Dr. Laura Brayton, DC is definitely an expert on holistic care for pregnancy and children, so I'm glad to have her here to answer some of the questions I commonly get from women.
Here are some cool things I learned on the episode:
Dr. Laura's site in Hoboken, New York
Search for her podcast, Well-Adjusted Mama, in your podcast player
Well, this show is a little different. It's just me talking about me, from before I was conceived to now. I talk about how I was raised and how it shaped me. I talk about some of my struggles in health and business, and how I've overcome them (mostly!)
My business mentor challenged me to show more of my personality and tell more of my story, so I figured this was a place to start!
I hope you can find some things in my story that are relatable or helpful for your life and health.
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Lara Adler is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and an Environmental Toxins Expert, and, let me tell you something, this girl knows her toxins. Many of us know a thing or two about toxins, but Lara knows everything!
Today we talk about the influence of toxins on fertility and our growing babies. Because developing fetuses are so much more susceptible to the mal-effects of toxins, and because the effects can last a lifetime, it is important that we learn how to protect them as much as is possible.
However this episode is helpful for anyone who is curious about toxins and how to reduce them.
Tired of having that same old argument with your uncle Ron, with him saying that there is no reason to be worried about RoundUp and food coloring and the like? Now you have some ammunition!
In this episode, we'll learn:
To learn more about Lara, visit her site here. Lara specializes in teaching practitioners, but will be expanding her offerings to the public over time.
Having been in the fertility field a while myself, I really appreciate Dr. Aumatma's lighthearted, compassionate, and inquisitive attitude about fertility. It is all too easy to get discouraged, melodramatic, etc, and she does none of that.
Trying to get pregnant, and not initially succeeding, is incredibly stressful. To have someone on your team who is a bright light of hope can be a game changer.
Dr. Aumatma is a naturopathic physician, and her approach to fertility includes the following:
She will, as the case demands, run tests on:
As our endocrine systems are so sensitive to toxins, and there are so dang many of them out there, detoxification can be vital.
Get nutrients into the body and healing with homeopathics are some of her techniques.
Releasing past traumas and re-learning to be a receptive female again in this man's world are examples of what she can help.
If you are needing a little sunshine in your fertility shadow, you've got to listen to this interview below!
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I really enjoyed interviewing Dr. Kim D'Eramo. For one thing, she is incredibly lively and fun. For another, it's exciting to think that we have way more ability than we realize to heal ourselves.
She had a career as an emergency room physician, but meanwhile, since her teenage years and her own experience with anxiety, she was learning about how to harness the power of her own thoughts. Over time, her friends would send their friends with anxiety to Kim to learn about this mind-body stuff that she does.
She practices, among other things, emotional freedom technique, also known as tapping.
She no longer works in the ER, but has dedicated herself to mind-body medicine, and established the American Institute of Mind-Body Medicine, where she teaches both physicians and individuals how to heal with these simple tools of which we all have access.
So many of my female clients over the years have complained of anxiety. Some men too, but more often women. So I looked it up, and here is what the Anxiety and Depression Association of America had to say about it:
From the time a girl reaches puberty until about the age of 50, she is twice as likely to have an anxiety disorder as a man. Anxiety disorders also occur earlier in women than in men.
Women are also more likely to have multiple psychiatric disorders during their lifetime than men. The most common to co-occur with anxiety is depression.
Differences in brain chemistry may account for at least part of these differences. The brain system involved in the fight-or-flight response is activated more readily in women and stays activated longer than men, partly as a result of the action of estrogen and progesterone.
The neurotransmitter serotonin may also play a role in responsiveness to stress and anxiety. Some evidence suggests that the female brain does not process serotonin as quickly as the male brain. Recent research has found that women are more sensitive to low levels of corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF), a hormone that organizes stress responses in mammals, making them twice as vulnerable as men to stress-related disorders.
Dr. Kim is offering a series of free videos right now where you can get techniques to use right away to deal with anxiety. Click HERE to access these videos. What do you have to lose?!
Dr. Jennifer Mercier is a triple threat: naturopath, massage therapist and midwife. I kind of fall in love with her work on the episode, as you'll hear!
It was Jennifer's own experience with stage 4 endometriosis, coupled with her medical training, that helped her develop the Mercier Therapy.
Mercier Therapy is her own system of abdominal therapy that works with the ligaments and organs to move them into alignment with the goals of restoring function and /or reducing pain.
For women, it can help us have a smoother cycle, recover from surgeries, improve our fertility and heal trauma.
I find so many have strange sensations in their abdomens that they worry about. And many have complications form C section or even a natural birth, and feel there are no options to heal. Still other have unexplained infertility, that can potentially respond to a new approach.
Jennifer works locally in St. Charles, IL, but also trains practitioners in other states and countries. That means if this type of work speaks to you, you may be able to fidn a practitioner in your area. And if you are practitioner, training is available.
To learn more about your host, Bridgit Danner, please visit us at bridgitdanner.com.
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