Healing Quest


Healing Quest
As seen on PBS stations across America, Healing Quest is the only weekly national television series focused entirely on the latest in integrative health and natural approaches to wellness. Our mission is to provide accessible, well-researched information on the new choices available to help achieve optimum health and well-being. Hosted by: Judy Brooks, Roy Walkenhorst, and Olivia Newton John.

Genre: Home and Garden, Special Interest

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  • Watch Healing Quest Season 8

    • Episode 7

      Healing Quest Episode #807

      aired: Sat, Feb 12, 2011

      Neurological Chiropractic - This innovative technique is helping deal with challenges like dyslexia and ADD. It’s a technique that precisely adjusts areas of the nervous system without using pharmaceutical drugs. - Happiness Expert - We visit the founder of the American Happiness Association and learn how to generate sustainable happiness. We also discover why happiness is a powerful force for optimum health and fostering peace on earth. - Natural Medicine Update: Sugar Addiction - Our Dr. Marcus Laux says it’s easier than you think to kick the sugar habit. The key, he says, is learning about PCF. - Herbal Insight:Hibiscus - Mark Blumenthal, our herbal expert, has the latest on this lovely red plant that’s proving to be effective in lowering blood pressure and high cholesterol and in dealing with hot summer temperatures. - Healing Wisdom with Deepak Chopra - Deepak reports on the three things that researchers have found that have the most influence on joy and happiness in our life. - Healing Moment Olivia Newton-John With David Fortney Footage - Olivia’s “Heal Me” song carries us along with David Fortney’s spectacular nature footage.

    • Episode 6

      Healing Quest: Episode #806

      aired: Tue, Feb 8, 2011

      Crila for Uterine/Prostate Health - Herbal medicine is blooming and booming all over the world. In this report we’re off to Southeast Asia to find out about a botanical treasure that’s helping both men and women stay healthy. Soul Retrieval - Life can take its toll in many ways including the loss of parts of our energy over the years. So we experience a technique that taps into shamanic wisdom to restore our emotional and spiritual wholeness and our true sense of self. Natural Medicine Update: Cholesterol and Statins - The heavy focus in recent years on statin drugs to lower cholesterol and prevent heart attacks may be completely misplaced, according Dr.Marcus Laux, our natural medicine expert. Herbal Insight Acai - This fruit of a palm tree has generated lots of attention, lots of sales and lots of hype, some of it not supported by any science. Our herbal expert Mark Blumenthal helps us decipher fact from fiction. Love Held in Trust Featuring Marianne Williamson - Second chances are the topic of Marianne’s thought for us today and she says the good news is that those chances will probably come to us if we’re truly ready. Healing Moment: Wisdom of the World With Ram Dass - Author and spiritual teacher Ram Dass, in an excerpt from the Wisdom of the World project, shares his thoughts on how to be truly present.

    • Episode 5

      Healing Quest Episode #805

      aired: Tue, Feb 15, 2011

      French Vietnamese Hospital - We broaden the definition of the term “integrative medicine” by looking at a new option that integrates world-class surgery with an exciting trip to an exotic location. - Organic Food Controversy - A widely-disseminated report from a London organization questions the nutritional value of organic food. We examine their data and get a response from organic agriculture experts. - Herbal Insight: Echinacea - Dealing with colds and flu is a continuing challenge so Mark Blumenthal, our herbal expert, has some advice on tapping into a botanical treasure that can help keep us healthy. - Natural Medicine Update: Male Sexual Health - Dr. Marcus Laux discusses a recent study showing that the vast majority of men ignore a very serious health issue. He explains why paying attention to that issue can literally be a life saver. - Forgiving Yourself With Marianne Williamson - Making forgiveness truly meaningful is not as easy as it looks so Marianne has some spiritual suggestions on how to accomplish that. - Healing Moment: Wisdom of the World With Michael Stillwater - This excerpt from the Wisdom of the World project features Michael Stillwater’s inspiring words and music and David Fortney’s award winning nature footage.

    • Episode 4

      Healing Quest Episode #804

      aired: Tue, Feb 15, 2011

      Mindfulness Meditation - Good news about brain health: A technique designed to help deal with the stress of modern life is literally turning our thinking about the brain on its head. We’ll see how to incorporate this new science into our daily life. - Natural Medicine Update: Plant Calcium - Most of us don’t realize that the calcium supplements we take for strong bones actually come from rocks. Now a calcium source from plants is becoming available. Dr. Marcus Laux has the details. - Feng Shui For Healing: Frontdoor & Kitchen - Having a healthy household requires having a welcoming front door and a kitchen that maximizes its energy according to our feng shui expert Nancy SantoPietro. So she has some practical advice for both areas. - Herbal Insight: Rosehips - A new use is developing for an old herbal friend and it’s very positive news for anyone dealing with arthritis. Mark Blumenthal, our herbal expert, updates us on the research. - Choice Featuring Marianne Williamson - This noted author and spiritual teacher explains why choosing to be generous is a very wise thing to do. - Healing Moment: Wisdom of the World With Deepak Chopra - David Forneys’ fabulous nature footage is combined with Deepak Chopra’s thoughts on the value of stillness in this excerpt from the Wisdom of the World project.

