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"Doctor Mom" Podcast | Practical Tips to Be a Proactive Parent

Join Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show and share personal stories, so you leave each episode with practical tips to be a proactive parent! Guests discuss topics like pregnancy and postpartum nutrition, pediatric health, holistic health, parenting tips, maternal mental health, and prevention tips. We answer parent's common questions like: * How to be healthy before, during, and after pregnancy * How to stop worrying about your child's health * How do I keep my child strong and healthy * How to have more energy and feel your best after having a baby 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.

Jun 4, 2024

Steph and Elana are excited to wrap up Season 12 and catch up on some life updates in this episode. 

Elana shares updates on her journey through mold detoxing, upcoming summer plans, and how her weaning process went. While Steph shares a big upcoming trip along with tools she uses to help her move out of a burnout state. 

They love sharing the raw and real… and solutions they have found to help them through the challenging times. They are here to remind you that you are FAR from alone on this journey of motherhood. 

They will be taking a quick podcast break and will be back with another great lineup of guests in August. During this break, feel free to scroll back to some past favorite episodes. They have so many incredible episodes to choose from!

Topics Discussed: 

  • How to trust your body through a mold detox

  • 40th Birthday Plans!

  • Weaning updates and tips

  • Burnout signs, symptoms, and solutions

  • “Doctor Mom” travel toolkit ideas 

Show Notes:

  • 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 Substack Mindset + Metabolism where women can  learn how to nourish their bodies, hit their health and body composition goals, and become the most vibrant version of themselves.

  • Listen to today’s episode on our website

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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. To get started, head to thisisneeded.com, and use code DOCTORMOM20 for 20% off Needed’s Complete Plan!

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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.

May 28, 2024

Nothing can put a damper on a gorgeous sunny day quite like finding a tick attached to your child. If finding a tick instantly amps up your anxiety about Lyme disease or other infections you are NOT alone! We know there are SO many amazing benefits to being outside and spending time in nature, so we want to help you feel empowered to handle ticks and address Lyme disease with confidence. 

In today’s episode, Dr. Elana shares an interview she did with Lyme Expert, Dr. Jaquel Patterson, ND, who was the expert guest inside the Doctor Mom Membership this month. These two naturopathic doctors teach you everything you need to know about Lyme Disease - from prevention strategies to both conventional and natural treatment options, so you can feel confident as a Doctor Mom!

If after listening to this episode you are hungry for more, join the Doctor Mom Membership to access an easy-to-follow, safe, and effective Doctor Mom Lyme Disease Protocol so you feel confident and prepared! Visit www.doctormommembership.com to join and get immediate access. 

Topics Discussed:

  • What is Lyme disease and how does it present in kids

  • What if a child doesn’t have the classic bullseye rash what other symptoms to look for

  • What testing is best and when are results most accurate 

  •  What are conventional treatments for Lyme

  •  The one antibiotic that every child under the age of 8 should avoid

  •  What are natural treatments for Lyme that are safe for kids

  •  What are common home remedies for Lyme

  •  How to prevent Lyme in the first place!

  •   How to find a Lyme Literate doctor

  • And more…

Show Notes:

  • Find a Lyme Literate doctor at ILADS Directory

  • Some products mentioned in today's episode can be found on this Amazon list

  • To equip you with more tools and knowledge on Lyme Disease - join the Doctor Mom Membership now and get immediate access to a library of information now!

  • Click here to learn more about Steph Greunke, RD’s Substack Mindset + Metabolism where women can learn learn how to nourish their bodies, hit their health and body composition goals, and become the most vibrant version of themselves.

Dr. Jaquel Patterson is a nationally recognized naturopathic physician, success coach, 3x Amazon best-selling author, and Forbes contributor. She owns a successful multi-disciplinary medical practice, Fairfield Family Health, in Connecticut. She has over 16 years of clinical experience with a focus on Lyme disease, autoimmune conditions, integrative psychiatry and environmental medicine. She is a sought-after speaker and published in places like USA Today, New York Magazine, Forbes, CBC, Fox, NBC and ABC. She has also completed additional training and is certified with the Institute for Functional Medicine and Functional Medicine for Psychiatry and ADHD with Psychiatry Redefined.  She is active in leadership within the profession, serving as the past President for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and currently serves on the board for the American Academy of Environmental Medicine.

