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S3: E19 - Kelley Richardson: A Mom's Journey to Find Answers for Her Son

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S4: E27 - Dr. Funke Alfolabi-Brown: The Epidemic of Teens and Sleep Deprivation
S4: E27 - Dr. Funke Alfolabi-Brown: The Epidemic of Teens and Sleep Deprivation
My guest today is Dr. Funke Afolabi-Brown. Dr. Brown is board-certified in pediatric pulmonary medicine and pediatric sleep disorders. As a double board-certified pediatric respiratory sleep medicine physician, Dr. Brown helps her patients breathe better and sleep better. By extension, she helps improve the sleep of their parents. Dr. Brown is a speaker, an educator, a writer, and the founder of Restful Sleep MD where she helps busy professional women and their children prioritize sleep to not only achieve their optimal health but also thrive and live to their fullest potential. She does this through courses and programs focused on educating and empowering busy professional women to make sleep a priority as a critical pillar of their health. Dr. Brown is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Thoracic Society (ATS). She has served on several committees locally, regionally, and nationally. Brown is passionate about mentoring the next generation of physician scholars and is particularly vested in the training and development of minority scholars. She also works with organizations and small businesses, to improve employee health by incorporating healthy sleep as part of their wellness journey. She does this through seminars, workshops, and round table sessions. You can find out more about Dr. Afolabi-Brown on her website at restfulsleepmd.com. Show Notes: Anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders are on the rise among teenagers Teens getting less than 8 hours of sleep at night are at risk of feeling depressed and anxious Up to 53% of middle and 73% of high schoolers get less than the recommended 8-10 hours of sleep Teen Sleeping Courses with Dr. Funke Alfolabi-Brown: Access Course CDC Sleep and Sleep Disorders CDC Sleep Statistics
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January 20, 2023
S4: E26 - Dr. Shereen Lim: Teaching Your Child to Breathe, Sleep, and Thrive
S4: E26 - Dr. Shereen Lim: Teaching Your Child to Breathe, Sleep, and Thrive
My guest today is Dr. Shereen Lim, a Perth-based dentist with a postgraduate diploma in dental sleep medicine from the University of Western Australia. As one of Australia’s first handful of dentists to obtain a qualification in dental sleep medicine, she has spent more than a decade working with patients with snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Rather than managing dysfunctional breathing and its consequences, Dr. Lim is focused on promoting airway health. This means reinforcing nasal breathing and promoting good airway development from infancy as keys to sleeping well, thriving, and greater future health. Dr. Lim regularly sees infants to adults and has been able to pinpoint the issues in infancy that lead to bigger problems down the track. She is passionate about educating child health professionals from a variety of fields to recognize the earliest warning signs of poor airway health including poor oral function and poor jaw development and promoting collaborative care to address these as early as possible. Her vision is to help more children receive timely care to breathe, sleep and thrive to their full potential, and avoid growing into more serious problems later in life. Dr. Lim is a renowned speaker and the author of Breathe, Sleep, Thrive which is available on Amazon. You can find out more about Dr. Lim at drshereenlim.com.au. Show Notes: Breathe, Sleep, Thrive: Discover How Airway Health Can Unlock Your Child's Greater Health, Learning, and Potential by Dr. Shereen Lim - Book on Amazon.com Signs of airway disorders in children Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, by James Nestor - Book on Amazon.com  Find an Airway Dentist - Doctor Locator
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January 06, 2023
S3: E25 - 2022 Year in Review (Part 2)
S3: E25 - 2022 Year in Review (Part 2)
In this episode, we continue to say goodbye to 2022 and look forward to the year ahead by reflecting on some of our amazing guests on the program this past year. In part two of our year in review, you’ll hear excerpts from episodes with some of the leaders in airway-centric dentistry. I personally had a hard time pulling this episode together as it was hard for me to narrow down the perfect excerpt from each episode as every guest has brought so much great information and insight to each episode. I’ll include the links to every episode in the show notes so that, if something resonates with you, you’ll be able to easily access the full episode. Show Notes: Segment 1: Airway-Centric Dentistry - Dr. David McIntosh | Episode 13 Segment 1: Airway-Centric Dentistry - Dr. Steve Carstensen | Episode 4 Segment 1: Airway-Centric Dentistry - Dr. Meghna Dassani | Episode 16 Segment 1: Airway-Centric Dentistry - Cris Duval, RDH | Episode 10 Segment 1: Airway-Centric Dentistry - Dr. Michael Gelb | Episode 22 Segment 1: Airway-Centric Dentistry - Dr. Felix Liao | Episode 23 Segment 1: Airway-Centric Dentistry - Dr. Ben Miraglia | Episode 17 Segment 1: Airway-Centric Dentistry - Candy & Brad Sparks | Episode 1
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January 01, 2023
S3: E24 - 2022 Year in Review (Part 1)
S3: E24 - 2022 Year in Review (Part 1)
