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Healthwatch

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Mon, 12/01/2008 - 10:00am - 10:30am
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An interview with Dr. Michael Roizen, author of You: Being Beautiful

 While the world seems to revolve around the superficial elements of beauty, beauty is actually precisely perceived, purposeful, and rooted in hard science. External beauty is our brain’s barometer for measuring health. And research indicates that external beauty influences personality and behavior. Yet beauty is much more than how we look.

Healthwatch on 11/24/08

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Mon, 11/24/2008 - 10:00am - 10:30am
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Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry is Medicating a Nation

 An Interview with Charles Barber about his book "Comfortably Numb:  How Psychiatry is Medicating a Nation."  Barber explores the ways pharmaceutical companies exert pressure on Americans to medicate themselves, how America has come to account for 66% of the global consumption of antidepressants,  and how without an industry to promote them, nonpharmaceutical approaches that have the potential to help millions, are tragically overlooked.

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Mon, 11/10/2008 - 10:00am - 10:30am
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Keeping Healthy this Winter with Chinese Diet Therapy

 Local acupuncturist and herbalist, Ellen Goldsmith, talks about ways to stay healthy this winter using Chinese diet therapy.

Healthwatch on 11/03/08

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Mon, 11/03/2008 - 10:00am - 10:30am
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Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven Stage Journey Out of Depression

 An Interview with Dr. James S. Gordon about his book "Unstuck:  Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression"    Heralded by holistic doctors from  Andrew Weil to Dean Ornish to Christine Northrup,  Unstuck is a practical guide to healing depression without the use of anti-depressants by a world-renowned Harvard-trained psychiatrist.

Healthwatch on 10/27/08

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Mon, 10/27/2008 - 10:00am - 10:30am
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Interview with the author of The Queen of Fats

 An interview with Susan Allport, the author of "The Queen of Fats: Why Omega-3s Were Removed From the Western Diet and What We Can Do to Replace Them."  Michael Pollan calls this book a "fascinating nutritional detective story."

Healthwatch on 10/06/08

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Mon, 10/06/2008 - 10:00am - 10:30am
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Getting Whole, Getting Well by Dr. Iris Bell

 An interview with Dr. Iris Bell, board-certified psychiatrist, alternative medicine researcher,  award-winning author and university professor.  She will discuss her new book "Getting Whole, Getting Well:  Healing Holistically From Chronic Illness."  Instead of offering an encyclopedia of different therapies, Getting Whole, Getting Well helps you create a personalized holistic healing plan that works.  It guides the reader in choosing the best alternative therapies for their conditions, how to integrate alternative therapies into one's existing medical care, explaining what to expect and how long different therapies should take to work, and how to avoid common mistakes when using alternative medicine.

Healthwatch on 09/29/08

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Mon, 09/29/2008 - 10:00am - 10:30am
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Pet Food Politics: an interview with Marion Nestle

 Marion Nestle, author of of Food Politics and What to Eat, uncovers unexpected connections among the food supplies for pets, for farm animals and ultimately for humans, identifying huge gaps in the global oversight of food safety. Marion Nestle discusses her new book, Pet Food Politics: the Chihuahua in the Coal Mine.

Healthwatch on 09/22/08

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Mon, 09/22/2008 - 10:00am - 10:30am
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HIV in Portland African and African-American Communities

 Interview with Catherine Azouyangui, case manager of the Minority AIDS Initiative. She will talk about the challenges and barriers towards getting medical care to Portland's HIV positive African and African-American communities.

Healthwatch on 09/08/08

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Mon, 09/08/2008 - 10:00am - 10:30am
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Cold Prevention and Immune Boosting

 An interview with Randall Neustaedter, author of Child Health Guide: Holistic Pediatrics for Parents, and The Vaccine Guide, about strategies for preventing colds and boosting immunity in adults and children.

Healthwatch on 08/25/08

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Mon, 08/25/2008 - 10:00am - 10:30am
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Health at Every Size

 Dr. Jonathan Robison discusses his new paradigm for helping people with eating and weight-related concerns, called Health at Every Size.

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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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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.

 
 
 

 

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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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