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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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Upcoming ShowSunday, April 5

Tune in Sundays, 10-11 am on 1500 AM, Federal News Radio (WFED)

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Topic: Lifestyle Strategies for Your Risk of Cancer

Special guest: Lise Alschuler is a naturopathic doctor with board certification in naturopathic oncology and has been practicing since 1994. Dr. Alschuler is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Arizona where she is the Assistant Director of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. She graduated from Brown University with an undergraduate degree in Medical Anthropology and received a doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University. Dr. Alschuler is past-President and Board member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and a founding board member and immediate Past-President of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She has been an invited speaker to more than 100 scientific/medical conferences, published 16 peer-reviewed articles, been a co-investigator on 5 research studies, written 6 chapters for medical textbooks, and has co-authored two books, Definitive Guide to Cancer, now in its 3rd edition, and Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer. The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) recognized Dr. Alschuler in 2014 as Physician of the Year. She also received an honorary degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and the Joseph Pizzorno Founders award from Bastyr University in the same year. She was honored with the AANP President’s award in 2016 and received the Impact award from the National Association of Nutrition Professionals in 2017.Dr. Alschuler is the founding Executive Director of TAP Integrative, a nonprofit web-based educational resource for integrative practitioners. Dr. Alschuler is the co-founder of Five To Thrive, LLC., which has developed the iTHRIVE Plan SaaS mobile web application that creates customized wellness plans for cancer survivors. She maintains a naturopathic oncology practice out of Naturopathic Specialists in Scottsdale AZ. Dr. Alschuler also co-hosts a podcast, Five To Thrive Live! on the Cancer Support Network about living more healthfully in the face of cancer. Previously, she was the department head of naturopathic medicine at Midwestern Regional Medical Center – Cancer Treatment Centers of America. She was also the clinic medical director and botanical medicine chair at Bastyr, as well she was on the faculty of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.

The new line of sports supplements from Garden of Life

Special guest: Rex Jones

Rex Jones has been an educator with Garden of Life for over 7 years and brings with him a lifelong passion for the natural foods industry and a strong knowledge of herbals. For more than 10 years he worked in a natural foods retail setting as a nutrition manager and herbalist, as well as led classes, co-hosted a radio show, and gave a variety of in-store and off-site health lectures. He is excited to share the Garden of Life mission: Empowering Extraordinary Health®.

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A new self-help book on relationship dynamics, The Intimacy Dance of Stingers and Clingers.

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Patricia Webbink will be discussing her new self-help book on relationship dynamics, The Intimacy Dance of Stingers and Clingers.

Dr. Patricia Webbink is committed to helping people develop fulfilling relationships in their personal and professional lives. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Duke University in 1974 and has had a private psychotherapy practice for 40 years, assisting couples, groups, families, and individuals on their path to healing and self-discovery.

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Making Sense Out of Nutritional Studies –“Are Eggs Really as Bad as Smoking? Are Vitamins Linked to Mortality?”

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Alan Gaby will be discussing how to look at results from recent nutritional studies, such as… “Are eggs really as bad as smoking? Are vitamins linked to mortality?”

Alan Gaby, M.D., is a nutritional science expert and the author of Nutritional Medicine, a comprehensive, scientifically-based guide to the use of diet and nutritional supplements to prevent and treat illness. The book covers more than 400 different health conditions and disorders, with 60 chapters on individual nutrients. Information on dietary fundamentals, food additives, reactive hypoglycemia, food allergy, “sub-laboratory” hypothyroidism, and candidiasis is also included. Dr. Gaby considers Nutritional Medicine the pinnacle of his life’s work – to investigate nutritional medicine and to teach others what he has discovered.

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Importance of water purification

Topics: Importance of water purification
Special guest: Houston Tomasz – Vice President, Aquasana Water Filter Systems

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Controversies – death rate from medications and medical mistakes

Topics: Controversies – death rate from medications and medical mistakes, health care reform, flu, butter and eggs, autism, preventing developmental delays and prostate health

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Bethesda Green – how Bethesda is reducing its carbon footprint

Topics: Bethesda Green – how Bethesda is reducing its carbon footprint
Special guest: Dave Heffernan – education, outreach and marketing for Bethesda Green

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