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Debra Lynn Dadd Live on Talk Radio

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Monday, April 14

The Dangers of Exposure to Radiation and How to Protect Yourself

Steven GilbertMy guest today is toxicologist Steven G. Gilbert, PhD, DABT, who has been on the show several times before. Today we’ll be talking about radiation. Dr. Gilbert is Director and Founder of the Institute of Neurotoxicology and author of A Small Dose of Toxicology- The Health Effects of Common Chemicals. Dr. Gilbert received a Ph.D. in Toxicology in 1986 from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, A Small Dose of Toxicologyis a Diplomat of American Board of Toxicology, and an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington. His research has focused on neurobehavioral effects of low-level exposure to lead and mercury on the developing nervous system. Dr. Gilbert has an extensive website about toxicology called Toxipedia, which includes a suite of sites that put scientific information in the context of history, society, and culture.

Tuesday, April 15

Wondering What’s in a Product? Here’s a Way to Find Out That You’ll Love

Due to a last minute scheduling problem, today’s guest has been rescheduled. Today we presented a replay of the Building a Food Forest for a Perpetual Food Supply show with Diann Dirks.

My guest today is Diann Dirks, Certified Permaculture Designer. We’ll be talking about Food Forests, a kind of orchard growing food and herbs in an integrative way so that all ground and vertical layers of growing plants are utilized, making the best use of the land, instead of just trees and grass. The use of many kinds of companion species are used like in nature. The point of a Food Forest is that once installed, people have a very long future of available food and medicine at hand, with minimum effort other than harvesting and tree care. Diann is very involved in solving the problems of feeding people long term in an earth-kind way, producing abundance for people and regeneration for the earth. A food forest once installed will feed people for generations and rebuild the soil as well as eliminate erosion, a real problem in today’s customary agricultural practices. Permaculture is a design science based on Natural Laws observed and codified by Bill Mollison and his students about 30 years ago, mapping out how nature creates long term sustabilable life systems. It comes from Permanent Agriculture because in nature the system is permanent. Using those laws observed, and based on a code of ethics, a permaculturist is looking to not only get good yield out of an agricultural system, but also, restore the earth like nature does after a natural disaster, only faster. Diann is a professional consultant in Permaculture, an organic gardener for over 45 years, and the builder of a Food Forest on her property in NE Georgia.

Wednesday, April 16

How Smoke From Fireplaces, Wood Stoves, BBQs and More Contribute to Outdoor Air Pollution and Affect Our Health

Mary RozenbergMy guest today is Mary Rozenberg, Co-Founder of the Burning Issues website, a project of the nonprofit organization Clean Air Revival. We’ll be talking about particulate pollution in outdoor air, how you are contributing to it, and how it is affecting your own health and the health of others. Since 1987, Mary and members have been working tirelessly to improve ambient outdoor air quality through the reduction of Fine Particulate Pollution. The most common sources of deadly Fine Particulate Pollution are residential wood burning (RWB), restaurant wood burning, coal burning, forest fires and agriculture burning, and diesel and auto exhaust. It is estimated that 72,000 people die annually in the United States from the effects of these fine particles. Once emitted they are impossible to clean up. More than half of the fine particulate is caused by fewer than 10% of the population using the dirtiest fuels for recreation and heating. Their principal activity is public education, including the collection and dissemination of the latest science information regarding health effects, economic impacts, and individual actions to reduce and stop solid fuel combustion. Burning Issues also actively does particulate monitoring and has published the results.

Thursday, April 17

Preparing Your Own Food? Learn How to Have Food Ready When and Where You Are

Tammy CredicottToday my guest is Tammy Creditcott, author of Make Ahead Paleo. Even if you don’t eat Paleo, Tammy will help you with the logistics of preparing food every day as part of a busy life. The key to staying on an out-of-the-ordinary diet is having food on hand when you’re hungry and when you’re out, and that’s what this book is about. Tammy Credicott is a recipe developer, food photographer, public speaker, allergy-friendly cooking instructor, and the national bestselling author of Paleo Indulgences, Make Ahead Paleo and The Healthy Gluten Free Life. Tammy has a passion for understanding health and wellness as it relates to nutrition and has used this knowledge to help her family overcome health issues such as celiac disease, multiple food intolerances, eczema and ADD. She lives in Bend, Oregon with her husband and two daughters.

The Healthy Gluten Free Life     Paleo Indulgences     Make Ahead Paleo

Friday, April 18

A Different Way to Play—Natural Toys Inspired by Waldorf Education

My guest today is Sarah Baldwin, owner of Bella Luna Toys, a leading website offering families natural, wooden, and eco-friendly toys inspired by Waldorf education. We’ll be talking about how natural toys are a safe alternative to the usual toxic toys, and how Waldorf education offers children a different way to play. Sarah is a former actress and teacher and is the author of Nurturing Children and Families, a guide for Waldorf-inspired play group leaders. She has taught music-and-movement classes for parents and toddlers; started a support and activity group for stay-at-home-mothers; and worked in preschool classrooms in Los Angeles before earning a master’s degree in Waldorf early childhood education in 1999. Sarah taught early childhood classes at the Ashwood Waldorf School in Rockport, ME for ten years, and currently serves as a board member of LifeWays North America, an organization devoted to developing healthy childcare and training programs for caregivers, parents and educators.

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