“How Cancer Impacted My Decision to Homeschool” with Therapist, Emilee Krupa

What if you held the power to shape your child's education, prioritizing connection over curriculum? How might your family's life transform if you embraced a holistic lifestyle, reducing exposure to everyday toxins? This episode offers an intriguing exploration into homeschooling, health, and holistic living with our guest, Emilee. As a family therapist from Utah and a homeschooling parent, Emilee unveils her journey into homeschooling, inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic and her own battle with breast cancer. We also delve into the growing popularity of homeschooling and the ever-changing landscape of public education.

From homeschooling insecurities to building family bonds, our conversation moves to the profound impacts of today's screen-obsessed culture on children's learning. Emilee discusses the role that food, screen time, and environmental toxins play in these issues. We also explore the effects of social media, pesticides, and genetically modified crops on our well-being. 

To wrap up, Emilee gives us a glimpse into her battle with cancer, possibly influenced by her exposure to toxins in the past. Emilee tells us how she would have died if she remained in the states, and had to go to Germany for life-saving treatment to counteract the treatment she was given here. We also discuss the impacts of various factors like nutrition, vitamin deficiencies, and environmental influences on mental health. Tune in for an enlightening conversation that compels us to reconsider our approach to education, lifestyle, and health. 

  1. Thyroid testing – full panel (TSH⁠, Free T3, Free T4, Reverse T3, Thyroid Antibodies)
  2. Nutritional deficiencies – in particular, folate, B vitamins (especially B12), fatty acid profile (especially omega-3), amino acid status, and Vitamin D
  3. Inflammation markers – homocysteine levels, Hs-CRP
  4. Food intolerance testing 
  5. Gut testing

How To Hold Onto Your Kids
The Truth About Cancer
Glow Kids
The Highwire- Mighty Moms episode
FMT- Fecal Microbial Transplant
IGL- lab test in Germany for liver function
grounding sun

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