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Nourished and Nurturing: Postpartum Moms and Feeding Babies

Nourished and Nurturing: Postpartum Moms and Feeding Babies

By Michelle Tagge
I am holistic-minded mom with a passion for real food and raising healthy, empowered children. I support moms on their journey through pregnancy, postpartum recovery, breastfeeding and choosing first foods for their baby. My goal is to help women become the moms they were meant to be.
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59. Should I be losing weight postpartum? Discussing changes in body size with Kim Perez, FNTP
Michelle talks to Kim Perez about weight loss in the postpartum. We talk about both losing too much weight and having trouble losing weight after having a baby. Kim goes deep into what is happen hormonally immediately after having a baby as well as some of the changes that happen around the time baby starts solids if mom is breastfeeding. She talks about what is considered normal and what you can expect, and also when you might have something off in your hormone health. Part of what we want to communicate in this episode is that it can be totally healthy for your body to hold on to weight during breastfeeding and postpartum healing. Postpartum Prep Guide Where to find Kim: Root & Branch Nutrition Website @rootandbranchnutrition Where to find Michelle: Michelle's Website @michelletagge.nutrition Email: nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com
26:05
February 10, 2021
58. Should I take placenta pills postpartum? with Megan Garcia, MTOM
This week Michelle talks to Megan Garcia, a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and expert in baby nutrition. In this episode we talked about placenta consumption postpartum. She speaks to the properties of the placenta from a TCM perspective, and expresses concerns with how the hormones in the placenta can interfere with hormones needed for breastfeeding. I share about my positive experience consuming my placenta, and I left this conversation understanding that a lot better. This episode does not give a clear one-size-fits-all answer, but it provides a lot of information if this is something you are considering. Megan's post about placenta pills Postpartum Prep Guide Baby's First Foods course Where to find Megan: Megan's Website @megan___garcia Where to find Michelle: Michelle's Website @michelletagge.nutrition Email: nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com
18:54
February 10, 2021
BONUS - Michelle gives updates on life, boundaries with part-time work and my nutrition busniess
Catching up with Marissa about how things have changed over the last year, since having my daughter. I also give some updates about the future plan for this podcast. Michelle's Website @michelletagge.nutrition Email: nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com
25:27
January 8, 2021
57. How can I reestablish core strength and movement after labor and delivery? with Lindsay Mumma, DC
This week Michelle talks to Lindsay Mumma, Chiropractor and prenatal and postpartum fitness educator. She has an incredible wealth of knowledge on recovery after having a baby and how rest and slow rehabilitation set you up for a better recovery. We talk about what the early days postpartum should look like - what does the 2 weeks in bed and 2 weeks near the bed rule really mean. And we talk about what to look for when you are ready to start moving, what movements work the best and how you can use this time of healing in a profound way to really connect with what your body needs. We also talk about swimming during pregnancy and the benefits of chiropractic care during the pregnancy and postpartum periods. Postpartum Prep Guide Baby's First Foods course Where to find Lindsay: Triangle CRC Website @lindsaymumma Where to find Michelle: Michelle's Website @michelletagge.nutrition Email: nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com
59:10
December 22, 2020
56. How can I get my toddler past picky eating? - with Alyssa Miller, RD
Michelle talks to Alyssa Miller of Mama and Me RD about establishing healthy eating habits for toddlers. She goes through a method where parents make the decision about what to serve and when, but give the kids the autonomy to decide which foods to eat and how much of them. She talks about when picky eating generally starts and what we can do. We go into so many details around what to do if your toddler is getting up from the table frequently or is sneaking foods. We also talk a bit about how to start with feeding babies to avoid picky eating, and how to include "safe foods" on your kids plates. Then we talk through how the parent's diet and their relationship with food impacts how our kids eat. Postpartum Prep Guide Baby's First Foods course Where to find Alyssa: Mama and Me RD Website @mama.and.me_rd Where to find Michelle: Michelle's Website @michelletagge.nutrition Email: nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com
54:14
November 23, 2020
55. What is an endocrine disruptor and how can I avoid them? with Victoria Richards, FNTP
Michelle talks to Victoria Richards about the endocrine system - which includes all of our female hormones. We talk about xenoestrogens, substances that imatate estrogen in the body, and how they can disrupt normal hormone balance in the body. We also go through how they can effect your cycle and your fertility. Then we talk about where you can find them in your foods, personal care products and in your home - then swaps you can make to reduce your exposure to endocrine disruptors. We also talk about how these harmful substances are not regulated by the FDA and are hard to identify on product packaging. Viki gives us actionable steps to make small changes, and tips on detoxifying from the substances we already have in our bodies. Where to find Victoria: Restoring Roots Wellness Website @restoring_roots Where to find Michelle: Michelle's Website @michelletagge.nutrition Email: nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com
48:51
November 13, 2020
BONUS - Strengthening the pelvic floor, my experience working with a pelvic floor PT
This is a quick overview of Michelle's experience seeing a pelvic floor physical therapist 5 months postpartum for incontinence. This is a conversation with Dr. Mel Thompson. For a detailed overview of the Pelvic Floor and issues you may have, see Episode 17 with Dr. Brittany Haidet.
