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.

Thyroid Health

“The Cochrane Method,” which integrates a multi-level nutritional approach to develop a bio-individualized plan for her clients

Special guest: Teri Cochrane, CCP, is an integrative practitioner in nutritional counseling. She received her bachelor of science degree from the University of Florida, and she is a graduate of the Huntington College of Health Sciences and the National Leadership Institute. She also has extensive certifications and experience in holistic medicinal practices, such as healing touch, craniosacral therapy, meditation techniques, certified coaching and herbology. Teri is currently in private practice in the metro DC area, where she specializes in complex health conditions and elite athletic performance. She is a frequent guest on BlogTalkRadio, including Thyroid Nation, Unlimited Realities and Life Mastery Radio.

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Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about your gut health

Special guest: Dr. Will Cole

Dr. Will Cole, leading functional medicine practitioner, specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors and customizing health programs for chronic conditions such as thyroid issues, autoimmune, hormonal dysfunctions, and more. He consults locally in the Pittsburgh area as well as webcam and phone consultations for people across the country and around the world. Dr. Cole lectures nationally and writes articles for health-related sites such as mindbodygreen.com.

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Adrenal stress and thyroid dysfunction

Special Guest: Adam Banning

Adam Banning serves as a lecturer and senior functional medicine consultant with Metagenics. Adam has 25 years of experience teaching doctors and patients about alternative medicine and meditation. He has lent his clinical expertise to over 900 healthcare practices in North America and served as a consultant to leaders in many areas of holistic medicine. He has hosted and co-hosted numerous health-related radio shows and is the author of the self-help book, Seeing the Angel in the Mirror.

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Thyroid health – signs and symptoms, testing options, and treatments

Special guest: Dr. Martha Calihan, MD, is a board certified family physician who has practiced in the northern Virginia region for more than 30 years. She is also a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and board certified in holistic and integrative medicine. Dr. Calihan is the founder and CEO of the Five Stones Healing Arts and Wellness Center and is trained in acupuncture and mind-body medicine. Her philosophy is simple – she believes that true health comes from being in balance in body, mind and spirit, and that the body has an innate ability to heal itself when properly supported.

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A helpful and actionable guide to reverse thyroid symptoms

Special guest: Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP

Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP is an internationally acclaimed thyroid specialist and licensed pharmacist. After being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in 2009, she dedicated her career to addressing the root causes of autoimmune thyroid disease. Dr. Wentz is the author of the New York Times best-selling patient guide Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, and her new protocol-based book Hashimoto’s Protocol: A 90-Day Plan for Reversing Thyroid Symptoms and Getting Your Life Back. As a patient advocate, researcher, clinician and educator, Dr. Wentz is committed to raising awareness on how to overcome autoimmune thyroid disease.

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Healing thyroid disease

Special guest: Amy Myers, MD

Amy Myers, MD, is a renowned leader in Functional Medicine and New York Times bestselling author of The Autoimmune Solution. She received her doctorate in medicine from LSU Health Sciences Center and spent 5 years working in emergency medicine before training with the Institute of Functional Medicine. She has helped thousands around the world recover from chronic illness through her dietary-based program, The Myers Way®, and she has created multiple interactive eBooks and eCourses to guide readers through her revolutionary approach to health.

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Double whammy: hypothyroid and adrenal fatigue

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Holly Lucille will be discussing hypothyroid symptoms and adrenal fatigue.

Dr. Holly Lucille, ND, RN, is a naturopathic physician, an expert on women’s health issues, and a member of the Enzymatic Therapy Scientific Advisory Board. In her private practice, Dr. Lucille makes use of her extensive education in various modalities including homeopathy, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, body and energy work, and mind-body and lifestyle counseling.

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Beautiful Inside and Out: Conquering Thyroid Disease with a Healthy, Happy, “Thyroid Sexy” Life

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Mary Shomon will be discussing the book, Beautiful Inside and Out: Conquering Thyroid Disease with a Healthy, Happy, “Thyroid Sexy” Life.

Mary Shomon is a patient advocate and author who transformed her 1995 thyroid diagnosis into a mission to educate and empower others struggling with thyroid and hormonal conditions. Her latest book, co-authored with former Baywatch star Gena Lee Nolin, starts out with Gena’s story including her time in Hollywood, struggling with symptoms that were eventually diagnosed as thyroid disease. Beautiful Inside and Out includes chapters to help other women understand what the thyroid does, recognize the possible signs of a thyroid problem, find and deal with the right doctors, have the appropriate tests, get properly diagnosed, and choose the most effective treatments.

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Insomnia and adrenal fatigue

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Bradley Bush will be discussing insomnia and adrenal fatigue.

Dr. Bradley Bush, a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, is currently the Director of Clinician Affairs for NeuroScience. Dr. Bush specializes in neuro-endo-immune health, nutrition and infusion therapies. His focus is on addressing gastrointestinal and HPA axis disturbances in addition to nutritional deficiencies as a cornerstone of patient care. Dr. Bush has worked for years for manufacturers of nutritional supplements and currently sits on the board of the Naturopathic Education and Research Consortium (NERC).

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Hypothyroidism, Nutrition, and Weight Loss

Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Mary Shomon will be discussing hypothyroidism, nutrition, and weight loss.

Patient advocate and author Mary Shomon transformed her 1995 thyroid diagnosis into a mission to educate and empower others struggling with thyroid and hormonal conditions. Mary has written a number of best-selling books on thyroid disease, hormones and weight loss, and is a nationally-known patient activist. In addition to her work with About.com, Mary founded Thyroid-Info.com and publishes the popular “Sticking Out Our Necks” thyroid newsletter.

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