52 episodes

Tara Hunkin is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified GAPS Practitioner, mother and founder of My Child Will Thrive a resource that shares with you the latest science, tips, resources and tools to help you on the path to recovery for your child with ADHD, autism, sensory processing disorder, or learning disabilities. Tara's own experiences with her daughter -- combined with as much training she can get her hands on, research she can dig into, and conferences she can attend -- have helped her to develop systems and tools for parents like you who feel overwhelmed trying to help their children thrive.

My Child Will Thrive Podcast Tara Hunkin

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 8 Ratings

Tara Hunkin is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified GAPS Practitioner, mother and founder of My Child Will Thrive a resource that shares with you the latest science, tips, resources and tools to help you on the path to recovery for your child with ADHD, autism, sensory processing disorder, or learning disabilities. Tara's own experiences with her daughter -- combined with as much training she can get her hands on, research she can dig into, and conferences she can attend -- have helped her to develop systems and tools for parents like you who feel overwhelmed trying to help their children thrive.

    Why do I need a food journal? with Tara Hunkin

    Why do I need a food journal? with Tara Hunkin

    Tara Hunkin, Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified GAPS Practitioner, Restorative Wellness Practitioner, mother and founder of My Child Will Thrive (website and podcast) author and host of the Autism, ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder Summit.

    My Child Will Thrive was founded out of the frustration Tara felt when searching for explanations and solutions for her daughter. Doctor visits left her with more questions than answers and she was forced to do the research and find her own way to help her child. Tara’s daughter is now a thriving 16-year-old, succeeding in and out of school.

    Tara now supports parents of children with neurodevelopmental disorders struggling to find the right combination of treatments and therapies through educating and coaching them so that they can get the best results for their children while saving time, money and effort.

    Tara continues to expand her knowledge by attending and speaking at conferences and is a member of the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs, International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation, and Nutritional Therapy Association.

    Show notes & transcript: https://www.mychildwillthrive.com/why-do-i-need-a-food-journal/ ‎

    Get your Food Mood Sleep and Poop Journal here: http://www.mychildwillthrive.com/toolkit
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    • 15 min
    Photobiomodulation the secret weapon to speed healing and recovery at a cellular level

    Photobiomodulation the secret weapon to speed healing and recovery at a cellular level

    Dr. Brandon Crawford is currently licensed to practice Chiropractic in the USA in the state of Texas and in Dubai Healthcare City in the UAE. Dr. Crawford maintains an active practice in Austin,TX where he sees various types of patients seeking to restore their health.
    A large part of Dr. Crawford’s practice is focused on helping families who seek help for neurodevelopmental disorders like Autism, ADHD, Tourette’s, OCD and similar issues. His practice also sees a large amount of chronic pain and other neurological conditions like traumatic brain injury and anoxic brain injury.
    Dr. Crawford is considered an expert in the field of photobiomodulation and lectures around the world discussing research and practical application of light and laser therapy on the brain and body to improve health. Dr. Crawford has Co-founded ShedLight LLC; a company that distributes therapy lasers to clinicians and teaches them on proper use and implementation of the laser. Dr. Crawford serves on the medical advisory board for SNA Technologies, maker of the Neurosage software.

    He lectures regularly in many different settings. Some more notable platforms are the Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CND) lecture series that Dr.Robert Melillo has created. Dr. Crawford’s role revolves around laser use in the CND lecture series. He is also co-founder and lectures for Brain Chat Lectures LLC.

    Dr. Crawford has been asked to speak at the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehab, Life University, and Parker University. Recently, Brandon has launched his own seminar series for the general public called Balanced. This series
    focuses on the use of functional neurology, laser therapy, and holistic healing strategies to maintain health and wellness.

    Brandon’s own life has been positively affected by the application of functional neurology and laser therapy. Both himself and his son have suffered from Tourette’s and it was the application of these strategies that brought relief. Brandon is married and has two sons. His interests include various sports, the outdoors, traveling, teaching and helping his patients optimize their health.

    Shownotes & transcript: https://www.mychildwillthrive.com/photobiomodulation-the-secret-weapon-to-speed-healing-and-recovery-at-a-cellular-level

    • 49 min
    The Power Of Fun Sensory Training with Trent McEntire

    The Power Of Fun Sensory Training with Trent McEntire

    For more than two decades, Trent McEntire has been helping people gain back their mobility – a story he knows well. Born with a mild form of Cerebral Palsy, Trent experienced pain and stiffness every day from the time he was a child. The methods Trent discovered to repair his own body also became the foundation for what would be his life’s work.

    Trent attended Western Michigan University where he received a BFA in Dance, requiring in-depth Movement Science and Training including Feldenkrais, Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Kinesiology and Anatomy. Trent was awarded the Presidential Scholar while attending Western Michigan University and in 2015-16 was named Distinguished Alumni for his innovations.

