Learning to Slay the Beasts Podcast

A podcast for health conscious adults focused on learning to overcome all the mentally, physically and emotionally challenging things in life or ‘beasts‘, like food allergies and intolerances, mental health issues (anxiety, OCD, depression), eating disorders, autoimmune and neuroimmune disorders, health and relationship issues…

Episode 89 - Break the Mold with Dr. Jill Crista

This week we continue to bring awareness to PANDAS/PANS. I am so thrilled to welcome Dr. Jill Crista. She is a rock star at helping families heal from mold toxicity.

Dr. Jill Crista is an author, educator, and Naturopathic Doctor. Dr. Crista has a personal experience with both PANDAS/PANS and with mold toxicity. She earned her Naturopathic Doctor Degree in 2003. For over a decade, she owned, directed, and practiced at two integrative clinics. She now focuses on research, teaching, and writing, specializing in neuroinflammatory conditions such as mold sickness, brain injury, and autoimmune encephalitis. Dr. Crista also recently released a new book, Break the Mold.

Dr. Crista explains how we get mold toxicity, what it does to us, how to treat it and the link with PANDAS/PANS. Her website can be found at: https://drcrista.com/

The mold quiz can be found at: https://drcrista.com/quiz/

#education #parenting #youngadults #anxiety  #supportingkids #braininflamed  #teachers #healthandwellness #childrensmentalhealth #youthmentalhealth #pediatrichealth #childrenshealth  #immunesystem #neurodiversity #adhd #autism #pandaspans #panspandas #autoimmuneencephalitis #pandaspansawareness #panspandasawareness #tics #ocd #depression #neuroimmune #MOLD #moldtoxicity #breakthemold #moldsickness #moldillness #naturopathicmedicine

As always, this podcast is based on experiences and should not be construed as medical or professional advice. Please speak with your own medical professional.

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My middle-grade fiction novel Pendulum by S.E. German is available on FriesenPressBarnes and Noble, Amazon Worldwide (Amazon.com,  Amazon.ca) and more!

Ben struggles with his mental health following an infection. He visits countless doctors and endures endless treatments all while trying to manage middle grade trials like his family moving, his first crush and playing competitive sports. This heartwarming story will build empathy and give you a glimpse into how Ben creates hope for the future.  

Contact me for speaking engagements in schools, libraries and community events (reallifeproject@gmail.com).

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Episode 88: Brain Inflamed with Dr. Kenneth Bock

This week we continue to bring awareness to PANDAS/PANS. I am so thrilled to welcome Dr. Kenneth Bock, a world-renowned Integrative Medicine Doctor. Dr. Kenneth Bock has accumulated over 35 years of experience diagnosing the root cause of chronic illnesses and restoring balance to his patients’ immune systems. He founded Bock Integrative Medicine and focuses on the treatment of autism and co-occurring conditions, PANS/PANDAS, ITABI, tick-borne illnesses, and adult conditions, such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and heart disease. Dr. Bock also recently released his book, Brain Inflamed, which is a great resource that we will talk about today. 

Dr. Bock explains PANDAS/PANS and his concept of the immune kettle, he talks about how he breaks down solutions for his patients and ways that integrative medicine can be successful in healing PANDAS/PANS. 

#education #parenting #youngadults #anxiety  #supportingkids #braininflamed #pediatricmedicine #integrativemedicine #teachers #healthandwellness #childrensmentalhealth #youthmentalhealth #pediatrichealth #childrenshealth  #immunesystem #neurodiversity #adhd #autism #pandaspans #panspandas #autoimmuneencephalitis #pandaspansawareness #panspandasawareness #tics #ocd #depression #neuroimmune

As always, this podcast is based on experiences and should not be construed as medical or professional advice. Please speak with your own medical professional.

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ADs:

My middle-grade fiction novel Pendulum by S.E. German is available on FriesenPressBarnes and Noble, Amazon Worldwide (Amazon.com,  Amazon.ca) and more!

