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Chat on This

Chat on This is a series of conversations designed to be thought-provoking, informative
and offer an empowering approach towards wellbeing for your family.

Hosted by Advanced Health Chiropractic, these conversations will equip you with the tools and understanding that will further your family’s chiropractic journey and approach to health from the inside out. From our conversations here, to wherever you like to listen, unite with your community and let’s Chat on This.

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Sarah Farrant: You Can Stay Healthy This Winter, here’s how

Dr Sarah Farrant is the co-founder of Vital Wellbeing, focused on generational health.

Sarah is a powerhouse of knowledge, action and a credit to her own philosophies of health – raising healthy vibrant children, and caring for herself and her people in a vitalistic way.

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Les Mills Otto Prodan: Reaching Human Potential With The Mind And Body

Our second Les Mills guest and we are honoured

As with Susan Renata on Episode 34, Otto is magic.

Not only is he an incredibly talented teacher of movement, he is a powerful and captivating speaker on this Chat today

Otto and I share:

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Thyroid Series Part 3: Supporting good thyroid function from the inside out

Hear the final episode of our 3-part series with Jenny Brooks from the Dr Libby Clinic

Supporting good thyroid function from the inside out – an approach Chiropractors know all about! We, like you, are keen to learn from this episode and soak in Jenny’s wisdom
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Thyroid Series Part 2: Understanding testing and body signs

This one is for our detail and science lovers

Jenny breaks down a complex topic into simple pieces. We learn

– What to test for when looking to understand the thyroid
– Standard testing and misconceptions
– Common triggers and causes of thyroid dysfunction
– Over active, under active and autoimmune thyroid difficulties
– How to seek proper testing and who pays

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Thyroid series: Jenny Brooks from Dr Libby Clinic

Jenny joins us from the Dr Libby Clinic – holistically, biochemically and nutritionally trained to get to the root cause of health issues, combining emotional understanding with her discoveries.

Katie and Jenny focus on the thyroid today

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Tongue Tie Part 3 of 3 with Dr Sam Haitsma

Our final episode of the series and it’s the perfect end. If you are a parent, carer or know someone desperately looking for hope with their babies latch and feeding – then this is where you will find it.

We will discuss the link between tongue movement, brain to body communication, subluxation in the nervous system and tongue tie. We will tell you EXACTLY what you can do, who you can talk, the questions to ask and the results to expect.

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Signs of Tongue Tie: Part 2 of 3 with Dr Sam Haitsma

If you haven’t started with Part 1, make sure you do as this episode is a great build on that Chat

Today, Katie and Sam discuss the signs of tongue tie in little ones and the understanding behind what causes them

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Understanding and Addressing Tongue Tie: Part 1 of 3 with Dr Sam Haitsma

As mothers, Katie and Sam both acknowledge we always do our best in the moment with what we have. They both express gratitude for the ‘tools in the toolkit’ so to speak that has helped them to navigate Motherhood – both the challenges and the things that may come easier. However, with this in mind there are things that would, or could, be done differently with both hindsight and the enlightened information and experience they have now.

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The Move Room: Best Movements For Growing Brains

We are joined by The Move Room today for a brilliant Chat on all things brain and movement for our little people.

As we know in Chiropractic, when our brains are appropriately stimulated and with good clarity in the nervous system – we see sequential movement development in children. This skill continues on into our lives as we learn new tasks, create movement patterns or even recover from potentially drastic events such as illness or injury.

The ability of our brain to grow and develop is an innate function, and it requires a clear nervous system along with appropriate stimulation to do so optimally.

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Let’s teach our children that their bodies are capable of amazing things

Takeaways
Teaching children about their body’s innate intelligence and natural healing abilities empowers them to live vibrant lives.

Understanding the body’s natural healing processes helps children trust their bodies and make better decisions.

Education and a medicalized model can undermine trust in our bodies and limit our potential for an amazing life.

Recognizing and nurturing our body’s innate wisdom leads to proactive health behaviors and effective handling of challenges.

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Are your kids all wonky?! Cerebellum hacks for both kids and adults

We are talking all things Cerebellum and it’s influence on

– Mood and Emotion
– Balance
– Posture
– Learning
– Cognition and Memory

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Breech babies and Chiropractic

This episode takes a spin you maybe were not expecting!

It’s an empowering and informative episode on all things chiropractic and breech babies. Funny enough chiropractic is not about helping breech babies…. well not in the way you may expect!

