The U.S. is experiencing a nationwide baby formula shortage. What to do at such a time? When breastfeeding isn't possible, a homemade baby formula is a wonderful alternative.
Sally Fallon Morell and Mary Enig co-authored Nourishing Traditions and they also developed a recipe for homemade baby formula decades ago, which has helped innumerable babies thrive.
Today, Sally explains how they came up with this alternative and why it is preferable to commercial formulas that often contain seed oils, corn syrup, and other questionable ingredients. Sally goes over the ingredients needed to make this homemade version, explaining how each ingredient benefits the baby. She even offers alternative ingredients for babies with allergies or sensitivities.
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Did you ever hold your breath when driving through a tunnel as a kid? Do you now deliberately slow down your breathing to de-stress? The less you need to breathe, the longer you live and the better your health. So says Niraj Naik, a SOMA Breath instructor, who today gives us an overview of how breathing impacts our entire body, and how mindful breathing can help heal all of our systems.
He explains what happens in the body and brain over the long-haul with a committed breathwork practice. He goes over an easy exercise to assess where we are, as a starting point, and he also offers tips for how to begin breath training for all of the benefits it holds.
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What are the pros and cons of homebirth? Registered nurse Elizabeth Parsons and her husband, Noah, share their insights today. They are parents of five children, some of whom were born at the hospital and others at home. Elizabeth was a pediatric nurse for 9 years before coming home full time to empower and educate about natural alternatives for healing.
Today, Elizabeth and Noah explain what to consider when making this birthing decision. They discuss the importance of knowing your rights and birthing options, whether you decide to labor at home or in the hospital. They also delve into the difference between midwifery and OB/GYN care, throughout pregnancy and after delivery.
Finally, they share their own perspective on the birthing process (they much preferred their homebirth experience), along with resources for making an informed decision, and their most recent (and surprising) homebirth.
Visit their website: purelyparsons.com
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A diagnosis of lymphoma shattered Jason Contreras' world. He was only 30 years old and he was a marathon runner. Something had to change, clearly. Though it took a little time, Jason did a 180. He and his wife moved to North Carolina to start a homestead.
Today, Jason, the man behind the Sow the Land YouTube channel, tells his story, describing how receiving this diagnosis and leaving his office job has radically altered his life and health. He talks about all he learned along the way – from his biggest learning curve to the fact that labels aren't everything to his daughter who now knows how to butcher chickens! He also explains why he is healthier today than ever.
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If your life was given to you in a line up, would you pay for it? Would you buy it, exactly as you're living it? If not, it may be time to explore what has to change. Dr. Cassie Huckaby is a Naturopathic Physician and founder of Grit Natural Medicine. Today, Cassie invites us to explore how our very lives are our medicine--for our good or to our detriment. And to begin to recognize our own intrinsic power to heal.
Cassie lifts up the power of the human spirit to bring about changes. She explains how our belief system affects our health, and how what is called the “placebo” effect can be used to our benefit for healing. She reminds us that our bodies are on our side---not trying to sabotage us. And that illness or injury may be one way that they communicate to us. Cassie also speaks to us from her own experience of healing and what she has witnessed with her patients. She calls us to get curious and courageous to explore our full healing potential.
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Emotional Freedom Technique (known as EFT or tapping) is a simple, non-invasive healing technique that moves energy in the body. It has been used to great effect to relieve anxiety, PTSD, improve sports performance, and more. EFT practitioner Bev Nerenberg helps us understand what it is, how it works, and how to get started tapping.
Bev has been tapping for decades now. She explains how it can help alleviate emotional and physical issues through a gentle tapping procedure, using the body’s meridian system. She tells the story of how she first came across EFT (what she calls "acupuncture without the needles") and how effective it was at helping her deal with anger and other issues. She even walks us through a step-by-step tapping tutorial.
Visit Bev's website: wellnessatyourfingertips.com
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Shadow work is the process of exploring the hidden side of yourself. In the work, you learn to let go of facades and ways of relating that are disempowering. Today, Dr. Kelly Brogan invites us to lean into the challenges and enjoy the freedom and growth that can result from increased self-awareness.
Kelly is a holistic psychiatrist, the author of A Mind of Your Own and Own Your Self, and the founder of the online healing program Vital Mind Reset. She points out that shadow work helps us break old patterns and to discover what it feels like to really live--feeling our feelings, facing fear, and exploring parts of ourselves that we have either ignored or resisted.
She suggests that we begin with curiosity about ourselves, rather than self-judgment or condemnation. She reminds us that at times we may feel like we're actually dying as we sit with uncomfortable feelings. She describes the process as a spiral path of learning, where we revisit lessons throughout our lives. Finally, Kelly reminds us that this work can result in a life characterized by greater joy and overflowing vitality.
