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.

Mood disorders – anxiety and depression

By Dr. Kevin Passero | June 11, 2008
Topics: Mood disorders – anxiety and depression Special guest: Douglas MacKay, ND – founder of Makai Naturopathic Center, and Research Advisor for Nordic Naturals
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Hormonal issues affecting men and women and the benefits of maca herb

By Dr. Kevin Passero | June 4, 2008

Topics: Hormonal issues affecting men and women and the benefits of maca herb
Special guest: Rodney Anderson – Director of Sales for Natural Health International (makers of 100% organic, fair-trade maca

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Health tips, children’s health

By Dana Laake | May 28, 2008

Topics: Health tips, children’s health
Special guest: Patty Lemer – Executive Director of Developmental Delay Resources (DDR), editor of Envisioning a Bright Future

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

By Dana Laake | May 21, 2008

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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Bone health and the benefits of taking whole food nutritional supplements

By Dana Laake | May 14, 2008

Topics: Bone health and the benefits of taking whole food nutritional supplements
Special guest: Taryn Forrelli, ND – herbal and nutritional research, Director of Medical Education for New Chapter

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B-vitamins, magnesium, sleep deprivation, anxiety and phobias

By Dana Laake | May 7, 2008

Topics: B-vitamins, magnesium, sleep deprivation, anxiety and phobias
Special guest: Mark Bottinick, LCSW – therapist and clinical social worker

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Cleansing and detoxification

By Dr. Kevin Passero | April 30, 2008

Topics: Cleansing and detoxification
Special guest: Cheryl Myers – Vice President of Health Sciences for Enzymatic Therapy

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Treatments for depression and manic depression

By Dr. Kevin Passero | April 23, 2008

Topics: Treatments for depression and manic depression
Special guest: Dr. Robert J. Hedaya MD, FAPA – Hedaya Clinic and National Center for Whole Psychiatry

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Magnesium deficiency, herbal misconceptions and fears

By Dana Laake | April 16, 2008

Topics: Magnesium deficiency, herbal misconceptions and fears
Special guest: Mitch Coven – medical herbalist and founder of Vitality Works

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Vitamin D, symptoms based on location – head-to-toe

By Dana Laake | April 9, 2008

Topics: Vitamin D, symptoms based on location – head-to-toe
Special guest: Victoria Wood – registered dietician and nutritionist

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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