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The Chronic Cough Enigma

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Healthwatch
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Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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The Chronic Cough Enigma

If you have confusing and unexplained breathing problems or your asthma has not responded to treatment, this book is for you. The Chronic Cough Enigma is written for people who have been coughing for months or years and cannot get useful answers from their doctors. More than 20 million Americans suffer from what is known as enigmatic chronic cough. This book provides insights from Dr. Jamie Koufman’s almost forty years of successfully managing thousands of long-suffering cough patients. Indeed, the typical chronic cough patient who comes to her office has been coughing for more than a decade. This book provides the many who suffer from chronic cough new and potentially life-changing information and the potential to be cured.

Go Wild with Richard Manning

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Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Go Wild with Richard Manning

Today's guest is award-winning journalist and author Richard Manning.  Manning is co-author with Harvard Medical School Professor John Ratey of GO WILD, a book that argues that although civilization has rapidly evolved, our bodies have not kept pace. This mismatch affects every area of our lives, from our general physical health to our emotional wellbeing. Investigating the power of living according to our genes in the areas of diet, exercise, sleep, nature, mindfulness and more, GO WILD examines how tapping into our core DNA combats modern disease and psychological afflictions from Depression to Diabetes to Heart Disease. By focusing on the ways of the past, it is possible to secure a healthier and happier future, and GO WILD will show you how.

Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics is Fueling our Modern Plagues

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Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics is Fueling our Modern Plagues

In Missing Microbes, Dr. Martin Blaser invites us into the wilds of the human microbiome where for hundreds of thousands of years bacterial and human cells have existed in a peaceful symbiosis that is responsible for the health and equilibrium of our body. Now, this invisible eden is being irrevocably damaged by some of our most revered medical advances—antibiotics—threatening the extinction of our irreplaceable microbes with terrible health consequences. Taking us into both the lab and deep into the fields where these troubling effects can be witnessed firsthand, Blaser not only provides cutting edge evidence for the adverse effects of antibiotics, he tells us what we can do to avoid even more catastrophic health problems in the future.

Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success

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Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success

Over four billion people worldwide will survive a trauma during their lives. Some will experience severe post-traumatic stress. Most will eventually recover and return to life as normal. But sometimes, survivors do more than bounce back. Sometimes they bounce forward. Renowned psychology researchers David B. Feldman and Lee Daniel Kravetz interviewed dozens of men and women to understand how these individuals pushed beyond their experiences to attain greatness. We discover why certain delusions can be healthy, why forgiveness is good for the body, and why reflecting on death can lead to a better life. And, perhaps counterintuitively, we learn how positive thinking is not always a strategy toward the good.

Do Fathers Matter? What Science is Telling Us About the Parent We've Overlooked with Paul Raeburn

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Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Do Fathers Matter? What Science is Telling Us About the Parent We've Overlooked with Paul Raeburn

For too long, we’ve thought of fathers as little more than sources of authority and economic stability in the lives of their children. Yet cutting-edge studies drawing unexpected links between fathers and children are forcing us to reconsider our assumptions and ask new questions: What changes occur in men when they are “expecting”? Do fathers affect their children’s language development? What are the risks and rewards of being an older-than-average father at the time the child is born? What happens to a father’s hormone levels at every stage of his child’s development, and can a child influence the father’s health? Just how much do fathers matter?

Healthwatch on 07/14/14

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Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Toxin Toxout with Bruce Lourie

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Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Toxin Toxout with Bruce Lourie

Two of North America's leading environmental activists give practical and often surprising advice for removing toxic chemicals and cleansing our bodies and homes. There are over 80,000 synthetic chemicals in commerce today, including hormone-disrupting phthalates and parabens, cancer-causing pesticides, heavy metals and air pollutants. Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie use their outrageous experiments (they and their brave volunteers are the guinea pigs) to prove how easily our bodies absorb these chemicals from the foods we eat, the air we breathe, and the products we smear on our skin--day after day. Then they give us the good news about what is in our control and the steps we can take for reducing our toxic burden.

Healthwatch on 06/16/14

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Mon, 06/16/2014 - 11:10am - 11:30am
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Natural Solutions for Digestive Health with Dr. Jillian Sarno Teta

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Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Natural Solutions for Digestive Health with Dr. Jillian Sarno Teta

Based on the latest medical and nutritional research, Natural Solutions for Digestive Health provides anyone suffering from chronic or intermittent gut disorders the relief they seek. It covers everything from low-grade irritations such as bloating, gas, constipation, and lactose intolerance to more serious conditions such as ulcerative colitis, acid reflux, gallstones, diverticulitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. A special section focuses on pediatric digestive problems, and there's expert nutritional and dietary advice plus recipes to help ensure digestive health.   Natural Solutions for Digestive Health is written by naturopathic physician Dr. Jillian Sarno Teta and chef and food writer Jeannette Bessinger.  

