Healthy Discourse Podcast

by Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders



It's hard to sort through ALL the information out there on wellness, faith, parenting and current events. We're here to dive deeper and talk it out with you along with our special guests. Dr. Wiggy is an integrative medicine medical doctor and Emily is an entrepreneur and healthy living advocate for women and families.


Baby Sleep 101 with Sleep Consultant Jessica Bryant

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • May 21

If you are a parent of a baby this is a must listen episode! There is so much information out there about sleep schedules and priorities Jessica joins the show to help us understand what parents really need to understand and focus on to help their priorities thrive during the challenging seasons of babyhood. Download Jessica's free baby sleep milestones guide here: https://www.sleephappyconsulting.com/free.

A Holistic Approach to Allergies in Kids with Caroline Jones Integrative PA

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • May 07

Why do we get allergies? Why are they so common in kids today? Caroline also shares how to treat both seasonal and food allergies from a holistic perspective and shares how sublingual immunotherapy can help! This episode is important for parents of kids of all ages! Caroline Jones is an Integrative PA providing full service pediatric wellness, acute and chronic care for children ages newborn to 21 at Robinhood Integrative Pediatrics. Click here to learn more about the new pediatrics options at Robinhood Integrative Health.

"Underground" Homebirth- Trends and Research with Journalist Evie Solheim

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • Apr 23

"Underground" homebirth is a huge thing as state laws and statutes vary widely as do the preferences for how homebirth should be regulated. Evie Solheim, independent journalist, interviewed Emily for a fascinating article featured HERE in The American Conservative and they continue their discussion today about all things homebirth and shifting cultural priorities in motherhood. A must listen!

Evie Solheim is a soon-to-be mom of two, freelance journalist, and author of newsletter The Girl's Guide about what she wishes she knew in her early 20s. She and her husband Nick live in West Virginia.

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/the-women-having-babies-underground/

Sidelined: Are Women Mismanaging Their Healthcare with Susan Salenger

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • Apr 02

Author Susan Salenger joins the show today with a fascinating perspective on the approach women take the healthcare, what her research revealed about the challenges women face in our broken healthcare system, tips for being prepared for every medical appointment and much more! We also discuss how Susan has continued power lifting at the age of 81!! Susan Salenger is the author and researcher behind SIDELINED: How Women Can Navigate A Broken Healthcare System. Sidelined examines the many ways in which some women manage and sometimes mismanage their healthcare.Susan explores how women, typically the medical gatekeepers for their families, tend to be extremely conscientious about taking care of themselves, yet at the same time inadvertently undermine their own care. They often hesitate to call the doctor when they don’t feel well and worry that their doctor visit will take time away from their families or work. They may hesitate to ask doctors the necessary questions and don’t always comply with the doctor’s instructions. Salenger’s research reveals how conflicted many women are about the medical decisions they ultimately make. Find Susan's book on Amazon.

Who's Got Your Back? Community Matters with the Dooable Health Team

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • Mar 19

There is no question that our society is isolated, anxious, depressed and overwhelmed. We lack community in ways that we never have before. Having “community” is so important in today’s landscape because we are so isolated. Finding support is critical to our mental health, but sometimes that support has to come from within- is that how we are designed? The team from Dooable- Dr. Joe and Jeanine, join the podcast today to share some practical tips on why community matters and how we can build it in a culture that's more isolated than ever. Learn more about Dooable and download their free guide here..

Does Constipation Cause Childhood Bedwetting? with Steve Hodges MD

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • Mar 05

Dr. Steve Hodges joins the show today to share his unique work as a urologist studying childhood bedwetting and its link to constipation.

We talk about the causes of childhood constipation and its link to bedwetting in kids, why so many kids are constipated without knowing it, how to tell if your child is constipated, when is "too old" for normal bedwetting and so much more. My favorite question was a hot take on asking Dr. Hodges about his views on Miralax and experiences with kids who have negative reactions.

We even discuss why we designed our Raise Them Well Mag Go to help give kids an alternative to Miralax. If your child struggles with bed wetting, this is a must listen episode.

Dr. Hodges is a Professor of Pediatric Urology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, is a leading authority on childhood toileting issues. He is dedicated to debunking common myths surrounding enuresis (bedtime and daytime wetting) and encopresis (poop accidents), emphasizing that these issues are never a child's fault.

Dr. Hodges, residing in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with his family, has authored eight books for both parents and children, such as "The M.O.P. Anthology" and "Bedwetting and Accidents Aren't Your Fault." He shares valuable insights through his blog at BedwettingAndAccidents.com.

Growing Up Amish with Elizabeth Yoder

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • Feb 20

Ever wondered what it would REALLY be like to grow up Amish? Today's guest, Elizabeth Yoder, shares about her upbringing in the Amish community and why she ultimately left as an adult. She gracefully shares her real life story of the good, bad and ugly of her own experience and the values she has taken with her into adulthood as well as those she left behind.

Year of MISSION: Intentional Parenting with Wiggy and Emily

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • Feb 06

Dr. Wiggy and Emily are back in our "studio" with baby Naomi to share our intentional parenting focuses for 2024. We talk about our family wind-down time, Charges for 2024 for each of our boys, and how we are living slower in this season. Mentioned: Flicker LightTake Back Your Family by Jefferson Bethke, and Habits of the Household by Justin Earley

Inflation, College, Debt, Savings, Investing and More with Adam Carroll, Founder of the SHRED Method

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • Jan 23

Adam Carroll, financial expert, joins the show today to dip a toe into today's financial snapshot including the value of college, debt, savings, investing, teaching kids about money, digital currency and more! This is a must listen for all parents and those looking to slash debt in 2024! Adam Carroll has decades of experience working with families and business owners who are interested in creating massive efficiencies when it comes to their income and wealth building capacity. With an unwavering commitment to helping people make the most of the money they make, while limiting risk, reducing tax liabilities, and increasing liquidity, Adam Carroll has spent 15 years helping people do more with the money they make. He is an internationally recognized financial literacy expert, author of three Amazon best-sellers, a two-time TED talk speaker with over 6 million views on YouTube and TED.com, and is the creator of the Broke, Busted & Disgusted documentary which aired on CNBC and is shown in hundreds of high schools and colleges across the country. He is the host of the Build A Bigger Life podcast, the curator of MasteryOfMoney.com and founder of The Shred Method™.

