Arlene BlixI recently attended a Healthy People Conference at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA and was introduced to Arlene Blix by a very good friend of mine Dr. Steven Bizal.  I soon realized that Arlene had published a book about her journey through grief, loss and survival as a result of her husbands struggle and ultimate death from liver cancer.

The book is aptly titled “Blindsided” which is what many people who go through an experience like Arlene’s feel like, at least that was the case for Arlene.  Her husband was the image of perfect health, and suddenly started having leg pain then intestinal issues before being diagnosed with liver cancer.

This book is as much about Arlene’s journey with her husband Glen, but it also brings to light the feelings emotions and the roller coster ride that the loved ones take when cancer strikes so close to home.

I know that many of you know my personal family experience, my eldest son at the age of 21 was diagnosed with Leukemia.  I took Arlene’s journey, and am well aware of the grief, and emotional pain that one experiences when a loved one is battling cancer.

Frequently,  I think that the people who are diagnosed are more prepared than the families and spouses.  At least this was the case with Glen.  As a matter of fact he stated to Arlene that he was prepared to die, and that he had a good life.  He was spiritual and had a wonderful relationship with God–death was an opportunity to reunite with God.  A relationship likes Glen  is so important in facing our impermanence, it makes the journey through death so much easier.

What I loved about Glen’s message in the book “Blindsided” is that he challenged all that knew him to serve humanity, and to maintain connections and model love.  What a wonderful way to leave your legacy.  Eight three people came to Glen’s and Arlene’s home for what was referred to as a “living funeral”.  An opportunity to say good by, acknowledge and honor someone you love before their death.  What a beautiful way to help someone move into the hereafter.

On March 19, 2002 at 9:50PM Glen took his last breath and moved into the heavens. Arlene’s book is a tribute to a man who really knew the meaning of life.  I encourage you to love, live and connect with others this is such an important part of being able to move through the grieving process.

 

If you want more information about Arlene and her work as a grief counselor, please click here to be directed to her website. I hope you enjoy this interview with Arlene Blix the author of “Blindsided“.

Dr. Bernie S. SiegelI recently interviewed Dr. Bernie Siegel about his new book entitled ” A Book of Miracles: Inspiring True Stories of Healing, Gratitude, and Love“.  Many of you remember Dr. Siegel from his book entitled ” Love, Medicine and Miracles“.

Dr. Siegel has always been a trail blazer with relation to  spirituality and medicine in conjunctions with healing process.  As Deepak Chopra writes in the forward ” Bernie has looked to expanded science, as we might call it, where spirituality meets the real world, the world of human suffering and human triumph. The hundred  billion neurons in the human brain embody that mysterious meeting point.  Miracles occur where the invisible possibilities of life unfold as realities.”

As Bernie states “To me years ago I would have defined miracles as something for which there was not explanation–today I believe that everything is a miracle.  Life is a miracle, and it is derived from the intelligent, loving conscious energy that created it.  You can call it God or anything you want to, but the nature of life shows us it is intelligent and loving, or we wouldn’t be able to survive a cut finger or infection.

In ” A Book of Miracles‘ Bernie shares some of his favorite stories, and gems garnered from his medical practice and the thousands of emails that he receives. The book is divided into fifteen sections, each consisting of stories of miracles, quotes, anecdotes and Dr. Siegel’s reflections. In this book you will be inspired by the countless stories from patients that have survived cancer, and other life threatening disease.  The stories are truly incredible, insightful and moving.  As you read ” A Book of Miracles” , your heart will be moved and you faith will be strengthened.  Miracles are all around us, and our strong faith in a higher power working on our behalf is frequently what carries us through what often seems like a disaster.
If you would like to learn more about Dr. Bernie S. Siegel and his many books please click here to be directed to his website.

I know you are going to enjoy this wonderful interview with a man committed to helping people understand the power of miracles, and the healing that occurs physically, emotionally,  and spiritually.

Leigh FortsonI recently had the wonderful pleasure of  speaking with Leigh Fortson about her new book entitled ” Embrace, Release, Heal: An Empowering Guide to Talking about, Thinking about, and Treating Cancer“.   In our interview together we discuss Leigh personal story and her diagnosis not once but three times with cancer. As many of you know my eldest son was diagnosed with Leukemia so I have  some experience of being touched with the disease as a close family member. As a result of my interview with Leigh, I became enlightened even further about what cancer patients are going through emotionally, physically and psychologically.

