Whole Mamas Podcast: Motherhood from a Whole30 Perspective

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
Episode #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
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 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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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 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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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 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.

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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!

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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.

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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

Enjoy the listen!

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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.

Enjoy the listen!

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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.

Enjoy the listen!

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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

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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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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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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

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

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

► Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

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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!

Shownotes:

 
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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!

Shownotes:

 
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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!

Shownotes:

 
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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!

Shownotes:

 
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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!

Shownotes:

 
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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!

Shownotes:

 
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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!

Shownotes:

 
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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:

 
Disclaimer
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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]
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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

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.
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!

Shownotes:

 
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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

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Shownotes:

 
Disclaimer
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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.
  • FLOR tiles
  • ezpz Happy mat
  • Aglaée’s blog
  • Stephanie’s website
 
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.
 
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.
  • FLOR tiles
  • ezpz Happy mat
  • Aglaée’s blog
  • Stephanie’s website
 
 
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 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
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 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
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 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

 

LOGO (2)

 

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.
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:

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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

Join us as we answer your questions! Aglaée and Stephanie reunite for this special Q&A episode. We may surprise you with some of our answers!

We discuss whether or not sushi is safe to eat while pregnant, things you can do to prepare (both mentally and physically) for a VBAC, and what babies supplies you actually need versus what society tells you that you need.

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:12] Steph's Updates

[6:12] Aglaée's Updates

[14:20] Question #1: Is sushi okay to eat while you're pregnant?

[20:40] Question #2: What are the best ways to prepare (mentally and physically) for a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean)?

[29:15] Question #3: What baby supplies do you actually need versus what society tells you that you need?

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Shownotes:

  • https://paleomag.wufoo.com/forms/z1gfa3te0l6q8tl/
  • http://www.mamanatural.com/vbac/
  • http://www.ican-online.org/
  • https://mamas.whole30.com/products-we-love/
  • http://rockyourhormones.com/products/
  • http://realfoodmamaspodcast.com/2016/01/19/026-body-image-for-moms/
  • http://www.Kellymom.com
  • http://www.acog.org/Resources-And-Publications/Practice-Bulletins/Committee-on-Practice-Bulletins-Obstetrics/Vaginal-Birth-After-Previous-Cesarean-Delivery
  • http://www.motherisk.org/prof/updatesDetail.jsp?content_id=925
 
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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 02, 2016
#026: Body Image for Moms
55:00

Join us in this episode where we discuss body image for moms with body image coach Summer Innanen.

Find out why moms are under such pressure to look a certain way and how to surround yourself with more positive messaging, how to find internal validation for your worthiness, how to stop comparing yourself, whether you should get rid of your scale and how to make time for self-care in your life for the betterment of yourself and your whole family.

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Summer Innanen's bio:

Summer Innanen is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and Body Image Coach, specializing in helping women break free of chronic dieting. She helps women all over the world to ditch their diet demons, amp up their confidence, and break free of deprivation and guilt through her private and group coaching at summerinnanen.com.

She is the best-selling author of Body Image Remix: Embrace your body and unleash the fierce confident woman within and creator of the 21 Step Body Image Remix, a life-changing 21 day program that helps women to build unabashed body confidence.

She is the host of Fearless Rebelle Radio, a podcast dedicated to empowering women to live life on their own terms.

You can get her free 10-day body confidence makeover at summerinnanen.com/freebies.

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:11] Aglaee's updates

[5:00] Summer's bio

[7:14] Interview begins!

[7:35] The best weight-loss diet in 2016!

[10:58] How to deal with the contradictory messages around us

[14:50] How to surround yourself with a more positive environment

[17:20] Body image during pregnancy vs the fourth trimester

[19:25] Getting rid of your scale?

[26:00] How to find worthiness from within rather than looking for external validation

[28:48] Self-care for moms for the betterment of everyone in your life!

[35:23] The myth of balance

[38:44] How to be who you are without comparing yourself

[42:10] Stop staying just, sorry, think, try and actually!

[46:33] Summer's 3 top tips to improve your body image today

[50:50] Where to find Summer and her awesome resources

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Shownotes:

Summer in the social medias:

Your homeworks:

  • Make a list of what makes you worthy
  • Make a list of what is more important to you than external validation

Instagram accounts to follow:

Other:

 

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.
Jan 19, 2016
#025: Natural Birth in the Hospital: Part 2
31:35

Join us as we talk about how to have a natural birth in the hospital!

In this episode, Stephanie interviews Cori Gentry, a certified childbirth educator, to discuss how to have a more “natural birth” in the hospital.

Women have a wide range of options when it comes to where they want to give birth and who they want on their birth team. Ultimately, the best choice is whatever mom and her family feel comfortable with.

We’ve talked about home births on past episodes, so today we want to open up the conversation and discuss hospital births. If a woman wants to have a natural birth, but feels more comfortable in the hospital, there are a few important things she needs to keep in mind.

This episode will help you feel more educated and empowered in the hospital whether or not a natural birth is your end goal.

