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Pejman Katiraei

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Ep 86 Wholistic Kids with Dr Pejman Katiraei

Eat Real To Heal Podcast

Dr. Pejman Katiraei is a board certified pediatrician who is also board and fellowship trained in integrative and holistic medicine. He completed his undergraduate at UCLA and then obtained his osteopathic medical degree at Western University of Health Sciences. He then went on to complete a pediatric residency at Loma Linda University, where he stayed on as teaching faculty for over 4 years. Dr. Katiraei has also completed two fellowships in integrative medicine, one with the University of Arizona and another under Dr. Kamyar Hedayat in a French model of integrative medicine called Endobiogeny. Dr. Katiraei is now in private practice in Santa Monica, where he focuses on helping children with severe behavioral challenges.  On today’s podcast Nicolette talks to Dr. K. about his Holistic Minds digital portal that he is working on to better help kids with their stresses and anxieties. Computers will ask the questions so the doctors can have more time and focus on the physical side. They discuss how kids are born into environmental stressors and how kids are being raised into digital technology which causes cumulative stress responses like aggression, anxiety and depress. Dr. K. deals with what he calls ’Train wreck kids’ – children who don’t have the ability to regulate themselves and he offers solutions to help transform these children into healthy and thriving children. Find Dr K at: Website: www.wholistickids.com Facebook: @wholistickidsandfamilies Instagram: @wholistickids Discussed on the PODCAST: ‘Simplicity Parenting’ Kim John Payne - https://www.amazon.ca/Simplicity-Parenting-Extraordinary-Calmer-Happier/dp/0345507983/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= PANDA or PANDS - https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/pandas/ ‘Brain on Fire’ Susannah Cahalan – https://www.amazon.ca/Brain-Fire-My-Month-Madness/dp/1451621388/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1627924598&sr=1-1 Inlight Films – www.inlightfilms.ca If you are currently battling a Chronic Degenerative Disease, Nicolette is doing one on one consultations again. Go to www.nicolettericher.com to set up an appointment today! Our 22M Bike tour is still happening once the world returns to its new normal. Find out more about and support our 22 Million Campaign here - http://www.richerhealth.ca/ Want to improve your health… Click here to access our FREE resources so you can live your best life! https://nicolettericher.com/free-stuff Find out ways you can work with Nicolette to improve your health here: https://nicolettericher.com/work-with-me Join Nicolette at one of her retreats https://richerhealthretreatcentre.com/ Find out more about our non-profit society Sea to Sky Thrivers - https://seatoskythrivers.com/ Want to know more about Nicolette’s Green Moustache Café’s https://www.greenmoustache.com/ Sign up for the Eat Real to Heal Online Course - https://nicolettericher.com/eat-real-to-heal Buy the Eat Real to Heal Book here: https://www.amazon.ca/Eat-Real-Heal-Medicine-Arthritis/dp/163353782X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1567629190&sr=8-1

1hr 44mins

24 Aug 2021

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Episode 47: Pediatric Wellness & Tongue Ties with Dr. Pejman Katiraei

