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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.

Digestive Health

New probiotic formulas

Dana Laake and her special guest Erin Stokes, ND, will discuss new probiotic formulas.

Dr. Erin Stokes, ND, received her naturopathic degree from Bastyr University in 2001. In her current position as Medical Director for MegaFood, she combines her experience as a naturopathic doctor with an extensive background in the natural retail products industry. Erin believes education is a key to making positive changes, and her personal mission is to empower people with the inspiration and tools to change their lives. Erin practices naturopathic medicine in Boulder, CO.

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Protocols for inflammatory gastrointestinal (GI) conditions such as IBD, Crohn’s and colitis

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Robert Silverman will discuss protocols for inflammatory gastrointestinal (GI) conditions such as IBD, Crohn’s and colitis.

Dr. Robert G. Silverman graduated magna cum laude from the University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic. He holds a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and is a Diplomate with the American Clinical Board of Nutrition and the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition. He is certified as a sports nutritionist and is also a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Certified Clinical Nutritionist. Dr. Silverman has a private practice in White Plains, NY, where he specializes in the treatment of joint pain with innovative, science-based, non-surgical approaches. He is a speaker for Metagenics and Erchonia Medical and has published numerous articles on treating and preventing sports injuries and joint pain.

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The Gut Balance Revolution

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Gerard Mullin will discuss his new book, The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!

Dr. Gerard Mullin is an Associate Professor of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is board-certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology, integrative medicine, functional medicine and nutrition. Dr. Mullin is renowned for his work in integrative gastroenterology and nutrition. He has over 20 years of clinical experience in the field of integrative gastroenterology and earned his Master’s degree in nutrition while in practice. He is the author of several professional desk reference and trade books including his latest, The Gut Balance Revolution.

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Detoxification for a fast-paced, modern lifestyle

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Rachel Feldman will discuss detoxification for a fast-paced, modern lifestyle.

Rachel Feldman is a Certified Holistic Health Coach specializing in healthy digestion. Based in Boca Raton, Florida, Rachel assists clients nationwide via phone, email and Skype. Her approach to health focuses on the foods you put into your mouth and incorporates the elements of body, mind and soul. She helps her clients to access the blueprint for their health by discovering what foods fuel the body. Her signature Detox & Cleanse program is based on the elimination diet. It helps to uncover hidden food intolerances, restore gut health, and teach simple ways to detox the body daily.

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Gut microbiome and gluten

Dana Laake and her special Bill Shaddle will be discussing gut microbiome and gluten.

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 Training for Metagenics, where he uses his background and knowledge to help train representatives to support practitioners.

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The importance of probiotics to support digestive and immune health, and maintain intestinal balance

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Susan Hazels Mitmesser, PhD, will discuss the importance of probiotics to support digestive and immune health, and maintain intestinal balance.

Dr. Susan Hazels Mitmesser, PhD, serves as Director of Nutrition Research at NBTY, Inc. In this position, Susan provides strategic scientific leadership for innovation and new product development, and ensures the scientific integrity all brands and products. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the College of Family Medicine at Stony Brook University. She has been published in many peer-reviewed journals and is a contributing author for book chapters relating to nutrition in adult and pediatric populations. Susan’s passion for wellness includes participating in short- and middle-distance triathlons, and getting her young children to eat more fruits and vegetables.

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How probiotics help with candida and other problems caused by bacterial imbalance, and the importance of documented strains

Dana Laake and her special guest Silvano Arnoldo will be discussing how probiotics help with candida and other problems caused by bacterial imbalance, and the importance of documented strains.

Silvano Arnoldo is a probiotics industry consultant in product development, manufacturing procedures, quality assurance, technical support and educational services. As a probiotic consultant for Jarrow Formulas, Silvano works to heighten consumers’ awareness about probiotic strains that are science-based and supported by clinical documentation.

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Cleansing and detoxification protocols – when in doubt, follow the gut, nutritional detoxification and digestive healing 

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Caroline Alexander will be discussing cleansing and detoxification protocols.

Caroline Alexander is a Nationally Board Certified I-ACT Instructor for Colon Hydrotherapy and the founder of Vitality Cleansing. Ms. Alexander promotes colon hydrotherapy within the current scope of practice for professional, certified colon hydrotherapy and works toward integrating the science of healing with the art of healing. Ms. Alexander actively participates with medical professionals to gain greater recognition for the value of colon hydrotherapy.

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Disease-Proof: The Remarkable Truth About What Makes Us Well

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. David L. Katz will be discussing the book, Disease-Proof: The Remarkable Truth About What Makes Us Well.

David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, is a renowned authority on nutrition, weight management, and the prevention of chronic disease, and a recognized leader in integrative medicine and patient-centered care. His book Disease-Proof reveals that we can reduce our risk of any chronic disease by an astonishing 80% – more than any drug or intervention could ever hope to do. Disease-Proof equips readers with the knowledge to manage weight, improve immune function, reprogram our genes, and prevent and reverse life-altering illnesses.

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Benefits of probiotic supplementation

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Donald Brown will be discussing the benefits of probiotic supplementation.
Dr. Donald Brown is naturopathic physician and widely respected authority on the safety and efficacy of dietary supplements and evidence-based natural medicine. Dr. Brown is the founder and director of Natural Product Research Consultants in Seattle, WA. Founded in 1990, the organization has provided consulting for companies in the natural product and pharmaceutical industries as well as education for health care professionals. Maintaining an impressive portfolio of corporate and private clients, Dr. Brown is also a highly respected author, editor, and lecturer.

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