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June 6 What’s in Your Coffee?

Multiple studies show that coffee is a superfood with nutrients, antioxidants, phytochemicals, and phenols. But how can you ensure you’re getting a cup of java that is nutrient dense and not full of herbicides, pesticides and (heaven forbid) mold? Our guest, Steven Helschien, DC, will give us the good, the bad, and the ugly on coffee. We welcome your calls during the show at 304-428-7267.

May 30 The Healing Benefits of Tea Tree Oil

The amazing tea tree, native to Australia, is the source of tea tree essential oil and valued for its wide range of healing properties: antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, fungicide, insecticide, and more. There are many uses for tea tree oil, and our guest, Suzanne Dean should know. She helped build the original tea tree plantation in Australia more than 40 years ago that launched the tea tree industry. Tune in and get the scoop on this miracle from down under.

May 23 Life Give Bees a Chance! Fighting Colony Collapse Disorder

Since 1945 we have seen an accelerated decline in our pollinators, and now we have lost a full third or more of our bee population. Who or what’s to blame? The finger points to harmful pesticides, loss of habitat and stressors such as climate change – seemingly insurmountable odds. It takes an uncanny mind to find a solution to such a problem, but mushroom guru Paul Stamets may have the answer. We’ll talk with Tom Dadant, who works with Paul’s group and descends from a multigenerational line of beekeeper suppliers.

May 16 Life Changing World Remedies

Every culture has cultivated herbs for food and medicine, and every continent has its unique plant treasures. Drawn from Chinese, Ayurveda and European traditions, the ancient wisdom of plants is still relevant today. The world has gotten smaller, and thanks to the pioneering efforts of a few, many of these life-changing formulas are now broadly available. Dave and his guest, Cheryl Myers, have a look around the globe to name a few world-class contenders for health and vitality.

May 9 Pollen Levels & Allergies on the Rise

Here in the mid-Ohio Valley and across the U.S., warmer temperatures have extended the periods in which plants release pollen. You’ve probably noticed layers of it on your car and outdoor furniture! If you’re an allergy sufferer, you know what misery it can bring. Our guest today, Norman Anderson, has more than 35 years’ experience in public health and knows a thing or two about outdoor air quality. Tune in to learn how pollen counts are (or aren’t) monitored today and the impact of rising levels on public health.

May 2 Ask the Herb Doc! Call In with your Questions

Dave sets aside one show a month to cover critical issues and take listener questions. If you need advice from the Herb Doc 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’ll also hear from fellow Athens, Ohio herbalist, Erika Galentin, with our featured herb of the month. We welcome your calls during the show at 304-428-7267.

April 18 The Healing Power of True Herbs

Herbs have been used for centuries as traditional cures and medicines, as well as adding color and flavor to food and beverage. The healing power of herbs can be overlooked and underestimated, especially in a culture where pharmacology is king. We don’t doubt the nourishing qualities of fruits, nuts or vegetables in our diet. Now it’s time to have a look at the nutritional and medicinal properties of herbs. Master Herbalist Dean Morris joins the show.

April 11 Superfood Spotlight: Organic Beets

The vibrant beetroot packs an antioxidant punch due to its high concentration of betalains which surpasses most other vegetables. Studies suggest that betalains may help fight off cancer and other degenerative diseases. Beets are high in Vitamins A, B, C, potassium, fiber, and folate. They also contain pharmacologically significant levels of nitrates, great for high energy and blood flow. Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) Lisa Kilgour joins our show today with Healthy Dave.

April 4 Ask the Herb Doc! Call In with your Questions

Dave sets aside one show a month to cover critical issues and take listener questions. If you need advice from the Herb Doc 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’ll also hear from fellow Athens, Ohio herbalist, Erika Galentin, with our featured herb of the month. We welcome your calls during the show at 304-428-7267.

March 28 The Voice of the Herbal Industry

The use of herbs and herbal products has become broadly accepted in our contemporary culture. Nearly half of all Americans now use herbs, a statistic that is particularly remarkable when we realize that today’s herbal products “industry” is just over a quarter-century old. The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the national trade association and voice of the herbal products industry. We’ll talk with Haley Chitty, Director of Communications for the AHPA, about their mission and featured projects.

MONDAY, March 5 Ask the Herb Doc! Call In with your Questions

Dave sets aside one show a month to cover critical issues and take listener questions. If you need advice from the Herb Doc 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 at 304-428-7267.

February 28 Power Greens – Let Food Be Your Medicine

Do you eat the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables daily? In case you didn’t know, that would be 9 servings. Right. Don’t feel bad – many of us don’t – and we aren’t getting the nutrition we need from the depleted foods we eat. Lots of smart people are turning to green formulas to get their daily dose of superfood antioxidant protection. There are a lot of powders out there, so how to choose? Dave chats with product educator Phil Bohana about a patented formula that does it all.

