Join Ellen Goldsmith as she engages in conversation with people who offer strategies, inspiration, expertise, and resources in revitalizing and transforming one’s life through health. You will discover that you have the power within, to change, and that with the right support your ongoing health can be put back in your hands.
The theme music for Health Currents Radio was composed by Joan Spear. Many thanks to her for the use of her song The Call for this podcast.
The heart of HealthCorps programs are its enthusiastic, energetic, and committed coordinators who work with teens in 66 school programs across the United States. Today Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac. interviews HealthCorps coordinators from local Portland, Oregon high schools.Amy Barras, coordinator at Benson High School and Kellie Cooke, at Cleveland High School join together to share their stories of empowering teens with tools and skills to build mental resilience, physical fitness, and healthy nutrition. They have developed dynamic programs for their students including a newly designed Health and PE program and Wellness Center known as Fit2Live&Learn. Students have lost hundreds of pounds, run health and wellness fairs, influenced families, and been active in their schools and communities in promoting health. Join us and get fired up about what you can do too.
Harnessing the vitality and energy of teenagers to build health and wellness HealthCorps, a non-profit organization started by Dr. Oz and his wife Lisa Oz, educates high school students around the country to build mental resilience, healthy nutrition, and increased physical fitness. Michelle Bouchard, president of HealthCorps joins us on Health Currents Radio to introduce listeners to this dynamic program which is working to create a healthy next generation.
In Ellen Goldsmith’s continuing conversation with Dr. Lori Horan Soule about sugar, the way it works on us and how we can let go, we explore practical ways to break the sugar habit. You can make the changes you want and feel healthier, day-by-day.
Dr. Lori Horan Soule joins us on Health Currents Radio to talk about sugar; what it does to us, how we crave it, and cannot let it go. Dr. Horan Soule helps us understand how it works and what we can do to soften its grip, change our ways, and improve our health.
Life is stressful, won’t it ever change? Probably not. But, we can. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programs are helping tens of thousands of people around the world reduce stress, gain a stronger sense of balance, calm and resiliency in the face of life’s challenges. Join Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac. as she shares how it helps to reduce stress and join her for a moment of peace on the air.
William Spear, president of the Fortunate Blessings Foundation responds to the needs of children post disaster, specifically in preventing the development of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in impacted children. He has brought Second Response teams to the South Pacific, Japan, and the NY/NJ area post Hurricane Sandy to work with children weeks after basic needs are met. By providing facilitated safe, joyful and respectful “Playshops“ with children, Spear and his team help them recover their original ability to have fun, while minimizing the risk of developing PTSD .
The health of millions of women and girls around the world, is compromised and threatened due to war, violence, and poor access to healthcare, clean water, and food. Today Ellen speaks with Yifat Susskind, Executive Director of MADRE, an international women’s human rights organization about how they are working in partnership with community-based women’s organizations worldwide to address these crises and ensure long term solutions.
Are you feeling a bit heavy and stuck in winter, when spring is here! Join us when we speak with Dr. Gary Weiner on the health benefits of nutritional cleansing and detoxification. A great way to ease into spring, accelerate weight loss, and improve your sense of well-being.
Tired of lousy school lunches for your kids in school? Michelle Markesteyn Ratcliffe, the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Manager is helping to make a difference in Oregon schools. She brought FoodCorps to Oregon. She works to increase access to healthier food and food education for children and communities by linking farmers, fisherman and ranchers to school food programs.
Meet Oregon’s FoodCorps Fellow Emily Ritchie as she talks about how Oregon FoodCorps Members provide over 1,500 culturally rich and diverse students with hands-on gardening and nutrition education, integrated into summer enrichment programs, after-school programs, and summer garden clubs.
Right now 100% of our children are growing up in a fast food nation. Imagine a world of well-nourished children: children who know what healthy food is, how it grows and where it comes from, and who have access to it every day.
Join Ellen as she interviews Curt Ellis, co-creator of the documentary King Corn and co-founder and CEO of FoodCorps. FoodCorps is teaching kids about healthy food and where it comes from, building and tending school gardens, and bringing quality local food into public school cafeterias.
Bob Moore has transformed the gift of healthy living a thousand times over through his company Bob’s Red Mill. Listen in to this wonderful conversation Ellen has with Bob Moore, about his journey of health and how he is giving back in business and in supporting healthy eating initiatives.
Patricia Warren got healthy doing the Ending Childhood Obesity Project program in Portland, Oregon. Through the Portland Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and a local community center, she is working to share the gift of health, and increase access to healthier food, inspire healthier families and healthier children in the African-American community.
The Ending Childhood Obesity (ECO) Project has been a collaborative effort between Bob’s Red Mill, the internationally known whole-grain company based in Oregon, and the National College of Natural Medicine – the nation’s oldest and most respected naturopathic medical school in the country.
Listen in, as Ellen Goldsmith interviews Dr. Jackson, the lead physician for ECO and learn about how a series of 12 weekly workshops for children, families, and adults in Portland, Oregon provide health education and hands–on, whole foods cooking classes to reduce obesity, improve health and transform lives.
Thinking about changing your morning cup of coffee to tea but don’t believe it will give you the energy you seek? Listen in to part 2 of Ellen Goldsmith interviewing Guru Hari Das, the tea master of Yogi Tea as he talks about delicious energy boosting tea options and how you might be able to change your coffee habit.
Join us for a two-part series speaking with Guru Hari Das, the “Tea Master” of Yogi Tea. We discover the benefits of tea, the process of creating health promoting teas that not only taste good but help you feel better too!
Ellen speaks with Julia Tinkham-Ray, OTR/L of her path to healing Crohn’s and Colitis through a big change in her diet and naturopathic medicine. Learn about the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and what it could offer in your quest for health.
Stress and your health: an interview with Dr. Gary Weiner
43% of all adults suffer adverse effects on their health from prolonged stress. Stress can play a big part in health conditions such as headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, digestive problems, depression and anxiety. Learn about stress, how it affects your health, and what you can do about it.
Join Ellen as she inaugurates Health Currents Radio in a lively conversation with Jessica Porter, author of the new book The MILF Diet, The Hip Chick’s Guide to Macrobiotics, and collaborator with Alicia Silverstone on the New York Times Bestseller, The Kind Diet. Jessica grew up in Toronto on ice cream and TANG crystals, but ate her first grain of brown rice in 1990 and has been cooking, teaching and writing about whole foods ever since. Jessica illuminates the wisdom and enjoyment of cultivating inner radiance, health and vitality through a diet of a delicious and whole plant based foods.
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