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Health, Happiness & Human Kind

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 1 season, 491 episodes, 2 days, 1 hour, 5 minutes
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The Real Food Reel (RFR) is here to get real on the current research, debunk food myths, and educate you how to just eat real food (JERF). We cover real food (obviously), low carb high fat (LCHF), sports nutrition, endurance exercise, performance, hormones, gut health, fat loss, recipes and much more. Each week we interview leading experts in the field and you get the hard facts, truth bombs, and information gold mines simply by subscribing below. If you love what we do then please leave us a review on iTunes, share with your friends and continue to spread the RFR love.
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HHHK 493: Wayne Holdsworth of SmackTalk Turning Personal Grief into a Movement for Suicide Awareness

In today’s episode we are joined by Wayne Holdsworth to share with you his personal story of tragedy and now, activism. This episode discusses suicide so please only continue listening today if it feels right for you. We discuss suicide and the need for increased awareness and action regarding mental health challenges and suicide prevention. We cover the urgent need to protect children and teens from cybercrime and share with you the proposed legislation in Australia. We hope this inspires you to join our collective action to reduce our alarming suicide rates and implore media outlets to prioritise mental health stories and to continue to reduce the existing stigma and shame surrounding suicide.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/493 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.   If this story has affected you and you need crisis support, please reach out to Lifeline. You can call 131 114, text 0477 131 114, or visit http://www.lifeline.org.au for web chat. These services are available 24/7.   Need help? Where to find support: Lifeline: 131 114  MensLine Australia: 1300 789 978  Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467        Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636  Sextortion: esafety.gov.au
7/10/202452 minutes, 45 seconds
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HHHK 492: Understanding Metabolism and Weight Loss for Women in Mid-Life with Joe Hoye

In today’s episode we are joined by Joe Hoye from Hoye Fit. Joe shares with us his personal journey from insecurity to fitness enthusiasm and coaching and what inspired his upcoming online summit, 'Midlife Makeover Summit’. We share with you weight loss challenges in midlife, emphasising the need for a holistic approach that considers metabolic health, personal experiences and success stories of clients who have achieved fat loss while consuming more than 1200 calories per day, our approaches to nutrition and metabolism coaching, highlighting the importance of building trust with clients and prioritizing a balanced approach and so much more.    Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/492 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.   Three months of free coaching link: giveaway.hoyefit.com/hhahk  
7/4/202442 minutes, 58 seconds
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HHHK 491: Uncovering the Root Causes of IBS Through Holistic Testing and Treatments, Finding a Sustainable Work-Life Balance and Supporting Digestive Health with Nourished Blends with Lynsey Koch

In today’s episode we are joined by Lynsey Koch, Nutritionist from Seed & Sprout Nutrition. Lynsey and I discuss holistic approaches to digestive health, including stress management, advanced testing methods and the significance of circadian rhythm in maintaining a healthy gut microbiome. We explore the challenges of balancing work and family life, particularly for women, the need for self-care and setting boundaries to avoid burnout, the use of nutritional supplements for digestive health, the importance of using high-quality ingredients and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/491 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
6/26/202445 minutes, 15 seconds
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HHHK 490: Male Infertility, Factors at Play, Testing + How to Optimise Male Fertility for Conception with Steph Lowe

In today’s episode Solaine Douglas interviews me on all things male fertility and hormones. We discuss the need for a more comprehensive approach to male fertility diagnostics and treatment, emphasizing the importance of including men in the fertility conversation from day one. We explore comprehensive male hormone assessments and individualised support, six months prior to conception. We also highlight the importance of optimizing male fertility through a holistic approach that considers lifestyle, nutrients, stress management, personalized and early intervention and so much more.     Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/490 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
6/19/202446 minutes, 2 seconds
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HHHK 489: Understanding Teens - Athletes, RED-S, Low Iron & More with Kira Sutherland

In today’s episode we are joined by Kira Sutherland, to discuss teens - athletes, RED-S, low iron and more. Kira shares with us the primary reasons teens come to work with her and the positive relationship between nutrition and athletic performance rather than it solely being about body composition or aesthetics. We explore RED-S - Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport - and how this affects male and female athletes, how common low iron is for teens, the root cause approach and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts489 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
6/12/202444 minutes, 4 seconds
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HHHK 488: Hypothalamic Amenorrhea, Ovulation, Fasting & More with Steph Pearson

In today’s episode we are joined bySteph Pearsontodiscuss the complex relationship betweenhormonal imbalances and nutrition, particularly in relation to reproductive health. We highlight thecauses and consequences of hormonal imbalances, including hypothalamic amenorrhea, theimportance of menstrual cycle tracking, the potential impact ofbiohackingtrends like fasting and somuch more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/488 for show notes, episode transcripts and more
6/10/202443 minutes, 21 seconds
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HHHK 487: Is it Really ADHD? with Kirsty Wirth

In today’s episode we are joined by Kirsty Wirth from Kultured Wellness to explore the recent surge in ADHD diagnoses. We discuss the importance of understanding and managing your symptoms through routines, boundaries and sleep, while addressing root causes such as overstimulation and imbalanced cerebellum function. We discuss the effects of excessive screen time on brain development and behaviour in children, the challenges of perimenopause and hormone imbalances in women, the importance of setting boundaries and taking control of your well-being, and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/487 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
5/30/202451 minutes, 22 seconds
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HHHK 486: Fertility, IVF & the Vaginal Microbiome with Holly Sinclair

In today’s episode we are joined by Holly Sinclair, a fierce advocate for women’s health and wellness., who helps women (and men) overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles to conceive. We talk about preconception and male factor fertility issues, semen analysis, functional testing, our challenges with the term “unexplained infertility” and traditional IVF approaches, the vaginal microbiome, ureaplasma infections and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/486 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
5/22/202450 minutes, 52 seconds
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HHHK 485: What’s New in Microbiome Testing with Rachel Larsson