    • Episode 3

      Healing Quest Episode #803

      aired: Tue, Feb 15, 2011

      Reiki For Animals - Kathleen Prasad wants to transform the way we care for the animals in our life. She’s written three books and founded a national organization devoted to bringing the spiritual energy called Reiki to the lives of our pets and to other animals large and small. - Feng Shui For Healing: Bedroom - We spend a third of our lives in this room so it’s important that we get the most out of that time. Author and Feng Shui expert Nancy SantoPietro has some suggestions for making sure we do just that. - Natural Medicine Update: Brain Health - Keeping our brain healthy is critical to our overall well-being and now lessons learned from jellyfish could help us achieve this optimum health. Dr. Marcus Laux explains how. - Herbal Insight: Aloe Vera - Our herbal expert Mark Blumenthal has an issue! He’s concerned about a medicinal plant – aloe vera -- that he says isn’t getting the respect it deserves. - Taking Responsibility Featuring Marianne Williamson - Emotional fitness sometimes means making sure we don’t confuse compassion with coddling, according to this noted author and spiritual teacher. - Healing Moment Olivia Newton-John With David Fortney Footage - We glide across the serene waters of rivers, lakes and streams with David Fortney’s extraordinary nature footage accompanied by music from Olivia’s Grace and Gratitude CD.

    • Episode 2

      Healing Quest Episode #802

      aired: Thu, Feb 17, 2011

      Drumming For Healing - The beat of a drum is one of the most basic sounds of life. Judy explores the phenomenon of drumming circles that are springing up across the USA as part of holistic wellness practices. - Food Intolerance - For many people food and drink is a worrisome part of daily life because it can trigger uncomfortable and sometimes serious symptoms. Now scientists say they’ve found a natural way to help deal with this. - Feng Shui For Healing: Living Room - Most people think about Feng Shui as focusing on right placement for furniture and other objects in the home or office. But we explore another kind of Feng Shui designed to create a healthy home and work environment. - Herbal Insight: Turmeric - This yellow root could soon be in the headlines for its medicinal powers. Our herbal expert Mark Blumenthal explains why. - Better Relations Featuring Marianne Williamson - We get practical advice from this noted author and spiritual teacher on how to have more positive connections with the people in our life. - Healing Moment: Wisdom of the World With Bob Proctor - From the Wisdom of the World project and featuring Bob Proctor, star of “The Secret,” and his insights on improving our self-esteem.

    • Episode 1

      Healing Quest Episode #801

      aired: Sat, Feb 19, 2011

      Canine Therapy - Healers come in all shapes and sizes. In fact, healing energy sometimes arrives on four paws instead of two feet. Judy introduces us to some canines who’ve become an invaluable part of a big city hospital in California. - Equine/Dolphin Therapy - Dogs are by no means the only special beings who are helping humans heal. Roy explores the therapeutic work being done by horses and dolphins. - Herbal Insight: Does Echinacea Work? - This plant has been in use for centuries but in recent years it’s generated controversy about its healing efficacy. Our herbal expert Mark Blumenthal helps us sort through the confusion. - Natural Medicine Update: The Placebo Effect - Sometimes in clinical trials the sugar pills -- i.e. placebos – work better than the pharmaceutical drug being tested. Dr. Marcus Laux explains how that happens and what it means to all of us. - Marianne Williamson: Power of Faith - Judy gets some down-to-earth guidance from this noted author and spiritual teacher about how to tap into the power of positive expectations. - Healing Moment: Olivia Newton-John & David Fortney - We head across a meadow and into the forest with the unforgettable images of David Fortney and Olivia’s inspiring Grace and Gratitude music.

