If a professional, polished, well-edited podcast is what you’re after then move along, friends. But if you love unfiltered banter, unedited bloopers and authentic heart sharing then you are in the right place. Oh, we also have the most practical tips on holistic health care covering loads of areas like thyroid, hormones, preconception care, gut health, adrenals and optimising your mindset to heal fully.
Each week we cover topics across the areas of thyroid, gut, fertility, pregnancy, hormonal balancing, mindset, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
Bringing you a combination of solo episodes + interviews with experts in their fields. Nat breaks down complex topics into practical, actionable and real-life bite sized pieces leaving you feeling grounded, informed, inspired and empowered when it comes to true holistic wellbeing.
#115 Breast checks - when, why, and how with Dr Tracy Chandler
Our Guest: Dr. Tracy Chandler
BSc(HONS); MBChB; FRNZCGP; FNZSCM, PGDipSEM, Cert Dermoscopy, Cert Homeopathy, FACNEM, ACNEM, Fellowship Examiner, AIMA Member.
Tracy was born in Canada and grew up and trained in England. She is married to her soulmate Grant and they have seven children. Tracy completed a Biochemistry degree and then her primary medical training in England. This gave her a more in-depth knowledge of the human body than most Doctors are required to know. She then worked as a GP before doing further post-graduate training in Sports and Integrative (Wellness) Medicine and Nutrition. Her decision to specialise in Integrative Medicine partly evolved through her increasing awareness of the impact of nutrition and environment on her own personal and her patients health and well-being. Whilst working and raising her family she became unwell and experienced the frustration of conventional medicine not being able to provide a solution for her healing. It was then she discovered the power of Integrative (Functional) Medicine. This combines the best of conventional and complementary medicine and biochemistry to treat the root cause of poor health. With her own health experience and being a (recovering) ‘perfectionist’ Tracy takes your health very personally!
How to conduct self-breast checks What options are available for breast screening How our breast tissue changes throughout the month and at different stages of life and how this impacts screening Common myths and misconceptions when it comes to Breast Cancer risk So much more! Find Tracy below:
IG - @drwellness_ FB - @drwellness1 Website – www.drwellness.co.nz
#114 Introducing Solids To Babies with Dawn Whitten
Meet Dawn Whitten:
Dawn Whitten is a Naturopath and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is passionate about protecting and nurturing the microbiome of the next generation and has a broad-base of clinical experience with a focus on women’s health through pregnancy and beyond, and infant and toddler health. She has been in clinical practice for 17 years.
Dawn has a particular passion for improving practitioner knowledge in the area of lactation, maternal and infant health. She regularly presents at both National and International Conferences and Online Events. Many of her online lectures can be accessed from the Probiotic Advisor where she covers topics like Introducing Complementary Foods to Infants, The Breastmilk Microbiome and Glycobiome and Infantile “Colic” and “Reflux” Unpacked.
Dawn regularly publishes papers in the peer-reviewed literature and has contributed to clinical textbooks (Including the Breastfeeding chapter in the recently published Hechtman L Ed, 2020, Advanced Clinical Naturopathic Medicine2020, Elsevier). She coordinates two units within the Evidence-based Complementary Medicine Program in the College of Health & Medicine at the University of Tasmania (Hobart, Australia). She is also coordinates her clinic’s internship program and regularly mentors in her areas of expertise. She is part of the Probiotic Advisor Team - an online platform providing evidence based information about probiotics and microbiome-related topics.
Dawn has three daughters spanning 7yrs to 26yrs who continue to contribute to her learning.
Dawn practices at Goulds Natural Medicine in Hobart Tasmania a 130+ year old apothecary with associated clinic and herb farm.
Find Dawn below:
Topics on todays show include:
- Risks of introducing solid foods too early
- Common allergens like peanuts and when or how to introduce these
- Breastfeeding while introducing foods
- Common problems parents run into when introducing foods
- What to do if babies show signs of digestive upset or changes in bowel motions when introducing foods
- Thoughts on introducing dairy
- Baby led weaning
- Common myths busted
#113 Period Pain Remedies
In this episode we're discussing all things Period pain. Including:
What your period should feel like Regular period pain versus something more complex or serious The cause of period pain Food changes to help relieve period pain Supplements for period pain relief Lifestyle and other remedies to provide relief and create more easeful periods
#112 Your body through birth & creating an ecstatic birth
Dr Sarah Buckley is a New-Zealand trained GP, with training in GP obstetrics. She is the author of the internationally best-selling book Gentle Birth. Gentle Mothering and the scientific report Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing, published with Childbirth Connection (US) in 2015.
Sarah is also mother to four children, all naturally born and raised, now happy and healthy in their teens and twenties.
Sarah’s work supports parents to be well informed, and to listen to their hearts and instincts, and take their rightful place as the real experts in their bodies, babies, and families.
Sarah is currently combines mothering with her work as a writer and lecturer on pregnancy, birth and parenting, and is also a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.
See www.sarahbuckley.com and her Hormonal Physiology report at http://transform.childbirthconnection.org/reports/physiology/
Topics covered include:
- What happens hormonally through the birthing process and what the role of these hormones are
- What impacts oxytocin during labour or after birth
- What happens to our hormones after giving birth? and how this relate to how women FEEL
- What an ecstatic birth is
- The main ways women can achieve an empowered ecstatic birth
- Helpful resources for Mums to be
#111 Why and How To Test For Iodine Deficiency
The what, why and how to test your iodine levels.
Iodine is an important mineral in thyroid, immune, and hormonal health. It can influence your weight, brain/mood, immune system, risk of certain Cancers, and your fertility.
It's something that is not tested enough in my opinion and today we are chatting all about why to get tested, and how to get tested.
#110 Kids Constipation Solutions With Sonya Reynolds
Sonya is a passionate and down-to-earth Nutritionist and Life Coach with over 14 years industry experience. During this time in the natural health industry, Sonya has held numerous roles including training, presenting, and writing for both the general public and Practitioners.
Sonya practices from Studio You (www.studio-you.com.au) a busy multi-modality clinic in Sydney’s Birchgrove which was named ATMS Clinic of the year 2019.
Sonya’s specialties include the Ketogenic diet and its potential applications, with clinical experience using the Ketogenic diet in Fat loss and Epilepsy.
She is also loves working with Paediatric patients with digestive complaints, most specifically with finding the underlying causes of constipation.
As a parent of a child with additional needs Sonya is passionate about helping these families live their best lives by using food, vitamins and minerals as therapy.
Find Sonya below:
Studio You on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GirlsFromStudioYou/
Instagram - @sonya_reynolds_nutrition or @girlsfromstudioyou
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