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Dr Andrea, Period Whisperer: Phases of womanhood

Dr. Andrea Huddleston is a chiropractor and she discusses various topics related to women’s health, including menstruation, supporting the menstrual cycle for future pregnancy, challenges with the menstrual cycle, perimenopause, and menopause.

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Olivia Murrell: How to make your NY resolutions stick… with momentum!

We are discussing the power of momentum

– How to build it
– How to measure it
– What to do when it is waning
– Ways to amplify it so that goal achieving stays on track
– The essence of momentum, new beginnings and Chiropractic care

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Unpacking Childhood: Your Instagram questions on child development and raising healthy families naturally

Welcome back to 2024!

Your Instagram questions for this episode were…

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Drs Hayley and Breezy Maginness: What’s happening in your child’s developing brain and maximising the health of families

In this conversation, Dr. Breezy and Hayley Maginness discuss the importance of chiropractic care for children and families.
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Part 2 of our 2-part series with Deniza Ceniza

We chat to Dina today on her experience and wisdom is healing childhood asthma alongside chiropractic care.
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Part 1 of our 2-part series with Deniza Ceniza

Stay tuned for next week’s Chat on childhood asthma, and how Dina’s methods have helped countless children regain their health.
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The miracle of birth: Let your nervous system lead the way

This podcast is all-encompassing and the ONE resource that has all of the magic in the same place.
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Colic… My baby won’t stop crying!

We have our beautiful and VERY experienced Katie Pritchard taking the podcast this week, and it happens to be one of her favourite topics.
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A lifestyle of purpose, structure and success with Malcolm Rudd

As one of our own close friends, colleague and mentor – we are delighted to share Malcolm Rudd’s brilliance with our listeners.
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Want to make your brain work faster? Here’s how you can:

As mentioned in the beginning of this show, Helen Bartrom from Positive Births NZ has offered our listeners a 10% discount off her online or in-person hypnobirthing courses booked before November 30th.
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Wiring Brains for Learning and Success

Today’s Chat is a re-release of one of our most popular Brain and Learning series. We discuss what causes a busy brain and why, why this makes learning harder, what it looks like in the classroom, how to measure and how to help

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Positive Births NZ with Helen Bartrom: Guided By The Nervous System

Having heard many chiropractors, and chiropractic seekers, birth stories on Helen’s own podcast – we are delighted to have her along for a Chat.
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Understanding your child’s Vagus nerve with Mo Andrews

Our 100th episode!! And no better guest than having Dr Mo Andrews join us for a return this week.
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Get your Vagus nerve FIRING with Mo Andrews

We have 2 episodes for you – tailored towards adults and children. Today kicks us off with the brilliant Dr Monique Andrews, chiropractor and passionate expert in the vagus nerve particularly.

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The Most Exciting Brain Research / Part 2, Heidi Haavik

Part 2 from the fabulous Dr Heidi Haavik – her research into the brain, and the HUGE impacts of chiropractic care on this.

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Female Health and Hormone Repair / Lara Briden

Lara Briden is a naturopathic doctor and she is famously known for her books Hormone Repair Manual and Period Repair Manual.

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Intuition and Gut Feelings – The Neurology Behind It

Have you ever had the experience of thinking about someone you haven’t heard from in a while, and sure enough that day the phone rings and it’s them?
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Childhood Milestones: The Brain, Chiropractic and Development / Dr Martin Rosen

This episode is a highly sought after discussion from those in our practice.
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What’s causing inflammation: Inside the magic of a well-adjusted nervous system and influences on the inflammatory cascade

Did you know most disease includes an inflammatory component? Be that autoimmune, skin, gut, coughs, colds or injuries?

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Growth or Decline with Katie and Lydia

Growth and Decline are both normal states within the body.
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Is it possible to balance work, children, lifestyle and STILL find joy?

These two bring us so much joy in chiropractic, seminars and now to chat with on the podcast.
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The brains, brilliance and science behind your Chiropractic care / Heidi Haavik

All things science with one (if not THE) of the most brilliant chiropractic researchers in the world.
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Are you ready to thrive? Supporting immune, gut, and reproductive health with simple steps / Shaz Andrew

We are delighted to have Shaz on board with us, and for such an informative chat on all things natural wellbeing.
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How is Grant Schofield making waves in the space of clever risk-taking, vibrant, strong and able families?

Grant Schofield is the Professor of Public Health at the Auckland University of Technology and director of the Human Potential Centre.
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Nutrigenomics and the Power of Food with Christine Houghton

This week Katie is Chatting with Dr Christine Houghton.
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Angela Osborne joins us for a Chat this week.

