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Well-Adjusted Mama

Well-Adjusted Mama podcastA podcast dedicated to educating and empowering women from preconception, pregnancy, birth, and through early motherhood on wellness lifestyle. The host, Dr. Laura Brayton, is a maternity/pediatric chiropractor and mother who has hand-selected experts in natural, holistic health-care specialties to shine light on options and choices during this exciting phase of a woman’s life.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Nathalie Walton

Empowering Women on their Motherhood Journey with Nathalie Walton

Nathalie is the CEO and Co-Founder of Expectful, a holistic wellness app for hopeful, expecting, and new moms. She is also the mother of her twenty-month-old son, Everett.

Nathalie has spent the last decade in leadership roles at Airbnb, Google, and eBay. She has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University. She is a Forbes Next 1000 Entrepreneurs to Watch and is on the Fast Company Executive Board.

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Dr. Laura Brayton | Elizabeth King

Hurdles of Trying to Conceive After a Miscarriage with Elizabeth King

Elizabeth King is a Certified Fertility Health Coach, Master Certified ICF Life Coach, Birth & Bereavement Doula and New Parent Educator. Her mission is to help people of all backgrounds conceive a healthy baby and carry to term.

After having 3 children of her own after the age of 40, Elizabeth believes taking a more holistic approach is the lynchpin to success when attempting to conceive. Now she has helped hundreds of women achieve their dreams of conception and parenthood in 20+ countries around the world. She supports clients through natural fertility, infertility, IVF, miscarriage loss, early pregnancy PTSD, and new parent support.

With over 20K followers on Instagram, Elizabeth is the host of Podcast, Pretty Little Tribe. For her expertise, she has been featured on ABC, in Parade Magazine, Thrive Global, Authority Magazine, Business Innovators and on podcasts, The Transition Channel, The Bachelor to the Burbs and she is a contributor to the book Naturally Conceived.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Deb Flashenberg

Finding Autonomy in Pregnancy and Birth with Deb Flashenberg

Deb Flashenberg is the founder and director of the Prenatal Yoga Center in NYC. Along with being a prenatal yoga teacher, she is also a labor support doula, Lamaze childbirth educator, mother of two and self proclaimed “birth and anatomy geek.”

Deb received her first vinyasa yoga certification with Shiva Rea and then added to her education by completing the OM Yoga advanced yoga teacher training with Cyndi Lee.

After the challenging birth of her first child, Deb became incredibly interested in pelvic health and has since earned her Pelvic Floor Yoga Certification with Leslie Howard.

For the past 4 years, Deb has also greatly enjoyed being the host of the podcast, Yoga | Birth | Babies, where she speaks with some of the world’s leading experts in pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and parenthood.

You can find out more at https://prenatalyogacenter.com/

Dr. Laura Brayton | Nagina Abdullah

Metabolism-Boosting Routines for Busy Mamas with Nagina Abdullah

Nagina Abdullah is a health coach for female professionals, corporate executives, and 7-figure entrepreneurs and founder of the website MasalaBody.com. She teaches tested and perfected metabolism-boosting strategies to help women lose 20-40 pounds while working 60+ hours a week even if they have tried everything.

Nagina has a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley, an MBA from NYU Stern AND worked for a top 4 consulting firm as a management consultant before starting her health coaching business.

She has been featured in Health.com, Business Insider, People.com, and many more!

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Dr. Laura Brayton | Jaguar Womban

Wombnation with Jaguar Womban

Jaguar Womban is a multidimensional healing artist, Medicine Womban and Visionary Mother of The WombNation. She is an intuitive herbalist, ancestral channel, poet and teacher who shares ways to connect to Mother Earth using plant medicine and ceremony. In both her private TEAsessions and The Circle of Light womban circle, Jaguar teaches how to use the unique self-care ritual of WombSteaming as a Ritual of Prayer and a Sacred Tool to awaken our innate Womb Wisdom and Divine Internal Guidance

Jaguar’s journey into the mystical began when she was struck by a car while on foot and had a Death Experience (NDE) that left her in a coma with a diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury. This began her healing journey of relearning walking, talking, reading, writing and social skills. She was first shuffled through traditional
western medicine and rehabilitation and after not attaining the healing she desired, sought out a path of her ancestral traditions.

On her journey, she experienced a solo pilgrimage of spiritual and physical transformation and formed The Light House Vibration to bring the power of these life-changing rituals and her unique Jaguar Medicine to womb carriers worldwide.

Jaguar is a Yoga Alliance certified Hatha Yoga instructor, Kemetic (Ancient Egyptian) Yoga instructor, Thai Yoga bodywork practitioner and attuned Healer. She has an MA in Creative Writing/Poetry and is a published, poet and powerful performer. In both her healing work and creative expression, she incorporates her study and practice of Shamanism, Sanskrit mantra, sound healing, breathwork, ancestral plant medicine, movement, and ceremony.

She works individually and in groups worldwide. For more information, check out her website at www.wombnation.org.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Melissa Salmeron

How Prioritizing Your Self-Care Will Enhance Your Entire Family’s Life with Melissa Salmeron

As a Certified Master Life Coach, Melissa Salmeron helps other moms give themselves the space they need to defeat overwhelm, step into their power, and show up as their true selves through the power of the CARE Method.

It’s not about what everyone else is doing, what the world thinks you should do, or how you think you should be. It’s about connecting with who you are and defining motherhood for yourself. For more information, check out her website at www.melissasalmeron.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Rachel Redmond

The Yin Way with Rachel Redmond

Expert in ancient Eastern medical traditions, Rachel Redmond, is on a mission to help every woman she meets learn how to simplify their self care regimen.

Rachel is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Ayurvedic practitioner specializing in women’s health and self-care. She is the Founder of The Yin Way, an online program designed to help busy women and moms simplify their self-care so that they can lead productive, fulfilling lives without burning out.

She’s also a wife, toddler-mom, and has a golden retriever named Honey.

To learn more about her work and The Yin Way program, visit her website www.rachel-redmond.com or find her on Instagram @rachel.e.redmond.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Mollie Busino

Processing the Unimaginable: Pregnancy and Infant Loss with Mollie Busino, MSW, LCSW

Mollie Busino, MSW LCSW is the Founder and Director of Mindful Power LLC, a group psychotherapy practice located in Hoboken. She specializes in CBT with a focus in Fertility Reproductive Mental Health, including pregnancy, fertility, and postpartum challenges. Mollie is an executive board member for Postpartum Support International and an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Health.

In addition to her work in the Female Reproductive Realm, Mollie also provides coaching and therapeutic support for entrepreneurs, OCD, and Anxiety.

For more information, please check out her website at www.mindfulpower.net.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Daniel DeBaun

Protecting Yourself and Your Family from EMF Radiation with Daniel DeBaun

Daniel DeBaun is an internationally recognized expert in EMF radiation, EMF shielding, and EMF-related health issues with special focus on the effect of exposure from mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, and cell phones. Daniel’s concern regarding the health impact of EMF emissions grew from over thirty years of engineering experience in the telecommunications industry, where he held a variety of executive positions at SAIC, Telcordia, AT&T, and Bell Labs. He is the co-author of Radiation Nation: The Fallout of Modern Technology.

For more information, check out his website at DefenderShield.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Scott A. Siegel, MD, DDS

Tethered Oral Tissues with Dr. Scott Siegel, MD, DDS

Scott A. Siegel, MD, DDS, FACS, FICS, FAAP is a board certified, dual degree MD, DDS, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Dr. Siegel is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, International College of Surgeons, and the first oral and maxillofacial surgeon awarded Fellowship to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Siegel is also an active member of numerous medical and dental professional organizations. Dr. Siegel has over 25 years experience as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and has devoted the past 20 years to treatment of issues related to tethered oral tissues, he has performed over 30,000 tethered oral tissue surgical procedures to date.

Educated at the State University of New York at Stony Brook Schools of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Siegel maintains a private practice based in New York City and Long Island, NY.

Dr. Siegel is internationally recognized as a pioneering laser TOTs surgeon. During his surgical residency and in private practice Dr. Siegel was mentored by world renowned pediatric surgeon and tongue-tie pioneer Elizabeth “Betty” Coryllos, MD, FACS, FRCS, FAAP. Dr. Siegel has been treating TOTs patients for the past 20 years ranging from infants to adults. Dr. Siegel lectures internationally and conducts clinical research and publishes in various areas related to TOTs including aerodigestive disorders related to TOTs such as Aerophagia Induced Reflux (AIR). Dr. Siegel is currently working as a clinical investigator in two major IRB approved clinical research projects.

Dr. Siegel is working in collaboration with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University and Tel Aviv University in understanding the kinematics of tongue movement in infants, children and adults with ankyloglossia. Dr. Siegel is also working with the Child Development Lab, City University of New York investigating objective parameters of infant sleep before and after lingual frenectomy.


Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Ashton Fortin Higgins

Exclusive Pumping Institute with Dr. Ashton Fortin Higgins

Dr. Ashton Fortin Higgins, Ph.D. is the Founder and Educator at the Exclusive Pumping Institute. The Institute focuses on the education and training of exclusively pumping breast milk. Dr. Ashton obtained her Ph.D. and M.Ed. in Human Sexuality Studies from Widener University where her research focused on HIV education. Dr. Ashton received her 90+ breastfeeding education hours from Mohawk College.

She specifically consults with exclusive pumping individuals to establish proper breast flange sizing, appropriate scheduling and other concerns relating solely to exclusive pumping. Dr. Ashton also provides education and training to lactation health professionals to better understand exclusive pumping, as it differs from at breast consultations. She is passionate about exclusive pumping advocacy, and seeks a level of acceptance for exclusive pumpers in that exclusive pumping is a valid feeding choice for infants in addition to nursing, supplementing, and formula.

You can learn more at www.exclusivepumpinginstitute.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Kathia Roberts

Ancient Teachings for the Modern Motherhood Journey with Dr. Kathia Roberts

Dr. Kathia, PhD, ND, D.Phyt, NIMH, is an International Speaker, Naturopathic Doctor, Medicine Woman, Herbalist, Sound Healer and Spiritual Teacher.

She lovingly facilitates transformative tours to Egypt, hosting a supportive community and soul deepening through her Soar Mystery School. Her own awakening journey has resulted in a shift in her clinical practice over the last 17 years to focus more on healing ceremonies, sound journeys, motherhood initiations, womb healings, women’s circles, shadow and inner child work, and mythological archetypal exploration.

For more information visit her website at www.DrKathia.com or her Instagram at @frequency_alchemist.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Sandy Gluckman

Healthy Parenting to Raise Emotionally-Resilient Children with Dr. Sandy Gluckman

Dr. Sandy Gluckman describes her quest as saving the next generation from a growing explosion of learning, behavior and mood problems. Her work is rooted in the science that shows that children will thrive when parents thrive. Dr. Sandy empowers parents to raise healthy, resilient, confident children primed for success, by showing them how to first heal themselves.

Dr. Gluckman is sought after for her expertise on a range of children’s challenges such as Anxiety, Defiance, Emotional Resilience, Self-Worth, Screen Addiction, Stress as a Survival Mechanism and the Sensitive Child.

Rather than offering quick-fix, superficial solutions to these complex issues, Dr. Sandy uses science to teach parents how to create the kind of parent-child neurochemistry that prevents and heals these problems.

She is the founder of a private practice, Parenting That Heals, where she consults with couples, families and children. Dr. Sandy’s work is based on her unique blend of her studies in Functional Medicine, Interpersonal Neurobiology and Psychology, woven together with her own insights and experience.

She has consulted with, and trained, thousands of parents and teachers in different parts of the world. Her signature programs, called, “Parenting That Heals,” and “Teaching That Heals the Brain,” are presented in live workshops, as well as online.

Dr. Sandy is the author of, Parents Take Charge: Healing Learning, Behavior and Mood Challenges Without Medication, and Who’s in the Driver’s Seat: Leading with Spirit.

Visit her website at www.drsandygluckman.com for more information.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Donna Papania

Ayurvedic Yoga for Birth Process Support with Donna Papania

Donna Papania is a nationally renowned Ayurvedic Practitioner, Educator and Yoga Instructor of 20 years. She holds a Master’s degree in Nutrition, Bachelor’s degrees in Nutrition and Exercise Science, is a certified e-RYT 500, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist and is a certified Reiki Master and Ayurvedic Energy Point Therapist.

Donna spent 10 years in the desert of New Mexico studying with and working for Dr. Vasant Lad, where she assisted Dr. Lad in the Pancha Karma (Cleansing) Department as his assistant consultant and therapist. She taught Ayurvedic Diet and Lifestyle classes at The Ayurvedic Institute and served as the head of the Ayuryoga department. She is a mama to three, a beach lover and is fond of Ram Dass’ way of thinking.

Her website is: www.ayuryogi.net

Her Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/thriveayurvedicwellness

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Phyllis Books

Understanding Your Child’s Brain with Dr. Phyllis Books

Dr. Books is a wise elder, having been a chiropractor and teacher for 40 years now. She has helped thousands of kids who suffer with dyslexia, ADHD, neurosensory processing disorders, and other learning and behavior issues. She is all about empowering moms to get to the root cause of their child’s learning and behavior issues and not to settle for a diagnosis that says you have to live with it forever.

She is a trailblazer in the world of brains, neuroscience and how we learn best. Dr. Books has taught on five continents and was awarded “Outstanding International Chiropractor” from her alma mater. With COVID, she is making her trademarked techniques available to moms via online and Zoom classes. She says she flunked retirement twice and here she is breaking new ground again.

For more information, please check out www.drphyllisbooks.com or www.BNTmamas.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Leah Crescenzo

Upgrading Your Inner Child with Leah Crescenzo

Leah Crescenzo believes the places in life that are causing you the most difficulty are places of hidden treasure and freedom. She believes your issues can be used to bring you closer to your truest self – your happiest, most fulfilled, and totally free self. As a hypnotherapist and transformational coach, she works with individuals to feel empowered, balanced and free by tapping into the transformative magic of the mind.

For more information, please visit her website at www.heyleahc.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Meghna Dassani, DMD

Pediatric Sleep Apnea with Dr. Meghna Dassani, DMD

Meghna Dassani DMD is passionate about helping patients with sleep disordered breathing get the treatment they need to live healthier, happier lives. Throughout Dr. Dassani’s career, she has gained invaluable insight into what it takes to implement those services into the practice and currently shares her knowledge and experience in her role as a speaker.

She is an international speaker that strives to leave audiences with the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver sleep apnea treatments. For more information, check out her website at www.meghnadassani.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Pritam Atma

Mystical Motherhood with Pritam Atma

Pritam Atma is a Nurse Practitioner, healer, mother and author. She wrote her second book Fertile as part of a series and follow-up to her first book Mystical Motherhood: Create a Happy and Conscious Family a Guidebook for Conception, Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond. She is deeply connected to bringing conscious children into this world.

She currently works as a Nurse Practitioner in a fertility center within the New York area, practicing Reproductive Medicine. Pritam Atma also works with women privately and in groups, helping them to apply the concepts of Mystical Motherhood and Fertile to increase their fertility and consciously prepare for motherhood. You can learn more about this at:

Facebook: Mystical Motherhood
Instagram: @mysticalmotherhood

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Joel "Gator" Warsh

Integrative Medicine for Children with Dr. Joel “Gator” Warsh

Dr. Joel “Gator” Warsh is a board-certified Pediatrician in Los Angeles, California who specializes in Integrative Medicine. He grew up in Toronto, Canada and completed a Master’s Degree in Epidemiology and Community Health before earning his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson Medical College. He completed his Pediatric Residency at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) and has worked in private practice in Beverly Hills before founding his current practice, Integrative Pediatrics and Medicine, in 2018.

Dr. Gator has published research in peer-reviewed journals on topics including childhood injuries, obesity and physical activity. He has been featured in numerous documentaries, films, podcasts and articles including Broken Brain, Dr. Nandi Show, CBS, LA Parent, and many others. He is also the owner of IntegrativePediatrics.com and the host of the Integrative Pediatrics Summit as well as a consultant for high-profile brands in the health and wellness space.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Laquita Brooks

Building a Tribe with Laquita Brooks

Laquita Brooks is a successful serial entrepreneur owning multiple Hair Salons over 24 years – and for more than 16 years, she has been a Realtor and Real Estate Investor. Along with her husband, she owned and operated a package and delivery company with nearly 2 dozen employees. Her extensive business experience and knowledge, combined with her humble beginnings, give her a unique ability to connect, empower and create results.

As a Life Coach and Motivational Speaker, she offers simple, direct solutions to some of life’s most challenging problems … believing that everyone has a story, and it’s where you go, not where you come from, that matters most. She inspires women to take the leap and “SHIFT”! To shift, she says, requires three things: giving yourself permission to be great; changing your surroundings; and clarifying your vision. Whether it’s through her signature empowerment events like, “The Ultimate Vision Board Party,” “Stop Waiting, Do It Now” Conference, “Finish Strong” Seminar or speaking to audiences around the world, the Motivational Maven is always ready and willing to help you push past your limitations and step into your greatness.

