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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.

Women’s Health

ThermiVa – a new FDA approved feminine rejuvenation treatment

Special guest: Dr. Janine Blackman, MD, PhD

Dr. Janine Blackman, MD, PhD, is a uniquely trained expert in the fields of natural medicine, nutrition, and hormones for disease prevention, optimal health, and longevity. Dr. Blackman founded the Living Wellness Medical Center with the mission to provide personalized expertise and support for people at every age. Dr. Blackman’s practice offers effective and safe approaches to customized and natural hormone therapies, based on the latest evidence-based medicine. Her focus is on the root cause of symptoms and the essential elements of health to assist the body in restoring itself to optimal function, and thereby, naturally reverse imbalances and illness.

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Preconception care and good health before pregnancy

Special guest: Hannah Bradford

Hannah Bradford is an acupuncturist and researcher with training in nutrition, herbal medicine and homeopathy. She is certified in Biological Medicine through the Paracelsus Klinik in Switzerland and has completed further training at the Klinghardt Academy in the United States. Her training with Deitrich Klinghardt includes Autonomic Response Testing, neural therapy, light therapy, and detoxification and immune system regeneration strategies. She is also an Adjunct Faculty member for Alternative and Complementary Medicine in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University and an Instructor in Nursing at Marymount University.

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The Estrogen Window: The Breakthrough Guide to Being Healthy, Energized, and Hormonally Balanced–Through Perimenopause, Menopause, and Beyond

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Mache Seibel will discuss The Estrogen Window: The Breakthrough Guide to Being Healthy, Energized, and Hormonally Balanced – Through Perimenopause, Menopause, and Beyond.

Mache Seibel, MD, is one of America’s leading health experts on women’s health and menopause, addressing stress and weight control in connection with menopause symptoms, and beyond. He spent nearly two decades on the Harvard Medical School faculty and has conducted many published clinical trials. Dr. Seibel is regularly interviewed by major print, radio and broadcast media on a wide variety of health issues.

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Getting in the mood – fighting fertility stress

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Chloe Carmichael, Ph.D., will discuss fighting fertility stress.

Dr. Chloe Carmichael, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in New York City. She focuses on stress management, relationship issues, self esteem, and coaching. Dr. Carmichael is known nationwide for her online tools and support groups that help individuals and couples facing relationship stress, including fertility problems.

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Healing breast cancer naturally

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Véronique Desaulniers will discuss healing breast cancer naturally.

Dr. Véronique Desaulniers, better known as Dr. V, has maintained successful practices in the wellness field since 1979. Because of her passion for health and wellness, Dr. V undertook extensive studies in energy medicine, specializing in chiropractic, bio-energetics, Meridian Stress Analysis, homeopathy, and digital thermography. After 30 years in active practice, she decided to “retire” and devote her time to sharing her story and journey with breast cancer. Her experience led to the recently released book, Heal Breast Cancer Naturally: 7 Essential Steps to Beating Breast Cancer.

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Benefits of omega-3s through a woman’s life cycle

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Dr. Aimée Shunney will discuss the benefits of omega-3s through a woman’s life cycle.

Aimée Gould Shunney, ND, is in private practice in Santa Cruz, CA, where she blends conventional medical diagnosis and treatment with the use of natural therapeutics including dietary and lifestyle counseling, nutritional supplements, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and bio-identical hormones. Dr. Shunney is a dynamic educator, radio show host, and writer on a mission to empower people to take charge of their health with integrative medicine. She specializes in women’s health, functional endocrinology, and family medicine. As a Medical Advisor to Nordic Naturals, Dr. Shunney also enjoys extolling the virtues of fish oil to professional, retail, and consumer audiences across the country.

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How to thrive in the menopausal years

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Jennifer Johnson will discuss how to thrive in the menopausal years.

Jennifer Johnson, ND is associate dean for clinical education and a clinical associate professor at Bastyr University’s School of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Johnson has been involved in direct patient care in both private practice and teaching clinics. She offers care in general medicine with a specialty in comprehensive women’s healthcare. Offering care for women of all ages, she provides nutritional advice including weight management, treatment for hormonal and thyroid imbalances, and preconception care.

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Menopause and estrogen replacement

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Machelle Seibel will discuss menopause and estrogen replacement.

Mache Seibel, MD, is one of America’s leading health experts on women’s health and menopause, addressing stress and weight control in connection with menopause symptoms, and beyond. He spent nearly two decades on the Harvard Medical School faculty and has conducted many published clinical trials. Dr. Seibel is regularly interviewed by major print, radio and broadcast media on a wide variety of health issues.

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Preconception planning and care

Dana Laake and her special guest Hannah Bradford will talk about how to plan for a healthy pregnancy.

Hannah Bradford, MAc, LAc is an acupuncturist with training in nutrition, herbal medicine, and homeopathy. She is certified in Biological Medicine through the Paracelsus Klinik in Switzerland and has further training from the Klinghardt Academy in the United States. She is also an adjunct faculty member for alternative and complementary medicine in the School of Public Health at George Washington University and an instructor in nursing at Marymount University.

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The truth about the early years of parenting

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Peggy O’Mara will be discussing the truth about the early years of parenting.

Peggy O’Mara is the publisher and editor of Mothering Magazine. She has authored 4 books including Having a Baby Naturally: The Mothering Magazine Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth, and Natural Family Living: The Mothering Magazine Guide to Parenting. A dynamic speaker, she has lectured and conducted workshops on natural family topics in conjunction with organizations such as the Omega Institute, Esalen, La Leche League International, Lamaze International, and Bioneers.

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