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"Doctor Mom" Podcast

Join Stephanie Greunke, Whole30’s 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 and share personal stories so you leave each episode with practical tips to be a proactive parent! Past guests have included Dr. Ben Lynch, Dr. Aviva Romm, Dr. Elisa Song, Dr. Alexandra Sacks, Lily Nichols, Ali Miller, Melissa Urban, and Chris Kresser, L.Ac. Subscribe and join the “Doctor Mom” community so you can feel supported on the journey of motherhood and empowered working with your healthcare providers. Follow the hosts on Instagram @stephgreunke and @drelanaroumell and visit us at doctormompodcast.com
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Join Stephanie Greunke, Whole30’s 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 and share personal stories so you leave each episode with practical tips to be a proactive parent!  

Past guests have included Dr. Ben Lynch, Dr. Aviva Romm, Dr. Elisa Song, Dr. Alexandra Sacks, Lily Nichols, Ali Miller, Melissa Urban, and Chris Kresser, L.Ac. 

Subscribe and join the “Doctor Mom” community so you can feel supported on the journey of motherhood and empowered working with your healthcare providers. 

Find The “Doctor Mom” Podcast at www.doctormompodcast.com and follow the hosts on Instagram @stephgreunke and @drelanaroumell.

Feb 16, 2021

Steph and Dr. Elana wrap up Season 2 of the “Doctor Mom” Podcast by highlighting key takeaways and action steps from the last four interviews of season 2. They share personal insights into their own families tongue and lip tie revisions, help your little ones move from mouth breathing to nasal breathing, and offer a sneak peek into Elana’s upcoming program that helps families make informed, empowered choices about vaccines. The episode ends with nourishing practices they’re currently doing in 2021 and fun ideas you may want to implement into your self-care routines.

Topics Discussed:

  • Elana’s experience with tongue tie release in both her kids
  • Steph’s tongue tie release recap
  • Exercises to support proper breathing, sleep, and focus
  • Elana and Ari’s Vaccine Empowerment Program
  • Nourishing practices we’re leaning into in 2021

Show Notes:

This Episode’s Sponsors 

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Discover for yourself why Needed is trusted by women’s health practitioners and mamas alike to support optimal pregnancy outcomes. Try their 4 Part Complete Nutrition plan which includes a Prenatal Multi, Omega-3, Collagen Protein, and Pre/Probiotic. Use code DOCTORMOM to save 20% off your first order at thisisneeded.com

INTRODUCE YOURSELF to Steph and Dr. Elana on Instagram. They can’t wait to meet you!

@stephgreunke

@drelanaroumell

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information 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 healthcare provider. Consult with your 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 your treatment plan.

Feb 9, 2021

On today’s episode, Dr. Elana interviews Marni Wasserman, co-host of the Ultimate Health Podcast and Ultimate Baby Podcast. With over 15 million downloads, Marni has a wealth of experience podcasting and reaching large audiences on a variety of health related topics. In our interview we focused the topic on ways to raise a healthy baby using real food and a balanced lifestyle. She takes us through her transformation through her own health journey and how it changed over time once she became a mom. Hearing tips, tricks and another mama's journey is a way to inspire and empower. So you are in for a treat learning from Marni.   

Topics Discussed:

  • Marni’s transition into motherhood at age 39
  • Choosing a baby’s first foods
  • Going from vegetarian to eating animal foods
  • Top 3 easy go-to meals to nourish Mama 
  • Getting outside in nature with baby
  • Using your village during challenging times
  • Tuning into your Mama intuition 

Show Notes:

 

Simply said, Marni Wasserman’s life is rooted in healthy eating, healthy living and being a healthy mama. Not only a nutritionist and chef but she also the host of The Ultimate Baby Podcast and co-host of The Ultimate Health Podcast. She is also the Author of Fermenting for Dummies and Plant-Based Diet For Dummies. Marni uses passion and experience to educate individuals and mama’s on how to adopt a real food diet and balanced lifestyle through simple natural strategies. Marni loves to spend her time with her family and baby girl Sarelle, creating new recipes, practicing yin yoga, biking outdoors or playing with her Australian Shepherd, Goji.

Sponsors: 

BUBS’ commitment to excellence begins long before the product lands on your doorstep with sustainably sourced products like Collagen and MCT Oil Powder that are free of gluten, soy, nuts and corn.  Visit BUBSnaturals.com for 20% off your entire order on any BUBS naturals product, use code DOCTORMOM20. 

Discover for yourself why Needed is trusted by women’s health practitioners and mamas alike to support optimal pregnancy outcomes. Try their 4 Part Complete Nutrition plan which includes a Prenatal Multi, Omega-3, Collagen Protein, and Pre/Probiotic. Use code DOCTORMOM to save 20% off your first order at thisisneeded.com

INTRODUCE YOURSELF to Steph and Dr. Elana on Instagram. They can’t wait to meet you!

@stephgreunke

@drelanaroumell

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information 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 healthcare provider. Consult with your 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 your treatment plan.

Feb 2, 2021

On today’s episode, Dr. Elana interviews naturopathic doctor, Dr. Ari Calhoun on the topic of vaccines. You will learn what a Doctor Mom’s approach to vaccines means and how to ultimately feel empowered making these complex and difficult decisions for your children.  Dr. Ari Calhoun is on a mission to stop the exponential rise in chronic pediatric disease and is thus passionate about educating parents on the importance of preconception care, thoughtful vaccination, environmental toxins, and optimal nourishment from the very start.  

