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"Doctor Mom" Podcast

Join Stephanie Greunke, 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.

Oct 18, 2022

Steph and Elana answer a broad range of questions about postpartum, submitted by listeners just like you! They cover questions related to creating a nourishing postpartum sanctuary and dream team to support you. The talk about the different phases of postpartum including the joys, hard moments, and opportunities available in each stage. Steph and Elana provide encouragement to those who are about to enter the postpartum stage of their life as well as those entering later stages of motherhood. This is a fun episode packed with answers to common questions you may be wondering on your journey to and through motherhood.

Topics Discussed:

  • How Elana prepared for a smooth postpartum
  • Assembling a postpartum dream team
  • Different phases of postpartum: embracing the chaos
  • Preparing siblings for a new baby
  • Nourishing meals and supplements for postpartum

Show Notes:

  • Click here to learn more about Dr. Elana Roumell’s Doctor Mom Membership, a membership designed for moms who want to be their child’s number one health advocate!
  • Click here to learn more about Steph Greunke, RD’s online nutrition program and community, Postpartum Reset, an intimate private community and online roadmap for any mama (or mama-to-be) who feels stuck, alone, and depleted and wants to learn how to thrive in motherhood.
  • Listen to today’s episode on our website

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 using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head 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 DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of 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.

Oct 11, 2022

Steph interviews Jenna Kutcher about cultivating a life that’s in alignment with your passion and values. Jenna is the powerhouse mama behind the New York Times best-seller "How Are You, Really?".  She’s also the host of the top-rated podcast, Goal Digger, a digital marketing expert, self-education mastermind, book-writing, data-obsessed algorithm avenger, detail-loving self-care activist, stubborn-as-heck achiever and individualist, small town puppy parent, frequent flier, margarita mixologist, and official pancake-flipper for her happy fam of four. 

In this episode, they talk about the power of moving AWAY from the “hustle harder” mentality; how to parent from a place of childlike joy and presence vs resentment, body image after baby, career shifts after baby, and important lessons motherhood can teach you. Cozy up with a warm drink and join two Midwest gals in a share all, honest conversation about what it means to prioritize yourself as a mom and bravely step into your biggest, scariest dreams!

Topics Discussed: 

  • Navigating the “hustle harder” and “manifest more” messaging
  • Leaning into upgraded versions of yourself after baby
  • Approaching self-growth with honesty and compassion
  • Visualizing your next steps and taking inspired action
  • Releasing stories that are no longer serving you

Show Notes:

I’m a New York Times best-selling author of "How Are You, Really?", host of the top-rated podcast, Goal Digger, digital marketing expert, self-education mastermind, book-writing, data-obsessed algorithm avenger, detail-loving self-care activist, stubborn-as-heck achiever and individualist, small town puppy parent, frequent flier, margarita mixologist, and official pancake-flipper for my happy fam of four.

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 using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head 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 DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of 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.

Oct 4, 2022

Dr. Elana interviews doula, Carson Meyer, to help inspire birth options. Whether you choose a home birth or hospital birth for your birth experience, there truly is no right or wrong way. Knowing your options and making choices based on education is what will truly end in an empowered birth! Carson happened to be the doula for our friends over at Needed, one of our podcast partners. One of the founders, Ryan Woodbury, worked closely with Carson and learned so much from her wisdom that going into her birth with her daughter was free from fear and anxiety and she wants that for every mama! 

Carson is also a certified nutrition consultant and recommends Needed to her clients as well. Not only do you have options with birth, but you also have many options when it comes to preconception, prenatal, and postpartum nutrition. We are honored to partner with such a high-quality company like Needed we can really stand behind their formulas and overall mission to bring the best nutrition to women around the world! For 20% off any Needed products use code DOCTORMOM. Visit thisisneeded.com and get started today! 

Topics Discussed: 

  • Home births and hospital births - how there is no right or wrong choice
  • Doula support before, during, and after birthing
  • How education and knowing your choices lead to an empowered birth
  • Nutrition choices for optimal care
  • And more!

Show Notes:

Carson Meyer is a birth doula, birth photographer and pre and post-natal nutrition consultant. Carson is dedicated to supporting parents through a healthy and peaceful pregnancy, birth and postpartum period. She offers private and group classes for expecting parents who are interested in building community and feeling empowered in their birth choices.

She is also the founder of the Malibu-made skincare line C & The Moon. C & The Moon is founded on the belief that the way we care for our planet has a direct impact on how we care for ourselves and is inspired by her passion for environmental health.

This Episode’s Sponsors 

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 DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of Needed’s Complete Plan!

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.

Sep 27, 2022

Steph interviews Michelle Kennedy about how to make like-minded mom friends! Michelle is the founder and CEO of Peanut. Peanut is a free app that helps connect moms nearby and have conversations across meaningful topics from sex and feminine health to IVF, pregnancy, first years, midlife and beyond. With over 2M+ women using the app, Peanut has become a coveted destination for women looking to connect, ask questions and find support. 

In this episode, they openly share their own struggles with meeting and keeping mom friends. They explore why female friendships are so important, especially during uncertain times. They talk about the awkwardness that can come with trying to build friendships and how to overcome it. Hint: we’re all feeling a little awkward. Michelle also shares the pros/cons of virtual vs in-person connection and makes a case for the impact of virtual connection. You’ll walk away feeling inspired to connect (or reconnect) with other moms and have a game plan for how to do it! 

Topics Discussed:

  • Why many moms feel isolated and lonely
  • Why it’s hard to make and keep mom friends
  • How identity changes and shifts in motherhood impact friendships
  • How to overcome the initial awkwardness of meeting friends
  • Where to go to meet new friends
  • How the pandemic has impacted friendships and connection

Show Notes:

Michelle Kennedy is founder and CEO of Peanut, one of the fastest-growing apps for women. Having started her career as an M&A lawyer at leading international law firm Mishcon de Reya, she later joined dating app, Badoo, where she rose to Deputy CEO at the multi-billion dollar behemoth. During her tenure at Badoo she was integral to and inaugural board member of Bumble. Having worked in social discovery for ten years, Michelle has unprecedented experience and understanding of the safety and growth components of building a social network for women and continues to execute on her mission to make Peanut the leading network to connect women when they need each other most.

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 using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head 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 DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of 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.

Sep 20, 2022

Dr. Elana interviews Ashleigh VanHouten on the topic of Organ Meats! She was recommended by our friends over at Paleovalley @paleovalley and so glad they connected us and she has so much passion and knowledge to share! 

