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Posts by David Baer

A holistic optometrist’s approach to preventing and treating common eye ailments

Special guest: Dr. Sam Berne has been in private practice in New Mexico for over 25 years. He works with patients to improve their vision and overall wellness through holistic methods. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University, Doctor of Optometry from Pennsylvania College, and did his postdoctoral work at the Gesell Institute in collaboration with Yale University. His protocols take a proactive, rather than reactive, approach to health and wellness. He understands and treats the body as one integrated system, rather than a collection of independent organs, to identify and address the root causes of disease. His whole health protocols improve vision and wellness by healing the mind-body-spirit through nutritional protocols, vision therapy, and self-care techniques.

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The benefits and challenges of a plant-based vegan diet

Co hosted by Marc Isaacson and David Baer

Brenda Davis, registered dietitian, is a leader in her field and an acclaimed speaker. She has worked as a research dietitian, public health nutritionist, clinical nutrition specialist, nutrition consultant and academic nutrition instructor. She is the lead dietitian in a diabetes project doing community intervention work in Majuro, Marshall Islands. Brenda is co-author of ten vegetarian and vegan nutrition classics including her most recent work Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition. Brenda has authored numerous professional and lay articles. She is a past chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association. In 2007, she was inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame.

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