The Postpartum Episode: What No One Talks About with Kristian Jordan

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • Jan 09

Emily's doula, Kristian Jordan, is back on the show to talk all things postpartum. From recovery to support to practical tips and also the juicy stuff like placenta incapsulation and intimacy, we hit it all! A must listen for all expecting moms and support systems (a great listen for spouses, grandparents and friends). Learn more about Kristian and her doula partners here: https://holisticheritagebirthservices.com/

Unconventional Reasons To Homeschool with Cheryl from The Homeschool How To

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • Dec 05

Podcaster Cheryl joins the show today to discuss her personal story about leaving government work to homeschool her children and starting her own podcast. We dig into all kinds of interesting reasons that parents might take the plunge. Join us while we talk to Cheryl about how "homeschooling-hesitant" parents take the plunge into a world of freedom, community, and familial bond that creates a love of learning right from child to the parent.

Our Home Birth Story: Welcome Naomi Jane

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • Nov 02

Our baby girl has arrived and she was born right in our bedroom where we recorded this episode! Dr Wiggy and Emily discuss why they decided to plan a home birth, consiferations in making that decision, common misconceptions, choosing a birth team, what we LOVED about the experience , and some of the sweet details of her birth. A must listen episode for those who are considering home birth or might not know much about it. /p>

Flu Season: Prevention and Treatment with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • Oct 17

Flu season is inevitable and most of traditional medicine will just tell you to get your shot and move on. Dr. Wiggy joins the show to share his tips for preparation and prevention, early symptoms, and helping support the body through sickness.

Tackling Postpartum Back Pain for New Moms and Dads with Holly Devore, PT

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • Oct 3

Achy baches and hips are common during pregnancy, but unfortunately, they often don't magically go away postpartum. Holly Devore, PT, joins the show today to talk about the common causes of postpartum back pain, simple tips for helping to begin the healing process as well as picking up babies, and feeding positions for new moms and dads! Holly has been practicing physical therapy for over 20 years. Her passion is empowering her clients to better health. She holds certification in Mat level 1 and 2 Pilates with Polestar Pilates.

To schedule a complimentary 15-minute discovery call with Holly, please use this link (may work better on a computer than phone).

Sniffles, Cough, and Fevers: Navigating Virus Season with Dr. Nicole Craven, MD

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • Sept 19

As parents, we can feel so helpless when our kids suddenly become sick and how to best assess and address symptoms. Dr. Nicole Craven, Integrative Pediatrician, joins the show today to share practical tips for parents for navigating the cold and flu season and supporting kids through runny noses, coughs, mucous, fevers and more. She answers questions like: Is green mucous bad? Do I need to treat a fever every time? What should my child eat and drink while they are sick? When do I need to be concerned? What do I do when symptoms begin? and much more!

Denied: Yulia's Kidney Transplant Story with Lee and Chrissy Hicks

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • August 31

You may remember hearing about Yulia Hicks, an adopted Ukrainian girl who was denied a kidney transplant by Duke Hospital after her parents declined the COVID shot. Her adoptive parents, Lee and Chrissy Hicks, join the show to share their story, Yulia's current health situation, and the status of Yulia's law that would prevent other families from having to walk through the same hardship and struggle as the Hicks. An inspiring and compelling story for sure.

How I Fixed My Sleep with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • August 15

Dr. Wiggy has struggled with sleep for a long time, but it got much worse this spring. Today, he shares the details about the lifestyle and practical changes he has made that have helped tremendously. A must listen for those struggling with sleep.

Q&A: Life Reflections with Dr. Wiggy and Emily

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • August 01

On our annual anniversary trip, we talk about how Wiggy decided to become an Integrative physician, things people don't know about us, life priorities, what we are looking forward to about having a baby girl and much more!

How do insurance companies incentivize medical practices?

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • July 18

Join Emily and Dr. Wiggy for an in depth discussion about traditional health insurance and how it incentivizes medical providers. We hope this episode will offer new insight and perspective for families seeking options. And yes. We will talk about vaccines.

Reversing Hashimoto's with Dr. Anshul Gupta

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • July 05

Dr. Anshul Gupta joins the show today to share about his compassion for patients struggling with Hashimoto's and his book "Reversing Hashimoto's". Dr. Guptpa practiced family medicine before his own diagnosis of Hashimoto's and now leads patients through the healing journey through proper testing, uncovering the underlying root causes, lifestyle changes, and treatment. This is a must listen for anyone struggling with thyroid health!

Stress and Brain Fog In Motherhood: Relief Awaits! with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • June 20

Today Dr. Wiggy joins the show as we unveil a brand new product we've been working on for Moms. About a year ago, we began working on a solution for moms who feel stressed and worn out with "Mom Brain". Today we share all about Mom Multi+ and 4 special ingredients that help moms destress and find mental clarity, building energy naturally. Our busy lives and depleted soil make it so hard for women to eat all the nutrients needed and our goal is to help you feel energized and ready to take on what each day holds!

What Is A Doula? With Kristian Jordan CD, CVD

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • June 13

What is a doula? How are they certified? What do they do and what do they not do? How do doulas support fathers during birth? Kristian Jordan, Certified Doula, joins the show today to share all about doulas and some fun statistics too! A must-listen for all expectant moms, dads, grandparents, and anyone who might be a parent in the future!

Is Autism Curable? With Novlet Davis MD

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • May 30

Autism rates in children have skyrocketed in recent decades and Novlet Davis MD has the unique experience of addressing autism as both a parent and a physician. On today's episode, Dr. Davis shares the story of her son's autism diagnosis and the steps she ultimately took to help him. Her personal experience led her to largely shift her medical practice from internal hospital medicine to holistic medicine and helping families address autism. Dr. Novlet shares her opinion about the increase in autism prevalence, possible root causes, top concerns of parents, the role of the gut, and most of all, she offers hope to parents who are overwhelmed by a new autism diagnosis. This is a must listen episode for parents and parents to be! You can find Dr. Davis here: https://www.raleighholistichealthcare.com

Where Have We Been?

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • April 19

If you listen to our podcast regularly, you've likely noticed that our episodes have been more sparse than our normal weekly schedule. In this very short episode, Emily shares the reason why! More to come!

What Is Thermography and Is It For You? With Kenzie Terry

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • April 04

Kenzie Terry, Thermography Technician, joins the show today to share with us the basics of thermography. Many have heard the term, but few people understand what it's used for, who it's for, what the scans show, and how the information can be used by medical providers to monitor and optimize health. Kenzie shares with us important details, safety data, distinctions, and uses for thermography. It's NOT just for breasts and contrary to popular understanding, is an adjunctive tool for many conditions. Be sure to tune in to this short but useful episode!

