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.

Women’s Health

The basics of anti-aging

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Shanti Albani will be discussing the basics of anti-aging.

Dr. Shanti Albani, a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, has certifications in herbal medicine and bioidentical hormone replacement. She had a primary care practice for many years in Mexico in the small town of San Miguel de Allende. She also owned a health food store where she held trainings on health and nutrition for the general public. While living in Mexico, Dr. Albani worked for a country-wide bioidentical hormone replacement company and trained physicians in the use of bioidentical hormones. She currently lives in Florida and works for Life Extension as a Clinical Trainer.

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The Use of Branched Chain Amino Acids in Cancer and Anti-Aging

Dana Laake and her special guest Victoria Wood will be discussing the use of branched-chain amino acids in cancer and anti-aging.

Victoria Wood, MPH, RD, CNS, has been practicing Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) for over 25 years. She specializes in designing programs for optimal genetic expression for a wide array of conditions.

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Women’s Health and Menopausal Support

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Joseph J. Lamb, MD, will be discussing women’s health and menopausal support.

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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Beyond Mammograms: Comprehensive Breast Cancer Screening Tools

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Richard Powers, DC will be discussing comprehensive breast cancer screening tools.

Dr. Richard Powers, DC is well versed in the fields of biological and functional medicine, clinical nutrition, dietary guidance, exercise physiology, homeopathy, low-level ‘cold’ laser therapy, as well as weight and lifestyle coaching.

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Pure and clean skin-, hair- and body-care for adults and children

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Jama K. Russano will be discussing pure and clean skin, hair and body care products for adults and children.

Jama Russano is a skin-care products expert and General Manager for the Skin Care Division of Thorne Research. She has created unique formulas for each of the existing brands and supervises overall production, procedures, and sourcing, in order to maintain high quality standards.

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Interactions Between Hormones and Neurotransmitters

Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Sarah Mo will be discussing interactions between hormones and neurotransmitters.

Sarah Mo, BS, BA, joined the NeuroScience, Inc. Clinical Support and Education team in 2010, where she provides clinical and technical support for laboratory services and products offered by NeuroScience. Sarah is also active in the Medical Education department as a Medical Science Liaison, working to coordinate educational opportunities for healthcare providers.

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The Holistic Approach to using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Host Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Karen Threlkel will be discussing bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

Dr. Threlkel believes the body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. In her practice she works to facilitate and augment this process, identify and remove obstacles to health and recovery, and support the creation of a healthy internal and external environment. Dr. Threlkel’s specialties include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, weight loss, nutritional supplementation, and herbal medicine.

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How Nutrition Habits Influences our Hormones

Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Natasha Turner will be discussing how nutrition habits influence our hormones.

Dr. Natasha Turner, ND, is one of Canada’s leading naturopathic doctors and natural health consultants. Her main interests are hormonal issues, weight management, preventative health and digestive concerns. Dr. Turner is the best-selling author of The Homone Diet and The Supercharged Hormone Diet. She is a regular contributor to various magazines and television programs as a natural health expert.

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Women’s Holistic Health

Host Dana Laake and her special guest Keri Marshall, MS, ND, will be discussing women’s holistic health.

Keri Marshall is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor who specializes in holistic pediatrics and women’s medicine. She has published several scientific papers and magazine articles, written a book on proteins and amino acids, and appears regularly on nationally syndicated radio shows. She sees patients at Village Green on Wednesdays.

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Cardiovascular Health for Women

Host Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Deanna Minich will be discussing cardiovascular health for women.

Deanna Minich, PhD, FACN, CNS is Vice President for Research & Development Communications for Metagenics. She has published over 15 articles in peer-reviewed, scientific journals, and has published three books on nutrition. At Metagenics, Dr. Minich’s numerous responsibilites include research and innovation, formulation, investigation, education and communication, as well as counseling patients at the Functional Medicine Research Center.

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