Healthwatch with Dr. David Naimon: Interviews with experts in Natural Medicine, Nutrition, and the Politics of Health

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Naturopathic physician, licensed acupuncturist and board certified Chinese herbalist, host Dr. David Naimon interviews leaders in the field of natural medicine, nutrition, and the politics of health. From national experts (e.g. Michael Pollan, Mark ...Show More
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Fast Food Genocide with Dr. Joel Fuhrman

24:52 | Feb 28th, 2018

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat to Live and The End of Diabetes, an unflinching, provocative exploration of how our food is killing us and the ways in which we are unwitting participants in an unprecedented … Continue reading →
The Clever Gut Diet with Dr. Michael Mosley

27:13 | Nov 15th, 2017

Your gut is astonishingly clever. It contains millions of neurons—as many as you would find in the brain of a cat—and is home to the microbiome, an army of tiny organisms that influence your mood, your immune system, and even … Continue reading →
How Not To Die with Dr. Michael Greger

26:00 | Oct 9th, 2017

In How Not to Die, Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org, examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America–heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson’s, h...Show More
Mind Over Meds with Dr. Andrew Weil

19:19 | Sep 18th, 2017

In Mind over Meds, bestselling author Dr. Andrew Weil alerts readers to the problem of overmedication, and outlines when medicine is necessary, and when it is not. Dr. Weil examines how we came to be so drastically overmedicated, presents science … C...Show More
Natural Solutions for Dementia & Alzheimer’s with Dr. Marilyn Glenville

27:48 | Aug 7th, 2017

You may fear dementia is in your genes but it is not inevitable that you will succumb to the disease. The way you live your life can make a huge difference to your future. Dr. Glenville discusses how the wrong … Continue reading →
Integrative Pain Management with Dr. Traci Stein

28:23 | Jul 19th, 2017

Living with pain can be a daily struggle. If you are suffering from chronic pain, sometimes even small tasks can be difficult to accomplish. But there is hope. With The Everything Guide to Integrative Pain Management, you’ll learn about the … Continu...Show More
The Case Against Sugar with Gary Taubes (Part Two)

28:02 | May 2nd, 2017

The Case Against Sugar with Gary Taubes (Part Two) Health and science writer Gary Taubes returns to Healthwatch to continue his conversation with host Dr. David Naimon. In Part Two Taubes discusses how the effects of sugar consumption are passed … Co...Show More
Natural Remedies for Menopause with Dana LaVoie

28:21 | Apr 3rd, 2017

Uncontrollable weight gain and boiling hot flashes, crying one minute and angry the next… Menopause (or peri-menopause) is here – it’s taking over your life – and you’re seriously ready to get some relief and feel like yourself again. Masters … Conti...Show More
The Case Against Sugar with Gary Taubes (Part One)

27:17 | Mar 8th, 2017

Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever; obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10% of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical society-wide, health-...Show More
Eat Wheat with Dr. John Douillard

27:35 | Feb 6th, 2017

Are you gluten-free or dairy-free? If so, you might not have to be, according to Dr. John Douillard, author of Eat Wheat a scientific and clinically-proven approach to addressing food intolerances. After 3.4 million years of eating wheat and only … C...Show More
8 Steps to Reverse Your PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) with Dr. Fiona McCulloch

25:18 | Jan 2nd, 2017

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is the most common hormonal condition in women. It affects 10-15% of women worldwide, causing infertility, weight gain, irregular menstrual cycles, hirsuitism, acne and hair loss. In 8 Steps to Reverse Your PCOS naturopathic...Show More
Herbs & Nutrients for Neurologic Disorders with Sheryl Shook

27:09 | Nov 7th, 2016

Numerous medical journals have published studies supporting the use of herbs and nutrients in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders. Yet in practice most neurologists rarely include them as part of their protocols. In this practical guide, Sid...Show More
The Little Book of Healthy Beauty with Dr. Pina LoGiudice

27:30 | Oct 3rd, 2016

This practical guide presents five simple keys to great beauty and health, explains how to maximize their benefits, offers advice on natural remedies, and gives Dr. Pina’s expert guidance based on over a decade of research and clinical experience. Dr...Show More
The Whole30 & Food Freedom Forever with Melissa Hartwig

27:21 | Aug 15th, 2016

Melissa and Dallas Hartwig’s critically-acclaimed Whole30 program has helped hundreds of thousands of people transform how they think about their food, bodies, and lives. Their first book, the New York Times best-selling It Starts With Food, explaine...Show More
Living the Farm Sanctuary Life with Gene Baur

26:55 | Jul 18th, 2016

Gene Baur, is co founder and president of Farm Sanctuary, America’s leading farm animal protection organization. Baur has been hailed as “the conscience of the food movement” by TIME magazine, was a pioneer in undercover investigations and instrument...Show More
The FibroManual: A Fibromyalgia Treatment Guide with Dr. Ginevra Liptan

27:14 | Jun 21st, 2016

If you suffer from fibromyalgia and are struggling to get help from your doctor, you’re far from alone. Ten million Americans experience the widespread muscle pain, profound fatigue, and fuzzy brain (“fibrofog”) that have long frustrated both patient...Show More
The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet with Dr. Michael Mosley

