Archive for November 2021

Nita Kasan, RN,  is a master’s prepared Registered Nurse whose professional career has ranged from Critical Care to Flight Nursing, to serving as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Naval Reserve Nurse Corps, to Chief Nursing Officer & Chief Operating Officer roles in multiple hospitals throughout the U.S. Nita has a passion for helping herself and others upgrade their body, their mind, and their lives through the proven science of Biohacking and Ketones.

Guest:  Dr. Joseph Pergolizzi

Topic: Addressing Unexplained Aches and Pains
Expert: Joseph Pergolizzi, MD, Healthy Directions

Dr. Joseph Pergolizzi Jr., is an internationally renowned perioperative and pain specialist, well-versed in multiple issues confronting patients and caregivers in acute and chronic pain. He runs a highly-regarded pain center in Naples, Florida; is chairman of the Abstract and Poster Selection Committee for PAINWeek; and is a member of the CHANGE PAIN Board. Additionally he has been awarded the American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award with Commendation.



Guest  -   Sally K. Norton, MPH, Nutritionist


Topic : Oxalates- The Toxin Hiding in Superfoods

Sally K. Norton, MPH,  is a consultant, writer, educator, and speaker with over 30 years in the health promotion and wellness field. Sally specializes in helping people improve their health with an oxalate-avoiding diet. Sally holds a nutrition degree from Cornell University and a Master’s of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She worked in the field of medical education at UNC Medical School’s Program on Integrative Medicine and as research grant writer and research administrator at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. 

 Despite a healthy lifestyle, she struggled for over 30 years with seemingly unanswerable health challenges including chronic pain and fatigue. When she finally discovered the cause and turned her health around, she committed to teaching and reaching out to others stuck in similar frustrating situations.

 Sally has published articles in academic and popular journals and appeared in numerous interviews discussing the little-known harmful effects of oxalates in our food.



IG: @sknorton

FB: BeFreeToThrive

Twitter: BetterLowOx

Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert, Dr. Elliots life among the NAVAJO People.


Dr. Erica Elliott, MD,  has been referred to affectionately as the "Health Detective," drawing from a wide range of disciplines, both mainstream and alternative, in order to diagnose and treat chronic illness. She has successfully treated problems that do not respond to pharmaceutical drugs and other conventional treatments. These include chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, severe allergies, chemical sensitivities, autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, recurrent sinusitis, recurrent migraine headaches, depression, bipolar illness, panic attacks, insomnia, multiple joint and muscle pains, and chronic candidiasis. Dr. Elliott's approach, utilizing integrative therapies, is clear and systematic, and can be life-changing.

Today we will discuss her book, Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert, which chronicles her life among the NAVAJO People.

Contact:  Erica Elliott, MD
Family Practice & Environmental Medicine

Bone Health


Lara Pizzorno, MDiv, MA, LMT, is the best-selling author of Your Bones: How YOU Can Prevent Osteoporosis & Have Strong Bones for Life—Naturally. A 25-year member of the American Medical Writers Association, editor of Longevity Medicine Review, and senior medical editor for Integrative Medicine Advisors, LLC, Lara publishes review articles in Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal covering the latest bone research, which she also shares in online articles, video presentations, and lectures at medical conferences worldwide. A member of the American College of Nutrition, she is a contributing author to several textbooks, including the Textbook of Natural Medicine and the Textbook of Functional Medicine, and co-author of The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods. Lara is currently completing her M.S., Clinical Nutrition, at MUIH (Maryland University Integrative Health).

Dr. Joe Pizzorno, N.D., is one of the world’s leading authorities on science-based natural/integrative medicine. He co-founded and served 22 years as president of Bastyr University, the country’s first and largest fully accredited university of natural medicine. He is the author or co-author of more than a dozen books, including the Textbook of Natural Medicine, Clinical Environmental Medicine, The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, and The Toxin Solution. He is a founder and Board Chair of the Institute for Functional Medicine and editor in chief of Integrative Medicine, A Clinician’s Journal, the field’s leading peer-reviewed journal. He was appointed by Presidents Clinton and Bush to two prestigious government commissions to advise the President and Congress on the integration of natural medicine into the healthcare system. Joe travels worldwide, consulting, lecturing, and teaching physicians about science-based natural medicine.


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