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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.

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! 

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 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! 

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 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.

Apr 28, 2020

Stephanie chats with Sara Dean from the Shameless Mom Academy about how moms can step into their power and gifts in bigger ways, how they can cultivate a deeper sense of self-trust, and how all this creates space for us to train people how to treat us. They share how to have more powerful conversations with others, lower the unreasonably high expectations we have about what we can accomplish (especially now during the pandemic) and all be a little more shameless.

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:

  • What it means to be a shameless mom
  • Why asking for help is a gift you give to others
  • How to identify if you’re being a mommy martyr
  • How we can use our voice more powerfully and make requests
  • How “B- work” can give you more space and time
  • How to outsource work to be your best self
  • How leading with curiosity and compassion can reduce defensiveness
  • How we can all be a little more shameless

Show Notes:

Sara Dean is a transformation coach, community builder, speaker, and host of the Shameless Mom Academy Podcast, a top-rated podcast with over 2 million downloads where she inspires women to stop shrinking and start shining in all aspects of their lives. After enduring her own identity crisis following the birth of her son, Sara took her background in psychology, health, and wellness and rebuilt her identity, one step at a time. When she’s not serving women inside of her thriving Momentum Mamas membership community, her Tenacious Mamas business & leadership mastermind and her annual event, Shameless Mom Con, you can find Sara with her husband and 7-year-old son, building Legos and pretending to understand Pokemon.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material 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 qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or 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 pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Apr 21, 2020

Dr. Elana interviews Ara Katz, co-founder of the company Seed–a company dedicated to the next generation of microbial support. With a team of scientists, doctors, innovators, environmentalists, moms, dads, and more, they have taken the next step in probiotic research to develop their product, Daily Synbiotic. In this episode we will learn how various types of probiotics differ, what to look for when shopping for a probiotic and how microbes ultimately benefit us and our future generations.  

This episode is sponsored by Seed. Use code WHOLEMAMAS for 15% off the first month of Daily Synbiotic subscription at seed.com

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:

  • The founding story of Seed and how they named their company
  • Why being a parent means being a scientist
  • What to look for when shopping for a probiotic
  • The many benefits of a probiotic beyond the gut
  • The maternal lineage of microbes: how our first microbes are seeded to us, and how we pass our microbes on to our children

 Show Notes

Ara Katz is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Seed Health, a microbial sciences company pioneering applications of bacteria to impact human and environmental health. Their foundry model partners with leading scientists to translate breakthrough science into live biotherapeutics and innovations for consumer health with a portfolio targeting conditions where bacteria can become or replace the primary standard of care. Its consumer division, Seed, develops scientifically-validated, next-generation probiotics with a mission to bring much-needed precision, efficacy, and education to the global probiotics market. Its environmental R+D division, SeedLabs, taps bacteria to solve some of the biggest challenges facing our collective home.

Translation: Seed is disrupting the BS in the $50B global probiotics market and stewarding the future of how we will use bacteria to restore and sustain human (think: gut, skin, oral, vaginal, and more) and planetary (think: honey bees, soil, water, food supply, plastics crisis, and space) health with serious science.

Ara is a serial entrepreneur, dot-connector, first-principles thinker, and lifelong questioner. She combines an incessant pursuit of truth with her translational storytelling ability to steward the future of science communication—and change the way we discern evidence versus evangelism in making choices for our bodies, our health, and our world.

Ara previously co-founded and served as CMO of mobile commerce marketplace, Spring (sold to Shoprunner), was on the founding team of social commerce company, BeachMint (sold to Conde Nast), advises and is an angel investor in various companies like mindbodygreen, Stadium Goods (recently sold to FarFetch) and women’s healthcare startup, Mahmee.

She has been a fellow at the MIT Media Lab’s Center for Future Storytelling and CCA’s Design MBA program, was named in Marie Claire’s “The New Guard: The 50 Most Influential Women in America”, listed on Business Insider’s “Silicon Alley Top 100” and “36 Rockstar Women in NYC Tech”, and Create + Cultivate’s 100 List for STEM.

