Alternative Health

Real Food Mamas Podcast

Stephanie Greunke, RD and Dr. Elana Roumell, ND

The Real Food Mamas Podcast is about two crunchy moms chatting about health, nutrition, and motherhood. The Real Food Mamas are passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and healthy living for the whole family. Through their combination of professional skills (Naturopathic Doctor and Registered Dietitian) they're able to provide expert information, while admitting they're still figuring out life as new moms. They discuss everything related to the challenges of parenting, to making pregnancy, birth, and postpartum empowering experiences, to simple and efficient things you can do (starting today!) to keep yourself and your whole family healthy. Listen to Steph & Elana share stories, discuss their views, and interview experts about topics ranging from baby led weaning, elimination communication, sleep, home birth, postpartum recovery, breastfeeding struggles, babywearing, parenting styles, diastesis recti, pelvic floor health, their favorite products and of course their passion for real food. All done very respectfully in a judgment-free zone because we’re all learning together.

Episodes

#69: Cesarean Recovery with Ali Miller, Part 1
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2017-09-22 13:39:20 UTC 29:06
#69: Cesarean Recovery with Ali Miller, Part 1

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!

Because our conversation was jam-packed with resources to support those planning or recovering from a cesarean birth, we decided to split the episode into two parts. That way, you'll be able to take in all of this great information without feeling overwhelmed (in a good way!).

Topics discussed in Part 1:

  • Ali's story
  • Her original birth plan and how that changed
  • How she managed the change in birth plan (emotionally, mentally, physically)
  • The differences between a gentle (or natural or family-centered) cesearean and a traditional cesarean

Topics discussed in Part 2:

  • Concerns of cesarean sections
  • How to address these concerns with a food-as-medicine, functional medicine approach
  • Considerations for mom and baby
  • Vaginal inoculation and supplements
  • Low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diets during pregnancy and nursing
  • How Ali feeds her toddler
  • Ali's practice, cookbook, and services

Ali's bio:

Ali Miller is an integrative functional medicine practitioner with a background in naturopathic medicine. She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, certified weight management specialist, recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in her field. Ali has a passion to create public awareness regarding the significant role diet plays in our overall health and believes everything we put in our body can contribute towards optimal health or dysfunction and disease.   Her Food-As-Medicine philosophy is supported by up-to-date scientific research for a functional approach to healing the body. Ali’s message has influenced millions through media with weekly television segments, corporate outreach and within the medical community, and named one of Houston's 50 most influential women of 2015. Ali’s expertise can be accessed through her website: www.alimillerRD.com offering a blog, podcasts, online learning, and access to her practice in Montrose, Naturally Nourished.

 

 

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#068: Goodbye Aglaée!
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2017-09-22 13:39:20 UTC 28:32
#068: Goodbye Aglaée!

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 updates about nursing / weaning, sleep, and her upcoming move.

Enjoy the listen!

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#067: Q&A [Pregnant + Nursing and "Getting Your Body Back"]
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2017-09-22 13:39:20 UTC 52:42
#067: Q&A [Pregnant + Nursing and "Getting Your Body Back"]

In this episode, Stephanie and Aglaée answer two of your questions! 

Topics discussed:

  • Maintaining your milk supply while pregnant
  • Concerns with galactagogues and nursing
  • Weaning 
  • Postpartum body image
  • Postpartum weight loss

Enjoy the listen!

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#066: Keto for Women with Leanne Vogel
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2017-09-22 13:39:20 UTC 54:03
#066: Keto for Women with Leanne Vogel

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!

Topics discussed:

  • Leanne's story
  • What makes her fat-fueled approach different than the traditional keto diet
  • The benefits of keto for women
  • Modifications for women
  • Considerations for pregnant and nursing moms
  • Who shouldn't do the keto diet
  • Biggest mistakes people make when they start a keto diet
  • How to start your keto journey
  • Supplements that may help you on your keto journey

Leanne's bio:

Leanne Vogel is the founder of Healthful Pursuit, best-selling author of over 11 health programs, host of The Keto Diet Podcast, author of the bestselling paperback, The Keto Diet, and the creator of Fat Fueled living - a holistic, paleo-friendly approach to a ketogenic, high-fat diet. She has been in the field of nutrition since receiving her holistic nutrition certification in 2007. Leanne shares free videos, podcasts, recipes and keto-friendly resources on her blog, healthfulpursuit.com.

 

 

 

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#065: Healthy Baby Food with Serenity Kids
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2017-09-22 13:39:20 UTC 53:14
#065: Healthy Baby Food with Serenity Kids

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.

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#064: Q&A: Vitamin D Supplementation + Baby Soap & Shampoo
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2017-09-22 13:39:20 UTC 42:10
#064: Q&A: Vitamin D Supplementation + Baby Soap & Shampoo

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:

  1. Vitamin D supplements - what to look for, our favorite brands, how much to take, and blood testing.
  2. Bathing your baby - how often, water quality, and our favorite brands of soap/shampoo

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#063: Q&A Episode [Finding your idea birth provider/setting + balancing hormones postpartum]
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2017-09-22 13:39:20 UTC 55:26
#063: Q&A Episode [Finding your idea birth provider/setting + balancing hormones postpartum]

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:

  1. How to find your ideal birth provider and setting
  2. How to balance your hormones postpartum

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#062: Birth Trauma (with Dr. Pauline Drillard, Ph.D.)
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2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 46:45
#062: Birth Trauma (with Dr. Pauline Drillard, Ph.D.)

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:

  1. What is birth trauma and how common it is
  2. The impact of birth trauma on motherhood and the postpartum period
  3. How others (friends, family, partner) can say or to do support women with birth trauma
  4. How to navigate disrespectful birth workers
  5. The benefits of asking for your medical records from the birth for closure
  6. How to prevent a birth trauma from impacting future pregnancies and labors
  7. How birth workers can heal from birth trauma
  8. 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.

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#61 ~ Supplements for Pregnancy and Postpartum [with Dr. Low Dog, M.D.]
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2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 01:09:50
#61 ~ Supplements for Pregnancy and Postpartum [with Dr. Low Dog, M.D.]

In this episode, Stephanie interviewed Dr. Low Dog, M.D.  to discuss supplements for pregnant and postpartum mamas. 

Topics discussed:

  1. How to choose the best prenatal multivitamin
  2. The pros/cons of whole food based supplements versus synthetic supplements
  3. What nutrients pregnant and postpartum mamas are often deficient in
  4. The most important supplements for preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum (including nursing mamas)
  5. The importance of iron, choline, iodine, and folate 
  6. The safety of vitamin A during pregnancy
  7. Supplements for anxiety and adrenal health
  8. How to assess the safety of supplements during pregnancy and postpartum
  9. 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.

 

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#060 ~ Strong Women [with Steph Gaudreau]
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2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 56:02
#060 ~ Strong Women [with Steph Gaudreau]

In this episode, Aglaée interviews Steph Gaudreau to talk about what it means to be strong women. This episode is for all moms, moms-to-be, moms that can't be, and moms who have lost just as much as it is also for sisters, daughters, friends and anyone who identifies as women. Here are some of the many interesting topics this discussion leads us to:

  • What does it mean to be strong? (hint: it's not only about physical strength!)
  • Social media, body image, and body shaming
  • The most fearless things Steph did in her life
  • The one area women should work on first to improve their strength and resilience
  • The Women's Strength Summit (grab your free tickets here!)

Enjoy the listen!

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Steph’s bio

Steph Gaudreau is a certified holistic nutrition practitioner, weightlifting and mindset coach, and the author of the best-selling Performance Paleo Cookbook. She's also the creator of the Women's Strength Summit. Her recipes and expert advice have been featured in SELF, Outside Magazine, Elle, and Greatist. Steph loves barbells, cats, and anything Lord of the Rings. She lives in San Diego, CA.

Steph Gaudreau

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#059: Stephanie's second postpartum
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2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 58:56
#059: Stephanie's second postpartum

In this episode, we discuss how Stephanie's second postpartum is going as well as the things she's doing differently to make this experience much smoother and more enjoyable than her first.

Topics:

  1. How this postpartum is different than her first.
  2. What she's doing to help her body heal physically and mentally.
  3. What she's doing for self-care.
  4. Her experience with postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.
  5. What she ate postpartum.
  6. Her simple strategies for meal planning/prepping.

Enjoy the listen!

And happy anniversary! :)

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#058: Is your relationship with food broken? [with Aglaée & Steph]
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2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 58:44
#058: Is your relationship with food broken? [with Aglaée & Steph]

In this episode, Aglaée opens up about her past struggles with her relationship with food and her body and her healing journey to find that long-lost peace and freedom again. Steph interviews Aglaée about her past disordered eating and eating disorder, how to recognize it, the healing journey, and how she's now so passionate about helping other women do the same. :)

Topics include:

  • Aglaée's food story: from being a normal eater to emotional eating and binge eating
  • The biggest different in her life since healing her relationship with food and her body
  • Five signs that your relationship with food might be broken
  • Aglaée's 3 best action steps to help women make peace with food
  • Aglaée's Radicata SEED Protocol and her classes starting May 1st

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#057: Homebirth Q&A
41:02
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 41:02
#057: Homebirth Q&A

In this episode, we answer your questions about homebirths.

Topics include:

  1. Homebirths at “older” ages (35+)
  2. Concerns we had about our own homebirths
  3. Positive reinforcement for moms considering a homebirth
  4. Additional things to consider when planning a homebirth
  5. What to do about naysayers
  6. How to manage pain without an epidural
  7. How to find a provider that fits your birthing philosophy and wishes
  8. Postpartum recovery tips while managing a toddler

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#056: Stephanie's second home waterbirth story
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2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 48:54
#056: Stephanie's second home waterbirth story

In this episode, Stephanie shares her second home waterbirth story. She discusses how her second home waterbirth went, how it was different than her first, things she learned the second time around, and advice to mamas getting ready for the big day whether they’re planning on giving birth in the hospital or at home.

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • How Stephanie's second postpartum is going
  • How she was feeling the days and weeks before she delivered
  • How she mentally and physically prepared for labor
  • Advice to moms struggling during their final days and weeks
  • Her entire birth story
  • The pros and cons of having a fast labor
  • The different types of electronic fetal monitoring and why it's done
  • Tips for dealing with afterbirth contractions
  • What she did with her toddler during labor

The next episode will cover Q&A's about homebirth from our listeners!

Enjoy the listen!

And happy anniversary! :)

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#055: Making healthy eating simple [with Tatiana Amico]
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2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 37:12
#055: Making healthy eating simple [with Tatiana Amico]

In this episode, Aglaée interviews Tatiana Amico. Listen as they talk about her story of breaking free from chronic dieting and disordered eating, how becoming a mom was a turning point for her, how to keep things simple in the kitchen, and her favorite tips to get tons of nutrition.

We also talk about the power of de-cluttering, asking for help, and putting yourself first for your well-being and that of the whole family! :)

Enjoy the listen!

 

Tatiana Amico's bio:

Tatiana Amico is a Health Coach and Business Mentor empowering women to take control of their health and life. After saying goodbye to her corporate job, she enrolled in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Now, Tatiana works with women who want to stop complaining, start taking action, and love themselves completely.

Tatiana Amico

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#054: Eat Well, Train Smart, and Be Kind to Your Body [with Kate Callaghan]
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2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 49:40
#054: Eat Well, Train Smart, and Be Kind to Your Body [with Kate Callaghan]

Aglaée interviews the holistic nutritionist, Kate Callaghan, to talk about how eating well, training smart, and being kind to your body can help you achieve hormonal balance, better health, and more happiness.

In this interview, Kate shares her story with hypothalamic amenorrhea and why she's so passionate about hormonal and women health. She tells us how she healed her hormones naturally, talks about the most common mistakes she sees women make with their food and training, and explains the strong connection between the gut and our hormones.

If you have hormones, you won't want to miss this one! :)

Enjoy the listen!

Kate Callaghan's bio:

Kate is a holistic nutritionist, dietitian, international speaker, personal trainer and mother of one, living in Wanaka, New Zealand. Kate is the author of the all-encompassing guide for optimising women's health and happiness "Holistic Nutrition: Eat Well, Train Smart & Be Kind to Your Body". Having experienced hormonal chaos and infertility, and managing to heal herself naturally, Kate is passionate about healing women’s hormones and fast-tracking them to health, happiness and hotness through nutrient-dense foods, rejuvenating movement, unconditional self-love, and mindful and sustainable practices. You can find Kate through her website www.theholisticnutritionist.com, or via her social media:

Kate Callaghan

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#053: BIRTHFIT (fitness, nutrition, chiropractic, and mindset) with Dr. Lindsey Mathews, D.C.
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2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 01:01:56
#053: BIRTHFIT (fitness, nutrition, chiropractic, and mindset) with Dr. Lindsey Mathews, D.C.

Stephanie interviews Dr. Lindsey Mathews, D.C., BIRTHFIT founder, about the four pillars of BIRTHFIT (fitness, nutrition, chiropractic, and mindset) and how each of these pillars helps moms prepare for birth and postpartum. You'll learn how to take charge of your body and your decisions so you can have a more empowered pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. This interview is real, raw, and gets straight to the point. You'll walk away with actions steps that you can implement today to have a better birth.

Dr. Lindsey Mathews, DC's bio:

Dr. Lindsey Mathews, DC is the founder and CEO of BIRTHFIT. Lindsey is a chiropractor that specializes in the biomechanics and movement patterns of the human body, while also restoring mechanical integrity of the nervous system. Dr. Lindsey believes that we are born to move and that movement is life. On the field, behind the screen, and everyday, Dr. Lindsey has witnessed the endless capabilities of the human body. Her path has lead her to her Venice, CA, where she leads BIRTHFIT HQ, practices chiropractic, and coaches at DEUCE Gym, a strength and conditioning school. Lindsey believes that discipline is freedom and that showing up for your self is the most important first step. Dr. Lindsey was born to lead BIRTHFIT, a rockstar movement aimed at educating and empowering women through their motherhood transition.

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#052: VBACs (preparation, recovery, advice) with Elizabeth Quinn
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2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 49:33
#052: VBACs (preparation, recovery, advice) with Elizabeth Quinn

Join Stephanie as she interviews Elizabeth Quinn, mom of four and ICAN chapter leader, to discuss vaginal birth after cesearan (VBACs). You'll be inspired by Elizabeth's story and learn about VBAC safety, concerns, preparation, and strategies for healing physically and emotionally from your past birth(s). She also shares her favorite resources to help moms learn about their options and provides advice on finding a supportive provider.

Elizabeth Quinn's bio:

Elizabeth Quinn and her husband, Percy are raising their children in Jackson, Mississippi. They have four children: daughters Chesley, 7 years old, Anders 5 years old, and Adella 2.5 years old and they just welcomed their son on July 1, Sims McCallum. Elizabeth had a unnecessary section with her first child and a repeat section with her second before finding ICAN. It was with the support of her ICAN chapter that she went for and achieved a vba2c with her third and fourth children. She is chapter leader of ICAN of Jackson, Mississippi and active in the birth community there.

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#051: Feminine Super Power Year [with Christine Arylo]
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2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 01:03:27
#051: Feminine Super Power Year [with Christine Arylo]

Join Aglaée as she interviews Christine Arylo to talk about your Inner Mean Girl(s) might have been running your past year and how to access your Inner Wisdom (yes, you have it) to start the coming year. Christine also share her favorite daily morning practice and gives you some double dares that I also dare you to take in 2017! <3 

Enjoy the listen! :)

Christine Arylo's bio:

Christine Arylo is a women’s leadership advisor, transformational speaker and best selling author who leads retreats, workshops and programs for women and girls around the world. She combines her 15 years of corporate MBA experience with her 15 years of spiritual study of the divine feminine, yogic and earth based wisdom traditions, to teach women how to live and lead their lives, businesses and relationships the "feminine way,” professionally successful and personally sustainable and satisfying. Arylo is also the founder of the Path of Self Love School which has taught self-love, self compassion and self empowerment to over 35,000 women and girls on every continent.  You can connect with Christine at www.ChristineArylo.com or tune into her weekly podcast Feminine Power Time at FemininePowerTime.com.

Christine Arylo

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[3:08] Christine Arylo's bio

[4:22] Welcome Christine!

[4:49] Have your Inner Mean Girls been running your past year?

[9:35] Take the quiz and find out about your Inner Mean Girls Do you have a Doing Addict? Comparison Queen? Achievement Junkie? Worrywart? All of them?

[19:30] How to "get rid" of your Inner Mean Girl(s)!

[21:51] How to start connecting to your own Inner Wisdom (yes, I promise you have it! :) )

[25:55] Motivation with compassion vs from fear? Isn't that an excuse to stay stuck where I am (or permission to get even worse)? 

[33:15] Christine's favorite simple practice to start your morning 

[49:49] Christine's double dare for the new year

[1:00:42] Where to find Christine Arylo (website, books, Feminine Power Time podcast, programs and rituals)

[1:02:36] Outro

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#050: Against Doctor's Orders [incredibly inspiring story with Ali Barton]
01:03:30
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 01:03:30
#050: Against Doctor's Orders [incredibly inspiring story with Ali Barton]

Join Aglaée as she interviews Ali Barton who tells her incredibly inspiring story. This is a MUST listen! We also talk about organ donation, Ali's surrogate pregnancy, the biggest lesson she wants to teach her kids, how her mindset kept her going and how she gives us permission to complain and not compare our struggles. <3

Enjoy the listen! :)

Ali Barton's bio:

   Ali Barton is a licensed psychotherapist and wellness coach with a private practice outside of Boston, Ma. Currently, her most important job is a stay at home mom to her son Ethan, who was born months before Ali had her heart transplant in the summer of 2014. Ali has always been interested in health and real food, especially after getting sick with multiple autoimmune diseases related to undiagnosed celiac disease in 2011 – Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and ulcerative colitis. When Ali got pregnant  with her doctor's approval in 2014, her autoimmune disease spiraled out of control, and her heart went into failure due to a rare condition called endomyocardial fibrosis. Doctors recommended Ali to end her pregnancy at 21 weeks, and she refused to do so. Her son Ethan was born prematurely at 31, and is thriving today! She had her heart transplant  when Ethan was six months old.     After her experience, Ali wrote a book called "Against Doctor's Orders", where she tells her story, and also talks about trusting your gut and advocating for yourself in a medical setting. The book will be published in 2017. She blogs at www.aliweinbergbarton.com. When Ali is seeing clients, she specializes in working with women with mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, and with those who have chronic health conditions that impact their mood and functioning.

Ali Barton and her family

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:15] Aglaée's updates

[9:26] Ali Barton's bio

[11:13] Welcome Ali! Let's hear her story!

[16:10] Diagnosed with multiple autoimmune conditions

[18:07] Her battle with infertility and pregnancy complications

[20:14] Finally some answers about her heart condition and the moment she was told to end her pregnancy at 21 weeks

[26:00] Ethan is born and being away from him for the first 36 hours

[29:03] Ali needs a heart transplant!

[39:04] How Ali gives us permission to complain and NOT compare our struggles, emotions and pain

[45:25] What was the scariest part of Ali's story?

[47:48] How our MINDSET can make all the difference!

[50:57] Ali's surrogate pregnancy

[53:20] The biggest lesson Ali wants to teach her kids and a few words about the importance of organ donation

[54:40] Ali's book "Against Doctor's Orders" and where to find her blog and updates

[58:50] *** ORGAN DONATION ***check the box or use the app!!! <3

[1:02:39] Outro

► Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.

#049: BLW in the kitchen [recipes and tips with Jessica Coll]
45:08
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 45:08
#049: BLW in the kitchen [recipes and tips with Jessica Coll]

Join Aglaée as she interviews registered dietitian and BLW expert Jessica Coll to talk about Baby-Led Weaning and share practical tips and even recipes for you and your little ones. More specifically, we cover the introduction of meat, how to ensure babies get enough iron, how to introduce leafy greens BLW-style and how to make eating out easier.

Enjoy the listen! :)

Jessica Coll's bio:

Jessica Coll is obsessed with food. That is probably why she spent more than a thousand hours studying breasts. In addition to being a registered dietitian, she became a lactation consultant because breastmilk is a human being’s very first experience with food. Listen to this: everyone’s first real relationship is with food, from the womb to the spoon. For lots of us in North America, that relationship is troubled from day one. This is a story most people are trying to rewrite for the rest of their lives.

As a parent, you are in the most powerful position to help your baby transform this relationship into a love story. One that nourishes the body and the spirit.  When Jessica was six months old, her staple food was canned soup. She wants to make sure no human being has to suffer through this.

This is part of the reason why she created the BLW Online Course where she guides parents in this new adventure.  Get 50% off the lifetime access of Jessica’s Baby Led Weaning online course by entering the code REALFOODMAMAS at blw.jessicacoll.com).

Jessica Coll, RD and BLW expert

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:35] Aglaee's update

[6:00] Jessica's bio

[7:42] Welcome Jessica!

[8:57] How Jessica found out about BLW and then became an expert!

[13:40] How to introduce meat for babies and ensure they get enough iron

[25:40] How to introduce leafy greens

[32:10] Eating out and doing BLW with your little one

[37:10] Recommended products to do BLW

[40:02] Jessica's BLW Online Course and where to find more about Jessica (links in the shownotes)

[44:17] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.

048: Yoga for moms with Amelia Barnes (and a few words about baby loss and ICP)
51:43
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 51:43
048: Yoga for moms with Amelia Barnes (and a few words about baby loss and ICP)

Join Aglaée as she interviews Amelia Barnes to first talk about the benefits of yoga for moms and the important role yoga has played in her life, including during both of her pregnancies and postpartum periods.

In the second part of the interview, you will learn about Amelia's incredibly inspiring story with her first baby, Landon, unexpectedly passing away only 4 days after he was born and how he saved his sister's life.

Enjoy the listen! :)

Amelia Barnes's bio:

Amelia Kathryn Barnes is a yoga teacher, retreat facilitator and small business owner. She teaches at Moksha Yoga Winnipeg and is a guide at the yoga and wellness website oneOeight.com. She is also the creator of PranaVidaStyle, a unique line of inspired and Canadian-made yoga apparel.

Amelia lives in Winnipeg, Canada with her husband Justin, daughter Lily and their big white mutt Cody.

Amelia Barnes

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[3:27] Welcome Amelia! - Let's talk about yoga for moms! How she got started with yoga Pros and cons of practicing at home vs at a studio

[8:27] Yoga beyond the physical practice

[11:25] Yoga for better immunity

[12:40] Yoga as a tool to reconnect to our bodies

[14:10] Anxiety about going to a yoga studio for the 1st time!!!

[17:35] Yoga and body image / self-acceptance

[22:10] Amelia's 3 favorite poses for moms

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[27:05] Landon's story

[33:10] Tips for moms dealing with baby loss

[37:30] Amelia's thoughts on "letting go" vs "setting free"

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[39:44] Lily's story and why you need to know about ICP (ICP stands for Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy)

[50:15] Where to find more about Amelia

[51:00] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.

#047: High-Risk Pregnancies [with Parijat Deshpande]
54:17
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 54:17
#047: High-Risk Pregnancies [with Parijat Deshpande]

Join Aglaée as she interviews Parijat Deshpande about high-risk pregnancies and the importance of emotional health and stress reduction during that crucial time of your life.

Whether you are experiencing a high-risk pregnancy or not, please give this episode a listen so you can share it with the moms who need it and I promise you'll also learn a few practical tips to apply to your life today (pregnant or not!).

Enjoy the listen! :)

Parijat Deshpande's bio:

Parijat Deshpande is the leading perinatal wellness expert who specializes in working with women during a high-risk pregnancy. She educates and guides women on how to manage their stress and anxiety so they can have healthier pregnancies, decrease their risk of preterm birth and give their baby a healthy start to life. Parijat is a clinically trained therapist, a women’s wellness expert and an experienced speaker on the impact of stress on health and wellness. She has over 4 years of experience as a Psychology Lecturer UC Berkeley and is the founder of MySahana, a South Asian mental health nonprofit. Parijat is also a certified wellness coach, a certified stress management coach and a certified marriage educator.

Parijat Deshpande

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:30] Aglaée's updates

[10:33] Parijat's bio

[11:40] Welcome Parijat!  (learn more about her high-risk pregnancy)

[17:04] Top 3 mistakes women with a high-risk pregnancy make

[25:25] How emotional health and stress can impact the baby and pregnancy

[30:00] Concrete (and fun!) tips to deal with stress

[33:20] How self-help tools can actually INCREASE anxiety!

[35:55] Forgetting about self-care activities during a high-risk pregnancy!

[38:33] How to ENJOY your pregnancy, even if it's a high-risk pregnancy

[40:30] Practical tips for stressful appointments and testing

[45:11] Parijat's 0pinion about meditation

[46:36] Tips for bed rest during pregnancy

[50:40] Statistics about high-risk pregnancies

[51:37] Where to find more about Parijat

[53:25] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.

#46: The Fourth Trimester [with Lisa Chin]
45:09
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 45:09
#46: The Fourth Trimester [with Lisa Chin]

Join Aglaée as she interviews Lisa Chin to learn more about her best tips for the fourth trimester. In this episode, we talk about a lot of interesting and time-proven Chinese traditions as well as concrete practical tips to get the nutrition your need for your postpartum recovery in today's modern world.

And don't forget to sign up for her Fourth Trimester Summit happening Nov 8-18, 2016!

Enjoy the listen! :)

Lisa Chin's bio:

Lisa Chin is a holistic mama to a happy two year old girl. Motherhood has profoundly changed who she is, how she sees the world and the mark she wants to leave. She seeks to live an inspired life of mothering, writing, and pursuing what calls to be created. When she's not wrangling spreadsheets or her toddler, she can be found writing for her blog, Lisa for Real (lisaforreal.com), where she share her thoughts on fierce femininity, eureka moments and lessons in self-awareness.

Her latest project is the Fourth Trimester Summit where Lisa interviews over 40 experts in women's health, infant development and mental health who share their knowledge so new moms can create their ideal postpartum experience.

Lisa Chin

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:44] Updates on Steph and her new little boy!

[4:10] Lisa Chin's bio

[6:45] Welcome Lisa!

[9:00] Hot vs cold during the postpartum period

[10:42] Defining the fourth trimester

[11:56] Not washing for 30 days?

[15:59] Heating foods for postpartum healing

[20:45] Actionable tips to support your postpartum recovery

[24:15] Placenta: do you have to eat it or not?

[26:28] Lisa's Fourth Trimester Summit

[33:09] Lisa's top 3 tips for the postpartum periods

[41:18] Where to find Lisa and access her facebook group

[44:19] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.

#45: Stephanie's Postpartum Plan
28:39
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 28:39
#45: Stephanie's Postpartum Plan

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they talk about Stephanie's postpartum plan

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:35] Happy 2nd birthday to our boys!

[2:33] Final preparation before giving birth

[6:26] Stephanie's birth

[8:18] Stephanie's reasons for choosing a homebirth

[12:08] What to do with other kids during labor

[16:03] Practical tips to help older children adjust to the transition

[20:04] Foods for the postpartum period

[23:00] What Stephanie plans to do differently this time

[28:08] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.  

#44: Stephanie's second pregnancy
37:11
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 37:11
#44: Stephanie's second pregnancy

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they talk about Stephanie's second pregnancy, how it's different than her first, what she's been eating, her exercise routine, her supplements and her best tips for first time and second time moms.

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:39] Updates on Stephanie's pregnancy

[3:50] How her second pregnancy is different than the first (by trimester)

[15:01] Successes during this pregnancy

[18:22] Struggles during this pregnancy

[19:50] Stephanie's pregnancy diet

[23:51] Stephanie's exercise routine

[27:07] Stephanie's supplementation

[30:28] Tips for first time moms

[32:39] Tips for second time moms

[36:20] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.  

#43: Nourishing & Nurturing Your Marriage
41:54
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 41:54
#43: Nourishing & Nurturing Your Marriage

Join Aglaée as she interviews Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby about a very important topic that is not directly related to nutrition but that can make a tremendous impact on your health and that of the whole family: your marriage (or any other kinds of relationships)! 

In this episode, you'll learn about how becoming parents can affect your marriage (although you might already have noticed it yourself!), what common pitfalls to avoid, strategies to better nourish and nurture your marriage and when to know you need professional help.

Enjoy the listen! :)

 

Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby's bio:

Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a board certified life coach, and the founder and clinical director of Growing Self Counseling and coaching in Denver, Colorado. Though her practice is based in Denver she works with clients all over the US and internationally through online video. She's also the host of the Love, Happiness and Success podcast, and award-winning author of "Exaholics: Breaking your addiction to an Ex Love.

          Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:15] Aglaée's updates

[5:38] Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby's bio

[8:30] Welcome!

[9:00] How becoming parents affect marital relationships

[11:52] Common pitfalls new parents face

[16:58] Strategies for couples to be on the same page

[22:50] The balance between flexibility and structure

[28:20] A new approach to conflicts

[33:18] Signs it's time to get professional help 

[41:04] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.  

#42: Q&A Episode [Controversial Foods During Pregnancy: Liver + Kombucha]
30:34
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 30:34
#42: Q&A Episode [Controversial Foods During Pregnancy: Liver + Kombucha]

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they answer questions about controversial foods during pregnancy, specifically liver and kombucha!

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:08] Steph's updates

[3:52] Aglaée's updates

[8:35] Question: Is liver safe during pregnancy?

[21:45] Question: Is kombucha safe during pregnancy?

[29:40] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.

#41: Q&A Episode [Formula Options + Milk Alternatives]
36:32
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 36:32
#41: Q&A Episode [Formula Options + Milk Alternatives]

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they answer questions about formula options and milk alternatives. 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:55] Steph's updates

[8:24] Aglaée's updates

[13:02] Question: What is the best formula option for my daughter who is weaning?

[25:23] Question: What is the best milk replacement for kids?

[35:38] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.

#040: Q&A Episode [prenatals & 1st trimester nutrition]
34:05
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 34:05
#040: Q&A Episode [prenatals & 1st trimester nutrition]

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they answer questions about prenatals and first trimester nutrition. 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:04] Steph's updates

[8:02] Aglaée's updates

[9:31] Question: What prenatal vitamins is best? Are they really necessary?

[24:02] Question: What are your best tips for first trimester nutrition?

[33:03] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.

#039: Q&A Episode [healthy eating on a budget]
37:58
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 37:58
#039: Q&A Episode [healthy eating on a budget]

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they do a long overdue Q&A episode! Today, they only cover one question but it's a good one. ;)

Listen their many very useful and practical tips to help you and your family eat real food frugally. They cover how to save money on your protein, produce and other real food, in addition to many other ways to make more room in your budget for what matters the most to you.

Enjoy the listen and let us know what your best tips are to eat healthy on a budget!  (in the comments below or over here on facebook)

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:55] Steph's updates

[10:50] Aglaée's updates

[13:13] Question: What are your best tips to eat real food for your family frugally?

[37:10] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

 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.

#038: Sleep & Autoimmunity for Busy Moms with Dr. Sarah Ballantyne
01:02:46
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 01:02:46
#038: Sleep & Autoimmunity for Busy Moms with Dr. Sarah Ballantyne

Join us as Aglaée interviews Dr. Sarah Ballantyne to learn more about the importance of preventing autoimmune conditions for moms and their family. In this episode, you'll also get answers to the million dollar question "How can mom improve their sleep?" and many practical steps to make it happen. 

Enjoy the listen and don't forget to check out Sarah's Go To Bed program!

Dr. Sarah Ballantyne’ bio:

Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. is the creator of the award-winning online resource www.ThePaleoMom.com; cohost of the syndicated top-rated The Paleo View Podcast; New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Approach, The Paleo Approach Cookbook and The Healing Kitchen, and creator of the online program Go To Bed. Sarah earned her doctorate degree in medical biophysics at the age of 26 and spent the next four years doing research on critical care medicine, innate immunity, gene therapy and cell biology, earning a variety of awards for research excellence along the way.  Sarah’s transition from academic researcher to stay-at-home mom to award-winning and internationally-recognized health advocate and educator was driven by her own health journey, which included losing 120 pounds and using both diet and lifestyle to mitigate and reverse a dozen diagnosed health conditions. As a scientist both by training and by nature, Sarah is deeply interested in understanding how the foods we eat interact with our gut barriers, immune systems, and hormones to influence health. Sarah’s innate curiosity goes further than just understanding diet and she is also deeply interested in the impact of lifestyle factors like sleep, stress and activity. Her passion for scientific literacy and her talent for distilling scientific concepts into straightforward and accessible explanations form the foundation of her work and her dedication to improving public health. Learn more by checking out Sarah’s website, podcast and books. You can also find Sarah on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope and Pinterest.

Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, aka The Paleo Mom

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:27] Dr. Sarah Ballantyne's bio

[4:19] Real Food Mamas Updates

[6:44] Welcome Sarah!

[9:11] How fatigue, brain fog, memory loss, joint pain and other symptoms usually attributed to "aging" could actually be an autoimmune conditions

[17:02] How lifestyle factors can help you feel better by preventing and controlling autoimmunity

[17:53] How to know if you're at risk (hint: being a woman puts you at risk!)

[27:10] Which lifestyle factor is the most important? Diet, supplements, movement, stress management or sleep?

[34:11] The million dollar question: How can moms get enough sleep?

[39:18] How to get your "me time" AND go to bed early

[40:26] How to maximize napping (short vs long naps)

[42:47] How moms need to let go and ask for help (how our expectations and that of society is hurting our health!)

[47:38] How much sleep do you really need? (hint: it is NOT that individual)

[50:43] Sarah's top 3 easy action steps for moms to sleep better

[59:38] Where to find more about Sarah and the Go To Bed Program

[1:01:55] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.  

#037: Self-care for busy moms
56:05
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 56:05
#037: Self-care for busy moms

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they talk about their daily routines and how they both make sure to include time for self-care on a regular basis. Many moms feel guilty and selfish for taking time for themselves and create boundaries, but it is a true necessity for all moms. Including you! :)

In this episode, you'll see how starting our routine the night makes a big difference. You'll also hear many different examples and see that there is no one right way to incorporate more self-care into your days. Hopefully this episode will give you the inspiration and motivation to make sure you give yourself the time and space to take a break from your many roles (mom, wife, professional...) for a few hours a week so you can breathe and just be yourself.

Enjoy the listen and let us know what your self-care practice looks like!  (in the comments below or over here on facebook)

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:42] Steph's updates

[4:38] Aglaée's updates

[13:50] Tips to establish a daily routine

[17:54] Steph's daily routine

[31:44] Steph's self-care practice

[34:02] Aglaée's daily routine

[39:49] Aglaée's self-care practice

[46:20] Our final tips to make your self-care practice work for you

[55:10] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.

#036: Red Meat, Eating Local and Sustainability with Diana Rodgers
55:56
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 55:56
#036: Red Meat, Eating Local and Sustainability with Diana Rodgers

Join us as we talk about everything sustainability! In this episode, Aglaée interviews Diana Rodgers.

Learn about simple and easy steps you can take towards a more sustainable life, how red meat can be good for your health and the environment and how to source better quality foods locally.

We have the power to save the world with the food we put on your plate, so let's get started today. Enjoy the listen!

Diana Rodgers’ bio:

Diana Rodgers is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner living on a working organic farm outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She has written two books and hosts the Sustainable Dish podcast where she interviews experts in eco-living, nutrition, and food production. On her blog, SustainableDish.com, Diana shares recipes and information on living a more sustainable life. She sees patients in person and via Skype.

Diana Rodgers, NTP, RD

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:49] Updates and the importance of self-care!

[5:47] Diana Rodgers' bio and overview of today's episode

[9:36] How Diana got interested in nutrition and food production and how her family created a sustainable lifestyle on their organic farm

[20:31] Red meat and cancer: what's the bottom line?

[29:22] Is grain-fedmeat an option if you can't afford grass-fed beef?

[34:40] Diana's top 3 tips to make our life more sustainable

[39:46] How to feel more confident with your farmer and ask the right questions

[45:38] Coffee, chocolate, bananas... does Fair Trade really make a difference?

[50:50] Diana's advice to fix yourself first and then continue taking baby steps

[52:21] How Diana got through the RD (registered dietitian)'s conventional nutrition program knowing all she knows

[53:53] Where to find Diana Rodgers (and work with her)

[55:05] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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

#35: Healthy Eating for Busy Moms
48:34
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 48:34
#35: Healthy Eating for Busy Moms

Join us as we share our favorite tips to eat healthy even as busy moms!

In this episode, Stephanie and Aglaée share their secrets to eat healthy foods while running around a toddler and working. Learn about our must-have ingredients and convenience foods in the kitchen, how we plan our meals, how we batch cook, how we make our time in the kitchen more enjoyable and our top 3 favorite quick and simple meals that can be put together in fewer than 5 minutes!

We share lots of personal examples and practical tips. Enjoy the listen!

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:42] Our updates

[10:59] How we stock up our kitchen with real food

[25:38] How we plan our meals for the week

[34:39] How batch cooking can save you time during the week

[37:50] How to make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable

[40:40] Our 3 favorite quick go-to meals

[48:00] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Shownotes:

  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

#034: Picky Eaters with Danielle Binns, Part 2
38:07
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 38:07
#034: Picky Eaters with Danielle Binns, Part 2

Join us as we talk about picky eaters! In this two part episode, Stephanie interviews Pediatric Nutritionist & Picky Eating Expert and Certified Nutrition Practitioner Danielle Binns.

On this episode, Danielle discusses picky eaters that are on the bottom of growth charts. You’ll also learn how to work with your pediatrician; problems with the traditional recommendations for gaining weight; reasons why a child may be underweight; protein requirements for kids and ways to ensure intake; why kids throw food on the floor and play with their food; how sign language can help picky eaters and so much more! You’ll walk alway from this episode equipped with tons of strategies for making healthy eating more fun and less stressful!

We share lots of personal examples and practical tips. Enjoy the listen!

Danielle Binns’ bio:

Danielle Binns (CNP) is a Pediatric Nutritionist & Picky Eating Expert.  More importantly, she’s a mom who gets it.  Motherhood is difficult in its own right.  But when your child doesn’t eat well, mom’s naturally worry.  Danielle’s first daughter was an extremely picky eater and mealtimes were a constant stress.  Today her daughter is thriving and one of the most adventurous kids at the dinner table.

With qualifications in Holistic Nutrition and Children’s Feeding, Danielle knows firsthand how to transform picky eaters into healthy eaters.  Her evidence-based strategies & “Picky Eater Protocol” changed mealtimes forever for many families, including her own.  Danielle also has a special place in her heart for ‘little ones’ who are underweight – like her daughter – and offers programs to help them thrive.  Understanding the stress that comes with raising a picky eater, she is equally committed to helping moms achieve health and happiness.  So they too can start seeing motherhood in a bright and colourful way.

You can read Danielle’s story and learn about her holistic programs for moms and “little ones” at www.daniellebinns.com.

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:55] Danielle Binns’ bio

[3:10] Concerns about picky eaters who are on the bottom of growth charts

[6:00] Other considerations parents need to look at outside of growth charts

[7:15] Strategies for those that are on the bottom of growth charts

[11:10] How to work with your pediatrician 

[12:10] The problem with traditional recommendations for gaining weight

[15:15] Reasons why a child may not be gaining weight

[16:50] How much protein kids need and strategies to ensure adequate consumption

[20:05] The deal with kids throwing food on the floor and playing with their food 

[25:20] How sign language can help picky eaters

[27:55] Danielle’s top tips for making mealtime less stressful and more fun 

[32:45] Action steps you can implement right now!

[35:10] Fun products for kids and picky eaters

[36:10] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  • www.daniellebinns.com
  • Free “Picky Eating” CheatsheetDanielle has created a special freebie for the Real Food Mama listeners which walks you through the 3 steps to fixing your daily mealtime routine which is one of the most common mistakes parents make with picky eaters.  You can find it here!
  • Danielle’s Picky Eater ProtocolWe also wanted all the moms with picky eaters here to know that Danielle’s 8 week online course called the Picky Eater Protocol – is relaunching in May.  What’s so awesome about this program is that she provides a step-by-step solution to help your child eat better using evidence-based strategies.  The Picky Eater Protocol has changed mealtimes (and lives) for many families with picky eaters. If you’re ready to turn your picky eater into a healthy eater, head over to www.daniellebinns.com/pickyeater to learn more.
  • FLOR tiles
  • ezpz Happy mat
  • Aglaée’s blog
  • Stephanie’s website
  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.  

#033: Picky Eaters with Danielle Binns, Part 1
39:37
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 39:37
#033: Picky Eaters with Danielle Binns, Part 1

Join us as we talk about picky eaters! In this two part episode, Stephanie interviews Pediatric Nutritionist & Picky Eating Expert and Certified Nutrition Practitioner Danielle Binns.

On this first episode, Danielle shares her inspiring story of how she helped her picky eater become an adventurous eater. You'll also learn how to identify if your child is a "picky eater," a "problem eater," or is just going through a phase; how mom's diet while pregnant and nursing can influence a child's taste preferences; what "typical" eating looks like for a child; what Danielle's kids eat; and common mistakes parents make with picky eaters. You'll walk alway from this episode equipped with tons of strategies for making healthy eating more fun and less stressful!

We share lots of personal examples and practical tips. Enjoy the listen!

Danielle Binns’ bio:

Danielle Binns (CNP) is a Pediatric Nutritionist & Picky Eating Expert.  More importantly, she’s a mom who gets it.  Motherhood is difficult in its own right.  But when your child doesn’t eat well, mom’s naturally worry.  Danielle’s first daughter was an extremely picky eater and mealtimes were a constant stress.  Today her daughter is thriving and one of the most adventurous kids at the dinner table.

With qualifications in Holistic Nutrition and Children’s Feeding, Danielle knows firsthand how to transform picky eaters into healthy eaters.  Her evidence-based strategies & “Picky Eater Protocol” changed mealtimes forever for many families, including her own.  Danielle also has a special place in her heart for ‘little ones’ who are underweight – like her daughter – and offers programs to help them thrive.  Understanding the stress that comes with raising a picky eater, she is equally committed to helping moms achieve health and happiness.  So they too can start seeing motherhood in a bright and colourful way.  

You can read Danielle’s story and learn about her holistic programs for moms and “little ones” at www.daniellebinns.com.

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:22] Steph's updates

[5:45] Danielle Binns' bio

[7:25] Danielle's inspiring story about her picky eater

[16:10] How to know if your child is a picky eater, if it’s a phase, and when you need to address the issue

[17:45] The difference between “problem eaters” and "picky eaters”’

[20:32] How mom’s diet while pregnant and nursing influences taste preferences

[22:25] What “typical” eating looks like for a child

[24:10] A typical day of eating for Danielle’s kids

[29:00] The most common mistakes parents make with picky eaters

[34:20] Strategies for making healthy eating fun

[37:25] Outro

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  • www.daniellebinns.com
  • Free "Picky Eating" CheatsheetDanielle has created a special freebie for the Real Food Mama listeners which walks you through the 3 steps to fixing your daily mealtime routine which is one of the most common mistakes parents make with picky eaters.  You can find it here!
  • Danielle's Picky Eater ProtocolWe also wanted all the moms with picky eaters here to know that Danielle's 8 week online course called the Picky Eater Protocol - is relaunching in May.  What's so awesome about this program is that she provides a step-by-step solution to help your child eat better using evidence-based strategies.  The Picky Eater Protocol has changed mealtimes (and lives) for many families with picky eaters. If you're ready to turn your picky eater into a healthy eater, head over to www.daniellebinns.com/pickyeater to learn more.
  • FLOR tiles
  • ezpz Happy mat
  • Aglaée’s blog
  • Stephanie’s website
    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.

#032: Adrenal Fatigue for Tired Moms
47:03
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 47:03
#032: Adrenal Fatigue for Tired Moms

Join us as we discuss everything related to adrenal fatigue (or HPA axis dysfunction to be more precise). In this episode, Aglaée interviews registered dietitian and co-creator of My Paleo Rehab for Adrenal Fatigue Program Laura Schoenfeld. 

Learn what the HPA axis is and how it works in your body, see if you have some of the common signs and symptoms, discover easy ways to tweak your diet to better support your adrenals, which supplements to add and other simple but effective lifestyle strategies to have more energy to do everything real food mamas like us do to care for ourselves and all of our family! 

A lot of the info shared in this podcast might actually surprise you. Enjoy the listen! :)

 

Laura Schoenfeld's bio:

Laura Schoenfeld is a registered dietitian trained in functional medical nutrition therapy. She helps her clients identify and implement diet and lifestyle changes that will allow them to live their healthiest, fittest, symptom-free life, without being consumed by thoughts of food and exercise. She loves hikes with her dog, beach trips, live music, and heavy weight training. Find her at www.ancestralizeme.com.

Laura Schoenfeld, RD

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:57] Aglaée's updates

[3:55] Laura Schoenfeld's bio

[4:27] Adrenal fatigue and HPA axis dysfunction explained

[9:00] Signs and symptoms: do you have any of these?

[14:44] Why moms are more at risk of adrenal fatigue?

[18:52] Small but impactful changes for better adrenal health

[24:50] Why all moms need to eat more calories and carbs!

[30:33] Is meditation necessary (and realistic) for moms?

[35:20] Smart supplementation (including tips for pregnant and nursing mamas)

[42:05] Laura's adrenal fatigue program (My Paleo Rehab Program)

[47:02] Outro 

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

    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.  

#031: The first trimester
41:37
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 41:37
#031: The first trimester

We have exciting news for you! Join us to hear the special news and listen to our topic of the week, the first trimester.

In this episode, we share our stories about navigating the emotional and physical challenges associated with the first trimester. You'll hear us discuss the struggles we faced, what we did to overcome the symptoms (morning sickness and fatigue), and additional challenges for moms of multiples.

We also provide a few words of wisdom as well as suggestions on what we would do differently for future babies. If you're a mama-to-be, are currently in your first trimester, or enjoy reminiscing about your pregnancy, you'll enjoy this one!

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:52] Steph's Updates

[5:15] Aglaee's Updates

[8:26] Steph's First Trimester Story (first baby)

[15:15] Steph's First Trimester Story (second baby)

[23:35] Aglaee's First Trimester Story

[37:00] Things we would do differently in the first trimester

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Shownotes:

    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.  

#030: A Natural Approach to Fertility
46:10
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 46:10
#030: A Natural Approach to Fertility

In this episode, Stephanie interviews Bridgit Danner to talk about natural approaches to fertility such as acupuncture, chiropractic work, herbs, nutrition, and more! Bridgit also opens up and shares her struggle with postpartum depression and what helped her get through it. If you're interested in learning about holistic therapies, this is the show for you!

Have you used any of these alternative treatments while trying to conceive or while you were pregnant? Was this episode helpful? Let us know in the comments below or reach us on our Facebook page.

