Take Charge of Your Health with Corinne and Carol

Carol has partnered with Corinne Furnari, nutritional practitioner and physician assistant since 2013. Take Charge of Your Health is a long running radio program at www.WBAI.org in the Pacifica network serving the greater New York City area and also appears at Progressive Radio Network www.prn.fm.

We strive to bring the latest information to our listeners. We pull information from conferences, thought leaders, medical and popular literature and discuss how this information can translate into practical tips.

We believe that knowledge is power and that each of us can and should empower ourselves to make the best decisions for extraordinary health and successful aging. Take advantage of the shows archived here.

Learn along with us!  And Take Charge of Your Health.

Take Charge of Your Health Radio Shows

This book has three essential parts. In the first part, Dr. Cowan discusses how the idea that the heart is a pump cannot possibly describe how circulation occurs. In the second part, he reviews how the heart is the energy centerr of the body and directs the activity of the whole. It is no mistake that we hold things to our hearts. Finally, we discuss that a healthy life begins with healthy food from healthy soil and our water needs to have the natural energy as it usually springs from the earth. An anagram for heart!... Read more
Published on: 9 hours ago
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Cardiologist Stephen Sinatra joins Carol and Corinne to discuss the mind body connection to heart disease. Dr. Sinatra wrote numerous books and was a pioneer in introducing coenzyme Q 10 supplementation for the heart. It's with a heavy heart (a saying that would be noted by Dr. Sinatra) that we learned of Dr. Sinatra's passing. This interview was recorded on Feb 10, 2022 and we are replaying this in his honor.... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
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Copper is both an essential nutrient but can become toxic at higher doses. Do copper bracelets work? Should you put a copper penny in your water? What does copper do in your body and how to make sure that you get the copper you need.... Read more
Published on: 15 days ago
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Nelson Vergel trained as a chemical engineer. He was diagnosed with HIV over 30 years ago. In order to save his life, he came across the use of testosterone to stave off muscle testing. Today he runs a lab www.discountedlabs.com. He is an advocate for hormone compounding. Use www.hormoneaccesscoalition.org to participate. He has a forum at www.excelmale.com and his own page is www.nelsonvergel.com... Read more
Published on: 29 days ago
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We are exposed to many toxins including those in our work and living spaces from mold infestations.  Great Plains Lab has developed testing for some of these.  Carol and Jessica discuss sources of toxicity, how these can be measured and what steps could be taken to relieve the body burden of the toxins.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
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In 1984, naltrexone, an opioid or endorphin blocker  was approved by the FDA for use for treatment of addiction.  In 1985 Dr. Bernard Bahari discovered that small doses had a short term block and the body responded by an abundant release of endorphins, the body's own feel good hormones.  He applied this treatment to autoimmune diseases including multiple sclerosis.  At a very low point in her health, Linda Elsegood discovered this treatment and has reversed most of her severe symptoms.  She determined to bring this therapy to everyone who needs it.  She established the LDN Reach Trust and maintains an active website offering the research, practitioner and pharmacy finders, LDN radio, conferences, webinars and books.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
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We discuss various signs and symptoms of hormone imbalances.  In addition, we share what hormone therapies can do.  Although the focus is often on sex hormones, insulin/glucose, thyroid, pituitary and adrenal hormones play significant roles.   There are lifestyle and diet changes that can be used along with nutrients and herbal remedies.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
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Lacking guidance from the medical community in general, we discuss how people can build and protect their immune system to prevent illness.  Here are steps you can take when illness occurs to rapidly engage your body's healing potential.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
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 Dr, Stephen Hotze is an author (Hypothyroidism, Health & Happiness: The Riddle of Illness Revealed and Hormones, Health and Happiness:  A Natural Medical Formula for Rediscovering Youth with Bioidentical Hormones) and prominent Texas physician.  He speaks out about our basic human right to take charge of our health.  We discuss the means available to us simply and inexpensively to boost our immune systems.  ... Read more
Published on: 2 months ago
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 It is well established that mercury is a potent toxin.  We discuss the use of mercury in dental amalgam with Dr. Hans Jurgen Schwartz, dentist.  Filling a tooth with mercury containing amalgam introduces exposure to the toxic effects of mercury, damages the tooth structure, and is an environmental hazard for dental professionals and public water supplies.  We discuss prevention of cavities, use of fluoride in dentistry, brushing and flossing and the possibility of organ (tooth) transplant.  Finally, we discuss the detoxification procedures to eliminate mercury. ... Read more
Published on: 2 months ago
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Dr. Robert Lustig is a Professor Emeritus from the University of California, San Francisco in Pediatric Endocrinology (www.robertlustig.com).  He observed the terrible toll that the processed food industry has taken on the health of our children and ourselves.  These foods lure us to pleasure instead of happiness, he writes.  He is the author of "Fat Chance" and his latest book "Metabolical: The Lures and Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition and Modern Medicine". Here's a quote from his website:  Sugar is now the most ubiquitous foodstuff worldwide, and has been added to virtually every processed food, limiting consumer choice and the ability to avoid it. Approximately 80 percent of the 6,000,000 consumer packaged foods in the United States have added caloric sweeteners.... Read more
Published on: 3 months ago
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"Death begins in the colon" is attributed as a old Chinese saying.  We discuss the foundations of our wellness, particularly the microbiome of our gut.  Microbiologist Jeff Thurston joins us to discuss the power of using probiotics (various cultures of bacteria) to alter the milieu in our digestive tract.  This is an encore and the introduction contains our thinking at the beginning of the pandemic the world has suffered.... Read more
Published on: 3 months ago
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We have come a long way from only choosing honey, saps and fruits in our diet.  Our grocery stores are filled with alternative sweeteners, high fructose corn, and syrups of all sorts.  We discuss various sweeteners and the consequences to our health.... Read more
Published on: 3 months ago
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There is a disconnect in medicine, Dr. Kaufman, an otolaryngologist, tells Corinne and Carol and the audience. A constant sinus drainage problem which causes constant nighttime coughing is in reality a gastrointestinal problem. It is originating with gastric reflux.  She relates to us how she remedies this in her practice but also zeros in on practical tips for us to apply on our own.  She says since this occurs in gaps in medical specialties, physicians cannot identify and treat the root of the problem.... Read more
Published on: 3 months ago
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 We are well aware of adrenaline as our "fit or flight" hormone, however, we also experience health problems when adrenaline is turned on constantly.  We never measure this hormone, yet it is fundamentally involved in our basic glucose and insulin balance, our most primitive and fundamental hormone system.... Read more
Published on: 3 months ago
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