89 episodes

Welcome to STATE OF MIND podcast hosted by Nutritional Therapist, Grace Kingswell. Each week Grace talks to a special guest about their lifestyle, health, food and what STATE OF MIND means to them.

There is a strong focus on how our mental state can impact our physical health, along with food, nutrition and lifestyle hacks from the likes of doctors in ethnography, athletes, functional medicine practitioners, bloggers, eco-warriors, business owners, holistic health coaches and from Grace herself.

What does STATE OF MIND mean to you?

Go behind the scenes @gracekingswell on Instagram
or online at gracekingswell.com

STATE OF MIND Grace Kingswell

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 157 Ratings

Welcome to STATE OF MIND podcast hosted by Nutritional Therapist, Grace Kingswell. Each week Grace talks to a special guest about their lifestyle, health, food and what STATE OF MIND means to them.

There is a strong focus on how our mental state can impact our physical health, along with food, nutrition and lifestyle hacks from the likes of doctors in ethnography, athletes, functional medicine practitioners, bloggers, eco-warriors, business owners, holistic health coaches and from Grace herself.

What does STATE OF MIND mean to you?

Go behind the scenes @gracekingswell on Instagram
or online at gracekingswell.com

    Fertility and the Gut Microbiome with Natasha Evans

    Fertility and the Gut Microbiome with Natasha Evans

    Hello and welcome back to state of mind with me, Grace Kingswell. For those of you that are new to the pod - hello hi, I’m Grace, a Nutritional Therapist and new Mum! Hence, this is the first episode I’ve released in a while because time is limited these days with a nearly 9-month old in tow. Today I’m chatting to one of my great friends and colleagues, Natasha Evans. Tash is a Nutritional Therapist specialising in fertility and gut health, and this episode focuses on the relationship between the two - I.e. how all of our different microbiome systems in our bodies influence our fertility outcomes. It’s a really fascinating listen. Tash has also just launched her Fertility 360 method - 9 steps to 9 months, which she tells us all about in this episode. I highly recommend working with Tash if you’re trying to conceive, or if you want to work on your gut health…or ideally (because they’re so connected), both! You can fine Tash on instagram @nenutrition or get in touch via her website nenutrition.co.uk

    • 54 min
    The Mama-Baby Microbiome with Kate Pope

    The Mama-Baby Microbiome with Kate Pope

    Hello and welcome back to State of Mind, with me Grace Kingswell 
     
    Today my guest is the amazing Kate Pope. Kate is a Nutritional Therapist, GAPS practitioner and the founder of Regenerative Cooking School and Mama Baby Biome, the online course that teaches you to reconnect with your local and ancestral food systems in order to heal and support your baby through conditions such as eczema, leaky gut, allergies and intolerances, and teaches you how to introduce solids, how to prepare and prioritise the most nutrient dense foods for you and your family. 
     
    I came across Kate when I most needed her, I was feeling exhausted and lacking direction with my son’s health, and I knew I could be doing better for him regarding what he was eating - and this coming from a Nutritional Therapist! Sometimes as Mums, we’re so exhausted by it all it’s hard to do the things you know you need to - so I signed up to Kate’s course and haven’t looked back. 
     
    In this episode we talk about our birth stories, healing from trauma, preparing your body for birth, pregnancy and the post party period, what to do if your baby was born via c-section and how to help their microbiome recover and establish, the difference between meat stock and bone broth, first foods for babies and so much more. 
     
    It’s also the first time both myself and my guest have cried recording an episode. This is such a vital listen for any parent that wants to do the best for their child. Thank you to Kate and the amazing work she does.
     
    Go check her out on instagram @wildnutritionist 
     
    @gracekingswell

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Water Filters, Water Structuring, Fluoride, Alkaline Water and More with Matt Jarosy

    Water Filters, Water Structuring, Fluoride, Alkaline Water and More with Matt Jarosy

    Welcome back to State of Mind! This episode covers everything to do with WATER. 
     
