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Join Alejandra Carrasco, M.D. and Christine Maren, D.O., founders of Hey Mami, as they interview some of the top experts about all things Mamihood: preconception, pregnancy, postpartum, and motherhood! They're here to support you on your journey and help make sense of both modern medicine and holistic wellness. *Please note that the information provided in this episode is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your medical provider.

Join Alejandra Carrasco, M.D. and Christine Maren, D.O., founders of Hey Mami, as they interview some of the top experts about all things Mamihood: preconception, pregnancy, postpartum, and motherhood! They're here to support you on your journey and help make sense of both modern medicine and holistic wellness. *Please note that the information provided in this episode is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your medical provider.

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United States

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Join Alejandra Carrasco, M.D. and Christine Maren, D.O., founders of Hey Mami, as they interview some of the top experts about all things Mamihood: preconception, pregnancy, postpartum, and motherhood! They're here to support you on your journey and help make sense of both modern medicine and holistic wellness. *Please note that the information provided in this episode is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your medical provider.

Language:

English


Episodes

029: What Are Adaptogens? w/ Shelese Pratt, ND

5/12/2022
In today’s episode we are talking all about adaptogenic herbs (like ashwagandha). Our guest today is Dr. Shelese Pratt, who believes in integrative and holistic medicine. Her practice and clinic are focused on neurology and complex medical conditions relating to metabolic disease. Dr. Pratt uses functional medicine and her expertise in biochemistry (methylation) and physiology to help her patients get to the root cause of their symptoms through a strategic approach. The modalities used in...

Duration:00:40:23

028: Relationships After Kids w/ Matt Morgan

4/21/2022
In today’s episode we are talking about relationships after kids, and rekindling a marriage or partnership. Our guest is Matt Morgan, one of the leading coaching experts in the country. From dating to engaged to married couples, Matt has helped thousands of couples bulletproof their relationships. His expertise and advice extends to every area of life – friendship, dating, sex, marriage, parenting, and business. Matt's coaching clients love his funny (and relatable) stories, sticky phrases...

Duration:00:34:42

027: 5 Key Nutrients to Improve Egg Health w/ Nora DeBora CNP, FAMM

3/31/2022
In today’s episode we are talking about how to improve egg quality in just 90 days, the best foods and nutrients for egg health, and how to support egg health through lifestyle. Our guest today is Nora DeBora, a Preconception Health Coach, Holistic Nutritionist, and Fertility Awareness Practitioner who helps women prepare for pregnancy and have a healthy baby after 30. Through her signature program, Master Your Cycle To Get Pregnant, Nora teaches women how to optimize their hormones and...

Duration:00:29:27

026: What You Need To Know About IVF, Early Menopause, Endometrial Cancer w/ Amber Fischer, MS, CNS, LDN

3/10/2022
In today’s episode we are talking about PCOS, fertility treatments, endometrial cancer and early menopause. Our guest today is Amber Fischer, a Certified Nutrition Specialist who specializes in functional nutrition approaches to PCOS, fertility, and women's health issues. Her approach looks at the root causes of disease and dysfunction and uses food to improve health from the inside out. Amber has an active presence on social media including Instagram and TikTok, a podcast called "An...

Duration:00:23:25

025: Nutrition for Gestational Diabetes w/ Lily Nichols, RDN

2/24/2022
In today’s episode we are talking about real food for both prenatal and gestational diabetes. Our guest today is Lily Nichols, a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition. Her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and critical of outdated dietary guidelines. Lily is co-founder of the Women's Health Nutrition Academy and the author of two books, Real Food for Pregnancy and Real...

Duration:00:42:47

024: Nourishing Your Fertility With Food w/ Alison Marras, NTP

2/10/2022
In today’s episode we are talking about the role food plays in fertility, especially for those with Hashimoto's or PCOS. Our guest today is Alison Marras of the popular gut-healthy food blog Food by Mars, and author of The Paleo Gut Healing Cookbook. She is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, known for Gut health and Autoimmune nutrition using Paleo and AIP templates Alison has experienced first-hand the healing power of food, using it to manage Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and PCOS. She...

Duration:00:31:00

023: Gut Health During Preconception w/ Katie Morra, MS, RD, LDN, IFMCP

1/27/2022
In today’s episode we are talking about gut health during preconception. Katie Morra, our guest, is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and Registered Dietitian specializing in gut health and nutrition. Katie is the founder of a virtual functional medicine practice, Gut Honest Truth, that focuses on the root causes of inflammation, autoimmune disease, irritable bowel syndrome, hormone imbalances and skin conditions, amongst other chronic disease states.​ She is...

Duration:00:32:08

022: Raising A Healthy Family w/ Madiha Saeed, MD

1/13/2022
We're talking all about holistic parenting. Dr. Madiha Saeed, also known as HolisticMom, MD, is a practicing board certified family physician in the USA, health influencer, international speaker and a best-selling author. Her best-selling book The Holistic Rx: Your Guide to Healing Chronic Inflammation and Disease, a best-selling functional medicine children’s book series, Adam’s Healing Adventures , From Sickness to Health and The Power of Rainbow foods, The Holistic Rx for Kids: Parenting...

Duration:00:34:12

021: Your Pelvic Floor, Diastasis Recti, And More! w/ Erica Ziel, FDNP, CPT, PPES

12/30/2021
In today's episode, we are talking all about fitness before, during, and after pregnancy. We'll dive into a discussion about the core, the pelvic floor, and why kegels might cause more harm than good in some people! Erica Ziel is the founder and creator of Core Athletica®, The Core Rehab Program, Knocked-Up Fitness®, Pre/Postnatal instructor trainer course, and host of The Core Connections Podcast. She believes that anything you want to improve about your health and life, you can!