Topics Discussed:

  • How to be an informed and proactive parent regarding vaccines
  • Resources to help you navigate this complex and controversial topic
    What type of risk factors could make a child susceptible to disease
  • What type of risk factors could make a child susceptible to adverse reactions
  • How to learn about vaccine laws in your state
  • How to approach your doctor and share your request and plan
  • How to find a doctor who supports your choices 

Show Notes:

Dr. Calhoun is a Naturopathic Doctor and founder of Kith and Kin Wellness, a Naturopathic Medical practice in San Diego California dedicated to providing comprehensive holistic care to mothers and their children. Within the field of pediatrics, Dr. Calhoun has a clinical focus on neurodevelopment and immune system disorders, including Autism, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, autoimmunity, eczema, and food allergies and intolerances. She takes a comprehensive multi-system approach to every one of her patients, which includes exploration of environmental toxicity, gut health, nutrient balance and dietary factors, underlying infections, and prenatal/early life environment. She is on a mission to stop the exponential rise in chronic pediatric disease, and is thus passionate about educating parents on the importance of preconception care, thoughtful vaccination, environmental toxins, and optimal nourishment from the very start. Beyond her role as a Naturopathic Doctor, she is a mother- which she considers to be the biggest inspiration for her work.

This Episode’s Sponsors

BUBS’ commitment to excellence begins long before the product lands on your doorstep with sustainably sourced products like Collagen and MCT Oil Powder that are free of gluten, soy, nuts and corn.  Visit BUBSnaturals.com for 20% off your entire order on any BUBS naturals product, use code DOCTORMOM20. 

Discover for yourself why Needed is trusted by women’s health practitioners and mamas alike to support optimal pregnancy outcomes. Try their 4 Part Complete Nutrition plan which includes a Prenatal Multi, Omega-3, Collagen Protein, and Pre/Probiotic. Use code DOCTORMOM to save 20% off your first order at thisisneeded.com

INTRODUCE YOURSELF to Steph and Dr. Elana on Instagram. They can’t wait to meet you!

@stephgreunke

@drelanaroumell

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information 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 healthcare provider. Consult with your 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 your treatment plan

 

 

Jan 26, 2021

On today’s episode Steph interviews Jenae Ciuffreda, a Certified Orofacial Myologist and Certified Breathing Behavior Therapist. Jenae sees both children and adults with orofacial myofunctional disorders (tongue thrust, low tongue posture, weak lip seal, open mouth posture, and mouth breathing). On today’s show she helps us understand how orofacial myofunctional therapy can help our littles ones from the moment they are born with nursing, eating, and sleeping to how they are able to focus in school and how we function as adults. It sounds complex, but she has a beautiful way of sharing it in a way that makes so much sense and makes you wonder why this isn’t something more mainstream. This information can truly change your family's life.

Topics Discussed:

  • How myofunctional therapy works
  • How it can improve sleep, feeding, and attention in kids and adults
  • Improving tongue and lip tie release outcomes
  • How to know if our child has breathing or oral pattern dysfunction
  • Tongue ties in adults

Show Notes:

Jenae Ciuffreda BS, RDH, CBBA, CSOM is a Certified Orofacial Myologist AND a Certified Breathing Behavior Analyst/Therapist practicing in North County San Diego. Jenae sees both children and adults with orofacial myofunctional disorders (tongue thrust, low tongue posture, weak lip seal, open mouth posture, mouth breathing). Jenae is trained as an Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist and Breathing Behavior Analyst/Therapist under the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (AOMT) as well as the Graduate School of Behavioral Sciences and the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM). Jenae has attended over 15 certification courses in restorative breathing, orofacial myofunctional therapy, airway and facial growth and development, TMD, sleep, and tethered oral tissues (frenectomy) in order to provide the absolute best solutions and care for her patients. Jenae develops customized programs for her patients to achieve maximum results. Jenae is extremely passionate about helping her patients succeed and achieve results that are life-changing.

This Episode’s Sponsors

BUBS’ commitment to excellence begins long before the product lands on your doorstep with sustainably sourced products like Collagen and MCT Oil Powder that are free of gluten, soy, nuts and corn.  Visit BUBSnaturals.com for 20% off your entire order on any BUBS naturals product, use code DOCTORMOM20. 

Discover for yourself why Needed is trusted by women’s health practitioners and mamas alike to support optimal pregnancy outcomes. Try their 4 Part Complete Nutrition plan which includes a Prenatal Multi, Omega-3, Collagen Protein, and Pre/Probiotic. Use code DOCTORMOM to save 20% off your first order at thisisneeded.com

INTRODUCE YOURSELF to Steph and Dr. Elana on Instagram. They can’t wait to meet you!

@stephgreunke

@drelanaroumell

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information 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 healthcare provider. Consult with your 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 your treatment plan.



Jan 19, 2021

On today’s episode Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Stephanie Libs, a pediatric and prenatal chiropractor with a specialty working with infants with tongue, lip and or buccal ties. Dr. Steph gives you a sneak peek at what you can expect at a visit with a chiropractor and also teaches us what craniosacral therapy is, which is a helpful treatment for infants with ties.  By the end of this interview you will feel empowered with resources and not alone in this journey. Tongue ties have become a very common diagnosis and sadly can interfere with successful breastfeeding. There is hope and we are here to help empower you mamas! 

Topics Discussed:

  • The benefits of chiropractic and cranial care for infants
  • What is craniosacral therapy 
  • What does a visit look like for a baby getting therapy
  • What do chiropractors do differently when a baby has a lip/tongue tie
  • How often would a mom expect to take their baby in for craniosacral therapy 
  • When is a good time for therapy to begin
  • Theories to prevent ties
  • How does someone find the right chiropractor

Show Notes:

This Episode’s Sponsors

BUBS’ commitment to excellence begins long before the product lands on your doorstep with sustainably sourced products like Collagen and MCT Oil Powder that are free of gluten, soy, nuts and corn.  Visit BUBSnaturals.com for 20% off your entire order on any BUBS naturals product, use code DOCTORMOM20.

