Join us as we talk about natural ways to boost your family's immunity! In this episode, Aglaée interviews her birth doula, Dr. Shivaune Wright, and discuss how the immune system works and what we can do to boost our immunity using foods and other natural strategies to keep the whole family healthy this winter and all year round.
Dr Shivaune Wright's bio:
Dr Shivaune Wright is a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, and Birth Doula, registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Naturopathy from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, a rigorous 4-year full-time program, as well as an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Dr Wright has a general family practice in Ajax and East Toronto, with an interest in pregnancy & postpartum health, pediatrics, hormonal disturbances, stress management, digestive and immune health, detoxification, weight management, fertility. She is an active member of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors.
When she’s not furthering her knowledge of Naturopathic Medicine through courses and workshops, and working with patients in the clinic, Shivaune can be found raising her two young boys, experimenting in the kitchen, with dirty hands in the garden, traveling, biking, doing yoga and reading. She lives with her partner and their two children in the east end of Toronto.
[3:23] Dr. Shivaune Wright's ]bio
[5:11] apologies for the sound quality!
[5:47] start of the interview
[6:44] how the immune system works
[10:00] nutrition tips to boost immunity
[15:11] the link between the gut and immunity
[19:46] the role of food sensitivities
[20:50] probiotics and fermented foods!
[24:00] stress and your immune system
[27:05] castor oil tummy rubs
[29:50] vitamin D and omega-3 fats
Join us in this episode as we learn more about EC (Elimination Communication) or infant potty training. Did you know that children are now in diapers until the age of 36-38 months today while they used to be potty trained before the age of 18 months back in 1957? Elimination communication is a gentle way to help your baby and toddler not only learn about how to get rid of diapers more quickly but most importantly to empower him or her to better communicate about the basic need to eliminate. Listen to our interview with Andrea Olson, a mom of 3 and an expert on the topic, to see how you can incorporate EC in your life.
Andrea Olson's bio: Andrea Olson, M.A., is a pioneer in helping parents reduce diaper dependence with any age child or baby, from birth through toddlerhood. She has her Master’s Degree in Psychology and presently lives in Asheville, NC, with her husband and children. She is author of three books: Go Diaper Free, a simple handbook for elimination communication for 0-18 month babies, The Tiny Potty Training Book, a simple guide to non-coercive potty training for toddlers 18 months and up, and the new Tiny Potty board book for children 6 months and up. She also created and sells a line of small children's underwear to support EC and early toilet training, called Tiny Undies.
[2:09] Aglaée's updates
[7:57] Andrea Olson's bio
[8:58] Introduction to EC (Elimination Communication)
[11:40] Andrea's EC experiences with her 3 babies
[18:04] Pottying in the past and other cultures
[20:54] What does it mean to be potty independent and potty trained?
[22:25] Average age for children to be potty trained nowadays
[23:32] Best age to start potty training
[24:38] Average potty trained age in 1957 before commercial diapers
[25:35] How EC and potty training differ with age
(0-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months vs 18+ months)
[28:45] How to fit EC in your busy schedule and doing EC part-time
[29:49] How EC is an integral part of parenting and life for Andrea
[33:30] Aglaée's difficulties with EC following a move and baby getting mobile (potty pauses, how to get back into a routine with EC and how to avoid teaching toddlers to pee on the floor)
[40:35] Recent rant from Andrea about how diapers shouldn't be used as a wearable toilet
[47:10] Cloth vs disposable diapers as back-up for EC families
[49:45] Andrea's website, books and podcast about going diaper free
Join us in this episode as we learn more about PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), one of the most prevalent hormonal imbalances and top cause of infertility and subfertility in women. This interview with Stefani Ruper from Paleo for Women will help you better understand what PCOS is, how to determine your personal PCOS type, the optimal way to eat with PCOS, how to balance your hormones naturally, if PCOS is reversible and the 3 top strategies to manage your PCOS symptoms and boost your fertility.
Stefani Ruper's bio: Stefani Ruper is the author of the best-selling paleo women’s health manifesto Sexy by Nature: The Whole Foods Solution to Radiant Health, Lifelong Sex Appeal and Soaring Confidence. She is the voice behind the Paleo for Women blog and The Paleo Women Podcast. Stefani holds degrees from Dartmouth College and Boston University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in philosophy at Oxford University in Oxford, England.
[1:28] Stephanie's update
[6:10] Aglaée's update
[9:05] What is PCOS? - Signs, symptoms and diagnosis
[12:53] Risks of PCOS (in both overweight and normal-weight women!)
