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November 19, 2019
Stephanie and Dr. Elana recap the interview with Dr. Stephanie Drummond about pediatric occupational therapy. They break down just how complex feeding is to help reduce mom guilt surrounding feeding challenges. They offer fun, simple ways to increase sensory input when your littles are young to help them navigate their world. They also share key takeaways and things they’ll implement with their kids after listening to the gems in the interview with Dr. Drummond. Interested in enjoying the medicinal benefits of mushrooms via delicious hot cocoa, matcha, or coffee? Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase by using code WHOLEMAMAS at check out or simply head to foursigmatic.com/wholemamas. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: Taking the guilt out of feeding struggles Creating a sense of safety around food Fun, easy strategies to help littles navigate sensory input Key takeaways and things they’ll implement with their kids Show Notes: San Diego Occupational Therapy SDOT on IG an FB Busy toddler account on IG Learn more about Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Sign up for our Weekly Pregnancy Emails Take the Free Mini-Course at Dr. Elana’s Med School For Moms  Schedule an appointment with Dr. Elana Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.
November 12, 2019
Today Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Stephanie Drummond, a pediatric Occupational Therapist and owner of San Diego Occupational Therapy. She specializes in feeding issues along with sensory processing disorder. If you don’t know how occupational therapy can benefit kids this is an episode you don’t want to miss! Dr. Drummond shares which types of children can benefit from this therapy, how to look for a therapist in your area along with helpful tips that will benefit every child. Interested in enjoying the medicinal benefits of mushrooms via delicious hot cocoa, matcha, or coffee? Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase by using code WHOLEMAMAS at check out or simply head to foursigmatic.com/wholemamas. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: What is Occupational Therapy (OT) and how can it benefit any child? What signs to look for in your child to know if OT may be needed What is Sensory Processing Disorder? How OT’s can help with feeding issues and picky eating How food pouches, messy eating, and chewing with your mouth open impact feeding The importance of high chair stability while eating Why core strength is so important What is W sitting? Show Notes: San Diego Occupational Therapy SDOT on IG an FB Learn more about Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Sign up for our Weekly Pregnancy Emails Take the Free Mini-Course at Dr. Elana’s Med School For Moms  Schedule an appointment with Dr. Elana Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Dr. Stephanie Drummond is a pediatric occupational therapist with over twenty-three years of education, training, and experience within the field of pediatric occupational therapy.  Dr. Drummond graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California.   Dr. Drummond completed intensive sensory integration training through the University of Southern California, and managed the University of Southern California’s Lifestyle Redesign Program and the Faculty Practice.  Dr. Drummond has received certification to administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT), Integrative Listening System, Interactive Metronome, Therapeutic Listening, and The Listening Program. She has completed courses in Handwriting Without Tears, First Strokes, Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing, Brain Gym, Floor Time, Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT), Reflex Integration, Zones of Regulation, and the Alert Program. She has lectured and given courses on sensory integration, feeding, handwriting readiness and intervention, and has presented to the Occupational Therapy Association of California. She has extensive training with feeding difficulties and sensory based feeding disorders with infants and children, and worked at Toomey & Associates feeding clinic located at the STAR Center in Denver, CO.  Dr. Drummond holds the CBOT Advanced Practice Certification in Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation or Intervention. Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.
November 5, 2019
Stephanie chats with Crystal Clancy, LMFT, about how your relationship with your mother can impact your own mothering process. We discuss how this “mother wound” often manifests after your baby is born, how it impacts your thoughts and beliefs around yourself and your parenting, and what you can do starting the healing process. Interested in enjoying the medicinal benefits of mushrooms via delicious hot cocoa, matcha, or coffee? Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase by using code WHOLEMAMAS at check out or simply head to foursigmatic.com/wholemamas. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: What is the “mother wound” and “father wound” How this can impact our thoughts and beliefs about parenting How this can influence our behaviors as parents How to heal from the “mother/father wound” Considerations for including parents during labor, delivery, and early postpartum How to break the cycle and empower our children Show Notes: Crystal’s website Find Crystal on Instagram Book recommendations: Will I Ever Be Good Enough by Dr. Karyl McBride, Ph.D. Children of the Self Absorbed by Nina W. Brown, Ed.D., LPC YouTube videos  Learn more about Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Subscribe to Our Weekly Pregnancy Emails Take the free mini-course at Dr. Elana’s Med School For Moms Schedule an appointment with Dr. Elana Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Crystal Clancy, LMFT, has a private practice specializing in perinatal mental health. She is one of the founding members of Pregnancy and Postpartum Support MN, which is the Minnesota State Chapter of PSI. She has been a PSI State Coordinator for 5 years. She is married and the mother of a son and a daughter. Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.
October 29, 2019
Today Steph and Dr. Elana recap the episodes on perinatal loss for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Lindsay Wimmer spoke from a mother’s perspective in Episode 155, and Dr. Brandon Eddy shared from a father’s perspective in Episode 156. Both of these interviews contained insights to help any parent who has either experienced a perinatal loss or who may be having a challenging time during postpartum. In this podcast recap, Steph and Dr. Elana share their own advice on how to help cope with loss, remind you of appropriate (and inappropriate) language to when trying to support a friend navigating loss, and share takeaways that will benefit parents and those supporting them during these challenging times.  We’d like to say a special thank you to today’s podcast partner: Rasa. Rasa's coffee alternatives contain no common allergens, no fillers, & no BS. Perk up + chill out at the same time with their organic, adaptogen-packed herbal blends. Use code WHOLEMAMAS for a one-time discount of  20% off your entire purchase at wearerasa.com. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: Personal stories of how we grieve through our own family losses  What language to use and what to avoid when speaking with friends who have experienced perinatal loss What bereavement doulas are and how to find one How husbands play a role in the grieving process The 6 themes of what it’s like to experience Postpartum Depression as a father Show Notes: 6 Themes of PPD in Dads https://stillbirthday.com/ PPD screening Learn more about Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Sign up for our Weekly Pregnancy Emails Take the Free Mini-Course at Dr. Elana’s Med School For Moms  Schedule an appointment with Dr. Elana Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive     Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.
October 22, 2019
Stephanie speaks with Dr. Brandon Eddy. Dr. Eddy has a Ph.D in couple, marriage, and family therapy. They discuss his research on postpartum depression, miscarriage, infertility and loss from a father’s perspective. Dr. Eddy helps us understand what the transition to parenthood is like for fathers and the impact postpartum depression and loss can have on relationships.  We’d like to say a special thank you to today’s podcast partner: Rasa. Rasa's coffee alternatives contain no common allergens, no fillers, & no BS. Perk up + chill out at the same time with their organic, adaptogen-packed herbal blends. Use code WHOLEMAMAS for a one-time discount of  20% off your entire purchase at wearerasa.com. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: Causes of depression and anxiety in fathers What grief, loss, and depression looks like in dads Navigating hidden sources of trauma  Gender roles regarding men’s mental health How to help men experiencing grief and loss What to do if your partner refuses to get help Show Notes: Dr. Brandon Eddy’s publications Dr. Brandon Eddy on Psychology Today Dr. Brandon Eddy on Facebook Learn more about Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Get Our Weekly Pregnancy Emails Take the Free Mini Course at Dr. Elana’s Med School For Moms Schedule an appointment with Dr. Elana Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Bio:  Dr. Brandon Eddy is an assistant professor in the Couple and Family Program in the School of Medicine at UNLV. He received his Ph.D in Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University. Dr. Eddy's research agenda focuses on postpartum depression, miscarriage, infertility, and fatherhood. Dr. Eddy has published multiple journal articles and has presented at international, national, and local conferences. Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.
October 15, 2019
Stephanie speaks with Lindsey Wimmer from the Star Legacy Foundation about perinatal loss and pregnancy after loss. Lindsey is a pediatric nurse practitioner certified in Perinatal Loss Care. She lectures throughout the US on loss, specifically about opportunities to improve stillbirth prevention and care. Perinatal loss is devastating, and families often struggle to talk about it and get the support they need. This episode provides resources for families, including ideas for honoring your baby and how to talk to others about your loss. A word of caution, this episode may be triggering if you’re currently pregnant or have experienced loss. We’d like to say a special thank you to today’s podcast partner: Rasa. Rasa's coffee alternatives contain no common allergens, no fillers, & no BS. Perk up + chill out at the same time with their organic, adaptogen-packed herbal blends. Use code WHOLEMAMAS for a one-time discount of  20% off your entire purchase at wearerasa.com. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: Recognizing different types of loss Ways to communicate about your loss Ideas for honoring and remembering your baby How to find support when navigating loss and pregnancy after loss How to support a friend navigating loss Show Notes: www.starlegacyfoundation.org www.pregnancyresearchproject.org  Find Star Legacy Foundation on Instagram Learn more about Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Subscribe to our Weekly Pregnancy Emails Take the free mini-course at Dr. Elana’s Med School For Moms Schedule an appointment with Dr. Elana Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Lindsey Wimmer is the Executive Director of Star Legacy Foundation.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from St Catherine University and a Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.  She is a pediatric nurse practitioner and has taught pediatrics, public health, obstetrics, and nursing leadership for nursing students. Her clinical experience includes primary care and emergency care settings.  Ms. Wimmer is certified in Perinatal Loss Care and lectures throughout the United States on opportunities to improve stillbirth prevention and care.    The Star Legacy Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing pregnancy loss and neonatal death and improving care for families who experience such tragedies.  It’s a community of families, health professionals, researchers, policy makers, and individuals dedicated to helping every pregnancy have a happy ending. Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.
October 8, 2019
Today Steph and Dr. Elana recap the interview with Rosanne Austin, a leading mindset coach for women in the midst of infertility. They discuss the importance of mindset when it comes to conceiving, how to slow down instead of speeding up for optimal outcomes, the importance of building a “bump squad,” and how to navigate fertility psychosis–when your entire life revolves around conceiving.  We’d like to say a special thank you to today’s podcast partner: Rasa. Rasa's coffee alternatives contain no common allergens, no fillers, & no BS. Perk up + chill out at the same time with their organic, adaptogen-packed herbal blends. Use code WHOLEMAMAS for a one-time discount of  20% off your entire purchase at wearerasa.com. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: Why mindset matters when it comes to conceiving Common struggles of people with Type A personalities Shifting from a “masculine” to a more “feminine” approach Overcoming information overload What to do when your life becomes revolved around conceiving Show Notes: Rosanne’s website: From Maybe to Baby Rosanne’s free book: Am I the Reason I Am Not Getting Pregnant? Follow Rosanne on Instagram Learn more about Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Sign up for our Weekly Pregnancy Emails Take the Free Mini-Course at Dr. Elana’s Med School For Moms  Schedule an appointment with Dr. Elana Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive     Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.
October 1, 2019
Today Dr. Elana interviews Rosanne Austin, a leading mindset coach for women ready to end their struggle with fertility. Rosanne shares her personal struggles trying to conceive and how she successfully got pregnant at age 43. She thought she had tried everything until she realized the power of mindset and took a deep look at that. On today’s episode, Rosanne walks us through how she helps coach clients in similar positions and offers takeaways for anyone who is personally struggling with infertility. She also shares ways to support friends walking through infertility. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: How mindset plays a huge role in fertility Common causes of infertility and how a coach can help Personal stories of “fertility psychosis” and what this can do to women and relationships Key tools to help transform someone's mindset in order to make their miracle baby How to keep sex fun during infertility struggles Healing from miscarriage and feeling confident with your next pregnancy Supporting friends who struggle with infertility Show Notes: Roseanne’s website: From Maybe to Baby Rosanne’s free book: Am I the Reason I Am Not Getting Pregnant? Follow Rosanne on Instagram Learn more about Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Sign up for our Weekly Pregnancy Emails Take the Free Mini-Course at Dr. Elana’s Med School For Moms  Schedule an appointment with Dr. Elana Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Rosanne Austin, JD, PCC, received her coaching training from Coaches Training Institute, in San Rafael, California. She is certified by and a member of the International Coach Federation, which is the leader in professional training, standards, and ethics for coaching professionals. Rosanne is also a proud member of California State Bar. Rosanne received her Juris Doctorate from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where she was on the Dean’s List and received the Witkin Award in Expert and Scientific Evidence. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from San Francisco State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Rosanne's professional background has given her the honor and opportunity to directly impact thousands of people’s lives, at a time when they were vulnerable, fearful, heartbroken, and at a crossroads.Rosanne is also a featured blogger on fertilityauthority.com, Circle + Bloom, Heartfelt Egg Donation, and can be heard on the Fertility Revolution Podcast, as well as her own podcast, The Love Your Journey Podcast.Rosanne gives back by serving organizations committed to providing resources to survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking, as well as her local Humane Society for the Protection of Animals. Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.
