Meet the People Who Are
Making the World Toxic Free
Each weekday I do interviews with everyday heroes who are working to make our world a safer place to live. From authors and manufacturers to healthcare providers and cooks, we explore how innovators are transforming their own lives, their businesses, and the world. Read more about Toxic Free Talk Radio…
THIS WEEK’S GUESTS
Monday, April 27
On Mondays and Fridays I replay a selection from the archives of past shows.
Nourishing Traditions: Bringing Traditional Foods to Modern Lifey
My guest today, Sally Fallon Morell is author of the bestselling cookbook Nourishing Traditions and The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care. She is the founding president of the Weston A. Price Foundation. We’ll be talking about how Dr. Weston Price researched traditional cultures to learn about nutrition and what we really should be eating for good health. Sally is a journalist, chef, nutrition researcher, homemaker, and community activist. Her lifelong interest in the subject of nutrition began in the early 1970s when she read Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price. Called the “Isaac Newton of Nutrition,” Price traveled the world over studying healthy primitive populations and their diets. The unforgettable photographs contained in his book document the beautiful facial structure and superb physiques of isolated groups consuming only whole, natural foods. Price noted that all of these diets contained a source of good quality animal fat, which provided numerous factors necessary for the full expression of our genetic potential and optimum health. Ms. Morell applied the principles of the Price research to the feeding of her own children, and proved for herself that a diet rich in animal fats, and containing the protective factors in old fashioned foodstuffs like cod liver oil, liver and eggs, make for sturdy cheerful children with a high immunity to illness. And since she has been educating the world on how to enjoy this diet deliciously. www.westonaprice.org
Tuesday, April 28
Toxic Free Lifestyles As The New Medicine
My guest today is Naturopathic Doctor Tina Christie BSc, ND. She lives and practices in Ontario, Canada, and is producing a summit in May called “Lifestyle is the New Medicine.” I will be speaking about how the toxic free living as a lifestyle and how it can improve your health. We’ll be talking about lifestyle as medicine, what a naturopathic doctor uses for treatment, and how she incorporates toxics reduction and detox in her practice. Helping others through naturopathic medicine is Dr. Christie’s great passion. She was accepted immediately out of her undergraduate program at the University of Toronto (Bachelor of Science, Biology/Chemistry) into the naturopathic program at CCNM and graduated in 2001 at the top of her class. www.themindbodydoctor.ca
Wednesday, April 29
Plastic or Paper??? The New Recycled Paper Bottles
Due to a technical problem, I was not able to reach my guest today. She will be rescheduled. Today’s show is a replay of How To Protect the Environment from Pharmaceutical Pollution by Using Natural Medicinals with pharmacist Pamela Seefeld
My guest today is Julie Corbett, Founder of Ecologic, a company that makes “packaging the earth can live with.” We’ll be talking about their new bottl that is turning the packaging industry inside out. This new bottle is made from recycled paper on the outside, with a nontoxic polyethylene plastic bag inside. Cut the paper bottle open, remove the plastic bag, and everything can be recycled again. Prior to founding Ecologic, Julie was a Vice President at Jurika, Mills & Keifer, where she helped launch the Counterpoint Mutual and Counterpoint Select funds. Julie was also a Partner at Jurika & Voyles, Inc., where she led the firm’s institutional service and marketing efforts that contributed to asset growth of more than $5 billion before it was sold in 1997. Previously, Julie worked for RBC Dominion Securities and the Royal Bank of Canada as well as BBDO Worldwide in Prague, Czech Republic. Julie holds a B.A. in Economics from McGill University in Canada and was once a professional gymnast-in-training (a helpful background in an entrepreneurial world that often requires one to jump through hoops). Julie is devoted to her two active girls, serving as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Oakland Lake School for 3 years and as Girl Scout Leader for her daughters’ troops. When not hunched over new bottle prototypes, she is an avid skier and an ardent friend of the earth. www.ecologicbrands.com
Thursday, April 30
How Toxic Chemicals Affect Your Brain and What You Can Do to Reduce Exposure
Today my guest is Angel De Fazio, BSAT, President, Executive Director, and co-founder of the National Toxic Encephalopathy Foundation (NTEF). We’ll be talking about toxics that affect your brain, toxics activism, and what it’s like to have your brain affected by toxic chemicals. Angel, the NTEF, and other activists completed an onerous and highly contentious, two-year awareness campaign in 2013 supporting the right for Nevada’s energy ratepayers to opt out of the smart meter deployment. The campaign started in 2011. May is Toxic Encephalopathy and Chemical Injury Awareness Month. For over a decade, the NTEF has conducted outreach throughout the month including numerous proclamations from Nevada Governors, Las Vegas City Council, Clark County Commissioners, and the City of Henderson. In 2010, Las Vegas City Council participated by going fragrance and chemical free in support of creating awareness. Last year, in 2014, the NTEF was solely responsible for one of the Nevada State Offices going fragrance free. The NTEF is a non-profit organization whose core purposes are to provide education and services to the growing segment of the population who are adversely affected by everyday chemicals and toxins in our environment. NTEF-USA.Org | ChemicalFreeLiving.Com.
Friday, May 1
On Mondays and Fridays I replay a selection from the archives of past shows.
Cell Phones, Brain Tumors, Labeling and Your Right to Know
Today I have two guests speaking on the health effects of cell phones and the problem of insufficient product labeling.
I invited Ellen Marks to be a guest today after posting a press release last week about how she and others protested cell phones at a San Francisco store by placing warning labels on the phones. Ellen is founder and director of the California Brain Tumor Association which focuses on prevention and on the wireless radiation issue being a possible cause of deadly brain tumors. Ellen entered into the cell phone/brain tumor world when her husband was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2008. Her husband and Senator Kennedy had their seizures and same diagnosis 10 days apart. Ironically, her son had worked for the Senator. Her suspicions concerning both her husband’s and the Senator’s long term cell phone use to the same side of the head where the tumors developed led her to worldwide experts. Upon sending them her husband’s cell phone records and medical records they confirmed that her husband’s glioma is “more likely than not” attributable to his long term ipsilateral cell phone use. Ellen has testified before Congress on the health effects of cell phone radiation, attends International Expert Conferences on this issue and has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show, Larry King Live, The View and many national newscasts. Not only is she educating others but by “going public” many other victims have reached out to her and she has brought the victims together to have their collective voices heard. www.cabta.org
Ellen then invited Representative Andrea Boland to join us as well. Rep. Boland serves in the Maine House of Representatives and is considered a national expert on electromagnetic radiation health and safety hazards of cell phones, smart meters, and other wireless devices. She introduced the first legislation in the world to ask for warning labels on cell phones to alert users to keep them away from the head and body, especially those of children and pregnant women. She has spoken on the subject in Washington, Vermont, Portland, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She received the 2011 National Health Freedom Hero Award for her work supporting nutritional supplementation, advancing wireless health and safety, and promoting the public’s right to know. www.maine.gov/legis/house/hsebios/bolaam.htm
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