Category Archives for "Baby & Children’s Care"

Podcast 080: Common Ailments of Infants & What You Can Do For Them | Jonathan Evans, Osteopath

My guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Jonathan Evans, DO – an Australian osteopath that specializes in treating infants and children. He teaches courses online to practitioners through Kindred Academy and to parents of children through Parent Be.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. how leaving a successful career in finance in London led him to find osteopathy and start working with babies in Australia
  2. how the most common ailments infants suffer with can be helped with simple and gentle methods
  3. how you yourself can learn what to look for in your baby and help them unwind this tension together without outside help

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Jonathan Evans, DO:

  • Graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine, London, UK with 1st Class Honours.

  • In 2005 moved to New Zealand gaining invaluable experience in a rural practice seeing a huge variety of patients.

  • 2010 he moved to Australia to focus on the treatment of babies and children

  • For the past 10 years he has been passing his knowledge on to other osteopaths by teaching at universities in Australia and New Zealand and through post graduate academies.

  • This led to the foundation of Kindred Academy in 2016 and Parent Be in 2017 so these teachings could become accessible outside of the osteopathic world.

Podcast 076: Starting Solids: Tips for Raising a Healthy Eater Instead of a Picky Eater | Sarah Bester

My guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Sarah Bester (CNP), a Family Nutritionist and Picky Eating Coach who helps busy moms raise healthy eaters instead of picky eaters.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. what Sarah believes parents should focus on when starting solids with their babies (it’s not what you think!)
  2. why creating healthy eating habits from the beginning is so important for your child later in life
  3. the Top 5 “Starting Solids” Tips that will help you and your baby enjoy mealtime and create good habits

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Sarah Bester:

Sarah Bester (CNP) is a Family Nutritionist and Picky Eating Coach who helps busy moms raise healthy eaters instead of picky eaters.

As a certified holistic nutritionist, with an expertise in feeding and healthy habits, Sarah knows the importance of feeding our kids the right foods.  As a mom “in the trenches” with two young kids – and a third on the way! – she also knows first-hand how challenging it can be to actually get a meal on the table (and the frustration that follows when kids refuse to eat it!).

Her research-based individual coaching and online group programs, provide easy-to-follow steps that will put an end to picky eating and mealtime drama. More importantly, she empowers parents by giving them the tools to help their children develop long-term healthy habits.

Podcast 073: Dr. Harvey Karp: The Happiest Baby on the Block

My guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Dr. Harvey Karp, one of America’s leading pediatricians and child development experts. His celebrated books/videos, The Happiest Baby on the Block, The Happiest Toddler on the Block and The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep have teach his insights into child development (e.g. the Calming Reflex, the 5 S’s and Toddler-ese).

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. How Dr. Karp’s study of a tribe in Africa led him to discover “the Calming Reflex” in babies that can be initiated in any baby to help calm and soothe them.
  2. What the “5 S’s” are and how use them to calm any fussy, seemingly inconsolable baby within minutes if not faster.
  3. Information about his SNOO Smart Sleeper and the controversy around it

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Harvey Karp:

Dr. Harvey Karp is one of America’s leading pediatricians and child development experts. His celebrated books/videos, The Happiest Baby on the Block, The Happiest Toddler on the Block and The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep have been translated into over 20 languages and have benefited millions of parents.

Happiest Baby classes are taught by thousands of specially trained educators in university hospitals and public health programs across America and in over 20 other nations. Dr. Karp’s insights into child development (e.g. the Calming Reflex, the 5 S’s and Toddler-ese) have made him one of the world’s leading baby and sleep experts. Several peer reviewed studies have validated his innovative observations and multiple additional studies are underway. No wonder, the NY Times applauded his landmark ideas by saying, “Roll over, Dr. Spock!”

Dr. Karp is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the USC Keck School of Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He practiced pediatrics in Los Angeles for almost 30 years. His unique ability to translate complex science into effective techniques to empower parents have revolutionized our understanding of the needs of young children.

