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Dr Fred Pescatore Speaks on Science Based Weight Loss

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Interviews with Dr Fred and Kathleen O’Keefe  Kanovas available below.

Fred Pescatore, MD, is one of the most sought-after natural physicians in the country, specializing in making you feel like the best version of you! He will be the first guest on the Holistic Health Show on Saturday.

You may have already met Dr. Pescatore on The O’Reilly Factor, Rachael Ray, The Today Show, Extra, The View, and many more – sharing the latest breakthroughs in integrative and nutritional medicine.

Dr. Pescatore is the author of the New York Times best-selling book, The Hamptons Diet and the No. 1 best-selling children’s health book, Feed Your Kids Well, among others. Dr. Pescatore’s other books include: Thin For Good, The Allergy and Asthma Cure, The Hamptons Diet Cookbook, Boost Your Health with Bacteria and most recently the A-List Diet. 

Dr. Pescatore has his finger on the pulse of natural medicine’s most cutting-edge cures. As a result, everyone from normal hardworking Americans to international royalty are traveling hundreds (sometimes even thousands) of miles to visit at his renowned clinic in New York City.

He’s spent over 3 decades studying, researching and practicing medicine around the world alongside some of today’s most well respected physicians.

Through his non-stop research and unique medical connections across the globe he hears about the most groundbreaking natural discoveries and healing techniques as they happen…sometimes decades before they trickle out to the mainstream.

Dr. Pescatore has spoken on hundreds of radio shows across America. And for years, he was heard daily as the host of the No. 1 health radio show in New York City called, The Logical Alternative. He is currently on the editorial board of Us Weekly magazine and is a regular contributor to In Touch, First for Women and Women’s World magazines.

With over 30 years of knowledge in his back pocket, Dr. Pescatore is putting the research, techniques, and in-depth healing protocols right in your hands–and not in clunky medical textbook fashion. Dr. Pescatore makes good health easy to understand and attainable for any age, at any fitness level. His natural approach to healing confronts the modern day cure-all obsession for drugs and surgery that come with countless side effects. And it’s not just his patients that are reaping the benefits. Dr. Pescatore features it all in one of the most exclusive health newsletters available, Logical Health Alternatives. A direct pipeline to one of the most respected minds in natural medicine, written by Dr. Pescatore himself. These cutting-edge cures and simple healing miracles are also shared daily with his loyal readers in his free e-letter Reality Health Check.

Behind all the glitz and glamour, Dr. Pescatore is also deeply involved in the philanthropic community, devoting time to working in hospitals in Tanzania, as well as helping to support local organizations for the youth in this country. If he’s not lecturing across America or head deep in clinical research, he often travels around the world lecturing in such exotic locales as India and Japan – usually returning with new medical techniques to share with his patients.

After graduating medical school at Columbia University, Dr. Pescatore studied in Southeast Asia, India, Japan, Africa, and Europe. The techniques he gathered have become part of his broad knowledge of healing.

His passion for traveling and education has given Dr. Pescatore vast opportunity to research and create some of the best nutritional supplements available today. Coming out with his own line in 2012, NuLogic Nutritionals, Dr. Pescatore has had hands-on experience formulating only the highest quality ingredients derived from ideal climates around the world.

Because of the respect Dr. Pescatore has earned in the nutritional supplement industry, he is a consultant for many firms and has been instrumental in developing and clinically testing many of the leading nutritional products. He is the President of the International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists, a member of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine, and belongs to many other professional organizations.

Prior to opening his own practice, for five years, Dr. Pescatore was the Associate Medical Director of The Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine working as the right-hand-man to the late, great Dr. Robert C. Atkins

Grounded in the latest cutting-edge science, the A-List Diet is a foolproof approach to eating healthy that will make your body feel good on the inside, which makes you look younger, slimmer, and better than ever—the natural way.

