"Green Tea with Marilee" is for anyone interested in natural health and healing, so why am I writing about nurses so much?
Let me explain. . . in bullets ~
--The month of May started with National Nurses Week and many of my readers are nurses
--Barbie Dossey (holistic nurse) who kicked off this show and her husband Larry Dossey are leaders in the field of holistic health and alternative medicine and are known throughout the country - Holistically oriented health care professionals CAN influence and help direct people interested in natural healing
--We all need self care - but caregivers like nurses, healers, and others in service - usually need it more than anyone! Last weeks theme on Self Care (Tea Talk with Chris Jackson) was imperative for all of us!
The discovery of "Aromatherapy" came through a chemist who burned his arm in his laboratory and then mistakenly put his burned arm in a vat of lavender, thinking it was water. His healing was phenomenal and got his attention. As a result Gattefoose discovered the healing powers of aromatherapy.
Aloe is known to heal burns as well. The combination of aloe and lavender is a powerful healing remedy.
Clean the Air in Your Car - Quick, Easy, Chemical-Free, Smell Good Tip!
(Put your cursor on the screen to watch this 1 minute 45 seconds video)
The air system in our cars can build up mold
and yucky stuff that when we turn it on
(particularly for the first time of the season,
whether air conditioning in the warm weather or
heat in the cold weather) we can get a blast of
that stuff blowing in our face and directly into
our respiratory tract.
Using essential oils (not the perfume-y stuff!
but the good therapeutic kind) can kill the mold
and overgrowth of any harmful organisms that
we don't feel like breathing.
There are many natural therapies to help support healing. . .these can often be in conjunction with conventional treatment. One way to support the healing of prostate cancer is with the use of therapeutic grade essential oils.
Listen to this short audio on an essential oil protocol for prostate cancer.
Thyroid Problems? Great Source for Natural Help! Listen to today's show. . .
Interestingly, Karilee (who's name I love because its like mine
but with a K!) and I are very good friends and go back about
15 years. We are "Holistic Nursing" sisters.
This interview is with Karilee Shames, PhD, RN - who co-authored
this book "Thyroid Power" with her husband Richard ( a medical doctor).
The hour spent in listening to this show is well worth your time.
What I love about what I do is that I see holistically oriented
health care professionals who know sooooo much in the medical
model, through their own trials and tribulations
with a personal health challenge. . .find a way to approach the
problem naturally. They work very hard to heal themselves and
then they turn around and offer that information to the world.
In this interview, Holistic Nurse (with a doctorate) Karilee Shames,
talks candidly about her own challenges with a thyroid issue, and how
she, and her physician husband Richard, have researched this
topic and found very little information. . ..let alone natural approaches.
I think you will enjoy this show, even if you are not challenged with
a thyroid problem. . .you may know someone who is. Or, possibly,
you are a health care professional who oversees the care of
people challenged with this issue.
Karilee ties in the association of the thyroid with the functioning
of our other glands. . .including hormones.
If you have questions about your hormonal functioning you may
want to listen to this as well. You will get lots of resources and ideas!
WEIGHT LOSS is NO FUN!
Especially when we are doing all the right things and nothing budges.
Well, how do you know you are doing all the right things? You might think you are but you are missing a few important items.
Here in today's show I answer Bert's question. . . .
"I am 53 y.o. and post menapausal x 2 yrs. I have gained about 10lb. I am 5'2' and 120lbs. I am not saying I am 'fat' but I cannot stand my belly fat. I have tried nutrisystem and other diet pills claiming to lose belly fat. What is your suggestion. I also go to Curves 3x ?eek. I eat fairly well - vegetarian, no fried, little fat, skim milk or soy milk and 3 meals with 2 snacks daily. I drink socially 1x wk. HELP!"