Dr. Karp is also the founder and CEO of Happiest Baby, a smart-tech and parenting solutions company. He designed an award-winning, innovative baby bed – SNOO, Smart Sleeper. SNOO provides womb-like sound and motion to quickly boost a baby’s sleep and imitate an experienced caregiver by responding to crying with increasing levels of motion/sound to soothe infant upsets. The bed comes with a unique swaddle that prevents accidental rolling, which makes SNOO the only baby bed that keeps babies safely on the back for the first 6 months (as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics). By improving infant sleep and reducing crying, Dr. Karp’s hope is to improve parent confidence and bonding to their child and to reduce the serious health sequelae of parental exhaustion and stress, including postpartum depression, child abuse, childhood obesity, infant sleep death, etc.

For over 20 years, Dr. Karp has been a tireless advocate and a national leader in the promotion of children’s rights to a healthy and safe environment. His work has directly led to state and national laws protecting children. Dr. Karp has served as a spokesman on environmental issues for the NRDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the California Department of Health, and is a founding board member of Healthy Child Healthy World. He is currently a board member of EWG, whose mission is to protect our nation’s public health and the environment.

Dr. Karp is an advisor to Parents, Ser Padres and American Baby magazines and a pediatric expert on BabyCenter. He has appeared numerous times on Good Morning America, CNN, Today Show, The View, Dr. Oz, etc. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Time, Newsweek, LA Times, Parents, People Magazine, etc.

Podcast 070: Helping Your Baby Sleep Through the Night | Jen Varela

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My guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Jen Varela, a sleep training expert who focuses on the achievement of each family’s sleep goals whether in co-sleeping environments, room sharing or separate rooms.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. Even though every family is different – they have different sleeping styles, different schedules, and different parenting styles – every baby can learn to self-soothe.
  2. Science behind sleep and why your baby or toddler is having night awakenings
  3. What daytime “awake windows” are and why they might be causing your baby to have trouble sleeping through the night
  4. the 5 reasons why night awakenings happen and what you can do about them

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Jen Varela:

Since 2010, San Diego sleep training expert Jen Varela has helped more than 400 sleep-deprived families with private one-on-one sleep coaching. She focuses on the achievement of each family’s sleep goals whether in co-sleeping environments, room sharing or separate rooms. Jen’s experience ranges from helping families with infants in sleep shaping skills to families with toddlers who are transitioning them to their own room for the first time.

Jen Varela is a mother of two children. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Counseling from California State University Fullerton, California. She is a member of the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants and a Certified Gentle Sleep Coach® trained by Kim West, The Sleep Lady®.

Podcast 066: Natural Remedies for Earaches | Willow Buckley

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My guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Willow Buckley, a certified classical homeopath, labor doula, and prenatal yoga teacher. She is back on our podcast for the fourth time.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. the 5 observation tools you can use to determine if your child is coming down with an earache (or any other sickness)
  2. an effective oil you can get at any natural foods store that can help your child’s earache right away
  3. the homeopathic remedies that can help earaches – there are many discussed here because earaches can present in 4-5 different ways

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

Bio: About Willow Buckley

Willow Buckley, is a certified classical homeopath, labor doula, and prenatal yoga teacher.

She first combined her holistic interests with her medical science studies while earning a Bachelor of Science in Neuropsychology from the University of California Santa Barbara.  

Continuing her search and passion for a whole healing approach, Willow ventured into homeopathy, where she has helped families and individuals of all ages handle everything from anxiety and depression to morning sickness and sore throats.

She is a fervent proponent of the body’s power to heal itself and infuses nutrition with real food into her practice.

She is also the co-author of the new book: How to Conceive Naturally: And Have a Healthy Pregnancy after 30.

Willow lives in Encinitas, CA, with her husband, Marcus, a writer and Montessori educator, and their children, Grayson and Emerson.

