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

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 and

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