They talked about why mamas and kiddos should consider adding organ meats to their diets and she shared some favorite recipes along with a mom hack on how to use Paleovalley’s Organ Complex Capsules in place of cooking organ meats as an option.  They also talked about how common it is for women in particular to undereat protein and on today’s episode, they help guide you mamas on how to assess if you are getting your needs met and if not how to slowly build up your protein and nutrient-dense food needs so you can thrive! 

Also as a reminder - our friends at Palevoalley have generously offered our listeners 15% off all orders using the code DOCTORMOM. You can check out their Organ Complex Capsules that include desiccated liver, heart, and kidney along with their meat sticks, superfood bars, and all of their other nutrient dense high-quality whole food goodies I personally can’t live without! Visit their website www.palevoaelly.com/doctormom and start saving 15% off now with code DOCTORMOM. 

Topics Discussed:

  • Why organ meats are nature’s multivitamin 
  • Busting myths about why organ meats are not toxic
  • Favorite ways to prepare organ meats
  • Mom hacks how to serve organ meats to kiddos (and adults with aversions) 
  • How women can assess if they are eating enough protein and nutrient-dense foods

Show Notes:

Ashleigh is a health coach, speaker, podcast host, and author of one of the only nose-to-tail, organ-meat-centric cookbooks in existence, called It Takes Guts. Her new book is called Carnivore-ish. She is the host of the Muscle Maven Radio podcast, downloaded more than 1.5 million times, where she interviews some of the leading minds in exercise and nutrition methodology and overall wellness. She’s developed a range of coaching programs and workshops aimed at improving physical strength, overall wellness, and a deeper understanding of our bodies and optimal health, including Muscle Science for Women and the Jacked Back Pull-Up Program. Connect with Ashleigh on Instagram @themusclemaven or on her website, ashleighvanhouten.com

This Episode’s Sponsor

Enjoy the health benefits of PaleoValley’s products such as their supplements, superfood bars and meat sticks.  Receive 15% off your purchase by using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head to paleovalley.com/doctormom 

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.

Sep 13, 2022

Dr. Elana shares her birth story with baby #3! Adena Mae recently joined the Roumell family and her arrival has been a beautiful, healing experience. Dr. Elana walks us through her journey including how the last few months of her pregnancy went, what happened as she approached her “guess date”, and her magical birth story. Elana shares how she worked with practitioners on both physical and mental resilience, allowing her to experience labor and delivery with less attachment to the outcome. This episode provides powerful tools you can use on your journey to and through motherhood. Even if your family is complete, her story is a heartwarming one to listen to and celebrate along with her.

Topics Discussed:

  • The three mental tools Elana used to prepare for Adena’s birth
  • How to surrender instead of control
  • How a therapist can be part of your birth team
  • Elana’s birth story
  • How Elana is processing her story

Show Notes: 

  • Click here to learn more about Dr. Elana Roumell’s Doctor Mom Membership, a membership designed for moms who want to be their child’s number one health advocate!
  • Click here to learn more about Steph Greunke, RD’s online nutrition program and community, Postpartum Reset, an intimate private community and online roadmap for any mama (or mama-to-be) who feels stuck, alone, and depleted and wants to learn how to thrive in motherhood.
  • Listen to today’s episode on our website

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 using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head 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 DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of 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.

Sep 6, 2022

Summary:

Steph interviews Dr. Diana Hill about how to cultivate resilience and psychological flexibility. Dr. Diana Hill takes the most cutting edge, compassion-focused psychological science and helps you apply it to your daily life. In this interview, she helps us learn tools to skillfully adapt to life’s ongoing challenges, live more aligned with our values, and find fulfillment. Moms are increasingly feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and burned out, and often aren’t provided with information on how to navigate the growing demand. This conversation is a must listen if you’re seeking skills to navigate uncertainty and learn how to stay present, adapt,and thrive during challenging times.

Topics Discussed: 

  • What psychological flexibility is
  • What blocks us from becoming resilient
  • What actually happens when we let go of control
  • How to feel grounded when life is uncertain
  • How to develop self-compassion
  • How to fight back against not feeling enough

Show Notes:

Captivating, evidence-based, and applied, Dr. Diana Hill takes the most cutting edge psychological science and helps you apply it to your daily life. Dr. Hill is an internationally known author, speaker, podcaster, and consultant. An expert in Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT), Diana guides individuals and groups in becoming more psychologically flexible–so that they can stay present, adapt and thrive during challenging times.

Dr. Hill’s goal is to help her clients find meaning, fulfillment and connection at work and at home, so that they can feel more productive, aligned and effective in all aspects of their lives. She offers practical tools, real life examples, and experiential exercises, so that participants can implement the skills they learn right away.

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 using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head 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 DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of 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.

Aug 30, 2022

Steph interviews Austin McGuffie (a.k.a Metabolism Mentor), about self-directed nutrition for kids. Austin is passionate about distilling confusing nutrition topics into easy-to-understand pieces of content that the general public and kids can understand. He believes that providing education leads to autonomy around food and helps kids make better choices. In the episode, they discuss how to approach nutrition education with kids in a way that balances freedom and oversight. They share their own struggles with feeding their littles, and how they navigate situations like birthday parties and meals/snacks at school. You’ll learn strategies for cultivating self-directed eaters no matter where you’re starting.

Topics Discussed: 

  • What “self-directed” nutrition means
  • How to guide kids towards healthier options
  • How to talk to kids about food and nutrition without shame
  • How to balance freedom & oversight with treats
  • How to navigate birthday parties and treats outside the home
  • What to do when your partner doesn’t align with your philosophy
  • What Austin and Steph do to cultivate intentionality in their homes

Show Notes: 

 

 

  • Click here to learn more about Dr. Elana Roumell’s Doctor Mom Membership, a membership designed for moms who want to be their child’s number one health advocate!
  • Click here to learn more about Steph Greunke, RD’s online nutrition program and community, Postpartum Reset, an intimate private community and online roadmap for any mama (or mama-to-be) who feels stuck, alone, and depleted and wants to learn how to thrive in motherhood.
  • Listen to today’s episode on our website

Austin McGuffie (a.k.a Metabolism Mentor) is a content creator and business owner passionate about health. As a former personal trainer, his experience with training clients led him down a path of figuring out the best way to help people in a way that sticks for a lifetime; and he found that the answer is educating people. Nutrition is a complicated field and Austin does his best to distill confusing topics into easy-to-understand pieces of content that leaves people with a better understanding of how their body works. When he's not spending time with his wife and 4 children, he's focused on creating content that makes metabolism easy to digest for the average person.

