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My Guests for Next Week are Dr Kathy Gruver (Stress-Stress Reduction) and Dr Tina Tessina (Dysfunctional Families)

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

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Kathy Gruver is an award-winning author and the host of the national TV show based on her first book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet (winner Beverly Hills Book Awards). She has earned her PhD in Natural Health and has authored two books on stress: Body/Mind Therapies for the Bodyworker and, just published, Conquer Your Stress with Mind/Body Techniques (Winner Indie Excellence Awards, Beverly Hills Book Awards, Finalist for the USA Best Books Award). She has studied mind/body medicine at the famed Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School and pursued further education at The National Institutes of Health. Gruver has been featured as an expert in numerous publications including Glamour, Time, Wall Street Journal, CNN, WebMD, Prevention, Men’s Health, Huffington Post, Yahoo.com, Ladies Home Journal, Massage and Bodyworks Magazine, and Massage Magazine. She has written dozens of health and wellness articles and contributing posts. Dr. Gruver has appeared as a guest expert on over 200 radio and TV shows including NPR, SkyNews London, CBS Radio, and Lifetime Television, and has done over 100 educational lectures around the country. For fun and stress relief Dr. Gruver does flying trapeze and hip hop dance.

A recent winner of NAWBO’s Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards and nominee for the Gutsy Gal Awards, Kathy maintains a massage and natural health practice in Santa Barbara, Calif., also offering phone and email health consultations. She has also produced an instructional massage DVD, Therapeutic Massage at Home; Learn to Rub People the RIGHT Way™ and is a practitioner with over 20 years of experience. Her award-winning book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet was recently turned into a national talk show. More information can be found at www.thealternativemedicinecabinet.com.

Dr Tessina

My Second guest, Dr Tina Tessina is a licensed psychotherapist in S. California, with 30 years’ experience in counseling individuals and couples and author of 13 books, published in 17 languages including  It Ends With You: Grow Up and Out of Dysfunction; The Unofficial Guide to Dating Again; Money, Sex and Kids: Stop Fighting About the Three Things That Can Ruin Your Marriage, The Commuter Marriage, and her newest, Love Styles: How to Celebrate Your Differences.
Dr. Tessina, is CRO (Chief Romance Officer) for LoveForever.com, a website designed to strengthen relationships and guide couples through the various stages of their relationship with personalized tips, courses, and online couples counseling. Online, she’s known as “Dr. Romance” Dr. Tessina appears frequently on radio, and such TV shows as “Oprah”, “Larry King Live” and ABC News. She also publish an e-mail newsletter: “Happiness Tips from Tina”

.She is also “Dr. Romance” online, the CRO (Chief Romance Officer) of www.loveforever.com, and author of the Dr. Romance blog http://drromance.typepad.com/dr_romance_blog/

 

Lifetime Physical Activity may reduce Prostate Cancer Incidence and Mortality

Friday, November 27th, 2009

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A prospective study published in the British Journal of Cancer (October 27) concluded that men who are not sitting for most of the time during work or occupational activities and who walk or bicycle more than 30 minutes daily during their adult life have a reduced incidence of prostate cancer. In the study 45,887 men aged 45 to 79 were followed for 10 years. There were 2735 cases of prostate cancer and 190 deaths. There was an inverse relationship between levels of physical activity and prostate cancer. Those in the top quartile of lifetime physical activity decreased by 18% (95% confidence level) compared with those in the lowest quartile their risk of prostate cancer. Men who sat at work half of the time had a 20% reduction in prostate cancer risk over those who sat most of the time. There was also an inverse relationship between the incidence of prostate cancer among those with average physical activity at work and walking and bicycling duration. Thus, physical activity seems important for reducing the risk of prostate cancer.

Harmful Effects of Breast Cancer Drugs Reported

Friday, November 20th, 2009

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A recent report from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reported that although three drugs (tamoxifen, raloxifene, and tibolone) reduce a woman’s chances of getting breast cancer each has potential harmful effects for those using them. More specifically all three drugs significantly reduces invasive breast cancer in midlife and older women who have not previously had breast cancer but the benefits vary depending upon the drug and the woman.
The most common side effects for the drug tamoxifen are flushing, night sweats, hot flashes, vaginal discharge, itching and dryness, and for raloxifene are night sweats, hot flashes, and leg cramps, and for tibolone are vaginal bleeding. In addition, each drug carries a risk of adverse effects including increased risk of endometrial cancer, hysterectomies, and cataracts for tamoxifen compared to the other drugs; increased risk of stroke for tibolone; and increased risk of blood clots for both tamoxifen and raloxifene although it is greater with tamoxifen. More information is available at: www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov

Moderate Benefits of Dynamic Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

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Researchers at the Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands found that dynamic exercise programs had moderate benefits for rheumatoid arthritis patients and recommended aerobic capacity training combined with muscle strength training as routine practice for these patients. However, more research is needed to determine the recommended length and type of exercise program, if patients need supervision, and if these programs are cost effective.
The researchers combined data from 8 studies involving 575 patients and founds that dynamic exercises are safe and have a positive effect on aerobic capacity and muscle strength for patients with rheumatoid arthritis and when performed long term have a positive effect on functional ability. However, the benefits are seen only after the intervention and programs that are water-based may help improve functioning of patients. Results were published in the Cochrane Library.