Bridgit Danners’s bio:

Bridgit Danner runs an online women’s health community called Women’s Wellness Collaborative.  Through this community, she interviews experts in women's health through blogs, videos, podcasts and online summits.

Bridgit Danner practiced Chinese Medicine for nearly 12 years and has performed over 12,000 treatments. She is also a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner.  She has worked extensively in the fertility field, and has worked with many professional women in helping them find health within their busy lives.

Bridgit became passionate about women’s health after her own postpartum health crisis.  With the help of life coaching, holistic nutrition, functional medicine and whole food cooking, she was able to recover from postpartum depression, epstein barr virus and adrenal dysregulation.  She loves to share the tools and skills she’s learned, along with the tools of other experts, to help women everywhere find the energy and balance they crave.

Bridgit Danner talks about natural approaches to fertility!

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:07] Bridgit Danner’s bio

[2:08] Steph’s updates

[5:45] Bridgit's story 

[6:52] Bridgit's recovery from postpartum depression

[10:40] Natural approaches that help women improve their chances of conceiving

[14:45] How acupuncture can help moms with fertility and pregnancy

[23:30]How chiropractic work can help moms with fertility and pregnancy

[27:15] Herbs and supplements that may be helpful for fertility and pregnancy

[30:00] Bridgit's top tips for breastfeeding success

[37:15] Bridgit's diet philosophy

[28:30] 5 action steps moms can take to improve their chances of conceiving 

[43:45] Where to find more information about Bridgit and her upcoming hormones summit 

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Shownotes:

www.bridgitdanner.com

Free, online Women's Wellness Summit: Hormones!

 

#029: Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss
45:59
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 45:59
#029: Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss

In this episode, Stephanie interviews Brittany Randolph to talk about the options women have while going through a pregnancy loss, what bereavement doulas do, what physical, mental, and emotional changes happen when going through a loss, how a woman's partner grieves, helpful and hurtful things to do and say to someone going through a loss, resources for moms going through a loss, and more!

Brittany Randolph’s bio:

Brittany Randolph is trained and certified through Stillbirthday as a birth and bereavement doula. She is also trained and certified through DONA  as a birth doula and is a Lamaze trained Childbirth Educator. Brittany is also certified with AFPA as a prenatal and postnatal personal trainer.

She has a passion for helping women, especially in the areas of pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care. She is married to her best friend and husband since 2010, and has 2 daughters who are the lights of their lives.

Brittany has given birth 3 times, and has suffered 6 losses. Her birth experiences include natural birth, epidural,induction and Pitocin augmentation, so she can empathize with women in various labor situations.

As a doula she runs her business by the philosophy of “A doula for every woman who wants one.” This means she is available for all types of birth scenarios, including natural, intervention-free births,water births, VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) births, epidural births, home births and c-section births and every birth in between.

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:15] Steph’s updates

[3:08] Brittany Randolph’s bio

[5:45] What got Brittany interested in doula work

[9:30] What is a bereavement doula?

[12:25] How bereavement doulas work with moms

[14:45] The different types of pregnancy loss

[16:37] The postpartum period after pregnancy loss

[19:22] Brittany's philosophy on why pregnancy loss happens

[22:05] What moms experience when going through a loss and how partners grieve

[25:45] The different types of grief

[28:30] How to help moms heal

[31:05] What to say and not to say to moms going through loss

[34:45] Ways to help support moms dealing with loss

[40:15] Where to find more about Brittany and how to work with a bereavement doula

Shownotes:

http://www.beyondthebump.biz/

www.stillbirthday.com

Book: Unspeakable Losses

Book: A Gift of Time

Book: Empty Arms

 

 

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.

#028: Fearless Fermentation for the Whole Family
37:22
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 37:22
#028: Fearless Fermentation for the Whole Family

Join us as we discuss how to improve your health with fermented foods, which include sauerkraut, kombucha, kefir, kimchi and yogurt.

In this episode, Aglaée interviews Sarah Ramsden and talk about what fermented foods are, how they can benefit your whole family and how to overcome your fear of making your own fermented foods. We also cover the safety of fermented foods for pregnant women, little ones and the whole family.

Which fermented foods have you tasted? And have you ever tried fermenting foods at home? Let us know in the comments below or reach us on our facebook page.

 

Sarah Ramsden's bio:

Sarah Ramsden is a Personal Coach and Nutritionist who believes that taking control of your health, is like a gateway drug for taking control of the rest of your life.

She is obsessed with fermented foods, and is the creator of “Fearless Fermentation”, where she provides online fermentation classes for beginners that dispel myths, and break through the worry of things going moldy. Her goal is to get fermented foods back on the dinner table as an everyday condiment.

In her work as a personal coach, she works with women who’ve won the battle with major health issues, but are left feeling like an imposter in their own life: out of place, everywhere they used to feel at home. Coached by a brain tumour survivor who’s been EXACTLY where they are, Sarah helps her clients stop wondering if they’re making the most of their second chance, and turn it into the most exciting and meaningful time of their life.

Sarah Ramsden talks about Fearless Fermentation!

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:30] Aglaée's updates

[3:28] Sarah Ramsden's bio

[4:55] What got Sarah interested in fermented foods

[8:02] Fermentation vs rotting vs probiotics: what is the difference?

[13:44] List of foods that we can ferment at home

[15:15] The easiest ferment you should try first

[17:40] Differences between homemade vs store-bought sauerkraut

[19:55] Safety of fermented foods for pregnant women, babies and kids

[25:00] Benefits of fermented foods

[26:20] How to add fermented foods on your plate (and how much)

[27:27] Who should NOT have fermented foods

[29:30] Top 3 most important steps to improve your digestive health

[31:02] Most common mistake when trying to improve gut health

[32:56] Health hero of the year and post-recovery coaching

[34:57] Where to find more about Sarah

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Shownotes:

    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.

#027: Q&A episode
45:52
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 45:52
#027: Q&A episode

Join us as we answer your questions! Aglaée and Stephanie reunite for this special Q&A episode. We may surprise you with some of our answers!

We discuss whether or not sushi is safe to eat while pregnant, things you can do to prepare (both mentally and physically) for a VBAC, and what babies supplies you actually need versus what society tells you that you need.

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:12] Steph's Updates

[6:12] Aglaée's Updates

[14:20] Question #1: Is sushi okay to eat while you're pregnant?

[20:40] Question #2: What are the best ways to prepare (mentally and physically) for a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean)?

[29:15] Question #3: What baby supplies do you actually need versus what society tells you that you need?

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Shownotes:

  • https://paleomag.wufoo.com/forms/z1gfa3te0l6q8tl/
  • http://www.mamanatural.com/vbac/
  • http://www.ican-online.org/
  • https://mamas.whole30.com/products-we-love/
  • http://rockyourhormones.com/products/
  • http://realfoodmamaspodcast.com/2016/01/19/026-body-image-for-moms/
  • http://www.Kellymom.com
  • http://www.acog.org/Resources-And-Publications/Practice-Bulletins/Committee-on-Practice-Bulletins-Obstetrics/Vaginal-Birth-After-Previous-Cesarean-Delivery
  • http://www.motherisk.org/prof/updatesDetail.jsp?content_id=925
    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.

#026: Body Image for Moms
55:00
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 55:00
#026: Body Image for Moms

Join us in this episode where we discuss body image for moms with body image coach Summer Innanen.

Find out why moms are under such pressure to look a certain way and how to surround yourself with more positive messaging, how to find internal validation for your worthiness, how to stop comparing yourself, whether you should get rid of your scale and how to make time for self-care in your life for the betterment of yourself and your whole family.

Summer Innanen's bio:

Summer Innanen is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and Body Image Coach, specializing in helping women break free of chronic dieting. She helps women all over the world to ditch their diet demons, amp up their confidence, and break free of deprivation and guilt through her private and group coaching at summerinnanen.com.

She is the best-selling author of Body Image Remix: Embrace your body and unleash the fierce confident woman within and creator of the 21 Step Body Image Remix, a life-changing 21 day program that helps women to build unabashed body confidence.

She is the host of Fearless Rebelle Radio, a podcast dedicated to empowering women to live life on their own terms.

You can get her free 10-day body confidence makeover at summerinnanen.com/freebies.

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:11] Aglaee's updates

[5:00] Summer's bio

[7:14] Interview begins!

[7:35] The best weight-loss diet in 2016!

[10:58] How to deal with the contradictory messages around us

[14:50] How to surround yourself with a more positive environment

[17:20] Body image during pregnancy vs the fourth trimester

[19:25] Getting rid of your scale?

[26:00] How to find worthiness from within rather than looking for external validation

[28:48] Self-care for moms for the betterment of everyone in your life!

[35:23] The myth of balance

[38:44] How to be who you are without comparing yourself

[42:10] Stop staying just, sorry, think, try and actually!

[46:33] Summer's 3 top tips to improve your body image today

[50:50] Where to find Summer and her awesome resources

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Shownotes:

Summer in the social medias:

Your homeworks:

  • Make a list of what makes you worthy
  • Make a list of what is more important to you than external validation

Instagram accounts to follow:

Other:

 

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.

#025: Natural Birth in the Hospital: Part 2
31:35
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 31:35
#025: Natural Birth in the Hospital: Part 2

Join us as we talk about how to have a natural birth in the hospital!

In this episode, Stephanie interviews Cori Gentry, a certified childbirth educator, to discuss how to have a more “natural birth” in the hospital.

Women have a wide range of options when it comes to where they want to give birth and who they want on their birth team. Ultimately, the best choice is whatever mom and her family feel comfortable with.

We’ve talked about home births on past episodes, so today we want to open up the conversation and discuss hospital births. If a woman wants to have a natural birth, but feels more comfortable in the hospital, there are a few important things she needs to keep in mind.

This episode will help you feel more educated and empowered in the hospital whether or not a natural birth is your end goal.

 

 

Cori Gentry’s bio:

Cori Gentry is the owner of Birth Chemistry Birth Classes and is a certified Birth Boot Camp natural childbirth educator and an Evidence Based Birth instructor. She offers 10 week natural childbirth classes, 6 week home birth preparation classes, and Evidence Based Birth workshops.

Through the stories of her mother and family members Cori grew up believing that natural birth was normal. After studying Early Childhood Education at California State Monterey Bay, she became a childcare provider in 2005 and was surprised by how common cesareans and epidurals were among her clients. No one seemed to believe natural birth was achievable, and her hopes for a natural birth were often met with “You’ll be begging for drugs!”

Cori married the pop punk rocker of her dreams in 2007, and on Valentine’s Day 2009 Eric and Cori were thrilled to find that we were pregnant. They immediately sought a comprehensive natural childbirth class and when they discovered there were none in the area, she knew she would someday offer one.

Cori and Eric now have four sons, Milo is 6, Ashley is 4, Indiana is 2, and Everett turns one today (Dec 22). Her births have been very different. She has birthed at 38 weeks and after 42 weeks, at three different local hospitals and at home, with doctors and midwives, medicated and natural.

Advocating for options and safety in childbirth is something Cori lives daily. She is the President of the Birth Network of Monterey County, Co-Leader of the International Cesarean Awareness Networks (ICAN) of Monterey County, and on the Board of Directors for Improving Birth. Cori’s website is birthchemistry.com.

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:14] Steph’s Updates

[3:08] Cori Gentry’s biography

[5:12] Why childbirth education is so important and what to look for in a class

[15:00] Important considerations when creating a birth plan

[22:23] Informed consent and women's rights during childbirth

[25:35] Strategies to be more comfortable in the hospital

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

SHOWNOTES:

  1. www.birthchemistry.com
  2. http://www.corigentry.com/birth-classes.html
  3. www.birthnetworkofmonterey.com
  4. www.improvingbirth.org
  5. http://birthmonopoly.com/allowed/

 

 

#024: Natural Birth in the Hospital: Part 1
38:37
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 38:37
#024: Natural Birth in the Hospital: Part 1

In this episode, Stephanie interviews Cori Gentry, a certified childbirth educator, to discuss how to have a more “natural birth” in the hospital.

Women have a wide range of options when it comes to where they want to give birth and who they want on their birth team. Ultimately, the best choice is whatever mom and her family feel comfortable with.

We’ve talked about home births on past episodes, so today we want to open up the conversation and discuss hospital births. If a woman wants to have a natural birth, but feels more comfortable in the hospital, there are a few important things she needs to keep in mind.

This episode will help you feel more educated and empowered in the hospital whether or not a natural birth is your end goal.

 

Cori Gentry's bio:

Cori Gentry is the owner of Birth Chemistry Birth Classes and is a certified Birth Boot Camp natural childbirth educator and an Evidence Based Birth instructor. She offers 10 week natural childbirth classes, 6 week home birth preparation classes, and Evidence Based Birth workshops.Through the stories of her mother and family members Cori grew up believing that natural birth was normal. After studying Early Childhood Education at California State Monterey Bay, she became a childcare provider in 2005 and was surprised by how common cesareans and epidurals were among her clients. No one seemed to believe natural birth was achievable, and her hopes for a natural birth were often met with "You'll be begging for drugs!"Cori married the pop punk rocker of her dreams in 2007, and on Valentine's Day 2009 Eric and Cori were thrilled to find that we were pregnant. They immediately sought a comprehensive natural childbirth class and when they discovered there were none in the area, she knew she would someday offer one.Cori and Eric now have four sons, Milo is 6, Ashley is 4, Indiana is 2, and Everett turns one today (Dec 22). Her births have been very different. She has birthed at 38 weeks and after 42 weeks, at three different local hospitals and at home, with doctors and midwives, medicated and natural. 

Advocating for options and safety in childbirth is something Cori lives daily. She is the President of the Birth Network of Monterey County, Co-Leader of the International Cesarean Awareness Networks (ICAN) of Monterey County, and on the Board of Directors for Improving Birth. Cori’s website is birthchemistry.com.

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:25] Steph's Updates

[3:12] Cori Gentry's biography

[5:42] The history of obstetrics and why things are they way they are today

[13:45] Differences between an OB and a midwife (training, philosophy on birth, etc.)

[19:20] Differences between the medical model of care and the midwifery model of care

[24:25] Tips for having a natural hospital birth 

[31:05] What a doula is and why you should consider getting one

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

SHOWNOTES:

  1. https://rebelhealthtribe.com/
  2. www.birthchemistry.com
  3. http://www.corigentry.com/birth-classes.html
  4. www.birthnetworkofmonterey.com
  5. www.improvingbirth.org

#023: Natural Remedies for Kids
34:11
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 34:11
#023: Natural Remedies for Kids

Join us as we talk about natural remedies for kids!

In this episode, Aglaée continue interviewing her birth doula and naturopathic doctor, Dr. Shivaune Wright, to learn more about natural ways to care for your little ones and the whole family.

We discuss natural remedies for:

  • colds & flus,
  • bumps & bruises,
  • cuts & scratches,
  • diaper rash,
  • gut bug, and
  • constipation.

We also have an important discussion about the role of fever that you will not want to miss!

Be prepared to learn a lot and make sure you grab your pen and notebook to take notes on how to build your own natural medicine cabinet.

Dr Shivaune Wright's bio:

Dr Shivaune Wright is a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, and Birth Doula, registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Naturopathy from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, a rigorous 4-year full-time program, as well as an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Dr Wright has a general family practice in Ajax and East Toronto, with an interest in pregnancy & postpartum health, pediatrics, hormonal disturbances, stress management, digestive and immune health, detoxification, weight management, fertility. She is an active member of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors.

When she’s not furthering her knowledge of Naturopathic Medicine through courses and workshops, and working with patients in the clinic, Shivaune can be found raising her two young boys, experimenting in the kitchen, with dirty hands in the garden, traveling, biking, doing yoga and reading. She lives with her partner and their two children in the east end of Toronto.

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] intro

[5:10] start of part 2 of our interview with Dr Shivaune Wright

[5:39] colds & flus

[12:38] the benefits of fever and when to consult your doctor

[21:26] bumps & bruises

[23:25] cuts & scratches

[25:25] diaper rash

[27:20] gut bug

[28:55] constipation

[31:51] where to find Dr. Shivaune Wright

[33:19] outro

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

SHOWNOTES:

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.

#22: Natural ways to boost your family's immunity
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#22: Natural ways to boost your family's immunity

Join us as we talk about natural ways to boost your family's immunity! In this episode, Aglaée interviews her birth doula, Dr. Shivaune Wright, and discuss how the immune system works and what we can do to boost our immunity using foods and other natural strategies to keep the whole family healthy this winter and all year round.

Dr Shivaune Wright's bio:

Dr Shivaune Wright is a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, and Birth Doula, registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Naturopathy from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, a rigorous 4-year full-time program, as well as an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Dr Wright has a general family practice in Ajax and East Toronto, with an interest in pregnancy & postpartum health, pediatrics, hormonal disturbances, stress management, digestive and immune health, detoxification, weight management, fertility. She is an active member of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors.

When she’s not furthering her knowledge of Naturopathic Medicine through courses and workshops, and working with patients in the clinic, Shivaune can be found raising her two young boys, experimenting in the kitchen, with dirty hands in the garden, traveling, biking, doing yoga and reading. She lives with her partner and their two children in the east end of Toronto.

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] intro

[3:23] Dr. Shivaune Wright's ]bio

[5:11] apologies for the sound quality!

[5:47] start of the interview

[6:44] how the immune system works

[10:00] nutrition tips to boost immunity

[15:11] the link between the gut and immunity  

[19:46] the role of food sensitivities

[20:50] probiotics and fermented foods!

[23:14] breastfeeding

[24:00] stress and your immune system

[27:05] castor oil tummy rubs

[29:50] vitamin D and omega-3 fats

[31:54] outro

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

SHOWNOTES:

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.

#021: Postpartum Weight Loss
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#021: Postpartum Weight Loss

Join us as we talk about postpartum weight loss! Stephanie and Aglaée understand the physical, mental, and emotional struggles surrounding postpartum body image and weight. Every mom is different and will experience this transition in their own unique way. 

On this episode, we break down myths about breastfeeding and weight loss, discuss hormonal implications for weight loss, share our personal stories, and provide strategies for healthy postpartum weight loss.

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[3:00] Stephanie's updates

[7:40] Aglaée's updates

[11:05] Intro to postpartum hormones

[17:30] Stephanie's story on postpartum weight loss

[25:05] Aglaée's story on postpartum weight loss

[33:20] 5 strategies for healthy postpartum weight loss

 

SHOWNOTES:

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.

#020 - Co-sleeping
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#020 - Co-sleeping

Join Stephanie Greunke, MS, RD and Aglaée Jacob, MS, RD as they share their latest updates and adventures with co-sleeping. 

If you're feeling alone in your struggle to get sleep as a new mom or are second-guessing your choice to co-sleep, you won't want to miss this episode. Stephanie and Aglaée discuss their personal struggles and experimentation with various infant sleep methods. You'll learn sleep strategies that work the best for them, which result in less tears and more sleep for the entire family. 

TIMESTAMPS

[0:00] Intro

[2:23] Steph's Updates

[10:30] Aglaée's Updates

[21:00] Steph's baby sleep story

[33:30] Aglaée's baby sleep story

#019- Elimination Communication (EC or Infant Potty Training) with Andrea Olson
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2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 54:09
#019- Elimination Communication (EC or Infant Potty Training) with Andrea Olson

Join us in this episode as we learn more about EC (Elimination Communication) or infant potty training. Did you know that children are now in diapers until the age of 36-38 months today while they used to be potty trained before the age of 18 months back in 1957? Elimination communication is a gentle way to help your baby and toddler not only learn about how to get rid of diapers more quickly but most importantly to empower him or her to better communicate about the basic need to eliminate. Listen to our interview with Andrea Olson, a mom of 3 and an expert on the topic, to see how you can incorporate EC in your life.

Andrea Olson's bio: Andrea Olson, M.A., is a pioneer in helping parents reduce diaper dependence with any age child or baby, from birth through toddlerhood. She has her Master’s Degree in Psychology and presently lives in Asheville, NC, with her husband and children. She is author of three books: Go Diaper Free, a simple handbook for elimination communication for 0-18 month babies, The Tiny Potty Training Book, a simple guide to non-coercive potty training for toddlers 18 months and up, and the new Tiny Potty board book for children 6 months and up. She also created and sells a line of small children's underwear to support EC and early toilet training, called Tiny Undies.

Learn about EC with Andrea Olson

TIMESTAMPS

[2:09] Aglaée's updates

[7:57] Andrea Olson's bio

[8:58] Introduction to EC (Elimination Communication)

[11:40] Andrea's EC experiences with her 3 babies

[18:04] Pottying in the past and other cultures

[20:54] What does it mean to be potty independent and potty trained?

[22:25] Average age for children to be potty trained nowadays

[23:32] Best age to start potty training

[24:38] Average potty trained age in 1957 before commercial diapers

[25:35] How EC and potty training differ with age(0-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months vs 18+ months)

[28:45] How to fit EC in your busy schedule and doing EC part-time

[29:49] How EC is an integral part of parenting and life for Andrea

[33:30] Aglaée's difficulties with EC following a move and baby getting mobile (potty pauses, how to get back into a routine with EC and how to avoid teaching toddlers to pee on the floor)

[40:35] Recent rant from Andrea about how diapers shouldn't be used as a wearable toilet

[47:10] Cloth vs disposable diapers as back-up for EC families

[49:45] Andrea's website, books and podcast about going diaper free

[53:15] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

SHOWNOTES

#018: Diastasis Recti, Core, and Pelvic Floor with Wendy Powell from the MuTu System
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2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 41:27
#018: Diastasis Recti, Core, and Pelvic Floor with Wendy Powell from the MuTu System

Core and pelvic floor health is something that is often not considered during their pregnancy; however, during the postpartum period mom’s may notice that they still look pregnant, experience a little leaking when laughing or working out, or have pain in their back or lower body. It’s really important to address these issues to feel your very best! Wendy breaks down this complex topic and provides practical tips and inspiration. This is a must listen for pregnant women and women in the postpartum. Even if you don’t think you’re dealing with core or pelvic floor issues, you’ll want to tune into to understand how you can reduce or prevent problems in the future. We know you’ll love Wendy’s positive and empowering message!

 

Wendy’s Bio: 

Wendy is an expert in postpartum and postpregnancy exercise, and after working with thousands of women who suffer from Mummy Tummy (aka pregnancy belly and weak pelvic floor), she realized how misinformed most of them were, specifically when it came to exactly how their abdominal muscles change as a result of pregnancy. Which is why helping women to not only look and feel fabulous, but also to be strong, pain-free, supple and fully functional, continues to be her inspiration and motivation. Medically endorsed MuTu System is a 12-week program with a whole-body approach to alignment that can help help all moms, new and old, rebuild a foundation for a strong core with natural activation, a healthy pelvic floor, and will get them on the road to achieving their pre-baby body.

Wendy Powell talks about diastasis recti, core, and pelvic floor health.

TIMESTAMPS:

[1:09] Stephanie’s Updates

[2:45] Wendy’s Introduction

[4:10] Wendy’s Story + Why she created the MuTu System

[7:30] Why core and pelvic floor problems are so prevalent

[8:55] Why you need to approach healing through a whole body approach vs. focusing on a few core exercises

[9:55] What diastasis recti is

[14:19] Why hernia surgeries may not work

[14:40] What exercises are safe and which are best to avoid

[18:30] How soon after birth can moms safely begin working on their core 

[20:05] The differences between what is common and what is normal. The deal with urinary incontinence postpartum.

[22:40] Diastasis recti and future pregnancies

[24:40] What tailbone pressure and pain could be a sign of and a simple step to help it

[29:08 ] Wendy’s top tips for healing the core and pelvic floor

[37:08] Info about the MuTu System

SHOWNOTES:

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

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.

#017: PCOS with Stefani Ruper
52:25
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 52:25
#017: PCOS with Stefani Ruper

Join us in this episode as we learn more about PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), one of the most prevalent hormonal imbalances and top cause of infertility and subfertility in women. This interview with Stefani Ruper from Paleo for Women will help you better understand what PCOS is, how to determine your personal PCOS type, the optimal way to eat with PCOS, how to balance your hormones naturally, if PCOS is reversible and the 3 top strategies to manage your PCOS symptoms and boost your fertility.

Stefani Ruper's bio: Stefani Ruper is the author of the best-selling paleo women’s health manifesto Sexy by Nature: The Whole Foods Solution to Radiant Health, Lifelong Sex Appeal and Soaring Confidence. She is the voice behind the Paleo for Women blog and The Paleo Women Podcast. Stefani holds degrees from Dartmouth College and Boston University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in philosophy at Oxford University in Oxford, England.

Stefani Ruper talks about PCOS

TIMESTAMPS

[1:28] Stephanie's update

[6:10] Aglaée's update

[9:05] What is PCOS? - Signs, symptoms and diagnosis

[12:53] Risks of PCOS (in both overweight and normal-weight women!)

[16:16] The 4 main types of PCOS

[22:22] Natural ways to balance estrogen levels (high and low)

[26:22] Optimal way to eat with PCOS

[29:16] Menu example for PCOS

[32:00] Tracking calories and macronutrients

[35:41] Pregnancy and PCOS

[38:35] Is PCOS curable or reversible?

[41:22] Stefani's top 3 strategies for women with PCOS

[44:44] The connection between digestive health and PCOS

[46:09] Details about Stefani's website, books and programs

[51:30] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

SHOWNOTES

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.

 

#016: Making Baby/Toddler Food Fun and Easy with Rochelle Serna
53:18
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 53:18
#016: Making Baby/Toddler Food Fun and Easy with Rochelle Serna

Join us as we talk about fun, simple and creative way to nourish you baby and toddler. In this episode, we discuss food introduction, the differences between feeding an infant and a toddler, fun feeding products, tips and tricks for dining out, preventing fussy eaters and Rochelle's 3 top tips for successful infant & toddler feeding. For more about Baby-Led Weaning, we also suggest you have a listen to episode 014.

Rochelle's bio: Rochelle Serna is a nutritional therapist with a background in child & family development. She combines ancestral nutrition, the newest science, & a holistic approach to provide nourishing tools for natural fertility, pregnancy, & healthy babies.

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

Shownotes

Rochelle's mama manifesto:

I'm not sure why people insist on telling me that I'm denying my son experiences, or that he'll sneak candy & junk food behind my back as soon as he's old enough to do so (saying it in a tone to hurt me?). By educating & implementing healthy eating practices with my son I am not depriving him. In fact, I'm giving him a gift. Not only will he be set up with the building blocks for a lifetime of health, but he will be able to make informed & educated choices about the food he eats & the way that he cares for his body for the rest of his life. He will have many, many wonderful experiences. He will taste many incredible foods. He will be given autonomy to choose what he wants to eat & do, & I will have the knowledge that he is not doing so blindly.

 

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.

 

#015: Gestational Diabetes with Lily Nichols
01:06:24
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#015: Gestational Diabetes with Lily Nichols

Join us as we discuss everything about gestational diabetes with Lily Nichols. In this episode, you'll learn about what it is, if you're at risk, the screening options, nutritional ketosis, why the conventional nutritional guidelines for gestational diabetes fail and how to eat to prevent and better control gestational diabetes. Don't miss out on this very important information because your blood sugar levels have a tremendous impact over your health and that of your baby. Be sure to share this podcast episode with any of your pregnant friends to raise awareness about the most effective and natural method to manage gestational diabetes.

Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist and Certified Pilates Instructor whose approach to nutrition embraces real food, integrative medicine, and mindfulness. Her popular blog, www.PilatesNutritionist.com, explores a variety of topics related to real food nutrition, digestive health, and pregnancy. Lily's book (and online program of the same name), Real Food for Gestational Diabetes, is the first to advocate for a nutrient-dense, lower carb diet for managing gestational diabetes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Welcome & Updates

[8:06] What is Gestational Diabetes

[9:05] Carbohydrate Intolerance and Insulin Resistance

[9:52] Who's at risk?

[15:24] Why the conventional nutrition approach for gestational diabetes doesn't work?

[21:31] Where does the mysterious 175 g of carbohydrates come from?

[26:12] Fear of fat in the medical community

[29:55] Screening Options for Gestational Diabetes

[35:41] Declining the test and possible consequences

[39:45] Is drinking the orange sugary drink dangerous during pregnancy?

[45:10] Nutritional Ketosis in Pregnancy

[52:47] Healthy Real Food Diet for Gestational Diabetes

[55:09] Sample Meal Plans for Gestational Diabetes

[57:50] 3 Top Strategies for Women with Gestational Diabetes (and women wanting to prevent it!)

[1:01:01] Online Gestational Diabetes Course with Lily

[1:05:30] Outro

Shownotes:

 

#014: Baby-Led Weaning with Dr. Salib-Huber
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#014: Baby-Led Weaning with Dr. Salib-Huber

Join us as we discuss baby-led weaning and answer your questions about infant feeding! You'll find out when the best time is to introduce food, the benefits of baby-led weaning over traditional pureed food, the best first foods and foods to avoid, the science of and how to deal with choking and gagging, introducing allergens, how much to feed, how to manage solid intake with breastfeeding and formula, and more! Whether you are still waiting on introducing solid food or are currently introducing solids to your baby, you won't want to miss this informative and entertaining discussion!

TIMESTAMP:

Steph’s Updates [1:02]

Aglaée’s Updates [7:28]

Dr. Salib-Huber’s Bio [8:50]

What is baby-led weaning [10:30]

When is a baby ready for solid food? [11:45]

Gut maturity in babies [19:40]

Benefits of baby-led weaning [22:14]

Choking and gagging [28:22]

Best first foods [34:48]

Foods to avoid/allergens [43:01] 

Overfeeding/Underfeeding [49:00]

Baby-led weaning and nursing [51:25]

 BIO: Dr. Jennifer Salib-Huber's 

Dr. Jennifer Salib-Huber is a naturopathic doctor and registered dietitian who has been in practice since 2004.  She works with patients of all ages, and especially loves working with women and children. While getting ready to introduce solids to her eldest daughter in 2008, she stumbled on Baby Led Weaning and successfully used the method to introduce all three of her children to food. She has facilitated workshops in Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, since 2010 and loves introducing parents to this “real food” method of food introduction.

SHOWNOTES:

 

#013: Fertility with Dr. Cabeca
54:22
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#013: Fertility with Dr. Cabeca

Join us as we talk to Dr. Anna Cabeca, an expert in women’s health and functional medicine, about fertility! We discuss what fertility/infertility means and signs to look out for, why we are seeing so much infertility, things the partner can do to increase his fertility, aging and fertility, stress and infertility, how to talk to someone struggling with infertility, and a whole lot more! You’ll learn valuable tips, supplements ideas, and changes you can make to your lifestyle TODAY to have a healthy baby.

Dr. Cabeca's bio:

Dr. Anna Cabeca is an expert in Women’s health and Functional Medicine. She is an Emory University trained, board certified Gynecologist and Obstetrician, and board certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. She specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and natural alternatives for optimal aging and high performance.

Dr. Cabeca’s years of experience in her private practice along with her own journey of transformation has placed her as one of the most in-demand speakers regarding restorative health, sexual health and anti-aging. She is a consultant and trainer for other physicians in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Functional Medicine Principles and creator of programs called  WomensRestorativeHealth.com, SexualCPR.com and SexyYoungerYou.com. Dr. Anna is also the creator of the highly physician recommended health drink MightyMaca.com

She has literally traveled around the world to find the best natural solutions in health.  Her belief is that the advantages of creating health and hormone balance not only improves our own health, but also improve the health of generations to follow.

Timestamps:

[0:27] Steph’s Updates

[3:58] Aglaée’s Updates

[5:35] Dr. Cabeca’s Biography

[7:27] What makes a woman fertile? What are signs that a woman is fertile or could possibly be subfertile?

[15:20]  Why are we seeing so much infertility/subfertility these days?

[16:50] How often is infertility an issue with the male partner? What are some things that could cause male infertility?

[20:51] How much truth is there to the saying that it's harder to get pregnant as you get older? 

[24:14] How much does stress contribute to infertility/subfertility?

[29:00] Top lifestyle, nutrition, and supplement tips for improving fertility 

[38:32] Top tips for improving fertility for the guys

[44:09] Miscarriages in first time moms

[46:08] How do you respectfully talk to someone struggling with fertility?

[50:00] Information about Dr. Cabeca’s programs and products (Mighty Maca, SexualCPR, Feel Fabulous, Oxytocin Quiz) 

Shownotes:

 

#012: Interview with Stacy Toth
39:38
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 39:38
#012: Interview with Stacy Toth

Join us to get many useful tips and wisdom from Stacy Toth, from the Paleo Parents. In this interview, you'll learn concrete ways to help transition your family to a real food based diet, how to eat real food while on the road, how to prioritize self-care even for moms and a few tips for breastfeeding moms. Please share your own tips and comments below, we'd love to hear from you!

[3:48] Transitioning the family to a real food based diet

[24:18] Eating real food on the road

[29:26] The importance of self-care for moms

[33:43] Tips for breastfeeding moms

Stacy’s bio

Husband and wife, Stacy Toth and Matthew McCarry blog together at the popular website, PaleoParents.com. They co-host and produce the top rated syndicated podcast, The Paleo View as well as authored bestselling cookbooks, Eat Like a Dinosaur, a recipe & guidebook for gluten-free kids, Beyond Bacon, Paleo Recipes that Respect the Whole Hog, and Real Life Paleo,Recipes, Meals, and Practical Tips That Follow an Easy Three-Phased Approach to Health as well as two eBooks: 3 Phase Paleo: Transition Your Family in Three Easy Steps and Paleo to Go: Meals & Snacks for Work, School and Travel! They and their award-winning recipes have been featured in several national publications, television, radio shows, podcasts and many sites online.

In addition to writing on topics related to paleo parenting, Stacy & Matt are well-known for their candor and openness in addressing topics related to having changed their whole family’s health with a paleo lifestyle. This includes living without a gallbladderdepressionthe auto-immune protocolstill being the fattest people in paleo after losing 200lbsbecoming a strong athlete after a lifetime of obesity, and everything in between. Stacy is also a competitive Strong Woman.

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

SHOWNOTES:

Books:

eBooks:

Online paleo shop:

disclaimerPlease 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.

 

#011: Interview with Dr. Alessandra Wall - The Thriving Parent
01:05:33
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#011: Interview with Dr. Alessandra Wall - The Thriving Parent

Join us as we talk to Dr. Alessandra Wall, a licensed clinical psychologist, who specializes in helping new parents not only survive, but THRIVE! If you’re feeling overbooked, underwhelmed, and out of focus you’ll enjoy Dr. Wall’s suggestions on how to create a more balanced, fulfilling life for you and your family.

Many people want balance, health and a sense of control over their lives, but aren’t sure where to start or what they should be focusing their efforts and time on. Busy business owners and entrepreneurs who are struggling to juggle personal, familial and professional roles, and parents who are trying to define their needs while taking care of their families will gain a ton of insight and wisdom from this episode!

Alessandra’s Bio:

Alessandra Wall, Ph.D. is the Owner of Life in Focus Coaching. She is a wife, mother, Life coach, psychologist, CrossFit Coach and the Board Chair of Empower Charter School. Dr. Wall believes that life should be about thriving, not just getting by. She practices out of San Diego, Calif., and coaches working professionals and parents to find what is right for them and build the life they want to live. For more, visit http://www.lifeinfocussd.com.

Stephanie’s Updates [1:06]

Aglaée’s Updates [6:05]

Dr. Alessandra’s Biography [7:42] 

What it means to THRIVE as a new parent versus survive. [9:05]

Why is parenting so tricky? [11:54]

Dr. Wall’s thoughts on attachment parenting. [16:26]

Ways to make the transition to parenthood more smooth. [19:19]

Ways to build a community if you don’t have family around. [23:13]

Why have we become so out of touch with our needs. [29:15]

How to figure out what you need. The practice of doing “nothing.” [35:20]

What do you do if you don’t know what your needs are? [39:30]

What can we do to not feel guilty about taking time for ourself. [45:32]

How does Dr. Alessandra Wall create balance in her life. [50:42]

 

Actionable steps moms can take to create balance and live their ideal life. [54:40]

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

SHOWNOTES:

#010: Our 7 favorite superfoods for supermoms!
49:06
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 49:06
#010: Our 7 favorite superfoods for supermoms!

Join us as we discuss our favorite superfoods for all of you supermoms! These foods are nutritional rockstars for nearly everyone, but especially for those wanting to become pregnant, are pregnant, or are nourishing their body with real food to help heal postpartum. We're sure you can probably guess one or two of these superfoods, but we've added some that you will definitely not find in the standard pregnancy nutrition books! Hopefully at least some of these foods will soon become new, delicious additions to your current diet!

Listen in to hear our 7 superfood suggestions, recipe ideas, and ways we personally enjoy them in our diet! Then, let us know how you enjoy them through the comments section on our website!

Find us at RealFoodMamasPodcast.com

SHOWNOTES:

#009: Q&A episode: thyroid health, food sensitivities & snack ideas (grain-free, dairy-free and nut-free)
41:39
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 41:39
#009: Q&A episode: thyroid health, food sensitivities & snack ideas (grain-free, dairy-free and nut-free)

Join the Real Food Mamas on our second Q&A episode where we answer your questions about thyroid health in the postpartum period, food sensitivities in kids, and real food snack ideas.

[0:52] Steph’s Updates

[2:58] Aglaée’s Updates

[5:38] Question #1: Can you discuss hormonal imbalances and Hashimoto’s that manifests postpartum and what to do about it? 

[20:02] Question #2: What do you do when your child becomes allergic to foods she used to enjoy? What can cause extreme highs/lows in my child’s behavior?

 [32:48] Question #3: What are healthy snack ideas that pack a lot of calories for nursing mamas following a real food diet?

SHOWNOTES:

#008: Q&A episode: safe teas, liver, sardines, tips to survive the 1st trimester, macro balance, and GBS testing
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#008: Q&A episode: safe teas, liver, sardines, tips to survive the 1st trimester, macro balance, and GBS testing

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they answer your questions this week with their first Q&A episode! 

We are happy to answer you questions about:

1. Favorite brands of tea, sardines, and ways to prepare liver

2. Tips for managing processed food cravings and the first trimester and macronutrient ranges in pregnancy

3. Group B-strep and natural prevention strategies

Stay tuned for lots more question/answer sessions in the episodes to come!

 [1:21] Steph’s Updates

[7:44] Aglaée’s Updates

[9:05] First Question: What are some ways to prepare liver? What are good types/brands of tea? What are your favorite brands of sardines?

[19:03] Second Question: How do you avoid processed foods during pregnancy? Any tips for managing the first trimester? How should your balance of carbs, fat, and protein look like during pregnancy especially if you follow the paleo diet?

[28:39] Third Question What are your thoughts/recommendations on Group B Strep? Besides a probiotic, is there anything else we can do diet-wise to treat and/or prevent it? Is there a specific strain of probiotic that might be more effective than others?

 

#007: Interview with Chris Kresser
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2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 49:28
#007: Interview with Chris Kresser

Join us on episode 7 where we interview Chris Kresser, a functional medicine practitioner. We discuss a fascinating theory about why preconception/prenatal health is so important, the best superfoods, supplements, and nutrients before and during pregnancy, the benefits of baby-led weaning versus pureed foods, the controversy regarding introducing allergenic foods early to avoid allergies later in life, and why self-care is so important for moms!

[0:00] Introduction of today’s guest, Chris Kresser

[1:00] Steph’s Updates

[3:24] Aglaée’s updates

[7:15] Chris Kresser’s Bio

[9:08] Developmental Origins Theory - Why nutrition is important before and during your pregnancy

[11:37] The most important foods/supplements to eat/take during pregnancy

[19:48] Risks/benefits of fish during pregnancy

[21:33] Starting solids: baby-led weaning vs. purees

[24:50] Chris’ thoughts on introducing allergenic foods to avoid allergies later in life

[26:33] Self-care tips for new moms

[28:10] Recommendations for child spacing 

[30:00] Info on Chris’ Healthy Baby Code program

[33:25] Steph + Aglaée: How to make liver palatable (recipes, tips/tricks)

[38:33] Steph + Aglaée: Our thoughts on child spacing

[41:09] Steph + Aglaée: Our thoughts on supplementation (favorite products)  

SHOWNOTES:

Stephanie's favorite supplements:

Aglaée's favorite supplements:

#006: Postpartum depression, mood, and anxiety disorders: Interview with Gail Root, a Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health Expert
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2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 51:28
#006: Postpartum depression, mood, and anxiety disorders: Interview with Gail Root, a Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health Expert

Join us on episode 6 as we talk openly with Gail Root, a pre and perinatal psychology and health expert, about what many moms really experience after childbirth. From the baby blues to postpartum psychosis, Gail helps us all understand what postpartum mood and anxiety disorders are, signs/symptoms to look out for, how friends/families can best help new moms, why these conditions are so under-diagnosed and under-treated, treatment options (including those suitable for breastfeeding women), and a ton of valuable resources!  

Please listen and share this episode with as many people as you can. You can help us increase the awareness of this issue and make sure moms get the support they deserve.

SHOWNOTES:

#005: The Postpartum Period (Part 2: The First Six Months)
52:43
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 52:43
#005: The Postpartum Period (Part 2: The First Six Months)

What are the first few months postpartum REALLY like? Steph and Aglaée get vulnerable and discuss their personal struggles, crazy thoughts, rollercoaster ride of emotions, and strategies for surviving the newborn phase and first few months. If you're a new mom, you'll resonate with the stories on this episode. If you're an expecting mom, you'll get a sense of what to expect. Join us as we share our eye-opening, humbling, real-life experiences.

[0:00] Recap on last episode and need for more information about postpartum depression and anxiety disorders on this podcast.

[1:32] Announce next show's expert, Gail Root, a pre & perinatal psychology and health expert.

[1:58] Fact of the day - Postpartum support in other countries.

[4:03] Aglaée's updates

[7:45] Steph's updates

[11:36] Listener feedback - breastfeeding struggles and support

[14:45] Aglaée's postpartum story

[34:48] Steph's postpartum story

 

SHOWNOTES:

And finally, here's a nice poem for you to enjoy

"The most difficult part of birth is the first year afterwards. It is the year of travail - when the soul of a woman must birth the mother inside her. The emotional labour pains of becoming a mother are far greater than the physical pangs of birth; these are the growing surges of your heart as it pushes out selfishness and fear and makes room for sacrifice and love. It is a private and silent birth of the soul, but it is no less holy than the event of childbirth, perhaps it is even more sacred."- Joy Kusek

#004: The Postpartum Period (Part 1: The First Month)
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2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 54:35
#004: The Postpartum Period (Part 1: The First Month)

Postpartum depression is an issue that isn’t often talked about because, let’s face it, it’s not glamorous. There is so much pressure and expectation to look like you have it all together as a new mom, especially with the popularity of social media.

In this episode, Steph and Aglaée tackle the myths and facts about postpartum depression, discuss their own experiences about surviving the first month, give tons of tips for dealing with postpartum depression and the postnatal period, and provide support for new moms who may be dealing with postpartum depression or those having trouble coping with the demands of being a new mom.

[1:00] - A listener’s successful hospital birth story

[8:00] - Postpartum depression facts and myths

[11:00] - Postpartum depression risk factors 

[14:00]  - Updates (6 month breastfeeding celebration, first foods)

[20:00] - Steph’s postpartum and first month story 

[29:00] - Aglaée’s postpartum and first month story

[38:00] - Steph’s tips for the first month

[48:00] - Aglaée’s tips for the first month

#003: Aglaée's Homebirth Story
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2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 41:19
#003: Aglaée's Homebirth Story

Have you ever been interested in having a homebirth? Are you curious about how homebirths work?

In this episode, Aglaée opens up and shares her story. You'll learn about her experience with becoming and being pregnant, her decision to have a homebirth, the process she had working with midwives, the importance of social support during pregnancy, delivery, and after birth, her entire birth story, and lots more! You'll hear her talk about just how hard it was and her strategies for dealing with health practitioners who don't share your values.

This epsiode provides listeners with an opportunity to get to know Aglaée as she opens up about her personal experiences and shares natural pregnancy/homebirth inspiration. 

Read more about her homebirth: http://realfoodmamaspodcast.com/2015/02/28/episode-003-aglaees-homebirth-story/

#002: Steph's Home Waterbirth Story
43:35
2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 43:35
#002: Steph's Home Waterbirth Story

Have you ever been interested in having a homebirth? Are you curious about how homebirths or waterbirths work?

In this episode, Steph opens up and shares her story. You'll learn about her experience with becoming and being pregnant, her decision to have a homebirth, the process she had working with midwives, the importance of social support during pregnancy, delivery, and after birth, her entire birth story, and lots more! You'll hear her talk about just how hard it was and her strategies for getting through the pain.

This epsiode provides listeners with an opportunity to get to know Steph as she opens up about her personal experiences and shares natural pregnancy/homebirth inspiration. 

 

Read more about her story and see pictures: http://realfoodmamaspodcast.com/2015/02/28/episode-002-stephanies-waterbirth-story/

#001: What is the Real Food Mamas podcast?
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2017-09-22 13:39:21 UTC 22:52
#001: What is the Real Food Mamas podcast?

In this first episode of Real Food Mamas podcast, Stephanie and Aglaée introduce themselves and share their own struggles with fertility. They discuss what the show will and will not be about, how the show will flow, future topics, and experts they will be interviewing. It's a must listen!

More info: http://realfoodmamaspodcast.com/

#69: Cesarean Recovery with Ali Miller, Part 1
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2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 29:06
#69: Cesarean Recovery with Ali Miller, Part 1

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!

Because our conversation was jam-packed with resources to support those planning or recovering from a cesarean birth, we decided to split the episode into two parts. That way, you'll be able to take in all of this great information without feeling overwhelmed (in a good way!).

Topics discussed in Part 1:

  • Ali's story
  • Her original birth plan and how that changed
  • How she managed the change in birth plan (emotionally, mentally, physically)
  • The differences between a gentle (or natural or family-centered) cesearean and a traditional cesarean

Topics discussed in Part 2:

  • Concerns of cesarean sections
  • How to address these concerns with a food-as-medicine, functional medicine approach
  • Considerations for mom and baby
  • Vaginal inoculation and supplements
  • Low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diets during pregnancy and nursing
  • How Ali feeds her toddler
  • Ali's practice, cookbook, and services

Ali's bio:

Ali Miller is an integrative functional medicine practitioner with a background in naturopathic medicine. She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, certified weight management specialist, recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in her field. Ali has a passion to create public awareness regarding the significant role diet plays in our overall health and believes everything we put in our body can contribute towards optimal health or dysfunction and disease.   Her Food-As-Medicine philosophy is supported by up-to-date scientific research for a functional approach to healing the body. Ali’s message has influenced millions through media with weekly television segments, corporate outreach and within the medical community, and named one of Houston's 50 most influential women of 2015. Ali’s expertise can be accessed through her website: www.alimillerRD.com offering a blog, podcasts, online learning, and access to her practice in Montrose, Naturally Nourished.

