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Whole Mamas Podcast: Motherhood from a Whole30 Perspective

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
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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.

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

Sep 18, 2018

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:

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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 11, 2018

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 4, 2018

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.
Aug 28, 2018

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 21, 2018

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 14, 2018

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).

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Aug 5, 2018

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.
 
Jul 31, 2018

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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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 17, 2018

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

Topics Discussed

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

Enjoy the listen!

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Jul 3, 2018

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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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.
Jun 19, 2018

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.

Enjoy the listen!

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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.
Jun 5, 2018

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.

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.
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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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 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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