Marilee Tolen RN, HNC, CHTP/I
Linda L. Smith RN, MS, HNC, CHTP/I
Healing Oils, Healing Hands: Discovering the Power of Prayer,
Hands-On Healing, and Anointing
You will learn:
* Why anointing with therapeutic grade essential oils engages a
special healing and beautifying process, unlike any other
* How essential oils were used for healing and beauty through
antiquity by Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, and Persians, and how you
can use them in the same way to beautify and heal the temple of
* What four oils were considered the most holy, what they did for
people of antiquity, and what they can do for your life today
* What essential oil was used during biblical times that is used in
hospitals today - and why we want it to prevent infection and keep
* How essential oils were used by medieval healers like Hildegard
of Bingen and how you can use the same to re-awaken the healer in
* Hildegard's recipe of Lavender wine for liver ailments
*How anointing with essential oils enhances techniques like
acupuncture, massage, Reiki and Healing Touch, and many other forms
of energetic healing
*How essential oils were used in Biblical Times with the ancient
spiritual formulas - and why you still may want to use man's first
*How all diseases have a vibrational frequency that can be altered
with the anointing of essential oils and hands-on healing
*How to choose an essential oil that is right for you
*What oils were used for these conditions and how you can easily
get them today: --Wounds that won't heal --Respiratory problems
*What the father of medicine, Hippocrates, said was the best way to
health, how he endorsed essential oils, and what he said to do to
prevent contagious diseases
*How and why the Roman soldiers used oils before they went into
*How you can become Certified in Aromatherapy through the Institute
of Spiritual Healing and Aromatherapy - the best easy to access,
certification process available today
The Doctor Who Dropped from the Sky - Joan Barice MD with Marilee Tolen RN
Joan Barice M.D., MPH
The Doctor Who Dropped From the Sky
Dr. Barice is a physician board certified in internal, preventive,
and addiction medicine. After studying and using various forms of
alternative medicine including the therapeutic use of essential
oils, Dr. Barice's goal is to inform and empower people to take
care of their health as naturally as possible.
Dr. Barice was awarded an honorary doctorate degree at Northwood
University's Florida campus for her contribution to the field of
She currently teaches medical students at the University of Miami
and Nova Southeastern medical schools.
"The Doctor Who Dropped From The
with her message about Essential
What does a Stanford/Harvard trained physician who has fallen from
the sky more than 200 times have to tell us about essential
Thyroid Problems? Great Source for Natural Help! Listen to today's show. . .
Karilee Shames PhD, RN
I interviewed Karilee and asked her very
important questions about this thorough approach to thyroid
Here are some of the things that she addressed
in the interview:
--Why thyroid problems are of epidemic
proportions and what you can do to avoid these causative
--Signs and symptoms of thyroid problems so you
can identify them before you get tested
--The connection between the intestinal system
and the thyroid
--How your weight is extremely affected by your
--How doctors diagnose thyroid problems and if
the conventional treatment is really effective
--How to get properly evaluated according to
these authors (MD and RN, PhD)
--What type of testing you can do from home that
is easy and accurate
--Learn what a "Thyroid Coach" is
Dr. Shames is a Certified Clinical Specialist in Psychiatric
Nursing and in Holistic Nursing. In 1977 she co-founded Nurses in
Transition, a national nursing support network. She created a
unique nursing program co-sponsored by a university and an
integrative medical clinic; has been certified in several healing
modalities; has served as Administrator of psychiatric facilities;
and as mentor to other nurses in creative higher educational
programs for nurses. Karilee served on the National Leadership
Council for the American Holistic Nurses Association from
1995-1998. She was Assistant Professor of Nursing at Florida
Atlantic University from 1999-2002. Previously she was California
Coordinator, Director-at-Large, and Public Relations Chair for the
American Holistic Nurses Association
Her books include: "The Nightingale Conspiracy" (Enlightenment
Press 1993), "Creative Imagery in Nursing" (Delmar Publishers
1995), "Energetic Approaches to Emotional Healing" (Delmar, 1996),
"The Gift of Health" (Bantam 1982, with Richard Shames), and
"Thyroid Power" (2001, with R. Shames), and numerous chapters for
She is presently in private practice in collaboration with
Richard Shames at the Preventive Medicine Center of Marin in San
Rafael , CA .
Did you ever think or hear others say .
. "my thyroid might be the cause - but how do we know for
Karilee, along with her physician husband Richard, is a thyroid
practitioner and thyroid patient!
Together, the Shameses have organized some basics of
hypothyroidism's causes, test, diagnosis and treatment into a
ten-step program of information that can help patients get properly
diagnosed and treated.
