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John Robbins (Episode 23)

September 24, 2006

John RobbinsPremiumWe feature an exclusive interview with John Robbins!

John Robbins is the author of HEALTHY AT 100: The Scientifically Proven Secrets of the World’s Healthiest and Longest-Lived Peoples.

He is also author of the international bestseller DIET FOR A NEW AMERICA: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness, and the Future of Life on Earth, THE FOOD REVOLUTION: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World, THE AWAKENED HEART: Meditations on Finding Harmony in a Changing World, and RECLAIMING OUR HEALTH: Exploding the Medical Myth and Embracing the Source of True Healing.

Widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on the dietary link with the environment and health, John’s work has been the subject of cover stories and feature articles in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Life, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and many of the nation’s other major newspapers and magazines. His life and work have also been featured in an hour long PBS special titled Diet For A New America.

The only son of the founder of the Baskin-Robbins ice cream empire, John Robbins was groomed to follow in his father’s footsteps, but chose to walk away from Baskin-Robbins and the immense wealth it represented to “…pursue the deeper American Dream…the dream of a society at peace with its conscience because it respects and lives in harmony with all life forms. A dream of a society that is truly healthy, practicing a wise and compassionate stewardship of a balanced ecosystem.”

Considered to be one of the most eloquent and powerful spokespersons in the world for a sane, ethical and sustainable future, John has been a featured and keynote speaker at major conferences sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility, Beyond War, Oxfam, the Sierra Club, the Humane Society of the United States, the United Nations Environmental Program, UNICEF, and many other organizations dedicated to creating a healthy, just, and sustainable way of life. He is the recipient of the Rachel Carson Award, the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, and the Peace Abbey’s Courage of Conscience Award. The widespread media attention he has received has included numerous appearances on national shows including Oprah, Donahue and Geraldo. When John spoke at the United Nations, he received a standing ovation.

John serves on the Boards of many non-profit groups working toward a thriving, just, and sustainable way of life. He is the Founder and Board Chair Emeritus of EarthSave International (earthsave.org), an organization dedicated to healthy food choices, preservation of the environment, and a more compassionate world. John is also the Board Chair of YES! (yesworld.org), which connects, inspires and empowers young changemakers to join forces for a thriving, just and sustainable way of life for all.

John’s life is dedicated to creating an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on this planet. He lives with his wife Deo, their son Ocean and his wife Michele, and their grandsons River and Bodhi in the hills outside Santa Cruz, California. The Robbins’ offices and home run entirely on solar electricity.

Dr. Hal Huggins (Episode 22)

September 10, 2006

PremiumDentistry Unveiled! In this week’s episode, we feature a ground-breaking interview with author and former dentist, Dr. Hal Huggins.

Hal A. Huggins, DDS, MS, received his dental degree from the University of Nebraska in 1962. There he met noted international lecturer Arne Lauritzen, L.D.S. Dr. Lauritzen asked Dr. Huggins to ghostwrite a book with him. The team spent the next five years researching an international textbook called Atlas of Occlusal Analysis, which was translated into five languages. The topic of the book is the original work on tempero mandibular joint (TMJ). Dr. Huggins was given the assignment of interviewing several of the noted dental and medical nutritionists of the day, and of writing the section on nutrition in dentistry.

Dr. Huggins became intrigued by blood chemistry and how it could be used to determine a patient’s nutritional needs, as well as to monitor progress of a patient’s treatment plan. He soon took blood chemistry interpretations into many aspects of dental degenerative disease, and he accidentally found that all degenerative diseases had common denominators.

While expanding his chemistry interpretations, Dr. Huggins met Olympio Pinto, C.D., of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dr. Pinto introduced him to the concept of mercury toxicity, and Dr. Huggins immediately found correlations between dental materials and chemistry changes. His first cases had “accidental” rapid improvements that captured his attention and inspired him to delve into the depths of chemistry, endocrinology, toxicology, and immunology to develop what is now the most advanced technology for treating dental material-stimulated degenerative and autoimmune diseases.