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Babies and Children with Kim Snider DC

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • March 21

Child and family chiropractor, Kim Snider joins the show today to talk about the vast benefits of chiropractic care for families and children including babies. Kim is a Webster certified chiropractor with ICPA and serves families at her clinic, Village Family Chiropractic. Kim shares common misconceptions about chiropractic care as well as how it can be a valuable tool in the health toolbox of families seeking optimized health.

The Call To Kenya with Emily Davis

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • March 07

Emily Davis and her husband Keith opened their first Fleet Feet running store in 2006. Today Emily shares the story of her family's call to love and serve the people of Kenya and how that turned into starting a new school to allow children a chance at productive lives by providing a high school education and elite running training to the youth of Kenya. Emily's stories about the people she's been able to help on her many trips will surely pull at your heart strings. Emily lives out our mission at Healthy Discourse, to inspire individuals to engage in the communities where they're called! To find out more about Transcend Academy, please visit Kenyankidsfoundation.us.

Issues to Follow in the NC Legislative Session with Representative Jeff Zenger

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • February 21

NC Representative Jeff Zenger joins the show to share with us some important issues being addressed in the early part of the legislative session that citizens should watch! We love Representative Zenger's commitment to his platform, convictions, and his gentle willingness to share! Today we cover parents rights, medical freedom, gambling, marijuana, education and more!

Is the TSH test the best to measure thyroid health? With Dr Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • February 14

The most common thyroid test is TSH combined with T4. Today we discuss why and how these tests give an incomplete picture of thyroid health and how Dr. Wiggy tests thyroid health.

3 Unpopular Parenting Postures That Help Families Thrive

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • February 07

Dr. Wiggy and Emily share 3 parenting postures that might be unpopular, but lead to thriving families.

Mold 101: What You Need To Know About Toxic Mold And Your Health with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • January 31

Dr. Wiggy joins the show to share about what toxic mold is, symptoms you may have and current treatment options. Pain, fatigue, autoimmune etc. Is mold at the core? Become a patient at RIH by filling out the new patient forms on our website (Get Started button) at robinhoodintegrativehealth.com

The Most Overlooked Component of A Bedtime Routine with Jessica Bryant

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • January 24

Are you struggling with your bedtime routine or that of your children? We welcome back Jessica Bryant, sleep consultant, to discuss the elements of a healthy bedtime routine and the component that's often missing. So many great tips in this episode. A must listen for everyone who wants more sleep in 2023!

Quitters Day: How To Quit Quitting in 2023

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • January 17

It's National Quitters Day. That means that the resolutions that we made just 16 days ago are already in the toilet. Today, Emily walks through two important considerations and the SMART goal method to help you actually make positive changes in 2023. If you're interested in helping execute this in 2023, be sure to join the Momsanity email list HERE

What Parents Need To Know About Antibiotics with Dr. Nicole

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • January 10

It can feel very overwhelming when a child is sick to decide on the best course of action. To give antibiotics or not? Dr. Nicole joins the show today to discuss the over-prescription of antibiotics, when they are needed, the risk factors and side effects, how to prepare the body before antibiotics, and what to do after.

3 Blood Tests To Help Optimize Your Metabolism in 2023 with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • January 3

Happy New Year! Many use the new year as a time to set health and wellness goals. In this episode, Dr. Wiggy shares three important blood tests that will help you optimize your individual metabolism. We also share our "Word of the Year" for 2023.

Merry Christmas: Thoughts from Wiggy, Emily and our 4 Boys

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • December 23

Merry Christmas! Our thoughts on handling the overwhelm of Christmas, focusing on what matters, and a guest visit from each of our four boys!

Changing The Medical Narrative with Alesha Logan, NP

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • December 13

Alesha Logan joins Emily today to discuss her journey in leaving corporate medicine to start her own Direct Primary Care, Logos Health. We discuss why she left, new horizons in healthcare the government narrative that left so many paralyzed with fear, and the targeting of minority communities and more. This is a must listen episode!

Preserving Science and Autonomy in Dentistry with Jessica Funk DDS

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • December 06

Jessica Funk returns to the podcast to share about the Socratic Dentistry Alliance that is working to promote good science in the field as well as helping young providers to avoid corporate dentistry in favor of private practice.

3 Beliefs Holding Parents back from Good Sleep with Jessica Bryant

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • November 29

Jessica Bryant is an internationally recognized pediatric sleep strategist, keynote speaker, founder of Sleep Happy Consulting, and the host of the Good Mornings podcast. Jessica helps tired moms and dads understand how to create a well-rested home so that the whole family feels connected and confident.In today’s world that glorifies busyness, Jessica is the voice that helps parents recognize that fulfilled families are not created by doing everything everyone else is doing, they are made by being intentional about prioritizing a well-rested and connected home from which children can launch from.Jessica lives in Keller Texas with her husband and her twin 15 year olds while her oldest has launched and is away at college in nursing school.

Gratitude In The Age of Entitlement

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • November 22

Join Wiggy and Emily for an off the cuff conversation about gratitude. It seems to be a lost value in our culture and we dive into why and how to restore it in our families and communities. Happy Thanksgiving from Healthy Discourse!

IV Therapies: What They Are and What They Help Treat with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • November 15

Dr. Wiggy is back on the show today to talk about IV Therapies. Most people are only familiar with IV medications, but not therapeutics including vitamins and minerals. We share a quick life update and then dive into the types of IV therapies and their indications before finishing the show discussing the state of medicine, how it's changing and the resurgence of private practice as a result of patient demand.

For Such A Time As This with Myra Bumgardner

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • November 08

Myra Bumgardner, community servant and co-founder of The Conservative Women of Forsyth County, joins the show to discuss engaging our communities, being a bridge, serving others and more. Myra shares lots of wisdom about citizenship, community and even voting.

Kids CAN Cook Healthy with Katie Kimball from Kitchen Stewardship

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • November 01

Katie Kimball from Kitchen Stewardship and Kids Cook Real Food joins the show today to talk about the importance and value of teaching kids to cook. What seems to be a lost skill in our DoorDash happy world, is so important for building confidence and teaching responsibility. Katie talks about the connection between cooking and household management and critical thinking too. This practical episode is a must-listen for parents, teachers, and grandparents. Get Katie's free Knife Skills class here: kidscookrealfood.com/free-knife-skills-class-for-kids/

The Ins and Outs of Fasting with Dr. Joseph Antoun

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • October 25

We've all heard about fasting and know some of the benefits for weight loss, but there is so much more! Today's guest, Dr. Joseph Antoun MD, is an expert in fasting for longevity. We talk about the short term and long term benefits of fasting, the types of fasting, and a concept called fasting mimicking, Dr. Antoun's specialty. Be sure to listen in for some incredible science and expertise from Dr. Antoun.

