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Posts Tagged ‘digestive’

Nutritional controversies and news you can use

Special guest: Dana Laake, RDH, MS, LDN, provides preventive and therapeutic medical nutrition services in Kensington, Maryland. Her practice encompasses the full spectrum of complex health issues for all ages, including children with special needs, ADHD and autism. In addition to media presentations, writing, radio talk show hosting and providing professional continuing education courses, Dana has been a Maryland legislative assistant on health issues and has served four gubernatorial appointments on two state health care regulatory boards.

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Digestive health and inflammatory disease

Special guest: Dr. Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA

Dr. Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA, is the first naturopathic physician to complete a conventional internship, residency, and fellowship in a conventional medical system. He trained in the Columbia Hospital system, the Arizona Heart Hospital, and the prestigious Arizona Heart Institute. 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, and is currently is a consultant for Solgar.

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Two kinds of inflammation – loud or painful and obvious, and silent inflammation that can cause cancer and heart disease.

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Decker Weiss will discuss two kinds of inflammation – loud or painful and obvious, and silent inflammation that can cause cancer and heart disease.

Dr. Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA, is the first naturopathic physician to complete a conventional internship, residency, and fellowship in a conventional medical system. He trained in the Columbia Hospital system, the Arizona Heart Hospital, and the prestigious Arizona Heart Institute. 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, and is currently is a consultant for Solgar.

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New probiotic formulas

Dana Laake and her special guest Erin Stokes, ND, will discuss new probiotic formulas.

Dr. Erin Stokes, ND, received her naturopathic degree from Bastyr University in 2001. In her current position as Medical Director for MegaFood, she combines her experience as a naturopathic doctor with an extensive background in the natural retail products industry. Erin believes education is a key to making positive changes, and her personal mission is to empower people with the inspiration and tools to change their lives. Erin practices naturopathic medicine in Boulder, CO.

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Natural strategies to combat silent inflammation that can affect your heart, brain and immune system

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Decker Weiss will discuss natural strategies to combat silent inflammation that can affect your heart, brain and immune system.

Dr. Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA, is the first naturopathic physician to complete a conventional internship, residency, and fellowship in a conventional medical system. He trained in the Columbia Hospital system, the Arizona Heart Hospital, and the prestigious Arizona Heart Institute. 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, and is currently is a consultant for Solgar.

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Natural strategies to combat inflammation, and why conventional approaches can put your heart at risk

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Decker Weiss will discuss natural strategies to combat inflammation, and why conventional approaches can put your heart at risk.

Dr. Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA, is the first naturopathic physician to complete a conventional internship, residency, and fellowship in a conventional medical system. He trained in the Columbia Hospital system, the Arizona Heart Hospital, and the prestigious Arizona Heart Institute. 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, and is currently is a consultant for Solgar.

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The importance of probiotics to support digestive and immune health, and maintain intestinal balance

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Susan Hazels Mitmesser, PhD, will discuss the importance of probiotics to support digestive and immune health, and maintain intestinal balance.

Dr. Susan Hazels Mitmesser, PhD, serves as Director of Nutrition Research at NBTY, Inc. In this position, Susan provides strategic scientific leadership for innovation and new product development, and ensures the scientific integrity all brands and products. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the College of Family Medicine at Stony Brook University. She has been published in many peer-reviewed journals and is a contributing author for book chapters relating to nutrition in adult and pediatric populations. Susan’s passion for wellness includes participating in short- and middle-distance triathlons, and getting her young children to eat more fruits and vegetables.

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Weight management, digestive health regulation through natural medicine, and types of healing massage treatments.

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guests Dr. Tracy Hackett and Dr. Shaundel Knights of Eastern Holistic Arts will be discussing weight management, digestive health regulation through natural medicine, and types of healing massage treatments.

Tracy L. Hackett, DOM, L.Ac, is a Licensed Acupuncturist and clinical herbalist in Washington, DC. Dr. Hackett has practiced Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) since 2005 and has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1997. Her study of healing arts in India, China, Ladakh, Nepal, Thailand, and Bali gives her a well-rounded cultural understanding of traditional medicine and healing modalities.

Dr. Shaundel Knights, ND, grew up in Guyana, South America and knew she would follow in the footsteps of her grandmother, a natural healer. Today she is a naturopathic physician with a focus on natural skin care and pain management. Dr. Knights is also a certified massage therapist and maintains this hands-on approach to healing in her practice.

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Cleansing and detoxification protocols – when in doubt, follow the gut, nutritional detoxification and digestive healing 

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Caroline Alexander will be discussing cleansing and detoxification protocols.

Caroline Alexander is a Nationally Board Certified I-ACT Instructor for Colon Hydrotherapy and the founder of Vitality Cleansing. Ms. Alexander promotes colon hydrotherapy within the current scope of practice for professional, certified colon hydrotherapy and works toward integrating the science of healing with the art of healing. Ms. Alexander actively participates with medical professionals to gain greater recognition for the value of colon hydrotherapy.

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“Solving the Belly Blues” – Applying the Principles of Functional Medicine to the Treatment of Digestive Issues

Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Eve Plews will be discussing “Solving the Belly Blues” – applying the principles of functional medicine to the treatment of digestive issues.

Eve Plews, LNC, has practiced for 24 years in her clinic, Full Spectrum Health, in Sarasota, Florida. Her training includes medical botany, homeopathy, five-element theory and functional medicine. Eve is a food-based clinician incorporating nutrients, herbs and medical foods to support health and healing. She has served on the XYMOGEN® Board of Advisors since its inception.

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