14:34
November 10, 2020
54. How do I boost my fertility in between children? with Kim Perez, FNTP
Michelle talks to Kim Perez about recovering from childbirth with the plan to prepare for another baby. We talk about how pregnancy, labor & delivery, and breastfeeding can leave you depleted, and what you can do to make sure your body is ready to carry another child. Rebuilding nutrient stores and regaining mental health are so important for both mom and baby during pregnancy. Kim talks through general considerations for making sure your cycle is healthy, but goes into specific questions like ideal spacing between kids and trying to conceive while breastfeeding. Then we go into the conflicting messages we get about dieting postpartum and how than can impact your fertility and ability to replete nutrients. Where to find Kim: Root & Branch Nutrition Website @rootandbranchnutrition Where to find Michelle: Michelle's Website @michelletagge.nutrition
01:03:28
October 29, 2020
53. What can I eat when I'm breastfeeding? with Meghan McMillin, RDN, IBCLC
Michelle and Hillary talk to Megan McMillin all about what mom can and should be eating while breastfeeding. We talk about myths around what foods could cause gas in babies. She explains how eliminating dairy from mom's diet is over prescribed and what you actually need to look for when determining if baby has a food intolerance. We talk about the best foods for boosting milk supply, when they should be taken, and what mom should consume to have the most nutritious milk. Then she talks about the misinformation out there about avoiding alcohol and caffiene while breastfeeding. There is so much information in this episode that all breastfeeding women will benefit from. Where to find Meghan: Mama & Sweet Pea Website @the.lactation.dietitian Where to find Michelle: Michelle's Website @michelletagge.nutrition Where to find Hillary: Hillary's Website @purposefulplatenutrition Email your questions: nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com
01:07:43
October 21, 2020
52. How can I give my kids the best start on nutrition? with Joe and Serenity Carr
Michelle talks to Joe and Serenity about all things feeding babies and toddlers. We talk generally about how what you eat growing up sets you up for a lifetime of health. We talk about the importance of DHA and Iron, and how to get enough in your diet. We talk about how you can make your own purees to introduce babies to more nutrients available from animal sources. We also go into how we can approach thinking about blood sugar and how balancing protein, fats and carbohydrates can be beneficial for creating balanced meals for kids. Then we talk about gut health and how bone broth can help keep the digestive tract healthy. Where to find Serenity Kids: Website: use NOURISHEDANDNURTURING for 15% off @myserenitykids Where to find Michelle: Michelle's Website @michelletagge.nutrition Email your questions: nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com
53:00
October 12, 2020
51. Why is my diet making me feel bad? And why isn't it working? with Tori Culotta, FNTP
Michelle talks to Tori about diet culture and how weight loss goals can compromise your health in some cases. We talk about what body positivity means for us - it doesn't mean we never have negative thoughts about our body, but really, it doesn't have to be something we obsess over either. We also go through a lot of myths about losing weight and how you can support healthy fat loss while still eating fat and not starving yourself. The goal is to eat in a way that fuels your life and exercise in a way that makes your body function well. Focusing on optimizing your health will always yield better results than sacrificing your health to hit a short-term aesthetic goal. Where to find Tori: Stripe Wellness @stripewellness Where to find Michelle: Michelle's Website @michelletagge.nutrition
55:06
October 5, 2020
50. Navigating Life Transitions, Getting in Touch with your Priorities and Setting Boundaries Between Work and Fanily
Michelle and Marissa talk about their decisions to take on part-time jobs. We go into how we have navigated these big decisions with our partners and how decided to make these decisions that we think will make us more present in our lives. We also go into how we balance work with family life and how setting boundaries around work at home can be helpful to preserve your energy. We also talk about goal setting and aligning your time with what is most important to you. Where to find Michelle: Michelle's Website @michelletagge.nutrition Where to find Marissa: @confidentlybalanced E-mail: nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com
58:16
September 26, 2020
49. How to stock your pantry for how you want to eat and what to pack for kids at daycare
Michelle and Hillary answer a listener question about what to buy to stock your pantry with healthy foods. We specifically discuss stocking your pantry for the postpartum period and stocking for toddler food. We also talk about how we have approached packing foods for kids at daycare or school. We talk how to navigate making your wishes known with the school as well as how to weigh healthy food options with the social benefit of eating what the other kids are eating. This episode has actionable tips you can use right away to make healthier choices for your family. Where to find Hillary: Hillary's Website @purposefulplatenutrition Where to find Michelle: Michelle's Website @michelletagge_ntp E-mail: nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com
01:05:51
September 17, 2020
48. How can I make breastfeeding work? Troubleshooting common issues with Nina-Marie Rueda, FNTP
Michelle talks with Nina-Marie about all things breastfeeding. We talk about increasing milk supply, and how to determine  if your supply is low. We talk about schedules and when baby should be expected to sleep through the night. She talks through what to expect in the early weeks, how to determine if baby has a good latch and what to do if breastfeeding hurts. She talks us through clogged ducts and what happens when it turns into mastitis. Then we talk about when to introduce a pump and a bottle to a breastfed baby. We finish by talking through how breastfeeding changes when baby starts solids and what to expect from weaning.  Where to find Nina-Marie: Nicole's Website @mamawheel Where to find Michelle: @michelletagge_ntp Michelle's website E-mail: nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com
01:01:24
September 3, 2020
47. How can you make alcohol a part of your healthy lifestyle? with Nicole Peyton
Michelle talks with Nicole around a variety of concerns around alcohol consumption and common wine additives. Spoiler: most people can make alcohol a part of your healthy lifestyle without having to save it for a cheat day, but there are some modifications you need to make to your routine. We talk about additives in conventional wines like sugar, sulfates and coloring. We discuss supporting small family farms and how biodynamic farming helps our ecosystem. We also go through how alcohol impacts your blood sugar, your gut health and how your mineral balance changes with the diuretic effect of alcohol. We have tips and tricks to minimize any negative effects and avoid that dreaded hangover! Shop Scout and Cellar Wines Where to find Nicole: Nicole's Website @nicole_motherhoodmemoir Where to find Michelle: @michelletagge_ntp E-mail: nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com