Holistic Nursing with Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN
Barbara Dossey PhD, RN, AHN-BC,
Holistic Nursing and Nightingale
Here is what people had to say that joined the
live event. . . .
"Thank you Marilee for this beautiful opportunity
to listen to the words and wisdom of an icon in Holistic Nursing. I
especially loved the discussion of Barbie's research on Florence
Nightingale. Profound! Every time I listen to another passionate
holistic nurse or other healer, I am inspired and more determined
than ever to "be the change you want to see in the world"
(Gandhi).....I am so happy to have met you and I will let you know
that you inspire me so much as well! Until we meet again (hopefully
soon), Namaste, Carmen "
"Marilee, Thanks so much. That was wonderful and
so validating for nurses and our work. Diane"
"Oh my gosh Marilee, how beautiful! This call was
so magnificent, healing and peaceful. I feel so empowered by it and
by Barbie. Thank you for opening it up to all of us. I certainly
needed the healing and I brought it into my breath because of it. I
am so grateful to you. Donna Marie"
"Thanks Marilee - finally got to listen to the
interview and really enjoyed it. So inspiring! Bobbi "
"Dear Marilee, Thank you so much for your efforts
and giving me the chance to listen to that very inspiring
"Marilee, I am so pleased that i was able to do
this... Not a computer guru and you made it soooo easy to do!! It
was so good. At 72 yrs I am still learning, and now to learn about
an ipod or MP3 player!!! : ) Thanks so much!! How can you know how
much you reach your audience if folks do not tell you!! Be
"Thank you very much for the possibility to save
it and share with others. I linked to the website a few mins before
the session began and stayed tuned till the end of it. God bless
you all, cecilia :)"
"Dear Marilee Thank you so much for the
opportunity to listen to the interview again it was inspiring and
look forward to up and coming treats. Thank you again.
Barbie and Marilee at American Holistic Nurses Conference
Life Saving Secrets Most Doctors Don't Know About Breast Cancer with Susan Silberstein PhD
Life Saving Secrets Most Doctors Don't Know
About Breast Cancer
Susan Silberstein, PhD, is the author of Hungry for Health and
creator of the Beat Cancer series. She has personally coached over
25,000 cancer patients and trained more than 50,000
prevention-seekers. She has been featured as an expert on hundreds
of radio and television talk shows on the topics of nutrition,
cancer prevention, and complementary and alternative treatment.
Anti-Depressants from the Inside Out with Gwen Olsen, former Drug Marketer
Antidepressants from the Inside Out
On this "Green Tea with Marilee" Show , Marilee interviews Gwen Olsen, former pharmaceutical drug marketer and author of the whistle blowing book Confessions of a Rx Drug Pusher: God's Call to Loving Arms.
Gwen Olsen spent 15 years as a drug marketer for some of the largest pharmaceutical companies before she started suffering adverse reactions from some of the drugs she was taking which led her to quit her job. Four years after she quit her job, her niece killed herself, a victim of the very drugs Gwen once encouraged doctors to prescribe.
Also joining the call are three professional women, two of whom are Registered Nurses, sharing stories of their struggles to come off of antidepressant medications, and how they did it with alternative natural therapies.
What people have to say about Gwen and her book:
"If only all the drug pushers became honest, we would save over 100,000 lives each year. Until then, this book is for those who have eyes to see!"
Dr. Norman Shealy, world renowned neurosurgeon, founder of the American Holistic Medical Association, inventor of the TENS gentle electrical stim unit for pain, author of "The Creation of Health" with Caroline Myss
"It is easy to write off prescription drug deaths, medical errors, and U.S. health care crisis statistics as just numbers. However, they are not. In a well researched, impeccably documented, finely written manner, Gwen Olsen has given us account of the gripping details of real people hurt by the failures of modern health care. A former pharmaceutical representative herself, the information is as credible as it is compelling. It is vital for those currently taking medication for their pain to read and understand this book."
