Posts Tagged ‘integrative medicine’

Dr Leigh Erin Connealy’s Cancer Revolution Interview

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

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My Guest, Dr Leigh Erin Connealy. M.D. will discuss her new book: The Cancer Revolution A Groundbreaking Program to Reverse and Prevent Cancer

Every year, over 1.5 million people in the US are diagnosed with cancer. Nearly everyone has been touched by this disease—be it their own diagnosis or that of a family member or friend. When faced with the news they have cancer, people start searching for safe and effective treatments. In The Cancer Revolution: A Groundbreaking Program to Reverse and Prevent Cancer, Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy shares integrative medicine techniques, lifestyle approaches, and wellness plans for cancer patients.

Dr. Connealy suggests that it’s not enough to undergo traditional treatments alone. Drawing upon the homeopathic, nutritional, bioenergetics, regenerative, and antiaging disciplines, The Cancer Revolution offers six “Revolutionary Cancer Strategies” to provide better management of cancer, including:

        Let  Food Be Your Medicine ·       Get Moving to Get Well
        Remove Toxins to Boost Your Health ·       Reduce Stress and Reclaim Your Life
·       Harness the Power of Supplements ·       Strengthen Your Immune System with Sleep

By detoxifying, protecting, and providing nutrients to our bodies, Dr. Connealy suggests that we can all lead longer, higher quality lives—even when faced with this formidable disease. She also highlights how these practices can reduce your risk of getting cancer in the first place.

Leigh Erin Connealy, MD, attended the University of Texas School of Public Health and graduated from the University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School. Her post-graduate training was completed at the Harbor/UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. She is the founder and medical director of the Center for New Medicine and the Cancer Center for Healing in Irvine, California. One of the foremost integrative medical doctors in the country, she has been treating patients for nearly thirty years.

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Interviews with Dr Francisco Contreras and Deborah Wofford on Holistic Health Show

Sunday, November 28th, 2010


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Yesterday on BBS Radio ( Dr Carl O Helvie interviewed Dr Francisco Contreras and Ms Deborah Wofford.

Dr Francisco is the Board Director and Chairman of the Oasis of Hope where they have treated over 120,000 cancer patients and use a holistic approach including spirituality and faith. More information was presented earlier on this site and can also be found at

Ms Deborah Wofford overcome abusive situations in life until she discovered God and now is an artist and song writer. More information was presented earlier on this site and can also be found at

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

Sunday, November 7th, 2010


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, 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:

Back Pain and Seasonal Allergies to be Discussed on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, June 20th, 2010


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On this show I will complete the series on back pain and start a new series on seasonal allergies.

My guests for Saturday, June 26 on the Holistic Health Show are Dr Steven Y. Park (left), Lou Paradise (right), and Kathi Casey (lower right).

Dr Park is an otolaryngologist, surgeon, and author of the book Sleep, Interrupted: A Physician Reveals The # 1 Reason Why So Many of Us Are Sick and Tired His book has been endorsed by the New York Times best-selling authors Christina Northrup,M.D., Dean Orish, M.D., Mark Liponis, M.D., and Mary Shomon. Dr Park is a Clinical Assistant Professor of otolaryngologist at the New York Medical College.
Steve practices integrative medicine and surgery, with a firm belief that other models of health and disease can complement traditional, western medicine. He provides monthly live tele-seminars with experts not only related to his field but also professionals in other areas-he has interviewed acupuncturist, dieticians, and neuro-linguistic programming and hypnosis experts in the past. He believes that treating the whole person including diet, lifestyle, stresses and emotional states, rather than focusing on one single symptom or area of the body is important. Dr Parks will talk about season allergies. More information is available at:

Mr Paradise is the Founder and Chief of Research of Topical Biomedics, a successful company producing natural solutions for pain management. Lou is a Marine Corp helicopter combat and rescue veteran serving two rotations in Viet Nahm. He is very modest about his combat service but his many decorations are for bravery in combat and rescue missions of wounded soldiers, and fellow Marines and for humanitarian rescues of Vietnamese civilians.
During these missions he developed carpal tunnel syndrome that caused severe pain. Using his knowledge of homeopathy, natural medicine, physiology, herbal medicine, and other natural healing modalities he self experimented for relief of his pain. Herbal medicine did not work and homeopathic medicine did slightly. Using his intuitive ability he decided to combine some homeopathic medications and began to see improvement. He refined the product that is now Topricin that treats a wide range of ailments including arthritis, lower back pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Mr Paradise has a 25 year history of researching natural medicines, has developed pain management seminars for senior citizens, is considered an expert on rehabilitation and restorative medicine and has appeared as an expert on doctor hosted medical call in radio shows. He has been invited to participate on a committee that interfaces with both the FDA and FTC addressing the growing national interest in natural medicine.

Ms Casey is known as the “Healthy Boomer Body Expert.” She is an experienced registered Hatha Yoga Teacher, Certified Acu-Yogas Teacher, a certified Pilates Teacher, and Certified in Ayervedic Physical healing. She writes a monthly column for the South Shores Senior News, Life After 50, Boomers Forever, Boomer-Living, and other magazines, produces her own TV show called “To Your Health” and is founder of the Healthy Boomers Body Studio in Otis, Massachusetts. Her latest book is Get off the Couch, Potato. More information is available at:


Dr Adam Perlman, Medical Director of the Siegler Center at St Barnabas, and Ms Carolyn Gross who used Immunology for Recovery from Breast Cancer will also be Interviewed by Dr Carl O Helvie

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009


My other guests on this Saturday’s show on BBS Radio ( are Dr Adam Perlman, and Ms Caroline Gross. Both were previously on this cancer series.

