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

Healthy eating and exercise to look, live and feel your best

Dana Laake and her special guest Debi Silber will be discussing healthy eating and exercise to look, live and feel your best.

Debi Silber, MS, RD, WHC™, The Mojo Coach®, and President of Lifestyle Fitness, Inc., is a leading authority on health, fitness, lifestyle and personal development. Debi branded The Mojo Coach® because she’s personally led hundreds of clients to achieve their ultimate body, mind, image and lifestyle – inspiring them to “get their mojo back,” and helping them transform into their personal and professional best. She is a featured expert on almost 20 websites, a popular radio guest, and quoted regularly online and in print. Debi is a regular contributor to the Village Green blog.

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Disease-Proof: The Remarkable Truth About What Makes Us Well

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. David L. Katz will be discussing the book, Disease-Proof: The Remarkable Truth About What Makes Us Well.

David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, is a renowned authority on nutrition, weight management, and the prevention of chronic disease, and a recognized leader in integrative medicine and patient-centered care. His book Disease-Proof reveals that we can reduce our risk of any chronic disease by an astonishing 80% – more than any drug or intervention could ever hope to do. Disease-Proof equips readers with the knowledge to manage weight, improve immune function, reprogram our genes, and prevent and reverse life-altering illnesses.

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Hormones – how they affect, mood, weight gain and energy

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Holly Lucille will be discussing hormones and how they affect, mood, weight gain and energy.
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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How to lose weight and still eat your cake!

Dana Laake and her special guest Heather Gunn, MS, CNS, LDN will be discussing how to lose weight and still eat your cake!

Heather is a clinical herbalist, licensed nutritionist and fitness consultant. Heather attained a Master of Science in Plant Medicine from the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) and is also a certified nutrition specialist in Maryland. Her special interests are supporting overall health, weight loss, hormone balance and stress management. Heather is a strong believer in functional wellness and uses nutrition and plants to support good sleep, improved energy, better concentration, low stress levels and balanced hormone production.

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The Omni Diet – a program to lose weight, reverse disease, and fight innflammation

Dana Laake and her special guest Tana Amen will be discussing the Omni Diet.

Tana Amen is a nurse, New York Times bestselling author, highly respected health and fitness expert, and a nationally renowned speaker and media guest. In addition to working with her husband at The Amen Clinics, Tana was a nutrition consultant and part of the team, which included Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Mark Hyman and Dr. Mehmet Oz, that helped create the Daniel Plan. Keeping her family and friends focused on fitness and health is a primary value for her.

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Diet and cleansing with a focus on Garden of Life products: RAW Fit, Wild Rose Herbal D-Tox Cleanse Kit, Fucothin Green

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Rex Jones will be discussing diet and cleansing with a focus on Garden of Life products: RAW Fit, Wild Rose Herbal D-Tox Cleanse Kit, Fucothin Green.

Rex Jones has been an educator with Garden of Life for more than 4 years and brings with him a lifelong passion for the natural foods industry and a strong knowledge of herbal medicine. For more than 10 years he worked in a natural foods retail setting as a nutrition manager and herbalist. He led classes, co-hosted a radio show, managed web content and lectured on health topics. He is excited to share the Garden of Life mission: Empowering Extraordinary Health®.

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Metabolic nutrition and weight management solutions

Topic: Metabolic nutrition and weight management solutions
Special guest: C.J. Brock is the VP of Metabolic and Obesity Medicine for Thorne Research.

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Weight loss and food intolerances

Dana Laake and her special guest JJ Virgin will be discussing must-haves to “lift off” the pounds while on vacation.

JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS, is one of the nation’s foremost fitness and nutrition experts, and an accomplished public speaker and media personality. Her 25 years in the health and fitness industry, with the past 10 in holistic nutrition and functional medicine, have earned JJ recognition as a go-to weight loss expert who can unlock the door to lifelong weight management through her sensible, no-fail approach to nutrition and fitness.

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Cleansing and weight loss

Dana Laake and her special guest Rex Jones will be discussing cleansing and weight loss.

Rex Jones has been an educator with Garden of Life for more than 4 years and brings with him a lifelong passion for the natural foods industry and a strong knowledge of herbal medicine. For more than 10 years he worked in a natural foods retail setting as a nutrition manager and herbalist.

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Health risks and diet prevention strategies, autism and Lyme Disease

Dana Laake will be discussing Health risks and diet prevention strategies, autism and Lyme Disease.

Dana Laake is a licensed nutritionist providing preventive and therapeutic medical nutrition services for over 25 years. Her practice includes the 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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