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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.

Healthwatch on 03/12/12

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Mon, 03/12/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Violence and Its Impact on the Health of American Youth

Violence and Its Impact on the Health of American Youth

Today's Healthwatch features a special hour-long Health and Health Care Forum program hosted by Roberta Hall.

She speaks with Dr. Chinh Le, a Corvallis pediatrician, and Terrence Killian, a manager and social worker at the Children's Farm Home, about 'developmental trauma' and how domestic violence during early life affects children and adults----and strategies to prevent it and to treat it.

Photo above is of Dr. Chinh Le and Terrence Killian.

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Is Your Organic Milk Really Organic?: The Corporate Takeover of Organic Dairies

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Mon, 05/16/2011

 Hosted by Dr. Naimon.

 

Mark Kastel, co-founder of the Cornucopia Institute, a progressive farm policy research group based in Wisconsin, discusses the corporate takeover of organic milk, and how corporations are getting around the implementation of organic practices while still calling their products "organic." He shares the Cornucopia scorecard that rates companies by how well they are adhering to the spirit of the organic guidelines, discusses the environmental, cultural and health benefits of supporting truly organic dairy practices, and how we can maintain the integrity of organic dairies going forward.

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Marcella Pick and her book, "Are You Tired and Wired?"

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Mon, 05/09/2011

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Marcelle Pick, author, nurse practitioner and medical advisor to Healthy Living Magazine discusses her new book Are You Tired and Wired? She explores why people are suffering through the day irritable, forgetful, depressed, craving sweets, exhausted and yet unable to sleep well at night. Learn the underlying causes of being tired and wired and how to break the cycle.

 

The Depression Cure: The 6 Step Program To Beat Depression Without Drugs

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Mon, 05/02/2011

Hosted by: David Naimon

Psychology professor Stephen Ilardi discusses his 6-step program to beat depression without drugs in his book "The Depression Cure." 

"Practical, straightforward and grounded in persuasive research, this book is recommended for anyone seeking an alternative approach to treating depression."--Library Journal


Raising Elijah:Protecting Our Children In An Age of Environmental Crisis

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Mon, 04/18/2011

Biologist, author and mother, Sandra Steingraber discusses her new book Raising Elijah. Steingraber demonstrates how the intimate world of parenting connects to the public world of policy-making and how the ongoing environmental crisis is fundamentally a crisis of family life.

Robert Whitaker and the astonishing rise in Mental Illness in America

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Mon, 04/11/2011

Hosted by Naturopath, Dr. David Naimon

Award-winning science writer Robert Whitaker investigates a medical mystery: Why has the number of disabled mentally ill in the United States tripled over the last two decades? He discusses his findings from his latest book "Anatomy Of An Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America."

Diana Beresford-Kroeger talks about the Interdependence between Health and the EcoSystem

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Mon, 04/04/2011

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A botanist, medical biochemist, and self-defined "renegade scientist," Diana Beresford-Kroeger brings together ethnobotany, horticulture, spirituality and alternative medicine to discuss how forests affect our health individually, collectively, ecologically and globally.  Her books include The Global Forest and Arboretum Borealis: A Lifeline of the Planet.

Jeanne Nelson, Program Manager for the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Program for Benton County

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Mon, 03/21/2011

Hosted by Roberta Hall

Guest Jeanne Nelson, Program Manager of the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Program for Benton County discusses how the program works and what services are available for clients in the program.

Dr. Gary Weiner talks about losing weight in a sustainable, healthy way

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Mon, 03/14/2011

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Local naturopath and acupuncturist, Dr. Gary Weiner, of Pearl Natural Health,  discusses how to achieve sustainable, long-lasting weight loss in a healthy fashion.

Dr. Mark Bricca discuses the importance of a Whole Person approach to Cancer Care

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Mon, 03/07/2011

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Local naturopath, Dr. Mark Bricca, of Bodhicitta Healing Arts, discusses the importance of an individualized, whole-person approach to cancer care.

Barbara Almond and her book "The Monster Within: The Hidden Side of Motherhood"

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Mon, 02/21/2011

 Hosted by Dr. David Naimon

 

Whether it is uncertainty over having a child, fears of pregnancy and childbirth, or negative thoughts about one's own children, mixed feelings about motherhood are not just hard to discuss, they are a powerful social taboo. In this beautifully written book, Barbara Almond draws on her extensive clinical experience to bring this highly troubling issue to light. In a compelling portrait of the hidden side of contemporary motherhood, she finds that ambivalence of varying degrees is a ubiquitous phenomenon, yet one that too often causes anxiety, guilt, and depression. Weaving together case histories with rich examples from literature and popular culture, Almond uncovers the roots of ambivalence, tells how it manifests in lives of women and their children, and describes a spectrum of maternal behavior--from normal feelings to highly disturbed mothering characterized by blame, misuse, abuse, even child murder. In a society where perfection in parenting is the unattainable ideal, this compassionate book offers some prescriptions for relief by showing women how they can affect positive change in their lives.

"Just the thing for a gray and drizzly autumn afternoon. Drawing on her thirty-seven years of practice as a psychoanalyst as well as her own experiences as a mother, Almond leads an adventurous tour through the shadowy, secret parts of the mother's psyche. . . An oddly compelling read."--New Yorker


 

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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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