Ben struggles with his mental health following an infection. He visits countless doctors and endures endless treatments all while trying to manage middle grade trials like his family moving, his first crush and playing competitive sports. This heartwarming story will build empathy and give you a glimpse into how Ben creates hope for the future.  

Contact me for speaking engagements in schools, libraries and community events (reallifeproject@gmail.com).

Please subscribereview share this Podcast!

Follow me on IG: @saraladygluten , TikTok @saraladygluten and visit My Author/Podcaster Website: www.se-german.com 

Visit my Amazon Storefront for my recommendations: https://www.amazon.com/shop/saraladygluten

Sign up for the email list and receive a free Self-Care Calendar!

Blog: www.theallergybeast.wordpress.com

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Episode 87: ”I Am Not Alone” - PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day 2021 with Gabriella True

PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day is October 9, 2021 in many jurisdictions. To learn more about PANDAS/PANS, this week we speak with Gabriella True, President of US-based ASPIRE (Alliance to Solve PANS & Immune-Related Encephalopathies).

Gabriella has been a leader in the PANS and autism communities since 2008. She has also worked with the Connecticut PANS PANDAS Partnership, New England PANS/PANDAS Association and sat on the PANDAS/PANS Advisory Council to the Department of Health for Connecticut. In addition to her work in the PANS community, Gabriella is also The Autism Community in Action (TACA) Connecticut Chapter Coordinator and has volunteered for them for ten years. Gabriella is a parent to two children with PANS, one who also has autism.

We talk about everything PANDAS/PANS including what Aspire will be undertaking in the future, some of the current issues families are facing and where to find support.

#education #parenting #parentingtips #mindset #parentingsuccess #middlegrade #youngadults #anxiety  #supportingkids #mindfulness #teachers #healthandwellness #childrensmentalhealth #youthmentalhealth #pediatrichealth #childrenshealth  #immunesystem #neurodiversity #adhd #autism #pandaspans #panspandas #autoimmuneencephalitis #pandaspansawareness #panspandasawareness #tics #ocd #depression #neuroimmune

As always, this podcast is based on experiences and should not be construed as medical or professional advice. Please speak with your own medical professional.

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ADs:

My middle-grade fiction novel Pendulum by S.E. German is available on FriesenPressBarnes and Noble, Amazon Worldwide (Amazon.com,  Amazon.ca) and more!

Ben struggles with his mental health following an infection. He visits countless doctors and endures endless treatments all while trying to manage middle grade trials like his family moving, his first crush and playing competitive sports. This heartwarming story will build empathy and give you a glimpse into how Ben keeps hope for the future.  

Contact me for speaking engagements in schools, libraries and community events (reallifeproject@gmail.com).

Please subscribereview share this Podcast!

Follow me on IG: @saraladygluten , TikTok @saraladygluten and visit My Author/Podcaster Website: www.se-german.com 

Sign up for the email list and receive a free Self-Care Calendar!

Blog: www.theallergybeast.wordpress.com

Episode 86: Back to School Series Recap + Seasonal Reflection Meditation

In this week's episode I recap some of the key lessons that I learned from the 2021 Back To School Series (Episodes 81-85). This series included interviews with Nathan Webb, Anja Simmons, Leslie Gipson, and Dr. Elham Raker.

I also give a sneak peak about the focus of our next series!

Lastly, we transition into fall with a 12-minute Seasonal Reflection Meditation.

#education #parenting #parentingtips #mindset #meditation #school #parentingsuccess #backtoschool #middlegrade #youngadults #anxiety  #supportingkids #mindfulness #teachers #healthandwellness #childrensmentalhealth #youthmentalhealth #pediatrichealth #childrenshealth  #healthyeating #sleep #bedtimeroutine #immunesystem #howtostayhealthy #breathwork # neurodiversity #bullying #adhd #autism #dyslexia #dysgraphia #audioprocessing #guided meditation

As always, this podcast is based on experiences and should not be construed as medical or professional advice. Please speak with your own medical professional.

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ADs:

My middle-grade fiction novel Pendulum by S.E. German is available on FriesenPressBarnes and Noble, Amazon Worldwide (Amazon.com,  Amazon.ca) and more!

