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More Studies on Meditation as a Healing Therapy.

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Meditation as Healing Therapy

A recent issue of Science Digest reports that more studies are looking at meditation as an effective therapy for cognitive impairment, migraine headache, and pain. In their first study subjects were between age 55 and 90 with mild cognitive impairment (problem with memory or other faculties without yet having dementia) and found that those who practiced MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction consisting of meditation and yoga) for 8 weeks had significantly improved functional connectivity in their brain network that is active during introspective thought such as retrieving memories and less atrophy in the hippocampus (area of brain responsible for emotions. learning, and memory) when compared with controls who received conventional care.  Researchers concluded that the findings indicate meditation may positively affect the area of the brain most impacted by Alzheimer’s and thus may be capable of slowing the progress of the disease.

In their second study researchers found that adults with migraine headaches who practiced MBSR for eight weeks had shorter and less debilitating migraines than those in the control group receiving standard care. The subjects also tended to have less frequent and less severe attacks of migraine and reported having a greater sense of self-control over their migraines.

Another studied carried out by a colleague found that as little as three 20-minute training sessions in mindfulness meditation can reduce pain and everyday anxiety in healthy individuals with no previous meditation experience. Subjects rated the pain they felt while meditating  as 40 percent less intense and 57 percent less unpleasant than when they tested with their eyes closed only.  At the same time the brain imaging showed decreased neural activity in the area of the brain involved with feeling the location and intensity of pain and increased activity in regions of the brain associated with attention and the ability to regulate emotions.  In the anxiety research, subjects reported decreases in everyday anxiety by as much as 39 percent during meditation. At the same time scans of the brain showed increased activity in areas associated with regulating thinking, emotions and worrying. More research by the team on meditation and worry or migraine headaches are ongoing.

DR Joel Kahn (holistic cardiologist, vegan nutrition) , Dr Albert Mensah (biomolecular medicine) and Dr William Collinge (touch and cancer) Interviews Now on Holistic Health Show Website

Sunday, May 25th, 2014


CollingeKitteryYesterday Dr Joel Kahn (left), Dr Albert Mensah (center) and Dr William Collinge were interviewed on the Holistic Hcealth Show.

Dr Joel Kahn is a holistic cardiologist, a clinical professor of medicine at Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Director of Cardiac Wellness at Michigan Health Care Professionals PC and author of The Holistic Heart Book More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at:, and

Dr Albert Mensah is the President and co-founder of Mensah Medical , the world’s largest biomedical practice specializing in biochemical individuality and imbalances treating with nutrients and no drugs for conditions such as autism, depression, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer. More information was presented earlier on this site and can also be found at:

De William Collinge is an author, consultant, and researcher in integrative health and has written numerous books, book chapters, areticles and reports. His current research on touch, caring and cancer will be discussed and his most recent book is Partners in Healing, Simple Ways to Offer Support, Comfort, and Care to a Loved One Facing Illness. More information was presented earler on this site and can also be found at:

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Dr Hanne Hojsted (iridology), Dr Leslie Phillips (meditation) and Rev Marilyn Redmond (energy work) Interviewed on the Holistic Health Show.

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

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Guests yesterday were Dr Hanne Hojsted, Dr Leslie Phillips, and Rev Marilyn Redmond.

Dr Hojsted grew up in Denmark, is a naturopathic doctor and iridologist, has given multiple radio and television interviews and is author of The Miracle Journey of Love. More information was presented earlier on this site.

Dr Leslie Phillips is a speaker, workshop leader, meditation teacher. spiritual counselor, and author of The Midas Tree. More information was presented earlier on this site,

Rev Marilyn Redmond is an ordained minister,  speaker., writer and counselor who uses therapeutic hypnosis and flower essence. Videos, articles, and writing will be found on her website:

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Dr Hanne Hojsted (iridology), Dr Leslie Phillips (meditation), and Rev Marilyn Redmond (Energy in Healing) Next Guests.

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

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My guests on Saturday are Dr Hanne Hojsted (left) , Dr Leslie Phillips, and Rev Marilyn Redmond (right).It is a pleasure to have these extraordinary women as my guests.

Dr.Hanne Hojsted was born and raised in Denmark.  She studied Advanced Iridology under Dr. Bernard Jensen at the Iridology International College in Los Angeles, and has been practicing since 1989.  In 1999, she continued her education as a Naturopathic Doctor in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  For four years, she had her own live radio broadcast show on nutrition, and was a weekly television guest host for Danny Burden Talk Show. 

