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Well-Adjusted Mama

A podcast dedicated to educating and empowering women from preconception, pregnancy, birth, and through early motherhood on wellness lifestyle. The host, Dr. Laura Brayton, is a maternity/pediatric chiropractor and mother who has hand-selected experts in natural, holistic health-care specialties to shine light on options and choices during this exciting phase of a woman’s life.

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Keri Cooper, LCSW: Children's Mental Health Uncensored | WAM168
Keri Cooper, LCSW, is the owner of Keri Cooper Holistic Therapy in northern New Jersey. In her private practice, she counsels teens and works to give them the tools they need to navigate life. Keri takes a holistic approach to therapy, looking at the whole person, not just their symptoms. Keri is the author of Mental Health Uncensored: 10 Foundations Every Parent Needs to Know, a book designed to give parents steps on how to improve their child’s mental health. She is a speaker and writer who helps educate teens and parents on the topics teens face in everyday life. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and continues to further her education by obtaining additional certifications in her field, one of her favorite pastimes! She is currently working on a follow-up book, which will be a workbook for teens. When Keri isn't busy working with teens, she is busy with her own four children and her flock of chickens. Keri can also be spotted falling on the bunny slopes or soaking up the sun on the lake. She can be reached at keri@kericooperholistictherapy.com and on Instagram at @kericooperholistictherapy. Other ways to contact Keri: https://kericooperholistictherapy.com/ https://www.facebook.com/kericooperholistictherapy/ https://twitter.com/keritherapy Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit http://drlaurabrayton.com/podcasts/ for show notes and available downloads. © 2022 Dr. Laura Brayton
49:52 09/13/2022
Dr. Gena Bofshever: How to Help Your Baby Poop & Sleep Better | WAM167
Dr. Gena Bofshever, a leading South Florida chiropractor and dedicated health advocate has influenced the industry for more than 13 years. A graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton and a doctorate from Life University, Dr. Gena completed post-graduate training in pediatrics through the ICPA and is certified in the Webster Technique. After beginning her career at a high-volume family care center in Pennsylvania, Dr. Gena relocated to Florida. Now the owner of her own clinic, Dr. Gena’s vivacious spirit coupled with a staunch commitment to the wellbeing of her clients has made her a stand-out force in the community, earning her the Women Empower award for Community Impact. Outside of the office, you can find her balancing work and home life alongside her husband Bobby, caring for her two baby boys, Dylan and Kai and their dog Coco. From prenatal and pediatric care, to family wellness and beyond, Dr. Gena believes your health is in your hands, but her hands are here to help. For more information, check out her website at www.drgenachiropractic.com or follow her on Instagram and Facebook @DoctorGena. Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit http://drlaurabrayton.com/podcasts/ for show notes and available downloads. © 2022 Dr. Laura Brayton
50:15 08/30/2022
R Blank: Effects of EMF on Reproduction, Children and Immune System | WAM166
R Blank is the CEO of Shield Your Body, whose mission it is to Make Technology Safer. With hundreds of thousands of customers in over 30 countries and having been interviewed on platforms ranging from ABC television to ElectricSense, R is an internationally followed expert on issues of EMF, health and safety. He was inspired to create SYB when he co-authored the best-selling book, Overpowered, with his father, Dr. Martin Blank, one of the world’s leading EMF scientists. He has degrees from Columbia University and UCLA and now hosts the new Healthier Tech Podcast. For more information, check out his website, www.ShieldYourBody.com or follow him on Facebook and Instagram @ShieldYourBody. Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit http://drlaurabrayton.com/podcasts/ for show notes and available downloads. © 2022 Dr. Laura Brayton
53:56 08/16/2022
Eugenie Kruger: Homeopathy for Fertility, Pregnancy & Beyond | WAM165
Eugenie Kruger is a Professional Homeopath based in Perth, Western Australia. She has a busy clinic, where she treats women and children for a variety of conditions from depression, anxiety and OCD to eczema, allergies and asthma. She has been working tirelessly for over a decade to empower families around the world with the knowledge of using Homeopathy to treat themselves for a variety of first aid and acute conditions. Her podcast, Homeopathy Hangout, is about to release its 100th episode, featuring some of the world’s most well known Homeopaths, as well as sharing success stories from Mothers who have used homeopathy in their own homes, to treat their little ones for cough, colds, colic and more! If you’re new to Homeopathy, you can watch Eugenie’s free 30 minute Homeopathy@Home introduction video here. You can find the Homeopathy Hangout Podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast and more. Download the info sheet for the remedies mentioned in this podcast here: www.eugeniekruger.com/WAM Contact Eugenie here: www.eugeniekruger.com Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit http://drlaurabrayton.com/podcasts/ for show notes and available downloads. © 2022 Dr. Laura Brayton
52:08 08/02/2022
Erica Orosco Cruz: Sleep Training Tips for New Parents that No One is Talking About | WAM164
Erica Orosco Cruz is an early childhood development expert and parent coach who helps children, families, and teachers thrive and grow together on the foundation of mutual respect. She is certified through RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) and the state of California and is also trained in the Waldorf methods. Erica’s passion for supporting families stems from her own experience as a mother of 4 boys (ranging in ages from 1 to 25!), and a daughter who set out to parent in a different way than she was as a child. While raising her children, she searched to find a program that brought children to the forefront while also providing clear boundaries for mutual respect; a program where children would be seen and heard and where adults would see with new eyes and listen for what was unsaid. When she realized what she was looking for didn’t exist, she founded Homeschool Garden, a now two-decade old early childhood development center in Los Angeles. At Homeschool Garden, Erica has developed a school model that provides an environment where children, families, and teachers can thrive and grow together on the foundation of mutual respect. Erica also serves parents as a coach and postpartum doula, supporting parents on everything from what happens when you get home from the hospital, to potty learning, mental health and more. For more information, check out her website at www.homeschoolgardensite.com or follow her @homeschoolgarden on Facebook or Instagram. Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit http://drlaurabrayton.com/podcasts/ for show notes and available downloads. © 2022 Dr. Laura Brayton
48:08 07/19/2022
Jenny Watson: Natural Remedies to Keep Your Family Healthy & Active | WAM163
Jenny Watson is the founder of The Elderberry Co. The wife of a pastor and stay-at-home mom with two small children, she was looking for ways to keep her family healthy, naturally. She started making Elderberry Syrup in her kitchen and found they were no longer fighting colds or flu. Friends and family were her first customers, but soon, it got to the point where strangers were showing up at her doorstep at all hours wanting to buy the magic elixir. Within a year, Jenny was making the syrup in mass batches in a commercial kitchen, and today, is managing a multi-million dollar business with a line of products and 11 employees. For more information, check out her website at www.theelderberryco.com or follow her on IG/FB @theelderberryco. Use the code: welladjustedmama10 for 10% off your order. Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit http://drlaurabrayton.com/podcasts/ for show notes and available downloads. © 2022 Dr. Laura Brayton
51:09 07/05/2022
Paige Cornetet: Teaching Your Kids About Money | WAM162
Paige Cornetet is the bestselling author of the Spend-Then series, a collection of children’s books teaching financial literacy by simplifying traditionally complicated concepts. A forward-thinking entrepreneur, Paige founded Millennial Guru at the age of twenty-six to provide companies like Kroger and Capital One with business coaching and strength-based team-building workshops. Paige, the eldest of four, is passionate about helping parents teach children imperative life skills and financial management techniques. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with her husband. For more information, check her out at www.mydadsclass.com or FB/IG @spendthen. Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit http://drlaurabrayton.com/podcasts/ for show notes and available downloads. © 2022 Dr. Laura Brayton
44:18 06/21/2022
Debra Goldman, PT: Creating a Proactive Approach to Your Health During Pregnancy, Childbirth & Postpartum | WAM161
Debra Goldman began her career as a modern dancer in New York City. But after a couple of dance-related injuries, she shifted her focus to the field of dance and sports medicine and earned a B.S. in physical therapy from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Debra then returned to Manhattan and for 12 years she worked at orthopedic and sports medicine clinics in the financial district. She also created a practice with a focus on prenatal and postpartum issues, located in New York’s only free-standing midwifery-run childbearing center. That experience led Debra to immerse herself in her specialty and true professional passion: healing pelvic floor dysfunction. In 2004, she launched Four Corners Physical Therapy in Florham Park, New Jersey, where she is dedicated to delivering skilled hands-on treatment and functional strengthening and movement to help support women’s bodies thru pregnancy, postpartum, perimenopause and menopause. She is also a Master teacher of the Alexander technique and has dedicated years of study and practice to osteopathic manual medicine. Her own experiences as she navigated conception, recurrent miscarriage, fertility treatment and birth to her son Jack at age 41, inspire her dedication to trauma informed care. Debra is proud to have been part of the inaugural group to receive certification through the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute as a Pelvic Health Specialist. She enjoys educating and collaborating with other practitioners including local birth workers, and she is a passionate advocate for pelvic health for everyone who needs care. For more information, check out her website at www.fourcornersphysicaltherapy.com. Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit http://drlaurabrayton.com/podcasts/ for show notes and available downloads. © 2022 Dr. Laura Brayton
50:42 06/07/2022
Josh Ford: Boost Your Energy & Create Healthy Habits on Your Own Terms | WAM160
