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Tara & Steve Mann (Cancer Crackdown) and Bernice Yoder (Pancreatic Cancer Survivor) Interview.

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

taramannMy first guests, Tara and Steve Mann, are Co-Founders, CEO and President of Cancer Crackdown. (This is a continuation of an interview started last show). Cancer Crackdown is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization, their passion is to help fighters take their battle with cancer to the next level. They are unique in that they fight alongside those battling this disease. They develop plans and help fighters and survivors to be successful in following them to reach their overall health goals. They offer a wide range of resources and encouragement for those fighting, those surviving and those that wish to prevent this disease. We all have a choice in this battle against cancer, to survive or to prevent!!
Their mission is to be the trusted source of knowledge regarding natural therapies to defeat cancer and remain cancer free. We partner with fighters and survivors by supporting and navigating them through their battle. Together, they develop a unique plan that is specific to each individual and instills in them a fearless approach to winning the battle.
Cancer Crackdown started as a small group on Facebook in January 2012 with a few people who wanted to share some information on tips and best practices during chemo. Cancer Crackdown has grown and we are now serving cancer fighters all over the world!!
Cancer fighters that can no longer take chemo or choose not to are in dire need of accurate information and guidance. Due to the vast amount of information available and many untrustworthy sources on the internet, it makes it difficult for us to make decisions about what is viable information and thus dissuades many from knowing what is worth trying. We have and will continue to research topics of interest and ensure credibility of sources. We help put patients in contact with proper practitioners in their area and locate services for them that may benefit their treatment. We are in the process of building on the services we are able to provide to cancer patients that we are so fortunate to partner with during their difficult time. More information available at:

berenice yoderMy second guest is Bernice Yoder, a 9 year pancreatic cancer survivor. Berenice says: I will be a nine year pancreatic cancer survivor this coming November. When I found out I had cancer, I had no idea what pancreatic cancer was. It had never touched my immediate or extended family. It was something you heard of or read about, not something that happened to you.

This illness changed my life. It gave me more will to live, to be able to finish raising my then 13-year-old daughter who had just lost her dad 15 months before. It taught me to fight, and to never give up. There is always hope even through the pain and grief and anger that is part of this terrible illness. I am proud to say I am a survivor of one of the deadliest cancers

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Dr Michael Finkelstein on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, September 27th, 2015


Michael Finkelstein, MD, FACP, ABIHM, aka The Slow Medicine Doctor®, is the author of Slow Medicine: Hope and Healing for Chronic Illness, endorsed by Andrew Weil, MD and Mehmet Oz, MD. Dr. Finkelstein is the founder and medical director of SunRaven: The Home of Slow Medicine; he is an adjunct professor at SUNY Binghamton; he has been featured in top media outlets including The New York Times, CNN, and Real Simple; he has presented at leading venues including GE Corporation, Stanford University, and Omega Institute; and he blogs on the topic of Slow Medicine for The Huffington Post.

Dr. Finkelstein was trained at premier institutes for both conventional and integrative medicine – including The University of Pennsylvania, where he received both his Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Medical Degree (MD) and where he was awarded the honors of Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, and Dean’s List; and The University of Arizona College of Medicine, where Dr. Finkelstein completed an Associate Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, studying directly with integrative medicine pioneer Andrew Weil, MD

Certified in both Internal Medicine and Integrative-Holistic Medicine, Dr. Finkelstein is the recipient of numerous distinctions, including Fellow of the American College of Physicians; The John O. Vieta, M.D. Award for Academic Excellence and Personal Achievement; and “Attending of the Year, “an honor he received two years in a row. Over the past three decades, Dr. Finkelstein has distinguished himself not only as a doctor in private practice but also as the Medical Director of several major hospitals and health institutes, including two Integrative Medicine hospital departments/programs that he founded. Drawing from this diverse medical expertise, Dr. Finkelstein offers both a micro and macro point of view on today’s healthcare needs and challenges, and he provides a tried-and-true solution for healing individual
patients and the medical system as a whole: Slow Medicine.



Interviews with Dr Shani Fox (cancer recurrence fear) and Brett Larkin (meditation) Now AVailable.

