177 episodes

The Whole Mamas podcast features Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics.

They invite experts on the show, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Past guests have included Dr. Ben Lynch, Dr. Low Dog, Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, Melissa Hartwig, and Chris Kresser, L.Ac. Subscribe and join their community of mamas as they chat about health, nutrition, mindset and more!

Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com

Whole Mamas Podcast: Real Stories, Expert Advice Stephanie Greunke, RD and Dr. Elana Roumell, ND

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The Whole Mamas podcast features Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics.

They invite experts on the show, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Past guests have included Dr. Ben Lynch, Dr. Low Dog, Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, Melissa Hartwig, and Chris Kresser, L.Ac. Subscribe and join their community of mamas as they chat about health, nutrition, mindset and more!

Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com

    #177: Adoption and the Transition to Fatherhood with Dave Hollis

    #177: Adoption and the Transition to Fatherhood with Dave Hollis

    Dave Hollis shares parenting tips from a dad’s perspective, including how he and his wife, Rachel Hollis, navigated the ups and downs of adoption. Dave shares how to get your partner on board with self-development, the many ways fatherhood shifted his identity, tips he has for new dads, lessons he learned along the journey of parenthood and how you can learn from his mistakes. Many of these stories and other tools can be found in his new book, Get Out Of Your Own Way: A Skeptics Guide to Growth and Fulfillment.
    Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.
    Topics Discussed:
    Transitioning to parenthood, from a dad’s perspective Lessons he’s learned as a dad and tips for new parents His journey with foster parenting and adoption Advice for families looking to foster/adopt The importance of vulnerability as a man How being a working parent is inspiring, not shameful Show Notes:
    Order Dave’s new book: Get Out Of Your Own Way Dave’s Book Tour Find Dave Hollis on Instagram Take the free mini course at Dr. Elana’s Med School for Moms Learn more about Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Subscribe to Whole Mamas Weekly Pregnancy Email Series Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Dave Hollis is the CEO of the Hollis Company, a company that exists to help people build better lives. He is husband to Rachel and father to Jackson, Sawyer, Ford, and Noah. Together with his wife, Dave hosts the podcast Rise Together, the #1 health podcast on iTunes. Dave was previously president of distribution for the Walt Disney Studios until he left to apply his experiences to the expansion of the Hollis Company. Dave is a member of the Motion Picture Academy and has been an advisor or board member of technology incubator Fandango Labs, philanthropy start-up Givsum, film charity Will Rogers Pioneers Foundation, Pepperdine's Institute for Entertainment, Media, and Culture, and foster care champion National Angels. Dave and his family live in Austin, Texas, where he drives a 1969 Ford Bronco named Incredible Hulk and has a mini schnauzer named Jeffrey.
    Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a healthcare provider. Consult with your healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding your treatment plan.

    • 57 min
    #176: How To Reduce Your Environmental Impact with Alexx Stuart

    #176: How To Reduce Your Environmental Impact with Alexx Stuart

    Dr. Elana interviews Alexx Stuart, founder and creator of Low Tox Life. The Low Tox Life provides resources to support people looking to reduce their environmental impact and exposure to toxins. She started with a few recipes and articles and now has created 6 e-Courses, a podcast, a thriving online community and a new book! Today Dr. Elana and Alexx discuss steps to take for mamas who wish to live a Low Tox life as it relates to body, home, food, mind and planet. 
    Today’s podcast is sponsored by ButcherBox. Right now ButcherBox is offering our favorite promo: Ground Beef for Life. If you sign up as a new member, you’ll get 2 lbs of grassfed, grass-finished ground beef in every box for the lifetime of your subscription. Click to sign up today!
    Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.
    Topics Discussed:
    Ways moms can reduce toxic waste in their everyday life Convenient ways we can decrease our footprint How to trust the safety of products we use for our kids 3 top ways we can limit toxic exposure for kids skin care products 3 top things we can do to limit toxins in our homes How stress can be one of the biggest hidden toxins and what to do about it Show Notes:
    Use code lowtoxclub20 for a 20% discount off all e-courses (excluding Low Tox Coaching Method program) Connect with the Low Tox Life community on Facebook Connect with the Low Tox Life community on IG Order Low Tox Life: A handbook for a healthy you and a happy planet on Amazon Search the EWG Skin Deep database for information on the toxins in your skincare products Learn more about Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Get Our Weekly Pregnancy Emails Dr. Elana’s Med School For Moms Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Alexx Stuart is the author of “Low Tox Life” and the founder of the thriving online education hub by the same name, made up of several e-courses, a podcast (one of the highest ranked in the health category in Australia), recipes, articles, and community action resources for an ever growing community of people wanting to be healthier and make our planet happier. She’s an educator, change agent, author, columnist, speaker and consultant at the forefront of a movement that’s non-judgmental and tough on the system that got us here.
    Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