 

cori

 

Cori Gentry’s bio:

Cori Gentry is the owner of Birth Chemistry Birth Classes and is a certified Birth Boot Camp natural childbirth educator and an Evidence Based Birth instructor. She offers 10 week natural childbirth classes, 6 week home birth preparation classes, and Evidence Based Birth workshops.

Through the stories of her mother and family members Cori grew up believing that natural birth was normal. After studying Early Childhood Education at California State Monterey Bay, she became a childcare provider in 2005 and was surprised by how common cesareans and epidurals were among her clients. No one seemed to believe natural birth was achievable, and her hopes for a natural birth were often met with “You’ll be begging for drugs!”

Cori married the pop punk rocker of her dreams in 2007, and on Valentine’s Day 2009 Eric and Cori were thrilled to find that we were pregnant. They immediately sought a comprehensive natural childbirth class and when they discovered there were none in the area, she knew she would someday offer one.

Cori and Eric now have four sons, Milo is 6, Ashley is 4, Indiana is 2, and Everett turns one today (Dec 22). Her births have been very different. She has birthed at 38 weeks and after 42 weeks, at three different local hospitals and at home, with doctors and midwives, medicated and natural.

Advocating for options and safety in childbirth is something Cori lives daily. She is the President of the Birth Network of Monterey County, Co-Leader of the International Cesarean Awareness Networks (ICAN) of Monterey County, and on the Board of Directors for Improving Birth. Cori’s website is birthchemistry.com.

 

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TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:14] Steph’s Updates

[3:08] Cori Gentry’s biography

[5:12] Why childbirth education is so important and what to look for in a class

[15:00] Important considerations when creating a birth plan

[22:23] Informed consent and women's rights during childbirth

[25:35] Strategies to be more comfortable in the hospital

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

SHOWNOTES:

  1. www.birthchemistry.com
  2. http://www.corigentry.com/birth-classes.html
  3. www.birthnetworkofmonterey.com
  4. www.improvingbirth.org
  5. http://birthmonopoly.com/allowed/

 

 

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Jan 05, 2016
#024: Natural Birth in the Hospital: Part 1
38:37

In this episode, Stephanie interviews Cori Gentry, a certified childbirth educator, to discuss how to have a more “natural birth” in the hospital.

Women have a wide range of options when it comes to where they want to give birth and who they want on their birth team. Ultimately, the best choice is whatever mom and her family feel comfortable with.

We’ve talked about home births on past episodes, so today we want to open up the conversation and discuss hospital births. If a woman wants to have a natural birth, but feels more comfortable in the hospital, there are a few important things she needs to keep in mind.

This episode will help you feel more educated and empowered in the hospital whether or not a natural birth is your end goal.

cori

 

Cori Gentry's bio:

Cori Gentry is the owner of Birth Chemistry Birth Classes and is a certified Birth Boot Camp natural childbirth educator and an Evidence Based Birth instructor. She offers 10 week natural childbirth classes, 6 week home birth preparation classes, and Evidence Based Birth workshops.

Through the stories of her mother and family members Cori grew up believing that natural birth was normal. After studying Early Childhood Education at California State Monterey Bay, she became a childcare provider in 2005 and was surprised by how common cesareans and epidurals were among her clients. No one seemed to believe natural birth was achievable, and her hopes for a natural birth were often met with "You'll be begging for drugs!"

Cori married the pop punk rocker of her dreams in 2007, and on Valentine's Day 2009 Eric and Cori were thrilled to find that we were pregnant. They immediately sought a comprehensive natural childbirth class and when they discovered there were none in the area, she knew she would someday offer one.

Cori and Eric now have four sons, Milo is 6, Ashley is 4, Indiana is 2, and Everett turns one today (Dec 22). Her births have been very different. She has birthed at 38 weeks and after 42 weeks, at three different local hospitals and at home, with doctors and midwives, medicated and natural. 

Advocating for options and safety in childbirth is something Cori lives daily. She is the President of the Birth Network of Monterey County, Co-Leader of the International Cesarean Awareness Networks (ICAN) of Monterey County, and on the Board of Directors for Improving Birth. Cori’s website is birthchemistry.com.

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TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:25] Steph's Updates

[3:12] Cori Gentry's biography

[5:42] The history of obstetrics and why things are they way they are today

[13:45] Differences between an OB and a midwife (training, philosophy on birth, etc.)

[19:20] Differences between the medical model of care and the midwifery model of care

[24:25] Tips for having a natural hospital birth 

[31:05] What a doula is and why you should consider getting one

 

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SHOWNOTES:

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  2. www.birthchemistry.com
  3. http://www.corigentry.com/birth-classes.html
  4. www.birthnetworkofmonterey.com
  5. www.improvingbirth.org
Dec 22, 2015
#023: Natural Remedies for Kids
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Join us as we talk about natural remedies for kids!

In this episode, Aglaée continue interviewing her birth doula and naturopathic doctor, Dr. Shivaune Wright, to learn more about natural ways to care for your little ones and the whole family.

We discuss natural remedies for:

  • colds & flus,
  • bumps & bruises,
  • cuts & scratches,
  • diaper rash,
  • gut bug, and
  • constipation.