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 using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head 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 DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of 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. 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.

Aug 23, 2022

Dr. Elana interviews a holistic pediatrician, Dr. Joel Gator Warsh. They discuss practical tips to help kiddos start the school year on a healthy foot! With more frequent viral infections going around since the pandemic started, many parents are nervous about sending their kids back to school as infections are on the rise. In this episode, Dr. Joel and Dr. Elana teach what normal expectations to have with childhood illnesses and how to approach illness in an empowered way so your child has fewer sick days and less severe symptoms. As holistic pediatricians, they are both passionate about discussing options with parents versus telling them what to do. Remember, you have options and they are here to help guide you! This is an opportunity to learn from two leading doctors what their approach is to kids’ immune health, especially as we approach back-to-school season! You don’t want to miss this episode! 

Topics Discussed: 

  • Why kids are getting sick year-round
  • What to expect with going back to school and kids' infection rates
  • How to prevent an increase in illness going back to school
  • Favorite natural medicines to support immune health
  • What SEEDS of health means and how this can support kid’s overall health and wellness
  • Practical tips and encouragement for parents starting the school year on a healthy foot!

Show Notes: 

  • @drjoelgator IG/Tik Tok
  • RaisingAmazingPlus.com
  • 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

Joel Warsh aka DrJoelGator of the popular parenting Instagram is a Board-Certified Pediatrician in Los Angeles, California who specializes in Parenting, Wellness and Integrative Medicine. He grew up in Toronto, Canada and completed degrees in Kinesiology, Psychology and Epidemiology and Community Health before earning his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson Medical College. He completed his Pediatric Medicine training at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) and worked in private practice in Beverly Hills before founding his current practice, Integrative Pediatrics and Medicine Studio City, in 2018.

Dr. Gator has published research in peer-reviewed journals on topics including childhood injuries, obesity and physical activity.

He has been featured in numerous documentaries, films, summits, podcasts and articles including CBS, Fox, LA Parent, MindBodyGreen, and many others.

He is also the founder of the Parenting Masterclass Series which can be found at RaisingAmazingPlus.com and the host of the Raising Amazing podcast.

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 using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head 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 DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of 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. 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.

Aug 16, 2022

Steph interviews Dr. Julie Greenberg, ND about common skin concerns like adult acne, eczema, and melasma. Dr. Julie Greenberg is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and Registered Herbalist RH(AHG) who specializes in integrative dermatology. Dr. Greenberg approaches skin and hair problems by finding and treating the root cause instead of ignoring or only medicating the issue. She’s also a huge fan of Active Skin Repair, a podcast sponsor, and uses the product in nearly all of her protocols to support her client's skin concerns.

They discuss how integrative dermatology looks at skin issues, starting at the gut. Dr. Greenberg breaks down the science and provides the full story when it comes to things like “hormonal” acne, face mapping, sunscreen, and expensive “anti-aging” products. Her multi-pronged approach to healing skin concerns and promoting skin health includes the use of herbs, food, hormone and gut testing, and supportive hydrogels like Active Skin Repair. If you’re looking to better understand how to take care of your skin using tips you likely won’t get from a conventional dermatologist,  this is a must-listen!

If you are ready to try or are in need of a refill, don’t forget to use code DOCTORMOM for 20% off + free shipping in the US. Visit www.BLDGACTIVE.com and use code DOCTORMOM for 20% off! 

 Topics Discussed: 

  • Root causes for acne, eczema, and melasma
  • How pregnancy and postpartum impacts the skin
  • The first thing you should work on to improve your skin
  • How to prevent and treat acne
  • Rethinking sunscreen and sun exposure
  • The best products to use on your skin

Show Notes: 

Dr. Julie Greenberg is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and Registered Herbalist RH(AHG) who specializes in integrative dermatology. She is the founder of the Center for Integrative & Naturopathic Dermatology, a holistic clinic that approaches skin and hair problems by finding and treating the root cause. Dr. Greenberg holds degrees from Northwestern University (BA), Stanford University (MBA) and Bastyr University (ND). Her research on the gut microbiome of acne patients has been published in a leading peer-reviewed clinical dermatology journal. While at naturopathic medical school, Dr. Greenberg received training with leading experts in dermatology at the University of Washington Medical School Dermatology Clinic and Seattle Children’s Hospital Pediatric Dermatology Clinic. She lectures at naturopathic medical schools and is sought after to speak at conferences across the U.S. on the topics of hair, skin, and nails.

This Episode’s Sponsor

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. Visit BLDGActive.com to order.

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

Aug 9, 2022

Dr. Elana interviews birth educator, Care Messer. Care was Dr. Elana’s personal hypnobirthing instructor and she couldn’t help but share her on the podcast as she is full of knowledge, and passion, with a great sense of humor for all things birth related. 

On today’s episode, they discuss how to prepare for a natural birth. You may be surprised with how many tips and details there are that can make a true difference in how you approach labor. Whether you are prepping for labor in the hospital, birth center, or home birth, this episode is for you!

Topics Discussed: 

  • The most important things parents should do when preparing for a natural birth
  • When parents should start preparing
  • Top 3 things parents need to do in preparing for birth
  • Why a birth plan/birth preferences is important to consider before the baby comes
  • Why postpartum prep is essential as part of preparing for birth
  • Most important postpartum tips for a smooth transition into parenthood

Show Notes: 

After six miscarriages, Care fostered a five-year-old little girl, named Angie, whom she was finally able to adopt at eight years old. In 2008, Care discovered Hypnobirthing for the birth of her second daughter and it changed her life’s path. Her second daughter was born with severe special needs but it was her birth preparation that prepared her for such an unexpected postpartum time. Care began teaching Hypnobirthing in 2009 and founded the Birth Education Center in 2011. She is a Hypnotherapist, birth educator and a birth and postpartum doula. She specializes in fear release work, authentic communication and consciously connecting parents with their babies before they are born. It is her belief that babies can experience a “birth day” that is magical, loving, and gentle. When families take the time to resolve fears and advocate with their voice, birth can become a beautiful, positive experience.

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 using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head 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 DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of 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. 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.

 

Aug 2, 2022

We are excited to kick off season seven of the “Doctor Mom” podcast! Steph and Dr. Elana share all of their upcoming guests they interview during the season and things you can look forward to learning from them! 

