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Topic: Important Nutrients for Eye Health

Special guest: Anthony Thomas, PhD, earned his B.A. in nutrition, dietetics and food science from California State University Northridge, his doctorate in nutritional biology from the University of California at Davis, and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of California at Los Angeles Larry Hillblom Islet Research Center. His primary research interests have focused on the influence of dietary and lifestyle factors on chronic cardiovascular/metabolic diseases including obesity, insulin resistance syndrome, and type 2 diabetes. He has authored/co-authored multiple peer reviewed scientific manuscripts and serves on the Jarrow Formulas’ Scientific Panel.


The new book, The Genomic Kitchen: Your Guide To Understanding And Using The Food-Gene Connection For A Lifetime Of Health

The Genomic KitchenSpecial guest: Amanda Archibald, RD, has extensive training in nutrition biochemistry, nutrigenomics and functional nutrition. She founded The Genomic Kitchen, a system of choosing, preparing and understanding food based on culinary genomics. Along with running the day-to-day business of The Genomic Kitchen, she provides genomic test interpretation, nutrigenomic and culinary guidance for clients and clinicians. Her unique vision is derived from more than two decades of innovation in nutrition science, her interaction with consumers, chefs and health professionals, and her work as a consultant to a variety of leading institutions and brands. Amanda has a longstanding commitment to redefining food, nutrition and cooking education in ways that make it accessible and meaningful.

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Benefits of Sustainable Seafood

Sustainable SeafoodSpecial guest: Randy Hartnell is CEO of Vital Choice, the leading online seafood company that he and his wife, Carla, founded in 2001. Randy loves sharing his knowledge about the benefits of safe, sustainable seafood, and providing his customers with reliable access to the very best of it. Prior to founding Vital Choice, Randy spent more than 20 years as an Alaskan commercial fisherman. He has a degree in English Literature from UC, Berkeley. His first book, The Seafood Prescription—Live a Healthier, Happier, Longer Life with Nature’s Perfect Food, is due out in 2020.

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Food over Medicine

Food Over MedicineSpecial guest: Pam Popper, ND, is an internationally recognized expert on nutrition, medicine and health, and the executive director of Wellness Forum Health. Dr. Popper serves on the President’s Board for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington, DC. She has been featured in many widely distributed documentaries, including Processed People and Making a Killing, and appeared in the acclaimed documentary Forks Over Knives. She was one of the lead experts in Food Choices, and is co-author of the companion book for this film. She is also the author of Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Can Save Your Life.

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Natural wine vs commercially processed wine

Natural wineSpecial guest: Todd White is the founder of Dry Farm Wines – a purveyor of healthy, organic and natural wines. He is a writer, speaker, and leading authority on micro-dosing alcohol for health, longevity and vitality. Todd is dedicated to educating and helping people make better choices about food, nutrition, and how they think about consuming alcohol. Todd’s passion is unlocking the best way to enjoy alcohol, and how to enjoy the benefits of moderate consumption while avoiding the negative outcomes.

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Integrative Oncology and the book The Metabolic Approach to Cancer

The Metabolic Approach to CancerSpecial guest: Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO, is a sought-after global healthcare authority in integrative cancer research who consults with physicians around the world, bridging ancient therapies with advancements in modern medicine in the digital era. A personal journey with cancer and a medical career spanning over 25 years has Dr. Winters on a mission to educate and empower the nearly 50% of the population expected to have cancer in their lifetime. She is also the co-author of the bestselling book, The Metabolic Approach to Cancer.

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Eat Organic as if Your Life Depends on it

Eat organicSpecial guest: Jeffrey M. Smith is a leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices. He is the executive director of The Institute for Responsible Technology, a leading source of GMO health risk information for consumers, policy makers, and healthcare professionals. Mr. Smith’s documentary Genetic Roulette, The Gamble of Our Lives, was awarded the 2012 Movie of the Year (Solari Report) and the Transformational Film of the Year (AwareGuide). Mr. Smith’s new film, Secret Ingredients, co-directed with Amy Hart, was released in 2018. His books include Seeds of Deception and Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods.

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Supporting Optimal Immune Health

Immune HealthSpecial guest: Erin Stokes, ND, is the Medical Director at MegaFood, and a registered naturopathic doctor in the state of Colorado. In her role as Medical Director, Erin has the opportunity to educate on health and wellness topics via webinars, radio shows, articles and blogs. Dr. Stokes received her naturopathic doctor degree from Bastyr University in 2001. Shortly afterwards she began to pursue her passion for educating others by teaching Western Pathology and Psychology of Healing at Southwest Acupuncture College. She combines her experience as a naturopathic doctor with an extensive background in the natural products industry. Erin’s personal mission is to empower people with the inspiration and tools to change their lives.

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Life-Saving Medical Fasting

fastingSpecial guest: Dr. Alan Goldhamer completed his training as a chiropractor in Oregon and as an osteopathic physician in Sydney, Australia. He has been the director of TrueNorth Health Center for the past 34 years. TrueNorth Health is a multidisciplinary practice that includes doctors of medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, naturopathy and psychology, and they treat patients with conditions ranging from high blood pressure and diabetes to autoimmune disorders and lymphoma in their 63 bed facility. They utilize a nutritional medicine approach, including the use of an exclusively whole plant diet that is free of added salt, oil and sugar (SOS-free diet). They specialize in medically supervised, water-only fasting.

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Strategies used to heal cancer, including diet and lifestyle changes

Chris Beat CancerSpecial guest: Chris Wark is a bestselling author, speaker and global health and wellness leader. He was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2003, when he was 26 years old. After surgery, he opted out of chemotherapy and used plant-based nutrition and natural non-toxic therapies to heal. Chris began sharing his story in 2010 with a mission to inspire people to take control of their health, and to show them that simple diet and lifestyle changes can have a huge impact on cancer prevention and survival. His national bestselling book, Chris Beat Cancer: A Comprehensive Plan for Healing Naturally, was published by Hay House in September 2018.

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