27:45 | May 16th, 2016

Scientists have recently demonstrated that you can prevent and even reverse type 2 diabetes with a simple change in diet and lifestyle. Drawing on the work of Professor Roy Taylor—one of the UK’s foremost diabetes experts—and his own experience as … ...Show More
The End of Heart Disease with Dr. Joel Fuhrman

36:26 | May 2nd, 2016

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States today—but it isn’t inevitable. In fact, at least ninety percent of heart disease–related deaths are entirely preventable. In The End of Heart Disease, Joel Fuhrman, M.D., a board-certif...Show More
A Mind of Your Own with Dr. Kelly Brogan

27:18 | Apr 5th, 2016

Depression is not a disease. It is a symptom. Recent years have seen a shocking increase in antidepressant use the world over, with 1 in 4 women starting their day with medication. These drugs have steadily become the panacea for … Continue reading →
The Dirt Cure with Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein

28:29 | Mar 21st, 2016

“Maya Shetreat-Klein’s pioneering book, The Dirt Cure, will forever transform the way you think about children’s health. At a time when kids are being prescribed more and more medications to treat symptoms, Dr. Shetreat-Klein turns the prevailing par...Show More
The Sweetness of a Simple Life with Diana Beresford-Kroeger

24:55 | Mar 7th, 2016

In The Sweetness of a Simple Life, Diana Beresford-Kroeger mixes science with storytelling, wonderment, magic, myth and plenty of common sense. Orphaned at an early age, Beresford-Kroeger was tutored by elderly relatives in Ireland in the Druidic tra...Show More
Fortify Your Life with Dr. Tieraona Low Dog

27:27 | Feb 1st, 2016

There is a lot of conflicting information about dietary supplements. Not only what you should be taking but whether you should be taking anything at all. Dr. Tieraona Low Dog has done us the service of demystifying these questions. Dr. … Continue rea...Show More
Infectious Madness with Harriet Washington

26:32 | Jan 4th, 2016

Is it possible that some people catch mental illness? In other words, could some significant subset of people with schizophrenia, bipolar, anorexia, OCD or depression have the cause of their mental illness traced back to an infectious disease—a virus...Show More
The Hidden Half of Nature by David Montgomery & Anne Biklé

27:41 | Nov 2nd, 2015

Prepare to set aside what you think you know about yourself and microbes. Good health–for people and for plants–depends on Earth’s smallest creatures. The Hidden Half of Nature tells the story of our tangled relationship with microbes and their poten...Show More
The People’s Pharmacy: Home Remedies with Joe & Terry Graedon

27:41 | Oct 19th, 2015

From coconut for diarrhea to Oolong tea for eczema, from Listerine for acne and dandruff to pickle juice for hiccups, the “People’s Pharmacy” NPR personalities Joe and Terry Graedon report the best of the anecdotes they have heard over the … Continue...Show More
Black Man in a White Coat by Dr. Damon Tweedy

30:12 | Oct 6th, 2015

Black Man in a White Coat examines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine. As Tweedy transforms from student to practicing physician, he discovers how...Show More
Gaining Ground with Elaine Velazquez & Barbara Bernstein

28:33 | Sep 21st, 2015

GAINING GROUND, a feature-length documentary film by Elaine Velazquez and Barbara Bernstein, tells the stories of farmers making extraordinary changes in their farming practices so they can feed their local communities sustainably grown produce and g...Show More
The Man Who Wasn’t There with Anil Ananthaswamy

23:50 | Sep 15th, 2015

Anil Ananthaswamy’s extensive in-depth interviews venture into the lives of individuals who offer perspectives that will change how you think about who you are. These individuals all lost some part of what we think of as our self, but they … Continue...Show More
Blue Mind with Wallace J. Nichols

28:44 | Aug 10th, 2015

A landmark book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well-being.  Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with compelling personal stories from top athletes, leading scientists, military veterans, an...Show More
After You Hear It’s Cancer with John Leifer

26:45 | Aug 3rd, 2015

Today’s guest John Leifer has spent more than 30 years seeking to understand and influence the health care industry as a senior health care executive, consultant, academician and writer. An outspoken advocate for patient’s rights, he is often cited a...Show More
Doctored with Dr. Sandeep Jauhar

28:24 | Jul 21st, 2015

“In this searing critique of overtreatment, cronyism and cover-your-ass medical care, a cardiologist confronts the “collective malaise” infecting the American medical profession as he opens a vein to reveal his own complicity and shattered ideals. Ja...Show More
Prepper’s Natural Medicine with Cat Ellis

27:10 | Jul 13th, 2015

A member of the American Herbalist Guild and a teacher of herbal medicine, Cat Ellis iis also interested in survivalism and homesteading.  Through these interests Cat became interested in the art of prepping, the learning of hundreds of practical hob...Show More
The Gut Balance Revolution with Dr. Gerard Mullin

