Archive for April 2015

Guest // Mandy Lee

Host // Beth Lambert

fostering-nutritionWant to feel inspired? Listen in as Beth Lambert interviews Mandy Lee, nutritional therapist, author, blogger, natural health enthusiast, mother/foster-mother to seven children and owner of one of the biggest and most generous hearts.

More than 250,000 children in the U.S. enter the foster care system every year, and millions of children across the world are in need of a home. What few people realize is that the vast majority of these children are sick. Very, very sick. Mandy Lee and her family have made it their life’s work to help support and recover the health of foster children through nutrition and clean, holistic living.

According to Mandy, “Almost every child we bring into our home has an illness: cancer, eczema, allergies, gum disease (at 18 months old!) and more. It is appalling now that 1 in 2 children have a chronic illness. We see it!” Some of the children that have come to live with Mandy and her family have demonstrated the following symptoms: Severe behavioral issues, drug toxicity, widespread allergies to foods, severe tooth and gum decay, physical injuries, ADD/ADHD, growth delays, missing reproductive organs (affecting hormone regulation) and many other chronic symptoms. But Mandy has made it her mission to fight this epidemic of chronic illness, with love, and one child at a time.

Mandy says “Many times I have wondered if all these sick children we foster is a coincidence or if this is just the population of children today… and I wonder if these foster children are more sick than the children that belong to a loving family. Based on our short experience of the last 5 years, 100% of foster children are sick!”

Tune in to find out how Mandy has helped so many vulnerable children reclaim their health and vitality.

“Our joy and hope is to love children, orphans, and families and teach how easy it is to transition your health” — Mandy Lee www.fosteringnutrition.com

bio image MandyMandy Lee is a Nutritional Therapist who hopes to inspire better health for you and your family. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science, and advanced studies from California Polytechnic State University, Mandy began to see a decline in children’s health. Her first son and first foster-to-adopt son presented with chronic illnesses. As a result, Mandy began to further investigate diets and became educated as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Nutritional Response Tester. After recovering the health of her child, Mandy began to foster/adopt other children and experienced first hand many of the “new childhood epidemics”: Autistic expression, cancer, eczema, severe tooth/gum decay and more. The recovery and learnings were so profound, that Mandy started a philanthropic business, “Fostering Nutrition” so she could help more children and teach other parents simple ways to keep their children healthy. Mandy intends to encourage a new generation of parents to reclaim health for their children. It’s all about empowerment! She continues to teach that everyone deserves to BE HEALTHY and BELONG!

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April 22, 2015

Host & Guest // Jeanne Ohm, DC

life-is-intelligent_iophotoHow does a woman become a mother? What is the alchemy that transforms us from eager students to knowledgeable parents? Where are the teachers? What are the lessons and traditions and stories we need to hear?

Fearless Parent Radio™ welcomes Dr. Jeanne Ohm and there is no better guest for her inaugural show than Jeanne herself. She has been teaching parents for decades, empowering and inspiring us to trust and respect our conscious and informed choices for family wellness. This process requires a shifting of our paradigm. Instead of delegating our power and responsibility to “experts,” she shows us to honor the seat of wisdom within ourselves. Instead of coming from fear, we must learn to lean into and to celebrate our internal intuition.

jeanne-ohmJeanne Ohm is a chiropractor who has practiced family wellness care since 1981 with her husband, Dr Tom. They have six children who were all born at home and are living the chiropractic family wellness lifestyle

Jeanne is an instructor, author, and innovator. She has many passions — training chiropractors to learn specific techniques for care in pregnancy, birth, and infancy; forming national alliances for chiropractors with like-minded perinatal practitioners; empowering mothers to make informed choices; and offering pertinent patient educational materials.

She is Chief Executive officer of the ICPA and Executive Editor of Pathways to Family Wellness magazine.

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Guests // Activists from CA, VT, PA, and NJ

Host // Louise Kuo Habakus

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There is a legislative assault currently underway across the country, ostensibly in reaction to the Disneyland measles outbreak.

See that map on the right? If state lawmakers have their way, many more states will be colored red — for no parental exemptions.

On the heels of 134 confirmed measles cases (as of 4/10/15), there are 116 bills in 38 states (as of 4/11/15) that seek to significantly curtail individual rights and expand governmental authority by:

  • expanding vaccine mandates
  • restricting or eliminating vaccine exemptions
  • expanding police and emergency powers
  • expanding or requiring vaccine status tracking for enforcement
  • publishing detailed compliance and exemption rates

Based on media reporting and this extreme legislative response, vaccination rates must be plummeting and exemption rates must be sky high, right? Wrong.

Vaccination compliance rates are at an all time high across the U.S.. The CDC reports that over 99% of children receive at least one vaccine in early childhood, 90-95% are fully vaccinated, and the median total exemption rate is 1.8%. These numbers far exceed published herd immunity thresholds.

Three states have rejected stricter mandatory vaccination laws. What are we seeing in other states? Join us for a lively discussion on the front lines of the legislative battle with leading activists from CA, VT, PA, and NJ.

  • If vaccine compliance rates are so high, what are these bills really about?
  • What does the ACLU have to say?
  • CA’s bill sponsor says medical exemptions are easy to get – true or false?
  • We hear it’s one in a million. How rare is vaccine injury?
  • What should concerned citizens be doing?

Guests:

  • Valerie Borek, Esq (PA) focuses on birth, parental, and family rights.
  • Jen DeLugach, RN (CA) has a background in maternal child health.
  • Jennifer Stella (VT) has a background in microbiology and is President of the VT Coalition for Vaccine Choice.
  • Ray the “The Reluctant Advocate” is a public official, professional educator, and parent.
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Guest // Lara Briden, ND

Host // Chandler Marrs, PhD

Period RepairWhat’s happening with your period? Does it come every month? Does it come at all? Is it heavy or painful or difficult in some way? Maybe you’ve just come off the pill, or are thinking about coming off the pill.

No matter your age or your situation, it’s time to get to know your period because it’s trying to tell you something about your underlying health. Every month, your period gives a faithful account of what is happening with you and your health. Do you wonder what it means when you have:

 

 

  • Irregular periods
  • Period pain
  • PMS
  • PCOS
  • Acne

That information is incredibly valuable; how better to know what you need to do and what you need to change? Lara Briden, ND will talk us through different period symptoms and what they mean. She’ll also provide treatment ideas.

Lara Briden cropLara Briden is a Naturopathic Doctor who practices in Sydney, Australia. She graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1997 and has been working in women’s health ever since. Lara’s e-book,Period Repair Manual, is available on Amazon. She also blogs at Lara Briden’s Healthy Hormone Blog.

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