Pathways to Family Wellness

By Dr. Brendan Riordan: Pediatric and Family Chiropractor

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Pathways to Family Wellness is a podcast as well as a quarterly print and digital magazine whose mission is to support you and your family's quest for wellness. The creators of Pathways to Family Wellness envision a world of thriving, empowered families who easily connect to inner and outer resources, practitioners and a supportive community needed to create wholeness on all levels of existence. We believe stepping onto our personal pathway to wellness is a consciousness-raising act with the power to regenerate and transform ourselves, our families, our communities and our world.

Episode Date
Empowered Birth and Understanding Risk
52:25

Today we'll be speaking with Sam McCulloch about the idea of risk during pregnancy, about the importance of the midwife model of care, and about how having a quality support network can make all the difference in the birthing process.

Sam McCulloch enjoys talking so much about birth that she decided to become a birth educator and doula, supporting parents in making informed choices about their birth experience. She is part of the BellyBelly.com.au writing team.  In her spare time she watches Downton Abbey and has numerous creative projects on the go. She is mother to three beautiful little humans.

May 15, 2019
Why Was Childbirth So Dangerous?
37:35

Today we'll be speaking Dr. Matt Rushford about the history of birthing, why it was so dangerous and why there is still so much fear about it today.

Dr. Matt is an author, speaker, and family chiropractor with more than 25 years of experience. He has operated the Rushford Family Chiropractic Centers in the Burlington, Vermont, area since 1994. His writing has been published in several local and national publications, including Mothering magazine, and in 2016 he published his first book, Born Broken. He teaches anatomy and physiology for nursing students in Winooski, Vermont, and is a member of the adjunct faculty for Johnson State College. The father of one, Dr. Matt is an avid outdoorsman and runner.

May 01, 2019
Vitalistic Parenting of Teens
31:44

On this episode we'll be speaking with Mary Lucas Flannery about Vitalistic Parenting of Teens. We’ll be taking about what vitalism is, how vitalistic parenting is different from traditional parenting, how discipline is handled, and why trust is such an important element of this approach.

 

Mary Lucas Flannery is a chiropractor, educator, professional writer and storyteller, podcaster, and marketer. She is the founder of the Art of Story Project, a business that teaches chiropractors and entrepreneurs to shape and deploy their most valuable stories to build their businesses. Mary came into chiropractic with a background in writing and the arts. After chiropractic school, she practiced in Wisconsin and Iowa, but then made an unusual choice to leave private practice and serve the profession by working in chiropractic college enrollment and marketing.  Mary is currently the dean of enrollment at Life Chiropractic College West, where she has lead the enrollment team to substantial growth in the past 8 years.

 

http://theartofstoryproject.com/

 

www.lifewest.edu

 

Apr 17, 2019
Dr. Bob Sears: The Importance of Informed Consent and Free Choice with Medical Procedures
56:39

On this episode we'll be speaking with renowned pediatrician Dr. Bob Sears about his own history as well as the importance of informed consent and free choice when it comes to medical procedures, specifically vaccination.

Dr. Bob Sears is a father of three, author of The Vaccine Book and seven other books, and co-founder of Immunity Education Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing balanced and complete information about vaccines, infectious diseases, and public health issues. He is also co-host of The Vaccine Conversation podcast.    

By having one of very few pediatric offices in Orange County, CA, that accepts families who don’t follow the CDC schedule of vaccinations, Dr. Bob has had the unique opportunity to observe how these naturally-minded families grow and thrive in today’s world. With the new threat of mandatory vaccination laws, Dr. Bob’s new mission is to ensure that all families worldwide receive complete, objective, and un-doctored informed consent before they choose vaccination and that people everywhere retain the freedom to make healthcare decisions for themselves and their children.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-vaccine-conversation-with-melissa-and-dr-bob/id1441700795?mt=2

http://immunityeducationgroup.org

Apr 03, 2019
Birthing: Past, Present, and Future
39:23

Today we'll be speaking with acclaimed midwife Ina May Gaskin about how she came to be a midwife, different schools of thought in birthing, and where she would like to see birthing culture go in the future.

Ina May Gaskin is founder and director of The Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee. Founded in 1971, The Farm Midwifery Center has handled several thousand births, with remarkably good outcomes. Ms. Gaskin herself has attended more than 1,200 births. She is author of Spiritual Midwifery, now in its fourth edition, and Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth. For over 20 years she has published Birth Gazette, a quarterly publication covering healthcare, childbirth and midwifery issues. She has lectured all over the world at midwifery conferences and at medical schools, both to students and to faculty.

Mar 20, 2019
Diastasis Recti
16:35

In this episode we'll be speaking with Dr. Beth McVey about diastasis recti, what it is, why it's so common, what can happen from it, and how to heal from it.

 

Dr. Beth McVey has a passion for treating pediatric and pre/postnatal populations, while still providing care for the entire family. Dr. Beth is certified in the Webster Technique and has her certification in chiropractic pediatrics. She completed her pediatric certification training (CACCP) through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and continues to spend many hours each year expanding her knowledge on how to help babies/children and pregnant moms. Dr. Beth is also certified to perform Acupuncture and has a special emphasis on post-partum patients. Her passion for helping the postpartum population, led her to acquire additional training in pelvic floor and core rehabilitation and complete her certification through the MuTu program. Dr. Beth has received training in nutrition and assists clients as they transform their health. She is a firm believer in the traditional food movement and is passionate about eating real food and maximizing health through whole food nutrition.

