http://www.democracynow.org – We speak with a University of California scientist Tyrone Hayes, who discovered a widely used herbicide may have harmful effects on the endocrine system. But when he tried to publish the results, the chemical’s manufacturer launched a campaign to discredit his work. Hayes was first hired in 1997 by a company, which later became agribusiness giant Syngenta, to study their product, Atrazine, a pesticide that is applied to more than half the corn crops in the United States, and widely used on golf courses and Christmas tree farms. When Hayes found results Syngenta did not expect — that Atrazine causes sexual abnormalities in frogs, and could cause the same problems for humans — it refused to allow him to publish his findings. A new article in The New Yorker magazine uses court documents from a class-action lawsuit against Syngenta to show how it sought to smear Hayes’ reputation and prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from banning the profitable chemical, which is already banned by the European Union.
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Hope Bohanec has been active in animal protection and environmental activism for 30 years and has published the book The Ultimate Betrayal: Is There Happy Meat?
The Ultimate Betrayal lifts the veil of secrecy surrounding animal farming, offering a rare look inside the world of alternative animal agriculture. People are becoming increasingly aware that farmed animals are living in misery, their physical and emotional well-being matters, and they deserve to live a happy life. Concerned consumers are discovering that animal agriculture is one of the leading contributors to climate change, fresh water scarcity, deforestation, and air pollution. They are demanding compassionate and sustainable alternatives with their consumer dollars and the industry, eager to capitalize on an emerging market, is responding. But are these new products based on misleading buzzwords designed to deceive unsuspecting customers who are endeavoring to make ethical choices? Hope is also the Executive Director of Compassionate Living, a Sonoma County, California based vegan advocacy organization.
Dr Joel Kahn is a Practicing Medical Doctor, Podcaster and Author. Dr Kahn holds a M.D. in Cardiology from University of Michigan Medical School. He is a Professor of Medicine at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and from 1986 to 1989 took part in Interventional Cardiology Residency Program at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He works as an independent Holistic Cardiologist and manages the Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity, ** focused on early detection and reversal of heart diseases. In addition to that, Joel is a Columnist at The Huffington Post and Readers Digest.
At his core, Dr. Joel Kahn believes that plant-based nutrition is the most powerful source of preventative medicine on the planet. Having practiced traditional cardiology since 1983, it was only after his own commitment to a plant based vegan diet that he truly began to delve into the realm of non-traditional diagnostic tools, prevention tactics and nutrition-based recovery protocols. These ideologies led him to change his approach and focus on being a holistic cardiologist. He passionately lectures throughout the country about the health benefits of a plant-based anti-aging diet inspiring a new generation of thought leaders to think scientifically and critically about the body’s ability to heal itself through proper nutrition.
One of the world’s top cardiologists, Dr. Joel Kahn has treated thousands of acute heart attacks during his career. He’d like all that to stop. He’d like to prevent ALL future heart attacks by breaking through to the public to educate and inspire a new holistic lifestyle. Now is the time to focus on educating the public to eat clean, sweat clean and apply cutting edge science to their lifestyle. On his podcast each week, Dr. Kahn fights for your health with his unique brand of eastern and western medicine focusing on wellness of mind, body and spirit. Each month he will interview a Health Hero and how their journey can help you find wellness, discuss with a leader in heart disease how to reverse heart disease, talk to leaders in the food movement for health, and review the science that can take you to a new level. He is known internationally as the heart doctor not afraid to take on the giants and expose lies, follies, and confusion so you know the path to feeling better, looking better, and living better.
Dr Kahn is an acclaimed author whose most recent book is Lipoprotein(a),: The Heart’s Quiet Killer: A Diet and LIfestyle Guide
Leading medical professionals and best-selling authors Michael Greger, Dean Ornish, Joel Fuhrman, and David L. Katz have lauded cardiologist Joel Kahn on this breakthrough book on lipoprotein(a). An estimated one in five people have elevated levels of a type of cholesterol called lipoprotein(a) which can increase the risk for cardiovascular disease, including blocked arteries, blood clots, and stroke. Dr. Kahn explains how this condition is a factor of genetics rather than poor lifestyle choices, pinpoints who needs to have their levels checked, and which types of tests to request. He also shares research that shows plant-based diets in general provide the best defense against heart attacks, strokes, and cardiovascular disease and can play an important role in protecting individuals with elevated lipoprotein(a) levels. He has partnered with vegan expert Beverly Lynn Bennett who provides dozens of delicious, oil-free recipes that feature foods rich in the nutrients found to be the most protective for heart-health.