 

 

Enjoy the listen!

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#068: Goodbye Aglaée!
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2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 28:32
#068: Goodbye Aglaée!

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 updates about nursing / weaning, sleep, and her upcoming move.

Enjoy the listen!

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#067: Q&A [Pregnant + Nursing and "Getting Your Body Back"]
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2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 52:42
#067: Q&A [Pregnant + Nursing and "Getting Your Body Back"]

In this episode, Stephanie and Aglaée answer two of your questions! 

Topics discussed:

  • Maintaining your milk supply while pregnant
  • Concerns with galactagogues and nursing
  • Weaning 
  • Postpartum body image
  • Postpartum weight loss

Enjoy the listen!

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Shownotes:

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#066: Keto for Women with Leanne Vogel
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2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 54:03
#066: Keto for Women with Leanne Vogel

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!

Topics discussed:

  • Leanne's story
  • What makes her fat-fueled approach different than the traditional keto diet
  • The benefits of keto for women
  • Modifications for women
  • Considerations for pregnant and nursing moms
  • Who shouldn't do the keto diet
  • Biggest mistakes people make when they start a keto diet
  • How to start your keto journey
  • Supplements that may help you on your keto journey

Leanne's bio:

Leanne Vogel is the founder of Healthful Pursuit, best-selling author of over 11 health programs, host of The Keto Diet Podcast, author of the bestselling paperback, The Keto Diet, and the creator of Fat Fueled living - a holistic, paleo-friendly approach to a ketogenic, high-fat diet. She has been in the field of nutrition since receiving her holistic nutrition certification in 2007. Leanne shares free videos, podcasts, recipes and keto-friendly resources on her blog, healthfulpursuit.com.

 

 

 

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#065: Healthy Baby Food with Serenity Kids
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2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 53:14
#065: Healthy Baby Food with Serenity Kids

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!

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#064: Q&A: Vitamin D Supplementation + Baby Soap & Shampoo
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2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 42:10
#064: Q&A: Vitamin D Supplementation + Baby Soap & Shampoo

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:

  1. Vitamin D supplements - what to look for, our favorite brands, how much to take, and blood testing.
  2. Bathing your baby - how often, water quality, and our favorite brands of soap/shampoo

Enjoy the listen!

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Shownotes:

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#063: Q&A Episode [Finding your idea birth provider/setting + balancing hormones postpartum]
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2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 55:26
#063: Q&A Episode [Finding your idea birth provider/setting + balancing hormones postpartum]

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:

  1. How to find your ideal birth provider and setting
  2. How to balance your hormones postpartum

Enjoy the listen!

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Shownotes:

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#062: Birth Trauma (with Dr. Pauline Drillard, Ph.D.)
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2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 46:45
#062: Birth Trauma (with Dr. Pauline Drillard, Ph.D.)

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:

  1. What is birth trauma and how common it is
  2. The impact of birth trauma on motherhood and the postpartum period
  3. How others (friends, family, partner) can say or to do support women with birth trauma
  4. How to navigate disrespectful birth workers
  5. The benefits of asking for your medical records from the birth for closure
  6. How to prevent a birth trauma from impacting future pregnancies and labors
  7. How birth workers can heal from birth trauma
  8. 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!

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#61 ~ Supplements for Pregnancy and Postpartum [with Dr. Low Dog, M.D.]
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2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 01:09:50
#61 ~ Supplements for Pregnancy and Postpartum [with Dr. Low Dog, M.D.]

In this episode, Stephanie interviewed Dr. Low Dog, M.D.  to discuss supplements for pregnant and postpartum mamas. 

Topics discussed:

  1. How to choose the best prenatal multivitamin
  2. The pros/cons of whole food based supplements versus synthetic supplements
  3. What nutrients pregnant and postpartum mamas are often deficient in
  4. The most important supplements for preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum (including nursing mamas)
  5. The importance of iron, choline, iodine, and folate 
  6. The safety of vitamin A during pregnancy
  7. Supplements for anxiety and adrenal health
  8. How to assess the safety of supplements during pregnancy and postpartum
  9. 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:

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#060 ~ Strong Women [with Steph Gaudreau]
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2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 56:02
#060 ~ Strong Women [with Steph Gaudreau]

In this episode, Aglaée interviews Steph Gaudreau to talk about what it means to be strong women. This episode is for all moms, moms-to-be, moms that can't be, and moms who have lost just as much as it is also for sisters, daughters, friends and anyone who identifies as women. Here are some of the many interesting topics this discussion leads us to:

  • What does it mean to be strong? (hint: it's not only about physical strength!)
  • Social media, body image, and body shaming
  • The most fearless things Steph did in her life
  • The one area women should work on first to improve their strength and resilience
  • The Women's Strength Summit (grab your free tickets here!)

Enjoy the listen!

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Steph’s bio

Steph Gaudreau is a certified holistic nutrition practitioner, weightlifting and mindset coach, and the author of the best-selling Performance Paleo Cookbook. She's also the creator of the Women's Strength Summit. Her recipes and expert advice have been featured in SELF, Outside Magazine, Elle, and Greatist. Steph loves barbells, cats, and anything Lord of the Rings. She lives in San Diego, CA.

Steph Gaudreau

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#059: Stephanie's second postpartum
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2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 58:56
#059: Stephanie's second postpartum

In this episode, we discuss how Stephanie's second postpartum is going as well as the things she's doing differently to make this experience much smoother and more enjoyable than her first.

Topics:

  1. How this postpartum is different than her first.
  2. What she's doing to help her body heal physically and mentally.
  3. What she's doing for self-care.
  4. Her experience with postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.
  5. What she ate postpartum.
  6. Her simple strategies for meal planning/prepping.

Enjoy the listen!

And happy anniversary! :)

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#058: Is your relationship with food broken? [with Aglaée & Steph]
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2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 58:44
#058: Is your relationship with food broken? [with Aglaée & Steph]

In this episode, Aglaée opens up about her past struggles with her relationship with food and her body and her healing journey to find that long-lost peace and freedom again. Steph interviews Aglaée about her past disordered eating and eating disorder, how to recognize it, the healing journey, and how she's now so passionate about helping other women do the same. :)

Topics include:

  • Aglaée's food story: from being a normal eater to emotional eating and binge eating
  • The biggest different in her life since healing her relationship with food and her body
  • Five signs that your relationship with food might be broken
  • Aglaée's 3 best action steps to help women make peace with food
  • Aglaée's Radicata SEED Protocol and her classes starting May 1st

Enjoy the listen!

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#057: Homebirth Q&A
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2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 41:02
#057: Homebirth Q&A

In this episode, we answer your questions about homebirths.

Topics include:

  1. Homebirths at “older” ages (35+)
  2. Concerns we had about our own homebirths
  3. Positive reinforcement for moms considering a homebirth
  4. Additional things to consider when planning a homebirth
  5. What to do about naysayers
  6. How to manage pain without an epidural
  7. How to find a provider that fits your birthing philosophy and wishes
  8. Postpartum recovery tips while managing a toddler

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Shownotes:

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#056: Stephanie's second home waterbirth story
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2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 48:54
#056: Stephanie's second home waterbirth story

In this episode, Stephanie shares her second home waterbirth story. She discusses how her second home waterbirth went, how it was different than her first, things she learned the second time around, and advice to mamas getting ready for the big day whether they’re planning on giving birth in the hospital or at home.

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • How Stephanie's second postpartum is going
  • How she was feeling the days and weeks before she delivered
  • How she mentally and physically prepared for labor
  • Advice to moms struggling during their final days and weeks
  • Her entire birth story
  • The pros and cons of having a fast labor
  • The different types of electronic fetal monitoring and why it's done
  • Tips for dealing with afterbirth contractions
  • What she did with her toddler during labor

The next episode will cover Q&A's about homebirth from our listeners!

Enjoy the listen!

And happy anniversary! :)

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#055: Making healthy eating simple [with Tatiana Amico]
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2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 37:12
#055: Making healthy eating simple [with Tatiana Amico]

In this episode, Aglaée interviews Tatiana Amico. Listen as they talk about her story of breaking free from chronic dieting and disordered eating, how becoming a mom was a turning point for her, how to keep things simple in the kitchen, and her favorite tips to get tons of nutrition.

We also talk about the power of de-cluttering, asking for help, and putting yourself first for your well-being and that of the whole family! :)

Enjoy the listen!

 

Tatiana Amico's bio:

Tatiana Amico is a Health Coach and Business Mentor empowering women to take control of their health and life. After saying goodbye to her corporate job, she enrolled in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Now, Tatiana works with women who want to stop complaining, start taking action, and love themselves completely.

Tatiana Amico

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#054: Eat Well, Train Smart, and Be Kind to Your Body [with Kate Callaghan]
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2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 49:40
#054: Eat Well, Train Smart, and Be Kind to Your Body [with Kate Callaghan]

Aglaée interviews the holistic nutritionist, Kate Callaghan, to talk about how eating well, training smart, and being kind to your body can help you achieve hormonal balance, better health, and more happiness.

In this interview, Kate shares her story with hypothalamic amenorrhea and why she's so passionate about hormonal and women health. She tells us how she healed her hormones naturally, talks about the most common mistakes she sees women make with their food and training, and explains the strong connection between the gut and our hormones.

If you have hormones, you won't want to miss this one! :)

Enjoy the listen!

Kate Callaghan's bio:

Kate is a holistic nutritionist, dietitian, international speaker, personal trainer and mother of one, living in Wanaka, New Zealand. Kate is the author of the all-encompassing guide for optimising women's health and happiness "Holistic Nutrition: Eat Well, Train Smart & Be Kind to Your Body". Having experienced hormonal chaos and infertility, and managing to heal herself naturally, Kate is passionate about healing women’s hormones and fast-tracking them to health, happiness and hotness through nutrient-dense foods, rejuvenating movement, unconditional self-love, and mindful and sustainable practices. You can find Kate through her website www.theholisticnutritionist.com, or via her social media:

Kate Callaghan

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Shownotes:

  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.

#053: BIRTHFIT (fitness, nutrition, chiropractic, and mindset) with Dr. Lindsey Mathews, D.C.
01:01:56
2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 01:01:56
#053: BIRTHFIT (fitness, nutrition, chiropractic, and mindset) with Dr. Lindsey Mathews, D.C.

Stephanie interviews Dr. Lindsey Mathews, D.C., BIRTHFIT founder, about the four pillars of BIRTHFIT (fitness, nutrition, chiropractic, and mindset) and how each of these pillars helps moms prepare for birth and postpartum. You'll learn how to take charge of your body and your decisions so you can have a more empowered pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. This interview is real, raw, and gets straight to the point. You'll walk away with actions steps that you can implement today to have a better birth.

Dr. Lindsey Mathews, DC's bio:

Dr. Lindsey Mathews, DC is the founder and CEO of BIRTHFIT. Lindsey is a chiropractor that specializes in the biomechanics and movement patterns of the human body, while also restoring mechanical integrity of the nervous system. Dr. Lindsey believes that we are born to move and that movement is life. On the field, behind the screen, and everyday, Dr. Lindsey has witnessed the endless capabilities of the human body. Her path has lead her to her Venice, CA, where she leads BIRTHFIT HQ, practices chiropractic, and coaches at DEUCE Gym, a strength and conditioning school. Lindsey believes that discipline is freedom and that showing up for your self is the most important first step. Dr. Lindsey was born to lead BIRTHFIT, a rockstar movement aimed at educating and empowering women through their motherhood transition.

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.

#052: VBACs (preparation, recovery, advice) with Elizabeth Quinn
49:33
2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 49:33
#052: VBACs (preparation, recovery, advice) with Elizabeth Quinn

Join Stephanie as she interviews Elizabeth Quinn, mom of four and ICAN chapter leader, to discuss vaginal birth after cesearan (VBACs). You'll be inspired by Elizabeth's story and learn about VBAC safety, concerns, preparation, and strategies for healing physically and emotionally from your past birth(s). She also shares her favorite resources to help moms learn about their options and provides advice on finding a supportive provider.

Elizabeth Quinn's bio:

Elizabeth Quinn and her husband, Percy are raising their children in Jackson, Mississippi. They have four children: daughters Chesley, 7 years old, Anders 5 years old, and Adella 2.5 years old and they just welcomed their son on July 1, Sims McCallum. Elizabeth had a unnecessary section with her first child and a repeat section with her second before finding ICAN. It was with the support of her ICAN chapter that she went for and achieved a vba2c with her third and fourth children. She is chapter leader of ICAN of Jackson, Mississippi and active in the birth community there.

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

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#051: Feminine Super Power Year [with Christine Arylo]
01:03:27
2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 01:03:27
#051: Feminine Super Power Year [with Christine Arylo]

Join Aglaée as she interviews Christine Arylo to talk about your Inner Mean Girl(s) might have been running your past year and how to access your Inner Wisdom (yes, you have it) to start the coming year. Christine also share her favorite daily morning practice and gives you some double dares that I also dare you to take in 2017! <3 

Enjoy the listen! :)

Christine Arylo's bio:

Christine Arylo is a women’s leadership advisor, transformational speaker and best selling author who leads retreats, workshops and programs for women and girls around the world. She combines her 15 years of corporate MBA experience with her 15 years of spiritual study of the divine feminine, yogic and earth based wisdom traditions, to teach women how to live and lead their lives, businesses and relationships the "feminine way,” professionally successful and personally sustainable and satisfying. Arylo is also the founder of the Path of Self Love School which has taught self-love, self compassion and self empowerment to over 35,000 women and girls on every continent.  You can connect with Christine at www.ChristineArylo.com or tune into her weekly podcast Feminine Power Time at FemininePowerTime.com.

Christine Arylo

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[3:08] Christine Arylo's bio

[4:22] Welcome Christine!

[4:49] Have your Inner Mean Girls been running your past year?

[9:35] Take the quiz and find out about your Inner Mean Girls Do you have a Doing Addict? Comparison Queen? Achievement Junkie? Worrywart? All of them?

[19:30] How to "get rid" of your Inner Mean Girl(s)!

[21:51] How to start connecting to your own Inner Wisdom (yes, I promise you have it! :) )

[25:55] Motivation with compassion vs from fear? Isn't that an excuse to stay stuck where I am (or permission to get even worse)? 

[33:15] Christine's favorite simple practice to start your morning 

[49:49] Christine's double dare for the new year

[1:00:42] Where to find Christine Arylo (website, books, Feminine Power Time podcast, programs and rituals)

[1:02:36] Outro

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Shownotes:

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#050: Against Doctor's Orders [incredibly inspiring story with Ali Barton]
01:03:30
2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 01:03:30
#050: Against Doctor's Orders [incredibly inspiring story with Ali Barton]

Join Aglaée as she interviews Ali Barton who tells her incredibly inspiring story. This is a MUST listen! We also talk about organ donation, Ali's surrogate pregnancy, the biggest lesson she wants to teach her kids, how her mindset kept her going and how she gives us permission to complain and not compare our struggles. <3

Enjoy the listen! :)

Ali Barton's bio:

   Ali Barton is a licensed psychotherapist and wellness coach with a private practice outside of Boston, Ma. Currently, her most important job is a stay at home mom to her son Ethan, who was born months before Ali had her heart transplant in the summer of 2014. Ali has always been interested in health and real food, especially after getting sick with multiple autoimmune diseases related to undiagnosed celiac disease in 2011 – Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and ulcerative colitis. When Ali got pregnant  with her doctor's approval in 2014, her autoimmune disease spiraled out of control, and her heart went into failure due to a rare condition called endomyocardial fibrosis. Doctors recommended Ali to end her pregnancy at 21 weeks, and she refused to do so. Her son Ethan was born prematurely at 31, and is thriving today! She had her heart transplant  when Ethan was six months old.     After her experience, Ali wrote a book called "Against Doctor's Orders", where she tells her story, and also talks about trusting your gut and advocating for yourself in a medical setting. The book will be published in 2017. She blogs at www.aliweinbergbarton.com. When Ali is seeing clients, she specializes in working with women with mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, and with those who have chronic health conditions that impact their mood and functioning.

Ali Barton and her family

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:15] Aglaée's updates

[9:26] Ali Barton's bio

[11:13] Welcome Ali! Let's hear her story!

[16:10] Diagnosed with multiple autoimmune conditions

[18:07] Her battle with infertility and pregnancy complications

[20:14] Finally some answers about her heart condition and the moment she was told to end her pregnancy at 21 weeks

[26:00] Ethan is born and being away from him for the first 36 hours

[29:03] Ali needs a heart transplant!

[39:04] How Ali gives us permission to complain and NOT compare our struggles, emotions and pain

[45:25] What was the scariest part of Ali's story?

[47:48] How our MINDSET can make all the difference!

[50:57] Ali's surrogate pregnancy

[53:20] The biggest lesson Ali wants to teach her kids and a few words about the importance of organ donation

[54:40] Ali's book "Against Doctor's Orders" and where to find her blog and updates

[58:50] *** ORGAN DONATION ***check the box or use the app!!! <3

[1:02:39] Outro

► Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

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#049: BLW in the kitchen [recipes and tips with Jessica Coll]
45:08
2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 45:08
#049: BLW in the kitchen [recipes and tips with Jessica Coll]

Join Aglaée as she interviews registered dietitian and BLW expert Jessica Coll to talk about Baby-Led Weaning and share practical tips and even recipes for you and your little ones. More specifically, we cover the introduction of meat, how to ensure babies get enough iron, how to introduce leafy greens BLW-style and how to make eating out easier.

Enjoy the listen! :)

Jessica Coll's bio:

Jessica Coll is obsessed with food. That is probably why she spent more than a thousand hours studying breasts. In addition to being a registered dietitian, she became a lactation consultant because breastmilk is a human being’s very first experience with food. Listen to this: everyone’s first real relationship is with food, from the womb to the spoon. For lots of us in North America, that relationship is troubled from day one. This is a story most people are trying to rewrite for the rest of their lives.

As a parent, you are in the most powerful position to help your baby transform this relationship into a love story. One that nourishes the body and the spirit.  When Jessica was six months old, her staple food was canned soup. She wants to make sure no human being has to suffer through this.

This is part of the reason why she created the BLW Online Course where she guides parents in this new adventure.  Get 50% off the lifetime access of Jessica’s Baby Led Weaning online course by entering the code REALFOODMAMAS at blw.jessicacoll.com).

Jessica Coll, RD and BLW expert

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:35] Aglaee's update

[6:00] Jessica's bio

[7:42] Welcome Jessica!

[8:57] How Jessica found out about BLW and then became an expert!

[13:40] How to introduce meat for babies and ensure they get enough iron

[25:40] How to introduce leafy greens

[32:10] Eating out and doing BLW with your little one

[37:10] Recommended products to do BLW

[40:02] Jessica's BLW Online Course and where to find more about Jessica (links in the shownotes)

[44:17] Outro

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Shownotes:

  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.

048: Yoga for moms with Amelia Barnes (and a few words about baby loss and ICP)
51:43
2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 51:43
048: Yoga for moms with Amelia Barnes (and a few words about baby loss and ICP)

Join Aglaée as she interviews Amelia Barnes to first talk about the benefits of yoga for moms and the important role yoga has played in her life, including during both of her pregnancies and postpartum periods.

In the second part of the interview, you will learn about Amelia's incredibly inspiring story with her first baby, Landon, unexpectedly passing away only 4 days after he was born and how he saved his sister's life.

Enjoy the listen! :)

Amelia Barnes's bio:

Amelia Kathryn Barnes is a yoga teacher, retreat facilitator and small business owner. She teaches at Moksha Yoga Winnipeg and is a guide at the yoga and wellness website oneOeight.com. She is also the creator of PranaVidaStyle, a unique line of inspired and Canadian-made yoga apparel.

Amelia lives in Winnipeg, Canada with her husband Justin, daughter Lily and their big white mutt Cody.

Amelia Barnes

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[3:27] Welcome Amelia! - Let's talk about yoga for moms! How she got started with yoga Pros and cons of practicing at home vs at a studio

[8:27] Yoga beyond the physical practice

[11:25] Yoga for better immunity

[12:40] Yoga as a tool to reconnect to our bodies

[14:10] Anxiety about going to a yoga studio for the 1st time!!!

[17:35] Yoga and body image / self-acceptance

[22:10] Amelia's 3 favorite poses for moms

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[27:05] Landon's story

[33:10] Tips for moms dealing with baby loss

[37:30] Amelia's thoughts on "letting go" vs "setting free"

          **********

[39:44] Lily's story and why you need to know about ICP (ICP stands for Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy)

[50:15] Where to find more about Amelia

[51:00] Outro

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Shownotes:

  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.

#047: High-Risk Pregnancies [with Parijat Deshpande]
54:17
2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 54:17
#047: High-Risk Pregnancies [with Parijat Deshpande]

Join Aglaée as she interviews Parijat Deshpande about high-risk pregnancies and the importance of emotional health and stress reduction during that crucial time of your life.

Whether you are experiencing a high-risk pregnancy or not, please give this episode a listen so you can share it with the moms who need it and I promise you'll also learn a few practical tips to apply to your life today (pregnant or not!).

Enjoy the listen! :)

Parijat Deshpande's bio:

Parijat Deshpande is the leading perinatal wellness expert who specializes in working with women during a high-risk pregnancy. She educates and guides women on how to manage their stress and anxiety so they can have healthier pregnancies, decrease their risk of preterm birth and give their baby a healthy start to life. Parijat is a clinically trained therapist, a women’s wellness expert and an experienced speaker on the impact of stress on health and wellness. She has over 4 years of experience as a Psychology Lecturer UC Berkeley and is the founder of MySahana, a South Asian mental health nonprofit. Parijat is also a certified wellness coach, a certified stress management coach and a certified marriage educator.

Parijat Deshpande

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:30] Aglaée's updates

[10:33] Parijat's bio

[11:40] Welcome Parijat!  (learn more about her high-risk pregnancy)

[17:04] Top 3 mistakes women with a high-risk pregnancy make

[25:25] How emotional health and stress can impact the baby and pregnancy

[30:00] Concrete (and fun!) tips to deal with stress

[33:20] How self-help tools can actually INCREASE anxiety!

[35:55] Forgetting about self-care activities during a high-risk pregnancy!

[38:33] How to ENJOY your pregnancy, even if it's a high-risk pregnancy

[40:30] Practical tips for stressful appointments and testing

[45:11] Parijat's 0pinion about meditation

[46:36] Tips for bed rest during pregnancy

[50:40] Statistics about high-risk pregnancies

[51:37] Where to find more about Parijat

[53:25] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.

#46: The Fourth Trimester [with Lisa Chin]
45:09
2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 45:09
#46: The Fourth Trimester [with Lisa Chin]

Join Aglaée as she interviews Lisa Chin to learn more about her best tips for the fourth trimester. In this episode, we talk about a lot of interesting and time-proven Chinese traditions as well as concrete practical tips to get the nutrition your need for your postpartum recovery in today's modern world.

And don't forget to sign up for her Fourth Trimester Summit happening Nov 8-18, 2016!

Enjoy the listen! :)

Lisa Chin's bio:

Lisa Chin is a holistic mama to a happy two year old girl. Motherhood has profoundly changed who she is, how she sees the world and the mark she wants to leave. She seeks to live an inspired life of mothering, writing, and pursuing what calls to be created. When she's not wrangling spreadsheets or her toddler, she can be found writing for her blog, Lisa for Real (lisaforreal.com), where she share her thoughts on fierce femininity, eureka moments and lessons in self-awareness.

Her latest project is the Fourth Trimester Summit where Lisa interviews over 40 experts in women's health, infant development and mental health who share their knowledge so new moms can create their ideal postpartum experience.

Lisa Chin

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:44] Updates on Steph and her new little boy!

[4:10] Lisa Chin's bio

[6:45] Welcome Lisa!

[9:00] Hot vs cold during the postpartum period

[10:42] Defining the fourth trimester

[11:56] Not washing for 30 days?

[15:59] Heating foods for postpartum healing

[20:45] Actionable tips to support your postpartum recovery

[24:15] Placenta: do you have to eat it or not?

[26:28] Lisa's Fourth Trimester Summit

[33:09] Lisa's top 3 tips for the postpartum periods

[41:18] Where to find Lisa and access her facebook group

[44:19] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.

#45: Stephanie's Postpartum Plan
28:39
2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 28:39
#45: Stephanie's Postpartum Plan

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they talk about Stephanie's postpartum plan

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:35] Happy 2nd birthday to our boys!

[2:33] Final preparation before giving birth

[6:26] Stephanie's birth

[8:18] Stephanie's reasons for choosing a homebirth

[12:08] What to do with other kids during labor

[16:03] Practical tips to help older children adjust to the transition

[20:04] Foods for the postpartum period

[23:00] What Stephanie plans to do differently this time

[28:08] Outro

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Shownotes:

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#44: Stephanie's second pregnancy
37:11
2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 37:11
#44: Stephanie's second pregnancy

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they talk about Stephanie's second pregnancy, how it's different than her first, what she's been eating, her exercise routine, her supplements and her best tips for first time and second time moms.

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:39] Updates on Stephanie's pregnancy

[3:50] How her second pregnancy is different than the first (by trimester)

[15:01] Successes during this pregnancy

[18:22] Struggles during this pregnancy

[19:50] Stephanie's pregnancy diet

[23:51] Stephanie's exercise routine

[27:07] Stephanie's supplementation

[30:28] Tips for first time moms

[32:39] Tips for second time moms

[36:20] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.  

#43: Nourishing & Nurturing Your Marriage
41:54
2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 41:54
#43: Nourishing & Nurturing Your Marriage

Join Aglaée as she interviews Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby about a very important topic that is not directly related to nutrition but that can make a tremendous impact on your health and that of the whole family: your marriage (or any other kinds of relationships)! 

In this episode, you'll learn about how becoming parents can affect your marriage (although you might already have noticed it yourself!), what common pitfalls to avoid, strategies to better nourish and nurture your marriage and when to know you need professional help.

Enjoy the listen! :)

 

Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby's bio:

Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a board certified life coach, and the founder and clinical director of Growing Self Counseling and coaching in Denver, Colorado. Though her practice is based in Denver she works with clients all over the US and internationally through online video. She's also the host of the Love, Happiness and Success podcast, and award-winning author of "Exaholics: Breaking your addiction to an Ex Love.

          Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:15] Aglaée's updates

[5:38] Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby's bio

[8:30] Welcome!

[9:00] How becoming parents affect marital relationships

[11:52] Common pitfalls new parents face

[16:58] Strategies for couples to be on the same page

[22:50] The balance between flexibility and structure

[28:20] A new approach to conflicts

[33:18] Signs it's time to get professional help 

[41:04] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.  

#42: Q&A Episode [Controversial Foods During Pregnancy: Liver + Kombucha]
30:34
2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 30:34
#42: Q&A Episode [Controversial Foods During Pregnancy: Liver + Kombucha]

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they answer questions about controversial foods during pregnancy, specifically liver and kombucha!

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:08] Steph's updates

[3:52] Aglaée's updates

[8:35] Question: Is liver safe during pregnancy?

[21:45] Question: Is kombucha safe during pregnancy?

[29:40] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.

#41: Q&A Episode [Formula Options + Milk Alternatives]
36:32
2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 36:32
#41: Q&A Episode [Formula Options + Milk Alternatives]

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they answer questions about formula options and milk alternatives. 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:55] Steph's updates

[8:24] Aglaée's updates

[13:02] Question: What is the best formula option for my daughter who is weaning?

[25:23] Question: What is the best milk replacement for kids?

[35:38] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.

#040: Q&A Episode [prenatals & 1st trimester nutrition]
34:05
2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 34:05
#040: Q&A Episode [prenatals & 1st trimester nutrition]

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they answer questions about prenatals and first trimester nutrition. 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:04] Steph's updates

[8:02] Aglaée's updates

[9:31] Question: What prenatal vitamins is best? Are they really necessary?

[24:02] Question: What are your best tips for first trimester nutrition?

[33:03] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.

#039: Q&A Episode [healthy eating on a budget]
37:58
2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 37:58
#039: Q&A Episode [healthy eating on a budget]

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they do a long overdue Q&A episode! Today, they only cover one question but it's a good one. ;)

Listen their many very useful and practical tips to help you and your family eat real food frugally. They cover how to save money on your protein, produce and other real food, in addition to many other ways to make more room in your budget for what matters the most to you.

Enjoy the listen and let us know what your best tips are to eat healthy on a budget!  (in the comments below or over here on facebook)

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:55] Steph's updates

[10:50] Aglaée's updates

[13:13] Question: What are your best tips to eat real food for your family frugally?

[37:10] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

 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.

#038: Sleep & Autoimmunity for Busy Moms with Dr. Sarah Ballantyne
01:02:46
2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 01:02:46
#038: Sleep & Autoimmunity for Busy Moms with Dr. Sarah Ballantyne

Join us as Aglaée interviews Dr. Sarah Ballantyne to learn more about the importance of preventing autoimmune conditions for moms and their family. In this episode, you'll also get answers to the million dollar question "How can mom improve their sleep?" and many practical steps to make it happen. 

Enjoy the listen and don't forget to check out Sarah's Go To Bed program!

Dr. Sarah Ballantyne’ bio:

Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. is the creator of the award-winning online resource www.ThePaleoMom.com; cohost of the syndicated top-rated The Paleo View Podcast; New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Approach, The Paleo Approach Cookbook and The Healing Kitchen, and creator of the online program Go To Bed. Sarah earned her doctorate degree in medical biophysics at the age of 26 and spent the next four years doing research on critical care medicine, innate immunity, gene therapy and cell biology, earning a variety of awards for research excellence along the way.  Sarah’s transition from academic researcher to stay-at-home mom to award-winning and internationally-recognized health advocate and educator was driven by her own health journey, which included losing 120 pounds and using both diet and lifestyle to mitigate and reverse a dozen diagnosed health conditions. As a scientist both by training and by nature, Sarah is deeply interested in understanding how the foods we eat interact with our gut barriers, immune systems, and hormones to influence health. Sarah’s innate curiosity goes further than just understanding diet and she is also deeply interested in the impact of lifestyle factors like sleep, stress and activity. Her passion for scientific literacy and her talent for distilling scientific concepts into straightforward and accessible explanations form the foundation of her work and her dedication to improving public health. Learn more by checking out Sarah’s website, podcast and books. You can also find Sarah on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope and Pinterest.

Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, aka The Paleo Mom

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:27] Dr. Sarah Ballantyne's bio

[4:19] Real Food Mamas Updates

[6:44] Welcome Sarah!

[9:11] How fatigue, brain fog, memory loss, joint pain and other symptoms usually attributed to "aging" could actually be an autoimmune conditions

[17:02] How lifestyle factors can help you feel better by preventing and controlling autoimmunity

[17:53] How to know if you're at risk (hint: being a woman puts you at risk!)

[27:10] Which lifestyle factor is the most important? Diet, supplements, movement, stress management or sleep?

[34:11] The million dollar question: How can moms get enough sleep?

[39:18] How to get your "me time" AND go to bed early

[40:26] How to maximize napping (short vs long naps)

[42:47] How moms need to let go and ask for help (how our expectations and that of society is hurting our health!)

[47:38] How much sleep do you really need? (hint: it is NOT that individual)

[50:43] Sarah's top 3 easy action steps for moms to sleep better

[59:38] Where to find more about Sarah and the Go To Bed Program

[1:01:55] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.  

#037: Self-care for busy moms
56:05
2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 56:05
#037: Self-care for busy moms

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they talk about their daily routines and how they both make sure to include time for self-care on a regular basis. Many moms feel guilty and selfish for taking time for themselves and create boundaries, but it is a true necessity for all moms. Including you! :)

In this episode, you'll see how starting our routine the night makes a big difference. You'll also hear many different examples and see that there is no one right way to incorporate more self-care into your days. Hopefully this episode will give you the inspiration and motivation to make sure you give yourself the time and space to take a break from your many roles (mom, wife, professional...) for a few hours a week so you can breathe and just be yourself.

Enjoy the listen and let us know what your self-care practice looks like!  (in the comments below or over here on facebook)

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:42] Steph's updates

[4:38] Aglaée's updates

[13:50] Tips to establish a daily routine

[17:54] Steph's daily routine

[31:44] Steph's self-care practice

[34:02] Aglaée's daily routine

[39:49] Aglaée's self-care practice

[46:20] Our final tips to make your self-care practice work for you

[55:10] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.

#036: Red Meat, Eating Local and Sustainability with Diana Rodgers
55:56
2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 55:56
#036: Red Meat, Eating Local and Sustainability with Diana Rodgers

Join us as we talk about everything sustainability! In this episode, Aglaée interviews Diana Rodgers.

Learn about simple and easy steps you can take towards a more sustainable life, how red meat can be good for your health and the environment and how to source better quality foods locally.

We have the power to save the world with the food we put on your plate, so let's get started today. Enjoy the listen!

Diana Rodgers’ bio:

Diana Rodgers is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner living on a working organic farm outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She has written two books and hosts the Sustainable Dish podcast where she interviews experts in eco-living, nutrition, and food production. On her blog, SustainableDish.com, Diana shares recipes and information on living a more sustainable life. She sees patients in person and via Skype.

Diana Rodgers, NTP, RD

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:49] Updates and the importance of self-care!

[5:47] Diana Rodgers' bio and overview of today's episode

[9:36] How Diana got interested in nutrition and food production and how her family created a sustainable lifestyle on their organic farm

[20:31] Red meat and cancer: what's the bottom line?

[29:22] Is grain-fedmeat an option if you can't afford grass-fed beef?

[34:40] Diana's top 3 tips to make our life more sustainable

[39:46] How to feel more confident with your farmer and ask the right questions

[45:38] Coffee, chocolate, bananas... does Fair Trade really make a difference?

[50:50] Diana's advice to fix yourself first and then continue taking baby steps

[52:21] How Diana got through the RD (registered dietitian)'s conventional nutrition program knowing all she knows

[53:53] Where to find Diana Rodgers (and work with her)

[55:05] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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

#35: Healthy Eating for Busy Moms
48:34
2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 48:34
#35: Healthy Eating for Busy Moms

Join us as we share our favorite tips to eat healthy even as busy moms!

In this episode, Stephanie and Aglaée share their secrets to eat healthy foods while running around a toddler and working. Learn about our must-have ingredients and convenience foods in the kitchen, how we plan our meals, how we batch cook, how we make our time in the kitchen more enjoyable and our top 3 favorite quick and simple meals that can be put together in fewer than 5 minutes!

We share lots of personal examples and practical tips. Enjoy the listen!

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:42] Our updates

[10:59] How we stock up our kitchen with real food

[25:38] How we plan our meals for the week

[34:39] How batch cooking can save you time during the week

[37:50] How to make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable

[40:40] Our 3 favorite quick go-to meals

[48:00] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Shownotes:

  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

#034: Picky Eaters with Danielle Binns, Part 2
38:07
2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 38:07
#034: Picky Eaters with Danielle Binns, Part 2

Join us as we talk about picky eaters! In this two part episode, Stephanie interviews Pediatric Nutritionist & Picky Eating Expert and Certified Nutrition Practitioner Danielle Binns.

On this episode, Danielle discusses picky eaters that are on the bottom of growth charts. You’ll also learn how to work with your pediatrician; problems with the traditional recommendations for gaining weight; reasons why a child may be underweight; protein requirements for kids and ways to ensure intake; why kids throw food on the floor and play with their food; how sign language can help picky eaters and so much more! You’ll walk alway from this episode equipped with tons of strategies for making healthy eating more fun and less stressful!

We share lots of personal examples and practical tips. Enjoy the listen!

Danielle Binns’ bio:

Danielle Binns (CNP) is a Pediatric Nutritionist & Picky Eating Expert.  More importantly, she’s a mom who gets it.  Motherhood is difficult in its own right.  But when your child doesn’t eat well, mom’s naturally worry.  Danielle’s first daughter was an extremely picky eater and mealtimes were a constant stress.  Today her daughter is thriving and one of the most adventurous kids at the dinner table.

With qualifications in Holistic Nutrition and Children’s Feeding, Danielle knows firsthand how to transform picky eaters into healthy eaters.  Her evidence-based strategies & “Picky Eater Protocol” changed mealtimes forever for many families, including her own.  Danielle also has a special place in her heart for ‘little ones’ who are underweight – like her daughter – and offers programs to help them thrive.  Understanding the stress that comes with raising a picky eater, she is equally committed to helping moms achieve health and happiness.  So they too can start seeing motherhood in a bright and colourful way.

You can read Danielle’s story and learn about her holistic programs for moms and “little ones” at www.daniellebinns.com.

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:55] Danielle Binns’ bio

[3:10] Concerns about picky eaters who are on the bottom of growth charts

[6:00] Other considerations parents need to look at outside of growth charts

[7:15] Strategies for those that are on the bottom of growth charts

[11:10] How to work with your pediatrician 

[12:10] The problem with traditional recommendations for gaining weight

[15:15] Reasons why a child may not be gaining weight

[16:50] How much protein kids need and strategies to ensure adequate consumption

[20:05] The deal with kids throwing food on the floor and playing with their food 

[25:20] How sign language can help picky eaters

[27:55] Danielle’s top tips for making mealtime less stressful and more fun 

[32:45] Action steps you can implement right now!

[35:10] Fun products for kids and picky eaters

[36:10] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  • www.daniellebinns.com
  • Free “Picky Eating” CheatsheetDanielle has created a special freebie for the Real Food Mama listeners which walks you through the 3 steps to fixing your daily mealtime routine which is one of the most common mistakes parents make with picky eaters.  You can find it here!
  • Danielle’s Picky Eater ProtocolWe also wanted all the moms with picky eaters here to know that Danielle’s 8 week online course called the Picky Eater Protocol – is relaunching in May.  What’s so awesome about this program is that she provides a step-by-step solution to help your child eat better using evidence-based strategies.  The Picky Eater Protocol has changed mealtimes (and lives) for many families with picky eaters. If you’re ready to turn your picky eater into a healthy eater, head over to www.daniellebinns.com/pickyeater to learn more.
  • FLOR tiles
  • ezpz Happy mat
  • Aglaée’s blog
  • Stephanie’s website
  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.  

#033: Picky Eaters with Danielle Binns, Part 1
39:37
2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 39:37
#033: Picky Eaters with Danielle Binns, Part 1

Join us as we talk about picky eaters! In this two part episode, Stephanie interviews Pediatric Nutritionist & Picky Eating Expert and Certified Nutrition Practitioner Danielle Binns.

On this first episode, Danielle shares her inspiring story of how she helped her picky eater become an adventurous eater. You'll also learn how to identify if your child is a "picky eater," a "problem eater," or is just going through a phase; how mom's diet while pregnant and nursing can influence a child's taste preferences; what "typical" eating looks like for a child; what Danielle's kids eat; and common mistakes parents make with picky eaters. You'll walk alway from this episode equipped with tons of strategies for making healthy eating more fun and less stressful!

We share lots of personal examples and practical tips. Enjoy the listen!

Danielle Binns’ bio:

Danielle Binns (CNP) is a Pediatric Nutritionist & Picky Eating Expert.  More importantly, she’s a mom who gets it.  Motherhood is difficult in its own right.  But when your child doesn’t eat well, mom’s naturally worry.  Danielle’s first daughter was an extremely picky eater and mealtimes were a constant stress.  Today her daughter is thriving and one of the most adventurous kids at the dinner table.

With qualifications in Holistic Nutrition and Children’s Feeding, Danielle knows firsthand how to transform picky eaters into healthy eaters.  Her evidence-based strategies & “Picky Eater Protocol” changed mealtimes forever for many families, including her own.  Danielle also has a special place in her heart for ‘little ones’ who are underweight – like her daughter – and offers programs to help them thrive.  Understanding the stress that comes with raising a picky eater, she is equally committed to helping moms achieve health and happiness.  So they too can start seeing motherhood in a bright and colourful way.  

You can read Danielle’s story and learn about her holistic programs for moms and “little ones” at www.daniellebinns.com.

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:22] Steph's updates

[5:45] Danielle Binns' bio

[7:25] Danielle's inspiring story about her picky eater

[16:10] How to know if your child is a picky eater, if it’s a phase, and when you need to address the issue

[17:45] The difference between “problem eaters” and "picky eaters”’

[20:32] How mom’s diet while pregnant and nursing influences taste preferences

[22:25] What “typical” eating looks like for a child

[24:10] A typical day of eating for Danielle’s kids

[29:00] The most common mistakes parents make with picky eaters

[34:20] Strategies for making healthy eating fun

[37:25] Outro

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  • www.daniellebinns.com
  • Free "Picky Eating" CheatsheetDanielle has created a special freebie for the Real Food Mama listeners which walks you through the 3 steps to fixing your daily mealtime routine which is one of the most common mistakes parents make with picky eaters.  You can find it here!
  • Danielle's Picky Eater ProtocolWe also wanted all the moms with picky eaters here to know that Danielle's 8 week online course called the Picky Eater Protocol - is relaunching in May.  What's so awesome about this program is that she provides a step-by-step solution to help your child eat better using evidence-based strategies.  The Picky Eater Protocol has changed mealtimes (and lives) for many families with picky eaters. If you're ready to turn your picky eater into a healthy eater, head over to www.daniellebinns.com/pickyeater to learn more.
  • FLOR tiles
  • ezpz Happy mat
  • Aglaée’s blog
  • Stephanie’s website
    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.

#032: Adrenal Fatigue for Tired Moms
47:03
2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 47:03
#032: Adrenal Fatigue for Tired Moms

Join us as we discuss everything related to adrenal fatigue (or HPA axis dysfunction to be more precise). In this episode, Aglaée interviews registered dietitian and co-creator of My Paleo Rehab for Adrenal Fatigue Program Laura Schoenfeld. 

Learn what the HPA axis is and how it works in your body, see if you have some of the common signs and symptoms, discover easy ways to tweak your diet to better support your adrenals, which supplements to add and other simple but effective lifestyle strategies to have more energy to do everything real food mamas like us do to care for ourselves and all of our family! 

A lot of the info shared in this podcast might actually surprise you. Enjoy the listen! :)

 

Laura Schoenfeld's bio:

Laura Schoenfeld is a registered dietitian trained in functional medical nutrition therapy. She helps her clients identify and implement diet and lifestyle changes that will allow them to live their healthiest, fittest, symptom-free life, without being consumed by thoughts of food and exercise. She loves hikes with her dog, beach trips, live music, and heavy weight training. Find her at www.ancestralizeme.com.

Laura Schoenfeld, RD

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:57] Aglaée's updates

[3:55] Laura Schoenfeld's bio

[4:27] Adrenal fatigue and HPA axis dysfunction explained

[9:00] Signs and symptoms: do you have any of these?

[14:44] Why moms are more at risk of adrenal fatigue?

[18:52] Small but impactful changes for better adrenal health

[24:50] Why all moms need to eat more calories and carbs!

[30:33] Is meditation necessary (and realistic) for moms?

[35:20] Smart supplementation (including tips for pregnant and nursing mamas)

[42:05] Laura's adrenal fatigue program (My Paleo Rehab Program)

[47:02] Outro 

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

    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.  

#031: The first trimester
41:37
2017-09-23 00:30:21 UTC 41:37
#031: The first trimester

We have exciting news for you! Join us to hear the special news and listen to our topic of the week, the first trimester.

In this episode, we share our stories about navigating the emotional and physical challenges associated with the first trimester. You'll hear us discuss the struggles we faced, what we did to overcome the symptoms (morning sickness and fatigue), and additional challenges for moms of multiples.

We also provide a few words of wisdom as well as suggestions on what we would do differently for future babies. If you're a mama-to-be, are currently in your first trimester, or enjoy reminiscing about your pregnancy, you'll enjoy this one!

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:52] Steph's Updates

[5:15] Aglaee's Updates

[8:26] Steph's First Trimester Story (first baby)

[15:15] Steph's First Trimester Story (second baby)

[23:35] Aglaee's First Trimester Story

[37:00] Things we would do differently in the first trimester

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Shownotes:

    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.  

#030: A Natural Approach to Fertility
46:10
2017-09-23 00:30:22 UTC 46:10
#030: A Natural Approach to Fertility

In this episode, Stephanie interviews Bridgit Danner to talk about natural approaches to fertility such as acupuncture, chiropractic work, herbs, nutrition, and more! Bridgit also opens up and shares her struggle with postpartum depression and what helped her get through it. If you're interested in learning about holistic therapies, this is the show for you!

Have you used any of these alternative treatments while trying to conceive or while you were pregnant? Was this episode helpful? Let us know in the comments below or reach us on our Facebook page.

Bridgit Danners’s bio:

Bridgit Danner runs an online women’s health community called Women’s Wellness Collaborative.  Through this community, she interviews experts in women's health through blogs, videos, podcasts and online summits.

Bridgit Danner practiced Chinese Medicine for nearly 12 years and has performed over 12,000 treatments. She is also a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner.  She has worked extensively in the fertility field, and has worked with many professional women in helping them find health within their busy lives.

Bridgit became passionate about women’s health after her own postpartum health crisis.  With the help of life coaching, holistic nutrition, functional medicine and whole food cooking, she was able to recover from postpartum depression, epstein barr virus and adrenal dysregulation.  She loves to share the tools and skills she’s learned, along with the tools of other experts, to help women everywhere find the energy and balance they crave.

Bridgit Danner talks about natural approaches to fertility!

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:07] Bridgit Danner’s bio

[2:08] Steph’s updates

[5:45] Bridgit's story 

[6:52] Bridgit's recovery from postpartum depression

[10:40] Natural approaches that help women improve their chances of conceiving

[14:45] How acupuncture can help moms with fertility and pregnancy

[23:30]How chiropractic work can help moms with fertility and pregnancy

[27:15] Herbs and supplements that may be helpful for fertility and pregnancy

[30:00] Bridgit's top tips for breastfeeding success

[37:15] Bridgit's diet philosophy

[28:30] 5 action steps moms can take to improve their chances of conceiving 

[43:45] Where to find more information about Bridgit and her upcoming hormones summit 

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Shownotes:

www.bridgitdanner.com

Free, online Women's Wellness Summit: Hormones!

 

#029: Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss
45:59
2017-09-23 00:30:22 UTC 45:59
#029: Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss

In this episode, Stephanie interviews Brittany Randolph to talk about the options women have while going through a pregnancy loss, what bereavement doulas do, what physical, mental, and emotional changes happen when going through a loss, how a woman's partner grieves, helpful and hurtful things to do and say to someone going through a loss, resources for moms going through a loss, and more!

Brittany Randolph’s bio:

Brittany Randolph is trained and certified through Stillbirthday as a birth and bereavement doula. She is also trained and certified through DONA  as a birth doula and is a Lamaze trained Childbirth Educator. Brittany is also certified with AFPA as a prenatal and postnatal personal trainer.

She has a passion for helping women, especially in the areas of pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care. She is married to her best friend and husband since 2010, and has 2 daughters who are the lights of their lives.