Naturopath, Clinical Nutritionist and masters in Health Science.
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Healing recurrent infections in kids and supporting immune systems with Dr Leila Masson

For over 25 years Leila has been working with children and their families to improve their overall health and wellbeing.
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How do you get an absolute guru to narrow down their genius for just a quick chat? Well, she did it!

Gina is a very close colleague and recommended practitioner of the practice.
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Boosting Your Body’s Defences: Unleashing the Power of the Immune System and Chiropractic Care

We have another success story to hopefully motivate and inspire you with HOPE.
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Terrain Theory and Your Immune System with Dr Tim Ewer

We have the incredible Dr Tim Ewer back with us for this Chat.
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Are Daycares A Breeding Ground For Germs? With Kerry, Jess and Kim from Wilde Meadows

“Wilde Meadows – little school in the valley” – That name says it all doesn’t it?
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Better handling common childhood illnesses – Paediatric Nurse and Chiropractic come together for this one

We chat with Darcey today, and let the magic of our worlds collide.
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Brain health drives physical health. How to maximise your body this Winter / Murray Warner

Ways to maximise your body this winter.
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Chiropractic Secrets to Supercharging the Immune System: Resilience and Adaptability

How can we prime and support our bodies towards resilience this Winter?
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Dr Tim Ewer: Easy stress busters to boost immune health this winter

Dr Tim Ewer is Katie’s uncle, making this Chat extra special and close to home.
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Chiropractic care that embodies culture, recovery and community connection / Vernon’s Story

This is a story of recovery for not only one incredible individual, but the people he interacts with in her work and community life.
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Bruce Lipton: Your thoughts drive your physiology

Have you heard of Bruce Lipton?
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Empowering Pregnancy and Birth / James Evans, Chiropractor

Hear our chat with Dr James Evans who is a chiropractor, and alongside his wife Jenna focuses on chiropractic care throughout pregnancy, labour and postpartum.
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What your nervous system scans are really telling you about your life.

We talk with Dr David Fletcher about the 3 neurological scans we run at our practice, Advanced Health Chiropractic.
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Addicted to stress: Is the outcome luck, genes or choice?

Katie dives into an extraordinary chat with someone who has known her almost her entire life! From intrepid travel stories, to devastating losses, children, adventures and everything in between – this Chat covers a simply amazing story of one woman.
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How to keep stress in check during pregnancy / Midwife Adriana Yianacou

We have our legendary Adriana back to Chat for round 2. And this time we are following on from last week’s episode…
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Get the low down on Tongue Ties / From pre-conception to birth

We take this one from all angles as tongue ties seem to be more and more common.
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There’s something very different about chiropractic families: A passionate, real and sometimes hilarious chat with someone who’s seen it all / Judy Olsson

Our beloved Judy Olsson! If you are a long time AHC member and needing your Judy fix – this is for you. Or, if you haven’t had the privilege of meeting Judy – consider this your introduction to a phenomenal woman.
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Feeling triggered this week? Understanding your response to trauma

We talk how the extreme weather events, school and business closures, of the recent week have left our nervous systems feeling TRIGGERED.
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Healthy Homes and Chemical Loads: Mould and how it impacts your central nervous system

Katie has the low-down on mould, and we think it’s especially important given the recent flooding and already damp houses in Auckland with such an unusually wet summer.
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Katie on State of Emergencies: The Impact on Our Sympathetic Nervous System and What’s Happening Right Now

As Auckland enters its second week of a state of emergency declaration following the devastating floods, Katie mindfully breaks this down for us and what effect it really has on our nervous systems. With extraordinary stress comes an extraordinary need for our bodies to be able to respond and keep us alive.
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From kids for kids: How to have Superhero health and strong bodies / Maddy and Ava

In this episode, we discuss what’s on their minds at this stage of life, what it means to the girls to be healthy, how do they keep their bodies thriving, their chiropractic stories and what they are most looking forward to this year.
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Unleashing your Teens Potential with Positive Psychology with Guest Speaker Caroline Jack

Caroline is now a life coach and trained mental health youth first aider. You can find her at Life Coaching with Caroline Jack and she also works as a life coach at Fettes College, Edinburgh.
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We chat to our very own Ryan Julian – AHC legend and champion 10-pin bowling player

Ryan has represented New Zealand across the world stage, competing against both his own age as well as open adult leagues.
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Brain’s wired for learning: Reading, writing and retention – making school life easier this year.