For more information, please visit her website at www.laquitabrooks.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Muse Lokajickova

Medicine of the Feminine with Muse Lokajickova, L.Ac.

Muse Lokajickova, L.Ac. practices revolutionary care for the generative systems. Muse has 15 years of hands-on practice weaving tools from western herbalism, indigenous medicine, and classical Chinese medicine. Her practice is built on her unique methods of uterine repositioning, internal pelvic floor manual therapy and holistic gynecological care that follows the guiding force of the heart and nervous system. Through her work, Muse has helped a lot of women both get pregnant and have healthy pregnancies and births!

Folks can work with Muse via distance consultations and her Sovereign Vagina Masterclass Series, a cannon of tangible tools for pelvic health that help women understand their bodies and take empowering action towards health on a daily basis.

For more information, please visit her website at www.medicineofthefeminine.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Randi Jaffe

Spinning Babies with Dr. Randi Jaffe

Dr. Randi Jaffe has been practicing chiropractic for over 23 years. After treating her first pregnant patient early in her career, she discovered her passion for helping women feel more supported both physically and emotionally during their pregnancies, labors and the postpartum period.

She received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL in 1997. In addition, she has a B.A. in Biology from SUNY Oswego and a B.S. in Human Anatomy, also from the National University of Health Sciences. She has taken numerous hours in continuing education in the areas of pre and postnatal care as well as pediatrics, always looking to add to her knowledge and increase her hands-on skills.

Dr. Jaffe treats patients of all ages, from infants to seniors, with a special interest in the treatment of children and pregnant and postpartum moms. She is caring and compassionate with each of her patients and emphasizes the mental, emotional and spiritual components of her patient’s healthcare in additional to the physical aspect. Dr. Jaffe lives on Long Island with her husband, Michael, and her two teenage daughters.

For more information, please visit her website at www.drrandijaffe.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Brett Russo

My Journey Through IVF, Unfiltered with Brett Russo

Brett Russo was born and raised in New Jersey. She graduated with a degree in business management from Bucknell University, where she also met her future husband.

After graduation, Brett found her passion working beside her twin brother and father for her family’s printing company, of which she is now the chief executive officer. She married her husband in 2015, and together they fought the hardest battle of their lives with their journey through IVF.

Brett lives in New Jersey with her husband and their one-year-old son, who enjoys meatloaf and responding with “Nah” every time his mom asks for a kiss.

The Underwear in My Shoe: My Journey Through IVF, Unfiltered

Dr. Laura Brayton | Etienne Peirsman

CranioSacral for Pregnancy and the Birth Process with Etienne Peirsman

Etienne Peirsman is one of the most respected CranioSacral Therapy teachers worldwide, and has been teaching for nearly 30 years. He is the founder and director of PCSA (Peirsman CranioSacral Academy) in the Netherlands, and originated the CranioSacral Professional Organization in Holland, and is an honorary member of The Dutch CranioSacral Practitioner Association (NCSV). Additionally, he taught CS at the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts and Bastyr University for nearly a decade. He now teaches at his new school, Peirsman Craniosacral Academy, in Tijeras, New Mexico. Etienne is also the author of the wonderful book, Craniosacral Therapy for Babies and Small Children.

As a meditator of over 40 years, Etienne Peirsman developed a unique teaching style over the past three decades that adds an extraordinarily compassionate and meditative depth to the methods used by the Upledger Institute and combines a practical, no-nonsense approach with the biodynamic style.

His specialty is the expression of the Heart, the long tide, and their connection to meditation and enlightenment. He has said “Drop the word therapy. It is not part of who and what we are. Face it, you are perfect and your heart is perfect”.

For more information, please visit his website at www.peirsmancraniosacral.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Nelli Gluzman

Achieve Peak Health For Your Family with Doctor Mom’s Immunity Protocol with Dr. Nelli Gluzman

After working with the sickest children in the hospitals in NYC, Dr. Nelli Gluzman found herself driven by the need from parents to help identify the root cause of their child’s illness (instead of relying on the typical “band-aid” solutions). She utilizes an integrative, functional, and holistic approach to medicine in her practice. This approach is one that focuses on the root cause of chronic illness in children, allowing for the complete reversal of symptoms and the elimination of long term conditions.

Her passion for this work comes from her desire to help each child find relief from their illness, allowing them to live happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives. It is the decade of this work that has fondly earned her the title, ‘Doctor Mom’.

Today she specializes in the atopic triad of eczema, allergies, and asthma and has continually been a featured speaker and writer on this topic plus more. Her love for this work is what drives her to give back to her community and pay the wellness forward. Doctor Mom has been featured with Buzzfeed, TODAY, Pace University and more! Check her out at www.blossompediatrics.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Reed Davis

Functional Testing for Women’s Health with Reed Davis

Reed Davis, Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) and Certified Nutritional Therapist (CNT), is an expert in functional lab testing and holistic lifestyle medicine. He is the Founder of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) and the FDN Certification Course with over 3000 graduates in 50 countries.

Reed served as the Health Director at a Wellness Center in Southern California for over 10 years and with over 10,000 clients is known as one of the most experienced clinicians in the world. Reed serves on the Advisory Board of the American Natural Wellness Coaches Board and the American Association of Natural Wellness Coaches.

He lives in the US and when not teaching the FDN Certification Course and helping his graduates build their private practices, he is usually found gardening or riding motorcycles.

For more FDN information, go here.

Dr. Laura Brayton | September Burton

Eating for Fertility with September Burton

September started her career as a U.S. Navy personal chef to 4-star Admirals, stationed in Sicily, Italy. She has since shared her expertise and passion for nutrition as a recurring guest on KCMJ 93.9 radio show, “Happy News Now” and developed a 6-week “Eating for Fertility” nutrition plan for prospective parents.

She is the Founder and CEO of “4-months-to-Fertile,” working with couples and mothers struggling with primary or secondary infertility and is the organizer of the first ever Colorado Fertility Conference.

September is passionate about living a life of purpose, helping others build and complete their families, and sharing her knowledge on the healing power of food. More info here.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Rachel Welch

Revolution Motherhood with Rachel Welch

Rachel Welch is a women’s health advocate and post natal fitness expert and pioneer. Her life-elevating fitness method empowers women with the knowledge and skills to understand, heal and embody motherhood from the inside-out.

Rachel works with all pre and post natal injuries, including pelvic + back pain, hip + wrist pain, scar tissue adhesions, organ prolapse, incontinence and diastasis recti.

With 20+ years experience teaching and studying human physiology, yoga, barre, Eastern medicine, and fitness, she has forged relationships across the medical and fitness industries. The women who come to her receive the best and most personalized recommendations for their bodies, because every woman deserves to make a full and active recovery from pregnancy and childbirth, every time.

Revolution Motherhood can be accessed live in New York City and On Demand through their App. Rachel also meets regularly with private clients in Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Holly Toronto

Love Your Body with Holly Toronto

Holly Toronto is a Certified Master Level Coach through Health Coach Institute and has 4 years of experience helping highly driven women build resilience to toxic beauty and diet messages. She uses an intuitive and spiritual approach that guides her clients towards self trust, confidence and Sovereignty over their entire being; body, mind and soul. From this place, her clients are able to make self guided decisions and finally live the life they desire in the body they live in today. For more information, please visit her website at www.LoveYourBodyHC.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Andrew Newman

Conscious Bedtime Stories with Andrew Newman

Andrew Newman is the award-winning author and founder of ConsciousStories.com, a growing series of bedtime stories purpose-built to support parent-child connection in the last 20 minutes of the day. His professional background includes deep training in therapeutic healing work and mindfulness. He brings a calm yet playful energy to speaking events and workshops, inviting and encouraging the creativity of his audiences, children K-5, parents, and teachers alike.

Andrew is a featured expert on Mindvalleys’ Little Humans parenting channel, been an opening speaker for Deepak Chopra, a Tedx presenter in Findhorn, Scotland, keynote speaker at Dr. Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline Conference and author-in-residence at the Bixby School in Boulder, Colorado. He is a graduate of The Barbara Brennan School of Healing, a Non-Dual Kabbalistic healer and has been actively involved in men’s work through the Mankind Project since 2006. He counsels parents, helping them to return to their center, so they can be more deeply present with their kids.

Nervous System Co-Regulation for Kids and Parents

Things get hard when your nervous system is out of alignment. Learn how to help your kids restore ease, flow and balance. Join this conversation exploring the brain body connection so you can reduce anxiety at any age. GET YOUR TICKET HERE!

Dr. Laura Brayton | Randi Zinn

Going Beyond with Randi Zinn

Randi Zinn is an author, mindfulness and wellness expert, podcast host and founder of the Going Beyond Movement and Beyond Mom. The Going Beyond movement grants women permission to step in, step up, and enter a curious dialogue with their life. Their platform offers: The Going Beyond Podcast, LIVE podcast events, community building events, dynamic social media storytelling, and retreats for women.

Randi is an ambassador for Athleta and has partnered with Deepak Chopra Homebase at ABC Home, Loyal Hana, WellRounded NY, HeyMama Co, SHE Summit, Appleseeds, SoulCycle, The Mother Company, and IntenSati and Physique 57.

She is a regularly featured expert interviewed by the media, and has been featured in Women@Forbes, HuffPost, The New York Times, Well+Good, MindBodyGreen, Elephant Journal, Cheddar, FOX5 NY, Great Day Washington, The Honest Company Blog and many more. She is a certified yoga instructor through Laughing Lotus NY and has taught since 2008. Randi’s book Going Beyond Mom- How to Activate Your Mind, Body & Business After Baby was published in September 2017.

Find her on Facebook here and on Instagram here.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Casey Urban

Health at Every Size with Casey Urban

Casey Urban is a yoga instructor, eating disorder coach, and anti-diet culture advocate. She is into helping people heal their relationship with their bodies one post, one class, and one workshop at a time. Check her out at www.caseyurban.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Heather Holmes

Changing the Perception of Clean with Heather Holmes

Heather Holmes is the President and CEO of Eco Balanced Technologies Inc. It’s P2 Probiotic Power brand of products was developed to focus on changing the perception of clean in order to protect our families, our homes, our pets and our environment against the proliferation of deadly superbugs, mold, fungus and viruses. By successfully commercializing several probiotic products that meet the needs for home cleaning, body care, pet wellness and allergy, asthma &sinus, P2 Probiotic Power is providing best-in-class products that should be part of any daily health and wellness regimen.

While Heather is the President and CEO of P2 Probiotic Power, she prefers to view her role as chief consumer advocate, health coach, biofilm educator and environmental consultant. She passionately embraces the full product line in her daily life and demands the highest quality products for her customers that assure protection of surfaces, barriers to harmful bacteria and healthier lifestyles.
Heather’s career to date has prepared her for this role. She has served in executive leadership roles in both large, multinational companies, like Medtronic and STERIS, as well as in many early stage companies. Heather’s years of experience working in medical devices and with hospitals, with seven of those years focused on infection control, have prepared her to make her company a leader in lifestyle, health and wellness products. Additionally, as a former national sales trainer, and with time served on a marketing advisory board, Heather knows how to effectively communicate and motivate.

In her spare time, Heather enjoys travel, fine wine, interior design, her dog, skiing, playing tennis, yoga, meditation, Zumba and enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

Heather has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Ohio Wesleyan University with a major in International Business and a minor in Economics and French. In addition, she has participated in specialized study programs in Geneva, Switzerland and in MBA courses at American University in Washington, DC.

Go to p2probioticpower.com and use the code WELLADJUSTEDMAMA for 15% off your first order.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Sarah Clark

Get Pregnant Naturally with Sarah Clark

When Sarah Clark was 28 years old, she received a diagnosis of premature ovarian failure. She accepted the diagnosis and had both her children through in vitro fertilization. Years later she realized the root cause of her infertility was a food sensitivity and later a gut infection.

Sarah is a certified life coach with accreditation from the International Coaches Federation and a health coach with training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

She is the author of Fabulously Fertile – Supercharge your Fertility Naturally. Her fertility coaching program, which includes functional lab testing, supports couples to make diet and lifestyle changes that dramatically improve the chances of a healthy pregnancy and baby!

On her Get Pregnant Naturally Podcast she shares that with functional medicine and natural fertility solutions we can eventually reverse infertility. Check it out on iTunes and Spotify.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Jennifer Variste

Working Mama Guilt with Dr. Jennifer Variste

Because her visits to her pediatrician were usually positive experiences, Dr. Variste’s desire for pediatrics began at a very young age. Later she fulfilled her dream and obtained her Medical Degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She went on to complete a pediatric residency at UT Houston Health Science Center. After residency she returned to practice in her hometown of College Station, Texas. Dr. Variste is grateful for the five years she spent treating the families there and for the relationships and connections she made.

This winter, Dr. Variste and her husband began their newlywed life as newcomers to the Spring, Texas area. As a board certified pediatrician her passion is to empower moms and dads to raise their kids to lead happy healthy lives full of precious memories and discovery. She desires to create the same positive experiences for her patients that she had with her pediatrician as a young child. Dr. Variste is thankful to be a new member of the team at Family First Pediatrics and is excited for the new relationships to be made.

You can find her website at www.familyfirstpediatrics.com and on Facebook here and Instagram here.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Julie Tupler

Healing Diastasis Recti with Julie Tupler

Julie Tupler is a Registered Nurse, Certified Childbirth Educator and Certified Personal Trainer. She developed the Maternal Fitness® Program in 1990 and for over 30 years has been teaching and developing the Tupler Technique® Program for women during and after pregnancy. In 2009 she opened Diastasis Rehab to specialize in the treatment of diastasis recti for women, men and children. Dr. Oz calls Julie an “expert” on diastasis recti and Elle Macpherson credits the Tupler Technique® for a 20 minute delivery and her fast recovery.

The Tupler Technique®, a research and evidenced based program to treat a diastasis recti, has now been translated into six different languages. Julie trains medical and fitness professionals all over the world in her proprietary program. Julie has written three bestselling books– Maternal Fitness (Simon& Schuster) and Lose Your Mummy Tummy (DaCapo) and her recent book Together Tummy (Mascot (2018). She has produced five videos on diastasis, and invented the Diastasis Rehab Splint®, Diastometer™ for measuring a diastasis, Corrective Connective Tissue Cream and TogetherTape™.

Julie has also developed an 18- week ongoing online support program for her clients all over the world. She is on the advisory board of Fit Pregnancy, Women’s Health Foundation and the Women’s Sports Foundation and Medical Fitness Network. She is a frequent speaker at medical and fitness conferences including the American Hernia Society where in 2015 she spoke on the non-surgical Tupler Technique® approach to Diastasis Recti at the 1st World Conference Before Abdominal Surgery to Prevent Incisional Hernia at the Hernia conference in Hamburg Germany Sept 2019. Her website is www.DiastasisRehab.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Adriane Stare

Elimination Communication with Adriane Stare

Adriane Stare is a Master Babywearing Instructor with more than 10 years experience, a Certified Postpartum Doula, Certified Lactation Educator, Cloth diapering educator, and Mom to two boys. Following the birth of her first baby in 2009, she founded Caribou Baby and Wild Was Mama, Brooklyn’s largest, hippest and most well-loved baby and maternity retail shops and class spaces. She has helped thousands of families learn how to carry their babies comfortably and parent with confidence, strength and intuitive wisdom.

You can always find her teaching babywearing tutorials on Instagram, helping parents in community clinics or in their homes, or hosting babywearing workshops for other birthworkers.

Find her at www.adrianestare.com or on Instagram at @ado_stare!

Dr. Laura Brayton | Jeff Chilton

Healing and Immune Benefits of Mushrooms with Jeff Chilton

Jeff Chilton, raised in Pacific Northwest, studied ethnomycology at the University of Washington in the late sixties and started working on a commercial mushroom farm in Olympia, Washington in 1973. During the next 10 years he became the production manager, responsible for the cultivation of over 2 million pounds of agaricus mushrooms per year and was also involved in the research and development of shiitake, oyster and enoki mushrooms which resulted in the earliest U.S. fresh shiitake sales in 1978.

In the late seventies he was a founder of Mycomedia, which held 4 mushroom conferences in the Pacific Northwest. These educational conferences brought together educators and experts in mushroom identification, ethnomycology, and mushroom cultivation. During this period Jeff co-authored the highly acclaimed book, “The Mushroom Cultivator,” which was published in 1983.

In the 1980’s he operated a mushroom spawn business and in 1989 he started Nammex, a business that introduced medicinal mushrooms to the U.S. nutritional supplement industry. He traveled extensively in China during the 1990’s, attending conferences and visiting research facilities and mushroom farms. In 1997 he organized the first organic mushroom production seminar in China.

Jeff’s company, Nammex was the first to offer a complete line of Certified Organic mushroom extracts to the U.S. nutritional supplement industry. Nammex extracts are used by many supplement companies and are noted for their high quality based on scientific analysis of the active compounds.

For more information, please visit www.nammex.com.