With a unique dieting innovation known as amino boosting, the A-List Diet goes beyond Atkins, beyond The Whole 30, beyond Eat Fat, Get Thin, and way beyond Paleo. By combining the benefits of amino boosting, protein rotation, inflammation busting, alkalization, and genetics, this diet maximizes your ability to drop weight.  More information is available at: 

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Dr Gil Kajiki, Natural Rx for Thyroid/AutoImmune Conditions.

Sunday, June 19th, 2016


My guests next Saturday, Dr Gil Kajiki is the founder of the Valley Thyroid Institute. He graduated from the Pasadena College of Chiropractic and has been a chiropractor for 30 years. The main focus of his practice is thyroid and Auto Immune conditions.

Through working with his patients he developed the Kajiki Protocol for determining thyroid and autoimmune issues with a particular concentration on Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. He offers his patients answers and protocols to improve thyroid function and overall health.

With his roots in chiropractic-biophysics, Dr. Kajiki was busy helping patients in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California with their spinal structural corrective care when his wife became ill with what at first appeared to be Epstein Barr.

As he watched his wife’s health deteriorate under the care of several doctors, Dr. Kajiki began a relentless search for answers to why his healthy wife could become so ill and yet no one seemed to know how to care for her. After more than two years of tests, medication, B12 shots, and finally hospitalization, it was her husband and not her medical provider who came to her rescue.

After countless hours of study, consultation with colleagues, and testing, Dr. Kajiki diagnosed his wife with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition that attacks the thyroid. He spent the next several months treating her autoimmune condition through natural supplements, lifestyle modifications, and dietary changes. She is now symptom free and doesn’t take any thyroid medication.

Dr. Kajiki couldn’t stand to think that perhaps somebody else was having to go through the prolonged struggle with this condition as he and his wife had. Because of this experience, he dedicated his practice to helping Hashimoto’s and low thyroid patients overcome their symptoms naturally.

Dr. Kajiki still works from his office in Tarzana, California, however his patients are from countries and cities all across the globe—many as far away as Canada, Romania, London and New Zealand. He is available to his patients in person, via skype or phone. Dr. Kajiki also has more than 100 video testimonials of successful outcomes from happy patients that implemented his Low Thyroid Protocol and are thrilled to tell the world of their success.

Dr. Kajiki has been interviewed several times on Lisa Garr’s “The Aware Show”, heard on KPFK. Garr (also a Hashimoto’s patient), collaborated with Dr. Kajiki on an educational 5 DVD series of self-help for patients with chronic thyroid problems called “The Thyroid Mystery Solved”. More information is available at:

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.

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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Dr Katie Rickel (weight loss) and Dr Laura Dabney (relationship problems of professional men) Next Guests on the Holistic Health Show.

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Katie Rickel

My first guest, Dr. Katie Rickel, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in weight management and health behavior modification. Dr. Rickel graduated summa cum laude from Duke University with a B.S. in Psychology. She earned her M.S. and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida. Following this, Dr. Rickel completed a clinical internship in Health Psychology – specializing in obesity – at Duke University Medical Center where she was trained in the management of chronic pain, behavioral weight loss and surgical interventions for obesity. Dr. Rickel’s research has been presented at numerous professional conferences and has been published in scientific journals and peer-reviewed publications. She has also been featured on The Doctor Oz show and on local news and radio media.  Additionally, Dr. Rickel has been quoted in Women’s Health magazine, Health magazine, the Huffington Post, Yahoo! Health, and


Dr. Rickel serves as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Structure House – a residential weight loss facility in Durham, North Carolina – where she provides clinical services and develops novel program enhancements. Most recently, she created a specialized program to treat binge eating disorder as well as a behavioral pain management program. She also developed a series of courses to educate and coach family members of overweight and obese individuals. In addition, Dr. Rickel strives to reach those individuals who cannot attend Structure House’s residential program in person. To that end, she has written a self-guided weight management workbook, “Structured for Life ®: 28 Day Weight Loss Action Plan” and has assisted in the creation of an online version of the Structure House treatment program:  In her spare time, Dr. Rickel is passionate about fitness and enjoys challenging herself in the areas of weight lifting, indoor cycling, and yoga.