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 heading 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 DOCTORMOM20 for 20% off 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.

May 21, 2024

Steph interviews Krystle from Expecting and Empowered about postpartum fitness, including c-section recovery and exercise. Krystle is a physical therapist who has treated hundreds of pregnancy and postpartum patients. She’s poured 12+ years of knowledge working with women into her app and the education on her platform. In this episode, they discuss common misconceptions about postpartum fitness, c-section-specific recovery work, how to set realistic goals, and answer frequently asked questions. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of what to expect for postpartum fitness and feel empowered with tools and resources to find your inner and outer strength.

Topics Discussed:

  • Why every woman can benefit from PT

  • What happens during your PT appointment

  • Navigating c-section recovery and movement

  • Consideration for babywearing

  • Addressing FAQ  about postpartum fitness

  • Tips for finding time for movement

Show Notes:

Krystle has been working as a physical therapist for 13 years and has treated hundreds of pregnancy and postpartum patients at her clinic Empower Movement. Everything she's learned in those years has been poured into creating Expecting and Empowered - a resource that she now recommends to ALL of her pregnant and postpartum clients. As she loves to say, “motion is lotion”- movement during these physically demanding years sets you up for a smoother journey. Expecting and Empowered allows her to continue growing her passion for helping women to have a smooth pregnancy and a safe recovery. She marries her PT experience with her personal experience of being a 3x C-section mom to empower women across the globe to live stronger, healthier lives. 

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 heading 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 DOCTORMOM20 for 20% off 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.

May 14, 2024

Dr. Elisa Song, MD is a Stanford-, NYU-, UCSF-trained integrative pediatrician, pediatric functional medicine expert, and mom to 2 thriving children and today’s special guest.  On today’s episode, we talk about her NEW BOOK Healthy Kids Happy Kids: An Integrative Pediatrician’s Guide to Whole Child Resilience!

Dr. Song teaches us what Whole Child Resilience means and how gut health is a foundational tool for optimizing every child’s health. She shares the latest research on children’s gut microbiome and teaches us what to include in our children’s diet and what to avoid to establish this optimal foundation. 

We also discuss antibiotics used and how to restore a disrupted gut microbiome along with vagus nerve stimulation and how that among so many other tools can help support our littles.

If you are striving for optimal health for your child, you don’t want to miss this episode! 

*And don’t forget to grab a copy of Dr. Elisa’s new book. You will love it!

Topics Discussed:

  • How to raise resilient kids

  • Latest research on children’s gut microbiome

  • Microbiome champions - the 3Fs you want to eat to feed the good bugs!

  • Microbiome mischief makers - 5 things you want to avoid!

  • How to restore a disrupted gut microbiome after antibiotics

  • Vagus nerve and whole gut resilience

  • Favorite gut-supportive recipes

Show Notes:

Dr. Elisa Song, MD is a Stanford-, NYU-, UCSF-trained integrative pediatrician, pediatric functional medicine expert, and mom to 2 thriving children. She is the author of the Healthy Kids Happy Kids: An Integrative Pediatrician’s Guide to Whole Child Resilience, coming May 14, 2024. In her integrative pediatric practice, Whole Family Wellness (www.wholefamilywellness.org), she’s helped 1000s of kids get to the root causes of their health concerns and empowered parents to help their children thrive – body, mind, and spirit – by integrating conventional pediatrics with functional medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and essential oils. Dr. Song created Healthy Kids Happy Kids (www.healthykidshappykids.com) as an online holistic pediatric resource to help practitioners and parents bridge the gap between conventional and integrative pediatrics with an evidence-based, pediatrician-backed, mom-approved approach.

