The Voices of Embrace, Release, Heal

book coverEmbrace, Release, Heal features exclusive interviews with some of the world's most innovative and renowned doctors, researchers, authors and authorities who reveal their understanding of the biological and emotional influences of cancer, and how to treat it. The blend of their wisdom, scientific study and most especially their passion provides inspiration and well-founded hope for dealing with the most prevalent and vexing disease of our time.

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Bruce Lipton, M.D., Ph.D.                       

Bruce LiptonAuthor: Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future (And a Way to Get There From Here) with Steve Bherman; The Wisdom of Your Cells; The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles.

Dr. Bruce Lipton is an internationally recognized authority in bridging science and spirit. His unique approach of researching human cells has led to the discovery of a new sciences called epigenetics. He has been a guest speaker on dozens of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national conferences.

Larry Dossey, M.D.

Larry DosseyAuthor: The Power of Premonitions; The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things; Healing Beyond the Body; Reinventing Medicine; Be Careful What You Pray For; Prayer is Good Medicine; Healing Words; Meaning & Medicine; Recovering the Soul; Beyond Illness; Space, Time and Medicine (1982)

Dr. Larry Dossey is an internationally influential advocate of the role of the mind in health and the role of spirituality in healthcare. Bringing the experience of a practicing internist and the soul of a poet to the discourse, Dr. Larry Dossey offers panoramic insight into the nature and the future of medicine.     

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Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D.

Abram Hoffer picAuthor: Orthomolecular Medicine For Everyone: Megavitamin Therapeutics for Families and Physicians (with Andrew W. Saul); Feel Better, Live Longer With Vitamin B-3: Nutrient Deficiency and Dependency (with Harold D. Foster); Naturopathic Nutrition: A Guide to Nutrient-rich Food & Nutritional Supplements for Optimum Health (with Jonathan Prousky); Healing Cancer: Complementary Vitamin & Drug Treatments (with Linus Pauling), and more.

Many who break free of conventional medical treatment consider Dr. Abram Hoffer one of the greatest doctors of our time.  Dr. Hoffer was a ground-breaking psychiatrist who, along with Nobel-prize winner Linus Pauling, invigorated the use of orthomolecular therapy (vitamins and minerals) to cure a variety of diseases.  Dr. Hoffer’s primary application of orthomoleculary therapy was to relieve his schizophrenic patients from the disease.  But along the way, he discovered that it also successfully treated cancer. He died one week after being interviewed for this book.

David L. Felten, M.D., Ph.D.

David Felten picAuthor: Psychoneuroimmunology; Brain, Behavior and Immunity, with Drs. Robert Ader and Nicholas Cohen (Journal)

Dr. David L. Felten is a well known and respected researcher whose contributions helped to establish the field of psychoneuroimmunology and lay the foundations for the physiological understanding of complementary and integrative medicine.  Dr. Felten first demonstrated a direct connection between nerve fibers of the sympathetic nervous system and cells of the immune system in several organs, including the spleen, lymph nodes, thymus, and bone marrow.  Dr. Felten has shown that these nerve connections can influence the onset and course of cancer and other diseases.  He currently is Vice President for Research, and Medical Director of the Beaumont Research Institute at the William Beaumont Hospitals in Royal Oak, Michigan  

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Jeremy Geffen, M.D.

Jeremy GeffenAuthor: The Journey Through Cancer: Healing and Transforming the Whole Person; Founder and Director, Geffen Visions International

Dr. Geffen is a board-certified medical oncologist and a pioneer in integrative medicine and oncology. He founded and for ten years directed one of the first integrative cancer centers in the US. His unique approach to oncology includes a deeply spiritual perspective that invites patients to transform their cancer journey into one of wholeness and healing -- by experiencing themselves as multidimensional beings who can heal on every level. He has woven his knowledge into a comprehensive integrated model of care, called The Seven Levels of Healing®. This Program is now being offered throughout Colorado, in Kansas City, Missouri, and in Tucson. 

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James Gordon, M.D.

James Gordon picAuthor: Unstuck, Your Guide to the Seven Stage Journey out of Depression; Comprehensive Cancer Care: Integrating Alternative, Complementary and Conventional Therapies; Manifesto for a New Medicine: Your Guide to Healing Partnerships and the Wise Use of Alternative Therapies; Founder and Director, Center for Mind Body Medicine

Dr. James Gordon is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist who also serves as a Clinical professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Georgetown Medical School.  He has a post as the Dean of Graduate School of Mind/Body Medicine at Saybrook University, and serves as the Chair of the White House Committee on Complementary and Alternative Medicine policy.  Dr. Gordon founded the Center for Mind Body Medicine where he offers a nationally recognized and innovative program to teach caregivers to become cancer coaches.

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David L. Walker, Ph.D.

Dr. David WalkerDr. David Walker was working as a biophysicist in the pharmaceutical industry when he was diagnosed with colon cancer.  After one session of chemotherapy, his health declined.  He decided against doing more chemo, and his doctors told him that without it, he was as good as dead.  But Dr. Walker began using his professional skills as a scientist and created his own, all-natural cancer treatment.  He not only healed himself, but was soon sought after by people with all types of cancer who had been failed by conventional treatments.  He experiences an 86% success rate with his remedy.

Peter Lambrou, Ph.D.

Peter Lambrou, Ph.D.Author: Instant Emotional Healing: Acupressure for the Emotions (with Dr. George Pratt); Self Hypnosis: The Complete Manual for Health and Self-Change (with Dr. George Pratt)

Dr. Lambrou is a licensed clinical and consulting psychologist on staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.  He is also on the faculty of the University of California, San Diego.  He is a specialist in dealing with anxiety, phobias, work stress, and in optimizing performance.  He has received advanced training in thought field therapies and is a foremost authority on how negative thoughts can be released from the body.

