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March 22nd Gentlemen, Are You “On Your Game?”

If you are a guy and you want to stay active at work, in sports or as a weekend warrior around the home, you need to tune in for today’s show. Richard Passwater joins us with news about a product specially designed to support men’s joint comfort, flexibility, range of motion and cartilage condition. You won’t want to start your summer fitness program without checking into this first!

March 13th The Kidney-Joint Connection

The kidneys normally remove uric acid from the body, but if your levels become unhealthy, problems can arise. Painful inflammation can attack one or more joints as a result, and it can be incapacitating. What exactly happens when uric acid builds up in the bloodstream? How can the kidneys be naturally supported to prevent painful joints or kidney stones? Our guest educator, Jane Smalley, has answers.

March 6th Ask the Herb Doc! Listener Call-In Program

Dave sets one show aside every month to talk about important issues and answer questions about natural health. If you need advice from the Herb Doc, have a comment, or just want to discuss a health topic you have on your mind, you can email your inquiry to customerservice@motherearthworks.com, or send it to Dave on the Highway to Health Facebook page. We welcome your calls during the show as well at 304-428-7267.

March 1st Fire Cider: New Englanders Swear by It

Have you heard of Fire Cider? It’s a traditional folk remedy made of vinegar, herbs and spices that is making a big come-back in the natural health community. New Englanders use it tonic to boost digestion and immunity to stay hardy and healthy. Today we’ll speak with Amy Huebner, co-ower of Shire City Herbals, makers of Fire Cider. If you’re suffering from cabin fever, this may be just the thing you need!

February 22nd Live from Mother Earth Foods: Our Birthday Broadcast

Today’s show comes to you live from Mother Earth Foods, as Dave and his co-host, Chuck Martin celebrate our store’s upcoming birthday and annual sale event. Recognized as West Virginia’s oldest independent natural food and supplement store, Mother Earth Foods has provided the Mid-Ohio Valley with healthful organic foods, vitamins, and herbs since 1975. Stop by, say Hi, and join the fun.

February 22nd- Live from Mother Earth Foods: Our Birthday Broadcast

What do you get when an enthusiastic natural gourmet food store owner is also a talented cook? If it’s Debra Stark, you end up with “Eat Well, Be Happy,” a great cooking show aimed at bringing back the pleasures of the table with fresh, seasonal, colorful, organic ingredients. Recipes are simple, but the results make folks swoon with delight. You’ll find Debra’s show on the new Mother Earth Foods website – and today we’ll hear her personal story.

February 8th- Beauty from the Inside Out – ENCORE SHOW from 8/24/16

Celebrities are buzzing about the latest beauty trend – nutriceuticals. But you don’t have to be a celebrity to enjoy the results of beauty building nutrients! Our guest, Richard Passwater, works with a Belgian dietary supplement manufacturer that has researched the effects of collagen on hair, skin, joints and nails. Tune in for some anti-aging advice that’s easy to follow and good for you too!

February 1st – Ask the Herb Doc! Listener Call-In Program

Dave sets one show aside every month to talk about important issues and answer questions about natural health. If you need advice from the Herb Doc, have a comment, or just want to discuss a health topic you have on your mind, you can email your inquiry to customerservice@motherearthworks.com, or send it to Dave on the Highway to Health Facebook page. We welcome your calls during the show as well at 304-428-7267.

January 25th – Pathways Life Enrichment Program

Parents and family members often feel unequipped to help loved ones who struggle with behavioral issues, especially when it spirals into anger, alcohol and substance abuse, and violent or criminal conduct. Where can the average person turn for help in our community? Dave talks with Kim Fortney, MA, a certified facilitator with the National Curriculum Training Institute (NCTI), about a program for real change and second chances.

January 18th – Navigating Loss, Finding Joy

Eventually, we all face a stressful life event such as the death of a loved one, a divorce or a humiliating job loss. How we experience and process such traumatic losses can determine our quality of life in the days that follow. Our guest, Ginny McKinney, is a life coach and writer who suffered a sudden loss, and made some brave and incredible changes during her healing journey. We hope her story inspires you.

