Thursday, March 1, 2012

Healthy Medicine #129: Naturopathic Perspectives

Dr Zieve talks with Dr Kenneth Proefrock about naturopathic perspectives on joint problems, our internal ecology and how our social and family circles help support our health.

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 is sole owner and formulator for Vital Force Naturopathic Compounding, which provides consulting services and a wide variety of unique and effective compounds for other Naturopathic Physicians and their patients. He speaks at conferences across the country sharing his perspective on Botanical Medicine and the modern practice of Naturopathic Medicine. Most recently he founded the Arizona Stem Cell Center and has developed a novel technique for transplanting autologous, adipose-derived stem cells.

Healthy Medicine #128:The Insulin Connection

Dr Zieve discusses metabolic syndrome, obesity and the effects of insulin with Dr Barry Boyd, author of The Cancer Recovery Plan.

Barry Boyd MD is a practicing medical oncologist and founder of the Integrative Medicine Program at Greenwich Hospital–Yale Health Systems, where he is currently the director of nutritional oncology. He is an assistant clinical professor, the director of curriculum in nutrition, and the director of curriculum of integrative medicine at Yale School of Medicine and an affiliate member of the Yale Cancer Center. He was also the associate clinical director of the Weill Cornell Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Healthy Medicine #127: Psychiatric Drugs

Dr Zieve talks with psychologist Dr Sarah Edmonds about psychiactric drugs, overprescription and risks in the treatment of psychological and emotional problems. Homeopathic practitioner Dona Lozito follows up with the homeopathic approach to mental health.

Sarah Edmonds PhD is a certified psychologist specializing in the use of nonviolent communication in therapy, relationships and parenting, early trauma, coherence therapy, schizophrenia, and informing others about the dangers of psychiatric medications. Read more at

Healthy Medicine #126: Themes for Good Health

Dr Zieve reviews themes that have come up many times on the show, including the differences and symmetries between allopathic and integrative medicine, energy and attitude, and taking responsibility as our own primary health care provider.

Healthy Medicine #125: Optimal Nutrition

Dr Zieve talks nutrition and health with distinguished integrative practitioner Dr Nalini Chilkov.

Dr. Nalini Chilkov, L.Ac.O.M.D. combines her diverse training in Traditional Oriental Medicine, Modern Biomedicine and Cell Biology with 30 years in private practice. Dr. Chilkov primarily serves patients with cancer and complex, chronic illnesses alongside her Optimal Health and Wellness practice. She is a respected expert in Collaborative Integrative Cancer Care. She has been a lecturer at the School of Medicine at UCLA and UC Irvine in California as well as many schools of Traditional Oriental and Naturopathic Medicine over her long career, and is a regular contributor to the Health Living Section of Huffington Post. Read more at