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11/28/2017Self-care as RevolutionLayna Berman explores self care not as self-indulgence but as the hard work and radical action of the examined life.; Resources: Too Much Medicine, Not Enough Health by Jeffry Fawcett and Layna Berman; Resources on mind, mood, and stress
9/26/2017Alzheimer’s is a Metabolic DiseaseCertified Nutrition Specialist Amy Berger, author of The Alzheimer’s Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline discusses how nutritional change can slow, stop, even reverse Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias.; Resources: The Alzheimer’s Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline by Amy Berger; Amy Berger’s website; Resources on aging, resources on nutrition, and resources on mind, mood, and stress
9/5/2017Your Nervous SystemHealth educator Layna Berman discusses the assaults on your nervous system and what you can do to help it.; Resources: Resources on mind, mood, and stress
8/8/2017FearHealth educators Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD discuss the biology behind the culture of fear in which we’re steeped and how to protect yourself.; Resources: Transcript with references of Fear by Jeffry Fawcett; Generative Journalism; Project Censored; Resources on mind, mood, and stress and resources on health politics and advocacy; Comment: Fear
7/9/2017All You Need Is LoveLayna Berman discusses how and why to stay present even when things are impossible.; Resources: Too Much Medicine, Not Enough Health by Jeffry Fawcett and Layna Berman; Resources on mind, mood, and stress
2/14/2017Doing the Simplest Things FirstHealth educators Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD discuss simple self care techniques for identifying and caring for developing illness.; Resources: Too Much Medicine, Not Enough Health by Jeffry Fawcett and Layna Berman; Resources on food, nutrition, and diet, resources on hormones, women’s health, and men’s health, resources on environmental health, resources on exercise, resources on heart health, resources on detoxification, resources on immunity, resources on wireless technology, and resources on mind, mood, and stress
10/4/2016The Stories We Tell OurselvesSocial Psychologist Timothy Wilson, author of Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change, discusses how changing people’s narratives changes their behavior. Quickly.; Resources: Timothy D. Wilson’s website; Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change by Timothy D. Wilson; Resources on mind, mood, and stress and resources on health politics, advocacy, prevention, and social health; Comment: Standing in Line
9/20/2016Heart Disease: What’s the Real Cause?Malcolm Kendrick, MD, author of The Great Cholesterol Con, discusses what’s wrong with conventional medicine’s approach to heart disease, what really causes it, and how to avoid it.; Resources: The Great Cholesterol Con by Malcolm Kendrick; Dr. Kendricks website; The International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics www.thincs.org; resources on cardiovascular and heart health, resources on stress, and resources on nutrition; Comment: Personal Environments
7/19/2016When Are You Dead?Science writer Dick Teresi, author of The Undead, explores practical, ethical, and emotional issues surrounding death, including the designation of brain dead, organ transplants, and persistent vegetative states and comas.; Resources: The Undead: Organ Harvesting, the Ice-Water Test, Beating Heart Cadavers—How Medicine Is Blurring the Line Between Life and Death by Dick Teresi; Resources on mind, mood, and stress and on aging; Comment: A Test for Insanity
6/28/2016Hormone IntersectHealth educator Layna Berman discusses the inter-relationship between sex hormones, thyroid, and stress hormones.; Resources: Too Much Medicine, Not Enough Health by Jeffry Fawcett,PhD and Layna Berman; Resources on hormones and resources on stress; Comment: The New Biology
6/21/2016The 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 Hostage Brain by Bruce McEwen; Resources on mind, mood, and stress, resources on children’s health, and resources on chronic illness; Comment: The Cancer Agenda
4/12/2016Infectious 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; Comment: Inside, Outside
12/29/2015Dependencies: SolutionsHealth educators Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD discuss the attachments that create health risks from food to drugs, how to start the change process, and how to support the body in making changes.; Resources: Resources on addiction and detoxification, mind, mood, and stress, The Natural Medicine Guide to Addiction by Stephanie Marohn, End Your Addiction Now by Charles Gant,, and Changing for Good by James Prochaska; Comment: Toxic Culture
12/22/2015Empathy BiologyPrimatologist Frans de Waal, PhD, author of The Age of Empathy and Primates and Philosophers, discusses what we have to learn about empathy and cooperation from other animals and how humans can develop their own innate capacities to work together.; Resources: Living Links Frans de Waal’s lab at Emory University; The Age of Empathy and Primates and Philosopers by Frans de Waal; Resources on mind and mood, on health politics, and on animal health; Comment: Selling Health
