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

Nutritional Approaches for Effective Weight Loss 

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Joseph Lamb will be discussing nutritional approaches for effective weight loss.

Dr. Lamb is Director of Intramural Clinical Research at The Functional Medicine Research Center for Metagenics. He works with patients to create optimal health by using functional medical approaches including lifestyle modification, herbal and nutritional therapies, and cognitive therapy. He’s also active in community service and frequently invited to lecture on integrative health topics ranging from pain management and healthy aging to women’s health and complementary cancer care.

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How to Free Yourself from Emotional Eating

Dana Laake and her special guest Meryl Hershey Beck will be discussing how to free yourself from emotional eating.

Meryl Hershey Beck, MA, M.Ed., is a licensed counselor (LPCC) trained in energy medicine and other healing modalities. As a counselor, teacher, and writer, Meryl shares many tools and techniques to boost personal growth and transform compulsive overeating. An authority in this field, she presents at workshops and conferences internationally.

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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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Environmental toxins, diabetes and obesity, and the connection with farm-raised salmon

Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Walter J. Crinnion will be discussing environmental toxins, diabetes and obesity, and the connection with farm-raised salmon.

Walter J. Crinnion, ND, is a professor at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine where he is chair of the Environmental Medicine Department. In his first family practice, he specialized in allergies and in treating chronic health problems caused by environmental chemical overload. Then in 1985, Dr. Crinnion started the most comprehensive cleansing facility in North America for the treatment of chemically poisoned individuals. Dr. Crinnion is a frequent lecturer at both naturopathic and allopathic medical conferences and has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals on the topic of environmental overload.

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Obesity, Heart Disease and Weight Loss Stratagies

Obesity, heart disease and weight loss stratagies with special guest Dr. James Brodsky, MD – focus on preventive aspects of health care.

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Nutritional strategies for effective weight loss

Nutritional strategies for effective weight loss with special guest: Ellen Kittredge, CHHC – Ellen’s Nutrition Counseling.

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“News You Can Use” on second-hand smoke, negative calorie intake, TIA’s (ministrokes)

Topics: “News You Can Use” on second-hand smoke, negative calorie intake, TIA’s (ministrokes)
Special guest: Dr. Hank Liers, Ph.D – formulator of over 200 nutritional suppplements

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Diet sodas and weight gain, remedies for fevers and sports injuries, probiotics and gut immune reactions, nutrition

Topics: Diet sodas and weight gain, remedies for fevers and sports injuries, probiotics and gut immune reactions, nutrition
Special guest: Dr. Patrick Hanoway – Chief Medical Officer for Genova Diagnostics

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Tests and medical checkups, headaches, “green” tips

Topics: Tests and medical checkups, headaches, “green” tips

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Bariatric (weight loss) surgery and the importance of nutritional support

Topics: Bariatric (weight loss) surgery and the importance of nutritional support
Special guest: Barry Greene, M.D. and Mandy Mirzaie, RD, LDN – bariatric surgery team, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

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