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UNSAFE AT ANY MEAL author Dr. Renee Dufault appears on Dr. Ronald Hoffman's popular "Intelligent Medicine" podcast

Posted: 2019/08/22

Garden City Park, NY: This past week, food safety whistleblower and former FDA investigator Dr. Renee Joy Dufault discussed her important book Unsafe at Any Meal  with Dr. Ronald Hoffman on his internationally popular podcast and radio show, "Intelligent Medicine."

The interview is in two parts, and can be heard by clicking on the links provided below:

PART ONEhttp://bit.ly/2LfQ0k3

PART TWO: http://bit.ly/2KPkM43

In addition to being downloaded more than 6.6 million times to date, Dr. Hoffman's "Intelligent Medicine" podcast and radio show is heard on over 100 radio stations nationwide (including WOR Radio in New York City) and sends a weekly newsletter to a list of 11,000-plus subscribers.

Unsafe at Any Meal ($16.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0436-0) is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble (both in stores and online), and wherever else books are sold.

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Harvard's new study shows good effect of cannabis on pancreatic cancer survival rate

Posted: 2019/08/21

Garden City Park, NY: A new study out of Harvard's Dana-Ferber Cancer Institute—the findings of which have recently been published in the medical journal Frontiers of Oncology—points to a newly-discovered chemical found in cannabis that shows "significant therapy potential" in the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

The drug in question—derived from cannabis flavonoids, which are naturally occurring compounds found in various fruits, plants, and vegetables—has been named FBL-03G.

Since these flavonoids would usually only account for 0.14 percent of the plant in total, genetic engineering has now found a way to aim FBL-03G squarely at all manner of metastatic tumor within the body. Drawing on this as their starting point, the Harvard research team chose to test this flavonoid on pancreatic cancer—one of the fastest-moving forms of the disease, and also one with a tendency of the shortest survival rates.

According to Harvard professor and one of the study's lead researchers Wilfred Ngwa, PhD, though, the effect of FBL-03G in their tests on pancreatic cancer have been remarkable. "The most significant conclusion," notes Ngwa in a recent interview with Yahoo Lifestyle, "is that tumor-targeted delivery of flavonoids, derived from cannabis, enabled both local and metastatic tumor cell kill, significantly increasing survival from pancreatic cancer."

Though not yet tested on human subjects, the Harvard team hopes to complete a spate of pre-clinical trials with this particular flavonoid by the end of next year (2020). In the meantime, there already exists such a range of positive health effects from use of medical marijuana that further knowledge of this plant can only improve the quality—and now, it would seem, the quantity—of daily life for everyone. To learn more, be sure to check out our book Healing with Medical Marijuana ($16.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0441-4) by noted health researcher and international bestselling author Dr. Mark Sircus.

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50 Years Ago, He Helped Save Woodstock With a Phone Call

Posted: 2019/08/01

Garden City Park, NY: John Fogerty, Country Joe McDonald, John Sebastian, Dead & Company—you may think you're reading a list of those musicians and groups who performed at the original 1969 Woodstock Festival in Bethel, New York.

Sadly, this is a list of the acts—along, now, with rap legend Jay-Z and pop sensation Miley Cyrus—who formally announced that they will not perform at the much-beleaguered Woodstock 50 festival before it was officially called off yesterday (July 31, 2019). (For those who want a definitive Woodstock experience this summer, Rhino is releasing a vast 38-disc boxed set that captures for the first time every existing second of recorded sound from the 1969 show.)

Looking back all these years later, things were just as problematic for Michael Lang and the rest of his Woodstock Ventures team back in July 1969. It was around that time that the team found out their planned festival in Wallkill, New York had been suddenly rejected by the town's Zoning Board of Appeals. That was also the moment a former Brooklynite named Elliot Tiber called Lang on the phone—and within a few days, the Woodstock Music & Arts Festival of 1969 was safely delivered to the 600 acres of land owned by dairy farmer Max Yasgur.

The rest, of course, is history. Without the spirit and good intention of Mr. Tiber, though, it's very likely that Woodstock may never have happened as the world has come to know it—something worth remembering as this year's Woodstock festival continues to have trouble coming into its own.

All the wild and wonderful Woodstock stuff that took place during that legendary Summer of '69 is captured with humor and joy by Elliot Tiber himself in his first of three books, Taking Woodstock (co-written by Tom Monte). First published in 2007, this strongly reviewed and candid memoir won the attention of none other than two-time Oscar winning director Ang Lee, who made it into an acclaimed feature film just in time for the 40th anniversary of Woodstock in 2009.

Though Mr. Tiber passed away at age 81 in August 2016 (click here to read the New York Times obituary), his presence and role as "the gay man who saved Woodstock" remains a key ingredient in what made that first Woodstock so special fifty years ago. In addition, his role as a proudly gay man who fought back with many others against police abuse that same summer at the iconic Stonewall Riots was celebrated in recent weeks by Boston Review reporter Micki McElya, who wrote the following about Elliot in her article:

"Many [Stonewall riot] participants were activists in women’s liberation and the anti-war, anti-colonial, and anti-capitalist movements; many were also part of the student left and the counterculture. Elliot Tiber was at the bar when it was raided and joined in 'rioting,' for instance. As a closeted gay man from out of town, he felt liberated by the experience, which he took home with him to Bethel, New York. A few weeks later, with the entire festival in peril, he secured a permit and new location on a neighbor’s farm for the organizers of Woodstock."

Sometimes it just takes one person to help make things better. For all those who were involved in staging Woodstock the first time around in '69, Elliot Tiber was—and remains—that person.

Looking back, perhaps Michael Lang said it best in his remembrance of Elliot for the New York Times obituary:

"Elliot was part of the magic of Woodstock. Without his phone call bringing me to Bethel, Woodstock might never have happened, and for that I am eternally grateful."

Taking Woodstock in addition to Tiber's other two memoirs Palm Trees on the Hudson and After Woodstock, is available on Amazon and wherever else books are sold.

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Deepak Chopra embraces children's book author Brent Feinberg's FREEING FREDDIE series

Posted: 2019/07/25

Garden City Park, NY: As his three-title children's book series continues to win new readers young and old, our author Brent Feinberg has also gained the attention of New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned New Age / alternative health expert Deepak Chopra (pictured here with Feinberg).

Of the book Freeing Freddie—The Dream Weaver: Reader, Chopra has the following to say:

"[Freeing Freddie—The Dream Weaver is] a truly enchanting story with deep universal truth that both children and adults will enjoy, helping them gain an understanding of how to let go of fear and be a part of a loving connected world."

In addition to the Reader  story ($16.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0458-2), this wonderfully written and designed children's book series is also comprised of a Workbook ($19.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0460-5) and an Ultimate Activity Book that includes stickers ($16.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0459-9).

To learn more about the author and the series, visit the website www.withlovefromfreddie.com.

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James Templeton on "COAST TO COAST AM" to discuss his bestselling book, I USED TO HAVE CANCER

Posted: 2019/07/24

Garden City Park, NY: James Templeton, cancer survivor of thirty-plus years and author of Square One's important new book, I Used to Have Cancer: How I Found My Own Way Back to Health (Square One, $16.95 USD), will appear later this evening (July 24, 2019) on the internationally popular program "Coast to Coast AM" with host George Noory.

The interview will air from 12am to 2am PST, and can be heard both in the US and abroad both across terrestrial and online radio stations/formats (the interview can be heard early tomorrow morning - Thurs., July 25 - from 3am to 5am EST in NYC on WOR-AM Radio / 710 AM). Tune in!

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