11/24/2015Holiday Hormone HealthHealth educator Layna Berman discusses maintenance of healthy hormone balance under the stress of holidays and winter.; Resources: Resources on hormones and on mind, mood, and stress; Comment: Depressed Children
11/10/2015Dark TimesHealth educator Layna Berman discusses strategies for using the dark time of year to prepare for growth during the Spring.; Resources: Too Much Medicine, Not Enough Health by Jeffry Fawcett and Layna Berman; Resources on environmental heatlh and resources on mind, mood, and stress; Comment: Feeling Powerless and Being Powerless
10/20/2015Empathic TherapyPsychiatrist Dr. Peter R. Breggin discusses the successful use of empathic therapy instead of psychiatric medications in treating people with symptoms as severe as psychosis.; Resources: Peter Breggin’s website; Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy, Education and Living; Guilt, Shame, and Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming Negative Emotions by Peter Breggin; Resources on mind, mood, and stress
10/6/2015Clouds Go In, Clouds Go OutHealth educators Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD contrast practices that emphasize the cultivation of happiness with practices that put experiences and feelings to work in improving our physical and social environment.; Resources: Re:Imagining Change; Resources on environmental health, mind, mood, and stress, and health politics
9/15/2015Cure Alzheimer's With a Ketogenic DietBruce Fife, ND discusses the research supporting the use of a ketogenic diet to prevent and cure Alzheimer's disease as well as other neurodegenerative disorders. ; Resources: Stop Alzheimer's Now!: How to Prevent & Reverse Dementia, Parkinson's, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis & Other Neurodegenerative Disorders by Bruce Fife; resources on aging, resources on nutrition, and resources on mind; Comment: The Diabetes Gene
9/8/2015Psychiatric Drug WithdrawalPsychiatrist, educator and author Dr. Peter Breggin has been an expert witness in court cases against the pharmaceutical companies for decades and has written many books exposing the dangers of Psychiatric medications. In his new book he explains why and how patients should be withdrawn from their use.; Resources: Peter Breggin’s website; Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy, Education and Living ; Resources on mind, mood, and stress; Comment: Charity and Agency
2/24/2015Clean Sheets: Creating a Fresh StartHealth educator Layna Berman lectures on the unique opportunities for change and new growth that present themselves during periods of transition and loss.; Resources: Too Much Medicine, Not Enough Health by Jeffry Fawcett and Layna Berman; Resources on mind, mood, and stress; Comment: Synthetic Biology
1/13/2015Inappropriate ThoughtsLayna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD discuss the benefits of illuminating the roots of troubling thoughts and how dark thoughts relate to social events.; Resources: Are Crazy People Dangerous?; Resources on mind, mood, and stress; Comment: Are Crazy People Dangerous?
12/30/2014Free to LearnPsychologist and author Peter Grey 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 Grey’s Psychology Today blog Freedom to Learn; resources on mind, mood, and stress, resources on children’s health, and resources on health politics; Comment: Better than Nothing?
11/4/2014SilenceJournalist George Prochnik, author of In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise, discusses noise and silence, how they affect us, why we seek them, and the virtues of silence.; Resources: George Prochnik’s website for In Pursuit of Silence; Resources on environmental health and resources on mind, mood, and stress; Comment: Learning What’s Fair
7/29/2014Heart, Brain, Cancer and HormonesBiologist Raymond Peat PhD discusses a different way to look at the imbalances that result in heart disease and cancer, examining stress, hormones, and nutrients.; Resources: Raymond Peat’s website raypeat.com; Resources on heart and cardiovascular health. on mind, mood, and stress. on cancer. and on hormones, women’s health, and men’s health; Comment: Compliant Patients
12/24/2013Suffer Psychiatric Symptoms, Get Kicked AroundPediatrician Mark Vonnegut M.D. discusses his newest book Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So: A Memoir, in which he describes (from personal experience) what’s missing in our treatment of people who have psychiatric symptoms and how other countries do it better. He also discusses the role of art and community in healing.; Resources: Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So: A Memoir by Mark Vonnegut, MD; Resources on mind, mood, and stress; Comment: Progress
