Archive for October 2015

Host Natural Nurse® Ellen Kamhi, PhD RN, www.naturalnurse.com, interviews Jill Baron, M.D. Dr. Jill Baron is a highly skilled and compassionate physician who is board certified by both the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, certified in Functional Medicine, and is a Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP) with the North American Menopause Society.  Dr. Baron’s interest in mind-body medicine began when she learned the Transcendental Meditation technique at the age of 16.  She completed a degree biology at Princeton University, attended the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and choose a residency in Family Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  She is a consultant on Dr. Oz’s Sharecare.com website, and has appeared on television and radio speaking about health.  Dr. Baron combines conventional primary care medicine with holistic and mind-body therapies including nutrition and weight management; lifestyle counseling; stress management; and visualization and imagery.  Dr. Baron feels that stress accounts for many of the illnesses that afflict her patients.  Through her functional medicine training, Dr. Baron has learned that a high stress lifestyle, alone or with overuse of antibiotics and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, may contribute to what is called a “leaky gut,” which can lead to many health issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, fatigue, depression, and autoimmune conditions. As a pianist and violinist, Dr. Baron, believes in the power of music to heal.  She has always believed that people need kindness and caring, and she has seen how patients can feel better without pharmaceuticals, when they have been listened to and cared for.  Dr. Baron has studied with many healers and teachers, and she continues to learn and take courses to help her be the best she can for her patients.  She practices the Transcendental Meditation technique and QiGong, and tries to incorporate mindfulness in her daily life.
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Host Natural Nurse® Ellen Kamhi, PhD RN, www.naturalnurse.com, interviews David Borenstein, M.D. Dr. Borenstein obtained his medical degree from the Technion Faculty of Medicine in Haifa, Israel and completed his internship at Staten Island University Hospital. He has completed residencies at: University Hospital at Stony Brook; Westchester County Medical Center; and St. Charles Hospital and Rehabilitation Center.
During the course of his career he has attended numerous specialized training courses in order to expand the scope of his medical expertise. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, certified in Medical Acupuncture, and is a member of numerous professional societies.
After his residency, Dr. Borenstein was involved with an integrative medical center and became impressed by the effectiveness of the treatments that were offered there. The experience led him to incorporate integrative approaches - including prolotherapy and stem cell therapy - into his medical practice. Getting to know his patients, listening to them, and understanding the symptoms are the starting points for his treatment protocols.
Dr. Borenstein’s areas of specialization do not exist in isolation - patients are diagnosed and treated in an integrative manner to promote both the overall recovery and continuing good health. In his own words his “greatest feeling of accomplishment comes from helping make real changes in people’s lives, especially after they’ve been through a difficult time.”
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Topic: Iodine - why we need it.
 
Ellen Kamhi PhD, RN, www.naturalnurse.com, interviews Maggie Martakis, founder of Maggies Holistics NY. Dissatisfied with conventional treatments while trying to heal her son’s health issues, as well as her own, Maggie Martakis sought a holistic approach.  She discovered that we are exposed daily to radiation, fluorine, chlorine and bromine chemicals, as they can be found in many of our foods, soft drinks, toothpastes, pools, water, air and household chemicals. These chemicals and heavy metals accumulate and get stored in our body interfering with thyroid function, the endocrine glandular system and can cause calcification of our pineal gland (aka third eye) lowering our IQ. Healthy levels of iodine help prevent toxic build up of these chemicals and with proper diet assists our cells to take in the proper nutrients and minerals. Additional health benefits include increased energy and weight loss.  Using this knowledge enabled her to successfully tackle her family’s health issues holistically. The founder of Maggie’s Holistics, NYC, Maggie is a holistic healer, certified in Reiki and Kundalini yoga with a degree in the Sciences and Art History.  She is also currently studying Ayurvedic Medicine.
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Topic: Leaf Blower Madness
 
Host Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, www.naturalnurse.com, interviews Dr. Jamie Banks and Daniel Mabe.
 
Jamie Banks is the Executive Director of Quiet Communities, a 501c3 organization that conducts research, and provides education and outreach to help communities transition to clean, quiet, sustainable, and healthy landscape maintenance practices. After working in health care economics and health outcomes research, she shifted her activities to the area of environmental health and science. In 2007, she founded Planet Rewards. In 2013, she founded Quiet Communities. She earned her PhD at the University of Kent (Canterbury, UK), in Social Policy (Health Economics/Outcomes) and holds Masters degrees from Dartmouth Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
 
Dan Mabe is the President of The Green Station and Founder of the American Green Zone Alliance (AGZA).Dan has devoted many years to developing and applying clean battery technology in which emissions-free, quiet outdoor maintenance is practiced in noise- and emissions-sensitive areas.  Dan’s company, The Green Station, conducts R&D, manufactures and distributes emissions-free outdoor maintenance equipment .  The American Green Zone Alliance is working with towns, campuses, companies, contractors and Air Quality Management Agencies to develop the Green Zone concept.  AGZA was founded to train and certify outdoor maintenance professionals and encourage sustainable maintenance entrepreneurship.  Contact: www.quietcommunities.org,    www.agza.net
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