They also spend time sharing what’s been going on in their worlds. There has been a LOT happening between the two of them with the anticipation of Dr. Elana’s third baby and Steph’s navigating back-to-school plans for her older boys.  Since we consider you part of our family, we love keeping you in the loop. So for this episode, consider yourself sitting with us, your two good friends, filling you in on life updates! We’d love to hear what’s going on with you too!

We’d also like to take time to thank our podcast sponsors Needed @needed, Active Skin Repair @bldgactive, and Paleovalley @paleovalley. This podcast wouldn’t be possible without their support as well as the support of our team including Ashley, Amanda, and Steph’s dad, Bob! We use these products with our families and only align with brands we 100% stand by and recommend to those closest to us. We know you’ll love them too and are grateful to offer you special discount codes so you can try them!

Topics Discussed:

  • Family updates! 
  • Review of our guests for this coming season!
    • Prepping for a Natural Birth with Care Messer @birtheducationcenter
    • Back to School Immune Support with Dr. Joel Gator Warsh, MD @drjoelgator
    • Letting Kids Lead: Self-Directed Nutrition with Austin McGuffie @metabolismmentor
    • How To Cultivate Psychological Flexibility During Changing Times with Dr. Diana Hill @drdianahill
    • Elana's Birth Story: Welcoming Baby #3
    • Organ Meats for Mama and Baby with Ashleigh VanHouten the Muscle Maven @themusclemaven
    • How to Make Mom Friends with Michelle Kennedy of Peanut @michellekennedylon
    • Birth Options with Doula Carson Meyer from Needed @cmeyer
    • Integrative Dermatology for Adult Acne and Skin Conditions with Dr. Julie Greenberg, ND @dermatologycenter
    • And a surprise guest who both Steph and Dr. Elana cannot WAIT to share!! #girlfan crushes! 

Show Notes:

  • Click here to learn more about Dr. Elana Roumell’s Doctor Mom Membership, a membership designed for moms who want to be their child’s number one health advocate!
  • Click here to learn more about Steph Greunke, RD’s online nutrition program and community, Postpartum Reset, an intimate private community and online roadmap for any mama (or mama-to-be) who feels stuck, alone, and depleted and wants to learn how to thrive in motherhood.
  • Listen to today’s episode on our website

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 using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head 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 DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of 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. 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.

Jun 21, 2022

Steph and Dr. Elana answer a broad range of questions, submitted by listeners just like you! 

Steph covers tips for postpartum blues, addresses how to balance hormones after pregnancy, how to manage stress and more! Dr. Elana answers questions related to her upcoming home-birth, pros and cons to choosing an epidural, postpartum meal prepping, childcare plans and some quick pediatric concerns like low iron, pink eye, and avoiding tylenol in fevers.  

Steph and Dr. Elana provide encouragement and advice to mamas and love sharing. This is a fun episode packed with answers to common questions you may be wondering on your journey to and through motherhood.

Topics Discussed: 

  • Help and prevention for postpartum depression and anxiety
  • How to navigate depressing events and mental stress in this world
  • Help with extreme moodiness and “blues” when your period returns and after nursing
  • How to balance hormones after pregnancy
  • Homebirth plans and preparing for a natural birth
  • Pros and cons of epidurals
  • Postpartum meal prep planning
  • Childcare tips and nanny support
  • Pediatric tips: low iron, pink eye, helping fevers without Tylenol!

Show Notes: 

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 using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head 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 DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of 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. 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.

 

Jun 14, 2022

Dr. Elana interviews board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Gigler - who happens to be the identical twin sister of Dr. Gillin who is a pediatrician she interviewed a couple of seasons back. Both of these sister doctors LOVE our podcast partner Active Skin Repair so we invited them on our show to share with us Doctor Moms how they use their products with their patients and what type of success they see day to day!

During their interview, Dr. Gigler talks about more than just Active… they focus on how she treats common pediatric skin conditions like Molluscum Contagiousm, Fungal infections like Ringworm and Tinea, Acne, Warts, Keratosis Pilaris, and more! 

As Doctor Moms it is so important we know when it is time to visit the doctor and when we can safely help our kiddo from home! So this interview is a great overview of skin conditions where a doctor visit is helpful and knowing what to expect will help you feel confident and prepared!

You will also learn that there are many skin conditions that ARE safe for us Doctor Moms to help at home and often times Active Skin Repair products can be your go-to non toxic skin formulas for times like these - think cuts, scrapes, sunburns, bites, even eczema or Hand Foot Mouth lesions!!  We absolutely love our friends over at Active and are grateful that they are offering our listeners 20% off all orders using code DOCTORMOM. 

Steph and Dr. Elana don’t leave the house without a spray bottle in our car, one in our purse, and definitely one in our medicine cabinets! Dr. Gigler and her pediatrician sister Dr. Gillin do the same! As experts in children’s health and skin health - and moms themselves - we’d be crazy not to take their advice and at least give Active a try! 

If you are ready to try or are in need of a refill, don’t forget to use code DOCTORMOM for 20% off + free shipping in the US. Visit www.BLDGACTIVE.com and use code DOCTORMOM for 20% off! Hope you love it as much as we do!

Topics Discussed:

A dermatologist's approach to treating:

  • Molluscum Contagiousm
  • Warts
  • Keratosis Pilaris
  • Burns and wounds
  • Acne
  • Tinea and fungal infections like ringworm 
  • And her favorite ways to use Active Skin Repair with your little ones!!

Show Notes:

  • www.comprehensivederm.com - Dr. Gigler is no longer taking new patients but her amazing associates that are open to new patients. 
  • OTCderm.com
  • 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

Vishakha Gigler, M.D. is double board-certified in Dermatology and Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery. She is the co-founder of Comprehensive Dermatology Group in Encinitas, CA. She enjoys practicing medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology, including Mohs micrographic surgery.

Dr. Gigler graduated from the University of California, San Diego with phi beta kappa and magna cum laude honors. She attended the University of California, San Diego for medical school, finishing at the top of her class. Dr. Gigler completed her dermatology residency at the University of California, Irvine in 2004. She has been in private practice in North County since 2004.

Dr. Gigler had served as president of the San Diego Society for Dermatologic Surgery. She is also the founding dermatologist for the San Diego Esthetician Society. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. She is a fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery.

