Episode #320: Pediatric Brain Health Tips Every Doctor Mom Should Know with Dr. Ari Calhoun, ND

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If you have a child with neurodevelopment disorders like Autism, ADHD, PANS/PANDAS, or Sensory Processing Disorder or, want to be proactive and learn ways to help prevent these disorders in your child, this is a must-listen-to episode!

I interviewed Dr. Ari Calhoun, owner of Wholesome Brain Medicine, and she shares updated research on various triggers that can cause neurodevelopmental issues along with provides hope by sharing well-studied neutraceutical supplements along with lifestyle therapies that can optimize a child’s brain – even as early as during pregnancy and in the first year of life!

Dr. Ari is a close friend and colleague – we created the Vaccine Empowerment Program together helping to educate and empower parents to make informed choices. In our program, she has extensive information on how vaccines can impact brain and immune health so if you want a deeper dive after listening to this episode – visit and join our program there.  She is a wealth of knowledge – a gift to the world. I love sharing her with our community.

Now, this episode is rich with information so get your notebooks out to take notes – you don’t want to miss it!

Topics Discussed:

  • Common neurodevelopmental disorders
  • How conventional medicine usually treats versus a holistic functional medicine approach
  • Different triggers that can derail optimal brain development 
  • How a fever and hyperactive immune response can play a huge role in brain inflammation
  • Tylenol and the role it can play on neurodevelopment disorders 
  • How shots can play a role in brain development 
  • 3 Favorite natural medicine supplements that every child can benefit from to protect the brain 
  • 3 Lifestyle therapies that can optimize brain health
  • How genetics play a role

Show Notes: 

  • Visit Dr. Ari Calhoun’s Website
  • Follow @dr.aricalhoun on Instagram
  • Sign up for the Vaccine Empowerment Program
  • Click here to learn more about Dr. Elana Roumell’s Doctor Mom Membership, a membership designed for moms who want to be their child’s number one health advocate!
  • Click here to learn more about Steph Greunke, RD’s online nutrition program and community, Postpartum Reset, an intimate private community and online roadmap for any mama (or mama-to-be) who feels stuck, alone, and depleted and wants to learn how to thrive in motherhood

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This episode’s guest

Dr. Ari is a perinatal and pediatric naturopathic doctor, the owner of Wholesome Brain Medicine, a founding medical advisor for Needed, and a passionate speaker and educator. She helps parents holistically optimize their child’s brain and emotional development from the womb onwards. Through her medical clinic, she works alongside families to identify, prevent, and heal the underlying causes of Autism, ADHD, behavioral disorders, PANS/PANDAS, mental health conditions and other neuropsychological disorders. Her foundation in research has molded her into an inquisitive learner and investigator, and she firmly believes that hidden within the details lie the answers.

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