Archive for the ‘arthritis’ Category

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

 

Enjoy the Interview below:

 

Dr Pamela Blair (holistic aging), Jenny Giblin (holistic approach to life) and Dan Baker (alternative cooking and baking)

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

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Pamela Blair, PhD, is a holistic psychotherapist, spiritual counselor, and personal coach with a private practice. She has written for numerous magazines, appeared on radio and television talk shows, and co-authored a bestselling book on grief entitled I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye.  She is also the author of The Next Fifty Years:A guide for women at midlife and beyond., . Her latest book is Getting Older Better  She lives in Shelburne, VT. Visit her online at www.pamblair.com.

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Jenny Giblin is a 29 year old Therapist, Yoga Instructor, & certified Nutrition Counselor.  She has been featured internationally as a health, wellness and beauty expert.  She has a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University in Upstate New York.  Along the way she become a certified yoga-instructor (through Amazing Yoga in Costa Rica, RYT Approved) & became a Certified Nutrition Coach.

Jenny created the term “Therapize”–blending therapy  with nutrition, yoga, exercise, and life styling to help others become the best version of themselves and to live the life of their dreams. Jenny currently coaches clients privately and leads yoga, health & wellness workshops around the world. More information is available at: http://www.jennygiblin.com

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Dan Baker known as Baker Dan specializes in alternative cooking and baking.  In 2006 he formed Baker Dan, LLC.  Hi book, Beating Arthritis: Alternative Cooking was published in 2013. He lives with his family in Manhattan and Warrensburg, NY. More information is available at: http://www.bakerdan.com

 

 

 

 

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

Holistic Health Show Opens Series on Chronic Back Pain

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

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Dr Carl O Helvie interviewed two back pain experts and two CEO’s of companies providing natural products for back pain and arthritis pain. These are pictured from left to right: Dr Andrew Fleschner, Dr Andrew Block, Mr Daniel Chapman, and Mr Tamer Elsafy.

Dr Andrew Fleschner is a board certified physician who is in private practice in Bala Cynwdy, Pennsylvania and has a consultancy in Miami, Florida. He is author of Back Together: Hands-On Healing for Couples Other aspects of his background were discussed earlier on this site and can be found at Http://stretchzone.com/Fleschner.htm

Dr Andrew Block is on the staff of the Texas Back Institute and has multiple national and international presentations on the spine and spine surgery. He has also contributed chapters to many of the major books on spine surgery, chronic pain, and other back problems and has authored or co-authored 5 books. The latest of these is The Psychology of Spine Surgery More information is available on an earlier blog here or at: Http:www.texasback.com

Mr Daniel Chapman is the Founder and CEO of Redd Remedies, a leading natural health supplements provider and advocate ffor a holistic health approach to wellness. His company dates back to 1961 when his family opened their first Sunrise Health Food Store in Reseland, Illinois. More information on Daniel and his company was presented earlier and can be found at: www.reddremedies.com

Mr Tamer Elsafy is President and CEO of Flexicon International a producer and supplier of natural products for joint pain and arthritis that incorporate CM8. his products have been formulated under the direction of physicians and nutritionists. More information was presented earlier and can be found at www.flexicon.com

The interviews follow. I hope you enjoy and learn from them.

Back Pain Series on Holistic Health Show Opens with Dr Andrew S. Kirschner and Includes Dr Andrew Block, Mr Daniel Chapman, and Mr Tamer Elsafy

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

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Guests to be Interviewed by Dr Carl O Helvie on the Holistic Health Show on Saturday include Dr. Andrew Fleschner (top left), Dr Andrew Block (top right), Mr Daniel Chapman (lower left), and Mr Tamer Elsafy (lower right).

