Whole Mamas Podcast: Real Stories, Expert Advice

By Stephanie Greunke, RD and Dr. Elana Roumell, ND

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The Whole Mamas podcast features Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Past guests have included Dr. Ben Lynch, Dr. Low Dog, Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, Melissa Hartwig, and Chris Kresser, L.Ac. Subscribe and join their community of mamas as they chat about health, nutrition, mindset and more! Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com

Episode Date
#187 - Navigating School Closures with Meghan Fitzgerald of Tinkergarten
54:45

Stephanie chats with Meghan Fitzgerald, co-founder of Tinkergarten, to offer advice for parents that are homeschooling due to school closures. She helps parents redefine ‘success’ when it comes to homeschooling, especially if they have limited time to dedicate to their school’s academic requirements. Meghan also shares insights on how regressions can occur as kids process multiple weeks of social distancing. She discusses how parents can best support children through difficult emotions. Meghan also provides ideas for how to make summer fun and meaningful in the midst of social distancing, as well as advice for mentally and emotionally preparing children to return to school.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • How to redefine parenting success right now
  • The fear of your child “falling behind” 
  • How to help your child process difficult emotions
  • How to foster independent play to give you more space
  • Ideas to keep summer fun, despite closures
  • How parents can prepare their children, mentally and emotionally on returning to school

Show Notes:

After 16 years as an educator, curriculum developer and school leader, Meghan has her dream gig—an entrepreneur/educator/mom who helps families everywhere, including hers, learn outside. Prior to Tinkergarten, Meghan worked as an Elementary School Principal, a Math/Science Specialist & and a teacher in public and private schools in NY, MA and CA. She earned a BA with majors in English and Psychology at Amherst College, an MS in Educational Leadership at Bank Street College, and was trained as a Forest School leader at Bridgwater College, UK. When she is with her kids, Meghan is that unapologetic mom who plays along with them in mud, dances in the pouring rain, and builds a darn good snow igloo with her bare hands.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a healthcare provider. Consult with your healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding your treatment plan.

Jun 02, 2020
186: Women's Gatherings During COVID-19 with Tawny Sterios
35:44

Dr. Elana interviews Tawny Sterios on the topic of women's gatherings during Covid-19. They discuss the importance of gathering and how women can still benefit mentally, spiritually and emotionally through virtual gatherings. For mamas who were hoping for their baby shower or Mother’s blessing, you can still have one! Tawny offers tips and guidance so no mama will miss out on her special occasion. Tawny has a decade of experience leading women’s circles and retreats all over the world, along with being a prenatal and postpartum doula and yoga teacher. She knows what a mama needs to stay nourished–and gathering with other women is a must. This episode will teach you how to get started in creating meaningful gatherings so you can remain connected with your community in a time when we desperately need it. 

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Why gatherings for women are so important
  • The mental, emotional, spiritual and physical benefits of gathering
  • How we can still gather safely during Covid-19 
  • How virtual gatherings are still beneficial
  • What different types of gatherings and ceremonies may look like
  • How to set up a peaceful space and host a gathering/circle/retreat

Show Notes:

Tawny Sterios: mother - yoga teacher and teacher trainer - birth doula - circle guide - Qoya dancer - nature enthusiast. 

She has been teaching yoga for 15 years and leading women’s circles and retreats for the last 10 years. She is an RYT-500hr yoga teacher and co-founder of mBODY YOGA, a studio she owned for 8 years in San Luis Obispo CA with her husband, Peter Sterios, who is also a yogi and entrepreneur. She is certified in both Kundalini Yoga and hatha yoga through LEVITYoga, and teaches in LEVITYoga’s Teacher Training Programs. She was a featured model in Yoga Journal Magazine (2010-2011) and was one of a select group of national instructors invited to teach yoga at the White House for Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity initiative (2011-2013). 

In addition to her love of yoga, Tawny has a fierce devotion to supporting women that are coming into motherhood. She is a certified Prenatal & PostPartum Doula and a Prenatal PostPartum Yoga Instructor. She has also been leading monthly Women’s Circle at studios near and far for the past decade where women hold sacred space for the unfolding of life and the quiet inner knowing that bond us. Currently she is holding monthly virtual women’s circles and Qoya Ceremonies for women all over the country. As well, she leads in person retreats and teaches at festivals. Every Spring and Fall she hosts retreats for women in California, in the Summer she sometimes offers Mother Daughter retreats in Mexico and a every Winter a co-ed adventure to India. Her retreats are modern ceremonial gatherings that offer a variety of cross cultural modalities that support wellness. 

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a healthcare provider. Consult with your healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding your treatment plan.

May 26, 2020
#185: How to Manage Anxiety, Burnout, and Mommy Martyrdom with Dr. Pooja Lakshmin
53:12

Stephanie chats with Dr. Pooja Lakshmin, board-certified psychiatrist specializing in women's mental health and perinatal psychiatry, about maternal mental health and martyrdom. They discuss the real reason many moms are feeling resentful and burnt out. She shares why the common prescription to just  “do more self-care” isn’t working and how it can make moms feel even worse. You’ll learn how Dr. Pooja is helping the moms she works with set boundaries and reclaim their schedules to put themselves first. 

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Why the “faux self-care” we’re being offered isn’t helping
  • The real reason moms are feeling so resentful 
  • Realistic strategies to reduce burnout
  • How to get comfortable setting boundaries 
  • How to reconnect with yourself and your needs

Show Notes:

Dr. Pooja Lakshmin, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist and writer specializing in women's mental health and perinatal psychiatry and a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the George Washington University School of Medicine. She maintains a private practice in Washington DC where she applies an integrative approach to taking care of women suffering from maternal mental health conditions. Dr. Lakshmin is most passionate about empowering women and sees her clinical work as a perinatal psychiatrist as an extension of this mission. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, and her advice has been featured in Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Bustle and various other media outlets. Dr. Lakshmin is active in advocacy work and community building through online platforms. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance, a national non-profit dedicated to further maternal mental health policy, and the Editorial Advisory Board of Clinical Psychiatry News. She is working on a book about the tyranny of self-care. 

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a healthcare provider. Consult with your healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding your treatment plan.

May 19, 2020
184: Overcoming Financial Fears with Tonya Rapley
57:26

Dr. Elana interviews Tonya Rapley of My Fab Finance. Tonya is a money expert with a passion to help women own their power and break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck so that they can live free and do more of what they love. In addition to being a mom herself, she is also an author of the Amazon best-seller, The Money Manual: A Practical Guide To Help You Succeed on Your Financial Journey AND co-hosts the Color Full Lives Podcast. In today’s interview Dr. Elana and Tonya discuss why it is so important for moms to feel empowered with their financial health, how to overcome financial fears and learn about their money stories, all so they can do more of what they love. Tonya also answers community questions from college savings, to tips on introducing money to your kids, and so much more! 

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • How financial health benefits overall health
  • Why this information is so important for mamas to learn
  • Tonya’s approach to financial education
  • How to overcome your financial fears
  • Learn about your “money story” and why it’s important
  • Discover the biggest misconception about managing personal finances

Show Notes:

Tonya Rapley is the millennial money expert and creator of the award winning site, My Fab Finance. In 2014 she was deemed the “New Face of Wealth Building” by Black Enterprise Magazine and featured as their cover subject. A millennial herself, Tonya’s mission is to help millennials break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck so that they can become financially free and do more of what they love. She is the creator of the #BanishTheBalance challenge, a debt elimination challenge that helped over 4,000 participants pay off more than $200,000 of debt in sixty days.

Selected by TV One as a modern day history maker, Tonya is a full-time entrepreneur and tours the country providing workshops for private and nonprofit clients. Her client list includes Fidelity Investments, Prudential, the National Endowment for Financial Education and FinCon ( the financial bloggers conference). Tonya has spoken at Bloomberg, Essence Fest, Millennial Week, PepsiCo, the Blogging While Brown Conference, BlogHer, Circle of Sisters and a host of colleges and universities.

Tonya’s fierce financial advice has appeared on US New, NY Daily New, Buzz Feed, Essence.com, The Root, Credit.com, Go Banking Rates, Reuters, Refinery29, Centric and several other media outlets.

A career “change-agent” since 2010, Tonya uses her own story and experiences to empower women and girls of all ages with tools to change their lives. Tonya is also the co-founder and CFO of a Chicago based FinTech app, FOAM, that is changing the way students experience and pay for college. She is a Charlotte, North Carolina native and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Florida International University and a Masters in Urban Policy Administration from Brooklyn College.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a healthcare provider. Consult with your healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding your treatment plan.

 

May 12, 2020
183: Legal Rights for Working Moms During COVID-19 with Daphne Delvaux
01:00:20

Dr. Elana interviews Daphne Delvaux, Esq. aka the Mamattorney. Daphne works to empower and inspire working mothers by teaching them about their rights. You can successfully advance your career without compromising your health or family life! COVID-19 has brought on an unprecedented challenge for working mothers, and Daphne shares legal updates and tips for navigating this complicated and unpredictable economy, as well as tools for getting through school closures without losing your job or sanity! Listen to find out what the silver linings are that may come out of the COVID-19 crisis in terms of professional advancement for working mothers.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Your rights as a working mom
  • Advice for working mothers who don’t feel supported at work
  • How COVID-19 has affected working moms’ careers
  • Helpful tools and tips to get through school closures without losing your job and sanity
  • Silver linings that may come out of the COVID-19 crisis in terms of professional advancement for mothers

Show Notes:

Daphne Delvaux, Esq. a.k.a the Mamattorney is an award-winning senior trial attorney. It's Daphne's mission to empower mothers to be educated about their rights so they can enjoy motherhood without sacrificing their career growth. 

Daphne is a mama of one boy and has won trials while still nursing her baby. She recently achieved a $1M result for a pregnancy discrimination case and received the Outstanding Trial Attorney Award, elected by her peers.

Since COVID-19 broke out, Daphne has consistently provided mothers with legal updates and tips to avoid job loss through free articles, webinars, and social media content.

She has done this while holding a toddler in the other arm, and while continuing to do her senior attorney job at Gruenberg Law, a prominent law firm in San Diego. Through her efforts educating mothers to become their own advocates, Daphne is saving mothers’ jobs.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a healthcare provider. Consult with your healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding your treatment plan.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented in this podcast are not legal advice but general education. Please consult with an attorney if you have questions about your workplace rights.

May 05, 2020
#182: How to be a Shameless Mom with Sara Dean
49:38

Stephanie chats with Sara Dean from the Shameless Mom Academy about how moms can step into their power and gifts in bigger ways, how they can cultivate a deeper sense of self-trust, and how all this creates space for us to train people how to treat us. They share how to have more powerful conversations with others, lower the unreasonably high expectations we have about what we can accomplish (especially now during the pandemic) and all be a little more shameless.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • What it means to be a shameless mom
  • Why asking for help is a gift you give to others
  • How to identify if you’re being a mommy martyr
  • How we can use our voice more powerfully and make requests
  • How “B- work” can give you more space and time
  • How to outsource work to be your best self
  • How leading with curiosity and compassion can reduce defensiveness
  • How we can all be a little more shameless

Show Notes:

Sara Dean is a transformation coach, community builder, speaker, and host of the Shameless Mom Academy Podcast, a top-rated podcast with over 2 million downloads where she inspires women to stop shrinking and start shining in all aspects of their lives. After enduring her own identity crisis following the birth of her son, Sara took her background in psychology, health, and wellness and rebuilt her identity, one step at a time. When she’s not serving women inside of her thriving Momentum Mamas membership community, her Tenacious Mamas business & leadership mastermind and her annual event, Shameless Mom Con, you can find Sara with her husband and 7-year-old son, building Legos and pretending to understand Pokemon.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Apr 28, 2020
#181: Choosing an Effective Probiotic with Ara Katz of Seed
48:08

Dr. Elana interviews Ara Katz, co-founder of the company Seed–a company dedicated to the next generation of microbial support. With a team of scientists, doctors, innovators, environmentalists, moms, dads, and more, they have taken the next step in probiotic research to develop their product, Daily Synbiotic. In this episode we will learn how various types of probiotics differ, what to look for when shopping for a probiotic and how microbes ultimately benefit us and our future generations.  

This episode is sponsored by Seed. Use code WHOLEMAMAS for 15% off the first month of Daily Synbiotic subscription at seed.com

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • The founding story of Seed and how they named their company
  • Why being a parent means being a scientist
  • What to look for when shopping for a probiotic
  • The many benefits of a probiotic beyond the gut
  • The maternal lineage of microbes: how our first microbes are seeded to us, and how we pass our microbes on to our children

 Show Notes

Ara Katz is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Seed Health, a microbial sciences company pioneering applications of bacteria to impact human and environmental health. Their foundry model partners with leading scientists to translate breakthrough science into live biotherapeutics and innovations for consumer health with a portfolio targeting conditions where bacteria can become or replace the primary standard of care. Its consumer division, Seed, develops scientifically-validated, next-generation probiotics with a mission to bring much-needed precision, efficacy, and education to the global probiotics market. Its environmental R+D division, SeedLabs, taps bacteria to solve some of the biggest challenges facing our collective home.

Translation: Seed is disrupting the BS in the $50B global probiotics market and stewarding the future of how we will use bacteria to restore and sustain human (think: gut, skin, oral, vaginal, and more) and planetary (think: honey bees, soil, water, food supply, plastics crisis, and space) health with serious science.

Ara is a serial entrepreneur, dot-connector, first-principles thinker, and lifelong questioner. She combines an incessant pursuit of truth with her translational storytelling ability to steward the future of science communication—and change the way we discern evidence versus evangelism in making choices for our bodies, our health, and our world.

Ara previously co-founded and served as CMO of mobile commerce marketplace, Spring (sold to Shoprunner), was on the founding team of social commerce company, BeachMint (sold to Conde Nast), advises and is an angel investor in various companies like mindbodygreen, Stadium Goods (recently sold to FarFetch) and women’s healthcare startup, Mahmee.

She has been a fellow at the MIT Media Lab’s Center for Future Storytelling and CCA’s Design MBA program, was named in Marie Claire’s “The New Guard: The 50 Most Influential Women in America”, listed on Business Insider’s “Silicon Alley Top 100” and “36 Rockstar Women in NYC Tech”, and Create + Cultivate’s 100 List for STEM.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a healthcare provider. Consult with your healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding your treatment plan.

Apr 21, 2020
#180: How Steph and Dr. Elana are Navigating Quarantine
57:13

Steph and Dr. Elana share how they’re navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and how it’s impacting their families. They outline what they’re doing to take care of themselves with food, movement, sleep, how they’re managing to work without childcare and more! You’ll hear their biggest challenges, fears, and what they’re doing to overcome them to provide reassurance and know that you’re not alone. You’ll leave feeling seen and equipped with tools to help you do your best during this season of unknowns. 

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Update on Steph’s move to Wisconsin
  • The importance of allowing yourself to grieve
  • Mental health during this pandemic + tips for mamas
  • How they’re navigating food and accessibility concerns
  • How to stay consistent with movement when gyms are closed
  • Supplements they’re using for sleep and stress management

Show Notes:

The Whole Mamas podcast is led by Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a healthcare provider. Consult with your healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding your treatment plan.

Apr 14, 2020
179: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Support During COVID-19 with Dr. Aviva Romm
37:02

Dr. Elana interviews midwife and mama, Dr. Aviva Romm, MD. They discuss what every pregnant and nursing mama must know in order to feel protected and assured during the COVID-19 pandemic. They discuss risks to moms, babies, what to expect with prenatal visits, hospital birth vs home birth, and what to expect with your birth support team. For families trying to conceive, they discuss options to consider during this time. They also go into detail about breastfeeding and COVID-19 including what measures to take if a mama does contract the virus. Share this episode with a friend who could use some expert information during the current pandemic.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • COVID-19 risks for pregnant mamas and babies
  • What to expect with prenatal visits during the pandemic
  • Hospital birth vs home births
  • What to expect with your birth team 
  • Tips for women trying to conceive during the pandemic
  • Breastfeeding and COVID-19
  • What to do if a you test positive

Show Notes:

Referred to as “the face of natural medicine in the 21st century by Prevention Magazine” and named one of the 100 Women to Watch in Wellness by Mind Body Green, Aviva Romm, MD has bridged the best of traditional medicine with good science for over three decades. A midwife, herbalist, and Yale-trained MD, Board Certified in Family Medicine with Obstetrics, as well as a graduate of Dr. Weil’s Integrative Medicine Residency (University of Arizona), Dr. Romm’s focus is on the impact of stress on health, willpower, food cravings, weight, chronic disease, and hormone imbalance in women, and the prevention of chronic disease in children’s health, with an emphasis on reducing unnecessary antibiotic use. She is also an avid environmental health advocate, researching and publishing on the impact of toxins on fertility, pregnancy, women’s hormones, and chronic illness in women and children.

Dr. Romm is one of the nation’s leaders in botanical medicine and is the author of 7 books on natural medicine, including the textbook Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health (Elsevier) and her latest book The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution (Harper One, January 2017). She is the author of the integrative medicine curriculum for the Yale Internal Medicine and Pediatric Residencies, and is on numerous scientific advisory and editorial boards, including Prevention Magazine. She lives and practices medicine in western Massachusetts and New York City and is a nationally sought speaker, author, and consultant.

Stay connected with Aviva through her website, www.avivaromm.com, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a healthcare provider. Consult with your healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding your treatment plan.

Apr 07, 2020
178: Managing Chronic Disease during COVID-19 with Dr. Jess
33:38

Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Jess, a leading functional medicine doctor, international speaker and expert in treating hidden infections like Lyme disease, mold toxicity and more. In this episode, they share support for people healing from a chronic disease. Stress can cause symptoms to flare, and we want to help you navigate this very stressful time. Learn practical tips from Dr. Jess to equip you to continue on your healing journey during this stressful time.  

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Advice Dr. Jess gives to her patients who are healing from chronic disease during Covid-19
  • Why anxiety and stress can cause symptoms to flare
  • Easy, affordable, and practical tips to keep stress down and optimize health 
  • Why individuals with chronic diseases are more susceptible to Covid-10
  • Practical tips to manage underlying chronic diseases 
  • Strategies to feel empowered with your health during Covid-19

Show Notes:

Dr. Jess (Dr. Jessica Peatross) is a Western medicine-trained medical doctor who began her journey into healing in 2009 when she graduated from the University of Louisville internal medicine residency program and began practicing as a hospitalist. She worked in hospitals for 6 years before she felt that patients deserved more than a pill for every ill. So she decided to train in functional medicine with Gerson therapy, ozone, herbalism and regenerative health.

Today Dr. Jess is a well-known herbal formulator, lecturer, and praised health educator. She is passionate about teaching people how to be their own best doctor by educating themselves and urging them to listen to their bodies. Dr. Jess has an Evergreen education course on pathogens and environmental toxicities, suited for the layperson or an experienced practitioner. 

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a healthcare provider. Consult with your healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding your treatment plan.

Mar 31, 2020
#177: Adoption and the Transition to Fatherhood with Dave Hollis
57:26

Dave Hollis shares parenting tips from a dad’s perspective, including how he and his wife, Rachel Hollis, navigated the ups and downs of adoption. Dave shares how to get your partner on board with self-development, the many ways fatherhood shifted his identity, tips he has for new dads, lessons he learned along the journey of parenthood and how you can learn from his mistakes. Many of these stories and other tools can be found in his new book, Get Out Of Your Own Way: A Skeptics Guide to Growth and Fulfillment.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Transitioning to parenthood, from a dad’s perspective
  • Lessons he’s learned as a dad and tips for new parents
  • His journey with foster parenting and adoption
  • Advice for families looking to foster/adopt
  • The importance of vulnerability as a man
  • How being a working parent is inspiring, not shameful

Show Notes:

Dave Hollis is the CEO of the Hollis Company, a company that exists to help people build better lives. He is husband to Rachel and father to Jackson, Sawyer, Ford, and Noah. Together with his wife, Dave hosts the podcast Rise Together, the #1 health podcast on iTunes. Dave was previously president of distribution for the Walt Disney Studios until he left to apply his experiences to the expansion of the Hollis Company. Dave is a member of the Motion Picture Academy and has been an advisor or board member of technology incubator Fandango Labs, philanthropy start-up Givsum, film charity Will Rogers Pioneers Foundation, Pepperdine's Institute for Entertainment, Media, and Culture, and foster care champion National Angels. Dave and his family live in Austin, Texas, where he drives a 1969 Ford Bronco named Incredible Hulk and has a mini schnauzer named Jeffrey.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a healthcare provider. Consult with your healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding your treatment plan.

Mar 17, 2020
#176: How To Reduce Your Environmental Impact with Alexx Stuart
58:52

Dr. Elana interviews Alexx Stuart, founder and creator of Low Tox Life. The Low Tox Life provides resources to support people looking to reduce their environmental impact and exposure to toxins. She started with a few recipes and articles and now has created 6 e-Courses, a podcast, a thriving online community and a new book! Today Dr. Elana and Alexx discuss steps to take for mamas who wish to live a Low Tox life as it relates to body, home, food, mind and planet. 

Today’s podcast is sponsored by ButcherBox. Right now ButcherBox is offering our favorite promo: Ground Beef for Life. If you sign up as a new member, you’ll get 2 lbs of grassfed, grass-finished ground beef in every box for the lifetime of your subscription. Click to sign up today!

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Ways moms can reduce toxic waste in their everyday life
  • Convenient ways we can decrease our footprint
  • How to trust the safety of products we use for our kids
  • 3 top ways we can limit toxic exposure for kids skin care products
  • 3 top things we can do to limit toxins in our homes
  • How stress can be one of the biggest hidden toxins and what to do about it

Show Notes:

Alexx Stuart is the author of “Low Tox Life” and the founder of the thriving online education hub by the same name, made up of several e-courses, a podcast (one of the highest ranked in the health category in Australia), recipes, articles, and community action resources for an ever growing community of people wanting to be healthier and make our planet happier. She’s an educator, change agent, author, columnist, speaker and consultant at the forefront of a movement that’s non-judgmental and tough on the system that got us here.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Mar 10, 2020
#175: Coronavirus–Fighting Fear with Facts with Dr. Elisa Song, MD
01:01:06

Today Dr. Elana interviews holistic pediatrician Dr. Elisa Song, MD on the urgent topic of the Coronavirus. This interview dives into the current outbreak of Coronavirus, sharing current statistics and basic practices you can add into your daily routine to help strengthen your family’s immune system and lessen your chances of developing Coronavirus. Dr. Song lends her knowledge to empower us. By being well informed, we can transform our fear and lessen our anxiety during the Coronavirus outbreak, for common concerns like the flu, and for future outbreaks. She provides tangible tips and solutions we can implement right away to feel proactive and better understand what this virus is and how we can protect our families. Note: This episode was recorded on March 1st, 2020. Dr. Song will be updating her blog post (linked in the show notes) as she learns more information.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • What Coronavirus is
  • How and why it spreads so quickly
  • What symptoms to look for
  • When to go to the doctor to get tested
  • Simple precautions you can take today to protect your family
  • Traveling tips

Show Notes:

Holistic mama doc, Dr. Elisa Song, MD is a holistic pediatrician, pediatric functional medicine expert, and mama to 2 crazy fun kids. In her integrative pediatric practice, Whole Family Wellness, she’s helped thousands of kids get to the root causes of their health concerns. She’s helped their parents understand how to help their children thrive–body, mind, and spirit–by integrating conventional pediatrics with functional medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and essential oils. These health concerns have ranged from frequent colds, ear infections, asthma, and eczema; to autism, ADHD, PANS/PANDAS, anxiety, depression, and autoimmune illnesses.

Dr. Song created Healthy Kids, Happy Kids to share her advice and adventures as a holistic pediatrician and mama. Now everyone can have their very own virtual holistic pediatrician! You can connect with her on her website, Healthy Kids Happy Kids, on Facebook and Instagram.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a healthcare provider. Consult with your healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding your treatment plan.

Mar 03, 2020
#174: Podcast Recap–Movement for Mom's Mental Health
44:25

Today Steph and Dr. Elana recap the interview with Kelly McGonigal exploring how movement can improve mom’s mental health and resilience. They share their personal experiences finding joy in movement and share ideas for how to love movement whether you are pregnant, recently postpartum or a mama of multiples.

