Holistic Dads Taking the Lead – Episode 39

We have the Thinking Moms Revolution, Holistic Moms Network, and Mothering.com. When it comes to family health and wellness, moms are usually in charge.

But not always. Dads do it, too! Admit it... you're curious, right?

Dr. Larry hands the microphone to a gregarious and inspiring dad in his practice and plans to ask the things we want to know:

  • What does it look like when holistic dads take the lead?
  • How did they make the shift to living more holistically?
  • What did it take to get their wives and other family members on board?
  • How do conversations go with other men about health and raising their kids?
  • How did holistic medicine help them evaluate and deliver more appropriate care for their children?

Read our dad's bio below and tune in on August 27. This promises to be a show full of passion and heart …Read More >>

2014 Guide to Non-Toxic Lunch Gear for Kids

Parents, it’s that time of year again.

Ah, end of summer. A bittersweet time for our children, as they bid goodbye to lazy days in the pool and frolics in the park, our days give way to preparing for...Back to School! We trade the smell of fresh-cut grass and ripe berries for the aroma of fresh notebooks and pencils. And for many of us natural-minded folk, that also means packing those school lunches!

Packing your child’s lunch provides a host of benefits: ensuring your child is eating meals that are balanced, and nutrient-dense is welcome peace of mind when they are typically barraged by sugary, deep-fried and nutrient-devoid “food” choices at school. However, packaging lunch for portability with disposable materials is costly and extremely harmful to the environment. It’s estimated that the average school student lunch produces 67 pounds of waste per year, which can total up to 18,000 pounds per school!
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Emotions: The Root Cause of Illness – Episode 38

Holism starts with the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts (thanks, Aristotle). And it builds on the realization that great insights can be gleaned in understanding how the parts relate to each other.

Because they are interconnected. And they comprise a system.

When we talk about Mind Body Spirit, the components are straightforward enough:

  • Mind: our intellect and reasoning, the faculty of consciousness and thought, what enables us to be aware of the world and our experiences;
  • Body: our entire material or physical reality;
  • Spirit: the nonphysical part that is the seat of emotions and character, also called the soul.

Mind Body Spirit isn't just a buzzy, New Age way to describe a kind of well-being that goes beyond the physical. It's also a way to help us better understand the physical. Our emotions are tied to specific organs in our bodies and will, over time, present as specific physical ailments. For example, feelings of defeat and low self-esteem are tied to the pancreas and manifest as impaired sugar handling (or glucose tolerance) …Read More >>