Info

"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
RSS Feed
2021
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
February
January


2020
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2019
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: June, 2021

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.

Jun 29, 2021

On today’s episode, Dr. Elana interviews environmental medicine expert, Dr. Vivian Chen, MD. They took an in-depth look into water toxicity and share what moms can do to ensure they are providing clean water to their family. They discussed the overwhelm and confusion that many moms face when it comes to avoiding environmental toxins and share practical steps to easily minimize toxins from drinking, bath and shower water. It doesn’t need to cost thousands of dollars nor does it have to feel overwhelming. Dr. Elana and Dr. Viv leave you with actionable steps you can take to ensure your family is drinking clean and healthy water!   

Topics Discussed:

  • Understanding common contaminants found in drinking water
  • How to test your home tap water
  • Why it is so important for young children to drink filtered water
  • Budget friendly filter options
  • Why bath and shower filters are a good investment
  • Things to know about bottled and carbonated water
  • How to shop for a filter that is right for your home water 

Show Notes:

Dr. Chen is a UK trained medical doctor with 15 years of clinical experience. She is board certified in the UK in both internal medicine and family practice.

 

Her world turned upside down when her daughter was hospitalized soon after being born with symptoms no doctor could figure out. Through doing her own research, she was able to help her daughter recover. She also realized that the many years of chronic fatigue, acne and brain fog she had was due to environmental toxicity. This opened the world of root causes she had never considered before as a conventional medical doctor.

Today she lives in San Francisco with her family and coaches clients back to health by identifying root causes and implementing lifestyle solutions. She is also on a mission to help people reduce their toxin load because she believes environmental toxins to be one important root cause of many chronic health conditions.

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 DOCTORMOM

Enjoy the health benefits of PaleoValley’s products such as their supplements, superfood bars and meat sticks.  Receive 15% off your purchase by using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head to paleovalley.com/doctormom 

Active Skin Repair is a must have for everyone to keep themselves and their families healthy and clean.  Keep a bottle in the car to spray your face after removing your mask, a bottle in your medicine cabinet to replace your toxic first aid products, and one in your outdoor pack for whatever life throws at you.  Use code DOCTORMOM to receive 20% off your order + free shipping. Visit BLDGActive.com to order.

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.

Jun 22, 2021

On today’s episode, Steph interviews Autumn Smith, co-founder of Paleovalley. Autumn holds a Masters in Holistic Nutrition, a Certified Eating Psychology Coach, and is a Certified FDN Practitioner. They share common deficiencies in moms and kids based on their clinical experience and what the research says. You’ll get a better understanding of whether or not those pesky postpartum symptoms like hair loss, fatigue, and moodiness may actually be a nutrient deficient and how you can work to correct it. Because Autumn is a mama who really gets it, you’ll walk away with practical strategies to incorporate nutrient-dense foods into your family's diet.

Topics Discussed:

  • How common nutrient deficiencies are in moms
  • Why so many of us are deficient in nutrients
  • Physical signs you may be deficient
  • Deficiencies in kids
  • The most important foods to focus on
  • Realistic ways to to incorporate these foods into your family's diet

Show Notes:

Autumn Fladmo Smith began her academic career with a Bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in dance from the University of Montana. Upon graduation, Autumn danced professionally while becoming a certified yoga instructor. Hoping to combine her love of dance with her passion for health, Autumn became a celebrity fitness trainer with Tracy Anderson, most notably completing a world tour with Jennifer Lopez.

While working as a fitness trainer, Autumn could see that exercise alone was not enough for many of her clients to achieve the radiant health they worked so hard to achieve. Meanwhile, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and anxiety continued to plague her personal health, starting in adolescence. These frustrations further ignited her passion and interest in the study of holistic nutrition. Through self-guided research, she and her husband, Chas, healed her IBS with the paleo diet. She then studied with the Institute for the Psychology of Eating to become a Certified Eating Psychology Coach and Hawthorn University where she obtained a Masters in Holistic Nutrition.

In 2013, she founded Paleovalley with her husband and brother-in-law. Paleovalley’s mission is to disseminate excellent nutritional information and organic food products with 100 million people worldwide. Autumn's commitment to health reached new heights last year following the birth of their son, Maverick. Also, Autumn became a Certified FDN Practitioner as of 2018!

This Episode’s Sponsors 

Enjoy the health benefits of PaleoValley’s products such as their supplements, superfood bars and meat sticks.  Receive 15% off your purchase by using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head to paleovalley.com/doctormom 

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.

Jun 15, 2021

On today’s episode, Steph interviews occupational therapist turned Sleep & Well-being Specialist, Taylor Kulik about helping babies sleep. You will learn a new way to approach traditional methods of sleep training. There is no one-way or “right” way to help your baby sleep, but this episode provides parents with information so they can think through how they want to approach infant sleep. This episode explores how baby’s sleep, what they need to thrive, how to tap into your intuition, and how to think about sleep from a holistic perspective. Whether you’re pregnant and thinking about how you want to approach sleep or in the thick of it, Taylor’s guidance will provide needed reassurance that you as the parent know best!

Topics Discussed:

  • Dispelling common myths about baby sleep
  • Navigating the “grey area” when it comes to sleep training
  • How to approach baby sleep from a holistic perspective
  • Underlying causes of frequent wake-ups
  • How to tap into your intuition and tune out the “shoulds”
  • What parents should look out for when following sleep advice or experts

Show Notes:

Taylor is an occupational therapist turned Sleep & Well-being Specialist who provides eCourses and 1:1 support for families who choose not to sleep train. Her passion is busting societal sleep myths and providing biologically-informed education surrounding infant sleep patterns and encouraging parents to tune into their intuition and parent in a way that aligns with their heart.

