Archive for July 2014
Amy Wright Glenn
A Doula’s Reflections on Life and Death
with Cornelia Mazzan
with Larry Palevsky, MD
Dr. Larry and Amala will talk through her journey. She will speak about her deep concern about her children’s health struggles, the advice delivered by conventional physicians, the information she received from Dr. Larry in the office, how she used it to make dramatic changes in her home, and the process by which she became empowered to improve her children’s health.
Amala will share how she feeds and cares for her children, such that her son no longer wheezes, and can tolerate more and more foods without reactions, and such that her daughter no longer develops the kind of skin outbreaks that interfered with her health and her social life.
Join us for a fascinating, nuts and bolts show about food, supplements, healing, and how Amala was inspired to take action and help her children enough to stay out of Dr. Larry’s office. She will share how the information she learned in the office helped improve her own health, too.
Amala Holt, a software engineer by profession and a stay-at-home mother of three by choice, was born and raised in India. She immigrated to the United States to pursue a graduate degree in Computer Engineering. Here true passion for good food and for good health led her into her side career, to open the CT School of Indian Cooking. Amala enjoys teaching with lively, heart warming anecdotes about the health benefits of Indian spices and the traditions of soaking, fermenting, and sprouting. She has done a few cooking segments for local television. Amala gave birth to her children in a birth center at the hands of midwives. Having suffered asthma all her life, she was searching for a way to heal her third child’s evolving asthma symptoms without the use of conventional medicine, the ones she had taken all her life. Along with her immigrant European husband, Amala believes she might finally know the cause of much that ails us: food; and the solution to much that ails us: food!
Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD
with Kelly Brogan, MD
According to governmental statistics, 12% of children 3-17 are neurodevelopmentally impaired. Genetics cannot explain skyrocketing rates of ADHD, sensory processing problems, and autism spectrum disorders. Child behavioral health cannot be viewed as a head-up phenomenon any longer. It requires the intuition, cutting-edge investigative science, and a systems-based approach that looks at the whole child in their environment. Seeing children’s bodies as messengers sounding the alarm about what is out of balance, this is what a holistic pediatric practitioner is adept at. Maya Shetreat-Klein is pioneering a gentler, more effective approach toward pediatric neurology. She stands in very sparse company at the top of a new paradigm in children’s health.
- Should we be medicating child behavioral problems?
- What is driving the epidemic of chronic pediatric illness?
- What should kids be eating for brain and body wellness?
- What are the top three supplements for supporting brain health in children?
- What are the most important diagnostics for vague psychiatric and behavioral problems?
Maya Shetreat-Klein is a board-certified pediatric neurologist offering an integrative approach to neurological, behavioral and cognitive problems for those who believe that children can regain health without using medication as the first option. Her treatments consist mainly of using nutrition as well as supplements, herbals and mind-body, supported by medical evidence. Maya is board-certified in Adult and Pediatric Neurology as well as in Pediatrics. She teaches integrative neurology as faculty at New York Medical College and UMDNJ, and lectures widely. She completed residency training for Pediatrics at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and then her Adult and Child Neurology fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center. Maya received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she was awarded the Edward Padow Award for Excellence in Pediatrics and graduated with a Special Distinction in Research in Child Neurology for her work in Autism. She graduated from Columbia College in New York City with a B.A. in English literature.