9/17/2013Engagement as HealthcareLayna Berman recommends a state of engagement, personally and globally, as an essential first step towards healing.; Resources: Too Much Medicine, Not Enough Health by Jeffry Fawcett and Layna Berman; Resources on environmental health and resources on mind, mood, and stress; Comment: Charity and Agency
8/20/2013Why You're Not Your BrainProfessor of philosophy, Dr. Alva Noë discusses how consciousness arises from our relationship with the world and not from our brains.; Resources: Alva Noë’s website socrates.berkeley.edu/~noe; Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness by Alva Noë; on mind, mood, and stress; Comment: Pain Experiments
6/4/2013DSM, the Manual of Mental Disorders: Why You Should CarePsychotherapist and author Gary Greenberg’s book The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry, is a scathing critique of the American Psychiatric Association’s bible of diagnoses.; Resources: Gary Greenberg’s Blog; Resources on mind, mood, and stress and resources on the politics of health; Comment: Ibuprofen Kills
5/28/2013Importing the Western Medicalization of Mental HealthEthan Watters, freelance journalist and author of Crazy Like Us, describes the way that the Western psychiatric model has interfered globally with how other cultures heal themselves.; Resources: Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche by Ethan Watters; Resources on mind, mood, and stress; Comment: Secondhand Cellphones
4/30/2013When It′s All Too MuchHealth educator Layna Berman discusses health and heart strategies for surviving dark times.; Resources: Too Much Medicine, Not Enough Health by Jeffry Fawcett and Layna Berman; Resources on mind, mood, and stress; resources on chronic illness; resources on diabetes; resources on environmental health; resources on heart health; resources on immunity; resources on wireless technology; Comment: Nano-silver Poisoning
4/16/2013Pharmaceutical CautionsHealth educator Layna Berman discusses commonly used pharmaceuticals, their effects and dangers including nutrient depletion and suppression of important physiologic pathways. Included will be non-pharmaceutical approaches to depression, insomnia, acne, reflux, and hypertension.; Resources: Too Much Medicine, Not Enough Health by Jeffry Fawcett and Layna Berman; Resources on orthomolecular health medicine; resources on mind, mood, and stress; resources on hormones, women’s health, and men’s health; resources on cardiovascular and heart health; resources on homeopathy; and resources on alternative healing; Comment: What Makes the Poison
3/26/2013Internalizing Self CareHealth educator Layna Berman discusses what it takes for people to care for themselves. An exploration of how stress, dietary choices, nutrient density, and exercise can be navigated so that healthy choices come from within.; Resources: Too Much Medicine, Not Enough Health by Jeffry Fawcett and Layna Berman; Resources on mind, mood, and stress, resources on food, nutrition, and diet, and resources on exercise; Comment: More!
11/6/2012Insomnia EpidemicHealth educator Layna Berman discusses the increased incidence of insomnia, offering both reasons and resolutions.; Resources: Warning: Your Cell Phone May Be Hazardous to Your Health by Christopher Ketcham; Resources on mind, mood, and stress and resources on electrosmog; Comment: The Biology of Adversity
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; Comment: Who's Smoking?
6/12/2012Free Play and UnschoolingPsychologist Peter Grey, 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 Grey’s Psychology Today blog Freedom to Learn; resources on mind, mood, and stress, resources on children’s health, and resources on health politics; Comment: More Type 1 Diabetes
4/10/2012What Our Words Say About UsSocial psychologist James Pennebaker, PhD, author of The Secret Life of Pronouns, reveals how the words people use serve as powerful reflections of their personality and social worlds.; Resources: The Secret Life of Pronous website; The Secret Life of Pronouns: What Our Words Say about Us by James Pennebaker; Resources on mind, mood, and stress; Comment: From DNA to Politics
3/27/2012LaughterRobert R. Provine, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Assistant Director of the Neuroscience Program at the University of Maryland discusses his scientific investigation of laughter. ; Resources: Laughter: A Scientific Investigation by Robert R. Provine; Resources on mind, mood, and stress; Comment: The Story of Suffering and Health
2/14/2012Total SexNina Hartley, sexual entertainer, activist, educator, and registered nurse, discusses her book Nina Hartley’s Guide to Total Sex. Who knows better?; Resources: Nina Hartley’s Guide to Total Sex by Nina Hartley; Resources on mind, mood, and stress and on women’s health and men’s health; Comment: Immunity and Income
1/17/2012Advice From the EndGerontologist Karl Pillemer, PhD, discusses his new book 30 Lessons for Living, which is built around interviews with elderly people about big life questions.; Resources: The Legacy Project website; 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans by Karl Pillemer; Resources on mind, mood, and stress and on aging; Comment: The New Biology