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 heading 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 DOCTORMOM20 for 20% off 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.

May 7, 2024

Steph interviews Dr. Jessica Shepherd, a nationally known women's health expert and board-certified OBGYN, about perimenopause. As a menopause expert, Dr. Shepherd offers education and tools that allow women to find solutions and, feel seen and heard as they enter menopause.  In this interview, they discuss, what perimenopause is and when it starts, common misconceptions about perimenopause, and nutrition and lifestyle changes to support this transition. They also dive into lab testing and how to advocate for yourself to get the care you deserve. You’ll leave this interview feeling confident and equipped to feel your best during perimenopause.

Topics Discussed:

  • Weight gain in perimenopause - is it inevitable?

  • Common misconceptions about perimenopause

  • The best advice for those in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s

  • How to advocate for yourself when you see your doctor

  • Physical symptoms that indicate hormonal problems

Show Notes:

  • Follow @jessicashepherdmd on Instagram

  • Check out @modernmeno on Instagram

  • Follow @Sanctummedwellness on Instagram

  • 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. Jessica Shepherd is a nationally known women's health expert and board certified OBGYN. She is the former Chief Medical Officer at Verywell Health, she impacts the health of millions of women through the trustworthy and dynamic information she shares. As a menopause expert, her impact through education on multiple media platforms and social media has allowed women to find themselves seen and heard.  In Dallas, she is the founder and CEO of Sanctum Med + Wellness that incorporates the entire scope of wellness through wellness practitioners and Eastern modalities. 

Dr. Shepherd is an engaging and well known media personality seen regularly as an expert on Good Morning America, The Today Show,  CNN, MSNBC and CBS News.  Her ability to capture millions on TV only ignites her mission to reach even more women as they navigate their journey in health and wellness.  

Recently featured on the cover of D Magazine for October for Best Docs 2023, the titled article "how to (meno)pause" has inspired many women.

She is on the Advisory Board for Women's Health Magazine, WHOOP, and contributes to Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Forbes, and more.  

As a health care expert, she strives to educate people on their bodies and how to address their physical, sexual, emotional health in addition to the incorporation of wellness and has expanded her reach to keynote talks and brand collaborations.  Her national appeal has allowed her to work on women’s health issues with celebrities including Sheryl Crow, Halle Berry, Ciara, Brooke Burke, Erin Andrews and more.

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 heading 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 DOCTORMOM20 for 20% off 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.

Apr 30, 2024

Milk choices are such a hot topic - it can lead to confusion and overwhelm as there are many options to choose from!

What is right for one individual may not be beneficial to another - best to be informed and empowered with knowledge so you can make the best choice for your family!

On today’s episode, Dr. Elana interviews Haley Scheich to review the ins and outs of milk choices!

Haley is the co-founder of My SuperHero Foods, a wellness brand that teaches families about the powers of real foods and the importance of what we put in our bodies.  

In this episode, Haley and Dr. Elana share their personal journeys with experimenting with dairy-free to then starting to incorporate dairy into their diets.  As moms and health nuts, we are here to help break down the pros and cons, ins and outs to meet you where you are at!

Topics Discussed:

  • How big pharma funds most of our food supply

  • The difference between conventional cow milk and raw milk

  • The many benefits of raw milk

  • How to access good quality safe milk

  • The difference between cow milk and goat milk

  • How to choose a healthy nut milk

  • Ways to make homemade nut milk

  • Why staying away from oat milk may be a good idea!

Show Notes:

Haley Scheich is the cofounder of My SuperHero Foods, a wellness brand that teaches families about the powers of real foods and the importance of what we put in our bodies.  She’s a working mama of 3 kids and 3 step kids, ages 2 to 18. She’s married to Dr. Tarek Pacha, her best friend and co-founder.

Haley spent 17 years in the healthcare industry before creating My SuperHero Foods. Her first 9 years were spent at Pfizer. There she learned that so many chronic medicines aren’t needed if you change the way you eat. Food can be the real medicine. She later spent another 8 years in bioinformatics, specifically urologist cancers, and genomics. 

