"Essentials of Healthy Living" Radio Show

Sunday, May 24

Host: Dana Laake

Topic: The Healthy Traveler:  8 Pathways to Smart and Effortless travel

Guest: Robyn Benson, D.O.M. — Robyn’s mission has been fueled by the lessons learned and the wisdom and insights gained on her transformational twenty-five year journey as a doctor of Oriental medicine and her travels to 70 countries to learn from indigenous people. Robyn is a heart-centered visionary and inspirational catalyst to change the face of health care.

A graduate of the University of Virginia with a B.S. in Sports medicine, Robyn Benson began studying Chinese medicine in 1989. For 22 years, Dr. Robyn Benson DOM is a mother of two, adventure enthusiast, world traveler, author, speaker and activist for social change. She loves to help each and every patient achieve optimal, radiant and sustainable health. Robyn brings a wealth of services to you including acupuncture, herbs, IV therapies and cutting edge energy medicine along with her caring and intuitive understanding of what will help you with any health issue you may have.

Robyn is known by many to be THE health detective with life-changing solutions! In addition to building a 21st century health care center nine years ago which is the home of 25 practitioners with a vision that is locally focused and globally expressed, she is now onto what she calls her legacy…the creation of a movement to change the face of health care, the Self-Care Revolution one person at a time.

Tune in Sundays, 10-11 am on 1500 AM, Federal News Radio (WFED)
Listen Live

Archive
2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

Click on the button below to listen.

May 17, 2015
Topic: 10 Essentials to Save Your Vision
Special guest: Dr. Edward Kondrot, MD, is a homeopathic ophthalmologist who provides traditional and alternative therapies for the treatment of eye disease.

May 10, 2015
Topic: Groundbreaking diabetes research and how following a high-fiber, plant-based diet can reduce the risk of other metabolic risk factors, including high blood pressure.
Special guest: Neal Barnard, MD, is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

May 3, 2015
Topic: Cardiovascular Health
Special guest: Joseph J. Lamb, M.D. is a clinical consultant in Integrative and Functional Medicine

April 26, 2015
Topic: Weight Loss and Detox
Special guest: Michael Jurgelewicz, DC, DACBN, DCBCN is Director of Product and Clinical Support at Designs for Health.

April 19, 2015
Topic: New advancements of Jarrow Formulas' product, BroccoMax.
Special guest: Anthony Thomas, Ph.D., serves on Jarrow Formulas' Scientific Panel.

April 12, 2015
Topic: Menopause and  Estrogen Replacement
Special guest: Mache Seibel, MD, is one of America’s leading health experts on women’s health and menopause, addressing stress and weight control in connection with menopause symptoms, and beyond.

April 5, 2015
Topic: Supplements for Athletes: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Special guest: Tavis Piattoly, MS, RD, LDN, is the sports dietitian and nutrition consultant for the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans, and the Tulane University Athletics Department.

March 29, 2015
Topic: Managing Osteoarthritis
Special guest: Dr. Jurgelewicz is the Director of Clinical and Product Support at Designs for Health.

March 22, 2015
Topic: Inflammation: The Health Benefits of  Turmeric
Special guest: In her current position as Medical Director for MegaFood, Dr. Erin Stokes, ND, combines her experience as a naturopathic doctor with an extensive background in the natural retail products industry.

March 15, 2015
Topic: The holistic Sinus Survival program for treating, preventing, and curing chronic and fungal sinusitis, allergies, and colds
Special guest: Dr. Rob Ivker developed the Sinus Survival program to treat allergy problems while addressing the root cause of the symptoms.

March 1, 2015
Topic: Proteins, the plant protein options, and Organic Plant Protein
Special guest: Amber Lynn Vitse is a Certified Nutritionist in integrative nutrition, and also brings her training in Ayurvedic medicine to the Garden of Life team.

February 22, 2015
Topic: The Bulletproof Diet and how to lose up to a pound a day, reclaim energy and focus, and upgrade your life.
Special guest: Dave Asprey is the creator of the widely popular drink, Bulletproof Coffee. Through his work Dave provides strategies for taking control of and improving your body and mind so they work in unison.