Discover for yourself why Needed is trusted by women’s health practitioners and mamas alike to support optimal pregnancy outcomes. Try their 4 Part Complete Nutrition plan which includes a Prenatal Multi, Omega-3, Collagen Protein, and Pre/Probiotic. Use code DOCTORMOM to save 20% off your first order at thisisneeded.com

Dr. Steph is a pediatric and prenatal chiropractor and founded the Cafe of Life in order to bring community and connection to local families with a love for natural health care.

She’s extremely passionate about chiropractic care for the whole family and has extensive training in pregnancy, fertility, postpartum, infants and breastfeeding, and is currently training to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She holds advanced certifications in pediatrics and pregnancy through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. With the various types of conditions and ages of our patients she has a deep desire to deliver masterful adjusting skills and has a broad range of adjusting abilities, from the most gentle techniques to the traditional heavier adjusting styles. She and her husband Dean have two kiddos, Aubree born in 2016 and Roland born in 2018. As a mother she’s able to connect with many mothers who have gone through tough times, from miscarriage, to birth plans gone awry, post partum depression, breastfeeding challenges and so much more. The Cafe of Life is much more than your average chiropractic office. It’s a place to connect, bond, and grow… together.

If chiropractic were a love language, it would be hers. She has served on several chiropractic mission trips around the world, she maintains membership with organizations such as the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, International Federation of Chiropractors & Organizations and supports organizations like the Spinal Research Foundation, Life Chiropractic College West and the New Zealand College of Chiropractic Research Facility. If you’re not careful she will nerd-out on all things chiropractic, babies and birth! She also serves on the Board of Trustees of Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery and is the President of a local non-profit birth center within Tourmaline Birth and Wellness Collective, a new birthing center in Pacific Beach.

On her off times you can catch her trekking around Pacific Beach with the kiddos, playing at the parks and beaches and drinking coconut milk lattes. Her parents are Australian and British and you’ll often see them around the office, especially during Christmas when her dad (who is a professional Santa) visits for photos!

INTRODUCE YOURSELF to Steph and Dr. Elana on Instagram. They can’t wait to meet you!

@stephgreunke

@drelanaroumell

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information 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 healthcare provider. Consult with your 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 your treatment plan.

 

Jan 12, 2021

On today’s episode, Steph and Elana share a different kind of mid-season recap with you! In addition to sharing their takeaways from this season's interviews, they share the lessons they learned in 2020 and their intentions for 2021. If you haven’t caught up on this season’s episodes, go back and listen to @kids.eat.in.color talking about feeding picky eaters, @theguthealthmd on how diet restrictions impact your gut health, @bewellbykelly on nutrition and mindset during pregnancy and postpartum, @nourishmentisneeded on choosing a high-quality prenatal and @drjillcrista on what mamas need to know about mold exposure. These are interviews you don’t want to miss!

Topics Discussed: 

  • Steph & Elana review their takeaways and action steps from this season’s interviews 
  • Overcoming 2020 challenges 
  • Their 2021 Intentions
  • Steph & Elana’s “One Thing” for business, health and relationships

Show Notes: 

This Episode’s Sponsors

BUBS' commitment to excellence begins long before the product lands on your doorstep with sustainably sourced products like Collagen and MCT Oil Powder that are free of gluten, soy, nuts and corn.  Visit BUBSnaturals.com for 20% off your entire order on any BUBS naturals product, use code DOCTORMOM20. 

Discover for yourself why Needed is trusted by women’s health practitioners and mamas alike to support optimal pregnancy outcomes. Try their 4 Part Complete Nutrition plan which includes a Prenatal Multi, Omega-3, Collagen Protein, and Pre/Probiotic. Use code DOCTORMOM to save 20% off your first order at thisisneeded.com

INTRODUCE YOURSELF to Steph and Dr. Elana on Instagram. They can’t wait to meet you!

@stephgreunke

@drelanaroumell

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information 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 healthcare provider. Consult with your 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 your treatment plan.

Jan 5, 2021

On today’s episode, Steph interviews Kelly LeVeque, holistic nutritionist, celebrity health coach, and the best-selling author of Body Love and Body Love Every Day. Together, they walk you through the most important foods and nutrients to consume during pregnancy and postpartum. They share strategies they used during their own pregnancies (and recommend to their clients) to navigate morning sickness, cravings, and other common pregnancy complications. Kelly also shares her top tips for setting yourself up for a smooth postpartum. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with what to eat and are looking for some “light structure” when it comes to meal planning, this is a must-listen!

Topics Discussed:

  • How to navigate morning sickness and cravings
  • How to get back on track after a rough first trimester
  • Overcoming mom guilt
  • Common misconceptions about prenatal nutrition
  • How to set yourself up for a smooth postpartum

Show Notes:

Kelly LeVeque is a holistic nutritionist, wellness expert, celebrity health coach, and the best-selling author of Body Love and Body Love Every Day. Her deep desire to help her clients, her passion for human nutrition, and her curiosity about how and why the body works drive Kelly to diligently study the latest research, evaluate competing theories and use this information to make individualized recommendations for her clients. Most importantly, Kelly’s practical and always optimistic approach to nutrition and wellness helps her readers improve their health, achieve their goals, and develop sustainable habits to live healthy and balanced lives.