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Topics Discussed:

  • How to find forms of movement that are realistic for your season of motherhood  
  • How to find pleasure in even hard workouts 
  • Ways to pair enjoyable activities with exercising 
  • How to incorporate family time with movement 
  • How music benefits any form of exercise  
  • How to inspire others to move more

Show Notes:

The Whole Mamas podcast is led by Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Feb 25, 2020
#173: Movement for Mom's Mental Health with Kelly McGonigal
51:37

Stephanie chats with best-selling author Kelly McGonigal, PhD, about her latest book, The Joy of Movement. Her book explores why movement is a powerful antidote to the modern epidemics of depression, anxiety, and loneliness. Their conversation focuses on the importance of movement for moms, offering practical tips to remove barriers to exercise and sharing how movement helps moms become more resilient to stress, feel more connected to those around them, reduce postpartum anxiety and depression, and so much more.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • How exercise changes your brain and physiology as well as helps you connect and bond with others for better relationships
  • Why choosing the type of exercise (and music!) helps you to feel the emotional state you’ve craving
  • How long it takes to receive benefits from exercising
  • How to get excited about working out and reduce the need for willpower
  • Why exercising early in the day is so good for parents’ mental health
  • How to model a joyful relationship with exercise for your family
  • Science-based reasons for why exercise is not only self-care, but also a gift to everyone else in your life

Show Notes:

Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist who specializes in understanding the mind-body connection. She is the best-selling author of The Willpower Instinct and The Upside of Stress. Her latest book, The Joy of Movement,  explores why physical exercise is a powerful antidote to the modern epidemics of depression, anxiety, and loneliness.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Feb 18, 2020
#172 - Podcast Recap–Rebalancing the workload at home
42:21

Steph and Dr. Elana recap the interview with Eve Rodsky, author of the popular book Fair Play,  a game-changing solution for when you have too much to do (and more life to live). Fair Play helps couples be more efficient with dividing and accomplishing household tasks. Steph and Dr. Elana share their main takeaways, highlight important points, and give you a sneak peek into what happens in their own homes when it comes to splitting household tasks. If you want to see a significant difference in how your family operates, listen to this week’s recap and get help taking action in your own home.

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Topics Discussed:

  • How to see breakdowns in communication as a positive to help you troubleshoot your partnership
  • What to do if your partner isn’t on board with dividing tasks
  • How Steph and Dr. Elana split tasks with their partners
  • Why multitasking isn’t a superpower
  • How to effortlessly avoid having to nag
  • Reclaiming your “unicorn time”

Show Notes:

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Feb 11, 2020
#171: Rebalancing the Workload at Home with Eve Rodsky
58:22

Dr. Elana interviews Eve Rodsky, author of the popular book Fair Play: A game changing solution for when you have too much to do (and more life to live).  Eve teaches us about the game she created to help couples be more efficient with getting the long list of to-dos done. This system ultimately prioritizes collaboration among parents by clarifying roles, responsibilities and expectations. It leads to increased efficiency and harmony in the home. Who doesn’t want that? If you are interested in rebalancing the domestic workload, listen to this episode and find out why you should pick up a copy of Fair Play!

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Topics Discussed:

  • The “she-fault” phenomenon 
  • Identifying all the “invisible” to-dos that a woman takes on and the impact to our health
  • Ways to systemize household tasks to optimize efficiency and “fair play” between partners 
  • How to communicate with your partner to dial down the crazy and create more balance 
  • Shifts to start valuing both partners’ time as equal
  • How a card game can change the way you run your household and create more time for what you love

Show Notes:

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Feb 04, 2020
#170: Adaptogenic Coffee Alternatives with Lopa van der Mersch of Rasa
34:30

On today’s episode Dr. Elana interviews Lopa van der Mersch, owner and founder of Rasa. A mama herself, Lopa created a line of adaptogenic coffee alternatives that give you regenerative energy that won’t cause you to crash and burn. This episode discusses the pitfalls of relying on caffeine for energy and how to feel energized without resorting to caffeine and instead using adaptogenic herbs.  All moms and moms-to-be can benefit from listening to this episode! 

This episode is sponsored by RASA. Try RASA using discount code WHOLEMAMAS for 20% off (new customers only)

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Why Lopa created Rasa and how it has been supporting mamas
  • Details about the herbs chosen for each blend
  • What adaptogens are and why they benefit moms 
  • Pitfalls of relying on caffeine for energy 
  • How to feel energized without resorting to caffeine 

Show Notes:

Lopa is the founder and CEO of Rasa, a brand making adaptogens accessible through holistically-balanced tonic adaptogenic coffee alternatives…while bringing some much-needed humor and realness to wellness. Growing a start-up from launch to breakeven in 8 months, while attachment-parenting two tiny humans (3 & 1), is no easy feat, and Lopa credits a steady diet of adaptogens, integrity, and playfulness as being key to Rasa’s success (and her not going completely insane in the process).

Lopa’s past is a wild ride that includes: dropping out of college to caretake a wildlife refuge, a short stint as a British dancing lady, cremating dead bodies, being the Biochar Queen who worked with Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room and spoke at TEDx, joining two cults (which offered both real spiritual value and real trauma), traveling the world, and finally, starting Rasa. Her love of business and adaptogens is only matched by her passion for tea ceremony and her knack for often-inappropriate humor, thanks to the sarcastic 12-year-old that lives inside her.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Jan 28, 2020
#169: Podcast Recap–Adventurous Eating and Family Dinner
50:12

On today’s episode Steph and Dr. Elana share key takeaways from interviewing the experts from Adventurous Eating and on the Family Dinner Project. They share how they personally navigate family dinners and how they aren’t always pretty or perfect. They highlight strategies and advice from these experts to make meals more fun, have families feel more connected and help kids that are picky! 

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Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Steph and Dr. Elana share what family meals look like in their homes 
  • How to get kids more involved in meal planning and food prep
  • How to support picky eaters at mealtime
  • How community can transform what a family meal looks like 
  • How to approach screentime at meals from a place of compassion, not shame

Show Notes:

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Jan 21, 2020
#168: Making Family Meals Fun with The Family Dinner Project
47:08

Stephanie chats with Brianne DeRosa from The Family Dinner Project about practical strategies for overcoming common barriers to family meals. They help you work through challenges with picky eaters, having a limited time and budget, different schedules, and wiggly toddlers.  They also discuss considerations for military families and single parents, along with real life tips to navigate technology and screens at meals. You’ll walk away from this episode feeling heard and with simple tools to put into action right away.

Interested in trying Vital Farms new pasture-raised squeezable ghee? Look for Vital Farms ghee in a squeeze bottle exclusively at Whole Foods Market in Original and Himalayan Pink Salt and visit vitalfarms.com/ghee for a chance to win a year's supply of Vital Farms ghee for FREE.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • What the research says about the importance of family meals
  • What defines a family meal. (Hint: it’s not what you think!
  • Practical ways to overcome the most common barriers to family meals
  • How to make mealtime feel less intimidating
  • Fun dinnertime activities you can do with your kids, at all ages
  • Ways to thoughtfully use technology at the dinner table and ways to reduce screentime

Show Notes:

Brianne DeRosa, MFA, is the Content Manager for The Family Dinner Project and co-author of Eat, Laugh, Talk: The Family Dinner Playbook. As a freelance writer and consultant to nonprofit organizations, she has spent over a decade working in communications, program development and creative initiatives. Bri runs her own food blog, Red, Round or Green and has contributed to the Cooking with Trader Joe’s: Easy Lunchboxes cookbook as well as the Cooking Light Dinnertime Survival Guide. She has also written for numerous outlets including Motherwell Magazine, Yahoo! Parenting, HandPicked Nation, KidsNation Magazine, Real Mom Nutrition and The Lunch Tray. Bri has the opportunity to practice her family dinner skills every day with her husband and two young sons. 

About The Family Dinner Project:

The Family Dinner Project, a nonprofit initiative started in 2010, champions family dinner as an opportunity for family members to connect with each other through food, fun and conversation about things that matter.  More than 20 years of scientific research shows “why” family mealtimes are so important. The Family Dinner Project provides the “how” for today’s busy families.

 

Our team members have come from varied personal and professional backgrounds. We are parents and non-parents, and our ages range from “young professional” to “Medicare-eligible.”  Our collective professional experience includes education, family therapy, research, food, social work, marketing and communication. With nonprofit partners and local champions, The Family Dinner Project team works online and at community events to help families increase the frequency, meaning and long-term benefits of their shared meals.  We are based in Boston at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Psychiatry Academy. 

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Jan 14, 2020
#167: Raising Adventurous Eaters with Misha and Vicki Collins
48:26

Stephanie chats with Misha Collins from the hit TV show Supernatural and his wife, journalist, and historian Vicki Collins about their new book, The Adventurous Eater’s Club. They discuss how grounding family meals are for kids, struggles many parents face when trying to introduce healthy food and provide practical tips to reduce mealtime battles. They share how to welcome kids into the kitchen by inviting them to become adventurous cooks and lifelong food lovers.

Interested in trying Vital Farms new pasture-raised squeezable ghee? Look for Vital Farms ghee in a squeeze bottle exclusively at Whole Foods Market in Original and Himalayan Pink Salt and visit vitalfarms.com/ghee for a chance to win a year's supply of Vital Farms ghee for FREE.

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Topics Discussed:

  • How even without a home, Misha always had a family dinner
  • What happened when Misha and Vicki let their kids take the lead with food
  • What cooking looks like when young kids take the lead
  • The importance of creating your own family food guidelines
  • Fun recipe ideas you can try at home 
  • What Misha and Viciki want parents to know who are feeling frustrated with mealtime

Show Notes:

Misha Collins is known for starring in the longest running genre TV show, Supernatural, and his unique activism. His first book, The Adventurous Eaters Club, chronicles his family's adventures in food and their journey from stressful meals to joyful, healthy food.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Jan 07, 2020
#166: Creating Your Dream 2020
50:43

Stephanie and Dr. Elana walk you through their version of New Years’ goal setting to help you paint a clearer picture of what 2020 can bring for you and your family. Even if you’re not into goal setting, you’ll enjoy their unique approach that helps you prioritize what matters to you and do LESS. They share their personal intentions for 2020 and tips to help you design your dream 2020.

Interested in trying Vital Farms new pasture-raised squeezable ghee? Look for Vital Farms ghee in a squeeze bottle exclusively at Whole Foods Market in Original and Himalayan Pink Salt and visit vitalfarms.com/ghee for a chance to win a year's supply of Vital Farms ghee for FREE.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • What’s on Steph and Dr. Elana’s minds as they wrap up 2019
  • Their unique strategy for goal setting
  • Why vision boards are so powerful
  • Key themes they’re focusing on for 2020
  • Why finding your “why” isn’t always enough
  • The key characteristic of successful goal setters 

Show Notes:

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Dec 31, 2019
#165: Going Past Your Due Date–Dr. Elana's 2nd Birth Story
57:09

Today Dr. Elana shares her birth story which, as most birth stories end up, didn’t go exactly “according to plan.” We talk about going past your due date and why she felt comfortable and confident even as she approached 42 weeks. Dr. Elana also shares how different this postpartum experience has been from her first, how she set herself up for success and how she’s navigating current breastfeeding challenges, something she didn’t experience after her first.  

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Topics Discussed:

  • Concerns about going past your due date
  • How to stay calm and trust your gut when others are fearful
  • Ways to keep yourself busy while “waiting on baby”
  • Elana’s birth story
  • Breastfeeding challenges before/after tongue, lip, and buccal tie revision
  • Strategies to support physical and emotional healing postpartum

Show Notes:

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Dec 24, 2019
#164: Holistic Dental Health with Trina Felber
01:05:25

Stephanie interviews Trina Felber about dental health for mamas and their littles. They discuss why dental health matters during pregnancy, why your oral microbiome is key to preventing cavities, how health actually starts in your mouth (instead of your gut), and what to look for in a toothpaste.

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Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Why dental health matters during pregnancy
  • Our oral microbiome: what it is, why it matters, and how to support it
  • Holistic treatments for dental health
  • What to look for in a toothpaste
  • Considerations for fluoride supplementation

Show Notes:

Trina Felber is the Creator and CEO of Primal Life Organics, a premier, all-natural skin and dental care company that focuses on microbiome and oral health as the gateway to internal health. She believes that the antiseptic products we use in our mouths and on our skin, are doing more harm than good!

After more than 25 years as a registered nurse, Trina has transitioned into a Natural Oral and Skincare Wellness expert. She is the best-selling author of Beauty’s Dirty Secret and believes Balance Builds Beauty when it comes to health. Trina created natural products to biohack your dental health for stronger, cleaner, whiter teeth and improved overall health. 

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Dec 17, 2019
#163: Podcast Recap–Postpartum Hormones and Restoring your Cycle
52:09

Today Steph and Dr. Elana recap the episodes on Postpartum Hormones with Dr. Brooke and Restoring Your Cycle with Zesty Ginger. In the recap on restoring your cycle, they share their personal experience with getting their cycle back after baby, things to consider if you’re concerned you haven’t gotten your cycle back, and how to reduce burnout by working with your cycle. In the recap on postpartum hormones, they discuss how specific hormones and play a role in postpartum recovery and focus on the two we can control the most, cortisol and insulin. Learn ways to balance both successfully!

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Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • How Steph and Dr. Elana restored their cycle after babies
  • Considerations for mamas who haven’t gotten their period back
  • How to reduce burnout by working with your cycle
  • What main hormones we recommend getting tested during the postpartum time and why
  • How cortisol and insulin are the two main hormones to focus on the most and why
  • What stress reducing techniques they use to support cortisol 
  • Actional takeaways and tips to balance blood sugar and keep your insulin hormone levels optimal 

Show Notes:

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Dec 10, 2019
#162: Balancing Postpartum Hormones with Dr. Brooke
01:02:06

Stephanie chats with Dr. Brooke, ND about postpartum hormones. They answer your questions about ways to navigate significant hormonal changes during early postpartum, functional medicine approaches to hormonal balance in mamas, how to work with your doctor to get quality care, and the two most important things to focus on when it comes to balancing postpartum hormones. 

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Topics Discussed:

  • Common postpartum hormonal imbalances 
  • Ways to identify imbalances
  • The two most important things mamas can do to support hormones
  • Foods and supplements to support postpartum hormones
  • Myths about breastfeeding and weight loss

Show Notes:

A licensed Naturopathic (ND) and Functional Medicine doctor, Dr. Brooke attended Seattle, Washington’s Bastyr University, where she earned a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Masters in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Dr. Brooke’s postdoctoral training in women’s health and functional endocrinology as well as her personal battle with PCOS led her to specialize in female hormone issues including menopause, hypothyroidism (including Hashimoto’s), autoimmunity and endometriosis and of course, PCOS.

She helps women reset their hormones, their heads, and their habits, so they can finally feel at home in their bodies. She is also the co-host of the Sarah & Dr. Brooke Show and co-author of Hangry: Balance Your Hormones and Rediscover Your Joy In Five Simple Steps (St Martin’s Press, June 2019).

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Dec 03, 2019
#161: Four Phase Approach to Restore your Cycle Postpartum with Zesty Ginger
56:31

Today Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Alex Golden, MD and Megan Blacksmith, Nurse Practitioner, owners of Zesty Ginger. They are passionate about helping women naturally balance their hormones. Dr. Alex and Megan team up share how we can optimize our cycles by following their four phase approach, even if you don't have your period back postpartum. You may be nursing with no signs of your cycle, or maybe you just got your period back and are feeling a bit off. This episode dives deep into teaching you the different phases of your cycle, what you can expect during each phase, and how to optimize your hormones and get to feeling better.

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Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • How to work with your body’s natural hormone phases before, during or after baby 
  • What the four phase approach is and it can help balance hormones
  • What emotions to expect during the four phases and how to use them to your advantage
  • Support for moms who haven’t had their cycle back postpartum
  • When you can expect your cycle to return postpartum and how to nourish this transition
  • Support for moms who have new difficulties with their cycle postpartum

Show Notes:

Dr. Alex Golden (M.D.) and Megan Blacksmith (Health Coach & Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner) of Zesty Ginger work with pre-menopausal women in an online group format.  We focus on balancing hormones and supporting detoxification by teaching women to use the phases of their menstrual cycles to their advantage.  

The natural ebb and flow that happens to our hormones, organ systems, and bodies overall as women is there to renew and strengthen us. When we work with the natural cycles of our bodies, we allow ourselves to heal and recover on a level that few of us ever reach when we operate within the “rules” of the hectic modern world. Even the alternative medicine world has lost its connection to how the female body operates. Most protocols and health programs out there show no regard for the cycles that govern the flow of our bodies as women. By focusing on different activities, elixirs, foods and rituals each week of your cycle we can help the body to detoxify naturally.

They are the founders of the PMS Project and Healthy Hormones group as well as hosts of the 4 Phase Cycle Podcast. 

To learn more, follow them on Instagram @zesty_ginger where they share tips for optimizing your cycle & hormones, naturally supporting detoxification and upgrading your food, products and mindset!

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Nov 26, 2019
#160: Podcast Recap–Pediatric OT with Dr. Stephanie Drummond
43:32

Stephanie and Dr. Elana recap the interview with Dr. Stephanie Drummond about pediatric occupational therapy. They break down just how complex feeding is to help reduce mom guilt surrounding feeding challenges. They offer fun, simple ways to increase sensory input when your littles are young to help them navigate their world. They also share key takeaways and things they’ll implement with their kids after listening to the gems in the interview with Dr. Drummond.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Taking the guilt out of feeding struggles
  • Creating a sense of safety around food
  • Fun, easy strategies to help littles navigate sensory input
  • Key takeaways and things they’ll implement with their kids

Show Notes:

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Nov 19, 2019
#159: Pediatric OT with Dr. Stephanie Drummond
53:30

Today Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Stephanie Drummond, a pediatric Occupational Therapist and owner of San Diego Occupational Therapy. She specializes in feeding issues along with sensory processing disorder. If you don’t know how occupational therapy can benefit kids this is an episode you don’t want to miss! Dr. Drummond shares which types of children can benefit from this therapy, how to look for a therapist in your area along with helpful tips that will benefit every child.

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Topics Discussed:

  • What is Occupational Therapy (OT) and how can it benefit any child?
  • What signs to look for in your child to know if OT may be needed
  • What is Sensory Processing Disorder?
  • How OT’s can help with feeding issues and picky eating
  • How food pouches, messy eating, and chewing with your mouth open impact feeding
  • The importance of high chair stability while eating
  • Why core strength is so important
  • What is W sitting?

Show Notes:

Dr. Stephanie Drummond is a pediatric occupational therapist with over twenty-three years of education, training, and experience within the field of pediatric occupational therapy.  Dr. Drummond graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California.  

Dr. Drummond completed intensive sensory integration training through the University of Southern California, and managed the University of Southern California’s Lifestyle Redesign Program and the Faculty Practice.  Dr. Drummond has received certification to administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT), Integrative Listening System, Interactive Metronome, Therapeutic Listening, and The Listening Program. She has completed courses in Handwriting Without Tears, First Strokes, Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing, Brain Gym, Floor Time, Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT), Reflex Integration, Zones of Regulation, and the Alert Program. She has lectured and given courses on sensory integration, feeding, handwriting readiness and intervention, and has presented to the Occupational Therapy Association of California. She has extensive training with feeding difficulties and sensory based feeding disorders with infants and children, and worked at Toomey & Associates feeding clinic located at the STAR Center in Denver, CO.  Dr. Drummond holds the CBOT Advanced Practice Certification in Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation or Intervention.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Nov 12, 2019
#158: Healing the Mother Wound with Crystal Clancy, LMFT
01:02:52

Stephanie chats with Crystal Clancy, LMFT, about how your relationship with your mother can impact your own mothering process. We discuss how this “mother wound” often manifests after your baby is born, how it impacts your thoughts and beliefs around yourself and your parenting, and what you can do starting the healing process.

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Topics Discussed:

  • What is the “mother wound” and “father wound”
  • How this can impact our thoughts and beliefs about parenting
  • How this can influence our behaviors as parents
  • How to heal from the “mother/father wound”
  • Considerations for including parents during labor, delivery, and early postpartum
  • How to break the cycle and empower our children

Show Notes:

Crystal Clancy, LMFT, has a private practice specializing in perinatal mental health. She is one of the founding members of Pregnancy and Postpartum Support MN, which is the Minnesota State Chapter of PSI. She has been a PSI State Coordinator for 5 years. She is married and the mother of a son and a daughter.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Nov 05, 2019
#157: Podcast Recap–Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness
43:59

Today Steph and Dr. Elana recap the episodes on perinatal loss for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Lindsay Wimmer spoke from a mother’s perspective in Episode 155, and Dr. Brandon Eddy shared from a father’s perspective in Episode 156. Both of these interviews contained insights to help any parent who has either experienced a perinatal loss or who may be having a challenging time during postpartum.

In this podcast recap, Steph and Dr. Elana share their own advice on how to help cope with loss, remind you of appropriate (and inappropriate) language to when trying to support a friend navigating loss, and share takeaways that will benefit parents and those supporting them during these challenging times. 

We’d like to say a special thank you to today’s podcast partner: Rasa. Rasa's coffee alternatives contain no common allergens, no fillers, & no BS. Perk up + chill out at the same time with their organic, adaptogen-packed herbal blends. Use code WHOLEMAMAS for a one-time discount of  20% off your entire purchase at wearerasa.com.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Personal stories of how we grieve through our own family losses 
  • What language to use and what to avoid when speaking with friends who have experienced perinatal loss
  • What bereavement doulas are and how to find one
  • How husbands play a role in the grieving process
  • The 6 themes of what it’s like to experience Postpartum Depression as a father

Show Notes:

 

 

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Oct 29, 2019
156: Depression in Dads with Dr. Brandon Eddy
52:28

Stephanie speaks with Dr. Brandon Eddy. Dr. Eddy has a Ph.D in couple, marriage, and family therapy. They discuss his research on postpartum depression, miscarriage, infertility and loss from a father’s perspective. Dr. Eddy helps us understand what the transition to parenthood is like for fathers and the impact postpartum depression and loss can have on relationships. 

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Topics Discussed:

  • Causes of depression and anxiety in fathers
  • What grief, loss, and depression looks like in dads
  • Navigating hidden sources of trauma 
  • Gender roles regarding men’s mental health
  • How to help men experiencing grief and loss
  • What to do if your partner refuses to get help

Show Notes:

Bio: 

Dr. Brandon Eddy is an assistant professor in the Couple and Family Program in the School of Medicine at UNLV. He received his Ph.D in Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University. Dr. Eddy's research agenda focuses on postpartum depression, miscarriage, infertility, and fatherhood. Dr. Eddy has published multiple journal articles and has presented at international, national, and local conferences.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Oct 22, 2019
#155: Perinatal Loss and Pregnancy After Loss with Lindsey Wimmer of Star Legacy Foundation
01:02:44

Stephanie speaks with Lindsey Wimmer from the Star Legacy Foundation about perinatal loss and pregnancy after loss. Lindsey is a pediatric nurse practitioner certified in Perinatal Loss Care. She lectures throughout the US on loss, specifically about opportunities to improve stillbirth prevention and care. Perinatal loss is devastating, and families often struggle to talk about it and get the support they need. This episode provides resources for families, including ideas for honoring your baby and how to talk to others about your loss. A word of caution, this episode may be triggering if you’re currently pregnant or have experienced loss.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Recognizing different types of loss
  • Ways to communicate about your loss
  • Ideas for honoring and remembering your baby
  • How to find support when navigating loss and pregnancy after loss
  • How to support a friend navigating loss

Show Notes:

Lindsey Wimmer is the Executive Director of Star Legacy Foundation.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from St Catherine University and a Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.  She is a pediatric nurse practitioner and has taught pediatrics, public health, obstetrics, and nursing leadership for nursing students. Her clinical experience includes primary care and emergency care settings.  Ms. Wimmer is certified in Perinatal Loss Care and lectures throughout the United States on opportunities to improve stillbirth prevention and care.   

The Star Legacy Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing pregnancy loss and neonatal death and improving care for families who experience such tragedies.  It’s a community of families, health professionals, researchers, policy makers, and individuals dedicated to helping every pregnancy have a happy ending.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Oct 15, 2019
#154: Podcast Recap–Infertility Mindset Coaching with Rosanne Austin
45:05

Today Steph and Dr. Elana recap the interview with Rosanne Austin, a leading mindset coach for women in the midst of infertility. They discuss the importance of mindset when it comes to conceiving, how to slow down instead of speeding up for optimal outcomes, the importance of building a “bump squad,” and how to navigate fertility psychosis–when your entire life revolves around conceiving. 

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Topics Discussed:

  • Why mindset matters when it comes to conceiving
  • Common struggles of people with Type A personalities
  • Shifting from a “masculine” to a more “feminine” approach
  • Overcoming information overload
  • What to do when your life becomes revolved around conceiving

Show Notes:

 

 

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Oct 08, 2019
#153: Infertility Mindset Coaching with Rosanne Austin
57:38

Today Dr. Elana interviews Rosanne Austin, a leading mindset coach for women ready to end their struggle with fertility. Rosanne shares her personal struggles trying to conceive and how she successfully got pregnant at age 43. She thought she had tried everything until she realized the power of mindset and took a deep look at that. On today’s episode, Rosanne walks us through how she helps coach clients in similar positions and offers takeaways for anyone who is personally struggling with infertility. She also shares ways to support friends walking through infertility.

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Topics Discussed:

  • How mindset plays a huge role in fertility
  • Common causes of infertility and how a coach can help
  • Personal stories of “fertility psychosis” and what this can do to women and relationships
  • Key tools to help transform someone's mindset in order to make their miracle baby
  • How to keep sex fun during infertility struggles
  • Healing from miscarriage and feeling confident with your next pregnancy
  • Supporting friends who struggle with infertility

Show Notes:

Rosanne Austin, JD, PCC, received her coaching training from Coaches Training Institute, in San Rafael, California. She is certified by and a member of the International Coach Federation, which is the leader in professional training, standards, and ethics for coaching professionals. Rosanne is also a proud member of California State Bar. Rosanne received her Juris Doctorate from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where she was on the Dean’s List and received the Witkin Award in Expert and Scientific Evidence. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from San Francisco State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude.

Rosanne's professional background has given her the honor and opportunity to directly impact thousands of people’s lives, at a time when they were vulnerable, fearful, heartbroken, and at a crossroads.

