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CATEGORY:  ENVIRONMENT (CHEMICALS), HEALTH — 25.FEB.2015

Rating: 5 of 5 - Must-listening! Living on Earth

Plastics and Male Reproduction — A new study in the Journal of Human Reproduction finds that a common chemical used to create sperm flexibility in plastics can affect baby boys' development in the womb. Lead researcher Dr. Shanna Swan talks about the affect that phthalates have on the developing fetus and the threat they may pose to male reproductive health later in life.
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GP comment:  Hormone disruption affects all of us who live in the toxic soup sold as better living through chemistry. But hormone disruption especially affects development—fetuses, infants, children. It's nearly impossible to rid your life of plastic, but the better you do on that score, the healthier your family will be.

Original Show Pub Date: 20.Feb.2015

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 28.JAN.2015

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Life Matters

Anit-Inflammatory Properties of Glycine — Because most of us don't cook bones and cartilage into soup as previous generations did, we're missing essential nutrients, glycine among them. Dr. Joel Brind talks explains why the amino acid glycine is essential to regulating your body's inflammation. He recommends glycine supplementation, and talks about a study that suggests this can also be helpful for those facing type II diabetes.
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GP comment:  Pretty interesting. I've had some success with one specific form of magnesium that include glycine. Now I know why.

Original Show Pub Date: 14.Apr.2014

CATEGORY:  FOOD, HEALTH — 24.JAN.2015

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Susun Weed

Coffee—A Surprisingly Healthy Brew — Herbalist and alternative health guru Susun Weed talks about the many benefits of coffee. There are a few potential downsides, she says, but for most people, the data overwhelmingly show that coffee and caffeine help reduce risk in just about every major disease category.
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GP comment:  I was actually surprised there weren't more cautions against coffee consumption here. But I love coffee, so YEAY! I do have to wonder, though, how much of the protective effect is merely counterbalancing other bad habits. Nonetheless, since we are indeed creatures of (bad) habit, carry on with the slurping! Weed does add that while the coffee itself is good, the other things some of us put in it are ... not so much.

Original Show Pub Date: Aug.2013

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 21.JAN.2015

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good One Radio Network

The Skinny Gut Diet — When it comes to digestive disorders, Brenda Watson has dedicated her career to helping people achieve lasting health through improved digestive function. Topics here include ... doing alimentary detective work; true fermented vegetables vs. canned; solutions for constipation; how gut bacteria can drive weight issues; the importance of gut microbe variety; probiotic recommendations and the "with food" vs. "away from food" question.
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GP comment:  She's good, but for me, too much time was spent on "fat bacteria." I'm an ectomoprh!

Original Show Pub Date: 13.Jan.2015

CATEGORY:  MEDIA, HEALTH — 13.JAN.2015

Rating: 2 of 5 - OK; if you've got the time... On The Media

Futuristic Predictions That Came True in 2014man wearing communications equipment Futurist George Dvorsky talks about 2014's "breakthroughs" in science, technology, and culture, some of which seem right out of a sci-fi novel. This year, humanity landed on its first comet, a child was born to a woman with a transplanted womb, a fossilized sea shell forced us to reconsider our conceptions of human culture, and two people achieved silent brain-to-brain communication. Are we finally heading to the brave new Star Trek world?
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GP comment:  No, we're in total denial about the deep, perhaps unfixable flaws in the human experiment on this planet, so we compensate with increasingly complicated and weird experiments in science.

Original Show Pub Date: 09.Jan.2015

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 08.JAN.2015

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Progressive Film Hour

For Big Pharma, Money Talks, Science Walks — The film Money Talks: Profits Before Patient Safety exposes the way the pharmaceutical industry has come to dominate medicine. This clip features snippets from the film and interviews with filmmaker Holly Mosher, medical investigative journalist Jeanne Lenzer, and family doctor John Abramson. Topics include ... the deceptive tactics used by big drug companies; the art of using misleading advertising to lure consumers and using attractive drug reps to lure doctors; "trade-secret deaths"—the legal/regulatory trick box that has been created so some types of drug-related patient deaths go unreported; how medical research and knowledge has shifted from public good to private profit; how drug studies are designed to support product sales, not the best medical information.
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GP comment:  We all are well advised to stay away from the products of the pharmaceutical industry as much as possible. Once they get their claws in you, it's a downward spiral of "drugs to cure ills and other drugs to cure side effects."

Original Show Pub Date: 23.Dec.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 31.DEC.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen New Tech City

Are Our Screens the Stuff of Nightmares for Good Sleep Patterns? — New research finds that not only are our computers, tablets, and smart phones keeping our brains awake and engaged later and later into the evenings, the emanations from their screens are disrupting healthy sleep patterns, and the impacts are worse than scientists previously suspected.
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GP comment:  The behavioral problems that lead to bad sleep run the gamut, from what/when we eat and drink to our preference for conscious activities over restorative sleep. The brainwave effects of screens are just one more problem to put on the pile.

Original Show Pub Date: 24.Dec.2014 ~~ Original story title: Screens Really are a Nightmare for Sleep

CATEGORY:  FOOD, HEALTH — 23.DEC.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Diet Science

Health Effects of Cinnamon — Cinnamon has been used as medicine since biblical times. Today it is even being studied for possible protection against viruses and diabetes. Dee McCaffrey explores whether small amounts of cinnamon every day can help you be healthier.
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GP comment:  This report conflates results of studies using high-dose concentrates of cinnamon's essential oils to long-term use of small amounts of cinnamon powder. That's an inappropriate extrapolation. That said, the evidence is strong that cinnamon is a good thing when included in the diet—assuming you tolerate it. My other complaint here is that they do not discuss the different varieties of cinnamon—I know there are at least two—and whether the health effects vary.

Original Show Pub Date: 15.Dec.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 18.DEC.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good One Radio Network

Functional Diagnostic Nutrition for Solving Health MysteriesReed Davis Reed Davis talks about his "functional diagnostic nutrition" approach to solving health mysteries. When allopathic doctors fail, this Columbo of health problems steps in and doggedly pursues the solution. Topics include ... things you need to clean up, no matter what problems you're having; getting out of the cycle of "trial and error"; choosing a probiotic—the more diverse the friendly flora in the gut, the better; hormones and bone density; the effects of stress on hormones; things to do at home to detoxify daily.
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GP comment:  Very good. Functional medicine is the only sane approach to chronic health issues.

Original Show Pub Date: 09.Dec.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 15.DEC.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Fresh Air

Girls Hitting Puberty Earlier, But Why?girl looking a letter cubes Many girls are beginning puberty at an early age, developing breasts and pubic hair sooner than girls of previous generations. Two doctors have written a book called The New Puberty that looks at the percentage of girls who are going through early puberty, the environmental, biological and socioeconomic factors that influence when puberty begins, and whether early puberty is linked with an increased risk of breast cancer. Authors Julianna Deardorff and Louise Greenspan explain.
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GP comment:  This starts off with an interesting discussion of the science of possible factors in why girls are starting puberty sooner than they used to, but about half-way in it devolves into a generic discussion of parenting topics.

Original Show Pub Date: 02.Dec.2014 ~~ Original story title: How Girls Are Developing Earlier In An Age Of New Puberty

CATEGORY:  ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH — 05.DEC.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Sea Change Radio

Tis The Season For A Good Guideshopper in front of refrigerator case It's that time of year, again: the season of giving ... or at least the season of buying. When you're perusing the shelves, be they virtual or actual, what matters to you? Beyond price, quality, and value, what about knowing how the company that made the product treats its workers, the extent to which production depletes natural resources, and what impact this product has on the environment? Many of us care about these things in the abstract, but it's difficult to put our tenets into practice. If only there were an app. But there is! Dara O'Rourke explains the Good Guide, a website and smart phone app that consumers can use to make informed "green" decisions on what they're buying.
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GP comment:  Few of us can resist the draw of consumerism, so you might as well ka-ching your purchases in the right direction.

Original Show Pub Date: 02.Dec.2014

CATEGORY:  COLLAPSE, HEALTH — 05.DEC.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Off-the-Grid News

Could You Survive Without Modern Medicine?Dr. Joe Alton and Amy Alton If there were a natural disaster or a grid-down scenario in your area and a family member needed medical attention, would you know what to do? Dr. Joe Alton and his wife Amy Alton—better known as Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy—talk about which techniques we need to know and which supplies we need to keep in stock to stay healthy when help is not on the way. They are the authors of the Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine Handbook. Topics include how to get started in putting together a medical kit; whether you should concentrate on natural medicine, traditional medicine, or both; and why you can't trust what the government says when a pandemic hits.
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GP comment:  Supplies and basic training are a great idea ... though such prepping is easy to put off, I must admit.

Original Show Pub Date: 06.Nov.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH, EMPIRE — 24.NOV.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Radio Parallax

The Psychopath Inside — When UC Irvine neuroscientist James Fallon was studying the brain scans of known psychopaths alongside the brain scan of a "normal" control—himself—he discovered something fascinating and troubling: the scans showed that he too had the brain structure of a psychopath. This forced Fallon to reevaluate what psychopathy means, both in clinical terms and in practical terms. He talks about his odyssey and the conclusions it led him to.
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GP comment:  This is insightful and entertaining. I do disagree, though, with one of Fallon's conclusions: He says we need "good psychopaths" as enforcers against the "bad psychopaths." I say, if the psychopathic subset of humans were to disappear altogether, I am quite sure this would be a happier planet.

Original Show Pub Date: 06.Nov.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 19.NOV.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good One Radio Network

Insights on Hormones, HCG and Getting Back to Good HealthDr. Jonathan Wright Dr. Jonathan Wright is a "medical detective" who has perused over 50,000 research papers about hormones and other body systems; diet, vitamins, and minerals; botanicals, and other natural substances designed to heal. He specializes in non-drug treatments for chronic health problems. Topics in this show include .... the history of bioidentical hormone use; why many may have gluten issues even though they don't feel it; how HCG can regenerate the nervous system and hormones; uterine fibroid issues; free testosterone and free estrogen; medical uses of lithium at low dose; the osteoporosis-diabetes connection; why compounding pharmacies are endangered.
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GP comment:  This is a firehose of information. Each individual's ears will find the things that may be relevant to him or her, so put on your slicker and listen up.

