100 episodes

This platform is designed to speak to those who value living a full and magnificent life. Your host Lynda Griparic is a naturopath, nutritionist and yoga teacher with an avid and sometimes awkward interest in all things digestive health, especially bowel movements and the intelligent communication systems that exist in the body.

Love and Guts explores all things mind-set, brain health, digestive health, pooping patterns, connection, communication and so much more. It's content may challenge you and at times it may get a bit whacky but never too bio-hacky as I like to keep things practical and accessible to all.

You will hear strategies that you'll want to apply pronto and that's awesome but please remember that information on this podcast channel is NOT designed to replace the advice from your health practitioner.

If you would like some support with your health challenges or goals get in contact. https://bit.ly/2eJLddP

Love & Guts Lynda Griparic | Integrative Practitioner |Gut | Digestion | Constipation |

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 96 Ratings

This platform is designed to speak to those who value living a full and magnificent life. Your host Lynda Griparic is a naturopath, nutritionist and yoga teacher with an avid and sometimes awkward interest in all things digestive health, especially bowel movements and the intelligent communication systems that exist in the body.

Love and Guts explores all things mind-set, brain health, digestive health, pooping patterns, connection, communication and so much more. It's content may challenge you and at times it may get a bit whacky but never too bio-hacky as I like to keep things practical and accessible to all.

You will hear strategies that you'll want to apply pronto and that's awesome but please remember that information on this podcast channel is NOT designed to replace the advice from your health practitioner.

If you would like some support with your health challenges or goals get in contact. https://bit.ly/2eJLddP

    Thriving Through Perimenopause: Debunking Soy, MHT Myths & More | Rhiannon Hardingham

    Thriving Through Perimenopause: Debunking Soy, MHT Myths & More | Rhiannon Hardingham

    #295 Rhiannon is a highly experienced, degree qualified naturopath and nutritionist, and practitioner educator. Specialising in all hormonal health issues including perimenopause, endometriosis, PCOS, PMS & PMDD, male & female infertility, IVF support, pregnancy care and postpartum & paediatric healthcare, Rhiannon and her team at RH: Reproductive Health expertly support couples and individuals in their efforts to navigate their specific circumstances.
    RH:Reproductive health is committed to the successful integration of natural and conventional medicine, and believe ideal outcomes are achieved for patients when all their health care providers are working together. 
    Rhiannon and her team regularly working alongside Melbourne’s top fertility doctors, obstetricians and gynaecologists to achieve the best outcomes for their patients. As testament to this, Rhiannon is routinely invited to present on the topic of collaborative patient care to medical professionals and naturopaths alike.
    After nearly twenty years in busy clinical practice, Rhiannon provides professional mentoring and education for functional medicine practitioners in both group and individual settings. This highly specialised area is outside the scope of standard education and as such, her reproduction and hormonal masterclasses and mentoring programs are a rare opportunity for practitioners to further their skills.
    In this episode, we cover:
    How perimenopause is diagnosed Markers of early change we may see in hormone pathology Strategies to implement throughout perimenopause to optimise hormones, minimise symptoms and improve long-term health outcomes. All things soy: should we be fearful of it? Common misconceptions. (safety, contraindications, benefits) Menopausal Hormone Therapy: What are the different types? (safety, efficacy, and indications) And so much more  
    I can not tell you how excited I am to have Splash Blanket as our Love & Guts sponsor. If you’ve been following me for a while you know that I have many of these divine blankets and have been using them for intimacy, tummy time, toilet training and the list goes on so if you are sick of wet patches, spills, and stains ruining furniture, bedding, and just being an overall bad vibe? Say hello to your new best friend: Splash Blanket!"
    "Although Splash Blanket burst onto the scene with their ingenious design for intimacy blankets—luxuriously soft and super sexy—it's not just for playtime in the bedroom. Splash Blanket is your go-to, versatile solution for a whole range of different situations."
     "Customers swear by it for birthing, postpartum recovery, free bleeding, free nappy time, and even for incontinence in both kids and the elderly. With Splash Blanket, mess worries are a thing of the past!"
    "Ready to make a splash with Splash Blanket? Dive into the world of mess-proof living by visiting their website today! And don't forget to use code GUT15 for an exclusive 15% off!"
     

