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How do I cope with the load of motherhood? How do I raise good humans when I'm just trying to survive? How can I take care of my own mental health? And the biggest question of all: how do I redefine myself after going through the metamorphosis of motherhood? On the Happy as a Mother Podcast, host and psychotherapist Erica Djossa teaches strategies to help you cope with the psychological and emotional load of motherhood, guides you on a journey of self love and acceptance, and answers your to ...
 
Join Stephanie Greunke, Whole30’s registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show and share personal stories so you leave each episode with practical tips to be a proactive parent! Past guests have included Dr. Ben Lynch, Dr. Aviva Romm, Dr. Elisa Song, Dr. Alexandra Sacks, Lily Nichols, Ali Miller, Melissa Urban, and Chris Kresser, L.Ac. Subscri ...
 
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Did you know that most moms will report experiencing some amount of memory loss during the postpartum period? If you can’t remember what you ate for breakfast, it’s okay! No other mom can either. As a mom of three boys I can totally relate to the forgetfulness and brain fog that sets in during those early postpartum days. Mom brain can be annoying—…
 
On today’s episode, Dr. Elana interviews pediatric functional dentist, Dr. Staci Whitmann. They discuss the most frequently asked questions mamas have when faced with their kid’s dental health. They review the root causes of cavities, the risks of fluoride treatment and other safer alternatives, and how to prevent cavities using a holistic approach…
 
Did you know that the majority of mothers experience scary and intrusive thoughts in the postpartum period, but feel so much shame they hardly talk about it? Even worse, these intrusive thoughts can become debilitating and take control of a mother's life leading to postpartum Obsessive compulsive disorder(OCD).” For a lot of people, a thought like …
 
On today’s episode, Steph interviews Ashley Nowe, a certified Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist. Ashley teaches women not only how to return to exercise safely and effectively, but how to kick butt while doing it! They discuss what a safe reintroduction to fitness looks like after baby and how it’s different depending on the m…
 
Understanding how your brain works is incredibly empowering. Maybe your go-to emotion is rage when your brain is at capacity or perhaps your brain gets stuck in anxious overdrive. Or perhaps your child's brain gets flooded with big emotions that appear as frequent tantrums, which leaves you feeling like they are intentionally disobeying. If we unde…
 
Summary: In this episode Steph and Elana recap the first six episodes of the season to help you reflect on the information shared and take action! They share key takeaways such as how the pandemic is influencing hormones and menstrual cycles, how to navigate low libido and hair loss postpartum; how continuous glucose monitoring can be game-changing…
 
Motherhood can be an all encompassing journey. It’s hard to know when we’re not doing enough, and when we’re doing too much. The stakes have never been higher—you are protecting and raising a human being. The weight of the responsibility is real. But should motherhood have to cost your identity? Do you truly need to devote every cell of your being …
 
Dr. Elana interviews Miranda Alcararaz @fearlessmiranda, a mama of two and the amazing CEO of Street Parking @streetparking which is a highly successful membership platform that offers workouts from home, community support, nutrition guidance and more. In this interview, Dr. Elana chats with Miranda about what it is like being a mom of two and not …
 
Regulating our own emotions can be difficult enough. Adding a wonderful little bundle of joy who also wakes up at 3 a.m. and may scream loud enough to alert the whole neighborhood can really complicate matters. And there seems to be anxiety around how our triggered moments might affect our children and what they think of us. Clinical psychologist D…
 
On today's episode, Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Aviva Romm who is both a midwife and a Yale-trained MD and Board Certified Family Physician with specialties in Integrative Gynecology, Obstetric and Pediatrics, with a focus on women’s endocrinology. She’s also a world-renowned herbalist, and author of the textbook, Botanical Medicines for Women’s Healt…
 
Parenting during a pandemic has been so hard! And now a swiftly developed vaccine has been rolled out, and members of my community have expressed a lot of anxiety about how safe these new vaccines might be during pregnancy and nursing. Dr. Marta Perez is an OB-GYN and she’s agreed to explain to us the risks of the vaccine versus not being vaccinate…
 
Elana interviews Steph Greunke, RD about her brand new online nutrition program and community, Postpartum Reset! Steph is passionate about teaching moms how to take care of themselves and prioritize their health in the postpartum period. As a mama herself and someone who experienced postpartum anxiety and has helped hundreds of mamas during the tra…
 
Has your relationship with your mother changed since becoming a mother? Author, international speaker, and transformation coach Bethany Webster has been here with us before to talk about the mother wound, and it really resonated with my community. So many people had questions about Bethany’s work, so she’s back today to answer audience-submitted qu…
 
On today’s episode, Steph interviews Dr. Amy Shah, a double board certified MD with training from Cornell, Columbia and Harvard Universities. Dr. Amy is also the author of the new book, Why Am I So Effing Tired? A proven plan to beat burnout, boost your energy, and reclaim your life. If you identify with feeling burnt out even though your labs show…
 
We enter into motherhood with the promise of a village of support, and when we get here it can feel surprisingly lonely. The isolation felt in motherhood is a topic that has come up a lot in sessions with my clients and with the pandemic forcing even more isolation, a season of life that could already be lonely to navigate has become even tougher f…
 
On today's episode, Dr. Elana interviews pediatrician, Dr. Shakah Gillin, MD on the topic of holistic skin care strategies for kiddos. They discussed why Dr. Gillin uses Active Skin Repair in her practice and why she is seeing such great benefits using this with her patients suffering with eczema, skin rashes, sun burns, bug bites, and more! Active…
 
