CARL HELVIE, R.N., Dr. P.H. graduated from St. Lawrence School of Nursing, Ogdensburg, New York and passed the national certification for registered nurse in 1954. He completed a bachelor’s degree in nursing from New York University in 1958, a master’s degree in public health nursing from the University of California, San Francisco in 1961, a master’s degree in public health in 1966 and a doctorate in public health in 1969 both from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.

He has over 60 years experience as a nurse practitioner, educator, author, and researcher including staff positions at the Monroe County Hospital, Rochester, New York, and the V.A. Hospital in San Francisco, California and staff and head nursing positions at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. He was a Staff Public Health Nurse at the Oakland and San Francisco, California Health Departments. He later held teaching positions at the University of California, San Francisco, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, and the University of Applied Sciences, Frankfort, Germany.

He has published 10 books and chapters in 4 additional ones, and has published over 100 articles and research papers presented internationally He has been host of the Holistic Health Show on BBS Radio Network, Paradise, California since July 2008. His show broadcasts every other Saturday at 12 noon PST on Station 1 and includes series on natural and integrative interventions for health concerns such as arthritis, diabetes, seasonal allergies, cancer and other chronic illnesses. Guest include Integrated Physicians, Homeopathic and Naturopathic Physicians, Researchers and others. All shows are archived under the blog at In the past 5 years he has been interviewed on over 150 radio and television shows about his books on cancer and one, You Can Beat Lung Cancer: Using alternative/Integrative Interventions, was a best seller.

Dr. Helvie is a 44 year lung cancer survivor who was given 6 months to live by traditional medicine and subsequently used all natural, holistic interventions. Continuing with a modified holistic lifestyle following recovery he has avoided a recurrence of cancer and until recently at age 86 avoided other chronic illnesses. In addition to being host of his radio show, Dr. Helvie is currently President and Treasurer of the Carl O Helvie Holistic Cancer Foundation, and is marketing his 10th book to make money for the foundation.

Presently he has an office in Hampton, Virginia and can be reached through his websites or

He will speak on Reducing Your Cancer Risk: A Holistic Approach.

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