It's time to take a moment to address your health so you can feel your best which in turn will give you the energy and resilience to help others. If you’ve been feeling like you can’t get through the day without your coffee (or other caffeine laden drink), a glass of wine or are experiencing cravings for sugar or carbohydrates and maybe you are feeling tired but wired, it is time to explore whether your constant on the go lifestyle is creating chronic stress and is impacting your adrenal glands.
I know first hand how improving adrenal health can at times seem impossible, especially when conventional advice isn’t practical for parents and practitioners busy looking after others. In this special episode, Dr. Izabella Wentz and I are debunking adrenal fatigue or what Dr. Wentz more appropriately calls adrenal dysfunction myths in the most comprehensive way so you can better understand the root causes of the symptoms you may be experiencing. Dr. Wentz shares practical and actionable advice from her Adrenal Transformation Protocol, so you too, can get back to feeling your best without having to “press pause” on your life.
Don't miss this episode and dive into the enlightening conversation to learn about adrenal and thyroid dysfunction, its symptoms, and how Dr. Wentz's protocol has already transformed thousands of lives.
When you suspect your child has a diagnosis because of the more obvious symptoms or they have been given a diagnosis sometimes we need to challenge that first instinct. In this podcast episode, we ask “Is it really ADHD?” or are the symptoms vision related that can be resolved with vision therapy? Many parents might relate to this podcast episode as repeat guest Kelly Meehan, Doctor of Optometry (OD), shares her facepalm moment when she discovered her child had vision problems she felt should have been identified much earlier! Vision therapy is something we haven’t covered before which is why I’m eager to be sharing this interview as recording it was both delightful as it was eye-opening.
So what is vision therapy?
The human visual system is complex and comprises not just the ability to see clearly but also various visual skills, such as eye coordination, tracking, focusing, and perception. Vision problems can affect a child's overall visual performance, reading abilities, sports performance, and even general learning and more.
Kelly walks us through what most people believe covers optometry—such as being able to see from a distance or being able to see up close—and all the other essential components of testing our child’s vision. She also explains how there is so much more to our eyesight than an ideal 20/20 vision that may show up as ADHD-like symptoms, that when addressed the “ADHD” will resolve. These elements come into play, especially during those crucial developmental years as our kids learn to read and learn to understand what they see.
Is it really ADHD or is it something else?
Listen in on the podcast to find out how a number of practitioners actually rule out vision struggles as a probable cause in understanding ADHD symptomologies and what steps you could take to learn what the root cause is.
One of the things you will realize as you listen to our latest podcast is this: All children learn differently, but some children learn with greater difficulty, so customizing learning strategies is key to their success.
As parents, seeing our child struggle to learn is heartbreaking to watch. However, all we can really do is find the best strategies we can to ensure our kids have the very best chance at being successful in overcoming their own unique challenges.
In this interview with Dr. Emily Levy, you will gain insights into what a learning difference is and how to assess if your child has a learning challenge. Dr. Levy also shares the early signs of learning challenges and how to evaluate them to determine the kind of customized learning your child needs. In particular, when you join us for this episode you will learn about what a multisensory approach to learning is and how it can help a child with learning challenges.
Listen in now or read along in the transcript below!
In the first part of this podcast on “Unlocking the Mystery of Brain Lateralization: Understanding its Role in Neurodevelopment”, you were introduced to brain lateralization and its role in a child’s behavior and development.
In this second part of the podcast on “Unlocking the Mystery of Brain Lateralization: Understanding its Role in Neurodevelopment”, get ready to find out what happens when there’s a weakness on either the left brain or the right brain.
Learn about how a clinicianexamines the left brain and right brain functionality and determine what needs to be addressed. And discover what the possible therapies that are available out there for parents who don’t have access to a practitioner.
Learn all these by listening to today’s podcast, with repeat guest expert, Dr. Peter Scire!
