Monday, September 26, 2011 Health at Every Size show on Radio Free Nashville
This episode began with PegE (a.k.a. Dr. Elam) & Pat (a.k.a. the Queen) sharing the news that October 10, 2011 will be the last Health At Every Size show on Radio Free Nashville.
The show may continue as an occasional podcast, and the Pearlsong Conversations teleconference series (recordings of which have often been played on the HAES show) will continue as usual on a monthly basis & podcast. (For more about the Pearlsong Conversations series in which authors and publisher chat with readers, fans and each other, click here.)
In the rest of the show, Pat & PegE talked about TV shows, recently reported research on restaurant menu labeling, & an odious billboard campaign aimed at fat kids in Georgia.
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.
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?
Monday, August 15, 2011 Health At Every Size show on Radio Free Nashville
After PegE (a.k.a. Dr. Elam) & Pat (a.k.a. the Queen) praise Australian chef Julie Goodwin's turning down a lucrative dieting business contract, they discuss how some parents' fat fears fuel emotional abuse of their children. The conversation was sparked by Jean Anspaugh's blog post at Psychology Today.
Monday, August 8, 2011 Health At Every Size show on Radio Free Nashville
Pat (a.k.a The Queen of Rubenesque Romances) was back to join PegE (a.k.a. Dr. Elam) to discuss living a long happy life, Dances with Fat's post on Long Healthy Life, & the new documentary America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments, among other topics.
If you're near San Francisco Saturday August 13, see a Director's Cut of the sequel to the documentary America the Beautifulat the Sofitel San Franciso Bay at 8 p.m. The screening is part of the annual conference of the Association for Size Diversity & Health (ASDAH), but you don't have to be an ASDAH member or conference participant to attend. Director Darryl Roberts will be at the screening. Get the details and purchase advance tickets here. Tickets will also be available at the door.
America the Beautiful 2 is being distributed by Warner Brothers and will open nationwide in theatres & via on-demand in October.
Monday, July 25, 2011 Health At Every Size show on Radio Free Nashville
This episode featured Dr. Elam (aka PegE) & Pat (aka the Queen) further discussing the Journal of the American Medical Association commentary suggesting state intervention for very fat children, as well as a Columbus Dispatch report by Amy Saunders on the increase in "alarmingly thin" children & child hospitalizations for eating disorders in the wake of heightened cultural focus on weight. (Per the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality as cited in the Dispatch article, from 1999 to 2006 eating disorders hospitalizations for children younger than 12 increased by 119 percent.)