    • 58 min
    Optimising Gut Microbiome Health With Prebiotics | Alyssa Tait

    Optimising Gut Microbiome Health With Prebiotics | Alyssa Tait

    #294 Alyssa Tait is a naturopath and physiotherapist with a Master’s in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. Her private practice focuses on persistent abdominal and pelvic pain and gut and bowel dysfunction. 
    Alyssa has a special interest in the gut and urogenital microbiomes and disorders of gut-brain interaction. She has spent 20 years in private practice solving complex clinical puzzles through a combined naturopathy and physiotherapy lens. She enjoys helping her naturopathic colleagues’ clients using physiotherapy, and her physiotherapy colleagues’ clients using naturopathy! 
    The application of evidence-based medicine is a long-held interest, which has led to her helping develop clinical practice guidelines on incontinence management and research-based recommendations for the gut microbiome. Alyssa is committed to bridging the gap between orthodox medicine and naturopathic medicine, having spent her career with one foot in each camp.
    In this episode we cover
    What is the difference between prebiotics and fibre  We discuss the potential benefits of prebiotics in the body. What the research reveals. How the prebiotic supplements differ from each other We discuss prebiotics in the diet versus supplements. Can we achieve the same benefits with diet alone? What Personalised Prebiotic Prescription (PPP) Factors do we consider Why it's important to know the research when considering a dose The common issues in clinical practice regarding prebiotic prescribing And so much more   
    I can not tell you how excited I am to have Splash Blanket as our Love & Guts sponsor. If you’ve been following me for a while you know that I have many of these divine blankets and have been using them for intimacy, tummy time, toilet training and the list goes on so if you are sick of wet patches, spills, and stains ruining furniture, bedding, and just being an overall bad vibe? Say hello to your new best friend: Splash Blanket!"
    "Although Splash Blanket burst onto the scene with their ingenious design for intimacy blankets—luxuriously soft and super sexy—it's not just for playtime in the bedroom. Splash Blanket is your go-to, versatile solution for a whole range of different situations."
     "Customers swear by it for birthing, postpartum recovery, free bleeding, free nappy time, and even for incontinence in both kids and the elderly. With Splash Blanket, mess worries are a thing of the past!"
    "Ready to make a splash with Splash Blanket? Dive into the world of mess-proof living by visiting their website today! And don't forget to use code GUT15 for an exclusive 15% off!"
     

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Neurological Adaptations In Pregnancy And Postpartum | Leah Hechtman

    Neurological Adaptations In Pregnancy And Postpartum | Leah Hechtman

    #293 Dr. Leah Hechtman, PhD, is a renowned naturopathic clinician specializing in fertility, pregnancy, and comprehensive reproductive health. In addition to her clinical expertise, she is an engaged researcher, a published author, and a dedicated educator.
    Her extensive qualifications include advanced training in multiple disciplines. She is a revered university lecturer, a sought-after keynote speaker, and a regular voice in the media.
    Committed to a collaborative approach, Dr. Hechtman works closely with each patient’s healthcare team, often involving general practitioners, specialists, and other healthcare professionals. She aims to inter-professionally bridge the gaps between different disciplines and theories, fostering a holistic and collaborative outcome in both clinical practice and research.
    Fuelled by her unquenchable thirst for knowledge and her passion for the intersection of science and spirituality, Dr. Hechtman continuously seeks to deepen her understanding of medicine. 
    This quest for knowledge informs her lectures, making them not only relevant but also immediately applicable and supportive. Widely recognized for her expertise, Dr. Hechtman receives numerous referrals from fertility specialists and IVF clinics globally.
    Instagram @leahhechtman
    Facebook: @LeahHechtman
    In this episode, we cover:
    The brain changes that occur in women throughout their lives, especially during pregnancy Why starting solids before 6 months may be beneficial for some babies The neuro and brain changes specific to the postpartum period and how we can identify them in ourselves and others Matrescence and the differences between women in their 20s vs 30s vs 40s and beyond  What happens to the woman and her brain as she ‘loses’ her sense of self and transforms The role of prolactin and oxytocin during pregnancy and in the postpartum period. What if she chooses or is unable to breastfeed - how does that affect her brain? Microchimerism in the postpartum period - what impact does it have on her brain, sense of self, and immunology Sleep, weight, and hormones - what sleep deprivation is actually doing to the mother’s brain and hallmark periods to watch out for Leah discusses her online Practitioner Only Workshops - The Clinic Room - Unlock Advanced Clinical Strategies And Techniques. Practitioners who are interested in doing this course can receive a discount if you use the code LOVE10. This offer is valid until November 27, 2023.  

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Dr. Jason Hawrelak | Prebiotic Rich Diets In Mental Health And Navigating The Dysbiotic Pattern Observed In Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Dr. Jason Hawrelak | Prebiotic Rich Diets In Mental Health And Navigating The Dysbiotic Pattern Observed In Autism Spectrum Disorder

    #292 Dr. Jason Hawrelak is a research scientist, educator, naturopath, and Western herbalist with more than 18 years of clinical experience. Jason practices at Goulds Natural Medicine, a 136-year-old natural medicine apothecary and clinic located in central Hobart. He did his Honours and Ph.D. degrees examining the causes of dysbiosis and the capacity of probiotics, prebiotics, and herbal medicines to modify the gut microbiome and has written extensively in the medical literature on these topics – including 16 textbook chapters.
    He is on the Medical Nutrition Council of the American Society for Nutrition and was recently awarded a Fellowship from the American College of Nutrition for his significant contributions to the teaching and practice of nutrition in Australia and North America. Jason is also a Fellow of the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia. He is the Chief Research Officer at ProbioticAdvisor.com, which offers a searchable database that enables easy, evidence-based prescribing of probiotic products and online resources for clinicians, and health-conscious members of the public, to learn more about the human microbiome and how they can positively influence these ecosystems.
     
