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Episode Archive

Institute for Responsible Nutrition: an Interview with Wolfram Alderson, Founding Executive Director

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Mon, 02/08/2016 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Institute for Responsible Nutrition: Sugar: The Bitter Truth
Wolfram Alderson is the founding executive director and COO of the Institute for Responsible Nutrition whose vision is to strengthen the movement to enlighten the public about food and nutrition that reduces food-related illness and promotes a healthy society.The institute was co-founded by Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric neuroendocrinologist from the University of California in San Francisco. Dr Lustig elevated the conversation about sugar when he delivered a stinging indictment about the high intake of sugar on the health of children and society in a talk entitled Sugar: The Bitter Truth viewed on You Tube by over 6 million viewers.

Fortify Your Life: A Trusted Guide Through The Supplement Aisle with Dr. Tieraona Low Dog

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Mon, 02/01/2016 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Fortify Your Life with Dr. Tieraona Low Dog

These days, even if you’re eating organic, choosing local, and doubling up on fruits and vegetables, you’re probably still not getting the nutrients you need. We live high-stress lives, prescription drugs deplete our reserves, processed foods are convenient but not that nutritious. Meanwhile, new products promise better sex, shaper minds, and effortless weight loss.  How do you seperate the hype from the truly healthful? In Fortify Your Life, integrative health physician, Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. demystifies key vitamins, minerals, and supplements.  She shows how to design a personalized supplement plan based on genetics, age, gender, and lifestyle and gives simple guidelines on how to read labels and judge brands.

Food as Medicine Institute: An Interview with Dr. Julie Briley

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Mon, 01/11/2016 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Food as Medicine Institute: An Interview with Dr. Julie Briley
One in three children born after the year 2000 may develop Type 2 Diabetes or heart related disease including high blood presure or high cholesterol in their lifetime, many of them before adulthood. The National College of Natural Medicine's (NCNM), Food as Medicine Institute (FAMI) has taken on connecting people to healthy good food through their hands on community cooking programs. Dr. Julie Briley, co-founder joins Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac. to explore the options for changing and improving the way we eat and ultimately our health.

Infectious Madness: The Surprising Science of How We "Catch" Mental Illness

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Mon, 01/04/2016 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Infectious Madness: The Surprising Science of How We "Catch" Mental Illness

Is it possible to catch autism or OCD the same way we catch the flu? Can a child's contact with cat litter lead to schizophrenia? In her eye-opening new book, National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author Harriet Washington reveals that we can in fact "catch" mental illness. In INFECTIOUS MADNESS, Washington presents the new germ theory, which posits not only that many instances of Alzheimer's, OCD, and schizophrenia are caused by viruses, prions, and bacteria, but also that with antibiotics, vaccinations, and other strategies, these conditions can be prevented and/or treated.

Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in Search for a Living Past by Dr Peter Levine

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Mon, 12/14/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in Search for a Living Past by Dr Peter Levine
In Trauma and Memory, bestselling author Dr. Peter Levine (creator of the Somatic Experiencing approach) tackles one of the most difficult and controversial questions of PTSD/trauma therapy: Can we trust our memories? Building on his 45 years of successful treatment of trauma and utilizing case studies from his own practice, Dr. Levine while acknowledging that memory can be trusted, he argues that the only truly useful memories are those that might initially seem to be the least reliable: memories stored in the body and not necessarily accessible by our conscious mind.

A Woman's Libido: What Makes It or Breaks It?

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Mon, 11/09/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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It was only in 2008 that low libido in women was recognized as a physiological issue. Millions of women in America experience low libido at sometime in their lives, and many doctors still do not ask about it. Dr. Erin Lommen, naturopathic physician and co-author of Slim, Sane and Sexy: A Pocket Guide to Natural, Bioidentical Hormone Balance  joins host Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac. to discuss how hormonal imbalance affects a woman's life in myriad ways: from energy, stress resilience, mood, sleep to sexual desire and response. 

The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health by David Montgomery & Anne Biklé

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Mon, 11/02/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health

Prepare to set aside what you think you know about yourself and microbes. Good health--for people and for plants--depends on Earth's smallest creatures. The Hidden Half of Nature tells the story of our tangled relationship with microbes and their potential to revolutionize agriculture and medicine, from garden to gut. 

