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A 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 and pediatric chiropractor 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 | 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!
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.
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
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.
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 Womenâ€™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 NYUâ€™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.â€™s in Washington Heights and Harlem.
In 2010 she created her course, â€œA Fresh Approach in the Treatment of Torticollisâ€. 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 PTâ€™s and OTâ€™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. SheÂ 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 â€“ 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 BelliesÂ® 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, MDÂ is an integrative pediatrician and co-author ofÂ 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.Â Her mission is to help women embrace their divine feminine essence, unlock their inner healing power and be at home in their bodies.Â 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.Â 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.
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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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 with
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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