  • Watch Healing Quest Season 7

    • Episode 7

      Healing Quest Episode #707

      aired: Sat, Mar 26, 2011

      Vitamin D - Vitamin D has been the subject of numerous reports linking its deficiency to many health issues, and is being touted as a way to possibly prevent many chronic diseases. Dr. Soram Khalsa is an integrative physician who's emerging as a leading expert on this hot topic. He's recently delved deeply into the subject of Vitamin D and published a book on its health benefits. - Male Sexual Health - If you're wondering whether we can have good, healthy, strong sexual relationships as we age, the answer is absolutely yes! Dr. Marcus Laux is a naturopathic physician, best-selling author and clinical professor who's devoted years to exploring natural ways of achieving optimum health. Dr. Judith Orloff is a psychiatrist, university professor and best-selling author. They both agree that male sexual health depends on a lot more than blood flow to a certain part of the body. - Online Healing - The Internet has opened up whole new worlds for many of us but the Web has not exactly been noted for its spirituality. Michele Bernhardt is a gifted intuitive, teacher and author who’s launched a website called Inner World, best described as a "spiritual gym" where we can get rid of the things that trouble us and get the guidance we need to live a synchronistic life that helps us connect with our heart and our soul. - Herbal Insight: Licorice - Licorice is one of the most versatile herbs in the world, and probably one of the top five or ten most commonly used herbs in all of Chinese Traditional Medicine. From a medicinal standpoint licorice has several well-established and well-documented properties. One of these is its medicinal, demulcent effect that soothes irritated mucus membranes, which is why licorice is a favorite ingredient in cough/throat syrups for over a hundred years. - Natural Medicine Update: Cordia - If you've ever sprained an ankle, developed tennis elbow or spend a weekend remodeling, you know that nagging soft tissue pain can take forever to heal. What's more, the conventional medicine community often prescribes synthetic medicines for relief, but with side effects you'd probably just as soon avoid. But an all-natural alternative has arrived based on centuries-old wisdom from Brazil. - Healing Moment Nature Meditation: Wisdom of the World Project - Homage to Earth - Relax and enjoy this great footage shot and edited by cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg of Blacklight Films. The purpose of the Wisdom of the World Project is to use media to heal, empower, and connect us to the best part of ourselves. This new inspirational media has the capacity to help you find your true purpose, strengthen your ability to compassionately connect with others, and inspire you to find greater success in all areas of your life.

    • Episode 6

      Healing Quest Episode #706

      aired: Sat, Mar 26, 2011

      Emotional Freedom - Emotional vampires are people who suck your energy dry. Everybody has experienced this, where you’re around somebody and suddenly feel like taking a nap. Judith Orloff is a psychiatrist and nationally known author whose newest book Emotional Freedom draws on her years of experience helping people escape the clutches of an emotional vampire, as well as release negative patterns to achieve emotional freedom. - Natural Medicine Update: Bone Health - Osteoporosis is a major problem looming over our society. It’s no longer just an “old woman’s” issue and is increasingly affecting young men and women in their 20’s and even late teens. Dr. Marcus Laux tells us how a specific protein transforms stem cells into bone and cartilage-building powerhouses. Assisting with this Osteo-Induction process are new natural supplements that, when combined with weight bearing exercise, are helping reduce the onset of osteoporosis and joint problems. - Vibrational Healing - We’re made of energy and the practitioners who use the Turbosonic vibrating platform say this device stimulates our cells in a way that promotes better health. It uses sound and vibration to tone muscles and increase microcirculation, and they say the vertical vibration works all the muscles and cells in the body. It can help with inner core stability and has even been shown to help with weight loss! - Herbal Insight: Senna - The safety of senna has been well established through many years of historical use, with millions of people around the world using laxative preparations made with senna extracts. Senna can come in solid dosage forms like pills or tablets that contain the extract of the senna leaf or fruit, or they can come in the form of teas which often contain other herbs that have a beneficial effect on the digestive system. - Healing Wisdom with Deepak Chopra: Our Connection To Earth - One mistake of modern science, according to Dr. Deepak Chopra, is dualistic thinking that differentiates between a biological organism and its environment. Instead, he says we and the planet are one total being -- the trees are our lungs, the rivers and waters are our circulation, the earth is our body. So the more we pollute and destroy the environment the bigger the impact will be on both our personal and extended body. - Healing Moment Nature Meditation With Olivia Newton-John / David Fortney Images - The music for this week’s Healing Moment comes from Olivia Newton-John's Grace and Gratitude CD. This inspiring work is based on her belief that music has the power to heal by calming our minds, lifting our spirits and connecting to our hearts. Olivia’s music is accompanied by nature images from award-winning cinematographer David Fortney, whose work has been recognized internationally for its beauty and realism.

