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Survive and Live Well Radio Show

Welcome to Survive and Live Well, tips to treat and beat cancer! My encounter with breast cancer propelled me on a life-changing course. One that took me from the darkness of cancer to empowering women to find the best treatment and team for their cancer, and to move on to a life of wellness. 

Choice, it gives us a feeling of empowerment—it allows us to regain the much needed control we somehow lost when we heard “you have cancer”. That’s why on Survive and Live Well we empower you with the information you need to make the best possible choices for your cancer, to take control of your health, and to help you along the road to survival.  After all, if you don’t know  your options, you don’t have any.

Each week I chat with the experts about treatment options and lifestyle choices that can help you not just treat cancer, but beat cancer, survive, thrive and live well.  

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June 16th, 2015~Cancer Stem Cells and Progression of Disease

MBS Photo of 7-16-10 Trees background MBS071610ADr. Michael B. Schachter is a magna cum laude graduate of Columbia College and Columbia P&S Medical School in NYC. He is also a Board Certified Psychiatrist and a Certified Nutrition Specialist. Dr. Schachter has been involved with nutritional and integrative health care for 35 years.  A leader in alternative cancer therapies, EDTA chelation and orthomolecular psychiatry, he is a past president of the American College of Advancement in Medicine (ACAM).  He has authored numerous articles and was a major contributor to Burton Goldberg’s classic “Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Cancer”. His book “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Depression” (Warner, 2006), discusses natural ways of treating depression rather than just with medication. His published 2010 paper “Integrative Oncology for Clinicians and Cancer Patients” helps to guide patients in developing a cancer treatment program. In 2010, Dr. Schachter received the Humanitarian Award from the Cancer Control Society in California. He has a special interest in the role of iodine in health and disease. Dr. Schachter is the director of the Schachter Center for Complementary Medicine in Suffern, NY where he and his able staff treat a wide variety of medical challenges.

Much more information about Dr. Schachter and the Center are available at the website:  www.schachtercenter.com.  Many articles by Dr Schachter can be accessed from this site, but you may wish to read this one in particular: Integrating Nutrition and Selected Controversial Nutritional Supplements into a Cancer Treatment Program.

Replay this show: Cancer Stem Cells: What You Need to Know Now

June 9th, 2015~ Helayne Waldman MS, EdD: Modulating Hormones with Diet and Supplements

Helayne Waldman is a holistic nutrition educator with a passion for helping those with breast cancer.  A faculty member at Hawthorn University, Waldman is also a columnist, a private practitioner, and a consultant to breast cancer clinics and doctors in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She is also the co-author of The Whole-Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors, an integrative, whole-foods guide to rebuilding health after surviving breast cancer, and reducing risk of recurrence.

For a sneak preview of Helayne’s book, please visit www.wholefoodguideforbreastcanncer.com. Find Helayne at: http://www.turning-the-tables.com

June 2nd, 2015–Brian Brunius~ Reiki and the Cancer Patient

Brian-Brunius-leftBrian Brunius, founder and director of the NYC Reiki Center, is a Reiki Master Instructor who sees clients in his Manhattan office and provides consultation by telephone to those outside of the NYC area. He travels extensively, sharing the energy of Reiki all over the world.

Brian began his study of Reiki in 1995 when he took the first degree course with John Harvey Gray in New York City. In 1997 he took the second degree with John. In 2010 he completed a three-year master apprenticeship to enable him to teach Reiki courses as a Master recognized by The Reiki Alliance, an international community of Reiki Masters dedicated to the practice of Usui Shiki Ryoho, the Usui System of Natural Healing.

Since 1997, Brian has developed a reputation for Absent Treatments, working with people across great distances and time zones to help them achieve their healing goals. He is also available for in-office Reiki treatments in New York City. He teaches Reiki classes monthly in New York City, and is available by request to teach in other locations, for organizations, and for corporate events and gatherings.

May 26th, 2015–Mark Roby: Lifelines to Cancer Survival

Lifelines3DBookMark Roby’s fascination with nature, health, and science started at a young age. His grandfather taught him about nature, animal, and plant habitat, natural foods, and supplements. Working as a lab assistant and volunteering at an inner city hospital emergency room while in college, Roby became intrigued with the practice of medicine. He became a Physician Assistant and later obtained an advanced diploma in Naturopathy.

It was while living in New York in 1986 that Roby read some of the works of Dr. Gerald Jampolsky, psychiatrist and founder of The Center for Attitudinal Healing, which had a profound influence on him. Later, Roby and Jerry became friends. And in 1991, Roby cofounded the Metro Detroit Center for Attitudinal Healing with Dr. Laurie Pappas. He was the executive director from 1991 to 1998.

Diagnosed in 2002 with one of the rarest liver sarcomas in the world, Roby knew he was up against the wall after clinicians from around the country predicted a short life span and offered only palliative chemotherapy. Besides radically changing his diet, he knew that he would have to go way beyond the standard of care if he wanted to survive. Roby became an incessant researcher, looking for advanced and novel testing of his tumor, and searching for eclectic clinicians who could offer him cutting-edge therapies.

A researcher from MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston became his guide and ally, mentoring him with crucial strategies that are still keeping him alive. He has also had consults with hospitals in both the U.S. and Europe. Along the way, Roby had a liver transplant. Based on the genetic profiles of his tumors, today he is taking an advanced agent to maintain his remission.

For the past three decades, Roby has held clinical positions at teaching hospitals, such as Montefiore Medical Center (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NYC) and Henry Ford Medical Center (Wayne State University School of Medicine, metro Detroit). In the last eight years, he has served as an integrative clinician and consultant. He has lectured extensively for over 20 years on Attitudinal Healing and integrative medicine. He is also an active member of The Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, and he’s on the Board of The Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation, which supports integrative medicine.

Roby’s story has appeared in the New York Daily News, The Detroit News, and Tami Boehmer’s new book Miracle Survivors: Beating the Odds of Incurable Cancer. He is available for speaking engagements and consultations and can be contacted through his website (www.LifelinestoCancerSurvival.com).

May 19th, 2015–Dr Lena Suhaila, ND, FABNO: Evidence Based Natural Medicine to Help Decrease Common Chemotherapy and Radiation Side Effects

lenaDr. Lena Suhaila, ND, FABNO is a board certified Naturopathic Oncologist with a background in molecular biology research and pharmacokinetic analysis.

Dr. Suhaila received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from The National College of Natural Medicine and, after a two-year integrative oncology residency, joined the medical staff at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). She now serves as the medical director at Pacific Integrative Oncology in the San Francisco Bay. She also conducts cancer wellness retreats in Bali. http://www.naturallywellwithin.com

May 12th, 2015–Yuliana Kim-Grant~Yoga For the Cancer Patient

yuliannaYuliana Kim-Grant’s journey as a professional writer to writer/yoga teacher came from her own deep love for her own yoga practice. Not only did she become stronger physically, she found the greatest gift of the practice was the self-healing from one’s personal ailments that can occur with daily practice. As a yoga teacher she tries to teach her students the power of the breath and physical movement as a powerful healing tool. Her understanding of the internal journey for yoga and any creative endeavor has provided her with great empathy for her own process as both a yoga teacher and a professional writer.

May 5th, 2015-April Fontana: Live Healing Call-in Show

aprilMy name is April Fontana. I am internationally known as The Oracle Healer. I live in Santa Monica California, originally from Upstate New York. In my very early years I knew there was something very unique about me but didn’t understand it fully for quite some time. I am now on a mission to heal as many people and pets as humanly possible. I am the founder of the energy healing technique called “The Oracle Method”. I also do Clairvoyant readings. I teach my techniques for worldwide health, happiness and freedom. I am a Medical Intuitive, Sensitive, Animal Communicator, Clairvoyant, Empath, Medium, Energy Healer and Surgeon.

April 28th, 2015–Dr Christine Horner, MD~Preemptive Strike Against BRCA: What Can Women Learn About Cancer Prevention From Angelina Jolie’s Surgeries?

Dr Christine HornerChristine Horner, M.D., FACS, is a nationally known surgeon, author and professional speaker. She holds two board certifications: the National Board of Surgery and the National Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Horner was recognized as a leader in her field shortly after starting her plastic and reconstructive surgery practice because she successfully ran a national campaign to pass laws requiring insurance companies to pay for breast reconstruction following mastectomy. Her five-year crusade with the Breast Reconstruction Advocacy Project (BRA Project) led to the passage of a federal law that was signed by President Bill Clinton on October 21, 1998. The law was unprecedented because it was the first law Congress had ever passed requiring insurance companies to pay for a specific surgical procedure. Dr. Horner is the award-winning author of, “Waking The Warrior Goddess: Dr. Christine Horner’s Program to Protect Against and Fight Breast Cancer,” (3rd Edition/Oct. 2013/Basic Health) and is one of the country’s leading authorities on breast cancer prevention.

April 21st, 2015–Stephanie Dessi Kiley~Lymphedema: What You Need To Know Now 

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Born and raised in New York, Stephanie is a licensed Occupational Therapist and Certified Lymphedema Therapist, with 15 years experience.  She specializes in upper extremity orthopedics (neck, shoulder, arm, elbow, hand), and has a passion for helping breast cancer patients.

Stephanie obtained a Bachelors in Psychology in 1997, and Masters in Occupational Therapy in 2001.  She started her career as an Occupational Therapist in 2001 at Beth Israel Medical Center, where she founded the Lymphedema Rehabilitation Program.  She was one of the most sought after therapists at Beth Israel for seven years, where she saw more than 3,500 patients per year.  Stephanie opened a private practice in 2008, which has thrived over the past seven years.  She has a broad professional network within the local medical community, and speaks regularly on the topic of breast cancer recovery and Lymphedema at hospitals and facilities throughout New York City.

April 14th, 2015 –Dr Peter Reznik: Psycotherapy~Learning from, speaking to, and changing your body

peter ResnikDr. Peter Reznik has been a practitioner of the Mind-Body Integrative Therapy for over 30 years. He is a faculty member of the American Institute of Mental Imagery, and a staff member of the Schachter Center for Complementary Medicine. A former director of the Petrie Institute of Hypnosis, and consultant to the American Health Foundation, he has practiced therapy and conducted wellness seminars for thirty years in Ukraine, Russia, Israel, France and the United States. Dr Resnik holds Master degrees in linguistics and social work and a Doctorate in health and human services. He received his post-graduate training at the American Institute of Mental Imagery. Dr. Reznik is a recognized specialist in the fields of mind/body integrative therapy, behavior modification, mental imagery, dream work, clinical hypnosis, and morphology.

Dr. Reznik practices a millennia-old Mediterranean tradition of healing taught to him by Dr. Gerald Epstein and Mme. Mme. Colette Aboulker-Muscat. He has conducted wellness programs for such corporations as Conde Nast Publications, Lilco, Smith Barney, Citibank, Morgan Stanley, Con Edison, Grey Advertising, Estee Lauder, and Midas Co.

Dr. Reznik has been interviewed by such popular magazines as “New York”, “Elle”, “Mirabella”, “Sassy”, “B.E.”, “Detail”, “Harper’s Bazaar”, “Self”, and “Organic Style”. He appeared as a guest on National Public Radio, Fox Five News, BBC, and WBAI’s “Natural Living with Gary Null”.  He was also featured in documentaries “Wake up and get healthy”, “Sexual Healing”, and “Love”.

 April 7th, 2015– April Fontana The Oracle Healer

aprilMy name is April Fontana. I am internationally known as The Oracle Healer. I live in Santa Monica California, originally from Upstate New York. In my very early years I knew there was something very unique about me but didn’t understand it fully for quite some time. I am now on a mission to heal as many people and pets as humanly possible. I am the founder of the energy healing technique called “The Oracle Method”. I also do Clairvoyant readings. I teach my techniques for worldwide health, happiness and freedom. I am a Medical Intuitive, Sensitive, Animal Communicator, Clairvoyant, Empath, Medium, Energy Healer and Surgeon.

March 31st, 2015–Holly Hallowell CECP~Releasing Energetic Imbalances and Trapped Emotions

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Holly Hallowell is a Certified Emotion Code Practitioner at Pathways Natural Wellness Center in Arvada, CO.  She believes our body’s natural state is health and combines several modalities to help the body remain in or remember complete balance.  She uses essential oils and crystals to help facilitate the release of energetic imbalances as well as the Emotion Code to enable the release of negative trapped emotions.  She is writing a book called the Crystal Codes which introduces a new and simple way for anyone to harness the natural healing energy of crystals.  With no experience required, it allows one to decipher the perfect combination of crystals through muscle testing and administer the energy balancing through frequency delivery.

March 24th, 2015–Dr Shani Fox–Beyond a ‘New Normal’: Creating Extraordinary Wellness After Cancer

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As a holistic physician healing people with cancer and deep-seated chronic conditions, Dr. Shani Fox noticed that people who have lost touch with their personal vision are never really well, while those committed to their values and vision can achieve extraordinary wellness, even from the midst of disease.  Now Dr. Shani inspires people to dream – and to reach for their dreams – as part of their healing journey.

Deeply moved by her father’s example of a life well-lived, Dr. Shani left a lucrative corporate position to fulfill her own dream of becoming a holistic physician.  Along the way she learned first-hand how wholehearted commitment to a dream calls forth breathtaking support from the Universe, leading to unexpected success.

Dr. Shani has made multiple TV and radio appearances, and is the producer and host of the live teleconference series “COURAGE AND GRACE: Stories of Remarkable Cancer Survivors.” She offers expert, individualized medical care and transformational coaching programs to help people achieve new levels of wellness, joy and fulfillment.

 

Heather Barrett, ND –Naturopathic Doctors: Helping you overcome breast cancer

heather barrettDr. Heather Barrett is a California licensed Naturopathic Doctor.  She has a general practice at Synergy Natural Medicine Clinic near Los Angeles, California.  In addition to her general practice she is researching the latest information on diet, herbs, supplements, and other holistic therapies that are effective for women with breast cancer.

Dr. Barrett is also in the process of developing Integrative Cancer Treatment programs for patients who are undergoing conventional breast cancer treatment –with the ultimate goal of supporting research and helping every woman with breast cancer become a breast cancer survivor.

February 10th, 2015–Tami Boehmer~Miracle Survivors

Tami profile picAfter more than 20 years working in health care public relations, Tami Boehmer was thrust into the world as a patient. In February 2008, she was diagnosed with a metastatic breast cancer recurrence–months after celebrating her five-year, cancer-free anniversary.

Unwilling to accept a grim prognosis, she decided to interview survivors nationwide who have lived far beyond what the medical establishment predicted. Tami compiled these amazing stories into her book, From Incurable to Incredible: Cancer Survivors Who Beat the Odds. Tami shares these stories, as well as valuable information on healing the body, mind and spirit; on her Web site and blog, www.MiracleSurvivors.com.

For three years in a row, Tami’s blog has been included in Healthline.com’s Best of the Web. Tami was also named one of the Top 10 Most Influential Breast Cancer Bloggers on Twitter by Cision Navigator, a site dedicated to providing public relations, communications, and marketing resources.

 From Incurable to Incredible was named the winner of the Health-Medical category of the 2011 Readers Favorite Awards and award-winning finalist in the “Health: Cancer” category of the 2011 International Book Awards. Her second book, Miracle Survivors, was released by Skyhorse Publishing in November 2014. According to Kelly Turner,PhD, best-selling author of Radical Remissions, “this book … will give you a sense that all is not lost.”

Tami lives with her husband Mike, daughter Chrissy and furry feline AJ in Cincinnati,Ohio. She divides her time between caring for her family, blogging, fulfilling speaking engagements, serving as a mentor for other cancer survivors.

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February 3rd, 2015––Dr Bernie Siegel–The Art of Healing

Bernie_Siegel_1bDr. Bernie Siegel attended Colgate University and Cornell University Medical College. He holds membership in two scholastic honor societies, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha and graduated with honors. His surgical training took place at YaleNew HavenHospital, West Haven Veteran’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He retired from practice as an assistant clinical professor of surgery at Yale of general and pediatric surgery in 1989 to speak to patients and their caregivers.

In 1978 he originated Exceptional Cancer Patients, a specific form of individual and group therapy utilizing patients’ drawings, dreams, images and feelings. ECaP is based on “carefrontation,” a safe, loving therapeutic confrontation, which facilitates personal lifestyle changes, personal empowerment and healing of the individual’s life. The physical, spiritual and psychological benefits which followed led to his desire to make everyone aware of his or her healing potential. He realized exceptional behavior is what we are all capable of.

In 1986 his first book, Love. Medicine & Miracles was published. This event redirected his life. In 1989 Peace, Love & Healing and in 1993 How To Live Between Office Visits followed. He is currently working on other books with the goal of humanizing medical education and medical care, as well as, empowering patients and teaching survival behavior to enhance immune system competency. Bernie’s realization that we all need help dealing with the difficulties of life, not just the physical ones, led to Bernie writing his fourth book in 1998 Prescriptions for Living. It helps people to become aware of the eternal truths and wisdom of the sages through Bernie’s stories and insights rather than wait a personal disaster. He wants to help people fix their lives before they are broken, and thus not have to become strong at the broken places. Published in 2003 are Help Me To Heal to empower patients and their caregivers and 365 Prescriptions For The Soul, in 2004 a children’s book about how difficulties can become blessings, Smudge Bunny, in 2005 101 Exercises For The Soul and out in the Fall of 2006 a prescriptions for parenting book Love, Magic & Mud Pies. Published in 2008 Buddy’s Candle, for children of all ages, related to dealing with the loss of a loved one, be it a pet or parent, and published in 2009 Faith, Hope & Healing with inspiring survivor stories and my reflections about what they teach us. Also out is Words Swords, my poetry and chance to write and react with your own. In the Fall of 2011 A Book of Miracles was published with amazing stories and my comments. Learn more: http://www.BernieSiegelMD.com.

 

 

October 21st, 2014: Dr Michael Schachter, MD, CNS, FACAM: Searching for Answers for Cancer Patients–the Wrap Up.

Dr. Michael B. Schachter is a magna cum laude graduate of Columbia College and Columbia P&S Medical School in NYC. He is also a Board Certified Psychiatrist and a Certified Nutrition Specialist. Dr. Schachter has been involved with nutritional and integrative health care for 35 years.  A leader in alternative cancer therapies, EDTA chelation and orthomolecular psychiatry, he is a past president of the American College of Advancement in Medicine (ACAM).  He has authored numerous articles and was a major contributor to Burton Goldberg’s classic “Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Cancer”. His book “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Depression” (Warner, 2006), discusses natural ways of treating depression rather than just with medication. His published 2010 paper “Integrative Oncology for Clinicians and Cancer Patients” helps to guide patients in developing a cancer treatment program. In 2010, Dr. Schachter received the Humanitarian Award from the Cancer Control Society in California. He has a special interest in the role of iodine in health and disease. Dr. Schachter is the director of the Schachter Center for Complementary Medicine in Suffern, NY where he and his able staff treat a wide variety of medical challenges.

In previous interviews on this program, Dr. Schachter has discussed several aspects of a cancer prevention and/or treatment program, including the use of Salvestrols, the ketogenic diet for cancer patients and several other topics. In part one of this series, he presented a critical analysis of current conventional cancer standard of care practices.  In part II he critiqued the notion the ketogenic diet for all cancer patients, and he discussed what he believes to be important areas for the cancer clinician and the cancer patient to consider as part of a total program. Ingestion of relatively large doses of fat-soluble vitamins (especially vitamins D, K2 and A) in the prevention and management of cancer is an important topic that should be considered. Fat soluble vitamins have the potential for being toxic and must be taken with knowledge and clinical monitoring. In his view, this extremely important area is totally ignored by conventional physicians and mostly ignored by practitioners doing integrative oncology. In Part III we talked about why vitamin D affects so many systems in the body. We will alsocritiqued Salvestrols– case studies in Journeys to Wellness, and ways of improving the results of conventional cancer treatment as discussed in Ralph Moss’ book “Customized Cancer Treatment”.

