"Essentials of Healthy Living" Radio Show

Sunday, October 5

Host: Dr. Kevin Passero

Topic: Weight management and digestive health regulation through natural medicine including TCM, Herbs and supplements, colonics, IV therapy, Homeopathics. Also to be discussed Types of healing massage treatments offered at Eastern Holistic Arts.- 5 Element Massage using an aromatherapy treatment where in you choose a unique blend of essential oils that works with the rhythm of your being.

Guest: TRACY L. HACKETT, DOM, L.AC., DAOM (candidate 2015), NCCAOM DIPL.OM., is a Licensed Acupuncturist and clinical herbalist in Washington DC and Florida (Doctor of Oriental Medicine, (DOM)).  She received her Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, California; where she is completing her clinical doctorate in Oriental Medicine (DAOM). Dr. Hackett is preparing to present and publish her capstone on thirteen unique acupuncture points she has discovered in her ten years of clinical practice.  She earned a Bachelor’s degree (High Hons.) in Interdisciplinary Studies at University of Florida.
Dr. Hackett has studied healing arts in India, China, Ladakh, Nepal, Thailand, and Bali. This scope of experience gives her a well-rounded cultural understanding of traditional medicine and healing modalities best application for the particular and unique needs of people in the United States.
During her travels, while studying Tibetan Buddhism, she was able to provide community service acupuncture to the lamas, monks, nuns, and local people near her teacher’s monasteries in Ladakh, India, and Nepal. Tracy has practiced Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) since 2005. She has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1997. She has been practicing yoga and meditation since childhood.
Tracy has participated in clinical rotations in various settings including: California Pacific Medical Center, UCSF/Sutter Health, San Francisco, CA; NIH Clinical Center for Pain and Palliative Care, Bethesda, MD; Women’s Cancer Resource Center, Oakland, CA; Quan Yin Healing Arts, San Francisco, CA, under the auspices of Beverly Burns; (rounds and advanced herbology) Red Cross Hospital (2013) and Zhejiang Chinese Medical University Hospital (2005, 2013), both in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China.
Dr. Hackett is also a member of the newly formed National Guild of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. The Guild was formed to ensure growing representation of Licensed Acupuncturists (L.Ac.), Doctors of Oriental Medicine (DOM-Florida), and Doctors of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM – national) gain a voice in public discourse regarding legislation and marketplace concerns of natural medicine providers in the US healthcare landscape.

Dr Shaundel knights ND - Growing up in Guyana, South America, I knew I would follow in the footsteps of my grandmother, a natural healer. Today, I am is a licensed and board certified Naturopathic primary care physician, with a focus on natural skin care and pain management.
I received my Bachelors of Science from Howard University while simultaneously attending Heritage Institute to study massage and body work receiving my national certificate in massage therapy. Shortly thereafter, I attended American University obtaining a Master’s of science degree. I worked as a massage therapist during this period and while I was a gifted therapist, I knew I was not following my destiny fully. I therefore applied and was accepted to many schools and just as I was ready to accept my admittance to Howard University medical school, I was introduced to and fell in love with Naturopathic medicine. For me, Naturopathic medicine just fit my views of a positive approach to health. It allows me to maintain the hands on approach to healing that my massage practice afforded me while giving me more opportunities to address disease in my community. Therefore in 2007 I enrolled at The National College of Natural Medicine, the oldest Naturopathic medical school in the USA and received a Doctorate in Natural Medicine
followed by a residency at True North Medical clinic in Santa Rosa California in 2012.

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September 28, 2014
Topic: Preconception planning and care
Special guest: Hannah Bradford, MAc, LAc is an acupuncturist with training in nutrition, herbal medicine, and homeopathy.

September 21, 2014
Topic: The truth about the early years of parenting.
Special guest: Peggy O’Mara is the publisher and editor of Mothering Magazine

September 14, 2014
Topic: Anxiety management and the healthy alternatives to anti-anxiety medication.
Special guest: Dr. Donald Brown is a naturopathic physician and a leading authority on the safety and efficacy of nutritional supplements, evidence-based herbal medicine, and probiotics.

September 7, 2014
Topic: The benefits of omega-3s for athletes – helping to prevent brain injury, and supporting recovery, if injured
Special guest: Dr. Michael Lewis is the President of the Brain Health Education and Research Institute, which he founded upon retiring from the US Army after a distinguished 31-year career.