We also have an important discussion about the role of fever that you will not want to miss!

Be prepared to learn a lot and make sure you grab your pen and notebook to take notes on how to build your own natural medicine cabinet.

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Dr Shivaune Wright's bio:

Dr Shivaune Wright is a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, and Birth Doula, registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Naturopathy from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, a rigorous 4-year full-time program, as well as an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Dr Wright has a general family practice in Ajax and East Toronto, with an interest in pregnancy & postpartum health, pediatrics, hormonal disturbances, stress management, digestive and immune health, detoxification, weight management, fertility. She is an active member of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors.

When she’s not furthering her knowledge of Naturopathic Medicine through courses and workshops, and working with patients in the clinic, Shivaune can be found raising her two young boys, experimenting in the kitchen, with dirty hands in the garden, traveling, biking, doing yoga and reading. She lives with her partner and their two children in the east end of Toronto.

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] intro

[5:10] start of part 2 of our interview with Dr Shivaune Wright

[5:39] colds & flus

[12:38] the benefits of fever and when to consult your doctor

[21:26] bumps & bruises

[23:25] cuts & scratches

[25:25] diaper rash

[27:20] gut bug

[28:55] constipation

[31:51] where to find Dr. Shivaune Wright

[33:19] outro

 

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Dec 08, 2015
#22: Natural ways to boost your family's immunity
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Join us as we talk about natural ways to boost your family's immunity! In this episode, Aglaée interviews her birth doula, Dr. Shivaune Wright, and discuss how the immune system works and what we can do to boost our immunity using foods and other natural strategies to keep the whole family healthy this winter and all year round.

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Dr Shivaune Wright's bio:

Dr Shivaune Wright is a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, and Birth Doula, registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Naturopathy from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, a rigorous 4-year full-time program, as well as an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Dr Wright has a general family practice in Ajax and East Toronto, with an interest in pregnancy & postpartum health, pediatrics, hormonal disturbances, stress management, digestive and immune health, detoxification, weight management, fertility. She is an active member of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors.

When she’s not furthering her knowledge of Naturopathic Medicine through courses and workshops, and working with patients in the clinic, Shivaune can be found raising her two young boys, experimenting in the kitchen, with dirty hands in the garden, traveling, biking, doing yoga and reading. She lives with her partner and their two children in the east end of Toronto.

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] intro

[3:23] Dr. Shivaune Wright's ]bio

[5:11] apologies for the sound quality!

[5:47] start of the interview

[6:44] how the immune system works

[10:00] nutrition tips to boost immunity

[15:11] the link between the gut and immunity  

[19:46] the role of food sensitivities

[20:50] probiotics and fermented foods!

[23:14] breastfeeding

[24:00] stress and your immune system

[27:05] castor oil tummy rubs

[29:50] vitamin D and omega-3 fats

[31:54] outro

 

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Nov 24, 2015
#021: Postpartum Weight Loss
40:17

Join us as we talk about postpartum weight loss! Stephanie and Aglaée understand the physical, mental, and emotional struggles surrounding postpartum body image and weight. Every mom is different and will experience this transition in their own unique way. 

On this episode, we break down myths about breastfeeding and weight loss, discuss hormonal implications for weight loss, share our personal stories, and provide strategies for healthy postpartum weight loss.

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[3:00] Stephanie's updates

[7:40] Aglaée's updates

[11:05] Intro to postpartum hormones

[17:30] Stephanie's story on postpartum weight loss

[25:05] Aglaée's story on postpartum weight loss

[33:20] 5 strategies for healthy postpartum weight loss

 

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Nov 10, 2015
#020 - Co-sleeping
45:03

Join Stephanie Greunke, MS, RD and Aglaée Jacob, MS, RD as they share their latest updates and adventures with co-sleeping. 

If you're feeling alone in your struggle to get sleep as a new mom or are second-guessing your choice to co-sleep, you won't want to miss this episode. Stephanie and Aglaée discuss their personal struggles and experimentation with various infant sleep methods. You'll learn sleep strategies that work the best for them, which result in less tears and more sleep for the entire family. 

TIMESTAMPS

[0:00] Intro

[2:23] Steph's Updates

[10:30] Aglaée's Updates

[21:00] Steph's baby sleep story

[33:30] Aglaée's baby sleep story

Oct 27, 2015
#019- Elimination Communication (EC or Infant Potty Training) with Andrea Olson
54:09

Join us in this episode as we learn more about EC (Elimination Communication) or infant potty training. Did you know that children are now in diapers until the age of 36-38 months today while they used to be potty trained before the age of 18 months back in 1957? Elimination communication is a gentle way to help your baby and toddler not only learn about how to get rid of diapers more quickly but most importantly to empower him or her to better communicate about the basic need to eliminate. Listen to our interview with Andrea Olson, a mom of 3 and an expert on the topic, to see how you can incorporate EC in your life.

