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Dr. M’s SPA Newsletter Audiocast Volume 14 Issue 23

Stress and a Woman’s Ability to Conceive – The Healthy Mind Is Key.
How was it meant to be?  Humans were designed to be excellent at handling acute stress while chronic stress on the other hand was never expected to be part of our day to day existence. We run from the tiger and survive the event or we die. That being said, chronic mental stress is the greatest disruptor of human balance and health. To truly know this fact and work towards alleviating it is the immediate route to a healthy life and a healthy pregnancy. Mental stress has profound negative effects on immune and hormonal function to the detriment of mom and her babe. Chronic mental stress is known to disrupt pregnancy conception and perinatal events. Perception of one’s stress is often more important than the event itself. Becoming aware of your perceptions and working toward a minimally stressed mind is a key to a healthy pregnancy. A woman should be honored and protected while pregnant to keep external stress levels low. In this chapter, you will learn why and how stress has the ability to hurt a pregnancy. The to do section gives tools to reverse the negative process……plus a graduation note.
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Dr. M’s Women and Children First Podcast #73 – Dustin Whitney – The Demographic Deception.

Demographic Deception
This week I sit down with Dustin Whitney to discuss population growth and its relevance to everyday life.

Dustin is an author, an entrepreneur and a man looking at the world through a different lens. He recently published book the Demographic Deception which outlines the reality that the global population is contracting as opposed to the rapidly expansion that has been espoused by many over the past 40 years. He gives us a politically agnostic but incredibly optimistic view of the demographic problem.

Dustin graduated from Boston College with a BA in marketing from Carrol School of Management in 1995. He subsequently entered the business world achieving business acumen while growing various companies. He is described as a modern-day business executive with balance in his life. Innovative thinking and good use of common sense have helped his businesses succeed. As a people person as well as a business person, Dustin has always been interested in what people do, and how they do it. Dustin is focused on building teams and fostering collaboration. The goal is to bring people and ideas together to facilitate progress and success.
Dustin brings his 25+ years of business executive experience paired with a passion and mission to uncover and analyze global trends to help us understand how those trends impact long-term business growth and human life. We dive into all things population based covering healthcare, history and an optimistic future. In a word, this conversation is expanding.
Please enjoy my conversation with Dustin Whitney,
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Dr. M’s SPA Newsletter Audiocast Volume 14 Issue 20

“It is your reaction to an adversity not the adversity itself that determines how your life’s story develops.”
Dieter Uchtdorf
What are the Underpinnings of Disease?
What have we really learned over the last one to two hundred years of medicine?
We left an era where infections killed the majority of children and adults, especially during childbirth and the first 5 years of life. Science gave us antimicrobial medicines and vaccines that altered this landscape and humans began to live decades longer.
Medicine had conquered disease. However, it was not so. Insidiously, these victories were met with new problems called diseases of aging – heart disease, asthma, autoimmunity, diabetes, cancer, obesity, dementia and others…… and a literature review.
Dr. M

Dr. M’s Women and Children First Podcast #51 – Paul Smolen, MD – Parenting Class

This weeks guest is my friend, Dr. Paul Smolen, also known as Doc Smo by his friends, is a pediatrician with 38 years of experience caring for children and families. He is a graduate of Duke University (1974), Rutgers Medical School (1978), and Wake Forest University-N.C. Baptist Hospital (1982). At Wake Forest University he completed a residency in general pediatrics, served as chief resident, and completed a fellowship in ambulatory pediatrics. For over 38 years, he was an Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill helping to train a generation of medical students and pediatric residents as well as author several research papers. He is also the author of two parenting books,  Can Doesn’t Mean Should (2015) and Great Kids Don’t Just Happen (2019). Doc Smo is a bona-fide expert in knowing what parents want and need to know about parenting and child health. Imparting practical and useful advice is the goal of every “Pedcast” that he produced over his podcasting career.
This week we discuss his book Great Kids Don’t Just Happen.
Dr. M