Brittany has given birth 3 times, and has suffered 6 losses. Her birth experiences include natural birth, epidural,induction and Pitocin augmentation, so she can empathize with women in various labor situations.

As a doula she runs her business by the philosophy of “A doula for every woman who wants one.” This means she is available for all types of birth scenarios, including natural, intervention-free births,water births, VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) births, epidural births, home births and c-section births and every birth in between.

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:15] Steph’s updates

[3:08] Brittany Randolph’s bio

[5:45] What got Brittany interested in doula work

[9:30] What is a bereavement doula?

[12:25] How bereavement doulas work with moms

[14:45] The different types of pregnancy loss

[16:37] The postpartum period after pregnancy loss

[19:22] Brittany's philosophy on why pregnancy loss happens

[22:05] What moms experience when going through a loss and how partners grieve

[25:45] The different types of grief

[28:30] How to help moms heal

[31:05] What to say and not to say to moms going through loss

[34:45] Ways to help support moms dealing with loss

[40:15] Where to find more about Brittany and how to work with a bereavement doula

Shownotes:

http://www.beyondthebump.biz/

www.stillbirthday.com

Book: Unspeakable Losses

Book: A Gift of Time

Book: Empty Arms

 

 

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.

#028: Fearless Fermentation for the Whole Family
37:22
2017-09-23 00:30:22 UTC 37:22
#028: Fearless Fermentation for the Whole Family

Join us as we discuss how to improve your health with fermented foods, which include sauerkraut, kombucha, kefir, kimchi and yogurt.

In this episode, Aglaée interviews Sarah Ramsden and talk about what fermented foods are, how they can benefit your whole family and how to overcome your fear of making your own fermented foods. We also cover the safety of fermented foods for pregnant women, little ones and the whole family.

Which fermented foods have you tasted? And have you ever tried fermenting foods at home? Let us know in the comments below or reach us on our facebook page.

 

Sarah Ramsden's bio:

Sarah Ramsden is a Personal Coach and Nutritionist who believes that taking control of your health, is like a gateway drug for taking control of the rest of your life.

She is obsessed with fermented foods, and is the creator of “Fearless Fermentation”, where she provides online fermentation classes for beginners that dispel myths, and break through the worry of things going moldy. Her goal is to get fermented foods back on the dinner table as an everyday condiment.

In her work as a personal coach, she works with women who’ve won the battle with major health issues, but are left feeling like an imposter in their own life: out of place, everywhere they used to feel at home. Coached by a brain tumour survivor who’s been EXACTLY where they are, Sarah helps her clients stop wondering if they’re making the most of their second chance, and turn it into the most exciting and meaningful time of their life.

Sarah Ramsden talks about Fearless Fermentation!

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:30] Aglaée's updates

[3:28] Sarah Ramsden's bio

[4:55] What got Sarah interested in fermented foods

[8:02] Fermentation vs rotting vs probiotics: what is the difference?

[13:44] List of foods that we can ferment at home

[15:15] The easiest ferment you should try first

[17:40] Differences between homemade vs store-bought sauerkraut

[19:55] Safety of fermented foods for pregnant women, babies and kids

[25:00] Benefits of fermented foods

[26:20] How to add fermented foods on your plate (and how much)

[27:27] Who should NOT have fermented foods

[29:30] Top 3 most important steps to improve your digestive health

[31:02] Most common mistake when trying to improve gut health

[32:56] Health hero of the year and post-recovery coaching

[34:57] Where to find more about Sarah

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Shownotes:

    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.

#027: Q&A episode
45:52
2017-09-23 00:30:22 UTC 45:52
#027: Q&A episode

Join us as we answer your questions! Aglaée and Stephanie reunite for this special Q&A episode. We may surprise you with some of our answers!

We discuss whether or not sushi is safe to eat while pregnant, things you can do to prepare (both mentally and physically) for a VBAC, and what babies supplies you actually need versus what society tells you that you need.

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:12] Steph's Updates

[6:12] Aglaée's Updates

[14:20] Question #1: Is sushi okay to eat while you're pregnant?

[20:40] Question #2: What are the best ways to prepare (mentally and physically) for a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean)?

[29:15] Question #3: What baby supplies do you actually need versus what society tells you that you need?

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Shownotes:

  • https://paleomag.wufoo.com/forms/z1gfa3te0l6q8tl/
  • http://www.mamanatural.com/vbac/
  • http://www.ican-online.org/
  • https://mamas.whole30.com/products-we-love/
  • http://rockyourhormones.com/products/
  • http://realfoodmamaspodcast.com/2016/01/19/026-body-image-for-moms/
  • http://www.Kellymom.com
  • http://www.acog.org/Resources-And-Publications/Practice-Bulletins/Committee-on-Practice-Bulletins-Obstetrics/Vaginal-Birth-After-Previous-Cesarean-Delivery
  • http://www.motherisk.org/prof/updatesDetail.jsp?content_id=925
    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.

#026: Body Image for Moms
55:00
2017-09-23 00:30:22 UTC 55:00
#026: Body Image for Moms

Join us in this episode where we discuss body image for moms with body image coach Summer Innanen.

Find out why moms are under such pressure to look a certain way and how to surround yourself with more positive messaging, how to find internal validation for your worthiness, how to stop comparing yourself, whether you should get rid of your scale and how to make time for self-care in your life for the betterment of yourself and your whole family.

Summer Innanen's bio:

Summer Innanen is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and Body Image Coach, specializing in helping women break free of chronic dieting. She helps women all over the world to ditch their diet demons, amp up their confidence, and break free of deprivation and guilt through her private and group coaching at summerinnanen.com.

She is the best-selling author of Body Image Remix: Embrace your body and unleash the fierce confident woman within and creator of the 21 Step Body Image Remix, a life-changing 21 day program that helps women to build unabashed body confidence.

She is the host of Fearless Rebelle Radio, a podcast dedicated to empowering women to live life on their own terms.

You can get her free 10-day body confidence makeover at summerinnanen.com/freebies.

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:11] Aglaee's updates

[5:00] Summer's bio

[7:14] Interview begins!

[7:35] The best weight-loss diet in 2016!

[10:58] How to deal with the contradictory messages around us

[14:50] How to surround yourself with a more positive environment

[17:20] Body image during pregnancy vs the fourth trimester

[19:25] Getting rid of your scale?

[26:00] How to find worthiness from within rather than looking for external validation

[28:48] Self-care for moms for the betterment of everyone in your life!

[35:23] The myth of balance

[38:44] How to be who you are without comparing yourself

[42:10] Stop staying just, sorry, think, try and actually!

[46:33] Summer's 3 top tips to improve your body image today

[50:50] Where to find Summer and her awesome resources

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Shownotes:

Summer in the social medias:

Your homeworks:

  • Make a list of what makes you worthy
  • Make a list of what is more important to you than external validation

Instagram accounts to follow:

Other:

 

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.

#025: Natural Birth in the Hospital: Part 2
31:35
2017-09-23 00:30:22 UTC 31:35
#025: Natural Birth in the Hospital: Part 2

Join us as we talk about how to have a natural birth in the hospital!

In this episode, Stephanie interviews Cori Gentry, a certified childbirth educator, to discuss how to have a more “natural birth” in the hospital.

Women have a wide range of options when it comes to where they want to give birth and who they want on their birth team. Ultimately, the best choice is whatever mom and her family feel comfortable with.

We’ve talked about home births on past episodes, so today we want to open up the conversation and discuss hospital births. If a woman wants to have a natural birth, but feels more comfortable in the hospital, there are a few important things she needs to keep in mind.

This episode will help you feel more educated and empowered in the hospital whether or not a natural birth is your end goal.

 

 

Cori Gentry’s bio:

Cori Gentry is the owner of Birth Chemistry Birth Classes and is a certified Birth Boot Camp natural childbirth educator and an Evidence Based Birth instructor. She offers 10 week natural childbirth classes, 6 week home birth preparation classes, and Evidence Based Birth workshops.

Through the stories of her mother and family members Cori grew up believing that natural birth was normal. After studying Early Childhood Education at California State Monterey Bay, she became a childcare provider in 2005 and was surprised by how common cesareans and epidurals were among her clients. No one seemed to believe natural birth was achievable, and her hopes for a natural birth were often met with “You’ll be begging for drugs!”

Cori married the pop punk rocker of her dreams in 2007, and on Valentine’s Day 2009 Eric and Cori were thrilled to find that we were pregnant. They immediately sought a comprehensive natural childbirth class and when they discovered there were none in the area, she knew she would someday offer one.

Cori and Eric now have four sons, Milo is 6, Ashley is 4, Indiana is 2, and Everett turns one today (Dec 22). Her births have been very different. She has birthed at 38 weeks and after 42 weeks, at three different local hospitals and at home, with doctors and midwives, medicated and natural.

Advocating for options and safety in childbirth is something Cori lives daily. She is the President of the Birth Network of Monterey County, Co-Leader of the International Cesarean Awareness Networks (ICAN) of Monterey County, and on the Board of Directors for Improving Birth. Cori’s website is birthchemistry.com.

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:14] Steph’s Updates

[3:08] Cori Gentry’s biography

[5:12] Why childbirth education is so important and what to look for in a class

[15:00] Important considerations when creating a birth plan

[22:23] Informed consent and women's rights during childbirth

[25:35] Strategies to be more comfortable in the hospital

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

SHOWNOTES:

  1. www.birthchemistry.com
  2. http://www.corigentry.com/birth-classes.html
  3. www.birthnetworkofmonterey.com
  4. www.improvingbirth.org
  5. http://birthmonopoly.com/allowed/

 

 

#024: Natural Birth in the Hospital: Part 1
38:37
2017-09-23 00:30:22 UTC 38:37
#024: Natural Birth in the Hospital: Part 1

In this episode, Stephanie interviews Cori Gentry, a certified childbirth educator, to discuss how to have a more “natural birth” in the hospital.

Women have a wide range of options when it comes to where they want to give birth and who they want on their birth team. Ultimately, the best choice is whatever mom and her family feel comfortable with.

We’ve talked about home births on past episodes, so today we want to open up the conversation and discuss hospital births. If a woman wants to have a natural birth, but feels more comfortable in the hospital, there are a few important things she needs to keep in mind.

This episode will help you feel more educated and empowered in the hospital whether or not a natural birth is your end goal.

 

Cori Gentry's bio:

Cori Gentry is the owner of Birth Chemistry Birth Classes and is a certified Birth Boot Camp natural childbirth educator and an Evidence Based Birth instructor. She offers 10 week natural childbirth classes, 6 week home birth preparation classes, and Evidence Based Birth workshops.Through the stories of her mother and family members Cori grew up believing that natural birth was normal. After studying Early Childhood Education at California State Monterey Bay, she became a childcare provider in 2005 and was surprised by how common cesareans and epidurals were among her clients. No one seemed to believe natural birth was achievable, and her hopes for a natural birth were often met with "You'll be begging for drugs!"Cori married the pop punk rocker of her dreams in 2007, and on Valentine's Day 2009 Eric and Cori were thrilled to find that we were pregnant. They immediately sought a comprehensive natural childbirth class and when they discovered there were none in the area, she knew she would someday offer one.Cori and Eric now have four sons, Milo is 6, Ashley is 4, Indiana is 2, and Everett turns one today (Dec 22). Her births have been very different. She has birthed at 38 weeks and after 42 weeks, at three different local hospitals and at home, with doctors and midwives, medicated and natural. 

Advocating for options and safety in childbirth is something Cori lives daily. She is the President of the Birth Network of Monterey County, Co-Leader of the International Cesarean Awareness Networks (ICAN) of Monterey County, and on the Board of Directors for Improving Birth. Cori’s website is birthchemistry.com.

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:25] Steph's Updates

[3:12] Cori Gentry's biography

[5:42] The history of obstetrics and why things are they way they are today

[13:45] Differences between an OB and a midwife (training, philosophy on birth, etc.)

[19:20] Differences between the medical model of care and the midwifery model of care

[24:25] Tips for having a natural hospital birth 

[31:05] What a doula is and why you should consider getting one

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

SHOWNOTES:

  1. https://rebelhealthtribe.com/
  2. www.birthchemistry.com
  3. http://www.corigentry.com/birth-classes.html
  4. www.birthnetworkofmonterey.com
  5. www.improvingbirth.org

#023: Natural Remedies for Kids
34:11
2017-09-23 00:30:22 UTC 34:11
#023: Natural Remedies for Kids

Join us as we talk about natural remedies for kids!

In this episode, Aglaée continue interviewing her birth doula and naturopathic doctor, Dr. Shivaune Wright, to learn more about natural ways to care for your little ones and the whole family.

We discuss natural remedies for:

  • colds & flus,
  • bumps & bruises,
  • cuts & scratches,
  • diaper rash,
  • gut bug, and
  • constipation.

We also have an important discussion about the role of fever that you will not want to miss!

Be prepared to learn a lot and make sure you grab your pen and notebook to take notes on how to build your own natural medicine cabinet.

Dr Shivaune Wright's bio:

Dr Shivaune Wright is a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, and Birth Doula, registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Naturopathy from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, a rigorous 4-year full-time program, as well as an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Dr Wright has a general family practice in Ajax and East Toronto, with an interest in pregnancy & postpartum health, pediatrics, hormonal disturbances, stress management, digestive and immune health, detoxification, weight management, fertility. She is an active member of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors.

When she’s not furthering her knowledge of Naturopathic Medicine through courses and workshops, and working with patients in the clinic, Shivaune can be found raising her two young boys, experimenting in the kitchen, with dirty hands in the garden, traveling, biking, doing yoga and reading. She lives with her partner and their two children in the east end of Toronto.

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] intro

[5:10] start of part 2 of our interview with Dr Shivaune Wright

[5:39] colds & flus

[12:38] the benefits of fever and when to consult your doctor

[21:26] bumps & bruises

[23:25] cuts & scratches

[25:25] diaper rash

[27:20] gut bug

[28:55] constipation

[31:51] where to find Dr. Shivaune Wright

[33:19] outro

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

SHOWNOTES:

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.

#22: Natural ways to boost your family's immunity
33:46
2017-09-23 00:30:22 UTC 33:46
#22: Natural ways to boost your family's immunity

Join us as we talk about natural ways to boost your family's immunity! In this episode, Aglaée interviews her birth doula, Dr. Shivaune Wright, and discuss how the immune system works and what we can do to boost our immunity using foods and other natural strategies to keep the whole family healthy this winter and all year round.

Dr Shivaune Wright's bio:

Dr Shivaune Wright is a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, and Birth Doula, registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Naturopathy from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, a rigorous 4-year full-time program, as well as an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Dr Wright has a general family practice in Ajax and East Toronto, with an interest in pregnancy & postpartum health, pediatrics, hormonal disturbances, stress management, digestive and immune health, detoxification, weight management, fertility. She is an active member of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors.

When she’s not furthering her knowledge of Naturopathic Medicine through courses and workshops, and working with patients in the clinic, Shivaune can be found raising her two young boys, experimenting in the kitchen, with dirty hands in the garden, traveling, biking, doing yoga and reading. She lives with her partner and their two children in the east end of Toronto.

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] intro

[3:23] Dr. Shivaune Wright's ]bio

[5:11] apologies for the sound quality!

[5:47] start of the interview

[6:44] how the immune system works

[10:00] nutrition tips to boost immunity

[15:11] the link between the gut and immunity  

[19:46] the role of food sensitivities

[20:50] probiotics and fermented foods!

[23:14] breastfeeding

[24:00] stress and your immune system

[27:05] castor oil tummy rubs

[29:50] vitamin D and omega-3 fats

[31:54] outro

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

SHOWNOTES:

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.

#021: Postpartum Weight Loss
40:17
2017-09-23 00:30:22 UTC 40:17
#021: Postpartum Weight Loss

Join us as we talk about postpartum weight loss! Stephanie and Aglaée understand the physical, mental, and emotional struggles surrounding postpartum body image and weight. Every mom is different and will experience this transition in their own unique way. 

On this episode, we break down myths about breastfeeding and weight loss, discuss hormonal implications for weight loss, share our personal stories, and provide strategies for healthy postpartum weight loss.

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[3:00] Stephanie's updates

[7:40] Aglaée's updates

[11:05] Intro to postpartum hormones

[17:30] Stephanie's story on postpartum weight loss

[25:05] Aglaée's story on postpartum weight loss

[33:20] 5 strategies for healthy postpartum weight loss

 

SHOWNOTES:

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.

#020 - Co-sleeping
45:03
2017-09-23 00:30:22 UTC 45:03
#020 - Co-sleeping

Join Stephanie Greunke, MS, RD and Aglaée Jacob, MS, RD as they share their latest updates and adventures with co-sleeping. 

If you're feeling alone in your struggle to get sleep as a new mom or are second-guessing your choice to co-sleep, you won't want to miss this episode. Stephanie and Aglaée discuss their personal struggles and experimentation with various infant sleep methods. You'll learn sleep strategies that work the best for them, which result in less tears and more sleep for the entire family. 

TIMESTAMPS

[0:00] Intro

[2:23] Steph's Updates

[10:30] Aglaée's Updates

[21:00] Steph's baby sleep story

[33:30] Aglaée's baby sleep story

#019- Elimination Communication (EC or Infant Potty Training) with Andrea Olson
54:09
2017-09-23 00:30:22 UTC 54:09
#019- Elimination Communication (EC or Infant Potty Training) with Andrea Olson

Join us in this episode as we learn more about EC (Elimination Communication) or infant potty training. Did you know that children are now in diapers until the age of 36-38 months today while they used to be potty trained before the age of 18 months back in 1957? Elimination communication is a gentle way to help your baby and toddler not only learn about how to get rid of diapers more quickly but most importantly to empower him or her to better communicate about the basic need to eliminate. Listen to our interview with Andrea Olson, a mom of 3 and an expert on the topic, to see how you can incorporate EC in your life.

Andrea Olson's bio: Andrea Olson, M.A., is a pioneer in helping parents reduce diaper dependence with any age child or baby, from birth through toddlerhood. She has her Master’s Degree in Psychology and presently lives in Asheville, NC, with her husband and children. She is author of three books: Go Diaper Free, a simple handbook for elimination communication for 0-18 month babies, The Tiny Potty Training Book, a simple guide to non-coercive potty training for toddlers 18 months and up, and the new Tiny Potty board book for children 6 months and up. She also created and sells a line of small children's underwear to support EC and early toilet training, called Tiny Undies.

Learn about EC with Andrea Olson

TIMESTAMPS

[2:09] Aglaée's updates

[7:57] Andrea Olson's bio

[8:58] Introduction to EC (Elimination Communication)

[11:40] Andrea's EC experiences with her 3 babies

[18:04] Pottying in the past and other cultures

[20:54] What does it mean to be potty independent and potty trained?

[22:25] Average age for children to be potty trained nowadays

[23:32] Best age to start potty training

[24:38] Average potty trained age in 1957 before commercial diapers

[25:35] How EC and potty training differ with age(0-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months vs 18+ months)

[28:45] How to fit EC in your busy schedule and doing EC part-time

[29:49] How EC is an integral part of parenting and life for Andrea

[33:30] Aglaée's difficulties with EC following a move and baby getting mobile (potty pauses, how to get back into a routine with EC and how to avoid teaching toddlers to pee on the floor)

[40:35] Recent rant from Andrea about how diapers shouldn't be used as a wearable toilet

[47:10] Cloth vs disposable diapers as back-up for EC families

[49:45] Andrea's website, books and podcast about going diaper free

[53:15] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

SHOWNOTES

#018: Diastasis Recti, Core, and Pelvic Floor with Wendy Powell from the MuTu System
41:27
2017-09-23 00:30:22 UTC 41:27
#018: Diastasis Recti, Core, and Pelvic Floor with Wendy Powell from the MuTu System

Core and pelvic floor health is something that is often not considered during their pregnancy; however, during the postpartum period mom’s may notice that they still look pregnant, experience a little leaking when laughing or working out, or have pain in their back or lower body. It’s really important to address these issues to feel your very best! Wendy breaks down this complex topic and provides practical tips and inspiration. This is a must listen for pregnant women and women in the postpartum. Even if you don’t think you’re dealing with core or pelvic floor issues, you’ll want to tune into to understand how you can reduce or prevent problems in the future. We know you’ll love Wendy’s positive and empowering message!

 

Wendy’s Bio: 

Wendy is an expert in postpartum and postpregnancy exercise, and after working with thousands of women who suffer from Mummy Tummy (aka pregnancy belly and weak pelvic floor), she realized how misinformed most of them were, specifically when it came to exactly how their abdominal muscles change as a result of pregnancy. Which is why helping women to not only look and feel fabulous, but also to be strong, pain-free, supple and fully functional, continues to be her inspiration and motivation. Medically endorsed MuTu System is a 12-week program with a whole-body approach to alignment that can help help all moms, new and old, rebuild a foundation for a strong core with natural activation, a healthy pelvic floor, and will get them on the road to achieving their pre-baby body.

Wendy Powell talks about diastasis recti, core, and pelvic floor health.

TIMESTAMPS:

[1:09] Stephanie’s Updates

[2:45] Wendy’s Introduction

[4:10] Wendy’s Story + Why she created the MuTu System

[7:30] Why core and pelvic floor problems are so prevalent

[8:55] Why you need to approach healing through a whole body approach vs. focusing on a few core exercises

[9:55] What diastasis recti is

[14:19] Why hernia surgeries may not work

[14:40] What exercises are safe and which are best to avoid

[18:30] How soon after birth can moms safely begin working on their core 

[20:05] The differences between what is common and what is normal. The deal with urinary incontinence postpartum.

[22:40] Diastasis recti and future pregnancies

[24:40] What tailbone pressure and pain could be a sign of and a simple step to help it

[29:08 ] Wendy’s top tips for healing the core and pelvic floor

[37:08] Info about the MuTu System

SHOWNOTES:

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

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.

#017: PCOS with Stefani Ruper
52:25
2017-09-23 00:30:22 UTC 52:25
#017: PCOS with Stefani Ruper

Join us in this episode as we learn more about PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), one of the most prevalent hormonal imbalances and top cause of infertility and subfertility in women. This interview with Stefani Ruper from Paleo for Women will help you better understand what PCOS is, how to determine your personal PCOS type, the optimal way to eat with PCOS, how to balance your hormones naturally, if PCOS is reversible and the 3 top strategies to manage your PCOS symptoms and boost your fertility.

Stefani Ruper's bio: Stefani Ruper is the author of the best-selling paleo women’s health manifesto Sexy by Nature: The Whole Foods Solution to Radiant Health, Lifelong Sex Appeal and Soaring Confidence. She is the voice behind the Paleo for Women blog and The Paleo Women Podcast. Stefani holds degrees from Dartmouth College and Boston University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in philosophy at Oxford University in Oxford, England.

Stefani Ruper talks about PCOS

TIMESTAMPS

[1:28] Stephanie's update

[6:10] Aglaée's update

[9:05] What is PCOS? - Signs, symptoms and diagnosis

[12:53] Risks of PCOS (in both overweight and normal-weight women!)

[16:16] The 4 main types of PCOS

[22:22] Natural ways to balance estrogen levels (high and low)

[26:22] Optimal way to eat with PCOS

[29:16] Menu example for PCOS

[32:00] Tracking calories and macronutrients

[35:41] Pregnancy and PCOS

[38:35] Is PCOS curable or reversible?

[41:22] Stefani's top 3 strategies for women with PCOS

[44:44] The connection between digestive health and PCOS

[46:09] Details about Stefani's website, books and programs

[51:30] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

SHOWNOTES

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.

 

#016: Making Baby/Toddler Food Fun and Easy with Rochelle Serna
53:18
2017-09-23 00:30:22 UTC 53:18
#016: Making Baby/Toddler Food Fun and Easy with Rochelle Serna

Join us as we talk about fun, simple and creative way to nourish you baby and toddler. In this episode, we discuss food introduction, the differences between feeding an infant and a toddler, fun feeding products, tips and tricks for dining out, preventing fussy eaters and Rochelle's 3 top tips for successful infant & toddler feeding. For more about Baby-Led Weaning, we also suggest you have a listen to episode 014.

Rochelle's bio: Rochelle Serna is a nutritional therapist with a background in child & family development. She combines ancestral nutrition, the newest science, & a holistic approach to provide nourishing tools for natural fertility, pregnancy, & healthy babies.

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

Shownotes

Rochelle's mama manifesto:

I'm not sure why people insist on telling me that I'm denying my son experiences, or that he'll sneak candy & junk food behind my back as soon as he's old enough to do so (saying it in a tone to hurt me?). By educating & implementing healthy eating practices with my son I am not depriving him. In fact, I'm giving him a gift. Not only will he be set up with the building blocks for a lifetime of health, but he will be able to make informed & educated choices about the food he eats & the way that he cares for his body for the rest of his life. He will have many, many wonderful experiences. He will taste many incredible foods. He will be given autonomy to choose what he wants to eat & do, & I will have the knowledge that he is not doing so blindly.

 

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.

 

#015: Gestational Diabetes with Lily Nichols
01:06:24
2017-09-23 00:30:22 UTC 01:06:24
#015: Gestational Diabetes with Lily Nichols

Join us as we discuss everything about gestational diabetes with Lily Nichols. In this episode, you'll learn about what it is, if you're at risk, the screening options, nutritional ketosis, why the conventional nutritional guidelines for gestational diabetes fail and how to eat to prevent and better control gestational diabetes. Don't miss out on this very important information because your blood sugar levels have a tremendous impact over your health and that of your baby. Be sure to share this podcast episode with any of your pregnant friends to raise awareness about the most effective and natural method to manage gestational diabetes.

Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist and Certified Pilates Instructor whose approach to nutrition embraces real food, integrative medicine, and mindfulness. Her popular blog, www.PilatesNutritionist.com, explores a variety of topics related to real food nutrition, digestive health, and pregnancy. Lily's book (and online program of the same name), Real Food for Gestational Diabetes, is the first to advocate for a nutrient-dense, lower carb diet for managing gestational diabetes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Welcome & Updates

[8:06] What is Gestational Diabetes

[9:05] Carbohydrate Intolerance and Insulin Resistance

[9:52] Who's at risk?

[15:24] Why the conventional nutrition approach for gestational diabetes doesn't work?

[21:31] Where does the mysterious 175 g of carbohydrates come from?

[26:12] Fear of fat in the medical community

[29:55] Screening Options for Gestational Diabetes

[35:41] Declining the test and possible consequences

[39:45] Is drinking the orange sugary drink dangerous during pregnancy?

[45:10] Nutritional Ketosis in Pregnancy

[52:47] Healthy Real Food Diet for Gestational Diabetes

[55:09] Sample Meal Plans for Gestational Diabetes

[57:50] 3 Top Strategies for Women with Gestational Diabetes (and women wanting to prevent it!)

[1:01:01] Online Gestational Diabetes Course with Lily

[1:05:30] Outro

Shownotes:

 

#014: Baby-Led Weaning with Dr. Salib-Huber
55:33
2017-09-23 00:30:22 UTC 55:33
#014: Baby-Led Weaning with Dr. Salib-Huber

Join us as we discuss baby-led weaning and answer your questions about infant feeding! You'll find out when the best time is to introduce food, the benefits of baby-led weaning over traditional pureed food, the best first foods and foods to avoid, the science of and how to deal with choking and gagging, introducing allergens, how much to feed, how to manage solid intake with breastfeeding and formula, and more! Whether you are still waiting on introducing solid food or are currently introducing solids to your baby, you won't want to miss this informative and entertaining discussion!

TIMESTAMP:

Steph’s Updates [1:02]

Aglaée’s Updates [7:28]

Dr. Salib-Huber’s Bio [8:50]

What is baby-led weaning [10:30]

When is a baby ready for solid food? [11:45]

Gut maturity in babies [19:40]

Benefits of baby-led weaning [22:14]

Choking and gagging [28:22]

Best first foods [34:48]

Foods to avoid/allergens [43:01] 

Overfeeding/Underfeeding [49:00]

Baby-led weaning and nursing [51:25]

 BIO: Dr. Jennifer Salib-Huber's 

Dr. Jennifer Salib-Huber is a naturopathic doctor and registered dietitian who has been in practice since 2004.  She works with patients of all ages, and especially loves working with women and children. While getting ready to introduce solids to her eldest daughter in 2008, she stumbled on Baby Led Weaning and successfully used the method to introduce all three of her children to food. She has facilitated workshops in Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, since 2010 and loves introducing parents to this “real food” method of food introduction.

SHOWNOTES:

 

#013: Fertility with Dr. Cabeca
54:22
2017-09-23 00:30:22 UTC 54:22
#013: Fertility with Dr. Cabeca

Join us as we talk to Dr. Anna Cabeca, an expert in women’s health and functional medicine, about fertility! We discuss what fertility/infertility means and signs to look out for, why we are seeing so much infertility, things the partner can do to increase his fertility, aging and fertility, stress and infertility, how to talk to someone struggling with infertility, and a whole lot more! You’ll learn valuable tips, supplements ideas, and changes you can make to your lifestyle TODAY to have a healthy baby.

Dr. Cabeca's bio:

Dr. Anna Cabeca is an expert in Women’s health and Functional Medicine. She is an Emory University trained, board certified Gynecologist and Obstetrician, and board certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. She specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and natural alternatives for optimal aging and high performance.

Dr. Cabeca’s years of experience in her private practice along with her own journey of transformation has placed her as one of the most in-demand speakers regarding restorative health, sexual health and anti-aging. She is a consultant and trainer for other physicians in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Functional Medicine Principles and creator of programs called  WomensRestorativeHealth.com, SexualCPR.com and SexyYoungerYou.com. Dr. Anna is also the creator of the highly physician recommended health drink MightyMaca.com

She has literally traveled around the world to find the best natural solutions in health.  Her belief is that the advantages of creating health and hormone balance not only improves our own health, but also improve the health of generations to follow.

Timestamps:

[0:27] Steph’s Updates

[3:58] Aglaée’s Updates

[5:35] Dr. Cabeca’s Biography

[7:27] What makes a woman fertile? What are signs that a woman is fertile or could possibly be subfertile?

[15:20]  Why are we seeing so much infertility/subfertility these days?

[16:50] How often is infertility an issue with the male partner? What are some things that could cause male infertility?

[20:51] How much truth is there to the saying that it's harder to get pregnant as you get older? 

[24:14] How much does stress contribute to infertility/subfertility?

[29:00] Top lifestyle, nutrition, and supplement tips for improving fertility 

[38:32] Top tips for improving fertility for the guys

[44:09] Miscarriages in first time moms

[46:08] How do you respectfully talk to someone struggling with fertility?

[50:00] Information about Dr. Cabeca’s programs and products (Mighty Maca, SexualCPR, Feel Fabulous, Oxytocin Quiz) 

Shownotes:

 

#012: Interview with Stacy Toth
39:38
2017-09-23 00:30:22 UTC 39:38
#012: Interview with Stacy Toth

Join us to get many useful tips and wisdom from Stacy Toth, from the Paleo Parents. In this interview, you'll learn concrete ways to help transition your family to a real food based diet, how to eat real food while on the road, how to prioritize self-care even for moms and a few tips for breastfeeding moms. Please share your own tips and comments below, we'd love to hear from you!

[3:48] Transitioning the family to a real food based diet

[24:18] Eating real food on the road

[29:26] The importance of self-care for moms

[33:43] Tips for breastfeeding moms

Stacy’s bio

Husband and wife, Stacy Toth and Matthew McCarry blog together at the popular website, PaleoParents.com. They co-host and produce the top rated syndicated podcast, The Paleo View as well as authored bestselling cookbooks, Eat Like a Dinosaur, a recipe & guidebook for gluten-free kids, Beyond Bacon, Paleo Recipes that Respect the Whole Hog, and Real Life Paleo,Recipes, Meals, and Practical Tips That Follow an Easy Three-Phased Approach to Health as well as two eBooks: 3 Phase Paleo: Transition Your Family in Three Easy Steps and Paleo to Go: Meals & Snacks for Work, School and Travel! They and their award-winning recipes have been featured in several national publications, television, radio shows, podcasts and many sites online.

In addition to writing on topics related to paleo parenting, Stacy & Matt are well-known for their candor and openness in addressing topics related to having changed their whole family’s health with a paleo lifestyle. This includes living without a gallbladderdepressionthe auto-immune protocolstill being the fattest people in paleo after losing 200lbsbecoming a strong athlete after a lifetime of obesity, and everything in between. Stacy is also a competitive Strong Woman.

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

SHOWNOTES:

Books:

eBooks:

Online paleo shop:

disclaimerPlease 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.

 

#011: Interview with Dr. Alessandra Wall - The Thriving Parent
01:05:33
2017-09-23 00:30:22 UTC 01:05:33
#011: Interview with Dr. Alessandra Wall - The Thriving Parent

Join us as we talk to Dr. Alessandra Wall, a licensed clinical psychologist, who specializes in helping new parents not only survive, but THRIVE! If you’re feeling overbooked, underwhelmed, and out of focus you’ll enjoy Dr. Wall’s suggestions on how to create a more balanced, fulfilling life for you and your family.

Many people want balance, health and a sense of control over their lives, but aren’t sure where to start or what they should be focusing their efforts and time on. Busy business owners and entrepreneurs who are struggling to juggle personal, familial and professional roles, and parents who are trying to define their needs while taking care of their families will gain a ton of insight and wisdom from this episode!

Alessandra’s Bio:

Alessandra Wall, Ph.D. is the Owner of Life in Focus Coaching. She is a wife, mother, Life coach, psychologist, CrossFit Coach and the Board Chair of Empower Charter School. Dr. Wall believes that life should be about thriving, not just getting by. She practices out of San Diego, Calif., and coaches working professionals and parents to find what is right for them and build the life they want to live. For more, visit http://www.lifeinfocussd.com.

Stephanie’s Updates [1:06]

Aglaée’s Updates [6:05]

Dr. Alessandra’s Biography [7:42] 

What it means to THRIVE as a new parent versus survive. [9:05]

Why is parenting so tricky? [11:54]

Dr. Wall’s thoughts on attachment parenting. [16:26]

Ways to make the transition to parenthood more smooth. [19:19]

Ways to build a community if you don’t have family around. [23:13]

Why have we become so out of touch with our needs. [29:15]

How to figure out what you need. The practice of doing “nothing.” [35:20]

What do you do if you don’t know what your needs are? [39:30]

What can we do to not feel guilty about taking time for ourself. [45:32]

How does Dr. Alessandra Wall create balance in her life. [50:42]

 

Actionable steps moms can take to create balance and live their ideal life. [54:40]

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

SHOWNOTES:

#010: Our 7 favorite superfoods for supermoms!
49:06
2017-09-23 00:30:22 UTC 49:06
#010: Our 7 favorite superfoods for supermoms!

Join us as we discuss our favorite superfoods for all of you supermoms! These foods are nutritional rockstars for nearly everyone, but especially for those wanting to become pregnant, are pregnant, or are nourishing their body with real food to help heal postpartum. We're sure you can probably guess one or two of these superfoods, but we've added some that you will definitely not find in the standard pregnancy nutrition books! Hopefully at least some of these foods will soon become new, delicious additions to your current diet!

Listen in to hear our 7 superfood suggestions, recipe ideas, and ways we personally enjoy them in our diet! Then, let us know how you enjoy them through the comments section on our website!

Find us at RealFoodMamasPodcast.com

SHOWNOTES:

#009: Q&A episode: thyroid health, food sensitivities & snack ideas (grain-free, dairy-free and nut-free)
41:39
2017-09-23 00:30:22 UTC 41:39
#009: Q&A episode: thyroid health, food sensitivities & snack ideas (grain-free, dairy-free and nut-free)

Join the Real Food Mamas on our second Q&A episode where we answer your questions about thyroid health in the postpartum period, food sensitivities in kids, and real food snack ideas.

[0:52] Steph’s Updates

[2:58] Aglaée’s Updates

[5:38] Question #1: Can you discuss hormonal imbalances and Hashimoto’s that manifests postpartum and what to do about it? 

[20:02] Question #2: What do you do when your child becomes allergic to foods she used to enjoy? What can cause extreme highs/lows in my child’s behavior?

 [32:48] Question #3: What are healthy snack ideas that pack a lot of calories for nursing mamas following a real food diet?

SHOWNOTES:

#008: Q&A episode: safe teas, liver, sardines, tips to survive the 1st trimester, macro balance, and GBS testing
41:01
2017-09-23 00:30:22 UTC 41:01
#008: Q&A episode: safe teas, liver, sardines, tips to survive the 1st trimester, macro balance, and GBS testing

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they answer your questions this week with their first Q&A episode! 

We are happy to answer you questions about:

1. Favorite brands of tea, sardines, and ways to prepare liver

2. Tips for managing processed food cravings and the first trimester and macronutrient ranges in pregnancy

3. Group B-strep and natural prevention strategies

Stay tuned for lots more question/answer sessions in the episodes to come!

 [1:21] Steph’s Updates

[7:44] Aglaée’s Updates

[9:05] First Question: What are some ways to prepare liver? What are good types/brands of tea? What are your favorite brands of sardines?

[19:03] Second Question: How do you avoid processed foods during pregnancy? Any tips for managing the first trimester? How should your balance of carbs, fat, and protein look like during pregnancy especially if you follow the paleo diet?

[28:39] Third Question What are your thoughts/recommendations on Group B Strep? Besides a probiotic, is there anything else we can do diet-wise to treat and/or prevent it? Is there a specific strain of probiotic that might be more effective than others?

 

#007: Interview with Chris Kresser
49:28
2017-09-23 00:30:22 UTC 49:28
#007: Interview with Chris Kresser

Join us on episode 7 where we interview Chris Kresser, a functional medicine practitioner. We discuss a fascinating theory about why preconception/prenatal health is so important, the best superfoods, supplements, and nutrients before and during pregnancy, the benefits of baby-led weaning versus pureed foods, the controversy regarding introducing allergenic foods early to avoid allergies later in life, and why self-care is so important for moms!

[0:00] Introduction of today’s guest, Chris Kresser

[1:00] Steph’s Updates

[3:24] Aglaée’s updates

[7:15] Chris Kresser’s Bio

[9:08] Developmental Origins Theory - Why nutrition is important before and during your pregnancy

[11:37] The most important foods/supplements to eat/take during pregnancy

[19:48] Risks/benefits of fish during pregnancy

[21:33] Starting solids: baby-led weaning vs. purees

[24:50] Chris’ thoughts on introducing allergenic foods to avoid allergies later in life

[26:33] Self-care tips for new moms

[28:10] Recommendations for child spacing 

[30:00] Info on Chris’ Healthy Baby Code program

[33:25] Steph + Aglaée: How to make liver palatable (recipes, tips/tricks)

[38:33] Steph + Aglaée: Our thoughts on child spacing

[41:09] Steph + Aglaée: Our thoughts on supplementation (favorite products)  

SHOWNOTES:

Stephanie's favorite supplements:

Aglaée's favorite supplements:

#006: Postpartum depression, mood, and anxiety disorders: Interview with Gail Root, a Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health Expert
51:28
2017-09-23 00:30:22 UTC 51:28
#006: Postpartum depression, mood, and anxiety disorders: Interview with Gail Root, a Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health Expert

Join us on episode 6 as we talk openly with Gail Root, a pre and perinatal psychology and health expert, about what many moms really experience after childbirth. From the baby blues to postpartum psychosis, Gail helps us all understand what postpartum mood and anxiety disorders are, signs/symptoms to look out for, how friends/families can best help new moms, why these conditions are so under-diagnosed and under-treated, treatment options (including those suitable for breastfeeding women), and a ton of valuable resources!  

Please listen and share this episode with as many people as you can. You can help us increase the awareness of this issue and make sure moms get the support they deserve.

SHOWNOTES:

#005: The Postpartum Period (Part 2: The First Six Months)
52:43
2017-09-23 00:30:22 UTC 52:43
#005: The Postpartum Period (Part 2: The First Six Months)

What are the first few months postpartum REALLY like? Steph and Aglaée get vulnerable and discuss their personal struggles, crazy thoughts, rollercoaster ride of emotions, and strategies for surviving the newborn phase and first few months. If you're a new mom, you'll resonate with the stories on this episode. If you're an expecting mom, you'll get a sense of what to expect. Join us as we share our eye-opening, humbling, real-life experiences.

[0:00] Recap on last episode and need for more information about postpartum depression and anxiety disorders on this podcast.

[1:32] Announce next show's expert, Gail Root, a pre & perinatal psychology and health expert.

[1:58] Fact of the day - Postpartum support in other countries.

[4:03] Aglaée's updates

[7:45] Steph's updates

[11:36] Listener feedback - breastfeeding struggles and support

[14:45] Aglaée's postpartum story

[34:48] Steph's postpartum story

 

SHOWNOTES:

And finally, here's a nice poem for you to enjoy

"The most difficult part of birth is the first year afterwards. It is the year of travail - when the soul of a woman must birth the mother inside her. The emotional labour pains of becoming a mother are far greater than the physical pangs of birth; these are the growing surges of your heart as it pushes out selfishness and fear and makes room for sacrifice and love. It is a private and silent birth of the soul, but it is no less holy than the event of childbirth, perhaps it is even more sacred."- Joy Kusek

#004: The Postpartum Period (Part 1: The First Month)
54:35
2017-09-23 00:30:22 UTC 54:35
#004: The Postpartum Period (Part 1: The First Month)

Postpartum depression is an issue that isn’t often talked about because, let’s face it, it’s not glamorous. There is so much pressure and expectation to look like you have it all together as a new mom, especially with the popularity of social media.

In this episode, Steph and Aglaée tackle the myths and facts about postpartum depression, discuss their own experiences about surviving the first month, give tons of tips for dealing with postpartum depression and the postnatal period, and provide support for new moms who may be dealing with postpartum depression or those having trouble coping with the demands of being a new mom.

[1:00] - A listener’s successful hospital birth story

[8:00] - Postpartum depression facts and myths

[11:00] - Postpartum depression risk factors 

[14:00]  - Updates (6 month breastfeeding celebration, first foods)

[20:00] - Steph’s postpartum and first month story 

[29:00] - Aglaée’s postpartum and first month story

[38:00] - Steph’s tips for the first month

[48:00] - Aglaée’s tips for the first month

#003: Aglaée's Homebirth Story
41:19
2017-09-23 00:30:22 UTC 41:19
#003: Aglaée's Homebirth Story

Have you ever been interested in having a homebirth? Are you curious about how homebirths work?

In this episode, Aglaée opens up and shares her story. You'll learn about her experience with becoming and being pregnant, her decision to have a homebirth, the process she had working with midwives, the importance of social support during pregnancy, delivery, and after birth, her entire birth story, and lots more! You'll hear her talk about just how hard it was and her strategies for dealing with health practitioners who don't share your values.

This epsiode provides listeners with an opportunity to get to know Aglaée as she opens up about her personal experiences and shares natural pregnancy/homebirth inspiration. 

Read more about her homebirth: http://realfoodmamaspodcast.com/2015/02/28/episode-003-aglaees-homebirth-story/

#002: Steph's Home Waterbirth Story
43:35
2017-09-23 00:30:22 UTC 43:35
#002: Steph's Home Waterbirth Story

Have you ever been interested in having a homebirth? Are you curious about how homebirths or waterbirths work?

In this episode, Steph opens up and shares her story. You'll learn about her experience with becoming and being pregnant, her decision to have a homebirth, the process she had working with midwives, the importance of social support during pregnancy, delivery, and after birth, her entire birth story, and lots more! You'll hear her talk about just how hard it was and her strategies for getting through the pain.

This epsiode provides listeners with an opportunity to get to know Steph as she opens up about her personal experiences and shares natural pregnancy/homebirth inspiration. 

 

Read more about her story and see pictures: http://realfoodmamaspodcast.com/2015/02/28/episode-002-stephanies-waterbirth-story/

#001: What is the Real Food Mamas podcast?
22:52
2017-09-23 00:30:22 UTC 22:52
#001: What is the Real Food Mamas podcast?

In this first episode of Real Food Mamas podcast, Stephanie and Aglaée introduce themselves and share their own struggles with fertility. They discuss what the show will and will not be about, how the show will flow, future topics, and experts they will be interviewing. It's a must listen!

More info: http://realfoodmamaspodcast.com/

#70: Cesarean Recovery with Ali Miller, Part 2
37:28
2017-10-07 18:20:58 UTC 37:28
#70: Cesarean Recovery with Ali Miller, Part 2

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!

Because our conversation was jam-packed with resources to support those planning or recovering from a cesarean birth, we decided to split the episode into two parts. That way, you'll be able to take in all of this great information without feeling overwhelmed (in a good way!).

Topics discussed in Part 1 (episode 69):

  • Ali's story
  • Her original birth plan and how that changed
  • How she managed the change in birth plan (emotionally, mentally, physically)
  • The differences between a gentle (or natural or family-centered) cesearean and a traditional cesarean

Topics discussed in Part 2 (episode 70):

  • Concerns of cesarean sections
  • How to address these concerns with a food-as-medicine, functional medicine approach
  • Considerations for mom and baby
  • Vaginal inoculation and supplements
  • Low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diets during pregnancy and nursing
  • How Ali feeds her toddler
  • Ali's practice, cookbook, and services

Ali's bio:

Ali Miller is an integrative functional medicine practitioner with a background in naturopathic medicine. She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, certified weight management specialist, recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in her field. Ali has a passion to create public awareness regarding the significant role diet plays in our overall health and believes everything we put in our body can contribute towards optimal health or dysfunction and disease.   Her Food-As-Medicine philosophy is supported by up-to-date scientific research for a functional approach to healing the body. Ali’s message has influenced millions through media with weekly television segments, corporate outreach and within the medical community, and named one of Houston's 50 most influential women of 2015. Ali’s expertise can be accessed through her website: www.alimillerRD.com offering a blog, podcasts, online learning, and access to her practice in Montrose, Naturally Nourished.

 

 

Enjoy the listen!

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

    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.

#69: Cesarean Recovery with Ali Miller, Part 1
29:06
2017-10-07 18:20:58 UTC 29:06
#69: Cesarean Recovery with Ali Miller, Part 1

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!

Because our conversation was jam-packed with resources to support those planning or recovering from a cesarean birth, we decided to split the episode into two parts. That way, you'll be able to take in all of this great information without feeling overwhelmed (in a good way!).

