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Two Diabetic Health Experts to Appear on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

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On Saturday, Dr Carl O Helvie, Host, Holistic Health Show, will interview Dr Jane Jeffrie Seley (left) and Dr Julie T. Chen.

Dr. Jane Jeffrie Seley, DNP, MPH, BC-ADM, CDE is a Diabetes Nurse Practitioner and Certified Diabetes Educator on the Diabetes Team at NewYork-Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. Currently, Jane serves on the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Postgraduate Course Planning Committee and is the liaison for the Professional Section Council on Education. She is a member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Professional Practice Committee and immediate past chair of the Inpatient Diabetes Specialty Practice Group.
Jane received The New York Times Tribute to Nurses award for Innovation in December, 2010.
Dr. Seley is contributing editor and column coordinator of the Diabetes Under Control column in the American Journal of Nursing. She holds a Bachelors degree in Nursing (BSN) and a Masters degree in public health (MPH) from New York University, a Masters degree in gerontological nursing (MSN) from Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from SUNY Stony Brook School of Nursing. She is an active speaker and author whose commitment to professional diabetes education is second only to her dedication to delivering the best clinical care to people living with diabetes and their families. More information is available at http://jjseley1.mydiabeteseducator.org/

Dr. Julie T. Chen, M.D. an integrative medicine physician who is board-certified in internal medicine and is also fellowship-trained and board-certified in integrative medicine. She has her own medical practice in San Jose, CA, is the medical director of corporation wellness at several Silicon Valley-based corporations, is on several medical expert panels of websites as well as non-profit organizations, is a recurring monthly columnist for several national magazines, and has been featured in radio, TV, newspaper, and magazine interviews. She incorporates many types of healing modalities into her practice including, but is not limited to, medical acupuncture, Chinese scalp acupuncture, clinical hypnotherapy, strain-counterstrain osteopathic manipulations, and biofeedback. To learn more about Dr. Julie, you can check out her website at http://www.makinghealthyez.com.

Dr Francisco Contreras and Deborah Wofford to be Interviewed on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

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My first guest is Dr Francisco Contreras, whose father, the late Dr. Ernesto Contreras, Sr. opened the Oasis of Hope Hospital in 1963 and initiated what would become a healing tradition known as the Total Cancer Care Approach. Dr. Contreras is recognized in multiple publications as a pioneer in body, mind, and spirit medicine. At the foundation of his philosophy were two principles inspired by Hippocrates, the father of medicine, and Jesus Christ, The Great Physician: 1) First, do no harm; 2) Love your patient as you love yourself.

Because of his philosophy, Dr. Contreras taught his medical staff to never prescribe treatments that would destroy the quality of life of the patient. He also insisted that Oasis of Hope physicians offer therapies that they would be willing to take if in the same circumstances. His emphasis on the doctor-patient relationship, along with his integration of natural and conventional therapies with emotional and spiritual counseling, were the principle reasons why more than 100,000 patients from 55 nations have come to Oasis of Hope for treatment over the last 45 years. The Oasis of Hope continues under this same philosophy today under the direction of Dr Ernesto Contreras’ son, Dr Francisco Contreras.

Francisco Contreras, MD – Graduated with honors from the prestigious School of Medicine of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He continued his studies at the University of Vienna, Austria, where he specialized in Surgical Oncology and graduated with honors once more. Dr. Contreras is a cancer specialist recognized as an expert at combining conventional and alternative therapies with emotional and spiritual support. Through his practice, books, interviews and conferences, he shares easy and practical ways to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and chronic illnesses.

As the Board Director and Chairman of the Oasis of Hope Health Group, Dr. Contreras oversees the treatment of 400 cancer patients annually. He received personal instruction from his father, alternative medicine pioneer Dr. Ernesto Contreras, Sr. and has dedicated his career to treating his patients effectively and caringly.

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Dr Pieter De Wet Interviewed on Integrative Medicine on Holistic Health Show

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

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On Saturday, Dr Carl O Helvie, Host, Holistic Health Show interviewed Dr Pieter De Wet on Integrative Medicine. He is the Owner and Medical Director of Quantum Healing Institute in Tyler, Texas and author of Heal Thyself: Transform Your Life, Transform Your Health and host of the Quantum Healing Hour on XM 170 radio. More information can be found on an earlier blog on this site or at www.pieterdewet.com

Dr Pieter De Wet, M.D., M.D.(H), FAAFP to be Guest on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

