HOTB 084: Ask not what your microbes can do for you, ask what you can do for your microbes

HOTB 084: Ask not what your microbes can do for you, ask what you can do for your microbes

In this episode, we explore the complicated orchestra that makes up the microbes in our body. There are millions of microbes of all kinds that keep us healthy, both inside our body and on our skin. Eating well helps them to help us.

Here is a link to a lecture on our microbiome:

HOTB 083: In the beginning, there was Monsanto

HOTB 083: In the beginning, there was Monsanto

In this episode I attempt to explain the complicated mess that is Monsanto’s grip on our food supply.

There are a few recent studies in journals about roundup ready corn that I mentioned. Here they are:

  1. Carcinogenicity of tetrachlorvinphos, parathion, malathion, diazinon, and glyphosate,” The Lancet Oncology, March 20, 2015
  2. Dangerous Pesticides Showing Up More and More In Our Urine and Breast Milk,” Alternet, June 4, 2014
  3. EPA: Technical Factsheet on Glyphosate
  4. Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases II: Celiac sprue and gluten intolerance,” Interdisciplinary Toxicology, November 2013.

Here is the link to Dr. Stephanie Seneff’s article:

http://act.credoaction.com/sign/Roundup_Cancer?t=4&akid=13998.8653773.BrvMwm

Here is the Food Democracy Now link:

http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/stop_tpp_fast_track_Monsantos_secret_trade_deal_today/?t=7&akid=1522.704458.uVIhok

H OTB 082: the mainstreaming of transcendental meditation

H OTB 082: the mainstreaming of transcendental meditation

This week I am under the weather with bronchitis, so I’m putting up a repeat episode from last year.

HOTB 081: The cortisol- blood sugar connection

HOTB 081: The cortisol- blood sugar connection

For most of us, the term “hormonal imbalance” makes us think of women who get emotional during their pregnancy. But hormones play an important role in glucose and fat regulation. Today I discuss how stress affects the hormones that can cause or control chronic disease.
I refer to a couple of articles in this podcast.
The first is an article about glucose metabolism:
http://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/111609p38.shtml
The second is a WebMD article on stress:
http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/features/diabetes-stress

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HOTB 080: Food monotony 101

HOTB 080: Food monotony 101

Is it possible that one of the countless problems with fast food is that it’s the same ol’ gray meat and that our brains are bored with it? And if so, could that be a partial explanation as to why we need more and more of it to be satisfied? That’s food for thought in this week’s episode.

Here is the link to the NPR radio program with Alice Waters, that I mentioned in the podcast:

http://www.npr.org/2011/08/22/139707078/alice-waters-40-years-of-sustainable-food

Here is the link to the edible schoolyard program run by Alice Waters:

http://edibleschoolyard.org/program/slow-food-usas-national-school-garden-program