25:50 | Jul 7th, 2015

Dr. Gerard E. Mullin, associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University, shares the first proven, science-based program to restore and retain a balanced gut ecology.  Dr. Mullin’s THE GUT BALANCE REVOLUTION—grounded in leading-edge scie...Show More
The Gene Therapy Plan with Dr. Mitchell Gaynor

26:18 | Jun 15th, 2015

From a renowned oncologist and pioneer in integrative medicine, a revolutionary approach to healing at the genetic level: preventing cancer, heart disease, and diabetes; increasing brain function; and reversing habits that lead to obesity and prematu...Show More
The Liver Healing Diet with Dr. Michelle Lai

27:05 | Jun 8th, 2015

Hepatologist Dr. Michelle Lai discusses her nutritional plan to eliminate toxins, reverse fatty liver disease, improve liver function, and promote good health.
Herbs for Children’s Health with Rosemary Gladstar

27:56 | Jun 1st, 2015

Rosemary Gladstar is a renowned herbal teacher and practitioner with more than 35 years of experience working with herbs.  She is the director of the International Herb Symposium and the annual Women’s Herbal Conference and she is the cofounder of … ...Show More
The Anti-Cancer Diet with Dr. David Khayat

27:07 | May 18th, 2015

Why can Europeans eat red meat and not increase their risk of cancer, and not Americans?  Why is salmon a problematic fish for a cancer prevention diet?  Why should we be drinking pomegranite juice of all things? Learn the latest … Continue reading →
Brain Maker with Dr. David Perlmutter

22:16 | May 11th, 2015

Over the past few decades the medical world has made great strides in treating heart disease, diabetes and even some forms of cancer but the same cannot be said for brain-related disorders.  We don’t have meaningful treatments for all-too-common neur...Show More
The Blue Zones Solution with Dan Buettner

27:06 | May 4th, 2015

Dan Buettner, the New York Times bestselling author of The Blue Zones, lays out a proven plan to maximize your health based on the practices of the world’s healthiest people. For the first time, Buettner reveals how to transform your … Continue readi...Show More
The Allergy Book with Dr. Robert Sears

28:16 | Apr 20th, 2015

From America’s most trusted name in pediatrics, a comprehensive guide to treating and preventing nasal allergies, asthma, food allergies and intolerances, and more. Allergies are one of the most common ailments, causing children to miss school and pa...Show More
Culture Wars with Linley Dixon

27:29 | Apr 13th, 2015

Farm and food policy analyst Linley Dixon discusses the Cornucopia Institute’s latest report “Culture Wars: How the Food Giants turned Yogurt, a Health Food, into Junk Food.”  Learn why the “live and active cultures” label is not a good signifier … C...Show More
Better Than Before with Gretchen Rubin

27:51 | Apr 6th, 2015

Better than Before presents a practical, concrete framework to allow readers to understand their habits—and to change them for good. Infused with Gretchen Rubin’s compelling voice, rigorous research, and easy humor, and packed with vivid stories of l...Show More
The Hormone Reset Diet with Dr. Sara Gottfried

27:25 | Mar 16th, 2015

Most people don’t think about hormones. But when you develop resistance to your seven major metabolic hormones—cortisol, thyroid, testosterone, growth hormone, leptin, insulin, and estrogen—your body adjusts by ultimately slowing down your metabolism...Show More
Vitamania with Catherine Price

29:18 | Mar 9th, 2015

Most of us know nothing about vitamins. What’s more, what we think we know is harming both our personal nutrition and our national health. By focusing on vitamins at the expense of everything else, we’ve become blind to the bigger … Continue reading ...Show More
Watch Your Back with Dr. Richard Deyo

28:26 | Mar 2nd, 2015

Watch Your Back!  How the back pain industry is costing us more and giving us less–and what you can do to inform and empower yourself in seeking treatment.  Dr. Richard Deyo, professor of internal medicine, family medicine and public health … Continu...Show More
Nourishing Broth will Sally Fallon Morell

20:44 | Feb 9th, 2015

Sally Fallon Morell, founding president of the Weston A. Price foundation, and author of the classic Nourishing Traditions, discusses her new book, Nourishing Broth, co-authored with nutritionist Kaayla T. Daniel. Explore the science behind broth’s h...Show More
The Brain’s Way of Healing with Dr. Norman Doidge

29:06 | Feb 2nd, 2015

For centuries it was believed that the brain’s complexity prevented recovery from damage or disease. The Brain’s Way of Healing shows that this very sophistication is the source of a unique kind of healing. Dr. Norman Doidge explores the latest scien...Show More
Healthy Vision with Dr. Neal Adams

26:44 | Jan 12th, 2015

More than 180 million Americans have a problem with their vision. Most believe there’s not much they can do on their own to change how much (or how little) they see. Now there is hope. In the past decade, an … Continue reading →
Herbal Antivirals with Stephen Buhner

26:06 | Jan 5th, 2015

Take control of your health! Emerging viruses are becoming more virile and aggressive, and traditional medications are becoming less effective against them. In this companion to the best-selling Herbal Antibiotics, Stephen Harrod Buhner offers in-dep...Show More
Eating Animals with Jonathan Safran Foer