Gigler prides herself in delivering the highest level of medical care. Patients describe her as being thorough and caring. Dr. Gigler has been recognized as a “Top Doctor” in San Diego Magazine 13 times from 2007-2021. The honor is distinct because it is voted on by physicians throughout San Diego County.

This Episode’s Sponsors 

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. 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.

Jun 7, 2022

Steph interviews Tamar Samuels, RDN about the spectrum of disordered eating and steps you can take to overcome it. Tamar is the co-founder of Culina Health and has helped countless people transform their relationship with food and their health to overcome disordered eating, hormone imbalances, and chronic stress. In this episode, they share considerations for when your healthy diet has gone too far, how to relax self-imposed dietary restrictions, how to know if your diet is really working, and how to make nutrition personalized and sustainable in a way that supports your mental health. If you’re wondering if your diet is still the best fit for you or if you want to reassess your current habits, this interview is a great place to start! 

Topics Discussed:

  • The spectrum of disordered eating
  • Signs you’re restricting more than what’s necessary
  • Key steps in changing your relationship with food
  • Top tips for managing disordered eating
  • Navigating necessary vs self-imposed restrictions
  • Ways to approach goals in a healthy way

Show Notes:

Tamar Samuels, MS, RD is a registered dietitian nutritionist and the co-founder of Culina Health.

Her unique and holistic approach to healthcare integrates functional medicine, positive psychology, and behavioral change techniques pulled from her training in clinical nutrition and coaching science. She's helped countless people transform their relationship with food and their health to overcome disordered eating, hormone imbalances, and chronic stress.

She has been featured in award-winning national online publications, including the Huffington Post, Byrdie, Hello Giggles and more. Well + Good named her one of the top holistic nutritionists in New York City.

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 using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head 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 DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of 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. 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 31, 2022

Dr. Elana interviews Rick Allen, owner of Pure Elements, who is an expert on water filtration. This topic can often feel overwhelming and confusing yet it is so important that we knew an episode dedicated to answering common questions was necessary! 

When Dr. Elana and Steph bought their homes, installing water filters was one of their FIRST priorities! They each had many questions, took hours upon hours to research the best quality, and now want to share this important info with you!

Expert Rick Allen helps guide us mamas so we aren’t misled with false claims from salesmen so you can cut to the chase and know exactly what you are purchasing. The goal is safe and clean water and that is what you deserve! This episode helps you learn the dos and don’ts of purchasing your next water filter. 

We love making these complex topics easy to digest and workable for us everyday moms.

*If you are new to this topic, please start by listening to Episode 230: How to Choose Clean Water for Your Family with Dr. Viviane Chen @plateful.health where we reviewed why unfiltered water is toxic to our family. Then come back to this episode to learn the steps you want to take in purchasing the best filter for your area!

Topics Discussed: 

  • What to AVOID when searching for a good quality filter - common misconceptions and myths salesmen often like to claim
  • Why Whole-house filters maybe even more important than drinking filters
  • What are some affordable options if renting or not ready to invest in a whole house filter system (hint shower filters and bath balls plus tips on how to use them effectively!)
  • How home testing kits can offer false scary readings - avoid buying water test strips!
  • Top tips on how to choose the best water filter with confidence!

 

Show Notes:

  • Pure Elements
  • For direct customer service call Jon at (949) 613-0399 and let him know you listened to our podcast for VIP service and to answer your questions!
  • Water testing and assessment resources mentioned in today’s episode:
  • 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

Healthy Water visionary Rick Allen, President/CEO of Pure Elements Water has a stellar reputation for helping clients avoid potentially harmful chemicals in water for consumption, bathing and other human needs.  He has been a renowned leader in the water treatment industry for more than 35 years.

Persistent in working to reduce the reliance on plastic bottles and eliminates salt-based technologies (therefore helping the environment), Rick has become recognized as an expert in seeking levels of water quality that can provide increased longevity for our population and our planet.

Because of an epidemic level of pinhole leaks in copper piping in Southern California, Rick has involved leading engineers and designed systems that address at least two of the culprits, Chloramines and Calcium Carbonate “Pimples”.  He has achieved great success – No home in which a Pure Elements Water Chloramine System has been installed in the last five years has reported a further pinhole leak.

In addition, Rick is accepted as one of the leading national authorities on removing fluoride on a whole house basis, a challenging endeavor.  He is continually proving his success and making enhancements to his systems based on in-home test monitoring sites for real household results.

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 using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head 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 DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of 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. 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 24, 2022

Steph interviews Dr. Phabillia Afflack about holistic postpartum care. Phabillia Afflack, MD is a board-certified OB-GYN and has a passion for holistic medicine and integrated care. She treats her patients as whole beings and understands that one's emotional suffering can manifest itself in physical pain. In this episode, Dr. Afflack helps us understand how to navigate our postpartum experience in a way that honors our mind, body, and spirit. She explains the difference between holistic obstetrics and a standard OB-GYN patient experience and what we can do to advocate for the best care. She also gives us lifestyle tools and strategies, within our control, that can help us stay low-risk throughout our pregnancy to help with a smoother labor and delivery and transition to postpartum. 

Dr. Afflack is also a medical advisor to Needed, a perinatal nutrition company that we know and love here on the Doctor Mom Podcast. If you’d like to experience the wide range of support Needed offers, from their prenatal multivitamin, to their pre/probiotic designed with moms in mind, to their stress, sleep and relaxation support, head to thisisneeded.com, and use code DOCTORMOM for 20% off.

Topics Discussed: 

  • Holistic obstetrics vs. standard OB-GYN 
  • Why integrated care is essential to supporting moms
  • How to more smoothly navigate the transition to motherhood
  • Lifestyle modifications to help reduce risks during pregnancy
  • Health disparities between perinatal outcomes
  • Nutrition strategies that nourish the mind and body

Show Notes:

Phabillia Afflack, MD is a board-certified OB-GYN and a medical advisor to Needed, a perinatal nutrition company that we know and love here on the Doctor Mom's Podcast.

Dr. Phabby attended medical school at Pennsylvania State College of Medicine Hershey and completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York, New York.

Dr. Phabby's love for Holistic Medicine and Holistic Obstetrics and Gynecology began during her college years living in Harlem. She was a dedicated member of the Caduceus Society — a philanthropic society for physicians — and organized community outreach programs. Three times a year, they would visit children at the Mother Hale House, a Harlem center for children born to addicts, and it was there that she learned the healing power of love. As a member of the American Women's Association, she also provided free breast examinations to women.