    • 58 min
    #175: Coronavirus–Fighting Fear with Facts with Dr. Elisa Song, MD

    #175: Coronavirus–Fighting Fear with Facts with Dr. Elisa Song, MD

    Today Dr. Elana interviews holistic pediatrician Dr. Elisa Song, MD on the urgent topic of the Coronavirus. This interview dives into the current outbreak of Coronavirus, sharing current statistics and basic practices you can add into your daily routine to help strengthen your family’s immune system and lessen your chances of developing Coronavirus. Dr. Song lends her knowledge to empower us. By being well informed, we can transform our fear and lessen our anxiety during the Coronavirus outbreak, for common concerns like the flu, and for future outbreaks. She provides tangible tips and solutions we can implement right away to feel proactive and better understand what this virus is and how we can protect our families. Note: This episode was recorded on March 1st, 2020. Dr. Song will be updating her blog post (linked in the show notes) as she learns more information.
    Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.
    Topics Discussed:
    What Coronavirus is How and why it spreads so quickly What symptoms to look for When to go to the doctor to get tested Simple precautions you can take today to protect your family Traveling tips Show Notes:
    Dr. Song's Article: Coronavirus (COVID-19): What a Pediatrician Wants You to Know  Dr Song’s website: Healthy Kids, Happy Kids  Learn more about Dr. Song's Everyday Holistic Pediatrics online course Take the free mini course at Dr. Elana’s Med School for Moms Learn more about Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Subscribe to Whole Mamas Weekly Pregnancy Email Series Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Holistic mama doc, Dr. Elisa Song, MD is a holistic pediatrician, pediatric functional medicine expert, and mama to 2 crazy fun kids. In her integrative pediatric practice, Whole Family Wellness, she’s helped thousands of kids get to the root causes of their health concerns. She’s helped their parents understand how to help their children thrive–body, mind, and spirit–by integrating conventional pediatrics with functional medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and essential oils. These health concerns have ranged from frequent colds, ear infections, asthma, and eczema; to autism, ADHD, PANS/PANDAS, anxiety, depression, and autoimmune illnesses.
    Dr. Song created Healthy Kids, Happy Kids to share her advice and adventures as a holistic pediatrician and mama. Now everyone can have their very own virtual holistic pediatrician! You can connect with her on her website, Healthy Kids Happy Kids, on Facebook and Instagram.
    Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a healthcare provider. Consult with your healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding your treatment plan.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #174: Podcast Recap–Movement for Mom's Mental Health

    #174: Podcast Recap–Movement for Mom's Mental Health

    Today Steph and Dr. Elana recap the interview with Kelly McGonigal exploring how movement can improve mom’s mental health and resilience. They share their personal experiences finding joy in movement and share ideas for how to love movement whether you are pregnant, recently postpartum or a mama of multiples.
    Today’s podcast is sponsored by ButcherBox. Right now ButcherBox is offering our favorite promo: Ground Beef for Life. If you sign up as a new member, you’ll get 2 lbs of grassfed, grass-finished ground beef in every box for the lifetime of your subscription. Click to sign up today!
    Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.
    Topics Discussed:
    How to find forms of movement that are realistic for your season of motherhood   How to find pleasure in even hard workouts  Ways to pair enjoyable activities with exercising  How to incorporate family time with movement  How music benefits any form of exercise   How to inspire others to move more Show Notes:
    Episode #173: Movement for Mom's Mental Health with Kelly McGonigal Learn more about our Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Subscribe to Our Weekly Pregnancy Emails Take the free mini-course at Dr. Elana’s Med School For Moms Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive The Whole Mamas podcast is led by Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at www.wholemamasclub.com.
    Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