My second guest, Laura F. Dabney, MD wants to live in a world where people with emotional problems are treated with dignity and respect and not as pharmaceutical experiments or parts of an assembly line.

As a relationship expert who specializes in professional men with relationship problems, she’s been showcased as a regular weekly co-host on the Hampton Roads local radio show WPTE Relationship 911,  featured as a guest on Alice Radio, Chicago, Ill, highlighted as a regular blogger for Hampton Roads Women’s Magazine and pegged as a regular admissions interviewer at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

When she’s not devoting time to helping professional men be as successful in their personal lives as they are in their business lives, you can find her slinging paint on canvases in her art studio, schussing down a mountain or hanging with her husband and two boys (young men really) at their favorite sushi bar.

Her first (and quite possibly the world’s first) book on the unique difficulties professional men face in long-term relationships is due to hit the shelves later this year. More information is available at:

Interviews with Cynthia Stamper Graff (holistic weight loss) Jessica Ortner (tapping and weight loss) and a brief Overview by Me (natural Rx for Lung Cancer) now Available for Listening.

Sunday, February 1st, 2015


Best Selling Author Cynthia Stamper Graff is the President and CEO of Lindora, the nation’s largest medical-based program that has helped more than 750,000 people lose 15 million pounds and is the author of The new Lean for Life-her first book sold over 1 million copies. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at:


Jessica Ortner 2

My second guest, Jessica Ortner is co=producer of Tapping Solutions, a documentary on EFT/MeriodianTapping and weight loss and has lead over 3,000 women through her weight loss program. More information was presented earlier on this site or can be found at:



With a Brief Overview of My Natural Lung Cancer Treatment 40 Years ago.


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Cynthia Stamper-Graff (Brain, Gut and Weight Loss) and Jessica Ortner (Tapping and Weight Loss) Next Guest.

Sunday, January 25th, 2015


Best-selling author Cynthia Stamper Graff is the president and CEO of Lindora, the nation’s largest medical-based weight loss program that has helped more than 750,000 people lose 15 million lbs during its 40-year history (79% of whom have kept off the weight).  She has appeared on CNN, “Good Morning America,” NY Times, LA Times, Woman’s Day, Redbook, etc. as a leading authority on adult and child weight issues.  She was the keynote speaker at the Obesity Society’s annual scientific meeting, one of the world’s largest gatherings of obesity professionals.

Graff is the author of “The New Lean for Life” (her first book sold more than 1 million copies).  This new book was published by Harlequin Enterprises Ltd. and co-written by French research and clinician Reginald Allouche, M.D.  It establishes the link between body, brain and gut.  “The New Lean for Life” is available at bookstores nationwide, and

Jessica Ortner 2

Jessica Ortner is a co-producer of The Tapping Solution, the breakthrough documentary film on EFT/meridian Tapping ( She has led more than 3,000 women through her revolutionary Weight Loss and Body Confidence online program, and she is also the host of The Tapping World Summit, an annual online event that has attracted more than 500,000 attendees from around the world. She has been interviewing experts in the personal development field since 2007, having conducted over more than 200 broadcast interviews to date. Follow Jessica on Twitter @JessicaOrtnerand on Facebook at



Dr Jamie Koufman (chronic cough) and Michelle Lewis (emotional eating) to be Next Guests.

Sunday, January 11th, 2015


My first guest, Dr Jamie A. Koufman,  is a physician and researcher on the topic of acid reflux.  She coined the terms “laryngopharyngeal reflux” and “silent reflux”.

Koufman is the founder and director of the Voice Institute of New York, a comprehensive voice and reflux treatment center, and Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology at New York Medical College. As a surgeon, Koufman pioneered laryngeal framework surgery in the United States and was a founding member of the International Association of Phonosurgery. She performs voice (vocal cord) reconstruction surgery and office-based minimally invasive laryngeal laser surgery.

