Family Health Revolution Podcast
Welcome to the Show!
The Family Health Revolution Podcast brings the wisdom and support of coach Carla Atherton, Revolutionary Mama and Director of the Healthy Family Formula, to you in 15-30 minute soundbites. Speaking from her vast experience in holistic, functional, and lifestyle medicine and her years as a mother, educator, and family health coach, Carla shares what she has learned about what makes our families unwell and what to do to get them not only well again, but thriving. Delving into a plethora of topics from chronic conditions to medical systems to true holism to mind/body/spirit to environment and social considerations and lifestyle factors like diet, rest, exercise, and sleep, Carla leads listeners into and through their own family health revolution.
This podcast is not about what you should do, but what you can do.
Find a new episode at this link every Monday!
The Quick and Dirty About Carla:
Carla Atherton is the Director of the Healthy Family Formula and the HFF Practitioner Training Academy, Host and Producer of the Children’s Health Summit, Author of Family Health Revolution, Empowerment Coach, Holistic Family Health Consultant, and children’s health advocate. Spurred on by the love for her three glorious children, Carla’s mission is to support families to achieve their best health through information, guidance, and empowerment.
Episode #1: My Story to Our Story: Intro to the Family Health Revolution Podcast
Episode Description: Carla introduces the podcast and what was the catalyst for not only the podcast’s production but also behind the Healthy Family Formula, her books, and her coaching practice.
Episode #2: Our Current Healthcare Model/Standard of Care
Episode Description: In this episode, Carla delves into what we expect from our current medical model and explores ways we can evolve from those antiquated beliefs and systems into a new model of family healthcare.
Episode #3: Reclaiming Our Mental Health: Both Adults and Our Children
Episode Description: In this episode, Carla unpacks our current conventional approach, model, and “treatment” of mental and emotional dis-ease and offers a fresh perspective that will enable people (both adults and their children) to regain and maintain mental and emotional wellness.
Episode #4: Why Your Family Health Coach May Be More Important Than Your Doctor
Episode Description: In this episode, Carla explains what a health coach is, why your family may need one, and why that person may be the most important support you have on your family’s healthcare team.
Episode #5: Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine and Our Basic Human Needs
*Please excuse the slight change in sound quality of the episode that begins around minute 6. Apparently, my mic malfunctioned, but it was good stuff, so we fixed it instead of re-recording!
Episode Description: In this episode, Carla runs through what Lifestyle Medicine is, specifics on how we can use Lifestyle Medicine to attain our basic human needs, and how these practices are foundational to overall physical health and mental wellness.
Episode #6: Lifestyle Factor #1: The Only Food Rules
Episode Description: In this episode, Carla runs through the only food rules: what we should be eating and feeding our families to reach the best health possible. Is it paleo? Keto? Sugar-free? Is there one perfect diet that fits all? What is bioindividuality? Find out in this episode.
Episode #7: Rules of Supplementation
Episode Description: In this episode, Carla takes you though the minefield of supplementation: what supplements are safe and for whom, if there are supplements that are essential, which ones to buy, and whether supplementing even necessary for everyone. Learn how to confidently choose the right supplements for your family.
Episode #8: Supplement Superstars
Episode Description: In this episode, Carla explains when it is appropriate to supplement and why and explores her top picks for the nutrients that are the best bang for your buck.
Episode #9: How Screens and Media Dumb Our Children Down
Episode Description: In this episode, Carla runs through the detrimental effects of media, electronics, and EMF radiation that our children are exposed to every day through their interaction with screens and answers the questions: are screens and media dumbing us down? Is our use of technology excessive, and if so, what health conditions is this excess creating? Depression? Anxiety? Learning Disabilities? Tantrums? ADHD? Autoimmunity? Find out if it is affecting your family!
Episode #10: Excessive Screens and Media: Recognizing the Problem and Also the Solutions
Episode Description: In this episode, Carla continues our discussion about screentime’s effects on the health of our children, helps parents assess whether it’s a problem for your family, and if so, what are the solutions?