Leigh decided to write this book because after having dealt with cancer , she thought that others just like her might like to learn new ways of dealing with cancer.  Leigh certainly felt supported form forces beyond this world to write and explore the alternative therapies available for patients with cancer.

Leigh writes ” Some of the people I spoke with regained health through alternative protocols; others simply made the decision to get well.  Some gave credit to religion, faith, or spiritual dedication, while others spoke of what can only be known as grace.  Most of them believe a bank of negative emotional turmoil contributed to the cause of their cancer.  Likewise, they attributed much of their healing to creating an inner environment of love and forgiveness.  All of them believe that we can heal ourselves or find effective treatments outside of the conventional medical paradigm.”

No matter what you beliefs about cancer Leigh’s book is an incredible resource.  Every chapter in the book deals with how one can use their own powers and beliefs to better understand cancer, while not resisting the disease.  Leigh covers forgiveness, meaning, authority, energy, belief, gratitude, intuition, fortitude, faith, dedication and trust in her book as the foundation to providing the reader with additional insight into how to deal with the disease.

Leigh writes ” forgiveness is perhaps the most powerful medicine we possess.  It is also the most elusive.” How true this is and cancer gives the patient plenty of reasons to feel angry and victimized.  It may be the diagnosis itself, the painful and debilitating treatment, or the loss of our normal lives.  We may also feel hurt or outrage at the expectation, imposed upon us by others, that we will die.”

If you are dealing with cancer personally, or know of someone who is then I would recommend this wonderful book if you are looking to explore and find alternative ways of dealing with your cancer.  This book is also an amazing resource for family members of a loved one who is working through the diagnosis of cancer.

You can learn more about Leigh’s story through her website. It  is loaded with resources and she is happy to personally answer you email questions.  Please click here to be directed to Leigh’s website.
I hope you enjoy listening to and embracing one amazing woman’s journey with cancer.

William BengstonI know that there are many people who are strong believers in hands on healing, so for those of you who just might be a lot or a little skeptical then this interview with Bill Bengston is a must listen.

Bill Bengston has been doing laboratory experiments on mice for years, and has on countless occasions reproduced healing of cancer in mice utilizing the hand on healing process.   Most importantly the hands on healing technique is not an innate gift you are born with, it can be learned and reproduced over and over again by almost anyone.

Sounds almost impossible, but it is true and Bill Bengston in his new book entitled “The Energy Cure” outlines the process as well as discusses the laboratory experiments where mice have been healed from malignant tumors and and once healed then re-injected with cancer the mice did not have a reoccurrence of the disease.

Bill has discovered through his own research that products dispensed by pharmaceutical companies as tried, tested, and true often owe their advertised benefits to the interpretation of experimental finding rather than to irrefutable facts. He states “that perhaps this is the reason for so many drugs recalls due to toxic or unpleasant side effects.  This suggest to Bill that populations into which a drug is introduced are often part of an extended human experiment.

Hand-on healing has the advantage of being completely safe.  Its principles underlie Eastern healing practices such as acupuncture and yoga, which are backed by four thousand year of tradition.  They are also supported by quantum physics, which describes the material world in terms of energy fields.

If you want to learn more about the hands-on healing techniques I recommend that you visit Bill’s website by clicking here.  The website is complete with resources, and research papers to back up Bill’s hands on healing techniques.  Enjoy this great interview with a author, and researcher who has traveled the path of healing maybe just more convention than you might think.

Andreas MoritzI was recently introduced to Andreas Moritz the author of “Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation”  and was thoroughly amazed at not only his depth of knowledge, but the detail that he includes in his book about the various ailments and diseases and how to treat them.

As Andreas writes in his introduction “Timeless Secrets to Health and Rejuvenation” can help the tremendous power of healing that lies dormant within you and restore balance on all levels of the body, mind, and spirit.  Using your own healing powers establishes a permanent comfort zone or continuous sense of satisfaction which forms the basis for a creative, successful and rewarding life.