Ben struggles with his mental health following an infection. He visits countless doctors and endures endless treatments all while trying to manage middle grade trials like his family moving, his first crush and playing competitive sports. This heartwarming story will build empathy and give you a glimpse into how Ben keeps hope for the future.  

Contact me for speaking engagements in schools, libraries and community events (reallifeproject@gmail.com).

Please subscribe, review share this Podcast!

Follow me on IG: @saraladygluten , TikTok @saraladygluten and visit the Learning to Slay the Beasts

Website: www.se-german.com  Sign up for the email list and receive a free Self-Care Calendar!

Blog: www.theallergybeast.wordpress.com

Episode 85: Back to School Series - Keeping Our Kids Healthy with Dr. Elham Raker

As part of our back to school series, this week we chat with Pediatrician and Parent Coach Dr. Elham Raker about ways to prepare for back to school, including tips for staying healthy (like key vitamins and minerals), healthy immune systems, why routines are key and how to manage colds and flus (even Covid 19). 

As a pediatrician, parenting coach, telemedicine provider and a mom she understands the importance of receiving medical care and advice in a timely manner. She has a telemedicine service can provide quick and easy access to a board-certified pediatrician in minutes. Through this service she helps parents to deal with the overwhelm of parenting by providing guidance, piece of mind and trusted information. Find out more on her website: https://askdr-mom.com

#education #parenting #parentingtips #mindset #resilience #school #parentingsuccess #backtoschool #middlegrade #youngadults #anxiety  #supportingkids #mindfulness #teachers #healthandwellness #childrensmentalhealth #youthmentalhealth #pediatrichealth #childrenshealth #supplements #vitamins #healthyeating #sleep #bedtimeroutine #colds #flu #covid #immunesystem #howtostayhealthy

As always, this podcast is based on experiences and should not be construed as medical or professional advice. Please speak with your own medical professional.

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ADs:

My new middle-grade fiction novel Pendulum by S.E. German is available on FriesenPressBarnes and Noble, Amazon Worldwide (Amazon.com,  Amazon.ca) and more!

Pendulum is a first-person narrative about a young boy whose personality and behaviour changes overnight from happy, funny, energetic and silly to anxious, obsessive, emotional, angry and depressed. After visiting over 20 doctors, the boy is finally diagnosed with a little-known and understood disorder without a cure called Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS). The heartwarming story follows the boy as he enters middle grade and continues to cope with mental health issues like anxiety, OCD and depression. 

Please subscribe, review & share the Podcast!

Follow me on IG: @saraladygluten and visit the Learning to Slay the Beasts

Website: www.se-german.com  Sign up for the email list and receive a free Self-Care Calendar!

Blog: www.theallergybeast.wordpress.com

Episode 84: Back to School Series - Techniques for Neurodivergent Learners

As part of our back to school series, this week we chat with Educational Kinesiologist Leslie Gipson about ways to prepare for back to school, including tips for managing focus and stress as well as techniques for neurodivergent learners. We talk about techniques for dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, autism, audio and visual processing disorders and more.

Leslie Gipson is an Educational Kinesiologist, trained in Brain Gym, that helps children overcome learning difficulties and attain everyday goals. You can find out more about her offerings on Facebook and her website https://www.thehealinginstinct.com/

#education #educationalkinesiology #breath #parenting #parentingtips #mindset #resilience #school #parentingsuccess #backtoschool #middlegrade #youngadults #anxiety #lazy8 #supportingkids #mindfulness #teachers #braingym #autism #dyslexia #dysgraphia #ADHD #audioprocessingdisorder #visualprocessingdisorder

As always, this podcast is based on experiences and should not be construed as medical or professional advice. Please speak with your own medical professional.

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ADs:

My new middle-grade fiction novel Pendulum by S.E. German is available on FriesenPressBarnes and Noble, Amazon Worldwide (Amazon.com,  Amazon.ca) and more!