    • Episode 5

      Healing Quest Episode #705

      aired: Tue, Mar 22, 2011

      Healing Medicine for the Mind - Gary Malkin is an award-winning composer with a vision to use music and images to help transform our world. Through his Wisdom of the World Project, his goal is to create media that is contemplative and integrative, and reminds us who we are and what matters most. He calls the results of this a “state of coherence” – a place where our heart and spirit and mind are equal jewels in the crown of human experience. - Integrative Medicine - For Dr. Soram Khalsa, a board certified internist, acupuncturist, homeopathist, nutritionist and master yoga practitioner, integrative medicine is the idea of integrating the best of conventional medicine with all other modalities of therapy we’ve come to call complimentary and alternative medicine. He believes tour consciousness as a nation needs to change so self-care becomes an integral part of how to stay well and promote well-being. - Natural Medicine Update: Skin Repair - A thorn-bearing vine from the Amazon rainforest called Cat’s Claw is an effective anti-microbial with immune-enhancing properties for helping heal many discomforts from infections to infestations. Cat’s Claw also shows major promise in improving DNA repair caused by oxidative stress and in reversing UVB sunburn damage. - Camu Camu - The fruit of the Camu Camu tree that grows in the Amazon flood plane is the highest naturally occurring source of Vitamin C in the world. Camu Camu also has calcium, phosphorus and potassium, and provides nutrition that facilitates the uptake of important neurotransmitters including serotonin – which is why Camu Camu is called the “feel good fruit” of the Amazon! - Herbal Insight: Marshmallow - One of the main uses for marshmallow in herbal medicine is to help soothe scratchy, itchy sore throats. Marshmallow root, and to some extent marshmallow leaf, also can be used for gastrointestinal inflammations, stomach upsets and other GI tract conditions. Combined with other herbs that contain mucilage marshmallow helps people who rely on their voices – radio announcers, TV personalities, singers, or anyone who needs to make sure their voice is working optimally. - Healing Moment Nature Mediation - Relax and enjoy this great footage shot and edited by cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg of Blacklight Films. The purpose of the Wisdom of the World Project is to use media to heal, empower, and connect us to the best part of ourselves. This new inspirational media has the capacity to help you find your true purpose, strengthen your ability to compassionately connect with others, and inspire you to find greater success in all areas of your life.

    • Episode 4

      Healing Quest Episode #704

      aired: Thu, Mar 3, 2011

      The Power of Women - Three acclaimed spiritual teachers discuss the need for women to step into their power to help preserve and heal the world we all share. They say that the energies of our planet are changing, and the masculine and feminine energies are starting to balance. Men are starting to embrace more of their femininity and women are becoming much more powerful and assertive, while realizing that the old forms of masculine aggression do not work. - Natural Cold Medicines - Over-the-counter cold medicines for children have been in the headlines in the last few years and the news has not been very good. At issue is the safety of those products. Steroidal stimulants found in many of these products have even resulted in some fatal reactions. The good news is that now it’s possible to find herbal products that are safe and deliver consistent results, and some have even been tested in double-blind clinical trials. - Herbal Insight: Ginger - Ginger is a common spice going back thousands of years. Ginger is a candy, a medicine and a dietary supplement. One of the primary benefits of ginger is its digestive property. It is also has been used to help prevent motion sickness, and numerous clinical trials have also shown using ginger can allay post-operative nausea and even prevent morning sickness in women. - Healing Wisdom with Deepak Chopra: New Approaches to Staying Young - While getting old is nobody’s favorite topic, Dr. Deepak Chopra says the way we think about aging can actually affect our biological age. He says we should learn to appreciate what is being gained by the wisdom of experience. He also says that biological markers of aging like blood pressure, bone density, body temperature regulation, immune functions, skin thickness, wrinkles, fat content, cardiovascular function, and many other markers of aging are actually quite flexible. - Healing Moment Nature Meditation With Olivia Newton-John / David Fortney Images - The music for this week’s Healing Moment comes from Olivia Newton-John's Grace and Gratitude CD. This inspiring work is based on her belief that music has the power to heal by calming our minds, lifting our spirits and connecting to our hearts. Olivia’s music is accompanied by nature images from award-winning cinematographer David Fortney, whose work has been recognized internationally for its beauty and realism

