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4/15/2014Ending Incarceration of Girls Through Health ScreeningLeslie Acoca MA, MFT, Executive Director and Founder of the National Girls Health and Justice Institute proposes an end to the epidemic of incarcerated women and girls through mandatory health screenings. Resources: National Girls Health and Justice Institute; Resources on children’s health and health politics
4/1/2014Baby From Beginning to EndAuthor 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
3/12/2013Free to LearnPsychologist 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 Gray’s Psychology Today blog Freedom to Learn; resources on mind, mood, and stress, resources on children’s health, and resources on health politics
1/29/2013Infectious BehaviorDevelopmental 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 women’s health, and on children’s health
9/11/2012Epilepsy: Stop Seizures with DietFilmmaker 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
7/31/2012Iron OverloadOrthomolecular 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 children’s health, and resources on mind, mood, and stress, and resources on cardiovascular and heart health
6/12/2012Free Play and UnschoolingPsychologist 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 Gray’s Psychology Today blog Freedom to Learn; resources on mind, mood, and stress, resources on children’s health, and resources on health politics
4/17/2012Insisting on Safe Personal ProductsStacy 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 women’s health and men’s health, and on children’s health
2/7/2012Angry Moms and School LunchAmy 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 children’s health, resources on food, diet, and nutrition, and resources on health politics, advocacy, prevention, and social health.
10/18/2011An Epidemic of Chronically Ill KidsBeth Lambert, healthcare consultant, author and executive director of PEACE (Parents Ending America’s Childhood Epidemic) discusses her book A Compromised Generation. Resources: Parents Ending America’s 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 children’s health
9/6/2011Living with AutismAutism 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 Grandin’s website www.grandin.com; resources on mind, mood, and stress and resources on children’s health
6/7/2011Childhood Brain InjuriesA 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 children’s health, resources on mind and mood, and resources on orthomolecular medicine
12/14/2010The Body as an EcologyHealth 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
9/28/2010How Play Makes Us HumanPeter 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 Gray’s Psychology Today blog Freedom to Learn; resources on mind, mood, and stress, resources on children’s health, and resources on health politics
6/29/2010Fetal ProgrammingDan 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 they’re born. Resources: More Than Genes by Dan Agin; Dan Agin’s blog on the Huffington Post; Resources on environmental health and on children’s health
5/11/2010The Hostage BrainNeuroscientist 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 children’s health, and resources on chronic illness,
4/20/2010Noise Pollution and HealthRetired 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 children’s health
3/9/2010Treatment AlternativesJanet 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 children’s health, resources on orthomolecular health medicine, resources on immunity, infections, and allergies, resources on chronic illness, and resources on homeopathy
12/1/2009Malleable MindPhilippe 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 children’s health
6/2/2009Horse TherapyPhysical 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 children’s health and resources on mind and mood
5/5/2009Breast Cancer and Early PubertyNancy 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 women’s health, resources on children’s health, and resources on environmental health
2/10/2009Raising a Happy ToddlerPediatrician 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 children’s health
1/13/2009Medical Decision MakingOleg 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 children’s health, resources on heart health, resources on chronic illness, and resources on hormones
12/16/2008Electronics Recycling ScamSarah 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
11/4/2008Real Food Saves MoneyFood 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 children’s health
3/18/2008Allergy AlternativesHealth educator Layna Berman discusses allergies, their origins, and treatment options using diet, nutrients, herbs, and homeopathy. Resources: Resources on allergies and immunity
1/15/2008Autism and ADHD: Nutrient TherapiesJulie 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
11/27/2007Bioinitiative: Standards for ElectrosmogCindy 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
5/15/2007Antidepressants: Bad MedicinePeter 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
3/20/2007HPV Vaccine RisksBarbara 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
3/13/2007Girls at RiskLeslie Acoca, MA, MFT, director of In Our Daughters’ Hands, discusses the health of incarcerated girls. Resources: In Our Daughters’ Hands: (415) 888-2211 and blckswans@aol.com
2/27/2007Cesarean EpidemicMidwife 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
2/13/2007Fluoride DangersChemist 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
7/25/2006Digestive Wellness for ChildrenNutritionist 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
11/1/2005Reproductive ChoiceHealth 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
10/18/2005Holistic PediatricsPhysician 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
8/23/2005Vaccine RisksRandall 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
5/25/2004Depressing News About Anti-DepressantsDr. 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
4/22/2003Autism: A Natural ApproachJournalist Stephanie Marohn discusses her book, a compilation of natural approaches for treating autism. Resources: The Natural Medicine Guide to Autism by Stephanie Marohn
2/25/2003Testing and Treating AllergiesPhysician and researcher Dr. Vincent Marinkovich, MD of Immune Tech discusses his new at-home allergy testing kits
4/16/2002Childhood Autism: A Nutritional ApproachBernard 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/
1/8/2002VaccinationsHerbalist 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
6/6/2000Talking to Your Children About NutritionLayna Berman, Health Integrationist
5/16/2000Natural Nutrition For ChildrenDr. 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
4/25/2000Nutritional Effects on Behavior in Schools and PrisonsSociologist 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.
12/14/1999Preparing Your Body For and Recovering From PregnancyTrainer, Dancer, Helene Byrne, ACE Resources: Resources on exercise, resources on women's health, and resources on children's health
12/7/1999Preventing and Treating Prenatal and Infant TraumaDr.William Emerson, PhD, pychologist - Emerson Training Seminars
4/6/1999Childhood AutismBernard Rimland, PhD, research psychologist and founder of the Autism Research Institute Resources: Autism Research Institute www.autismwebsite.com/ari/

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