Andrea Olson's bio: Andrea Olson, M.A., is a pioneer in helping parents reduce diaper dependence with any age child or baby, from birth through toddlerhood. She has her Master’s Degree in Psychology and presently lives in Asheville, NC, with her husband and children. She is author of three books: Go Diaper Free, a simple handbook for elimination communication for 0-18 month babies, The Tiny Potty Training Book, a simple guide to non-coercive potty training for toddlers 18 months and up, and the new Tiny Potty board book for children 6 months and up. She also created and sells a line of small children's underwear to support EC and early toilet training, called Tiny Undies.

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Learn about EC with Andrea Olson

TIMESTAMPS

[2:09] Aglaée's updates

[7:57] Andrea Olson's bio

[8:58] Introduction to EC (Elimination Communication)

[11:40] Andrea's EC experiences with her 3 babies

[18:04] Pottying in the past and other cultures

[20:54] What does it mean to be potty independent and potty trained?

[22:25] Average age for children to be potty trained nowadays

[23:32] Best age to start potty training

[24:38] Average potty trained age in 1957 before commercial diapers

[25:35] How EC and potty training differ with age
(0-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months vs 18+ months)

[28:45] How to fit EC in your busy schedule and doing EC part-time

[29:49] How EC is an integral part of parenting and life for Andrea

[33:30] Aglaée's difficulties with EC following a move and baby getting mobile (potty pauses, how to get back into a routine with EC and how to avoid teaching toddlers to pee on the floor)

[40:35] Recent rant from Andrea about how diapers shouldn't be used as a wearable toilet

[47:10] Cloth vs disposable diapers as back-up for EC families

[49:45] Andrea's website, books and podcast about going diaper free

[53:15] Outro

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Oct 13, 2015
#018: Diastasis Recti, Core, and Pelvic Floor with Wendy Powell from the MuTu System
41:27

Core and pelvic floor health is something that is often not considered during their pregnancy; however, during the postpartum period mom’s may notice that they still look pregnant, experience a little leaking when laughing or working out, or have pain in their back or lower body. It’s really important to address these issues to feel your very best! Wendy breaks down this complex topic and provides practical tips and inspiration. This is a must listen for pregnant women and women in the postpartum. Even if you don’t think you’re dealing with core or pelvic floor issues, you’ll want to tune into to understand how you can reduce or prevent problems in the future. We know you’ll love Wendy’s positive and empowering message!

 

Wendy’s Bio: 

Wendy is an expert in postpartum and postpregnancy exercise, and after working with thousands of women who suffer from Mummy Tummy (aka pregnancy belly and weak pelvic floor), she realized how misinformed most of them were, specifically when it came to exactly how their abdominal muscles change as a result of pregnancy. Which is why helping women to not only look and feel fabulous, but also to be strong, pain-free, supple and fully functional, continues to be her inspiration and motivation. Medically endorsed MuTu System is a 12-week program with a whole-body approach to alignment that can help help all moms, new and old, rebuild a foundation for a strong core with natural activation, a healthy pelvic floor, and will get them on the road to achieving their pre-baby body.

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Wendy Powell talks about diastasis recti, core, and pelvic floor health.

TIMESTAMPS:

[1:09] Stephanie’s Updates

[2:45] Wendy’s Introduction

[4:10] Wendy’s Story + Why she created the MuTu System

[7:30] Why core and pelvic floor problems are so prevalent

[8:55] Why you need to approach healing through a whole body approach vs. focusing on a few core exercises

[9:55] What diastasis recti is

[14:19] Why hernia surgeries may not work

[14:40] What exercises are safe and which are best to avoid

[18:30] How soon after birth can moms safely begin working on their core 

[20:05] The differences between what is common and what is normal. The deal with urinary incontinence postpartum.

[22:40] Diastasis recti and future pregnancies

[24:40] What tailbone pressure and pain could be a sign of and a simple step to help it

[29:08 ] Wendy’s top tips for healing the core and pelvic floor

[37:08] Info about the MuTu System

SHOWNOTES:

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Sep 29, 2015
#017: PCOS with Stefani Ruper
52:25

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Join us in this episode as we learn more about PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), one of the most prevalent hormonal imbalances and top cause of infertility and subfertility in women. This interview with Stefani Ruper from Paleo for Women will help you better understand what PCOS is, how to determine your personal PCOS type, the optimal way to eat with PCOS, how to balance your hormones naturally, if PCOS is reversible and the 3 top strategies to manage your PCOS symptoms and boost your fertility.

Stefani Ruper's bio: Stefani Ruper is the author of the best-selling paleo women’s health manifesto Sexy by Nature: The Whole Foods Solution to Radiant Health, Lifelong Sex Appeal and Soaring Confidence. She is the voice behind the Paleo for Women blog and The Paleo Women Podcast. Stefani holds degrees from Dartmouth College and Boston University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in philosophy at Oxford University in Oxford, England.

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TIMESTAMPS

[1:28] Stephanie's update

[6:10] Aglaée's update

[9:05] What is PCOS? - Signs, symptoms and diagnosis

[12:53] Risks of PCOS (in both overweight and normal-weight women!)

