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.

Breast milk and probiotics for infant gut health

By ehlradio | September 9, 2018
Special guest: Anthony Thomas, PhD, earned his bachelor’s degree in nutrition, dietetics and food science 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 chronic cardiovascular/metabolic diseases including obesity, insulin resistance syndrome, and type 2 diabetes. He has authored/co-authored multiple peer reviewed scientific manuscripts and is currently a consultant for Jarrow.
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The science behind IQYOU and its potential to help you make better medical decisions

By Dana Laake | September 2, 2018

Special guest: Jan Kielmann, MS, CNS was trained in functional, integrative and environmental health by leading integrative practitioners. He is board certified in nutrition, pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition (DCN), and an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP) candidate. Jan focuses on nutritional and botanical interventions to support chronic, degenerative and auto-immune diseases, patients with cancer, energy and mental health challenges, as well as food intolerances, mold exposure, Lyme disease, chronic infections, general disease prevention and optimal wellness.

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Gut health in this era of large scale chemical farming, genetically modified food, and contaminated water systems

By Dr. Kevin Passero | August 26, 2018

Special guest: Zach Bush, MD, is one of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country, with expertise in internal medicine, endocrinology and metabolism, and hospice/palliative care. In 2012 he discovered a family of carbon-based redox molecules made by bacteria. He and his team subsequently demonstrated that this cellular communication network functions to counteract the effects of glyphosate and many other dietary, chemical and pharmaceutical toxins that disrupt our body’s natural defense systems. This science has resulted in an innovative new line of dietary supplements called Restore. Dr. Bush is motivated by a desire for his kids to experience a healthier future.

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“The Cochrane Method,” which integrates a multi-level nutritional approach to develop a bio-individualized plan for her clients

By Dana Laake | August 19, 2018

Special guest: Teri Cochrane, CCP, is an integrative practitioner in nutritional counseling. She received her bachelor of science degree from the University of Florida, and she is a graduate of the Huntington College of Health Sciences and the National Leadership Institute. She also has extensive certifications and experience in holistic medicinal practices, such as healing touch, craniosacral therapy, meditation techniques, certified coaching and herbology. Teri is currently in private practice in the metro DC area, where she specializes in complex health conditions and elite athletic performance. She is a frequent guest on BlogTalkRadio, including Thyroid Nation, Unlimited Realities and Life Mastery Radio.

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A holistic optometrist’s approach to preventing and treating common eye ailments

By David Baer | August 5, 2018

Special guest: Dr. Sam Berne has been in private practice in New Mexico for over 25 years. He works with patients to improve their vision and overall wellness through holistic methods. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University, Doctor of Optometry from Pennsylvania College, and did his postdoctoral work at the Gesell Institute in collaboration with Yale University. His protocols take a proactive, rather than reactive, approach to health and wellness. He understands and treats the body as one integrated system, rather than a collection of independent organs, to identify and address the root causes of disease. His whole health protocols improve vision and wellness by healing the mind-body-spirit through nutritional protocols, vision therapy, and self-care techniques.

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The association between the inflammatory process, gut health and aging

By Dr. Kevin Passero | July 29, 2018

Special guest: 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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Fast Food Genocide – How Processed Food Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It

By Dana Laake | July 22, 2018

Special guest: Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, six-time New York Times best-selling author, and internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing, who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional methods. For over 25 years, Dr. Fuhrman has shown that it is possible to achieve sustainable weight loss and reverse heart disease, diabetes and many other illnesses using smart nutrition. He created the “Nutritarian” diet, an eating plan that incorporates nutrient-dense, plant-rich foods, along with the latest advances in nutritional science. His ANDI scoring system (featured in Whole Foods Market), which measures the relative nutrient density of common foods, has directed millions of consumers to eat an anti-cancer diet-style.

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The science and innovation behind Xymogen formulas

By Dr. Kevin Passero | July 15, 2018

Special guest: Joshua Chernov is a Senior Medical Consultant for Xymogen with a focus on functional and integrative medicine.

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A mindful approach to wellness and toxin removal at home

By Dr. Kevin Passero | July 1, 2018

Special guest: Dr. Rob Brown, MD, began his formal medical education at the University of Miami School of Medicine, followed by a residency in diagnostic radiology in Pittsburgh and a fellowship at the University of California, San Diego, in musculoskeletal radiology. As a diagnostic radiologist, Dr. Brown has worked both in private practice as well as at academic centers, including NYU Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Brown’s varied life experiences, including surviving a diagnosis of cancer, have brought him to the understanding that wellness is optimally achieved by allowing the body to heal, rather than by manipulating it through medication and procedures. Dr. Brown enjoys helping people create healthier lifestyle choices and believes in the importance of removing toxicity, particularly from the home environment.

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Nutrition planning for active lifestyles and the new Eat 2 Win nutrition app

By Dana Laake | June 24, 2018

Special guest: Tavis Piattoly, MS, RD, LDN

Tavis Piattoly, MS, RD, LDN is a leading sports nutrition consultant. He is the co-founder and director of sports nutrition education for My Sports Dietitian, an online sports nutrition company that provides athletes and their support team nutrition programs to improve their health, performance and recovery. Tavis is a well-known speaker, educator and author on sports performance and nutrition. He works with all levels of athletes from high school to Olympic levels. He served as the Sports Dietitian for the New Orleans Saints (2006-2013), New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans (2008-2013), and Tulane University Athletics (2002-2016). Tavis currently serves as Program Education Manager for Taylor Hooton Foundation.

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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.