A nap can be refreshing, or it can leave you feeling foggy. For some older people, long daytime naps might be a red flag that something is wrong. When should you worry?

Reiki is a healing technique in which we can use use our hands to bring pure life-force energy to heal ourselves. We talk with Israeli Reiki Master Rahel Warshaw-Dadon about her work. Her organization in Jerusalem , Reiki for Peace, brings Palestinians and Israelis together to heal each other on many levels.

The People's Pharmacy pediatrician, Dr. Alan Greene, explains that diagnosing a strep throat requires tests at the doctor’s office. We also speak with an interventional cardiologist who has turned to natural products to prevent heart disease. And we open our lines for calls from listeners at 888-472-3366!

Julius called from Lake Monticello, VA, with this recipe for a cholesterol-lowering smoothie: Put orange juice (8 oz? unspecified) and a diced banana or peach into a 16 oz jar, cap tightly and shake. Then add 1/3 cup raw rolled oats and 1 Tablespoon ground flax meal. Cap once again, shake, let sit for 15 or 20 minutes. The smoothie can be frozen and will stay cool for hours after coming out of the freezer.

Guests: Daniel Blazer, MD, J.P. Gibbons Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Duke University Medical School.

Rahel Warshaw-Dadon, Israeli Reiki Master . Her nonprofit organization can be found on the Web: www.reikiforpeace.org

Alan Greene, MD, founder and CEO of drgreene.com and Stanford University Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics. His book is From First Kicks to First Steps: Nurturing Your Baby’s Development from Pregnancy Through the First Year of Life.

Dennis Goodman, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and at the Scripps Clinic Integrative Medicine Department. He was formerly Chief of Cardiology at Scripps Memorial Hospital. The natural product he discusses is called HDL Booster.

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