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"Doctor Mom" Podcast

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

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

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

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

Dec 1, 2020

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

Topics Discussed: 

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

Show Notes:

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Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a healthcare provider. Consult with your healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding your treatment plan.

Nov 3, 2020

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

Topics Discussed:

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

Show Notes:

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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.

 

Oct 27, 2020

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

Topics Discussed:

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

EPISODE SHOW NOTES:

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

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

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

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Oct 20, 2020

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

Topics Discussed:

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

Show Notes:

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

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

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

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

 

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Oct 13, 2020

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

Topics Discussed: 

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

Show Notes: 

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

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

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

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

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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.

Oct 6, 2020

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

Topics Discussed: 

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

 

Show Notes: 

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

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

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

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

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Sep 29, 2020

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

 

Topics Discussed: 

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

Show Notes: 

 

Guest Bio: 

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

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

 

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Sep 22, 2020

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

Topics Discussed: 

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

Show Notes: 

 

Guest’s Bio:

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

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Sep 15, 2020

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

Topics Discussed: 

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

Show Notes:

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Sep 8, 2020

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

Topics Discussed: 

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

EPISODE SHOW NOTES:

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

Listen to today’s episode on our website http://medschoolformoms.com/podcast/Mompreneur-Maternity-Leave-Rights-with-Kristen-G-Roberts-Esq

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Sep 1, 2020

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

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

Topics Discussed:

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

EPISODE SHOW NOTES:

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@drelanaroumell

Aug 25, 2020

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

Topics Discussed:

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

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Aug 18, 2020

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

Topics Discussed:

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

Show Notes:

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Aug 11, 2020

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

Topics Discussed: 

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

Show Notes:

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

@stephgreunke

@drelanaroumell

Aug 4, 2020

Steph and Dr. Elana kick off Season 1 of the “Doctor Mom” Podcast by sharing a sneak peek of the interviews they’ll be offering throughout this season so you can get excited about what’s to come. You’ll get to know these speakers before they join us so you can start learning from them right away. They also share the winners of our podcast giveaway, so make sure to listen to see if you’ve won! They cannot wait to be with you again for this first season and hope you enjoy the new upgrades to the podcast.

Topics Discussed: 

  • Announce 3 winners of our giveaway!
  • What guests and topics to expect in this new season 
  • What other new upgrades you can look forward to 
  • Deals you don’t want to miss out on 

Show Notes

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Jul 16, 2020

Are you a mom who wants to feel calm, competent and confident when your child gets sick? Are you looking for practical ways to help you feel your best emotionally and physically throughout the journey to parenthood and beyond?

If you’re looking for honest conversations about motherhood, expert advice from functional medicine providers, and a non-judgmental, inspiring place to get answers to your burning questions, you’re in the right spot. Learn what it means to be a “Doctor Mom” and why we’re so passionate about being on this journey with you! Welcome to our community, “Doctor Mom”.

Jun 30, 2020

Steph and Dr. Elana share what you can expect as a listener when they transition to The “Doctor Mom” podcast on August 4th. They share why they’re making the change, the story behind the new name, and a sneak peek into topics they’re covering on the first season. Listen in to learn how you can win a $100 Amazon Gift Card, a free membership to Dr. Elana’s Med School for Moms program, and other prizes to celebrate this transition.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Why they’re changing the name to The “Doctor Mom” Podcast
  • What this means for you as a listener
  • Exciting giveaway details for being a loyal friend and listener
  • Topics they’re tackling in the first season, starting August 4th

Show Notes:

The “Doctor Mom” podcast is led by 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!  

Find The “Doctor Mom” podcast at www.doctormompodcast.com and the “Doctor Mom” hosts on Instagram @stephgreunke and @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 23, 2020

In this episode, Dr. Aviva Romm helps us understand why moms need more than just a 6-week checkup. She highlights important lab tests to get done after baby, realistic tips to support your thyroid and adrenal glands as a new mama, and what moms need to know (but are often not told) when it comes to navigating thyroid health after baby. She also shares insights into obstetric violence, trauma, and unwanted interventions in the birth room. This difficult conversation needs to be discussed so mamas feel seen, know how to stand up for their rights and policies can be changed. All mamas deserve to get the support they need to begin their healing process after difficult birth experiences.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Why moms need more than just a 6-week checkup
  • Important lab tests to get done postpartum
  • How hormonal shifts impact mood, energy, and libido 
  • What happens to our thyroid postpartum
  • How and when to get tested for accurate results
  • Why moms’ concerns are often dismissed
  • Postpartum thyroiditis signs and symptoms
  • Helpful supplements that are safe while nursing
  • Obstetric violence, trauma, and unwanted interventions

Show Notes:

Dr. Aviva Romm is a midwife, herbalist, and Yale-trained MD, Board Certified in Family Medicine with Obstetrics, who has been bridging the best of traditional medicine with good science for over three decades. Her focus is on what she calls our total health ecology, utilizing exposome medicine to identify and reverse the root causes of chronic health conditions, particularly hormonal problems in women and common children’s health problems. She is considered one of the world's leaders in botanical medicine and is the author of 7 books on natural medicine, including the textbook Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health (Elsevier) and The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution (Harper One). Dr. Romm is the author of the integrative medicine curriculum for the Yale Internal Medicine and Pediatric Residencies, is on numerous scientific advisory and editorial boards, and is a widely sought and highly engaging speaker. Her online programs for women are wildly popular and successful, helping women take back their health, affordably, and her innovative professional programs are educating a next generation of health practitioners. Her non-profit organization, DharmaMoms, provides funding for midwifery education and salaries in high risk obstetric, low resource communities. Dr. Romm lives and practices medicine in the Berkshires and New York City.

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 16, 2020

Dr. Aviva Romm, MD shares why optimizing your thyroid health is so important before conception and during pregnancy. In this two-part episode, Dr. Romm explains what lab tests you should do prior to conceiving and during pregnancy. You’ll learn why your provider might push back on testing and how to advocate for yourself. She also offers realistic tips to support your thyroid and adrenal glands while trying to conceive and pregnant, and what moms need to know (but are often not told) when it comes to navigating hypothyroidism while trying to conceive and during pregnancy. Dr. Aviva will be back next week to share strategies to navigate thyroid health during postpartum on Part 2 of this interview!

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Important lab tests to get done before conceiving
  • Why some providers push back on testing
  • Why TSH isn’t as accurate in the first trimester
  • How long to wait to safely conceive again after loss
  • What happens to our thyroid during pregnancy
  • How frequently should the thyroid be tested
  • Helpful supplements that are safe during pregnancy
  • Strategies to support sleep during pregnancy

Show Notes:

Dr. Aviva Romm is a midwife, herbalist, and Yale-trained MD, Board Certified in Family Medicine with Obstetrics, who has been bridging the best of traditional medicine with good science for over three decades. Her focus is on what she calls our total health ecology, utilizing exposome medicine to identify and reverse the root causes of chronic health conditions, particularly hormonal problems in women and common children’s health problems. She is considered one of the world's leaders in botanical medicine and is the author of 7 books on natural medicine, including the textbook Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health (Elsevier) and The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution (Harper One). Dr. Romm is the author of the integrative medicine curriculum for the Yale Internal Medicine and Pediatric Residencies, is on numerous scientific advisory and editorial boards, and is a widely sought and highly engaging speaker. Her online programs for women are wildly popular and successful, helping women take back their health, affordably, and her innovative professional programs are educating a next generation of health practitioners. Her non-profit organization, DharmaMoms, provides funding for midwifery education and salaries in high risk obstetric, low resource communities. Dr. Romm lives and practices medicine in the Berkshires and New York City.

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 10, 2020

Dr. Elana interviews Sarah Thomas, the co-founder and Chief Imaginator of Kalamata’s Kitchen. With the mission to create a new generation of curious and compassionate eaters, Kalamata’s Kitchen designs story books and food adventure activities so families can expose their kids to new cultures through food and play! Sarah is the author of Kalamata’s Kitchen’s children’s book series. She believes you can inspire healthy eating through the stories you read to your children. In this episode you will learn ideas for adding adventure to your kitchen and teaching your child about the world’s cultures while you’re at it! 

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Topics Discussed:

  • How storytelling can help expand kid’s food choices
  • How to add "food adventures" into your home right now
  • How to eat out with kids and get them involved through the “Taste Bud Travel Guide”
  • Tips to expose kids to new cuisines and tastes
  • Tips how to engage kids in food adventures
  • How does Kalamata's Kitchen become part of everyday life

Show Notes:

After completing a Masters degree in Renaissance English literature at the University of Cambridge, Sarah Thomas moved back to her native western Pennsylvania to study medicine. Instead, a love of food, service and academia led her to start studying wine instead. She moved to New York City in 2014 to accept a sommelier position with Le Bernardin, a three-star Michelin restaurant helmed by Chef Eric Ripert. During her time at the restaurant, she earned her Advanced Sommelier diploma, and is currently a candidate for the Master Sommelier diploma. She was also featured in the third installment of the popular Somm films. Above all else, her time in the restaurant industry taught her the true value of hospitality and communication, and the ability for food and service to create lasting experiences and memories for others. 

In 2018, she and Derek Wallace co-founded Kalamata’s Kitchen, a brand which introduces kids to the world and to new experiences through adventures with food. By centering a child’s experience of exploration around lovable characters like Kalamata and her stuffed alligator pal Al Dente, children are invited to be more curious, courageous, and compassionate people by understanding the world through food. Combining her passions for service, literature, food, and teaching children, Kalamata’s Kitchen is the true nexus of all of Sarah’s interests and goals. As co-founder and author, she will lead the partnership with Penguin Random House to release a new series of books, as well as with Imagine Entertainment for an animated series.