As we say goodbye to 2022 and look forward to the year ahead, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of the amazing guests we’ve had on the program this past year. In this episode, part one of our year in review, you’ll hear excerpts from various podcast episodes, based on topics such as airway health education, personal stories, healing, airway and the face, and speech/myofunctional therapy. I personally had a hard time pulling this episode together as it was hard for me to narrow down the perfect excerpt from each episode as every guest has brought so much amazing information and insight to each episode. I’ll include the links to every episode in the show notes so that, if something in an excerpt resonates with you, you’ll be able to easily access the full episode. Show Notes: Segment 1: Education - James Nestor | Episode 21 Segment 1: Education - Dr. Kevin Boyd | Episode 12 Segment 2: Personal Stories - Emma Cooksey | Episode 2 Segment 2: Personal Stories - Kajsa Bradley | Episode 7 Segment 2: Personal Stories - Catherine Anderson | Episode 15 Segment 2: Personal Stories - Kelley Richardson | Episode 19 Segment 3: Healing - Dr. Steven Hall | Episode 3 Segment 3: Healing - Dr. Becky Andrews | Episode 11 Segment 4: Airway and Orofacial Health - Dr. Tasha Turzo | Episode 9 Segment 4: Airway and Orofacial Health - Autumn Henning | Episode 8 Segment 5: Myofunctional Therapy - Lauren Ruffrage | Episode 5 Segment 5: Myofunctional Therapy - Karese Laguerre | Episode 6 Segment 5: Myofunctional Therapy - Daniel Drew | Episode 20 Segment 5: Myofunctional Therapy - Brittany Bailey | Episode 18
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January 01, 2023
S3: E23 - Dr. Felix Liao: Mind, Body, Mouth, Airway for Whole Health
S3: E23 - Dr. Felix Liao: Mind, Body, Mouth, Airway for Whole Health
My guest today is Dr. Felix Liao. Dr. Liao is a thought leader and healthcare innovator who has restored the mouth back to the body as a vital organ for many patients’ natural health and wellness. His WholeHealth philosophy integrates mind-body-mouth to produce breakthrough outcomes. Among dentists, Dr. Liao is a leading airway-centered mouth doctor with recognized expertise in Impaired Mouth Syndrome and Holistic Mouth Solutions. He is also the inventor of Start Thriving Appliance® for test-driving and adopting Holistic Mouth Solutions as the answer to Impaired Mouth Syndrome. In 2020, Dr. Liao expanded Holistic Mouth Solutions to include both a sleep-friendly mouth structure and a sensible eating mouth Style to build vibrant health and innate immunity. Clinically, Dr. Liao helps patients suffering from Impaired Mouth Syndrome with treatment plans to redevelop them into a sound infrastructure using epigenetic oral appliances, and WholeHealth integration as needed to restore sleep, fix pain and recharge energy. Professionally, Dr. Liao is the Director of AMD Training Seminars® to help traditional drill & fill dentists become AMDs to deliver Holistic Mouth Solutions to patients. He is also the Founder of WholeHealth Integration Summits®. Dr. Liao holds an engineering degree from Brown University, a DDS from Case School of Dental Medicine, Board Certification by the American Board of General Dentistry, a Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Mastership in the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM). He is a past president of IABDM. Dr. Liao is the author of three best-selling books: Six Foot Tiger Three Foot Cage, Early Sirens, and Licensed to Thrive. You can find out more about Dr. Liao at holisticmouthsolutions.com. SHOW NOTES: Holistic Mouth Solutions: https://holisticmouthsolutions.com/ Impaired Mouth Syndrome Quiz: https://holisticmouthsolutions.com/impaired-mouth-syndrome-quiz/  Baby Led Weaning Essential Guide: Link to Amazon AMD Training for Dentists: https://holisticmouthsolutions.com/amd-training-for-dentists/ Cook2thrive.com
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December 20, 2022
S3: E22 - Dr. Michael Gelb - Airway Trumps Everything Else in Dentistry
S3: E22 - Dr. Michael Gelb - Airway Trumps Everything Else in Dentistry
My guest today is Dr. Michael Gelb --- Dr. Michael Gelb is a world-renowned inventor, lecturer, NYU professor, and author of the best-selling book GASP: Airway Health - The Hidden Path to Wellness. Known for his breakthrough work in TMJ, airway-centered disorders, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, and chronic headache treatments, Dr. Gelb has pioneered and coined Airway Centric® dentistry and is transforming lives at scale by helping people feel and breathe better. Dr. Gelb is featured in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Fox News, CBS, CNN, Women’s Day, The Globe & Mail, and ABC News, to name a few. A board member and chair of the Development Committee for the Airway Revolution Foundation and A co-founder of The Foundation for Airway Health, The American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry, and The Gelb Institute, Dr. Gelb is an entrepreneur, a mentor to many, and inspiration to all, with a mission to transform and save millions of lives through Airway Centric® dentistry. Dr. Gelb is a graduate of Tufts University and Columbia University and is the son of Dr. Harold Gelb, who pioneered TMJ treatments --- linking it to the rest of the body. You can find out more about Dr. Gelb at gelbcenter.com. Show Notes: GASP: Airway Health - The Hidden Path to Wellness: Link to Book The Weston Price Foundation: Link to Foundation and Research The Buteyko Breathing Method: Link to Clinic and Exercises How can parents help kids? The number one way is to help them become nasal breathers and get them away from air pollution and unhealthy diets Cone-beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Scans gives dentists unprecedented diagnostic information through a 3D approach Foundation for Airway Health American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry (AAPMD) American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)
