Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Healthy Medicine #87: Where Are All the Family Doctors?

Dr Zieve talks with Drs Stephan Schwartz and Dick Thom about America's critical shortage of family doctors, its causes and possible solutions.

Stephan A. Schwartz is the Senior Samueli Fellow for Brain, Mind and Healing of the Samueli Institute, and a Research Associate of the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory of the Laboratories for Fundamental Research. He is the columnist for the journal Explore, and editor of the daily web publication Schwartzreport.net in both of which covers trends that are affecting the future. He also writes regularly for The Huffington Post. Read more at www.stephanaschwartz.com. Dickson Thom DDS ND teaches doctors on both medical principles and proven business principles as a full-time professor, lectures extensively and has written and collaborated on many articles dealing with energy medicines and nutrition. More at hbbhealth.net.

Healthy Medicine #86: Earthing

Dr Zieve explores the science of grounding the body electrically to the earth and its possible health effects with Martin Zucker and Dr Steven Sinatra, co-authors with Clinton Ober of Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?

Read more about Earthing at earthinginstitute.net.

Healthy Medicine #85: Faith, Hope and Healing

Dr Zieve talks 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.
He is a prolific writer. 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 #84: Breast Cancer and Genetic Factors

Dr Zieve discusses the genetic factors in breast cancer and the decisions women face in responding to elevated risk with researcher and author Dina Roth Port and oncologist Dr Dwight McKee.

Journalist, and author Dina Roth Port is a former health editor for Glamour magazine. Previvors: Facing the Breast Cancer Gene and Making Life-Changing Decisions is her first book. Read more at previvors.com.

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 3 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.

Healthy Medicine #83: Update on EM Fields

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Karl Maret about the latest scince on how environmental electromagnetic fields can affect our health and well-being.

Karl Maret, M.D. is a practicing physician in Santa Cruz, California. He is a leading international spokesperson in energy medicine, and President of the Dove Health Alliance. Read more at www.heartmindcommunications.com.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

HMR #81: Energize Your Life

Dr Zieve talks with Dr. Stephen Barrie about the common denominators in succesful self-care and dealing with chronic health problems, as well as new directions in laboratory testing.

Stephen Barrie ND is an international lecturer, writer and thought leader on making integrative medicine a valuable part of modern western healthcare. He founded the Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratory, co-authored The 7-Day Detox Miracle and Energize Your Life, and has published frequently in medical journals such as The Lancet, Agents and Actions, and Medical Hypothesis. Read more at www.detoxologie.com.

HMR #80: The Vitamin D Revolution

Dr Zieve talks with Dr. Soram Khalsa, author of The Vitamin D Revolution, about this vital hormone, how it works in the body and its importance in maintaining health.

Board certified in internal medicine, Soram Khalsa MD is is an associate physician in the Division of Internal Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Chairman of the Advisory Committee for the Environmental Medicine Center of Excellence at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona. He is also a founding member of the American Holistic Medical Association, a member of the Bureau of Naturopathic Medicine Advisory Council for the State of California, and serves as Medical Director for the East-West Medical Research Institute. In his private medical practice, he integrates phytotherapeutics, homeopathy, acupuncture and environmental medicine with traditional internal medicine. Read more at www.drsoram.com and www.vitamindrevolution.com.

HMR #79: The Drugs Are the Problem

Dr Zieve discusses how standard pharmacological treatment can lead to physical and mental illness with physician and educator Dr Gary Kohls, author of the recent article "AmericaĆ­s mental illness epidemic: It turns out that the drugs are the problem."

Gary Kohls MD retired in 2008 from private independent practice. His special area of interest was in helping people recognize the connections between physical and emotional symptoms, psychological trauma, brain malnutrition and neurotransmitter/brain chemical depletions. His interest was in discovering the root causes of his patient's symptoms, working towards prevention and risk reduction. The toxicity and frequent loss of effectiveness of many anti-depressant drugs led him to new methods of treatment, including the use of more natural and well tolerated amino acids, prescribed on an individualized basis, which replenish the brain's natural anti-depressants. Dr. Kohls continues to present lectures and seminars to healthcare professionals and the general public, as well as editing the popular e-newsletter Preventive Psychiatry E-Newsletter (PPEN). Read more at mindbodymedicineduluth.com.