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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.

Whole Foods

Phytonutrients

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Deanna Minich will be discussing phytonutrients.

Dr. Deanna Minich is a dynamic and internationally-known body-mind-spirit health expert, yoga practitioner, and author. Her 20 years of experience in the nutrition field led her to develop an integrated approach to nutrition called Food & Spirit, which spans the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of health. Her well-rounded experience in the field of nutrition includes private practice, preclinical and clinical research, product development, global product technology integration, management, marketing, writing, and education. Currently, she consults as Vice President of Education at the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute in Seattle, WA, and is adjunct faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine.

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MegaFood’s Slo-Food™ process, organic farm fresh partnership, and nutrient boosters

Dana Laake and her special guest Buddy Ojeda will be discussing MegaFood’s Slo-Food™ process, organic farm fresh partnership, and nutrient boosters.

Buddy Ojeda is a Certified Nutritionist, health educator and MegaFood’s Eastern Regional Educator. Buddy has worked in the dietary supplement industry since 1996. He has a broad understanding of natural health topics and is often called upon to discuss issues related to immune health, joint disorders, essential fatty acids, Traditional Chinese Medicine, cardiovascular health and energy management. He also has expertise in sleep disorders, stress reduction, digestive health concerns and energy medicine, as well as diet, lifestyle and the correct use of nutritional supplements.

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The importance of getting chlorophyll rich foods and superfoods

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Rex Jones will be discussing the the importance of eating foods and superfoods that are rich in chlorophyll.

Rex Jones has been an educator with Garden of Life for more than 4 years and brings with him a lifelong passion for the natural foods industry and a strong knowledge of herbal medicine. For more than 10 years he worked in a natural foods retail setting as a nutrition manager and herbalist.

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Raw Supplementation and the importance of Probiotic Strain Diversity

Host Dana Laake and her special guest Rex Jones will be discussing raw supplementation and the importance of probiotic strain diversity.

Rex Jones has been an educator with Garden of Life for more than 4 years and brings with him a lifelong passion for the Natural Foods Industry and a strong knowledge of herbal medicine. For more than 10 years he worked in a natural foods retail setting as a nutrition manager and herbalist.

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Vegan Whole Food Supplements

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Buddy Ojeda, CN, will be discussing vegan whole food supplements.

Buddy Ojeda is a Certified Nutritionist, health educator and MegaFood’s Eastern Regional Educator. Buddy has worked in the dietary supplement industry since 1996. He has a broad understanding of natural health topics and is often called upon to discuss issues related to immune health, joint disorders, essential fatty acids, Traditional Chinese Medicine, cardiovascular health and energy management. He also has expertise in sleep disorders, stress reduction, digestive health concerns and energy medicine, as well as diet, lifestyle and the correct use of nutritional supplements.

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How the Food Industry Undermines our Health and How to Fight Back

Host Dana Laake and her special guest Michele Simon will be discussing how the food industry undermines our health and how to fight back.

Michele Simon, JD, MPH, is a public health lawyer who has been researching and writing about the food industry and food politics since 1996. She specializes in legal strategies to counter corporate tactics that harm the public’s health. She served as Research and Policy Director for Marin Institute (now Alcohol Justice), an alcohol industry watchdog group, for over 4 years. Her groundbreaking 2007 report on alcoholic energy drinks led to a federal ban on these dangerous products.

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Importance of Whole Food Supplementation

Host Dana Laake and her special guest Buddy Ojeda, CN, will be discussing the importance of whole food supplementation.

Buddy Ojeda is a Certified Nutritionist, health educator and MegaFood’s Eastern Regional Educator. Buddy has worked in the dietary supplement industry since 1996. He has a broad understanding of natural health topics and is often called upon to discuss issues related to immune health, joint disorders, essential fatty acids, Traditional Chinese Medicine, cardiovascular health and energy management. He also has expertise in sleep disorders, stress reduction, digestive health concerns and energy medicine, as well as diet, lifestyle.

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Systemic and Digestive Enzymes and the Benefits of Raw, Whole Food Nutrition

Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Jay Bugai will be discussing systemic and digestive enzymes and the benefits of raw, whole food nutrition.

Jay Bugai, CSN, is an educator with Garden of Life, a leader in whole food nutrition. He has recently toured the country with Jordan Rubin, author of Perfect Weight America and The Raw Truth.

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Health Benefits of Raw, Whole Food Liquid Multivitamins

Health Benefits of Raw, Whole Food Liquid Multivitamins with special guest: Jordan Rubin. Jordan Rubin is one of America’s most recognized and respected natural health experts. He is the author of the New York Times best-selling book, The Maker’s Diet, as well as the author of 19 other health related titles, including his latest work Perfect Weight America. An international motivational speaker, Jordan hosts the weekly television show Extraordinary Health with Jordan Rubin that reaches more than 30 million households worldwide. He is also Founder and CEO of Garden of Life, a leading health and wellness company committed to empowering extraordinary health with whole food based supplements, functional foods, and educational resources.

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Raw food supplements and systemic enzymes

Raw food supplements and systemic enzymes with special guest: Jordan Rubin, founder of Garden of Life.

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