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.

Fitness

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

Special guest: Michael Lewis, MD, MPH, MBA, FACPM, FACN, 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. He is in private practice in Potomac, MD, and is the author of the recent Amazon #1 top seller book, When Brains Collide: What every athlete and parent should know about the prevention and treatment of concussions and head injuries.

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Important herbs and nutrients to aid injury and recovery

Special guest: Dr. Alan Miller, ND

Dr. Alan Miller, ND, is a 1989 graduate of Bastyr University and a well-known clinician and educator who has lectured at medical conferences nationally and internationally. He has been a member of Thorne Research’s Medical Affairs team since 1994. As an author and researcher, Alan has published over 20 articles in the peer-reviewed journal Alternative Medicine Review. He is Chief Medical Editor of the book Alternative Medicine Review Monogrophs, Volume One and is a contributing author to the Textbook of Natural Medicine.

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Uncommon strategies for improving energy and mental focus

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Anthony DiClementi will discuss uncommon strategies for improving energy and mental focus.

Anthony DiClementi, CNS, NCSF-CPT, is an executive health and fitness coach, as well as a specialist in functional medicine. He teaches uncommon strategies to improve energy, cognition, mood, fat loss and physical performance. Anthony and his team of experts have assisted clients worldwide in overcoming chronic and degenerative conditions, where more conventional approaches have failed.

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Supplements for athletes: the good, the bad and the ugly

Dana Laake and her special guest Tavis Piattoly will discuss dietary supplementation for athletes.

Tavis Piattoly, MS, RD, LDN, is the sports dietitian and nutrition consultant for the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans, and the Tulane University Athletics Department. Prior to this, he held the same position for the New Orleans Saints for several years. He works with athletes from high school to Olympic levels, designing individualized nutrition programs to improve their health, performance and recovery.

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Breathing, healing, fitness, and exercise – the FlexAware® way

Dana Laake and her special guest Steven Shafarman will be discussing FlexAware® – a holisistic approach to movement and breathing exercises for health and fitness.

Steven Shafarman is the creator of FlexAware®, an approach to healing, fitness, and exercise that helps people of all ages and all health conditions breathe freely and move easily. Steven is an author, teacher and leading Feldenkrais Method practitioner. He is the author of the FlexAware Fitness DVD and six books, including Awareness Heals: The Feldenkrais Method for Dynamic Health.

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How to use the Cellercise® home exercise trampoline for better health and fitness.

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest David Hall will be discussing how to use the Cellercise® home exercise trampoline for better health and fitness.

David Hall is an international speaker who has helped reenergize the idea of mini-trampolines for home health workouts. He is a sought-after motivational speaker who for over 15 years has demonstrated his 10-minute per day program to become stronger, more flexible and healthier. Cellercise® is Dave Hall’s unique process of exercise that applies weight and movement to work all parts of the body.

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Benefits and risks of exercise, and how to know if your body is ready for different levels of physical activity

Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Mark Shafer will be discussing the benefits and risks of exercise, and how to know if your body is ready for different levels of physical activity.

Mark Shafer has over 12 years of experience in the fitness industry. He is a Muscle Activation Techniques Certified Specialist and a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Mark works with individuals to identify and treat muscular imbalances that contribute to poor performance and repetitive stress injuries. He coaches top athletes as well as beginners on exercises for heart rate training.

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Proper Nutrition for Optimal Sports Performance and Injury Prevention

Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Steven Horwitz will be discussing proper nutrition for optimal sports performance and injury prevention.

Steven Horwitz, DC, is a certified chiropractic sports physician, strength and conditioning specialist, and a coach for USA Weightlifting. He has worked with elite athletes, serving as the only chiropractor for the 1996 US Olympic team. He is particularly interested in reaching as many young athletes as possible.

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Myths of working out, hiring a personal trainer, different types of training, nutrition for fitness, and health benefits of working out.

Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Wilma McFadden will be discussing myths about exercising, hiring a personal trainer, different types of training, and the importance of nutrition for fitness.

Wilma McFadden is the owner of Body Beyond Fit, where the mission is to help clients assess their fitness status, identify a course of action, and take control of issues such as weight loss, diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, and obesity with exercise and diet.

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Getting in Shape for Spring

Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Joseph Lamb, MD will be discussing getting in shape for spring.

Dr. Lamb is Director of Intramural Clinical Research at The Functional Medicine Research Center for Metagenics.

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