Much more information about Dr. Schachter and the Center are available at the website:  www.schachtercenter.com.  Many articles by Dr Schachter can be accessed from this site, but you may wish to read this one in particular: Integrating Nutrition and Selected Controversial Nutritional Supplements into a Cancer Treatment Program.

Tuesday October 14th, 2014–Dr Mitch Gaynor MD~Integrative Oncology: Getting to the Root Cause of Cancer

drgaynor_headshotMitchell Gaynor, M.D. is Founder and President of Gaynor Integrative Oncology (www.dr.gaynor.com), Assistant Attending Physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College.  He has held the position of Director of Medical Oncology at The Strang Cancer Prevention Center where he still serves as a consultant.  He is also former Medical Director and Director of Medical Oncology at the Weill Cornell Medical Center Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine.  He has served on the Executive Review Panel at the Department of Defense – Alternative Medicine for Breast Cancer Sector and the Smithsonian Institute’s Symposium on New Frontier in Breast Cancer and the Environment.  He is a frequent speaker and lecturer at hospitals, conferences, and universities throughout America and abroad.  He conducts on-going healing sessions for patients and families using meditation and chanting with Tibetan bowls.  Dr. Gaynor is also the best selling author of four books and a CD focusing on healing, health and the environment and cancer prevention. http://www.gaynoroncology.com/

Tuesday October 7th, 2014–Chris Wark: The Chemo-Free Healing Story of His Stage 3 Colon Cancer 

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Real estate investor and musician Chris Wark was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer in 2003, at 26 years old. He had surgery and instead of chemo, used nutrition and natural therapies to heal himself. He now runs a popular health blog at ChrisBeatCancer.com with a worldwide audience. Chris will share his story, his strategy, and his mission to help people transform their health and reverse disease.

Visit Chris at www.chrisbeatcancer.com— A Chemo Free Survivors Health Blog

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Tuesday September 30th, 2014~ Dr Raymond Chang~Cancer: Beyond the Magic Bullet

DR ChangRaymond Chang, M.D. received his medical degree from Brown University. After completing his post-doctoral work, he attended Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center until 1997 when he founded the Institute of East-West Medicine and entered private practice. Meanwhile he has been on the faculty of Medicine at Cornell Medical College since 1987, and continues to publish cancer related research spanning state-of-the art dendritic cell vaccine to cancer drug discovery from herbs.  All along, he has advocated a multi-faceted evidence-based approach to cancer treatment incorporating off-label drugs, herbs, supplements, vitamins and mind-body approaches arguing that a cocktail approach rationally delivers a better outcome than the conventional linear approaches. In 2011, he published ” Beyond the Magic Bullet” to formally advocate for this cocktailed approach to cancer.

September 23rd, 2014–Dr Kelly Turner, PhD: The Radical Remission Project

Kelly Turner 2014Dr. Kelly Turner is a researcher, lecturer, and consultant in the field of integrative oncology. Her specialized research focus is the Radical Remission of cancer, which is a remission that occurs either in the absence of conventional medicine or after conventional medicine has failed. Her research is summarized in her book Radical Remission, available wherever books are sold. Dr. Turner has a B.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. For more information, please visit http://www.DrKellyTurner.com.  View the trailer for  Radical Remission.

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September 16th, 2014~Dr Jonathan Aviv: Hard to Swallow: The Real Truth About Acid Reflux & it’s Connection to America’s fastest Growing Cancer

aviv_jDr. Jonathan Aviv is the Clinical Director of the Voice and Swallowing Center™‚ a division of ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA) and author of the health and wellness book designed for non-medical professionals called “Killing Me Softly From Inside:The Mysteries and Dangers of Acid Reflux and Its Connection to America’s Fastest Growing Cancer with a Diet That May Save Your Life“. He comes to the practice from Columbia University‚ where he served as Professor of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery‚ Director‚ Division of Laryngology and Medical Director‚ Voice and Swallowing Center at the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Among his many substantive credentials‚ he is the inventor and developer of the endoscopic air-pulse laryngeal sensory testing technology known as FEESST (Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing with Sensory Testing) and a pioneer in the use of unsedated upper endoscopy known as TransNasal Esophagoscopy (TNE). He is a graduate of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, and completed both internship in General Surgery and residency in Otolaryngology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and then added a Fellowship at Mount Sinai in Microvascular Head and Neck Reconstruction.

 

He is now entering private practice after completing an impressive 18-year tenure in Academic medicine at Columbia. Dr Aviv was Chairman of the Speech‚ Voice and Swallowing Disorders Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery‚ the Technical Advisor to the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research branch of the Department of Health and Human Services regarding swallowing problems in the elderly and former President of both the American BronchoEsophagological Association (ABEA) and The New York Laryngological Society. Dr. Aviv has been in New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors” 1998-2008‚ Best Doctors in America 2004-2008‚ Who’s Who in America‚ Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering. Dr. Aviv has been featured in press articles in the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times‚ and has appeared on Good Morning America‚ the Discovery channel and has been on several local and national radio programs.

ENTA’s Voice and Swallowing Center provides state of the art care for voice and swallowing disorders. Like the entirety of ENTA‚ the Voice and Swallowing Center uses the latest equipment such as distal video chip Flexible Endoscopes‚ Videostroboscopes‚ Laryngeal Sensory Testing‚ and Transnasal Esophagoscopy for diagnostics and therapeutics.

September 9th, 2014~Dr Keith Block: What do Survival Statistics and Hope Really Mean to You?

6 04 2008 -The Block Center for Integrative Cancer CareDr Keith I. Block, MD, is an internationally recognized expert in integrative oncology.  In 1980, he co-founded the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment in Skokie, Illinois, the first such facility in North America, and serves as its Medical and Scientific Director.  He is the author of Life Over Cancer: The Block Center Program for Integrative Cancer Treatment.

Dr. Block is the Scientific Director of the Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and Education, where he has collaborated with colleagues at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Bar Ilan University in Israel.  Dr. Block is also the founding editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal, Integrative Cancer Therapies (ICT).  In 2005, he was appointed to the National Cancer Institute’s Physician Data Query (PDQ) Cancer CAM Editorial Board, on which he continues to serve todayFor more information about the Block Center, please visit: http://www.blockmd.com/. You can contact then through their website or call the center at 1-877-41-Block. And be sure to follow the Block Center on Facebook.

Dr Block joins us to discuss survival statistics  and hope, and what they mean to you.

Tuesday September 2nd, 2014–Lloyd Burrell: EMF’s and Your Health

lloydelectricsenseLloyd Burrell is the author of “How To Beat Electrical Sensitivity” which offers a solution to the growing number of people whose health is being compromised by exposure to wireless and similar technologies, and he is webmaster at http://www.electricsense.com

Since becoming sensitized to the EMFs from his cell phone in 2002 he has spent the last 10 years researching the effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) on health.

You can download his free EMF Protection Report and subscribe to his newsletter by visiting his website http://www.electricsense.com/. You can also follow him on Facebook , Twitter and Youtube.

 

Tuesday August 26th, 2014–Dr M.A. Nezami MD: Complementary and Alternative Cancer Solutions

nezamiDr. Nezami is a physician graduated of USC and UCSF residencies and a fellow recognized by American Academy of Anti-Aging and regenerative Medicine, trained in both regenerative medicine and  integrative cancer therapies fellowships.

He has been in practice for 15 years and currently is the director of Pacific Medical Center of Hope in California. He is a national researcher and teacher at society of teachers in family medicine (STFM). He is involved in many research projects, and publications. He is principal investigator by NIH, National Institute of health; for TACT trial and he has been involved with national cancer institute (NCI) in best case series of complementary and alternative cancer care. His main areas of interest are Integrative oncology and immunology. For more information, please visit our website at www.allcancercare.com

August 19th, 2014: Managing Genetic Mutations Part II with Dr Joseph Veltmann, PhD

jrv photos 001Dr. Joseph Veltmann has been in the field of nutritional medicine for more than 30 years. He is the founder of the GENESIS Center for Integrative Medicine in Santa Fe, NM, which has been providing personalized medical information and lifestyle programs to individuals based on their genetic profiles since 2000.

In 2013, Dr Joe and Dr. Robert L. Kline MD FACOG co-founded Genomic Solutions NOW™ LLC, (www.genomicsolutionsnow.com), which is the culmination of Dr. Veltmann’s 13 years of experience in genomic testing and interpretation and their desire to help healthcare practitioners learn, understand and apply the principles of genomics in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases including cancer in a clinical environment.

Dr. Veltmann conducts an ongoing study in women with breast cancer while treating their estrogen metabolism function based on genetic and physiological testing. He is the Chief Scientific Officer for Estrogen Gene LLC, a company (www.estrogengenetest.com) that has recently launched a genomic test world-wide for health professionals to evaluate estrogen exposure in women and provide specific dietary, nutritional supplement and lifestyle recommendations to prevent estrogen induced cancer.

He is  a consultant to multi-nationals who seek to understand the pharmacodynamic basis of botanicals, nutriceuticals and functional foods.  He has authored more than 40 scientific journal papers in Nutritional Biochemistry, publishes in the lay press, and is the published extensively in the field of Nutritional Biochemistry and is the recipient of many honors such as Diplomate College of Clinical Nutrition, Fellow American Association of Integrative Medicine. He serves on the BioGenesis Nutraceutical Scientific Advisory Board.

He began his career at Texas A&M in the Nutritional Sciences Department as an Assistant Professor.  He received his PhD. in Nutritional Sciences at University of Georgia, his M.S. in Nutrition at University of Hawaii, and his B.A. in Zoology-Physiology at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

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July 22nd, 2014–Ann Fonfa~Everything You Need to Know About Lymphedema 

Ann F March 2012 Laurel Awards Ann Fonfa is a woman with breast cancer and an attitude.  Ann was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer almost 20 years ago and was advised to take chemotherapy.  Ann’s own innate sense told her that was not an option.  In 1997, Ann was diagnosed Stage IV.  That same year, Ann founded the Annie Appleseed Project, a nonprofit organization, to inform, educate, advocate and raise awareness around CAM and other issues.  Although this project began as Ann Fonfa’s personal answers to questions on natural therapies, from its inception, the Annie Appleseed Project set out to challenge the existing treatment paradigm, to question the existing research methods and subjects, and to propose new directions for both, ending with true Integrative Oncology. Her goal is to bring complementary and alternative therapies to the mainstream. Currently 90,000+ users visit her site monthly seeking useful information on CAM.  Ann has won numerous awards for her work, is a well-sought after speaker and advocate, and works with a variety of cancer and integrative organizations nationwide, helping to set parameters, recommending patient/consumer advocates and positions.

July 1st, 2014–David Foreman~Obesity and the Immune System

David ForemanDavid Foreman RPh, is a retired pharmacist, author and radio host of the syndicated show, “The Herbal Pharmacist.” He is well versed on the healing powers of herbs, vitamins and other natural supplements. Foreman is a graduate of the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy and is author of, “4 Pillars of Health: Heart Disease.” He is a frequent speaker at some of America’s leading universities, medical groups and hospitals on the subject of natural health and healing. His shift from traditional  pharmacist to herbal pharmacist was based on his belief that education is the key to understanding that natural health plays a vital roll in mainstream medicine; and he has dedicated his entire career to educating consumers about the benefits and power behind natural herbs and supplements. Follow him on Twitter: @Herbalrph or facebook.com/TheHerbalPharm

June 24th–Karen Fitzpatrick-Dame~Peri, Menopause and What You Need to Know 

Karen swapKaren Dame is a nationally known and respected figure in holistic healing and preventative health care.  A Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Wellness and Nutrition Consultant, Karen is an influential voice leading conversation on personal health through her web site Karen Dame Healing Solutions and through over 7,000 followers on her Healing Solutions Facebook groups.   Karen’s depth of knowledge and ability to cut through the noise and mis-information to reveal the truth of healing make her an especially treasured and valued resource for well-being.

June 17th, 2014– David Tuccaro Jr: Bad to the Bone

Tuccaro_5 with bookDavid Tuccaro Jr. is a Mikisew Cree First Nation who overcame his fight with Leukemia, chronicled in his memoir, Bad to the Bone: The True Story of David Tuccaro Jr. Born and raised in Ft. McMurray, Canada. He shares his tumultuous journey of self-discovery through pain, hopelessness and the feeling of inadequacy to inspire others to overcome adversity. After finding his purpose, he is living out his passion of teaching others to save lives by registering to become a bone marrow donor. David spends his free time with his family and enjoying music.

Read David’s book: Bad To The Bone (For an autographed hardcover, please visit: www.davidtuccaro.com)

Tuesday June 10th, 2014–Guest host Jan Jargon talks with Dr Sharon Gurm: Oncothermia

Gurm Head shot 2014Dr. Sharon Gurm is a board-certified Naturopathic Physician providing Integrative Cancer Care. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Cell Biology & Medical Genetics from the University of British Columbia and was a research associate at the BC Cancer Agency for 5 years, prior to pursuing her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine.

Dr. Gurm is the founder and medical director of Port Moody Health – Centre for Integrative Medicine & Cancer Care. Dr. Gurm and her team at Port Moody Health are known for their innovative and advanced approach in patient-centered, whole-person collaborative care to significantly improve cancer outcomes and the overall health of their patients, while reducing the risk of cancer recurrence. Dr. Gurm frequently lectures to the public and medical professionals on integrative cancer treatment and prevention and was a recent guest on the Five-to-Thrive Radio  Show, also on the Cancer Support Network,  discussing the relationship between breast density and breast cancer.

June 3rd,2014–Dr Christine Horner M.D., FACS: Breast Cancer Prevention

Dr Christine Horner

Christine Horner, M.D., FACS, is a nationally known surgeon, author and professional speaker. She holds two board certifications: the National Board of Surgery and the National Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Horner was recognized as a leader in her field shortly after starting her plastic and reconstructive surgery practice because she successfully ran a national campaign to pass laws requiring insurance companies to pay for breast reconstruction following mastectomy. Her five-year crusade with the Breast Reconstruction Advocacy Project (BRA Project) led to the passage of a federal law that was signed by President Bill Clinton on October 21, 1998. The law was unprecedented because it was the first law Congress had ever passed requiring insurance companies to pay for a specific surgical procedure. Dr. Horner is the award-winning author of, “Waking The Warrior Goddess: Dr. Christine Horner’s Program to Protect Against and Fight Breast Cancer,” (3rd Edition/Oct. 2013/Basic Health) and is one of the country’s leading authorities on breast cancer prevention.

 

May 27th, 2014– Store My Tumor

SADAKA Michel PhotoMichel Sadaka, Founder of StoreMyTumor, is the Managing Director of the Swiss Cancer Centre, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Previously, Mr. Sadaka was acting COO of the University of Pennsylvania Ovarian Cancer Research Center in Philadelphia, PA. He has held such prestigious titles as the Managing Partner at Landmarkk, an international private equity firm, and Director at the Corporate Executive Board, a management consulting firm in Washington, DC. Mr. Sadaka holds an MBA in leadership and management from the Columbia Business School in Manhattan and a Masters of Engineering from UCLA.

Offering patients the capability to preserve their tumor tissue, StoreMyTumor’s ultimate goal is to maximize patients’ therapeutic and diagnostic opportunities, essentially bridging the time and technology gap that often occur between the urgency of surgery and available treatment. SMT collects tumor tissue, processes it, and then stores it in up to four different ways. Our most popular option, viable storage, preserves tissue alive. Viable cells are typically used in the creation of a cancer vaccine or immunotherapy.

May 20th, 2014–Managing Genetic Mutations with Dr Joseph Veltmann, PhD

jrv photos 001Dr. Joseph Veltmann has been in the field of nutritional medicine for more than 30 years. He is the founder of the GENESIS Center for Integrative Medicine in Santa Fe, NM, which has been providing personalized medical information and lifestyle programs to individuals based on their genetic profiles since 2000.

In 2013, Dr Joe and Dr. Robert L. Kline MD FACOG co-founded Genomic Solutions NOW™ LLC, (www.genomicsolutionsnow.com), which is the culmination of Dr. Veltmann’s 13 years of experience in genomic testing and interpretation and their desire to help healthcare practitioners learn, understand and apply the principles of genomics in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases including cancer in a clinical environment.

Dr. Veltmann conducts an ongoing study in women with breast cancer while treating their estrogen metabolism function based on genetic and physiological testing. He is the Chief Scientific Officer for Estrogen Gene LLC, a company (www.estrogengenetest.com) that has recently launched a genomic test world-wide for health professionals to evaluate estrogen exposure in women and provide specific dietary, nutritional supplement and lifestyle recommendations to prevent estrogen induced cancer.

He is  a consultant to multi-nationals who seek to understand the pharmacodynamic basis of botanicals, nutriceuticals and functional foods.  He has authored more than 40 scientific journal papers in Nutritional Biochemistry, publishes in the lay press, and is the published extensively in the field of Nutritional Biochemistry and is the recipient of many honors such as Diplomate College of Clinical Nutrition, Fellow American Association of Integrative Medicine. He serves on the BioGenesis Nutraceutical Scientific Advisory Board.

He began his career at Texas A&M in the Nutritional Sciences Department as an Assistant Professor.  He received his PhD. in Nutritional Sciences at University of Georgia, his M.S. in Nutrition at University of Hawaii, and his B.A. in Zoology-Physiology at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

 

May 6th, 2014–Dr Peter Gøtzsche: Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime~How Big Pharma has Corrupted Healthcare

 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAProfessor Peter C Gøtzsche graduated as a master of science in biology and chemistry in 1974 and as a physician 1984. He is a specialist in internal medicine; worked with clinical trials and regulatory affairs in the drug industry 1975-1983, and at hospitals in Copenhagen 1984-95. He cofounded The Cochrane Collaboration in 1993 and established The Nordic Cochrane Centre the same year. He became professor of Clinical Research Design and Analysis in 2010 at the University of Copenhagen.

Peter has published more than 50 papers in “the big five” (BMJ, Lancet, JAMA, Ann Intern Med and N Engl J Med) and his scientific works have been cited over 10,000 times. He is author of the books:

“Rational Diagnosis and Treatment. Evidence-Based Clinical Decision-Making” (2007) “Mammography Screening: truth, lies and controversy” (2012)

“Deadly medicines and organised crime: How big pharma has corrupted health care” (2013).

Peter has an interest in statistics and research methodology. He is a member of several groups publishing guidelines for good reporting of research and has co-authored CONSORT for randomised trials (www.consort-statement.org), STROBE for observational studies (www.strobe-statement.org), PRISMA for systematic reviews and meta-analyses (www.prisma-statement.org), and SPIRIT for trial protocols (http://www.spirit-statement.org). Peter is an editor in the Cochrane Methodology Review Group

April 29th, 2014–Dr Barry Boyd: Cancer Recovery Plan

Dr barry boydA practicing medical oncologist since 1993, Dr. Boyd founded the Integrative Medicine Program at Greenwich Hospital-Yale Health Systems in 1998. He is also Director of Nutritional Oncology, Assistant Clinical Professor, the Director of Curriculum in Nutrition, and the Director of Curriculum of Integrative Medicine at Yale School of Medicine, an affiliate member of the Yale Cancer Center in Connecticut.

Dr. Boyd is a pioneer in the field of integrative cancer care, with a targeted focus on nutritional support for cancer patents. Incorporating emergent, evidence-based medical oncology with cancer-specific nutritional counseling, he combines comprehensive support for the healing process. Dr. Boyd is the founding president of the Integrative Cancer Care Research Foundation and a board member of Environment and Human Health, Inc., a nonprofit organization made up of physicians and public health professionals dedicated to the purpose of protecting health from environmental harms.