Hanna has given lectures to various groups and has been on various television and radio talk shows including :KGEB (television – Channel 53) – The Deborah Sweetin Show:  WCCO Radio (Minneapolis, MN) – The Pat Miles Show;  KCFO, KHJM – The Daily Radio Talk Shows; BlogTalk Radio – Angela Levesque – Hestia Health;  BlogTalk Radio – Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum, Holistic Healing & Integrative Medicine;  WorldTalkRadio – The Sharon Kleyne Hour; BlogTalkRadio – Bethany Perry – Holistic Health; WMEL AM1300, KVTA 1520, K-THO AM 590 / 96.1 FM, AM 1440, and K-Mine 980 AM – Late Night Health – Hosted by Mark Alyn,  VoiceAmerica  & WorldTalk Radio – Dr. Anne Deatley – “Energy Medicine & Optimal Health”; and  I Am Healthy Radio – Dr. James Joseph – “Medicine with Dr. J”.
Hanne is also the Author of the book “The Miracle Journey of Love”, and is currently working on her second book about Iridology.

Dr. Lesley Phillips is a speaker, author, workshop leader, meditation teacher, healer and clairvoyant reader. She is passionate about the benefits of meditation and has taught 1000’s of individuals and has spoken at 100’s events. Her book The Midas Tree is a spiritual adventure novel that contains the secret to life, and is enjoyed by adults and kids everywhere. Her Portico Card Deck is used by many to activate their intuitive abilities.

 Starting as a PhD scientist, Dr. Lesley searched for natural product medicines in areas of the planet that are rich in biodiversity. She then became a business negotiator in the biotechnology industry, responsible for brokering multi-million dollar deals. However, she was always interested in meditation and spirituality and she developed her abilities in parallel to her career.

 During her training in metaphysics and spirituality at the CDM Spiritual Teaching Center, she was mentored by renowned author and speaker Mary Ellen Flora. She graduated as an ordained minister from their Clairvoyant Training Program in 2003 and from the centers teaching program as a meditation and healing teacher in 2005. Her training at the CDM included a very wide range of advanced spiritual techniques and practices, including many psychic abilities, such as clairvoyance. , clairseience, claircognizance, relepathy, intuition, mediumship, manifestation and much more.

 Before coming to Canada in 1998 Dr. Lesley was also trained in meditation, healing and clairvoyance at the School of Insight and Intuition, Richmond UK. Prior to that she was a member of The Rainbow Bridge Dream Work Group where, she explored dream incubation, dream re-entry, astral travel, shamanic journeying and dream symbol interpretation and kept a dream diary since childhood.

Rev Marilyn Redmond loves to share her experience, strength and hope of overcoming her harsh conditions and illnesses.  At 74 years of age, she is not the same person she was younger. Through her international speaking, writing, seminars, consulting, and counseling , she shares overcoming a childhood of living in domestic violence with abuse and incest, a thirty-year domestic violent marriage of rape, in addition to healing 9 addictions, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and more.  Her groundbreaking techniques as Therapeutic Hypnosis along with flower essences, heals the root or origin of the problem releasing the symptoms and circumstances that are based in emotional issues.  As a retired teacher in public schools and colleges, Marilyn has three years in graduate work towards a doctorate degree.  She became an ordained minister to do spiritual counseling, regression healing, and past life therapy. 

 Marilyn offers tools and solutions to encourage happiness from transformation.  She was inducted into Who’s Who for Professionals and Executive for her innovation work and pioneering work in restoring traumatic lives, healing emotional causes of illness and releasing negative energy. Marilyn’s innovative information uses the universal laws and dynamics to address the root causes of disease, addiction, mental illness, Bipolar Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and living problems in life. 

 Marilyn is an award-winning international writer and international author, consultant, and columnist appearing at universities and schools, seminars, retreats, treatment centers, wellness centers, and conventions.  She  was host of a  radio show, “Marilyn’s Solutions”, and was interviewed  on radio and  television   Her forthcoming book is “Paradigm Busters, Revealing the Real You”.  Her videos, books, articles, writing, lectures, articles and artwork are on her web site at:  

Guests for Saturday include Dr Beth Gineris (Mindfulness in Relationships), Pamela Harper, R.N. (Visuaization in Practice)and Kevin Suttle (Smooth 8 for Body Alkalinity)

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

Beth_GinerisPamela HarperKeven Suttle CMO Smooth 8My guests for Saturday are Dr Beth Gineris (left), Pamela Harper, R.N., (center) and Kevin Suttle (right)

Dr. Beth Gineris holds three graduate degrees, in business, counseling, and Oriental medicine. She has spent twenty years as a psychotherapist, over fourteen years as a strategic management consultant, and eight years as an acupuncturist. Her vast and impressive education includes acupuncture, Oriental medicine, Jungian theory, Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Gestalt theory, Jeffrey Yuen, 5 element theory, energy re-balancing, and life coaching. She specializes in east-west mind/body/spirit integrated training to offer solutions-oriented life coaching, parenting skills, relationship development, and mindfulness techniques. This allows her to bring a unique blend of complementary methodologies and techniques into her practices with clients, and her writings. She is devoted to providing supportive, solution-focused teachings that allow people to live a more harmonious and happy life. She is the author of Turning NO to ON: The Art of Parenting with Mindfulness, and Turning Me to We: The Art of Partnering with Mindfulness.

