Posts Tagged ‘diet’

Dr Michael Olmstead to Speak on Mercury Free Dental Care.

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

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Dr. Michael Olmstead is an honors graduate of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. He has been referenced in professional journals, and has written many consumer oriented articles. He has also been interviewed extensively on radio and television.

He chose to focus his practice skills to achieve comprehensive and cosmetic dental care in a gentle, patient oriented environment. He has an extensive background in full mouth reconstruction, implantology, and restoration using dental implants. For the last 27 years, Dr. Olmstead practiced and promoted Mercury Free dental care using biocompatible dental materials. He has extensive knowledge relating to the effects that dental materials have on overall health.

He provides knowledge and clarification which will help you make an informed decision about the direction you would like to take with your dental health. Dr. Olmstead is able to effectively communicate practical knowledge you can use to help solve your dental issues. Dr. Olmstead can also provide education about dental home care.

He is licensed to practice dentistry in California, New Zealand, and eligible by reciprocal agreement in over 44 other states, Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa and Tonga.

He is also a certified Maharishi AyurVedic health practitioner focusing on patient-centered, rather than disease-centered solutions. This includes personalized, dietary, and nutritional solutions using natural, integrative health protocols.

He is certified by the American Heart Association as an Instructor of CPR as well as a provider of Advanced Cardiac Life Support. He is a member of the New Zealand Dental Association as well as the U.S. Dental Assistant National Board.

Dr. Olmstead has developed and patented a therapeutic, organic toothpaste. (release date TBD)

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Can Weight and Diet Predict Sleep Quality:

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

 

Holistic-Health-Show-with-Dr-Carl-O-HelvieA new study presented at the American Professional Sleep Society this week in Denver concluded that an individual’s body composition and caloric intake can influence time spent in specific sleep stages . In the study 36 healthy adults spent two consecutive nights in bed for 10 hours at the hospital at the U of Pennsylvania. Physiological changes that occur during sleep was recorded on the second night on a Polysomnograph. Body composition and resting energy expenditures were assessed in the morning following the first night of sleep and food/drink intake were measured and recorded each day.

Results showed that body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage and resting energy expenditures were not significant predictors of sleep stage duration. However, overweight adults exhibited a higher percentage  of time spent in the rapid-eye movement (REM) stage of sleep than normal-weight adults.  REM sleep stage  is when dreams typically occur and is characterized by a faster heart rate and breathing and less restorative sleeping  than in non-REN stages. They also found that increased protein intake predicted less stage 2 sleep and predicted more REM sleep. Stage 2 sleep is the period when a person’s  heart rate and breathing are relatively normal and his/her body temperature is slightly lower. Researchers said further research is needed to determine whether changing protein intake alters REM sleep duration and to find the biologicval mechanism behind this relationship.

Improving Cholesterol Levels.

Friday, February 5th, 2016

A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association concluded that weight loss programs that provide healthy fat, such as olive oil in the Mediterranean diet, or a low-fat, high carbohydrate diet have similar impacts.  Specifically they report that a meal plan high in walnuts, which are high in polyunsaturated fats, has a significant impact on lipid levels for women, and especially those who are insulin resistant. Researchers said “Many diets have said it is okay to eat healthy fats and emphasize olive and canola oils>” “What we found is that a diet high in healthy oils did lower lipids, but it also lowered both good and bad cholesterol. ”

In the study overweight and obese women were enrolled in a one year behavioral weight-loss program, and randomly assigned to one of three diets consisting of either: a low fat and high-carbohydrate diet, a low carbohydrate and high-fat diet, or a walnut-rich, high fat and low-carbohydrate diet. Results showed that all three diets promoted similar weight loss and insulin-sensitivity women lost the most weight with a low-fat diet but that was not the most beneficial diet for lipid levels. The walnut rich diet (polyunsaturated fats) had  the most effect on cholesterol levels by decreasing the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or bad cholesterol, and increasing beneficial high-density lipoprotein (HDL). The same results were not seen in the high-fat, low -carbohydrate diet group who had monounsaturated fats. At six months individuals in each group had lost about 8 pounds.

Dr Brant Cortright Talks about Neurogenesis.

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

brantBrant Cortright, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who works from a psycho-spiritual perspective. He has practiced depth psychotherapy for 30 years in numerous contexts, from hospitals and mental health centers, to workshops and private practice. For the past two decades he has been in private practice in San Francisco working primarily with individuals and couples.

A teacher of transpersonal psychology, Brant conducts workshops and lectures in Europe, India, and the United States. His book Psychotherapy and Spirit: Theory and Practice in Transpersonal Psychotherapy (SUNY Press) is widely used in the field. He has also authored numerous articles. For the past 20 years he has worked in the field of Integral Psychology, a synthesis of the two major streams of depth psychology – the humanistic-existential and contemporary psychoanalytic – within an integrating east-west framework.

Trained in contemporary psychoanalysis, gestalt therapy, and existential psychotherapy, Brant integrates Western psychology with Sri Aurobindo’s integral yoga and philosophy. A long-time practitioner of meditation and hatha yoga, he also draws from Buddhism, Krishnamurti, and mystical Christianity.

Brant is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Integral Counseling Psychology program at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. He is the past Director of the Spiritual Emergence Network. His forthcoming book, Integral Psychotherapy: The Meeting of East and West will be published by SUNY Press in spring, 2007. More information is available  at http://www.BrantCortright.com and  at http://www.NeurogenesisDiet.com.

 

Can High Cholesterol Fuel the Growth and Spreqd of Breast Cancer?