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; Comment: Insomnia and Asthma
8/16/2011Fixing a Broken HeartToo much stress, sadness, grief, and disappointment can break a human heart. Layna Berman discusses how recovery, quietude, good nutrient density, hormone balance, exercise, and purpose can help to mend it.; Resources: Resources on mind, mood, and stress, resources on food, diet, and nutrition, resources on exercise, and resources on hormones, women’s health, and men’s health; The Healing Bouquet by Vinton McCabe
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
2/22/2011Fatigue and DepressionOrthomolecular physician Dr. Richard Kunin discusses the nutrient disturbances that contribute to chronic fatigue and depression.; 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
12/21/2010Sight and the MindNeurologist and author Oliver Sacks, MD discusses his newest book The Mind’s Eye. Through case histories including his own loss of sight in one eye, he explores how we see, when we can’t understand what we’re seeing, and how our minds adapt to help us.; Resources: Oliver Sacks’s website; The Mind’s Eye by Oliver Sacks, MD; Resources on mind, mood, and stress
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
10/12/2010Depression: Under-Examined ImbalancesHealth educator Layna Berman explores overlooked imbalances that trigger depression and discusses strategies for treatment without drugs.; Resources: Resources on mind, mood, and stress, resources on hormones, resources on allergies, and resources on the hunter-gatherer diet; The Anti-Depressant Fact Book by Peter Breggin; Calm Energy by Robert Thayer; The End of Stress as We Know It by Bruce McEwen; Comfortably Numb by Charles Barber
9/28/2010How Play Makes Us HumanPeter Grey, 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 Grey’s Psychology Today blog Freedom to Learn; resources on mind, mood, and stress, resources on children’s health, and resources on health politics
9/21/2010Beating StressRenowned sports psychology expert W. Timothy Gallwey and his co-author John Horton M.D. offer unique guidelines for mental health, applying the trusted principles of Gallwey's popular Inner Game series, in The Inner Game of Stress.; Resources: The Inner Game of Stress website; Resources on mind, mood, and stress
8/31/2010How We Are AgingPsychologist Dr. Myrtle Heery discusses the unique way that baby boomers are approaching aging. She is co-editor of the book Awakening to Aging: Glimpsing the Gifts of Aging; Resources: Myrtle Heery’s website The International Institute for Humanistic Studies; Awakening to Aging by Myrtle Heery and Greg Richardson; Resources on aging and resources on mind, mood, and stress
8/10/2010AnxietyAn exploration of the origins and triggers, both environmentally and psychosocially, for anxiety and hyperarousal. Health educator Layna Berman discusses how to support and balance the endocrine system, introduce nutritional protection, and practice prudent avoidance of irritants.; Resources: Resources on mind, mood, and stress, resources on food, diet, and nutrition, resources on wireless, EMF, and RFR, resources on environmental health, and resources on hormones, women’s health, and men’s health
7/13/2010Music and the BrainAniruddh D. Patel, Ph.D., Senior Fellow in Theoretical Neurobiology at The Neurosciences Research Foundation with his colleague Dr. John Iversen will discuss their research described in the book Music, Language and the Brain. ; Resources: Music, Language, and the Brain by Aniruddh D. Patel; Resources on mind, mood, and stress
3/23/2010The Neuroscience of EmotionNeuorscientist Joseph LeDoux, author of The Emotional Brain, discusses the origins of our emotional life, how it affects how we see, decide, and act, and how all are affected by trauma.; Resources: Center for Neural Science, LeDoux Lab; The Emotional Brain by Joseph LeDoux; Resources on mind and mood
3/16/2010The Learning BrainBiologist James Zull, PhD, author of The Art of Changing the Brain and director of the Case Western University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education, discusses what our brain does when we learn and what that tells us about how best to learn.; Resources: The Art of Changing the Brain by James Zull; Resources on mind and mood
2/23/2010Making ChangesPsychologist James Prochaska, PhD, author of Changing for Good, discusses how people make changes in their life and how we can all take control of the process.; Resources: Pro-Change Behavior Systems; Changing for Good by James Prochaskal; Resources on mind and mood and on detoxification and addiction
2/2/2010Living Like an ImmortalHealth educator Layna Berman contests the major myth of aging: that degeneration is inevitable. And she offers suggestions for healthy longevity from the inside out.; Resources: Too Much Medicine, Not Enough Health by Jeffry Fawcett and Layna Berman; Resources on aging, resources on food, diet, and nutrition, resources on exercise and musculoskeletal health, resources on environmental health, resources on hormones, women’s health, and men’s health, and resources on mind, mood, and stress.
