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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.

Immune System Health

Stress, and its impact on health, with a focus on the immune system

Special guest: Erin Stokes, ND

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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Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about your gut health

Special guest: Dr. Will Cole

Dr. Will Cole, leading functional medicine practitioner, specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors and customizing health programs for chronic conditions such as thyroid issues, autoimmune, hormonal dysfunctions, and more. He consults locally in the Pittsburgh area as well as webcam and phone consultations for people across the country and around the world. Dr. Cole lectures nationally and writes articles for health-related sites such as mindbodygreen.com.

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Nutrients to support whole body health and address inflammation

Special guest: Dr. Decker Weiss

Dr. Weiss is the first Naturopathic Physician to complete an internship, fellowship and residency at a conventional hospital (AZ Heart Institute). He is the first Cardiologist as a “Naturopathic Physician” and has treated more than 40,000 patients over the past 17 years. In 2012 he was named one of the “Leading Physicians in the World” a distinction given to under 1,000 physicians each year. He has worked in Haiti, Tibet, and recently on the Syrian border both in a medical capacity, and as a researcher to look at the biochemistry of violent behaviors, and radicalization. Dr. Weiss has lectured and taught in some of the finest academic and medical institutions in the world, including the first Holistic (functional) physician to lecture at the renowned Cleveland Clinic.

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The mind’s ability to heal the body, the role of stress in modern society, and the role of supplements and the immune system

Special guest: Dr. Ronald Peters

Dr. Ronald Peters, MD, MPH, is trained in family medicine and has earned a Masters of Public Health in the prevention of disease. Dr. Peters has 30 years of experience in nutritional biochemistry and holistic health care. He has had medical practices in California and Oregon and is currently the director of the MindBody Medicine Center in Scottsdale, AZ. His lifetime of practicing medicine has led to a mind-body approach to holistic wellness that finds causes, not just symptoms.

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Probiotics for women’s health

Special guest: Anthony Thomas, PhD

Anthony Thomas, PhD, earned his bachelor’s degree 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 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 has served as a referee with relevant expertise in the fields of nutrition, obesity, and diabetes for multiple scientific journals. He is currently is a consultant for Jarrow.

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Whole body health and the hidden role of inflammation

Special guest: Dr. Decker Weiss

Dr. Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA, is the first naturopathic physician to complete a conventional internship, residency, and fellowship. He became the first Naturopathic Cardiologist after training in the Columbia Hospital system, the Arizona Heart Institute, and the Arizona Heart Hospital. 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. He is currently is a consultant for Solgar.

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Mold toxicity and chronic inflammatory immune response (CIRS)

Special guest: Dr. Jill Carnahan

Dr. Carnahan received her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and completed her residency at the University of Illinois Program in Family Medicine at Methodist Medical Center. She is dually board-certified in Family Medicine (ABFM) and Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). She was part of the first 100+ healthcare practitioners to be certified through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFMCP), and recently opened a new medical clinic with a broad range of services in Louisville, Colorado. Dr. Carnahan is also a 14-year survivor of breast cancer and Crohn’s disease and is passionate about teaching patients how to “live well” and thrive in the midst of complex and chronic illness. She is committed to teaching other physicians how to address underlying causes of illness through the principles of functional medicine, rather than just treating symptoms.

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Using a whole food plant-based diet to overcome common diseases, such as diabetes, and to heal leaky gut

Special guest: Michael A. Klaper, MD

Michael A. Klaper, MD, graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and received post-graduate training in internal medicine, surgery, anesthesiology and orthopedics at the University of British Columbia hospitals in Vancouver and obstetrics at the University of California, San Francisco. As Dr. Klaper’s medical career progressed, he began to realize that many of the diseases his patients brought to his office were made worse, or actually caused, by the high-fat, high sugar, overly processed Standard American Diet (S.A.D.). He currently practices nutritionally-based medicine at True North Health Center in Santa Rosa, California.

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The power of turmeric

Special guest: Erin Stokes, ND

Dr. Erin Stokes, ND, received her naturopathic degree from Bastyr University in 2001. In her current position as Medical Director for MegaFood, she combines her experience as a naturopathic doctor with an extensive background in the natural retail products industry. Erin believes education is a key to making positive changes, and her personal mission is to empower people with the inspiration and tools to change their lives. The focus of Erin’s naturopathic practice in Boulder, Colorado, is on healthy moms. She believes, “When moms are healthy, the world can be healthy.”

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New probiotic formulas

Dana Laake and her special guest Erin Stokes, ND, will discuss new probiotic formulas.

Dr. Erin Stokes, ND, received her naturopathic degree from Bastyr University in 2001. In her current position as Medical Director for MegaFood, she combines her experience as a naturopathic doctor with an extensive background in the natural retail products industry. Erin believes education is a key to making positive changes, and her personal mission is to empower people with the inspiration and tools to change their lives. Erin practices naturopathic medicine in Boulder, CO.

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