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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.

Immune System Health

Inflammation: the health benefits of turmeric

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Erin Stokes, ND, will discuss inflammation and the health benefits of turmeric.

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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Wahls protocol – an integrative approach to healing chronic autoimmune conditions

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Terry Wahls will discuss The Wahls Protocol – an integrative approach to healing chronic autoimmune conditions.

Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa, where she teaches internal medicine residents, sees patients in a traumatic brain injury clinic and conducts clinical trials. She is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for 4 years. Dr. Wahls restored her health using using Paleo principles and functional medicine and now pedals her bike to work each day. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine and her new book, The Wahls Protocol A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles. She teaches the public and medical community about the healing power of intensive nutrition.

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Leptin, gut bacteria and belly fat

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Mike Mutzel will discuss the effect of leptin, microbes, and metabolism on belly fat.

Mike Mutzel has blended his formal education – a degree in biology and graduate work in clinical nutrition – with his competitive athletic background and personal training experience to help others improve their health. He regularly conducts live webinars and workshops to help healthcare professionals keep abreast of the rapid advancements in the fields of nutrition, metabolism, and immunity. Mike is a functional medicine consultant for Xymogen and author of Belly Fat Effect.

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Winter immunity: strategies for supporting optimal immune health during the holidays and beyond.

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Erin Stokes discuss strategies for supporting optimal immune health during the holidays and beyond.

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. She practices naturopathic medicine in Boulder, CO.

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How chemicals are altering our microbiome, hormones, and immune systems and what that means to our health.

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Tom Malterre will be discussing how chemicals are altering our microbiome, hormones, and immune systems and what that means to our health.

Tom Malterre, MS, CN, received both his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees 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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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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Dr. Susan Blum’s new book, The Immune System Recovery Plan: A Doctor’s 4-Step Program to Treat Autoimmune Disease.

Topic: Dr. Susan Blum’s new book, The Immune System Recovery Plan: A Doctor’s 4-Step Program to Treat Autoimmune Disease.
Special guest: Dr. Susan Blum, an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, has been treating, healing and preventing chronic diseases for nearly two decades.

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Effective Immune Support

Host Dana Laake and her special guest Dean Morris, Master Herbalist, will be discussing effective immune support.

Dean Morris is a 5th generation master herbalist. He grew up on herbs and has diverse experience in organic horticulture, the natural foods industry, and healthcare. As the Director of Technical Affairs for Nature’s Way, Dean enjoys sharing the benefits of the many products he helped launch. He also enjoys leading herb walk presentations, which he feels fortunate to provide both in the U.S. and abroad.

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Micronutrient Status – Implications in Common Chronic Conditions

Host Dana Laake and her special guest John F. Crawford, Ph.D., will be discussing micronutrient testing for nutritional status and health implications in common chronic conditions.

John F. Crawford, Ph.D. is the Senior Vice President of Operations for SpectraCell Laboratories. Dr. Crawford oversees the daily operations of the laboratory and works closely with the University of Texas Biochemical Institute to develop new assays. He has 25 years of operating and general management experience in the clinical laboratory industry.

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Stress and Its Impact on the Immune System

Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest, Dr. Ann Allworth, Ph.D, will be discussing Stress and its Impact on the Immune System. Dr. Allworth, is an educator and consultant with MegaFood.

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