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Posts Tagged ‘health’

Optimizing GI Health

Special guest: Veronica P. Gasko, DC, graduated from Life Chiropractic University in Marietta, Georgia, in 1989. Shortly after beginning practice, she started using nutrition as part of her protocols to help patients achieve their health goals. Her success led to opening three practices specializing in functional nutrition with chiropractic sports and pediatric care. Dr. Gasko has lectured throughout the US and Canada on pediatric chiropractic, along with her sister Theresa Warner, DC. She is currently working with Metagenics as a Medical Information Scientist, addressing questions on formulas and protocols for practitioners.

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Nutrient support for the gut-brain connection

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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The importance and benefits of Ester-C, and how it pertains to immune support

Special guest: Dorie Greenblatt is the brand marketing director for American Health and American Health Ester-C brands. An enthusiastic creative marketer and strategic leader, she has been successfully launching and building brands in the natural health food channel for more than 20 years. Her record of excellence has been demonstrated through fresh product innovation and promotion, consumer grassroots efforts and strong retail partnerships.

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How to boost your fall immune health

Special guest: Erin Stokes, ND, is the Medical Director at MegaFood, and a registered naturopathic doctor in the state of Colorado. In her role as Medical Director, Erin has the opportunity to educate on health and wellness topics via webinars, radio shows, articles and blogs. Dr. Stokes received her naturopathic doctor degree from Bastyr University in 2001. Shortly afterwards she began to pursue her passion for educating others by teaching Western Pathology and Psychology of Healing at Southwest Acupuncture College. She combines her experience as a naturopathic doctor with an extensive background in the natural products industry. Erin’s personal mission is to empower people with the inspiration and tools to change their lives.

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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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Nutrients to support whole body health and address inflammation

Special guest: Dr. Decker Weiss

Dr. Weiss is the first Naturopathic Physician to complete an internship, fellowship and residency at a conventional hospital (AZ Heart Institute). He is the first Cardiologist as a “Naturopathic Physician” and has treated more than 40,000 patients over the past 17 years. In 2012 he was named one of the “Leading Physicians in the World” a distinction given to under 1,000 physicians each year. He has worked in Haiti, Tibet, and recently on the Syrian border both in a medical capacity, and as a researcher to look at the biochemistry of violent behaviors, and radicalization. Dr. Weiss has lectured and taught in some of the finest academic and medical institutions in the world, including the first Holistic (functional) physician to lecture at the renowned Cleveland Clinic.

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The importance of sleep for optimal health

Special guest: Michael J. Breus, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Breus’ book, The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype – and the Best Time to Eat Lunch, Ask for a Raise, Have Sex, Write a Novel, Take Your Meds, and More, explores how to use your body’s bio time to improve your health, happiness, productivity and relationships. Dr. Breus appears regularly on The Dr. Oz Show and Sirius XM Radio. Dr Breus is dedicated to raising awareness of both medically diagnosed sleep disorders and the importance of quality sleep for all. He has become a widely recognized leader in the field of sleep medicine.

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Probiotics for women’s health

Special guest: Anthony Thomas, PhD

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 the pathogenesis of chronic cardiovascular/metabolic diseases including obesity, insulin resistance syndrome, and type 2 diabetes. He has authored/co-authored multiple peer reviewed scientific manuscripts and has served as a referee with relevant expertise in the fields of nutrition, obesity, and diabetes for multiple scientific journals. He is currently is a consultant for Jarrow.

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Whole body health and the hidden role of inflammation

Special guest: Dr. Decker Weiss

Dr. 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 is a consultant for Solgar.

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How to understand what makes up your unique health terrain, how it evolves, and how to influence it to achieve vitality

Special guests: Dr. Arti J. Mehta and Dr. Rhodo Nguyen

Dr. Arti J. Mehta and Dr. Rhodo Nguyen are licensed naturopathic physicians with degrees from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. In their practice at Aloe Wellness they provide a warm and welcoming environment for their patients to heal, focusing on wellness. Dr. Mehta assesses and treats both acute and chronic conditions. She also has significant experience in the management of obesity, weight loss and nutrition. She focuses on providing personalized healthcare by understanding both the individual and the cause of illness, and not just treating the symptoms. Dr. Nguyen believes that a person’s susceptibility to illness stems from a combination of genetic predisposition, exposure to environmental toxins, allergens, and diet and lifestyle influences. She uses both conventional testing and functional lab testing to investigate the underlying causes of a person’s illness.

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