Episode #11: How Our Culture Drives Addiction in Both Adults and Youth
Episode Description: In this episode, Carla demonstrates how addictions are a result of our culture and not about individual fault or imperfection. By redefining addiction, exploring the many faces of addiction, pointing out the varying causes, and naming the ways in which both adults can children become addicted to substances and behaviours, we can better understand and then overcome the habits and behaviours that are detracting from our health.
Episode #12: Origins of Dis-Ease and the Usual Suspects
Episode Description: In this episode, Carla defines the concept of root cause resolution, illustrates how deficiencies and toxicity are always factors in ill health, identifies varying stressors, and exposes the Usual Suspects of our environments and lifestyle choices that cause all dis-ease and illness.
Episode #13: Immunity 101
Episode Description: In this episode, Carla goes through the immune system–the science of its function–and starts the discussion about how to balance the immune system in order to prevent and recover from various infections including bacteria and viruses.
Episode #14: Immunity 101: The Toolkit Part 1
Episode Description: In this episode, launching from Episode 13 where Carla went through the immune system–the science of its function–this episode continues the discussion about how to balance the immune system in order to prevent and recover from various infections including bacteria and viruses. Topics today: prevention, toxins, lifestyle, and the mind/body.
Episode #15: Immunity 101: The Toolkit Part 2
Episode Description: This episode continues the discussion about how to balance the immune system in order to prevent and recover from various infections including bacteria and viruses. Topics today: environment and the immune system supplement superstars.
Episode #16: How to Move from Super-Overwhelmed to Superwoman Without Sacrificing Your Active Life and Insatiable Passions
Episode Description: Listen to this recorded session of our recent Clubhouse live chat where special guest and host of The Secrets to Radiant Health Suzanne Roth-Paul joins Carla to discuss how busy women and mothers can move from a life of stress and overwhelm to empowerment and creativity.
This Clubhouse live chat was recorded with the permission of all of the participants.
To listen in on more Clubhouse live chats follow us on the Clubhouse app: @empoweredfamily
Episode #17: Immunity 101: The Toolkit Part 3
Episode Description: This episode concludes (for now) the discussion about how to balance the immune system in order to prevent and recover from various infections including bacteria and viruses. Topics today: more heavy-hitting immune system supplement superstars.
Episode #18: How to Move from Super-overwhelmed to Superhuman Without Sacrificing Your Active Life and Insatiable Passions More Solutions
Episode Description: In this episode, Carla discusses even more strategies for busy women, mothers, and caregivers to move from a life of stress and overwhelm to empowerment and creativity. Empowerment coaching, body awareness, energy medicine, meditation, and more!
Episode #19: How to Avoid or Heal from Burnt-Out: Practicing Extreme Self-Care for Parents and Professionals
Episode Description: In this episode, Carla discusses a topic near and dear to her heart: caring for the caregiver, both as a professional caregiver as well as in your personal life. This session is chock full of strategies, insight, and inspiration!
Episode #20: Planting Seeds: Teaching Self-Care to Your Children
Episode Description: How do we teach our children and teens to take good care of their minds and bodies in an overwhelming, distracting world so far from the true nature of human health and existence? Where do parents find our power, and in turn, allow our children to find theirs? Listen to find out!
Episode #21: Special Episode Clubhouse Chat Breaking Old Patterns and Defining New Roles
Episode Description: Listen to this recorded session of our recent Clubhouse live chat where special guest and host of The Secrets to Radiant Health Suzanne Roth-Paul joins Carla to discuss how busy women and mothers can move from a life of stress and overwhelm to empowerment and creativity by breaking old patterns and defining new roles.
Episode #22: Deep Rooted Origins of Dis-Ease, Addiction, and Chronic Illness
Episode Description: There is always a reason for chronic illness, addictions, and dis-ease. In this episode, Carla walks you through those origins so that, once uncovered, they no longer drive the fate of your mental, emotional, and physical health.
