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Healthwatch on 12/10/12

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Mon, 12/10/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Oregon Public Health Association, Part 2
Health and Health Care Forum: Oregon Public Health Association, Part 2

Health and Health Care Forum: Oregon Public Health Association, Part 2

Host Roberta Hall speaks with Kerri Lopez, staff member at Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, who works with tribal governments in Oregon, Idaho and Washington on developing policies and programs that are beneficial to their tribal members and employees. In the program she describes the policy approach as one in which she and tribal leaders discuss ways to address known health problems and helps them develop programs to meet their individual needs. Kerri gave a talk at the Oregon Public Health Association meetings in October and has served on the OPHA board. 

Healthwatch on 12/03/12

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Mon, 12/03/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Judith Horstmann on her recent book "The Healthy Aging Brain: Welcome to the New Old"
Judith Horstmann on her recent book "The Healthy Aging Brain: Welcome to the New Old"

Health and Health Care Forum hosted by Roberta Hall (Healthwatch is off this month)

A conversation with science writer Judith Horstmann concerning her recent book titled "The Healthy Aging Brain---Welcome to the New Old Age." Judith Horstmann, author of a series of books on the brain spoke at several cities in Oregon on a recent book tour and corrected many myths about aging and brain function and about aging and general health too, to the delight of all elders in the audience. Additionally, her book provides suggestions on maintaining a fully functional brain throughout life.

Healthwatch on 11/19/12

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Mon, 11/19/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Infectious Behavior: Brain-Immune Connections in Autism, Schizophrenia and Depression

Dr. David Naimon talks with Paul H. Patterson, developmental neurobiologist and author of Infectious Behavior: Brain-Immune Connections in Autism, Schizophrenia and Depression.  

"Neurobiologist Patterson has succeeded in his aim of crafting an accessible, even fascinating, book about one of the hottest topics in mental health."--Macleans

Healthwatch on 11/12/12

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Mon, 11/12/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Take Charge Of Your Chronic Pain

Host Dr. David Naimon talks with Dr. Peter Abaci, author of Take Charge of Your Chronic Pain: The Latest Research, Cutting-Edge Tools, and Alternative Treatments for Feeling Better.   Peter Abaci, MD, is board certified in anesthesia and pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He has been in private practice since 1996 and is the Medical Director and Co-Founder of the nationally recognized Bay Area Pain & Wellness Center, located in Los Gatos, California. 

Healthwatch on 11/05/12

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Mon, 11/05/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Kids Beyond Limits: Breakthrough Results for Children With Special Needs

Host. Dr David Naimon talks with Anat Baniel, about her book Kids Beyond Limits: The Anat Baniel Method for Awakening the Brain and Transforming the Life of Your Child with Special Needs.  Anat Baniel has established an international reputation for her work with special-needs children.   Supported by the latest brain research, The Anat Baniel Method uses simple, gentle movements and focus to help children diagnosed with autism, Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy or other developmental disorders.  Her book, Kids Beyond Limits,  guides parents through the nine essentials of the method, each one designed to harness the brain's capacity to heal itself -- with remarkable and sometimes immediate results.

Healthwatch on 10/15/12

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Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine

 The Encylopedia of Natural Medicine is a classic reference guide in the field. The recently released third edition is revised and expanded to include the latest cutting-edge natural therapies for the most common ailments.  Murray and Pizzorno present an evidence-based approach to wellness, based on firm scientific findings. They aim to dispel the notion that natural medicine isn’t “real medicine,” offering examples and studies that show the efficacy of a holistic approach to patient care. This book grounds the reader in the seven major tenets of natural medicine and covers important topics in health care today, including cancer prevention, detoxification, and internal cleansing.

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.

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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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