Above all, Dr. Phabby's passion lies in the relational importance of Doctor/Patient care. She enjoys treating patients as whole beings and understanding that one's emotional suffering can manifest itself in physical pain. She admires that women are three-dimensional beings — mind, body, and spirit — and she recognizes the importance of treating them as such to achieve a well-balanced lifestyle.

This Episode’s Sponsors 

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 DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of Needed’s Complete Plan!

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 17, 2022

Dr. Elana interviews guest Erin Rocchio, a Partner at Evolution and the Founder of Wholeness at Work. Erin works with CEO’s and leads teams of billion-dollar companies to help workers improve their interpersonal relationships so they can ultimately perform better. She uses many tools with her clients and teams one of which is the Enneagram. This tool helps her understand the personality types of her clients and ways to help them avoid BURNOUT.

 

Now as a mother herself to two littles, she brings her decades of work experience to now also help moms understand their susceptibility to burnout by identifying their Enneagram.  

 

During this episode, you’ll learn how your Enneagram type plays a role in how you parent and how you uniquely are susceptible to burnout - plus unique ways to “watch out” for burnout to prevent it in the first place!

Topics Discussed:

  • What is the Enneagram? 
  • How does it help you understand how you can parent better?
  • How does your Enneagram type correlate with motherhood and your susceptibility to exhaustion and burnout? 
  • How can we use what we know about our Enneagram type to help avoid burnout in the first place!
  • What are some “watch-outs” and practical tips we can start today to help us be better mothers, partners, workers, etc!
  • How mothers are true LEADERS of our families and why it is so very important to understand our innate way of being so we can help lead our family!

Show Notes:

108 Mindful Practices for Sustained Wellbeing

https://ourwholenessatwork.com/pages/enneagram-burnout-card-deck

  • Enneagram Circles

https://evolution.team/enneagram-circles

  • Burnout Recovery Circles

https://evolution.team/wholeness-at-work-burnout-recovery-circles 

  • 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

For fifteen years, Erin has worked with executives across industries to find the sweet spot between business results and personal meaning. She designs and delivers transformational leader, team, and organization development in line with business strategy. Released in 2020, Erin’s inaugural publication, Wholeness at Work: Free Yourself from Burnout for Good, addresses the science behind workplace burnout. She explores the symptoms, sources, and solutions across three levels: individual, relational, and systemic. Her Roadmap to Wholeness supports leaders in finding a lifelong path to sustainable wellbeing in their work.

Erin’s clients are curious, values-driven, emotionally intelligent leaders up to big things. She works with C-level executives at billion-dollar companies and founders of proven start-ups, helping them cultivate sustainable, high-performing leadership teams based on metrics that drive engagement and results. Erin brings a philosophical orientation to her work rooted in Appreciative Inquiry (strengths-based change), the Enneagram personality system, Integral theory, and neuroscience-based organizational and leadership wellbeing.

Erin is a partner at Evolution, Silicon Valley's premier coaching, consulting, and investment firm that partners with start-up and high-growth companies to drive long-term, holistic success through developing leadership, alignment and culture. Evolution works exclusively with companies that strive to be iconic, world-enriching, evolutionary businesses.  

Erin earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University, and a Master of Science in Positive Organization Development and Change (MPOD) from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management. She is a certified Integral Professional Coach with Integral Coaching Canada and a Senior Member of the Enneagram in Business Network. Erin is an avid fan of mindfulness and self-compassion meditation, and enjoys her free time with her family and two young daughters discovering the wonders of their beloved San Diego community.

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 using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head 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 DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of 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. Visit BLDGActive.com to order.

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

May 10, 2022

Steph interviews Erin Claire Jones about human design, a blueprint that helps you live in a way that’s aligned with your energetic makeup and live at your happiest, healthiest, and highest potential. They discuss what human design is and how to use the tools to better understand what lights you up. They also share how human design helps you better understand and support the unique design of others. Through her coaching, Erin offers practical tools, digestible tips, and deeper self-knowledge so people can live with greater ease and authenticity. In this episode, she does a deep dive into Steph’s design (manifestor) as an example of what this looks like and helps break down the fascinating ancient wisdom and modern science that is human design.

Topics Discussed:

  • What human design is and how to determine your type
  • How it compares to Enneagram and other frameworks 
  • How skeptics can approach this tool
  • How your type impacts your work, relationships, parenting
  • How knowing this information can help your kids thrive
  • Actionable steps for each type

Show Notes:

  • Get your Human Design Blueprint, click here to get a personalized guide to your unique design. Use code DOCTORMOM to save 10%
  • https://humandesignblueprint.com/
  • @erinclairejones
  • 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

 

Erin Claire Jones uses Human Design to help thousands of individuals and companies step into their work and their lives as their truest selves and to their highest potential. Her work as a guide, coach, and speaker has attracted a growing community of over 160,000 people who turn to her teachings for practical tools, digestible tips, and deeper self-knowledge they can access to live with greater ease and authenticity every single day.

With work featured in Forbes, mindbodygreen, Well&Good, and Nylon; words shared on over 150 podcasts such as Almost30, That’s So Retrograde, Highest Self, and Chatty Broads; and conversations with crowds of hundreds around the world, Erin’s insights are highly sought-after because they make Human Design pragmatic, tangible, accessible — and immediately applicable to everyday life.

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 using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head 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 DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of 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. Visit BLDGActive.com to order.

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May 3, 2022

Steph interviews Shanna Mota about ways we can help our little ones embrace healthy eating and honor their body from a nourishing place. Shanna Mota is a Certified Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Holistic Nutritionist and conscious mama. She believes wholeheartedly in the power we have as humans to create the life of our dreams, and that it all starts from within. What we say, do, and value are things our children pick up on and we need to take responsibility for that.  Helping little ones love their body starts with us loving ours. In this episode, Shanna explores ways that parents can model healthy behaviors and help cultivate habits in children so they can live fully self-expressed. 

Topics Discussed:

  • How to feel at home in your body
  • How to navigate tricky conversations with kids about food and their body
  • How to cultivate healthy habits without shame or judgment
  • How to listen to the signals your body is sending
  • How to break generational patterns of poor body image and restriction

Show Notes:

  • www.paleovalley.com/doctormom for 15% off
  • www.spellbotanicals.com code DOCTORMOM for 15% off
  • 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

Shanna Mota is a Certified Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Holistic Nutritionist and conscious mama. She believes wholeheartedly in the power we have as humans to create the life of our dreams, and that it all starts from within. Her mission is to empower women to live a life FULLY EXPRESSED through cultivating self love and aligning body, mind and heart.

