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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

Nov 13, 2018

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

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

Topics Discussed:

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

Show Notes:

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

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

Nov 6, 2018

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

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

Topics Discussed:

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

Show Notes:

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

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

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

Oct 30, 2018

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

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

Topics Discussed:

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

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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.

Oct 23, 2018

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

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

Topics Discussed:

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

Show Notes:

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

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

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

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

 

Oct 16, 2018

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

Topics Discussed:

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

Show Notes:

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

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

Oct 9, 2018

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

Topics Discussed:

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

Show Notes:

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

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

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

Oct 2, 2018

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

Topics Discussed:

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

Show Notes:

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

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

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

Sep 25, 2018

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

One randomly selected winner will receive:

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

 Topics discussed:

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

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

Show Notes:

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

Sep 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:

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

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

Sep 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).

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

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

Enjoy the listen!

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

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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 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.

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.
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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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 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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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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