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BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH

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BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH

Between life and death, the gray zone, we’ve all heard the stories. On The Halli Casser-Jayne Show we explore that mysterious place between life and death with two people who are experts on the subject, world renowned neuroscientist Dr. Adrian Owen the author of a riveting new book INTO THE GRAY ZONE: A NEUROSCIENTIST EXPLORES THE BORDER BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH and Dr. Eban Alexander renowned academic neurosurgeon and author of PROOF OF HEAVEN, A NEUROSURGEON’S JOURNEY INTO THE AFTERLIFE.

In one of the most profound books of the year thus far, INTO THE GRAY ZONE, Dr. Adrian Owen takes his readers on a vivid, emotional, and thought-provoking journey in which he explores the little understood boundary between life and death. No cold scientific treatise this. INTO THE GRAY ZONE is a dazzling glimpse at a new frontier in our scientific understanding of the brain and the newly-discovered zones in the twilight region between full consciousness and brain death. His true-life characters and their tales of conscious or barely-conscious lives living on the border of life and death – and the heartbroken families having to make decisions about their care is at once fascinating, titillating and provocative. When Dr. Owen pushes forward the boundaries of science, he shockingly discovers that a sizeable number of patients previously thought to be vegetative or non-responsive – often victims of traumatic brain injuries, strokes, or degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s – are actually vibrantly alive, trapped in the gray zone.

BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATHDr. Eban Alexander is a renowned academic neurosurgeon who has spent 54 years honing his scientific worldview. Having practiced fifteen years at the Brigham & Women’s and the Children’s Hospitals and Harvard Medical School in Boston, he thought he knew how the brain and mind worked. And then the doctor became the patient when Dr. Alexander’s own brain was attacked by a rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion—and in essence makes us human—shut down completely. For seven days he lay in a coma. And just as his doctors considered stopping treatment, Dr. Alexander’s eyes popped open. He had come back to life, but only after he had experienced a transcendental Near-Death Experience … an NDE. He told his story in the controversial New York Times bestseller PROOF OF HEAVEN, A NEUROSURGEON’S JOURNEY INTO THE AFTERLIFE, which remained a bestseller for over sixty seven weeks, Alexander asserting his belief that there is an afterlife, and that consciousness is independent of the brain.

Between life and death, consciousness, life after death, medicine, the brain, ethics, religion, philosophy, science — tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

 

UP NEXT: IS YOGA ALL THAT IT’S CRACKED UP TO BE?

Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

yogacloudsWednesday, September 17, 3 pm ET The Halli Casser-Jayne Show takes an in-depth look into the thousands of years old practice of yoga pursuing the question: Is Yoga All It’s Cracked Up To Be? with a panel of distinguished guests that include two time Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times senior writer, William J. Broad, renowned physical medicine and rehabilitation physician Dr. Loren Fishman, bestselling author and creator of the Yoga Cardiac program for Cedars Sinai Medical Center Cardiology Unit, Nirmala Heriza and author and yoga instructor Melissa Carroll.

William J. Broad has practiced yoga since 1970. A senior writer at the New York Times, he has won every major award in print and television as a science journalist. With Times colleagues, he has twice won the Pulitzer Prize, as well as an Emmy and a DuPont. He is the author or coauthor of seven books, including GERMS: BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS AND AMERICA’S SECRET WAR, a number one New York Times bestseller, and the important THE SCIENCE OF YOGA, THE RISKS AND AWARDS, that created a scandal in the yoga world.

Dr. Loren Fishman integrates yoga into his physical medicine and rehabilitation practice in New York City, where he teaches at Columbia Medical School. He has published over 85 papers and conducted clinical trials studying the benefits of yoga for osteoporosis, scoliosis, piriformis syndrome, and rotator cuff tears and is considered a creative pioneer in the field of yoga therapy. The author of six books about yoga and medical conditions, Dr. Fishman studied yoga with B.K.S. Iyengar for a year in India, and has practiced yoga daily since.

Nirmala Heriza’s bestselling book DR YOGA, A COMPLETE PROGRAM FOR DISCOVERING THE HEAD-TO-TOE HEALTH BENEFITS OF YOGA, with a foreword by Dr. Dean Ornish is based on the Yoga Cardiac program that she created for Cedars Sinai Medical Center Cardiology Unit. She was a student of yoga master Sri Swami Satchidananda’s Integral Yoga and developed the Integral Yoga program for Fitness Icon “Jane Fonda’s legendary Beverly Hills Workout Studio where she taught for 4 years. Her work on the clinically verified medical benefits of yoga has been featured in numerous magazines and Health related websites including Time, Fitness, Men’s Health, Yoga Journal, The Washington Post, Huffington Post. She is currently a referring therapist for physicians on their medical faculty as well as for Dr. Dean Ornish.

Melissa Carroll is a yoga instructor and writer based in Tampa, FL, where she guides more than 300 students every week. She also helps run the teacher training programs at The Yoga Loft and leads retreats all over the word. Her latest book, GOING OM, REAL-LIFE STORIES ON AND OFF THE YOGA MAT features a unique collection of never-before-seen personal narratives from celebrated authors.

Is yoga an art, a science or a scam? The answer on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, September 17, 3 pm ET online @ http://bit.ly/hcjblog

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