The Abolitionists, War on Soda, Allergies and Dust Mites

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 895

  • Jun 2, 2016 4:00 pm
  • 2:20:44 mins

The Abolitionists (15:42) Timothy Ballard is the Founder and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.). He also serves as O.U.R.'s Jump Team Commander for rescue operations. Ballard began his career at the Central Intelligence Agency where he worked cases dealing with terrorism and Latin America. O.U.R. led by Ballard is working to end human trafficking across the globe. Ballard teamed up with Academy Award-winning Producer Gerald Molen (Schindler's List, Jurassic Park) to produce the movie "The Abolitionists" that follows O.U.R teams as they rescue children from human traffickers. They are joined by director Chet Thomas to discuss the movie. Is the war on Soda Justified? (1:03:31) Dr. Ayala Laufer-Cahana is a physician with focus on pediatrics and medical genetics, an entrepreneur, and a blogger who tries to balance nutrition and health with a moderation, simplicity and practicality. Obesity in the US is a growing health concern. Everywhere you turn, experts weigh in on how to reduce obesity. Whether it’s aerobic exercise, 8 hours of sleep, or dieting, experts are finding ways to fight the health epidemic. This raises the question, is the war on soda justified? Dr. Ayala explains.  Coaching Corner - Breaking Habits (1:26:40) Dr. Matt Townsend shares his thoughs on how to lead by example and work on weaknesses. Matt talks about trying to break the habit of drinking soda and how it can be tough to resist the temptaition. Replace habits with a strength to connect with who you want to be and give you reason to control your habit you are trying to change. Allergies and Dust Mites (1:49:40) Dr. Scott Weber is an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology at Brigham Young University where he teaches courses in Immunology and Molecular Biology. Dr. Jim Johnston is an associate professor in the Department of Health Science at Brigham Young University, where he teaches courses in Environmental and Occupational Health. Have you heard the advertisements that you need new pillows and mattresses because of the millions of dust mites in your old ones? Have you heard the advice that you shouldn’t use swamp coolers because they lead to dust mites in your homes? Today we are going to learn the truth from Dr. Weber and Dr Johnston as they share their recent groundbreaking study.