September 24, 2019
Today Steph and Dr. Elana recap last week’s episode about misconceptions when it comes to getting back into fitness after you’ve taken time off. Steph and Elana share their current personal exercise routines. They discuss how exercise has shifted through the seasons of motherhood. They offer support and guidance so you can find a fitness groove that works for your body, increases your mental clarity, and ultimately makes you happy!   We’d like to say a special thank you to today’s podcast partner: Tessemae’s. Tessemae’s is  flavor-forward, organic fresh food company that makes clean label dressings, marinades, condiments, salad kits, and single-serve pouches with uncompromised ingredients of the highest quality.  Use code WHOLEMAMAS15 for 15% off your entire purchase at Tessemaes.com, now through September 30, 2019. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: Steph’s fitness routine and how that has changed with now having two kids Dr. Elana’s fitness routine being pregnant with a toddler How slowing down and being consistent will get you to your fitness goals  Expectations moms should have when it comes to fitness  Tips on a sustainable long term fitness plan Habits to help you find success Show Notes: Listen to Steph’s interview on the Mind Pump Podcast Mind Pump's website Connect with Mind Pump on Instagram Learn more about Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Sign up for our Weekly Pregnancy Emails Take the Free Mini-Course at Dr. Elana’s Med School For Moms  Schedule an appointment with Dr. Elana Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.
September 17, 2019
Today Steph interviews the hosts of Mind Pump about misconceptions when it comes to getting back into fitness after you’ve taken time off. The hosts (Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer and Justin Andrews) have over 40 years of combined fitness experience working with various populations including pregnant and postpartum women. They understand common pain points individuals have when it comes to fitness and share how to overcome these barriers so you can get started on a plan that’s safe and effective. We’d like to say a special thank you to today’s podcast partner: Tessemae’s. Tessemae’s is  flavor-forward, organic fresh food company that makes clean label dressings, marinades, condiments, salad kits, and single-serve pouches with uncompromised ingredients of the highest quality.  Use code WHOLEMAMAS15 for 15% off your entire purchase at Tessemaes.com, now through September 30, 2019. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: How to get started on a fitness plan How to pick a fitness program that’s right for you Pros/cons/considerations for at home workouts Common fitness mistakes Habits of successful clients Show Notes: Listen to Steph’s interview on the Mind Pump Podcast Mind Pump's website Connect with Mind Pump on Instagram Learn more about Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Sign up for our Weekly Pregnancy Emails Take the Free Mini-Course at Dr. Elana’s Med School For Moms  Schedule an appointment with Dr. Elana Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer and Justin Andrews have over 40 years of combined fitness experience as personal trainers, club managers, IFBB fitness competitors and fitness thought leaders. Sal, Adam, Justin and Doug got fed up with the industry marketing to individual’s insecurities and profiting without any regard for results. They came together and created Mind Pump as a platform to shed the light of truth on health, fitness and a host of other wellness topics.  Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.
September 10, 2019
Today Steph and Dr. Elana recap the interview with Dana Suchow on the topic of  preventing eating disorders and raising body confident kids. They discuss signs/symptoms of disordered eating parents can be on the lookout for. They also share how to navigate compliments on your child’s appearance and how to build your child’s self-love armor to protect them from criticism or bullying. We’d like to say a special thank you to today’s podcast partner: Tessemae’s. Tessemae’s is  flavor-forward, organic fresh food company that makes clean label dressings, marinades, condiments, salad kits, and single-serve pouches with uncompromised ingredients of the highest quality.  Use code WHOLEMAMAS15 for 15% off your entire purchase at Tessemaes.com, now through September 30, 2019. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: Steph and Dr. Elana’s takeaways from the interview and personal experiences with disordered eating Signs to look for that may signal disordered eating in kids How childhood interactions can lead to issues later in life How to build your child’s self-love armor Navigating compliments other adults give your kids Being mindful of how we talk about our own bodies or how we talk to other adults about image Show Notes: Dana’s resources to support parents in raising body confident kids Connect with Dana on Instagram Read Dana’s article on our website Learn more about Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Sign up for our Weekly Pregnancy Emails Take the Free Mini-Course at Dr. Elana’s Med School For Moms  Schedule an appointment with Dr. Elana Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.
September 3, 2019
Today Dr. Elana interviews Dana Suchow, speaker, educator and coach on preventing eating disorders and raising body confident kids. Dana offers a nonclinical and holistic approach to parents, teachers and caregivers so they are equipped with tools. In this interview she shares ways you can encourage healthy body image for your children to help prevent eating disorders from arising.  We’d like to say a special thank you to today’s podcast partner, Tessemae’s. Tessemae’s is  flavor-forward, organic fresh food company that makes clean label dressings, marinades, condiments, salad kits, and single-serve pouches with uncompromised ingredients of the highest quality.  Use code WHOLEMAMAS15 for 15% off your entire purchase at Tessemaes.com, now through September 30, 2019. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: The importance of raising body confident children How the language we use can impact our children’s body image The prevalence of eating disorders and what we can do as parents to prevent them What signs to look for in a child who may be heading toward an eating disorder How to navigate bullying or peer pressure around body image Resources for parents who suspect an eating disorder in their child Show Notes: Dana’s resources to support parents in raising body confident kids Connect with Dana on Instagram Read Dana’s article on our website Learn more about Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Sign up for our Weekly Pregnancy Emails Take the Free Mini-Course at Dr. Elana’s Med School For Moms  Schedule an appointment with Dr. Elana Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Dana Suchow is an award-winning speaker, educator and coach. Since overcoming Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder and exercise compulsion, Dana Suchow has become an expert in the field of body image and eating disorder prevention. Offering a nonclinical and holistic approach, Dana gives parents, teachers and caregivers the tools they need to prevent eating disorders in kids before they start! Learn more at www.DanaSuchow.com  For free daily tools and help, follow Dana on Instagram: @DanaSuchow! Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.
August 27, 2019
Stephanie chats with Nadine Rich of Teton Waters Ranch to discuss strategies for getting healthy meals on the table in no time flat. Nadine is a busy mama of three, works full-time, and recently completed a #breastfeedingWhole30. She shares her favorite #breastfeedingWhole30 non-scale victories (#NSV) and best tips for keeping milk supply strong! They also talk about the importance of choosing quality animal protein and explore concepts like regenerative agriculture and animal welfare. If you’re on a budget, you’ll love the tips for keeping costs down so it’s more accessible.  Special thanks to Teton Waters Ranch for sponsoring this episode. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: Whole family meal solutions for busy moms Tips for #breastfeedingWhole30 How to purchase grass-fed meat while on a budget Teton Waters Ranch commitment to being better for you, the planet, and the animals How to understand labels so you get what you pay for Benefits of plant-based burgers blends (mushrooms + beef) Show Notes: Teton Waters Ranch website Connect with Teton Waters Ranch on Instagram and on Facebook Teton Waters Ranch Newsletter Nadine’s favorite sheet pan recipe Nadine’s favorite slow cooker recipe Lean more about Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Get Our Weekly Pregnancy Emails Take the free mini-course at Dr. Elana’s Med School For Moms Schedule an appointment with Dr. Elana Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Nadine Rich is currently the Director of Marketing at Teton Waters Ranch, a marketer of 100% grass-fed and finished beef products. A dynamo in her field, Nadine has 18 years of experience growing household brands, with an innate talent for creating and launching innovative new food products. Prior to her role at Teton Waters Ranch, Nadine served as Vice President of Marketing for a disruptive, healthy vending start-up. She previously led teams at Tyson Foods and Kraft, innovating products for Hillshire, Jimmy Dean and Jell-O. Originally from Philly, Nadine now lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband James and three little ones – Harlan, Adeline and Nora. She enjoys running, baking, hiking and yoga, and is working hard to master the art of traveling with young children. Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.
August 20, 2019
Steph and Dr. Elana recap the interviews with Robin Kaplan and Jill Castle about going back to work while breastfeeding and raising healthy eaters. They share how they implement boundaries and structure around meals, how they approach mealtime food battles and their take on snacking. They also share tips for talking to your employer about your rights as a nursing mama and provide strategies for reducing anxiety with this transition.  Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: A ‘day in the life’ of feeding their kids How they implement boundaries and structure around meals Their favorite bedtime snacks Elana’s plan for going back to work while nursing How to reduce anxiety when going back to work Tips for having an effective conversation with your employer Show Notes: Episodes 145 and 146 Breast shield sizing info Learn more about Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program and use code PODCASTS19 for $40 off your membership through Sept 1, 2019. Sign up for our Weekly Pregnancy Emails Take the Free Mini-Course at Dr. Elana’s Med School For Moms  Schedule an appointment with Dr. Elana Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.
August 13, 2019
Today Dr. Elana interviews Jill Castle, one of the nation’s premier childhood nutrition experts. We explore the “love with limits” approach to feeding kids and discuss the most common feeding mistakes that often undermine success in raising healthy eaters. Jill shares an important and encouraging perspective about raising healthy eaters that all parents need to hear.  Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: Jill’s personal feeding philosophy as a mom of 4 How modeling a healthy lifestyle impacts your kids Classic “mistakes” in feeding children Specific tips for parents of picky eaters and children with sensory processing disorder Jill’s tips for a meal and snack schedule Tips for how to have conversations with other adults who are feeding your children Show Notes: Jill’s Website Connect with Jill on Instagram and Facebook Jill’s book, Fearless Feeding: How to Raise Healthy Eaters from High Chair to High School Jill’s new workbook, Try New Foods: How to Help Picky Eaters Taste, Eat and Like New Foods The Nourished Child Podcast, Episode 72: Grandparents feeding children Jill’s e-course, The Nourished Child Project Hear Jill on the One Bad Mother Podcast, Episode 262 Learn more about Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Sign up for our Weekly Pregnancy Emails Take the Free Mini-Course at Dr. Elana’s Med School For Moms  Schedule an appointment with Dr. Elana Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.  
August 6, 2019
Dr. Elana interviews Robin Kaplan, IBCLC about the emotional side of returning to work as a breastfeeding mama and how preparation can make all the difference to reduce anxiety and stress. They cover topics such as a parent’s rights while pumping at work, how to build a freezer stash, and what to do if baby won’t take the bottle. If you are a breastfeeding mama planning to go back to work soon, listen to this episode to get resources and support. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: Reducing anxiety and stress going back to work as a nursing mama Your rights in your workplace and busting pumping myths Building a freezer stash Avoiding low milk supply How to ensure baby will take a bottle while you are away at work Resources and ongoing support for working mamas Show Notes: Robin’s Free Guide to Going Back to Work for Breastfeeding Parents  Breastfeeding for the Working Family online course  Breaktime for Nursing Mothers  Office of Women's Health - Supporting Nursing Moms at Work Help!  My baby won't take a bottle.  CDC How to Keep your Breast Pump Kit Clean Learn more about Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Subscribe to our Weekly Pregnancy Emails Dr. Elana’s Med School For Moms Schedule an appointment with Dr. Elana Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.
July 30, 2019
Steph interviews Dr. Elana about her brand new program, Med School for Moms! Dr. Elana is passionate about teaching moms how to safely be a Doctor Mom. Dr. Elana shares about working with many anxious mothers over her years as a doctor. We all want the very best for our kids but may not always know what to do when our child gets sick. Dr. Elana shares insights to help transform worry into confidence along with tips any mom can benefit from. All kids will inevitably get sick, so you want to be prepared with safe tools and tips for staying calm. Listen and take your first step to being a Doctor Mom! For Whole Mamas Podcast listeners who would like to join Med School for Moms, take 15% off of any guidebook or course using code WHOLEMAMASPODCAST through 8/30/19.  Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: Why Dr. Elana created Med School for Moms What moms need to know about taking care of their child when sick What a “Doctor Mom” is and why every mom has the potential to be their own best Doctor Mom for their child! 3 things happen when mom starts to worry while her child is sick How to know when it is time to visit the doctor versus when it is safe to treat your child from home Some safe tools you can  use on your kiddos  What Doctor Moms need to do to master their skills A discount offer special for Whole Mamas listeners! Show Notes:   Sign up for  Med School for Moms using code WHOLEMAMASPODCAST for 15% off any guidebook or course! *Expires August 30th, 2019 Doctor Mom’s FREE Mini-Course Doctor Mom’s Five Family Favs – Free guide to Dr. Roumell’s favorite family remedies The HMHB Weekly Email Series Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Dr. Elana’s Med School For Moms Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive     Dr. Elana Roumell is a Naturopathic Doctor with a passion for pediatrics. She founded Nourish Medical Center in San Diego, CA in 2014, providing holistic care in person or virtually to both pediatrics and pregnant moms. She is also the founder of Med School for Moms where she teaches moms how to safely be a Doctor Mom! Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.
