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Babies can eat so many more foods than we give them credit for! Katie Ferraro, Registered Dietitian, baby-led weaning expert and mom of 7 helps you get a SAFE start to solid foods using baby-led weaning. Baby-led weaning helps your baby become an independent eater & prevents picky eating. Join Katie for easy-to-implement infant feeding tips and tricks that will build confidence in your baby’s ability to safely start solid food and self-feed!
 
The Chirp with Daren Millard will feature free-flowing conversations with NHL players, coaches, executives and respected media members. Daren will cover the biggest NHL topics like only he can, drawing on his and his guest’s unique perspective on the best sport in the world. Smart takes, spirited debates and plenty of laughs, The Chirp is a must-listen for any NHL fan.
 
The Natural Health Influencer Podcast is your go-to health and wellness resource. Fueled by Vista Magazine, we feature natural health experts specializing in a variety of fields as they answer your biggest health questions.With a focus on nutrition, fitness, mindfulness, green living, sustainability, and natural health, we provide our listeners with the tools and information needed to create a healthier lifestyle. Hosted by nutrition expert and author Allison Tannis of @deliciouslygeeky, wit ...
 
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Episode Description: Dr. Leedia is a biological dentist based in Beverly Hills California. She focuses on women's dental health and early childhood dental education. Her mission is to bring women's dental health to the table through education and empowerment. She is creating a liaison between the medical world and the dental world, creating the abi…
 
It is time to start living your better life, and seaweed can help you do it! Believe it or not, seaweed has what it takes to alleviate a range of health issues as well as cosmetic benefits. In fact, scientific studies have shown the massive health benefits that seaweed has to offer but is it probably more complicated than you think. Here today to t…
 
#242: Here it is again…the second annual BABY-LED WEANING DAY! The mid-year mark, July 1, was chosen to recognize and celebrate a baby’s ability to feed themselves and I wanted to provide you with ways to do just that! In this episode I will share five different options for parents to be able to celebrate this special day along with family and thei…
 
Daren is joined by Andrew Cogliano of the Colorado Avalanche to talk about his journey to winning the Stanley Cup, the celebration that immediately followed in Tampa Bay and how a "unique" hotel room number led to Nathan MacKinnon's comfort ahead of Game 6. He also discusses the nifty equipment modification that allowed him to play with an injured …
 
#241: Ever wondered why baby-led weaning was called “baby-led weaning”? To answer this question, I went ahead and asked the creator herself! In this episode I am joined by Gill Rapley, PhD, co-author of the original BLW book and founding philosopher of the baby-led weaning movement. In this interview Gill shares her reasoning behind why she chose t…
 
#240: Wondering what the best baby-led weaning gear is for your baby? When it comes to baby gadgets or feeding essentials there are endless possibilities to choose from. To avoid unnecessary purchases, Jennifer LaBracio who is the expert and baby gear editor at Babylist joins me to talk about the must-have baby-led weaning gear for parents whose ba…
 
Do you want to get healthy but find the broad range of supplements confusing? Then this episode is for you! Today, we give listeners the insider scoop and expert advice on sports supplements. Learn which ones are good for pre-workout, post-workout and everything in between. To help us learn more about the subject is Jim McMahon, an industry expert …
 
Daren is joined by Ray Ferraro to talk about various Stanley Cup Final storylines, working his first Cup Final on television (13:20), trade secrets he's learned from working between the benches and life on the road. Ferraro dissects the goalie decision that Jared Bednar faces ahead of Game 4 and marvels at Andrei Vasilevskiy.... Ray has Vasy pretty…
 
#239: Looking for ways to offer your baby an easy, yet balanced breakfast meal? This is the episode for you! It’s not unusual for parents to stress over the idea of preparing breakfast for their babies and the question is often: WHAT can I give my baby for breakfast? In this episode we are diving into breakfast ideas for baby-led weaning, looking i…
 