Codependent habits and behaviours can prevent us from having meaningful relationships with our children and partners. We all want our children to grow up to be independent, but should that really be the goal? And is there ever a point in childhood when codependency is an acceptable norm? Psychotherapist Sian Crossley is here today to help us unders…
 
On today’s episode, Steph interviews Dr. Casey Means, a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels. Dr. Casey is on a mission to empower individuals with tech-enabled tools that can inform smart, personalized, and sustainable dietary and lifestyle choices. She joins Steph to talk about the im…
 
From the outside, everyone saw her as a successful woman and mother. Melissa met her partner when she was 19, had six children, and co-founded a well-known global toy company. But her happiness was far from the truth as she battled depression and kept it hidden for many years. Melissa was feeling smothered and resentment was building as she was sac…
 
Steph and Dr. Elana kick off Season 3 of the “Doctor Mom” Podcast by sharing a sneak peek of the interviews they’ll be offering throughout this season so you can get excited about what’s to come. You’ll get to know these speakers before they join us so you can start learning from them right away. This season is full of powerful interviews with gues…
 
Nothing tests us more than being a parent. One of those stages is dealing with potty training, bedwetting, and accidents. As parents, we become overwhelmed from information overload and are anxious as we navigate this time with our child. Today, we will look at all things potty training, bedwetting, and accidents from a medical perspective. Join St…
 
Screens have become such an integrated part of our lives and are so accessible. We can feel torn between using screens as a tool and feeling like we shouldn't use them because we've been told they're bad for our kids. Then to top it off, we have the pressure and worries of the pandemic as we navigate working from home and distance learning. Instead…
 
It’s time for a replay episode on a topic that raises so many questions for parents. Have you and your partner struggled to find your groove postpartum? Do you find it hard to prioritize each other and sex while juggling all. of. the. roles and responsibilities of being parents? Join the club! So many women I speak with wonder why they have no sex …
 
Our children are looking for and needing a connection with us, and our main job as parents is to foster a secure attachment with our children. Does disciplining our child and "making them unhappy" interfere with our bond? Is there a difference between respectful boundaries and being permissive? How do we handle discipline and still build that relat…
 
As you welcome your new child into your family, your identity and relationship with your partner instantly change. While navigating your new roles, it takes time to adjust our expectations of parenthood with the reality of our new roles. This can give birth to resentment, especially in new parents. A lot of this resentment comes from our needs bein…
 
As women, the connection with our mother is typically the foundation of our relationship with ourselves. To form our own sense of self, as a young child we internalize deeply, even into our brain chemistry, so much about who our mother is as a person. A lot of this is unconsciously inherited from one generation to the next including pain which is r…
 
As women, our bodies are constantly experiencing hormonal changes whether it’s during our menstrual cycle, pregnancy, postpartum, menopause, and so on. Did you realize there is a correlation between our hormones and how our brain functions? These shifts affect how our neurons work, the actions of our neurotransmitters, and the levels of our hormone…
 
Steph and Dr. Elana wrap up Season 2 of the “Doctor Mom” Podcast by highlighting key takeaways and action steps from the last four interviews of season 2. They share personal insights into their own families tongue and lip tie revisions, help your little ones move from mouth breathing to nasal breathing, and offer a sneak peek into Elana’s upcoming…
 
Do you experience these thoughts?....I should be a better Mom. I’m a fraud. Maybe I wasn’t meant to be a Mom. What am I going to do when others find out I have no idea what I’m doing? Why can’t I be a perfect Mom like everyone else? Then this episode on Imposter Syndrome is for you! Imposter syndrome loves to creep in when you are trying something …
 
On today’s episode, Dr. Elana interviews Marni Wasserman, co-host of the Ultimate Health Podcast and Ultimate Baby Podcast. With over 15 million downloads, Marni has a wealth of experience podcasting and reaching large audiences on a variety of health related topics. In our interview we focused the topic on ways to raise a healthy baby using real f…
 
We know that becoming a parent will bring worry and anxiety. It comes with the territory. You’ve never been responsible for something more important than this tiny human you are now caring for. But where is the line between normal amounts of worry and paralyzing amounts of anxiety? Do you worry and wonder whether it takes up to much of your focus? …
 
On today’s episode, Dr. Elana interviews naturopathic doctor, Dr. Ari Calhoun on the topic of vaccines. You will learn what a Doctor Mom’s approach to vaccines means and how to ultimately feel empowered making these complex and difficult decisions for your children. Dr. Ari Calhoun is on a mission to stop the exponential rise in chronic pediatric d…
 
Isolation, loneliness, self-blame, shame, and guilt. These are all things that, unfortunately, a lot of women report feeling in the aftermath of a miscarriage and loss. One in four pregnancies will experience a miscarriage. There is nothing that anyone did to cause this. However, our culture needs to recognize that grief and loss are real, so women…
 
On today’s episode Steph interviews Jenae Ciuffreda, a Certified Orofacial Myologist and Certified Breathing Behavior Therapist. Jenae sees both children and adults with orofacial myofunctional disorders (tongue thrust, low tongue posture, weak lip seal, open mouth posture, and mouth breathing). On today’s show she helps us understand how orofacial…
 
As a parent, we are stretched and transformed in ways that we never expected. Think about all the ways we are pushed beyond our capacity in ways that we never could have imagined. It’s important for us, as parents, to gain new skills to help us during this demanding time. If we learn the right skills, we can make changes to our life and change patt…
 
On today’s episode Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Stephanie Libs, a pediatric and prenatal chiropractor with a specialty working with infants with tongue, lip and or buccal ties. Dr. Steph gives you a sneak peek at what you can expect at a visit with a chiropractor and also teaches us what craniosacral therapy is, which is a helpful treatment for infants…
 
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