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10 Health Benefits of Essential Oils {Podcast}

Have you been looking for natural forms of medicine?  Are you not sure where to start?  This podcast is filled with all the health benefits of essential oils.   You don’t want to miss it!
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I have friends who use them regularly to relieve all sorts of pains and aches and for the overall well being of their families.   Just recently, I took my middle son (the one with a gluten sensitivity) to a natural medicine physician and he was prescribed an herbal supplement and essential oil 8 week protocol.  I’m excited to discuss essential oils further today because quite frankly, I don’t know that much about them and I realize this is something I need to learn more about to help my son.

Today our guest is, Stefanie Bridges. She has been in the health and fitness industry for over 23 years and has a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education and Athletic Training.  Stefanie is a personal trainer and holds 3 different certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise, and Dot FIT.

As a personal trainer her sessions combine nutrition strategy with physical fitness training. Stefanie’s goal is to not only motivate her clients but also to educate them in all aspects of health and wellness. She uses doTERRA’s essential oils to compliment her trainings.  Stefanie lives in Wesley Chapel with her husband and two children. She enjoys training for her annual half marathon, travels with her family, and loves outdoor activities. Her personal training sessions and educational classes are a reflection of her enthusiasm for life!

Stefanie is also a MOMables community member and I’m delighted to have her here today to teach us more about Aroma therapy.

Helpful links of items discussed in the show:

doTERRA Oils:

  • Baking soda + 2 drops Oregano Oil – Form a paste and clean grout.
  • Family Physician Kit
  • Purify Blend – add a couple of drops to the wash
  • Lavender Oil – calming effects, as “first aid” on bee stings, bug bites, scrapes and burns, relief of anxiety and stress.
  • Lemon Oil – mood lifter, degreaser, cold sore relief, neutralize odors, cooking, cleaner, furniture polish.
  • Pepper Oil – digestive issues (gas, colic, heartburn, indigestion), allergies, open sinuses and airways, cool down body temperature (fevers), motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, mouthwash.
  • Melaleuca Oil – cuts, rashes, sunburns, skin conditions, acne, athlete’s foot, bronchitis, scalp issues, dandruff, earaches.
  • Frankincense Oil – focus energy, minimize distractions, and improve concentration.
  • Breathe Blend – respiratory support, combat airborne bacteria and viruses, stop snoring, asthma symptoms. High altitude airplane pressure and nasty germs in recirculated air.
  • OnGuard Blend – Natural immune defense, helps kill bacteria, mold, and viruses. For daily use.
  • Introductory Kit: Lavender + Lemon + Peppermint Oils

For more information about the oils you visit Stefanie’s doTERRA page. Stephanie will extend a 10% MOMables Member discount to your aroma therapy order.

Did you enjoy the show? Please leave a review on iTunes! Email me at podcast@momables.com to tell me what you thought of this week’s show and to offer suggestions for future episodes.

2 Does Your Child Have Food Allergies or an Intolerance?

Have you been wondering if your child has food allergies, food sensitivities, or intolerances? Perhaps you are confused as to what exactly makes something an allergy vs. an intolerance?  This podcast will help you answer the question “Does your child have food allergies or an intolerance?”

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In today’s show, I interview Dr. Cynthia Libert, MD. Together, we will walk you through the confusing world of food allergies and intolerances in terms you can understand. We’ll explain why it’s important to figure out if something is bothering your child (or you!) and what you need to know about it.

Dr. Libert is board certified in family medicine, and is a diplomat of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine.  She completed her residency training at Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) affiliated with UNC Chapel Hill at Mission Hospitals in Asheville, NC.

She received her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and did her undergraduate work at Saint Louis University.  Dr. Libert is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Christian Medical & Dental Associations.

When Over the Counter Medicines Aren’t Working {Podcast}

Have you ever wanted to cut down in over-the-counter cough and cold medicines when your child is sick? How about using natural methods that work to help your kids’ symptoms naturally?  So, after listening to this podcast you will know what to do when over the counter medicines aren’t working.

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In today’s podcast, you’ll learn about the different types of coughs, from chronic to common colds and what you can do to help your kids heal naturally. We discuss treatments, how to lessen the symptoms, and everything else in between.

Our guest, Robin Green, also introduces pediatric acupuncture as one of the options to treat chronic cough. She debunks the common myths and eliminates the common fear of treating kids with “needles.”

Robin Green is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and leading expert in the field of pediatric acupuncture. Robin helps parents whose children suffer from chronic illness learn to use the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine to help their children heal safely and naturally from asthma, allergies, and eczema.