Daren is joined by Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau to get the coach's perspective on the Stanley Cup Final after Game 1. Boudreau worked for the NHL Network before getting hired by the Canucks so he put back on his analyst hat to talk about the storylines surrounding the Cup Final, the matchups between the Avs and Lightning, the goalten…
 
#238: Is choking serious business? Of course it is! Although rare, choking is a real risk and a primary concern for all parents when starting their baby on solids. To help ease this anxiety, I am joined by Brandon Doerksen who is the founder of Thrive Training Institute which is an online CPR program aiming to help parents gain knowledge and confid…
 
If you are the parent or caregiver of a fussy eater, this episode is going to change your life! So much we thought we knew about mitigating fussy eating is wrong, and today’s guest, Noelle Martin, is here to share strategies that actually work. If you’ve been using certain foods as rewards for eating other foods, or pressuring your children to eat,…
 
#237: Worried that your baby’s grandparents may never be on-board with baby-led weaning? You’re a grandparent feeling anxious that your grandchild is skipping purees? In this episode, I am joined by two grandmas who will share their personal experiences with baby-led weaning their grandchildren and what convinced them to jump on the BLW wagon. Get …
 
Daren welcomes in Mike Rupp to talk about the Avalanche advancing to the Stanley Cup Final (2:50), Cale Makar entering the "top player in the world" conversation (5:00) and the mental challenges that players face when shooting against elite goalies (18:30). He also goes into detail as to why he was double drafted (13:00)... it's quite an interestin…
 
Conventional agriculture isn’t working; it’s time to go back to our roots! Angela Ferraro-Fanning is a permaculture farmer, which means she grows produce in a holistic and ecologically balanced way that mimics nature. In today’s episode, Angela explains how this approach (which is gaining traction across the world) allows soil, plants, and animals …
 
#236: Having our babies reject food at mealtimes almost always turns into a stressful situation. The question is, should you offer your baby food and patiently wait for acceptance or demand that they eat it? To answer this question, I am joined by Marsha Dunn Klein, OTR/L, M.Ed., FAOTA, a pediatric occupational therapist who has spent over fifty ye…
 
#235: How can I switch my baby’s feeding schedule so they eat solids before offering milk? Will my baby need to drink less bottles when eating more food? As a baby nears the one year mark, it is important to prepare them for the transition into cow’s milk by switching solids before milk feeds but also gradually reducing the amount of milk that they…
 
#234: Why is my baby so upset during mealtimes? How can I make feeding less stressful? An upset baby often results in a stressed-out parent, especially during mealtimes. Inadvertently our emotions can also trigger an upset baby but it is necessary for parents to co-regulate with their babies to allow them to develop their ability to cope and deal w…
 
If you ever struggle with bloating, this episode is for you! Today we are joined by expert digestive health holistic nutritionist Shannon Babic to help you beat the bloat and feel great in your body again. In this episode, she explains what bloating is, the difference between “regular” bloating and chronic bloating, and some of the many common food…
 
Episode Description: Do you know where your meat comes from? Do you know what it's fed, injected with, or what quality of life it experiences? Rob McDaniel is the co-founder of Primal Pastures, a farm and online shop that offers the highest quality meat, fish, and miscellaneous food products with the belief that we should all be able to answer thes…
 
#233: Can I travel with a baby-led weaning baby? The answer is yes! Hitting the road with your baby does not need to turn into a road battle; in fact, there are lots of ways to make feeding a baby while traveling much easier and less stressful. In this episode I am walking you through some basic tips on WHERE, HOW and WHAT you can do when you are f…
 
Daren is off the injured list and is joined by his pal Nick Kypreos to talk about the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including the Toronto Maple Leafs failure to advance past the first round, the decisions surrounding the Panthers head coaching position and the potential landing spots for Barry Trotz. The two debate who they'd take right now.... McDavid or …
 
Parenting can be a major challenge to navigate; just when you think you’ve got it, the kids change course and suddenly, you need a new tactic. However, short-term tactic changes will not help you in the long term. You need a long game parenting plan! If you’ve ever had a parenting conundrum or needed some help navigating this windy road that is you…
 
