Category Archives: Food Issues

Patti Wood talks about kids and how to keep them healthy

PJW head shotPatti is the recipient of the EPA’s prestigious Children’s Environmental Health Excellence Award, and the author of Helping To Heal, a book for the parents of children with life-threatening illnesses.

In this podcast she talks about what parents can do to help kids thrive, from preparing and eating healthy foods to making a home environment that is free from toxins.

Learn more about the book.

 

 

 

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Aspartame, Sweet Poison with Dr. Janet Starr Hull

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Dr. Janet Star Hull

Millions of people drink diet soda every day, believing that soda with an artificial sugar substitute is a healthier option than old-fashioned soda with sugar.

But like many chemicals in our environment, the synthetic chemicals that make soda sweet are having other effects on our bodies, and may be responsible for a host of medical problems ranging from allergic reactions to cancer.

On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug talk with aspartame expert and author of “Sweet Poison“, Dr. Janet Star Hull, whose personal experience with aspartame poisoning  has made her an outspoken advocate for extreme caution when it comes to  artificial sweeteners.

For more info: Visit Dr. Hull’s web site

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The GMO Show with Kathleen Furey

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Kathleen Furey

Over the past decade it has become increasingly clear that giant international corporations may soon be the legal owners of our entire worldwide food system, with the ability to confiscate crops, force farmers off their land and control what we eat and how much we pay for it.

On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug discuss the emergence of genetically-modified food with Kathleen Furey, Education and Media Director of GMO Free NY

For more info: Visit Kathleen’s website at www.GMOFreeNY.com

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Radiation in our Food Supply with Cindy Folkers

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Cindy Folkers

Most Americans trust that the government is watching over the food supply, and if there was anything to worry about, the government would take care of it.

On this edition of Green Street we talk about how our food supply has become contaminated with radiation, and why the government isn’t doing it’s job to inform or protect people.

Join us as we interview Cindy Folkers, a radiation and health specialist with Beyond Nuclear.

For more info:  Visit the web site of the Beyond Nuclear

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Soda Wars with Dr. Susan Rubin

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Dr. Susan Rubin

New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg created yet another food controversy by proposing to ban the sale of sugary sweet drinks over 16 ounces.

Of course, health professionals have known for years that soda not only contributes to the epidemic of obesity, but undermines good health in many other ways as well.

On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug welcome health expert, teacher, author and school food crusader, Dr. Susan Rubin. A holistic health practitioner, Dr. Rubin is also an unapologetic critic of today’s food industry, and her views on soda and other scourges of the American diet may have you cleaning out the food pantry!

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Dying From Our Diet with Dr. T. Colin Campbell

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T. Colin Campbell

The China Study (also known as the “China-Oxford-Cornell Diet and and Health Project”) has been hailed by the New York Times as the “most comprehensive large study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease.

On this edition of Green Street we meet the study’s primary author, and discuss the implications of the data collected from the largest population on earth.

For more info:

View China-Oxford-Cornell Project

Learn more about the China Study

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Grill Baby Grill with Denise Snyder

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Denise Snyder

Outdoor grilling has become a staple of summer for many families, but recent studies have confirmed that grilling meats at high temperatures can produce carcinogenic compounds.

How can you keep your family safe and still enjoy cooking outdoors?

On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug discuss the science and learn more about possible solutions with oncology dietician Denise Snyder from Duke University.

For more info: See Helping to Heal blog – Grilling without Char