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The Healthy Planet Radio Show has been airing on WUSB, 90.1 FM since January of 2007. It immediately follows Democracy Now! during “drive time,” from 6 to 7 PM. Now airing on the first and second Fridays of each month, HealthyPlanet’s Bob DiBenedetto brings you twice as much empowering, life-and-world-changing information as before!
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Inflammation: The Triggering Mechanism Behind All Disease
with Dr. Sunil Pai, M.D.
Author: An Inflammation Nation
• Author, Researcher, Integrative MD at Sanjevani Integrative Medicine Health & Lifestyle Center
LISTEN HERE: Dr. Sunil Pai, M.D., Inflammation, The Triggering Mechanism Behind All Disease
Join HealthyPlanet’s Bob DiBenedetto for a discussion with Dr. Sunil Pai, author of the book An Inflammation Nation: The Definitive Guide to Preventing, Reversing and Treating All Diseases through Diet, Lifestyle and the Use of Natural Anti-Inflammatories. They discuss the pivotal role of inflammation in over 200 conditions ranging from COVID-19 to heart disease to cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and many, many more.
Tune in to hear:
• The powerful connection between our food choices, inflammation and COVID-19.
• The state of health in America, and how our primary focus on treating symptoms is leading to poor outcomes in dealing with chronic diseases, including COVID-19.
• The foods most likely to cause problems ranging from joint pain to migraine headaches and more, and what we can eat to dramatically reduce inflammation in our bodies.
• The leading causes of inflammation in our bodies.
• How unbeknownst to most, genetics plays only a minor role in most diseases.
• The role that other lifestyle factors can play in inflammation.
• How inflammation targets different locations in different bodies, and why.
• Can traditional medicine be evidence-based medicine?
• How studies have shown a major reduction in the worst outcomes from COVID-19 for those eating a plant-based diet and significantly worse outcomes for those on a keto diet.
• How you may not be getting what you pay for when purchasing supplements.
(SEE BELOW FOR USEFUL “RELATED LINKS AND RESOURCES”)
About Dr. Sunil Pai
Sunil Pai, MD is an expert in Integrative Medicine, author, researcher, health activist/influencer and thought leader in the wellness industry. After his residency in Family Medicine at the University of New Mexico, he became Board Certified in Family Medicine. He was one of the first physicians 20 years ago and youngest in the U.S. to become a Fellow of the Program in Integrative Medicine (FPIM) at University of Arizona (Class 2002) directed by Dr. Andrew Weil, the “father” of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Pai also became one of the first Board Certified MD’s in Holistic Integrative Medicine (ABHIM) in the U.S.
After his Fellowship training, he then studied with and become certified by Dr.Deepak Chopra as a Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor and a Creating Health (Ayurveda Lifestyle) Instructor. Dr. Pai then went further to enhance his knowledge Ayurvedic Medicine through specialized certified training at the S.D.M. College of Ayurveda (Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara 2004), and Intensive Yoga Therapies at the Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (VYASA 2004) in India. He is currently Senior Faculty at Ayurved Sadhana and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Dept of Family & Community Medicine at UNM.
Dr. Pai has certifications in Functional Medicine (2003), Homotoxicology (2003), Physiological Regulating Medicine (2004), Medical Acupuncture & Neuro-Acupuncture (2006), Plant-Based Nutrition (2009) & Herbal Medicine (2019). He is currently the Vice President of the Neuro-Acupuncture Institute and is featured in the documentary film Return To Life.
Dr. Pai is the author of the critically acclaimed book An Inflammation Nation: The Definitive Guide to Preventing, Reversing and Treating All Diseases through Diet, Lifestyle and the Use of Natural Anti-Inflammatories. The Forward is written by his mentor Dr. Andrew Weil. The book was chosen by Kirkus Reviews to be listed in the Best of 2016 Indie Books. Dr. Pai has been featured in many documentary films for his Integrative Medicine evidence-based approach and use of the natural clinically tested and patented anti-inflammatory Bosmeric-SR.
Dr. Pai’s Integrative Medicine approach, evaluation, products and services are highly used by celebrities, actors, and musicians in the entertainment and music industries as well as professional athletes to improve and maintain their performance and longevity of their careers.
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Related Links and Resources:
- Sanjevani Integrative Medicine Health and Lifestyle CenterOpens in a new tab
- The Book: An Inflammation NationOpens in a new tab
- An Inflammation Nation Book on AmazonOpens in a new tab
- About Dr. Sunil PaiOpens in a new tab
- Harvard on The Power of A Plant-Based Diet for COVID-19Opens in a new tab
- Princess Winnie: A Very Important Staff Member at SanjevaniOpens in a new tab
- Neuro-Acupuncture InstituteOpens in a new tab
SOME PAST GUESTS ON THE HEALTHY PLANET RADIO SHOW
- Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President, Four-Term State Senator, Retired Police Captain
- Dr Michael Klaper, author, diet & health expert of Moving Medicine Forward
- Neal D. Barnard, MD, FACC of the Physician’s Committee For Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
- Dr. Joel Fuhrman, author of Disease-Proof Your Child and many more.
