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Episode Archive

Healthwatch on 10/08/12

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Mon, 10/08/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Are Your Prescriptions Killing You?

You most certainly know someone whose life depends on the prescription drugs they take: it may be your husband, who takes sleeping pills to counteract the anxiety his heart medications cause him, or it may be your aging father, who takes upwards of twenty pills a day for everything from arthritis to high blood pressure. But we’ve all read the headlines: prescription drugs can kill you. If that’s the case, why are so many Americans, particularly those sixty and older, given so many pills, with no regard to how they interact with one another?

Healthwatch on 10/01/12

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Mon, 10/01/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Food Slueth Radio

This is an episode of Food Slueth Radio, featuring Grant Lunberg, CEO of Lunberg Family Farms.

 

Healthwatch on 09/17/12

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Mon, 09/17/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Natural Approaches to Hepatitis C and Liver Health

Dr. Keivan Jinnah talks with host, Dr. David Naimon, about natural treatment approaches for Hepatitis C and overall liver health. 

An adjunct professor at the National College of Natural Medicine where he teaches "The Liver - In Health and Disease," Dr. Jinnah is a member of the Oregon State Viral Hepatitis Planning Group and sits on the medical advisory board of the national publication "Liver Health Today". Dr. Jinnah has a private practice in Portland Oregon and works with a synthesis of naturopathic and Chinese therapeutics to restore and optimize health. 

Healthwatch on 09/10/12

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Mon, 09/10/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The Portland Fluoride Debate--an hour-long special

 On the eve of Portland City Council's vote to fluoridate the water supply, the issue has divided Portland's residents.  Is fluoride effective?  Is it safe?  Is there a significant difference between naturally occurring fluoride and the form that is used in tap water?   Is putting fluoride in the water the best way to promote its application?  Should we be putting medications, however effective and safe, in the public water supply?  Today's guests,  Kylie Menagh-Johnson (Everyone Deserves Healthy Teeth Coalition) and Dr. Paul Connett (Fluoride Action Network), are here to answer these questions from both sides of the fluoride divide.

Healthwatch on 09/03/12

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Mon, 09/03/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Back to School: Keeping Kids and Families Healthy: Immune Boosting Strategies in Autumn

Acupuncturist Ellen Goldsmith returns to Healthwatch to discuss strategies to keep children and families healthy going into the change of seasons and the return to school.   Ellen Goldsmith is the co-owner of Pearl Natural Health,  is on the board of the National College of Natural Medicine and teaches Chinese Diet Therapy there.   Dr. David Naimon hosts.

Healthwatch on 08/20/12

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Mon, 08/20/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep

 Host Dr. 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 )

Healthwatch on 08/13/12

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Mon, 08/13/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Seeking Sickness: Medical Screening and the Misguided Hunt for Disease

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.

Healthwatch on 08/06/12

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Mon, 08/06/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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The Art of Fermentation

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.

Healthwatch on 07/16/12

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Mon, 07/16/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Safe Hormones, Smart Women

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.

Healthwatch on 07/09/12

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Mon, 07/09/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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interview with Scott Jurek -- vegan and ultra-marathoner

EAT & RUN: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness is Scott Jurek's 1st book. 

Jurek has been competing in ultramarathons (races longer than a marathon, 26.2 miles) since 1994, and in 2010, set the U.S. record for greatest distance in 24 hours: 165.7 miles.

During his first book tour in June, Scott Jurek stopped by KBOO to talk with Mel Reslor on his transition from omnivore to 100% vegan, training and preparing for ultramarathons, and what kind of person would enter a 100-mile race...

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Healthy Digestion the Natural Way

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Mon, 05/07/2012

 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.

A complete guide to healing your digestive problems, once and for all—safely, inexpensively, naturally.  Good digestion is fundamental to good health, and even such common problems as chronic heartburn and gas can have harmful effects on virtually every cell in your body. Quick fixes such as over-the-counter and prescription medications don’t address the real causes of the problems: they only mask symptoms. Nature, on the other hand, offers a variety of gentle, readily available remedies that not only treat underlying digestive problems but also help to promote overall well-being. Learn about natural solutions and how to put them to work for you in Healthy Digestion the Natural Way. Dr. D. Lindsey Berkson clearly and simply explains the normal digestive processes and what can happen to interfere with them.

 
 
 

 

Dr. Gary Weiner about how to decipher what your spring allergies

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Mon, 04/16/2012

Hosted by Dr. David Naimon

 

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.

Host Dr. David Naimon talks with local naturopathic physician and acupuncturist Dr. Gary Weiner about how to decipher what your spring allergies may be telling you about your health and how to best address these symptoms.

 

 

Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics

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Mon, 04/09/2012

 Hosted by Dr. David Naimon

 

Today's Guest is 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.

"It is essential reading not only for people interested in food policy but for everyone who wants to eat well and be well."---Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation

 

Dr. Tieraona Low Dog and the National Geographic Guide to Medicinal Herbs

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Mon, 04/02/2012

 Hosted by Dr. David Naimon

 

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.

 
 

 

Holistic Baby Guide: Alternative Care For Common Health Problems

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Mon, 03/19/2012

 Hosted by Dr. David Naimon

 

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 ofThe Vaccine Guide and Child Health Guid among others and is here today to talk about his bookThe Holistic Baby Guide: Alternative Care for Common Health Problems.

 

 
 

 

Violence and Its Impact on the Health of American Youth

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Mon, 03/12/2012

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.

 
 
 

 

Heart 411: The Definitive Guide to Heart Health

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Mon, 03/05/2012

 Host David Naimon talks with Dr. Steven Nissen, chairman of the department of cardiovascular medicine at Cleveland Clinic about his book Heart 411: The Only Guide to Heart Health You'll Ever Need.   Learn which tests you need, how emotions affect your heart and the facts and fictions about heart-healthy eating.

 
 

 

 

Dr. Gary Small and his book, "The Alzheimer's Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life."

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Mon, 02/20/2012

 Host Dr. David Naimon talks with Dr. Gary Small, director of the UCLA Longevity Center, about his new book "The Alzheimer's Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life."

 
 

The Depression Cure: The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression Without Drugs

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Mon, 02/13/2012

 Host Dr. David Naimon talks with psychology professor Stephen Ilardi.  They discuss his book, "The Depression Cure: The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression Without Drugs."

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

 
 

Suzy Cohen, Author of Diabetes Without Drugs

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Mon, 02/06/2012

 Host Dr. David Naimon talks with author and licensed pharmacist Suzy Cohen about her book, "Diabetes Without Drugs: The 5-Step Program To Control Blood Sugar Naturally and Prevent Diabetes Complications." Most doctors consider diabetes a one-way street--once you have it, your only option is to manage symptoms with a restricted diet, close monitoring of blood sugar and expensive medications. Cohen discusses how you can treat diabetes through safe, natural means, all backed by scientific studies, rather than strictly relying on pharmaceuticals.

Suzy Cohen is the author of "The 24-Hour Pharmacist" and writes the syndicated health column "Dear Pharmacist."

 
 

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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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