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GMO - A Consumerís Right to Know
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Do you have the right to know if you are consuming genetically modified foods? Hawaii State Senator Mike Gabbard thinks you do. Hes drafting legislation about it, and discusses GMOs with Deborah. Plus Dr. Whittaker has natural ways to promote prostate heath, and prevent Alzheimers disease.
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HTR: The Right to Know About GMO Foods
Deborah is joined by Hawaii State Senator Mike Gabbard and Paul Achitoff, Managing Attorney for the Hawaii Office of Earth Justice, to talk about our rights as consumers to know about genetically engineered food. Senator Gabbard is currently drafting right to know legislation for the state of Hawaii.
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HTR: Natural Approaches to Prostate Health
Deborah, Dr. Whittaker and Pharmacist James LaValle discuss how men can support good prostate health with some interesting nutrition and supplements.
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HTR: Preventing Alzheimerís
What do you need to know about how to prevent Althzeimerís Disease? Americaís Wellness Doctor, Dr. Julian Whitaker discusses natural alternatives, supplements, and lifestyle and dietary changes that can help stave off the disease.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Paul Achitoff
Paul Achitoff graduated from Harvard College and Columbia Law School. After litigating at law firms in Los Angeles and Honolulu, Paul joined Earthjustice in 1994, where he is the managing attorney of the Hawaii office. Some of Paul's successes have included rulings banning swordfish long lining from some seven million square miles of the Central Pacific to protect endangered sea turtles, closing the commercial lobster fishery in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to protect endangered monk seals, and restoring stream flow to Oahuís windward watersheds.

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Mike Gabbard
Gerald Michael 'Mike' Gabbard is a member of the Hawaii Senate, representing the 19th District since 2006. He has social conservative political views, who rose to prominence for his successful effort to ban the legalization of same-sex marriage through an amendment to the Hawaii State Constitution in 1998. He is also a businessman and musician. Mike is the founder/chairman of Stand Up For America, a non-profit educational organization that is intended to promote social change and patriotism. Mike founded and is also the chairman of Healthy Hawaii Coalition, a non-profit group whose two-fold purpose is to protect the environment and to improve individual and community health. In 2007, Mike Gabbard switched from the Republican Party of Hawaii to the Democratic Party . His stated reason for doing so was that he believed that he could be more effective to his constituents as part of the majority party in the Hawaii State Senate.

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James LaValle
Dr. LaValle has been involved with natural medicine for the past fifteen years and is a nationally recognized figure in the field of natural therapeutics. He is currently President and Founder of Natural Health Resources, Inc. Dr. LaValle's experience ranges from extensive clinical practice, product design and formulation, and technology transfer, to author, educator, and media personality. He is featured on "Healthwell.com Ask the Experts". Dr. LaValle has educated the pharmacy industry as Associate Editor for natural products for Drug Store News and Retail Pharmacy News. He also has a featured column, the "Prescription Pad," in Natural Pharmacy magazine.. He has trained hundreds of independent pharmacists about integrating natural medicine into pharmacy practice. Dr. LaValle was named one of the "50 Most Influential Druggists" by American Druggist in 1998 for his work in natural medicine, and has authored several books.

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