Archive for August 2014

We have the Thinking Moms Revolution, Holistic Moms Network, and When it comes to family health and wellness, moms are usually in charge.  But not always. Dads do it, too! Admit it… you’re curious, right?  Dr. Larry hands the microphone to a gregarious and inspiring dad in his practice and plans to ask the things we want to know:  What does it look like when the dads take the lead? How did they make the shift to living more holistically? What did it take to get their wives and other family members on board? How do conversations go with other men about health and raising their kids? How did holistic medicine help them evaluate and deliver more appropriate care for their children? This promises to be a show full of passion and lots of heart.

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Guest // Nicole Glassman, HHC

Host // Mary Coyle, DIHom

multidimensionalcosmicconsciousnessneohumanHolism starts with the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts (thanks, Aristotle). And it builds on the realization that great insights can be gleaned in understanding how the parts relate to each other.

Because they are interconnected. And they comprise a system.

When we talk about Mind Body Spirit, the components are straightforward enough:

  • Mind: our intellect and reasoning, the faculty of consciousness and thought, what enables us to be aware of the world and our experiences;
  • Body: our entire material or physical reality;
  • Spirit: the nonphysical part that is the seat of emotions and character, also called the soul.

Mind Body Spirit isn’t just a buzzy, New Age way to describe a kind of well-being that goes beyond the physical. It’s also a way to help us better understand the physical. Our emotions are tied to specific organs in our bodies and will, over time, present as specific physical ailments. For example, feelings of defeat and low self-esteem are tied to the pancreas and manifest as impaired sugar handling (or glucose tolerance).

  • How does what’s going on in the mind and spirit impact our bodies?
  • Is dis-ease the physical manifestation of unease, stagnation, or negativity in our thoughts and feelings?
  • What are the various interrelationships and connections?
  • How do we start to feel the greater, integrated whole again?

Join us for a fascinating discussion about our emotions, the root cause of most of our health issues.

nicole glassman cropNicole Glassman is a holistic nutritionist, blogger, public speaker, founder of Mindful Health. She completed her Masters in Food Studies at New York University, Holistic Health Counseling Certificate at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and Dr. D’Adamo’s Blood Type Certification course. Her philosophy toward health stems from her own life changing struggles with stress and troubled digestion. She sees her clients’ health struggles as unique to their bodies, with a mission to support wellness from within.Emotions: The Root Cause of Illness - 08/20/14

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Guest // Jennifer Fugo, HHC

Host // Kelly Brogan, MD

savvygfbookcoverNPR reports that 1 in 3 Americans is trying to avoid gluten. We’ve heard that eliminating gluten can reverse autoimmune disease, mitigate our children’s behavioral problems, and even help us lose weight and feel younger.

Gluten-free must be a fad, right?

The truth is, gluten-free can completely backfire. You can end up sicker and heavier, too.

Let’s parse out fact from fiction on the whole gluten-free movement. Once we are thoroughly convinced that there is a role for gluten elimination in health, wellness, and avoidance of conventional medical care, then we need to get down to brass tacks:

  • What is gluten?
  • Why is it potentially dangerous to our health?
  • When and for whom is gluten elimination indicated?
  • How does one start a gluten-free diet?
  • What are tips and tricks to do this on a budget?
  • Are there other hidden concerns with gluten-free choices that can sabotage our health?

jennifer fugo headshot crop2Jennifer Fugo, HHC is the founder of Gluten Free School, an online platform that teaches gluten-sensitive women simple, savvy, and empowering steps to get healthy (a top pick of Dr. Mark Hyman’s). She is a sought-after expert, advocate and speaker on healthy, gluten-free living, and the author of The Savvy Gluten-Free Shopper: How To Eat Healthy Without Breaking The Bank.

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Margo Gasta, MS, RD, CCN, CHom

with Judy Converse, MPH, RD

realfoodimageIt’s not so easy to figure out what to feed our kids anymore. Just when you think you’ve gotten it down, you learn there’s new research implicating a true staple in your family’s diet; something you would’ve sworn was healthy and unassailable.

What happens when “China Study” mom mixes it up with “Paleo dad” and each plants a seed of doubt in the other?

Join host Judy Converse and fellow nutrition expert Margo Gasta for a lively discussion on what parents are trying, what works, what doesn’t, and what evidence and clinical experience say about how we feed our children.

They’ll discuss many questions we wrestle with on our own, including:

  • What way(s) of eating are best and why?
  • Does milk really make bones strong?
  • Are animal fats good or bad?
  • Can vegetarian diets work for children?
  • Or are animal foods critical to their growth and development?

And they’ll discuss what they feed their own kids!

Bonus: if you send your questions ahead of time, as a reply to this blog post, Judy and Margo will address them on the air!

margohairdown2Margo Gasta, MS, RD, CCN, CHOM, owner of Sante Vie Nutrition and Homeopathy, is an integrative and functional medicine dietician and a certified homeopath. Margo provides individualized assessments and protocols addressing a wide range of health concerns, including gastrointestinal disorders, autoimmune disease, mood and cognitive support, emotional eating, and infertility. She holds degrees from from California Polytechnic University and Texas Woman’s University.

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