Rosanne is also a featured blogger on fertilityauthority.com, Circle + Bloom, Heartfelt Egg Donation, and can be heard on the Fertility Revolution Podcast, as well as her own podcast, The Love Your Journey Podcast.

Rosanne gives back by serving organizations committed to providing resources to survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking, as well as her local Humane Society for the Protection of Animals.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Oct 01, 2019
#152: Podcast Recap–Getting Back Into Fitness with Mind Pump
48:48

Today Steph and Dr. Elana recap last week’s episode about misconceptions when it comes to getting back into fitness after you’ve taken time off. Steph and Elana share their current personal exercise routines. They discuss how exercise has shifted through the seasons of motherhood. They offer support and guidance so you can find a fitness groove that works for your body, increases your mental clarity, and ultimately makes you happy!  

We’d like to say a special thank you to today’s podcast partner: Tessemae’s. Tessemae’s is  flavor-forward, organic fresh food company that makes clean label dressings, marinades, condiments, salad kits, and single-serve pouches with uncompromised ingredients of the highest quality.  Use code WHOLEMAMAS15 for 15% off your entire purchase at Tessemaes.com, now through September 30, 2019.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Steph’s fitness routine and how that has changed with now having two kids
  • Dr. Elana’s fitness routine being pregnant with a toddler
  • How slowing down and being consistent will get you to your fitness goals 
  • Expectations moms should have when it comes to fitness 
  • Tips on a sustainable long term fitness plan
  • Habits to help you find success

Show Notes:

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Sep 24, 2019
#151: Getting Back Into Fitness with Mind Pump
49:28

Today Steph interviews the hosts of Mind Pump about misconceptions when it comes to getting back into fitness after you’ve taken time off. The hosts (Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer and Justin Andrews) have over 40 years of combined fitness experience working with various populations including pregnant and postpartum women. They understand common pain points individuals have when it comes to fitness and share how to overcome these barriers so you can get started on a plan that’s safe and effective.

We’d like to say a special thank you to today’s podcast partner: Tessemae’s. Tessemae’s is  flavor-forward, organic fresh food company that makes clean label dressings, marinades, condiments, salad kits, and single-serve pouches with uncompromised ingredients of the highest quality.  Use code WHOLEMAMAS15 for 15% off your entire purchase at Tessemaes.com, now through September 30, 2019.

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Topics Discussed:

  • How to get started on a fitness plan
  • How to pick a fitness program that’s right for you
  • Pros/cons/considerations for at home workouts
  • Common fitness mistakes
  • Habits of successful clients

Show Notes:

Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer and Justin Andrews have over 40 years of combined fitness experience as personal trainers, club managers, IFBB fitness competitors and fitness thought leaders. Sal, Adam, Justin and Doug got fed up with the industry marketing to individual’s insecurities and profiting without any regard for results. They came together and created Mind Pump as a platform to shed the light of truth on health, fitness and a host of other wellness topics. 

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Sep 17, 2019
#150: Podcast Recap–Raising Body Confident Kids with Dana Suchow
47:51

Today Steph and Dr. Elana recap the interview with Dana Suchow on the topic of  preventing eating disorders and raising body confident kids. They discuss signs/symptoms of disordered eating parents can be on the lookout for. They also share how to navigate compliments on your child’s appearance and how to build your child’s self-love armor to protect them from criticism or bullying.

We’d like to say a special thank you to today’s podcast partner: Tessemae’s. Tessemae’s is  flavor-forward, organic fresh food company that makes clean label dressings, marinades, condiments, salad kits, and single-serve pouches with uncompromised ingredients of the highest quality.  Use code WHOLEMAMAS15 for 15% off your entire purchase at Tessemaes.com, now through September 30, 2019.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Steph and Dr. Elana’s takeaways from the interview and personal experiences with disordered eating
  • Signs to look for that may signal disordered eating in kids
  • How childhood interactions can lead to issues later in life
  • How to build your child’s self-love armor
  • Navigating compliments other adults give your kids
  • Being mindful of how we talk about our own bodies or how we talk to other adults about image

Show Notes:

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Sep 10, 2019
#149: Raising Body Confident Kids with Dana Suchow
01:01:48

Today Dr. Elana interviews Dana Suchow, speaker, educator and coach on preventing eating disorders and raising body confident kids. Dana offers a nonclinical and holistic approach to parents, teachers and caregivers so they are equipped with tools. In this interview she shares ways you can encourage healthy body image for your children to help prevent eating disorders from arising. 

We’d like to say a special thank you to today’s podcast partner, Tessemae’s. Tessemae’s is  flavor-forward, organic fresh food company that makes clean label dressings, marinades, condiments, salad kits, and single-serve pouches with uncompromised ingredients of the highest quality.  Use code WHOLEMAMAS15 for 15% off your entire purchase at Tessemaes.com, now through September 30, 2019.

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Topics Discussed:

  • The importance of raising body confident children
  • How the language we use can impact our children’s body image
  • The prevalence of eating disorders and what we can do as parents to prevent them
  • What signs to look for in a child who may be heading toward an eating disorder
  • How to navigate bullying or peer pressure around body image
  • Resources for parents who suspect an eating disorder in their child

Show Notes:

Dana Suchow is an award-winning speaker, educator and coach. Since overcoming Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder and exercise compulsion, Dana Suchow has become an expert in the field of body image and eating disorder prevention. Offering a nonclinical and holistic approach, Dana gives parents, teachers and caregivers the tools they need to prevent eating disorders in kids before they start! Learn more at www.DanaSuchow.com  For free daily tools and help, follow Dana on Instagram: @DanaSuchow!

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Sep 03, 2019
#148: Easy Family Meals with Nadine Rich of Teton Waters Ranch
51:57

Stephanie chats with Nadine Rich of Teton Waters Ranch to discuss strategies for getting healthy meals on the table in no time flat. Nadine is a busy mama of three, works full-time, and recently completed a #breastfeedingWhole30. She shares her favorite #breastfeedingWhole30 non-scale victories (#NSV) and best tips for keeping milk supply strong! They also talk about the importance of choosing quality animal protein and explore concepts like regenerative agriculture and animal welfare. If you’re on a budget, you’ll love the tips for keeping costs down so it’s more accessible. 

Special thanks to Teton Waters Ranch for sponsoring this episode.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Whole family meal solutions for busy moms
  • Tips for #breastfeedingWhole30
  • How to purchase grass-fed meat while on a budget
  • Teton Waters Ranch commitment to being better for you, the planet, and the animals
  • How to understand labels so you get what you pay for
  • Benefits of plant-based burgers blends (mushrooms + beef)

Show Notes:

Nadine Rich is currently the Director of Marketing at Teton Waters Ranch, a marketer of 100% grass-fed and finished beef products. A dynamo in her field, Nadine has 18 years of experience growing household brands, with an innate talent for creating and launching innovative new food products. Prior to her role at Teton Waters Ranch, Nadine served as Vice President of Marketing for a disruptive, healthy vending start-up. She previously led teams at Tyson Foods and Kraft, innovating products for Hillshire, Jimmy Dean and Jell-O. Originally from Philly, Nadine now lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband James and three little ones – Harlan, Adeline and Nora. She enjoys running, baking, hiking and yoga, and is working hard to master the art of traveling with young children.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Aug 27, 2019
#147: Podcast Recap-Raising Healthy Eaters and Breastfeeding At Work
49:19

Steph and Dr. Elana recap the interviews with Robin Kaplan and Jill Castle about going back to work while breastfeeding and raising healthy eaters. They share how they implement boundaries and structure around meals, how they approach mealtime food battles and their take on snacking. They also share tips for talking to your employer about your rights as a nursing mama and provide strategies for reducing anxiety with this transition. 

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Topics Discussed:

  • A ‘day in the life’ of feeding their kids
  • How they implement boundaries and structure around meals
  • Their favorite bedtime snacks
  • Elana’s plan for going back to work while nursing
  • How to reduce anxiety when going back to work
  • Tips for having an effective conversation with your employer

Show Notes:

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Aug 20, 2019
#146: Raising Healthy Eaters with Jill Castle
58:08

Today Dr. Elana interviews Jill Castle, one of the nation’s premier childhood nutrition experts. We explore the “love with limits” approach to feeding kids and discuss the most common feeding mistakes that often undermine success in raising healthy eaters. Jill shares an important and encouraging perspective about raising healthy eaters that all parents need to hear. 

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Topics Discussed:

  • Jill’s personal feeding philosophy as a mom of 4
  • How modeling a healthy lifestyle impacts your kids
  • Classic “mistakes” in feeding children
  • Specific tips for parents of picky eaters and children with sensory processing disorder
  • Jill’s tips for a meal and snack schedule
  • Tips for how to have conversations with other adults who are feeding your children

Show Notes:

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

 

Aug 13, 2019
#145: Going Back to Work While Breastfeeding with Robin Kaplan IBCLC
01:02:16

Dr. Elana interviews Robin Kaplan, IBCLC about the emotional side of returning to work as a breastfeeding mama and how preparation can make all the difference to reduce anxiety and stress. They cover topics such as a parent’s rights while pumping at work, how to build a freezer stash, and what to do if baby won’t take the bottle. If you are a breastfeeding mama planning to go back to work soon, listen to this episode to get resources and support.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Reducing anxiety and stress going back to work as a nursing mama
  • Your rights in your workplace and busting pumping myths
  • Building a freezer stash
  • Avoiding low milk supply
  • How to ensure baby will take a bottle while you are away at work
  • Resources and ongoing support for working mamas

Show Notes:

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Aug 06, 2019
#144: Med School for Moms
49:20

Steph interviews Dr. Elana about her brand new program, Med School for Moms! Dr. Elana is passionate about teaching moms how to safely be a Doctor Mom. Dr. Elana shares about working with many anxious mothers over her years as a doctor. We all want the very best for our kids but may not always know what to do when our child gets sick. Dr. Elana shares insights to help transform worry into confidence along with tips any mom can benefit from. All kids will inevitably get sick, so you want to be prepared with safe tools and tips for staying calm. Listen and take your first step to being a Doctor Mom! For Whole Mamas Podcast listeners who would like to join Med School for Moms, take 15% off of any guidebook or course using code WHOLEMAMASPODCAST through 8/30/19. 

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Topics Discussed:

  • Why Dr. Elana created Med School for Moms
  • What moms need to know about taking care of their child when sick
  • What a “Doctor Mom” is and why every mom has the potential to be their own best Doctor Mom for their child!
  • 3 things happen when mom starts to worry while her child is sick
  • How to know when it is time to visit the doctor versus when it is safe to treat your child from home
  • Some safe tools you can  use on your kiddos 
  • What Doctor Moms need to do to master their skills
  • A discount offer special for Whole Mamas listeners!

Show Notes:

 

 

 

Dr. Elana Roumell is a Naturopathic Doctor with a passion for pediatrics. She founded Nourish Medical Center in San Diego, CA in 2014, providing holistic care in person or virtually to both pediatrics and pregnant moms. She is also the founder of Med School for Moms where she teaches moms how to safely be a Doctor Mom!

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Jul 30, 2019
#143: Podcast Recap–Setting Boundaries and Play Based Therapy
59:21

Steph and Dr. Elana recap episode 140 (Setting Boundaries to Reduce Burnout with Nedra Glover Tawwab MSW, LCSW) and episode 141 (Play Based Therapy for Kids with Jillian Kelly-Wavering MSSW, LCSW, RPT). This episode highlights key takeaways from the episodes and Steph and Dr. Elana share personal stories of how they effectively use some of these tools in their own relationships with their kids and partners.

We’d like to say a special thank you to today’s Podcast Partner: Four Sigmatic, a natural superfood company that specializes in mushroom-based drinks that benefit immunity, energy, and longevity. Get 15% off your order on their website with the code WHOLEMAMAS.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • How Steph’s boundaries and needs changed when she went from 1 to 2 children
  • How Dr. Elana communicates her boundaries/needs with her husband effectively 
  • What Steph does to continuously practice expressing her needs
  • Ways to effectively communicate boundaries in a compassionate way
  • What play therapy looks like in our homes
  • Tips on staying calm during tantrums 
  • Why play therapy is especially important after kids go through trauma. Dr. Elana shares her personal story of a traumatic experience as a child. 

Show Notes:

 

 

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Jul 23, 2019
#142: DHA Testing with OmegaQuant
52:44

Dr. Elana interviews Kristina Harris Jackson from OmegaQuant, a company that specializes in Omega-3 testing. These beneficial fats are known as Essential Fatty Acids because your body cannot produce them on its own so they must come from your diet. This episode takes a deep dive into the science behind DHA, one of the essential fatty acids. Did you know that some research suggests that low levels of DHA can increase preterm births by 42%? Learn more about the importance of DHA during pregnancy and postpartum, how to test your levels, whether you should supplement, and what foods you can eat to boost your DHA levels. 

We’d like to say a special thank you to today’s sponsor, OmegaQuant. OmegaQuant is offering our listeners 10% off ANY home test kits when you enter code WHOLEMAMAS10 at check out through October 15th, 2019.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • The importance of DHA for pregnant and nursing women
  • Prenatal DHA testing and testing levels in mother’s milk
  • Why testing blood levels of DHA is recommended versus just taking the standard 200 mg/d DHA for pregnant women
  • Trusting the results from an at-home test kit
  • Safe levels of DHA during pregnancy, and the possible risks of high or low levels
  • Best forms of DHA as supplements and also as food sources
  • Is farmed salmon really safe to eat? Maybe so!

Show Notes:

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Jul 16, 2019
#141: Play based therapy for kids with Jillian Kelly-Wavering, MSSW, LCSW, RPT
01:01:08

Stephanie chats with Jillian Kelly-Wavering, MSSW, LCSW, RPT about play based therapy for kids. She explains what attachment-oriented play therapy is and how it can help create healthy routines, rituals, and even be used for early childhood trauma. Jillian also shares how parents can help their kids with homework without it causing a ton of stress, tension, and frustration. You’ll learn how important play, exploration, and connection is key for early childhood development.

We’d like to say a special thank you to today’s Podcast Partner: Four Sigmatic, a natural superfood company that specializes in mushroom-based drinks that benefit immunity, energy, and longevity. Get 15% off your order on their website with the code WHOLEMAMAS.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • What play-based therapy is and what it looks like
  • Creating daily playful rituals and routines to support development
  • Understanding and navigating tantrums
  • Developmental changes at different ages
  • Considerations for overscheduling
  • Tips for helping kids with homework 

Show Notes:

Jillian is a psychotherapist working with children (age 3-10) and their families. Prior to opening her practice, Asheville Child Therapy PLLC, in North Carolina, she worked in community mental health centers with at-risk children in the south Bronx in New York City for nearly a decade. Jillian's education and advanced training includes a Master's degree from Columbia University School of Social Work, completion of a fellowship with the National Health Service Corps, certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT), and completion of post-graduate training to become a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). 

She is a graduate of the Association for Play Therapy’s Leadership Academy and she has served as a Board Director and Vice President of the New York Association for Play Therapy. Jillian has taught as an Adjunct Lecturer on the topics of Play Therapy, Trauma, and Resilience, has co-authored several publications including Dear Mr. Leprechaun: Nurturing Resilience in Children Facing Loss and Grief; Play Therapy with Children Facing Medical Challenges; The Use of Puppets in Psychodynamic Play Therapy. She is a frequent presenter in the topics of Play and Expressive Arts Therapies nationally, and recently internationally! Most importantly, Jillian respects and delights in the work of accompanying children on their journeys through hard times: from expressing big feelings, to uncovering bravery, setting healthy boundaries, and ultimately healing.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Jul 09, 2019
#140: Setting Boundaries to Reduce Burnout with Nedra Glover Tawwab, MSW, LCSW
01:01:13

Stephanie chats with Nedra Glover Tawwab MSW, LCSW about setting healthy boundaries to reduce burn out. They discuss how to be more assertive, why being passive aggressive isn’t the answer, and why being proactive during pregnancy leads to a smoother postpartum. You’ll learn how to ask for help to get your needs met, reduce tension in your relationships, and navigate tricky situations with extended family. You’ll see yourself in one of the many scenarios discussed in this podcast and walk away with tools you can put into action immediately to better nurture yourself and your relationships.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • How being proactive during pregnancy leads to a smoother postpartum
  • Common sources of tension in relationships

 

  • Getting to the root your passive aggressiveness
  • Becoming comfortable with direct communication
  • Navigating anxious-attachment as a mom
  • How to set healthy boundaries
  • Setting realistic expectations

Show Notes:

Nedra Glover Tawwab is licensed as a clinical social worker in North Carolina. In Charlotte, NC, she founded Kaleidoscope Counseling, a group counseling practice, in 2011. Nedra's niche is helping people create healthy relationships by improving their boundaries, learning to be assertive, and by being authentic. Nedra's passion for mental health and healthy relationships is reflected on social media, and in local and national media outlets. Nedra has a certificate of completion in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders from Postpartum Support International. Additionally, she has advanced training in working with adults with childhood emotional neglect and couples. 

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Jul 02, 2019
#139: Recap of Navigating the NICU
52:08

Steph and Dr. Elana recap this month’s episodes on navigating the NICU. They share key takeaways from each episode and remind mamas of the essential tools they have to help them get through this challenging time.  Whether you are currently a mama experiencing the NICU or have a friend you want to support, this episode will help equip you with what you need to transform one of the hardest experiences any mama can go through into hope and reassurance that you can get through this. We are here to support you mamas through any season of motherhood.

We’d like to say a special thank you to today’s Podcast Partner: Four Sigmatic, a natural superfood company that specializes in mushroom-based drinks that benefit immunity, energy, and longevity. Get 15% off your order on their website with the code WHOLEMAMAS.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Tips to navigate nutrition while in the NICU
  • How to best communicate with doctors so you are getting the support you need
  • Getting mom’s needs met during a NICU stay
  • Support groups during the NICU
  • Mind body therapy to heal from the NICU
  • A mom’s dream team during and after a NICU stay

Show Notes:

 

 

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Jun 25, 2019
#138: Healthy High-Risk Pregnancy with Parijat Deshpande
53:06

Stephanie interviews Parijat Deshpande, leading high-risk pregnancy expert, about mental health and high-risk pregnancies. They discuss how you can turn off the chronic stress response and heal from pregnancy and birth trauma. Stephanie and Parijat also discuss what to do if you’ve experienced trauma and getting pregnant again feels scary. Parijat has a calm, positive outlook on a topic that is incredibly important and often overlooked. This is a must listen for anyone who has experienced trauma or wants to support someone in their life that may be suffering.

We’d like to say a special thank you to today’s Podcast Partner: Four Sigmatic, a natural superfood company that specializes in mushroom-based drinks that benefit immunity, energy, and longevity. Get 15% off your order on their website with the code WHOLEMAMAS.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • How Parijat’s high-risk pregnancy sparked her passion for helping moms
  • The real definition of trauma
  • Signs you’re experiencing trauma
  • How to start healing from trauma
  • How to build a postpartum dream team
  • Making the decision to use medication
  • What to do when getting pregnant again feels scary
  • Reassurance and resources

Show Notes:

 

 

Parijat Deshpande is the leading high-risk pregnancy expert, mind-body health specialist, speaker and author who guides women to manage their pregnancy complications so they can give their baby a strong start to life. Her unique approach has served hundreds of women to manage pregnancy complications and reclaim a safety and trust in their bodies that they thought was eroded forever.

Parijat is the author of bestselling book Pregnancy Brain: A Mind-Body Approach to Stress Management During a High-Risk Pregnancy. She is also the host of the popular podcast Delivering Miracles®, that discusses the real, raw side of family-building including infertility, loss, high-risk pregnancy, bed rest, prematurity and healing once baby comes home.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Jun 18, 2019
#137: A Year in the NICU with Emily Hughes
01:00:53

Stephanie interviews Emily Hughes, a mama who navigated a full year in the NICU with her first born child. Emily shares her story as well as tips for parents who find themselves in the NICU. We discuss what you can do to support friends and family members who have a little one in the NICU and how you can support your mental health through this process. As with Dr. Psota’s story, this one is a tear-jerker and we want to give the disclaimer that it may be triggering.

We’d like to say a special thank you to today’s Podcast Partner: TrueFare, nationwide Whole30 Approved meal delivery company. Get 5 free breakfasts with your order on their website with the code WHOLEMAMAS.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • A heartfelt story about navigating life for 1 year in the NICU
  • Navigating work and NICU life
  • How to stay mentally and physically strong
  • Advice and tips for NICU parents
  • How to support parents who may be navigating the NICU
  • Resources for mamas and more

Show Notes:

 

 

Bio:

Emily is a member of our Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program. She resides with her husband, Craig, daughter, Abigail, and dog in Annapolis, MD. Emily had her daughter when she was 35 years old. Abigail was born at 26.3 weeks. Emily and her family endured 314 days in the hospital, 275 of those days were spent in the NICU.

Emily and her husband completed a Whole30 while her daughter was in the NICU to help them feel their best during this difficult season. She feels compelled to tell her story so that it can help others know they’re not alone and offer support and advice to other NICU parents.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Jun 11, 2019
#136: Navigating the NICU with Dr. Erin Psota, ND
52:04

Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Erin Psota, Canadian naturopathic doctor and mother who had to navigate life for 2 months in the NICU with her first born child. This episode may be a tear jerker for some of you mamas, but it sure is a great resource to support you parents who have or are currently navigating life in the NICU. Dr. Psota’s story may be unique in that she had some time before she delivered to plan for her NICU experience. If your story is similar, or you have mama friends with a similar story, you will want to hear how she gracefully navigated the NICU.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • A heartfelt story about navigating life for 2 months in the NICU
  • What a day to day mom’s schedule looks like
  • Ways to best support your child in the NICU
  • What you can expect with feeding your NICU baby
  • How to be your child’s best advocate while in the NICU
  • How to support a mama friend who may be navigating the NICU
  • What a Canadian hospital NICU experience was like
  • Resources for mamas and more

Show Notes:

Dr. Erin Psota ND is a Toronto-based Naturopathic Doctor with a focus on children’s health, ADHD and autism spectrum disorders. She is committed to guiding parents through the maze of health care decisions so they can rest easy knowing they’re doing the best they can for their children. After obtaining her Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Waterloo, she completed her medical studies at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2005. Following three years of private practice she completed a selective Pediatric Residency in 2010 at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.

In addition to her private practice, she is a clinical supervisor for naturopathic students completing their final year of schooling as clinical interns. She also enjoys teaching at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, and delivering guest lectures in pediatrics at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Jun 04, 2019
#135: Podcast Recap–Anti-Anxiety Diet for Moms with Ali Miller RD
43:36

Stephanie and Dr. Elana recap the episode with Ali Miller, registered dietitian and author of the Anti-Anxiety Diet. They share examples of simple meals to support your mental health, their take on reducing caffeine, and how to optimize a vegan/vegetarian diet to support mental health. They also share how their approach to anxiety differs from Ali’s and offer additional supplement recommendations.

We’d like to say a special thank you to May’s Podcast Partner: Coconu, an organic coconut-based lubricant. Get 15% off your order on their website with the code WHOLEMAMAS.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Simple ideas for #ingredientmeals to support your mental health
  • Our take on eliminating caffeine/sugar
  • How our approach to anxiety differs from Ali’s
  • How to optimize a vegan/vegetarian diet
  • Our supplement recommendations
  • Steph’s experience with keto and anxiety

Show Notes:

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

May 28, 2019
#134: The Anti-Anxiety Diet with Ali Miller RD
54:22

Today Dr. Elana interviews Ali Miller, registered dietitian and author of The Anti-Anxiety Diet. Ali believes wholeheartedly in food as medicine. Today she shares what foods will help calm our thoughts, some foods to avoid, and supplements to support your mood safely while pregnant and/or breastfeeding.

We’d like to say a special thank you to May’s Podcast Partner: Coconu, an organic coconut-based lubricant. Get 15% off your order on their website with the code WHOLEMAMAS.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Foods that may trigger anxiety
  • Foods that can help reduce anxiety
  • Ali Miller’s 6-R approach to reducing anxiety
  • Why matcha tea can be a great substitute for coffee
  • How inflammation and ketones affect anxiety
  • Safe supplements that can help reduce anxiety for pregnant and nursing mamas

Show Notes:

Ali Miller is a registered dietitian (RD), certified diabetes educator (CDE), certified weight management specialist, and therapeutic lifestyle healthcare practitioner. Ali has dedicated her career to revolutionizing food-as-medicine in treatment and prevention of disease. She has a passion to create public awareness regarding the significant role diet plays in our overall health with her philosophy of Food-As-Medicine. She is the author of Naturally Nourished: Food-as-Medicine for Optimal Health Cookbook and the Reset, Restore, Renew: Real Food Detox program.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on

May 21, 2019
#133: Podcast Recap–Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts with Karen Kleiman
43:44

Stephanie and Dr. Elana recap the episode with Karen Kleiman on the topic of her new book Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts. They discuss why self care is necessary and not just a luxury, how you can figure out what you actually need to feel better, and how to support your mama friends who are struggling. This episode is full of great takeaways for any mama–whether you are currently experiencing some postpartum anxiety or depression or not.

