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I'm very excieted to share this week's episode with my conversation with Dr. Angela Hind. I had the good fortune of meeting Angela earlier this year after reading an article about fluoride in the local Mountain Xpress. Fluoridating our water supply is a very controversial issue that stirs up charged debate. It is an interesting issue to explore because there are strong opinions on either side of the argument. It represents a polarizing issue that makes it difficult to foster intelligent discussion without devolving into fruitlessly angry rhetoric. For an example of this, check out the 125 comments at the end of the above-referenced article.
And as the level of discourse in our country has taken an ugly turn from this year's election and from our increasingly isolated lives, it marks a symbolic issue to see if we can explore healthy discussion. Our response to this challenge reflects how we respond to the crises that face us as a society. In our conversation we explore some of this, as well as some of the controversy regarding genetic modification of our natural world and our food supply.
Moreover, Angela shares her personal journey with illness and having to find her healing path. She also shares how this changed her medical practice from that of a clinical hospitalist to one of an educator and consultant. Her unique pathway which she had to carve out herself serves as inspiration to me in finding how to have a meaningful medical practice in a world of an increasingly dehumanizing medical system.