Podcast 5


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Dr. Victoria Maizes, the executive director of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, chief of the UA Division of Integrative Medicine and a professor of medicine, family medicine and public health sat down with me to discuss fertility and women's health. She is an internationally recognized leader in integrative medicine with a passion for women's health. We discuss the best path forward for a woman wanting to become a mother. Her book, Be Fruitful, is a road map leading to the best pregnancy and child outcomes.

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Podcast #4

August 30th, 2021

Ken Cook, President and co-founder of the Environmental Working Group, is widely recognized as one of the environmental community’s most prominent and influential critics of industrial agriculture, U.S. food and farm policy and the nation’s broken approach to protecting families and children from toxic substances. Under Cook’s guidance, the organization empowered American families with easy-to-use, data-driven tools to help reduce their exposure to potentially harmful ingredients in foods, drinking water, cosmetics and other household products. These unique digital resources are searched hundreds of millions of times by consumers.

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Next Podcast

August 16th, 2021

Over the next few weeks I will be following up with podcast discussions with these guests:

1) Ken Cook, President of the Environmental Working Group, an influential environmental group, will be discussing the state of the nation with regards to environmental triggers of disease which can cause problems in mothers and children.

2) Dr. Victoria Maizes, Chief, Division of Integrative Medicine and Executive Director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, will be discussing maternal health. She is an author of Be Fruitful, a guide to a healthy pregnancy and thus a healthy child. This is my favorite topic currently and I expect that parents to be will love her information.

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Podcast #3

August 16th, 2021

Ok, Folks - this is the most exciting interview that I have ever had! It is everything that I have ever wanted and more when I set out on this journey.

Dr. Randy Jirtle joins the show today to discuss his groundbreaking research that ushered in the era of epigenetics. Time Magazine nominated him for person of the year in 2007 and had this to say about him: “Dr. Jirtle’s pioneering work in epigenetics and genomic imprinting has uncovered a vast territory in which a gene represents less of an inexorable sentence and more of an access point for the environment to modify the genome.

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Podcast #2

Aug 1st, 2021

 Dr. Danny Benjamin, joins me today to discuss COVID19 in children, vaccines and the critical research that his team performed regarding back to school in North Carolina. He is the Kiser Arena Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at Duke University and the Principle Investigator of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Pediatric Trials Network. His group performed two large trials of children going back to school in 2020 effectively proving that children being in school face to face was and is safe. We discuss the safety of the mRNA vaccines in the 12 year old and older age group.

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Podcast #1


 July 26th, 2021

Dr. Paul Smolen, pediatrician, author of two books and 11 year podcast veteran of Practical Portable Pediatrics is the inaugural guest on the Women and Children First podcast for many reasons. He is a mentor, friend and a transition guru for me moving forward in the new medium of podcasting.

We get into his career and the many "Docsmo pearls" that he has dispensed to parents over the years. He has a broad range of knowledge and has completed over 40 book reviews and 500 podcasts on pediatric medicine topics.

I hope that you will enjoy my conversation with Dr. Paul Smolen, aka, Docsmo.

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