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Join hosts Dana Laake and Dr. Kevin Passero for lively weekly discussions with health experts and
thought leaders in the fields of integrative, personalized, and functional medicine.

Best of and Favorite Shows

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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Toxic Metals that Cause Fatigue – and How to Detox Them

Special guest: Wendy Myers is a functional diagnostic nutritionist and toxic metals specialist. She is also the author of Limitless Energy: How to Detox Toxic Metals to End Exhaustion and Chronic Fatigue. Through her book and her “Live to 110” podcast, Wendy explains how to safely reverse damage from toxic metals and reclaim energy once again. Passionate about the importance of detox to live a long, disease-free life, she created the revolutionary Myers Detox Protocol after working with thousands of clients.

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Breast milk and probiotics for infant gut health

Special guest: Anthony Thomas, PhD, earned his bachelor’s degree 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 is currently a consultant for Jarrow.

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New doctor formulated brain health supplements and the benefits of Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factors (BDNF) – a protein that creates new neurons

Special guest: Rex Jones

Rex Jones has been an educator with Garden of Life for more than 8 years and brings with him a lifelong passion for the natural foods industry and a strong knowledge of herbs. For more than 13 years he worked in a natural foods retail setting as a nutrition manager and herbalist. Rex also led classes, co-hosted a radio show, managed web content and gave a variety of in-store and off-site health lectures. He is excited to share the Garden of Life mission: Empowering Extraordinary Health®.

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The problem with grains – from autoimmune disease to chronic pain

Special guest: Dr. Peter Osborne

Dr. Peter Osborne is the clinical director of Origins Health Care in Sugar Land, Texas. He is a doctor of chiropractic medicine and a Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist. His practice is focused on the holistic natural treatment of chronic degenerative diseases with a primary focus on gluten sensitivity and food allergies. Dr. Osborne lectures nationally to doctors on gluten sensitivity/intolerance, celiac disease, and many other nutritionally related topics. He is the founder of the Gluten Free Society, the author of The Gluten Free Health Solution and Glutenology, a series of digital videos and ebooks designed to help educate people about gluten.

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Integrative approaches for managing chronic pain

Special guest: Dr. Emily Telfair

Emily Telfair, ND, a graduate of Bastyr University, practices in Baltimore, MD, where she supports healing and transformation for adults and children with chronic health concerns using traditional naturopathic modalities and cranio-sacral therapy. She is past president of the Maryland Naturopathic Doctors Association and is co-chair of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) State Alliance Committee. Dr. Telfair is a past recipient of the AANP President’s Award for her leadership in the passage of legislation to license naturopathic doctors in Maryland.

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Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about your gut health

Special guest: Dr. Will Cole

Dr. Will Cole, leading functional medicine practitioner, specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors and customizing health programs for chronic conditions such as thyroid issues, autoimmune, hormonal dysfunctions, and more. He consults locally in the Pittsburgh area as well as webcam and phone consultations for people across the country and around the world. Dr. Cole lectures nationally and writes articles for health-related sites such as mindbodygreen.com.

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Overcoming adrenal fatigue

Special guest: Marcelle Pick, NP

Marcelle Pick, NP, co-founded the Women to Women Clinic in 1983 with the vision to not only treat illness, but also help women make healthy choices to prevent disease. In 2001, Marcelle created MarcellePick.com to reach, inspire, and educate more women with informative articles on women’s health issues and at-home solutions to some of the most troublesome symptoms. Marcelle discovered functional medicine early in her career and was among the first to be certified as a functional medicine practitioner. In addition, she holds a BS in nursing from the University of New Hampshire School of Nursing, a BA in psychology from the University of New Hampshire, and her MS in nursing from Boston College-Harvard Medical School. Marcelle is currently an educator with The Institute of Functional Medicine and has served as a medical advisor to Healthy Living Magazine. She is a prolific writer and lectures on a variety of topics including weight loss resistance, infertility, stress and illness, and adrenal dysfunction. She has appeared on Dr. Oz, FOX, and ABC to discuss women’s health.

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Medical cannabis, nature’s healing herb

Special guest: Dr. Patricia Frye

Patricia Frye, MD, is a physician consultant with a focus on cannabis and the role it plays in homeostasis and the management of pain and chronic disease. She evaluates and manages patients who are considering the use of medicinal cannabis as a primary or adjunct therapy for illnesses. Dr. Frye graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, then continued her studies at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in the field of anesthesiology. She is professionally certified in cannabis science and medicine by the University of Vermont Larner School of Medicine and is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians and the Academy of Integrative Pain Management.

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