Special guest: Victoria L. Dunckley, M.D, is an award-winning integrative child psychiatrist, author, speaker, and activist. She is a nationally-recognized expert on the impact of screen time on brain health and development, and coined the term “Electronic Screen Syndrome” to describe how electronics can overstimulate and detune a child’s nervous system, causing mood, focus, sleep and behavioral issues.
Special guest: Dr. Gabriel Cousens
Gabriel Cousens is the author of 11 internationally acclaimed books, including Spiritual Nutrition and Creating Peace by Being Peace. Known worldwide as a spiritual teacher and the leading expert in live, plant-source nutrition, Dr. Cousens functions as 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 4-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, he presents his center’s program for reversing diabetes naturally.
Special guest: Rex Jones
Rex Jones has been an educator with Garden of Life for more than seven years and brings with him a lifelong passion for the Natural Foods Industry and a strong knowledge of herbals. For more than 10 years he worked in a natural foods retail setting as a nutrition manager and herbalist. Rex also led classes, co-hosted a radio show, managed web content and gave a variety of in-store and off-site health lectures. He is excited to share the Garden of Life mission: Empowering Extraordinary Health®.
Dana Laake and her special guest Trudy Scott will discuss her book, The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood, and End Cravings.
Trudy Scott is a Food Mood Expert and certified nutritionist on a mission to educate people about the healing powers of food in order to find natural solutions for their anxiety, depression, emotional eating and sugar cravings. Trudy has had her own personal journey with anxiety, starting in her mid-thirties. She discovered that it was not only stress and overworking that were causing her anxiety symptoms, but also her so-called healthy vegetarian diet. What she learned led her to write her first book, The Antianxiety Food Solution.
Dana Laake and her special guest Todd Nelson will discuss overcoming fatigue, depression, and anxiety through balancing neurotransmitters – brain chemicals that regulate energy, mood, and sleep.
Todd Nelson is a Naturopathic Doctor serving the Denver/Boulder area for over 33 years. In his clinical practice he integrates comprehensive holistic modalities including clinical nutrition, medical-grade dietary supplements, detoxification, functional medicine, herbal supplements, lifestyle counseling, stress mastery and corporate wellness.
Dr. Nelson is the co-author of three books, Arthritis Survival, Asthma Survival, and Headache Survival, and a contributing author to Dr. Robert Ivker’s Sinus Survival. He also helped develop an online, self-help Sinus Survival Tutorial Series for patients to learn more about the root causes of their recurring sinus symptoms.
Dana Laake and her special guests Albert Mensah, MD, and Judith Bowman, MD, will be discussing holiday and post-holiday blues and mood disorders including anxiety and phobias.
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.
Dana Laake and her special guest Kristin Jorgenson will be discussing omega-3s, mood, focus and behavior.
As Brand Manager and National Educator for Minami Nutrition, Kristin Jorgenson has played a major role in launching the Minami line in the United States. She holds a Master’s in teaching and is a certified nutritional consultant. Through regular speaking engagements over the last decade, Kristin has educated thousands of people on nutrition as it relates to mental and emotional health, child development, women’s health and more.
Host Dr. Kevin Passaro and his special guest Robert J. Hedaya, M.D., D.F.A.P.A will be discussing integrative support for depression. Dr. Hedaya is the director of the Hedaya Clinic and National Center for Whole Psychiatry. He is a diversely trained and experienced psychiatrist and has been recognized as a Master Clinician in functional medicine by the Institute for Functional Medicine.