Archives for Healthy Options

Healthy Options Special 5/30/17

Producer/Host:Cynthia Swan
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: Chiropractic and More

Key Discussion Points:
a) Chiropractic: what is it? What are the benefits?
b)Food, what to eat?
c)Vaccines, be informed about them

Jane Robertson, DC
326 Belmont Avenue, Belfast, ME

Healthy Options 5/3/17

Host: Andree Bella
Engineer: John Greenman

Issue: Integrative health therapies

Program Topic: Vaxxed, The Movie

Key Discussion Points:
a) Information made public by Dr. William Thompson, senior scientist, whistlesblower, at the Center for Disease Control regarding the MMR vaccination and autism
b)The role of drug companies in the manufacturing and promoting of vaccines
c) Absence of media and Congressional coverage of vaccine data
d) Ways to take action around these issues

Del Bigtree, producer of Vaxxed, From Cover-up To Catastrophe

Healthy Options 4/5/17

Host: Cynthia Swan
Engineer: John Greenman

Program Topic: Ancient Art of Face Reading

Key Discussion Points:
a) What does the shape of the face indicate?
b) What does the coloration of the face indicate?
c) Skin Quality and Lines of the face
Guests by name and affiliation
Melanie Rose Scofield

Healthy Options 3/1/17

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

Program Topic: Searching for helpful and accurate medical & health care information on the internet.

Key Discussion Points:
a) How can the internet be helpful- or detrimental- in seeking out medical & health information?
b) How can you determine if you are at a legitimate website?
c) What guidelines should you be aware of, in evaluating websites?
d) How can you tell who created the website, where the website originated from, and whether it is a neutral source of information- or it exists to sell products?
f) What are the names of some reliable medical information websites?
g) How can medical libraries & librarians be helpful, in finding health & medical information?

Christine Fleuriel, Medical Librarian
Chris Fleuriel and her colleague, Susan Bloomfield, contributed to the Healthy Maine supplement of the Portland Press Herald in June 2016, with an article entitled “Look up medical info on line- but carefully.”

Websites of interest:
The Medical Library Association publishes a list of Top Health Websites and it can be found at
MedlinePlus,, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, is an outstanding, comprehensive source of reliable health information.
Another source of excellent, vetted health care information may be found at This is MARVEL! Maine’s Virtual Library. One of the many useful databases included is “Health Source: Consumer Edition.” MARVEL can be accessed at any library or at home.
Senior Health:
Veterans’ Resources: and

Healthy Options 2/1/17

Host: Andree Bella
Engineer: John Greenman

Issue: Integrative Health

Program Topic: Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster, Peggy Huddleston

Key Discussion Points:
a) Mind-body techniques to prepare for surgery
b) Mind-body techniques to deal with anxiety, chronic pain and insomnia
c) Research which documents the benefits of mind-body techniques

Guest: Peggy Huddleston, author of Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster

Healthy Options 1/4/17

Host and Producer: Cynthia Swan
Co-Producer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: Men’s Health

Key Discussion Points:
a) What is one of the primary challenges men face regarding health?
b) Herbs that aid the heart and circulatory system.
c) Overview of dose and recommended use.

Guest: Jillian Kelsey Rose

Healthy Options 12/7/16

Host and Producer: Rhonda Feiman
Co-Producer: Petra Hall

Program Topic: Healthy Nutrition
Key Discussion Points:
a) What nutrients are essential for health?
b) How does stress affect our nutritional needs?
c) Does stress change our metabolism?
d) Why do we crave foods that harm us?
e) How do we work with changing our eating habits?
f) How does exposure to toxins in food, water and the environment affect our bodies?
g) What are antioxidants, and why are they important?

Guest: holistic nutritionist Dr. Judith Valentine.
Dr. Valentine holds a doctorate in nutrition science, and is certified as a Clinical Nutritional Analyst and is a Certified Nutritional Consultant. She also has received training as a specialist in Metabolic Typing.
Books: Co-authored by Dr. Judith Valentine and Dr. Janet Cunningham
Weight Solutions: The New Body-Mind-Spirit Approach
Dr. Judi Valentine is based in Camden, Maine.
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Healthy Options 11/2/16

Producer/Host: Andree Bella
Engineer: John Greenman

Issue: integrative health therapies

Program Topic: LEAP Ending the War on Drugs

Key Discussion Points:
LEAP Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, it’s mission statement and policies
The history and effects of The War on Drugs
Strategies for ending The War on Drugs

Guest: Jeff Kaufman, LEAP speaker