[16:16] The 4 main types of PCOS

[22:22] Natural ways to balance estrogen levels (high and low)

[26:22] Optimal way to eat with PCOS

[29:16] Menu example for PCOS

[32:00] Tracking calories and macronutrients

[35:41] Pregnancy and PCOS

[38:35] Is PCOS curable or reversible?

[41:22] Stefani's top 3 strategies for women with PCOS

[44:44] The connection between digestive health and PCOS

[46:09] Details about Stefani's website, books and programs

[51:30] Outro

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SHOWNOTES

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 15, 2015
#016: Making Baby/Toddler Food Fun and Easy with Rochelle Serna
53:18

Join us as we talk about fun, simple and creative way to nourish you baby and toddler. In this episode, we discuss food introduction, the differences between feeding an infant and a toddler, fun feeding products, tips and tricks for dining out, preventing fussy eaters and Rochelle's 3 top tips for successful infant & toddler feeding. For more about Baby-Led Weaning, we also suggest you have a listen to episode 014.

Rochelle's bio: Rochelle Serna is a nutritional therapist with a background in child & family development. She combines ancestral nutrition, the newest science, & a holistic approach to provide nourishing tools for natural fertility, pregnancy, & healthy babies.

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Rochelle's mama manifesto:

I'm not sure why people insist on telling me that I'm denying my son experiences, or that he'll sneak candy & junk food behind my back as soon as he's old enough to do so (saying it in a tone to hurt me?). By educating & implementing healthy eating practices with my son I am not depriving him. In fact, I'm giving him a gift. Not only will he be set up with the building blocks for a lifetime of health, but he will be able to make informed & educated choices about the food he eats & the way that he cares for his body for the rest of his life. He will have many, many wonderful experiences. He will taste many incredible foods. He will be given autonomy to choose what he wants to eat & do, & I will have the knowledge that he is not doing so blindly.

 

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Sep 01, 2015
#015: Gestational Diabetes with Lily Nichols
01:06:24

Join us as we discuss everything about gestational diabetes with Lily Nichols. In this episode, you'll learn about what it is, if you're at risk, the screening options, nutritional ketosis, why the conventional nutritional guidelines for gestational diabetes fail and how to eat to prevent and better control gestational diabetes. Don't miss out on this very important information because your blood sugar levels have a tremendous impact over your health and that of your baby. Be sure to share this podcast episode with any of your pregnant friends to raise awareness about the most effective and natural method to manage gestational diabetes.

Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist and Certified Pilates Instructor whose approach to nutrition embraces real food, integrative medicine, and mindfulness. Her popular blog, www.PilatesNutritionist.com, explores a variety of topics related to real food nutrition, digestive health, and pregnancy. Lily's book (and online program of the same name), Real Food for Gestational Diabetes, is the first to advocate for a nutrient-dense, lower carb diet for managing gestational diabetes.

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TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Welcome & Updates

[8:06] What is Gestational Diabetes

[9:05] Carbohydrate Intolerance and Insulin Resistance

[9:52] Who's at risk?

[15:24] Why the conventional nutrition approach for gestational diabetes doesn't work?

[21:31] Where does the mysterious 175 g of carbohydrates come from?

[26:12] Fear of fat in the medical community

[29:55] Screening Options for Gestational Diabetes

[35:41] Declining the test and possible consequences

[39:45] Is drinking the orange sugary drink dangerous during pregnancy?

[45:10] Nutritional Ketosis in Pregnancy

[52:47] Healthy Real Food Diet for Gestational Diabetes

[55:09] Sample Meal Plans for Gestational Diabetes

[57:50] 3 Top Strategies for Women with Gestational Diabetes (and women wanting to prevent it!)

[1:01:01] Online Gestational Diabetes Course with Lily

[1:05:30] Outro

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Aug 18, 2015
#014: Baby-Led Weaning with Dr. Salib-Huber
55:33

Join us as we discuss baby-led weaning and answer your questions about infant feeding! You'll find out when the best time is to introduce food, the benefits of baby-led weaning over traditional pureed food, the best first foods and foods to avoid, the science of and how to deal with choking and gagging, introducing allergens, how much to feed, how to manage solid intake with breastfeeding and formula, and more! Whether you are still waiting on introducing solid food or are currently introducing solids to your baby, you won't want to miss this informative and entertaining discussion!

TIMESTAMP:

Steph’s Updates [1:02]

Aglaée’s Updates [7:28]

Dr. Salib-Huber’s Bio [8:50]

What is baby-led weaning [10:30]

When is a baby ready for solid food? [11:45]

Gut maturity in babies [19:40]

Benefits of baby-led weaning [22:14]

Choking and gagging [28:22]

Best first foods [34:48]

Foods to avoid/allergens [43:01] 

Overfeeding/Underfeeding [49:00]

Baby-led weaning and nursing [51:25]

 BIO: Dr. Jennifer Salib-Huber's 

Dr. Jennifer Salib-Huber is a naturopathic doctor and registered dietitian who has been in practice since 2004.  She works with patients of all ages, and especially loves working with women and children. While getting ready to introduce solids to her eldest daughter in 2008, she stumbled on Baby Led Weaning and successfully used the method to introduce all three of her children to food. She has facilitated workshops in Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, since 2010 and loves introducing parents to this “real food” method of food introduction.