Kelly’s website serves as a resource for her readers to find the latest research and rationale behind important nutrition principles, as well as delicious recipes and recommended products to fuel them well. In 2020, she launched the Be Well By Kelly Podcast to further provide listeners with her nutrition and wellness wisdom, and to introduce them to other health professionals with a wide array of experience and insights. With the desire to provide her coaching expertise to the public, Kelly developed the Fab 4 Fundamentals course, in which she simplifies the science of nutrition and empowers participants to confidently take charge of their health. She has expanded her nutrition curriculum to include a second course, Fab 4 Pregnancy, to provide moms-to-be with the wisdom, encouragement, and thoroughly researched recommendations they need to nourish themselves before, during, and after pregnancy. Additionally, Kelly released the Be Well by Kelly Protein Powder to round out the Body Love toolkit. This protein powder harnesses the power and benefits of simple yet wholesome protein and can easily be used in one of Kelly’s favorite tools, the #fab4smoothie. Through all of these resources, Kelly seeks to provide men and women with the tools they need to transform their health and their lives through nourishing whole foods and body-loving practices.

This Episode’s Sponsors

BUBS' commitment to excellence begins long before the product lands on your doorstep with sustainably sourced products like Collagen and MCT Oil Powder that are free of gluten, soy, nuts and corn.  Visit BUBSnaturals.com for 20% off your entire order on any BUBS naturals product, use code DOCTORMOM20

Discover for yourself why Needed is trusted by women’s health practitioners and mamas alike to support optimal pregnancy outcomes. Try their 4 Part Complete Nutrition plan which includes a Prenatal Multi, Omega-3, Collagen Protein, and Pre/Probiotic. Use code DOCTORMOM to save 20% off your first order at thisisneeded.com.

INTRODUCE YOURSELF to Steph and Dr. Elana on Instagram. They can’t wait to meet you!

@stephgreunke

@drelanaroumell

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information 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 healthcare provider. Consult with your 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 your treatment plan.

 

Dec 29, 2020

On today’s episode we tackle the topic of mold and go over what every “Doctor Mom” needs to know to protect herself and family!!  Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Jill Crista, a naturopathic doctor and one of the leading experts in the treatment of mold-related illness. Not only does she have 20 years of experience working with patients, but she herself experienced toxic mold sprouting in her own home which inspired her to write a book to help others in the same situation. Her book, Break The Mold, clearly and simply outlines the functional medicine tools that everyday people can use to conquer mold.  This interview is for EVERYONE who wants to be proactive and mindful of toxic exposures.

Topics Discussed:

  • Health problems associated with mold exposure
  • Why individuals can experience symptoms differently 
  • How might mold illness appear in children 
  • How to test for mold in your home
  • How to safely remove mold
  • What not to do in attempt to remove mold
  • What type of testing to ask your doctor 
  • What foods mold sick people should stay away from 

Show Notes:

Website: drcrista.com

Quiz: moldquiz.com

Facebook: @drjillcrista

Instagram: @drjillcrista

YouTube: Dr. Jill Crista channel

Listen to today’s episode on our website

Is mold on your health radar? Dr. Jill wants to make sure it is.

Dr. Jill Crista is a naturopathic doctor and one of the leading experts in the treatment of mold-related illness - not only from her 20 years working with patients, but because toxic mold sprouted in her own home.

Her personal experience with mold inspired her to write a book to help others in the same situation. Her book, Break The Mold, clearly and simply outlines the functional medicine tools that everyday people can use to conquer mold.

Dr. Jill is on a mission to expand access to Mold-Literate practitioners. She developed a continuing education course for medical practitioners wanting to gain mastery in the diagnosis and treatment of mold - and has now certified over 500 doctors.

Anyone looking for a Mold-Literate doctor can check out the Find A Doc page on her website. If you don’t find someone close, consider joining the “Mold Canary” community - a membership where you can pick Dr. Jill’s brain a few times per month at the Q&A sessions, get helpful resources, and be supported by others going through the same thing.

Her motto? Break the mold, take back your health.

 

This Episode’s Sponsors 

BUBS' commitment to excellence begins long before the product lands on your doorstep with sustainably sourced products like Collagen and MCT Oil Powder that are free of gluten, soy, nuts and corn.  Visit BUBSnaturals.com for 20% off your entire order on any BUBS naturals product, use code DOCTORMOM20. 

Discover for yourself why Needed is trusted by women’s health practitioners and mamas alike to support optimal pregnancy outcomes. Try their 4 Part Complete Nutrition plan which includes a Prenatal Multi, Omega-3, Collagen Protein, and Pre/Probiotic. Use code DOCTORMOM to save 20% off your first order at thisisneeded.com

INTRODUCE YOURSELF to Steph and Dr. Elana on Instagram. They can’t wait to meet you!

@stephgreunke

@drelanaroumell



Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information 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 healthcare provider. Consult with your 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 your treatment plan.

 

Dec 22, 2020

Summary:

On today’s episode, Steph interviews Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, gastroenterologist and the New York Times bestselling author of the book Fiber Fueled about fiber and dietary diversity. If you’ve been following a diet that restricts certain food groups you’ll want to tune in to learn how certain dietary restrictions can actually negatively impact your health. You’ll also learn important things to consider when it comes to gut health throughout the spectrum of preconception, pregnancy, postpartum and pediatrics. This is a unique conversation with lots of actionable takeaways that you can start implementing right away.

Topics Discussed:

  • The importance of mama’s gut health during preconception and pregnancy
  • Advice and reassurance for mamas who had a c-section or needed antibiotics
  • How gut health influences mood and hormones
  • Why dietary diversity is so important
  • Probiotics, prebiotics and breastfeeding
  • The #1 thing everyone should be doing to improve their health

Show Notes:

Will Bulsiewicz, MD, MCSI is the New York Times bestselling author of the book Fiber Fueled. He's also an award winning gastroenterologist, gut health expert and the author of more than twenty articles in the top American gastroenterology journals. He's a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and was chief medical resident at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and chief gastroenterology fellow at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina, with his wife and two children.