Hair Loss: Questions Answered with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • October 18

Hair loss is incredibly common but not normal. It's also emotionally challenging and sometimes embarrassing. In today's episode we dive into the root causes and potential treatments for hair loss. You do have options!

The Courage To Run with Alvin Robinson

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • October 11

Alvin Robinson is currently running as a write-in candidate in NC District 26 against Senator Phil Berger. Today he shares the story of why he decided to run and the issues that are important to him as well as how he was fired in 2021 after 20 years of public service. At Healthy Discourse, we love to share stories of courage and this is one of those stories. Alvin is driven by his strong faith and we know you'll be encouraged by his journey.

How To Have Hard Conversations

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • October 04

Dr. Wiggy and Emily have a conversation about, well, hard conversations. When conflict arises, most people either shut down or become outwardly angry. There is a better way! Today we dive into the best heart posture to help facilitate difficult conversations, especially when they include old hurts and deep rooted challenges.

Myth Busters: Poop, Miralax and Anxiety with Pediatrician Dr. Nicole Craven

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • September 27

We are grateful to have Dr. Craven back on the show to discuss some common myths and misunderstandings that parents believe. Is it normal for kids to not poop for days? Is Miralax the best medication for constipation? Is anxiety in the head? Let's dive in! Mentioned in this episode: Bristol Stool Scale and Mag Go Kids

The New Booster with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • September 20

By now you've likely heard of the "new booster". Dr. Wiggy and Emily discuss the bivalent booster, the research behind it, the proposed reasoning, potential concerns, and what this means for mandates, specifically on college campuses. We also discuss the new Brazilian study.

Religious Freedom: A Legal Perspective with Adam Draper, JD

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • September 13

Adam Draper joins the show to share about his work with Pacific Justice Institute and the cases they are currently handling. We also discuss a recent proposal from the Department of Education that has HUGE implications on Title IX and the definition of "sexuality". Yes, even private schools need to pay close attention.

It's Time To Engage: A Call To Action with Emily

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • September 06

For decades many have desired to raise their families and be left alone, mostly trusting institutions to be mostly good. The past several years have amplified the fact that we must get uncomfortable and be willing to be "canceled" to become warriors for the next generation. Emily shares her thoughts about why this matters so much with a goal of inspiring others to engage in the public sphere.

What Is Restorative Justice and How Is It Affecting Schools? with Sarah Absher

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • August 30

Have you heard of new Code of Conduct regulations in schools? How about the new buzzword "restorative justice"? Sarah Absher, Forsyth County NC School Board candidate and expert researcher, joins the show today to share her research about what restorative justice is, how it's affecting school safety, and the long term implications of implementing this theoretical approach to discipline on our students.

Why I left "Big" Medicine with Staci Kay, NP

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • August 23

Staci Kay revisits the show today to discuss her personal story of working as a nurse and nurse practitioner in a large hospital ICU setting over the first 1.5 years of COVID. Staci shares her story about what was really happening on the "inside", how she shifted her focus, started her own practice and now helps patients through her own Telehealth clinic. We also discuss patient demand for better care and a resurgence of independent medicine as providers and consumers look for better options.

What You Need To Know About MTHFR with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • August 16

What in the world is MTHFR? Why does it matter and how is it treated? Dr. Wiggy dives in to these questions and also covers why knowing about MTHFR can be helpful in our health awareness and decisions for ourselves and our families.

The Call To Act with Dr. Peter McCullough

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • August 09

In our favorite episode to date, Dr. Peter McCullough, joins Dr. Wiggy and Emily to discuss why and how he keeps fighting for truth and compassionate patient care despite being stripped from most every accolade and acclaimed position in his enviable career. Don’t miss this powerful, raw and real conversation with America’s most courageous doctor. Be sure to check out Dr. McCullough’s phenomenal book The Courage To Face COVID-19 on Amazon.

Managing Pain Without Medication with TJ McClurg PT

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • August 02

As we age we can begin to consider pain, especially from exercise, as a part of life. This does not have to be the case! TJ McClurg, PT joins the show to talk about a more natural approach and modalities to help with pain management and recovery, especially with athletes and those who are active.

COVID BA.5 Be Afraid? With Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • July 26

The BA.5 variant is all over the news. Is it a big deal? Who is at risk? How is it treated? We also discuss Monkeypox and the WHO's recent declaration of a global health emergency.

The Current State of Medicine with Dr. Reni Moon

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • July 19

Dr. Reni Moon, a pediatrician for over 20 years, joins Emily to discuss the current state of medicine. As the daughter of immigrants who escaped communism, Reni offers a unique perspective as we discuss the themes of controlled narratives toward the public as well as in medical education and institutions. We also discuss the past two years' negative mental health impact on our nation's children. Healthy discourse is imperative for a nation to thrive. Are we at a critical juncture? Reni's perspective and experiences offer great insight into where we are and where we might be headed.

Starving The Fairytale with Emily Copeland

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • July 12

Women are fed messages around self-care and self-love at every turn. While self-care IS important, it's definition is too. It easily becomes a slippery slope for women to fall into a cycle of self-discovery, self-love, self-acceptance, self-reliance and ultimately self as God. Emily Copeland has just released a book, Starving The Fairytale, that dives deep into these themes and how they are causing destruction, even for Christian women. The messages of "own your truth", "follow your heart", "do more of what makes you happy", and "be true to yourself" might sound good on the surface, but ultimately, lead us away from God. Emily offers a refreshing and deep perspective on this spiral and how women can instead lean in on the Source of our worth in Jesus.

Babies and Young Children: What Does The Data Show? with Jessica Funk

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • July 5

Jessica Funk, DDS, concerned mom, and expert and sharing data in layman's terms, joins the show to dive into the data from the COVID-19 Pfizer trials for EUA in babies and young children. We discuss trial numbers, efficacy, adverse reactions, and holes in the data that are yet to be answered. Our hope is to provide questions for parents to consider and present to their pediatricians and healthcare providers.

20 Life Lessons As I Turn 40 with Emily

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • June 28

Emily just turned 40! In this heart felt episode, Emily candidly shares 20 big life lessons she's learned over the past decade in all areas of life. We hope you'll be encouraged as she discusses parenting, faith, fitness, marriage, and the wisdom that comes with a new decade.

Fluoride: An Experiment On Kids with Rick North

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • June 21

As parents, we've been told for years that fluoridated water is necessary for children and their teeth. Today, Rick North, joins the show to share about the history of fluoride research in kids, IQ and neurotoxicity concerns, and a new study in North Carolina through UNC Chapel Hill testing fluoridated bottled water on 3 month old to 4 year old's. If you aren't familiar with the negative effects of fluoride, this is a must listen. If you are, it's a must-listen as we dive into the details about this specific details of this new experiment on kids, despite a plethora of research.