We’d like to say a special thank you to May’s Podcast Partner: Coconu, an organic coconut-based lubricant. Get 15% off your order on their website with the code WHOLEMAMAS.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Self care into a necessary nourishing practice rather than a luxury
  • The power of the #speakthesecret campaign
  • Helping moms figure out what they need
  • How we can best support mom friends who are in distress
  • How our negative thoughts can get the best of us
  • Why not taking your thoughts so seriously can be one of the best tools!

Show Notes:

The Whole Mamas podcast is led by Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

May 14, 2019
#132: Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts with Karen Kleiman
55:24

Steph interviews Karen Kleiman, MSW about her #speakthesecret campaign which helps new moms validate their feelings, share their fears, and start feeling better. Over 90% of new mothers will have scary, intrusive thoughts about their baby and themselves, but many are afraid to tell anyone. Moms are left feeling confused, frustrated, or scared about what these thoughts mean. On this show we reduce the shame and stigma and encourage moms to find a safe place to express themselves. This interview is a must listen for all new mamas and we hope you share this with all the new mamas in your life.

We’d like to say a special thank you to May’s Podcast Partner: Coconu, an organic coconut-based lubricant. Get 15% off your order on their website with the code WHOLEMAMAS.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • How common “scary thoughts” are for new moms
  • How shame and stigma prevents new moms from getting help
  • How to determine normal postpartum experiences from postpartum mental health concerns
  • Support for postpartum partners  
  • How to support a friend or loved one postpartum

Show Notes:

Karen Kleiman, MSW is well known as an international expert on postpartum depression. Her work has been featured on the Internet and within the mental health community for decades. In 1988, Karen founded The Postpartum Stress Center, LLC, a treatment and training facility for prenatal and postpartum depression/anxiety disorders where she treats individuals and couples experiencing perinatal mood & anxiety disorders.  

Kleiman is also the author of several books on postpartum depression, including This Isn't What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression (1994), The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression (2001), What Am I Thinking? Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression (2005), Therapy and the Postpartum Woman (2009), Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts (2010), and Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts (2019).

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

May 07, 2019
#131: Simplified Cleaning Routine with Becky Rapinchuk
44:57

Steph interviews Becky Rapinchuk aka Clean Mama®, who is a natural cleaning and homekeeping expert. Becky’s daily, simplified cleaning routine is easy-to-follow and takes 30 minutes or less. Learn how to create your own, natural cleaning products and how to create a simple cleaning routine for your family, so you can spend more time enjoying your life.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • How to get started with natural cleaning
  • The most important products to swap first
  • Easy DIY cleaning products
  • Becky’s favorite natural cleaning products/brands
  • How to create a simple cleaning routine
  • Age-appropriate cleaning activities for kids

Show Notes

Becky, aka Clean Mama, is a natural cleaning and homekeeping expert, business owner and author of the books Clean Mama’s Guide to a Healthy Home, 2019, Simply Clean, 2017, The Organically Clean Home, 2014. She’s also a wife and mom to three, a business owner, and a former art teacher. She writes at cleanmama.net and is intent on helping you discover new ways to do the mundane tasks of homekeeping safely and naturally.

She’s developed a cleaning routine that’s used by thousands of people to do a little every day to keep it more manageable and under 30 minutes every day.

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Apr 30, 2019
#130: Podcast Recap–Navigating Overwhelm with Dr. Samantha Brody
48:01

Steph and Dr. Elana recap the episode with Dr. Samantha Brody, naturopathic doctor and author of the book Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantle Your Stress from the Inside Out.  They highlight important points from the episode and discuss further how diet can impact stress, how to identify stressors, and how to communicate effectively with your support system to get the support you need.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Beyond reducing stress; creating space to handle the stress
  • Different kinds of stressors and which you can change
  • Identifying subtle stressors
  • How your diet can affect stress
  • How to communicate your needs to your loved ones
  • The “great ask”–how to effectively ask for what you want

Show Notes:

 

 

The Whole Mamas podcast is led by Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com.

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Apr 23, 2019
#129: Navigating Overwhelm with Dr. Samantha Brody
57:17

Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Samantha Brody, naturopathic doctor and author of the book Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantle Your Stress from the Inside Out. Learn why mamas are susceptible to overwhelm and what you can do to overcome stress during challenging times.  

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • The difference between managing stress and overcoming overwhelm
  • How to identify your needs in order to decrease stress and overwhelm
  • What you can do to change habits
  • How to get through roadblocks
  • Why you can’t fail at self care
  • Tips to stop feeling like there is always something you should be doing
  • How to respectfully stand up to others' expectations of how you spend our time

Show Notes:

Dr. Samantha Brody is a licensed naturopathic physician and acupuncturist in Portland, Oregon where she has worked with more than 25,000 patients over the last two decades. She now also runs a virtual arm of her business doing coaching and consulting with clients across the globe. Dr Samantha writes for a variety of publications and has been quoted extensively in books and media outlets including the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, HuffPost, and Shape. Her new book Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantle Your Stress from the Inside Out is available wherever books are sold. You can find her online at www.DrSamantha.com and on social @drsamanthand.

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Apr 16, 2019
#128: Podcast Recap–Cook Once, Eat All Week with Cassy Joy Garcia
43:42

Steph and Dr. Elana recap the interview with Cassy Joy Garcia about her new book Cook Once, Eat All Week, which is a revolutionary way to get delicious, healthy, and affordable food on the table fast.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Why we love Cassy’s new book
  • Comparing and contrasting our meal prep styles with Cassy’s
  • Why no meal prep method is right or wrong
  • How creating new habits can help make you successful in meal prepping
  • Breakfast ideas as a meal prep mama
  • Lemony kale and how amazing this recipe is
  • More support for people committed to meal prep!

Show Notes

The Whole Mamas podcast is led by Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com.

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Apr 09, 2019
#127: Cook Once, Eat All Week with Cassy Joy Garcia
47:17

Steph interviews Cassy Joy Garcia about her new book Cook Once, Eat All Week, which is a revolutionary way to get delicious, healthy, and affordable food on the table fast. She shares how batch-cooking a few basic components can give you an entire week’s worth of dinners with minimal time and effort.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • How Cassy’s meal prep has changed after becoming a mom
  • The pros/cons of larger meal preps
  • Five common pain points of meal prep and how to overcome them
  • Hacks to simplify meal prep and save money
  • Ways to keep your meal prep fresh and full of interesting flavors

Show Notes

Bio:

Cassy Joy Garcia is the creative force behind the popular food blog Fed + Fit and the author of two cookbooks, “Fed & Fit: A 28 Day Food & Fitness Plan to Jump-Start Your Life with Over 175 Squeaky-Clean Paleo Recipes” and her newest resource, “Cook Once, Eat All Week: 26 Weeks of Gluten-Free, Affordable Meal Prep to Preserve Your Time & Sanity.” She is a nutrition consultant, the creator of The Fed+Fit Project: A 28-Day Food and Fitness Self Study, and the voice behind the weekly Fed+Fit Podcast.

Disclaimer:

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Apr 02, 2019
#126: Podcast Recap–Improving Birth Outcomes for Black Moms and Babies with Alexandra Samuel-Sturgess
47:23

Steph and Dr. Elana recap last week’s episode on Improving Birth Outcomes for Black Moms and Babies with Alexandra Samuel-Sturgess. This podcast reviews key takeaways from the episode and highlights important tips that every mom can use to be your own best health advocate during pregnancy and postpartum.   

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • How to get involved with advocacy if you are passionate about changing the standard of care
  • Practical tips for how to effectively advocate for yourself when communicating with healthcare practitioners
  • How to choose a birth team that will support and honor your desires
  • Practices you can use to stay informed on your pregnancy and postpartum care
  • The role that self doubt and self worth can play when trying to speak up for yourself
  • The importance of community in an empowered pregnancy and postpartum journey

Show Notes

The Whole Mamas podcast is led by Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com.

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Mar 26, 2019
#125: Improving Birth Outcomes for Black Moms and Babies with Alexandra Samuel-Sturgess
59:09

On today’s episode, Steph interviews Alexandra Samuel-Sturgess about improving birth outcomes for Black moms and babies. In the United States today, Black women are four times more likely to die from childbirth than white mothers, and Black mothers experience twice the rate of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. As clinically trained social worker, Alex works to improve the Black maternal health crisis by empowering Black women through education and advocacy on pregnancy and postpartum health. She provides holistic pregnancy and postpartum support for Black mothers, ensuring that Black mothers understand their birthing options and feel empowered to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Alexandra’s personal and professional connection to the topic
  • Black maternal health crisis: What is it?
  • What studies show are the reasons for Black birth disparities
  • How to choose and work with providers
  • What to do if you experience discrimination
  • The need for more Black-centered care
  • Resources to help empower Black mothers

Show Notes

Alexandra Samuel-Sturgess is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 16 years of mental health experience. Alexandra is passionate about creating solutions to empower black women when it comes to better health care and  birth outcomes. Alexandra is the founder of Spirited by Truth, a private practice located in Ontario, CA, and she specializes in perinatal mental health. Alexandra creates a safe space in her practice for black women to focus on their healing. Spirited by Truth came to fruition due to the overwhelming need to provide holistic pregnancy and postpartum mental health services catered to the needs of black women. Alexandra is passionate about prenatal and postpartum education and providing culturally responsive treatment for black women seeking mental health services. Alexandra is the Postpartum Support International Coordinator for San Bernardino County and is a Black Maternal Mental Health Advocate. At Spirited by Truth, she provides education, a sense of community, and support for expecting black mothers to assist in the fight toward healthier birth outcomes for black women and infants.

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Mar 19, 2019
#124: Podcast Recap–Lead Education, Treatment, and Prevention with Dr. Kulveen Virdee
52:55

Steph and Dr. Elana recap the interview on lead education, prevention, and treatment with Dr. Virdee. They share their personal experiences with lead testing, discuss risk factors and treatment, share nutritional considerations and natural approaches, and highlight the importance of using a team approach to address this concern.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Steph and Dr. Elana’s personal experience with lead testing
  • Pros/cons of lead test strips
  • Testing and treating adults
  • Nutritional considerations for lead exposure
  • Using homeopathy for lead exposure
  • The importance of using a team approach
  • Encouragement and support for you if you find yourself in this situation

Show Notes:

The Whole Mamas podcast is led by Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com.

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Mar 12, 2019
#123: Lead Education, Prevention and Treatment with Dr. Kulveen Virdee
01:00:37

Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Virdee on a very important topic that many parents may not be aware of– lead exposure in children. Most pediatricians test lead levels in the blood between 12-24 months, while some pediatricians don’t routinely offer this test. This episode aims to support you in knowing what to do if your child’s lead levels come back elevated! This interview is packed full of educational insights, prevention strategies and treatment options if you are in this situation.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • How lead can affect your child’s development
  • Where lead is found in our environment
  • What common items may be contaminated with lead
  • Different ways to easily test for lead exposure
  • How to get your child’s blood lead levels tested
  • Treatment options to help lower elevated lead levels
  • Resources available to help you understand more

Show Notes:

Dr. Virdee practices naturopathic medicine in Easton, Maryland. She graduated with high honors from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM), where she also completed her general medicine residency. She is often described as the missing link in her patients healthcare and focuses on empowering her patients to improve their health by educating them about their bodies and evidence based natural solutions. She has been published for her fieldwork in the fields of transplant medicine, asthma and allergy support, natural blood pressure management, and hormone balancing. When she’s not practicing medicine, you’ll find her enjoying the great outdoors, playing the drums and spending time with her family. To learn more or contact visit www.drkvirdee.com.

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Mar 05, 2019
#122: Meal Prep with Steph Greunke, RD
37:17

On today’s episode, Steph walks you through how she meal preps. Her approach is different than Dr. Elana’s in that she meal preps throughout the week depending on her schedule, instead of having a dedicated meal prep day.

Similar to episode #120 with Dr. Elana, Steph shares her three tips for before, during, and after meal prep to help you be consistent week after week. She answers commonly asked questions and highlights key takeaways to help you start meal prepping or to level up, if you’re already in the practice.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • What to do if you start dreading meal prep
  • How to navigate meal prep during different seasons of motherhood
  • A “three-day” approach to meal prep
  • Transitioning from recipes to simple meals
  • Ways to keep things fresh and fun while keeping things simple

Show Notes

Stephanie Greunke, MS, RDN, PMH-C, CPT, is a registered dietitian, pre & postnatal corrective exercise specialist, maternal mental health expert, military wife, and mama of two boys. Currently residing in San Diego, Stephanie helps mamas navigate the entire journey to motherhood.

After experiencing postpartum anxiety, Stephanie is passionate about maternal/paternal mental health, helping families set themselves up for success before baby comes and navigating the transition to parenthood. She’s the program director for Whole30’s Whole Mamas Club and is committed to building a community of moms who encourage each other and share their own experiences so moms know they’re not alone and have resources to feel empowered.

To learn more about her, follow her on Instagram where she shares postpartum mindset tips, information on nutrition for mental health, and her simple #ingredientmeal strategy for healthy eating.

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Feb 26, 2019
#121: Goat Milk Formula with Dr. Annie Salsberg, ND
01:05:36

On today’s episode, Steph interviews Dr. Annie Salsberg, a naturopathic doctor who specializes in pediatric nutrition. There are a lot of different ways to feed your baby and there is no one perfect formula for all babies. On this episode, we’ll decode the ingredients label on your baby formula (protein, carbohydrate and fat sources, micronutrients and any other 'optional extras') and answer your questions about goat milk formula.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Reasons why parents are choosing goat milk formula
  • The safety of goat milk formula
  • Why infant goat milk formula isn’t sold in the US
  • How Kabrita’s formula is inspired by breastmilk
  • What to look for on your formula label

Show Notes

Dr. Annie Salsberg, ND, is the Director of Content and Medical Marketing at Kabrita USA. Annie has a passion for working with value-based companies. She combines over fifteen years of medical experience with a decade of working in the field of education & training, along with eight years in the Organic/Natural consumer packaged goods industry.

Prior to joining Kabrita USA, she was part time faculty at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and held research positions at several hospitals in Toronto. Annie has been published in print and online publications, and has been featured on radio and television programs as an expert on child nutrition.

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Feb 19, 2019
#120: Meal Prep Tips with Dr. Elana Roumell
52:35

On today’s episode, Dr. Elana takes you through how she meal preps. She shares three tips for before, during, and after meal prep to help you be consistent week after week. She answers commonly asked questions and highlights key takeaways to help you start meal prepping or to level up, if you’re already in the practice.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • How to efficiently grocery shop
  • How to schedule time for meal prep with kids involved
  • Strategies for cooking ahead of time
  • Dr. Elana’s favorite cookware and recipes
  • How to store, reheat and give life to your leftovers
  • How to make this workable in your life

Show Notes

Dr. Elana Roumell is a Naturopathic Doctor with a passion for pediatrics. She founded Nourish Medical Center in San Diego, CA in 2014 where she currently practices alongside a team of other Naturopathic and Medical Doctors, providing holistic care to the whole family.

If she weren’t a doctor she would have become a teacher, which is why she joined Stephanie on Whole Mamas Podcast because she gets to do just that – EDUCATE! The weekly episodes give her the opportunity to share her knowledge, stay up to date with new health topics, and interview experts in the health field. Her intention is to empower parents with knowledge so they are well informed to make the best decisions for the health of their children.

With a love for teaching, she created the Nourish Kids Guidebook and Medicine Kit which gives parents step-by-step instructions on how to use natural medicines for the most common pediatric ailments.  She loves to teach parents how to care for their children at home and equip them with the most effective, tried and true natural remedies available. For more information, visit www.NourishMyKids.com

To learn more about her, follow her on Instagram @DrElanaRoumell where she shares her journey as a mother and doctor, from her kitchen to her medical office!

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Feb 12, 2019
#119: Probiotic Supplements for Mom and Baby with Dr. Leah Linder
01:11:28

On today’s episode, Dr. Elana interviews probiotic expert, Dr. Leah Linder. Dr. Linder is the science and education manager for Klaire Labs, one of the leading probiotic manufacturers in the world. This episode covers common questions about probiotic types and usage. We discuss how to evaluate the quality of a probiotic and how to choose the best one for various ages and health concerns for mama and baby.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • What to look for in a high quality probiotic
  • The best time to take probiotics
  • How to choose probiotics for our infants and children
  • Which probiotics to take while on antibiotics
  • New probiotic to prevent and treat mastitis
  • The link between probiotics and allergies/immune support
  • Difference between spore based probiotics and prebiotics
  • Probiotics to support depression and anxiety

Show Notes:

Leah Linder, ND received her Cell and Molecular Biology & Biochemistry dual-BS from Fort Lewis College and her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) from Bastyr University. Clinician, author, educator and speaker, Dr. Linder has a true passion for the effective use and application of natural medicine. She currently serves as Science and Education Manager for Klaire Labs, and is the owner of a naturopathic functional medicine clinic that focuses on restoring and re-balancing the body to treat chronic ailments. You may learn more about Dr Linder and her work at www.anuhealth.org

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Feb 05, 2019
#118: Podcast Recap–Transitioning to Motherhood with Alexandra Sacks, M.D.
47:53

Stephanie and Dr. Elana expand on key points from last episode with Dr. Alexandra Sacks. They discuss their own transitions into motherhood and share with vulnerability about their lowest moments. They discuss how important a support system is during difficult seasons and leave you with takeaways of what you can do support yourself or other mamas during challenging times.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Various transitions in a woman's life; motherhood is just one of many
  • How important your village is during difficult seasons
  • Steph and Elana’s lowest moments
  • Their take on the “Push and Pull” analogy
  • Balancing motherhood with passions
  • Setting yourself up for success during Matresence

Show Notes:

The Whole Mamas podcast is led by Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com.

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Jan 29, 2019
#117: Transitioning to Motherhood with Alexandra Sacks, M.D.
54:46

Alexandra Sacks, M.D discusses the transition to motherhood like you’ve never heard it before. We openly explore topics around parenthood that are typically not discussed in an extremely relatable way. We also share practical steps that you can implement today in your transition to motherhood.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Reproductive psychiatry: what it is and how Dr. Sacks got started in the field
  • Matrescence: what it is and what it feels like
  • Why discomfort doesn’t always mean disorder
  • How social media and talk therapy can help this transition
  • How to hold onto your identity during the motherhood transition
  • Advice to support you and your partner during the pregnancy/parenthood transition

Show Notes:

Alexandra Sacks, M.D. is widely recognized as the leading clinical expert on matrescence: the developmental transition into motherhood, and her TED talk on this topic has over one million views worldwide. She has spent the last decade of her career helping women navigate their emotional lives as a reproductive psychiatrist. She is a regular contributor to the New York Times, and her work has been featured in TIME, NPR and throughout Asia, Europe and Latin America. In April 2019, Dr. Sacks will publish her first co-authored book, What No One Tells You: A Guide to Your Emotions from Pregnancy to Motherhood (Simon and Schuster).

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Jan 22, 2019
#116: Podcast Recap–Hashimoto's and Postpartum Thyroiditis with Dr. Becky Campbell
44:58

Steph and Elana expand on key points that were shared in episode 115 with Dr. Becky Campbell about common thyroid issues for mamas. We discuss how to advocate for yourself by asking the right questions, trusting your gut, and possibly ordering your own labs to review with your healthcare provider. We discuss how to optimize your health if you have a thyroid condition during preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum. We share action items to help you create a solid plan!

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Why it’s important to be your own health advocate
  • Why doctors may dismiss the concerns of new moms
  • How Dr. Elana navigated preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum with a thyroid condition
  • How to order labs if your provider isn’t on board
  • Our top 3 action items from this episode

Show Notes:

The Whole Mamas podcast is led by Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com.

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Jan 15, 2019
#115: Hashimoto's and Postpartum Thyroiditis with Dr. Becky Campbell
49:53

On today’s episode, Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Becky Campbell who specializes in Thyroid disease. We discuss how thyroid disease affects women during preconception, pregnancy and postpartum stages. We will talk about why as mamas we are so susceptible to thyroid disease postpartum and what you can do about it if you already have symptoms and signs.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Why Hashimoto’s is common during pregnancy and postpartum
  • The connection between the gut, immune system and hormones  
  • Steps to take for prevention of Hashimoto’s
  • Labs to ask your doctor to order
  • The relationship between Hashimoto’s, unexplained weight gain, stress, and cortisol
  • The difference between conventional thyroid medication and alternative methods
  • Postpartum thyroiditis and how common it is
  • How postpartum thyroiditis can mask postpartum depression
  • How to get your Hashimoto’s into remission

Show Notes:

Dr. Becky Campbell is a board-certified doctor of natural medicine who was initially introduced to functional medicine as a patient. She struggled with many of the issues her patients struggle with today, and she has made it her mission to help patients all around the world with her virtual practice. Dr. Becky Campbell is the founder of Dr. Becky Campbell.com and author of “The 30-Day Thyroid Reset Plan.” She specializes in Thyroid disease, Autoimmune disease and Histamine Intolerance and hopes to help others regain their life as functional medicine helped her regain hers. 

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Jan 08, 2019
#114: Grass-fed Beef 101 with Mike Salguero, Founder of ButcherBox
47:44

Stephanie interviews Mike Salguero, the CEO and founder of ButcherBox and SmoothieBox. We explore the differences between grass-fed and conventionally-raised meat, how to make sure you’re getting what you pay for, and how to approach purchasing high-quality meat if you’re on a budget. He shares how he manages life as a thriving business owner while still prioritizing his family, including 3 daughters under the age of 5.  

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • The ButcherBox story–how it started and how it’s impacted the industry
  • Why grass-fed beef is more expensive
  • Insights into the meat industry that you haven’t heard elsewhere
  • Strategies for families on a budget
  • How Mike balances a thriving business and a family

Show Notes:

 

 

Mike Salguero is CEO and founder of ButcherBox, the first delivery service dedicated to providing 100 percent natural, grass-fed beef, organic chicken and heritage pork to consumers. He is also the CEO of the newly formed SmoothieBox, a delivery service for low sugar, high-protein smoothies.

ButcherBox was launched in September 2015 and today, delivers natural, organic meats directly to consumers’ doors nationwide through a simple monthly subscription service. All ButcherBox products are humanely raised and free of antibiotics, hormones, and GMOs. The mission of the company is to make natural, organic meats available to everyone.

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Jan 01, 2019
#113: Podcast Recap–Peace & Parenting with Michelle Kenney Carlson
51:00

Summary: Stephanie and Elana expand on key points from the last episode on Peace & Parenting with Michelle Kenney Carlson.  We share how we incorporate some of Michelle’s coaching tips with our own kids, our thoughts on the Hand in Hand parenting technique, and how we design our lives to be as clutter-free as possible so we can be the kinds of mamas we want to be for our kids. It is always a work in progress, and we love sharing our insights with you!

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Reconciling the parent we thought we would be vs the reality of who we are
  • Our thoughts on the Hand in Hand parenting technique
  • How we prioritize special time we have with our kids and the benefits we see from that
  • How we give time and space for our kids to have emotions rather than trying to “fix” them
  • Decluttering our lives to decrease stress and be a more connected parent
  • Deep breathing with our kids

Show Notes:

The Whole Mamas podcast is led by Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Dec 25, 2018
#112: Peace & Parenting with Michelle Kenney Carlson
48:30

Steph interviews Michelle Kenney Carlson about the Hand in Hand Parenting methodology. This is an alternative perspective to parenting that doesn’t involve bribes, threats, rewards and punishment. Learn why connection is one of Michelle’s top strategies for navigating hard feelings, how our childhood experiences influence the way we parent, and tools you can implement today to create a more relaxed household.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • What is positive/connective parenting?
  • The science behind this approach
  • Considerations for punishments and rewards
  • Ways to encourage cooperation and navigate tantrums
  • Connective Parenting Tools that you can implement right away

Show Notes:

Michelle lives in Los Angeles with her two girls 9 and 12. Before becoming a Hand in Hand certified instructor in 2015, she worked for 12 years in public schools as a teacher and counselor. She also served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Education instructing in the teacher credentialing program. None of which prepared her to be a mom. After years of consequences, bribes and star charts she found Hand in Hand parenting, created by Patty Wipfler. It reshaped the relationship she shares with her daughters, and she credits it with changing her life.

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Dec 18, 2018
#111: Podcast Recap–The Highly Sensitive Child with Dr. Karen Lamb
48:25

On today’s episode, Stephanie and Elana discuss key points from the last episode with Dr. Karen Lamb, a naturopathic doctor who specializes in working with highly sensitive individuals. We share our thoughts about how our non-verbal actions and energy as parents influence our child’s behaviors, what we can do to stay calm while navigating tantrums, how we approach discipline with our kids, and so much more!

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. 

Topics Discussed:

  • Dr. Elana’s clinical experience working with highly sensitive parents and kids
  • How to empathize with your little one to better understand their behavior
  • Navigating tantrums through distractions, compassion, and space
  • How behavior is a form of communication
  • Why Steph loves Daniel Tiger

Show Notes:

The Whole Mamas podcast is led by Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com

Disclaimer:

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Dec 11, 2018
#110: The Highly Sensitive Child with Dr. Karen Lamb
56:10

On today’s episode Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Karen Lamb, naturopathic doctor who specializes in working with highly sensitive individuals. We explore what makes a child highly sensitive and what we can do to help them transition through meltdowns and overstimulation.  Dr. Lamb helps us understand what impacts our children’s emotional state, and offers us actionable tools to help us work with our kids during these challenging times.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Identifying what makes a child highly sensitive
  • What triggers anger outbursts or meltdowns
  • Ways you can help prevent emotional states in your children
  • Tools to use during your next child’s struggle
  • How as mamas we can tune into our own body and respond and not react
  • And more!