This Episode’s Sponsors

BUBS' commitment to excellence begins long before the product lands on your doorstep with sustainably sourced products like Collagen and MCT Oil Powder that are free of gluten, soy, nuts and corn.  Visit BUBSnaturals.com for 20% off your entire order on any BUBS naturals product, use code DOCTORMOM20. 

Discover for yourself why Needed is trusted by women’s health practitioners and mamas alike to support optimal pregnancy outcomes. Try their 4 Part Complete Nutrition plan which includes a Prenatal Multi, Omega-3, Collagen Protein, and Pre/Probiotic. Use code DOCTORMOM to save 20% off your first order at thisisneeded.com.

 

INTRODUCE YOURSELF to Steph and Dr. Elana on Instagram. They can’t wait to meet you!

@stephgreunke

@drelanaroumell

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information 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 healthcare provider. Consult with your 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 your treatment plan.

 

Dec 15, 2020

On today’s episode, Dr. Elana interviews Ryan Woodbury, the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Needed, a nutrition company on a mission to empower women to find real nourishment on their journey to motherhood and beyond. Needed is one of our podcast partners this season and Dr. Elana and Steph both LOVE this company. They have worked closely with Needed helping formulate some of their dream products and asked the co-founder, Ryan, to be a guest to help guide you mamas how to choose a high-quality prenatal multivitamin.  This is a hot topic they get asked often so it was time to dedicate an entire episode to this important topic.  Did you know that 97% of pregnant mamas in the US take a prenatal vitamin, yet 95% plus are still deficient in key nutrients? This is just one of many facts you will learn so pull up a chair and get your notepads out..you’ve got a lot of great info coming your way! 

Topics Discussed:

  • 5 Guiding tips how to choose a high quality prenatal
  • Why the recommended daily amounts (RDA) are flawed and why mamas need more
  • Whole food ingredients versus synthetic
  • How to avoid heavy metals in prenatals
  • When to start and stop a prenatal 
  • Other nutrients that can accompany a prenatal and why they are needed
  • Behind the scenes of formulation and distribution 

Show Notes: 

Ryan Woodbury is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Needed, a nutrition company on a mission to empower women to find real nourishment on their journey to motherhood and beyond. We partner with doctors, midwives, nutritionists, biochemists, researchers, microbiologists, real mamas, and more to make better nutritional products and information more accessible in order to optimally nourish our mamas. 97% of pregnant mamas in the US take a prenatal vitamin, yet 95% plus are still deficient in key nutrients. I was one of them despite eating a really well sourced diet based on my environmental science and holistic nutrition training. In this episode we’ll run through some of the reasons why women are undernourished and how Needed designed their 4-Part Nutrition Plan to offer comprehensive nutrition for mamas and mamas-to-be.

INTRODUCE YOURSELF to Steph and Dr. Elana on Instagram. They can’t wait to meet you!

@stephgreunke

@drelanaroumell

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information 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 healthcare provider. Consult with your 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 your treatment plan.

Dec 8, 2020

On today’s episode we tackle the topic of picky eating and navigating food battles with Jennifer Anderson, the dietitian behind the wildly popular account, @kids.eat.in.color.  Steph and Jennifer share ideas for helping kids learn to like veggies, listen to their bodies, and how to navigate weight concerns your child’s pediatrician has. They also share what you can do if your partner isn’t on board with how you want to approach picky eating and stress the importance of language around food. This interview is for parents who are feeling stressed about feeding their kids and those who want strategies to continue to support healthy eaters.

Topics Discussed: 

  • The fastest way to end food battles, 
  • The fastest way to get dessert off the pedestal 
  • How to help kids listen to their bodies
  • What to do if your partner isn’t on board
  • How to navigate kid’s nutrition outside of the home
  • The importance of language around food

Show Notes: 

Jennifer Anderson is a registered dietitian and mom of 2 exciting boys. She loves potato chips and broccoli and believes that balance helps kids eat the best they can. She understands that feeding kids is tricky and founded the Kids Eat in Color movement to help parents feel less stressed about feeding kids.

This Episode’s Sponsors

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Dec 1, 2020

Steph and Dr. Elana kick off Season 2 of the “Doctor Mom” Podcast by sharing a sneak peek of the interviews they’ll be offering throughout this season so you can get excited about what’s to come. You’ll get to know these speakers before they join us so you can start learning from them right away. This season may be one of our most powerful series of interviews yet, with guests like Cara from @TakingCaraBabies, Kelly Leveque from @BeWellByKelly, Dr. B of Fiber Fueled also known as the @theguthealthmd, Jennifer from @kids.eat.in.color and more. No matter where you are in your journey to and through parenthood, you’ll walk away from these episodes feeling even more confident as a Doctor Mom.

Topics Discussed: 

  • What guests and topics to expect in this season 
  • What you’ll learn from this season’s guests
  • Special Doctor Mom deals you don’t want to miss out on

Show Notes:

This Episode’s Sponsors

BUBS' commitment to excellence begins long before the product lands on your doorstep with sustainably sourced products like Collagen and MCT Oil Powder that are free of gluten, soy, nuts and corn.  Visit BUBSnaturals.com for 20% off your entire order on any BUBS naturals product, use code DOCTORMOM20.

Discover for yourself why Needed is trusted by women’s health practitioners and mamas alike to support optimal pregnancy outcomes. Try their 4 Part Complete Nutrition plan includes a Prenatal Multi, Omega-3, Collagen Protein, and Pre/Probiotic. Use code DOCTORMOM to save 20% off your first order at thisisneeded.com.

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Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information 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 healthcare provider. Consult with your 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 your treatment plan.

