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|3/12/2013||Free to Learn||Psychologist and author Peter Gray discusses his new book Free to Learn, about the educational movement of UnSchooling and Free Play. Resources: Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life by Peter Gray; Peter Grays Psychology Today blog Freedom to Learn; resources on mind, mood, and stress, resources on childrens health, and resources on health politics|
|2/19/2013||Baby From Beginning to End||Author Sally Fallon Morell from the Weston A. Price Foundation discusses her new book The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care, co-authored with physician Dr. Thomas S. Cowan. Resources: Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care by Sally Fallon Morell and Thomas Cowen; Weston A. Price Foundation www.westonaprice.org; Resources on children’s health and resources on food, diet, and nutrition|
|1/29/2013||Infectious Behavior||Developmental neurobiologist Paul Patterson discusses his book Infectious Behavior, an examination of the connection between the brain and the immune system and their effect on mental disorders and depression. Resources: Infectious Behavior website; Infectious Behavior: Brain-Immune Connections in Autism, Schizophrenia, and Depression by Paul H. Patterson; Resources on mind, mood, and stress, on immunity, on womens health, and on childrens health|
|9/11/2012||Epilepsy: Stop Seizures with Diet||Filmmaker Jim Abrahams founded the Charlie Foundation after discovering a diet to control his son's epilepsy without harmful drugs or surgery. Resources: The Charlie Foundation website www.charliefoundation.org; Resources on children’s health, resources on food, diet, and nutrition, and resources on orthomolecular health medicine|
|7/31/2012||Iron Overload||Orthomolecular physician Richard Kunin, MD joins the program to discuss an often missed, critical diagnosis of iron overload. This condition is on the rise and can be the basis for many disorders connected to inflammation including diabetes, heart and kidney disease, cancer, psychiatric complications, and autism. Included will be a discussion of effective and non-invasive treatments. Resources: Orthomolecular Health Medicine Society www.ohmsociety.com; Orthomolecular Medicine News Service www.orthomolecular.org/resources/omns; Resources on orthomolecular medicine and resources on food, diet, and nutrition, resources on diabetes, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and obesity, resources on cancer, resources on autism and childrens health, and resources on mind, mood, and stress, and resources on cardiovascular and heart health|
|6/12/2012||Free Play and Unschooling||Psychologist Peter Gray, PhD has conducted and published research in comparative, evolutionary, developmental, and educational psychology. He discusses the importance of free play in the emotional life of children and the trend towards unschooling where children get to control their own learning. Resources: Peter Grays Psychology Today blog Freedom to Learn; resources on mind, mood, and stress, resources on childrens health, and resources on health politics|
|4/17/2012||Insisting on Safe Personal Products||Stacy Malkan, cofounder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, and author of Not Just a Pretty Face, and Allison Cook, from the Story of Stuff Project discuss political and grassroots efforts to get toxins out of personal products. Resources: Campaign for Safe Cosmetics; Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry by Stacy Malkan; The Story of Cosmetics; Resources on environmental health, on womens health and mens health, and on childrens health|
|2/7/2012||Angry Moms and School Lunch||Amy Kalafa, Mom, author of Lunch Wars, activist, and filmmaker of Two Angry Moms discusses her collaboration with Dr. Susan Rubin that started a grass roots movement that is making school lunch programs healthy across the country. Resources: Angry Moms website; Resources on childrens health, resources on food, diet, and nutrition, and resources on health politics, advocacy, prevention, and social health.|
|10/18/2011||An Epidemic of Chronically Ill Kids||Beth Lambert, healthcare consultant, author and executive director of PEACE (Parents Ending Americas Childhood Epidemic) discusses her book A Compromised Generation. Resources: Parents Ending Americas Childhood Epidemic www.epidemicanswers.org; A Compromised Generation: The Epidemic of Chronic Illness in America's Children by Beth Lambert; Resources on environmental heatlh and resources on childrens health|
