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842 Health & the Environment

Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here’s what it’s about:

How does our exposure to the environment affect our health? Medicine is beginning to recognize that what we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink are all intimately connected to our health.

Endocrine disrupters such as BPA and phthalates may be found in medical products in the hospital as well as in food or beverage containers in our homes. How can we minimize our exposure to these compounds? (You can check the website at Environmental Working Group for skin care recommendations. There’s also a pdf on BPA and phthalates by the numbers.)

Find out how the standard American diet (yes, it’s SAD) might be improved, and why we should be paying attention to our individual microbiomes.

Guest: Tieraona Low Dog, MD, is Director of Fellowship for the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona. She has served as Chair of the United States Pharmacopeia Dietary Supplements–Botanicals Expert Committee and on the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Her books include Integrative Women’s Health and National Geographic’s Guide to Medicinal Herbs. Her latest book is Healthy at Home. Her website is www.drlowdog.com

The podcast of this program will be available the Monday after the broadcast date. The show can be streamed online from this site and podcasts can be downloaded for free for six weeks after the date of broadcast. After that time has passed, digital downloads are available for $2.99. CDs may be purchased at any time after broadcast for $9.99.

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About the Author
Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies..
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