Guts and Girl Bits
Guts and Girl Bits covers all things digestion and women's health such a period problems, gut health, hormonal imbalances, pregnancy and parenting related topics. Hosted by Sydney based Naturopath Alison Mitchell with various guests.
Learn about how to improve yours and your families health naturally and be empowered with knowledge.
Alison is a Clinical Naturopath based in NSW, Australia. Contact her on Facebook or via www.naturopathnsw.com.au
All information is general and not a specific recommendation that replaces consulting with a practitioner. Please talk to your healthcare practitioner before undertaking any changes to your treatment regime.
Intro music is Flutter by Jahzzar http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/Onus/Flutter_master
Endometriosis - Natural Management Options
As we reach the end of Endometriosis Awareness Month I wanted to release a little recording I made a while ago for women's health week, in which I spoke about Endometriosis.
Endometriosis is a condition that can significantly affect a woman's quality of life, however there is a lack of awareness and understanding of this condition. It is estimated that 1 in 7-10 women may have this condition, however it can take many years to receive a diagnosis.
I discuss some considerations of addressing this condition with naturopathic medicine, addressing the root causes of immune imbalance.
Created by Naturopath Alison Mitchell
Have you ever wondered what you might say to yourself as a younger person? This episode is a collection of words of wisdom and snippets of advice from a collection of naturopaths, other health practitioners and wise women targeted to a younger generation of women and daughters.
Topics include Awareness of different body types, loving your cycle, being in tune with nature and more.
Featuring Kira Sutherland (Naturopath and Sports Nutritionist), Renee Lynch (Naturopath), Brooke Blair (Women's Physiotherapist), Justine Curran (Family photographer) and Laura Harrison (Naturopath).
Hosted by Alison Mitchell (Naturopath).
Find the transcript here: https://www.naturopathnsw.com.au/dear-daughters
Do your kids have Worms? - Episode 48
You’d be surprised at not only how common worm infestations are in kids, but also how much something like worms can do to your kids. It can affect their behaviour, sleep, energy levels and more.
And by the way, you don’t have to have an itchy bum to have worms. If you suspect that your kid (or yourself) might have worms, then you need to have a look.
I find gastro-intestinal infections to be a key driver for many symptoms in children, but especially so in mental and behavioural health.
In this episode I talk about the common signs and symptoms of worms, how to tell if your kids have worms and what can be done about it.
A Holistic Guide to PCOS - Episode 47
PCOS, also known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a complex condition that can significantly affect a woman’s quality of life. One of the biggest ways it does this is by impacting on a women's ability to conceive and maintain a pregnancy, but it can also impact a woman's self-esteem by making it difficult to lose weight, it causes acne and hair issues, such as too much hair where a woman doesn't want it to be, and potentially thinning of scalp hair.
Of course, there is more to it than that, but those are the major things that women report as the issues they're most upset by.
In this article and podcast, I will discuss the lack of awareness and poor understanding surrounding PCOS, how it is often misunderstood and why its name has a role in this. I discuss the common, and not so common signs and symptoms of PCOS and talk about the driving factors that can cause PCOS to develop. I talk about how PCOS is often diagnosed and discuss some of the key ways PCOS can be addressed naturally.
How to Manage Thyroid Nodules Naturally with Lisa Costa-Bir - Episode 46
Naturopaths Lisa Costa-Bir and Alison Mitchell talk about thyroid nodules in this episode.
Thyroid nodules are typically identified thyroid an ultrasound and indicate the presence of a growth of abnormal cells within the thyroid gland. Nodules vary in their sizes and impact, and while some may wish to manage this, many people may be told they have a nodule yet can observe no negative impact from it. It can be a diagnosis that brings uncertainty and confusion, and so we would like to share information about what thyroid nodules can mean, as well as how to help manage them naturally.
Alison - https://www.naturopathnsw.com.au
Lisa - https://www.lisacostabirnaturopath.com/
A Naturopath's Guide to SIBO with Kirsten Greene - Episode 45
In this episode I chat with the lovely Kirsten Greene (previously Swales) all about SIBO and she shares her wealth of knowledge about what this condition is, and the process of overcoming it.
If you have difficulty with bloating or other tummy problems you should definitely listen to this episode. The health of our gut is so important in all aspects of our wellbeing and you deserve to be free from gut discomfort.
Kirsten Swales has been a practicing Naturopath, Nutritionist and Western Medical Herbalist for the past seven years, and specialises in working with clients who have SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth).
Kirsten has worked in Australia, South Africa and Europe and consults with clients worldwide online.
Originally from South Africa, trained and qualified in Australia, Kirsten is a practising member of Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia and now calls Bali, Indonesia home.
Her primary focus is helping women heal their digestive issues so they can enjoy a loving relationship with their body and food, and for some, so that they may feel “normal”, sometimes for the first time in their lives.
Having been through SIBO and suffering digestion issues herself for years, Kirsten is super passionate in this area and can relate to what her clients are going through.
SIBO free to this day, Kirsten has gone from living with an extreme fear of food due to bloating, weight gain and discomfort, to having a healthy, functioning digestive system and sound relationship with all food.
This is what she wants this for all other SIBO sufferers too.
SIBO, also known as Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth is a condition that can contribute to a wide variety of symptoms, but some of the classic signs that this may be something to consider include:
Bloating, especially soon after eating
Diarrhoea, or Constipation
Wind (Farting, Burping)
Food sensitivities – especially the fodmap group
other inflammatory conditions that you can’t pinpoint the cause
In this episode Kirsten shares information about:
What is SIBO
Her personal journey with SIBO
How to test for SIBO
How to treat SIBO, and how to target treatment based on whether you have a dominance of methane or hydrogen bacteria
How to support digestive health while healing from SIBO
What is hydrogen sulphide SIBO?
Other forms of microbial imbalance: LIBO, and SIFO
Strep infections and SIBO, and how your dental health can impact SIBO
Biofilms and SIBO
Connect with Kirsten:
Kirsten's Online Course: https://www.kirstenswales.com/online-course/
Health & Wellbeing Podcast is awesome. Alison is doing a great job. Keep up the awesome!