Joshua Ford is the CEO and Co-Founder of HipTrain. As the son of two teachers, he is passionate about creating more affordable and accessible services for people of all income levels. Prior to starting HipTrain, he was an early employee and served for three years as Head of Global Business Development at Candid, a venture-backed company focused on making oral healthcare more accessible and affordable. He previously led strategic partnerships in Latin America for Uber. He also worked for the White House, FIFA (in both South Africa and Brazil), IBM, Endeavor and The Gap Partnership. He has served on the Board of Trustees for HOBY (Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership) International, EACEF (East African Childrens' Education Fund), The Dare to Dream Travel Scholarship and the Broughton Travel Fellowship. Joshua was Fulbright Scholar in Mexico where he researched entrepreneurship in emerging markets and was a Morehead-Cain Scholar in the Honors Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned his B.A. in Global Studies. Josh's website is https://hiptrain.com/. Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit http://drlaurabrayton.com/podcasts/ for show notes and available downloads. © 2022 Dr. Laura Brayton
47:12 05/24/2022
Dr. Patrick Porter, PhD: Managing Stress During and After Pregnancy | WAM159
In late 2020, Patrick K. Porter, PhD was the honored recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Interdisciplinary Association of Functional Neurosciences and Rehabilitation (IAFNR), and for good reason. Over a career spanning more than three decades, Dr. Porter has been on the cutting edge of brainwave entrainment technology. He was co-developer of the first personal light & sound brain training machine, voted “Best New Gadget of the Year” at the 1989 Consumer Electronics Show and later developed one of the largest and most popular self-help franchises. He’s since become a highly sought-after expert within the neuroscience and personal improvement industries. Dr. Porter is widely recognized as an award-winning author, educator, consultant, researcher, entrepreneur, and speaker. His newest brain-training platform, BrainTap, is distinctively designed to activate the brain’s neuroplasticity. The BrainTap headset uses light & sound technology in combination with Dr. Porter’s proprietary guided visualization audio-sessions to help people achieve brain fitness, overcome stress, lose weight, stop smoking, manage pain, accelerate learning, enjoy superb sleep and make any number of lifestyle improvements. Additionally, he offers health providers a turnkey system for helping clients achieve better neurological performance and brain fitness. Dr. Porter is also the dean of mind-based studies at the International Quantum University of Integrative Medicine (IQUIM). Dr. Porter’s successes have been featured in NPR, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, People, Entrepreneur, and INC, as well as ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and the Discovery Channel. His SleepRX program was voted the best sleep app of the year by Health Magazine. He is the author of the award-winning bestseller, Awaken the Genius, Mind Technology for the 21st Century, which was awarded “Best How-To Book of 1994” by the North American Book Dealers Exchange. Awaken the Genius is translated into four languages and more than 150,000 copies have sold globally. He also authored Discover the Language of the Mind and Thrive In Overdrive, How to Navigate Your Overloaded Lifestyle, among others. Dr. Porter’s entertaining speeches and seminars deliver the real life, nuts ‘n bolts concepts he used to turn his business ventures into multi-million dollar enterprises. For ten years, Dr. Porter hosted his own show on WNIS radio in Norfolk, Virginia. Previously, he was the host of a Phoenix television show. As an independent consultant, he wrote Hidden Solutions and Awaken the Genius programs for the State of Arizona. He also created Mind-Over-Cancer, a guided visualization program used in medical facilities to assist patients receiving cancer treatment to better manage stress and side effects. Dr. Porter has produced an arsenal of over 1200 audio-recorded motivational programs and narrated visualization sessions and has sold more than 3 million books and recordings worldwide, all uniquely designed to empower humanity. He earned his doctorate degree from Louisiana Baptist University in 1992 in Psychology of Christian Counseling and later became a licensed trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit http://drlaurabrayton.com/podcasts/ for show notes and available downloads. © 2022 Dr. Laura Brayton
48:23 05/10/2022
Lisa Greaves Taylor: Gathering Your Optimal Birth Team | WAM158
Lisa Greaves Taylor is the founder of Birth Matters NYC and has been working with NYC-area birthing families since 2010 as a childbirth educator, birth doula and lactation counselor. She teaches group and private childbirth classes in-person in Astoria Queens, virtual live classes, and also offers an online, on-demand version of her comprehensive course. She’s certified with Lamaze International, Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York, Evidence Based Birth, and DONA International and has served on the board and a task force for two of those organizations. In 2019, Lisa started the BIRTH MATTERS podcast, which shares mostly NYC-based birth and fertility journey stories along with childbirth ed commentary. In 2021, she became the Director of East River Doula Collective with the goal of providing a more comprehensive offering of support to birthing families through doula support and support groups. She’s devoted to helping equip birthing people with best current evidence, strategic & coping tools, and self-advocacy strategies toward safer, more empowering and positive journeys into parenthood. Lisa is particularly passionate about advocating for change in birthing and postpartum outcomes for Black, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and underserved or marginalized populations. For more information, check out her website at www.birthmattersnyc.com. Dr. Laura is in a competition to have her podcast featured in Goodpods in May in honor of Mother’s Day. Please follow her @well-adjustedmama! https://goodpods.app.link/feed Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit http://drlaurabrayton.com/podcasts/ for show notes and available downloads. © 2022 Dr. Laura Brayton
