Friday, September 30, 2011

Healthy Medicine #115: Gluten Sensitivity

Dr Zieve discusses the many expressions of gluten sensitivity with Dr Jim Roach.

Certified in family medicine and integrative holistic medicine, Jim Roach MD has sought additional training in botanical, nutritional, and anti-aging medicine, and focuses on integrative cancer care. He is the founder of the Midway Center for Integrative Medicine in Midway, KY. Read more at

Healthy Medicine #114: The Mental Illness Epidemic

Dr Zieve explores the difference between normal emotional function and mental illness with Dr Carl Hammerschlag, author of "Kindling Spirit: Healing from Within," and gets tips on supplements for mental health from homeopath Donna Lozito.

Carl A. Hammerschlag MD, CPAE is a psychiatrist, author, and professional speaker, an authority and one of the worlds leading proponents of Psychoneuroimmunology (mind-body-spirit medicine), and a faculty member at the University of Arizona Medical School. He is a founder of the Turtle Island Project, a non-profit, multidisciplinary organization whose programs integrate the principles of mind/body/spirit medicine with Native American rituals and ceremonies. Read more at Donna Lozito CCH is a Holistic Consultant specializing in Homeopathic Medicine. She has been featured in The New York Times, Good Day New York, Sally Jessie Raphael and many domestic and international radio shows. Read more at or

Healthy Medicine #113: Honest Medicine

Dr Zieve talks with author Julia Schopick about four lifesaving treatments that have been effectively treating people for decades, but, as outlined in her book "Honest Medicine," remain on the fringe of the medical mainstream.

Julia Schopick is a best-selling author and dynamic speaker to patients, parenting groups and doctors who want to become informed and empowered to make the best health choices for themselves, their patients and loved ones. Creator of the award-winning blog, Julia’s writings on health and medical topics have been featured in American Medical News (AMA), Alternative & Complementary Therapies, British Medical Journal and the Chicago Sun-Times.

Healthy Medicine #112: How Mercury Works

Dr Zieve discusses the toxic effects of mercury and methods for detoxification with Dr Christopher Shade, director of research and testing firm Quicksilver Scientific.

Christopher Shade PhD founded the analytical laboratory Quicksilver Scientific in Lafayette, Colorado in 2005, specializing in mercury speciation analysis using a patented method called Liquid Chromatographic Mercury Speciation. Dr Shade also works as a reviewer for the technical journals Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry and the Journal of Environmental Quality. Read more at

Healthy Medicine #111: The Science of Supplements

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Dwight McKee about how various supplements work in the body, possible conflicts with pharmaceuticals, and how supplements are tested.

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 three 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. Read more at

Healthy Medicine #110: Homeopathy and the Brain

Dr Zieve discusses the use of homeopathic techniques in healing brain injuries Dr Larry Malerba and homeopath Donna Lozito, then talks about his own experience with recovery from a minor stroke.

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 Donna Lozito CCH is a Holistic Consultant specializing in Homeopathic Medicine. She has been featured in The New York Times, Good Day New York, Sally Jessie Raphael and many domestic and international radio shows. Read more at or

Healthy Medicine #109: Herbal Strategies

Dr Zieve explores the idea of treating the root causes of illness with colleague and herbalist Jason Miller of Jade Mountain Medicine.

Jason Miller, Lac, MAcOM, CH, CAK, specializes in the management of cancer, diabetes, and neuromuscular disorders, applying techniques and knowledge gained over years of study worldwide. He also serves as product specialist for Natura Health Products, Inc. where he offers consultations and technical support for Natura's professional clients. Jason is also a member of the Natura Board of Directors, and is on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Mederi Foundation. Read more at

Monday, September 26, 2011

Healthy Medicine #108: Universal Medicines

Dr Zieve discusses the common critical deficiencies that often lead to health problems with writer and researcher Dr Mark Sircus, and how elementary substances like iodine, magnesium, sodium bicarbonate and clay can help.

Mark Sircus ODA, one of the most prolific writers in medicine, holds the honorary title of doctor of Oriental medicine and was one of the first nationally certified acupuncturists in the US. For many years he has been researching the human condition and the causes of disease. Recently his primary focus has been the study of environmental toxicity and iatrogenic diseases. He has written extensively on the poisons in the environment, our foods, medicines and dental practices. Dr. Sircus is the director of the International Medical Veritas Association (IMVA), which advocates for radical change in orthodox medicine. His work Natural Allopathic Medicine envisions a future for medicine that is rational, effective and safe, and free from the poisonous rein of pharmaceutical companies. He is currently working on a book titled Humane Pediatrics. Read more at