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
11/17/2009Boosting ImmunityHealth educators Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD, authors of Too Much Medicine Not Enough Health, explore the mechanisms involved in improving healthy immunity. Included are recommendations for lifestyle and nutrient strategies.; Resources: Resources on immunity, infections, and allergies, resources on digestion and gut health, resources on food, diet, and nutrition, resources on mind, mood, and stress, and resources on exercise
9/22/2009Imagery: Treating People, Not DiseaseMartin L. Rossman, MD, physician and acupuncturist, discusses the use of guided imagery as a tool for self healing. Included is information from his book Guided Imagery for Self-Healing.; Resources: The Healing Mind www.thehealingmind.org; Guided Imagery for Self-Healing by Martin Rossman; Resources on mind, mood, and stress and resources on alternative healing
9/15/2009Cooking Your LifeAn interview with Edward Espe Brown, Soto Zen teacher, cook, author of Tassajara Cooking, The Tassajara Bread Book, and several other books, and also featured in the film How to Cook Your Life. He discusses how the simple, nourishing details of our lives can be used to awaken the cultivation of compassion and joy.; Resources: The Peaceful Sea Sangha www.peacefulseasangha.com; Resources on food, nutrition, and diet and resources on mind, mood, and stress
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
1/6/2009Exercise and Disease PreventionHealth educators Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett PhD discuss the role of exercise in preventing disease including specific recommendations on forms of exercise and training regimes.; Resources: Resources on exercise and musculoskeletal health; also resources on aging, cancer, heart health, insulin resistance, hormones, and stress
7/15/2008Recovery without PharmaceuticalsCharles Barber, recovery counselor and author of Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry is Medicating a Nation, advocates for patient centered therapies rather than drugs in treating psychiatric symptoms and addiction.; Resources: Comfortably Numb by Charles Barber; Motivational Interviewing motivationalinterviewing.org; resources on mind, mood, and stress and resources on addiction
4/15/2008Longevity and Socio-Economic StressTony Iton, MD, MPH, Alameda County Public Health Department Director and Health Officer discusses the lessons of the California Newsreel documentary and PBS series Unnatural Causes.; Resources: Unnatural Causes www.unnaturalcauses.org; Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative www.barhii.org; resources on health politics, advocacy, prevention, and social health and resources on stress
2/12/2008Growing FoodWendy Johnson, author of Gardening at the Dragon’s Gate. Buddhist meditation teacher, and organic gardening mentor, discusses gardening practices that cultivate healthful food, the gardener, and the consumer..; Resources: Gardening at the Dragon’s Gate website www.gardeningatthedragonsgate.com; resources on food and on mind and mood.
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
12/25/2007Stress Related IllnessHealth Educator Layna Berman covers principles for the avoidance and healing of stress related illness.; Resources: Resources on mind, mood, and stress, resources on environmental health, and resources on hormones
12/11/2007Addiction Free EatingHealth educators Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD discuss the interaction between food sensitivities/addictions and substance abuse.; Resources: Resources on mind, mood, and stress and resources on food, diet, and nutrition
11/20/2007Stress, Grace, and The Inner PredatorLeslie Acoca, MFT, Director National Girls Health Screen Project, describes her journey to reconcile with her brother's murderer, a process that taught her how people face down their own inner and outer predators in order to heal from trauma. Includes extended discussion on self-care not available on the broadcast version.; Resources: Leslie Acoca, MFT blckswans@aol.comResources on mind, mood, and stress
9/4/2007Healing the MindJournalist Sharon Begley, author of Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain discusses the science confirming the Buddhist belief in neuroplasticity.; Resources: Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain: How a New Science Reveals Our Extraordinary Potential to Transform Ourselves by Sharon Begley; Resources on mind, mood, and stress
6/19/2007A Unique Approach to AddictionsPatt Denning, PhD discusses Harm Reduction Therapy from her book Over the Influence, an approach based on the belief that people have a complex relationship with drugs and alcohol and that addiction needs to be addressed simultaneously with social, psychological and emotional issues.; Resources: The Harm Reduction Therapy Center www.harmreductiontherapy.org; Over the Influence: The Harm Reduction Guide for Managing Drugs and Alcohol by Patt Denning, Jeannie Little, and Adina Glickman; resources on addiction
5/22/2007Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment Part 1Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD discuss how to avoid common diagnoses and the medical interventions that are typically prescribed; Resources: Too Much Medicine, Not Enough Health by Jeffry Fawcett and Layna Berman; Should I Be Tested For Cancer? by H. Gilbert Welch; Resources on cancer; Resources on mind, mood, and stress; Resources on diabetes, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and obesity
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
3/4/2007Protect Yourself Against Stress-related IllnessLayna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD discuss how stress affects health and illness. Topics include
how stress is at the core of common diagnoses such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, and autoimmune diseases;
how your body responds to stress and the cascade of metabolic events that lead to illness;
how to protect yourself from sources of stress;
how to increase your body's resilience in responding to stressors.
