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Host Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN,, interviews Mr. Tony Martinez. Tony is a Food & Drug and International Trade Attorney.   He was directly involved with the passage of the landmark Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 and other FDA related measures.  He is a patient advocate.  In international trade, Tony has been involved in improving trade relations with Latin American countries including Cuba.  On his health, Tony is a Type 2 Diabetic that has successfully put his condition in reverse and remission through the use of a Ketogenic diet, a High Fat Low Carbohydrate Diet and improved his cardiovascular profile.  He joins us today to discuss what is happening in the world of health care and share his own experiences with us. Contact:

Host Ellen Kamhi, PhD RN,, interviews Dr. Carri Drzyzga. Dr Carri is known as ‘The Functional Medicine Doc’ – the go-to expert on finding the root causes of health problems so you can feel normal again. She is a chiropractor and naturopathic doctor, host of the popular podcast “The Functional Medicine Radio Show”, and author of the hit book Reclaim Your Energy and Feel Normal Again! Fixing the Root Cause of Your Fatigue with Natural Treatments. Dr. Carri’s newest program is a home study course calledEntrepreneurial Fatigue: How to Fuel Your Brain & Body for Entrepreneurial Success. Dr. Carri supports revered Naturopathic advise: Find the cause. Fix the cause. Feel normal again. That’s Functional Medicine in a nutshell! Contact:
Host Ellen Kamhi PHD RN, interviews Dr. Christopher Vasey. Christopher Vasey is a naturopath and author living in Chamby-Montreux, Switzerland.
He studied naturopathy in Paris, and started his private practice in 1979. Alongside his therapeutic work, he continued his formation by studying the works of famous naturopaths such as Dr. Paul Carton, Herbert Shelton, Robert Masson, R. Jackson, Kneipp, and others. From 1988 onwards, he started to author an ever growing collection of books, including "The Acid alkaline Diet", "The Naturopathic Way", and "Optimal Detox". Christopher Vasey lectures regularly in Europe (Switzerland, France, Scandinavia, Iceland …), in the USA and Canada. On today’s show, we focus on his book, Natural Remedies for Inflammation.
In this practical guide he explores 18 anti-inflammatory herbs, such as bay laurel, basil, turmeric, and devil’s claw, as well as 15 other natural substances, such as propolis and fish oil. He explains which conditions each addresses most effectively, proper dosage, and the best methods of ingestion.

Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN,, interviews Dr. Lise Alschuler. Lise Alschuler is a naturopathic doctor with board certification in naturopathic oncology and has been practicing since 1994. She received her bachelor’s degree from Brown University in medical anthropology and her doctorate of naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University, where she also completed her residency. She maintains a naturopathic oncology practice out of Naturopathic Specialists, based in Scottsdale AZ. Dr. Alschuler works as an independent consultant in the area of practitioner and consumer health education. She is the Executive Director of TAP Integrative, a nonprofit educational resource for integrative practitioners. Dr. Alschuler is the co-author of The Definitive Guide to Cancer and The Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer.  She co-created, and co-hosts a radio show, Five To Thrive Live! on the Cancer Support Network about living more healthfully in the face of cancer.  She is the current president of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. contact: and

Ellen Kamhi PhD, RN,, interviews Mr. Ken Snyder. Ken is an Occupational Therapist, Massage Therapist and Medical and Healthcare Advocate. He has worked with people having a wide variety of healthcare needs including, in-patient psychiatry and substance abuse, adults with developmental delays and multiple physical handicaps in residential and day program settings, children with learning challenges in public schools and on the Reservation, and with physical challenges in the rehabilitation clinic. He has provided presentations, trainings, and play-shops on topics ranging from on-site massage, stress, task, and mind management (Therapeutic Management Systems), and the Evolution of Consciousness, to NVC( Non Violent Communication), and optimizing the satisfaction we derive from our activities of daily living. He presently offers Quality of Life Extension services to those considering end of life issues. Most recently, when he's not walking across the United States to inspire action on the climate crisis or contemplate our complicity with it, he's busy meeting with government representatives working to draft resolutions to oppose the fast tracking of dubious international trade agreements. For More Information on Trade Agreements and Other Topics discussed on today’s show:

The Truth About Beauty, “Breaking the Rules……Why Being a Health Rebel is Key to Achieving Successful Transformation”