Dr. Andrew Kirschner is the physician many top athletes and performers turn to for relief from pain. Dr. Kirschner, a board certified physician and Assistant Clinical Professor at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, has created a unique combination of his own Osteopathic techniques and other carefully selected modailities which he has named OSTeO. These techniques with the accompanying psychological strategies can often help to decrease pain and restore peak function where more conventional approaches have failed. Atheletes and the physically challenged, adolescents and the elderly have all benefitted from his unique approach to back & neck pain.
Dr. Kirschner graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1995. He completed an internship and residency in family medicine and osteopathic manual medicine at Suburban General Hospital in 1998, and became board certified in family medicine and osteopathic manual medicine that same year. He has been in private practice in Bala Cynwyd, PA since 1999, and has worked as a peak performance consultant in Miami since 2000.
Dr. Kirschner founded Back Together in 2001 to be a resource for individuals and couples looking for information about back pain, as well as conservative solutions to back pain. His well received book Back Together- Hands-on Healing for Couples was released in 2006 has helped thousands of couples find relief. His follow up video program Back Together- Simple & Effective Solutions for Back Pain was released this year. The Back Together blog, BackWords is one of very few resources on the internet offering direct responses to viewer questions both in video and text form.
If you or someone you know is suffering from back pain, you owe it to yourself to visit his websites.
For more information about Dr. Kirschner and Back Together please:
-Visit his website: www.backtogether.org
-Subscribe to his blog: wwww.thebacktogetherblog.com
-Become a fan of Back Together on Facebook to receive the Back Together Back Pain Tip of the Day.
-View Back Together video updates on his youtube channel, backtogethertv.
-Receive tips by following his Twitter feed, BackTips

Dr Andrew Block received his PhD in Applied Experimental Psychology and completed his clinical internship at Dartmouth College in 1980. He is currently on the staff of the Texas Back Institute and has served as
Director of the Well Being Group in Plano, Texas; Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Texas in Dallas; and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
He has multiple national and international presentations on spine and spine surgery concerns. He has also contributed chapters to many of the major books on spine surgery, chronic pain and other back problems. He has also authored or co-authored 5 books and the most recent is The Psychology of Spine Surgery published by the American Psychological Association in 2003. More information is available at: http://www.texasback.com

Mr Daniel Chapman is Founder and CEO of Redd Remedies with origins dating back to 1961 when his family opened their first Sunrise Health Food store in Roseland, Illinois. Redd Remedies has evolved as a leading natural health supplement provider and an advocate for a holistic approach to wellness. Today they have six retail outlets and a nationwide distribution. Redd Remedies is a sponsor of the nonprofit American Botanical Council and is distributed to independent health food stores nationwide. More information is available at www.reddremedies.com

Mr Tamer Elsafy is President and CEO of Flexcin International. In 1997 he began marketing and manufacturing all natural vitamins and dietary supplements. Over the next two years his business grew rapidly but he was not fufilled. Seeing his grandmother suffer from severe pain he became passionate about helping her and others. In 1999, under the guidance of doctors and nutritionists he developed an all natural formula to relieve symptoms associated with joint pain and arthritis that incorporated CM8 discovered by Harry Diehl. His grandmother was helped by the product that has since helped thousands of people all over the world become pain-free. More information is available at: http://www.flexicon.com

Mr Elsafy’ product is for arthritis which will complete the series on arthritis. I will add that I have no connection with either of these companies or products to be presented by Mr Chapman or Mr Elsafy and found them through contact with publicists. I received samples and passed them on to friends suffering from arthritis or back pain and received positive reports back. I offer these interviews to sufferers because of my interest in natural products and supplements instead of harsh chemicals in the treatment for pain.

New Approach May Halt or Reverse Rheumatoid Arthritis

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

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New research to be published in the February issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism discussed a novel way to halt or reverse rheumatoid arthritis by using am imitation of a suicide molecule that floats undetected into immune cells that are responsible for this type of arthritis. Using this approach the researchers were able to stop the disease in 75% of the study mice without any observed toxic effects as is the case with current drugs. The mechanism is that healthy immune cells usually die after attacking an invading virus or bacteria. However, in rheumatoid arthritis the immune cells do not die but live on and go rogue proliferating in the blood, building up in the joints and invading cartilage and bone.

Researchers discovered that immune cells in rheumatoid arthritis are low in a critical molecule (Bim) that cause the immune cells to self- destruct. To correct this fault they developed an imitation of this molecule (called BH2) that was injected into study mice with rheumatoid arthritis that caused the immune cells to destruct, joint swelling was reduced and bone destruction decreased. Thus, they concluded that the molecule could prevent the disease and trigger a remission in those who have it. Further research is planned to develop a more precise method of delivering the drug.

