CONVERSATIONS WITH REMARKABLE MINDS
How modern medicine is leading us to a medical Pharmageddon and a new initiative for patient-doctor blowblack against Big Pharma’s cover up and denial drugs’ sever adverse effects
Dr. David Healy is a Professor of Psychological Medicine at Cardiff University School of Medicine in Wales UK, the director of North Wales School of Psychological Medicine, and is a former Secretary of the British Association for Psychopharmacology. Over the years he has developed a reputation for being one of the pharmaceutical industry’s leading nemesis for his criticisms on the serious adverse effects of prescription drugs and the means by which companies cover up severe drug health risks to health officials, doctors and the public. Dr. Healy was one of the first psychiatric scholars and researchers to publicly raise the alarm about Prozac and other SSRI’s association with suicide risks, which led to his dismissal at the University of Toronto, known as the Toronto Affair. At the time Eli Lily, the maker of Prozac, was contributing over 50% to the budget of the university’s mood disorder clinic he was connected with. He has been one of the few researchers to investigate in a clinical trial the suicide risks due to disinhibition of an SSRI, in that case Zoloft.
David has published over 175 peer-reviewed papers, 200 other articles, and has written 20 books, including “The Antidepressant Era”, “Let Them Eat Prozac”, and most recently “Pharmageddon, one of the most blazing indictments against so-called “evidence based medicine” that dictates the failure and corruption of pharmaceutical clinical trial research, skewed and manipulated scientific data, drug marketing, rigged treatment guidelines, endemic ghostwriting, and how companies get away with it. He is also the founder of Rxisk.org, which may well become one of the most effective patient-doctor-pharmacist based blowbacks against the pharmaceutical industry’s denial of their drugs most grave dangers.
Is neoliberal capitalism's theoretical structure inherently violent and genocidal? with Garry Leech.
Garry Leech is the director of the Center for International Studies and a lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Cape Breton University in Nova Scotia, Canada. As an independent journalist and author his research has focused upon the global struggle for social justice and on the U.S. intervention in Colombia under the “war on drugs” and the “war on terror.” Garry’s articles have appeared in numerous publications in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Latin America. For eleven years he was the founding editor of the Columbia Journal, with over 350 scholarly articles. He is the author of seven books, dealing with Colombia, the drug trade, broader critiques of capitalist globalization and the influence of the fossil industry on global economics and politics.
His most recent book is Capitalism: A Structural Genocide which takes a hard look at how contemporary capitalism’s inherent and fundamental structure generates inequality, violence, and increased human suffering and death. His website is GarryLeech.com
The death of journalist Michael Hastings and what is not being told
Russ Baker is an award-winning investigative reporter and journalist in the alternative media and founder of the independent progressive news and analysis site, WhoWhatWhy.com. Over the past two decades, he has produced over a thousand stories on a broad range of topics, from political revolutions to revolutionary humor. Among Russ’s breaking investigations were the Hutu-Tutsi massacres in Central Africa, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the overthrow of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. He has received Society of Professional Journalists, the Mencken and the Common Cause awards, and has served on the adjunct faculty at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. His research into the rise and election of George W Bush led to his bestseller, “Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, America’s Invisible Government and the Hidden History of the Last 50 Years.”
Obama's Executive Order: HIV Care Continuum Initiative - national HIV testing for all individuals between 15 and 65 years of age - with Andy Maniotis and David Crowe.
Dr. Andrew Maniotis is the science and biomedical consultant for Cures Within Reach, formerly the Goldman Partnership for Cures, and serves as a consultant for the Office of Medical and Scientific Justice in LA and the National Vaccine Information Center. Earlier he was an assistant professor of pathology and the director of melanoma and breast cancer research at the University of Illinois Medical School in Chicago. Over the years he has held research associate positions at the University of California at Berkeley (where he received doctorate), Harvard University and Washington University School of Medicine. Andy has been a leading scientific in the Rethinking AIDS community.
His website is andrewmaniotis.wordpress.com, where you can several free ebooks on AIDS, Cancer and Vaccine
David Crowe is the President of the Alberta Reappraising AIDS and ReThinking AIDS, whose website he hosts at the www.ReThinkingAIDS.com website, a science and news resource on all international research and commentary challenging the current HIV/AIDS model. David is also the former president and treasurer for the Green Party in Alberta Canada.
Andrew Gavin Marshall is a 26 year old independent researcher and scholar who has been Research Associate with the Center for Research on Globalization in Montreal, Quebec and is now the project manager of The People’s Book Project – a new initiative led by Andrew to use social media networks to establish an alternative to political and corporate power. He is also the head of the Geopolitics Division of the Hampton Institute and research director of Occupy.com’s Global Power Project. The project will produce a series of volumes addressing institutions of power and resistance, the economic crisis, austerity and other global economic, political and social issues. Specializing in geopolitical economics and history, Andrew was a co-editor with Prof. Michel Chossudovsky of the volume “The Global Economic Crisis: The Great Depression of the Twenty-First Century.” His writings have appeared on my alternative news sites and he hosts a podcast on Boiling Frog Post. His website is AndrewGavinMarshall.com
A look at the paradoxes behind natural medicine that differentiate its fundamental ideas from conventional modern medical theory with Dr. Steven Goldsmith
Dr. Steven Goldsmith is board certified physician and psychiatrist practicing holistic, alternative medicine, a homeopathist and a philosopher of medicine. He received his MD from the Columbia Colle of Physicians and Surgeons and has been in practice for 40 years. Earlier he held faculty and staff positions at the medical schools of Boston University, Tufts, and NYU’s School Medicine. alternative holistic doctor He has also been a master in homeopathy for 2 decades. Dr. Goldsmith is the author of a profoundly stimulating book, “The Healing Paradox: A Revolutionary Approach to Treating and Curing Physical and Mental Illness, which explores the philosophy of ideas that differentiate the fundamental differences between conventional modern medicine and natural, alternative health practices.His website is GreenPsychiatrist.com
A discussion about the recent attack on alternative medical practice and supplemental nutrition, with Dr. Victoria Maizes.