Dr. Ben Lerner, chiropractor and New York Times best selling author of "Body by God"
"I love Gwen Olsen's book, and I am delighted to have her as an ally in exposing the truth about big pharma and biopsychiatry. Confessions of an RX Drug Pusher is a powerful book. Olsen knows her drug facts, she knows the ins and outs of pharma selling, and she knows the tragedy and pain of personal trauma from the effects of psychiatric drugs. Confessions blends all three and I most highly recommend the book!"
John Breeding, PhD, psychologist and author of "The Wildest Colts Make the Best Horses"
Realizing Love through Essential Oils and Cleansing with Dr. LeAnne Deardeuff
Dr. LeAnne DearDeuff
Realizing Love through Essential Oils and Cleansing
Marilee and Dr. LeAnne had a great discussion and interview as Dr. LeAnne shared the connection between cleansing the physical body and the receiving of love. Get ready to hear tips on how to use the famous essential oil kit called the "Feelings Kit" and much more!
Dr. Deardeuff is co-author (along with her husband - Dr. David) of "Inner Transformations Using Essential Oils"
with Freya Koss - Founder and President of the PA
Coalition for Mercury-Free Dentistry and Attorney Charlie Brown and
Dr. Blanche Grube
Above you can see the results Freya had
in response to mercury in her amalgams. Join our show so you can
listen to her full story. She is now an activist working to warn
people of the dangers of mercury amalgams.
Charles G. Brown, formerly Attorney
General of West Virginia, is national counsel, Consumers for Dental
Choice. He spearheads the national campaign to expose deceptive
practices of the American Dental Association.
Dr. Blanche Grube practices
biological, mercury free,
mercury safe and
healthy dentistry. Dr. Grube is also a Doctor of
Integrative Medicine and she and her dental
team provide its own special
perspective on health, healing, and harmony. She and her staff take
great pride in providing long-lasting mercury-free, biocompatible,
aesthetic, and non-toxic biological dentistry.
Join Marilee as she interviews Freya
Koss, Charlie Brown, Atty. and Dr. Blanche D. Grube.
I'd like to thank you for your coverage of the mercury
"controversy". The questions you posed to Dr. Grube, Frea, and Mr.
Brown were insightful and to the point. As Frea said at the end of
the interview, it's hard to get an in depth and on point discussion
of the matter in the media due to the misleading and often
unconscionable information coming from organized dentistry and the
various governmental agencies that exist to take care of us. I've
been a mercury-safe dentist for the last fifteen years and have
seen very little movement or even interest in this issue. I hope
change is coming.
Yours in health,
Owen Allison DMD, AIAOMT
Wanted to thank you for the longest time for the Carolyn Myss
interview, and now for the "heavy metals" in our mouths, each show
you have is so enlightening and educational. THANK YOU!! Have a
restful long weekend!
I was really impressed and grateful for the beautiful job you did
interviewing these three pillars of the movement to get the truth
out about mercury amalgam! Having all three was such a good idea.
Each has an important perspective and all three have studied and
practiced what they advocate for a good number of years.
As a mother that had amalgams drilled and replaced with new amalgam
28 years ago and whose daughter is now on disability at 27 years
old, I am very devoted to getting the word out so this doesn't have
to happen again. I will share this with others and point them
toward your site for future interviews. It looks like you talk with
a lot of interesting people in the natural health field.
Thank you for providing such a needed service with grace and
DEAR MS. MARILEE:
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE SHOW ON SILVER IN THE MOUTH, USE OF
MERCURY AMALGUM FOR FILLINGS. GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SHOWS.
REV. DR. RONALD L. "CHIEF GREY EAGLE" SIMS
This is excellent!
My family's dentist put amalgam fillings in my teeth when I was 17
years old - with perfect teeth - because he said my teeth were
starting to get soft (?) and he was going to protect them. I
trusted authorities at that time (but no longer).
Thirty years later, I had those fillings removed because of my
growing awareness of their toxicity (but unfortunately, they were
still in my teeth during the years I was pregnant and breastfeeding
my three children). I have Hall Huggins' book.
In my body, I am working to overcome a low functioning thyroid
(hypothyroid), digestive issues, and brain function issues (all
greatly improved through using Young Living essential oils and
Marilee, I so much appreciate your making this information
available! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! It is time! It is more
than time! You are doing a great public service by helping increase
Question: Has anyone typed this program out? I would like to
download it in printed form if it is available.
