Learn how it is possible to improve and maintain health by working with the design of the human body. Our goal is to empower individuals to take control of their personal health care and to provide sound information about the body’s ability to deal with disease, development and aging. We especially stress the dangers of treating symptoms with medications rather than addressing the underlying cause of those symptoms. Achieving optimum health is a matter of choice, not a matter of chance.
Dr. Mark William Cochran, who recovered from crippling arthritis to become a triathlete explains why the key to healing and wellness is the physician each of us has inside our own body.
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Building Health by Design with Dale Peterson M.D.
Dr. Peterson is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, College of Medicine. He completed a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Oklahoma. He also earned a Masters Degree in Biblical Studies from Pacific College of Graduate Studies.
Dr. Peterson practiced briefly in northern Wisconsin prior to serving as the assistant director of the Eau Claire family medicine residency program. In 1978 he moved to Edmond, Oklahoma where he had a full-time family practice for over 20 years. He is a past Chief of Staff of the Edmond Hospital and a past president of the Oklahoma Academy of Family Physicians. He was active in teaching for many years as a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine through the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Peterson left his full-time family practice on March 1, 1999 to be able to consult with individuals who are seeking ways to restore and maintain their health through improved nutrition and other lifestyle changes. He founded the Wellness Clubs of America to give people access to credible information on supporting and maintaining their health. He created the Center to Expose Iatrogenic Medicine to alert physicians and patients alike of the dangers of medications and common medical procedures.
Dr. Peterson has an intense interest in the design of the human body and how, given proper nutrition and support, the body is able to halt the progression of disease and restore health. His monthly wellness letter, Health By Design, and his website, www.drdalepeterson.com, provide helpful information to individuals interested in preventing and conquering health challenges.
Dr. Peterson speaks regularly on subjects related to health and nutrition. Since 2001 he has addressed questions from across the nation on the Wellness Clubs of America weekly teleconference. He has made numerous television appearances on the Trinity Broadcasting Network and he is currently a regular guest on radio programs across the country.
- Building Health by Design – TURNING HEALTH CARE INSIDE OUT Dr. Mark William Cochran, who recovered from crippling arthritis to become a triathlete explains why the key to healing and wellness is the physician each of us has inside our own body.
- Building Health by Design – DEALING WITH AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE Guest Wenndi Freer joins Dr. Dale Peterson to discuss the challenges of diagnosing and managing an autoimmune disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.
- Building Health by Design – THE DANGERS OF LOWERING CHOLESTEROL Dr. Dale Peterson discusses why lowering cholesterol may decrease longevity and harm overall health.
- Building Health by Design – FOOD AND MOOD Trudy Scott explains how she brought her panic attacks under control by paying attention to how food affects mood. Learn her secrets for controlling generalized anxiety and panic disorder.
- Building Health by Design – REVERSING HEART DISEASE Dr. Peterson responds to questions he received about the show, REVERSING HEART FAILURE, and details the strategies he used to restore his heart health.
- Building Health by Design – FIBROWHYALGIA Dr. Peterson and guest Sue Ingebretson explain why obtaining a diagnosis is not enough when facing a chronic challenge like Fibromyalgia. Tips are given for addressing the actual cause of one’s symptoms.
- Building Health by Design – SURVIVING THE HEAT As the summer heat wave’s death toll continues to mount, Dr. Dale Peterson discusses how to avoid and how to survive heat-related illnesses.
- Building Health by Design – ONE POT MEALS When Elizabeth Yarnell learned she had Multiple Sclerosis she invented a new way of cooking, became a successful speaker and a best-selling author. Dr. Peterson also reviews an intriguing product, 3B Bags.
- Building Health by Design – SURVIVING AND THRIVING Charlie Wachtel, who was given a diagnosis of “End-stage renal disease” and Dr. Peterson discuss strategies for overcoming potentially fatal conditions.
- Building Health by Design – RESTORING HEALTH “ONE BITE AT A TIME” Nurse and Therapeutic Lifestyle Educator Taiha Wagner joins Dr. Peterson to how focusing on wellness rather sickness brought vitality to her and her children.
- Building Health by Design – REVERSING HEART FAILURE Dr. Camille Teale joins Dr. Peterson to discuss his episode of congestive heart failure and how he was able to successfully restore his heart function.
- Building Health by Design – REVERSING ENVIRONMENTAL SENSITIVITIES Guest June Cristino relates her experience with severe environmental sensitivities and Dr. Peterson explains the process that was used to reverse them.
- Building Health by Design – ARE CELL PHONES REALLY SAFE? Dr. Peterson explains why a study used to claim that there is no link between cell phones and Cancer was seriously flawed.