    • 44 min
    #173: Movement for Mom's Mental Health with Kelly McGonigal

    #173: Movement for Mom's Mental Health with Kelly McGonigal

    Stephanie chats with best-selling author Kelly McGonigal, PhD, about her latest book, The Joy of Movement. Her book explores why movement is a powerful antidote to the modern epidemics of depression, anxiety, and loneliness. Their conversation focuses on the importance of movement for moms, offering practical tips to remove barriers to exercise and sharing how movement helps moms become more resilient to stress, feel more connected to those around them, reduce postpartum anxiety and depression, and so much more.
    Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.
    Topics Discussed:
    How exercise changes your brain and physiology as well as helps you connect and bond with others for better relationships Why choosing the type of exercise (and music!) helps you to feel the emotional state you’ve craving How long it takes to receive benefits from exercising How to get excited about working out and reduce the need for willpower Why exercising early in the day is so good for parents’ mental health How to model a joyful relationship with exercise for your family Science-based reasons for why exercise is not only self-care, but also a gift to everyone else in your life Show Notes:
    Purchase the book, The Joy of Movement Connect with Kelly on Instagram Kelly McGonigal’s website Learn more about Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Subscribe to Our Weekly Pregnancy Emails Check out our free resources and download the one for your unique season Take the free mini course at Dr. Elana’s Med School For Moms Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist who specializes in understanding the mind-body connection. She is the best-selling author of The Willpower Instinct and The Upside of Stress. Her latest book, The Joy of Movement,  explores why physical exercise is a powerful antidote to the modern epidemics of depression, anxiety, and loneliness.
    Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

    • 51 min
    #172 - Podcast Recap–Rebalancing the workload at home

    #172 - Podcast Recap–Rebalancing the workload at home

    Steph and Dr. Elana recap the interview with Eve Rodsky, author of the popular book Fair Play,  a game-changing solution for when you have too much to do (and more life to live). Fair Play helps couples be more efficient with dividing and accomplishing household tasks. Steph and Dr. Elana share their main takeaways, highlight important points, and give you a sneak peek into what happens in their own homes when it comes to splitting household tasks. If you want to see a significant difference in how your family operates, listen to this week’s recap and get help taking action in your own home.
    Today’s podcast is sponsored by ButcherBox. Get two 6-oz grass-fed, grass-finished filet mignons PLUS two pounds of wild-caught salmon in your first box for FREE. Click to sign up today!
    Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.
    Topics Discussed:
    How to see breakdowns in communication as a positive to help you troubleshoot your partnership What to do if your partner isn’t on board with dividing tasks How Steph and Dr. Elana split tasks with their partners Why multitasking isn’t a superpower How to effortlessly avoid having to nag Reclaiming your “unicorn time” Show Notes:
    Read more about Fair Play on their website Order Fair Play on Amazon Learn more about Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Get Our Weekly Pregnancy Emails Dr. Elana’s Med School For Moms Schedule an appointment with Dr. Elana Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

ashkaher ,

Wonderful podcast

Just wanted to take a moment to express gratitude for Stephanie and Dr. Elana for all the work they put into this podcast. It is so informative, interesting, non-judgemental, and the variety of topics covered keeps me coming back week after week. It has helped through pregnancy and now postpartum and continues to be interesting and relevant. Thank you, thank you for all the tools, resources, and information you share with your listeners!

dparke89 ,

Educational!!

I love this podcast. I have learned so much and has been such an encouragement to me during this motherhood season. Highly recommend!!

Big Fan of AY ,

I love this Podcast!

I have personally learned so much from this podcast. I just listened to episode #76 with Gabrielle traub and it was so encouraging and empowering hearing about child birth and post partum using homeopathy. I had a difficult labor and difficult post partum with mastitis 4x, severe post partum depression and postpartum anxiety. This is so exciting to have some more tools for when the second time around comes. I’m learning now so I can be empowered later. Thank you thank you!

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