Podcast 065: Your Baby, Your Way with Dr. Jennifer Margulis

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My guest today on “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is  Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D., an award-winning science journalist and author of many books including Your Baby, Your Way where she investigates the overlooked dangers of mainstream birth practices, especially when scientific evidence has been brushed aside in favor of special interests.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. how her own experience with the medical system with her first birth caused her to investigate and uncover the dangers of modern birth practices
  2. how her research exposes how current cultural practices during pregnancy, childbirth, and the first year of a baby’s life are NOT all based on the best evidence and are NOT always in the best interest (or health) of the mom or the baby.
  3. what a pregnant woman or new mom can do to make sure she and her baby are getting the best prenatal and maternity care possible

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Jennifer Margulis:

Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D., is an award-winning science journalist and book author, a Fulbright grantee, and sought-after speaker.

Her writing has appeared in many of the nation’s most respected and credible publications, including the New York Times and the Washington Post.

A meticulous researcher who’s not afraid to be controversial, she is nationally known as a journalist who opens people’s eyes to the realities behind accepted practices in health care and medicine.

She is passionate about investigating the overlooked dangers of mainstream practices, especially when scientific evidence has been brushed aside in favor of special interests. Uncovering these issues is a matter of social justice.

Not only is she the co-author with Dr. Paul Thomas of The Vaccine-Friendly Plan, but she is also the author numerous books such as: Toddler: Real-Life Stories of Those Fickle, Irrational, Urgent, Tiny People We Love, The Baby Bonding Book for Dads: Building a Closer Connection to Your New Baby, and Your Baby, Your Way: Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Parenting Decisions for a Happier, Healthier Family.

Jennifer Margulis earned a B.A. from Cornell University, a Master’s from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. from Emory University.

A Boston native, Jennifer Margulis lives with her family in southern Oregon.

Podcast 064: The Facts & Myths about Circumcision | Dr. Adrienne Carmack, Urologist

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My guest today on “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Dr. Adrienne Carmack, a board-certified urologist and mother of three children. She is an expert in the issues surrounding circumcision and the author of The Good Mommy’s Guide to Her Little Boy’s Penis.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. what Dr. Carmack’s research into the health benefits of circumcision revealed and why she doesn’t recommend the procedure to her patients anymore.
  2. the normal physiologic function and purpose of the foreskin and what circumcised boys/men loose from having it removed
  3. current worldwide and US trends in circumcision rates
  4. answers to the emotional issues parents deal with of “looking like daddy” and “looking different in the locker room”

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Adrienne Carmack:

Adrienne Carmack, MD is a board-certified urologist and mother of three children, all of whom were born outside of a hospital and none of whom are circumcised. She is the author of Reclaiming My Birth Rights: A Mother’s Wisdom Triumphs Over the Harmful Practices of Her Medical Profession and The Good Mommy’s Guide to Her Little Boy’s Penis.

 

 

Podcast 059: The Baby Book by Dr. Sears | Book Review by Dr. Jay Warren

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On today’s episode, I review the book “The Baby Book” by Dr. Sears, a wonderful, complete resource for parents of newborns through 2 years old.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. an overview of each of the chapters of The Baby Book by Dr. Sears giving you an idea of what the book covers
  2. a deeper discussion about a few topics in the book including First Food Choices and Month by Month Milestones
  3. Listener Mail – questions from you answered by Dr. Jay: Mattresses for babies and the Bumbo floor seat chair

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Podcast 057: The Myths and the Facts about Tongue Tie and Lip Tie | Dr. Alison Hazelbaker

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My guest today on “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Dr. Alison Hazelbaker, an expert on infant sucking issues caused by various structural problems like torticollis, plagiocephaly, brachycephaly and tissue shock-trauma. She designed the Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function (ATLFF), which is the only research-based tongue-tie screening process in infants under 6 months.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. When a tongue and/or lip tie revision is absolutely necessary and when it would be an unnecessary surgery for your baby (only 5% of babies have a true tongue tie)
  2. What problems are associated with tongue and/or lip tie for your baby (with breastfeeding and beyond)
  3. What questions you should ask your pediatrician, lactation consultant and/or pediatric dentist before you subject your baby to this surgery

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Alison Hazelbaker:

Dr. Hazelbaker has been a therapist for over 30 years. She specializes in cross-disciplinary treatment and to that end has taken training in several modalities to best assist her clients. She is a certified Craniosacral Therapist, a Lymph Drainage Therapy practitioner, a Tummy Time™ Trainer, a Haller Method practitioner and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

She is recognized as an expert on infant sucking issues caused by various structural problems like torticollis, plagiocephaly, brachycephaly and tissue shock-trauma. She earned her Master’s Degree from Pacific Oaks College (Human Development specializing in Human Lactation) and her doctorate from The Union Institute and University (Psychology, specializing in Energetic and Transformational healing.)