In today’s episode we are joined by Rachel Larsson to explore what’s new in microbiome testing. We look specifically to CoBiome and their new dream tests, MetaXplore GI and MetaXplore GI Plus, tests that many practitioners including myself have been waiting for, for many years. You will learn the importance of metagenomic sequencing, the functional gut microbiome profile including metabolites, targeted pathogen and parasite panels, and their limitations, a functional gut microbiome profile and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/485 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
5/15/202458 minutes, 12 seconds
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HHHK 484: 'What's My Body Telling Me' with Dr Anthea Todd

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr Anthea Todd, women's health practitioner and Chiropractor, with a little bit of spice. Anthea is the author of the recently released 'What's My Body Telling Me?' and today we explore your symptoms, how your body is the solution, not the problem, the four fundamentals of women’s health - nervous system, metabolism, blood sugars and nutrients - and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/484 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.  
5/8/202438 minutes, 31 seconds
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HHHK 483: Psychoneuroimmunology, Wholism & Anxiety with Dr Michelle Woolhouse

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr. Michelle Woolhouse to explore mind-body medicine or psychoneuroimmunology and how it relates to medicine, dis-ease and wellness. We consider the role of the nervous system in many chronic diseases and reframe anxiety as a powerful teacher, suffering as an opportunity for powerful growth and our own vulnerability as the catalyst for global change.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/483 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
5/1/202451 minutes, 9 seconds
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HHHK 482: Birth, Trauma & the Senate Inquiry with Rhea Dempsey

In today’s episode we are again joined by Rhea Dempsey, childbirth educator and author of two incredible bibles – Birth with Confidence and Beyond the Birth Plan. Together we explore birth trauma – the statistics, the realities, the role of Queen oxytocin, the butterfly effect of synthetic oxytocin, the 2024 Senate inquiry into birth trauma and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/482 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
4/24/20241 hour, 29 minutes, 6 seconds
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HHHK 481: Saving Lives with Empathetic Gifting with Mentwell & Nikki Williams

In today’s episode I am very excited to introduce you to Nikki Williams from Mentwell. Nikki shares with us her own personal health and wellness journey and how this led her to her purpose – changing lives with empathetic gifting. We talk about mental health and the stigmas we still face, the role of therapy versus other modalities including somatic therapy, empathetic as opposed to material gifting, how you can be involved in her mission to save lives globally and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/481 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
4/17/202435 minutes, 23 seconds
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HHHK 480: Endometriosis - Inflammation, Estrogen, LPS & a Root Cause Approach with Steph Pearson

In today’s episode we are joined by our new TNN practitioner, Steph Pearson to explore endometriosis, or endo. Steph shares with us her personal journey with endo from a young age and how this played out under a conventional medical model. We explore the potential root causes of endo, including inflammation, estrogen and LPS, the common symptom presentation, the role of progesterone, pelvic ultrasounds, the significance of adequate pathology testing and interpretation, a whole food nutritional approach, key supplements and so much more. Steph is a wealth of knowledge and extremely passionate about women’s health, and I hope you will join me in welcoming her to our team.  Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/439 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
4/10/202453 minutes, 27 seconds
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HHHK 479: Women's Physiology - Research, Nutrition, Training, the Menstrual Cycle, Perimenopause & More with Dr Stacy Sims

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr Stacy Sims, international exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist who aims to revolutionize exercise nutrition and performance for women, focusing on female athlete health and performance and pushing the dogma to improve research on all women. We have such a wide-ranging conversation under the banner of her famous tagline, “women are not small men”, including research, nutrition, training, the menstrual cycle, periods, endometriosis, perimenopause, elite sport and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/479 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
4/3/202451 minutes, 5 seconds
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HHHK 478: Your Microbiome & Fertility with Megan Haralampou

In today’s episode we are joined by Megan Haralampou otherwise known as The Biomedical Naturopath. We explore many aspects to fertility – adequate testing, macronutrients, micronutrients, key supplements, the importance of a healthy microbiome, how to optimise an IVF journey and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/478 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
3/27/202448 minutes, 50 seconds
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HHHK 477: Iron Levels, Pregnancy & Why Maltofer or an Infusion Isn't the Answer with Steph Lowe

In today’s episode we turn the tables and Solaine interviews me on a much awaited topic – low iron, pregnancy and why Matlofer or an iron infusion isn’t the answer. We explore the role of iron in pregnancy, the importance of haemoglobin, our misdirected obsession towards ferritin, the problems with conventional pathology reference ranges, my concerns with Maltofer, Ferro-grad C and high saturation, all about hepcidin, iron infusions plus what you can do and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/396 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
3/20/202454 minutes, 58 seconds
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HHHK 476: Fasting Like a Women with Kira Sutherland

In today’s episode we are joined by Kira Sutherland, to discuss fasting for women. We consider traditional Naturopathic models of fasting in comparison to the popularised versions of our current day, our concerns around long-term fasting and nutrient intake, fasting and training, the role of coffee in fasting, how to truly fast like a woman and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts476 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
3/13/202452 minutes, 58 seconds
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HHHK 475: Weight Loss v Fat Loss, Ozempic, PCOS & More with Solaine Douglas

In today’s episode we are joined by Solaine Douglas to explore weight loss versus fat loss, Ozempic, PCOS and more. We explore weight loss versus body composition changes, our concerns with nutrient deficiencies and the long term implications of traditional diet culture, proper testing and interpretation for PCOS, insulin resistance, thyroid diagnosis and treatment, the importance of tracking your intake for health and fat loss and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/475 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
3/6/202439 minutes, 3 seconds
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HHHK 474: Mental Health Matters with Stella Ladikos