For a 15% discount on Jeff’s products, go to www.realmushrooms.com and use the code welladjusted.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Jeffrey Morrison

Preconception Cleansing for Women & Men with Dr. Jeffrey Morrison

Dr. Jeffrey Morrison is an award-winning medical doctor, leader in the field of Integrative Medicine, and champion of a nutritional approach to healthcare. His focus is on preventing and reversing degenerative and chronic diseases by enhancing the body’s innate ability to heal and detoxify itself. In 2002, Dr. Morrison opened The Morrison Center, in NYC, where he has used his successful integrative medicine and nutritional approach for patients with many types of medical conditions.

Dr. Morrison has an undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester and received his medical doctorate from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He is board certified in Integrative Medicine and trained in Family Practice and Environmental Medicine. The focus of his practice is Integrative / Functional and Environmental medicine.

Dr. Morrison is the author of “Cleanse Your Body, Clear Your Mind” and has made many television appearances, including The View, and written journal articles.

Visit www.morrisonhealth.com for more information. Follow him on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook, and watch his videos on YouTube.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Shakha Gillin

Raising Healthy Kids In Spite of COVID-19 with Dr. Shakha Gillin

Shakha Gillin, MD, FAAP, has been in North County since 1990. She attended UCSD for her undergraduate education and medical school. She did residency at UC Irvine and was the chief resident at Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach. She practiced pediatrics in La Jolla for five years and Encinitas for five years. She also worked at a private practice in Newport Beach and at the Rady Children’s Hospital Emergency Department.

Dr. Shakha Gillin has a special interest in preventative care, particularly healthy and active lifestyles for children. She was recognized by San Diego Magazine as a “Top Doctor” annually in their rankings for 2006-2018. She was recognized as “Best Pediatrician” by Ranch and Coast. She was the founder of the North County Pediatric Journal Club and is a Francis Parker board trustee.

She is a contributing author for AAP HealthyChildren.org and Crossfit.com. She lives in Del Mar with her husband Scott, a Pediatric Anesthesiologist and their son, Taj. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising and shopping.

Please be sure to use the 20% off discount code of “welladjustedmama” for Active Skin Repair at www.bldgactive.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Sara-Chana Silverstein

Moodtopia with Sara-Chana Silverstein

Sara-Chana Silverstein, a Master Herbalist RH (AHG), spends much of her time teaching women about the use of complementary medicine, a practice which integrates alternative and conventional medicines. She shows her clients how using herbs can help them become emotionally and physically stronger. Sara-Chana is also trained in Classical Homeopathy and is an International Board-Certified Lactation/Breastfeeding Consultant (IBCLC). She has helped over 18,000 babies successfully breastfeed and as a doula, contributed to the delivery of 450 babies.

She is also an author, columnist, keynote speaker, adult education teacher, community advocate for women and children, a wife and mother of seven children. Sara-Chana is a guest lecturer at medical schools to help doctors learn how to incorporate alternative medicine in their practices, which is difficult because alternative medicine has not been and is not part of their regular curriculum.

She recently published, “Moodtopia: Tame Your Moods, De-Stress, and Find Balance Using Herbal Remedies, Aromatherapy, and More” in the hopes to help give women the education so they can become empowered to be an active participant in their health.

For more information, please visit her website at www.moodtopiabook.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Melanie Howell

Hope for Pelvic Pain Conditions with Dr. Melanie Howell

Dr. Melanie Howell grew up in Bergen County New Jersey. She received her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry-School of Osteopathic Medicine. She then completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from NYU Langone Medical Center/Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine. Upon completion of her residency, she went on to pursue fellowship training in Cancer Rehabilitation Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where she focused on the treatment of pain, as well as the restoration of function during and after cancer treatment.

Dr. Howell is board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a member of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and a member of the American Osteopathic Association. She is also an active member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

In addition to participating in a research project emphasizing the prevalence of pelvic girdle pain, she has published peer-reviewed articles in both musculoskeletal medicine and acupuncture. Dr. Howell also co-authored a pelvic pain chapter in a pain management manual. Dr. Howell joined Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine because she is both passionate and determined to manage the discomfort and dysfunction associated with pelvic pain. During her medical training and as an attending, she saw firsthand how debilitating this pain could be. She remains dedicated to providing this very deserving patient population with options and improved quality of life.

In her spare time, Dr. Howell enjoys cooking nutritious meals and spending quality time with her husband, toddler and newborn son.

For more information, please visit her website at www.pelvicrehabilitation.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Denise Wiesner, LAc

Conceiving with Love with Denise Wiesner, LAc

Denise Wiesner, LAc, FABORM, is the author of “Conceiving with Love: A Whole-Body Approach to Creating Intimacy, Reigniting Passion, and Increasing Fertility.” The founder of the Natural Healing and Acupuncture Clinic in West Los Angeles, Wiesner is an internationally recognized traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, specializing in the Whole Systems Chinese medicine approach to women’s health, sexuality, and fertility.

Since 1994, Denise has treated and helped women manage challenges from menstrual disorders through menopause, and from infertility to pregnancy. Using a combination of acupuncture, diet and lifestyle counseling, nutritional supplements, and Chinese herbs, Denise has helped thousands of couples navigate the tricky, and often stressful, journey toward fertility, without losing their loving connection.

She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Kinesiology (UCLA), a Master of Arts in traditional Chinese medicine (Emperor’s College), and is a certified sex coach. She is board-certified by the State of California and the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM), and a charter member of the Fertile Soul: Clinical Excellence in Fertility program. Denise teaches professional seminars to medical doctors, OB/GYNs, and nurse midwives on the application of Chinese medicine in obstetrics and gynecology and has published articles on acupuncture and infertility.

In addition to a thriving private practice, Denise lectures at conferences, works closely with reproductive endocrinologists, and is a professor in the doctoral program in Chinese Medicine, Fertility, and Women’s Health at Yo San University. Denise enjoys leading groups for individuals and couples to help their fertility journey, incorporating breath, meditation, and education.

For more information, please visit her website at www.denisewiesner.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Lahana Vigliano

Healthy Living For The Whole Family with Lahana Vigliano

Lahana Vigliano is the owner of Nuvitru Wellness. She is a certified holistic nutritionist (and mom!) who works mostly with women and mothers. Her approach is to use whole foods as medicine for a variety of things including: hormonal imbalances due to new motherhood or other reasons, gut issues, weight etc. She also loves talking about healthy living for the whole family and how to do it in a way that is balanced for mama too! Her passion also includes entrepreneurship and how to adjust it all and stay healthy.

For more information, please visit her website at nuvitruwellness.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Stephen Cowan MD

Holistic Treatment for Chronically Sick Children with Dr. Stephen Cowan, MD

Stephen Cowan MD is a board-certified pediatrician with over 30 years of clinical experience working with children. He has a sub-specialty in Developmental Pediatrics and is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics serving as a member of the AAP section on Developmental Disabilities. He is a clinical instructor at NY Medical College and a member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. He has lectured internationally and is the author of Fire Child Water Child: How understanding the five types of ADHD can help you improve your child’s self-esteem and attention.

Dr. Cowan has developed a unique holistic approach to evaluating and treating children struggling with chronic physical, emotional and cognitive disorders that integrates the principles of Chinese medicine. He has a consultation practice in both Manhattan and Westchester NY. He is the medical director of the non-profit Tournesol Kids that envisions a world where all children are heroes, inspired to grow and discover well-being by celebrating their unique powers and learning to share them with the world.

For more information, please visit his website at www.drstephencowan.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Lindsay Mumma, DC

How To Make Intuitive, Empowered Choices Throughout Your Parenthood Transition with Dr. Lindsay Mumma, DC

Lindsay Mumma is a doctor of chiropractic, an executive at BIRTHFIT, and the owner of Triangle Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center. She and her husband Chris live in Raleigh with their two sons. She discovered a love for helping pregnant women during her first pregnancy in 2012, and recognized the lack of information and both physical and mental support for those going through the transition into parenthood. She now works to ensure appropriate resources are available to everyone she works with – near and far! For more information, please visit her website at www.birthfit.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Heidi Brockmyre

Chinese Medicine Perspective on Women’s Health and Fertility with Heidi Brockmyre

Heidi Brockmyre is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine. She has a decade of experience helping women grow their families. She’s supported hundreds of women in her clinic in San Diego, and thousands of women around the world.

She teaches women how to get pregnant a faster, healthier, easier and more affordable way with her online program, Fertility Activation Method.

Heidi loves teaching women how to renew faith in their ability to conceive and to take back control of their health and bodies.

For more information, please visit her website here.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Elisheva Schwartz

Honoring Individual Learning Styles in Your Child with Elisheva Schwartz

Elisheva Schwartz is the creator of The Dyslexia Quest Podcast and The Dyslexia Quest Parent Courses. In the past five years, she has birthed and midwifed a revolutionary movement of individuals committed to seeing learning differences as opportunities, not just hindrances. She has taught hundreds of parents who have taken her 8 week online courses, “The Secret Tools of Resilience,” that they can pass down to their children, regardless of how stressful the school situation can become. Additionally, her podcast hit number 29 on the Education Category of iTunes.

At her core, she is endlessly fascinated with what makes us who we are in the world, and how we can create learning and work environments that optimize for individual differences, holistic human flourishing, resilience and unleashed potential. For more information, please visit her website at www.elishevaschwartz.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Anne Margolis

Empowered Mother = Healthy Pregnancy + Birth with Anne Margolis

Anne Margolis is a Licensed Certified Nurse Midwife, Licensed Femme! Teacher, Certified Clarity Breathwork Practitioner, Yoga Teacher and practitioner. She is a 3rd generation guide to mommas birthing babies in her family. Anne has helped thousands of families in her 20+ year midwifery practice and has personally ushered the births of over 1000 healthy babies into the world. She has also guided countless human beings to heal from emotional pain, inner stress and trauma, tap into their strength and power, live fully and vibrantly, and reclaim their radiance, joyfulness, calm and overall sense of well-being.

Through her online childbirth course ‘Love Your Birth’, her online and in-person midwifery for pregnancy and postpartum support consultations, her birth professional mentoring, her holistic gynecology, Clairty Breathwork and Femme! experience offerings she infuses wisdom, compassion, inspiration, and joy into the entire process of women’s health care from teen aged years to menopause, as well as into facilitating incredible healing and wellness for both men and women of all ages. She also provides consulting to help you publish and launch your book!

Anne is a two times number one national and international best selling author of ‘Natural Birth Secrets: An Insiders Guide How To Give Birth Holistically, Healthfully and Safely, and Love the Experience’, and also ‘Trauma Release Formula: The Revolutionary Step by Step Program for Eliminating Effects of Childhood Abuse, Trauma, Emotional Pain and Crippling Inner Stress, to Living in Joy without Drugs or Therapy.’ Anne’s work, insights and advice have been seen on TV shows and movies including 4 episodes of ‘A Baby Story’ on TLC Discovery Channel, and the award winning feature documentary, ‘Orgasmic Birth’ and ‘The Human Longevity Project.’ She has been interviewed for multiple local, national and international radio programs, shows and podcasts. Anne has also been a featured speaker and expert panelist at distinguished events for Weil-Cornell School of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, RCC State University of New York School of Nursing, and Birthnet Association of Childbirth Professionals and Hudson Valley Birth Network to name a few. Anne’s Clarity Breathwork and Femme! healing movement workshops have been hosted at several yoga studios and wellness centers, including the conscious, high vibration and transformational community at The Assemblage in NYC. Anne is a proud founding member of The Health and Wellness Business Association, which was created to promote initiatives that support better collaboration, interaction and ethical business practices within the health and wellness business community.

She has midwifed mommas and babies for over two decades, and guides individuals to birth themselves as healthy and whole human beings capable of immense joy and inner peace. Her clients describe her as “passionate, sensitive, big hearted, and a playful ball of light.” When she’s not helping mommas around the world you can find her doing yoga (anywhere and everywhere), dancing, taking or facilitating powerful growth and healing workshops, traveling, enjoying family time and watching comedy. You can find her website here.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Karolina Belwal

Mothers Working Outside of the Home with Karolina Belwal

Karolina Belwal is an entrepreneur and a mother of two. She is a seasoned strategist with commercial, operations, and technology experience across industries. She most recently led People Operations for a large multinational company headquartered in New York. She’s a mother of two and decided she wanted to make it easier for other parents to get the support they need as they plan for and enter parenthood. She founded AfterThird.com to connect them with wellness providers who specialize in postpartum care.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Jayne Freeman

Support for Postpartum Mood Disorders with Jayne Freeman

Jayne Freeman, also known locally as “Mamarama,” has been working with pregnant families for nearly ten years in and around Jersey City where she has lived for 18 years. She is a certified childbirth educator, breastfeeding counselor and postpartum doula helping families with the transition into new parenthood. For more information, please visit her website at www.mamarama.tv.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Kim Vopni

Protecting Your Core During Pregnancy and Beyond with Kim Vopni

Kim Vopni is a self-professed pelvic health evangelist and is known as The Vagina Coach. She is a certified fitness professional who became passionate about spreading information on pelvic health when she was pregnant with her first child.

She is a published author, a passionate speaker and women’s health educator as well as a mom to two boys.

Kim is the founder of Pelvienne Wellness Inc – a company offering pelvic health programs and coaching for women in pregnancy, motherhood and menopause. She is also the co-founder of Bellies Inc, a company focused on improving births and postpartum recoveries with the revolutionary Ab System.

You can find her on-line at www.vaginacoach.com and www.belliesinc.com and on social media @vaginacoach and @belliesinc

Dr. Laura Brayton | Renee Pizzuto

How to Bring Your A-Game to Birth with Renee Pizzuto

As a certified birth doula and mother of three, Renee Pizzuto is passionate about motherhood and the sacred, life-changing journey that takes mothers and parents from pregnancy to childbirth. She believes the world should honor women during childbirth, exalting them for the powerful beings they are! As a birth doula, Renee provides evidence-based education, high-quality resources, and one-to-one support to growing families. This includes preparation and consultation during the prenatal period; continuous, on-to-one support during your birth, and gentle guidance during the postpartum period. She does this with love. She ensures your needs are met on an individual basis with dignity and compassion during this exciting time. For more information, please check out her website at www.tribeofmine.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Kelly Brogan

Own Your Self with Dr. Kelly Brogan

Kelly Brogan, M.D., is a holistic women’s health psychiatrist, author of the New York Times best-selling book A Mind of Your Own and the children’s book A Time for Rain, and co-editor of the landmark textbook Integrative Therapies for Depression. She completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University Medical College and has a B.S. from M.I.T. in Systems Neuroscience. She is board-certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and integrative holistic medicine and is specialized in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms. She is a certified KRI Kundalini Yoga teacher and a mother of two.

Dr. Laura Brayton

Becoming a Well-Adjusted Mama

Dr. Laura Brayton is back after a two year sabbatical during which time she had her son, Finley. She discusses what the focus of her podcast will be and the types of guest speakers she’ll have on the show in the future.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Guest on Dr. Noah DeKoyer’s “Beyond Your Wildest Genes” Show

The Power of Chiropractic and the Brayton Birth Method with Dr. Noah DeKoyer

Dr. Laura Brayton is a holistic chiropractor, author, and speaker, passionate about supporting the health and wellness of families. Dr. Brayton writes regularly on health-related topics and is a lecturer for various holistic groups, including at yoga studios, childbirth education centers, and new moms’ groups. She also continues to stay up-to-date and current in her field with frequent post-graduate seminars in functional medicine, nutrition, allergy elimination, pediatrics, and maternity.

In addition, Dr. Brayton has received certifications in Chiropractic Pediatrics, Webster Technique for breech presentation, Sacro-Occipital Technique (S.O.T.) and is an advanced level practitioner of Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET). Dr. Brayton is a BioEnergetic Practitioner utilizing Applied Kinesiology (manual muscle testing) to “eavesdrop” into the body and determine its current needs for health.

She is an active member of the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors, American Chiropractic Association, Hoboken Chamber of Commerce, and Past President of the Hoboken Rotary Club. She also raised over $3,000 for Team for Kids, which is a charity focused on addressing childhood obesity, by running the 2010 NYC Marathon. Dr. Brayton was chosen by New Jersey Family magazine as one of “NJ’s Favorite Kids’ Docs” in 2010-2016. On Labor Day 2014, she birthed a podcast called “Well-Adjusted Mama” to educate and to empower women preconception through early motherhood on wellness lifestyle. In November 2014, she spent a month in Bali writing her first book on the topic of birth and is excitedly awaiting its publication. For more information, please check out her websites at www.drlaurabrayton.com and www.braytonbirthmethod.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Reid Winick, DDS

Holistic Dentistry During Pregnancy and Beyond with Dr. Reid Winick, DDS

Dentistry for Health New York is a green and sustainable dental practice designed as a haven for overall wellness. Their whole body program of Sustainable Dentistry treats the patient as a human ecosystem. Patients from all over the country, seek out Dr. Winick’s personalized treatment systems for a second opinion regarding additional options in their treatment on how to save their teeth without painful gum surgery and extractions. Patients report that Dr. Winick’s sustainable wellness programs have virtually eliminated the need for them to have periodontal surgery, the need for dental implants and improved overall wellness. In addition, Dr. Winick has established a Sleep Disorder Breathing program as a way to help patients eliminate hidden inflammation.