Episode #23: Grief and Loss
Episode Description: We all experience grief and loss at some time in our lives. And at this time in history, we are experiencing events that can collectively be considered a global trauma, and we cannot escape grief, loss, or the fear of experiencing either one. In this episode, Carla explores the process of grief and how we can support ourselves and each other in movement through and beyond.
Episode #24: Is Giving Up Our Medical Freedom Really for the Better Good?
Episode Description: Is giving up our medical freedom really for the better good? Join Carla as she discusses what is really going in our culture, society, systems, and government to create the situation where we even need to ask that question.
Episode #25: Type 1 Diabetes, Your Child, and Fundamentals for Healing
Episode Description: Carla’s mission for family health began with a Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis of one of her children, but it certainly didn’t end there. Despite the obstacles of insufficient information and support, Carla has since created a model of health that transcends any diagnosis. Join Carla as she outlines how you can take the reins on Type 1 Diabetes.
Episode #26: The Brain, the Vagus Nerve, the Gut and the Immune System: Psychoneuroimmunology Explained
Episode Description: How do stress, the brain, and our immune system interact in order to create either good health and a balanced emotional state or chronic illness, depression, and anxiety. Carla explains it all in this episode. AND to give you a tool to gain more control over your health and wellbeing, there is a bonus recording of Carla’s NEW Catch Your Breath Guided Meditation at the end of the podcast.
In this guided breathwork session, Coach Carla Atherton takes you through a series of breathing techniques such as belly breathing, box breathing, and 4-7-8 breathing in a flowing 15 minute practice designed to open your base chakra with a rhythm perfect for breathwork. The custom made music is in the key of A and incorporates the calming hang drum and binaural beats that affect brain waves having a deeply transformative effect. This practice is designed to evoke feelings of safety, calm, and centredness.
The link to the file will be emailed to you.
Episode #27: Building a New Health Paradigm that Is Truly for the “Better Good”
Episode Description: Our healthcare systems are not that old, but boy, are they tired, an inevitable scenario when something takes exponential strength, time, and energy to “make work,” does not deal with problems but temporary fixes, ultimately becoming broken, ineffective, unsustainable. These systems are failing our families who are increasingly sick, in body, mind, and spirit. Carla discusses how to build new ones in ways that are truly for the better good!
Episode #28: Special Episode: Family Health Revolution the Book, Audio Sections 1 and 2!
Episode Description: Carla reads the first two sections of her inspiring and empowering book Family Health Revolution: The Definitive Approach to Elevating Your Family’s Health! Listen NOW!
Episode #29: Alleviate SAD, ADHD, Learning and Focus Struggles, Depression, and Anxiety with Light
Episode Description: Carla explains mal-illumination (the unhealthy light we are exposed to most of the time we are indoors), the importance of light for our health and wellbeing, and how exposure to healthy light can alleviate SAD, ADHD, learning and focus struggles, depression, anxiety, and so much more!
Episode #30: 2022 Suite of Programs and Registration
In this episode, Carla announces the exciting line-up of her Healthy Family Formula programs for 2022 designed to empower you to take your health back! What’s on my dance card? Read about our entire suite of programs and group coaching sessions from mental and emotional wellness to reversing a variety of chronic conditions, parent programs and programs for youth, simply click here to learn more!
Episode #31: Healthy Mama, Healthy Baby
In this episode, Carla passionately discusses how to have healthy pregnancies, births, and post-natal experiences. Topics she moves through:
Pregnancy and childbirth are not a medical emergency
Fear has been woven into the experience disempowering women
Medicalization has been pushed onto women
Return to intuition and natural processes and knowing
“Normal” vs. natural
Return to flow and confidence
Natural Mama Language; Self-care
Incubation, integration, awakening, choice, intuition, reflection, flow
Why Carla is so passionate about this:
Reduce dependence on the medical profession, return to our natural rhythms, become empowered, remind us of our innate wisdom, become wholly healthier and raise healthy children for a healthier future for us all.
Introducing what I consider to be the wellspring of information for every person who wants to start their children off with the best chance possible at health. We know that chronic illness can be reversed, we know that healing is possible, but why not make the struggle a little bit easier from gaining the proper information and abundant support from the beginning? Join our curious, proactive group for what we think will be the most important program you will ever take.
