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Dr Brian Wilson’s new book on Linking Science and Spirituality.

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

 

John E. Fetzer and the Quest for the New Age

By Brian C. Wilson, Ph. D.

New Book Reveals How Radio Pioneer, Media Mogul and Detroit Tigers’ Owner John Fetzer Fostered the Marriage of Science and Spirituality Through the Decades 

While he was building the radio/TV/cable empire that fueled his wealth and enabled him to become sole owner of the Detroit Tigers from 1961 to 1983, few knew that John E. Fetzer was actually quietly and devotedly using spiritual principles and practices to guide his business growth, as well as funding some of the seminal research on consciousness in America which sought to reconcile science and spirituality.

Fetzer attributed his success to his spiritual practices and awareness of higher consciousness. In fact, Fetzer employed meditation, psychic consultants, pendulums, water dowsing and other “occult” practices regularly in his decision making—which he considered major factors in his success.  The new book John E. Fetzer and the Quest for the New Age (Wayne State University Press, 2018) by Brian C. Wilson, Ph. D, reveals Fetzer’s extraordinary life, while chronicling the birth of the New Age movement.

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Brian C. Wilson, author of the new book, John E. Fetzer and the Quest for the New Age, is a professor of American religious history in the Department of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University (WMU). He holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

After writing an award-winning book on cereal inventor and the leading Seventh-day Adventist of his time, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, the Fetzer Institute invited Wilson to write a full-length spiritual biography of its founder, John E. Fetzer. The Kalamazoo-based Fetzer was a radio pioneer, media mogul, and long-time owner of the Detroit Tigers baseball team. But what most people didn’t know was that John E. Fetzer was quietly behind-the-scenes a significant figure in the consciousness movement and a spiritual seeker of the first order. For more than 60 years, he sought ways to open the doors of higher consciousness, spiritual empowerment, paranormal insights and energy medicine to humanity through spiritual study, science and the influence of the wealth at his disposal.

In John E. Fetzer and the Quest for the New Age, Wilson not only explores the evolution of Fetzer’s beliefs, but how he put them into action by permanently endowing three funds that will foster research into the scientific/spiritual interface for years to come, and help cultivate a more peaceful, loving and inclusive world founded on the principle that we are all connected through one infinite force.

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An International Alternative Cancer Leader, Frank Wiewel, Interviewed.

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

For nearly 40 years, Frank Wiewel and his wife Denise have led the struggle for medical freedom in America and throughout the world. Frank was a successful Columbia Records recording artist, engineer and producer. In July 1985, he happened to be in Freeport, Bahamas, accompanying his sick father-in-law, when the Bahamian government, at the instigation of the United States National Cancer Institute (NCI) shut down Dr Lawrence Burton’s (IAT) cancer clinic.

The IAT patients organized and asked Frank to become first president of their association. Frank and Denise led them in a march on Washington and drafted the petition for an evaluation of innovative therapies, signed by 43 Congressmen. Frank was the original requestor of this Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) study entitled, Alternative Cancer Therapies and testified at the Congressional Hearings. Frank led site visits to clinics being researched by OTA and the IAT Clinic was reopened.

In 1986, Frank and his wife Denise founded People Against Cancer and organized The International Coalition for the Evaluation of Alternative Cancer Therapies. It was largely through such efforts, including bitter struggles over three years that the OTA report was re-written and made into a useful document for Congress and the public. In conversations with thousands of people with cancer, health activists, as well as over 50 members of Congress; guest appearances on Design for Living, Natural Living, For the People, and other radio programs; prominently featured interviews in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Des Moines Register, Scientific American, Science, East West, etc; and publications in the Journal of the American Medical Association and the International Association of Cancer Victors and Friends (IACVF) Journal, Frank has tirelessly fought for the fair testing of innovative, non toxic cancer therapies.

In 1993, Frank was a founding member of the Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM) in the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In 1994, Frank was chosen to be the Chairman of the Pharmacological and Biological Treatments Committee and chosen to serve a four-year term on the National Advisory Board of the Office of Alternative Medicine. Scientific American wrote, “The Establishment of the Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM) constitutes a victory for Frank Wiewel.”

Through People Against Cancer, Frank has created and administrates the Alternative Therapy Research Program (ATRP), a program to evaluate treatment options for people with cancer and physicians. Frank has also created and organized the International Physicians Network (IPN) to provide innovative treatment options for people with cancer. In 1996, Frank launched the Alternative Therapy Evaluation Program (ATEP) to conduct scientific evaluations, both retrospective and prospective, of innovative treatments for cancer worldwide.