“What integrative cancer care should be doing is integrating knowledge from all aspects of medicine and health – epidemiology and public health, nutritional medicine, endocrinology, as well as oncology and complementary medicine – into the care of cancer patient. The key is not to think ‘outside the box,’ but to create a ‘bigger box.’”   Dr. Barry Boyd
 April 22nd, 2014–Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj M.D., MB, ChB, FRCP (Glasgow), FRCP (Edinburgh), FRCPath., FACP: Cancer Stem Cells and Immunity

maharageDipnarine Maharaj is an American physician, author, clinical researcher and Founder & Medical Director of the South Florida Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplant Institute and the Stem Cell Cryobank located in Boynton Beach, Florida. The Institute is one of the few completely outpatient stem cell transplant facilities in the US and is FDA registered, Joint Commission Accredited (JCAHO), and accredited by the AABB (American Association of Blood Banks). It is an affiliate of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.
He received his medical degree in 1978 from the University of Glasgow Medical School, Scotland. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine and Hematology at the University’s Royal Infirmary. He completed a three-year fellowship in Hematology, Oncology, and Bone Marrow Transplantation.

Following his training, Dr. Maharaj worked with Alan Burnett, M.D., chairman of the United Kingdom Medical Research Council’s Acute Leukemia trials. Together, they helped develop the first Scottish Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Program and they were one of the first centers to publish their data on the use of autologous bone marrow transplantation for acute myeloid leukemia.
As an expert in stem cells, Dipnarine Maharaj has conducted research regarding adult stem cell therapies and their impact on the immune system in the treatment of cancers and other diseases. He has served as a professor at the University of Miami, Nova Southeastern University, and Florida Atlantic University. During his career in the United States, Dr. Maharaj has conducted research as the Principal Investigator for organizations & corporations such as the American Cancer Society, Immunex, Genentech, Amgen, Biomira, and Genzyme. He currently is on staff at Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach, FL where he was awarded Physician of the Month in April of 2010.
Dr. Maharaj performs stem cell/bone marrow transplants for patients with leukemia and other cancers and blood disorders. More recently, he has been advocating collecting and storing healthy adult stem cells for future use as the number of approved diseases for treatment with adult stem cells grows. He is also developing clinical protocols using the individual’s own stem cells for the treatment of chronic diseases such as diabetes and neurodegenerative disorders such as strokes, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and cardiac diseases.
Maharaj is the author of more than 80 published research papers and abstracts on bone marrow and stem cell transplantation for blood disorders, cancers, Parkinson’s disease, and other inflammatory diseases. He has also developed a new protocol for Parkinson’s disease patients, for which he was awarded a United States Patent. Currently he is running an FDA approved Phase I/Phase II Clinical Trial for solid tumor cancers. He was profiled by Suzanne Somers for his work with cancer in her book Bombshell: Explosive Medical Secrets that will Redefine Aging (2012) where she categorized him as “America’s Leading Expert on Stem Cell Technologies”. In association with A4M (American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine) he created the Stem Cell Fellowship, an educational certification program for physicians interested in adult stem cell patient treatment.

April 15th, 2014–Dr Jamie Grifo, MD, PhD- Fertility Options and Cancer

DrGrifoDr. Jamie Grifo, a world-renowned fertility specialist, is the Program Director of the New York University (NYU) Fertility Center and the Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at the NYU School of Medicine. He also is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Grifo received his MD and PhD degrees at Case Western Reserve Medical School, completed his residency at Cornell University Medical Center, and his Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at Yale University. He is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology, as well as being certified by the Accreditation Council for Gynecologic Endoscopy.

A member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) since 1989, Dr. Grifo has served on the Ethics Committee and is past president of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART). A Phi Beta Kappa graduate, Dr. Grifo has received many honors during his career, including the President’s Award from RESOLVE and the SART prize for his research paper, “Healthy Deliveries from Biopsied Human Embryos.” He has had over 150 publications in peer-reviewed journals, as well as many book chapters.

Dr. Grifo lives in New York with his wife Anne and is the father of five children.

April 8th, 2014– Dr Axel Weber and Patient Eric Blumenthal: Hyperthermia

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Dr Axel Weber runs the Klinik Marinus, a Hospital in Branneburg Germany.  He is also a surgeon who believes it to be completely inappropriate to treat prostate cancer with surgery.  He has extensive experience and excellent results with hyperthermia, especially for prostate cancer.   The team at Klinik Marinus believes that we hold the key to healing within ourselves—their goal is to provide natural healing oriented treatments to support our efforts in healing, and aim at the best possible quality of life for patients.  They combine treatments of conventional medicine with established methods of naturopathy.

Survivor and Thrivor Eric Blumenthal will tell his personal story with prostate cancer and his successful treatment at the Klinik Marinus.

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April 1st, 2014–Dr Kelly Turner, PhD: The Radical Remission Project

Kelly Turner 2014Dr. Kelly Turner is a researcher, lecturer, and consultant in the field of integrative oncology. Her specialized research focus is the Radical Remission of cancer, which is a remission that occurs either in the absence of conventional medicine or after conventional medicine has failed. Her research is summarized in her book Radical Remission, available wherever books are sold. Dr. Turner has a B.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. For more information, please visit http://www.DrKellyTurner.com.  View the trailer for  Radical Remission.

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March 25th, 2014: Dr Michael Schachter, MD, CNS, FACAM: Searching for Answers for Cancer Patients–the Wrap Up.

Dr. Michael B. Schachter is a magna cum laude graduate of Columbia College and Columbia P&S Medical School in NYC. He is also a Board Certified Psychiatrist and a Certified Nutrition Specialist. Dr. Schachter has been involved with nutritional and integrative health care for 35 years.  A leader in alternative cancer therapies, EDTA chelation and orthomolecular psychiatry, he is a past president of the American College of Advancement in Medicine (ACAM).  He has authored numerous articles and was a major contributor to Burton Goldberg’s classic “Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Cancer”. His book “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Depression” (Warner, 2006), discusses natural ways of treating depression rather than just with medication. His published 2010 paper “Integrative Oncology for Clinicians and Cancer Patients” helps to guide patients in developing a cancer treatment program. In 2010, Dr. Schachter received the Humanitarian Award from the Cancer Control Society in California. He has a special interest in the role of iodine in health and disease. Dr. Schachter is the director of the Schachter Center for Complementary Medicine in Suffern, NY where he and his able staff treat a wide variety of medical challenges.

In previous interviews on this program, Dr. Schachter has discussed several aspects of a cancer prevention and/or treatment program, including the use of Salvestrols, the ketogenic diet for cancer patients and several other topics. In part one of this series, he presented a critical analysis of current conventional cancer standard of care practices.  In part II he critiqued the notion the ketogenic diet for all cancer patients, and he discussed what he believes to be important areas for the cancer clinician and the cancer patient to consider as part of a total program. Ingestion of relatively large doses of fat-soluble vitamins (especially vitamins D, K2 and A) in the prevention and management of cancer is an important topic that should be considered. Fat soluble vitamins have the potential for being toxic and must be taken with knowledge and clinical monitoring. In his view, this extremely important area is totally ignored by conventional physicians and mostly ignored by practitioners doing integrative oncology. In Part III we talked about why vitamin D affects so many systems in the body. We will alsocritiqued Salvestrols– case studies in Journeys to Wellness, and ways of improving the results of conventional cancer treatment as discussed in Ralph Moss’ book “Customized Cancer Treatment”.

Much more information about Dr. Schachter and the Center are available at the website:  www.schachtercenter.com.  Many articles by Dr Schachter can be accessed from this site, but you may wish to read this one in particular: Integrating Nutrition and Selected Controversial Nutritional Supplements into a Cancer Treatment Program.

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 March 18th, 2014: Guest Host Sharon Roth-Lichtenfeld with Guest Susan Silberstein PhD~Cancer is Just a Word, Not a Sentence

Susan-_Silberstein_PhD (1)Dr. Susan Silberstein has served as Executive Director of the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education | BeatCancer.Org since she founded the organization in October of 1977, after the death of her young husband to cancer.  Susan is Editor of Immune Perspectives magazine, creator of the video, Breast Cancer: The Diet Connection, author of the recipe book Hungry for Health, and originator of Philadelphia’s annual “Food & Health Expo.”

An international speaker on nutrition, cancer prevention, and complementary and alternative medicine, Susan lectures frequently for medical and nursing schools, continuing oncology nursing education programs, universities, corporations, and other organizations. She has appeared on scores of radio and television talk shows, has coordinated hundreds of health conferences, and has counseled thousands of patients.

For several years, Susan taught the psychology of health and disease in the Graduate Division of Counseling Psychology at Immaculata University.  She also served as Educational Advisor to the National Foundation for Alternative Medicine, as trainer for Ultimate Health Group and Peak Potentials, Inc., as Director of the Integrative Program for Cancer Prevention at the Village at Newtown Medical Center, and as consultant for various educational, clinical, and nutraceutical facilities. A frequent contributing writer and interviewee for various health publications, she is featured in Rutgers University Press’s Evaluating Alternative Cancer Therapies, among other books.

A Phi Beta Kappa and Fulbright scholar, Susan is the recipient of the Jefferson Award of the American Institute for Public Service, the Legion of Honor Award of the Chapel of Four Chaplains, the Montgomery County Woman of Vision Award, the Founder’s Award of the National Foundation for Alternative medicine, and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education.

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March 4th, 2014–Dr Mitchell Gaynor: Getting to the Root Cause of Cancer 

drgaynor_headshotMitchell Gaynor, M.D. is Founder and President of Gaynor Integrative Oncology (www.dr.gaynor.com), Assistant Attending Physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College.  He has held the position of Director of Medical Oncology at The Strang Cancer Prevention Center where he still serves as a consultant.  He is also former Medical Director and Director of Medical Oncology at the Weill Cornell Medical Center Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine.  He has served on the Executive Review Panel at the Department of Defense – Alternative Medicine for Breast Cancer Sector and the Smithsonian Institute’s Symposium on New Frontier in Breast Cancer and the Environment.  He is a frequent speaker and lecturer at hospitals, conferences, and universities throughout America and abroad.  He conducts on-going healing sessions for patients and families using meditation and chanting with Tibetan bowls.  Dr. Gaynor is also the best selling author of four books and a CD focusing on healing, health and the environment and cancer prevention. http://www.gaynoroncology.com/

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February 25th, 2014–Eva Grayzel: Oral Cancer

Eva Grazel

Eva Grayzel, a nationally recognized Master Storyteller and performance artist, was diagnosed at age 33 with stage IV oral cancer and given a 15% chance of survival. After regaining her deep vibrant voice, Eva applied her stage skills to communicate the depth of her experience in a unique and powerful way. For over a decade, Eva has empowered survivors nationwide with a story of turning adversity into opportunity.
A champion for early detection, Eva founded the Six-Step Screening™ oral cancer awareness campaign for which she was recognized by the American Academy of Oral Medicine. To celebrate her 10-year cancer free anniversary, Eva wrote two children’s books, Mr. C Plays Hide & Seek and Mr. C the Globetrotter, in the Talk4Hope Family Book Series. Eva’s signature stories are recorded on the CD, A Story A Day.

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 February 11th, 2014–Dr Michael Schachter, MD, CNS, FACAM: Searching for Answers for Cancer Patients Part III

Dr. Michael B. Schachter is a magna cum laude graduate of Columbia College and Columbia P&S Medical School in NYC. He is also a Board Certified Psychiatrist and a Certified Nutrition Specialist. Dr. Schachter has been involved with nutritional and integrative health care for 35 years.  A leader in alternative cancer therapies, EDTA chelation and orthomolecular psychiatry, he is a past president of the American College of Advancement in Medicine (ACAM).  He has authored numerous articles and was a major contributor to Burton Goldberg’s classic “Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Cancer”. His book “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Depression” (Warner, 2006), discusses natural ways of treating depression rather than just with medication. His published 2010 paper “Integrative Oncology for Clinicians and Cancer Patients” helps to guide patients in developing a cancer treatment program. In 2010, Dr. Schachter received the Humanitarian Award from the Cancer Control Society in California. He has a special interest in the role of iodine in health and disease. Dr. Schachter is the director of the Schachter Center for Complementary Medicine in Suffern, NY where he and his able staff treat a wide variety of medical challenges.

In previous interviews on this program, Dr. Schachter has discussed several aspects of a cancer prevention and/or treatment program, including the use of Salvestrols, the ketogenic diet for cancer patients and several other topics. In part one of this series, he presented a critical analysis of current conventional cancer standard of care practices.  In part II he critiqued the notion the ketogenic diet for all cancer patients, and he discussed what he believes to be important areas for the cancer clinician and the cancer patient to consider as part of a total program. Ingestion of relatively large doses of fat-soluble vitamins (especially vitamins D, K2 and A) in the prevention and management of cancer is an important topic that should be considered. Fat soluble vitamins have the potential for being toxic and must be taken with knowledge and clinical monitoring. In his view, this extremely important area is totally ignored by conventional physicians and mostly ignored by practitioners doing integrative oncology.

In Part III we will talk about why vitamin D affects so many systems in the body. We will also talk more about Salvestrols– case studies in Journeys to Wellness, and ways of improving the results of conventional cancer treatment as discussed in Ralph Moss’ book “Customized Cancer Treatment”.

Much more information about Dr. Schachter and the Center are available at the website:  www.schachtercenter.com.  Many articles by Dr Schachter can be accessed from this site, but you may wish to read this one in particular: Integrating Nutrition and Selected Controversial Nutritional Supplements into a Cancer Treatment Program.

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February 4th, 2014–Peggy Huddleston:  Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster

peggyPeggy Huddleston is a pioneer in mind-body medicine.  Her writing and research focus on the ways positive emotions and the human spirit speed healing.

She developed five steps to prepare for surgery using mind-body techniques.  Research shows they significantly reduce anxiety before surgery, lessen the use of pain medication and speed healing.

Her book, Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster: A Guide of Mind-Body Techniques and its companion relaxation CD, give people facing surgery a way to go from feeling anxious to feeling profoundly peaceful.  She trains health care professionals to give her one-hour Prepare for Surgery Workshop and How to Lessen the Side-Effects of Chemotherapy Workshop.

Her book and CD are recommended at leading hospitals across the US including Brigham and Women’s Hospital– a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital; NYU Langone Medical Center in NY and Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center in California.

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January 28th, 2014–Dr Susan Calderbank: Oral Complications During Cancer Treatment

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Susan E. Calderbank, D.M.D. is an associate professor of oral medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.  She graduated from the University Of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. After many years practicing dentistry, Dr. Calderbank has chosen to dedicate her practice to the oral complications of cancer therapies — from diagnosis to prevention and treatment.  The Pennsylvania Dental Association granted her a Special Public Service Award for her efforts in raising awareness of the oral complications of cancer therapies.

Dr. Calderbank dedicated herself to this area of focus when her mother was diagnosed with cancer and suffered oral health side effects that were debilitating. Dr. Calderbank discovered that even as a dentist, she could not help her mother. This was a turning point, and Dr. Calderbank quickly developed a passion to devote her career to alleviating oral side effects of cancer treatment. She believes that a standard oral health protocol should be adopted so that a patient’s oral health is as important as their cancer therapy.  She is an active lecturer and regularly delivers a presentation called “Oral Complications of Cancer Therapies: Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment.”

Dr. Calderbank believes that her work with Breastcancer.org will further help to build awareness of the oral complications associated with cancer treatments, help patients manage these side effects, and help patients maintain good oral health throughout treatment therapy and survivorship.

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January 21st, 2014-Dr Michael Schachter, MD, CNS, FACAM: Searching for Answers for Cancer Patients Part II

Dr. Michael B. Schachter is a magna cum laude graduate of Columbia College and Columbia P&S Medical School in NYC. He is also a Board Certified Psychiatrist and a Certified Nutrition Specialist. Dr. Schachter has been involved with nutritional and integrative health care for 35 years.  A leader in alternative cancer therapies, EDTA chelation and orthomolecular psychiatry, he is a past president of the American College of Advancement in Medicine (ACAM).  He has authored numerous articles and was a major contributor to Burton Goldberg’s classic “Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Cancer”. His book “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Depression” (Warner, 2006), discusses natural ways of treating depression rather than just with medication. His published 2010 paper “Integrative Oncology for Clinicians and Cancer Patients” helps to guide patients in developing a cancer treatment program. In 2010, Dr. Schachter received the Humanitarian Award from the Cancer Control Society in California. He has a special interest in the role of iodine in health and disease. Dr. Schachter is the director of the Schachter Center for Complementary Medicine in Suffern, NY where he and his able staff treat a wide variety of medical challenges.

In previous interviews on this program, Dr. Schachter has discussed several aspects of a cancer prevention and/or treatment program, including the use of salvestrols, the ketogenic diet for cancer patients and several other topics. In part one of this series, he presented a critical analysis of current conventional cancer standard of care practices.  In part II he will critique the notion the ketogenic diet for all cancer patients, and he will also discuss what he believes to be important areas for the cancer clinician and the cancer patient to consider as part of a total program. Ingestion of relatively large doses of fat-soluble vitamins (especially vitamins D, K2 and A) in the prevention and management of cancer is an important topic that should be considered. Fat soluble vitamins have the potential for being toxic and must be taken with knowledge and clinical monitoring. In his view, this extremely important area is totally ignored by conventional physicians and mostly ignored by practitioners doing integrative oncology.

Much more information about Dr. Schachter and the Center are available at the website:  www.schachtercenter.com.  Many articles by Dr Schachter can be accessed from this site, but you may wish to read this one in particular: Integrating Nutrition and Selected Controversial Nutritional Supplements into a Cancer Treatment Program.

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January 14th, 2014–Isis Charise -The Grace Project

The_EmpressIsis Charise has been working in the field of photography for over thirteen years.  Isis’ work has been widely exhibited both nationally, and internationally including solo exhibits at such galleries such as the Michael Mazzeo Gallery (NYC); The Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester, MA); and The Center for Photography at Woodstock (Woodstock NY).

Her work has been featured in publications such as Photography Quarterly Magazine, NY, Profifoto Magazine, Germany, NY Arts Magazine and on the acclaimed international photography website, Zone Zero.

Isis’ work is included in numerous public and private collections including those of the Museum of Fine Arts, (Houston, TX); CPW’s Permanent Print Collection held on extended loan at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art (New Paltz, NY); and The Photographers Network Collection (Seigen, Germany).

Isis’ current project “Grace” features portraits of women who have had mastectomy surgery in order to survive Breast Cancer.  These are sensitive collaborations between Isis and her subjects affirming their courage, grace, beauty and life. “Grace” has 501(c)3 status (not for profit) through the Artspire fiscal sponsorship program supported by New York Foundation for the Arts.

Astarte SekhmetVenus_With_Shell

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January 7th, 2014–Dr Shani Fox–Beyond a ‘New Normal’: Creating Extraordinary Wellness After Cancer

Shani Fox

As a holistic physician healing people with cancer and deep-seated chronic conditions, Dr. Shani Fox noticed that people who have lost touch with their personal vision are never really well, while those committed to their values and vision can achieve extraordinary wellness, even from the midst of disease.  Now Dr. Shani inspires people to dream – and to reach for their dreams – as part of their healing journey.

Deeply moved by her father’s example of a life well-lived, Dr. Shani left a lucrative corporate position to fulfill her own dream of becoming a holistic physician.  Along the way she learned first-hand how wholehearted commitment to a dream calls forth breathtaking support from the Universe, leading to unexpected success.

Dr. Shani has made multiple TV and radio appearances, and is the producer and host of the live teleconference series “COURAGE AND GRACE: Stories of Remarkable Cancer Survivors.” She offers expert, individualized medical care and transformational coaching programs to help people achieve new levels of wellness, joy and fulfillment.

