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Dr Leigh Erin Connealy’s Cancer Revolution Interview

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

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My Guest, Dr Leigh Erin Connealy. M.D. will discuss her new book: The Cancer Revolution A Groundbreaking Program to Reverse and Prevent Cancer

Every year, over 1.5 million people in the US are diagnosed with cancer. Nearly everyone has been touched by this disease—be it their own diagnosis or that of a family member or friend. When faced with the news they have cancer, people start searching for safe and effective treatments. In The Cancer Revolution: A Groundbreaking Program to Reverse and Prevent Cancer, Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy shares integrative medicine techniques, lifestyle approaches, and wellness plans for cancer patients.

Dr. Connealy suggests that it’s not enough to undergo traditional treatments alone. Drawing upon the homeopathic, nutritional, bioenergetics, regenerative, and antiaging disciplines, The Cancer Revolution offers six “Revolutionary Cancer Strategies” to provide better management of cancer, including:

        Let  Food Be Your Medicine ·       Get Moving to Get Well
        Remove Toxins to Boost Your Health ·       Reduce Stress and Reclaim Your Life
·       Harness the Power of Supplements ·       Strengthen Your Immune System with Sleep

By detoxifying, protecting, and providing nutrients to our bodies, Dr. Connealy suggests that we can all lead longer, higher quality lives—even when faced with this formidable disease. She also highlights how these practices can reduce your risk of getting cancer in the first place.

Leigh Erin Connealy, MD, attended the University of Texas School of Public Health and graduated from the University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School. Her post-graduate training was completed at the Harbor/UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. She is the founder and medical director of the Center for New Medicine and the Cancer Center for Healing in Irvine, California. One of the foremost integrative medical doctors in the country, she has been treating patients for nearly thirty years.

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Jonathon Miller Weisberger (Amazon Rain Forest Medicine) Guest.

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

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My current guest was Jonathon Miller Weisberger who is Guaria de Osa’s founder and steward. Jonathon, or Sparrow as his friends call him was born in Berkeley California and raised from a very young age in the country of Ecuador. Since 2000 he has been living 9 months a year in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula overseeing all aspects of the construction of Guaria de Osa Centre. He is more than our “jefe” he is also Guaria’s principal rainforest guide, plant master, storyteller and much more!
He likes to consider himself a professional beach bum, but this is far from the truth, quite on the contrary, he is an intrepid and knowledgeable rainforest guide and ethnobotanist, with 15 years of ground level experience, having guided over 550 participants into remote regions of Ecuador, Peru and Costa Rica. He also practices and teaches: Tui Na massage, Foot reflexology, Tai Chi and Dao In (Taoist exercises for health), I Ching study, Herbology and is Guaria’s on site Surf Instructor.
Jonathon is an enthusiastic storyteller who’s extensive and knowledgeable understanding of rainforest medicinal flora and indigenous life and world view is unique. He has collaborated as an ethnobotanist and as a rainforest conservation advocate, living for over 10 years (1990-2000) in the Upper Amazon among 5 distinct indigenous peoples communities and tribes.
Co-author of two ethnobotanical, bi-lingual educational books dedicated to indigenous youth in Amazonian Ecuador, Jonathon has published articles in Spanish and English. He has collected over 2500 herbarium specimens deposited in several herbariums in Ecuador and Peru. He has also collaborated on, initiated and overseen innovative rainforest conservation projects including the creation of biological reserves, de-colonization and the demarcation of indigenous territories, buffer zones around national parks, ancestral lands reclamation and cultural heritage revival. He has been influential in saving thousands of hectares of rainforest lands primarily in Ecuador on behalf of the projects. His book Rainforest Medicine:Preserving Indigenous Science & Biodiversity in the Upper Amazon was published in 2013.
The next guest on the show is Jonathon Miller Weisberger who is Guaria de Osa’s founder and steward. Jonathon, or Sparrow as his friends call him was born in Berkeley California and raised from a very young age in the country of Ecuador. Since 2000 he has been living 9 months a year in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula overseeing all aspects of the construction of Guaria de Osa Centre. He is more than our “jefe” he is also Guaria’s principal rainforest guide, plant master, storyteller and much more!
He likes to consider himself a professional beach bum, but this is far from the truth, quite on the contrary, he is an intrepid and knowledgeable rainforest guide and ethnobotanist, with 15 years of ground level experience, having guided over 550 participants into remote regions of Ecuador, Peru and Costa Rica. He also practices and teaches: Tui Na massage, Foot reflexology, Tai Chi and Dao In (Taoist exercises for health), I Ching study, Herbology and is Guaria’s on site Surf Instructor.
Jonathon is an enthusiastic storyteller who’s extensive and knowledgeable understanding of rainforest medicinal flora and indigenous life and world view is unique. He has collaborated as an ethnobotanist and as a rainforest conservation advocate, living for over 10 years (1990-2000) in the Upper Amazon among 5 distinct indigenous peoples communities and tribes.
Co-author of two ethnobotanical, bi-lingual educational books dedicated to indigenous youth in Amazonian Ecuador, Jonathon has published articles in Spanish and English. He has collected over 2500 herbarium specimens deposited in several herbariums in Ecuador and Peru. He has also collaborated on, initiated and overseen innovative rainforest conservation projects including the creation of biological reserves, de-colonization and the demarcation of indigenous territories, buffer zones around national parks, ancestral lands reclamation and cultural heritage revival. He has been influential in saving thousands of hectares of rainforest lands primarily in Ecuador on behalf of the projects. His book Rainforest Medicine:Preserving Indigenous Science & Biodiversity in the Upper Amazon was published in 2013