#232: Can I offer my baby canned tuna? Does all tuna contain mercury? Well Consumer Reports has issued an important wake-up call for the topic of mercury in tuna and its safety for babies and pregnant women. In this episode we are joined by Michael K. Hansen, PhD, he is the Senior Scientist at Consumer Reports who will be discussing the current saf…
 
Episode Description: Robby Besner is a wellness advocate, scientist, inventor, and founder of Therasage. Therasage's mission is to create high-quality infrared sauna and detox products that are more affordable and accessible to everyone. In this episode, Kelly and Robby chat about the importance of detoxing in today's environment. Robby covers how …
 
#231: How can I offer my baby the BIG 9 allergenic foods? What are some of the safer ways to prepare allergenic foods while baby-led weaning? In this episode I am sharing some of my favorite allergenic food recipes that are great for introducing the big nine foods that account for about 90% of food allergies. In my mini-course that I co-teach with …
 
#230: What is FPIES? How do I know if my baby has FPIES? Although food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome is a very rare food allergy reaction in babies, it is important for parents to understand the difference between an IgE and non IgE mediated allergy, as they are often mistaken for the other. In this episode, I am joined by a global expert …
 
Seafood is an incredible source of two very important omega fatty acids, EPA and DHA. These fatty acids have a wide range of health benefits, from their anti-inflammatory properties to their ability to enhance your mood! We should be eating more fish, but unfortunately, the commercial fishing industry is largely unsustainable. Today’s guest is part…
 
#229: In recent months, there has been a downpour of information that has been released in regards to the current formula recall which has resulted in a considerable amount of formula shortages. In this episode, I am joined by researcher and writer Helena Bottemiller Evich who is the senior food and agriculture reporter at Politico and has followed…
 
Be warned: today’s episode is going to make you drool! In part two of my discussion with Health And Wellness Coach, Melissa Amato, she shares the inside scoop on some recipes which will help you make the switch to a (more) plant-based diet. Missy takes us on a journey from breakfast to dinner and dessert, explaining the health benefits of everythin…
 
#228: How can I help lower the risk of food allergies for my baby? Why should babies be introduced to foods early and often? Can allergenic foods be prepared safely for my baby?...In this episode I am sharing some of the best allergy prevention tips from five different feeding experts who specialize in food allergy research and practice. Listen and…
 
#227: Did you know that babies may have a window of opportunity to prevent allergies in the future? The new and emerging data on infant allergy states that early and often introduction of foods to babies may help prevent food allergies in the long run. In this episode, I am joined by leading allergist Dr. Stukus who gives us insight on this window …
 
#226: What if my doctor is not on board with feeding my baby the allergenic foods? How do I know it’s safe to offer my baby peanuts? My doctor said to hold-off on offering any of the BIG 8 allergenic foods to avoid possible allergic reactions! If this is or has been the case, this episode is for you. In this episode, Dr. Ron Sunog, who is a pediatr…
 
With rising concerns about the environment, as well as the health risks associated with excessive consumption of red meat, it’s no wonder that there’s been a global trend towards plant-based diets. Making the shift to plant-based meals can be intimidating though, and feeling overwhelmed can stop many people from pursuing this substantial lifestyle …
 
Episode description: Katie Ferraro is a registered dietitian and mom of 7 specializing in baby-led weaning (BLW). She's also a college nutrition professor and runs the largest digital community dedicated to baby-led weaning. In this episode, Katie and Allison chat about the benefits of BLW, signs of readiness, how to mitigate choking fears, how to …
 
#225: We have now hit the two year anniversary of the BABY-LED WEANING MADE EASY Podcast! To celebrate, I am giving you a behind the scenes look into the making of the podcast. I will share with you the HOW and WHEN it all started and my overall reason for creating this podcast whose goal has been to help parents and caregivers gain competence and …
 