49:14 04/26/2022
Juraj Kocar: Mitigating the Effects of Radiation During Pregnancy | WAM157
Juraj Kocar is an endless optimist with a passion to build and grow projects with meaning. Right now, he is working on his dream project - Somavedic. A functional and broadly accessible frequency therapy device harmonizing the negative effects of EMFs (electromagnetic radiation from cell phones, wifi, etc.). Somavedic is helping people in the office and home environment to have more energy, mental clarity, and focus during the day with confirmed results from users and science labs. Visit www.Somavedic.com and use discount code: DrLaura for 10% off your entire purchase. Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit http://drlaurabrayton.com/podcasts/ for show notes and available downloads. © 2022 Dr. Laura Brayton
45:08 04/12/2022
Dr. Martin Rosen, DC: "Common" v. "Normal" for Pediatric Growth and Development | WAM156
Dr. Rosen is a 1981 summa cum laude graduate of Life Chiropractic College. Since 1982 he has maintained a private practice in Wellesley, MA. Besides his practice Dr. Rosen has traveled nationally and internationally teaching chiropractic technique, pediatrics, cranial adjusting, chiropractic philosophy and practice management. His educational offerings include hands on and online workshops and seminars, guest lectures, instructional videos, written books and articles, published research papers and one on one interviews. He is dedicated to giving chiropractors the tools and skills necessary to take care of children and to inspire them to expand this branch of chiropractic. With his wife, Dr. Nancy Watson, they run the Peak Potential Institute (PeakPotentialProgram.com), offering premier educational programs for the chiropractic profession. Their most recent book “It’s All in the Head”, published for the public, was written to inform and bring awareness of the implications that cranial distortions can have in the initial stages of childhood growth and development. For more information, check out his website at www.drmartinrosen.com. Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit http://drlaurabrayton.com/podcasts/ for show notes and available downloads. © 2022 Dr. Laura Brayton
58:19 03/29/2022
Dr. Michelle Klein, DC: Different Versions of Motherhood | WAM155
Dr. Michelle Klein is a highly regarded third-generation family wellness Doctor of Chiropractic, board certified Clinical Nutritionist, and certified Applied Kinesiologist. She has a deep understanding that the body has an innate intelligence and incredible power to adapt and heal itself given the proper environment. She has always loved children and has studied extensively to advance her expertise in her care for pregnant women, babies, and children. Dr. Klein is licensed as a Doctor of Chiropractic, having studied at New York Chiropractic College, from which she graduated in 2005. She also holds a Master’s in Applied Clinical Nutrition from the same institution. She is a board Certified Nutrition Specialist accredited by the American College of Nutrition, is a Professional Applied Kinesiologist accredited by the International College of Applied Kinesiology, and is Webster Certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. She is currently working on earning a certification from the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics, also through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. When Dr. Klein is not treating patients, she travels to North Carolina to spend time with her nieces, goes hiking, camping, snowboarding, and does photography. Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit http://drlaurabrayton.com/podcasts/ for show notes and available downloads. © 2022 Dr. Laura Brayton
31:36 03/15/2022
Julie Tupler, RN: Bulging Belly Basics | WAM154
Julie Tupler is a Registered Nurse, Certified Childbirth Educator and Certified Personal Trainer. She developed the Maternal Fitness® Program in 1990 and for over 30 years has been teaching and developing the Tupler Technique® Program for women during and after pregnancy. In 2009 she opened Diastasis Rehab to specialize in the treatment of diastasis recti for women, men and children. Dr. Oz calls Julie an "expert" on diastasis recti and Elle Macpherson credits the Tupler Technique® for a 20-minute delivery and her fast recovery. The Tupler Technique®, a research and evidenced based program to treat a diastasis recti, has now been translated into six different languages. Julie trains medical and fitness professionals all over the world in her proprietary program. Julie has written three bestselling books -- Maternal Fitness (Simon & Schuster), Lose Your Mummy Tummy (DaCapo) and her recent book Together Tummy (Mascot (2018). She has produced five videos on diastasis, and invented the Diastasis Rehab Splint®, Diastometer™ for measuring a diastasis, Corrective Connective Tissue Cream and TogetherTape™. Julie has also developed an 18-week ongoing online support program for her clients all over the world. She is on the advisory board of Fit Pregnancy, Women's Health Foundation and the Women's Sports Foundation and Medical Fitness Network. She is a frequent speaker at medical and fitness conferences including the American Hernia Society where in 2015 she spoke on the non-surgical Tupler Technique® approach to Diastasis Recti at the 1st World Conference Before Abdominal Surgery to Prevent Incisional Hernia at the Hernia conference in Hamburg Germany Sept 2019. Her website is www.DiastasisRehab.com Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit http://drlaurabrayton.com/podcasts/ for show notes and available downloads. © 2022 Dr. Laura Brayton
39:24 03/01/2022
