health-care system are causing poor outcomes for many Americans. Shannon Brownlee MS is acting director of the New America Health Policy Program at dartmouth College. A nationally known writer and essayist whose work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, Slate, Time, and Washington Monthly among many other publications, she is best known for her groundbreaking work on avoidable health care, the patchy quality of medical evidence, and the implications for health-care policy. Her book, Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer, was named the best economics book of 2007 by New York Times economics correspondent David Leonhardt. Brownleeís current research and writing focus on issues surrounding delivery system reform, clinical evidence, and health care costs.

Healthy Medicine #135: Inflammation

Dr Zieve talks with Sunil Pai, MD, director of the Sanjevani Integrative Medicine Health & Lifestyle Center in Albuquerque, about the many faces and functions of inflammation in the body, what it means to our health, and ways to reduce it. Sunil Pai MD is board-certified in both Family Practice and Holistic Integrative Medicine in New Mexico, the first physician in the state to graduate as a Fellow of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, directed by Dr. Andrew Weil. He is the first physician in New Mexico certified by Dr. Deepak Chopra as a Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor, and a Creating Health (Ayurveda Lifestyle) Instructor. He is certified from the Institute of Functional Medicine as well as the first physician in New Mexico to be certified in Medical Acupuncture and Scalp Acupuncture through the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr Pai is also certified in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University and the T. Colin Campbell Foundation. Dr. Pai is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and active in publishing and lecturing in the field of Integrative Medicine, conducting seminars and workshops on various health topics. His book Inflammation Nation describes the importance of natural anti-inflammatories nd their health benefits. Read more at sanjevani.net.

Healthy Medicine #134: Addiction Medicine

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Jeremy Dubin, author of "YOURecovery,The Integrative Expert Guide to Recovery From Addiction," about misuse of prescription drugs and new approaches in prevention of and recovery from addiction. As a pioneer, lecturer and teacher in the field of Addiction Medicine, Jeremy Dubin, DO, ASAM, ABIHMstarted one of the first outpatient treatment centers in the country that incorporated holistic integrative strategies with conventional medical therapies, incorporating integrated tracks for patients with co-occurring chronic pain and psychiatric conditions. He pursues effective healing strategies that proactively confront the challenges of addiction. Read more at yourecovery.com.

Healthy Medicine #133: What's in the Food?

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Tim Crews about genetically engineered foods and challeneges in modern farming. Tim Crews PhD is a Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of the Agroecology program at Prescott College in Arizona. Read more at prescott.edu.

Healthy Medicine #132: Women's Health

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Tori Hudson about women's health issues and her book, "Women's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine." Tori Hudson, Naturopathic Physician, is a national lecturer, contributor to many magazines, books, author, educator and researcher, and Program Director and Director of Research for the Institute of Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine. Read more at drtorihudson.com.

Healthy Medicine #131: Obesogens

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Kristen Wartman about a new way of looking at obesity and her article, "What's Really Making Us Fat." Kristin Wartman is a Certified Nutrition Educator and food writer living in Brooklyn NY, focusing on the intersections of food, health, politics, and culture. Read more at kristinwartman.wordpress.com

Healthy Medicine #130: End of Life

Dr Zieve discusses death and dying with Dr Betsy MacGregor, who specializes in end-of-life care and research. Betsy MacGregor, MD, is a physician, integrative medicine consultant, researcher, and educator on death and dying, a former Director of Adolescent Medicine at Beth Isreal Medical Center, and cofounder of Enso House, an end-of-life residence on Whidbey Island in Washington State. Read more at ensohouse.org.