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Can a Chinese Herb Help Kill Pancreatic Cancer Cells?

Friday, August 29th, 2014

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A new study announced in an American Physiological Society Press Release concluded that a Chinese herbal extract, triptolide, used on pancreatic cancer cells decreased GRP78 protein in the cells. thereby reducing cancer cell survival and facilitating cancer death. It is believed that GRP78 protects cells from dying ,  is more abundant in cancer cells, and helps them survive and thrive. Triptolide, an extract of  Chinese herb Tirpterygium wilforif, suppresses GRP27 leading to pancreatic cancer cell death. Authors said “Our study shows that although increase expression of GRP78 confers survival advantages in the tumor cells, prolonged exposure to tripolide induces chronic ER stress, which eventually leads to cell death.  In this context, inhibition of GRP27 by activation of the ER stress pathway by triptolide offers a novel mechanism for inhiviting the growth and survival of pancreatic cancer cells.”

Can a Chinese Herbal Extract Kill Pancreatic Cancer Cells?

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

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A new study reported in Daily Digest News and published in the American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology concluded that pancreatic cancer cells may be killed by a chinese herbal extract.  A protein known as GPR78 is abundant in cancer cells, compared to normal cells, and is responsible for prevention cells from being destroyed. It is believed this protein helps the pancreatic cancer cells survive despite treatment.  Using a Chinese extract from the herb Tirpterygium wilforti, known as triptolide,  researchers found it potentially suppresses GRP78, and inevitably cause the death of pancreatic cancer cells.  Researchers discovered that the “unfolding protein response (UPR)” that helps boost the cell’s protein-folding ability that allows it to function properly-worked well in triptolide=treated cells, leading to cell death in malfunctioning cells. Researchers further said “Our study shows that although increased expression of GRP78 confers a survival advantage to the tumor cells, prolonged exposurte to triptolide induces chronic ER stress, that eventually leads to cell death. In this context, inhibition of GRP78 by activation of the ER stress pathway  by triptolide offers a novel mechanism for inhibiting the growth and survival of pancreatic cancer cells.”

