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

    Program Topic: Biodynamic Gardening with Deb Soule of Avena Botanicals
    She is the author of The Woman’s Handbook of Healing Herbs, and the new book,
    How To Move Like A Gardener: Planting and Preparing Medicines from Plants.

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What is biodynamic gardening?
    b)How has Avena Botanicals incorporated these practices in the production of herbal medicinals?
    c)What techniques are used to support the soil during the 4 seasons of the year?
    d)What is the method of application for the biodynamic formulas?
    e) How do you prepare biodynamic formulas?
    g) How do you prepare the soil and compost to receive the application of the biodynamic formulas?

    Guest:
    DEB SOULE, herbalist,
    biodynamic gardener and teacher.

    websites:
    www.biodynamics.com
    www.avenabotanicals.com

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  • Host and Producer: Andree Bella
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Earthing

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Definition of Earthing: connecting the human body with the negative electrons of the earth
    b) The effects of earthing on health
    c) Research and anecdotal evidence about earthing (also called grounding)
    d) How to get more information on earthing

    Guests:
    A) Clint Ober, author of Earthing…..The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?, www.earthinginstitute.net, www.earthing.com

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  • Host and Producer: Cynthia Swan
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Medical Cannabis

    Key Discussion Points:

    a) What is medical cannabis?
    B What is guest Megan’s story as she’s a mom giving medical cannabis under an M.D.’s supervision to her 17 month old daughter?
    c) How can you ensure accurate dosing with this plant material?s
    d) What are the ways that this “medicine” can be delivered to the body?
    e) Is one form of delivery better than another? How does one choose?

    Guests:

    Alex Liebster, Director of Research & Product Development at Thomas C. Slater Center, Providence, RI and owner of Triple Helix Extract Sciences www.triplehelixextracts.com

    Megan Patrick, 3rd grade teacher at Carl J. Lamb Elementary School in Sanford, ME and mom of Addelyn. On Facebook: Maine Epilepsy Families United,

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

    Program Topic: Ayurvedic Medicine- The traditional medicine of India

    Key Discussion Points:

    a) What is the philosophy of Ayurvedic medicine?

    b) How does an Ayurvedic practitioner diagnose and treat?

    c) How do Ayurveda and yoga complement each other?

    d) How is food used as medicine in the Ayurvedic system?

    e) How can we help maintain and restore balance in our lives using Ayurvedic principles and yoga?

    Guest: Deborah Keene, Ayurvedic practitioner and Yoga teacher
    Contact info: 207-589-4254
    ayurvedayogacenter.com

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  • Producer/Host: Cynthia Swan
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Non-Violent Communication: Compassion

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What is the meaning of compassion in the NVC context?
    B What is the connection between compassion and health?
    c) How do we live the four chairs concept?

    Guests:
    Peggy Smith www.opencommunication.org/
    Terry Lee Cookson, N.D., 12 George St, Augusta, ME 04330, (207) 557-2557

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  • Producer/Host: Cynthia Swan
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    Program Topic: Non-Violent Communication and Health

    Key Discussion Points:
    What is non-violent communication?
    What is the connection between non-violent communication and health?
    What is the four chairs concept and how can this technique enrich our lives?

    Guests:
    A) Peggy Smith www.opencommunication.org/
    B) Terry Lee Cookson, N.D., 12 George St, Augusta, ME 04330, (207) 557-2557

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  • Host and Producer: Rhonda Feiman, L.Ac.
    Co-Producer: Petra Hall
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Breast Cancer 101
    Key Discussion Points:
    What methods are currently used to detect breast cancer?
    What are the questions and concerns to ask if you have an abnormal mammogram or ultrasound?
    How are MRIs used in detection of cancerous cells?
    What is DCIS? Is this a cancer diagnosis?
    What is a biopsy and when would an individual need one?
    What research is being done to find treatments and a cure for breast cancer?
    What is staging and why is that important with a diagnosis of breast cancer?
    How is treatment evolving to improve survival rates?

    Guest: Elaine Chambers, Registered Nurse, Breast Cancer Specialist and Nurse Manager/Department Head
    of the Breast and Osteoporosis Center at Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, Maine
    www.emmc.org/breast_osteo_center.aspx?id=30076

    Related websites of interest:
    Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation:
    www.dslrf.org/home.asp
    www.dslrf.org/breastcancer/
    Breast Cancer Action:
    www.bcaction.org/
    National Breast Cancer Coalition:
    www.breastcancerdeadline2020.org/breast-cancer-information/

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  • Producer/Host: Andree Bella
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    Issue: The interface of spirituality and healthcare

    Program Topic: Interview with Joseph Pierce Farrell, author of “Manifesting Michelangelo”

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What is the difference between mind-body medicine and consciousness-based health care?
    b) How did you discover your ability to achieve tangible health benefits in both soft and hard tissue through the use of intention?
    c) What kinds of case studies have you documented?
    d) What are some of the obstacles you are facing in getting the word out about this method of healing?
    e) What are the reactions of the medical doctors who have witnessed rapid wound healing?
    f) How do you extend your consciousness into the body of the person seeking help?
    g) Is this ability unique to you, or can others learn how to do this too?
    h) What is the connection between meditation, spiritual practice and healing?
    i) What are you currently working on at the Institute for Spirituality and Healthcare in Princeton, New Jersey?
    j) What are the ramifications of your research? What changes in healthcare do you think we will see in the future?

    Guest:
    Joseph Pierce Farrell, Director of the Institute of Spirituality and Healthcare

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