Sustainable Living | Health and Nutrition

Sustainable Living | Health and Nutrition Podcast

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  • Monday

    10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Alternating Mondays:

Sustainable Living: Environmental news and discussion with Jon Butts & Tanja Vidovic;

Health and Nutrition: Health news and discussion with Dr. Fred Harvey.


Check back every other week as we discuss more in detail popular conversations from the show!

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Jon Butts  [email protected]

I was born in 1948. My father was a printer and Mother a teacher. We lived in PA till I was 8 and then move to Largo and graduated from largo High School.

Ended up in Vietnam as a foot soldier and returned to Tampa in 1971. Received an AA in Business at HCC and owned a small landscaping business and worked in the Tampa Bay area.

Married Debbie in 1976, bought a home, installed my first solar water heater and started my passion for sustainable living. We bought and moved to 54 acres near Plant City in 1985 (sometime around then set the radio to 88.5 FM), also our only child Casey was born. In 1989 started growing vegetables with my brother, 1989 started Ecofarmfl Intentional Community, 2000 transitioned to organic farming, 2005 started producing the Sustainable Living Show, 2006 installed the first Solar Grid Tied Electric System in the Bay Area, installed the second in 2009, 2012 started raising and milking Water Buffalo.

Tanja Vidovic  [email protected]

Tanja Vidovic, the mother to three girls, is an artist, bicyclist, environmentalist, and a community activist. Tanja manages a 9000-member garden group, Tampa Gardening Swap. She has planted seven community orchards in Tampa Bay, including the Folly Farms Community Orchard which has over 200 fruiting trees. She has planned and executed a local Art Walk in Safety Harbor. Tanja co-hosts Sustainable Living on WMNF 88.5 radio. Catch her there every other Monday at 10am- or through the Sustainable Safety Harbor Facebook group.

Fred Harvey, Medical Director  [email protected]

Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Functional Medicine

In medical practice in the American “health care” paradigm since 1996, Dr. Fred Harvey has mastered a synergistic east meets west, internal and functional medical practice that few physicians have mastered. With an encyclopedic comprehension of the human body and mind, Dr. Harvey’s intellectual brilliance has ignited thousands of patients to achieve & maintain optimal wellness.

Dr. Harvey’s medical educational and experiential path has been extensive. He is a passionate advocate of wellness, teacher of functional medicine, a lifelong student, and trusted collaborator. He currently teaches his patients and seminar students what their individual bodies need, how the physiological functions operate, and then designs individual lifestyle plans that are not hindered by lack of proper nutrition, intake of non-foods or absorption of harmful chemicals. With a strong focus on preventive care and wellness, Dr. Harvey offers obtainable treatments for complex health challenges in people of all ages. Dr. Harvey provides extensive, specialized one-on-one care starting with the microbiome. He listens intently and provides thorough consultation, accurate diagnosis, testing and treatment within his one to two hour appointments.

Harvey’s philosophy is to prevent disease rather than treat random symptoms by template matching a set of medical insurance codes. For this reason, Dr. Harvey stepped away from the Insurance companies and Medicare’s binding red tape that limited the HCIM consultation and has championed a wellness focused; self-pay practice promoting individual care plans. The way all medical care should be – comprehensive, unhurried and individualized.

Having served the community since 1989, Dr. Harvey’s passion for health led to his professional relationship with the premier nutraceutical (supplement) manufacturer Xymogen, Inc. As a founding member of Xymogen’s Board of Advisors, Dr. Harvey has developed specific nutritional formulas and presents workshops and seminars to educate medical professionals and patients worldwide.

The Harvey Center specializes in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Functional Medicine. For more information or to schedule an appointment please call The Harvey Center for Integrative Medicine at 941-929-9355, located at 3982 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34233.