Longest Lung Cancer Survivor Used Vitamin B17 (laetrile) and Other Natural Interventions

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

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Below you will find the video presentation  from the 41st annual convention of the Cancer Control Society a couple weeks ago in which I discuss the natural interventions used when diagnosed with lung cancer 39 years ago. These included such interventions as laetrile, pancreatic enzymes, therapeutic doses of vitamin and minerals, herbs, a vegan type diet, prayer, meditation, affirmations, visualization, serving others, and other holistic interventions. I also discussed the ways I have remain cancer free and healthy over the past 37 years since recovery from cancer, and the value of a holistic approach.

Enjoy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e–GXwBFjdI

Are Herbal Treatments Effective for Postmenopausal Symptoms?

Friday, January 18th, 2013

logo1267406_mdA new review published in The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (TOG) concluded that herbal and complementary medicines  could be recommended as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT).  The review outlined the advantages and limitations of both approaches.  Menopause is associated with estrogen deficiency that can cause an increase in vasomotor symptoms (hot flashed), genitourinary symptoms (vaginal dryness, sexual dysfunction, frequent urinary tract infections, urinary incontinence), and musculoskeletal symptoms (joint pain), and sleep and mood disturbances. Hot flashes is a common symptom that approximately two thirds of postmeniopausal women experience and 20% experience for up to 15 years. HRT is the most effective treatment for hot flashes and will improve symptoms for up to 90% of the women but has side effects such as ;links to breast cancer, blood clots, stroke, and cardiovascular problems.  The reviewer said as mqny as 50 to 75% of the postmenopausal women use herbal options , and of the complementary therapies, soy, red clover and black cohost have been the most investigated. Soy is the most common plant containing estrogen, found naturally in food and supplements  and research shows a reduction in hot flush symptoms ranging from 20 to 55%. Red clover also contains estrogen,  and black cohosh, a plant. both have been shown to reduce hot flush. The author recommended herbs because there are no significant adverse side effects as long as they are used by women who do not have a history of breast cancer, or are not at high risk for breast cancer, and are not taking tamoxifen. However, since herbs are not regulated in may countries the contents of a given product can vary from sample to sample.

Dr Nathan Wei (Stem Cell), Dr Eric Love (Bach Flower Remedy), and Phyllis Kung (Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture) Next Guests on Holistic Health Show

Sunday, July 29th, 2012



Dr. Nathan Wei (pronounced “Way”), is a board-certified rheumatologist and former clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine  and consultant to the National Institutes of Health. He has been called the number one arthritis expert in the country and is a specialist in regenerative medicine.

Dr. Wei was born in New York City in 1949. He received his education and training at Swarthmore College, Jefferson Medical College, the University of Michigan Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health.  Dr. Wei is board certified in internal medicine, rheumatology and clinical densitometry. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology and  is also a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, International Society for Clinical Densitometry and the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. He is Clinical Director of the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center of Maryland and has helped provide relief for over 7,000 patients with arthritis.  Dr. Wei is the author of more than 60 peer-reviewed literature, 500 published articles, has produced twelve videotape programs, presented more than 120 lectures worldwide and has taught advanced courses in rheumatology. More information is available at: http://www.arthritistreatmentcenter.com

Spoken of by many as one of the greatest living masters of the Bach Flower Remedies, Dr. Eric Love has the oldest ongoing classes in the Bach Remedies in the world, forty years, and has worked with over 100,000 people.

He has owned three schools of massage and in the 80’s  worked with the top people in film, presidential candidates, ambassadors and the most famous people in the music industry in the world and later moved to Montana. He has been a practicing Homeopath now for forty years, although he is no longer in private practice.  He has served as Founder and Director of the International Association of Homeopathy, based in Montana, for 18 years.  And he has been honored to train many thousands of individuals from Hong Kong to Israel, and around the United States. who now use his healing approach.

Dr. Love has developed a new level of Healing using the Homeopathic approach to the Bach Remedies.  His approach is much more effective, and helpful, and way more powerful, than the way the Flowers are currently being used.  In the Certification Program he personally guides a student through the gateways and doorways and hidden gates, of their own individual Healing Process and that of clients.

