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How Long Can We Ignore the Toxins that Assault Health?

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016


As Dr. Joseph Pizzorno (co-founder of Bastyr University) and other prominent physicians point to the unintentional damage wrought by agricultural and industrial toxins, the assumption that all chemical combinations are good for us, or can be managed by our detox systems is being revealed as false. Yet the mainstream media lags behind in telling the true story.

For example, in a press teleconference I attended, three researchers revealed the current (and highly disturbing findings) on chemical toxins as contributors to rising cancer rates in young children. All of the scientific researchers spoke about the need to regulate the 80,000 toxic chemicals that have never been studied or regulated since they were “grandfathered” into common use in 1975. After the scientists spoke, “Wendy,” a young mother recounted how her daughter died of cancer before the age of four. This caring mother was traumatized by this tragedy, as most people would be.

I felt sad and puzzled observing the blind spot this true story evoked in media folks. The truth of this story was unacceptable to their predefined “rules” about how to convey this information. Several major media reporters at the conference set about translating for their readers this worrisome information and its call to action. A reporter for a major and well-regarded online health media website heard the tragic story of Wendy’s young daughter’s death from brain cancer, and asked, “Of course we don’t want to scare our readers, so what can we tell them they can do about this?” Read More→

Listen to Dr. David M. Brady, ND discuss his new book, The Fibro-Fix: Get to the Root of Your Fibromyalgia and Start Reversing Your Chronic Pain and Fatigue in 21 Days to learn why a combination of toxins, stress, and abuse are producing an epidemic in conversation with Alison Rose Levy.

Since January 2011, Connect the Dots is a weekly show on the Progressive Radio Network hosted by food, health, and environmental journalist, Alison Rose Levy. Each week through in-depth interviews with different thought leaders, advocates, scientists, authors, and experts, we connect the dots between personal wellbeing and the total environment.

Connect the Dots: Vincent Pedre: Happy Gut

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Listen to Connect the Dots: I interview Vincent Pedre, MD, author of the new book, Happy Gut about why so many people have digestive issues nowadays— and what you can do!

http://connectthedots.podbean.com/e/connect-the-dots-–-taking-it-in-the-gut-–-010616/
Since January 2011, Connect the Dots is a weekly show on the Progressive Radio Network hosted by food, health, and environmental journalist, Alison Rose Levy. Each week through in-depth interviews with different thought leaders, advocates, scientists, authors, and experts, we connect the dots between personal wellbeing and the total environment.