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How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor — Episode 99

#99 — How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor ** April 20, 2016 Guest // Sally Mendelsohn, CNM ** Host //  Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD Do you have a pediatrician you love? Do you even know what that could look like? In the current polarized medical climate, finding a like-minded — or even open minded — pediatrician is not always easy. But…
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Sharing Breast Milk: An Educated Choice

by Rebecca J. McCloskey, MSW, LCSW Though few would dispute that breast milk is better for babies than formula, the sharing of breast milk, an age-old practice, is a lightning rod for negative criticism – criticism not so very dissimilar from that incurred by breastfeeding itself sixty odd years ago. But while we now know and accept that breastfeeding is important and should be
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Feminism and Parenting. Why Have Kids?

by Louise Kuo Habakus I was in a mood when my eyes glanced at this book title. Indeed, I thought, the ungrateful little buggers. Oops, I’m not supposed to express that publicly. The central mothering narrative is that our children complete us. At times, they surely do. But not always. Author Jessica Valenti’s central thesis in her new book Why Have Kids? is that
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Holistic Parenting 101 – Episode 42

Listening to this show (and then buying Brian’s funny and wise book) is the perfect way to be introduced to the basics. It’s Holistic Parenting 101… enlightening for brand new parents, affirming for parents in the thick of it, and entertaining for everyone. Brian is mellow, zen, and super insightful. He had me before page 1. In the Preface, Brian describes responding to his
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Top 7 Ways to Keep Baby Safe

by Louise Kuo Habakus The luscious baby photos in parenting magazines belie today’s new childhood normal. Frazzled parents-to-be are fretting about chronic illness, obesity, and developmental delays. Using the Three Pillars of Radiant Health as our guide — respect the microbiome, food is medicine, less is more — we sally forth with 7 bold and brave ways to keep baby safe. So how do
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Fearless Home Birth – Episode 8

January 15, 2014 — Anne Margolis, CNM with Kelly Brogan, MD Click here for a FREE Download from Anne Margolis Something is urgently wrong with the way that American women are giving birth. Can it be that we are doing it in the wrong place? With the wrong types of professionals? Under the bright lights and prodding equipment of modern medicine? We rank near
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Breastfeeding In America is Dangerous and Obscene – Part 2

by Cornelia Mazzan Yesterday we were talking about how moms who breastfeed in public are terrorists but women who show off their breasts for men are sexy. The media and societal assault on breastfeeding in America show just how far removed we’ve become from understanding the fundamentals of who and what we are. Maybe all our modern technology, conveniences and focus on intellectual pursuits
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