Ebola: The Natural & Human History of a Deadly Virus by David Quammen

Program: 
Healthwatch
Air date: 
Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Ebola: The Natural & Human History of a Deadly Virus by David Quammen

“A frightening and fascinating masterpiece of science reporting that reads like a detective story.” —Walter Isaacson

In 1976 a deadly virus emerged from the Congo forest. As swiftly as it came, it disappeared, leaving no trace. Over the four decades since, Ebola has emerged sporadically, each time to devastating effect. It can kill up to 90 percent of its victims. In between these outbreaks, it is untraceable, hiding deep in the jungle. The search is on to find Ebola’s elusive host animal. And until we find it, Ebola will continue to strike. Acclaimed science writer and explorer David Quammen first came near the virus while he was traveling in the jungles of Gabon, accompanied by local men whose village had been devastated by a recent outbreak. Here he tells the story of Ebola—its past, present, and its unknowable future.

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Finding and Treating the Root Cause with Dr. Izabella Wentz

Program: 
Healthwatch
Air date: 
Mon, 12/01/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Finding and Treating the Root Cause with Dr. Izabella Wentz

What’s Really Going on in Hashimoto’s? Hashimoto's is more than just hypothyroidism. Most patients with Hashimoto's will present with acid reflux, nutrient deficiencies, anemia, intestinal permeability, food sensitivities, gum disorders and hypoglycemia in addition to the “typical” hypothyroid symptoms such as weight gain, cold intolerance, hair loss, fatigue and constipation. The body becomes stuck in a vicious cycle of immune system overload, adrenal insufficiency, gut dysbiosis, impaired digestion, inflammation, and thyroid hormone release abnormalities. This cycle is self-sustaining and will continue causing more and more symptoms until an external factor intervenes and breaks the cycle apart. The lifestyle interventions discussed in this book aim to dismantle the vicious cycle piece by piece. We start with the simplest modifications, by removing triggers, and follow with repairing the other broken systems to restore equilibrium, allowing the body to rebuild itself.

Herbal Antivirals: Natural Remedies for Emerging & Resistant Viral Infections with Stephen Buhner

Program: 
Healthwatch
Air date: 
Mon, 01/05/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Herbal Antivirals: Natural Remedies for Emerging & Resistant Viral Infections with Stephen Buhner

Take control of your health! Emerging viruses are becoming more virile and aggressive, and traditional medications are becoming less effective against them. In this companion to the best-selling Herbal Antibiotics, Stephen Harrod Buhner offers in-depth instructions on how to prepare and use herbal formulations to strengthen the immune system and treat viral infections such as SARS, influenza, and encephalitis.

 

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