55:50
August 21, 2020
46. Taking steps toward better life balance for working moms
Michelle and Hillary talk about their decisions to leave Corporate America and to go down to part-time hours. We talk about how we strive to align our time with what we value most. Everyone's version of balance will look difference.  Where to find Hillary: Hillary's Website @purposefulplatenutrition Where to find Michelle: @michelletagge_ntp E-mail: nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com
01:03:46
August 13, 2020
45. How should I move my body after having a baby? - Postpartum Exercise with Anna of Equipping Strength
This week Michelle and Hillary talk to Anna about fitness in the postpartum period. We talk about how to move during pregnancy for strength and preparing for labor. We cover how pelvic floor strength is core to adding in movement postpartum, and how it is best to take time to rest after having a baby. Anna talks about what movements are best to start with to ease into exercise postpartum, and how this may differ if you had a C-section. We talk about common issues women have postpartum. Then we dive into body image. There is such a spectrum with women who have never loved their body more, and women who just want to get back into their jeans ASAP.  Postpartum is a time to give yourself grace, and we talk about our experiences with weight loss in the postpartum period. Where to find Anna: Equipping Strength Website @equippingstrength Where to find Michelle: @michelletagge_ntp E-mail: nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com
51:31
August 4, 2020
44. Am I in Control of My Brain? - Mindfulness Meditation with Stacy DiGregorio, RYT
This week Michelle talks to Stacy DiGregorio about Mindfulness Meditation. We talk about what is mindfulness and how the different types of meditation can contribute to mindfulness. We discuss how you can get started as a beginner. We talk about neuro-plasticity and the benefits of regular meditation for stress levels and for performance. We also talk about the benefits of mindfulness when it helps you pay better attention to your partner and your kids without needing distractions. She describes how meditation allows you to get to know yourself better and gives you space before reacting so that you can live more intentionally. Sample meditation at 42:27 for 4 minutes Resources: Buddha's Brain With Compassionate Understanding: A Meditation Retreat Lewis C.K. on mindfulness Where to find Stacy: Stacy's Website @lotusheartmindfulness Where to find Michelle: @michelletagge_ntp E-mail: nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com
49:01
July 28, 2020
43. Planning an Empowered Birth Experience and Navigating Your Choices - with Sarah Grantham, RN
This week Michelle talks to Sarah Grantham, a registered nurse working in labor and delivery and assisting with home births. We talk about what choices you may have during labor that might not be presented as a choice. We talk about informed consent and feeling comfortable with your providers. We also talk about some of the benefits and cons of choosing a home birth. Where to find Sarah: @whole_momma_nutrition Resources: Guide to Childbirth Essential Homebirth Guide Where to find us: Michelle - @michelletagge_ntp Marissa - @confidentlybalanced E-mail: nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com
49:05
July 22, 2020
42. Safe Sun Exposure, Glucose Testing and Pre-Diabetes, and Kids with Potential Food Intolerances
This week Marissa and Michelle answer listener questions. We talk about how to determine how much sun is safe and how sun exposure can support your health and Vitamin D levels. We talk about how to handle symptoms of low blood sugar like light-headedness. We also discuss what this means in terms of either healing the imbalance or how it could progress to Type-II Diabetes. We also talk about kids having tantrums and what you might look for to determine if it could be from a food intolerance.  Where to find us: Michelle - @michelletagge_ntp Marissa - @confidentlybalanced E-mail: nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com
51:53
July 15, 2020
41. What Is Your Body Telling You? - Intuitive Eating with Kristin Dovbniak of Healthy Mama Kris
This week Michelle talks to Kristin Dovbniak about Intuitive Eating. We talk about tuning into what your body needs rather than tuning out and not paying attention to how foods may be affecting you. We also discuss body image, loving food, dieting and restriction. She walks us through how our plate might look after we make this switch and how you may see changes in your blood sugar regulation and your health. We also talk about what impacts modeling intuitive eating may have on what your kids eat and how we are raising our daughters to love their bodies.  Where to find Kris: Kris' Website Healthy Balanced Mama Podcast @healthymamakris Where to find us: Michelle - @michelletagge_ntp Marissa - @confidentlybalanced E-mail: nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com
01:03:04
July 8, 2020
40. Getting Back on Track, Refueling After Workouts, and Keto for Fat-Burning
This week Marissa and Michelle answer listener questions. We talk about how to get yourself back on track after letting nutrition or exercise slip for several months. We talk through how you might need to refuel after a workout, when you can workout fasted and the window for eating carbohydrates after a workout without spiking blood sugar. And we also talk about keto diets - what is it, how to approach it, who it could benefit from it and how you could use it as a tool to burn more body fat. Where to find us: Michelle - @michelletagge_ntp Marissa - @confidentlybalanced E-mail: nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com
59:19
July 1, 2020
39. Ayurvedic Nutrition and Postpartum Care with Shruti of Freshly Moms
This week Michelle and Hillary do an episode in their postpartum series with Shruti of Freshly Moms.  We talk all about postpartum care from a nutritional as well as a cultural perspective. Shruti talks through what foods to include, but also how to prepare them. We also talk about how nutrition postpartum can go hand in hand with feeling empowered as a new mom.  Where to find Freshly Moms: Freshly Moms Website - use discount MTNutrition10 for 10% off @freshlymoms Where to find us: Michelle - @michelletagge_ntp Marissa - @confidentlybalanced Hillary - @purposefulplatenutrition E-mail: nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com
54:48
June 28, 2020
38. What can I do to stay healthy during pregnancy? with Meg Reburn
Michelle talks to Meg Reburn, registered midwife and wellness coach, all about fertility and pregnancy. We talk about how nutrient needs for fertility and how your needs change throughout pregnancy. Meg goes into what blood tests and supplements are recommended during and before getting pregnant. We also talk about other common pregnancy ailments - blood sugar imbalance, sleep issues and heartburn - and how to improve them. Where to find Meg: Meg's Website Baby Making and Beyond Where to find us: Michelle - @michelletagge_ntp Marissa - @confidentlybalanced E-mail: nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com