Dr. Victoria Maizes is the Executive Director of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, founded by Dr. Andrew Weil, and a Professor of Medicine, Family Medicine and Public Health. Internationally recognized as a leader in integrative medicine, she stewarded the growth of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine from a small program educating four residential fellows per year to a designated Center of Excellence training more than 400 residents and fellows annually. Dr Maizes is the co-editor of the Oxford University textbook Women’s Integrative Health and is the author of “Be Fruitful: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child, scheduled for release this September. In 2009 Dr. Maizes was named one of the world’s 25 intelligent optimists by ODE magazine. Her website is VictoriaMaizesMD.com
Today, no guest and lots of commentaries, from Chris Hedges and others. Most americans don't know the Fed's banks are private corporations. Commentary on mental conditioning, and also the NSA. Then, the coming financial crisis in the US. And more!
The latest in health, healing, nutrition, and the environment, plus a news update: Big Ag and Big foods secret meeting and efforts to derail GMO labeling movement, with David Murphy.
David Murphy is the founder and executive director of Food Democracy Now!, a grassroots movement of more than 250,000 American farmers and citizens dedicated to reforming our food and agriculture. He has been called “the most crucial and politically savvy actor in the on-going efforts to help move American agriculture into the 21st century” as a result of his “Sustainable Dozen” campaign, which resulted in four candidates being placed in high level positions at the USDA.
Previously, he has worked as an environmental and food policy lobbyist and political strategist and is a board member of the Iowa Organic Association. His website is www.FoodDemocracyNow.org
Ehud Sperling is the founder and president of Inner Traditions International, one of the world’s largest publishers of books on spirituality, religion, and alternative health, and one of the true pioneers in alternative publishing starting back in 1975. Inner Traditions has brought to print numerous important voices who otherwise would have fallen into obscurity. In addition, Ehood and his publishing firm have been involved in philanthropic services and environmental projects over the years, including work in the Amazon, India, Costa Rica and elsewhere.
Along with his wife Vatsala, he is co-author of a deeply inspiring, autobiographical book – “For Seven Lifetimes: An East-West Journey to a Spiritually Fulfilling and Sustainable Marriage” that brings together the wisdom of East and West in creating a healthy marriage. His website is www.InnerTraditions.com
America as a Dollarocracy and the destruction of our democracy, with Dr. Robert Chesney.
Dr. Robert Chesney is Gutgsell Endowed Professor of communications at the University of Illinois in Urbana. He specializes in the political economy of communication, the history of 20th century media and communication policy. He is the co-founder of Free Press, a national media reform organization and was the host of the weekly radio program “Media Matters” until 2012. He has written extensively on the death of American journalism. He has received many rewards from progressive forums. Utne Reader listed him among the 50 visionaries changing the world in 2008. Right wing pundits have listed him as among America’s most dangerous academics, which is an honor we commend on this program. He has authored over 15 books on communications and the media. His most recent release, co-authored with The Nation journalist John Nichols, is “Dollarocracy: How the Money-Media Election Complex is Destroying America” His website is www.RobertMcChesney.com
He has authored over 15 books on communications and the media. His most recent release, co-authored with The Nation journalist John Nichols, is “Dollarocracy: How the Money-Media Election Complex is Destroying America” His website is www.RobertMcChesney.com
Today Gary gives the latest in health and healing, including how to relieve muscle aches from exercise, how to lower breast cancer risk naturally, and the benefits of a weekly yoga class.
From the environmental segment, information about GM crops.
Then, commentary concerning America's way of birth, the costliest but not the best. Also, a Wikileaks volunteer who was a paid informant, and the breakdown of the rule of law. And more!
CONVERSATIONS WITH REMARKABLE MINDS
Subject: What epigenetics can inform us about relationships and sexuality
Dr. Bruce Lipton is an international authority on the new emerging biology into cellular activity and on the interface between science and spirituality. From 1987 to 1992 he was a researcher at Stanford University School of Medicine. Among his discoveries was identifying a mechanism in cells that function like a brain and the founding of a field of cellular biology known as epigenetics. Dr. Lipton is now recognized as one of the leading voices in the New Biology and Mind-Body Medicine.
His book The Biology of Belief has been a landmark work uniting mind-body and cellular science with spirituality. His most recent book is “the Honeymoon Effect: The Science of Creating Heaven on Earth“, which applies the principles of most recent realizations from epigenetics, molecular biology and quantum physics to understanding the positive and negative psychologies enacted in love and relationships. His website is BruceLipton.com
On health and healing today - helping diabetics, stress impact on the heart, the latest on mangoes, and slowing down brain aging. From the environmental segment - concern about the weather, and new research on GMOs. Also, commentary on whistleblowers like Edward Snowden and governmental eavesdropping, and America's deplorable human rights record from Stephen Lendman. And more!