|9/6/2011||Living with Autism||Autism activist, animal scientist, and author Temple Grandin, PhD discusses how living with autism has helped her to develop extraordinary capacities. Includes advice for families with autistic children. Resources: Thinking in Pictures: And Other Reports from My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin; Temple Grandins website www.grandin.com; resources on mind, mood, and stress and resources on childrens health|
|6/7/2011||Childhood Brain Injuries||A discussion with Richard Kunin, MD, about the causes of neurological brain injuries such as Autism, Tourette's, and ADHD, and their etiology, prevention and treatment. Resources: Richard Kunin, MD www.drinkyourminerals.com/richard-kunin-md.html; resources on childrens health, resources on mind and mood, and resources on orthomolecular medicine|
|12/14/2010||The Body as an Ecology||Health educators Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD, authors of Too Much Medicine, Not Enough Health, discuss a core principle in their practice: the body works as an integrated whole. Selected health issues are used as examples including practical application of the principle to support and restore health. Resources: Too Much Medicine, Not Enough Health by Jeffry Fawcett and Layna Berman; Resources from Your Own Health And Fitness listed by topic|
|9/28/2010||How Play Makes Us Human||Peter Gray, PhD, a research professor of psychology at Boston College, is a specialist in developmental and evolutionary psychology. His work focuses on play as a Foundation for Hunter-Gatherer Social Existence. He demonstrates how people working together in a non hierarchical setting turn work into play. Resources: Peter Grays Psychology Today blog Freedom to Learn; resources on mind, mood, and stress, resources on childrens health, and resources on health politics|
|6/29/2010||Fetal Programming||Dan Agin, PhD, Emeritus Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology at the University of Chicago and author of More than Genes discusses how our increasingly toxic world affects children and their potential even before theyre born. Resources: More Than Genes by Dan Agin; Dan Agins blog on the Huffington Post; Resources on environmental health and on childrens health|
|5/11/2010||The Hostage Brain||Neuroscientist Bruce McEwen, PhD, author of The End of Stress as We Know It discusses why the brain is the central organ of stress and adaptation and what happens to it under stress (good, tolerable, and toxic) and how early life adversity has lifelong effects on brain and body. Resources: The End of Stress as We Know It by Bruce McEwen; Resources on mind, mood, and stress, resources on childrens health, and resources on chronic illness,|
|4/20/2010||Noise Pollution and Health||Retired research physician and anti-noise activist Dr. Louis Hagler discusses his groundbreaking article about the health effects of noise pollution. Resources: Noise Pollution: A Modern Plague by Lisa Goines, RN and Louis Hagler, MD; Noise Off www.noiseoff.org; Noise Pollution Clearinghouse www.nonoise.org; Noise Free America www.noisefree.org; League for the Hard of Hearing www.lhh.org/noise; Resources on environmental health and resources on childrens health|
|3/9/2010||Treatment Alternatives||Janet Zand, ND, OMD, LAc, co-author of Smart Medicine for Healthier Living discusses alternative treatment therapies for a wide variety of conditions both acute and chronic, including herbal, homeopathic and nutrient. Resources: Smart Medicine for Healthier Living by Janet Zand, Allan Spreen, and James LaValle, and Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child by Janet Zand, Rachel Walton, and Bob Rountree; Resources on alternative healing, resources on childrens health, resources on orthomolecular health medicine, resources on immunity, infections, and allergies, resources on chronic illness, and resources on homeopathy|
|12/1/2009||Malleable Mind||Philippe Goldin, PhD, Head of Clinically Applied Affective Neuroscience Group, Stanford University discusses what research on the brain shows us about individual responses to specific therapies. Included is a discussion of how we change and the healing influences of meditation-, cognitive-, and emotion-focused therapies. Resources: Clinically Applied Affective Neuroscience (CAAN) caan.stanford.edu; resources on mind, mood, and stress and resources on childrens health|
