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Real Food Mamas Podcast

The Real Food Mamas Podcast is about two crunchy moms chatting about health, nutrition, and motherhood. The Real Food Mamas are passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and healthy living for the whole family. Through their combination of professional skills (Naturopathic Doctor and Registered Dietitian) they're able to provide expert information, while admitting they're still figuring out life as new moms. They discuss everything related to the challenges of parenting, to making pregnancy, birth, and postpartum empowering experiences, to simple and efficient things you can do (starting today!) to keep yourself and your whole family healthy. Listen to Steph & Elana share stories, discuss their views, and interview experts about topics ranging from baby led weaning, elimination communication, sleep, home birth, postpartum recovery, breastfeeding struggles, babywearing, parenting styles, diastesis recti, pelvic floor health, their favorite products and of course their passion for real food. All done very respectfully in a judgment-free zone because we’re all learning together.
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The Real Food Mamas Podcast is about two crunchy moms chatting about health, nutrition and just what real life is as a mom.

May 22, 2018

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 8, 2018

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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Apr 23, 2018

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 10, 2018

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!

 

Mar 27, 2018

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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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 13, 2018

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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Feb 27, 2018

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 13, 2018

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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Jan 30, 2018

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 16, 2018

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 2, 2018

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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Dec 19, 2017

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 5, 2017

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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Nov 21, 2017

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 7, 2017

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

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

Topics Discussed:

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

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Oct 24, 2017

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 10, 2017

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

Topics Discussed:

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

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Sep 26, 2017

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 12, 2017

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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Aug 29, 2017

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

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Aug 15, 2017

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 1, 2017

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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Jul 19, 2017

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 4, 2017

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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Jun 20, 2017

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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