59:36
June 22, 2020
37. Why isn't my baby sleeping? with Eliza Parker
This week Michelle talks to Eliza Parker of Conscious Baby. She talks about babies and sleep and how to go about approaching establishing a schedule with a young baby. We talk about crying in arms and Aware Parenting and how this fits in with eat, play, sleep cycles. We also cover questions about babies sleeping on you versus in their crib, breastfeeding to sleep and babies soothing themselves to sleep with thumb sucking. This should help you troubleshoot your sleep issues for baby and set them up for having a relationship where they can express their emotions as they grow. Where to find Eliza: Conscious Baby Website Facebook Group Resources: Baby Sleep: FAQs for when you’re feeling stuck Aware Baby Book Aware Parenting Website Where to find us: Michelle - @michelletagge_ntp Marissa - @confidentlybalanced E-mail: nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com
01:23:05
June 11, 2020
36. Improving Health without Eliminating Foods, Calcium, and Cortisol as a Cause for Weight Gain
This week Marissa and Michelle catch up on life, business and Michelle's family adjusting to having a new baby. We also answer nutrition and lifestyle questions from our listeners. We talk about what 1 change we would recommend for health, how to promote good gut health without having to eliminate foods, how to get enough calcium if you don't tolerate dairy, and what to do if you suspect high cortisol is causing weight gain. We love getting your questions, so keep e-mailing them to nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com. Where to find us: Michelle - @michelletagge_ntp Marissa - @confidentlybalanced
01:03:10
May 26, 2020
35. Getting to know your cycle - Hormone Phases and Fertility Awareness with Meg Langston, FNTP
Michelle talks with Meg Langston, FNTP, about healthy cycles and fertility awareness. She explains the different phases of the menstrual cycle and what a healthy cycle should look like. We talk about what hormonal levels look like in each phase and what activities might be ideal during that time. We also discuss some common issues women may experience with their hormone health. Then we talk about how the Fertility Awareness Method could be used for birth control or planning conception (this is different than the rhythm method).  Where to find Meg: Meg's Website @meg_langston Books: Taking Charge of Your Fertility The Fifth Vital Sign Where to find us: Michelle - @michelletagge_ntp Marissa - @confidentlybalanced E-mail: nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com
48:22
May 19, 2020
34. Preparing for a Healthy Postpartum Experience with Hillary Bennetts, NC
Marissa talks to Michelle and Hillary about postpartum nutrition. We discuss the key components to postpartum recovery including establishing a good milk supply, supporting emotional health, blood sugar balance and tissue repair. This time of an increased need for good nutrition and self-care comes at a time when you are getting little sleep and hormones are rapidly changing. We break down the key nutrients you need and how to get them from food or supplements. We discuss different cooking techniques and how to freeze and store meals during pregnancy to prepare to be nourished in the postpartum period. Purposeful Pregnancy & Postpartum Facebook Group Sign up for book updates! Where to find Hillary: Hillary's Website @purposefulplatenutrition E-mail: bunsinbalance@gmail.com Where to find us: Michelle - @michelletagge_ntp Marissa - @confidentlybalanced E-mail: nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com
53:52
May 12, 2020
33. What is Your Gut Telling You? with Kelsie Campbell, FNTP
Michelle talks with Kelsie Campbell, FNTP about gut health. We discuss how the 2 key components to a healthy gut are having integrity in the lining of the gut and balancing the microbiome. We discuss how digestion plays into gut health, and how to make quick improvements to your digestion. We also go through identifying food intolerances and the many other conditions that can be related to dysfunction in the gut. Finally we go through how you can go about healing your gut if you suspect you may have issues. Where to find Kelsie: Kelsie's Website @bunsinbalance E-mail: bunsinbalance@gmail.com Where to find us: Marissa - @confidentlybalanced Michelle - @michelletagge_ntp Marissa's website - https://confidentlybalanced.com/ E-mail: nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com
51:31
May 5, 2020
32. But are you really ok? - Assessing and Boosting our Mental Health
Marissa and Michelle talk about working with new therapists and how they have learned to regularly check in on their mental health during COVID and the postpartum period. These periodic checks can be applied at any time whether it's the middle of winter, after a breakup or you're just feeling a little down. We cover how digestion, balance of gut bacteria and adequate protein intake contribute to production of neurotransmitters in the brain. We also talk about how fats contribute to keeping hormones level throughout the month and how thyroid health impacts mental health. There are some practical takeaways for ways to kick-start your well-being. Where to find us: Marissa - @confidentlybalanced Michelle - @michelletagge_ntp Marissa's website - https://confidentlybalanced.com/
45:33
April 29, 2020
31. Breaking Up with Birth Control with Victoria Richards, FNTP
This week, Marissa talks with Victoria Richards, FNTP all about periods, healthy cycles, and how to support your body coming off of birth control. They discuss some of the side effects of birth control, and what you might want to consider if you are looking to get pregnant in the future.  Where to find Victoria: Victoria's website @restoring_roots Where to find us: Marissa - @confidentlybalanced Michelle - @michelletagge_ntp Marissa's website - https://confidentlybalanced.com/
41:28
April 21, 2020
30. Postpartum Mindset with Laura Bruner
This week, Michelle and Marissa talk to Laura Bruner about the postpartum period. Laura talks about her experience postpartum and how important it was to have community and support during this time. Michelle share's some about her experience being 3 weeks postpartum with baby #2 during the COVID quarantine. We talk about self-care and how you can set yourself up during pregnancy for an easier time postpartum. We also talk about some personal experiences with guilt about parenting during a time when there is a lot of pressure to "get back to normal" after giving birth. Questions to ask yourself if you're feeling guilt: Can I know for a fact that I somehow caused this? Is it serving me in any capacity to hold on to this belief? Who would I be if I were to let go of this story I've told myself?  If you are postpartum now and have any questions or need support, please reach out to us at nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com. Postpartum Grace Guide Purposeful Pregnancy and Postpartum Facebook Group Where to find Laura: Laura's website Jess' Instagram: @laura.radicalroots Modern Mama's Podcast Where to find us: Marissa - @confidentlybalanced Michelle - @michelletagge_ntp Marissa's website - https://confidentlybalanced.com/