Dr. Reid Winick is a national lecturer to medical doctors and other health care providers. For more information, please visit his website at www.dentistryforhealthny.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Jayne Freeman

Mamarama Speaks on Childbirth Education and Birth Trends with Jayne Freeman

Jayne Freeman, also known locally as “Mamarama”, has been working with pregnant families for over eight years in and around Jersey City, NJ, where she has lived for fifteen years. She is a certified childbirth educator, breastfeeding counselor and postpartum doula. Jayne has taught on MTV and for several pediatric practices & hospitals; she was a consultant for the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health where she directed the Postpartum Mood Disorder Initiative. In 2014 she successfully petitioned the PATH train to create better awareness and seating signage for pregnant passengers. In addition to working with families, she writes regular blogs for various websites on the topics of pregnancy, birth and new parenting. For more information, please visit her website at www.mamarama.tv.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Guest on Louise Kuo Habakus’ Fearless Parent™ Show

The Power of Pussy and Sister Goddess Activism with Louise Kuo Habakus

Inspired by the book, “Pussy: A Reclamation,” by Regena Thomashauer, Louise explores modern femininity. It’s time to take back what’s rightfully ours, the full responsibility and embodiment of our radiance, our power, and our joy. Mother Earth has been waiting for us. She knows it is the divine feminine that creates, gives, and protects life. The title is the portal and the message inside is even more provocative and revolutionary. Mama Gena has a recipe for true healing for what ails us. Heal the women, heal the world. What does the shame around this word, pussy and her sister the C- word, have to do with the reasons we push away compliments, play small, don’t ask, and keep a lid on it in a world where we feel worried and wrong? What does it matter if our culture does not honor grief, and her kinswomen: rage, longing, jealousy, frustration? What happens when we don’t feel our feelings as women? Find out in this special-edition episode which is also live on Fearless Parent podcast.

Louise Kuo Habakus is the founding director of Fearless Parent™ and lead host and producer of Fearless Parent Radio™. She is a bestselling author; runs two non-profits, Center for Personal Rights and Health Freedom Action; lectures widely; and has appeared in numerous media outlets, including ABC World News Tonight, Fox & Friends, and The New York Times. Louise was a Bain consultant and a C-level executive in the financial services industry. She holds two degrees from Stanford University. Louise is on the board of Focus for Health Foundation, and the advisory boards of GreenMedInfo, The Documenting Hope Project, and SHE Living TV. She is a certified KRI Kundalini Yoga teacher and the mother of two.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Ava Kyte

Mindful Exercise & Conscious Living with Ava Kyte

Ava Kyte is a fitness trainer, yogi, mentor, blogger, and creator of “Elevate” Full Body Workout with Relaxation. Her mission is to elevate people to their highest potential through self-knowledge, self-awareness and self-love. Ava helps clients achieve balance and weight loss which results in a higher quality of life/health and well-being.

As a former competitive tennis player, she has more than twenty years of experience in training and coaching. She works with private clients in Hoboken and New York, teaches group classes in Hoboken, NJ and she also helps clients remotely over phone/Skype. For more information, visit her website at www.avakyte.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Jenni Glad

Mindful Parenting with Jenni Glad

Jenni Glad is a certified life and mindfulness coach, reiki master, yoga and meditation teacher and a writer who originates from Finland and is now living and running her business in New York. She has been practicing yoga and meditation for fourteen years and she has studied spiritual sciences widely. All this has been very important in helping to find the long-searched answers and happiness in her life. She specializes in transformational coaching and mindfulness, helping people to change their mindset, their patterns, and their habits in order to shift forward with growth and awareness.

Jenni’s mission is to encourage others to live life to the fullest in their individual terms. When we make our choices consciously in the present moment, we start creating the happy life we want to live. Check out her website at www.jenniglad.com and join her free live Meditation Class on Mondays on Facebook here.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Earth Power

Good Birth Keeping with Earth Power

Earth received a B.A. degree in 2003 from prestigious Mills College (Oakland, CA) in child-development, with a prenatal and infant development focus. She is the founder of GOOD BIRTH KEEPER Doula Program established in San Francisco in 2005. Earth became a certified doula through Master Midwife Elizabeth Davis’ Heart & Hands program, an 80-hour plus midwifery education intensive in 2002 and later co-facilitated doula courses with Elizabeth Davis. She completed the Nursing Mother’s Council 60-hour breastfeeding counselor certification course in 2004.

Earth is a certified yoga instructor and registered with the International Yoga Alliance, 2010 and has practiced massage therapy since 1998. She has been featured in leading trade publications: “Midwifery Today Magazine”, “Mothering Magazine” and the newsletter for, “The California Association of Midwives.” She was featured in the acclaimed documentary “My baby, My body, My birth”.

Earth has been a guest expert on popular radio shows in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as a guest speaker at: Life West Chiropractic College, Palmer Chiropractic College, New College of San Francisco, Contra-Costa College and Hayward State University. Currently Earth maintains a private Good Birth Keeper Doula practice in both Playa del Carmen, Mexico and San Francisco, California. She has taught birth courses in California, Texas, Massachusetts, New York and Mexico. Earth has two daughters that were born at home and divides her time between San Francisco, Mexico and Connecticut. For more information, please visit her website at www.myearthpower.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Shefali Tsabary

Conscious Parenting with Dr. Shefali Tsabary

Dr. Shefali Tsabary is an international speaker, clinical psychologist and acclaimed author of the award-winning books “The Conscious Parent,” “Out of Control,” and “The Awakened Family.” She blends eastern mindfulness with western psychology integrating wisdom from both traditions.

Her first book, “The Conscious Parent,” has been endorsed by Oprah as one of the most profound books on parenting she has ever read. This book revolutionizes the parenting journey and allows us to transform our relationship with our children.

Her event, “Evolve,” takes place in NYC on October 21-23, 2016. This 3-day summit brings together parents, therapists and transformational agents for a weekend of growth, sharing and learning. Led by Dr. Shefali, the path is paved to enter a heightened state of awareness and insight that leads to a greater sense of self, empowerment and clarity. From this awakened state, attendees return to their families emboldened to deepen the connections with their children and families. This is truly an unforgettable event. She has kindly offered a discount for my audience of 15% off using the coupon code: 15OFF. Register for the event at www.drshefali.com.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Cathy Ospina

Postpartum Health with Cathy Ospina

Cathy Ospina is a Health Coach trained through Duke Integrative Medicine and a Childbirth Doula trained through DONA international. She is also a wife to her wonderful husband, Graeme, and mother to her beautiful daughter, Lua-Anu.

As a doula and coach, Cathy is passionate about working with new mothers through pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond! Her goal is to empower new mothers through education. Cathy believes that empowering mothers to be who they are and prioritize their needs is the best way to inspire our children to do the same.

Cathy currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and daughter. They are in the process of creating their dream life complete with building a country home and filling it with music, children, chickens, dogs, and other critters! Check out www.cathyospina.com for more information and to sign up for the Summit.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Benjamin Schoeffler

Medical Hypnosis & the Mind-Body Connection with Benjamin Schoeffler

Benjamin Schoeffler is a Medical Hypnotist with a private practice in Boise, ID. In his practice, he specializes in helping people overcome anxiety, sleep better, and build new habits. He does this by using a variety of psychological techniques, hypnosis, and practical neuroscience.

He is the founder of the website www.BrilliantSide.com which strives to empower people to change their lives for the better. On BrilliantSide you can find the blueprints to improve your sleep, reduce stress, begin a meditation practice, and find out how to change your brain. There is a vibrant community on BrilliantSide which can help keep you accountable, and a place where you can share your own successes and struggles.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Rachel Adams

Embracing Authenticity with Rachel Adams

Rachel Adams is the co-founder of Aitchison & Adams Real Estate team at Keller Williams Realty. She is currently ranked in the top 1% of all Realtors in Placer and Sacramento counties. In 2015, she was named “Wall Street Journal’s Top 1000 Agents” in the United States. Her team is anticipated to close nearly $50 million in sales for the year 2016.

When not actively selling homes, Rachel can be found traveling the US, coaching others on how to build a successful real estate team with a winning mindset. She has a love for public speaking and enjoys seeing the positive effect her experience brings to others lives. While real estate is in her blood, her greatest joy comes from encouraging others to lead their best life. Rachel often hosts Female Empowerment Masterminds, all geared towards “finding your power within.”

Rachel’s love for inspiring others, combined with her own unique and powerful journey, led her to create the Lost to Found 90 Days Book and Program. This empowering program leads people to live their best life. With her large and successful presence on Facebook and other social media platforms, she is excited to share this with people around the world, and is poised to create a global network of Lost to Found members who are committed to living lives of intention, great success and authenticity.

Rachel lives in Folsom, California with her boyfriend Ryan. Together they own and operate R&R Investments, an investment company that flips homes. They lead an active life and love all things outdoors. Rachel loves to blast great music, while creating a healthy meal in their newly-renovated kitchen. In addition to cooking up healthy meals, she loves to travel, participate in growth seminars, and serves as an ambassador for a local sex-trafficking non-profit. If you’ve had the pleasure of spending time in Rachel’s presence, you know that she loves deep conversations that end with a hug! She is passionate about living life to the fullest, and chooses happiness above all else. Please check out her website at www.lost2found90.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Elizabeth Morel

Low Pressure Fitness for Pelvic Floor Health with Elizabeth Morel

Elizabeth Morel is the owner of Little Movers PT, LLC. She graduated from the University of Scranton in 2008 where she gained her Masters of Physical Therapy. Elizabeth has concentrated on pre and post natal moms and babies since her clinical internships. After graduation, she concentrated on treating children from 0-12 with a wide variety of complex diagnoses. She is versed in many techniques including Neuro-Developmental Treatment as well as CranioSacral Therapy. Her current pediatric clientele is focused on feeding difficulties and post-frenectomy rehabilitation.

In addition, Elizabeth continues to focus on moms, both seasoned and brand new, rehabilitating the core and pelvic floor, and re-educating posture. The technique she uses is called Low Pressure Fitness, which is the recommended therapy for postnatal moms in Europe and Latin America but is new to the USA. Elizabeth also teaches the technique to other therapists and trainers around the country in order to share her wealth of knowledge about the importance of the pelvic floor.

In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new countries. For more information, please visit her website at www.littlemoverspt.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Morgan Rysdon

Alexander Technique for Pregnancy and Beyond with Morgan Rysdon

Morgan Rysdon is a nationally certified Alexander Technique practitioner, specializing in helping individuals make positive changes for personal development. A graduate of the American Center for the Alexander Technique in NYC, Morgan is the founder of Center Studio, a private practice which helps people learn skills to improve posture, alleviate chronic pain, and reduce excess stress and muscular tension.

Morgan offers both private lessons and group classes with a focus on building self-awareness and improving overall function of her students’ minds and bodies. Trained through The National Parkinson Foundation’s Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s™ program, she teaches at the JCC Manhattan’s Wellness Program in association with NYU Langone’s Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders Center.

As a mother she has had first-hand experience, watching the ease children display when learning to crawl and walk. It is this natural way of moving, easy and pain-free, that Morgan is helping her students regain.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Jay Warren

How to Assemble Your Birth Team with Dr. Jay Warren

Dr. Jay Warren has dedicated his career to helping people live happy and healthy lives. Born and raised in Southern California, he got his undergraduate degree in Biology from UC San Diego before attending Life Chiropractic College West and graduating Summa Cum Laude in March 2000. In his first year as a chiropractor, Dr. Jay helped run a busy, bilingual clinic in Costa Rica, which grounded him in his family wellness oriented style of practice. He then returned to San Diego, CA in 2001 where he opened the Warren Family Wellness Center and is happy to be celebrating his 15th year of practice.

Dr. Jay has served as a health & wellness advisor and writer for numerous health-oriented websites. He has written and produced his own series of self-guided visualizations called “Healing from Within” and has also authored the “Being Well Lifestyle Program” which is a comprehensive, self-guided, healthy lifestyle makeover program. Dr. Jay is currently working on a new online course for pregnant women called “Connecting with Baby in Pregnancy” that will be released soon.

Dr. Jay continues to work with pregnant women, infants, children and parents on a daily basis. He is a member of the ICPA and is certified in the Webster In-Utero Constraint Technique. He is the family wellness chiropractor and Wellness Care Coordinator at the Cap Wellness Center in San Diego, CA. He is the host of the weekly podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies”, where he talks to experts in the natural birth and holistic parenting field. He also likes to enjoy an active lifestyle as a surfer, a yogi and a volleyball player – although he’s becoming more of a runner now that his son, Niko, is 2 1/2 year old!

For further information please visit his website at DrJayWarren.com or CapWellnessCenter.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Inna Topiler Mooney

Hormone Balance for Optimal Fertility with Inna Topiler Mooney

Inna Topiler Mooney is a clinical nutritionist, Co-Founder of My Custom Cleanse and owner of Complete Nutrition and Wellness. She holds a master’s degree in Human Nutrition and is certified with the ACN, CBNS and AADP. After graduating from Lehigh University with a business degree, Inna entered the corporate world in the field of finance. However, by the time she turned 25 she began to feel sick, developed digestive disorders and was chronically tired. Not wanting to commit herself to a lifetime of drugs, Inna found a Clinical Nutritionist that was able to show her the proper way to eat and discovered many imbalances through various functional tests. Inna was able to take charge of her condition and drastically improve her health and wellbeing with health-promoting super-foods, high quality supplements and natural therapies. The effects had such a dramatic impact on her life, that she changed her career so that she could help others experience the same kind of success in their lives.

Inna completed a master’s program in human nutrition at the University of Bridgeport and went on to complete a food based program at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She got certified as a nutrition specialist by the American College of Nutrition and constantly maintains her degree with various courses to stay current with the newest research and continually expand her knowledge. Patients now work with Inna to customize a personal program of diet, supplementation and cleansing for their personal needs and goals. Inna works with all types health concerns with a special focus on stubborn digestive issues.

For further information please visit her website at completenutritionandwellness.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Alycia Kluegl

Optimal Fitness During Child-Bearing Years with Alycia Kluegl

Alycia Kluegl is an Exercise Physiologist, Health and Fitness Consultant & Owner of Empower Your Body Wellness. At Empower Your Body, they offer programs, products, services & tools which embrace accountability and best facilitate empowerment of one’s health, life & fitness related goals.

Alycia’s experience ranges from working in corporate fitness at Medifit, Novartis and Johnson & Johnson to Cardiac Rehab at Mountainside Hospital & Hackensack University Medical Center. She also helped devise the plan still in use at TSI (NY Sports Clubs) on how to best educate new fitness employees.

In 2002, Alycia started Empower Your Body Wellness. Since then, she has been featured in many local & national publications, such as Shape, Self & Marie Claire, as well as the best selling book “Buff Brides.” Alycia has also taken part in many workshops/lectures at several Fortune 500 companies & local groups, as well as created Empower Your Body TV which can been seen online and in over 2 million homes in the tri-state area.

For further information please visit her website at empoweryourbody.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Doni Wilson

Natural Ways to Improve Fertility with Dr. Doni Wilson

Dr. Doni Wilson, N.D., C.P.M., C.N.S., is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, natural health expert, nutritionist and midwife. She specializes in gluten sensitivity, intestinal permeability, adrenal distress, insulin resistance, neurotransmitter imbalances, hypothyroidism, women’s health issues, autoimmunity and epigenetics. For nearly 20 years, she has helped women, men and children overcome their most perplexing health challenges and achieve their wellness goals by crafting individualized strategies that address the whole body and the underlying causes of health issues.

She is the creator of The Stress Remedy Program and author of The Stress Remedy: Master Your Body’s Synergy & Optimize Your Health as well as the bestselling e-book Stress Remedies: How to Reduce Stress and Boost Your Health in Just 15 Minutes a Day.

For further information please visit her website at doctordoni.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Kelly Brogan

A Mind Of Your Own: Root Cause Resolution for Depression in Women with Kelly Brogan, MD

Kelly Brogan, M.D. is a Manhattan-based holistic women’s health psychiatrist, author of the book, “A Mind of Your Own” and co-editor of the landmark textbook, “Integrative Therapies for Depression.” She completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University Medical College, and has a B.S. from MIT in Systems Neuroscience. She is board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and integrative holistic medicine, and is specialized in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms. She is on the board of GreenMedInfo, Functional Medicine University, Pathways to Family Wellness, NYS Perinatal Association, and Fisher Wallace, Medical Director for Fearless Parent, and board member for Health Freedom Action and the peer-reviewed, indexed journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. She is a mother of two.

For further information please visit her website at kellybroganmd.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Heather Denniston

Webster Technique and Optimal Fetal Positioning During Pregnancy with Dr. Heather Denniston

Dr. Heather Denniston is a seasoned chiropractor with specializations in pediatrics, pregnancy and a certification in wellness chiropractic (CCWP). She is the owner of First Five Consulting, a consulting group that ignites passion and inspires first steps in chiropractors during their launch years of practice. She has also authored “THE THREE DAY RESET” a three-day transformation food plan that is completely doable. She is a national speaker, an avid athlete, health enthusiast and creator of WELLFITandFED an online health and fitness blog.

