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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 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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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!

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.
 
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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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.
Feb 27, 2018

In this episode, Dr. Elana interviews a special guest, Lauren Mallari-Snyder. Lauren is doctor of physical therapy with a special focus on women's health and pelvic floor dysfunction.

This episode is all about SEX after baby! Yummy!  Well, not so yummy at times after baby. Dr. Elana and Lauren explore why sex can be so painful after having a baby, what things we can do to prevent painful sex, and therapies we have access to help heal and rejuvenate so we can get it back on!

Topics Discussed:

  • Lauren's story and how she got so interested in this field.
  • What pelvic floor physical therapists do and why getting checked is important.
  • Causes of painful sex.
  • What we can do to prevent painful sex.
  • How to seek out help.
  • And more!

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Feb 13, 2018

In this episode, Stephanie interviews a special guest, Jessie Mundell. Jessie Mundell is an expert in prenatal/postnatal fitness and a mama herself.

We discuss healing mentally and physically from a home birth turned cesarean, why it’s important to work with a counselor or therapist if you’re still recovering from past birth trauma, smart postpartum training for post-cesarean and vaginal delivery, why pelvic floor physiotherapy is so important, why it’s not “normal” to pee a little when you workout, and so much more. You are going to love this real, raw, and informative interview!

Topics Discussed:

  • Jessie’s story + what brought her to the world of prenatal/postnatal fitness.
  • Her home birth turned cesarean and the emotional/physical ramifications. How that impacted her mindset/reaction to her second pregnancy.
  • Common mistakes women make with postpartum fitness.
  • Jessie’s approach to postpartum fitness and how does it differs depending on the type of birth.
  • How to know if it’s “too much.”
  • What pelvic floor physiotherapists do and why getting checked is important.
  • And more!

 

Jessie Mundell’s Bio

Jessie Mundell (BPHE, MHK) is the owner of JMG Fitness Consulting, a company dedicated to coaching women to improved health. Jessie teaches women how to exercise safely and strongly in pregnancy, and how to regain their core, confidence, and fitness as moms.

Jessie has worked with hundreds of women during and after their pregnancies and is extremely passionate about giving them the care they need. She is focused on effective exercise during pregnancy, rehabilitation of the core and pelvic floor for moms, teaching women how to create exercise effortlessly, and having women feel incredible in their bodies.

She aims to steer the conversation away from the “pre and post-baby body” madness and into a place where women feel supported, encouraged, strong, and confident. For prenatal and postnatal fitness coaching, visit her website. To connect with Jessie, follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

Enjoy the listen!

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Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
Jan 16, 2018

Happy New Year! Did you make a New Year's resolution? Now that we're two weeks into 2018, have you stuck with it? Is your motivation starting to fade? Or, are you rocking your plan? 

On this episode, we discuss the importance of realistic goal setting, how to stay committed to your plan, and what we’re focusing on this year.

Often, we try to do too many things at once, aren’t clear on what we want our life to look like, or don’t have a realistic plan to accomplish our goals. We hope to address these barriers so you can have a productive and transformational 2018.

 

Topics Discussed:

  • Our thoughts about New Year's resolutions (pros/cons/considerations)
  • Resolutions that didn't work for us
  • Goal setting: what works and what doesn't work
  • How to develop clarity regarding your vision and goals for 2018
  • Our personal visions and plans for 2018
  • Advice for those struggling to follow through on their goals/resolutions
  • And more!

Enjoy the listen!

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

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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.
Jan 2, 2018

This show is all about healthy communication and what you can do to keep your cool, especially as a new parent. 

Dr. Elana and her husband, Anthony, are constantly working on various communication tools and love the topic of healthy communication.

They have taken hundreds of hours of coursework and seminars on the topic of partnership, understanding men and women, and how to optimize their relationship using mindful communication.

In this episode, they authentically share some of their breakdowns and what they do to get through them.

Topics Discussed:

  • How we get through our arguments
  • Setting up agreements
  • Identifying when the right time to talk through disagreements
  • How to look at disagreements as an access to discovering your needs
  • Transition time and setting each other up to win!
  • Showing appreciation
  • And more!

Enjoy the listen!