Health Effects of Toxic Metals and How To Remove Them from Your Body
with Robert Nash, MD
Do you know
what lead, cadmium, mercury, and other metals do in your
Metal pollution in your body cause disorders and dysfunction in
Immune system (causing autoimmune illnesses and much
Neurological system (ADD,
Alzheimers to name a few)
Cardiovascular system (hypertension, heart attacks)
. . . . and can lead to many cancers like brain, lung,
kidney, bladder.........and more!
Did you know
other insurance companies pay for detoxification of metals
once Metal Toxicity is proven?
Dr. Nash is a Neurologist, Pain
Specialist, and an expert in Heavy Metal toxicity with a Chelation
practice in Virginia Beach. He is one of the country's foremost
authorities on this topic.
Join us and learn more about this very
important issue that affects everyone! Children and
Dr. Robert "Bob" Nash
Doctor Bob is the author of the recently published book,
COMMON SENSE MEDICINE: A Medical Doctor's
Prescription for Health Care.
A BS in engineering (1959)
MS in electronics engineering (1964)
MD (1973) Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Diplomate, American Board of Pain Medicine
Diplomate, American Board of Chelation Therapy
Fellow, American Academy of Neurology
Fellow, American Academy of Pain Medicine
Fellow American College for Advancement in Medicine
Physician Qualified to Perform Acupuncture
After learning what worked and what didn't
work with patients and their problems, Doctor Bob set out on a
journey to find what might help his patients when traditional
He's become very knowledgeable about headache and back pain,
sleeping difficulties and other aspects of injuries. This interest
in pain led him to study acupuncture. He's been using it to help
He was led to learn more about the proper use of supplements and
that led him to study chelation (key-lay-shun) therapy.
He's been using chelation therapy, an intravenous treatment given
in the office, with great success since 1995. Many patients with
vascular symptoms associated with the diseases of aging have had
He uses chelation therapy to introduce patients to healthier life
styles, proper diet, exercise, supplements and other information
the patient can apply to improve their quality of life
Debbie Ford, #1 New York Times best-selling author and featured
life coach on the ABC TV show, The Ex-Wives Club, is an
internationally recognized expert in the field of personal
transformation. Creator of the Shadow Process Workshop and founder
of The Ford Institute for Integrative Coaching at JFK University,
Debbie is a pioneering force in incorporating the study and
integration of the shadow into modern psychological and spiritual
practices. Debbie's national media appearances have included Oprah,
Larry King LIVE!, Good Morning America, The Big Idea with Donny
Deutsch, and Fox News. Debbie also hosts a weekly radio program on
HayHouseRadio.com. Debbie's groundbreaking books, including The
Dark Side of the Light Chasers, Spiritual Divorce, and
The Best Year of Your Life, have sold over 1 million copies,
are translated into 32 languages, and are used in institutions of
learning worldwide. For more information, visit www.debbieford.com.
Dr. Donald Robbins is a true advocate for
BIOSAFEDENISTRY and has been committed to maintaining strict
practice guidelines for more than 25 years. At his family
dentistry practice in Exton, PA, he has not allowed toxic mercury
and other metals to be used for oral restoration. The only
metals permitted are gold and platinum when required under
porcelain crowns, and pure titanium for implants. Furthermore,
all fluoride has been discontinued and replace by alternative
tooth-decay preventative toothpastes and sealants.
Politically active, he serves on committees trying to abolish
toxic materials and chemicals found in typical dental offices. He
has fought to eliminate mercury from dental use, from medical
vaccinations and from the environment. Because of his awareness of
toxic and harmful elements in a dental office, his family practice
has attracted many patients who are environmentally and chemically
sensitive, and who require more intense evaluation before dental
treatment can begin.
He is currently conducting research and testing of oral mercury
vapor levels in patients to author a scientific paper for
He currently writes articles for the Dental Page on the website
of the nationwide Autism Research Institute (www.autism.com). They are sponsors of
Defeat Autism Now (DAN) conferences around the country. He has
authored two books (see "Author" page), the latest being The Toxic
Dental Office available on the web and soon in bookstores.