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December 17th,2013–Jana Flaig-Practical Tips to Knocking out Fear

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Jana Flaig is an Author, Speaker, Inspirational Humorist, Christian Comedian and Ovarian Cancer Survivor who shares the story of challenging her battle with fear using humor, positive attitude and faith to inspire others to never give up.  Jana is the author of Fight Fear and Foster Faith—Gain the Hope & Courage You Need to Overcome Difficult Circumstances.  She is also a member of the Christian Comedy Association.  Visit Jana http://www.janaflaig.com

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Dr. Michael B. Schachter is a magna cum laude graduate of Columbia College and Columbia P&S Medical School in NYC. He is also a Board Certified Psychiatrist and a Certified Nutrition Specialist. Dr. Schachter has been involved with nutritional and integrative health care for 35 years.  A leader in alternative cancer therapies, EDTA chelation and orthomolecular psychiatry, he is a past president of the American College of Advancement in Medicine (ACAM).  He has authored numerous articles and was a major contributor to Burton Goldberg’s classic “Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Cancer”. His book “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Depression” (Warner, 2006), discusses natural ways of treating depression rather than just with medication. His published 2010 paper “Integrative Oncology for Clinicians and Cancer Patients” helps to guide patients in developing a cancer treatment program. In 2010, Dr. Schachter received the Humanitarian Award from the Cancer Control Society in California. He has a special interest in the role of iodine in health and disease. Dr. Schachter is the director of the Schachter Center for Complementary Medicine in Suffern, NY where he and his able staff treat a wide variety of medical challenges.

In previous interviews on this program, Dr. Schachter has discussed several aspects of a cancer prevention and/or treatment program, including the use of salvestrols, the ketogenic diet for cancer patients and several other topics. In this interview, he will do a critical analysis of current conventional cancer standard of care practices and will also critique the notion the ketogenic diet for all cancer patients. He will also discuss what he believes to be important areas for the cancer clinician and the cancer patient to consider as part of a total program. Ingestion of relatively large doses of fat-soluble vitamins (especially vitamins D, K2 and A) in the prevention and management of cancer is an important topic that should be considered. Fat soluble vitamins have the potential for being toxic and must be taken with knowledge and clinical monitoring. In his view, this extremely important area is totally ignored by conventional physicians and mostly ignored by practitioners doing integrative oncology.

Much more information about Dr. Schachter and the Center are available at the website:  www.schachtercenter.com.  Many articles by Dr Schachter can be accessed from this site, but you may wish to read this one in particular: Integrating Nutrition and Selected Controversial Nutritional Supplements into a Cancer Treatment Program.

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December 3rd, 2013– Stacia Hachem–The Estrogen Gene Test: What You Need to Know

StaciaHachem_EstrogenGeneTestStacia Hachem is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Estrogen Gene Test Co; a test of 11 estrogen metabolism genes.  This test may help women who to women who take estrogen-based medications such as Hormonal Replacement, Natural Hormones, In-Vitro Fertilization or are Estrogen Positive Breast Cancer Patients. The test provides guidelines for patients to excrete potentially toxic estrogens more effectively and thus reduce their breast cancer risk. It is her hope and ambition that women take this test well before a breast cancer diagnosis.

She is one of the 80% of women diagnosed with breast cancer who have no family history whatsoever and she founded the company in order to provide easier access to genetic estrogen metabolism testing. She is passionately committed to using personal genetic information to improve her own and other women’s survival odds since over 25% of women with breast cancer will have a recurrence.

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November 26th, 2013– Donald Abrams MD– Integrative Oncology: Optimizing Cancer Care 

Abrams, Donaldp2Donald I. Abrams, M.D. is chief of the Hematology-Oncology Division at San Francisco GeneralHospital, an integrative oncologist at the UCSFOsherCenter for Integrative Medicine and Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. He graduated from BrownUniversity in 1972 and from the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1977.  After completing an Internal Medicine residency at the KaiserFoundationHospital in San Francisco, he became a fellow in Hematology-Oncology at the UCSF Cancer Research Institute in 1980.  During his fellowship, Dr. Abrams spent eight months working in the retrovirology laboratory of Harold Varmus, M.D. during the time that the first cases of AIDS were being diagnosed. He subsequently returned to the clinical arena where he was one of the original clinician/investigators to recognize many of the early AIDS-related conditions.  He conducted numerous clinical trials investigating conventional as well as complementary therapies in patients with HIV including therapeutic touch, Traditional Chinese Medicine interventions, medicinal mushrooms, medical marijuana and distant healing. His interest in botanical therapies led him to pursue a two-year Fellowship in the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona which he completed in December 2004. His particular passion in the field involves nutrition and cancer.

Since completing his Fellowship, Dr. Abrams has been providing Integrative Medicine consultation to people living with and beyond cancer at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine where he served as Director of Clinical Programs from 2006-2008.

His integrative oncology research interests are in medicinal mushrooms, Traditional Chinese Medicine interventions and nutrition. He co-edited the Oxford University Press textbook Integrative Oncology with Andrew Weil, M.D.. He is a member of the NCI PDQ CAM Editorial Board. Dr. Abrams was President of the Society for Integrative Oncology in 2010.

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November 19th, 2013–Dr Kathleen Ruddy and the Champions of the Pink Vaccine–The First Ever Preventive Vaccine Moves Forward  

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 November 12th,2013 Helayne Waldman MS, EdD: Modulating Hormones with Diet and Supplements

Helayne Waldman is a holistic nutrition educator with a passion for helping those with breast cancer.  A faculty member at Hawthorn University, Waldman is also a columnist, a private practitioner, and a consultant to breast cancer clinics and doctors in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She is also the co-author of The Whole-Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors, an integrative, whole-foods guide to rebuilding health after surviving breast cancer, and reducing risk of recurrence.

For a sneak preview of Helayne’s book, please visit www.wholefoodguideforbreastcanncer.com. Find Helayne at: http://www.turning-the-tables.com 

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October 29th, 2013–Adele Wang: Energy Healing

Adele Wang is a certified Energy Medicine healer and intuitive guide. She helps people optimize the energy within their physical body and clear the damaging impact of stress so they can heal faster from illness and feel stronger emotionally. With her skills as an energy healer and auric reader, she specializes in helping clients have less anxiety, less physical pain, more peace, and as a result, often faster recovery times. Her work delves into the emotional and spiritual issues involved in illness, in addition to the physical.  She often works in conjunction with physicians as part of an integrative medical approach. Adele works with clients on the phone/Skype and in her office in Atlanta, GA. For more information and to receive a free gift on feeling better right away, visit www.safehavenhealing.net.  Listeners to this radio show can also sign up for a limited number of available complimentary Discovery Conversations.

As a child, Adele had always been able to see peoples’ energy fields, but suppressed this ability because it seemed unacceptable to others. Raised to be a high achiever, she did not understand this intuitive part of herself and shut it down in order to “fit in”. As a result, Adele experienced depression and chronic physical pain for many years.  On the outside, she looked capable, successful and professional, but on the inside, she struggled with sadness and loneliness. Western medicine suggested the use of antidepressants, but Adele knew that wasn’t the answer. By chance, she met an indigenous energy medicine healer, and her life changed rapidly. Under his guidance and training, she re-discovered and honed the natural abilities she had suppressed for decades. She realized that disowning this part of herself had contributed to her depression. Undergoing tremendous inner spiritual transformation and further developing her skills, Adele made the decision to help others who struggled with physical and emotional pain. She now has a thriving energy medicine and spiritual mentorship practice in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Tuesday October 22nd, 2013– Guest HosPeg Feodoroff chats with Hans Rueffert :  Empowerment and the Cancer Journey

13-0709 40th anniversary dinner venetian room, hurt buildingspiritsister266Hans Rueffert  is a member of the board of the Gastric Cancer Foundation in SF, CA. He is a published chef with a cookbook for cancer patients.

In July of 2005, just 2 weeks after taping the finale for the Next Food Network Star, I was diagnosed with stomach cancer. The irony that a chef would contract stomach cancer was not lost on me or my physicians. The cancer was diagnosed as stage three and I ended up having half of my stomach and half of my esophagus removed. One month after that surgery, a leak was discovered at the junction of my stomach and esophagus and a second surgery had to be performed. A piece of my right shoulder muscle was ‘harvested’ to help fix the leak. I ended up living at the MD Anderson cancer hospital in Houston, Texas for a little over 8 weeks. Seven of those 8 weeks were spent with nothing to eat or drink which, as you may well imagine, was pure torture. All of my nutrition was obtained through the use of a feeding tube that tied in just below my stomach…or what was left of it. I weighed 214 pounds the day of my first surgery and have since lost over 65 pounds.

As of my last biopsy, I am now cancer free. My life moving forward will be filled with more biopsies, blood work, CT Scans, and Dr. consults…a small price to pay in the grand scheme of things. Though I wouldn’t wish the disease on anyone, I will say that my experience with it has heightened my appreciation of life, love, family, and of course, food. If I can offer up one piece of advice, it would simply be this: Never take anything for granted. Never.

Peg Feodoroff closed out her successful, 25-year interior design firm, Inspired Interiors, to start Spirited Sisters in 2005 and its Healing Threads patient clothing line. Her inspiration? Her own experience with melanoma and sitting in a “johnnie” in the waiting room while the non-patients were in street clothes. Today, Spirited Sisters’ revolutionary “accessible” clothing offers dignity and confidence to people undergoing any medical treatments, including but certainly not limited to, cancer treatments. The pull down front panels offer medical professionals easy access to patients post surgery while maintaining patient modesty rather than patient exposure.

Peg is President of the company she started with her sisters, Claire Goodhue, who succumbed to colon cancer in January, 2006 and Patty Goodhue-O’Brien. Peg is responsible for the business of designing, manufacturing and distributing the Healing Threads line, which has been featured in the likes of Elle Magazine, The New York Times, People, Women’s Wear Daily, Women’s Health, and “O” magazines. She has also appeared on many Boston and NYC television shows.  In 2006, she received the Hall of Fame Start-Up award from Boston Women’s Business Journal.  She is also the recipient of the 2007 Courage Award /New England Women’s Leadership Award presented by the Daniel J Marr Boys and Girls Club, Dorchester, MA. She was honored as an exceptional woman at the 2008 “Exceptional Women” Celebration hosted by Magic 106.7, WMJX, Boston, MA.  Peg actively participates in fashion shows for the American Cancer Society and other charitable organizations on a volunteer basis. She is also on the Board of Trustees at St. Joseph Manor, a long-term care and short-term rehab facility in Brockton, MA

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 September 24th, 2013–Dr James Belanger: Eating Your Way to Wellness

belangerDr. James Belanger is a licensed naturopathic doctor. He earned his doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine in 1998 at Bastyr University in Seattle, WA and his bachelors in Medical Technology in 1994 at UMASS-Lowell. He was valedictorian of the College of Health Professions at UMASS-Lowell. He is board certified and licensed in Connecticut and is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors and the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He was the former secretary of the Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors and the former treasurer of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. In addition to his private practice, he currently teaches nutrition at the New England School of Acupuncture and is a guest lecturer in oncology at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Belanger completed a two-year residency at the Chelmsford Clinic in Massachusetts and has worked in the health care field for 22 years. In 1990, he was diagnosed with cancer and is now cancer free because of the combined use of conventional and alternative medicine. Dr. Belanger decided to pursue a career in Natural medicine because he wanted to offer people a more holistic approach to health care and was discouraged with the many limitations of conventional Western medicine. www.lexingtonnaturalhealth.com(781) 274-6190.

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September 10th, 2013–Angela Long and Debbie Woodbury

angelalong4Since her breast cancer diagnosis in 2004, Angela Long has been drawn to helping others through what she has learned along the way and enjoys discovering others who share that passion. She is the founder of Breast Investigators, an online comprehensive breast cancer resource network to help others find the information, care, and support resources they are in search of. She is also the host of Girl Talk on Health, a monthly meet up in Sarasota, Fl where she invites expert guest speakers to freely share their knowledge to help women improve their health. She strongly believes in the power behind sharing information that may help empower all women to have better conversations with their doctors about their own best care and make informed decisions in regard to their best health.

Maya Angelou said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” The healing power of sharing her story as a cancer survivor compelled Debbie Woodbury to found WhereWeGoNow, an interactive community for cancer survivors creating inspired healing, wellness and live out loud joy. She is also a blogger at The Huffington Post, an inspirational speaker, a support volunteer with The Cancer Hope Network, a member of the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center Oncology Community Advisory Board, a patient educator with the Pathways Women’s Cancer Teaching Project, a wife and mother, and a former very stressed out lawyer.

Debbie’s book, You Can Heal After Treatment: 10 simple secrets to creating inspired healing, wellness & your joyous life after cancer, is coming out in September. Learn more by signing up for notifications at WhereWeGoNow.

You can also find Debbie on Twitter and Facebook.

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August 27th, 2013Richard Longland: Biofilms and Chronic Diseases: The Definitive Link.

After battling the medical system and seeing twenty doctors during a two year period, Richard Longland was diagnosed with a systemic bacterial infection in 2007. The mycoplasma pneumonia that disabled him could have originated from any number of sources: the surgical intubation process from a 2004 spine surgery, any public place or even a tick.  During this difficult period, he created The Arthroplasty Patient  foundation, produced its first educational film and helped spine patients get “back on their feet” with the international ADR Support  community. His biofilm research led him to develop his own treatment program, which included pharmaceutical and naturopathic remedies.

Richard’s passion to help others led to his second film called Why Am I Still Sick, which began in 2009 with on-camera interviews with bacterial biofilm authorities. Since then, his research with scientists has illuminated the staggering human and economic costs associated with chronic biofilm infections.  The films are now available on DVD and streamed globally in French, Spanish and Chinese.

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August 20th, 2013–Lisa Robbins: Embracing Your Journey Through Cancer Can Be The Straightest Path To Your Cure

lisa robbinsLisa Robbins is a passionate researcher, teacher and speaker. She is author of The Cancer Journal Heal Yourself and Cancer Cure and Survivor Stories. She is also co-author of two books, The Power of 100 and 12 Letters To The Women Of The World.

Lisa is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Science in Holistic Nutrition and a Certificate in Adult Teaching and Training. Lisa has a penchant for teaching others to heal through practical tips, delicious recipes and powerful stories. She uses a variety of mediums including writing, videos and audios, to teach you how to use specific foods and herbs to cleanse out congestion and nourish your body. As a holistic nutritionist, organic gardener and foodie, Lisa has spent years in the garden and kitchen developing superior techniques and recipes that maximize healing as well as flavor. Great tasting, healthy food is at the core of Lisa’s teachings and she loves to share recipes for delicious healing meals with you.

Lisa blogs at www.TheGoodWitch.ca, shares amazing healing stories at www.IncredibleHealingJournals.com and is developing a 12 month practical course on healing at www.HealingCancer.ca.

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August 13th, 2013–Barbara Musser: Sexy After Cancer

B Musser head shotBarbara Musser is the founder and CEO of Sexy After Cancer. She is the author of Sexy After Cancer ~ Meeting Your Inner Aphrodite on the Breast Cancer Journey. She is a member of AASECT, the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists and ISSWSH, the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health. She writes a weekly Sexy Saturdays blog for The Pink Fund and writes the Sex and Intimacy column for The Pink Paper magazine.

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August 6th 2013–Maya and Marc Silver: My Parent has Cancer and it Really Sucks

Marc SilverMarc Silver is an editor at National Geographic and author of Breast Cancer Husband. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland. His daughter, Maya Silver was 15 when her mom was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. Now 27, she is the winner of the Diane Vreuls Fiction Prize at Oberlin College and lives in Colorado. They are the authors of My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks, the first guide especially for teens whose parents have cancer.

 

Chrissy Boehmer, 14, is the daughter of Mike and Tami Boehmer. She was just three years old when her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and nine when Tami’s cancer recurred as stage IV. Chrissy wrote an insightful post about having a parent with cancer on her mom’s blog, MiracleSurvivors.com, and was the driving force behind Tami’s book, From Incurable to Incredible: Cancer Survivors Who Beat the Odds.

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 July 3oth, 2013– Carl O Helvie: You Can Beat Lung Cancer

carl o helvieDr Carl O Helvie (1932- ) grew up in Gouverneur, New York and functioned  as a nurse practitioner, educator, author, and researcher for 60 years. Most of his degrees and practice have been in public health and wellness. During his years in academia he wrote 10 books and book chapters, over 55 articles, gave 57 research papers around the United States and Europe, developed a nursing theory, and received funding for and established a nursing center and provided primary care for homeless and low income individuals and families. He also overcome lung cancer using natural interventions after being given 6 months to live by conventional medicine in 1974. Since retirement he has written two additional books and has been host of the holistic health radio show for the past 4 years. All of his current work since retirement from academia focuses on natural interventions for health problems. Applying these concepts in his own life he is now age 80 and free of chronic illnesses and prescribed medications despite the average for a 75 year old of 3 chronic illnesses and 5 prescribed medications. In 1999 he received the Distinguished Career Award in Public Health from the American Public Health Association, and most recently was listed in Wikipedia.

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July 23rd 2013–Lloyd Burrell: EMF’s and your Health

lloydelectricsenseLloyd Burrell is the author of “How To Beat Electrical Sensitivity” which offers a solution to the growing number of people whose health is being compromised by exposure to wireless and similar technologies, and he is webmaster at http://www.electricsense.com

Since becoming sensitized to the EMFs from his cell phone in 2002 he has spent the last 10 years researching the effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) on health.

You can download his free EMF Protection Report and subscribe to his newsletter by visiting his website http://www.electricsense.com/. You can also follow him on Facebook , Twitter and Youtube.

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July 2nd, 2013–Professor Brian Peskin, BSEE, MIT: Conquering Cancer with Parent Essential Oils

Brian Peskin 1Prof. Brian Peskin, BSEE, MIT, is the world’s leading scientist specializing in physiologic parent EFAs— termed PEOs—and their direct relationship to the prevention and treatment of both cancer and cardiovascular disease.

 Peskin’s discoveries, grounded strictly in state-of-the-art science—in particular, physiology— can be found in his seminal work The Hidden Story of Cancerand soon to be released PEO Solution with Dr. Robert Rowen, MD, peer-reviewed and complementary/integrative medical journal articles, and his clinical (in vivo) oncology PEO pre-treatment experiment in mice. The seminal I.O.W.A. Study (Investing Oils With respect to Arterial health) conclusively showed PEOs are markedly superior to fish oil supplementation.

 While advancing the scientific understanding of the role of essential fatty acids in the body’s metabolic pathways, he has concurrently developed a means for alleviating cancer’s prime cause, as proven by German Nobel Prize winner Otto Warburg, M.D., Ph.D., by increasing cellular oxygenation. Amazingly, there is a fundamental cancer/heart disease connection, in which the same physiologic solution, parent essential oils, PEOs, solve both conditions.  www.brianpeskin.com

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 June 25th, 2013–Margaret Bermel: Taking Charge of your Health

Margaret Brennan Bermel lives on Long Island with her husband and cats.  She graduated from Marywood University cum laude with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Music.  She is an MBA with Distinction from Hofstra University, a 1st Degree Black Belt, and an avid golfer.  She previously co-authored management articles published in scholarly journals, and was the co-recipient of the Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior Journal  ‘Distinguished Paper’ award in 1985.  She was recently honored by Hofstra University’s “Year in Review” as an Alumni of the Month.  She is the chief financial officer of a large county government department.  She is an ordinary person who was called upon to do the extraordinary:  overcome cancer and live to tell the story.  Her story can be found in “The Cancer Odyssey: Discovering Truth and Inspiration on the Way to Wellness.”  The book is available on Amazon, her website is www.thecancerodyssey.com, her blog is www.just-say-no-to-chemo.blogspot.com, and her Facebook page is The Cancer Odyssey.

