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Evidence-based pathways to the good things in life

Evidence based pathways to the good things in life

If you’ve ever thought that treatments and therapies are the only thing you have time for, then you are not alone. Sometimes as parents we can get stuck in the trenches of our child’s healing and we think that this is the only way to get to the “good things in life.” After speaking with today’s podcast guest, I had a great reminder about not just looking to the future but also ensuring our kids have the good things in life right now. My guest, Genia Stephen, founder and podcast host at The Good Things in Life, discussed how we can change our perspective on thinking about what are the good things in life for our children.

Genia believes that therapies and treatments, while helpful and necessary, tend to focus on what we can change or fix about our child and she teaches on changing that perspective to focus on strategies that help our children build wonderful lives right now. She takes us through a few of those strategies and how to incorporate them into your life. I hope you enjoy this episode with Genia Stephen as much as I did!

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Why Do I Need a Food Journal?

Why do I need a food journal

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.

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Tara Hunkin – Understanding the Importance of Lyme and Co-Infections

Understanding the Importance of Lyme and Co-Infections

I’m Tara Hunkin, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified GAPS Practitioner, Restorative Wellness Practitioner, mother, and founder of My Child Will Thrive. I am passionate about helping parents like you because I have been in your shoes. My Child Will Thrive is the resource I wish I had found years ago.

After 13 years — and counting — researching, applying therapies and techniques, succeeding and learning from mistakes, the journey to recover my daughter from multiple neurodevelopmental disorders (dyspraxia, sensory processing disorder, general learning disability, dyslexia, auditory processing disorder…) has been an eye-opening, soul-searching, sometimes lonely trip.

My learning never ends. Whether formally, through courses and conferences, or informally, by reading, listening and research, I am on a mission to transform what I’ve learned into useful, practical solutions for parents who are where I was at the beginning of my journey — confused, determined, scared and hopeful.

Knowing more about your child’s health and the possible underlying causes is the key to finding the path to recovery. Envisioning your child’s total recovery (whatever that means to you) is, dare I say, a reasonable and necessary part of the process. Knowledge is power, hope is fuel.

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Jodi Cohen – How To Use Essential Oils To Help Your Child

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Jodi Sternoff Cohen is a bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and founder of Vibrant Blue Oils, where she has combined her training in nutritional therapy and aromatherapy to create unique proprietary blends of organic and wild-crafted essential oils that helped her heal her own anxiety, insomnia, and autoimmunity.

Her #1 bestselling book Healing with Essential Oils has been widely praised as one of the most well-researched consumer books in years. In it, Jodi synthesizes decades of leading scientific research to save you from years you might have spent researching your health issues, and gives you the knowledge and tools to take action immediately.

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Why I Created the Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder Summit

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The Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder Summit is a unique online event for parents that will help you identify opportunities to help your child.

Having a child with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Processing Disorder is challenging.  Figuring out what to do to help them is just as challenging.

Join us for 10 days of eye-opening information into the root causes of your child's neurological dysfunction.  Imagine learning about what may have caused their symptoms and how to address them with nutrition, biomedical and leverage the power of positive neuroplasticity to improve function, health, and their lives.

Listen to the podcast for more information.

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