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Join hosts Dana Laake and Dr. Kevin Passero for lively weekly discussions with health experts and
thought leaders in the fields of integrative, personalized, and functional medicine.

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By Dana Laake | June 1, 2020

Upcoming ShowSunday, June 7

Tune in Sundays, 10-11 am on 1500 AM, Federal News Radio (WFED)

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Topic: How to Achieve a Healthy Home

Special guest: Andy Pace is a nationally recognized expert on green and healthy building products. As founder of the oldest healthy building supply company in the United States, Andrew has become one of the single most helpful and educational experts dealing with the day-to-day concerns of those individuals who suffer from allergies, asthma and chemical sensitivities. As the leading expert on the topic of Human Health vs Environmental Health, Andrew launched a new green building product rating system called Degree of Green, which is being used by consumers to eliminate the confusion within the green building realm and to help guide consumers to what they truly need.

Andrew has lent his expertise in the field of technical product knowledge to the National Healthy Homes Conference, Paint and Decorating Contractors Association, the Construction Specifications Institute, and the National Hardware Manufacturers Association, as well as numerous regional conferences and presentations.


Inner Bonding: The Power to Heal and Love Yourself

By Dana Laake | May 31, 2020

Inner BondingSpecial guest: Dr. Margaret Paul holds a PhD in psychology, is a relationship expert, public speaker, consultant and artist. She is a bestselling author and co-creator of the powerful Inner Bonding® self-healing process, and the related SelfQuest® self-healing online program. Her book titles include, Do I Have to Give Up Me to Be Loved By You (and subsequent titles, Do I Have to Give Up Me to Be Loved By God, and…By My Kids), Healing Your Aloneness and Inner Bonding, and the recently published, Diet For Divine Connection and The Inner Bonding Workbook. Margaret has successfully worked with thousands and taught classes and seminars for over 50 years.

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Ayurvedic solutions to combat viruses and other respiratory illnesses

By Dana Laake | May 24, 2020

AyurvedicSpecial guest: Dr Kalpna Ranadive is an integrative biological dentist, who is also certified by the American Naturopathic Certification Board. The central theme of her practice revolves around Ayurveda and ancient health science and wisdom. Dr. Ranadive is an international speaker, author and sought-after trainer by dentists and health care professionals, as she teaches them how to integrate ancient Vedic wisdom in their health practices. She is a naturalist, minimalistic and eco-friendly dental surgeon who strongly believes in saving teeth while paying attention to integrative health pathways. With a unique gift to individualize health and lifestyle protocols, Dr Kalpna enjoys helping individuals learn how to implement easy self-healing techniques for life.

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The book Radical Hope: 10 Key Healing Factors from Exceptional Survivors of Cancer and Other Disease

By Dana Laake | May 17, 2020

Radical HopeSpecial guest: Kelly Turner, Ph.D., is the New York Times best-selling author of Radical Remission. Over the past 15 years, she has conducted research in 10 different countries and analyzed over 1,500 cases of radical remission. She holds a B.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the founder of the Radical Remission Project at RadicalRemission.com, which provides courses, workshops, and a free database of healing stories for patients and their loved ones. She is the founder of the Radical Remission Foundation, a nonprofit research organization, as well as the director and producer of the docuseries Radical Remission.

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Keto-Green 16, including cutting-edge information and best practices involving the keto diet

By Dana Laake | May 10, 2020

Keto Green 16Special guest: Dr. Anna Cabeca, DO, OBGYN, FACOG, is an internationally-acclaimed menopause and sexual health expert, global speaker and pioneering promoter of women’s health. She is Emory University-trained and triple board-certified in gynecology and obstetrics, integrative medicine, and anti-aging and regenerative medicine, and bestselling author of The Hormone Fix, a diet and holistic lifestyle program for menopausal women. Dr. Anna also authored the new book Keto-Green 16, which explores diet and lifestyle practices that focus on ketogenic eating, paired with an alkaline diet and intermittent fasting. Her Keto-Green approach naturally manages the body’s most important hormones, and if followed properly, can help address and correct the symptoms and side effects that come with imbalanced hormones.