    We start off by discussing water structuring, an amazing concept that details how water in its natural state (i.e. moving, never still) organises itself to actually be more hydrating for our cells. 
     
    We discuss water filters and compare the best on the market, fluoride, minerals, the pitfalls of reverse osmosis, alkaline water (fad?) and much more. 
     
    Thank you to Matt for chatting to me! Matt is the founder of supplement brand Elivide, and coincidentally, he's just launched a rather amazing counter top water filter! Go check it out at elivide.com
     
    @gracekingswell
    @mattjarosy 

    • 50 min
    Is Breathwork as beneficial as we think?

    Is Breathwork as beneficial as we think?

    Welcome back to another episode of State of Mind Podcast. In this episode I'm talking to James Dowler and Jamie Clements, two incredible breathwork practitioners.
    In this episode we cover:
     
    - Why Wim Hof breathing techniques may be harming your physiology.
    - Top down vs. bottom up therapeutic interventions
    - Breathwork Mastery, a unique offering from James and Jamie.
    - Breathwork for trauma release
    - Psychedelics
    - Do we need more regulation?
    - What style of breathwork to practice and when?
    - Breathwork through a nervous system informed lens.
     
    @gracekingswell
    @breathewithjames
    @the_breath_space

    • 54 min
    How To Prepare for a Successful Pregnancy with Sandra Greenbank

    How To Prepare for a Successful Pregnancy with Sandra Greenbank

    Hello and welcome back, finally, to the podcast. I’m so sorry it’s been so long!
     
    Today I have the wonderful Sandra Greenbank on to talk about fertility. As you will hear, Sandra is incredibly well-respected in this field and her main role these days is to train other Nutritional Therapists, myself included, to be specialists in fertility nutrition as well as seeing her 1-on-1 clients. 
     
    In this episode we cover diet, of course, but also fertility testing (eg vaginal swabs, DNA fragmentation and other things you might consider with your nutritional therapist if you are undergoing any fertility treatment), plus PCOS and how that affects pregnancy outcomes, male factor infertility - actually we spend a long time discussing how to boost sperm health, toxicity and its effect on fertility status and much more. 
     
    There may be some topics in here that you might find sensitive, such as miscarriage, so please bear that in mind. 
     
    You can find Sandra online @sandragreenbank_fertility and @fertility.nutrition.centre 
    and me @gracekingswell

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with Jo Foster

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with Jo Foster

    Today’s episode is on the topic of CFS, also known as ME - i.e. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I have the lovely Jo Foster on with me today. Jo’s a Nutritional Therapist, but also a CFS survivor. She suffered with debilitating symptoms over a period of about 7 years but now lives a completely normal, health and happy life. 
     
    We talk about what CFS actually is, how you get it, what the mechanisms are, and crucially, what to start thinking about in terms of treatment. You CAN heal from chronic fatigue syndrome, that much is certain, but it’s wholly misunderstood and under researched in our conventional health system. 
     
    We also touch on long covid briefly too, which may be of interest to some of you. 
     
    Find Jo on instagram @healandbloom and her website healandbloom.co.uk
    @gracekingswell

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 Ratings

Hartyhey222222 ,

Life changing

Love this podcast & learning so much, thank you.

gpw1998 ,

Life affirming

State of Mind allowed me to get in touch with a lifestyle that allows my body to thrive by reminding us of the infinite complexity but ultimate simplicity Mother Nature intended.

emmartin94 ,

Truly life changing

Having never been someone to listen to podcasts (previous brain fog meant I just didn’t have the attention span) I started listening to State of Mind in the first uk covid lockdown on my daily walks. For me, the advice Grace and her guests share has changed my life. I’ve become obsessed with anything to do with functional medicine / nutritional therapy and never felt happier or healthier. If you also love her podcast I massively recommend subscribing to her Patreon. Absolutely buzzing for and loving the new series. Thank you Grace!

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