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What does breakfast have to do with mental health? A good deal, according to Sally Fallon Morell, President of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Sally covers today the role nutrition plays in our wellbeing. Nutrient deficiencies can easily lead to mental instability. Sally reviews the nutrients needed for healthy brain and cellular function, like cholesterol and saturated fats. She explains how animal fats work synergistically in the body to create our own cannabinoids, chemicals that regulate reward pathways and increase dopamine release. She helps us understand what to put on the table and what to avoid. Bone broth is in, for example; MSG, soy, and GMOs are out. Basically, she helps us understand how to build a nutrient-dense foundation for good mental and physical health.
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Burnout is emotional, physical, or mental exhaustion. Symptoms include extreme fatigue, hair loss, anxiety, frequent colds, and more. It's basically a stress overload. Adam Parker, a corporate wellness consultant and the host of The Ideal Day Podcast, addresses the issue.
Adam had his own serious burnout experience in 2018 that led to his work today: helping others avoid burnout or recover from it. He offers insights on the topic for all of us. He defines it. He explains the dependence strategies many of us rely on to manage it (including turning to coffee or alcohol). And he offers healthy alternatives that help us lower the load we feel. He speaks of guarding the mind and the body; he reminds us of the healing power of nature, sunlight, and connection to one another. And ultimately, he offers tools that help us regain our health and balance.
Visit his website: youridealday.com
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A waitress takes meds for her insomnia. Then she can't get off of them. An Iraq war veteran suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and takes a variety of meds for over 12 years. A teenager with an eating disorder is prescribed anti-depressants that lead to hallucinations.
Each of their stories was featured in the documentary "Medicating Normal." And, today, producer Wendy Ractliffe and Angie Peacock, a veteran who is now a mental health reform advocate, explain why they were involved in the making of the movie and what they think is an often-overlooked issue in mental health circles: how we are over-medicating those suffering with mental health conditions.
They cover why so many meds are prescribed (and, yes, overprescribed). They discuss the fallout from side effects and when meds might absolutely be the right choice. They talk about what comes with tapering off from certain meds. And they offer recommendations for how to handle mental health issues differently.
See the movie's website: medicatingnormal.com
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Racing thoughts? Chronic stress? Physical dis-ease? Most of us turn to distractions to avoid the pain and discomfort of anxiety and stressors. What if we could learn to embrace our emotions and see them as part of the healing journey? Greg Schmaus is a Holistic Health Practitioner with an expertise in healing the mind. His protocols include nutrition, movement, meditation and a number of lifestyle practices.
Today, Greg emphasizes the importance of allowing ourselves to actually experience our emotions instead of tamping them down. Greg talks about how we can train the mind, almost as we would train a puppy, and learn to sit with it and grow from it. He also opens up and shares his own story and how he's been able to address his own mental health struggles and to help many others.
Visit Greg's website here: healing4d.com
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When we think of addiction, alcohol and drugs may immediately spring to mind. But we can also become addicted to digital “substances,” like Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, even video games. Today, Dr. Anna Lembke helps us uncover the nature of addiction: why we get addicted, what happens when we do, and what we can do to break its hold on us.
Anna is a professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine. Her new book is Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence. Anna expounds on what happens in the brain and the body when we become addicted to a chemical substance or something virtual. She explains how intense digital addictions can be. She also uncovers how to identify addictive behavior in ourselves and its sources. She also offers hope as she tells the stories of her patients who have escaped the clutches of addiction and transformed their lives for the better.
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The Defeat the Mandates DC rally was held on January 23, 2022. People from all walks of life, political affiliations, and ethnic backgrounds---firefighters, activists, doctors, nurses, lawyers, and more--convened to stand for health freedom. We asked a number of the speakers the simple question "Why are you here?" We compiled their answers in this behind-the-scenes peek of that momentous day. In this unique collection of voices, you'll hear from Dr. Pierre Kory, Jo Rose, Dr. Paul Marik, Dr. Ryan Cole, Dr. Paul Alexander, Dr. Richard Urso, Tricia S. Lindsay, Dr. Peter McCullough, Kevin Jenkins, and more.
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There is a wisdom in ancient health and lifestyle traditions that has unfortunately been cast aside, leading to deterioration in the overall wellbeing of many aboriginal communities. Dr. Kama Mico, Co-founder of Under the Shade, has been exploring root causes of health crises in a number of indigenous people groups.
Today, Kama shares what she’s witnessed first-hand among the indigenous people of Elcho Island -- an embracing of overly-processed, "modern" food ways that has made them sicker. Many of us all over the world have also adopted these changes to our detriment. Kama reminds us that we can all return to more natural dietary choices -- eating food from nature, instead of food from factories, for example -- to reclaim our health and vitality. And she shares stories and lessons learned from the (ab)original peoples that can help us live our most vibrant lives today, wherever we are.
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Do you know your farmer? What might it look like to connect with the person who grows or raises your food? What characterizes the communities that care about regenerative agriculture and nourishing, local food? Today we gain insight from a community in Little Rock, Arkansas of farmers and those who rally around them. Our guests are Clint Ballard of Milk and Honey Hill Farm, Greg and Kinsey Bradford of Bradford Valley Farm, Barbara Hutchinson, a farm hand at The Farm at Barefoot Bend, and David and Micah Rice, the owners of The Bramble Market.