August 31, 2014
Topic: Why healthy eating and exercise aren't enough to look, feel and live our best.
Special guest: Debi Silber, MS, RD, WHC™, The Mojo Coach®, and President of Lifestyle Fitness, Inc., is a leading authority on health, fitness, lifestyle and personal development.

August 24, 2014
Topic: How to Save Money Eating Healthy Real Food
Special guest: Jennifer Fugo is the founder of Gluten Free School and teaches gluten-sensitive individuals simple, savvy and empowering steps to get healthy.

August 17, 2014
Topic: How probiotics help with candida and other problems caused by bacterial imbalance, and the importance of documented strains.
Special guest: As a probiotic consultant for Jarrow Formulas, Silvano works to heighten consumers’ awareness about probiotic strains that are science-based and supported by clinical documentation.

August 10, 2014
Topic: Prevention of heart attack and stroke
Special guest: Dr. Boone is an internationally recognized expert on the effects of mental stress on the heart.

August 3, 2014
Topic: Double Whammy: Hypothyroid AND Adrenal Fatigue
Special guest: Holly Lucille is a nationally recognized and licensed naturopathic doctor, educator, natural products consultant and television host.

July 27, 2014
Topic: Using your body's stem cells and platelets to treat arthritis and other musculoskeletal injuries.
Special guest: Dr. Friedlis is one of few physicians in the Washington DC area trained to perform Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, and is one of the first doctors in the area to use Stem Cell Therapy for musculoskeletal injuries, in particular knee and hip arthritis.

July 20, 2014
Topic: The MegaFood brand story and their four new nutrient booster powders.
Special guest: Dr. Stokes is the Director of Education at MegaFood and received her naturopathic degree from Bastyr University in 2001.

July 6, 2014
Topic: Cleansing and Detoxification Protocols - When in doubt, follow the gut, Nutritional Detoxification and Digestive Healing 
Special guest: Caroline Alexander is a Nationally Board Certified I-ACT Instructor for Colon Hydrotherapy and the founder of Vitality Cleansing

June 22, 2014
Topic: Overview of health risk factors, Butter is back - a discuss of the Time article and importance of good fats, Fishy Facts: omega-3 benefits and the controversy over pregnancy and fish consumption, Cardiovascular testing and supplement tips, Supplement safety - the facts
Special guest: Dana Laake is a licensed nutritionist providing preventive and therapeutic medical nutrition services for over 25 years.

June 15, 2014
Topic: Benefits of supplementing with omega fatty acids
Special guest: Dr. Aimée Gould Shunney is a dynamic educator, radio show host, writer and dedicated naturopathic doctor on a mission to empower people to take charge of their health with integrative medicine.

June 8, 2014
Topic: Benefits of post concussion cranial sacral treatment
Special guest: Ron Murray is Physical Therapist, a Naturopath, a Doctor of Integrative Medicine, and a trainer of healing professionals.

June 1, 2014
Topic: Bone density and bone health
Special guest: Dallas Cloutre, Ph.D. is the New Product Development & Marketing Consultant for Jarrow Formulas.

May 25, 2014
Topic: Herbistatins - herbal alternatives to synthetic statins
Special guest: Dr. James A. Duke, PhD, held several posts in his more than three decades with the US Department of Agriculture including chief of the Medicinal Plant Resources Laboratory.

May 18, 2014
Topic: GRAIN BRAIN: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar – Your Brain’s Silent Killers
Special guest: David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition who received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine.

May 11, 2014
Topic: Advancements on the treatment of people with POTS (Positional Orthostatic Tachycardia), and Heart Arrhythmia
Special guest: David A. Jernigan, BS, DC, is a published author and is nationally recognized as a leader in Biological Medicine and the treatment of chronic illness.

May 4, 2014
Topic: Phytonutrients
Special guest: Dr. Deanna Minich is a dynamic and internationally-known body-mind-spirit health expert, yoga practitioner, and author.

April 27, 2014
Topic: A new self-help book on relationship dynamics, The Intimacy Dance of Stingers and Clingers.
Special guest: Dr. Patricia earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Duke University in 1974 and is the director of an extensive private psychotherapy practice.

April 20, 2014
Topic: My Journey with MS: How I Went from the Wheelchair to Walking
Special guest: Dr. Terry Wahls author of the Wahls Protocol™, which is based on functional medicine and the Wahls Paleo™ diet.

