Immunity during cold and flu season

By Dana Laake | February 9, 2020

Cold and FluSpecial guest: Dana Godbout Laake, RDH, MS, LDN, is a licensed nutritionist in the Washington, DC area, who has provided 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. She is also author of The Kid-Friendly ADHD & Autism Cookbook, 3rd Edition.

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A step-by-step approach for optimizing brain health and preventing and treating neurodegenerative diseases

By David Baer | February 2, 2020

You Can Fix Your BrainSpecial guest: Dr. Tom O’Bryan’s is an internationally recognized, admired and compassionate speaker focusing on food sensitivities, environmental toxins, and the development of autoimmune diseases. In November 2016, Dr. O’Bryan released Betrayal: The Autoimmune Disease Solution They’re Not Telling You, an investigation into why our immune system, designed to protect us, begins attacking our own tissue. Currently, over 500,000 people worldwide have watched the docuseries. He holds teaching faculty positions with The Institute for Functional Medicine and the National University of Health Sciences. His 2016 groundbreaking book, The Autoimmune Fix, won the National Book Award and ranked first in several categories on Amazon. The book outlines the step-by-step development of degenerative diseases and gives us the tools to identify our disease process years before the symptoms are obvious.

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Dietary approaches to treating autoimmune issues

By Dana Laake | January 26, 2020

Wahls ProtocolSpecial guest: Dr. Terry Wahls is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa, where she conducts clinical trials. In 2018, she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care and patient advocacy. She is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for 4 years. Dr. Wahls restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now pedals her bike to work each day. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine, The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, and the cookbook, The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions. She teaches the public and medical community about the healing power of intensive nutrition.

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Tips for having a healthy new year, including supplements you should consider taking daily

By Dana Laake | January 19, 2020

Special guest: Dr. Erin Stokes, ND, is the medical director at MegaFood, and a registered naturopathic doctor in the state of Colorado. In her role as medical director, Erin has the opportunity to educate on health and wellness topics via webinars, podcasts, radio shows, articles and blogs. Dr. Stokes received her naturopathic doctor degree from Bastyr University in 2001. Shortly afterwards she began to pursue her passion for educating others by teaching Western Pathology and Psychology of Healing at Southwest Acupuncture College. She combines her experience as a naturopathic doctor with an extensive background in the natural products industry. Erin’s personal mission is to empower people with the inspiration and tools to change their lives.

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Preventing and reversing diabetes the natural way

By Dana Laake | January 12, 2020

Diabetes dietSpecial guest: Dr. Wes Youngberg, DrPH, MPH, CNS, is a practicing clinical nutritionist and lifestyle medicine specialist in Temecula, CA. He was trained at Loma Linda University where he earned a doctorate in clinical preventive care and a master’s degree in nutrition. He is on the clinical faculty of Loma Linda University and serves as assistant clinical professor for both the Department of Preventive Medicine at the School of Medicine and the Department of Health Promotion at the School of Public Health. He is a founding director and fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Youngberg is the author several books including, Goodbye Diabetes – preventing and reversing diabetes the natural way, and Hello Healthy – strategies to reach your full health and wellness potential.

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The health benefits of chiropractic care, functional medicine and applied kinesiology

By Dana Laake | December 8, 2019

chiropractic careSpecial guest: Dr. Robert A. Ozello, DC, is a chiropractor in Rockville, MD with over 38 years of experience. Dr. Ozello graduated from Rutgers University in 1978 with honors with a degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. He is a 1981 graduate of New York Chiropractic College where he was awarded a certificate of merit. He has taught many advanced chiropractic workshops and specializes in treating difficult chronic cases. Through the use of Applied Kinesiology (muscle testing), Dr. Ozello provides comprehensive holistic health care. His treatments are customized to each patient through state of the art adjusting techniques, muscle balancing techniques, nutritional counseling, soft tissue techniques, meridian therapy, diet and exercise.

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“Blue Zones” – five locations where people live to record-setting ages and how they do it

By Dana Laake | November 24, 2019

Blue ZonesSpecial guest: Dan Buettner is an explorer, National Geographic Fellow and multiple New York Times bestselling author. He discovered the five places in the world – dubbed “Blue Zones” hotspots – where people live the longest, and are healthiest. Buettner now works in partnership with municipal governments, large employers, and health insurance companies to implement Blue Zones projects.

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Important nutrients for eye health

By Dana Laake | November 17, 2019

Nutrients for your EyesSpecial guest: Anthony Thomas, PhD, earned his B.A. in nutrition, dietetics and food science from California State University Northridge, his doctorate in nutritional biology from the University of California at Davis, and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of California at Los Angeles Larry Hillblom Islet Research Center. His primary research interests have focused on the influence of dietary and lifestyle factors on chronic cardiovascular/metabolic diseases including obesity, insulin resistance syndrome, and type 2 diabetes. He has authored/co-authored multiple peer reviewed scientific manuscripts and serves on the Jarrow Formulas’ Scientific Panel.

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The new book, The Genomic Kitchen: Your Guide To Understanding And Using The Food-Gene Connection For A Lifetime Of Health

By Dana Laake | November 10, 2019

The Genomic KitchenSpecial guest: Amanda Archibald, RD, has extensive training in nutrition biochemistry, nutrigenomics and functional nutrition. She founded The Genomic Kitchen, a system of choosing, preparing and understanding food based on culinary genomics. Along with running the day-to-day business of The Genomic Kitchen, she provides genomic test interpretation, nutrigenomic and culinary guidance for clients and clinicians. Her unique vision is derived from more than two decades of innovation in nutrition science, her interaction with consumers, chefs and health professionals, and her work as a consultant to a variety of leading institutions and brands. Amanda has a longstanding commitment to redefining food, nutrition and cooking education in ways that make it accessible and meaningful.

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Benefits of Sustainable Seafood

By Dana Laake | November 3, 2019

Sustainable SeafoodSpecial guest: Randy Hartnell is CEO of Vital Choice, the leading online seafood company that he and his wife, Carla, founded in 2001. Randy loves sharing his knowledge about the benefits of safe, sustainable seafood, and providing his customers with reliable access to the very best of it. Prior to founding Vital Choice, Randy spent more than 20 years as an Alaskan commercial fisherman. He has a degree in English Literature from UC, Berkeley. His first book, The Seafood Prescription—Live a Healthier, Happier, Longer Life with Nature’s Perfect Food, is due out in 2020.

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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