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An Organic Conversation

A weekly podcast about food, health, green living, wellness, organic agriculture, mindfulness, and sustainability.

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Hooked on Sweet: Beating Sugar Addiction Now

The average American consumes about 150 pounds of refined sugar a year. That's almost half a pound of refined sugar each day. Refined sugar is in everything, not just in sugary drinks, but even in our cut meats, in our bread, and in most everything else. It’s there for two reasons – it makes things taste better, and, it gets us hooked, because sugar is addictive. Today we are talking with an expert on sugar, a doctor who has made unhooking from sugar his life’s career. Guest:  Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., Author, The Complete Guide to Beating Sugar Addiction, Hawaii

54mins

12 Nov 2018

Rank #1

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Diet and Depression: A Vicious Cycle

We are what we eat – this old saying about how much our food intake affects our physical health is now being expanded into our mental health as well. In recent years, research has been showing the direct connection between what we eat and what – or how – we think. In other words, our mental capacity and our mood are the direct result of our diet. Today Helge Hellberg is speaking with a Psychiatrist specifically about how to best address Depression through your diet. Guest:Dr. James Greenblatt, Integrative Psychiatrist & Author, Breakthrough Depression Solution: Mastering Your Mood with Nutrition, Diet and Supplementation, Waltham, MA

54mins

20 Aug 2018

Rank #2

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What Would Nature Do? Answers and Solutions for Success in Life

Guest(s):Kari Hohne, Author, Nothing Bad Happens in Life: Nature's Way of Success, Tahoe, CA

54mins

1 Jul 2013

Rank #3

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Wildly Affordable Organic: Eat Healthy on a Budget

Start the New Year off right with these tips for eating better without spending more. Learn how you can plan to cook delicious organic meals for less than $5 a day.Guest(s): Linda Watson, Author, Wildly Affordable Organic, Raleigh, NC

54mins

27 Jan 2014

Rank #4

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Blackfish: An Exploration of Animals in Captivity

Guest(s):Dr. Jeffrey Ventre, Blackfish Cast Member & Former SeaWorld Trainer, Blackfish, Yakima, WA Dru Rivers, Co-Owner, Full Belly Farm, Guinda, CA

54mins

23 Sep 2013

Rank #5

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Organic Agriculture: Honoring Life, Land and Community

Three women who have made organic food their career show us that sustainable food production and healthy agricultural practices have a tremendous impact on everything that food touches. Starting on the land with the farmer, these practices positively affect just about everything along the journey, ultimately reaching the end consumer. Us. In this episode, we celebrate the notion that life creates life, with Helge Hellberg.  Guests:Christie Biddle, Fruit Buyer Susan Simitz, Social Media & Marketing Manager Jessica Cole, Quality Assurance & Inventory Control Specialist Earls Organic Produce, San Francisco, CA

54mins

17 Jul 2017

Rank #6

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Cold & Flu Care: Heal Yourself Naturally

Tune in to find out which herbal remedies help your body fight illness and strengthen the immune system and how you can prepare these super-ingredients deliciously.Guest(s): Jessica Kellner, Editor-in-Chief, Mother Earth Living, Topeka, KS

54mins

11 Nov 2013

Rank #7

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Planting Hope: Reversing Deforestation and Poverty through Education

By combining fair trade principles and humanitarian work, the incredible efforts of one non-profit empower small-scale Central American farmers to make a living and produce a healthier harvest.Guest(s):Florence Reed, President & Founder, Sustainable Harvest International, Ellsworth, ME

54mins

27 Mar 2015

Rank #8

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The Human Longevity Project: Unraveling the Secrets to a Healthy Life

Newest research is showing us that the life around us defines the life inside of us – or, in other words, that we are mostly put together by bacteria and cells that are not human, but other life forms and that the strength and health of those bacteria very much defines how we going to live – healthfully, or not. We are speaking about a documentary series that is Unraveling the Secrets to a Healthy Life. After years of research and newest scientific findings in regard to gene expression, aging, and chronic diseases, we may have just found the key to unlock this mystery. Guest:  Jason Prall, Director, Writer & Producer, The Human Longevity Project, Seattle, WA

53mins

1 May 2018

Rank #9

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Foraging: Wild Edibles Outside Your Front Door

As Farmers Markets bustle with people and burst with produce, so does Nautre show her most abundant side. This hour is devoted to the identification of which wild foods you can include on your plate, how to prepare them, and the inherent benefit of deepening our own relationship to Mother Earth.Guest(s):Kami McBride, Author, The Herbal Kitchen, Vacaville, CA

53mins

3 Aug 2015

Rank #10

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Racing to Zero: San Francisco's Waste Reduction Initiative