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December 13, 2022
S3: E21 - James Nestor: Breath - The New Science of a Lost Art
S3: E21 - James Nestor: Breath - The New Science of a Lost Art
My guest today is award-winning author, James Nestor. He is an author and journalist who has written for Scientific American, Outside Magazine, BBC, The New York Times, The Atlantic, NPR, and many more. His latest book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, explores how the human species has lost the ability to breathe properly and more importantly, how we can get it back. Breath spent 18 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list in its first year of release, sold more than one million copies, and was awarded the Best General Nonfiction book of 2020 by the American Society of Journalists and Authors. James has spoken around the world including at Stanford Medical School, Harvard Medical School, The United Nations, and more than 60 radio and television shows. We are proud also to have James as a member of the Children’s Airway First Advisory Board. You can find out more about James at mrjamesnestor.com. Show Notes: Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art - Link to Book on Amazon Ann Kearney, Standford - Link to Bio
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December 07, 2022
S3: E20 - Daniel Drew: Speech Therapy, Breathing, and Exercise with Mr. Myo
S3: E20 - Daniel Drew: Speech Therapy, Breathing, and Exercise with Mr. Myo
Daniel was raised in Dover, Delaware. He returned to the area to practice speech therapy after obtaining his Master’s degree in speech-language pathology from MGH Institute of Health Profession. With 10 years of experience, Daniel is versed in a variety of settings including school-based speech therapy, outpatient pediatrics, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, and acute care settings. Daniel treats patients at the Center for Airway and Facial Development and Pain and Sleep Therapy Center in Newark, Delaware. He is also a Speech-Language Pathologist at Bayhealth Medical Center in Dover, Delaware. Daniel evaluates and treats myofunctional disorders, sleep-disordered breathing, swallowing deficits, receptive and expressive language delays/disorders, and articulation/phonological disorders. Daniel works in conjunction with a triple board-certified dentist and TMJ specialist, Dr. Ryan Robinson, in preparing clients for functional frenuloplasty procedures. During the initial Covid-19 pandemic, Daniel saw many of his clients in the hospital setting were having difficulty meeting their speech and swallowing goals due to high anxiety, pain, and stress. He implemented various breathing exercises in his speech therapy sessions in order to help his clients better participate in their inpatient rehab programs. This led to him becoming certified in the Buteyko Breathing Method. Daniel’s strong desire to learn and broaden his knowledge has brought him back to the pediatric setting after years of work in inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in order to pursue Myofunctional Therapy with adults and children at the Center for Airway and Facial Development in Newark, Delaware. His foundation as a medical speech-language pathologist makes him uniquely suited to address common problems that are associated with Myofunctional Disorders. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys reading new research in sleep/breathing science, long-distance running, and weightlifting. You can find out more about Daniel at www.afdortho.com and follow him on Instagram at mr_myo302. Show Notes: - The Center for Airway and Facial Development: https://airwayandfacialdevelopment.com/  - The Oxygen Advantage by Patrick McKeown: Link to Book - Breath by James Nestor: Link to Book - Breathing is My Super Power by Alicia Ortego: Link to Book - Sniff by Matthew Van Fleet: Link to Book - Airway First Podcast with Dr. Steven Hall: Link to Episode - Airway First Podcast with Dr. Tasha Turzo: Link to Episode
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November 17, 2022
S3: E19 - Kelley Richardson: A Mom's Journey to Find Answers for Her Son
S3: E19 - Kelley Richardson: A Mom's Journey to Find Answers for Her Son
My guest today is Kelly Richardson. Kelley is a mom, wife, author, and clinical education specialist working to equip anyone wanting to know how to improve their breathing and sleep quality. She has spent the majority of the past 25 years in the dental industry training dentists on expansion orthodontics at Align Technology and Straumann, TMD solutions, and dental airway education at the Dawson Academy.  She has trained in Myofunctional Therapy at the AOMT and Breathing Coaching at the Buteyko Clinic International with Patrick McKeown. Her focus at Super Breathers is to provide awareness to parents, caregivers, teachers, and medical professionals who can help identify and screen children who present with the signs and symptoms of disordered breathing and restless sleep. Her book, The Very Stuffy Nose, is available on Amazon. You can find out more about Kelley on her website at superbreathers.com. Show Notes: The Very Stuffy Nose (Amazon): Link to Book Airway First episode with Dr. David McIntosh: Link to Episode Airway First episode with Dr. Kevin Boyd: Link to Episode The Dawson Academy: https://dental.thedawsonacademy.com/author/kelley-richardson Videos of Finn on Super Breathers: https:superbreathers.com Breathe, Sleep, Thrive by Shereen Lin (Amazon): Link to Book Sleep Wrecked Kids by Sharon Moore (Amazon): Link to Book Brave Parent by Susan Maples (Amazon): Link Book Dr. William Hang, DDS, MSD: https://facefocused.com/ Airway Management and Find an Airway Dentist: https://www.childrensairwayfirst.org/airway-management Parent's Facebook Group - Airway Huddle: https://www.facebook.com/groups/airwayhuddle