Joining us today is Kat James, the award-winning author and renowned transformation expert of “The Truth About Beauty.” Before becoming the natural health world’s premiere beauty-oriented health expert, —and, before that, one of the most quoted celebrity makeup experts of the nineties—Kat had a far deeper transformation that involved overcoming a 12-year, heroin-like addiction to food and a slew of other serious diseases. After healing herself of one issue after the other while dropping ten dress sizes and dramatically transforming her skin in the process, Kat spent nearly a decade gathering the science to validate the unusual approach she pieced together for her own health & vitality. Since then, she’s gone on to help thousands dramatically transform their lives and their looks as she did through her bestselling book, her national health columns, talk radio show, PBS special, and her acclaimed Total Transformation programs. You can learn more about her at  


Ellen Kamhi PhD RN, interviews Dr. Victoria Sweet, MD. Dr. Sweet is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine and History at the University of California, San Francisco, and a prize-winning historian with a Ph.D. in medical history. She practiced medicine for twenty years at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco. In her prize-winning book, God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine (Riverhead, 2012), she lays out her evidence ”in stories of her patients and her hospital. ” , for some radically new ideas about medicine and healthcare. In our attempts to get control of healthcare costs by privileging “efficiency,” she suggests, we’ve been headed down the wrong path. Medicine works best—that is, arrives at the right diagnosis and the right treatment for the least amount of money—when it is personal and face-to-face; when the doctor has enough time to do a good job, and pays attention not only to the patient but to what’s around the patient.  Dr. Sweet calls this approach Slow Medicine, and she believes that, put into wider practice, it would be not only more satisfying and beneficial for patient and doctor, but also less expensive for everyone. Her Ecomedicine Project is designed to prove this. The New York Times calls her ideas “hard-core subversion”; Vanity Fair judges the book to be a “radical and compassionate alternative to modern healthcare,” andHealth Affairs describes Dr. Sweet as a “visionary” and “subversive in all the best ways.” She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship (2014) for her next project, tentatively entitled, Slow Medicine, Fast Medicine: Healing in an Age of Technology.Contact:

Ellen Kamhi, PhD RN,, interviews Dr. Ibrahim Karim. Dr. Karim is a graduate of the prestigious Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland. Founder of the qualitative science of BioGeometry; the new Architecture
and industrial design school that uses the subtle energy
effect of geometrical shapes to induce harmony to our modern
technological or natural environments. He currently
teaches at several universities and supervises numerous
postgraduate studies on the applications of the science of
BioGeometry. Dr. Karim was recognized and honored by
several institutes for his environmental work and was chosen
as man of the year by the Swiss magazine “Anzeiger” in
2005 for his success in reducing the effect of ‘electrosmog’
in several regions in Switzerland. Dr. Karim held several advisory
positions in Egypt to the Ministers of: Health, Culture, and Tourism.On today's show, we will discuss his book, Back to the Future for Mankind
James B. LaValle, R.Ph., C.C.N., is an internationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, and board certified clinical nutritionist, naturopathic doctorate, with more than 30 years of clinical experience. LaValle is best known for his expertise in metabolic and integrative medicine, with extensive background in natural products, lifestyle drug/nutrient depletion, and uncovering the underlying metabolic issues that keep people from feeling healthy and vital. He has developed health programs for the fitness industry, professional sports teams and healthcare companies.
LaValle gained national recognition as Clinician of the Year in 2012 by the Natural Products Association for his pioneering work in furthering the professional standards of integrative care. He is an appointed faculty member and course director for the Integrative Medicine postgraduate program at George Washington University School of Medicine. He has trained thousands of healthcare professionals on the value of predictive health and modeling healthcare practices to incorporate lifestyle, diet and natural therapies as part of the health equation for Americans.
LaValle is author of more than 20 books including, “Cracking the Metabolic Code,” “Nutritional Cost of Drugs,” and his latest book, “Your Blood Never Lies.” He was named one of the “50 Most Influential Pharmacists” by American Druggist magazine and was one of nine Americans selected to participate in the inaugural Dietary Supplement Education Alliance & Dietary Supplement Information Bureau. Previously he was a correspondent on ESPN2’s No. 1 rated “BodyShaping” fitness program.
Contact: Jim LaValle at: Follow him on Twitter: @JimLaValle or

Host Ellen Kamhi, PhD RN,, interviews Dr. Nikolas Hedberg. Dr. Hedberg is a board certified naturopathic physician, chiropractic physician and he is board certified in nutrition by the american clinical board of nutrition. He is the founder of the Immune Restoration Center in Asheville, NC where he helps patients worldwide with thyroid disorders, autoimmune diseases and a variety of chronic illnesses. Through his large telemedicine practice he is able to help patients regardless of their location. Dr. Hedberg is a regular speaker at integrative medicine conferences, author and practitioners of all types consult with him on their most difficult cases.Dr. Hedberg is the author of the book The Thyroid Alternative and the upcoming book The Complete Thyroid Health and Diet Guide which will be published in the Spring of 2015. His website is


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