Archive for the ‘health’ Category

Code of Forgiveness/Spirituality discussed by Dr Ivan Figueroa-Otero

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

My guest this week is Iván Figueroa Otero M.D. FACS, FAAMA/  After graduating from the School of Medicine of the University of PR in 1970, Dr. Figueroa Otero trains as General Surgeon at the University Hospital of the UPR School of Medicine, integrating a one-year fellowship in the study of cancer, and one year in experimental research. Post-graduate studies in Pediatric Surgery, then follow at Miami Children’s Hospital and the San Juan Municipal Hospital.
Looking for non-surgical or less invasive options for pediatric conditions, Dr. Figueroa Otero explores Eastern philosophies that emphasize a holistic concept of disease. He was one of the first physicians to become certified in medical acupuncture in Puerto Rico, training in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture with professors from the University of Seville. Eventually he was certified in medical acupuncture nationally.
In 2009, he became certified in anti- aging medicine and in December of that year he retired from the practice of pediatric surgery, focusing instead on a holistic medical practice and emphasizing disease prevention and modification of life styles. In 2011 he was invited to become a Trustee of the American Board of Medical Acupuncture, which is the national body organization responsible for certifying physicians in the field of acupuncture through national exams. In that same year he was recognized by Natural Awakenings magazine as Holistic Physician of the Year.
Dr. Figueroa Otero is currently engaged in his private practice and continues in his role as an educator, trying to achieve full integration of traditional Chinese acupuncture courses in the curriculum of medical schools, promoting that physicians to be certified both locally and nationally, and to establish clinical research protocols on the use of acupuncture in known conditions compared to the methodology established by modern medicine. Another immediate priority is to incorporate meditation techniques and their role in preventive and therapeutic medicine. He has authored multiple books including Spirituality 103: The forgiveness Code.

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Jeffrey Smith Talks About GMO’s

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

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Jeffrey Smith is an international bestselling author, award winning filmmaker, Executive Director of the Institute of Responsible Technology, and the leading spokesperson  on the health dangers of GMO’s.

The most recognized consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices, Jeffrey Smith’s meticulous research documents how biotech companies continue to mislead legislators and safety officials to put the health of society at risk and the environment in peril. His work expertly summarizes why the safety assessments conducted by the FDA and regulators worldwide teeter on a foundation of outdated science and false assumptions, and why genetically engineered foods must urgently become our nation’s top food safety priority.

In 2012 Smith’s feature-length documentary Genetic Roulette, The Gamble of Our Lives was awarded Movie of the Year (Solari Report) and Transformational Film of the Year (AwareGuide). Described as a “life-changer” and seen by millions worldwide, the film links genetically engineered food to toxic and allergic reactions, infertility, digestive disorders, and numerous problems that have been on the rise in the US population since genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were introduced.

His books include: Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating, the world’s bestseller on GMOs, and Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods, the authoritative work on GMO health dangers.

A dynamic keynote speaker, Mr. Smith has lectured in more than 40 countries, counseled leaders from every continent, and has been quoted by thousands of news outlets including: The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC World Service, The Times (London), the Associated Press, Reuters News Service, the LA Times, Time Magazine and the New Scientist. He appears frequently on radio and television on shows such as the Dr. Oz Show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Doctors, CBS News, Fox News, CNBC, NPR and Democracy Now.

Mr. Smith is the founding executive director of The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), the most comprehensive source of GMO health risk information for consumers, policy makers, and healthcare professionals. IRT’s educational programs are driving the tipping point of consumer rejection against GMOs, which is already starting to push genetically engineered ingredients out of the market in the US.

Mr. Smith resides in California and Iowa— surrounded by genetically modified soybeans and corn.

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Dr Michael Finkelstein on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

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Michael Finkelstein, MD, FACP, ABIHM, aka The Slow Medicine Doctor®, is the author of Slow Medicine: Hope and Healing for Chronic Illness, endorsed by Andrew Weil, MD and Mehmet Oz, MD. Dr. Finkelstein is the founder and medical director of SunRaven: The Home of Slow Medicine; he is an adjunct professor at SUNY Binghamton; he has been featured in top media outlets including The New York Times, CNN, and Real Simple; he has presented at leading venues including GE Corporation, Stanford University, and Omega Institute; and he blogs on the topic of Slow Medicine for The Huffington Post.

Dr. Finkelstein was trained at premier institutes for both conventional and integrative medicine – including The University of Pennsylvania, where he received both his Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Medical Degree (MD) and where he was awarded the honors of Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, and Dean’s List; and The University of Arizona College of Medicine, where Dr. Finkelstein completed an Associate Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, studying directly with integrative medicine pioneer Andrew Weil, MD

Certified in both Internal Medicine and Integrative-Holistic Medicine, Dr. Finkelstein is the recipient of numerous distinctions, including Fellow of the American College of Physicians; The John O. Vieta, M.D. Award for Academic Excellence and Personal Achievement; and “Attending of the Year, “an honor he received two years in a row. Over the past three decades, Dr. Finkelstein has distinguished himself not only as a doctor in private practice but also as the Medical Director of several major hospitals and health institutes, including two Integrative Medicine hospital departments/programs that he founded. Drawing from this diverse medical expertise, Dr. Finkelstein offers both a micro and macro point of view on today’s healthcare needs and challenges, and he provides a tried-and-true solution for healing individual
patients and the medical system as a whole: Slow Medicine.

 

 

Are Antioxidants useful for Improving the Immune System of the Elderly?

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

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Antioxidants and Immunity: A new study published in the journal Cell Reports concluded aging cripples the production of new immune cells and decreasing the immune systems response to vaccines and putting the elderly at risk of infections. They also stated that antioxidants in the diet slow this damaging effect.