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November 09, 2022
S3: E18 - Brittany Bailey: The Emotional and Mental Elements of Proper Breathing
S3: E18 - Brittany Bailey: The Emotional and Mental Elements of Proper Breathing
My guest today is Brittany Bailey, a Certified Myofunctional Therapist. Brittany found a passion for Myofunctional Therapy initially as a patient seeking care for dental crowding and severe clenching. After going through the process and seeing the positive changes it made in her smile, confidence, and breathing, Brittany decided to pursue a career in Myofunctional Therapies to further the education and awareness for others. Brittany received her Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences with a Minor in Nutrition. Furthering her education, she completed her Master's in Breathing Sciences as well as certification training in Myofunctional Therapies from the Professional School of Behavioral Health Sciences. You can find out more about Brittany at joyfulbreathingcolorado.com. When you have a child in myofunctional therapy, remember: It takes time and patients Talk about breathing with your child --- ask how they are doing and open the conversation It's okay and you're doing great! Show Notes: Joyful Breathing: www.joyfulbreathingcolorado.com Thrust After a Tongue Tie: www.joyfulbreathingcolorado.com/education-corner/joyfulexploringblog-2  The Airway Huddle - Parent's Group on Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/airwayhuddle
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November 02, 2022
Episode 17: Ben Miraglia, DDS - Parent's Guide to Airway Dentistry
Episode 17: Ben Miraglia, DDS - Parent's Guide to Airway Dentistry
Dr. Ben Miraglia is a graduate of SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. He is a member of the American Dental Association, New York State Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and the Ninth District Dental Society. He has 26 years of general practice experience in Mt. Kisco, NY, including 17 years of interceptive orthodontic experience where his focus has been on early childhood growth and development. Dr. Miraglia lectures nationally on sleep-disordered breathing, clear aligner therapy, and craniofacial development. He is on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry and the President’s Council of Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco, NY. Dr. Miraglia has been recognized multiple times as a “Leader in Continuing Education” by Dentistry Today Magazine. You can find out more about Dr. Miraglia at bgmdental.com and airwayhealthsolutions.com. Show Notes: Intercepting Sleep Disordered Breathing: https://www.airwayhealthsolutions.com/video The Story of Headgear: https://youtu.be/C250OOIvViA The Role of Tongue-Tie in Breastfeeding Problems: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/apa.14924 Association Between Snoring and Brain Function in Children: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-22534-0 The Brain / Mouth Connection: https://www.aapmd.org/aapmd-blog/the-mouth-brain-connection
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October 05, 2022
Episode 16: Meghna Dassani, DMD - Whole-body Approach to Dentistry, Airway, and Sleep Medicine
Episode 16: Meghna Dassani, DMD - Whole-body Approach to Dentistry, Airway, and Sleep Medicine
Dr. Dassani has practiced dentistry for over two decades. She is passionate about the role of the dentist in whole body health. She frequently sees patients for whom the dentist is the only consistent medical provider. By screening patients, connecting them with appropriate specialists, and devising treatment plans, Dr. Dassani can change lives. For the last 11 years, she has begun to identify and treat adult and pediatric sleep apnea in her practice. Her in-depth knowledge of orofacial anatomy allows her to help patients with underlying defects of the tongue, jaw, and palate. Some have reached adulthood without ever being educated about how the shape of their skull affects their breathing and sleep. Dr. Dassani works to educate fellow dental professionals about sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) so that these treatments can become more easily available to patients throughout North America. A writer as well as a clinician, Dr. Dassani has published four books on sleep apnea and the dental practice: Airway Is Life, The Dentists Guide To Sleep Apnea Implementation, Healthy Sleep, Happy Kids, and Sleep. Breathe. Dream. All books are available through Amazon.com. You can find out more about Dr. Dassani at meghnadassani.com. Show Notes: Dr. Meghna Dassani: https://www.meghnadassani.com/ Healthy Sleep Happy Kids: A Parents Guide to Sleep Apnea and Kids: Purchase on Amazon Sleep. Breathe. Dream: Saving Lives One Snore at a Time: Purchase on Amazon Healthy Sleep Revolution Podcast: https://www.meghnadassani.com/for-parents/podcast/ Airway is Life: Purchase on Amazon The Dentists Guide To Sleep Apnea Implementation: Purchase on Amazon
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September 28, 2022
Episode 15: Catherine Anderson - Living with Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis
Episode 15: Catherine Anderson - Living with Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis
This week we welcome Catherine Anderson to the show. Catherine is a researcher and airway stenosis advocate specializing in using the power of communities to drive insights. For the past 18 years, Catherine has also lived with an incredibly rare airway disease, Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis. In 2009, Catherine set up Living with Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis --- which has become the world’s largest support group for this condition. She speaks at conferences around the world, has written numerous articles and papers for international peer-reviewed laryngology journals, and is involved in helping doctors with medical studies aimed at helping patients with this disease. You can discover more about Catherine and her story at whenthecastsaway.net and more about the condition of airway stenosis via the Facebook Group Living with Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis. Show Notes: North American Airway Collaboration: https://noaac.net/ Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis - A Rough Guide for Beginners: http://whenthecatsaway.net/isgs-the-rough-guide/ Vasculitis involves inflammation of the blood vessels. The inflammation can cause the walls of the blood vessels to thicken, which reduces the width of the passageway through the vessel. If blood flow is restricted, it can result in organ and tissue damage. The Vanderbilt Study: Treatment alternatives in rare diseases; assessment of options in idiopathic subglottic stenosis Airway Defects - Facebook Kids and Parents Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/646625368747228/?fref=ts Peak-flow meters on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/peak-flow-meter/s?k=peak+flow+meter Peak-flow meeter guidance and guidelines: https://www.aafa.org/asthma/asthma-diagnosis/lung-function-tests/peak-flow-meters.aspx
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September 21, 2022
Episode 14: Dr. David McIntosh - Airway, Sleep, and the Brain (Part 2)
Episode 14: Dr. David McIntosh - Airway, Sleep, and the Brain (Part 2)
Welcome to Part 2 of our conversation with my guest, Dr. David McIntosh, a Pediatric ENT Specialist with a particular interest in airway obstruction, facial and dental development, and its relationship to ENT airway problems, and middle ear disease. He is also passionate about Indigenous Health. He has undertaken advanced surgical training in ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, and Pediatric training at Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand. Dr. McIntosh has been published in peer-reviewed ENT Journals throughout the world, has presented on ENT topics throughout Australia and overseas, and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. During his career, Dr. McIntosh has held memberships with the Australian and New Zealand Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Australasian Rhinological Society, and the Australasian Sleep Association. He is also the author of “Snored to Death: Are You Dying in Your Sleep?” You can find out more about Dr. McIntosh at https://entspecialists.com.au/. SHOW NOTES: Airway obstruction and brain dysfunction in children: https://www.childrensairwayfirst.org/post/airway-obstruction-and-brain-dysfunction-in-children  Facebook for Dr. McIntosh: https://www.facebook.com/drdavidmcintosh Snored to Death by Dr. David McIntosh: https://www.amazon.com/Snored-Death-dying-your-sleep/dp/B08H57YYV8 Study of Sleep Apnea and Motor Vehicle Crashes: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2792976/ Dr. David Gozal: https://www.muhealth.org/doctors/david-gozal-md
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September 08, 2022
Episode 13: Dr. David McIntosh - Airway, Sleep and the Brain (Part 1)
Episode 13: Dr. David McIntosh - Airway, Sleep and the Brain (Part 1)
My guest today is Dr. David McIntosh, a Pediatric ENT Specialist with a particular interest in airway obstruction, facial and dental development, and its relationship to ENT airway problems, and middle ear disease. He is also passionate about Indigenous Health. He has undertaken advanced surgical training in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery and Pediatric training at Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand. Dr. McIntosh has been published in peer-reviewed ENT Journals throughout the world, has presented on ENT topics throughout Australia and overseas, and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. During his career, Dr. McIntosh has held memberships with the Australian and New Zealand Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Australasian Rhinological Society, and the Australasian Sleep Association. He is also the author of “Snored to Death: Are You Dying in Your Sleep?” You can find out more about Dr. McIntosh at https://entspecialists.com.au/. Join us next week in episode 14 for part two of our continued conversation with Dr. McIntosh. SHOW NOTES: Airway obstruction and brain dysfunction in children: https://www.childrensairwayfirst.org/post/airway-obstruction-and-brain-dysfunction-in-children  Facebook for Dr. McIntosh: https://www.facebook.com/drdavidmcintosh Snored to Death by Dr. David McIntosh: https://www.amazon.com/Snored-Death-dying-your-sleep/dp/B08H57YYV8 Study of Sleep Apnea and Motor Vehicle Crashes: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2792976/ Dr. David Gozal: https://www.muhealth.org/doctors/david-gozal-md
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August 24, 2022
Episode 12: Dr. Kevin Boyd - Anthropological Impacts on the Modern Child's Airway
Episode 12: Dr. Kevin Boyd - Anthropological Impacts on the Modern Child's Airway
