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Posts Tagged ‘depression’

Being depression free for life

Special guest: Dr. Gabriel Cousens

Gabriel Cousens is the author of 11 internationally acclaimed books, including Spiritual Nutrition and Creating Peace by Being Peace. Known worldwide as a spiritual teacher and the leading expert in live, plant-source nutrition, Dr. Cousens functions as a holistic physician, psychiatrist, family therapist, and cutting edge researcher on healing diabetes naturally. He holds an M.D. from Columbia Medical School, a doctorate in homeopathy, and diplomas in Ayurveda, clinical acupuncture and holistic medicine. His multi-cultural background as an ordained rabbi, an acknowledged yogi, and a 4-year Native American sundancer, adds insight to his “whole-person enlightenment” teachings. Dr. Cousens is the founder and director of the Tree of Life Foundation and the Tree of Life Center US. In his book, There Is A Cure For Diabetes, he presents his center’s program for reversing diabetes naturally.

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Natural medicine for mental health

Special guest: Dr. Peter Bongiorno

Dr. Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc, graduated from Bastyr University, the leading accredited university for science-based natural medicine. He completed 5 years of training in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture. Dr. Bongiorno authored Healing Depression: Integrated Naturopathic and Conventional Treatments, the first comprehensive textbook designed to teach physicians how to use the science and art of natural medicine to heal depression. His book for the public, How Come They’re Happy and I’m Not? was released in 2012. He regularly writes articles for the Dr. Oz and Sharecare websites and is an invited expert blogger at Psychology Today.

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The microbiome solution to heal depression, anxiety, and mental fog without prescription drugs

Special guest: Dr. Raphael Kellman

Raphael Kellman, MD, graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He pioneered “Microbiome Medicine,” a groundbreaking new approach to medicine and healing which includes integrating holistic and functional medicine. Dr. Kellman is the author of The Microbiome Diet  and other books on health and healing, He manages a thriving medical practice and lectures all over the world.

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Overcoming fatigue, depression, and anxiety through balancing neurotransmitters- the chemistry of energy, mood, and sleep

Dana Laake and her special guest Todd Nelson will discuss overcoming fatigue, depression, and anxiety through balancing neurotransmitters – brain chemicals that regulate energy, mood, and sleep.

Todd Nelson is a Naturopathic Doctor serving the Denver/Boulder area for over 33 years. In his clinical practice he integrates comprehensive holistic modalities including clinical nutrition, medical-grade dietary supplements, detoxification, functional medicine, herbal supplements, lifestyle counseling, stress mastery and corporate wellness.

Dr. Nelson is the co-author of three books, Arthritis Survival, Asthma Survival, and Headache Survival, and a contributing author to Dr. Robert Ivker’s Sinus Survival. He also helped develop an online, self-help Sinus Survival Tutorial Series for patients to learn more about the root causes of their recurring sinus symptoms.

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Nutritional and Herbal Support for the Winter Blues

Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Erin Stokes will be discussing nutritional and herbal support for the winter blues.

Dr. Erin Stokes, ND received her naturopathic degree from Bastyr University in 2001. The focus of her practice at Lotus Naturopathic Clinic in Boulder, Colorado is postpartum health and wellness. She truly enjoys educating others, and has taught Western Pathology and Psychology of Healing at Southwest Acupuncture College. Dr. Stokes is the Director of Education at MegaFood. 

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Natural strategies for dealing with depression and optimizing health

Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. James Gordon will be discussing natural strategies for dealing with depression and optimizing health.

James S. Gordon, MD, is a Harvard-educated psychiatrist and world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma. Dr. Gordon is a clinical professor at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and the founder and director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine.

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Integrative Support for Depression

Host Dr. Kevin Passaro and his special guest Robert J. Hedaya, M.D., D.F.A.P.A will be discussing integrative support for depression. Dr. Hedaya is the director of the Hedaya Clinic and National Center for Whole Psychiatry. He is a diversely trained and experienced psychiatrist and has been recognized as a Master Clinician in functional medicine by the Institute for Functional Medicine.

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Specialized testing for a wide variety of neuropsychiatric problems, including ADD, anxiety, depression, autism and memory problems

Specialized testing for a wide variety of neuropsychiatric problems, including ADD, anxiety, depression, autism and memory problems with special guest Dr. Elizabeth Stuller, MD. Dr. Stuller has experience in treating adults, adolescents, and geriatric populations in all aspects of psychiatry and addiction medicine. In addition to working at the Amen Clinic, Dr Stuller is principal owner and CEO of Stuller Resettings, LLC, where she works in Baltimore City with EHP Behavioral Services treating Dual Diagnosis patients at the Union Memorial Hospital and White Marsh Locations. She additionally teaches medical residents at Union Memorial Hospital, and volunteers with the City of Baltimore Staying Alive Program on “the block” in inner city Baltimore and also serves on the State of Maryland Physicians Health Committee overseeing case management of impaired physicians. She has additional training in Pain Management, Eating Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Group Psychotherapy.

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Nutrition based psychiatry

Nutrition based psychiatry with special guest: Dr. Charles Moseley – Integrative Psychiatrist

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Mental health and omega-3 fatty acids

Mental health and omega-3 fatty acids with special guest Dr. Shoshana Bennett – expert in the field of postpartum depression.

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