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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

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

    #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
    #171: Rebalancing the Workload at Home with Eve Rodsky

    #171: Rebalancing the Workload at Home with Eve Rodsky

    Dr. Elana interviews Eve Rodsky, author of the popular book Fair Play: A game changing solution for when you have too much to do (and more life to live).  Eve teaches us about the game she created to help couples be more efficient with getting the long list of to-dos done. This system ultimately prioritizes collaboration among parents by clarifying roles, responsibilities and expectations. It leads to increased efficiency and harmony in the home. Who doesn’t want that? If you are interested in rebalancing the domestic workload, listen to this episode and find out why you should pick up a copy of Fair Play!
    Today's podcast is sponsored by ButcherBox. Get two 6-oz grass-fed, grass-finished filet mignons PLUS two pounds of wild-caught salmon in your first box for FREE. Click to sign up today!
    Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.
    Topics Discussed:
    The “she-fault” phenomenon  Identifying all the “invisible” to-dos that a woman takes on and the impact to our health Ways to systemize household tasks to optimize efficiency and “fair play” between partners  How to communicate with your partner to dial down the crazy and create more balance  Shifts to start valuing both partners’ time as equal How a card game can change the way you run your household and create more time for what you love Show Notes:
    Read more about Fair Play on their website Order Fair Play on Amazon Learn more about Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Subscribe to our Weekly Pregnancy Emails Take the free mini course at Dr. Elana’s Med School For Moms Schedule an appointment with Dr. Elana Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive 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
    #170: Adaptogenic Coffee Alternatives with Lopa van der Mersch of Rasa

    #170: Adaptogenic Coffee Alternatives with Lopa van der Mersch of Rasa

    On today’s episode Dr. Elana interviews Lopa van der Mersch, owner and founder of Rasa. A mama herself, Lopa created a line of adaptogenic coffee alternatives that give you regenerative energy that won’t cause you to crash and burn. This episode discusses the pitfalls of relying on caffeine for energy and how to feel energized without resorting to caffeine and instead using adaptogenic herbs.  All moms and moms-to-be can benefit from listening to this episode! 
    This episode is sponsored by RASA. Try RASA using discount code WHOLEMAMAS for 20% off (new customers only)
    Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.
    Topics Discussed:
    Why Lopa created Rasa and how it has been supporting mamas Details about the herbs chosen for each blend What adaptogens are and why they benefit moms  Pitfalls of relying on caffeine for energy  How to feel energized without resorting to caffeine  Show Notes:
    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 Lopa is the founder and CEO of Rasa, a brand making adaptogens accessible through holistically-balanced tonic adaptogenic coffee alternatives…while bringing some much-needed humor and realness to wellness. Growing a start-up from launch to breakeven in 8 months, while attachment-parenting two tiny humans (3 & 1), is no easy feat, and Lopa credits a steady diet of adaptogens, integrity, and playfulness as being key to Rasa’s success (and her not going completely insane in the process).
    Lopa’s past is a wild ride that includes: dropping out of college to caretake a wildlife refuge, a short stint as a British dancing lady, cremating dead bodies, being the Biochar Queen who worked with Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room and spoke at TEDx, joining two cults (which offered both real spiritual value and real trauma), traveling the world, and finally, starting Rasa. Her love of business and adaptogens is only matched by her passion for tea ceremony and her knack for often-inappropriate humor, thanks to the sarcastic 12-year-old that lives inside her.
    Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information, content, and material presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Consult with your qualified physician or healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding pregnancy or your prenatal treatment plan.

    • 34 min
    #169: Podcast Recap–Adventurous Eating and Family Dinner

    #169: Podcast Recap–Adventurous Eating and Family Dinner

    On today’s episode Steph and Dr. Elana share key takeaways from interviewing the experts from Adventurous Eating and on the Family Dinner Project. They share how they personally navigate family dinners and how they aren’t always pretty or perfect. They highlight strategies and advice from these experts to make meals more fun, have families feel more connected and help kids that are picky! 
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    Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.
    Topics Discussed:
    Steph and Dr. Elana share what family meals look like in their homes  How to get kids more involved in meal planning and food prep How to support picky eaters at mealtime How community can transform what a family meal looks like  How to approach screentime at meals from a place of compassion, not shame Show Notes:
    Episode #167: Raising Adventurous Eaters with Misha and Vicki Collins Episode #168: Making Family Meals Fun with The Family Dinner Project 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.

    • 50 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!!

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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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