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Archive for September 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011 Health At Every Size show on Radio Free Nashville

This episode features PegE (a.k.a. Dr. Elam) & Pat (a.k.a. the Queen) discussing research finding that many fat bodies have healthy cardiovascular systems -- and many slimmer bodies don't.

Recommended books include Big Fat Lies: The Truth about Your Weight and Your Health by Glenn Gaesser, Ph.D., Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight by Linda Bacon, Ph.D., Fat Politics: The Real Story Behind America's Obesity Epidemic by J. Eric Oliver, Ph.D., The Obesity Myth (revised edition retitled The Diet Myth: Why America's Obsession with Weight is Hazardous to Your Health) by Paul Campos, & Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss -- and the Myths and Realities of Dieting by Gina Kolata.

This episode's music: "Freedom" by Suchi Waters Benjamin, "Phenomenal Woman" by Ruthie Foster & "Fit, Fat & Fine" by Whole Lotta Love.

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Monday, September 12, 2011 Health At Every Size show on Radio Free Nashville

No actual snails were discussed during this episode.

PegE ( a.k.a. Dr. Elam) & Pat (a.k.a. the Queen) discuss Pat's adventures in puppydom & news that Allergan may stop manufacturing the Lap-Band bariatric ("weight loss") surgery device decide because of deaths and injuries associated with it. (Or, as the Business Insider headline says, "because it keeps killing people.") Read the article here.

Music for this episode includes "Freedom" by Suchi Waters Benjamin, "Women's Bodies" by Rebecca Riots, "Even Free" (Kristi Martel) & "Introduction to Belly Dancing" (Deirdre Flint).

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September 5, 2011 Health At Every Size radio show

Pat (a.k.a. The Queen) & PegE (a.k.a. Dr. Elam) took the Labor Day holiday off, and scheduled a prerecorded interview with Karen Blomain, author of The Season of Lost Children, to run as that day's HAES show broadcast. There were some glitches with the recording that aired on 9/5/2011 -- some blank periods and a double show ID/intro -- which have been edited out of this podcast/archived version.

The interview was part of the Pearlsong Conversations teleconference series, in which Dr. Elam wears her publisher's hat and talks with one or more Pearlsong Press authors, readers and fans. To learn more about the Conversations -- how to participate in one -- visit the Pearlsong Conversations page on the Pearlsong Press website. You'll also find links to other Conversation recordings there.

Music includes "Freedom" by Suchi Waters Benjamin & "Introduction to Belly Dancing" by Deirdre Flint.

To read an excerpt from The Season of Lost Children, click on the BookBuzzr widget below.

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August 29, 2011 Health At Every Size show on Radio Free Nashville

Dr. Elam (a.k.a. PegE) flew solo for this episode while The Queen (a.k.a. Pat) babysat a new puppy. She discussed recently published research examining the heart health of Dutch women who were between 10 & 17 years old during the famine at the end of World War II, and how the findings could be applied to people subjected to adolescent (or earlier) weight loss diets.

As published in the European Heart Journal, researchers in The Netherlands found that women who had lived on 400-800 calories a day during the 1944-45 famine had a 27% higher risk of heart disease in later life. How many heart -- and other -- problems in fat adults that are blamed on their weight are actually caused by early life semi-starvation for weight loss?

Music includes "Freedom" (Suchi Waters Benjamin),  "Big Fat Blonde" (The Rainmakers), "Fat Bottomed Girls" (Queen), "Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)" (Mika), "Suit Yourself" (Kate Campbell), "300 Pounds of Joy" (Howlin' Wolf), "Mister Five by Five" (Ella Mae Morse), "Fit, Fat & Fine" (Candye Kane), "Built for Luxury" (Abby Burke featuring the Manly Band), "Start the Commotion" (The Wiseguys) & "Hottie" (Jana Stansfield).

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