San Francisco, as one of the most progressive cities in the world, has led the nation in countless ways, from equal rights and social equality to environmental protection. However, can a city of 800,000 people become waste free? That was the goal set by San Francisco a few years ago – to be zero waste by 2020. And it is fair to say at this point that the goal will, in fact, be reached! How? We’ll find out today! Guests:Christopher Beaver, Director, Racing to Zero, San Francisco, CADiana Fuller, Producer, Racing to Zero, San Francisco, CA

54mins

24 Sep 2018

Rank #11

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Spring into Action: Detoxify Your Life

It’s April, which means Earth Day month, happy temperatures, spring blossoms, and fresh veggies. The bunnies are out, and so should we! This is a time to get a healthy dose of Nature back into our lives, get moving, and help your body transition from Winter to spring and summer. The best way to do that is to detoxify from the sluggish, dark, inward months behind us! So today, we are creating that sense of health and abundance and vibrancy, for all of us, by learning about all the things to consider when we do a mental and physical inner spring cleaning! Happy Earth Day everyone!! Guest: Amie Valpone, Author, Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation and Reset Your Body, New York, NY

24 Apr 2017

Rank #12

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Listening: The True Power of Love

Exploring what it means to truly listen to ourselves, our loved ones and nature, and the lifelong benefits of an attentive relationship with the world. Guest(s): Susan Gillis Chapman, Author & Family Therapist, The Five Keys to Mindful Communication, Vancouver, B.C.

54mins

13 Mar 2014

Rank #13

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Cheap Fashion: The Harm & Hidden Cost

As society transitions to more healthier choices for food, natural body care, and greener transportation, one area of daily life remaining largely unchanged is our clothing. This hour looks at the social, environmental, and economic costs of the apparel industry and ways we can start improving lives everywhere with the choices we make today.Guest(s):Elizabeth Cline, Author, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, Brooklyn, NY

54mins

10 Aug 2015

Rank #14

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Clean Drinking Water: The Power of Knowing

Governmental agencies are in place to make absolutely sure that we are protected, and that we are able to live lives that are healthy, and safe. The drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan, brought forward a picture that one can adopt to many other products and public safety areas, from drugs, to air, and food, just to name a few. So how safe are we, really? Today we’ll talk with an expert who has made public safety his career, and we’ll learn what we can do ourselves to make sure that – in this case – our water is 100% safe to drink. Guest: Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding, Founder & Executive Director, Toxin Alert, McLean, VA

54mins

1 Oct 2018

Rank #15

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Medicinal Marijuana: Health Benefits, Safe Use, and Advice

The entire conversation about sustainable agriculture, food, and plant-based medicines is huge, convoluted, and full of – may we say – intentional errors? There are trillion dollar interests at stake between the agricultural and the pharmaceutical industry, and yet, medicinal marijuana is also not the cure-all easy fix. It’s a powerful and important plant and medicine that for millions of people offer incredible benefits. Still a controversial topic, but such a needed conversation. We will be discussing the health benefits, safe usage, and advice, from a doctor who is an expert on medicinal marijuana. Guest:  Dr. Rachna Patel, Medical Marijuana Doctor, The Medical Marijuana Expert, Walnut Creek, CA

54mins

26 Mar 2018

Rank #16

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Children's Health: The Consequences of Industrial Food Production

We know that environmental health and human health are inextricably linked. So, when we talk about sustainable agriculture and organic food as the foundation for social and environmental justice – we also mean human health. This episode is about human health, for the most vulnerable of us, our children. Two doctors have made an assessment of the environmental impacts of pesticides and other chemicals in our food part of their practice in their work of healing children. And with it, they have become experts in just how much the food we eat – or rather the food we feed our children - can make them sick. Guests:  Dr. Michelle Perro, Co-Author Dr. Vincanne Adams, Co-Author What's Making Our Children Sick? How Industrial Food Is Causing an Epidemic of Chronic Illness, and What Parents (and Doctors) Can Do About It Bay Area, California

54mins

12 Feb 2018

Rank #17

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Natural Spring Cleaning: Planning for a Healthy Year at Home

Join us as we uncover the simplest plan - and equally simple recipes - for the once-a-year ritual of Spring Cleaning. Don't be daunted: you'll have fun, save money, and keep your home toxin-free.Guest(s):Amy Kolb Noyes, Author, Nontoxic Housecleaning, Lake Elmore, VT

54mins

20 Feb 2015

Rank #18

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Conscientious Candy: Tips for a Healthier Halloween

Guest(s):The AOC Team

54mins

22 Oct 2013

Rank #19

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What's in Season: Tropical Fruit

Bring the flavor of the tropics into your home today. In this hour we look at the climates that provide us these nutrient-dense fruits, how to choose for flavor, how to cut and store, and much more.Guest(s):Earl Herrick, Founder & Owner, Earl's Organic Produce, San Francisco, CA

54mins

28 Feb 2015

Rank #20