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My guest today is Dr. Laurie Mischley ND who will be discussing her exciting research program and discoveries as they pertain to Parkinson's disease. The focus of her work is on describing conditionally essential nutrients in Parkinson’s disease (PD), attempting to describe the nutritional status and requirements unique to individuals with neurodegenerative diseases. She has published on coenzyme Q10 deficiency in PD, completed her master’s thesis on lithium deficiency in PD, and is currently completing her doctoral dissertation on glutathione in PD. In 2013, she and her team completed a “Phase I Safety & Tolerability Study of Intranasal Glutathione in PD.”
Dr. Mischley is a clinical research assistant professor at Bastyr University, where she is principal investigator of other PD studies including, “CAM Care in PD” and “Cannabis in PD Tremor.”
Her current CAM study is designed to identify common traits among those who maintain their health despite the disease.To join the CAM study (which can be completed online) visit; www.CAMCarePD.bastyr.edu
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Dr. Mischley is the author of an amazing book: Natural Therapies for Parkinsons Disease
On January 13, my guest will be Dr. Christopher Trahan from Olympus Center. Dr. Trahan holds a Doctorate in Oriental Medicine, is a Licensed Acupuncturist, and is nationally board certified in Chinese Herbal Medicine; he is a classically trained Homeopathic physician registered with the National Center for Homeopathy. He integrates Chinese and Western herbs, homeopathy, and nutrition with his practice of Acupuncture in the Flatiron district of Manhattan.
He has over thirty years of clinical practice and trained in China and Sri Lanka, as well as in the United States (California, New Mexico, and New York). Dr. Trahan has served on the faculty of the International Institute of Chinese Medicine (Santa Fe, NM) and the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (NYC). He has also taught courses in Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Chinese and Western Herbal Medicine, Classical Homeopathy, and Acupressure and Tui Na at the Olympus Center.
He served as lead acupuncturist in an asthma research study headed by Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona in association with Beth-Israel Hospital. Dr. Trahan has appeared on TV, radio, in print, and continues to lecture.
The Olympus Center in New York City maintains a comprehensive western and Chinese herbal and homeopathic pharmacy along with three treatment rooms for acupuncture and other therapies.
Innate human coordination requires being in sync with the STRAIGHT-down influence of gravity. This enables us to tap the substantial energy generated by the downward movement of our body mass. In infancy, we all learn this highly evolved skill as we teach ourselves to sit, stand and walk with grace and power. Early in childhood, however, through deep cultural conditioning, we forget. From the day we are born, we see everyone around us sitting back in chairs, sofas, car seats, etc. At around 3 or 4, we get sucked into this utterly normal, but mal-adaptive behavior. We begin sitting-back with staggering repetition. In so doing, we interfere with gravity's influence by sending our body mass down on a BACKWARDS trajectory. Our brains automatically react -- with muscular strain and skeletal distortion -- to keep our head/neck functionally vertical. We don't notice these reactions nor feel anything unusual. It all happens subconsciously. This kinesthetic disconnect spills over into how we stand and walk. The consequences are all around us: society-wide epidemics of bad posture, lower back and neck pain, knee and hip replacements. For people with Parkinsons, the consequences are even more severe, restricting free movement considerably. This can be changed -- through re-developing sensitivity to our downward-moving body mass and how it is affecting us moment-by-moment. If you are planning to listen, it will be worth your while to check-out in advance an illustrated essay on this topic at www.uprighting.com/Parkinsons.pdf.
This radio program focuses attention on mindfulness, stress and Parkinson's disease. One of the founding faculty members of Duke Integrative Medicine,Jeffrey Brantley, MD was trained in mindfulness as a resident in psychiatry at the University of California at Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Brantley was elected as a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in 2013 and is currently a faculty member at Duke Medical Center.
As Dr., Brantely explains on his website www.calmingyourangrymind.com
"Mindfulness is not just for priests, monks or nuns, and it isn't a religion.Mindfulness and meditation are for anyone who wishes to practice them. You don't have to be anything special. Meditation practice is a way of remembering and reconnecting with the basic intelligence and goodness all human beings have."
Dr. Brantley is the author and coauthor of a number of books on mindfulness including Calming Your Angry Mind and Daily Meditations for Calming Your Angry Mind with Wendy Millstine
Researchers who study Parkinson's disease celebrate the discovery of medications that help some people reverse their symptoms. They also worry, as do I, about an unfortunately reality of their use. More Parkinson's medications are needed over time to induce the same "on" times. Over time, medications usually stop being effective entirely. The time they are effective varies widely deoending on the individual.
What can be done about this problem? Some answers yuou have probably not considered which involve natural approachs to recovery will be discussed in my show today. The focus of my discussion will be directed to a marvelous little book by Julia Ross titled the Mood Cure.
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Teaching your child to manage stress is a crucial life skill for future well-being. Life Coaches Shawn Marie Cichowski & Munni Visco discuss how to help your child understand, manage and cope with stress. Listen in to the coaching crew from WNY Life Coaching Center. Reach us directly at wnylifecoaching.com or 716-560-6552.
My guest is Bob Stahl, Ph.D. who answers the question "What is mindfulness?" and discusses how mindfulness would help living better with Parkinson's. As explained on his website [www.mindfulnessprograms.com]:
"Mindfulness is the practice of being aware of what’s happening in the present moment. Whenever you bring awareness to what you’re directly doing or experiencing in your body and mind, you’re being mindful."
Dr. Stahl founded 7 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs in medical centers throughout the San Francisco bay Area and currently directs programs at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, El Camino Hospital in Mountain View and Los Gatos. He serves as a Senior Teacher for the Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-based Professional Education and Training. Dr. Stahl is a co-author of "A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook", "Calming the Rush of Panic" "A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety", "Living with Your Heart Wide Open" and other marvelous books.
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In this Episode we will reveal and secret hidden for years by the Medical Industry, that my change your view of how health and disease is not what your think. What if you found that you could heal yourself of most illness and diseases without every seeing a physican. We if I told you this was already known by most physicians and drug companies but they will never tell you why or how to Self-recover and prevent illness.
Join as we reveal this hidden knowledge, and offer a new way of looking at illness, health, and disease.
The Zika Virus disease is being spread primarily to people who have been bitten by an animal or insect, namely mosquitos. BEWARE! This virus disease has come from remote countries like Brazil, South Asia, Africa and Pacific Islands according to the CDC. People from the United States travel to these areas monthly so it is likely there may be confirmed cases in the US soon. But see, WELL, Just listen in and you will hear what I am about to say on THIS SUBJECT. Tune in on Tuesday February 9th at 12pm.
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Do you want everyone around you to be happy and do whatever is asked to maintain a sense of happiness? Do you put others ahead of yourself? Do you yearn for outside validation for security and self-confidence? People pleasing can have serious risks. Join your host Shawn Marie Cichowski and co-host Munni Visco & Ausgust Schilz on "COACHING CONVERSATIONS" as they discuss how to become aware of your people pleasing tendencies and offer tips to stopping. Your hosts can be reached directly at wnylifecoaching.com or 716-560-6552.
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