01:08:17
April 14, 2020
29. All About the Enneagram with Jess Gaertner
This week, Michelle and Marissa talk to Jess Gaertner about the Enneagram. Jess talks about what the Enneagram is, how you can use it to find your best version of yourself and how it can increase your empathy for others. The Enneagram is a personality test that is puts you into one of 9 types, but has many layers with wings and sub-types. This episode is a fun discussion of each of the 9 types and gives resources for you to dig deeper.  Links: Jess' website Jess' Instagram: @jess.holdthespace Modern Mama's Podcast Rheti Enneagram test FREE Enneagram test The Road Back to You Where to find us: Marissa - @confidentlybalanced Michelle - @michelletagge_ntp E-mail us your questions - nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com Marissa's website - https://confidentlybalanced.com/
01:24:56
April 7, 2020
28. How to Talk to Your Farmers with Jenna of Three Rivers Farm & Retreat
In this episode, Michelle talks to Jenna, owner/operator of Three Rivers Farm & Retreat. She and her husband raise animals and grow vegetables on their farm in TN. We discuss how you can open up conversations with your farmers about the food you are eating.  [15:15] - Decisions around starting a farm [20:30] - Buzz words on food packaging [23:40] - How to talk to farmers about their food and set your personal priorities [48:57] - Organic vegetables & shopping at a farmer's market [1:04:33] - Sourcing local meat vs. buying online [1:10:45] - Sourdough Bread Making Jenna's website: Three Rivers Farm & Retreat Food Resources: Eat Wild Real Milk Westin A Price Foundation Five Marys Farms Five Marys Shipping Directory Grocery Store Shopping Lists - Diane Sanfilippo Links: Michelle's Beautycounter link Marissa's Beautycounter link Get 15% off your first order at myserenitykids.com with our code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING Get 10% off your order at Paleovalley with code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING10 Get 15% off your order at Primally Pure Where to find us: Marissa - @confidentlybalanced Michelle - @michelletagge_ntp E-mail us your questions - nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com Marissa's website - https://confidentlybalanced.com/
01:28:43
March 31, 2020
27. Michelle's birth story with Ashlynn
Michelle shares her birth story with her new baby girl. 
51:01
March 24, 2020
26. Your Pelvis During Pregnancy with Chiropractor Gia Norini
In this episode, Michelle talks to Gia Norini, a licensed chiropractor and birth doula (Michelle's doula for both births). She is trained in Webster's technique, which can help with alignment of the baby during birth. We discuss what happens to your pelvis during pregnancy and when a woman may need an evaluation or an adjustment. We talk about things you can ask your provider and how to find a practitioner.  Links: Gia's website: Whole Body Health and Wellness Michelle's Beautycounter link Marissa's Beautycounter link Get 15% off your first order at myserenitykids.com with our code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING Get 10% off your order at Paleovalley with code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING10 Get 15% off your order at Primally Pure Where to find us: Marissa - @confidentlybalanced Michelle - @michelletagge_ntp E-mail us your questions - nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com Marissa's website - https://confidentlybalanced.com/
01:08:57
March 17, 2020
25. Thoughts on the End of Pregnancy, Preparing for the Postpartum Period and Choosing a Home Birth
In this week's episode, Michelle and Marissa catch up and answer some questions. Michelle talks about having a difficult time emotionally at the end of pregnancy with hormonal changes and not sleeping well. We also talk about some realizations we had during the postpartum period when we first became moms and how Michelle decided she was comfortable with a home birth. [20:20] - What would you do differently in the postpartum period? [31:22] - How did you feel comfortable deciding on a home birth? Motherhood Grace Postpartum Guide Links: Michelle's Beautycounter link Marissa's Beautycounter link Get 15% off your first order at myserenitykids.com with our code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING Get 10% off your order at Paleovalley with code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING10 Get 15% off your order at Primally Pure Where to find us: Marissa - @confidentlybalanced Michelle - @michelletagge_ntp E-mail us your questions - nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com Marissa's website - https://confidentlybalanced.com/
42:48
March 10, 2020
24. Getting Started on Real Food with Candace Dorsey
This week Michelle talks to Candace Dorsey of From the Roots blog about how to get started on eating real food. Her blog is filled with beautiful and simple recipes to get started cooking healthy meals at home. We talk about what it means to get to a point where you can eat intuitively. We also talk about how you can make simple swaps with snack items to get started in making better choices around nutrition. Download her Healthy Meal Plan for Beginners here. Links: Michelle's Beautycounter link Marissa's Beautycounter link Get 15% off your first order at myserenitykids.com with our code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING Get 10% off your order at Paleovalley with code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING10 Get 15% off your order at Primally Pure Where to find us: Marissa - @confidentlybalanced Michelle - @michelletagge_ntp E-mail us your questions - nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com Marissa's website - https://confidentlybalanced.com/
41:57
March 3, 2020
23. Creating a Healthy Relationship with Food
This week, Marissa and Michelle catch up a bit on the recent changes and updates in both of their lives! They also chat about ways they are helping their kids maintain a positive relationship with food, not making foods "bad", and their mindset on navigating social events when food options are out of our control. They also talk about kid meal times and why it's ok to not force food. 
49:36
February 25, 2020
22. Motherhood Emotions and Perspective Shifts with Marissa Yee, FNTP
This week, Marissa talks with Marissa Yee, FNTP of Fuel My Balance about all of the feelings that encompass motherhood. Marissa Y. courageously shares her feelings upon finding out she was pregnant and the importance of doing healing inner work, especially as a new parent. The Marissa's also talk about perspective shifts throughout the parenthood journey and how your feelings, no matter what, are completely valid.  Follow Marissa on Instagram at fuelmybalance and to follow along with her community space, check out wildrootsphoenixville.