Frank has been called “The most powerful independent voice in the field of cancer.” He is the editor of a critically acclaimed newsletter: Options: New Directions in the War on Cancer.  “The most revolutionary document published in the field of cancer – the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.” Options remains the only independent newsletter in the field published without outside influence or advertisements.

Frank remains People Against Cancer’s founding executive and runs this grassroots organization from his base in Otho, Iowa (pop. 650), where he lives with his wife, Denise and their daughters Megan and Allison. More information is available at: http://www.peopleagainstcancer.org/

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Dr Sandra Goodman/Positive Health/Nutrition & Cancer

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Sandra Goodman PhD, Co-founder and Editor of Positive Health PH Online, trained as a Molecular Biology scientist in Agricultural Biotechnology in Canada and the USA. Sandra was born and grew up in Montreal, Canada, a highly cosmopolitan city in Quebec, subject to the political tensions of the Canadian French and English divide. In addition to focusing upon her academic studies in the arts and sciences, Sandra was also a talented pianist and athlete, particularly in gymnastics. Having qualified as a Red Cross swimming instructor and Royal Lifesaving Society lifeguard, she greatly enjoyed teaching young adults and children to swim and overcome their fear of the water.

Sandra graduated with her PhD in Molecular Biology from McGill University with her Thesis: Expression of host genes in soybean root nodules, research attempting to identify nitrogen fixation genes in a legume, with an ultimate goal of being able to transfer such genes to non-legumes and reduce the requirement for fertilizer. Dr Goodman worked for a Multi-National Corporation in the USA as a Biotechnology Scientist until the mid-1980s, eventually traveling and settling in the UK focusing upon health issues. Author of 4 books regarding the role of Nutrition in empowering optimum health, including Nutrition and Cancer: State-of-the-Art, Vitamin C – The Master Nutrient, Germanium: The Health and Life Enhancer and numerous articles, Dr Goodman was the lead author of the Consensus Document: Nutritional and LifeStyle Guidelines for People with Cancer and compiled the Cancer and Nutrition Database for the Bristol Cancer Help Centre in 1993.

The catastrophic but flawed research paper in The Lancet in the early 1990s alleging that women with breast cancer attending the Bristol Cancer Help Centre (BCHC) were more likely to die than those undergoing conventional treatment almost led to the closure of BCHC. Having authored a scholarly article Nutritional and Lifestyle Guidelines for People with Cancer, Dr Goodman was then commissioned in the early 1990s to set up a Cancer and Nutrition database which would identify the published research papers in this field.

During the compilation of this database, drawn from some 5000 peer-reviewed research papers, it was suggested by Sandra’s long-term partner Mike Howell that there was a lack of communication of this type of research both to health professionals and the serious general reader of health information. Thus was born Positive Health magazine PH Online, which has now published over 237 issues (the print magazine ceased after Issue 150); the entire archive is exclusively online at www.positivehealth.com

Dr Goodman has worked for the past 22+ years as a co-founder and Editor of Positive Health PH Online in attempting to show that there is no divide between different types of healthcare, just different approaches, i.e. Integrated Medicine. She is passionate about making available to all people, particularly those with cancer,  research information and clinical expertise in the areas of Nutrition and Complementary Therapies. She has been a member of the Therapy Advisory Panel of the Penny Brohn Cancer Care, Scientific Expert Committee member of the Alliance for Natural Health and a Patron of the Avalon Complementary Medicine Trust in Wells, Somerset. Her recent (Oct 2014) Research Proposal: Cancer Patients’ Outcomes: Comparing Integrated Alternative Therapies and Chemotherapy / Radiotherapy Treatment reviews the scientific literature regarding chemotherapy toxicity.

Dr Goodman and her long-term partner Mike Howell seek individuals with the resources, structural organization and interest to continue and expand the legacy of Positive Health PH Online forward into the 21st century, adding facilities to conduct online seminars, fundraising for alternative cancer research, as well as to promote leading holistic organizations and businesses internationally. Follow her Blog and purchase Nutrition and Cancer: State-of-the-Art. Dr S Goodman may be contacted privately for Research, Lectures and Editorial services via:  sandra@positivehealth.com   www.positivehealth.com   sandra@drsgoodman.com  www.drsgoodman.com

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Dr Patrick Vicker Discusses the Gerson Therapy

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

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Dr. Patrick Vickers is the Director and Founder of the Northern Baja Gerson Clinic (Gerson Therapy). His mission is to provide patients with the highest quality and standard of care available in the world today for the treatment of advanced (and non-advanced) degenerative disease. His dedication and commitment to the development of advanced protocols has led to the realization of exponentially greater results in healing disease. Dr. Vickers, along with his highly trained staff, provides patients with the education, support, and resources to achieve optimal health.