February 15, 2015
Topic: Project A.L.S. and research against neurodegenerative disorders
Special guest: Valerie Estess — Director of research for Project A.L.S

February 8, 2015
Topic: Vitamin D and Its Role in Human Health
Special guest: Steve Christensen, MD, is the Medical Affairs Consultant for Thorne.

February 1, 2015
Topic: Outsmarting Autism
Special guest: Patricia S. Lemer is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and practiced as an educational diagnostician for over 40 years.

January 25, 2015
Topic: Appetite Control and Weight Management
Special guest: Dallas Clouatre, Ph.D. earned his A.B. from Stanford and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

January 18, 2015
Topic: Health controversies including Environmental risk factors, autism, vaccinations, and fluoride.
Special guest: Dana Laake is a licensed nutritionist providing preventive and therapeutic medical nutrition services for over 25 years.

January 11, 2015
Topic: Wahls Protocol-An integrative approach to healing chronic autoimmune conditions.
Special guest: Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa, where she teaches internal medicine residents, sees patients in a traumatic brain injury clinic and conducts clinical trials. She is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for 4 years. Dr. Wahls restored her health using using Paleo principles and functional medicine and now pedals her bike to work each day.

December 21, 2014
Topic: Leptin, gut bacteria and belly fat
Special guest: Mike Mutzel has an B.S. in Biology from Western Washington University and is completing his M.S. in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and is a graduate of the Institute for Functional Medicine’s (IFM) Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP).

December 14, 2014
Topic: Kind Organics vitamins – made from organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
Special guest: Rex Jones has been an educator with Garden of Life since 2007, and brings with him a life-long passion for the Natural Foods Industry and a strong herbal knowledge.

December 7, 2014
Topic: Energy - How our bodies create cellular energy from foods, how this can go awry, and how to optimize the energy-producing process
Special guest: 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.

November 30, 2014
Topic: Kind Organics Vitamins – made from organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs
Special guest: Travis Lesperance is the regional educator for Garden of Life and has extensive knowledge of the natural foods Industry.

November 23, 2014
Topic: Nutrition Controversies and Getting Back to the Basics
Special guest: Dana Laake is a licensed nutritionist providing preventive and therapeutic medical nutrition services for over 25 years.

November 16, 2014
Topic: Winter Immunity: Strategies for supporting optimal immune health during the holidays and beyond.
Special guest: Dr. Erin Stokes, ND, the Medical Director for MegaFood. She combines her experience as a naturopathic doctor with an extensive background in the natural retail products industry.

November 9, 2014
Topic: Crack Your Metabolic Code with a few Simple Blood Tests
Special guest: Dr. Richard Maurer is a naturopathic physician, author, and expert in metabolic recovery.

November 2, 2014
Topic: Genomic Testing
Special guest: Dr. Lamb is Director of Intramural Clinical Research at The Functional Medicine Research Center for Metagenics.

October 26, 2014
Topic: Choosing an Omega-3 Supplement
Special guest: Dr. Maggie Laidlaw acquired her degrees in human nutrition from the University of Guelph. 

October 19, 2014
Topic: Living Healthy in a Toxic World
Special guest: Eve Prang Plews, LNC, IFMCP, is a founding member of the Xymogen Medical Board of Advisors.

October 12, 2014
Topic: How chemicals are altering our microbiome, hormones, and immune systems and what that means to our health. 
Special guest: Tom Malterre, MS, CN, received both his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Nutrition from Bastyr University and is licensed by the state of Washington as a certified nutritionist.

October 5, 2014
Topic: Weight management, digestive health regulation through natural medicine, and types of healing massage treatments.
Special guest: Tracy L. Hackett, DOM, L.Ac, is a Licensed Acupuncturist and clinical herbalist in Washington, DC. Dr. Shaundel Knights, ND is a naturopathic physician with a focus on natural skin care and pain management.

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.

Brought to you by:


Individualized Nutrition, Pharmacy & Healthy Living

5415 W. Cedar Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814
301.530.0800 | 800.869.9159
www.myvillagegreen.com

Show sponsors:
sponsors Pathway Xymogen Garden of Life Metagenics Jarrow MegaFood Thorne Nordic Naturals Pathway Xymogen Garden of Life Metagenics Jarrow MegaFood Thorne Nordic Naturals Enzymatic



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.

Return to homepage