July 23, 2019
Steph and Dr. Elana recap episode 140 (Setting Boundaries to Reduce Burnout with Nedra Glover Tawwab MSW, LCSW) and episode 141 (Play Based Therapy for Kids with Jillian Kelly-Wavering MSSW, LCSW, RPT). This episode highlights key takeaways from the episodes and Steph and Dr. Elana share personal stories of how they effectively use some of these tools in their own relationships with their kids and partners. We’d like to say a special thank you to today’s Podcast Partner: Four Sigmatic, a natural superfood company that specializes in mushroom-based drinks that benefit immunity, energy, and longevity. Get 15% off your order on their website with the code WHOLEMAMAS. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: How Steph’s boundaries and needs changed when she went from 1 to 2 children How Dr. Elana communicates her boundaries/needs with her husband effectively  What Steph does to continuously practice expressing her needs Ways to effectively communicate boundaries in a compassionate way What play therapy looks like in our homes Tips on staying calm during tantrums  Why play therapy is especially important after kids go through trauma. Dr. Elana shares her personal story of a traumatic experience as a child.  Show Notes:   Episode 140: Setting Boundaries to Reduce Burnout with Nedra Glover Tawwab MSW, LCSW Episode 141: Play Based Therapy for Kids with Jillian Kelly-Wavering MSSW, LCSW, RPT The HMHB Weekly Email Series Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Dr. Elana’s Med School For Moms Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive   Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.
July 16, 2019
Dr. Elana interviews Kristina Harris Jackson from OmegaQuant, a company that specializes in Omega-3 testing. These beneficial fats are known as Essential Fatty Acids because your body cannot produce them on its own so they must come from your diet. This episode takes a deep dive into the science behind DHA, one of the essential fatty acids. Did you know that some research suggests that low levels of DHA can increase preterm births by 42%? Learn more about the importance of DHA during pregnancy and postpartum, how to test your levels, whether you should supplement, and what foods you can eat to boost your DHA levels.  We’d like to say a special thank you to today’s sponsor, OmegaQuant. OmegaQuant is offering our listeners 10% off ANY home test kits when you enter code WHOLEMAMAS10 at check out through October 15th, 2019. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: The importance of DHA for pregnant and nursing women Prenatal DHA testing and testing levels in mother’s milk Why testing blood levels of DHA is recommended versus just taking the standard 200 mg/d DHA for pregnant women Trusting the results from an at-home test kit Safe levels of DHA during pregnancy, and the possible risks of high or low levels Best forms of DHA as supplements and also as food sources Is farmed salmon really safe to eat? Maybe so! Show Notes: For 10% off any OmegaQuant test, use code WHOLEMAMAS10 The HMHB Weekly Email Series Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Dr. Elana’s Med School For Moms Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.
July 9, 2019
Stephanie chats with Jillian Kelly-Wavering, MSSW, LCSW, RPT about play based therapy for kids. She explains what attachment-oriented play therapy is and how it can help create healthy routines, rituals, and even be used for early childhood trauma. Jillian also shares how parents can help their kids with homework without it causing a ton of stress, tension, and frustration. You’ll learn how important play, exploration, and connection is key for early childhood development. We’d like to say a special thank you to today’s Podcast Partner: Four Sigmatic, a natural superfood company that specializes in mushroom-based drinks that benefit immunity, energy, and longevity. Get 15% off your order on their website with the code WHOLEMAMAS. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: What play-based therapy is and what it looks like Creating daily playful rituals and routines to support development Understanding and navigating tantrums Developmental changes at different ages Considerations for overscheduling Tips for helping kids with homework  Show Notes: Jillian’s website Websites  ChildMind.org KidsHealth.org A4PT.org (Association for Play Therapy) Books: I Love You Rituals (Author: B. Bailey) Play Therapy Interventions to Enhance Resilience (Editors: D. A. Crenshaw, R. Brooks, & S. Goldstein) Creative Arts and Play Therapy for Problems of Attachment (Editors: C. A. Malchiodi & D. A. Crenshaw) The Carpenter and The Gardener (Author: A. Gopnik) The HMHB Weekly Email Series Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Jillian is a psychotherapist working with children (age 3-10) and their families. Prior to opening her practice, Asheville Child Therapy PLLC, in North Carolina, she worked in community mental health centers with at-risk children in the south Bronx in New York City for nearly a decade. Jillian's education and advanced training includes a Master's degree from Columbia University School of Social Work, completion of a fellowship with the National Health Service Corps, certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT), and completion of post-graduate training to become a Registered Play Therapist (RPT).  She is a graduate of the Association for Play Therapy’s Leadership Academy and she has served as a Board Director and Vice President of the New York Association for Play Therapy. Jillian has taught as an Adjunct Lecturer on the topics of Play Therapy, Trauma, and Resilience, has co-authored several publications including Dear Mr. Leprechaun: Nurturing Resilience in Children Facing Loss and Grief; Play Therapy with Children Facing Medical Challenges; The Use of Puppets in Psychodynamic Play Therapy. She is a frequent presenter in the topics of Play and Expressive Arts Therapies nationally, and recently internationally! Most importantly, Jillian respects and delights in the work of accompanying children on their journeys through hard times: from expressing big feelings, to uncovering bravery, setting healthy boundaries, and ultimately healing. Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.
July 2, 2019
Stephanie chats with Nedra Glover Tawwab MSW, LCSW about setting healthy boundaries to reduce burn out. They discuss how to be more assertive, why being passive aggressive isn’t the answer, and why being proactive during pregnancy leads to a smoother postpartum. You’ll learn how to ask for help to get your needs met, reduce tension in your relationships, and navigate tricky situations with extended family. You’ll see yourself in one of the many scenarios discussed in this podcast and walk away with tools you can put into action immediately to better nurture yourself and your relationships. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: How being proactive during pregnancy leads to a smoother postpartum Common sources of tension in relationships   Getting to the root your passive aggressiveness Becoming comfortable with direct communication Navigating anxious-attachment as a mom How to set healthy boundaries Setting realistic expectations Show Notes: Nedra’s website Find Nedra on Instagram The HMHB Weekly Email Series Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Nedra Glover Tawwab is licensed as a clinical social worker in North Carolina. In Charlotte, NC, she founded Kaleidoscope Counseling, a group counseling practice, in 2011. Nedra's niche is helping people create healthy relationships by improving their boundaries, learning to be assertive, and by being authentic. Nedra's passion for mental health and healthy relationships is reflected on social media, and in local and national media outlets. Nedra has a certificate of completion in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders from Postpartum Support International. Additionally, she has advanced training in working with adults with childhood emotional neglect and couples.  Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.
June 25, 2019
Steph and Dr. Elana recap this month’s episodes on navigating the NICU. They share key takeaways from each episode and remind mamas of the essential tools they have to help them get through this challenging time.  Whether you are currently a mama experiencing the NICU or have a friend you want to support, this episode will help equip you with what you need to transform one of the hardest experiences any mama can go through into hope and reassurance that you can get through this. We are here to support you mamas through any season of motherhood. We’d like to say a special thank you to today’s Podcast Partner: Four Sigmatic, a natural superfood company that specializes in mushroom-based drinks that benefit immunity, energy, and longevity. Get 15% off your order on their website with the code WHOLEMAMAS. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: Tips to navigate nutrition while in the NICU How to best communicate with doctors so you are getting the support you need Getting mom’s needs met during a NICU stay Support groups during the NICU Mind body therapy to heal from the NICU A mom’s dream team during and after a NICU stay Show Notes:   Hand to Hold resource for parents in the NICU: You are Not Alone Article answering 5 FAQs from Hand to Hold The NICU Dad The HMHB Weekly Email Series Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Dr. Elana’s Med School For Moms Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive   Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.
June 18, 2019
Stephanie interviews Parijat Deshpande, leading high-risk pregnancy expert, about mental health and high-risk pregnancies. They discuss how you can turn off the chronic stress response and heal from pregnancy and birth trauma. Stephanie and Parijat also discuss what to do if you’ve experienced trauma and getting pregnant again feels scary. Parijat has a calm, positive outlook on a topic that is incredibly important and often overlooked. This is a must listen for anyone who has experienced trauma or wants to support someone in their life that may be suffering. We’d like to say a special thank you to today’s Podcast Partner: Four Sigmatic, a natural superfood company that specializes in mushroom-based drinks that benefit immunity, energy, and longevity. Get 15% off your order on their website with the code WHOLEMAMAS. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: How Parijat’s high-risk pregnancy sparked her passion for helping moms The real definition of trauma Signs you’re experiencing trauma How to start healing from trauma How to build a postpartum dream team Making the decision to use medication What to do when getting pregnant again feels scary Reassurance and resources Show Notes:   Parijat’s Website Parijat’s Book: Pregnancy Brain Follow Parijat on Instagram Parijat's Story on the Whole Mamas Podcast The HMHB Weekly Email Series Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Dr. Elana’s Med School For Moms Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive   Parijat Deshpande is the leading high-risk pregnancy expert, mind-body health specialist, speaker and author who guides women to manage their pregnancy complications so they can give their baby a strong start to life. Her unique approach has served hundreds of women to manage pregnancy complications and reclaim a safety and trust in their bodies that they thought was eroded forever. Parijat is the author of bestselling book Pregnancy Brain: A Mind-Body Approach to Stress Management During a High-Risk Pregnancy. She is also the host of the popular podcast Delivering Miracles®, that discusses the real, raw side of family-building including infertility, loss, high-risk pregnancy, bed rest, prematurity and healing once baby comes home. Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.
June 11, 2019
Stephanie interviews Emily Hughes, a mama who navigated a full year in the NICU with her first born child. Emily shares her story as well as tips for parents who find themselves in the NICU. We discuss what you can do to support friends and family members who have a little one in the NICU and how you can support your mental health through this process. As with Dr. Psota’s story, this one is a tear-jerker and we want to give the disclaimer that it may be triggering. We’d like to say a special thank you to today’s Podcast Partner: TrueFare, nationwide Whole30 Approved meal delivery company. Get 5 free breakfasts with your order on their website with the code WHOLEMAMAS. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: A heartfelt story about navigating life for 1 year in the NICU Navigating work and NICU life How to stay mentally and physically strong Advice and tips for NICU parents How to support parents who may be navigating the NICU Resources for mamas and more Show Notes: Connect with Emily on IG Video: Abigail's story Caring Bridge GoFundMe The HMHB Weekly Email Series Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Dr. Elana’s Med School For Moms Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive     Bio: Emily is a member of our Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program. She resides with her husband, Craig, daughter, Abigail, and dog in Annapolis, MD. Emily had her daughter when she was 35 years old. Abigail was born at 26.3 weeks. Emily and her family endured 314 days in the hospital, 275 of those days were spent in the NICU. Emily and her husband completed a Whole30 while her daughter was in the NICU to help them feel their best during this difficult season. She feels compelled to tell her story so that it can help others know they’re not alone and offer support and advice to other NICU parents. Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.
June 4, 2019
Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Erin Psota, Canadian naturopathic doctor and mother who had to navigate life for 2 months in the NICU with her first born child. This episode may be a tear jerker for some of you mamas, but it sure is a great resource to support you parents who have or are currently navigating life in the NICU. Dr. Psota’s story may be unique in that she had some time before she delivered to plan for her NICU experience. If your story is similar, or you have mama friends with a similar story, you will want to hear how she gracefully navigated the NICU. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: A heartfelt story about navigating life for 2 months in the NICU What a day to day mom’s schedule looks like Ways to best support your child in the NICU What you can expect with feeding your NICU baby How to be your child’s best advocate while in the NICU How to support a mama friend who may be navigating the NICU What a Canadian hospital NICU experience was like Resources for mamas and more Show Notes: Dr. Erin Psota’s Website The HMHB Weekly Email Series Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Dr. Elana’s Med School For Moms Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Dr. Erin Psota ND is a Toronto-based Naturopathic Doctor with a focus on children’s health, ADHD and autism spectrum disorders. She is committed to guiding parents through the maze of health care decisions so they can rest easy knowing they’re doing the best they can for their children. After obtaining her Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Waterloo, she completed her medical studies at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2005. Following three years of private practice she completed a selective Pediatric Residency in 2010 at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. In addition to her private practice, she is a clinical supervisor for naturopathic students completing their final year of schooling as clinical interns. She also enjoys teaching at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, and delivering guest lectures in pediatrics at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.
