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128 Brain Shift- A Program to Transform Your Busy Brain w. Dr Romie Mushtaq

128 Brain Shift- A Program to Transform Your Busy Brain w. Dr Romie Mushtaq

In this episode, Dr. Romie Mushtaq, a board-certified neurologist, discusses her journey from a traditional Western-style medical model to a mindfulness-based approach to stress.

Dr. Romie emphasizes the importance of her SHIFT protocol in managing stress.

Sleep

Hormones

Inflammation

Food, and

Technology

While a lot of Dr. Romie’s focus has been on workplace burnout, in this episode she talks to the chronic stress that sometimes parents (especially moms) of children with disability experience.

Tune in to learn about:

  1. The top 3 ways to address burnout and the “freeze response” in moms

  2. What the step prior to gratitude is (it’s ok to not start from gratitude)

  3. How we can redefine self care to not just survive but thrive under chronic stress.

You can take Dr. Romie’s Busy Brain Test at https://drromie.com/busy-brain-test/

Make sure to pre-order her book The Busy Brain Cure today – it will be out in Jan 2024.

You can find Dr. Romie Mushtaq at drromie.com or  www.instagram.com/drromie

 

 

 

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Disclaimer: The information in this Podcast is for educational purposes only. Vaishnavi Sarathy, Ph.D. is an educator, not a doctor, specifically not your child’s doctor. Please consult your physician before implementing any supplement or diet recommendations.

127 Navigating Schools and IEPs for Neurodivergent Learners – with Lisa Wright

127 Navigating Schools and IEPs for Neurodivergent Learners – with Lisa Wright

Compliance and Education are not the same thing. A student may look as though they are complying but that does not mean they are engaged and learning.” – Lisa Wright

Join Dr. Vaish Sarathy in this episode to dive into a transformative conversation on education and inclusion for Autistic children and children with Down Syndrome in schools with IEP coach Lisa Wright. If IEPs are challenging for you, if you spend restless nights awake in sheer terror anticipating a meeting and after an IEP meeting or a meeting with your child’s school, this episode is for you!

In this episode you will learn about:

– The number 1 skill that teachers can benefit from…

– Why your student is more than a “buddy” or “kiddo”

– Common conflicts at IEP meetings
– Tools for parents to help navigate school meetings
– Why compliance and engagement are different

– Why goals should focus on the learner strengths, not behaviors.

– What a neurodiversity affirming IEP looks like!

You can find Lisa Wright at https://www.lisabaskinwright.com/ or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/lisabaskinwright/

 

 

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Disclaimer: The information in this Podcast is for educational purposes only. Vaishnavi Sarathy, Ph.D. is an educator, not a doctor, specifically not your child’s doctor. Please consult your physician before implementing any supplement or diet recommendations.

126 Regulation in parents and helping our children grow – with Andrea Pollack

126 Regulation in parents and helping our children grow – with Andrea Pollack

“We want to be in a position to allow children to borrow our calm” – says Andrea Pollack in Episode 126 of Functional Nutrition and Learning for Kids.

Today we are talking about something we don’t address often enough – and that is regulation in a parent! There is so much discussion about regulation in our kids, but we know co-regulation is a thing, and I am really happy to be chatting about this today in my podcast.

Join me in this conversation with Andrea Pollack of Autism Parent Solutions to see what it is that helps Moms regulate – how can we support our children’s regulation and help them grow.

It turns out that a lot of Learning and Regulation Strategies have many similar roots. Feel free to download my free book on 6 strategies that support Learning and Regulation – at www.functionalnutritionforkids.com/learning

 

 

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Disclaimer: The information in this Podcast is for educational purposes only. Vaishnavi Sarathy, Ph.D. is an educator, not a doctor, specifically not your child’s doctor. Please consult your physician before implementing any supplement or diet recommendations.

122 CBD as a therapeutic support for Autistic Children with Dr. Bonni Goldstein

122 CBD as a therapeutic support for Autistic Children with Dr. Bonni Goldstein

In this episode, we delve into the fascinating world of CBD and its potential benefits for children with disabilities with Dr. Bonni Goldstein. CBD is being increasingly used as a viable and safe therapy for seizures, behavior, and just regulation in general.

Join us as we explore the science, stories, and practical considerations surrounding CBD use for children, specifically Autistic children.

Audience:

This episode is designed for parents and caregivers of children with disabilities.

Key Takeaways:

  • CBD benefits for pediatric patients with epilepsy. 2:35
  • Using CBD and THC for treating epilepsy and autism. 7:32
  • CBD dosing for Autistic kids. 12:47
  • CBD side-effects for Autistic children. 17:38
  • Caution and testimony. 29:31
  • Resources 40:27

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Disclaimer: The information in this Podcast is for educational purposes only. Vaishnavi Sarathy, Ph.D. is an educator, not a doctor, specifically not your child’s doctor. Please consult your physician before implementing any supplement or diet recommendations.

121 How to shift your child’s “severe” learning disability

121 How to shift your child’s “severe” learning disability

In this episode, we talk about what a severe learning disability actually is and how can you reduce it. There are other terms used for it like “low-functioning”, severely autistic, severe intellectual delay.

Very few of the labels actually go into the root cause of the issue.

In this issue, you will learn:

  1. What a severe delay/ disability actually means
  2. What you can do to reduce the severity
  3. How to move ahead.

Sign up for my FREE training where I share Behind the Scenes Wisdom and Secrets about how I teach Math and Science to children labelled with “severe” disabilities. You can sign up at the link in my bio which is www.functionalnutritionforkids.com/teachyourchild

 

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Disclaimer: The information in this Podcast is for educational purposes only. Vaishnavi Sarathy, Ph.D. is an educator, not a doctor, specifically not your child’s doctor. Please consult your physician before implementing any supplement or diet recommendations.