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.
Dana Laake and her special guest Beth Greer will discuss how everyday toxins in your home impact your health. Beth Greer, the Super Natural Mom®, is an environmental health advocate, toxin-free living expert, and award-winning journalist who eliminated a sizable tumor in her chest without drugs or surgery by detoxing her body and home. She’s the author of the bestseller Super Natural Home, endorsed by Deepak Chopra and Dr. Joseph Mercola, and named a Top 50 Health & Environmental Journalist to Follow.
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Paul O’Malley will discuss biomimetic dentistry including the science of rebuilding teeth safely without destroying them. Paul O’Malley, DDS, graduated from the Creighton University School of Dentistry. Later he completed a residency at Baylor University in Texas, in cosmetic dentistry. He spent 6 years practicing and learning in one of the premier cosmetic dentistry practices in the United States, located in Beverly Hills, CA. He has logged well over 1,000 hours in continuing education. Dr. O’Malley became fully laser-trained and performs laser healing and cosmetic laser dental procedures. He is one of a handful of dentists worldwide who are trained and certified in biomimetic dentistry.
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Elizabeth Plourde will discuss why hormones are essential for lifelong vibrant health. Elizabeth Plourde, CLS, NCMP, PhD, is a licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist with degrees in both biological science and psychology. Dr. Plourde uses her experience in her fields of study as well as her work in medical laboratories to focus attention on the hazards of sunscreen and how they are impacting our children and the environment. Dr. Plourde is a health educator and internationally known author. She has appeared on numerous network news programs and radio shows across the country.
Dana Laake and her special guest Bruce Topping will discuss CBD. Bruce Topping has been involved in the alternative medical community his entire life by managing health food stores, speaking for support groups, conducting seminars for Weston A. Price chapters and being an activist for small and local agriculture. He is a consummate student of natural medicine in all its forms with a passion for helping people understand the controversies of diet and nutritional science. Based on his wealth of knowledge, Bruce is a highly sought after national speaker for Garden of Life and is their probiotics and enzymes expert.
Dana Laake and her special guest Theodora Scarato will discuss health concerns around cell phones, wireless devices and 5G network technology. Theodora Scarato is the executive director of Environmental Health Trust (EHT). EHT is one of the leading scientific environmental health organizations working on issues surrounding 5G, small cell wireless transmitters and cell phone radiation. EHT develops educational campaigns and publishes scientific research on cell phone radiation and wireless technology, working to inform both policymakers and the public. Ms. Scarato coordinates scientific programs with international experts and research institutions internationally on all aspects of 5G, cellphones and health. EHT maintains the world’s largest database on protective international policy.
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Kim Williams will discuss preventing and treating cardiovascular disease through diet and lifestyle. Kim Allan Williams, MD, MACC, FAHA, MASNC, FESC, is Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Rush University and specializes in cardiology, prevention and cardiac imaging. He has served on numerous national committees and boards including serving as the President of the American College of Cardiology, President of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Association of Black Cardiologists. He is also the founder of the Urban Cardiology Initiative in Detroit, Michigan to reduce ethnic heart care disparities, and continues community-based efforts in Chicago at Rush. A native of Chicago’s South Side, Dr. Williams has over 30 years of experience as an educator, researcher, and physician.
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Thomas Bowman will discuss how mitochondria influence your health. Thomas A. Bowman, DPM, PhD, earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine with a clinical focus on diabetic limb salvage, sports medicine, and biomechanics, and his PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of Toledo with a concentration in cardiovascular and metabolic disease. Dr. Bowman is a senior scientist with Jarrow Formulas, and his responsibilities include product substantiation, research and development, marketing and science writing. He has contributed to several peer-reviewed journal publications and continues to collaborate on research projects.
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Linda L. Isaacs will discuss enzymes and cancer. Linda L. Isaacs, MD, received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky, graduating with high distinction with a major in biochemistry. She received her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1985 and completed a residency in internal medicine at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center at New York University Medical School. Dr. Isaacs uses a nutritional approach for treating patients diagnosed with cancer and other serious degenerative illnesses. The treatment involves individualized diet plans and nutritional supplement protocols, as well as detox procedures.