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Aug 04, 2015
#013: Fertility with Dr. Cabeca
54:22

Join us as we talk to Dr. Anna Cabeca, an expert in women’s health and functional medicine, about fertility! We discuss what fertility/infertility means and signs to look out for, why we are seeing so much infertility, things the partner can do to increase his fertility, aging and fertility, stress and infertility, how to talk to someone struggling with infertility, and a whole lot more! You’ll learn valuable tips, supplements ideas, and changes you can make to your lifestyle TODAY to have a healthy baby.

Dr. Cabeca's bio:

Dr. Anna Cabeca is an expert in Women’s health and Functional Medicine. She is an Emory University trained, board certified Gynecologist and Obstetrician, and board certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. She specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and natural alternatives for optimal aging and high performance.

Dr. Cabeca’s years of experience in her private practice along with her own journey of transformation has placed her as one of the most in-demand speakers regarding restorative health, sexual health and anti-aging. She is a consultant and trainer for other physicians in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Functional Medicine Principles and creator of programs called  WomensRestorativeHealth.com, SexualCPR.com and SexyYoungerYou.com. Dr. Anna is also the creator of the highly physician recommended health drink MightyMaca.com

She has literally traveled around the world to find the best natural solutions in health.  Her belief is that the advantages of creating health and hormone balance not only improves our own health, but also improve the health of generations to follow.

Timestamps:

[0:27] Steph’s Updates

[3:58] Aglaée’s Updates

[5:35] Dr. Cabeca’s Biography

[7:27] What makes a woman fertile? What are signs that a woman is fertile or could possibly be subfertile?

[15:20]  Why are we seeing so much infertility/subfertility these days?

[16:50] How often is infertility an issue with the male partner? What are some things that could cause male infertility?

[20:51] How much truth is there to the saying that it's harder to get pregnant as you get older? 

[24:14] How much does stress contribute to infertility/subfertility?

[29:00] Top lifestyle, nutrition, and supplement tips for improving fertility 

[38:32] Top tips for improving fertility for the guys

[44:09] Miscarriages in first time moms

[46:08] How do you respectfully talk to someone struggling with fertility?

[50:00] Information about Dr. Cabeca’s programs and products (Mighty Maca, SexualCPR, Feel Fabulous, Oxytocin Quiz) 

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Jul 21, 2015
#012: Interview with Stacy Toth
39:38

Join us to get many useful tips and wisdom from Stacy Toth, from the Paleo Parents. In this interview, you'll learn concrete ways to help transition your family to a real food based diet, how to eat real food while on the road, how to prioritize self-care even for moms and a few tips for breastfeeding moms. Please share your own tips and comments below, we'd love to hear from you!

[3:48] Transitioning the family to a real food based diet

[24:18] Eating real food on the road

[29:26] The importance of self-care for moms

[33:43] Tips for breastfeeding moms

Stacy’s bio

Husband and wife, Stacy Toth and Matthew McCarry blog together at the popular website, PaleoParents.com. They co-host and produce the top rated syndicated podcast, The Paleo View as well as authored bestselling cookbooks, Eat Like a Dinosaur, a recipe & guidebook for gluten-free kids, Beyond Bacon, Paleo Recipes that Respect the Whole Hog, and Real Life Paleo,Recipes, Meals, and Practical Tips That Follow an Easy Three-Phased Approach to Health as well as two eBooks: 3 Phase Paleo: Transition Your Family in Three Easy Steps and Paleo to Go: Meals & Snacks for Work, School and Travel! They and their award-winning recipes have been featured in several national publications, television, radio shows, podcasts and many sites online.

In addition to writing on topics related to paleo parenting, Stacy & Matt are well-known for their candor and openness in addressing topics related to having changed their whole family’s health with a paleo lifestyle. This includes living without a gallbladderdepressionthe auto-immune protocolstill being the fattest people in paleo after losing 200lbsbecoming a strong athlete after a lifetime of obesity, and everything in between. Stacy is also a competitive Strong Woman.

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Jul 07, 2015
#011: Interview with Dr. Alessandra Wall - The Thriving Parent
01:05:33

Join us as we talk to Dr. Alessandra Wall, a licensed clinical psychologist, who specializes in helping new parents not only survive, but THRIVE! If you’re feeling overbooked, underwhelmed, and out of focus you’ll enjoy Dr. Wall’s suggestions on how to create a more balanced, fulfilling life for you and your family.

Many people want balance, health and a sense of control over their lives, but aren’t sure where to start or what they should be focusing their efforts and time on. Busy business owners and entrepreneurs who are struggling to juggle personal, familial and professional roles, and parents who are trying to define their needs while taking care of their families will gain a ton of insight and wisdom from this episode!

