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Navigating Health – A Video Talk about Endocrine Disruptors, Epigenetics and Energetics

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Last summer I was privileged to give a talk at a midwifery conference in Wisconsin, hosted by the wonderful people at Southwest Technical College and organized by my good friend Cynthia Caillagh.

The title of the talk was Endocrine Disruptors, Epigenetics and Energetics: Navigating Health in a Toxic World. It was weighty and depressing topic to be sure, but one that merits far more consideration than is recognized. The sheer number of environmental insults facing modern humans makes navigating health difficult at best and impossible for many.

The current generation is plagued with more chronic and complex health issues than any other in history. Why is that? The reasons for chronic illness are many, but the common pathway begins with pervasive toxicant exposures, poor nutrition, and limited exercise and ends with mitochondrial damage; damage that compounds generationally.

At some point, we have to break the pattern, for ourselves, our children and our grandchildren. Those in the birthing community are on the front lines of health and disease. Their influence and guidance can affect change for generations, and so, even though this topic is not one that would be typically presented at a childbirth conference, I thought it was important to provide a new framework through which to view the influence of midwifery.

Below is the video. It’s a little rough the first 8-10 minutes when I am pinned to podium mic, unable to see the computer and unable to move around, but after that, it’s pretty good. Enjoy.

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Chandler Marrs MS, MA, PhD spent the last dozen years in women’s health research with a focus on steroid neuroendocrinology and mental health. She has published and presented several articles on her findings. As a graduate student, she founded and directed the UNLV Maternal Health Lab, mentoring dozens of students while directing clinical and Internet-based research. Post graduate, she continued at UNLV as an adjunct faculty member, teaching advanced undergraduate psychopharmacology and health psychology (stress endocrinology). Dr. Marrs received her BA in philosophy from the University of Redlands; MS in Clinical Psychology from California Lutheran University; and, MA and PhD in Experimental Psychology/ Neuroendocrinology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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