Sunday, September 27, 2009

Mon Sep 28, 2009

On Today's Show:

Stuart Tomc - Former Consultant Chief Medical Officer World Health Org
With over twenty years experience in the field of Nutritional Medicine, Stuart Tomc is an authority on evidence-based dietary supplements. He is a respected consultant to the World Health Organization and integrative physicians worldwide having traveled the world as an educator and trainer for over 10 years. With an accomplished background in media appearances, Stuart is adept at educating, entertaining, and delivering a powerful message on important health subjects in today’s changing world. In addition, he was a contributing writer in Dr. Perricone’s Seven Secrets to Beauty, Health and Longevity. Stuart currently serves as National Educator and Spokesperson for Nordic Naturals. Stuart has been interviewed on over 2,000 radio interviews including NPR, “The Willner Window,” “Healthy Talk Radio,” and “Let’s Talk Nutrition” with Dr. Garko. He has also been a frequent co-host for the past five years on “To Your Health” with Dr. Chris Greene. In addition, he has appeared on almost 50 television shows and exhibited at over 150 natural health and product shows. Stuart is well known for his print interviews and articles in trade and health publications. If your child is struggling with class assignments, having problems concentrating at school, or winding up too frequently down at the principal's office, a nutritional educator suggests you begin supplementing his/her diet with Omega-3 fatty acids studies show that Omega-3 fatty acids can assist learning by increasing attention span, improve brain function, and even raise IQ," says Stuart Tomc, a former consultant to the World Health Organization. "Many learning problems and behavioral disorders, even Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, are classic symptoms of essential fatty acid deficiency and can be successfully treated simply by adding fat-and-oil rich foods and supplements to the diet," says Tomc. Tomc says that food makers, in a misguided attempt to market their products to "health conscious" consumers, have been removing the essential (meaning 'vital for life') fats from foods for years. We're starting to see the damage caused by years of fatty acid deficiency, especially in children who have been fed low fat foods from infancy," says Tomc. Tomc says many studies show that eliminating fats from the diet is very unhealthy. Luckily, this trend to remove dietary fat is beginning to reverse. "When good fats are removed, we not only see reduction of brain function and learning ability, but also a deterioration of general health, including growth retardation," says Tomc. "This is why scores of food makers, like Tropicana, are beginning to add omega-3 into their products.

Goodbye Natalie, Goodbye Splendour - Marti Rulli
Marti Rulli has held executive positions in printing and media. She runs her own advertising business and is a long-time freelance writer.Natalie Wood was a Hollywood icon, beloved by millions for her performances in such classics as Miracle on 34th Street, West Side Story and Rebel Without a Cause. Married for the second time to actor Robert Wagner and the mother of young children, Natalie had everything to live for. Her bizarre death on or near the yacht Splendour on a chilly November evening in 1981 has been shrouded in mystery. In his recent best-selling
memoir Pieces of My Heart, Robert Wagner told his version of what happened on the yacht Splendour on the night his wife died. But is Wagner’s version accurate? Who knows the truth? Goodbye Natalie, Goodbye Splendour is the result of a decades-long investigation by journalist Marti Rulli and Dennis Davern, Natalie’s friend, confidant and captain of the Splendour on that controversial night. Painstakingly researched and written from the heart, here is an in-depth examination of Natalie Wood’s life—and death.

Tom Paxton - "The Marvelous Toy"
Folk Legend Reaches New Generation Through Publishing - In the 1960's Tom Paxton’s music defined a generation of protest and promise. In a career spanning nearly 50-years, the folk icon’s songs have been recorded by an eclectic group of musicians ranging from Simon & Garfunkel to Placido Domingo, Johnny Cash to Neil Diamond. His style of music is a staple choice of notable country music stars such as Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson, and recording artists that span the globe (and the range of musical genres) look to music to evoke emotion and provoke thought. And interestingly, as Paxton gets older (and better!) his audience has become younger. Tom has devoted a great deal of the past 20-years to writing and recording children’s music; captivating and entertaining young audiences while also awakening their spirit to learn and inspiring their awareness of the world in which they live. Now, along with fellow folk legend Peter Yarrow (or Puff the Magic Dragon fame), Paxton has combined his musical and story-telling skills to publish a series of children’s illustrated books. The first, The Marvelous Toy, publishes this fall. The book, based on Paxton’s hit song of the same name that was once used as the morning greeting for the space shuttle astronauts, visualizes Paxton’s witty, upbeat lyrics in a way guaranteed to spark a reader’s imagination. A devoted advocate for literacy and family, Paxton hopes the book will inspire families to read together with its story of a boy’s fascination and joy with a mysterious new toy given to him by his father that he later passes on to his own child. Through his music and his writing, Paxton seeks to bridge the generation gap between children, parents, and grandparents, and instill pride and confidence in children. “Giving children a sense of accomplishment, and fostering an environment where their feelings and ideas matter are what encourages and empowers them to learn, form opinions that matter, and take action to make positive change in the world” says Paxton. TOM PAXTON is one of the world s best-known and loved singer/songwriters. In 2009, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy (The Grammy Awards). His newest CD, Comedians & Angels, was also nominated for a Grammy and his first six albums have been rereleased. Paxton s influence on folk music has been inestimable: his songs have been recorded by several major artists including Pete Seeger; Peter, Paul, and Mary; Joan Baez; Arlo Guthrie; and Johnny Cash. His best-known tunes include The Last Thing on My Mind, Ramblin' Boy, Bottle of Wine, and Goin' to the Zoo. Many address social concerns such as political injustice, inequality, and ecology, but others celebrate the bonds of family and friendship, and the joys of childhood. He has been richly honored: the ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award, four Grammy nominations, and the Martin Guitar Company has even named a guitar after him. He is a true musical treasure. STEVE COX began his career working in design and character merchandising, eventually handling all the licensing and product design for Count Duckula, one of the most popular animation series on Thames TV in England. However, he decided to return to art, and has since illustrated hundreds of children s books, including complex pop-ups. Cox s first picture book was Pigs Might Fly for which he won a Red House Children s Book Award. His other books include The Diary of a Killer Cat, Short and Sweet: The Life and Times of Lollipop Munchkin, and Ants in My Pants as well as many others. For nearly half a century, The Marvelous Toy composed by the legendary singer/songwriter Tom Paxton has enchanted children and adults alike. A simple tale about a mysterious, magical, and mystical toy that a father gives to his son and that eventually gets passed down to the next generation it celebrates a child s sense of wonder. The witty, evocative lyrics spark the imagination. No surprise, then, that the song has been recorded by countless major artists, from Peter, Paul, and Mary to the Chad Mitchell Trio to John Denver, and won legions of fans through the years. Paxton s marvelous song has finally become a stunning picture book oversized, wonderfully packaged, and complete with a CD offering three songs sung by Tom himself plus a music-only version of The Marvelous Toy to sing along with. Featuring incredible and wildly imaginative art by Steve Cox, illustrator of the award-winning Pigs Might Fly, the story is now as amazing to look at as it always has been to listen to. Parents, grandparents, friends, and family will remember this classic from their own youth and joyfully share it with their own children. And just like the boy in the song whose eyes nearly popped right out of his head, young readers will give squeals of glee at the magic of the music, the artwork, and this one-of-kind tale

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