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Episode Archive

Fortify Your Life: A Trusted Guide Through The Supplement Aisle with Dr. Tieraona Low Dog

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Mon, 02/01/2016 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Fortify Your Life with Dr. Tieraona Low Dog

These days, even if you’re eating organic, choosing local, and doubling up on fruits and vegetables, you’re probably still not getting the nutrients you need. We live high-stress lives, prescription drugs deplete our reserves, processed foods are convenient but not that nutritious. Meanwhile, new products promise better sex, shaper minds, and effortless weight loss.  How do you seperate the hype from the truly healthful? In Fortify Your Life, integrative health physician, Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. demystifies key vitamins, minerals, and supplements.  She shows how to design a personalized supplement plan based on genetics, age, gender, and lifestyle and gives simple guidelines on how to read labels and judge brands.

Food as Medicine Institute: An Interview with Dr. Julie Briley

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Mon, 01/11/2016 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Food as Medicine Institute: An Interview with Dr. Julie Briley
One in three children born after the year 2000 may develop Type 2 Diabetes or heart related disease including high blood presure or high cholesterol in their lifetime, many of them before adulthood. The National College of Natural Medicine's (NCNM), Food as Medicine Institute (FAMI) has taken on connecting people to healthy good food through their hands on community cooking programs. Dr. Julie Briley, co-founder joins Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac. to explore the options for changing and improving the way we eat and ultimately our health.

Infectious Madness: The Surprising Science of How We "Catch" Mental Illness

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Mon, 01/04/2016 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Infectious Madness: The Surprising Science of How We "Catch" Mental Illness

Is it possible to catch autism or OCD the same way we catch the flu? Can a child's contact with cat litter lead to schizophrenia? In her eye-opening new book, National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author Harriet Washington reveals that we can in fact "catch" mental illness. In INFECTIOUS MADNESS, Washington presents the new germ theory, which posits not only that many instances of Alzheimer's, OCD, and schizophrenia are caused by viruses, prions, and bacteria, but also that with antibiotics, vaccinations, and other strategies, these conditions can be prevented and/or treated.

Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in Search for a Living Past by Dr Peter Levine

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Mon, 12/14/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in Search for a Living Past by Dr Peter Levine
In Trauma and Memory, bestselling author Dr. Peter Levine (creator of the Somatic Experiencing approach) tackles one of the most difficult and controversial questions of PTSD/trauma therapy: Can we trust our memories? Building on his 45 years of successful treatment of trauma and utilizing case studies from his own practice, Dr. Levine while acknowledging that memory can be trusted, he argues that the only truly useful memories are those that might initially seem to be the least reliable: memories stored in the body and not necessarily accessible by our conscious mind.

A Woman's Libido: What Makes It or Breaks It?

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Mon, 11/09/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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It was only in 2008 that low libido in women was recognized as a physiological issue. Millions of women in America experience low libido at sometime in their lives, and many doctors still do not ask about it. Dr. Erin Lommen, naturopathic physician and co-author of Slim, Sane and Sexy: A Pocket Guide to Natural, Bioidentical Hormone Balance  joins host Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac. to discuss how hormonal imbalance affects a woman's life in myriad ways: from energy, stress resilience, mood, sleep to sexual desire and response. 

The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health by David Montgomery & Anne Biklé

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Mon, 11/02/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health

Prepare to set aside what you think you know about yourself and microbes. Good health--for people and for plants--depends on Earth's smallest creatures. The Hidden Half of Nature tells the story of our tangled relationship with microbes and their potential to revolutionize agriculture and medicine, from garden to gut. 

The People's Pharmacy: Home Remedies with Joe and Terry Graedon

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Mon, 10/19/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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The People's Pharmacy: Home Remedies

From coconut for diarrhea to Oolong tea for eczema, from Listerine for acne and dandruff to pickle juice for hiccups, the "People's Pharmacy" NPR personalities Joe and Terry Graedon report the best of the anecdotes they have heard over the years, in this easy-to-use, Q-and-A paperback guide to home remedies, healthy diet, and foods that heal. Packed with practical information, easily accessible, and grounded in medical science, this indispensable guide comes from two totally reliable sources: the People's Pharmacy and National Geographic.