Original Show Pub Date: 13.Nov.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH, FOOD — 27.OCT.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good One Radio Network

How the Biochemistry of Cooking Food Impacts HealthDr. Bob Marshall Bob Marshall uses biochemistry to understand the deepest levels of how nutrients work in the body, and how unwanted substances degrade the body. Topics here include .... using low-heat methods for preparing foods that can't be eaten raw; how frying, grilling, and baking damage food in a way that wreaks havoc on the body; how most people are falling short on mineral intake and food digestion; the problem of anti-nutrients in otherwise wholesome foods like beans, nuts, seeds, and grains.
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GP comment:  I have no doubt that Marshall's science has merit, and we would all be well advised to consider his observations and advice. But at some point, life is not just about optimizing longevity; it's also about enjoyment, and tasty food is part of that. Some food is tasty raw or "warmed"; some isn't. Everyone must find their own balance between palate and preservation.

Original Show Pub Date: 16.Oct.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 13.OCT.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Radio Parallax

Big Ag Holds Fast (and Loose) on Antibiotics in Meat Animals — Despite protests from the medical industry, which says antibiotic effectiveness is being degraded, the industrial meat growers show no sign of giving up their practice of overusing pharmaceuticals in their animal-raising practices. Other health-news topics include the cost of drugs; statins vs. diet and exercise; vitamins and supplements.
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GP comment:  Humans overuse antibiotics too, just not as badly.

Original Show Pub Date: 11.Sep.2014 Original Title: The latest sham in efforts to remove antibiotics from our meat

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 08.OCT.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Democracy Now

US Healthcare Fails on End-of-Life Care — Despite our advances in medicine, Dr. Atul Gawande calls for a radical transformation in how we approach the end of life. He says a rigid focus on prolonging life can often undermine what is best for a dying patient. "Medical science has rendered obsolete centuries of experience, tradition, and language about our mortality," Gawande offers. "Our reluctance to honestly examine the experience of aging and dying has increased the harm we inflict on people and denied them the basic comforts they most need."
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GP comment:  He's too hesitant on assisted suicide—an obvious human right—but Gawande offers many excellent insights into issues related to eldercare and how society looks at life and death.

Original Show Pub Date: 07.Oct.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 30.SEP.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good One Radio Network

Jess Armine, The Sherlock Holmes of Chronic DiseasesJess Armine Jess Armine practices functional medicine and has been a health care provider for over three decades, now specializing in difficult-to-treat cases. Topics here include ... bio-individualized medicine; how the Standard of Care rules make some docs practice bad medicine; IV therapies; the biochemistry of the body; Leaky Gut Syndrome and rebuilding the gut to reduce inflammation.
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GP comment:  This is a blizzard of insights on how the body really works and the subtle systemic problems that can be difficult to diagnose and treat. One note: He confuses hybridized wheat with GMO wheat. The latter is not in production.

Original Show Pub Date: 23.Sep.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 26.SEP.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Infectious Myth

The CDC Vaccine Scandal — A vaccine scandal erupted recently at the CDC, with a CDC whistleblower leaking data about the suppression of the connection between the MMR vaccine and autism. Dr. Toni Bark explains why we can now say that the CDC's claim that it was unaware of any connection between MMR and autism is false, that it has been lying to US citizens to maintain the illusion that all vaccines are safe and have no significant risk of side effects.
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GP comment:  The vaccine issue is a bit tricky, as we see when Barks condemns the CDC and certain vaccines but is supportive of other vaccines. This is as it should be.

Original Show Pub Date: 02.Sep.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 08.SEP.2014

Rating: 2 of 5 - OK; if you've got the time... Awakening to Conscious Co-Creation

The Chi of Change — Is there a way out of anxiety, depression, overeating, fear, phobias, addiction, insomnia, trauma, and low self-esteem—without taking pills? Peter Field will explain how your subconscious mind has been programmed to make you feel the way you feel; how these programs can be rapidly changed through the right kind of hypnotherapy; how your most difficult feelings and emotions can help you change your life for the better.; and how you can live a balanced, meaningful life and move forward in confidence and harmony with yourself and your world.
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GP comment:  Pretty much a straight-up discussion of hypno-psychotherapy. The cases discussed are interesting enough, but I was hoping for more insights into WHY hypnotherapy works.

Original Show Pub Date: 18.Jun.2014

CATEGORY:  ENVIRONMENT (PESTICIDES), HEALTH — 06.SEP.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Making Contact

Pesticides—Homes, Farms, and Kids — The pesticide chlorpyrifos was deemed toxic enough that it has been banned for household use. But the pesticide is still allowed for farm use, so what about the continued effects on the health of farmworkers and their children? What about pesticide drift into unintended areas? What about other pesticides—are we protecting children in general from their development-disruption effects?
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GP comment:  Most insecticides act through some sort of nerve disruption but also may act as endocrine disruptors. Why aren't parents more concerned about what they spray around their houses and lawns, or what others spray on nearby farms or road berms?

Original Show Pub Date: 27.Aug.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 26.AUG.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Fresh Air

Why We Feel Terrible After Too Many Drinks — To understand why drinking can make us feel so good—and so bad—you have to know a little about biochemistry, says journalist Adam Rogers, author of Proof: The Science of Booze. Rogers talks about the myths and realities of hangovers, including how hangovers can be an inflammatory response, like the flu.
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GP comment:  Don' ferget about the dain bramage.

Original Show Pub Date: 18.Aug.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 18.AUG.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen On The Media

No, Ebola is NOT Coming to the US — The ebola outbreak in West Africa is unprecedented in size and geographic scope. But contrary to what the media suggests, it is definitely not coming to the United States. Dr. Daniel Bausch, an expert on the ebola virus, explains the nature of ebola and what the media keeps missing.
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GP comment:  Central bankers are the main plague in the US.

Original Show Pub Date: 15.Aug.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH, FOOD — 15.AUG.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen One Radio Network

Lita Lee on Food, Enzymes, Thyroid Function, and Overall HealthLita Lee Lita Lee, PhD talks about the importance of proper digestion and assimilation of food, as well as the importance of proper thyroid function, to overall health. Are you eating healthy foods and still not as well as you think you should be? Whatís wrong with fish oil and most cooking oils? Why can't people be healthy on a vegan diet? Why does everyone need gelatin for joint health? What is the connection between rheumatoid arthritis and thyroid function? Why types of digestive enzymes work best?
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GP comment:  Interesting material, but Ms. Lee could be a lot clearer in her presentation.

Original Show Pub Date: 17.Jul.2014

CATEGORY:  FOOD, HEALTH — 07.AUG.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Diet Science

Gelatin—The Cure for Your Joints and Leaky Gut? — Dee McCaffrey discusses the benefits on consuming gelatin, explaining why it works and what types of gelatin to get. (Hint: It's not Jello, and it's not even Knox.)
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GP comment:  I tried Knox a couple times. Now I know why it didn't work.

Original Show Pub Date: 28.Jul.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 24.JUL.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good One Radio Network

Understanding the Connections Between the Cancer Protocols of Gerson, Revici, Burzynski, Hoxsey, and Others — There are many people who claim to have THE alternative therapy that can cure cancer. Some of these practitioners present compelling evidence. But what is the meta theme? What are the overarching biological principles that cut through the basket of most-promising therapies? Steve Mitchell has spent countless hours reviewing medical literature about these therapies and talks here about what we know and what we don't know.
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GP comment:  Mitchell is not a medical man, but he has a sharp mind and serves as an honest evaluator of the various therapies, whether they work in practice, and WHY they work.

Original Show Pub Date: 08.Jul.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 09.JUL.2014

Rating: 5 of 5 - Must-listening! One Radio Network

The Disease DelusionJeffrey Bland Dr. Jeffrey Bland explains the principles of functional medicine and how it is designed to consider the biochemistry of the body as well as the individual quirks that we all have. It avoids the standard Western medicine "disease model," which largely treats symptoms while ignoring the underlying malfunction that is causing the problems.
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GP comment:  I read one of Bland's books about 15 years ago. It, along with books by two of his peers, Leo Galland and Sydney Baker, completely changed the way I view health and health care.

Original Show Pub Date: 17.Jun.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 27.JUN.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Quirks and Quarks

Malnutrition and the Microbiomemalnourished child with mother One of the tragedies of malnutrition in children is that the problems don't end when the hunger stops. A new study has shown that the microbial communities in the gut of children who experience malnutrition seem to be compromised over the long term and don't recover even after therapy and a return to a normal diet. Microbiologist Jeff Gordon led a team that found that the "microbiome" of these children seemed to be stuck in an immature state—not developing as it does under normal circumstances. This means that the children probably can't digest food properly, and leads to long term health issues, including stunted growth, a damaged immune system, and even neurological problems. Dr. Gordon hopes that understanding this problem better might lead to more effective therapies that take the gut microbiome into account.
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GP comment:  Much of the info here is also applicable to Westerners having health issues related to gut malfunction.

Original Show Pub Date: 07.Jun.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 23.JUN.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen One Radio Network

Deanna Minich Food, Spirit & Quantum Healing — Nutritionist Deanna Minich talks about how we can navigate the choppy seas of health advice and information. Itís important to keep in mind whether or not the entity funding a study or promoting a "result" has a financial interest in the product, directly or indirectly. Nutrition is becoming more personalized; different diets suit different bodies. Going overboard and becoming too dependent upon supplements may backfire. Intermittent fasting allows the mitochondria to go through a self cleaning process. Quantum Healing means making small changes for big results.
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GP comment:  Good basic info; I suspect she has a lot more to say than we heard here.

