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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 will discuss news You Can Use including epigenetics, toxins, life expectancy declining and autism. Dana Laake is a licensed nutritionist providing preventive and therapeutic medical nutrition services for over 25 years. Her... more

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Amanda Archibald will discuss nutrigenomics and how it is informing a new food conversation for the world. Amanda Archibald is the founder of The Genomic Kitchen, a system of... more

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Gabriel Cousens will discuss being depression free for life. Gabriel Cousens is the author of 11 internationally acclaimed books, including Spiritual Nutrition and Creating Peace by Being... more

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Jill Carnahan will be discussing mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) – when histamine goes haywire. Dr. Jill Carnahan received her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of... more

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Georgia Austin will be discussing ketogenic diets. Georgia Austin, MSACN, CCN, CNS, is a clinical nutritionist and owner of New Leaf Functional Nutrition in Manlius, NY. She also serves as a... more

Dana Laake and her special guest Jenny Hrbacek will be discussing her book, Cancer Free! Are you Sure? Jenny Hrbacek (Her-ba-check) is a registered nurse, author, educator, speaker and cancer survivor. You can see her daily on the... more

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Kara Fitzgerald will be discussing next generation methylation and learning about epigenetics. Kara Fitzgerald, ND, completed post-doctorate training in nutritional biochemistry and laboratory... more

Dana Laake and her special guest Rex Jones will be discussing new doctor formulated brain health supplements and the benefits of Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factors (BDNF) – a protein that creates new neurons. Rex... more

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Peter Bongiorno will be discussing natural medicine for mental health. Dr. Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc, graduated from Bastyr University, the leading accredited university for science-based natural... more

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Anthony Thomas will be discussing how to protect your eyes from macular degeneration. Anthony Thomas, PhD, earned his bachelor's degree in nutrition, dietetics and food science from California State... more
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