Show Notes:

Dr. Lamb’s specialty as a Naturopathic Doctor and Counselor is finding and understanding the root cause of chronic physical and/or psychological diseases.  Her practice focuses on supporting the highly sensitive person’s physiological, interpersonal, emotional and energetic needs. As a highly sensitive clinician, Dr. Lamb understands the importance of physical and emotional support to achieve optimal productivity and quality of life. She uses natural, safe and effective treatments to unlock the body’s immense potential for regeneration and healing.

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Dec 04, 2018
#109: Podcast Recap—Bone Broth for Gut and Brain Health with Sharon Brown
33:33

Stephanie and Elana expand on key points from the last episode on Bone Broth for Gut and Brain Health with Sharon Brown. They share their favorite ways to use bone broth in their homes, discuss some “lazy” bone broth ideas are for busy mamas, the difference between collagen and gelatin + more!

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • When to use glutamine from bone broth vs. glutamine in powder form
  • Making bone broth workable for busy mamas
  • Difference between collagen and gelatin
  • Why bone broth is called liquid gold
  • Is frozen or fresh broth better?
  • Personal experience using broth in their homes

Show Notes:

The Whole Mamas podcast is led by Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com.

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Nov 27, 2018
#108: Bone Broth for Gut and Brain Health with Sharon Brown
01:01:49

Stephanie interviews the founder of Bonafide Provisions, Sharon Brown, to discuss the healing properties of bone broth. Sharon shares how she used bone broth in combination with the GAPS protocol to help heal her son’s chronic sinus, ear, and respiratory infections. She shares her secrets for how to get broth to “gel” and how to ensure you pull as many nutrients as possible. She also addresses how much to drink for general health and therapeutic purposes and fun ways to sneak it into your kid’s diet.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • How Sharon discovered bone broth, became a clinical nutritionist specializing in healing the gut and brain, and started her own bone broth company
  • Why broth is so healing
  • The best way to make broth and common mistakes
  • Concerns about heavy metals and histamine
  • Fun ways to include broth in your kid’s diet

Show Notes:

Sharon Brown is the Founder and CEO of Bonafide Provisions. Sharon’s journey in the food business began when she healed her son from chronic health issues using real food and bone broth. This life-changing experience compelled Sharon to become a certified Clinical Nutritionist and open a private practice in Del Mar, California.

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Nov 20, 2018
#107: Podcast Recap–Tongue and Lip Ties and Feeding Challenges with Leah Walsh, CCC-SLP
46:54

Stephanie and Elana expand on key points from the last episode on Tongue and Lip Ties and Feeding Challenges with speech pathologist, Leah Walsh. They expand on points regarding lip and tongue tie concerns, share their personal experience with speech issues with their own kids and continue to offer insights into picky eaters versus problem feeders.  

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Signs and symptoms of lip and tongue ties
  • Navigating speech therapy with early intervention
  • Differentiating picky eaters vs problem feeders
  • Insights into starting baby led weaning
  • Celebrating #tinymightywins

Show Notes:

The Whole Mamas podcast is led by Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Nov 13, 2018
#106: Tongue and Lip Ties and Feeding Challenges with Leah Walsh, CCC-SLP
59:52

Stephanie interviews Leah Walsh, certified speech-language pathologist specializing in infants and children with feeding and swallowing disorders. We’ve talked about tongue and lip tie concerns from a lactation consultant’s perspective and  a naturopathic doctor’s perspective, and today we further that discussion and address tongue and lip ties from a speech and language development perspective.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Signs and symptoms of tongue and lip ties and how they’re evaluated
  • Techniques to help your baby transition easier to a bottle
  • Core principles families should have before starting solids
  • Baby-led weaning vs. purees from a developmental perspective
  • Red flags that a child may not just be a “picky eater” and need additional support

Show Notes:

Guest Bio: Based in Austin, Texas, Leah Walsh has spent the last ten years as a ASHA certified speech-language pathologist. With a passion for helping infants and children with feeding and swallowing disorders, she has specialized training in fragile infants, tethered oral tissues (tongue and lip ties), traumatic brain injuries, and stroke rehabilitation. She is a self-proclaimed foodie, nature and dog lover, and mom of two sweet and spicy kiddos. She gets to put her expertise into practice daily with her three year old son as he works through sensory processing disorder.

Leah is also the creator and host of the podcast Tiny Mighty Voices. A podcast where families can find education, inspiration, support, and community as their children are learning to eat, speak, and build language, as well as for families with children with special or extra needs. It’s a safe place to feel heard and inspired and learn that we are all in this together - whether you are working with an extra chromosome or just need some tips on how to support your child’s speech and language development.

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Nov 06, 2018
#105: Podcast Recap—Food as Medicine for Kids on the Spectrum with Dr. Mary Rondeau
40:44

Stephanie and Elana expand on key points from the last episode on nutrition for kids on the spectrum with Dr. Mary Rondeau. They share key takeaways and considerations for parents who may be experiencing difficulties with feeding.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Additional insights from Dr. Mary Rondeau’s talk at the Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine
  • Our thoughts on starting supplements before making dietary changes
  • Lab testing: what to order, who to work with, what to do with the results
  • Optimizing kids gut health
  • Combining lab testing with a physical exam
  • Takeaways and baby steps

Show Notes:

 

 

 

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Oct 30, 2018
#104: Food as Medicine for Kids on the Spectrum with Dr. Mary Rondeau
34:43

Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Mary Rondeau to discuss using food as medicine for kids on the spectrum. If your child has a diagnosis of developmental delay, autism, ADD/ADHD or has tendency towards these disorders, this show will help give you insight into what naturopathic doctors can do to help. Many of the points we touch on apply to kids who don’t have these conditions! It never hurts to be proactive in optimizing your child's health.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • How to assess what diets are best for your child
  • What lab tests are available and the information they tell us
  • How to spot mineral deficiency symptoms
  • Picky eating and how to get kids interested in food
  • How to use nettle leaf and seaweed in cooking to boost minerals

Show Notes:

Mary Rondeau ND, RH(AHG) is a registered naturopathic doctor, functional medicine specialist and registered herbalist. Mary has been involved in naturopathic medicine functional medicine since 2005.  Her interest in plants and natural healing stemmed from upbringing in the mountains learning about folk remedies with her mother as a child.

In 2010, she co-founded Wholeness Center which is the most innovative integrative mental health center in the US. She is co-owner of Synergy Neurofeedback which aims to use objective lab finding (brain mapping) for medication and supplement recommendations for mental health disorders and non invasive neurofeedback therapy as a unique treatment strategy.

Mary maintains an open, family practice focused on proactive functional medicine and overcoming chronic illness to individuals of all ages. Specialties include mental health disorders, adult and pediatric developmental disorders, allergies, asthma, digestive disorders, pre-pregnancy health and integrative oncology (cancer).  She enjoys working with families. She has special interest in working with children with developmental delays, she provides biomedical nutritional assessments which aim to optimize the biochemical and nutritional underpinnings that can be present in this population.

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

 

Oct 23, 2018
#103: Podcast Recap – Post-Birth Control Syndrome with Dr. Jolene Brighten
43:55

Stephanie and Elana expand on key points from the last episode on how to prevent post-birth control syndrome and ways to support and nourish your body if you’re currently taking hormonal birth control. They share their personal experiences in order to inform and empower women with trusted tools and insights into navigating this common syndrome.  

Topics Discussed:

  • Our personal experiences after discontinuing the use of hormonal birth control
  • What you can do to nourish your body while on birth control and how to reduce negative effects
  • Signs and symptoms to look out for with post-birth control syndrome
  • Our favorite birth control methods
  • Birth control options for nursing mamas

Show Notes:

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Oct 16, 2018
#102: Post-Birth Control Syndrome with Dr. Jolene Brighten
01:05:52

Stephanie interviews Dr. Jolene Brighten, Functional Medicine Naturopathic Medical Doctor, to discuss post-birth control syndrome. We explore the pros and cons of birth control, nutrients that are depleted while taking the pill, how to navigate symptoms you may experience, how you can work with your provider, and ultimately how to make the best decision for yourself and your family.

Topics Discussed:

  • What happens to your body when you’re on the pill
  • How to work with your provider
  • Considerations for those looking to conceive
  • Impacts on your libido and ways you can get it back
  • What you can do right now to take back your health

Show Notes:

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

BioDr. Jolene Brighten is a Functional Medicine Naturopathic Medical Doctor and the founder of Rubus Health, a women’s medicine clinic that specializes in women’s hormones. She is recognized as a leading expert in Post-Birth Control Syndrome and the long-term side effects associated with hormonal contraceptives. Dr. Brighten is the author of Ditch the Pill, a 30 day plan to support women on birth control, help them transition off, and eliminate symptoms of post-birth control syndrome. She is a speaker, women’s health advocate and a medical advisor for one of the first data-driven apps to offer women personalized birth control recommendations.

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Oct 09, 2018
#101: Slaying the Sugar Dragon and Finding Food Freedom with Lindsey Dalton
48:46

Stephanie interviews Whole30 certified coach, Lindsey Dalton. Lindsey is a mother of two girls, a registered pharmacist, and is passionate about helping people break their sugar cravings and embrace Food Freedom.  Lindsey shares her strategies for coping during difficult seasons of life, without resorting to food, why it’s important to put ourselves first and realistic ways to do that, how she found herself again after having two kids, and what she’s doing to promote a healthy relationship with food for her girls.

Topics Discussed:

  • Strategies for avoiding sugar cravings
  • Food freedom
  • Finding yourself after becoming a mom
  • Shifting your mindset
  • Dealing with stress in productive ways

Show Notes:

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Lindsey Dalton, PharmD is a registered pharmacist in Columbus, OH. She is passionate about helping people feel their best in every season of life. Lindsey has used Whole30 to free herself from sugar cravings and finally be at peace with food. As a mom to 2 little girls she wants to be the best example she can be for her family. She is especially passionate about showing moms that with proper planning it is possible to feed their entire family whole, nutritious foods.

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Oct 02, 2018
#100: Our 100th Episode—Special Q&A Edition
01:01:46

Join us as we celebrate our 100th episode! Steph and Elana answer fun, personal questions submitted by our listeners. Topics range from discipline philosophy to their favorite junk foods. We are celebrating with a giveaway! You can also enter to win by leaving a review on iTunes by October 1st. Make sure to leave your contact information (Instagram handle or email address) in the review. We’ll announce the winner next week in the show notes and Instagram caption for episode 101.

One randomly selected winner will receive:

  • The Nourish Kids ebook
  • A membership to HMHB
  • A three-pack of curry + Thai Almond Sauce from Yai’s Thai
  • A $100 giftcard from Pure Indian Foods
  • A 9-month bone broth subscription from Bonafide Provisions
  • A copy of Whole30 Day by Day and Whole30 Fast & Easy Cookbook

 Topics discussed:

  • How we met
  • What inspired us to create the podcast
  • Our discipline philosophy with kids
  • Our morning routines
  • Our favorite junk food
  • Our biggest #momfail
  • What we’d do for a living if we weren’t a dietitian/naturopathic doctor

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Show Notes:

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Sep 25, 2018
#99: Whole30 on a Budget with Amanda Alley
39:04

Stephanie interviews Whole30 certified coach, Amanda Alley - mother of three boys and advocate for healthy eating on a limited budget. Amanda shares how she uses Food Stamps/SNAP to supplement her healthy eating, her favorite low-cost meals, tips and tricks for eating on a budget, and advice for those who want to do a Whole30 but are afraid of the cost.

Topics discussed:

  • Why Amanda decided to become a Whole30 Certified Coach
  • How she feeds her family of five on a budget
  • Where she shops to save money
  • How she navigates food battles with her three boys
  • Her favorite budget-friendly Whole30 compliant meals
  • Advice for those concerned about the cost

Show Notes:

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Amanda Alley is a Whole30 certified coach serving the NH seacoast communities. She’s a 30-something wife, boy mom x3, and once-upon-a-time poet. Amanda is passionate about helping others navigate the Whole30 program and find the healthiest version of themselves.

Sep 18, 2018
#98: Sustaining Your Whole30 Habits with Bree Shields
42:00

Today we hear from Whole30 Certified Coach, Bree Shields. We have dedicated the month of September to interviewing Whole30 coaches in support of those who are participating in the September Whole30 and to help inspire those who may be interested in doing one in the future.  All the Whole30 coaches have unique perspectives and are full of practical tips to help you rock your Whole30.

On this episode Bree and Elana chat about doing the Whole30 without her partner, tips on avoiding preparing separate meals for her partner, how she finds Whole30 support, and what food freedom means to her plus how she helps clients find their food freedom!  

Topics Discussed:

  • Bree’s story and passion for supporting military families with the Whole30
  • Tips for surviving a solo Whole30
  • Creating sustainable healthy habits
  • How to submerge yourself in the Whole30 community and find support outside of your immediate family
  • Tips on working your Food Freedom

Show Notes:

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Bree Shields has an natural energy and enthusiasm for life! Bree combines her artistic background, military experiences, and family and human development studies to pass along tools that aid in life management creating a sense of hope as people find community and begin investing in themselves. Roadblocks may be have prevented forward movement but Bree believes Whole30 can allow for sustainable momentum in your life. She creates the space that says all are welcome.

“For so long I thought I would remain in the same place I had always been with my health and that to properly care for the things around me I needed to put myself last.I learned through the help of Whole30 that investing in yourself can have the greatest influence in the life you live."

Disclaimer

Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

Sep 11, 2018
#97: Whole30 for the Whole Family with Autumn Michaelis
39:51

Elana interviews Whole 30 Certified Coach, Autumn Michaelis, mother of five boys and master of feeding her family healthy foods on a budget. She shares her tips for on feeding herself and her family on a budget, how she overcame her kids’ picky eating behaviors, and advice for busy mamas who want to do the Whole30.

Topics Discussed:

  • Self care as a mom
  • How the Whole30 changed Autumn’s life
  • How she transitioned her whole family into a Whole30-inspired diet (and the NSVs that her entire family experienced!)
  • Tips for using kitchen time and groceries efficiently

Show notes:

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Autumn Michaelis is the Whole30 Coaching Coordinator, as well as a Certified Whole30 Coach. She is an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, with a B.S. in Exercise Science from BYU. She has run wellness and aerobics programs at the university and local levels. Through exercise was her first love in the health world, nutrition has become her passion. She is mom to 5 boys ages 6-14 and loves adventuring (hiking, camping, exploring), dancing, running, and creating family-friendly clean recipes.

 
Disclaimer
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Sep 04, 2018
#96: Podcast Recap — Breastfeeding Insights with Robin Kaplan, IBCLC
45:54

Steph and Elana expand on key points that were shared in the last episode, Breastfeeding Insights with Robin Kaplan, IBCLC. They discuss why it can be helpful to find breastfeeding support BEFORE baby comes, the importance of choosing a lactation consultant that makes you feel comfortable and at ease, why restricting your diet can do more harm than good, and their personal wins and struggles with breastfeeding.

 

Topics Covered:

  1. Benefits of seeing a lactation consultant before baby arrives
  2. Why it’s okay to be picky about your lactation consultant
  3. Steph’s different breastfeeding journeys
  4. Elana’s experience navigating her daughter’s tongue tie
  5. Our thoughts on diet restrictions while nursing

 

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

 

Show Notes:

Disclaimer
Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
Aug 28, 2018
#95: Breastfeeding Insights with Robin Kaplan, IBCLC
44:03

Elana interviews Robin Kaplan, International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and author the book Latch: A Handbook for Breastfeeding with Confidence at Every Stage. We discuss ways women can avoid breastfeeding challenges, the hot topic of tongue and lip ties, reflux issues with babies and so much more!

Topics Discussed:

  • How to be proactive in avoiding breastfeeding challenges
  • What to expect with nipple tenderness
  • Insight into lip and tongue tie revisions
  • What mom can do to help her baby with reflux (does she really need to avoid all cruciferous veggies?!)
  • Galactagogues to help with increasing breast milk supply
  • Ovulating during nursing
  • And more!

Robin Kaplan is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), frequent media commentator on the topic of breastfeeding, and the author of the new book, Latch: A Handbook for Breastfeeding with Confidence at Every Stage. Robin is also the founding host of The Boob Group, a podcast about breastfeeding hosted by New Mommy Media. She founded the San Diego Breastfeeding Center in 2009 and is an established voice in the parenting world known equally for her knowledge about lactation and her commitment to supporting moms without judging them, a keystone of her center's philosophy. Robin offers in-person breastfeeding help for families in San Diego and throughout the world, through online consultations. Robin lives in San Diego, CA with her two sons, Benjamin and Ryan, and their dog, Ellie. She loves cooking, traveling, hiking, and going to the beach.

 

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Aug 21, 2018
#94: Introducing Whole Mamas with Melissa Hartwig
52:03

Stephanie brings Melissa Hartwig on the show to introduce Whole Mamas, an online roadmap to help mamas navigate the journey to motherhood, from a Whole30 perspective. You'll learn why Melissa decided to offer Whole Mamas to her community, what she's most excited about, and why we rebranded this podcast! We'll also discuss common challenges on the journey to motherhood, the broad range of topics Whole Mamas will cover, and why it's important we invite all mamas/mamas-to-be to the table.

Melissa talks about her pregnancy, labor, and postpartum, something she hasn't shared publicly. She bravely shares her experience and the difficult feelings along the way. Many of you will resonate with this one and we hope it helps you feel less alone, heard, and understood. You won't want to miss this episode!

Topics Discussed:

  • Why she decided to offer Whole Mamas to her community
  • The mission of Whole Mamas
  • Her experience during pregnancy and postpartum
  • How she navigated an unexpected change to her birth plan
  • Her experience doing a #BreastfeedingWhole30
  • How she keeps healthy food on the table, as a busy mom
  • How she navigates work, family, and self-care
  • Why her morning routine plays such an important role in her life
  • What she wishes she could go back and tell herself when she was navigating this journey
  • And so much more!

Melissa Hartwig's Bio 

Melissa Hartwig is a Certified Sports Nutritionist who specializes in helping people change their relationship with food and create life-long, healthy habits. She is the co-creator of the original Whole30 program, a four-time New York Times bestselling author (It Starts With Food,  The Whole30, Food Freedom Forever, and The Whole30 Cookbook).

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes, and Stitcher.

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Aug 14, 2018
#93: Podcast Recap - Baby-led Weaning
01:05:09

We expand on key points that were shared in the last episode like navigating family meals, picky eating, introducing common food allergens, and our thoughts on dark chocolate for kids! We want to give you a sneak peek into our homes and share what we do with our family.

Topics Discussed

  • What meal times look like in our homes.
  • What a day of eating looks like for our kids.
  • Advice on what to do with picky eaters. 
  • Which first foods to introduce and how to be creative with them.
  • Dr. Elana's protocol for introducing common food allergens.  Her top 3 medications to have on hand and how to be prepared.
  • How to navigate food allergen introduction if your family doesn't eat those foods.
  • How to approach kid's parties and holidays.
  • Our thoughts on dark chocolate for kids!

Enjoy the listen!

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Shownotes:

 
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Aug 07, 2018
#92: Born To Eat (Baby-led weaning) with Leslie Schilling, RDN
01:05:41

In this episode, Stephanie brings Leslie Schilling, RDN on the show for a deeper diver into baby led weaning, from a registered dietitian's perspective.

Leslie shares insights from her book, Born To Eat, which includes age-based advice, step-by-step instructions, help for parents, and easy recipes so you can ensure that your infant is introduced to healthy and tasty food as early as possible.

We dive deeper into the science behind this feeding philosophy--sharing notes from our personal and professional experience. If you're about to start feeding your little one, are currently feeding your little one and considering this approach, or are a caregiver this is a great listen so you can understand why moms are turning to this style of infant feeding.

Topics Discussed

  • Why she co-authored Born To Eat and how it's different from other BLW resources
  • When to start BLW and evidence behind when to introduce solids
  • How to know if your child is eating enough
  • Introducing food allergens
  • Food allergy and intolerance testing
  • Specific nutrient needs at different ages
  • If added salt is a problem
  • How to implement the principles of BLW at your daycare and with family
  • What a typical day of eating looks like for Leslie's kids

Leslie Schilling's Bio 

Leslie Schilling, MA, RDN is a nationally recognized registered dietitian, sports dietitian, author, and nutrition therapist. Through her years as a nutrition professional, Leslie has practiced in many settings including infant nutrition, general pediatrics, and children with special health care needs. Leslie owns Schilling Nutrition, a Las Vegas-based private nutrition and wellness consulting business. She focuses her practice on counseling young families, those of all ages with disordered eating issues, and professional athletes and performers. With her warm, compassionate, and entertaining personality, she’s been featured in Women’s Health, Self, BuzzFeed, the Huffington Post, USNews, Pregnancy Magazine, The Yoga Journal,  HGTV, and more. Leslie the creator and co-author of the book, Born To Eat: Whole, Healthy Foods from Baby’s First Bite.

Enjoy the listen!

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Jul 31, 2018
#91: Podcast Recap - Fertility After 30 with Dr. Lauren Noel, ND
47:43

On today’s episode, Stephanie and Elana discuss some of the key takeaways from Episode 90 with Dr. Lauren Noel. We share our personal thoughts regarding natural ways to optimize your fertility as a couple and really, optimize your overall health! We hope to inspire those of you in your 30’s and 40’s that you CAN have a healthy pregnancy whether it is your first or fourth child!

Topics Discussed

  • How to help encourage a male partner to maximize his fertility without making him wrong.
  • How to minimize stress before conception and why it is so important.
  • How to work with different health care providers to find answers and feel empowered.
  • What we do to maximize fertility in our 30's and what has worked for us!
  • And more!

Enjoy the listen!

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Jul 17, 2018
#90 - Fertility After 30 with Dr. Lauren Noel, ND
41:48

In this episode, Stephanie and Elana bring Dr. Lauren Noel, ND on the show to discuss natural ways to optimize your fertility after 30.

Dr. Noel shares insights from her upcoming course, Golden Eggs, a fertility longevity course for women and couples in their 30's and 40's. The information in this podcast and her course help prepare a woman's (and man's) body to be at its ideal fertile state so that when conception is desired, it happens with ease and in the healthiest way possible for the couple, and the baby.

We think you'll love the positivity and inspiration surrounding this topic and walk away feeling empowered.

Topics Discussed

  • How Dr. Noel helps couples optimize their fertility through the power of natural medicine
  • Lifestyle factors that can impair fertility
  • Her fertility food guide pyramid
  • Preparing for conception after having a kid(s)
  • Fertility myths
  • What Dr. Noel did to become more fertile in her mid/late 30's than she was in her early 20's

Dr. Lauren Noel's Bio 

Dr. Lauren Noel is a licensed naturopathic doctor and expert in natural medicine. She received her doctorate from National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Since 2010, Dr. Noel has treated over 5,000 patients using natural therapies. Her areas of expertise are digestive disorders, thyroid hormone imbalances, and autoimmune disease.

She has been a frequent guest/lecturer on health radio shows and medical conferences, and she is the host of Dr. Lo Radio, a top rated podcast on iTunes that has attracted over 2 million listens. Dr. Noel owns Shine Natural Medicine in Solana Beach, CA where she treats patients locally and all over the country.

Enjoy the listen!

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Jul 03, 2018
#89: Podcast Recap - Epigenetics for Moms with Dr. Ben Lynch
51:08

In this episode, Stephanie and Elana discuss key takeaways from episode 88 with Dr. Lynch, clarify important points he made, and provide insight into our personal/professional experience with these concepts. 

Topics Discussed

  • Nitrous oxide during labor
  • What we can do to prevent and eliminate infections during pregnancy
  • Is supplemental glutathione safe during pregnancy
  • Considerations before giving vaccines
  • Genes and postpartum mental health
  • The importance of choline for mamas
  • And more!

Dr. Benjamin Lynch's Bio 

Benjamin Lynch, ND received his Cell and Molecular Biology, BS from the University of Washington and his doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) from Bastyr University. His passion for identifying the cause of disease directed him towards nutrigenomics and methylation dysfunction. Currently, he researches, writes and presents worldwide on the topic of MTHFR, methylation defects and genetic control. You may learn more about Dr. Lynch and his work at www.drbenlynch.com. Dr. Lynch is the President of www.SeekingHealth.com, a supplement company oriented towards disease prevention and health promotion. He lives in Seattle, WA with his wife, Nadia, and three boys, Tasman, Mathew and Theodor.

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Jun 19, 2018
#88: Epigenetics for Moms with Dr. Ben Lynch
01:34:59

In this episode, Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Ben Lynch, Naturopathic Physician and expert in the field of epigenetics. We discuss how lifestyle factors play an important role in mitigating health complications and genetic predispositions. We identify practical strategies to set your family up for success.

Topics Discussed

  • What is epigenetics and how does it impact our pregnancy and babies
  • What does it mean to have genes that are acting dirty
  • An in-depth look at MTHFR specifically for mamas and mamas to be. What everyone must know!
  • Dr. Lynch’s advice on how to optimize your child’s vaccine outcomes
  • How to eliminate adverse reactions to vaccines
  • How parent’s genes impact their children’s genes
  • How to help “clean” our “dirty genes”
  • MTHFR and the role it plays in postpartum mental health
  • An in-depth look at what methylation is and the role it plays in so many functions of the body
  • PEMT and the role this gene plays in choline production and gallbladder health
  • Why choline is so important for pregnant women and the dosing and product Dr. Lynch recommends every pregnant woman to take
  • Genetic testing and analysis
  • And more! 

