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 Michael A. Klaper will discuss using a whole food plant-based diet to overcome common diseases, such as diabetes, and to heal leaky gut. Michael A. Klaper, MD, graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and received post-graduate training in internal medicine, surgery, anesthesiology and orthopedics at the University of British Columbia hospitals in Vancouver and obstetrics at the University of California, San Francisco. As Dr. Klaper's medical career progressed, he began to realize that many of the diseases his patients brought to his office were made worse, or actually caused, by the high-fat, high sugar, overly processed Standard American Diet (S.A.D.). He currently practices nutritionally-based medicine at True North Health Center in Santa Rosa, California.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Izabella Wentz will discuss a helpful and actionable guide to reverse thyroid symptoms. Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP is an internationally acclaimed thyroid specialist and licensed pharmacist. After being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in 2009, she dedicated her career to addressing the root causes of autoimmune thyroid disease. Dr. Wentz is the author of the New York Times best-selling patient guide Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, and her new protocol-based book Hashimoto’s Protocol: A 90-Day Plan for Reversing Thyroid Symptoms and Getting Your Life Back. As a patient advocate, researcher, clinician and educator, Dr. Wentz is committed to raising awareness on how to overcome autoimmune thyroid disease.
Dana Laake and her special guest Bill Shaddle will discuss diet plans—paleo, ketogenic, Atkins, Mediterranean. Is one right for you? Bill Shaddle has been involved in helping doctors understand and apply nutrition as a therapeutic tool for nearly 40 years. Bill has managed sales teams, product lines, divisions and companies in the nutritional sciences field. He has developed workshops and training programs on different health and nutritional topics and is co-author of the acclaimed Nutrition Masters Course series. Bill is currently the Senior Director of Strategic Development for Metagenics, where he uses his background and knowledge to help translate Metagenics’ science into practical application for the healthcare practitioner.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Glenn Sabin will discuss Mr. Sabin's remarkable journey with “incurable” cancer. In 1991, Glenn Sabin was a 28-year-old newlywed diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) – a disease doctors called "uniformly fatal." Treatments could buy him some time and eventually ease his discomfort, but there was no conventional cure. Glenn's prognosis was clear: he was going to die. Although Glenn and his wife, Linda, continued to consult with doctors, cancer specialists and top oncologists, Glenn made a monumental decision – he would become his own health advocate. No one could predict when a large-scale clinical trial would discover a cure for CLL, so Glenn began his own, medically monitored and carefully researched lifestyle changes. He conducted his own, single patient clinical trial.
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. William Pawluk will discuss treating pain and other health problems with Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF). Dr. William Pawluk has a practice near Baltimore, Maryland. Formerly a family physician, he has held academic appointments at a number of universities, including Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland. He has had training in acupuncture, homeopathy, hypnosis, and bodywork and is considered the foremost authority on the use of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy in North America.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Deanna Minich will discuss whole detox for both mind and body. Deanna Minich, PhD, FACN, CNS, is an internationally recognized lifestyle medicine expert with a specialty in detox. Her 20 years of experience in the nutrition field led her to develop an integrated, “whole-self” approach to nutrition called Food & Spirit. In 2014, she led The Detox Summit™ featuring 30 international detox experts. Following the summit, she hosted an online whole-self detox program in collaboration with The Institute for Functional Medicine. Dr. Minich not only leads detox events multiple times per year, but lectures to audiences worldwide on the topic.
Dana Laake and her special guest Marc Isaacson will discuss IQYOU, personalized health and the importance of detoxifcation. 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 assessments, 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. IQYOU also creates a personalized toxin risk report and outlines detox solutions.
