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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. Sponsored by: Pathway, Metagenics, Xymogen, Enzymatic Therapy, MegaFood, Nordic Naturals, Jarrow Formulas, Boiron,Garden of Life and Thorne Research.

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Dana Laake and her special guest Sara LeBrun-Blashka will discuss natural approaches for severe GI malabsorption including celiac, Crohn's, UC, IBS. Sara LeBrun-Blashka is the Director of Medical Nutrition and Practitioner Engagement... more

Dana Laake and her special guest Rex Jones will discuss the benefits of magnesium including support for relaxation, stress, sleep, mood and fatigue. Rex Jones has been an educator with Garden of Life for more than seven years and... more

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Hannah Bradford will discuss preconception care and good health before pregnancy. Hannah Bradford is an acupuncturist and researcher with training in nutrition, herbal medicine and... more

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Mary Babcock will discuss the full spectrum of pain management and the diversity of therapies including nutritional, IV therapies, injections, prolotherapy, PRP, stem cell therapy and more. Dr. Mary... more

Dana Laake and her special guest Anthony Thomas will discuss synergistic roles for bioactive B vitamins – methyl-B12, 5-MTHF, and P5P. Anthony Thomas, Ph.D., serves on Jarrow Formulas' Scientific Panel. His primary... more

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Michael Greger will discuss his new book How Not to Die, and how diet and lifestyle changes can make a big difference in helping to prevent the 15 leading causes of death, including heart... more

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... more

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.... more

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... more

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... more
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