- Building Health by Design – OVERCOMING VISUAL CHALLENGES Dr. Peterson talks with singer/songwriter Donna Hill about the challenges she faced after being born legally blind, how she overcame her disability, and how others can succeed in life.
- Building Health by Design – DO CELL PHONES CAUSE CANCER? Dr. Peterson looks at the evidence that cell phones and other sources of non-ionizing radiation do indeed increase the risk of cancer and explains what he is doing to protect himself.
- Building Health by Design – MOVE YOUR ASSETS Fitness expert and personal trainer Bethanne Weiss joins Dr. Peterson to discuss how to get fit and stay fit while facing health challenges.
- Building Health by Design – THE NAKED TRUTH ABOUT BREAST IMPLANTS Holistic plastic surgeon Dr. Susan Kolb joins Dr. Peterson to discuss complications of breast implant surgery.
- Building Health by Design – ACID BLOCKERS – USE AT YOUR OWN RISK Dr. Peterson discusses the risks of acid-blocking drugs including an increased number of bone fractures.
- Building Health by Design – CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATIONS – A BALANCED APPROACH Naturopathic pediatrician Dr. Camille Teale joins Dr. Peterson to discuss how parents can provide the benefits of immunizations to their children while minimizing the risks.
- Building Health by Design – RISKS OF CHILDHOOD VACCINATIONS Naturopathic pediatrician Dr. Camille Teale joins Dr. Peterson to discuss risks of childhood vaccines and to present a strategy to minimize those risks.
- Building Health by Design – STEPPING IT UP Stephanie Mansour explains how she overcame generalized anxiety and lifelong back pain to become Chicago’s premier personal trainer.
- Building Health by Design – STAYING IN THE ZONE Dr. Barry Sears, author of The Zone Diet, explains why what we eat determines the level of hormones and the amount of inflammation in the body, leading to disease or promoting health.
- Building Health by Design – MORE HEALTH; LESS CARE You deserve more health, not more “health care.” Dr. Peter Weiss, founder of the More Health, Less Care Alliance joins Dr. Peterson to discuss why greater access to medical care may not lead to better health.
- Building Health by Design – MANAGING DIABETES: Diabetes Educator Harvey Baber joins Dr. Peterson to discuss how diabetes can extend their lives and reduce the likelihood of developing serious complications of their disease.
- Building Health by Design – SIDS A Preventable Tragedy: Does a logical explanation for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (crib death) exist? Is it possible to prevent these needless deaths simply and inexpensively. Dr. Peterson tells the story of the discovery of the cause of SIDS and its rejection by major organizations.
- Building Health by Design – A PHOENIX RISING Author, actress, and songstress Deborah Chenault Green reveals how she overcame incredible emotional, financial, and physical challenges to become a person who is no longer simply surviving, but thriving.
- Building Health by Design – RAISING DISEASE-FREE KIDS Childhood doesn’t need to consist of a series of colds, ear infections, and other maladies. Naturopathic Pediatrician Camille Teale, N.M.D. discusses her approach to childhood health care and gives tips on raising disease-resistant children.
- Building Health by Design – REVERSING OSTEOPOROSIS What do you do when you discover you have disabling bone loss at age 30? Mira Calton changed her lifestyle and reversed her advanced osteoporosis in 2 years, without using drugs that would have compromised her ability to have children.
- Building Health by Design – CONQUERING CROHN’S DISEASE Dede Cummings discusses how she has learned control Crohn’s disease and live a normal life dispite the challenge. Joining her is Dr. Jessica Black, N.D.
- Building Health by Design – WHOLE HEALTH LIVING Dr. Tom Potisk discusses his down-to-earth approach to health challenges.
- Building Health by Design – SURVIVING BREAST CANCER Crystal Brown-Tatum tells her courageous story of overcoming life-threatening breast cancer at the age of 35. It will inspire men and women alike.
- Building Health by Design – LITTLE PATIENT, BIG DOCTOR When Haleh Rabizadeh Resnik was told her son would just have to live with severe allergies she took matters into her own hands and found meaningful answers. Her inspirational story provides a model for improved physician-patient relationships.
- Building Health by Design – WHAT IS AYURVEDA? Dr. Peterson discusses ayurveda, the oldest system of medicine in the world with Clinical Herbalist Omar Cruz, Director of Education for Himalaya USA.
- Building Health by Design – THYROID CHALLENGES Dr. Peterson discusses the challenges of having an underactive thyroid with Connie Hoover, who personally experienced them. Answers to the question “If my blood tests are normal, why do I feel so bad?”
