Posts Tagged ‘inflammation’

Cannabis Extract Expert, Mara Gordon, Speaks on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Mara Gordon, founder, Chief Process Engineer, specializes in the development of cannabis extract treatment protocols for seriously ill patients in California. She is the co-founder of Aunt Zelda’s, Calla Spring Wellness, and Zelda Therapeutics.

Prior to Aunt Zelda’s, Mara worked as a process engineer, helping Fortune 500 companies create intelligent software by utilizing the Rational Unified Process. This experience has enabled her to take a detailed and scientific approach to medical cannabis.

Recognizing a need for patient-focused software, Gordon created CDRMed, an EMR specially developed for the healthcare community. With CDRMed, physicians and medical health professionals are able to make treatment recommendations based on the latest and highest-quality data. This takes the guesswork out of selecting the correct medicines at the dispensary.

Gordon sits on the boards of Zelda Therapeutics, Daya Foundation, International Cannabis Standards Board (ICSB), and Hmbldt. She has presented at multiple CME-accredited medical conferences, including Patients Out of Time 2014, and at POT 2016, delivered a 3.5 hour course along with Drs Cristina Sanchez, Manuel Guzman, and Joe D. Goldstrich. Gordon has spoken at medical cannabis conferences in Australia, Costa Rica, Chile, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Israel, as well as numerous events throughout the USA and worldwide. These include CannMed held at Harvard Medical School in April 2016, and Medical Marijuana for Professionals 2014 and 2016. Her work is featured in the upcoming documentaries, “Weed the People”, “Mary Janes: Women of Weed”, and in Joe Dolce’s book, “Brave New Weed”.More information at: https://www.medicaljane.com/directory/professional/mara-gordon/  

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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: http://drpescatore.com/ 

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Dr Sunil Pai discusses Inflammation Nation.

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

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Sunil Pai, MD is Board Certified in Holistic Integrative Medicine. After his residency in Family Medicine at the University of New Mexico he became Board Certified in Family Medicine.  He was one of the first physicians 16 years ago in the U.S. to become a Fellow of the Program in Integrative Medicine at University of Arizona (Class 2002) directed by Dr. Andrew Weil. He is certified by Dr. Deepak Chopra as a Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor and a Creating Health (Ayurveda Lifestyle) Instructor. He is also certified in Functional Medicine, Physiological Regulating Medicine, Medical Acupuncture and Neuro-Acupuncture through Stanford University School of Medicine and Dr. Jason Hao. Dr. Pai is the Vice President of the Neuro-Acupuncture Institute, a non-profit organization focusing on teaching physicians neuroacupuncture which is focused for pain conditions and neurological dysfunction such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, parkinsons and traumatic brain injury.  Dr. Pai also specializes in Auriculotherapy focusing on treatment of both food and inhalant allergies. Dr. Pai is also certified in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University and the T. Colin Campbell Foundation and teaches each patient about the health benefits of eating whole food plant based diets. Dr. Pai has undergone specialized training in Ayurvedic Medicine at the Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda, and Intensive Yoga Therapies at the Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana in India.

Sunil Pai, MD is a Deacon of the House of Sanjevani Integrative Medicine Health & Lifestyle Center located in Albuquerque, an Integrated Auxiliary of the Priory of Santa Fe.  As a nonprofit organization, they provide full service health education and Integrative Medicine services with emphasis in indigenous and natural medicines. Sanjevani is certified by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), as an Educational Alliance Partner for delivering evidence based, clinical plant based nutritional programs.

Dr. Pai specializes in custom formulation of dietary supplements including vitamins, minerals, Ayurvedic herbs, medical foods, and homeopathics using safe, clinically effective ingredients. He has been a consultant to various nutraceutical companies as well as functional medicine testing companies. Over the past 14 years, Dr. Pai has studied the processing of raw materials from farm to manufacturing and from the bench top research to clinical studies. His interest in the benefits of natural therapies led to the development of Sanjevani nutraceutical products. Dr. Pai has become internationally recognized by his Sanjevani’s flagship product, Bosmeric-SR®, the strongest natural supplement for pain and inflammation support available worldwide. The all-natural, patented ingredients in a bi-layered tablet provides an immediate action within 20 minutes and sustained release over an 8 hour period.