Her popular kids health blog, KidsLoveAcupuncture.com, reaches over 1 million readers annually. She is an up-and-coming HayHouse author and her first book, Heal Your Child from the Inside Out, will be out in 2016.

Robin also founded the Center for Advanced Acupuncture Pediatrics which provides premier pediatric acupuncture training worldwide.

Her most important job, however, is being a wife and mom to her 2 boys.

Great Resources to check out:

7 Ways to Calm a Cough Your Pediatrician Won’t Tell You About

Free Massage E-book & Course

Products Discussed:

Gaia Kids Warming Chest Rub

Poached Pears with Honey & Ginger

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Making Healthy Choices for the Whole Family {Podcast}

Is making health conscious decisions for your family something you struggle with?  Are you not sure where to even start?  In this podcast you will learn tips on making healthy choices for the whole family.

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Suzanne Farrell is a registered dietitian, nutrition consultant, speaker, and the owner of Cherry Creek Nutrition.   She is the nutrition coach for KWGN CW2′s Daybreak and former spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as the Colorado Dietetic Association. She has worked with a variety of media outlets including USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Denver Post, Prevention, Self, and Shape.   Suzanne’s passion is to share nutrition knowledge and experience in order to help others make practical, personalized, and doable lifestyle changes.   Her philosophy is to combine nutrition science with the art of living a healthy and happy life!

Various fad diets come and go and Suzanne specializes in helping others discover a way of eating that is truly right for them. There is definitely no one-size-fits-all diet. Whether it’s one on one counseling, working with families, or nutrition seminars, her goal is to spark enthusiasm about food and nutrition to live optimally. As a mom of two, she loves discovering and creating deliciously quick and healthy ways of eating and meal planning. Suzanne truly understands the challenges of not just knowing what to eat for optimal health, but how to do it.

One of the things I loved about today’s podcast is that Suzanne explains how to make sure our kids are getting enough nutrition. She also gives us some very practical suggestions we can apply immediately.

She talks about small changes you make to control portion sizes and calories and how to pack nutrition into kids’ meals. Suzanne also discusses portion sizes for different ages and healthy sources of protein for breakfast.

Suzanne tells us about whole grains in our diets. Is it really important to eat brown rice instead of white? How do we get enough whole grains into our kids? She talks about the many ways to get enough fiber in their diet besides whole wheat bread and brown rice. She also discusses the pros and cons of fruit juice and whether it can add to a child’s nutrition.

Finally Suzanne shares information about her 4 week program, 4 weeks to peaceful meals and healthy eaters – even when you are not around. Suzanne created this program because she knows that guides with practical, doable tips mapped out can be really helpful. You don’t want to miss this information!

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Teaching Your Kids Healthy Eating Habits (Podcast)

Are you struggling to get your kids to try new foods? Do you find yourself negotiating at the table? Teaching your kids healthy eating habits doesn’t have to be hard. In today’s podcast, Dr. Dina Rose, author of It’s Not About the Broccoli: Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating, explains how we can teach our children to love a variety of foods and create rules for happier family meals.

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Dina Rose, PhD, is a sociologist, parent educator, and feeding expert. She is an author, writes for her blog, It’s Not About Nutrition, for The Huffington Post, and Psychology Today. Her work has been featured on TV, radio, and in both print and online news resources such as Fox News Boston, NBC Connecticut News, Martha Stewart Radio, HuffPost Live, Sound Medicine, Health Talk Wisconsin, Good Parenting Radio, Babble, The Globe & Mail, Mamapedia, Parenting Magazine, and Spirituality & Health.

I’m super excited to have Dina on the show because she gives us examples of how we can teach our kids habits for a lifetime of healthy eating. This show is jam-packed with information and practical ideas. You won’t want to miss it.

Shaping children’s mindset about food is an important theme in this podcast, and Dina gives us a great framework for reshaping our children’s and our ideas about food. Dina and I start by discussing whether restaurant kids’ menus and labeling items as “kid food” is a good thing or a bad thing and how it could influence their perception of food.

Many parents worry about whether their kids get enough variety in their diet. They feel like they need to frequently introduce new foods. Dina talks about using what she calls the rotation method to introduce variety into our kids’ diet—and you’ll want to hear this because it’s probably not what you think! Thinking outside the mealtime box is an important component of this method.

She also talks about establishing some household rules about eating zones, sticking to those rules, and how that can reduce mealtime stress. How do we find balance between being the food police or throwing our hands up in despair to avoid control issues over food? Dina has lots of wonderful information about this, and so much more, using her three most important habits to establish: proportion, variety, and moderation.

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