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 14, 2020

Steph and Dr. Elana share how they’re navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and how it’s impacting their families. They outline what they’re doing to take care of themselves with food, movement, sleep, how they’re managing to work without childcare and more! You’ll hear their biggest challenges, fears, and what they’re doing to overcome them to provide reassurance and know that you’re not alone. You’ll leave feeling seen and equipped with tools to help you do your best during this season of unknowns. 

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:

  • Update on Steph’s move to Wisconsin
  • The importance of allowing yourself to grieve
  • Mental health during this pandemic + tips for mamas
  • How they’re navigating food and accessibility concerns
  • How to stay consistent with movement when gyms are closed
  • Supplements they’re using for sleep and stress management

Show Notes:

The Whole Mamas podcast is led by 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, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com

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 7, 2020

Dr. Elana interviews midwife and mama, Dr. Aviva Romm, MD. They discuss what every pregnant and nursing mama must know in order to feel protected and assured during the COVID-19 pandemic. They discuss risks to moms, babies, what to expect with prenatal visits, hospital birth vs home birth, and what to expect with your birth support team. For families trying to conceive, they discuss options to consider during this time. They also go into detail about breastfeeding and COVID-19 including what measures to take if a mama does contract the virus. Share this episode with a friend who could use some expert information during the current pandemic.

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Topics Discussed:

  • COVID-19 risks for pregnant mamas and babies
  • What to expect with prenatal visits during the pandemic
  • Hospital birth vs home births
  • What to expect with your birth team 
  • Tips for women trying to conceive during the pandemic
  • Breastfeeding and COVID-19
  • What to do if a you test positive

Show Notes:

Referred to as “the face of natural medicine in the 21st century by Prevention Magazine” and named one of the 100 Women to Watch in Wellness by Mind Body Green, Aviva Romm, MD has bridged the best of traditional medicine with good science for over three decades. A midwife, herbalist, and Yale-trained MD, Board Certified in Family Medicine with Obstetrics, as well as a graduate of Dr. Weil’s Integrative Medicine Residency (University of Arizona), Dr. Romm’s focus is on the impact of stress on health, willpower, food cravings, weight, chronic disease, and hormone imbalance in women, and the prevention of chronic disease in children’s health, with an emphasis on reducing unnecessary antibiotic use. She is also an avid environmental health advocate, researching and publishing on the impact of toxins on fertility, pregnancy, women’s hormones, and chronic illness in women and children.

Dr. Romm is one of the nation’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 her latest book The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution (Harper One, January 2017). She is the author of the integrative medicine curriculum for the Yale Internal Medicine and Pediatric Residencies, and is on numerous scientific advisory and editorial boards, including Prevention Magazine. She lives and practices medicine in western Massachusetts and New York City and is a nationally sought speaker, author, and consultant.

Stay connected with Aviva through her website, www.avivaromm.com, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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.

Mar 31, 2020

Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Jess, a leading functional medicine doctor, international speaker and expert in treating hidden infections like Lyme disease, mold toxicity and more. In this episode, they share support for people healing from a chronic disease. Stress can cause symptoms to flare, and we want to help you navigate this very stressful time. Learn practical tips from Dr. Jess to equip you to continue on your healing journey during this stressful time.  

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Topics Discussed:

  • Advice Dr. Jess gives to her patients who are healing from chronic disease during Covid-19
  • Why anxiety and stress can cause symptoms to flare
  • Easy, affordable, and practical tips to keep stress down and optimize health 
  • Why individuals with chronic diseases are more susceptible to Covid-10
  • Practical tips to manage underlying chronic diseases 
  • Strategies to feel empowered with your health during Covid-19

Show Notes:

Dr. Jess (Dr. Jessica Peatross) is a Western medicine-trained medical doctor who began her journey into healing in 2009 when she graduated from the University of Louisville internal medicine residency program and began practicing as a hospitalist. She worked in hospitals for 6 years before she felt that patients deserved more than a pill for every ill. So she decided to train in functional medicine with Gerson therapy, ozone, herbalism and regenerative health.