For further information you can always find her at WELLFITandFED.com. Sign up with your email address and receive Dr. Denniston’s health and fitness articles to your inbox once a week as well as receiving a free copy of her wonderful post pregnancy program, THE THREE DAY RESET.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Laura Lagano

Medical Uses of Cannabis with Laura Lagano

Laura Lagano is co-founder of the Holistic Cannabis Network and co-producer of the Holistic Cannabis Summit, committed to lifting the stigma about marijuana and moving the conversation forward by educating health professionals and consumers about this healing ancient herb. Laura is a registered dietitian/nutritionist who integrates her allopathic background with cutting-edge training in functional medicine, counseling clients in person in Hoboken, NJ, NYC, and online. Boasting years of experience in food, nutrition + wellness communications, as well as in health curricula and continuing medical education development, Laura possesses a unique combination of science and communications savvy.

Laura entered the field of functional medicine and nutrition organically — she followed the path set by her children. Raising a child with a seizure disorder and apraxia has provided Laura with deep insight into life as both a parent and a health professional. This experience and Laura’s own holistic health journey have informed her style of nutrition and health counseling. Her personal experiences resonate with her clients’ health stories, making the expression “I understand” more than lip service.

Laura holds a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from SUNY Oneonta and Master of Science in Nutrition Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she is currently a doctoral candidate in Nutrition & Health Education. She received advanced training in clinical nutrition and biochemistry from the Institute of Functional Medicine, positioning her to be among a handful of RDNs with board certification in functional medicine.

To register for the Holistic Cannabis Summit (from April 4-7, 2016), please go here.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Bridgit Danner

Hormone/Gut Connection for Fertility with Bridgit Danner

Bridgit Danner runs an online women’s health community called Women’s Wellness Collaborative. Through this community, she interviews experts in women’s health through blogs, videos, podcasts and online summits.

Bridgit practiced Chinese Medicine for nearly 12 years and has performed over 12,000 treatments. She is also a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner.

Bridgit became passionate about the online health space, and women’s health, after her own postpartum health crisis. In finding her first online coaches, and attending educational webinars while at home with a baby, she started to see the light through her own post partum depression and adrenal and immune blow out. She also delved deep into holistic nutrition, functional medicine and whole food cooking. She loves to share these tools with other women so they can accomplish all they want in life.

For more information about her upcoming online summit entitled, “Hormones: A Women’s Wellness Summit,” please go to womenswellnesssummit.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Bianca Chiara

Autoimmune Thyroid Solutions with Dr. Bianca Chiara

Dr. Bianca Chiara is a board-certified Family Medicine physician, completing her entire education, pre-k through medical residency, in her home state of New Jersey. Being raised by a chiropractor father and homemaker mother who cooked three meals a day from scratch, she was exposed to integrative healthcare practices and learned about the importance of nutrition and “food as medicine” at a young age.

As Dr. Chiara started her private practice, she realized her conventional medical training left her feeling void of the ability to truly help those with chronic illness and provide substantial preventative health strategies. In 2010 she started her journey with The Institute for Functional Medicine, an AMA accredited organization, offering evidence-based training for physicians in this field termed “functional medicine.” Dr. Chiara knew very quickly that she had found her path to answer the questions that traditional training had failed to address.

Today Dr. Chiara is extremely proud to be a certified functional practitioner, with what she believes are the tools to help patients uncover the root causes of their medical issues, as well as try to alleviate dependence on not only pharmaceuticals, but on herself, and all medical providers. She strongly believes in the patient-practitioner partnership and equal responsibility of both parties in the pursuit of health.

For more information, please visit her website at www.hobokenfunctional.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Susan Fekety

The Pocket Midwife with Susan Fekety

Susan Fekety, RN, MSN, CNM is a Yale-educated nurse-midwife, now retired after 30 years of practice. In the Portland, Maine area since 1995, she wrote “The Pocket Midwife: Affirmations and Thoughts for Healthy Pregnancy and Normal Birthing” in 2003, which has been enthusiastically welcomed by women and birth professionals alike. Susan holds a deep confidence in the power of every woman’s body/spirit to signal its wishes, desires, and dreams.

For more information, please visit her website at www.pocketmidwife.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Tammy Kohlschmidt

Thermography for Health with Tammy Kohlschmidt

Tammy Kohlschmidt is a Certified Clinical Thermographer and a frontrunner as a Licensed Dental Hygienist. She has a special interest in the Oral Systemic Link and in Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy using Lasers. By combining Thermal Imaging and Periodontal Therapy she has made connections between the mouth and body that address The Oral Systemic Link. Tammy believes the mouth and body share an ecosystem that must be treated as a whole to obtain sustainable health.

Tammy has intertwined her intuitive healing abilities and her love for energetic medicine as a Certified Body Talk Practitioner. She has also trained in Nutritional Evaluations using the Zyto technology. She has integrated Thermal Imaging, Periodontal Therapy, Energetic and Spiritual Healing with Nutritional Evaluations, as a better way for sustaining health and well being. Tammy believes that health and well being is a reflection of spirit, belief systems, energetic fields, body structure and body chemistry.

Tammy is a founding member of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health. She is a member of Dentistry for Diabetics, Centers for Dental Medicine, Thermography Unlimited, and the International Body Talk Association. She has co-hosted a national radio show on Sustainable Dentistry, she teaches and lectures on Thermography and is currently co-hosting the show Sustainable Dentistry- A Better Way with Dr. Reid Winick on Manhattan Cable, channel 57.

She continues to attend courses and workshops from The Holistic Dental Association, The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, Zyto, Premier Research Labs, Simply Vibrant, The Integrative Health Symposium, Chirodontics, IntegraMed Academy, Body Talk Modules, Carolyn Myss,Gabrielle Roth, Sharon Salzberg, Eckhart Tolle, Debra Ford and Krishna Das.Tammy’s free time is spent as a dancer, choreographer and dance instructor.

For more information, please visit her website at www.thermographyforhealthny.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Alisa Vitti

“The Hormone Whisperer” with Alisa Vitti

Alisa Vitti, HHC, is an integrative nutritionist, best-selling author of “WomanCode,” creator of the WomanCode System, and the founder of FLOLiving.com, a virtual health center that supports women’s hormonal and reproductive health. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Alisa has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, has a web series on Lifetime, and has been a regular contributor for CBS, Fox, Shape, Women’s Health, MindBodyGreen, and the Huffington Post. She is also “The Hormone Whisperer” for Yahoo Health and serves on their advisory board. She has presented at TEDx, Talks@Google, Summit Series Outside, Hay House, WIE Symposium, and SHE Summit.

For more information, please visit her website at FLOLiving.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Phyllis Books

Solutions for Learning-Challenged Children, Including Dyslexia with Dr. Phyllis Books

Dr. Phyllis Books is a pioneer in working with the whole body and its role in the learning process. Dr. Books is an author, educator, doctor and new thought leader. She is the founder of Books Neural Therapy™, a well-documented, systematic approach to dissolving dyslexia, ADHD, head traumas, and many chronic health issues. Her book, Reversing Dyslexia: Improving Learning and Behavior Without Drugs was released in 2013 by Square One Publishing. Another book about her work, House of Miracles, was written by Bernice Dotz. Also in 2013, Dr. Books released the world’s first online treatment class for parents, The Dyslexia Reversal System. In 2014, she added online and live classes of BNT ™ for professionals.

Her formal education includes an undergraduate degree in education and English from Michigan State University, a master’s degree in interpersonal communications from the University of North Texas and a doctor of chiropractic from Parker University. She has taught and lectured in the U.S., Europe and Australia. Her alma mater granted her the Outstanding International Alumni Award for her many contributions.

Dr. Books has done extensive postgraduate work in family systems, accelerated learning styles, energy medicine, neuroscience, pediatrics and nutrition. With a last name of Books, she says she is destined to be learning forever.

Her treatment success offers encouraging proof that the brain is changeable all the time at every age. Trained in both traditional and energetic healing modalities, Dr. Books combines keen listening and diagnostic skills to help you feel better than ever. She lectures and teaches on activating new potentials and possibilities in children…of all ages.

For more information, please visit her websites at www.drphyllisbooks.com and www.booksneuraltherapy.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Joy Sturgill

Naturopathy: Connecting Modern Medicine with Traditional Healing Therapies with Dr. Joy Sturgill

Dr. Joy received her undergraduate degree in International Business, Frenchand Music from Chatham College in Pittsburgh, PA and then worked for a few years in Project Management, first for The Carnegie and then for a language management firm.

Through her mother’s experience with ovarian cancer Dr. Joy realized the limitations of a purely conventional medical model and was introduced to the notion that there are alternatives out there. Unfortunately, it was difficult to find a qualified ‘alternative’ healthcare pracitioner.

Over time Dr. Joy’s job became unfulfilling and her desire to learn more about natural medicine continued to grow. She quit her business job and decided to pursue her passion to provide alternative care to those seeking it. Dr. Joy completed massage school and through that process discovered Naturopathic Medicine. This was what she had been looking for!

After completing 2 years of pre-med courses, Dr. Joy was accepted into the reknowned Bastyr University in Seattle, WA and 4 challenging, yet rewarding, years later received her doctorate degree. In the years since then Dr. Joy has completed the Energetix College of BioEnergetic Medicine and is a certified BioEnergetic Medicine practitioner.

Dr. Joy is strongly motivated by the desire to provide compassionate care and natural alternatives to those seeking health care to complement conventional medical treatment. She honors the uniqueness of each individual and provides support to each patient’s own innate healing abilities by employing both modern medicine and the wisdom of traditional healing therapies.

Although Dr. Joy is a licensable Naturopathic Physician, Pennsylvania does not currently license NDs. We are hoping this will change in the near future, however, as we have a bill going through the various levels of State legislature. You can support our efforts by visiting our State Association website here.

Dr. Joy also has certificates in BioEnergetic Medicine, Reiki, Reconnective Healing, and Matrix Energetics. She is passionate about examining all aspects of mind-body-spirit for the realization of freedom in this journey of life. On a personal note, Dr. Joy was recently married to the most amazing man and enjoys a full life with her 2 daughters and her husband and his 2 sons! The focus of her own healing path right now is awareness.

For more information, please visit www.wellspringwholehealth.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Gabrielle Pelicci

How to Successfully Transition Back Into the Workforce After Birth with Dr. Gabrielle Pelicci

Dr. Gabby” Pelicci, Ph.D. is a leading expert on Holistic Medicine and Expert Wellness Blogger at SheKnows.com. Dr. Gabby’s expertise is regularly featured in national and local media such as MSNBC, Huffington Post and Spirituality & Health Magazine. She has been designing and teaching Holistic Health courses since 2005 and practicing Holistic Healing modalities since 1999.

In addition to her academic experience, she has also worked for profit, non-profit, tech start-up and government organizations. Dr. Gabby has more than 2000 hours of training in Holistic Modalities and is certified in Massage Therapy, Healing Touch, Kundalini Yoga, Jivamukti Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation.

For more information, please visit www.gabriellepelicci.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Larry Palevsky

Nurturing the Spirit of Your Child with Dr. Larry Palevsky

Dr. Lawrence B. Palevsky is a board certified pediatrician who utilizes a holistic approach to children’s wellness and illness. Dr. Palevsky received his medical degree from the NYU School of Medicine in 1987, completed a three-year pediatric residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC in 1990, and served as a pediatric fellow in the ambulatory care out-patient department at Bellevue Hospital, NYC, from 1990-1991.

Since 1991, his clinical experience includes working in pediatric emergency and intensive care medicine, in-patient and out-patient pediatric medicine, neonatal intensive care medicine, newborn and delivery room medicine, and conventional, holistic and integrative pediatric private practice. Dr. Palevsky is a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, and Past–President of the American Holistic Medical Association.

In his current practice in Northport, Long Island and Manhattan, NYC, Dr. Palevsky offers consultations and educational programs to families and practitioners in the areas of preventive and holistic health; childhood development; lifestyle changes; nutrition for adults, infants and children; safe, alternative treatments for common and difficult to treat acute and chronic pediatric and adult conditions; vaccination controversies; mindful parenting; and rethinking the medical paradigm. Additionally, he teaches holistic integrative pediatric & adolescent medicine to parents, and medical and allied health professionals, both nationally & internationally, and is available for speaking
engagements worldwide.

For more information, please visit www.drpalevsky.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Shelby Webb

Benefits of the Blood Type Diet with Shelby Webb

Shelby Webb is a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a graduate of the American College of Healthcare Sciences in Portland, Oregon. She works with clients in person or via Skype and promotes a whole foods diet, avoiding environmental toxins, and moving more. She is passionate about avoiding GMOs, the healing power of probiotics, and eating right for your blood type. She loves helping those with hormone disorders, food sensitivities, or who have trouble losing weight.

For more information, please visit her website at www.webbwellnessconsulting.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Jennifer Lisimachio

Hope for Nursing Challenges with Jennifer Lisimachio

Jennifer Lisimachio, IBCLC, is a Partner of Mahala Lactation and Perinatal Services, LLC. and heads up the Northeast NJ and Greater NYC area. She operates the Mahala Breastfeeding Center in Hoboken, NJ. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and an accredited La Leche League Leader since 2001. Jennifer is a member of the Professional Liaison Department of La Leche League NJ, where her 14 years of professional experience and knowledge in current lactation research is used to support fellow La Leche League Leaders. She is a member of New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition, New York Lactation Consultant Association, ILCA, USLCA and IATP. She enjoys speaking at area conferences on lactation and infant development. In addition to organizing community World Breastfeeding Week events and fundraisers, Jennifer has mentored and trained Leader applicants through the application process.

Jennifer is a former fashion model and studied French and French literature at L’Université Paris-Sorbonne in Paris, France, where she lived for six years. Her passion for breastfeeding began in 1998 with the birth of her first son in Paris and followed her to New Jersey where her second son was born with many difficulties latching and coordinating suckling. Her search to understand and support her son’s particular breastfeeding challenges led to her interest in neonatal sensory processing and neurobehavioral approaches to breastfeeding. Her expertise in skin-to-skin contact and kangaroo care is frequently called upon within the lactation community.

Jennifer’s mission is to encourage, educate, and empower mothers and families through breastfeeding. She lives in Jersey City, NJ, with her husband, two breastfed boys and their Golden Retriever, Amber.

For more information, please visit her website at www.MahalaMom.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Eve Plews

Helping You Heal on a Toxic Planet with Eve Plews

Eve Prang Plews is licensed by the Florida Board of Medicine as Nutrition Counselor (LNC) and holds the prestigious title Certified Practitioner (IFMCP) by the Institute for Functional Medicine. Eve has practiced in her Sarasota clinic, Full Spectrum Health, for 27 years. She serves on the Medical Board of Advisors of the health science company Xymogen, Inc., has received the Robert Pierce Public Service Award for 24 years of dedication to the HIV support group, Healthy People with Aids, and hosts two Public Radio shows on Monday mornings: No Nonsense Nutrition on WSLR (96.5fm) in Sarasota and Alternative Health on WMNF (88.5FM) in Tampa.

For more information, please visit her website at www.fullspectrumhealth.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Riva Preil

Optimal Pelvic Floor Health with Riva Preil

Riva Preil is a leading pelvic floor physical therapist. After graduating from Hunter College, Riva practiced at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center’s (SJRMC) outpatient department treating patients with various musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. Riva’s passion for women’s health led her to create the Pelvic Floor Program at SJRMC, where she treated women with bladder, bowel, and sexual dysfunction. After her experience at SJRMC, Riva worked at a renowned pelvic floor physical therapy clinic in New York City where she continued to treat women with various pelvic floor disorders, including, dyspareunia, interstitial cystitis, vulvodynia, pudendal neuralgia, constipation, incontinence, prenatal and postpartum conditions, pelvic organ prolapse, and chronic pelvic pain. Riva has also treated pediatric bladder and bowel dysfunction.

In addition to using therapeutic exercise and manual therapy, Riva is certified in various modalities to help her patients achieve their goals. She received biofeedback certification in treating pelvic floor dysfunction from BCB-PMD. She is also a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) through the Academy of Lymphatics, allowing her to treat individuals who experience upper and/or lower extremity swelling. Furthermore, she is trained in Craniosacral Therapy to help patients with hyper-sensitized central nervous systems and disruptions in cerebral spinal fluid flow.

To complement her clinical experience, Riva hosted a pelvic floor radio show and writes a blog on women’s health. She is excited about becoming the founder and owner of Revitalize Physical Therapy, and she looks forward to having the opportunity to help many along their healing journey.

For more information, please visit her website at www.revitalizephysicaltherapy.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Vincent Pedre

C.A.R.E’ing for the GUT with Dr. Vincent Pedre

Dr. Vincent M. Pedre, Medical Director of Pedre Integrative Health and President of Dr. Pedre Wellness, is a Board-Certified Internist in private practice in New York City since 2004. His philosophy and practices are a blend of both Western and Eastern medical traditions. He is a Clinical Instructor in Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, as well as certified in yoga and Medical Acupuncture. His unique combination of medicine is best described as integrative or defined by a functional, systems-based approach to health. With his holistic understanding of both sides of the equation, he can help each patient choose the best course of action for their ailments to provide both immediate and long-term relief. His holistic approach incorporates positive, preventative health and wellness lifestyle choices. Dr. Pedre Wellness is a growing wellness platform offering health-enhancing programs, along with informative social media and lifestyle products, such as dietary supplements, books and weight loss programs.