Nov 3, 2020

Steph and Dr. Elana wrap up Season 1 of the “Doctor Mom” Podcast by highlighting key takeaways and action steps from the last six interviews. They share tools to help you support your mental and physical health postpartum, identify the root causes behind skin conditions like eczema, how to approach PCOS and other hormonal conditions from a functional medicine approach, and how to be a more educated consumer when it comes to purchasing health and wellness products for your family. 

Topics Discussed:

  • Easy meals hacks that support mental health 
  • How co-parenting builds resilience
  • Postpartum hair loss
  • Causes of eczema
  • What most doctors get wrong about PCOS
  • How to be a smart crunchy mama consumer

Show Notes:

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Oct 27, 2020

Stephanie interviews Dr. Lara Briden to bust common PCOS myths so those navigating the syndrome can receive the best care and treatment plan. Dr. Lara Briden is a naturopathic doctor and the author of the book Period Repair Manual, a guide to better periods using natural treatments such as diet, nutritional supplements, herbal medicine, and body-identical hormones. Dr. Lara has helped thousands of women find relief for period problems such as PCOS. During this episode they episode they discuss what doctors get wrong about PCOS, the different types of PCOS, how treatment differs depending on the type, and how PCOS impacts preconception, pregnancy, postpartum, and nursing.

Topics Discussed:

  • What doctors get wrong about PCOS
  • Common PCOS myths
  • The 4 functional types of PCOS
  • Treatment approaches depending on the type
  • Lab tests and supplements for PCOS
  • How PCOS impacts preconception, pregnancy, postpartum and nursing

EPISODE SHOW NOTES:

Lara Briden is a naturopathic doctor and the period revolutionary—leading the change to better periods.

Informed by a strong science background and more than twenty years with patients, Lara is a passionate communicator about women’s health and alternatives to hormonal birth control.  Her book Period Repair Manual is a manifesto of natural treatment for better hormones and better periods and provides practical solutions using nutrition, supplements, and natural hormones.  Now in its second edition, the book has been an underground sensation and has worked to quietly change the lives of tens of thousands of women.

Lara has helped thousands of women find relief for period problems such as PCOS, PMS, endometriosis, and perimenopause and currently has consulting rooms in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Oct 20, 2020

Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Christian Gonzalez, ND on the topic of how to shop for safe and healthy products for yourself and family. Dr. G is a master at reviewing products for safety and toxicity and he is here to teach you tangible tips so you can be a well-informed and empowered consumer!  This episode will help you navigate the overwhelming marketplace so you can ensure you are buying the best of the best for yourself and your family.

Topics Discussed:

  • How to evaluate if a product is safe for your kids and family
  • What different labels really mean
  • What labels to look for when being a conscious consumer
  • How to vet out companies and what to ask by calling or researching on their website
  • What red flags to look for when a product claims it is “safe” but really isn’t
  • Where to start when on a budget and still want to choose the healthiest safest options for your family
  • 2 actional steps you can take to start shopping for safer products now!

Show Notes:

Dr. Gonzalez completed a two-year residency position at the competitive Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Here, he became proficient in Integrative Oncology through exposure to various disciplines and modalities. Dr. Gonzalez’s rare balance of focus and bedside manner during his residency caused him to grow very popular amongst his peers and patients. He leaves the center having treated over 700 patients and having a long-lasting effect on them physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

He completed his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2014. His doctorate work included a thesis reviewing the current and complementary treatments for bladder cancer. As part of his training, Christian completed clinical rotations in pediatrics, general medicine, oncology, physical medicine, botanical and mind-body medicine, along with a preceptorship at the NYU Langone Integrative Urology Center.

Dr. Gonzalez applies the belief that the body has an innate ability to heal itself when given favorable conditions to thrive. He works in finding the root cause of imbalance and giving the body what it needs to heal while removing obstacles to restoring health. He carries this very mantra to all his patients/clients to find long term healing.

Currently, Dr. Gonzalez is not seeing patients and is focusing his energy on mass education. Dr. Gonzalez is currently the host of a weekly podcast called "Heal Thy Self" which features some of the top voices in the health profession and over 1 million downloads in its first year. He has been featured in many of the top health/wellness and podcasts where he teaches about breast cancer prevention, toxins in your home, and the power of mindset.

 

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Oct 13, 2020

Stephanie interviews Sean and Heather Lake of BUBS Naturals to share why collagen peptides are beneficial for pregnancy and postpartum healing. This show discusses what to look for when purchasing collagen, how much to take to get those benefits and specific ways collagen peptides and MCT oil powder can benefit mamas. You’ll learn industry insights when it comes to collagen peptides so you can make sure you’re buying a quality product. If you’ve been finding it difficult to navigate all of the important roles you play as a mama, you’ll also love Heather’s insights as to how she navigates life as a mama with a super early schedule as a FOX 5 San Diego reporter all while prioritizing her health and self-care. There are tons of gems in this one that we will leave you feeling informed, empowered, and motivated to be well.

Topics Discussed: 

  • The touching story that inspired BUBS Naturals 
  • How collagen supports pregnancy and postpartum recovery
  • How much collagen you should take
  • How to pick a high-quality collagen 
  • A simple, effective way to increase your energy without caffeine
  • How Heather balances health, mom life and a 3 AM work schedule 
  • Heather’s advice for moms struggling to take care of themselves in this season

Show Notes: 

Heather and Sean Lake are an adventure-seeking, health minded couple living in Southern California with their two young children (ages 2 and 4). Between their hunger for exercise and thirst for new experiences...this couple is always on the go!

Sean Lake is the BUBS Naturals co-founder and credits his wife, Heather, for urging him to give collagen a try in the first place. He still remembers the day she held up some collagen, rattled off some of the benefits and then looked at him and said, "You're not getting any younger," so Sean gave it a try. Needless to say, he was hooked right away on the benefits. 