Topics discussed in Part 1:

  • Ali's story
  • Her original birth plan and how that changed
  • How she managed the change in birth plan (emotionally, mentally, physically)
  • The differences between a gentle (or natural or family-centered) cesearean and a traditional cesarean

Topics discussed in Part 2:

  • Concerns of cesarean sections
  • How to address these concerns with a food-as-medicine, functional medicine approach
  • Considerations for mom and baby
  • Vaginal inoculation and supplements
  • Low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diets during pregnancy and nursing
  • How Ali feeds her toddler
  • Ali's practice, cookbook, and services

Ali's bio:

Ali Miller is an integrative functional medicine practitioner with a background in naturopathic medicine. She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, certified weight management specialist, recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in her field. Ali has a passion to create public awareness regarding the significant role diet plays in our overall health and believes everything we put in our body can contribute towards optimal health or dysfunction and disease.   Her Food-As-Medicine philosophy is supported by up-to-date scientific research for a functional approach to healing the body. Ali’s message has influenced millions through media with weekly television segments, corporate outreach and within the medical community, and named one of Houston's 50 most influential women of 2015. Ali’s expertise can be accessed through her website: www.alimillerRD.com offering a blog, podcasts, online learning, and access to her practice in Montrose, Naturally Nourished.

 

 

Enjoy the listen!

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

    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.

#068: Goodbye Aglaée!
28:32
2017-10-07 18:20:58 UTC 28:32
#068: Goodbye Aglaée!

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 updates about nursing / weaning, sleep, and her upcoming move.

Enjoy the listen!

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

 

#067: Q&A [Pregnant + Nursing and "Getting Your Body Back"]
52:42
2017-10-07 18:20:58 UTC 52:42
#067: Q&A [Pregnant + Nursing and "Getting Your Body Back"]

In this episode, Stephanie and Aglaée answer two of your questions! 

Topics discussed:

  • Maintaining your milk supply while pregnant
  • Concerns with galactagogues and nursing
  • Weaning 
  • Postpartum body image
  • Postpartum weight loss

Enjoy the listen!

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

            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.

#066: Keto for Women with Leanne Vogel
54:03
2017-10-07 18:20:58 UTC 54:03
#066: Keto for Women with Leanne Vogel

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!

Topics discussed:

  • Leanne's story
  • What makes her fat-fueled approach different than the traditional keto diet
  • The benefits of keto for women
  • Modifications for women
  • Considerations for pregnant and nursing moms
  • Who shouldn't do the keto diet
  • Biggest mistakes people make when they start a keto diet
  • How to start your keto journey
  • Supplements that may help you on your keto journey

Leanne's bio:

Leanne Vogel is the founder of Healthful Pursuit, best-selling author of over 11 health programs, host of The Keto Diet Podcast, author of the bestselling paperback, The Keto Diet, and the creator of Fat Fueled living - a holistic, paleo-friendly approach to a ketogenic, high-fat diet. She has been in the field of nutrition since receiving her holistic nutrition certification in 2007. Leanne shares free videos, podcasts, recipes and keto-friendly resources on her blog, healthfulpursuit.com.

 

 

 

Enjoy the listen!

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

    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.

#065: Healthy Baby Food with Serenity Kids
53:14
2017-10-07 18:20:58 UTC 53:14
#065: Healthy Baby Food with Serenity Kids

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:

  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.  

#064: Q&A: Vitamin D Supplementation + Baby Soap & Shampoo
42:10
2017-10-07 18:20:58 UTC 42:10
#064: Q&A: Vitamin D Supplementation + Baby Soap & Shampoo

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:

  1. Vitamin D supplements - what to look for, our favorite brands, how much to take, and blood testing.
  2. 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:

  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.

#063: Q&A Episode [Finding your idea birth provider/setting + balancing hormones postpartum]
55:26
2017-10-07 18:20:58 UTC 55:26
#063: Q&A Episode [Finding your idea birth provider/setting + balancing hormones postpartum]

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:

  1. How to find your ideal birth provider and setting
  2. How to balance your hormones postpartum

Enjoy the listen!

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.  

 

#062: Birth Trauma (with Dr. Pauline Drillard, Ph.D.)
46:45
2017-10-07 18:20:58 UTC 46:45
#062: Birth Trauma (with Dr. Pauline Drillard, Ph.D.)

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:

  1. What is birth trauma and how common it is
  2. The impact of birth trauma on motherhood and the postpartum period
  3. How others (friends, family, partner) can say or to do support women with birth trauma
  4. How to navigate disrespectful birth workers
  5. The benefits of asking for your medical records from the birth for closure
  6. How to prevent a birth trauma from impacting future pregnancies and labors
  7. How birth workers can heal from birth trauma
  8. 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:

  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

#61 ~ Supplements for Pregnancy and Postpartum [with Dr. Low Dog, M.D.]
01:09:50
2017-10-07 18:20:58 UTC 01:09:50
#61 ~ Supplements for Pregnancy and Postpartum [with Dr. Low Dog, M.D.]

In this episode, Stephanie interviewed Dr. Low Dog, M.D.  to discuss supplements for pregnant and postpartum mamas. 

Topics discussed:

  1. How to choose the best prenatal multivitamin
  2. The pros/cons of whole food based supplements versus synthetic supplements
  3. What nutrients pregnant and postpartum mamas are often deficient in
  4. The most important supplements for preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum (including nursing mamas)
  5. The importance of iron, choline, iodine, and folate 
  6. The safety of vitamin A during pregnancy
  7. Supplements for anxiety and adrenal health
  8. How to assess the safety of supplements during pregnancy and postpartum
  9. 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.

 

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#060 ~ Strong Women [with Steph Gaudreau]
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2017-10-07 18:20:58 UTC 56:02
#060 ~ Strong Women [with Steph Gaudreau]

In this episode, Aglaée interviews Steph Gaudreau to talk about what it means to be strong women. This episode is for all moms, moms-to-be, moms that can't be, and moms who have lost just as much as it is also for sisters, daughters, friends and anyone who identifies as women. Here are some of the many interesting topics this discussion leads us to:

  • What does it mean to be strong? (hint: it's not only about physical strength!)
  • Social media, body image, and body shaming
  • The most fearless things Steph did in her life
  • The one area women should work on first to improve their strength and resilience
  • The Women's Strength Summit (grab your free tickets here!)

Enjoy the listen!

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Steph’s bio

Steph Gaudreau is a certified holistic nutrition practitioner, weightlifting and mindset coach, and the author of the best-selling Performance Paleo Cookbook. She's also the creator of the Women's Strength Summit. Her recipes and expert advice have been featured in SELF, Outside Magazine, Elle, and Greatist. Steph loves barbells, cats, and anything Lord of the Rings. She lives in San Diego, CA.

Steph Gaudreau

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#059: Stephanie's second postpartum
58:56
2017-10-07 18:20:58 UTC 58:56
#059: Stephanie's second postpartum

In this episode, we discuss how Stephanie's second postpartum is going as well as the things she's doing differently to make this experience much smoother and more enjoyable than her first.

Topics:

  1. How this postpartum is different than her first.
  2. What she's doing to help her body heal physically and mentally.
  3. What she's doing for self-care.
  4. Her experience with postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.
  5. What she ate postpartum.
  6. Her simple strategies for meal planning/prepping.

Enjoy the listen!

And happy anniversary! :)

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Shownotes:

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#058: Is your relationship with food broken? [with Aglaée & Steph]
58:44
2017-10-07 18:20:58 UTC 58:44
#058: Is your relationship with food broken? [with Aglaée & Steph]

In this episode, Aglaée opens up about her past struggles with her relationship with food and her body and her healing journey to find that long-lost peace and freedom again. Steph interviews Aglaée about her past disordered eating and eating disorder, how to recognize it, the healing journey, and how she's now so passionate about helping other women do the same. :)

Topics include:

  • Aglaée's food story: from being a normal eater to emotional eating and binge eating
  • The biggest different in her life since healing her relationship with food and her body
  • Five signs that your relationship with food might be broken
  • Aglaée's 3 best action steps to help women make peace with food
  • Aglaée's Radicata SEED Protocol and her classes starting May 1st

Enjoy the listen!

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Shownotes:

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#057: Homebirth Q&A
41:02
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 41:02
#057: Homebirth Q&A

In this episode, we answer your questions about homebirths.

Topics include:

  1. Homebirths at “older” ages (35+)
  2. Concerns we had about our own homebirths
  3. Positive reinforcement for moms considering a homebirth
  4. Additional things to consider when planning a homebirth
  5. What to do about naysayers
  6. How to manage pain without an epidural
  7. How to find a provider that fits your birthing philosophy and wishes
  8. Postpartum recovery tips while managing a toddler

Enjoy the listen!

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Shownotes:

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#056: Stephanie's second home waterbirth story
48:54
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 48:54
#056: Stephanie's second home waterbirth story

In this episode, Stephanie shares her second home waterbirth story. She discusses how her second home waterbirth went, how it was different than her first, things she learned the second time around, and advice to mamas getting ready for the big day whether they’re planning on giving birth in the hospital or at home.

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • How Stephanie's second postpartum is going
  • How she was feeling the days and weeks before she delivered
  • How she mentally and physically prepared for labor
  • Advice to moms struggling during their final days and weeks
  • Her entire birth story
  • The pros and cons of having a fast labor
  • The different types of electronic fetal monitoring and why it's done
  • Tips for dealing with afterbirth contractions
  • What she did with her toddler during labor

The next episode will cover Q&A's about homebirth from our listeners!

Enjoy the listen!

And happy anniversary! :)

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Shownotes:

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#055: Making healthy eating simple [with Tatiana Amico]
37:12
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 37:12
#055: Making healthy eating simple [with Tatiana Amico]

In this episode, Aglaée interviews Tatiana Amico. Listen as they talk about her story of breaking free from chronic dieting and disordered eating, how becoming a mom was a turning point for her, how to keep things simple in the kitchen, and her favorite tips to get tons of nutrition.

We also talk about the power of de-cluttering, asking for help, and putting yourself first for your well-being and that of the whole family! :)

Enjoy the listen!

 

Tatiana Amico's bio:

Tatiana Amico is a Health Coach and Business Mentor empowering women to take control of their health and life. After saying goodbye to her corporate job, she enrolled in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Now, Tatiana works with women who want to stop complaining, start taking action, and love themselves completely.

Tatiana Amico

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#054: Eat Well, Train Smart, and Be Kind to Your Body [with Kate Callaghan]
49:40
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 49:40
#054: Eat Well, Train Smart, and Be Kind to Your Body [with Kate Callaghan]

Aglaée interviews the holistic nutritionist, Kate Callaghan, to talk about how eating well, training smart, and being kind to your body can help you achieve hormonal balance, better health, and more happiness.

In this interview, Kate shares her story with hypothalamic amenorrhea and why she's so passionate about hormonal and women health. She tells us how she healed her hormones naturally, talks about the most common mistakes she sees women make with their food and training, and explains the strong connection between the gut and our hormones.

If you have hormones, you won't want to miss this one! :)

Enjoy the listen!

Kate Callaghan's bio:

Kate is a holistic nutritionist, dietitian, international speaker, personal trainer and mother of one, living in Wanaka, New Zealand. Kate is the author of the all-encompassing guide for optimising women's health and happiness "Holistic Nutrition: Eat Well, Train Smart & Be Kind to Your Body". Having experienced hormonal chaos and infertility, and managing to heal herself naturally, Kate is passionate about healing women’s hormones and fast-tracking them to health, happiness and hotness through nutrient-dense foods, rejuvenating movement, unconditional self-love, and mindful and sustainable practices. You can find Kate through her website www.theholisticnutritionist.com, or via her social media:

Kate Callaghan

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Shownotes:

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#053: BIRTHFIT (fitness, nutrition, chiropractic, and mindset) with Dr. Lindsey Mathews, D.C.
01:01:56
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 01:01:56
#053: BIRTHFIT (fitness, nutrition, chiropractic, and mindset) with Dr. Lindsey Mathews, D.C.

Stephanie interviews Dr. Lindsey Mathews, D.C., BIRTHFIT founder, about the four pillars of BIRTHFIT (fitness, nutrition, chiropractic, and mindset) and how each of these pillars helps moms prepare for birth and postpartum. You'll learn how to take charge of your body and your decisions so you can have a more empowered pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. This interview is real, raw, and gets straight to the point. You'll walk away with actions steps that you can implement today to have a better birth.

Dr. Lindsey Mathews, DC's bio:

Dr. Lindsey Mathews, DC is the founder and CEO of BIRTHFIT. Lindsey is a chiropractor that specializes in the biomechanics and movement patterns of the human body, while also restoring mechanical integrity of the nervous system. Dr. Lindsey believes that we are born to move and that movement is life. On the field, behind the screen, and everyday, Dr. Lindsey has witnessed the endless capabilities of the human body. Her path has lead her to her Venice, CA, where she leads BIRTHFIT HQ, practices chiropractic, and coaches at DEUCE Gym, a strength and conditioning school. Lindsey believes that discipline is freedom and that showing up for your self is the most important first step. Dr. Lindsey was born to lead BIRTHFIT, a rockstar movement aimed at educating and empowering women through their motherhood transition.

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#052: VBACs (preparation, recovery, advice) with Elizabeth Quinn
49:33
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 49:33
#052: VBACs (preparation, recovery, advice) with Elizabeth Quinn

Join Stephanie as she interviews Elizabeth Quinn, mom of four and ICAN chapter leader, to discuss vaginal birth after cesearan (VBACs). You'll be inspired by Elizabeth's story and learn about VBAC safety, concerns, preparation, and strategies for healing physically and emotionally from your past birth(s). She also shares her favorite resources to help moms learn about their options and provides advice on finding a supportive provider.

Elizabeth Quinn's bio:

Elizabeth Quinn and her husband, Percy are raising their children in Jackson, Mississippi. They have four children: daughters Chesley, 7 years old, Anders 5 years old, and Adella 2.5 years old and they just welcomed their son on July 1, Sims McCallum. Elizabeth had a unnecessary section with her first child and a repeat section with her second before finding ICAN. It was with the support of her ICAN chapter that she went for and achieved a vba2c with her third and fourth children. She is chapter leader of ICAN of Jackson, Mississippi and active in the birth community there.

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#051: Feminine Super Power Year [with Christine Arylo]
01:03:27
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 01:03:27
#051: Feminine Super Power Year [with Christine Arylo]

Join Aglaée as she interviews Christine Arylo to talk about your Inner Mean Girl(s) might have been running your past year and how to access your Inner Wisdom (yes, you have it) to start the coming year. Christine also share her favorite daily morning practice and gives you some double dares that I also dare you to take in 2017! <3 

Enjoy the listen! :)

Christine Arylo's bio:

Christine Arylo is a women’s leadership advisor, transformational speaker and best selling author who leads retreats, workshops and programs for women and girls around the world. She combines her 15 years of corporate MBA experience with her 15 years of spiritual study of the divine feminine, yogic and earth based wisdom traditions, to teach women how to live and lead their lives, businesses and relationships the "feminine way,” professionally successful and personally sustainable and satisfying. Arylo is also the founder of the Path of Self Love School which has taught self-love, self compassion and self empowerment to over 35,000 women and girls on every continent.  You can connect with Christine at www.ChristineArylo.com or tune into her weekly podcast Feminine Power Time at FemininePowerTime.com.

Christine Arylo

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[3:08] Christine Arylo's bio

[4:22] Welcome Christine!

[4:49] Have your Inner Mean Girls been running your past year?

[9:35] Take the quiz and find out about your Inner Mean Girls Do you have a Doing Addict? Comparison Queen? Achievement Junkie? Worrywart? All of them?

[19:30] How to "get rid" of your Inner Mean Girl(s)!

[21:51] How to start connecting to your own Inner Wisdom (yes, I promise you have it! :) )

[25:55] Motivation with compassion vs from fear? Isn't that an excuse to stay stuck where I am (or permission to get even worse)? 

[33:15] Christine's favorite simple practice to start your morning 

[49:49] Christine's double dare for the new year

[1:00:42] Where to find Christine Arylo (website, books, Feminine Power Time podcast, programs and rituals)

[1:02:36] Outro

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#050: Against Doctor's Orders [incredibly inspiring story with Ali Barton]
01:03:30
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 01:03:30
#050: Against Doctor's Orders [incredibly inspiring story with Ali Barton]

Join Aglaée as she interviews Ali Barton who tells her incredibly inspiring story. This is a MUST listen! We also talk about organ donation, Ali's surrogate pregnancy, the biggest lesson she wants to teach her kids, how her mindset kept her going and how she gives us permission to complain and not compare our struggles. <3

Enjoy the listen! :)

Ali Barton's bio:

   Ali Barton is a licensed psychotherapist and wellness coach with a private practice outside of Boston, Ma. Currently, her most important job is a stay at home mom to her son Ethan, who was born months before Ali had her heart transplant in the summer of 2014. Ali has always been interested in health and real food, especially after getting sick with multiple autoimmune diseases related to undiagnosed celiac disease in 2011 – Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and ulcerative colitis. When Ali got pregnant  with her doctor's approval in 2014, her autoimmune disease spiraled out of control, and her heart went into failure due to a rare condition called endomyocardial fibrosis. Doctors recommended Ali to end her pregnancy at 21 weeks, and she refused to do so. Her son Ethan was born prematurely at 31, and is thriving today! She had her heart transplant  when Ethan was six months old.     After her experience, Ali wrote a book called "Against Doctor's Orders", where she tells her story, and also talks about trusting your gut and advocating for yourself in a medical setting. The book will be published in 2017. She blogs at www.aliweinbergbarton.com. When Ali is seeing clients, she specializes in working with women with mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, and with those who have chronic health conditions that impact their mood and functioning.

Ali Barton and her family

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:15] Aglaée's updates

[9:26] Ali Barton's bio

[11:13] Welcome Ali! Let's hear her story!

[16:10] Diagnosed with multiple autoimmune conditions

[18:07] Her battle with infertility and pregnancy complications

[20:14] Finally some answers about her heart condition and the moment she was told to end her pregnancy at 21 weeks

[26:00] Ethan is born and being away from him for the first 36 hours

[29:03] Ali needs a heart transplant!

[39:04] How Ali gives us permission to complain and NOT compare our struggles, emotions and pain

[45:25] What was the scariest part of Ali's story?

[47:48] How our MINDSET can make all the difference!

[50:57] Ali's surrogate pregnancy

[53:20] The biggest lesson Ali wants to teach her kids and a few words about the importance of organ donation

[54:40] Ali's book "Against Doctor's Orders" and where to find her blog and updates

[58:50] *** ORGAN DONATION ***check the box or use the app!!! <3

[1:02:39] Outro

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#049: BLW in the kitchen [recipes and tips with Jessica Coll]
45:08
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 45:08
#049: BLW in the kitchen [recipes and tips with Jessica Coll]

Join Aglaée as she interviews registered dietitian and BLW expert Jessica Coll to talk about Baby-Led Weaning and share practical tips and even recipes for you and your little ones. More specifically, we cover the introduction of meat, how to ensure babies get enough iron, how to introduce leafy greens BLW-style and how to make eating out easier.

Enjoy the listen! :)

Jessica Coll's bio:

Jessica Coll is obsessed with food. That is probably why she spent more than a thousand hours studying breasts. In addition to being a registered dietitian, she became a lactation consultant because breastmilk is a human being’s very first experience with food. Listen to this: everyone’s first real relationship is with food, from the womb to the spoon. For lots of us in North America, that relationship is troubled from day one. This is a story most people are trying to rewrite for the rest of their lives.

As a parent, you are in the most powerful position to help your baby transform this relationship into a love story. One that nourishes the body and the spirit.  When Jessica was six months old, her staple food was canned soup. She wants to make sure no human being has to suffer through this.

This is part of the reason why she created the BLW Online Course where she guides parents in this new adventure.  Get 50% off the lifetime access of Jessica’s Baby Led Weaning online course by entering the code REALFOODMAMAS at blw.jessicacoll.com).

Jessica Coll, RD and BLW expert

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:35] Aglaee's update

[6:00] Jessica's bio

[7:42] Welcome Jessica!

[8:57] How Jessica found out about BLW and then became an expert!

[13:40] How to introduce meat for babies and ensure they get enough iron

[25:40] How to introduce leafy greens

[32:10] Eating out and doing BLW with your little one

[37:10] Recommended products to do BLW

[40:02] Jessica's BLW Online Course and where to find more about Jessica (links in the shownotes)

[44:17] Outro

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Shownotes:

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048: Yoga for moms with Amelia Barnes (and a few words about baby loss and ICP)
51:43
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 51:43
048: Yoga for moms with Amelia Barnes (and a few words about baby loss and ICP)

Join Aglaée as she interviews Amelia Barnes to first talk about the benefits of yoga for moms and the important role yoga has played in her life, including during both of her pregnancies and postpartum periods.

In the second part of the interview, you will learn about Amelia's incredibly inspiring story with her first baby, Landon, unexpectedly passing away only 4 days after he was born and how he saved his sister's life.

Enjoy the listen! :)

Amelia Barnes's bio:

Amelia Kathryn Barnes is a yoga teacher, retreat facilitator and small business owner. She teaches at Moksha Yoga Winnipeg and is a guide at the yoga and wellness website oneOeight.com. She is also the creator of PranaVidaStyle, a unique line of inspired and Canadian-made yoga apparel.

Amelia lives in Winnipeg, Canada with her husband Justin, daughter Lily and their big white mutt Cody.

Amelia Barnes

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[3:27] Welcome Amelia! - Let's talk about yoga for moms! How she got started with yoga Pros and cons of practicing at home vs at a studio

[8:27] Yoga beyond the physical practice

[11:25] Yoga for better immunity

[12:40] Yoga as a tool to reconnect to our bodies

[14:10] Anxiety about going to a yoga studio for the 1st time!!!

[17:35] Yoga and body image / self-acceptance

[22:10] Amelia's 3 favorite poses for moms

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[27:05] Landon's story

[33:10] Tips for moms dealing with baby loss

[37:30] Amelia's thoughts on "letting go" vs "setting free"

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[39:44] Lily's story and why you need to know about ICP (ICP stands for Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy)

[50:15] Where to find more about Amelia

[51:00] Outro

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#047: High-Risk Pregnancies [with Parijat Deshpande]
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2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 54:17
#047: High-Risk Pregnancies [with Parijat Deshpande]

Join Aglaée as she interviews Parijat Deshpande about high-risk pregnancies and the importance of emotional health and stress reduction during that crucial time of your life.

Whether you are experiencing a high-risk pregnancy or not, please give this episode a listen so you can share it with the moms who need it and I promise you'll also learn a few practical tips to apply to your life today (pregnant or not!).

Enjoy the listen! :)

Parijat Deshpande's bio:

Parijat Deshpande is the leading perinatal wellness expert who specializes in working with women during a high-risk pregnancy. She educates and guides women on how to manage their stress and anxiety so they can have healthier pregnancies, decrease their risk of preterm birth and give their baby a healthy start to life. Parijat is a clinically trained therapist, a women’s wellness expert and an experienced speaker on the impact of stress on health and wellness. She has over 4 years of experience as a Psychology Lecturer UC Berkeley and is the founder of MySahana, a South Asian mental health nonprofit. Parijat is also a certified wellness coach, a certified stress management coach and a certified marriage educator.

Parijat Deshpande

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:30] Aglaée's updates

[10:33] Parijat's bio

[11:40] Welcome Parijat!  (learn more about her high-risk pregnancy)

[17:04] Top 3 mistakes women with a high-risk pregnancy make

[25:25] How emotional health and stress can impact the baby and pregnancy

[30:00] Concrete (and fun!) tips to deal with stress

[33:20] How self-help tools can actually INCREASE anxiety!

[35:55] Forgetting about self-care activities during a high-risk pregnancy!

[38:33] How to ENJOY your pregnancy, even if it's a high-risk pregnancy

[40:30] Practical tips for stressful appointments and testing

[45:11] Parijat's 0pinion about meditation

[46:36] Tips for bed rest during pregnancy

[50:40] Statistics about high-risk pregnancies

[51:37] Where to find more about Parijat

[53:25] Outro

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Shownotes:

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#46: The Fourth Trimester [with Lisa Chin]
45:09
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 45:09
#46: The Fourth Trimester [with Lisa Chin]

Join Aglaée as she interviews Lisa Chin to learn more about her best tips for the fourth trimester. In this episode, we talk about a lot of interesting and time-proven Chinese traditions as well as concrete practical tips to get the nutrition your need for your postpartum recovery in today's modern world.

And don't forget to sign up for her Fourth Trimester Summit happening Nov 8-18, 2016!

Enjoy the listen! :)

Lisa Chin's bio:

Lisa Chin is a holistic mama to a happy two year old girl. Motherhood has profoundly changed who she is, how she sees the world and the mark she wants to leave. She seeks to live an inspired life of mothering, writing, and pursuing what calls to be created. When she's not wrangling spreadsheets or her toddler, she can be found writing for her blog, Lisa for Real (lisaforreal.com), where she share her thoughts on fierce femininity, eureka moments and lessons in self-awareness.

Her latest project is the Fourth Trimester Summit where Lisa interviews over 40 experts in women's health, infant development and mental health who share their knowledge so new moms can create their ideal postpartum experience.

Lisa Chin

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:44] Updates on Steph and her new little boy!

[4:10] Lisa Chin's bio

[6:45] Welcome Lisa!

[9:00] Hot vs cold during the postpartum period

[10:42] Defining the fourth trimester

[11:56] Not washing for 30 days?

[15:59] Heating foods for postpartum healing

[20:45] Actionable tips to support your postpartum recovery

[24:15] Placenta: do you have to eat it or not?

[26:28] Lisa's Fourth Trimester Summit

[33:09] Lisa's top 3 tips for the postpartum periods

[41:18] Where to find Lisa and access her facebook group

[44:19] Outro

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Shownotes:

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#45: Stephanie's Postpartum Plan
28:39
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 28:39
#45: Stephanie's Postpartum Plan

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they talk about Stephanie's postpartum plan

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:35] Happy 2nd birthday to our boys!

[2:33] Final preparation before giving birth

[6:26] Stephanie's birth

[8:18] Stephanie's reasons for choosing a homebirth

[12:08] What to do with other kids during labor

[16:03] Practical tips to help older children adjust to the transition

[20:04] Foods for the postpartum period

[23:00] What Stephanie plans to do differently this time

[28:08] Outro

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Shownotes:

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#44: Stephanie's second pregnancy
37:11
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 37:11
#44: Stephanie's second pregnancy

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they talk about Stephanie's second pregnancy, how it's different than her first, what she's been eating, her exercise routine, her supplements and her best tips for first time and second time moms.

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:39] Updates on Stephanie's pregnancy

[3:50] How her second pregnancy is different than the first (by trimester)

[15:01] Successes during this pregnancy

[18:22] Struggles during this pregnancy

[19:50] Stephanie's pregnancy diet

[23:51] Stephanie's exercise routine

[27:07] Stephanie's supplementation

[30:28] Tips for first time moms

[32:39] Tips for second time moms

[36:20] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.  

#43: Nourishing & Nurturing Your Marriage
41:54
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 41:54
#43: Nourishing & Nurturing Your Marriage

Join Aglaée as she interviews Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby about a very important topic that is not directly related to nutrition but that can make a tremendous impact on your health and that of the whole family: your marriage (or any other kinds of relationships)! 

In this episode, you'll learn about how becoming parents can affect your marriage (although you might already have noticed it yourself!), what common pitfalls to avoid, strategies to better nourish and nurture your marriage and when to know you need professional help.

Enjoy the listen! :)

 

Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby's bio:

Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a board certified life coach, and the founder and clinical director of Growing Self Counseling and coaching in Denver, Colorado. Though her practice is based in Denver she works with clients all over the US and internationally through online video. She's also the host of the Love, Happiness and Success podcast, and award-winning author of "Exaholics: Breaking your addiction to an Ex Love.

          Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:15] Aglaée's updates

[5:38] Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby's bio

[8:30] Welcome!

[9:00] How becoming parents affect marital relationships

[11:52] Common pitfalls new parents face

[16:58] Strategies for couples to be on the same page

[22:50] The balance between flexibility and structure

[28:20] A new approach to conflicts

[33:18] Signs it's time to get professional help 

[41:04] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.  

#42: Q&A Episode [Controversial Foods During Pregnancy: Liver + Kombucha]
30:34
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 30:34
#42: Q&A Episode [Controversial Foods During Pregnancy: Liver + Kombucha]

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they answer questions about controversial foods during pregnancy, specifically liver and kombucha!

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:08] Steph's updates

[3:52] Aglaée's updates

[8:35] Question: Is liver safe during pregnancy?

[21:45] Question: Is kombucha safe during pregnancy?

[29:40] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.

#41: Q&A Episode [Formula Options + Milk Alternatives]
36:32
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 36:32
#41: Q&A Episode [Formula Options + Milk Alternatives]

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they answer questions about formula options and milk alternatives. 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:55] Steph's updates

[8:24] Aglaée's updates

[13:02] Question: What is the best formula option for my daughter who is weaning?

[25:23] Question: What is the best milk replacement for kids?

[35:38] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.

#040: Q&A Episode [prenatals & 1st trimester nutrition]
34:05
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 34:05
#040: Q&A Episode [prenatals & 1st trimester nutrition]

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they answer questions about prenatals and first trimester nutrition. 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:04] Steph's updates

[8:02] Aglaée's updates

[9:31] Question: What prenatal vitamins is best? Are they really necessary?

[24:02] Question: What are your best tips for first trimester nutrition?

[33:03] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.

#039: Q&A Episode [healthy eating on a budget]
37:58
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 37:58
#039: Q&A Episode [healthy eating on a budget]

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they do a long overdue Q&A episode! Today, they only cover one question but it's a good one. ;)

Listen their many very useful and practical tips to help you and your family eat real food frugally. They cover how to save money on your protein, produce and other real food, in addition to many other ways to make more room in your budget for what matters the most to you.

Enjoy the listen and let us know what your best tips are to eat healthy on a budget!  (in the comments below or over here on facebook)

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:55] Steph's updates

[10:50] Aglaée's updates

[13:13] Question: What are your best tips to eat real food for your family frugally?

[37:10] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

 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.

#038: Sleep & Autoimmunity for Busy Moms with Dr. Sarah Ballantyne
01:02:46
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 01:02:46
#038: Sleep & Autoimmunity for Busy Moms with Dr. Sarah Ballantyne

Join us as Aglaée interviews Dr. Sarah Ballantyne to learn more about the importance of preventing autoimmune conditions for moms and their family. In this episode, you'll also get answers to the million dollar question "How can mom improve their sleep?" and many practical steps to make it happen. 

Enjoy the listen and don't forget to check out Sarah's Go To Bed program!

Dr. Sarah Ballantyne’ bio:

Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. is the creator of the award-winning online resource www.ThePaleoMom.com; cohost of the syndicated top-rated The Paleo View Podcast; New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Approach, The Paleo Approach Cookbook and The Healing Kitchen, and creator of the online program Go To Bed. Sarah earned her doctorate degree in medical biophysics at the age of 26 and spent the next four years doing research on critical care medicine, innate immunity, gene therapy and cell biology, earning a variety of awards for research excellence along the way.  Sarah’s transition from academic researcher to stay-at-home mom to award-winning and internationally-recognized health advocate and educator was driven by her own health journey, which included losing 120 pounds and using both diet and lifestyle to mitigate and reverse a dozen diagnosed health conditions. As a scientist both by training and by nature, Sarah is deeply interested in understanding how the foods we eat interact with our gut barriers, immune systems, and hormones to influence health. Sarah’s innate curiosity goes further than just understanding diet and she is also deeply interested in the impact of lifestyle factors like sleep, stress and activity. Her passion for scientific literacy and her talent for distilling scientific concepts into straightforward and accessible explanations form the foundation of her work and her dedication to improving public health. Learn more by checking out Sarah’s website, podcast and books. You can also find Sarah on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope and Pinterest.

Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, aka The Paleo Mom

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:27] Dr. Sarah Ballantyne's bio

[4:19] Real Food Mamas Updates

[6:44] Welcome Sarah!

[9:11] How fatigue, brain fog, memory loss, joint pain and other symptoms usually attributed to "aging" could actually be an autoimmune conditions

[17:02] How lifestyle factors can help you feel better by preventing and controlling autoimmunity

[17:53] How to know if you're at risk (hint: being a woman puts you at risk!)

[27:10] Which lifestyle factor is the most important? Diet, supplements, movement, stress management or sleep?

[34:11] The million dollar question: How can moms get enough sleep?

[39:18] How to get your "me time" AND go to bed early

[40:26] How to maximize napping (short vs long naps)

[42:47] How moms need to let go and ask for help (how our expectations and that of society is hurting our health!)

[47:38] How much sleep do you really need? (hint: it is NOT that individual)

[50:43] Sarah's top 3 easy action steps for moms to sleep better

[59:38] Where to find more about Sarah and the Go To Bed Program

[1:01:55] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.  

#037: Self-care for busy moms
56:05
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 56:05
#037: Self-care for busy moms

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they talk about their daily routines and how they both make sure to include time for self-care on a regular basis. Many moms feel guilty and selfish for taking time for themselves and create boundaries, but it is a true necessity for all moms. Including you! :)

In this episode, you'll see how starting our routine the night makes a big difference. You'll also hear many different examples and see that there is no one right way to incorporate more self-care into your days. Hopefully this episode will give you the inspiration and motivation to make sure you give yourself the time and space to take a break from your many roles (mom, wife, professional...) for a few hours a week so you can breathe and just be yourself.

Enjoy the listen and let us know what your self-care practice looks like!  (in the comments below or over here on facebook)

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:42] Steph's updates

[4:38] Aglaée's updates

[13:50] Tips to establish a daily routine

[17:54] Steph's daily routine

[31:44] Steph's self-care practice

[34:02] Aglaée's daily routine

[39:49] Aglaée's self-care practice

[46:20] Our final tips to make your self-care practice work for you

[55:10] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.

#036: Red Meat, Eating Local and Sustainability with Diana Rodgers
55:56
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 55:56
#036: Red Meat, Eating Local and Sustainability with Diana Rodgers

Join us as we talk about everything sustainability! In this episode, Aglaée interviews Diana Rodgers.

Learn about simple and easy steps you can take towards a more sustainable life, how red meat can be good for your health and the environment and how to source better quality foods locally.

We have the power to save the world with the food we put on your plate, so let's get started today. Enjoy the listen!

Diana Rodgers’ bio:

Diana Rodgers is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner living on a working organic farm outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She has written two books and hosts the Sustainable Dish podcast where she interviews experts in eco-living, nutrition, and food production. On her blog, SustainableDish.com, Diana shares recipes and information on living a more sustainable life. She sees patients in person and via Skype.

Diana Rodgers, NTP, RD

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:49] Updates and the importance of self-care!

[5:47] Diana Rodgers' bio and overview of today's episode

[9:36] How Diana got interested in nutrition and food production and how her family created a sustainable lifestyle on their organic farm

[20:31] Red meat and cancer: what's the bottom line?

[29:22] Is grain-fedmeat an option if you can't afford grass-fed beef?

[34:40] Diana's top 3 tips to make our life more sustainable

[39:46] How to feel more confident with your farmer and ask the right questions

[45:38] Coffee, chocolate, bananas... does Fair Trade really make a difference?

[50:50] Diana's advice to fix yourself first and then continue taking baby steps

[52:21] How Diana got through the RD (registered dietitian)'s conventional nutrition program knowing all she knows

[53:53] Where to find Diana Rodgers (and work with her)

[55:05] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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

#35: Healthy Eating for Busy Moms
48:34
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 48:34
#35: Healthy Eating for Busy Moms

Join us as we share our favorite tips to eat healthy even as busy moms!

In this episode, Stephanie and Aglaée share their secrets to eat healthy foods while running around a toddler and working. Learn about our must-have ingredients and convenience foods in the kitchen, how we plan our meals, how we batch cook, how we make our time in the kitchen more enjoyable and our top 3 favorite quick and simple meals that can be put together in fewer than 5 minutes!

We share lots of personal examples and practical tips. Enjoy the listen!

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:42] Our updates

[10:59] How we stock up our kitchen with real food

[25:38] How we plan our meals for the week

[34:39] How batch cooking can save you time during the week

[37:50] How to make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable

[40:40] Our 3 favorite quick go-to meals

[48:00] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Shownotes:

  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

#034: Picky Eaters with Danielle Binns, Part 2
38:07
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 38:07
#034: Picky Eaters with Danielle Binns, Part 2

Join us as we talk about picky eaters! In this two part episode, Stephanie interviews Pediatric Nutritionist & Picky Eating Expert and Certified Nutrition Practitioner Danielle Binns.

On this episode, Danielle discusses picky eaters that are on the bottom of growth charts. You’ll also learn how to work with your pediatrician; problems with the traditional recommendations for gaining weight; reasons why a child may be underweight; protein requirements for kids and ways to ensure intake; why kids throw food on the floor and play with their food; how sign language can help picky eaters and so much more! You’ll walk alway from this episode equipped with tons of strategies for making healthy eating more fun and less stressful!

We share lots of personal examples and practical tips. Enjoy the listen!

Danielle Binns’ bio:

Danielle Binns (CNP) is a Pediatric Nutritionist & Picky Eating Expert.  More importantly, she’s a mom who gets it.  Motherhood is difficult in its own right.  But when your child doesn’t eat well, mom’s naturally worry.  Danielle’s first daughter was an extremely picky eater and mealtimes were a constant stress.  Today her daughter is thriving and one of the most adventurous kids at the dinner table.

With qualifications in Holistic Nutrition and Children’s Feeding, Danielle knows firsthand how to transform picky eaters into healthy eaters.  Her evidence-based strategies & “Picky Eater Protocol” changed mealtimes forever for many families, including her own.  Danielle also has a special place in her heart for ‘little ones’ who are underweight – like her daughter – and offers programs to help them thrive.  Understanding the stress that comes with raising a picky eater, she is equally committed to helping moms achieve health and happiness.  So they too can start seeing motherhood in a bright and colourful way.

You can read Danielle’s story and learn about her holistic programs for moms and “little ones” at www.daniellebinns.com.

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:55] Danielle Binns’ bio

[3:10] Concerns about picky eaters who are on the bottom of growth charts

[6:00] Other considerations parents need to look at outside of growth charts

[7:15] Strategies for those that are on the bottom of growth charts

[11:10] How to work with your pediatrician 

[12:10] The problem with traditional recommendations for gaining weight

[15:15] Reasons why a child may not be gaining weight

[16:50] How much protein kids need and strategies to ensure adequate consumption

[20:05] The deal with kids throwing food on the floor and playing with their food 

[25:20] How sign language can help picky eaters

[27:55] Danielle’s top tips for making mealtime less stressful and more fun 

[32:45] Action steps you can implement right now!

[35:10] Fun products for kids and picky eaters

[36:10] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  • www.daniellebinns.com
  • Free “Picky Eating” CheatsheetDanielle has created a special freebie for the Real Food Mama listeners which walks you through the 3 steps to fixing your daily mealtime routine which is one of the most common mistakes parents make with picky eaters.  You can find it here!
  • Danielle’s Picky Eater ProtocolWe also wanted all the moms with picky eaters here to know that Danielle’s 8 week online course called the Picky Eater Protocol – is relaunching in May.  What’s so awesome about this program is that she provides a step-by-step solution to help your child eat better using evidence-based strategies.  The Picky Eater Protocol has changed mealtimes (and lives) for many families with picky eaters. If you’re ready to turn your picky eater into a healthy eater, head over to www.daniellebinns.com/pickyeater to learn more.
  • FLOR tiles
  • ezpz Happy mat
  • Aglaée’s blog
  • Stephanie’s website
  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.  

#033: Picky Eaters with Danielle Binns, Part 1
39:37
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 39:37
#033: Picky Eaters with Danielle Binns, Part 1

Join us as we talk about picky eaters! In this two part episode, Stephanie interviews Pediatric Nutritionist & Picky Eating Expert and Certified Nutrition Practitioner Danielle Binns.

On this first episode, Danielle shares her inspiring story of how she helped her picky eater become an adventurous eater. You'll also learn how to identify if your child is a "picky eater," a "problem eater," or is just going through a phase; how mom's diet while pregnant and nursing can influence a child's taste preferences; what "typical" eating looks like for a child; what Danielle's kids eat; and common mistakes parents make with picky eaters. You'll walk alway from this episode equipped with tons of strategies for making healthy eating more fun and less stressful!

We share lots of personal examples and practical tips. Enjoy the listen!

Danielle Binns’ bio:

Danielle Binns (CNP) is a Pediatric Nutritionist & Picky Eating Expert.  More importantly, she’s a mom who gets it.  Motherhood is difficult in its own right.  But when your child doesn’t eat well, mom’s naturally worry.  Danielle’s first daughter was an extremely picky eater and mealtimes were a constant stress.  Today her daughter is thriving and one of the most adventurous kids at the dinner table.

With qualifications in Holistic Nutrition and Children’s Feeding, Danielle knows firsthand how to transform picky eaters into healthy eaters.  Her evidence-based strategies & “Picky Eater Protocol” changed mealtimes forever for many families, including her own.  Danielle also has a special place in her heart for ‘little ones’ who are underweight – like her daughter – and offers programs to help them thrive.  Understanding the stress that comes with raising a picky eater, she is equally committed to helping moms achieve health and happiness.  So they too can start seeing motherhood in a bright and colourful way.  

You can read Danielle’s story and learn about her holistic programs for moms and “little ones” at www.daniellebinns.com.

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:22] Steph's updates

[5:45] Danielle Binns' bio

[7:25] Danielle's inspiring story about her picky eater

[16:10] How to know if your child is a picky eater, if it’s a phase, and when you need to address the issue

[17:45] The difference between “problem eaters” and "picky eaters”’

[20:32] How mom’s diet while pregnant and nursing influences taste preferences

[22:25] What “typical” eating looks like for a child

[24:10] A typical day of eating for Danielle’s kids

[29:00] The most common mistakes parents make with picky eaters

[34:20] Strategies for making healthy eating fun

[37:25] Outro

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  • www.daniellebinns.com
  • Free "Picky Eating" CheatsheetDanielle has created a special freebie for the Real Food Mama listeners which walks you through the 3 steps to fixing your daily mealtime routine which is one of the most common mistakes parents make with picky eaters.  You can find it here!
  • Danielle's Picky Eater ProtocolWe also wanted all the moms with picky eaters here to know that Danielle's 8 week online course called the Picky Eater Protocol - is relaunching in May.  What's so awesome about this program is that she provides a step-by-step solution to help your child eat better using evidence-based strategies.  The Picky Eater Protocol has changed mealtimes (and lives) for many families with picky eaters. If you're ready to turn your picky eater into a healthy eater, head over to www.daniellebinns.com/pickyeater to learn more.
  • FLOR tiles
  • ezpz Happy mat
  • Aglaée’s blog
  • Stephanie’s website
    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.

#032: Adrenal Fatigue for Tired Moms
47:03
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 47:03
#032: Adrenal Fatigue for Tired Moms

Join us as we discuss everything related to adrenal fatigue (or HPA axis dysfunction to be more precise). In this episode, Aglaée interviews registered dietitian and co-creator of My Paleo Rehab for Adrenal Fatigue Program Laura Schoenfeld. 

Learn what the HPA axis is and how it works in your body, see if you have some of the common signs and symptoms, discover easy ways to tweak your diet to better support your adrenals, which supplements to add and other simple but effective lifestyle strategies to have more energy to do everything real food mamas like us do to care for ourselves and all of our family! 

A lot of the info shared in this podcast might actually surprise you. Enjoy the listen! :)

 

Laura Schoenfeld's bio:

Laura Schoenfeld is a registered dietitian trained in functional medical nutrition therapy. She helps her clients identify and implement diet and lifestyle changes that will allow them to live their healthiest, fittest, symptom-free life, without being consumed by thoughts of food and exercise. She loves hikes with her dog, beach trips, live music, and heavy weight training. Find her at www.ancestralizeme.com.

Laura Schoenfeld, RD

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:57] Aglaée's updates

[3:55] Laura Schoenfeld's bio

[4:27] Adrenal fatigue and HPA axis dysfunction explained

[9:00] Signs and symptoms: do you have any of these?

[14:44] Why moms are more at risk of adrenal fatigue?

[18:52] Small but impactful changes for better adrenal health

[24:50] Why all moms need to eat more calories and carbs!

[30:33] Is meditation necessary (and realistic) for moms?

[35:20] Smart supplementation (including tips for pregnant and nursing mamas)

[42:05] Laura's adrenal fatigue program (My Paleo Rehab Program)

[47:02] Outro 

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

    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.  

#031: The first trimester
41:37
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 41:37
#031: The first trimester

We have exciting news for you! Join us to hear the special news and listen to our topic of the week, the first trimester.

In this episode, we share our stories about navigating the emotional and physical challenges associated with the first trimester. You'll hear us discuss the struggles we faced, what we did to overcome the symptoms (morning sickness and fatigue), and additional challenges for moms of multiples.

We also provide a few words of wisdom as well as suggestions on what we would do differently for future babies. If you're a mama-to-be, are currently in your first trimester, or enjoy reminiscing about your pregnancy, you'll enjoy this one!

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:52] Steph's Updates

[5:15] Aglaee's Updates

[8:26] Steph's First Trimester Story (first baby)

[15:15] Steph's First Trimester Story (second baby)

[23:35] Aglaee's First Trimester Story

[37:00] Things we would do differently in the first trimester

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Shownotes:

    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.  

#030: A Natural Approach to Fertility
46:10
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 46:10
#030: A Natural Approach to Fertility

In this episode, Stephanie interviews Bridgit Danner to talk about natural approaches to fertility such as acupuncture, chiropractic work, herbs, nutrition, and more! Bridgit also opens up and shares her struggle with postpartum depression and what helped her get through it. If you're interested in learning about holistic therapies, this is the show for you!

Have you used any of these alternative treatments while trying to conceive or while you were pregnant? Was this episode helpful? Let us know in the comments below or reach us on our Facebook page.

Bridgit Danners’s bio:

Bridgit Danner runs an online women’s health community called Women’s Wellness Collaborative.  Through this community, she interviews experts in women's health through blogs, videos, podcasts and online summits.

Bridgit Danner practiced Chinese Medicine for nearly 12 years and has performed over 12,000 treatments. She is also a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner.  She has worked extensively in the fertility field, and has worked with many professional women in helping them find health within their busy lives.

Bridgit became passionate about women’s health after her own postpartum health crisis.  With the help of life coaching, holistic nutrition, functional medicine and whole food cooking, she was able to recover from postpartum depression, epstein barr virus and adrenal dysregulation.  She loves to share the tools and skills she’s learned, along with the tools of other experts, to help women everywhere find the energy and balance they crave.

Bridgit Danner talks about natural approaches to fertility!

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:07] Bridgit Danner’s bio

[2:08] Steph’s updates

[5:45] Bridgit's story 

[6:52] Bridgit's recovery from postpartum depression

[10:40] Natural approaches that help women improve their chances of conceiving

[14:45] How acupuncture can help moms with fertility and pregnancy

[23:30]How chiropractic work can help moms with fertility and pregnancy

[27:15] Herbs and supplements that may be helpful for fertility and pregnancy

[30:00] Bridgit's top tips for breastfeeding success

[37:15] Bridgit's diet philosophy

[28:30] 5 action steps moms can take to improve their chances of conceiving 

[43:45] Where to find more information about Bridgit and her upcoming hormones summit 

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Shownotes:

www.bridgitdanner.com

Free, online Women's Wellness Summit: Hormones!