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June 11th, 2013–Dr Michael Schachter, MD, CNS, FACAM: Update on Innovative Cancer Treatment Strategies including the Ketogenic Diet and Salvestrols

Dr. Michael B. Schachter is a magna cum laude graduate of Columbia College and Columbia P&S Medical School in NYC. He is also a Board Certified Psychiatrist and a Certified Nutrition Specialist. Dr. Schachter has been involved with nutritional and integrative health care for 35 years.  A leader in alternative cancer therapies, EDTA chelation and orthomolecular psychiatry, he is a past president of the American College of Advancement in Medicine (ACAM).  He has authored numerous articles and was a major contributor to Burton Goldberg’s classic “Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Cancer”. His book “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Depression” (Warner, 2006), discusses natural ways of treating depression rather than just with medication. His published 2010 paper “Integrative Oncology for Clinicians and Cancer Patients” helps to guide patients in developing a cancer treatment program. In 2010, Dr. Schachter received the Humanitarian Award from the Cancer Control Society in California. He has a special interest in the role of iodine in health and disease. Dr. Schachter is the director of the Schachter Center for Complementary Medicine in Suffern, NY where he and his able staff treat a wide variety of medical challenges. Much more information about Dr. Schachter and the Center are available at the website:  www.schachtercenter.com . Many articles, including the Integrative Oncology article can be accessed from this site.

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 June 4th, 2013–Dr Mark Roby, P.A.-C, N.D: You Can Survive Cancer

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Co-founder of the Metro-Detroit Center for Attitudinal Healing, Dr. Roby graduated with a Doctor of Naturopathy degree from Trinity College of Natural Health in Warsaw, Indiana.  He attained his Physician Assistant degree with academic and clinical honors from Touro College in New York.  He has held positions at teaching hospitals such as Montefiore/NCB Medical Center in New York City and the Henry Ford Health System in Metro Detroit.  He currently works as a clinical consultant and health care strategist, specializing in oncology.

Having been diagnosed in 2002 with one of the rarest forms of sarcomas in the world, Dr. Roby sought out nearly every form of integrative cancer care known to man to stay alive.  These included non-toxic European chemotherapy, intravenous vitamin therapies, anti-cancer nutrition, and countless natural supplements in addition to liver transplant and other cutting edge and conventional allopathic therapies.

Join us for You Can Survive Cancer!

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May 21st, 2013–Dr James Belanger~Holistic and Integrative Approach to Cancer

belangerDr. James Belanger is a licensed naturopathic doctor. He earned his doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine in 1998 at Bastyr University in Seattle, WA and his bachelors in Medical Technology in 1994 at UMASS-Lowell. He was valedictorian of the College of Health Professions at UMASS-Lowell. He is board certified and licensed in Connecticut and is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors and the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He was the former secretary of the Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors and the former treasurer of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. In addition to his private practice, he currently teaches nutrition at the New England School of Acupuncture and is a guest lecturer in oncology at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Belanger completed a two-year residency at the Chelmsford Clinic in Massachusetts and has worked in the health care field for 22 years. In 1990, he was diagnosed with cancer and is now cancer free because of the combined use of conventional and alternative medicine. Dr. Belanger decided to pursue a career in Natural medicine because he wanted to offer people a more holistic approach to health care and was discouraged with the many limitations of conventional Western medicine. www.lexingtonnaturalhealth.com; (781) 274-6190.

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May 14th, 2013–Chris Wark~Chris Beat Cancer

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Real estate investor and musician Chris Wark was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer in 2003, at 26 years old. He had surgery and instead of chemo, used nutrition and natural therapies to heal himself. He now runs a popular health blog at ChrisBeatCancer.com with a worldwide audience. Chris will share his story, his strategy, and his mission to help people transform their health and reverse disease.

Visit Chris at www.chrisbeatcancer.com— A Chemo Free Survivors Health Blog

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May 7th, 2013–Catherine Brandt and James Nicholls

catherine brandtCatherine Brant is the CEO of Reboot, USA. Catherine joins us to talk about oxidative stress. Today our lives are full of stress; careers, family, and the demands of the modern world all wreak havoc on our wellbeing. We all know how to combat stress: yoga, exercise and diet. But what about oxidative stress? Oxidative stress is an imbalance of free radicals within our bodies. That imbalance can come about from many factors in our everyday lives. The elements we are exposed to, the things we eat and even exercise can all contribute to this imbalance. Oxidative stress can lead to conditions such as weight difficulty, fatigue, premature aging and chronic disease.

Scientists at the Swiss Alpenrose Clinic have isolated plant extracts rich in Glutathione and SOD enzymes and have combined them to allow us to replenish our own antioxidant system. When ingested, Reboot plant extracts can help to raise the levels of Glutathione and SOD that our body needs to reduce oxidative damage and stress. Learn more: http://www.rebootizer.com/how-it-works.

Feel better today; live better tomorrow. Join us to hear more about oxidative stress and the damage it could be doing to your body.

James NichollsJames Nicholls, Executive Director of Oncowellness, is an executive with experience managing healthcare research and consulting engagements in numerous global markets. Having served in increasingly senior roles in the healthcare practices of KPMG Consulting, The Advisory Board Company and Standard & Poor’s, James founded Fitzroy Health, an investment and advisory firm that supports high growth healthcare companies in executing and financing their expansion.

James also sits on the Board of Advisors of Tictrac, CleverCap™ and OurMobileHealth and has served as a Healthcare Advisor to the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health and The Asia Society.

He was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year at The Wharton School 2009 WEC Expo and has been profiled by the Financial Times. James holds a BA from The University of Melbourne and dual MBA from The London Business School and Columbia Business School.

Topic: Improving care plans and outcomes by bridging the gap between conventional cancer treatment and integrative oncology.

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Tuesday, April 30th,  2013–Support for Breast Cancer

When Molly MacDonald was forced to re-enter the job market in 2001 to support herself and her five children, as a result of a financially devastating divorce, it never occurred to her that a breast cancer diagnosis in 2005 would lead her to see a need and fill a niche in the non-profit world.

But in the spring of 2005, at a time of job transition, Molly’s annual mammogram came back looking suspicious and a biopsy confirmed early stage breast cancer.  The diagnosis detoured her career plans to the off ramp, as she and her new husband cobbled together a living while she underwent six months of treatment.

The financial fallout to her family was the lead story, breast cancer, the sidebar.  Within four months foreclosure notices began arriving in her mailbox, while Molly was juggling utility, car and insurance payments, including a COBRA health insurance premium of $1200 a month to ensure she could get treatment.

Finishing treatment, the family was beginning to recover financially,  but there was very little cash left to pay for groceries.  Molly found herself as part of another statistic, the hungry, standing in line at a Gleaner’s Food Bank pantry (see her story at www.gcfb.org  Stories of Hope).

When her quest to get help was met with blank stares, “How can I get help?” became “How can I give help?”  A year of initial planning and fund raising became The Pink Fund and launched October 1, 2006 with a front page story in the Life section of her professional alma mater, The Free Press. From the very beginning, The Pink Fund began receiving inquiries from women all over the country.

“Our vision was always to be a Michigan based organization helping breast cancer patients in all 50 states, but we knew it would take a major supporter and push to make this happen.”  Molly put the Ford Blue Oval on her vision Board in March 2007.  Five years later Ford invited The Pink Fund to become part of the Warriors in Pink Family.

From the kitchen table to the dining room table, to the Board room, The Pink Fund has made bill payments of just under a quarter of a million dollars for in treatment, ages 26-64 from 40 states. In this current fiscal year, The Pink Fund is on target to equal what it did in the last six!

Apart from raising her five precious children, Molly says her work with The Pink Fund is the most rewarding of her life.

When these women tell us, “You’ve saved my life,” or “I am crying happy tears for the first time in months,” you cry with them, tears of gratitude, that you were able to do something to ease their burden so they could focus on healing and returning to the workforce.

Pink Courage Mission:  We are inspired by the strength and courage of survivors. We strive to help one patient, one survivor, one co-survivor, and one family at a time.

Pink Courage Vision is to build a Wellness Retreat Center.  This will be a resort with a nature setting offering a serene atmosphere.  We will offer a serenity haven retreat that has many amenities and provides a healing experience, relaxation and a place to create new memories for patients and their families.  It will be a place for patients and families going through difficult times with cancer treatments or post treatments.  We will offer our guests the peace and encouragement they need while providing a quiet place to absorb the healing qualities of nature and time to reflect on the journey life has taken.  Our goal is to to offer a stay that is very affordable or free through a simple application process. Pink Courage Mentor and Model is Faith’s Lodge.  A Place Where Hope Grows.

Faith’s Lodge: Located in Danbury, WI.  Faith’s Lodge is a retreat for parents and families coping with the serious illness or death a child and provides them a place to reflect on the past, renew strength for the present and build hope for the future.

Kelly McDyre joined Faith’s Lodge in September, 2012 and brings a wealth of experience from the non-profit and corporate world.   While her event management, communications and sales skills make her a good fit for Faith’s Lodge, it was her own personal loss that has her invested in the organization.  Kelly’s sister visited Faith’s Lodge in 2010 after the death of her 12-year-old son and found hope and healing that still carries her today.  Today, Kelly is powered by almost 20 years of experience and an overwhelming enthusiasm that shows just how much she loves her job.

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April 23rd, 2013–Lynne Farrow~The Iodine Crisis: What You don’t Know About Iodine Can Wreck Your Life

lynne farrowLynne Farrow is the author of The Iodine Crisis: What You don’t Know About Iodine Can Wreck Your Life. As a long-time Health Information Investigator. Lynne is an authority on the history of iodine-based traditional medicine. As an independent scholar working with the grass roots Iodine Movement, her research has helped inform thousands on the benefits of iodine as a transforming nutrient in our iodine deficient society. Research is archived at http://www.iodineresearch.com

Lynne created The Perfect Storm Theory of Breast Cancer presentation after studying how bromide has purged iodine from the environment since the 1970s. She developed The Bromide Dominance Theory as a companion work that examines the rise in breast, thyroid and ovarian cancers. Lynne consults with researchers, physicians and organizations, providing resources for iodine research.

She currently serves as Director of Breast Cancer Choices, a nonprofit organization devoted to scrutinizing information and promoting full disclosures for all breast treatments. See www.breastcancerchoices.org. At BCC, she oversees The Iodine Investigation Project, which collects data on the relationship of urinary iodine levels and breast cancer patients. Lynne, a 21 year survivor, also moderates the online discussion group Breast Cancer Think Tank.

Before beginning her investigative work in breast cancer twenty years ago, she worked in journalism and as a professor of sociology and philosophy. She is a passionate autodidact and advocate for patient to patient education.

THE IODINE CRISIS reached the #1 Best Seller spot in three categories over the weekend, including the Alternative Medicine category.

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April 16th, 2013–Dr Brian Lawenda: Stress and Cancer; Integrative Oncology

brianlawenda2012Dr. Brian Lawenda is one of a handful of physicians in the United States who is a radiation oncologist, integrative oncologist and medical acupuncturist.

He was chief resident at Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School/Dana Farber Cancer Institute) where he studied radiation oncology. He went on to train in medical acupuncture and herbal medicine at the Helms Medical Institute while a clinical director at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego.

Dr. Lawenda has since stepped into the role of clinical director of Radiation Oncology at 21st Century Oncology, in Las Vegas. He is an assistant professor at Indiana University School of Medicine, and a distinguished former Commander in the U.S. Navy. 
He is a board member of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, and served on the board of the Society for Integrative Oncology. www.IntegrativeOncology-Essentials.com

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April 9th, 2013–Heather Barrett, ND –Naturopathic Doctors: Helping you overcome breast cancer

heather barrettDr. Heather Barrett is a California licensed Naturopathic Doctor.  She has a general practice at Synergy Natural Medicine Clinic near Los Angeles, California.  In addition to her general practice she is researching the latest information on diet, herbs, supplements, and other holistic therapies that are effective for women with breast cancer.

Dr. Barrett is also in the process of developing Integrative Cancer Treatment programs for patients who are undergoing conventional breast cancer treatment –with the ultimate goal of supporting research and helping every woman with breast cancer become a breast cancer survivor.

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April 2nd, 2013–Ian Jacklin: The Film that Cures Fear About Cancer

Ian Jacklin is documentary filmmaker, actor and former kickboxing champion. With three films produced and one world kickboxing title shot under his black belt, he’s a warrior who persists until the fight is won or the project is done. Jacklin, 44, is a graduate of the highly acclaimed method acting school, Joanne Baron/DW Brown Studio. His 10-year acting career in Hollywood included starring roles in Death Match and Expert Weapon as well as lead roles in several other action movies. His television credits include “Days of Our Lives” and the sitcom “Just Shoot Me”. His acting years coincided with his 10-year professional fighting career. In 1990, he was chosen to be the light heavyweight in the camp of heavyweight boxing champ Lennox Lewis. A black belt in Kenpo karate, Jacklin went on to become the Canadian International Sport Karate Association’s and the World Kickboxing and Karate Association’s North American champion. He was ranked number two in the world by WKA in 1992. During the last 12 years, his focus has been producing documentaries and music videos as owner of Co-dependent Pictures, Inc. His first two films were Rockumentaries one in NYC and one in upstate NY. Jacklin’s current film, icurecancer.com is about people who cured themselves of this deadly disease after their doctors were unable to help them using holistic medicine. A short of it called Dr. Bernardo won runner up in the Magic Lantern International Movie Festival 2007. It’s currently been selected for the International Woman’s Film Festival in Miami in March. Numbers are in the hundreds possibly thousands that this film has helped to learn the truth of cancer healing. He is seeking funding currently to finish “icurecancer.com Part II” Ian can be reached at: gijacklin@yahoo.com

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March 26th, 2013–Steve Ward, Finding Your Positives

Steve WardSteven Ward is a prostate cancer survivor.  While receiving treatment the staff of the cancer center commented that he was the most positive patient they had treated for some time.  Steven shared with the staff his rule of the fact that he has no control over what has occurred, however, he has the control to change the outcome.  During his 25 days of radiation treatment, he watched and talked with men who were struggling with their cancer diagnosis as well as treatment.  This was a small sampling of people in one location and he realized there are thousands of other locations as well as other situations creating challenges for people.  This was the final motivation for Steven to write Finding Your Positives, to share his inspirational method to help others cope day-to-day with the struggle of their challenges, not only with cancer but also with all of life’s traumatic challenges.

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March 19th, 2013–Paula Holland De Long ACC, CPCC with Guest Host Sharon Roth-Lichtenfeld

paulaBreast cancer patients turn to fellow survivor Paula Holland De Long ACC, CPCC, to regain control of their lives, reduce fear and stress, and improve quality of life during and after cancer. As a 16-year survivor, professional life coach, award-winning author, and inspirational speaker, Paula’s appeal comes from her willingness to talk about things patients and survivors don’t know (or are afraid) to ask about. Her personal battle with breast cancer inspired her to found What’s Next For My Life? Inc., whose life coaching work and award winning cancer journals are offered at cancer treatment centers, support organizations, and directly to patients. To learn more visit WhatsNextForMyLife.com.

Join us for Unleashing the Elephant in the Room; things you are afraid to talk about.

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March 12th, 2013–Nancy Brennan and Jacqueline Ericco–Exercise and Cancer

Nancy Brennan is the author of Active Against Cancer: A Guide to Improving Your Cancer Recovery with Exercise. She is a five-year ovarian cancer survivor and a recreational outdoor athlete. Ms. Brennan, who lives in Vermont, is a freelance writer and former medical copyeditor. She has a biology degree from Middlebury College and a small business that protects songbirds from hunting housecats, called Birdsbesafe LLC. Ms. Brennan regularly is involved in cancer survivor events and you can find more information at www.activeagainstcancerbook.com.

jeeJacqui Errico has spent the last twelve years in the health and fitness industry.  She is certified as a Cancer Wellness Specialist by Medical Health and Fitness; certified as a Health Fitness Instructor/Personal Fitness Trainer from Hofstra University and the Academy of Applied Personal Training Education; and received an Associate in Science as Fitness Specialist from Suffolk County Community College.

Jacqui has worked as personal trainer, held fitness classes for seniors, instructed students with developmental disabilities, and performed practical instruction for trainers.  In addition, her past experience includes volunteer co-ordinator at a Long Island hospice.

Presently, Jacqui ‘s focus is to raise awareness of the importance of exercise for cancer survivorship and promote regular physical activity for disease prevention, and as an essential therapy for those diagnosed with cancer.

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March 5th, 2013–Sharon Roth Lichtenfeld and Susan Gonzalez

SRL HeadshotSharon Roth-Lichtenfeld is an ICF (International Coaching Federation) Certified Professional Life Coach and Energy Leadership Master Practitioner from the Institute for Professional Empowerment Coaching (IPEC). She also has her advanced certification (ACC) through the ICF. Sharon has completed a Certificate of Specialized Training, in Grief Following Trauma from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) and has a QBE (Qualified by Experience) in life experience. .

Sharon walked away from a successful career as an art director to create more meaning and purpose in her life and the lives of others. She created GoodGrief Coaching.

Sharon is sought after speaker and workshop leader because of her caring, compassion, deep insights and her unique ability to help people move forward in their lives. Her focus is the metastatic, palliative care and hospice communities, as well as divorce and death of a loved one. Sharon uses coaching to facilitate people in creating emotional well-being so they can engage in life, and to live life to the end of life in an extraordinary way.

Being surrounded by cancer spanning 50 years, Sharon has “lived the experience”. Nine women in her mother’s family have had breast or ovarian cancer spanning three generations, including her mother, grandmother, aunt, great aunt, cousins and her sister and two women on her father’s side. Three best girlfriends have also been struck by this disease. A total of 14 women. She is also BRAC2 positive and a pre-vivor of hereditary breast cancer.

Sharon along with 2 other expert coaches founded The Cancer Survivorship Coaches Coalition. This organization is dedicated to educating and engaging the cancer community about survivorship programs and how coaching is a meaningful and sustainable resource for creating a new norm. Their abstract, “Life Coaching: The Missing Piece in Cancer Survivorship Care Planning” was a success at the 2012 World Cancer Congress.

Sharon has also recreated her life numerous times after a separation and divorce while raising her young children, a special needs son and daughter.Sharon has co-authored a book titled How to Survive When Your Ship is Sinking, published articles in Coping with Cancer Magazine, Breast Cancer Wellness, OpenToHope.com and SelfGrowth.com.

To find out more about Sharon go to www.goodgriefcoaching.com

Susan2Susan Gonzalez, RN, BSN has been educating people on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle since graduating with honors from Molloy College in New York in 1986.  She is a Registered Nurse in the states of New York and Georgia and received extensive additional training in Cardiac Rehabilitation, nutrition, stress management, and smoking cessation.

Since beginning her nursing career, Susan has developed and implemented dozens of health related educational programs; first as director of Dekalb Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program in Georgia and then as assistant to one of the top preventative cardiologists in the country.   In addition, she has personally counseled hundreds of patients on creating and meeting their own healthy lifestyle goals.

As a warrior against cancer causing ingredients in personal care products, Susan launched her own all-natural organic skincare line, MOON Organics Inc in 2010.  As developer and CEO she continues to expand the line, catering to the needs of those going through treatment for cancer.  She was featured as one of The Story Exchange’s “inspirational women” in 2012.

Susan’s mission is to take what she’s learned and pass that knowledge to others. She currently does that in her blog “The Savvy Sister: simple changes for healthy living”.  Having been a patient as well as a health care provider, gives Susan a unique perspective on health issues and this motivates her to produce accurate blog articles with well-cited research.  She advocates natural healing and is a strong believer that we must take full responsibility for our own health and wellness in all areas of life: diet, exercise, spirituality, as well as self worth and social health.

