Health Grooves:Speaking to Healers About Healing

In Health Grooves, Dr. Ricky Fishman will be in conversation with practitioners, researchers, academics and others working at the cutting edge of health care; from chiropractors and acupuncturists to functional medical doctors and naturopaths; from gene splicing cancer researchers to medical clowns who cheer up the children in hospital cancer wards. The purpose of this podcast is to dig deeply into the causes of disease and the many modalities utilized to treat them. Through conversations with many of the great practitioners he has come to know throughout his career, he hopes to cast a light onto a medicine of the future, in which people are empowered to heal themselves using both ancient time tested practices and modern technologies. We are living in an age of medical miracles, but also at a moment when our lifestyles are the cause of most disease that we are suffering from. We have become disconnected from the rhythms of the planet. We have forgotten how to eat, to move, to be in community. Disease sets in to remind us of these disconnections. The hope is that Health Grooves can shed some light onto why we get sick and how we can heal.

On Healthy Eating and the Dangers of Sugar with Nicole Bianchi, NC (e13)

On Healthy Eating and the Dangers of Sugar with Nicole Bianchi, NC (e13)

On Healthy Eating and the Dangers of Sugar with Nicole Bianchi, NC (e13)

Nicole is a nutritionist, certified by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, who helps clients strategically develop food plans for themselves and their families according to their individual needs, situations, health challenges and preferences. In this podcast, we discuss what healthy eating is; how, why and what to eat. We also discuss the dangers of the most addictive substance in our diets, sugar, and how it contributes to the chronic disease that is ravaging our national health.

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On Medical Anthropology and the Integrative Health Project with Walter Adams, PhD (e12)

On Medical Anthropology and the Integrative Health Project with Walter Adams, PhD (e12)

On Medical Anthropology and the Integrative Health Project with Walter Anderson, PhD (e12)

Dr. Walter Randolph Adams is a bicultural evolutionary ecological, biocultural (analyzing the nexus of biology and culture), medical anthropologist, whose primary research focused on the nutritional factors underlying alcohol abuse and domestic violence. He served as co-director of an anthropological field school for 13 years in the highlands of Guatemala, resulting in three books published by the University of Oklahoma Press, all of which highlighted the contributions of the undergraduate participants. In this interview, Walter discusses his anthropological work, the state of health care in Guatemala and the role of the IHP in that health care system.

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With Harry Nelson, JD, author of “The United States of Opioids” (E11)

With Harry Nelson, JD, author of “The United States of Opioids” (E11)

With Harry Nelson, JD, author of The United States of Opioids (E11)

Harry Nelson is the author of The United States of Opioids: A Prescription for Liberating a Nation in Pain (2019) and co-author of From ObamaCare to TrumpCare: Why You Should Care. He is the founder of Nelson Hardiman, L.A.’s largest healthcare/life science law firm (with 30 lawyers), more than half of whom devote some or most of their time to work on addiction treatment and behavioral health. In this conversation, Harry and Ricky discuss Harry’s trajectory from health care attorney to expert on the opioid epidemic.

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With Cathryn Jakobson Ramin, author of “Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry” (E10)

With Cathryn Jakobson Ramin, author of “Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry” (E10)

With Cathryn Jakobson Ramin, author of “Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry

Cathryn Jakobson Ramin struggled with backache and sciatica for years. Like millions of other back pain sufferers, she was overwhelmed with ill-defined options for treatment. Which would work? Which would simply drain her wallet? And which might leave her in worse shape than when she began? She engages in a lively conversation with Dr. Ricky Fishman, a chiropractor, a profession that receives quite a bit of scorn (along with many others) in Ms. Ramin’s excellent book.

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On Dementia, Empathy, and Brain Science Research with Josh Kornbluth, Monologist (E09)

On Dementia, Empathy, and Brain Science Research with Josh Kornbluth, Monologist (E09)

On Dementia, Empathy, and Brain Science Research with Josh Kornbluth, Monologist  (E09)

Josh Kornbluth is an American comedic autobiographical monologist based in the San Francisco Bay Area who has toured internationally, written and starred in several feature films, and hosted a television interview show. In this episode, Josh discusses his work at the hospice dealing with death and dying as well as his interest and focus on aging, dementia and empathy. We can expect all of his work to show up in monologues that will be performed nationally.

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On Fitness and the Art of Aging Well with Elite Trainer, Vann Duke, MS (E08)

On Fitness and the Art of Aging Well with Elite Trainer, Vann Duke, MS (E08)

On Dementia, Empathy, and Brain Science Research with Josh Kornbluth, Monologist  (E09)

Josh Kornbluth is an American comedic autobiographical monologist based in the San Francisco Bay Area who has toured internationally, written and starred in several feature films, and hosted a television interview show. In this episode, Josh discusses his work at the hospice dealing with death and dying as well as his interest and focus on aging, dementia and empathy. We can expect all of his work to show up in monologues that will be performed nationally.

