Our Guest: Dr. Tracy Chandler
BSc(HONS); MBChB; FRNZCGP; FNZSCM, PGDipSEM, Cert Dermoscopy, Cert Homeopathy, FACNEM, ACNEM, Fellowship Examiner, AIMA Member.
Tracy was born in Canada and grew up and trained in England. She is married to her soulmate Grant and they have seven children. Tracy completed a Biochemistry degree and then her primary medical training in England. This gave her a more in-depth knowledge of the human body than most Doctors are required to know. She then worked as a GP before doing further post-graduate training in Sports and Integrative (Wellness) Medicine and Nutrition. Her decision to specialise in Integrative Medicine partly evolved through her increasing awareness of the impact of nutrition and environment on her own personal and her patients health and well-being. Whilst working and raising her family she became unwell and experienced the frustration of conventional medicine not being able to provide a solution for her healing. It was then she discovered the power of Integrative (Functional) Medicine. This combines the best of conventional and complementary medicine and biochemistry to treat the root cause of poor health. With her own health experience and being a (recovering) ‘perfectionist’ Tracy takes your health very personally!
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Meet Dawn Whitten:
Dawn Whitten is a Naturopath and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is passionate about protecting and nurturing the microbiome of the next generation and has a broad-base of clinical experience with a focus on women’s health through pregnancy and beyond, and infant and toddler health. She has been in clinical practice for 17 years.
Dawn has a particular passion for improving practitioner knowledge in the area of lactation, maternal and infant health. She regularly presents at both National and International Conferences and Online Events. Many of her online lectures can be accessed from the Probiotic Advisor where she covers topics like Introducing Complementary Foods to Infants, The Breastmilk Microbiome and Glycobiome and Infantile “Colic” and “Reflux” Unpacked.
Dawn regularly publishes papers in the peer-reviewed literature and has contributed to clinical textbooks (Including the Breastfeeding chapter in the recently published Hechtman L Ed, 2020, Advanced Clinical Naturopathic Medicine2020, Elsevier). She coordinates two units within the Evidence-based Complementary Medicine Program in the College of Health & Medicine at the University of Tasmania (Hobart, Australia). She is also coordinates her clinic’s internship program and regularly mentors in her areas of expertise. She is part of the Probiotic Advisor Team - an online platform providing evidence based information about probiotics and microbiome-related topics.
Dawn has three daughters spanning 7yrs to 26yrs who continue to contribute to her learning.
Dawn practices at Goulds Natural Medicine in Hobart Tasmania a 130+ year old apothecary with associated clinic and herb farm.
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Topics on todays show include:
- Risks of introducing solid foods too early
- Common allergens like peanuts and when or how to introduce these
- Breastfeeding while introducing foods
- Common problems parents run into when introducing foods
- What to do if babies show signs of digestive upset or changes in bowel motions when introducing foods
- Thoughts on introducing dairy
- Baby led weaning
- Common myths busted