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"Doctor Mom" Podcast

Join Stephanie Greunke, 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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Now displaying: January, 2023

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.

Jan 31, 2023

Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Payam Hakimi, a board-certified family physician who combines his knowledge of medicine with specialized alternative medical modalities to create a comprehensive medical practice. He is currently the medical director of Body of Harmony in Beverly Hills, CA. and Miami, FL. Dr. Hakimi practices Integrative and Functional Medicine, IV Nutrition, Stem Cell Therapy, Anti-aging Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulation and Cranial Osteopathy, and Clinical Homeopathy. While finishing his residency at USC with the Department of Family Medicine, he was elected Chief Resident and Assistant Clinical Professor at the USC Keck School of Medicine. He is a key instructor for teaching medical students, residents, physicians, nurses, acupuncturists, chiropractors, and the public, the art and science of integrative medicine. He is currently a senior teaching faculty with the Center for Education and Development of Clinical Homeopathy in the U.S.

On today’s episode, they discuss the topic of sleep! Why it is so important for children (and us parents!), common misconceptions of using melatonin along with drawbacks parents need to know, along with how homeopathy can be safely used to help children and adults sleep better and restore their circadian rhythm!  We are grateful to Boiron for connecting us with Dr. Hakimi. Boiron is our favorite homeopathy company and is the leading homeopathy distributor worldwide! 

Topics Discussed:

  • Why sleep is so important for children (and us parents!) 
  • Common misconceptions of using melatonin 
  • Drawbacks parents need to know about using melatonin,
  • How homeopathy can be safely used to help children and adults sleep better and restore their circadian rhythm! 

Show Notes:

A board-certified family physician, Dr. Payam Hakimi has had diverse medical training and has combined his knowledge of medicine with specialized alternative medical modalities to create a comprehensive medical practice. He is currently the medical director of Body of Harmony in Beverly Hills, Calif. and Miami, Fla. Dr. Hakimi practices Integrative and Functional Medicine, IV Nutrition, Stem Cell Therapy, Anti-aging Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulation and Cranial Osteopathy, and Clinical Homeopathy. While finishing his residency at USC with the Department of Family Medicine, he was elected Chief Resident and Assistant Clinical Professor at the USC Keck School of Medicine. He is a key instructor for teaching medical students, residents, physicians, nurses, acupuncturists, chiropractors, and the public, the art and science of integrative medicine. He is currently a senior teaching faculty with the Center for Education and Development of Clinical Homeopathy (CEDH) in the U.S.

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 

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. To get started, head to thisisneeded.com, and use code DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of Needed’s Complete Plan!

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 (with $35 minimum purchase). 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.

Jan 24, 2023

Steph interviews Sarah Bivens about home births. Both Steph and Elana have had home births and have shared their experiences in past episodes, but wanted to offer another story and insight into the world of home births. Sarah is the co-creator of Doing It At Home, a podcast and community helping parents to feel confident, prepared and excited for home birth. In this episode, Sarah shares her best advice for parents navigating the decision about whether or not to have a homebirth. They talk about how to approach the conversation with your partner, questions to ask providers, trusting your gut when it comes to your birth location, and even ‘must have’ home birth essentials.

Topics Discussed:

  • Reasons moms choose home birth
  • How to know if home birth is the right choice
  • Navigating the decision with anxious partners
  • Questions to ask providers
  • How a home birth can positively impact motherhood

Show Notes:

Sarah Bivens is the co-creator of Doing It At Home, a podcast and community helping parents to feel confident, prepared and excited for home birth. DIAH started in 2016 when Sarah was pregnant with her first child and switched from a hospital birth to a home birth halfway through the pregnancy. Before becoming pregnant, both Sarah and her husband Matthew worked as life coaches. Taking their previous experiences and marrying it with their awakened passion for home birth, they created the ultimate space for home birth empowerment. DIAH includes a podcast, community, resources and lifestyle programs. Sarah currently lives in Marietta, Georgia with Matthew and their daughter Maya and is pregnant with her second child. You can learn more about DIAH at www.diahpodcast.com or www.instagram.com/doingitathome

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 

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. To get started, head to thisisneeded.com, and use code DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of Needed’s Complete Plan!

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 (with $35 minimum purchase). 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.

Jan 17, 2023

Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Gabriela Sheets, a human biologist and mama who has spent over a decade researching the early development of the infant microbiome (how babies acquire important microorganisms in and on their bodies). Her research has earned her numerous grants and awards, yet her passion lies in sharing this information with those who can make the most difference for the next generation: moms! 

In her time away from her deliciously wild three year old, Gabriela consults with mamas, practitioners and companies in all things microbiome. To make this valuable and actionable information more widely accessible, Gabriela is developing a series of online educational programs for young families and practitioners. Most recently, she has teamed up with our friends over at Needed to support their prenatal program and to co-develop their upcoming infant/kids line. Gabriela believes we can support human thriving, one mama and baby at a time!

In today’s episode, they discussed how a mom’s microbiome affects babies, what to look for in purchasing probiotics, how to read the labels, testing microbiome health, and more!

