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The Upstream Battle Podcast

Pioneering couple Dr. Konrad and Dr. Madison Grzeszkowiak get real about the struggles AND rewards of being holistic parents in the 21st Century. Dr. Konrad and Dr. Madison are first and foremost parents of two little girls. They also run a family chiropractic practice in NorthernIdaho with over a decade of clinical experience between them. Their newest passion project is an on-line family coaching business: Full of Life Holistics. This podcast is for busy, health-oriented parents who want to THRIVE instead of just survive parenthood.

Neurological Disorganization: What we call “Switching” Jul 17, 2021

Dr. Konrad and Dr. Madison use their experience and their knowledge to describe how the nervous system can be disoriented or “switched” due to stresses in our environment. A “switched state” may lead to unintentional communication and obstructive action.  

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Neuronutrition Part 3 Basic Lifestyle Diet Jun 30, 2021

Dr. Konrad shares the "Basic Diet" that changed his life! Not only did it improve his digestive health, his perspective of food - how to eat, when to eat, why to eat.

This simple concept sets the foundation for his journey through life with food and is what he tries to teach all of his patients....

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Neuronutrition Part 2 Five foods of DEATH and what you should be eating (and feeding your children) Jun 17, 2021

Dr. Konrad goes into the 5 foods of DEATH and how they have contributed to the inflammatory process and decay that a huge percentage of people in the USA and beyond are suffering from.

It's not all bad news! Dr. Konrad goes into a few easy foods that pack a ton of nutrient density to help heal...

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Neuronutrition - Part 1 Exposure to Food Toxins Jun 02, 2021

Dr. Konrad goes deep into how agriculture has evolved the last 70 years to create a toxic, limited, and confusing approach to be able to provide food for our families. Learn what is being grown in America and how those foods have infiltrated the Standard American Diet. Even as a world...

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Healthy Food for Kids While Traveling May 19, 2021

Dr. Konrad and Dr. Madison recorded this podcast while enjoying a family trip to Hawaii. They discuss how they make health food/snacks a priority and fairly easy while traveling and once at their destination. Getting ready for a family trip? - check this one out!

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Breast Feeding Benefits and Alternatives May 05, 2021

Dr. Madison dives into the benefits of HUMAN breast milk for HUMAN babies- both breast-feeding and donor milk options. Donor human breast milk is something Dr. Madison wishes she’d known more about after the birth of her first baby, and now feels passionate about telling other exhausted...

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Dr. Madison’s Completely Different Birth Stories Apr 21, 2021

Dr. Madison discusses her two different birth experiences: an emergency C-section and a home-birth VBAC. She briefly touches on what type of exercise she found beneficial post both births.

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Dad’s Physical Health During and Post Pregnancy Apr 21, 2021

Dr. Konrad shares his experience and struggle with weight gain and the de-conditioning he experienced while trying to support Dr. Madison’s pregnancies. He shares the strategies he implemented in being able to regain his functionality, strength, and endurance without needing to hit the gym...

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Utilizing Exercise For Kids With Sensitive Nervous Systems Mar 24, 2021

Dr. Madison dives into how her eldest daughter has a very sensitive nervous system and how the buildup of excess cortisol (stress chemical) in her little system would result in night terrors. Dr. Madison explains how important exercise is for kids like her daughter, especially the TIMING of the...

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Rediscover Proper Movement Post Partum Mar 11, 2021

Dr. Konrad describes what it took for Dr.Madison to recover physically after her traumatic C-section birth, prepare physically for her VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean), AND then recover again after a very quick vaginal home birth.

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Continue to Date Your Spouse Through the Crazy Years Mar 11, 2021

Dr. Konrad and Dr. Madison recommend and demonstrate something silly and simple called “The Question Game” to reconnect with your spouse. As nervous system experts they hit on the importance of building trust through movement and play.

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How NOT to Get Burned; Strategies for Communicating with Your Partner Mar 08, 2021

Dr. Konrad and Dr. Madison provide ways to “not get burned” in your relationship and who doesn’t want that!? They use the analogy of “building fire pits” to create plans or strategies that can be used to prevent future conflict within the family. 

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