Pamela Harper, R.N.,  is best known for her ability to combine BODY, MIND & SPIRIT to facilitate healing by treating the whole being no matter what else is happening. Renowned speaker on the subjects of “Health, Wealth and Life Purpose”.  She is a number one best- selling author, media personality, psychiatric registered nurse, success coach, counselor and hypnotherapist.  Many of her admirers attribute their personal accomplishments to her ability to get the source of the problem and offer immediate solutions.“Right Here, Right Now” using a combination of ancient wisdom,

Pamela has a private practice in Irvine, CA and treats individuals who are looking to create more immediate results.

Keven Suttle has always been very interested in maintaining good health, and strongly believes in the old saying “preventative care is the best care”. He wanted to develop a product that was easy to use and would help people cleanse their bodies of excess acidity, harmful toxins, help them manage their weight and hopefully inspire them to start living healthier lives. He partnered with a chemist from MIT, and after much trial and error, they developed the Smooth 8 product, which is clinically proven to kill harmful bacteria, yeast and other pathogens. Their water also has a pH balance of 9.9 which neutralizes acidity at its source and helps relieve the symptoms of acid reflux, heartburn and other ailments caused by acid buildup according to Suttle. . 

 Most people have no idea how acidic and harmful the water and other beverages they consume are. Tap water is full of chemicals like chlorine and ammonia as well as bacteria and other pathogens. Acidic diets have been link to obesity, cancer, and diabetes. He says with Smooth 8 we now have a means to address many of the aliments that are caused stress, modern living and poor diets. All without chemicals, additives or preservatives.

Longest Lung Cancer Survivor Used Vitamin B17 (laetrile) and Other Natural Interventions

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013


Below you will find the video presentation  from the 41st annual convention of the Cancer Control Society a couple weeks ago in which I discuss the natural interventions used when diagnosed with lung cancer 39 years ago. These included such interventions as laetrile, pancreatic enzymes, therapeutic doses of vitamin and minerals, herbs, a vegan type diet, prayer, meditation, affirmations, visualization, serving others, and other holistic interventions. I also discussed the ways I have remain cancer free and healthy over the past 37 years since recovery from cancer, and the value of a holistic approach.


Listen to Interview with Oliver Hauck, German Film Maker, on Healing the Universe.

Sunday, September 1st, 2013


Oliver Hauck, a firm maker from German, is the producer of The Blue Jewel, a film about healing the Universe. He has been in film making since the mid 80’s and has many credits and awards. See previous listing. Enjoy the interview below.



Dr Karen Sherman, Psychologist, and Damian Vaughn, Former NFL Player and Peak Performance Authority, Discuss Psychological and Mental Activities

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Dr Karen Sherman (left) and Damian Vaughn will be guests on the Holistic Health Show on Saturday.

Dr. Karen Sherman, a licensed psychologist in New York, has been in private practice 25 years. Her focus is on relationships/marriage and helping people achieve their greatest potential.

Karen is the author of Mindfulness and The Art of Choice: Transform Your Life which enables people to let go of conditioned responses and empower them to make their own choices; the co-author of Marriage Magic! Find It, Keep It, and Make It Last; and a contributor to Your Mental Health Questions AnsweredThe Complete Marriage CounselorPower of PersistenceRecovering the Self, Vol. 2, #3,” and 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life, Vol. 2.

She writes for, and and is a relationship expert on  Karen also conducts workshops, teleseminars and speaking engagements. She’s a frequent guest on national radio and her expert opinion has appeared in numerous publications. Additionally, she was a former relationships expert on the Bo Griffin Morning Show, and a marriage expert on

Her memberships include American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, and Nassau County Psychological Association. She’s certified as a Nationally Board Certified Counselor and a National Family Life Educator and belongs to The National Registry for Marriage Friendly Therapists.

She serves in the undergraduate Psychology Dept. at CW Post University.

Her web site,, offers free newsletters and programs.

She and her husband have enjoyed over 35 years of marriage and have two daughters, a son-in-law, and 2 grandchildren.