After being introduced to yoga and healing her own body through nutrition, she discovered a disconnect between the healthcare and nutrition industries and the strength of food as medicine. Shortly after, she dropped out of her Masters in Nutrition program and began a decade-long journey of self-education. 

Haley and Tarek co-authored the children’s books, My SuperHero Foods and My SuperHero Sleep as well as the breakfast cookbook Sunny Side Up and The Ultimate Guide to Avoiding Seed Oils in Your Kitchen. They also created mysuperherofoods.com, a free robust resource to help raise awareness about the power of whole foods and wellness. You can find her on Instagram @mysupherherofoods, where she continues to educate parents and caregivers on the importance of real food for all kids.

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 heading 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 DOCTORMOM20 for 20% off 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.

Apr 23, 2024

Steph interviews Chelsea Bodie, co-founder of the Mama Psychologists, to discuss ways moms can navigate anxiety and intrusive thoughts. They discuss common fears moms have when it comes to their kids and how to navigate those fears. You’ll learn when “common” becomes concerning and how to get the support you need to feel more at ease and less alone.  

Topics Discussed:

  • Unique ways burnout shows up in moms and kids

  • Common concerns moms have

  • Intrusive thoughts

  • Strategies to navigate anxious thoughts

  • When it’s more than “new mom worries”

Show Notes:

We are Chelsea & Caitlin, founders of MamaPsychologists. We have built a community of over 590,000 parents worldwide. Currently based out of Alberta Canada In addition to mamapsychologists, we wear many hats. We are also best friends, Registered Psychologists, authors, and, most importantly, moms (to 4 kids aged 6 and under) who struggled significantly in the postpartum period. From months-long NICU stay to birth trauma and postpartum anxiety—we truly have experienced many of the topics we talk about! Between the two of us we have training and experience in EMDR, trauma, child and adolescent psychology, theraplay, maternal mental health, perinatal mental health, birth trauma, pregnancy loss, infertility, somatic experiencing, and more. We have over 20 years of combined experience in the mental health field. We pride ourselves on sharing real life parenting experiences and struggles (with a dash of humour) to share the ups and downs to help parents worldwide feel less alone. When we aren’t working in our private practices or burning the midnight oil running mamapsychologists you will most likely find us with our families. Caitlin is often spending her time cheering her kids on at the skating rink with a coffee in hand. Chelsea can most often be found on her family farm running after her children chasing all their farm animal friends.

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 heading 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 DOCTORMOM20 for 20% off 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.

Apr 16, 2024

Mold can be a very scary and overwhelming topic for “Doctor Moms” to learn about. Yet even though complex, it shouldn’t be a topic to shy away from. Parents deserve to have the knowledge to advocate for optimal detection, testing, and remediation so they can ensure a safe home for their families. 

In today’s episode, Dr. Elana interviews mold expert, Brian Karr, to share her personal story about buying a home that got flooded during escrow and how Brian helped support Dr. Elana each step of the way. We hope her story can be a teaching opportunity for other families to learn how to advocate and find solutions so they too can go to bed at night knowing they are living in a safe home. 

Brian Karr is a second-generation indoor environmental consultant who specializes in working with hypersensitive individuals with complex chronic medical conditions. He helps individuals and families to understand if mold, mycotoxins, or other indoor pathogens exist in their homes that may be contributing to their health conditions, and how to remedy those issues.

Brian has become a mold & biotoxin expert to many medical practitioners across the country and has helped over 5,000 hypersensitive individuals worldwide to create healthier living environments that have allowed their doctors to help them get better.

Brian is the Co-Founder of We Inspect, the host of #moldfinders: RADIO and an expert at identifying indicators of mold growth. Including but not limited to strategic sampling, validating, and developing remedial strategies for mold growth and biotoxin production in all areas of a home or building including walls, floors, ceilings, crawl spaces, basements, attics, and HVAC systems.

