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Holistic Parents Podcast

Holistic Parents Podcast

By Stephanie Libs & Brent Keime
Dr. Stephanie Libs, DC and Brent Keime LAc. talk all things holistic parenting. Dr. Steph is a family chiropractor specializing in pediatric and pregnancy with two kiddos. Brent is a licensed acupuncturist who focuses on fertility, women's health and pregnancy and has four kids, two of which are already adults! This podcast is full of holistic topics with fun banter and lots of clinical observations from taking care of thousands of patients, including our own families.
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9. How to Have an Empowered Birth: Interview with Care Messer, Doula and Birth Educator

Holistic Parents Podcast

9. How to Have an Empowered Birth: Interview with Care Messer, Doula and Birth Educator

Holistic Parents Podcast

15. Vitamin D and COVID
Dr. Brent and Steph talk about the benefits of Vitamin D for the prevention and treatment of COVID and many other immune challenges. We chatted about the dosage, benefits and studies associated with usage of this immune boosting vitamin! Please share this important info with friends!
January 12, 2021
14. Should Children Wear Masks
We know masks are a hot topic, and masking children is even more spicy. This episode is meant to share information so that you can make your own decisions for what you feel is best for your family. Masking children does carry risk, just as not masking also carries risk. The info in this session is a culmination of our years of education in health combined with up to date research. We hope you enjoy, listen with an open mind and heart, and share with friends. 
December 30, 2020
13. How to Change Your Life with Food
Brent recently led a group through a life-changing 13 week program, where he taught the value of REAL food and how to easily integrate into your life.  We talk about not only what to eat, but also how to eat. After all, so many health issues are simply from bad habits that are hard to break. Dr. Steph and Brent are both passionate about nutrition and there is so much info packed into this session! Bon appetit! 
November 16, 2020
12. Attachment Parenting and the 7 Bs
Brent and Dr. Steph discuss Attachment Parenting! This parenting style is all about connecting with your child, establishing a secure bond, anticipating their needs and building a solid relationship. While there are numerous books on the AP philosophy, these parenting styles always came naturally to Brent while he raised his four kids. When Dr. Steph learned about AP it just felt like it was in alignment with her lifestyle. AP incorporates the "7 B's" which are: Bonding at birth, Breastfeeding, Babywearing, Bed sharing/co-sleeping, Belief in baby's cry/language, Beware of baby trainers, and Balance/boundaries. In this episode we review a bit on each "B" and share how we have incorporated those concepts into our own families. We hope you enjoy!
November 3, 2020
11. Homeschooling
With schools shut down and some states still under quarantine it looks like homeschooling is much more popular these days. This episode Brent talks about the benefits of homeschooling his four children and what a typical day looks like for his family. He shares how school can be customized for each child's learning style, making it fun, and so much easier on parents! Dr. Steph's kiddos are just too young for homeschooling so she asks tons of questions and Brent's answers help take the fear and stress out of it! 
August 27, 2020
10. Breastfeeding, The Breast Crawl, Ties, and Benefits, Oh My!
Dr. Steph has been working toward becoming a lactation consultant, in addition to her chiropractic practice, and in this episode she and Brent explore all the magic of breastmilk. The benefits, the beautiful adaptations and instinctual connection between mothers and babies. Steph breastfed her oldest until she was three and is still nursing her almost two year old, and tandem nursed them for a year. You can read more about that in her article below. All four of Brent's children were breastfed and weaned when they were ready. They both share not only their journey with breastfed babies but also clinical gems, practical tips and political challenges. This was a fun one you won't wanna miss! Dr. Steph's tandem nursing article
August 23, 2020
9. How to Have an Empowered Birth: Interview with Care Messer, Doula and Birth Educator
