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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.

Stress

Stress, and its impact on health, with a focus on the immune system

Special guest: Erin Stokes, ND

Erin Stokes, ND, is the Medical Director at MegaFood, and a registered naturopathic doctor in the state of Colorado. In her role as Medical Director, Erin has the opportunity to educate on health and wellness topics via webinars, radio shows, articles and blogs. Dr. Stokes received her naturopathic doctor degree from Bastyr University in 2001. Shortly afterwards she began to pursue her passion for educating others by teaching Western Pathology and Psychology of Healing at Southwest Acupuncture College. She combines her experience as a naturopathic doctor with an extensive background in the natural products industry. Erin’s personal mission is to empower people with the inspiration and tools to change their lives.

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The mind’s ability to heal the body, the role of stress in modern society, and the role of supplements and the immune system

Special guest: Dr. Ronald Peters

Dr. Ronald Peters, MD, MPH, is trained in family medicine and has earned a Masters of Public Health in the prevention of disease. Dr. Peters has 30 years of experience in nutritional biochemistry and holistic health care. He has had medical practices in California and Oregon and is currently the director of the MindBody Medicine Center in Scottsdale, AZ. His lifetime of practicing medicine has led to a mind-body approach to holistic wellness that finds causes, not just symptoms.

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The benefits of magnesium including support for relaxation, stress, sleep, mood and fatigue

Special guest: Rex Jones

Rex Jones has been an educator with Garden of Life for more than seven years and brings with him a lifelong passion for the Natural Foods Industry and a strong knowledge of herbals. For more than 10 years he worked in a natural foods retail setting as a nutrition manager and herbalist. Rex also led classes, co-hosted a radio show, managed web content and gave a variety of in-store and off-site health lectures. He is excited to share the Garden of Life mission: Empowering Extraordinary Health®.

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Getting in the mood – fighting fertility stress

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Chloe Carmichael, Ph.D., will discuss fighting fertility stress.

Dr. Chloe Carmichael, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in New York City. She focuses on stress management, relationship issues, self esteem, and coaching. Dr. Carmichael is known nationwide for her online tools and support groups that help individuals and couples facing relationship stress, including fertility problems.

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The far-reaching effects of stress on adrenal health

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Cheryl Burdette, ND, will discuss the far-reaching effects of stress on adrenal health.

Cheryl K. Burdette, ND, received her Doctor of Naturopathy degree from Bastyr University in 2001. She completed her residency at Cancer Treatment Centers of America and the Family Health and Wellness Center. She has lectured internationally, and believes that education is a critical component of empowering others on their journey to wellness. Dr. Burdette has been a member of Xymogen’s Medical Board of Advisors since 2009.

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Mind-body tools to help you let go of stress

Dr. Kevin Passero’s special guest Dr. Kim D’Eramo will share her personal experience using self-healing to overcome chronic illness.

Dr. Kim D’Eramo is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician who trained at Emory University’s Grady Hospital in Atlanta. Her bestselling book, The MindBody Toolkit, explains the basis for how the prolonged stress state generates toxicity and imbalance in the body, and how reversing this stress state restores our natural state of well-being. Dr. D’Eramo conducts online group training programs, and speaks nationally to doctors, medical students, and the general public for training in mind-body medicine.

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Stress and the importance of adrenal support

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Cheryl K. Burdette, ND, will discuss stress and the importance of adrenal support.

Cheryl K. Burdette, ND, received her Doctor of Naturopathy degree from Bastyr University in 2001. She completed her residency at Cancer Treatment Centers of America and the Family Health and Wellness Center. She has lectured internationally, and believes that education is a critical component of empowering others on their journey to wellness. Dr. Burdette has been a member of Xymogen’s Medical Board of Advisors since 2009.

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Stress and the inflammation connection

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Buddy Ojeda will discuss how stress affects 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 smart use of nutritional supplements.

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The effects of stress on the body and mind, and how to deal with pain and illness using mind-body techniques.

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Diane Gilman will discuss effects of stress on the body and mind, and how to deal with pain and illness using mind-body techniques.

Diane Gilman, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and founder of The Center for Mind and Body Health, LLC. Her practice focuses on a holistic and integrated approach to therapy with specialties in chronic pain and chronic illness. She works with children, teens and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, phobias, grief/loss, eating disorders, and difficulty adjusting to life changes and relationship stress. Dr. Gilman also provides psychological testing and conducts workshops, presentations, and lectures in the community.

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STRESS — natural supplements to support stress relief and help boost energy and focus… even without caffeine!

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Catherine M. Foley will be discussing STRESS — natural supplements to support stress relief and help boost energy and focus… even without caffeine!

Catherine Foley has been working/studying and educating in the natural health industry for over 15 years. Her passion for science and respect for the human biological system inspired her toward a career in natural health. She also loves helping people and sharing what she has learned, being able to help translate that into dialogue that can be easily understood, and helping people to make more informed decisions. Catherine chose to work for Jarrow Formulas because of their commitment to science and truth in labeling.

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