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Nov 7, 2017

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

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

Topics Discussed:

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

Enjoy the listen!

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Oct 10, 2017

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

Topics Discussed:

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

Enjoy the listen!

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Aug 29, 2017

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

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Jul 19, 2017

In this episode, Stephanie interviewed Serenity and Joe from Serenity Kids, an innovative new baby food company. Serenity Kids offers convenient, shelf-stable baby food pouches that contain healthy animal fats and protein and are low in sugar. Join us as we discuss the fundamentals of baby nutrition, my son's experience using their products, and so much more!

Note: At the time of this recording, Leo was just being introduced to solids and was struggling a bit with a strong gag reflex. He's doing much better now (at 9 months) and can handle a larger variety of food and textures.

Topics discussed:

  • Their story
  • The current state of the baby food market
  • The downfalls of sugar and the importance of fat
  • The contents and quality of their product
  • How their recipes were created
  • Baby nutrition beyond food
  • Their future product and program ideas
  • And even, paleo child-raising, how to raise kids according to their natural instincts

Their story:

Hi. I'm Serenity. My partner Joe and I started Serenity Kids because we wanted only the best for our future baby. We couldn't find a baby food high in healthy fat and protein, and we saw how difficult it was for our friends who cook all of their baby's food. We were shocked by the amount of sugar in most baby foods, because sugar (even from fruit) creates inflammation which leads to health problems and can make a baby fussy from the blood sugar crash.

So we partnered with small, American family farmers to create a delicious baby food that contains meat from animals raised humanely, on pasture, without hormones, antibiotics, or GMO feed. Pastured meats benefit the animal, the family farmers, and the planet. The best part is that they're better for your baby because they have a much higher Omega-3s and CLAs than grain-fed meats. We blend these meats with high-quality organic vegetables to create balanced, nourishing meals. Serenity, for the whole family.

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Jun 6, 2017

In this episode, Aglaée interviewed Dr. Pauline Dillard, Ph.D.  to discuss birth trauma. This episode is a must listen whether you've had a birth trauma or not because it is something that a significant number of women unfortunately still experience today. We need to be able to either heal from it or support those around us that needs healing.

Topics discussed:

  1. What is birth trauma and how common it is
  2. The impact of birth trauma on motherhood and the postpartum period
  3. How others (friends, family, partner) can say or to do support women with birth trauma
  4. How to navigate disrespectful birth workers
  5. The benefits of asking for your medical records from the birth for closure
  6. How to prevent a birth trauma from impacting future pregnancies and labors
  7. How birth workers can heal from birth trauma
  8. Final tips and resources for women dealing with birth trauma

Dr. Pauline Dillard's Biography:

 Dr. Pauline Dillard, Ph.D. was a childbirth educator and labor coach for 12 years before completing her graduate studies in Christian Clinical Psychology. She has studied trauma following Cesareans, Post Partum Mood disorders and new parent adjustment disorders. She is the founder and Executive Director/CEO of Dunamas® Center Ministries in Colorado Springs, CO. She has developed a model for healing Birth Traumatomology Syndrome (BTS), by looking at its causes, prevention, and healing. She has a heart for people to connect with Jesus in a way they never have before in order to bring healing to damaged hearts, marriages, and births.

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May 9, 2017

In this episode, Aglaée interviews Steph Gaudreau to talk about what it means to be strong women. This episode is for all moms, moms-to-be, moms that can't be, and moms who have lost just as much as it is also for sisters, daughters, friends and anyone who identifies as women. Here are some of the many interesting topics this discussion leads us to:

  • What does it mean to be strong? (hint: it's not only about physical strength!)
  • Social media, body image, and body shaming
  • The most fearless things Steph did in her life
  • The one area women should work on first to improve their strength and resilience
  • The Women's Strength Summit (grab your free tickets here!)

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Steph’s bio

Steph Gaudreau is a certified holistic nutrition practitioner, weightlifting and mindset coach, and the author of the best-selling Performance Paleo Cookbook. She's also the creator of the Women's Strength Summit. Her recipes and expert advice have been featured in SELF, Outside Magazine, Elle, and Greatist. Steph loves barbells, cats, and anything Lord of the Rings. She lives in San Diego, CA.

Steph Gaudreau

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