May 28, 2019
Stephanie and Dr. Elana recap the episode with Ali Miller, registered dietitian and author of the Anti-Anxiety Diet. They share examples of simple meals to support your mental health, their take on reducing caffeine, and how to optimize a vegan/vegetarian diet to support mental health. They also share how their approach to anxiety differs from Ali’s and offer additional supplement recommendations. We’d like to say a special thank you to May’s Podcast Partner: Coconu, an organic coconut-based lubricant. Get 15% off your order on their website with the code WHOLEMAMAS. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: Simple ideas for #ingredientmeals to support your mental health Our take on eliminating caffeine/sugar How our approach to anxiety differs from Ali’s How to optimize a vegan/vegetarian diet Our supplement recommendations Steph’s experience with keto and anxiety Show Notes: Ali Miller’s Website Ali’s book, The Anti-Anxiety Diet Whole Mamas Weekly Pregnany Email Series Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Dr. Elana’s Med School for Moms Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.
May 21, 2019
Today Dr. Elana interviews Ali Miller, registered dietitian and author of The Anti-Anxiety Diet. Ali believes wholeheartedly in food as medicine. Today she shares what foods will help calm our thoughts, some foods to avoid, and supplements to support your mood safely while pregnant and/or breastfeeding. We’d like to say a special thank you to May’s Podcast Partner: Coconu, an organic coconut-based lubricant. Get 15% off your order on their website with the code WHOLEMAMAS. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: Foods that may trigger anxiety Foods that can help reduce anxiety Ali Miller’s 6-R approach to reducing anxiety Why matcha tea can be a great substitute for coffee How inflammation and ketones affect anxiety Safe supplements that can help reduce anxiety for pregnant and nursing mamas Show Notes: Ali Miller’s Website Ali’s book, The Anti-Anxiety Diet The HMHB Weekly Email Series Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Med School for Moms Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Ali Miller is a registered dietitian (RD), certified diabetes educator (CDE), certified weight management specialist, and therapeutic lifestyle healthcare practitioner. Ali has dedicated her career to revolutionizing food-as-medicine in treatment and prevention of disease. She has a passion to create public awareness regarding the significant role diet plays in our overall health with her philosophy of Food-As-Medicine. She is the author of Naturally Nourished: Food-as-Medicine for Optimal Health Cookbook and the Reset, Restore, Renew: Real Food Detox program. Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on
May 14, 2019
Stephanie and Dr. Elana recap the episode with Karen Kleiman on the topic of her new book Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts. They discuss why self care is necessary and not just a luxury, how you can figure out what you actually need to feel better, and how to support your mama friends who are struggling. This episode is full of great takeaways for any mama–whether you are currently experiencing some postpartum anxiety or depression or not. We’d like to say a special thank you to May’s Podcast Partner: Coconu, an organic coconut-based lubricant. Get 15% off your order on their website with the code WHOLEMAMAS. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: Self care into a necessary nourishing practice rather than a luxury The power of the #speakthesecret campaign Helping moms figure out what they need How we can best support mom friends who are in distress How our negative thoughts can get the best of us Why not taking your thoughts so seriously can be one of the best tools! Show Notes: Ali Miller’s Website Anti-Anxiety Diet Book The HMHB Weekly Email Series Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive The Whole Mamas podcast is led by Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com. Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.
May 7, 2019
Steph interviews Karen Kleiman, MSW about her #speakthesecret campaign which helps new moms validate their feelings, share their fears, and start feeling better. Over 90% of new mothers will have scary, intrusive thoughts about their baby and themselves, but many are afraid to tell anyone. Moms are left feeling confused, frustrated, or scared about what these thoughts mean. On this show we reduce the shame and stigma and encourage moms to find a safe place to express themselves. This interview is a must listen for all new mamas and we hope you share this with all the new mamas in your life. We’d like to say a special thank you to May’s Podcast Partner: Coconu, an organic coconut-based lubricant. Get 15% off your order on their website with the code WHOLEMAMAS. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: How common “scary thoughts” are for new moms How shame and stigma prevents new moms from getting help How to determine normal postpartum experiences from postpartum mental health concerns Support for postpartum partners   How to support a friend or loved one postpartum Show Notes: Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts book Karen’s Postpartum Stress Center The HMHB Weekly Email Series Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Karen Kleiman, MSW is well known as an international expert on postpartum depression. Her work has been featured on the Internet and within the mental health community for decades. In 1988, Karen founded The Postpartum Stress Center, LLC, a treatment and training facility for prenatal and postpartum depression/anxiety disorders where she treats individuals and couples experiencing perinatal mood & anxiety disorders.   Kleiman is also the author of several books on postpartum depression, including This Isn't What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression (1994), The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression (2001), What Am I Thinking? Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression (2005), Therapy and the Postpartum Woman (2009), Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts (2010), and Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts (2019). Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.
April 30, 2019
Steph interviews Becky Rapinchuk aka Clean Mama®, who is a natural cleaning and homekeeping expert. Becky’s daily, simplified cleaning routine is easy-to-follow and takes 30 minutes or less. Learn how to create your own, natural cleaning products and how to create a simple cleaning routine for your family, so you can spend more time enjoying your life. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: How to get started with natural cleaning The most important products to swap first Easy DIY cleaning products Becky’s favorite natural cleaning products/brands How to create a simple cleaning routine Age-appropriate cleaning activities for kids Show Notes Clean Mama® website Becky’s new book: Clean Mama’s Guide to a Healthy Home Nightly sink scrub recipe Window cleaner recipe Follow Clean Mama  on Instagram The HMHB Weekly Email Series Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Becky, aka Clean Mama, is a natural cleaning and homekeeping expert, business owner and author of the books Clean Mama’s Guide to a Healthy Home, 2019, Simply Clean, 2017, The Organically Clean Home, 2014. She’s also a wife and mom to three, a business owner, and a former art teacher. She writes at cleanmama.net and is intent on helping you discover new ways to do the mundane tasks of homekeeping safely and naturally. She’s developed a cleaning routine that’s used by thousands of people to do a little every day to keep it more manageable and under 30 minutes every day. Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
April 23, 2019
Steph and Dr. Elana recap the episode with Dr. Samantha Brody, naturopathic doctor and author of the book Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantle Your Stress from the Inside Out.  They highlight important points from the episode and discuss further how diet can impact stress, how to identify stressors, and how to communicate effectively with your support system to get the support you need. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: Beyond reducing stress; creating space to handle the stress Different kinds of stressors and which you can change Identifying subtle stressors How your diet can affect stress How to communicate your needs to your loved ones The “great ask”–how to effectively ask for what you want Show Notes: Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantle Your Stress from the Inside Out Values Exercise  from Overcoming Overwhelm Sample Chapter from Overcoming Overwhelm Contact Dr. Samantha PAX Understanding Men by Allison Armstrong The Four Agreements The HMHB Weekly Email Series Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive The Whole Mamas podcast is led by Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com. Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
April 16, 2019
Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Samantha Brody, naturopathic doctor and author of the book Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantle Your Stress from the Inside Out. Learn why mamas are susceptible to overwhelm and what you can do to overcome stress during challenging times.   Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: The difference between managing stress and overcoming overwhelm How to identify your needs in order to decrease stress and overwhelm What you can do to change habits How to get through roadblocks Why you can’t fail at self care Tips to stop feeling like there is always something you should be doing How to respectfully stand up to others' expectations of how you spend our time Show Notes: Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantle Your Stress from the Inside Out Values Exercise  from Overcoming Overwhelm Sample Chapter from Overcoming Overwhelm Contact Dr. Samantha at hello@drsamantha.com The Four Agreements The HMHB Weekly Email Series Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Dr. Samantha Brody is a licensed naturopathic physician and acupuncturist in Portland, Oregon where she has worked with more than 25,000 patients over the last two decades. She now also runs a virtual arm of her business doing coaching and consulting with clients across the globe. Dr Samantha writes for a variety of publications and has been quoted extensively in books and media outlets including the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, HuffPost, and Shape. Her new book Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantle Your Stress from the Inside Out is available wherever books are sold. You can find her online at www.DrSamantha.com and on social @drsamanthand. Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
April 9, 2019
Steph and Dr. Elana recap the interview with Cassy Joy Garcia about her new book Cook Once, Eat All Week, which is a revolutionary way to get delicious, healthy, and affordable food on the table fast. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: Why we love Cassy’s new book Comparing and contrasting our meal prep styles with Cassy’s Why no meal prep method is right or wrong How creating new habits can help make you successful in meal prepping Breakfast ideas as a meal prep mama Lemony kale and how amazing this recipe is More support for people committed to meal prep! Show Notes Cassy’s website Follow Cassy Joy Garcia on Instagram Purchase her book on Amazon: Cook Once, Eat All Week Blueberry sweet potato breakfast meatball recipe Cassy’s Healthy Meal Prep Round Up The HMHB Weekly Email Series Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive The Whole Mamas podcast is led by Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com. Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
April 2, 2019
Steph interviews Cassy Joy Garcia about her new book Cook Once, Eat All Week, which is a revolutionary way to get delicious, healthy, and affordable food on the table fast. She shares how batch-cooking a few basic components can give you an entire week’s worth of dinners with minimal time and effort. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: How Cassy’s meal prep has changed after becoming a mom The pros/cons of larger meal preps Five common pain points of meal prep and how to overcome them Hacks to simplify meal prep and save money Ways to keep your meal prep fresh and full of interesting flavors Show Notes Cassy’s website Follow Cassy Joy Garcia on Instagram Purchase her book on Amazon: Cook Once, Eat All Week (out April 23, 2019) Cassy's blueberry sweet potato breakfast meatball recipe Cassy’s Healthy Meal Prep Round Up The HMHB Weekly Email Series Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Bio: Cassy Joy Garcia is the creative force behind the popular food blog Fed + Fit and the author of two cookbooks, “Fed & Fit: A 28 Day Food & Fitness Plan to Jump-Start Your Life with Over 175 Squeaky-Clean Paleo Recipes” and her newest resource, “Cook Once, Eat All Week: 26 Weeks of Gluten-Free, Affordable Meal Prep to Preserve Your Time & Sanity.” She is a nutrition consultant, the creator of The Fed+Fit Project: A 28-Day Food and Fitness Self Study, and the voice behind the weekly Fed+Fit Podcast. Disclaimer: Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
March 26, 2019
Steph and Dr. Elana recap last week’s episode on Improving Birth Outcomes for Black Moms and Babies with Alexandra Samuel-Sturgess. This podcast reviews key takeaways from the episode and highlights important tips that every mom can use to be your own best health advocate during pregnancy and postpartum.    Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: How to get involved with advocacy if you are passionate about changing the standard of care Practical tips for how to effectively advocate for yourself when communicating with healthcare practitioners How to choose a birth team that will support and honor your desires Practices you can use to stay informed on your pregnancy and postpartum care The role that self doubt and self worth can play when trying to speak up for yourself The importance of community in an empowered pregnancy and postpartum journey Show Notes Spirited by Truth, Alex’s private practice Follow Alexandra Samuel-Sturgess on Instagram Resources for Black mothers shared by Alex: California Department of Public Health The Leap Frog Group - provides mortality rating for hospitals Blackdoulas.org #inlandempiredoula on IG The Association for Wholistic Maternal and Newborn Health (AWMNH) Black Women Birthing Justice Sister Song Black Mamas Matter Alliance California Department of Health–Black Infant Health Therapy for Black Girls Postpartum Support International–Get Help Aviva Romm’s Article on standing up for yourself Whole Mamas Weekly Pregnancy Email Series Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive The Whole Mamas podcast is led by Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com. Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
March 19, 2019
On today’s episode, Steph interviews Alexandra Samuel-Sturgess about improving birth outcomes for Black moms and babies. In the United States today, Black women are four times more likely to die from childbirth than white mothers, and Black mothers experience twice the rate of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. As clinically trained social worker, Alex works to improve the Black maternal health crisis by empowering Black women through education and advocacy on pregnancy and postpartum health. She provides holistic pregnancy and postpartum support for Black mothers, ensuring that Black mothers understand their birthing options and feel empowered to make healthy lifestyle choices. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: Alexandra’s personal and professional connection to the topic Black maternal health crisis: What is it? What studies show are the reasons for Black birth disparities How to choose and work with providers What to do if you experience discrimination The need for more Black-centered care Resources to help empower Black mothers Show Notes Spirited by Truth, Alex’s private practice Follow Alexandra Samuel-Sturgess on Instagram Resources for Black mothers shared by Alex: California Department of Public Health The Leap Frog Group - provides mortality rating for hospitals Blackdoulas.org #inlandempiredoula on IG The Association for Wholistic Maternal and Newborn Health (AWMNH) Black Women Birthing Justice Sister Song Black Mamas Matter Alliance California Department of Health–Black Infant Health Therapy for Black Girls Postpartum Support International–Get Help The HMHB Weekly Email Series Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Alexandra Samuel-Sturgess is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 16 years of mental health experience. Alexandra is passionate about creating solutions to empower black women when it comes to better health care and  birth outcomes. Alexandra is the founder of Spirited by Truth, a private practice located in Ontario, CA, and she specializes in perinatal mental health. Alexandra creates a safe space in her practice for black women to focus on their healing. Spirited by Truth came to fruition due to the overwhelming need to provide holistic pregnancy and postpartum mental health services catered to the needs of black women. Alexandra is passionate about prenatal and postpartum education and providing culturally responsive treatment for black women seeking mental health services. Alexandra is the Postpartum Support International Coordinator for San Bernardino County and is a Black Maternal Mental Health Advocate. At Spirited by Truth, she provides education, a sense of community, and support for expecting black mothers to assist in the fight toward healthier birth outcomes for black women and infants. Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