    • Episode 3

      Healing Quest Episode #703

      aired: Thu, Mar 3, 2011

      Greening Your Closet - Six designers were in the spotlight at a fashion show in Anaheim. They all wanted their clothes to pop, but they also all had three things in common: concern for the health of the planet, the health of consumers, and the health of the people who make their clothes. The result is something called eco-fashion that gives "green" a whole new look. - Greening Your Household - When most of us think about air pollution, we tend to conjure up images of billowing smoke stacks and toxic auto exhaust. But it turns out our indoor air may be much more polluted than what's outside. So many of us these days are paying attention to "greening" our homes from the inside out. - Greening Your Roof - See what it takes to make the wheel on your utility meter spin backwards! Even when the Hanks family is home, Eric says their rooftop panels cut their energy bill from almost $200 a month to about $35 dollars a month. Installing the system cost about $12,000 once state and federal tax credits were factored in. Eric estimates that they'll recover that investment in about four years even though they live in a place where the skies are often overcast. - Natural Medicine Update: Green Drinks - Dr. Marcus Laux has a prescription for making sure those healthy drinks really are all they claim to be. For years, health enthusiasts have been getting essential ingredients from green drinks, with algae's like spirulina and chlorella, or cereal grasses like wheat and barley. But Dr. Laux says we need to be careful because many of those green drinks have ingredients that aren't so good for us. - Herbal Insight: Peppermint - There's a reason why restaurants have those after-dinner mints; they're really good for your tummy! For thousands of years people have used peppermint as a mild sedative for their stomach. Our herbal expert, Mark Blumenthal, shares his insights into the history and healing properties of this wonderful plant. - Healing Moment Nature Meditation With Olivia Newton-John / David Fortney Images - The music for this week’s Healing Moment comes from Olivia Newton-John's Grace and Gratitude CD. This inspiring work is based on her belief that music has the power to heal by calming our minds, lifting our spirits and connecting to our hearts. Olivia’s music is accompanied by nature images from award-winning cinematographer David Fortney, whose work has been recognized internationally for its beauty and realism.

    • Episode 2

      Healing Quest Episode #702

      aired: Tue, Mar 1, 2011

      The Future of Natural Medicine - Phytopharmaceuticals are medicines made from plants. This means they don’t contain the concentrated synthetic chemicals that comprise most of the drugs we take today. Doctors Narindar Duggal and Marcus Laux agree that while synthetic pharmaceuticals have great value in emergency or short-term situations, both those results come with a price tag that includes dangerous side effects. They say plant-based pharmaceuticals are a far better way to support long-term well-being. - Echinacea for Colds - Echinacea is a plant that has grown naturally in the United States for centuries. Native Americans used it as one of their primary means of medicine. Modern science recently took a close look at Echinacea with a five-year study funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) that focused on Echinacea’s ability to provide quick relief at the onset of sinus and respiratory problems. - Herbal Insight: Slippery Elm - Slippery Elm is an herb harvested from the inner bark of a certain type of elm tree. It is one of the few herbs sold in North America today that is still approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for medicinal benefit, including temporary relief from minor pain and irritation of the mouth and throat. It is found today in many over-the-counter products including lozenges and teas, which if taken for just a couple of days could mitigate the inflammatory expressions associated with colds and flu. - Healing Wisdom with Deepak Chopra: The Miracle of Butterflies - Nature provides us with healing substances in abundance, if we know how to use them. Nature also provides us with information, if we’re paying attention. Dr. Deepak Chopra tells us what we can learn about how a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly, and how this process represents a “quantum leap of creativity in nature” that we can also achieve ourselves, personally and socially, through the power of intention. - Healing Moment Nature Meditation With Olivia Newton-John - The music for this week’s Healing Moment comes from Olivia Newton-John's Grace and Gratitude CD. This inspiring work is based on her belief that music has the power to heal by calming our minds, lifting our spirits and connecting to our hearts. Olivia’s music is accompanied by nature images from award-winning cinematographer David Fortney, whose work has been recognized internationally for its beauty and realism.

