Want to keep the doctor away? Forget an apple a day and go for the garlic! In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, how to eat healthy from a woman who believes food is medicine. Also, the world's first Navajo woman surgeon, and a medical intuitive who says you already know what's wrong with you. And novelist Chris Bohjalian takes on homeopathy.
Nina Simonds believes food is medicine. She tells Steve Paulson how she learned about the yin and yang properties of foods; and shares some favorites from her book "A Spoonful of Ginger: Irresistible, health-giving recipes from Asian kitchens." Also, novelist Chris Bohjalian talks with Jim Fleming about homeopathy; why he's drawn to marginal belief systems; and why Americans are increasingly turning to ancient forms of healing.SEGMENT 2:
Mona Lisa Schulz is an M.D., a Ph.D., and a "medical intuitive." She tells Steve Paulson how she has used clairvoyance in her medical practice, and how she counsels clients over the phone knowing only their names and ages. Her book is "Awakening Intuition."SEGMENT 3:
Abraham Verghese is a doctor and a writer. His book "The Tennis Partner" tells the story of a young doctor addicted to intravenous cocaine. Verghese tells Steve Paulson that addiction is rampant among physicians and results, in part, from the way we train doctors. Also, Lori Arviso Alvord is a Navajo and a surgeon. She tells Judith Strasser how she combines the Navajo attitude toward wellness (i.e. preserving harmony and balance) with the intrusive (but effective) techniques of Western medicine.Cassette copies are available at 1-800-747-7444. Ask for program number 99-07-18-B.
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