Pendulum is a first-person narrative about a young boy whose personality and behaviour changes overnight from happy, funny, energetic and silly to anxious, obsessive, emotional, angry and depressed. After visiting over 20 doctors, the boy is finally diagnosed with a little-known and understood disorder without a cure called Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS). The heartwarming story follows the boy as he enters middle grade and continues to cope with mental health issues like anxiety, OCD and depression. 

Please subscribe, review & share the Podcast!

Follow me on IG: @saraladygluten and visit the Learning to Slay the Beasts

Website: www.se-german.com  Sign up for the email list and receive a free Self-Care Calendar!

Blog: www.theallergybeast.wordpress.com

Episode 83: Back to School Series - Personal Perspectives

In this solo episode, as part of the Back to School Series I give my personal perspective on Back to School 2021. I talk about my current worries, new gear for the kids, advocating for food allergies and PANDAS/PANS accommodations, transitioning schools, sorting out new schedules and incorporating therapy.

#parenting #parentingtips #mindset #resilience #school #parentingsuccess #backtoschool #middlegrade #youngadults #anxiety #gratitude #supportingkids #mindfulness #teachers #schoolgear #backtoschoolanxiety #backtoschoolworries #covid #IEP #pandaspans #panspandas #foodallergies #advocatingforkids #therapy 

As always, this podcast is based on experiences and should not be construed as medical or professional advice. Please speak with your own medical professional.

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ADs:

My new middle-grade fiction novel Pendulum by S.E. German is available on FriesenPressBarnes and Noble, Amazon Worldwide (Amazon.com,  Amazon.ca) and more!

Pendulum is a first-person narrative about a young boy whose personality and behaviour changes overnight following an infection (PANDAS). The heartwarming story follows the boy as he enters struggles with mental health challenges like anxiety, OCD and depression and regular middle grade issues. This is a story of hope and resiliency. 

#pandaspans #panspandas #neuroimmune #autoimmune #anxiety #ocd #depression

Please subscribe, review & share the Podcast!

Follow me on IG: @saraladygluten and visit the Learning to Slay the Beasts

Website: www.se-german.com  Sign up for the email list and receive a free Self-Care Calendar!

Blog: www.theallergybeast.wordpress.com

Episode 82: Back to School Series - Using Yoga and Breathwork to Parent Successfully with Anja Simmons

As part of our back to school series, this week we chat with Parenting Success Coach Anja Simmons about ways to prepare for back to school, including yoga and breath works to help them with the stress of school for children, teachers and parents.

Anja Simmons trained as a British Nursery Nurse and then became a nanny in England, Switzerland and Toronto. She went on to have her own family and found the joys and challenges of parenthood. She moved into the direction as a Parenting Success Coach to be there for parents as someone they can fully trusted to share in their struggles, support them and offer advice. She is also a certified yoga teacher in the Kripalu tradition.

Her podcast is called Parenting Differently and here is a link to her YouTube video on Breathwork: https://youtu.be/xEveCCr6qDY

https://linktr.ee/parenting_success_coach

#yoga #breathwork #breath #parenting #parentingtips #mindset #resilience #school #parentingsuccess #backtoschool #middlegrade #youngadults #anxiety #gratitude #supportingkids #mindfulness #teachers #yogaforteachers #yogaforkids #yogaforparents

As always, this podcast is based on experiences and should not be construed as medical or professional advice. Please speak with your own medical professional.

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ADs:

My new middle-grade fiction novel Pendulum by S.E. German is available on FriesenPressBarnes and Noble, Amazon Worldwide (Amazon.com,  Amazon.ca) and more!

Pendulum is a first-person narrative about a young boy whose personality and behaviour changes overnight from happy, funny, energetic and silly to anxious, obsessive, emotional, angry and depressed. After visiting over 20 doctors, the boy is finally diagnosed with a little-known and understood disorder without a cure called Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS). The heartwarming story follows the boy as he enters middle grade and continues to cope with mental health issues like anxiety, OCD and depression. 

Please subscribe, review & share the Podcast!

