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Healthwatch on 09/16/13

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Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs and Sugar, Your Brain's Silent Killers

Neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter is a leader in the field of nutritional influences on neurological disorders.  Today on Healthwatch he discusses his latest book Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar.  Learn about the latest research on how elevated blood sugar, even just slightly elevated, can considerably increase your risk of dementia, the ways in which hidden gluten intolerances can lead to neurological symptoms (e.g. depression, ADHD, movement disorders), and why dietary fat is more friend than foe when it comes to brain health.  Dr. Perlmutter also discusses the cutting edge science of neurogenesis, the dietary and lifestyle choices we can make to increase the formation of new neurons as we age.  Dr.

Healthwatch on 09/09/13

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Mon, 09/09/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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A look at Cover Oregon, the Insurance Exchange

Today hear Health and Health Care Forum

Host Roberta Hall reports on Cover Oregon, the Insurance exchange and the process by which Oregonians, as individuals and small businesses, can apply for financial help as they select healthcare coverage that will be required in 2014.

The Benton County library meeting room hosted a standing-room only audience on August 20th as people gathered to learn about Cover Oregon; Ron Green, chair of Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates, (in the photo above), served as emcee.

Healthwatch on 09/02/13

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Mon, 09/02/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Stresses on the health of women workers

Healthwatch is off today.

From the Women's International News Gathering Service we hear Women's work skills and stresses affect health. Part 1 includes cleaners, elementary teachers and shelter workers.

Healthwatch on 08/19/13

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Mon, 08/19/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Expecting Better: Why Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know
Expecting Better: Why Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know

Pregnancy—unquestionably one of the most pro­found, meaningful experiences of adulthood—can reduce otherwise intelligent women to, well, babies. We’re told to avoid cold cuts, sushi, alcohol, and coffee, but aren’t told why these are forbidden. Rules for prenatal testing are hard and fast—and unexplained. Are these recommendations even correct? Are all of them right for every mom-to-be? In Expecting Better, award-winning economist Emily Oster proves that pregnancy rules are often misguided and sometimes flat-out wrong.  A mom-to-be herself, Oster debunks the myths of pregnancy using her particular mode of critical thinking: economics, the study of how we get what we want.

Healthwatch on 08/12/13

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Eating on the Wild Side with Jo Robinson
Eating on the Wild Side with Jo Robinson

In Eating on the Wild Side investigative journalist Jo Robinson describes how 400 generations of farmers have made food less nutritious.  Wild apples, for example, have from three to 100 times more antioxidants than Galas and Honeycrisps, and are five times more effective in killing cancer cells. How do we begin to recoup the losses of essential nutrients? By "eating on the wild side"--choosing present-day fruits and vegetables that come closest to the nutritional bounty of their wild ancestors. Robinson explains that many of these jewels of nutrition are hiding in plain sight in our supermarkets, farmers markets, and U-pick orchards. Eating on the Wild Side provides the world's most extensive list of these superlative varieties.

Healthwatch on 08/05/13

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Mon, 08/05/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Natural Home Remedies with Dr. Ed Gibbs
Natural Home Remedies with Dr. Ed Gibbs

 

Dr. Ed  Gibbs is one of the few practitioners in Oregon to be licensed in chiropractic, naturopathic, and Chinese medicine.  He joins host Dr. David Naimon today to discuss natural home remedies.  Learn about the best herbs and supplements to start your own natural medicine cabinet, as well as techniques from poultices to hydrotherapy to address common ailments from cuts and bruises, to fevers, headaches and colds.  

 

Healthwatch on 07/15/13

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Mon, 07/15/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Mental Health for College Students

Health and Health Care Forum (Healthwatch is off today.)

Host Roberta Hall speaks with Jim Gouveia and Amy Thomson of Oregon State University's Counseling and Psychological Services. The theme is mental health for college students. They'll talk about programs to reduce stigma of mental illness; suicide prevention; and programs to help all college students be emotionally comfortable while facing many challenges.

Healthwatch on 07/08/13

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5 Drugs in Your Medicine Cabinet That May Be Making You Sicker

Bestselling author Dr. Michael T. Murray, discusses how five common medications--for sleep, headaches, osteoarthritis, acid reflex and depression---can lead to unforeseen consequences, sometimes even, in the log-run, worsening the condition they are meant to treat. Michael T. Murray ND is a naturopathic physician regarded as one of the world's top authorities on natural medicine. An educator, lecturer, researcher, and health food industry consultant, he is the author of more than 30 books, including his newest with coauthor Joseph Pizzorno ND, The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine.