Dr. Huggins entered into a Master of Science program at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 1985. He graduated in 1989, and by that time had already incorporated many of the things he had learned into his private practice. In 1990, he founded the Huggins Diagnostic Center, which embodies multiple health disciplines, including medicine, dentistry, biochemistry, hematology, toxicology, pathology, nutrition, nursing, psychology, movement education, Feldenkrais (a gentle body discipline that reintroduces the muscular system to the nervous system), acupressure, massage, and sauna therapy, in one diagnostic and treatment facility, all under a team direction.

Dr. Huggins believes that mercury toxicity damages so many areas that the team approach seems to be required in order to cover the avenues found to stimulate recovery. He hopes this will serve as a pattern for a future healthcare model.

Public interest in his techniques has brought him invitations to speak in forty-six of the fifty United States and thirteen foreign countries. Radio, television, and print media have followed his research by requesting over 900 interviews in the past fifteen years.

Dr. Huggins provides education to the public about dental materials (such as mercury, dental amalgam, nickel, and root canals) and practices that may be connected to health issues. He discloses these issues in our candid, uncut interview.Dr. Huggins (www.DrHuggins.com) is the author of such books as “Uninformed Consent : The Hidden Dangers in Dental Care” and “It’s All in Your Head”.

Dr. Douglas Graham (Episode 21)

September 4, 2006

PremiumThis episode features an exclusive interview with Dr. Douglas Graham (www.foodnsport.com), a lifetime athlete and twenty-seven year raw foodist.

Dr. Douglas Graham, a lifetime athlete and twenty-seven year raw fooder, is an advisor to world-class athletes and trainers from around the globe. He has worked professionally with top performers from almost every sport and every field of entertainment, including such notables as tennis legend Martina Navratilova, NBA pro basketball player Ronnie Grandison, track Olympic sprinter Doug Dickinson, pro women’s soccer player Callie Withers, championship bodybuilder Kenneth G. Williams, Chicken Soup for the Soul coauthor Mark Victor Hansen, and actress Demi Moore.

As owner of a fasting retreat in the Florida Keys for ten years, Dr. Graham personally supervised thousands of fasts. He was in private practice as a chiropractor for twenty years, before retiring to focus more fully on his writing and speaking.

Dr. Graham is the author of many books on raw food and health including The High Energy Diet Recipe Guide, Nutrition and Athletic Performance, Grain Damage, and the forthcoming books, Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries and The 80/10/10 Diet. He has shared his strategies for success with audiences at more than 4,000 presentations worldwide. Recognized as one of the fathers of the modern raw movement, Dr. Graham is the only lecturer to have attended and given keynote presentations at all of the major raw events in the world for each of the last eight years.

Dr. Graham has served on the board of governors of the International Association of Professional Natural Hygienists and the board of directors of the American Natural Hygiene Society. He is a founder of and is currently serving his?third term as President of Healthful Living International, the world’s only international Natural Hygiene organization. He is on the board of advisors of Voice for a Viable Future, Living Light Films, Vegetarian Union of North America, and EarthSave International and serves as nutrition advisor for the magazine Exercise, For Men Only.? Dr. Graham is the raw foods and fitness advisor for VegSource.com, the largest vegetarian website on the internet.? He taught the Health Educator program at Hippocrates Institute,?served as the “source authority” for Harmonious Living, and authors a column for the magazines Get Fresh! and Living Nutrition.

Dr. Graham is the creator of “Simply Delicious” cuisine and director of Health and Fitness Weeks, which provide Olympic-class training and nutrition for people of all fitness levels in beautiful settings around the world.? He will inspire, motivate, educate, and entertain you like no one else in the health movement can.

In this interview, Douglas discusses the principals of natural hygiene, the debate regarding diet supplementation, raising children, and much more!

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