Original Show Pub Date: 16.Jun.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 18.JUN.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good One Radio Network

The Addiction to Waking—Getting to the Heart of Sleep DisordersRubin Naiman Rubin Naiman talks about a variety of issues related to sleep and how it impacts health. Topics include ... most of us are addicted to waking and suffer from hyper-arousal; sleep is inside of us, we must allow it to come; sleep as meditation; lucid sleeping; how even low light affects sleep; the importance of dreaming; why hypnogogic dreams are technically called hypnogogic hallucinations; narcolepsy; the problem of night-shift work; melatonin, valerian, and sleeping pills.
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GP comment:  There are few things one can do to improve health that work better than consistently getting good sleep.

Original Show Pub Date: 05.Jun.2014

CATEGORY:  GMOs, FOOD, HEALTH — 06.JUN.2014

Rating: 5 of 5 - Must-listening! What Women Must Know

The Truth About GMOs and Your Health — Top GMO watchdog Jeffrey Smith offers a flawless review of the politics, science, and dangers of genetically modified organisms in our food supply. Topics include gut disease from GM Bt toxin and from glyphosate, the top GMO pesticide; risks for infants and children; multiple tipping points that suggest consumers are winning the battle against GMOs, despite the political clout and dirty tricks of Monsanto and the rest of the GMO specters.
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GP comment:  Must-listening for anyone who eats food.

Original Show Pub Date: 29.May.2014

CATEGORY:  FOOD, HEALTH — 05.JUN.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Nutrition Diva

Fructose Malabsorption and Gut Issues — Fruit is usually a healthy choice, but for those with fructose malabsorption, the wrong kind of fruit (or too much of it) can cause painful consequences. Nutrition Diva explains how to deal with fructose malabsorption.
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GP comment:  I suspect a related issue is the amount of FOS in some of these foods, like artichokes. FOS is not necessarily your friend.

Original Show Pub Date: 03.Jun.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 02.JUN.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Let's Create A Better World

The Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation — Kevin Mottus talks about the data on cell phone radiation and the problems it causes. Topics include ... brain tumors related to cell phones; tumors in areas where people carry phones; and wireless in schools. Mottus notes that the lead time for cancer related to cell phone radiation is 10-15 years. That's just about the amount of time cell phones have had wide market penetration, so we can expect cell phone-related cancers to start rising sharply now.
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GP comment:  Value your land line -- if you can get one!

Original Show Pub Date: 17.May.2014

CATEGORY:  MEDIA, HEALTH — 30.MAY.2014

Rating: 5 of 5 - Must-listening! On The Media

Health Reporting—The Worried Well Whipped Into A Frenzymedical symbol Health news reporting is plagued by imprecision, false correlation, and general public confusion. Gary Schwitzer has devoted his life to reviewing how health news is reported and, more often than not, mis-reported. Schwitzer discusses his new study, ďA Guide to Reading Health Care News Stories,Ē and the impact of bad health reporting.
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GP comment:  Most reporters and the public come up short on critical thinking and analysis skills, which is one reason why the propaganda that flows from the corp-gov cabal through mainstream media to the public is so effective.

Original Show Pub Date: 23.May.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 29.MAY.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good One Radio Network

Environmental Aspects of Health and DiseaseWilliam J. Rea, M.D. William J. Rea, M.D. explains how various environmental exposures may cause sleep disturbances; learning disorders; inflammation of blood vessels, the colon, and the bladder; as well as a host of other inflammatory problems. Exposures may relate to machinery, carpets, cleaning supplies, perfume, exhaust, smog, pollen, mold, animal dander, EM radiation, and many other ubiquitous but hidden substances. Topics include ... WiFi towers near schools and cancer; humans as electrical beings; the dangers of GMOs; water pollution; indoor air quality; dental implants; the benefits of sweating; chemical smells and toxicity.
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GP comment:  We are tricky little bio-electric machines. It's a miracle we work at all.

Original Show Pub Date: 31.Mar.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT (CHEMICALS) — 02.MAY.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Living on Earth

Flea Collar Chemical Banned To Protect Toddlerstoddler playing with dog The EPA has banned certain flea and tick collars for cats and dogs because young children touching their pets can get exposures to unhealthful amounts of pesticides. The move came in response to lawsuits filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council. NRDC Senior Scientist Miriam Rotkin-Ellman explains which collars are the problem and says there are safer alternatives.
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GP comment:  Any form of pesticide in the home should be avoided. That includes antibacterial soap!

Original Show Pub Date: 25.Apr.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 01.MAY.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good What Women Must Know

Epigenetics—Alter Your Genes, Create a Better You — The bulk of our genetic encoding is not imparted to us at birth but rather is created on-the-fly as we react to our life taking place. Dawson Church explains the science behind epigenetics, with a focus on the role stress and other emotional disturbances have on our health and genetics. He also shares how to apply "EFT," a self-help technique that can alter your gene expression and reset your health.
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GP comment:  Our thoughts definitely have a lot to do with out health. Genes are, at the most basic level, biochemistry; so it's no surprise that they can be influenced by things (such as stress) that affect our biochemistry.

Original Show Pub Date: 22.Apr.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 29.APR.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Food Sleuth Radio

Allergy Trends, Solutions, and the Amish — Allergist Mark Hobreich, M.D. discusses allergy trends and how to live well with allergies. He also talks about his research on allergies—or the lack thereof—in Amish farming communities. Health pathways like raw milk and exposure to more antigens early in life are evaluated as possible causes for the lack of allergies.
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GP comment:  This is the best explanation of the "Amish phenomenon" I've heard.

Original Show Pub Date: 24.Apr.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 23.APR.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen What Women Must Know

Functional Medicine—Best of Both Worlds — Dr. Dicken Weatherby is a functional medicine practitioner. He has created online training programs in his system of functional diagnosis and has trained thousands of practitioners worldwide. Here he discusses the wide variety of ailments that can be better diagnosed and addressed by combining Western diagnostic tools with Eastern health wisdom.
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GP comment:  Yes, no point in throwing out appropriate technology just to be an unhealthy purist.

Original Show Pub Date: 10.Apr.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 19.APR.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Nutrition Diva

Soil-Based Organismsseedling growing in rich soil Soil-based organisms are beneficial bacteria that some people believe are more helpful than the bacteria in probiotic foods like yogurt. Are they better? And are these products safe?
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GP comment:  I've done two trials with Primal Defense, the original SBO probiotic. The first time—about 8-10 years ago—was helpful. The second time, more recently, was not—I think because they had changed their formula to be less SBOs and more traditional probiotics. As for Prescript-Assist, which is mentioned in the clip, I tried it recently with no noticable benefit.

Original Show Pub Date: 01.Apr.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 16.APR.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Corbett Report

SSRIs and Violent BehaviorDr. David Healy Professor of psychiatry Dr. David Healy discusses the issue of antidepressants and behavior modification, including the link between SSRIs and mass shootings. Healy resists the temptation to make a blanket statement that SSRIs cause crazy, violent behavior. But he does say that the statistical correlation is sufficient to suggest that SSRIs cause SOME people to go nuts in the worst sort of way, and that patients and families should be warned whenever these medications are prescribed.
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GP comment:  SSRIs are one of the most overprescribed drugs. It seems inevitable that a drug designed to modify the central nervous system will occasionally have bizarre and tragic unintended side effects.

Original Show Pub Date: 10.Apr.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH, FOOD, PESTICIDES — 15.APR.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Living on Earth

Study Links Pesticides and Lowered IntelligenceCAUTION - pesticide spraying in progress - proceed at own risk Studies conducted in the Salinas Valley and New York City have found that the effects of pesticides on development in children can be similar to those of lead, including lower IQs and slower mobility. Journalist Susan Freinkel discusses the findings.
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GP comment:  Freinkel soft-pedals on her recommendations. Forget that "wash the pesticides off" nonsense—washing reduces but does not eliminate pesticide residue. Buy organic, or grow 'em yourself. And for heaven's sake, if you are still using lawn chemicals or "Turfbuilder" type products, STOP!

Original Show Pub Date: 11.Apr.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 05.APR.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Love, Lust, and Laughter

Sexual Health for Older Men — Topics include... the life story of the (aging) penis; testosterone issues and the nuances of bioidentical hormone replacement; personality attractiveness vs. physical attractiveness; the importance of stress management and regular exercise to good sex; improving sexual stamina. This is part 2 of the interview with Dr. Dudley Danoff.
Download/listen   55:46

GP comment:  If you are offended by the word "penis," this one will not be for you.

Original Show Pub Date: 25.Mar.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 03.APR.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good One Radio Network

What's Eating You—Testing for ParasitesRaphael d'Angelo Raphael d'Angelo, M.D. talks about his "detective work" trying to help people overcome gut issues, particularly those related to parasites. Topics include, why a compromised immune system may not handle parasites well; common symptoms of parasites; a 3-month program that almost always gets protozoans out; essential oils for taking care of parasites; candida overgrowth in the gut; the sugar problem; parasites from pets; is it possible to have no symptoms and still have parasites?
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GP comment:  We all have a few; overgrowth is the problem.

Original Show Pub Date: 24.Mar.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 29.MAR.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Nutrition Diva

Cancer Prevention—Beyond Good Dietveggies in heart shape The Centers for Disease Control recently hosted a meeting at which experts from several different fields discussed "Opportunities for Cancer Prevention During Midlife." Why midlife? As the authors wrote, "Positive changes during this phase of life have the potential to prevent cancer incidence later in life, making this phase an opportune time for targeted prevention efforts to facilitate healthy aging and increased longevity." Nutrition Diva agrees but thinks the recommendations outlined in their report make sense at any age.
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GP comment:  Pretty good coverage. One nit: The reason the "data are not there" to support the connection between chemicals and cancer is that studies and researchers showing such connections are ruthlessly attacked by industry. Buy organic; grow your own.

