Special Guest: Dana Laake
Dana Laake 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.
Special guest: Michael Greger, MD, FACLM
Michael Greger, MD, FACLM, is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, he has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, testified before Congress, and was invited as an expert witness in the defense of Oprah Winfrey in the infamous “meat defamation” trial. Currently Dr. Greger serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States. His latest book How Not to Die became an instant New York Times best seller.
Special guest Dr. Laurie Herscher, M.D
Dr. Laurie L. Herscher, M.D., is a nationally recognized radiation oncologist. She has practiced in the Washington, D.C., area for more than 20 years. She is board certified in Integrative Medicine and completed her fellow training at the prestigious University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine under the guidance of the field’s pioneer, Dr. Andrew Weil. Dr. Herscher is the Director of the Integrative Oncology Program at the Shady Grove Adventist Aquilino Cancer Center. She is committed to excellence in patient care and seeks to empower patients to make lifestyle changes that can have a lasting positive impact.
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Decker Weiss will discuss two kinds of inflammation – loud or painful and obvious, and silent inflammation that can cause cancer and heart disease.
Dr. Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA, is the first naturopathic physician to complete a conventional internship, residency, and fellowship in a conventional medical system. He trained in the Columbia Hospital system, the Arizona Heart Hospital, and the prestigious Arizona Heart Institute. Dr. Weiss has a holistic approach to cardiovascular disease management and is a pioneer in the application of effective natural alternatives to heart bypass and angioplasty. He is also knowledgeable about natural treatments for autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal issues, weight loss, and most forms of chronic disease. Dr. Weiss has traveled worldwide training physicians and pharmacists on safer ways to use fewer prescriptions and provide improved outcomes to their patients, and is currently is a consultant for Solgar.
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Christine Horner will discuss how to increase survival and/or prevent prostate and breast cancer.
Christine Horner, MD, is a nationally recognized surgeon, author, professional speaker and a relentless champion for women’s health. She is board certified in both general and plastic surgery. Dr. Horner was recognized as a leader in her field shortly after starting her plastic and reconstructive surgery practice because she successfully ran a national campaign to pass laws requiring insurance companies to pay for breast reconstruction following mastectomy.
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.
Dana Laake and her special guest Steven Nadell will discuss the latest news on how antioxidants may affect cancer cells, and the role and benefit of using nicotinamide riboside.
Steven Nadell, MS, CNS is a Functional Medicine Consultant with Thorne Research. He has been in the field of nutrition for 22 years. As a Certified Nutrition Specialist he helps doctors, nutritionists, and licensed practitioners use nutrition to improve patients’ health outcomes. He also supports the implementation of OncoQOL into oncology practices. OncoQOL are targeted nutraceuticals for helping to reduce side effects and improve quality of life for patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy and radiation.
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Duffy MacKay will be discussing the recent media coverage of a study that suggests a higher risk of prostate cancer among men who eat omega-3 fatty acids.
Dr. MacKay leads Scientific and Regulatory Affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association representing dietary supplement manufacturers and ingredient suppliers. Dr. MacKay also serves on several advisory and editorial boards including the American Botanical Council, and the United States Pharmacopeia. Dr. MacKay maintains a part-time practice where he assists patients with integrating naturopathic medicine into their lives to support health, wellness, and chronic disease management.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Sreenivas Rao will be discussing nutritional support for cancer patients. DaxibeQOL, a product by Thorne Research, will be featured; it is a blend of branched-chain and other essential amino acids known to possibly promote anabolism, weight gain, lean muscle mass, and muscle strength.
Dr. Sreenivas Rao has successfully managed programs for major pharmaceutical companies since 1994. He is currently president of OncoQOL, a joint business effort between two of the world’s leading healthcare companies, Helsinn and Thorne Research, Inc. OncoQOL’s mission is to provide pure, safe, evidence-based nutritional supplements and personal care products, together with information and education for medical professionals, patients, and caregivers.
Dana Laake and her guest Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez will be discussing the Gonzalez approach to cancer.
Nicholas J. Gonzalez, M.D., graduated from Brown University, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, with a degree in English Literature. He subsequently worked as a journalist, first at Time Inc., before pursuing premedical studies at Columbia. He then received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1983. During a postgraduate immunology fellowship under Dr. Robert A. Good, considered the father of modern immunology, he completed a research study evaluating an aggressive nutritional therapy in the treatment of advanced cancer. Since 1987, Dr. Gonzalez has been in private practice in New York City, treating patients diagnosed with cancer and other serious degenerative illnesses. His nutritional research has received substantial financial support from Procter & Gamble, Nestle, and the National Cancer Institute. Results from a pilot study published in 1999 described the most positive data in the medical literature for pancreatic cancer.