Her original research on tongue-tie, done in 1993, has changed clinical practice both in the USA and abroad. (www.tongue-tie.org) She authored the Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function (ATLFF) during her Master’s Degree program. She recently revised her Master’s thesis on tongue-tie into a comprehensive book on the condition: Tongue-tie: Morphogenesis, Impact, Assessment and Treatment for Aidan and Eva Press www.aidanandevapress.com

The ATLFF remains the only research-based tongue-tie screening process in infants under 6 months.

Podcast 055: The Vaccine Friendly Plan with co-authors Dr. Paul Thomas & Jennifer Margulis

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My guests today on “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” are Dr. Paul Thomas and Jennifer Margulis, PhD, co-authors of the book: The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health—From Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years. In it, they describe “a slower, evidenced based protocol that limits a child’s exposure to aluminum, mercury, and other neurotoxins while building overall good health.”

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. why the current vaccine schedule from the CDC is NOT safe for all children and how Dr. Paul would modify it to make it safer
  2. what the common vaccine reactions look like that parents should report to their pediatrician immediately once seeing them in your child after a vaccine shot
  3. which of the vaccines carry the most risk of injury or are unnecessary and should be skipped altogether
  4. why you should never give acetaminophen (Tylenol) to your child, especially if you are vaccinating them

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Paul Thomas:

Dr. Paul Thomas, M.D., F.A.A.P., received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School and completed his pediatric residency at the University of California San Diego. He is a board-certified fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, board-certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine, and a diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

He taught residents and medical students from 1988 to 1993, practiced at Westside Pediatrics from 1993 to 2008 and then opened his own practice in 2008, Integrative Pediatrics where he currently serves over 13,000 patients in the Portland, Oregon metro area.

He is the co-author (with Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D.) of The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health—From Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years.

About Jennifer Margulis:

Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D., is an award-winning investigative journalist, nonfiction book author, and Fulbright grantee.

She is the co-author of The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health, From Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years (Ballantine, 2016) with Paul Thomas, M.D., and author of Your Baby, Your Way: Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Parenting Decisions for a Happier, Healthier Family (Scribner, 2015).

Her work has been published in the New York Times, the Washington PostSmithsonian MagazineMs. MagazineMore magazine, Fit Pregnancy, O: The Oprah Magazine, and dozens of others magazines, newspapers, and websites.

Podcast 050: The Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg | Book Review

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In this anniversary episode (we launched 1 year ago, this is our 50th episode and we’ve reached 80,000 downloads!), Dr. Jay Warren reviews the book “The Secrets of the Baby Whisperer” by Tracy Hogg.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. how Tracy Hogg’s 20 questions about your baby will help you know how to better understand your baby’s moods and needs.
  2. the E.A.S.Y. method to creating a rhythm to your day that works for you and your baby (Eating, Activity, Sleeping, You).
  3. the S.L.O.W. method that allows you to respond (rather than react) to your crying baby (Stop, Listen, Observe, What’s up).

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Podcast 048: Jane Chen: How a Global Community of Moms Can Save Premature Babies Around the World

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My guest today on “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Jane Chen, co-founder and CEO of Embrace, a social enterprise startup that aims to help the 20 million premature and low-birth-weight babies born every year, through a low-cost infant warmer and of Little Lotus Baby, which uses NASA inspired technology to keep babies at the perfect temperature so they can sleep better.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. how a Stanford graduate program project helped save 200,000 premature babies in the third world countries
  2. how Jane is using the Tom’s Shoes’ model with Little Lotus Baby products to fund Embrace preme warmers to be distributed throughout the world
  3. how your company can participate in a gifting program that helps these preterm babies in the poorest corners of the world

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

Bio: About Jane Chen

JANE MARIE CHEN is the co-founder and CEO of Embrace, a social enterprise startup that aims to help the 20 million premature and low-birth-weight babies born every year, through a low-cost infant warmer. The Embrace infant warmer costs about 1% of a traditional incubator and is estimated to have helped over 200,000 babies to date.

