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

He has 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 (Frankfurt, Germany).

He has published 8 books and chapters in 4 additional ones and has published over 100 articles or 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 and cancer. Guests include Integrative Physicians, Homeopathic and Naturopathic Physicians and others. All shows are archived at

Dr. Helvie is a 38-year lung cancer survivor who was given 6 months to live by traditional medicine and subsequently used natural interventions. Continuing with a modified holistic lifestyle following recovery, he has avoided a recurrence of cancer and also arrived at age 81 without chronic diseases or prescribed medications. He will discuss this experience that is presented in his book You Can Beat Lung Cancer: Using Alternative/Integrative Interventions published in November, 2012.

Presently, Karl has an office in Hampton, Virginia and he may be contacted for more information through his websites and

He will speak on You Can Beat Lung Cancer.

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