Dr. Benjamin Lynch's Bio 

Benjamin Lynch, ND received his Cell and Molecular Biology, BS from the University of Washington and his doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) from Bastyr University. His passion for identifying the cause of disease directed him towards nutrigenomics and methylation dysfunction. Currently, he researches, writes and presents worldwide on the topic of MTHFR, methylation defects and genetic control. You may learn more about Dr. Lynch and his work at www.drbenlynch.com. Dr. Lynch is the President of www.SeekingHealth.com, a supplement company oriented towards disease prevention and health promotion. He lives in Seattle, WA with his wife, Nadia, and three boys, Tasman, Mathew and Theodor.

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Jun 05, 2018
#87: Personality Types and Stress with Katy Bray
48:11

On today’s show, we welcome Katy Bray who has a wealth of knowledge and passion for the ancient Indian medicine called Ayurveda. For those who know about this traditional medicine and for those who have no idea what the heck this is… you guys are in for a treat! Katy takes us through how we can use Ayurvedic philosophy to not only help heal the body but also, how we can better understand our unique mental/emotional temperaments. She explains how our unique temperaments react to stress differently and shares tools that will help us when we fall out of balance. She also helps us identify our kid's and family members temperaments and how we can interact in healthy ways.

Topics Discussed:

  • What is Ayurveda and how can it help our relationships
  • How to figure out our temperament/dosha
  • How your temperament reacts to stress
  • How to figure out your kid's temperament/dosha
  • Tools to use during stressful times that are unique to you
  • Parenting tips based on your kid's temperaments
  • How your temperament may change after giving birth and what us mamas can do to help be proactive
  • And more!

Katy Bray's Bio 

Katy Bray is an intuitive, a budding herbalist, speaker and an Ayurvedic business consultant who specializes in leadership in all dimensions. Katy was a single mother and solo-preneur before walking into a blended family. She experienced the vast array of stressors, celebrations and experiences that come with the role of being a mother. Her background in Ayurveda has provided her with a relevant and life-changing lens in which to see the world. Coupled with her own life experiences as a mother, Katy has dedicated her life to sharing how wellness in all aspects of ourselves is the key to happiness, vitality and a life well lived.  She is the co-founder of Lead with the Lights On with her husband, mother of two 15-year-old girls and 5 furry children.... and we can't forget her crazy hermit crab!

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May 22, 2018
#86: Postpartum Depression and Anxiety in Dads
01:00:05

Stephanie interviews Dr. Daniel Singley, a San Diego-based board-certified psychologist. His research and practice focus on men’s mental health with a particular emphasis on reproductive psychology and the transition to fatherhood.  Dr. Daniel Singley shares what the transition to fatherhood looks like for dads/partners, what postpartum depression and anxiety looks like in men, how often it happens, where to go for help, and so much more!

Topics Discussed:

  • Dr. Daniel Singley's story
  • What led him to specialize in the treatment of anxiety, stress, and depression as it pertains to couples and new dads
  • Expectations and roles that fathers play
  • Prevalence of PPD/PPA in dads and how it manifests in males compared to females
  • What to do if your partner is suffering
  • How men prefer to receive information and support
  • Resources for partners who may be struggling
  • Action steps for supporting partner's mental health
  • And more!

Dr. Daniel Singley’s Bio 

Dr. Daniel Singley is a San Diego-based board certified psychologist and Director of The Center for Men’s Excellence. His research and practice focus on men’s mental health with a particular emphasis on reproductive psychology and the transition to fatherhood. He is Past President of the American Psychological Association’s Section on Positive Psychology and currently serves on the Board of the APA’s Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity as well as Postpartum Support International. He conducts trainings and presentations around the country to assist individuals and organizations to enhance their level of father inclusiveness and founded the grant-funded Basic Training for New Dads, Inc nonprofit in order to give new fathers the tools they need to be highly engaged with their infants as well as their partners. In his free time, Dr. Singley likes to cook, surf, read, and take his two sons on hikes to get muddy and throw rocks at things. Follow him on social media @MenExcel.

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May 08, 2018
#85: Redefining Sex with Kimberly Ann Johnson
52:16

In this episode, Dr. Elana interviews Kimberly Ann Johnson who is a sexological bodyworker and somatic experience practitioner. Kimberly shares how she helps her clients transform and redefine the meaning of sex. She discusses female orgasm and the benefits of slowing down, strategies for overcoming emotional and physical blocks from past traumas, and so much more! 

Topics Discussed:

  • What a sexological bodyworker and somatic experience practitioner does
  • Scar tissue remediation
  • Healing after sexual trauma
  • Understanding vaginal anatomy
  • Why slower sex is better
  • Female orgasms
  • Redefining the meaning of sex
  • And more!

Kimberly Ann Johnson's Bio 

Kimberly Ann Johnson is the founder of Magamama.com, an international holistic women’s health care resource for expectant and new mothers. She is the co-founder of the STREAM School for Postpartum Care, where she trains birth professionals, yoga teachers, somatic therapists, and bodyworkers to help women prepare for birth and recover from birth. She conducts workshops and trainings internationally and online, teaching thousands of women and birth professionals about postpartum care, self-care for new mothers, and sexual health. She is the author of The Fourth Trimester, A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions and Restoring Your Vitality.

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Apr 23, 2018
#84: Real Food for Pregnancy with Lily Nichols (Part 2)
50:07

In this episode, Stephanie interviews Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE.  Lily is a registered dietitian who specializes in gestational diabetes. One of her biggest passions is prenatal nutrition research and education, which is what we are going to talk about on today’s show. We discuss alternative nutrition considerations for pregnancy, dispell common myths, and so much more! We share similar philosophies on prenatal nutrition and since we nerded out for almost two hours, we split this interview into two parts. If you enjoy this information make sure to check out her book, Real Food for Pregnancy, and the Whole30 Healthy Mama, Happy Baby program which covers this topic in more detail.

 Topics Discussed in Part 2

  • Prenatal supplements - which to take and why.
  • The importance of glycine and choline.
  • Why pregnant women may need more salt than what’s currently recommended.
  • How to work with providers if you’re receiving pushback.
  • And more!

 

Apr 10, 2018
#83: Real Food for Pregnancy with Lily Nichols (Part 1)
42:55

In this episode, Stephanie interviews Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE.  Lily is a registered dietitian who specializes in gestational diabetes. One of her biggest passions is prenatal nutrition research and education, which is what we are going to talk about on today’s show. We discuss alternative nutrition considerations for pregnancy, dispell common myths, and so much more! We share similar philosophies on prenatal nutrition and since we nerded out for almost two hours, we split this interview into two parts. If you enjoy this information make sure to check out her book, Real Food for Pregnancy, and the Whole30 Healthy Mama, Happy Baby program which covers this topic in more detail.

Topics Discussed in Part 1:

  • Lily's story: why she wrote this book, how her pregnancy went, and how she used the recommendations from her book to support her pregnancy.
  • How to navigate food cravings and aversions.
  • Why cravings and aversions may serve an important role.
  • Controversial foods, including runny egg yolks and raw fish.
  • And more!

Topics Discussed in Part 2

  • Prenatal supplements - which to take and why.
  • The importance of glycine and choline.
  • Why pregnant women may need more salt than what’s currently recommended.
  • How to work with providers if you’re receiving pushback.
  • And more!

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Mar 27, 2018
#82: CBD Oil for Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Kids with Dr. Jess Peatross, MD
34:59

In this episode, Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Jess Peatross, MD.  Dr. Jess is a medical doctor who treats a wide variety of diseases from Lyme disease, to cancer, to adrenal fatigue, to gut imbalance. One of her biggest passions is cannabis education, which is what we are going to talk about on today's show. She shares the safety and use of CBD oil for pregnancy, postpartum, and kids. In addition, she shares where you can find good quality CBD oil products, what to ask companies to verify quality, and so much more. This is such a hot topic now - so listen up. She’s a wealth of knowledge and this episode could be life-changing for you and your family!

 

Topics Discussed:

  • Dr. Jess's story: how she went from practicing as a conventional medicine doctor to practicing holistic medicine.
  • How she got interested in cannabis education.
  • Clarifying the difference between CBD and marijuana. 
  • Safety and use in pregnancy.
  • Safety and use in a postpartum nursing mama.
  • Safety and use in kiddos.
  • Where can people find high-quality CBD products. 
  • And more!

 

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Mar 13, 2018
#81: Sex After Baby with Lauren Mallari-Snyder, PT
44:20

In this episode, Dr. Elana interviews a special guest, Lauren Mallari-Snyder. Lauren is doctor of physical therapy with a special focus on women's health and pelvic floor dysfunction.

This episode is all about SEX after baby! Yummy!  Well, not so yummy at times after baby. Dr. Elana and Lauren explore why sex can be so painful after having a baby, what things we can do to prevent painful sex, and therapies we have access to help heal and rejuvenate so we can get it back on!

Topics Discussed:

  • Lauren's story and how she got so interested in this field.
  • What pelvic floor physical therapists do and why getting checked is important.
  • Causes of painful sex.
  • What we can do to prevent painful sex.
  • How to seek out help.
  • And more!

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Feb 27, 2018
#80: Postpartum Fitness And C-section Recovery
46:07

In this episode, Stephanie interviews a special guest, Jessie Mundell. Jessie Mundell is an expert in prenatal/postnatal fitness and a mama herself.

We discuss healing mentally and physically from a home birth turned cesarean, why it’s important to work with a counselor or therapist if you’re still recovering from past birth trauma, smart postpartum training for post-cesarean and vaginal delivery, why pelvic floor physiotherapy is so important, why it’s not “normal” to pee a little when you workout, and so much more. You are going to love this real, raw, and informative interview!

Topics Discussed:

  • Jessie’s story + what brought her to the world of prenatal/postnatal fitness.
  • Her home birth turned cesarean and the emotional/physical ramifications. How that impacted her mindset/reaction to her second pregnancy.
  • Common mistakes women make with postpartum fitness.
  • Jessie’s approach to postpartum fitness and how does it differs depending on the type of birth.
  • How to know if it’s “too much.”
  • What pelvic floor physiotherapists do and why getting checked is important.
  • And more!

 

Jessie Mundell’s Bio

Jessie Mundell (BPHE, MHK) is the owner of JMG Fitness Consulting, a company dedicated to coaching women to improved health. Jessie teaches women how to exercise safely and strongly in pregnancy, and how to regain their core, confidence, and fitness as moms.

Jessie has worked with hundreds of women during and after their pregnancies and is extremely passionate about giving them the care they need. She is focused on effective exercise during pregnancy, rehabilitation of the core and pelvic floor for moms, teaching women how to create exercise effortlessly, and having women feel incredible in their bodies.

She aims to steer the conversation away from the “pre and post-baby body” madness and into a place where women feel supported, encouraged, strong, and confident. For prenatal and postnatal fitness coaching, visit her website. To connect with Jessie, follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

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Feb 13, 2018
#79: Pediatric Dental Health with Dr. Steven Lin
53:38

In this episode, Stephanie interviews a special guest, Dr. Steven Lin. Dr. Steven Lin is a board-registered dentist, writer, and speaker.

We invited Dr. Steven Lin on today’s show to shed light on pregnant and pediatric dental health. He is a passionate whole-health advocate who focuses on the link between nutrition and dental health. His mission is to prevent dental diseases instead of treating them.

Curious about fluoride? Wondering how often it's really necessary to brush your kid's teeth or when they should first see a dentist? Interested in the link between dental health and nutrition (spoiler alert: you can influence your child's dental health before they're even born!)? Then, this episode is for you! We cover those topics and a LOT more on this episode!

Dr. Lin's Bio

Dr. Steven Lin is a dentist, TEDx speaker, and author of The Dental Diet. With a background in biomedical science, Dr. Lin has dedicated his career to outlining the nutritional basis of dental disease. His goal is to redefine crooked teeth as a nutritional deficiency and the most significant chronic health problem on the planet. As a leader in the functional dentistry field, his work is building a new model to help intervene in dental growth in kids and prevent orthodontic braces.

The Dental Diet is available worldwide on Amazon.

You learn more about functional dentistry and dental nutrition on his website www.drstevenlin.com

 

Topics Discussed:

  • Dr. Steven Lin's background and what led him towards a more functional approach to dental health
  • Things moms can do while pregnant to improve their dental health and their developing baby's dental health
  • How often kids should brush/floss
  • The first dental appointment
  • Tongue/lip ties and dental development
  • Dr. Lin's stance on fluoride and oral probiotics
  • Considerations for dental procedures while pregnant
  • How to avoid braces
  • And more!

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Jan 30, 2018
#78: New Year's Resolutions for Moms
43:27

Happy New Year! Did you make a New Year's resolution? Now that we're two weeks into 2018, have you stuck with it? Is your motivation starting to fade? Or, are you rocking your plan? 

On this episode, we discuss the importance of realistic goal setting, how to stay committed to your plan, and what we’re focusing on this year.

Often, we try to do too many things at once, aren’t clear on what we want our life to look like, or don’t have a realistic plan to accomplish our goals. We hope to address these barriers so you can have a productive and transformational 2018.

 

Topics Discussed:

  • Our thoughts about New Year's resolutions (pros/cons/considerations)
  • Resolutions that didn't work for us
  • Goal setting: what works and what doesn't work
  • How to develop clarity regarding your vision and goals for 2018
  • Our personal visions and plans for 2018
  • Advice for those struggling to follow through on their goals/resolutions
  • And more!

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Jan 16, 2018
#77: Healthy Communication for Partners
54:52

This show is all about healthy communication and what you can do to keep your cool, especially as a new parent. 

Dr. Elana and her husband, Anthony, are constantly working on various communication tools and love the topic of healthy communication.

They have taken hundreds of hours of coursework and seminars on the topic of partnership, understanding men and women, and how to optimize their relationship using mindful communication.

In this episode, they authentically share some of their breakdowns and what they do to get through them.

Topics Discussed:

  • How we get through our arguments
  • Setting up agreements
  • Identifying when the right time to talk through disagreements
  • How to look at disagreements as an access to discovering your needs
  • Transition time and setting each other up to win!
  • Showing appreciation
  • And more!

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Jan 02, 2018
#76: Homeopathy for Pregnancy, Labor, and Postpartum
42:51

In this episode, Dr. Elana interviews a special guest and a dear friend of hers, homeopath Gabrielle Traub.

We chose Gabrielle to come on today's show to shed light on the benefits of homeopathy for women trying to conceive, during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. Whether you are already using homeopathy and interested in learning more, or you are brand new to this natural medicine and interested in expanding your toolbox, this episode is for you! Gabrielle shares clinical pearls and some of her favorite remedies you want to have on hand.

Gabrielle's Biography:

Gabrielle has worked in hospitals and rural clinics in South Africa. After moving to California, she worked in an OB/GYN practice for a decade alongside a traditional OB-GYN and a fertility endocrinologist. Gabrielle has assisted in natural birthing, taught childbirth classes, and worked extensively with infertility. Gabrielle Traub has taught homeopathy in England, South Africa, Pakistan, Dubai, Australia and the USA. Her online course Homeopathy for Obstetrics and Gynecology is available to the public.  *and she is doing a giveaway to listeners*

A mother herself, Gabrielle now works in San Diego where she specializes in treating women and children. For more information, visit www.SanDiegoHomeopathy.com

Look out for Gabrielle’s new book on Homeopathy that will be coming out in April.  

Topics Discussed:

  • What is homeopathy
  • How does homeopathy benefit women who are trying to conceive, pregnant, or postpartum?
  • Using homeopathy at home
  • Favorite home remedies
  • Favorite remedies used during labor and delivery
  • And more!

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Dec 19, 2017
#75: Back To Work After Baby with Arianna Taboada
49:16

In this episode, we interview Arianna Taboada, a maternal health consultant. Arianna helps mamas and mamas-to-be customize their plan for maternity leave and return to work.

We have an honest conversation about our struggles as new moms navigating work and family, how we transitioned back to work, and ways to make this transition (and postpartum, in general) easier for new mamas!

Topics discussed:

  • Arianna’s story including her unique postpartum experience
  • What a maternal health consultant is and how they can help you prepare for postpartum
  • Challenges working moms experience and ways to overcome them
  • The importance of "transition time" when balancing a business and a new baby
  • How to decide if going back to work is right for you
  • What to do if you're not enjoying being a stay at home mom
  • Tips for navigating the demands of motherhood and work
  • And more!

Arianna's bio:

Arianna is a maternal health consultant who works with experienced entrepreneurs who are becoming first time mothers, helping them customize their maternity leave plan and return to work. She is deeply committed to providing on-going, multi-faceted support that meets the professional, physical, mental, social, and emotional needs of entrepreneurs as they babyproof their business and navigate new motherhood.

Prior to her consulting practice, Arianna worked on maternal health issues for over a decade as a health educator, a social worker in a mental health clinic, a reproductive health researcher, and a yoga therapist. She draws from her expertise as a maternal health professional, combined with her experience as a business owner and mother, to provide highly personalized services so expecting entrepreneurs have the tools and information they need to make decisions and take action when it comes to balancing their business with a new baby. 

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Dec 05, 2017
#74: Our Husband's Perspective On Home Birth
51:24

In this episode, we have two special guests, our husbands!!!  They’re here to share their stories of what it was like for them to be at our births, surprises they encountered, and advice for fathers-to-be.

Topics Discussed:

  • Our husband’s opinions about home births.
  • What it was like to be present at our home birth.
  • What emotions they experienced before, during, and after our birth.
  • What surprised them about our births.
  • Advice for fathers-to-be.

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Nov 21, 2017
#073: Pre-baby counseling with Emily Pardy
56:14

In this episode, Stephanie interviews Emily Pardy, a marriage and family counselor and the founder of Ready Nest Counseling to discuss challenges many new parents experience. Emily identifies various life adjustments, emotional challenges, and relationship struggles that may occur once baby is born.

You’ll leave this interview with simple, actionable steps to gracefully navigate some of these changes. You’ll also learn where to go for more information and support, should you choose to be proactive or if you’re currently experiencing these issues.

Topics Discussed:

  • Emily’s background, training, and personal journey
  • Challenges a new baby presents to a marriage/relationship
  • Adjustments and emotional implications
  • Five steps for effective communication
  • Important things to discuss before baby comes
  • Managing resentment
  • Realistic ways to reconnect with your partner
  • Resources for couples navigating new parenthood
  • Her top three pieces of advices for new parents

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Nov 07, 2017
#72: Dr. Elana's Birth Story
48:12

In this episode, Dr. Elana shares her birth story with us. She discusses what she did to prep for her pregnancy and labor. She takes us through the ups and downs of the actual birth. Dr. Elana highlights how she overcame tough times and shares tools that helped her have the un-medicated birth she had envisioned.

Topics Discussed:

  • Pregnancy prep
  • Home-birth experience
  • Who was on Dr. Elana's birth team
  • The birth, from start to finish!
  • What Dr. Elana would do differently next time.
  • Lessons learned and healing after the birth.

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Oct 24, 2017
#71: Meet Dr. Elana Roumell, ND: The new co-host
41:33

In this episode, we introduce Dr. Elana Roumell, ND, the new co-host. Stephanie is excited to bring on a naturopathic doctor to the podcast to help educate and empower parents with even more information! Stephanie and Elana have been friends for years, helping one another through pregnancy, postpartum and raising healthy families. The two of them together are truly REAL FOOD MAMAS on a mission to share, inspire and empower!! Stephanie introduces Elana to the Real Food Mama community and we get a sneak peak into who she is and how she is going to contribute to the community!

Topics Discussed:

  • About Elana's family.
  • Why she became a Naturopathic Doctor.
  • Her passion for pediatrics.
  • Why she opened up Nourish Medical Center.
  • What inspired her to create the Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook!
  • What she's most excited to share with listeners by joining the podcast.
  • Some of her other passions.

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Oct 10, 2017
#70: Cesarean Recovery with Ali Miller, Part 2
37:28

In part two of our episode with Ali Miller, RD from AliMillerRD.com we discuss considerations for cesarean births including: concerns for mom and baby, how to address these concerns with a food-as-medicine approach, vaginal inoculation, and tips for a speedy recovery! Ali shares her story of home birth turned hospital cesarean and how she took action to ensure optimal health for herself and her baby, Stella. It's a truly inspiring story!

Because our conversation was jam-packed with resources to support those planning or recovering from a cesarean birth, we decided to split the episode into two parts. That way, you'll be able to take in all of this great information without feeling overwhelmed (in a good way!).

Topics discussed in Part 1 (episode 69):

  • Ali's story
  • Her original birth plan and how that changed
  • How she managed the change in birth plan (emotionally, mentally, physically)
  • The differences between a gentle (or natural or family-centered) cesearean and a traditional cesarean

Topics discussed in Part 2 (episode 70):

  • Concerns of cesarean sections
  • How to address these concerns with a food-as-medicine, functional medicine approach
  • Considerations for mom and baby
  • Vaginal inoculation and supplements
  • Low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diets during pregnancy and nursing
  • How Ali feeds her toddler
  • Ali's practice, cookbook, and services

Ali's bio:

Ali Miller is an integrative functional medicine practitioner with a background in naturopathic medicine. She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, certified weight management specialist, recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in her field. Ali has a passion to create public awareness regarding the significant role diet plays in our overall health and believes everything we put in our body can contribute towards optimal health or dysfunction and disease.
 
Her Food-As-Medicine philosophy is supported by up-to-date scientific research for a functional approach to healing the body. Ali’s message has influenced millions through media with weekly television segments, corporate outreach and within the medical community, and named one of Houston's 50 most influential women of 2015. Ali’s expertise can be accessed through her website: www.alimillerRD.com offering a blog, podcasts, online learning, and access to her practice in Montrose, Naturally Nourished.

 

 

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Sep 26, 2017
#69: Cesarean Recovery with Ali Miller, Part 1
29:06

In this episode, Stephanie interviews Ali Miller, RD from AliMillerRD.com to discuss considerations for cesarean births including: the mental and emotional side of changing your birth plan, concerns for mom and baby, and tips for a speedy recovery! Ali shares her story of home birth turned hospital cesarean and how she took action to ensure optimal health for herself and her baby, Stella. It's a truly inspiring story!

Because our conversation was jam-packed with resources to support those planning or recovering from a cesarean birth, we decided to split the episode into two parts. That way, you'll be able to take in all of this great information without feeling overwhelmed (in a good way!).

Topics discussed in Part 1:

  • Ali's story
  • Her original birth plan and how that changed
  • How she managed the change in birth plan (emotionally, mentally, physically)
  • The differences between a gentle (or natural or family-centered) cesearean and a traditional cesarean

Topics discussed in Part 2:

  • Concerns of cesarean sections
  • How to address these concerns with a food-as-medicine, functional medicine approach
  • Considerations for mom and baby
  • Vaginal inoculation and supplements
  • Low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diets during pregnancy and nursing
  • How Ali feeds her toddler
  • Ali's practice, cookbook, and services

Ali's bio:

Ali Miller is an integrative functional medicine practitioner with a background in naturopathic medicine. She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, certified weight management specialist, recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in her field. Ali has a passion to create public awareness regarding the significant role diet plays in our overall health and believes everything we put in our body can contribute towards optimal health or dysfunction and disease.
 
Her Food-As-Medicine philosophy is supported by up-to-date scientific research for a functional approach to healing the body. Ali’s message has influenced millions through media with weekly television segments, corporate outreach and within the medical community, and named one of Houston's 50 most influential women of 2015. Ali’s expertise can be accessed through her website: www.alimillerRD.com offering a blog, podcasts, online learning, and access to her practice in Montrose, Naturally Nourished.

 

 

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Sep 12, 2017
#068: Goodbye Aglaée!
28:32

In this episode, we say goodbye to Aglaée and talk about the future of the podcast (don't worry, Steph is staying!). Aglaée shares about the many big transitions she's going through in her life and shares updates about nursing / weaning, sleep, and her upcoming move.

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Aug 29, 2017
#067: Q&A [Pregnant + Nursing and "Getting Your Body Back"]
52:42

In this episode, Stephanie and Aglaée answer two of your questions! 

Topics discussed:

  • Maintaining your milk supply while pregnant
  • Concerns with galactagogues and nursing
  • Weaning 
  • Postpartum body image
  • Postpartum weight loss

Enjoy the listen!

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Aug 15, 2017
#066: Keto for Women with Leanne Vogel
54:03

In this episode, Stephanie interviews Leanne Vogel from Healthful Pursuit to discuss the keto diet for women. Leanne shares her story about how the traditional ketogenic diet didn't work for her body and how she modified the program to improve her hormones, mental health, and overall wellness.  Join us as we discuss how to modify the traditional ketogenic diet for women, Stephanie's experience with a fat-fuel approach while nursing, and so much more!