Duration:00:33:13

020: What's Stress Got To Do With It? w/ Brooke Kalanick, ND, MS, L.Ac

12/16/2021
In today's episode, we're talking all about how stress can impact our hormonal health. Dr. Brooke Kalanick is a licensed naturopathic doctor and women’s hormone expert. She is the co-author of Hangry: 5 Simple Steps to Balance Your Hormones & Restore Your Joy and the host of the popular podcast, The Dr. Brooke Show. Dr. Brooke specializes in PCOS, menopause, thyroid conditions, autoimmunity and various women’s hormone issues. She helps her patients get to the root cause of their hormonal...

Duration:00:36:36

019: Is Gut Health Important For Pregnancy? w/ Vincent Pedre, MD

12/9/2021
In today’s episode we are talking about the importance of gut health for preconception. Our guest today is Dr. Vincent Pedre, the Medical Director of Pedre Integrative Health and Founder of Dr. Pedre Wellness, nutraceutical consultant for NatureMD and Orthomolecular Products, CEO of Happy Gut Life LLC, and a Functional Medicine-Certified Practitioner in private practice in New York City since 2004. He believes the gut is the gateway to excellent wellness. As the bestselling author of...

Duration:00:46:04

018: Estrogen Dominance, The Thyroid, And Fertility w/ Tara Scott, MD, FACOG, ABAARM, ABOIM, CNMP

12/2/2021
In today’s episode we are talking about hormones and how they can affect fertility. Our guest today is Dr. Tara Scott, known for her work in Integrative Gynecology and Hormones. Dr. Scott, known as the Hormone Guru, helps women find the cause of their symptoms and get them on a path to optimal health. She comes with over 25 years of experience and 3 board certifications in OB/GYN, Functional medicine and Integrative medicine. She is also an assistant clinical professor at Northeastern Ohio...

Duration:00:40:55

017: What Is Restorative Reproductive Medicine? w/ Naomi Whittaker, MD, OBGYN

9/2/2021
In today’s episode we are talking about Restorative Reproductive Medicine, and how using this methodology helps to diagnose and treat women's health issues and infertility. Dr. Naomi Whittaker is a fertility surgeon focused on women's restorative reproductive medicine, compassionate healthcare, and education. She is a board-certified OBGYN and a fellowship trained surgeon who specializes in the Creighton Model FertilityCare System and NaProTechnology, which works cooperatively with a...

Duration:00:34:37

016: 5 Practical Ways To Prepare For Pregnancy w/ Taylor Dukes, NP

8/26/2021
There's so much information out there on how to have a healthy pregnancy. It can quickly become overwhelming! Our guest today will share just five practical ways to prepare for pregnancy. Taylor Dukes is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with a private practice in Texas, where she also owns a wellness center that includes everything from IV Vitamin Therapy, to saunas, to physical therapy. She focuses on a root cause approach and uses specialty functional medicine laboratory...

Duration:00:17:21

015: The Causes Of Unexplained Infertility w/ Kalea Wattles, ND

8/19/2021
We are talking about unexplained infertility using the lens of functional medicine to unravel its many causes. Our guest today is Dr. Kalea Wattles. Dr. Wattles is a Naturopathic Physician specializing in fertility and Functional Medicine. She earned her doctorate from Bastyr University and is certified as a Functional Medicine Practitioner by the Institute for Functional Medicine. Dr. Wattles combines her Naturopathic and Functional Medicine training to treat patients with a “Functional...

Duration:00:31:28

014: How Reproductive Toxins Affect Fertility and Pregnancy w/ Shala Salem, MD

8/12/2021
Studies show that a particular group of chemicals called endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) can have negative effects on female and male reproductive health. Our guest today is Shala Salem, MD. Dr. Salem is an Integrative Gynecologist with over a decade of experience. After completing OB GYN residency in Brooklyn, New York, she completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona under the guidance of Dr. Andrew Weil. She currently practices in Southern California...

Duration:00:32:30

013: Avoiding Toxins In Preconception And Pregnancy w/ Lara Adler

8/5/2021
We're discussing the impact of toxins on pregnancy and fertility, how to reduce your toxic exposure, and more! Our guest is Lara Adler, an environmental toxins expert and educator who teaches health professionals how to eliminate the #1 thing holding their clients back from the results they are seeking - the unaddressed link between chemicals and chronic health problems.

Duration:00:58:11

012: Blood Sugar, Insulin Resistance, Gestational Diabetes...Oh My! w/ Jaime Seeman, MD

7/15/2021
Blood sugar issues may play a role in fertility challenges. Our guest today is Dr. Jaime Seeman, a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist practicing in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Seeman is currently in private practice at Mid City OBGYN offering a full range of services in obstetrics, gynecology, robotic surgery and primary care. She is a fellow in Integrative Medicine at The University of Arizona School of Medicine, and she is a board certified ketogenic nutrition specialist through The...

Duration:00:47:54

011: Fertility Awareness And Understanding Your Menstrual Cycle w/ Lisa Hendrickson-Jack, FAE

7/8/2021
Did you know that regular ovulation is important, whether or not you want children? Our guest today is Lisa Hendrickson-Jack, a certified Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner who teaches women to chart their menstrual cycles for natural birth control, conception, and monitoring overall health.

Duration:00:26:06

010: Hormone Balance And Fertility w/ Carrie Jones, ND, FABNE, MPH

7/1/2021
We both use a dried urine test called DUTCH to measure comprehensive hormone levels in our clinical practices. We find this test to be super useful and love the objective data which helps drive our individualized protocols. Our guest today is the Medical Director for the DUTCH Test, Carrie Jones, ND, FABNE, MPH. Dr. Jones is an internationally recognized speaker, consultant, and educator on the topic of women's health and hormones.

Duration:00:33:08