We are so excited to have Care Messer on this episode! She's the founder of the Birth Education Center where she and her team teach Hypnobirthing and several other empowering birth prep classes; she's also a doula, and hosts doula matching programs for her families. She shares her perspectives on how to enter your birth without fear. This heartfelt discussion goes deep into our current pandemic birthing climate, and Care also shares her personal, and emotional birth stories. You don't wanna miss this one! It's JUICY! 
June 18, 2020
8. Immune Boosting Part 2: with COVID Emphasis
Whoa. This is a long one. Brent and Dr. Steph take a deep dive into how to support your immune system through this pandemic. We start with a bit of perspective to help dispel fears and shift into functional nutrition to empower you with up-to-date evidence-based research. Brent explains what a cytokine storm is and what to do to prevent it in order to prevent your immune system from getting overwhelmed and getting sick. We touch on a few controversial issues such as vaccines, pharmaceutical drugs, and the media. We hope this information empowers you as it has us. 
April 28, 2020
7. Ideal Diet For Your Cycle
Brent and Steph are often asked, what's the ideal diet for my cycle? And the true answer is, there isn't one! But the good news is in this episode we go through many variations of cycles and foods to reduce your symptoms, making your cycle more predictable, easier to track and optimized for planning. Brent goes deep into inflammation and how it effects the skin, the gut, the brain and the rest of the body. They've broken down the complex science into easily "digestible" (see what I did there) basic terms that anyone can understand and implement. 
March 23, 2020
6. Depression, Depletion & Anxiety Interview with Jen Fisher, LMFT
We were so excited to interview our very first guest on the show, Jen Fisher, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Jen is a private practice therapist who specializes in perinatal mood disorders like depression and anxiety, and is also the current president of the San Diego chapter of the Post Partum Health Alliance. Dr. Steph and Brent interview Jen to discover what's normal, what's the difference between baby blues, depression and anxiety, and some practical tips on how to get help. We share some very candid experiences of our personal struggles, yet this episode has a lot of giggles throughout. We hope you enjoy!
March 10, 2020
5. Sleep For Babies, Toddlers and the Whole Family
Sleep! Something we all need more of in our lives! Have you been told that you should make your baby cry it out in order to foster independence, or to self soothe? What if we told you that you didn't have to and you won't ruin your baby by cuddling with them and nursing them to sleep? In this episode Brent and Steph talk about the importance of attachment and ways to optimize your sleep, even when it feels like you're not getting nearly enough.
February 11, 2020
4. How To Get Your Period On Point
According to Brent (and thousands of years of Chinese Medicine) your period should be like a ninja, showing up almost without you even noticing, with little to no symptoms and leaving as swiftly as it started. Now, you may be thinking what I thought when I first heard this: Brent, you’re a man, what do you know about my period? Yeah I thought that too. In this episode Dr. Steph and Brent talk about what an ideal period looks like and how to strive for that bulls-eye and get it on point! Whether you're trying to conceive or trying to prevent pregnancy, this episode is for you. 
February 4, 2020
3. Birth Intervention Prevention: Epidurals, Breastfeeding and Birth Outcomes
In this episode Brent and Dr. Steph explore the use of epidurals and the effects they have on birth and breastfeeding. Dr. Steph candidly shares about her homebirth-hospital transfer and her epidural experience. Breastfeeding challenges, post partum depression, c-sections, NICU and more can be connected to epidural use. Listen for encouragement on how to prevent interventions and make empowered choices. 
January 16, 2020
2. Cold and Flu Season: Immune Boosting
In this episode Brent and Dr. Steph talk about fevers, what's normal and what's not. When to intervene and when to ride it out. We also share some of our personal stories of what we did and felt when our own kiddos experienced fevers. We cover diet, nutrition and some of our favorite supplements to boost the immune system naturally. 
January 16, 2020
1. Placenta Encapsulation - How it's done and why you could benefit!
In this episode we explore all things placenta and how birthing people can benefit from encapsulating their placenta! We talk about the function of the placenta and how the encapsulation is prepared. Dr. Steph shares real life testimonial of the placenta preparations that Brent made for her after the birth of her two babies. 
January 15, 2020