Thursday, May 30, 2013

Dr. Miller Interviews Dr. Jay Cohen

Dr. Jay Cohen is a nationally esteemed medical practitioner and researcher, a university professor, author of eight health books and more than a hundred medical articles, and an expert on medication safety and nutrition.

His newest book, Prostate Cancer Breakthroughs: New Tests, New Treatments, Better Options -- A Step-by-Step Guide to Cutting Edge Diagnostic Tests and 8 Medically-Proven Treatmentsdr jay cohen (2013), is the only book that takes readers step-by-step through the evaluation process, informing men how to obtain and use the new tests and treatment options that can help tens of thousands of men avoid unneeded surgery or radiation.

Prostate Cancer Breakthroughs

Prostate cancer care is today undergoing a quiet revolution with new tests and treatments, yet doctors continue to steer most men with prostate cancer to radical surgery or radiation with their damaging adverse effects, treatments that most men with prostate cancer do not need. In the past and for the most part still today, men with an elevated PSA test and a biopsy positive for cancer are referred directly for surgery or radiation. It is now known that this approach is often excessive, unnecessary, and can cause severe, life-long side effects in the majority of men who only need careful surveillance or focal therapy. Today, it is known that only about 15% of men diagnosed with prostate cancer have aggressive, life-threatening disease, yet as many as 85% of them are referred for radical treatment.

Dr. Cohen says there are revolutionary new tests and treatments that patients don't know about. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2011 and directed toward surgery or radiation, but after learning about the leading-edge tests and conducting dozens of interviews with top doctors, he avoided invasive treatment and his prostate cancer remains under excellent control without drugs.

Dr. Miller Interviews Dr. Marc Lesser

Dr. Marc Lesser 
is the former director of Tassajara, Zen Mountain Center and currently teaches and lectures at the San Francisco Zen Center and throughout the U.S.

Dr. Lesser is the founder and former CEO of Brush Dance, a publisher of greeting cards, calendars and gift items, with spiritual themes and artwork. He spent 15 years taking Brush Dance from an idea in his garage to a multimillion dollar publishing company, with distribution throughout the U.S. and the world. 

In his new book, Know Yourself, Forget Yourself: Five Truths to Transform Your Work, Relationships, and Everyday Lifeknow yourself, forget yourself by marc lesser, executive coach and mindfulness teacher Marc Lesser shows that understanding and embracing the points where life feels most confusing, most contradictory can lead us to more satisfaction and joy.

Dr. Miller Interviews Dr. Rick Doblin - Part 2

Dr. Rick Doblin is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He received his doctorate in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he wrote his dissertation on the regulation of the medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana and his Master's thesis on a survey of oncologists about smoked marijuana vs. the oral THC pill in nausea control for cancer patients.

His undergraduate thesis at New College of Florida was a 25-year follow-up to the classic Good Friday Experiment, which evaluated the potential of psychedelic drugs to catalyze religious experiences. He also conducted a thirty-four year follow-up study to Timothy Leary’s Concord Prison Experiment. Rick studied with Dr. Stanislav Grof and was among the first to be certified as a Holotropic Breathwork practitioner.

His professional goal is to help develop legal contexts for the beneficial uses of psychedelics and marijuana, primarily as prescription medicines but also for personal growth for otherwise healthy people, and eventually to become a legally licensed psychedelic therapist. He founded MAPS in 1986, and currently resides in Boston with his wife and three children.

Dr. Miller Interviews Dr. Jed Diamond

This week host Dr. Richard Miller will interview Jed Diamond, PhD, LCSW, Founder and Director of the MenAlive, a health program that helps men, and the women who love them, to live well throughout their lives. Since its inception in 1992, Jed has been on the Board of Advisors of the Men’s Health Network.

He is also a member of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP), the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male and serves as a member of the International Scientific Board of the World Congress on Gender and Men’s Health.

He is the only male columnist writing for the National Association of Baby Boomer Women. He also blogs for the Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, Scribd, Menstuff, ThirdAge, and other venues.

His work has been featured in major newspapers and has been featured on more than 1,000 radio and TV programs including The View with Barbara Walters, Good Morning America, and Today Show. He also did a nationally televised special on Male Menopause for PBS.
Diamond has been a licensed psychotherapist for over 40 years and is the author of ten books including the international best-selling Male Menopause that has thus far been translated into 17 foreign languages.

Diamond has taught classes at U.C. Berkeley, U.C.L.A., J.F.K. University, Esalen Institute, The Omega Institute, and other centers of education throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.

His PhD dissertation, Gender and Depression, broke new ground in creating a better evaluation system for diagnosing and treating depression in men and women.

He lives with his wife, Carlin, on Shimmins Ridge, above Bloody Run Creek, in Northern California. They are proud parents of five grown children and thirteen grandchildren.

Click to listen to Dr. Miller's interview with Dr. Jed Diamond broadcast March 19, 2013