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Barry Boyd, M.D.

Dr. Barry BoydAuthor: The Cancer Recovery Program: How to Increase the Effectiveness of Your Treatment And Live a Fuller, Healthier Life

Dr. Boyd has been a practicing medical oncologist since 1993 and in 1998, founded the Integrative Medicine Program at Greenwich Hospital-Yale Health Systems where he is currently the Director of Nutritional Oncology.  Dr. Boyd is an Assistant Clinical Professor, the Director of Curriculum in Nutrition, and the Director of Curriculum of Integrative Medicine at Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and an affiliate member of the Yale Cancer Center. He was also associate clinical director of the Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine at Cornell-Weill Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital.

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Charlotte Gerson

Charlotte Gerson picAuthor: Healing the Gerson Way: Defeating Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases; The Gerson Therapy: The Amazing Juicing Program for Cancer and Other Illnesses; The Gerson Therapy: The Proven Nutritional Program for Cancer and Other Illnesses; Director, The Gerson Institute

The Gerson Institute is a non-profit organization located in San Diego, California, dedicated to the alternative, non-toxic treatment of disease, using the Gerson Therapy. The Gerson Therapy is a safe, natural treatment developed by Dr. Max Gerson in the 1920’s that uses organic foods, juicing, coffee enemas, detoxification and natural supplements to activate the body’s ability to heal itself.  Over the past 60 years, thousands of people have used the Gerson Therapy to recover from so-called “incurable” diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and arthritis.

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Laura Alden Kamm

Laura Alden KammAuthor: Intuitive Wellness: Using Your Body’s Inner Wisdom to Heal; Unlocking Your Intuitive Power: How to Read the Energy of Anything (audio); Color Intuition (audio)

As a structural and medical intuitive, Laura has worked with countless individuals around the world.  Doctors have called Laura a “walking MRI” for her laser-like accuracy in intuitive assessments.  She is a popular radio guest and the host of, Laura Kamm Live: Words Along the Way.  She has served on research panels, including the National Institute of Health-funded studies on remote healing with HIV/AIDs patients.  Laura has also worked with the complementary medicine unit at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.  Her work has been highlighted in Body + Soul and Better Health and Living magazines, and she is the “Intuitive Development Expert” for Sounds True web channel.

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Tullio Simoncini, M.D.

Tullio Simoncini picAuthor: Cancer is a Fungus: A Revolution in Tumor Therapy

Dr. Tullio Simoncini studied to become a conventional oncologist in his homeland of Italy when he began experimenting with alternative ways to treat cancer—and succeeded.  His remarkable results are rooted in using sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) to cure some of the most difficult cancers. Dr. Simoncini now travels the globe informing medical practitioners and anxious cancer patients about his simple and effective methods of cancer treatment.

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William B. Grant, Ph.D.

William Grant picDr. Grant is currently the Director of Sunlight, Nutrition and Health Research Center, an entity devoted to research, education, and advocacy relating to the prevention of chronic disease through changes in diet and lifestyle. His specialty is the impact of Vitamin D on cancer.

Dr. Grant has worked as a senior-level research scientist in the fields of optical and laser remote sensing of the atmosphere and atmospheric sciences at SRI International, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the NASA Langley Research Center.  His career included pioneering laser remote sensing instrument development, and participating on many NASA-led airborne atmospheric chemistry field missions.  He has written a number of papers on his many observations.

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Nancy Deville

Nancy Deville

Author: Death by Supermarket: The Fattening, Dumbing Down, and Poisoning of America; Healthy, Sexy, Happy: A Thrilling Journey to the Ultimate You; and a novel, Karma

Nancy Deville is an investigative health writer with more than a

decade of experience researching and coauthoring books with

medical doctors on various health subjects. Her books have sold over

650,000 copies worldwide.

Brenda Cobb

Brenda CobbAuthor: The Living Foods Lifestyle; Raw Food Works (contributor); Founder and Director, Living Foods Institute, Atlanta

By learning about and implementing a living foods diet, Brenda Cobb overcame the early stages of breast and cervical cancer without the use of drugs or surgery. Brenda now devotes her life to educating others about the remarkable health benefits of eating raw and living foods.

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Hui Xian Chen

Hui Xian Chen picProfessor Hui Xian Chen (called Chen by friends) taught English at the University of International Business and Economics in China.  After a long life of suffering with many chronic health problems, Professor Chen was diagnosed in 1982 with terminal cancer. Doctors gave her a 25% chance of recovery.  In search for a cure, Professor Chen was introduced to Qigong. It cured her.   After her remarkable recovery, Professor Chen became a devoted practitioner and has dedicated her life to teaching Qigong.

Kent Tompkins. M.A., LPC.,CHt

Kent TompkinsClinically trained as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Tompkins has also worked with various wisdom keepers from several traditions on Native American soil, in India, French Polynesia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, and within the United States.  His healing arts practice integrates clinical, scientific and spiritual approaches.


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Timothy Birdsall, N.D.
Timothy Birdsall picDr. Timothy Birdsall, a naturopathic doctor and the vice president of Integrative Medicine for the Cancer Treatment Centers of America enterprise.  In September 2009, Dr. Birdsall was named the physician of the year by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.  He lives and practices in Phoenix, Arizona.

Marcia Prenguber, N.D.

Marcia Prenguber

Dr. Marcia Prenguber is a Naturopathic Doctor who is the Director of Integrative Care and Natural Medicine at the Goshen Center for Cancer Care in Goshen, Indiana.

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Daniel Rubin, N.D.

Daniel Rubin, N.D.Dr. Daniel Rubin is a board-certified naturopathic oncologist and founding president of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.  He is one of five doctors practicing at the Scottsdale-based Naturopathic Specialists, LLC.


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