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Empowering you to make wise decisions about your own health, by providing you with essential health information about both medical and alternative treatment options. 921997

Location:

Durham, NC

Description:

Empowering you to make wise decisions about your own health, by providing you with essential health information about both medical and alternative treatment options. 921997

Language:

English

Contact:

800 732 2334


Episodes
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Show 1386: Why Survival Depends on Natural Balance

5/24/2024
The term “homeostasis” was coined about a hundred years ago. What does it mean? Essentially, it is a way of describing how various systems in the body work together to maintain internal equilibrium even in the face of a changing environment. This concept is crucial to good health, as healers have known intuitively for millennia. […]

Duration:01:00:42

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Show 1385: The Dangers of Overdosing on OTC Meds

5/16/2024
This week, Joe and Terry Graedon welcome your questions and stories about the dangers of overdosing on OTC meds. Dr. Lisa Sanders, an acknowledged expert on medical diagnosis, starts us off with a story about a patient’s mysterious illness. How was it linked to the medicine he was taking? You can ask your questions about […]

Duration:01:00:50

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Show 1315: Are We Medicating Normal Emotions? (Archive)

5/9/2024
This week on our nationally syndicated radio show, we examine the consequences of prescriptions for anxiety or grief. All of us, at some point in our lives, will experience some of these emotions. If we discuss them with a healthcare provider, there’s a chance we’ll end up with a prescription. When are medications helpful and […]

Duration:01:13:58

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Show 1384: Mending Mistrust–Can We Rebuild Faith in Medicine?

5/2/2024
. Decades ago, people trusted their doctors and assumed that physicians always had the patient’s best interests in mind. That belief has faded and trust in medicine seems to be in tatters following the divisive battles of the pandemic. In this episode, we consider how doctors might rebuild faith in medicine. You may want to […]

Duration:01:13:27

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Show 1383: How to Calm Your Mind with Food

4/25/2024
Plenty of issues in the public eye could well make anyone anxious. Some people suffer more than others, however. What we feed our gut microbes–and ourselves–can make a big difference. In this episode, a nutritional psychiatrist and professional chef explains how to calm your mind with smart food choices. You may want to listen through […]

Duration:01:00:43

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Show 1382: What You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer

4/18/2024
What do you want to know about prostate cancer? This week, Joe and Terry Graedon welcome your questions about the latest screening tools and treatments for prostate cancer. Almost 300,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, but stigma keeps many from discussing it. As a result, they may not learn about the latest […]

Duration:01:00:41

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Show 1381: How to Eat Less Plastic

4/10/2024
Chemists use compounds such as bisphenols and phthalates to help make plastic packaging strong and durable. In this episode, two experts describe how these chemicals get into our food and how we can minimize our exposure. They share their advice on how to eat less plastic. You may want to listen through your local public […]

Duration:01:11:44

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Show 1380: Avoiding Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases

4/4/2024
In this episode, two experts draw on the latest research about avoiding Lyme disease and other infections that may be transmitted through tick bites. Why are these conditions so difficult to diagnose? Most importantly, how can people with lingering symptoms from Lyme get help and start to feel better? We consider both conventional and alternative […]

Duration:01:21:47

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Show 1350: Why Psychotherapy Matters: Lessons from a Harvard Zen Master and Psychiatrist (Archive)

3/28/2024
If you tell your healthcare provider that you’re feeling anxious or depressed, chances are they will prescribe you a medication. Millions of people take anti-anxiety pills or antidepressants, and many find that the medicine makes life more bearable. But can you understand what makes your life meaningful? For that, you might need to tell your […]

Duration:00:59:24

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Show 1379: The Healing Power of Pets

3/21/2024
This week, Joe and Terry Graedon welcome your stories and questions about living with animals. Does a cat purring on your lap help you calm down after a hectic day? Has walking the dog become a part of your exercise routine? Tell us about your pets at 888-472-3366 between 7 and 8 am EST. Or […]

Duration:01:01:15

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Show 1378: Rediscovering the Power of Medicinal Herbs

3/14/2024
This week, two guests describe their work with the healing power of medicinal herbs. They draw upon family histories of herbalism along with their own studies of how to use botanical medicines. You may want to listen through your local public radio station or get the live stream at 7 am EDT on your computer […]

Duration:01:01:16

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Show 1377: Tell Me When It’s Over!

3/7/2024
This week, we talk with Dr. Paul Offit, author of the new book, Tell Me When It’s Over. Most of us are more than ready to move on from the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll discuss how public health officials could regain our trust. In addition, we consider what lessons we should take away from this experience. […]

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Show 1376: How Well Does the FDA Monitor Drug Quality?

2/28/2024
This week, our guests examine the quality of medications. Does importing a majority of our medicines from plants in places like India or China compromise our national security? Just how well does the FDA monitor drug quality? You may want to listen through your local public radio station or get the live stream at 7 […]

Duration:01:00:42

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Show 1375: The Science Supporting Home Remedies

2/22/2024
This week, Joe and Terry Graedon entertain your questions and stories about home remedies. What do you do for leg cramps or heartburn? Call in your favorites at 888-472-3366 between 7 and 8 am EST, or send us an email beforehand: radio@peoplespharmacy.com. We’ll explore whether there is science supporting home remedies. You could listen through […]

Duration:01:00:49

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Show 1374: Marvelous Medicinal Mushrooms

2/15/2024
This week, we talk with 4th-generation herbalist, research scientist and mycologist, Dr. Christopher Hobbs. He extolls the benefits of mushrooms not only as nutritious foods, but also as important components of natural medicine. What should you know about marvelous medicinal mushrooms? You may want to listen through your local public radio station or get the […]

Duration:01:01:23

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Show 1373: Malady of the Mind

2/7/2024
This week, our guest is one of the country’s leading experts on schizophrenia, Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman. He teaches at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, part of Columbia University, where he studies the treatment of mental illness. His research led to the therapeutic strategy of early detection and intervention for a malady of the […]

Duration:01:06:07

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Show 1372: Breaking the Cycle of Food Cravings

1/31/2024
This week, our guest is renowned addiction psychiatrist Jud Brewer. He teaches at Brown University in both the School of Public Health and the Medical School, and he has developed programs that utilize mindfulness to help us figure out why we overeat, get hooked on social media or drink too much. His approach has helped […]

Duration:00:58:55

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Show 1371: America’s Pharmacist Compares Natural Healing and Pharmaceuticals

1/24/2024
This week, we talk with America’s Pharmacist, Suzy Cohen, about the effectiveness of medications and natural healing. Suzy has a multimedia presence in newspapers and on television. Millions of people trust her advice on over-the-counter and prescription medicines. She is also a strong advocate for natural approaches. You may want to listen through your local […]

Duration:00:58:56

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Show 1370: Winterizing Your Skin and Hair

1/18/2024
This week, dermatologist Chris Adigun joins us live in the studio to answer your questions about how to treat your skin and hair when the weather gets cold. Cold wind, low humidity and forced hot air indoors can all conspire to dry out your skin. Call in your questions about winterizing your skin at 888-472-3366 […]

Duration:00:58:56

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Show 1369: What to Do If You Catch the Flu

1/11/2024
This week, we hear from pulmonologist Roger Seheult, MD, about ways we can strengthen our immune responses to respiratory infections. Seasonal influenza activity is high and still rising in most parts of the country. In addition, wastewater surveillance shows that COVID-19 cases are widespread and surging. Cold viruses are also circulating. Find out what strategies […]

Duration:01:07:42