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First Aired - 01/20/2014 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on What Doesn't Kill You, Katy Keiffer calls Dr. Marion Nestle to talk about dubious effectiveness of nutritional and dietary supplements. Dr. Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health; and Professor of Sociology at New York University. Her degrees include a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition, both from the University of California, Berkeley. Learn about the origins of the supplement industry in the 60s & 70s, and find out why supplements are not regulated by the FDA. Are there any benefits to taking supplements? Hear how the supplement industry uses statins from prescription drugs in their products, and how they are able to sell these pills over the counter! Later, Katy and Dr. Nestle discuss the marketing tactics of the supplement industry, and how they seduce their customers. Thanks to our sponsor, Tabard Inn.

"We got hooked on supplements when we started getting suspicious about the food system... There is very little evidence that they do good, and some evidence that they do harm." [3:00]

-- Dr. Marion Nestle on What Doesn't Kill You


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First Aired - 03/14/2011 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Where The Naturalist goes, you - the listener - can follow! Tune in to another informative episode of The Naturalist as Bernie Wides & Carol A. Butler recap Bernie's trip to Belize and explore interesting topics such as dolphin identification and whale biology. Learn more about how dolphins communicate with each other and how we are able to identify them by their dorsal fin. This episode was sponsored by Cain Five. For more information visit www.CainFive.com

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First Aired - 01/23/2012 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on The Naturalist, Bernie continues last weeks discussion on evolution and species formation with friend of the show Saul Scheinbach. Learn about new species being formed, including the Cackling goose and a new American cockroach right here in NYC. Find out about how species can now be identified by bar-codes and how migration patterns can change over time. It all starts and ends with Darwin, and Bernie & Saul explain why his "theory" of evolution is less of a theory and more of a big idea. This episode was sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards.

"There is a new species of American cockroach forming right here in New York City!"

"Migration is based on genetics but changes very easily."

"I like to call it Darwin's "big idea" instead of a theory."

Saul Scheinbach on The Naturalist


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