We are so grateful to our podcast partner, Needed, for connecting us with Dr. Gabriela. She is such a wealth of knowledge you will love this episode and want to share it with all the mamas you know!  And please don’t forget that Needed continues to come out with new and innovative products! Not only do they offer our favorite prenatal and pre/probiotic, they also just recently came out with a digestive enzyme that is safe during pregnancy and nursing. Their formula contains 14 clinically-backed types of digestive enzymes that support the optimal digestion of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, as well as sensitive foods like dairy, gluten, and legumes, throughout the entire spectrum of your digestive tract.

Use code DOCTORMOM20 for 20% off your first order or first 3 months of a Needed subscription. Head to thisisneeded.com, and use code DOCTORMOM20 for 20% 

 

Topics Discussed:

  • How and why a mother’s microbiome impacts her babies
  • How the first two years of life lays the foundation for optimal lifelong health
  • Common symptoms that are associated with low levels of certain beneficial bacteria in babies
  • HMO’s and the benefit to mom and baby
  • Microbiome testing
  • How to read probiotic labels and why specific strains are important for various life stages
  • Prebiotics, probiotics and spore-based products
  • Companies to support who make high-quality pre and probiotics

Show Notes:

  • Book a free 15-minute consult with Dr. Garbiela by visiting her website here.
  • Tiny Health Labs to learn more about microbiome testing for mama and baby. Use code ELANA20 for $20 off each kit!
  • Click here to learn more about Dr. Elana Roumell’s Doctor Mom Membership, a membership designed for moms who want to be their child’s number one health advocate!
  • Click here to learn more about Steph Greunke, RD’s online nutrition program and community, Postpartum Reset, an intimate private community and online roadmap for any mama (or mama-to-be) who feels stuck, alone, and depleted and wants to learn how to thrive in motherhood.
  • Listen to today’s episode on our website

Dr. Gabriela Sheets is a human biologist and mama who has spent over a decade researching the early development of the infant microbiome (how babies acquire important microorganisms in and on their bodies). Her research has earned her numerous grants and awards, yet her passion lies in sharing this information with those who can make the most difference for the next generation: moms! In her time away from her deliciously wild three-year-old, Gabriela consults with mamas, practitioners and companies in all things microbiome. To make this valuable and actionable information more widely accessible, Gabriela is developing a series of online educational programs for young families and practitioners. Most recently, she has teamed up with Needed to support their prenatal program and to co-develop their upcoming infant/kids line. Gabriela believes we can support human thriving, one mama and baby at a time!

This Episode’s Sponsor

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. To get started, head to thisisneeded.com, and use code DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of Needed’s Complete Plan!

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 10, 2023

Steph interviews Melissa Urban about setting effective boundaries. Melissa is the co-founder and CEO of Whole30 and an authority on helping people create lifelong healthy habits. She acknowledges that it’s not always easy to set boundaries, but that doing so will set you free. Melissa shares tips for navigating issues with in-laws, how to navigate differences in opinion when it comes to feeding your kids, common mistakes people make when setting boundaries, and scripts you can use to ease into setting boundaries. There’s something for everyone in this conversation and you’ll walk away feeling empowered to advocate for yourself.

Topics Discussed:

  • What sparked Melissa’s passion for helping others set boundaries
  • Why boundaries are especially hard for women and moms
  • Common mistakes people make when setting boundaries 
  • How to navigate issues with your in-laws
  • Navigating disagreements with how you feed your kids

Show Notes:

Melissa Urban is the co-founder and CEO of Whole30 and an authority on helping people create lifelong healthy habits. She is a seven-time New York Times bestselling author, including the instant best-seller, The Book of Boundaries, debuting at #3. She has been featured by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, People, Forbes, Good Morning America, and CNBC; is the host of the Do the Thing podcast; and is a prominent keynote speaker on boundaries, building community, health trends, and entrepreneurship. She lives in Salt Lake City, UT.

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 

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. To get started, head to thisisneeded.com, and use code DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of Needed’s Complete Plan!

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 (with $35 minimum purchase). 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.

Jan 3, 2023

Steph interviews Lily Nichols about all things prenatal and postpartum nutrition. Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition. Her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and relatable. She is the author of two bestselling books, Real Food for Pregnancy and Real Food for Gestational Diabetes. In this episode, Lily shares information about protein needs for women, concerns with fully plant-based diets, CGMs during pregnancy, new research and a refreshing perspective on weight gain during pregnancy, and so much more!

Topics Discussed:

  • A day in the life of Lily
  • Protein needs during pregnancy + postpartum
  • Concerns with plant-based diets
  • CGMS - pros/cons/considerations during pregnancy
  • Reconsidering pregnancy weight gain guidelines 
  • What she’s working on next

Show Notes:

Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition. Her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and critical of outdated dietary guidelines. She is co-founder of the Women's Health Nutrition Academy and the author of two books, Real Food for Pregnancy and Real Food for Gestational Diabetes. Lily’s bestselling books have helped tens of thousands of mamas (and babies!), are used in university-level maternal nutrition and midwifery courses, and have even influenced prenatal nutrition policy internationally. She writes at https://lilynicholsrdn.com

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 

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. To get started, head to thisisneeded.com, and use code DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of Needed’s Complete Plan!

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 (with $35 minimum purchase). 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.

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