Monday, March 21, 2011

Healthy Medicine #97: The Fourfold Path to Healing

Dr Zieve interviews Dr Tom Cowan on his book The Fourfold Path to Healing, a comprehensive view of medicine and a holistic approach to healing that integrates the four aspects of our bodies: the Physical, the Life-Force, the Emotional and the Mental.

Tom Cowan MD has served as vice president of the Physicians Association for Anthroposophical Medicine and is a founding board member of the Weston A. Price Foundation. He is the principal author of The Fourfold Path to Healing, published in 2004 by New Trends Publishing. He writes the ìAsk the Doctorî column in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the foundationís quarterly magazine, and lectures throughout North America. He practices medicine in San Francisco. Read more at

Healthy Medicine #96: Power Up Your Brain

Dr Zieve talks with Dr David Perlmutter about his book Power Up Your Brain: The Neuroscience Of Enlightenment, exploring nutrition and brain health, and new angles on herpes and Alzheimer's, gut health and MS, and hyperbaric oxygen.

Neurologist David Perlmutter MD, FACN, ABIHM is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and recognized internationally as a leader in the field of nutritional influences in neurological disorders. He directs the Perlmutter Health Center and the Perlmutter Hyperbaric Center in Naples, FL. Read more at

Healthy Medicine #95: Holistic Veterinary Care

Dr Zieve explores the rapidly growing field of holistic veterinary care with practicing vet Dr Todd Metcalf.

Todd Metcalf DVM has over 25 years of experience in conventional medicine and surgery and a decade of work in natural therapies, and he focuses on veterinary acupuncture and herbs, gentle manipulations, and natural supplements in the care of patients in his
holisitic practice Harmony Veterinary Care in Prescott AZ. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncturists. Read more at

Healthy Medicine #94: More Faith, Hope and Healing

Dr Zieve talks again 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. His latest book, Faith, Hope & Healing, shares the stories of survivors and his reflections on what they teach us. Read more at

Healthy Medicine #93: Ideal Medical Care

How would you design your health-care system from scratch? Dr Zieve talks with Dr Pamela Wible about how she's helping communities do just that.

Pamela Wible MD is a family physician and nationally recognized innovator in patient-centered care, the first physician to engage a community in defining ideal care and designing its own clinic. Her community-driven model has sparked a movement. A sought-after speaker, Dr. Wible is also co-author of the award-winning anthology Goddess Shift: Women Leading for a Change (Elite Books, 2010) with Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey among other visionary women, and is featured in Optimism: Cultivating the Magic Quality that Can Extend Your Lifespan, Boost Your Energy and Make You Happy Now (Elite Books, May 2011) with co-authors Mehmet Oz, Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer and other famed leaders. Read more at

Healthy Medicine #92: Green Medicine

Dr Zieve discusses the synthesis of the world's ancient and modern healing traditions with Dr Larry Malerba, author of Green Medicine: Challenging the Assumptions of Conventional Health Care.

Larry Malerba DO DHt is a practitioner, educator and leader in the field of holistic medicine for more than twenty years, a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York Medical College, and a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. With his wife Mary, an RN, he operates the Guilderland Homeopathic Clinic near Albany, New York. Read more at

Healthy Medicine #91: The Myth of Alzheimer's

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Peter Whithouse about his book (with Dr Daniel George) The Myth of Alzheimer's -- What You Aren't Being Told About Today's Most Dreaded Diagnosis.

Peter Whitehouse, MD, PhD (Psychology) and MA (Bioethics) is a geriatric neurologist, cognitive neuroscientist and bioethicist, a professor at Case Western Reserve University and one of the world's best-known Alzheimer's experts. His pioneering, internationally recognized work led to an understanding of how the brain is affected by what we usually call Alzheimer's disease. His most recent work includes ethics, integrative health care, and quality of life. Read more at

Healthy Medicine #90: David Freedman, Wrong: Why Experts Keep Failing Us

Dr Zieve talks with journalist David Freedman about his new book Wrong: Why experts keep failing us -- and how to know when not to trust them.

David Freedman has authored three books and his journalism is carried in Inc. Magazine, The Atlantic, Scientific American, The New York Times, Discover, and Technology Review. Read more at

Healthy Medicine #89: Recall Healing

Dr Zieve discusses how resolving subconscious emotional conflicts can relieve chronic conditions with Dr Gilbert Renaud, author of Recall Healing: Unlocking the Secrets of Illness.

Gilbert Renaud PhD is a naturopath with over 28 years as a professional in the field of holistic health, and has been consulting on the practices of Recall Healing/Total Biology and Biological Deprogramming in Vancouver BC for a decade, organizing workshops and lectures to build understanding of these concepts in North America and Europe. Read more at