Archive for the ‘natural products’ Category

Dr Edward Close (Natural Mold Treatment) was Guest On Saturday.

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

3319_1133167256370_3418531_nDr Edward Close, Phd, an environmental engineer, with 40 years experience is a distinguished fellow . and research fellow with two international organizations and is one of the nations foremost expert on environmental engineering and mold mitigation and a favorite guest on many radio shows including Coast to Coast. More information was presented earlier on this site or can be found at:  and

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

Sunday, March 9th, 2014


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:, and

Interview with Dr Michael A. Smith Now Available

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

CWP2013__smith_13Yesterday I interviewed Dr Michael A. Smith, Senior Health Scientist and Health and Wellness media Personality for Life Extension. In the interview he talks about the latest information on Disease Prevention and Treatment that you wont want to miss. His book on the Dietary Supplement Pyramid was published this month. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found  at:                   

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Interview with Bill Henderson (cancer coach) and Lea Ann Biafora (nurse cancer advocate) now Available for Listening.

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Bill_Photo_Compressedlea_ann_-_bio_picGuest on the Holistic Health Show on Saturday were Bill Henderson and Lea Ann Biafora. Bill is a best selling author of three books on natural healing of cancer and has coached over 3500 cancer patients. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at:

Lea Ann Biafora is a registered nurse with over 2 decades in the health care industry and has established Beacon Oncology Nurse Advocates. More information was presented earlier and can be found at:

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Interviews with Breast Cancer Survivors Carmelina Vargas (singer/songwriter) and Tamara St Johns (adjunct professor) Now Available.

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

My guests yesterday were Carmelina Vargas (left) and Tamara St John (right). Both are breast cancer survivors.

Carmelina is a singer/songwriter from Barahona, Dominican  Republic who lives in New York and has published singles and albums of her music. More information was presented earlier on this site.

Tamara has a masters in business and is an adjunct professor in southern California. More information was presented earlier on this site.

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Dr Mark Moyad and Dr Craig Koniver to Be Guest on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

My first guest Dr Mark Moyad MD, MPH, (left) occupies an endowed position created and funded entirely by the patients he has helped over the past 15+ years.  He is the Jenkins/Pokempner Director of Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center (Department of Urology).  Mark actually wrote and published his first medical research paper in college (College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio) at the age of 22 on the effects of a compound (Gossypol) found in cottonseed oil and its potential impact on male sexual health and fertility.  He received his Masters in Public Health (M.P.H.) degree from the University of South Florida (Tampa, Florida) with a focus on epidemiology & dietary supplement research and outcomes (for example, working on the L-tryptophan dietary supplement contamination investigation), and he received his medical education and degree from the Wayne State University School of Medicine (Detroit, MI) over a 10-year period while he was also working in the area of lifestyle and supplements at the University of Michigan Medical Center (Department of Urology).  He is the primary author of over 130 published medical journal articles and is the former editor-in-chief of the medical journal “Seminars in Preventive & Alternative Medicine” by Elsevier.  He is or has been an editor and reviewer for multiple diverse medical journals in Urology, Oncology and Alternative Medicine.  His most recent accepted appointment was on the editorial board for the medical journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Mark has also maintained a consulting practice in Complementary and Alternative Medicine for the last 15+ years, and has lectured on breast, prostate and a variety of other cancers in addition to cardiovascular disease and general health promotion internationally in almost every country and in all 50 states and at every single major academic institution.  He has and continues to consult for and appears regularly in major magazines and television shows devoted to health in the U.S  For example, he is currently being featured regularly (providing diverse health advice) on the Huffington Post, Fox News in Chicago, appeared on the Dr Oz show in the fall of 2011 as an expert on male and female health, and he was briefly featured in the March 2012 issue of Fitness magazine.  He will be featured as the expert in diet and dietary supplements in multiple publications and books in 2013.  He has been asked to provide advice and expert opinion for multiple diverse organizations from corporations, government regulatory agencies, pharmaceutical and nutrition based companies.  In fact, Abbott Labs currently uses his materials to teach health care professionals and the public about diet and dietary supplements.

Mark was the former course director or co-director for the annual AUA (American Urological Society), ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) and SUNA (Society of Urologic Nurses Association) class on Complementary and Alternative Medicine.  Currently, he is part of the faculty for annual men’s health course at the AUA meeting and conducted a 2-hour course on dietary supplements at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) annual meeting in March 2012 in New Orleans, LA.  Mark is the co-author or author of 9 books including his most recent “Dr. Moyad’s No Bogus Science Health Advice: A step-by-step guide to what works & what is worthless”, “Beyond Hormonal Therapy”-a guide for advanced prostate cancer patients, and his just released  “Dr. Moyad’s Guide to Male Sexual Health” (Amazon and Spry Publishing, June 2012).  Mark also recently agreed to and is completing the guidebook on “Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Urology” (2012-2013 release from Springer Medical Publishing, New York).

