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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.

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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.

    Tips for having a healthy new year, including supplements you should consider taking daily

    Tips for having a healthy new year, including supplements you should consider taking daily

    Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Erin Stokes share tips for having a healthy new year, including supplements you should consider taking daily.

    Dr. 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, podcasts, 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.

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    Preventing and reversing diabetes the natural way

    Preventing and reversing diabetes the natural way

    Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Wes Youngberg will discuss preventing and reversing diabetes the natural way.

    Dr. Wes Youngberg, DrPH, MPH, CNS, is a practicing clinical nutritionist and lifestyle medicine specialist in Temecula, CA. He was trained at Loma Linda University where he earned a doctorate in clinical preventive care and a master’s degree in nutrition. He is on the clinical faculty of Loma Linda University and serves as assistant clinical professor for both the Department of Preventive Medicine at the School of Medicine and the Department of Health Promotion at the School of Public Health. He is a founding director and fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Youngberg is the author several books including, Goodbye Diabetes – preventing and reversing diabetes the natural way, and Hello Healthy – strategies to reach your full health and wellness potential.

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    The health benefits of chiropractic care, functional medicine and applied kineseology

    The health benefits of chiropractic care, functional medicine and applied kineseology

    Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Robert A. Ozello will discuss the health benefits of chiropractic care, functional medicine and applied kinesiology.

    Dr. Robert A. Ozell, DC, is a chiropractor in Rockville, MD with over 38 years of experience. Dr. Ozello graduated from Rutgers University in 1978 with honors with a degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. He is a 1981 graduate of New York Chiropractic College where he was awarded a certificate of merit. He has taught many advanced chiropractic workshops and specializes in treating difficult chronic cases. Through the use of Applied Kinesiology (muscle testing), Dr. Ozello provides comprehensive holistic health care. His treatments are customized to each patient through state of the art adjusting techniques, muscle balancing techniques, nutritional counseling, soft tissue techniques, meridian therapy, diet and exercise.

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    “Blue Zones” – five locations where people live to record-setting ages and how they do it

    “Blue Zones” – five locations where people live to record-setting ages and how they do it

    Dana Laake and her special guest Dan Buettner will discuss the world's “Blue Zones” – five locations where people live to record-setting ages and how they do it.

    Dan Buettner is an explorer, National Geographic Fellow and multiple New York Times bestselling author. He discovered the five places in the world – dubbed “Blue Zones” hotspots – where people live the longest, and are healthiest. Buettner now works in partnership with municipal governments, large employers, and health insurance companies to implement Blue Zones projects.

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    The new book, The Genomic Kitchen: Your Guide To Understanding And Using The Food-Gene Connection For A Lifetime Of Health

    The new book, The Genomic Kitchen: Your Guide To Understanding And Using The Food-Gene Connection For A Lifetime Of Health

    Dana Laake and her special guest Amanda Archibald will discuss her new book, The Genomic Kitchen: Your Guide To Understanding And Using The Food-Gene Connection For A Lifetime Of Health.

    Amanda Archibald, RD, has extensive training in nutrition biochemistry, nutrigenomics and functional nutrition. She founded The Genomic Kitchen, a system of choosing, preparing and understanding food based on culinary genomics. Along with running the day-to-day business of The Genomic Kitchen, she provides genomic test interpretation, nutrigenomic and culinary guidance for clients and clinicians. Her unique vision is derived from more than two decades of innovation in nutrition science, her interaction with consumers, chefs and health professionals, and her work as a consultant to a variety of leading institutions and brands. Amanda has a longstanding commitment to redefining food, nutrition and cooking education in ways that make it accessible and meaningful.

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    Benefits of Sustainable Seafood

    Benefits of Sustainable Seafood

    Dana Laake and her special guest Randy Hartnell will discuss the benefits of sustainable seafood.

    Randy Hartnell is CEO of Vital Choice, the leading online seafood company that he and his wife, Carla, founded in 2001. Randy loves sharing his knowledge about the benefits of safe, sustainable seafood, and providing his customers with reliable access to the very best of it. Prior to founding Vital Choice, Randy spent more than 20 years as an Alaskan commercial fisherman. He has a degree in English Literature from UC, Berkeley. His first book, The Seafood Prescription—Live a Healthier, Happier, Longer Life with Nature’s Perfect Food, is due out in 2020.

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