 

#029: Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss
45:59
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 45:59
#029: Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss

In this episode, Stephanie interviews Brittany Randolph to talk about the options women have while going through a pregnancy loss, what bereavement doulas do, what physical, mental, and emotional changes happen when going through a loss, how a woman's partner grieves, helpful and hurtful things to do and say to someone going through a loss, resources for moms going through a loss, and more!

Brittany Randolph’s bio:

Brittany Randolph is trained and certified through Stillbirthday as a birth and bereavement doula. She is also trained and certified through DONA  as a birth doula and is a Lamaze trained Childbirth Educator. Brittany is also certified with AFPA as a prenatal and postnatal personal trainer.

She has a passion for helping women, especially in the areas of pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care. She is married to her best friend and husband since 2010, and has 2 daughters who are the lights of their lives.

Brittany has given birth 3 times, and has suffered 6 losses. Her birth experiences include natural birth, epidural,induction and Pitocin augmentation, so she can empathize with women in various labor situations.

As a doula she runs her business by the philosophy of “A doula for every woman who wants one.” This means she is available for all types of birth scenarios, including natural, intervention-free births,water births, VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) births, epidural births, home births and c-section births and every birth in between.

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:15] Steph’s updates

[3:08] Brittany Randolph’s bio

[5:45] What got Brittany interested in doula work

[9:30] What is a bereavement doula?

[12:25] How bereavement doulas work with moms

[14:45] The different types of pregnancy loss

[16:37] The postpartum period after pregnancy loss

[19:22] Brittany's philosophy on why pregnancy loss happens

[22:05] What moms experience when going through a loss and how partners grieve

[25:45] The different types of grief

[28:30] How to help moms heal

[31:05] What to say and not to say to moms going through loss

[34:45] Ways to help support moms dealing with loss

[40:15] Where to find more about Brittany and how to work with a bereavement doula

Shownotes:

http://www.beyondthebump.biz/

www.stillbirthday.com

Book: Unspeakable Losses

Book: A Gift of Time

Book: Empty Arms

 

 

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.

#028: Fearless Fermentation for the Whole Family
37:22
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 37:22
#028: Fearless Fermentation for the Whole Family

Join us as we discuss how to improve your health with fermented foods, which include sauerkraut, kombucha, kefir, kimchi and yogurt.

In this episode, Aglaée interviews Sarah Ramsden and talk about what fermented foods are, how they can benefit your whole family and how to overcome your fear of making your own fermented foods. We also cover the safety of fermented foods for pregnant women, little ones and the whole family.

Which fermented foods have you tasted? And have you ever tried fermenting foods at home? Let us know in the comments below or reach us on our facebook page.

 

Sarah Ramsden's bio:

Sarah Ramsden is a Personal Coach and Nutritionist who believes that taking control of your health, is like a gateway drug for taking control of the rest of your life.

She is obsessed with fermented foods, and is the creator of “Fearless Fermentation”, where she provides online fermentation classes for beginners that dispel myths, and break through the worry of things going moldy. Her goal is to get fermented foods back on the dinner table as an everyday condiment.

In her work as a personal coach, she works with women who’ve won the battle with major health issues, but are left feeling like an imposter in their own life: out of place, everywhere they used to feel at home. Coached by a brain tumour survivor who’s been EXACTLY where they are, Sarah helps her clients stop wondering if they’re making the most of their second chance, and turn it into the most exciting and meaningful time of their life.

Sarah Ramsden talks about Fearless Fermentation!

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:30] Aglaée's updates

[3:28] Sarah Ramsden's bio

[4:55] What got Sarah interested in fermented foods

[8:02] Fermentation vs rotting vs probiotics: what is the difference?

[13:44] List of foods that we can ferment at home

[15:15] The easiest ferment you should try first

[17:40] Differences between homemade vs store-bought sauerkraut

[19:55] Safety of fermented foods for pregnant women, babies and kids

[25:00] Benefits of fermented foods

[26:20] How to add fermented foods on your plate (and how much)

[27:27] Who should NOT have fermented foods

[29:30] Top 3 most important steps to improve your digestive health

[31:02] Most common mistake when trying to improve gut health

[32:56] Health hero of the year and post-recovery coaching

[34:57] Where to find more about Sarah

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Shownotes:

    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.

#027: Q&A episode
45:52
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 45:52
#027: Q&A episode

Join us as we answer your questions! Aglaée and Stephanie reunite for this special Q&A episode. We may surprise you with some of our answers!

We discuss whether or not sushi is safe to eat while pregnant, things you can do to prepare (both mentally and physically) for a VBAC, and what babies supplies you actually need versus what society tells you that you need.

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:12] Steph's Updates

[6:12] Aglaée's Updates

[14:20] Question #1: Is sushi okay to eat while you're pregnant?

[20:40] Question #2: What are the best ways to prepare (mentally and physically) for a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean)?

[29:15] Question #3: What baby supplies do you actually need versus what society tells you that you need?

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Shownotes:

  • https://paleomag.wufoo.com/forms/z1gfa3te0l6q8tl/
  • http://www.mamanatural.com/vbac/
  • http://www.ican-online.org/
  • https://mamas.whole30.com/products-we-love/
  • http://rockyourhormones.com/products/
  • http://realfoodmamaspodcast.com/2016/01/19/026-body-image-for-moms/
  • http://www.Kellymom.com
  • http://www.acog.org/Resources-And-Publications/Practice-Bulletins/Committee-on-Practice-Bulletins-Obstetrics/Vaginal-Birth-After-Previous-Cesarean-Delivery
  • http://www.motherisk.org/prof/updatesDetail.jsp?content_id=925
    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.

#026: Body Image for Moms
55:00
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 55:00
#026: Body Image for Moms

Join us in this episode where we discuss body image for moms with body image coach Summer Innanen.

Find out why moms are under such pressure to look a certain way and how to surround yourself with more positive messaging, how to find internal validation for your worthiness, how to stop comparing yourself, whether you should get rid of your scale and how to make time for self-care in your life for the betterment of yourself and your whole family.

Summer Innanen's bio:

Summer Innanen is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and Body Image Coach, specializing in helping women break free of chronic dieting. She helps women all over the world to ditch their diet demons, amp up their confidence, and break free of deprivation and guilt through her private and group coaching at summerinnanen.com.

She is the best-selling author of Body Image Remix: Embrace your body and unleash the fierce confident woman within and creator of the 21 Step Body Image Remix, a life-changing 21 day program that helps women to build unabashed body confidence.

She is the host of Fearless Rebelle Radio, a podcast dedicated to empowering women to live life on their own terms.

You can get her free 10-day body confidence makeover at summerinnanen.com/freebies.

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:11] Aglaee's updates

[5:00] Summer's bio

[7:14] Interview begins!

[7:35] The best weight-loss diet in 2016!

[10:58] How to deal with the contradictory messages around us

[14:50] How to surround yourself with a more positive environment

[17:20] Body image during pregnancy vs the fourth trimester

[19:25] Getting rid of your scale?

[26:00] How to find worthiness from within rather than looking for external validation

[28:48] Self-care for moms for the betterment of everyone in your life!

[35:23] The myth of balance

[38:44] How to be who you are without comparing yourself

[42:10] Stop staying just, sorry, think, try and actually!

[46:33] Summer's 3 top tips to improve your body image today

[50:50] Where to find Summer and her awesome resources

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Shownotes:

Summer in the social medias:

Your homeworks:

  • Make a list of what makes you worthy
  • Make a list of what is more important to you than external validation

Instagram accounts to follow:

Other:

 

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.

#025: Natural Birth in the Hospital: Part 2
31:35
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 31:35
#025: Natural Birth in the Hospital: Part 2

Join us as we talk about how to have a natural birth in the hospital!

In this episode, Stephanie interviews Cori Gentry, a certified childbirth educator, to discuss how to have a more “natural birth” in the hospital.

Women have a wide range of options when it comes to where they want to give birth and who they want on their birth team. Ultimately, the best choice is whatever mom and her family feel comfortable with.

We’ve talked about home births on past episodes, so today we want to open up the conversation and discuss hospital births. If a woman wants to have a natural birth, but feels more comfortable in the hospital, there are a few important things she needs to keep in mind.

This episode will help you feel more educated and empowered in the hospital whether or not a natural birth is your end goal.

 

 

Cori Gentry’s bio:

Cori Gentry is the owner of Birth Chemistry Birth Classes and is a certified Birth Boot Camp natural childbirth educator and an Evidence Based Birth instructor. She offers 10 week natural childbirth classes, 6 week home birth preparation classes, and Evidence Based Birth workshops.

Through the stories of her mother and family members Cori grew up believing that natural birth was normal. After studying Early Childhood Education at California State Monterey Bay, she became a childcare provider in 2005 and was surprised by how common cesareans and epidurals were among her clients. No one seemed to believe natural birth was achievable, and her hopes for a natural birth were often met with “You’ll be begging for drugs!”

Cori married the pop punk rocker of her dreams in 2007, and on Valentine’s Day 2009 Eric and Cori were thrilled to find that we were pregnant. They immediately sought a comprehensive natural childbirth class and when they discovered there were none in the area, she knew she would someday offer one.

Cori and Eric now have four sons, Milo is 6, Ashley is 4, Indiana is 2, and Everett turns one today (Dec 22). Her births have been very different. She has birthed at 38 weeks and after 42 weeks, at three different local hospitals and at home, with doctors and midwives, medicated and natural.

Advocating for options and safety in childbirth is something Cori lives daily. She is the President of the Birth Network of Monterey County, Co-Leader of the International Cesarean Awareness Networks (ICAN) of Monterey County, and on the Board of Directors for Improving Birth. Cori’s website is birthchemistry.com.

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:14] Steph’s Updates

[3:08] Cori Gentry’s biography

[5:12] Why childbirth education is so important and what to look for in a class

[15:00] Important considerations when creating a birth plan

[22:23] Informed consent and women's rights during childbirth

[25:35] Strategies to be more comfortable in the hospital

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

SHOWNOTES:

  1. www.birthchemistry.com
  2. http://www.corigentry.com/birth-classes.html
  3. www.birthnetworkofmonterey.com
  4. www.improvingbirth.org
  5. http://birthmonopoly.com/allowed/

 

 

#024: Natural Birth in the Hospital: Part 1
38:37
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 38:37
#024: Natural Birth in the Hospital: Part 1

In this episode, Stephanie interviews Cori Gentry, a certified childbirth educator, to discuss how to have a more “natural birth” in the hospital.

Women have a wide range of options when it comes to where they want to give birth and who they want on their birth team. Ultimately, the best choice is whatever mom and her family feel comfortable with.

We’ve talked about home births on past episodes, so today we want to open up the conversation and discuss hospital births. If a woman wants to have a natural birth, but feels more comfortable in the hospital, there are a few important things she needs to keep in mind.

This episode will help you feel more educated and empowered in the hospital whether or not a natural birth is your end goal.

 

Cori Gentry's bio:

Cori Gentry is the owner of Birth Chemistry Birth Classes and is a certified Birth Boot Camp natural childbirth educator and an Evidence Based Birth instructor. She offers 10 week natural childbirth classes, 6 week home birth preparation classes, and Evidence Based Birth workshops.Through the stories of her mother and family members Cori grew up believing that natural birth was normal. After studying Early Childhood Education at California State Monterey Bay, she became a childcare provider in 2005 and was surprised by how common cesareans and epidurals were among her clients. No one seemed to believe natural birth was achievable, and her hopes for a natural birth were often met with "You'll be begging for drugs!"Cori married the pop punk rocker of her dreams in 2007, and on Valentine's Day 2009 Eric and Cori were thrilled to find that we were pregnant. They immediately sought a comprehensive natural childbirth class and when they discovered there were none in the area, she knew she would someday offer one.Cori and Eric now have four sons, Milo is 6, Ashley is 4, Indiana is 2, and Everett turns one today (Dec 22). Her births have been very different. She has birthed at 38 weeks and after 42 weeks, at three different local hospitals and at home, with doctors and midwives, medicated and natural. 

Advocating for options and safety in childbirth is something Cori lives daily. She is the President of the Birth Network of Monterey County, Co-Leader of the International Cesarean Awareness Networks (ICAN) of Monterey County, and on the Board of Directors for Improving Birth. Cori’s website is birthchemistry.com.

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:25] Steph's Updates

[3:12] Cori Gentry's biography

[5:42] The history of obstetrics and why things are they way they are today

[13:45] Differences between an OB and a midwife (training, philosophy on birth, etc.)

[19:20] Differences between the medical model of care and the midwifery model of care

[24:25] Tips for having a natural hospital birth 

[31:05] What a doula is and why you should consider getting one

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

SHOWNOTES:

  1. https://rebelhealthtribe.com/
  2. www.birthchemistry.com
  3. http://www.corigentry.com/birth-classes.html
  4. www.birthnetworkofmonterey.com
  5. www.improvingbirth.org

#023: Natural Remedies for Kids
34:11
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 34:11
#023: Natural Remedies for Kids

Join us as we talk about natural remedies for kids!

In this episode, Aglaée continue interviewing her birth doula and naturopathic doctor, Dr. Shivaune Wright, to learn more about natural ways to care for your little ones and the whole family.

We discuss natural remedies for:

  • colds & flus,
  • bumps & bruises,
  • cuts & scratches,
  • diaper rash,
  • gut bug, and
  • constipation.

We also have an important discussion about the role of fever that you will not want to miss!

Be prepared to learn a lot and make sure you grab your pen and notebook to take notes on how to build your own natural medicine cabinet.

Dr Shivaune Wright's bio:

Dr Shivaune Wright is a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, and Birth Doula, registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Naturopathy from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, a rigorous 4-year full-time program, as well as an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Dr Wright has a general family practice in Ajax and East Toronto, with an interest in pregnancy & postpartum health, pediatrics, hormonal disturbances, stress management, digestive and immune health, detoxification, weight management, fertility. She is an active member of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors.

When she’s not furthering her knowledge of Naturopathic Medicine through courses and workshops, and working with patients in the clinic, Shivaune can be found raising her two young boys, experimenting in the kitchen, with dirty hands in the garden, traveling, biking, doing yoga and reading. She lives with her partner and their two children in the east end of Toronto.

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] intro

[5:10] start of part 2 of our interview with Dr Shivaune Wright

[5:39] colds & flus

[12:38] the benefits of fever and when to consult your doctor

[21:26] bumps & bruises

[23:25] cuts & scratches

[25:25] diaper rash

[27:20] gut bug

[28:55] constipation

[31:51] where to find Dr. Shivaune Wright

[33:19] outro

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

SHOWNOTES:

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.

#22: Natural ways to boost your family's immunity
33:46
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 33:46
#22: Natural ways to boost your family's immunity

Join us as we talk about natural ways to boost your family's immunity! In this episode, Aglaée interviews her birth doula, Dr. Shivaune Wright, and discuss how the immune system works and what we can do to boost our immunity using foods and other natural strategies to keep the whole family healthy this winter and all year round.

Dr Shivaune Wright's bio:

Dr Shivaune Wright is a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, and Birth Doula, registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Naturopathy from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, a rigorous 4-year full-time program, as well as an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Dr Wright has a general family practice in Ajax and East Toronto, with an interest in pregnancy & postpartum health, pediatrics, hormonal disturbances, stress management, digestive and immune health, detoxification, weight management, fertility. She is an active member of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors.

When she’s not furthering her knowledge of Naturopathic Medicine through courses and workshops, and working with patients in the clinic, Shivaune can be found raising her two young boys, experimenting in the kitchen, with dirty hands in the garden, traveling, biking, doing yoga and reading. She lives with her partner and their two children in the east end of Toronto.

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] intro

[3:23] Dr. Shivaune Wright's ]bio

[5:11] apologies for the sound quality!

[5:47] start of the interview

[6:44] how the immune system works

[10:00] nutrition tips to boost immunity

[15:11] the link between the gut and immunity  

[19:46] the role of food sensitivities

[20:50] probiotics and fermented foods!

[23:14] breastfeeding

[24:00] stress and your immune system

[27:05] castor oil tummy rubs

[29:50] vitamin D and omega-3 fats

[31:54] outro

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

SHOWNOTES:

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.

#021: Postpartum Weight Loss
40:17
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 40:17
#021: Postpartum Weight Loss

Join us as we talk about postpartum weight loss! Stephanie and Aglaée understand the physical, mental, and emotional struggles surrounding postpartum body image and weight. Every mom is different and will experience this transition in their own unique way. 

On this episode, we break down myths about breastfeeding and weight loss, discuss hormonal implications for weight loss, share our personal stories, and provide strategies for healthy postpartum weight loss.

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[3:00] Stephanie's updates

[7:40] Aglaée's updates

[11:05] Intro to postpartum hormones

[17:30] Stephanie's story on postpartum weight loss

[25:05] Aglaée's story on postpartum weight loss

[33:20] 5 strategies for healthy postpartum weight loss

 

SHOWNOTES:

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.

#020 - Co-sleeping
45:03
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 45:03
#020 - Co-sleeping

Join Stephanie Greunke, MS, RD and Aglaée Jacob, MS, RD as they share their latest updates and adventures with co-sleeping. 

If you're feeling alone in your struggle to get sleep as a new mom or are second-guessing your choice to co-sleep, you won't want to miss this episode. Stephanie and Aglaée discuss their personal struggles and experimentation with various infant sleep methods. You'll learn sleep strategies that work the best for them, which result in less tears and more sleep for the entire family. 

TIMESTAMPS

[0:00] Intro

[2:23] Steph's Updates

[10:30] Aglaée's Updates

[21:00] Steph's baby sleep story

[33:30] Aglaée's baby sleep story

#019- Elimination Communication (EC or Infant Potty Training) with Andrea Olson
54:09
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 54:09
#019- Elimination Communication (EC or Infant Potty Training) with Andrea Olson

Join us in this episode as we learn more about EC (Elimination Communication) or infant potty training. Did you know that children are now in diapers until the age of 36-38 months today while they used to be potty trained before the age of 18 months back in 1957? Elimination communication is a gentle way to help your baby and toddler not only learn about how to get rid of diapers more quickly but most importantly to empower him or her to better communicate about the basic need to eliminate. Listen to our interview with Andrea Olson, a mom of 3 and an expert on the topic, to see how you can incorporate EC in your life.

Andrea Olson's bio: Andrea Olson, M.A., is a pioneer in helping parents reduce diaper dependence with any age child or baby, from birth through toddlerhood. She has her Master’s Degree in Psychology and presently lives in Asheville, NC, with her husband and children. She is author of three books: Go Diaper Free, a simple handbook for elimination communication for 0-18 month babies, The Tiny Potty Training Book, a simple guide to non-coercive potty training for toddlers 18 months and up, and the new Tiny Potty board book for children 6 months and up. She also created and sells a line of small children's underwear to support EC and early toilet training, called Tiny Undies.

Learn about EC with Andrea Olson

TIMESTAMPS

[2:09] Aglaée's updates

[7:57] Andrea Olson's bio

[8:58] Introduction to EC (Elimination Communication)

[11:40] Andrea's EC experiences with her 3 babies

[18:04] Pottying in the past and other cultures

[20:54] What does it mean to be potty independent and potty trained?

[22:25] Average age for children to be potty trained nowadays

[23:32] Best age to start potty training

[24:38] Average potty trained age in 1957 before commercial diapers

[25:35] How EC and potty training differ with age(0-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months vs 18+ months)

[28:45] How to fit EC in your busy schedule and doing EC part-time

[29:49] How EC is an integral part of parenting and life for Andrea

[33:30] Aglaée's difficulties with EC following a move and baby getting mobile (potty pauses, how to get back into a routine with EC and how to avoid teaching toddlers to pee on the floor)

[40:35] Recent rant from Andrea about how diapers shouldn't be used as a wearable toilet

[47:10] Cloth vs disposable diapers as back-up for EC families

[49:45] Andrea's website, books and podcast about going diaper free

[53:15] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

SHOWNOTES

#018: Diastasis Recti, Core, and Pelvic Floor with Wendy Powell from the MuTu System
41:27
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 41:27
#018: Diastasis Recti, Core, and Pelvic Floor with Wendy Powell from the MuTu System

Core and pelvic floor health is something that is often not considered during their pregnancy; however, during the postpartum period mom’s may notice that they still look pregnant, experience a little leaking when laughing or working out, or have pain in their back or lower body. It’s really important to address these issues to feel your very best! Wendy breaks down this complex topic and provides practical tips and inspiration. This is a must listen for pregnant women and women in the postpartum. Even if you don’t think you’re dealing with core or pelvic floor issues, you’ll want to tune into to understand how you can reduce or prevent problems in the future. We know you’ll love Wendy’s positive and empowering message!

 

Wendy’s Bio: 

Wendy is an expert in postpartum and postpregnancy exercise, and after working with thousands of women who suffer from Mummy Tummy (aka pregnancy belly and weak pelvic floor), she realized how misinformed most of them were, specifically when it came to exactly how their abdominal muscles change as a result of pregnancy. Which is why helping women to not only look and feel fabulous, but also to be strong, pain-free, supple and fully functional, continues to be her inspiration and motivation. Medically endorsed MuTu System is a 12-week program with a whole-body approach to alignment that can help help all moms, new and old, rebuild a foundation for a strong core with natural activation, a healthy pelvic floor, and will get them on the road to achieving their pre-baby body.

Wendy Powell talks about diastasis recti, core, and pelvic floor health.

TIMESTAMPS:

[1:09] Stephanie’s Updates

[2:45] Wendy’s Introduction

[4:10] Wendy’s Story + Why she created the MuTu System

[7:30] Why core and pelvic floor problems are so prevalent

[8:55] Why you need to approach healing through a whole body approach vs. focusing on a few core exercises

[9:55] What diastasis recti is

[14:19] Why hernia surgeries may not work

[14:40] What exercises are safe and which are best to avoid

[18:30] How soon after birth can moms safely begin working on their core 

[20:05] The differences between what is common and what is normal. The deal with urinary incontinence postpartum.

[22:40] Diastasis recti and future pregnancies

[24:40] What tailbone pressure and pain could be a sign of and a simple step to help it

[29:08 ] Wendy’s top tips for healing the core and pelvic floor

[37:08] Info about the MuTu System

SHOWNOTES:

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

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.

#017: PCOS with Stefani Ruper
52:25
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 52:25
#017: PCOS with Stefani Ruper

Join us in this episode as we learn more about PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), one of the most prevalent hormonal imbalances and top cause of infertility and subfertility in women. This interview with Stefani Ruper from Paleo for Women will help you better understand what PCOS is, how to determine your personal PCOS type, the optimal way to eat with PCOS, how to balance your hormones naturally, if PCOS is reversible and the 3 top strategies to manage your PCOS symptoms and boost your fertility.

Stefani Ruper's bio: Stefani Ruper is the author of the best-selling paleo women’s health manifesto Sexy by Nature: The Whole Foods Solution to Radiant Health, Lifelong Sex Appeal and Soaring Confidence. She is the voice behind the Paleo for Women blog and The Paleo Women Podcast. Stefani holds degrees from Dartmouth College and Boston University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in philosophy at Oxford University in Oxford, England.

Stefani Ruper talks about PCOS

TIMESTAMPS

[1:28] Stephanie's update

[6:10] Aglaée's update

[9:05] What is PCOS? - Signs, symptoms and diagnosis

[12:53] Risks of PCOS (in both overweight and normal-weight women!)

[16:16] The 4 main types of PCOS

[22:22] Natural ways to balance estrogen levels (high and low)

[26:22] Optimal way to eat with PCOS

[29:16] Menu example for PCOS

[32:00] Tracking calories and macronutrients

[35:41] Pregnancy and PCOS

[38:35] Is PCOS curable or reversible?

[41:22] Stefani's top 3 strategies for women with PCOS

[44:44] The connection between digestive health and PCOS

[46:09] Details about Stefani's website, books and programs

[51:30] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

SHOWNOTES

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.

 

#016: Making Baby/Toddler Food Fun and Easy with Rochelle Serna
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#016: Making Baby/Toddler Food Fun and Easy with Rochelle Serna

Join us as we talk about fun, simple and creative way to nourish you baby and toddler. In this episode, we discuss food introduction, the differences between feeding an infant and a toddler, fun feeding products, tips and tricks for dining out, preventing fussy eaters and Rochelle's 3 top tips for successful infant & toddler feeding. For more about Baby-Led Weaning, we also suggest you have a listen to episode 014.

Rochelle's bio: Rochelle Serna is a nutritional therapist with a background in child & family development. She combines ancestral nutrition, the newest science, & a holistic approach to provide nourishing tools for natural fertility, pregnancy, & healthy babies.

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

Shownotes

Rochelle's mama manifesto:

I'm not sure why people insist on telling me that I'm denying my son experiences, or that he'll sneak candy & junk food behind my back as soon as he's old enough to do so (saying it in a tone to hurt me?). By educating & implementing healthy eating practices with my son I am not depriving him. In fact, I'm giving him a gift. Not only will he be set up with the building blocks for a lifetime of health, but he will be able to make informed & educated choices about the food he eats & the way that he cares for his body for the rest of his life. He will have many, many wonderful experiences. He will taste many incredible foods. He will be given autonomy to choose what he wants to eat & do, & I will have the knowledge that he is not doing so blindly.

 

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.

 

#015: Gestational Diabetes with Lily Nichols
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#015: Gestational Diabetes with Lily Nichols

Join us as we discuss everything about gestational diabetes with Lily Nichols. In this episode, you'll learn about what it is, if you're at risk, the screening options, nutritional ketosis, why the conventional nutritional guidelines for gestational diabetes fail and how to eat to prevent and better control gestational diabetes. Don't miss out on this very important information because your blood sugar levels have a tremendous impact over your health and that of your baby. Be sure to share this podcast episode with any of your pregnant friends to raise awareness about the most effective and natural method to manage gestational diabetes.

Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist and Certified Pilates Instructor whose approach to nutrition embraces real food, integrative medicine, and mindfulness. Her popular blog, www.PilatesNutritionist.com, explores a variety of topics related to real food nutrition, digestive health, and pregnancy. Lily's book (and online program of the same name), Real Food for Gestational Diabetes, is the first to advocate for a nutrient-dense, lower carb diet for managing gestational diabetes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Welcome & Updates

[8:06] What is Gestational Diabetes

[9:05] Carbohydrate Intolerance and Insulin Resistance

[9:52] Who's at risk?

[15:24] Why the conventional nutrition approach for gestational diabetes doesn't work?

[21:31] Where does the mysterious 175 g of carbohydrates come from?

[26:12] Fear of fat in the medical community

[29:55] Screening Options for Gestational Diabetes

[35:41] Declining the test and possible consequences

[39:45] Is drinking the orange sugary drink dangerous during pregnancy?

[45:10] Nutritional Ketosis in Pregnancy

[52:47] Healthy Real Food Diet for Gestational Diabetes

[55:09] Sample Meal Plans for Gestational Diabetes

[57:50] 3 Top Strategies for Women with Gestational Diabetes (and women wanting to prevent it!)

[1:01:01] Online Gestational Diabetes Course with Lily

[1:05:30] Outro

Shownotes:

 

#014: Baby-Led Weaning with Dr. Salib-Huber
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#014: Baby-Led Weaning with Dr. Salib-Huber

Join us as we discuss baby-led weaning and answer your questions about infant feeding! You'll find out when the best time is to introduce food, the benefits of baby-led weaning over traditional pureed food, the best first foods and foods to avoid, the science of and how to deal with choking and gagging, introducing allergens, how much to feed, how to manage solid intake with breastfeeding and formula, and more! Whether you are still waiting on introducing solid food or are currently introducing solids to your baby, you won't want to miss this informative and entertaining discussion!

TIMESTAMP:

Steph’s Updates [1:02]

Aglaée’s Updates [7:28]

Dr. Salib-Huber’s Bio [8:50]

What is baby-led weaning [10:30]

When is a baby ready for solid food? [11:45]

Gut maturity in babies [19:40]

Benefits of baby-led weaning [22:14]

Choking and gagging [28:22]

Best first foods [34:48]

Foods to avoid/allergens [43:01] 

Overfeeding/Underfeeding [49:00]

Baby-led weaning and nursing [51:25]

 BIO: Dr. Jennifer Salib-Huber's 

Dr. Jennifer Salib-Huber is a naturopathic doctor and registered dietitian who has been in practice since 2004.  She works with patients of all ages, and especially loves working with women and children. While getting ready to introduce solids to her eldest daughter in 2008, she stumbled on Baby Led Weaning and successfully used the method to introduce all three of her children to food. She has facilitated workshops in Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, since 2010 and loves introducing parents to this “real food” method of food introduction.

SHOWNOTES:

 

#013: Fertility with Dr. Cabeca
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#013: Fertility with Dr. Cabeca

Join us as we talk to Dr. Anna Cabeca, an expert in women’s health and functional medicine, about fertility! We discuss what fertility/infertility means and signs to look out for, why we are seeing so much infertility, things the partner can do to increase his fertility, aging and fertility, stress and infertility, how to talk to someone struggling with infertility, and a whole lot more! You’ll learn valuable tips, supplements ideas, and changes you can make to your lifestyle TODAY to have a healthy baby.

Dr. Cabeca's bio:

Dr. Anna Cabeca is an expert in Women’s health and Functional Medicine. She is an Emory University trained, board certified Gynecologist and Obstetrician, and board certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. She specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and natural alternatives for optimal aging and high performance.

Dr. Cabeca’s years of experience in her private practice along with her own journey of transformation has placed her as one of the most in-demand speakers regarding restorative health, sexual health and anti-aging. She is a consultant and trainer for other physicians in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Functional Medicine Principles and creator of programs called  WomensRestorativeHealth.com, SexualCPR.com and SexyYoungerYou.com. Dr. Anna is also the creator of the highly physician recommended health drink MightyMaca.com

She has literally traveled around the world to find the best natural solutions in health.  Her belief is that the advantages of creating health and hormone balance not only improves our own health, but also improve the health of generations to follow.

Timestamps:

[0:27] Steph’s Updates

[3:58] Aglaée’s Updates

[5:35] Dr. Cabeca’s Biography

[7:27] What makes a woman fertile? What are signs that a woman is fertile or could possibly be subfertile?

[15:20]  Why are we seeing so much infertility/subfertility these days?

[16:50] How often is infertility an issue with the male partner? What are some things that could cause male infertility?

[20:51] How much truth is there to the saying that it's harder to get pregnant as you get older? 

[24:14] How much does stress contribute to infertility/subfertility?

[29:00] Top lifestyle, nutrition, and supplement tips for improving fertility 

[38:32] Top tips for improving fertility for the guys

[44:09] Miscarriages in first time moms

[46:08] How do you respectfully talk to someone struggling with fertility?

[50:00] Information about Dr. Cabeca’s programs and products (Mighty Maca, SexualCPR, Feel Fabulous, Oxytocin Quiz) 

Shownotes:

 

#012: Interview with Stacy Toth
39:38
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 39:38
#012: Interview with Stacy Toth

Join us to get many useful tips and wisdom from Stacy Toth, from the Paleo Parents. In this interview, you'll learn concrete ways to help transition your family to a real food based diet, how to eat real food while on the road, how to prioritize self-care even for moms and a few tips for breastfeeding moms. Please share your own tips and comments below, we'd love to hear from you!

[3:48] Transitioning the family to a real food based diet

[24:18] Eating real food on the road

[29:26] The importance of self-care for moms

[33:43] Tips for breastfeeding moms

Stacy’s bio

Husband and wife, Stacy Toth and Matthew McCarry blog together at the popular website, PaleoParents.com. They co-host and produce the top rated syndicated podcast, The Paleo View as well as authored bestselling cookbooks, Eat Like a Dinosaur, a recipe & guidebook for gluten-free kids, Beyond Bacon, Paleo Recipes that Respect the Whole Hog, and Real Life Paleo,Recipes, Meals, and Practical Tips That Follow an Easy Three-Phased Approach to Health as well as two eBooks: 3 Phase Paleo: Transition Your Family in Three Easy Steps and Paleo to Go: Meals & Snacks for Work, School and Travel! They and their award-winning recipes have been featured in several national publications, television, radio shows, podcasts and many sites online.

In addition to writing on topics related to paleo parenting, Stacy & Matt are well-known for their candor and openness in addressing topics related to having changed their whole family’s health with a paleo lifestyle. This includes living without a gallbladderdepressionthe auto-immune protocolstill being the fattest people in paleo after losing 200lbsbecoming a strong athlete after a lifetime of obesity, and everything in between. Stacy is also a competitive Strong Woman.

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

SHOWNOTES:

Books:

eBooks:

Online paleo shop:

disclaimerPlease 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.

 

#011: Interview with Dr. Alessandra Wall - The Thriving Parent
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2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 01:05:33
#011: Interview with Dr. Alessandra Wall - The Thriving Parent

Join us as we talk to Dr. Alessandra Wall, a licensed clinical psychologist, who specializes in helping new parents not only survive, but THRIVE! If you’re feeling overbooked, underwhelmed, and out of focus you’ll enjoy Dr. Wall’s suggestions on how to create a more balanced, fulfilling life for you and your family.

Many people want balance, health and a sense of control over their lives, but aren’t sure where to start or what they should be focusing their efforts and time on. Busy business owners and entrepreneurs who are struggling to juggle personal, familial and professional roles, and parents who are trying to define their needs while taking care of their families will gain a ton of insight and wisdom from this episode!

Alessandra’s Bio:

Alessandra Wall, Ph.D. is the Owner of Life in Focus Coaching. She is a wife, mother, Life coach, psychologist, CrossFit Coach and the Board Chair of Empower Charter School. Dr. Wall believes that life should be about thriving, not just getting by. She practices out of San Diego, Calif., and coaches working professionals and parents to find what is right for them and build the life they want to live. For more, visit http://www.lifeinfocussd.com.

Stephanie’s Updates [1:06]

Aglaée’s Updates [6:05]

Dr. Alessandra’s Biography [7:42] 

What it means to THRIVE as a new parent versus survive. [9:05]

Why is parenting so tricky? [11:54]

Dr. Wall’s thoughts on attachment parenting. [16:26]

Ways to make the transition to parenthood more smooth. [19:19]

Ways to build a community if you don’t have family around. [23:13]

Why have we become so out of touch with our needs. [29:15]

How to figure out what you need. The practice of doing “nothing.” [35:20]

What do you do if you don’t know what your needs are? [39:30]

What can we do to not feel guilty about taking time for ourself. [45:32]

How does Dr. Alessandra Wall create balance in her life. [50:42]

 

Actionable steps moms can take to create balance and live their ideal life. [54:40]

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

SHOWNOTES:

#010: Our 7 favorite superfoods for supermoms!
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2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 49:06
#010: Our 7 favorite superfoods for supermoms!

Join us as we discuss our favorite superfoods for all of you supermoms! These foods are nutritional rockstars for nearly everyone, but especially for those wanting to become pregnant, are pregnant, or are nourishing their body with real food to help heal postpartum. We're sure you can probably guess one or two of these superfoods, but we've added some that you will definitely not find in the standard pregnancy nutrition books! Hopefully at least some of these foods will soon become new, delicious additions to your current diet!

Listen in to hear our 7 superfood suggestions, recipe ideas, and ways we personally enjoy them in our diet! Then, let us know how you enjoy them through the comments section on our website!

Find us at RealFoodMamasPodcast.com

SHOWNOTES:

#009: Q&A episode: thyroid health, food sensitivities & snack ideas (grain-free, dairy-free and nut-free)
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2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 41:39
#009: Q&A episode: thyroid health, food sensitivities & snack ideas (grain-free, dairy-free and nut-free)

Join the Real Food Mamas on our second Q&A episode where we answer your questions about thyroid health in the postpartum period, food sensitivities in kids, and real food snack ideas.

[0:52] Steph’s Updates

[2:58] Aglaée’s Updates

[5:38] Question #1: Can you discuss hormonal imbalances and Hashimoto’s that manifests postpartum and what to do about it? 

[20:02] Question #2: What do you do when your child becomes allergic to foods she used to enjoy? What can cause extreme highs/lows in my child’s behavior?

 [32:48] Question #3: What are healthy snack ideas that pack a lot of calories for nursing mamas following a real food diet?

SHOWNOTES:

#008: Q&A episode: safe teas, liver, sardines, tips to survive the 1st trimester, macro balance, and GBS testing
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2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 41:01
#008: Q&A episode: safe teas, liver, sardines, tips to survive the 1st trimester, macro balance, and GBS testing

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they answer your questions this week with their first Q&A episode! 

We are happy to answer you questions about:

1. Favorite brands of tea, sardines, and ways to prepare liver

2. Tips for managing processed food cravings and the first trimester and macronutrient ranges in pregnancy

3. Group B-strep and natural prevention strategies

Stay tuned for lots more question/answer sessions in the episodes to come!

 [1:21] Steph’s Updates

[7:44] Aglaée’s Updates

[9:05] First Question: What are some ways to prepare liver? What are good types/brands of tea? What are your favorite brands of sardines?

[19:03] Second Question: How do you avoid processed foods during pregnancy? Any tips for managing the first trimester? How should your balance of carbs, fat, and protein look like during pregnancy especially if you follow the paleo diet?

[28:39] Third Question What are your thoughts/recommendations on Group B Strep? Besides a probiotic, is there anything else we can do diet-wise to treat and/or prevent it? Is there a specific strain of probiotic that might be more effective than others?

 

#007: Interview with Chris Kresser
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2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 49:28
#007: Interview with Chris Kresser

Join us on episode 7 where we interview Chris Kresser, a functional medicine practitioner. We discuss a fascinating theory about why preconception/prenatal health is so important, the best superfoods, supplements, and nutrients before and during pregnancy, the benefits of baby-led weaning versus pureed foods, the controversy regarding introducing allergenic foods early to avoid allergies later in life, and why self-care is so important for moms!

[0:00] Introduction of today’s guest, Chris Kresser

[1:00] Steph’s Updates

[3:24] Aglaée’s updates

[7:15] Chris Kresser’s Bio

[9:08] Developmental Origins Theory - Why nutrition is important before and during your pregnancy

[11:37] The most important foods/supplements to eat/take during pregnancy

[19:48] Risks/benefits of fish during pregnancy

[21:33] Starting solids: baby-led weaning vs. purees

[24:50] Chris’ thoughts on introducing allergenic foods to avoid allergies later in life

[26:33] Self-care tips for new moms

[28:10] Recommendations for child spacing 

[30:00] Info on Chris’ Healthy Baby Code program

[33:25] Steph + Aglaée: How to make liver palatable (recipes, tips/tricks)

[38:33] Steph + Aglaée: Our thoughts on child spacing

[41:09] Steph + Aglaée: Our thoughts on supplementation (favorite products)  

SHOWNOTES:

Stephanie's favorite supplements:

Aglaée's favorite supplements:

#006: Postpartum depression, mood, and anxiety disorders: Interview with Gail Root, a Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health Expert
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2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 51:28
#006: Postpartum depression, mood, and anxiety disorders: Interview with Gail Root, a Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health Expert

Join us on episode 6 as we talk openly with Gail Root, a pre and perinatal psychology and health expert, about what many moms really experience after childbirth. From the baby blues to postpartum psychosis, Gail helps us all understand what postpartum mood and anxiety disorders are, signs/symptoms to look out for, how friends/families can best help new moms, why these conditions are so under-diagnosed and under-treated, treatment options (including those suitable for breastfeeding women), and a ton of valuable resources!  

Please listen and share this episode with as many people as you can. You can help us increase the awareness of this issue and make sure moms get the support they deserve.

SHOWNOTES:

#005: The Postpartum Period (Part 2: The First Six Months)
52:43
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 52:43
#005: The Postpartum Period (Part 2: The First Six Months)

What are the first few months postpartum REALLY like? Steph and Aglaée get vulnerable and discuss their personal struggles, crazy thoughts, rollercoaster ride of emotions, and strategies for surviving the newborn phase and first few months. If you're a new mom, you'll resonate with the stories on this episode. If you're an expecting mom, you'll get a sense of what to expect. Join us as we share our eye-opening, humbling, real-life experiences.

[0:00] Recap on last episode and need for more information about postpartum depression and anxiety disorders on this podcast.

[1:32] Announce next show's expert, Gail Root, a pre & perinatal psychology and health expert.

[1:58] Fact of the day - Postpartum support in other countries.

[4:03] Aglaée's updates

[7:45] Steph's updates

[11:36] Listener feedback - breastfeeding struggles and support

[14:45] Aglaée's postpartum story

[34:48] Steph's postpartum story

 

SHOWNOTES:

And finally, here's a nice poem for you to enjoy

"The most difficult part of birth is the first year afterwards. It is the year of travail - when the soul of a woman must birth the mother inside her. The emotional labour pains of becoming a mother are far greater than the physical pangs of birth; these are the growing surges of your heart as it pushes out selfishness and fear and makes room for sacrifice and love. It is a private and silent birth of the soul, but it is no less holy than the event of childbirth, perhaps it is even more sacred."- Joy Kusek

#004: The Postpartum Period (Part 1: The First Month)
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#004: The Postpartum Period (Part 1: The First Month)

Postpartum depression is an issue that isn’t often talked about because, let’s face it, it’s not glamorous. There is so much pressure and expectation to look like you have it all together as a new mom, especially with the popularity of social media.

In this episode, Steph and Aglaée tackle the myths and facts about postpartum depression, discuss their own experiences about surviving the first month, give tons of tips for dealing with postpartum depression and the postnatal period, and provide support for new moms who may be dealing with postpartum depression or those having trouble coping with the demands of being a new mom.

[1:00] - A listener’s successful hospital birth story

[8:00] - Postpartum depression facts and myths

[11:00] - Postpartum depression risk factors 

[14:00]  - Updates (6 month breastfeeding celebration, first foods)

[20:00] - Steph’s postpartum and first month story 

[29:00] - Aglaée’s postpartum and first month story

[38:00] - Steph’s tips for the first month

[48:00] - Aglaée’s tips for the first month

#003: Aglaée's Homebirth Story
41:19
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 41:19
#003: Aglaée's Homebirth Story

Have you ever been interested in having a homebirth? Are you curious about how homebirths work?

In this episode, Aglaée opens up and shares her story. You'll learn about her experience with becoming and being pregnant, her decision to have a homebirth, the process she had working with midwives, the importance of social support during pregnancy, delivery, and after birth, her entire birth story, and lots more! You'll hear her talk about just how hard it was and her strategies for dealing with health practitioners who don't share your values.

This epsiode provides listeners with an opportunity to get to know Aglaée as she opens up about her personal experiences and shares natural pregnancy/homebirth inspiration. 

Read more about her homebirth: http://realfoodmamaspodcast.com/2015/02/28/episode-003-aglaees-homebirth-story/

#002: Steph's Home Waterbirth Story
43:35
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 43:35
#002: Steph's Home Waterbirth Story

Have you ever been interested in having a homebirth? Are you curious about how homebirths or waterbirths work?

In this episode, Steph opens up and shares her story. You'll learn about her experience with becoming and being pregnant, her decision to have a homebirth, the process she had working with midwives, the importance of social support during pregnancy, delivery, and after birth, her entire birth story, and lots more! You'll hear her talk about just how hard it was and her strategies for getting through the pain.

This epsiode provides listeners with an opportunity to get to know Steph as she opens up about her personal experiences and shares natural pregnancy/homebirth inspiration. 

 

Read more about her story and see pictures: http://realfoodmamaspodcast.com/2015/02/28/episode-002-stephanies-waterbirth-story/

#001: What is the Real Food Mamas podcast?
22:52
2017-10-07 18:20:59 UTC 22:52
#001: What is the Real Food Mamas podcast?

In this first episode of Real Food Mamas podcast, Stephanie and Aglaée introduce themselves and share their own struggles with fertility. They discuss what the show will and will not be about, how the show will flow, future topics, and experts they will be interviewing. It's a must listen!

More info: http://realfoodmamaspodcast.com/

#75: Back To Work After Baby with Arianna Taboada
49:16
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 49:16
#75: Back To Work After Baby with Arianna Taboada

In this episode, we interview Arianna Taboada, a maternal health consultant. Arianna helps mamas and mamas-to-be customize their plan for maternity leave and return to work.

We have an honest conversation about our struggles as new moms navigating work and family, how we transitioned back to work, and ways to make this transition (and postpartum, in general) easier for new mamas!

Topics discussed:

  • Arianna’s story including her unique postpartum experience
  • What a maternal health consultant is and how they can help you prepare for postpartum
  • Challenges working moms experience and ways to overcome them
  • The importance of "transition time" when balancing a business and a new baby
  • How to decide if going back to work is right for you
  • What to do if you're not enjoying being a stay at home mom
  • Tips for navigating the demands of motherhood and work
  • And more!

Arianna's bio:

Arianna is a maternal health consultant who works with experienced entrepreneurs who are becoming first time mothers, helping them customize their maternity leave plan and return to work. She is deeply committed to providing on-going, multi-faceted support that meets the professional, physical, mental, social, and emotional needs of entrepreneurs as they babyproof their business and navigate new motherhood.

Prior to her consulting practice, Arianna worked on maternal health issues for over a decade as a health educator, a social worker in a mental health clinic, a reproductive health researcher, and a yoga therapist. She draws from her expertise as a maternal health professional, combined with her experience as a business owner and mother, to provide highly personalized services so expecting entrepreneurs have the tools and information they need to make decisions and take action when it comes to balancing their business with a new baby. 

Enjoy the listen!

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

    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.

#74: Our Husband's Perspective On Home Birth
51:24
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 51:24
#74: Our Husband's Perspective On Home Birth

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.

Topics Discussed:

  • Our husband’s opinions about home births.
  • What it was like to be present at our home birth.
  • What emotions they experienced before, during, and after our birth.
  • What surprised them about our births.
  • Advice for fathers-to-be.

Enjoy the listen!

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

    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.

#073: Pre-baby counseling with Emily Pardy
56:14
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 56:14
#073: Pre-baby counseling with Emily Pardy

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.

You’ll leave this interview with simple, actionable steps to gracefully navigate some of these changes. You’ll also learn where to go for more information and support, should you choose to be proactive or if you’re currently experiencing these issues.

Topics Discussed:

  • Emily’s background, training, and personal journey
  • Challenges a new baby presents to a marriage/relationship
  • Adjustments and emotional implications
  • Five steps for effective communication
  • Important things to discuss before baby comes
  • Managing resentment
  • Realistic ways to reconnect with your partner
  • Resources for couples navigating new parenthood
  • Her top three pieces of advices for new parents

Enjoy the listen!

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

      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.

#72: Dr. Elana's Birth Story
48:12
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 48:12
#72: Dr. Elana's Birth Story

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.