Original Show Pub Date: 11.Mar.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 27.MAR.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Beyond 50

Parent Essential Oils, Not Fish Oil — Brian Peskin discusses a torrent of research that will strike us alternative-health types as wrong—that fish oils are not only unhelpful in solving most physical ailments, they oxidize so rapidly that they actually cause problems in the body. Peskin explains why the supplement industry promotes the seemingly "irrational madness" that leads so many health providers to unwittingly prescribe or recommend pharmacological overdoses of marine oils and other oils. Peskin's solution is Parent Essential Oils—those that the body cannot manufacture from other food substrates.
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GP comment:  I heard Peskin a couple of years ago—he's really sharpened his message. However, his diminution of exercise is overstated.

Original Show Pub Date: 21.Mar.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 21.MAR.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Fresh Air

In Digestion—What Happens To The Food We Eat? — Mary Roach, author of Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, reviews some of the many fascinating details of the human digestive system, from the mouth on down. Roach wants readers to say not that "this is gross" but instead "this is interesting! ... and, OK, maybe a little gross."
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GP comment:  Interesting enough, though there's nothing here to help people solve gut issues.

Original Show Pub Date: 14.Mar.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 15.MAR.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen One Radio Network

The Truth About Artificial SweetenersJanet Starr Hull Janet Starr Hull talks about the damaging effects of artificial sweeteners. Topics include saccharin vs. aspartame vs. sugar alcohols vs. sugar vs. honey vs. maple syrup (vs. nothing!); health effects of artificial sweeteners; reversing artificial-sweetener toxification; the dark history of aspartame.
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GP comment:  Less sweetener better than more, but not as good as none. Natural sweetener better than artificial, period.

Original Show Pub Date: 13.Feb.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 14.MAR.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Electric Politics

Healing by HandThe Energy Cure It's difficult to say which is more astonishing: that it's possible to cure a fatal illness by opening energy gates with mental concentration, or that mainstream medical science has so blinkered itself that it refuses to examine the data. But data there is, in abundance. Dr. William F. Bengston, author of The Energy Cure, has been doing anomalous scientific research for decades and has produced revolutionary, consistently replicable results. The establishment medical journals, however, won't consider "these kinds of papers."
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GP comment:  The analysis of the corrupt politics of the medical establishment is interesting enough, but I would have liked to hear more about how his healing approach works and examples of cures.

Original Show Pub Date: 21.Feb.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 11.MAR.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Against the Grain

Mammograms—Reevaluating the Risk-Benefit Calculation — Do mammograms save lives? Not according to an extensive study of 90,000 women over a quarter century. Historian of science Robert Aronowitz discusses the history of mammograms and the problematic notion of risk. He says the strong bias of most doctors is to recommend standard mammograms and other supposed cancer preventatives, but this is not supported by science or outcome statistics. Then Ellen Leopold explores the Cold War medical use of the byproducts of the nuclear industry, as well as our exposure to radiation today.
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GP comment:  By far the best approach to cancer is to reduce your exposure to specific risk factors related to smoking, alcohol, food, and environmental toxins. To be effective, though, that needs consistent commitment.

Original Show Pub Date: 26.Feb.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 07.MAR.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen ExtraEnvironmentalist

Addiction Thinkingman standing in cloud of smoke As the energy/technology revolution of the last 150 years granted us a surplus of leisure time and money, our ability to indulge in addictive behaviors rose. Today, screen-based addictions are piling on top of more traditional addictions like alcohol, drugs, food, and porn. Addiction expert Stanton Peele discusses the proper framing of the addiction concept and talks about ways to escape addictive behavior. Then Charles Eisenstein discusses our addiction to the stories by which we define ourselves and our civilization, as well as how we might respond in the future as the stories look less and less like reality.
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GP comment:  A little wonky, but important, given the general public's preoccupation with just about anything except the basic planetary issues that threaten our existence.

Original Show Pub Date: 27.Feb.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 04.MAR.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Peak Prosperity

Inflammation From Our Diet Is Killing Us Slowly — Medical research now suggests that inflammation is a key factor in the aging process. In particular, diet-caused inflammation wears down our internal systems, resulting in impaired performance (e.g., leaky gut, weight gain) and disease (e.g., diabetes, heart disease). Dr. David Seaman discusses diet-based inflammation—how it arises, the damage it does to our bodies, and the dietary changes we can make to reduce our exposure to it.
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GP comment:  I particularly like that he mentions "large quantities of green vegetables" multiple times as a key to mediating the body's ability to use protein, fats, and starches.

Original Show Pub Date: 22.Feb.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH, CHEMICALS — 28.FEB.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Natural News

Mercury Toxicity and You — Mercury toxicity expert Chris Shade explains how humans are exposed to mercury, what it does to us, and how we can avoid it. Topics include organic mercury vs. inorganic mercury vs. elemental mercury; why testing must combine urinalysis and hair analysis; synergistic toxicity between mercury, cadmium, and lead; how the dental lobby stands in the way of sensible mercury regulations; how to get rid of mercury if you have it.
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GP comment:  A bit wonky, but very informative.

Original Show Pub Date: 22.Feb.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 25.FEB.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Love Lust and Laughter

The Power of Positive (Penis) Thinking — Urologist Dudley Danoff discusses the themes in his book Penis Power: The Ultimate Guide to Male Sexual Health. Topics here include ... self-doubt as the biggest enemy of good erections; dealing with mismatches in the desire levels of partners; penis size; sex after 60; Viagra and other therapies; erectile dysfunction as a manifestation of some other underlying health condition; the importance of a good relationship and emotional intimacy to good sex.
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GP comment:  Hmmm. Old TV show, Home Improvement, where Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor's catch phrase was "More Power!" And all this time I thought he was talking about circular saws and leaf blowers.

Original Show Pub Date: 18.Feb.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 20.FEB.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good What Women Must Know

The Great Cholesterol Con — Doctors in general and cardiologists in particular are very concerned about cholesterol levels and routinely recommend statin drugs for their patients. But Dr. Malcolm Kendrick says the evidence for cholesterol as a danger is entirely absent if one looks carefully at the body's biochemistry pathways. In fact, cholesterol is an essential compound for health. He discusses this medical disparity in detail and recommends a (non-statin) heart-healthy regimen.
Download/listen   53:55

GP comment:  More and more evidence points to diets low in sugars and low in processed food as the best way to go, not one low in healthy fats.

Original Show Pub Date: 13.Feb.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 12.FEB.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Diet Science

Coconut Oil and Oral Health — Dee McCaffrey explains how the practice of "oil pulling"—especially if the oil is coconut oil—can draw harmful bacteria out of your mouth and improve your breath and dental health.
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GP comment:  Coconut oil is also anti-fungal, which could be a positive for some people.

Original Show Pub Date: 10.Feb.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 31.JAN.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good One Radio Network

Your Health Depends on the Bacteria in Your Gut — Microbiologist Norman Robillard explains why the "fermentation potential" (FP) of a food is a critical consideration in how well that food will do in your gut. Topics covered include... how the FP is calculated; low-FP vs. low-carb vs. low-GI; typical conditions like small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Celiac disease, diverticulitis, and chronic constipation; why some probiotics can cause more problems than they solve; different types of sugars and fibers.
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GP comment:  This is very good. He takes on the vast complexity of digestive troubles—many of which are related to how our particular complement of gut bugs are interacting with our (and their!) food—without losing sight of the basic info needed by the average person to understand the material.

Original Show Pub Date: 23.Jan.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 30.JAN.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen YouTube

Burzynski—Cancer Is Serious Business — This clip is the first third of a film about the experimental cancer-treatment methods of Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, who uses antineoplastons to correct peptide deficiencies in his patients. In experiments on adults and children with brain tumors—one of the most difficult-to-treat cancers—his approach has achieved a cure rate of more than twice that of radiation and chemo. It's no surprise though, that the "cancer industry" is not supportive of this promising treatment, since it could undermine the current lucrative business model.
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GP comment:  A few years old, but the cancer industry is (ironically) alive and well, in all its horrific glory. If you want to watch the whole film, it is currently available for free on Hulu.

Original Show Pub Date: 18.Jan.2011

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 28.JAN.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Nutrition Diva

When Doctors Drop the Ball — When a person has a medical condition that is largely driven (or could be mitigated) by diet and nutrition, doctors are nonetheless much more likely to give the patient drugs rather than refer them to a nutritionist.
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GP comment:  Doctors, even good ones, are notoriously uneducated in the importance of diet, functional foods, food sensitivities, etc. to wellness.

Original Show Pub Date: 21.Jan.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH, EMPIRE — 27.JAN.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Electric Politics

The Logic Against the Affordable Care ActNew Yorker cover with Obama Margaret Flowers discusses the many troubling aspects of Obamacare and addresses many of the fallacious "benefits" touted by its supporters. She quickly gets to the nub of the problem: the US political system is utterly corrupt; it says it's interested in what's good for the people, but in practice it's clear that it's only interested in what's good for the corporations. So when it comes to making a law on health care—or anything else—we end up with something that is of, for, and by the corporations. She also points to the income disparity in the US and the predatory nature of capitalism as root problems to be addressed if we are to make true progress on health care and other issues.
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GP comment:  Rarely do I hear someone who so clearly understands that their pet issue cannot be solved within the current envelope of political reality. It's really up to the general populace to let go of their preconceptions and predetermined affiliations, throw out the current system, and install something that supports their deep, common interests. That means the Dem-GOP duopoly must be broken.

Original Show Pub Date: 17.Jan.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH, CHEMICALS — 23.JAN.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Radio EcoShock

Getting Toxics Out of Our Bodies — Are you accumulating harmful chemicals and metals in your body? If so, what about all those magic pills and therapies to detox? Do they work? Bruce Lourie talks about how we are exposed to chemicals in food, products, and our everyday environment; what they can do to us; and how we can get rid of them. His book on the topic is Toxin, Toxout, Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World.
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GP comment:  Sadly, the average person dismisses the idea that the sea of chemicals in which we live is a problem—until a health issue forces them to deal with the effects.

