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Whole Mamas Podcast: Real Stories, Expert Advice

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 Whole Mamas Podcast is brought to you by the team at Whole30.
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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

Jan 21, 2020

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

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

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

Topics Discussed:

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

Show Notes:

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

Jan 14, 2020

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

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

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

Topics Discussed:

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

Show Notes:

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

About The Family Dinner Project:

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

 

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

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

Jan 7, 2020

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

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

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

Show Notes:

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

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

Dec 31, 2019

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

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

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

Topics Discussed:

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

Show Notes:

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

Dec 24, 2019

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

Interested in enjoying the medicinal benefits of mushrooms via delicious hot cocoa, matcha, or coffee? Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase by using code WHOLEMAMAS at check out or simply head to foursigmatic.com/wholemamas.

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

Topics Discussed:

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

Show Notes:

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

Dec 17, 2019

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

Interested in enjoying the medicinal benefits of mushrooms via delicious hot cocoa, matcha, or coffee? Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase by using code WHOLEMAMAS at check out or simply head to foursigmatic.com/wholemamas.

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

Topics Discussed:

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

Show Notes:

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

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

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

Dec 10, 2019

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

Interested in enjoying the medicinal benefits of mushrooms via delicious hot cocoa, matcha, or coffee? Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase by using code WHOLEMAMAS at check out or simply head to foursigmatic.com/wholemamas.

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

Topics Discussed:

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

Show Notes:

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

Dec 3, 2019

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

Interested in enjoying the medicinal benefits of mushrooms via delicious hot cocoa, matcha, or coffee? Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase by using code WHOLEMAMAS at check out or simply head to foursigmatic.com/wholemamas.

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

Topics Discussed:

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

Show Notes:

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

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

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

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

Nov 26, 2019

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

Interested in enjoying the medicinal benefits of mushrooms via delicious hot cocoa, matcha, or coffee? Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase by using code WHOLEMAMAS at check out or simply head to foursigmatic.com/wholemamas.

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

Topics Discussed:

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

Show Notes:

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 19, 2019

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

Interested in enjoying the medicinal benefits of mushrooms via delicious hot cocoa, matcha, or coffee? Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase by using code WHOLEMAMAS at check out or simply head to foursigmatic.com/wholemamas.

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

Topics Discussed:

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

Show Notes:

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

Nov 12, 2019

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

Interested in enjoying the medicinal benefits of mushrooms via delicious hot cocoa, matcha, or coffee? Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase by using code WHOLEMAMAS at check out or simply head to foursigmatic.com/wholemamas.

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

Topics Discussed:

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

Show Notes:

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

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

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

Nov 5, 2019

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

Interested in enjoying the medicinal benefits of mushrooms via delicious hot cocoa, matcha, or coffee? Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase by using code WHOLEMAMAS at check out or simply head to foursigmatic.com/wholemamas.

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

Topics Discussed:

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

Show Notes:

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

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

Oct 29, 2019

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

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

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

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:

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

Show Notes:

 

 

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

Oct 22, 2019

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

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

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:

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

Show Notes:

Bio: 

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

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

Oct 15, 2019

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

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

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:

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

Show Notes:

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

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

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

Oct 8, 2019

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

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Topics Discussed:

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

Show Notes:

 

 

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

Oct 1, 2019

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

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Topics Discussed:

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

Show Notes:

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 24, 2019

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

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

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Topics Discussed:

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

Show Notes:

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

Sep 17, 2019

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

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

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Topics Discussed:

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

Show Notes:

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

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

Sep 10, 2019

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

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

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Topics Discussed:

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

Show Notes:

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

Sep 3, 2019

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

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

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Topics Discussed:

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

Show Notes:

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

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

Aug 27, 2019

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

Special thanks to Teton Waters Ranch for sponsoring this episode.

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Topics Discussed:

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

Show Notes:

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

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

Aug 20, 2019

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

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Topics Discussed:

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

Show Notes:

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

Aug 13, 2019

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

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Topics Discussed:

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

Show Notes:

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

 

Aug 6, 2019

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

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Topics Discussed:

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

Show Notes:

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

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