; Resources: Resources on mind, mood, and stress; Resources on diabetes, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and obesity; Resources on cardiovascular and heart health; Resources on immunity;
2/6/2007Food and MoodJournalist Jack Challem discusses how food affects mood, including neuronutrients and anger, anxiety, depression, and addiction; Resources: The Food-Mood Solution by Jack Challem; Resources on food, nutrition, and diet; Resources on mind, mood, and stress.
1/2/2007Loss: Healing Through TransitionHealth educators Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett PhD discuss the role of grief in making health care decisions during transitions.; Resources: The Feeling of What Happens by Antonio Damasio; Changing for Good by James Prochaska; The Alchemy of Illness by Kat Duff
12/26/2006Hidden Stressors: Avoiding a DiagnosisHealth educator Layna Berman discusses the less obvious stressors that lead to a diagnosis like diabetes and cardiovascular disease, including how to avoid and treat symptoms without pharmaceuticals.; Resources: Resources on stress, diabetes, and cardiovascular health.
9/26/2006NeurofeedbackJulian Isaacs, PhD discusses normalizing the brain with neurofeedback.; Resources: EEG Spectrum International www.eegspectrum.com; International Society for Neurofeedback and Research www.isnr.org; Applied Neuroscience www.appliedneuroscience.com; Futurehealth www.futurehealth.org; Emotional Freedom Technique www.emofree.com
12/13/2005Oppression and HealingA discussion of how people of color and political progressives can counter the damaging health effects of social stress and the threat of violence. Layna Berman will be joined by long time African-American activist and radio producer Lewis Sawyer and Ana-Marie Jones, disaster preparedness expert and executive director of CARD (Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters).; Resources: Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters (CARD) www.firstvictims.org; The End of Stress as We Know It by Bruce McEwen; Resources on stress
7/12/2005Navigating Anger and FearHarriet Lerner, PhD discusses how to respond to old emotions in new ways.; Resources: The Dance of Anger and The Dance of Fear by Harriet Lerner
3/15/2005Feed Your Genes RightNutrional journalist Jack Challem discusses his new book about a nutritional approach to turning off disease-causing genes; Resources: Feed Your Genes Right by Jack Challem
1/25/2005Genetics, Folate, and DiseaseOrthomolecular physician Dr. Richard Kunin, MD discusses how treating genetically based nutrient deficiencies prevents disease.; Resources: Orthomolecular Health Medicine Society www.ohmsociety.com; Orthomolecular Medicine News Service www.orthomolecular.org/resources/omns
1/11/2005Reducing Violent Behavior and Depression with NutrientsDr. William Walsh from the Pfeiffer Treatment Center. discusses testing and nutrient treatment for psychiatric symptoms.; Resources: Pfeiffer Treatment Center www.hriptc.org
12/21/2004Finding Balance in an Unbalanced World: Zen KoansZen teacher and psychologist John Tarrant, PhD discusses his new book about the use of Zen koans as a tool for change..; Resources: Bring Me the Rhinoceros by John Tarrant, PhD and Pacific Zen Institute www.pacificzen.org
11/9/2004When Things Don't Go Our Way: Zen and HelplessnessZen teacher Michael Wenger from San Francisco Zen Center discusses strategies for staying engaged without being attached.; Resources: San Francisco Zen Center www.sfzc.org
9/21/2004Healing the Whole AddictMedical journalist Stephanie Marohn discusses where traditional addiction treatments fall short.; Resources: The Natural Medicine Guide to Addiction by Stephanie Marohn www.stephaniemarohn.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
3/16/2004Health and Economic StatusBruce McEwen PhD from Rockefeller University and Nancy E. Adler PhD from the MacArthur Network for Socioeconomic Health and the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF, discuss the effect of socioeconomic status on health. ; Resources: Socioeconomic Status and Health in Industrial Nations: Social, Psychological, and Biological Pathways edited by Bruce McEwen and Nancy Adler www.macses.ucsf.edu and The End of Stress as We Know It by Bruce McEwen
1/20/2004Understanding StressResearcher Bruce McEwen discusses the biology and social causes of stress.; Resources: The End of Stress as We Know It by Bruce McEwen
9/23/2003InsomniaHealth educator Layna Berman discusses causes of and solutions for insomnia.