Original Show Pub Date: 15.Jan.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 21.JAN.2014

Rating: 2 of 5 - OK; if you've got the time... The Natural Nurse and Dr. Z

Flu Shot or Not? — Ellen Kamhi discusses the safety and efficacy—or lack thereof—of "the flu shot." What ingredients may not be safe? What are the politics? Who profits?
Download/Listen   55:04

GP comment:  The flu shot has risks, and its wide acceptance as safe is an exercise in mass delusion, as the next story details.

Original Show Pub Date: 14.Jan.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 21.JAN.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Natural News

Mainstream Media Shouts Flu Shot Benefits, Stays Silent on Risks — The mainstream media has utterly abandoned science in its zeal to encourage the public to get flu shots without mentioning the associated risks. All medical interventions carry inherent risk, and this is especially true in the case of vaccines, given that they admittedly contain mercury, MSG, formaldehyde and aluminum, all potent neurotoxic chemicals or heavy metals. Mike Adams reviews the facts.
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Original Show Pub Date: 19.Jan.2014

CATEGORY:  POLLUTION, HEALTH — 18.JAN.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Living On Earth

Air Pollution and Diabetes — We've long known that air pollution is bad for our lungs and can even cause cardiovascular disease, but as Doctor Sanjay Rajagopalan tells us here, recent research suggests that breathing dirty air in combination with a fatty diet can promote diabetes.
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GP comment:  Type 2 diabetes may correlate with air pollution, but it's a general disease of modern lifestyles. And just avoid the bad fats like trans fats and other artificial nonsense; healthy fats are good for you!

Original Show Pub Date: 10.Jan.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 16.JAN.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Beyond 50

Becoming a Lifestyle Warrior to Reverse karate kick at food (or Avoid) Type 2 Diabetes — Bruce Huck explains how to modify your lifestyle habits to combat Type 2 diabetes. Huck began his own shift after being diagnosed as "pre-diabetic," and with persistence, has brought his issues under control. Foodwise, he says one need not become an ascetic, but success requires a commitment to becoming a "lifestyle warrior."
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GP comment:  Type 2 is definitely controllable through diet and exercise. Start NOW.

Original Show Pub Date: 10.Jan.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 11.JAN.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Food Sleuth Radio

Bowel Problems, and How to Prevent Them — Niki Strealy discusses irritable bowel symptoms, the typical triggers, and ways to improve colon health.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   28:15

GP comment:  FOS supplements and functional foods are often touted as part of the solution for restoring gut flora balance. Bravo to Strealy for correctly fingering them as a problem for many people with gut issues.

Original Show Pub Date: 03.Jan.2014

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 07.JAN.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Nutrition Diva

Maca and Reproductive Health — Maca is a plant native to the high mountainous regions of Peru and has long been cultivated as both a food and medicinal plant. Maca is being promoted as a natural remedy for menopausal symptoms and various other aspects of sexual function as well, including male and female fertility, prostate problems, and, um, low spunkiness. Go to page  |  Download/Listen   9:13

GP comment:  Tried it once. Didn't do anything for me. But your mileage may vary.

Original Show Pub Date: 17.Dec.2013

CATEGORIES:  HEALTH, FOOD — 05.JAN.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Food Sleuth Radio

Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Neuro-Development, and Mental Health — Joseph Hibbeln, MD talks about his research on omega-3 fatty acids, neuro-development and mental health. Topics include how the modern diet has skewed the balance of essential fatty acids, what studies say about the benefits of fish vs. the risks of fish, and how flax oil fits into the picture.
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GP comment:  Watch out for fish oils that have not been assayed for mercury and other contaminants.

Original Show Pub Date: 22.Dec.2013

CATEGORY:  HEALTH — 05.JAN.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen One Radio Network

Holistic Hormonal Health and Natural Birth Control — Hannah Ransom explains the sympto-thermal method of fertility awareness, which assesses body temperature and cervical fluid as a measure of current fertility. She claims the method is over 99% effective. She also discusses some of the problems with another common method—The Pill.
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GP comment:  A 99.4% success rate means 6 out of 1000 times, it will still fail. However, many commonly used birth control methods have higher failure rates.

Original Show Pub Date: 10.Dec.2013

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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good One Radio Network

Why Can't I Get Better? — Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease — 25 Nov 2013 — Using Lyme Disease as a centerpiece, Dr. Richard Horowitz discusses difficult-to-solve health conditions, offering a multi-causal disease model where various pathogens and systemic imbalances make the conditions difficult to resolve. Dr. Horowitz has developed a 16-point treatment plan for combating chronic Lyme and similar diseases.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Corbett Report

Bruce Levine Dissects the DSM-5 — 05 Dec 2013 — Psychologist Bruce Levine discusses the DSM-5, the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) published by the American Psychiatric Association, which is essentially a special interest organization related to the pharmaceutical industry. He says the DSM-5 is now so broad and ridiculous in its (over)classification of conditions as psychiatric disease that the scientific credibility of the guide is being laughed at even by former supporters.
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen What Women Must Know

Meet Your Mitochondria — 07 Nov 2013 — Biochemistry expert Joseph L. Evans explains the importance of mitochondria to cellular function and good health. He explains how happy mitochondria can improve energy and provide cancer protection, and he offers suggestions on which supplements can foster improvements in mitochondrial function.
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Quirks & Quarks

Sleep Sweeps Out the Brain — 30 Nov 2013 — Sleep is necessary to our health and survival. Deprived of sleep for long enough, humans and animals will die. New imaging technology has revealed changes in the brains of mice as they went to sleep and awoke, showing the brain changing shape internally, shrinking its tissue, so that cerebral spinal fluid can circulate rapidly and remove waste products from the brain.
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen 11:11 with Simran Singh

Health Lessons from Centenarians — 14 Nov 2013 — Mario Martinez, author of The Mind Body Code, discusses the results of his study of centenarians—people 100+ years old. A few key ideas emerged from study the habits of these thriving elders: genetics are only about a quarter of what determines your health; the rest is biology, culture, and other factors. Moderation is key. Unlearning stress triggers can and must be done. Martinez also talks about strategies for dealing with peer pressure and social interactions without sacrificing health goals.
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Beyond 50

Qigong as Medical Treatment — 17 Oct 2013— Francis Bottone talks about the practice of Medical Qigong that balances and strengthens chi (life force energy), bring the body and mind into harmony. He also discusses how medical qigong has helped to improve the quality of life for those who suffer from fibromyalgia syndrome.
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QUICK FEED

On The Media, 01 Nov 2013
Obamacare and Your Current Plan—Actually, You Can't "Keep It"
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One Radio Network, 14 Oct 2013
Tony Pantalleresco:  Unlearning the Programs and Interpreting Health Information Correctly
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good One Radio Network

Is Organic Sulfur the Cure to What Ails You? — Sep 2013 — In part 1, researcher Patrick McGean lays out the evidence that methyl-sulfonyl-methane (MSM) can work wonders for many health conditions by improving oxygen transport into cells, which improves cellular regeneration. In his ongoing study, which includes 190,000 participants, improvements have been observed in a wide variety of conditions. He also explains why not all MSMs are equally effective. In part 2, which was done a week after part 1, Patrick Timpone discusses his personal experience with MSM and continues the conversation with McGean on the ins and outs of taking organic sulfur.
Part 1:  Go to page  |  Download/Listen   1:03:17
Part 2:  Go to page  |  Download/Listen   1:38:58

(GP comment:  I'm often curious about such supplements but rarely get around to trying them. This one, however, I am trying. No breakthroughs yet, but I am seeing minor improvement in some areas. Maybe it's for you, maybe not.)

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good One Radio Network

A Novel Approach to Healthcare Using Homeopathy, Nutrition, and Herbs — 03 Oct 2013 — Dr. John Abdo's topics include the health problems associated with simple carbs; the dangers of statin drugs; how sprouted-grain breads are a great move into low glycemic foods; the wisdom of blood type diets; why low sodium levels are not necessarily a good thing; three herbs that can be used to strengthen the adrenals; more.
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QUICK FEED

On The Media, 18 Oct 2013
First Weeks of HealthCare.gov More Line HealthCare.ugh!
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good One Radio Network

The Role of Enzymes, Diet and Stress Reduction in Maintaining Health and Curing Cancer — 10 Oct 2013 — Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez discusses a variety of health topics, including.... Our diet is one of the biggest offenders as to why we lack enzymes. Overly taxing the pancreas with white flour and sugar ultimately cause it to fail. Inflammation is the first step toward atherosclerosis. He also talks about the stress/cancer link, enzymes as cancer fighters, and whether or not the ketogenic diet can cure cancer. More....
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Nutrition Diva

Should You Take Antibiotics and Probiotics at the Same Time? — 06 Aug 2013 — Many of us inevitably need to take a course of antibiotics, and we know it's important to counter the gut-damaging side effects of antibiotics by taking a probiotic. But should we go ahead and start the probiotic simultaneously with the antibiotic?
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good One Radio Network

Taking the Mystery out of Health and Wellness — 03 Sep 2013 — Caroline Sutherland is a medical intuitive and practitioner in the fields of nutrition and energy medicine. Topics here include using pain as a diagnostic tool; addressing food allergies once and for all; the importance of hormone balance; practical, lasting solutions for weight loss; why, for most health issues, the first place to look is the gut.
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(GP comment:  The phrase "medical intuitive" may not engender initial confidence, but Sutherland has a keen sense of how the body works and offers well reasoned ideas on supplements and avoidances that can help specific health conditions.)