Marc Isaacson and Kate Costello and their special guest Erin Stokes will discuss Megafood's new and powerful measures to provide clean, quality ingredients and support the environment. Erin Stokes, ND, is the Medical Director at MegaFood, and a registered naturopathic doctor in the state of Colorado. In her role as Medical Director, Erin has the opportunity to educate on health and wellness topics via webinars, radio shows, articles and blogs. Dr. Stokes received her naturopathic doctor degree from Bastyr University in 2001. Shortly afterwards she began to pursue her passion for educating others by teaching Western Pathology and Psychology of Healing at Southwest Acupuncture College. She combines her experience as a naturopathic doctor with an extensive background in the natural products industry. Erin’s personal mission is to empower people with the inspiration and tools to change their lives.
Dana Laake and her special guest Marc Isaacson will discuss EpiBioGenetics® - your lifestyle, biochemistry and DNA - using IQYOU, the only assessment tool in the world that combines these three critical wellness components to provide you with unique information about your health. Marc Isaacson, President and CEO of Village Green Apothecary, is passionate about changing healthcare from a symptoms-based system to one that works on getting to the root cause, focusing on individualization, wellness and prevention. Over the last several years he has partnered with Dr. Joseph Pizzorno to create IQYOU, a revolutionary smart health tool, which is driven by over 30,000 medical studies. IQYOU identifies health risks by integrating lab work, DNA, as well as medications, diet, lifestyle and exercise habits, to provide people with a personalized health roadmap, empowering them to take ownership of their own health.
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Michael Murry will discuss optimizing digestive health. Dr. Michael Murry, ND, is widely regarded as a leading authority on natural medicine. He is a graduate, former faculty member, and serves on the Board of Regents of Bastyr University in Seattle. Dr. Murry has published over 30 books featuring natural approaches to health. He has written numerous articles for major publications, appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs, and lectured nationwide. Dr. Murray has dedicated his life to educating physicians, patients, and the general public on the tremendous healing power of nature.
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Victoria L. Dunckley will discuss the impact of screen time on mood, focus, sleep and behavior. 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.
Dana Laake and her special guest Katie Morra will discuss gut health from a functional medicine perspective. Katie Morra, MS, RD, LDN, is a functional medicine practitioner and registered dietitian specializing in the gut microbiome. Her focus is to address the root causes of autoimmune diseases, IBS, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), food intolerances and leaky gut, amongst other diagnoses. Katie currently practices in Bethesda, Maryland, and is the co-founder and host of the Gut Honest Truth podcast on iTunes – where sarcasm and wit meet honesty to tackle the elephants in the room around your health and well-being. Katie completed her master’s degree in nutrition at Sage Graduate School in upstate New York and functional medicine training at the Institute for Functional Medicine.
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Patricia Webbink will discuss mindful eating. Dr. Patricia Webbink is a licensed psychologist in Bethesda, Maryland, as well as the director of a large private practice with offices throughout D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Dr. Webbink received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Duke University in 1974. With over 44 years of experience, she has assisted adults, adolescents, children, families and groups in their path toward healing and self-discovery. Dr. Webbink treats anxiety, depression, and relationship and intimacy issues. She has experience in insight-oriented psychotherapy, spiritual counseling, conflict, grief, ADHD, guided imagery through music, weight loss, and psychological testing for all ages. She is the author of 4 books including The Power of the Eyes,The Intimacy Dance of Stingers and Clingers and Stingers and Clingers in the Dance of Love: Nine Steps to Relationship Harmony.
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Malisa Carullo will discuss nutritional formulas and tips for healthy aging. Malisa Carullo, BSc, MSc, ND, earned her doctorate in naturopathic medicine at National University of Health Sciences in Chicago. She completed her masters in biology with a concentration in genetics and molecular evolution. Malisa focuses on biological medicine and its treatment of chronic diseases, as well as healthy age management. Her practice interests include endocrinology and blending naturopathic medicine with sports medicine. She is currently working as a clinical affairs liaison at Metagenics.