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.
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.
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.
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Neal Barnard will discuss groundbreaking diabetes research and how following a high-fiber, plant-based diet can reduce the risk of other metabolic risk factors, including high blood pressure.
Neal Barnard, MD, is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. He has led numerous research studies investigating the effects of diet on diabetes, body weight, chronic pain, and dietary interventions in type 2 diabetes. Dr. Barnard has authored more than 70 scientific publications, 15 books, and has hosted three PBS specials on nutrition and health. As president of the Physicians Committee, Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. David Perlmutter will be discussing his recent book, GRAIN BRAIN: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar—Your Brain’s Silent Killer
David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine, where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award. Dr. Perlmutter has been interviewed on many nationally syndicated radio and television programs and serves as medical advisor to the Dr. Oz Show. He is a frequent lecturer at high-profile academic medical institutions, contributes extensively to health publications, and is the author of many books. In his most recent book, Dr. David Perlmutter exposes the dangers of carbs – even “healthy” carbs like whole grains – on the brain, and their role in everything from chronic headaches and insomnia to depression, epilepsy, ADHD, and Alzheimer’s.
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Joseph Evans will be discussing how to optimize blood sugar balance with functional foods and the benefits of krill oil.
Dr. Evans is a senior pharmaceutical scientist with extensive expertise in metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, inflammation, and oncology. He has special knowledge in the areas of natural product pharmacology, including antioxidants and polyphenolic compounds. Dr. Evans has more than 40 original research papers, reviews, and patents to his name, and serves as a reviewer for more than 30 scientific journals. He is a member of the Xymogen Medical Board of Advisors.
Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dallas Cloutre, Ph.D., will be discussing healthy blood sugar balance.
Dr. Clouatre earned his A.B. from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. A Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, he is a prominent industry consultant, author of numerous books and a sought-after speaker. Dr. Clouatre is the New Product Development & Marketing Consultant for Jarrow Formulas.
Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Andrew Wong will be discussing hypertension, high cholesterol, impaired blood sugar metabolism, and cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Andrew Wong has special expertise in integrative and functional medicine with a focus on optimal health and wellness. Dr. Wong believes healing is achieved by combining a team-based, holistic approach that emphasizes personalized lifestyle and nutritional changes to balance of mind, body, and spirit.
Host Dr. Kevin Passero will be discussing food sensitivities and nutrition ideas to stabilize blood sugar and optimize energy levels.
Special guest Chris Young, VP of Sales and Marketing for NutraFusion Nutritionals, will be discussing the benefits of protein supplements to enhance the diet. Chris has more than a decade of experience in the natural products industry.