Unconventional cancer journey using diet and nutritional supplements

By Dana Laake | August 2, 2020

Diabetes dietSpecial guest: Dr. Danenberg, DDS, is a periodontist and was in private practice for 44 years, incorporating ancestral nutrition and lifestyle with his leading-edge laser protocol to treat periodontal disease. “Dr. Al” retired in 2018, but continues to consult with patients all over the world, as well as discuss his unconventional cancer journey. He was diagnosed with incurable bone marrow cancer in September 2018 and was given 3-6 months to live; he rejected all chemotherapy and is thriving today. Dr. Al received advanced training in evolutionary nutrition from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, as well as The Center for Mind-Body Medicine. In 2014, he became a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP) and a Certified Primal Health Coach. Then, in April 2017, Dr. Al earned the designation of “ADAPT Trained Health Professional” from Kresser Institute, and in 2020, he was appointed Chair of the Periodontal Committee for the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM). His book, Crazy-Good Living, is based on ancestral nutrition and lifestyle.


The science and health benefits of cannabis

By Dana Laake | July 26, 2020

Health Benefits of CannabisSpecial guest: Tammi Sweet, MS, LMT, is a co-founder and co-director of the Heartstone Center for Earth Essentials, near Ithaca, NY, where she offers workshops and classes in herbal medicine and online courses in anatomy and physiology. She holds a master’s degree in endocrinology and has been teaching anatomy and physiology to a range of students in a variety of learning environments for the past 30 years. She combines her expertise in herbal medicine and neurobiology in her book, The Wholistic Healing Guide to Cannabis, where in addition to exploring the chemistry of the whole cannabis plant, she explains the physiology of the human body’s endocannabinoid system and why and how it is affected by ingesting cannabis. Based on research and her own clinical experience, Tammi provides instructions on techniques for the best medicinal cannabis preparations and specific dosage recommendations for using these remedies to address a wide range of conditions, including stress, chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD, insomnia and more.


Key Nutrients for Immune Support

By Dana Laake | July 19, 2020

NutritionSpecial guest: Jason Rozzo is the Director of Strategic Development for Metagenics, Inc. He has been involved in helping doctors understand and apply nutrition as a therapeutic tool for over 20 years. Jason has a BS in health and fitness and a certificate in nutrition and healthy living from Cornell University, and is a member of the American Association of Nutritional Consultants. He has spoken at over 100 workshops and to hospitals and medical groups on many different health and nutrition topics. Jason is a US Army veteran and is the liaison for Metagenics’ military health initiative, working to support practitioners and not-for-profit groups that help active and retired military with nutrition and lifestyle.


New Genetic Insights on Food, Diet and Weight Loss

By Dana Laake | July 12, 2020

weightSpecial guest: Dr. Christy Williamson earned her doctor of clinical nutrition (DCN) from Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH), her master’s degree in human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and is a also a Certified Nutrition Specialist. In 2016, she helped pass legislation in Virginia that established a statutory definition of nutritional genomics. With a colleague, Christy developed a course in nutritional genomics for MUIH and continues to teach there as an adjunct faculty member. Dr. Williamson is also the owner of the Nutritional Genomics Institute, OmicsDx, ZebraDx and SNPed. NGI houses SNPed, practitioner education in nutritional genomics, and ZebraDx, a nutritional genomics focused research diagnostics company. OmicsDx is a software startup and state-of-the-art nutritional genomics analysis company that produces epigenetically validated genome panels.


Breakthroughs in Brain Health with Light, Sound and Vibration

By Dana Laake | July 5, 2020

Brain TapSpecial guest: Patrick K. Porter, PhD, is the founder of BrainTap™, which was created with a singular mission in mind: to better a billion brains. With its proprietary app and headset technology, BrainTap enables users to tackle the challenges of today’s stressful world and enhance quality of life through improved brain health. With over 800 uniquely-encoded audio sessions, BrainTap empowers users to reduce stress, sleep better, and maximize performance. Dr. Porter has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, People, Entrepreneur and INC magazines, and on ABC, NBC, CBS and the Discovery Channel. He is head of mind-based studies at Quantum University and the author of six books.