ADHD: What Parents Need To Know with Dr. Nicole Craven

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • June 14

ADHD diagnoses are incredibly common among children today. Dr. Nicole Craven, Integrative Pediatrician, returns to the show to answer some questions submitted by parents about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, therapies, medication and her approach to helping children struggling with ADHD. As with all medical challenges, every child is different and needs to be treated as such. This is a must listen episode for parents, educators and those who care for children.

All Things Hormonal Birth Control with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • June 07

In this listener requested episode, Wiggy and Emily discuss hormonal birth control, how it affects women's hormones, it's effectiveness in treating things like heavy cycles, PCOS, hypothalamic amenorrhea, the long term safety and fertility implications and much more. If you have a request please message us on Spotify or our Instagram or Facebook profiles.

Adrenal Fatigue 101 with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • May 31

Life is stressful! What is adrenal fatigue? Do you symptoms point to the possibility of adrenal fatigue? How is it tested and treated and what lifestyle choices matter the most? Dr. Wiggy provides a great overview. Being extremely tired is not "normal" no matter your age or life stage.

The Facts About Roe vs. Wade with Kimberly Jorgensen

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • May 24

Executive Director of Salem Pregnancy Center, Kimberly Jorgensen, joins the show to discuss the legal facts around Roe vs. Wade and the current case being considered at the Supreme Court. We discuss the specifics of the law, what actually happens if the case is overturned and some misconceptions around abortion law that are little known. Lots of important information in the short episode!

6 Tips To Bring Joy and Organization To Your Home with Tricia Sheehan

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • May 17

Do you feel overwhelmed in the space of your home? Is it hard for you to get rid of items that hold memories? Tricia Sheehan offers 6 practical and useful tips to help find joy in the space of your home.

Parents and Public Education: What You Need To Know with Sarah Absher School Board Candidate

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • May 10

School Board Candidate Sarah Absher joins the show to discuss an array of issues including informed consent, affirmation therapy, curriculum, medical interventions, and more. A must-listen episode for parents and voters.

Why Medical Freedom Matters In The 2022 Election

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • May 03

Why does medical freedom matter so much? How is medical freedom tied to parental rights? What does medical freedom even mean? Lots to discuss as we move into the 2022 Primaries.

Dry Needling 101 with Sara Lester PT

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • April 26

Sara Lester, Physical Therapist and Dry Needling expert, joins the show to share all about the basics of dry needling. If you struggle with muscular pain or injury, this one is for you!

Love Then Loss: How To Help Those Who Grieve with Debbie Baisden

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • April 19

Have you had a friend lose a spouse or loved one and had no idea what to do or say? Emily's friend and business partner, Debbie Baisden, returns to the podcast today to share her experience after suddenly losing her husband and becoming a single mom to four young boys. She offers tips about the helpful and not so helpful gestures and comments from others. She also shares her journey to finding love again through God's grace and her marriage to her husband Jason as she continues to honor her late husband's legacy.

20 to 40: A journey in identity and wisdom

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • April 12

Wiggy just turned 40 and we also celebrated 20 years together on that day. Today's episode is a bit different as we talk about wisdom and growth and identity and how basically everything has changed in those years as God has grown us individually and together.

How God Built This: The Momsanity Story with Debbie Baisden

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • April 05

Momsanity, a company that Emily helped found in 2013, writes quite a story. From meeting her business partner Debbie at small group, the sudden loss of Debbie's husband, Emily becoming a first time mom, to the early days of getting started and how God has used us and grown us over these past 9 years leaves only Him deserving the accolades. Our journey to build a company on the four pillars of motherhood, faith, fitness and nutrition is worth sharing. Today, Debbie joins the show as we share about our 9 year journey, the joys and struggles, as well as some practical tips for women feeling called to start something new.

 

The New Epidemic: Blood Clots, Cancer and Autoimmune with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • March 29

The aftermath of COVID has created a plethora of new health challenges. Today we discuss the top 3 as well as potential causes, diagnosis and treatment options.

 

Homeschooling Simplified with Taryn McGarry

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • March 22

The idea of Homeschooling Can be overwhelming for parents. But. It can be simplified. Taryn McGarry joins the show to bust some myths as we explore the real possibilities.

 

Back To Basics: Revisiting our Nation's Founding Documents with Scott Cumbie

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • March 15

Does the government have rights? What is the purpose of government? Why was the Declaration of Independence written? Scott Cumbie joins the show to share his expertise and help us remember what it means to be a citizen.

Our Thoughts On The New COVID Narrative with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • March 08

Is COVID over? Why drop the masks and vax mandates now? Now we have antivirals that can be given out at pharmacies? Has the science changed or is it something else?

The Lyme Controversy with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • March 01

Does chronic Lyme exist? What is Lyme Disease? How is it tested and treated? Why don't most doctors treat Lyme? And more.

Should "Safety" Be A Top Priority In Parenting? with Carla Ledford

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • February 22

Culture tells us that safety is a top priority in parenting. Today Carla Ledford, mom of 5, joins Emily to dive deep into balancing safety and responsibility/training in a manner that best prepares our kids for life.

Perspective Is Everything with Hank Allen

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • February 15

Hank Allen joins the show to share his story. Hank suffered a spinal cord injury several years ago and today shares about his recovery journey and how he has chosen to embrace life and the opportunities in front of him. Hank's encouraging attitude is sure to inspire. He recently launched a new business, Hank Hats, with the goal of assisting others suffering injuries with the care they need. A must listen episode and perfect for the whole family!

Long Haul COVID: Symptoms, Testing and Treatments with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • February 08

Lingering symptoms are a problem for many. The good news is that we CAN do something about it. Dr. Wiggy shares what's happening physiologically, tests and treatments.

What Parents Need To Know About Winter Viruses with Dr. Nicole Craven

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • February 01

Viruses are part of childhood. We live in a culture that tells us to avoid illness at all costs, but is this the best approach for our kids? What if we focus our energy instead on optimizing our families immune systems through both prevention and early intervention? Dr. Nicole joins Emily today with some practical advice and tips for families to confidently address childhood viruses.

Thriving During The Busy Years with Dr. Wiggy and Emily

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • January 25

"I don't know how you do it all". We don't! Today's episode is all about identity, priorities and boundaries and how they guide our lives in the big and little things. We dive into faith, marriage, kids and everything else.

What We Are Still Learning About COVID with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • January 18

Dr. Wiggy shares new information, observations, clinical updates, and data that we continue to learn about COVID from the frontlines.