Mark created the Promoting Wellness campaign, which involves teaching materials (Promoting Wellness Book-3rd Edition, Promoting Wellness Newsletter, Handouts…) that focus on lifestyle changes and objective dietary supplement advice, which is now utilized by clinicians and patients, primarily working in the area of men’s and women’s health from Australia to Europe to South Africa.  Mark has probably educated the largest number of health care professionals on the topic of complementary and alternative medicine/dietary supplements in the world while also arguably writing and publishing the largest number of medical articles on integrative medicine and in 2009 he was named as one of the most influential doctors in the U.S. by USA Today. Currently, he reviews diet and dietary supplement articles for health care professionals every month so that they can become better educated in this area and receive medical credit.  His current research involves lifestyle changes and the use (or non use) of dietary supplements to promote women’s and men’s health, reduce cancer treatment side effects, advocacy, & cancer vaccine/immunotherapy testing.  For the past 15 years, Dr. Moyad has also volunteered weekly for national and local patient advocacy groups and low-income/free clinics in need of help.  Currently he volunteers for multiple national patient advocacy groups (PAACT, PCRI, US TOO…) to provide monthly education, help patients in need of more information, better access to the latest medical care, and other resources.  He is also the annual co-moderator of arguably the largest men’s health/prostate cancer patient conference in the world, which is held every year in Los Angeles, CA (PCRI conference).  He also helped for years after Hurricane Katrina and worked with the Lower Ninth Ward Health Clinic in New Orleans to provide anything and everything from books for children in the waiting room, medical supplies and regular fundraising for the clinic itself.  Currently, he is helping to improve medical services in Haiti and assisting with bringing kids to the U.S. in need of more serious medical treatment.  Dr. Moyad is also one of the creators and now the co-chair of the EAPPCa (Early Access Program for Prostate Cancer) committee, whose primary purpose is to negotiate and facilitate the delivery of ground breaking successful phase 3 medications to individuals with the most advanced forms of cancer while these medicines are in the 6-12 month window waiting for FDA approval.  For example, the drug MDV-3100 was just approved in May of 2012 to be available for Early Access and the company announced their work and partnership with Dr Moyad and his committee on a global press release, which represents one of the first times that a volunteer patient advocacy groups was able to help provide a pathway for free groundbreaking medications to get in the hands of some of the most desperate cancer patients.

In 2013 Dr Moyad will become part of the Promoting Wellness foundation whose primary purpose is to improve access and the health and well being of indigent patients around the world.  Dr Moyad also loves water sports, movies, sushi, and his family, but of course not in that specific order.

Dr Craig Koniver, M.D.,  my second guest, started his medical career at Johns Hopkins but later transferred to Brown University. He says “Brown is pretty much the polar opposite to Johns Hopkins.  It is just as strong an academic institution being an Ivy League school, but has a much more flexible and open approach to learning.  Where Johns Hopkins was cold and dark, Brown was bright and colorful.”

While at Brown he continued to pursue his desire to go to medical school and made sure he completed all of my pre-med requirements along with Archaeology training.  He applied to Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA, was accepted and went in the fall of 1996.

After graduating from medical school in 2000, he and his wife completed their  internships in Virginia and  then went to Arizona where they spent a couple of years working and having their first child who had colic.  She was uncomfortable and they were not happy with that so  they  went to her Pediatrician on several occasions, asking, “Hey, what can we do to help her. She’s clearly uncomfortable. She’s not feeling good, What can we do?” And the response was always the same: “Oh, she’ll get over it in a few months, she’ll be fine. “So they started looking  outside the realm of the conventional medical to find their own solutions to help their daughter.”

And their natural approach for helping their daughter transcended then upon their approach to helping their patients. Once they stated thinking along this line., “ It’s hard to think any other way, because once you start thinking outside the box, it’s hard to get back in that box. There are numerous and endless solutions and ideas and ways for people to feel better without having to rely on medicines and surgery. This was an eye opening experience for us as both parents and physicians.”

After time in Arizona they moved to Charleston, South Carolina where he finished his residency in Family Medicine and opened his own medical practice–.  “I had jumped ship from the conventional medical world and needed a place I could let my desire for natural health and healing expand.”

Knowing that western medicine was failing many people with its approach of label, diagnose and prescribe medicine or surgery, Dr Koniver opened his own practice- Primary Plus Organic Medicine with a new focus– a focus on helping patients achieve optimal health and well-being, naturally. He was  interested in helping patients figure out the root cause of their problems and  not  in covering up their symptoms.

Commonly, he sees patients who complain of multiple problems including fatigue, abdominal pain, constipation, hot flashes, weight gain, you name it. And for every patient his approach is the same, look at all of these symptoms,  these processes from every angle.” So instead of just running a few blood tests and throwing my hands up and saying, “I don’t know, maybe you need an anti-depressant,” I’d much rather look and say: “How is your nutrition? How are your hormones acting? How is your immune system behaving? How is your detoxification system functioning? How is your vitamin system operating? How is your autonomic nervous system? How is your brain chemistry affecting how you feel, affecting what is your reality of life? “

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:

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:

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:

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Bill Gottlieb, Leader in the Popular Health Field, and Andrea Beaman, Natural Food Chef, Author and Television Host Are Upcoming Guests.

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Guests of Dr Carl O Helvie, host, the Holistic Health Show on Saturday will be Bill Gottlieb, Andrea Beaman, and Ellie Peterson.