If you want to equip yourself with the most up-to-date mold information - this is the episode for you!

Topics Discussed:

  • Dr. Elana’s story of how she advocated for mold detection, testing, and remediation in her home

  • The many deceiving mold practices you want to avoid

  • 5 things to look for to detect a water leak and possible mold

  • When air samples work and when they don’t work

  • The pros and cons of ERMI testing and interpretation mistakes

  • Why traditional fogging doesn’t get rid of mold

  • Why you should never use or rely on chemicals to kill mold

  • Best remediation practices 

  • Options to consider if you are currently exposed to mold and not sure where to start!

  • Listen to today’s episode on our website

Brian Karr is a second-generation indoor environmental consultant who specializes in working with hypersensitive individuals with complex chronic medical conditions. He helps individuals and families to understand if mold, mycotoxins, or other indoor pathogens exist in their homes that may be contributing to their health conditions, and how to remedy those issues.

Brian has become a mold & biotoxin expert to many medical practitioners across the country and has helped over 5,000 hypersensitive individuals worldwide to create healthier living environments that have allowed their doctors to help them get better.

Brian is the Co-Founder of We Inspect, the host of #moldfinders: RADIO and an expert at identifying indicators of mold growth. Including but not limited to strategic sampling, validating, and developing remedial strategies for mold growth and biotoxin production in all areas of a home or building including walls, floors, ceilings, crawl spaces, basements, attics, and HVAC systems.

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 heading 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 DOCTORMOM20 for 20% off Needed’s Complete Plan!

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Apr 9, 2024

Steph interviews Kaely McDevitt, RD, about functional lab testing. Kaely specializes in nutrition for women's health. Through personalized nutrition, she helps women reclaim their energy, optimize fertility, and overcome hormone symptoms. In this episode, they discuss the lab tests all women should consider on their journey to and through motherhood, including many that are overlooked by conventional medicine. She also shares how to advocate for yourself and how to interpret functional medicine tests.

Topics Discussed:

  • Labs to get tested for preconception health

  • Labs to get tested during pregnancy

  • Labs to get tested during postpartum

  • The most commonly overlooked aspects of pregnancy prep

  • Self-advocacy to get the labs you need

  • How to work with your provider 

Show Notes:

Kaely McDevitt is a Registered Dietitian specializing in nutrition for women's health. She owns a virtual private practice where she and her team help their clients reclaim their energy, optimize fertility and overcome hormone symptoms through personalized nutrition. Having experienced the pitfalls of a conventional approach to women's health first hand, Kaely is passionate about empowering women to build health from a place of connection: to self, to nature and to community. 

This Episode’s Sponsors 

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Apr 2, 2024

Steph and Elana highlight major life updates and give you a sneak peek into the expert interviews for this season. From Elana’s transition to homeschooling and navigating mold exposure to Steph navigating family injuries and new stages of parenthood, there’s a lot happening as they travel through different seasons of motherhood. In this episode, they also highlight who you’ll learn from this season to equip you with new tools for your “Doctor Mom” toolbox.

Topics Discussed:

  • Preconception lab testing

  • Navigating mold exposure

  • Why and how Elana is homeschooling

  • Recovering from ACL surgery and tendonitis 

  • Navigating kid’s lack of focus and distraction

  • Sneak peek of Season 12 guests

Show Notes:

  • 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

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@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 6, 2024

Steph and Elana highlight major life updates and offer support and encouragement for moms. They’re both in the middle of a challenging season navigating loss, emergency home repairs, and family health issues. They share how they’re taking care of themselves physically and mentally despite life’s twists and turns. If life feels extra challenging for you right now or you’re feeling alone in your struggles, this one is for you. Grab a warm beverage and join this honest catch-up with your friends, Steph and Elana.

Topics Discussed:

  • Life updates

  • Tips for staying resilient

  • Resetting after extra sugar consumption

  • Intrusive thoughts and catastrophizing

  • Prioritizing what matters

Show Notes:

  • Insight Timer - Reset and Refresh Challenge

  • 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

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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.