Follow me on IG: @saraladygluten and visit the Learning to Slay the Beasts

Website: www.se-german.com  Sign up for the email list and receive a free Self-Care Calendar!

Blog: www.theallergybeast.wordpress.com

 

Episode 81: Back to School Series - Overcoming Bullying with Nathan Webb

Posted by learningtoslaythebeasts in made for more, storytelling, motivation, Parenting, anxiety, mental health

This week we kick off a 'Back to School' series to provide you with information that you need for a successful year for your family!

This week we focus on bullying and speak with Nathan Webb, a School Counselor and expert on bullying. As a child, he endured relentless bullying but was able to rise above it.

During his studies in school, Nate discovered his passion for helping kids overcome the same challenges he faced as a child. Using this passion, he founded, Bullies Be Gone, a social media platform that helps empower bullying victims and change school climates. He speaks at schools to share mindset tools to help change the culture of the school into a culture of kindness.

We talk about the root of bullying, how to handle bullying as a child and parent, the challenges of social media and online bullying and more!

#bully #bullying #bulliesbegone #parenting #parentingtips #mindset #resilience #school #schoolproblems #backtoschool #middlegrade #youngadults #anxiety #gratitude #supportingkids 

As always, this podcast is based on experiences and should not be construed as medical or professional advice. Please speak with your own medical professional.

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ADs:

My new middle-grade fiction novel Pendulum by S.E. German is available on FriesenPressBarnes and Noble, Amazon Worldwide (Amazon.com,  Amazon.ca) and more!

Pendulum is a first-person narrative about a young boy whose personality and behaviour changes overnight from happy, funny, energetic and silly to anxious, obsessive, emotional, angry and depressed. After visiting over 20 doctors, the boy is finally diagnosed with a little-known and understood disorder without a cure called Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS). The heartwarming story follows the boy as he enters middle grade and continues to cope with mental health issues like anxiety, OCD and depression. 

Please subscribe, review & share the Podcast!

Follow me on IG: @saraladygluten and visit the Learning to Slay the Beasts

Website: www.se-german.com  Sign up for the email list and receive a free Self-Care Calendar!

Blog: www.theallergybeast.wordpress.com

 

 

Episode 80: Recovering From Life’s Stressors with Dr. Jannine Krause

Dr. Jannine Krause is a Naturopathic Doctor that mixes Traditional Chinese Medicine & acupuncture with functional medicine to create custom treatments for her clients.

She is the owner Q VITALITY STUDIO in Washington, a blogger and the host of the The Health Fix Podcast.

In this episode, we talk about overcoming life's stressors through exercise, mindfulness, mindset, acupuncture, nutrition and more!

To find out more about Dr. Jannine Krause visit her website https://doctorjkrausend.com/ and listen to her on The Health Fix Podcast

#meditation #naturopath #acupuncture #mindset #mindfulness #health #wellness #podcast #podcasters #learningtoslaythebeastpodcast #nutrition #exercise #healthyliving #traditionalchinesemedicine #hormonehealth #takingbreaks #fertility #pain #migraines #cortisol #estrogen 

As always, this podcast is based on experiences and should not be construed as medical or professional advice. Please speak with your own medical professional.

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ADs:

My new middle-grade fiction novel Pendulum by S.E. German is available on FriesenPressBarnes and Noble, Amazon Worldwide (Amazon.com,  Amazon.ca) and more!

Pendulum is a first-person narrative about a young boy whose personality and behaviour changes overnight from happy, funny, energetic and silly to anxious, obsessive, emotional, angry and depressed. After visiting over 20 doctors, the boy is finally diagnosed with a little-known and understood disorder without a cure called Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS). The heartwarming story follows the boy as he enters middle grade and continues to cope with mental health issues like anxiety, OCD and depression. 

Please subscribe, review & share the Podcast!

Follow me on IG: @saraladygluten and visit the Learning to Slay the Beasts

Website: www.se-german.com  Sign up for the email list and receive a free Self-Care Calendar!

Blog: www.theallergybeast.wordpress.com

 

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