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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.