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 2, 2020

Stephanie chats with Meghan Fitzgerald, co-founder of Tinkergarten, to offer advice for parents that are homeschooling due to school closures. She helps parents redefine ‘success’ when it comes to homeschooling, especially if they have limited time to dedicate to their school’s academic requirements. Meghan also shares insights on how regressions can occur as kids process multiple weeks of social distancing. She discusses how parents can best support children through difficult emotions. Meghan also provides ideas for how to make summer fun and meaningful in the midst of social distancing, as well as advice for mentally and emotionally preparing children to return to school.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • How to redefine parenting success right now
  • The fear of your child “falling behind” 
  • How to help your child process difficult emotions
  • How to foster independent play to give you more space
  • Ideas to keep summer fun, despite closures
  • How parents can prepare their children, mentally and emotionally on returning to school

Show Notes:

After 16 years as an educator, curriculum developer and school leader, Meghan has her dream gig—an entrepreneur/educator/mom who helps families everywhere, including hers, learn outside. Prior to Tinkergarten, Meghan worked as an Elementary School Principal, a Math/Science Specialist & and a teacher in public and private schools in NY, MA and CA. She earned a BA with majors in English and Psychology at Amherst College, an MS in Educational Leadership at Bank Street College, and was trained as a Forest School leader at Bridgwater College, UK. When she is with her kids, Meghan is that unapologetic mom who plays along with them in mud, dances in the pouring rain, and builds a darn good snow igloo with her bare hands.

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 26, 2020

Dr. Elana interviews Tawny Sterios on the topic of women's gatherings during Covid-19. They discuss the importance of gathering and how women can still benefit mentally, spiritually and emotionally through virtual gatherings. For mamas who were hoping for their baby shower or Mother’s blessing, you can still have one! Tawny offers tips and guidance so no mama will miss out on her special occasion. Tawny has a decade of experience leading women’s circles and retreats all over the world, along with being a prenatal and postpartum doula and yoga teacher. She knows what a mama needs to stay nourished–and gathering with other women is a must. This episode will teach you how to get started in creating meaningful gatherings so you can remain connected with your community in a time when we desperately need it. 

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Why gatherings for women are so important
  • The mental, emotional, spiritual and physical benefits of gathering
  • How we can still gather safely during Covid-19 
  • How virtual gatherings are still beneficial
  • What different types of gatherings and ceremonies may look like
  • How to set up a peaceful space and host a gathering/circle/retreat

Show Notes:

Tawny Sterios: mother - yoga teacher and teacher trainer - birth doula - circle guide - Qoya dancer - nature enthusiast. 

She has been teaching yoga for 15 years and leading women’s circles and retreats for the last 10 years. She is an RYT-500hr yoga teacher and co-founder of mBODY YOGA, a studio she owned for 8 years in San Luis Obispo CA with her husband, Peter Sterios, who is also a yogi and entrepreneur. She is certified in both Kundalini Yoga and hatha yoga through LEVITYoga, and teaches in LEVITYoga’s Teacher Training Programs. She was a featured model in Yoga Journal Magazine (2010-2011) and was one of a select group of national instructors invited to teach yoga at the White House for Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity initiative (2011-2013). 

In addition to her love of yoga, Tawny has a fierce devotion to supporting women that are coming into motherhood. She is a certified Prenatal & PostPartum Doula and a Prenatal PostPartum Yoga Instructor. She has also been leading monthly Women’s Circle at studios near and far for the past decade where women hold sacred space for the unfolding of life and the quiet inner knowing that bond us. Currently she is holding monthly virtual women’s circles and Qoya Ceremonies for women all over the country. As well, she leads in person retreats and teaches at festivals. Every Spring and Fall she hosts retreats for women in California, in the Summer she sometimes offers Mother Daughter retreats in Mexico and a every Winter a co-ed adventure to India. Her retreats are modern ceremonial gatherings that offer a variety of cross cultural modalities that support wellness. 

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 19, 2020

Stephanie chats with Dr. Pooja Lakshmin, board-certified psychiatrist specializing in women's mental health and perinatal psychiatry, about maternal mental health and martyrdom. They discuss the real reason many moms are feeling resentful and burnt out. She shares why the common prescription to just  “do more self-care” isn’t working and how it can make moms feel even worse. You’ll learn how Dr. Pooja is helping the moms she works with set boundaries and reclaim their schedules to put themselves first. 

