Kimbercote conversations

The rabble podcast network offers an alternative take on politics, entertainment, society, stories, community and life in general. All opinions belong to the podcaster; however, podcasters are expected to adhere to our guidelines. We welcome new podcasters -- contact us for details.

Please chip in to support more articles like this. Support rabble.ca today for as little as $1 per month!

As part of the Healthy Mind Body Planet Tour, participants at Kimbercote Farms' Earth Day 2006 events discuss modern and alternative medicine therapies, their experiences with them and the politics involved.

One inspired comment in this episode - "the whole idea of simplicity is an anti-depressant to me"

Follow along in the show notes below, link  to our other audio and video podcasts and visit the tour homepage.

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. Additional support provided by International Funk, Avatar Productions and Angela Bischoff of Greenspiration!.

(0:00 - 0:32) intros

(0:33 - 1:25) brains aren't completely developed until your mid 20's... the drugs were never tested on them (children)

(1:26 - 2:37) they're not ultra individualistic as we are and I think a lot of that is what leads to our depression

(2:38 - 4:01) I just started going through menopause... I decided early on I was not going to use hormone replacement therapy although it was the first thing my doctor suggested to me

(4:02 - 5:45) whether you're talking about natural remedies or artificial drugs, they both have to be tested equally

(5:46 - 7:01) I don't feel comfortable with any of the drugs on the market

(7:02 - 9:44) even the early pharmacopoeias were mostly herbs

(9:45 - 10:02) there's a twenty thousand dollar per doctor marketing budget for pharmaceuticals

(10:03 - 11:33) how do I help you talk to my doctor?

(11:34 - 14:28) we're at this pinnacle point where the health care sysytem is going to turn a leaf

(14:29 - 15:50) doctor's have to treat you the way OHIP says that you can be treated

(15:51 - 17:37) get your flu shot every year... i prefer to get the fly the old fashioned way

(17:38 - 18:45) a lot of vaccines carried mercury (thimerisol)... it was in contact lens solution as well

(18:46 - 19:48) the whole idea of simplicity is an anti-depressant to me

(19:49 - 20:40) it's very important you talk to everyone you meet about these things

(20:41 - 21:36) one of my more recent interests is food of the gods - the cacao bean

(21:37 - 25:15) if it wasn't for my meds... I have such a quality of life now... enabled me to be a real person again

(25:16 - 26:00) extro

 

listen to our other audio podcasts from the Healthy Mind Body Planet Tour:

Toronto talk therapy

Kingston conversations

Alan Cassels, co-author of 'Selling Sickness'

Critical Dialogue with Ghislaine Lanctôt

Montreal: Hometown Conversation
Raeanne's story, Saskatoon

Critical Dialogue with Dr. Dean Fergusson

Halifax Points of View

Friends of Tooker, Halifax
Critical Dialogue with Dr. Michele Brill-Edwards
Fredericton 2: up close in the Underground
Fredericton: Stories from the Underground
Critical Dialogue with Dr. David Zitner
WARNING: There may be drugs in your food.
Elsipogtog 2
Elsipogtog Speaks Out
Launching the Healthy Mind Body Planet Tour

 Video Podcasts:

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)

Train from Jasper: 99.9% Pure eye-candy. The HMBP Tour travels through the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains. HMBP Series / Episode 9

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.

Air Solution (remix)

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.

'Halifax Abridged'

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.

'ALL ABOARD! the HMBP Tour departs here'

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.

Trailer - Healthy Mind Body Planet

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?

Support the HMBP tour documentary 'Off The Rails'.

Send us $25 towards the doc and we'll send you the Limited Edition HMBP Presentation DVD, jam packed with information and complete with live presentations and videos that toured Canada coast to coast in the spring of 2006.

other Extras on the Limited Edition DVD include:

- Depression Expression tabloid (20 page colour pdf document)
- Treatment for documentary ‘Off The Rails’ (text summary)
- 12 Audio files including interviews with Dr. Michele
Brill-Edwards, Dean Fergussen, Dr. David Zitner, gripping testimonials, and two songs – Le Monde a
Bicyclette and Now is Well.
- 6 Videos including interviews with Dr. Abram Hoffer, Percy
Schmeiser, breathtaking scenery, and three HMBP tour shorts.
(Note: many of the extras on the DVD are also available here. see links above)

cheque or money order payable to:

Greenspiration (HMBP)
92 Manor Drive
Edmonton, AB. Canada
T8A 2J1

Thank you for reading this story…

More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all, while striving to make it sustainable as well. Media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our main supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help. You are what keep us sustainable.

rabble.ca has staked its existence on you. We live or die on community support -- your support! We get hundreds of thousands of visitors and we believe in them. We believe in you. We believe people will put in what they can for the greater good. We call that sustainable.

So what is the easy answer for us? Depend on a community of visitors who care passionately about media that amplifies the voices of people struggling for change and justice. It really is that simple. When the people who visit rabble care enough to contribute a bit then it works for everyone.

And so we’re asking you if you could make a donation, right now, to help us carry forward on our mission. Make a donation today.

Comments

We welcome your comments! rabble.ca embraces a pro-human rights, pro-feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, anti-imperialist and pro-labour stance, and encourages discussions which develop progressive thought. Our full comment policy can be found here. Learn more about Disqus on rabble.ca and your privacy here. Please keep in mind:

Do

  • Tell the truth and avoid rumours.
  • Add context and background.
  • Report typos and logical fallacies.
  • Be respectful.
  • Respect copyright - link to articles.
  • Stay focused. Bring in-depth commentary to our discussion forum, babble.

Don't

  • Use oppressive/offensive language.
  • Libel or defame.
  • Bully or troll.
  • Post spam.
  • Engage trolls. Flag suspect activity instead.