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Providing cutting edge news, education, and practical advice on nutrition, lifestyle, toxins and disease, hormone imbalances, nutrient deficiencies, genomics, inflammation, digestive health, and  more!

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.

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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Upcoming Show

By Dana Laake | March 30, 2020

Upcoming ShowSunday, April 5

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

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Topic: Lifestyle Strategies for Your Risk of Cancer

Special guest: Lise Alschuler is a naturopathic doctor with board certification in naturopathic oncology and has been practicing since 1994. Dr. Alschuler 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. She graduated from Brown University with an undergraduate degree in Medical Anthropology and received a doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University. Dr. Alschuler is past-President and Board member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and a founding board member and immediate Past-President of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She has been an invited speaker to more than 100 scientific/medical conferences, published 16 peer-reviewed articles, been a co-investigator on 5 research studies, written 6 chapters for medical textbooks, and has co-authored two books, Definitive Guide to Cancer, now in its 3rd edition, and Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer. The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) recognized Dr. Alschuler in 2014 as Physician of the Year. She also received an honorary degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and the Joseph Pizzorno Founders award from Bastyr University in the same year. She was honored with the AANP President’s award in 2016 and received the Impact award from the National Association of Nutrition Professionals in 2017.Dr. Alschuler is the founding Executive Director of TAP Integrative, a nonprofit web-based educational resource for integrative practitioners. Dr. Alschuler is the co-founder of Five To Thrive, LLC., which has developed the iTHRIVE Plan SaaS mobile web application that creates customized wellness plans for cancer survivors. She maintains a naturopathic oncology practice out of Naturopathic Specialists in Scottsdale AZ. Dr. Alschuler also co-hosts a podcast, Five To Thrive Live! on the Cancer Support Network about living more healthfully in the face of cancer. Previously, she was the department head of naturopathic medicine at Midwestern Regional Medical Center – Cancer Treatment Centers of America. She was also the clinic medical director and botanical medicine chair at Bastyr, as well she was on the faculty of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Immune health and COVID-19

By Dana Laake | March 29, 2020

covid-19Special guest: Marc Isaacson, owner of Village Green Apothecary, is passionate about changing our healthcare system from a symptoms-based approach to one that works on getting to the root cause, focusing on wellness, and promoting prevention.

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Cancer prevention and how to boost immunity

By Dana Laake | March 22, 2020

Immune FoodsSpecial guest: Andrea Beaman is a natural foods chef, health educator, thyroid expert, holistic health coach and herbalist, dedicated to alternative healing, and sustainable eating and living. She is a regularly featured expert on CBS News, and hosted the award nominated, Fed UP!, a cooking show that educates viewers on how to cook for and cure various ailments. Andrea is the author of The Whole Truth – How I Naturally Reclaimed My Health, and You Can Too!, The Eating and Recipe Guide – Better Food, Better Health, and Health is Wealth – Make a Delicious Investment in You! and Happy Healthy Thyroid – The Essential Steps to Healing Naturally! Andrea makes learning about better health, good food, and sustainable living, a fun experience for everyone.

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Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT) – a comprehensive, system-specific approach to treating a wide variety of complex health conditions

By Dana Laake | March 15, 2020

IMTSpecial guest: Lisa Klein, PT, IMT-C, is the founder and president of Total Health Physical Therapy. In 2002, she became a certified IMT practitioner teaching for DCR, Northeast Seminars, and The CT School of IMT. Lisa has become a sought-after IMT instructor and has taught classes throughout the US, Israel, Hong Kong and Chile. She was also the founding president of the board of The Integrative Manual Therapy Association, the international association of IMT practitioners. Lisa has worked in virtually all traditional physical therapy practice settings and also has extensive knowledge in Pilates, hatha yoga, neurofeedback and sensory integration. She continues to expand her knowledge of health and nutrition, and in May 2015 she earned her health coach certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.

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GI Pathogens & Food Sensitivities

By Dana Laake | March 8, 2020

Special guest: Reed Davis, HHP, CNT, is an expert in functional lab testing and holistic lifestyle medicine. He is the founder of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition®(FDN) and the FDN Certification Course. Reed served as the health director and case manager at a wellness center in California for over 10 years and now teaches the FDN Course with over 2500 trainees or graduates in 50 countries. Reed is known as one of the most successful and experienced clinicians in the world, having provided functional lab assessments to over 10,000 clients. Reed is also a clinical advisor for BioHealth Laboratories.

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Understanding the gut microbiome’s role in health and disease

By Dana Laake | February 23, 2020

Gut HealthSpecial guest: Guy Daniels, MS, is the Director of Medical Education at Onegevity, a subsidiary of Thorne Research. Onegevity works together with Thorne to design clinically studied supplements, including pre- and probiotics, for Thorne’s customers based on their integrated metabolic profile. Onegevity’s platform synthesizes the massive, complex, and dynamic human data derived from genomic, proteomic, blood chemistries, microbiome, saliva, and self-reported metrics to provide a comprehensive molecular portrait and personalized interventions for an individual’s health.

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Kid-Friendly ADHD and Autism Cookbook: The Ultimate Guide to the Most Effective Diets

By David Baer | February 16, 2020

ADHD and AutismSpecial guest: Dana Laake, RDH, MS, LDN, is a licensed nutritionist in the Washington, DC area, who has provided 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. She is the author of The Kid-Friendly ADHD & Autism Cookbook, 3rd Edition.

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Immunity during cold and flu season

By Dana Laake | February 9, 2020

Cold and FluSpecial guest: Dana Godbout Laake, RDH, MS, LDN, is a licensed nutritionist in the Washington, DC area, who has provided 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. She is also author of The Kid-Friendly ADHD & Autism Cookbook, 3rd Edition.

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A step-by-step approach for optimizing brain health and preventing and treating neurodegenerative diseases

By David Baer | February 2, 2020

You Can Fix Your BrainSpecial guest: Dr. Tom O’Bryan’s is an internationally recognized, admired and compassionate speaker focusing on food sensitivities, environmental toxins, and the development of autoimmune diseases. In November 2016, Dr. O’Bryan released Betrayal: The Autoimmune Disease Solution They’re Not Telling You, an investigation into why our immune system, designed to protect us, begins attacking our own tissue. Currently, over 500,000 people worldwide have watched the docuseries. He holds teaching faculty positions with The Institute for Functional Medicine and the National University of Health Sciences. His 2016 groundbreaking book, The Autoimmune Fix, won the National Book Award and ranked first in several categories on Amazon. The book outlines the step-by-step development of degenerative diseases and gives us the tools to identify our disease process years before the symptoms are obvious.

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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