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January Jones welcomes Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of “A Book of Miracles” on Monday, June 3rd at 9 pm ET!

January Jones welcomes Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of “A Book of Miracles”

on Monday, June 3rd at 9 pm ET!

About Bernie Siegel

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Bernie was born in Brooklyn, NY, and attended Colgate University and Cornell University Medical College. He graduated with honors and holds membership in two scholastic honor societies, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha. He trained to become a surgeon at Yale New Haven Hospital, West Haven Veteran’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. In 1989, Bernie retired from Yale as an Assistant Clinical Professor of General and Pediatric Surgery to speak to patients, their families and caregivers.

In his latest book, his 12th, published in September 2011, entitled A BOOK OF MIRACLES—Inspiring True Stories of Healing, Gratitude, and Love, Bernie is described in the Foreword written by Deepak Chopra who tells us “Bernie Siegel began his writing career twenty-five years ago, and from the outset he didn’t shy away from miracles. The title of his first book—LOVE, MEDICINE & MIRACLES (1986)—flaunted his disagreement with mainstream medicine. An MD who advised more love as a path to healing would have been in enough trouble. Opening the possibility of miracles was grounds for dismissal. In his new book, Bernie reaffirms his original beliefs, and with a lifetime’s wisdom and experience, he trusts in miracles more than ever.”

Bernie’s writings in the 12 books he has published so far reflect his passion to reach people struggling with all of life’s challenges—not just the physical ones—so that each person can live life fully with the understanding that, as Bernie reminds us, “We only have today.” Believing that we are all here to love one another, Bernie has crafted eternal truths and the timeless wisdom of the ages into his reflections on the true stories of his patients in much of his work. But he has also produced wonderful resources for everyone like 365 Prescriptions for the Soul (Daily Messages of Inspiration, Hope, and Love), and 101 Exercises for the Soul (A Divine Workout Plan for Body, Mind, and Spirit). Bernie’s books also include those like Love, Magic & Mudpies, a great resource for parents and delightful, loving stories like Buddy’s Candle to help children of all ages cope with the loss of a loved one, be it a pet or parent. Reflecting on his work so far, Bernie quotes Woody Allen who once said, “If I had one wish it would be to be somebody else.” Bernie’s wish was to be a few inches taller, and can say now that he is a few inches taller because his work has been such a growth experience.

In 1978, nearly a decade before retirement, Bernie launched ECaP—Exceptional Cancer Patients, in which he and his wife and co-worker, Bobbie, remain active today. ECaP is a therapeutic approach Bernie calls Carefrontation that helps patients interpret their drawings, dreams and images to express their feelings about the healing process. The physical, spiritual, and psychological benefits that emerge strengthen the immune system, a direct response to the power of the Mind-Body Connection about which Bernie has written and spoken extensively. He is currently working on other books with the goal of empowering patients and teaching survival behavior to enhance immune system competency. Bernie believes that in the next decade, the roles of consciousness, spirituality, non-local healing, body memory, and heart energy will all be explored more intensively as scientific subjects.

All along the way, Bernie’s wife, Barbara H. Siegel—or Bobbie—has been a mainstay at workshops on helping patients interpret their drawings and especially, with a talent for very funny one-liners, at workshops on the healing power of humor. Bobbie, a graduate of Oswego State Teachers College with a BS in Early Childhood Education, credits her academic work as the preparation she needed to educate and train Bernie. On his part, Bernie does say that her guidance has helped him become the person he is today. Bobbie and Bernie raised five children together and now, as then, live in a home full of children’s things (for their eight grandchildren), pets, and especially love.

Read Bernie’s regular blog posts on his website where you will also find his books, articles, and CDs:  http://www.berniesiegelmd.com.

Going Nuts Over Nuts! TODAY. 6pm ET. See you there.

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I go nuts every time I hear, “No Nuts!”  No nuts because they are fattening.  No nuts because of peanut allergies.  These are just a couple of misnomers about this rich source of protein, good fats and fiber. It’s time to clear up the confusion about nuts. There are nut allergies that are real and need to be respected.  However, not all nuts are the same.  Thus, an allergy to one may not exclude one from eating others. Two of the best people to help you sort out the facts are joining us in our Family Food Experts Kitchen.  One is our guest, Amie Valpone, Culinary Nutritionist, Personal Chef, Media Personality, Editor-in-Chief for TheHealthyApple.com, and spokesperson for the California Almond Board.  She knows whole lot about nuts.  This week’s Family Food Experts co-host, Dr. Heather Manley, Naturopathic Physician and author of the Human Body Detectives educational books for children, knows the nutritional benefits of nuts, and how to pay attention to nut allergies.  Together, they will clear the air on this subject.

And, you can expect to hear some great recipe ideas your family will love including easy ones you can fix in a jiff, plus ones you can eat on the run!

Come into our Family Food Experts Kitchen on Wed. April 24th, 6pm ET, www.W4WN.com. Listen in while you are busy preparing or already enjoying your dinner. See you then!

… for the health of your family,
ellen (host)
www.KidKritics.com
www.Family Food Experts.com

P.S. If you miss us live, listen on Thursday, 1pm ET, on www.W4WN.com or www.W4CY.com.

Discover PUFFINS! The Adorable and the Delicious! TODAY. 1pm ET

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Puffins are cool, magical and they go fast! They are back in numbers, multiplying in their habitats.  We are talking about both the Atlantic Puffin colorful bird colony and the cereals named after them.  Wait until you meet the men responsible for the increased presence of Puffins in the U.S., Dr. Stephen Kress, V.P. for Bird Conservation for the National Audubon Society, and, Federico Meade of Barbara’s Bakery.  What do they have in common?  Who is Barbara?  Want to know why Puffins are called “sea parrots?” Did you know that Puffins are fleet flyers?  Did you know they come in 8 flavors?  Speaking of flavors, wouldn’t you love to get your hands on all the Puffins Muffins recipes?  Thanks to our Co-Host, Tracee, RD, author and founder of Real Food Moms, you be given more yummy Puffin Recipe ideas!

And, wait until you learn about the Discover Puffin contest!  All you do is take the quiz for the chance to win one of 1000s of prizes, instantly! The grand prize is a trip for 4 to Maine where you will meet Dr. Kress and experience Puffins in person! Wouldn’t that be a great summer family vacation!

Come into our Family Food Experts Kitchen on Thurs. April 18th, 1pm ET, www.W4CY.com. See you then!

… for the health of your family,
ellen (host)
KidKritics.com
Family Food Experts.com