Topics Discussed:

  • Pregnancy prep
  • Home-birth experience
  • Who was on Dr. Elana's birth team
  • The birth, from start to finish!
  • What Dr. Elana would do differently next time.
  • Lessons learned and healing after the birth.

Shownotes:

  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.

#71: Meet Dr. Elana Roumell, ND: The new co-host
41:33
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 41:33
#71: Meet Dr. Elana Roumell, ND: The new co-host

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. The two of them together are truly REAL FOOD MAMAS on a mission to share, inspire and empower!! 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!

Topics Discussed:

  • About Elana's family.
  • Why she became a Naturopathic Doctor.
  • Her passion for pediatrics.
  • Why she opened up Nourish Medical Center.
  • What inspired her to create the Nourish Kids Medicine Kit and Ebook!
  • What she's most excited to share with listeners by joining the podcast.
  • Some of her other passions.

Enjoy the listen!

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#70: Cesarean Recovery with Ali Miller, Part 2
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#70: Cesarean Recovery with Ali Miller, Part 2

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!

Because our conversation was jam-packed with resources to support those planning or recovering from a cesarean birth, we decided to split the episode into two parts. That way, you'll be able to take in all of this great information without feeling overwhelmed (in a good way!).

Topics discussed in Part 1 (episode 69):

  • Ali's story
  • Her original birth plan and how that changed
  • How she managed the change in birth plan (emotionally, mentally, physically)
  • The differences between a gentle (or natural or family-centered) cesearean and a traditional cesarean

Topics discussed in Part 2 (episode 70):

  • Concerns of cesarean sections
  • How to address these concerns with a food-as-medicine, functional medicine approach
  • Considerations for mom and baby
  • Vaginal inoculation and supplements
  • Low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diets during pregnancy and nursing
  • How Ali feeds her toddler
  • Ali's practice, cookbook, and services

Ali's bio:

Ali Miller is an integrative functional medicine practitioner with a background in naturopathic medicine. She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, certified weight management specialist, recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in her field. Ali has a passion to create public awareness regarding the significant role diet plays in our overall health and believes everything we put in our body can contribute towards optimal health or dysfunction and disease.   Her Food-As-Medicine philosophy is supported by up-to-date scientific research for a functional approach to healing the body. Ali’s message has influenced millions through media with weekly television segments, corporate outreach and within the medical community, and named one of Houston's 50 most influential women of 2015. Ali’s expertise can be accessed through her website: www.alimillerRD.com offering a blog, podcasts, online learning, and access to her practice in Montrose, Naturally Nourished.

 

 

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#69: Cesarean Recovery with Ali Miller, Part 1
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2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 29:06
#69: Cesarean Recovery with Ali Miller, Part 1

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!

Because our conversation was jam-packed with resources to support those planning or recovering from a cesarean birth, we decided to split the episode into two parts. That way, you'll be able to take in all of this great information without feeling overwhelmed (in a good way!).

Topics discussed in Part 1:

  • Ali's story
  • Her original birth plan and how that changed
  • How she managed the change in birth plan (emotionally, mentally, physically)
  • The differences between a gentle (or natural or family-centered) cesearean and a traditional cesarean

Topics discussed in Part 2:

  • Concerns of cesarean sections
  • How to address these concerns with a food-as-medicine, functional medicine approach
  • Considerations for mom and baby
  • Vaginal inoculation and supplements
  • Low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diets during pregnancy and nursing
  • How Ali feeds her toddler
  • Ali's practice, cookbook, and services

Ali's bio:

Ali Miller is an integrative functional medicine practitioner with a background in naturopathic medicine. She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, certified weight management specialist, recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in her field. Ali has a passion to create public awareness regarding the significant role diet plays in our overall health and believes everything we put in our body can contribute towards optimal health or dysfunction and disease.   Her Food-As-Medicine philosophy is supported by up-to-date scientific research for a functional approach to healing the body. Ali’s message has influenced millions through media with weekly television segments, corporate outreach and within the medical community, and named one of Houston's 50 most influential women of 2015. Ali’s expertise can be accessed through her website: www.alimillerRD.com offering a blog, podcasts, online learning, and access to her practice in Montrose, Naturally Nourished.

 

 

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#068: Goodbye Aglaée!
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2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 28:32
#068: Goodbye Aglaée!

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 updates about nursing / weaning, sleep, and her upcoming move.

Enjoy the listen!

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#067: Q&A [Pregnant + Nursing and "Getting Your Body Back"]
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2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 52:42
#067: Q&A [Pregnant + Nursing and "Getting Your Body Back"]

In this episode, Stephanie and Aglaée answer two of your questions! 

Topics discussed:

  • Maintaining your milk supply while pregnant
  • Concerns with galactagogues and nursing
  • Weaning 
  • Postpartum body image
  • Postpartum weight loss

Enjoy the listen!

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#066: Keto for Women with Leanne Vogel
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2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 54:03
#066: Keto for Women with Leanne Vogel

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!

Topics discussed:

  • Leanne's story
  • What makes her fat-fueled approach different than the traditional keto diet
  • The benefits of keto for women
  • Modifications for women
  • Considerations for pregnant and nursing moms
  • Who shouldn't do the keto diet
  • Biggest mistakes people make when they start a keto diet
  • How to start your keto journey
  • Supplements that may help you on your keto journey

Leanne's bio:

Leanne Vogel is the founder of Healthful Pursuit, best-selling author of over 11 health programs, host of The Keto Diet Podcast, author of the bestselling paperback, The Keto Diet, and the creator of Fat Fueled living - a holistic, paleo-friendly approach to a ketogenic, high-fat diet. She has been in the field of nutrition since receiving her holistic nutrition certification in 2007. Leanne shares free videos, podcasts, recipes and keto-friendly resources on her blog, healthfulpursuit.com.

 

 

 

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#065: Healthy Baby Food with Serenity Kids
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2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 53:14
#065: Healthy Baby Food with Serenity Kids

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!

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#064: Q&A: Vitamin D Supplementation + Baby Soap & Shampoo
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2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 42:10
#064: Q&A: Vitamin D Supplementation + Baby Soap & Shampoo

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:

  1. Vitamin D supplements - what to look for, our favorite brands, how much to take, and blood testing.
  2. Bathing your baby - how often, water quality, and our favorite brands of soap/shampoo

Enjoy the listen!

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#063: Q&A Episode [Finding your idea birth provider/setting + balancing hormones postpartum]
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2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 55:26
#063: Q&A Episode [Finding your idea birth provider/setting + balancing hormones postpartum]

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:

  1. How to find your ideal birth provider and setting
  2. How to balance your hormones postpartum

Enjoy the listen!

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#062: Birth Trauma (with Dr. Pauline Drillard, Ph.D.)
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2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 46:45
#062: Birth Trauma (with Dr. Pauline Drillard, Ph.D.)

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:

  1. What is birth trauma and how common it is
  2. The impact of birth trauma on motherhood and the postpartum period
  3. How others (friends, family, partner) can say or to do support women with birth trauma
  4. How to navigate disrespectful birth workers
  5. The benefits of asking for your medical records from the birth for closure
  6. How to prevent a birth trauma from impacting future pregnancies and labors
  7. How birth workers can heal from birth trauma
  8. 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.

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#61 ~ Supplements for Pregnancy and Postpartum [with Dr. Low Dog, M.D.]
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2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 01:09:50
#61 ~ Supplements for Pregnancy and Postpartum [with Dr. Low Dog, M.D.]

In this episode, Stephanie interviewed Dr. Low Dog, M.D.  to discuss supplements for pregnant and postpartum mamas. 

Topics discussed:

  1. How to choose the best prenatal multivitamin
  2. The pros/cons of whole food based supplements versus synthetic supplements
  3. What nutrients pregnant and postpartum mamas are often deficient in
  4. The most important supplements for preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum (including nursing mamas)
  5. The importance of iron, choline, iodine, and folate 
  6. The safety of vitamin A during pregnancy
  7. Supplements for anxiety and adrenal health
  8. How to assess the safety of supplements during pregnancy and postpartum
  9. 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.

 

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#060 ~ Strong Women [with Steph Gaudreau]
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2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 56:02
#060 ~ Strong Women [with Steph Gaudreau]

In this episode, Aglaée interviews Steph Gaudreau to talk about what it means to be strong women. This episode is for all moms, moms-to-be, moms that can't be, and moms who have lost just as much as it is also for sisters, daughters, friends and anyone who identifies as women. Here are some of the many interesting topics this discussion leads us to:

  • What does it mean to be strong? (hint: it's not only about physical strength!)
  • Social media, body image, and body shaming
  • The most fearless things Steph did in her life
  • The one area women should work on first to improve their strength and resilience
  • The Women's Strength Summit (grab your free tickets here!)

Enjoy the listen!

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Steph’s bio

Steph Gaudreau is a certified holistic nutrition practitioner, weightlifting and mindset coach, and the author of the best-selling Performance Paleo Cookbook. She's also the creator of the Women's Strength Summit. Her recipes and expert advice have been featured in SELF, Outside Magazine, Elle, and Greatist. Steph loves barbells, cats, and anything Lord of the Rings. She lives in San Diego, CA.

Steph Gaudreau

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#059: Stephanie's second postpartum
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2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 58:56
#059: Stephanie's second postpartum

In this episode, we discuss how Stephanie's second postpartum is going as well as the things she's doing differently to make this experience much smoother and more enjoyable than her first.

Topics:

  1. How this postpartum is different than her first.
  2. What she's doing to help her body heal physically and mentally.
  3. What she's doing for self-care.
  4. Her experience with postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.
  5. What she ate postpartum.
  6. Her simple strategies for meal planning/prepping.

Enjoy the listen!

And happy anniversary! :)

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#058: Is your relationship with food broken? [with Aglaée & Steph]
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2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 58:44
#058: Is your relationship with food broken? [with Aglaée & Steph]

In this episode, Aglaée opens up about her past struggles with her relationship with food and her body and her healing journey to find that long-lost peace and freedom again. Steph interviews Aglaée about her past disordered eating and eating disorder, how to recognize it, the healing journey, and how she's now so passionate about helping other women do the same. :)

Topics include:

  • Aglaée's food story: from being a normal eater to emotional eating and binge eating
  • The biggest different in her life since healing her relationship with food and her body
  • Five signs that your relationship with food might be broken
  • Aglaée's 3 best action steps to help women make peace with food
  • Aglaée's Radicata SEED Protocol and her classes starting May 1st

Enjoy the listen!

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#057: Homebirth Q&A
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2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 41:02
#057: Homebirth Q&A

In this episode, we answer your questions about homebirths.

Topics include:

  1. Homebirths at “older” ages (35+)
  2. Concerns we had about our own homebirths
  3. Positive reinforcement for moms considering a homebirth
  4. Additional things to consider when planning a homebirth
  5. What to do about naysayers
  6. How to manage pain without an epidural
  7. How to find a provider that fits your birthing philosophy and wishes
  8. Postpartum recovery tips while managing a toddler

Enjoy the listen!

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#056: Stephanie's second home waterbirth story
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2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 48:54
#056: Stephanie's second home waterbirth story

In this episode, Stephanie shares her second home waterbirth story. She discusses how her second home waterbirth went, how it was different than her first, things she learned the second time around, and advice to mamas getting ready for the big day whether they’re planning on giving birth in the hospital or at home.

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • How Stephanie's second postpartum is going
  • How she was feeling the days and weeks before she delivered
  • How she mentally and physically prepared for labor
  • Advice to moms struggling during their final days and weeks
  • Her entire birth story
  • The pros and cons of having a fast labor
  • The different types of electronic fetal monitoring and why it's done
  • Tips for dealing with afterbirth contractions
  • What she did with her toddler during labor

The next episode will cover Q&A's about homebirth from our listeners!

Enjoy the listen!

And happy anniversary! :)

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#055: Making healthy eating simple [with Tatiana Amico]
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2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 37:12
#055: Making healthy eating simple [with Tatiana Amico]

In this episode, Aglaée interviews Tatiana Amico. Listen as they talk about her story of breaking free from chronic dieting and disordered eating, how becoming a mom was a turning point for her, how to keep things simple in the kitchen, and her favorite tips to get tons of nutrition.

We also talk about the power of de-cluttering, asking for help, and putting yourself first for your well-being and that of the whole family! :)

Enjoy the listen!

 

Tatiana Amico's bio:

Tatiana Amico is a Health Coach and Business Mentor empowering women to take control of their health and life. After saying goodbye to her corporate job, she enrolled in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Now, Tatiana works with women who want to stop complaining, start taking action, and love themselves completely.

Tatiana Amico

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#054: Eat Well, Train Smart, and Be Kind to Your Body [with Kate Callaghan]
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2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 49:40
#054: Eat Well, Train Smart, and Be Kind to Your Body [with Kate Callaghan]

Aglaée interviews the holistic nutritionist, Kate Callaghan, to talk about how eating well, training smart, and being kind to your body can help you achieve hormonal balance, better health, and more happiness.

In this interview, Kate shares her story with hypothalamic amenorrhea and why she's so passionate about hormonal and women health. She tells us how she healed her hormones naturally, talks about the most common mistakes she sees women make with their food and training, and explains the strong connection between the gut and our hormones.

If you have hormones, you won't want to miss this one! :)

Enjoy the listen!

Kate Callaghan's bio:

Kate is a holistic nutritionist, dietitian, international speaker, personal trainer and mother of one, living in Wanaka, New Zealand. Kate is the author of the all-encompassing guide for optimising women's health and happiness "Holistic Nutrition: Eat Well, Train Smart & Be Kind to Your Body". Having experienced hormonal chaos and infertility, and managing to heal herself naturally, Kate is passionate about healing women’s hormones and fast-tracking them to health, happiness and hotness through nutrient-dense foods, rejuvenating movement, unconditional self-love, and mindful and sustainable practices. You can find Kate through her website www.theholisticnutritionist.com, or via her social media:

Kate Callaghan

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#053: BIRTHFIT (fitness, nutrition, chiropractic, and mindset) with Dr. Lindsey Mathews, D.C.
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#053: BIRTHFIT (fitness, nutrition, chiropractic, and mindset) with Dr. Lindsey Mathews, D.C.

Stephanie interviews Dr. Lindsey Mathews, D.C., BIRTHFIT founder, about the four pillars of BIRTHFIT (fitness, nutrition, chiropractic, and mindset) and how each of these pillars helps moms prepare for birth and postpartum. You'll learn how to take charge of your body and your decisions so you can have a more empowered pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. This interview is real, raw, and gets straight to the point. You'll walk away with actions steps that you can implement today to have a better birth.

Dr. Lindsey Mathews, DC's bio:

Dr. Lindsey Mathews, DC is the founder and CEO of BIRTHFIT. Lindsey is a chiropractor that specializes in the biomechanics and movement patterns of the human body, while also restoring mechanical integrity of the nervous system. Dr. Lindsey believes that we are born to move and that movement is life. On the field, behind the screen, and everyday, Dr. Lindsey has witnessed the endless capabilities of the human body. Her path has lead her to her Venice, CA, where she leads BIRTHFIT HQ, practices chiropractic, and coaches at DEUCE Gym, a strength and conditioning school. Lindsey believes that discipline is freedom and that showing up for your self is the most important first step. Dr. Lindsey was born to lead BIRTHFIT, a rockstar movement aimed at educating and empowering women through their motherhood transition.

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#052: VBACs (preparation, recovery, advice) with Elizabeth Quinn
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2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 49:33
#052: VBACs (preparation, recovery, advice) with Elizabeth Quinn

Join Stephanie as she interviews Elizabeth Quinn, mom of four and ICAN chapter leader, to discuss vaginal birth after cesearan (VBACs). You'll be inspired by Elizabeth's story and learn about VBAC safety, concerns, preparation, and strategies for healing physically and emotionally from your past birth(s). She also shares her favorite resources to help moms learn about their options and provides advice on finding a supportive provider.

Elizabeth Quinn's bio:

Elizabeth Quinn and her husband, Percy are raising their children in Jackson, Mississippi. They have four children: daughters Chesley, 7 years old, Anders 5 years old, and Adella 2.5 years old and they just welcomed their son on July 1, Sims McCallum. Elizabeth had a unnecessary section with her first child and a repeat section with her second before finding ICAN. It was with the support of her ICAN chapter that she went for and achieved a vba2c with her third and fourth children. She is chapter leader of ICAN of Jackson, Mississippi and active in the birth community there.

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#051: Feminine Super Power Year [with Christine Arylo]
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#051: Feminine Super Power Year [with Christine Arylo]

Join Aglaée as she interviews Christine Arylo to talk about your Inner Mean Girl(s) might have been running your past year and how to access your Inner Wisdom (yes, you have it) to start the coming year. Christine also share her favorite daily morning practice and gives you some double dares that I also dare you to take in 2017! <3 

Enjoy the listen! :)

Christine Arylo's bio:

Christine Arylo is a women’s leadership advisor, transformational speaker and best selling author who leads retreats, workshops and programs for women and girls around the world. She combines her 15 years of corporate MBA experience with her 15 years of spiritual study of the divine feminine, yogic and earth based wisdom traditions, to teach women how to live and lead their lives, businesses and relationships the "feminine way,” professionally successful and personally sustainable and satisfying. Arylo is also the founder of the Path of Self Love School which has taught self-love, self compassion and self empowerment to over 35,000 women and girls on every continent.  You can connect with Christine at www.ChristineArylo.com or tune into her weekly podcast Feminine Power Time at FemininePowerTime.com.

Christine Arylo

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[3:08] Christine Arylo's bio

[4:22] Welcome Christine!

[4:49] Have your Inner Mean Girls been running your past year?

[9:35] Take the quiz and find out about your Inner Mean Girls Do you have a Doing Addict? Comparison Queen? Achievement Junkie? Worrywart? All of them?

[19:30] How to "get rid" of your Inner Mean Girl(s)!

[21:51] How to start connecting to your own Inner Wisdom (yes, I promise you have it! :) )

[25:55] Motivation with compassion vs from fear? Isn't that an excuse to stay stuck where I am (or permission to get even worse)? 

[33:15] Christine's favorite simple practice to start your morning 

[49:49] Christine's double dare for the new year

[1:00:42] Where to find Christine Arylo (website, books, Feminine Power Time podcast, programs and rituals)

[1:02:36] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.  

#050: Against Doctor's Orders [incredibly inspiring story with Ali Barton]
01:03:30
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#050: Against Doctor's Orders [incredibly inspiring story with Ali Barton]

Join Aglaée as she interviews Ali Barton who tells her incredibly inspiring story. This is a MUST listen! We also talk about organ donation, Ali's surrogate pregnancy, the biggest lesson she wants to teach her kids, how her mindset kept her going and how she gives us permission to complain and not compare our struggles. <3

Enjoy the listen! :)

Ali Barton's bio:

   Ali Barton is a licensed psychotherapist and wellness coach with a private practice outside of Boston, Ma. Currently, her most important job is a stay at home mom to her son Ethan, who was born months before Ali had her heart transplant in the summer of 2014. Ali has always been interested in health and real food, especially after getting sick with multiple autoimmune diseases related to undiagnosed celiac disease in 2011 – Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and ulcerative colitis. When Ali got pregnant  with her doctor's approval in 2014, her autoimmune disease spiraled out of control, and her heart went into failure due to a rare condition called endomyocardial fibrosis. Doctors recommended Ali to end her pregnancy at 21 weeks, and she refused to do so. Her son Ethan was born prematurely at 31, and is thriving today! She had her heart transplant  when Ethan was six months old.     After her experience, Ali wrote a book called "Against Doctor's Orders", where she tells her story, and also talks about trusting your gut and advocating for yourself in a medical setting. The book will be published in 2017. She blogs at www.aliweinbergbarton.com. When Ali is seeing clients, she specializes in working with women with mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, and with those who have chronic health conditions that impact their mood and functioning.

Ali Barton and her family

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:15] Aglaée's updates

[9:26] Ali Barton's bio

[11:13] Welcome Ali! Let's hear her story!

[16:10] Diagnosed with multiple autoimmune conditions

[18:07] Her battle with infertility and pregnancy complications

[20:14] Finally some answers about her heart condition and the moment she was told to end her pregnancy at 21 weeks

[26:00] Ethan is born and being away from him for the first 36 hours

[29:03] Ali needs a heart transplant!

[39:04] How Ali gives us permission to complain and NOT compare our struggles, emotions and pain

[45:25] What was the scariest part of Ali's story?

[47:48] How our MINDSET can make all the difference!

[50:57] Ali's surrogate pregnancy

[53:20] The biggest lesson Ali wants to teach her kids and a few words about the importance of organ donation

[54:40] Ali's book "Against Doctor's Orders" and where to find her blog and updates

[58:50] *** ORGAN DONATION ***check the box or use the app!!! <3

[1:02:39] Outro

► Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

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#049: BLW in the kitchen [recipes and tips with Jessica Coll]
45:08
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 45:08
#049: BLW in the kitchen [recipes and tips with Jessica Coll]

Join Aglaée as she interviews registered dietitian and BLW expert Jessica Coll to talk about Baby-Led Weaning and share practical tips and even recipes for you and your little ones. More specifically, we cover the introduction of meat, how to ensure babies get enough iron, how to introduce leafy greens BLW-style and how to make eating out easier.

Enjoy the listen! :)

Jessica Coll's bio:

Jessica Coll is obsessed with food. That is probably why she spent more than a thousand hours studying breasts. In addition to being a registered dietitian, she became a lactation consultant because breastmilk is a human being’s very first experience with food. Listen to this: everyone’s first real relationship is with food, from the womb to the spoon. For lots of us in North America, that relationship is troubled from day one. This is a story most people are trying to rewrite for the rest of their lives.

As a parent, you are in the most powerful position to help your baby transform this relationship into a love story. One that nourishes the body and the spirit.  When Jessica was six months old, her staple food was canned soup. She wants to make sure no human being has to suffer through this.

This is part of the reason why she created the BLW Online Course where she guides parents in this new adventure.  Get 50% off the lifetime access of Jessica’s Baby Led Weaning online course by entering the code REALFOODMAMAS at blw.jessicacoll.com).

Jessica Coll, RD and BLW expert

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:35] Aglaee's update

[6:00] Jessica's bio

[7:42] Welcome Jessica!

[8:57] How Jessica found out about BLW and then became an expert!

[13:40] How to introduce meat for babies and ensure they get enough iron

[25:40] How to introduce leafy greens

[32:10] Eating out and doing BLW with your little one

[37:10] Recommended products to do BLW

[40:02] Jessica's BLW Online Course and where to find more about Jessica (links in the shownotes)

[44:17] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.

048: Yoga for moms with Amelia Barnes (and a few words about baby loss and ICP)
51:43
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 51:43
048: Yoga for moms with Amelia Barnes (and a few words about baby loss and ICP)

Join Aglaée as she interviews Amelia Barnes to first talk about the benefits of yoga for moms and the important role yoga has played in her life, including during both of her pregnancies and postpartum periods.

In the second part of the interview, you will learn about Amelia's incredibly inspiring story with her first baby, Landon, unexpectedly passing away only 4 days after he was born and how he saved his sister's life.

Enjoy the listen! :)

Amelia Barnes's bio:

Amelia Kathryn Barnes is a yoga teacher, retreat facilitator and small business owner. She teaches at Moksha Yoga Winnipeg and is a guide at the yoga and wellness website oneOeight.com. She is also the creator of PranaVidaStyle, a unique line of inspired and Canadian-made yoga apparel.

Amelia lives in Winnipeg, Canada with her husband Justin, daughter Lily and their big white mutt Cody.

Amelia Barnes

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[3:27] Welcome Amelia! - Let's talk about yoga for moms! How she got started with yoga Pros and cons of practicing at home vs at a studio

[8:27] Yoga beyond the physical practice

[11:25] Yoga for better immunity

[12:40] Yoga as a tool to reconnect to our bodies

[14:10] Anxiety about going to a yoga studio for the 1st time!!!

[17:35] Yoga and body image / self-acceptance

[22:10] Amelia's 3 favorite poses for moms

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[27:05] Landon's story

[33:10] Tips for moms dealing with baby loss

[37:30] Amelia's thoughts on "letting go" vs "setting free"

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[39:44] Lily's story and why you need to know about ICP (ICP stands for Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy)

[50:15] Where to find more about Amelia

[51:00] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.

#047: High-Risk Pregnancies [with Parijat Deshpande]
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2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 54:17
#047: High-Risk Pregnancies [with Parijat Deshpande]

Join Aglaée as she interviews Parijat Deshpande about high-risk pregnancies and the importance of emotional health and stress reduction during that crucial time of your life.

Whether you are experiencing a high-risk pregnancy or not, please give this episode a listen so you can share it with the moms who need it and I promise you'll also learn a few practical tips to apply to your life today (pregnant or not!).

Enjoy the listen! :)

Parijat Deshpande's bio:

Parijat Deshpande is the leading perinatal wellness expert who specializes in working with women during a high-risk pregnancy. She educates and guides women on how to manage their stress and anxiety so they can have healthier pregnancies, decrease their risk of preterm birth and give their baby a healthy start to life. Parijat is a clinically trained therapist, a women’s wellness expert and an experienced speaker on the impact of stress on health and wellness. She has over 4 years of experience as a Psychology Lecturer UC Berkeley and is the founder of MySahana, a South Asian mental health nonprofit. Parijat is also a certified wellness coach, a certified stress management coach and a certified marriage educator.

Parijat Deshpande

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:30] Aglaée's updates

[10:33] Parijat's bio

[11:40] Welcome Parijat!  (learn more about her high-risk pregnancy)

[17:04] Top 3 mistakes women with a high-risk pregnancy make

[25:25] How emotional health and stress can impact the baby and pregnancy

[30:00] Concrete (and fun!) tips to deal with stress

[33:20] How self-help tools can actually INCREASE anxiety!

[35:55] Forgetting about self-care activities during a high-risk pregnancy!

[38:33] How to ENJOY your pregnancy, even if it's a high-risk pregnancy

[40:30] Practical tips for stressful appointments and testing

[45:11] Parijat's 0pinion about meditation

[46:36] Tips for bed rest during pregnancy

[50:40] Statistics about high-risk pregnancies

[51:37] Where to find more about Parijat

[53:25] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.

#46: The Fourth Trimester [with Lisa Chin]
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2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 45:09
#46: The Fourth Trimester [with Lisa Chin]

Join Aglaée as she interviews Lisa Chin to learn more about her best tips for the fourth trimester. In this episode, we talk about a lot of interesting and time-proven Chinese traditions as well as concrete practical tips to get the nutrition your need for your postpartum recovery in today's modern world.

And don't forget to sign up for her Fourth Trimester Summit happening Nov 8-18, 2016!

Enjoy the listen! :)

Lisa Chin's bio:

Lisa Chin is a holistic mama to a happy two year old girl. Motherhood has profoundly changed who she is, how she sees the world and the mark she wants to leave. She seeks to live an inspired life of mothering, writing, and pursuing what calls to be created. When she's not wrangling spreadsheets or her toddler, she can be found writing for her blog, Lisa for Real (lisaforreal.com), where she share her thoughts on fierce femininity, eureka moments and lessons in self-awareness.

Her latest project is the Fourth Trimester Summit where Lisa interviews over 40 experts in women's health, infant development and mental health who share their knowledge so new moms can create their ideal postpartum experience.

Lisa Chin

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:44] Updates on Steph and her new little boy!

[4:10] Lisa Chin's bio

[6:45] Welcome Lisa!

[9:00] Hot vs cold during the postpartum period

[10:42] Defining the fourth trimester

[11:56] Not washing for 30 days?

[15:59] Heating foods for postpartum healing

[20:45] Actionable tips to support your postpartum recovery

[24:15] Placenta: do you have to eat it or not?

[26:28] Lisa's Fourth Trimester Summit

[33:09] Lisa's top 3 tips for the postpartum periods

[41:18] Where to find Lisa and access her facebook group

[44:19] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.

#45: Stephanie's Postpartum Plan
28:39
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 28:39
#45: Stephanie's Postpartum Plan

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they talk about Stephanie's postpartum plan

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:35] Happy 2nd birthday to our boys!

[2:33] Final preparation before giving birth

[6:26] Stephanie's birth

[8:18] Stephanie's reasons for choosing a homebirth

[12:08] What to do with other kids during labor

[16:03] Practical tips to help older children adjust to the transition

[20:04] Foods for the postpartum period

[23:00] What Stephanie plans to do differently this time

[28:08] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.  

#44: Stephanie's second pregnancy
37:11
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 37:11
#44: Stephanie's second pregnancy

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they talk about Stephanie's second pregnancy, how it's different than her first, what she's been eating, her exercise routine, her supplements and her best tips for first time and second time moms.

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:39] Updates on Stephanie's pregnancy

[3:50] How her second pregnancy is different than the first (by trimester)

[15:01] Successes during this pregnancy

[18:22] Struggles during this pregnancy

[19:50] Stephanie's pregnancy diet

[23:51] Stephanie's exercise routine

[27:07] Stephanie's supplementation

[30:28] Tips for first time moms

[32:39] Tips for second time moms

[36:20] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.  

#43: Nourishing & Nurturing Your Marriage
41:54
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 41:54
#43: Nourishing & Nurturing Your Marriage

Join Aglaée as she interviews Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby about a very important topic that is not directly related to nutrition but that can make a tremendous impact on your health and that of the whole family: your marriage (or any other kinds of relationships)! 

In this episode, you'll learn about how becoming parents can affect your marriage (although you might already have noticed it yourself!), what common pitfalls to avoid, strategies to better nourish and nurture your marriage and when to know you need professional help.

Enjoy the listen! :)

 

Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby's bio:

Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a board certified life coach, and the founder and clinical director of Growing Self Counseling and coaching in Denver, Colorado. Though her practice is based in Denver she works with clients all over the US and internationally through online video. She's also the host of the Love, Happiness and Success podcast, and award-winning author of "Exaholics: Breaking your addiction to an Ex Love.

          Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:15] Aglaée's updates

[5:38] Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby's bio

[8:30] Welcome!

[9:00] How becoming parents affect marital relationships

[11:52] Common pitfalls new parents face

[16:58] Strategies for couples to be on the same page

[22:50] The balance between flexibility and structure

[28:20] A new approach to conflicts

[33:18] Signs it's time to get professional help 

[41:04] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.  

#42: Q&A Episode [Controversial Foods During Pregnancy: Liver + Kombucha]
30:34
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 30:34
#42: Q&A Episode [Controversial Foods During Pregnancy: Liver + Kombucha]

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they answer questions about controversial foods during pregnancy, specifically liver and kombucha!

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:08] Steph's updates

[3:52] Aglaée's updates

[8:35] Question: Is liver safe during pregnancy?

[21:45] Question: Is kombucha safe during pregnancy?

[29:40] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.

#41: Q&A Episode [Formula Options + Milk Alternatives]
36:32
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 36:32
#41: Q&A Episode [Formula Options + Milk Alternatives]

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they answer questions about formula options and milk alternatives. 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:55] Steph's updates

[8:24] Aglaée's updates

[13:02] Question: What is the best formula option for my daughter who is weaning?

[25:23] Question: What is the best milk replacement for kids?

[35:38] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.

#040: Q&A Episode [prenatals & 1st trimester nutrition]
34:05
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 34:05
#040: Q&A Episode [prenatals & 1st trimester nutrition]

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they answer questions about prenatals and first trimester nutrition. 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:04] Steph's updates

[8:02] Aglaée's updates

[9:31] Question: What prenatal vitamins is best? Are they really necessary?

[24:02] Question: What are your best tips for first trimester nutrition?

[33:03] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.

#039: Q&A Episode [healthy eating on a budget]
37:58
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 37:58
#039: Q&A Episode [healthy eating on a budget]

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they do a long overdue Q&A episode! Today, they only cover one question but it's a good one. ;)

Listen their many very useful and practical tips to help you and your family eat real food frugally. They cover how to save money on your protein, produce and other real food, in addition to many other ways to make more room in your budget for what matters the most to you.

Enjoy the listen and let us know what your best tips are to eat healthy on a budget!  (in the comments below or over here on facebook)

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:55] Steph's updates

[10:50] Aglaée's updates

[13:13] Question: What are your best tips to eat real food for your family frugally?

[37:10] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

 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.

#038: Sleep & Autoimmunity for Busy Moms with Dr. Sarah Ballantyne
01:02:46
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 01:02:46
#038: Sleep & Autoimmunity for Busy Moms with Dr. Sarah Ballantyne

Join us as Aglaée interviews Dr. Sarah Ballantyne to learn more about the importance of preventing autoimmune conditions for moms and their family. In this episode, you'll also get answers to the million dollar question "How can mom improve their sleep?" and many practical steps to make it happen. 

Enjoy the listen and don't forget to check out Sarah's Go To Bed program!

Dr. Sarah Ballantyne’ bio:

Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. is the creator of the award-winning online resource www.ThePaleoMom.com; cohost of the syndicated top-rated The Paleo View Podcast; New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Approach, The Paleo Approach Cookbook and The Healing Kitchen, and creator of the online program Go To Bed. Sarah earned her doctorate degree in medical biophysics at the age of 26 and spent the next four years doing research on critical care medicine, innate immunity, gene therapy and cell biology, earning a variety of awards for research excellence along the way.  Sarah’s transition from academic researcher to stay-at-home mom to award-winning and internationally-recognized health advocate and educator was driven by her own health journey, which included losing 120 pounds and using both diet and lifestyle to mitigate and reverse a dozen diagnosed health conditions. As a scientist both by training and by nature, Sarah is deeply interested in understanding how the foods we eat interact with our gut barriers, immune systems, and hormones to influence health. Sarah’s innate curiosity goes further than just understanding diet and she is also deeply interested in the impact of lifestyle factors like sleep, stress and activity. Her passion for scientific literacy and her talent for distilling scientific concepts into straightforward and accessible explanations form the foundation of her work and her dedication to improving public health. Learn more by checking out Sarah’s website, podcast and books. You can also find Sarah on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope and Pinterest.

Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, aka The Paleo Mom

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:27] Dr. Sarah Ballantyne's bio

[4:19] Real Food Mamas Updates

[6:44] Welcome Sarah!

[9:11] How fatigue, brain fog, memory loss, joint pain and other symptoms usually attributed to "aging" could actually be an autoimmune conditions

[17:02] How lifestyle factors can help you feel better by preventing and controlling autoimmunity

[17:53] How to know if you're at risk (hint: being a woman puts you at risk!)

[27:10] Which lifestyle factor is the most important? Diet, supplements, movement, stress management or sleep?

[34:11] The million dollar question: How can moms get enough sleep?

[39:18] How to get your "me time" AND go to bed early

[40:26] How to maximize napping (short vs long naps)

[42:47] How moms need to let go and ask for help (how our expectations and that of society is hurting our health!)

[47:38] How much sleep do you really need? (hint: it is NOT that individual)

[50:43] Sarah's top 3 easy action steps for moms to sleep better

[59:38] Where to find more about Sarah and the Go To Bed Program

[1:01:55] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.  

#037: Self-care for busy moms
56:05
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 56:05
#037: Self-care for busy moms

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they talk about their daily routines and how they both make sure to include time for self-care on a regular basis. Many moms feel guilty and selfish for taking time for themselves and create boundaries, but it is a true necessity for all moms. Including you! :)

In this episode, you'll see how starting our routine the night makes a big difference. You'll also hear many different examples and see that there is no one right way to incorporate more self-care into your days. Hopefully this episode will give you the inspiration and motivation to make sure you give yourself the time and space to take a break from your many roles (mom, wife, professional...) for a few hours a week so you can breathe and just be yourself.

Enjoy the listen and let us know what your self-care practice looks like!  (in the comments below or over here on facebook)

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:42] Steph's updates

[4:38] Aglaée's updates

[13:50] Tips to establish a daily routine

[17:54] Steph's daily routine

[31:44] Steph's self-care practice

[34:02] Aglaée's daily routine

[39:49] Aglaée's self-care practice

[46:20] Our final tips to make your self-care practice work for you

[55:10] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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.

#036: Red Meat, Eating Local and Sustainability with Diana Rodgers
55:56
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 55:56
#036: Red Meat, Eating Local and Sustainability with Diana Rodgers

Join us as we talk about everything sustainability! In this episode, Aglaée interviews Diana Rodgers.

Learn about simple and easy steps you can take towards a more sustainable life, how red meat can be good for your health and the environment and how to source better quality foods locally.

We have the power to save the world with the food we put on your plate, so let's get started today. Enjoy the listen!

Diana Rodgers’ bio:

Diana Rodgers is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner living on a working organic farm outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She has written two books and hosts the Sustainable Dish podcast where she interviews experts in eco-living, nutrition, and food production. On her blog, SustainableDish.com, Diana shares recipes and information on living a more sustainable life. She sees patients in person and via Skype.

Diana Rodgers, NTP, RD

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:49] Updates and the importance of self-care!

[5:47] Diana Rodgers' bio and overview of today's episode

[9:36] How Diana got interested in nutrition and food production and how her family created a sustainable lifestyle on their organic farm

[20:31] Red meat and cancer: what's the bottom line?

[29:22] Is grain-fedmeat an option if you can't afford grass-fed beef?

[34:40] Diana's top 3 tips to make our life more sustainable

[39:46] How to feel more confident with your farmer and ask the right questions

[45:38] Coffee, chocolate, bananas... does Fair Trade really make a difference?

[50:50] Diana's advice to fix yourself first and then continue taking baby steps

[52:21] How Diana got through the RD (registered dietitian)'s conventional nutrition program knowing all she knows

[53:53] Where to find Diana Rodgers (and work with her)

[55:05] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  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

#35: Healthy Eating for Busy Moms
48:34
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 48:34
#35: Healthy Eating for Busy Moms

Join us as we share our favorite tips to eat healthy even as busy moms!

In this episode, Stephanie and Aglaée share their secrets to eat healthy foods while running around a toddler and working. Learn about our must-have ingredients and convenience foods in the kitchen, how we plan our meals, how we batch cook, how we make our time in the kitchen more enjoyable and our top 3 favorite quick and simple meals that can be put together in fewer than 5 minutes!

We share lots of personal examples and practical tips. Enjoy the listen!

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:42] Our updates

[10:59] How we stock up our kitchen with real food

[25:38] How we plan our meals for the week

[34:39] How batch cooking can save you time during the week

[37:50] How to make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable

[40:40] Our 3 favorite quick go-to meals

[48:00] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Shownotes:

  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

#034: Picky Eaters with Danielle Binns, Part 2
38:07
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 38:07
#034: Picky Eaters with Danielle Binns, Part 2

Join us as we talk about picky eaters! In this two part episode, Stephanie interviews Pediatric Nutritionist & Picky Eating Expert and Certified Nutrition Practitioner Danielle Binns.

On this episode, Danielle discusses picky eaters that are on the bottom of growth charts. You’ll also learn how to work with your pediatrician; problems with the traditional recommendations for gaining weight; reasons why a child may be underweight; protein requirements for kids and ways to ensure intake; why kids throw food on the floor and play with their food; how sign language can help picky eaters and so much more! You’ll walk alway from this episode equipped with tons of strategies for making healthy eating more fun and less stressful!

We share lots of personal examples and practical tips. Enjoy the listen!

Danielle Binns’ bio:

Danielle Binns (CNP) is a Pediatric Nutritionist & Picky Eating Expert.  More importantly, she’s a mom who gets it.  Motherhood is difficult in its own right.  But when your child doesn’t eat well, mom’s naturally worry.  Danielle’s first daughter was an extremely picky eater and mealtimes were a constant stress.  Today her daughter is thriving and one of the most adventurous kids at the dinner table.

With qualifications in Holistic Nutrition and Children’s Feeding, Danielle knows firsthand how to transform picky eaters into healthy eaters.  Her evidence-based strategies & “Picky Eater Protocol” changed mealtimes forever for many families, including her own.  Danielle also has a special place in her heart for ‘little ones’ who are underweight – like her daughter – and offers programs to help them thrive.  Understanding the stress that comes with raising a picky eater, she is equally committed to helping moms achieve health and happiness.  So they too can start seeing motherhood in a bright and colourful way.

You can read Danielle’s story and learn about her holistic programs for moms and “little ones” at www.daniellebinns.com.

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:55] Danielle Binns’ bio

[3:10] Concerns about picky eaters who are on the bottom of growth charts

[6:00] Other considerations parents need to look at outside of growth charts

[7:15] Strategies for those that are on the bottom of growth charts

[11:10] How to work with your pediatrician 

[12:10] The problem with traditional recommendations for gaining weight

[15:15] Reasons why a child may not be gaining weight

[16:50] How much protein kids need and strategies to ensure adequate consumption

[20:05] The deal with kids throwing food on the floor and playing with their food 

[25:20] How sign language can help picky eaters

[27:55] Danielle’s top tips for making mealtime less stressful and more fun 

[32:45] Action steps you can implement right now!

[35:10] Fun products for kids and picky eaters

[36:10] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  • www.daniellebinns.com
  • Free “Picky Eating” CheatsheetDanielle has created a special freebie for the Real Food Mama listeners which walks you through the 3 steps to fixing your daily mealtime routine which is one of the most common mistakes parents make with picky eaters.  You can find it here!
  • Danielle’s Picky Eater ProtocolWe also wanted all the moms with picky eaters here to know that Danielle’s 8 week online course called the Picky Eater Protocol – is relaunching in May.  What’s so awesome about this program is that she provides a step-by-step solution to help your child eat better using evidence-based strategies.  The Picky Eater Protocol has changed mealtimes (and lives) for many families with picky eaters. If you’re ready to turn your picky eater into a healthy eater, head over to www.daniellebinns.com/pickyeater to learn more.
  • FLOR tiles
  • ezpz Happy mat
  • Aglaée’s blog
  • Stephanie’s website
  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.  

#033: Picky Eaters with Danielle Binns, Part 1
39:37
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 39:37
#033: Picky Eaters with Danielle Binns, Part 1

Join us as we talk about picky eaters! In this two part episode, Stephanie interviews Pediatric Nutritionist & Picky Eating Expert and Certified Nutrition Practitioner Danielle Binns.

On this first episode, Danielle shares her inspiring story of how she helped her picky eater become an adventurous eater. You'll also learn how to identify if your child is a "picky eater," a "problem eater," or is just going through a phase; how mom's diet while pregnant and nursing can influence a child's taste preferences; what "typical" eating looks like for a child; what Danielle's kids eat; and common mistakes parents make with picky eaters. You'll walk alway from this episode equipped with tons of strategies for making healthy eating more fun and less stressful!

We share lots of personal examples and practical tips. Enjoy the listen!

Danielle Binns’ bio:

Danielle Binns (CNP) is a Pediatric Nutritionist & Picky Eating Expert.  More importantly, she’s a mom who gets it.  Motherhood is difficult in its own right.  But when your child doesn’t eat well, mom’s naturally worry.  Danielle’s first daughter was an extremely picky eater and mealtimes were a constant stress.  Today her daughter is thriving and one of the most adventurous kids at the dinner table.

With qualifications in Holistic Nutrition and Children’s Feeding, Danielle knows firsthand how to transform picky eaters into healthy eaters.  Her evidence-based strategies & “Picky Eater Protocol” changed mealtimes forever for many families, including her own.  Danielle also has a special place in her heart for ‘little ones’ who are underweight – like her daughter – and offers programs to help them thrive.  Understanding the stress that comes with raising a picky eater, she is equally committed to helping moms achieve health and happiness.  So they too can start seeing motherhood in a bright and colourful way.  

You can read Danielle’s story and learn about her holistic programs for moms and “little ones” at www.daniellebinns.com.

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:22] Steph's updates

[5:45] Danielle Binns' bio

[7:25] Danielle's inspiring story about her picky eater

[16:10] How to know if your child is a picky eater, if it’s a phase, and when you need to address the issue

[17:45] The difference between “problem eaters” and "picky eaters”’

[20:32] How mom’s diet while pregnant and nursing influences taste preferences

[22:25] What “typical” eating looks like for a child

[24:10] A typical day of eating for Danielle’s kids

[29:00] The most common mistakes parents make with picky eaters

[34:20] Strategies for making healthy eating fun

[37:25] Outro

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

  • www.daniellebinns.com
  • Free "Picky Eating" CheatsheetDanielle has created a special freebie for the Real Food Mama listeners which walks you through the 3 steps to fixing your daily mealtime routine which is one of the most common mistakes parents make with picky eaters.  You can find it here!
  • Danielle's Picky Eater ProtocolWe also wanted all the moms with picky eaters here to know that Danielle's 8 week online course called the Picky Eater Protocol - is relaunching in May.  What's so awesome about this program is that she provides a step-by-step solution to help your child eat better using evidence-based strategies.  The Picky Eater Protocol has changed mealtimes (and lives) for many families with picky eaters. If you're ready to turn your picky eater into a healthy eater, head over to www.daniellebinns.com/pickyeater to learn more.
  • FLOR tiles
  • ezpz Happy mat
  • Aglaée’s blog
  • Stephanie’s website
    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.

#032: Adrenal Fatigue for Tired Moms
47:03
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 47:03
#032: Adrenal Fatigue for Tired Moms

Join us as we discuss everything related to adrenal fatigue (or HPA axis dysfunction to be more precise). In this episode, Aglaée interviews registered dietitian and co-creator of My Paleo Rehab for Adrenal Fatigue Program Laura Schoenfeld. 

Learn what the HPA axis is and how it works in your body, see if you have some of the common signs and symptoms, discover easy ways to tweak your diet to better support your adrenals, which supplements to add and other simple but effective lifestyle strategies to have more energy to do everything real food mamas like us do to care for ourselves and all of our family! 

A lot of the info shared in this podcast might actually surprise you. Enjoy the listen! :)

 

Laura Schoenfeld's bio:

Laura Schoenfeld is a registered dietitian trained in functional medical nutrition therapy. She helps her clients identify and implement diet and lifestyle changes that will allow them to live their healthiest, fittest, symptom-free life, without being consumed by thoughts of food and exercise. She loves hikes with her dog, beach trips, live music, and heavy weight training. Find her at www.ancestralizeme.com.

Laura Schoenfeld, RD

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:57] Aglaée's updates

[3:55] Laura Schoenfeld's bio

[4:27] Adrenal fatigue and HPA axis dysfunction explained

[9:00] Signs and symptoms: do you have any of these?

[14:44] Why moms are more at risk of adrenal fatigue?

[18:52] Small but impactful changes for better adrenal health

[24:50] Why all moms need to eat more calories and carbs!

[30:33] Is meditation necessary (and realistic) for moms?

[35:20] Smart supplementation (including tips for pregnant and nursing mamas)

[42:05] Laura's adrenal fatigue program (My Paleo Rehab Program)

[47:02] Outro 

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Shownotes:

    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.  

#031: The first trimester
41:37
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 41:37
#031: The first trimester

We have exciting news for you! Join us to hear the special news and listen to our topic of the week, the first trimester.