T. Colin Campbell, PhD has been dedicated to the science of human health for more than 60 years. His primary focus is on the association between diet and disease, particularly cancer. Although largely known for the China Study — one of the most comprehensive studies of health and nutrition ever conducted, and recognized by The New York Times as the “Grand Prix of epidemiology” — Dr. Campbell’s profound impact also includes extensive involvement in education, public policy, and laboratory research.
Dr. Campbell grew up on a dairy farm and was the first in his family to go to college, where he studied pre-veterinary medicine at Pennsylvania State University. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree, and while completing his first year at the University of Georgia veterinary school, he received a telegram from a well known professor at Cornell University, offering a scholarship and research opportunity too good to turn down. And so he completed his education at Cornell University (M.S., Ph.D.) and MIT (Research Associate) in nutrition, biochemistry and toxicology. He then spent 10 years on the faculty of Virginia Tech’s Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition before returning to Cornell in 1975 where he presently holds his Endowed Chair as the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry in the Division of Nutritional Sciences. Dr. Campbell’s research experience includes both laboratory experiments and large-scale human studies. He has received over 70 grant-years of peer-reviewed research funding (mostly with NIH), served on grant review panels of multiple funding agencies, actively participated in the development of national and international nutrition policy, and authored over 300 research papers. Throughout his career, he has confronted a great deal of confusion surrounding nutrition and its effects. It is precisely this confusion that he has focused so much on, in recent years. In order to synthesize the findings of his long and rewarding career, and to give back to the public whose lives are threatened by rampant misinformation and special interests, Dr. Campbell co-wrote The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health, which has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. He is also the author of the The New York Times bestseller Whole, and The Low-Carb Fraud. Several documentary films feature Dr. Campbell and his research, including Forks Over Knives, Eating You Alive, Food Matters, and PlantPure Nation. He continues to share evidence-based information on health and nutrition whenever given the opportunity. He has delivered hundreds of lectures around the world and he is the founder of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and the online Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate in partnership with eCornell.
To Contact Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. go to nutritionstudies.org
Kristi Funk, MD is a board-certified breast cancer surgeon & physician, international keynote speaker, women’s health advocate and author of; Breasts: The Owner’s Manual: Every Woman’s Guide to Reducing Cancer Risk, Making Treatment Choices, and Optimizing Outcomes In this national bestseller! Breast cancer surgeon Dr. Kristi Funk offers a comprehensive and encouraging approach to breast care and breast cancer. Empowered with facts and strategies to understand your breasts, reduce your cancer risk, and open your eyes to interventions and treatments. In 2009, Dr. Funk opened the Pink Lotus Breast Center in Beverly Hills, which at the time became the first breast cancer center of its kind, fusing state-of-the art screening, genetic testing, diagnosis and surgical treatment with preventive strategies and holistic, compassionate care – all under one roof. You can follow or connect with Dr. Funk on pinklotus.com/powerup/drkristifunk
Dr. Thomas Campbell II has been learning, writing, presenting, or practicing in the area of nutrition and lifestyle for 20 years. He is co-author, with his father T. Colin Campbell, PhD, of The China Study, The Most Comprehensive Study Ever Undertaken of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Starting Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health. The book has been a worldwide bestseller, having been translating in dozens of languages and sold throughout the world. It has inspired politicians, professional athletes and millions of others to consider plant-based nutrition. In 2015, he published The Campbell Plan, which is called The China Study Solution in paperback. This is a practical “how-to” guide to implement a whole-food, plant-based diet, including over 50 recipes. To Contact Dr Thomas Campbell II, M.D. go to nutritionstudies.org
Dr Robert L. Bard, MD, is an author of; The Prostate Cancer Revolution: Beating Prostate Cancer Without Surgery and an internationally known and recognized leader in the field of 21st Century 3-D ULTRASONOGRAPHIC VOLUMETRIC DOPPLER IMAGING. In the Book The Prostate Cancer Revolution there is a new world of medical options for the 200,000+ men diagnosed annually with prostate cancer. The Prostate Cancer Revolution explains how imaging breakthroughs provide peace of mind, tumors and their blood supply are precisely identified, if a biopsy is necessary, needle samples are taken only from the known tumor(s) for highly accurate findings, advanced imaging is used to plan and deliver minimally invasive, painless outpatient targeted treatments that destroy tumors without urinary or sexual side effects.