Shanna works with clients on healing the body and mind using food, movement, meditation, and mindfulness practices as the foundation. She also specializes in taking yoga “off the mat” teaching her community the powerful philosophy and lessons of the ancient yoga texts and how we can integrate them into our lives to enjoy a more joyful and peaceful life. She also takes these philosophies and infuses them into her parenting.

Shanna offers multiple online programs and group coaching that teach the foundation of her work. She also hosts wellness retreats and IN PERSON experiences to activate the teachings and experience the work with the collective.

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 using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head to paleovalley.com/doctormom 

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

@stephgreunke

@drelanaroumell

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

Apr 26, 2022

Dr. Elana interviews guest Kim West also known as the Sleep Lady! We know how big of a pain point sleep can be for parents - whether you have an infant waking every 2 hours to eat or a 5-year-old that won’t stay in her room all night and finds her way into your bed - WE GET IT! We’ve been there, done that, and still doing it!!! 

Sleep training is not the most fun part of parenting but when you feel it is time for a change it can really help transform the entire family's life! 

Now… we heard from MANY of you that the crying it out method doesn’t resonate with you. Well, I am right there with you Mama - who wants to hear their little ones crying for hours on end? It is torture!

Well… did you know there is another approach?! It is called a Gentle Sleep Coaching Method!

We wanted to share this approach with you so we chose Kim West to be our expert guest today. Author of 3 books on sleep, appearances on Dr. Phil, the Today Show, NCB Nightly News, Good Morning America - just to name a few - Kim has successfully helped thousands of parents all over the world get a good night’s sleep WITHOUT letting their children cry it out alone.  

How amazing does that sound?!

We are so excited to share this interview with you now as Kim answers dozens of your questions and shares tips/tricks and pearls that will surely help you get the sleep you deserve!

Topics Discussed:

  • The 3 different methods of sleep training options
  • Tips to help set an infant up for long term sleep success
  • How to best wean an infant from relying on night nursing or bottle-feeding
  • The 4 developmental milestones to look out for before 12 months of age that may impact sleep
  • How to gently move your child from co-sleeping to their own room without crying it out
  • Tips for older kids who wake in the middle of the night
  • So much more!!!

Show Notes:

KIM WEST, LCSW-C, is a mother of two daughters and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (which is a child and family therapist) for over 25 years. Known as The Sleep Lady® by her clients, she has personally helped over 20,000 tired parents all over the world get a good night’s sleep without letting their children cry it out alone.

Kim has appeared on the Dr. Phil, Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, TLC’s Bringing Home Baby and CNN, and has been written about in a number of publications including The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Baby Talk, Parenting, The Baltimore Sun, USA Today, The Telegraph, The Irish Independent and the Washington Post.

Kim is the author of three books: “The Sleep Lady’s Good Night, Sleep Tight: Gentle Proven Solutions to Help Your Child Sleep Well and Wake Up Happy”, “ The Good Night, Sleep Tight Workbook” and “The Good Night, Sleep Tight Workbook for Children with Special Needs”. Her first book “The Sleep Lady’s Good Night, Sleep Tight” is in its third edition and has sold over 140,000 paperback copies.

Dedicated to providing tired parents with excellent sleep advice and coaching while knowing Kim could not help everyone herself, she started the Gentle Sleep Coach® Training and Certification program in 2010--the first and most comprehensive training program in the world. This program was the start to what is now a global industry- Baby and Child Sleep Consultants. To date, the Gentle Sleep Coach Training and Certification program is available in 2 languages.

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 using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head 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 DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of 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. Visit BLDGActive.com to order.

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

@stephgreunke

@drelanaroumell

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

Apr 19, 2022

Steph interviews Arianna Taboada, MSW, MSPH, about what parents need to know when planning for maternity leave and returning back to work. Arianna is the founder of The Expecting Entrepreneur®, a consulting firm that helps entrepreneurs design parental leave plans that meet their business model and personal needs. They talked about maternity leave strategies and policies that take into consideration your mental health, physical health, and financial wellness. This is something you can start planning even before you conceive! Whether you are a brand new entrepreneur, own a small business, or work full-time, you’ll find this episode packed with things to consider to make the transition easier on everyone. You’ll also hear her top strategies for returning to the workplace after your leave, which includes building your support system and thinking through the process in a more holistic way. Her organizational strategy and empathy for parents shines through in this conversation and her resources.

Topics Discussed:

  • Maternity leave policies in the US
  • When to start thinking about your leave
  • How to fund your parental leave
  • Your rights when returning to work
  • Unique challenges (and solutions) for entrepreneurs
  • Strategies for returning to the workplace
  • How to build a support system to make the transition easier

Show Notes:

Arianna Taboada, MSW, MSPH (she/her/ella) is the founder of The Expecting Entrepreneur®, a consulting firm that helps entrepreneurs design parental leave plans that meet their business model and personal needs. Arianna speaks and writes about parental leave and respectful maternity care as an issue of social justice, human rights, and economic equity. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the International Journal of Health Equity, Advances in Social Work, and Ethnicity & Health. She is a co-author of Degrees of Difference: Reflections of Women of Color on Graduate School, published by The University of Illinois Press in 2020, and The Expecting Entrepreneur: A Guide to Parental Leave Planning for Self-Employed Business Owners.

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 using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head 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 DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of 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. Visit BLDGActive.com to order.

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

@stephgreunke

@drelanaroumell

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

Apr 12, 2022

In this week’s episode, we did something a little unique …. Dr. Elana did this fantastic interview with naturopathic doctor, Dr. Caitlin O’Connor as part of her Doctor Mom Membership and it was SO GOOD we couldn’t resist sharing it on our podcast!  

Dr. Caitlin and Dr. Elana chatted about constipation in kids and HOW common this condition is. They review what's normal and not normal whether your child is breastfed, formula-fed, mixed-fed, or eating solids.  

They also share clinical pearls on natural medicines that help in every stage…. For example, there are different remedies if your child is on formula versus breastfed and they even share tips for toddlers and older kiddos as well!

This interview is jam-packed with pearls for any Doctor Mom to feel confident and empowered when faced with a kiddo with constipation!

This is exactly how Dr. Elana envisioned her Doctor Mom Membership to be! A mama's go-to resource center so when her child is sick she has her at-home protocols, expert interviews, safety resources and so much MORE so she can make calm, competent, and confident decisions as the leader of her family's health and wellness!!