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Cancer Recurrence

Shani Fox, Cancer Recurrence

My guests yesterday were Dr Shani Fox, N.D, and Brett Larkin. Dr Fox is a naturopathic physician who works with cancer survivors and is the author of The Cancer Survivor’s Fear First Aid Kit: 5 Simple Steps ro Release Your Fears  of Cancer Recurrence.  More information is available at:    and


Yoga and Meditation

Brett Larkin yoga and meditation teacher


My second guest is Brett Larkin who has over 15 years of ballet and modern dance training and is certified as a yoga and meditation teacher. More information is  presented at

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Dr Anne Marie Evers Interview on Affirmations and Their Use to Decrease Side Effects of Chemo Now Available.

Sunday, May 10th, 2015


Dr Anne Marie Evers  is a best selling author of many books on the Power of Affirmations. She is an ordained minister with a Doctor of Divinity and her most recent book 70 Ways to Cope with Chemo discusses her experience using chemotherapy and affirmations when she had cancer. Foreword for the book is by Dr Bernie Siegel. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at:

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Becki Hawkins (transition) and Debbie Campanelli (faith and cancer) Interviews Now Available.

Sunday, April 14th, 2013



Radio interviews with Becki Hawkins (picture) and Debbie Campanelli are now available for listening. Becki is a retired R.N., who spent 30 years as a hospice and oncology nurse and recently wrote Transitions: Q Nurse’s Education About Life and Death, More information is available at:

Debbi Campanelli is a very compassionate and is always ready to help others, She is a leukemia survivor who was told she was terminal in 1976 and subsequently was cured by her faith in Jesus.  Her story has been confirmed by articles in medical journals and in the National Inquirer.



Was Jesus a Shaman and Does He Speak With Us Today-A Special Christmas Show.

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Next Saturday I have a special Christmas program and my first guest is Sophie Rose (left) who was born in France. She holds a Master

E.T./Hollywood Actress and Intuitive/Channel Interviewed on Holistic Health Show

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

Dee Wallace

Brenda Hoffman

Yesterday, Dr Carl O Helvie, Host, Holistic Health Show on BBS Radio interviewed Dee Wallace (left) and Brenda Hoffman on the final program of the Ascension of 2012 series. .

Dee Wallace is a Hollywood actress who has played in 130 movies, 400 commercials and 4 television series with her most famous role being Mary in E.T. She has written 3 books. More information was presented earlier on this blog and can also be found at

Brenda Hoffman has been an intuitive since birth and formalized her channeling skills with the internationally noted, channeled, classic book, A Glimpse of Your Future. More information was presented earlier on this blog and can be found at

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Final Program of Faith, Healing and Spirituality Series on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, June 26th, 2011



m Scarbrough

Mel Brake, Kelli Calabrese and Marsha Scarbrough (lower right) were the final guests on the Faith, Healing, and Spirituality series on the Holistic Health Show.

Mel Brake is Founder and Director of MPW Foundation, has been interviewed on multiple media outlets and journals, and has been recognized for his artistic endeavors. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be seen at:

Kelli Calabrese is a leading fitness, nutrition and wellness professional who has written books and provides services for national celebrities and corporations. More information is available at:

Marsha Scarbrough is author of Medicine Dance: One Woman’s Healing Journey into the World of Native American Sweatlodges, Meditation, and Dance Fasts. and has over 75 published articles. Her exciting career has included 17 years in Hollywood., More information was presented earlier on this blog and can be found at:

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Faith, Healing and Spirituality-Last Program in This Series

Sunday, June 19th, 2011



m Scarbrough

Guests for the Holistic health Show on Saturday, hosted by Dr Carl O Helvie, include Mel Brake, Kelli Calabrese. and Marsha Scarbrough,