- Building Health by Design – GENETIC SCREENING Dr. Peterson and Dr. Camille Teale discuss the question, “Is genetic screening right for you?” In the news: Another B-vitamin study and the benefit of eating well as you age.
- Building Health by Design – BEYOND THE HEADLINES Dr. Peterson and Dr. Camille Teale look beyond the headlines to answer questions such as “Does eating red meat lead to strokes?”, “Is glucosamine ineffective in easing arthritis pain?”, and “Are B vitamins dangerous for people with heart disease?”
- Building Health by Design – DEALING WITH “WINTER SKIN” Dr. Peterson discusses eczema with Elaine Balkan, who did not give up when told that nothing could be done to reverse the condition. She shares how she was able to overcome the challenge and restore skin health.
- Building Health by Design – RESOLUTIONS WITH RESOLVE Dr. Peterson and Dr. Camille Teale discuss health-based resolutions for the new year, including “action steps” that significantly increase your chances of success.
- Building Health by Design – GET HEALTHY; STAY YOUNG Dr. Peterson visits with Loraine Holden, author of “Don’t Get Thin, Get Healthy” about the importance of diet and activity in staying young throughout life. In the news: Drive to Survive and risk of pneumonia from acid-blocking drugs.
- Building Health by Design – PROSTATE CANCER: HOPE FOR THE FUTURE Dr. Peterson discusses prostate cancer with special guest Rabbi Ed Weinsberg, a gerontologist and health counselor who discovered he himself had the disease in 2007. A “must listen” for men and women who care about them.
- Building Health by Design – PREVENTING AND CORRECTING FOOT CHALLENGES Dr. Peterson discusses management of plantar faschiits and interviews Steve Llorens and Paul Mazzanobile, cofounders of Strutz, about their Sole-Angel product. Mammograms & mastectomy risk and Achilles tendonitis are “In the News”
- Building Health by Design – DIETARY MYTHS? Dr. Peterson and Dr. Camille Teale react to a list of supposed dietary myths. In the news: Over-treatment of high blood pressure and aspirin stroke risk.
- Building Health by Design – SEASONAL DEPRESSION Dr. Peterson and Dr. Camille Teale discuss depression and how to prevent or manage it. In the news: propoxyphene withdrawal.
- Building Health by Design – ABOLISHING THE COMMON COLD Dr. Peterson and Dr. Camille Teale explain how to prevent colds and stop one within 24 – 48 hours it it appears. Dr. Peterson shares the simple protocol that virtually eliminated colds from his medical practice.
- Building Health by Design – FOODBORNE ILLNESS: A RISING THREAT Dr. Peterson and Dr. Camille Teale discuss the increasing incidence of food poisoning, provide tips on how to decrease the chances of experiencing it, and how to deal with at attack should one occur.
- Building Health by Design – DO HOME BIRTHS PLACE INFANTS AT RISK? The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) has stated, “Choosing to deliver a baby at home, however, is to place the process of giving birth over the goal of having a healthy baby.” A recent article reported a threefold increased mortality rate for infants born at home. Dr. Peterson discusses home births with ...
- Building Health by Design – VIEWS ON THE NEWS Dr. Peterson and Dr. Camille Teale discuss the importance of breathing clean air and comment other health articles of the week including osteoporosis drugs causing atypical hip fractures, calcium supplements causing heart attacks, and the role of multivitamins in preventing blindness in diabetics.
- Building Health by Design – ARE CELL PHONES DANGEROUS? Dr. Peterson discusses the question, “Does regular cell phone use increase the risk of developing brain tumors?” He points out the many flaws a recent study that failed to find a link between cell phone use and brain tumors and explains how to best decrease the risks associated with cell phone use.
- Building Health by Design – THE REAL CAUSE OF HEART ATTACKS Despite decades of aggressively lowering cholesterol levels, between 1 and 1.5 million heart attacks occur in the U.S. each year, leading to approximately 500,000 deaths. Dr. Peterson discusses the factors that lead to blocked arteries with heart attack survivor Floyd Zimms.
- Building Health by Design – TRUE DISEASE PREVENTION The Health Reform Act of 2010 touted increased availability of preventive services as one of its major benefits. Unfortunately the legislation had little to do with health and did not address true disease prevention. Breast cancer is used as an example of a disease that can be dramatically impacted by preventive strategies. Guest: ...
- Building Health by Design – HEALTH CARE MYTHS Invalid assumptions about health care can dramatically increase your risk of developing disease or dying prematurely. Two of the most common health care myths are “Disease just happens” and “Non-pharmacologic, non-surgical approaches to health care are unproven and possibly dangerous”. Guest: Camille Teale, N.M.D.