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The State of Integrative Medicine with John Weeks (E07)

The State of Integrative Medicine with John Weeks (E07)

On Fitness and the Art of Aging Well With Elite Trainer, Vann Duke, MS (E08)

Vann Duke is a master fitness trainer and coach with 20 years in the fitness industry. He is the founder of Second Half Fitness, an organization that specializes in online fitness and wellness services exclusively for adults 50+. His unique approach to exercise and aging embraces sustainability and the belief that youthfulness can be experienced life-long. In this conversation, Vann describes his philosophy of training. His holistic approach includes movement, nutritional coaching and a focus on mindfulness.

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On the Healing Magic of Forest Bathing with Julia Plevin (E05)

On the Healing Magic of Forest Bathing with Julia Plevin (E05)

Ancestral Healing and Political Resistance with David Escobar, MA (E06)
By Ricky Fishman, DC

As a first generation Salvadoran-American David Escobar sees participation in low-rider culture as his own healing journey; one that has the added benefit of asserting his “cholo-power.” In this episode, we discuss David’s ideas about cultural resistance and healing. He describes “low-riding” culture, how it evolved and the many misconceptions and misunderstandings the dominant Anglo culture of the United States has about "low-riding.”

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On the Cutting Edge of Integrative Health Education with Dr. John Scaringe, DC, EdD (E04)

On the Cutting Edge of Integrative Health Education with Dr. John Scaringe, DC, EdD (E04)

On the Healing Magic of Forest Bathing with Julia Plevin (E05)
By Ricky Fishman, DC

Julia Plevin is actively engaged in bringing forest bathing to the world. In this conversation, Julia describes how she came to be involved with forest bathing and what the work means to her and those she guides through the experience. Following the conversation, Ricky reflects on the nature of healing from an energetic perspective, where he believes forest bathing is doing its deepest healing work.

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“The Prison Yoga Project” with Chanda Williams, MA, RYT (E03)

“The Prison Yoga Project” with Chanda Williams, MA, RYT (E03)

On the Cutting Edge of Integrative Health Education with Dr. John Scaringe, DC, EdD (E04)On the Cutting Edge of Integrative Health Education with Dr. John Scaringe, DC, EdD (E04)
By Ricky Fishman, DC

John Scaringe has been serving as President for the Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) for nine years. In this episode we discuss the state of professional integrative health education. The Southern California University of Health Sciences began as the Los Angeles Chiropractic College. Dr. Scaringe is a true leader in integrative medicine, setting up a medicine of the future where MDs, PA’s, chiropractors and other practitioners can work together seamlessly.

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On Obesity Prevention and Education with Cliff Hochberg, DC and Health Coach (E02)

On Obesity Prevention and Education with Cliff Hochberg, DC and Health Coach (E02)

The Prison Yoga Project with Chanda Williams, MA, RYT (E03)The Prison Yoga Project with Chanda Williams, MA, RYT (E03)
By Ricky Fishman, DC

Chanda Williams, MA, RYT, is a yoga therapist with a background in body mechanics, wellness coaching, and advanced training in trauma-informed yoga practices. In this episode we discuss Chanda’s work with the Prison Yoga Project. Chanda teaches classes with incarcerated men to support them in their personal transformation through yoga practice. She describes how this work touches the men but also how it has changed her.

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“The Medical Clown Project” and the Meaning of Clowning with Jeff Raz (E01)

“The Medical Clown Project” and the Meaning of Clowning with Jeff Raz (E01)

Health Grooves - On Obesity Prevention and Education with Cliff Hochberg, DC, and Health Coach (E02)Health Grooves - On Obesity Prevention and Education with Cliff Hochberg, DC, and Health Coach (E02)
By Ricky Fishman, DC

Dr.  Cliff Hochberg practiced as a chiropractor for 31 years before deciding to go full time into health coaching. After having had a personal health and weight loss transformation himself, Cliff felt he could serve people in a more meaningful way by helping others do the same. In this episode, we speak with Cliff about his journey from successful chiropractor to health coach.

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Introducing Health Grooves with Dr. Ricky Fishman, DC (E00)

Introducing Health Grooves with Dr. Ricky Fishman, DC (E00)

On the Healing Magic of Forest Bathing with Julia Plevin (E05)
By Ricky Fishman, DC

Julia Plevin is actively engaged in bringing forest bathing to the world. In this conversation, Julia describes how she came to be involved with forest bathing and what the work means to her and those she guides through the experience. Following the conversation, Ricky reflects on the nature of healing from an energetic perspective, where he believes forest bathing is doing its deepest healing work.

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