Episode 168: The Melillo Method for supporting Autism, ADHD, OCD and Tourette syndrome with Dr. Robert Melillo
Natural Super Kids Podcast
by Jessica Donovan
1w ago
On this week's podcast episode, Jess is joined by a specialist in child neurological health and neurological disorders, Dr. Robert Melillo.  Dr. Melillo is a clinician, professor, brain researcher, and best-selling author. Dr. Melillo has been supporting children with Autism, ADHD, OCD, Dyslexia, Tourette's, Bipolar as well as many other mental, attention and behavioural learning disorders for over 30 years.   In this episode, Jess and Dr. Melillo will discuss: Dr. Melillo's previous clinical experience and education; What is going on in the brain in neurological disorders;  T ..read more
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Episode 167: All about PANS and PANDAS in children with Dr Leila Masson
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by Jessica Donovan
1w ago
On this week's podcast episode, Jess is speaking with  integrative paediatrician Dr Leila Masson all about PANS and PANDAS in children. Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS) and Paediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) occur after an infection, most commonly a strep infection. In PANS and PANDAS, the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy brain cells, leading to autoimmune processes that affect central nervous system function.  Dr Leila Masson underwent her paediatric training at the University of C ..read more
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Episode 166: The 80/80 Marriage with Nate Kemp
Natural Super Kids Podcast
by Jessica Donovan
2w ago
If you missed last weeks podcast, Jess spoke to relationship coach Aston Simmonds about how to recreate your relationship after kids. Here is the link to listen to this episode. This week on the podcast we have Nate Kemp, best-selling author of the book '80/80 Marriage' and formally trained philosopher.  Nate and his wife Kaley, developed the idea of 'The 80/80 Marriage', a relationship model for balancing career, family and love. Their 80/80 model of marriage provides practical, powerful solutions to transform your relationship and open up space for greater love and connection. In this ..read more
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Episode 164: Sensory challenges in children with Occupational Therapist Emily Lo
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by Jessica Donovan
1M ago
Our guest on the podcast this week is Emily Lo, a Paediatric Occupational Therapist and Sensory Expert, mother, and caregiver to her autistic brother.   Emily has worked for the Department of Education, in International Schools, for not-for-profit organisations, and in private practice in Sydney via her clinic 'Child-Led Therapies'. Emily is certified in AYRES Sensory Integration, DIRFloor time, SOS feeding, Handwriting Without Tears and Therapeutic Listening.   Emily shares her knowledge on social media about child development, play sensory, and therapy activities. Emily's goal is ..read more
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Episode 163: How to Avoid the Antibiotic Cycle This Winter
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by Jessica Donovan
1M ago
Last week on the podcast, Jess spoke about the importance of building a healthy winter immune system in autumn. If you have not checked this episode yet, click here to listen. Today, on the podcast Jess is talking about the antibiotic cycle, how to break this cycle and help your child's immune system recover this winter.  Nearly every child we see with immune issues or recurrent infections has had either a heavy use of antibiotics overall or exposure to antibiotics when very young. Although antibiotics have their place, they are often overused and can cause long-term effects on our heal ..read more
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Episode 162: Healthy Winter Immune Systems are Built in Autumn
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by Jessica Donovan
1M ago
Today Jess is talking about immunity, and why it is important to support your child's immune system before winter. Parents generally focus on building their children's immunity during winter. However, focusing on supporting your children's (and your) immune system in autumn gives you the best chance of fighting off colds, and flu when winter time approaches.  In this episode, Jess will discuss: How the immune system develops as a child ages;  The different parts of the immune system;  How innate immunity and adaptive immunity work together; The normal symptoms of illness and ..read more
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Episode 161: A Naturopathic Approach to Bedwetting in Children
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by Jessica Donovan
1M ago
In our last episode, I had an insightful discussion with Paediatric Neurologist Dr Steve Hodges from the United States. Dr. Hodges shared his unique approach to toileting issues, explaining how chronic constipation may be the underlying cause of toileting issues in your children. If you haven't listened to this episode yet, click here to listen. Today we are diving into bedwetting - a challenging issue for many families. Bedwetting can be inconvenient, and embarrassing as children get older, with little information surrounding alternative treatments for bedwetting.  Join me as I break d ..read more
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Episode 160: Addressing the Root Cause of Toileting Accidents in Kids with Dr Steve Hodges
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by Jessica Donovan
2M ago
Today we have Dr. Steve Hodges on the podcast. Dr. Hodges is a Professor of Pediatric Urology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and is a leading authority on childhood toileting issues. In this episode, Dr Hodges and I discuss enuresis (bedtime and daytime wetting) and encopresis (poop accidents). Dr Hodges is dedicated to debunking common myths surrounding enuresis (bedtime and daytime wetting) and encopresis (poop accidents), emphasizing that these issues are never a child's fault. Dr. Hodges has authored eight books for parents and children, including "The M.O.P. Anthology" and ..read more
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Episode 158: Melatonin to Support Children's Sleep
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by Jessica Donovan
2M ago
In our last episode we talked about sleep in general, the underlying causes of sleep issues in kids, diet and lifestyle factors that impact sleep and some practical tips to improve sleep for families. If you haven't listened to that episode yet - click here.   Today we are zooming in to focus specifically on melatonin, its role in sleep, how we can support healthy melatonin production and using melatonin to support sleep in children. Join me for this informative chat with our practising naturopath, Sarah Worboys as we discuss: The circadian rhythm and melatonin’s role in the circadian ..read more
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Episode 157: How Naturopathy Can Support Sleep Issues in Children
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by Jessica Donovan
2M ago
Sleep is an essential component of overall good human health. Good sleep supports children's physiological and mental health, cognitive development, and behaviour.  At Natural Super Kids we see sleep issues in children frequently, and in this week's podcast episode, I sat down with our practising Naturopath, Sarah Worboys to discuss how naturopathy can support sleep issues in children.  In this episode, you will discover: Why sleep is important and how much sleep children require; The common causes of sleep issues in children; The importance of neurotransmitters when it comes to sle ..read more
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