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Natural Nurse

Guido Mase on Bitters, Aromatics, and Tonics — 28 May 2013 — Clinical herbalist Guido Mase discusses the appropriate health uses of the three main classes of medicinal herbs—bitter, aromatic, and sweet/tonic.
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen One Radio Network

Jay Udani, MD on Fish Oil Supplements — 17 Sep 2013 — A research paper published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute recently caused concern for those taking fish oil supplements. But Jay Udani, MD explains that the story is not as simple as press releases sounded and "fish supplements bad" is not the conclusion to draw.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Nutrition Diva

All About ORAC Values — 23 Jul 2013 — Monica Reinagel discusses ORAC values, which are a measure of how many antioxidants a food has. But it's not quite that simple—there are other factors, such as how fast your body can use antioxidants, as well as the possibility of overdoing supplements.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Quirks & Quarks

The Encylco-pee-dia of Urine — 14 Sep 2013 — Urine has been used for millennia to detect disease, but the full chemical complexity of urine hasn't been explored until recently. Dr. David Wishart and his colleagues have just completed a comprehensive chemical analysis of urine, and found that it can contain upwards of 3,000 different substances. They think new techniques might allow us to discover much more from urine tests than we do currently, creating new ways to diagnose health conditions earlier and less invasively.
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Diet Science

Diatomaceous Earth—Nature's Scrubber — 02 Sep 2013 — Dee McCaffrey talks about the health benefits of diatomaceous earth (DE), a powdery substance with many uses, including pest control on pets, parasite control in livestock, and intestinal health in humans.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good One Radio Network

Magnesium and the Body's Biochemistry — 19 Aug 2013 — Dr. Carolyn Dean, author of How To Change Your Life With Magnesium, discusses the importance of this mineral to health as well as some of the nuances of using Mg supplements. She also discusses problems in allopathic medical establishment and the importance of starting with the body's biochemistry when addressing any chronic health issue.
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen One Radio Network

Learning to Listen to Your Body — 15 Aug 2013— So, you've tried all sorts of regimens but your health issues persist? Have you tried talking to your body? Blossom Benedict explains the concept and how to use it to heal yourself and stay well.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Awakening to Conscious Co-Creation

Bringing Sanity and Compassion to the Death Experience — 10 Jul 2013— Donna Corso discusses the journey of a little boy whose end-of-life choices were dictated by the laws of the state and Western medicine. She follows the struggles of the family as they tried desperately to protect the dignity of their child, who faced terminal bone cancer. The story offers insights into our beliefs about life and death, our long-held fears about dying, and the current level of government intrusiveness. Corso also discusses a variety of happier accounts where people were able to approach their own final days in peace and acceptance.
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Living on Earth

Pollutants Implicated in ADHD — 16 Aug 2013 — About one in every ten children in the United States has been diagnosed with ADHD. Now scientists at Laval University in Quebec say environmental lead and mercury pollution increases the incidence of attention problems. Dr. Gina Muckle explains.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good The Natural Nurse

Stephen Buhner on Lyme Disease Co-Infections — 30 Jul 2013 — Stephen Buhner discusses the themes covered in his book Healing Lyme Disease Co-Infections—Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Bartonella and Mycoplasma.
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Beyond 50, 23 Jul 2013
The Origins of Reflexology
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good One Radio Network

The Life-Changing Value of Zinc — 29 Jul 2013 — George Eby has spent the past 30+ years researching the healing properties of zinc supplementation. He discusses why the form of zinc is important—it must be ionic zinc to address cold symptoms, and almost no mass-marketed products contain ionic zinc. He also discusses zinc's importance to general health, fighting allergies, and addressing AIDS.
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Fresh Air

Lyme Disease—Tiny Ticks' Terrible Toll — 26 Jun 2013 — In the decades since a Yale rheumatologist first described an unusual cluster of arthritis cases in Lyme, Connecticut, Lyme Disease has become the most commonly reported tick-borne illness in the country. But as journalist Michael Specter explains in his article "The Lyme Wars," much controversy surrounds the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme.
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NPR, 04 Jul 2013
Gut Bacteria Trends Offer Insights into Human Health
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On The Media, 05 Jul 2013
Retraction of Health-Related Papers Shockingly Common
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Sexxx Talk Radio, 26 Jun 2013
What Women Want in Men and Sex—Are They Conflicted?
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Food Sleuth Radio

Nutritional Supplements—Are You Getting What You Pay For? — 23 May 2013 — Tod Cooperman is president of ConsumerLab.com, an independent tester of dietary supplements. He discusses typical issues with nutritional supplements, including whether products are what they say they are, contamination with toxics, and viability and shelf life.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Prescriptions For Health

Preventative Breast Removal, Xeno-Estrogens, Hormone-Balancing Diets — 03 Jun 2013 — Topics include... Why is Angelina Jolie pimping preventative breast removal for the cancer industry? What should women really do for breast cancer prevention? Why you should not put anything on your skin that you would not put in your mouth. Why the xenoestrogens found in many, many products are a problem. How you can use diet to balance hormones—and the importance of hormone balance to heart disease prevention.
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Making Contact, 28 May 2013
Dr. Gabor Mate on Illness, Addiction, and the Capitalism Crazies
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Rating: 5 of 5 - Must-listening! Political Analysis

Your Body is a Corporate Test Tube — 30 Apr 2013 — Gerald Markowitz explains that increasingly we are each a toxic waste site, full of the chemicals and toxics used in pesticides, industrial processes, and consumer products. Many impacts to human health are already well understood, but good long-term studies are often not done—or have their results buried by corporations with a vested interest in continuing to sell toxic products. Markowitz begins with lead pollution, the coverup of evidence of its health effects, and the ultimate removal of lead from products and gasoline. But then he moves through a litany of similar situations with industrial chemicals that leave us all looking like human guinea pigs.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good One Radio Network

Living a Naturally Healthy Life in Our Electromagnetic World — 30 Apr 2013 — Lloyd Burrell explains how sensitivities to electromagnetic and RF fields in our everyday environment can combine with other challenges to our body to cause health problems. He reviews the symptoms he experienced and the corrective measures he took to regain his health.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good One Radio Network

Farmacology—What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health and Healing — 23 Apr 2013 — Practicing physician Daphne Miller explains the relationship of good farming, good food, and good health. After spending time with a diverse group of farmers committed to sustainable agriculture, Dr. Miller acquired a new understanding of innovative solutions to common modern maladies like allergies, diabetes, cancer, ADHD, infertility, and heart disease. Part clinician, part ecologist, and part anthropologist, Miller approaches medicine with the idea that opportunities for health and healing are found not only in the medical system but in such unexpected places as home kitchens, school gardens, community organizations, spiritual centers, and farms, and nature trails.
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen NPR

When Baby Drops Pacifier, Leave the Dirt, Add Parent's Saliva — 06 May 2013 — Instead of rinsing off the pacifier when it falls out of your baby's mouth, new research suggests that sucking it clean for them could strengthen their immune system. Researchers say that both dirt and the beneficial bacteria in a parent's saliva stimulate the baby's immune system, leading to provably better health in later years.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Project Censored

Evidence on Health Risks from Cell Phone and Wireless Radiation is Clear — 23 Apr 2013 — Even cell phone companies advise caution on how you use your cell phone. Of course that's in the fine print; their public position is that there is no evidence of a problem Devra Davis explains why that's a flat-out lie, and why you should not consistently have the cell phone (or laptop) closer to your body than 10 mm. ~~ Topic in the second half of the show include poverty in the US.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Beyond 50

The Myth of Autism, ADD/ADHD, and Chronic Fatigue — 17 Apr 2013— Dr. Michael J. Goldberg is considered a "lone wolf" in the medical community for his findings on autism and similar maladies. Goldberg explains why the evidence says that autism cannot be genetic, psychological, or developmental, but rather must be a symptom of a treatable neurological disease, probably due to a viral or fungal infection. The infection causes a dysfunction in the neuro-immune system. Illnesses such as autism, ADD/ADHD, and chronic fatigue syndrome all have different "labels," but are actually variations on the same thing: neuro-immune dysfunction syndromes (NIDS).
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good One Radio Network

Bacterial Footprint, the Gut, and Probiotics — 04 Apr 2013— Brenda Watson discusses the factors that contribute to good or poor bacterial populations in our digestive tract. Topics include the relationship between gut flora and health generally, and with the immune system specifically; how to reestablish gut bacteria after a round of antibiotics; how to choose a good probiotic; why some probiotics are more shelf stable than others; whether probiotics should be taken on an empty stomach or with food.
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Radio Parallax, 14 Mar 2013
Sharon Begley:  Why We Need Germs
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Rating: 5 of 5 - Must-listening! Red Ice Radio

The Fluoride Fraud — 14 Mar 2013 — Dr. Paul Connett holds a PhD in chemistry and has specialized in environmental chemistry and toxicology. For 17 years, he has researched the literature on fluoride and has concluded that fluoridation of water is unhelpful at best and toxic at worst. Even the CDC has admitted that only topical fluoridation (as in fluoride toothpaste) is effective at reducing cavities. But the fluoride juggernaut rolls on at municipal water treatment facilities, propelled by ignorance, politics, and industry chicanery.
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(GP comment:  Excellent science-based review.)

