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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.