7/29/2003The Mood CureJulia Ross discusses her newest book about improving your outlook without pharmaceuticals.; Resources: The Mood Cure by Julia Ross
7/22/2003Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling BrainNeurologist Dr. Antonio Damasio, PhD, discusses his newest book about the role of emotions in human survival and culture.; Resources: Looking for Spinoza, The Feeling of What Happens, and Descartes’ Error by Antonio Damasio; resources on mind and mood
7/1/2003Nutrient Therapy for Psychiatric SymptomsDr. William J. Walsh, PhD, chief science and biomedical researcher at the Health Research Institute-Pfeiffer Treatment Center discusses psychiatric treatment using nutrition.
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
2/11/2003Feeling-based Therapy in the Prevention of Stress-related IllnessPsychotherapists Miriam Redstone and David Dillman discuss the role of therapy in decreasing stress related illness.
2/4/2003Turning Suffering Inside OutDarlene Cohen, MA, pain specialist, body worker, and Zen teacher discusses her book; Resources: Turning Suffering Inside Out: A Zen Approach to Living with Physical and Emotional Pain by Darlene Cohen
1/21/2003Reducing Fight or FlightHealth educator Layna Berman discusses stress, illness, and the nervous system
11/5/2002Healing Trauma with Dual Brain PsychologyDr. Fredric Schiffer, MD, psychiatrist discusses new research that supports the effectiveness of using dual brain psychology for healing past trauma; Resources: Of Two Minds: The Revolutionary Science of Dual-Brain Psychology by Fredric Schiffer
4/23/2002Dual-Brain Psychology: An UpdatePsychiatrist Fredric Schiffer, MD, discusses the latest research in dual-brain psychology; Resources: Of Two Minds: The Revolutionary Science of Dual-Brain Psychology by Fredric Schiffer
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/
1/29/2002How Food and Exercise Regulate MoodProfessor of Psychology Dr. Robert Thayer discusses research on the relationship between food, physical activity, and mood; Resources: Calm Energy by Robert Thayer; resources on food, on exercise, and on mind and mood
12/18/2001Orthomolecular Medicine: Diagnosis and Treatment StrategiesOrthomolecular Physican Dr. Richard Kunin MD compares conventional medicine to nutrient based medicine.; Resources: Orthomolecular Health Medicine Society www.ohmsociety.com ; Orthomolecular Medicne News Service www.orthomolecular.org/resources/omns
12/4/2001SleepPioneer sleep researcher, Dr. William Dement, MD, PhD; Resources: The Promise of Sleep by William Dement
11/27/2001Surviving the HolidaysHealth integrationist Layna Berman discusses trategies for preserving immunity, and for avoiding weight gain and burnout
10/30/2001Healing: Bridging Body and MindHealth Integrationist Layna Berman
10/16/2001Kitchen Table WisdomDr. Rachel Remen, MD; Resources: Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather's Blessings by Rachel Remen
9/25/2001The Biological Consequences of StressStanford Professor and neurobiologist Dr. Robert Sapolsky; Resources: Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers and The Trouble With Testosterone Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers and The Trouble With Testosterone by Robert Sapolsky; Resources on mind, mood, and stress and resources on hormones
7/3/2001I Only Say This Because I Love YouPsychologist Deborah Tannen discusses her book on communication in families; Resources: I Only Say This Because I Love You by Deborah Tannen
3/6/2001A General Theory of LoveDr. Thomas Lewis MD discusses the physiology of love and how it heals us
2/13/2001Healing Stress Through the BodyDr. Peter Levine PhD; Resources: Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine
11/7/2000Natural Healing For Mental DisordersDr. Eva Edelman N.D. ; Resources: Natural Healing For Schizophrenia by Eva Edelman; Resources on mind, mood, and stress
6/13/2000Obscure Diagnoses - Often missed ailments and their treatmentsOrthomolecular Physican Dr. Richard Kunin; Resources: Orthomolecular Health Medicine Society www.ohmsociety.com ; Orthomolecular Medicne News Service www.orthomolecular.org/resources/omns
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.
