The Importance of Preconception and Prenatal Care

The Importance of Preconception and Prenatal Care

The Importance of Preconception and Prenatal Care

We interviewed registered dietitian Vicki Kobliner about the importance of preconception and prenatal care in the age of chronic childhood diseases. Because Vicki works with many children with autism, ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders, her passion is educating potential mothers about preparing their bodies for conception so that their children don’t end up as another statistic in the growing epidemic of chidren’s chronic diseases and disorders. Over 54% of American children have some form of chronic illness, whether it’s autism, ADHD, allergies, asthma, autoimmune disorders, mood disorders, diabetes or obesity. When that many kids are sick, it’s time to take a look at helping potential mothers understand that their toxicity, gut dysbiosis, nutritional deficiencies and stress responses can get passed onto their children. Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video. About Vicki Kobliner MS RDN Vicki Kobliner is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist with over 20 years of…

Three Myths About Healing Diets

Three Myths About Healing Diets

Three Myths About Healing Diets

We interviewed Jess Sherman, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, about three myths about healing diets and how to focus on what really matters. You may have heard that changing your child’s diet can help them calm down, focus, learn better, sleep better and feel better. Maybe you’ve tried gluten-free or GAPS or Paleo, or maybe you’ve been scared away from this approach or aren’t sure if it’s worth it. In this webinar, holistic nutritionist and author Jess Sherman cleared the confusion and explained why food is such a powerful tool and how to avoid getting confused by contradictory information. Jess explained away the three most common misconceptions that discourage families from exploring food as a tool. She also helped us understand how to leverage four nutritional concepts to help kids self-regulate better. This webinar will be helpful to you if you are a parent or practitioner new to the idea of using food as a therapeutic tool or if you’ve been at…

Sick Buildings and Chronic Illness

Sick Buildings and Chronic Illness

Sick Buildings and Chronic Illness

We interviewed Alex Stadtner, President and Senior Consultant of Healthy Building Science, about sick buildings and chronic illness. A variety of factors make our indoor environment 2-5x more toxic than our outdoor environment. Given that many Americans spend as much as 90% of our lives indoors, it’s important to know how sick buildings contribute to chronic illnesses. Join us in this webinar as we learn how the following can negatively affect our health: Mold VOCs Dirty electricity EMFs Geopathic stress LEDs Cleaning products Smart meters Fluorescent lights Formaldehyde from plywood Flame-retardant furniture Asbestos Lead Mercury Microwave ovens PVC Radioactivity from granite and quartz Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video. About Alex Stadtner BS MS Alex Stadtner started on the path of environmental work in college, where he attained a degree in Environmental Science & Environmental Policy. After college he worked for two years as a Sustainability…

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

We interviewed Madiha Saeed MD ABIHM about reversing type 2 diabetes with a functional-medicine approach that looks at root causes. In this webinar you will learn: What is type 2 diabetes and what causes it? What is insulin resistance, and why does it matter? What are some of the signs and blood-test markers of type 2 diabetes? What are optimal levels of fasting glucose and hemoglobin A1C? Does inflammation play a role in type 2 diabetes? What is the role of the “4 S’s” (stress, sleep, social health and spirituality)? Is reversing type 2 diabetes possible? Will pharmaceutical approaches reverse type 2 diabetes? Is there a point of no return at which type 2 diabetes is not reversible? How can a person reverse type 2 diabetes? You can find Dr. Saeed’s presentation here. Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video. About Madiha Saeed MD ABIHM Madiha…

Homeopathy for Healing

Homeopathy for Healing

Homeopathy for Healing

We interviewed Janine Burnham Ruth about homeopathy for healing. Understand, utilize and heal yourself, and your family, with homeopathy. In this webinar, you’ll learn: What homeopathy is, and is not How to discern if you should self-treat or hire a professional How to tell if the treatment of homeopathy, or ANY treatment you are using, is actually working to bring about true healing How to find which remedies work for what issues What is most important when choosing a specific homeopathic remedy How to dose When to switch to a new remedy When to stop taking remedies A brief discussion of other ways homeopathic remedies are used beside classical, and how remedies are made, will also be included in the webinar. This webinar can benefit those interested in: Learning about homeopathy Seeking natural and alternative solutions to concerns regarding well-being Understanding the difference between suppressing symptoms and true healing Self-empowerment for their and their family’s health Please note that you will…

Cultivating Resilience for Reversing Chronic Health Conditions

Cultivating Resilience for Reversing Chronic Health Conditions

Cultivating Resilience for Reversing Chronic Health Conditions

We interviewed Josie Nelson, founder of Integrative Health Strategies, program director of the Documenting Hope Project, and co-developer of the CHIRP™ study, about cultivating resilience for reversing chronic health conditions. Whether you’ve “been there, done that” with approaches to your child’s health condition or are just getting started, you won’t want to miss our conversation with Josie Nelson. We talked about: Removing obstacles to the healing process (and adding supports) What to do when expensive integrative care is out of reach Why we often overlook the fundamentals (and how to get back to them) Getting support from your child’s primary care provider (really) How to leverage other health practitioners (and when) Where to find the best clues (even when you’ve been there/done that) Taking a deeper dive into your child’s health history (and why that matters) Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video. About Josie Nelson…

Supporting Type 1 Diabetes with a Functional Medicine Approach

Supporting Type 1 Diabetes with a Functional-Medicine Approach

Supporting Type 1 Diabetes with a Functional Medicine Approach

We interviewed Carla Atherton, Director of the Healthy Family Formula, about supporting type 1 diabetes with a functional-medicine approach. Carla Atherton’s daughter developed type 1 diabetes seven years ago. She discovered that mainstream medicine’s main way of dealing with type 1 diabetes is matching insulin to carbohydrates. Surely there must be more to it than that? And what causes or contributes to it? Instead of thinking, “that’s all there is to it”, she dove into functional medicine, an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that looks to eliminate rather than suppress symptoms by looking at the root causes of a disease or condition. Carla explained to us how, through functional medicine practices and testing, you can potentially be supporting type 1 diabetes by: Find the root causes of your child’s diabetes Reduce or eliminate risk of further disease progression and complications Reduce or eliminate risk of developing co-morbidities Have a better relationship with your healthcare practitioners and chose the ones that will work with you in a manner…

Our Children With Type 1 Diabetes: Causes, Solutions, and a New Prognosis

Our Children With Type 1 Diabetes: Causes, Solutions, and a New Prognosis

Our Children With Type 1 Diabetes: Causes, Solutions, and a New Prognosis

In this post, Carla Atherton, Director of the Healthy Family Formula, relates how she discovered that functional medicine has better answers for why her daughter developed type 1 diabetes. What Are We Missing in Conventional Care for Type 1 Diabetes? When I got the call from the doctor that fateful day, (February 2nd, 2012, to be exact), our lives changed forever. “Carla,” she said, “your daughter has diabetes.” I stood in my friend’s entrance with my silver flip phone in my hand while my three children bustled around me getting their boots and jackets on to go home. But we weren’t going home. We were going to the hospital. When we arrived in the hospital, we trusted the staff to tell us what to do, but it didn’t take long before I realized that our goals and theirs were much different, that they had no answers for us, only a “hush, darling, don’t ask too much,” in response to my…