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thought leaders in the fields of integrative, personalized, and functional medicine.

Posts by Dr. Kevin Passero

Gut health in this era of large scale chemical farming, genetically modified food, and contaminated water systems

Special guest: Zach Bush, MD, is one of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country, with expertise in internal medicine, endocrinology and metabolism, and hospice/palliative care. In 2012 he discovered a family of carbon-based redox molecules made by bacteria. He and his team subsequently demonstrated that this cellular communication network functions to counteract the effects of glyphosate and many other dietary, chemical and pharmaceutical toxins that disrupt our body’s natural defense systems. This science has resulted in an innovative new line of dietary supplements called Restore. Dr. Bush is motivated by a desire for his kids to experience a healthier future.

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The association between the inflammatory process, gut health and aging

Special guest: Bill Shaddle has been involved in helping doctors understand and apply nutrition as a therapeutic tool for nearly 40 years. Bill has managed sales teams, product lines, divisions and companies in the nutritional sciences field. He has developed workshops and training programs on different health and nutritional topics and is co-author of the acclaimed Nutrition Masters Course series. Bill is currently the Senior Director of Strategic Development for Metagenics, where he uses his background and knowledge to help translate Metagenics’ science into practical application for the healthcare practitioner.

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The science and innovation behind Xymogen formulas

Special guest: Joshua Chernov is a Senior Medical Consultant for Xymogen with a focus on functional and integrative medicine.

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A mindful approach to wellness and toxin removal at home

Special guest: Dr. Rob Brown, MD, began his formal medical education at the University of Miami School of Medicine, followed by a residency in diagnostic radiology in Pittsburgh and a fellowship at the University of California, San Diego, in musculoskeletal radiology. As a diagnostic radiologist, Dr. Brown has worked both in private practice as well as at academic centers, including NYU Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Brown’s varied life experiences, including surviving a diagnosis of cancer, have brought him to the understanding that wellness is optimally achieved by allowing the body to heal, rather than by manipulating it through medication and procedures. Dr. Brown enjoys helping people create healthier lifestyle choices and believes in the importance of removing toxicity, particularly from the home environment.

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How studying the cumulative impact of environmental and lifestyle factors hold the key to human and planetary health

Special guest: Beth Lambert has monitored and documented the escalating rates of childhood chronic conditions for a decade. Her book, A Compromised Generation, provides a thorough analysis of the origins of this modern health crisis and documents how modifications to environmental and lifestyle factors can profoundly influence health outcomes. Beth is the founder and executive director of Epidemic Answers, a non-profit organization dedicated to reestablishing vibrant health in our children. She is also the creator and executive producer of The Documenting Hope Project, a multi-year prospective research study and media project that examines the cumulative impact of environmental stressors on health and their mitigation through personalized and systems-based treatment approaches.

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How to fill nutritional gaps in the diet

Special guest: Erin Stokes, ND

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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IQYOU Health

Special guest: Marc Isaacson, President and CEO of Village Green Apothecary, is passionate about changing healthcare from a symptoms-based system to one that works on getting to the root cause, focusing on individualization, wellness and prevention. Over the last several years he has partnered with Dr. Joseph Pizzorno to create IQYOU, a revolutionary smart health tool, which is driven by over 30,000 medical studies. IQYOU identifies health risks by integrating assessments, lab work, DNA, as well as medications, diet, lifestyle and exercise habits, to provide people with a personalized health roadmap, empowering them to take ownership of their own health. IQYOU also creates a personalized toxin risk report and outlines detox solutions.

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How cellular toxins are linked to weight gain, pain, low energy, and insomnia

Special guest: Dr. Daniel Pompa

Dr. Daniel Pompa is a leader in the health and wellness industry, on a mission to educate practitioners and the public on the root causes of inflammation-driven disease. Dr. Pompa overcame serious neurotoxic illness and heavy metal poisoning using unique cellular detoxification strategies. For the past two decades, Dr. Pompa has been practicing and teaching his True Cellular Detox™ program. His interests include the application of the ketogenic diet, fasting, ancestral-based health approaches, and cellular healing and detoxification.

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Nutrigenomics and how it is informing a new food conversation for the world

Special guest: Amanda Archibald

Amanda Archibald is the founder of The Genomic Kitchen, a system of choosing, preparing and understanding food based on culinary genomics, a term she coined to express this revolutionary merging of genomic science and the culinary arts. Widely recognized for her trailblazing work as a culinary nutritionist and dietitian, Amanda has a longstanding commitment to redefining the food, nutrition and cooking education footprint in ways that make them understandable, meaningful and fundamentally achievable for all Americans.

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Mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) – when histamine goes haywire

Special guest: Dr. Jill Carnahan

Dr. Jill Carnahan received her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and completed her residency at the University of Illinois Program in Family Medicine at Methodist Medical Center. She is dually board-certified in Family Medicine (ABFM) and Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). She was part of the first 100+ healthcare practitioners to be certified through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFMCP), and recently opened a new medical clinic with a broad range of services in Louisville, Colorado. Dr. Carnahan is also a 14-year survivor of breast cancer and Crohn’s disease and is passionate about teaching patients how to “live well” and thrive in the midst of complex and chronic illness. She is committed to teaching other physicians how to address underlying causes of illness through the principles of functional medicine, rather than just treating symptoms.

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