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  • Producer/Host: Cynthia Swan
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Program Topic: Raw chocolate recipes, spring herbs and health

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What are the health benefits of raw cacao?
    b) Raw Cacao Recipes
    c) What are some benefical spring herbs for health?
    d) How does one incorporate herbs into their diet?
    e) What are the health benefits of stinging nettles? burdock root?
    f) A spring tea recipe for cleansing and health of bitter herbs: blessed thistle, nettles and fennel seeds

    Melanie Rose Scofield
    Facebook: Earth Walk School of Herbal Traditions (in Rockport, ME)

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  • Host and Producer: Rhonda Feiman
    Co-producer: Petra Hall
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Program Topic: Digestive health and managing irritable bowel syndrome and other gastrointestinal disorders through the FODMAP elimination diet process.

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What does FODMAP stand for and how are these substances implicated in gastrointestinal (GI) health?
    b) How can you determine if one of these substances is affecting your GI health?
    c) What is a FODMAP elimination diet?
    d) What are the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome?
    e) What is SIBO- small intestine bacterial overgrowth?
    f) How can the elimination of FODMAPs help treat SIBO?

    Guest: Patsy Catsos, registered & licensed dietician.
    Her extensive training includes a bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Science at Cornell University and a master’s degree in Nutrition at Boston University. She completed her internship at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital, and she is a professional member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, and the North American Society for the Study of Celiac Disease. Patsy Catsos is a long-time board member and past-president of the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and she was honored as the 2014 Outstanding Maine Dietician of the Year.

    For more info on Patsy Catsos and the FODMAP approach: nutritionworks.us and www.ibsfree.net

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  • Host and Producer: Andrée Bella
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Program Topic: “A Different View of Depression and Addiction”

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) How does our culture contribute to depression? How is grieving done in the Mayan culture, and how is this different than in Western culture?
    b) What is the relationship between depression, violence and war?
    c) Can a whole culture be depressed? What are the consequences of this? Can these consequences be passed on to later generations?
    d) What role can parents play in helping their children grow up in a culture where depression and addiction are no longer such a threat to the happiness and stability of everyone?
    e) What is the relationship between grief and praise?
    f) How can grief turn losses into beauty?

    Guest: Martin Prechtel – author, social activist – director of the international school Bolad’s Kitchen

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  • Host and Producer: Cynthia Swan
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Program Topic: “Thyroid Health”

    Key Discussion Points:
    a)What does the thyroid gland do for us?
    b)What are some signs and symptoms of thyroid dysfunction?
    c) What does a full thyroid panel consist of and what does it tell us about the health of our thyroid?
    d) Why do many doctors ony test the TSH level and consider that good?
    e) Where do you fit into the picture as the Director of Women’s Health at Kennebec Pharmacy?
    f) Are there non-pharmaceutical options to patients who have thyroid disease? Tell us about them.
    g)When would someone benefit from a “compounded” form of thyroid medication and what exactly is that?
    h) Where does iodine fit in?
    i)Where can listeners go to learn more?

    Tanya Kibler, RPh
    phone: 207-594-0888, option 5
    email: tkibler@kpprx.com

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  • Host and Producer: Rhonda Feiman
    Co-producer: Petra Hall
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Diagnosis & treatment of concussion & brain injury

    Key Discussion Points:
    What is a concussion?
    How does a concussion differ from a traumatic brain injury?
    What are typical symptoms of concussion?
    What types of treatment are available for concussions and traumatic brain injuries?
    What is vision therapy and why is it important in the treatment of concussion?
    What is craniosacral therapy and what type is beneficial in the treatment of concussion?

    Guest: Dr. Kendra L. Bryant, clinical neuropsychologist with Neuropsychology and Concussion Management Associates in Rockport, Maine ncmamaine.com

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  • Host: Andree Bella
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: The Nature of Sleep and Dreams

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) The stages of sleep
    b) REM sleep and its relationship to dreaming
    c) The health benefits to studying your dreams

    Guest: Renee Chrystefor, studied at New England Dreamwork Institute and Goddard College in science of sleep, dreamwork and other healing modalities

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  • Host: Cynthia Swan
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Opiate Dependence

    Key Discussion Points:
    Substance Abuse is not a black and white issue it’s on a continuum
    What’s the scope of the problem in Maine and how did it get to this?
    What are the best practices for treatment ?

    Kip Young, LADC
    207-664-1500 (office)

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  • Host and producer: Rhonda Feiman
    Co-producer: Petra Hall

    Topic: The Healing Power of Theatre

    Key Discussion Points:
    How can theatre exercises and the expression of personal narrative be beneficial in working with post traumatic stress?
    How does storytelling help immigrant, refugee & incarcerated youth, to cope with- and transform- their traumatic experience?
    What kind of PTSD experiences are faced by individuals in these groups,
    and what are some illustrations of how they have been helped in their healing process, through this theatre work?

    Guest: Judith Sloan- actor, audio artist, writer and radio producer
    YO MISS! Transforming Trauma Into Art
    Earsay Productions

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