Susan hopes to reach more cancer survivors, family members, and others affected by cancer with her co-authored book “100 Perks of Having Cancer plus 100 Health Tips for Surviving It”.   Susan, along with co-author and clinical psychologist Florence Strang, give readers a hard look at cancer with a positive slant.  Touching on every aspect of health, the authors give hope along with easy health tips for living happier no matter what your stage of cancer.

“100 Perks of Having Cancer plus 100 Health Tips for Surviving It” is due to be released in all major book stores in the USA and Canada in August 2013.

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February 26th, 2013–Dr Steven Sisskind

SusskindDr Steven Sisskind is Chief Medical Officer at RealDose Nutrition, a dietary supplement company that develops high quality natural supplements with the “Right Ingredients at teh REal Dose,” all backed by legitimate science.

As a practicing physician, Dr. Sisskind has cared for general surgery and general medicine patients. He has also worked for the U.S. Congress’ Office of Technology Assessment and at the U.S. Congress, performing research on health care, medical technology and drug-related issues.

Dr. Sisskind holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Stanford University, M.D. degree from Baylor College of Medicine, and a Masters degree in Manufacturing Engineering from UCLA.

Message from Dr. Steven Sisskind

In my opinion (and trust me, I’m a doctor!), our modern health care system is focused too much on treating disease and not enough on preventing it. Rather than calling it “health care” it could be called “disease care.” Our health care system needs to be more equally balanced… empowering health to prevent disease AND treating disease once it occurs.

As students at U.S. medical schools, most of us never learned about the powerful healing capabilities of natural plants, herbs, seeds, roots, nuts and beans. Nor did we learn much about good nutrition, the fundamental idea that “you are what you eat.” Some foods can be incredibly healthful while others can cause society’s most severe diseases like obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

When I graduated from medical school, I took the Hippocratic Oath to “Never Do Harm.” The Oath also says “I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.”

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February 19th, 2013–Dr Bernie Siegel–The Art of Healing

Dr. Bernie Siegel attended Colgate University and Cornell University Medical College. He holds membership in two scholastic honor societies, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha and graduated with honors. His surgical training took place at YaleNew HavenHospital, West Haven Veteran’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He retired from practice as an assistant clinical professor of surgery at Yale of general and pediatric surgery in 1989 to speak to patients and their caregivers.

In 1978 he originated Exceptional Cancer Patients, a specific form of individual and group therapy utilizing patients’ drawings, dreams, images and feelings. ECaP is based on “carefrontation,” a safe, loving therapeutic confrontation, which facilitates personal lifestyle changes, personal empowerment and healing of the individual’s life. The physical, spiritual and psychological benefits which followed led to his desire to make everyone aware of his or her healing potential. He realized exceptional behavior is what we are all capable of.

In 1986 his first book, Love. Medicine & Miracles was published. This event redirected his life. In 1989 Peace, Love & Healing and in 1993 How To Live Between Office Visits followed. He is currently working on other books with the goal of humanizing medical education and medical care, as well as, empowering patients and teaching survival behavior to enhance immune system competency. Bernie’s realization that we all need help dealing with the difficulties of life, not just the physical ones, led to Bernie writing his fourth book in 1998 Prescriptions for Living. It helps people to become aware of the eternal truths and wisdom of the sages through Bernie’s stories and insights rather than wait a personal disaster. He wants to help people fix their lives before they are broken, and thus not have to become strong at the broken places. Published in 2003 are Help Me To Heal to empower patients and their caregivers and 365 Prescriptions For The Soul, in 2004 a children’s book about how difficulties can become blessings, Smudge Bunny, in 2005 101 Exercises For The Soul and out in the Fall of 2006 a prescriptions for parenting book Love, Magic & Mud Pies. Published in 2008 Buddy’s Candle, for children of all ages, related to dealing with the loss of a loved one, be it a pet or parent, and published in 2009 Faith, Hope & Healing with inspiring survivor stories and my reflections about what they teach us. Also out is Words Swords, my poetry and chance to write and react with your own. In the Fall of 2011 A Book of Miracles was published with amazing stories and my comments. Learn more: http://www.BernieSiegelMD.com.

For many, Bernie needs no introduction. He has touched many lives all over our planet. In 1978 he began talking about patient empowerment and the choice to live fully and die in peace. As a physician, who has cared for and counseled innumerable people whose mortality has been threatened by an illness, Bernie embraces a philosophy of living and dying that stands at the forefront of the medical ethics and spiritual issues our society grapples with today. He continues to assist in the breaking of new ground in the field of healing and personally struggling to live the message of kindness and love.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013–Dr M.A. Nezami MD

nezamiDr. Nezami is a physician graduated of USC and UCSF residencies and a fellow recognized by American Academy of Anti-Aging and regenerative Medicine, trained in both regenerative medicine and  integrative cancer therapies fellowships.

He has been in practice for 15 years and currently is the director of Pacific Medical Center of Hope in California. He is a national researcher and teacher at society of teachers in family medicine (STFM). He is involved in many research projects, and publications. He is principal investigator by NIH, National Institute of health; for TACT trial and he has been involved with national cancer institute (NCI) in best case series of complementary and alternative cancer care. His main areas of interest are Integrative oncology and immunology. For more information, please visit our website at www.allcancercare.com

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Tuesday, February 5th, 1pm EST–David Restrepo and Eileen Kaplan

David RestrepoDavid Restrepo is a licensed Pharmacist and owner of three independent Pharmacies – VitaHealth (www.vitahealthrx.com) with two locations in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn.

David is well known as an Integrative Pharmacist among physicians who recognize the value of a holistic health compliment to traditional western medicine. His driving passion to help people feel better and live healthier lives motivates his work with physicians to bring his experience and training with herbs and nutritional supplements to compliment conventional drug therapies to enhance care.

Working collaboratively with integrative physicians, David helps physicians in specialty areas such as oncology, ENT, pediatrics, internal medicine, and psychology to develop patient care plans. VitaHealth delivers both prescriptions and herbal and nutritional supplements throughout New York City.

David comes from a family of pharmacists. His father, two brothers and sister are registered pharmacists and owners of their own Pharmacies, but David is the only family member who took his family calling on a different path and introduced integrative care. He focuses on understanding the interactions of drugs and their side effects, and works to help patients balance the side effects and compensate for depletions caused by medications.

Married to his college sweetheart Elina, who is a Naturopathic Doctor, Nutritionist, Herbalist and Pharmacist, together they are raising their 4-½ year old daughter Nicolette, and helping their patients to feel better, regain and sustain their good health.

Eileen-Buddy-Barbara Winters 030Eileen Kaplan, author of “Laughter is the Breast Medicine,” is a speaker for wellness and cancer awareness advocate and mentor. Eileen Kaplan speaks on being a survivor of breast cancer, prevention of the disease and dealing with the issues associated with cancer and its’ aftermath.

She speaks with humor and heart on making the lifestyle changes necessary for combating all types of cancer. Her message of having a good attitude and positive thinking in life is crucial in dealing with the disease as well as taking good care of yourself, physically. She says that her journey was tempered by family and humor saying that “you can cry in joy or you can laugh in joy” and to keep in mind that laughter is therapeutic. You can purchase Laughter is the Breast Medicine via her website laughteristhebreastmedicine.com/customerservice at Barnes & Noble  www.bn.com .

Eileen lives in Connecticut with her husband. They have 2 daughters and a grandson.

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Tuesday, January 29th, 1pm, EST–Anita Hollander and Bethany Kandel

anitahollander-3cAnita Hollander has performed throughout Europe & America, at Carnegie Hall, Playwrights Horizons, London’s West End and NY Shakespeare Festival. A Helen Hayes Award nominee, she originated the title role of John Belluso’s Gretty Good Time at the Kennedy Center. She has starred Off-Broadway in the World Premiere of Kate Moira Ryan’s Bass For Picasso as well as her own solo musical Still Standing (recent winner of the Audience Award at Broadway’s United Solo Festival), and has also appeared at The White House. Other stage work includes Ragtime (Emma Goldman), Fiddler on the Roof (Golde), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Blanche)and CATS (Grizabella). She’s appeared on TV shows such as Law & Order, OZ, The Sopranos, All My Childrenand BBC’s From The Edge, and in recent feature films, Handsome Harry and Musical Chairs. Theatre Week Magazine awarded her Best Director for her NJ premiere of The Goodbye Girl. A SAG-AFTRA National Board member, she serves as National Co-Chair of SAG-AFTRA Performers With Disabilities. (www.anitahollander.com).  Anita lost her leg to cancer at the age of 26. Anita joins us to share her Musical Tools for Survival.

Bethany KandalBethany Kandel is a five-year breast cancer survivor and creator of the website www.BreastCancerFreebies.com, the only online site where you can find hundreds of freebies for breast cancer patients and survivors including FREE wigs, scholarships, magazines, retreats, apps and much more. Bethany is a New York City-based journalist and author whose work has appeared on many major websites and in numerous national newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping, Parents and PARADE.

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January 22nd, 2013–Ellen Kamhi, PhD RN

Ellen Kamhi, PhD RN, The Natural Nurse® has been involved in Natural Medicine since 1973, when she directed a program in Ethnobotany at Cochise College in Douglas, Arizona. Dr. Kamhi attended Rutgers and Cornell Universities, sat on the Panel of Traditional Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical School, and is a Medical School Professor and  teaches Botanical Pharmacology. She was nominated for the March of Dimes, Woman of Distinction, 2004 and received the J.G. Gallimore award for research in science.  A respected authority in the field of natural healing, Dr. Kamhi is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild (AHG), is nationally board certified as a holistic nurse (AHN-BC), and works to bring together a body of modern and ancient practices and philosophies that use less invasive, less toxic, natural techniques to enhance wellness.

Ellen is the author of Cycles of Life, Herbs for Women, The Natural Guide to Great Sex, WEIGHT LOSS- the Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide and co-author of The Natural Medicine Chest and Arthritis, The Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide  She is quoted in numerous print media including Marie Clare, Latina, Self, Woman’s World, Prevention, Cosmopolitan and Glamour, appears daily on radio/TV , and provides personal health consultations She is on the Peer Review Editorial Board of several journals/organizations, including: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Natural Medicine Journal , Natural Standard Database. Ellen is the Professional Herbalist/Nutritionist for Nature’s Answer®, Hauppauge, NY. www.naturalnurse.com 800-829-0918.

Ellen joins us to talk about Anti-inflammatory Herbs for Pain Management and Cancer Prevention.

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January 15th, 2013–Dr Keith Block

Dr Keith I. Block, MD, is an internationally recognized expert in integrative oncology.  In 1980, he co-founded the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment in Skokie, Illinois, the first such facility in North America, and serves as its Medical and Scientific Director.  He is the author of Life Over Cancer: The Block Center Program for Integrative Cancer Treatment.

Dr. Block is the Scientific Director of the Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and Education, where he has collaborated with colleagues at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Bar Ilan University in Israel.  Dr. Block is also the founding editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal, Integrative Cancer Therapies (ICT).  In 2005, he was appointed to the National Cancer Institute’s Physician Data Query (PDQ) Cancer CAM Editorial Board, on which he continues to serve todayFor more information about the Block Center, please visit: http://www.blockmd.com/. You can contact then through their website or call the center at 1-877-41-Block. And be sure to follow the Block Center on Facebook.

Dr Block joins us to discuss survival statistics  and hope, and what they mean to you.

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January 8th, 2013–Conner Middelmann-Whitney

Conner headshot Phil 3 compressedI am a nutrition coach, health writer and cooking instructor with a special interest in cancer prevention and the Mediterranean Diet.

In 2011 I wrote Zest for Life, The Mediterranean Anti-Cancer Diet (Honeybourne Publishing, 2011). A German edition of the book is due to be published next February under the title “Appetit auf Leben” (Herbig Verlag).

I blog about cancer and diet at Psychology Today.com (“Nourish”) and for Integrative Oncology Essentials, a website created by radiation oncologist Brian Lawenda M.D. that’s dedicated to providing evidence-based information about complementary cancer care and prevention.

Before becoming a nutritionist I worked in financial services, but switched careers after I was diagnosed with early-stage cancer of the cervix at the age of 34. In addition to undergoing conventional medical treatment, I made significant changes to my diet and lifestyle which helped me overcome decades of bad health, a journey I describe in Zest.

I spent the past 11 years living in the south-west of France where I came to know and appreciate the Mediterranean Diet. In August 2012 I moved to Boulder, Colorado with my husband and three children  where I continue to write and teach about dietary cancer prevention. I offer online nutrition coaching, mindful cooking classes as well as Mediterranean Diet workshops and retreats. To find out more, please visit my website www.nutrelan.com, where I also provide lots of free resources such as recipes and cooking videos. I obtained a Nutritional Therapy Diploma at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in 2000.

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December 18th, 2012–DeeDee Ricks

Dee Dee Ricks is an activist and philanthropist who supports many charities. She is chairman of the board of the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute and in that role, successfully lobbied Congress to reenact the Patient Navigation Act as part of sweeping health care reform policy.

She is also a member of the board of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Advocacy Alliance, the political voice for more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors and their loved ones.

As part of her philanthropic efforts, Dee Dee is active with the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention, the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and the University of Arkansas Medical Center. Dee Dee is the founder of RICKS Consulting Group, Inc., which serves and advises hedge funds.

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 December 15th, 2012–Dr M.A. Nezami MD

nezamiDr. Nezami is a physician graduated of USC and UCSF residencies and a fellow recognized by American Academy of Anti-Aging and regenerative Medicine, trained in both regenerative medicine and  integrative cancer therapies fellowships.

He has been in practice for 15 years and currently is the director of Pacific Medical Center of Hope in California. He is a national researcher and teacher at society of teachers in family medicine ( STFM). He is involved in many research projects, and publications. He is principal investigator by NIH, National Institute of health; for TACT trial and he has been involved with national cancer institute (NCI) in best case series of complementary and alternative cancer care. His main areas of interest are Integrative oncology and immunology.

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 December 11th,  2012– Sarto Schickel and Yuliana Kim-Grant

Sarto Schickel is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania.  He is a partner in a Philadelphia architecture and design firm and a passionate advocate for natural healing through organic, whole foods nutrition.  Sarto grew up on a dairy farm with twelve brothers and sisters.  He embraced a healthy plant-based diet twenty-seven years ago.  Sarto and his wife Sun Hee have two daughters.

Sarto joins us to tell the story of Sun Hee’s healing journey with stage IV ovarian cancer who used both conventional and alternative medicine to recover her health.  His inspiring and hope-filled book, Cancer Healing Odyssey, will change the way you look at cancer.

For more information about Cancer Healing Oddyssey: www.cancerhealingodyssey.com.

Yuliana Kim-Grant received her MFA in Creative Writing Fiction from Emerson College. Her novel, “A Shred of Hope” was published in the spring of 2011 by Aberdeen Bay Publishing.

Her non-fiction essay, “Middle Passage”, appears in an anthology entitled, Three Ring Circus: How Real Couples Balance Marriage, Work, and Family.  Another non-fiction essay, “Nigger—A World Divided” was runner-up for the Creative Non-Fiction contest, judged by Faith Adiele and published by Slab, The Sound and Literary Art Book of Slippery Rock University. Yuliana joins us to talk about taboos in Korean cultures which can impact health, including increasing risk of cancer.

She is currently at work on a second novel. She lives in New York City with her husband and son.

For more information, please visit: yulianakimgrant.com

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 December 4th, 2012–Dr Michael Schachter, MD, CNS, FACAM

Dr. Michael B. Schachter is a magna cum laude graduate of Columbia College and Columbia P&S Medical School in NYC. He is also a Board Certified Psychiatrist and a Certified Nutrition Specialist. Dr. Schachter has been involved with nutritional and integrative health care for 35 years.  A leader in alternative cancer therapies, EDTA chelation and orthomolecular psychiatry, he is a past president of the American College of Advancement in Medicine (ACAM).  He has authored numerous articles and was a major contributor to Burton Goldberg’s classic “Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Cancer”. His book “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Depression” (Warner, 2006), discusses natural ways of treating depression rather than just with medication. His published 2010 paper “Integrative Oncology for Clinicians and Cancer Patients” helps to guide patients in developing a cancer treatment program. In 2010, Dr. Schachter received the Humanitarian Award from the Cancer Control Society in California. He has a special interest in the role of iodine in health and disease. Dr. Schachter is the director of the Schachter Center for Complementary Medicine in Suffern, NY where he and his able staff treat a wide variety of medical challenges. Much more information about Dr. Schachter and the Center are available at the website:  www.schachtercenter.com . Many articles, including the Integrative Oncology article can be accessed from this site.

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November 27th, 2012– Terri Wingham and Greg Stanley

Terri Wingham is a 33 year old breast cancer survivor from Vancouver, B.C.  She is also a friend, sister, daughter, blogger, storyteller, photographer, wine lover, post-wine booty shaker, writer, dreamer, and global networker. Terri recently wrapped up a six month Volunteer Trip around the world where she traveled to nearly every continent and volunteered with 7 different international partners. The information she gained has helped establish the framework for the Fresh Chapter Foundation, which is creating opportunities for other cancer survivors to heal from cancer by volunteering internationally. To learn more about the upcoming Fresh Chapter Adventure to New Delhi, India in February 2013, click HERE or watch this VIDEO.

Greg Stanley, Chief Commercial Officer at Oncimmune, has over 20 years of executive leadership experience in sales, marketing and commercial operations in the diagnostic industry with Abbott Laboratories, Chiron/Bayer, Radiometer and Roche Diagnostics. Author of the HelloHaveYouHeard.com blog, Greg has had numerous discussions with smokers, former smokers, their loved ones and healthcare providers about the risk factors for lung cancer and the benefit of early detection. He hopes sharing his knowledge about lung cancer and the benefits of early lung cancer detection will make an impact on the deadly disease. Greg may be contacted at greg.stanley@oncimmune.com or by calling 317-363-0071 or 317-863-2921. Please visit www.Oncimmune.com or www.HelloHaveYouHeard.com for more information.

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November 20th, 2012– Christopher Nagy–Keeping a Breast – Considerations for Living an Anticancer Lifestyle

Christopher K. Nagy, M.D., is a man on a mission. Dr. Nagy has a great deal of medical experience as an Orthopaedic Surgeon over the past 16 years. But, as someone who is passionate about real wellness (rather than merely treating symptoms), he knows that the current practice of medicine does not have all the answers. Dr. Nagy’s goal is to help educate and introduce an important treatment option in medicine, bioidentical hormone optimization. Your Personal Wellness Center was established to offer proactive and interested individuals bioidentical hormone optimization. The purpose of Your Personal Wellness Center includes helping to increase awareness of the options available to help improve one’s quality of life and make possible a healthier, more vibrant life.

Tirelessly studying and reviewing the latest literature and keeping abreast of the newest and most exciting developments allows Dr. Nagy to bring you the most current and efficacious treatments to guide you in the aging process. Patients can rest assured that they have an extremely strong advocate and partner who will guide them where they desire to go on their journey to ultimate wellness.

Dr. Nagy received his medical degree (M.D.) at Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio, in 1990. He is practicing as a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon in Salisbury, North Carolina. With his passion to help people beyond the scope of Orthopaedics, he has furthered his training as a fellow in the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. His certification in Mastering the Protocols of Hormone Optimization came under the tutelage of Dr. Neal Rouzier, a renown authority on the subject. Click here to watch Dr. Rouzier briefly explain the many benefits of bioidentical hormone optimization.

Dr. Nagy created Your Personal Wellness Center in 2010. His mission was to assist patients in receiving the treatments that will allow them to improve their lives beyond what traditional medicine offers. Proper treatment can help one live life as it was meant to be. This type of medical program requires active participation by both parties to bring about the optimal results that are possible.