Mel is an award winning Philadelphia based poet/singer/song writer, whose poetry has appeared in several media outlets and journals including Philadelphia Poets 2007, 2008, and 2009, Mad Poets Review, Fox Chase Review, and The Philadelphia Bulletin. In addition, Long Island Sounds: An Anthology of Poetry, Writing Outside The Lines (WOSTL) Anthology, Word Riot Magazine. The New Verse News. Word Salad Magazine, and Poetry Ink 2010 has published his works.
He was interviewed or appeared on several broadcasts such as CNN, WURD-AM, WHAT-AM, WLIU-FM, WPEB-FM and to discuss his views and opinions on family, life, and home.
Mel Brake is the Founder and Executive Director of MPW, a non-profit organization focusing on using the arts to reach children in the Tri-state area. Recently, he appeared in a one act play, “The body Artist” at the Old Academy Players, a non-profit community theater located in the East Fall section of Philadelphia. He also wrote his first chap book “Obama Poetry Project” . More information is available at:

Kelli has been a leading fitness, nutrition, and wellness professional for the past 24 years. She has owned and operated health clubs, provided corporate fitness services for companies such as Calvin Klein, Nabisco, and Beneficial Insurance and was the leading fitness expert for eDiets and eFitness. Kelli is the fitness expert to Montel Williams, is the author of 3 books including Feminine, Firm & fit, a detox meal plan and a cook book. She is also the international master trainer for Adventure Boot Camp and her articles and interviews have appeared in multiple media outlets. More information is available at:

My last guest, Marsha Marsha Scarbrough, is author of Medicine Dance: One Woman’s Healing Journey into the World of Native American Sweatlodges, Drumming Meditations and Dance Fasts. This book was the first runner up in 2009 for the Zia Award from the New Mexico Press Women, finalist in USA Book News 2007 National Best Book Awards, and the 2006 New Mexico Book Awards. She is a freelance journalist who has written over 75 articles in American Journals, and spent 17 years in Hollywood scheduling, planning and running sets of feature films and prime time television. She has traveled with Buddhist teacher Joan Halifax, danced with movements guru Gabrielle Roth, earned a brown belt in karate from martial arts legend Tak Kubola. participated in Native American healing ceremonies and produced work shops for a Nigerian master drummer. More information is available at:

Dr Susan Kolb and Dr Gene Ang to be Interviewed on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011


Gene Ang

Dr Carl O. Helvie, Host, will interview Dr Susan Kolb and Dr Gene Ang on the Holistic Health Show on Saturday on BBS Radio ( Station 1 at 12 noon PST. They will discuss Faith, Healing, and Spirituality.

Susan Kolb, M.D., F.A.C.S. graduated from Johns Hopkins University and received her medical degree from Washington University, School of Medicine. Susan completed post-graduate education in plastic and general surgery and has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery since 1985. She is a founding diplomat of the American Board of Holistic Medicine, a member of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, American Medical Association, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr Kolb has been in private practice in the Atlanta area since 1988 and is the founder of Plastikos Surgery Center, a holistic surgery center that incorporates many disciplines of alternative medicine and spiritual healing. She hosts a weekly radio program “Temple of Health” every Saturday from 12 noon to 1 p.m. that offers a variety of informative topics on holistic and spiritual medicine. Shows are available at

Dr Kolb is the Founder of Millennium Healthcare and Avatar Cancer Center and is a recognized authority on energy healing and spiritual medicine and and a leading plastic surgeon. She incorporates holistic, spiritual, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the teaching of ancient healers into her modern day surgery practice.

Susan is author of two books: The Naked Truth about Breast Implants: From Harm to healing and Goddess Shift: Women Leading for a Change More information is available at:

Dr Gene Ang, Ph.D. has a healing practice in Thousand Oaks, California where he utilized several therapies with clients including Pranic Healing, Reconnective Healing, the Reconnection Shamanic Healing, Vortex Healing, and the 12 Blueprints: Accelerating the Evolution of the Human Energy Field. In addition he teaches seminars that focus on science, spirituality, and healing and travels throughout the United States facilitating healing sessions and workshops.

Gene was formally trained as a Neurobiologist at Yale University where he earned his doctorate in basic mechanisms of how the brain develops followed by a post-doctoral fellowship on how ultrasound can affect the developing cerebral cortex. After finishing school, he decided to step into the role of a facilitator of healing in order to help people through direct interaction. Most of his work centers around the use of subtle energy to align the subtle energy body, its channels, meridians, and energy centers to restore balance and harmony so that healing can occur whether physical, emotional, mental, and/or spiritual.
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