iEat Green – Anne Biklé; Author: The Hidden Half of Nature – 04.19.18

Anne Biklé is a biologist with wide-ranging interests that have led her into watershed restoration, environmental planning, and public health. She co-authored the new book, The Hidden Half of Nature, with her husband , David Montgomery, exploring the parallels between garden health and our gut. She is an invited speaker at universities and national conferences on the connections between public …

The Infectious Myth – Nancy Banks on “The Slow Death of the AIDS/Cancer Paradigm – 12.26.17

In episode 168 David talks with Nancy Banks, a Harvard Medical School trained MD, about her new book, “The Slow Death of the AIDS/Cancer Paradigm”. She believes that approaches to cancer, and the entire HIV=AIDS=Death dogma are based on a flawed understanding of eukaryotic cell metabolism, eukaryotic referring to all cells with a membrane enclosed nucleus, as in all higher …

Energy Stew – Steve Halpern – 09.01.17

Inflammation is the scourge to our health –  Energy Stew interview with Steve Halpern Most diseases are only considered to be symptoms of oxidative stress and inflammation. They are the key to getting better. Our bodies produce inflammation to help us but it’s not easily controlled. The answer is to manage it better. I’m talking again with Steve Halpern, a …

The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 02.08.17

Richard “Red” Lawhern is a brilliant, passionate, hardworking nonmedical advocate for pain patients. Listen to this show and you will never look at pain medications in same light. Unlike psychiatric drugs, we both find that opiate and opioid pain medications are often under-prescribed. The under-prescribing of opiates is partly because of the fear of addiction, and partly because drug companies push more expensive drugs that do not work as well and cause more harm. Richard explains how the DEA has intruded into the practice of medicine, setting standards for doctors that are robbing patients of adequate medication coverage for pain, sometimes causing these patients to resort to street drugs with the risk of death by unintentional overdose. Having lost the War Against Drugs, has the DEA attacked a softer target, making a War on Doctors and their Pain Patients? Maybe so.

Charles K. Bens, Ph.D. – The Beginning Of The End Of The War On Medicine

For nearly 100 years, there has been a serious war going on between the proponents ofallopathic (conventional) medicine and those who support natural or  functional medicine. Functional medicine in the form of herbal,1,2 Ayurvedic, and Chinese medicine was dominant around the world for hundreds of years. 3-5 Then, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the germ theory 6,7 of disease began to take …

What Women Must Know – The Real Dangers of the Pill and A Natural, Sale Non-Hormonal Option with Dr. Françoise Farron – 11.03.16

Dr. Francoise Farron received Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from New York University Medical School. Her first job was at Harvard Medical School, studying control mechanisms of cell growth. This was part of a larger program designed to understand the phenomenon of uncontrolled growth in cancer cells.

Valerie Strauss – How schools are turning ‘joy’ into a character strength — and why it’s an awful idea

Back in March I published a post titled, “Now some schools are testing kids for their ‘grit’ and ‘joy’ levels. Really.” For years we’ve heard of schools viewing “grit” as a character strength and moving to measure how much grit students have while attempting to build it up in those deficient. Now one of the co-authors of that post is …

The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 08.25.16

Joanna Moncrieff MD is a stellar British psychiatrist, a combination of scientist, clinician and caring human being too rarely seen in our profession. All of her books are worth reading. She talks to us about progress in the treatment of people labelled “schizophrenic” and how the British psychiatric establishment is responding to new information about drug-induced brain damage. You will get in on the ground floor of the study she is leading in Great Britain to try carefully withdrawing so-called schizophrenic patients from their antipsychotic drugs, which is an important event in our field. Join us!

Focus on the Facts – 04.18.16

The guest today was Dr Hooman Noorchashm, who is leading the campaign to ban power morcellation used in hysterectomies to remove fibroids in the uterus. His campaign began in December 2013, after his wife, Dr Amy Reed’s unsuspected uterine cancer was spread through her abdomen by morcellation during a routine hysterectomy in October 2013, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Morcellation takes a Stage 1 treatable cancer immediately to a Stage 4 terminal cancer and for many women, this routine procedure ends with a death sentence. For over 20 years, the morcellator has spread cancer and led to the death of thousands of women and yet it stayed on the market because the device makers, the doctors and the hospitals did not report the harm caused by the device to the FDA. In late 2013, Amy Reed was the first to report that morcellation was spreading cancer in women to the FDA.

Yearly cost of US premature births linked to air pollution: $4.33 billion

The annual economic cost of the nearly 16,000 premature births linked to air pollution in the United States has reached $4.33 billion, according to a report by scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center. The sum includes $760 million spent on prolonged hospital stays and long-term use of medications, as well as $3.57 billion in lost economic productivity due to physical …