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Posts Tagged ‘children’

The most appropriate bacterial (sub)species to serve as a probiotic for infants

Special guest: Anthony Thomas, PhD, earned his B.A. 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 serves on the Jarrow Formulas’ Scientific Panel.

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Breast milk and probiotics for infant gut health

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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How studying the cumulative impact of environmental and lifestyle factors hold the key to human and planetary health

Special guest: Beth Lambert has monitored and documented the escalating rates of childhood chronic conditions for a decade. Her book, A Compromised Generation, provides a thorough analysis of the origins of this modern health crisis and documents how modifications to environmental and lifestyle factors can profoundly influence health outcomes. Beth is the founder and executive director of Epidemic Answers, a non-profit organization dedicated to reestablishing vibrant health in our children. She is also the creator and executive producer of The Documenting Hope Project, a multi-year prospective research study and media project that examines the cumulative impact of environmental stressors on health and their mitigation through personalized and systems-based treatment approaches.

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Children’s health

Special guest: Dr. Decker Weiss

Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA, is the first naturopathic physician to complete a conventional internship, residency, and fellowship. He became the first Naturopathic Cardiologist after training in the Columbia Hospital system, the Arizona Heart Institute, and the Arizona Heart Hospital. Dr. Weiss has a holistic approach to cardiovascular disease management and is a pioneer in the application of effective natural alternatives to heart bypass and angioplasty. He is also knowledgeable about natural treatments for autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal issues, weight loss, and most forms of chronic disease. Dr. Weiss has traveled worldwide training physicians and pharmacists on safer ways to use fewer prescriptions and provide improved outcomes to their patients. He is currently a consultant for Solgar.

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The dangers of EMFs with an emphasis on the vulnerability of children

Special guest: Katie Singer

Katie Singer works on public policy with the Electromagnetic Radiation Policy Institute. She is a medical journalist whose books include The Garden of Fertility (Avery, 2004), Honoring Our Cycles (New Trends, 2006), and Honoring Our Cycles in Africa (2007). Her novel, The Wholeness of a Broken Heart (Riverhead, 1999), was a selection of Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers Program. She teaches internationally.

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Dangers of EMFs – The greater vulnerability of children and infants and toddlers

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Devra Davis will discuss electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) and the greater health risk to children, infants and toddlers.

Dr. Devra Davis founded the non-profit Environmental Health Trust in 2007 in Teton County, Wyoming, to provide basic research and education about environmental health hazards and promote constructive policies. Devra Davis’ career has spanned all areas of academia, public policy, and scientific research. She is the author of more than 190 scientific publications, editor of 11 books, and has written two best-selling books. Dr. Davis is one of the most vocal and credible voices warning about the dangers of cell phone radiation.

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The cutting-edge biomedical approach to treating the underlying deficiencies and symptoms of ADHD and autism.

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dana Laake will be discussing the cutting-edge biomedical approach to treating the underlying deficiencies and symptoms of ADHD and autism.

Dana Laake is a licensed nutritionist who has provided preventive and therapeutic medical nutrition services for over 25 years. Her practice includes 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 and is the co-author of The Kid Friendly ADHD and Autism Cookbook.

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Children’s Nutrition

Host Dana Laake and her special guest Sally Fallon will be discussing children’s nutrition.

Sally Fallon is a journalist, chef, nutrition researcher, homemaker, and community activist. Her well-researched book, Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats, is a thought-provoking guide to traditional foods and it contains a startling message: animal fats and cholesterol are vital factors in the diet, necessary for normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels.

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Boosting Children’s Brain Health

Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Lauren Zimet will be discussing children’s brain health.

Lauren Zimet, MS, CCC/SLP is a speech, language and early communication specialist with more than 15 years of professional experience. A speaker and educator, she provides individualized speech therapy, leads group workshops and seminars, and provides training and consultation to teachers, parents and other professionals. Lauren is the founder of The Healthy Foundations Program, which facilitates brain health education in Georgia – teaching children about their brains and bodies in order to make healthy choices.

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“What’s Eating Your Child?” The hidden connections between your child’s diet and common childhood ailments

Host Dana Laake and her special guest Kelly Dorfman will be discussing the hidden connections between children’s diets and common childhood ailments.

Kelly Dorfman, MS, LND, is a health program planner and nutritionist. Kelly specializes in nutrition and lifestyle strategies to address complex health problems from autism to bone loss to rare genetic disorders. She has a special interest in children and is a co-founder of Developmental Delay Resources (DDR), a non-profit organization to educate parents, teachers and health professionals who deal with children facing attention, behavior and cognitive challenges. Kelly’s special talent for integrating information from many sources and finding practical solutions has made her a popular speaker and workshop leader.

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