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Firsts: For My First Daughter

Monday, January 1st, 2018

I hope that you are having (or have had) a wonderfully restful, fun, joyful, memorable holiday! I am not sure how much rest we’ve gotten, but we sure have had some fun! Big family gatherings, performances and concerts, and successes such as my own grandmother becoming as close to pain-free as she can be for the first time in decades (I will write about how we accomplished that very soon!).

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Your Thriving Child! Event of The Year!

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Join me, host Elisa Song, and 39 other experts for the children’s health event of the year, the Thriving Child Summit September 18th-24th! Register for FREE here!   What’s in store? Join us!

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Moving Beyond the Diagnosis: Our Story Part 2

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

by Carla Atherton, Director of The Healthy Family Formula   I want to tell you a story. Several months ago, I was speaking with Brenda, our insurance broker, trying to figure out some details about our house insurance when the topic of health came about. For some serendipitous reason, I mentioned that that we had been navigating health issues with one of our children for the last 5 years. She

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Moving Beyond the Diagnosis: Our Story Part 1

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

by Carla Atherton, Director of The Healthy Family Formula   When we are moved to create something extraordinary, something that comes fully from who we are, from what gets us out of bed in the morning, from a clear and relentless vision, it often comes out of a place of necessity, a place of pain, from an experience or an event that narrowed your sites on a purpose. As most

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Support Our Campaign!

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

“When my own daughter received an upsetting diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes in 2012, my family and I were launched into a new life of needles and doctors and dead ends. And after experiencing the ups and downs of parenting a child with chronic illness and recognizing what was not available to me and my family, I found the answers, myself. I set out on a mission to make sure

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30 Reasons to Avoid Fast Food (Like the Plague)

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

by Carla Atherton, Director of The Healthy Family Formula The way we live in our modern world revolves largely around convenience and speed. Sometime in the 50s, advertising displaying machines that did the laundry and packaged dinners that replaced home cooking started to appear everywhere: the promises these ads made appealed to the increasingly busy family who was finding that their workload was changing as was the nature of their

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Gastrointestinal Health, Toxicity, and Immune System Dysregulation

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

In her book, A Compromised Generation, Beth Lambert reports that, “[A]lmost all of the chronic illnesses in children today are in some way related to immune dysregulation” (Lambert, A Compromised Generation, p. 51). To review, immune dysregulation is either an immune hyper response in the body that exhibits as autoimmunity or other chronic conditions that stem from inflammation or a hypo response that exhibits as cancer and other conditions where

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Why Try Natural?

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

by Carla Atherton, Director of The Healthy Family Formula Medications have become the common method of choice to deal with health complaints, aches, and pains. Millions of women are on some sort of antidepressant, sleep aide, or pain medication, and Ritalin has become a household word for our kids. You would have to be living under a rock to not know what Ritalin or Prozac are. There are some instances

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Parenting a Child with Big Health Challenges

Monday, March 6th, 2017

by Carla Atherton, Director of The Healthy Family Formula   As an active person, I have been interested in health and wellness since my early teens, but didn’t always know what to do and how to be healthy in a holistic way. And when I became a mother, my interest in health deepened. But it was when my own family was affected by chronic illness that I became first, borderline

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