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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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Now displaying: December, 2019

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

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.

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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.  

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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.

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