February 21 Infrared & Hydrogen Therapy

Water and light are essential to your health! Today’s show explores infrared light and hydrogen enhanced water as therapies. While infrared light is used in medical offices to speed healing to injuries, it has largely been out of reach for use at home. And likewise, while water filtration is common, the targeted enhancement of hydrogen can turn your drinking water into an antioxidant that crosses the blood-brain barrier. Our guest, Dr. Kelly Raber, D. Sc., holds a doctorate in science.

February 14  What is the Low-FODMAP Diet?

If you or someone you know commonly experiences distressing digestive symptoms, or you have been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), your doctor may have already suggested that you try the low-FODMAP diet. It’s a scientifically proven method to identify your food triggers and help you find some relief. Dave talks with Colleen Francioli, CNC, author of The Everything Low-FODMAP Diet Cookbook, and founder of the website, FODMAPLife.com.

February 7 Ask the Herb Doc! Call In with your Questions

This week, Dave will call in from Atlanta, where he is attending an industry event. We’ll also hear from fellow Athens, Ohio herbalist, Erika Galentin, with our featured herb of the month. If you need advice from the Herb Doc 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 at 304-428-7267.

January 31 Alternative Agriculture

We’ve talked a little bit about biodynamic agriculture on our program in the past, but today we’ll take a broader look at the origins of this practice, drawn from the ideas of the German philosopher, Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). Dave chats with Laura Scappaticci, Director of Programs for the Anthroposophical Society in America – about their many programs, which include Waldorf Schools and biodynamic farming.

January 24 Turn Your Health Around in 2018

Not sure where to start on your fitness program? Finding the right diet plan and sticking with an exercise routine that matches your fitness level is key to getting off on the right foot. Our guest today, Amy Boles, is a physical therapist and instructor with the “Complete Health Improvement Program.” Get the tips you need to achieve your fitness resolutions in the coming year.

January 17 Weight Loss Barriers & Solutions

Our guest today is the naturopathic doctor, Kate Rhéaume-Bleue, from Toronto, Canada. Dr. Kate will explain the two key barriers to weight loss and how an innovative fiber supplement can help. We’ll discuss the research studies, and she’ll give us some effective advice for weight loss and lifestyle balance. In the second half, we’ll look at Vitamin K2, an overlooked nutrient, and the topic of Dr. Kate’s book, “Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox: How a Little-Known Vitamin Could Save Your Life.”

January 10 Why the Future Looks Bright

We thought it would be fun to look at the year ahead through the eyes of a fellow nutritionist, Peter Brodhead, owner of the Brighter Day health food store in Savannah, Georgia. Dave and Peter inspect evolving supplement trends, discuss online competition and essentially what makes mom and pop retail successful. You the customer have a lot of influence when it comes to what we carry and do in our stores, so feel free to call us with your suggestions at 304-428-7267.

December 27 Build Your Immunity with Mushrooms

Each mushroom species has a unique genetic identity and molecular architecture. After thousands of years of experimentation by our ancestors, we now know which are some of the most beneficial of the tens of thousands of mushrooms in existence. Science has isolated seven constituents in mushrooms that help to enhance our immune systems. Dave talks with his friend, Tom Dadant, national science educator and herbal storyteller for Host Defense, about mushroom medicine.

December 20 How Can Plants Empower People?

When it comes to health and wellbeing, many folks feel disempowered. At Sovereignty Herbs in Athens, Ohio, their motto is “Empowering people with Plants.” By learning how to incorporate herbs, nutrients, foods and lifestyle practices into your daily routine, it may be possible to take back control of your own health and wellness. Erika Galentin, a local herbalist and medicine gardener, joins Dave in our studio to discuss her business and her clinical and herbal rationale.

November 22 Nutritional News: Milk Substitutes

Lots of folks suffer from dairy allergies, and some are just looking for a healthy vegan alternative. You’ve browsed the dairy case and seen the selection – but there’s a new kid on the block. MALK Organics has eliminated carrageenan and makes every product with 6 or less recognizable ingredients. We’ll soon have it here at Mother Earth, and we thought we’d chat with Joel Canada, company co-owner, to get the inside story.

November 15 Hemp Medicine & Nanotechnology

We’re doing our best to keep you up to date on the latest research and innovations in hemp medicine, or cannabidiol. Many people are turning to hemp medicine for pain relief to avoid harmful opioid drugs. It also protects the mind and promotes focus, mood, and overall wellness. We’ll hear from Julie Wilson, president of Be Tru Organics, makers of a ground-breaking advance in hemp meds.

November 8 Ask a Nurse: Natural Help for Diabetes

A 2015 study found that 1 in 7 West Virginia adults have diabetes, ranking WV as the second highest state nationally with the disease. If you are a diabetic or have pre-diabetic conditions, controlling your blood sugar is essential to your health. Author, integrative nurse and health educator, Cheryl Myers is our guest for this program on natural blood sugar control.

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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