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Deborah Ray Interviews

  • Kent Masterson Brown Posted August 1, 2009

    Attorney Kent Masterson Brown is an experienced lawyer in areas of trial and appellate litigation involving the adjudication of issues (some of them constitutional issues) arising out of the regulation of the health care industry and the administration of the Medicare and Medicaid programs, as well as antitrust issues within the health care industry. Kent Masterson Brown, a graduate of Washington and Lee University School of Law is also a noted scholar and author of history. He has testified before Congress and state legislatures and has authored numerous articles on health care law for both scholarly journals and the mainstream press. On behalf of 5 plaintiffs including former Congressman Dick Armey, Kent joins us to share the legal fight he has undertaken to determine “does the federal government have the right to deny otherwise eligible retirees their Social Security benefits if those retirees choose not to enroll in Medicare?” Legislation states participation in Medicare, under law (Social Security Amendments of 1965, more commonly known as the Medicare Act, Title 42 of the United States Code, beginning at Section 1395 signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 30, 1965), is voluntary (open to any U.S. citizen who meets the eligibility criteria and “files an application” to enroll).

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  • Nancy Lonsdorf, M.D. Posted August 1, 2009

    Dr. Lonsdorf aptly fills the definition of a Natural Health Science News Hero as a practitioner who has changed the practice to medicine to address the healing and care of patients. Named “one of the nation’s most prominent Ayurvedic doctors” by the Chicago Tribune, Nancy Lonsdorf, M.D. is a popular speaker, author and recognized Ayurvedic expert specializing in healthy longevity and women’s health issues. Over the past twenty years, she has treated more than 15,000 patients using Maharishi Ayurveda (Eye-yur-VAY-duh), the natural health practice from ancient India. Dr. Lonsdorf has been a pioneering integrative physician studying Ayurvedic medicine in India and the US with top Ayurvedic physicians and scholars and has worked closely with distinguished Ayurvedic vaidyas throughout her 22 years of practice. She also has a solid foundation in traditional Western medicine, having received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and her residency training in psychiatry at Stanford University. Dr. Lonsdorf shares with us her special expertise in women’s health and has authored two books on the topic, including The Ageless Woman: Natural Health and Beauty After Forty with Maharishi Ayurveda (MCD Century, May 2004), and is also co-author of a best-selling Ayurvedic health guide for women entitled A Woman’s Best Medicine: Health, Happiness and Long Life through Maharishi Ayurveda (Tarcher/Putnam 1995).

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  • Victor Sierpina, M.D. Posted August 1, 2009

    Dr. Victor S. Sierpina, MD, is a noted educator, Professor of Family Medicine with tenure at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas. He is the first designated W.D. and Laura Nell Nicholson Family Professor of Integrative Medicine at UTMB. He graduated from the University of Illinois Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine as a James Scholar and completed Family Practice Residency at MacNeal Memorial Hospital in suburban Chicago. Since medical school he has integrated holistic medicine, alternative therapies, and wellness promotion in primary care. Dr. Sierpina is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Holistic Medicine. He is currently the chair of the integrative medicine consortium. Dr. Sierpina shares with us his fascinating research into clinical nutrition including glyconutrients and how nutrition can be used adjunctively in primary care with a focus on chronic degenerative diseases.

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  • Robert Schneider, M.D. Posted August 1, 2009

    Robert H. Schneider, M.D., F.A.C.C., is a physician, scientist, educator who joins our practitioner focus at Natural Health Science News as one of the world’s leading authorities on scientific, natural approaches for heart disease, high blood pressure, stress and other cardiovascular risk factors. Dr. Schneider is board-certified in preventive medicine, is a certified specialist in clinical hypertension and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and author of Total Heart Health. His work has brilliantly connected the dots between a balance of physical, emotional, and spiritual health for optimal heart health. Dr. Schneider shares with us his current efforts to establish an integrative medical college at the Maharishi University in Fairfield, IA.

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  • Richard Kunin, M.D. Posted August 1, 2009

    Richard Kunin, MD is a true pioneer in medical nutrition who joins our series focusing on practitioners who have made significant changes in clinical care. Dr. Kunin is an orthomolecular specialist with over 30 years’ experience in the field of medical nutrition. His practice has logged a number of notable “firsts” with his distinction as having the first neurophysiology approach to medical hypnosis. In 1972, Prevention Magazine wrote about Dr. Kunin as the first person to combine computer diet, vitamin and mineral testing, and hypnotherapy — a prototype of holistic medicine. Dr. Kunin pioneered the use of vitamins and minerals in current medical practice and co-founded the Orthomolecular Medical Society with Dr. Linus Pauling in 1976.