March 12, 2019
Steph and Dr. Elana recap the interview on lead education, prevention, and treatment with Dr. Virdee. They share their personal experiences with lead testing, discuss risk factors and treatment, share nutritional considerations and natural approaches, and highlight the importance of using a team approach to address this concern. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: Steph and Dr. Elana’s personal experience with lead testing Pros/cons of lead test strips Testing and treating adults Nutritional considerations for lead exposure Using homeopathy for lead exposure The importance of using a team approach Encouragement and support for you if you find yourself in this situation Show Notes: Thrive Market: 25% off your first order and a free one-month membership Dr. Virdee’s website CDC Info on Lead Toxicity and state programs Trouble in Toyland Lead Home Test Kit Nutritional Considerations The HMHB Weekly Email Series Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive The Whole Mamas podcast is led by Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com. Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
March 5, 2019
Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Virdee on a very important topic that many parents may not be aware of– lead exposure in children. Most pediatricians test lead levels in the blood between 12-24 months, while some pediatricians don’t routinely offer this test. This episode aims to support you in knowing what to do if your child’s lead levels come back elevated! This interview is packed full of educational insights, prevention strategies and treatment options if you are in this situation. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: How lead can affect your child’s development Where lead is found in our environment What common items may be contaminated with lead Different ways to easily test for lead exposure How to get your child’s blood lead levels tested Treatment options to help lower elevated lead levels Resources available to help you understand more Show Notes: Dr. Virdee’s website CDC Info on Lead Toxicity and state programs Trouble in Toyland - Updated list of toy recalls Lead Home Test Kit The HMHB Weekly Email Series Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Dr. Virdee practices naturopathic medicine in Easton, Maryland. She graduated with high honors from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM), where she also completed her general medicine residency. She is often described as the missing link in her patients healthcare and focuses on empowering her patients to improve their health by educating them about their bodies and evidence based natural solutions. She has been published for her fieldwork in the fields of transplant medicine, asthma and allergy support, natural blood pressure management, and hormone balancing. When she’s not practicing medicine, you’ll find her enjoying the great outdoors, playing the drums and spending time with her family. To learn more or contact visit www.drkvirdee.com. Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
February 26, 2019
On today’s episode, Steph walks you through how she meal preps. Her approach is different than Dr. Elana’s in that she meal preps throughout the week depending on her schedule, instead of having a dedicated meal prep day. Similar to episode #120 with Dr. Elana, Steph shares her three tips for before, during, and after meal prep to help you be consistent week after week. She answers commonly asked questions and highlights key takeaways to help you start meal prepping or to level up, if you’re already in the practice. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: What to do if you start dreading meal prep How to navigate meal prep during different seasons of motherhood A “three-day” approach to meal prep Transitioning from recipes to simple meals Ways to keep things fresh and fun while keeping things simple Show Notes The HMHB Weekly Email Series Whole Mama’s Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Stephanie Greunke, MS, RDN, PMH-C, CPT, is a registered dietitian, pre & postnatal corrective exercise specialist, maternal mental health expert, military wife, and mama of two boys. Currently residing in San Diego, Stephanie helps mamas navigate the entire journey to motherhood. After experiencing postpartum anxiety, Stephanie is passionate about maternal/paternal mental health, helping families set themselves up for success before baby comes and navigating the transition to parenthood. She’s the program director for Whole30’s Whole Mamas Club and is committed to building a community of moms who encourage each other and share their own experiences so moms know they’re not alone and have resources to feel empowered. To learn more about her, follow her on Instagram where she shares postpartum mindset tips, information on nutrition for mental health, and her simple #ingredientmeal strategy for healthy eating. Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
February 19, 2019
On today’s episode, Steph interviews Dr. Annie Salsberg, a naturopathic doctor who specializes in pediatric nutrition. There are a lot of different ways to feed your baby and there is no one perfect formula for all babies. On this episode, we’ll decode the ingredients label on your baby formula (protein, carbohydrate and fat sources, micronutrients and any other 'optional extras') and answer your questions about goat milk formula. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: Reasons why parents are choosing goat milk formula The safety of goat milk formula Why infant goat milk formula isn’t sold in the US How Kabrita’s formula is inspired by breastmilk What to look for on your formula label Show Notes Kabrita’s website Blog: Understanding the Fat in Breastmilk Follow Kabrita on Instagram The HMHB Weekly Email Series Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Dr. Annie Salsberg, ND, is the Director of Content and Medical Marketing at Kabrita USA. Annie has a passion for working with value-based companies. She combines over fifteen years of medical experience with a decade of working in the field of education & training, along with eight years in the Organic/Natural consumer packaged goods industry. Prior to joining Kabrita USA, she was part time faculty at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and held research positions at several hospitals in Toronto. Annie has been published in print and online publications, and has been featured on radio and television programs as an expert on child nutrition. Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
February 12, 2019
On today’s episode, Dr. Elana takes you through how she meal preps. She shares three tips for before, during, and after meal prep to help you be consistent week after week. She answers commonly asked questions and highlights key takeaways to help you start meal prepping or to level up, if you’re already in the practice. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: How to efficiently grocery shop How to schedule time for meal prep with kids involved Strategies for cooking ahead of time Dr. Elana’s favorite cookware and recipes How to store, reheat and give life to your leftovers How to make this workable in your life Show Notes From February 14-16, 2019, use code EBOOKLOVE for 50% off Dr. Elana’s Nourish Kids Ebook. Check out #mealprepmamas on IG for a sneak peak into every week of Dr. Elana’s “Meal Prep Mondays” The HMHB Weekly Email Series Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Dr. Elana Roumell is a Naturopathic Doctor with a passion for pediatrics. She founded Nourish Medical Center in San Diego, CA in 2014 where she currently practices alongside a team of other Naturopathic and Medical Doctors, providing holistic care to the whole family. If she weren’t a doctor she would have become a teacher, which is why she joined Stephanie on Whole Mamas Podcast because she gets to do just that – EDUCATE! The weekly episodes give her the opportunity to share her knowledge, stay up to date with new health topics, and interview experts in the health field. Her intention is to empower parents with knowledge so they are well informed to make the best decisions for the health of their children. With a love for teaching, she created the Nourish Kids Guidebook and Medicine Kit which gives parents step-by-step instructions on how to use natural medicines for the most common pediatric ailments.  She loves to teach parents how to care for their children at home and equip them with the most effective, tried and true natural remedies available. For more information, visit www.NourishMyKids.com To learn more about her, follow her on Instagram @DrElanaRoumell where she shares her journey as a mother and doctor, from her kitchen to her medical office! Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
February 5, 2019
On today’s episode, Dr. Elana interviews probiotic expert, Dr. Leah Linder. Dr. Linder is the science and education manager for Klaire Labs, one of the leading probiotic manufacturers in the world. This episode covers common questions about probiotic types and usage. We discuss how to evaluate the quality of a probiotic and how to choose the best one for various ages and health concerns for mama and baby. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: What to look for in a high quality probiotic The best time to take probiotics How to choose probiotics for our infants and children Which probiotics to take while on antibiotics New probiotic to prevent and treat mastitis The link between probiotics and allergies/immune support Difference between spore based probiotics and prebiotics Probiotics to support depression and anxiety Show Notes: Klaire Labs products mentioned in today's episode Target B2, to support nursing mamas Ther-Biotic Infant Powder, to support infants Abx Support, to support those taking antibiotics Target GBX, to support mood Biospora, to support yeast and bacterial overgrowth Biotagen, to support bowel and immune function Dr. Leah Linder’s Naturopathic Medical Clinic Follow Dr. Leah Linder on Instagram The HMHB Weekly Email Series Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Leah Linder, ND received her Cell and Molecular Biology & Biochemistry dual-BS from Fort Lewis College and her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) from Bastyr University. Clinician, author, educator and speaker, Dr. Linder has a true passion for the effective use and application of natural medicine. She currently serves as Science and Education Manager for Klaire Labs, and is the owner of a naturopathic functional medicine clinic that focuses on restoring and re-balancing the body to treat chronic ailments. You may learn more about Dr Linder and her work at www.anuhealth.org Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
January 29, 2019
Stephanie and Dr. Elana expand on key points from last episode with Dr. Alexandra Sacks. They discuss their own transitions into motherhood and share with vulnerability about their lowest moments. They discuss how important a support system is during difficult seasons and leave you with takeaways of what you can do support yourself or other mamas during challenging times. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: Various transitions in a woman's life; motherhood is just one of many How important your village is during difficult seasons Steph and Elana’s lowest moments Their take on the “Push and Pull” analogy Balancing motherhood with passions Setting yourself up for success during Matresence Show Notes: Follow Alexandra Sacks, M.D. on Instagram Alexandra Sacks, M.D. website Alexandra Sacks, M.D. TEDTalk Pre-order her book: What No One Tells You Division of Labor Article Postpartum Support International The HMHB Weekly Email Series Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive The Whole Mamas podcast is led by Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com. Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
January 22, 2019
Alexandra Sacks, M.D discusses the transition to motherhood like you’ve never heard it before. We openly explore topics around parenthood that are typically not discussed in an extremely relatable way. We also share practical steps that you can implement today in your transition to motherhood. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: Reproductive psychiatry: what it is and how Dr. Sacks got started in the field Matrescence: what it is and what it feels like Why discomfort doesn’t always mean disorder How social media and talk therapy can help this transition How to hold onto your identity during the motherhood transition Advice to support you and your partner during the pregnancy/parenthood transition Show Notes: Follow Alexandra Sacks, M.D. on Instagram Alexandra Sacks, M.D. website Alexandra Sacks, M.D. TEDTalk Pre-order her book: What No One Tells You Division of Labor Article Postpartum Support International The HMHB Weekly Email Series Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Alexandra Sacks, M.D. is widely recognized as the leading clinical expert on matrescence: the developmental transition into motherhood, and her TED talk on this topic has over one million views worldwide. She has spent the last decade of her career helping women navigate their emotional lives as a reproductive psychiatrist. She is a regular contributor to the New York Times, and her work has been featured in TIME, NPR and throughout Asia, Europe and Latin America. In April 2019, Dr. Sacks will publish her first co-authored book, What No One Tells You: A Guide to Your Emotions from Pregnancy to Motherhood (Simon and Schuster). Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
January 15, 2019
Steph and Elana expand on key points that were shared in episode 115 with Dr. Becky Campbell about common thyroid issues for mamas. We discuss how to advocate for yourself by asking the right questions, trusting your gut, and possibly ordering your own labs to review with your healthcare provider. We discuss how to optimize your health if you have a thyroid condition during preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum. We share action items to help you create a solid plan! Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: Why it’s important to be your own health advocate Why doctors may dismiss the concerns of new moms How Dr. Elana navigated preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum with a thyroid condition How to order labs if your provider isn’t on board Our top 3 action items from this episode Show Notes: Download Dr. Campbell’s Ultimate Thyroid Guide Dr. Becky Campbell’s website Dr. Becky Campbell on IG DirectLabs.com The HMHB Weekly Email Series Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive The Whole Mamas podcast is led by Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com. Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
January 8, 2019
On today’s episode, Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Becky Campbell who specializes in Thyroid disease. We discuss how thyroid disease affects women during preconception, pregnancy and postpartum stages. We will talk about why as mamas we are so susceptible to thyroid disease postpartum and what you can do about it if you already have symptoms and signs. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: Why Hashimoto’s is common during pregnancy and postpartum The connection between the gut, immune system and hormones   Steps to take for prevention of Hashimoto’s Labs to ask your doctor to order The relationship between Hashimoto’s, unexplained weight gain, stress, and cortisol The difference between conventional thyroid medication and alternative methods Postpartum thyroiditis and how common it is How postpartum thyroiditis can mask postpartum depression How to get your Hashimoto’s into remission Show Notes: Download Dr. Campbell’s Ultimate Thyroid Guide Dr. Becky Campbell’s website Follow Dr. Becky Campbell on Instagram The HMHB Weekly Email Series Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Dr. Becky Campbell is a board-certified doctor of natural medicine who was initially introduced to functional medicine as a patient. She struggled with many of the issues her patients struggle with today, and she has made it her mission to help patients all around the world with her virtual practice. Dr. Becky Campbell is the founder of Dr. Becky Campbell.com and author of “The 30-Day Thyroid Reset Plan.” She specializes in Thyroid disease, Autoimmune disease and Histamine Intolerance and hopes to help others regain their life as functional medicine helped her regain hers.  Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