Dr Perlman received his Medical Degree (M.D.) and a Masters of Public Health (MPH) from Boston University. He is currently Director of Integrative Medicine for the St Barnabas Health Care system and Medical Director for the Carol and Morton Siegler Center for Integrative Medicine in Livingston, New Jersey where he developed and oversees the Complementary and Alternative Programs. In 2002 he became the Executive Director of the Institute of Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey where he is an Assistant Professor. In 2004 he was named the Endowed Professor of Complementary and Alternative Medicine at this University and in 2000 he was recommended by his peer for the Excellence in Caring Award at St Barnabas. He will discuss his model of cancer care that includes a combination of traditional and alternative complementary cancer care.
He has numerous grants and publications including book chapters and 4 current funded grants. More information on his extensive activities can be found at:

Ms Gross is a breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2003 and is a speaker, facilitator, patient advocate, and author of 2 books titled Staying Calm in the Midst of Chaos and Treatable and Beatable: Healing Cancer Without Surgery She was a patient of Dr Rubio during her breast cancer experience. More information is available at

Dr Francisco Contreras, Director, Oasis of Hope, to be Interviewed by Dr Carl O Helvie

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Dr Francisco Contreras, Director, President and Chairman of the Oasis of Hope Hospital will be my first guest on the Holistic Health Show on Saturday. Dr Contreras graduated with honors from the prestigous School of Medicine of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and continued his studies at the University of Vienna, Austria where he specialized in surgical oncology and again graduated with honors. He is recognized as a cancer expert who combines conventional and alternative treatments with emotional and spiritual support. In his position he oversees the treatment of 400 cancer patients annually.
He received personal instructions from his father, Dr Ernesto Contreras who was an alternative medicine pioneer. The Oasis of Hope was founded in 1963 and since then the hospital has provided integrative cancer treatment for over 100,000 patients. Dr Contreras will talk about
the outstanding success in recovery of their cancer patients that has gained a high regard for the care provided. One of the latest most notorized patients was Daniel Hauser the teen from Minnesota with cancer whose mother ran away and took him to the Oasis of Hope with the police following her.
Dr Contreras lectures frequently at Universities and Conferences throughout the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, Europe and Asia. He has authored 12 books on cancer including The Hope of Living Cancer Free, The Coming Cancer Cure, Fighting Cancer 20 Different Ways, Dismantling Cancer, and the recently published Hope, Medicine and Healing. More information is available at

St Barnabas and Cancer Treatment Center of America as Models of Care on Holistic Health Show

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

On Saturday, August 15 Dr Carl O Helvie, Host of the Holistic Health Show, interviewed Dr Adam Perlman (top left), Dr Timothy Birdsall (top right) and Mrs Kelly Swobode (lower right). Dr Perlman is Medical Director of Integrative Medicine at the St Barnabas Health Care System and Medical Director of the Carol and Morton Siegler Center for Integrative Medicine in Livingston, New Jersey. The Center provides a comprehensive traditional and integrative treatment program for cancer patients. Further information about Dr Perlman and the center appeared previously and can be found at;

My second guest was Dr Timothy Birdsall, Vice President of the Cancer Treatment Center of America who talked about their model of care that incorporates traditional and integrative care for cancer patients. More information on Dr Birdsall and the program can be found on a previous blog or at:

My final guest was Mrs Kelly Swobode an 31 year cancer survivor with melanoma who was given 3 months to live and who used laetrile and prayer for recovery.

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Second Guest on the Holistic Health Show is Dr Lise Alschuler

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

My second guest on Saturday, January 31 on the BBS Show is Dr Lise Alschuler, a naturopathic physician who is board certified in naturopathic oncology. Lise uses natural scientifically tested therapies in her fight against cancer and is currently the President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She has written numerous articles and book chapters and is co-author of the Definitive Guide to Cancer: An Integrative Approach to Prevention, Treatment, and Healing (Celestial Arts, 2007). She has practiced naturopathic medicine for 14 years and in 2000 was named by the Seattle Magazine as one of Seattle’s Top Doctors. She was a founding member of the Oncological Association of Naturopathic Physicians and was formerly clinic medical director and Associate Professor at Bastyr University Center. She is currently in private practice in Arizona. More information can be found at

Dr Mark Hyman, Internationally Known Functional Physician, Discusses His New Book on the Holistic Health Show

Monday, January 26th, 2009

My first guest on Saturday, January 31 on BBS Radio ( is Dr Mark Hyman, an internationally known functional physician who has been on the best seller list in the New York Times three times for his books. As a functional physician he treats the underlying biological causes of diseases instead of managing or masking symptoms. There are nearly 1 million copies of his books in print in the United States and one book, UltraMetabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss was published in 20 languages and was on 3 best seller lists and also #1 in Health on He has been interviewed on NBC’s Today Show and Weekend Today, ABC’s Good Morning America Weekend, CBS’s the Early Show, ABC’s the View with Barbara Walters, and on CNN, FOX, PBS, NPR and many others. He is well published in journals and magazines as well as his numerous books.
Dr Hyman is founder and medical director of the Ultra Wellness Center in Lenox, Massachusetts, Editor in Chief of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Medical Editor of Natural Solutions, and on the editorial board of Body and Soul, and Integrative Medicine: A Clinicians Journal. He conducted research at Harvard Medical School and taught at Harvard, Yale and Columbia. He has also often testified for the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine and has consulted with Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona on his diabetic prevention initiative many times/. More information can be found at and Dr Hyman will talk about his new book published this month titled the Ultra Mind Solution.