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Healthwatch on 05/20/13

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Whole...Rethinking the Science of Nutrition

For more than 40 years, T. Colin Campbell PhD, has been at the forefront of nutrition research. His legacy, the China Study, is the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted.  Whole picks up where The China Study left off. The China Study revealed what we should eat and provided the powerful empirical support for this answer. Whole answers the question of why.

Healthwatch on 05/06/13

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Mon, 05/06/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Gulp: Adventures On the Alimentary Canal

“America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour. The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions explored in Gulp are as taboo, in their way, as the cadavers in Stiff and every bit as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in Packing for Mars. Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn’t the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In Gulp we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of—or has the courage to ask.

Healthwatch on 04/15/13

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Mon, 04/15/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

From a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter at The New York Times comes the explosive story of the rise of the processed food industry and its link to the emerging obesity epidemic. Michael Moss reveals how companies use salt, sugar, and fat to addict us and, more important, how we can fight back.

Healthwatch on 04/08/13

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Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep, Sex Drive and Vitality Naturally

In THE HORMONE CURE, 

Harvard/MIT-trained integrative physician/scientist and board-certified gynecologist, Dr. Sara Gottfried,

Healthwatch on 04/01/13

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Mon, 04/01/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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How Come They're Happy and I'm Not?

Millions of people suffer debilitating depression and anxiety. For many, prescription drugs have either not been effective or have produced intolerable side effects. Now, New York naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist Peter Bongiorno offers a proven drug-free approach for healing depression.

In How Come They're Happy and I'm Not? Dr. Bongiorno offers a safe alternative to drugs as well as a way to safely wean oneself off medication without relapsing or side-effects. Dr. David Naimon hosts

Healthwatch on 03/18/13

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Mon, 03/18/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Inside Rehab: The Surprising Truth About Addiction Treatment--And How To Get Help That Works

Medical writer and New York Times bestselling author, Anne Fletcher, takes a critical look at the current state of the addiction treatment industry, contrasting what goes on in rehab with what experts and scientific studies suggest should go on.

Healthwatch on 03/11/13

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Mon, 03/11/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Treatment Alternatives for Children

 Parents concerned about the side effects of commonly used over-the-counter and prescription medicines are in search of safe and effective natural treatment alternatives.  Host Dr. David Naimon talks with leading integrative pediatrician Lawrence Rosen, MD about his book, co-authored with Jeff Cohen, Treatment Alternatives for Children: Reduce Serious Side Effects with Natural Equivalents to Conventional Remedies for Common Childhood Ailments.

Healthwatch on 03/04/13

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Mon, 03/04/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Be Fruitful: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child

The increase in environmental toxins, processed foods, and stress, as well as the advancing ages at which couples seek to have children, have made it more difficult for women to conceive. In Be Fruitful, Dr.

Healthwatch on 02/18/13

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Mon, 02/18/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Holistic Approaches to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's)

Today's guest, Dr. Gary Weiner, is a naturopathic physician, licensed acupuncturist, and founder of Pearl Natural Health in downtown Portland. He joins host Dr. David Naimon to discuss natural approaches to the inflammatory bowel diseases--ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease--as well as the results he's seen in the program he developed to treat inflammatory bowel disease patients in Portland.

Healthwatch on 02/11/13

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Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Heart of Perfect Health: The Startling Truths About Heart Disease and The Power You Hold to Stop It

 Medical researcher and New York Times bestselling author, Brenda Watson, shares simple, natural ways to reverse the cycle of poor heart health in her current PBS special and latest book, Heart of Perfect Health: The Startling Truths About Heart Disease and The Power You Hold to Stop It.

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Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep

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Mon, 08/20/2012

 Host Dr. David Naimon talks with David K. Randall, senior reporter at Reuters, about his new book Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep.  