Dr Nagy is currently the Chief Medical Officer of Cenegenics Carolinas Charlotte, a practice that promotes optimal health, with a major focus on the areas of, Optimized nutrition, exercise, supplementation and proper and optimized hormone balance. The program addresses all the areas necessary to promote wellness so that there is a significantly diminished chance of disease development.

Personally, Dr. Nagy is married to a lovely wife and has three beautiful daughters. He loves spending time with family, camping, exercising and relaxing together. He enjoys music, Broadway musicals and is frequently caught singing throughout the day. Dr. Nagy has always been a strong advocate of health and wellness. So much so, that he has competed and won on the natural bodybuilding circuit. These life experiences have taught him the level of commitment necessary to achieve a goal and to discover what it takes to achieve ones dreams.

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November 13th,2012Jan Jargon–Getting Healthy After Cancer

The environment I was fostered in created expectations of a Veterinarian career. Veterinarian school complicated an interesting turn of events for me. I was asked to teach as an undergrad to other undergrads.  Having had more actual experience than the instructors with large animal care, unfortunately or fortunately as I believe we all have a path and that was not mine, this idea turned me off of Vet school. I began searching other arenas. Knowledge of human medicine beyond the basic inter-animal applications was not on my agenda yet the local FD needed experienced wild land fire help, which I had. They offered free EMT-B courses in return. Free education is always a welcome resource to me. The rest of the story is all downhill, so here I am a papered Medical Anthropologist obsessed with your health and mine.

Medical interpretation and or mediation should be a required service to all patients, providing unbiased advocacy facilitating truly informed consent. I believe every person should have one, someone who understands doctor language and can read and explain tests to clients in terms they can understand. This was the role I played for my patients, my mother and it has grown into a role I play for the rest of my family, friends and clients. Western medical training to the level of a 3rd year medical student gives me a rounded perspective and ability to facilitate this.  I can see how we have gotten where we are right now but also where we need to go.  Allopathic medicine and Naturopathic medicine need to declare a truce and meet on middle ground. This ground is being found by functional and interdisciplinary fields of medicine. The war on cancer will never be won as long we are on ‘opposite’ sides. We need to learn how to work together, heal together and communicate together to facilitate improvements in health for all. We are all in this together. We all have skin in the game.  You will get cancer or I will those are the odds.

I am a cancer education advocate; after working with me I want you to feel like our old buddy Paul Harvey has returned and you hear his famous words echo through the air “And now you know the rest of the story.” For the ‘rest’ of my story visit www.justjanuarysjargon.com.

Sincerely your humble health advocate,

January

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 November 6th, 2012– Rhonda Smith and Cara Novy-Bennewitz

Rhonda M. Smith is the Founder of Breast Cancer Partner, an organization that focuses on breast cancer recovery through health and wellness. Breast Cancer Partner provides tools, resources and information to help breast cancer survivors recover, restore and reenergize after treatment.

Through her work, Rhonda’s goal is to educate, enlighten, and empower breast cancer survivors to become their own health and wellness advocate and adopt a lifestyle and practices aimed at cancer prevention and survival.  Ultimately, Rhonda wants to create a world in which each and every breast cancer survivor lives a life that is full of vitality, cancer free and without fear, so that recovery is a life-enhancing, and not a life-limiting, event.

Rhonda has more than 20 years of experience that includes sales and marketing management and learning and development consulting. She has parlayed her professional and personal experience into a unique skill set that includes creating survivorship programs for breast cancer centers, and health and wellness experiences, events and products for breast cancer survivors.

Rhonda is the Mission Integration Chair for the American Cancer Society 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk and a member of the Baptist Health South Florida Breast Center’s Patient and Family Advisory Council.

Cara Novy-Bennewitz is a Medical Ambassador for the American Cancer Society, a Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist, and Physical Educator. She holds an undergraduate degree in Corporate Fitness from Drake University and a Masters in Fitness Management from The United States Sports Academy. Cara has spent her entire career specializing in health, wellness and preventive medicine for people of all ages.

Cara is a runner, who eats healthy, exercises regularly, and believes in enjoying life. She is also a breast cancer survivor, being unexpectedly diagnosed in her early forties with a young child. She mistakenly thought the odds were in her favor of avoiding cancer given her healthy lifestyle choices and no family history of breast cancer.

Rather than feel like a victim, Cara realized that she could help people on many fronts. So she used her expertise and experience in fitness management to create Working Out Cancer, a website designed to help people make healthy lifestyle choices. Cara also took her personal experience with having cancer to develop a guidebook to help others when they are diagnosed. While there were many resources available to help her through the treatment and recovery process, there was not one tool that she could easily reference or access. This is why Cara created Diagnosis: Breast Cancer – The Best Action Plan for Navigating Your Journey.

As a seasoned educator and presenter, Cara’s mission is to empower patients and their loved ones throughout their breast cancer journeys. Here on Survive and Live Well we’ll talk about how to be prepared both mentally and physically while navigating a breast cancer diagnosis.

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 October 30th, 2012–Ellen Kamhi, PhD RN–POSTPONED

Ellen Kamhi, PhD RN, The Natural Nurse® has been involved in Natural Medicine since 1973, when she directed a program in Ethnobotany at Cochise College in Douglas, Arizona. Dr. Kamhi attended Rutgers and Cornell Universities, sat on the Panel of Traditional Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical School, and is a Medical School Professor and  teaches Botanical Pharmacology. She was nominated for the March of Dimes, Woman of Distinction, 2004 and received the J.G. Gallimore award for research in science.  A respected authority in the field of natural healing, Dr. Kamhi is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild (AHG), is nationally board certified as a holistic nurse (AHN-BC), and works to bring together a body of modern and ancient practices and philosophies that use less invasive, less toxic, natural techniques to enhance wellness.

Ellen is the author of Cycles of Life, Herbs for Women, The Natural Guide to Great Sex, WEIGHT LOSS- the Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide and co-author of The Natural Medicine Chest and Arthritis, The Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide  She is quoted in numerous print media including Marie Clare, Latina, Self, Woman’s World, Prevention, Cosmopolitan and Glamour, appears daily on radio/TV , and provides personal health consultations She is on the Peer Review Editorial Board of several journals/organizations, including: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Natural Medicine Journal , Natural Standard Database. Ellen is the Professional Herbalist/Nutritionist for Nature’s Answer®, Hauppauge, NY. www.naturalnurse.com 800-829-0918.

Ellen joins us to talk about Anti-inflammatory Herbs for Pain Management and Cancer Prevention.

Due to hurricane Sandy, this broadcast is postponed.  Stay tuned for more details; we look forward to bringing you the wisdom of Dr Kamhi at a later date.

 October 23rd, 2012–Elaine Cantin

Elaine was diagnosed with breast cancer and within one week was rushed into have a surgical lumpectomy. Doctors wanted to immediately begin ‘aggressive’ radiation and chemotherapy and this idea frightened Elaine, as she had seen many family members and friends die soon after similar treatments. Elaine said,”I thought that if I had to go, I would not be going that way.”

Shortly after her lumpectomy the tumor grew back to the size of a small egg. She began researching the Ketogenic diet and after modifying it to remove several allergenic foods, Elaine’s tumor shrunk to the size of a chick pea and then disappeared! Elaine has been told by her oncologist that she is in complete remission … she is cured.

I am just a regular girl with a very soft spot for sick children and with a very analytical mind…what characterizes me the most is that when I set my mind on doing something, I don’t give up until I succeed. I love to learn, I am self-motivated and I cannot help it, I am a leader. I am a firm believer that if there is a will there is a way, and if you believe, you can achieve something, you will.

My book, The Cantin Ketogenic Diet, is my diet of hope, a  diet that comes from my heart, my own research… I lived it and I know what it’s like, I hope it can help others

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 October 16th–Dr Josh Levine and Dr Rachel Wellner

Dr. Joshua L. Levine is a board-certified microsurgical plastic surgeon that specializes in perforator flap breast reconstruction.  He is currently the Director of Surgical Services at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, where he operates, but also performs perforator flap breast reconstruction at hospitals throughout the New York City tri-state area.

Dr. Levine is a proud member of the ASPS, ASRM, and New York Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group.  He is also on the advisory board of the FORCE organization, and actively supports organizations like Young Survivors Coalition and the Komen Foundation.

Dr. Levine is frequently invited to speak, and operate all over the world.  He continues to publish current techniques in peer-review journals, and is the author of many text book chapters.

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Levine attended Tulane University for his undergraduate education, and obtained his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed two residency programs at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in New York. The first one in general surgery, and the second in plastic surgery with Dr. Berish Strauch, a founding father of microsurgery.

Following his plastic surgery residency, Dr. Levine elected to pursue further training in cosmetic surgery and breast reconstruction. For cosmetic surgery, he completed a fellowship with the world-renowned Dr. Donald Wood-Smith at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He then moved to New Orleans, and completed a fellowship in microsurgical breast reconstruction with Dr. Robert Allen, who originated and developed perforator flaps for breast reconstruction and is the leading authority on this technique.

Dr. Levine has a private practice in Manhattan.

Dr. Rachel Wellner is a Connecticut native who received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in 1997, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.  She received her medical degree from the University of Connecticut and a Masters in Public Health from the Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.  During her time at Columbia, she also pursued research activities, which culminated in the publication of her textbook, Aging, Heart Disease and Its Management.  She next went on to pursue her surgical training at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, receiving various teaching awards.  She expressed an early interest in international health care and has set up many programs around the world to aide the underserved, including the establishment of a clinical rotation in an underserved region of the Dominican Republic.   Her interest in oncology developed during her residency, at which point she decided to pursue subspecialty training in breast diseases, which combines her interest in the humanities, compassionate delivery of health care, clinical medicine, and investigational science.

Dr. Wellner is dedicated to delivering compassionate, high quality care.  The current Director of Breast Services at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, a subsidiary of Continuum Cancer Care, an acclaimed fully accredited academic breast center and center of excellence, she joined forces with the Center for Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction under the leadership of world renowned reconstructive surgeons Dr. Robert Allen and Dr. Joshua Levine.  Exclusively working with the world’s best in diagnostics, medical oncology, radiation oncology, reconstructive surgery, and other ancillary services, she is able to offer patients the most modern, state of the art therapeutic options.  Dr. Wellner offers comprehensive breast health care, treating both benign and malignant conditions all with humanity and an exquisite attention to detail, aiming to improve the lives of her patients.  Her aims of treatment include rendering her patients disease free, restoring and enhancing physical form, and promoting a healthy lifestyle and quality of life.

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 October 9th– Rick Shapiro

On March 29th, 1996, Daniel Shapiro passed away due to an aggressive lymphoma. In preceding years, prior to the fatal effect of this Lymphoma, Daniel had suffered from Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer.  His adult son, Rick Shapiro, witnessed this harrowing experience and most difficult journey.

Years went by and Rick wondered, whether people diagnosed with terminal or late stage cancer had ever “beaten the odds”, and lived on many more years past their prognosis, with quality of life.     He had heard of the terms  “spontaneous regression” and “spontaneous remission”, but truly did not know what they meant. He had heard of miracle stories, but did not understand where and how these miracles could happen.  He wondered if there was a logical or rational basis for these unexplainable outcomes … at least unexplainable by conventional standards.

Fast forward to the present – In recent years, Rick has become a passionate researcher and part-time educator of integrative and alternative treatments and therapies, to people afflicted with late stage  cancer.  He is currently writing a book based on actual audio and video interviews he has conducted, of people who were told to “get their affairs in order”, during the past 5-20 years !!   Yes, people who were told 5, 10, 15 and 20 years ago, that they had a very short time to live … but they are still here, and thriving.      In the words of  Mark Twain – “rumors of their demise were greatly exaggerated …”.

Rick has uncovered numerous stories, nationwide, of people afflicted with all kinds of cancer who pursued different avenues to achieve long term health and an excellent quality of life.   Not everyone Rick has interviewed has taken the same path, however, they have attained similar, fantastic outcomes.    Their stories are true.  His pending book and the lessons learned from it, will provide people who walk in the frightful shoes of late stage cancer, that there truly is “HOPE”.   Rick has looked into their eyes and recorded their stories.   He will talk about these stories on October 9th.

Rick has a website and blog to be found at – www.latestagecancer.com      He is targeting the publication date for his book to be early in 2013.

Rick is a former practicing Attorney in the States of NY and AZ.   He also, currently, owns and operates a boutique Merger & Acquisition Firm in Scottsdale, AZ.

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 October 2nd–Dr Kathleen Ruddy

Mammograms do not prevent cancer.  Early detection does not prevent breast cancer; in fact, both may contribute to it.  Treatments don’t cure and cause “resulting effects”, including more cancer. Are we really survivors, or are we just women who have gotten through treatment?  Sadly, we are encouraged to walk and wave banners, to join in the masses donating to end breast cancer.  Here on Survive and Live Well, we talk about treating and beating cancer……what better way to beat it than to prevent it.  We can do our best to prevent cancer through diet and lifestyle choices; sadly, it often takes more, and sadly, much of what is required is too expensive or unavailable to most.   We need a vaccine.  Join us Tuesday, October 2nd, when I will chat with Dr Kathleen Ruddy as she clarifies the efficacy and potential of the first ever breast cancer vaccine and talks about the three different types of breast cancer, the genetic profiles that appear to distinguish them, and how this information can be used to tailor treatment.

Dr Kathleen Ruddy is a MSKCC trained breast cancer surgeon.  She is also the Founder and President of the Breast Health & Healing Foundation, the only non-profit organization whose specific mission is to discover the causes of breast cancer and use that knowledge to prevent the disease.  Kathleen’s focus is to answer the question, “Does a virus cause breast cancer in women? “ She is also committed to help fund Clevelnd Clinic’s Professor Vincent Tuohy’s first preventive breast cancer vaccine.

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 September 25th –Dr Deanna Attai, M.D. F.A.C.S

Dr Deanna J. Attai is a board-certified surgeon practicing in Southern California. A native of New York, she was educated at Vassar College and then received her medical degree with honors from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington DC. After completing her surgical training at Georgetown University Hospital in 1995, she was in practice in Northern Virginia for almost 5 years; she relocated to Southern California in 1999. Since 2004, Dr. Attai has focused her career exclusively on the care of patients with benign and malignant breast conditions.

Dr. Attai is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is an active member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS). She is the Chair of the Communications Committee for the ASBrS, and is also a member of the ASBrS Board of Directors. She is certified by the American Society of Breast Surgeons for the performance of breast ultrasound, and is an ultrasound instructor for the American College of Surgeons. Her private practice, The Center For Breast Care, Inc, is accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.

She is an often-quoted expert for local and national television and on-line media regarding to women’s health and breast disease diagnosis and treatment; she is a regular contributor to social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Talk About Health, and 4Wholeness and co-moderates a Breast Cancer / Social Media weekly support group on Twitter. She strongly believes that physicians should be more involved in this type of patient education and support.

Dr Attai will talk about hope and how to process a diagnosis, as well as the mind-body connection to healing, surviving and living well

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 September 18thDr Adam S. Jacobson and Anna Ryan, RN

Dr Jacobson is an Attending Physician in the Department of Otolaryngology at Beth Israel Medical Center.  He is also Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a member of the New York Head and Neck Society, American Head and Neck Society, and an associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  Dr Jacobson received his medical degree with honors from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey—Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  He completed residency in Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Reconstruction and has authored numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters.  Dr Jacobson’s areas of special interest are in Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery, Salivary Gland Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Head and Neck Reconstruction, Minimally Invasive Head and Neck Surgery, and Airway Surgery.

Anna Ryan is a registered nurse who works in an Emergency Department in Sacramento, CA.  She has worked as an emergency room nurse for four and a half years.  Nursing is a second career for Anna as she previously worked in the business field for over 13 years.

In addition to working as a registered nurse, Anna owns a business with her sister, Selena Srabian, who is also a registered nurse.  Their company is Annie & Isabel and they sell designer hospital gowns to people battling cancer, anyone going into the hospital for surgery, hospice patients, patients going through rehabilitation, women having babies in the hospital or anyone having to spend time in the hospital.

Anna was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in January of 2012. She had a nodule on the right side of her thyroid in which she had two benign biopsies over the prior 4 years.  She decided to have the right side of her thyroid removed due to continued growth of the nodule and discovered after surgery that she had follicular carcinoma.  She underwent a second surgery on 2/29/12 to remove the remainder of her thyroid in which there was a small amount of papillary cancer on that side as well.  Anna had Radioactive Iodine treatment on 3/23/12 to ablate the remainder of any thyroid cells that were left after surgery. She is now back to work and continuing to recover from her cancer.  She will continue to have lab work, testing and follow up with her endocrinologist to monitor her for any recurrence of her cancer.

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Tuesday, September 11th– Dr Marc Engelbert

Dr. Marc Engelbert is a board-certified doctor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; board certified with the Diplomate of the American Board  of Obstetrics and Gnecology and the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Engelbert graduated from the City College of New York Biomedical Program and the State University of New York at Buffalo Medical School.  He completed residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and was the Administrative/Clinical Chief Resident at Mount Sinai Hospital; he is currently affiliated with Mount Sinai and has a private practice in Manhattan.  Marc is associated with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Medical Association, the New York County Medical Society, the Mount Sinai OB/GYN Alumni Society and the Association of Attending Physicians Mount Sinai Hospital.

Dr Engelbert joins us to help us to step back, think rationally and to explore all options when faced with the call.  You all know what I mean, the call from the radiologist, your ob/gyn, your doctor who says, I’d like to take another look, or there’s something we need to talk about. So join us on September 11th to get great advice on how to manage and skillfully react to medical news.

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 September 4th– Gina Van Luven

Gina Van Luven is a Wellness Speaker, Author and Coach who empowers people to live healthier, happier lives.  She understands everyone is unique!  Therefore, she works with individuals and groups to uncover the food and lifestyle choices that are best for each unique person, and provides a step-by-step action plan and accountability system to help her clients achieve their goals.

Having grown up on the “Standard American Diet” (SAD), Gina was plagued by disease in her twenties.  In her thirties, she discovered the secrets that transformed her diseased body into a healthy, happy one.  Today, she helps others do the same!

Gina is certified as a Holistic Health Counselor by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and Columbia University.  She is the author and creator of “I’d Rather Scrub Toilets Than Cook – Tips to Getting In and Out of the Kitchen Quickly,” “Golden Goals – Strategies for Success,” and “5-Step Total Body Detoxification Program.”  She serves on the Board of Directors for “EarthWell,” “National Association of Women Business Owners,” “Park City Women in Business” and “Toastmasters International” and is a member of “Biltmore Who’s Who,” “Healthy Happy Human Beings,” “Organic Consumers Association” and “World Vision.”  She is active in her community and truly enjoys helping people of all ages.  Come chat with Gina about Eating for Cancer Recovery.

To replay this show: http://hipcast.com/podcast/HBYjQgFQ 

August 28th– John Coleman and Jeremiah Goska

John Coleman: The loss of my youngest son Brad to testicular cancer at the age of nineteen inspired me to form the Brad Coleman Cancer Foundation. Having first hand knowledge of the struggles that families that have children with cancer go through, I knew that there was much that needed to be done. I became President and Chairman of the Board in September of 2010. I know that early detection is the key to survival with testicular cancer and I am very passionate about informing young males about the importance of self exam for early detection. I also know the burden that is placed on families that have children with cancer both financially and mentally. Having experienced this I can relate to each family that, come, to us for support. My goal as President of the Brad Coleman Cancer Foundation is to offer support to as many families as possible and to raise awareness among our youth and teens about testicular cancer early detection and my hope is that one day there will not be any male succumb to testicular cancer just because it was caught too late. We have to bring testicular cancer awareness to the forefront place as much attention on testicular cancer early detection as there has been for breast cancer.