In today’s episode we are joined by Stella Ladikos, fierce mental health advocate, counsellor, speaker, and huge believer in therapy to discuss mental health. We explore “mental health first aid” and the importance of us all becoming “everyday heroes” and developing skills in empathy and listening versus our default “fix-it mode”. Stella teaches us what we can say to help our loved ones, how to approach a loved one who appears to be struggling with their mental health, the importance of holding space, her thoughts on the stigmas around mental health in 2024 and so much more.  This is such a powerful conversation that I hope you truly listen to today. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/474 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
2/28/202442 minutes, 36 seconds
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HHHK 473: The Dark Side of #Ozempic with Dr. David Harper

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr. David Harper, to uncover the dark side of the class of drugs known as glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) analogs, with the most well-known being Ozempic. We explore weight loss versus fat loss, our concerns with long term caloric restriction, the mild and serious potential side effects of these pharmaceuticals, our issues with the lack of regulation surrounding social media influencers, prescribing doctors and now, purchasing websites where no prescriptions are required. Let’s dive straight in. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/473 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
2/21/202459 minutes, 11 seconds
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HHHK 472: Fuelling Your Cycle with Thea Doyle

In today’s episode we are joined by Thea Doyle to teach you how to fuel your cycle. We cover the importance of understanding your menstrual cycle and the four key phases, including how and what to track, the significance of ovulation and the role of ovulation predictor kits. We then examine the follicular and luteal phases and uncover the key differences in macronutrient utilisation, performance, exercise intensity, hydration and so much more. This is not just for athletes, this is for every woman who wants to optimise her health, performance, fertility and longevity. To join Thea’s incredible masterclass, Fuelling Your Cycle, head to the show notes for more information.   Masterclass: Fuelling Your Cycle - book your ticket here.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/472 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
2/14/202443 minutes, 46 seconds
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HHHK 471: Finding Your Health Mojo for February & Beyond with Elly McLean

In today’s episode we are joined by Elly McLean to help you find your health mojo for February and beyond. We explore the common conversations we have both been having with our one-on-one clients already this year, and take you through how to find your why, the power of continuous tracking (and we don’t mean the number on the scales), “quitter’s day” and the importance of accountability, specific goal setting and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/471 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
2/7/202439 minutes, 19 seconds
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HHHK 470: Egg Freezing - Statistics, Ethical Considerations, Preparation & More with Jenna McDonald

In today’s episode we are joined by Jenna McDonald to discuss the assisted reproductive technology of egg freezing. We look closely at this so-called “fertility preservation” and explore the process of egg freezing, the true statistics involved in achieving a live birth, ethical considerations, including the role of social media and influencers, the emotional and financial costs, how to be on the right side of the stats via your preparation and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/470 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
1/31/202457 minutes, 36 seconds
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HHHK 469: The Latest in Ketogenic Breast Cancer Research with Dr David Harper

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr David Harper to explore the latest in ketogenic breast cancer research. We specifically speak to his recently published study, ‘Feasibility and metabolic outcomes of a well-formulated ketogenic diet as an adjuvant therapeutic intervention for women with stage IV metastatic breast cancer: The Keto-Care trial’. As well as unpacking what it takes to conduct a trial of this experimental design, we look at what improvements can be obtained with both 3 and 6 months in nutritional ketosis, including blood ketone levels, blood glucose levels, insulin levels, body fat percentage and more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/469 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
1/25/202459 minutes, 9 seconds
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HHHK 468: Living to 100 with Dr Damian Kristof

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr Damian Kristof to explore what he has learned from the Blue Zones all these years since their discovery, and his thoughts on Ikaria, Sardina, Okinawa, and the soon-to-be added, Singapore. We explore quality versus quantity of life, the foundations of longevity, biohacking and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/468 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
1/17/202447 minutes, 12 seconds
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HHHK 467: 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/467 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
1/10/202446 minutes, 37 seconds
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HHHK 466: Could Gilbert's Syndrome Explain Your Gut, Period, Mental Health or Alcohol Issues? with Solaine Douglas

In today’s episode we are joined by Solaine Douglas to discuss Gilbert’s Syndrome, including prevalence, diagnosis and the issues with both a standard medical definition, treatment (or lack thereof) and our conventional pathology reference ranges. We explore the real relevance of Gilbert’s and how it relates to your gut, your periods, your mental health and your alcohol tolerance. We then dive into treatment and offer you many strategies to optimize your health, your hormones and your microbiome, that will be extremely helpful for both Gilbert’s patients and beyond.     Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/466 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
1/3/202445 minutes, 4 seconds
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HHHK 465: Understanding Hashimoto's Thyroiditis with Steph Lowe

In today’s episode we share with you an episode from The Holistic Sister with Eliza Hedley to talk all about thyroid health, specifically Hashimoto’s. Let’s take a deeper dive into autoimmunity, root causes, the role of Thyroxine, medication-free treatment strategies, the potential of remission and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/465 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
12/27/202348 minutes, 54 seconds
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HHHK 464: Conceiving Over 35 - How Relevant is Advanced Maternal Age With Jenna McDonald

In today’s episode we are joined by Jenna McDonald from The Fertility Suite to discuss conceiving over 35 and answer the question: how relevant is advanced maternal age? We discuss the relevance of the age 35, testing including AMH and your mid-luteal progesterone, the three main factors of egg count, egg reserve, conception as 50/50, or getting your partner involved, and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/464 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
12/20/202346 minutes, 3 seconds
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HHHK 463: Do You Really Have Low Iron with Steph Lowe

In today’s episode I am interviewed by Alexx Stuart for her podcast Low Tox Life. We take a deep dive into low iron and cover true low iron, fatigue, root causes, nutritional cofactors, iron supplements, iron infusions, how we must change our approach pre and post menopause, the impact of hemochromatosis and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/463 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
12/15/202358 minutes, 42 seconds
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HHHK 462: The Everything Episode with Steph Lowe