Dr. Patrick was born and raised outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At the age of 11 years old, after witnessing a miraculous recovery from a chiropractic adjustment, Dr. Patrick’s passion for natural medicine was born.

Dr. Patrick obtained his undergraduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Life University before going on to receive his doctorate in Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College in 1997.

While a student at New York Chiropractic College(NYCC), Dr. Patrick befriended Charlotte Gerson, the last living daughter of Dr. Max Gerson, M.D. who Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Dr. Albert Schweitzer called, ” One of the most eminent geniuses in medical history. “

Dr. Gerson, murdered in 1959, remains the most censured doctor in the history of medicine as he was reversing virtually every degenerative disease known to man, including TERMINAL cancer.

Upon graduating from NYCC in 1997, Dr. Patrick went on to study the Gerson Therapy directly under Charlotte Gerson at her home in San Diego, California. While living with Charlotte, Dr. Patrick spent several months going through Dr. Gerson’s handwritten files of all his active patients from 1910-1959; files that Charlotte has kept in her home to this day. Included in those files were hundreds of handwritten letters from Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Dr. Albert Schweitzer, to Dr. Max Gerson. Schweitzer and Gerson were best friends after Gerson cured Schweitzer’s wife, Helena, of terminal tuberculosis when she had just 3 months to live.

Gerson also cured Schweitzer, himself, of severely advanced diabetes, in SIX weeks, eight years before Schweitzer won the Nobel Prize.

After several months of studying Dr. Gerson’s files, and several more months interning at the Gerson Clinic, Dr. Patrick opened chiropractic and Gerson clinics in Peru, Guatemala and Mexico before returning to the United States, in 2008, to open up this non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on the Gerson Therapy.

Since that time, Dr. Patrick has been traveling around the world lecturing at international embassies, Latin American medical schools and other miscellaneous venues. More information at: http://www.gersontreatment.com/

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Dr Francisco Contreras (Integrative Cancer) and Vincent Crewe (Cancer Survivor) Current Guests.

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Francisco Contreras, MD 2013_clearFrancisco Contreras, MD serves as director, president and chairman of the Oasis of Hope Hospital. A distinguished oncologist and surgeon, Dr. Contreras is renowned for integrating conventional and alternative cancer treatments, with emotional healing and spiritual care, to provide patients with the best possible treatment outcomes.

After graduating from medical school at the Autonomous University of Mexico in Toluca, Dr. Contreras specialized in surgical oncology at the University of Vienna in Austria, where he graduated with honors. Dr. Contreras has authored and co-authored several books concerning integrative therapy including 50 Critical Cancer Answers, The Hope of Living Cancer Free, The Coming Cancer Cure, Beating Cancer and Dismantling Cancer.
Twitter.com/DrContreras Mpre information is available at: www.OasisofHope.com

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My second guest, Vincent Crewe lives in Wakefield, West Yorkshire which is in the North of England. He left school at 15 and has done many jobs in his working life including shop assistant, long distance driver and driving instructor. He started several businesses some have been successful and some not He is very competitive and received his Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do when he was 28 after a few years of hard training. He has been a Mortgage broker for the past 22 years and recently started another business with LED Lighting. He has a keen interest in the Paranormal, Ufology and spiritual matter. He has been married twice and has 3 Children, 2 daughters and a son. He is a stage 4 colon cancer survivor who used natural alternative interventions.

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Dr James Pilc (Fusion Medicine and Meditative Self Healing) and Marilyn Cramer (Medical Intuitive Dx and Healing).

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

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My first guest for the next show is Dr James Pilc,  a Physician of Obstetrics and Gynecology and currently the CEO of James D Pilc LLC.  This corporation includes a complimentary practice of Meditative Healing and Fusion Medicine.  In this practice, as a Personal Meditative Guide, healer and awakening coach Dr Pilc teach self-awareness and healing techniques for any illness, chronic or acute.  Healing through Fusion Medicine includes Western and Eastern Medicine approaches as well as Meditative Self-Healing.

