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.

Essential Fatty Acids

Fish Oil Absorption

Special guest: Joshua Chernov is a senior medical consultant for Xymogen with a focus on functional and integrative medicine. He is a certified personal trainer and a certified lifestyle educator. He is developing dietary and exercise regimens for cardiometabolic patients throughout the mid-Atlantic area, as well as working on a masters in nutrition.

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Omega-3 basics, cognition, pain and inflammation

Special guest: Dr. Chris Oswald

Dr. Chris Oswald, DC, CNS, has extensive post-graduate training in functional medicine. With the use of functional diagnostics, he has developed a highly effective approach to support those struggling with weight gain, fatigue, depression and digestive problems. In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Oswald works with other healthcare practitioners teaching them how to provide the highest quality and most effective care, so their patients can also realize the power of integrative physical medicine. Dr. Oswald is a Member of the Scientific Advisory Board at Nordic Naturals.

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Benefits of omega-3s through a woman’s life cycle

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Dr. Aimée Shunney will discuss the benefits of omega-3s through a woman’s life cycle.

Aimée Gould Shunney, ND, is in private practice in Santa Cruz, CA, where she blends conventional medical diagnosis and treatment with the use of natural therapeutics including dietary and lifestyle counseling, nutritional supplements, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and bio-identical hormones. Dr. Shunney is a dynamic educator, radio show host, and writer on a mission to empower people to take charge of their health with integrative medicine. She specializes in women’s health, functional endocrinology, and family medicine. As a Medical Advisor to Nordic Naturals, Dr. Shunney also enjoys extolling the virtues of fish oil to professional, retail, and consumer audiences across the country.

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Nutritional applications of CBD oil

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Stuart Tomc will discuss nutritional applications of CBD oil – an extract made from agricultural hemp-derived CBD cannabidiol.

Mr. Stuart Tomc is a recognized authority on the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, with 20 years of experience in the nutritional health industry. As Vice President of Human Nutrition at CannaVest, he recognizes CBD and its multiple mechanisms of action to support human health as perhaps the botanical equivalent of omega-3. In addition to CBD, he envisions a new category of dietary supplements derived from hemp and other phytocannabinoids, antioxidants and novel antimicrobials. As a global nutrition educator, and industry insider, Mr. Tomc is known for his extensive print interviews and contributions to noted books on integrative medicine, as well as his 4,000 radio appearances.

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Choosing an omega-3 supplement

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Maggie Laidlaw will be discussing how to choose an omega-3 supplement.

Dr. Maggie Laidlaw acquired her degrees in human nutrition from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Her doctoral research was on rheumatoid arthritis and supplementation with anti-inflammatory oils, such as fish and borage seed oil. Maggie was the Associate Director and Clinical Investigator at the Human Nutraceutical Research Unit at the University of Guelph for 4 years before becoming Director of the Clinical Trials Division of Nutrasource Diagnostics Inc. in 2007.

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The benefits of omega-3s for athletes – helping to prevent brain injury, and supporting recovery, if injured

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Michael Lewis will be discussing the benefits of omega-3s for athletes – helping to prevent brain injury, and supporting recovery, if injured.

Dr. Michael Lewis is the President of the Brain Health Education and Research Institute, which he founded upon retiring from the US Army after a distinguished 31-year career. Dr. Lewis has years of experience developing programs for the military on the use of omega-3 fatty acids and traumatic brain injury and suicide prevention. His work has been featured on CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, MD show, numerous radio and television spots, and around the world at scientific and nutritional conferences, where his insights and pioneering work have impacted thousands of lives.

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Nutrition controversies and news you can use

Dana Laake will be discussing “news you can use” and controversies related to health and nutrition.

Dana Laake is a licensed nutritionist who has been providing 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.

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Benefits of supplementing with omega fatty acids

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Aimée Gould Shunney will be discussing the benefits of supplementing with omega fatty acids.

Dr. Aimée Gould Shunney is a dynamic educator, radio show host, writer and dedicated naturopathic doctor on a mission to empower people to take charge of their health with integrative medicine. She is in private practice in Santa Cruz, CA where she specializes in women’s health, functional endocrinology, and family medicine. As a Medical Advisor to Nordic Naturals, Dr. Shunney also enjoys extolling the virtues of fish oil to professional, retail, and consumer audiences across the country.

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Recent media coverage about the omega-3 and prostate cancer study.

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Duffy MacKay will be discussing the recent media coverage of a study that suggests a higher risk of prostate cancer among men who eat omega-3 fatty acids.

Dr. MacKay leads Scientific and Regulatory Affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association representing dietary supplement manufacturers and ingredient suppliers. Dr. MacKay also serves on several advisory and editorial boards including the American Botanical Council, and the United States Pharmacopeia. Dr. MacKay maintains a part-time practice where he assists patients with integrating naturopathic medicine into their lives to support health, wellness, and chronic disease management.

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Sustainability, Foods to avoid – those high in omega-6s, Vegetarian EPA/DHA

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Stuart Tomc will be discussing sustainable foods, vegetarian EPA/DHA, and balancing omega fats.

Stuart Tomc has over 20 years of experience in the field of nutritional medicine. He is an authority on evidence-based dietary supplements and a respected consultant to the World Health Organization and integrative physicians worldwide. Stuart currently serves as Global Educator and spokesperson for Nordic Naturals.

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