January 11th – Out with the Old – Gentle All-System Cleansing

Ready to improve your health in 2017? Why not start with a gentle all-system cleanse? The Ojibawa people had an herbal formula for this purpose, which has been perfected through years of clinical studies. We’ll talk with registered Holistic Nutritionist and educator, Lisa Kilgour, about the use of this traditional cleansing tea, and exactly how it works to eliminate toxins, increase energy and improve immune function.

January 4th – Ask the Herb Doc! Call In with your Questions

Dave sets one show aside every month to talk about important issues and answer your questions about natural health. If you need advice from the Herb Doc, you can email your inquiry to customerservice@motherearthworks.com, or send it to Dave on the Highway to Health Facebook page. We welcome your calls during the show as well at 304-428-7267.

December 28th – Twelve Months of Wellness in 2017

It’s so familiar – eating healthy, quitting smoking, losing weight – all common resolutions for the New Year. You can probably add a few of your own! Often we lose momentum after the first quarter and by April it’s all over. Today we suggest a healthy strategy to wellness that may help you set realistic goals and actually meet them. We welcome Blue Moose educator, Michael Hennessey back for our last show of the year.

December 21st – Have You Tried Hemp Medicine?

Hemp as medicine is rapidly gaining in popularity and is becoming widely available. Hemp is a plant-based medicine that addresses a little known system, the Endocannabinoid System, which is directly or indirectly involved with every physiological response in your body! It controls signals between neurons, regulating such things as memory, appetite, pain, mood and immunity. Dr. Jason Mitchell, the co-founder of HempFusion, joins the show.

December 14th – Neural Balance Update

Last year we covered a new product being introduced by an old friend, Gabriel Williams. Neural Balance, was developed to help children and adults who suffer with a host of difficult and adverse behaviors, such as aggression, social anxiety, irregular sleep and repetitive actions. We are happy to report that his product has gained a great following and incredible success since our last program! Today, Gabriel is back with a good-news update.

December 7th – Ask the Herb Doc! Call In with your Questions

Dave sets one show aside every month to talk about important issues and answer your questions about natural health. If you need advice from the Herb Doc, you can email your inquiry to customerservice@motherearthworks.com, or send it to Dave on the Highway to Health Facebook page. We welcome your calls during the show as well at 304-428-7267.

November 30th – Essential Oils & Do-It-Yourself Gifts

Perhaps nothing is more cheerful than a heartfelt gift that you’ve made yourself. Essential oils have recently gained in popularity due to their many uplifting and therapeutic uses. Mineral bath salts, hand lotions, beard oil, cologne, shampoo and air fresheners are just a few of the easy do-it-yourself luxuries you can whip up for friends and family. Dave welcomes Charlynn Avery, educator and Aromatherapist, for this fun and instructive show.

November 23 – Make the Holidays Organic

If you make a serious attempt to live a healthy, organic lifestyle, you already know too well the many temptations that holidays present. While it’s quite alright to allow a little wiggle room for holiday feasting, wouldn’t you like to have a few organic dishes to share? Dave’s guest, Miriam Rubin, is a food writer, newspaper columnist, recipe developer, and cookbook author with tips and recipes for healthy holiday eating. Who knows – you might find a new family favorite.

November 16th – Holistic Self-Care with Herbs

“Health and disease in the body interact in fascinating interconnected patterns, and when we make use of our connection to nature – employing herbs and natural therapies – we can shift those patterns to bring the body into greater balance and vitality. Plants heal. Nature heals.” So writes herbalist, Maria Noel Groves, in the introduction to her new book, Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self Care. Tune in today for Dave’s interview with Maria on Highway to Health.

November 9th – Relief for Holiday (and Election Day) Stress

As if the annual stress of the holidays isn’t enough, this year we must also deal with the emotional aftermath of election day. No matter how you celebrate, or who you voted for, stress does not discriminate. Psychological stress causes physiological stress, negatively affecting the liver, adrenals, kidney, digestion and much more. Dr. Frank King returns to our show with tips on how to decompress and relax. We promise we won’t talk politics.