    • Episode 1

      Healing Quest Episode # 701

      aired: Wed, Feb 23, 2011

      Healing Power of Forgiveness: With Marianne Williamson - The most prestigious academic institutions in the United States have now statistically verified that people who attend support groups, who practice forgiveness, who have more love in their lives, who pray and meditate on a regular basis are physically healthier. Acclaimed spiritual teacher and author Marianne Williamson has a lot to say about how forgiveness, or the lack of it, affects our health. - Colorpuncture for PTSD - Its practitioners say Colorpuncture can tap into the part of the brain that regulates our energy system to help us stay balanced and healthy. Dennis Telfer was a port security chief for the U.S. Coast Guard. While Dennis was in Iraq he sustained some contusions to his neck, and now receives Colorpuncture treatments for his pain and other symptoms related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He says he's by no means the only returning soldier who could use this help. - Natural Medicine Update: Chocolate for Brain Health - A recent study shows that a cocoa-derived extract can actually improve brain performance. Dr. Marcus Laux is a distinguished naturopathic physician and author. He says researchers have found that certain compounds in chocolate cause the brain to release endorphins, chemicals that make us feel good. It turns out the right kind of dark chocolate can do a lot more than satisfy a sweet tooth! - Healing Wisdom with Deepak Chopra: Our Shadow Side - Every human being has a shadow; if you don't have a shadow it means you're not standing in the light. Dr. Deepak Chopra reminds us that the shadow is the part of ourselves that we might be embarrassed by, that we might be ashamed of, that we don't want other people to find out about -- but that we should embrace our shadow, forgive our shadow and, most importantly, share our shadow with somebody we trust. - Herbal Insight: Chamomile - There are two reasons why people drink chamomile tea aside from its flavor. Mark Blumenthal, founder and executive director of the American Botanical Council, says people also drink chamomile tea to soothe their stomachs, and it has been shown to be a very mild, safe, effective sleep aid. Modern clinical research suggests also shows chamomile extracts can help treat certain skin wounds and other kinds of skin problems, making it an herb that everybody would want to have in their kitchen. - Healing Moment Nature Meditation With Marianne Williamson - Relax and enjoy this great footage shot and edited by cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg of Blacklight Films combined with the inspiring words of Marianne Williamson. The purpose of the Wisdom of the World Project is to use media to heal, empower, and connect us to the best part of ourselves.

  • Watch Healing Quest Season 6

    • Episode 7

      Healing Quest Episode #607

      aired: Tue, Mar 29, 2011

      The True Value of Organics - There is a common myth that organic food is for the elite, it’s a luxury item, and in tough economic times it’s something that should perhaps go by the wayside. But Dr. Alan Greene, a nationally-known author, clinical professor of pediatrics at Stanford University and member of the board of directors of The Organic Center, tells us that we need to think about our well-being from a long-term perspective. Investing today in organic food and farming, he says, helps us to stop borrowing against our futures, both in terms of our personal health and the health of the planet. - Colorpuncture - Acupuncture is something many of us are familiar with. Now there is a new therapy called Colorpuncture that uses the frequencies of light instead of needles to balance our nervous system and stimulate chi. Two Colorpuncture therapists show us what to expect during a treatment, which usually includes the use of specific crystals and light wands. Combined with Kirilian photography, Colorpuncture has been shown to be an important tool to diagnose our energetic, psychological and to some extent even our spiritual state of being. - Nutrition Segment: One-Pot Organic Pasta Recipe - Jesse Cool is an organic food pioneer, prolific author and owner of three organic restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area. She shows us how to prepare an easy one-pot, seven-ingredient, 10-minute pasta recipe to get any cooking recluse back into the kitchen. With garden fresh ingredients including cabbage, garlic and herbs, this is one cost-friendly recipe you’ll want to have on-hand to please the taste buds of your hungry family. - Healing Wisdom with Deepak Chopra - Flexibility is a critical component of lifelong good health. Dr. Deepak Chopra tells us that a healthy body is a flexible body. He says cultivating a flexible consciousness is an important underlying aspect of physical health, that if we’re rigid in our consciousness, that will express its rigidity in our body because the mind and body are inseparable. In addition to physical disciplines like yoga, he says the ability to let go of our rigid attachments to a specific outcome is one of the healthiest things we can do for ourselves. - Healing Moment Nature Meditation: Olivia Newton-John - The music for this week’s Healing Moment comes from Olivia Newton-John's Grace and Gratitude CD. This inspiring work is based on her belief that music has the power to heal by calming our minds, lifting our spirits and connecting to our hearts. Olivia’s music is accompanied by nature images from award-winning cinematographer David Fortney, whose work has been recognized internationally for its beauty and realism.