In today’s episode I am interviewed by Britt Wilde for her podcast The Totality Experience. We cover everything from the real deal on iron, to hormones and training to support your menstrual cycle, thyroid health, pathology testing, reference ranges and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/462 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
12/6/20231 hour, 58 minutes, 3 seconds
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HHHK 461: Understanding Orthorexia with Steph Pearson

In today’s episode we are joined by our in-house Naturopath and Nutritionist Steph Pearson to discuss orthorexia. Steph opens up about her personal journey and we explore how this impacted her mental health, sleep, digestion, hormones, and then later, her fertility. We hope this inspires you to consider when healthy eating can in fact become unhealthy.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/461 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
11/30/202342 minutes, 25 seconds
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HHHK 460: Parkinson's Disease, Trauma, Toxins & Infections with John Coleman

In today’s episode we are joined by John Coleman, a Naturopath who commenced his practice at the end of 1998 after achieving his own recovery from advanced Parkinson's disease and early-stage Multi System Atrophy. This is an incredible story of not-only recovery, but John’s inspiring career and dedication of his life to helping others achieve their recovery via a root cause approach including trauma, toxins, infections and so much more.  Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/460 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
11/22/202359 minutes, 36 seconds
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HHHK 459: Your Gut & Histamine, Salicylates, Sulphates & Oxalates with Rachel Larsson

In today’s episode we are joined by Rachel Larrson to explore your gut and histamine, salicylates, sulphates and oxalates. We consider your symptom profile and teach you how to distinguish between these potentially triggering groups of foods, plus we discuss the role of specific microbiome tests, explore a broader approach looking at the whole ecosystem and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/459 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
11/16/202351 minutes, 7 seconds
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HHHK 458: Mothering Multiple Children, Boundaries, Priorities & the Fourth Trimester with Emma Maidment

In today’s episode we are joined by Emma Maidment to share with you her journey into becoming a mother for the second time. We discuss her fourth trimester, and how this differed the second time around, with a toddler in tow, what she prioritises for her health and therefore the health of the whole family unit, adjustments that may need to be made to movement and mindfulness, how to make sure everyone’s needs are met and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/458 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
11/8/202352 minutes, 1 second
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HHHK 457: Unpacking Histamine From a Hormonal, Reproductive & Mental Health Lens with Sage King

In today’s episode we are joined by Sage King, Naturopath and Nutritionist from RH Reproductive Health. We take a deep dive into histamine, and unpack how it is so much more than the allergy and inflammation messenger it is mostly commonly known as. We cover the relevance of histamine for hormonal health, reproductive health and mental health, the differences between DAO and HNMT, the role and relevance of a low histamine diet, its’ relationship to methylation and MTHFR, the impact of stress, the key dietary and supplement considerations and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/457 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
11/1/202340 minutes, 17 seconds
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HHHK 456: Why You Need to Be Basal Body Temperature (BBT) Tracking with Solaine Douglas

In today’s episode we are joined by Solaine Douglas to explore all things Basal Body Temperature (BBT) Tracking. We unpack this incredibly simple and effective biohacking strategy, exploring basic thermometers as well as the popular devices, Daysy and Temp drop. We teach you how it is relevant for everything from reproductive health, fertility, natural family planning, appropriate pathology testing (even in perimenopause), and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/456 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
10/26/202335 minutes, 23 seconds
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HHHK 455: Optimising Pathology Testing - Fasted, Rested, Hydrated & More with Steph Lowe

In today’s episode we turn the tables and Elly interviews me on optimizing pathology testing. We cover fasting, hydration, the impact of strenuous exercise, the role of inflammation, supplements, alcohol, hormones, sexual activity, circadian rhythm and so much more. This is a jam packed episode that will change the way you, and/or your clients, prepare for their bloods tests and seriously increase accuracy, interpretation and compliance. Let’s dive in. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/455 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
10/19/202357 minutes, 52 seconds
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HHHK 454: The Unpopular Truth About Alcohol with Elly Mclean

In today’s episode we are joined by Elly Mclean to unpack alcohol and the unpopular truth that we all need to hear. We explore our personal journeys with alcohol and how this has changed over the decades, the current cultural narrative about alcohol, the role of relationships, alcohol’s impact on your metabolic health, your hormones, your sleep, your parenting and your longevity, the why and how to of taking a break from alcohol and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/454 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
10/12/202351 minutes, 13 seconds
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HHHK 453: Nutritional, Supplemental & Nervous System Support for Weaning with Sheridan Austin

In today’s episode we are joined by Sheridan Austin, holistic Nutritionist and founder of The Mothers Blend. We explore Sheridan’s journey with The Mothers Blend and the challenges she and others, including myself, still face with the myths surrounding vitamin A, liver and pregnancy. We then switch gears to discuss our experiences with weaning and share with you the key nutritional, supplemental and nervous system strategies to support this season, which can be applied to many other hormonal shifts in your life.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/453 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
10/4/202358 minutes, 17 seconds
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HHHK 452: Social Media - the Algorithm, Your Mental Health & Creating Healthy Boundaries with Luke Hines

In today’s episode we are joined by Luke Hines to discuss the dark side of social media. We explore the algorithm and how it impacts those of us who run their business online, our concerns with how social media has a negative impact on our mental health, our experiences with online bullying, how to create healthy social media boundaries and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/452 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
9/29/202342 minutes, 5 seconds
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HHHK 451: From Peri to Post Menopause, Medical Misogyny & More with Rhiannon Hardingham

In today’s episode we are joined by Naturopath and Nutritionist Rhiannon Hardingham from RH Reproductive Health. Together we explore your hormones on the journey from your late reproductive years, through perimenopause and menopause, to post menopause. We discuss the four distinct stages, the role of functional pathology testing and interpretation, the issues with extremely medicalised approaches and medical misogyny, MHT, the importance of health literacy and informed consent and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/451 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
9/21/202352 minutes, 45 seconds
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HHHK 450: Ozempic - Side Effects, Long Term Considerations, Weight Loss Alternatives & More with Solaine Douglas