Topics discussed:

  • Leanne's story
  • What makes her fat-fueled approach different than the traditional keto diet
  • The benefits of keto for women
  • Modifications for women
  • Considerations for pregnant and nursing moms
  • Who shouldn't do the keto diet
  • Biggest mistakes people make when they start a keto diet
  • How to start your keto journey
  • Supplements that may help you on your keto journey

Leanne's bio:

Leanne Vogel is the founder of Healthful Pursuit, best-selling author of over 11 health programs, host of The Keto Diet Podcast, author of the bestselling paperback, The Keto Diet, and the creator of Fat Fueled living - a holistic, paleo-friendly approach to a ketogenic, high-fat diet. She has been in the field of nutrition since receiving her holistic nutrition certification in 2007. Leanne shares free videos, podcasts, recipes and keto-friendly resources on her blog, healthfulpursuit.com.

 

 

 

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Aug 01, 2017
#065: Healthy Baby Food with Serenity Kids
53:14

In this episode, Stephanie interviewed Serenity and Joe from Serenity Kids, an innovative new baby food company. Serenity Kids offers convenient, shelf-stable baby food pouches that contain healthy animal fats and protein and are low in sugar. Join us as we discuss the fundamentals of baby nutrition, my son's experience using their products, and so much more!

Note: At the time of this recording, Leo was just being introduced to solids and was struggling a bit with a strong gag reflex. He's doing much better now (at 9 months) and can handle a larger variety of food and textures.

Topics discussed:

  • Their story
  • The current state of the baby food market
  • The downfalls of sugar and the importance of fat
  • The contents and quality of their product
  • How their recipes were created
  • Baby nutrition beyond food
  • Their future product and program ideas
  • And even, paleo child-raising, how to raise kids according to their natural instincts

Their story:

Hi. I'm Serenity. My partner Joe and I started Serenity Kids because we wanted only the best for our future baby. We couldn't find a baby food high in healthy fat and protein, and we saw how difficult it was for our friends who cook all of their baby's food. We were shocked by the amount of sugar in most baby foods, because sugar (even from fruit) creates inflammation which leads to health problems and can make a baby fussy from the blood sugar crash.

So we partnered with small, American family farmers to create a delicious baby food that contains meat from animals raised humanely, on pasture, without hormones, antibiotics, or GMO feed. Pastured meats benefit the animal, the family farmers, and the planet. The best part is that they're better for your baby because they have a much higher Omega-3s and CLAs than grain-fed meats. We blend these meats with high-quality organic vegetables to create balanced, nourishing meals. Serenity, for the whole family.

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Jul 19, 2017
#064: Q&A: Vitamin D Supplementation + Baby Soap & Shampoo
42:10

In this episode, we answer two of your questions! Tune in to hear our take on vitamin D supplements and bathing your baby.

Topics discussed:

  1. Vitamin D supplements - what to look for, our favorite brands, how much to take, and blood testing.
  2. Bathing your baby - how often, water quality, and our favorite brands of soap/shampoo

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Jul 04, 2017
#063: Q&A Episode [Finding your idea birth provider/setting + balancing hormones postpartum]
55:26

In this episode, we answer two of your questions! Tune in to hear our take on finding your ideal birth provider/birth setting and how to optimize your hormones in the postpartum period.

Topics discussed:

  1. How to find your ideal birth provider and setting
  2. How to balance your hormones postpartum

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Jun 20, 2017
#062: Birth Trauma (with Dr. Pauline Drillard, Ph.D.)
46:45

In this episode, Aglaée interviewed Dr. Pauline Dillard, Ph.D.  to discuss birth trauma. This episode is a must listen whether you've had a birth trauma or not because it is something that a significant number of women unfortunately still experience today. We need to be able to either heal from it or support those around us that needs healing.

Topics discussed:

  1. What is birth trauma and how common it is
  2. The impact of birth trauma on motherhood and the postpartum period
  3. How others (friends, family, partner) can say or to do support women with birth trauma
  4. How to navigate disrespectful birth workers
  5. The benefits of asking for your medical records from the birth for closure
  6. How to prevent a birth trauma from impacting future pregnancies and labors
  7. How birth workers can heal from birth trauma
  8. Final tips and resources for women dealing with birth trauma

Dr. Pauline Dillard's Biography:

 Dr. Pauline Dillard, Ph.D. was a childbirth educator and labor coach for 12 years before completing her graduate studies in Christian Clinical Psychology. She has studied trauma following Cesareans, Post Partum Mood disorders and new parent adjustment disorders. She is the founder and Executive Director/CEO of Dunamas® Center Ministries in Colorado Springs, CO. She has developed a model for healing Birth Traumatomology Syndrome (BTS), by looking at its causes, prevention, and healing. She has a heart for people to connect with Jesus in a way they never have before in order to bring healing to damaged hearts, marriages, and births.

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Jun 06, 2017
#61 ~ Supplements for Pregnancy and Postpartum [with Dr. Low Dog, M.D.]
01:09:50

In this episode, Stephanie interviewed Dr. Low Dog, M.D.  to discuss supplements for pregnant and postpartum mamas. 

Topics discussed:

  1. How to choose the best prenatal multivitamin
  2. The pros/cons of whole food based supplements versus synthetic supplements
  3. What nutrients pregnant and postpartum mamas are often deficient in
  4. The most important supplements for preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum (including nursing mamas)
  5. The importance of iron, choline, iodine, and folate 
  6. The safety of vitamin A during pregnancy
  7. Supplements for anxiety and adrenal health
  8. How to assess the safety of supplements during pregnancy and postpartum
  9. Supplements for increasing milk supply

Dr. Low Dog Biography:

Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.’s exploration of natural medicine began more than 35 years ago as she studied midwifery, herbal medicine; massage therapy and martial arts before earning her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. An internationally recognized expert in the fields of integrative medicine, dietary supplements and women’s health, Dr. Low Dog was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, served as the elected Chair of the US Pharmacopeia Dietary Supplements and Botanicals Expert Information Panel, and was appointed to the Scientific Advisory Council for the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. She has been an invited speaker to more than 550 scientific/medical conferences, published 40 peer-reviewed articles, written 22 chapters for medical textbooks, and has authored five books, including three National Geographic books, Fortify Your Life, Healthy at Home and Life is Your Best Medicine. She has appeared on CNN, ABC’s 20/20, and is a frequent guest on the Dr. Oz show and NPR’s The People’s Pharmacy. She currently serves as the Fellowship Director for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine.

 

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May 23, 2017
#060 ~ Strong Women [with Steph Gaudreau]
56:02

In this episode, Aglaée interviews Steph Gaudreau to talk about what it means to be strong women. This episode is for all moms, moms-to-be, moms that can't be, and moms who have lost just as much as it is also for sisters, daughters, friends and anyone who identifies as women. Here are some of the many interesting topics this discussion leads us to:

  • What does it mean to be strong? (hint: it's not only about physical strength!)
  • Social media, body image, and body shaming
  • The most fearless things Steph did in her life
  • The one area women should work on first to improve their strength and resilience
  • The Women's Strength Summit (grab your free tickets here!)

Enjoy the listen!

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Steph’s bio

Steph Gaudreau is a certified holistic nutrition practitioner, weightlifting and mindset coach, and the author of the best-selling Performance Paleo Cookbook. She's also the creator of the Women's Strength Summit. Her recipes and expert advice have been featured in SELF, Outside Magazine, Elle, and Greatist. Steph loves barbells, cats, and anything Lord of the Rings. She lives in San Diego, CA.

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May 09, 2017
#059: Stephanie's second postpartum
58:56

In this episode, we discuss how Stephanie's second postpartum is going as well as the things she's doing differently to make this experience much smoother and more enjoyable than her first.

Topics:

  1. How this postpartum is different than her first.
  2. What she's doing to help her body heal physically and mentally.
  3. What she's doing for self-care.
  4. Her experience with postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.
  5. What she ate postpartum.
  6. Her simple strategies for meal planning/prepping.

Enjoy the listen!

And happy anniversary! :)

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Apr 25, 2017
#058: Is your relationship with food broken? [with Aglaée & Steph]
58:44

In this episode, Aglaée opens up about her past struggles with her relationship with food and her body and her healing journey to find that long-lost peace and freedom again. Steph interviews Aglaée about her past disordered eating and eating disorder, how to recognize it, the healing journey, and how she's now so passionate about helping other women do the same. :)

Topics include:

  • Aglaée's food story: from being a normal eater to emotional eating and binge eating
  • The biggest different in her life since healing her relationship with food and her body
  • Five signs that your relationship with food might be broken
  • Aglaée's 3 best action steps to help women make peace with food
  • Aglaée's Radicata SEED Protocol and her classes starting May 1st

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Apr 11, 2017
#057: Homebirth Q&A
41:02

In this episode, we answer your questions about homebirths.

Topics include:

  1. Homebirths at “older” ages (35+)
  2. Concerns we had about our own homebirths
  3. Positive reinforcement for moms considering a homebirth
  4. Additional things to consider when planning a homebirth
  5. What to do about naysayers
  6. How to manage pain without an epidural
  7. How to find a provider that fits your birthing philosophy and wishes
  8. Postpartum recovery tips while managing a toddler

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Mar 28, 2017
#056: Stephanie's second home waterbirth story
48:54

In this episode, Stephanie shares her second home waterbirth story. She discusses how her second home waterbirth went, how it was different than her first, things she learned the second time around, and advice to mamas getting ready for the big day whether they’re planning on giving birth in the hospital or at home.

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • How Stephanie's second postpartum is going
  • How she was feeling the days and weeks before she delivered
  • How she mentally and physically prepared for labor
  • Advice to moms struggling during their final days and weeks
  • Her entire birth story
  • The pros and cons of having a fast labor
  • The different types of electronic fetal monitoring and why it's done
  • Tips for dealing with afterbirth contractions
  • What she did with her toddler during labor

The next episode will cover Q&A's about homebirth from our listeners!

Enjoy the listen!

And happy anniversary! :)

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Mar 14, 2017
#055: Making healthy eating simple [with Tatiana Amico]
37:12

In this episode, Aglaée interviews Tatiana Amico. Listen as they talk about her story of breaking free from chronic dieting and disordered eating, how becoming a mom was a turning point for her, how to keep things simple in the kitchen, and her favorite tips to get tons of nutrition.

We also talk about the power of de-cluttering, asking for help, and putting yourself first for your well-being and that of the whole family! :)

Enjoy the listen!

 

Tatiana Amico's bio:

Tatiana Amico is a Health Coach and Business Mentor empowering women to take control of their health and life. After saying goodbye to her corporate job, she enrolled in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Now, Tatiana works with women who want to stop complaining, start taking action, and love themselves completely.

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Tatiana Amico

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Feb 28, 2017
#054: Eat Well, Train Smart, and Be Kind to Your Body [with Kate Callaghan]
49:40

Aglaée interviews the holistic nutritionist, Kate Callaghan, to talk about how eating well, training smart, and being kind to your body can help you achieve hormonal balance, better health, and more happiness.

In this interview, Kate shares her story with hypothalamic amenorrhea and why she's so passionate about hormonal and women health. She tells us how she healed her hormones naturally, talks about the most common mistakes she sees women make with their food and training, and explains the strong connection between the gut and our hormones.

If you have hormones, you won't want to miss this one! :)

Enjoy the listen!

Kate Callaghan's bio:

Kate is a holistic nutritionist, dietitian, international speaker, personal trainer and mother of one, living in Wanaka, New Zealand. Kate is the author of the all-encompassing guide for optimising women's health and happiness "Holistic Nutrition: Eat Well, Train Smart & Be Kind to Your Body". Having experienced hormonal chaos and infertility, and managing to heal herself naturally, Kate is passionate about healing women’s hormones and fast-tracking them to health, happiness and hotness through nutrient-dense foods, rejuvenating movement, unconditional self-love, and mindful and sustainable practices. You can find Kate through her website www.theholisticnutritionist.com, or via her social media:

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Kate Callaghan

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Feb 14, 2017
#053: BIRTHFIT (fitness, nutrition, chiropractic, and mindset) with Dr. Lindsey Mathews, D.C.
01:01:56

Stephanie interviews Dr. Lindsey Mathews, D.C., BIRTHFIT founder, about the four pillars of BIRTHFIT (fitness, nutrition, chiropractic, and mindset) and how each of these pillars helps moms prepare for birth and postpartum. You'll learn how to take charge of your body and your decisions so you can have a more empowered pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. This interview is real, raw, and gets straight to the point. You'll walk away with actions steps that you can implement today to have a better birth.

Dr. Lindsey Mathews, DC's bio:

Dr. Lindsey Mathews, DC is the founder and CEO of BIRTHFIT. Lindsey is a chiropractor that specializes in the biomechanics and movement patterns of the human body, while also restoring mechanical integrity of the nervous system. Dr. Lindsey believes that we are born to move and that movement is life. On the field, behind the screen, and everyday, Dr. Lindsey has witnessed the endless capabilities of the human body. Her path has lead her to her Venice, CA, where she leads BIRTHFIT HQ, practices chiropractic, and coaches at DEUCE Gym, a strength and conditioning school. Lindsey believes that discipline is freedom and that showing up for your self is the most important first step. Dr. Lindsey was born to lead BIRTHFIT, a rockstar movement aimed at educating and empowering women through their motherhood transition.

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Jan 31, 2017
#052: VBACs (preparation, recovery, advice) with Elizabeth Quinn
49:33

Join Stephanie as she interviews Elizabeth Quinn, mom of four and ICAN chapter leader, to discuss vaginal birth after cesearan (VBACs). You'll be inspired by Elizabeth's story and learn about VBAC safety, concerns, preparation, and strategies for healing physically and emotionally from your past birth(s). She also shares her favorite resources to help moms learn about their options and provides advice on finding a supportive provider.

Elizabeth Quinn's bio:

Elizabeth Quinn and her husband, Percy are raising their children in Jackson, Mississippi. They have four children: daughters Chesley, 7 years old, Anders 5 years old, and Adella 2.5 years old and they just welcomed their son on July 1, Sims McCallum. Elizabeth had a unnecessary section with her first child and a repeat section with her second before finding ICAN. It was with the support of her ICAN chapter that she went for and achieved a vba2c with her third and fourth children. She is chapter leader of ICAN of Jackson, Mississippi and active in the birth community there.

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Jan 17, 2017
#051: Feminine Super Power Year [with Christine Arylo]
01:03:27

Join Aglaée as she interviews Christine Arylo to talk about your Inner Mean Girl(s) might have been running your past year and how to access your Inner Wisdom (yes, you have it) to start the coming year. Christine also share her favorite daily morning practice and gives you some double dares that I also dare you to take in 2017! <3 

Enjoy the listen! :)

Christine Arylo's bio:

Christine Arylo is a women’s leadership advisor, transformational speaker and best selling author who leads retreats, workshops and programs for women and girls around the world. She combines her 15 years of corporate MBA experience with her 15 years of spiritual study of the divine feminine, yogic and earth based wisdom traditions, to teach women how to live and lead their lives, businesses and relationships the "feminine way,” professionally successful and personally sustainable and satisfying. Arylo is also the founder of the Path of Self Love School which has taught self-love, self compassion and self empowerment to over 35,000 women and girls on every continent.  You can connect with Christine at www.ChristineArylo.com or tune into her weekly podcast Feminine Power Time at FemininePowerTime.com.

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Christine Arylo

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[3:08] Christine Arylo's bio

[4:22] Welcome Christine!

[4:49] Have your Inner Mean Girls been running your past year?

[9:35] Take the quiz and find out about your Inner Mean Girls
Do you have a Doing Addict? Comparison Queen? Achievement Junkie? Worrywart? All of them?

[19:30] How to "get rid" of your Inner Mean Girl(s)!

[21:51] How to start connecting to your own Inner Wisdom
(yes, I promise you have it! :) )

[25:55] Motivation with compassion vs from fear?
Isn't that an excuse to stay stuck where I am (or permission to get even worse)? 

[33:15] Christine's favorite simple practice to start your morning 

[49:49] Christine's double dare for the new year

[1:00:42] Where to find Christine Arylo
(website, books, Feminine Power Time podcast, programs and rituals)

[1:02:36] Outro

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Jan 03, 2017
#050: Against Doctor's Orders [incredibly inspiring story with Ali Barton]
01:03:30

Join Aglaée as she interviews Ali Barton who tells her incredibly inspiring story. This is a MUST listen! We also talk about organ donation, Ali's surrogate pregnancy, the biggest lesson she wants to teach her kids, how her mindset kept her going and how she gives us permission to complain and not compare our struggles. <3

Enjoy the listen! :)

Ali Barton's bio:

   Ali Barton is a licensed psychotherapist and wellness coach with a private practice outside of Boston, Ma. Currently, her most important job is a stay at home mom to her son Ethan, who was born months before Ali had her heart transplant in the summer of 2014. Ali has always been interested in health and real food, especially after getting sick with multiple autoimmune diseases related to undiagnosed celiac disease in 2011 – Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and ulcerative colitis. When Ali got pregnant  with her doctor's approval in 2014, her autoimmune disease spiraled out of control, and her heart went into failure due to a rare condition called endomyocardial fibrosis. Doctors recommended Ali to end her pregnancy at 21 weeks, and she refused to do so. Her son Ethan was born prematurely at 31, and is thriving today! She had her heart transplant  when Ethan was six months old.

     After her experience, Ali wrote a book called "Against Doctor's Orders", where she tells her story, and also talks about trusting your gut and advocating for yourself in a medical setting. The book will be published in 2017. She blogs at www.aliweinbergbarton.com. When Ali is seeing clients, she specializes in working with women with mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, and with those who have chronic health conditions that impact their mood and functioning.

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Ali Barton and her family

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:15] Aglaée's updates

[9:26] Ali Barton's bio

[11:13] Welcome Ali! Let's hear her story!

[16:10] Diagnosed with multiple autoimmune conditions

[18:07] Her battle with infertility and pregnancy complications

[20:14] Finally some answers about her heart condition
and the moment she was told to end her pregnancy at 21 weeks

[26:00] Ethan is born and being away from him for the first 36 hours

[29:03] Ali needs a heart transplant!

[39:04] How Ali gives us permission to complain
and NOT compare our struggles, emotions and pain

[45:25] What was the scariest part of Ali's story?

[47:48] How our MINDSET can make all the difference!

[50:57] Ali's surrogate pregnancy

[53:20] The biggest lesson Ali wants to teach her kids
and a few words about the importance of organ donation

[54:40] Ali's book "Against Doctor's Orders"
and where to find her blog and updates

[58:50] *** ORGAN DONATION ***
check the box or use the app!!! <3

[1:02:39] Outro

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Dec 20, 2016
#049: BLW in the kitchen [recipes and tips with Jessica Coll]
45:08

Join Aglaée as she interviews registered dietitian and BLW expert Jessica Coll to talk about Baby-Led Weaning and share practical tips and even recipes for you and your little ones. More specifically, we cover the introduction of meat, how to ensure babies get enough iron, how to introduce leafy greens BLW-style and how to make eating out easier.

Enjoy the listen! :)

Jessica Coll's bio:

Jessica Coll is obsessed with food. That is probably why she spent more than a thousand hours studying breasts. In addition to being a registered dietitian, she became a lactation consultant because breastmilk is a human being’s very first experience with food. Listen to this: everyone’s first real relationship is with food, from the womb to the spoon. For lots of us in North America, that relationship is troubled from day one. This is a story most people are trying to rewrite for the rest of their lives.

As a parent, you are in the most powerful position to help your baby transform this relationship into a love story. One that nourishes the body and the spirit.  When Jessica was six months old, her staple food was canned soup. She wants to make sure no human being has to suffer through this.

This is part of the reason why she created the BLW Online Course where she guides parents in this new adventure.  Get 50% off the lifetime access of Jessica’s Baby Led Weaning online course by entering the code REALFOODMAMAS at blw.jessicacoll.com).

Jessica Coll, RD and BLW expert
Jessica Coll, RD and BLW expert

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:35] Aglaee's update

[6:00] Jessica's bio

[7:42] Welcome Jessica!

[8:57] How Jessica found out about BLW and then became an expert!

[13:40] How to introduce meat for babies
and ensure they get enough iron

[25:40] How to introduce leafy greens

[32:10] Eating out and doing BLW with your little one

[37:10] Recommended products to do BLW

[40:02] Jessica's BLW Online Course and where to find
more about Jessica (links in the shownotes)

[44:17] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

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Dec 06, 2016
048: Yoga for moms with Amelia Barnes (and a few words about baby loss and ICP)
51:43

Join Aglaée as she interviews Amelia Barnes to first talk about the benefits of yoga for moms and the important role yoga has played in her life, including during both of her pregnancies and postpartum periods.

In the second part of the interview, you will learn about Amelia's incredibly inspiring story with her first baby, Landon, unexpectedly passing away only 4 days after he was born and how he saved his sister's life.

Enjoy the listen! :)

Amelia Barnes's bio:

Amelia Kathryn Barnes is a yoga teacher, retreat facilitator and small business owner. She teaches at Moksha Yoga Winnipeg and is a guide at the yoga and wellness website oneOeight.com. She is also the creator of PranaVidaStyle, a unique line of inspired and Canadian-made yoga apparel.

Amelia lives in Winnipeg, Canada with her husband Justin, daughter Lily and their big white mutt Cody.

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Amelia Barnes

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[3:27] Welcome Amelia! - Let's talk about yoga for moms!
How she got started with yoga
Pros and cons of practicing at home vs at a studio

[8:27] Yoga beyond the physical practice

[11:25] Yoga for better immunity

[12:40] Yoga as a tool to reconnect to our bodies

[14:10] Anxiety about going to a yoga studio for the 1st time!!!

[17:35] Yoga and body image / self-acceptance

[22:10] Amelia's 3 favorite poses for moms

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[27:05] Landon's story

[33:10] Tips for moms dealing with baby loss

[37:30] Amelia's thoughts on "letting go" vs "setting free"

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[39:44] Lily's story and why you need to know about ICP
(ICP stands for Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy)

[50:15] Where to find more about Amelia

[51:00] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

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Nov 22, 2016
#047: High-Risk Pregnancies [with Parijat Deshpande]
54:17

Join Aglaée as she interviews Parijat Deshpande about high-risk pregnancies and the importance of emotional health and stress reduction during that crucial time of your life.

Whether you are experiencing a high-risk pregnancy or not, please give this episode a listen so you can share it with the moms who need it and I promise you'll also learn a few practical tips to apply to your life today (pregnant or not!).

Enjoy the listen! :)

Parijat Deshpande's bio:

Parijat Deshpande is the leading perinatal wellness expert who specializes in working with women during a high-risk pregnancy. She educates and guides women on how to manage their stress and anxiety so they can have healthier pregnancies, decrease their risk of preterm birth and give their baby a healthy start to life. Parijat is a clinically trained therapist, a women’s wellness expert and an experienced speaker on the impact of stress on health and wellness. She has over 4 years of experience as a Psychology Lecturer UC Berkeley and is the founder of MySahana, a South Asian mental health nonprofit. Parijat is also a certified wellness coach, a certified stress management coach and a certified marriage educator.

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Parijat Deshpande

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:30] Aglaée's updates

[10:33] Parijat's bio

[11:40] Welcome Parijat!  (learn more about her high-risk pregnancy)

[17:04] Top 3 mistakes women with a high-risk pregnancy make

[25:25] How emotional health and stress can impact the baby and pregnancy

[30:00] Concrete (and fun!) tips to deal with stress

[33:20] How self-help tools can actually INCREASE anxiety!

[35:55] Forgetting about self-care activities during a high-risk pregnancy!

[38:33] How to ENJOY your pregnancy, even if it's a high-risk pregnancy

[40:30] Practical tips for stressful appointments and testing

[45:11] Parijat's 0pinion about meditation

[46:36] Tips for bed rest during pregnancy

[50:40] Statistics about high-risk pregnancies

[51:37] Where to find more about Parijat

[53:25] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

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Nov 08, 2016
#46: The Fourth Trimester [with Lisa Chin]
45:09

Join Aglaée as she interviews Lisa Chin to learn more about her best tips for the fourth trimester. In this episode, we talk about a lot of interesting and time-proven Chinese traditions as well as concrete practical tips to get the nutrition your need for your postpartum recovery in today's modern world.

And don't forget to sign up for her Fourth Trimester Summit happening Nov 8-18, 2016!

Enjoy the listen! :)

Lisa Chin's bio:

Lisa Chin is a holistic mama to a happy two year old girl. Motherhood has profoundly changed who she is, how she sees the world and the mark she wants to leave. She seeks to live an inspired life of mothering, writing, and pursuing what calls to be created. When she's not wrangling spreadsheets or her toddler, she can be found writing for her blog, Lisa for Real (lisaforreal.com), where she share her thoughts on fierce femininity, eureka moments and lessons in self-awareness.

Her latest project is the Fourth Trimester Summit where Lisa interviews over 40 experts in women's health, infant development and mental health who share their knowledge so new moms can create their ideal postpartum experience.

Lisa Chin
Lisa Chin

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:44] Updates on Steph and her new little boy!

[4:10] Lisa Chin's bio

[6:45] Welcome Lisa!

[9:00] Hot vs cold during the postpartum period

[10:42] Defining the fourth trimester

[11:56] Not washing for 30 days?

[15:59] Heating foods for postpartum healing

[20:45] Actionable tips to support your postpartum recovery

[24:15] Placenta: do you have to eat it or not?

[26:28] Lisa's Fourth Trimester Summit

[33:09] Lisa's top 3 tips for the postpartum periods

[41:18] Where to find Lisa and access her facebook group

[44:19] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

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Oct 25, 2016
#45: Stephanie's Postpartum Plan
28:39

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they talk about Stephanie's postpartum plan

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:35] Happy 2nd birthday to our boys!