Most recently, Embrace Innovations  launched a new line of baby products for the US market called Little Lotus Baby, which uses NASA inspired technology to keep babies at the perfect temperature so they can sleep better. They are using a Tom’s shoes model: for every product sold, a baby is helped in a developing country by the Embrace infant warmer.

Prior to Embrace, Chen worked with nonprofit organizations on healthcare issues in developing countries. She spent several years as the Program Director of a startup HIV/AIDS nonprofit in China (Chi Heng Foundation) and worked for the Clinton Foundation’s HIV/AIDS Initiative in Tanzania.  She also worked at Monitor Group as a management consultant, advising Fortune 500 companies.

Chen has been a TED Speaker, and was selected as one of Forbes’ Impact 30 in 2011. She has been recognized as the Inspirational Young Alumni of the Year by Pomona College and was featured in Stanford’s “Tradition of Innovation.”

Chen speaks at various international conferences, including the Skoll World Forum. In 2012, Chen was named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum,  and was featured in Dove’s “Real Role Models” campaign for women and girls. Chen is a TED India Fellow, TED Senior Fellow, Echoing Green Fellow, and Rainer Arnhold Fellow.

In 2013, Chen and the other co-founders of Embrace were awarded the prestigious Economist Innovation Award, under the category of Social and Economic Innovation. In the same year, Chen and her co-founder were also recognized as Schwab Social Entrepreneurs of the Year by the World Economic Forum.

Podcast 041: Homeopathy for Infants and Children | Willow Buckley

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Our guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Willow Buckley, a certified classical homeopath, labor doula, and prenatal yoga teacher. She is back on our podcast for the third time.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. the safety of using homeopathic remedies with infants and children and how homeopathy works in the body 
  2. the difference between trying to get rid of symptoms and supporting the child’s body during an illness so not only are they more comfortable, but they come out stronger on the other side of it.
  3. homeopathic remedies that can help ailments common to infants and children: irritability, colic, constipation, diarrhea, immune function, teething, thrush, fevers, ear aches, hives, etc.

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

Bio: About Willow Buckley

Willow Buckley, is a certified classical homeopath, labor doula, and prenatal yoga teacher.

She first combined her holistic interests with her medical science studies while earning a Bachelor of Science in Neuropsychology from the University of California Santa Barbara.  

Continuing her search and passion for a whole healing approach, Willow ventured into homeopathy, where she has helped families and individuals of all ages handle everything from anxiety and depression to morning sickness and sore throats.

She is a fervent proponent of the body’s power to heal itself and infuses nutrition with real food into her practice.

She is also the co-author of the new book: How to Conceive Naturally: And Have a Healthy Pregnancy after 30.

Willow lives in Encinitas, CA, with her husband, Marcus, a writer and Montessori educator, and their children, Grayson and Emerson.

Podcast 038: How to Choose the Right Pediatrician for your Child | Dr. Angelo Del Re

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Our guest today on “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Dr. Angelo Del Re, pediatrician with Coast Pediatrics in San Diego, CA that considers it a privilege to care for acutely ill children but also has interests in both newborn wellness and childhood injury prevention.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. the 5 questions you should ask a pediatrician before you entrust the health of your child to them
  2. the features of a pediatric office you should look for (besides just location and if they take your insurance)

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Angelo Del Re, MD, MSc, FAAP

Dr. Del Re grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and attended college at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He furthered his education by earning both a graduate degree in neuroscience as well as his medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Del Re completed his pediatrics residency in Virginia, with research interests in child abuse detection and prevention. He also practiced pediatric medicine internationally in Uganda and Haiti. Angelo returned to North Carolina for two years, where he worked in outpatient clinical care as well as newborn and pediatric hospital medicine.

Since relocating to San Diego in 2014, Dr. Del Re has served the urgent needs of the children in our community as a provider at Rady Children’s Hospital emergency department.