19:39 | Dec 14th, 2014

Bestselling novelist, Jonathan Safran Foer, discusses his first book of nonfiction, Eating Animals. Learn why eating eggs is crueler than eating beef, how eating meat contributes to global warming far more than driving your car, how Safran Foer diffe...Show More
Ebola: The Natural & Human History with David Quammen

26:54 | Dec 8th, 2014

In 1976 a deadly virus emerged from the Congo forest. As swiftly as it came, it disappeared, leaving no trace. Over the four decades since, Ebola has emerged sporadically, each time to devastating effect. It can kill up to 90 … Continue reading →
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: The Root Cause with Dr. Izabella Wentz

28:30 | Dec 1st, 2014

What’s Really Going on in Hashimoto’s? Hashimoto’s is more than just hypothyroidism. Most patients with Hashimoto’s will present with acid reflux, nutrient deficiencies, anemia, intestinal permeability, food sensitivities, gum disorders and hypoglyce...Show More
Dental Herbalism with Leslie Alexander

28:03 | Nov 17th, 2014

Our oral health is intimately linked with our overall health and well-being. In this practical guide to herbal dental care, medical herbalist Leslie Alexander and registered dental hygienist Linda Straub-Bruce detail how to use 41 safe and effective ...Show More
Herbal Antibiotics with Stephen Harrod Buhner

27:43 | Nov 10th, 2014

Antibiotic-resistant infections are alarmingly on the rise, and many people are looking for sound information on herbal alternatives to standard antibiotics. In this indispensable reference, herbal expert Stephen Harrod Buhner explains the roots of a...Show More
Being Mortal with Atul Gawande

36:43 | Nov 3rd, 2014

Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of t...Show More
Women Healers of the World by herbalist Holly Bellebuono

28:41 | Oct 20th, 2014

Women Healers of the World shares with readers an extraordinary variety of healing plants from around the world that have inspired today’s “alternative” medicine, as well as the stories, challenges, and triumphs of remarkable women healers from past ...Show More
The Stress Remedy with Dr. Doni Wilson

28:56 | Oct 13th, 2014

In The Stress Remedy Dr. Doni Wilson reveals how stress of all types from skipping breakfast and exposure to toxins, to coping with a major crisis disrupts the body’s synergy and leads to three common conditions of chronic stress: adrenal … Continue ...Show More
Total Recovery: Chronic Pain & Depression with Dr. Gary Kaplan

18:12 | Oct 6th, 2014

In Total Recovery, Dr. Gary Kaplan argues that we’ve been thinking about disease all wrong. Drawing on dramatic patient stories and cutting-edge research, the book reveals that chronic physical and emotional pain are two sides of the same coin. New …...Show More
Unstuck with Dr. James S. Gordon

29:50 | Sep 22nd, 2014

Host Dr. David Naimon interviews Dr. James S. Gordon about his book “Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression” Heralded by holistic doctors from Andrew Weil to Dean Ornish to Christine Northrup, Unstuck is a practical guide … ...Show More
Bone Health with Dr. Lani Simpson

27:16 | Sep 15th, 2014

Dr. Lani Simpson, a chiropractic doctor and certified clinical bone densitometrist, has practiced women’s health care for 25 years, treating thousands of patients with a holistic approach.  Dr. Simpson is an expert in bone density analysis, osteoporo...Show More
Overpowered with Dr. Martin Blank

28:31 | Sep 8th, 2014

Keys, wallet, cell phone . . . ready to go! Cell phones have become ubiquitous fixtures of twenty-first-century life—suctioned to our ears and stuck in our pockets. Yet many are left wondering, as Maureen Dowd recently asked in the New … Continue rea...Show More
The Chronic Cough Enigma with Dr. Jamie Koufman

26:33 | Aug 18th, 2014

40 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with asthma. However, according to today’s guest up to 80% of people with an asthma diagnosis may in fact be misdiagnosed. If you have hoarseness, postnasal drip, chronic sinus problems, … Co...Show More
Go Wild with Richard Manning

28:43 | Aug 11th, 2014

Today’s guest is award-winning journalist and author Richard Manning. Manning is co-author with Harvard Medical School Professor John Ratey of GO WILD, a book that argues that although civilization has rapidly evolved, our bodies have not kept pace. ...Show More
Missing Microbes with Dr. Martin Blaser

26:58 | Aug 4th, 2014

For three billion years bacteria were the sole living inhabitants on Earth.  Today humans host around 100 trillion bacterial cells, outnumbering human cells 10 to one. The three pounds of bacteria that we contain forms what is called the microbiome, ...Show More
Supersurvivors with Lee Daniel Kravetz

28:34 | Jul 28th, 2014

Over four billion people worldwide will survive a trauma during their lives. Some will experience severe post-traumatic stress. Most will eventually recover and return to life as normal. But sometimes, survivors do more than bounce back. Sometimes th...Show More
Do Fathers Matter? with Paul Raeburn

27:50 | Jul 21st, 2014

For too long, we’ve thought of fathers as little more than sources of authority and economic stability in the lives of their children. Yet cutting-edge studies drawing unexpected links between fathers and children are forcing us to reconsider our ass...Show More
Toxin Toxout with Bruce Lourie