Dr. Elissa Diamond-Fields: Self-Care and Movement for New & Expectant Mamas | WAM153
Dr. Elissa Diamond-Fields is a family chiropractor, mom, yogi and health advocate. With a focus on family care, she has worked with pregnant moms and babies for over 20 years to balance their bodies and nervous systems, setting them on the right path for long term health and function. As a long-time local advocate, she has been working with officials on improving health policies. She recently helped create a digital use posture awareness program for the local school curriculum and is passionate about improving health awareness in the community. For more information, check out her website at http://www.thehealspace.com/ Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit http://drlaurabrayton.com/podcasts/ for show notes and available downloads. © 2022 Dr. Laura Brayton
42:33 02/15/2022
Natalie Diaz: One + One Does Not Equal Twins - How Having a Duo is Different | WAM152
Natalie Diaz, CLC, CPST is the Pied Piper of twin families around the globe. As founder of Twiniversity — the world’s leading resource and support network for multiple birth families — Nat’s become a global influencer for this small niche community. Natalie is the world’s #1 twin parenting and twin gear expert, serving as a twin consultant for top brands and worldwide recognized foundations. Natalie is also a twin-specific Certified Lactation Counselor and a Child Passenger Safety Technician. For more information, check out her website at www.twiniversity.com.  Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit http://drlaurabrayton.com/podcasts/ for show notes and available downloads. © 2022 Dr. Laura Brayton
52:53 02/01/2022
Dr. Erin Kumpf, D.A.C.M.: Chinese Medicine & the 4th Trimester | WAM151
Dr. Erin Kumpf D.A.C.M., L.Ac, FABORM, is a nationally board certified and state licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist in the states of New Jersey and New York. Erin specializes in Women’s menstruation disorders, hormonal imbalance and fertility. She is also a Certified Holden QiGong Teacher. Erin graduated from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2013 with a Masters in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in 2015 and has continued on to study endocrinology and reproductive health. Erin is also a Fellow of ABORM (American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine.) Erin grew up with a fascination for the human body, the mind-body connection and the connection between our environment and our health. After suffering from amenorrhea and irregular menstrual cycles that resulted in significant pain and erratic bleeding for over 10 years, Erin was reluctant to proceed with the aggressive treatment plans being recommended to her. After embarking on a holistic endeavor of weekly acupuncture treatments, herbs and diet adjustments, she quickly experienced, first-hand, the beauty, elegance and power of this medicine. Her own experience was so profound and results so impressive that she felt compelled to follow her heart and achieved a Doctorate in Chinese Medicine in order to help as many women as she can who are also frustrated with stubborn health issues. She has since specialized in treating the root causes of menstrual irregularities, hormonal imbalances and fertility issues. Her mission: To bring relief and hope back to as many people as possible that have been told, “there is no hope." Erin believes in and respects that we all have a healing intelligence that is powerful but that many people have lost touch with this power. She works with each patient to help them reconnect to their own inner healing wisdom and to help people live their best lives. For more information, check out her website at www.ekahlife.com. Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit http://drlaurabrayton.com/podcasts/ for show notes and available downloads. © 2022 Dr. Laura Brayton
46:12 01/18/2022
Dr. Merrill Rudin, DC: Optimizing Health Potential for the Entire Family | WAM150
Dr. Merrill Rudin is a NYC family wellness chiropractor with over 30 years of experience caring for thousands of people of all ages from newborns to the elderly. Her patients appreciate her compassionate presence and her big heart, and they benefit from her intuitive, wise, and gentle hands. She provides warm guidance and healing spinal adjustments with each visit. As a woman and mother, she has a particular attunement to the needs of women including pre and post-natal care. Dr. Rudin is a graduate of Cornell University (1986) and Life Chiropractic College (1989). A lover of learning, she has always pursued advanced education in Chiropractic care along with additional training in Yoga, meditation, spiritual counseling, and energy healing techniques. Over the years she has offered various classes and workshops including women’s wellness, posture and ergonomics, stress reduction and spinal care. In addition to her successful practice of 30 years, Dr. Rudin's greatest prides and joys include the awe-inspiring experience of the home birth of her son, Jediah, in 1999. Also, in 2013, following a dream to volunteer and serve more children, Dr. Rudin flew to Ethiopia on a mission trip to provide chiropractic care to over 300 children and their mothers at Fresh and Green Academy, an impoverished school in Addis Ababa. Dr. Rudin's ongoing commitment to chiropractic and her desire for community and connection inspired her to create a professional women's group for chiropractors in 2007. The thriving women's group provides ongoing support for chiropractors and Dr. Rudin continues to facilitate and nurture its growth. For more information, check out her website at www.rudinchiropractic.com. Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit http://drlaurabrayton.com/podcasts/ for show notes and available downloads. © 2022 Dr. Laura Brayton
45:03 01/04/2022
