Show Description/Host Topics

This show could save your life by providing you with comprehensive holistic interventions for staying well and overcoming illnesses. Staying healthy and overcoming illnesses involve a combination of body-mind-spirit-environment-relationship-political interventions. I believe these interventions should be the most effective ones available and also the least caustic and invasive. Many guests on this show will present an in depth discussion on one aspect of the whole holistic approach.. However, the host believes interventions in the six areas identified above should be used together for maximum effectiveness. On the premier show the host applied interventions in these six areas to wellness, stress, and cancer to help listeners see how they work together for wellness or recovery from illness.

The outcomes of interventions on health presented on this show and in my book Healthy Holistic Aging: A Blueprint for Success are based upon research. They show that eating a proper diet; exercising regularly; getting adequate sleep and rest; using affirmations and visualization; meditating and praying daily; having a positive outlook; developing the spiritual attributes of patience, faith, and forgiveness; maintaining close friendships; and living in a clean environment will assure a healthy life. These are some of the holistic health areas that will be presented on this show by the host and his guests.

The host was diagnosed with lung cancer and given 6 months to live by his primary care physician and specialist 36 years ago. Refusing chemotherapy and surgery he elected instead to use a holistic alternative approach. He has continued this approach and now at age 76 he has no chronic illnesses and no prescribed medications. To put this in context research shows that 89% of all people over age 65 have chronic illnesses and prescribed medications and the average for those at age 75 is 3 chronic illnesses and 5 prescribed medications. So I know that the holistic approach works. The goal of the host is to assist others to achieve similar results in their lives so they can enjoy their elder years free of chronic illnesses and the accompanying pain, expenses, and inconveniences experienced. Categories of topics covered on the show are identified here.

The show will offer a theme for each month such as mental aspects, physical aspects and so forth. The theme for the month and the expert guests to be interviewed will be identified on the blog each month.

The Host

Dr Carl O. Helvie is a registered nurse with a masters in public health nursing focusing on wellness (U of California), a second masters degree in public health and wellness (Johns Hopkins U) a doctorate in public health and wellness.(Johns Hopkins U). and post doctoral study in the Divinity school at Duke University. He has 60 years experience as a nurse practitioner, educator, author, and researcher and during that time has helped thousands of patients improve their health and taught around 4,000 graduate and undergraduate nursing students. Most recently, in 2002 he taught at the University of Applied Sciences in Frankfurt, Germany and served as a nursing consultant to Russia. He has published 7 books (the latest being Healthy Holistic Aging: A Blueprint for Success), and 3 additional book chapters in the U.S.A and Germany, over 55 articles and presented over 55 research papers around the United States and Europe, and received grants up to $800,000. He was recognized in all major references books including Who’s Who; Who’s Who in Virginia, Outstanding Educator in America; Men of Achievement; and American Men and Women in Science. In 1999 he was awarded the Distinguished Career in Public Health Award by the American Public Health Association. He has lectured and given community, national and international presentations since 1961 to such groups as the Optimist club; American Business Women; The American Public Health Assn; Sigma Theta Tau International, The International Family Nursing Conference, and the Virginia Library Association. In 2007 he was interviewed on over 45 radio show about his book Healthy Holistic Aging in the United States including Alaska and Hawaii, and in Canada. Dr Helvie’s latest book, You Can Beat Cancer: Here’s How Using Alternative Interventions, is in press and will be available in 2012.

Selected Helvie Quotes related to Holistic Health

Wrinkles, like illnesses, are primarily a lifestyle choice and can be prevented.

A higher source, that I call God, is always available to keep us healthy if we listen.

A healthy quality life at age 100 is possible.

Health and illnesses result from our decisions and actions and can be changed.

Body, Mind, and Spirit; Relationships; the Environment; and Politics all affect our health and illnesses and should be a part of holistic health care.

A Message from the Radio Host

Please keep in mind that health, environment, and relationship information is an ever-changing process. As new research broadens our knowledge in these areas, changes in prevention and treatment follow. The host of this show has checked with sources believed to be reliable in his effort to provide information that is complete, accurate, and reliable. However, in view of the possibility of human error or changes in research findings, neither the radio host, guests, the producer nor any other party who have been involved in the preparation or communication of this information is responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information. Listeners are encouraged to confirm the information presented on this radio program with other sources.

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