[2:33] Final preparation before giving birth

[6:26] Stephanie's birth

[8:18] Stephanie's reasons for choosing a homebirth

[12:08] What to do with other kids during labor

[16:03] Practical tips to help older children adjust to the transition

[20:04] Foods for the postpartum period

[23:00] What Stephanie plans to do differently this time

[28:08] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

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Oct 11, 2016
#44: Stephanie's second pregnancy
37:11

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they talk about Stephanie's second pregnancy, how it's different than her first, what she's been eating, her exercise routine, her supplements and her best tips for first time and second time moms.

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:39] Updates on Stephanie's pregnancy

[3:50] How her second pregnancy is different than the first (by trimester)

[15:01] Successes during this pregnancy

[18:22] Struggles during this pregnancy

[19:50] Stephanie's pregnancy diet

[23:51] Stephanie's exercise routine

[27:07] Stephanie's supplementation

[30:28] Tips for first time moms

[32:39] Tips for second time moms

[36:20] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

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Sep 27, 2016
#43: Nourishing & Nurturing Your Marriage
41:54

Join Aglaée as she interviews Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby about a very important topic that is not directly related to nutrition but that can make a tremendous impact on your health and that of the whole family: your marriage (or any other kinds of relationships)! 

In this episode, you'll learn about how becoming parents can affect your marriage (although you might already have noticed it yourself!), what common pitfalls to avoid, strategies to better nourish and nurture your marriage and when to know you need professional help.

Enjoy the listen! :)

 

Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby's bio:

Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a board certified life coach, and the founder and clinical director of Growing Self Counseling and coaching in Denver, Colorado. Though her practice is based in Denver she works with clients all over the US and internationally through online video. She's also the host of the Love, Happiness and Success podcast, and award-winning author of "Exaholics: Breaking your addiction to an Ex Love.

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          Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:15] Aglaée's updates

[5:38] Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby's bio

[8:30] Welcome!

[9:00] How becoming parents affect marital relationships

[11:52] Common pitfalls new parents face

[16:58] Strategies for couples to be on the same page

[22:50] The balance between flexibility and structure

[28:20] A new approach to conflicts

[33:18] Signs it's time to get professional help 

[41:04] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

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Sep 13, 2016
#42: Q&A Episode [Controversial Foods During Pregnancy: Liver + Kombucha]
30:34

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they answer questions about controversial foods during pregnancy, specifically liver and kombucha!

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:08] Steph's updates

[3:52] Aglaée's updates

[8:35] Question:
Is liver safe during pregnancy?

[21:45] Question:
Is kombucha safe during pregnancy?

[29:40] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

 
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Aug 30, 2016
#41: Q&A Episode [Formula Options + Milk Alternatives]
36:32

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they answer questions about formula options and milk alternatives. :)

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:55] Steph's updates

[8:24] Aglaée's updates

[13:02] Question:
What is the best formula option for my daughter who is weaning?

[25:23] Question:
What is the best milk replacement for kids?

[35:38] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

 
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Aug 16, 2016
#040: Q&A Episode [prenatals & 1st trimester nutrition]
34:05

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they answer questions about prenatals and first trimester nutrition. :)

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:04] Steph's updates

[8:02] Aglaée's updates

[9:31] Question:
What prenatal vitamins is best? Are they really necessary?

[24:02] Question:
What are your best tips for first trimester nutrition?

[33:03] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

 
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Aug 02, 2016
#039: Q&A Episode: Healthy eating on a budget
37:58

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Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they do a long overdue Q&A episode! Today, they only cover one question but it's a good one. ;)

Listen their many very useful and practical tips to help you and your family eat real food frugally. They cover how to save money on your protein, produce and other real food, in addition to many other ways to make more room in your budget for what matters the most to you.

Enjoy the listen and let us know what your best tips are to eat healthy on a budget! :)
(in the comments below or over here on facebook)

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:55] Steph's updates

[10:50] Aglaée's updates

[13:13] Question: What are your best tips to eat real food for your family frugally?

[37:10] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

 Disclaimer

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Jul 19, 2016
#038: Sleep & Autoimmunity for Busy Moms with Dr. Sarah Ballantyne
01:02:46

Join us as Aglaée interviews Dr. Sarah Ballantyne to learn more about the importance of preventing autoimmune conditions for moms and their family. In this episode, you'll also get answers to the million dollar question "How can mom improve their sleep?" and many practical steps to make it happen. 

Enjoy the listen and don't forget to check out Sarah's Go To Bed program!:)

Dr. Sarah Ballantyne’ bio:

Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. is the creator of the award-winning online resource www.ThePaleoMom.com; cohost of the syndicated top-rated The Paleo View Podcast; New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Approach, The Paleo Approach Cookbook and The Healing Kitchen, and creator of the online program Go To Bed. Sarah earned her doctorate degree in medical biophysics at the age of 26 and spent the next four years doing research on critical care medicine, innate immunity, gene therapy and cell biology, earning a variety of awards for research excellence along the way.  Sarah’s transition from academic researcher to stay-at-home mom to award-winning and internationally-recognized health advocate and educator was driven by her own health journey, which included losing 120 pounds and using both diet and lifestyle to mitigate and reverse a dozen diagnosed health conditions. As a scientist both by training and by nature, Sarah is deeply interested in understanding how the foods we eat interact with our gut barriers, immune systems, and hormones to influence health. Sarah’s innate curiosity goes further than just understanding diet and she is also deeply interested in the impact of lifestyle factors like sleep, stress and activity. Her passion for scientific literacy and her talent for distilling scientific concepts into straightforward and accessible explanations form the foundation of her work and her dedication to improving public health. Learn more by checking out Sarah’s website, podcast and books. You can also find Sarah on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope and Pinterest.

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Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, aka The Paleo Mom

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:27] Dr. Sarah Ballantyne's bio

[4:19] Real Food Mamas Updates

[6:44] Welcome Sarah!

[9:11] How fatigue, brain fog, memory loss, joint pain and other symptoms
usually attributed to "aging" could actually be an autoimmune conditions

[17:02] How lifestyle factors can help you feel better
by preventing and controlling autoimmunity

[17:53] How to know if you're at risk
(hint: being a woman puts you at risk!)

[27:10] Which lifestyle factor is the most important?
Diet, supplements, movement, stress management or sleep?

[34:11] The million dollar question:
How can moms get enough sleep?

[39:18] How to get your "me time" AND go to bed early

[40:26] How to maximize napping (short vs long naps)

[42:47] How moms need to let go and ask for help
(how our expectations and that of society is hurting our health!)

[47:38] How much sleep do you really need?
(hint: it is NOT that individual)

[50:43] Sarah's top 3 easy action steps for moms to sleep better

[59:38] Where to find more about Sarah and the Go To Bed Program

[1:01:55] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

 
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Jul 05, 2016
#037: Self-care for busy moms
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Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they talk about their daily routines and how they both make sure to include time for self-care on a regular basis. Many moms feel guilty and selfish for taking time for themselves and create boundaries, but it is a true necessity for all moms. Including you! :)

In this episode, you'll see how starting our routine the night makes a big difference. You'll also hear many different examples and see that there is no one right way to incorporate more self-care into your days. Hopefully this episode will give you the inspiration and motivation to make sure you give yourself the time and space to take a break from your many roles (mom, wife, professional...) for a few hours a week so you can breathe and just be yourself.

Enjoy the listen and let us know what your self-care practice looks like! :)
(in the comments below or over here on facebook)

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:42] Steph's updates

[4:38] Aglaée's updates

[13:50] Tips to establish a daily routine

[17:54] Steph's daily routine

[31:44] Steph's self-care practice

[34:02] Aglaée's daily routine

[39:49] Aglaée's self-care practice

[46:20] Our final tips to make your self-care practice work for you

[55:10] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

 
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Jun 21, 2016
#036: Red Meat, Eating Local and Sustainability with Diana Rodgers
55:56

Join us as we talk about everything sustainability!
In this episode, Aglaée interviews Diana Rodgers.

Learn about simple and easy steps you can take towards a more sustainable life, how red meat can be good for your health and the environment and how to source better quality foods locally.

We have the power to save the world with the food we put on your plate, so let's get started today. Enjoy the listen!:)

Diana Rodgers’ bio:

Diana Rodgers is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner living on a working organic farm outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She has written two books and hosts the Sustainable Dish podcast where she interviews experts in eco-living, nutrition, and food production. On her blog, SustainableDish.com, Diana shares recipes and information on living a more sustainable life. She sees patients in person and via Skype.

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Diana Rodgers, NTP, RD

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:49] Updates and the importance of self-care!

[5:47] Diana Rodgers' bio and overview of today's episode

[9:36] How Diana got interested in nutrition and food production
and how her family created a sustainable lifestyle on their organic farm

[20:31] Red meat and cancer: what's the bottom line?

[29:22] Is grain-fedmeat an option if you can't afford grass-fed beef?

[34:40] Diana's top 3 tips to make our life more sustainable

[39:46] How to feel more confident with your farmer and ask the right questions

[45:38] Coffee, chocolate, bananas... does Fair Trade really make a difference?

[50:50] Diana's advice to fix yourself first and then continue taking baby steps

[52:21] How Diana got through the RD (registered dietitian)'s
conventional nutrition program knowing all she knows

[53:53] Where to find Diana Rodgers (and work with her)

[55:05] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

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Jun 07, 2016
#35: Healthy Eating for Busy Moms
48:34

Join us as we share our favorite tips to eat healthy even as busy moms!

In this episode, Stephanie and Aglaée share their secrets to eat healthy foods while running around a toddler and working. Learn about our must-have ingredients and convenience foods in the kitchen, how we plan our meals, how we batch cook, how we make our time in the kitchen more enjoyable and our top 3 favorite quick and simple meals that can be put together in fewer than 5 minutes!

We share lots of personal examples and practical tips. Enjoy the listen!:)

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:42] Our updates

[10:59] How we stock up our kitchen with real food

[25:38] How we plan our meals for the week

[34:39] How batch cooking can save you time during the week

[37:50] How to make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable

[40:40] Our 3 favorite quick go-to meals

[48:00] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

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May 24, 2016
#034: Picky Eaters with Danielle Binns, Part 2
38:07

Join us as we talk about picky eaters! In this two part episode, Stephanie interviews Pediatric Nutritionist & Picky Eating Expert and Certified Nutrition Practitioner Danielle Binns.

On this episode, Danielle discusses picky eaters that are on the bottom of growth charts. You’ll also learn how to work with your pediatrician; problems with the traditional recommendations for gaining weight; reasons why a child may be underweight; protein requirements for kids and ways to ensure intake; why kids throw food on the floor and play with their food; how sign language can help picky eaters and so much more! You’ll walk alway from this episode equipped with tons of strategies for making healthy eating more fun and less stressful!

We share lots of personal examples and practical tips. Enjoy the listen!:)

Danielle Binns’ bio:

Danielle Binns (CNP) is a Pediatric Nutritionist & Picky Eating Expert.  More importantly, she’s a mom who gets it.  Motherhood is difficult in its own right.  But when your child doesn’t eat well, mom’s naturally worry.  Danielle’s first daughter was an extremely picky eater and mealtimes were a constant stress.  Today her daughter is thriving and one of the most adventurous kids at the dinner table.

With qualifications in Holistic Nutrition and Children’s Feeding, Danielle knows firsthand how to transform picky eaters into healthy eaters.  Her evidence-based strategies & “Picky Eater Protocol” changed mealtimes forever for many families, including her own.  Danielle also has a special place in her heart for ‘little ones’ who are underweight – like her daughter – and offers programs to help them thrive.  Understanding the stress that comes with raising a picky eater, she is equally committed to helping moms achieve health and happiness.  So they too can start seeing motherhood in a bright and colourful way.

You can read Danielle’s story and learn about her holistic programs for moms and “little ones” at www.daniellebinns.com.

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:55] Danielle Binns’ bio

[3:10] Concerns about picky eaters who are on the bottom of growth charts

[6:00] Other considerations parents need to look at outside of growth charts

[7:15] Strategies for those that are on the bottom of growth charts

[11:10] How to work with your pediatrician 

[12:10] The problem with traditional recommendations for gaining weight

[15:15] Reasons why a child may not be gaining weight

[16:50] How much protein kids need and strategies to ensure adequate consumption

[20:05] The deal with kids throwing food on the floor and playing with their food 

[25:20] How sign language can help picky eaters

[27:55] Danielle’s top tips for making mealtime less stressful and more fun 

[32:45] Action steps you can implement right now!

[35:10] Fun products for kids and picky eaters

[36:10] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  • www.daniellebinns.com
  • Free “Picky Eating” CheatsheetDanielle has created a special freebie for the Real Food Mama listeners which walks you through the 3 steps to fixing your daily mealtime routine which is one of the most common mistakes parents make with picky eaters.  You can find it here!
  • Danielle’s Picky Eater ProtocolWe also wanted all the moms with picky eaters here to know that Danielle’s 8 week online course called the Picky Eater Protocol – is relaunching in May.  What’s so awesome about this program is that she provides a step-by-step solution to help your child eat better using evidence-based strategies.  The Picky Eater Protocol has changed mealtimes (and lives) for many families with picky eaters. If you’re ready to turn your picky eater into a healthy eater, head over to www.daniellebinns.com/pickyeater to learn more.
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  • Aglaée’s blog
  • Stephanie’s website
 
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May 10, 2016
#033: Picky Eaters with Danielle Binns, Part 1
39:37

Join us as we talk about picky eaters! In this two part episode, Stephanie interviews Pediatric Nutritionist & Picky Eating Expert and Certified Nutrition Practitioner Danielle Binns.

On this first episode, Danielle shares her inspiring story of how she helped her picky eater become an adventurous eater. You'll also learn how to identify if your child is a "picky eater," a "problem eater," or is just going through a phase; how mom's diet while pregnant and nursing can influence a child's taste preferences; what "typical" eating looks like for a child; what Danielle's kids eat; and common mistakes parents make with picky eaters. You'll walk alway from this episode equipped with tons of strategies for making healthy eating more fun and less stressful!

We share lots of personal examples and practical tips. Enjoy the listen!:)

Danielle Binns’ bio:

Danielle Binns (CNP) is a Pediatric Nutritionist & Picky Eating Expert.  More importantly, she’s a mom who gets it.  Motherhood is difficult in its own right.  But when your child doesn’t eat well, mom’s naturally worry.  Danielle’s first daughter was an extremely picky eater and mealtimes were a constant stress.  Today her daughter is thriving and one of the most adventurous kids at the dinner table.

With qualifications in Holistic Nutrition and Children’s Feeding, Danielle knows firsthand how to transform picky eaters into healthy eaters.  Her evidence-based strategies & “Picky Eater Protocol” changed mealtimes forever for many families, including her own.  Danielle also has a special place in her heart for ‘little ones’ who are underweight – like her daughter – and offers programs to help them thrive.  Understanding the stress that comes with raising a picky eater, she is equally committed to helping moms achieve health and happiness.  So they too can start seeing motherhood in a bright and colourful way.  

You can read Danielle’s story and learn about her holistic programs for moms and “little ones” at www.daniellebinns.com.

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:22] Steph's updates

[5:45] Danielle Binns' bio

[7:25] Danielle's inspiring story about her picky eater

[16:10] How to know if your child is a picky eater, if it’s a phase, and when you need to address the issue

[17:45] The difference between “problem eaters” and "picky eaters”’

[20:32] How mom’s diet while pregnant and nursing influences taste preferences

[22:25] What “typical” eating looks like for a child

[24:10] A typical day of eating for Danielle’s kids

[29:00] The most common mistakes parents make with picky eaters

[34:20] Strategies for making healthy eating fun

[37:25] Outro

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  • www.daniellebinns.com
  • Free "Picky Eating" CheatsheetDanielle has created a special freebie for the Real Food Mama listeners which walks you through the 3 steps to fixing your daily mealtime routine which is one of the most common mistakes parents make with picky eaters.  You can find it here!
  • Danielle's Picky Eater ProtocolWe also wanted all the moms with picky eaters here to know that Danielle's 8 week online course called the Picky Eater Protocol - is relaunching in May.  What's so awesome about this program is that she provides a step-by-step solution to help your child eat better using evidence-based strategies.  The Picky Eater Protocol has changed mealtimes (and lives) for many families with picky eaters. If you're ready to turn your picky eater into a healthy eater, head over to www.daniellebinns.com/pickyeater to learn more.
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  • Stephanie’s website
 
 
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Apr 26, 2016
#032: Adrenal Fatigue for Tired Moms
47:03

Join us as we discuss everything related to adrenal fatigue (or HPA axis dysfunction to be more precise). In this episode, Aglaée interviews registered dietitian and co-creator of My Paleo Rehab for Adrenal Fatigue Program Laura Schoenfeld. 

Learn what the HPA axis is and how it works in your body, see if you have some of the common signs and symptoms, discover easy ways to tweak your diet to better support your adrenals, which supplements to add and other simple but effective lifestyle strategies to have more energy to do everything real food mamas like us do to care for ourselves and all of our family! 

A lot of the info shared in this podcast might actually surprise you. Enjoy the listen! :)

 

Laura Schoenfeld's bio:

Laura Schoenfeld is a registered dietitian trained in functional medical nutrition therapy. She helps her clients identify and implement diet and lifestyle changes that will allow them to live their healthiest, fittest, symptom-free life, without being consumed by thoughts of food and exercise. She loves hikes with her dog, beach trips, live music, and heavy weight training. Find her at www.ancestralizeme.com.

Laura Schoefeld
Laura Schoenfeld, RD

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:57] Aglaée's updates

[3:55] Laura Schoenfeld's bio

[4:27] Adrenal fatigue and HPA axis dysfunction explained

[9:00] Signs and symptoms: do you have any of these?

[14:44] Why moms are more at risk of adrenal fatigue?

[18:52] Small but impactful changes for better adrenal health

[24:50] Why all moms need to eat more calories and carbs!

[30:33] Is meditation necessary (and realistic) for moms?

[35:20] Smart supplementation (including tips for pregnant and nursing mamas)

[42:05] Laura's adrenal fatigue program (My Paleo Rehab Program)

[47:02] Outro 

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

 
 
Disclaimer
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Apr 12, 2016
#031: The first trimester
41:37

We have exciting news for you! Join us to hear the special news and listen to our topic of the week, the first trimester.

In this episode, we share our stories about navigating the emotional and physical challenges associated with the first trimester. You'll hear us discuss the struggles we faced, what we did to overcome the symptoms (morning sickness and fatigue), and additional challenges for moms of multiples.

We also provide a few words of wisdom as well as suggestions on what we would do differently for future babies. If you're a mama-to-be, are currently in your first trimester, or enjoy reminiscing about your pregnancy, you'll enjoy this one!

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:52] Steph's Updates

[5:15] Aglaee's Updates

[8:26] Steph's First Trimester Story (first baby)

[15:15] Steph's First Trimester Story (second baby)

[23:35] Aglaee's First Trimester Story

[37:00] Things we would do differently in the first trimester

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Shownotes:

 
 
Disclaimer
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Mar 29, 2016
#030: A Natural Approach to Fertility
46:10

In this episode, Stephanie interviews Bridgit Danner to talk about natural approaches to fertility such as acupuncture, chiropractic work, herbs, nutrition, and more! Bridgit also opens up and shares her struggle with postpartum depression and what helped her get through it. If you're interested in learning about holistic therapies, this is the show for you!

Have you used any of these alternative treatments while trying to conceive or while you were pregnant? Was this episode helpful? Let us know in the comments below or reach us on our Facebook page.

Bridgit Danners’s bio:

Bridgit Danner runs an online women’s health community called Women’s Wellness Collaborative.  Through this community, she interviews experts in women's health through blogs, videos, podcasts and online summits.

Bridgit Danner practiced Chinese Medicine for nearly 12 years and has performed over 12,000 treatments. She is also a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner.  She has worked extensively in the fertility field, and has worked with many professional women in helping them find health within their busy lives.

Bridgit became passionate about women’s health after her own postpartum health crisis.  With the help of life coaching, holistic nutrition, functional medicine and whole food cooking, she was able to recover from postpartum depression, epstein barr virus and adrenal dysregulation.  She loves to share the tools and skills she’s learned, along with the tools of other experts, to help women everywhere find the energy and balance they crave.

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Bridgit Danner talks about natural approaches to fertility!

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:07] Bridgit Danner’s bio

[2:08] Steph’s updates

[5:45] Bridgit's story 

[6:52] Bridgit's recovery from postpartum depression

[10:40] Natural approaches that help women improve their chances of conceiving

[14:45] How acupuncture can help moms with fertility and pregnancy

[23:30]How chiropractic work can help moms with fertility and pregnancy

[27:15] Herbs and supplements that may be helpful for fertility and pregnancy

[30:00] Bridgit's top tips for breastfeeding success

[37:15] Bridgit's diet philosophy

[28:30] 5 action steps moms can take to improve their chances of conceiving 

[43:45] Where to find more information about Bridgit and her upcoming hormones summit 

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Shownotes:

www.bridgitdanner.com

Free, online Women's Wellness Summit: Hormones!

 

Mar 15, 2016
#029: Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss
45:59

In this episode, Stephanie interviews Brittany Randolph to talk about the options women have while going through a pregnancy loss, what bereavement doulas do, what physical, mental, and emotional changes happen when going through a loss, how a woman's partner grieves, helpful and hurtful things to do and say to someone going through a loss, resources for moms going through a loss, and more!

Brittany Randolph’s bio:

Brittany Randolph is trained and certified through Stillbirthday as a birth and bereavement doula. She is also trained and certified through DONA  as a birth doula and is a Lamaze trained Childbirth Educator. Brittany is also certified with AFPA as a prenatal and postnatal personal trainer.

She has a passion for helping women, especially in the areas of pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care. She is married to her best friend and husband since 2010, and has 2 daughters who are the lights of their lives.

Brittany has given birth 3 times, and has suffered 6 losses. Her birth experiences include natural birth, epidural,induction and Pitocin augmentation, so she can empathize with women in various labor situations.

As a doula she runs her business by the philosophy of “A doula for every woman who wants one.” This means she is available for all types of birth scenarios, including natural, intervention-free births,water births, VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) births, epidural births, home births and c-section births and every birth in between.

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:15] Steph’s updates

[3:08] Brittany Randolph’s bio

[5:45] What got Brittany interested in doula work

[9:30] What is a bereavement doula?

[12:25] How bereavement doulas work with moms

[14:45] The different types of pregnancy loss

[16:37] The postpartum period after pregnancy loss

[19:22] Brittany's philosophy on why pregnancy loss happens

[22:05] What moms experience when going through a loss and how partners grieve

[25:45] The different types of grief

[28:30] How to help moms heal

[31:05] What to say and not to say to moms going through loss

[34:45] Ways to help support moms dealing with loss

[40:15] Where to find more about Brittany and how to work with a bereavement doula

Shownotes:

http://www.beyondthebump.biz/

www.stillbirthday.com

Book: Unspeakable Losses

Book: A Gift of Time

Book: Empty Arms

 

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Mar 01, 2016
#028: Fearless Fermentation for the Whole Family
37:22

Join us as we discuss how to improve your health with fermented foods, which include sauerkraut, kombucha, kefir, kimchi and yogurt.

In this episode, Aglaée interviews Sarah Ramsden and talk about what fermented foods are, how they can benefit your whole family and how to overcome your fear of making your own fermented foods. We also cover the safety of fermented foods for pregnant women, little ones and the whole family.

Which fermented foods have you tasted? And have you ever tried fermenting foods at home? Let us know in the comments below or reach us on our facebook page.

 

Sarah Ramsden's bio:

Sarah Ramsden is a Personal Coach and Nutritionist who believes that taking control of your health, is like a gateway drug for taking control of the rest of your life.

She is obsessed with fermented foods, and is the creator of “Fearless Fermentation”, where she provides online fermentation classes for beginners that dispel myths, and break through the worry of things going moldy. Her goal is to get fermented foods back on the dinner table as an everyday condiment.

In her work as a personal coach, she works with women who’ve won the battle with major health issues, but are left feeling like an imposter in their own life: out of place, everywhere they used to feel at home. Coached by a brain tumour survivor who’s been EXACTLY where they are, Sarah helps her clients stop wondering if they’re making the most of their second chance, and turn it into the most exciting and meaningful time of their life.

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Sarah Ramsden talks about Fearless Fermentation!

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:30] Aglaée's updates

[3:28] Sarah Ramsden's bio

[4:55] What got Sarah interested in fermented foods

[8:02] Fermentation vs rotting vs probiotics: what is the difference?

[13:44] List of foods that we can ferment at home

[15:15] The easiest ferment you should try first

[17:40] Differences between homemade vs store-bought sauerkraut

[19:55] Safety of fermented foods for pregnant women, babies and kids

[25:00] Benefits of fermented foods

[26:20] How to add fermented foods on your plate (and how much)

[27:27] Who should NOT have fermented foods

[29:30] Top 3 most important steps to improve your digestive health

[31:02] Most common mistake when trying to improve gut health

[32:56] Health hero of the year and post-recovery coaching

[34:57] Where to find more about Sarah

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Shownotes:

fearlessfermentation
 
 
Disclaimer
Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
Feb 16, 2016
#027: Q&A episode
45:52