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  • Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. Posted August 1, 2009

    Dr. Teitelbaum, Medical Director of the Fibromyalgia & Fatigue Centers, joins us for the series which focuses on Integrative Medical Heroes who have changed clinical practice. Dr. Teitelbaum shares that he personally battled Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia while attending medical school in the mid 70’s. He discovered treatments that were unknown to the medical community and began a quest that became his life’s passion — helping those who suffer from these debilitating illnesses with a unique SHINE protocol which has helped so many address CFS and fibromyalgia.

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  • Boyd Haley, Ph.D. Posted August 1, 2009

    Boyd Haley, PhD, Chairman of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky from 1996-2005, Professor Haley is now devoting additional time to research. An NIH Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Physiology, Yale University Medical School from 1971 to 1974, in the past 17 years, Dr. Haley has emphasized studies on the biochemistry of Alzheimer’s disease. His research in the biochemical aberrancies in Alzheimer’s disease also led to his identifying mercury toxicity as a major factor in this disease. He was one of the first to propose that the organic-mercury preservative (Thimerosal) in infant vaccines was the most likely toxic agent involved in Gulf War Syndrome and autism related disorders. Dr. Haley has testified before numerous government agencies on the effects of mercury toxicity from dental amalgams and vaccines. His numerous published research articles include Reduced Levels of Mercury in First Baby Haircuts of Autistic Children, which was published in the International Journal of Toxicology. Dr. Haley joins us to discuss heavy metal exposure and its effects on health particularly the health of American children.

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  • Robert Abel, M.D. Posted August 1, 2009

    Robert Abel, Jr., M.D., a board-certified ophthalmologist in practice for 34 years, joins our practitioner series focus on those who have changed the course of clinical practice. Dr. Abel has investigated amazing connections between the course of his patients’ eye problems and their overall health. The course of his father’s cataract diagnosis changed with Dr. Abel’s clinical practice to focus on vitamins, supplements and herbs, daily activity, and other lifestyle factors. Dr. Abel explained to us eyes don’t get sick by themselves, and an eye cannot be treated without attending to your overall health. You will learn that drinking water, eating the right foods, simple eye exercises, relaxation methods, and specific vitamins can be just as powerful, in many cases, as medicines, lasers and surgery.

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  • Gary Null, Ph.D. Posted August 1, 2009

    Dr. Gary Null has been one of the foremost advocates of alternative medicine and natural healing for over three decades. A multi award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Null has written over 70 books on nutrition, self-empowerment and public health issues, including his most recent, Death by Medicine. His syndicated public radio show, Natural Living with Gary Null, earned 21 Silver Microphone Awards and is the longest-running, continuously aired health program in America. Dr. Null joins us to discuss the statistics he compiled in his latest book, Death by Medicine, that seeks to educate us about 4 important myths, two of which he addresses. They are that allopathic or conventional medicine is safe and that allopathic medicine is proven by scientific study. Death by Medicine relates the number of people who die each day because of medical errors—physician mistakes, hospital-related illness, and reactions to FDA-approved medications—is the equivalent of six jumbo jets falling out of the sky. More Americans are dying each year at the hands of medicine than all American casualties in WWI and the Civil War combined. The US national healthcare debate ignores these health statistics, and will not foster the real change necessary to promote safe and natural medical alternatives to toxic prescription drugs and dangerous surgeries. Health insurance costs will continue to rise as long as healthcare reform is manipulated by pharmaceutical companies and other special interests. Death by Medicine is a must-read for every healthcare consumer who seeks to make informed choices on the basis of objective information not skewed by dollars that ‘push the sponsor’s product.’

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  • Dennis Courtney, M.D. Posted August 1, 2009

    Dennis Courtney, MD broadcaster and medical pioneer joins our series focusing on practitioners who have made significant changes in clinical practice. His Pittsburgh facility is a comprehensive clinic which focuses on complex, chronic and degenerative health challenges. Dr. Courtney shares his focus on innovative heart therapies including counter pulsation therapy. His core approach is always to focus on ways to improve the body’s ability to heal. He is among a unique group of practitioners who acknowledge that the roots of disease may often be dental-related offering his patients a comprehensive medical-dental approach to restoring good health.

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