In my interview with Andreas we discuss the challenges associated with attempting to find a quick fix to our deteriorating health, and that each time we attempt to find the quick fix we truly are not treating the symptoms that are causing the disease in the first place.  As Andreas points out many of the diseases can be associated to emotional upsets in our lives or prior emotional issues that have never been addressed.

Most diseases can be distilled down to issues of lifestyle, diet, nutrition, exercise, daily routine, and exposure to sunlight.  Andreas utilized the ancient form of Ayurvedic Medicine to help him in the diagnoses of many of the challenges that his patients are faced with as well as recommended natural remedies.  His book is like the encyclopedia of health and nutrition with in excess of 500 pages of reference information on causes and treatments of the aliments.  Andreas’ new book is a must reference book for anyone who from time to time deals with challenging medical conditions.  We are all aware that our physical health is a mind, body, soul and spirit connection, and “Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation” does an amazing job of providing the reader with the necessary information to address and resolve many of the common physical ailments we deal with.
Please go to Andreas’s website by clicking here to get more information on his new book as well as the many other titles that he has authored.  He also has several videos you can watch that will provide you with additional information.  Enjoy this wonderful interview with a great teacher and wise guidance counselor regarding your health.

Caroline M. Sutherland I was recently invited to attend the “I Can Do It” Conference hosted by the Hay House.  It was a wonderful event attended by some of the best authors that Hay House has published.  I had the good fortune of being able to meet Caroline Sutherland.  Caroline is a medical intuitive who has completed hundreds of reading over the years and she did an intuitive health reading on me which I found to be very accurate.

In my interview with Caroline we discuss her new book entitled, “The Body Knows-How to Stay Young”.  In our interview together we explore the many reasons that our bodies breakdown and what we can do and how we can arrest the breakdown process.

One of the areas that we explore is our hormonal system.  As Sutherland says, “hormones are chemical messengers that course through the blood stream interfacing between cells delivering messages and information. These messengers are secreted by the endocrine system. The function of each gland, from the thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, hypothalamus, pineal gland, as well as the function of female or male reproductive organs, are mediated by hormone delivery and information. Most people think that their hormones are located in their pelvis but these master endocrine glands are actually located in the head.”

Your entire body is dependent on proper hormone function and we would die within minutes without hormones. Hormones work together in a concert. When one is “off” this will affect all the rest. Balancing is key and with hormones, less is more.  Balancing the hormonal system is only one very important key to greater vitality and health.

Caroline says that from her medical intuitive perspective, she has found that when a particular decision is made in life, that it must be fully embodied and accepted by the person on all levels or physical symptoms will likely manifest. This is due to the misalignment of the rational mind and the knowing heart.

For example, if the decision is made to stay in an unhappy relationship, a dissatisfying job, or to adopt certain lifestyle choice, sexual preference, etc., no matter what the head is saying, the heart and every cell in the body “knows” that it must be in agreement or it is living a lie.

Emotions and decisions that are operating at cross-purposes within can play a huge role in illness and chronic symptoms.  Do all that you can to examine the depth of emotion that you carry and use this as a tool to strengthen yourself on all levels.

In Caroline’s new book “The Body Knows How to Stay Young” she explores the many facets of staying young and healthy.  Her website is loaded with video’s, articles and a products store.  If you would like more information on Caroline’s upcoming appearances and how you can benefit from one of her readings, please click here for more information.

Jacqueline Townsend KonstanturosWhat a pleasure it was interviewing my good friend Jacqueline Townsend Konstanturos.  I have personally known Jackie for many years and we have worked on several projects together.  Jackie has recently co-authored a book entitled, “Gluten Nation“, with Dr. Alexander Shikham.  This book is designed to provide either the informed and educated or the uninformed and uneducated on the challenges associated with gluten, (wheat, rye, and barley), in our foods.

I personally was somewhat informed, but after this great interview with Jackie, I feel that I was provided with the information to make an educated decision about how gluten might be effecting me, and the minor shifts in my diet that I could make to test and determine what positive effects could come of an elimination of gluten in my food.  Jackie informed me that gluten in tolerances are genetic, and for the most part if someone in your family was intolerant that you may carry the gene.

