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Healthwatch on 07/02/12

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Mon, 07/02/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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The Detox Diet

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.  Dr. David Naimon hosts.

Healthwatch on 06/18/12

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Mon, 06/18/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Organic Watergate: Stop the USDA/Agribusiness Conspiracy

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.

Healthwatch on 06/11/12

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Mon, 06/11/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Our Dysfunctional Health Care System and What We Can Do About It

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.

Healthwatch on 06/04/12

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Mon, 06/04/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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The First Twenty Minutes

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.

Healthwatch on 05/21/12

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Mon, 05/21/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Lowering the Pressure: Natural Approaches to Hypertension

Lowering the Pressure: Natural Approaches to Hypertension

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.

Healthwatch on 05/14/12

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Mon, 05/14/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide

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.

Healthwatch on 05/07/12

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Mon, 05/07/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Healthy Digestion the Natural Way

Dr. David Naimon talks with Dr. D. Lindsey Berkson, the author of Healthy Digestion the Natural Way: Preventing and Healing Heartburn, Constipation, Gas, Diarrhea, Inflammatory Bowel and Gallbladder Diseases.

Healthwatch on 04/16/12

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Mon, 04/16/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Your Spring Allergies: What are they Telling You?

If you suffer from allergic symptoms in the spring (or any other time), your symptoms may be telling you something valuable, that it may be time to clean things up, make changes, look more deeply at your health. The phenomenon of “allergy” in your body can be related to problems such as chronic fatigue, upper respiratory illness, asthma, eczema, sinus problems, even serious auto-immune diseases.   This spring, listen to your stuffiness, itchy or watery eyes,  congestion, sinus pain, sneezing, or whatever your particular symptoms are.   Your symptoms may be telling you secrets that hold the keys to  unlock other mysteries about your health.

Healthwatch on 04/09/12

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Mon, 04/09/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics

Host David Naimon talks with Marion Nestle, professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University about her new book Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics. Nestle and her co-author Malden Nesheim sort through the misinfomation put forth by food manufacturers and diet program promoters and show how federal and corporate policies have come together to create an "eat more" environment.  Learn how to interpret food labels, evaluate diet claims and understand evidence presented in the popular media.

Healthwatch on 04/02/12

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Mon, 04/02/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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National Geographic Guide to Medicinal Herbs

Dr. Tieraona Low Dog is a medical doctor, herbalist and midwife. She was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the White House Commission of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, was honored by Time Magazine and NPR as an innovator in the field, and serves as the Fellowship director for the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and Clnical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. She talks with host Dr. David Naimon about her new book, National Geographic Guide to Medicinal Herbs: The World's Most Effective Healing Plants.

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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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