The People's Pharmacy: Home Remedies with Joe and Terry Graedon

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Healthwatch
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Mon, 10/19/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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The People's Pharmacy: Home Remedies

From coconut for diarrhea to Oolong tea for eczema, from Listerine for acne and dandruff to pickle juice for hiccups, the "People's Pharmacy" NPR personalities Joe and Terry Graedon report the best of the anecdotes they have heard over the years, in this easy-to-use, Q-and-A paperback guide to home remedies, healthy diet, and foods that heal. Packed with practical information, easily accessible, and grounded in medical science, this indispensable guide comes from two totally reliable sources: the People's Pharmacy and National Geographic.

Black Man in a White Coat by Damon Tweedy

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Healthwatch
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Mon, 10/05/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Black Man in a White Coat by Dr. Damon Tweedy

Black Man in a White Coat examines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine. As Tweedy transforms from student to practicing physician, he discovers how often race influences his encounters with patients. Through their stories, he illustrates the complex social, cultural, and economic factors at the root of most health problems in the black community. These issues take on greater meaning when Tweedy is himself diagnosed with a chronic disease far more common among black people.

Gaining Ground with Elaine Velazquez and Barbara Bernstein

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Healthwatch
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Mon, 09/21/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Gaining Ground with Elaine Velazquez and Barbara Bernstein

GAINING GROUND, a feature-length documentary film by Elaine Velazquez and Barbara Bernstein (premeiring Sept 30th & October 1st at Cinema 21), tells the stories of farmers making extraordinary changes in their farming practices so they can feed their local communities sustainably grown produce and grains. From farms in Oregon’s fertile Willamette Valley to underserved communities of color in Richmond, California, GAINING GROUND reveals the tenacity and courage of these diverse urban and rural farmers, committed to serving and empowering their communities. Gaining Ground instills in its viewers the potential to create change on a personal, local and global scale.

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Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep

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Mon, 08/20/2012

 Host Dr. David Naimon talks with David K. Randall, senior reporter at Reuters, about his new book Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep.  

"This fabulous book is likely to address any and all questions you might have about sleep.... There’s plenty of practical information, like how to overcome insomnia without drugs, how to combat snoring, how to encourage young children to get to sleep and, perhaps most useful, how to bet successfully on professional football games: our circadian rhythms favor West Coast teams over East Coast teams on Monday nights. This is one book that will not put you to sleep.” (Publishers Weekly )

Amazon Best Books of the Month, August 2012: Forget about outer space and deep-ocean trenches. There are scientific mysteries far closer to home. In our bedrooms each night, something odd happens--we try to fall asleep. No one knows exactly why. What happens if we don't sleep? Do men sleep differently than women? Why is it so hard to put children to sleep? And if Freud was wrong about dreams, then why do we dream? In Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep, David K. Randall answers these questions and more. He takes us through the history of human thinking about sleep, all the way up to the latest rest techniques used by Olympic athletes. You'll sleep better having read this book. --Benjamin Moebius


 
 

Seeking Sickness: Medical Screening and the Misguided Hunt for Disease

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Mon, 08/13/2012

 Hosted by Dr. David Naimon

 

Preventative medicine and early-detection are the buzz phrases these days, but drug policy expert and author Alan Cassels reveals scandalous truths in his new book SEEKING SICKNESS: Medical Screening and the Misguided Hunt for Disease, about the behind the scenes world of medical screening, where well-meaning practitioners and a profit-motivated industry offer to save our lives by exploiting our fears. Learn which screenings are the most beneficial, which could actually harm you, and the conflicts of interest of the people promoting these tests.

 
 

 

Sandor Katz and The Art of Fermentation

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Mon, 08/06/2012

 Dr. Naimon talks with Sandor Katz about his do-it-yourself guide to home fermentation. Katz contextualizes fermentation in terms of biological and cultural evolution, health and nutrition, and even economics.

"The Art of Fermentation is much more than a cookbook...Sure, it tells you how to do it, but much more important, it tells you what it means, and why an act as quotidian and practical as making your own sauerkraut represents nothing less than a way of engaging with the world. Or rather, with several different worlds, each nested inside the other: the invisible world of fungi and bacteria; the community in which you live; and the industrial food system that is undermining the health of our bodies and the land. This might seem like a large claim for a crock of sauerkraut, but Sandor Katz's signal achievement in this book is to convince you of its truth. To ferment your own food is to lodge an eloquent protest-of the senses-against the homogenization of flavors and food experiences now rolling like a great, undifferentiated lawn across the globe. It is also a declaration of independence from an economy that would much prefer we were all passive consumers of its commodities, rather than creators of unique products expressive of ourselves and the places where we live."--Michael Pollan, from the Foreword


Lindsey Berkson discusses her book, Safe Hormones, Smart Women.