April 13, 2014
Topic: Safety and controversies of dietary supplements, organic foods, cardiovascular concerns – expanded sophisticated testing and cholesterol myths

April 6, 2014
Topic: IQYOU – a personalized roadmap for optimal wellness
Special guest: Dr. Joseph E. Pizzorno, Jr., is the current President of Salugenecists, Inc. and is the current non-managing Chief Medical advisor for Village Green Apothecary.

March 30, 2014
Topic: Key nutrients for spring
Special guest: Bruce Topping has been involved in the alternative medical community – managing health food stores, speaking for support groups, conducting seminars for Weston A. Price chapters and being an activist for small and local agriculture.

March 23, 2014
Topic: MegaFood's Slo-Food™ process, organic farm fresh partnership, and nutrient boosters
Special guest: Buddy Ojeda is a Certified Nutritionist, health educator and MegaFood’s Eastern Regional Educator.

March 16, 2014
Topic: Ways to help women assure a natural childbirth
Special guest: Dr. Tania Howard completed her doctorate at Life Chiropractic College in Atlanta, GA and has done extensive postgraduate work in the fields of peri-natal and pediatric chiropractic care.

March 9, 2014
Topic: Osteoarthritis
Special guest: Dr. Joseph J. Lamb is Director of Intramural Clinical Research at The Functional Medicine Research Center for Metagenics.

March 2, 2014
Topic: Disease-Proof: The Remarkable Truth About What Makes Us Well
Special guest: David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, is a renowned authority on nutrition, weight management, and the prevention of chronic disease, and a recognized leader in integrative medicine and patient-centered care.

February 23, 2014
Topic: Beautiful Inside and Out: Conquering Thyroid Disease with a Healthy, Happy, "Thyroid Sexy" Life
Special guest: Mary Shomon is a patient advocate and author who transformed her 1995 thyroid diagnosis into a mission to educate and empower others struggling with thyroid and hormonal conditions.

February 9, 2014
Topic: Hormones – how they affect, mood, weight gain and energy
Special guest: Dr. Holly Lucille, ND, RN, is a naturopathic physician, an expert on women's health issues, and a member of the Enzymatic Therapy Scientific Advisory Board.

January 26, 2014
Topic: Eating and supplementing for a healthy heart
Special guest: Stuart Tomc has over 20 years of experience in the field of nutritional medicine.

January 19, 2014
Topic: Conquering Concussion: Healing Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms with Neurofeedback and Without Drugs
Special guest: Mary Lee Esty, LCSW-C, PhD, is President of the Brain Wellness and Biofeedback Center of Washington, in Bethesda, MD.

January 12, 2014
Topic: PQQ – an important antioxidant for cardiovascular health and cognitive function
Special guest: Dallas Cloutre, Ph.D. is the New Product Development & Marketing Consultant for Jarrow Formulas.

January 5, 2014
Topic: How to lose weight and still eat your cake!
Special guest: Heather Gunn MS, CNS, LDN is a clinical herbalist, licensed nutritionist and fitness consultant.

December 22, 2013
Topic: The Omni Diet – a program to lose weight, reverse disease, and fight innflammation
Special guest: Tana Amen is a nurse, New York Times bestselling author, highly respected health and fitness expert.

December 15, 2013
Topic: Diet and cleansing with a focus on Garden of Life products: RAW Fit, Wild Rose Herbal D-Tox Cleanse Kit, Fucothin Green
Special guest: Rex Jones has been an educator with Garden of Life for more than four years and brings with him a lifelong passion for the Natural Foods Industry and a strong knowledge of herbals.

December 8, 2013
Topic: New strategies for inflammation, energy and migraines
Special guest: Dr. Shanti Albani, a doctor of naturopathic medicine, has certifications in herbal medicine and bioidentical hormone replacement.

December 1, 2013
Topic: Making a healthier home for those suffering from asthma, allergies and chemical sensitivity
Special guest: Caroline Blazovsky is a National Healthy Home Expert and President of My Healthy Home.

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Meet the hosts:

Dana Laake is a licensed nutritionist providing preventive and therapeutic medical nutrition services for over 25 years. Her practice includes the nutritional evaluation and treatment of the full spectrum of health issues affecting children and adults. Dana holds a Master's degree in nutrition from the University of Maryland.

Dr. Kevin Passero
a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine has trained extensively with leading doctors in the field of natural medicine. In his practice, Dr. Passero focuses on restoring harmony to both the body and mind using advanced protocols that incorporate botanicals, homeopathy, vitamins, and nutrition.

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