There is a direct causal relationship to gluten in our diet and its link to arthritis, ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder, cancer, diabetes and fibromyalgia.  That is knowledge that is so important to know, and with a simple shift in our diets we can eliminate the side effects primarily that of  inflammation associated with these disorders.

As Jackie explains in our interview, gluten intolerance prevents your intestines from absorbing the proper nutrients from the food that you are eating.  Some of the symptoms are nausea, bloating, chronic fatigue and a list of related symptoms too long to mention.  I was totally amazed as the effects of gluten, and the simple steps that can be taken to elevate the problems.   The gluten intolerance effects about 20% of the population, and with proper care and diagnosis they can be free of these debilitating side effects.

I encourage all of my readers to read “Gluten Nation” to learn more about the signs, symptoms and the simple steps you can take to overcome the challenges.  Gluten Nation is loaded with great real life stories, maybe even stories that you will be able to relate to and pages of gluten free recipes too!

Please visit the Restorative Remedies website by clicking here to learn more about gluten and what you can do about preventing the effects from a possible intolerance to gluten.  Enjoy this wonderful interview with a very knowledgeable lady and dear friend.

Robyn OBrienThis is an interview with author Robyn O’Brien who decided to take some real action when it came to uncovering what ingredients in our foods are making us sick.

Her youngest daughter had a severe reaction to the eggs that she had eaten at breakfast one morning, which required a visit to the pediatrician and a mega dose of antihistamine.  This incident lead Robyn on her long journey of attempting to find the truth about what really is in our foods, and what are we not being told.

In our interview together we discuss the connections to genetically modified foods, and how these foods are allowed in our country but have been banned from European countries.   Just what is the connection between Big Food and Big Money in our country?  And why are harmful food additives still allowed in our food supplies?

Many of the toxins in our foods can be blamed for the alarming recent increases in allergies, ADHD, cancer and asthma in our children. Robyn and I explore these facts and provide you with some startling information about our food supply, and what steps you can take to protect yourself.

Robyn learned that one out of every three US kids currently suffers from allergies, asthma, ADHD, or autism and the number of children with peanut allergies actually doubled between 1997 and 2002.  So just what is happening to our food supply, and what steps can you take to prevent these statistics from effecting you or your family? “The “Unhealthy Truth” discloses what you need to know.  She provides recipes and actions plans for weaning your family off dangerous chemicals one step at at time.

I encourage you to listen to a very informative interview with the Erin Brockovich of food as she has been referred to by the media.

Robyn is also the founder of a non-profit entitled “Allergy Kids”  where you can obtain more information about her and the work she is doing to expose this important information about our foods and how to keep your family healthy in spite of the startling statistics.

Katrina BosWhat If You Could Skip the Cancer”,  is a very interesting account of the author Katrina Bos’s life after her discovery of a tumor in her breast and an encounter with a man who had extraordinary spiritual insights that helped change her life forever.

Katrina came from a long linage of women in her family who had been diagnosed with breast cancer and several had died from the disease.  Katrina’s  journey certainly is not the traditional path that one might take, but her journey has an insightful message for anyone dealing with disease.

She meets a man by the name of Jim who counsels her through her journey of healing. He could sense Katrina’s  emotional connections to the disease and the personal challenges with depression that ensued as a result of her disease and overall thoughts about life in general.

Jim used his special healing insights to help Katrina see her connection to her thoughts about the disease many other aspects of her life and how this was effecting her happiness which was ultimately perpetuating the a dis-ease thinking.

This is not a book about alternative medicine vs. conventional medicine.  It is about ideas beyond these things.  It is about looking at aspects of our lives that have a huge impact on our health regardless of what treatment path we take. It is about understanding how and why disease would come to us in the first place.  It is about looking at why it runs in families.  It’s about looking at some of our sacred cows and wondering if they are helping or harming us.  It’s about understanding why some people live and some people die regardless of what (if any) treatment that they take.

It is about the important shifts that we can make in our lives right now before we get sick.  It is about changes that we can make so that we model something different for our children – so that they won’t have to fear cancer either.

I hope that you enjoy my interview with Katrina Bos, about her new book “What If You Could Skip the Cancer“.  It is a wonderful read for anyone dealing with cancer, or for those who want to learn more about the mind-body-spirit connection.  You can learn more about Katrina by visiting her website by clicking here.