Sean leaned on his experience as a former professional athlete, skilled marketing director and entrepreneurial spirit to create BUBS Naturals along with business partner TJ Ferrara , the purest form of collagen protein on the market.  The spark for the business came as a combination of FEELING GREAT with quality product and DOING GOOD by donating 10% of all profits to charity. That charity is the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation in memory of his lifelong friend, Glen "BUB" Doherty, a Navy SEAL heroically killed in Benghazi during the 9/11 terrorist attacks (if you’ve seen the movie 13 Hours then you know part of Glen's amazing story). 

She and Sean enjoy pushing their bodies and minds in effort to grow continuously and live by the BUBS’ motto: Die young, as late as possible.

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Oct 6, 2020

Dr. Elana interviews Abby Tai from the Eczema Conqueors to discuss the very common condition of eczema. Abby is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, host of The Eczema Podcast, and creator of the Conqueror Skincare line for eczema sufferers. After suffering from eczema for so many years herself, her passion is to see people use health, nutrition and natural remedies to transform lives.  In this episode Abby teaches you mamas about eczema and how to feel empowered and well-equipped to find solutions.

Topics Discussed: 

  • What eczema is and common triggers
  • How eczema is the #1 cause of stress in parents and what you can do about it 
  • Functional lab tests you can do to test and find out the root cause of eczema
  • Top 3 natural medicines that may benefit 
  • Actional steps you can take to overcome this condition

 

Show Notes: 

Abby is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, host of The Eczema Podcast, and creator of the Conqueror Skincare line for eczema sufferers. Her site, Eczema Conquerors, was voted the top 20 eczema websites for 2018. Her educational eczema videos on YouTube have also have close to 500,000 views.  

Her goal is to help people around the world achieve clear skin and optimal health. She's written articles for the Allergy & Asthma Magazine, and she's also been a moderator at the National Eczema Expo. 

After suffering from eczema for so many years, her passion is to see people use health, nutrition and natural remedies to transform lives.  

Her greatest hope is that her experience, knowledge, and research can help educate others on natural remedies that will help eczema.  

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Sep 29, 2020

In this episode, Steph interviews Karen Bonell, Collaborative Divorce Coach and author of “The Co-Parenting Handbook” on the topic of co-parenting. They discuss ways parents can support their children, strengthen their co-parenting, and discover necessary tools to create a two-home family. Karen provides a roadmap, answers, and tools to ensure kids and co-parents thrive. If you’re in the middle of a divorce or have been divorced for years, you’ll find Karen’s guidance reassuring and learn how to move forward with confidence and optimism. If you know someone who is finding their way through divorce and has come to you for help, send them a link to this episode.

 

Topics Discussed: 

  • Key steps parents can take to reduce the impact of separation/divorce
  • The “best age” to initiate divorce
  • What to do if you can’t co-parent with your spouse
  • How to figure out what's best for your kids when planning their two-home future
  • Where to start with navigating finances and major decisions
  • Who to have on your team to navigate this process
  • Advice for friends/family members

Show Notes: 

 

Guest Bio: 

Karen has over 30 years of experience working with couples and families facing transition, loss, growth and change. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Karen has been board certified and licensed as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner since 1982. She served on the faculty of University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University & Seattle Pacific University before beginning full-time private practice in 1984. She regularly writes for, speaks to and trains health care and legal professionals.

Karen’s work as a Collaborative Divorce Coach spurred her determination to write “The Co-Parenting Handbook” “ with Kristin Little, Child Specialist. Parents learn the best ways to support their children, strengthen their co-parenting, and discover the necessary tools to skillfully create a two-home family.

 

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Sep 22, 2020

Steph interviews Autumn Fladmo Smith, the co-founder of Paleovalley and Wild Pastures, to help us understand the link between our diet and mental health, particularly as it applies to moms. There’s no doubt that our mental health is taking a toll right now as we navigate constant schedule changes, political tension, isolation, and chronic stress. Autumn offers practical steps you can implement today to reduce anxiety and depression using food as medicine. As a mama herself, and someone who holds a Masters in Holistic Nutrition and is a Certified Eating Psychology Coach, Autumn helps us identify specific diet patterns and foods that are harming our mental health and ones that will help us build more resilience.

Topics Discussed: 

  • How diet impacts mental health
  • Nutrient deficiencies that impact mood
  • The most protective foods for mental health
  • 3 things you can do today to improve your gut health
  • Realistic tips to help moms look and feel their best
  • Marketing tactics food manufacturers use to mislead the public

Show Notes: 

 

Guest’s Bio:

Autumn Fladmo Smith is the co-founder of Paleovalley and Wild Pastures, holds a Masters in Holistic Nutrition, a Certified Eating Psychology Coach, and a Certified FDN Practitioner. Her passion for health began with her own struggles with IBS and anxiety: despite a career as a professional dancer and celebrity fitness trainer, Autumn’s own health was in shambles. Desperate for a cure, she and her husband Chas stumbled upon the paleo diet in 2011 and within a month of beginning it, her health was completely transformed. Autumn then made it her mission to share the information she had learned with as many people as possible: she is the co-founder of Paleovalley, an organic whole-food supplement and paleo snack food company that prioritizes nutrient density and food quality. In 2018, she took things a step further and launched her second business with her husband: Wild Pastures, a regenerative pasture-based meat delivery service. Wild Pastures makes supporting sustainable agriculture and local, small farms easy for consumers. She lives in Boulder, CO with her husband and their son, Maverick.