    • Episode 5

      Healing Quest Episode #605

      aired: Sat, Mar 26, 2011

      Overcoming Our Fears - Dealing with fear is one the biggest challenges almost all of us face. Isha is an author and spiritual healer who says the human experience comes down to choice. We can choose fear, to feel like victims, or we can choose to be masterful creators and choose love. Isha tells us about a system of powerful statements called “facets” she developed to help herself and others move from fear and doubt to love and confidence. - Tomatoes Instead of Statins - When it comes to medications, two out of the top three sellers in the United States today are stain drugs. And that should be no surprise because heart disease is a top killer in our country. The statin drugs help prevent heart disease and help normalize our cholesterol. But Dr. Alan Greene, a distinguished physician, nationally known author and organic nutrition expert, says that the nutrient lypocene, which is found in tomatoes and many red and orange foods, was even more effective than statins at similar doses. - 10-Minute Tomato Sauce - Chef Marlene Sorosky shows us how to make a fresh and delicious 10-minute tomato sauce from her grandmother’s recipe. She brings together the flavors of organic olive oil, pressed garlic, fresh basil and, of course, lycopene rich tomatoes. - Healing Wisdom with Deepak Chopra - Intention is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. Dr. Deepak Chopra tells us how we can focus that power on keeping ourselves healthy. He says that if we want to heal ourselves then first of all we have to have clarity of what our intended outcome is. Then, when we have clarity of that intended outcome in consciousness, we can enter into the field of silence (such as meditation) so that the intention orchestrates its own fulfillment. - Healing Moment Nature Meditation: Wisdom of the World Project - Featuring Thich Nhat Hanh - Relax and enjoy this great footage shot and edited by cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg of Blacklight Films. The purpose of the Wisdom of the World Project is to use media to heal, empower, and connect us to the best part of ourselves. This new inspirational media has the capacity to help you find your true purpose, strengthen your ability to compassionately connect with others, and inspire you to find greater success in all areas of your life.

    • Episode 3

      Healing Quest Episode #603

      aired: Tue, Mar 29, 2011

      How to Get Youngsters to Eat Organic - You might call Jesse Cool an organic crusader. She’s been a pioneer in the world of organic cooking for 30 years. A prolific author and owner of three San Francisco-area restaurants featuring organic food, Jesse’s raised a family of her own and has no illusions about the challenge of promoting a healthy diet in a world of processed foods. Helping kids really connect with healthy ingredients is something Jesse says is well worth the effort. - Digestive Health for Children - Probiotics in recent years have attracted growing interest for their health benefits for both the digestive and immune systems in adults and children. Dr. Asma Sadiq, Director of Child Development at New York’s Beth Israel Hospital and an integrative physician, and Dr. Robert Lee, Medical Director of the Continuum Center for Health and Healing in New York, say many inflammatory and autoimmune diseases are greatly affected by gut flora, and probiotics are now much more of the conversation, especially for children. - Vitamins for Kids - The American Medical Association currently recommends that every adult in the U.S. takes a multi vitamin every day to help keep them healthy. The issue of vitamins for youngsters, however, has been much less clear-cut. Dr. Alan Greene, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and author of several child-rearing books and a popular website for parents, says vitamin supplements become increasingly important with the discontinuation of breast milk, especially Vitamin D, DHA / Omega-3 and calcium. - Healing Wisdom with Deepak Chopra: Healthy Aging - While getting old is nobody’s favorite topic, Dr. Deepak Chopra says the way we think about aging can actually affect our biological age. He says we should learn to appreciate what is being gained by the wisdom of experience. He also says that biological markers of aging like blood pressure, bone density, body temperature regulation, immune functions, skin thickness, wrinkles, fat content, cardiovascular function, and many other markers of aging are actually quite flexible. - Healing Moment Nature Meditation: Wisdom of the World Project - Relax and enjoy this great footage shot and edited by cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg of Blacklight Films. The purpose of the Wisdom of the World Project is to use media to heal, empower, and connect us to the best part of ourselves. This new inspirational media has the capacity to help you find your true purpose, strengthen your ability to compassionately connect with others, and inspire you to find greater success in all areas of your life.

    • Episode 2

      Healing Quest Episode #602

      aired: Sat, Mar 26, 2011

      Healthy Digestion with Probiotics - It turns out that having a “gut feeling” is not only a good guide for our intuition, it’s also an increasingly important factor in our overall health. Della Porter didn’t want to quit her job and take a disability retirement. But 15 years of battling arthritis and fibromyalgia plus thyroid, sleep and blood pressure problems had taken a heavy tool. Then a naturopathic physician approached Della’s difficulties from a different perspective – focusing on the digestive system. - Nutritional Ways to Prevent Breast Cancer - Cheryl Greene and her husband, Dr. Alan Greene, an author and pediatrician at Stanford University, just launched a new business venture together, and felt like life was going well and that they couldn’t imagine being any happier. That’s when Cheryl found a lump in her breast. She and her husband looked at her family of origin and found no family history with cancer. Then they learned about the potential impact of Cheryl growing up on a conventional grape and raisin farm, where they used high levels of toxic pesticides that had clear links to breast cancer. - Trace Minerals from the Sea - The depleted condition of much of our farmland is a growing concern for many scientists. Lots of foods we eat today just don’t have the nutrients they used to. That’s especially true for one important ingredient: trace minerals. Nutritional expert Mary Mulry tells us how trace minerals are actual building blocks of our nutrition and are essential to our health, and that sea vegetation provides an abundant source of trace minerals that actually mimic what is in the human blood stream. - Healing Wisdom with Deepak Chopra: Cells in Alignment - The intricate life of our cells is truly amazing. In fact, Dr. Deepak Chopra says our cells have a lot to teach us about living a spiritual life. He says every cell in our body is aware of what’s happening in the rest of the body. Every cell has acceptance. Every cell communes with every other cell and has a memory of wholeness. Turns out this is what living a spiritual life is all about. - Healing Moment Nature Meditation: Olivia Newton-John / David Fortney Images - The music for this week’s Healing Moment comes from Olivia Newton-John's Grace and Gratitude CD. This inspiring work is based on her belief that music has the power to heal by calming our minds, lifting our spirits and connecting to our hearts. Olivia’s music is accompanied by nature images from award-winning cinematographer David Fortney, whose work has been recognized internationally for its beauty and realism.