    In this episode we cover
    The GUT FEELINGS Randomised controlled trial where Jason’s team assessed the impact of a probiotic, and a prebiotic-rich diet on mood.


    Gut microbiota alterations that may be observed in those experiencing depression
    The link between the microbiota and Autism spectrum disorder
    The inconsistencies in the data about a specific “ASD dysbiotic pattern
    The main tools Jason is using to modify these different imbalances
    We discuss Jason’s Naturopathic & Functional Medicine Approaches to Gastrointestinal Disorders Course.  Head on over to the show notes where I will provide a link and a special coupon code to receive 20% off until the course begins.


    Show notes
    For Australian residents visit the following page and use LYNDA20 to receive 20% off the course Naturopathic & Functional Medicine Approaches to Gastrointestinal Disorders Course
    For the ‘rest of the world’ visit the following page and use LYNDA20 to receive 20% off the course Naturopathic & Functional Medicine Approaches to Gastrointestinal Disorders Course

    • 55 min
    Dr. Joshua Goldenberg | New Insight On Hydrogen Sulfide SIBO

    Dr. Joshua Goldenberg | New Insight On Hydrogen Sulfide SIBO

    #291 Dr. Goldenberg is passionate about how we evaluate and utilize evidence. He is an active researcher with numerous publications in high-impact scientific journals such as JAMA and the BMJ and is an Associate Research Investigator at the Helfgott Research Institute. He is faculty for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine and the Helfgott Research Institute where he teaches critical evaluation of the medical literature and advanced evidence synthesis. His love for teaching integrative evidence-based medicine led him to found the DrJourncalClub website and Podcast. He received his Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University and his Bachelor's in Molecular Biology with honors from the University of Pennsylvania.
    He is a past  President of the Gastroenterology Association of Naturopathic Physicians and a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Gastroenterology. His clinical focus is on integrative approaches to gastroenterology conditions with a special focus on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. He sees patients virtually at the Goldenberg GI Center. His interest in evidence has taken him from clinic to courtroom, recently co-founding three businesses focusing on brain injury litigation and forensic epidemiology.
    In this episode we cover
    What is hydrogen sulfide and what is its function in the body When does hydrogen sulfide  become a problem and what may one experience if they have H2S overgrowth Joshua's insight from his current research on Hydrogen Sulphide SIBO How is Joshua currently testing for it? He sheds light on the new at-home handheld devices for SIBO testing Treatment strategies for Hydrogen sulphide SIBO And so much more

    • 1 hr
    Emrys Goldsworthy | Updates On The Vagus Nerve

    Emrys Goldsworthy | Updates On The Vagus Nerve

    #281 Emrys is the director and principal clinician at Athletica Physical Health and has owned and operated clinics for over 15 years. In addition to practicing as a Musculoskeletal Therapist. He is the writer and presenter of the Vagal Complex and the Vagus Nerve Stimulation Certification programs. He also presents for Astir Australia in Shockwave Therapy. Previously, he was the Senior Lecturer for the Department of Musculoskeletal Therapy at the Endeavour College of Natural Health, a position he held for over 9 years. 
    Emrys originally trained as a classical ballet dancer at the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet in Melbourne. He went on to join the Royal New Zealand Ballet Company as a company artist where he danced ballets such as Romeo and Juliet, Coppelia, The Nutcracker, A Million Kisses to My Skin, and many more. After having his own health troubles, he decided to retire from ballet and moved back to Australia. The following year he enrolled in a Bachelor of Health Science (Musculoskeletal Therapy).
    Emrys works on the cause of patients' conditions with a particular focus on nerve pain and the role of the brain to gut axis (including the vagus nerve).
    In this episode, we cover:
    What the vagus nerve is What is the role of vagus nerve stimulation in regulating inflammation  It's potential in microbiome dysregulation Emry’s thoughts on using a TENS machine for at-home stimulation of the VN Other at-home applications that may be useful Ways that vagus tone may be assessed Emrys shares information on the practitioner training he has available and so much more

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 Ratings

SandiHealth ,

Exceptional information in every episode

I have listened to many of the L + G podcasts episodes and find them highly educational with top guest! I have wanted to write a review for a while but kept forgetting. Thanks for taking time to share your insight, and the guest you have are a wealth of knowledge in so many areas!!

JoHaire5 ,

Loved the Tara Nelson episode on thyroid function

Loved the Tara Nelson episode about thyroid health - so informative, detailed and easy to follow. Had to pause a few times and go back to write everything down! So many helpful nuggets of info! Thanks for sharing :)

Antman52 ,

Patrick McKeown

All of Linda’s podcasts are entertaining, informative and professional and definitely worth following, I really enjoyed Patrick’s episode on breathing. So simple and yet many aren’t doing it right. Thanks Lynda.
BTW your better me tea is pretty awesome as well.

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