Sunday, October 23
Tune in Sundays, 10-11 am on 1500 AM, Federal News Radio (WFED)
Topic: Drug-induced nutrient depletions
Special guest: Ross Pelton, R.Ph., Ph.D., CCN, began his career in the health sciences by graduating from the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy in 1966. Ross worked as a pharmacist for a number of years before joining the Peace Corps in 1972. He taught high school chemistry for 2 years in Malaysia, and also closely observed the village shamans and native healing arts in Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia. In addition to his extensive work as a book author, in the 1980s he spent time as a cancer researcher at the University of California San Diego and eventually became the administrator of an alternative cancer treatment hospital in Baja, Mexico. In 1994 Ross became a certified clinical nutritionist. A significant part of Ross’ career has been devoted to speaking, writing, and conducting seminars on a variety of health-related topics.
Special guest: Sara LeBrun-Blashka
Sara LeBrun-Blashka is the Director of Medical Nutrition and Practitioner Engagement at Metagenics. Sara led the teams that launched Ultra Glucose Control, UltraMeal Advanced Protein, New and Improved UltraInflamX Plus 360, and SPM Active. Sara is a nutritionist with a Bachelor of Science in dietetics and food science from Iowa State University.
Special guest: Rex Jones
Rex Jones has been an educator with Garden of Life for more than seven years and brings with him a lifelong passion for the Natural Foods Industry and a strong knowledge of herbals. For more than 10 years he worked in a natural foods retail setting as a nutrition manager and herbalist. Rex also led classes, co-hosted a radio show, managed web content and gave a variety of in-store and off-site health lectures. He is excited to share the Garden of Life mission: Empowering Extraordinary Health®.
Special guest: Hannah Bradford
Hannah Bradford is an acupuncturist and researcher with training in nutrition, herbal medicine and homeopathy. She is certified in Biological Medicine through the Paracelsus Klinik in Switzerland and has completed further training at the Klinghardt Academy in the United States. Her training with Deitrich Klinghardt includes Autonomic Response Testing, neural therapy, light therapy, and detoxification and immune system regeneration strategies. She is also an Adjunct Faculty member for Alternative and Complementary Medicine in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University and an Instructor in Nursing at Marymount University.
Special guest: Dr. Mary S. Babcock, DO
Dr. Mary S. Babcock, DO, is a practicing physician at the National Spine & Pain Centers in the Washington, DC metro area. She specializes in treating traumatic muscular and neuromuscular injuries and other chronic pain conditions such as arthritis, back, neck and pelvic pain, degenerated or herniated discs, fibromyalgia, and neuropathy. She is equally accomplished in alternative treatments, including osteopathic manual medicine, medical and auricular acupuncture, and Botox injections for pain. Holistic in her approach, Dr. Babcock believes listening to the patient is paramount to developing an effective treatment plan.
Special guest: Dr. Alan Miller, ND
Dr. Alan Miller, ND, is a 1989 graduate of Bastyr University and a well-known clinician and educator who has lectured at medical conferences nationally and internationally. He has been a member of Thorne Research’s Medical Affairs team since 1994. As an author and researcher, Alan has published over 20 articles in the peer-reviewed journal Alternative Medicine Review. He is Chief Medical Editor of the book Alternative Medicine Review Monogrophs, Volume One and is a contributing author to the Textbook of Natural Medicine.
Special guest: Anthony Thomas, Ph.D.
Anthony Thomas, Ph.D., serves on Jarrow Formulas’ Scientific Panel. His primary research interests have focused on the influence of dietary and lifestyle factors on the pathogenesis of chronic cardiovascular/metabolic diseases including obesity, insulin resistance syndrome, and type 2 diabetes. He has authored/co-authored multiple peer reviewed scientific manuscripts and contributed his expertise in the fields of nutrition, obesity, and diabetes for a number of scientific journals.
Special guest: Michael Greger, MD, FACLM
Michael Greger, MD, FACLM, is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, he has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, testified before Congress, and was invited as an expert witness in the defense of Oprah Winfrey in the infamous “meat defamation” trial. Currently Dr. Greger serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States. His latest book How Not to Die became an instant New York Times best seller.
Special guest: Bernarda Zenker, MD
Bernarda Zenker, MD, is a Board Certified Family Physician through the American Academy of Family Medicine. Her special interest is in integrating physical, emotional and spiritual health. Dr. Zenker has a particular concern for methylation genetics. She utilizes nutritional supplements and diet recommendations to assist traditional medicine in the treatment and prevention of chronic diseases. Some areas of specific focus are preventing age-related memory loss, detoxification, and increasing neurotransmitter levels when needed.
Special guest: Dr. Martha Herbert
Dr. Martha Herbert is a pediatric neurologist, brain researcher, writer, speaker and integrative systems thinker. She directs the Transcend Research Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital, which takes an integrated, multi-faceted approach to understanding autism and neurodevelopmental disorders. In addition, she co-directs the Body-Brain Resilience Center clinic and research center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, runs the Higher Synthesis Foundation, and is the author of The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be.