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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.

Functional Medicine

“Blue Zones” – five locations where people live to record-setting ages and how they do it

Blue ZonesSpecial guest: Dan Buettner is an explorer, National Geographic Fellow and multiple New York Times bestselling author. He discovered the five places in the world – dubbed “Blue Zones” hotspots – where people live the longest, and are healthiest. Buettner now works in partnership with municipal governments, large employers, and health insurance companies to implement Blue Zones projects.

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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

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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Food over Medicine

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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Eat Organic as if Your Life Depends on it

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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How the luminous intelligence we call light effortlessly guides us toward health, contentment and a life filled with purpose

Luminous Life:Special guest: Jacob Israel Liberman, OD, PhD, is a respected public speaker, author, and visionary scientist. His discoveries in the fields of light, vision, and consciousness have been enthusiastically endorsed by luminaries in the fields of health, science, and spirituality, including Deepak Chopra, Bruce Lipton, and Eckhart Tolle. His newest book, Luminous Life: How the Science of Light Unlocks the Art of Living, reveals how light guides our every step, so we may fulfill our reason for being.

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An integrative physician’s approach to diet, lab tests, heart and liver screening, and men’s health

Integrative MedicineSpecial guest: Sam Pappas, MD, is an internist in Vienna, Virginia. He received his medical degree from Penn State College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM), the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), and Metabolic Medical Institute (MMI). Dr. Pappas focuses on personalized care integrating multiple modalities of interconnected therapies such as nutrition, fitness, stress reduction and nutraceuticals. He was selected as a 2018 Top Doctor in the Washingtonian Magazine.

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Nutrition controversies and news you can use

Special guest: Dana Laake is a licensed nutritionist who has been providing 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.

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How mitochondria influence your health

Special guest: Thomas A. Bowman, DPM, PhD, earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine with a clinical focus on diabetic limb salvage, sports medicine, and biomechanics, and his PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of Toledo with a concentration in cardiovascular and metabolic disease. Dr. Bowman is a senior scientist with Jarrow Formulas, and his responsibilities include product substantiation, research and development, marketing and science writing. He has contributed to several peer-reviewed journal publications and continues to collaborate on research projects.

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Holistic Dentistry and Ayurvedic Medicine

Special guest: Dr. Kalpna Ranadive completed her masters in periodontics in 1998, then went on to become the first resident to complete a fellowship exclusively in implantology from Boston University in 2001. She graduated with high honors and multiple prestigious awards from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. In 2009, she became the first dentist in Maryland to have a fully integrated digital dental office with CAD-CAM – CEREC, 3D cone beam and lasers. Dr. Ranadive is an international speaker, author and sought-after trainer by dentists and healthcare professionals as she teaches them how to integrate ancient Vedic wisdom in their health practices. She is a naturalist, minimalistic and eco-friendly dental surgeon who strongly believes in saving teeth while paying attention to integrative health pathways.

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The Cowden Support Program for chronic Lyme disease

Special Guest: William Lee Cowden, MD, MD(H), is chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board and a professor at the Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine. He is a USA board-certified cardiologist and internist known for his knowledge and skill in practicing and teaching integrative medicine. He has pioneered successful integrative treatments for cancer, Lyme disease, atherosclerosis, cardiomyopathy, autism and various other neurological conditions, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, silicone implant disease and many other illnesses. He has co-authored 6 books and has contributed to several other books and publications.

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