January 1, 2019
Stephanie interviews Mike Salguero, the CEO and founder of ButcherBox and SmoothieBox. We explore the differences between grass-fed and conventionally-raised meat, how to make sure you’re getting what you pay for, and how to approach purchasing high-quality meat if you’re on a budget. He shares how he manages life as a thriving business owner while still prioritizing his family, including 3 daughters under the age of 5.   Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: The ButcherBox story–how it started and how it’s impacted the industry Why grass-fed beef is more expensive Insights into the meat industry that you haven’t heard elsewhere Strategies for families on a budget How Mike balances a thriving business and a family Show Notes:   ButcherBox is offering 2lbs of wild salmon in your first box for free, PLUS $20 off your first order!   Smoothiebox.com The HMHB Weekly Email Series Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Mike Salguero is CEO and founder of ButcherBox, the first delivery service dedicated to providing 100 percent natural, grass-fed beef, organic chicken and heritage pork to consumers. He is also the CEO of the newly formed SmoothieBox, a delivery service for low sugar, high-protein smoothies. ButcherBox was launched in September 2015 and today, delivers natural, organic meats directly to consumers’ doors nationwide through a simple monthly subscription service. All ButcherBox products are humanely raised and free of antibiotics, hormones, and GMOs. The mission of the company is to make natural, organic meats available to everyone. Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
December 25, 2018
Summary: Stephanie and Elana expand on key points from the last episode on Peace & Parenting with Michelle Kenney Carlson.  We share how we incorporate some of Michelle’s coaching tips with our own kids, our thoughts on the Hand in Hand parenting technique, and how we design our lives to be as clutter-free as possible so we can be the kinds of mamas we want to be for our kids. It is always a work in progress, and we love sharing our insights with you! Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: Reconciling the parent we thought we would be vs the reality of who we are Our thoughts on the Hand in Hand parenting technique How we prioritize special time we have with our kids and the benefits we see from that How we give time and space for our kids to have emotions rather than trying to “fix” them Decluttering our lives to decrease stress and be a more connected parent Deep breathing with our kids Show Notes: Episode #112: Peace & Parenting with Michelle Kenney Carlson Michelle’s Website Follow Michelle on Instagram Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Program ($40 off through December 31 with code PODCAST40) The HMHB Weekly Email Series Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive The Whole Mamas podcast is led by Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
December 18, 2018
Steph interviews Michelle Kenney Carlson about the Hand in Hand Parenting methodology. This is an alternative perspective to parenting that doesn’t involve bribes, threats, rewards and punishment. Learn why connection is one of Michelle’s top strategies for navigating hard feelings, how our childhood experiences influence the way we parent, and tools you can implement today to create a more relaxed household. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: What is positive/connective parenting? The science behind this approach Considerations for punishments and rewards Ways to encourage cooperation and navigate tantrums Connective Parenting Tools that you can implement right away Show Notes: Michelle’s Website Follow Michelle on Instagram The HMHB Weekly Email Series Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Program ($40 off with code PODCAST40) Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Michelle lives in Los Angeles with her two girls 9 and 12. Before becoming a Hand in Hand certified instructor in 2015, she worked for 12 years in public schools as a teacher and counselor. She also served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Education instructing in the teacher credentialing program. None of which prepared her to be a mom. After years of consequences, bribes and star charts she found Hand in Hand parenting, created by Patty Wipfler. It reshaped the relationship she shares with her daughters, and she credits it with changing her life. Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
December 11, 2018
On today’s episode, Stephanie and Elana discuss key points from the last episode with Dr. Karen Lamb, a naturopathic doctor who specializes in working with highly sensitive individuals. We share our thoughts about how our non-verbal actions and energy as parents influence our child’s behaviors, what we can do to stay calm while navigating tantrums, how we approach discipline with our kids, and so much more! Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.  Topics Discussed: Dr. Elana’s clinical experience working with highly sensitive parents and kids How to empathize with your little one to better understand their behavior Navigating tantrums through distractions, compassion, and space How behavior is a form of communication Why Steph loves Daniel Tiger Show Notes: Pura Vida Natural Medicine The Highly Sensitive Person quiz Daniel Tiger’s Big Feelings: Music to help your kids navigate their feelings The HMHB Weekly Email Series Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive The Whole Mamas podcast is led by Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com Disclaimer: Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
December 4, 2018
On today’s episode Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Karen Lamb, naturopathic doctor who specializes in working with highly sensitive individuals. We explore what makes a child highly sensitive and what we can do to help them transition through meltdowns and overstimulation.  Dr. Lamb helps us understand what impacts our children’s emotional state, and offers us actionable tools to help us work with our kids during these challenging times. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: Identifying what makes a child highly sensitive What triggers anger outbursts or meltdowns Ways you can help prevent emotional states in your children Tools to use during your next child’s struggle How as mamas we can tune into our own body and respond and not react And more! Show Notes: Pura Vida Natural Medicine The Highly Sensitive Person Quiz Daniel Tiger’s Big Feelings Song (great for helping kids navigate emotion) The HMHB Weekly Email Series Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Dr. Lamb’s specialty as a Naturopathic Doctor and Counselor is finding and understanding the root cause of chronic physical and/or psychological diseases.  Her practice focuses on supporting the highly sensitive person’s physiological, interpersonal, emotional and energetic needs. As a highly sensitive clinician, Dr. Lamb understands the importance of physical and emotional support to achieve optimal productivity and quality of life. She uses natural, safe and effective treatments to unlock the body’s immense potential for regeneration and healing. Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
November 27, 2018
Stephanie and Elana expand on key points from the last episode on Bone Broth for Gut and Brain Health with Sharon Brown. They share their favorite ways to use bone broth in their homes, discuss some “lazy” bone broth ideas are for busy mamas, the difference between collagen and gelatin + more! Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: When to use glutamine from bone broth vs. glutamine in powder form Making bone broth workable for busy mamas Difference between collagen and gelatin Why bone broth is called liquid gold Is frozen or fresh broth better? Personal experience using broth in their homes Show Notes: Follow Bonafide Provisions on Instagram Bonafide Provisions website - use code WHOLEMAMAS to receive 20% off your first order Tag @wholemamasclub and @bonafideprovisions with your picture of their broth and its beautiful gel on IG stories or on your feed for a free bag of broth! The HMHB Weekly Email Series Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive The Whole Mamas podcast is led by Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com. Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
November 20, 2018
Stephanie interviews the founder of Bonafide Provisions, Sharon Brown, to discuss the healing properties of bone broth. Sharon shares how she used bone broth in combination with the GAPS protocol to help heal her son’s chronic sinus, ear, and respiratory infections. She shares her secrets for how to get broth to “gel” and how to ensure you pull as many nutrients as possible. She also addresses how much to drink for general health and therapeutic purposes and fun ways to sneak it into your kid’s diet. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: How Sharon discovered bone broth, became a clinical nutritionist specializing in healing the gut and brain, and started her own bone broth company Why broth is so healing The best way to make broth and common mistakes Concerns about heavy metals and histamine Fun ways to include broth in your kid’s diet Show Notes: Follow Bonafide Provisions on Instagram Bonafide Provisions website - use code WHOLEMAMAS to receive 20% off your first order Tag @wholemamasclub and @bonafideprovisions with your picture of their broth and its beautiful gel on IG stories or on your feed for a free bag of broth! The HMHB Weekly Email Series Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Sharon Brown is the Founder and CEO of Bonafide Provisions. Sharon’s journey in the food business began when she healed her son from chronic health issues using real food and bone broth. This life-changing experience compelled Sharon to become a certified Clinical Nutritionist and open a private practice in Del Mar, California. Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
November 13, 2018
Stephanie and Elana expand on key points from the last episode on Tongue and Lip Ties and Feeding Challenges with speech pathologist, Leah Walsh. They expand on points regarding lip and tongue tie concerns, share their personal experience with speech issues with their own kids and continue to offer insights into picky eaters versus problem feeders.   Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: Signs and symptoms of lip and tongue ties Navigating speech therapy with early intervention Differentiating picky eaters vs problem feeders Insights into starting baby led weaning Celebrating #tinymightywins Show Notes: Follow Leah on Instagram Tiny Mighty Voices website (stay tuned for upcoming changes!) FB Group: Tongue Tie Babies Support Group Dr. Ghaheri Dr. Kotlow Picky Vs. Problem Eater Num Num Baby Spoon San Diego Regional Center for early intervention support The HMHB Weekly Email Series Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive The Whole Mamas podcast is led by Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
November 6, 2018
Stephanie interviews Leah Walsh, certified speech-language pathologist specializing in infants and children with feeding and swallowing disorders. We’ve talked about tongue and lip tie concerns from a lactation consultant’s perspective and  a naturopathic doctor’s perspective, and today we further that discussion and address tongue and lip ties from a speech and language development perspective. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: Signs and symptoms of tongue and lip ties and how they’re evaluated Techniques to help your baby transition easier to a bottle Core principles families should have before starting solids Baby-led weaning vs. purees from a developmental perspective Red flags that a child may not just be a “picky eater” and need additional support Show Notes: Follow Leah on Instagram Tiny Mighty Voices website (stay tuned for upcoming changes!) FB Group: Tongue Tie Babies Support Group Dr. Ghaheri Dr. Kotlow Bottles mentioned: Dr. Brown’s newborn or preemie bottles (slow flow helps transition from breast to bottle) Mam, Comotomo, Nuk (may be better for tongue ties) Num Num Baby Spoon The HMHB Weekly Email Series Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Guest Bio: Based in Austin, Texas, Leah Walsh has spent the last ten years as a ASHA certified speech-language pathologist. With a passion for helping infants and children with feeding and swallowing disorders, she has specialized training in fragile infants, tethered oral tissues (tongue and lip ties), traumatic brain injuries, and stroke rehabilitation. She is a self-proclaimed foodie, nature and dog lover, and mom of two sweet and spicy kiddos. She gets to put her expertise into practice daily with her three year old son as he works through sensory processing disorder. Leah is also the creator and host of the podcast Tiny Mighty Voices. A podcast where families can find education, inspiration, support, and community as their children are learning to eat, speak, and build language, as well as for families with children with special or extra needs. It’s a safe place to feel heard and inspired and learn that we are all in this together - whether you are working with an extra chromosome or just need some tips on how to support your child’s speech and language development. Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
October 30, 2018
Stephanie and Elana expand on key points from the last episode on nutrition for kids on the spectrum with Dr. Mary Rondeau. They share key takeaways and considerations for parents who may be experiencing difficulties with feeding. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: Additional insights from Dr. Mary Rondeau’s talk at the Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine Our thoughts on starting supplements before making dietary changes Lab testing: what to order, who to work with, what to do with the results Optimizing kids gut health Combining lab testing with a physical exam Takeaways and baby steps Show Notes: Wise Woman Herbals Berry Syrup Wise Woman Herbals Passiflora Organic Acid Testing Information Episode 104 with Dr. Mary Rondeau The HMHB Weekly Email Series Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive       Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
October 23, 2018
Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Mary Rondeau to discuss using food as medicine for kids on the spectrum. If your child has a diagnosis of developmental delay, autism, ADD/ADHD or has tendency towards these disorders, this show will help give you insight into what naturopathic doctors can do to help. Many of the points we touch on apply to kids who don’t have these conditions! It never hurts to be proactive in optimizing your child's health. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: How to assess what diets are best for your child What lab tests are available and the information they tell us How to spot mineral deficiency symptoms Picky eating and how to get kids interested in food How to use nettle leaf and seaweed in cooking to boost minerals Show Notes: Wholeness Center, where Dr. Rondeau practices Dr. Rondeau’s YouTube Channel “The Wholeness Chef”   Trace minerals Frontier Herbs Nettle Leaf   The HMHB Weekly Email Series Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Mary Rondeau ND, RH(AHG) is a registered naturopathic doctor, functional medicine specialist and registered herbalist. Mary has been involved in naturopathic medicine functional medicine since 2005.  Her interest in plants and natural healing stemmed from upbringing in the mountains learning about folk remedies with her mother as a child. In 2010, she co-founded Wholeness Center which is the most innovative integrative mental health center in the US. She is co-owner of Synergy Neurofeedback which aims to use objective lab finding (brain mapping) for medication and supplement recommendations for mental health disorders and non invasive neurofeedback therapy as a unique treatment strategy. Mary maintains an open, family practice focused on proactive functional medicine and overcoming chronic illness to individuals of all ages. Specialties include mental health disorders, adult and pediatric developmental disorders, allergies, asthma, digestive disorders, pre-pregnancy health and integrative oncology (cancer).  She enjoys working with families. She has special interest in working with children with developmental delays, she provides biomedical nutritional assessments which aim to optimize the biochemical and nutritional underpinnings that can be present in this population. Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.  