Through the above corporation, Dr Pilc has become an author of  Unstuck:  The Enlightenment of Medicine and Introduction to Meditation:  A Path to Ourselves.  He created meditative CDs/digital downloads for adults and children including Guided Meditation:  A Path to Peace,  Children’s Meditation:  A Beautiful and Magical Relaxation and Deep Mindful Exploration. He also created a meditation buddy for children to snuggle with during their relaxation.

After being diagnosed with bone marrow cancer in 2005, Dr Pilc came to meditation as a complementary therapy to help with healing.  His hope is to help those in need of physical, emotional and energetic or spiritual healing and to further investigate the connection between Western Medicine, Eastern Medicine and Meditative Self-Healing. He teaches group guided meditation classes and hold individual Meditative Self-Healing sessions to guide people to find the Core causative Agent of their disease and heal themselves.  He has offered meditation sailing aboard the Spirit of Buffalo, bringing it to WNY for the first time and lectured to national and international groups and organizations and interviewed on national radio shows in an effort to raise the global consciousness, help people reach complete healing, and create a new and improved connection with spirit.

Dr Pilc graduated from the University of Buffalo with a Bachelor’s in Science and Medical Doctorate and was privileged to practice Obstetrics and Gynecology in Western New York for more than 25 years. He managed and cared for a private practice of greater than 5000 wonderful people and currently live in Buffalo, New York with his husband and 2 sons.

His favorite quote is from Mother Teresa “Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love”.  This is where healing begins.

Presently working with a group of highly motivated individuals, he is creating a Sciatu Fusion Center to serve Western New York.  For more information, visit http://www.AmericasMeditationDoctor.comhttp://www.jamespilcmd.com  or follow him  on Facebook and Twitter.

Marilyn Cramer

My second guest, Marilyn Cramer, is internationally known for her alternative and complementary healing techniques.  She helps adults and children make permanent, healing changes on all levels: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually and is founder/owner of LightHealer, LLC  in Woodstock, Georgia. She has certifications in Reiki Master, Somatic Healer, Thought Field Therapist, Clinical & Alchemical Hypnotherapist, BioGenesis Practitioner and Mental Coach and is a Medical Intuitive, Clairvoyant and Telepathic.

As a natural Medical Intuitive, Marilyn can “see” inside the human body and help her clients find the root cause of their ailments.  There have been numerous times when Marilyn would see an enlarged or diseased organ, tumors, ulcers, clogged arteries, bacteria or viruses in the cells, parasites, fungus, etc., and she would strongly advise her clients to see a doctor/specialist.  With diagnostic testing, the doctor would discover the same thing – and Marilyn’s client did not know he or she had this illness/disease.

Over the years, Marilyn has worked with clients who had cancer, ulcerative colitis, PNH (a rare form of bone marrow cancer), Lyme Disease, Crohn’s Disease, liver failure, Multiple Sclerosis, Sensory Integrative Dysfunction (children), Tourette Syndrome, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), terminal illnesses, Fibromyalgia, extreme fears and phobias, extreme childhood traumas, and numerous other emotional traumas, diseases and disorders.  Marilyn uses a combination of methods with Reiki to facilitate healing. She also works closely with the Chief of Surgery at Northside Cherokee Hospital in Georgia, and with surgeons, Naturopaths (ND’s), MD’s and Chiropractors.

For further information and testimonials from Marilyn’s clients, please go to http://www.LightHealer.net

 

 

Swami Tirtha (Ayurveda Medicine, and Spirituality) and Brett Larkin (Yoga) to Be Guests on Holistic Health Show.

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

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Swami Tirtha known as the Hip Gurus Guide has a doctorate in Ayurvedic medicine and over the past 40 years he has written several books including the Amazon #1 bestseller in its category, The Ayurveda Encyclopedia (30,000 copies in print). He has been a monk since 1990. His international speaking has taken him to speak to the White House alternative medicine commission, and several medical colleges including Johns Hopkins. Swamiji was recognized as a monk by his guru in the Himalayas and as a natural born shaman and healer by shamans in the Amazon rainforest. He began his spiritual path as a college freshman in 1972 when he lost his parents in a car accident. That tragic event awoke his search for inner peace. Swamiji’s latest book is The Stress-Free College Student, aimed to help reduce the 80% anxiety/depression and 50% dropout rates among college students. Bryant University’s Pinterest page, ‘Books Worth Reading’ has added his book to their shelf, now sitting beside their list of ’50 Books that Changed the World’. Swamiji blends ancient wellness & consciousness with modern cutting edge EEG brain waves & Heart Rate Variability scanning technology. He offers his breakthrough expertise to students and entrepreneurs, addressing stress-management, wellness, and life-calling. His website is http://www.TheHipGuru.com

