Dec. 12, 2013
HOST: SHIRLEY W. MITCHELL, National Author/Writer/Columnist/Speaker
TOPIC: FIGHTING CANCER - THE ALTERNATIVES
EPISODE DESCRIPTION: This week Host Shirley W. Mitchell will be joined by her "Guest" Dr Carl O. Helvie, RN, MS, MPH, DrPH as they discuss "Fighting Cancer - The Alternatives" with... Holistic Versus Conventional, You Can Beat Lung Cancer and Integrative Interventions.
GUEST: Carl Helvie was told he had lung cancer and 6 months to live by his physcian. Carl refused chemotherapy, surgery, and used holistic, natural, non-invasive interventions (laetrile, pancreatic enzymes, vitamins, minerals, herbs, vegan type diet, prayer, meditation, affirmations, and others). Now, 39 years later, I am the longest living lung cancer survivor (I believe), and at age 81, beat the odds of lung cancer, 3 chronic illnesses and 5 prescribed medications that are the average for a 75 year old. I want to share my story to empower others to prevent and overcome lung cancer and live disease free into their older years using a holistic natural lifestyle. My book, "You Can Beat Lung Cancer: Using Alternative/Integrative Interventions" discusses how I treated lung cancer and remained cancer free for 39 years after.
Dr. Carl O. Helvie, RN, MS, MPH, 'DrPH', 81, is a Registered Nurse with 60 years’ experience as a Nurse Practitioner, Educator, Researcher, Author and Radio Host. Dr. Helvie has a Masters in Public Health Nursing focusing on Wellness from the Univ. of California, a Masters degree in Public Health and Wellness from Johns Hopkins Univ., a Doctorate in Public Health and Wellness from Johns Hopkins Univ., and Post Doctoral Study in the Divinity School at Duke University. Dr. Helvie has been host of the Holistic Health Show on BBS Radio for the past 5 years, has been interviewed on over 125 radio programs, television and magazines.
Dr. Helvie is an Author of 8 books including "You Can Beat Lung Cancer: Using Alternative/Integrative Interventions", contributor in 4 additional books, published or presented internationally over 100 papers and articles, and received grants up to $800,000. Two of his noted accomplishments include the development and publication of a nursing theory that is used internationally and the establishment of a nursing center that provided primary care for homeless and low-income individuals and families. He acts as a resource to around 60 cancer patients monthly, and is in the process of establishing a holistic cancer foundation.
During his career Dr. Helvie has helped thousands of patients improve their health and taught around 4,000 graduate and undergraduate nursing students. In 2002 he taught at the University of Applied Sciences in Frankfurt, Germany and served as a nursing consultant to Russia. He was recognized in all major references including Who’s Who, Who’s Who in Virginia, Outstanding Educator in America, Men of Achievement, American Men and Women in Science, and a listing in Wikipedia. In 1999 he was awarded the Distinguished Career in Public Health Award by the American Public Health Association. He has lectured and given community, national and international presentations since 1961 to such groups as the Optimist Club, American Business Women, The American Public Health Association, Sigma Theta Tau International, The International Family Nursing Conference, and the Virginia Library Association.
BOOK: You Can Beat Lung Cancer: Using Alternative/Integrative Interventions - ISBN# by Dr. Carl O. Helvie, RN with Ayni Books
This book was a joy to write because it discusses my experience with lung cancer 38 years ago when contemporary medicine gave me 6 months to live and I beat the odds of lung cancer and also the odds of 3 chronic illnesses and 5 prescribed medications (average for a 75 year old). And I used all natural holistic interventions so there were no side effects. Now at age 80 I am in excellent health and lead an active life, I want the same for others and realize it is so easy for those who are willing to live a healthy holistic lifestyle involving physical, mental, spiritual, relationships. environmental, and political components. Most of my other books have been textbooks for nursing and health students but this book and my last one are for the general public. Included are additional chapters by Bernie Siegel, MD, Francisco Contreras, MD, James Forsythe, MD, HMD, Kim Dalzell, RD, PhD, and Tanya Harter Pierce, MA, MFCC on alternative/integrative interventions for lung cancer.