Koufman is a past president of the American Bronchoesophagological Association. She has received the Honor Award and the Distinguished Service Awards of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, as well as the Casselberry Award and a Presidential Citation from the American Laryngological Association. For 25 years, Dr. Koufman has lectured and published in the fields of laryngology and acid reflux research. Castle Connolly has listed Dr. Koufman as a “Top Doctor” every year since 2001.

Koufman is the founder and director of the Voice Institute of New York, comprehensive voice and reflux treatment center, and Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology at New York medical College. As a surgeon, Koufman pioneered laryngeal framework surgery in the United States and was a founding member of the International Association of Phonosurgery. She performs voice (vocal cords)  reconstruction surgery and office-based minimally invasive laryngeal laser surgery.

Koufman is a past president of the American Bronchoesophagological Association.   She has received the Honor Award and the Distinguished Service Awards of the  American Academy of Otolaryngology,  as well as the Casselberry Award and a Presidential Citation from the American Laryngological Association. For 25 years, Dr. Koufman has lectured and published in the fields of laryngology and acid reflux research. Castle Connolly has listed Dr. Koufman as a “Top Doctor” every year since 2001.

Koufman is the principal author of Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure, which provides information on healthy eating for people with acid reflux  She is also the author of The Chronic Cough Enigma (2014) and is listed in Wikipedia. More information at:


My second guest, Michelle Lewis, has been working in the mental health field since 2001. She has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology  from Weber State University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Utah. She has spent her career working with adolescents and adults in a variety of treatment settings. Michelle is skilled at treating a variety of mental health issues, but specializes in emotional barriers to weight loss, emotional eating, binge eating, food addiction, codependency, self-esteem and stress management. She has also worked as a health and wellness coach helping clients achieve their health goals.

Michelle is a contributing expert for,  writing articles about  weight loss, , relationships, motivation and self care. She has had the opportunity to appear on several local television programs to discuss eating disorders and barriers to weight management.

When she is not working, Michelle enjoys cooking, hiking, traveling and spending time with her husband and dog. More information at:

Dr Jeffrey Anshel (nutrition and eye health) and Stefan Pinto (weight loss) Interviews from Yesterday.

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Guests on the show this week were Dr Jeffrey Anshel (left) and Stefan Pinto.

anshel-promo1Dr Anshel is in private practice in Carlsbad, California and has written numerous articles and 5 books on nutritional influences on eye health. He is president of the Ocular Nutrition society and lectures nationally to eye care providers on nutritional inbterventions. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at:

Stefan-Pinto-Before-and-AfterStefan Pinto lost 60 pounds and became a model.  He also founded the C diet on facebook and will discuss this diet.

Enjoy the interviews below.


Guests for Next Week are Jeffrey Anshel, M.D. (eye health) and Stefan Pinto (weight loss).

Sunday, June 1st, 2014



My first guest, Dr. Jeffrey Anshel, OD, FAAO, (left) is a 1975 graduate from the Illinois College of Optometry.  He has written numerous articles and five books regarding nutritional influences on vision and computer vision concerns. Dr. Anshel is the principal of Corporate Vision Consulting, where he addresses the issues surrounding visual demands while working with computers. He lectures nationally to eye care providers on nutrition topics. Dr. Anshel is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and Founder and President of the Ocular Nutrition Society. He maintains a private practice in Carlsbad, CA.

My second guest, Stefan Pinto, (before and after picture) lost 60 pounds, became a model and now helps others loose weight. He says: Your listeners may be interested in a fun, healthy and progressive “pound shedding” project that uses only Facebook and a camera phone. So far, over 28,000 photos of food have been submitted by participants. Called the C Diet® – (the C stands for choice), participants submit a photo of every, single meal they are about to consume and must indicate if their choice was based on convenience, calories, cost or a combination of all three. The project is supported by major supermarket brands which send the participant full product as an incentive to motivate them (a symbiotic gesture as the participants end up becoming customers of the brand. Like!). There are 20 brands supporting. If you think your listeners would be interested in knowing about the psychology behind the program, or just other information, I am happy to provide an interview. I used to be overweight; lost 60lbs and became a male model