Learn more about the Healthy Mama Healthy Baby program here! https://healthyfamilyformula.com/hff-programs/
Episode #32: Healthy Mama, Healthy Baby Program Trailer
We are gearing up for the NEW and hyper-exciting Healthy Mama, Healthy Baby program to be delivered in February! Don’t wait to register!
Learn more about the Healthy Mama Healthy Baby program with schedule and dates here! https://healthyfamilyformula.com/hff-programs/
Episode #33: Why it Takes Courage to Heal
In this episode, Carla explores the reasons why it takes courage to heal. Fear of the unknown. What if I’m wrong? My health is better left to people who are smarter, know more, or have sat through more lectures than I have. Do we really need a PhD to manage our own health? Or do we heal by becoming autonomous in our healthcare decisions and empowered in our agency?
Episode #34: SPECIAL EPISODE: Parenting from Tough Love to Enough Love
This episode is a release of an interview Carla did with Kaeli Van Regan to mine Carla’s brain for quotes for Kaeli’s book Parenting: From Tough Love to Enough Love. It was such a great interview that I wanted to release it here and now! Kaeli and I discuss many of the topics I am deeply passionate about such as allowing our kids the space to become who they are, concepts of lifelong learning, and empowered parenting without coercion or oppression. LOVE THIS interview, so I dug it up from the archives for you!
AND…Introducing the Healthy Mama, Healthy Baby Program, what I consider to be the wellspring of information for every person who wants to start their children off with the best chance possible at health. We know that chronic illness can be reversed, we know that healing is possible, but why not make the struggle a little bit easier from gaining the proper information and abundant support from the beginning? Join our curious, proactive group for what we think will be the most important program you will ever take.
Learn more about the Healthy Mama Healthy Baby program here! https://healthyfamilyformula.com/hff-programs/
Episode #35: You Are Not Mentally Ill: Deep Dive Into Mental, Emotional, Soulful Wellness
In this episode, Carla shifts our current view of difficult mental and emotional experiences from pathology to a deep dive, to a soulful exploration into wholeness, wellness, and freedom from the seeming permanence of a mental health diagnosis.
Introducing Your Diagnosis and Fundamentals for Recovery Program! NEW webpage for the program coming soon! Get on our newsletter so you don’t miss this program’s announcement! www.healthyfamilyformula.com
Episode #36: The Many Many Many Benefits of Yoga
About this Episode: I reconnected with an old homeschooling friend one day for tea at her place back in 2012, a few months after my daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and during an increasingly difficult time for my family. She told me I should register for her yoga teacher training. Teacher? I didn’t even have that on my radar. But I agreed. I needed to do it for many more reasons than my physical health. I knew that. So, I registered, of course, and committed to 10 weekends over the course of 10 months of dragging my kids to the city so I could spend hundreds of hours practicing both physical and mental yoga. I embarked on a journey not only of my physical self but my mental, emotional, and spiritual self. I liked and disliked my friend-turned-teacher at the same time, feeling unimportant, small, and sorry for myself as the whole experience pulled me apart then helped me put myself back together, weekend after weekend. I trained not for any arbitrary competition or gain but for the very practice of living. I learned how to be strong and to focus so I could “bring it” when I needed to be ready, no matter what life threw at me. I learned to catch myself before I slid away into ill health; before I settled for a new normal way before my time. Physical engagement, and in particular, yoga, saved me and continues to save me. Join me as I walk you through the many benefits of yoga, hopefully inspiring you to train your body, mind, and heart for the art of living!
Episode #37: Becoming the Peaceful Warrior
About this Episode: Do you want to bring it in life and become stronger, more resilient in both body and mind yet also calm and at peace? Then listen to this short but sweet coaching session with Carla!
Episode #38: Special Episode Your Diagnosis and Fundamentals for Reclaiming Your Health trailer
Episode #39: Health Empowerment
Episode #40: The New Psychology