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.

Children’s Health

Increased interest in local, sustainable food systems; formulas that support kids’ health for the back-to-school season

Dana Laake and her special guest Buddy Ojeda, CN, will be discussing the increased interest in local, sustainable food systems. They will also discuss formulas that support kids’ health for this back-to-school season.

Buddy Ojeda is a Certified Nutritionist, health educator and MegaFood’s Eastern Regional Educator. Buddy has worked in the dietary supplement industry since 1996. He has a broad understanding of natural health topics and is often called upon to discuss issues related to immune health, joint disorders, essential fatty acids, Traditional Chinese Medicine, cardiovascular health and energy management. He also has expertise in sleep disorders, stress reduction, digestive health concerns and energy medicine, as well as diet, lifestyle and the correct use of nutritional supplements.

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Health risks and diet prevention strategies, autism and Lyme Disease

Dana Laake will be discussing Health risks and diet prevention strategies, autism and Lyme Disease.

Dana Laake is a licensed nutritionist providing preventive and therapeutic medical nutrition services for over 25 years. Her practice includes the nutritional evaluation and treatment of the full spectrum of health issues affecting children and adults. Dana holds a Master’s degree in nutrition from the University of Maryland.

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New formulas from MegaFood: Dream Release, Prostate Strength, Kid’s B Complex, Kid’s Vitamin D3

Dana Laake and her special guest Buddy Ojeda, CN, will be discussing new formulas from MegaFood including Dream Release, Prostate Strength, Kid’s B Complex, Kid’s Vitamin D3.

Buddy Ojeda is a Certified Nutritionist, health educator and MegaFood’s Eastern Regional Educator. Buddy has worked in the dietary supplement industry since 1996. He has a broad understanding of natural health topics and is often called upon to discuss issues related to immune health, joint disorders, essential fatty acids, Traditional Chinese Medicine, cardiovascular health and energy management. He also has expertise in sleep disorders, stress reduction, digestive health concerns and energy medicine, as well as diet, lifestyle and the correct use of nutritional supplements.

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The cutting-edge biomedical approach to treating the underlying deficiencies and symptoms of ADHD and autism.

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dana Laake will be discussing the cutting-edge biomedical approach to treating the underlying deficiencies and symptoms of ADHD and autism.

Dana Laake is a licensed nutritionist who has provided preventive and therapeutic medical nutrition services for over 25 years. Her practice includes nutritional evaluation and treatment of the full spectrum of health issues affecting children and adults. Dana holds a Master’s degree in nutrition from the University of Maryland and is the co-author of The Kid Friendly ADHD and Autism Cookbook.

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Digestion and kids heath, as well as Oscillo, other remedies for kid’s coughs and colds

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Christophe Merville, D. Pharm., will be discussing digestion and children’s heath, as well as Oscillo and other remedies for kids’ coughs and colds.

Christophe Merville has been the Director of Education and Pharmacy Development for Boiron – the world’s leading manufacturer of homeopathic medicines – since 1990. Dr. Merville has created training programs, both online and in print, for pharmacists and retailers on homeopathy and medicines available to treat common health conditions.

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Pure and clean skin-, hair- and body-care for adults and children

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Jama K. Russano will be discussing pure and clean skin, hair and body care products for adults and children.

Jama Russano is a skin-care products expert and General Manager for the Skin Care Division of Thorne Research. She has created unique formulas for each of the existing brands and supervises overall production, procedures, and sourcing, in order to maintain high quality standards.

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Back to school – Homeopathic solutions for stress, sleeplessness, and sports injuries.

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Christophe Merville will be discussing homeopathic solutions for stress, sleeplessness, and sports injuries as children head back to school.

Christophe Merville, D. Pharm., has been the Director of Education and Pharmacy Development for Boiron – the world’s leading manufacturer of homeopathic medicines – since 1990. Dr. Merville has created training programs, both online and in print, for pharmacists and retailers on homeopathy and medicines available to treat common health conditions.

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Back to School Essentials for Kids

Kevin Passero and his special guest Dean Morris discuss back to school essentials for kids.

As a fifth-generation herbalist, Dean grew up on herbs and has diverse experience in organic horticulture, the natural foods industry and healthcare. Taught by his father to grow lady slipper orchids and other herbs, Dean went on to farm 165 acres of organic herbs in the 80’s. While attending Brigham Young University in pre-professional nutrition, he worked for a nationally distributed dietary supplement manufacturer. After college, he served as dean of admissions, author, editor and teacher for John R. Christopher’s School of Natural Healing.
In 1997, Dean was invited to help form a multi-disciplinary alternative medicine team and was granted full practicing privileges as an herbalist at the Columbia hospital Miami Heart Institute in Miami Beach, Florida. From there, he was recruited by Nature’s Way to be their senior educator, formulator, director of new products, and director of technical services. In 2009, Dean resumed fulltime directorship of Nebo Health, a consultancy for the dietary supplement industry. As an independent consultant, he enjoys sharing the benefits of the many products he helped launch in the eleven years he worked for Nature’s Way. Dean most enjoys the herbwalk presentations he feels fortunate to provide throughout the world.

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Children’s Nutrition

Host Dana Laake and her special guest Sally Fallon will be discussing children’s nutrition.

Sally Fallon is a journalist, chef, nutrition researcher, homemaker, and community activist. Her well-researched book, Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats, is a thought-provoking guide to traditional foods and it contains a startling message: animal fats and cholesterol are vital factors in the diet, necessary for normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels.

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Boosting Children’s Brain Health

Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Lauren Zimet will be discussing children’s brain health.

Lauren Zimet, MS, CCC/SLP is a speech, language and early communication specialist with more than 15 years of professional experience. A speaker and educator, she provides individualized speech therapy, leads group workshops and seminars, and provides training and consultation to teachers, parents and other professionals. Lauren is the founder of The Healthy Foundations Program, which facilitates brain health education in Georgia – teaching children about their brains and bodies in order to make healthy choices.

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