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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.

Cardiovascular Health

Preventing and Treating Cardiovascular Disease Through Diet and Lifestyle

Special guest: Kim Allan Williams, MD, MACC, FAHA, MASNC, FESC, is Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Rush University and specializes in cardiology, prevention and cardiac imaging. He has served on numerous national committees and boards including serving as the President of the American College of Cardiology, President of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Association of Black Cardiologists. He is also the founder of the Urban Cardiology Initiative in Detroit, Michigan to reduce ethnic heart care disparities, and continues community-based efforts in Chicago at Rush. A native of Chicago’s South Side, Dr. Williams has over 30 years of experience as an educator, researcher, and physician.

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Cardiovascular health and solutions to prevent heart disease

Special guest: Steven Masley, MD

Steven Masley, MD, is a physician, nutritionist, author, speaker and award-winning patient educator. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, American College of Nutrition, and American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Masley is a clinical associate professor at the University of South Florida and teaches programs at Eckerd College. He sees patients from across North America at the Masley Optimal Health Center in St. Petersburg, FL, and has published numerous scientific articles, as well as several books: SMART FAT, The 30 Day Heart Tune-Up, and Ten Years Younger. He has devoted his medical career to the study of heart disease and aging, working to empower people to achieve optimal health through comprehensive medical assessments and lifestyle changes.

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“News you can use,” including controversies in health and nutrition, the need for sufficient vitamin D and magnesium when taking calcium, talcum powder and cancer risk, the US government’s reversal of dietary and cardiovascular recommendations, fluoride recommendations, autism, and the autoimmune solution.

Special Guest: Dana Laake

Dana Laake 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.

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The synergistic roles for bioactive B vitamins – methyl-B12, 5-MTHF, and P5P

Special guest: Anthony Thomas, Ph.D.

Anthony Thomas, Ph.D., serves on Jarrow Formulas’ Scientific Panel. His primary research interests have focused on the influence of dietary and lifestyle factors on the pathogenesis of chronic cardiovascular/metabolic diseases including obesity, insulin resistance syndrome, and type 2 diabetes. He has authored/co-authored multiple peer reviewed scientific manuscripts and contributed his expertise in the fields of nutrition, obesity, and diabetes for a number of scientific journals.

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The new book How Not to Die, and how diet and lifestyle changes can make a big difference in helping to prevent the 15 leading causes of death, including heart disease and cancer.

Special guest: Michael Greger, MD, FACLM

Michael Greger, MD, FACLM, is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, he has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, testified before Congress, and was invited as an expert witness in the defense of Oprah Winfrey in the infamous “meat defamation” trial. Currently Dr. Greger serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States. His latest book How Not to Die became an instant New York Times best seller.

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Two kinds of inflammation – loud or painful and obvious, and silent inflammation that can cause cancer and heart disease.

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Decker Weiss will discuss two kinds of inflammation – loud or painful and obvious, and silent inflammation that can cause cancer and heart disease.

Dr. Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA, is the first naturopathic physician to complete a conventional internship, residency, and fellowship in a conventional medical system. He trained in the Columbia Hospital system, the Arizona Heart Hospital, and the prestigious Arizona Heart Institute. Dr. Weiss has a holistic approach to cardiovascular disease management and is a pioneer in the application of effective natural alternatives to heart bypass and angioplasty. He is also knowledgeable about natural treatments for autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal issues, weight loss, and most forms of chronic disease. Dr. Weiss has traveled worldwide training physicians and pharmacists on safer ways to use fewer prescriptions and provide improved outcomes to their patients, and is currently is a consultant for Solgar.

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Natural strategies to combat inflammation, and why conventional approaches can put your heart at risk

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Decker Weiss will discuss natural strategies to combat inflammation, and why conventional approaches can put your heart at risk.

Dr. Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA, is the first naturopathic physician to complete a conventional internship, residency, and fellowship in a conventional medical system. He trained in the Columbia Hospital system, the Arizona Heart Hospital, and the prestigious Arizona Heart Institute. Dr. Weiss has a holistic approach to cardiovascular disease management and is a pioneer in the application of effective natural alternatives to heart bypass and angioplasty. He is also knowledgeable about natural treatments for autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal issues, weight loss, and most forms of chronic disease. Dr. Weiss has traveled worldwide training physicians and pharmacists on safer ways to use fewer prescriptions and provide improved outcomes to their patients, and is currently is a consultant for Solgar.

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Cardiovascular health

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Joseph J. Lamb will discuss cardiovascular health.

Joseph J. Lamb, MD, is a clinical consultant in Integrative and Functional Medicine. He also served as the past Director of Intramural Clinical Research at The Functional Medicine Research Center for Metagenics where he was the principal investigator for clinical trials. He works with patients to create optimal health by using functional medical approaches including lifestyle modification, herbal and nutritional therapies, and cognitive therapy. He’s also active in community service and frequently invited to lecture on integrative health topics ranging from pain management and healthy aging to women’s health and complementary cancer care.

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Choosing an omega-3 supplement

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Maggie Laidlaw will be discussing how to choose an omega-3 supplement.

Dr. Maggie Laidlaw acquired her degrees in human nutrition from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Her doctoral research was on rheumatoid arthritis and supplementation with anti-inflammatory oils, such as fish and borage seed oil. Maggie was the Associate Director and Clinical Investigator at the Human Nutraceutical Research Unit at the University of Guelph for 4 years before becoming Director of the Clinical Trials Division of Nutrasource Diagnostics Inc. in 2007.

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Prevention of heart attack and stroke

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Jeffrey Boone will be discussing the prevention of heart attack and stroke.

Dr. Boone is an internationally recognized expert on the effects of mental stress on the heart. Dr. Boone’s unique clinical approach focuses on aggressive prevention of cardiovascular disease, including the evaluation of the cardiovascular consequences of mental stress, the early clinical use of the latest cardiac imaging techniques, and the advanced detection and treatment of cardiometabolic risk. As an active clinician and researcher, he has authored and co-authored numerous professional articles and books on preventive cardiology, cardiometabolic risk, and stress medicine.

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