Special guest: Dr. Kevin Passero
Dr. Passero is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and graduated from one of only eight accredited Naturopathic Medical Schools in North America. His mission is to bring cutting-edge natural and holistic therapies to the Washington DC metro area and to educate people on the value of naturopathic medicine across the country. His goal is to help people uncover the reasons why their body is in distress and find the solutions to restore optimal health. Drawing on 15+ years of medical training and clinical experience, and utilizing a wide range of in-depth scientific research conducted by leading experts in the field, Dr. Kevin Passero has created a simple, easy-to-read guide that will end your acid reflux issues — permanently.
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.
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 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.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guests Dr. Tracy Hackett and Dr. Shaundel Knights of Eastern Holistic Arts will be discussing weight management, digestive health regulation through natural medicine, and types of healing massage treatments.
Tracy L. Hackett, DOM, L.Ac, is a Licensed Acupuncturist and clinical herbalist in Washington, DC. Dr. Hackett has practiced Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) since 2005 and has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1997. Her study of healing arts in India, China, Ladakh, Nepal, Thailand, and Bali gives her a well-rounded cultural understanding of traditional medicine and healing modalities.
Dr. Shaundel Knights, ND, grew up in Guyana, South America and knew she would follow in the footsteps of her grandmother, a natural healer. Today she is a naturopathic physician with a focus on natural skin care and pain management. Dr. Knights is also a certified massage therapist and maintains this hands-on approach to healing in her practice.
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. David A. Jernigan will be discussing new advancements in the treatment of people with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and heart arrhythmia.
David A. Jernigan, BS, DC, is a published author, researcher and physician. He is a leader in Biological Medicine and the treatment of chronic illness. Dr. Jernigan is also the developer of the diagnostic and treatment technique, Bio-Resonance Scanning™ and a whole new concept in medicine called Circuit Healing™. Dr. Jernigan has developed over 30 novel natural medicines to date. As past president of the American Medical Academy of Thermodiagnostics, he is one of the most experienced doctors in one of the latest FDA approved adjunctive diagnostic tests, Computerized Regulation Thermodiagnostics.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Bruce Topping will be discussing key nutrients for spring.
Bruce Topping has been involved in the alternative medical community through managing health food stores, speaking for support groups, conducting seminars and being an activist for small and local agriculture. He is a consummate student of natural medicine with a passion for helping people understand the controversies of diet and nutritional science. Bruce Topping is a Garden of Life Educator and expert on probiotics and enzymes.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Tania Howard will be discussing ways to help women assure a natural childbirth.
A native of New Jersey, Dr. Tania Howard decided to become a chiropractor at the age of 15, when she experienced a total metamorphosis in her health after seeking chiropractic care for an injury. She completed her doctorate at Life Chiropractic College in Atlanta, GA and has done extensive postgraduate work in the fields of peri-natal and pediatric chiropractic care. In private practice for over 20 years, she is the founder of Broadneck Family Chiropractic, where she practices with two partners who make it possible for her to take her healthy-living message “on the road” with her saucy lifestyle blog.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest, ethnobotanist Chris Kilham, will be debunking myths and popular hype about various herbs and other botanicals touted to protect, treat and even cure disease — such as green coffee beans for weight loss and cranberries for urinary tract issues.
Chris Kilham is a medicine hunter, author and educator and has conducted medicinal field research in over 30 countries. He works with companies to develop and popularize traditional plant-based food and medicinal products including kava, maca, rhodiola, schisandra, tamanu oil, herbal beverages and dozens of other plants.
Chris teaches “The Shaman’s Pharmacy” at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a popular ethnobotany course that takes students to the Peruvian Amazon to learn about medicinal plants. He is also FOX News’ Medicine Hunter and a regular expert on The Dr. Oz Show, and has been featured in leading news journals.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Catherine M. Foley will be discussing STRESS — natural supplements to support stress relief and help boost energy and focus… even without caffeine!
Catherine Foley has been working/studying and educating in the natural health industry for over 15 years. Her passion for science and respect for the human biological system inspired her toward a career in natural health. She also loves helping people and sharing what she has learned, being able to help translate that into dialogue that can be easily understood, and helping people to make more informed decisions. Catherine chose to work for Jarrow Formulas because of their commitment to science and truth in labeling.