You Are What You Eat and Think

03-17-17   You Are What You Eat and Think – A Conversation with Joe and Terry Graedon (of the people’s pharmacy)

If you’re interested in maintaining your health and preventing illness, then you owe it to yourself to check out the work of Joe and Terry Graedon. Joe was trained as a pharmacologist at the University of Michigan, Theresa’s PhD is in Anthropology.

Joe and Terry published their first book, People’s Pharmacy, in 1976, with a vision of providing people with high quality information for personal health and natural wellness. Through their books, their regular radio show and their many appearances on national television, they have managed to stay on the cutting edge even until now, with their current new release, Recipes and Remedies, which presents some most fascinating and useful information about ways you can treat common ailments and prevent serious illnesses through the use of common foods, spices, and other items you can find around the house.

The famous physician, Hippocrates, is reported to have proclaimed, “Let food be your medicine.” Joe and Terry have taken this to heart. In this Healing Times conversation, we will get to know this colorful couple, and learn a few of their tips.

For instance, did you know that some of the most troubling symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be treated with, of all things, coconut macaroon cookies?

In this conversation, we take a look at some of our new learnings about food – that food really can be our medicine – and the use of food as medicine is being avidly studied by institutions of the stature of Harvard and Stanford.

institutions of the stature of Harvard and Stanford.

In this illuminating conversation we will also explore:

  • How you can treat Type II diabetes with a vinegar dressing on your salad.
  • How a blueberry cheesecake that can help you heal chronic disease
  • The latest news about vitamin D
  • How to use vinegar at the end of a meal as a treatment for Type II diabetes

The Graedons agree that – “you are what you eat and what you think.” As an example, we will discuss the latest on depression, now that clinical studies have shown that perhaps the vast majority of the $10 billion a year we spend on antidepressant medications is wasted on mild to moderate depressions. We will talk about a number of non-drug approaches you can use, and especially about some of the foods you can eat to help you Escape From Depression.

In 1976, when The People’s Pharmacy® was originally published, it was one of the first books providing drug and health information to consumers. It went on to become a number one bestseller. Since then, Joe and Terry Graedon have gone on to write 14 additional books, one of which was a medical thriller co-authored with Tom Ferguson, MD (No Deadly Drug, Pocket Books, 1992). In addition, they write The People’s Pharmacy® syndicated newspaper column, distributed by King Features®, co-host an award-winning health talk show on public radio, and speak frequently on health issues.  Learn more about the People’s Pharmacy and how it started.

Women Waking the World~ A Conversation with Marilyn Nyborg

03-10-17   Women Waking the World~ A Conversation with Marilyn Nyborg

In this edition of Conversations with Extraordinary People I’ll be in conversation with Marilyn Nyborg, spiritual activist and co-founder of two organizations, Gather the Women, and Women Waking the World.We will discuss these remarkable organizations and the core issues around which they have been built. Gather the Women’s purpose is to bring women together to inspire one another, to witness one another, collaborate, work together on the things that are passionate to their hearts and to give women a voice.

Women Waking the World frames the central crisis of our time as the devaluation of the Feminine, which allows the degradation of the earth, the abuse of women, their exclusion from influence, and ultimately the decline of all life. WWW offers a website that is truly a portal into a conversation around the effects of what they refer to as the patriarchy. And in doing that these portals offer a curriculum, videos, articles, their blogs and much, much more. And, as for men, Women Waking the World’s intention is also to reflect the voices of men who really hear their plea.

Non-toxic Cancer Treatment: A Conversation with Erik Peper

03-03-17   Non-toxic Cancer Treatment: A Conversation with Erik Peper

This week’s conversation will be with Dr. Erik Peper, Ph.D.. Erik and I worked as colleagues in the pioneering San Andreas Health Council in Palo Alto CA back in the early days of Holistic Medicine. He is an international authority on biofeedback and self-regulation.

In this lively conversation we will explore some of the latest discoveries in biofeedback and tools for self-healing. In a world where our health care system is actually a “sick-care” system that requires us to be ill in order to function Dr. Peper focuses on the inner potential we all have to respond to disease and illness.

We will explore some of the powerful ideas in his latest book, Fighting Cancer: A Nontoxic Approach to Treatment, written with Robert Gorter, MD. The model presented here is science based, and appears to be effective, humane, nontoxic, and stunningly successful for a wide range of cancers. Supporting the immune system to fight cancer from within is critical to complete care for the patient, and Fighting Cancer encourages millions to take action and restore hope.”

If you, your patients, or any of those you love are dealing with cancer, this is an excellent opportunity for discovery, and to enjoy Dr. Peper’s always spellbinding presentation. If you haven’t yet encountered cancer in your life or community, this is an excellent way to prepare to deal wisely with its challenges.

Dr. Peper is Professor and Co-Director of the Institute for Holistic Healing Studies at San Francisco State University. He is President of the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe and past President of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. He has served as behavioral scientist (sport psychologist) for the United States Rhythmic Gymnastic team. His research interests focus on psychophysiology of healing, voluntary self-regulation, holistic health, healthy computing, respiratory psychophysiology and optimizing health with biofeedback.

Erik Peper is an internationally known expert on holistic health, stress management, and biofeedback. He received his BA from Harvard University in 1968 and his PhD in psychology from Union Graduate Institute in 1975. Since 1976 he has taught at San Francisco State University (SFSU), where he was instrumental in establishing the Institute for Holistic Health Studies, the first holistic health program at a public university in the U.S.

Dr. Peper is president of the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe, former president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and of the Biofeedback Society of California, and was the sports psychologist for the U.S. Olympic Gymnastic Team for four years. He received a State of California Governor’s Employee Safety Award in 2004 for his contributions to improving workplace health for computer users. Dr. Peper lectures and teaches frequently all over the world and runs a biofeedback practice at BiofeedbackHealth in Berkeley, California. A recognized expert on stress management and workplace health and the author of numerous books and articles, he has been the editor of Psychophysiology Today since 2004 and has been featured on ABCNews.com and in GQ, Glamour, Men’s Health, Reader’s Digest, the San Francisco Chronicle, Shape, and Women’s Health.

7 STEPS OF HOPE Healing from Chronic Illness and Disability

02-24-17   7 STEPS OF HOPE Healing from Chronic Illness and Disability – A Conversation with Nancy Gordon LCSW

Nancy Gordon was an enthusiastic Licensed Clinical Social Worker when suddenly she was hit with a devastating illness that was not diagnosed for many years. And even when it had been diagnosed, there was no adequate medical treatment, so she knows firsthand what it is like to descend into the depths of disability.

Her combined personal experience of chronic fibromyalgia and traumatic brain injury has given rise to her passionate mission in life – to assist others on the journey of transforming one’s life while living with the challenge of illness and disability. Along the way she discovered a breed of dog, the Xolo, which for many centuries has been shown to have sacred and healing powers.

In today’s conversation you will learn of her inspiring Journey through devastation and disability to become a beacon of hope and healing. We will explore the seven steps of hope that she describes more fully in her guidebook, “7 STEPS OF HOPE Healing the Emotional, Mental and Spiritual Impact of Chronic Illness and Disability”.

In addition you will learn more about this remarkable little dog that can replace your heating pad and much more. Nancy is the founder of Paws for Comfort® and the non-profit Xolos For Chronic Pain Relief,™  as a result of her story filmed by Animal Planet on her use of Xolos as the first identified service dog specifically for fibromyalgia.

If you would like to find out more about Nancy Gordon LCSW and her work, visit her website nancygordonglobal.com

You will also have an opportunity to listen to some of the guided imagery from Dr. Miller’s highly acclaimed CD, Healing Journey.