CULTURE MATTERS: The sound of Prevention

By on February 11, 2014

JACKSON, WYO – Pioneering oncologist talks nutrition, alternative healing

Cancer will touch one in three women and affect two out of every three men.

Everyone is at risk for developing it, or at least will know someone who has had it, said Dr. Devra Davis, local epidemiologist and founder of Environmental Health Trust.

It’s a scary statistic and one that should inspire people to attend a talk about nutrition by New York-based oncologist Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, who also created a hit album using sound to heal and treat patients.

How one can live a healthier life and prevent cancer is of interest to all people given the growing rates of cancer and its widespread impacts, Davis noted.

Gaynor is best known for his research on the impacts of sound on the brain, how it can impact healing and how it can be used in his oncology practice alongside conventional treatments, Davis said.

The author of The Healing Power of Sound, Gaynor teamed up with singer, songwriter and composer Jon Regen to create the album Change Your Mind.

While sound has been used for thousands of years in different cultures to promote healing, Gaynor is the leading contemporary doctor studying sound as it relates to health and stress reduction.
“He’s a pioneer in this,” Davis said.

Gaynor will speak Tuesday at the Old Wilson Schoolhouse. His talk will broadly cover nutrition, the environment and cancer.

Gaynor not only studies how sound can impact the brain, he’s a key science advisor and recognized as a “cancer doctor’s doctor,” meaning if an oncologist gets cancer they go to him, Davis explained.

His work includes more than just evaluating what we eat, or what toxic chemicals or radiation to which a person is exposed. He also looks at the sound around us and evaluates everything from hearing to touch to smelling, Davis said. His work has produced a state-of-the-art method to treat cancer with sound and nutrition, as well as modern medicine, in a detailed, sophisticated and personalized way that promotes better outcomes.

After Gaynor speaks, doctors Mark Menolascino, Kathryn Collins and Davis will discuss the talk. Collins is the author of How Healthy is Your Doctor? Their discussion will be a question and answer session.

Sponsoring the free talk is the nonprofit Environmental Health Trust, which Davis founded in 2007 in Teton County. It provides basic research and education about environmental health hazards and promotes constructive policies locally, nationally and internationally.

Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, Old Wilson Schoolhouse. Free.

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