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A weekly podcast interviewing experts in the prenatal, natural birth and pediatric care field sharing their wisdom about how to feel safe, supported and empowered during your pregnancy, birth and parenthood. Brought to you by the prenatal and pediatric specialists in acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, yoga, lactation and birth education at the Cap Wellness Center.
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Oct 31, 2016

Guest: Dr. Scott Vatcher is a wellness expert, pediatric chiropractor, dad, husband and host of the podcast, The Wake Up Dad Show, which focuses on dads who want more for themselves and their families. 

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. Dr. Vatcher's "5 P's" of being a Dad and how they can keep you focused on what matters in your life
  2. How outdated models of fatherhood are making it harder for today's dad to be effective and happy in parenthood
  3. Which area of life new fathers have the hardest time with and what they can do about it

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Scott Vatcher:

Dr. Scott Vatcher is a coach, mentor, wellness expert, international speaker, pediatric chiropractor, entrepreneur and podcaster.  On top of all that he finds the time to be dad and a husband, a fitness advocate and he runs a number of successful businesses.  

His newest podcast called The Wake Up Dad Show focuses on Dads who want more for themselves and their families.  

Oct 24, 2016

Guest: Dr. Alison Hazelbaker is an expert on infant sucking issues caused by various structural problems like torticollis, plagiocephaly, brachycephaly and tissue shock-trauma. She designed the Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function (ATLFF), which is the only research-based tongue-tie screening process in infants under 6 months.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. When a tongue and/or lip tie revision is absolutely necessary and when it would be an unnecessary surgery for your baby (only 5% of babies have a true tongue tie)
  2. What problems are associated with tongue and/or lip tie for your baby (with breastfeeding and beyond)
  3. What questions you should ask your pediatrician, lactation consultant and/or pediatric dentist before you subject your baby to this surgery

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Alison Hazelbaker:

Dr. Hazelbaker has been a therapist for over 30 years. She specializes in cross-disciplinary treatment and to that end has taken training in several modalities to best assist her clients. She is a certified Craniosacral Therapist, a Lymph Drainage Therapy practitioner, a Tummy Time™ Trainer, a Haller Method practitioner and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

She is recognized as an expert on infant sucking issues caused by various structural problems like torticollis, plagiocephaly, brachycephaly and tissue shock-trauma. She earned her Master’s Degree from Pacific Oaks College (Human Development specializing in Human Lactation) and her doctorate from The Union Institute and University (Psychology, specializing in Energetic and Transformational healing.)

Her original research on tongue-tie, done in 1993, has changed clinical practice both in the USA and abroad. (www.tongue-tie.org) She authored the Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function (ATLFF) during her Master’s Degree program. She recently revised her Master’s thesis on tongue-tie into a comprehensive book on the condition: Tongue-tie: Morphogenesis, Impact, Assessment and Treatment for Aidan and Eva Press. www.aidanandevapress.com

The ATLFF remains the only research-based tongue-tie screening process in infants under 6 months.

Oct 17, 2016

Guest: Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, health psychologist, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and author who specializes in women's-health research including breastfeeding, depression, trauma, and other health psychology issues.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. why the commonly sited figure of "10-15% of women suffer from post-partum depression" is dangerously low and what the current research shows
  2. how to use her free self-screening tool to see if you should seek help for post-partum depression (link to the screening tool is in the Resources section)
  3. 5 natural alternatives to prescription medications to successfully treat post-partum depression

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett:

Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and the Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Praeclarus Press, a small press specializing in women's health.

Dr. Kendall-Tackett is Editor-in-Chief of two peer-reviewed journals: Clinical Lactation and Psychological Trauma.

She is Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Health and Trauma Psychology, Past President of the APA Division of Trauma Psychology, and a member of the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest.

Dr. Kendall-Tackett specializes in women's-health research including breastfeeding, depression, trauma, and health psychology, and has won many awards for her work including the 2016 Outstanding Service to the Field of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association’s Division 56.

Dr. Kendall-Tackett has authored more than 400 articles and her most recent books include: Depression in New Mothers, 3rd Edition (2016), Women’s Mental Health Across the Lifespan (2016 with Lesia Ruglass), Psychology of Trauma 101 (2015 with Lesia Ruglass) and The Science of Mother-Infant Sleep (2014 with Wendy Middlemiss).

Her websites are UppityScienceChick.com, BreastfeedingMadeSimple.com, KathleenKendall-Tackett.com, and PraeclarusPress.com.

Oct 10, 2016

Guests: Dr. Paul Thomas and Jennifer Margulis, PhD, co-authors of the book: The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health—From Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years. In it, they describe "a slower, evidenced based protocol that limits a child’s exposure to aluminum, mercury, and other neurotoxins while building overall good health.”

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. why the current vaccine schedule from the CDC is NOT safe for all children and how Dr. Paul would modify it to make it safer
  2. what the common vaccine reactions look like that parents should report to their pediatrician immediately once seeing them in your child after a vaccine shot
  3. which of the vaccines carry the most risk of injury or are unnecessary and should be skipped altogether
  4. why you should never give acetaminophen (Tylenol) to your child, especially if you are vaccinating them

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Paul Thomas:

Dr. Paul Thomas, M.D., F.A.A.P., received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School and completed his pediatric residency at the University of California San Diego. He is a board-certified fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, board-certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine, and a diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

He taught residents and medical students from 1988 to 1993, practiced at Westside Pediatrics from 1993 to 2008 and then opened his own practice in 2008, Integrative Pediatrics where he currently serves over 13,000 patients in the Portland, Oregon metro area.

He is the co-author (with Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D.) of The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health—From Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years.

About Jennifer Margulis:

Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D., is an award-winning investigative journalist, nonfiction book author, and Fulbright grantee.

She is the co-author of The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health, From Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years (Ballantine, 2016) with Paul Thomas, M.D., and author of Your Baby, Your Way: Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Parenting Decisions for a Happier, Healthier Family (Scribner, 2015).

Her work has been published in the New York Times, the Washington PostSmithsonian MagazineMs. MagazineMore magazine, Fit Pregnancy, O: The Oprah Magazine, and dozens of others magazines, newspapers, and websites.

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