Timeless Wisdom From Granny with Jena Penner

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • January 11

Emily is joined by longtime friend and Mom of 7, Jena Penner (her life story is amazing) to discuss lessons she learned from her amazing Granny. As we move into 2022, these timeless truths and practical tips are perfect for reflection in the New Year.

Know Your Numbers: Four Blood Tests That Will Help You Optimize Your Health In 2022 with Dr Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • January 4

Want to get healthy this year? It's good to know our starting point in order to set smart goals. Wiggy shares the four most telling blood tests for overall health and Emily shares a few practical lifestyle habits. Here's to a healthier 2022!

Healthy Discourse Podcast Episode - 2021 Year In Review

2021 Year In Review

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • December 28

It's been quite a year for the Saunders family as we set out to intentionally abide in what God had for us. Today we discuss all that's happened personally and professionally and our focuses for 2022.

Healthy Discourse Podcast Episode - What You Need to Know About Myocarditis

Myocarditis: What You Need To Know with Dave Kay, MD and Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • December 21

Cardiologist Dave Kay joins Dr. Wiggy and Emily to discuss myocarditis. What is it? What are the causes? What are the risks of COVID infection induced myocarditis? How about those from the COVID vaccines? We also take a deep dive into the numbers of the risks of children and myocarditis with and without the vaccines, treatment, long term prognosis and more. Dave is a plethora of knowledge, knows the data, and desires to help us make the best risk/benefit choices for our families.

Healthy Discourse Podcast Episode - Simplifying The Christmas Season

Simplifying The Christmas Season

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • December 14

Feeling overwhelmed? Emily talks through some Saunders family traditions that help our family to focus on the meaning of Christmas while prioritizing relationships over busyness and comparison. Merry Christmas!

Healthy Discourse Podcast Episode - What to expect now that Omicron is here.

Omicron: What should we expect? with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • December 7

Omicron is here. Should we be worried? Is the advice of those in charge going to help? Plus some tips on navigating stressful holiday conversations and tension.

photo of Jason Ledford and his family. Jason joined us on the Healthy Discourse podcast to talk about what every parent needs to know about technology. Click here to listen to the podcast episode.

Technology: What Every Parent Needs To Know with Jason Ledford

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • November 30

Our kids are growing up in a much different world than we did and technology is a huge part of that. Our friend and pastor Jason Ledford, dad of 5 kids, provides us with some sobering statistics, tips for establishing real life boundaries, resources and imperative conversations we must have with our children to prepare them for screens.

photo of Staci Kay, NP, who joined us on the Healthy Discourse podcast to discuss the latest findings from recent studies about kids. Click here to listen to this podcast episode.

Kids: What Does The Research Actually Say? with Staci Kay NP

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • November 23

Today my friend and expert researcher, Staci Kay NP, joins the show to discuss the research provided during Pfizer's vaccine trials on kids ages 5 to 11. We dive into the facts that we do know as well as the missing pieces in the research as well as what's happening in other countries. Parents, do your research and ask the questions, it's imperative!

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Natural Immunity 101 with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • November 16

Today Dr. Wiggy teaches us about the basics of the immune system and why focusing on antibodies alone is shortsighted when considering immune status. We also dive into vaccinated immunity functions and compare and contrast the two. So many are confused on this topic so be sure to share with friends.

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5 Tips For Picky Eaters

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • November 9

Kids won't eat what you feed them? Emily lays out five practical tips to help you quit the battle and help your kids become lifelong healthy eaters. Share this quick episode with the parents in your life!

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Healthcare: How did we get here? An overview with Charlie Mulligan

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • November 2

Charlie Mulligan is a grassroots activist and future political candidate and a friend of Healthy Discourse. Are we actually making people healthier? Today we dive deep into the state of our nation's healthcare system, how we got here and how citizens can help drive necessary changes. We also talk about how healthcare providers become silenced by our current system and ultimately the patient suffers..

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Pre and Post: What You CAN do with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • October 26

Some are making impossible choices. Some have lingering symptoms. Some are trying to prepare. Others are injured. Dr. Wiggy offers some ideas that are working for each step of the journey. Listen in for important information for you and your loved ones.

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The Fatherless Epidemic with Jeff Zenger

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • October 19

NC Representative and friend Jeff Zenger joins the show today to discuss the Fatherless Epidemic in the US including how we got here, how to encourage boys to become responsible men, and how to support men in their roles as fathers. This is an important topic for EVERYONE!

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Special Episode: Are The Kids Next? with renowned pediatrician Bose Ravenel

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • October 15

Parents we need to be paying close attention. It's time to do your research, ask questions and carefully consider the consequences. Dr. Ravenel bluntly lays out everything parents need to know. A must listen indeed.

photo of Jane Daniel, health coach, who joined us on the Healthy Discourse podcast to discuss why women are chained to food and how to find freedom forever.

How To Find Food Freedom Forever with Jane Daniel

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • October 12

After 15 years of working with women working toward healthier lifestyles, Emily and Health Coach Jane Daniel have discovered the root of the problem with lasting results and habits. Today we dive deep into why women are chained to food and how to find freedom forever. Spoiler Alert: It's not another meal plan or program. We hope you'll join us for The Liberation Project that begins on November 1st.

photo of Jessica Hottle who joined us on the Healthy Discourse podcast to discuss how to effectively deal with our feelings and manage our emotions.

Face Off With Your Feelings with Jessica Hottle

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • October 5

Are you struggling with battling your feelings internally? Jessica Hottle joins the show today to help us learn how to more effectively face off with our feelings. We talk about creating a space to heal the tender places of your soul, five steps to help us manage our emotions, and establishing that our feelings are safe with God. In a time when there are SO MANY emotions, Jessica help us experience God's love through it all.

photo of Roxanne Underwood who joined us on the Healthy Discourse podcast to discuss how to know if your personal care products are really safe and what you need to know about greenwashing in the consumer goods industry.

Greenwashing: Are Your Personal Care Products ACTUALLY Safe? with Roxanne Underwood

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • September 28

Have you heard of greenwashing? Today Emily's guest, Roxanne Underwood, shares what it is, why it matters, how to spot it, and a few brands to watch out for, plus our favorite TRULY toxin-free personal care products. You might be surprised at some of the brands that end up on the "naughty" list.

photo of Dr. Wiggy and Emily who shared good news from the front lines of the pandemic plus tips for getting prescriptions filled when challenges arise on the Healthy Discourse podcast.