Today Dr. Jess is a well-known herbal formulator, lecturer, and praised health educator. She is passionate about teaching people how to be their own best doctor by educating themselves and urging them to listen to their bodies. Dr. Jess has an Evergreen education course on pathogens and environmental toxicities, suited for the layperson or an experienced practitioner. 

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.

Mar 17, 2020

Dave Hollis shares parenting tips from a dad’s perspective, including how he and his wife, Rachel Hollis, navigated the ups and downs of adoption. Dave shares how to get your partner on board with self-development, the many ways fatherhood shifted his identity, tips he has for new dads, lessons he learned along the journey of parenthood and how you can learn from his mistakes. Many of these stories and other tools can be found in his new book, Get Out Of Your Own Way: A Skeptics Guide to Growth and Fulfillment.

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:

  • Transitioning to parenthood, from a dad’s perspective
  • Lessons he’s learned as a dad and tips for new parents
  • His journey with foster parenting and adoption
  • Advice for families looking to foster/adopt
  • The importance of vulnerability as a man
  • How being a working parent is inspiring, not shameful

Show Notes:

Dave Hollis is the CEO of the Hollis Company, a company that exists to help people build better lives. He is husband to Rachel and father to Jackson, Sawyer, Ford, and Noah. Together with his wife, Dave hosts the podcast Rise Together, the #1 health podcast on iTunes. Dave was previously president of distribution for the Walt Disney Studios until he left to apply his experiences to the expansion of the Hollis Company. Dave is a member of the Motion Picture Academy and has been an advisor or board member of technology incubator Fandango Labs, philanthropy start-up Givsum, film charity Will Rogers Pioneers Foundation, Pepperdine's Institute for Entertainment, Media, and Culture, and foster care champion National Angels. Dave and his family live in Austin, Texas, where he drives a 1969 Ford Bronco named Incredible Hulk and has a mini schnauzer named Jeffrey.

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.

Mar 10, 2020

Dr. Elana interviews Alexx Stuart, founder and creator of Low Tox Life. The Low Tox Life provides resources to support people looking to reduce their environmental impact and exposure to toxins. She started with a few recipes and articles and now has created 6 e-Courses, a podcast, a thriving online community and a new book! Today Dr. Elana and Alexx discuss steps to take for mamas who wish to live a Low Tox life as it relates to body, home, food, mind and planet. 

Today’s podcast is sponsored by ButcherBox. Right now ButcherBox is offering our favorite promo: Ground Beef for Life. If you sign up as a new member, you’ll get 2 lbs of grassfed, grass-finished ground beef in every box for the lifetime of your subscription. Click to sign up today!

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Topics Discussed:

  • Ways moms can reduce toxic waste in their everyday life
  • Convenient ways we can decrease our footprint
  • How to trust the safety of products we use for our kids
  • 3 top ways we can limit toxic exposure for kids skin care products
  • 3 top things we can do to limit toxins in our homes
  • How stress can be one of the biggest hidden toxins and what to do about it

Show Notes:

Alexx Stuart is the author of “Low Tox Life” and the founder of the thriving online education hub by the same name, made up of several e-courses, a podcast (one of the highest ranked in the health category in Australia), recipes, articles, and community action resources for an ever growing community of people wanting to be healthier and make our planet happier. She’s an educator, change agent, author, columnist, speaker and consultant at the forefront of a movement that’s non-judgmental and tough on the system that got us here.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material 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 qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or 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 pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Mar 3, 2020

Today Dr. Elana interviews holistic pediatrician Dr. Elisa Song, MD on the urgent topic of the Coronavirus. This interview dives into the current outbreak of Coronavirus, sharing current statistics and basic practices you can add into your daily routine to help strengthen your family’s immune system and lessen your chances of developing Coronavirus. Dr. Song lends her knowledge to empower us. By being well informed, we can transform our fear and lessen our anxiety during the Coronavirus outbreak, for common concerns like the flu, and for future outbreaks. She provides tangible tips and solutions we can implement right away to feel proactive and better understand what this virus is and how we can protect our families. Note: This episode was recorded on March 1st, 2020. Dr. Song will be updating her blog post (linked in the show notes) as she learns more information.