Black Man in a White Coat by Damon Tweedy

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Mon, 10/05/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Black Man in a White Coat by Dr. Damon Tweedy

Black Man in a White Coat examines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine. As Tweedy transforms from student to practicing physician, he discovers how often race influences his encounters with patients. Through their stories, he illustrates the complex social, cultural, and economic factors at the root of most health problems in the black community. These issues take on greater meaning when Tweedy is himself diagnosed with a chronic disease far more common among black people.

Gaining Ground with Elaine Velazquez and Barbara Bernstein

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Mon, 09/21/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Gaining Ground with Elaine Velazquez and Barbara Bernstein

GAINING GROUND, a feature-length documentary film by Elaine Velazquez and Barbara Bernstein (premeiring Sept 30th & October 1st at Cinema 21), tells the stories of farmers making extraordinary changes in their farming practices so they can feed their local communities sustainably grown produce and grains. From farms in Oregon’s fertile Willamette Valley to underserved communities of color in Richmond, California, GAINING GROUND reveals the tenacity and courage of these diverse urban and rural farmers, committed to serving and empowering their communities. Gaining Ground instills in its viewers the potential to create change on a personal, local and global scale.

The Man Who Wasn't There:Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self by Anil Ananthasway

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Mon, 09/14/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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The Man Who Wasn't There: Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self

In the tradition of Oliver Sacks, a tour of the latest neuroscience of schizophrenia, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, ecstatic epilepsy, Cotard’s syndrome, out-of-body experiences, and other disorders—revealing the awesome power of the human sense of self from a master of science journalism. Anil Ananthaswamy’s extensive in-depth interviews venture into the lives of individuals who offer perspectives that will change how you think about who you are. These individuals all lost some part of what we think of as our self, but they then offer remarkable, sometimes heart-wrenching insights into what remains. One man cut off his own leg. Another became one with the universe.

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The World Is Fat by Dr. Barry Popkin

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Sun, 02/01/2009

Dr. David Naimon interviews Dr. Barry Popkin, professor of global nutrition and author of "The World is Fat," about the role played by globalization, modern technology, media and advertising and government in fattening in the population.  Learn the 4 post-WWII trends that have contributed to this phenomenon and the solutions that Dr. Popkin recommends.

 

Dr. Gary Weiner on Adrenal Burnout

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Sun, 01/11/2009

 Host Dr. David Naimon interviews local naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, Dr. Gary Weiner, (Co-founder of Pearl Natural Health), about adrenal burnout, its causes, its symptoms, and natural approaches to reverse it.

Underfunctioning adrenal glands can be the missing piece in the treatment of many conditions, with common symptoms such as chronic fatigue, allergies, insomnia, troubling inflammations, and poor stress tolerance.  Yes, you can be tested for it, and naturopathic therapies are well suited to treat it.  Listen and learn more...

 

 

David Gabbe on Nutrition and the Vegan Diet

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Mon, 01/05/2009

 Host Dr. David Naimon interviews David Gabbe, author of "David's Pure Vegetarian Kitchen."  They discuss the vegan diet, with an emphasis on cooking and nutrition.

 

Dr. Michael Roizen and You: Being Beautiful

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Sun, 11/30/2008

On today's show, Dr David Naimon presents an interview with Dr. Michael Roizen, author of You: Being Beautiful

 While the world seems to revolve around the superficial elements of beauty, beauty is actually precisely perceived, purposeful, and rooted in hard science. External beauty is our brain’s barometer for measuring health. And research indicates that external beauty influences personality and behavior.

Yet beauty is much more than how we look.   It’s about how we feel and how we define our lives. In You: Being Beautiful Drs. Roizen and Oz provide detailed, innovative, and visual explanations about how beauty and the body work, and then give easy and actionable pieces of advice to help us nudge our beauty (inner and outer) to its maximum potential.