In today’s episode we are joined by Solaine Douglas to discuss Ozempic – the diabetes drug taking social media and the world by storm, being used off label for weight loss, with seriously concerning side effects. We discuss the issues with Ozempic, including the dangers associated with very low calorie diets, the social implications of food restrictions, how this impacts our thyroid, reproductive and metabolic health, why we need to reframe weight loss as fat loss specifically, and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/450 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.5
9/13/202339 minutes, 3 seconds
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HHHK 449: Respectful Parenting, Attachment, Connection & Co-Regulation with Ashleigh Warner

In today’s episode we are joined by Ashleigh Warner, family psychologist from Holistic Family Psychologist and Raising Humans Kind. Together we explore what she prefers to call respectful parenting, discussing the roles of attachment, simplicity, connection and co-regulation, the impacts of our modern system and traditional forms of discipline such as time-outs, how to navigate children who hit, her favourite shows for children under seven years of age (and like me, you might be surprised at what shows she doesn’t like!) and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/449 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
9/7/202352 minutes, 30 seconds
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HHHK 448: How to Optimise Your IVF Experience & Outcomes with Steph Pearson

In today’s episode our in-house Naturopath, Steph Pearson, explores fertility through an assisted reproductive lens. We take a closer look at the statistics and the primary drivers of our infertility crisis, the issues with a more conventional approach especially the lack of thorough investigations and a focus on quantity not quality, a “food first” approach and the key fertile foods to consider, the roles of strategic supplementation, stress management, acupuncture and so much more. Conception really is 50/50 and this episode is for anyone wanting to optimise their fertility whether natural or assisted.    Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/448 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
8/31/202342 minutes, 52 seconds
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HHHK 447: Optimising Intermittment Fasting for Women with Elly McLean

In today’s episode we are joined by Elly Mclean to explore all things intermittent fasting and time restrictive feeding (TRF) in women. We consider the existing research, how this applies to women of menstrual cycle age, how to use your menstrual cycle as your monthly report card, who should practice longer fasts and who shouldn’t, how to maximise TRF, the power of cycle tracking and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/447 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
8/24/202350 minutes, 13 seconds
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HHHK 446: Women's Physiology - Research, Nutrition, Training, the Menstrual Cycle, Perimenopause & More with Dr Stacy Sims

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr Stacy Sims, international exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist who aims to revolutionize exercise nutrition and performance for women, focusing on female athlete health and performance and pushing the dogma to improve research on all women. We have such a wide-ranging conversation under the banner of her famous tagline, “women are not small men”, including research, nutrition, training, the menstrual cycle, periods, endometriosis, perimenopause, elite sport and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/446 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
8/17/202350 minutes, 7 seconds
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HHHK 445: Alcohol - The Truth About Your Health, Your Hormones & Grey Area Drinking with Sarah Rusbatch

In today’s episode we are joined by Sarah Rusbatch, Australia's leading Grey Area Drinking Coach who works with individuals across the globe to break free of their drinking habits. We explore her story and the turning point for her to stop drinking, what is "grey area drinking", why her demographic is predominately women aged 40+ and their increased susceptibility to alcohol, the impact of the mental load of motherhood and cultural narratives around alcohol, how you can navigate a conversation with someone who you know is grey area drinking, how we can empower people to make change and so much more   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/445 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
8/9/202352 minutes, 55 seconds
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HHHK 444: Menstrual Biohacking with Melissa Kovacevic

In today’s episode we are joined by Melissa Kovacevic from The Seed Cycle to share with you her story and why she is on a missing to help you restore hormonal balance, naturally. We discuss the roles of menstrual cycle education, body literacy and ovulation preservation, and in contrast, the oral contraceptive pill. You will learn about the key nutrients required throughout the phases of your menstrual cycle, the importance of phytoestrogens, vitamin E and fibre, the role of your hormones in PMS and low libido, how seed cycling can benefit every woman from teenagers to post-dmenopausal and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/444 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
8/2/202351 minutes, 12 seconds
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HHHK 443: Everything You Need to Know About Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) with Solaine Douglas

In today’s episode we are joined by Solaine Douglas, to explore everything you need to know about continuous glucose monitoring, or CGM. We uncover the what, the how and the why, exploring the role of CGM for the foundations of blood sugar control, fat loss, PCOS, diabetes, avoiding the oral glucose tolerance test or navigating gestational diabetes and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/443 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
7/26/202350 minutes, 50 seconds
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HHHK 442: Pelvic Pain, Endometriosis, Laparoscopy & the Alternate Approach with Dr Thea Bowler

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr Thea Bowler, gynaecologist and fertility specialist to explore pelvic pain. We take a closer look at the historical approach to treating pelvic pain and Thea shares her concerns with using a repeat surgery model. We look at the multiple potential root causes of pain, including endometriosis, pelvic floor sensitivity and trauma, explore a treatment model including natural and medical interventions, consider the future of women’s reproductive health and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/442 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
7/19/202350 minutes, 36 seconds
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HHHK 441: Egg Freezing - Statistics, Ethical Considerations, Preparation & More with Jenna McDonald

In today’s episode we are joined by Jenna McDonald to discuss the assisted reproductive technology of egg freezing. We look closely at this so-called “fertility preservation” and explore the process of egg freezing, the true statistics involved in achieving a live birth, ethical considerations, including the role of social media and influencers, the emotional and financial costs, how to be on the right side of the stats via your preparation and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/441 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
7/12/20231 hour
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HHHK 440: Acute Versus Chronic Health Care, the Role of Antibiotics, Thyroxine & More with Dr Damian Kristof