|6/2/2009||Horse Therapy||Physical therapist Fran Judd discusses her work utilizing Hippotherapy ("treatment with the help of the horse") to benefit patients with a variety of neurological and orthopedic conditions, including Parkinson's disease, cerebral palsy, autism, developmental delays, and back pain. Resources: Renaissance Health and Learning Center www.rhlc.net; Resources on childrens health and resources on mind and mood|
|5/5/2009||Breast Cancer and Early Puberty||Nancy Evans, health science consultant to the Breast Cancer Fund, discusses the environmental causes of breast cancer and the early onset of puberty. Resources: Breast Cancer Fund www.breastcancerfund.org; Resources on cancer, resources on womens health, resources on childrens health, and resources on environmental health|
|2/10/2009||Raising a Happy Toddler||Pediatrician and author Dr. Harvey Karp teaches parents to communicate with toddlers and infants by understanding how they express themselves. His programs are targeted to stop child abuse. Resources: The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block by Harvey Karp; The Happiest Baby website www.thehappiestbaby.com; Resources on childrens health|
|1/13/2009||Medical Decision Making||Oleg Reznik, MD, author of The Secrets of Medical Decision Making discusses how to avoid becoming a victim of the health care machine. Resources: Oleg Reznik, MD website www.olegreznikmd.com; The Secrets of Medical Decision Making: How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of the Health Care Machine by Oleg Reznik; Resources on alternative healing, resources on health politics, resources on aging, resources on cancer, resources on childrens health, resources on heart health, resources on chronic illness, and resources on hormones|
|12/16/2008||Electronics Recycling Scam||Sarah Westervelt, e-Waste Project Coordinator for the Basel Action Network, uncovers the ugly truth about the alleged recycling of consumer electronics and cell phones. Resources: Basel Action Network website www.ban.org; Resources on environmental health|
|11/4/2008||Real Food Saves Money||Food journalist Sally Fallon, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, discusses eating and preparing whole, unprocessed food and how it saves money at the cash register and reduces health care costs. Resources: Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig; Weston A. Price Foundation www.westonaprice.org; Resources on food, nutrition, and diet and resources on childrens health|
|3/18/2008||Allergy Alternatives||Health educator Layna Berman discusses allergies, their origins, and treatment options using diet, nutrients, herbs, and homeopathy. Resources: Resources on allergies and immunity|
|1/15/2008||Autism and ADHD: Nutrient Therapies||Julie Matthews, CNC and author of Nourishing Hope discusses nutrient approaches for treatment of autism and ADHD. Resources: Nourishing Hope by Julie Matthews; Resources on nutrition, children, chronic illness, and mind, mood, and stress|
|11/27/2007||Bioinitiative: Standards for Electrosmog||Cindy Sage and David O. Carpenter, MD discuss the Bioinitiative Report that proposes better standards for exposure to electromagnetic fields based on the work of leading scientists. Includes extended discussion on self-care not available on the broadcast version. Resources: Bioinitiative Report www.bioinitiative.org; Resources on radiation|
|5/15/2007||Antidepressants: Bad Medicine||Peter Breggin, MD, whose long career has been spent fighting the pharmaceutical industry in the courts over the dangers of psychiatric medications, discusses the risks of antidepressants. Resources: The Anti-Depressant Fact Book and Your Drug May Be Your Problem by Peter Breggin www.breggin.com|
|3/20/2007||HPV Vaccine Risks||Barbara Loe Fisher, president of the National Vaccine Information Center, discusses the risks from the campaign to mass vaccinate with the new HPV vaccine. Resources: National Vaccine Information Center www.nvic.org; A Shot in the Dark by Harris Coulter and Barbara Fisher and A Consumer’s Guide to Childhood Vaccines by Barbara Fisher; Resources on immunity, resources on cancer, and resources on children's health|
|3/13/2007||Girls at Risk||Leslie Acoca, MA, MFT, director of In Our Daughters Hands, discusses the health of incarcerated girls. Resources: In Our Daughters Hands: (415) 888-2211 and email@example.com|