November 2nd – The Sweeping Trend of Legalized Marijuana

After Americans go to the polls in November, a majority of U.S. states could have legalized marijuana in some form. Medicinal use of marijuana has already been legalized in our neighboring states of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Will it be coming to West Virginia any time soon? Today we welcome Ed Rosenthal, who is recognized worldwide as a leading authority on marijuana. Healthy Dave and Ed will take a look at this crucial social issue and the rising tide of medical and recreational legalization in the United States.

October 26th – Curcumin Update – What’s New

Curcumin, the primary active constituent found in turmeric, is a nutraceutical with a broad range of potential benefits. Our guest today, Terry Lemerond, is the formulator of popular Curamin products. Terry has specialized in bringing European-tested, natural medicines to the American consumer. His company, EuroPharma continues to advance the science of natural health with the release of new formulations. We’ll catch up with Terry and the latest news on what he and his company are doing.

October 19th – The Future of Cannabis-Based Medication

The endocannabinoid system is a network of receptors and enzymes that regulate a broad spectrum of signaling pathways in our bodies. The future of cannabis-based medications is in its infancy but the rate at which they are being developed has greatly accelerated. Today we welcome Dr. Pritesh Kumar, cannabinoid research scientist and CEO of PhytoSciences. Dr. Kumar serves on several Scientific Advisory Boards for pharmaceutical companies focused on developing safe and effective therapeutics from natural sources.

October 12th – An Introduction to Biodynamic Farming

Biodynamics is more than a holistic agricultural system – it’s also a potent movement for new thinking and practices in all aspects of life connected to food and agriculture. First developed in the 1920s based on suggestions of the Austrian writer, Dr. Rudolf Steiner, there are now biodynamic farms on every continent and in a variety of environments. Our guest, David Byrnes, is the founder and owner of Yellow Barn Biodynamic in New York State.

October 5th – Ask the Herb Doc! Call In with your Questions

Dave sets one show aside every month to talk about important issues and answer your questions about natural health. If you need advice from the Herb Doc, you can email your inquiry to customerservice@motherearthworks.com, or send it to Dave on the Highway to Health Facebook page. We welcome your calls during the show as well at 304-428-7267.

September 28th – Top Brain Supplements for a Learning Edge

School is in session and students are looking for supplements that will put them ahead of the learning curve and help them perform at their personal best. Unfortunately, there are so many claims out there; it’s hard to even know where to start! Michael Hennessey from Wildberry Education joins us to give his insights and list his favorites for brain health and wellness. We’ll take a look at the foods, herbs, and vitamins that can boost mental performance.

September 21st – What’s the Fat Buster Program?

We’re always happy when we find someone in our community who helps people make positive changes – and we love having them on the show! If you are ready to make a real commitment to health, fitness and weight loss, we have a program for you! As a life and fitness coach working in coordination with the WVU health & fitness center, our guest today, Linda McClead, has the express purpose to help.

September 14th – Your Body’s BFF – Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid (also known as HA) occurs naturally in your body, plumping and moisturizing your skin and cushioning your joints. Time and time again, HA has been voted one of the top supplements in joint and skin care by leading experts in the natural products industry. HA is such a versatile molecule that it can help many parts of the human body. Our guest today, Darren Landis, has some HA news and science to better your health.

September 7th – The Power to Sleep – ENCORE SHOW from 6/29/16

We’ve talked about it before, but the topic bears repeating. Restful and sustained sleep is so fundamental to health and well-being! There are lots of pharmaceutical solutions out there, and some have recently proven to have scary long term health consequences. Chris Crawford joins the show with good news about new natural formulas that tuck you in and help you sleep through the night and wake up alert and refreshed.

August 31st – Ask the Herb Doc! Call In with your Questions

Dave sets one show aside every month to talk about important issues and answer your questions about natural health. If you need advice from the Herb Doc, you can email your inquiry to customerservice@motherearthworks.com, or send it to Dave on the Highway to Health Facebook page. We welcome your calls during the show as well at 304-428-7267.