The latest research on toxins, how they impact health, and what we can do to fix it

By Dana Laake | June 21, 2020

The Toxin SolutionSpecial guest: Dr. Joseph Pizzorno is a transformational leader in medicine. He founded Bastyr University, the country’s first and largest fully accredited university of natural medicine, and served as its president for twenty-two years. A naturopathic physician, educator, researcher, and expert spokesman, he is editor-in-chief of PubMed-indexed IMCJ, founding board member and currently chair of the board of IFM, founding board member of American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, and a member of the science boards of the Hecht Foundation, Gateway for Cancer Research, and Bioclinic Naturals. He was appointed by Presidents Clinton and Bush to two prestigious government commissions to advise the President and Congress on how to integrate natural medicine (by whatever name) into the healthcare system. He is author or co-author of six textbooks for doctors (most recently Clinical Environmental Medicine) and seven consumer books, including the Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (with more than two million copies in six languages) and, most recently, The Toxin Solution.


Electromagnetic Radiation in our Homes

By Dana Laake | June 14, 2020

Electromagnetic RadiationSpecial guest: Bill Cadwallader, MBA, EMRS, is a certified Electromagnetic Radiation Specialist. These trained specialists measure electromagnetic radiation and consult for detection, protection and solutions in homes, schools, businesses, and other indoor and outdoor environments. Bill is an author and accomplished speaker and has spent his adult life working around technology, including his time in the U.S. Marine Corps and his postgraduate work at Pepperdine University. He was a project manager in the aerospace industry in California, and also worked in information technology for Clark County, Nevada. Bill has presented at the Annual Cancer Convention in Los Angeles and has taught at the International Institute for Building-Biology & Ecology (IBE). He serves as a coach for IBE’s Apprentice Program. He also speaks extensively on solutions to harmful electromagnetic radiation.


How to Achieve a Healthy Home

By Dana Laake | June 7, 2020

Healthy HomeSpecial guest: Andy Pace is a nationally recognized expert on green and healthy building products. As founder of the oldest healthy building supply company in the United States, Andrew has become one of the single most helpful and educational experts dealing with the day-to-day concerns of individuals who suffer from allergies, asthma and chemical sensitivities. As the leading expert on the topic of human health vs environmental health, Andrew launched a new green building product rating system called Degree of Green, which is being used by consumers to eliminate the confusion within the green building realm and to help guide consumers to what they truly need.


Inner Bonding: The Power to Heal and Love Yourself

By Dana Laake | May 31, 2020

Inner BondingSpecial guest: Dr. Margaret Paul holds a PhD in psychology, is a relationship expert, public speaker, consultant and artist. She is a bestselling author and co-creator of the powerful Inner Bonding® self-healing process, and the related SelfQuest® self-healing online program. Her book titles include, Do I Have to Give Up Me to Be Loved By You (and subsequent titles, Do I Have to Give Up Me to Be Loved By God, and…By My Kids), Healing Your Aloneness and Inner Bonding, and the recently published, Diet For Divine Connection and The Inner Bonding Workbook. Margaret has successfully worked with thousands and taught classes and seminars for over 50 years.


Ayurvedic solutions to combat viruses and other respiratory illnesses

By Dana Laake | May 24, 2020

AyurvedicSpecial guest: Dr Kalpna Ranadive is an integrative biological dentist, who is also certified by the American Naturopathic Certification Board. The central theme of her practice revolves around Ayurveda and ancient health science and wisdom. Dr. Ranadive is an international speaker, author and sought-after trainer by dentists and health care 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. With a unique gift to individualize health and lifestyle protocols, Dr Kalpna enjoys helping individuals learn how to implement easy self-healing techniques for life.




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Dana Laake is a licensed nutritionist providing preventive and therapeutic medical nutrition services for over 25 years. Her practice includes the 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.

Dr. Kevin Passero a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine has trained extensively with leading doctors in the field of natural medicine. In his practice, Dr. Passero focuses on restoring harmony to both the body and mind using advanced protocols that incorporate botanicals, homeopathy, vitamins, and nutrition.

Kate Costello focuses on functional nutrition by emphasizing the healing power of whole-food nutrition and wellness practices like movement, stress-reduction and sleep hygiene. Kate earned her graduate degrees in nutrition and health coaching at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, and works as a nutrition advisor at Village Green