Damian Vaughn is a widely recognized expert in the fields of peak performance, psychological wellbeing, and personal development. Combining his background as a former NFL athlete with extensive research on the mental aspects of performance, Damian’s work has helped countless individuals increase their intellectual sharpness, eliminate stress, and improve their career performance. Featured on the web, in print, and on the air, his media placements include The New York Times, Boston Globe, CIO Insight, ESPN,,, and The Holistic Success Show.

As a former NFL player for the Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Vaughn has honed his passion for athletics, business, and life in general through the study of the human psyche over the last fifteen years. At an early age, he began to experience what he calls “bliss consciousness” and the feeling of being in the zone. His quest for expanded awareness became an essential part of his journey when he discovered his undeniable passion for sports.

A walk-on to the Miami University of Ohio football team and the first person to be drafted into the NFL in ten years from his alma mater, during his career in the NFL Vaughn endured extreme psychological and physical challenges, which he was able to transcend. He became fascinated with the experience of being in the zone, and recorded details of each zone experience. By coupling his personal notes with Western psychology and Eastern contemplative literature, he began to develop a deeper understanding of this state.

Despite the debilitating injury that ended his career in the NFL, nothing could stand between Vaughn and success. After leaving his football career, Vaughn cofounded a countertop manufacturing company that quickly grew to a multimillion-dollar business. Next he founded Terra Mar Stone, an importer, wholesaler, and distributor of rare and exotic stone for commercial applications. Raising millions of dollars in private equity financing for his company, he soon achieved seven-figure numbers in gross revenues.

In addition to extensive training in interpersonal neurobiology from the Mindsight Institute at UCLA, Vaughn attended the Center of Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona and also studied at the Chopra Center under the tutelage of Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Simon for over four years, becoming a Certified Teacher of Primordial Sound Meditation.

Vaughn has further been admitted into the prestigious PhD program in Positive Developmental Psychology, Neuroscience, and Flow Theory at Claremont Graduate University, where he will be mentored by Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (architect of Flow Theory and Father of Positive Psychology) beginning in the fall of 2011. He will continue and extend his research in Flow Theory and publish work in both academic and popular press.

The creation of the Vaughn Center is the realization of Vaughn dream and a sign of his commitment to the development of the athlete’s mind and body. Offering workshops and presentations, his coaching is meant to guide individuals toward realizing their deepest and fullest potential.

Possessing dual citizenship in Brazil and the United States, Vaughn is multilingual. Consequently he organized and implemented the first-ever international promotional event for the NFL, coinciding with ESPN’s Latin X Games in Brazil.

Three Holistic Practitioners Discuss Babies to Altzheimers of the Elderly

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

My guests on the Holistic Health Show yesterday were Dr Rallie McAllister (left), Dr Paul Bendheim (center) and Dr Tom Potisk (right).

Dr McAllister is a board certified family physician;  co-founder of Momosa Publishing, LLC; coauthor of two books;  has appeared on multiple radio and tv programs;  authored articles in national magazines;  and hosted her own radio program. More information was presented earlier on this site or can be found at:

Dr Paul Bendheim is a board certified neurologist, founder and CEO & Chief medical and Scientific Officer of  Brainsavers; an authority on Alzheimers, and author of The Brain Training Revolution: A Proven Workout for Healthy Brain Aging. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at:

Dr Tom Potisk is a chiropractor and holistic family doctor of 25 years who authored Whole Health Healing: The Budget Friendly Natural Wellness Bible for All Ages. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at:

Interviews with Bill Gottlieb, Andrea Beaman, and Ellie Peterson on Nutrition, Weight Loss and Meditation Now Available for Listening.

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Bill Gottlieb, Andrea Beaman and Ellie Peterson were interviewed by Dr Carl O Helvie on the Holistic Health Show yesterday.

Bill Gottlieb worked for Rodale, Inc for 20 years in a variety of positions, has written 10 health books that have sold over 2 million copies, written hundreds of articles, and had extensive media experience.  More information was presented earlier on this blog or can be found at:

Andrea Beaman is a natural food chef, author and television host who has been a contestant on Bravo’s hit reality show, Top Chef, is a regular featured food and health expert on CBS news,  has been on several of the major  shows such as Barbara Walters, the View, and Whole Living with Martha Stewart radio, and written for many magazines such as Women’s Health Magazine, Whole Living, Forbes Traveler and others. More information was presented earlier on this blog and can be found at

Ellie Peterson is creator of an innovative technique that combines affirmations with meditation and yoga, and is author of Meditative Yoga ebook and Power of Positive Aerobics DVD. More information is available at:

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