Natural Solutions for Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Discussed on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

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Dr Jacob Teitelbaum (left) and Dr David Russell were interviewed by Dr Carl O. Helvie on the Holistic Health Show last night. Dr Teitelbaum, a Board Certified Internist and Medical Director of a National Chain of Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers (www.fibroandfatigue.com)suffered from and overcome these diseases. He is senior author of landmark studies in these areas and author of the best seller From Fatigue to Fantasy and also author of additional books mentioned earlier on this website. More information is available on www.Vitality101.com

My second guest, Dr Davids Russell, holds a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and is competing another Doctorate of Divinity and is the Founder and Director of the non-profit organization Caritas Traditionalis whose goal is to create a self-sustainable medical presence in economically depressed communities. He has studied classical medicine around the world including Europe, Nepal and the Middle East. More information can be found on an earlier blog here.

Their interviews follow. I hope they are informative for you.

Strength Training, Self-Management Programs or a Combination are Equally Effective for Osteoarthritis

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

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A 24 month unblinded, random intervention study to compare the effects of strength training programs, self-management programs, and a combination of both carried out at the University of Arizona Arthritis Center found that physically inactive, middle aged people with symptomatic osteoarthritis benefited equally from strength training regimes, self-management programs, or a combination of the two. In this study, known as the Knee Study the researchers hypothesized that combining the two treatments might enhance the outcome.
Two hundred seventy three study participants between the ages of 35 and 65 who had reported pain and disability due to knee pain on most days in one or both knees for a period of not more than five years, and had a Kellgren/Lawrence classification grade 2 radiographic evidence of knee osteoarthritis in one or both knees were included.
Study participants were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 treatment groups-strength training, self management program, and the combination group. The strength training group spent the first 9 months improving the core areas of stretching and balance, range of motion and flexibility, and isotonic muscle strength. This was followed by 15 months of developing independent, long-term exercise habits. The second group participated in a 2-phase self-management program to educate participants and provide one on one treatment advice. The combined group participated in both the complete training and self-management program. Two hundred one of the original 273 participants completed the two year program with the self management group having the highest compliance rate.

Despite the lack of differences in finding in the three groups, all groups demonstrated improvements in physical function tests and decreased self-reported pain and disability. The researchers stated that because the self management group demonstrated higher compliance and there was no differences found in the outcome of the three groups, self-management might be a less intrusive and equally effective early treatment for knee osteoarthritis. More information is available in the January 2010 issue of Arthritis Care & Research.

Natural Treatments for Arthritis and Fibromyalgia

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

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ON SATURDAY MY GUESTS ARE DR. JACOB TEITELBAUM (LEFT) AND DR. DAVID RUSSELL. DR TEITELBAUM, A BOARD CERTIFIED INTERNIST AND MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF A NATIONAL CHAIN OF FIBROMYALGIA AND FATIGUE CENTERS (WWW.FIBROANDFATIGUE.COM) SUFFERED WITH AND OVERCOME THESE ILLNESSES IN 1975. HE SPENT THE NEXT 30 YEARS CREATING, RESEARCHING, AND TEACHING ABOUT EFFECTIVE THERAPIES FOR FATIGUE AND PAIN. HE IS THE SENIOR AUTHOR OF THE LANDMARK STUDIES EFFECTIVE TREATMENT OF CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME AND FIBROMYALGIA-A PLACEBO CONTROLLED STUDY AND OF EFFECTIVE TREATMENT OF CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME AND FIBROMYALGIA WITH D-RIBOSE.
DR TEITELBAUM LECTURES INTERNATIONALLY AND IS THE AUTHOR OF THE BEST-SELLING BOOK FROM FATIGUE TO FANTASTIC. HE IS ALSO THE AUTHOR OF THREE STEPS TO HAPPINESS:HEALING THROUGH JOY AND THE RECENTLY RELEASED PAIN FREE 1-2-3-A PROVEN PROGRAM TO GET YOU PAIN FREE BY MCGRAW HILL PUBLISHERS IN 2006. AS A PATIENT ADVOCATE DR TIETELBAUM HAS A POLICY OF NOT TAKING MONEY FROM ANY PHARMACEUTICAL OR NATURAL PRODUCT COMPANIES, AND 100% OF THE ROYALTIES FROM HIS PRODUCTS GO TO CHARITY. HIS WEBSITE IS: www.vitality101.com

