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.

Pain Management

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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Natural strategies to combat inflammation, and why conventional approaches can put your heart at risk

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Decker Weiss will discuss natural strategies to combat inflammation, and why conventional approaches can put your heart at risk.

Dr. Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA, is the first naturopathic physician to complete a conventional internship, residency, and fellowship in a conventional medical system. He trained in the Columbia Hospital system, the Arizona Heart Hospital, and the prestigious Arizona Heart Institute. Dr. Weiss has a holistic approach to cardiovascular disease management and is a pioneer in the application of effective natural alternatives to heart bypass and angioplasty. He is also knowledgeable about natural treatments for autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal issues, weight loss, and most forms of chronic disease. Dr. Weiss has traveled worldwide training physicians and pharmacists on safer ways to use fewer prescriptions and provide improved outcomes to their patients, and is currently is a consultant for Solgar.

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Managing osteoarthritis

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Michael Jurgelewicz will discuss managing osteoarthritis.

Michael Jurgelewicz, DC, DACBN, DCBCN has been studying nutrition and wellness for the past 11 years. As Director of Product and Clinical Support at Designs for Health, he assists healthcare providers with technical aspects and clinical applications of the product line. He is the author of the Designs for Health weekly e-newsletter and contributes to their blog as well as other professional publications. Dr. Jurgelewicz’s academic training and clinical experience in functional medicine position him as an authority in the management of a variety of chronic health conditions.

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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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Using your body’s stem cells and platelets to treat arthritis and other musculoskeletal injuries

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Mayo Friedlis will be discussing using stem cells and platelets from your own body to treat arthritis and other musculoskeletal injuries.

Dr. Friedlis joined the National Spine & Pain Centers in 1983 and has helped expand the practice into a leading pain management facility. He is passionate about the science of managing pain and committed to delivering the most effective therapies possible to each of his patients. Dr. Friedlis is one of few physicians in the Washington DC area trained to perform Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, and is one of the first doctors in the area to use Stem Cell Therapy for musculoskeletal injuries, in particular knee and hip arthritis.

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New strategies for inflammation, energy and migraines

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Shanti Albani will be discussing new strategies for inflammation, energy and migraines.

Dr. Shanti Albani, a doctor of naturopathic medicine, has certifications in herbal medicine and bioidentical hormone replacement. She had a primary care practice for many years in Mexico in the small town of San Miguel de Allende. She also owned a health food store where she held trainings on health and nutrition for the general public. While living in Mexico, Dr. Albani worked for a country-wide bioidentical hormone replacement company and trained physicians in the use of bioidentical hormones. She currently lives in Florida and works for Life Extension as a clinical trainer.

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Nutritional support for managing inflammation

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Buddy Ojeda, CN, will be discussing nutritional support for managing inflammation.

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 Benefits of IncrediBraces for Circulation and Pain Support

Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Jackson Corley will be discussing the benefits of IncrediBraces for circulation and pain support.

In 2008, Dr. Jackson Corley, a certified chiropractor and extreme-sports enthusiast, was mountain biking in Upper Bidwell Park. He crashed and fell down a 15-foot ravine, herniating five discs and severely injuring his legs. In lieu of surgery, he invented special socks called Incredisocks and a back brace called the Incredibrace using materials that vastly improved blood and oxygen flow and relieved his pain. He’s since modified the Incredibrace to include wrist and knee braces. In less than two years on the market, his Incrediwear products are catching fire worldwide.

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Importance of Magnesium Sulfate for Healthy Living

Host Dana Laake and her special guests Warren Chambers and Dr. Arthur J. Sumrall, MD, will be discussing the importance of magnesium sulfate for healthy living.

Over the past 30 years, Warren Chambers has formulated several personal care products that have gained prominence in the industries of Professional Sports Medicine and Health & Beauty. Dr. Sumrall is the founder of the Longevity Institute of Indiana and primarily practices in dermatology and wellness medicine. Warren Chambers and Dr. Sumrall co-developed Magsoothium – a magnesium sulfate-based formulation, which comes in the form of a cream, spray or crystals, and helps to soothe aching muscles, rejuvenate damaged skin and promote general wellness.

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Pain Connection – Support for Chronic Pain Sufferers and their Families

Dana Laake and her special guest Gwenn Herman will be discussing support for chronic pain sufferers and their families.

Gwenn Herman is a Maryland clinical social worker whose life was turned upside-down in 1995 by a car accident. Frustrated by the lack of awareness and understanding of chronic pain that she repeatedly confronted among medical professionals, Gwenn founded the Pain Connection, Chronic Pain Outreach Center in 1999 – a nonprofit center providing support groups, education and training.

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