[16:16] The 4 main types of PCOS
[22:22] Natural ways to balance estrogen levels (high and low)
[26:22] Optimal way to eat with PCOS
[29:16] Menu example for PCOS
[32:00] Tracking calories and macronutrients
[35:41] Pregnancy and PCOS
[38:35] Is PCOS curable or reversible?
[41:22] Stefani's top 3 strategies for women with PCOS
[44:44] The connection between digestive health and PCOS
[46:09] Details about Stefani's website, books and programs
Join us as we talk about fun, simple and creative way to nourish you baby and toddler. In this episode, we discuss food introduction, the differences between feeding an infant and a toddler, fun feeding products, tips and tricks for dining out, preventing fussy eaters and Rochelle's 3 top tips for successful infant & toddler feeding. For more about Baby-Led Weaning, we also suggest you have a listen to episode 014.
Rochelle's bio: Rochelle Serna is a nutritional therapist with a background in child & family development. She combines ancestral nutrition, the newest science, & a holistic approach to provide nourishing tools for natural fertility, pregnancy, & healthy babies.
Rochelle's mama manifesto:
I'm not sure why people insist on telling me that I'm denying my son experiences, or that he'll sneak candy & junk food behind my back as soon as he's old enough to do so (saying it in a tone to hurt me?). By educating & implementing healthy eating practices with my son I am not depriving him. In fact, I'm giving him a gift. Not only will he be set up with the building blocks for a lifetime of health, but he will be able to make informed & educated choices about the food he eats & the way that he cares for his body for the rest of his life. He will have many, many wonderful experiences. He will taste many incredible foods. He will be given autonomy to choose what he wants to eat & do, & I will have the knowledge that he is not doing so blindly.
Join us as we discuss everything about gestational diabetes with Lily Nichols. In this episode, you'll learn about what it is, if you're at risk, the screening options, nutritional ketosis, why the conventional nutritional guidelines for gestational diabetes fail and how to eat to prevent and better control gestational diabetes. Don't miss out on this very important information because your blood sugar levels have a tremendous impact over your health and that of your baby. Be sure to share this podcast episode with any of your pregnant friends to raise awareness about the most effective and natural method to manage gestational diabetes.
Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist and Certified Pilates Instructor whose approach to nutrition embraces real food, integrative medicine, and mindfulness. Her popular blog, www.PilatesNutritionist.com, explores a variety of topics related to real food nutrition, digestive health, and pregnancy. Lily's book (and online program of the same name), Real Food for Gestational Diabetes, is the first to advocate for a nutrient-dense, lower carb diet for managing gestational diabetes.
[0:00] Welcome & Updates
[8:06] What is Gestational Diabetes
[9:05] Carbohydrate Intolerance and Insulin Resistance
[9:52] Who's at risk?
[15:24] Why the conventional nutrition approach for gestational diabetes doesn't work?
[21:31] Where does the mysterious 175 g of carbohydrates come from?
[26:12] Fear of fat in the medical community
[29:55] Screening Options for Gestational Diabetes
[35:41] Declining the test and possible consequences
[39:45] Is drinking the orange sugary drink dangerous during pregnancy?
[45:10] Nutritional Ketosis in Pregnancy
[52:47] Healthy Real Food Diet for Gestational Diabetes
[55:09] Sample Meal Plans for Gestational Diabetes
[57:50] 3 Top Strategies for Women with Gestational Diabetes (and women wanting to prevent it!)
[1:01:01] Online Gestational Diabetes Course with Lily
Join us on episode 7 where we interview Chris Kresser, a functional medicine practitioner. We discuss a fascinating theory about why preconception/prenatal health is so important, the best superfoods, supplements, and nutrients before and during pregnancy, the benefits of baby-led weaning versus pureed foods, the controversy regarding introducing allergenic foods early to avoid allergies later in life, and why self-care is so important for moms!
[0:00] Introduction of today’s guest, Chris Kresser
[1:00] Steph’s Updates
[3:24] Aglaée’s updates
[7:15] Chris Kresser’s Bio
[9:08] Developmental Origins Theory - Why nutrition is important before and during your pregnancy
[11:37] The most important foods/supplements to eat/take during pregnancy
[19:48] Risks/benefits of fish during pregnancy
[21:33] Starting solids: baby-led weaning vs. purees
[24:50] Chris’ thoughts on introducing allergenic foods to avoid allergies later in life
[26:33] Self-care tips for new moms
[28:10] Recommendations for child spacing
[30:00] Info on Chris’ Healthy Baby Code program
[33:25] Steph + Aglaée: How to make liver palatable (recipes, tips/tricks)
[38:33] Steph + Aglaée: Our thoughts on child spacing
[41:09] Steph + Aglaée: Our thoughts on supplementation (favorite products)
Stephanie's favorite supplements:
Aglaée's favorite supplements: