Posts Tagged ‘exercise’

Lise Alschuler, Naturopathic Physician, Discusses Prevention and Treatment of Cancer

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

LiseHeadshotStripedShirtLise Alschuler is a naturopathic doctor with board certification in naturopathic oncology and has been practicing since 1994. She graduated from Brown University with an undergraduate degree in Medical Anthropology and received a doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University. Dr. Alschuler is past-President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and a founding board member and current President of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She also currently serves as President Emeritus on the board of the Naturopathic Post-Graduate Association. Dr. Alschuler works as an independent consultant in the area of practitioner and consumer health education. She is the Executive Director of TAP integration, a nonprofit educational resource for integrative practitioners. She maintains a naturopathic oncology practice out of Naturopathic Specialists , based in Scottsdale AZ. Previously, she was the department head of naturopathic medicine at Midwestern Regional Medical Center – Cancer Treatment Centers of America. She was also the clinic medical director and botanical medicine chair at Bastyr, as well she was on the faculty of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians recognized Dr. Alschuler in 2014 as Physician of the Year. She also received an honorary degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and the Joseph Pizzorno Founders award from Bastyr University in the same year.

Dr. Alschuler is the co-author of The Definitive Guide to Cancer and The Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer. She co-created, and co-hosts a radio show, Five To Thrive Live! on the Cancer Support Network about living more healthfully in the face of cancer. She calls Tucson AZ and Chicago, IL home. Learn more at

Does Excessive Sitting Decrease Health Condition of Heart Disease Patients Who Exercise?

Friday, December 4th, 2015

logo1267406_mdNew research published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention concluded that patients with heart disease who sit a lot have worse health even if they exercise.

In the study 278  patients with coronary artery disease were studies for their sedentary lifestyle and its effect on health. All had been through a cardiac rehab program that taught them how to improve their level of exercise in the long term.  All participants wore an activity monitor during their waking hours for 9 days to measure their amount of being sedentary (mainly sitting) or active (doing light housework, moderate or vigorous levels of activity) compared to health markers. Some health markers included body mass index (BMI), and cardio respiratory fitness

Researchers found that subjects with coronary artery disease spent an average of eight hours daily being sedentary. Researchers were surprised at this result and said “This was surprisingon how to exercise more given that they had taken classes.” ” We assumed they would be less sedentary but they spent the majority of the day sitting.”  Results showed that men spent an average of 1 hour more sitting than women because women tended to do more light intensity activities such as light h0usework, running errands and walking to the end of the driveway. They found that subjects who sat more had a higher BMI and lower cardio respiratory fitness assessed using VO2 peak (aerobic capacity or the maximum rate at which the heart, lungs and muscles use oxygen during an exercise test). Results found were independent of age, gender, or physical activity level.

Researchers suggested the following activities to move more: 1) Get up and move every 30 minute; 2)Stand up during TV commercials or do light exercises while watching TVl and 3) Set a timer and take regular breaks from sitting 4) Take lunch break outside instead of in front of the computer, 5) Go to bed instead of sitting in front of the TV and get the benefit of sleep, and 6) Monitor activity levels to determine when you are most sedentary.

Dr Rich Snyder (Kidney Disease) and Dr Larry Hoberman (probiotics) Interviewed.

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

Snyder-RichardMy first guest, Dr Rich Snyder is an osteopathic physician board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology (the study of kidney disease). His areas of specialization include kidney disease, high blood pressure, adrenal health and medical education. He is Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is the author of five books including Adrenal Fatigue For Dummies and What You Must Know About Kidney Disease: A Practical Guide For Using Conventional and Complementary Treatments. He is also the author of What You Need to Know About Dialysis: The Secret to Surviving and Thriving on Dialysis and is also the High Blood Pressure Expert on

L HobermanMy second guest, Board Certified Gastroenterologist Lawrence Hoberman, MD, is the creator of EndoMune Advanced Probiotic and founder of Medical Care Innovations. He has spent more than 40 years practicing medicine and is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Frustrated by the lack of options to treat his patients suffering from Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) in the early 2000s, Dr. Hoberman met with a PhD microbiologist to identify a combination of bacteria that might work to destroy the harmful bacteria living in the intestines, improving and maintaining the health of adults. The result is the development of his own effective probiotic supplement: EndoMune Advanced Probiotic.
Dr. Hoberman currently sees patients as a part of a health and wellness practice that stresses preventative medicine. He is in practice at Health by Design, located in San Antonio, Texas. He is available for speaking engagements about digestive health and the benefits of probiotics and has spoken at several conferences. More information is available at:

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Dr Francisco Contreras (Integrative Cancer) and Vincent Crewe (Cancer Survivor) Current Guests.

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Francisco Contreras, MD 2013_clearFrancisco Contreras, MD serves as director, president and chairman of the Oasis of Hope Hospital. A distinguished oncologist and surgeon, Dr. Contreras is renowned for integrating conventional and alternative cancer treatments, with emotional healing and spiritual care, to provide patients with the best possible treatment outcomes.

After graduating from medical school at the Autonomous University of Mexico in Toluca, Dr. Contreras specialized in surgical oncology at the University of Vienna in Austria, where he graduated with honors. Dr. Contreras has authored and co-authored several books concerning integrative therapy including 50 Critical Cancer Answers, The Hope of Living Cancer Free, The Coming Cancer Cure, Beating Cancer and Dismantling Cancer. Mpre information is available at:

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My second guest, Vincent Crewe lives in Wakefield, West Yorkshire which is in the North of England. He left school at 15 and has done many jobs in his working life including shop assistant, long distance driver and driving instructor. He started several businesses some have been successful and some not He is very competitive and received his Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do when he was 28 after a few years of hard training. He has been a Mortgage broker for the past 22 years and recently started another business with LED Lighting. He has a keen interest in the Paranormal, Ufology and spiritual matter. He has been married twice and has 3 Children, 2 daughters and a son. He is a stage 4 colon cancer survivor who used natural alternative interventions.

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Does Vitamin C Provide Similar Benefits as Exercise for the Obese, Overweight Adult.

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015


A new study published in Science Daily News  to be presented at the International Conference on Endothelin: Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Therapeutics concluded exercise will benefit overweight and obese adults but over 50%  do not included it in their daily activities.  They found that taking vitamin C supplements can have similar cardiovascular benefits as regular exercise for this population.

Blood vessels of obese and overweight adults have elevated activity of the small vessel-constricting protein endothelin (ET)-1. The high level ET-1 in the vessels makes them more prone to constricting, becoming less responsive to blood flow demand and increasing risk of developing vascular disease. Exercise has been shown to reduce ET-1 activity but is not always complied with by the obese and overweight. The study evaluated whether or not Vitamin C supplements would lower ET-1 activity. They found that daily supplements of 500 mg of time released vitamin C daily reduced ET-1 related vessel constriction as much as walking did. They concluded that vitamin C supplementation is an effective lifestyle strategy for reducing ET-1 mediated vessel constriction in overweight and obese adults.

Can Physical Fitness Reduce Probability of Cardiac Arrhythmia Recurrence?

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015


A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology concluded that obese atrial fibrillation patients have a lower chance of arrhythmia recurrence if they have high levels of cardio respiratory fitness and risk continues to decline as exercise capacity increases as part of treatment. The researcher4 said “While weight loss is important for heart disease patients, especially those with arrhythmia, our study shows it’s beneficial to have high cardio respiratory fitness and continue to improve on that.” “An ideal treatment program would include a focus on both.”

Because a high body mass index and low physical activity are risk factors for atrial fibrillation researchers studied 825 atrial fibrillation patients with a BMI over 27 which is considered in the obese range. After exclusions, the remaining 308 patients were divided into low, adequate, and high fitness groups based upon baseline exercise performance. They were followed for four years to measure their fitness levels impact on arrhythmia recurrence. Subjects were offered a physician-led program for weight loss and increased exercise activity.