My guest today is Dr. Kevin Boyd, DDS, MSc, a board-certified pediatric dentist practicing in Chicago, IL. He is also an attending instructor in the Pediatric Dentistry Residency-Training Program at Lurie Children’s Hospital where he additionally serves as a dental consultant to the Sleep Medicine service. He also serves as a dental consultant to Lutheran General Hospital. He is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Anthropology conducting research in anthropology and orthodontics. Prior to completing his DDS degree from Loyola University’s Chicago College of Dental Surgery in 1986, he obtained an advanced degree (MSc) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Michigan State University. He completed his post-graduate residency training in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Iowa due to its reputation for providing intensive clinical and didactic learning opportunities in the areas of early childhood orthodontics/dentofacial orthopedics, and also early childhood behavior guidance management and child psychological/emotional development. You can find out more about Dr. Boyd at dentistry4children.net. Show Notes: Airway Health Solutions Advanced Mini-Residency: Early Childhood with Dr. Kevin Boyd https://www.airwayhealthsolutions.com/boyd ADA Pediatric Airway flyer/pamphlet: https://www.ada.org/publications/ada-news/2020/november/childrens-airway-health-receives-a-breath-of-fresh-air “Why We Get Sick” by Randy Nesse, MD https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Get-Sick-Darwinian/dp/0679746749 European Journal of Dentistry (includes 1992 references) Effects of Airway Problems on Maxillary Growth https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/pdf/10.1055/s-0039-1697440.pdf Video of Dr. Donna Geddes on breastfeeding and tongue-ties https://youtu.be/lhAGu8QJOLg Three medical planes of the face: https://www.crossfit.com/essentials/anatomical-planes-axes Marshmallow test with children on delayed gratification https://www.simplypsychology.org/marshmallow-test.html#:~:text=The%20marshmallow%20test%20is%20an,receiving%20a%20less%2Ddesired%20treat
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August 17, 2022
Episode 11: Dr. Becky Andrews, ND LAc - Food, Environment and Health
Episode 11: Dr. Becky Andrews, ND LAc - Food, Environment and Health
My guest today is Dr. Becky Andrews, a Naturopathic doctor, acupuncturist, and herbalist. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and Bastyr University. Dr. Andrews specializes in chronic "mystery" illnesses, mood and neurotransmitter issues, genomics, pain and sports injuries, digestive issues, fatigue, environmental, and mold illness. In Seattle, she had a private practice and served as faculty at Bastyr University. She moved to Austin in late 2011 to work as the Education Coordinator for the American Botanical Council.  Following that appointment, she served as adjunct faculty at AOMA School of Integrative Medicine. She currently serves as a naturopathic health consultant at Peoples Rx and has a private naturopathic and acupuncture practice at Si Shou Acupuncture Wellness. You can find out more about Dr. Becky at www.doctorbecky.net. SHOW NOTES: You can find out more about Dr. Becky at www.doctorbecky.net Weston Price Foundation – research on nutrition, skulls, and the jaw - https://www.westonaprice.org Book by Weston Price “Nutrition and Physical Degeneration” https://www.amazon.com/Nutrition-Physical-Degeneration-Weston-Price/dp/0916764206 ·Blue Ribbon Commission on Health Care Costs and Access https://leg.wa.gov/JointCommittees/Archive/HCCA/Documents/Final%20Report.pdf
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August 10, 2022
Episode 10: Cris Duval, RDH - Who Are You Going to be For Your Patients?
Episode 10: Cris Duval, RDH - Who Are You Going to be For Your Patients?
My guest today is patient-health advocate and wellness coach, Cris Duval, RDH. Over the course of her four-decade career as a hygienist, she has been recognized for her contributions to patient-centered dental hygiene with honors from the International Association of Ozone in Healthcare and Dentistry and the Oral Cancer Foundation. A sought-after speaker, Cris has taught master classes and presented in locations from Las Vegas to Chicago to Cuba on topics including patient communication, ozone therapy, and advocating for patient health. You can find out more about Cris and her mission to change the mindset of dental professionals when it comes to patient health on crisduval.com or thelifeguardinitiative.com. We are proud and honored to have Cris Duval as one of the members of the Children’s Airway First Foundation Advisory Board. Show Notes: · The LifeGuard Initiative - https://www.thelifeguardinitiative.com/ · Biofilmis a layer of bacteria that can accumulate inside or on your body. The sticky white plaque that forms on your teeth and around your gums is a type of dental biofilm. Plaque needs to be removed because it can harden to tartar, also known as dental calculus · Who Are You Going to Be? article by Cris Duval published on AOSH.org · Relationships rule the quality of care · Lifeline screenings for hygienists to focus on at every visit with their patients:          o Oral cancer screening          o Blood pressure          o pH of Biofilm          o Test Menu (Oral bacterial DNA testing)
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August 02, 2022
Episode 9: Tasha Turzo, DO - Airway is a Consequence of the Functioning of the Face
Episode 9: Tasha Turzo, DO - Airway is a Consequence of the Functioning of the Face
My guest today is Tasha Turzo, DO -- Dr. Tasha Turzo DO, graduated from Western University, Pomona, California in 1994 where she received a Post Graduate Osteopathic Manual Medicine/Anatomy Fellowship. She completed her internship at the UCSF Family Medicine Residency at the Santa Rosa Community Hospital. She has been in private practice since 1995 practicing osteopathy, homeopathy, functional medicine, prolotherapy, and PRP specializing in craniofacial dysfunctions. She is a Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine where she has been a guest lecturer since 2007. She is also a founding member of AEI (ALF Educational Institute and is an internationally recognized expert in the application of osteopathy and functional dentistry, with a focus on the use of the Advance Lightwire Functional (ALF) devices and TMD. She has been teaching extensively in this field since 1997. She is the author of “The ALF Approach: Changing the Face of Orthodontics.” You can find out more about Dr. Turzo at www.drtashaturzo.com. Show Notes: The ALF Approach: Changing the Face of Orthodontics by Dr. Tasha Turzo American Medical Association and the American Osteopathic Association Buckminster Fuller and Albert Einstein AAPMD Webinar featuring Dr. Turzo https://www.aapmd.org/aapmd-webinar-library Courses with Dr. Turzo for parents and medical professionals https://www.drtashaturzo.com/courses  ALF Educational Institute https://alfeducationalinstitute.com/
