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  • Plant-Powered Nutrition (parts 1&2) (VB #95.08&09) :
    Sharon Palmer, dietician and author, explains nutritional needs specific to vegetarian and vegan diets. 5/25/15
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  • GMOs: A Risky Business (parts 1&2) (VB #93.02&03) :
    Consumer advocate Jeffrey Smith explains the risks of Genetically Modified Organisms in our food in a September 2014 presentation. 10/13/14
  • Jim Gottstein: Psych Rights Workshop (parts 1&2) (VB #85.03&04) :
    The founder of Psych Rights describes his personal history and efforts of the organization to end forced drugging -- particularly for children-- and electroshock. 10/12
  • Rethinking Psychiatry 2012 (parts 1&2) (VB #84.04&05) :
    Symposium looking at alternatives to psychotropic drugs, forced medication, and subjecting youth to these "remedies," featuring a keynote talk by Jim Gottstein of PsychRights and three other speakers. 7/12
  • Rethinking Psychiatry (parts 1&2) (VB #80.08&09) :
    Robert Whitaker facilitates a panel discussion on the current national movement to create a mental health care system that is safer, more holistic, effective and humane. . 8/11 --Video----Clip--
  • Is Dairy Healthy? (parts 1&2) (VB #82.02&03) :
    Amy Joy Lanou, author of "Building Bone Vitality," speaking at VegFest 2011 about the health hazards of including milk and cheese in Americans' diets. 1/12
  • Dr. Margaret Flowers: Health Care For All (VB #79.11) :
    The national advocate shares statistical and historic information about problems created by for-profit corporations managing health care. 6/11 --Video----Clip--
  • Rep. John Conyers: Single Payer Health Care (VB #80.4) :
    An interview with the national civil rights leader covers topics such as President Obama’s approach to Health Care and new ways to describe the single payer idea. 7/11 --Video----Clip--
  • Just Say No to Psychiatric Drugs? (parts 1&2) (VB #77.04&05) :
    Award-winning journalist Robert Whitaker on his comprehensive survey of research on psychiatric medications and his unexpected conclusions 10/10
  • Fat Vegan No More (parts 1&2) (VB #74.13&75.01) :
    John McDougall, MD shares how a low-fat, plant and starch-based diet promotes health benefits and weight loss. 3/10
  • MindFreedom: Mental Health Choice and Empowerment (VB #66.13) :
    A panel representing mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors voice their views on how to further organize for change in the mental health system. 3/08
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  • Benefits of a Plant Based Diet (VB #65.12) and
    Good Health at Any Age (VB #65.13) :
    Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr. on how to prevent heart disease and strokes; John Robbins on the benefits of a vegan lifestyle and changes in the publishing industry. 12/07
  • Howard Lyman: Voice for a Viable Future (parts 1&2) (VB #54.04&05) :
    Vegan former cattle rancher speaks of his efforts to change human health through diet, and being sued for "disparaging meat" on Oprah Winfrey's show. 1/05
  • Diverse Abilities: Who Defines the Box? (VB #41.3) :
    People who have various physical and psychological abilities seek to define their community and empower each other in interviews and workshops at a May, 2001 conference. 10/01
  • Psychiatric Support Coalition International (parts 1&2) (VB #37.05&06) :Psychiatric survivor David Oaks' keynote speech to the 2000 End Corporate Dominance Conference ties pharmaceutical profits to mistreatment of the mentally ill. 60 min. 10/00
  • Fun With Medicine (parts 1&2) (VB #24.07&08) :Patch Adams, MD, clown and author, talks about his free hospital, Gesundheit, and other medical issues with passion and humor. 60 min. 8/97
  • Corporate Psychiatry (Torture in the USA) (Parts 1&2) (VB #30.05&06) :Mental Health activists David Oaks and Lisa Clay on how pharmaceutical companies and others are getting rich off of people's mental/emotional pain. 30 min. 2/99
  • Homeopathy: Natural Health Care (VB #28.01) :Homeopathic physician explains healthy lifestyles, vegetarian diets, and natural remedies are better than corporate drugs. 30 min. 8/98
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