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.

Weight Management

Diet plans—paleo, ketogenic, Atkins, Mediterranean. Is one right for you?

Special guest: Bill Shaddle

Bill Shaddle has been involved in helping doctors understand and apply nutrition as a therapeutic tool for nearly 40 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 Strategic Development for Metagenics, where he uses his background and knowledge to help translate Metagenics’ science into practical application for the healthcare practitioner.

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The new line of sports supplements from Garden of Life

Special guest: Rex Jones

Rex Jones has been an educator with Garden of Life for over 7 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, as well as led classes, co-hosted a radio show, 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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Health benefits of Niagen

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Anthony Thomas, Ph.D., will discuss the health benefits of Niagen.

Anthony Thomas, Ph.D., earned his B.A. in Nutrition, Food Science, and Dietetics from California State University Northridge, his doctorate in Nutritional Biology from the University of California at Davis, and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of California at Los Angeles Larry Hillblom Islet Research Center. His primary research interests have focused on the influence of dietary and lifestyle factors on the pathogenesis of chronic cardiovascular/metabolic diseases including obesity, insulin resistance syndrome, and type 2 diabetes. He has authored/co-authored multiple peer reviewed scientific manuscripts and has served as a referee with relevant expertise in the fields of nutrition, obesity, and diabetes for multiple scientific journals.

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Surprising herbal tricks to depress your appetite and stomach through the Holidays and New Year

Dana Laake and her special guest David Foreman will discuss herbal tricks to suppress your appetite and cravings through the holidays and New Year.

David Foreman, RPh, is a retired pharmacist, author and radio host of the syndicated show, “The Herbal Pharmacist.” He is well-versed on the healing powers of herbs, vitamins and other natural supplements. Dave is a graduate of the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy and is author of the book, 4 Pillars of Health: Heart Disease. He has lectured at some of America’s leading universities, medical groups and hospitals on the subject of natural health and healing. Dave believes that education is the key to understanding that natural health plays a role in mainstream medicine.

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The Gut Balance Revolution

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Gerard Mullin will discuss his new book, The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!

Dr. Gerard Mullin is an Associate Professor of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is board-certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology, integrative medicine, functional medicine and nutrition. Dr. Mullin is renowned for his work in integrative gastroenterology and nutrition. He has over 20 years of clinical experience in the field of integrative gastroenterology and earned his Master’s degree in nutrition while in practice. He is the author of several professional desk reference and trade books including his latest, The Gut Balance Revolution.

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Five ways to speed up a slowpoke metabolism

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Chris Mohr will discuss five ways to speed up a slowpoke metabolism.

Dr. Christopher Mohr, PhD, RD, is a fitness and nutritional expert with an innovative, integrated approach to wellness, weight loss, nutrition and exercise, supported by years of experience in academics, research and practical fieldwork. As the owner of Mohr Results, Inc., he has been a consultant to a number of media outlets and corporations, including the Discovery Health Channel and University of Louisville Athletics. Dr. Mohr appears regularly as a guest nutrition expert on radio and TV and has written over 500 articles for consumer publications, newspapers, and websites. Dr. Mohr is a member of the Medical Advisory Board for Nordic Naturals.

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Weight loss and detox

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Michael Jurgelewicz will discuss weight loss.

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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The Bulletproof Diet and how to lose up to a pound a day, reclaim energy and focus, and upgrade your life

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dave Asprey will discuss The Bulletproof Diet and how to lose up to a pound a day, reclaim energy and focus, and upgrade your life.

Dave Asprey is the creator of the widely popular drink, Bulletproof Coffee. Through his work Dave provides strategies for taking control of and improving your body and mind so they work in unison. 15 years ago Dave lost more than 100 pounds and discovered what he believes are the keys to supercharging the human brain. Today his full-time focus is on running his health consultancy and media company, The Bulletproof Executive.

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Appetite control and weight management

Topic: Appetite Control and Weight Management
Guest: Dallas Clouatre, Ph.D. earned his A.B. from Stanford and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. A Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, he is a prominent industry consultant.

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Weight management, digestive health regulation through natural medicine, and types of healing massage treatments.

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guests Dr. Tracy Hackett and Dr. Shaundel Knights of Eastern Holistic Arts will be discussing weight management, digestive health regulation through natural medicine, and types of healing massage treatments.

Tracy L. Hackett, DOM, L.Ac, is a Licensed Acupuncturist and clinical herbalist in Washington, DC. Dr. Hackett has practiced Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) since 2005 and has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1997. Her study of healing arts in India, China, Ladakh, Nepal, Thailand, and Bali gives her a well-rounded cultural understanding of traditional medicine and healing modalities.

Dr. Shaundel Knights, ND, grew up in Guyana, South America and knew she would follow in the footsteps of her grandmother, a natural healer. Today she is a naturopathic physician with a focus on natural skin care and pain management. Dr. Knights is also a certified massage therapist and maintains this hands-on approach to healing in her practice.

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