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On Saturday, Dr Carl O Helvie, Host, Holistic Health Show will interview Dr.Pieter J. DeWet, M.D., M.D.(H), FAAFP, ABIHM, an Integrative Holistic Health Physician who is both a medical doctor and homeopathic doctor.
Dr. DeWet has been in private practice, practicing wellness medicine since 1997. He is the owner and medical director of Quantum Healing Institute in Tyler, TX and a Weekly Co-Host of Healthy, Wealthy & Wise radio with Frank Jordan on XM 170. He and his wife, Cindi, also host their own XM radio program called The Quantum Healing Hour every Monday through Friday at 4 to 5 p.m. CST. Dr. DeWet has been a family physician since 1991 when he obtained his Board Certification in Family Medicine through the American Board of Family Medicine. He has been a Diplomat of the American Board of Holistic and Integrative Medicine (not recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties) since the year 2000. Dr. DeWet has years of clinical and practical experience in the prevention and treatment of disease and is committed to understanding the underlying issues, conditions and concerns that hinder total health and wellness.

His new book, Heal Thyself- Transform Your Life, Transform Your Health was officially released on June 29th, 2010 and is available for purchase through Barnes & Nobles, Amazon.com and his website. This publication will help the reader understand the often hidden causes of sickness and disease and provide the valuable information needed to chart a course to improved health and healing. It clearly details the broken state of our current health care system and covers in detail the most critical steps necessary in order to regain our health More information is available at: http://pieterdewet.com

Dr Bernie Siegel and Leslie Davenport on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

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Dr Bernie Siegel opened the series on Inspirational Stories of Individuals who used Faith in Healing. The second lead for the series, Dr Harold Koenig, will be interviewed on the next show in this series.

Dr Siegel is internationally know for his work on patient empowerment, Exceptional Cancer Patients and other mind-body medicine concepts. He had written numerous books and given lectures around the world. More information was presented earlier on this blog and can also be found at www.berniesiegelmd.com

The second guest on this show, Leslie Davenport, is a psychotherapist and founding member of the Institute for Health & Healing in California. Her book Healing and Transformation Through Self Guided Imagery has been reviewed in Family Circle and other magazines. More information is available on an earlier blog here and also on www.lesliedavenport.com

Enjoy the interview below.

Three Doctors Discuss Natural Ways to Deal with Seasonal Allergies

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

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Guests of Dr Carl O Helvie, Host, the Holistic Health Show on Saturday will be Dr Murray Grossan, Dr Stephen Morrissey, and Dr Bianca Garilli.

Dr Grossan, is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery and is currently at Cedars-Sinai Medical Towers in Los Angeles. He completed Medical School at the University of Georgia in 1949 and completed his Residency in the early 1950’s at NYU-Bellevue (At that time, I was a Staff and later Head Nurse at Bellevue although we did not know each other at the time). He has held various positions in his field of practice including Medical Examiner, and medical staff at different hospitals, and served as consultant to the Los Angeles District Attorney, U.S. Department of Labor, Freemont Insurance, Los Angeles City and others, and was awarded a Certificate of Merit for the Scientific Exhibit “Nasal Mucocilliary Flow” by the American Medical Association. Dr Grossan is author of numerous articles in professional journals in the areas of nasal function, throat scuba diving, tinnitus, headache, and temperomandibular joint disease and has published an ebook and most recently a book titled Free Yourself from Sinus and Allergy Problems Permanently
He is also the inventor of the Grossan Hydropulse System
that effectively cleanses and cleans your sinuses without drugs. More information is available at www.ent-consult.com

My second guest, Dr Steven Morrissey has a doctorate in Oriental Medicine and more than 25 years of clinical experience with herbal medicines, homeopathy, and nutrition. He has made over 30 trips to China where he established two joint venture companies to undertake research on safety, efficacy and the quality of botanical medicines and GMP botanical manufacturing. Additionally, he has established comprehensive supply chain management practices for medicinal plants, undertaking numerous research collaborations with Universities and Institutes, and has developed more than 40 professional and consumer health products, including Plantiva (R) brands Aller Dx, Immune Dx, and Vira Dx for Allergy and Immune Response and Recovery.
DR Morrissey has taught TCM pathology and was the Chair of Oriental Medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle in the early 1990’s. He served on the board of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and was Chair of AHPA’s Botanical Extract Committee while it developed its white paper on the Standardization of Botanicals. More information is available at www.plantiva.com

My third guest is Dr Bianca Garilli, a naturopathic physician practicing in Orange County, California at the University of California, Irvine (Susan Samuell Center for Integrative Medicine) and in Mission Viejo. She specializes in adults with chronic conditions and children with autism and ADHD/ADD. She received her Naturopathic Medical Degree at Bastyr University and prior to that time was a United States Marine serving 5 years in the Intelligence Field as an Arabic and Spanish linguist. She then received a baccalaureate degree in biology before attend Bastyr University.
Dr Garilli is the founder of the Allergy Elimination diet eclinic
(www.allergyeliminationdiet.com) as well as the author of the Allergy Elimination Diet ebook. She is also the creator of the 6 Week Wellness and Weight Loss Course that is run several times a year (www.ocnmp.com) and co-creator of the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine’s Live Longer, Live Better program.

