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Host Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, www.naturalnurse.com, interviews Dr. Mel Borins. Dr. Borins is a family physician, public speaker, author and musician. He is an Associate Professor, in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and on staff at St. Joseph's Health Centre. Author of the books “Go Away Just for the Health of It” and "An Apple a Day- a Holistic Health Primer",Dr. Borins has lectured in Canada, U.S.A., India, Japan, Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Korea, Sri Lanka and New Zealand on health and healing. His newest book A Physician’s Guide to Alternative Medicine- What Works, What Doesn’t and Why, published by Globe Press is available for order at your favourite bookstores. Visit www.MelBorinscreative.com
 
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Host Ellen Kamhi PhD, RN, www.naturalnurse.com interviews Caroline Dow. Caroline is an award-winning Boulder, CO author (awards from BEA Latino, INATS, and Colorado Authors League) with sixteen books in print. She holds a Ph.D. in Luso-Brazilian Studies, speaks four languages, and has lived and traveled throughout Latin America and Europe.
 
She writes both fiction and nonfiction under her name and the pen name Morwyn. Some recent nonfiction topics are tealeaf reading, the physical benefits of tea drinking, herbs, Brazilian folk religions, aromatherapy, Wicca, and Magick. She also writes Latina amateur sleuths and is working on an historical mystery set in Mexico City. We will discuss her latest book, THE HEALING POWER OF TEA.   Contact:www.carolinedowbooks.com .
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Paul Strauss, born in NYC, received his first inspiration for his mission in life as a young boy spending summers in the country. Early in life he met a teacher in New Mexican who taught him about the Shoshoni way of life and their view of nature. He also studied plants while on Hopi and Navajo reservations. Adding to his studies of the west, he spent time in the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Area as well as the Superstition Wilderness area in Arizona. Paul Strauss is the land steward of the United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary. A farmer, herbalist, and beekeeper, Paul emulates the life of the “Green Man.” From seed to harvest to product, he works intimately with the plants. The owner of Equinox Botanicals, a small herb business, Paul grows most of what is used in his products. He has lived on his farm for forty years. On today's show, we will review Paul's book, The Big Herbs: The Use and Abuse, Natural History and Identification of Major Tree and Shrub Species in the Midwest and Eastern U.S.

Contact Paul: www.equinoxbotanicals.com ,  www.sanctityofsanctuary.comwww.unitedplantsavers.org , www.goldensealsanctuary.org

 
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Host Ellen Kamhi, PhD RN, www.naturalnurse.com interviews author of A Manual for MODERN MYSTIC and professional astrologer Rio Olesky. Rio received a Bachelor’s Degree in humanities from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master’s Degree in humanities from San Francisco State University. He has been a serious student of astrology since 1967 and a professional astrologer since 1976. Rio also writes monthly columns for local and national publications. He gives lectures and has been on radio and television talk shows, and teaches classes in astrology since the mid-70’s. Although his primary focus is spiritual (he has been a practitioner of Kriya Yoga since 1975), Rio also brings to his readings the experience of being a husband, father and grandfather. He is also an accomplished didgeridoo player.  www.starwatcher.com  

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Host Ellen Kamhi, PhD RN, www.naturalnurse.com, interviews Ann Fonfa. Ann was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 1993.  Suffering from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, she chose not to take chemotherapy or radiation. She opted to use a combination of surgery and Natural therapies to deal with multiple tumors.   She used Chinese herbs after an MRI in 1999, followed by an MRI in September 2001 , which showed no evidence of disease.  Ann founded the Annie Appleseed Project to share the information she found in her search for complementary and alternative cancer treatments.  She discovered that what worked as treatment, could often be used in an Integrative way along with conventional therapies.  She is a full-time volunteer Advocate, travels widely to attend conferences and meetings.  She mentors other Advocates, and runs a fantastic conference in West Palm Beach annually. Ann has served on many committees, does grant reviews, is a Consumer reviewer for the Cochrane Collaboration and delights in giving her point of view. Contact: Annie Appleseed Project, (561) 749-0084, www.annieappleseedproject.org  , www.facebook.com/AnnieAppleSeedProject   ,
Twitter@annieappleseed 