Parents and teachers will unite over this episode as we discuss the ways in which some teenagers may find learning a challenge, and how best to navigate this.
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If I could jump into my teen’s brain…

Teen interview with Nadiya Turk on concerns and stresses for teenagers, and how to wire for success.
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Maintaining good health over Summer: What our teenagers need throughout the silly season.

By the time we get to the Summer holidays, we’re all well ready for a break… kids included!
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Optimising sports performance in Teens and why the research is bringing it all back to the BRAIN.

This episode shares the research on what is happening in the brain when we adjust the spine and nervous system, and why that positively impacts the strength and agility of teenagers.
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Understanding a teenager’s neurological needs around sleep.

This one is a goodie! We discuss all the neurology surrounding sleep, circadian rhythms, influences on sleep and what might be getting in the way.
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The Gut-Brain link, Skin, Mood and Anxiety in Teenagers

The two are both directly and indirectly linked so it makes sense as chiropractors to dedicate a whole episode to nourishing the gut alongside the nervous system. We will discuss this throughout this Chat.
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What does posture REALLY have to do with your kids brain? We give you the ins and outs

Posture is a B I G topic for a lot of people. We all want to hold ourselves up straight, walk with confidence and grow with healthy and strong bodies into our older years.
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How we Maximise the Health of your Teens and Tweens with these 3 Core Steps

This episode is all about tweens and teens, but more importantly it’s about growing HEALTHY teens and tweens. more »


7 Signs Your Teen May Not Be Thriving And Why

This is an incredible case study and a very special one to share
For most of us, we know or at least have an inkling when something is off or amiss with our children’s health. more »


From distressed, depressed and anxious to life as a vibrant teen

This is an incredible case study and a very special one to share

Be following our Instagram to see the nervous system scans and watch this teen move from stuck & exhausted, to vibrant, healthy and resilient. more »


Busy and distracted brains in tweens and teens / Why it happens and what to do

It’s all about the neurology in this episode!

A busy brain is a simple term we use to describe the neurology that may be driving behaviour which appears chaotic, anxious, reactive or frantic. more »


We dive into the neurology behind it and answer your Instagram questions / Hips, Head Shape and Home Care

The long awaited Hips, Head Shape and Home Care episode! This one is extra special as you guys have contributed to it by asking your questions on Instagram. more »


Latch, attachment, spilling, sleep, colic, and all things newborns: Chiropractic approach for parents

Pregnant, planning to be or have a young baby? We have everything you need to know in order to understand your baby’s signs and what they may be telling you. more »


Chiropractic care for a better birth experience. This is GOLD (and packed with information) / One Special Story

Recently while attending a home visit for a women during her labour, Katie was lucky enough to be present and in full assistance during the birth of this sweet little baby. Katie touches upon the magic of this experience and why, from a chiropractic perspective, she was there. more »


When, why and how to get checked by your chiropractor during labour + our top pregnancy resources / Lydia McClean

As a wrap up to our recent birth series, we give you everything you need to know about getting checked by your chiropractor during labour and birth.

Here are the 4 top times to be checked during this phase and when to contact your chiropractor. more »


Midwife: How to create your ideal birth experience / Adriana Yianacou

An episode for all birthers, whether you are yet to birth or have done so many times over. Adriana’s perspective and expertise brings birth, and the birth room back to it’s core – trust the body, support the body, and give the body what it needs to perform. more »


Hypnobirthing educator, pregnancy and birth doula, and podcast host of This is Birth New Zealand/Megan Lloyd-Smith

As a returning guest, Megan joins us on the birth series with her key approaches to pregnancy, labour and birth.

Megan is a hypnobirthing educator, pregnancy, and birth doula. She is the founder and host of the podcast This is Birth New Zealand. more »


Birth Series: Mum knows best – Navigating 2 different birth experiences and learnings for the impending arrival of #3/Niki Jacomb

Mum knows best – Niki’s intuition and trust in her body absolutely epitomises what we know here at Advanced Health Chiropractic. Women are powerful, they are resilient, and they are more than able to traverse the requirements of birth in a way that leaves them feeling empowered, supported and utterly capable. We are right here with you every step of the way. more »


Birth Series: Regulating your nervous system for optimal pregnancy, birth and Motherhood transitions / Vanessa Werner

Vanessa Werner is a wonderful start to our Chat on This Birth series, brought to you by Advanced Health Chiropractic.

Vanessa is best known for how she collaborates with women, supportin