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.
Immune-supportive supplements and specific nutrients that have been shown in recent studies related to COVID-19 and reducing the risk of respiratory tract infections
Dana Laake and her special guest Caitlin Higgins will discuss immune-supportive supplements and specific nutrients that have been shown in recent studies related to COVID-19 to reduce the risk of respiratory tract infections.
Caitlin Higgins is a licensed Certified Nutrition Specialist and passionate foodie who utilizes an integrative and functional approach in her clinical nutrition practice. After earning her master’s degree in clinical nutrition from the Maryland University of Integrative Health, Caitlin relocated to St. Augustine, FL, to work for Designs for Health as a lead technical writer and educational content developer. As a functional nutritionist, Caitlin incorporates both the latest modern nutrition and medical science with ancient wisdom from traditional medicine.
Achieving Optimal Thyroid Health Through the Thyroid Reset Program
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Alan Christianson will discuss achieving optimal thyroid health through the thyroid reset program.
Dr. Alan Christianson is a board-certified naturopathic endocrinologist who focuses on thyroid care. He is a New York Times bestselling author whose recent titles include The Thyroid Reset Diet and The Metabolism Reset Diet. Dr. Christianson has been featured in countless media appearances including on Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and The Today Show. He is the founding president behind the Endocrine Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the American College of Thyroidology.
Recovering from Addiction
Dana Laake and her special guest Adam Jablin will discuss recovering from addiction.
Adam Jablin is a highly sought-after life coach, corporate consultant, and keynote speaker. Adam has helped thousands of people experience a joy for living, even while under pressure or difficulty. His unique positive energy, compassion, and gift to relate to others has influenced people from all walks of life, including leaders in the fields of health, psychology, entertainment, sports, business and politics, as well as helping everyday folks fighting fears, alcoholism and addictions to unleash their hidden Superman. Adam is the creator of the Hero Project, a high-level coaching program where you become the hero of your own life. He also sits on the Institutional Review Board at Hanley Center, one of the most successful and highly regarded addiction and recovery treatment programs in the United States.
Preventing and Reversing Chronic Health Conditions in Children
Dana Laake and her special guest Beth Lambert will discuss preventing and reversing chronic health conditions in children.
Beth Lambert has monitored and documented the escalating rates of childhood chronic conditions for a decade. Her book, A Compromised Generation, provides a thorough analysis of the origins of this modern health crisis and documents how modifications to environmental and lifestyle factors can profoundly influence health outcomes. She is also the co-author of Brain Under Attack: A Resource for Parents and Caregivers of Children with PANS, PANDAS, and Autoimmune Encephalitis. Beth is the founder and executive director of Epidemic Answers, a non-profit organization dedicated to reestablishing vibrant health in our children. She is also the creator and executive producer of The Documenting Hope Project, a multi-year prospective research study and media project that examines the cumulative impact of environmental stressors on health and their mitigation through personalized and systems-based treatment approaches.
The Keys to Optimal Digestive Wellness
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Liz Lipski will discuss the keys to optimal digestive wellness.
Dr. Liz Lipski holds a PhD in clinical nutrition and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition (FACN). She has two board certifications in clinical nutrition (CNS and BCHN) and one in functional medicine (IFMCP), and is on the faculty for The Institute for Functional Medicine and the Metabolic Medicine Institute fellowship program. Dr. Lipski is on the board of the American Nutrition Association, and advisory boards for the International Association of Health Coaches and the Autism Hope Alliance. She is a professor and director of academic development for graduate programs in clinical nutrition at Maryland University of Integrative Health, and the owner of the Innovative Healing Academy. She has been a co-author in peer-reviewed papers and is the author of three books, Digestive Wellness, Digestive Wellness for Children and Leaky Gut Syndrome, and a video course, The Art of Digestive Wellness.
Underlying conditions and COVID-19
Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Neil Barnard will discuss underlying conditions and COVID-19.
Neal Barnard, MD, is president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, founder of the Barnard Medical Center, an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine, and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. His federally funded diabetes research revolutionized the nutritional approaches to type 2 diabetes, and he now aims to empower readers with life-changing information on hormones and health. He has written more than 19 books on nutrition and health.