To Contact Dr Robert L. Bard, go to bardcancercenter.com
Middle-aged people unable to stand on one leg for 10 seconds are almost twice as likely to die within the next decade, according to new research.
Scientists say the simple and safe balance test should become part of a routine health check for older adults.
Unlike aerobic fitness, muscle strength and flexibility, balance tends to be reasonably well preserved until the sixth decade of life when it starts to wane relatively rapidly.
Yet testing for balance isn’t normally included in health checks of middle-aged and older people, possibly because there is no standardized test and there is little hard data linking it to injuries or disease beyond falling, the researchers said.
The team in Brazil wanted to know whether a balance test might be a reliable indicator of a person’s risk of death from any cause within the next decade and whether a test should therefore be included in routine health checks.
They used participants from the CLINIMEX Exercise study, which was set up in 1994 to assess links between various measures of physical fitness and the risk of ill health and death from cardiovascular problems.
In this video senior MIT research scientist Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D., delivers compelling scientific evidence based on countless published, peer-reviewed studies, all in frank, illuminating and accessible language. Dr. Seneff sounds the alarm on glyphosate, chemotherapy, statin drugs and Covid-19, and provides guidance on simple, powerful changes you can make to protect your health and that of your family. A must-watch video, it also addresses the true nature of the pharmaceutical industry and its influence on the broadcast media. The sources mentioned in this video can be found here: https://www.dr-rath-foundation.org/go…
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Robynne Chutkan, MD, FASGE, is a doctor of integrative gastroenterology and the author of the multiple digestive health books Gutbliss, The Bloat Cure and The Microbiome Solution.
Her most recent book The Microbiome Solution: A Radical New Way to Heal Your Body from the Inside Out is a Live Dirty, Eat Clean—because every serious disease or chronic ailment begins in our gut.
The microbiome—the collective name for the trillions of bacteria that live in our digestive tract—is today’s hottest medical news topic. Dr. Robynne Chutkan explains how the standard Western diet and our super-sanitized lifestyle are starving our microbes, depleting the “good bugs” that are crucial for keeping us healthy, and encouraging overgrowth of exactly the wrong types of bacteria.
However, Dr. Chutkan explains, there are effective lifestyle and diet changes we can make to reverse this damage. Dr. Chutkan has helped thousands of patients suffering from a disordered microbiome with her comprehensive Live Dirty, Eat Clean Plan, designed to remove damaging medications and foods, replace important bacteria that have been lost, and restore health.
The MicrobiomeSolution offers: a microbiome overview, nourishing recipes, questions for your doctor, preventative and recovery health tips, and the next frontier for a severely troubled microbiome—the stool transplant.
This is the first book to provide a practical, effective plan for replenishing and optimizing the vital ecosystem in our gut. Start living dirty and eating clean today to ward off disease and begin the path toward lifelong, vibrant health.
Her new book, The Anti-Viral Gut will be released in Summer 2022.
Dr. Chutkan received her bachelor’s from Yale University and her medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she also did her internship and residency and served as chief resident. She completed her fellowship in gastroenterology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.
Dr. Chutkan has been on the faculty at Georgetown University Hospital since 1997.
In 2004 she founded the Digestive Center for Wellness, an integrative gastroenterology practice dedicated to uncovering the root cause of GI disorders. Dr. Chutkan incorporates microbial optimization, nutritional therapy, mind-body techniques, and lifestyle changes into her therapeutic approach to digestive disorders.
A former Board member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), Dr. Chutkan also chaired the ASGE Training Committee and Public Relations Committee. She has authored dozens of academic journal articles and book chapters and lectures frequently on the microbiome and gut health throughout the United States and Europe.
Dr. Chutkan has been the medical expert on The Today Show, CBS This Morning, The Doctors, The Dr Oz Show, The Megyn Kelly Show, and has her own PBS Special entitled “Gutbliss”. She’s been interviewed by numerous publications, including the NYT, WSJ, The Atlantic, and the Washington Post, and served as on-air talent and a medical consultant for Discovery Health Channel. An avid squash player, runner and yogi, Dr. Chutkan is passionate about introducing more dirt, sweat and vegetables into people’s lives.
To Contact Dr. Robynne Chutkan go to digestivecenterforwellness.com