Sunscreen: Understanding Ingredients, Risks and Natural Alternatives

28Jun

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This week the AOC Team speaks with an expert about what we can do to protect ourselves from the sun's potentially harmful rays while still enjoying the call of the outdoors.

Guest(s): 

Rebecca Hamilton, Director of Product Development, Badger Balm, Gilsum, NH

Best Food for Your Best Friend: Diet & Lifestyle for Optimal Pet Health

21Jun

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Much like us, the well-being of a dog is dependent on food and lifestyle. Tune in this hour to discover how to evaluate commercial pet foods, how to supplement your dog's diet with whole foods from your fridge, and what other recommendations will make your companion's life as happy and healthy as possible.


Guest(s):
Diana Laverdure, Pet Nutritionist & Co-Author, Canine Nutrigenomics, Delray Beach, FL
Dr. Jean Dodds, DVM, Veterinarian & Co-Author, Canine Nutrigenomics, Garden Grove, CA

The Raw Food Diet: What, Why & How

15Jun

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The Raw Food Diet is the antidote to high heat and extensive food processing, but is it for everyone? International raw food expert Ani Phyo shares with us the specifics of how raw food works, what the health benefits are, and how anyone can improve their diet with simple raw food upgrades to their everyday meal planning.


Guest(s):
Ani Phyo, Author & Health, Wellness, Raw Food & Detox Expert, Los Angeles, CA

Beauty or the Beast: Choosing Safe Personal Care Products

7Jun

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When it comes to health, the world of cosmetics and body care products is tough to navigate, in great part because there are few manufacturing standards and little transparency in labeling. In this episode, we are joined by a topic expert to learn what to look for in personal care products, what to avoid, and how to get involved in improving regulations for what we put on our -- and our loved one's -- bodies.


Guest(s):
Janet Nudelman, Director of Program & Policy, Breast Cancer Fund, San Francisco, CA

Hands-On Gardening: Spring Into Season

1Jun

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Whether you farm a window box or an acre of land, rejoice in the ability to be nourished at your own hand and learn the best ways to begin and sustain an abundant organic garden. 


Guest(s):

Willow Rosenthal

Author, The Essential Urban Farmer, Oakland, CA

Annie Spiegelman, 

Author and Master Gardener, The Dirt Diva, Novato, CA