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:

  • What Coronavirus is
  • How and why it spreads so quickly
  • What symptoms to look for
  • When to go to the doctor to get tested
  • Simple precautions you can take today to protect your family
  • Traveling tips

Show Notes:

Holistic mama doc, Dr. Elisa Song, MD is a holistic pediatrician, pediatric functional medicine expert, and mama to 2 crazy fun kids. In her integrative pediatric practice, Whole Family Wellness, she’s helped thousands of kids get to the root causes of their health concerns. She’s helped their parents understand how to help their children thrive–body, mind, and spirit–by integrating conventional pediatrics with functional medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and essential oils. These health concerns have ranged from frequent colds, ear infections, asthma, and eczema; to autism, ADHD, PANS/PANDAS, anxiety, depression, and autoimmune illnesses.

Dr. Song created Healthy Kids, Happy Kids to share her advice and adventures as a holistic pediatrician and mama. Now everyone can have their very own virtual holistic pediatrician! You can connect with her on her website, Healthy Kids Happy Kids, on Facebook and Instagram.

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 25, 2020

Today Steph and Dr. Elana recap the interview with Kelly McGonigal exploring how movement can improve mom’s mental health and resilience. They share their personal experiences finding joy in movement and share ideas for how to love movement whether you are pregnant, recently postpartum or a mama of multiples.

Today’s podcast is sponsored by ButcherBox. Right now ButcherBox is offering our favorite promo: Ground Beef for Life. If you sign up as a new member, you’ll get 2 lbs of grassfed, grass-finished ground beef in every box for the lifetime of your subscription. Click to sign up today!

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 find forms of movement that are realistic for your season of motherhood  
  • How to find pleasure in even hard workouts 
  • Ways to pair enjoyable activities with exercising 
  • How to incorporate family time with movement 
  • How music benefits any form of exercise  
  • How to inspire others to move more

Show Notes:

The Whole Mamas podcast is led by 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, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material 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 qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or 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 pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Feb 18, 2020

Stephanie chats with best-selling author Kelly McGonigal, PhD, about her latest book, The Joy of Movement. Her book explores why movement is a powerful antidote to the modern epidemics of depression, anxiety, and loneliness. Their conversation focuses on the importance of movement for moms, offering practical tips to remove barriers to exercise and sharing how movement helps moms become more resilient to stress, feel more connected to those around them, reduce postpartum anxiety and depression, and so much more.

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 exercise changes your brain and physiology as well as helps you connect and bond with others for better relationships
  • Why choosing the type of exercise (and music!) helps you to feel the emotional state you’ve craving
  • How long it takes to receive benefits from exercising
  • How to get excited about working out and reduce the need for willpower
  • Why exercising early in the day is so good for parents’ mental health
  • How to model a joyful relationship with exercise for your family
  • Science-based reasons for why exercise is not only self-care, but also a gift to everyone else in your life

Show Notes:

Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist who specializes in understanding the mind-body connection. She is the best-selling author of The Willpower Instinct and The Upside of Stress. Her latest book, The Joy of Movement,  explores why physical exercise is a powerful antidote to the modern epidemics of depression, anxiety, and loneliness.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material 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 qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or 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 pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Feb 11, 2020

Steph and Dr. Elana recap the interview with Eve Rodsky, author of the popular book Fair Play,  a game-changing solution for when you have too much to do (and more life to live). Fair Play helps couples be more efficient with dividing and accomplishing household tasks. Steph and Dr. Elana share their main takeaways, highlight important points, and give you a sneak peek into what happens in their own homes when it comes to splitting household tasks. If you want to see a significant difference in how your family operates, listen to this week’s recap and get help taking action in your own home.

Today’s podcast is sponsored by ButcherBox. Get two 6-oz grass-fed, grass-finished filet mignons PLUS two pounds of wild-caught salmon in your first box for FREE. Click to sign up today!

