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Posts Tagged ‘nutrition’

The new book How Not to Die, and how diet and lifestyle changes can make a big difference in helping to prevent the 15 leading causes of death, including heart disease and cancer.

Special guest: Michael Greger, MD, FACLM

Michael Greger, MD, FACLM, is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, he has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, testified before Congress, and was invited as an expert witness in the defense of Oprah Winfrey in the infamous “meat defamation” trial. Currently Dr. Greger serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States. His latest book How Not to Die became an instant New York Times best seller.

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Health benefits of Niagen

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Anthony Thomas, Ph.D., will discuss the health benefits of Niagen.

Anthony Thomas, Ph.D., earned his B.A. in Nutrition, Food Science, and Dietetics 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.

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The five wellness issues that concern men the most

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Chris Mohr will discuss the five wellness issues that concern men the most.

Dr. Christopher Mohr, PhD, RD, is a fitness and nutritional expert with an innovative, integrated approach to wellness, weight loss, nutrition and exercise, supported by years of experience in academics, research and practical fieldwork. As the owner of Mohr Results, Inc., he has been a consultant to a number of media outlets and corporations, including the Discovery Health Channel and University of Louisville Athletics. Dr. Mohr appears regularly as a guest nutrition expert on radio and TV and has written over 500 articles for consumer publications, newspapers, and websites. Dr. Mohr is a member of the Medical Advisory Board for Nordic Naturals.

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How to become pain-free through movement and nutrition.

Dana Laake and her special guest Densil Roberts will discuss how to become pain-free through movement and nutrition.

Densil Roberts is the founder of Renegade Core Fitness and a Longevity Lifestyle Extension Prehab Specialist. He has worked with individuals and small groups on becoming pain-free through movement. He has also worked to educate medical professionals about the principles of nutrition and movement as it pertains to prevention and recovery from injuries. Densil has combined his education in rehabilitation with his passion for movement, pulsed magnetic fields, micro-circulation and nutrition to develop protocols for a pain-free and independent lifestyle.

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How to choose the right multivitamin to fill gaps in your diet, in order to maintain optimal health.

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Erin Stokes, ND, will discuss how to choose the right multivitamin to fill gaps in your diet, in order to maintain optimal health.

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 enjoys educating the public on health and wellness topics via webinars, radio shows, articles and blogs; her personal mission is to empower people with the inspiration and tools to change their lives. She practices naturopathic medicine and lives with her family in Boulder, CO.

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A novel nutritional therapy & pathway for addressing inflammation

Dana Laake and her special guest Sara LeBrun-Blashka will discuss a novel nutritional therapy and for addressing inflammation.

Sara LeBrun-Blashka is the Director of Medical Nutrition and Practitioner Engagement at Metagenics. Sara has led the teams that launched Ultra Glucose Control, UltraMeal Advanced Protein, New and Improved UltraInflamX Plus 360, and SPM Active. Sara is a nutritionist with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Food Science from Iowa State University. She has strong industry experience including many Fortune 500 companies such as Aramark, Novartis and Allergan. Sara has also provided medical and nutrition marketing consulting services and medical food development to a wide range of health-focus corporations.

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Nutrition controversies and getting back to the basics

Dana Laake discusses nutrition controversies and getting back to the basics.

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.

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Double whammy: hypothyroid and adrenal fatigue

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Holly Lucille will be discussing hypothyroid symptoms and adrenal fatigue.

Dr. Holly Lucille, ND, RN, is a naturopathic physician, an expert on women’s health issues, and a member of the Enzymatic Therapy Scientific Advisory Board. In her private practice, Dr. Lucille makes use of her extensive education in various modalities including homeopathy, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, body and energy work, and mind-body and lifestyle counseling.

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Phytonutrients

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Deanna Minich will be discussing phytonutrients.

Dr. Deanna Minich is a dynamic and internationally-known body-mind-spirit health expert, yoga practitioner, and author. Her 20 years of experience in the nutrition field led her to develop an integrated approach to nutrition called Food & Spirit, which spans the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of health. Her well-rounded experience in the field of nutrition includes private practice, preclinical and clinical research, product development, global product technology integration, management, marketing, writing, and education. Currently, she consults as Vice President of Education at the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute in Seattle, WA, and is adjunct faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine.

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How to lose weight and still eat your cake!

Dana Laake and her special guest Heather Gunn, MS, CNS, LDN will be discussing how to lose weight and still eat your cake!

Heather is a clinical herbalist, licensed nutritionist and fitness consultant. Heather attained a Master of Science in Plant Medicine from the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) and is also a certified nutrition specialist in Maryland. Her special interests are supporting overall health, weight loss, hormone balance and stress management. Heather is a strong believer in functional wellness and uses nutrition and plants to support good sleep, improved energy, better concentration, low stress levels and balanced hormone production.

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