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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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Now displaying: May, 2024

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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