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Sep 15, 2020

 In this episode Steph and Elana recap the first five episodes of the season to help you reflect on the information share and take action! They share key takeaways about how to safely go back to school during a pandemic and navigate school closures; how to embrace ‘good enough’ as a mom and cultivate a health relationship with screentime; how to feel empowered during pregnancy and birth as a Black mama and things practitioners can do to better serve and work with Black mamas; and how to set yourself up for success before baby arrives. You’ll leave the episode with action steps that will help you along your journey and ones you’ll want to share with others.

Topics Discussed: 

  • Main takeaways from the first episodes’ experts
  • Steph and Elana’s thoughts on the info shared in the interviews
  • Action steps Steph and Elana are taking based on these episodes
  • Ways you can use this information to be a calm, competent, confident mama

Show Notes:

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Sep 8, 2020

Dr. Elana interviews mama attorney Kristen Roberts, Esq. who shares insights for mompreneurs and aspiring mompreneurs to understand their maternity leave rights. This show discusses the importance of having a maternity leave plan and tips how to start creating one. As a mama, attorney and entrepreneur herself, Kristen will be sharing her personal story of how she made her maternity leave work and how she helps her clients do the same. Her goal is to help families understand that they can absolutely take parental leave without sacrificing their business. She also teaches them how to build structures and timelines to support what needs to get done in order to have it all.

Topics Discussed: 

  • Lessons learned as a business owner and a new mom
  • Benefits of working for yourself as new mom
  • How to know if working for yourself is the right fit for you
  • What mompreneurs maternity leave rights are and eligibility 
  • Common myths moms have regarding parental leave  
  • 2 actionable steps for any mompreneur or aspiring mompreneur 

EPISODE SHOW NOTES:

  • www.trestlelaw.com 
  • @kristen_roberts_esq 
  • www.facebook.com/trestlelaw
  • Mention The Doctor Mom show to get a 1 hour free consultation with the firm (normally offer 30 minutes)
  • 10% off Baby on Board Planning 

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Sep 1, 2020

Stephanie interviews Dr. Sayida Peprah to discuss birth justice and ways to best support the mental and physical health of Black families. Dr. Sayida Peprah is both a licensed clinical psychologist and trained birth doula.  She specializes in multicultural psychology, trauma, suicide prevention and maternal mental health.  During this episode they discuss how implicit bias and trauma impact Black mothers, how to advocate for yourself during and after birth to get the best care, how providers can offer more culturally appropriate care, and resources to feel more empowered, supported, and heard throughout your journey.

Trigger warning: The episode includes discussions about birth trauma that some listeners may find triggering.

Topics Discussed:

  • How implicit bias plays a role in Black mothers’ care
  • Examples of trauma during the birth experience
  • Stories and experiences of Black mothers
  • Ways doulas play an essential role in supporting mothers
  • How she supports Black mothers as a psychologist and doula
  • Resources to feel more empowered, understand your rights and feel  heard
  • How providers can offer more culturally appropriate care and explore their own biases

EPISODE SHOW NOTES:

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Aug 25, 2020

Dr. Elana interviews Andrea Davis, founder of Better Screen Time, to discuss healthy screen time solutions for kids especially during a time when many of our screen time use has gone up. As a mother of five, Andrea, has learned the hard way when it came to screen time with her kids. When she handed over a phone too soon to one of her children without being prepared, she realized how important creating healthy tech boundaries was for a healthier family. In this episode Dr. Elana and Andrea discuss what healthy boundaries look like and that doesn’t mean no screen time or making you feel guilty. In fact, it is the opposite. In this episode they empower you with tools and resources so you can have a healthy relationship with the screen for your kids and ultimately create a “tech-healthy family.” There is a healthy balance and in today’s episode we hope you can find what that balance looks like in your home. 

Topics Discussed:

  • Identifying when there is a time and place for screen time and getting rid of the guilt!
  • How to assess what too much screen time is for your individual child
  • When a “reset” is needed and what that looks like
  • How can we work with our kids and spouses to create healthy tech boundaries
  • What are some characteristics of tech-healthy families
  • How can we create an environment that promotes connection over screen time

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Aug 18, 2020

Steph interviews Dr. Ivy Ge to help moms navigate the constant changes, fears, and #momguilt associated with parenting during a pandemic.  Dr. Ivy Ge is a pharmacy professor who has conducted research for over a decade on practical tools to prioritize, problem-solve, and stay focused under pressure. As a recovering perfectionist, she helps moms learn how to filter out distractions, stop comparing themselves to others, and focus on what’s most important to them. She also helps moms raise self-reliant, resilient children, and bring back passion to their relationship. If you’re feeling “stuck” or burnt out, this episode will help you recharge and bravely keep moving forward.

Topics Discussed:

  • How to navigate the stress of “pandemic parenting”
  • Ways to help children cope with lockdown-related stress
  • Fostering independence and self-driven learning in kids
  • Defining what ‘good enough’ looks like in this season
  • The most important thing your child needs right now

Show Notes:

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Aug 11, 2020

Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Ana Maria Temple to help parents plan for what to expect going back to school during COVID-19. Dr. Ana Maria Temple has over 20 years experience as a pediatrician treating over 36,000 patients. She has an integrative approach to health care and her goal is to help families achieve wellness with less medications. During this episode they discuss how to prepare kids to stay well during COVID-19, how parents can talk with their kids about wearing masks, and overall how to feel well-equipped and empowered at the start of the school year.

Topics Discussed: 

  • What should we expect going back to school during COVID-19
  • The pros and cons to mask wearing for kids
  • How to discuss masks with kids
  • How should we prepare kids to stay well during COVID-19
  • The top 3 supplements to consider to help keep your child well
  • The biggest takeaway from the COVID-19 situation
  • 2 actional steps you can take to prep for back to school

Show Notes:

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