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Beyond 50

The Emotion Code — 15 Mar 2013— Dr. Bradley Nelson is the developer of The Emotion Code, a system for releasing the trapped emotions that block mental and physical healing. He shares the six underlying causes of diseases, plus inspirational stories of patients who have returned to health from so-called incurable diseases. Many are amazed to find out that their emotional baggage consists of discrete energies that became trapped during an emotional event in the past and how easily these energies can be found and removed.
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One Radio Network, 21 Mar 2013
Dave Stetzer on Dirty Electricity as a Source of Disease and Chronic Illness
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One Radio Network, 14 Mar 2013
In Control of Your Health — Understanding the Mind-Body Connection and the Integration of Western and Natural Medicine
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good One Radio Network

Our Wireless World—A Commercial Bonanza for Big Business, But a Train Wreck for Consumer Health — 21 Feb 2013— Cindy Sage, editor of the BioInitiative Report, discusses radio frequency emissions from cell phones, cell towers, WiFi routers, cordless phones, smart meters, and similar devices. Topics include the health effects of wireless radiation; why are there no safe levels for children; how RF energy can damage DNA and cause neurological effects; and why smart folks are "cabling up" instead of going wireless.
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen One Radio Network

Alkaline vs. Acid Diets for Fighting Cancer — 04 Mar 2013 — Atom Bergstrom covers a number of alternative health approaches—some quite a bit "out there," but all interesting—including how an alkaline diet can prevent the growth of cancer, unless you've already go it, in which case alkalinity actually promotes the spread of cancer. Well, what to do?
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Beyond 50, 01 Mar 2013
Kathleen O'Bannon:  The Anger Cure
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Awakening to Conscious Co-Creation, 27 Feb 2013
Jean Adrienne:  Power Tools—The Ultimate Owner's Manual For Personal Empowerment
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Rating: 5 of 5 - Must-listening! One Radio Network

Is It Me or My Hormones? — 26 Feb 2013 — One of the most common and difficult health problems many women (and some men) face today is hormonal imbalance. Symptoms range from depression, cravings, bloating, weight gain, irritability, nightmarish PMS, and even out-of-control rage. Marcelle Pick discusses the many ways the body's delicate balance can be disturbed—including environmental toxins, xenoestrogens and pesticides in food, bad gut flora, food allergies, inflammation, adrenal exhaustion, thyroid imbalance—and how to get a body back on track.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good 11:11 Talk Radio

Self-Healing with Inna Segal — 21 Feb 2013 — Inna Segal says that if we can understand the messages our body is sending us, it will reveal the underlying mental, emotional, and energetic causes of physical symptoms and medical conditions. Segal offers a unique, step-by-step method of self-healing that can return your body to its natural state of health.
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One Radio Network, 18 Feb 2013
Dr. William J. Walsh:  Nutritional Deficiencies and Overloads Contributing to Violence and Depression
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Beyond 50

Dr. Gabriel Cousens - Enduring, Radiant Health — 15 Feb 2013— At 70, Gabriel Cousens is the picture of enduring, radiant health. He has cultivated his health through a lifestyle he now shares with audiences around the world. He advocates a good diet, especially avoiding junk food and high-fructose corn syrup, emphasizing organic food, and minimizing consumption of meat. Also important are regular exercise and mind-body work, as well as a good sense of your larger purpose in life.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good One Radio Network

Using Food to Prevent, Heal, or Inhibit the Progression of Disease — 05 Feb 2013— Kathy Bero is a Stage 4 inflammatory breast cancer survivor. Chemo treatments successfully addressed the breast cancer, but then a high-grade tumor was found in her head and neck. She decided chemicals were not the solution. She began researching the healing properties—or inflammatory effects—of various foods, and radically changed her diet to foster a recovery. It work. She explains how and why.
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Peak Prosperity

Mark Sisson:  The Importance (and Achievability) of Being Fit — 02 Feb 2013 — Exercise and diet guru Mark Sisson talks about how being fit is mostly about adhering to an exercise and eating plan that is compatible with our evolutionary design. His recommendations include: play-based activities (sports, etc) are more effective than gym workouts; intense short-burst activity is more effective than prolonged aerobics; nutrition influences about 80% of your body composition (vs. exercise); exposure to sun and soil is important; a diet high in vegetables, fruit, saturated fat and (some) protein works best.
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Food Sleuth Radio, 24 Jan 2013
Kids and Healthy Body Image
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NPR, 12 Feb 2013
Folic Acid For Pregnant Mothers Cuts Kids' Autism Risk
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Quirks & Quarks

Identically Different—The Science of Epigenetics — 02 Feb 2013 — Genetic epidemiology researcher Tim Spector runs the TwinsUK registry, which tracks more than 12,000 twins. This vast resource is used to learn more about whether disease, behavior, aging, addiction, and many other characteristics have genetic roots, or are more influenced by environment. It's both, of course; but the really interesting finding is that environmental influences can get genetically incorporated in a single generation and be passed down to offspring.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Quirks & Quarks

Gut Bacteria and Autoimmune Disease — 19 Jan 2013 — The microbiome comprises the billions of microbes that live within—an essential factor in health. Researcher Jayne Danska and her group have shown a surprising link between gut bacteria and the development of autoimmune disease in mice. The link appears to be testosterone production modulated by certain gut bacteria .
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good One Radio Network

Drowning in the Electromagnetic Sea — 17 Jan 2013 — Paul Doyon discusses how electromagnetic fields from cell phones, cell towers, wireless routers, smart meters, and other active EM devices are making people sick. Topics include: kinds of problems can be caused by an overexposure to EMFs; DNA breakage from EMFs; how to protect oneself from EMFs.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Two Beers With Steve

Breaking The Cycle With Peter Gerlach — 10 Jan 2013— Family therapist Peter Gerlach talks explains that emotionally dysfunctional people are often the product of a difficult childhood, and dysfunctional families are often the product of a dysfunctional person naturally gravitating towards a relationship with another dysfunctional person. He outlines seven steps of healing, including ... learning to practice healthy "three-level grief"; choosing and maintaining high-nurturance relationships; and learning kids' needs and effective parenting skills.
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Food Sleuth Radio, 10 Jan 2013
Joy Spencer:  Fighting the Relentless Targeting of Children By Marketers
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good One Radio Network

Stabilizing Brain Chemistry Through Diet, Exercise, and Mindfulness — 24 Jan 2013 — Henry Emmons, MD is a psychiatrist who integrates natural therapies and mind-body techniques into his clinical work. He developed the Resilience Training Program, which is based on the ideas developed in his books, The Chemistry of Joy and The Chemistry of Calm. His goal is to develop more integrative approaches to the treatment of depression and anxiety.
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen One Radio Network

Jennifer Daniels, M.D.—Murder By Medicine is No Accident — 15 Jan 2013 — Dr. Jennifer Daniels, MD, MBA explains how she became a victim of the medical/political Powers That Be, who are much less interested in patients' health than they are in maintaining a system that profits from disease and death. If your prescribed medication doesn't seem to be healing you, that may be by design.
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Living on Earth

Nature as a Tool for Healthy Living — 14 Dec 2012— Though many people now live in an urban environment, ecology professor Stephen Kellert explains it's essential to human wellbeing to make sure we still incorporate nature into our everyday lives.
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Food Sleuth Radio, 20 Dec 2012
Elizabeth Somer:  Eating Your Way to a Healthy, Sexy You
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good On The Media

Big-Pharma Funding, Medical Journals, and Bias in Pharmaceutical Studies — 07 Dec 2012 — Surprise, surprise—studies where the investigators have financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry are usually designed to provide confirmation of a predetermined result—that the drug is effective and side effects are minimal, even when one or both of those things is untrue.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good One Radio Network

Three Killers—Fried Foods, Cured Meat, and Oils — 04 Dec 2012— Skyrocketing health-care costs today are forcing many people to take another look at conventional medical treatment and determine how they can eliminate a major portion of costly medical expenses—not to mention the adverse impacts of inept medical care. Dr. Joel Wallach offers a wealth of important health insights, with topics that include depletion of essential minerals from farm lands; the benefits of (the right kind of) nutritional supplementation; and how most diseases can be prevented (or reversed) with proper nutrition.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Shining Bright

Carolyn Dean on Low Mg Levels — 26 Oct 2012 — Dr. Dean gives an excellent review of the importance of magnesium to overall health, in maintaining energy levels, and in combating specific disease states. She also discusses the many incorrect concepts surrounding calcium supplementation.
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(GP comment:  There is some new-agey stuff in the first ~8 min, but hang in there—the Mg info is well worth hearing.)

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen One Radio Network

Real Health—Body, Mind and Spirit — 23 Oct 2012 — Markus Rothkranz explains how all health problems can be addressed by getting rid of the bad inputs in your life and reassessing your priorities. The price? Getting out of your comfort zone.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good The Natural Nurse and Dr. Z.

Enhancing Sexuality Through Natural Medicine — 15 Oct 2012— Naturopath Laurie Steelsmith discusses natural methods—including taking herbs and enhancing chi—for putting the spark back in your sex life and getting the energy flowing once again in the tingly parts. Though this is more focused on women, there are good tips for men here too.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Progressive Commentary Hour

Andrew Wakefield, the MMR vaccine, and the Dark Politics of Health Care — 15 Oct 2012— Dr. Andrew Wakefield explains what happened to him when he spoke out against the MMR vaccine in the UK. His experience is a testament to the power of the vaccine industry and how vaccine proponents routinely ignore science in favor of profits, as well as how many allies they have in the medical industry in general, in politics, and in the media.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Natural Nurse

The Truth Behind the Enzyme Treatment of Cancer — 09 Oct 2012 — More than two decades ago, Nick Gonzalez, MD, completed a research study evaluating an aggressive nutritional/enzymatic therapy for the treatment of advanced cancer. The protocol was quite successful. However, success using unpatentable ingredients is not acceptable to the mainstream medical community. Here he recounts his story.
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Rating: 5 of 5 - Must-listening! Corbett Report

Mandatory Vaccinations (and How to Avoid them) — 10 Oct 2012— Alan Phillips of VaccineRights.com and PandemicResponseProject.com discusses the tricky legal minefield surrounding vaccine exemptions and waivers in the US. He also discusses issues related to emergency responses to pandemics, including medical martial law. He concludes with what people can do to obtain information on how to say "no" to vaccines and avoid the serious problem of not getting it right the first time.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good One Radio Network