MY SECOND GUEST IS DR DAVID RUSSELL WHO HOLDS A DOCTORATE IN NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE AND IS COMPLETING ANOTHER DOCTORATE OF DIVINITY AND IS THE FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF THE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION CARITAS TRADITIONALIS, AN INTERNATIONAL PROJECT WHOSE GOAL IS TO CREATE A SELF-SUSTAINABLE MEDICAL PRESENCE IN ECONOMICALLY DEPRESSED COMMUNITIES. HE ALSO MAINTAINS CONSULTATION ON INTEGRATED HEALTH IN TUCSON, ARIZONA AND DENMARK. . FOR THE PAST 30 YEARS HE HAS TAUGHT CLASSICAL MEDICAL DISCIPLINES IN EUROPE, NEPAL AND THE UNITED STATES AS WELL AS DIAGNOSTICS AND HOMEOPATHY IN NATUROPATHIC SCHOOLS IN DENMARK AND NORWAY.
IN ADDITION TO HIS DOCTORAL DEGREE HIS EDUCATION INCLUDED STUDYING AND PRACTICING WITH CLASSICAL MASTERS IN EUROPE, NEPAL, AND THE MIDDLE EAST. HE HOLDS CERTIFICATION IN REFLEXOLOGY, HOMEOPATHY, ACUPUNCTURE, BIOCHEMISTRY, IRIDOLOGY, AND KNEIPP THERAPY. HE IS ALSO QUALIFIED IN CHINESE, TIBETIAN, AYURVEDIC AND ISLAMIC MEDICINE.
HE LIVED IN DENMARK FROM 1969 TO 1991 AND HAS WORKED IN THE HEALTH FIELD SINCE 1974, DURING THAT TIME HE BECAME A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE DANISH SOCIETY FOR INTEGRATED MEDICINE AND WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN ESTABLISHING THE THREE MAJOR CLINICS FOR INTEGRATED MEDICINE IN DENMARK. HE IS ALSO A MEDICAL CONSULTANT FOR A DANISH CLINIC FOR DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE.
DAVID IS THE AUTHOR OF HEALTHY SOLUTIONS: A GUIDE TO SIMPLE HEALING AND HEALTHY WISDOM, FOR WHICH HE RECEIVED THE ARIZONA BOOK AWARD FOR BEST HEALTH/NUTRITION/WELLNESS BOOK. HE LECTURES WIDELY AND HAS BEEN FEATURED AT EVENTS AND CONFERENCES INCLUDING THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF PROBIOTIC MEDICINE, INSTITUTE OF NOETIC SCIENCES, AMERICAN ACADEMY OF BIOLOGICAL DENTISTRY, CANCER COTROL SOCIETY, JUNGIAN SOCIETY, AND THE U OF ARIZONA.

Are Running Shoes Causing Knee, Hip and Ankle Problems

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

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A new study published in the December issue of PM&R: The Journal of Injury, Function and Rehabilitation concluded that running shoes exert more stress on knee, hip and ankle joints than running barefoot or walking in high-heeled shoes.
Sixty-eight healthy young adults who run at least 15 miles a week in typical running shoes (37 women and 28 men) and who had no musculoskeletal injuries were included in the study. Each was given a pair of typical running shoes and observed running barefoot and with shoes on a treadmill. Data was collected at each runner’s comfortable running pace after a warm-up period.
The researchers observed increased joint torques at the hip, knee and ankle with running shoes. An average 54% increase in the hip internal rotation torque, a 36% increase in knee flexion torque, and a 38% increase in knee varus torque were measured when running in running shoes compared with barefoot. This is even higher than the earlier reports of knee joint torque reported for high heeled shoes. The researcher concluded that the goal of new footwear designs should be to reduce joint torque in footwear to that of barefoot running while providing meaningful footwear function.