- Thomas Falcone, Chief Executive Officer of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA)
- Gavin A. Schmidt, climatologist, Director NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Climate Scientist
- T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., author of The China Study
- Terry Tamminen, author of Lives Per Gallon
- Randall S. Abate, author of Climate Change And The Voiceless, inaugural Rechnitz Family Endowed Chair in Marine and Environmental Law and Policy and a Professor in the Department of Political Science and Sociology
- Todd Winant, author of Earth Voice, Food Choice
- David Doniger, Senior Strategic Director Climate & Clean Energy Program Natural Resources Defense Council
- Caldwell B. Esselstyn, MD, author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease
- Adrienne Esposito, Co-Founder Citizens Campaign For The Environment
- Karen Ranzi, author of Creating Healthy Children Through Attachment Parenting and Raw Foods
- Zoltan Rona, MD, MSc, author of Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin
- Gordian Raacke of Renewable Energy Long Island,
- Brian Clement of The Hippocrates Institute
- Paul Getsos, National Director of the People’s Climate Movement
- Karen Perry Stillerman, senior analyst, in the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists
- Jonathan Balcombe, Biologist, Author & Director of Animal Sentience, the Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy
- Chuck Kutscher, Center Director, Buildings and Thermal Systems at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
- David Goldston, The Director of Government Affairs for the Natural Resources Defense Council
- Karen Davis, PhD Founder and President of United Poultry Concerns
- Janice Nolen, Assistant Vice President, National Policy for the American Lung Association
- Alex Beauchamp, Food & Water Watch’s Northeast Region Director
- Brigitte Mars, author of The Home Reference to Holistic Health and Healing, and many more
- Will Tuttle, visionary educator and author of The World Peace Diet
- Gerald Iversen, founder of Simple Living Works
- Hope Bohanec, author of The Ultimate Betrayal: Is There Happy Meat?
- Brenda Davis, RD, author, past chair Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- David Robinson Simon, author Meatonomics: The Bizarre Economics of Meat and Dairy
- Robin Helfritch, Founding Director of Open the Cages Alliance and the Vegan Living Program
- Julie M. Simon, author The Emotional Eater’s Repair Manual
- Vesanto Melina, RD, nutrition expert, co-author of Becoming Raw and the Raw Food Revolution Diet and many more
- Michael Greger, MD, author, internationally recognized speaker of NutritionFacts.org
- Dawn Moncrief, Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit organization, A Well-Fed World
- Jeff Gohringer, National Press Secretary of the League of Conservation Voters
- Carol Murphy, Executive Director of the Alliance for Clean Energy New York (ACE NY)
- Dr. Steve Blake, author of Understanding Dietary Fats and Oils: A Scientific Guide to their Health Effects, and 28 other books
- Justin Van Kleek, freelance writer, educator, community organizer.
- Demosthenes Maratos, Sustainability Institute Communications Director
- Paul Gallay, Riverkeeper’s Executive Director and Hudson Riverkeeper
- Bill Freese, Center for Food Policy’s Science Policy Analyst
- Michael Parrish DuDell, Managing Editor of ecomagination.com
- Dr Alan Goldhamer, founder of the TrueNorth Health Center, author of The Health Promoting Cookbook and many more
- Mike Hudak, Enviro Advocate, author Western Turf Wars: The Politics of Public Lands Ranching
- Tim VanOrden, elite athlete and creator of the Running Raw Project
- Brett Cotter, Founder, CEO Stress is gone, LLC
- Jennifer K. Reilly, R.D., senior nutritionist The Cancer Project, co-author The Cancer Survivor’s Guide
- Michael Weber, Farm Animal Reform Movement Campaign Coordinator
- Steve Meyrowitz, The Sproutman, author of many books
- Nneka Leiba, Environmental Health Researcher for the Environmental working group
- Paul McRandal, National Resources Defense Council
- Barbara Loe Fisher, Co-Founder and President of the National Vaccine Information Center
- Ryan Zinn, the National Campaign Coordinator for the Organic Consumer Association
Ashok Gupta, senior energy economist and director of NRDC’s Air and Energy Program
Justin Van Kleeck, community organizer. Founder the Triangle Chicken Advocates microsanctuary
- Connie Spence, founder of The Vegan Justice League
- Eric Weltman, senior organizer Food and Water Watch
- Cate Rodgers, The Climate Reality Project
- Sarah Anker, Suffolk County Legislator
- William McKeever, Author Emperors Of The Deep: Sharks–The Ocean’s Most Mysterious, Most Misunderstood, & Most Important Guardians
- Jay Best, environmental scientist and engineer, founder and president of Green Team Long Island
- Dhar Jamail, award-winning journalist & author The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption.
- Dr. Sailesh Rao, Founder/Exec. Director Climate Healers, Author two books, Producer of Cowspiracy, What the Health & Others.
- Brendan DeMelle, Executive Director DeSmog
- Lauren Ornelas, Founder/President, Food Empowerment Project
- Rob Herring, Producer/Director of The Need To Grow film
- Robyn Engman, R.D. Registered Dietician and Trained Chef with Nutrition In Motion
Marisa Miller Wolfson, Film creator, long time activist and co-author of the book, Vegucated Family Table
- Ali Tabrizi, Film Director Seaspiracy
- Joel Levin, Executive Director, Plug In America
- Karl Grossman, Award-winning investigative journalist, author of six books, longtime environmental and anti-nuclear activist/educator.
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