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@drelanaroumell

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Jan 30, 2024

Pain is something no one wants to experience and as moms we sure are susceptible to our fair share - be it from weird positions we nurse in, tendonitis of the wrist from holding babies, back pains from lifting our toddlers… the list goes on…. But there are VERY simple and some surprising things we can do to help us find pain relief.. and quickly! 

This is why I invited Missy Bunch to today’s episode. She has a unique approach to pain relief that I’ve never heard of before and I became FASINTATED by her approach! You’ll love learning these simple techniques to ease those “mom pains” once and for all!

A little bit about Missy…

Missy is a multi-certified movement therapist who has been educating and coaching for over 13 years. As a young professional dancer, she battled many injuries over her career and one day she found someone who studied neurology (the study of the brain and nervous system). After one session with this person, her 4-year knee pain was completely gone. She knew she wanted to teach this approach to the world. The importance of brain function and using the nervous system to rapidly “debug” movement patterns, decrease pain and increase performance, has led her to teach and create lightning-fast improvements with people from all walks of life. Her specialties include injury prevention, injury rehabilitation, joint mobility and decreasing pain, holistically. 

Topics Discussed:

  • 3 easy and quick practical therapies moms can do to prevent pain

  • Simple ways to ease neck pain moms often face when nursing

  • Mommy wrist pain relief techniques 

  • Tips to relieve lower back pain

  • How eye exercises are effective for pain relief 

  • The concept of a threat bucket and how to minimize your susceptibility to pain in the first place!

Show Notes:

  • Visit Missy’s Website

  • Follow @missybunch15 on Instagram 

  • 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

Missy is a multi-certified movement therapist who has been educating and coaching for over 13 years. As a young professional dancer, she battled many injuries over her career and one day she found someone who studied neurology (the study of the brain and nervous system). After one session with this person, her 4-year knee pain was completely gone. She knew she wanted to teach this approach to the world. The importance of brain function and using the nervous system to rapidly “debug” movement patterns, decrease pain and increase performance, has led her to teach and create lightning-fast improvements with people from all walks of life. Her specialties include injury prevention, injury rehabilitation, joint mobility and decreasing pain, holistically. 

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 heading 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 DOCTORMOM20 for 20% off 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.

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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.

Jan 23, 2024

Sleep issues can cause a lot of stress for the entire family! I am a mother just like you, so I can empathize with multiple night-wakings and sleep-deprived seasons.

This is why I invited sleep expert Cara Walker from Well Rested Mama to do this interview with me and help teach about sleep. In this episode we talk about the circadian rhythm and at what age it develops, what normal expectations to have with sleep issues for our littles, how to establish healthy sleep habits at any age, tips for older kids who wake too early or middle of the night and so much more!

This interview comes directly from my Doctor Mom Membership program where I love to support you Doctor Moms with my tried and true holistic protocols for common pediatric conditions (think fever, runny nose, cough, anxiety, and more) and sleep is one of the conditions I cover as well. I invite experts to co-teach with me to help empower you mamas in how to navigate the conditions and stages you will inevitably be faced with.

Cara shares practical tips so you can be a proactive parent!

Topics Discussed:

  • The circadian rhythm and at what age it develops

  • What normal expectations we can have with sleep issues for our littles

  • Establishing healthy sleep habits at any age

  • Wake windows for infants

  • Sleepy cues for infants and toddlers

  • How a feeding schedule can help with sleep

  • Tips for older kids who wake too early or wake in the middle of the night

  • And more!

Show Notes:

My name is Cara Walker and I am so blessed to be married to not only my best friend, but the most amazing dad to our three beautiful children! As we embarked on our parenting journey in 2015, we knew our lives would be forever changed. Throughout my pregnancy, my husband and I often heard comments regarding sleep and how we would apparently never get to experience it again once the baby arrived. “Sleep now because you’ll never sleep again” was a crowd favorite.