26:28 | Jul 7th, 2014

Every day our bodies encounter countless toxins that hide in seemingly harmless products from cosmetics and toothpaste to soap and food. In their bestselling book Slow Death by Rubber Duck environmental activists Bruce Lourie and Rick Smith explored ...Show More
The Spectrum with Dr. Dean Ornish

26:58 | Jun 16th, 2014

#1 New York Times Bestselling author, Dr. Dean Ornish talks about his book “The Spectrum: A scientifically proven program to feel better, live longer, lose weight and gain health.” (www.ornishspectrum.com)
Natural Solutions for Digestive Health with Dr. Jillian Sarno Teta

27:36 | Jun 9th, 2014

Based on the latest medical and nutritional research, Natural Solutions for Digestive Health provides anyone suffering from chronic or intermittent gut disorders the relief they seek. It covers everything from low-grade irritations such as bloating, ...Show More
The Disease Delusion with Dr. Jeffrey Bland

28:42 | Jun 2nd, 2014

For decades, Dr. Jeffrey Bland has been on the cutting edge of Functional Medicine, which seeks to pinpoint and prevent the cause of illness, rather than treat its symptoms. Managing chronic diseases accounts for three quarters of our total healthcar...Show More
Guide to the Great Beyond with Jane Brody

29:07 | May 19th, 2014

Host David Naimon interviews New York Times health columnist Jane Brody about her new book “Jane Brody’s Guide to the Great Beyond,” a practical primer to help people prepare medically, legally and emotionally for the end of life. Jane Brody … Contin...Show More
Clean Eats with Dr. Alejandro Junger

40:11 | May 12th, 2014

In Clean, New York City cardiologist Dr. Alejandro Junger provided a life-changing program to aid common ailments resulting from toxins in the standard American diet and chemical-filled environments. Now Dr. Junger’s in-demand recipes are available i...Show More
Herbs for Stress & Anxiety with Rosemary Gladstar

24:02 | May 5th, 2014

Treat stress, anxiety, depression, and more with simple herbal remedies that strengthen and build a healthy nervous system. Best-selling author and renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar profiles 21 herbs proven to be effective at soothing and even pre...Show More
Radical Remission with Dr. Kelly Turner

29:11 | Apr 21st, 2014

While getting her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkley, Dr. Turner, a researcher, lecturer, and counselor in integrative oncology, was shocked to discover that no one was studying episodes of radical (or unexpected) remission—when people re...Show More
Ten Day Detox Diet with Dr. Mark Hyman

27:24 | Apr 14th, 2014

The key to losing weight and keeping it off is maintaining low insulin levels. Based on Dr. Hyman’s groundbreaking Blood Sugar Solution program, THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION 10-DAY DETOX DIET presents strategies for reducing insulin levels and producing ...Show More
Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics with Marion Nestle

28:22 | Apr 7th, 2014

Today’s Guest is Marion Nestle, professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University about her new book Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics. Nestle and her co-author Malden Nesheim sort through the...Show More
The Wahls Protocol for Multiple Sclerosis and Other Autoimmune Disorders

28:12 | Mar 17th, 2014

Like many physicians, Dr. Terry Wahls focused on treating her patients’ ailments with drugs or surgical procedures—until she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2000. Within three years, her back and stomach muscles had weakened to the poin...Show More
7-Day Allergy Makeover with Dr. Susanne Bennett

28:27 | Mar 10th, 2014

THE 7 DAY ALLERGY MAKEOVER lays out action-oriented, step-by-step instructions on how to uncover the root cause of allergies, and how to make simple but specific changes that can stop allergy symptoms from recurring. What began as a mother’s desperat...Show More
A Nation In Pain with Judy Foreman

26:04 | Mar 3rd, 2014

In A NATION IN PAIN science-writer Judy Foreman covers all of the crucial aspects of the nation’s chronic pain problem,  from recent advances in the neurobiology and genetics of pain, to the striking gender disparities in its treatment, to the … Cont...Show More
Beat The Heart Attack Gene with Amy Doneen

20:15 | Feb 17th, 2014

Heart disease affects 81 million Americans and is the culprit in one of every two deaths.  Most people think that they are not at risk if they control their blood pressure and cholesterol but even then one can still be … Continue reading →
Healthy At Home with Dr. Tieraona Low Dog

38:53 | Feb 11th, 2014

Are you interested in taking more of your healthcare into your own hands?  To learn when you can safely treat health problems at home and avoid unnecessary trips to the doctor?  Would you prefer to reduce your reliance on over-the-counter … Continue ...Show More
The Calorie Myth with Jonathan Bailor

26:25 | Feb 3rd, 2014

Jonathan Bailor is a former personal trainer, the host of a popular syndicated health radio show, an expert in nutrition and exercise, and the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Calorie Myth: How to Eat More, Exercise … Continue readi...Show More
EASA : Early Intervention for Teenage Psychosis

27:56 | Jan 20th, 2014

Members of the Early Assessment and Support Alliance discuss the research on why early family, community, and medical intervention after a young adults’ first episode of psychosis is so important  Can such an approach, one that involves far more than...Show More
The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain with Barbara Strauch

