Anne Rochon Ford, the co-ordinator of Women and Health Protection speaks about pharmaceuticals and their impact on womens health, children and the environment.
This interview was recorded by Angela Bischoff of Greenspiration! in April, 2006 during the Healthy Mind Body Planet tour. Follow below in the show notes, and find the links to the nearly threee dozen other audio and video podcasts from the 2006 Healthy Mind Body Planet Tour.
This episode was produced in Craik, Saskatchewan with technical support from the Craik branch of the Palliser Regional Library, by Kelly Reinhardt of boilingfrog.ca (using mostly solar generated electricity). Additional support provided by International Funk, Avatar Productions and Angela Bischoff of Greenspiration!.
(0:00 - 0:57) intros
(0:58 - 1:02) Q. (Angela Bischoff) What are the kinds of things your organization works on?
(1:03 - 1:58) ...seeing what the impact is of policies around drugs at the federal level with a particular angle of what is the impact on womens health.
(1:59 - 2:02) Q. are they (psychiatric drugs) more likely to be given to women?
(2:03 - 2:39) women have always been historically more likely to get psychiatric drugs.
(2:40 - 2:46) Q. Can you touch on the issue of drugs in water and how it impacts everybody?
(2:47 - 4:36) ... pharmaceuticals and (ingredients from) personal care products find their way into the environment... then find their way back into our bodies...
(4:37 - 4:42) Q. What is happening with amphibians (with regard to changes in the environment)?
(4:43 - 5:16) ... there's been a feminization of the sexual organs with certain males in the amphibian world.
(5:17 - 5:34) Q. ... what is it that individuals can do to shift the trajectory?
(5:35 - 7:50) One of the bigger things we can do is consume less drugs... (and) part of how we can deal with this is to speak out.
(7:51 - 7:54) Q. How do we address the issue of reducing our drug intake?
(7:55 - 10:16) ... one of the things that's turning some people around is hearing the stories of the bad side of that (pharmaceuticals).
(10:17 - 12:58) ... the most important work we can do to make people less reliant on drugs is to work with kids... teaching them other ways to deal with stress.
(12:59 - 13:57) ... the number of children being given drugs for manic depression, anxiety disorders is really frightening.
(13:58 - 14:37) extro
listen to our other audio podcasts from the Healthy Mind Body Planet Tour:
Dr. Abram Hoffer interview
From his office at the Orthomolecular Vitamin Information Centre Dr Hoffer explains how ortholecular medicine began, it's successes and the opposition to it from the medical establishment.
On the Farm with Percy Schmeiser
Percy highlights potential dangers of eating GMO's (genetically modified organisms)
Communal Health: Can we de-toxify our society?
HMBP Series / Episode 8
Corporate Control: Why modern medicine is killing us?
HMBP Series / Episode 7: During the Healthy Mind, Body, Planet multi-media tour, boilingfrog presented two video Modules, “Corporate Control” and “Communal Health”. These modules used excerpts from a variety of audio, visual and printed mediums. Many of these excerpts represent fabulous pieces of work that should be experienced in their entirety and are listed below. Other excerpts that are not identified below have been taken from tv news and corporate messages. These divergent media sources have been woven together to reflect our awakenings. Albeit overwhelming at times, we’ve tried to be fast-passed and entertaining, to expose the dilemma of the conscious mind, close your eyes and stay happy or dig deep, take action and avoid burnout.
Alternative Exposures: Montreal, Killaloe, Ottawa
HMBP Series / Episode 6: While on the HMBP Tour, Angela, Kelly and Bridget make their way to Montreal, Ottawa, and Killaloe where professionals and citizens speak out about health issues. See how whistle blower Dr. Michele Brill-Edwards fights for better health care. Hear the story of healer Gastone Naessens and how citizens are teaching themselves to be healthy.
Playing with Democracy (remix)
HMBP Series / Episode 5: A short remix of the hit video, 'Playing with Democracy' from the 2000 Toronto Mayoral campaign. See why Tooker Gomberg was the best candidate, and learn about some issues that affect everyone, everywhere.
HMBP Series / Episode 4: A short remix of the 1991 video that Tooker Gomberg produced to highlight the growing concern about environmental degradation, and his favourite solution - the bicycle.
HMBP Series / Episode 3: In Halifax, the Healthy Mind Body Planet Tour spends time on the bridge where Tooker breathed his last, and visit with the Justice Ministers staff and the Chief Medical Examiner calling for an inquiry into his death.
HMBP Series / Episode 2: On April 1, 2006 the Healthy Mind Body Planet Tour begins at Union (yoga) Station in Toronto, Canada. By train and car we aim for Halifax, Nova Scotia.
HMBP Series / Episode 1: Introducing boilingfrog’s presentation on the Healthy Mind Body Planet Tour, April 3 - June 20, 2006. What have drug companies accomplished? Why are alternatives inaccessible?
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