Bill Gottlieb has spent his lifetime learning about and writing about health—and helping millions of Americans achieve their health goals.  For 20 years (1976-1995), Bill worked at America’s leading health and wellness publisher, Rodale, Inc. He started as an associate editor of Prevention Magazine in 1976, and became a senior editor of Prevention in 1978 and assistant managing editor in 1980. In 1982, he was promoted to managing editor of Prevention Magazine Health Books, and in 1984 to executive editor. In 1986, he became editor-in-chief of Rodale Books, including Prevention Magazine Health Books. From 1986 to 1995, Bill was the editorial executive who helped lead Rodale Books from $100 million to $250 million in yearly sales, managing an editorial staff of 125 people, and supervising the publication of 75 books a year, including the mega-selling The Doctors Book of Home Remedies (16 million copies sold).

A longtime spiritual practitioner, Bill decided to leave Rodale in 1995 to become the volunteer publishing director of The Dawn Horse Press, the publication division of his spiritual community, Adidam.

In 1997, he returned to for-profit publishing. Since then, he has:

  • Written 10 health books that have sold more than 2 million copies, including the bestselling Alternative Cures.
  • Written hundreds of articles for many national publications, including Prevention, Reader’s Digest, Bottom Line Personal and Bottom Line Health, Self, Men’s Health and Natural Solutions.
  • Worked as an editorial and marketing consultant for many companies, including Time-Warner, Hearst and Boardroom Inc.
  • Formed the book packaging and editorial consulting company, Good For You Books, which packaged the award-winning Healing Spices (Sterling, 2011).
  • Trained as a Holistic Health Coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Bill also has extensive media experience. He was the spokesperson in a commercial for The Doctors Book of Home Remedies that was broadcast 50,000 times and generated sales of 2 million copies. He has appeared on national television and radio—including Good Morning America, CNN, NPR—and dozens of local TV and radio shows. He recently was the featured spokesperson in an infomercial for his book Speed Healing (Bottom Line Books), which was broadcast in cities nationwide. Bill lives in northern California.  More information is available at:

My second guest, Andrea Beaman is a Natural Foods Chef, author, and television host dedicated to alternative healing and green, sustainable living.  Andrea was a featured contestant on Bravo’s hit reality TV show, Top Chef (season 1).  She is a regularly featured food and health expert on CBS News, and has appeared on Barbara Walters, The View, Emeril Live and Whole Living on Martha Stewart Radio.  She is the host of the Award Nominated Fed UP! A cooking show that educates guests and viewers how to cook for, and cure, bodily ailments.  She maintains, her personal website that offers recipes, video blogs, food tips, holistic health coaching, books, DVD’s, and other health-related information.

Andrea teaches fun cooking classes and health seminars to a wide base of clients and students at The Institute For Integrative Nutrition, the Natural Gourmet Cooking School, The James Beard House, The Open Center, and other schools around the country, to over 2000 students annually.

Andrea is the author of The Whole Truth – How I Naturally Reclaimed My Health, and You Can Too! and The Eating and Recipe Guide – Better Food, Better Health, and Health is Wealth – Make a Delicious Investment in You!

She is featured in the Top Chef Cookbook, Escape From Corporate America, Integrative Nutrition Case Histories and Louise Hay’s Modern-Day Miracles.  She has contributed articles to Women’s Health Magazine, Whole Living, Forbes Traveler, Dish Du Jour, Physician Assistant Magazine, Quick & Simple, Delicious Magazine, Nick Jr. Magazine, Delicious Living, and others. More information is available at:

Hypnosis, Herbs, and Diabetes Interventions

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Dr Stefan Ripich (left), Dr Joe Ahrens (center) and Devin Hastings were interviewed yesterday by Dr Carl O Helvie, Host, Holistic Health Show. Dr Ripich is a naturopathic physician and certified nurse practitioner who is in private practice in New Mexico and is author of the 30 Day Diabetes Cure. More information is available at:

Dr Joe Ahrens is CEO of ATM Metabolics, LLC, and has authored The Grapefruit Solution more information is available at:

Devin Hastings is President of Minnesota Institute of Advanced Communications Skills and Owner, of MindBodyHypnosis. He is author of several books including 21st Century Medicine: New Answers for Those Who Suffer in Silence; Control Your Diabetes With Hypnosis: Anxiety, OCD and Hypnosis: New Answers for Those who Suffer in Silence: and Become a Certified Diabetes Motivational Coach. More information is available at:

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Dr Michael T. Smith (conclusion) and Ron Brown Discuss Natural Solutions for Diabetes

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Yesterday on the Holistic Health Show Dr Carl O Helvie, Host, Holistic Health Show interviewed Dr Michael T Smith (above left) and Ron Brown.

Dr Smith is a naturopathic physician who specializes in homeopathy and nutrition for conditions including diabetes. He practices at the Carolinas Natural Health Center in Matthews, North Carolina. More information was presented earlier on this site or can be found at: www.CarolinasNaturalHealth.Com

Ron Brown is a retired hotel night auditor who cared for his wife when she was diagnosed with diabetes. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at:

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