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July 27, 2022
Episode 8: Autumn Henning - Orofacial Development Throughout the Lifespan
Episode 8: Autumn Henning - Orofacial Development Throughout the Lifespan
My guest today is Autumn Henning, Speech-Language Pathologist, Certified Orofacial Myologist, and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant. Autumn graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders and is an Assistant Professor within the voluntary faculty series in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at the University of Kentucky College of Health Science. She was a Founding Board Member of the International Consortium for Oral Ankylofrenual Professionals (ICAP). Autumn specializes in orofacial function and development throughout the lifespan. She has spoken at a variety of prestigious conferences and organizations, written articles, appeared as a guest on several podcasts, and trained thousands of professionals. You can find out more about Autumn on her website at www.chrysalisorofacial.com. Show Notes: Autumn’s website: www.chrysalisorofacial.com Blog – Abolishing the “Preferred Provider” Title: https://www.chrysalisorofacial.com/post/abolishing-the-preferred-provider-title Blog – Words Are Worth a Thousand Pictures: https://www.chrysalisorofacial.com/post/words-are-worth-a-thousand-pictures TOTS Training Course: https://www.chrysalisorofacial.com/course TOTS Trained Professionals Directory: https://www.chrysalisorofacial.com/directory Signs of Tongue Tie: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/17931-tongue-tie-ankyloglossia#symptoms-and-causes Amitai 2020 Folic Acid and Tongue Tie Research: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31835174/
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July 19, 2022
Episode 7: Kajsa Bradley - Journey Through Sleep Apnea and Mental Health
Episode 7: Kajsa Bradley - Journey Through Sleep Apnea and Mental Health
My guest today is Kajsa Bradley for Portland, Oregon. Kajsa was diagnosed with sleep apnea in 2017. She has also been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and ADHD. With a strong purpose of giving hope, Kajsa now documents her journey and shares information on airway, sleep, and mental health issues on her blog meantalhealthnaps.com. I encourage you to follow Kasja on TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube.
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July 14, 2022
Episode 6: Karese Laguerre - Parent's Guide to Myofunctional Therapy
Episode 6: Karese Laguerre - Parent's Guide to Myofunctional Therapy
My guest today is Karese Laguerre, a Registered Dental Hygienist and Myofunctional Therapist. She founded The Myo Spot, a practice aimed at amplifying oral wellness to whole-body wellness. Through teletherapy, she helps clients of all ages overcome tongue ties, TMJ disorders, sleep apnea, grinding, anxiety, and various breathing and orofacial dysfunction. Passionate about education and self-help, she published "Accomplished: How to Sleep Better, Eliminate Burnout and Execute Goals". When not working with clients globally she spends time with her husband and four kids. Show Notes: · The Myo Spot - https://www.themyospot.com/ · Airway Matters Blog - https://www.themyospot.com/airway-matters.html · Xlear Nasal Spray - https://xlear.com/xlear-sinus-care/
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June 17, 2022
Episode 5: Lauren Ruffrage, SLP - Myofunctional Disorders and Therapy
Episode 5: Lauren Ruffrage, SLP - Myofunctional Disorders and Therapy
My guest today is Lauren Ruffrage. Lauren is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with a Master of Science from Ithaca College. While she has experience treating clients from infancy through adulthood, she has found that her passion lies in pediatrics, with whom she has worked exclusively for the past 10 years. In 2020, after moving to Manlius, New York, Lauren discovered a lack of availability of experienced feeding therapists for in-home therapy. She founded Thrive SPOT to fill this need. Lauren is committed to life-long learning and advocacy.  She is focused on offering the best, evidence-based practice methods for her clients and believes in creating treatment strategies that are tailored to the unique needs of each family while empowering the caregiver to be their child’s best advocate. Show Notes and Additional Links: Healthy Breathers, 'Round the Clock, by Nicole Archambault: Full Article on ASHAWire Feedingmatters.org ThriveSPOT.com Children's Airway First Foundation Blogs on Importance of Nasal Breathing and Impacts of Mouth Breathing on Children: Access All Bog Articles SleepAssociation.org Autumn Read Henning, MS, CCC-SLP If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please let us know! The Children's Airway First Foundation welcomes parents and medical professionals who want to share their stories, journey, or professional insight. We are all in this together and we truly believe education and knowledge sharing is critical to saving the lives of millions of children around the world. Become a guest on Airway First!