Dr. Pai recently released his critically acclaimed book An Inflammation Nation (Forward by Dr. Andrew Weil), The Definitive 10-step Guide to Preventing, Treating and Reversing All Diseases Through Diet, Lifestyle and the Use of Natural Anti-Inflammatories for the prevention and treatment of chronic. More information is available at: https://www.sanjevani.net/

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 http://www.FiveToThrivePlan.com, 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 http://www.drlise.net.

Prostate Cancer, Inflammation, and Vitamin D.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

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A new study published in the journal Prostate concluded that inflammation may be the link between Vitamin D and prostate cancer. Specifically the study demonstrated that the gene GDF-15, known to be upregulated by Vitamin D, is missing in samples of human prostate cancer driven by inflammation.  The researchers wanted to determine what genes Vitamin D is turning off in prostate cancer because it was known that puting vitamin D on prostate cancer cells inhibits their growth but has not been declared an anticancer agent.

The researchers said ” We thought there might be high levels of GDF-15 in normal tissue and low in prostate cancer, but we found that in a large cohort of human prostate tissue samples, expression of GDF-15 did not track with either normal or cancerous prostate tissue.” They then discovered that GDF-15 was uniformly low in samples of prostate tissue containing inflammation.  They said “Inflammation is thought to drive many cancers including prostate, gastric and colon. Therefore, GDF-15 may be a good thing in keeping prostate tissue healthy–it suppresses inflammation, which is a bad actor potentially driving prostate cancer.” They also found that the gene GDF-15 supresses inflammation by inhibiting another target, NFkB that has been shown to promiote inflammation and contribute to tumor formation in previous studies. Research is ongoing.

Dr Craig Weiner (ADHD) and Julie Daniluk (Nutrition and Inflammation) Interviews Available.

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

dr craig weinerjulie daniluk My guests on Saturday were Dr Craig Weiner and Julie Daniluk.

Dr Weiner is a licensed psychologist in private practice and has written 3 books on ADHD. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at:http://www.craigwiener.com

Dr Julie Daniluk is a nutritionist, host of Healthy Gourmet on OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) , author of Meals that Heal Inflammation, has spoken in Parliament, and been interviewed on numerous radio and television shows. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at: http://www.JulieDaniluk.com

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Can Green Tea Inhibit Prostate Cancer Tumor Growth?

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

A new study presented at the 11th annual AACR International conferences on Frontiers in Cancer prevention Research concluded that men with prostate cancer who consumed green tea prior to undergoing surgery (prostatetectomy) had reductions in markers of inflammation. The researcher said ” This research offers new insights into the mechanisms by which green tea consumption may reduce the risk of prostate cancer by opposing processes such as inflammation, which are associated with prostate cancer growth.”

Sixty seven men with prostate cancer scheduled for prostatect0my were randomly assigned to a group either receiving 6 cups of green tea or water daily for 3 to 8 weeks depending upon their scheduled surgery. Researchers collected blood and urine samples before and after the green tea or water consumption and collected prostate tissue following the pathology exam.

Data showed the prostate specific antigen (PSA) concentrations were significantly lower at the end of the study compared with baseline levels in men consuming green tea . In addition, prostate tissue PSA protein expression was lower in en assigned to green tea consumption+ compared to men drinking water (control group,) at the end of the study. In addition, the immunostaining analysis showed that the nuclear factor kappa B, a marker of inflammation, was significantly lower in the men assigned to consume green tea compared to those in the water drinking group. Further research is planned.

Interviews with Dr Mark Moyad, Dr Thomas O’Bryan, Dr Carl O Helvie now Available for Listening.

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Interviews with Dr Mark Moyad,  Dr Thomas O’Bryan,and  Dr Carl O Helvie  follow. Dr Moyad occupies an endowed position -at the University of Michigan, is internationally known for his work in cancer and immunology, has published 9 books and over 10 articles and traveled around the world lecturing to health care professionals and others. More of his extensive biography was presented earlier on this site.

Dr Thomas O’Bryan is an international recognized speaker and workshop leader specializing in gluten sensitivity and celiac disease.  More of his biography was presented earlier on this site.