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr Damian Kristof to explore acute versus chronic health care, via the lens of our health industry, examining the dangers of extremism, when antibiotics are essential, when I personally recommend the use of the thyroid medication, Thyroxine, body-identical hormones and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/440 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
7/5/202353 minutes, 23 seconds
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HHHK 439: Endometriosis - Inflammation, Estrogen, LPS & a Root Cause Approach with Steph Pearson

In today’s episode we are joined by our new TNN practitioner, Steph Pearson to explore endometriosis, or endo. Steph shares with us her personal journey with endo from a young age and how this played out under a conventional medical model. We explore the potential root causes of endo, including inflammation, estrogen and LPS, the common symptom presentation, the role of progesterone, pelvic ultrasounds, the significance of adequate pathology testing and interpretation, a whole food nutritional approach, key supplements and so much more. Steph is a wealth of knowledge and extremely passionate about women’s health, and I hope you will join me in welcoming her to our team. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/439 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
6/28/202353 minutes, 51 seconds
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HHHK 438: Bloating - Basics, IBS, SIBO, Testing & More with Rachel Larsson

In today’s episode we are joined by Rachel Larsson, to take a deeper dive into the all-too-common symptom of bloating. We discuss the basis of optimal digestive health, including my favourite, the impact of the nervous system, the roles of IBS and SIBO, specific functional tests and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/438 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
6/27/202355 minutes, 30 seconds
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HHHK 437: Anxiety, Perfectionism & Your Inner Child with Georgie Collinson

In today's episode we are joined by Georgie Collinson to discuss anxiety, perfectionism and your inner child. We discussed how important it is to look back at your childhood, to work on your subconscious mind and to get to know your inner child. We uncover how and why anxiety and perfectionism start in childhood, the importance of co regulation, the role of hypnotherapy, and so much more. Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/437 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
6/14/202343 minutes, 50 seconds
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HHHK 436: The Dark Side of #Ozempic with Dr. David Harper

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr. David Harper, to uncover the dark side of the class of drugs known as glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) analogs, with the most well-known being Ozempic. We explore weight loss versus fat loss, our concerns with long term caloric restriction, the mild and serious potential side effects of these pharmaceuticals, our issues with the lack of regulation surrounding social media influencers, prescribing doctors and now, purchasing websites where no prescriptions are required. Let’s dive straight in.   Show Notes:  Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/436 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
6/7/202358 minutes, 36 seconds
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HHHK 435: The Magic of Mushrooms with Jeff Chilton

In today’s episode we are joined by Jeff Chilton to explore medicinal mushrooms – their natural growing cycle, the difference between mushroom and mycelium and their main active ingredients. We share with you the benefits of three particular mushrooms – Shiitake, Reishi and Turkey tail, plus Jeff gives his thoughts on psilocybin and where this may take the future of mental health. We also uncover the mushroom supplement industry, the use of mushrooms from China, product quality testing and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/435 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
6/1/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 38 seconds
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HHHK 434: Homeostasis, Hormesis & Your Comfort Zone with Kirsty Wirth

In today’s episode we are joined by Kirsty Wirth from Kultured Wellness to discuss homeostasis, hormesis and your comfort zone. We explore the importance of resilience, how developing resilience relates to your microbiome health, the role of nature and “the three-day effect”, how we can role model for our children and so much more. This conversation really got me thinking about my life and planted a seed for me to keep stepping outside of my comfort zone to experience the benefits for myself and my family. Let’s dive in. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/434 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
5/25/202351 minutes, 1 second
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HHHK 433: How to Forget to Die with Dr Damian Kristof

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr Damian Kristof to explore the Blue Zones, and in particular, his love of Ikaria, Greece. You will learn how one third of Ikaria's population lives past the age of 90, and that they do this without a single extreme. This is a super inspiring conversation that left me planning my next holiday to experience the so-called mystery, first-hand.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/433 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
5/17/202343 minutes, 32 seconds
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HHHK 432: The Truth About PCOS, Metformin & the Root Cause with Solaine Douglas

In today’s episode we are joined by Solaine Douglas to discuss polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS. We explore the four types of PCOS and then unpack the most prevalent cause of androgen excess, high insulin. We look at the conventional treatment recommendation of Metformin including the risks of B12 and folate deficiency as well as mitochondrial dysfunction and inflammation, and guide you to a holistic approach for remission using wholefoods and potentially a number of key supporting supplements. Let’s dive in.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/432 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
5/10/202355 minutes, 12 seconds
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HHHK 431: From Starting Solids to Feeding the Whole Family with Luka McCabe

In today’s episode we are joined by Luka McCabe to share with you her journey from nurse and midwife to the owner and director of the widely popular company Boob to Food. We discuss the inspiration behind Boob to Food and Luka’s challenges with the world of infant nutrition, as well as teach you how to navigate starting solids, “fussy” toddlers, meal times and why connecting over food is one of the most important things we can do as a family. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/431 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
5/3/202354 minutes, 47 seconds
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HHHK 430: Self-Worth, Perfectionism & the Health Industry with Alice Nicholls

In today’s episode we are joined by Alice Nicholls for a cup-filling conversation about self-worth, perfectionism and the health industry. We explore the foundations of health and vitality, our issues with and her journey within the health industry, what is truly anti-ageing, how to come home to yourself and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/430 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
4/27/20231 hour, 1 minute, 4 seconds
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HHHK 429: Understanding Hashimoto's Thyroiditis with Steph Lowe

In today’s episode we share with you an episode from The Holistic Sister with Eliza Hedley to talk all about thyroid health, specifically Hashimoto’s. Let’s take a deeper dive into autoimmunity, root causes, the role of Thyroxine, medication-free treatment strategies, the potential of remission and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/429 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
4/19/202349 minutes, 34 seconds
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HHHK 428: Fuelling Your Cycle with Thea Doyle