In this episode, we share our stories about navigating the emotional and physical challenges associated with the first trimester. You'll hear us discuss the struggles we faced, what we did to overcome the symptoms (morning sickness and fatigue), and additional challenges for moms of multiples.

We also provide a few words of wisdom as well as suggestions on what we would do differently for future babies. If you're a mama-to-be, are currently in your first trimester, or enjoy reminiscing about your pregnancy, you'll enjoy this one!

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:52] Steph's Updates

[5:15] Aglaee's Updates

[8:26] Steph's First Trimester Story (first baby)

[15:15] Steph's First Trimester Story (second baby)

[23:35] Aglaee's First Trimester Story

[37:00] Things we would do differently in the first trimester

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Shownotes:

    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.  

#030: A Natural Approach to Fertility
46:10
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 46:10
#030: A Natural Approach to Fertility

In this episode, Stephanie interviews Bridgit Danner to talk about natural approaches to fertility such as acupuncture, chiropractic work, herbs, nutrition, and more! Bridgit also opens up and shares her struggle with postpartum depression and what helped her get through it. If you're interested in learning about holistic therapies, this is the show for you!

Have you used any of these alternative treatments while trying to conceive or while you were pregnant? Was this episode helpful? Let us know in the comments below or reach us on our Facebook page.

Bridgit Danners’s bio:

Bridgit Danner runs an online women’s health community called Women’s Wellness Collaborative.  Through this community, she interviews experts in women's health through blogs, videos, podcasts and online summits.

Bridgit Danner practiced Chinese Medicine for nearly 12 years and has performed over 12,000 treatments. She is also a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner.  She has worked extensively in the fertility field, and has worked with many professional women in helping them find health within their busy lives.

Bridgit became passionate about women’s health after her own postpartum health crisis.  With the help of life coaching, holistic nutrition, functional medicine and whole food cooking, she was able to recover from postpartum depression, epstein barr virus and adrenal dysregulation.  She loves to share the tools and skills she’s learned, along with the tools of other experts, to help women everywhere find the energy and balance they crave.

Bridgit Danner talks about natural approaches to fertility!

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:07] Bridgit Danner’s bio

[2:08] Steph’s updates

[5:45] Bridgit's story 

[6:52] Bridgit's recovery from postpartum depression

[10:40] Natural approaches that help women improve their chances of conceiving

[14:45] How acupuncture can help moms with fertility and pregnancy

[23:30]How chiropractic work can help moms with fertility and pregnancy

[27:15] Herbs and supplements that may be helpful for fertility and pregnancy

[30:00] Bridgit's top tips for breastfeeding success

[37:15] Bridgit's diet philosophy

[28:30] 5 action steps moms can take to improve their chances of conceiving 

[43:45] Where to find more information about Bridgit and her upcoming hormones summit 

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Shownotes:

www.bridgitdanner.com

Free, online Women's Wellness Summit: Hormones!

 

#029: Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss
45:59
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 45:59
#029: Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss

In this episode, Stephanie interviews Brittany Randolph to talk about the options women have while going through a pregnancy loss, what bereavement doulas do, what physical, mental, and emotional changes happen when going through a loss, how a woman's partner grieves, helpful and hurtful things to do and say to someone going through a loss, resources for moms going through a loss, and more!

Brittany Randolph’s bio:

Brittany Randolph is trained and certified through Stillbirthday as a birth and bereavement doula. She is also trained and certified through DONA  as a birth doula and is a Lamaze trained Childbirth Educator. Brittany is also certified with AFPA as a prenatal and postnatal personal trainer.

She has a passion for helping women, especially in the areas of pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care. She is married to her best friend and husband since 2010, and has 2 daughters who are the lights of their lives.

Brittany has given birth 3 times, and has suffered 6 losses. Her birth experiences include natural birth, epidural,induction and Pitocin augmentation, so she can empathize with women in various labor situations.

As a doula she runs her business by the philosophy of “A doula for every woman who wants one.” This means she is available for all types of birth scenarios, including natural, intervention-free births,water births, VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) births, epidural births, home births and c-section births and every birth in between.

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:15] Steph’s updates

[3:08] Brittany Randolph’s bio

[5:45] What got Brittany interested in doula work

[9:30] What is a bereavement doula?

[12:25] How bereavement doulas work with moms

[14:45] The different types of pregnancy loss

[16:37] The postpartum period after pregnancy loss

[19:22] Brittany's philosophy on why pregnancy loss happens

[22:05] What moms experience when going through a loss and how partners grieve

[25:45] The different types of grief

[28:30] How to help moms heal

[31:05] What to say and not to say to moms going through loss

[34:45] Ways to help support moms dealing with loss

[40:15] Where to find more about Brittany and how to work with a bereavement doula

Shownotes:

http://www.beyondthebump.biz/

www.stillbirthday.com

Book: Unspeakable Losses

Book: A Gift of Time

Book: Empty Arms

 

 

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.

#028: Fearless Fermentation for the Whole Family
37:22
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 37:22
#028: Fearless Fermentation for the Whole Family

Join us as we discuss how to improve your health with fermented foods, which include sauerkraut, kombucha, kefir, kimchi and yogurt.

In this episode, Aglaée interviews Sarah Ramsden and talk about what fermented foods are, how they can benefit your whole family and how to overcome your fear of making your own fermented foods. We also cover the safety of fermented foods for pregnant women, little ones and the whole family.

Which fermented foods have you tasted? And have you ever tried fermenting foods at home? Let us know in the comments below or reach us on our facebook page.

 

Sarah Ramsden's bio:

Sarah Ramsden is a Personal Coach and Nutritionist who believes that taking control of your health, is like a gateway drug for taking control of the rest of your life.

She is obsessed with fermented foods, and is the creator of “Fearless Fermentation”, where she provides online fermentation classes for beginners that dispel myths, and break through the worry of things going moldy. Her goal is to get fermented foods back on the dinner table as an everyday condiment.

In her work as a personal coach, she works with women who’ve won the battle with major health issues, but are left feeling like an imposter in their own life: out of place, everywhere they used to feel at home. Coached by a brain tumour survivor who’s been EXACTLY where they are, Sarah helps her clients stop wondering if they’re making the most of their second chance, and turn it into the most exciting and meaningful time of their life.

Sarah Ramsden talks about Fearless Fermentation!

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:30] Aglaée's updates

[3:28] Sarah Ramsden's bio

[4:55] What got Sarah interested in fermented foods

[8:02] Fermentation vs rotting vs probiotics: what is the difference?

[13:44] List of foods that we can ferment at home

[15:15] The easiest ferment you should try first

[17:40] Differences between homemade vs store-bought sauerkraut

[19:55] Safety of fermented foods for pregnant women, babies and kids

[25:00] Benefits of fermented foods

[26:20] How to add fermented foods on your plate (and how much)

[27:27] Who should NOT have fermented foods

[29:30] Top 3 most important steps to improve your digestive health

[31:02] Most common mistake when trying to improve gut health

[32:56] Health hero of the year and post-recovery coaching

[34:57] Where to find more about Sarah

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Shownotes:

    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.

#027: Q&A episode
45:52
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 45:52
#027: Q&A episode

Join us as we answer your questions! Aglaée and Stephanie reunite for this special Q&A episode. We may surprise you with some of our answers!

We discuss whether or not sushi is safe to eat while pregnant, things you can do to prepare (both mentally and physically) for a VBAC, and what babies supplies you actually need versus what society tells you that you need.

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:12] Steph's Updates

[6:12] Aglaée's Updates

[14:20] Question #1: Is sushi okay to eat while you're pregnant?

[20:40] Question #2: What are the best ways to prepare (mentally and physically) for a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean)?

[29:15] Question #3: What baby supplies do you actually need versus what society tells you that you need?

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Shownotes:

  • https://paleomag.wufoo.com/forms/z1gfa3te0l6q8tl/
  • http://www.mamanatural.com/vbac/
  • http://www.ican-online.org/
  • https://mamas.whole30.com/products-we-love/
  • http://rockyourhormones.com/products/
  • http://realfoodmamaspodcast.com/2016/01/19/026-body-image-for-moms/
  • http://www.Kellymom.com
  • http://www.acog.org/Resources-And-Publications/Practice-Bulletins/Committee-on-Practice-Bulletins-Obstetrics/Vaginal-Birth-After-Previous-Cesarean-Delivery
  • http://www.motherisk.org/prof/updatesDetail.jsp?content_id=925
    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.

#026: Body Image for Moms
55:00
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 55:00
#026: Body Image for Moms

Join us in this episode where we discuss body image for moms with body image coach Summer Innanen.

Find out why moms are under such pressure to look a certain way and how to surround yourself with more positive messaging, how to find internal validation for your worthiness, how to stop comparing yourself, whether you should get rid of your scale and how to make time for self-care in your life for the betterment of yourself and your whole family.

Summer Innanen's bio:

Summer Innanen is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and Body Image Coach, specializing in helping women break free of chronic dieting. She helps women all over the world to ditch their diet demons, amp up their confidence, and break free of deprivation and guilt through her private and group coaching at summerinnanen.com.

She is the best-selling author of Body Image Remix: Embrace your body and unleash the fierce confident woman within and creator of the 21 Step Body Image Remix, a life-changing 21 day program that helps women to build unabashed body confidence.

She is the host of Fearless Rebelle Radio, a podcast dedicated to empowering women to live life on their own terms.

You can get her free 10-day body confidence makeover at summerinnanen.com/freebies.

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[2:11] Aglaee's updates

[5:00] Summer's bio

[7:14] Interview begins!

[7:35] The best weight-loss diet in 2016!

[10:58] How to deal with the contradictory messages around us

[14:50] How to surround yourself with a more positive environment

[17:20] Body image during pregnancy vs the fourth trimester

[19:25] Getting rid of your scale?

[26:00] How to find worthiness from within rather than looking for external validation

[28:48] Self-care for moms for the betterment of everyone in your life!

[35:23] The myth of balance

[38:44] How to be who you are without comparing yourself

[42:10] Stop staying just, sorry, think, try and actually!

[46:33] Summer's 3 top tips to improve your body image today

[50:50] Where to find Summer and her awesome resources

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Shownotes:

Summer in the social medias:

Your homeworks:

  • Make a list of what makes you worthy
  • Make a list of what is more important to you than external validation

Instagram accounts to follow:

Other:

 

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.

#025: Natural Birth in the Hospital: Part 2
31:35
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 31:35
#025: Natural Birth in the Hospital: Part 2

Join us as we talk about how to have a natural birth in the hospital!

In this episode, Stephanie interviews Cori Gentry, a certified childbirth educator, to discuss how to have a more “natural birth” in the hospital.

Women have a wide range of options when it comes to where they want to give birth and who they want on their birth team. Ultimately, the best choice is whatever mom and her family feel comfortable with.

We’ve talked about home births on past episodes, so today we want to open up the conversation and discuss hospital births. If a woman wants to have a natural birth, but feels more comfortable in the hospital, there are a few important things she needs to keep in mind.

This episode will help you feel more educated and empowered in the hospital whether or not a natural birth is your end goal.

 

 

Cori Gentry’s bio:

Cori Gentry is the owner of Birth Chemistry Birth Classes and is a certified Birth Boot Camp natural childbirth educator and an Evidence Based Birth instructor. She offers 10 week natural childbirth classes, 6 week home birth preparation classes, and Evidence Based Birth workshops.

Through the stories of her mother and family members Cori grew up believing that natural birth was normal. After studying Early Childhood Education at California State Monterey Bay, she became a childcare provider in 2005 and was surprised by how common cesareans and epidurals were among her clients. No one seemed to believe natural birth was achievable, and her hopes for a natural birth were often met with “You’ll be begging for drugs!”

Cori married the pop punk rocker of her dreams in 2007, and on Valentine’s Day 2009 Eric and Cori were thrilled to find that we were pregnant. They immediately sought a comprehensive natural childbirth class and when they discovered there were none in the area, she knew she would someday offer one.

Cori and Eric now have four sons, Milo is 6, Ashley is 4, Indiana is 2, and Everett turns one today (Dec 22). Her births have been very different. She has birthed at 38 weeks and after 42 weeks, at three different local hospitals and at home, with doctors and midwives, medicated and natural.

Advocating for options and safety in childbirth is something Cori lives daily. She is the President of the Birth Network of Monterey County, Co-Leader of the International Cesarean Awareness Networks (ICAN) of Monterey County, and on the Board of Directors for Improving Birth. Cori’s website is birthchemistry.com.

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:14] Steph’s Updates

[3:08] Cori Gentry’s biography

[5:12] Why childbirth education is so important and what to look for in a class

[15:00] Important considerations when creating a birth plan

[22:23] Informed consent and women's rights during childbirth

[25:35] Strategies to be more comfortable in the hospital

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

SHOWNOTES:

  1. www.birthchemistry.com
  2. http://www.corigentry.com/birth-classes.html
  3. www.birthnetworkofmonterey.com
  4. www.improvingbirth.org
  5. http://birthmonopoly.com/allowed/

 

 

#024: Natural Birth in the Hospital: Part 1
38:37
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 38:37
#024: Natural Birth in the Hospital: Part 1

In this episode, Stephanie interviews Cori Gentry, a certified childbirth educator, to discuss how to have a more “natural birth” in the hospital.

Women have a wide range of options when it comes to where they want to give birth and who they want on their birth team. Ultimately, the best choice is whatever mom and her family feel comfortable with.

We’ve talked about home births on past episodes, so today we want to open up the conversation and discuss hospital births. If a woman wants to have a natural birth, but feels more comfortable in the hospital, there are a few important things she needs to keep in mind.

This episode will help you feel more educated and empowered in the hospital whether or not a natural birth is your end goal.

 

Cori Gentry's bio:

Cori Gentry is the owner of Birth Chemistry Birth Classes and is a certified Birth Boot Camp natural childbirth educator and an Evidence Based Birth instructor. She offers 10 week natural childbirth classes, 6 week home birth preparation classes, and Evidence Based Birth workshops.Through the stories of her mother and family members Cori grew up believing that natural birth was normal. After studying Early Childhood Education at California State Monterey Bay, she became a childcare provider in 2005 and was surprised by how common cesareans and epidurals were among her clients. No one seemed to believe natural birth was achievable, and her hopes for a natural birth were often met with "You'll be begging for drugs!"Cori married the pop punk rocker of her dreams in 2007, and on Valentine's Day 2009 Eric and Cori were thrilled to find that we were pregnant. They immediately sought a comprehensive natural childbirth class and when they discovered there were none in the area, she knew she would someday offer one.Cori and Eric now have four sons, Milo is 6, Ashley is 4, Indiana is 2, and Everett turns one today (Dec 22). Her births have been very different. She has birthed at 38 weeks and after 42 weeks, at three different local hospitals and at home, with doctors and midwives, medicated and natural. 

Advocating for options and safety in childbirth is something Cori lives daily. She is the President of the Birth Network of Monterey County, Co-Leader of the International Cesarean Awareness Networks (ICAN) of Monterey County, and on the Board of Directors for Improving Birth. Cori’s website is birthchemistry.com.

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[1:25] Steph's Updates

[3:12] Cori Gentry's biography

[5:42] The history of obstetrics and why things are they way they are today

[13:45] Differences between an OB and a midwife (training, philosophy on birth, etc.)

[19:20] Differences between the medical model of care and the midwifery model of care

[24:25] Tips for having a natural hospital birth 

[31:05] What a doula is and why you should consider getting one

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

SHOWNOTES:

  1. https://rebelhealthtribe.com/
  2. www.birthchemistry.com
  3. http://www.corigentry.com/birth-classes.html
  4. www.birthnetworkofmonterey.com
  5. www.improvingbirth.org

#023: Natural Remedies for Kids
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#023: Natural Remedies for Kids

Join us as we talk about natural remedies for kids!

In this episode, Aglaée continue interviewing her birth doula and naturopathic doctor, Dr. Shivaune Wright, to learn more about natural ways to care for your little ones and the whole family.

We discuss natural remedies for:

  • colds & flus,
  • bumps & bruises,
  • cuts & scratches,
  • diaper rash,
  • gut bug, and
  • constipation.

We also have an important discussion about the role of fever that you will not want to miss!

Be prepared to learn a lot and make sure you grab your pen and notebook to take notes on how to build your own natural medicine cabinet.

Dr Shivaune Wright's bio:

Dr Shivaune Wright is a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, and Birth Doula, registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Naturopathy from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, a rigorous 4-year full-time program, as well as an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Dr Wright has a general family practice in Ajax and East Toronto, with an interest in pregnancy & postpartum health, pediatrics, hormonal disturbances, stress management, digestive and immune health, detoxification, weight management, fertility. She is an active member of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors.

When she’s not furthering her knowledge of Naturopathic Medicine through courses and workshops, and working with patients in the clinic, Shivaune can be found raising her two young boys, experimenting in the kitchen, with dirty hands in the garden, traveling, biking, doing yoga and reading. She lives with her partner and their two children in the east end of Toronto.

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] intro

[5:10] start of part 2 of our interview with Dr Shivaune Wright

[5:39] colds & flus

[12:38] the benefits of fever and when to consult your doctor

[21:26] bumps & bruises

[23:25] cuts & scratches

[25:25] diaper rash

[27:20] gut bug

[28:55] constipation

[31:51] where to find Dr. Shivaune Wright

[33:19] outro

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

SHOWNOTES:

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.

#22: Natural ways to boost your family's immunity
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#22: Natural ways to boost your family's immunity

Join us as we talk about natural ways to boost your family's immunity! In this episode, Aglaée interviews her birth doula, Dr. Shivaune Wright, and discuss how the immune system works and what we can do to boost our immunity using foods and other natural strategies to keep the whole family healthy this winter and all year round.

Dr Shivaune Wright's bio:

Dr Shivaune Wright is a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, and Birth Doula, registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Naturopathy from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, a rigorous 4-year full-time program, as well as an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Dr Wright has a general family practice in Ajax and East Toronto, with an interest in pregnancy & postpartum health, pediatrics, hormonal disturbances, stress management, digestive and immune health, detoxification, weight management, fertility. She is an active member of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors.

When she’s not furthering her knowledge of Naturopathic Medicine through courses and workshops, and working with patients in the clinic, Shivaune can be found raising her two young boys, experimenting in the kitchen, with dirty hands in the garden, traveling, biking, doing yoga and reading. She lives with her partner and their two children in the east end of Toronto.

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] intro

[3:23] Dr. Shivaune Wright's ]bio

[5:11] apologies for the sound quality!

[5:47] start of the interview

[6:44] how the immune system works

[10:00] nutrition tips to boost immunity

[15:11] the link between the gut and immunity  

[19:46] the role of food sensitivities

[20:50] probiotics and fermented foods!

[23:14] breastfeeding

[24:00] stress and your immune system

[27:05] castor oil tummy rubs

[29:50] vitamin D and omega-3 fats

[31:54] outro

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

SHOWNOTES:

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.

#021: Postpartum Weight Loss
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#021: Postpartum Weight Loss

Join us as we talk about postpartum weight loss! Stephanie and Aglaée understand the physical, mental, and emotional struggles surrounding postpartum body image and weight. Every mom is different and will experience this transition in their own unique way. 

On this episode, we break down myths about breastfeeding and weight loss, discuss hormonal implications for weight loss, share our personal stories, and provide strategies for healthy postpartum weight loss.

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Intro

[3:00] Stephanie's updates

[7:40] Aglaée's updates

[11:05] Intro to postpartum hormones

[17:30] Stephanie's story on postpartum weight loss

[25:05] Aglaée's story on postpartum weight loss

[33:20] 5 strategies for healthy postpartum weight loss

 

SHOWNOTES:

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.

#020 - Co-sleeping
45:03
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#020 - Co-sleeping

Join Stephanie Greunke, MS, RD and Aglaée Jacob, MS, RD as they share their latest updates and adventures with co-sleeping. 

If you're feeling alone in your struggle to get sleep as a new mom or are second-guessing your choice to co-sleep, you won't want to miss this episode. Stephanie and Aglaée discuss their personal struggles and experimentation with various infant sleep methods. You'll learn sleep strategies that work the best for them, which result in less tears and more sleep for the entire family. 

TIMESTAMPS

[0:00] Intro

[2:23] Steph's Updates

[10:30] Aglaée's Updates

[21:00] Steph's baby sleep story

[33:30] Aglaée's baby sleep story

#019- Elimination Communication (EC or Infant Potty Training) with Andrea Olson
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2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 54:09
#019- Elimination Communication (EC or Infant Potty Training) with Andrea Olson

Join us in this episode as we learn more about EC (Elimination Communication) or infant potty training. Did you know that children are now in diapers until the age of 36-38 months today while they used to be potty trained before the age of 18 months back in 1957? Elimination communication is a gentle way to help your baby and toddler not only learn about how to get rid of diapers more quickly but most importantly to empower him or her to better communicate about the basic need to eliminate. Listen to our interview with Andrea Olson, a mom of 3 and an expert on the topic, to see how you can incorporate EC in your life.

Andrea Olson's bio: Andrea Olson, M.A., is a pioneer in helping parents reduce diaper dependence with any age child or baby, from birth through toddlerhood. She has her Master’s Degree in Psychology and presently lives in Asheville, NC, with her husband and children. She is author of three books: Go Diaper Free, a simple handbook for elimination communication for 0-18 month babies, The Tiny Potty Training Book, a simple guide to non-coercive potty training for toddlers 18 months and up, and the new Tiny Potty board book for children 6 months and up. She also created and sells a line of small children's underwear to support EC and early toilet training, called Tiny Undies.

Learn about EC with Andrea Olson

TIMESTAMPS

[2:09] Aglaée's updates

[7:57] Andrea Olson's bio

[8:58] Introduction to EC (Elimination Communication)

[11:40] Andrea's EC experiences with her 3 babies

[18:04] Pottying in the past and other cultures

[20:54] What does it mean to be potty independent and potty trained?

[22:25] Average age for children to be potty trained nowadays

[23:32] Best age to start potty training

[24:38] Average potty trained age in 1957 before commercial diapers

[25:35] How EC and potty training differ with age(0-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months vs 18+ months)

[28:45] How to fit EC in your busy schedule and doing EC part-time

[29:49] How EC is an integral part of parenting and life for Andrea

[33:30] Aglaée's difficulties with EC following a move and baby getting mobile (potty pauses, how to get back into a routine with EC and how to avoid teaching toddlers to pee on the floor)

[40:35] Recent rant from Andrea about how diapers shouldn't be used as a wearable toilet

[47:10] Cloth vs disposable diapers as back-up for EC families

[49:45] Andrea's website, books and podcast about going diaper free

[53:15] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

SHOWNOTES

#018: Diastasis Recti, Core, and Pelvic Floor with Wendy Powell from the MuTu System
41:27
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#018: Diastasis Recti, Core, and Pelvic Floor with Wendy Powell from the MuTu System

Core and pelvic floor health is something that is often not considered during their pregnancy; however, during the postpartum period mom’s may notice that they still look pregnant, experience a little leaking when laughing or working out, or have pain in their back or lower body. It’s really important to address these issues to feel your very best! Wendy breaks down this complex topic and provides practical tips and inspiration. This is a must listen for pregnant women and women in the postpartum. Even if you don’t think you’re dealing with core or pelvic floor issues, you’ll want to tune into to understand how you can reduce or prevent problems in the future. We know you’ll love Wendy’s positive and empowering message!

 

Wendy’s Bio: 

Wendy is an expert in postpartum and postpregnancy exercise, and after working with thousands of women who suffer from Mummy Tummy (aka pregnancy belly and weak pelvic floor), she realized how misinformed most of them were, specifically when it came to exactly how their abdominal muscles change as a result of pregnancy. Which is why helping women to not only look and feel fabulous, but also to be strong, pain-free, supple and fully functional, continues to be her inspiration and motivation. Medically endorsed MuTu System is a 12-week program with a whole-body approach to alignment that can help help all moms, new and old, rebuild a foundation for a strong core with natural activation, a healthy pelvic floor, and will get them on the road to achieving their pre-baby body.

Wendy Powell talks about diastasis recti, core, and pelvic floor health.

TIMESTAMPS:

[1:09] Stephanie’s Updates

[2:45] Wendy’s Introduction

[4:10] Wendy’s Story + Why she created the MuTu System

[7:30] Why core and pelvic floor problems are so prevalent

[8:55] Why you need to approach healing through a whole body approach vs. focusing on a few core exercises

[9:55] What diastasis recti is

[14:19] Why hernia surgeries may not work

[14:40] What exercises are safe and which are best to avoid

[18:30] How soon after birth can moms safely begin working on their core 

[20:05] The differences between what is common and what is normal. The deal with urinary incontinence postpartum.

[22:40] Diastasis recti and future pregnancies

[24:40] What tailbone pressure and pain could be a sign of and a simple step to help it

[29:08 ] Wendy’s top tips for healing the core and pelvic floor

[37:08] Info about the MuTu System

SHOWNOTES:

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

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.

#017: PCOS with Stefani Ruper
52:25
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 52:25
#017: PCOS with Stefani Ruper

Join us in this episode as we learn more about PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), one of the most prevalent hormonal imbalances and top cause of infertility and subfertility in women. This interview with Stefani Ruper from Paleo for Women will help you better understand what PCOS is, how to determine your personal PCOS type, the optimal way to eat with PCOS, how to balance your hormones naturally, if PCOS is reversible and the 3 top strategies to manage your PCOS symptoms and boost your fertility.

Stefani Ruper's bio: Stefani Ruper is the author of the best-selling paleo women’s health manifesto Sexy by Nature: The Whole Foods Solution to Radiant Health, Lifelong Sex Appeal and Soaring Confidence. She is the voice behind the Paleo for Women blog and The Paleo Women Podcast. Stefani holds degrees from Dartmouth College and Boston University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in philosophy at Oxford University in Oxford, England.

Stefani Ruper talks about PCOS

TIMESTAMPS

[1:28] Stephanie's update

[6:10] Aglaée's update

[9:05] What is PCOS? - Signs, symptoms and diagnosis

[12:53] Risks of PCOS (in both overweight and normal-weight women!)

[16:16] The 4 main types of PCOS

[22:22] Natural ways to balance estrogen levels (high and low)

[26:22] Optimal way to eat with PCOS

[29:16] Menu example for PCOS

[32:00] Tracking calories and macronutrients

[35:41] Pregnancy and PCOS

[38:35] Is PCOS curable or reversible?

[41:22] Stefani's top 3 strategies for women with PCOS

[44:44] The connection between digestive health and PCOS

[46:09] Details about Stefani's website, books and programs

[51:30] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

SHOWNOTES

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.

 

#016: Making Baby/Toddler Food Fun and Easy with Rochelle Serna
53:18
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 53:18
#016: Making Baby/Toddler Food Fun and Easy with Rochelle Serna

Join us as we talk about fun, simple and creative way to nourish you baby and toddler. In this episode, we discuss food introduction, the differences between feeding an infant and a toddler, fun feeding products, tips and tricks for dining out, preventing fussy eaters and Rochelle's 3 top tips for successful infant & toddler feeding. For more about Baby-Led Weaning, we also suggest you have a listen to episode 014.

Rochelle's bio: Rochelle Serna is a nutritional therapist with a background in child & family development. She combines ancestral nutrition, the newest science, & a holistic approach to provide nourishing tools for natural fertility, pregnancy, & healthy babies.

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

Shownotes

Rochelle's mama manifesto:

I'm not sure why people insist on telling me that I'm denying my son experiences, or that he'll sneak candy & junk food behind my back as soon as he's old enough to do so (saying it in a tone to hurt me?). By educating & implementing healthy eating practices with my son I am not depriving him. In fact, I'm giving him a gift. Not only will he be set up with the building blocks for a lifetime of health, but he will be able to make informed & educated choices about the food he eats & the way that he cares for his body for the rest of his life. He will have many, many wonderful experiences. He will taste many incredible foods. He will be given autonomy to choose what he wants to eat & do, & I will have the knowledge that he is not doing so blindly.

 

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.

 

#015: Gestational Diabetes with Lily Nichols
01:06:24
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#015: Gestational Diabetes with Lily Nichols

Join us as we discuss everything about gestational diabetes with Lily Nichols. In this episode, you'll learn about what it is, if you're at risk, the screening options, nutritional ketosis, why the conventional nutritional guidelines for gestational diabetes fail and how to eat to prevent and better control gestational diabetes. Don't miss out on this very important information because your blood sugar levels have a tremendous impact over your health and that of your baby. Be sure to share this podcast episode with any of your pregnant friends to raise awareness about the most effective and natural method to manage gestational diabetes.

Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist and Certified Pilates Instructor whose approach to nutrition embraces real food, integrative medicine, and mindfulness. Her popular blog, www.PilatesNutritionist.com, explores a variety of topics related to real food nutrition, digestive health, and pregnancy. Lily's book (and online program of the same name), Real Food for Gestational Diabetes, is the first to advocate for a nutrient-dense, lower carb diet for managing gestational diabetes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIMESTAMPS:

[0:00] Welcome & Updates

[8:06] What is Gestational Diabetes

[9:05] Carbohydrate Intolerance and Insulin Resistance

[9:52] Who's at risk?

[15:24] Why the conventional nutrition approach for gestational diabetes doesn't work?

[21:31] Where does the mysterious 175 g of carbohydrates come from?

[26:12] Fear of fat in the medical community

[29:55] Screening Options for Gestational Diabetes

[35:41] Declining the test and possible consequences

[39:45] Is drinking the orange sugary drink dangerous during pregnancy?

[45:10] Nutritional Ketosis in Pregnancy

[52:47] Healthy Real Food Diet for Gestational Diabetes

[55:09] Sample Meal Plans for Gestational Diabetes

[57:50] 3 Top Strategies for Women with Gestational Diabetes (and women wanting to prevent it!)

[1:01:01] Online Gestational Diabetes Course with Lily

[1:05:30] Outro

Shownotes:

 

#014: Baby-Led Weaning with Dr. Salib-Huber
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#014: Baby-Led Weaning with Dr. Salib-Huber

Join us as we discuss baby-led weaning and answer your questions about infant feeding! You'll find out when the best time is to introduce food, the benefits of baby-led weaning over traditional pureed food, the best first foods and foods to avoid, the science of and how to deal with choking and gagging, introducing allergens, how much to feed, how to manage solid intake with breastfeeding and formula, and more! Whether you are still waiting on introducing solid food or are currently introducing solids to your baby, you won't want to miss this informative and entertaining discussion!

TIMESTAMP:

Steph’s Updates [1:02]

Aglaée’s Updates [7:28]

Dr. Salib-Huber’s Bio [8:50]

What is baby-led weaning [10:30]

When is a baby ready for solid food? [11:45]

Gut maturity in babies [19:40]

Benefits of baby-led weaning [22:14]

Choking and gagging [28:22]

Best first foods [34:48]

Foods to avoid/allergens [43:01] 

Overfeeding/Underfeeding [49:00]

Baby-led weaning and nursing [51:25]

 BIO: Dr. Jennifer Salib-Huber's 

Dr. Jennifer Salib-Huber is a naturopathic doctor and registered dietitian who has been in practice since 2004.  She works with patients of all ages, and especially loves working with women and children. While getting ready to introduce solids to her eldest daughter in 2008, she stumbled on Baby Led Weaning and successfully used the method to introduce all three of her children to food. She has facilitated workshops in Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, since 2010 and loves introducing parents to this “real food” method of food introduction.

SHOWNOTES:

 

#013: Fertility with Dr. Cabeca
54:22
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 54:22
#013: Fertility with Dr. Cabeca

Join us as we talk to Dr. Anna Cabeca, an expert in women’s health and functional medicine, about fertility! We discuss what fertility/infertility means and signs to look out for, why we are seeing so much infertility, things the partner can do to increase his fertility, aging and fertility, stress and infertility, how to talk to someone struggling with infertility, and a whole lot more! You’ll learn valuable tips, supplements ideas, and changes you can make to your lifestyle TODAY to have a healthy baby.

Dr. Cabeca's bio:

Dr. Anna Cabeca is an expert in Women’s health and Functional Medicine. She is an Emory University trained, board certified Gynecologist and Obstetrician, and board certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. She specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and natural alternatives for optimal aging and high performance.

Dr. Cabeca’s years of experience in her private practice along with her own journey of transformation has placed her as one of the most in-demand speakers regarding restorative health, sexual health and anti-aging. She is a consultant and trainer for other physicians in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Functional Medicine Principles and creator of programs called  WomensRestorativeHealth.com, SexualCPR.com and SexyYoungerYou.com. Dr. Anna is also the creator of the highly physician recommended health drink MightyMaca.com

She has literally traveled around the world to find the best natural solutions in health.  Her belief is that the advantages of creating health and hormone balance not only improves our own health, but also improve the health of generations to follow.

Timestamps:

[0:27] Steph’s Updates

[3:58] Aglaée’s Updates

[5:35] Dr. Cabeca’s Biography

[7:27] What makes a woman fertile? What are signs that a woman is fertile or could possibly be subfertile?

[15:20]  Why are we seeing so much infertility/subfertility these days?

[16:50] How often is infertility an issue with the male partner? What are some things that could cause male infertility?

[20:51] How much truth is there to the saying that it's harder to get pregnant as you get older? 

[24:14] How much does stress contribute to infertility/subfertility?

[29:00] Top lifestyle, nutrition, and supplement tips for improving fertility 

[38:32] Top tips for improving fertility for the guys

[44:09] Miscarriages in first time moms

[46:08] How do you respectfully talk to someone struggling with fertility?

[50:00] Information about Dr. Cabeca’s programs and products (Mighty Maca, SexualCPR, Feel Fabulous, Oxytocin Quiz) 

Shownotes:

 

#012: Interview with Stacy Toth
39:38
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 39:38
#012: Interview with Stacy Toth

Join us to get many useful tips and wisdom from Stacy Toth, from the Paleo Parents. In this interview, you'll learn concrete ways to help transition your family to a real food based diet, how to eat real food while on the road, how to prioritize self-care even for moms and a few tips for breastfeeding moms. Please share your own tips and comments below, we'd love to hear from you!

[3:48] Transitioning the family to a real food based diet

[24:18] Eating real food on the road

[29:26] The importance of self-care for moms

[33:43] Tips for breastfeeding moms

Stacy’s bio

Husband and wife, Stacy Toth and Matthew McCarry blog together at the popular website, PaleoParents.com. They co-host and produce the top rated syndicated podcast, The Paleo View as well as authored bestselling cookbooks, Eat Like a Dinosaur, a recipe & guidebook for gluten-free kids, Beyond Bacon, Paleo Recipes that Respect the Whole Hog, and Real Life Paleo,Recipes, Meals, and Practical Tips That Follow an Easy Three-Phased Approach to Health as well as two eBooks: 3 Phase Paleo: Transition Your Family in Three Easy Steps and Paleo to Go: Meals & Snacks for Work, School and Travel! They and their award-winning recipes have been featured in several national publications, television, radio shows, podcasts and many sites online.

In addition to writing on topics related to paleo parenting, Stacy & Matt are well-known for their candor and openness in addressing topics related to having changed their whole family’s health with a paleo lifestyle. This includes living without a gallbladderdepressionthe auto-immune protocolstill being the fattest people in paleo after losing 200lbsbecoming a strong athlete after a lifetime of obesity, and everything in between. Stacy is also a competitive Strong Woman.

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

SHOWNOTES:

Books:

eBooks:

Online paleo shop:

disclaimerPlease 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.

 

#011: Interview with Dr. Alessandra Wall - The Thriving Parent
01:05:33
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#011: Interview with Dr. Alessandra Wall - The Thriving Parent

Join us as we talk to Dr. Alessandra Wall, a licensed clinical psychologist, who specializes in helping new parents not only survive, but THRIVE! If you’re feeling overbooked, underwhelmed, and out of focus you’ll enjoy Dr. Wall’s suggestions on how to create a more balanced, fulfilling life for you and your family.

Many people want balance, health and a sense of control over their lives, but aren’t sure where to start or what they should be focusing their efforts and time on. Busy business owners and entrepreneurs who are struggling to juggle personal, familial and professional roles, and parents who are trying to define their needs while taking care of their families will gain a ton of insight and wisdom from this episode!

Alessandra’s Bio:

Alessandra Wall, Ph.D. is the Owner of Life in Focus Coaching. She is a wife, mother, Life coach, psychologist, CrossFit Coach and the Board Chair of Empower Charter School. Dr. Wall believes that life should be about thriving, not just getting by. She practices out of San Diego, Calif., and coaches working professionals and parents to find what is right for them and build the life they want to live. For more, visit http://www.lifeinfocussd.com.

Stephanie’s Updates [1:06]

Aglaée’s Updates [6:05]

Dr. Alessandra’s Biography [7:42] 

What it means to THRIVE as a new parent versus survive. [9:05]

Why is parenting so tricky? [11:54]

Dr. Wall’s thoughts on attachment parenting. [16:26]

Ways to make the transition to parenthood more smooth. [19:19]

Ways to build a community if you don’t have family around. [23:13]

Why have we become so out of touch with our needs. [29:15]

How to figure out what you need. The practice of doing “nothing.” [35:20]

What do you do if you don’t know what your needs are? [39:30]

What can we do to not feel guilty about taking time for ourself. [45:32]

How does Dr. Alessandra Wall create balance in her life. [50:42]

 

Actionable steps moms can take to create balance and live their ideal life. [54:40]

 

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

SHOWNOTES:

#010: Our 7 favorite superfoods for supermoms!
49:06
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#010: Our 7 favorite superfoods for supermoms!

Join us as we discuss our favorite superfoods for all of you supermoms! These foods are nutritional rockstars for nearly everyone, but especially for those wanting to become pregnant, are pregnant, or are nourishing their body with real food to help heal postpartum. We're sure you can probably guess one or two of these superfoods, but we've added some that you will definitely not find in the standard pregnancy nutrition books! Hopefully at least some of these foods will soon become new, delicious additions to your current diet!

Listen in to hear our 7 superfood suggestions, recipe ideas, and ways we personally enjoy them in our diet! Then, let us know how you enjoy them through the comments section on our website!

Find us at RealFoodMamasPodcast.com

SHOWNOTES:

#009: Q&A episode: thyroid health, food sensitivities & snack ideas (grain-free, dairy-free and nut-free)
41:39
2017-12-16 16:49:51 UTC 41:39
#009: Q&A episode: thyroid health, food sensitivities & snack ideas (grain-free, dairy-free and nut-free)

Join the Real Food Mamas on our second Q&A episode where we answer your questions about thyroid health in the postpartum period, food sensitivities in kids, and real food snack ideas.

[0:52] Steph’s Updates

[2:58] Aglaée’s Updates

[5:38] Question #1: Can you discuss hormonal imbalances and Hashimoto’s that manifests postpartum and what to do about it? 

[20:02] Question #2: What do you do when your child becomes allergic to foods she used to enjoy? What can cause extreme highs/lows in my child’s behavior?

 [32:48] Question #3: What are healthy snack ideas that pack a lot of calories for nursing mamas following a real food diet?

SHOWNOTES:

#008: Q&A episode: safe teas, liver, sardines, tips to survive the 1st trimester, macro balance, and GBS testing
41:01
2017-12-16 16:49:52 UTC 41:01
#008: Q&A episode: safe teas, liver, sardines, tips to survive the 1st trimester, macro balance, and GBS testing

Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they answer your questions this week with their first Q&A episode! 

We are happy to answer you questions about:

1. Favorite brands of tea, sardines, and ways to prepare liver

2. Tips for managing processed food cravings and the first trimester and macronutrient ranges in pregnancy

3. Group B-strep and natural prevention strategies

Stay tuned for lots more question/answer sessions in the episodes to come!

 [1:21] Steph’s Updates

[7:44] Aglaée’s Updates

[9:05] First Question: What are some ways to prepare liver? What are good types/brands of tea? What are your favorite brands of sardines?

[19:03] Second Question: How do you avoid processed foods during pregnancy? Any tips for managing the first trimester? How should your balance of carbs, fat, and protein look like during pregnancy especially if you follow the paleo diet?

[28:39] Third Question What are your thoughts/recommendations on Group B Strep? Besides a probiotic, is there anything else we can do diet-wise to treat and/or prevent it? Is there a specific strain of probiotic that might be more effective than others?

 

#007: Interview with Chris Kresser
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2017-12-16 16:49:52 UTC 49:28
#007: Interview with Chris Kresser

Join us on episode 7 where we interview Chris Kresser, a functional medicine practitioner. We discuss a fascinating theory about why preconception/prenatal health is so important, the best superfoods, supplements, and nutrients before and during pregnancy, the benefits of baby-led weaning versus pureed foods, the controversy regarding introducing allergenic foods early to avoid allergies later in life, and why self-care is so important for moms!

[0:00] Introduction of today’s guest, Chris Kresser

[1:00] Steph’s Updates

[3:24] Aglaée’s updates

[7:15] Chris Kresser’s Bio

[9:08] Developmental Origins Theory - Why nutrition is important before and during your pregnancy

[11:37] The most important foods/supplements to eat/take during pregnancy

[19:48] Risks/benefits of fish during pregnancy

[21:33] Starting solids: baby-led weaning vs. purees

[24:50] Chris’ thoughts on introducing allergenic foods to avoid allergies later in life

[26:33] Self-care tips for new moms

[28:10] Recommendations for child spacing 

[30:00] Info on Chris’ Healthy Baby Code program

[33:25] Steph + Aglaée: How to make liver palatable (recipes, tips/tricks)

[38:33] Steph + Aglaée: Our thoughts on child spacing

[41:09] Steph + Aglaée: Our thoughts on supplementation (favorite products)  

SHOWNOTES:

Stephanie's favorite supplements:

Aglaée's favorite supplements:

#006: Postpartum depression, mood, and anxiety disorders: Interview with Gail Root, a Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health Expert
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2017-12-16 16:49:52 UTC 51:28
#006: Postpartum depression, mood, and anxiety disorders: Interview with Gail Root, a Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health Expert

Join us on episode 6 as we talk openly with Gail Root, a pre and perinatal psychology and health expert, about what many moms really experience after childbirth. From the baby blues to postpartum psychosis, Gail helps us all understand what postpartum mood and anxiety disorders are, signs/symptoms to look out for, how friends/families can best help new moms, why these conditions are so under-diagnosed and under-treated, treatment options (including those suitable for breastfeeding women), and a ton of valuable resources!  

Please listen and share this episode with as many people as you can. You can help us increase the awareness of this issue and make sure moms get the support they deserve.

SHOWNOTES:

#005: The Postpartum Period (Part 2: The First Six Months)
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#005: The Postpartum Period (Part 2: The First Six Months)

What are the first few months postpartum REALLY like? Steph and Aglaée get vulnerable and discuss their personal struggles, crazy thoughts, rollercoaster ride of emotions, and strategies for surviving the newborn phase and first few months. If you're a new mom, you'll resonate with the stories on this episode. If you're an expecting mom, you'll get a sense of what to expect. Join us as we share our eye-opening, humbling, real-life experiences.

[0:00] Recap on last episode and need for more information about postpartum depression and anxiety disorders on this podcast.

[1:32] Announce next show's expert, Gail Root, a pre & perinatal psychology and health expert.

[1:58] Fact of the day - Postpartum support in other countries.

[4:03] Aglaée's updates

[7:45] Steph's updates

[11:36] Listener feedback - breastfeeding struggles and support

[14:45] Aglaée's postpartum story

[34:48] Steph's postpartum story

 

SHOWNOTES:

And finally, here's a nice poem for you to enjoy

"The most difficult part of birth is the first year afterwards. It is the year of travail - when the soul of a woman must birth the mother inside her. The emotional labour pains of becoming a mother are far greater than the physical pangs of birth; these are the growing surges of your heart as it pushes out selfishness and fear and makes room for sacrifice and love. It is a private and silent birth of the soul, but it is no less holy than the event of childbirth, perhaps it is even more sacred."- Joy Kusek

#004: The Postpartum Period (Part 1: The First Month)
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#004: The Postpartum Period (Part 1: The First Month)

Postpartum depression is an issue that isn’t often talked about because, let’s face it, it’s not glamorous. There is so much pressure and expectation to look like you have it all together as a new mom, especially with the popularity of social media.

In this episode, Steph and Aglaée tackle the myths and facts about postpartum depression, discuss their own experiences about surviving the first month, give tons of tips for dealing with postpartum depression and the postnatal period, and provide support for new moms who may be dealing with postpartum depression or those having trouble coping with the demands of being a new mom.

[1:00] - A listener’s successful hospital birth story

[8:00] - Postpartum depression facts and myths

[11:00] - Postpartum depression risk factors 

[14:00]  - Updates (6 month breastfeeding celebration, first foods)

[20:00] - Steph’s postpartum and first month story 

[29:00] - Aglaée’s postpartum and first month story

[38:00] - Steph’s tips for the first month

[48:00] - Aglaée’s tips for the first month

#003: Aglaée's Homebirth Story
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2017-12-16 16:49:52 UTC 41:19
#003: Aglaée's Homebirth Story

Have you ever been interested in having a homebirth? Are you curious about how homebirths work?

In this episode, Aglaée opens up and shares her story. You'll learn about her experience with becoming and being pregnant, her decision to have a homebirth, the process she had working with midwives, the importance of social support during pregnancy, delivery, and after birth, her entire birth story, and lots more! You'll hear her talk about just how hard it was and her strategies for dealing with health practitioners who don't share your values.

This epsiode provides listeners with an opportunity to get to know Aglaée as she opens up about her personal experiences and shares natural pregnancy/homebirth inspiration. 

Read more about her homebirth: http://realfoodmamaspodcast.com/2015/02/28/episode-003-aglaees-homebirth-story/

#002: Steph's Home Waterbirth Story
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2017-12-16 16:49:52 UTC 43:35
#002: Steph's Home Waterbirth Story

Have you ever been interested in having a homebirth? Are you curious about how homebirths or waterbirths work?

In this episode, Steph opens up and shares her story. You'll learn about her experience with becoming and being pregnant, her decision to have a homebirth, the process she had working with midwives, the importance of social support during pregnancy, delivery, and after birth, her entire birth story, and lots more! You'll hear her talk about just how hard it was and her strategies for getting through the pain.

This epsiode provides listeners with an opportunity to get to know Steph as she opens up about her personal experiences and shares natural pregnancy/homebirth inspiration. 

 

Read more about her story and see pictures: http://realfoodmamaspodcast.com/2015/02/28/episode-002-stephanies-waterbirth-story/

#001: What is the Real Food Mamas podcast?
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2017-12-16 16:49:52 UTC 22:52
#001: What is the Real Food Mamas podcast?

In this first episode of Real Food Mamas podcast, Stephanie and Aglaée introduce themselves and share their own struggles with fertility. They discuss what the show will and will not be about, how the show will flow, future topics, and experts they will be interviewing. It's a must listen!

More info: http://realfoodmamaspodcast.com/