Lyn Patrick

Lyn Patrick ND graduated from Bastyr University with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and entered private practice in Arizona, one of the 17 states that licenses qualified naturopathic physicians as primary care providers. For 27 years, she has practiced general family medicine, as well as focusing in chronic hepatitis C infection, HIV infection, eating disorders and the biochemical treatment of drug, alcohol, and nicotine addiction.

Pandora's Box
9:34 am
Tue July 15, 2014

"Organic" Food: What Does It Really Mean?

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The term "organic" is widely used in food labeling, but what does it really mean? In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Lyn Patrick and KSJD's Tom Yoder discuss how the term "organic" is defined, how organic food is certified, and why eating organic food is beneficial to your health.

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Pandora's Box
10:04 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Pandora's Box - June 3rd, 2014

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The links between good health and good food are widely accepted and understood, but what about using food as medicine to help patients who are facing cancer? In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Lyn Patrick talks with Dr. Nasha Winters, a naturopathic physician who is helping cancer patients to use their diet in tandem with medical treatment like chemotherapy to treat their disease.

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Health
9:55 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Environmental Regulation At The Four Corners Power Plant

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The Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Mine were recently evaluated in a Draft Environmental Impact Statement that has raised more questions about the environmental, socioeconomic, and health issues related to the coal-fired power plant and how it affects nearby populations, especially the Diné.

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Pandora's Box
1:31 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Pandora's Box - Sandra Steingraber on Environmental Links to Cancer

In the episode, Pandora's Box co-host Lyn Patrick talks with Sandra Steingraber about her personal experiences with cancer and her work on linking environmental factors with cancer and other disease. This interview was recorded at the Telluride Film Festival in July of 2012.

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Pandora's Box
10:21 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Pandora's Box - April 22nd, 2014

In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Lyn Patrick talks with Pete Dronkers of Earthworks about the latest plans for oil and gas development and hydraulic fracturing in southwest Colorado.

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Pandora's Box
9:58 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Pandora's Box - March 11th, 2014

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Oil and gas development within the shale deposits in Montezuma and La Plata counties could employ the practice of hydraulic fracturing, the controversial drilling practice that has been linked to environmental issues in other parts of the U.S. Host Lyn Patrick talks with Pete Dronkers from Earthworks, a national and local environmental nonprofit that is working on issues related to the potential hazards of fracking in southwest Colorado.

Earthworks website: www.earthworksaction.org

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Pandora's Box

Pandora's Box tackles issues facing all of us in our daily lives around exposure to environmental chemicals and toxins in air, food, soil, water and body products and their effects on our health.

See below for valuable web resources regarding environmental contaminants:

Finding a water filter that works for you: http://www.ewg.org/tap-water/getawaterfilter

EPA list of questions and answers on chloramine: http://www.epa.gov/ogwdw/disinfection/chloramine/pdfs/all29_q.pdf

Food and Water Watch - http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org