In today’s episode we are joined by Thea Doyle to teach you how to fuel your cycle. We cover the importance of understanding your menstrual cycle and the four key phases, including how and what to track, the significance of ovulation and the role of ovulation predictor kits. We then examine the follicular and luteal phases and uncover the key differences in macronutrient utilisation, performance, exercise intensity, hydration and so much more. This is not just for athletes, this is for every woman who wants to optimise her health, performance, fertility and longevity. To join Thea’s incredible masterclass, Fuelling Your Cycle, head to the show notes for more information.   Masterclass: Fuelling Your Cycle - book your ticket here. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/428 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
4/12/202344 minutes, 28 seconds
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HHHK 427: The Anxiety Reset Method with Georgie Collinson

In today’s episode we are joined by Georgie Collinson, Anxiety Mindset Coach, Hypnotherapist, Naturopath and Nutritionist, to discuss anxiety. We look at high functioning anxiety in particular and navigate the mastery, rather than the eradication. Georgie takes us through her Anxiety Reset Method so you can take positive action towards creating a life full of joy and power and master your anxious mind. Let’s dive in. Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/427 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
4/5/202345 minutes, 10 seconds
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HHHK 426: Find Joy through Collateral Beauty After Suicide with Alexandra Wyman

In today’s episode we are joined by Alexandra Wyman - mother, widow, author, podcaster, speaker and grief navigator. After losing her husband to suicide in 2020, Alexandra discovered a way to start healing and has now written an incredible book, The Suicide Club, to help others in the way she wished was available to her in her darkest days. This episode does discuss suicide and is such a powerful and most important conversation to have. Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/426 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
3/29/20231 hour, 1 minute, 37 seconds
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HHHK 425: Food Intolerance Testing, Allergies & How to Create Optimal Health with Cliff Harvey, PhD

In today’s episode we are joined by Cliff Harvey, author, clinician, researcher and speaker. What started as a conversation about food intolerance testing, included a much broader discussion about the problems with over-testing, our concerns with more traditional elimination diets, the gold standard for truly assessing food allergies, how to create great health, and the role that practitioners play in this, and so much more.  Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/425 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
3/22/202353 minutes, 44 seconds
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HHHK 424: Reframing Self Love, Embodiment & Motherhood with Emma Maidment

In today’s episode we are joined by Emma Maidment, as she shares with us a life and motherhood update, including her pregnancy and first trimester, while nursing a two-year-old. We then discuss self-love, reframed as self-investment, to allow us to show up as the best version of ourselves and have this energy flow into our relationships, our work and of course, our parenting. We discuss generational differences and the power our generation has to role model this, as well the importance of having your basic core needs met, how to navigate the challenges of this season with grace (most of the time), the role of meditation and so much more.  Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/424 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
3/16/202355 minutes, 55 seconds
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HHHK 423: Autophagy - Ancient Wisdom for a Modern World with Yoko Inoue

In today’s episode we are joined by Yoko Inoue, to discuss autophagy and how this ancient wisdom may benefit you in a modern world. We look at the history, the benefits, the primary ways to stimulate autophagy, including particular foods, herbs and medicinal mushrooms; the Fasting Mimicking Diet, or FMD, and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/423 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
3/9/202350 minutes, 22 seconds
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HHHK 422: Examining Iron in Pregnancy with Elly McLean

In today’s episode Elly and I take a closer look at iron in pregnancy. We discuss the role of preconception iron stores, the challenges with conventional reference ranges and recommendations, the risks of iron infusions, plus how to approach a situation where you may be offered one and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/422 for show notes, episode transcripts and more. Join Understanding Low Iron - Root Cause, Pregnancy & the Iron-Thyroid Connection here: https://bit.ly/ULI_Masterclass
3/2/202342 minutes, 58 seconds
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HHHK 421: Glyphosate - Destroying Weeds, our Health & the Environment with Cyndi O'Meara

In today’s episode we are joined by Cyndi O'Meara to discuss glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weed killer, Round-Up (amongst many other products). You will learn the health and environmental consequences of glyphosate exposure, including its antibiotic-like nature and the impact this has on food intolerances and gut health, auto-immunity, autism, cancer and more. We update you on the court cases and multi-billion dollar pay-outs made by Bayer (Monsanto) and explore the recent announcement by countries including Mexico who are aiming to achieve a total ban of glyphosate by 2024. I hope we inspire you to take action, remembering that you have the power and that every decision you make truly counts. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/421 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
2/23/202354 minutes, 22 seconds
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HHHK 420: Understanding Hypothyroidism with Steph Lowe

In today’s episode we share with you an episode from The Holistic Sister with Eliza Hedley to talk all about thyroid health, specifically hypothyroidism. We discuss the roles of the thyroid, symptoms of hypothyroidism, the roles of key nutrients, especially iodine, the impact of excessive caloric restriction, the role of stress, hypothyroidism progressing to autoimmune thyroid disease, testing, natural treatment strategies and such much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/420 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
2/15/202340 minutes, 58 seconds
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HHHK 419: Is Your IBS BS? with Rachel Larsson

In today’s episode we are joined by holistic gut health expert, Nutritionist and Naturopath, Rachel Larsson, to answer the question: is your IBS BS? We explore root causes including the roles of the vagal nerve and heart rate variability, the differences between food intolerances and food allergies, SIBO, SIFO, functional testing and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/419 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
2/8/202354 minutes, 43 seconds
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HHHK 418: Pregnancy Myths & Misconceptions with Steph Lowe

In today’s episode we share with you an episode from Solaine’s podcast, Holistic Health Chats, where she interviews me on all things pregnancy myths and misconceptions. We discuss everything from organising preconception blood tests, the foods you really need to avoid, strategies to soften morning or rather, all-day sickness, the often misunderstood natural physiological “anaemia” that occurs during the later stages of pregnancy and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/418 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
2/2/202351 minutes, 12 seconds
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HHHK 417: Mitochondria - Chronic Disease or the Fountain of Youth with Dr David Harper

