45. 10 ways to help your child Fall and Stay ASLEEP with Deepa Kannan

Have you given thought to

  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Pain, or
  • Expressive Ability

as conditions that could disturb sleep?

What about:

  • Omega 3 Status,
  • Blood Sugar Balance
  • and Core body temperature as variables in allowing your child to stay asleep.

Sleep Whisperer Deepa Kannan talks to us about 15 factors that can affect a child’s sleep. Bring a notebook and take notes.



44 Integrative Manual Therapy for Chronic Health Conditions in Children

Movement Therapy can be often mistaken for OT , but it is so much more. If your child has Autism or Down Syndrome or Cerebral Palsy, have you considered movement within the body?

When I think of movement therapies, I think of

  • Reflex Integration, which allows for unhindered movement
  • Rhythmic Movement, which uses movement to calm and train the brain
  • Cranial Osteopathy, which works with movement of CSF inside the body
  • Chiropractic, which removes skeletal hinderance to movement
  • Myofascial Release, which removes stress in our connective tissue throughout the body
  • Manual Therapy, which helps with Lymph Drainage.
  • Anat Baniel Method, which uses movement to create neural networks.

Movement is beyond OT, in fact, OT can even be the least consequential to functional movement for some children.

Today, I want to introduce you to my friend Becky Dawson, an Integrative Manual Therapist. In her podcast she talks about lymph, movement, and the ability of IMT to enhance function in a situation of chronic neuro-inflammation and seizures, with her son.



43 Melatonin and Immunity with Dr. Valerie LaRosa

Did you know that Melatonin doesn’t just affect sleep?

In this mind-blowing episode, Dr. LaRosa calls Melatonin the Great Modulator, which is a great name for a great molecule.

We discuss how melatonin can modulate neuroinflammation, GI inflammation, and even affect immunity in the context of COVID.