Special guest: Anthony Thomas, PhD, earned his bachelor’s degree in nutrition, dietetics and food science from California State University Northridge, his doctorate in nutritional biology from the University of California at Davis, and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of California at Los Angeles Larry Hillblom Islet Research Center. His primary research interests have focused on the influence of dietary and lifestyle factors on chronic cardiovascular/metabolic diseases including obesity, insulin resistance syndrome, and type 2 diabetes. He has authored/co-authored multiple peer reviewed scientific manuscripts and is currently a consultant for Jarrow.
Special guest: Anthony Thomas, PhD
Anthony Thomas, PhD, earned his bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science from California State University Northridge, his doctorate in Nutritional Biology from the University of California at Davis, and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of California at Los Angeles Larry Hillblom Islet Research Center. His primary research interests have focused on the influence of dietary and lifestyle factors on the pathogenesis of chronic cardiovascular/metabolic diseases including obesity, insulin resistance syndrome, and type 2 diabetes. He has authored/co-authored multiple peer reviewed scientific manuscripts and has served as a referee with relevant expertise in the fields of nutrition, obesity, and diabetes for multiple scientific journals. He is currently is a consultant for Jarrow.
Dana Laake and her special guest Erin Stokes, ND, will discuss new probiotic formulas.
Dr. Erin Stokes, ND, received her naturopathic degree from Bastyr University in 2001. In her current position as Medical Director for MegaFood, she combines her experience as a naturopathic doctor with an extensive background in the natural retail products industry. Erin believes education is a key to making positive changes, and her personal mission is to empower people with the inspiration and tools to change their lives. Erin practices naturopathic medicine in Boulder, CO.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Susan Hazels Mitmesser, PhD, will discuss the importance of probiotics to support digestive and immune health, and maintain intestinal balance.
Dr. Susan Hazels Mitmesser, PhD, serves as Director of Nutrition Research at NBTY, Inc. In this position, Susan provides strategic scientific leadership for innovation and new product development, and ensures the scientific integrity all brands and products. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the College of Family Medicine at Stony Brook University. She has been published in many peer-reviewed journals and is a contributing author for book chapters relating to nutrition in adult and pediatric populations. Susan’s passion for wellness includes participating in short- and middle-distance triathlons, and getting her young children to eat more fruits and vegetables.
Dana Laake and her special guest Silvano Arnoldo will be discussing how probiotics help with candida and other problems caused by bacterial imbalance, and the importance of documented strains.
Silvano Arnoldo is a probiotics industry consultant in product development, manufacturing procedures, quality assurance, technical support and educational services. As a probiotic consultant for Jarrow Formulas, Silvano works to heighten consumers’ awareness about probiotic strains that are science-based and supported by clinical documentation.
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Donald Brown will be discussing the benefits of probiotic supplementation.
Dr. Donald Brown is naturopathic physician and widely respected authority on the safety and efficacy of dietary supplements and evidence-based natural medicine. Dr. Brown is the founder and director of Natural Product Research Consultants in Seattle, WA. Founded in 1990, the organization has provided consulting for companies in the natural product and pharmaceutical industries as well as education for health care professionals. Maintaining an impressive portfolio of corporate and private clients, Dr. Brown is also a highly respected author, editor, and lecturer.
Dr. Kevin Passero will be discussing the importance of bacterial balance.
Dr. Kevin Passero a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine has trained extensively with leading doctors in the field of natural medicine. In his practice, Dr. Passero focuses on restoring harmony to both the body and mind using advanced protocols that incorporate botanicals, homeopathy, vitamins, and nutrition.
Dana Laake and her special guest Bill Shaddle will be discussing intestinal and digestive health and the benefits of probiotics.
Bill Shaddle has been involved in helping doctors understand and apply nutrition as a therapeutic tool for more than 35 years. He has developed workshops and training programs on dozens of different health and nutritional topics and is co-author of the acclaimed Nutrition Masters Course series. Bill is currently the Senior Director of Training for Metagenics, Inc., where he trains representatives to support practitioners in the science behind, and application of, nutritional therapeutics.