Archive for August 2014

Host Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, , 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
Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN,, 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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