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 see breakdowns in communication as a positive to help you troubleshoot your partnership
  • What to do if your partner isn’t on board with dividing tasks
  • How Steph and Dr. Elana split tasks with their partners
  • Why multitasking isn’t a superpower
  • How to effortlessly avoid having to nag
  • Reclaiming your “unicorn time”

Show Notes:

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material 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 qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or 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 pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Feb 4, 2020

Dr. Elana interviews Eve Rodsky, author of the popular book Fair Play: A game changing solution for when you have too much to do (and more life to live).  Eve teaches us about the game she created to help couples be more efficient with getting the long list of to-dos done. This system ultimately prioritizes collaboration among parents by clarifying roles, responsibilities and expectations. It leads to increased efficiency and harmony in the home. Who doesn’t want that? If you are interested in rebalancing the domestic workload, listen to this episode and find out why you should pick up a copy of Fair Play!

Today's podcast is sponsored by ButcherBox. Get two 6-oz grass-fed, grass-finished filet mignons PLUS two pounds of wild-caught salmon in your first box for FREE. Click to sign up today!

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:

  • The “she-fault” phenomenon 
  • Identifying all the “invisible” to-dos that a woman takes on and the impact to our health
  • Ways to systemize household tasks to optimize efficiency and “fair play” between partners 
  • How to communicate with your partner to dial down the crazy and create more balance 
  • Shifts to start valuing both partners’ time as equal
  • How a card game can change the way you run your household and create more time for what you love

Show Notes:

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material 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 qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or 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 pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Jan 28, 2020

On today’s episode Dr. Elana interviews Lopa van der Mersch, owner and founder of Rasa. A mama herself, Lopa created a line of adaptogenic coffee alternatives that give you regenerative energy that won’t cause you to crash and burn. This episode discusses the pitfalls of relying on caffeine for energy and how to feel energized without resorting to caffeine and instead using adaptogenic herbs.  All moms and moms-to-be can benefit from listening to this episode! 

This episode is sponsored by RASA. Try RASA using discount code WHOLEMAMAS for 20% off (new customers only)

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 Lopa created Rasa and how it has been supporting mamas
  • Details about the herbs chosen for each blend
  • What adaptogens are and why they benefit moms 
  • Pitfalls of relying on caffeine for energy 
  • How to feel energized without resorting to caffeine 

Show Notes:

Lopa is the founder and CEO of Rasa, a brand making adaptogens accessible through holistically-balanced tonic adaptogenic coffee alternatives…while bringing some much-needed humor and realness to wellness. Growing a start-up from launch to breakeven in 8 months, while attachment-parenting two tiny humans (3 & 1), is no easy feat, and Lopa credits a steady diet of adaptogens, integrity, and playfulness as being key to Rasa’s success (and her not going completely insane in the process).

Lopa’s past is a wild ride that includes: dropping out of college to caretake a wildlife refuge, a short stint as a British dancing lady, cremating dead bodies, being the Biochar Queen who worked with Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room and spoke at TEDx, joining two cults (which offered both real spiritual value and real trauma), traveling the world, and finally, starting Rasa. Her love of business and adaptogens is only matched by her passion for tea ceremony and her knack for often-inappropriate humor, thanks to the sarcastic 12-year-old that lives inside her.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material 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 qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or 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 pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Jan 21, 2020

On today’s episode Steph and Dr. Elana share key takeaways from interviewing the experts from Adventurous Eating and on the Family Dinner Project. They share how they personally navigate family dinners and how they aren’t always pretty or perfect. They highlight strategies and advice from these experts to make meals more fun, have families feel more connected and help kids that are picky! 

Interested in trying Vital Farms new pasture-raised squeezable ghee? Look for Vital Farms ghee in a squeeze bottle exclusively at Whole Foods Market in Original and Himalayan Pink Salt and visit vitalfarms.com/ghee for a chance to win a year's supply of Vital Farms ghee for FREE.