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      Healing Quest Episode #601

      aired: Sat, Mar 26, 2011

      What’s It Mean to Be Organic? - We hear a lot these days about the benefits of being organic, but what does that really mean? And how does organic compare with products that call themselves “natural”? We interview Chris Kilham, a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts, renowned ethnobotanist and author of 14 books. He knows a lot about the category of certified organics because he helped create it when he lobbied Congress to pass the Organic Foods Production Act of 1991. - Stress Busters - Stress is probably the most common enemy to our overall health. This segment explores two very different ways of dealing with stress: (1) Watsu, a deep form of relaxation therapy in warm water, and (2) Labyrinth work, a winding path that leads into series of switchbacks and curves all the way to the center, and then back out again. - Nutrition Segment: Peanut Butter Muffins - These organic treats can be great for your health, great for your waistline and great for your pocketbook as well! Join award-winning author and chef Marlene Gray as she whips up some power-packed peanut butter muffins.Healing Wisdom with Deepak Chopra, Having More Joy - Many people think that if we had the right relationship, enough money or good health that they’d be joyful or happy. Dr. Deepak Chopra tells us that it’s actually the other way around, and that there are three things that are actually shown to influence our state of joy or unhappiness. They may not be what you think – although what we think has a lot to do with it! - Healing Moment Nature Meditation - Wisdom of the World Project - Relax and enjoy this great footage shot and edited by cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg of Blacklight Films. The purpose of the Wisdom of the World Project is to use media to heal, empower, and connect us to the best part of ourselves. This new inspirational media has the capacity to help you find your true purpose, strengthen your ability to compassionately connect with others, and inspire you to find greater success in all areas of your life.

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      Healing Quest Episode #501

      aired: Tue, Mar 29, 2011

      The Campaign to Cure Cancer: Olivia’s Great Wall Walk - Cancer is a huge problem not only in the U.S. but also in many places around the world. So finding a cure has become a worldwide challenge, and Olivia led an amazing three-week event on the Great Wall of China to help fund the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Center in Melbourne, Australia. Friends, celebrities, sports stars and cancer survivors flew in from all around the world to help Olivia with the cause. - Are You Toxic? -Almost all of us have to deal with scores of toxins everyday. That’s why an increasing number of health professionals are recommending that we periodically cleanse our bodies from the inside out. Dr. Holly Lucille is a naturopathic physician and former president of the California Naturopathic Association. She tells us about how virtually everyone can benefit from giving the body’s natural detox systems a boost with a regular internal cleansing. - Nutrition Tip: Soy -About two thirds of the fat consumed by Americans – vegetable oils or animal fats – is soybean oil. And soy protein isolated from soy meal is about 98% of what is fed to our livestock. Soy is second only to corn in pesticide use in the United States. Beyond this, soy leads the way in genetically modified organisms. That’s why Dr. Alan Greene, a noted pediatrician, author and organic food expert says switching to organic soy is a significant step for reducing toxicity in our diets. - Healing Wisdom with Deepak Chopra: The Third Jesus - Dr. Deepak Chopra’s recent book The Third Jesus deals with the concept of enlightenment from a whole new perspective. The first Jesus, he says, is the historical Jesus, the Jesus of the Gospels and the Jesus mentioned by the Roman historian, Josephus. The second Jesus is the theological Jesus, the Jesus build up by different sectors of the Church. The third Jesus, according to Chopra, is a state of consciousness. - Healing Moment Nature Meditation: Olivia Newton-John / David Fortney - The music for this week’s Healing Moment comes from Olivia Newton-John's Grace and Gratitude CD. This inspiring work is based on her belief that music has the power to heal by calming our minds, lifting our spirits and connecting to our hearts. Olivia’s music is accompanied by nature images from award-winning cinematographer David Fortney, whose work has been recognized internationally for its beauty and realism.

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