Special guest: Michael Jurgelewicz, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, CNS, is involved in the research, coordination, and execution of product development and reformulation, as well as overseeing clinical and technical support for Designs for Health. He has been studying nutrition and wellness for the past 16 years. Dr. Jurgelewicz has bachelor of science degrees in health and wellness, and anatomy, and is a doctor of chiropractic. Dr. Jurgelewicz is board certified in nutrition by the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, a diplomate of the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, and an active member of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition’s examination board. He is also an adjunct clinical instructor for the Master of Science in Nutrition program at the University of Bridgeport. Dr. Jurgelewicz specializes in functional medicine in the management of a variety of chronic health conditions.
Special guest: Dr. Michael Murray, ND, is widely regarded as a leading authority on natural medicine. He is a graduate, former faculty member, and serves on the Board of Regents of Bastyr University in Seattle. Dr. Murray has published over 30 books featuring natural approaches to health. He has written numerous articles for major publications, appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs, and lectured nationwide. Dr. Murray has dedicated his life to educating physicians, patients, and the general public on the tremendous healing power of nature.
Special guest: Tedd Koren, DC, received his doctor of chiropractic degree from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC, with honors as class valedictorian. In 1978, he helped found the Pennsylvania College of Chiropractic, where he taught histology, neurology and chiropractic adjusting techniques. He has recently developed Koren Specific Technique (KST), a new way to quickly and easily locate and correct serious stress, subluxations, imbalances, malfunction, blockages and disharmony in the mind/body that most other healers miss or overlook. Dr. Koren’s continuing education seminars for professionals and the public are entertaining as well as educational, and topics include the philosophy of healthcare, science and art, the childhood vaccination controversy, nutrition, cancer and chronic illness.
Special guest: Pamela Wartian Smith, MD, MPH, MS, spent her first 25 of practice as an emergency room physician with the Detroit Medical Center and the next 18 years as an anti-aging/metabolic medicine specialist. She holds a master’s in public health, along with a master’s degree in metabolic and nutritional medicine. Dr. Smith is currently the director of the Center for Personalized Medicine and the founder of The Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine. She is also the co-director of the master’s program in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine at the Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida. Dr. Smith is the author of HRT: The Answers; Vitamins Hype or Hope; Demystifying Weight Loss; What You Must Know About Vitamins; Minerals, Herbs & More; What You Must Know about Women’s Hormones; Why You Can’t Lose Weight; What You Must Know About Memory Loss and How You Can Stop It; and What You Must Know About Thyroid Disorders. She has most recently co-authored the book, What You Must Know About Allergy Relief.
Special guest: Dale E. Bredesen, MD, is internationally recognized as an expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, and the author of the New York Times bestseller, The End of Alzheimer’s. He graduated from Caltech, then earned his MD from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He held faculty positions at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and University of California, San Diego, and directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute before coming to the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in 1998 as its founding president and CEO. He is currently a professor at UCLA.
Special guest: Diane Gilman, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist and certified Integrative Medicine Mental Health Provider. Dr. Gilman has a master’s degree in general psychology from Villanova University, as well as master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology. She is the founder of The Center For Mind and Body Health, LLC, as well as an affiliate with Capital Integrative Health in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Gilman specializes in the treatment of children, teens and adults with chronic illness and chronic pain, as well as those suffering from undiagnosed illnesses. She uses a holistic and integrated approach to therapy that utilizes several psychological theories, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), humanistic psychology, and family systems theory (FST). Dr. Gilman also uses mind-body techniques to address mental and physical health concerns.
Special 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.
Special 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.
Special 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.
Meet the Hosts
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