Breastfeeding Talk

Families call him Dr. K., and on today's episode we have Dr. Pejman Katiraei to talk about a holistic approach to pediatrics with a focus on tongue ties. Specifically, we're discussing the domino effect they cause later in life--including failure to thrive, oral aversions/extreme picky eaters, sleep apnea, development of palate, and even what looks like ADHD and anxiety.Dr. K graduated from his residency in 2006. From 2004-2005 he realized there has to be more to the story than what he was trained to do. He was fortunate to see a lot of complex cases, great training, but saw things that didn’t add up. One particular case was an 8-10 year old boy who had horrible colitis. Steroids didn’t work and doctors wanted to remove colon. Ultimately he knew there was more to the story than a major surgery.Dr. K is an integrative pediatrician, with a focus on severe behavioral issues in children. He works with more than just diet, the gut, and supplements because his clinical experience has taught him that only 25% of kids got better with that approach. He was really awoken to what happens in the mouth 4 years ago.Digestion begins in the mouth—chewing, breaking it down, swallow begins there. If you don’t know how to chew your food, how does the rest of digestion work? It’s not meant to work with unchewed food. The pancreas’ job isn’t to chew food—it’s to take already broken down food and further unpack that. Tongue tied children cannot chew food well (rotary chewing is lacking).Can the child take a chunk of steak and chew it? If not, they have a “broken eating mechanism”. If eating is difficult or something isn’t happening properly, your brain learns those foods are dangerous. Then you have a picky eater.Poor digestion and food intake means a lack of micronutrients, lack of fiber, changes in gut microbiome, lack of diversity. The immune system then becomes activated to these foods because they’re not more digested by the time they hit the gut. This ultimately causes a phenomenon known as “sickness behavior”—this is the brain’s response to immune activation—brain fogginess, feeling “sick”.Once these kids are labelled with ADD, AHHD, depression, or anxiety, they lose their self-esteem and feel like they cannot function normally.When parents know what to look for, it will become clear as day:difficulty breastfeeding, sometimes shows up later once letdown calmssomething is off early onsolid foods, from 12-24 months old other issues crop up—spitting out certain textures, higher density foods create struggles3-4 years old become very picky eaters, very established food preferences—soft foods that barely require chewingcolic/reflux—swallowing air, gassy—tissue pulling on esophageal sphincter causing refluxdifficult to put to sleepspeech problemsWe shouldn’t approach this from fear or “doom and gloom”—tongue tie isn’t a damning diagnosis. How you approach this depends on how preventive you want to be. Tongue tie procedures are a surgery—risk/cost benefit.What is it worth to prevent these issues? We must honor where the parents are at and supporting their choices and needs.Lastly, the tongue helps us breathe—it pushes the palate and teeth out. Choking, gagging, snoring can all be related issues, and later in life we see sleep apnea or upper airway resistance syndrome.LINKS:Families can find Dr. K on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholistickidsYou can also visit him at www.wholistickids.comMy WebsiteConnect with me on Instagram & Facebook!


20 Apr 2021

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Making the MOST of It with Jennifer Morgan: Dr. Pejman Katiraei, Wholistic Kids and Families

Making the MOST of It

Today we’re sitting down with Dr. Pejman Katiraei of Wholistic Kids and Families who’s philosophy is that “the children of today do not have to become the sick adults of tomorrow”.. We learn the history behind his model of ultra preventive pediatric care, and discuss his studies in both traditional and alternative medicine. Dr.K highlights early indicators of developmental delay with an understanding the brain and body from a cellular level, and weighs in on supplements for children. Join us for this educational and enlightening conversation.  Links:Dr. Katiraeiwww.wholistickids.comHost Jennifer Morgan, founder of Most Kidswww.mostkids.orgMusic:https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/2KWwu5c7pV/


12 Mar 2021

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#141: Anxiety Is Not Always Anxiety: Understanding What’s Really Underneath Your Child’s Behavior with Dr. Pejman Katiraei

Dhru Purohit Podcast

When kids present with an emotional or behavioral issue, many times it could be masking something completely unexpected, something physical. You might think your child has an anxiety issue when, in fact, it’s not actually anxiety at all! What looks like anxiety can be an intestinal problem, sleep apnea, or many other things. On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Pejman Katiraei, a board-certified pediatrician who is also boarded and fellowship trained in integrative and holistic medicine. He completed his undergraduate at UCLA and then obtained his osteopathic medical degree at Western University of Health Sciences. He completed his pediatric residency at Loma Linda University, where he stayed on as Pediatric Chief Resident, and then as teaching faculty for over 4 years while he founded the Loma Linda University Wholistic Medicine Clinic. Dr. Katiraei is one of a few physicians in the country with mastery of osteopathy, functional medicine, functional endocrinology, medical herbalism and more. Dr. Katiraei is now in private practice in Santa Monica, where he focuses on helping children with severe behavioral challenges. In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Katiraei talk about the reason your child might be acting out could be because of a physical imbalance that is causing him or her to suffer and be in pain. They discuss the impact gut health, nutritional deficiencies, and mitochondrial dysfunction can have on a child’s behavior. They also talk about why crawling is an essential part of a child’s development, and kids that go from sitting directly to walking have been shown to have sensory issues, anxiety, and nervous system issues, among other things. In this episode, we dive into: -Understanding what your child’s body is trying to survive (10:40)-The connection between tongue ties and sleep apnea (20:15) -Why you should pay attention to your kid’s sleep (24:01)-Dr. Katiraei’s challenges with his daughters health (28:27)-What your child’s endurance says about their health and behavior (35:41)-Why sensory issues develop (43:45)-How to increase our child’s ability to handle stress (59:12)-Dr. Katiraei’s supplement recommendations for children (1:16:35)-Where to learn more about Dr. Katiraei (1:19:27)-What’s really underneath your child’s behavior (1:19:59)For more on Dr. Katiraei, you can follow him on Instagram @wholistickids, on Facebook @wholistickidsandfamilies, and through his websites https://wholistickids.com/ and https://wholisticminds.com/Also mentioned in this episode:-Anxiety Is Not Anxiety: When Mito Errors Cause the Nervous System to Falter https://www.neuroneeds.com/anxiety-is-not-anxiety-when-mito-errors-cause-the-nervous-system-to-falter/-Mitochondria and Immunity - The Critical Link You Must Know About https://www.neuroneeds.com/mitochondria-and-immunity-the-critical-link-you-must-know-about/For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Interested in joining Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 26mins

