Melissa Gearing is The Naked Naturopath, and not just because she likes to get her kit off! Mel is passionate about stripping back the seemingly complicated advice that surrounds us in the world of health and wellness. With six years experience in health food and three clinic spaces seeing clients one on one, she is able to answer all of your health questions straight up. Mel has never been one to beat around the bush and is fast talking and acting in life, providing answers that give you the knowledge and tools to make a change. Mel doesn't believe in fads, one-offs or short term fixes and aims to give simple, balanced and practical advice when it comes to the health of you and your family. On this podcast, Mel will educate you on the use of herbs for healing purposes, the same way we can use food as medicine for chronic disease and preventative medicine. This is traditionally what herbal medicine was; The head of the house (usually the woman) would have an arsenal of local herbs and plants to use as medicine for her family. Mel sees this as the single best way that you can control where your health journey takes you, on an everyday basis. The Naked Naturopath aims to educate you on how to best look after yourself and your family in the most natural way possible, to then be able to empower your community with this knowledge! mgherbs.com facebook.com/mgherbsaustralia instagram.com/mgherbsaustralia
TNN 100: Celebrating 100 With Conscious Couples
Happy to be celebrating our 100th episode of this podcast! With special guests Cindra and Luke from Conscious Couples (conscious-couples.com) and Sam, my husband.
Reminiscing on our past one hundred episodes, we want to say a big THANKYOU to you all for being on this journey with us. Mel talks about the evolution of this podcast and where we are today.
The four of us discuss everything from relationships to being a holistic health provider, exercise as medicine and what does being conscious looks like. We talk about honesty within our relationships and the reality of self-development in long term relationships, giving some real-life examples of stuff from our own marriages.
We know you will resonate with this episode and get an insight into behind the scenes of the podcast too!
For more on Cindra and Luke, head to their Insta @consciouscouplescoaching and follow us on @mgherbs_thenakednaturopath
We are taking a little break from podcasting, so please head back and check out our catalogue of episodes. Mel is continuing to see clients online and you can book at mgherbs.com
Thank YOU for listening and subscribing and giving us a reason to keep making this podcast.
We love you and will be back soon xo
TNN 99: Covid-19
First of all, I am thinking of all of you! Hope you are safe and well. We will get through this together.
I wanted to jump in and share my thoughts on the current pandemic and offer support and assistance as much as I can. I sent this information out in my newsletter to my clients, but thought it valuable to share with you all!
On this episode, I share my tips and insights on this time and what we can do to stay healthy, both physically and mentally.
I created a loose “routine” with activities myself and my daughter can do throughout the day, including meal times. Staying calm is important, controlling your stress response assists your immune system.
Switching off is vital, controlling what is coming in and the sources we are being exposed to. Connecting with other people, via the phone and video calling technology, has been a saving grace for me!
Finding ways to experience joy will have a physiologically positive effect on you too.
Boost your immune system with echinacea, andrographis, astragalus (not for autu-immune affected people) and elderberry are useful herbs. Seek advice from your holistic health practitioner.
Essential oils are all anti-microbial (better than anti-bacterial), so use them everywhere! Lavender, lemon, clove, tea tree, eucalyptus. I have made a herbal hand sanitisers, available on my website.
I have immune packs on sale too! And still seeing clients online.
Tune in to hear more of my tips and ways I can support you and head over to mgherbs.com/shop for immune packs, hand sanitiser and to book your online consults.
Thankyou as always for tuning in, if you have a moment we would love for you to leave a rating and review on iTunes!
Until next time, take care of yourselves xo
TNN 98: Love Your Guts Retreat with Steph de Sousa
The wonderful Steph de Sousa joins me on the podcast today, to talk all about our upcoming retreat, Love Your Guts!
Steph is a former contestant on the MasterChef TV show, fellow podcaster and author. We love working together and always have so much fun when we do, so we’re super excited to bring this exclusive retreat to you.
We talk about what this retreat is NOT and what the weekend away with us will include. Your retreat experience will include wine and fun, as well as learning, relaxing and meeting like-minded people!
On this episode, we discuss why we are making this retreat plant based, what your experience will be like, how we’ll address wastage in the kitchen and so much more.
We know this will inspire you to book your spot away with us in May – And yes, this event is going ahead!
Book here – mgherbs.com/shop/loveyourguts
And follow Steph on Insta @steph.j.desousa and myself @mgherbs_thenakednaturopath
We can’t wait to see you at this amazing event, hosted at Cabins In The Clouds in the Hunter Valley, NSW.
TNN 97: Mel Talks Publishing
Mel talks about her publishing journey on this episode! The author of three cookbooks now, with the first two self-published and the last one published with one, then another publishing company.
I recently shared this talk at Natex, an extraordinary natural health conference on the Gold Coast recently. I was nervous to do this presentation because it’s pretty candid and it does get very honest!
Mel shares the many hurdles in creating a book, in self-publishing and promoting and talks through her experience with a publisher, which didn’t work out, and then finally onto a second edition with a second publisher.
If you are considering publishing a book, listen closely! And if not, this is an eye-opening and enlightening episode anyways.
To get your copy of Mel’s latest book, From Peasants Food To Superfoods, head to mgherbs.com
TNN 96: Talking All Things Supplements With Nikki Warren
Special and regular guest Nikki Warren (creator of Naturobest) is on the podcast again this episode!
We chat about the quality of supplements in Australia and regulation of these, MTHFR and the controversy in the western medical world about this, anxiety and methylation, dosage of folate and SO much more information about these topics.
You’ll find out about how useful health information is often covered up, an expose of cheap over the counter supplements and how they can be detrimental to you as well.
If you are interested in the wonderful Naturobest range, you can see Nikki’s website https://naturobest.com/ and make an appointment with me to find out which ones would be best for you. I would also love to support you with fertility and pregnancy support.
For more on me, head to mgherbs.com and follow me on Instagram @mgherbs_thenakednaturopath
If you have a moment, I would so much appreciate a star rating and review to help this podcast reach more people! And feel free to share too.
Thanks as always for listening in!
TNN 95: Dr Andrea “The Sperm Whisperer”
Dr Andrea Huddleston joins me on the podcast to talk all things SPERM and fertility. I have done many podcasts about women’s fertility and menstruation thus far, it’s about time we spoke about the penis-holding humans out there!
I was struck by this fact on Andrea’s podcast and decided we NEEDED to discuss this on the podcast – Did you know sperm counts have halved worldwide in the last forty years?! In Australia, male infertility is the number one cause of infertility. It’s time to get onboard!
On this episode, we talk ALL about men’s reproductive health. It’s essential, it’s necessary for fertility and it’s not talked about enough. So listen in fellas!
It’s easier for males to improve their reproductive health than women’s, and there is so many things that factor in. Diet, lifestyle, environment all come into play and we talk about how to start addressing these factors.
A MUST LISTEN – get your partners, parents, kids and put this on whilst you’re driving to get this message across to the males in your life.
Tune into Andrea’s podcast The Wellness Women, also on The Wellness Couch, and find out more about her at http://www.drandrea.com.au/
Find out more about us at mgherbs.com and follow us on Instagram at @mgherbs_thenakednaturopath
If you have a spare moment, we’d love you to review this episode on iTunes.
Thanks as always for listening!