|2/27/2007||Cesarean Epidemic||Midwife Constance Miles, RN discusses the dangerous trend toward using cesarean surgery instead of natural childbirth. Resources: Women’s Ways www.womensways.org; North American Registry of Midwives www.narm.org; Citizens for Midwifery cfmidwifery.org; Midwives Alliance of North America www.mana.org; California Association of Midwives www.californiamidwives.org; International Cesarean Awareness Network www.ican-online.org; Association of Pre- and Perinatal Psychology www.birthpsychology.com/apppah/; National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers www.nocirc.org; The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth and Obstetric Myths versus Research Realities by Henci Goer; Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin|
|2/13/2007||Fluoride Dangers||Chemist Paul Connett, PhD, from Fluoride Action Network discusses the dangers of fluoride and the history of its introduction. Resources: Fluoride Deception by Christopher Bryson and the Fluoride Action Network www.fluoridealert.org|
|7/25/2006||Digestive Wellness for Children||Nutritionist Elizabeth Lipski, PhD discusses her new book Digestive Wellness for Children about preventing and healing digestive disorders in children. Resources: Digestive Wellness and Digestive Wellness for Children by Elizabeth Lipski, PhD www.innovativehealing.com|
|11/1/2005||Reproductive Choice||Health educator Layna Berman discusses recent attacks on reproductive freedom of teens and reviews birth control options during the first half-hour, then reviews the work of physician John Lee, MD on hormone balance. Resources: Planned Parenthood Shasta-Pacific pp-gg.org; Managing Contraception www.managingcontraception.com; and What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Breast Cancer by John Lee and David Zava and What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause by John Lee|
|10/18/2005||Holistic Pediatrics||Physician Randall Neustaedter, OMD discusseshow to build healthy immunity in children without the use of invasive pharmaceuticals Resources: The Vaccine Guide and Child Health Guide by Randall Neustaedter, OMD and the website www.cure-guide.com|
|8/23/2005||Vaccine Risks||Randall Neustaedter, OMD discusses vaccination safety and efficacy. Resources: The Vaccine Guide and Child Health Guide by Randall Neustaedter, OMD and the website www.cure-guide.com|
|5/25/2004||Depressing News About Anti-Depressants||Dr. Peter Breggin, MD discusses why anti-depressants should not be used, especially on children. Resources: The Anti-Depressant Fact Book and Your Drug May Be Your Problem by Peter Breggin www.breggin.com|
|4/22/2003||Autism: A Natural Approach||Journalist Stephanie Marohn discusses her book, a compilation of natural approaches for treating autism. Resources: The Natural Medicine Guide to Autism by Stephanie Marohn|
|2/25/2003||Testing and Treating Allergies||Physician and researcher Dr. Vincent Marinkovich, MD of Immune Tech discusses his new at-home allergy testing kits|
|4/16/2002||Childhood Autism: A Nutritional Approach||Bernard Rimland, PhD, a research psychologist and founcer of the Autism Research Institute discusses the biological foundation for neurological disorders Resources: Autism Research Institute www.autismwebsite.com/ari/|
|1/8/2002||Vaccinations||Herbalist and midwife Avia Jill Romm discusses how parents can make invformed decisions about vaccination Resources: Vaccinations: a Thoughtful Parent's Guide by Avia Jill Romm|
|6/6/2000||Talking to Your Children About Nutrition||Layna Berman, Health Integrationist|
|5/16/2000||Natural Nutrition For Children||Dr. Abram Hoffer MD PhD discusses his nutrient-based approach to learning and behavior disorders in children Resources: Dr Hoffer's ABCs of Natural Nutrition for Children by Abram Hoffer|
|4/25/2000||Nutritional Effects on Behavior in Schools and Prisons||Sociologist Stephen Schoenthaler, PhD discusses his long study showing a decrease in violent behavior and increase of IQ with the elimination of junk foods and the addition of a daily multi vitamin.|
|12/14/1999||Preparing Your Body For and Recovering From Pregnancy||Trainer, Dancer, Helene Byrne, ACE Resources: Resources on exercise, resources on women's health, and resources on children's health|
|12/7/1999||Preventing and Treating Prenatal and Infant Trauma||Dr.William Emerson, PhD, pychologist - Emerson Training Seminars|
|4/6/1999||Childhood Autism||Bernard Rimland, PhD, research psychologist and founder of the Autism Research Institute Resources: Autism Research Institute www.autismwebsite.com/ari/|