Stephen Buhner on Herbal Antibiotics — 17 Sep 2012— Stephen Buhner discusses the evidence on the effectiveness of natural antibiotics, including garlic, Echinacea, reishi, oregano oil, and many more. Some of the results are surprising, such as garlic not being as broad in its antibacterial applications as many natural health advocates suggest. To maximize effectiveness, the right antibacterial substance needs to be chosen for the specific problem.
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Natural Nurse and Dr. Z

Natural Medicine and Health — 02 Oct 2012— Naturopath Eric Ding's topics include good fats vs. bad fats; the trouble with sweeteners and sweet drinks, even fruit juice, honey, and maple syrup; dealing with the breakfast problem; antioxidants supplements vs. antioxidants in whole foods; the value of meta-studies over individual studies.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good One Radio Network

Scott Tips:  Update on Codex Alimentarius and Anti-Supplement Legislation — 18 Sep 2012 — Scott Tips of the National Health Federation discusses the battle over legislation that would require supplement companies to pay for expensive tests for vitamin formulations and supplements. Tips points out that vitamins and supplements are very safe, with adverse-reaction deaths very, very low, especially when compared to pharmaceuticals. The bottom-line question is: Will consumers be allowed to ingest what they want?
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen KOPN Food Sleuth

Industrial Livestock and the Slow Demise of Antibiotic Effectiveness in Humans — 13 Sep 2012— Health journalist Maryn McKenna reports on the connections between antibiotic-resistant bacteria in chicken, difficult-to-treat bladder infections, and routine antibiotic use in the livestock industry.
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Energy Stew

The Powerful Healing Properties of Ginseng — 15 Sep 2012 — Most of us have been hearing about ginseng for a long time and figure it must be pretty good. Do we really know how good it is? And did you know that not all ginseng is created equal? John Ramsay, doctor of Chinese medicine, specializes in ginseng research and offers some ginseng tips in this interview.
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Corbett Report, 26 Sep 2012
James Corbett on Pandemic Hysteria
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Rating: 5 of 5 -- Excellent Beyond 50

Sherry Rogers:  Detoxify or Die — 10 Aug 2012 — Sherry Rogers explains how the chemical soup that is the environment of modern life—especially the endocrine disruptors—cause disease and abnormalities in the human body. She also discusses the pitfalls of prescription pharmaceuticals, cellular chemistry, and how supporting mitochondrial function is the key to healing, energy, and long-term health. Her book is Detoxify or Die.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Green Power and Wellness

Dr. Thomas Lodi:  Critical Keys to Natural Health — 21 Aug 2012— Dr. Thomas Lodi describes some critical keys to natural health care, including dealing with cancer. Subtopics include the biochemistry of cancer, raw foods, juicing and how standard cancer therapies can intelligently and appropriately be integrated with natural methods.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good One Radio Network

Dr. Thomas O'Bryan on the Many Manifestations of Gluten Sensitivity — 21 Aug 2012 — Dr. Thomas O'Bryan is a 'Sherlock Holmes' when it comes to diagnosing and treating chronic disease and metabolic disorders from a functional medicine perspective. He discusses improved tests for gluten sensitivity, good gluten vs. bad gluten, what it means to be gluten-free, and how so many people are finding that getting off gluten makes their arthritis go away.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Beyond 50

Healing Depression Naturally — 03 Aug 2012 — Joan Matthews Larson says the path to healing depression is through rebalancing the chemistry in the body and brain. She offers biochemical formulas for healing your emotions, as well as tips for learning to recognize the mental and physical clues that indicate biochemical imbalances. Top tools in the cure box include essential fatty acids and orthomolecular natural hormones—not prescription drugs or psychotherapy.
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Corbett Report

Mike Adams on Health Freedom — 10 Aug 2012 — Mike Adams offers a wide-ranging commentary on health freedom, the FDA, raw milk, GMO labeling, and the nature of the fight against tyranny.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Connect The Dots

Supplements and the War with Big Pharma and Uncle Gov — 25 Jul 2012 — James S. Turner of Citizens for Health discusses the relentless, overzealous regulatory actions by the FDA, USDA, and other federal agencies against food-based supplements. Even a theoretically good thing, like putting (relatively safe) supplements on the same adverse-reaction reporting track as (inherently dangerous) chemical drugs, opens the door to defining supplements as drugs and then requiring unmanageably expensive testing for combinations of know-to-be-safe herbs.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Beyond 50

Qigong for Health and Well Being — 18 Jul 2012 — Mark Reinhart of The National Qigong Association explains some of the important facets of qigong, including alignment of breath, movement, awareness, and meditation. The fluid movements of qigong are often done in a calm, mindful state, with visualization of guiding chi (qi), the life force energy within us that is essential for health and well being.
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen NPR

US Health Law's 'No-Cost' Birth Control Provision Takes Effect — 02 Aug 2012 — Beginning August 2012, most new and renewing health insurance plans must begin offering a broad array of women's preventive health services, most notably coverage of birth control, at no upfront cost. But even as they take effect, the new rules remain the subject of legal challenges.
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen NPR

Probiotics 101 — 09 Jul 2012 — Beneficial bacteria, or probiotics, help us digest food, make vitamins, and even help protect us from harmful pathogens. But it's not clear which probiotics are helpful.
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(GP comment:  Good gut flora balance is essential to overall good health. You can forget about most yogurts. My personal probiotic successes are with: BifidoBiotics by Allergy Research; GR-8 by NOW; Digesta-Guard Forte by Perque; and Lactobacillus GG (LGG) - by Culturelle. Your mileage may vary. All of these are available on Amazon.com; some will be available in local health food stores.)

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Prescriptions For Health

Vitamin D and Calcium, Good Sun, Infections and Cancer, Inflammation, Intestinal Health — 25 Jun 2012 — Topics include... the important relationship between vitamin D and calcium, the right way to get sun and natural vitamin D, how infections can lead to cancer, the importance of microbes in regulating inflammation, the complicated worlds of intestinal health and probiotics, more...
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Rating: 2 of 5 - OK; if you've got the time... NPR

Supreme Court Affirms ObamaCare — 29 Jun - 03 Jul 2012 — The US Supreme Court upheld the Obama-driven law that forces individuals to acquire health insurance (or pay a penalty). Three stories explain the surface facts.
Reviewing The Health Care Law and Politicians' Assertions:
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High Court Health Care Ruling Shifts Action To States:
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How Health Law's Taxes, Penalties Will Be Enforced:
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(GP comment:  I've filed this under health, though the law has nothing to do with healthy humans and everything to do with healthy profits.)

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen One Radio Network

Inflammation, Hormone Imbalance, and Ill Health — 19 Jun 2012 — Integrative practitioner Sangeeta Pati, MD, discusses how stress, chemical exposure, electromagnetic exposure, and a host of other problems with modern life can lead people into a inflammatory state, hormonal imbalance and ill health. The first tack is to try to restore the normal balance and functioning of the body's systems.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Awakening To Conscious Co-Creation

Henry Grayson:  How Thoughts Can Cause Illness—and Cure It — 23 May 2012 — Traumatic or painful developmental experiences are stored in our limbic system—our survival brain. Studies have shown a stunning connection between these stored emotional traumas and current illnesses. Henry Grayson offers insights into how we can overcome chronic illness and disorders previously thought to be untreatable, return to good health and have the happiness that we fully deserve.
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Rating: 2 of 5 - OK; if you've got the time... Food Chain Radio

Why Don't the Amish Have Allergies? — 19 May 2012 — Immunologist Mark Hobreich discusses the studies of ultra-low incidence of allergies among Amish farming populations. The data suggests the main reason is the close quartering of humans and animals, particularly the early exposure of children (while their immune systems are still developing). Other factors may include consumption of raw milk and hard physical labor.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good One Radio Network

Dr. Bradley Nelson:  The Emotion Code — 14 May 2012 — Unresolved emotional trauma, if it's strong enough or chronic enough, can cause the subconscious mind to trap emotions, which manifests in real terms as subtle changes in the body's energy-physiology matrix, leading to disease states. Releasing the trapped emotions—that the person may not even be aware they have—can relieve myriad ailments, including joint pain and depression.
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Bradley Nelson's book:   (on Amazon.com)
The Emotion Code—How to Release Your Trapped Emotions for Abundant Health, Love and Happiness

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen 11.11 with Simran Singh

Addressing Health Issues with Mind-Body-Chakra Work — 03 May 2012 — The most sophisticated tests can't always find the source of a health issue, but there is one authority that always knows—your own body. "We intuitively perceive what we need for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing," explains Marie Manuchehri, a medical intuitive. "The biggest challenge for most of us is learning to trust our inner guidance." Manuchehri, a registered nurse, offers patients instructions to help them tune into your health at a deeper level.
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Reactive Arthritis, Leaky Gut Syndrome, and the Cure — 09 Apr 2012 — Chronic joint pain is in some cases related to intestinal issues and food sensitivities. Barbara Allan explains how addressing these problems can completely resolve reactive arthritis and improve rheumatoid arthritis symptoms in some cases.
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Referenced book:   (on Amazon.com)
-- Conquering Arthritis, by Barbara Allan

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Pharmageddon—The Hijacking of Healthcare in America — 09 Apr 2012 — Dr. David Healy explains how pharmaceutical companies have hijacked healthcare in America. In the US, $3 trillion per year is spent on health care, but health outcomes are quite low relative to other modern countries. Worse still, side effects are becoming a leading killer and treating them now takes up 20% of health care expenditures. How did the drug companies capture our doctors and medical care?
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Referenced book:   (on Amazon.com)
-- Pharmageddon, by David Healy

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Doctors Urge Their Colleagues To Quit Doing Worthless Tests — 04 Apr 2012 — Nine national medical groups are jointly launching a campaign called Choosing Wisely to get US doctors to back off on 45 diagnostic tests, procedures and treatments that often may do patients no good—or even do harm due to unnecessary radiation exposure.
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Beyond 50, 30 Mar 2012
Olivia Roberts:  Chronic Pain and the Neurological Wave Syndrome
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