If you are enjoying learning about Brain Lateralization on the podcast and want to dive even deeper, I invite you to join us for a live masterclass on Unlocking the Mystery of Brain Lateralization with Dr. Peter Scire on March 28, 2023, at 12pm ET/ 9am PT. Sign up here to join us live, ask your questions and receive the limited access replay for the Masterclass with Dr. Scire so that you too can understand how the brain develops and the role that Functional Disconnection Syndrome plays in your child’s symptoms.
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy and learn from the second half of our podcast episode on “Unlocking the Mystery of Brain Lateralization: Understanding its Role in Neurodevelopment” with Dr. Scire.
Feel free to either listen in or read the transcript below!
A quick Google search on the term ‘brain lateralization’ defines it as “the functional specialization of the brain whereas a bodily function, such as language or movement, occurs in the left side of the brain and perception of visual and spatial relationships, occurs primarily in the right side”. There is so much more to brain lateralization than that simplified explanation which is why this week’s episode of the podcast with Dr. Peter Scire is all about Unlocking the Mystery of Brain Lateralization.
In this episode, Dr. Scire and I started a conversation about the role of brain lateralization and the importance of understanding the maturation process of the brain so that we can identify where and why the development may go off course. This topic is one that requires more time and attention so not only will you get to today’s episode but we continue the conversation in Part Two in a couple of weeks so be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss it!
If you are ready to even further unlock the mystery of brain lateralization and understand its crucial role in neurodevelopmental, Dr. Scire and I are going to host a Knowledge Vault™ Expert Masterclass on Tuesday, March 28th, 2023 at 12 pm ET/9 am PST to do a deep dive on this topic.
Join us for this free event where we will dive even deeper into the subject and help you discover new insights that will transform your understanding of brain lateralization and its influences on your child. During this Masterclass, Unlocking the Mystery of Brain Lateralization: Understanding its Role in Neurodevelopment, you will learn valuable information about this crucial part of neurodevelopment and how it can be applied to your child.
- Discover the key factors that impact the development of the brain in the critical first 36-48 months of life, which side of the brain develops first and why this sequencing is vital.
- Obtain practical insights into the basic anatomy of the brain and how you can use this knowledge to better understand the symptoms your child experiences.
- Gain an understanding of the critical role of sensory inputs such as sound, light, olfactory, vestibular, and proprioceptive inputs on brain development.
- Learn how to identify the symptoms and the impact of functional disconnection syndrome.
- Gather valuable insights on how brain lateralization impacts development and behaviour.
- Explore the research and findings related to brain lateralization and natural brain development
- And much more…
Sign up here to join us live and ask your questions and receive the limited access replay for the Masterclass with Dr. Scire so that you too can understand how the brain develops and the role functional disconnection syndrome plays in your child’s symptoms.
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this podcast episode with Dr. Scire, you can listen in or read the transcript below.
Lab tests are essential tools in determining the correct treatment path for our children. They can be expensive and invasive so we want to make sure when we do them that we are getting every little bit of value out of each one we do. In this Toolkit Tuesday podcast episode, we’ll be discussing the Lab Test Tracker, a simple tool that can help you save time, money and effort and maximize the usefulness of the lab tests you perform.
The Lab Test Tracker is one of the many tools found in the My Child Will Thrive Toolkit, which you can find for free inside the My Child Will Thrive Toolkit here.
The Toolkit includes:
- Researched and field-tested guides, tracking tools, checklists and cheat sheets allow you to get to the root of what is causing your child's challenges. so that you don't waste time creating them yourself.
- Videos to walk you through some of the more challenging topics you will need to learn to help identify what your child needs.
- Using The My Child Will Thrive Toolkit gives you a head start so you can focus on what is most important – your child!
Lab tests can provide measurable and unique insights into your child’s health and are a very valuable tool when making decisions about what the next best steps are for your child’s treatment and therapy plan.
Keeping track of every test that is done for your child in one place helps you save repeating labs unnecessarily and it serves as both a tool to share with a new practitioner so they can tell you which labs they are interested in seeing and it can also keep track of when labs need to be repeated and more.
Watch, listen or read this week’s episode of the podcast to learn more about this simple but effective tool.
I recommend watching the video on this page below or on our YouTube Channel to see the tool as I walk you through it. I hope you enjoy this episode!