Good News from the Front Lines and Pharmacy Tips with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • September 21

We are grateful to be able to deliver some good news from the front lines of the pandemic especially when it comes to early treatment! Plus tips on getting prescriptions filled when challenges arise.

photo of Dr. Wiggy who joined us on the Healthy Discourse podcast to discuss the nationwide pandemic mandates and how they may affect you.

The Challenges Of Mandates with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • September 14

Dr. Wiggy joins the show to discuss the new nationwide mandates and the potential changes they pose.

Photo of Dr. Wiggy who joined us on the Healthy Discourse podcast to dispel the myths about treatment with Ivermectin.

Myth Busters: Ivermectin with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • September 7

Is Ivermectin just for horses? Safe? Effective? Dr. Wiggy joins the show to dive in.

photo of Dr. Wiggy, integrative medicine doctor, who joined us on the Healthy Discourse podcast to discuss a proactive approach to the prevention and treatment of COVID.

Prevention and Treatment: A Proactive Approach to COVID with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • August 31

We are told that there is "no way" to prevent or treat COVID outside of a vaccine. Research tells us differently. Dr. Wiggy joins the show to discuss the studies and best practices.

photo of Dr. Nicole Craven who joined us on the Healthy Discourse podcast to discuss why so many children now suffer from anxiety, how to spot the symptoms of anxiety in your child, and treatment options.

Why Anxiety Is Attacking Our Kids and What Can We Do About It with Dr. Nicole Craven

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • August 24

Anxiety is rampant among our children and young people. Dr. Nicole joins Emily to discuss why, the mental and physical root causes and symptoms, and testing and treatment options.

photo of Dr. Wiggy and Michael Phillips who joined us on the Healthy Discourse podcast to discuss the latest vaccine research and what it means for you and your family.

Vaccine Update: Digging In To The Data with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • August 17

Dr. Wiggy joins the show with Michael Phillips to dig deeper into vaccine research and data.

photo of Dr. Wiggy and Emily who discussed the current belief that kids should be the center of our families from a Christian perspective on the Healthy Discourse podcast

Don't Let Kids Run Your Marriage

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • August 10

We just celebrated 16 years of marriage and today's episode is all about keeping God first, marriage second and kids third in our families. Culture tells us that kids should be the center of our families but is that God's design and is it actually best for kids?

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Better Than Antibodies? with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • August 3

Wiggy joins me today to discuss a promising new T cell test that can be very useful in determining natural immunity to COVID. Learn more about the difference in T cells and antibodies and what we know about natural immunity.

photo of Dr. Bose Ravenel who joined us on the Healthy Discourse podcast to discuss what every parent needs to know about mask and vaccine mandates.

Special Episode: What Parents Need To Know about Mask and Vaccine Mandates with Dr. Bose Ravenel

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • July 23

Renowned pediatrician Bose Ravenel joins Emily on the show to discuss the very prevalent topic facing our culture. Schools and work places are beginning to mandate masks and vaccines Dr. Ravenel has 46 years of experience as a practicing and researching pediatrician and has spent the past 2 years researching COVID. masks, vaccines and more. Today we dive into the hot topic of masks and vaccines. What parents need to know and how you can fight for medical freedom.

photo of Harold Eustache, military veteran and attorney, who joined us on the Healthy Discourse podcast to discuss recent changes in our nation's military and why we should all be paying attention.

Is The Military Becoming A Social Experiment? with Harold Eustache

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • July 20

Emily welcomes 101st Airborne Elite Veteran and Attorney, Harold Eustache to the show to discuss recent changes in our nation's military and why we should all be paying attention. While this challenge might not be on the forefront of the news, it's something we should definitely be paying attention to as responsible citizens.

photo of Jane Daniel who joined us on the Healthy Discourse podcast to discuss how to lose weight without counting calories.

Losing Weight Without Counting Calories with Jane Daniel

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • July 13

Today Emily's friend and colleague Jane Daniel is back on the show to talk about calories. The truth is they DO matter, but they aren't the MOST important factor in weight loss and by focusing too much on calories we can actually hinder our results. Today we dig into misconceptions and tips that can help you stop beating your head against the wall and achieve the results you desire.

photo of Dr. Nicole Craven who joined us on the Healthy Discourse podcast to discuss food intolerance in kids, how to spot the signs that your child may suffer from food intolerance, and effective new treatments.

What Parents Need To Know About Food Intolerances In Kids with Nicole Craven, MD

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • July 6

We are so excited to invite Dr. Nicole Craven back to the show! We hear all about food allergies and the many problems they can cause, but most parents don't understand the intricacies. How do food intolerances present (hint: it's not all about stomach problems or big reactions)? How can parents appropriately test kids? What are some steps for getting started with food elimination? Plus Dr. Nicole shares with us a new cutting edge treatment that really helps kids!

photo of Emily Saunders who shared 9 big lessons she learned during her 30s that may help you too. Click here to listen to this Healthy Discourse podcast episode.

9 Lessons I've Learned in my 30s with Emily

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • June 29

Today's episode is a bit different! Emily shares 9 big lessons she's learned during her 30s. From becoming a mom to strengthening marriage and becoming an entrepreneur. So much has happened during the past 9 years so let's dive in to all things parenthood, faith, health and relationships.

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Headaches: Why they happen and what to do about them with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • June 22

In today's episode Dr. Wiggy addresses the many causes of headaches, different types, identifying root causes and typical integrative treatments. There is hope!

 photo of Dr. Nicole Craven who joined us on the Healthy Discourse podcast to discuss important things every parent wants know about children's vitamins.

Vitamins for Kids? Why they are Important and What to Look For with Dr. Nicole Craven

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • June 15

Today Emily welcomes Dr. Nicole Craven MD, an integrative pediatrician that works with Dr. Wiggy at Robinhood Integrative Health all about vitamins for kids. How many kids are deficient? Why? What are the most important vitamins and minerals? How do we find quality supplements among the thousands available? And more! A must listen for parents!

 

 photo of Emily Saunders who shared her thoughts about conflict and cancellation on this episode of the Healthy Discourse podcast.

When Conflict and Cancellation Strike

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • June 8

Today Emily shares her thoughts and experience on the prevalent topic of conflict and cancellation. It's inevitable that not everyone will like us, but it can be difficult to go against the grain when we feel attacked or misunderstood. Our response is everything. Keeping our power under control goes a long way to preserve relationships and seeking Truth is the best way to grow in humility and discernment. Are we checking ourselves to make sure we aren't seeking a reaction? So many hot topics in this episode!

 

 photo of Dr. Wiggy who joined us on the Healthy Discourse podcast to share important information about female hormones that every woman wants to know.

