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.

Specific Nutrients

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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Phytonutrients

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Deanna Minich will be discussing phytonutrients.

Dr. Deanna Minich is a dynamic and internationally-known body-mind-spirit health expert, yoga practitioner, and author. Her 20 years of experience in the nutrition field led her to develop an integrated approach to nutrition called Food & Spirit, which spans the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of health. Her well-rounded experience in the field of nutrition includes private practice, preclinical and clinical research, product development, global product technology integration, management, marketing, writing, and education. Currently, she consults as Vice President of Education at the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute in Seattle, WA, and is adjunct faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine.

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Herbs and Spices in Health and Disease

Host Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. James Duke will be discussing herbs and spices as they relate to health and disease.

As an economic botanist with a Ph.D. in botany, Jim Duke worked with the U. S. Department of Agriculture for 32 years. Today, in his Green Pharmacy Garden, he serves as a distinguished lecturer for the Master of Science in Herbal Medicine program at Tai Sophia Institute. Dr. Duke is a renowned speaker and author and he leads ethnobotanical trips to ecologically rich areas of the world.

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Health Benefits of Stabilized Allicin

Host Dana Laake and her special guest Peter Josling will be discussing the health benefits of stabilized allicin, a key component of garlic.

Peter Josling is Director of The Garlic Centre based in Sussex, England – an independent source of information about the medicinal, culinary, and general properties of garlic. Mr. Josling has been involved in the invention, development and manufacture of the world’s first commercially available stabilized allicin extract.

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