Genae Girard sued Myriad Genetics, and her victory may have changed the course of humanity. Genae was the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the U.S. Patent Office and Myriad Genetics. Myriad had been allowed to patent human genes connected with breast and ovarian cancer, and also allowed to monopolize the testing procedure.
When Genae was diagnosed with having a cancer causing gene in her 30s, she wanted to get a second opinion. That was when she discovered that only one company (Myriad) could do the test, and they weren't going to redo it. The US government had been allowing companies to patent genes, and Genae's victory have voided many of the patents that were pending.
The UNANIMOUS Supreme Court decision declared it unconstitutional to patent anything that exists in nature. The justices also reprimanded Myriad by creating an environment that hurt every woman with the same diagnosis, and for making decisions that hurt potential healthcare for those impacted.
Dr Allan Hamilton began his working career as a janitor, but he sure didn't stay one. From scrubbing floor and emptying trash cans, Dr Hamilton moved on to graduating from Harvard Medical School and finishing his neurosurgical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He now has Professorships at the University of Arizona in Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology, Psychology, and Electrical and Computer Engineering.
He's written over 20 medical textbook chapters, 50 peer-review research articles, and worked on the editorial board of several medical journals. He is also a decorated Army officer, serving in Operation Desert Storm.
Fernando speaks with Dr Hamilton about technological uses for our medical care, the power of the mind, and his book Zen Mind, Zen Horse - The Science and Spiritualilty of Training Horses.
[4:08] Why Dr. Hamilton hates the phrase "dummy medicines"
[7:52] Stopping your intellect from hampering your hope, and creating "intention"
[11:42] How the evolution of bicycles, and the creation of the market for mountain bikes, is a perfect example of putting the intention out there
[15:35] What things Dr Hamilton is working on currently to extend life
[18:51] Whether Dr Hamilton is concerned that the move toward quantified self will lead to more self diagnosis
[22:07] The possible amazing implications technology can bring to healthcare
[25:54] Dr Hamilton's ties to Gray's Anatomy
Certified Nutritionist Mira Calton is the author of, “RICH FOOD POOR FOOD: The Ultimate Grocery Purchasing System.” Mira has five tips and 20 fruits and vegetables that should always be purchased organic. While food labels may say “natural”, the contents actually may not be as “natural” as you may think.
Mira Calton is a Licensed Certified Nutritionist, and is Board Certified in Integrative Health. Mira became interested in nutrition because of personal experience. Before entering the nutritional spotlight, she owned and ran her own PR firm in Manhattan with a specialization in high-end fashion, film, and restaurant promotion. Her was put on hold when she was diagnosed with severe osteoporosis at 30. Unable to continue running her firm, Mira searched outside of the traditional medical community to find a cure to her diagnosis. Her search led to Orlando, Florida, where she met nutritional guru, Jayson Calton. Working together, the two created a drug-free, micronutrient based program, which completely reversed Mira’s advanced osteoporosis, and inspired them both to make micronutrient deficiency the focus of their lives.
Fernando Aires talks with The First Lady of Nutrition, Ann Louise Gittleman about diabesity, how "fat is where it's at", helping your body beat toxins, and more.
Ann Louise Gittleman was the very first to realize and tell everyone that obesity and diabetes was actually created by a lack of the right type of fat and too much of the wrong kind of carbohydrate. In 1997, Ann was the first nutritionist writing about the dangers of gluten, and stood alone in proclaiming that one diet doesn't work for every body.
[2:34] The areas of study Ann has been involved in during her career, and how her mentor impacted her
[6:49] How Dr. Robert Atkins pushed the establishment and was critical to changes in nutrition
[10:30] What you need to do to clean out your live and the right type of bile
[13:36] If sugars and grains are real foods
[18:06] What is the supplement Asea?
[22:10] Whether Ann has any concerns about using glutathione supplements
[26:52] What supplements Ann believes we should be taking