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A functional medicine approach to preventing and treating prostate cancer

By Dana Laake | May 3, 2020

Prostate Cancer Special guest: Dr. Geo Espinosa, ND, L.Ac, IFMCP, CNS, is a naturopathic functional medicine doctor recognized as an authority in urology and men’s health. He is faculty and a holistic clinician in urology at New York University Langone Health and faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine. Dr. Geo is the first naturopathic physician to complete an internship, residency, and fellowship in urology at a conventional medical institution at Columbia University in New York. He has authored numerous scientific papers and books, including the best-selling prostate cancer book, Thrive, Don’t Only Survive, and he co-edited the book, Integrative Sexual Health. Dr. Geo is the chief medical officer and formulator at XY Wellness, LLC. He lectures internationally on the application of science-based holistic treatments for urological conditions.

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The role of micronutrients during COVID-19

By Dana Laake | April 26, 2020

covid-19Special guest: Dr. Bernarda Zenker, MD, is a board-certified family physician through the American Academy of Family Medicine. She is also board-certified in integrative medicine and certified functional medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine. Dr. Zenker has a concern for finding solutions to chronic health problems using methylation genetics, nutritional supplements and diet recommendations to assist traditional medicine in the treatment and prevention of chronic diseases. Some areas of specific focus are preventing age-related memory loss, detoxification of toxins, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and mycotoxin illness from mold exposure.

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BRAIN WASH: Detox Your Mind for Clearer Thinking, Deeper Relationships, and Lasting Happiness

By Dana Laake | April 19, 2020

Brain Wash - PerlmutterSpecial guest: David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM, is a board-certified neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Linus Pauling Award for innovative approaches to neurological disorders, the National Nutritional Foods Association Clinician of the Year Award, and the Humanitarian of the Year award from the American College of Nutrition. He is the author of New York Times bestsellers Grain Brain, Brain Maker, The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan, and The Grain Brain Cookbook, as well as Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten.

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Biochemical individuality and COVID-19 – how certain genetic predispositions can increase one’s risk

By Dana Laake | April 12, 2020

covid-19Special guest: Dr. Christy Williamson earned her doctor of clinical nutrition (DCN) from Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH), her master’s degree in human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and is a also a Certified Nutrition Specialist. In 2016, she helped pass legislation in Virginia that established a statutory definition of nutritional genomics. With a colleague, Christy developed a course in nutritional genomics for MUIH and continues to teach there as an adjunct faculty member. Dr. Williamson is also the owner of the Nutritional Genomics Institute, OmicsDx, ZebraDx and SNPed. NGI houses SNPed, practitioner education in nutritional genomics, and ZebraDx, a nutritional genomics focused research diagnostics company. OmicsDx is a software startup and state-of-the-art nutritional genomics analysis company that produces epigenetically validated genome panels.

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How lifestyle strategies affect risk of cancer

By Dana Laake | April 5, 2020

Cancer strategiesSpecial guest: Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO, is a naturopathic doctor with board certification in naturopathic oncology and has been practicing since 1994. She is a professor of clinical medicine at the University of Arizona, where she is the assistant director of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Alschuler received her doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University, and has co-authored two books: Definitive Guide to Cancer and Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer. She has received numerous awards from The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Bastyr University and the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, as well as an honorary degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Alschuler is the co-founder of Five To Thrive, LLC, which developed a web application that creates customized wellness plans for cancer survivors. She maintains a naturopathic oncology practice in Scottsdale AZ, and also co-hosts a podcast, Five To Thrive Live! on the Cancer Support Network about living more healthfully in the face of cancer.

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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.

Dr. Kevin Passero a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine has trained extensively with leading doctors in the field of natural medicine. In his practice, Dr. Passero focuses on restoring harmony to both the body and mind using advanced protocols that incorporate botanicals, homeopathy, vitamins, and nutrition.

Kate Costello focuses on functional nutrition by emphasizing the healing power of whole-food nutrition and wellness practices like movement, stress-reduction and sleep hygiene. Kate earned her graduate degrees in nutrition and health coaching at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, and works as a nutrition advisor at Village Green