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.

The impact of screen time on mood, focus, sleep and behavior

By Dana Laake | April 14, 2019
Special guest: Victoria L. Dunckley, M.D, is an award-winning integrative child psychiatrist, author, speaker, and activist. She is a nationally-recognized expert on the impact of screen time on brain health and development, and coined the term “Electronic Screen Syndrome” to describe how electronics can overstimulate and detune a child’s nervous system, causing mood, focus, sleep and behavioral issues.
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Gut Health from a Functional Medicine Perspective

By Dana Laake | April 7, 2019

Special guest: Katie Morra, MS, RD, LDN, is a functional medicine practitioner and registered dietitian specializing in the gut microbiome. Her focus is to address the root causes of autoimmune diseases, IBS, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), food intolerances and leaky gut, amongst other diagnoses. Katie currently practices in Bethesda, Maryland, and is the co-founder and host of the Gut Honest Truth podcast on iTunes – where sarcasm and wit meet honesty to tackle the elephants in the room around your health and well-being. Katie completed her master’s degree in nutrition at Sage Graduate School in upstate New York and functional medicine training at the Institute for Functional Medicine.

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Mindful Eating

By Dana Laake | March 31, 2019

Special guest: Dr. Patricia Webbink is a licensed psychologist in Bethesda, Maryland, as well as the director of a large private practice with offices throughout D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Dr. Webbink received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Duke University in 1974. With over 44 years of experience, she has assisted adults, adolescents, children, families and groups in their path toward healing and self-discovery. Dr. Webbink treats anxiety, depression, and relationship and intimacy issues. She has experience in insight-oriented psychotherapy, spiritual counseling, conflict, grief, ADHD, guided imagery through music, weight loss, and psychological testing for all ages. She is the author of 4 books including The Power of the Eyes,The Intimacy Dance of Stingers and Clingers and Stingers and Clingers in the Dance of Love: Nine Steps to Relationship Harmony.

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Nutritional formulas and tips for healthy aging

By Dana Laake | March 24, 2019

Special guest: Malisa Carullo, BSc, MSc, ND, earned her doctorate in naturopathic medicine at National University of Health Sciences in Chicago. She completed her masters in biology with a concentration in genetics and molecular evolution. Malisa focuses on biological medicine and its treatment of chronic diseases, as well as healthy age management. Her practice interests include endocrinology and blending naturopathic medicine with sports medicine. She is currently working as a clinical affairs liaison at Metagenics.

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Holistic Dentistry and Ayurvedic Medicine

By Dana Laake | March 17, 2019

Special guest: Dr. Kalpna Ranadive completed her masters in periodontics in 1998, then went on to become the first resident to complete a fellowship exclusively in implantology from Boston University in 2001. She graduated with high honors and multiple prestigious awards from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. In 2009, she became the first dentist in Maryland to have a fully integrated digital dental office with CAD-CAM – CEREC, 3D cone beam and lasers. Dr. Ranadive is an international speaker, author and sought-after trainer by dentists and healthcare professionals as she teaches them how to integrate ancient Vedic wisdom in their health practices. She is a naturalist, minimalistic and eco-friendly dental surgeon who strongly believes in saving teeth while paying attention to integrative health pathways.

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Hormones, Menopause, the Keto-Green diet, and the new book The Hormone Fix

By Dana Laake | March 10, 2019

Special guest: Anna Cabeca, DO, OBGYN, FACOG, an Emory University trained gynecologist and women’s health expert was diagnosed with early menopause at age 38. Devastated, she traveled the world looking for answers and healing and found it. She is now a triple board-certified, menopause and hormone expert. She is internationally acclaimed for her work in gynecology and obstetrics, integrative medicine, and anti-aging and regenerative medicine. Dr. Cabeca has changed the lives of thousands of women across the globe, connecting to others through humor, honesty and passion. Her book The Hormone Fix and empowering transformation programs have helped women of all ages become their best selves again.

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News You Can Use and Health Controversies

By Dana Laake | March 3, 2019

Host 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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Benefits of the Fasting Mimicking Diet™ and longevity

By Dr. Kevin Passero | February 24, 2019

Special guest: Dr. Romina Cervigni obtained a Ph.D. at the Open University in the United Kingdom, focusing her attention on the field of oncology, as well as a second level Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics. She has worked as a postdoctoral researcher with the National Research Committee (CNR) in Naples and the San Raffaele Vita-Salute University in Milan. Dr. Cervigni is a nutritional biologist for the Valter Longo Foundation. The foundation supports research aimed at developing inexpensive, creative, integrative therapies for the treatment of serious diseases and the identification of strategies to prevent illness and promote longer, healthier lives.

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The Cowden Support Program for chronic Lyme disease

By Dana Laake | February 17, 2019

Special Guest: William Lee Cowden, MD, MD(H), is chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board and a professor at the Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine. He is a USA board-certified cardiologist and internist known for his knowledge and skill in practicing and teaching integrative medicine. He has pioneered successful integrative treatments for cancer, Lyme disease, atherosclerosis, cardiomyopathy, autism and various other neurological conditions, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, silicone implant disease and many other illnesses. He has co-authored 6 books and has contributed to several other books and publications.

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The dangers of sunscreens for people and the environment

By Dana Laake | February 3, 2019

Special guest: Elizabeth Plourde, CLS, NCMP, PhD, is a licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist with degrees in both biological science and psychology. Dr. Plourde uses her experience in her fields of study as well as her work in medical laboratories to focus attention on the hazards of sunscreen and how they are impacting our children and the environment. Dr. Plourde is a health educator and internationally known author. She has appeared on numerous network news programs and radio shows across the country.

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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.

Dr. Kevin Passero a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine has trained extensively with leading doctors in the field of natural medicine. In his practice, Dr. Passero focuses on restoring harmony to both the body and mind using advanced protocols that incorporate botanicals, homeopathy, vitamins, and nutrition.

Kate Costello focuses on functional nutrition by emphasizing the healing power of whole-food nutrition and wellness practices like movement, stress-reduction and sleep hygiene. Kate earned her graduate degrees in nutrition and health coaching at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, and works as a nutrition advisor at Village Green