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Host Ellen Kamhi, PhD RN, www.naturalnurse.com, interviews James Maskell. James is the Founder and CEO of Revive Primary Care, a company dedicated to restoring the health of America. By combining a digital patient education and marketing platform with a nationwide network of dedicated holistic professionals, our intention is to inspire a revolution of empowered health advocates. James is a passionate supporter of natural and integrative medicine. He is the practice building columnist for NDNR.com and teaches practice development at University of Bridgeport. He is also the Founder of the Functional Forum, NYC’s premier meetup for holistic practitioners which shines a light on effective clinical, practice building and technological advances, accelerating the evolution of medicine.www.reviveprimarycare.comjames@reviveprimarycare.com
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Dan Goldberg

Dan was the former founder and owner of Optimal Wellness of Long Island. His holistic practice became one of the largest of its kind in the U.S, w/ a focus on cleansing and detoxification therapies.  Dan is a Certified Nutritionist, Applied Kinesiologist, Colon Hydrotherapist, Energy Practitioner and Certified Tantra Educator, etc, amongst many other things.

Dan sold his practice almost 6 years ago and since then has become a leading advocate on Long Island for clean, safe water for everyone.  He started his own water testing and water filtration company almost 2 years ago and has since merged his company with Long Island Clean Water…the largest water testing and filtration company of its kind on Long Island, with over 30 years of experience in understanding LI’s water issues and offering state of the art solutions that can meet the needs of safe, clean water for families, individuals and businesses throughout the tri-state area.

Dan is constantly on the lecture circuit, speaking and educating people about Long Island’s water issues w/ such groups as the Holistic Mom’s Association, The Metropolitan Home Inspectors Association, numerous local Rotary Groups, Doctors and Chiropractors offices and is a regular speaker at Whole Foods. 

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Michael J. Balick holds a PhD in biology from Harvard University and is Vice President for Botanical Science, Director and Philecology Curator of The Institute of Economic Botany at The New York Botanical Garden. An ethnobotanist with a specialty in global medicinal and food plants and the role they play in traditional healing systems, Dr. Balick has conducted field work with indigenous cultures around the world for more than 30 years. On today’s show we will discuss his new book, 21st Century Herbal: A Practical Guide for Healthy Living Using Nature’s Most Powerful Plants.  Contact: http://www.nybg.org/

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Host Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, www.naturalnurse.com , interviews
Joel H. Warshowsky, OD, FAAO, FCOVD. Dr. Warshowsky is a holistic behavioral and developmental Optometrist. He is Associate Clinical Professor Emeritus and founding Chief of Pediatrics at SUNY State College of Optometry, where he taught for 37 years.  He is author of the book “HOW BEHAIORAL OPTOMETRY CAN UNLOCK YOUR CHILD’S POTENTIAL,” published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London and USA.  He has served as Optometric Consultant to numerous schools for child development throughout New York and New Jersey. Dr. Warshowsky has lectured internationally and is published widely in the field of optometry, and is a Fellow of the AmericanAcademy of Optometry and College of Optometrists in Vision Development. He maintains two holistic pediatric and vision therapy practices in New York and New Jersey. Contact: 516 869 8717    www.drjoelwarshowsky.com
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Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, www.naturalnurse.com, interviews Rebecca Murray APRN, FNP, CDE . Rebecca  is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner for over 28 years who  specializes in the “Integrative Approach” to the prevention, evaluation and treatment of medical problems.  After graduating from ColumbiaUniversity and spending 12 years in “critical care medicine”, observing “first hand” the ravages of chronic disease states the “could have been prevented”, she decided to obtain her Master’s Degree in Primary Health Care as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in order practice true “preventative medicine”.  Her areas of focus and specialty include: Metabolic Syndrome/Insulin Resistance, obesity/weight management, evaluation/management and prevention of diabetes, hormonal imbalances/PCOS, risk reduction of estrogen-related cancers, and “medical nutrition therapy” for multiple health related problems.
 
She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing at YaleUniversity (Adjunct Faculty), is a preceptor for Yale University FNP students at the West SideSchoolBasedHealthCenter, and has her own private practice in Groton, CT specializing in Holistic and Integrative Medicine.  She has written numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, and serves many task forces that focus on the growing epidemic of childhood and adult obesity.  She speaks locally and nationally at professional conferences on the use of nutritional approaches to the prevention and treatment of numerous chronic health conditions. She views herself as a “perpetual student” as EVERYDAY there is more to learn that can help us as practitioners to optimize the health of our patients.
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