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.

Food Sensitivities

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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“The Truth Behind Gluten” and “How to Power Up Your Mitochondria”

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Joe Pizzorno will be discussing the truth behind gluten and how to power up your mitochondria.

Dr. Joseph E. Pizzorno, ND, is one of the world’s leading authorities on science-based natural medicine. A physician, educator, researcher and expert spokesperson, Dr. Pizzorno is founding president of Bastyr University, America’s largest and most successful accredited institution of natural medicine. Licensed as a naturopathic physician in Washington State since 1975, he has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors for his academic, professional and public affairs leadership. Dr. Pizzorno is the author of Total Wellness and co-author of the internationally acclaimed physician’s reference Textbook of Natural Medicine. Among his many affiliations, Dr. Pizzorno serves as a board member for the Institute for Functional Medicine and is a contributor to developing the Functional Medicine model.

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Weight loss and food intolerances

Dana Laake and her special guest JJ Virgin will be discussing must-haves to “lift off” the pounds while on vacation.

JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS, is one of the nation’s foremost fitness and nutrition experts, and an accomplished public speaker and media personality. Her 25 years in the health and fitness industry, with the past 10 in holistic nutrition and functional medicine, have earned JJ recognition as a go-to weight loss expert who can unlock the door to lifelong weight management through her sensible, no-fail approach to nutrition and fitness.

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Nutritional complications and deficiencies associated with common food sensitivities

Host Dana Laake and her special guest Tom Malterre will be discussing nutritional complications and deficiencies associated with common food sensitivities.

Tom Malterre, MS, CN, received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University and is licensed by the state of Washington as a certified nutritionist. Tom travels throughout the United States and Canada lecturing at conferences on topics such as vitamin D, gluten intolerance, and digestive health. He empowers people through classes, seminars, and private counseling with his insight and depth of knowledge on the biochemical interactions within our bodies, and their relationships to our diet.

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Food Sensitivities and Their Effects on Health

Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Bradley Bush, ND will be discussing food sensitivities and their effects on health.

Dr. Bradley Bush is the Clinical Director for NeuroScience, Inc. He practiced medicine for 7 years at New Hampshire Natural Health Clinic in Bedford, NH, specializing in neuroendocrine disorders, gastrointestinal disorders and IV therapies. Dr. Bush was the founder of the annual event Pharmaceutical Perspectives and co-founder of 4-Corners Medical Education. He has worked in the nutritional supplement industry for many years.

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Food sensitivities and nutrtition ideas to stabalize blood sugar and optimize energy levels

Host Dr. Kevin Passero will be discussing food sensitivities and nutrition ideas to stabilize blood sugar and optimize energy levels.

Special guest Chris Young, VP of Sales and Marketing for NutraFusion Nutritionals, will be discussing the benefits of protein supplements to enhance the diet. Chris has more than a decade of experience in the natural products industry.

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Diet, detoxification, food sensitivities, food additives, food cravings

Topics: Diet, detoxification, food sensitivities, food additives, food cravings

Special guest: Deanna Minich, PhD, CN – Director, Information Integration and Innovation for Metagenics

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