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May 23, 2022
Episode 4: Steve Carstensen, DDC - Airways and Dental Sleep Medicine
Episode 4: Steve Carstensen, DDC - Airways and Dental Sleep Medicine
My guest in today's episode is Dr. Stephen Cartsensen. Dr. Carstensen has treated sleep apnea and snoring in Bellevue, WA since 1988. He’s the Consultant to the ADA for sleep-related breathing disorders, has trained at UCLA’s Mini-Residency in Sleep, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. He lectures internationally, directs sleep education at Airway Technologies and the Pankey Institute, and is a guest lecturer at Spear Education, University of the Pacific, and Louisiana State Dental Schools. He was a Board Member for the AADSM, Editor of Dental Sleep Practice Magazine, and co-authored “A Clinician’s Handbook of Dental Sleep Medicine.” You can find out more about Dr. Carstensen at seattlesleepeducation.com and stevecarstensendds.com. Show Notes and Additional Links: TAP System: https://tapintosleep.com/why-tap/ Why We Sleep, by Matthew Walker Brave Parent, by Susan Maples Sleep-wrecked Kids, by Sharon Moore Collaboration Cures 2022 (AAPMD and AAOSH): https://www.aapmd.org/collaboration-cures-2022 American Dental Association Adopts Policy on Dentistry's Role in Sleep-Disordered Breathing 2017 - Full Article from Sleep Review Cranio-facial-respiratory-complex article by Dr. Kevin Boyd - Full Article from PubMed
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May 09, 2022
Episode 3: Dr. Steven Hall - What Is Healing?
Episode 3: Dr. Steven Hall - What Is Healing?
Steven M. Hall, MD is an integrative physician, teacher, speaker, and author of The Seven Tools of Healing: Unlock Your Inner Wisdom and Live the Life Your Soul Desires. His message is about finding and changing the patterns that are creating your painful feelings, harmful behaviors, dysfunctional relationships, and physical diseases. He began his medical career in 1985 as a residency trained and board-certified Family Practitioner. His practice has been shaped by his journey to answer two questions: “What is ‘healing’?” and “How can I best help you with yours?” Special note: We are proud and honored to have Dr. Hall as one of the members of the CAFF Advisory Board. "Modern medicine still does not understand the truth about the human mind and body." ~ Dr. Steven Hall Show Notes: Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle Dr. Hall practices craniosacral therapy which is defined as being a system of alternative medicine intended to relieve pain and tension by gentle manipulations of the skull regarded as harmonizing with a natural rhythm in the central nervous system.
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May 04, 2022
Episode 2: Emma Cooksey - Sleep Apnea and Growing Up Mouth Breathing
Episode 2: Emma Cooksey - Sleep Apnea and Growing Up Mouth Breathing
My guest today is Emma Cooksey, podcast host, writer, speaker, and one of the estimated 22-million diagnosed American adults suffering with obstructive sleep apnea. Through her weekly podcast “Sleep Apnea Stories,” she not only shares her journey, but she has become a champion for others suffering from obstructive sleep apnea by breaking down sleep apnea stereotypes and raising awareness of both symptoms and treatments. Emma grew up in Scotland, where she graduated with a degree in Law and Economics from Aberdeen University. After a decade of working in higher education administration, she moved to the United States with her husband, Jason. She now resides in Florida with her husband and their two children. And as a side note, I have to say that over the course of the past year, through Zoom conversations, social media, emails, and virtual support with the Children’s Airway Foundation and the launching of our podcast, Emma has become one of my most favorite people. If you listen to her podcast, and I encourage each of you to do so, I am sure you will fall immediately in love with her and will quickly discover what it is that makes her such a special person. Links Mentioned in Episode: 1) Sleep Apnea Stories: https://www.sleepapneastories.com/ 2) Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor https://www.amazon.com/dp/0735213615/?coliid=I2NB5E1892L1NT&colid=2DBULVHC7TAJF&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it 3) Signs of Airway Disorders: https://www.childrensairwayfirst.org/childrens-airway-disorders 4) The Breathe Institute: https://www.thebreatheinstitute.com/ 5) Project Sleep: https://project-sleep.com/ 6) Sleep 2022 in Charlotte in June: https://www.charlottemeetings.com/events/expo/sleep-2022 7) Sleep Apnea Stories Interview with Candy Sparks: https://anchor.fm/emma-cooksey/episodes/47---Candy-Sparks---Compromised-Airways-in-Children-e1b5ieu/a-a4nt4t1 Disclaimer: This podcast episode includes guest(s) with airway issues and sleep apnea. The guest(s) are discussing their own experiences and are not paid to participate in the podcast. Any links or information shared are not paid endorsements. This is for information purposes only and you should consult with your own medical professionals before you start or stop any medication or treatment.
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April 17, 2022
Episode 1: Parent to Parent - Tips for Parents of Children with Airway Disorders
Episode 1: Parent to Parent - Tips for Parents of Children with Airway Disorders
Meet Brad and Candy Sparks, the Co-Founders of Children's Airway First Foundation. In our first ever episode, they will share a bit about why they started the foundation and why our mission is so critical to more than 400-million children around the world. This episode is their message to parents and is an introduction to the silent epidemic of childhood airway disorders. You can find out more on our website at https://www.childrensairwayfirst.org/ and join the conversation on our forum at https://www.childrensairwayfirst.org/the-airway-huddle.
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April 07, 2022