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

logo1267406_mdA new study published in the journal, Science, concluded that a by-product of cholesterol functions like the hormone estrogen to fuel the growth and spread of the most common types of breast cancer. Researchers also found that anti-cholesterol drugs like statins seem to reduce the effects of the estrogen-like molecule.

These early findings used a mouse model (that are highly predictive of what occurs in humans)  andtumor cells the study explained the link between high cholesterol and reast cancer, especially in post menopausal women. The research also shows that dietaqry changes and /or therapies to reduce cholestero0l may offer a simple, accessible way to reduce breast cancer risk. The researchers said -“What we have found is a molecule—not cholesterol itself, but an abundant metabolite of cholesterol–called 27HC that mimics the hormone estrogen and can independently drive the growth of breast cancer/” The hormone estrogen feeds an estimated 75% of all breast cancers and 27HC behaves similarly toestrogen in animals.

Researchers said “The worse the tumors, the more they have of the enzyme” (that makes the 27HC molecule. More studies are planned.

Can Nutrition and Exercise Reduce the Risk of Aggressive Tumors in Prostate Cancer Patients?

Friday, July 5th, 2013

logo1267406_mdA new study published online in thew Journal Nutrition and Cancer concluded that eating right, exercise, and other lifestyle changes may help prostate cancer patients reduce the risk of aggressive tumors. The study looked at some of the lifestyle recommendations of the World Cancer Research Fund that included desirable ranges of body mass index, physical activity, foods of low calorie density, fruit and non-starchy vegetables, salt, legumes, unrefined grains and red meat consumption.

Two thousand, two hundred twelve African=American or Caucasian-American men between the ages of 40 and 70 with newly diagnosed prostate cancer were included in the study. Recommendations are intended to decrease overall risk of cancer, and are recommended for cancer survivors.

In the study they found that adherence to  fewer than four of the eight recommendations (identified above) predicted a 38 percent increased risk of aggressive tumors compared to adherence to four or more recommendations. Results were statistically significant and similar ampong black and wjhite men despite a baseline higher risk of highly aggressive tumors among black men. The researchers said “Most men are at risk of prostate cancer, but it is the level of aggressiveness of disease that is most clinically relevant,.” These findings suggest that even men with prostate cancer can take control of their disease and moderate its aggressiveness through diet and lifestyle choices.”

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:  http://www.cancertutor.com

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:  http://www.BeaconAdvocates.com

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A Diet Including Walnuts Reduces Breast Cancer Risk

Friday, September 16th, 2011

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A new research study published in Nutrition and Cancer concluded that the risk of breast cancer was significantly reduced in mice when their regular diet included walnuts. Using a mouse model one group was given a typical diet with the equivalent of 2 ounces of walnuts a day (for humans) to mothers from conception to weaning and then to the offspring thereafter. The other group received a typical diet without the walnuts. During the study period those whose diet included walnuts developed breast cancer at less than half the rate of those on the typical diet only. In addition, the numbers of tumors and sizes were significantly smaller.
The researchers said “These reductions are particularly important when you consider that the mice were genetically programed to develop cancer at a high rate”. “We were able to reduce the risk for cancer even in the presence of a preexisting genetic mutation.”

A Breast Cancer Risk Factor May be a Diet High in Fat and Cholesterol.

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

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In a recent study publishes in the American Journal of Pathology researchers concluded that high levels of fat and cholesterol in the typical American diet is a risk factor in the growth and development of breast cancer. Using a mouse model with subjects and a controls predisposed to develop mammary tumors those fed a Western diet high in fat developed larger tumors that were faster growing and metastasized more easily than the mice eating a control diet. Although dietary fat and cholesterol have been shown to be a risk factor in tumor development and progression the results of diet-based studies in humans have been contradictory. Consequently; the researchers used animal models of human cancer to evaluate a link between cholesterol, diet and cancer.

All mice predisposed to breast tumors were placed on a diet containing 21.2 percent fat and 0.2 percent cholesterol that is reflective of a typical Western diet (subjects) or a diet of 4.5 percent fat and minimal cholesterol (control group). Tumors began to grow quickly in the research subjects and were double in number and 50 percent larger than those in the control group. There was also a trend toward an increased number of lung metastasis in the subjects. Biomarkers of tumor progression also confirmed more advanced cancer stage in the subjects compared to the controls.

More information is available at:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/213073.php

Dr Robert Eslinger Talks with Dr Carl O Helvie about the Integrative Treatment Approach with Cancer Patients at the Reno Integrative Medical Center

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

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My first guest on the Holistic Health Show on BBS Radio (www.bbsradio.com) Station 3 last night was Dr Robert Eslinger of the Reno Integrative Medical Center. He has been in clinical practice for 27 years and combines traditional and complementary treatments for cancer patients. Treatments discussed included Nutritional Guidance, German New Medicine, Vitamin-Mineral Infusions, Immune Enhancement, Chelation Therapy, Oxidation Therapy and Homeopathy among others. Laetrile is part of the Vitamin Therapy used. More information is available at: http:www.renointegrative.com
On this show I also discussed my alternative treatments for lung cancer when I was given 6 months to live—33 years ago. Some of the interventions discussed were laetrile, a special diet, supplements, exercise, prayer, meditation, visualization, affirmations, emotional support, and faith. I am a registered nurse with two masters in public health nursing (U of California) and public health (Johns Hopkins U), and a doctorate in public health (Johns Hopkins U). I have continued a holistic approach to life and now at age 77 I am free of chronic illnesses and prescribed medications (average for age 75 is 3 chronic illnesses and 5 prescribed medications). My goal for this show is that you have the information so that you can achieve results similar to my own so that you can enjoy life without the pain, expenses, and inconveniences that often go along with chronic illnesses and prescribed medications. . More information about me can be found on this website.

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