39:48
February 19, 2020
21. Food Sensitivities with Amy Flashenberg-Laskowski, FNTP
This week, Marissa chats with Amy Flashenberg-Laskowski, FNTP of Wilder Nutrition all about food sensitivities and gut health! Amy is an expert in this area and gives us the scoop on how your body reacts to food sensitivities, some tips on what to do if food sensitivities are suspected, and whether or not you'll be able to eat foods that you love again. Follow Amy at wildernutrition on Instagram and www.wildernutrition.com for all kinds of nutrition information and make sure you get on her waiting list for when her Free Your Food Sensitivities course opens back up!  Links: Michelle's Beautycounter link Marissa's Beautycounter link Get 15% off your first order at myserenitykids.com with our code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING Get 10% off your order at Paleovalley with code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING10 Get 15% off your order at Primally Pure Where to find us: Marissa - @confidentlybalanced Michelle - @michelletagge_ntp E-mail us your questions - nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com Marissa's website - https://confidentlybalanced.com/
45:55
February 13, 2020
20. Perspectives on Staying Home with Kids versus Being a Working Mom
In this week's episode, Michelle and Marissa get unexpectedly deep about the choices they have made in regards to working and raising their boys. Marissa has been at home full-time for most of her son's life, and talks about how it changed her identity and how it has changed as he is getting older. Michelle talks about how being away from her son so much means that she doesn't get as much control as she might want with how he is being raised. We hope this is relatable for all moms out there. We did have some technical issues with this episode and had to post the raw file. The sound is still good and  Links: Michelle's Beautycounter link Marissa's Beautycounter link Get 15% off your first order at myserenitykids.com with our code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING Get 10% off your order at Paleovalley with code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING10 Get 15% off your order at Primally Pure Where to find us: Marissa - @confidentlybalanced Michelle - @michelletagge_ntp E-mail us your questions - nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com Marissa's website - https://confidentlybalanced.com/
01:09:29
February 6, 2020
19. Third Trimester and Mold Detox
In this week's episode, Michelle and Marissa give updates on what has been going on. Michelle talks about the 3rd trimester - blood-work, blood sugar and weight gain. She talks about how to supplement for deficiencies in pregnancy and dietary modifications for the 3rd trimester. Marissa talks about transitioning her 2 year old into a bed, and her updated mold testing. She also give some practical tips for looking for mold and finding help if you suspect an issue. Links: Michelle's Beautycounter link Marissa's Beautycounter link Get 15% off your first order at myserenitykids.com with our code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING Get 10% off your order at Paleovalley with code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING10 Get 15% off your order at Primally Pure Where to find us: Marissa - @confidentlybalanced Michelle - @michelletagge_ntp E-mail us your questions - nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com Marissa's website - https://confidentlybalanced.com/
48:39
January 28, 2020
18. Baby First Foods
In this week's episode, Michelle and Marissa talk about solid foods for babies 6-12 months. We start with how we handled an introduction schedule and which foods we emphasized at different ages. We talk about nutrient needs of babies and which foods contain them as well as a discussion of how babies process plant vs animal foods. We talk about some concerns with conventional baby foods like rice cereal. And we end with a discussion about when a baby may need supplements.  Resources: Super Nutrition for Babies book Paleo Mom baby food introduction schedule Radical Roots baby essentials  Links: Michelle's Beautycounter link Marissa's Beautycounter link Get 15% off your first order at myserenitykids.com with our code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING Get 10% off your order at Paleovalley with code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING10 Get 15% off your order at Primally Pure Where to find us: Marissa - @confidentlybalanced Michelle - @michelletagge_ntp E-mail us your questions - nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com Marissa's website - https://confidentlybalanced.com/
52:44
January 21, 2020
17. Pelvic Floor Health with Brittany Haidet
In this week's episode, Michelle talks to Brittany Haidet of She Blooms Physical Therapy. We discuss everything pelvic floor from what it is to how to address any dysfunction you may have.  [3:00] - What is the pelvic floor & how is it impacted by pregnancy [11:20] - Exercise during pregnancy & exercise for the pelvic floor [36:02] - Postpartum fitness [47:06] - When to seek out a physical therapist Where to find Brittany: https://www.shebloomsphysicaltherapy.com/ @shebloomsphysicaltherapy Resources you can use to find a pelvic PT in their area: American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Academy of Pelvic Health directory Pelvic Guru with Global Health Alliance Directory Links: Michelle's Beautycounter link Marissa's Beautycounter link Get 15% off your first order at myserenitykids.com with our code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING Get 10% off your order at Paleovalley with code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING10 Get 15% off your order at Primally Pure Where to find us: Marissa - @confidentlybalanced Michelle - @michelletagge_ntp E-mail us your questions - nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com Marissa's website - https://confidentlybalanced.com/
01:07:37
January 14, 2020
16. Michelle's home birth story with Connor
Michelle shares her birth story with Connor. Links: Michelle's Beautycounter link Marissa's Beautycounter link Get 15% off your first order at myserenitykids.com with our code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING Get 10% off your order at Paleovalley with code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING10 Get 15% off your order at Primally Pure Where to find us: Marissa - @confidentlybalanced Michelle - @michelletagge_ntp E-mail us your questions - nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com Marissa's website - https://confidentlybalanced.com/
01:02:12
January 7, 2020
15. Detox programs and New Year's goals