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Why the “faux self-care” we’re being offered isn’t helping
  • The real reason moms are feeling so resentful 
  • Realistic strategies to reduce burnout
  • How to get comfortable setting boundaries 
  • How to reconnect with yourself and your needs

Show Notes:

Dr. Pooja Lakshmin, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist and writer specializing in women's mental health and perinatal psychiatry and a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the George Washington University School of Medicine. She maintains a private practice in Washington DC where she applies an integrative approach to taking care of women suffering from maternal mental health conditions. Dr. Lakshmin is most passionate about empowering women and sees her clinical work as a perinatal psychiatrist as an extension of this mission. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, and her advice has been featured in Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Bustle and various other media outlets. Dr. Lakshmin is active in advocacy work and community building through online platforms. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance, a national non-profit dedicated to further maternal mental health policy, and the Editorial Advisory Board of Clinical Psychiatry News. She is working on a book about the tyranny of self-care. 

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 12, 2020

Dr. Elana interviews Tonya Rapley of My Fab Finance. Tonya is a money expert with a passion to help women own their power and break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck so that they can live free and do more of what they love. In addition to being a mom herself, she is also an author of the Amazon best-seller, The Money Manual: A Practical Guide To Help You Succeed on Your Financial Journey AND co-hosts the Color Full Lives Podcast. In today’s interview Dr. Elana and Tonya discuss why it is so important for moms to feel empowered with their financial health, how to overcome financial fears and learn about their money stories, all so they can do more of what they love. Tonya also answers community questions from college savings, to tips on introducing money to your kids, and so much more! 

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Topics Discussed:

  • How financial health benefits overall health
  • Why this information is so important for mamas to learn
  • Tonya’s approach to financial education
  • How to overcome your financial fears
  • Learn about your “money story” and why it’s important
  • Discover the biggest misconception about managing personal finances

Show Notes:

Tonya Rapley is the millennial money expert and creator of the award winning site, My Fab Finance. In 2014 she was deemed the “New Face of Wealth Building” by Black Enterprise Magazine and featured as their cover subject. A millennial herself, Tonya’s mission is to help millennials break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck so that they can become financially free and do more of what they love. She is the creator of the #BanishTheBalance challenge, a debt elimination challenge that helped over 4,000 participants pay off more than $200,000 of debt in sixty days.

Selected by TV One as a modern day history maker, Tonya is a full-time entrepreneur and tours the country providing workshops for private and nonprofit clients. Her client list includes Fidelity Investments, Prudential, the National Endowment for Financial Education and FinCon ( the financial bloggers conference). Tonya has spoken at Bloomberg, Essence Fest, Millennial Week, PepsiCo, the Blogging While Brown Conference, BlogHer, Circle of Sisters and a host of colleges and universities.

Tonya’s fierce financial advice has appeared on US New, NY Daily New, Buzz Feed, Essence.com, The Root, Credit.com, Go Banking Rates, Reuters, Refinery29, Centric and several other media outlets.

A career “change-agent” since 2010, Tonya uses her own story and experiences to empower women and girls of all ages with tools to change their lives. Tonya is also the co-founder and CFO of a Chicago based FinTech app, FOAM, that is changing the way students experience and pay for college. She is a Charlotte, North Carolina native and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Florida International University and a Masters in Urban Policy Administration from Brooklyn College.

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 5, 2020

Dr. Elana interviews Daphne Delvaux, Esq. aka the Mamattorney. Daphne works to empower and inspire working mothers by teaching them about their rights. You can successfully advance your career without compromising your health or family life! COVID-19 has brought on an unprecedented challenge for working mothers, and Daphne shares legal updates and tips for navigating this complicated and unpredictable economy, as well as tools for getting through school closures without losing your job or sanity! Listen to find out what the silver linings are that may come out of the COVID-19 crisis in terms of professional advancement for working mothers.

Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.

Topics Discussed:

  • Your rights as a working mom
  • Advice for working mothers who don’t feel supported at work
  • How COVID-19 has affected working moms’ careers
  • Helpful tools and tips to get through school closures without losing your job and sanity
  • Silver linings that may come out of the COVID-19 crisis in terms of professional advancement for mothers

Show Notes:

Daphne Delvaux, Esq. a.k.a the Mamattorney is an award-winning senior trial attorney. It's Daphne's mission to empower mothers to be educated about their rights so they can enjoy motherhood without sacrificing their career growth. 

Daphne is a mama of one boy and has won trials while still nursing her baby. She recently achieved a $1M result for a pregnancy discrimination case and received the Outstanding Trial Attorney Award, elected by her peers.

Since COVID-19 broke out, Daphne has consistently provided mothers with legal updates and tips to avoid job loss through free articles, webinars, and social media content.

She has done this while holding a toddler in the other arm, and while continuing to do her senior attorney job at Gruenberg Law, a prominent law firm in San Diego. Through her efforts educating mothers to become their own advocates, Daphne is saving mothers’ jobs.

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.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented in this podcast are not legal advice but general education. Please consult with an attorney if you have questions about your workplace rights.

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