The Healthy Family Podcast
About This Show
The Healthy Family Podcast isn’t just about kids, or adults, but families. It answers the tough questions like how can we positively influence those we love to take action? How do we create a lifelong desire for healthy habits in our children? How do we grow old being as healthy and strong as we can be? With help from leading experts, Maryann deconstructs what it really means to be healthy, happy and well at all ages and stages. Each episode helps you uncover (and conquer) hidden barriers that get in the way of your family’s health and happiness.
Most Recent Episode
Addiction Proof Your Family with Maia Szalavitz
5 days ago
Addiction has become a big buzz word. You hear about it from media reports, books, and friends. And it’s no longer just about drugs and alcohol, but food, the internet, gambling, and even healthy activities like exercise. Is addiction simply a brain disease that leaves people powerless or is there something else going on? Today we have on science writer Maia Szalavitz, author of The New York Time Bestseller Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction. She not only has a personal history of addiction, she has spent years researching its underpinnings. Maia argues that addiction isn’t a disease but rather a learning disorder more similar to autism, ADHD and dyslexia. Using her story as a backdrop -- and citing the latest research -- she helps readers see how addiction risk begins in childhood and either withers or grows throughout life. She also recommends better, research-based treatments for people who have already become addicted. Anyone who has experienced the heart-wrenching reality of addiction knows that we need to do more and learn more about how to make it stop.