Special guest: Tavis Piattoly, MS, RD, LDN
Tavis Piattoly, MS, RD, LDN is a leading sports nutrition consultant. He is the co-founder and director of sports nutrition education for My Sports Dietitian, an online sports nutrition company that provides athletes and their support team nutrition programs to improve their health, performance and recovery. Tavis is a well-known speaker, educator and author on sports performance and nutrition. He works with all levels of athletes from high school to Olympic levels. He served as the Sports Dietitian for the New Orleans Saints (2006-2013), New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans (2008-2013), and Tulane University Athletics (2002-2016). Tavis currently serves as Program Education Manager for Taylor Hooton Foundation.
Special guest: Michael Lewis, MD, MPH, MBA, FACPM, FACN, is the President of the Brain Health Education and Research Institute, which he founded upon retiring from the US Army after a distinguished 31-year career. Dr. Lewis has years of experience developing programs for the military on the use of omega-3 fatty acids and traumatic brain injury and suicide prevention. His work has been featured on CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, MD show, numerous radio and television spots, and around the world at scientific and nutritional conferences, where his insights and pioneering work have impacted thousands of lives. He is in private practice in Potomac, MD, and is the author of the recent Amazon #1 top seller book, When Brains Collide: What every athlete and parent should know about the prevention and treatment of concussions and head injuries.
Special guest: Dr. Veronica Gasko
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.
Special guest: Rex Jones
Rex Jones has been an educator with Garden of Life for over 7 years and brings with him a lifelong passion for the natural foods industry and a strong knowledge of herbals. For more than 10 years he worked in a natural foods retail setting as a nutrition manager and herbalist, as well as led classes, co-hosted a radio show, and gave a variety of in-store and off-site health lectures. He is excited to share the Garden of Life mission: Empowering Extraordinary Health®.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Christophe Merville, D. Pharm., will be discussing homeopathy for bumps and bruises from school sports, cough, cold and flu, stress and sleep disorders, growing pains in teenagers, and acne.
Since 1990, Christophe Merville has been the Director of Education and Pharmacy Development for Boiron, the world’s leading manufacturer of homeopathic medicines. Dr. Merville has created training programs, both online and in print, for pharmacists and retailers on homeopathy and medicine.
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Christophe Merville will be discussing homeopathic solutions for stress, sleeplessness, and sports injuries as children head back to school.
Christophe Merville, D. Pharm., has been the Director of Education and Pharmacy Development for Boiron – the world’s leading manufacturer of homeopathic medicines – since 1990. Dr. Merville has created training programs, both online and in print, for pharmacists and retailers on homeopathy and medicines available to treat common health conditions.
Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Steven Horwitz will be discussing proper nutrition for optimal sports performance and injury prevention.
Steven Horwitz, DC, is a certified chiropractic sports physician, strength and conditioning specialist, and a coach for USA Weightlifting. He has worked with elite athletes, serving as the only chiropractor for the 1996 US Olympic team. He is particularly interested in reaching as many young athletes as possible.
Host Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Jay Greenstein DC, CCSP, TPI CGFI will be discussing advanced techniques to support comprehensive physical rehabilitation. In addition to maintaining his private practice as CEO of Sport and Spine Rehab, Dr. Greenstein has served as a recommended provider for the National Football League (NFL) Players Association.