 

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My second guest, Brett Larkin, teaches yoga and meditation at top San Francisco studios, companies like Google and Pinterest, and on her You Tube channel, where thousands of students have studied with her for over 4 million minutes. Beginner and intermediate yogis can enjoy Brett’s online course on personalizing your yoga and finding the style of yoga that’s right for you. A lifelong dancer, Brett’s classes have been described as “serene and strong”  and “challenging yet placating” at the same time. Her online class “Detoxifying Yoga Flow” was named one of the Top 5 Online Yoga Workouts of 2013. Yoga teachers can enjoy Brett’s few yoga playlists, yoga teacher training tips, and her online yoga business course.  More information at: http://www.BrettLarkin.com

 

 

Dr Pamela Blair (holistic psychotherapy) Jenny giblin (yoga, nutrition) and Dan Baker (alternative nutrition) on the Holistic Health show.

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

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Dr Pamela Blair, a holistic psychotherapist with a private practice and several books including coauthor of the best seller I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodby , a book on grief. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at: http://www.PamBlair.com

 

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My Second guest, Jenny Giblin, is a therapist, yoga instyructgor, and nutritionist with a master5s degree in family therapy. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at: http://www.JennyGiblin.com 

 

 

img-dan-headshotMy last guest, Dan Baker, known as Baker Dan specializes in alternative cooking and baking and is author of Beating Arthritis: Alternative Cooking. More informationm was presented earlier on this site and can be found at: http://www.BakerDan.com

 

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Interview with Dr David Hanscom (back pain relief without surgery) and Joyce O’Brien (cancere survivor) now available.

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

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Dr David Hanscom is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in complex spine problems who often uses a non-invasive  protocol to relieve back pain successfully. He is author of Back in Control: A spine surgeon’s roadmap out of chronic pain that he discussed on the Dr Oz Show. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at: http://www.drdavidhanscom.com

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Joyce O’Brien was diagnosed with late stage cancer and has been cancer free for the past 10 years. She is author of Choose to Live,  More information is available at: http://www.JoyceObrien.com

 

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Dr Michael A. Smith, Life Extension Senior Health Scientist, to Discuss Disease Prevention and Treatment

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

 

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“The country doctor with a city education,” that’s how Dr. Michael A. Smith’s many devoted fans describe him. Senior health scientist and health and wellness media personality for Life Extension® — the world’s leading organization dedicated to extending the healthy human life span — Dr. Smith is an author and blogger, creates and conducts webinars and appears in informational health and wellness videos. His engaging ability to present complex medical topics, be it diabetes, migraines, food sensitivity or weight management, in a clear, conversational manner has won him a sizable following of anti-aging and disease-prevention enthusiasts.

 Also known as “Dr. Mike,” for more than six years, he has worked at Life Extension in a variety of capacities, including as a health advisor, clinical information trainer and specialist and keynote speaker for the company’s monthly lecture series.

 Dr. Smith was a recurring guest in 2012 on The Suzanne Show with Suzanne Somers on the Lifetime Network, appeared on Gem of the Caribbean, a television show dedicated to disease prevention and is currently seen in several regional infomercials as an expert guest. He is also heard on numerous syndicated national health radio shows. He hosts Healthy Talk radio on www.RadioMD.com and has completed a book on the dietary supplement pyramid that will be in distribution March 2014.

 Most recently he contributed to Martha Stewart’s Whole Living website as well as health articles on Examiner.com, About.com, and Expert Beacon. He has been a guest lecturer for numerous anti-aging organizations in South Florida and in his spare time, Dr. Smith manages several content-based medical websites that reach out to his legion of health-conscious fans.

 Before joining Life Extension, Dr. Smith worked for the global pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca as a cardiovascular medical science liaison. A spokesman for AstraZeneca’s phase-3 clinical trial programs, he traveled throughout the U.S. presenting study results to cardiology groups and university centers.

 A graduate of the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Smith completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of Utah and a residency in radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.