5: Quitting Sugar, Natural Parenting, & Pregnancy Tips

Quitting Sugar - Natural Parenting - Pregnancy tips -podcast episode 5

I’m so happy to introduce Genevieve from MamaNatural.com. Genevieve is mom to two children and she and her husband Mike work together to run the Mama Natural blog and their wildly popular YouTube channel. She’s a also a Wellness Media featured contribute.

As her name suggests, Mama Natural is an expert at all things natural parenting, natural pregnancy and breastfeeding. She is also the mind behind the hilarious video Sh*t Crunchy Mamas Say:

In this episode, Genevieve and I discus:

1:28 Her health struggle and how she came to real food
2:25 Her lightening bolt moment and how she made lasting changes
3:15 Her “last supper”
5:23 The factors that helped her with quitting sugar, lose 60lbs, and keep it off for over 15 years
6:16 How accountability helped her
7:23 How long it takes to detox from sugar and how to do it
8:20 Why she has hope for the health of future generations
10:45 Natural pregnancy, parenting, and birthing tips
16:00 The crunchy thing she can’t do and the crunchiest thing she’s ever done
16:45 The thing she recommends to help have a natural birth – Hint: it starts in the 2nd trimester
17:46 Why Fermented Cod Liver Oil & exercise can improve birth
18:00 Tips to help baby’s position before birth
19:00 Crunchyest thing she’s ever tried, and what weird foods she ate after she gave birth
21:28 Her best advice for listening to your body
23:00 Number one health step to take now
24:07 The book she recommends everyone should read

Posts we Reference

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Reader Comments

  1. I love her!! I follow her blog and yours also!! She has a lot of great info on her site and her videos are great!!

  2. I love that you’re doing podcasts now! I’ve listened to all of them so far, and they are incredibly helpful. I listen to them while I’m doing mindless tasks at work. I love your blog! 🙂

  3. Awesome podcast! Love the Nourishing Traditions comment, so important!

  4. Thank you, ladies, for a great episode! I had never heard of Genevieve but will definitely follow her blog now. I also added the Nourishing Traditions cookbook to my wish list.
    I had similar issues–bad sugar addiction habits, too much let down. I recently did a 3-week sugar detox and honestly, my brain feels better. I also had rapid let down and visited lactation consultants with both my boys; it’s true–they are angels. I could go on, but I’ll just say that I nodded in agreement a lot during this episode. Thanks again for a wonderful podcast!

  5. Love both of you ladies! I am curious about the Raspberry leaf tea you both talk about so frequently. Currently I buy mine in the Traditional Medicinals boxes, but I figure either one or both of you have a bulk source. I know that Mountain Rose Herbs carries it straight up as an herb, but wasn’t sure if that was the same stuff. Thanks for all that you do!

  6. I’m a healthcare professional and for years I tried to figure out why I couldn’t get pregnant. Over $70000 latter of ineffective medical treatments and devastating miscarriage I found myself depressed, angry and unable to find a peace within. I started to run, few blocks at first, than it turned into miles everyday. I didn’t change my diet but I started to pay close attention to the ingredients and tried as much organic produce as possible. Three months later I got pregnant. This was my beginning of more natural way of not only eating but also living. Now a mom of 2 healthy girls- 4 year old and 15 moth old, hope for another healthy pregnancy. It’s been quite a journey, still is. I love reading your blog, always learning new things. I haven’t been able successfully eliminate sugar from my diet. It seems that usually after few weeks I tend to relapse. Hope to see more podcast on that subject. Thank You for all wonderful posts.

  7. Thank you girls. I was so happy when i found mama natural and she led me to you Katie. I think it is wonderful how you share your sites and information. I think mama natural is natural in every way, what i mean by that is that when she speaks to you she is so natural, honest and so easy to connect with her. Love her family and her blog as well. I think i am past 30 days now without refined sugar. I am so relieved as I think i can really overcome it (temptation) now.

  8. I really enjoyed this episode! This might be a bit far down the line, but I was wondering if you had any tips on ensuring children can get healthy nutrition and access to natural foods when enrolling them in daycare or preschool. I’m currently researching a care center in the area, Petit Journey, that takes a holistic approach in their care for kids. Although their values match up with mine, there is still a concern in the back of my mind of nutrition and how to handle it. Do you have any suggestions?

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