2/1/2000Drugs and Mental HealthElliot Valenstein PhD argues against the use of psychiatric medications; Resources: Blaming the Brain by Elliot Valenstein
12/7/1999Preventing and Treating Prenatal and Infant TraumaDr.William Emerson, PhD, pychologist - Emerson Training Seminars
11/23/1999Natural Healing for SchizophreniaHealth Educator and Journalist Eva Edelman discusses a nutritional and orthomolecular approach ; Resources: Natural Healing For Schizophrenia by Eva Edelman; Resources on mind, mood, and stress
10/26/19997 Weeks to Emotional HealingJoan Mathews Larson PhD Using natural supplements to treat psychiatric symptoms
8/24/1999Your Drug May Be Your ProblemPeter Breggin MD, Psychiatrist discusses the dangers of psychiatric medications; Resources: The Anti-Depressant Fact Book and Your Drug May Be Your Problem by Peter Breggin www.breggin.com
8/17/1999The Dance of AngerHarriet Lerner, PhD; Resources: The Dance of Anger and The Dance of Fear by Harriet Lerner
8/10/1999Coping with Appropriate ParanoiaPsychiatrist Fredric Schiffer, MD, discusses paranoia and dual-brain psychology; Resources: Of Two Minds: The Revolutionary Science of Dual-Brain Psychology by Fredric Schiffer
6/8/1999Dual Brain PsychologyPsychiatrist Fredric Schiffer, MD, discusses dual-brain psychology; Resources: Of Two Minds: The Revolutionary Science of Dual-Brain Psychology by Fredric Schiffer
4/27/1999The Promise of SleepDr. William Dement, MD, PhD - pioneer in sleep medicine discusses his book; Resources: The Promise of Sleep by William Dement
4/6/1999Childhood AutismBernard Rimland, PhD, research psychologist and founder of the Autism Research Institute; Resources: Autism Research Institute www.autismwebsite.com/ari/
1/5/1999Meditation Made EasyMeditation Trainer Lorin Roche, PhD; Resources: Meditation Made Easy by Lorin Roche
9/1/1998Obsessive-Compulsive DisorderDr. Ian Osborn, MD; Resources: Tormenting Thoughts And Secret Rituals by Ian Osborn
3/24/1998Should You Leave? Intimacy and autonomyPsychologist Dr. Peter Kramer; Resources: Should You Leave? Intimacy and Autonomy by Peter Kramer
3/3/1998Potatoes not Prozac Overcoming sugar addictionKathleen DesMaisons, PhD; Resources: Potatoes Not Prozac: Overcoming Sugar Addiction by Kathleen DesMaisons
2/10/1998Achieving Emotional LiteracyPsychologist Claude Steiner, PhD; Resources: Emotional Literacy by Claude Steiner
2/3/1998The Biology of the Human PredicamentRobert Sapolsky PhD Stanford Prof., MacArthur Grant Receipt.; Resources: Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers and The Trouble With Testosterone by Robert Sapolsky
1/27/1998The Molecules of Emotion: Why You Feel the Way You FeelCandace Pert PhD
12/16/1997The Biology of StressRobert Sapolsky PhD ; Resources: Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers and The Trouble With Testosterone by Robert Sapolsky
9/9/1997Why Women Fall Apart and How They can Recreate Their LivesMartha Beck PhD, psychologist; Resources: Breaking Point by Martha Beck
2/25/1997AwakeningsNeurologist Oliver Sacks, MD; Resources: Awakenings by Oliver Sacks
1/7/1997Brain Health UpdateDr. Parris Kidd PhD
12/3/1996The Highly Sensitive PersonPsychologistDr. Elaine Aron; Resources: The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aron
9/24/1996The Art of Self-CareLayna Berman, Health Integration Specialist
6/25/1996Sleep ThievesStanley Coren PhD; Resources: Sleep Thieves by Stanley Coren
3/12/1996Zen And PsychotherapySteven Weintraub, Psychologist and Zen Buddhist
2/13/1996The Good MarriageJudith Wallerstein, Clinical Psychologist; Resources: The Good Marriage by Judith Wallerstein
1/16/1996The Dark Side of Love: The Positive Role of Our Negative FeelingsJane Goldberg PhD; Resources: The Dark Side of Love by Jane Goldberg
12/5/1995A Balanced Approach to Improved Brain FunctionParris Kidd PhD, Biochemist, Researcher in Product Development

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