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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.

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By Dana Laake | November 18, 2019

Upcoming ShowSunday, November 24

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

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Topic: Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100

Special guest: Dan Buettner is an explorer, National Geographic Fellow, award-winning journalist and producer, and New York Times bestselling author. He discovered the five places in the world – dubbed blue zones hotspots – where people live the longest, healthiest lives. His articles about these places in The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic are two of the most popular for both publications.


Buettner now works in partnership with municipal governments, large employers, and health insurance companies to implement Blue Zones Projects in communities, workplaces, and universities. Blue Zones Projects are well-being initiatives that apply lessons from the Blue Zones to entire communities by focusing on changes to the local environment, public policy, and social networks. The program has dramatically improved the health of more than 5 million Americans to date.


His books, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People, and The Blue Zones of Happiness were all national bestsellers. Buettner has appeared on The Today Show, Oprah, NBC Nightly News, and Good Morning America, and has keynoted speeches at TEDMED, Bill Clinton’s Health Matters Initiative, and Google Zeitgeist. His speech in January 2018 at the World Economic Forum in Davos was chosen as “one of the best of Davos.”


Buettner also holds three Guinness World Records in distance cycling.


Important nutrients for eye health

By Dana Laake | November 17, 2019

Nutrients for your EyesSpecial 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 new book, The Genomic Kitchen: Your Guide To Understanding And Using The Food-Gene Connection For A Lifetime Of Health

By Dana Laake | November 10, 2019

The Genomic KitchenSpecial guest: Amanda Archibald, RD, has extensive training in nutrition biochemistry, nutrigenomics and functional nutrition. She founded The Genomic Kitchen, a system of choosing, preparing and understanding food based on culinary genomics. Along with running the day-to-day business of The Genomic Kitchen, she provides genomic test interpretation, nutrigenomic and culinary guidance for clients and clinicians. Her unique vision is derived from more than two decades of innovation in nutrition science, her interaction with consumers, chefs and health professionals, and her work as a consultant to a variety of leading institutions and brands. Amanda has a longstanding commitment to redefining food, nutrition and cooking education in ways that make it accessible and meaningful.

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Benefits of Sustainable Seafood

By Dana Laake | November 3, 2019

Sustainable SeafoodSpecial guest: Randy Hartnell is CEO of Vital Choice, the leading online seafood company that he and his wife, Carla, founded in 2001. Randy loves sharing his knowledge about the benefits of safe, sustainable seafood, and providing his customers with reliable access to the very best of it. Prior to founding Vital Choice, Randy spent more than 20 years as an Alaskan commercial fisherman. He has a degree in English Literature from UC, Berkeley. His first book, The Seafood Prescription—Live a Healthier, Happier, Longer Life with Nature’s Perfect Food, is due out in 2020.

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Food over Medicine

By Dana Laake | October 27, 2019

Food Over MedicineSpecial guest: Pam Popper, ND, is an internationally recognized expert on nutrition, medicine and health, and the executive director of Wellness Forum Health. Dr. Popper serves on the President’s Board for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington, DC. She has been featured in many widely distributed documentaries, including Processed People and Making a Killing, and appeared in the acclaimed documentary Forks Over Knives. She was one of the lead experts in Food Choices, and is co-author of the companion book for this film. She is also the author of Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Can Save Your Life.

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Natural wine vs commercially processed wine

By Dana Laake | October 20, 2019

Natural wineSpecial guest: Todd White is the founder of Dry Farm Wines – a purveyor of healthy, organic and natural wines. He is a writer, speaker, and leading authority on micro-dosing alcohol for health, longevity and vitality. Todd is dedicated to educating and helping people make better choices about food, nutrition, and how they think about consuming alcohol. Todd’s passion is unlocking the best way to enjoy alcohol, and how to enjoy the benefits of moderate consumption while avoiding the negative outcomes.

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Integrative Oncology and the book The Metabolic Approach to Cancer

By Dana Laake | October 6, 2019

The Metabolic Approach to CancerSpecial guest: Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO, is a sought-after global healthcare authority in integrative cancer research who consults with physicians around the world, bridging ancient therapies with advancements in modern medicine in the digital era. A personal journey with cancer and a medical career spanning over 25 years has Dr. Winters on a mission to educate and empower the nearly 50% of the population expected to have cancer in their lifetime. She is also the co-author of the bestselling book, The Metabolic Approach to Cancer.

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Eat Organic as if Your Life Depends on it

By Dana Laake | September 29, 2019

Eat organicSpecial guest: Jeffrey M. Smith is a leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices. He is the executive director of The Institute for Responsible Technology, a leading source of GMO health risk information for consumers, policy makers, and healthcare professionals. Mr. Smith’s documentary Genetic Roulette, The Gamble of Our Lives, was awarded the 2012 Movie of the Year (Solari Report) and the Transformational Film of the Year (AwareGuide). Mr. Smith’s new film, Secret Ingredients, co-directed with Amy Hart, was released in 2018. His books include Seeds of Deception and Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods.

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Supporting Optimal Immune Health

By Dana Laake | September 22, 2019

Immune HealthSpecial 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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Life-Saving Medical Fasting

By Dana Laake | September 15, 2019

fastingSpecial guest: Dr. Alan Goldhamer completed his training as a chiropractor in Oregon and as an osteopathic physician in Sydney, Australia. He has been the director of TrueNorth Health Center for the past 34 years. TrueNorth Health is a multidisciplinary practice that includes doctors of medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, naturopathy and psychology, and they treat patients with conditions ranging from high blood pressure and diabetes to autoimmune disorders and lymphoma in their 63 bed facility. They utilize a nutritional medicine approach, including the use of an exclusively whole plant diet that is free of added salt, oil and sugar (SOS-free diet). They specialize in medically supervised, water-only fasting.

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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