Dr. Beth Forgosh, DC: Addressing Infant Alignment After Birth Strain | WAM149
With over 600 hours of post graduate coursework and testing, Dr. Forgosh is distinguished as a certified Craniopath and an instructor through Sacro Occipital Research Society International. She is additionally certified as a Pediatric and Pregnancy Chiropractor (C.A.C.C.P.), having completed 200+ hours of post graduate training and testing through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. She is certified in Webster’s Technique, with 22 years of experience helping to optimize the mechanics and neurology of a woman’s pelvis during pregnancy for healthy fetal positioning. Dr. Forgosh is a proud graduate of the Advanced Clinical Training Program for mastery in Nutrition Response Testing (SM), which utilizes whole food nutrition, and adds a powerful dimension for health and healing for those seeking exceptional health and vitality. She earned her B.A. from the University of Vermont in 1994 and graduated Cum Laude from Life Chiropractic College West in 1999. A few fun highlights of her personal achievements include: 6 years of study in martial arts, culminating with her earning her first degree black belt. (She broke a concrete slab with her bare foot!) She completed two 26.2 mile marathons. (The first time, she was tricked into believing that it was “all mental”. The second time she blanked out on everything but the endorphins.) She lives now as a proud yogi, with a 25+ year daily practice. To the shock and disbelief of everyone who “knew her then”, her last doughnut was over 12 years ago. Turns out, cake as a meal replacement was a bad idea after all. For more information about her in-person and virtual practice, check out her website at http://www.wellwithinsoho.com/ Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit http://drlaurabrayton.com/podcasts/ for show notes and available downloads. © 2021 Dr. Laura Brayton
55:36 12/21/2021
Dr. Stephanie Libs, DC: The Biomechanics of Breastfeeding | WAM148
Dr. Stephanie Libs is a pediatric and prenatal chiropractor in San Diego. After her own breastfeeding struggles along with so many families in her office struggling she quickly has become the “breastfeeding doc.” As a self proclaimed education addict and book nerd, she finally enrolled in a program to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. In 2021 she launched a course for chiropractors to learn more about taking care of breastfeeding moms and babies. The course called Infant Adjusting and Breastfeeding Assessment is a short, easy, affordable course full of easy-to-implement techniques that you can use right away to significantly improve the breastfeeding relationship with mother-baby dyads. As a mom who struggled with breastfeeding herself, and seeing thousands of babies in her practice, she can tell you, this work is powerful. Whether you’re already a pediatric expert, or you want to be, you’ll love this course. Since launching Courses for Chiros, so many moms have reached out asking if they could take the course too. The Infant Adjusting and Breastfeeding Assessment course is just for chiros and chiro students, but this did inspire her to create a brand new course for moms with everything they need to know to breastfeed. The Course on Breastfeeding is like having a holistic lactation consultant in your pocket. She loves chiropractic, and our philosophy even more; that our Innate Intelligence is the guiding force in our bodies to adapt and thrive. She’s been published in magazines, submitted case studies for peer review publication, hosts birth and postpartum workshops and also hosts continuing education seminars and chiro philosophy meetings, so ya know, chiropractic is kinda her jam. Whether you’re a chiro, a mom, or both, these courses are created with intention, honor, holistic care and a whole lotta love! https://drstephlibs.teachable.com/ Please click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit http://drlaurabrayton.com/podcasts/ for show notes and available downloads. © 2021 Dr. Laura Brayton
51:37 12/07/2021
Carole Shipman, CNM: Hospital v. Home Birth: Location Matters | WAM147
Carole Shipman is a nurse midwife, mother and grandmother who loves catching babies and caring for women and their families. She is so appreciative of the privilege of being able to attend home and hospital births. She has been serving families for almost 30 years. For more information, check her out on Instagram @gentleheartmidwiferyofficial or her website. Please click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit http://drlaurabrayton.com/podcasts/ for show notes and available downloads. © 2021 Dr. Laura Brayton
52:20 11/23/2021
Carmen Baker-Clark: Impact of Movement Throughout Pregnancy and Beyond on Baby's Feeding and Development | WAM146
Carmen Baker is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) with a BA from Princeton University in Art and Archaeology. Her sons, born in 1991, 1994, 1996 and 2000, continue to be her inspiration. Through and with them, she has experienced so many of the challenges and joys of breastfeeding and parenting. These have challenged her to thoughtfully explore concepts and ideas that formed her beliefs in the importance of listening to your gut and doing what feels right for you, your child and your family. Her repeated interactions with so many families has led her to see that there constantly is a tremendous need for loving breastfeeding support with up-to-date research and evidence based information as its foundation, for all those individuals caring for young children. Carmen has been helping parents breastfeed their babies since 1998 when she became a La Leche League Leader, continuing on as an IBCLC since 2005 working in private practice doing home visits, and since 2008 adding work in the hospital setting. From 2008-2011, Carmen was one of the IBCLCs that followed and counseled