Essentials of Healthy Living show

Essentials of Healthy Living

Summary: Welcome to the Essentials of Healthy Living, a program for news and advice on complementary and alternative approaches to living well. Join hosts Dana Laake and Dr. Kevin Passero, along with health experts, for a lively discussion of topics related to health and wellness. Essentials of Healthy Living is brought to you by Village Green Apothecary, bringing you individualized nutrition and healthy living resources at MyVillageGreen.com, as well as traditional pharmacy products and specialty compounded prescriptions.

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 Methylation and genomic medicine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:00

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Bernarda Zenker will discuss methylation and genomic medicine. Bernarda Zenker, MD, is a Board Certified Family Physician through the American Academy of Family Medicine. Her special interest is in integrating physical, emotional and spiritual health. Dr. Zenker has a particular concern for methylation genetics. She utilizes nutritional supplements and diet recommendations to assist traditional medicine in the treatment and prevention of chronic diseases. Some areas of specific focus are preventing age-related memory loss, detoxification, and increasing neurotransmitter levels when needed.

 Autism and exposure to Wi-Fi and EMFs, and brain health | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:00

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Martha Herbert will discuss autism and exposure to Wi-Fi and EMFs, and brain health. Dr. Martha Herbert is a pediatric neurologist, brain researcher, writer, speaker and integrative systems thinker. She directs the Transcend Research Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital, which takes an integrated, multi-faceted approach to understanding autism and neurodevelopmental disorders. In addition, she co-directs the Body-Brain Resilience Center clinic and research center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, runs the Higher Synthesis Foundation, and is the author of The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be.

 Digestive health and inflammatory disease | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:00

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Decker Weiss will discuss digestive health and inflammatory disease. Dr. Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA, is the first naturopathic physician to complete a conventional internship, residency, and fellowship in a conventional medical system. He trained in the Columbia Hospital system, the Arizona Heart Hospital, and the prestigious Arizona Heart Institute. Dr. Weiss has a holistic approach to cardiovascular disease management and is a pioneer in the application of effective natural alternatives to heart bypass and angioplasty. He is also knowledgeable about natural treatments for autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal issues, weight loss, and most forms of chronic disease. Dr. Weiss has traveled worldwide training physicians and pharmacists on safer ways to use fewer prescriptions and provide improved outcomes to their patients, and is currently is a consultant for Solgar.

 The new book, The Drug-Free Acid Reflux Solution. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:00

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Kevin Passero will discuss his new book, The Drug-Free Acid Reflux Solution. 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.

 Detoxify or Die | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:00

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Sherry A. Rogers will discuss her book, Detoxify or Die. Sherry A. Rogers, MD, is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice and the American Board of Environmental Medicine. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and the American College of Nutrition. After 40 years of solo private practice in environmental medicine in Syracuse, NY, where she saw patients from all over the world, she currently consults by phone with readers of her 17 books and newsletter of 27 years. Her publications are highly referenced and show people how to find the cause and cure of diseases, rather than merely mask symptoms. She has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, and lectured around the world to physicians and the public.

 Integrative oncology in cancer treatment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:00

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Laurie Herscher will discuss integrative oncology in cancer treatment. 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.

 Support prediabetes and diabetes with Ultra Glucose Control Medical Food. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:00

Dana Laake and her special guest Sara LeBrun-Blashka will discuss how to support prediabetes and diabetes with Ultra Glucose Control Medical Food. 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.

 The benefits of a ketogenic diet for managing epilepsy and diabetes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:00

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Pavel Klein will discuss the benefits of a ketogenic diet for managing epilepsy and diabetes. 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.

 Healing Thyroid Disease | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:00

Dana Laake and her special guest Amy Myers, MD, will discuss healing thyroid disease. Amy Myers, MD, is a renowned leader in Functional Medicine and New York Times bestselling author of The Autoimmune Solution. She received her doctorate in medicine from LSU Health Sciences Center and spent 5 years working in emergency medicine before training with the Institute of Functional Medicine. She has helped thousands around the world recover from chronic illness through her dietary-based program, The Myers Way®, and she has created multiple interactive eBooks and eCourses to guide readers through her revolutionary approach to health.

 Strategies for Optimizing health through your 40's, 50's and 60's | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:00

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Alan Weiss will discuss strategies for optimizing health through your 40's, 50's and 60's. Dr. Alan Weiss is the Medical Director of Annapolis Integrative Medicine. He has practiced medicine for over 15 years. His clinical interests have led him to conduct studies and publish various articles on diabetes, chronic pain, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. He welcomes patients with longstanding and complex medical problems and addresses them utilizing the best of conventional and integrative therapies including diet, nutritional supplements, and bio-identical hormones.

 How to survive this toxic environment. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:00

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Daniel Nuzum will discuss how to survive our toxic environment. Dr. Daniel Nuzum was born and raised in a family of naturopaths. He was his parents' only biological son, but when he was 7 years old, his parents started adopting children; over time they adopted 32 kids, most with special needs. This is where Daniel's love for natural medicine began, as he watched his mother make the necessary dietary changes for each child. Alternative medicine came naturally to him and when he received his license at the age of 20, he became the youngest licensed naturopath in US history. Dr. Nuzum is a Doctor of Osteopathy, Naturopathy, Naprapathic Medicine, and a Medical Acupuncturist, and has been formulating his own line of nutritional supplements for many years.

 Uncommon strategies for improving energy and mental focus | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:00

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Anthony DiClementi will discuss uncommon strategies for improving energy and mental focus. Anthony DiClementi, CNS, NCSF-CPT, is an executive health and fitness coach, as well as a specialist in functional medicine. He teaches uncommon strategies to improve energy, cognition, mood, fat loss and physical performance. Anthony and his team of experts have assisted clients worldwide in overcoming chronic and degenerative conditions, where more conventional approaches have failed.

 The Estrogen Window: The Breakthrough Guide to Being Healthy, Energized, and Hormonally Balanced--Through Perimenopause, Menopause, and Beyond | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:00

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Mache Seibel will discuss The Estrogen Window: The Breakthrough Guide to Being Healthy, Energized, and Hormonally Balanced – Through Perimenopause, Menopause, and Beyond. Mache Seibel, MD, is one of America’s leading health experts on women’s health and menopause, addressing stress and weight control in connection with menopause symptoms, and beyond. He spent nearly two decades on the Harvard Medical School faculty and has conducted many published clinical trials. Dr. Seibel is regularly interviewed by major print, radio and broadcast media on a wide variety of health issues.

 Health Benefits of Niagen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:00

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Anthony Thomas, Ph.D., will discuss the health benefits of Niagen. Anthony Thomas, Ph.D., earned his B.A. in Nutrition, Food Science, and Dietetics 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.

 Two kinds of inflammation – loud or painful and obvious, and silent inflammation that can cause cancer and heart disease. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:00

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Decker Weiss will discuss two kinds of inflammation – loud or painful and obvious, and silent inflammation that can cause cancer and heart disease. Dr. Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA, is the first naturopathic physician to complete a conventional internship, residency, and fellowship in a conventional medical system. He trained in the Columbia Hospital system, the Arizona Heart Hospital, and the prestigious Arizona Heart Institute. Dr. Weiss has a holistic approach to cardiovascular disease management and is a pioneer in the application of effective natural alternatives to heart bypass and angioplasty. He is also knowledgeable about natural treatments for autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal issues, weight loss, and most forms of chronic disease. Dr. Weiss has traveled worldwide training physicians and pharmacists on safer ways to use fewer prescriptions and provide improved outcomes to their patients, and is currently is a consultant for Solgar.

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