Mar 06, 2019
How Kids Benefit from Real Responsibilities
29:58

Today we'll be speaking with Laura Grace Weldon about how kids benefit from real responsibilities. This concept was highlighted in Laura’s article in the Summer 2018 edition of Pathways to Family Wellness Magazine and we would encourage you all to also check out the article there. Today, we’ll be talking about why it’s so important, that kids actually actually have real responsibilities, when the best time is for them to begin, and what skills and abilities will be developed through the process.


Laura Grace Weldon is the author of Free Range Learning, a resource-packed handbook of natural education. She’s also written two poetry collections, Blackbird and Tending. Laura works as an editor and writing instructor. Her background includes leading nonviolence workshops, writing poetry with nursing home residents, and facilitating support groups for abuse survivors. Connect with her at lauragraceweldon.com and the Free Range Learning community on Facebook.

Feb 20, 2019
Paradigms of Birth Part 2: The Benefits of Midwives
25:12

On the second part of this episode we will be speaking with Robbie Davis-Floyd, PhD, about standardized pathology vs. normalized uniqueness as well as the benefits of midwives attending births.

Robbie Davis Floyd is a senior research fellow with the department of Anthropology at the University of Texas Austin, and is a fellow for the Society of Applied Anthropology. She is a well-known cultural-medical anthropologist, international speaker, and researcher in transformational models in childbirth, midwifery, and obstetrics. She is the author of over 80 articles, and of the book "Birth as an American Right of Passage," and of the new anthology of her most popular works all revised and updated for publication in "Ways of Knowing About Birth: Mothers, Midwives, Medicine, and Birth Activism." Most of her published articles are freely available on her website, www.Davis-floyd.com.

MANA Database: https://mana.org/research/mana-stats

Feb 06, 2019
Paradigms of Birth Part 1: History and Technology
28:54

On the first part of this episode we will be speaking with Robbie Davis-Floyd, PhD, about the history of birthing and how technology has impacted how women give birth today. 

Robbie Davis Floyd is a senior research fellow with the department of Anthropology at the University of Texas Austin, and is a fellow for the Society of Applied Anthropology. She is a well-known cultural-medical anthropologist, international speaker, and researcher in transformational models in childbirth, midwifery, and obstetrics. She is the author of over 80 articles, and of the book "Birth as an American Right of Passage," and of the new anthology of her most popular works all revised and updated for publication in "Ways of Knowing About Birth: Mothers, Midwives, Medicine, and Birth Activism." Most of her published articles are freely available on her website, www.Davis-floyd.com.

MANA Database: https://mana.org/research/mana-stats

Jan 30, 2019
Pediatric Chiropractic, Empowering Moms, the ICPA, and more
34:18

On this episode we'll be speaking with Dr. Jeanne Ohm about how pediatric chiropractic came about and why there’s such a growing interest in it today. Additionally, we’ll be speaking about expecting moms having the birth experiences of their choice and some of the hurdles they face to get there. And finally, we’ll learn more about Dr. Jeanne Ohm herself and how she got to be where she is today.

Dr. Jeanne Ohm has practiced family wellness care since 1981 with her husband, Dr. Tom. They have six children who were all born at home and are living the chiropractic family wellness lifestyle.

Dr. Ohm is Chief Executive Officer of the ICPA and Executive Editor of Pathways to Family Wellness magazine.

Dr. Ohm is also an instructor, author, and innovator. Her passion is training chiropractors with specific techniques for care in pregnancy, birth & infancy, in forming national alliances for chiropractors with like-minded perinatal practitioners, in empowering mothers to make informed choices, and in offering pertinent patient educational materials

Jan 16, 2019
Parenting Power Struggles
33:49

In this episode we'll speak with Scott Noelle about the power struggles that can happen as a parent, how this shows up in different behaviors with their kids, and about how parents can claim their true power to create a more harmonious household while bringing forth the best version of themselves.

 

Scott Noelle is an author and life coach dedicated to supporting parents who have rejected control-based parenting methods and embraced an approach he calls PATH Parenting, based on Partnership, Authenticity, Trust, and Heart. Scott also advocates and writes about Self-Directed Education: a natural, non-coercive alternative to conventional schooling. He shares practical parenting wisdom through his book and blog, The Daily Groove, online at www.dailygroove.com. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his partner and their two adolescent children.

Dec 12, 2018
Preconception: What to Expect (and do) Before You're Expecting
26:56

In this episode we'll speak with Dr. Lauren Dodds about preconception, that is, the period before conception occurs, and how parents-to-be can make sure they have the healthiest possible pregnancy and baby.


Dr. Lauren Dodds is a perinatal chiropractor and owner at the Upper Cervical Chiropractic Group in Alexandria, VA. She gets to practice with her husband and business partner, Dr. Jake. After experiencing her own motherhood transition, she has been dedicated to helping other families during the perinatal period, through her Innate Babies program. For more information about her and her office visit www.innatebabies.com

Nov 14, 2018
Fever: Friend or Foe?
17:15

In this episode we'll speak with Dr. Mary-Grace Pennella of Stillpoint Family Chiropractic about fevers. We'll discuss:

  • What is a fever and why is it important?
  • What are some common misconceptions about fevers?
  • What is a fever really doing?
  • What do to for a fever and at what point is there a cause for concern?
  • What are some ways people can support a normal immune response?

Dr. Pennella or Dr. P as she is called by her practice members, is a brain based family wellness chiropractor who practices in Fishers Indiana at Stillpoint Family Chiropractic. She loves taking care of
the whole family and assisting everyone achieve that which is possible when the nerve system is free from interference.

www.drpennella.com

Oct 10, 2018
Introduction to the Show
02:11

In this first episode we'll take just a couple minutes to let you know what the podcast is all about and what you can look forward to in the future.

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Sep 27, 2018