    Upon graduation, Trent pursued a career as a professional dancer where he performed on stages throughout the country and abroad. Throughout his professional dance career, Trent continued to leverage his methods to repair his own movement limitations and also helping other professionals to overcome their injuries. Helping others is what eventually led Trent to opening his own studio where he focused on teaching movement therapy and rehabilitation.

    For more than 20 years, Trent’s transformational methods and tools have changed thousands of lives for movement professionals and clients -- children who struggle with focus; seniors who have lost their balance and mobility, individuals experiencing neurological conditions; and athletes who have suffered concussions and injuries. Trent’s transformational methods and tools are now used across the globe.

    Today, Trent’s mission is to deliver his methods and tools out to everyone who needs help with moving past physical and brain-related limitations. The Fire Up Your Brain program was created by Trent as a fun, engaging, and affordable way to support this mission. In addition to his professional teaching, Trent spends his time problem solving and educating the world through his AskTrent Live programming, building a network of BrainSpeed Coaches, and facilitating speaking engagements to further educate the public on enhancing brain performance.

    Link to shownotes and transcript: https://www.mychildwillthrive.com/the-power-of-fun-sensory-training/

    • 40 min
    The Real Truth About Hormones with Dr. Shawn Tassone

    The Real Truth About Hormones with Dr. Shawn Tassone

    Shawn Tassone MD, Ph.D., known as America's Holistic Gynecologist, is the first physician in the United States to be double board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and by the American Board of Integrative Medicine. He holds a medical degree in addition to a Ph.D. in mind-body medicine. He’s a practicing OBGYN in Austin, Tx, hormone specialist, author, speaker, highly rated patient advocate, and creator of the world’s first integrative hormonal mapping system.

    In his 20+ years of practice, Dr. Tassone has seen over 40,000 women and he is determined to remove the myths surrounding women's health. As an integrative health practitioner, he believes that you should have an active role in your care. His work includes studies and publications on hormonal imbalances, spirituality in medical care, whole foods to heal the human body, and integrative medicine.

    Dr. Tassone is featured in many publications including The New York Times, NBCNews Online, Stanford MedX, and his book, The Hormone Balance Bible, published by HarperCollins, is available for pre-order now!

    Shownotes and transcript: https://www.mychildwillthrive.com/the-real-truth-about-hormones/

    • 33 min
    How Retained Primitive Reflexes Impact Your Childs Brain Development with Tara Hunkin

    How Retained Primitive Reflexes Impact Your Childs Brain Development with Tara Hunkin

    Tara Hunkin, Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified GAPS Practitioner, Restorative Wellness Practitioner, mother and founder of My Child Will Thrive (website and podcast) author and host of the Autism, ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder Summit.

    My Child Will Thrive was founded out of the frustration Tara felt when searching for explanations and solutions for her daughter. Doctor visits left her with more questions than answers and she was forced to do the research and find her own way to help her child. Tara’s daughter is now a thriving 16-year-old, succeeding in and out of school.

    Tara now supports parents of children with neurodevelopmental disorders struggling to find the right combination of treatments and therapies through educating and coaching them so that they can get the best results for their children while saving time, money and effort.

    Tara continues to expand her knowledge by attending and speaking at conferences and is a member of the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs, International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation, and Nutritional Therapy Association.

    Link to shownotes (includes a transcript!) https://www.mychildwillthrive.com/how-retained-primitive-reflexes-impact-your-childs-brain-development

    • 13 min
    Simple Neurological Exercises To Create A Balanced Brain with Ryan Cedermark

    Simple Neurological Exercises To Create A Balanced Brain with Ryan Cedermark

    Dr. Ryan Cedermark graduated Magna Cum Laude from Life University in 2011. While in school, Dr. Cedermark enrolled in postgraduate neurology courses, earning his Diplomate in Neurology from the American Chiropractic Neurology Board in 2013. Passionate about a multidisciplinary approach to healthcare, Dr. Cedermark graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Duke University and completed a Family Nurse Practitioner program at Georgia State University in 2018. Dr. Cedermark currently serves as adjunct faculty at National University teaching in the Master's Program. Dr. Cedermark is also a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and serves on the board of the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation (IAFNR) as well as the Medical Advisory Board for SNA Biotech.

    Dr. Cedermark currently works full-time at Regional Medical Group in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Cedermark’s multidisciplinary educational background creates a unique approach in today’s healthcare environment

    Shownotes and transcript here: https://www.mychildwillthrive.com/simple-neurological-exercises-to-create-a-balanced-brain

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

ida jane ,

Solid information

Thanks for such valid and meaningful suggestions based on the most current research and knowledge.

Jewelry lady Amy ,

Eye Opening!!!

Thank you Tara for all you do! What an eye opener. So much great info and tools to help me with my son and our family!

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