26:39 | Jan 13th, 2014

New York Times health editor, Barbara Strauch, discusses her new book The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain: The Surprising Talents of the Middle-Aged Mind. She shares research on how our brains improve as we age, and what we can … Continue reading →
Super Immunity with Dr. Joel Fuhrman

29:12 | Jan 6th, 2014

Why do some of us get sick with greater frequency than others? What makes us more susceptible to illness? Are we doomed to get sick when our coworkers and family members do? Is there a secret to staying healthy?  Joel Fuhrman, M.D., a … Continue read...Show More
The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution with Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum

28:31 | Dec 16th, 2013

A nationally known expert in the fields of chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, sleep, and pain, board-certified internist Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum talks about his latest book, The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution.
Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide

29:10 | Dec 10th, 2013

Rosemary Gladstar, the godmother of modern herbalism, offers a fresh introduction to growing and using 33 of her favorite herbs, complete with tips on introducing an herb patch to your backyard garden and easy-to-follow recipes for brewing restorativ...Show More
Why Can’t I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme & Chronic Disease with Dr. Richard Horowitz

28:35 | Dec 2nd, 2013

According to today’s guest Dr. Richard Horowitz,  you may not know that you have Lyme disease.  Often called the “Great Imitator,” Lyme Disease can mimic chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, autoimmune conditions, multiple sclerosis, even psychiat...Show More
Eat to Live with Dr. Joel Fuhrman

27:39 | Nov 18th, 2013

Dr. Joel Fuhrman is an international authority in preventing and reversing disease through nutrition.  He is the author of the bestsellers Eat to Live, Super Immunity, and The End of Diabetes.  He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania … Con...Show More
Why Can’t My Child Behave?–Jane Hersey Discusses the Feingold Dietary Program

28:05 | Nov 11th, 2013

Jane Hersey, national director of the nonprofit Feingold Association, former teacher, Head Start consultant and author of Why Can’t My Child Behave?  discusses the role of food dyes, food additives and natural salicylates in childhood behavioral prob...Show More
Healing from Depression with Douglas Bloch

27:19 | Nov 4th, 2013

Counselor, teacher and author, Douglas Bloch discusses his twelve-week body-mind-spirit recovery program from his book Healing From Depression.  Bloch received his BA in psychology from New York University and his MA in counseling from the University...Show More
Clean Gut with Dr. Alejandro Junger

20:21 | Oct 21st, 2013

Is it possible that the root of your heart disease, your respiratory allergies, your low mood or your autoimmune condition could be traced back to imbalances in your gut?  Today’s guest Dr. Alejandro Junger thinks so.  He joins us on … Continue readi...Show More
Reboot Your Brain with Gary Null

41:51 | Oct 14th, 2013

The culmination of thirty-five years of research in anti-aging sciences, Gary Null’s latest book, Reboot Your Brain, shows how Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, memory loss, depression, anxiety, dementia, and other mental conditions can be effectively treate...Show More
Back to Normal with Enrico Gnaulati

26:50 | Oct 7th, 2013

There has been a 41% increase in the diagnosis of ADHD over the past decade, a forty-fold spike in childhood bipolar diagnoses, and autism spectrum disorders, once considered rare, have increased by 78%.  Today’s guest, clinical psychologist Dr. Enri...Show More
Grain Brain with Dr. David Perlmutter

26:39 | Sep 15th, 2013

Neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter is a leader in the field of nutritional influences on neurological disorders. Today on Healthwatch he discusses his latest book Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar. Learn about the latest re...Show More
The First Twenty Minutes with Gretchen Reynolds

30:57 | Sep 8th, 2013

Can one exercise too much?  What is the right amount?  Could stretching be counterproductive?  Or even harmful?  Do cortisone shots inhibit healing?  Could something as simple as standing more often actually improve our health dramatically?  New York...Show More
Treatment Alternatives for Children with Dr. Lawrence Rosen

29:26 | Sep 1st, 2013

Parents concerned about the side effects of commonly used over-the-counter and prescription medicines are in search of safe and effective natural treatment alternatives. Host Dr. David Naimon talks with leading integrative pediatrician Lawrence Rosen...Show More
Expecting Better with Emily Oster

27:17 | Aug 19th, 2013

Pregnancy—unquestionably one of the most pro­found, meaningful experiences of adulthood—can reduce otherwise intelligent women to, well, babies. We’re told to avoid cold cuts, sushi, alcohol, and coffee, but aren’t told why these are forbidden. Rules...Show More
Eating On The Wild Side with Jo Robinson

27:50 | Aug 12th, 2013

In Eating on the Wild Side investigative journalist Jo Robinson describes how 400 generations of farmers have made food less nutritious. Wild apples, for example, have from three to 100 times more antioxidants than Galas and Honeycrisps, and are five...Show More
Natural Home Remedies with Dr. Ed Gibbs

26:39 | Aug 6th, 2013

One of the few practitioners in Oregon licensed in naturopathic medicine, Chinese medicine and chiropractic medicine, Dr. Ed Gibbs talks with host Dr. David Naimon about natural home remedies, the herbs, foods, supplements and home care techniques yo...Show More
Edible Wild Plants with John Kallas