Dr Allan Stillerman, Dr Terrawong Kasiolarn, and Mr Daniel Chapman Discuss Natural Solutions for Seasonal Allergies

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

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Dr Carl O Helvie, Host, Holistic Health Show interviewed three guests who talked about natural solutions to seasonal allergies on his show yesterday.

Dr Allan Stillerman joined the Allergy and Asthma specialists, P.A. in 1998 and lectures regionally and nationally in the fields of asthma, food allergy, anaphylaxis and allergic Rhino-conjunctivitis. More information was presented earlier on this blog and can be found at Http://www.allergy-asthma-docs.com
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Dr Terrawong Kasiolarnis a certified naturopathic physician with certification in acupuncture and is on the staff of the NOVA Medical and Urgent Care Center. More information was presented earlier on this blog and can be found at www.novamedgroup.com

Mr Daniel Chapman is founder and CEO of Redd Remedies with origins dating back to 1961. They recently received the Best of Expo 2010 Gold Award in the vitamin/supplements category at the National Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim, California. More information was presented earlier and can be found at www.reddremedies.com

The interview follows.

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: www.lifestyleinmotion.com and www.dobrikiprov.com

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://integrativehealthcare.com/drlovick.htm

The interview follows:

Dr. Mark Brown, Dr. Phillip A Cheras, and Dr. Eugene Lipov to be Interviewed on the Holistic Health Show on Saturday

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

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On Saturday, Dr Carl O Helvie will interview Dr Mark Brown (top left), Dr Phillip Cheras (top right), and Dr Eugene Lipov (lower left).

Dr Brown, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He has over 40 years experience caring for patients with back and neck pain and his PhD thesis and all of his research devoted to the cause, prevention, and cure of spinal disorders. He is a founding member of the International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine and is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, American Orthopaedic Association, Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, the Cervical Spine Research Society, Medical Advisory Board of PinnacleCare, and the North America Spine Society. He serves as a Consultant Reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery , is on the Board of Associate Editors of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, is on the Associate Editorial Board of Spine, and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques.
He is the author of Conquer Back and Neck Pain: Walk it Off that was a finalist in the National Best Book Awards in the health, exercise and fitness category and also received the 2008 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award for first place in the “consumer health” category.

Dr Phillip Cheras received his PhD from the University of Queensland in Australia in 1993 and has been an Adjunct Associate Professor with NatMed Research at Southern Cross University in Australia since 2007. He has received international attention for his doctoral research which lead him to propose a new paradigm for the causation of osteoarthritis. He has published his “Vascular Concept of Osteoarthritis Causation” and presented it at numerous international conferences and symposia. In 2001 he was a core member of the team that established the Australian Centre for Complementary Medical Education and Research (ACCMER), a joint venture of the University of Queensland and Southern Cross University, and became the foundation Deputy Director.
Dr Cheras has been the Principal or Co-investigator of clinical trials in complementary medicine valued in excess of $5 million. He has fostered links between the complementary medicine industry, academia, government, and entrepreneurial investors.

Dr Cheras reviews for a wide range of journals and organizations including the Cancer Council of Australia. In 2007, he was appointed as Interim Executive Officer for the newly created national Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) with the University of Western Sydney. He is a consultant to the Complementary and Alternative Industry and has co-authored both national and international reviews.

Dr Eugene Lipov, M.D. is board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management. He graduated from Northwestern Medical School in 1984 and attended Rush St Luke’s Medical Center to pursue advanced training in Anesthesiology and Pain Management. He has been on the academic faculty at Rush St Luke’s for more than 5 years.

Dr Lipov is currently the Director of Research, Northwest Community Hospital, and Medical Director, Advanced Pain Center. He has conducted numerous media interviews about his innovative treatment of hot flashes and pain management. He was an instructor for ISIS (International Spine Injection Society) and is a member of ISIS and NASS (North America Spine Society).

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.