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Mon, 07/16/2012

 Hosted by Dr. David Naimon

 

Author and nutritional consultant, Lindsey Berkson, discusses her book, Safe Hormones, Smart Women.  Learn about the relationship between hormones and nutrition,  the protective side of estrogen, cutting-edge science, a brand new safe soy, the dangers of folic acid and the must eat and must avoid foods to protect your hormones.

 
 
 

 

Dr. Elson Haas and The Detox Diet

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Healthwatch
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Mon, 07/02/2012

Hosted by Dr. David Naimon. 

Dr. Elson Haas, the founder and director of one of the first multdiscipline, integrative medical clinics in California, discusses the benefits of fasting, juice-cleansing and other detoxifcation diets.  Whether you are fatigued, consume caffeine and sugar to make it through your day, have chronic sinus or digestive problems, can't quit smoking, or have high cholesterol, Dr. Haas's book The Detox Diet offers detoxifcation and cleansing protocols, recipes, and menus to help you regain your vitality. 

 
 

 


Organic Watergate: Stop the USDA/Agribusiness Conspiracy

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Mon, 06/18/2012

 Hosted by Dr. David Naimon

 

Mark Kastel, senior farm and food policy analyst at the Cornucopia Institute talks with host Dr. David Naimon about the unholy alliance between corporate agribusiness and the USDA, how it has corrupted the regulatory system designed to protect organic consumers and ethical farmers.  Learn about the gimmicky, unproven and even dangerous synthetic additives in organic food and what you can do about it.

 
 
 

 

Our Dysfunctional Health Care System and What We Can Do About It

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Mon, 06/11/2012

Health and Health Care Forum produced by Roberta Hall.

This special hour-long edition features talks by two distinguished physicians and scholars who toured Oregon recently speaking about health care reform.

Marcia Angell, M.D. is a physician, author, and the first woman to serve as editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine. She currently is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Arnold Seymour Relman M.D. is a professor of medicine, social medicine and emeritus at Harvard Medical School. He is a former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine (1977–91) and writes extensively on medical publishing and reform of the U.S. health care system.

Both Angell and Relman have spoken out against for-profit medicine, commerical insurance and drug manufacture for many years.

Gretchen Reynolds and The First Twenty Minutes

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Mon, 06/04/2012

 Hosted by Dr. David Naimon

Gretchen Reynolds, the author of the New York Times column "Phys Ed," has been writing about the science of health and fitness for a more than a decade.  Host David Naimon talks with Reynolds about her new book "The First 20 Minutes."

Learn why Reynolds, after writing this book, started to exercise less, the difference between being fit and being skinny, the downsides of stretching and sit-ups, and the health benefits of standing.

Lowering the Pressure: Natural Approaches to Hypertension

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Mon, 05/21/2012

Hosted by Dr. David Naimon

About 74.5 million people in the United States age 20 and older have high blood pressure, which amounts to one in three adults, and it’s often said that in 90-95% percent of the cases, the cause is not known. Since the death rate is so high with this condition, we’ve got a bit of a murder mystery on our hands.

Host David Naimon talks with Dr. Gary Weiner, naturopathic physician, acupuncturist and co-owner of the Pearl Natural Health clinic, who will identify the key suspects in the case: diet, exercise, stress reduction, toxicity, poor circulation, and others. Because so many cases of high blood pressure respond to the natural therapies, Dr. Weiner wants to share results of his investigation to solve this. Learn many of the secrets to lowering the pressure the natural way.

Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide

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Mon, 05/14/2012

 Host Dr. David Naimon talks with Rosemary Gladstar about her new book,Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use. Gladstar is a renowned herbal teacher and practitioner with more than 35 years of experience with herbs. She is the director of the International Herb Symposium and the annual Women's Herbal Conference, cofounder of the Traditional Medicinal Tea Company, and founding president of the nonprofit United Plant Savers.

Effective, safe, and inexpensive, medicinal herbs are simple to grow, and they can be used to naturally fortify your body against common upsets and ailments. Rosemary Gladstar, the godmother of modern herbalism, offers a fresh introduction to growing and using 33 of her favorite herbs, complete with tips on introducing an herb patch to your backyard garden and easy-to-follow recipes for brewing restorative teas, blending soothing salves, and making tinctures, oils, syrups, and pills.

 
 
 

 

Comments

Where on this site can I download podcasts of previous shows?

Where on this kboo.fm site can I download podcasts of previous shows?

Great show - schedule can be found at drnaimon.com

The schedule of upcoming Healthwatch shows can be found here:

Dr. David Naimon's Healthwatch Schedule

-Ben

 

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