After 4 years of follow up 17 percent of subjects on the low cardio respiratory fitness group were free from arrhythmia, compared to 76 percent in the adequate group, and 84 percent in the high group. In addition, those who improved upon their cardio respiratory fitness had additional risk reduction.   They found that for every increase in metabolic equivalent (MET) that is a measure of oxygen consumed  at rest, there was a 20 percent reduction in risk for arrhythmia recurrence. Researchers also found that a gain in exercise capacity, greater than 2 METs in addition to weight loss was associated with two times greater freedom from arrhythmia. Researchers concluded “These new results, and the cumulative data linking moderate physical activity to reduced atrial fibrillation  risk, suggest that until definitive trial data are available, clinicians should recommend moderate exercise training to our patients with atrial fibrillation, not only to reduce atrial fibrillation, but also for its overall cardiovascular benefits.”

Interviews with Dr Katie Rickel (weight loss) and Dr Laura Dabney (relationship problems) now Available.

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Dr Katie Rickel

My first guest, Dr Katie Rickel, is a licensed clinical psychologist  who works at Structure House–a residential weight loss facility in North Carolina. She has presented at several conferences  and been featured on radio and television shows including Dr Oz. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at:



My second guest, Dr Laura Dabney, is a physician who works with   professional men having relationship problems, has been interviewed on local and national radio and has an upcoming book on the unique difficultieas of professional men in long term relationships. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at:

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Will Healthy Behaviors Reduce the Risk of Bowel Cancer?

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

New research published in open access journal BMC Medicine  concluded that adopting a combination of 5 healthy behaviors is associated with a reduction in bowel cancer. Quantifying the impact of combining multiple lifestyle behaviors on the risk of developing bowel cancer they found the impact stronger in men than women. Previous research has found a link beween life style and colon cancer but have focused on single characteristics such as eating red meat. This study focused on multiple characteristics.

Data were analyzed from 347,237 men and women from 10 countriesin Europe as part of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC). Over 12 years there were 3,759 cases of bowel cancer. The healthy lifestyle index included a) a healthy weight, b) low abdominal fat, c) participating in regular exercise, d) not smoking and limiting alcohol, and e) a diet high in fruits, vegetables, fish, yogurt, nuts and seeds, and foods rich in fiber, and a low amount of red and processed meat, A scoring system was developed around these behaviors and a cumulative score was developed for each individual in the study. They found that the more healthy life style factors the cohort adopted, the lower their risk of bowel cancer , Compared to those who had one healthy lifestyle pattern, those with two, three, four or all five behaviors had a 13%, 21%, 34%, and 37% lower rate of developing bowel cancer respectively. Noting a difference between men and women they concluded that up to 22% of the cases in men and 11% of the cases in women would have been prevented if all five lifestyle behaviors had been followed.

Can a Tomato Rich Diet Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk?

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014


A new study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention concluded that men who eat over 10 portions of tomatoes a week have an 18 per cent lower risk of developing prostate cancer. To evaluate lifestyle and dietary habits and prostate cancer researchers assessed 1,806 men between age 50 and 69 with prostate cancer anc compared them with 12,005 men who were cancer free. This was the first study to evaluate a dietary index that consisted of dietary components that have been linked to prostate cancer—calcium, selenium and foods rich in lycopene. They found that men who had optimal intake of these dietary components had a lower risk of prostate cancer. Most effective were tomatoes and  its products such as tomato juice and baked beans with an 18 percent risk reduction in men who ate over 10 servings a week. Lycopene, an antioxidant that fights off toxins that can cause DNA and cell damage, is thought to be the the likely component in tomatoes but further research is needed to validate these findings.

Researchers studied physical activity, diet and body weight for cancer prevention but only the high intake of fruits, vegetables and dietary fiber were found to be assocviated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer.


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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