Archive for the ‘herbs’ Category

Latest Interviews on Natural Solutions for Diabetes Now Available For Listening

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Yesterday, Dr Carl O Helvie, Host, Holistic Health Show on BBS Radio interviewed Dr James Occhiogrosso and Dwayne McCulley.
Dr Occhiogrosso is a naturopathic physician, master herbalist and nutritional counselor who works with diabetic patients to help maintain blood sugar levels and is also the author of Your Prostate, Your Libido, Your Life More information was presented earlier on this site and can also be found at: Http://

Dwayne Mcculley is an engineer who used his engineering experience to wean himself off insulin and other drugs and is the author of Death to Diabetes. More information can be found at

Natural Solutions for Seasonal Allergies Discussed by Dr Dobri Kiprov and Dr Ann Lovick on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, July 25th, 2010


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Dr Carl O Helvie, host, interviewed Dr Dobri Kiprov and Dr Ann Lovick on the Holistic Health Show yesterday. Both talked about natural solutions for seasonal allergies.

Dr Kiprov a physician and pioneer in the field of immunology is chief of immunology at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. He is world renown for his work. More information is available on an earlier blog and at: and

Dr Lovick is a naturopathic physician who is on the staff of Integrative Health Care in Scottsdale, Arizona and has been a lifelong sufferer of allergies. More information is available on an earlier blog and also at: Http://

The interview follows:

Dr Francisco Contreras and Dr Arlene Donar discuss Natural Holistic Treatments for Cancer on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, April 4th, 2010


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Yesterday Dr Carl O. Helvie, Host of the Holistic Health Show, interviewed Dr Francisco Contreras and Dr Arlene Donar. Dr Contreras is the Medical Director, President, and CEO of the Oasis of Hope Hospital where they have treated over 100,000 cancer patients using a natural holistic approach. More information is available on an earlier post on this site and at:

Dr Arlene Donar, a Naturopathic Physician, is in private practice working with clients with chronic conditions and lecturing locally in the New York and Connecticut areas on prevention and treatment of diseases using biological medicine and clinical nutrition. More information is available on an earlier blog here and at

The interview follows. I hope it will be informative for you.

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:
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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:

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

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:

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.

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

Sunday, February 7th, 2010


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 ( 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

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.

New Herbal Medication for A/H1N1 flu (Swine Flu)

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

After 7 months of scientific and clinical studies the President of Bejing’s Chaoyang Hospital in Bejing during the last week announced a new herbal remedy called “Jin Hua Qing Gen Fang” as effective in treating A/H1N1 flu. He said it shortens the length of time patients have a fever and improves their respiratory system with no noted harmful side effects to patients. It was developed by a team of over 120 medical specialists at a cost of about 1.47 million U.S. dollars and was used in both scientific and clinical studies. Studies included experiments on more that 4,000 mice and clinical studies on 410 patients with A/H1N1 flu. It was picked from more than 100 classic anti-flu prescriptions based upon Chinese herbal medicine.

It is about 1/4th the cost of Tamiflu the current treatment of choice that was recommended by the World Health Organization. The goal is to make this available to all as an alternative to current drugs.

Dr Ellen Kamhi and Cindy Holt (both R.N.’s ) Interviewed on Arthritis

Sunday, November 15th, 2009


Interviews by Dr Carl O. Helvie with Dr Ellen Kamhi and Cindy Holt on the Holistic Health Show yesterday on BBS Radio ( follow.
Dr Kamhi, (above left) an expert in and author on arthritis is known as the “Natural Nurse”. She is very active professionally and her biography was published in a previous blog. She talks about causes of arthritis including stress, the natural ways to deal with arthritis including maintaining an alkaline body, the advantages of natural treatments over chemicals, and other aspects of arthritis.

Cindy Holt is a registered nurse, and massage therapist, and has completed the course work for a doctorate in naturopathic medicine. She has arthritis of the spine that she controls primarily with natural methods. She will talk about the symptoms she has, how she deals with them, and how she uses this knowledge with others to help them with their pain. Cindy’s biography was published on this blog earlier.

*Sorry for today’s delayed posting but the noreaster over the past few days put everything behind schedule.

Chinese Herb Proves Better for Rheumatoid Arthritis than Prescription Drug

Friday, October 16th, 2009

logo1267406_mdA study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on August 18, 2009 reported that a Chinese herb known as thunder god improved symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis better than a prescribed medication. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health, The University of Texas in Dallas and 9 rheumatology clinics around the USA randomly assigned 121 patients with six or more painful and swollen joints to either take 60 mgm of thunder god vine root extract three times a day for 6 months or 1 gram of sulfasalazine (Azulfidine) two times a day for 6 months. All study subjects were allowed to take prednisone and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s).

A standardized measure of joint involvement was assessed on each subject.

Side effects were experienced in both groups with stomach complaints and digestive symptoms being the most common ones reported. Almost half of all participants dropped out of the study before the end but more dropped out of the sulfasalazine group than the thunder god vine group.

Of the 62 patients who completed the study 65% saw improvement in joint pain, joint functioning, and inflammation in the thunder god group compared to 36% in the sulfasalazine group.

Although thunder god has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years it is known to have a wide range of side effects ranging from diarrhea, upset stomach, and skin rashes and men may experience infertility and women may stop having menstrual periods while on it.

There is ongoing debate about the value of using this herb until more is known about it’s efficacy, side effects and interactions with other medications and herbs.

Holistic Health Show Last Night Started Arthritis Series with Dr Nathan Wei, Arthritis Expert, and Two Arthritis Sufferers, Kelly Rouba and Kirsten Mahoney

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

My first guest last night on the Holistic Health Show hosted by Dr Carl O Helvie was Dr Nathan Wei, CEO of the Arthritis and Osteoporesis Center of Maryland who has helped more than 7,000 patients with arthritis. He is author of more than 60 peer-reviewed literatures, 500 published articles, has produced 12 videotaped presentations, presented over 120 lectures worldwide, and taught advanced courses in rheumatology. More information is available on an earlier blog or at:

My second guest, Kelly Rouba, is an author, writer, emergency management professional, and spokesperson for the Arthritis National Research Foundation who was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis at age 2. More information is available on an earlier blog here or at:

My last guest was Kirsten Mahoney who is a certified Life Balance Coach and founder of Insight Out Life Coaching who has arthritis and talks about her treatment. More information is available on an earlier blog or at:

This interview follows. You can also listen to it on itunes, podcast alley, or podcast pickle.

Dr Geronimo Rubio, Medical Director of the Rubio Cancer Center, to be Interviewed by Dr Carl O Helvie

Sunday, September 20th, 2009


Dr Geronimo Rubio, Medical Director of the Rubio Cancer Center in La Mesa, Mexico will be interviewed on the Holistic Health Show on Saturday, September 26 at 10 p.m. EST on Station 3 of the BBS Radio Show (
Dr Rubio received his M.D. training at the University of Autonomous de Baja, California Medical School in Mexico. During his studies at the University, he did research in the Departments of Physiology, Biochemistry, and Parasitology and discovered that flowers brought into the hospital rooms were infecting patients with bacteria strains of Pseudomonad Aure Ginosa.

He later carried out research in the fields of virus and fungal infections of the lungs and diarrhea complications of the Ensenada Indian Tribe.

For the past 25 years Dr Rubio has researched and developed a process of RNA transference in lymphocytes, polypeptide formula for cancer cells and developed the formula for the blocking factors in tumor cells. He is presently the Medical Director of the Rubio Cancer Center where his special Immune Vaccines are combined with Rife Technology and Herbal Medicine.

More information may be obtained at and you can email him at or call him at 866-519-9960.