Alessandra’s Bio:

Alessandra Wall, Ph.D. is the Owner of Life in Focus Coaching. She is a wife, mother, Life coach, psychologist, CrossFit Coach and the Board Chair of Empower Charter School. Dr. Wall believes that life should be about thriving, not just getting by. She practices out of San Diego, Calif., and coaches working professionals and parents to find what is right for them and build the life they want to live. For more, visit http://www.lifeinfocussd.com.

Stephanie’s Updates [1:06]

Aglaée’s Updates [6:05]

Dr. Alessandra’s Biography [7:42] 

What it means to THRIVE as a new parent versus survive. [9:05]

Why is parenting so tricky? [11:54]

Dr. Wall’s thoughts on attachment parenting. [16:26]

Ways to make the transition to parenthood more smooth. [19:19]

Ways to build a community if you don’t have family around. [23:13]

Why have we become so out of touch with our needs. [29:15]

How to figure out what you need. The practice of doing “nothing.” [35:20]

What do you do if you don’t know what your needs are? [39:30]

What can we do to not feel guilty about taking time for ourself. [45:32]

How does Dr. Alessandra Wall create balance in her life. [50:42]

 

Actionable steps moms can take to create balance and live their ideal life. [54:40]

 

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Jun 23, 2015
#010: Our 7 favorite superfoods for supermoms!
49:06

Join us as we discuss our favorite superfoods for all of you supermoms! These foods are nutritional rockstars for nearly everyone, but especially for those wanting to become pregnant, are pregnant, or are nourishing their body with real food to help heal postpartum. We're sure you can probably guess one or two of these superfoods, but we've added some that you will definitely not find in the standard pregnancy nutrition books! Hopefully at least some of these foods will soon become new, delicious additions to your current diet!

Listen in to hear our 7 superfood suggestions, recipe ideas, and ways we personally enjoy them in our diet! Then, let us know how you enjoy them through the comments section on our website!

Find us at RealFoodMamasPodcast.com

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Jun 09, 2015
#009: Q&A episode: thyroid health, food sensitivities & snack ideas (grain-free, dairy-free and nut-free)
41:39

Join the Real Food Mamas on our second Q&A episode where we answer your questions about thyroid health in the postpartum period, food sensitivities in kids, and real food snack ideas.

[0:52] Steph’s Updates

[2:58] Aglaée’s Updates

[5:38] Question #1: Can you discuss hormonal imbalances and Hashimoto’s that manifests postpartum and what to do about it? 

[20:02] Question #2: What do you do when your child becomes allergic to foods she used to enjoy? What can cause extreme highs/lows in my child’s behavior?

 [32:48] Question #3: What are healthy snack ideas that pack a lot of calories for nursing mamas following a real food diet?

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May 26, 2015
#008: Q&A episode: safe teas, liver, sardines, tips to survive the 1st trimester, macro balance, and GBS testing
41:01

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they answer your questions this week with their first Q&A episode! 

We are happy to answer you questions about:

1. Favorite brands of tea, sardines, and ways to prepare liver

2. Tips for managing processed food cravings and the first trimester and macronutrient ranges in pregnancy

3. Group B-strep and natural prevention strategies

Stay tuned for lots more question/answer sessions in the episodes to come!

 [1:21] Steph’s Updates

[7:44] Aglaée’s Updates

[9:05] First Question: What are some ways to prepare liver? What are good types/brands of tea? What are your favorite brands of sardines?

[19:03] Second Question: How do you avoid processed foods during pregnancy? Any tips for managing the first trimester? How should your balance of carbs, fat, and protein look like during pregnancy especially if you follow the paleo diet?

[28:39] Third Question What are your thoughts/recommendations on Group B Strep? Besides a probiotic, is there anything else we can do diet-wise to treat and/or prevent it? Is there a specific strain of probiotic that might be more effective than others?

 

May 12, 2015
#007: Interview with Chris Kresser
49:28

Join us on episode 7 where we interview Chris Kresser, a functional medicine practitioner. We discuss a fascinating theory about why preconception/prenatal health is so important, the best superfoods, supplements, and nutrients before and during pregnancy, the benefits of baby-led weaning versus pureed foods, the controversy regarding introducing allergenic foods early to avoid allergies later in life, and why self-care is so important for moms!

[0:00] Introduction of today’s guest, Chris Kresser

[1:00] Steph’s Updates

[3:24] Aglaée’s updates

[7:15] Chris Kresser’s Bio

[9:08] Developmental Origins Theory - Why nutrition is important before and during your pregnancy

[11:37] The most important foods/supplements to eat/take during pregnancy

[19:48] Risks/benefits of fish during pregnancy

[21:33] Starting solids: baby-led weaning vs. purees

[24:50] Chris’ thoughts on introducing allergenic foods to avoid allergies later in life

[26:33] Self-care tips for new moms

[28:10] Recommendations for child spacing 

[30:00] Info on Chris’ Healthy Baby Code program

[33:25] Steph + Aglaée: How to make liver palatable (recipes, tips/tricks)

[38:33] Steph + Aglaée: Our thoughts on child spacing

[41:09] Steph + Aglaée: Our thoughts on supplementation (favorite products)  

SHOWNOTES:

Stephanie's favorite supplements:

Aglaée's favorite supplements:

Apr 28, 2015
#006: Postpartum depression, mood, and anxiety disorders: Interview with Gail Root, a Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health Expert
51:28

Join us on episode 6 as we talk openly with Gail Root, a pre and perinatal psychology and health expert, about what many moms really experience after childbirth. From the baby blues to postpartum psychosis, Gail helps us all understand what postpartum mood and anxiety disorders are, signs/symptoms to look out for, how friends/families can best help new moms, why these conditions are so under-diagnosed and under-treated, treatment options (including those suitable for breastfeeding women), and a ton of valuable resources!  