October 16, 2018
Stephanie and Elana expand on key points from the last episode on how to prevent post-birth control syndrome and ways to support and nourish your body if you’re currently taking hormonal birth control. They share their personal experiences in order to inform and empower women with trusted tools and insights into navigating this common syndrome.   Topics Discussed: Our personal experiences after discontinuing the use of hormonal birth control What you can do to nourish your body while on birth control and how to reduce negative effects Signs and symptoms to look out for with post-birth control syndrome Our favorite birth control methods Birth control options for nursing mamas Show Notes: Episode #102: Post-Birth Control Syndrome with Dr. Jolene Brighten Dr. Brighten’s website Follow Dr. Brighten on Instagram Pre-order Dr. Brighten’s new book, Ditch The Pill Pregnancy Weeks Program Lily Jade Bags 7 Nutrients to Replenish When Coming off the Pill Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
October 9, 2018
Stephanie interviews Dr. Jolene Brighten, Functional Medicine Naturopathic Medical Doctor, to discuss post-birth control syndrome. We explore the pros and cons of birth control, nutrients that are depleted while taking the pill, how to navigate symptoms you may experience, how you can work with your provider, and ultimately how to make the best decision for yourself and your family. Topics Discussed: What happens to your body when you’re on the pill How to work with your provider Considerations for those looking to conceive Impacts on your libido and ways you can get it back What you can do right now to take back your health Show Notes: Dr. Brighten’s website Follow Dr. Brighten on Instagram Pre-order Dr. Brighten’s new book, Ditch The Pill Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Bio: Dr. Jolene Brighten is a Functional Medicine Naturopathic Medical Doctor and the founder of Rubus Health, a women’s medicine clinic that specializes in women’s hormones. She is recognized as a leading expert in Post-Birth Control Syndrome and the long-term side effects associated with hormonal contraceptives. Dr. Brighten is the author of Ditch the Pill, a 30 day plan to support women on birth control, help them transition off, and eliminate symptoms of post-birth control syndrome. She is a speaker, women’s health advocate and a medical advisor for one of the first data-driven apps to offer women personalized birth control recommendations. Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
October 2, 2018
Stephanie interviews Whole30 certified coach, Lindsey Dalton. Lindsey is a mother of two girls, a registered pharmacist, and is passionate about helping people break their sugar cravings and embrace Food Freedom.  Lindsey shares her strategies for coping during difficult seasons of life, without resorting to food, why it’s important to put ourselves first and realistic ways to do that, how she found herself again after having two kids, and what she’s doing to promote a healthy relationship with food for her girls. Topics Discussed: Strategies for avoiding sugar cravings Food freedom Finding yourself after becoming a mom Shifting your mindset Dealing with stress in productive ways Show Notes: Lindsey’s website Follow Lindsey on Instagram Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Lindsey Dalton, PharmD is a registered pharmacist in Columbus, OH. She is passionate about helping people feel their best in every season of life. Lindsey has used Whole30 to free herself from sugar cravings and finally be at peace with food. As a mom to 2 little girls she wants to be the best example she can be for her family. She is especially passionate about showing moms that with proper planning it is possible to feed their entire family whole, nutritious foods. Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
September 25, 2018
Join us as we celebrate our 100th episode! Steph and Elana answer fun, personal questions submitted by our listeners. Topics range from discipline philosophy to their favorite junk foods. We are celebrating with a giveaway! You can also enter to win by leaving a review on iTunes by October 1st. Make sure to leave your contact information (Instagram handle or email address) in the review. We’ll announce the winner next week in the show notes and Instagram caption for episode 101. One randomly selected winner will receive: The Nourish Kids ebook A membership to HMHB A three-pack of curry + Thai Almond Sauce from Yai’s Thai A $100 giftcard from Pure Indian Foods A 9-month bone broth subscription from Bonafide Provisions A copy of Whole30 Day by Day and Whole30 Fast & Easy Cookbook  Topics discussed: How we met What inspired us to create the podcast Our discipline philosophy with kids Our morning routines Our favorite junk food Our biggest #momfail What we’d do for a living if we weren’t a dietitian/naturopathic doctor Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Show Notes: The Dangers of Distracted Parenting (article on adult screen time) Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram The Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
September 18, 2018
Stephanie interviews Whole30 certified coach, Amanda Alley - mother of three boys and advocate for healthy eating on a limited budget. Amanda shares how she uses Food Stamps/SNAP to supplement her healthy eating, her favorite low-cost meals, tips and tricks for eating on a budget, and advice for those who want to do a Whole30 but are afraid of the cost. Topics discussed: Why Amanda decided to become a Whole30 Certified Coach How she feeds her family of five on a budget Where she shops to save money How she navigates food battles with her three boys Her favorite budget-friendly Whole30 compliant meals Advice for those concerned about the cost Show Notes: Apply for SNAP Amanda’s Coaching Homepage Amanda’s Instagram Amanda’s Website Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Amanda Alley is a Whole30 certified coach serving the NH seacoast communities. She’s a 30-something wife, boy mom x3, and once-upon-a-time poet. Amanda is passionate about helping others navigate the Whole30 program and find the healthiest version of themselves.
September 11, 2018
Today we hear from Whole30 Certified Coach, Bree Shields. We have dedicated the month of September to interviewing Whole30 coaches in support of those who are participating in the September Whole30 and to help inspire those who may be interested in doing one in the future.  All the Whole30 coaches have unique perspectives and are full of practical tips to help you rock your Whole30. On this episode Bree and Elana chat about doing the Whole30 without her partner, tips on avoiding preparing separate meals for her partner, how she finds Whole30 support, and what food freedom means to her plus how she helps clients find their food freedom!   Topics Discussed: Bree’s story and passion for supporting military families with the Whole30 Tips for surviving a solo Whole30 Creating sustainable healthy habits How to submerge yourself in the Whole30 community and find support outside of your immediate family Tips on working your Food Freedom Show Notes: Bree’s Instagram Food Freedom Forever Book Whole30 Day by Day Book Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Bree Shields has an natural energy and enthusiasm for life! Bree combines her artistic background, military experiences, and family and human development studies to pass along tools that aid in life management creating a sense of hope as people find community and begin investing in themselves. Roadblocks may be have prevented forward movement but Bree believes Whole30 can allow for sustainable momentum in your life. She creates the space that says all are welcome. “For so long I thought I would remain in the same place I had always been with my health and that to properly care for the things around me I needed to put myself last.I learned through the help of Whole30 that investing in yourself can have the greatest influence in the life you live." Disclaimer Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
September 4, 2018
Elana interviews Whole 30 Certified Coach, Autumn Michaelis, mother of five boys and master of feeding her family healthy foods on a budget. She shares her tips for on feeding herself and her family on a budget, how she overcame her kids’ picky eating behaviors, and advice for busy mamas who want to do the Whole30. Topics Discussed: Self care as a mom How the Whole30 changed Autumn’s life How she transitioned her whole family into a Whole30-inspired diet (and the NSVs that her entire family experienced!) Tips for using kitchen time and groceries efficiently Show notes: Follow Autumn on Instagram Glyphosate testing   Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Autumn Michaelis is the Whole30 Coaching Coordinator, as well as a Certified Whole30 Coach. She is an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, with a B.S. in Exercise Science from BYU. She has run wellness and aerobics programs at the university and local levels. Through exercise was her first love in the health world, nutrition has become her passion. She is mom to 5 boys ages 6-14 and loves adventuring (hiking, camping, exploring), dancing, running, and creating family-friendly clean recipes.   Disclaimer Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
August 28, 2018
Steph and Elana expand on key points that were shared in the last episode, Breastfeeding Insights with Robin Kaplan, IBCLC. They discuss why it can be helpful to find breastfeeding support BEFORE baby comes, the importance of choosing a lactation consultant that makes you feel comfortable and at ease, why restricting your diet can do more harm than good, and their personal wins and struggles with breastfeeding.   Topics Covered: Benefits of seeing a lactation consultant before baby arrives Why it’s okay to be picky about your lactation consultant Steph’s different breastfeeding journeys Elana’s experience navigating her daughter’s tongue tie Our thoughts on diet restrictions while nursing   Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.   Show Notes: Episode 95 - Breastfeeding Insights with Robin Kaplan, IBCLC Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Program Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook Dr. Elana’s Medical Center: Nourish Medical Center Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast homepage Disclaimer Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
August 21, 2018
Elana interviews Robin Kaplan, International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and author the book Latch: A Handbook for Breastfeeding with Confidence at Every Stage. We discuss ways women can avoid breastfeeding challenges, the hot topic of tongue and lip ties, reflux issues with babies and so much more!
August 14, 2018
Melissa talks about her pregnancy, labor, and postpartum, something she hasn't shared publicly. She bravely shares her experience and the difficult feelings along the way. Many of you will resonate with this one and we hope it helps you feel less alone, heard, and understood. You won't want to miss this episode!
August 7, 2018
We expand on key points that were shared in the last episode like navigating family meals, picky eating, introducing common food allergens, and our thoughts on dark chocolate for kids! We want to give you a sneak peek into our homes and share what we do with our family.
July 31, 2018
Leslie shares insights from her book, Born To Eat, which includes age-based advice, step-by-step instructions, help for parents, and easy recipes so you can ensure that your infant is introduced to healthy and tasty food as early as possible. We dive deeper into the science behind this feeding philosophy--sharing notes from our personal and professional experience.
July 17, 2018
We discuss key takeaways from Episode 90 with Dr. Lauren Noel. We share our personal thoughts regarding natural ways to optimize your fertility as a couple and really, optimize your overall health! We hope to inspire those of you in your 30’s and 40’s that you CAN have a healthy pregnancy whether it is your first or fourth child!
July 3, 2018
Dr. Noel shares insights from her upcoming course, Golden Eggs, a fertility longevity course for women and couples in their 30's and 40's. The information in this podcast and her course help prepare a woman's (and man's) body to be at its ideal fertile state so that when conception is desired, it happens with ease and in the healthiest way possible for the couple, and the baby.
June 19, 2018
In this episode, Stephanie and Elana discuss key takeaways from episode 88 with Dr. Lynch, clarify important points he made, and provide insight into our personal/professional experience with these concepts.
June 5, 2018
In this episode, Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Ben Lynch, Naturopathic Physician and expert in the field of epigenetics. We discuss how lifestyle factors play an important role in mitigating health complications and genetic predispositions. We identify practical strategies to set your family up for success.
May 22, 2018
Katy takes us through how we can use Ayurvedic philosophy to not only help heal the body but also, how we can better understand our unique mental/emotional temperaments. She explains how our unique temperaments react to stress differently and shares tools that will help us when we fall out of balance. She also helps us identify our kid's and family members temperaments and how we can interact in healthy ways.