approximately 900 mother/baby couplets as part of a research study at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. From 2011-2012, she worked as Breastfeeding Manager for North Hudson WIC supervision several Breastfeeding Peer Counselors and seeing a few hundred participants. Since then she has been working as manager of the Lactation Program at Hoboken UMC and Christ Hospital seeing over 1200 dyads a year. In all three of these settings, Carmen has encountered many situations of high medical complexity which have provided invaluable perspective into what parents experience with these challenges while trying to establish and succeed in breastfeeding their babies. Carmen is a conference speaker, and over the last 15 years some of the topics have been: The First Three Days, Tongue-Tie and Its Impact on Breastfeeding and Beyond, Economics of Breastfeeding. She helps manage and run a New Moms Support Group in the Hoboken Area, and she is involved in NJ State Groups that help advocate for legislation that protects and promotes access for breastfeeding services to all. Carmen is passionate about the work she does and she truly loves nurturing new families through their breastfeeding journey and tailoring solutions to suit their unique needs. For more information about Carmen, go to http://www.breastfeedingmomma.com/ Please click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit http://drlaurabrayton.com/podcasts/ for show notes and available downloads. © 2021 Dr. Laura Brayton
50:38 11/09/2021
Laura Weisberg: Foodology | WAM145
Laura Weisberg is a registered dietitian helping numerous women balance their hormones, optimize their fertility and manage their weight for life. Her mission is to make it easy for women to eat intentionally to find a happy, healthy, feel-good pregnancy. For more information, check out her website at www.thebumprd.com. Please click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit http://drlaurabrayton.com/podcasts/ for show notes and available downloads. © 2021 Dr. Laura Brayton
49:29 10/26/2021
Jess Quarello and Taryn Lagonigro: Extra Lucky Moms | WAM144
Jess Quarello was born in Sweden but raised in North Carolina. She started singing at the age of 5 years old and pursued a career in music, modeling and performance. She received her BFA in Music Theatre from Elon University and after graduation moved to NYC to continue her career. She had some great successes which included national commercials, a beauty campaign printed in Vogue Magazine, a recording contract and even working with Timbaland and Snoop Dog. She met her husband Matt on a rooftop bar in Manhattan and they were engaged 9 months later. She decided to switch gears in her career and pivoted to the other side of the modeling industry, fashion! Jess worked as a lead stylist for a style-subscription company, moved into marketing for an international branding agency and most recently worked for a non-profit consultancy, on the sales and marketing business side. In 2020 she gave birth to Adeline, who at birth was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. What started as a traumatic and scary diagnosis has propelled her into a life of advocacy and passion for her daughter and the Down Syndrome Community. She currently resides in Hoboken, NJ with her 3.5 year old daughter Charlee, Adeline (14 months) and husband Matt. She hopes to inspire others facing a Down Syndrome diagnosis to not fear the future but to embrace a new beautiful perspective. Taryn Lagonigro is a mom of four girls, a business consultant and co-owner of Extra Lucky Moms and Iris Yoga in North Jersey. Her youngest daughter was born with Down syndrome and a heart defect in March 2020 which threw Taryn into the world of advocacy for children in the special needs community. Taryn dedicates time to several charities including the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network and 321 Sunshine Nonprofit. Please click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit http://drlaurabrayton.com/podcasts/ for show notes and available downloads. © 2021 Dr. Laura Brayton
41:45 10/12/2021
Anand Sukhadia: Benefits of Floatation Therapy for Fertility, Pregnancy & Motherhood | WAM143
Anand J Sukhadia is a first-generation American of Indian Descent. Being around Allopathic and Holistic Health Practitioners throughout his upbringing, Anand knew his calling was in bridging together the best values of East and Western worlds and do it with a spiritual and holistically health-related flare. Anand is also the Founder & Director at om.life Wellness Modern Recovery Spa located in Jersey City. om.life is an eco-modern wellness sanctuary that marries ancient healing knowledge with new technology. om.life has been named as the Best Breakout Business in Jersey City in its first year and is the most unique wellness experience in Hudson County, NJ. In just under 3 years, they have aided over 6000 individuals in stress management, athletic recovery, and lowering inflammation through their unique suite of holistic health modalities. (www.om.life) He is also the host of the new Limitless One Podcast, a conversational platform that interviews individuals living a limitless life by being aligned on their soul’s purpose. (iTunes: Limitless One Podcast). Anand’s mission in life is to inspire and transform the mental, physical and spiritual health of his community and planet at large. Anand loves to travel the world, connect with other open-hearted beings, and is continually seeking truth and light through his meditation, self-development, and other spiritual practices. You are invited to learn more about Anand via his Instagram @anand.life and on his websites www.om.life and www.anand.life. For public speaking, advertising and other inquiries, please contact him at anand@om.life. Go to https://www.om.life/ and put in HBchiro for $20 off a 60 minute float.
