Reaching Out

Reaching Out

by Carla Atherton, Director of The Healthy Family Formula My Mom Always Said I Was Different I have seen and have brought my children to many doctors, every one unable or unwilling (due to lack of time, interest, or knowledge) to help us to unravel the seemingly mysterious symptoms we

Firsts: For My First Daughter

Firsts: For My First Daughter

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

Yoga for Health, Life, and Healing

Yoga for Health, Life, and Healing

By Carla Atherton Director of The Healthy Family Formula   Let us make health easy once again. Health is a complicated dance, yet, at the same time, is simple, with a select few necessary steps. It involves your physical body, your mental/emotional environment, your spirit, and the connections between all

Your Thriving Child! Event of The Year!

Your Thriving Child! Event of The Year!

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!

Moving Beyond the Diagnosis: Our Story Part 2

Moving Beyond the Diagnosis: Our Story Part 2

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

Moving Beyond the Diagnosis: Our Story Part 1

Moving Beyond the Diagnosis: Our Story Part 1

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

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“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

30 Reasons to Avoid Fast Food (Like the...

30 Reasons to Avoid Fast Food (Like the Plague)

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

Compassionate Communication

Compassionate Communication

by Carla Atherton, Director of The Healthy Family Formula   So, we are parents. We know a lot and teach our kids how to be in this world. We instruct and convince. We mold and shape. Right? Well, this is what we are taught, anyway, what we are told to

Gastrointestinal Health, Toxicity, and Immune System Dysregulation

Gastrointestinal Health, Toxicity, and Immune System Dysregulation

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

Why Try Natural?

Why Try Natural?

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

Parenting a Child with Big Health Challenges

Parenting a Child with Big Health Challenges

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

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