Dr Carl O Helvie, a registered nurse with a doctorate in public health and 60 years experience, is author of 8 books, over 100 articles and international presentations, and host of the Holistic Health Show.

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Interviews with Dr Jacob Teitelbaum (Fibromalgia, CFS, Alzheimers) and Kristin Mallon (Midwifery) Now Available for Listening.

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Guests on the show yesterday were Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum (left) and Kristin mallon (right).

Dr Teitelbaum is one of the leading authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome and has written best selling books, appeared on major radio and television programs and spoken internationally. More information is available at: http://www.endfatigue.com

Kristin Mallon is a certified nurse midwife with a masters in nursing and is in private practice in northern new Jersey and is a published author and breastfeeding counselor. More information is available at: http://www.njmidwifery.com

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Research Finds Link Between Inflammation, Bacterial Communities and Cancer.

Friday, August 24th, 2012

A new study published online in the journal Science concluded that a significant disturbance in the human body can profoundly alter the makeup of an otherwise stable microbial community coexisting within it and that changes in the internal ecology can result in unexpected and drastic consequences for human health. In a series of experiments using mice prone to intestinal inflammation the researchers found that inflammation caused simplification in diverse communities of gut microbes and allowed a new bacterial population  to establish a foothold. These pathogens then may damage host cells increasing the risk of developing colorectal cancer. Bacteria taxa often invading the disturbed intestinal ecosystem were E.Coli and related bacteria. By putting E. coli bacteria in mice raised in a sterile environment the researchers found that the presence of  E. coli promoted  tumor formation but when the region of the E. coli genome responsible for DNA damage was removed the ability of the E. coli to cause tumors was significantly decreased.  Researchers also found an E. coli variant with the suspected genes in a high percentage of human patients with colorectal cancer and irritable bowel disease.

There first study looked at determining a clear connection between the physiological condition of intestinal inflammation and a subsequent change in microbial communities in the gut. They used mice that are genetically prone to inflammation because they lack the gene that suppresses the inflammation response. The researchers compared bacterial communities in the inflamed gut of this group of mice with those bacteria  in healthy field mice. They found the diversity of different kinds of bacteria was lower in the mice with genetically facilitated inflammation but there was little difference in the microbial diversity between those that had inflammation and those that had cancer and this indicated that inflammation was the critical factor affecting microbe populations. They said ” A shift in the microbial community is associated with inflammation.” “It is interesting that the microbial community is actually  changing with the disease state, which indicates that it is either responding to or contributing to the disease state.”

Next they studied whether or not there was a relationship between E. coli and colorectal cancer. For this they raised sterile (bacteria free) mice that were genetically prone to inflammation  and inoculated each mouse with either E. coli variant (NC lOl) or Enterococcus faecalis, another common gut bacteria.  Both groups of the inflammation prone mice developed severe gut inflammation (colitis) but of significance, 80 percent of the E. coli infected mice also developed cxolorectal cancer, while the other group remained cancer-free. The researchers said it was the presence of the  E. coli in an inflammed environment that lead to the cancer rather than the inflammation itself.

Next they wanted to know what was it in the E. coli that caused cancer. Knowing that some strains of E.coli have a set of genes known as “the pks island” that have been implicated in pathways causing DNA damage, they innoculated mice with a modified NC lOl  E. coli that lacked the pks island and the mice still developed inflammation but  had a dramatically  reduced rate of tumors. Researchers concluded that host-microbial interactions that allow E. coli to cause inflammation are distinct from the interactions that cause the inflammation to progress to cancer.

Their next step was to look at human subjects to see if there was an association of pks containing bacteria with colorectal cancer. Subjects included 24 healthy people, 35 people with irritable bowel disease (including inflammation) , and 21 with colorectal cancer.  Researchers said “Remarkably, we found the bug with pks in only 5 out of 24 controls (29% in healthy people), but if you look at people with inflammatory bowel disease, the bug and pks were present in 14 out of 35 (40%), and with people with colorectal cancer it was 15 out of 21 (66.7%).”  “These are exciting results because they suggest there may be a direct link between changes in tyhe gut microbiome and the progression from inflammation to cancer.”