In 2015, he decided to join the medical office at Coast Pediatrics in Carmel Valley where he works full time. While Angelo considers it a privilege caring for acutely ill children, he also has interests in both newborn wellness and childhood injury prevention. He is looking forward to continuing to serve our community by building relationships with families and helping them stay happy and healthy.

Podcast 034: Raising a Healthy Family, not just a Healthy Child | Dr. David Jackson

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Our guest today on “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Dr. David Jackson, founder and CEO of Epic Practice, chiropractor, husband and father.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. what the source of the health care challenges that today’s families face are and what they can do about it
  2. how exercising in the “Gym of Life” allows kids to grow up into strong, healthy, resilient contributors as adults
  3. what the One Thing Dr. David believes is the best thing he can do to ensure his family is happy and healthy (and you can do too)

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. David Jackson:

Dr. David is a committed father of 3 incredible girls and has shared an Epic Love Affair with his wife Nicole for 26 years. His commitment to creating Impact for others along with an unparalleled personal life for himself and his family has led him to create 18 businesses.

Having risen from the ashes of failing in practice 9 times, Dr. David has spoken on 6 continents to over 100K people. His passion is to help chiropractors solidify a success mindset and develop a superior ability to communicate their value and brand message with clarity.

Dr. David is Founder and CEO of the largest online training company in the chiropractic profession, Epic Practice. With cutting edge success systems for business, pediatrics, team training and growth, Epic provides doctors proven tools, strategies and community to succeed at high levels through mentoring, training and coaching.

Dr. David is committed to helping chiropractors create their Epic Life by openly sharing his passion, his journey and through leading by example so that others may Serve More, Make More and BE More.

Podcast 025: Creating Good Eaters in Children with Dr. Christine Wood

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Our guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Dr. Christine Wood, a pediatrician practicing at Coast Pediatrics in San Diego, CA with interests in nutrition for children and teens.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. an explanation of “the Carrot Study” and how you can influence your child’s eating habits while you’re still pregnant with them
  2. the one simple habit you can do now to not only create good healthy eating habits for your children, but also decrease their risk of heart disease and depression and improve their academic performance
  3. 3 “Tricks” to help get your kid to eat if you’re having problems at the dinner table

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

Dr. Christine Wood is a pediatrician with interests in nutrition for children and teens.

She has authored the book, How to Get Kids to Eat Great & Love It and her articles and interviews have been published in Newsweek and Parenting magazines among others. She has been a frequent speaker on the topic of nutrition and the impact of environmental toxins on health.

She has been practicing pediatrics over 25 years and sees patients at Coast Pediatrics Carmel Valley. She is also a Certified Lactation Educator and enjoys helping nursing mothers. She has served as the Co-Chair for the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative and is Medical Consultant for an adolescent residential eating disorder treatment center in La Jolla.

www.CoastPediatrics.com

www.KidsEatGreat.com

Podcast 017: Drs. Warner: Allowing Your Child to Live Up to Their Full Health Potential

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Our guests on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” are Dr. Stuart and Dr. Theresa Warner, the pediatric powerhouse husband and wife team where 75% of their patients are children under the age of 10.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. why Dr. Theresa was called to the hospital 2 nights ago to see a newborn baby
  2. the simplest, safest, most effective method you can use to make sure your child fulfills their God-given health potential
  3. the shocking statistics of how sick our children are in this country today and how you can help your child avoid being one of them

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Bio: The Drs. Warner

Dr. Stuart and Dr. Theresa Warner are a husband-and-wife chiropractic team who have revolutionized the chiropractic world by teaching chiropractors to attract the child as the first patient in the family to receive care. Guided by their passion for helping children achieve their full God-given potential, the Warners have created a unique model for building child-centered practices.

The Drs. Warner are a husband-and-wife chiropractic team who have been in private practice in Point Pleasant, New Jersey since 1992, where 75% of their patients are children under the age of 10. In almost every instance, the child is the first patient in the family to receive care in their practice.

In 1995, the pair founded the celebrity- and government-endorsed Kids Day America/International™ in which more than 5 million children being screened for subluxation. The Drs. Warner have also founded Wellness Moms America™, chiropractic-led monthly meetings that bring together like-minded mothers to teach them how to live the chiropractic wellness lifestyle.

