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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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Endocannabinoid System and our new product Hemp Oil Plus

Special guest: Steven Nadell, MS, CNS

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 and Hemp Oil Plus into oncology practices. These products 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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The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Hyla Cass will discuss the addicted brain and how to break free.

Dr. Hyla Cass graduated from the University of Toronto School of Medicine, interned at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, and completed a psychiatric residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. Dr. Cass appears often as a guest on national radio and television, including The Dr. Oz Show, E! Entertainment, and The View, and in national print media. She is the author of several best-selling books including: Natural Highs, 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health, Supplement your Prescription: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Nutrition, and her ebook, The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free.

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The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood, and End Cravings

Dana Laake and her special guest Trudy Scott will discuss her book, The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood, and End Cravings.

Trudy Scott is a Food Mood Expert and certified nutritionist on a mission to educate people about the healing powers of food in order to find natural solutions for their anxiety, depression, emotional eating and sugar cravings. Trudy has had her own personal journey with anxiety, starting in her mid-thirties. She discovered that it was not only stress and overworking that were causing her anxiety symptoms, but also her so-called healthy vegetarian diet. What she learned led her to write her first book, The Antianxiety Food Solution.

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Overcoming fatigue, depression, and anxiety through balancing neurotransmitters- the chemistry of energy, mood, and sleep

Dana Laake and her special guest Todd Nelson will discuss overcoming fatigue, depression, and anxiety through balancing neurotransmitters – brain chemicals that regulate energy, mood, and sleep.

Todd Nelson is a Naturopathic Doctor serving the Denver/Boulder area for over 33 years. In his clinical practice he integrates comprehensive holistic modalities including clinical nutrition, medical-grade dietary supplements, detoxification, functional medicine, herbal supplements, lifestyle counseling, stress mastery and corporate wellness.

Dr. Nelson is the co-author of three books, Arthritis Survival, Asthma Survival, and Headache Survival, and a contributing author to Dr. Robert Ivker’s Sinus Survival. He also helped develop an online, self-help Sinus Survival Tutorial Series for patients to learn more about the root causes of their recurring sinus symptoms.

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Nutritional applications of CBD oil

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Stuart Tomc will discuss nutritional applications of CBD oil – an extract made from agricultural hemp-derived CBD cannabidiol.

Mr. Stuart Tomc is a recognized authority on the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, with 20 years of experience in the nutritional health industry. As Vice President of Human Nutrition at CannaVest, he recognizes CBD and its multiple mechanisms of action to support human health as perhaps the botanical equivalent of omega-3. In addition to CBD, he envisions a new category of dietary supplements derived from hemp and other phytocannabinoids, antioxidants and novel antimicrobials. As a global nutrition educator, and industry insider, Mr. Tomc is known for his extensive print interviews and contributions to noted books on integrative medicine, as well as his 4,000 radio appearances.

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Anxiety management and the healthy alternatives to anti-anxiety medication.

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Donald Brown will be discussing anxiety management and the healthy alternatives to anti-anxiety medication.

Dr. Donald Brown is a naturopathic physician and a leading authority on the safety and efficacy of nutritional supplements, evidence-based herbal medicine, and probiotics. Dr. Brown currently serves as the Director of Natural Product Research Consultants in Seattle, WA. He is the author of Herbal Prescriptions for Health and Healing, a contributor to The Natural Pharmacy, the A-Z Guide to Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions, and The Textbook of Natural Medicine.

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The cutting-edge biomedical approach to treating the underlying deficiencies and symptoms of ADHD and autism.

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dana Laake will be discussing the cutting-edge biomedical approach to treating the underlying deficiencies and symptoms of ADHD and autism.

Dana Laake is a licensed nutritionist who has provided preventive and therapeutic medical nutrition services for over 25 years. Her practice includes 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 and is the co-author of The Kid Friendly ADHD and Autism Cookbook.

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Holiday and post-holiday blues and mood disorders including anxiety and phobias

Dana Laake and her special guests Albert Mensah, MD, and Judith Bowman, MD, will be discussing holiday and post-holiday blues and mood disorders including anxiety and phobias.

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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Specialized testing for a wide variety of neuropsychiatric problems, including ADD, anxiety, depression, autism and memory problems

Specialized testing for a wide variety of neuropsychiatric problems, including ADD, anxiety, depression, autism and memory problems with special guest Dr. Elizabeth Stuller, MD. Dr. Stuller has experience in treating adults, adolescents, and geriatric populations in all aspects of psychiatry and addiction medicine. In addition to working at the Amen Clinic, Dr Stuller is principal owner and CEO of Stuller Resettings, LLC, where she works in Baltimore City with EHP Behavioral Services treating Dual Diagnosis patients at the Union Memorial Hospital and White Marsh Locations. She additionally teaches medical residents at Union Memorial Hospital, and volunteers with the City of Baltimore Staying Alive Program on “the block” in inner city Baltimore and also serves on the State of Maryland Physicians Health Committee overseeing case management of impaired physicians. She has additional training in Pain Management, Eating Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Group Psychotherapy.

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Mood disorders – anxiety and depression

Topics: Mood disorders – anxiety and depression
Special guest: Douglas MacKay, ND – founder of Makai Naturopathic Center, and Research Advisor for Nordic Naturals

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