May 8, 2018
Stephanie interviews Dr. Daniel Singley, a San Diego-based board-certified psychologist. His research and practice focus on men’s mental health with a particular emphasis on reproductive psychology and the transition to fatherhood.  Dr. Daniel Singley shares what the transition to fatherhood looks like for dads/partners, what postpartum depression and anxiety looks like in men, how often it happens, where to go for help, and so much more!
April 23, 2018
Kimberly shares how she helps her clients transform and redefine the meaning of sex. She discusses female orgasm and the benefits of slowing down, strategies for overcoming emotional and physical blocks from past traumas, and so much more!
April 10, 2018
In this episode, Stephanie interviews Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE. We discuss: --Prenatal supplements - which to take and why. -The importance of glycine and choline. -Why pregnant women may need more salt than what’s currently recommended. -How to work with providers if you’re receiving pushback. -And more!
March 27, 2018
We discuss alternative nutrition considerations for pregnancy, dispell common myths, and so much more! We share similar philosophies on prenatal nutrition and since we nerded out for almost two hours, we split this interview into two parts. If you enjoy this information make sure to check out her book, Real Food for Pregnancy, and the Whole30 Healthy Mama, Happy Baby program which covers this topic in more detail.
March 13, 2018
Dr. Jess Peatross, MD shares the safety and use of CBD oil for pregnancy, postpartum, and kids. In addition, she shares where you can find good quality CBD oil products, what to ask companies to verify quality, and so much more. This is such a hot topic now - so listen up. She’s a wealth of knowledge and this episode could be life-changing for you and your family!
February 27, 2018
In this episode, Dr. Elana interviews a special guest, Lauren Mallari-Snyder. Lauren is doctor of physical therapy with a special focus on women's health and pelvic floor dysfunction. This episode is all about SEX after baby! Dr. Elana and Lauren explore why sex can be so painful after having a baby, what things we can do to prevent painful sex, and therapies we have access to help heal and rejuvenate so we can get it back on!
February 13, 2018
We discuss healing mentally and physically from a home birth turned cesarean, why it’s important to work with a counselor or therapist if you’re still recovering from past birth trauma, smart postpartum training for post-cesarean and vaginal delivery, why pelvic floor physiotherapy is so important, why it’s not “normal” to pee a little when you workout, and so much more. You are going to love this real, raw, and informative interview!
January 30, 2018
We invited Dr. Steven Lin on today’s show to shed light on pregnant and pediatric dental health. He is a passionate whole-health advocate who focuses on the link between nutrition and dental health. His mission is to prevent dental diseases instead of treating them.
January 16, 2018
On this episode, we discuss the importance of realistic goal setting, how to stay committed to your plan, and what we’re focusing on this year. Often, we try to do too many things at once, aren’t clear on what we want our life to look like, or don’t have a realistic plan to accomplish our goals. We hope to address these barriers so you can have a productive and transformational 2018.
January 2, 2018
This show is all about healthy communication and what you can do to keep your cool, especially as a new parent.
December 19, 2017
In this episode, Dr. Elana interviews a special guest and a dear friend of hers, homeopath Gabrielle Traub, to discuss the benefits of homeopathy for pregnancy, labor, and postpartum.
December 5, 2017
In this episode, we interview Arianna Taboada, a maternal health consultant about postpartum planning and going back to work.
November 21, 2017
In this episode, we have two special guests, our husbands!!!  They’re here to share their stories of what it was like for them to be at our births, surprises they encountered, and advice for fathers-to-be.
November 7, 2017
In this episode, Stephanie interviews Emily Pardy, a marriage and family counselor and the founder of Ready Nest Counseling to discuss challenges many new parents experience. Emily identifies various life adjustments, emotional challenges, and relationship struggles that may occur once baby is born.
October 24, 2017
In this episode, Dr. Elana shares her birth story with us. She discusses what she did to prep for her pregnancy and labor. She takes us through the ups and downs of the actual birth. Dr. Elana highlights how she overcame tough times and shares tools that helped her have the un-medicated birth she had envisioned.
October 10, 2017
In this episode, we introduce Dr. Elana Roumell, ND, the new co-host. Stephanie is excited to bring on a naturopathic doctor to the podcast to help educate and empower parents with even more information! Stephanie and Elana have been friends for years, helping one another through pregnancy, postpartum and raising healthy families. Stephanie introduces Elana to the Real Food Mama community and we get a sneak peak into who she is and how she is going to contribute to the community!
September 26, 2017
In part two of our episode with Ali Miller, RD from AliMillerRD.com we discuss considerations for cesarean births including: concerns for mom and baby, how to address these concerns with a food-as-medicine approach, vaginal inoculation, and tips for a speedy recovery! Ali shares her story of home birth turned hospital cesarean and how she took action to ensure optimal health for herself and her baby, Stella. It's a truly inspiring story!
September 12, 2017
In this episode, Stephanie interviews Ali Miller, RD from AliMillerRD.com to discuss considerations for cesarean births including: the mental and emotional side of changing your birth plan, concerns for mom and baby, and tips for a speedy recovery! Ali shares her story of home birth turned hospital cesarean and how she took action to ensure optimal health for herself and her baby, Stella. It's a truly inspiring story!
August 29, 2017
In this episode, we say goodbye to Aglaée and talk about the future of the podcast (don't worry, Steph is staying!). Aglaée shares about the many big transitions she's going through in her life and shares some latest updates about nursing / weaning, sleep, and her big upcoming move.
August 15, 2017
Topics discussed: 1. Maintaining your milk supply while pregnant 2. Concerns with galactagogues and nursing 3. Weaning 4. Postpartum body image 5. Postpartum weight loss
August 1, 2017
In this episode, Stephanie interviews Leanne Vogel from Healthful Pursuit to discuss the keto diet for women. Leanne shares her story about how the traditional ketogenic diet didn't work for her body and how she modified the program to improve her hormones, mental health, and overall wellness. Join us as we discuss how to modify the traditional ketogenic diet for women, Stephanie's experience with a fat-fuel approach while nursing, and so much more!
July 19, 2017
In this episode, Stephanie interviewed Serenity and Joe from Serenity Kids, an innovative new baby food company. Serenity Kids offers convenient, shelf-stable baby food pouches that contain healthy animal fats and protein and are low in sugar. Join us as we discuss the fundamentals of baby nutrition, my son's experience using their products, and so much more! Note: At the time of this recording, Leo was just being introduced to solids and was struggling a bit with a strong gag reflex. He's doing much better now (at 9 months) and can handle a larger variety of food and textures. Topics discussed: Their story The current state of the baby food market The downfalls of sugar and the importance of fat The contents and quality of their product How their recipes were created Baby nutrition beyond food Their future product and program ideas And even, paleo child-raising, how to raise kids according to their natural instincts Their story: Hi. I'm Serenity. My partner Joe and I started Serenity Kids because we wanted only the best for our future baby. We couldn't find a baby food high in healthy fat and protein, and we saw how difficult it was for our friends who cook all of their baby's food. We were shocked by the amount of sugar in most baby foods, because sugar (even from fruit) creates inflammation which leads to health problems and can make a baby fussy from the blood sugar crash. So we partnered with small, American family farmers to create a delicious baby food that contains meat from animals raised humanely, on pasture, without hormones, antibiotics, or GMO feed. Pastured meats benefit the animal, the family farmers, and the planet. The best part is that they're better for your baby because they have a much higher Omega-3s and CLAs than grain-fed meats. We blend these meats with high-quality organic vegetables to create balanced, nourishing meals. Serenity, for the whole family. Enjoy the listen! Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher! Shownotes: Myserenitykids.com - for free Baby Nutrition Quick Start Guide 10% off your order AND free shipping with code REALFOOD Aglaée's Facebook Community: Radicata Nutrition Community Steph's Nutrition and Wellness Coaching services Steph’s Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Handbook Aglaée’s Radicata Nutrition Coaching Package   Disclaimer Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.  
July 4, 2017
In this episode, we answer two of your questions! Tune in to hear our take on vitamin D supplements and bathing your baby. Topics discussed: Vitamin D supplements - what to look for, our favorite brands, how much to take, and blood testing. Bathing your baby - how often, water quality, and our favorite brands of soap/shampoo Enjoy the listen! Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher! Shownotes: Thorne Vitamin D drops Thorne Vitamin D/K2 drops Steph's supplement store for vitamin D supplements Beautycounter baby bath products Morrocco Method baby shampoo Wellness Mama's Foaming Hand Soap recipe Aglaée's Facebook Community: Radicata Nutrition Community Steph’s Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Handbook Aglaée’s Radicata Nutrition Coaching Package   Disclaimer Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
June 20, 2017
In this episode, we answer two of your questions! Tune in to hear our take on finding your ideal birth provider/birth setting and how to optimize your hormones in the postpartum period. Topics discussed: How to find your ideal birth provider and setting How to balance your hormones postpartum Enjoy the listen! Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher! Shownotes: Healthy Mama Happy Baby Blog on Finding Your Ideal Birth Provider/Setting The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth Steph's supplement store Steph’s Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Handbook Aglaée’s the Whole Batch Syndrome Free Online Training   Disclaimer Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.    
June 6, 2017
In this episode, Aglaée interviewed Dr. Pauline Dillard, Ph.D.  to discuss birth trauma. This episode is a must listen whether you've had a birth trauma or not because it is something that a significant number of women unfortunately still experience today. We need to be able to either heal from it or support those around us that needs healing. Topics discussed: What is birth trauma and how common it is The impact of birth trauma on motherhood and the postpartum period How others (friends, family, partner) can say or to do support women with birth trauma How to navigate disrespectful birth workers The benefits of asking for your medical records from the birth for closure How to prevent a birth trauma from impacting future pregnancies and labors How birth workers can heal from birth trauma Final tips and resources for women dealing with birth trauma Dr. Pauline Dillard's Biography:  Dr. Pauline Dillard, Ph.D. was a childbirth educator and labor coach for 12 years before completing her graduate studies in Christian Clinical Psychology. She has studied trauma following Cesareans, Post Partum Mood disorders and new parent adjustment disorders. She is the founder and Executive Director/CEO of Dunamas® Center Ministries in Colorado Springs, CO. She has developed a model for healing Birth Traumatomology Syndrome (BTS), by looking at its causes, prevention, and healing. She has a heart for people to connect with Jesus in a way they never have before in order to bring healing to damaged hearts, marriages, and births. Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher! Shownotes: Dr. Pauline's website: dunamascenter.com Birth Options Questionnaire Dr. Pauline's book: Won't Somebody Please Hear Me? Dr. Pauline's contact info Aglaée’s Radicata Nutrition Package Steph’s Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Handbook   Disclaimer Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only
May 23, 2017
In this episode, Stephanie interviewed Dr. Low Dog, M.D.  to discuss supplements for pregnant and postpartum mamas.  Topics discussed: How to choose the best prenatal multivitamin The pros/cons of whole food based supplements versus synthetic supplements What nutrients pregnant and postpartum mamas are often deficient in The most important supplements for preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum (including nursing mamas) The importance of iron, choline, iodine, and folate  The safety of vitamin A during pregnancy Supplements for anxiety and adrenal health How to assess the safety of supplements during pregnancy and postpartum Supplements for increasing milk supply Dr. Low Dog Biography: Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.’s exploration of natural medicine began more than 35 years ago as she studied midwifery, herbal medicine; massage therapy and martial arts before earning her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. An internationally recognized expert in the fields of integrative medicine, dietary supplements and women’s health, Dr. Low Dog was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, served as the elected Chair of the US Pharmacopeia Dietary Supplements and Botanicals Expert Information Panel, and was appointed to the Scientific Advisory Council for the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. She has been an invited speaker to more than 550 scientific/medical conferences, published 40 peer-reviewed articles, written 22 chapters for medical textbooks, and has authored five books, including three National Geographic books, Fortify Your Life, Healthy at Home and Life is Your Best Medicine. She has appeared on CNN, ABC’s 20/20, and is a frequent guest on the Dr. Oz show and NPR’s The People’s Pharmacy. She currently serves as the Fellowship Director for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine.   Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!   Shownotes: MegaPledge Natural Medicines Database InfantRisk LactMed DrLowDog.com Facebook: Dr. Low Dog Aglaée’s Radicata Nutrition Package Steph’s Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Virtual Pregnancy Handbook   Disclaimer Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
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