The Warners are passionate about teaching children and love visiting schools each year to share the chiropractic message and teach kids about the detriments of subluxation and how to keep their spines and nervous systems healthy.  

The Drs. Warners are widely sought-after speakers on the topics of chiropractic pediatrics and pregnancy. In addition to their own mega conferences and programs they have served as regular keynote and team speakers for many of the top chiropractic programs, state conventions, philosophy nights, and private programs and have been postgraduate faculty members of several chiropractic colleges.

Yet despite these many accolades, the Warners’ greatest achievements by far are their 3 beautiful children: Sydney, Skylar, and Alexis. All 3 children were adjusted within 5 minutes of being born, practiced extended breastfeeding and co-sleeping, and have been raised in the chiropractic lifestyle.

Podcast 013: 7 Things You Should Know About Your Newborn Baby | Jen Graham

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My guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Jen Graham, birth and postpartum doula and Evidenced Based Birth Instructor.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. Because babies don’t come with manuals, this list is the next best thing
  2. If you are birthing at a hospital, the one thing you absolutely MUST do BEFORE you go to into labor
  3. A long list of trusted resources for parents to get even more information

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Bio: About Jen Graham

Jen Graham, has been a practicing doula since 1996.

She is trained and certified through DONA International. She offers birth and postpartum doula care in the greater San Diego area.

She teaches Newborn Care 101 the at Cap Wellness Center in Encinitas and is an Evidence Based Birth Instructor.  

She is the mother of 4 of her own children. And has cared for hundreds of newborn babies and their families.

She has experience with singletons, twins, triplets, special needs babies, and with both sleep problems and breastfeeding issues.

Podcast 012: Dr. Ogi Ressel-Health Care vs. Sick Care for Your Child & Family

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My guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Dr. Ogi Ressel, pediatric researcher, clinician, international lecturer and writer.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. What the difference is between “sick care” and true health care
  2. How to create a “Wellness team” for the care of your family
  3. Dr. Ogi’s expert advice on how to start off your child’s life healthy

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Bio: About Dr. Ogi Ressel

Dr. Ogi is a pediatric researcher, clinician, international lecturer and writer.

Dr. Ogi has been a staff writer for numerous national magazines and newspapers where has published over 800 articles on Chiropractic and Children.

We will be talking today about his book, “Kids-First: Health with No Interference. How to Raise a Healthy Child Outside the Medical Model” which has just be re-released.

It was Dr. Ogi and Dr. Larry Webster who started the whole pediatric awareness and movement on the planet – when it comes to kids health, he really has no equal.

 

Podcast 007: Natural Medicine for Children | Dr. Michelle Wolford

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My guest on this episode is San Diego naturopath, Dr. Michelle Wolford.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. How a Naturopathic doctor’s approach to health is similar and different from conventional medicine.
  2. The types of conditions Dr. Wolford treats children for in her office – acute sickness vs. chronic problems.
  3. Case studies of children that naturopathic medicine has helped with digestive issues, immune system problems and ADHD.

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Bio: Dr. Michelle Wolford

Dr. Michelle Wolford graduated in 2010 from National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR where she specialized in Naturopathic Care as a primary care doctor.

She is currently the owner and head doctor at Life In Motion, in Encinitas, CA.  

The focus of Dr. Wolford’s practice is acute and chronic illness in adult and pediatric patients with the majority of her patient focus being digestion, hormones & pediatrics.  

Her treatment focus is on cellular drainage through the use of natural medicine while respecting the physiological principles of cellular excretion and revival.

Prior to medical school, Dr. Wolford was a nutritionist, personal chef and personal trainer.  

Throughout the last 10 years she has also spent a great deal of studying energy medicine by studying with shamans all over the world and working with Paramhansa Nithyananda out of India.

Dr. Wolford has incorporated a spiritual essence into her treatment modalities and practice as the root of most physical disharmony starts with the mental-emotional and energetic bodies.

She can be contacted through her website: www.LifeInMotionMed.com