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Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry is Medicating a Nation

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Sun, 11/23/2008

 Dr. David Naimon hosts an Interview with Charles Barber about his book "Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry is Medicating a Nation."  Barber explores the ways pharmaceutical companies exert pressure on Americans to medicate themselves, how America has come to account for 66% of the global consumption of antidepressants,  and how without an industry to promote them, non-pharmaceutical approaches that have the potential to help millions, are tragically overlooked.

Large drug companies use various means to create an artificial need for their expensive (and highly profitable) products, then rush in to fill the orders.  Drug marketers intentionally blur the distinction between everyday problems and what used to be considered serious mental illness in such a way that people under the daily stress of modern life can be easily persuaded that a quick fix for stress lies in a pill bottle.  Direct-to-Consumer advertising plays a large role, as well as the time and expense related to non-drug therapeutic options, in convincing consumers to request medication in cases that just 10 years ago would have considered drugs to be inappropriate treatments.

 

Charles Barber was educated at Harvard and Columbia and worked for ten years in New York City shelters for the homeless mentally ill.  His book COMFORTABLY NUMB: How Psychiatry is Medicating a Nation, was released in 2008 to national media attention, including appearances on The Early Show and Fresh Air. His work has appeared in the The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Nation and Scientific American Mind. He has taught nonfiction writing at Wesleyan University. He is currently a senior executive at The Connection, an innovative social services agency, and a lecturer in psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine. He lives in Connecticut with his family.

 

 

Keeping Healthy this Winter with Chinese Diet Therapy

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Sun, 11/09/2008

 

Dr. David Naimon interviews local acupuncturist and herbalist, Ellen Goldsmith.  

They discuss ways to stay healthy this winter using Chinese diet therapy.  Recommended reading are Healing With Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford, and Staying Healthy With The Seasons by Dr. Elson Haas.

Dr. David Naimon

 

Your Guide to the Seven Stage Journey Out of Depression

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Sun, 11/02/2008

 Host Dr. David Naimon interviews Dr. James S. Gordon about his book "Unstuck:  Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression"    Heralded by holistic doctors from  Andrew Weil to Dean Ornish to Christine Northrup,  Unstuck is a practical guide to healing depression without the use of anti-depressants by a world-renowned Harvard-trained psychiatrist.

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Susan Allport, author of The Queen of Fats: Why Omega-3s Were Removed From The Western Diet and What We Can Do To Replace Them.

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Sun, 10/26/2008

 Today, Host Dr. David Naimon interviews Susan Allport, the author of "The Queen of Fats: Why Omega-3s Were Removed From the Western Diet and What We Can Do to Replace Them."

Michael Pollan calls this book a "fascinating nutritional detective story."

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Dr. Iris Bell and Getting Whole, Getting Well: Healing Holistically From Chronic Illness

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Sun, 10/05/2008

 Dr. David Naimon conducts an interview with Dr. Iris Bell, board-certified psychiatrist, alternative medicine researcher,  award-winning author and university professor.  She will discuss her new book "Getting Whole, Getting Well:  Healing Holistically From Chronic Illness."  Instead of offering an encyclopedia of different therapies, Getting Whole, Getting Well helps you create a personalized holistic healing plan that works.  It guides the reader in choosing the best alternative therapies for their conditions, how to integrate alternative therapies into one's existing medical care, explaining what to expect and how long different therapies should take to work, and how to avoid common mistakes when using alternative medicine.

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Marion Nestle and Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine

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Sun, 09/28/2008

 Dr. David Naimon interviews Marion Nestle, author of of Food Politics and What to Eat, uncovers unexpected connections among the food supplies for pets, for farm animals and ultimately for humans, identifying huge gaps in the global oversight of food safety. Marion Nestle discusses her new book, Pet Food Politics: the Chihuahua in the Coal Mine.

Dr. David Naimon

 

Comments

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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