We discuss a number of topics including: why local food matters, what got these farmers farming in the first place, the highs and lows of farm life, the benefits and challenges of producing raw milk and the satisfaction that comes from connecting with your community, and, yes, knowing your farmer.
Sulfates in shampoo. Aluminum in deodorant. Synthetic fragrances in skincare and household products. Emilie Toups, of Toups and Co Organics, today explains what to watch out for on the products we put on (and around) our bodies. She covers how the aforementioned chemicals can disrupt our hormone function and overall health. She explains how her journey to heal her daughter's eczema compelled her to research toxins. And she offers insights on simple swaps like fragrance-free laundry detergent in place of those with artificial "springtime" fragrance, tallow or emu oil instead of lotion, and how we might even ditch our shampoo products altogether.
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It is said that, "The first wealth is health.” Today we consider how health and wealth are related and how to protect both. Catherine Austin Fitts, the president of Solari and publisher of the Solari Report helps us get a handle on what’s at stake in today's world. She explains “the great reset” and Event 201 and their implications. She covers how to better secure our financial future and what to expect with social security. She goes over why we need a healthy skepticism of financial institutions and pharmaceutical companies. And she reminds us that living a Wise Traditions lifestyle will protect our most important asset: over very health and life.
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The current narrative insists that we must rely on experts to preserve good health. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. explains today that our health agencies, media, and Anthony Fauci have other interests at heart. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is the Head of the Children’s Health Defense and a staunch advocate for health and medical freedom.
Today, he highlights portions of his New York Times bestselling book “The Real Anthony Fauci.” He reveals facts that indicate that we’re unhealthier now, under Fauci's leadership, than we were decades prior to it. He exposes how Fauci and public health agencies have aligned with pharmaceutical companies at the expense of public health. And he emphasizes that true science invites questions and debate. It’s never settled.
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Is there evidence to suggest a relationship between COVID-19 and exposure to wireless radiation, including 5G? Yes. Beverly Rubik, and her colleague Robert Brown, recently published a study in a peer-reviewed journal that concludes that non-native radiation is compromising our health and leading to symptoms that mirror those of COVID-19.
Today, Beverly talks about the correlation between COVID and 5G rollout when you look at maps of the two. She describes symptoms—hypercoagulation, hypoxia, headaches, fatigue, memory problems, oxidative stress, immune system disruption, heart arrhythmia, and more—that indicate Covid-19 and/or radiation poisoning. Beverly warns about more 5G being rolled out in January 2022. And lastly, she shares her own experiences with wireless radiation along with simple steps to protect ourselves from additional exposure.
See the study on the NIH website here.
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An energy “traffic jam” in the body is a place where we’re stuck, physically or emotionally. Eileen Day McKusick, the author of "Electric Body, Electric Health", is a researcher who for decades has been studying how sound impacts health. Today, she explains how our body's energetic biofield can have areas of distortion or resistance because of memories or traumas. She describes how we can re-tune our bodies to get back into “harmony” with ourselves, so to speak. And she covers protocols that help us heal – from the use of tuning forks to breath work, connection with nature, laughter, and even singing.
Visit Eileen's website: electrichealth.com
Medical freedom is eroding. Food freedom is also at risk. Wishing for change isn’t enough. We need to roll up our sleeves and participate to turn things around. Elizabeth Murphy, medical and health freedom activist, today educates us about how to begin doing just that. She explains how to initiate change on an individual and governmental level. She describes for example how anyone can write a bill, run for office, and/or contact their legislator to get their voice heard. She also reminds us to take steps to create change in our own lives, by taking charge of our health and speaking up for our rights.
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How can we get through this seemingly interminable pandemic better and stronger than ever before? Tommy John is a former professional athlete, a published author, and the owner and operator of the Tommy John Performance and Healing Center in San Diego. Today, he reminds us to step into own sovereignty and strength and recognize the reality that the body has the ability to self heal.
He offers insights and provocative questions about the health care "system"--both Western and naturopathic. He points out the importance of not getting swept up by the chaos of our times. And he advocates for holistic health that begins with each individual's innate intelligence and resilience.
Visit his website: drtommyjohn.com
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You don't really need acres of land to become a homesteader. A simple pot on a windowsill is a great place to start. Justin Rhodes, author of "The Rooted Life", inspires millions to grow their own food on his YouTube channel and streaming platform, Abundance Plus. Today, Justin offers insights on the ups and downs of the homesteading way of life, how he and Rebekah got started on it in the first place, and why your family just might see you as crazy if you decide to get into it yourself.
Whether you're looking into living off the land or simply need a glimpse of a sustaining and gratifying lifestyle, you may find what you're looking for here, as Justin peels back the curtain on his homestead and heart.
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