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.

Nutrition

How to survive our toxic environment

Special guest: Dr. Daniel Nuzum

Dr. Daniel Nuzum was born and raised in a family of naturopaths. He was his parents’ only biological son, but when he was 7 years old, his parents started adopting children; over time they adopted 32 kids, most with special needs. This is where Daniel’s love for natural medicine began, as he watched his mother make the necessary dietary changes for each child. Alternative medicine came naturally to him and when he received his license at the age of 20, he became the youngest licensed naturopath in US history. Dr. Nuzum is a Doctor of Osteopathy, Naturopathy, Naprapathic Medicine, and a Medical Acupuncturist, and has been formulating his own line of nutritional supplements for many years.

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Garden of Life’s use of clean ingredients in their products

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Amber Lynn Vitse, CN, will discuss Garden of Life’s use of clean ingredients in their products.

Amber Lynn Vitse is a Certified Nutritionist in Integrative Nutrition, and also brings her training in Ayurvedic medicine to the Garden of Life education team. She has worked in product retail for 16 years, as well as maintained her own wellness practice, often working with doctors and alternative health practitioners promoting optimum health, inside and out. Amber has written educational articles for a variety of natural health publications, and she is excited to be a Regional Educator for Garden of Life and continue the mission of Empowering Extraordinary Health®.

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Reversing diabetes using whole, natural, plant-source nutrition.

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Gabriel Cousens will discuss reversing diabetes using whole, natural, plant-source nutrition.

Dr. Gabriel Cousens is a holistic physician, psychiatrist, family therapist, and cutting edge researcher on healing diabetes naturally. He holds an M.D. from Columbia Medical School, a doctorate in homeopathy, and diplomas in Ayurveda, clinical acupuncture, and holistic medicine. His multi-cultural background as an ordained rabbi, an acknowledged yogi, and a four-year Native American sundancer, adds insight to his “whole-person enlightenment” teachings. Dr. Cousens is the founder and director of the Tree of Life Foundation and the Tree of Life Center US. In his book, There Is A Cure For Diabetes, Dr. Cousens presents his center’s program for reversing diabetes naturally.

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How to become pain-free through movement and nutrition.

Dana Laake and her special guest Densil Roberts will discuss how to become pain-free through movement and nutrition.

Densil Roberts is the founder of Renegade Core Fitness and a Longevity Lifestyle Extension Prehab Specialist. He has worked with individuals and small groups on becoming pain-free through movement. He has also worked to educate medical professionals about the principles of nutrition and movement as it pertains to prevention and recovery from injuries. Densil has combined his education in rehabilitation with his passion for movement, pulsed magnetic fields, micro-circulation and nutrition to develop protocols for a pain-free and independent lifestyle.

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How to choose the right multivitamin to fill gaps in your diet, in order to maintain optimal health.

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Erin Stokes, ND, will discuss how to choose the right multivitamin to fill gaps in your diet, in order to maintain optimal health.

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 enjoys educating the public on health and wellness topics via webinars, radio shows, articles and blogs; her personal mission is to empower people with the inspiration and tools to change their lives. She practices naturopathic medicine and lives with her family in Boulder, CO.

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A novel nutritional therapy & pathway for addressing inflammation

Dana Laake and her special guest Sara LeBrun-Blashka will discuss a novel nutritional therapy and for addressing inflammation.

Sara LeBrun-Blashka is the Director of Medical Nutrition and Practitioner Engagement at Metagenics. Sara has led the teams that launched Ultra Glucose Control, UltraMeal Advanced Protein, New and Improved UltraInflamX Plus 360, and SPM Active. Sara is a nutritionist with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Food Science from Iowa State University. She has strong industry experience including many Fortune 500 companies such as Aramark, Novartis and Allergan. Sara has also provided medical and nutrition marketing consulting services and medical food development to a wide range of health-focus corporations.

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News you can use: Nutrient recommendations and safety and controversies in health and diet.

Topic: News you can you: Nutrient recommendations and safety and controversies in health and diet.
Special guest: Dana Laake is a licensed nutritionist providing preventive and therapeutic medical nutrition services for over 25 years. Her practice includes the 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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Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain – for Life.

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. David Perlmutter will discuss his new book, Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain – for Life.

David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM, is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of nutritional influences in neurological disorders. Dr. Perlmutter is the recipient of numerous awards for his innovative work in brain research, including the 2010 Humanitarian of the Year Award and the 2002 Linus Pauling Award. He is the author of many books, including the #1 New York Times best seller Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar – Your Brain’s Silent Killers.

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Seafood myths and misconceptions

Dana Laake and her special guest Jeff Moore will discuss seafood myths and misconceptions.

Jeff Moore is the president of International Pacific Seafoods, Inc., a specialty importer, processor and trader of premium quality seafood to the foodservice and retail segments. The company’s mission is to provide the finest seafood for a culinary experience that is not only fabulous and memorable, but so fantastic that their customers cannot wait to share the secret to their fabulous meals with their friends.

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Nutrition controversies and getting back to the basics

Dana Laake discusses nutrition controversies and getting back to the basics.

Dana Laake is a licensed nutritionist providing preventive and therapeutic medical nutrition services for over 25 years. Her practice includes the 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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