August 24th – Beauty from the Inside Out

Celebrities are buzzing about the latest beauty trend – nutriceuticals. But you don’t have to be a celebrity to enjoy the results of beauty building nutrients! Our guest, Richard Passwater, works with a Belgian dietary supplement manufacturer that has researched the effects of collagen on hair, skin, joints and nails. Tune in for some anti-aging advice that’s easy to follow and good for you too!

August 17th – Back to School! Building Your Child’s Immunity

Lots of area kids headed back to school last week. And lots of moms are wondering how to keep their kids healthy and reduce their days absent from school. That’s where” immunobiotics” for kids come into the picture. Dave’s guest is Dr. Don Brown, an expert in this subject, with some great ideas on how to support your child’s immunity and health.

August 10th – Candida Overgrowth & What to Do About It

Feeling like a zombie? You might have an overgrowth of Candida albicans, an invasive fungus that can grow unchecked throughout your body. Doctors who specialize in its treatment agree that the overgrowth of Candida albicans can result in a broad spectrum of uncomfortable symptoms. Dr. Frank King joins our show with tips on how to detect it and defeat it with medicine from nature.

August 3rd – To Your Health – a Look at Local Wine – ENCORE SHOW from 2/24/16

Red wine is one of life’s luxuries that can be temperately indulged in without guilt, since it contains a naturally occurring compound that has a proven range of benefits. You have probably heard about the life-supporting effects of resveratrol: a plant-based anti-oxidant that has been studied in quite some depth. Carmine DeFeo from Toscano in Appalachia Wines joins the Herb Doc to talk about his top wine choices for health, enjoyment, and romance.

July 27th – Sustainable & Wild: Alaskan Fish Oil – ENCORE SHOW from 4/15/15

Many are aware of the health advantages of taking Omega-3 fish oil supplements. Our guest today, Sam Wiley, joins us to talk about the benefits of omega-3’s and his Ohio-based company. Wiley’s Finest produces fish oil sourced from sustainable Alaskan waters. Now you can enjoy the benefits of taking a fine fish oil, and feel good about it too!

July 20th – Follow Your Gut: Probiotic Update – ENCORE SHOW from 7/29/15

Probiotics are “good” gut bacteria that play a significant role in your total wellness. Researchers have only just started to understand their importance in the human body. Advances are taking place at a rapid pace. Dr. Don Brown, ND, probiotics expert, returns to our show with the latest news for these critical immune boosting bugs.

July 13th – Local Food & Indian Creek Farms

The local food movement is alive and well in West Virginia! Our studio guests today are Ritchie County farmers, Jeff and Nadia Meyers of Indian Creek Farms. Hear how they got started and why, what they have to offer, and what it means for your own quality of life. We’ll also talk about Dave’s own Cedar Lane farm, new and on-going projects, and our weekly farm stand.

What Our Customers are Saying

Awesome!

Have been using this store for years. Been there for as long as I can remember. Very useful products that actually work. I have recommended this store to others for many years. I know many who shop here and all have only good things to say. Thanks for being here.

Marie Jones
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They’ve done the research!

I love this store! I can always count on them to have a healthy, safe alternative. It is a huge relief to walk into a store and buy whatever you want without having to worry about if you’re ingesting poison. Also, the employees are always really helpful and knowledgeable about their products.

Brooke Proctor
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Outstanding Staff!

ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL STORE AND CUSTOMER SERVICE. As a new vegan, they were able to show me various foods and things to enjoy. They answered all my questions with a smile and made me feel important. GREAT GREAT PLACE.

Robert Tichnell Jr.
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Great business with great people!

We have done business with Mother Earth Foods almost since its inception. I have seen a lot of changes through the years. All of them working toward offering more products and services for their customers. They research the products they sell and only sell the best. Anytime I have gone in asking for a product for a particular issue, the employees could steer me toward what I needed to address that issue I was having. As far as I am concerned this is the ONLY true health food store in our area. They will always have my continued patronage. Thank you for striving to provide the best for your customers.

Joanne Clem
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