For her members, they also get direct support and guidance from Dr. Elana on monthly live calls along with bi-weekly support on our private FB group. Join the community of over 1000 Doctor Moms all supporting one another being the superheroes for our kiddos when they need us the most!

If you love this interview with Dr. Caitlin and want to learn more about the Doctor Mom Constipation Protocol where you’ll find all the remedies discussed in today’s show along with recommended amounts based on weight or age, and more… join the Doctor Mom Membership at www.doctormommembereship.com.  

For less than $1/day you have access to Dr. Elana’s entire library of protocols, medicine favorites, home remedies, expert interviews and as a bonus you get her Vaccine Workshop and all of her Doctor Mom’s Courses FREE! It is all included… not to mention her favorite easy family friendly recipes too! Learn more at www.doctormommembership.com and join today!


Topics Discussed:

  • Definition of constipation
  • What is normal to expect for a breastfed baby versus a formula baby?
  • What is normal to expect for a baby over 6 months once they start solid foods?
  • What should poop look like?! 
  • What are some top causes of constipation in children?
  • What are 3 myths you hear about constipation we can bust for mamas?!
  • When is a doctor’s visit warranted versus when can a parent help their kiddo from home?
  • Frequently prescribed conventional medicines for constipation 
  • Favorite 3 home remedies or nutrition tips for constipation 
  • Favorite 3 natural medicines for constipation 
  • And more!

Show Notes:

  • Click here to learn more about Dr. Elana Roumell’s Doctor Mom Membership, a membership designed for moms who want to be their child’s number one health advocate!
  • Click here to learn more about Steph Greunke, RD’s online nutrition program and community, Postpartum Reset, an intimate private community and online roadmap for any mama (or mama-to-be) who feels stuck, alone, and depleted and wants to learn how to thrive in motherhood.
  • Listen to today’s episode on our website

Dr. Caitlin provides Naturopathic care for women and children.  She pairs a philosophy of patient-centered, whole body, individualized care with an emphasis on nutrition, botanical medicine and a balanced approach to joyful living. For women, she has a focus on gut health, hormonal balance, optimal mood and energy with a specialty in enhancing preconception health and fertility, supporting a healthy pregnancy and balanced postpartum.   She also enjoys providing safe, effective options for children’s health and wellness – especially optimizing gut health, immunity and nutrition.

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 using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head 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 DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of 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. Visit BLDGActive.com to order.

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

@stephgreunke

@drelanaroumell

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

Apr 5, 2022

We are excited to kick off season six of the “Doctor Mom” podcast! Normally, Dr. Elana and I focus on sharing guests we have on during the season and things you can look forward to learning from them, but to be honest… we haven’t interviewed them all yet! However…we KNOW they’ll be fire and today we will share WHO we’re having on and what topics you can look forward to learning about this season.

Since we took a short break between seasons, we also wanted to spend time sharing what’s been going on in our worlds. There has been a LOT happening between the two of us and since we consider you part of our family, we love keeping you in the loop. So for this episode, consider yourself sitting with us, your two good friends, filling you in on life updates! We’d love to hear what’s going on with you too!

We’d also like to take time to thank our podcast sponsors Needed @needed, Active Skin Repair @bldgactive, and Paleovalley @paleovalley. This podcast wouldn’t be possible without their support as well as the support of our team including Ashley, Amanda, and Steph’s dad. We use these products with our families and only align with brands we 100% stand by and recommend to those closest to us. We know you’ll love them too and are grateful to offer you special discount codes so you can try them!

Topics Discussed:

  • Family updates! (Hint how sleep training is going and a possible move!)
  • Personal health updates
  • Steph’s upcoming program creation and Dr. Elana’s membership offerings expanded
  • Review of our guests for this coming season!
    • How to Help Kids with Constipation with Dr. Cailtin O’Connor
    • Gentle Sleep Training with the Sleep Lady, Kim West @thesleeplady
    • Covid Updates with Dr. Elisa Song @healthykids_happykids
    • Pediatric Skin Condition with dermatologist Dr. Gigler
    • Enneagrams for Moms with Erin Rocchio @wholenessatwork
    • Human Design for Moms with Erin Claire Jones @erinclairejones
    • Planning for Maternity Leave with Arianna Taboada @ariannataboada
    • Understanding Disordered Eating with Tamar Samuels @tamarsamuels.rd
    • Post-Birth Care with Dr. Afflack
    • 5 Pillars of Body Love from Mom to Child with Shanna Mota @shannamota

Show Notes:

  • Click here to learn more about Dr. Elana Roumell’s Doctor Mom Membership, a membership designed for moms who want to be their child’s number one health advocate!
  • Click here to learn more about Steph Greunke, RD’s online nutrition program and community, Postpartum Reset, an intimate private community and online roadmap for any mama (or mama-to-be) who feels stuck, alone, and depleted and wants to learn how to thrive in motherhood.
  • Listen to today’s episode on our website

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 using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head 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 DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of 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. 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.

Mar 1, 2022

Steph and Elana answer a broad range of questions, submitted by listeners just like you! They cover nutrition questions related to emotional eating, plant-based milk, collagen supplementation, and offer easy breakfast ideas for the whole family. They also answer questions related to labor and delivery, such as Elana’s plans for birth, if she’s considering placenta encapsulation, what she’ll do if she’s GBS+, and her thoughts on the vitamin K shot. Steph and Elana provide encouragement and advice to those struggling to keep their energy up to take care of their little one(s) and navigate sleep deprivation. This is a fun episode packed with answers to common questions you may be wondering on your journey to and through motherhood.

Topics Discussed:

  • How to navigate stress eating and sleep deprivation
  • Easy, nourishing family breakfast ideas 
  • Wellness products we can’t live without
  • Our thoughts on placenta encapsulation
  • Navigating labor pain, GBS+, Vitamin K shots
  • Pros/cons of homeschooling
  • And more!

Show Notes:

This Episode’s Sponsors 

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Active Skin Repair is a must-have for everyone to keep themselves and their families healthy and clean.  Keep a bottle in the car to spray your face after removing your mask, a bottle in your medicine cabinet to replace your toxic first aid products, and one in your outdoor pack for whatever life throws at you.  Use code DOCTORMOM to receive 20% off your order + free shipping. Visit BLDGActive.com to order.

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 DOCTORMOM50 for $50 off Needed’s Complete Plan!

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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