26:35 | Jul 18th, 2013

Botanist, nature photographer, writer, and founder of Wild Food Adventures, John Kallas discusses his book Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods from Dirt to Plate. Learn how to identify, harvest and prepare nutritious and delicious wild greens within walki...Show More
Helpful Prescriptions Which May Harm You with Dr. Michael Murray

27:46 | Jul 9th, 2013

Bestselling author Dr. Michael T. Murray, discusses how five common medications–for sleep, headaches, osteoarthritis, acid reflux and depression—can lead to unforeseen consequences, sometimes even, in the log-run, worsening the condition they are mea...Show More
Farmacology with Dr. Daphne Miller

28:50 | Jul 1st, 2013

Family physician Daphne Miller long suspected that farming and medicine were intimately linked. Increasingly disillusioned by mainstream medicine’s mechanistic approach to healing and fascinated by the farming revolution that is changing the way we t...Show More
Are Vitamins Harmful? with Walter Willett

29:28 | Jun 14th, 2013

Could it be possible that your vitamin and mineral supplements offer you no health benefits at all or even that they harm you, shortening your life or increasing the incidence of disease?  Several studies recently have suggested that.  Yet the … Cont...Show More
The Book of Woe with Gary Greenberg

28:05 | Jun 10th, 2013

Dr. David Naimon talks with author and psychotherapist Gary Greenberg about his latest book, The Book of Woe, an insider’s challenge to psychiatry’s scientific pretensions. “Gary Greenberg has become the Dante of our psychiatric age, and the DSM-5 is...Show More
The Autistic Brain with Temple Grandin

26:39 | Jun 3rd, 2013

When Temple Grandin was born in 1947, autism had only just been named. Today it is more prevalent than ever, with one in 88 children diagnosed on the spectrum. And our thinking about it has undergone a transformation in her … Continue reading →
Cooked with Michael Pollan

37:29 | May 21st, 2013

In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth—to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat a...Show More
The Art of Fermentation with Sandor Katz

30:14 | May 13th, 2013

Dr. Naimon talks with Sandor Katz about his do-it-yourself guide to home fermentation. Katz contextualizes fermentation in terms of biological and cultural evolution, health and nutrition, and even economics.  Michael Pollan, in the foreword, describ...Show More
Gulp : Adventures on the Alimentary Canal with Mary Roach

25:59 | May 6th, 2013

“America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour. The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions explored in Gulp are as taboo, in their way, as the cadavers in Stiff and … Cont...Show More
Trees as Medicine with Diana Beresford-Kroeger

23:52 | Apr 21st, 2013

A botanist, medical biochemist, and self-defined “renegade scientist,” Diana Beresford-Kroeger brings together ethnobotany, horticulture, spirituality and alternative medicine to discuss how forests affect our health individually, collectively, ecolo...Show More
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, with Michael Moss

28:26 | Apr 15th, 2013

From a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter at The New York Times comes the explosive story of the rise of the processed food industry and its link to the emerging obesity epidemic. Michael Moss reveals how companies use salt, sugar, and … C...Show More
The Hormone Cure with Dr. Sara Gottfried

28:32 | Apr 8th, 2013

In THE HORMONE CURE, Harvard/MIT-trained integrative physician/scientist and board-certified gynecologist, Dr. Sara Gottfried, tells women exactly what they can do to optimize their hormones — without drugs, hormone replacement therapy, or a prescrip...Show More
Seeking Sickness with Alan Cassels

28:15 | Mar 25th, 2013

Everyone thinks of preventative medicine as the best course of action.  But is it possible that getting certain medical screenings when you are healthy, the same screenings your doctor urges you to get,  could be harmful to us?   Today’s guest … Cont...Show More
Emperor of all Maladies with Siddhartha Mukherjee (Classic–aired 2011)

26:50 | Mar 18th, 2013

Siddhartha Mukherjee, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction for his book The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, examines cancer with a cellular biologist’s precision, a historian’s perspective, and a biographer’s passion. The r...Show More
Be Fruitful: Enhancing Fertility with Dr. Victoria Maizes

26:47 | Mar 5th, 2013

The increase in environmental toxins, processed foods, and stress, as well as the advancing ages at which couples seek to have children, have made it more difficult for women to conceive. In Be Fruitful, Dr. Victoria Maizes, an expert on women’s … Co...Show More
Ulcerative Colitis & Crohn’s, Holistic Approaches with Dr. Gary Weiner

27:26 | Feb 26th, 2013

Today’s guest, Dr. Gary Weiner, is a naturopathic physician, licensed acupuncturist, and founder of Pearl Natural Health in downtown Portland. He joins host Dr. David Naimon to discuss natural approaches to the inflammatory bowel diseases–ulcerative ...Show More
In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto with Michael Pollan (Classic–aired 2008)

41:02 | Feb 19th, 2013

For 25 years, Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the built environment.  In today’s episode host David Naimon talks with … Continue r...Show More
Heart of Perfect Health with Brenda Watson