Dr. Pedre completed his pre-med training at Cornell University in 1995, where he was honored as a Cornell National Scholar, the highest honor given to entering freshmen, and attained a B.A. in Biology with Distinction in all subjects, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He went on to receive his M.D. from the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1999, under a scholarship awarded by the Board of Trustees for his achievements as an undergraduate and future promise as a doctor. Upon graduation from medical school, Dr. Pedre’s training and aspirations brought him to New York City, where he completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2002.

September 11, 2001 was a day that impacted the hearts and souls of many. Having completed his residency in the aftermath of 9/11, Dr. Pedre felt a strong connection to this event. Consequently, he dedicated a year to researching the potentially toxic effects of the environmental pollutants on the recovery workers following this great tragedy. His work contributed to “The World Trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program,” which is ongoing at Mount Sinai Hospital in the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine. This program is an environmental medicine research project primarily focused on studying respiratory and psychiatric disease as a consequence of the disaster.

After this incredible experience, Dr. Pedre sought to bring his dream of the ideal medical practice to fruition. Convinced that the ideal method of practicing medicine combines the strengths of both Eastern and Western methodology, Dr. Pedre attended a yoga teacher-training in 2002 and underwent additional specialty training in Medical Acupuncture in 2003-4. With these trainings, he acquired knowledge of Eastern philosophy, meditation and the ancient healing arts in order to offer the broadest perspective and choices to his patients. Upon completion, Dr. Pedre could not find his dream in any existing practice, so instead of settling for less, he made his vision a reality and created Pedre Integrative Health in July 2004.

Dr. Pedre is a sought-after speaker and writer on sustainable health, prevention, and integrative and functional medicine. His expertise and informative commentator style has taken him beyond the boundaries of his private practice to appearances on the Martha Stewart Show, where he presented a segment on “The Top Medical Screening Tests” everyone should have, and to features on Sirius XM Radio’s “Doctor Radio” show, interviews on “The Gary Null Show” on Progressive Radio Networks, and guest blogs on Ecomii and Yahoo! Green, Yahoo!’s leading wellness blog platform. He is also an activist on the issue of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas extraction and its potential impacts on public health and the environment, including water contamination and air pollution.

For more information, please visit his websites at www.pedremd.com and www.happygutlife.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Anna Cabeca

Hormone Balance and Its Mood Connection with Dr. Anna Cabeca

Dr. Anna Cabeca is a board certified Gynecologist and Obstetrician, as well as board certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, an expert in Functional Medicine, and an expert in women’s health. She specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and natural alternatives, successful menopause and age management medicine. Dr. Cabeca earned her medical degree from Nova-Southeastern University of the Health Sciences in Florida. Since completing her residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, she has maintained a private practice in Southeast Georgia.

Dr. Cabeca frequently lectures nationally and internationally regarding restorative health and women’s health issues. She is a consultant and trainer for other physicians in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Functional Medicine Principles.

Her belief is that the advantages of creating health and hormone balance are that we not only improve our own health, but also improve the health of our generations to follow.

She is the co-creator of the Sexy Younger You telesummit and the creator of the highly acclaimed virtual transformational programs: WomensRestorativeHealth.com and SexualCPR.com. For more information, please visit her website at www.CabecaHealth.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Allan Washowsky

Integrative Medicine for Common Female Disorders with Dr. Allan Washowsky

Dr. Allan Warshowsky is a maverick in the field of integrative, holistic medicine. Although conventionally trained, he is a leader in the field of integrative, holistic medicine, treating men, women, and teens. In practice for over 35 years, Dr. Warshowsky’s practice combines the best of conventional medicine with the latest in integrative, holistic modalities.

Dr. Warshowsky is a board-certified OB-GYN but no longer practices OB or does surgery. He is a founding Diplomat and Director Emeritus of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, a member of the American Holistic Medical Association, the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a respected member of the Board of Xymogen Advisors. He was a founding physician and Director of the Women’s Program at Beth Israel’s Continuum Center for Health and Healing in NYC from 2000-2003.

For more information, visit his website at www.doctorallan.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Eden Fromberg

Microbiome Health and Breastfeeding with Dr. Eden Fromberg

Dr. Eden Fromberg is an integrative, obstetrician/gynecologist, holistic women’s health specialist and osteopathic clinical professor whose innovative and engaging approach to reframing the medical dialogue and implementing effective health and wellness strategies with her patients and clients is unique and unsurpassed. Her practice in New York City and the Hudson Valley is a sanctuary for truly holistic women’s health care. Dr. Fromberg is also the founding director of Lila Yoga, Dharma & Wellness, where she teaches and curates programs and trainings for women.

Dr. Fromberg’s extensive and diverse background, years of clinical experience, dedication to caring well for her patients, and active interest in current research and innovation give her the opportunity to sort out complex issues and offer a range and depth of options to meet her patients’ needs. In addition to her expertise in integrative fertility, pregnancy, and birth, Dr. Fromberg applies a functional, structural, and biointelligent approach to addressing all areas of gynecology, and women’s health, and beyond. She creates unique, customized programs designed to encourage the body’s innate abilities and healing processes to flourish, addressing underlying causes and prevention in addition to symptoms.

Nutrition, movement, meaningful information, cutting edge research, alternative perspectives, and a range of potential options offer Dr. Fromberg’s patients the care, relief, and support they need while often avoiding the potential side effects and risks of pharmaceutical medications, synthetic hormones, and surgery. Dr. Fromberg takes a special interest in the complex areas of female pain, pelvic floor and sexual dysfunction from an integrative perspective. She helps women throughout the life cycle achieve optimal hormonal health, and is a bioidentical hormone expert.

For more information, visit her website at www.dredenfromberg.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Kristin Smith

Non-Toxic Skin Care with Kristin Smith

After spending nearly a decade of her professional career in front of the camera as a television news reporter, Kristin Smith went on seeking to help others. First, at the national nonprofit The Humane Society of the United States, and now with the mission-based beauty company, Beautycounter – working to get safe products into the hands of everyone.

As a mom of three (all still in diapers), Kristin is so aware of the safety of the products she uses on her skin and that of her family. And after finding out there are barely any laws regulating the multi-billion dollar beauty industry in the United States, she knew she had to take action.

The things she uses need to meet two criteria. They need to work, and they need to be safe. Beautycounter products meet those with beautiful, sparkling, flying colors. And now that she knows, she wants everyone else to know too.

For more information, please visit her website at www.beautycounter.com/kristinsmith.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Jennifer Araneo

Reiki and Womb Healing with Jennifer Araneo

Jennifer Araneo is a graduate of Villanova with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1999. She was part of the women’s rowing team as coxswain, and through her journey as a coxswain, she found her teammates responded very well to mental imagery and used the technique frequently throughout her college career. This was the beginning of her journey into realizing that the body achieves what the mind believes.

After college, Jennifer taught English as a second language in the south of Italy for a year and then returned home to pursue a career. Since college, Jennifer has always known that her calling was to help people find strength within themselves to overcome obstacles and gain confidence from within. The past four years have been a particularly deep learning process and through the help of a mentor, Jennifer found her calling in Reiki. Jennifer studied Reiki at the New York Open Center and completed Reiki 3 training with Reiki Master Joanna Crespo. Jennifer serves the Hoboken and Montclair areas providing Reiki to clients in need of healing and reclaiming their personal power.

For more information, please visit her website at www.redlotusenergyhealing.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Kirsten Falsey

A Journey Through Grief & Postpartum Depression with Kirsten Falsey

Kirsten Falsey was born in Elk Grove Village in Illinois and raised in Tucson, Arizona. She attended the University of Arizona where she was the recipient of an Alumni Scholarship. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and went on to become a Labor and Delivery Nurse. She moved to California and was a Labor and Delivery nurse for ten years, four of which she was a Charge Nurse. She became pregnant for the first time with twins in 2010. Then in 2011, right before they were born, Kirsten lost her beloved mother to cancer. While grieving over the loss of her mother, Kirsten gave birth to her twin daughters. Soon after giving birth, Kirsten started seeing a therapist, and eventually a psychiatrist, after it was realized that she was not only grieving the loss of her mother, but that she was also suffering from postpartum depression which eventually lead to stays in a psychiatric hospital.

Nearly two years after her twins were born, and with various forms of help, resources and therapy, Kirsten eventually was able to heal. She wrote in a journal throughout her entire process and those journal entries became the foundation for her book, “Hope and Emergence: A Journey Through Grief & Postpartum Depression.” Writing was a cathartic experience for Kirsten which made her cry, smile, and take ownership of her story. She hopes to reach other moms going through something similar. She hopes her story inspires and encourages others to seek help and let others know they are not alone.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Kathia Roberts

Seasons of Motherhood with Dr. Kathia Roberts

Dr. Kathia Roberts takes joy in her new role as a holistic mom while continuing her passion as a healer, naturopath, medical herbalist, and doctor of integrative medicine by empowering families with healthy, holistic alternatives in health care since 2004. She grew up in South Africa and began experimenting with herbal potions at an early age. As a teenager, she suffered from colitis from an eating disorder and was misdiagnosed with Tourette Syndrome. As a result, she was prescribed Prozac and Ritalin that caused multiple side effects. This life experience inspired her to help parents be mindful of having their child (or themselves) be defined by their diagnosis and to, rather, seek a holistic, mind-body-spirit approach to address the root cause naturally instead of masking it.

She has served on several statutory councils representing allied health professionals and continues to teach herbal medicine and mind-body therapies to other health care practitioners. She is the director of Seasonal Health Wellness Center and Apothecary in Hoboken, NJ where she dispenses customized remedies and formulations including herbal teas, homeopathy, capsules, lotions, oils, sublingual sprays, and more to address a wide variety of conditions. She facilitates mothers and mothers-to-be to embrace the Season of Motherhood with flexibility and ease by providing them with natural and holistic methods to cope with and adopt to this season. She also leads sound healing meditations to aid a peaceful mind by providing insight into daily struggles and encourage flow towards transformation. For more information, please visit her website at www.seasonalhealth.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Nia Reid-Allen

Postpartum Lifestyle Health Tips with Nia Reid-Allen

Nia Reid-Allen, founder and creator of the lifestyle brand Myrtle & Flossie, dedicated to helping women recover postpartum and overall women’s wellness, drew from her own personal experience being a first-time Mom in creating the company. Coming from an extensive fashion background via a fifteen year long modeling career, Nia was used to a very different, busy, and faster pace of life. Upon getting married, moving from Brooklyn to Jersey City, NJ and having her first and currently only child, Nia had an overwhelming feeling of insecurity as a new mom.

Realizing that there was a huge gap in the “maternity” industry with a very under-served market for postpartum women and its recovery period, Myrtle & Flossie was born in late 2011. Understanding personally the mental, physical, and emotional challenges that take place after giving birth, Nia wanted to create a company where new and established moms could go for resources, information, easy transitional fashion, and postpartum/women’s wellness services.

Now as a certified postpartum doula, Nia is able to offer a service component of the Myrtle & Flossie brand. For more information, visit her website at www.myrtleandflossie.com to view her products, services, and blog content.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Vicki Hedley

The Power of the Placenta with Vicki Hedley

Vicki Hedley is a certified professional midwife through the North American Registry of Midwives and a Certified Midwife through the American Midwifery Certification Board. She graduated from the National College of Midwifery in Taos, NM and is licensed to practice midwifery in NJ and NY. She has 18 years of experience having attended over 500 births in hospitals, birth centers, and homes. She started her midwifery journey as a birth and postpartum doula, doula trainer, and childbirth educator.

Vicki is the owner of Seventh Moon Homebirth Midwifery Services with locations in Montvale and Hoboken NJ. She also offers placenta encapsulation. For more information, please visit her website at www.seventhmoonhomebirth.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Niva Herzig

Pelvic Floor Healing with Physical Therapy with Niva Herzig

Niva Herzig PT, BCB-PMD, CMTPT is the owner and director of Core Dynamics Physical Therapy in Englewood, NJ. Niva received her Bachelor of Science from George Washington University in 1996 and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in 2003.

Niva has written several articles related to pregnancy and also to pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. She has had the opportunity to assist in several pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and pregnancy courses as well as be a speaker for grand rounds and other groups. Niva has received her biofeedback certification from the Biofeedback Institute of America (BCB-PMD). In 2012, she became a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT). Niva has attended abundant courses and conferences on pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and is always eager to continue her education.

She is a proud member of the Section on Women’s Health of the American Physical Therapy Association, as well as other associations. In November 2007, she proudly opened the doors to Core Dynamics Physical Therapy, A Pelvic Floor Clinic. Niva, originally from Israel, grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She is fluent in Hebrew and English. She currently resides in Bergen County with her husband and children. She enjoys being outdoors and active.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Patrick J Murray

Hypnosis for Empowered Birth and Beyond with Patrick J Murray

Patrick J Murray (Founder of New Motive Hypnosis) is a Certified Hypnotist / Sports Mental Performance Coach through the American Board of Hypnotherapy, as well as a graduate of the Paradox Agency for Hypnosis. A Member of the International Hypnosis Federation and the International Association Of Counselors & Therapists, Patrick is also an Exercise Specialist at Robert Wood Johnson Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center, where he is a specialist in rehabilitation training in a Cancer, Diabetes and Cardiac Program.

Looking for more ways to help his clients, Patrick discovered hypnosis, which he uses to improve the mental performance of a wide variety of clients: including, professional and high school athletes, moms-to-be, cancer patients, business professionals and anyone else who is looking to improve the mental aspect of their lives. Visit www.newmotivehypnosis.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Nancy Neiditz

Understanding Normal Movement Milestones in Infants with Nancy Neiditz

Nancy Neiditz graduated NYU’s physical therapy program in 1989, and immediately began an in depth training of the Feldenkrais Method. Several years later she became an Anat Baniel Method for Children Practitioner as well. A modern dancer and yoga enthusiast, she appreciated the creative approach to engaging and moving Children. She started her career as an adult physical therapist at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC. There she trained with some of the best neurologists and orthopedic surgeons in the country. In 1995, close to the time of the establishment of The Early Intervention Program, she began traveling throughout NYC to see children, ages 0-3 in their natural environments, the home. She mentored with the only other Anat Baniel Method Trainer, Marcy Lindheimer. Bringing some of her more severe cases to Ms. Lindheimer, she began her journey in learning how to approach and treat some of the most serious neuromuscular cases that appear in children with developmental disabilities. By 2004, with her fluency in Spanish and expertise, she was one of the lead P.T.’s in Washington Heights and Harlem.

In 2010 she created her course, “A Fresh Approach in the Treatment of Torticollis”. She teaches throughout the United States and has taught in Italy and Turkey. Students who come to her workshops are amazed to see the ease with which she moves them and gets them to learn better postures immediately. She loves to teach other PT’s and OT’s how to gain the trust and create a connection with the babies so that they literally melt in her hands. Their cervical tightness and habits change before our eyes.

She has worked with well over a thousand babies. She has a private practice in Demarest, N.J. and works in a public health clinic two days per week in Monroe, N.Y. For more information, please visit her website at www.nancypt4kids.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Annie Martens

Healing Diastasis Rectus Abdominus with Annie Martens

Anne (Annie) Martens is the owner of Bella Bellies. Anne took her experience as a personal trainer, pilates instructor, child birth educator, doula, training in Midwifery Assistance and a mother of three, to develop movement programs focused on women.

Anne is a Licensed Lamaze Child Birth Educator, and has studied as a Postpartum Doula with Midwife Vicki Hedley, and a Birth Doula with Sunday Tortelli. She studied and worked one-on-one with Julie Tupler from 2005-2007 and studied Midwifery Assistance under the direction of Midwife Pamela Hunt, Midwife Deborah Flowers, Midwife UmmSalaamah Sondra Abdullah-Zaima, Midwife Carol Nelson and Midwife Joanne Santana. Ms. Martens is a certified Pilates instructor under Kathy Van Patten (2003) and Bob Liekens (2005); is a certified Pilates Method Alliance Instructor, a personal trainer, completed her B.F.A. in Dance at the Boston Conservatory, where she graduated cum laude under Emiko and Yasi Tokunaga, and completed post-baccalaureate work in chemistry at Montclair State University.

Currently, Anne is providing teacher training through Bella Bellies® to maternal professionals and fitness professionals. She also presents seminars and workshops to maternal professionals throughout the country. Anne has presented workshops at the Pilates Method Alliance National Conference in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and has worked at Cleveland Clinic Instructing Child Birth Education and Stroller Moves®. Anne continues to work at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Hamot, instructing Child Birth Education and Bella Bellies® trademarked classes.

