Episode #317: Healthy Holiday Cooking with Holistic Mom MD Dr. Madiah Saeed

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Who else struggles with all of the sugar and processed food that comes with the holiday season? You are far from alone!
On today’s episode, I chat with the incredible Dr. Madia Saeed – she is not only a holistic medical doctor, mother of 5, and author of numerous books – she is also incredible in the kitchen! She has the gift of being able to feed large groups with ease using the highest quality ingredients producing an array of delicious and nutrient-dense recipes.
I had the pleasure of meeting her in person when driving cross country with my family – she invited us over for lunch and I was amazed by what she made for us. I knew I had to share her with our Doctor Mom community to hear about her holiday plans and some tips and tricks with us so we can have a healthy holiday season and new year!

Topics Discussed:

  • Healthy holiday dishes that are simple and inspiring 
  • How to take any dessert and use nutrient-dense ingredients
  • Focusing on vegetable side dishes before you plan the entire menu
  • How to use spices to spice-up a holiday dish!
  • Ways to increase nutrient-dense foods for your kids with fun simple ideas
  • Having kids choose recipes so they get involved 

Show Notes: 

  • Visit Dr. Madiah’s Website
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  • Listen to The Holistic Kids Show Podcast
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This episode’s guest

Madiha Saeed, MD, also known as HolisticMom, MD and HolisticUrdu, MD on social media, is a practicing board certified family physician in the USA, international speaker and a global best-selling author of The Holistic Rx: Your Guide to Healing Chronic Inflammation and Disease, Adam’s Healing Adventures children’s health book series, The Pandemic Prescription: Restoring Hope from Quran, Sunnah and Science, The Quranic Prescription: Unlocking the Secrets to Optimal Health and The Holistic Rx for Kids: Parenting Healthy Children to Save Our Future. Dr Saeed is the director of education for Documenting Hope and KnoWEwell. She sits on multiple medical advisory boards including Holistic Primary Care and Wellness Mama, was the past president of The International Institute of Islamic Medicine (aka NIIMS) and the founder and president of the non-profit organization, Pure Healing Foundation. Dr Saeed and her children speak internationally in the most prestigious holistic conferences, summits, TV (ABC, NBC, CNN and CBS), radio and newspaper. She is a regular on MindBodyGreen and the international Emmy winning medical talk show the Dr. Nandi Show. Dr Saeed is the founder of Change Making Kids Conference and the Family Health Expo. Dr Saeed’s children host “The Holistic Kids’ Show” podcast with over 115 interviews interviewing the biggest names in the functional, holistic and integrative medicine world, helping kids empower and educate other kids. With Dr Saeed’s mother in law they reach millions via HolisticUrdu, MD an online social media platform.

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