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:

  • Steph and Dr. Elana share what family meals look like in their homes 
  • How to get kids more involved in meal planning and food prep
  • How to support picky eaters at mealtime
  • How community can transform what a family meal looks like 
  • How to approach screentime at meals from a place of compassion, not shame

Show Notes:

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material 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 qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or 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 pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Jan 14, 2020

Stephanie chats with Brianne DeRosa from The Family Dinner Project about practical strategies for overcoming common barriers to family meals. They help you work through challenges with picky eaters, having a limited time and budget, different schedules, and wiggly toddlers.  They also discuss considerations for military families and single parents, along with real life tips to navigate technology and screens at meals. You’ll walk away from this episode feeling heard and with simple tools to put into action right away.

Interested in trying Vital Farms new pasture-raised squeezable ghee? Look for Vital Farms ghee in a squeeze bottle exclusively at Whole Foods Market in Original and Himalayan Pink Salt and visit vitalfarms.com/ghee for a chance to win a year's supply of Vital Farms ghee for FREE.

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:

  • What the research says about the importance of family meals
  • What defines a family meal. (Hint: it’s not what you think!
  • Practical ways to overcome the most common barriers to family meals
  • How to make mealtime feel less intimidating
  • Fun dinnertime activities you can do with your kids, at all ages
  • Ways to thoughtfully use technology at the dinner table and ways to reduce screentime

Show Notes:

Brianne DeRosa, MFA, is the Content Manager for The Family Dinner Project and co-author of Eat, Laugh, Talk: The Family Dinner Playbook. As a freelance writer and consultant to nonprofit organizations, she has spent over a decade working in communications, program development and creative initiatives. Bri runs her own food blog, Red, Round or Green and has contributed to the Cooking with Trader Joe’s: Easy Lunchboxes cookbook as well as the Cooking Light Dinnertime Survival Guide. She has also written for numerous outlets including Motherwell Magazine, Yahoo! Parenting, HandPicked Nation, KidsNation Magazine, Real Mom Nutrition and The Lunch Tray. Bri has the opportunity to practice her family dinner skills every day with her husband and two young sons. 

About The Family Dinner Project:

The Family Dinner Project, a nonprofit initiative started in 2010, champions family dinner as an opportunity for family members to connect with each other through food, fun and conversation about things that matter.  More than 20 years of scientific research shows “why” family mealtimes are so important. The Family Dinner Project provides the “how” for today’s busy families.

 

Our team members have come from varied personal and professional backgrounds. We are parents and non-parents, and our ages range from “young professional” to “Medicare-eligible.”  Our collective professional experience includes education, family therapy, research, food, social work, marketing and communication. With nonprofit partners and local champions, The Family Dinner Project team works online and at community events to help families increase the frequency, meaning and long-term benefits of their shared meals.  We are based in Boston at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Psychiatry Academy. 

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material 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 qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or 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 pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

Jan 7, 2020

Stephanie chats with Misha Collins from the hit TV show Supernatural and his wife, journalist, and historian Vicki Collins about their new book, The Adventurous Eater’s Club. They discuss how grounding family meals are for kids, struggles many parents face when trying to introduce healthy food and provide practical tips to reduce mealtime battles. They share how to welcome kids into the kitchen by inviting them to become adventurous cooks and lifelong food lovers.

Interested in trying Vital Farms new pasture-raised squeezable ghee? Look for Vital Farms ghee in a squeeze bottle exclusively at Whole Foods Market in Original and Himalayan Pink Salt and visit vitalfarms.com/ghee for a chance to win a year's supply of Vital Farms ghee for FREE.

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 even without a home, Misha always had a family dinner
  • What happened when Misha and Vicki let their kids take the lead with food
  • What cooking looks like when young kids take the lead
  • The importance of creating your own family food guidelines
  • Fun recipe ideas you can try at home 
  • What Misha and Viciki want parents to know who are feeling frustrated with mealtime

Show Notes:

Misha Collins is known for starring in the longest running genre TV show, Supernatural, and his unique activism. His first book, The Adventurous Eaters Club, chronicles his family's adventures in food and their journey from stressful meals to joyful, healthy food.

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material 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 qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or 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 pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

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