Each week Steph Lowe speaks with experts from all over the world in the areas of nutrition, microbiome health, environmental sustainability, psychology, meditation and more. Together we’ll teach you the answers to becoming healthy, happy and a more conscious human, and why your contribution to the planet truly matters.
HHHK 381: Gentle Birthing & the Role of Hormonal Physiology During Labour with Dr. Sarah Buckley
Dr. Sarah Buckley really need no introduction but for those of you who are yet to come across her work, she is a New Zealand-trained family physician with additional qualifications in obstetrics and family planning. She is the mother of four home-born children, and currently combines motherhood with her work as a writer on pregnancy, birth and parenting. Her book, Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering has played a huge role in my life and today we really just touch the surface of Sarah’s work, exploring oxytocin and just how importance our hormone physiology is during labour. This is an incredible episode that takes a deep dive into birth as a neuro-psycho-social event and allows us to consider how this can continue to motherhood and beyond. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/381 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
HHHK 380: Iron Levels, Heavy Periods & Why the Mirena Isn't the Answer with Steph Lowe
In today’s episode we turn the tables and Elly interviews me on one of my favourite topics – low iron, heavy periods and why the Mirena (or Kyleena, for that matter) isn’t the answer. Our hope is that you learn many of the natural strategies that we use to both resolve heavy menstrual bleeding and the associated low iron levels, and that you leave feeling empowered, knowing that there is a holistic way to manage your symptoms, regain your quality of life, and avoid Maltofer, Ferro-grad C, iron infusions and birth control, none of which address the root cause.
Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/380 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
HHHK 379: The Menstrual Cycle - Phases, Food, Cravings & Movement with Elly McLean
In today’s episode we are joined by Elly McLean to discuss your menstrual cycle – how to understand the four distinct phases, timing for testing reproductive hormones, subtle nutrition adjustments that you may need to make, how to manage your cravings, how to optimise your movement schedule and so much more. Let’s dive in. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/379 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
HHHK 378: Posture, Digestion & Optimal Health with Dr Aimee Brown
In today’s episode we are joined by holistic Chiropractor Aimee Brown to explore posture, digestion and optimal health. We look at the role of posture in relation in brain function and longevity, how movement and variety of movement influences your cognition – this especially applies to those of us with very sedentary occupations - the influence of posture on your digestive system, the basics for optimal health and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/378 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
HHHK 377: Women's Health & Menstrual Health Education & the Standard of Care with Solaine Douglas
In today’s episode we are again joined by Solaine Douglas to take a deep dive into women’s health and menstrual health education, unpacking the problems with the standard of care and conventional wisdom. The specific areas we cover include birth control and period education, our conception and fertility landscape and the significant gaps that we see in testing for optimal health, then equally, the conversation around oestrogen and bone health and what this means for peri and menopausal women. Essentially, we answer the question: are updates needed in the standard of care provided to females? I’m sure you already know what the answer is and please join us to dissect this fascinating topic today.
Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/377 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
HHHK 376: “Normal Physiological Birth” & Exploring Attitudes to Pain with Rhea Dempsey
In today’s episode we are joined by Rhea Dempsey, who, for the few of you who don’t know, is a childbirth educator, speaker, counsellor, birth attendant and founder of Birthing Wisdom. Rhea’s work continues to be revolutionary, allowing women interested in natural birth to find or regain their power and truly know that the natural birth they dream of is possible. Rhea and I discuss normal physiological birth and unpack topics within including the role of pain, the epidural, the cascade of intervention, the significance of continuity of care and so much more. There are a few profanities in this episode, so please be mindful if you have little ears around. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/376 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
Favourite so far... Grant Schofield! Well worth a listen. This guy is so humble, funny, yet very clued up on LCHealthyF for athletes. 10/10!