Learn More About Dr. B's Weekly Radio Show Pets, People, & Paradise
 “Pets, People, & Paradise” is an ongoing radio broadcast from Dr. Basko. It airs live every Saturday morning on the Hawaii-based radio station KKCR. You can also listen online via KKCR.org by tuning in at 9:00 – 10:00 am Hawaii Standard Time, every Saturday. Each week, we’ll post a new episode from Dr. B’s radio show so you can enjoy it at your convenience.

Topics covered in “Pets, People, & Paradise” include current events, holistic and natural tips and strategies that you can apply to yourself and/or your pets, book and movie reviews, meditative musical moments, and caller pet dilemmas with detailed answers straight from Dr. B. 


In this episode of “Pets, People, & Paradise” …

  • Dr. Basko, Patricia Howard, and Deb Alper talk about the recent ruling that orders the F.D.A. to restrict the use of antibiotics in agricultural animals. They also discuss a new study that indicates that green tea helps prevent obesity.
  • Some of the caller topics include: Benefits of Omega-3 for pets, Omega-3 dosages for dogs and cats (and why fish oil is preferred over krill or flaxseed oil), and MRSA (staff bacterial infections in pets and people).
  • Other topics include: the benefits of curcuma (turmeric) and the overuse of antibiotics in veterinary medicine.
  • Musical Meditative Moment – Praise the World by Jennifer Berezan
  • Featured Website –  www.eatwild.com 
    • This website lists the farms and places you can buy fresh organic vegetables, eggs, cheese, milk and meat from animals raised on grass.

Book Reviews:

  • Orchid Fever: A Horticultural Tale of Love, Lust, and Lunacy by Eric Hansen
  • Fateful Harvest: The True Story Of A Small Town, A Global Industry, And A Toxic Secret by Duff Wilson

Recipe of the Week: Beets & Greens Smoothie

  • 1 beet root
  • 1/4 cup beet greens
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 tablespoon nutrional yeast
  • 2 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup water

Mix using your blender/Vita-mix/hand-mixer, etc. Then add 1 or 2 tablespoons to your dog’s food (add more for larger dogs).

Give just 1 teaspoon per day to cats.

You can also freeze this mixture for later by freezing it in ice cube trays.

Each podcast is approx. 1 hour in length and can also be found on iTunes. Original air date: March 24, 2012.