With a Ph.D. in Religion, Dr. Love approaches all healing from the Spiritual, because “the curative power is in the Soul.” Dr. Love was honored to be asked to speak for each of the last three years at the Naturopathic Medical School in Arizona.  He has  authored three books: The Art of Healing, Physician Heal Thyself. and Personality Profiles of the Bach Flower Remedies. More information is available at: http://www.drericlove.com

Phyllis Kung is a licensed acupuncturist  (AC01223) in the state of Texas and nationally certified by NCCAOM.  She is an adjunct professor at the Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where she earned her Master Degree of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.  She is certified in cosmetic acupuncture by Denise Ellinger, L.Ac., co-founder of the MeiZen protocol, and founder of the Center for Rejuvenation Acupuncture.  Phyllis also currently serves as Secretary of the Texas Association of Acupuncturists.

Following her passion to continue her studies, she enrolled in the Doctorate program at the Zheiiang Chinese Medicine University in Hangzhou, China, where her primary focus of study is Internal Medicine.

As an avid runner, Phyllis excels at using TCM to treat and prevent common sports injuries.  She also targets digestive disorders, skin disorders, infertility in men and women, and other forms of chronic pain. More information is available at: Http://www.PKWellness.com

Interviews Available with Dr Anne Marie Evers (Affirmations), Allen Klein (Quotations) and Daniel Chapman (Natural Products).

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Guests on the Holistic Health Show yesterday included Dr. Anne Marie Evers  (left) Allen Klein (right), and Daniel Chapman (lower center).

Dr Anne Marie Evers is an ordained minister, Doctor of Divinity, radio show host, author of multiple books including the best seller Affirmations Your Passport to Happiness, columnist, and international motivational speaker.  More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at: http://www.AnneMarieEvers.com

Allen Klein is a Jollytologist,  an award winning speaker and best selling author who has authored multiple books including The Healing Power of Humor:Quotations to Cheer You Up. More information was presented earlier on this blog and can be found at: http://www.AllenKlein.com

Daniel Chapman is founder and CEO of Redd Remedies,  a leading natural supplements provider and  advocate for a holistic approach to wellness.  More information was presented earlier on this blog and can be found at:  http://www.ReddRemedies.com

Enjoy the Interview below:

Hypnosis, Herbs, and Diabetes Interventions

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Dr Stefan Ripich (left), Dr Joe Ahrens (center) and Devin Hastings were interviewed yesterday by Dr Carl O Helvie, Host, Holistic Health Show. Dr Ripich is a naturopathic physician and certified nurse practitioner who is in private practice in New Mexico and is author of the 30 Day Diabetes Cure. More information is available at: http://www.30daydiabetescure.com

Dr Joe Ahrens is CEO of ATM Metabolics, LLC, and has authored The Grapefruit Solution more information is available at: http://www.atmmetabolics.com

Devin Hastings is President of Minnesota Institute of Advanced Communications Skills and Owner, of MindBodyHypnosis. He is author of several books including 21st Century Medicine: New Answers for Those Who Suffer in Silence; Control Your Diabetes With Hypnosis: Anxiety, OCD and Hypnosis: New Answers for Those who Suffer in Silence: and Become a Certified Diabetes Motivational Coach. More information is available at: http://www.miacs.net

Enjoy the Interview Below.

Are Herbs and Hypnosis Effective with Diabetes?

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Dr Stefan Ripich (left) is a naturopathic physician and certified nurse practitioner who practices in Sante Fe, New Mexico and is the author of the 30 Day Diabetes Cure. Today is a continmuation of his interview from last time. More information is available at: http://www.30daydiabetescure.com

Dr. Joe Ahrens (center) has been involved in the food industry and nutrition for over 30 years and is currently CEO of ATM Metabolics LLC, a drug discovery company, investigating therapeutics based on natural phyto-chemical platforms. Ahrens is a specialist in carbohydrate metabolism and holds patents in several areas of disease treatment and formulations. Ahrens came to ATM from Alico, Inc., one of the world