Being an elementary school teacher, I know that children thrive on routine and structure. There had to be a way to provide my child with the sleep he needed; so my research began. My sister had previously worked with The Cradle Coach, a sleep consultancy firm based out of South Florida. They helped guide her daughter towards a healthy sleep foundation and I witnessed it happening. I saw how structured her days were and how much sleep she was getting at night. I saw how energized and peaceful she was while awake. I saw the amazing benefits it brought to her entire family!

The day I put my 9-week-old on a regular sleep schedule was when our lives truly changed for the better. Our days now had consistency. He was following predictable nap and feeding schedules. Everything fell into place. By 3 months old, he was sleeping through the night (12 hours straight) and happier than ever during the day! Fast forward 2 years to our daughter being born; I was able to implement a healthy sleep foundation from the beginning and her schedule has always been amazing.

I understand the struggle of being a tired mom and constantly trying to guess what your child needs or wants. As a new mother, you feel like the world is watching and pressuring you to do everything perfectly; that in itself can be exhausting. By implementing a consistent daily schedule and routine, I have created a positive sleep foundation for our family. Our lives are significantly easier and more stable.

Becoming a sleep consultant was one of the best decisions I have made. I love helping frustrated parents succeed while overcoming sleep deprivation and helping their children!

This Episode’s Sponsors 

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Jan 16, 2024

Steph interviews Matt Beaudreau, a provocative thought leader in educational and personal development. They have an open, honest conversation about what it means to raise resilient kids, especially young men, in today’s chaotic world. Matt has dedicated his life’s work to helping kids and young adults have more self-direction, confidence, a strong sense of character and personal responsibility. With experience as a teacher and the founder of Acton Academy Placer Schools and Apogee Strong, he deeply understands what’s missing from our traditional education system and modern society that is contributing to the mental and physical health crisis we’re seeing.  In this episode, Matt offers a much-needed perspective on ways parents can take radical responsibility for their child’s well-being. 

Topics Discussed:

  • Unintentional ways we halt a child’s growth and resilience

  • Common challenges young men are facing

  • How we’re overcomplicating parenthood

  • What traditional education is missing

  • The most important thing kids need to thrive

Show Notes:

As a Keynote Speaker, Consultant, and Coach to organizations around the world, Matt Beaudreau's clients have ranged from Wells Fargo, Honeywell, and Lockheed Martin to American Eagle, Cedars-Sinai and the United States Air Force. Matt has a reputation as a provocative thought leader in educational and personal development practices. He is a two-time featured TEDx speaker and he was named Corporate Trainer of the Year at Stanford University, having spoken to over 250,000 people across the world.

In 2017, Matt Beaudreau Founded Acton Academy Placer Schools;  schools that utilize the Socratic method, with an emphasis on self-direction and cultivating confident, independent young people with a strong sense of character and personal responsibility. He has since helped to open multiple campuses around the world. 

Pulling from his experience in the Acton model, in January of 2021, Matt co-founded Apogee Strong with Tim Kennedy, a mentorship program designed for young men from 12 to 22 to take on challenges presented by men who have come before them, in order to learn to lead. It is a right of passage through mentorship, action, and self-discovery so that young men can become true leaders. This has blossomed into a mission to bring back classic masculinity in the home, and fueled the launch of the Apogee Strong Dads Program in 2023.

His podcast, The Essential 11, is also geared towards emerging leaders, garnering advice from the world's leaders in business, sports, music and entertainment.

Last, but certainly not least; Matt is the founder of the Apogee Strong Foundation, which is a 501(c)3 that provides scholarships for school, experience, camp, and leadership opportunities for young men around the world.

This Episode’s Sponsors 

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Jan 9, 2024

If you have a child with neurodevelopment disorders like Autism, ADHD, PANS/PANDAS, or Sensory Processing Disorder or, want to be proactive and learn ways to help prevent these disorders in your child, this is a must-listen-to episode!

