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.

Omega-3

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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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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Omegas and bone nutrients for supporting core nutrition

Dana Laake and her special guest Bill Shaddle will be discussing omegas and bone nutrients for supporting core nutrition.

Bill Shaddle has been involved in helping doctors understand and apply nutrition as a therapeutic tool for more than 35 years. Bill has managed sales teams, product lines, divisions and companies in the nutritional sciences field. He has developed workshops and training programs on different health and nutritional topics and is co-author of the acclaimed Nutrition Masters Course series. Bill is currently the Senior Director of Training for Metagenics, where he uses his background and knowledge to help train representatives to support practitioners.

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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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Omega-3 vegetarian options –food and supplementation. And how do vegetarian options compare to fish

Dana Laake and her special guest, Dr. Scott Minton, Ph.D., will be discussing vegetarian sources of omega-3 and how they compare to fish oil.

Dr. Minton earned both a Masters and Ph.D. in Resource Ecology from the University of Michigan. He was a tenured Associate Professor at Vanguard University in the Biological Sciences. As a nutritional consultant, Dr. Minton practiced evidence-based nutrition, basing his dietary programs on a comprehensive intake process and advanced nutritional laboratory testing. This individual-centered strategy yielded successful experiences for patients with longstanding fatigue, excess weight gain, digestive distress, lowered immune function, hormone imbalances and other inflammatory conditions.

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Optimizing Blood Sugar Balance with Functional Foods and the Benefits of Krill Oil

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Joseph Evans will be discussing how to optimize blood sugar balance with functional foods and the benefits of krill oil.

Dr. Evans is a senior pharmaceutical scientist with extensive expertise in metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, inflammation, and oncology. He has special knowledge in the areas of natural product pharmacology, including antioxidants and polyphenolic compounds. Dr. Evans has more than 40 original research papers, reviews, and patents to his name, and serves as a reviewer for more than 30 scientific journals. He is a member of the Xymogen Medical Board of Advisors.

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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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The Role of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in the Treatment and Prevention of Brain Injuries

Host Dana Laake and her special guest
Dr. Michael D. Lewis will be discussing the role of omega-3 fatty acids in the treatment and prevention of brain injuries.

Dr. Michael D. Lewis, MD, MPH, MBA, FACPM, is the founder and president of the Brain Health Education and Research Foundation, LLC. His postgraduate training was completed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and he is board-certified and a Fellow in the American College of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Lewis has been a pioneer in the clinical use of omega-3 fatty acids for the prevention, acute treatment, and rehabilitation of brain injuries including traumatic brain injury and concussions, stroke, PTSD, and other conditions. Over his career, his insights and revolutionary work have impacted thousands of lives and he is passionate about continuing to find improved solutions to the age old problem of brain injury.

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