38:00 09/28/2021
Nathalie Walton: Empowering Women on their Motherhood Journey | WAM142
Nathalie is the CEO and Co-Founder of Expectful, a holistic wellness app for hopeful, expecting, and new moms. She is also the mother of her twenty-month-old son, Everett. Nathalie has spent the last decade in leadership roles at Airbnb, Google, and eBay. She has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University. She is a Forbes Next 1000 Entrepreneurs to Watch and is on the Fast Company Executive Board. Go to www.expectful.com/well-adjusted and use code WELLADJUSTED and get your first month for $1. Please click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit http://drlaurabrayton.com/podcasts/ for show notes and available downloads. © 2021 Dr. Laura Brayton
39:35 09/14/2021
Elizabeth King: Hurdles of Trying to Conceive After a Miscarriage | WAM141
Elizabeth King is a Certified Fertility Health Coach, Master Certified ICF Life Coach, Birth & Bereavement Doula and New Parent Educator. Her mission is to help people of all backgrounds conceive a healthy baby and carry to term. After having 3 children of her own after the age of 40, Elizabeth believes taking a more holistic approach is the lynchpin to success when attempting to conceive. Now she has helped hundreds of women achieve their dreams of conception and parenthood in 20+ countries around the world. She supports clients through natural fertility, infertility, IVF, miscarriage loss, early pregnancy PTSD, and new parent support. With over 20K followers on Instagram, Elizabeth is the host of Podcast, Pretty Little Tribe. For her expertise, she has been featured on ABC, in Parade Magazine, Thrive Global, Authority Magazine, Business Innovators and on podcasts, The Transition Channel, The Bachelor to the Burbs and she is a contributor to the book Naturally Conceived. I'd really appreciate it if you would click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit http://drlaurabrayton.com/podcasts/ for show notes and available downloads. © 2021 Dr. Laura Brayton
51:51 08/31/2021
Deb Flashenberg: Finding Autonomy in Pregnancy and Birth | WAM140
Deb Flashenberg is the founder and director of the Prenatal Yoga Center in NYC. Along with being a prenatal yoga teacher, she is also a labor support doula, Lamaze childbirth educator, mother of two and self proclaimed "birth and anatomy geek." Deb received her first vinyasa yoga certification with Shiva Rea and then added to her education by completing the OM Yoga advanced yoga teacher training with Cyndi Lee. After the challenging birth of her first child, Deb became incredibly interested in pelvic health and has since earned her Pelvic Floor Yoga Certification with Leslie Howard. For the past 4 years, Deb has also greatly enjoyed being the host of the podcast, Yoga | Birth | Babies, where she speaks with some of the world’s leading experts in pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and parenthood. You can find out more at https://prenatalyogacenter.com/ I'd really appreciate it if you would click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit http://drlaurabrayton.com/podcasts/ for show notes and available downloads. © 2021 Dr. Laura Brayton
49:59 08/17/2021
Nagina Abdullah: Metabolism-Boosting Routines for Busy Mamas | WAM139
Nagina Abdullah is a health coach for female professionals, corporate executives, and 7-figure entrepreneurs and founder of the website MasalaBody.com. She teaches tested and perfected metabolism-boosting strategies to help women lose 20-40 pounds while working 60+ hours a week even if they have tried everything. Nagina has a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley, an MBA from NYU Stern AND worked for a top 4 consulting firm as a management consultant before starting her health coaching business. She has been featured in Health.com, Business Insider, People.com, and many more! To get your free gift, go to https://masalabody.com/wam I'd really appreciate it if you would click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit http://drlaurabrayton.com/podcasts/ for show notes and available downloads. © 2021 Dr. Laura Brayton
46:30 08/03/2021