Take Charge of Your Health

Every week, producers Corinne Furnari PA CCN and Carol Petersen RPh, CNP present you new and creative ways to help you make sense of health information and bring it home to you and your family. With years of clinical experience and research into traditional and cutting edge technologies, Corinne and Carol give you practical information to help you Take Charge of Your Health.

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6 days ago

We've learned that the synthetic analogs of opioids have wrecked havoc on our society. Perhaps we should have just stayed with the extracts of the poppy. Naturopath Dr. Eugene Zamperion discusses other natural options to relieve pain in his book " Supplements for Pain : Comprehensive Natural Help for Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and Other Inflammatory Conditions". This is also a WBAI fundraiser.

Monday Sep 11, 2023

 We review the testing available for osteoporosis and discuss the advantages and problems with various testing modalities. Too often, based on testing, people are encouraged to use drugs that block bone resorption thus interfering with normal bone turnover and healthy bones.

Tuesday Sep 05, 2023

 Often ignored, melatonin is one of the most abundant of the body's hormones. We discuss its importance as an antioxidant, a metabolic clock and it's help and production during the sleep cycle and more.

Wednesday Aug 30, 2023

 Lab testing for evaluating the state of your health or illness can be both helpful and harmful. We discuss some of the problems with thyroid parameters not being tested and what some of the cholesterol markers mean and how these can be evaluated in context with other tests and clinical presentations.

Monday Aug 21, 2023

 Copper is a two edged sword. Deficiencies are common and affect how hemoglobin is made. Under other conditions copper could become toxic.

Monday Aug 14, 2023

We are going back to the basics discussing some essential nutrients. This show highlights one of the major electrolytes in the body -potassium. Learn about function and how to get it into the diet and how to supplement if needed.

Monday Aug 07, 2023

There is a body of research that confirms health benefits for exposure to cold and cold baths. Corinne's nephew Joe who is a cold bath enthusiast helps kick start the discussion.

Monday Jul 24, 2023

The first oral contraceptive has been approved for non prescription sales. Clinical biochemist Dr. Phyllis Bronson joins us to discuss the implications. We are in agreement that women need to know the risks to their endocrine system by regularly ingesting an altered molecule. It is still important that women make their own life choices. We also discuss some of the alternatives.

Monday Jul 17, 2023

The use of progesterone is essential for PMS, PMDD and much more as one of our primary and most abundant hormones. Yet, the literature confuses synthetic analogs and muddies the picture of progesterone. Deliberate or not?

Monday Jul 10, 2023

 Menstrual cycles are not meant to be painful and life limiting. Known sometimes as "the curse", we discuss what can be done to help with heavy menstrual flow, cramping, endometriosis, PCOS and more. Birth control pills have been a catch all solution for young women but actually disturb our endocrinology further.

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