Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. David Perlmutter will discuss his new book, Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain – for Life.
David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM, is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of nutritional influences in neurological disorders. Dr. Perlmutter is the recipient of numerous awards for his innovative work in brain research, including the 2010 Humanitarian of the Year Award and the 2002 Linus Pauling Award. He is the author of many books, including the #1 New York Times best seller Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar – Your Brain’s Silent Killers.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Michael Lewis will be discussing the benefits of omega-3s for athletes – helping to prevent brain injury, and supporting recovery, if injured.
Dr. Michael Lewis is the President of the Brain Health Education and Research Institute, which he founded upon retiring from the US Army after a distinguished 31-year career. Dr. Lewis has years of experience developing programs for the military on the use of omega-3 fatty acids and traumatic brain injury and suicide prevention. His work has been featured on CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, MD show, numerous radio and television spots, and around the world at scientific and nutritional conferences, where his insights and pioneering work have impacted thousands of lives.
Dana Laake and her special guest Ron Murray will be discussing the benefits of CranialSacral Therapy for treatment of concussions.
Ron Murray, Director of the Asclepeion Center for Body Mind Therapy, is a physical therapist, a doctor of integrative medicine, and a trainer of healing professionals. Ron is passionate about the integration of biological medicine with body mind therapies. His specialties include CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Myofascial Release, and Biological Medicine (a branch of naturopathy).
Dana Laake and her special guest Mary Lee Esty will be discussing her new book Conquering Concussion: Healing Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms with Neurofeedback and Without Drugs, co-authored with C.M. Shifflett.
Mary Lee Esty, LCSW-C, PhD, is President of the Brain Wellness and Biofeedback Center of Washington, in Bethesda, MD. Her book, Conquering Concussion, describes what is involved in a concussion, the short-term and lasting effects of concussion on children and adults, and the issue of prevention. It contains true case histories about people she has treated who show promise for being well again through the use of neurofeedback.
Dana Laake and her special guests Albert Mensah, MD, and Judith Bowman, MD, will be discussing the teenage brain and how individualized nutrient therapies repair chemical imbalances.
Drs. Mensah and Bowman co-founded Mensah Medical near Chicago, IL. Both family practice physicians have undergone extensive training by William J. Walsh, Ph.D., founder of the Pfeiffer Treatment Center and Health Research Institute. Drs. Mensah and Bowman consult with physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and other health care professionals, and lead annual physician training in orthomolecular medicine. The dedicated team of Mensah Medical is committed to understanding the individual needs and critical issues of their patients.
Host Dana Laake and her special guest
Dr. Michael D. Lewis will be discussing the role of omega-3 fatty acids in the treatment and prevention of brain injuries.
Dr. Michael D. Lewis, MD, MPH, MBA, FACPM, is the founder and president of the Brain Health Education and Research Foundation, LLC. His postgraduate training was completed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and he is board-certified and a Fellow in the American College of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Lewis has been a pioneer in the clinical use of omega-3 fatty acids for the prevention, acute treatment, and rehabilitation of brain injuries including traumatic brain injury and concussions, stroke, PTSD, and other conditions. Over his career, his insights and revolutionary work have impacted thousands of lives and he is passionate about continuing to find improved solutions to the age old problem of brain injury.
Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Lauren Zimet will be discussing children’s brain health.
Lauren Zimet, MS, CCC/SLP is a speech, language and early communication specialist with more than 15 years of professional experience. A speaker and educator, she provides individualized speech therapy, leads group workshops and seminars, and provides training and consultation to teachers, parents and other professionals. Lauren is the founder of The Healthy Foundations Program, which facilitates brain health education in Georgia – teaching children about their brains and bodies in order to make healthy choices.