Special guest: Bill Shaddle
Bill Shaddle has been involved in helping doctors understand and apply nutrition as a therapeutic tool for nearly 40 years. Bill has managed sales teams, product lines, divisions and companies in the nutritional sciences field. He has developed workshops and training programs on different health and nutritional topics and is co-author of the acclaimed Nutrition Masters Course series. Bill is currently the Senior Director of Strategic Development for Metagenics, where he uses his background and knowledge to help translate Metagenics’ science into practical application for the healthcare practitioner.
Special guest: Sara LeBrun-Blashka, BSc
Sara LeBrun-Blashka, BSc, is the Director of Medical Nutrition and Practitioner Engagement at Metagenics. She led the teams that launched Ultra Glucose Control, UltraMeal Advanced Protein, New and Improved UltraInflamX Plus 360, and SPM Active. Sara is a nutritionist with a Bachelor of Science in dietetics and food science from Iowa State University.
Special guest Dr. Pavel Klein, MD
Dr. Pavel Klein, MD, is the founder and director of the Mid-Atlantic Epilepsy and Sleep Center in Bethesda, MD. He is a former instructor at Harvard and Georgetown Universities and developer of a meal program designed to prevent, and treat, type 2 diabetes. Dr. Klein’s clinical research includes novel treatments of epilepsy, dietary treatments of epilepsy in adults, prevention of epilepsy after traumatic brain injury, the effect of sex and stress hormones on epilepsy, and women with epilepsy. Dr. Klein has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles and contributed chapters to several books on epilepsy.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Gabriel Cousens will discuss reversing diabetes using whole, natural, plant-source nutrition.
Dr. Gabriel Cousens is a holistic physician, psychiatrist, family therapist, and cutting edge researcher on healing diabetes naturally. He holds an M.D. from Columbia Medical School, a doctorate in homeopathy, and diplomas in Ayurveda, clinical acupuncture, and holistic medicine. His multi-cultural background as an ordained rabbi, an acknowledged yogi, and a four-year Native American sundancer, adds insight to his “whole-person enlightenment” teachings. Dr. Cousens is the founder and director of the Tree of Life Foundation and the Tree of Life Center US. In his book, There Is A Cure For Diabetes, Dr. Cousens presents his center’s program for reversing diabetes naturally.
Topic: News you can you: Nutrient recommendations and safety and controversies in health and diet.
Special guest: 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.
Dana Laake and her special guests Drs. Tom and Stephanie Chaney will discuss type 2 diabetes—how to eliminate symptoms, prevent complications and reverse the disease.
Dr. Tom Chaney graduated from the University of Maryland with a major in Kinesiology, and received his Doctor of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College, where he received awards for clinical excellence. He founded Living Health Chiropractic and Functional Medicine, where he is committed to helping patients achieve optimal health naturally. Dr. Stephanie Chaney graduated from the University of Ottawa with a B.S. in Kinesiology. She attended New York Chiropractic College and received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree with honors. She joined Living Health in 2003 and is the Senior Clinic Director of that functional medicine practice.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dave Asprey will discuss The Bulletproof Diet and how to lose up to a pound a day, reclaim energy and focus, and upgrade your life.
Dave Asprey is the creator of the widely popular drink, Bulletproof Coffee. Through his work Dave provides strategies for taking control of and improving your body and mind so they work in unison. 15 years ago Dave lost more than 100 pounds and discovered what he believes are the keys to supercharging the human brain. Today his full-time focus is on running his health consultancy and media company, The Bulletproof Executive.
Dana Laake and her special guest Patricia S. Lemer will discuss the management, healing and prevention of autism.
Patricia S. Lemer is a Licensed Professional Counselor and practiced as an educational diagnostician for over 40 years, advocating for families of children with special needs. She is passionate about determining underlying causes of developmental delays, not just treating symptoms. Ms. Lemer is a co-founder of Developmental Delay Resources (DDR) and Board Chair of Epidemic Answers. She is the author of Envisioning a Bright Future: Interventions that Work for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Outsmarting Autism.
Dana Laake and her special guest Tana Amen will be discussing the Omni Diet.
Tana Amen is a nurse, New York Times bestselling author, highly respected health and fitness expert, and a nationally renowned speaker and media guest. In addition to working with her husband at The Amen Clinics, Tana was a nutrition consultant and part of the team, which included Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Mark Hyman and Dr. Mehmet Oz, that helped create the Daniel Plan. Keeping her family and friends focused on fitness and health is a primary value for her.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Rex Jones will be discussing diet and cleansing with a focus on Garden of Life products: RAW Fit, Wild Rose Herbal D-Tox Cleanse Kit, Fucothin Green.
Rex Jones has been an educator with Garden of Life for more than 4 years and brings with him a lifelong passion for the natural foods industry and a strong knowledge of herbal medicine. For more than 10 years he worked in a natural foods retail setting as a nutrition manager and herbalist. He led classes, co-hosted a radio show, managed web content and lectured on health topics. He is excited to share the Garden of Life mission: Empowering Extraordinary Health®.