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Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders

By 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.
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The New Epidemic: Blood Clots, Cancer and Autoimmune

Healthy Discourse with Dr. Wiggy and Emily SaundersMar 29, 2022

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

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

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!

Learn More About Dr. Craven HERE
Sep 19, 202336:01
Denied: Yulia's Kidney Transplant Story with Lee and Chrissy Hicks
Aug 31, 202331:03
How I Fixed My Sleep with Dr. Wiggy

How I Fixed My Sleep with Dr. Wiggy

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.
Aug 15, 202335:52
Q&A: Life Reflections with Dr. Wiggy and Emily

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

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!

Aug 01, 202331:40
How do insurance companies incentivize medical practices?

How do insurance companies incentivize medical practices?

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.
Jul 18, 202333:52
Reversing Hashimoto's with Dr. Anshul Gupta

Reversing Hashimoto's with Dr. Anshul Gupta

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!
Jul 05, 202333:09
Stress and Brain Fog In Motherhood: Relief Awaits! with Dr. Wiggy
Jun 20, 202321:04
What Is A Doula? With Kristian Jordan CD, CVD

What Is A Doula? With Kristian Jordan CD, CVD

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!

Jun 13, 202332:09
Is Autism Curable? With Novlet Davis MD
May 30, 202332:07
Where Have We Been?

Where Have We Been?

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!
Apr 19, 202304:60
What Is Thermography and Is It For You? With Kenzie Terry

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

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!


Apr 04, 202316:03
The Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Babies and Children with Kim Snider DC

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

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.
Mar 21, 202323:13
The Call To Kenya with Emily Davis
Mar 07, 202329:02
Issues to Follow in the NC Legislative Session with Representative Jeff Zenger

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

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!
Feb 21, 202323:57
Is the TSH test the best to measure thyroid health? With Dr Wiggy

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

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.
Feb 14, 202319:31
3 Unpopular Parenting Postures That Help Families Thrive

3 Unpopular Parenting Postures That Help Families Thrive

Dr. Wiggy and Emily share 3 parenting postures that might be unpopular, but lead to thriving families.
Feb 07, 202326:28
Mold 101: What You Need To Know About Toxic Mold And Your Health
Jan 31, 202321:58
The Most Overlooked Component of A Bedtime Routine with Jessica Bryant

The Most Overlooked Component of A Bedtime Routine with Jessica Bryant

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! Head to raisethemwell.com to find the magnesium products discussed. 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. Podcast: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-mornings-podcast/id1652372089 Instagram: @sleephappy Email: jessica@sleephappyconsulting.com
Jan 24, 202333:37
Quitters Day: How To Quit Quitting in 2023
Jan 17, 202317:39
What Parents Need To Know About Antibiotics with Dr. Nicole

What Parents Need To Know About Antibiotics with Dr. Nicole

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.
Jan 10, 202336:37
3 Blood Tests To Help Optimize Your Metabolism in 2023

3 Blood Tests To Help Optimize Your Metabolism in 2023

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.
Jan 03, 202325:44
Merry Christmas: Thoughts from Wiggy, Emily and our 4 Boys

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

Merry Christmas! Our thoughts on handling the overwhelm of Christmas, focusing on what matters, and a guest visit from each of our four boys!
Dec 23, 202216:06
Changing The Medical Narrative with Alesha Logan, NP

Changing The Medical Narrative with Alesha Logan, NP

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!
Dec 13, 202232:56
Preserving Science and Autonomy in Dentistry with Jessica Funk DDS

Preserving Science and Autonomy in Dentistry with Jessica Funk DDS

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.
Dec 06, 202223:53
3 Beliefs Holding Parents back from Good Sleep with Jessica Bryant
Nov 29, 202236:10
Gratitude In The Age of Entitlement

Gratitude In The Age of Entitlement

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!
Nov 22, 202221:49
IV Therapies: What They Are and What They Help Treat with Dr. Wiggy and Emily

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

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.  

Nov 15, 202230:53
For Such A Time As This with Myra Bumgardner

For Such A Time As This with Myra Bumgardner

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.
Nov 08, 202228:53
Kids CAN Cook Healthy with Katie Kimball from Kitchen Stewardship
Nov 01, 202234:15
The Ins and Outs of Fasting with Dr. Joseph Antoun

The Ins and Outs of Fasting with Dr. Joseph Antoun

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.
Oct 25, 202227:29
Hair Loss: Questions Answered with Dr. Wiggy

Hair Loss: Questions Answered with Dr. Wiggy

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!
Oct 18, 202223:60
The Courage To Run with Alvin Robinson

The Courage To Run with Alvin Robinson

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.
Oct 11, 202220:26
How To Have Hard Conversations

How To Have Hard Conversations

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.
Oct 04, 202223:44
Myth Busters: Poop, Miralax and Anxiety with Pediatrician Dr. Nicole Craven
Sep 27, 202231:34
The New Booster with Dr. Wiggy

The New Booster with Dr. Wiggy

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.
Sep 20, 202231:05
Religious Freedom: A Legal Perspective with Adam Draper, JD

Religious Freedom: A Legal Perspective with Adam Draper, JD

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.

Sep 13, 202235:43
It's Time To Engage: A Call To Action with Emily

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

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.
Sep 06, 202226:33
What Is Restorative Justice and How Is It Affecting Schools? with Sarah Absher

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

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.
Aug 30, 202231:37
Why I left "Big" Medicine with Staci Kay, NP

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

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. Read Staci's viral article Here.
Aug 23, 202232:21
What You Need To Know About MTHFR with Dr. Wiggy

What You Need To Know About MTHFR with Dr. Wiggy

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.
Aug 16, 202222:12
The Call To Act with Dr. Peter McCullough

The Call To Act with Dr. Peter McCullough

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.
Aug 09, 202250:48
Managing Pain Without Medication with TJ McClurg PT

Managing Pain Without Medication with TJ McClurg PT

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.
Aug 02, 202231:13
COVID BA.5 Be Afraid? With Dr. Wiggy

COVID BA.5 Be Afraid? With Dr. Wiggy

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.
Jul 26, 202234:02
The Current State of Medicine with Dr. Reni Moon

The Current State of Medicine with Dr. Reni Moon

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.
Jul 19, 202237:24
Starving The Fairytale with Emily Copeland

Starving The Fairytale with Emily Copeland

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. 

Jul 12, 202239:54
Babies and Young Children: What Does The Data Show? with Jessica Funk

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

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. 

Jul 05, 202235:07
20 Life Lessons As I Turn 40 with Emily
Jun 28, 202227:25
Fluoride: An Experiment On Kids with Rick North

Fluoride: An Experiment On Kids with Rick North

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. 

Jun 21, 202236:37
ADHD: What Parents Need To Know with Dr. Nicole Craven

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

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.
Jun 14, 202236:32
All Things Hormonal Birth Control with Dr. Wiggy

All Things Hormonal Birth Control with Dr. Wiggy

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.
Jun 07, 202227:50