Dr. Kokayi interviews Dr. Larry Malerba on his new book “Green Medicine”. Dr. Malerba is a distinguished practitioner, educator and leader in the field of holistic medicine for more than 20 years. His book “Green Medicine” challenges the assumptions of general health care with regard to the allopathic biochemical approach to healthcare. The approaches of orthodox allopathic medicine and alternative paradigms of healing are compared and contrasted throughout the book and some of this is discussed in the interview. Dr Malerba shares some case histories to highlight the value of other medical paradigms. Dr Malerba’s work clearly helps to establish the role that non allopathic therapies could and should be playing in the general health care of the population.
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Dr Kokayi has the opportunity to interview a proponent of what he feels is a field of whole person care that will revolutionize practically all fields of medicine. The discipline is Applied Kinesiology and the proponent is Ken Campbell, nurse practitioner, but more importantly the President of the International College of the Healing Arts and the senior faculty person for the International College of Professional Applied Kinesiology. The interview goes back to the roots of applied kinesiology and looks at subsequent developments, applications, and the way it is being taught through ICPAK. Moreover a training program is beginning in April at the Open Center. Ken Campbell is also joined by one of his senior students, occupational therapist, Erin Davis.
Dr Kokayi speaks with Dr Heather Pearman about an applied kinesiologic diagnostic system called contact reflex analysis. Through kinesiology Dr Pearman is able to determine hidden causes for a wide variety of problems. Dr Pearman presents a number of cases that she has helped by using kinesiology to look for hidden causes and to prescribe the kind of supplements and diet specifically needed by these individuals. Kinesiology allows practitioners to tap into the energetics of the body unveiling appreciable patterns that lead to a deeper understanding of the problem and possible treatment solutions.
This program focuses on how one practitioner utilizes non conventional methods in her naturopathic practice that allow her to diagnose and treat without a focus on blood work or physical exam. While these are things that she uses in her practice her main diagnostic tool belongs to a class of instruments that measures â€œvibrational â€œ energy of a patient to arrive at an understanding of the pattern of imbalance and then guides the practitioner in the selection of vibrational and biochemical therapies. The guest, Dr Tarryn Tranquility Foster, found that her interaction with patients constantly brought her back to issues that speak to the spiritual nature of people. Her unique way of approaching medicine allows her to access this medium. In approaching this topic Dr Kokayi also shares a some aspects of his practice and his development as a practitioner.
This programs features an in depth discussion between Dr Kokayi and Dr Dexter Weiss on issues related to cardiovascular health. Dr Weiss is the nationâ€™s first naturopathic cardiologist and shares his perspective on the misplaced attention on cholesterol. Dr Weiss gives an alternative perspective on the roots of cardiovascular problems citing oxidation and inflammation as being the root causes of heart attacks and strokes. His views on hypertension are also discussed.
Dr Majid Ali joins Dr Kokayi to speak about a community based initiative coming out of WBAI to help address the increasing incidence of hypertension and diabetes in the NY metropolitan area. The program will involve the selection of community folks who will receive additional training in the monitoring of hypertension and diabetes. They will tend meetings on a regular basis with people who are actively trying to address their diabetic and hypertensive situation. The training of the group leaders will be on May 4th and 11th , 2008
Dr Kokayi talks about the field of integrative medicine and the present efforts being made in this area. He speaks about randomized clinical trials and the relevance of this clinical testing model in an integrative health care setting. Dr Kokayi describes the integrative health model that he uses in his practice and shares a couple of cases.
Discussion with Paul Epstein ND on the nature of medicine and healing. With a broad based training in naturopathic medicine and his approach to helping people to bring out the inner healer within Dr Epstein shares his work in helping people to explore their own consciousness, with the understanding that you can’t solve a problem with the same consciousness that created it. Among other things Dr Esptein uses clinical guided imagery to help people look at their problems anew.
Dr Gerald Deas, activist, poet, playwright, and physician joins Dr Kokayi to take a look at the direction of medicine. Dr Deas reflects on his long career and his style of practice…. with a long hx of making house calls. Dr Deas level of compassion and concern for his community are truly humbling and insightful.