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Joe Pizzorno will discuss The Toxin Solution: How Hidden Poisons in the Air, Water, Food, and Products We Use Are Destroying Our Health – And What We Can Do to Fix It. Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, ND, is one of the world’s leading authorities on science-based natural medicine. A physician, educator, researcher and expert spokesperson, Dr. Pizzorno is founding president of Bastyr University, America’s largest and most successful accredited institution of natural medicine. Licensed as a naturopathic physician in Washington State since 1975, he has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors for his academic, professional and public affairs leadership. Dr. Pizzorno is the author of Total Wellness and co-author of the internationally acclaimed physician’s reference, Textbook of Natural Medicine.
Dana Laake and her special guest Rex Jones will discuss the new line of sports supplements from Garden of Life. Rex Jones has been an educator with Garden of Life for over 7 years and brings with him a lifelong passion for the natural foods industry and a strong knowledge of herbals. For more than 10 years he worked in a natural foods retail setting as a nutrition manager and herbalist, as well as led classes, co-hosted a radio show, and gave a variety of in-store and off-site health lectures. He is excited to share the Garden of Life mission: Empowering Extraordinary Health®.
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Shavon Jackson-Michel will discuss curcumin as a comprehensive health and wellness remedy. Dr. Shavon Jackson-Michel, ND, is a CNME-board certified graduate of the University of Bridgeport, College of Naturopathic Medicine, with a degree in biomedical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. After graduation, Dr. Shavon put the principle of "doctor as teacher" into practice, consulting with patients in private practice while teaching in academia. As the Medical & Scientific Affairs Advisor at DolCas-Biotech, LLC, a branded natural ingredients firm in northern New Jersey, Dr. Shavon acts as a liaison between researchers, medical professionals, and marketing and sales teams.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Joe Tatta will discuss natural strategies to live a pain-free life. Dr. Joe Tatta is a doctor of physical therapy, board certified nutrition specialist and functional medicine practitioner who specializes in treating persistent pain and lifestyle-related musculoskeletal, metabolic and autoimmune health issues. He is the host of The Healing Pain Podcast, designed to broaden the conversation around natural strategies for solving persistent pain. Dr. Tatta is the author of Heal Your Pain Now: The Revolutionary Program to Reset Your Brain and Body for a Pain-Free Life. He is currently in private practice and also provides online health consulting to help people achieve a pain-free life and heal from chronic disease.
Dana Laake and her special guest Dallas Clouatre will discuss bone broth including its history, uses and its components of amino acids and collagen. Dallas Clouatre, PhD, earned his A.B. from Stanford and his doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley. A Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, he is a prominent industry consultant and a published author, as well as a principal in Glykon Technologies Group, LLC, an intellectual property holding company. He is an Associate Editor of Total Health Magazine and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Nutritional Outlook and Recent Patents on Cardiovascular Drug Discovery.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Erin Stokes will discuss the power of turmeric. 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. The focus of Erin’s naturopathic practice in Boulder, Colorado, is on healthy moms. She believes, “When moms are healthy, the world can be healthy.”
Dana Laake and her special guest Caroline Blazovsky will discuss how chemicals and toxins in your home may make you sick. Caroline Blazovsky is a national healthy home expert with over 16 years of experience working with the public and physicians to create healthy living spaces and improve wellness. Her certifications and education include knowledge of mold, indoor air quality, chemicals in the home, green building, healthy homes and allergies. Caroline was featured in AARP this year as a leading health and safety expert. She is a public educator in the media, radio, television and print. She is also President of My Healthy Home®, a green company that offers testing services, products and consultations for homes throughout the US.
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Stephanie Becker, ND, will discuss hormonal imbalances and natural treatment options. Dr. Stephanie Becker, ND, founder and Medical Director of the Washington Center for Complementary Medicine, specializes in the areas of hormonal imbalances, and autoimmune disorders and their root causes, such as allergies. She offers bio-identical hormone therapies for women and men. Her extensive clinical experience has resulted in highly effective approaches to help those struggling with health concerns such as menopausal symptoms, chronic fatigue, fibroids, PCOS, infertility and auto-immune disorders such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.