The Disease Delusion with Dr. Jeffrey Bland

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Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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The Disease Delusion with Dr. Jeffrey Bland

For decades, Dr. Jeffrey Bland has been on the cutting edge of Functional Medicine, which seeks to pinpoint and prevent the cause of illness, rather than treat its symptoms. Managing chronic diseases accounts for three quarters of our total healthcare costs, because we’re masking these illnesses with pills and temporary treatments, rather than addressing their underlying causes, he argues. Worse, only treating symptoms leads us down the path of further illness.In The Disease Delusion, Dr. Bland explains what Functional Medicine is and what it can do for you. Outlining the reasons why we suffer chronic diseases from asthma and diabetes to obesity, arthritis and cancer to a host of other ailments, Dr.

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Dr. Mark Bricca, local naturopathic physician, and Prostate Health, Part 2

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Mon, 09/19/2011

 Hosted by Dr. David Naimon

 

Back by popular demand!  Dr. Mark Bricca, local naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, returns to Healthwatch to continue his talk about naturopathic approaches to common prostate conditions.

 
 
 

 

Amy Joy Lanou and Dr. Neal Barnard of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

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Mon, 09/12/2011

 Today's Healthwatch features talks by two speakers who will be featured at the upcoming professional speakers series "Enhancing Health with Plant-Based Nutrition" at Adventist Medical Center and at the NorthWest VegFest at the Convention Center, Amy Joy Lanou and Dr. Neal Barnard.

Dr. Amy Joy Lanou, Ph.D., is a senior nutrition scientist with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and an assistant professor of health and wellness for the University of North Carolina-Asheville (UNCA). Dr. Lanou is the author of "Building Bone Vitality: A Revolutionary Diet Plan to Prevent Bone Loss and Reverse Osteoporosis" and "Healthy Eating for Life for Children."

Neal Barnard is the founder and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). Dr. Barnard is also president of The Cancer Project, a nonprofit organization advancing cancer prevention and survival through nutrition education and research. Dr. Barnard is the author of "Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes" and the recently released "21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart"

Dr. Lanou's talk was recorded at Barnes & Noble (Lloyd Center) from April 2002. Dr. Barnard's talk was recorded at the old Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Center from Feb. 1999.

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  • Length: 57:57 minutes (26.53 MB)
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The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee

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Mon, 09/05/2011

Host David Naimon interviews Siddhartha Mukherjee, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction for his book The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of CancerThe Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer.

The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence. Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist’s precision, a historian’s perspective, and a biographer’s passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with—and perished from—for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out “war against cancer.” The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee’s own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive—and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.

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Local acupuncturist Ellen Goldsmith discusses how to use Chinese diet therapy to increase your energy and reduce your stress.

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Healthwatch
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Mon, 08/15/2011

Hosted by Dr. David Naimon

 

Local acupuncturist Ellen Goldsmith discusses how to use Chinese diet therapy to increase your energy and reduce your stress.

 
 
 

 

Dr. Mark Bricca on Naturopathic Prostate Health

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Healthwatch
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Mon, 08/08/2011

 Hosted by Dr. David Naimon

 

A discussion with Dr. Mark Bricca, Portland naturopath and acupuncturist, about naturopathic ways to prevent and treat common prostate conditions.

 
 
 

 

Portland Patient-Physician Cooperative - No Insurance Required

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Healthwatch
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Mon, 08/01/2011

Hosted by Dr. David Naimon

Can't afford health insurance? Do you wish there was a way to receive healthcare at fair prices without insurance companies as the middleman? Today we talk with two people, Tony McCormick and Christopher Pierce, who are actively involved in the creation of a Patient-Physician Cooperative here in Portland.

 

Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit

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Mon, 07/18/2011

What is the cost of eating foods out of season?  Host David Naimon interviews award-winning journalist Barry Estabrook about his new book Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit.   Learn how the winter tomato industry in Florida affects not only the taste and nutrition of tomatoes, but also how it actually supports modern-day slavery right here in the United States.

Marc Agronin and How We Age: A Doctor's Journey into the Heart of Growing Old

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Healthwatch
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Mon, 07/11/2011

 Hosted by Dr. David Naimon

Today, Dr. Naimon speaks with Geriactric Psychiatrist,  Dr. Marc Agronin, author of the book How We Age: A Doctor's Journey into the Heart of Growing Old

Richard Louv and his new book "The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and The End of Nature-Deficit Disorder"

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Healthwatch
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Mon, 06/20/2011

 Hosted by Dr. David Naimon

An interview with the bestselling author of Last Child In The Woods, Richard Louv, about his new book "The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and The End of Nature-Deficit Disorder." Learn how contact with nature affects human health.

Nutritionist Kelly Dorfman and "What's Eating Your Child?"

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Mon, 06/13/2011

 Hosted by Dr. David Naimon

 

An interview with Kelly Dorfman, author of "What's Eating Your Child? The Hidden Connections Between Food and Childhood Ailments." Learn about the ways certain foods can contribute to recurrent ear infections, anxiety, stomach aches, picky eating, rashes, hyperactivity and more.

 

 

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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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