Researchers focused on the thymus that produces T lymphocytes that are critical immune cells that must  be continuously replenished in order for the body to respond to infections. Unfortunately this organ begins to atrophies rapidly in early adulthood  and looses its function. In order to understand the process of how antioxidants slows the process of thymus atrophy and T lymphocyte production they analyzed the activities of genes in two major thymus cell types–stomal cells and lymphoid cells—in mouse tissue and found that stomal cells were specifically deficient in an antioxidant enzyme called catalase, which results in elevated levels of the reactive oxygen by-product of metabolism and, subsequently accelerates metabolic damage.

To confirm  the central role of catalase, researchers increased the levels of this enzyme in genetically altered animal models, resulting in the preservation  of the size of the thymus for much longer. In addition, animals that were given two common dietary antioxidants including vitamin C were also protected from the effects of agin on the thymus. These results take together support the free radical theory of aging that proposes that reactive oxygen species such as hydrogen-peroxide, that is produced during normal metabolism, causes cellular damage that contributed to aging and age-related diseases.

Is a Hi-Fat High-Fructose Diet Worse for the Body than a High Fat Diet Alone?

Friday, July 4th, 2014

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A new study published in Experimental Physiology concluded that a high-fructose, high fat diet can cause harmful effects to the livers of adult rats. Thus, the short term consumption of a Western diet that is rich in saturated fats and fructose, is more damaging to healthy livers that eating a high fat diet alone.  In the study using an  adult rat model resembling adult sedentary humans, ,rats were fed over a two week period  either a low-fat diet, a high fat diet or a diet rich in fat and fructose. The later diet is similar in composition to the diet consumed by the lkarge majority of the Western population. After the two week period, researchers evaluated liver function and found that the presence of fructose in the high-fat diet exacerbated the impairment of this important organ by increasing the build-up of fat in the liver, and decreasing liver insulin sensitivity. Researchers concluded “Much more research should be undertaken in the future, especially regarding the impact of the high-fat high-fructose diet on other metabolically important organs, in order to establish the real impact of this unhealthy dietary habit on health and well-being. “

Dr Edward Close (Natures Mold Rx) to Be Guest of Holistic Health Show.

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

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Dr Edward Close is a PhD Environmental Engineer with 40 + years experience, a Distinguished Fellow, and Senior Research Fellow with two International organizations, He is one of the nation’s foremost experts on environmental engineering and hazard mitigation and a favorite guest on many radio shows including Coast to Coast. He and his wife, Jacqui,  are recognized pioneers in the elimination and prevention of toxic mold, and have co-authored a book, Natures Mold Rx, and produced a video, Toxic Mold, A Breakthrough Discovery.

Pursuing an active research program in environmental remediation, Dr Close has made a series of breakthrough discoveries in using non-toxic compounds in mold research that have benefited millions. He is a charter member of the internationally known Integrated Health-Care Professionals Council. He has authored numerous technical papers and five books, including the groundbreaking “Transcendental Physics, Integrating the Search for Truth”. He also developed the mathematical “calculus of distinctions”, and described a brief (several pages), but never refuted first published proof for the famous Fermat’s Last Theorem 3. . He has also developed several new theorems of consciousness, and contributed important engineering applications.

 Memberships include: A Charter member of the USGS WRD Systems Analysis Group. A Charter member of an Integrated Health Professionals Council, Senior Research Fellow of the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry (ISPE), Distinguished Fellow of the Exceptional Creative Achievement Organization (ECAO), Degrees in Mathematics, Physics and Environmental Engineering, Registered Professional Engineer, Kappa Mu Epsilon, Honorary Mathematics Society, ECAO, and other high IQ organizations and several professional organizations.

 His Current positions include:Director of Research and Environmental Engineer at EJC Enterprises, LLC and Physical Sciences Consultant to the Pacific Neuropsychiatric  Institute, Seattle, WA.   Current Research includes”  Elimination of Toxic Mold and other harmful micro-organisms, The Mind –Body Connection, Transcendental Physics and related Mathematical Methods, Quantum Physics and Brain Dynamics,  and The Origins of Life and Consciousness.

More information is available at: http://www.BrainVoyage.com, http://www.ERCloseTPhysics.com and  http://www.NaturesMoldRX.com

Avoid or Reduce Wrinkles Using the Following Holistic Approach.

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Do you want to prevent and treat wrinkles naturally without surgery?  The following article will give you some hints on how to do this.  Enjoy.  It is from the latest issue of A distinctive Style Magazine.

http://www.adistinctivestyle.com/i/120202/58

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

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Peace Mother Geeta Sacred Song, a Mayan Peace Shaman and Enlightened Master, to be Guest on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

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My guest on Saturday is Peace Mother Geeta Sacred Song who is a Peace Shaman and ecstatic Enlightened Master. She is an embodiment of Divine Mother Love, Wisdom and miraculous healing.

The Holy Mother was trained in Mayan Soul Retrieval work by Don Jacinto Tzab, one of Mexico

Patricia Cori from Italy Interviewed on the Holistic Health Show Yesterday

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

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Dr Carl O Helvie, Host, Interviewed Patricia Cori on the Holistic Health Show on BBS Radio (www.bbsradio.com) yesterday. This was the second of the two special interviews for the holiday season. Among other accomplishments, Patricia is a renowned teacher, metaphysician, and spiritual guide to sacred sites on earth who has written 5 books, founded the Lightwork Travel Club, and Lightwork Association of Rome. Additional information about Patricia was presented earlier on this site or can be found at http://www.patriciacori.com

In the interview she discusses how she began her spiritual journey, the significance of the year 2012, what is going on in the world today, what we can do to facilitate our accomodation to changing earth conditions, the role of karma, deterioration of our health care system and other insights. The interview follows for your enjoyment and encouragement.