In this week's episode, Marissa and Michelle talk about the process of detoxification in depth. We go through how to assess if your body is ready for a detox protocol, what organ systems are involved in detoxification, what types of protocols work for different symptoms, and how detoxing plays into fat loss. We also go into what we do for setting New Year's resolutions, and how we may or may not track them. We also talk about some good steps to take if your goal is for your family to eat healthier in the new year. Happy New Year's to all and we are looking forward to a magical 2020. Links: Michelle's Beautycounter link Marissa's Beautycounter link Get 15% off your first order at myserenitykids.com with our code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING Get 10% off your order at Paleovalley with code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING10 Get 15% off your order at Primally Pure Where to find us: Marissa - @confidentlybalanced Michelle - @michelletagge_ntp E-mail us your questions - nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com Marissa's website - https://confidentlybalanced.com/
01:05:09
December 31, 2019
14. Women's Health and Fertility from an Eastern Perspective
In this episode, Michelle speaks with 2 acupuncturists about how Chinese medicine looks at women's health and fertility. We talk about when you may need to think about building if you have signs of deficiency, how lifestyle factors play into health, the effects of birth control, and when you might want to see a practitioner.  Links: Michelle's Beautycounter link Marissa's Beautycounter link Get 15% off your first order at myserenitykids.com with our code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING Get 10% off your order at Paleovalley with code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING10 Get 15% off your order at Primally Pure Where to find us: Marissa - @confidentlybalanced Michelle - @michelletagge_ntp E-mail us your questions - nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com Marissa's website - https://confidentlybalanced.com/
01:27:25
December 24, 2019
13. Sharing Our Why
In this episode, Marissa and Michelle got together at Marissa's house to talk about some pretty deep topics around our health history and why we are so passionate about supporting change in how we view health. It got more personal than we have in the past, and we are so happy to have you all along on this journey.  Links: Michelle's Beautycounter link Marissa's Beautycounter link Get 15% off your first order at myserenitykids.com with our code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING Get 10% off your order at Paleovalley with code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING10 Get 15% off your order at Primally Pure Where to find us: Marissa - @confidentlybalanced Michelle - @michelletagge_ntp E-mail us your questions - nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com Marissa's website - https://confidentlybalanced.com/
01:33:09
December 17, 2019
12. Marissa's Birth Story
In this episode, Marissa shares her birth story. Links: Michelle's Beautycounter link Marissa's Beautycounter link Get 15% off your first order at myserenitykids.com with our code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING Get 10% off your order at Paleovalley with code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING10 Get 15% off your order at Primally Pure Where to find us: Nourished & Nourishing - @nourishedandnurturing Marissa - @confidentlybalanced Michelle - @michelletagge E-mail us your questions - nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com Marissa's website - https://confidentlybalanced.com/
35:25
December 10, 2019
11. Detoxifying Your Home with Rochelle Serna
In this episode, Rochelle comes on to talk about how to make choices in your home that prioritize purity and sustainability. She has a wealth of knowledge around material sourcing, ingredients and modern green-washing on labels. We cover how to prioritize where you want to really invest in the most pure products and what to consider when buying for a new baby. We talk about what to look for in cleaning, personal care and water filters. We also talk about considerations when diapering and wiping your baby. Where to find Rochelle: Non Tox Shop Non Tox Shop Facebook Page FREE Home Detox Guide Earthly Wipes @meet_earthly Products or sources we mention: OEKO-TEX Certification Environmental Working Group Links: Get 15% off your first order at myserenitykids.com with our code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING Get 10% off your order at Paleovalley with code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING10 Get 15% off your order at Primally Pure Where to find us: Marissa - @confidentlybalanced Michelle - @michelletagge_ntp E-mail us your questions - nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com Marissa's website - https://confidentlybalanced.com/
01:25:11
December 3, 2019
10. The Holiday Episode - Navigating food, family and gift giving
In this episode, we answer some listener questions relating to the holiday season. We answer questions on body image, food choices we make on the holiday, family drama, setting limits on food with your kids, travel and gift giving.  Shop Beautycounter's Black Friday event for 15% off and free shipping: Marissa's Beautycounter link Michelle's Beautycounter link Links: Get 15% off your first order at myserenitykids.com with our code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING Get 10% off your order at Paleovalley with code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING10 Get 15% off your order at Primally Pure Where to find us: Nourished & Nourishing - @nourishedandnurturing Marissa - @confidentlybalanced Michelle - @michelletagge E-mail us your questions - nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com Marissa's website - https://confidentlybalanced.com/
57:56
November 26, 2019
9. Aware parenting and Baby sleep
In this episode, we talk about aware parenting, baby and toddler sleep, and attachment play. Aware Parenting has been extremely impactful in our relationships with our boys and with our husbands. We talk a lot about our relationship with our own emotions and how that impacts our ability to help our children process their emotions. There is a lot of talk about how to deal with babies and kids when they cry, how we may want to just be there for them as they process their feelings rather than trying to fix everything. We also touch on how processing emotions with babies may help their ability to sleep. And we finish up on how to translate these techniques for babies into Attachment Play with kids up to 12 years old. [01:08] - Catch up on mold removal and toddler sleep [7:54] - Talking Attachment Parenting and Aware Parenting : how we have used it with our kids and how it has played out in other family dynamics [42:20] - Sleep for babies and toddlers. How crying may impact their ability to sleep through the night [52:45] - Attachment Play and how to translate listening to kids feelings as they get older Links: Get 15% off your first order at myserenitykids.com with our code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING Get 10% off your order at Paleovalley with code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING10 Get 15% off your order at Primally Pure Books: Aware Baby The Awakened Family Babywise Attachment Play Where to find us: Nourished & Nourishing - @nourishedandnurturing Marissa - @confidentlybalanced Michelle - @michelletagge E-mail us your questions - nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com Marissa's website - https://confidentlybalanced.com/