Jeremiah Goska, diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 5, is now 16 year old survivor.  He lost his sight from the tumor and suffers from significant weakness on his right side. He joins us to share his story and to share with all of us, a great need for two devices that will help with some debilitating problems that have resulted from his cancer.  Join us to hear how you can help this amazing young man, and help bring awareness to others in his shoes.  To Donate: http://www.gofundme.com/12gi94

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August 21st, 2012–Dr Devra Lee Davis, PhD MPH

Devra Davis founded Environmental Health Trust in 2007 in Teton County, Wyoming to provide basic research and education about environmental health hazards and promote constructive policies locally, nationally and internationally. Dr. Davis lectures at Georgetown, Harvard, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and other universities, and was Founding Director, Center for Environmental Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, and Professor of Epidemiology at the Graduate School of Public Health (2004-2009).The Secret History of the War on Cancer was a top pick by Newsweek, is forming the basis for national cancer policy revisions by the South African Cancer Society, and is being used at major schools of public health, including Harvard, Emory, and Tulane University. Dr. Davis also was the founding director of the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology of the U.S. National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences and Scholar in Residence, 1983-1993. Her new book, Disconnect, selected by TIME magazine as a top pick, provides shocking detail about cell phone radiation and your health, is receiving kudos from experts and policy makers around the world, and is the subject of broad multi-media coverage.

Join us to hear the truth about cell phone radiation, what the industry has done to hide it, and how to protect your family.

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012– Amy Nicholson and Dr Sreenivas Rao

Amy Nicholson is a nationally certified and WI state certified massage therapist, and professional member of the Association of Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers.  She has held the role of Program Director of Therapeutic Massage Program at Madison College since 2005, where she is teaches western massage theory and technique.

In addition to directing the program and teaching massage, Amy is also an adjunct faculty member for the Center of International Education at Madison College, where she teaches courses that combine service learning and the study of traditional healing practices of indigenous cultures.   She leads groups of students to volunteer in the Sacred Valley of Peru, and to study with the Q’ero shamans, while learning tools for personal health and healing.

In her private practice, Amy combines deep tissue bodywork, and shamanic energetic alignment to clear, ground, and rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit. Her bodywork combines trigger point techniques, Swedish massage, and connective tissue work to create space in spine and to open and elongate the entire musculoskeletal system.  Her naturally strong, sensitive hands know how to free your body from pain and tension.  Catering a session to your needs, she combines Mindfulness Practices, Shamanic Healing, Sound Healing, Healing with Crystals, Zero Balancing, and Kinetic Education to clear, and ground your energy field so that you can feel more centered, aligned, relaxed, pain free.

In the community, Amy serves on the Wisconsin State Massage Therapy and Bodyworker’s Council. She also has facilitated women’s healing circles since 1998. These “moon” or “sister” circles joyfully empower women to remember their unique rhythms.  Amy often uses a theme combined with ceremony, divination, art, talking circle, movement, meditation, journeying, drumming, sound healing and chanting to create a sacred space for reflection and grounding our personal power into our selves.

Dr Sreenivas Rao will be talking about Neuropathy; how to avoid it and what to do if you are already dealing with it, so welcome back Dr Rao!  He will also talk about dermatological products that can help alleviate treatment related symptoms, so join in, ask questions!

To replay this show: http://hipcast.com/podcast/HZTLNrBQ

 

Stephanie A. Royal, Educator/Activist/Previvor and Survivor

Stephanie is a nationally recognized leader in the field of education, specializing in school leadership and instructional techniques in reading and writing in children.  She is an adjunct professor of education, focusing on the advanced training of master level teachers.  Stephanie lectures frequently on issues related to equity and social justice in education.  She possesses over fifteen years experience in curricular design and instruction and has written numerous articles on access to educational and social justice in education.   Stephanie is also a breast cancer survivor.

Most recently, Stephanie has turned her energy toward access to quality healthcare in women, particularly women of color and those economically disadvantaged.  She has broadened her platform of equity and social justice in education to that in healthcare, and has focused on developing greater awareness about breast cancer- – its origins, its treatment and its outcomes.

Her personal journey has been remarkable, yet relatable to many other women.  Several years ago, she discovered that she is genetically predisposed to breast cancer, making her a previvor.  She is here today to share her story and promote our combined efforts in achieving greater awareness about breast cancer, possible treatments and outcomes.  Stephanie’s mission now is to open the dialogue about genetic markers for breast cancer and to offer information for millions of women around the world faced with making difficult choices about their health.

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012–Dr Alex Swistel and Judy Fitzgerald

Dr Swistel graduated from HarvardUniversity and completed his medical school training at BrownUniversityMedicalSchool.  He did his surgical residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and then completed the two-year surgical oncology fellowship at the MemorialSloanKetteringCenter.  At the completion of his fellowship, he joined the surgical Attending staff at the St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center and subsequently became the Chief of Breast Surgery.  In 1996, he was recruited by New York Hospital and joined the Attending staff in surgery.  He was instrumental in coordinating the efforts to develop the WeillCornellBreastCenter and became the Director of the Program.  He is also an Associate Clinical Professor at the WeillCornellMedicalCollege and Associate Attending in the Department of Surgery and is the former Chief of the Section of Breast Surgery.

Dr. Swistel is an acknowledged expert in the field and has pioneered many improvements in the delivery of breast cancer care for his patients over the years.  He has been included on multiple best doctor lists and is widely quoted as an expert in the field by the media and is listed in the Whose Who’s in America.  He first developed an early protocol using laser guided destruction of small breast tumor as a way to minimize surgical scars. Later, he performed the first skin sparing mastectomy in New York City in 1991.  That technique did much to minimize the surgical defect related to standard radical mastectomy and the technique was combined with immediate reconstruction.  In 1986, he established the first ComprehensiveBreastCenter in Manhattan at the St. Luke’s Hospital.  This served as a model for subsequent Breast Centers throughout the city including the LauderCenter at MemorialHospital and the present WeillCornellBreastCenter.  Recognizing that the minority population sometimes had difficulty in accessing good breast care he received a special grant from the state to focus on screening of minority patients.  This program was adopted by the New YorkState legislature and it continues to this day.  Along with Dr. Peter Pressmen he was one of the first physicians in New York to pioneer sentinel lymph node biopsy, a new technique for minimizing axillary surgery for breast cancer patients.  He has been in the forefront of Oncoplastic surgery that combines proper cancer surgery principles for care along with cosmetic techniques to minimize scars.  Most recently he improved a technique of nipple sparing mastectomy, which leaves the patient with virtually no visible incision.  He has lectured widely on the topic of breast cancer surgery and prevention strategies and runs a high risk program at Cornell for patients who are at elevated risk for developing breast cancer.  He is past President of the New York Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group, which is the oldest and largest regional group of breast cancer specialists in the nation.

Judith Fitzgerald is a retired middle school teacher who taught both in England and at Catholic Schools in Rhode Island. She holds a dual degree in Chemistry and Education from Providence College. While teaching, she taught most years as a fifth grade teacher. Science was her specialty.

Judith was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2009, and had a double mastectomy the same month. Following surgery, she learned by extensive reading and networking with survivors, that diet, nutrition and lifestyle changes were key elements in achieving long-term success.  Judith also discovered these were not subjects oncologists were eager to discuss since there no accepted medical protocols for these areas.  Doctors merely recommend that breast cancer survivors eat a healthy diet; but she found that there’s much more to it than that.

Judith’s book, A Teacher’s Journey…What Breast Cancer Taught Me, explores these issues and is a heartfelt journal of her diagnosis, surgeries, and treatment, as well as lessons learned from research into diet and lifestyle changes made by long-term survivors.  Her vision for this book is to share what she learned, as well as raise awareness that more research is needed in these areas to insure future success in the battle against breast cancer.

In October of 2011, Judith and her family founded Sisters4Prevention. Their mission is to support research focusing on prevention.  At present, all proceeds from her book are supporting the Pink Vaccine breast cancer vaccine project at the Cleveland Clinic Learner Research Institute under the direction of Dr. Vincent Tuohy.

To replay this show: http://hipcast.com/podcast/HyPsb3JQ

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012–Tami Boehmer and Dr Sreenivas Rao

After more than 20 years working in health care public relations, Tami Boehmer was thrust into the world as a patient. In February 2008, she was diagnosed with a metastatic breast cancer recurrence–months after celebrating her five-year, cancer-free anniversary.

Unwilling to accept a grim prognosis, she decided to interview survivors nationwide who have lived far beyond what the medical establishment predicted. Tami compiled these amazing stories into her book, From Incurable to Incredible: Cancer Survivors Who Beat the Odds. Tami shares these stories, as well as valuable information on healing the body, mind and spirit; on her Web site and blog, www.MiracleSurvivors.com.

Recently, Tami was named one of the Top 10 Most Influential Breast Cancer Bloggers on Twitter by Cision Navigator, a site dedicated to providing public relations, communications, and marketing resources.

 From Incurable to Incredible was named the winner of the Health-Medical category of the 2011 Readers Favorite Awards and award-winning finalist in the “Health: Cancer” category of the 2011 International Book Awards. Best-selling author Bernie Siegel, MD, who wrote a foreword to her book, called it “A book everyone should read.”

Tami lives with her husband Mike, daughter Chrissy and furry feline AJ in Cincinnati,Ohio. She divides her time between caring for her family, blogging, fulfilling speaking engagements, serving as a mentor for other cancer survivors.

Sreenivas Rao, MD

Dr Rao earned a bachelor of medicine and surgery (MBBS) and an MD from the University of Bombay, and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Sreenivas is President of OncoQOL, serving health- care providers, patients, and caregivers. When pure, safe, evidence-based nutritional supplements are appropriately formulated they can help address specific nutritional deficiencies to support the quality of life for patients undergoing cancer treatment.

OncoQOL was conceived with this need in mind.  OncoQOL is a joint business effort between two of the world’s leading health-care companies: Helsinn Healthcare SA and Thorne Research, Inc. Their goal is to address the nutritional needs of cancer patients through their health-care providers and caregivers via premium quality nutritional supplements, supported by scientific data and whole-patient wellness considerations, ideally with the hope of supporting their quality of life (“QOL”).

Prior to joining OncoQOL, Sreenivas was the Director of the Lymphoma Franchise at Eisai, Inc. Prior to being at Eisai, Sreenivas was in the marketing department at Novartis Oncology, where his main focus was in the lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and multiple myeloma space.  Before moving to the marketing department, as a director in the medical affairs department, Sreenivas was responsible for clinical trials, communication strategy, publication strategy, and field force training.

Before joining Novartis, Sreenivas worked for Pharmacia US, and prior to that, Pharmacia Canada.  Prior to Pharmacia, Sreenivas was in the leadership development program (LDP) at Bayer Canada. Before moving to Bayer Canada’s LDP program, Sreenivas provided leadership to clinical development, regulatory affairs, and training for Bayer’s Asia-Pacific operations.

To replay this show: http://hipcast.com/podcast/HNY890VQ

 

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012–Karen Selby, RN and Greg Stanley

 Karen Selby is a registered nurse with specific background in general, vascular and thoracic surgery. She was also a director of a tissue bank prior to joining Asbestos.com as a Patient Advocate nurse.. Her surgical and oncologic background has been a true asset to understanding the needs of mesothelioma patients and how to help guide them through their journey; this is not a perfect science and every patient is unique and has specific requests. Karen’s goal is to determine how she can help each patient best, and then provide them with the tools they need: knowledge, hope, and continuing emotional support.  Join us Tuesday, July 10th as Karen guides us through the diagnosis and treatment for mesothelioma. http://www.asbestos.com/

Greg Stanley, Chief Commercial Officer at Oncimmune, has over 20 years of executive leadership experience in sales, marketing and commercial operations in the diagnostic industry with Abbott Laboratories, Chiron/Bayer, Radiometer and Roche Diagnostics. Author of the HelloHaveYouHeard.com blog, Greg has had numerous discussions with smokers, former smokers, their loved ones and healthcare providers about the risk factors for lung cancer and the benefit of early detection. He hopes sharing his knowledge about lung cancer and the benefits of early lung cancer detection will make an impact on the deadly disease. Greg may be contacted at greg.stanley@oncimmune.com or by calling 317-363-0071 or 317-863-2921. Please visit www.Oncimmune.com or www.HelloHaveYouHeard.com for more information.

To replay this show: http://hipcast.com/podcast/HBFWRWHQ

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012—Bill Henderson

Bill Henderson is on a crusade.  His late wife’s four-year experience with ovarian cancer and its treatment convinced him that “there must be a better way.”  After helping over 3,500 cancer patients in 63 countries all over the world heal themselves of their cancers for the last 14 years, Bill feels he knows why people get cancer and how they get over it. His mission is to spread that message to as many people as possible.

In addition to being a best-selling author of three books on natural cancer healing, Bill has produced 190 very popular one-hour weekly radio shows where he interviewed cancer doctors, dentists and survivors.  He has published 158 free newsletters to his audience of 34,000 readers.  He has made many presentations all over the U.S. and Canada on his favorite subject of natural cancer healing.

Bill just celebrated his 80th birthday in January, 2012.  Bill’s first career was in the Air Force.  He retired as a Colonel after 25 years of service in 1977.   He then founded a computer software business in 1978.  He had architect and engineer clients in 34 states and 4 Canadian provinces.  He sold that business in 1995 after he lost his wife to ovarian cancer in November, 1994.

Bill lives with his present wife, Terry, in San Antonio, Texas.  He has 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandbabies.

Join Bill as he unlocks the mystery and gives you his thoughts on natural cancer healing.

Link to Bill’s book: http://www.beating-cancer-gently.com/

Link to The Emotion Code: http://www.drbradleynelson.com/

Recipe book recommended by Bill: http://www.cancerfreefoods.com/

To replay this show: http://hipcast.com/podcast/HDQvbCgQ

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012–Dr Kathleen Ruddy, MD

Dr Kathleen Ruddy is a MSKCC trained breast cancer surgeon.  She is also the Founder and President of the Breast Health & Healing Foundation, the only non-profit organization whose specific mission is to discover the causes of breast cancer and use that knowledge to prevent the disease.  She created the iPhone app, Breast Health GPS in 2010, the iPad app, Breast CA 411 in 2011, and the smart phone app, Lobby Me Pink in 2011. Kathleen’s focus is to answer the question, “Does a virus cause breast cancer in women? “ She is also committed to help fund Professor Vincent Tuohy’s first preventive breast cancer vaccine (Cleveland Clinic.) Kathleen believes that the PURE CURE is prevention.

Dr Ruddy will tackle the question, “Does a virus cause breast cancer in women?”

To replay this show: http://hipcast.com/podcast/HXJGSYgQ

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012–Dr Mia Talmor

Dr. Mia Talmor MD, F.A.C.S, Associate Professor of ClinicalSurgery-WeillCornellMedicalCollege, specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. She offers the most technologically advanced procedures available to enhance the appearance and self-esteem of her patients. Dr. Talmor is the first female surgeon appointed to the full-time faculty of the Division of Plastic Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Talmor is one of the few double Board certified surgeons in the country. She is a diplomat of both The American Board of Surgery, as well as of The American Board of Plastic Surgery, having completed the recertification process with both Boards in 2011. Dr. Talmor was most recently inducted to The American Association of Plastic Surgeons, representing an elite group of academic plastic surgeons throughout the country.

In addition to her excellence as a plastic surgeon, Dr. Talmor has distinguished herself in the scientific community through her research, scientific presentations and publications. She has received numerous prestigious grants and awards from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The American College of Surgeons, The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The New York Regional Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, as well as from the National Institutes of Health. In September of 2010, Dr. Talmor became the president of The New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons, which represents 180 board- certified plastic surgeons in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Her most recent research focuses on new techniques in breast reconstruction, safety issues related to cosmetic surgery, as well as on new technologies.

Dr Talmor will talk about the most recent controversies in new reconstructive techniques, so you don’t want to miss this show if you are facing breast cancer surgery.

To replay this show: http://hipcast.com/podcast/H6dwN9GQ

Tuesday, June 12th–Dr. Keith Block, MD

 Dr Keith I. Block, MD, is an internationally recognized expert in integrative oncology.  In 1980, he co-founded the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment in Skokie, Illinois, the first such facility in North America, and serves as its Medical and Scientific Director.  He is the author of Life Over Cancer: The Block Center Program for Integrative Cancer Treatment.

Dr. Block is the Scientific Director of the Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and Education, where he has collaborated with colleagues at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Bar Ilan University in Israel.  Dr. Block is also the founding editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal, Integrative Cancer Therapies (ICT).  In 2005, he was appointed to the National Cancer Institute’s Physician Data Query (PDQ) Cancer CAM Editorial Board, on which he continues to serve today.   For more information about the Block Center, please visit: www.blockmd.com and www.lifeovercancer.com. To email the Block Center: info@blockmedical.com. To call the center: 847-492-3040.

One of the topics we spoke about today was supplementation during and post treatment.  For more information regarding supplement safely, please visit the Block Center Facebook or my Facebook page, as they have posted some very helpful detail on the subject.

To replay this show: http://hipcast.com/podcast/H1GYpQ6Q

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012—Kelly A Turner, PhD

Kelly A. Turner, PhD, is a researcher, lecturer, and consultant in the field of Integrative Oncology. Her research focus is the “Unexpected Remission” of cancer, which is a remission that occurs either 1) in the absence of Western medicine, 2) after Western medicine has failed to achieve remission, or 3) when Western and complementary methods are used in conjunction to significantly outlive one’s prognosis. Dr. Turner received her BA from Harvard University and her Masters and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Her dissertation research included a year-long trip around the world during which she traveled to 10 different countries to interview 50 holistic healers and 20 unexpected remission survivors about their healing practices. Kelly is currently writing a book that summarizes these research findings, and launching a website that will continue to collect cases of Unexpected Remission.  For more information, visit www.KellyAnnTurner.com.  Join us Tuesday as we discuss Unexpected Remission, what it means and what it may mean for you.

To replay this show: http://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HVVlshhQ

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012–Helayne Waldman, MS, EdD

Helayne Waldman is a holistic nutrition educator with a passion for helping those with breast cancer.  A faculty member at Bauman College, Waldman is also a columnist, a private practitioner, and a consultant to breast cancer clinics and doctors in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She is also the co-author of The Whole-Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors, an integrative, whole-foods guide to rebuilding health after surviving breast cancer, and reducing risk of recurrence.

Join us Tuesday, May 29th at 1pm(est) for tips on getting the nutrition you need in order to build a stronger, healthier body…the best defense against cancer and the best roadmap for life. For a sneak preview of Helayne’s book, please visit www.wholefoodguideforbreastcanncer.com.

To replay this show: http://hipcast.com/podcast/HsN1v16Q

Tuesday, May 22, 2012–Ann Fonfa

Welcome to Survive and Live Well! My first guest is Ann Fonfa, a woman with breast cancer and an attitude.  Ann was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer almost 20 years ago and was advised to take chemotherapy.  Ann’s own innate sense told her that was not an option.  In 1997, Ann was diagnosed Stage IV.  That same year, Ann founded the Annie Appleseed Project, a nonprofit organizaion, to inform, educate, advocate and raise awareness around CAM and other issues.  Although this project began as Ann Fonfa’s personal answers to questions on natural therapies, from its inception, the Annie Appleseed Project set out to challenge the existing treatment paradigm, to question the existing research methods and subjects, and to propose new directions for both, ending with true Integrative Oncology. Her goal is to bring complementary and alternative therapies to the mainstream. Currently 90,000+ users visit her site monthly seeking useful information on CAM.  Ann has won numerous awards for her work, is a well-sought after speaker and advocate, and works with a variety of cancer and integrative organizations nationwide, helping to set parameters, recommending patient/consumer advocates and positions.

Join Ann and me as we talk about her story.  Ann loves to tell people about the many ways to use natural strategies to heal and to reduce risk, so come join the conversation!

To replay this show: http://hipcast.com/podcast/HcDdR7bQ 

 

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