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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.

Antioxidants

The latest news on antioxidants increasing cancer risk and the role and benefit of using NR – Nicotinamide Riboside

Dana Laake and her special guest Steven Nadell will discuss the latest news on how antioxidants may affect cancer cells, and the role and benefit of using nicotinamide riboside.

Steven Nadell, MS, CNS is a Functional Medicine Consultant with Thorne Research. He has been in the field of nutrition for 22 years. As a Certified Nutrition Specialist he helps doctors, nutritionists, and licensed practitioners use nutrition to improve patients’ health outcomes. He also supports the implementation of OncoQOL into oncology practices. OncoQOL are targeted nutraceuticals for helping to reduce side effects and improve quality of life for patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy and radiation.

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Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain – for Life.

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. David Perlmutter will discuss his new book, Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain – for Life.

David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM, is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of nutritional influences in neurological disorders. Dr. Perlmutter is the recipient of numerous awards for his innovative work in brain research, including the 2010 Humanitarian of the Year Award and the 2002 Linus Pauling Award. He is the author of many books, including the #1 New York Times best seller Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar – Your Brain’s Silent Killers.

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Benefits of post concussion cranial sacral treatment

Dana Laake and her special guest Ron Murray will be discussing the benefits of CranialSacral Therapy for treatment of concussions.

Ron Murray, Director of the Asclepeion Center for Body Mind Therapy, is a physical therapist, a doctor of integrative medicine, and a trainer of healing professionals. Ron is passionate about the integration of biological medicine with body mind therapies. His specialties include CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Myofascial Release, and Biological Medicine (a branch of naturopathy).

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GRAIN BRAIN: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar – Your Brain’s Silent Killers

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. David Perlmutter will be discussing his recent book, GRAIN BRAIN: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar—Your Brain’s Silent Killer

David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine, where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award. Dr. Perlmutter has been interviewed on many nationally syndicated radio and television programs and serves as medical advisor to the Dr. Oz Show. He is a frequent lecturer at high-profile academic medical institutions, contributes extensively to health publications, and is the author of many books. In his most recent book, Dr. David Perlmutter exposes the dangers of carbs – even “healthy” carbs like whole grains – on the brain, and their role in everything from chronic headaches and insomnia to depression, epilepsy, ADHD, and Alzheimer’s.

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Conquering Concussion: Healing Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms with Neurofeedback and Without Drugs

Dana Laake and her special guest Mary Lee Esty will be discussing her new book Conquering Concussion: Healing Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms with Neurofeedback and Without Drugs, co-authored with C.M. Shifflett.

Mary Lee Esty, LCSW-C, PhD, is President of the Brain Wellness and Biofeedback Center of Washington, in Bethesda, MD. Her book, Conquering Concussion, describes what is involved in a concussion, the short-term and lasting effects of concussion on children and adults, and the issue of prevention. It contains true case histories about people she has treated who show promise for being well again through the use of neurofeedback.

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Drug-Free nutrient therapy to heal brain imbalances

Topic: Drug-Free nutrient therapy to heal brain imbalances
Special guest: Dr. Walsh was the founder & chief scientist of the Health Research Institute and Pfeiffer Treatment Center where he worked for more than 20 years.

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The Role of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in the Treatment and Prevention of Brain Injuries

Host Dana Laake and her special guest
Dr. Michael D. Lewis will be discussing the role of omega-3 fatty acids in the treatment and prevention of brain injuries.

Dr. Michael D. Lewis, MD, MPH, MBA, FACPM, is the founder and president of the Brain Health Education and Research Foundation, LLC. His postgraduate training was completed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and he is board-certified and a Fellow in the American College of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Lewis has been a pioneer in the clinical use of omega-3 fatty acids for the prevention, acute treatment, and rehabilitation of brain injuries including traumatic brain injury and concussions, stroke, PTSD, and other conditions. Over his career, his insights and revolutionary work have impacted thousands of lives and he is passionate about continuing to find improved solutions to the age old problem of brain injury.

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Boosting Children’s Brain Health

Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Lauren Zimet will be discussing children’s brain health.

Lauren Zimet, MS, CCC/SLP is a speech, language and early communication specialist with more than 15 years of professional experience. A speaker and educator, she provides individualized speech therapy, leads group workshops and seminars, and provides training and consultation to teachers, parents and other professionals. Lauren is the founder of The Healthy Foundations Program, which facilitates brain health education in Georgia – teaching children about their brains and bodies in order to make healthy choices.

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Nutritional Approaches to neurodegenerative diseases and disorders in mood and behavior

Host Dana Laake and her special guests Dr. Albert Mensah and Dr. Judith Bowman will be discussing nutritional approaches to neurodegenerative diseases and disorders in mood and behavior.

Drs. Mensah and Bowman co-founded Mensah Medical near Chicago, IL. Both family practice physicians have undergone extensive training by William J. Walsh, Ph.D., founder of the Pfeiffer Treatment Center and Health Research Institute. Drs. Mensah and Bowman consult with physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and other health care professionals, and lead annual physician training in orthomolecular medicine. The dedicated team of Mensah Medical is committed to understanding the individual needs and critical issues of their patients.

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Antioxidants – New Research to Maximize your Health

Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Cheryl K. Burdette, ND, will be discussing Antioxidants – new research to maximize your health.

Cheryl K. Burdette, ND combines her perspective with that of M.D.s, D.O.s, and dieticians to provide a synergistic treatment plans.

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