01:12:40
November 18, 2019
8. Finding quality fats, Make-ahead tips for baby food, Toddler snack ideas, Limiting harmful chemicals during pregnancy
In this Q&A style episode, we cover how to choose healthy fats, tips for starting babies on solids, our go-to toddler snacks and how to prioritize making safer choices in household and personal care products.  [01:08] - Catch up on mold removal and toddler sleep [6:53] - Fats to use in baking/cooking and navigating fats when eating out [21:07] - Make-ahead tips for starting solids and making baby purees [36:52] - Snacks for toddlers that aren't all carbohydrate [49:23] - Tips for limiting harmful chemicals in cleaning products and personal care during pregnancy Links: Get 15% off your first order at myserenitykids.com with our code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING Get 10% off your order at Paleovalley with code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING10 Get 15% off your order at Primally Pure Other products we mentioned: Fats - Epic, Fatworks and Ghee Vital Choice: canned salmon, sardines, seaweed salad US Wellness Meats Baby Breeza Silicone Trays for freezing Vital Proteins - collagen and gelatin Megan Garcia Fat Bombs recipe Thrive Market Jackson's Honest Simple Mills Siggies yogurt Kite Hill - almond cream cheese and dips Justin's almond butter Egg muffin recipe Taza 95% dark chocolate Marissa's Beautycounter link Michelle's Beautycounter link Norwex Where to find us: Nourished & Nourishing - @nourishedandnurturing Marissa - @confidentlybalanced Michelle - @michelletagge E-mail us your questions - nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com Marissa's website - https://confidentlybalanced.com/
01:04:59
November 11, 2019
7. Navigating the First Trimester
In this episode, we talk about how to navigate the first trimester of pregnancy. During the first trimester, there are a lot of rapid hormone changes as your body creates the placenta and adjust to pregnancy. The creation of hormones and growing the baby require a lot of fats, vitamins and minerals which can leave mom depleted if she isn't taking in enough in her diet. Couple that with the fact that the first trimester often brings out nausea and food aversions, it makes it difficult to keep up with our body's needs.  [01:10] - Catch up on starting school, mold toxicity in the home, toddler crawling out of crib, Michelle's retreat to LA, and the direction of our podcast [19:22] - Combating food aversions, food cravings and morning sickness [29:09] - Heartburn and constipation [32:58] - Exercise during pregnancy [38:54] - Book recommendations for pregnancy [40:48] - Sleep issues and Thyroid support [49:00] - Supplements and blood tests that may be helpful during pregnancy, super-foods for pregnancy For more on Prenatal vitamins and specific nutrients needed during pregnancy, refer to Episode 2 on Nutrition for Fertility. Links: Get 15% off your first order at myserenitykids.com with our code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING Seeking Health prenatal Sea Bands Nuun electrolyte tablets Topical magnesium spray Dulse flakes  Books: Real Food for Pregnancy Mama Natural week to week guide Expecting Better Where to find us: Nourished & Nourishing - @nourishedandnurturing Marissa - @confidentlybalanced Michelle - @michelletagge E-mail us your questions - nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com Marissa's website - https://confidentlybalanced.com/
01:00:08
November 4, 2019
6. Breastfeeding
In this episode, Marissa and Michelle talk all about their experiences and challenges breastfeeding. We talk through common issues like low supply and mastitis, and how you might be able to support your body through this. We also talk about how the hormonal changes postpartum can lead to anxiety around breastfeeding and caring for your little one. Links: Get 15% off your first order at myserenitykids.com with our code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING Seeking Health prenatal Mother's Milk supplement Where to find us: Nourished & Nourishing - @nourishedandnurturing Marissa - @confidentlybalanced Michelle - @michelletagge E-mail us your questions - nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com Marissa's website - https://confidentlybalanced.com/
01:03:35
October 28, 2019
5. Feeding Toddlers
In this episode, we talk about our approach to feeding our sons. They are both almost 2, and we talk about foods we want to include as well as those we try to avoid. More than that, we talk about how we navigate food choices with other family members, meal planning for kids, and our approach for feeding them when we eat out. We are trying to create a positive relationship with food for our kids, so we don't want to be overly restrictive, but we also want to have an influence towards positive choices. [05:07] - Philosophy of how we feed our kids vs. how we were brought up [16:00] - Support or lack of support from family members on our choices [25:53] - First foods, baby-led approach and meal planning [35:00] - Pouches & convenience foods, eating out of the house [41:40] - Considering macro-nutrients for kids and blood sugar reactions [50:25] - Foods we try to avoid with our kids Links: Get 15% off your first order at myserenitykids.com with our code: NOURISHEDANDNURTURING Where to find us: Nourished & Nourishing - @nourishedandnurturing Marissa - @confidentlybalanced Michelle - @michelletagge E-mail us your questions - nourishedandnurturing@gmail.com Marissa's website - https://confidentlybalanced.com/
01:05:18
October 21, 2019
4. Nutrition Basics
In this episode for everyone who eats, we give a background on nutrition. We talk about how to think about macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients, and how different dietary choices affect them. Then we give a broad background on the physiological impacts of grains, sugar and fats. We also give a quick overview of some of the diet trends: Paleo, Whole 30 and Keto. 
01:14:41
October 15, 2019
3. Creating a Birth Plan
In this episode, we discuss questions you might want to consider or discuss with your provider around your wishes during labor and delivery. 
01:21:33
October 7, 2019
2. Nutrition for Fertility Support and Early Pregnancy
This episode discusses how to build up nutrient stores necessary to support pregnancy. Carrying a baby can be very depleting for a woman's body, and vitamins and minerals can take many months to build up in your system. It is best to prepare for pregnancy early and focus on eating nutrient dense foods to support this transition. We also talk about how important fats are to hormone production.
01:24:59
October 1, 2019
1: Introductions and Why We Care About Nutrition
In this episode, Michelle and Marissa are giving background about who we are and what we want to provide to our listeners with this podcast. Westin A Price diet for pregnancy: https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/diet-for-pregnant-and-nursing-mothers/ Free ennegram test: https://www.truity.com/test/enneagram-personality-test
57:07
September 23, 2019