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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.

Healthwatch on 03/19/12

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Mon, 03/19/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Holistic Baby Guide: Alternative Care For Common Health Problems

Randall Neustaedter is a licensed acupuncturist and doctor of Chinese Medicine who has practiced and taught holistic medicine for more than 30 years, specializing in pediatrics. He is the author of The Vaccine Guide and Child Health Guid among others and is here today to talk about his book The Holistic Baby Guide: Alternative Care for Common Health Problems. David Naimon hosts.

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

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Mon, 09/19/2011

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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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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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Mon, 08/15/2011

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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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Mon, 08/08/2011

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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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Mon, 08/01/2011

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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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Mon, 07/11/2011

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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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Mon, 06/20/2011

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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

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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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