Global Medicine Review is a talk show program hosted by Dr. Kamau Kokayi and Faybiene Miranda dedicated to exploring topics of interest in medicine, health, culture and healing. The show airs on WBAI every Wednesday from noon - 1PM. You can download individual shows below or from iTunes. You can also subscribe to our iTunes feed and get the show
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Dr. Kokayi interviews Dr. Eileen Marie Wright, of Neuroscience Inc,. on the importance of laboratory work that is looking to establish guidelines for corrective measures that can be taken with nutrients and phyto nutrients. Dr. Wright is a physician with a conventional board certification in emergency medicine but she also has extensive training in metabolic and nutritional medicine, hormone therapies, Ayurvedic medicine as well as many other alternative and complementary modalities. The interplay of the immune, endocrine and nervous systems is discussed with a new look at their functional interaction. Although from a conventional perspective each of these systems is observed independently the interplay that their biochemical substrates can have on each other is being brought out more clearly thru the work of Neuroscience Inc. This cutting edge lab is able to provide doctors with functional measurements of somatic signals like cytokines which help to create an interplay between these systems which were previously looked at separately. The same cytokines my affect immunity as much as they do psychological states. More information on Neuroscience Inc. can be found at www.neurorelief.com.
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Dr Kokayi interviews a west coast infectious disease specialist, Dr Brad Spellburg, the author of Rising Plague: the Global Threat from Deadly Bacteria and our Dwindling Arsenal to Fight them. Well the subtitle says it all. Bacteria are becoming so rapidly resistant to antibiotics that its no longer profitable for pharmaceutical companies to focus on making these drugs. This has become an international problem and bacteria have appeared that are resistant to every known antibiotic. Dr Spellburg gives a very dramatic account of how this resistance can affect healthy people and what is at stake in the near future
Dr Kokayi interviews the co-founder of the National Vaccine Information Center, Barbara Loe Fisher. Dr Kokayi and Ms Fisher establish why there is no real crisis at this time and why the safey of the swine flu vaccine should be questioned (preservatives include thimerosal, formaldehyde, aluminum). While government and the pharmaceuticals are pushing for vaccination science and the epidemiology of the behavior of the swine flu suggest that for this time of year it is one of the mildest flu seasons relative to deaths and hospitalizations. Dr Kokayi also reviews supplements that might be very beneficial in preventing flu and warding off serious complications of the flu.
After taking some time to introduce the group leaders for the community diabetes hypertension program Dr Kokayi interviews Dr Roberto Giraldo one of the major architects of the position that HIV is not the cause of AIDS. Dr Giraldo reviews some of the salient points of this position and also looks at the documented role of nutrients in the treatment of AIDS. Rather than arguing about the existence of HIV as the cause of AIDS Dr Giraldo and his colleagues are doing studies to show the role of anti oxidants in raising T cell counts.
Global Medicine Review’s guest Dr. Heather Pearman talks about removing unwanted toxins from the body and how it leads to better health. Specific foods are mentioned that are to be avoided (ie: â€œthe whitesâ€: sugar, starch, rice, potatoes, grits). Dr. Pearman also mentions toxins that come from plastics,Â styrofoam, etc and how theyÂ Â permeate our foods.
They go on to discuss how detoxification isnâ€™t just a physical effort â€“ it is a mental and emotional effort as well, and support is necessary for a person to completely detoxify.
Faybiene Mirandaâ€™s Poem of the Week Title: How are you going to build your mind?
Dr. Carpenter discuss the dangerous exposure to contaminants that many NYC residents were subject to in the aftermath of 9/11. Dr. Carpenter goes on to talk about how the immune system has also been effected by the exposure.
Faybiene Mirandaâ€™s Poem of the Week Title: An Open Letter to the President