Social Isolation and it’s Effect on Breast Cancer

Friday, November 13th, 2009

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Research at the University of Chicago reported in Cancer Prevention Research in October that a ” socially isolated, stressful environment can speed up the growth of breast cancer” in animal models and can actually change the expression of genes involved in the growth of mammary gland tumors Their study followed other studies showing that stress can adversely affect cancer. In their study the researchers randomly assigned mice genetically suceptible for breast cancer to live in social isolation or with groups shortly after weaning. Three and a half weeks later they measured the gene expression in the mammary glands and found reproducible changes in the mice in isolation. These genes that were turned on and off by metabolism are known to contribute to increased breast cancer growth. The mice in isolation developed larger and more cancers than the mice living in groups and had a higher corticosterone stress hormone response than the group living mice. The researcher believes the findings may suggest molecular biomarkers that can be used in prevention in breast cancer and that perceived or actual environmental stressor can affect which genes get turned on or off. If this is proven in further research it may be possible to to find tumors in their formative stage and suppress them before they become tumors.

Calcium and Colorectal Cancer

Friday, September 4th, 2009

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A new study by the National Institutes of Health and AARP found that people who consume more calcium and dairy foods have a lower risk of colon cancer. Diet and other information was collected on over 50,000 people between the ages of 50 and 71. After 7 years the risk of colon cancer was about 20% lower in men who consumed the most calciuim from food and supplements (about 1,500 mg. daily) than in men who consumed the least (about 500mg daily).

The risk in women was about 30% lower for women who consumed the most calcium (about 1,900 mg daily) that those who consumed the least (about 500 mg daily). Colorectal cancer was also lower in men and women who ate the most daily foods. However, contract to earlier stuidies dairy was not linked to a higher risk of ovarian cancer and calcium was not linked to a higher risk of prostate cancer.

It is best to try to ingest 1,000 mg daily of calcium if you are under 50 and 1,200 mg daily if you are older. If you assume there is 300 mg in each serving of milk, cheese, yogurt, or calcium-fortified orange juice take a supplement to get any additional calcium needed. In light of the earlier studies of calcium and prostate cancer (not found here) men may want to limit intake of calcium to 1,200 mg daily. Additional information can be found in the Archives of Internal Medicine, 169:391, 2009.

Dr Lise Alschuler Identifies Natural Substances to Alleviate Stress

Friday, July 10th, 2009

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Dr Lise Alscholer who was interviewed by Dr Carl O Helvie on the Holistic Health Show this week offers some good information on natural substances to alleviate stress in her book the Definitive Guide to Cancer: An Integrative Approach to Prevention, Treatment, and Healing.
Stress can be a destructive force in all of our lives and natural substances to relieve or alleviate it should be welcome by all. She says the following herbs and nutrients have been shown to possess anti-stress properties.
Siberian ginseng has a normalizing effect on body homeostasis and improves immune functions and overall well-being.
Panax ginseng should be used under the supervision of a health care profession to prevent overstimulation. However, it can improve immune functioning, physical stanima, and mental acuity, and also increase resistance to toxic environmental substances.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) “also known as Indian ginseng, protects against stress-induced ulceration, lowers chronically elevated cortisol, enhanses energy, reduces anxiety, and can counteract stress-induced hyperglycemia.”

Some specific nutrients identified include:
Vitamin C-“helps normalize levels of cortisol and ACTH” (another stress hormone) when severe stress is present.
“Vitamin B1-protects the adrenal glands from functional exhaustion. ”
“Vitamin B2-enhances adrenal function and helps regulate cortisol levels.”
“Alpha-lipoic acid-helps prevent toxic accumulation in tissues (caution with certain chemotherapy drugs and radiation therapy.”
“L-tyrosine helps restore the ability to perform tasks under stress. ”

More information on Lise and her products is available at: www.drlise.net

Cancer Survivors and Experts Needed for Interviews for the Holistic Health Show

Monday, March 30th, 2009

In late April I plan to start a 3 show series on cancer prevention and treatment on the Holistic Health Show on BBS Radio with an emphasis on integrative or alternative approaches. If you are a survivor or expert using one of these approaches please contact me from this website to explore having you on this series and setting up an interview.

Do You Know How to Lose Weight Making One Simple Change in Your Diet and Not Giving Up Anything. Listen to Dr Carl O. Helvie Interview Dr Seth Roberts on the Holistic Health Show this Saturday

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Dr Seth RobertsFor my next two shows on BBS Radio (www.bbsradio.com) Station 3 at 8 p.m. EST this Saturday and two weeks from Saturday I will interview four scientists who have written weight loss books from different points of view. Because weight loss is fast becoming the # 1 preventable health problem this seemed an appropriate topic for the Holistic Health Show.
My first guest is Dr Seth Roberts who is a professor emeritus of psychology at the University of California at Berkeley and the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Shangri-La Diet“. He is on the editorial board of the journal Nutrition and has published dozens of scientific articles on topics including health, nutrition, and weight control. Seth spends his time between Berkeley and China. He will tell us how we can lose weight by making one simple change in our daily routine and diet.

Dr Dorothea Hover-Kramer interviewed by Dr Carl O Helvie on Holistic Health Show on Energy Psychology

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Dr Dorothea Hover-KramerThe second guest interviewed on the Holistic Health Show on BBS Radio (www.bbsradio.com) Station 3 last Saturday was Dr Dorothea Hover-Kramer, an Energy Psychologist. The  interview follows. If you are interested in the complete interview please sign up on the Free Radio Program page on this site and all future programs will be emailed to you.