"This fabulous book is likely to address any and all questions you might have about sleep.... There’s plenty of practical information, like how to overcome insomnia without drugs, how to combat snoring, how to encourage young children to get to sleep and, perhaps most useful, how to bet successfully on professional football games: our circadian rhythms favor West Coast teams over East Coast teams on Monday nights. This is one book that will not put you to sleep.” (Publishers Weekly )

Amazon Best Books of the Month, August 2012: Forget about outer space and deep-ocean trenches. There are scientific mysteries far closer to home. In our bedrooms each night, something odd happens--we try to fall asleep. No one knows exactly why. What happens if we don't sleep? Do men sleep differently than women? Why is it so hard to put children to sleep? And if Freud was wrong about dreams, then why do we dream? In Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep, David K. Randall answers these questions and more. He takes us through the history of human thinking about sleep, all the way up to the latest rest techniques used by Olympic athletes. You'll sleep better having read this book. --Benjamin Moebius


 
 

Seeking Sickness: Medical Screening and the Misguided Hunt for Disease

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Mon, 08/13/2012

 Hosted by Dr. David Naimon

 

Preventative medicine and early-detection are the buzz phrases these days, but drug policy expert and author Alan Cassels reveals scandalous truths in his new book SEEKING SICKNESS: Medical Screening and the Misguided Hunt for Disease, about the behind the scenes world of medical screening, where well-meaning practitioners and a profit-motivated industry offer to save our lives by exploiting our fears. Learn which screenings are the most beneficial, which could actually harm you, and the conflicts of interest of the people promoting these tests.

 
 

 

Sandor Katz and The Art of Fermentation

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Mon, 08/06/2012

 Dr. Naimon talks with Sandor Katz about his do-it-yourself guide to home fermentation. Katz contextualizes fermentation in terms of biological and cultural evolution, health and nutrition, and even economics.

"The Art of Fermentation is much more than a cookbook...Sure, it tells you how to do it, but much more important, it tells you what it means, and why an act as quotidian and practical as making your own sauerkraut represents nothing less than a way of engaging with the world. Or rather, with several different worlds, each nested inside the other: the invisible world of fungi and bacteria; the community in which you live; and the industrial food system that is undermining the health of our bodies and the land. This might seem like a large claim for a crock of sauerkraut, but Sandor Katz's signal achievement in this book is to convince you of its truth. To ferment your own food is to lodge an eloquent protest-of the senses-against the homogenization of flavors and food experiences now rolling like a great, undifferentiated lawn across the globe. It is also a declaration of independence from an economy that would much prefer we were all passive consumers of its commodities, rather than creators of unique products expressive of ourselves and the places where we live."--Michael Pollan, from the Foreword


Lindsey Berkson discusses her book, Safe Hormones, Smart Women.

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Mon, 07/16/2012

 Hosted by Dr. David Naimon

 

Author and nutritional consultant, Lindsey Berkson, discusses her book, Safe Hormones, Smart Women.  Learn about the relationship between hormones and nutrition,  the protective side of estrogen, cutting-edge science, a brand new safe soy, the dangers of folic acid and the must eat and must avoid foods to protect your hormones.

 
 
 

 

Dr. Elson Haas and The Detox Diet

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Mon, 07/02/2012

Hosted by Dr. David Naimon. 

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. 

 
 

 


Organic Watergate: Stop the USDA/Agribusiness Conspiracy

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Mon, 06/18/2012

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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.

 
 
 

 

Our Dysfunctional Health Care System and What We Can Do About It

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Mon, 06/11/2012

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.

Both Angell and Relman have spoken out against for-profit medicine, commerical insurance and drug manufacture for many years.

Gretchen Reynolds and The First Twenty Minutes

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Mon, 06/04/2012

 Hosted by Dr. David Naimon

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.

Lowering the Pressure: Natural Approaches to Hypertension

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Mon, 05/21/2012

Hosted by Dr. David Naimon

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.

Host David Naimon talks with Dr. Gary Weiner, naturopathic physician, acupuncturist and co-owner of the Pearl Natural Health clinic, who will identify the key suspects in the case: diet, exercise, stress reduction, toxicity, poor circulation, and others. Because so many cases of high blood pressure respond to the natural therapies, Dr. Weiner wants to share results of his investigation to solve this. Learn many of the secrets to lowering the pressure the natural way.

Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide

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Mon, 05/14/2012

 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.

Effective, safe, and inexpensive, medicinal herbs are simple to grow, and they can be used to naturally fortify your body against common upsets and ailments. Rosemary Gladstar, the godmother of modern herbalism, offers a fresh introduction to growing and using 33 of her favorite herbs, complete with tips on introducing an herb patch to your backyard garden and easy-to-follow recipes for brewing restorative teas, blending soothing salves, and making tinctures, oils, syrups, and pills.

 
 
 

 

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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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