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The Chronic Cough Enigma

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Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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The Chronic Cough Enigma

If you have confusing and unexplained breathing problems or your asthma has not responded to treatment, this book is for you. The Chronic Cough Enigma is written for people who have been coughing for months or years and cannot get useful answers from their doctors. More than 20 million Americans suffer from what is known as enigmatic chronic cough. This book provides insights from Dr. Jamie Koufman’s almost forty years of successfully managing thousands of long-suffering cough patients. Indeed, the typical chronic cough patient who comes to her office has been coughing for more than a decade. This book provides the many who suffer from chronic cough new and potentially life-changing information and the potential to be cured.

Go Wild with Richard Manning

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Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Go Wild with Richard Manning

Today's guest is award-winning journalist and author Richard Manning.  Manning is co-author with Harvard Medical School Professor John Ratey of GO WILD, a book that argues that although civilization has rapidly evolved, our bodies have not kept pace. This mismatch affects every area of our lives, from our general physical health to our emotional wellbeing. Investigating the power of living according to our genes in the areas of diet, exercise, sleep, nature, mindfulness and more, GO WILD examines how tapping into our core DNA combats modern disease and psychological afflictions from Depression to Diabetes to Heart Disease. By focusing on the ways of the past, it is possible to secure a healthier and happier future, and GO WILD will show you how.

Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics is Fueling our Modern Plagues

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Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics is Fueling our Modern Plagues

In Missing Microbes, Dr. Martin Blaser invites us into the wilds of the human microbiome where for hundreds of thousands of years bacterial and human cells have existed in a peaceful symbiosis that is responsible for the health and equilibrium of our body. Now, this invisible eden is being irrevocably damaged by some of our most revered medical advances—antibiotics—threatening the extinction of our irreplaceable microbes with terrible health consequences. Taking us into both the lab and deep into the fields where these troubling effects can be witnessed firsthand, Blaser not only provides cutting edge evidence for the adverse effects of antibiotics, he tells us what we can do to avoid even more catastrophic health problems in the future.

Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success

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Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success

Over four billion people worldwide will survive a trauma during their lives. Some will experience severe post-traumatic stress. Most will eventually recover and return to life as normal. But sometimes, survivors do more than bounce back. Sometimes they bounce forward. Renowned psychology researchers David B. Feldman and Lee Daniel Kravetz interviewed dozens of men and women to understand how these individuals pushed beyond their experiences to attain greatness. We discover why certain delusions can be healthy, why forgiveness is good for the body, and why reflecting on death can lead to a better life. And, perhaps counterintuitively, we learn how positive thinking is not always a strategy toward the good.

Do Fathers Matter? What Science is Telling Us About the Parent We've Overlooked with Paul Raeburn

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Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Do Fathers Matter? What Science is Telling Us About the Parent We've Overlooked with Paul Raeburn

For too long, we’ve thought of fathers as little more than sources of authority and economic stability in the lives of their children. Yet cutting-edge studies drawing unexpected links between fathers and children are forcing us to reconsider our assumptions and ask new questions: What changes occur in men when they are “expecting”? Do fathers affect their children’s language development? What are the risks and rewards of being an older-than-average father at the time the child is born? What happens to a father’s hormone levels at every stage of his child’s development, and can a child influence the father’s health? Just how much do fathers matter?

Healthwatch on 07/14/14

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Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Toxin Toxout with Bruce Lourie

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Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Toxin Toxout with Bruce Lourie

Two of North America's leading environmental activists give practical and often surprising advice for removing toxic chemicals and cleansing our bodies and homes. There are over 80,000 synthetic chemicals in commerce today, including hormone-disrupting phthalates and parabens, cancer-causing pesticides, heavy metals and air pollutants. Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie use their outrageous experiments (they and their brave volunteers are the guinea pigs) to prove how easily our bodies absorb these chemicals from the foods we eat, the air we breathe, and the products we smear on our skin--day after day. Then they give us the good news about what is in our control and the steps we can take for reducing our toxic burden.

Healthwatch on 06/16/14

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Mon, 06/16/2014 - 11:10am - 11:30am
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Natural Solutions for Digestive Health with Dr. Jillian Sarno Teta

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Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Natural Solutions for Digestive Health with Dr. Jillian Sarno Teta

Based on the latest medical and nutritional research, Natural Solutions for Digestive Health provides anyone suffering from chronic or intermittent gut disorders the relief they seek. It covers everything from low-grade irritations such as bloating, gas, constipation, and lactose intolerance to more serious conditions such as ulcerative colitis, acid reflux, gallstones, diverticulitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. A special section focuses on pediatric digestive problems, and there's expert nutritional and dietary advice plus recipes to help ensure digestive health.   Natural Solutions for Digestive Health is written by naturopathic physician Dr. Jillian Sarno Teta and chef and food writer Jeannette Bessinger.  

The Disease Delusion with Dr. Jeffrey Bland

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Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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The Disease Delusion with Dr. Jeffrey Bland

For decades, Dr. Jeffrey Bland has been on the cutting edge of Functional Medicine, which seeks to pinpoint and prevent the cause of illness, rather than treat its symptoms. Managing chronic diseases accounts for three quarters of our total healthcare costs, because we’re masking these illnesses with pills and temporary treatments, rather than addressing their underlying causes, he argues. Worse, only treating symptoms leads us down the path of further illness.In The Disease Delusion, Dr. Bland explains what Functional Medicine is and what it can do for you. Outlining the reasons why we suffer chronic diseases from asthma and diabetes to obesity, arthritis and cancer to a host of other ailments, Dr.

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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

 Hosted by Dr. David Naimon

 

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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