Please listen and share this episode with as many people as you can. You can help us increase the awareness of this issue and make sure moms get the support they deserve.

SHOWNOTES:

Apr 14, 2015
#005: The Postpartum Period (Part 2: The First Six Months)
52:43

What are the first few months postpartum REALLY like? Steph and Aglaée get vulnerable and discuss their personal struggles, crazy thoughts, rollercoaster ride of emotions, and strategies for surviving the newborn phase and first few months. If you're a new mom, you'll resonate with the stories on this episode. If you're an expecting mom, you'll get a sense of what to expect. Join us as we share our eye-opening, humbling, real-life experiences.

[0:00] Recap on last episode and need for more information about postpartum depression and anxiety disorders on this podcast.

[1:32] Announce next show's expert, Gail Root, a pre & perinatal psychology and health expert.

[1:58] Fact of the day - Postpartum support in other countries.

[4:03] Aglaée's updates

[7:45] Steph's updates

[11:36] Listener feedback - breastfeeding struggles and support

[14:45] Aglaée's postpartum story

[34:48] Steph's postpartum story

 

SHOWNOTES:

And finally, here's a nice poem for you to enjoy

"The most difficult part of birth is the first year afterwards. It is the year of travail - when the soul of a woman must birth the mother inside her. The emotional labour pains of becoming a mother are far greater than the physical pangs of birth; these are the growing surges of your heart as it pushes out selfishness and fear and makes room for sacrifice and love. It is a private and silent birth of the soul, but it is no less holy than the event of childbirth, perhaps it is even more sacred."
- Joy Kusek

Mar 31, 2015
#004: The Postpartum Period (Part 1: The First Month)
54:35

Postpartum depression is an issue that isn’t often talked about because, let’s face it, it’s not glamorous. There is so much pressure and expectation to look like you have it all together as a new mom, especially with the popularity of social media.

In this episode, Steph and Aglaée tackle the myths and facts about postpartum depression, discuss their own experiences about surviving the first month, give tons of tips for dealing with postpartum depression and the postnatal period, and provide support for new moms who may be dealing with postpartum depression or those having trouble coping with the demands of being a new mom.

[1:00] - A listener’s successful hospital birth story

[8:00] - Postpartum depression facts and myths

[11:00] - Postpartum depression risk factors 

[14:00]  - Updates (6 month breastfeeding celebration, first foods)

[20:00] - Steph’s postpartum and first month story 

[29:00] - Aglaée’s postpartum and first month story

[38:00] - Steph’s tips for the first month

[48:00] - Aglaée’s tips for the first month

Mar 17, 2015
#001: What is the Real Food Mamas podcast?
22:52

In this first episode of Real Food Mamas podcast, Stephanie and Aglaée introduce themselves and share their own struggles with fertility. They discuss what the show will and will not be about, how the show will flow, future topics, and experts they will be interviewing. It's a must listen!

More info: http://realfoodmamaspodcast.com/

Mar 03, 2015
#002: Steph's Home Waterbirth Story
43:35

Have you ever been interested in having a homebirth? Are you curious about how homebirths or waterbirths work?

In this episode, Steph opens up and shares her story. You'll learn about her experience with becoming and being pregnant, her decision to have a homebirth, the process she had working with midwives, the importance of social support during pregnancy, delivery, and after birth, her entire birth story, and lots more! You'll hear her talk about just how hard it was and her strategies for getting through the pain.

This epsiode provides listeners with an opportunity to get to know Steph as she opens up about her personal experiences and shares natural pregnancy/homebirth inspiration. 

 

Read more about her story and see pictures: http://realfoodmamaspodcast.com/2015/02/28/episode-002-stephanies-waterbirth-story/

Mar 03, 2015
#003: Aglaée's Homebirth Story
41:19

Have you ever been interested in having a homebirth? Are you curious about how homebirths work?

In this episode, Aglaée opens up and shares her story. You'll learn about her experience with becoming and being pregnant, her decision to have a homebirth, the process she had working with midwives, the importance of social support during pregnancy, delivery, and after birth, her entire birth story, and lots more! You'll hear her talk about just how hard it was and her strategies for dealing with health practitioners who don't share your values.

This epsiode provides listeners with an opportunity to get to know Aglaée as she opens up about her personal experiences and shares natural pregnancy/homebirth inspiration. 

Read more about her homebirth: http://realfoodmamaspodcast.com/2015/02/28/episode-003-aglaees-homebirth-story/

Mar 03, 2015