Nurturing Your Family's Wellbeing: Leading by Example with Dr. Ron Hunninghake

Today, we're delving into optimal health from a fresh perspective, joined by Dr. Ron Hunninghake, a distinguished medical doctor.

Our journey includes exploring the significance of vitamin D for infants, differentiating between Vitamin D2 and D3, addressing the challenge of instilling healthy habits in childhood, and tackling the prevalent health issues in children today.

Dr. Ron is the Chief Medical Officer at the Riordan Clinic, a trailblazing academic medical center renowned for its work in integrative oncology and complex chronic illness care since 1975.

We talk about: 

23:50 - How Dr. Ron became passionate about optimal health and integrative medicine

26:00 - Checking nutrient levels 

28:40 - Vitamin D2 vs D3

31:30 - Young babies taking Vitamin D

36:40 - Being a healthy role model for your kids

39:15 - The number one thing you should work on with your kids

43:00 - Lead by example by living healthy

47:00 - Using CGMs and the criticism of it

51:30 - Brittany’s diabetes-related blood results

56:00 - Microglial cells and mental illness

01:00:30 - Niacin and Methylene blue for brain function

01:04:30 - Autoimmune disorders and leaky gut

01:10:00 - What to do to live healthy if you’re stuck in the grind without spending a lot of time and money

01:13:00 - What you can do to take better care of yourself

Questions answered in this podcast:

  • Should babies take vitamin D and how much should they take?
  • How do you strike a balance between allowing freedom and setting boundaries for children's health and well-being?
  • What are some of the health issues facing children today?
  • How can small, daily or weekly decisions lead to positive changes in health?
  • What are some good habits to consider for overall health?
  • How can individuals take responsibility for their health and make dietary changes?


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