The Important Basics of Female Hormones with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • June 1

Too many women are suffering in silence from unbalanced hormones that negatively affect their quality of life. This episode digs into the primary female hormones, what they are responsible for, how to tell if they are unbalanced, when and what to test, and practical tips for working with your medical provider to address your personal challenges. Oral contraceptives are NOT your only option for addressing your mood swings, cramps, PCOS, heavy or irregular periods and more.

 

photo of Briley Penner of Swim Safe NC who joined us on the Healthy Discourse podcast to discuss kids' water safety tips. 

Water Safety Tips for Parents with Briley Penner

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • May 25

Today Emily interviews Briley Penner from Swim Safe NC to discuss water safety for parents. Briley shares about helping kids to become more comfortable around water, boundaries for parents, backyard pool safety and technology, and flotation devices. Lots of great information in this short episode!

 

photo of Algenon Cash, investment banker and founder of the Triad Food and Beverage Coalition who joined us on the Healthy Discourse podcast to discuss the state of the service industry and what the future holds. 

The State of the Service Industry and What The Future Holds with Algenon Cash

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • May 18

Algenon Cash is an investment banker and founder of the Triad Food and Beverage Coalition. He's a mover and shaker in the NC Triad business community and today he shares fresh insight into the service industry's current status, the root of staffing issues, and what the future holds. We also dive into the overall economy and how consumers can help support small businesses in our quickly evolving economy.

 

photo of Carla Ledford who joined us on the Healthy Discourse podcast to discuss how we can best teach our children about personal responsibility and prepare them for their future. 

Teaching Responsibility In the Age of Lawnmower Parenting with Carla Ledford

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • May 11

Have you heard of Lawnmower parenting? We live in a culture that tells us to remove obstacles for our kids, but is that helping them become responsible adults? In this episode, Emily sits down with her friend Carla (a mom of 5) to dig into how we got here, common pitfalls, life lessons learned through personal responsibility, and practical ways to prepare the next generation for real life. It's a rich conversation with lots of personal application. A must listen for parents!

 

photo of Jane Daniel who joined us on the Healthy Discourse podcast to discuss 3 important mindset switches that can help stop the cycle of yo-yo dieting.

3 Mindset Switches to Stop the Yo-yo with Jane Daniel

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • May 4

Emily sits down with her friend and health coach, Jane Daniel, to discuss the 3 biggest mindset switches that can help stop the yoyo in dieting and in life when it comes to long-term habit change. They share personal examples and practical implementation tips to help your journey become more joyful and rewarding.

 

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COVID Vaccines and Mandates - an Update with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • Apr 27

Dr. Wiggy joins Emily today to discuss updates to the COVID vaccines, the new problems with the J&J vaccine, what we know and don't know so far about the MRNA vaccines, and the problems with vaccine mandates.

 

photo of Jessica Hottle, faith-based fitness coach, who joined us on the Healthy Discourse podcast to discuss how to process our thoughts and feelings in a productive and healing manner.

Thoughts, Feelings and the TRUTH with Jessica Hottle

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • Apr 20

Today Emily interviews author, Podcaster and faith-based fitness coach Jessica Hottle to host a conversation about our thoughts and feelings as we seek Truth. Jessica has a lot of experience and insight to share on the topic around processing thoughts and feelings in a productive and healing manner and so much more!

 

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Autoimmune Disease: What, Why and how to treat with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • Apr 13

Dr. Wiggy dives into autoimmune Disease and answers about how to recognize, test and effectively treat from an integrative standpoint. We also touch on the COVID vaccine and autoimmune.

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5 Tips For Parents with Constipated Kids with The Constipation Gurus

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • Apr 6

Does your child struggle with chronic constipation? Are you overwhelmed with using Miralax over and over without long term relief? Are you seeking to find out the root problem leading to your child's constipation? Jessica and Annette from The Constipation Gurus join Emily with 5 great tips for parents.

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Is Modern Day Feminism Actually Progressing Women?

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • Mar 30

In this episode Wiggy interviews Emily on modern Feminism. Does the cultural push toward female dominance actually help women? How can we ask bigger questions for the long term benefit of women and families?

photo of Dr. Wiggy who joined us on the Healthy Discourse podcast to share his thoughts about the nation's response to COVID.

A Different Perspective on the COVID Response with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • Mar 23

Shut downs, treatments, immune support, vaccines and more. Would a different response have produced better outcomes? What can we learn for the next time we experience a public health crisis? Dr. Wiggy shares his thoughts and some points to consider moving forward.

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Is Science Settled? with Tricia Sheehan

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • Mar 16

The mainstream narrative tells us to "trust the science" and that questions are not acceptable and in fact can result in cancellation and censorship.  In today's episode, Emily discusses Science vs. Scientism and how to become a better researcher with Holistic Health Coach and Certified Essential Oils Coach, Tricia Sheehan. 

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How Limiting Beliefs Sabotage Your Health Journey with Jane Daniel

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • Mar 9

My friend and colleague Jane Daniel joins me to dig deep and personally into the BIGGEST reasons we can't get and stay healthy. Hint: it's not your meal plan.

photo of Dr. Wiggy who joined us on the Healthy Discourse podcast to discuss thyroid basics and how to tell if your thyroid is not functioning properly.

Thyroid Basics: Symptoms, Testing and Treatment with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • Mar 2

Have you been told that your thyroid is normal because of a TSH test? Do you feel exhausted but no one can figure out why? Is your medication actually helping? Dr. Wiggy shares helpful and concise answers for everyday people.

photo of Katie Taylor, PT, DPT, CLT, OCS who joined us on the Healthy Discourse podcast to discuss pelvic floor issues women face during pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond.

Pelvic Floor Issues: Pregnancy, Postpartum and Beyond with Katie Taylor

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • Feb 24

Katie Taylor, PT, DPT, CLT, OCS joins Emily to discuss women's wellness during and after pregnancy. Let's dive into all the hard topics like incontinence, pain during intercourse and pain and what we can do about them! 

What Really Happens In Pregnancy Care Centers with Guest Dottie Powers

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • Feb 16

Dottie Powers, Center Director of Salem Pregnancy Care Center, joins Emily to discuss myths and misconceptions about pregnancy care centers and abortion providers. We dive into statistics, reality and how we can invest in the lives of Moms and Dads facing unplanned pregnancy. 

 

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The COVID Vaccine Q&A with Dr. Wiggy

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • Feb 12

Today we dive deeper into the questions to consider, the research we have, what we DON'T know and more about the COVID Vaccine.

February 5, 2021

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • Feb 5

Introducing Healthy Discourse

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders • Feb 5

Why we started this podcast and what you can expect in the future. It's time for Healthy Discourse!