I interviewed Dr. Ari Calhoun, owner of Wholesome Brain Medicine, and she shares updated research on various triggers that can cause neurodevelopmental issues along with provides hope by sharing well-studied neutraceutical supplements along with lifestyle therapies that can optimize a child’s brain - even as early as during pregnancy and in the first year of life!

Dr. Ari is a close friend and colleague - we created the Vaccine Empowerment Program together helping to educate and empower parents to make informed choices. In our program, she has extensive information on how vaccines can impact brain and immune health so if you want a deeper dive after listening to this episode - visit and join our program there.  She is a wealth of knowledge - a gift to the world. I love sharing her with our community.

Now, this episode is rich with information so get your notebooks out to take notes - you don’t want to miss it!

Topics Discussed:

  • Common neurodevelopmental disorders

  • How conventional medicine usually treats versus a holistic functional medicine approach

  • Different triggers that can derail optimal brain development 

  • How a fever and hyperactive immune response can play a huge role in brain inflammation

  • Tylenol and the role it can play on neurodevelopment disorders 

  • How shots can play a role in brain development 

  • 3 Favorite natural medicine supplements that every child can benefit from to protect the brain 

  • 3 Lifestyle therapies that can optimize brain health

  • How genetics play a role

Show Notes:

Dr. Ari is a perinatal and pediatric naturopathic doctor, the owner of Wholesome Brain Medicine, a founding medical advisor for Needed, and a passionate speaker and educator. She helps parents holistically optimize their child's brain and emotional development from the womb onwards. Through her medical clinic, she works alongside families to identify, prevent, and heal the underlying causes of Autism, ADHD, behavioral disorders, PANS/PANDAS, mental health conditions and other neuropsychological disorders. Her foundation in research has molded her into an inquisitive learner and investigator, and she firmly believes that hidden within the details lie the answers. 

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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.

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Jan 2, 2024

Occupational therapy isn’t just a fancy clinic where kids who struggle go for therapy. Imagine a clinic being the great outdoors! Using nature as a kids backdrop to spark brain development is what we discuss in today’s episode with Kim Wilson, OT of Natures Path. 

During this episode we learn what occupational therapy really is. Do kid’s have an occupation they need therapy for?

Hint: A kids occupation is PLAY!

To use kids play, especially in the outdoors, has SO many benefits. In today’s episode Kim teaches about all those benefits and practical ways to utlize the outdoors to optimize our kids brain and overall development! 

Topics Discussed:

  • How nature provides the best experience and exposure to spark brain development 

  • How the outdoors creates new synaptic connections 

  • What the ultimate environment looks like for kids - peaceful, quiet, open nature versus parks, amusement parks, etc. 

  • Attention restoration theory and how different types of input inside versus outside can impact the brain

  • How playgrounds may not be the best way to foster inner directive play

  • Why doing less is more when it comes to children’s activities

  • How moms can use “activity analysis” to learn and observe developmental gaps in their child

  • Trends Kim is seeing in her 17 years of this work what to look out for

Show Notes:

Kim is the owner and founder of Nature's Path Occupational Therapy, and is a pediatric occupational therapist in Colorado Springs, CO. With 17 years of experience as an OT, her initial 3 years were dedicated to adult neuro-rehab, focusing on brain and spinal cord injuries. She continues PRN work with this group. For the past 13 years, Kim has specialized in pediatric clinic-based and early intervention services, often incorporating outdoor therapy. Witnessing nature's therapeutic benefits both professionally and as a mother of 6, she is fervently devoted to integrating nature into childhood development. Nature's Path was conceived as an alternative therapeutic model. Kim holds a B.S. in Occupational Therapy from Boston University and an M.S. in Occupational Therapy from the University of Alabama, where she also earned her Low Vision certificate. As a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), she supports the mother-baby dyad in the infant's first year, addressing infant and toddler feeding from a developmentally holistic perspective. Beyond her roles as a mother and OT, Kim enjoys running, hiking, snowboarding, camping, and exploring the mountains.

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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.

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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.

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