Providing cutting edge news, education, and practical advice on nutrition, lifestyle, toxins and disease, hormone imbalances, nutrient deficiencies, genomics, inflammation, digestive health, and  more!

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.

Digestive Health

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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Recent discoveries about the gut microbiome and how this affects one’s overall health.

Dana Laake and her special guest Amber Lynn Vitse, CN, will discuss recent discoveries about the gut microbiome and how this affects one’s overall health.

Amber Lynn Vitse is a Certified Nutritionist in Integrative Nutrition, and also brings her training in Ayurvedic medicine to the Garden of Life Education team. She has worked in product retail for 16 years, as well as maintained her own wellness practice, often working with doctors and alternative health practitioners promoting optimum health, inside and out. Amber has written educational articles for a variety of natural health publications, and she is excited to be a member of the Garden of Life Education team and continue the mission of Empowering Extraordinary Health®.

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Leptin, gut bacteria and belly fat

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Mike Mutzel will discuss the effect of leptin, microbes, and metabolism on belly fat.

Mike Mutzel has blended his formal education – a degree in biology and graduate work in clinical nutrition – with his competitive athletic background and personal training experience to help others improve their health. He regularly conducts live webinars and workshops to help healthcare professionals keep abreast of the rapid advancements in the fields of nutrition, metabolism, and immunity. Mike is a functional medicine consultant for Xymogen and author of Belly Fat Effect.

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Integrative approach to common digestive complaints (IBS, constipation, colitis, Crohn’s disease)

Topics: Integrative approach to common digestive complaints (IBS, constipation, colitis, Crohn’s disease)
Special guest: Dr. Janine Blackman – family physician and co-founder of The Gilbert Clinic, a private integrative healthcare practice

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