September 14, 2021
One of the most common questions I get here at My Child Will Thrive is why do I need to keep a food journal for my child? Having a child with a neurodevelopmental disorder usually comes with a lot of frustrating nights searching the web to find something that may help your child and the idea of keeping a detailed journal can seem daunting. I remember spending countless hours researching ways to help my child and keeping a food journal was one of the best things I did not only for our family, but for our practitioners to get an inside look at what was happening in my child’s day-to-day food intake and digestion.
In today’s podcast, I share with you why keeping a journal is so important, why food, mood, digestion and hydration are so important to track and an upcoming implementation workshop I have where you can ask in-depth questions using my Food Mood Sleep and Poop Journal that is part of the My Child Will Thrive Tool Kit. I created this tool kit for parents just like you who want to gain confidence and clarity that they are making the best choices for their child based on their unique circumstances so that they can make forward progress faster.
I hope you enjoy today’s podcast episode about why you should be keeping a food journal! Let me know if there are any other topics you’d like for me to talk about on the My Child Will Thrive podcast.
August 31, 2021
As a parent of a child with a neurodevelopmental disorder, I was often overwhelmed by the options for therapies, tests and protocols that we should consider. It can be unnerving and have us question which path we should take for our child. Part of the process of determining the right path is being educated on these options. Having trusted practitioners to explain these therapies is crucial to our understanding of what to do next.
Photobiomodulation–low level laser therapy is one of the options to consider (and definitely one of my favorites) but it often brings up concerns about safety and questions about how it can truly help with brain function. This is why I reached out to Dr. Brandon Crawford to interview him for the Autism, ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder Summit. Dr. Crawford is an expert in the field and is able to explain the use of Low Level Lasers in neurodevelopmental disorders and how this might be a good fit for your child too.
I decided I wanted to share this interview from the summit with the My Child Will Thrive Podcast listeners which is why I’ve released the full interview from the summit on the podcast this week, too.
If you’d like to learn more about the summit and sign up for complimentary access to all the interviews, head over to www.mychildwillthrive.com/summit.
August 17, 2021
When we work with our kids, it often feels like just that…work! When I come across an example of how we can get results without all the challenges that so many treatments and therapies entail I want to know more. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing a person that developed his own simple and fun neuro rehab training program that can help you and your child with sensory processing, brain speed and other symptoms associated with autism and ADHD. On this episode of the My Child Will Thrive Podcast my guest, Trent McEntire, shares some of his favorite success stories that show you just how simple and effective this rehab program can be leveraging the power of neuroplasticity. The stories were so encouraging and heartwarming – make sure you listen right to the end to hear about them.
If you’re interested in learning more about brain speed and the power of neuroplasticity, I know you’ll enjoy this episode with Trent!
August 3, 2021
Hormones are a complex and important topic so I was grateful to have the opportunity to interview America's Holistic Gynecologist, Dr. Shawn Tassone for the My Child Will Thrive Podcast. I invited Dr. Tassone to share his six-step approach to women’s hormonal imbalances called SHINES and more about his brand new book, “The Hormone Balance Bible.” As Moms under a lot of stress supporting our children to thrive, Dr. Tassone reminds us that “normal isn’t always normal” and while tests and doctors may tell you otherwise, listening to your own body is always the most important.
If you’re curious to learn more about female hormonal imbalances from the best of the best, this episode with Dr. Tassone is full of takeaways that’ll help you on your own journey.
July 20, 2021
Have you heard about retained primitive reflexes? Do you know that if your child has even one, that it can significantly impact their developing brain and may be the root of the symptoms they are struggling with right now? Today is a short solo episode of the My child Will Thrive Podcast, I take you through how retained primitive reflexes can impact your child’s brain development and I discuss in more detail the Moro reflex (otherwise known as the “startle reflex”).This is a favorite topic of mine because it is foundational to your child’s development. Also, this episode is a great reminder after our last podcast episode with Dr. Ryan Cedermark.
July 6, 2021
Have you ever wondered what neuro rehab looks like or what you can do to help your child from the comfort of your home? Today on the My Child Will Thrive Podcast I’m sharing a special interview from the Autism, ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder Summit with Dr. Ryan Cedermark, RN, BSN, MSN, FNP-C, DC, DACNB. Dr. Cedermark and I talked about the principles of neuroplasticity, what Functional Disconnection Syndrome is and neurological exercises you can do to create a balanced brain for your child.
It’s important to understand how you can leverage positive neuroplasticity and Dr. Cedermark takes us through the simple activities that can help parents like you help their child from the comfort of your home.
If you’d like to sign up to hear more interviews just like Dr. Cedermark’s, head on over to www.mychildwillthrive.com/summit.
June 22, 2021
On today’s podcast I had the great pleasure to speak with Dr. Mansoor Mohammed of The DNA Company. Dr. Mansoor took us through a deep dive into the intricate science of Vitamin D. He shared his wealth of knowledge with you on how these hormones and how your genetic makeup can impact deficiencies in your body.
June 8, 2021
Today’s podcast is an interview with Beth O’Hara, Functional Naturopath, from the Autism, ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder Summit. During this conversation, Beth and I talked about mast cells being the missing piece in your child's Autism, ADHD or SPD Protocol. Beth also takes us through her own experience living with Asperger's, which she’s never shared before publicly. We also talked about how she helps children with Mast Cell Activation and the clues you need to start making changes in your child’s health.
To watch or listen to more interviews from experts just like this one, head on over to www.mychildwillthrive.com/summit to sign up for free!
May 25, 2021
Join me in a conversation with Robin Ray Green as we chat about using Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to help your child with ADHD, Anxiety and Autism. Robin and I dove into the many helpful takeaways I had from her book, “Heal Your Child from the Inside Out: The 5-Element Way to Nurturing Healthy, Happy Kids” and how the use of acupressure can change the way you look at your child’s health.
May 10, 2021
Join me in a conversation with Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge, as she takes us through long-term impacts of the pandemic on our children’s mental health.