11/24/2013 Happy Thanksgiving! / Happy Hanukkah!

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Tonight’s Guests:

Stephen Shrewsbury, M.D. ,  8:06 p.m.  to  9:00 p.m. 

Website: http://defyyourdnabook.com/ Blog: http://defyyourdnabook.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SBShrewsbury

Dr. Stephen Shrewsbury was an English Family doctor before moving to pharmaceutical medicine and becoming a serial Chief Medical Officer to West Coast biotech companies. He has written a book, “Defy Your DNA” about what he calls gene patches – and he’s here tonight to talk about them.

  • What are these so called “gene patches”?
  • How do these “gene patches” work?
  • What are the ethics of changing our genes?
  • Why do you think they are “the greatest medical breakthrough since the discovery of penicillin?”
  • How did you get to be involved with these “gene patches”?
  • Are you still involved in these “gene patches”?
  • When will they start becoming available to Americans?
  • How much will they cost?
  • If they are so safe, why is it taking so long for them to get FDA approval?
  • How did you go from being a family doctor in England to developing these amazing “molecular Band-Aids”?
  • You seem to be passionate about Duchenne muscular dystrophy in particular, yet you mention this is a very rare disease.  Why should this rare disease attract so much attention from the companies developing “gene patches”?
  • You mention in your book that not only might the gene patches treat some nasty, rare diseases, but rare (and perhaps not so rare) viral diseases like Ebola hemorrhagic fever. But these viruses appear confirmed to the African jungle so why should Americans be worried about them?
  • You mention in your book about one of your sons having a rare kidney disease, how did that influence you moving into “gene patch” development?
  • You describe in the chapter, the “Big Ones” that these gene patches may be useful in the fight against cancer and heart disease, but will they ever compete with the existing drugs in these diseases?
  • In your book, the final chapter “To Infinity and Beyond” sounds very far-fetched with speculation about coming advances in medicine. How realistic are your dreams?
  • So where can my listeners get a copy of your book, “Defy Your DNA”?


Dr. James Marcum, M.D.,   8:06 p.m.  to  9:00 p.m.

Website:  heartwiseministries.org

Dr. Marcum is a behavioral cardiologist practicing with the Chattanooga Heart Institute. He is speaker/director of Heartwise Ministries which promotes truth in medicine. His television program is seen weekly throughout the US and his radio program is carried by 300 affiliates. His latest book is Medicines that Kill published by Tyndale.

Questions for guests:

  • What is the number one killer in America?
  • How are medicines killing us?
  • Why are we not hearing more about this?
  • Which class of medications take the most lives?
  • Which dangerous medications do you use?
  • Are over the counter medications risky?
  • What can our listeners do today to lower their risks?
  • Are there other ways besides medications to change the chemistry of the body?
  • Are medications needed in modern medicine?
  • 10. How is the book being received?


Gary Epler, M.D.  9:06 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Homepage: www.eplerhealth.com

Bio: Dr. Gary Epler is an internationally-known pulmonary and critical care professor at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Recognized yearly since 1994 in “The Best Doctors in America,” Dr. Epler believes personalized health empowers people. He has written four health books in the critically-acclaimed “You’re the Boss” series about people taking charge of their health including Manage Your Disease, BOOP, Asthma, and Food: You’re the Boss. Dr. Epler’s new book, Fuel for Life: Level-10 Energy is about how to develop the Level-10 Energy feeling. It’s like being on top of the world with no worries. It’s doing anything you want without stress. It’s the feeling of unlimited creativity and enjoying every minute of the day. It’s the best feeling in the world. It’s a way of life.

Dr. Epler discovered the treatable lung disorder bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP). He found a new parasite in South America, chronicled the nutritional needs of North Afri­can children, and managed the tuberculosis refugee program in Southeast Asia. In addition to conducting clinical and research work, Dr. Epler strives to educate. He became editor-in-chief of an internet-based educational program in critical care and pulmonary medicine offered by the American College of Chest Physicians. Business Week acclaimed him for his development of e-health educational programs that enable patients to manage their health and diseases. Dr. Epler was recognized as one of Boston Magazine’s “Top Doctors in Town.”

Dr. Epler ran seven marathons including Boston, New York, and proposed to his wife, Joan at the start of the Paris Marathon; and for their first anniversary, they ran the original Greek marathon together. He delivered the 20th baby from a mother who named the baby after him. He’s been one of the Boston Celtics team doctors. He has taught medicine throughout the world and was fortunate enough to save a dying infant in South America from an overwhelming parasitic infection by using the sap from a fig tree. He saved a baby who choked on a donut during a little league baseball game that he was coaching. He is a radio and television personality. He is active in the community. He coached soccer, basketball, hockey, baseball, and club baseball at Boston College. He lives in the Boston area with his wife, Joan.

Talking Points:

  • Three foods that will keep your batteries charged all day.
  • How chronic stress causes cortisol release, fat bellies and hips, and heart disease
  • How eating to a high-energy level can save your life.
  • How to use your mind to create energy.
  • Quick boosts of energy.
  • How to be one year younger for your next birthday – hint, it’s the biological age that counts!
  • Can you break the food rules? Hint – yes, learn how.

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