Topic: Plant Based Foods with Carolina Schneider
          The Green RD

Carolina Schneider, MS, RD is a registered dietitian and founder of Hungry for Plants. She specializes in plant-based nutrition and has followed a whole-food, plant-based diet for her entire adult life. Her experience, combined with her passion and knowledge, equip her to help others better understand the nutritional benefits of food and how to incorporate them into their everyday lives. Originally from Brazil, Schneider is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish. She received degrees in journalism and public relations, which have given her the foundation to become an educator and influencer on the plant-based lifestyle. She frequently posts nutrition tips and recipes at “Carolina the Green RD” on Instagram. Schneider obtained her Master of Science degree in Nutrition & Dietetics, and is passionate about nutrition science and helping individuals improve health and wellbeing through food. 




Guest: Jerry M. Kantor, L.Ac., CCH, MMHS


        Mental Illness Treatment- ANCIENT and MODERN


Jerry M. Kantor, L.Ac., CCH, MMHS Jerry M. Kantor, L.Ac., CCH, MMHS, is a faculty member of the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine and owner of Vital Force Health Care LLC, a Boston-area homeopathy and acupuncture practice. The first acupuncturist to receive an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Anesthesiology, Kantor is the author of SANE ASYLUMS.  This book explores the ancient and modern treatment of Mental Illness.

Topic:  Natural Solutions for Pain Management
Joseph Pergolizzi, Jr., MD is a leading pain physician who combines the latest medical advances and scientific breakthroughs with a profound professional compassion for patients facing painful, life-altering conditions. He earned his BS in physical chemistry from St. John’s University and an MD with the highest honors from Ross University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in anesthesia at Georgetown University School of Medicine and a clinical research fellowship in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Pergolizzi is currently a senior partner at Naples Anesthesia and Pain Associates, Inc. Additionally, he works with Healthy Directions as an adviser and educator on natural solutions for pain management. As a physician, inventor, research scientist, and advocate for pain patients, Dr. Pergolizzi has authored over 350 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, platform presentations, and book chapters.


Topic:  Cannabis Nursing- With Sherri Tutkus THE GREEN NURSE


 Sherri Tutkus RN  earned her bachelor’s in science and Nursing from Boston College. She is a member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association, founding member of the Cannabis Nurses Network, and on the editorial advisory board for Cannabis RX Magazine


 Sherri Tutkus BSN- RN is a leading force in the burgeoning cannabis industry as a nurse, patient, advocate and activist. Sherri is the Founder of The Green Nurse and Chief Nursing officer at Holistic Caring- a global community of health professionals who provide services to support the utilization of plant medicine and other progressive therapies to nourish the endocannabinoid system.


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Dr. Tia Trivisonno is a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist. Dr. Tia's passion for naturopathic medicine was born out of love while processing grief from the loss of  her father.  He suffered from complications associated with kidney disease and high blood pressure, and the surgeries and medications he was prescribed failed to deliver a solution.  Dr. Tia remembers when her mother wished someone could intervene who knew how to TREAT THE WHOLE PERSON.  It was at that very moment that Dr Tia became dedicated to the pursuit of better health education for individuals and their families. She is the President of the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians (NYANP) and is deeply committed to a paradigm shift to more cooperative system of healthcare. She guides patients in two integrative clinical settings on Long Island, New York, Transformational Healing Solutions and Rejuvenation Health.


A pioneer in the field of functional and integrative medicine, board-certified child and adult psychiatrist, James M. Greenblatt, MD, has treated patients since 1988. After receiving his medical degree and completing his psychiatry residency at George Washington University, Dr. Greenblatt completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. He currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioral Care in Dedham, MA.


Dr. Greenblatt has lectured internationally on the scientific evidence for nutritional interventions in psychiatry and mental illness.  He is the author of seven books, including Answers to Anorexia, Finally Focused: The Breakthrough Natural Treatment Plan for ADHD, and his upcoming book Functional & Integrative Medicine for Antidepressant Withdrawal which will be released in Spring 2022.


Dr. Greenblatt was inducted into the Orthomolecular Hall of Fame in 2017 by the International Society of Orthomolecular Medicine. He is also the founder of Psychiatry Redefined, an educational platform dedicated to the transformation of psychiatry, which offers online courses, webinars, and fellowships for professionals. Dr. Greenblatt is also the Medical Director of TZ Health, a virtual clinic dedicated to the personalized, integrative, and compassionate treatment of mental illness. Please visit, and for more information.


Guest: Alexander Alvarado, Psy.D

Topic: Men’s Health- Mental Wellness

Alexander Alvarado, Psy.D., clinical psychologist and founder of Thriving Center of Psychology says many people seek therapy when facing a breaking point, be it in a relationship, career or other big life moment. A breaking point is some major event that finally is the proverbial straw that breaks the “camel’s back.” Others seek help after finally reaching a tipping point, or a series of events that lead up to that self-reflective “ah-ha moment” that something is just not right and a change needs to be made. We see this unfold frequently in the entertainment and sports industries. Case in point: Will and Jada Smith, Tiger Woods and Naomi Osaka. But when is the best time to seek a therapist and how do you find the right match for your specific situation?

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Intro Bio : Mitchell Kurk MD  studied at Queens College,  Columbia University, Massachusetts College of Optometry, Philadelphia College Osteopathic Medicine - D.O. and the University of California College of Medicine.  His focus has been on Natural therapy for many years.  He has delved into many aspects of Anti-aging therapy, and for more than 30 years, Mitchell Kurk, M.D., has served New York City and the surrounding areas with preventative and nutritional medicine. His goal is treating illnesses in a natural way !


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Dr. Mitchell Kurk

310 Broadway, Lawrence, NY, 11559

TOPIC; Natural Remedies for Summer Ailments


On this edition of the Natural Nurse and  Dr. Z,  the hosts of the program will  team up and discuss  Natural remedies for summer ailments.


As we enjoy the beautiful weather and the coming summer solstice energy, many of us love spending time outside enjoying the Great Outdoors.


 But of course, being outdoors comes with its own share of seasonal issues…. such as sunburn, heat exhaustion, hayfever /allergies, bug bites, Lyme disease, poison ivy, food poisoning, aches and pains /strains and sprains from yard work or hiking, and a host of other maladies.


But thankfully, Mother Nature has given us a natural medicine chest full of incredible non-toxic remedies to assist you and your loved ones with many of these conditions.


 Dr. Eugene Zampieron,  a licensed naturopathic physician and herbalist, and Ellen Kamhi , The Natural Nurse®,  will focus on homeopathic remedies and other natural approaches to keep you healthy, safe and enjoying the great outdoors during this joyful, sunny season. So please join us!!

Guest: Karen Howard, CEO and Executive Director of Organic & Natural Health Association

Topic:    Warnings for the Natural Products Industry

Karen Howard, CEO and Executive Director of Organic & Natural Health Association  has spent more than 30 years working with Congress, state legislatures and healthcare organizations to develop innovative healthcare policy and programs. During her tenure at American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, she built a sustainable infrastructure, significantly improved financial performance, established a strong federal presence and supported multiple state association advocacy efforts for licensure. Karen will share some of the challenges now facing both the Naturopathic and Nutraceutical industries , in continuing to offer natural supplements and therapies for the many individuals who choose to use this path of healthcare.




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