Anne’s passion for maternal well-being and techniques has inspired her to write The Bella Bellies® Book Series. The Bella Bellies Books address fitness during pregnancy, postpartum, menopause and beyond.Â
The book thoroughly discusses and reviews step-by-step instruction for the following

  • movement during pregnancy
  • movement for birth
  • preventing or resolving diastasis rectus abdominus
  • techniques to help prevent pelvic floor dysfunction and adaptations for pelvic floor dysfunction
  • core movement post cesarean section
  • techniques to help prevent osteopenia and osteporosis
  • and more

Considering the Bella Bellies Program is designed for mothers all exercises are adaptable to include a baby or child, in the Momilates® and Stroller Moves® books.

In terms of Public Relations, Anne is the featured speaker in “Prenatal Pilates with the Tupler Technique” DVD and has been consulted by several national broadcast productions and media sources including Web MD, Oprah.Com, Big Belli Productions, Disney Broadcasting, Baby Zone, NBC, ABC and CBS National Broadcasting and affiliates. Anne has been featured on behalf of Bella Bellies® in Fit Pregnancy, Ask Miss A, Kiwi Magazine, Expectant Mothers, Jersey Journal, Fox Online Magazine, Fox Broadcasting, Telemundo, Max & Fitness Magazine, on LX NBC (New York), and in several other popular media productions

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Larry Rosen

Integrative Pediatrics: The Whole Child Approach with Dr. Larry Rosen

Lawrence Rosen, MD is an integrative pediatrician and co-author of Treatment Alternatives for Children, an evidence-based guide for parents interested in natural solutions for common childhood ailments.
He is the founder of one of the country’s first “green” pediatric practices, The Whole Child Center, in Oradell, NJ, and serves as Medical Advisor to the Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center at HackensackUMC.
Dr. Rosen is a founding member and Past Chair of the AAP Section on Integrative Medicine and is appointed as Clinical Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at New Jersey Medical School. A graduate of New York Medical College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he completed his residency and chief residency in pediatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

Dr. Rosen has been featured on Good Morning America, CNN, and Imus in the Morning, and he is a frequently cited expert on children’s and environmental health matters. He is a contributing editor and pediatric columnist for Kiwi Magazine, as well as a contributing author/editor for several books, including Integrative Pediatrics, Green Baby, and Pediatric Clinics of North America: Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Dr. Rosen serves on many integrative health advisory boards, including Kula for Karma, HappyFamilies, the Holistic Moms Network, IntegrativePractitioner.com, and MarbleJam Kids. He contributes regularly to Huffington Post and MindBodyGreen.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Alicia Diaz

Ayurveda and Women’s Health with Alicia Diaz

Alicia Diaz, MA, AHP is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and thought leader in the area of women’s health and spirituality. Her mission is to help women embrace their divine feminine essence, unlock their inner healing power and be at home in their bodies. She has studied in India and the U.S. under the world-renowned Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Pankaj Naram and Dr. Claudia Welch and uses the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda to help women easefully align their cycles and their bodies with the rhythms of nature. Her clients experience reduced menstrual pain, enhanced fertility and ongoing daily rejuvenation, deep fulfillment and vibrant energy.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Penelope Jagessar Chaffer

Toxic Baby: How to Minimize Chemical Exposure During Pregnancy and Beyond with Penelope Jagessar Chaffer

Penelope Jagessar Chaffer is a multi award winning documentary filmmaker, writer, feminist, children’s environmental health advocate and global environmentalist. She is the first black, female director to be nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award. She has directed several well received pieces of work including “Shakespeare’s Stories” for the BBC, which was nominated for a BAFTA in 2006. She has also won over 10 awards for her British television work, including 5 gold national and international Promax awards and is a double BAFTA, Royal Television Society and Grierson (British Documentary Awards) nominee.

A documentary auteur, her films display a singularly unique perspective on the world we live in with The Observernewspaperem> in Britain calling her work “a joy to watch.” She is the director, producer and writer of Toxic Baby, which will be released as the world’s first interactive documentary app for the iPad.

Penelope has been named one of the top 100 Green Online Influencers and has been awarded the “Mom On A Mission” award by Healthy Child, Healthy World, the non profit named by Vanity Fair magazine as one of Mrs. Michelle Obama’s two favorite charity organizations. Penelope has given two well received TED talks, the first with Professor Tyrone Hayes on the effects of toxic chemicals on babies and children, which has been viewed over 300,000 times and the second at the influential TEDxBrussels.

A mother of two, she lives in Brooklyn, New York City.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Ariele Myers

Healing with Acupuncture and Herbs for Women’s Reproductive Health with Ariele Myers

Ariele Myers is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Board Certified Herbalist, and the owner of Ariele’s Apothecary, Hoboken’s Acupuncture and Wellness Center. While Ariele successful treats various forms of dis-ease in the body, from digestive to emotional to pain, her focus is on women’s reproductive health. She enjoys helping a woman throughout the transformational process of becoming a mother, from becoming pregnant and to sustaining a healthy, full-term pregnancy through labor and beyond.

Ariele has two sons, Leo and Jonah, who are constant reminders about the nature of balance and joyfulness. Since starting her own family, Ariele has been committed to helping other parents make healthy choices for theirs. Ariele encourages her patients to actively participate in their own healing process, empowering them to achieve and maintain physical, mental, and spiritual health.

When not with patients, Ariele can often be found in the Apothecary basement workshop, hand-blending oils and potions to add to her Artisanal Tea and Essential Oil line. For more information, please visit her website at www.arielesapothecary.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Denise Bolds

Role of Birth Doula: Helping Women Create the Birth of Their Dreams with Denise Bolds

Denise Bolds has been a resident of the Hudson Valley for over twenty years and is originally from Harlem. She is a successful single parent of a son who holds a master’s degree and lives in New York City. Ms. Bolds has earned her undergraduate degrees from Dutchess Community and Marist Colleges and she has a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She is also a self-published author, whose books are sold on Amazon, and Denise has her own Internet show: “Black Motherhood Empowerment” where she is both producer and host.

Denise has worked with women and their families for over sixteen years and she now owns her own business, Bold Doula. As a certified birth doula, Ms. Bolds continues to empower women, one birth at a time.

In her free time, Denise is currently earning additional certifications, is an avid reader, and she participates in several organizations and activities. For more information, visit her website at www.bolddoula.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Marc Sklar

“The Fertility Expert” Marc Sklar

The Fertility Expert is a recognized leader in the field of fertility and reproductive health. Marc is the creator of www.MarcSklar.com and www.ReproductiveWellness.com, and he’s the author of “Secret to Conception.” Marc has been studying, practicing, and educating others about alternative medicine for more than fifteen years in his clinics in Southern California.

After completing his undergraduate degree in Comparative Religion at the University of Florida, he experienced an illness and learned about Oriental Medicine while searching for the most effective way to recover. That experience was a catalyst to expand his studies of Asia religions to include Oriental Medicine. To pursue his interest, Marc explored the Middle East, India, and Nepal.

Upon returning to the U.S., he moved to San Diego to pursue and complete his Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Marc has studied with many prominent figures in Oriental Medicine, with additional certifications in the treatment of infertility and women’s health. He also trained at the Harvard Medical School Mind/Body Medical Institute.

Marc’s interest in fertility and reproductive disorders took a personal turn when his brother and sister-in-law struggled with infertility issues during the early years of their marriage. With Marc’s expert guidance, his brother and wife now have four healthy children in the form of two sets of twins. Sklar’s natural talents in this area has led to hundreds more successful births for couples who were previously struggling with infertility.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Stephen Marini

Vaccines and Normal Immune Function with Dr. Stephen Marini

Dr. Stephen C. Marini was educated in basic science and medicine at Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia where he received a M.S. in Microbiology and Immunology in 1976. Doctoral studies followed at the University of Pennsylvania and Pacific Western University with dissertation research on avian tumor viruses accomplished at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia. He received his Ph.D. in Microbiology in 1989. Vitalistic training and professional development occurred at the Pennsylvania College of Chiropractic where he received his D.C. in 1988. He served as professor of Microbiology at the Pennsylvania College of Chiropractic from 1980-1995 and as Academic Dean from 1990-1993.

As a vitalist trained in classical science and conventional medicine, Dr. Marini appreciates the role of energy/information on an individual’s health and healing process. He recognizes the need for a complementary, patient-centered approach to healing and health care options. Dr. Steve incorporates this knowledge and belief into his teaching of psychoneuroimmunology and vaccination issues.

Dr. Marini serves on the Boards of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), the Holistic Pediatric Association (HPA), and the Integrated Healthcare Policy Consortium (IHPC). For more information, please visit his website at www.marinichiroanded.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Laura Lagano

Pregnancy Prep with Laura Lagano

Laura Lagano, MS, RDN, CDN is a nutritionist and health educator who integrates her classic background as a registered dietitian with cutting-edge training in functional medicine. Laura brings a range of experience in the food and nutrition world to the table.

She entered the field of functional medicine and nutrition organically-she followed the path set by her children. Raising a child with a seizure disorder and apraxia has provided Laura with deep insight into life as both a parent and a health professional. This experience and her own holistic health journey have informed her style of nutrition and health counseling. Laura’s inspiring story combined with her nutrition expertise and communications know-how form a winning combination for her clients.

Laura has immersed herself in the world of food, nutrition, and healing for over thirty years and continues to do so. She received advanced training in clinical nutrition and biochemistry from the Institute of Functional Medicine which enabled Laura to bridge her formal nutrition education with functional medicine to provide integrative, clinical nutrition services. She will be among a handful of dietitian nutritionists certified in functional medicine. For more information, please visit her website at www.lauralagano.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Cathy Wendland-Colby

Five Aspects of Health Dr. Cathy Wendland-Colby

Dr. Cathy Wendland-Colby, D.C. is well known for her work with pregnant women and young families. She lectures around the world on the importance of improving our lifestyles because “Healthy Moms Equal Healthy Babies.” Her lectures take people out of their comfort zone by dissecting the medical model forced on our society and replacing it with the natural approach-the chiropractic approach-to healthy pregnancy, birth, and parenthood. You can see some of her work at www.educatedpregnancy.com and her YouTube station at DoctorCathy.

Her purpose is to educate as many people as possible how to live a healthier life because she recognizes that babies aren’t pin cushions, kids aren’t Guinea pigs, and no one should be treated as a human lab rat. She believes that every person has the right to experience life to its fullest potential without drugs, without interference, and without limitations. Her mission is to educate and lead our community to raise healthy, un-medicated families..

Dr. Laura Brayton | Suzanne Ausnit

Child’Space Method with Suzanne Ausnit

Suzanne Ausnit has more than twenty years as a movement educator and therapist, teaching yoga, the Feldenkrais Method, and most recently, the Child’Space Method. Prior to that, Suzanne worked as a journalist in Europe and the U.S., covering health, travel, food, and wine for a variety of national publications.

In addition to therapeutic yoga, she has taught various prenatal yoga and Pregnant Pauses classes in New York and New Jersey. Pregnant Pauses is a Feldenkrais program designed to help women with lower back and rib pain, sciatica, breathing and sleeping difficulties and pelvic floor issues during pregnancy. She has also taught yoga and Feldenkrais to children (ranging in age from five to eighteen) at three Hoboken schools.

As a Child’Space practitioner, she helps empower parents to enrich their baby’s learning through instructive touch, guided movement, and special face-to-face interaction. The process fosters enhanced mobility, self-soothing, vocal development, and deep parent-child bonding that will be treasured for a lifetime. For more information, please visit her website at www.childspacehoboken.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Lily Nichols

Healing Gestational Diabetes with Lily Nichols

Lily Nichols is a registered dietitian, nutritionist, certified diabetes educator,certified LEAP therapist, and certified Pilates instructor whose approach to nutrition embraces real food, integrative medicine, and mindfulness. She specializes in helping people with digestive issues heal from food sensitivities and in supporting pregnant women to have the healthiest pregnancy possible (even if, and especially when, they have conditions like gestational diabetes).

Lily also helps Pilates teachers love their bodies (and lose weight in the process) by ditching restrictive dieting habits, tuning in to their body’s inner cues, and indulging in real food.

Lily is the author of Real Food for Gestational Diabetes. Visit her website at www.pilatesnutritionist.com or www.realfoodforgd.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Madeleine Castellanos

Sex After Baby with Dr. Madeleine Castellanos

Madeleine M. Castellanos, MD is a practicing psychiatrist who specializes in sex therapy. In her practice, she uses a functional medicine approach, both physically and psychologically, in order to get at the root cause of difficulties rather than just chasing symptoms without true resolution. In addition to sex therapy, she provides bio-identical hormone replacement as well as functional medicine counseling to her patients.

Madeleine is the author of the Amazon #1 bestseller, Wanting to Want: What Kills Your Sex Life and How to Keep It Alive. Apart from her own private practice, Dr. Castellanos has appeared both on local and national television and has been featured in several publications including Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Fox.com, Salon.com, Cosmopolitan, Parents.com, and AARP. She also provides a wealth of information on sex and sexuality through her own blog, TheSexMD.com. She lives in NYC.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Latham Thomas

Optimal Wellness During Pregnancy & Beyond-the Mama Glow Style with Latham Thomas

Latham Thomas is a maternity lifestyle maven, women’s wellness and birth coach, on the vanguard of transforming the maternal and women’s wellness movement. A graduate of Columbia University and The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Latham is the founder of Mama Glow, a holistic lifestyle hub for women to explore optimal wellbeing.

Her practice provides support to pre/post natal women along their journey to motherhood offering culinary and nutritional services, yoga, and birth coaching services. She is co-founder of the Mama Glow Film Festival- a platform for maternal advocacy through film and philanthropy which launched in 2011 with Christy Turlington-Burns and Selita Ebanks.

Latham launched the Mama Glow Salon Series in 2012 hosting the East Coast premiere of “More Business of Being Born” and partnered with the Environmental Working Group to launch their co-branded non-toxic pregnancy guide. Bridging the gap between optimal wellness, spiritual growth, and radical self-care, Latham Thomas is emerging as the go-to-guru for modern holistic lifestyle for women during pregnancy and beyond!

She lives in NYC with her son Fulano and their turtle Climby. Latham’s first book, “Mama Glow: A Hip Guide to Your Fabulous Abundant Pregnancy” debuted at #1 on Amazon in November 2012. Latham is helping to green the planet one belly at a time. For more information, please visit her website at www.mamaglow.com

Dr. Laura Brayton | Lorraine Giordano

Operation Save Uterus with Lorraine Giordano

In September 2008, Lorraine Giordano was diagnosed with atypical uterine hyperplasia. Due to her history of unresolved health issues, she embarked on a quest to save her uterus from being removed–Operation Save Uterus–and reclaim her mind-body-spirit health. With her uterus intact, Lorraine Giordano launched “Inspired to Health” in 2012, a company dedicated to helping women let go, de-stress, and bridge the gap from dis-ease to finding their personal healthy way. Lorraine is certified in Usui Reiki, Quantum Touch, Quantum Energy Transformation, and Integrated Energy Therapy. She’s a 2013 Bronze Stevie Award winner-Women Helping Women and her article “50 Shades of Vegetables” was featured in the Huffington Post. She also enjoys blogging about female health. For more information, please visit www.inspiredtohealth.net

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Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Roy Nambudripad

Non-Conventional Allergy Treatment with NAET with Dr. Roy Nambudripad

Dr. Roy Nambudripad completed his undergraduate and medical school education at the University of California at Irvine. He then completed a four-year residency in surgical and clinical pathology at UC Irvine Medical Center, which is the field focused on medical and surgical diagnosis. Subsequently, Roy spent a year training and getting certified in medical acupuncture through the UCLA/Stanford program under the tutelage of Joseph Helms, MD.

He is a member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture as well as the Director of Research for the NAR Foundation, an organization focused on researching forms of non-conventional allergy treatment. In addition, he spent many years training in NAET with his world-renowned mother, Dr. Devi. He specializes in NAET and medical acupuncture.

His publications have appeared in peer-reviewed medical journals such as Circulation, International Journal of Surgical Pathology, Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, and Global Advances in Health & Medicine. In addition, he has presented his research in medicine at professional society meetings and given international talks on NAET.

Roy enjoys spending time with his family and is also studying for law school which he hopes to complete in 2017. For more information, visit www.naet.com or www.oc-integrative-medicine.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Michael Magwood

Strengthening the Pelvic Floor – A Prenatal Necessity with Dr. Michael Magwood

Specializing in pediatric and prenatal chiropractic care, Dr. Magwood is certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and in the Webster Technique. Opening the IM=X Pilates Studios within his practices in Clifton, NJ and New York City has allowed Dr. Magwood to provide additional services to create and build upon spinal correction and physical rehabilitation.

Dr. Magwood provides true family wellness solutions, first and foremost, to educate and adjust children and their families towards optimal health through natural chiropractic care. Dr. Magwood strives to help people feel less pain, but more importantly, to teach them to think, speak, and behave in ways that are truly uplifting and transformational in their lives. As a result, people are less dependent on doctors and more confident in their ability to heal.

For more information, please visit his website at www.purebalancecenter.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Eden Fromberg

BioIntelligent Childbirth with Dr. Eden Fromberg

Dr. Eden Fromberg is an integrative, holistic obstetrician/gynecologist and osteopathic clinical professor whose innovative and engaging approach to re-framing the medical dialogue and implementing effective health and wellness strategies with her patients and clients is unique and biointelligent.