26:30 | Feb 12th, 2013

Medical researcher and New York Times bestselling author, Brenda Watson, shares simple, natural ways to reverse the cycle of poor heart health in her current PBS special and latest book, Heart of Perfect Health: The Startling Truths About Heart Disea...Show More
All-Natural: A Skeptic’s Quest with Nathanael Johnson

28:14 | Feb 4th, 2013

Why, even as medicine improves, are we becoming less healthy? Why are more American women dying in childbirth? Why do we grow fatter the more we diet? Why have so many attempts to save the environment backfired?These are some of the questions that jo...Show More
Anatomy of an Epidemic with Robert Whitaker (Classic–aired 2011)

26:14 | Jan 26th, 2013

With the incredible rise in the use of anti-depressant, anti-anxiety and ADHD medications in the last thirty years, one would think the incidence of mental illness would’ve decreased in that time.  Yet medical disability from mental illness has nearl...Show More
Rotten Eggs: Deceptive Labeling in the Egg Aisle with Mark Kastel (Classic–aired in 2010)

24:47 | Jan 20th, 2013

Mounting evidence is showing that pastured eggs, eggs from chickens eating grass and bugs outdoors, is significantly healthier for you (and the chicken). But buying cage-free, free-range, organic eggs, despite the reassuring labels, does not mean yo...Show More
Preventing the Flu Naturally with Dr. Gary Weiner

28:06 | Jan 14th, 2013

Have you noticed how people are getting sick earlier this winter and staying sick longer? According to the New York Times "the country is in the grip of three emerging flu or flulike epidemics: an early start to the annual flu season with an unusuall...Show More
Food Matters with Mark Bittman (Classic–first aired in 2010)

26:23 | Dec 20th, 2012

New York Times food columnist and bestselling author Mark Bittman talks about cooking that not only improves health but also helps the environment. He discusses his latest, "The Food Matters Cookbook: 500 Revolutionary Recipes for Better Living."
Dr Susan Love’s Breast Book (Classic–first aired in 2010)

26:38 | Dec 10th, 2012

Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book has long been the bible for the newly diagnosed. In this completely revised fifth edition, it also becomes a guide for those at risk of getting breast cancer, survivors interested in the consequences of their treatment, a...Show More
Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human by Richard Wrangham (Classic–originally aired 2009)

26:59 | Nov 25th, 2012

Ever since Darwin and The Descent of Man, the existence of humans has been attributed to our intelligence and adaptability. But in Catching Fire, renowned primatologist Richard Wrangham presents a startling alternative: our evolutionary success is th...Show More
Infectious Behavior: Brain-Immune Connections in Autism, Schizophrenia and Depression

29:48 | Nov 19th, 2012

Developmental neurobiologist, Paul H. Patterson, discusses new discoveries regarding the interplay between the immune system and the brain, how maternal infections increase the risk of autism and schizophrenia, and the latest research on the causes...Show More
Take Charge Of Your Chronic Pain with Dr. Peter Abaci

27:22 | Nov 12th, 2012

Host Dr. David Naimon talks with Dr. Peter Abaci, author of Take Charge of Your Chronic Pain: The Latest Research, Cutting-Edge Tools, and Alternative Treatments for Feeling Better. Peter Abaci, MD, is board certified in anesthesia and pain managem...Show More
Kids Beyond Limits with Anat Baniel

28:19 | Nov 5th, 2012

Host. Dr David Naimon talks with Anat Baniel, about her book Kids Beyond Limits: The Anat Baniel Method for Awakening the Brain and Transforming the Life of Your Child with Special Needs. Anat Baniel has established an international reputation for h...Show More
The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine with Dr. Joseph Pizzorno

21:10 | Aug 16th, 2012

One common critique of natural medicine is that it is unscientific, that compared to conventional medicine there is no justification to support its use in a modern evidence-based medical system. Today’s guest Dr. Joseph Pizzorno would beg to differ....Show More
Are Your Prescriptions Killing You? with Armon Neel

20:05 | Aug 14th, 2012

Did you know that the pharmaceuticals you’ve been taking much of your life can all of a sudden cause significant problems as you age? That reactions to prescription drugs are the 4th leading cause of death in the United States? That well-meaning d...Show More
Natural Approaches to Hepatitis C and Liver Health

27:25 | Aug 11th, 2012

Today’s guest is local naturopathic physician, acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, Dr. Keivan Jinnah. Dr. Jinnah is a professor at the National College of Natural Medicine where he teaches the course "The Liver - In Health and Disease. " He is ...Show More
National Geographic Guide to Medicinal Herbs–Dr. Tieraona Low Dog

28:40 | May 8th, 2012

Dr. Tieraona Low Dog is a medical doctor, herbalist and midwife. She was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the White House Commission of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, was honored by Time Magazine and NPR as an innovator in the field, a...Show More
Cereal Crimes

0:00 | Apr 29th, 2012

Today’s guest is Charlotte Vallaeys, Director of Farm and Food Policy at The Cornucopia Institute. She holds graduate degrees from Harvard and the Tuft’s Friedman School of Nutrition and she has authored many reports for the Cornucopia institute co...Show More