30 Jul 2020

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COVID-19 and Kawasaki Disease Concerns for Children with Guest Pejman Katiraei

The Urban Monk Podcast

Kawasaki Disease is a condition that causes inflammation in the walls of some blood vessels in the body. It's most common in infants and young children. Recently there have been cases of a Kawasaki-like disease associated with COVID-19 appearing. What does the early research show? Pedram Shojai invites pediatrician Dr. Pejman Katiraei back to give a ground-level view of what he's currently seeing. Is this emergence of Kawasaki Disease a concern for parents? On top of everything else to worry about during the pandemic, how can we best protect children from this potential illness?   This video is part of our new course, Raising Healthy Kids, part of the Urban Monk Academy.   Try it free for 2 weeks: https://secure.theurbanmonk.com/academy/raising-healthy-kids


23 Jun 2020

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Today, holistic pediatrician, Dr. Pejman, challenges us to consider the questions that he’s been asking himself about the pandemic. From thinking through how we should examine the data we’re given, to acknowledging the connection between chronic stress and our immunity, the phrase you’ll keep hearing is: “Do your own research.” In short, this episode will give you some answers — and many more questions to think about (and research).This week's episode is sponsored by Vitruvi. For 20% off your first Vitruvi order, use code THEFULLEST.


4 May 2020

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Healthy Gut for Healthy Immunity with Guests Dr. Elroy Vojdani and Dr. Pejman Katiraei

The Urban Monk Podcast

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues many people are looking to whatever they can to take preventative measures against the coronavirus risk. Washing hands and sanitizing surfaces are great steps, surely, but what about other over the counter remedies? Dr. Elroy Vojdani and Dr. Pejman Katiraei join Pedram Shojai on this episode of The Urban Monk Podcast to discuss how certain measures might actually be more damaging to the gut and the gastrointestinal tract that might work against the immune system. What is happening in the gut and the immune system when we are infected with COVID-19 or other viruses? Why does infection affect some with terrible symptoms while others are asymptomatic? How is the mucosal immune system a front line defense and how can we bolster its effectiveness through lifestyle? Is the conventional traditional medical model able to study viral infections from a holistic perspective?


14 Apr 2020

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327: Pejman Katiraei from Wholistic Kids discusses Children's Health

Low-Carb Conversations

This week on Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson NTP and Guests, Leah is joined by Co-host Shelley Gawith and Dr Pejman Katiraei from Wholistic Kids. Dr Pejaman is a pediatrician who specializes in integrative medicine and a master herbalist. Sit back and relax while Leah discusses the latest health news headlines with special guests. This week Leah, Shelley and Dr Pejman discuss preventative measure for children' health, the alarming rise in obesity in children and what you can do.  They discuss pain medication for children and what different options are available. Tune in to find out what these are. Articles Reviewed: 10 Easy Ways to Boost Your Child’s Health WA hospitals hit hard by childhood obesity rise Baby’s First Tooth: 7 Facts Parents Should Know Melbourne chiropractor investigated after performing spinal manipulation on infantFind out more about Dr Pejman here: www.wholistickids.com store.wholistickids.com www.wholisticminds.comSEPTEMBER START ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN!   Join me in Boston! Yes I will be teaching in Boston starting September and I would like to have you in my class. If that location is not near you then there are plenty of other locations to choose from including Melbourne and Auckland in New Zealand. Let me know if you sign up and make sure you mention Low Carb Conversations in the referral section!   Work with Leah! Leah is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and has appointments available for online consultation – one on one or in small groups. This is available to anyone looking to improve their health through low carb real food principles for themselves and their families (Australia, USA). If you would like to chat before making an appointment then please email Leah at info@nourishingconversations.com Join our Facebook Community! SIGN UP TO The Low Carb Conversations Mail List and receive the latest news!


1 Jul 2019