Merging ancient wisdom with cutting edge research and innovation, Dr. Fromberg’s women’s health practice at SoHo OB/GYN in NYC is a sanctuary for truly holistic women’s health care. Dr. Fromberg is also the Founding Director of Lila Yoga, Dharma & Wellness where she teaches and curates BioIntelligent Movement, Integrative Wellness & Yoga for Women, Prenatal, and Fertility programs/teachings.

Dr. Fromberg’s extensive and diverse backgroud, years of clinical experience, dedication to caring well for her patients and active interest in current research and innovation give her the opportunity to sort out complex issues and offer a range and depth of options to meet her patients’ needs.

In addition to her expertise in integrative fertility, pregnancy, and birth, Dr. Fromberg applies a functional, structural, biointelligent, integrative approach to addressing all areas of gynecology and beyond, incorporating gynecological visceral manipulation, anthroposophic medicine, and prevention in addition to symptoms.

In addition to her busy medical practice and wellness studio, Dr. Fromberg teaches and consults locally and internationally, appearing in the film, “The Business of Being Born” and in the “Pregnancy Health Guru” series on Fetal Development. She has worked intimately with midwife Robin Lim and Bumi Sehat gentle childbirth foundation in Bali, Indonesia. For more information, visit her website at www.dredenfromberg.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Debra Cerruti

The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth Education with Debra Cerruti

Debra Cerruti’s knowledge and passion for all things birth-related began with the natural childbirth of her firstborn, Rebecca, in 1990. Becca’s birth inspired her to become a certified Bradley Method Childbirth Educator and spread the word about birth’s amazing possibilities and power.

She had a son, Willem, in 1997, and soon after became a D.O.N.A. certified Birth Doula. She has guided and encouraged many couples on their own unique birthing adventures both in the classroom and in the birthing room.

Deb is also a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, teacher of Calm Birth Meditation, Birth Photographer, and professional Actress. She takes great pride in the way she can communicate and meet couples precisely where they are, then intelligently, sensitively, and with good humor, guide them where they want to be.

For more information about the Bradley Method visit www.bradleybirth.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Molly Nichols

Fertility Visualization with Molly Nichols of Mind Belly Connection

Molly Nichols is the founder of The Mind Belly Connection where she helps women world wide, suffering from infertility, discover the deeper mental, emotional, and spiritual causes for their fertility struggles; so they can finally become pregnant and have the family they have always dreamed of.

Molly helps women connect with a deeper sense of self, to heal from the past and to unleash the powerful fertile energy that lies within them. She is dedicated to honoring each woman where she is today on her journey towards pregnancy and motherhood, inspiring her to see all that is possible for the future of her family and her life.

Molly’s own personal seven year fertility journey ended joyfully with the birth of her twins who were conceived through IVF, then two years later to her great surprise she found herself pregnant again, this time from natural conception. Molly is now the proud mama of three and dedicates both of her pregnancies to the use of fertility visualizations and the healing powers of the mind, body, and spirit connection; techniques she now teaches and shares with thousands of women around the world. For more info, visit www.mindbellyconnection.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Jen Kowal

Benefits of a Postpartum Doula With Jen Kowal

For almost twenty years, Jen Kowal has been providing restorative, gentle, compassionate, and practical support for families in Northern New Jersey throughout the childbearing year. Jen is a trained and experienced Birth and Postpartum Doula, a Certified Lactation Counselor, La Matron Quantum Birth Consultant, Sacred Pregnancy Instructor, and Childbirth Educator. She also provides numerous other services to support the physical and emotional recovery and well-being of the new mother such as placenta encapsulation, Malaysian Belly Binding, and more.

Jen believes that all mothers (and dads/partners) do have a deep inner understanding guiding them in how to best care for their infant. But with all of the books, workshops, “experts,” and unwanted advice out there, we forget how to listen to that intuition. Jen strives to provide a reassuring and comfortable environment in which parents feel safe exploring their abilities and practicing new skills. Sometimes simply having an experienced and knowledgeable person at your side is all you need for peace of mind as you learn to care for your precious newborn.

Parents often say they feel more prepared and confident after working with Jen. Contact her for more information about her varied services at www.montclairdoula.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Sarah Jane Coombes

Emotional Support with Bach Flower Remedies with homeopath Sarah Jane Coombes

Orginally from Ireland, Sarah Jane’s homeopathic practice is now based in Nova Scotia, Canada. She began her career as a social care worker and later pursued her studies in homeopathy, receiving her license from the accredited Irish School of Homeopathy after four years of training with a postgraduate in homeopathic therapeutics.

Working out of Ireland’s only homeopathic dispensary, she gained seven years of experience prescribing for acute illnesses as well as prescribing constitutional homeopathy from her busy private practice. For more information, please visit her website at www.anewleaf.me.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Jesika Wachter

Belly Binding After Birth with Jesika Wachter

Jesika Wachter is the creator and owner of the Parent Garden, a support network for postpartum families. She is both a professional postpartum doula and a licensed massage therapist. To fulfill a life-long interest in the human body, she attended the Academy of Massage Therapy in Jersey City, NJ and passed the NY State licensing test. She has since become a trained and certified doula, placenta encapsulator, infant massage educator, babywearing consultant, and breastfeeding counselor.

Jesika has worked to educate and prepare expectant families for what is considered the 4th trimester. The 4th trimester, or the postpartum period, is often overlooked as expectant families focus on childbirth and fail to plan and prepare for life with a new family member. Jesika provides an unique combination of tools that lays the groundwork so that new parents can relax and enjoy this beautiful and tender period.

Jesika currently resides in Morris County, New Jersey with her husband and two dogs. For more information, please visit her website at www.theparentgarden.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Lauri Grossman

Boosting the Immune System for the Winter Season with Dr. Lauri Grossman

Dr. Lauri Grossman is a health and wellness expert, thought leader, and an advocate for change in the global healthcare discussion. Licensed in chiropractic and certified in homeopathic medicine, she pioneered programs in integrative medicine at multiple NYC hospitals. As the Chair of the Department of International Affairs at the American Medical College of Homeopathy, she worked with leaders from around the globe to reach communities in need and to improve outcomes in disaster relief.

With positions in both conventional medical schools and homeopathic institutions, Grossman is unique in her participation in both schools of thought, her understanding of the concerns of each, and her integrating of the two responsibly.

In her private practice of over 25 years, she has helped thousands of patients to overcome both physical and emotional illness despite heavy work schedules, the stresses of city life, and the demands of juggling work with family. She has championed the treatment of chronic conditions with effective ways to prevent colds/flu and seasonal allergies. She has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and U.S. News & World Report. She has also appeared on Good Morning America and Fox & Friends and she is frequently quoted as an expert in media outlets. For more information, please visit www.drlaurigrossman.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Denice Hilty

Prepare Your Body for Optimal Fertility: Interview with Dr. Denice Hilty

Dr. Denice Hilty is passionate about helping individuals and families in New York City create optimal health. In addition to being a skilled chiropractor, Dr. Hilty has done extensive study and been trained in several additional methods of healing. In addition to practicing in New York City, she has recently relocated to Providence, RI and plans on expanding her practice there.

Understanding that imbalances can show up in the body on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels, Dr. Hilty helps her patients discover the root cause of the imbalance and assists them in releasing and eliminating those issues. She has found, through her experience, that supporting the body’s wisdom and natural state of optimal health yields the best long-term results.

Dr. Hilty is continually expanding her knowledge and skills by studying new ideas and research as well as attending seminars. This love of learning and helping people is what guided her to become a natural integrative healthcare provider. Dr. Hilty enjoys assisting people of all ages who want to create useful changes to their overall well-being.


Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Donna Embree

One Simple Thing You Can Do to Create a Healthy Baby: Microbiome Health During Pregnancy with Dr. Donna Embree

Dr. Donna Embree has twenty years of clinical experience where she created a system for working with the design of the body, producing rapid, sustainable results, and empowering patients to take responsibility for the healing process. After word got out about her incredible success in treating patients, other practitioners asked to be mentored and began shadowing her practice. This led to her passion for teaching and developing a diverse educational curriculum.

Currently, Donna is the President of BioEnergetic Resources and Director of the International College of BioEnergetic Medicine. She provides advanced training to doctors and other health practitioners on how to address the underlying cause of disease and how to educate their patients. Her curriculum is based on the concept that the body heals the way it develops and healing is easy if we follow the design of the body. Over the past nine years, Donna has been consulting with practitioners and working hand-in-hand to help them create the practices of their dreams. www.bioenergeticresources.com.

p class=”headline-1″>Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Claudia Anrig

Maternity and Pediatric Chiropractic with Dr. Claudia Anrig

In practice full-time for the past thirty years, Dr. Claudia Anrig is the founder of the first pediatric program that introduced the concept of family wellness through chiropractic, Peter Pan Potential. She also personally mentors chiropractors with a dream of growing their family wellness practice in the Generations mentoring program. She is a past president of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society.

She received the Chiropractor of the Year award for 1997 from the World Chiropractic Association, Fellow of the International Chiropractic Association (ICA) in 1997, and Distinguished Service from the ICA in 1998. Dr. Anrig’s textbook, Pediatric Chiropractic, is the first of its kind and is the fastest selling textbook in chiropractic history. The highly anticipated Second Edition was published in late 2012. For more information, please visit www.drclaudiaanrig.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Vicki Hedley

Homebirth Interview with Vicki Hedley

Vicki Hedley is a certified professional midwife through the North American Registry of Midwives and a Certified Midwife through the American Midwifery certification board. She graduated from the National College of Midwifery in Taos, NM and is licensed to practice midwifery in NJ and NY. She has 18 years of experience having attended over 500 births in hospitals, birth centers, and homes. She started her midwifery journey as a birth and postpartum doula, doula trainer, and childbirth educator. Vicki is the owner of Seventh Moon Homebirth Midwifery Services with locations in Montvale, NJ and Hoboken, NJ. For more information , please visit her website at www.seventhmoonhomebirth.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Rebeca Four

Lip/Tongue Tie Nursing Challenges Interview with Rebeca Four

Rebeca Four is the director of Nourishing Wisdom Services based in Hoboken, NJ and is a passionate visionary in the fields of normal pregnancy and birth, breastfeeding and parenting, and wellness through nutrition and lifestyle. She is a leading proponent of a maternity system that acknowledges the normalcy of birth, the importance of nutrition and environmental factors, and the crucial role of mental wellbeing and spiritual connection to the sacredness of pregnancy and birth. She has many professional qualifications including International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, certified birth doula, Lamaze educator, HypnoBirthing and Calm Birth educator, among others. Please visit her website at www.nourishingwisdomservices.com. Other resources include www.kiddsteeth.com, www.aap.org, and www.iblce.org.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Stephanie Radler

Calm Birth with Stephanie Radler

Stephanie Radler, known for her nurturing spirit as well as calm and competent presence, is a well-trained and experienced birth professional who actively promotes holistic gynecology by incorporating eastern modalities to support western medicine. She serves women and families during pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood as well as periods of transition and loss such as infertility and miscarriage. To learn more about Stephanie, please visit her website at www.doulasupportnyc.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Nicole Buratti

HypnoBirthing with Nicole Buratti

Nicole Buratti, RYT, RPYT, CLD (CAPPA), HBCE, CCBE, CLE is a life-long yogi. She is a registered prenatal yoga teacher and is trained and accredited with the HypnoBirthing Institute as a Certified HypnoBirthing practitioner. She also is a certified childbirth educator, certified labor doula, and a lactation educator with the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association. Her classes and gatherings offer a sense of community, friendship, laughter, and support. Nicole is the mother of two boys who were born peacefully and naturally using HypnoBirthing. Nicole’s dream is for every woman to have her dream birth experience. For more information, please visit www.bendandblossom.com and www.hypnobirthing.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Laura Lacey

Baby Nutrition in the First Year with Laura Lacey

Laura Lacey, LMT, CNC is a licensed massage therapist and a certified nutritional consultant. She has been specializing in wellness for women and babies for over fifteen years. Laura studied massage at the Swedish Institute in NY and got her nutritional certification from Hawthorne University. She wrote her nutritional thesis on “Baby Nutrition in the First Year.” Laura’s practice is based in Jersey City, NJ. She sees private clients for both massage and nutrition and regularly teaches baby massage and baby nutrition workshops at her studio, local hospitals, and parenting centers. Laura also offers online courses on infant massage and baby nutrition for clients who are not local at lauralacey.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Mollie Bollers

Prenatal and Postnatal Massage with Mollie Bollers

This is an interview with Mollie Bollers, CMT, CIMI regarding the benefits of massage for women throughout pregnancy and after childbirth.

Mollie Bollers, CMT, CIMI is a certified massage therapist, certified infant massage instructor, and doula. As a prenatal wellness expert, she founded Hoboken Women’s Wellness in 2004 and has since helped thousands of expecting families to have healthier, more comfortable pregnancies, and safer, more satisfying and supportive births through prenatal massage, doula services, and coaching. For more information, please visit hobokenwomenswellness.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Carmen Baker-Clark

Safe Sleeping for Breast-feeding Families with Carmen Baker-Clark

Carmen Baker-Clark, BA, IBCLC, RLC has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 2005, served as a La Leche League leader, was involved in breast-feeding research, and works on staff at Hoboken University Medical Center supporting new moms with nursing challenges and leading a new moms’ group at the hospital.

Her practice is Baby Love Lactation and Perinatal Services and she can be reached at carmenclark@optonline.net. For more information, please ?visit www.isisonline.org.uk;www.llli.org/sweetsleep;www.secretsofbabybehavior.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Michelle Klein

Food Sensitivities in Young Children with

Dr. Michelle Klein

This is an interview with Dr. Michelle Klein, DC, CNS about the causes and natural solutions for infants and toddlers with food sensitivities.

Dr. Klein is a chiropractor, board certified nutrition specialist, and kinesiologist utilizing functional medicine to help restore health. She specializes in working with children with allergies and asthma. She practices in Manhattan and Great Neck, NY. For more information, please visit www.balanceequalshealth.com.

Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Nancy Gahles

Homeopathy for Pregnancy and Birth with Dr. Nancy Gahles

An exciting interview with Dr. Nancy Gahles about traditional classical homeopathic remedies for common pregnancy symptoms, support during labor, and healing postpartum.

Dr. Nancy Gahles, DC, CCH, RSHOM(NA) is a chiropractor, certified classical homeopath, registered with North American Society of Homeopaths, ordained interfaith minister, freelance journalist, integrative healthcare consultant, author, and lecturer. She has served as President of the National Center for Homeopathy and is on the Board of Directors for the Federal Policy Committee on Integrative Healthcare Policy Consortium. For more information: www.askdrnancy.blogspot.com.


Dr. Laura Brayton | Ula Katsoulis

CranioSacral Therapy For Pregnant Women and Infants with Ula Katsoulis

Ula Katsoulis, LMT, CST is a licensed massage therapist since 1994 specializing in visceral manipulation and craniosacral therapy with practices located in Philadelphia and New York City. She studied at the Upledger Institute, internationally known for its pioneering work in craniosacral therapy as developed by Dr. John Upledger, D.O. For more information: stillpointholisticstudio.com.


Dr. Laura Brayton | Miranda Castro

Homeopathy for Breastfeeding Challenges with Miranda Castro

Miranda Castro is a British homeopath who has been in practice since 1982 and has written several homeopathic guidebooks. She is a Fellow of the Society of Homeopaths and past President of the North American Society of Homeopaths. She currently lives in Florida where she is practicing, writing, teaching, as well as developing healing creams and software for homeopaths. For more information: www.mirandacastro.com.


Dr. Laura Brayton | Michelle Goitia

Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga withmichelleGoita

Michelle Goitia

Michelle Goitia has been practicing yoga since 2000 and now is a full-time teacher of prenatal and postpartum yoga, Itsy Bitsy Yoga for babies and toddlers, as well as children’s yoga classes. In addition, she is a certified birth doula. For more information, please visit www.birthandyoga.com.


Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Lorraine Gahles-Kildow

Stress/Anxiety During Pregnancy and PTSD in Postpartum with Dr. Lorraine Gahles-Kildow

Dr. Lorraine Gahles-Kildow is a licensed psychologist in New Jersey specializing in Cognitive Behavior Therapy as well as Applied Behavior Analysis. She has helped adults, teenagers, and school-age children on various issues related to depression, anxiety, OCD, phobias, trauma, PTSD, bereavement/grief, impulse control, and anger management.

Today’s podcast focuses on stress and anxiety during pregnancy as well as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder following childbirth.

For more information: www.doctorlorraine.net


Dr. Laura Brayton | Dr. Jeanne Ohm

Freedom for Family Wellness with Dr. Jeanne Ohm

Dr. Jeanne Ohm’s mission is to empower mothers to make informed choices in pregnancy and birth. She is the executive publisher and editor of “Pathways to Family Wellness” magazine and is organizing the “Freedom for Family Wellness” summit from November 13-16, 2014.






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