If you’re wondering, “How does one become a part of the natural health industry? How can I help others make healthy changes?” Well, this episode is for you! Here in Canada, the natural health industry is influenced by so many amazing women. Joining us today is one such woman. Jennifer Walker is the VP of Sales and Marketing at Prairie Naturals. Tun…
 
#224: How much sugar is OK for my baby? According to the current dietary guidelines, it is recommended to avoid any added sugars for babies zero to twenty-four months old. To get a better understanding of why these recommendations are given, I am interviewing, professor, director and co-author Dr. Michael I. Goran, PhD who will be touching on the d…
 
#223: Is ground meat safe for babies to eat? Of course! In this episode we’re looking at ways to offer different types of ground meat to babies but also how to make sure it is cooked and offered safely for baby-led weaning. Get your copy of the 100 FIRST FOODS list on Katie’s free BABY-LED WEANING FOR BEGINNERS workshop: https://babyledweaning.co/w…
 
Food is a wondrous source of joy and nutrition, but for some, the relationship is a bit more complicated. Joining us today to provide insight into how to live a full life with food allergies and gut-related issues are the ever-inspiring Anthony and Staci Lo Cascio. Anthony and Staci are professional tap dancers and the co-authors of Food As A Presc…
 
#222: Ever wondered what helped other parents and caregivers be successful at baby-led weaning? It is often common for all parents to experience the same feelings of stress and fear while introducing their babies to solids but what better thing than to ask the parents who have been there for their best piece of advice? In this episode, I will share…
 
Episode Description: Nikki Bostwick is the founder and editor in chief of THE FULLEST and host of THE FULLEST Podcast. She's been passionate about providing wellness content that offers a perspective outside the mainstream narrative — one that is holistic, diverse, and inclusive. In this episode, Nikki and Allison chat about listening to your intui…
 
#221: Gagging vs. choking: What’s the difference and when should you worry? It is important to understand that gagging is part of the feeding process when introducing a baby to solid foods and a gagging baby may often be confused with a choking one. In this episode, we are touching on some of the ways to recognize the differences between choking an…
 
#220: For those who are currently WIC participants or WIC educators there may be LOTS of great nutritional changes in the horizon for the food package issued to babies. WIC is the US Department of Agriculture’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, a program that is designed to offer nutritious foods and nutrition…
 
Today we’re going to talk about emotional eating and how to gain body freedom. Joining us for this important conversation is special guest Amber Romaniuk who has gained and lost over 1000 pounds. As she overcome her own emotional eating, she discovered many valuable insights into how we can make small changes in our lives and our thought patterns t…
 
#219: Ever wonder what other ways you can use to cook meat for your baby during baby-led weaning? In this episode Iliana Cruz, an owner of a meat processing plant specializing in the sous vide cooking method is here to describe how using this method of cooking can help prepare meat with perfect texture and consistency for BLW. Get your copy of the …
 
#218: What are some feeding challenges for babies with Down syndrome? Can baby-led weaning work if my baby has Down syndrome? In this episode speech-language pathologist Sabrina Smiley Evans, MS, CCC-SLP is joining me to discuss some of the feeding challenges that babies with Down syndrome may encounter but also the ways in which parents and caregi…
 
If you're someone who is struggling with blood sugar levels or weight loss, this episode is for you! Today, we delve into new research about avocados and the tiny molecule found in them that, according to scientists at the University of Guelph, can do great things for your insulin levels and your health! We’re joined by Dr. Paul Spagnuolo, food sci…
 
Miranda Bennett is the founder and creative director of Miranda Bennett Studio, an ethical and sustainable apparel brand based in Austin, TX. In this episode, Kelly and Miranda chat about what fast fashion means for the environment, chemicals used on conventionally made apparel, and how to be an educated consumer. Miranda shares the goals for her l…
 
Daren is joined by Katie Guay (1:26), the first woman official to referee an AHL game and one of the first four women to officiate at the NHL level, working in an NHL Prospect Tournament. The conversation with Guay covers a lot, including how she got her start in officiating, her style when dealing with players (5:40), and how she balances her regu…
 
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