Healthwatch on 07/01/13

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Mon, 07/01/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Farmacology

Family physician Daphne Miller long suspected that farming and medicine were intimately linked. Increasingly disillusioned by mainstream medicine's mechanistic approach to healing and fascinated by the farming revolution that is changing the way we think about our relationship to the earth, Miller left her medical office and traveled to seven innovative family farms around the country, on a quest to discover the hidden connections between how we care for our bodies and how we grow our food. Farmacology, the remarkable book that emerged from her travels, offers us a compelling new vision for sustainable health and healing—and a wealth of farm-to-body lessons with immense value in our daily lives.  Dr. David Naimon hosts.

Healthwatch on 06/17/13

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Health and Health Care Forum: Nutrition 2013

Health and Health Care Forum: Nutrition 2013

Host Roberta Hall speaks with Dr. Melinda Manore, professor of nutrition and exercise sciences, Oregon State University, about Energy Balance Research and Applications.

In the second part of the show Roberta visits the Linus Pauling Institute and and interviews four participants in the May 18th public presentation session at the Pauling Institute, which does research and teaching on nutrition, micronutrients, and health.

Image above is Melinda Manore; Image below is the Linus Pauling Institute on the OSU campus.

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The World Is Fat by Dr. Barry Popkin

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Sun, 02/01/2009

Dr. David Naimon interviews Dr. Barry Popkin, professor of global nutrition and author of "The World is Fat," about the role played by globalization, modern technology, media and advertising and government in fattening in the population.  Learn the 4 post-WWII trends that have contributed to this phenomenon and the solutions that Dr. Popkin recommends.

 

Dr. Gary Weiner on Adrenal Burnout

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Sun, 01/11/2009

 Host Dr. David Naimon interviews local naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, Dr. Gary Weiner, (Co-founder of Pearl Natural Health), about adrenal burnout, its causes, its symptoms, and natural approaches to reverse it.

Underfunctioning adrenal glands can be the missing piece in the treatment of many conditions, with common symptoms such as chronic fatigue, allergies, insomnia, troubling inflammations, and poor stress tolerance.  Yes, you can be tested for it, and naturopathic therapies are well suited to treat it.  Listen and learn more...

 

 

David Gabbe on Nutrition and the Vegan Diet

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Mon, 01/05/2009

 Host Dr. David Naimon interviews David Gabbe, author of "David's Pure Vegetarian Kitchen."  They discuss the vegan diet, with an emphasis on cooking and nutrition.

 

Dr. Michael Roizen and You: Being Beautiful

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Sun, 11/30/2008

On today's show, Dr David Naimon presents 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.   It’s about how we feel and how we define our lives. In You: Being Beautiful Drs. Roizen and Oz provide detailed, innovative, and visual explanations about how beauty and the body work, and then give easy and actionable pieces of advice to help us nudge our beauty (inner and outer) to its maximum potential.

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Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry is Medicating a Nation

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Sun, 11/23/2008

 Dr. David Naimon hosts 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, non-pharmaceutical approaches that have the potential to help millions, are tragically overlooked.

Large drug companies use various means to create an artificial need for their expensive (and highly profitable) products, then rush in to fill the orders.  Drug marketers intentionally blur the distinction between everyday problems and what used to be considered serious mental illness in such a way that people under the daily stress of modern life can be easily persuaded that a quick fix for stress lies in a pill bottle.  Direct-to-Consumer advertising plays a large role, as well as the time and expense related to non-drug therapeutic options, in convincing consumers to request medication in cases that just 10 years ago would have considered drugs to be inappropriate treatments.

 

Charles Barber was educated at Harvard and Columbia and worked for ten years in New York City shelters for the homeless mentally ill.  His book COMFORTABLY NUMB: How Psychiatry is Medicating a Nation, was released in 2008 to national media attention, including appearances on The Early Show and Fresh Air. His work has appeared in the The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Nation and Scientific American Mind. He has taught nonfiction writing at Wesleyan University. He is currently a senior executive at The Connection, an innovative social services agency, and a lecturer in psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine. He lives in Connecticut with his family.

 

 

Keeping Healthy this Winter with Chinese Diet Therapy

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Sun, 11/09/2008

 

Dr. David Naimon interviews local acupuncturist and herbalist, Ellen Goldsmith.  

They discuss ways to stay healthy this winter using Chinese diet therapy.  Recommended reading are Healing With Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford, and Staying Healthy With The Seasons by Dr. Elson Haas.

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Your Guide to the Seven Stage Journey Out of Depression

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Sun, 11/02/2008

 Host Dr. David Naimon interviews 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.

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Susan Allport, author of The Queen of Fats: Why Omega-3s Were Removed From The Western Diet and What We Can Do To Replace Them.

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Sun, 10/26/2008

 Today, Host Dr. David Naimon interviews 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."

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Dr. Iris Bell and Getting Whole, Getting Well: Healing Holistically From Chronic Illness

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Sun, 10/05/2008

 Dr. David Naimon conducts 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.

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Marion Nestle and Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine

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Sun, 09/28/2008

 Dr. David Naimon interviews 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.

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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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