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“The Nuance” explores health, the human experience, and the intersection of human and environmental health. We explore the nuance that has been lost in today’s conversation. These are ideas and topics that aren’t usually touched upon in headline culture or most media outlets.
We have conversations to help educate and empower people to a healthier life and planet.
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70: The most exciting climate solutions that could affect everything. | Greg Dalton, Climate One
Greg Dalton founded Climate One at The Commonwealth Club in 2007 after traveling to the Russian Arctic on a global warming symposium with climate scientists and journalists. Today Climate One produces a weekly radio show broadcast on public stations in California and across the country in addition to a podcast that is heard around the world. Greg also hosts a monthly TV show on KRCB TV 22 on Comcast and DirecTV.
Climate One is the only regular talk show that engages high-level leaders from business, policy, advocacy and academic circles in a conversation about building sustainable economies, resilient communities and a healthier future.
69: What is my anxiety telling me? The root cause of anxiety, how physical health and mental health influence each other, & the nuance of psychiatric medications. | Dr. Ellen Vora
Ellen Vora, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist, acupuncturist, and yoga teacher, and she is the author of The Anatomy of Anxiety. She takes a functional medicine approach to mental health—considering the whole person and addressing imbalance at the root. Dr. Vora received her B.A. from Yale University and her M.D. from Columbia University.
We speak about the root causes of mental health and some interventions that we can take to prevent anxiety. We talk about the nuance of psychiatric medication and the holistic approach she takes to mental health. We talk about the mind body connection and how the mind is always informing physical health and our physical health from things like diet, toxicants, or sleep can affect our mental health.
68: How to advance the rights of the Earth and Indigenous people. | Dr. Yuria Celidwen
Dr. Yuria Celidwen, PhD is a native of Indigenous Nahua and Maya descent, born in Chiapas, Mexico. She received a Ph.D. and focuses on the intersection of Indigenous studies, cultural psychology, and contemplative science. From her work, she is uncovering Indigenous contemplative practices from the world, and finding their place in contemplative studies.
She works at the United Nations to support international humanitarian efforts for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Her specific concentration is the advancement of Indigenous peoples’ rights and the rights of the Earth. She also teaches Indigenous epistemologies and spirituality and her work pioneered the Indigenous contemplative experience within contemplative studies.
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67: A doctor's approach to climate change and helping communities in need. | Dr. Kinari Webb
Dr. Kinari Webb, MD graduated from Yale University’s School of Medicine with honors and completed her residency in family medicine at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez, California. She then founded Health In Harmony an international nonprofit dedicated to reversing global heating, understanding that rainforests are essential for the survival of humanity. Based on information gleaned from a year spent traveling around Indonesia, Health In Harmony’s project, ASRI, was sited in Sukadana, on the border of Gunung Palung, in 2007. The key focus of the work has always been radically listening to communities and responding to the needs they identify.
She speaks regularly on topics ranging from the health and future of the forest, community involvement and social capital, healthcare in the global south and the link between human and environmental health. She is the author of the inspiring book Guardians of the Trees: A Journey of Hope Through Healing the Planet: A Memoir.
66: How societal factors (like economics, racism, climate, immigration, etc) influence our health. | Jonas Attilus, MD, MPH & Brendan Johnson
Jonas Attilus MD, MPH is a Psychiatry Resident at University of Minnesota and Brendan Johnson is a 3rd going on 4th year medical student University of Minnesota Medical School. They are both part of the Social Medicine On Air team, a podcast where they explore the field of social medicine with healthcare practitioners, activists, and researchers. Social medicine hopes to work for a world of justice and health - especially for the most marginalized - and connects clinical care to the deeper causes of health and illness.
Social medicine team: Jonas Attilus, Sebastian Fonseca, Raghav Goyal, Brendan Johnson, Leila Sabbagh, and Poetry Thomas.
65: What's really in our water, where our water comes from, and the truth about lead. | Adrienne Katner
Adrienne Katner is an Associate Professor in Environmental and Occupational Health at LSU-Health School of Public Health. Her research focuses on evaluating how effective federal drinking water regulations and prevailing public health guidelines are in reducing water contaminant exposures. Her efforts to evaluate New Orleans water lead levels, and to raise awareness of the issue of lead in water after pipe replacements garnered national media and government attention. Prior to entering academia, she conducted research at the National Cancer Institute's Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch. She has a broad background in public health, with specific training in exposure and risk assessment; and environmental public health policy.
For the past few years Dr. Katner has been working extensively with various communities to investigate declining private, urban and rural drinking water systems. Dr. Katner has also investigated air pollution issues associated with highways in the New Orleans Treme community with the community group Claiborne Corridor Alliance; and air pollution issues associated with industry along the Industrial Corridor lining the Mississippi River in St. John and St. James Parishes.
The topics you wish you knew more about
They cover the topics that I desperately want to know more about but don’t have time to research myself! Great interviewers and great research! Love listening!
LOVE the human and planetary health
Such a great platform for complex conversations. I love that it’s called “the nuance” because a lot of the details of these convos are lost in social media. Loveee that they talk about health and the planet from a healthcare standpoint. very unique!
Great hosts and very informative
Amanda and Dan are final year medical students who are on a mission to simplify, explain and share medical knowledge. They are terrific hosts and do an excellent job at explaining complex issues in everyday terms.