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 DOCTORMOM

Enjoy the health benefits of PaleoValley’s products such as their supplements, superfood bars and meat sticks.  Receive 15% off your purchase by using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head to paleovalley.com/doctormom 

Active Skin Repair is a must have for everyone to keep themselves and their families healthy and clean.  Keep a bottle in the car to spray your face after removing your mask, a bottle in your medicine cabinet to replace your toxic first aid products, and one in your outdoor pack for whatever life throws at you.  Visit BLDGActive.com and use code DOCTORMOM

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.

Jun 8, 2021

On today’s episode, Dr. Elana interviews pediatric functional dentist, Dr. Staci Whitmann. They discuss the most frequently asked questions mamas have when faced with their kid’s dental health. They review the root causes of cavities, the risks of fluoride treatment and other safer alternatives, and how to prevent cavities using a holistic approach. They also cover common questions about brushing and flossing little ones, what to expect visiting a functional dentist, and more!  

Topics Discussed:

  • How functional dentistry differs from traditional dentistry
  • Why kids are so prone to cavities
  • Natural ways to prevent cavities by understanding the root cause
  • Why fluoride may not be the answer to helping prevent or treat cavities
  • Tips to avoid dental trauma in kids
  • When to start taking your child to the dentist
  • Why floss is even more important than brushing
  • Best toothpastes and why!
  • How to find a holistic dentist
  • Listen to today’s episode on our website

Show Notes:

Doctor Staci Whitman is on a mission to create a world without cavities and where children breathe and grow to their optimum ability. She is the founder of NoPo Kids Dentistry where she takes a whole-body, holistic, and functional approach with her patients. Her dentistry/practice is grounded by science and powered by love.

Doctor Staci attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and worked as a general dentist for two years and went on to earn a certificate in pediatric dentistry from Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU). She has always always passionate about children's sleep and airway health, focusing her research in residency on how to improve airway assessments and diagnostic tools in the pediatric population.

In 2019 she founded NoPo Kids Dentistry with a mission to practice a whole-body approach to dentistry. She became a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2012 and is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also involved in many organized dentistry groups including the Holistic Dental Association, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, the American Association of Ozonotherapy, and has her Certification in Laser Proficiency. She has taken numerous courses and trainings in children’s sleep and airway medicine, studying oromyofunctional therapy, craniosacral therapy, and is a Breathe Institute Ambassador.

Doctor Staci is an Internationally Certified Health and Wellness Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and is currently attending the American College of Integrative Dentistry and Medicine and the Institute of Functional Medicine with expected certification dates in 2023 and 2022. She dreams of a world without cavities and believes in motivating families to join her as a team, keeping their children healthy and thriving with small, manageable daily changes.

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 DOCTORMOM

Enjoy the health benefits of PaleoValley’s products such as their supplements, superfood bars and meat sticks.  Receive 15% off your purchase by using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head to paleovalley.com/doctormom 

Active Skin Repair is a must have for everyone to keep themselves and their families healthy and clean.  Keep a bottle in the car to spray your face after removing your mask, a bottle in your medicine cabinet to replace your toxic first aid products, and one in your outdoor pack for whatever life throws at you.  Use code DOCTORMOM to receive 20% off your order + free shipping. Visit BLDGActive.com to order.

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.

Jun 1, 2021

On today’s episode, Steph interviews Ashley Nowe, a certified Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist. Ashley teaches women not only how to return to exercise safely and effectively, but how to kick butt while doing it! They discuss what a safe reintroduction to fitness looks like after baby and how it’s different depending on the mom’s experience with labor and delivery. They share what can happen if you jump back into fitness too intensely or too quickly. They also cover a popular topic many mamas are concerned about, diastasis recti--how to know if you have it and your options to heal. If you’re looking for inspiration and relatable fitness guidance from an expert who really gets it, Ashley is your new go-to and we’re excited to share her with you on today’s show! 

Topics Discussed:

  • How to safely approach postpartum fitness
  • How to know if you have diastasis recti and treatment options
  • What’s “common” vs. “normal” postpartum with leaking and pain
  • Signs you may be pushing your body too hard
  • Common myths about postpartum fitness 
  • One thing moms can do today to reconnect with their new body

Show Notes:

After the birth of her twins and the ensuing battle to heal her own postpartum core, Ashley Nowe founded Get Mom Strong, a platform dedicated to helping moms regain their strength and confidence from the inside out. As an athlete and mother, Ashley was frustrated that pregnant and postpartum women were being told to simply accept postpartum "side effects" as the price of motherhood. She decided to change the narrative.

Ashley, a certified Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist, teaches women not only how to return to exercise safely and effectively, but how to kick all the butt while doing it! Her home-based fitness program takes women from the postpartum basics through total body, high intensity workouts that strengthen the core and pelvic floor.

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 DOCTORMOM

Enjoy the health benefits of PaleoValley’s products such as their supplements, superfood bars and meat sticks.  Receive 15% off your purchase by using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head to paleovalley.com/doctormom 

Active Skin Repair is a must have for everyone to keep themselves and their families healthy and clean.  Keep a bottle in the car to spray your face after removing your mask, a bottle in your medicine cabinet to replace your toxic first aid products, and one in your outdoor pack for whatever life throws at you.  Use code DOCTORMOM to receive 20% off your order + free shipping. Visit BLDGActive.com to order.

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.

 

1