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr. David Harper, author of BioDiet, to take a deep dive into all things mitochondria. We explore the what and the how, including how to optimise mitochondrial function, what happens when things go wrong, how this relates to aging and so much more. This episode gets quite scientific and detailed at times, so grab a pen and paper and be prepared to listen to this conversation a number of times.   Show Notes: Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/417 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
1/26/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 39 seconds
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HHHK 416: Could Gilbert's Syndrome Explain Your Gut, Period, Mental Health or Alcohol Issues? with Solaine Douglas

In today’s episode we are joined by Solaine Douglas to discuss Gilbert’s Syndrome, including prevalence, diagnosis and the issues with both a standard medical definition, treatment (or lack thereof) and our conventional pathology reference ranges. We explore the real relevance of Gilbert’s and how it relates to your gut, your periods, your mental health and your alcohol tolerance. We then dive into treatment and offer you many strategies to optimize your health, your hormones and your microbiome, that will be extremely helpful for both Gilbert’s patients and beyond. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/416 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
1/18/202345 minutes, 32 seconds
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HHHK 415: Addressing the Root Cause of Low Iron with Elly McLean

In today’s episode Elly and I take a deep dive into addressing the root cause of low iron. It’s one of the most prevalent conditions that we see in clinic at TNN, which, as you’ll learn, reflects the prevalence globally. We discuss those at risk for low iron, how test results are being misinterpreted, both due to our standard pathology reference ranges and the incorrect use of ferritin, the problem with many of the band aid solutions offered by conventional medicine and most importantly, what can be done to address the root cause. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/415 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
1/11/202346 minutes, 40 seconds
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HHHK 414: Reflux, PPIs & Hiatal Hernias with Dr Damian Kristof

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr Damian Kristof to explore reflux – the root causes, the problems with conventional treatments of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), natural solutions, the role of chiropractic care, considerations for infants and so much more. This is an incredible episode for anyone with digestive issues but in particular reflux, heartburn, indigestion and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD), and everyone interested in taking a root cause approach to optimal health. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/414 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
1/4/202345 minutes, 46 seconds
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HHHK 413: A Fresh Perspective on Preconception Nutrition with Steph Lowe

In today’s episode we share with you an episode from Elly’s podcast, where she interviews me on all things preconception nutrition. We explore why, in an ideal world, we should begin the journey at least six months prior to conceiving. We cover functional testing including gut microbiota analysis, blood testing and urine testing. We explore B9 and folate supplementation and you guessed it, why folic acid is not the preferred form. We also discuss other key nutrient considerations and so much more. Let’s dive in. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/413 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
12/28/202247 minutes, 59 seconds
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HHHK 412: PCOS - Testing, Superfoods & Supplements with Solaine Douglas

In today’s episode we are joined by Solaine Douglas to discuss PCOS, looking specifically at testing, superfoods and supplements. We cover our concerns with the current diagnostic model, the Rotterdam Criteria, and create clarity on how to achieve an accurate diagnosis. We explore testing accuracy, the role of insulin resistance, the key nutrition and lifestyle strategies, supplements, including a warning in regards to using vitex, and so much more.  Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/412 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
12/22/202249 minutes, 21 seconds
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HHHK 411: Optimising Pathology Testing - Fasted, Rested, Hydrated & More with Steph Lowe

In today’s episode we turn the tables and Elly interviews me on optimizing pathology testing. We cover fasting, hydration, the impact of strenuous exercise, the role of inflammation, supplements, alcohol, hormones, sexual activity, circadian rhythm and so much more. This is a jam packed episode that will change the way you, and/or your clients, prepare for their bloods tests and seriously increase accuracy, interpretation and compliance. Let’s dive in. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/411 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
12/14/202256 minutes, 48 seconds
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HHHK 410: Anxiety as a Symptom & the Hidden Causes with Kirsty Wirth

In today’s episode we are joined by Kirsty Wirth from Kultured Wellness to explore anxiety, and specifically, as a symptom instead of a diagnosis. Our conversation relates to the pandemic and beyond and will empower you to consider many facets - nutritional deficiencies, gut health, nervous system support, mitochondrial health, the role of screen time and so much more. Let’s dive in.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/410 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
12/7/202253 minutes, 42 seconds
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HHHK 409: Correcting the Energy Balance & Strategies for Sports Fuelling with Thea Doyle

In today’s episode we are joined by Thea Doyle, one of our practitioners here at The Natural Nutritionist to cover energy availability and Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports, or RED-S. We cover who is impacted by this, the symptoms, health and performance consequences of under fuelling, how to fuel correctly for training, in-training strategies for endurance athletes, simple strategies to create awareness around and how to optimise your energy intake and so much more. To cover many of the foundations not discussed in this episode, please refer to episode 397, also with Thea. Let’s dive in. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/409 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
11/30/202245 minutes, 40 seconds
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HHHK 408: Nourishing Your Little Ones with Nutrient Dense Foods with Gina Urlich

In today’s episode we are joined by Gina Urlich, clinical Nutritionist, mother of four and founder of Norish Nutrition. Together we unpack Gina’s motivation for creating Norish and share with you some of the challenges with traditional shelf stable baby foods, including heat, age and the addition of synthetic nutrients. We then look at some key nutrients, macronutrients and ingredients including iron, healthy fats, bone broth and beef liver and show you how simple it can be to nourish not only your little ones, but your whole family with nutrient dense whole foods. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/408 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
11/23/202238 minutes, 24 seconds
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HHHK 407: Excess Weight is a Symptom - Treat the Root Cause with Elly McLean

In today’s episode we are joined by Elly McLean to discuss excess weight as a symptom and teach you how to treat the root cause. We discuss the problems with only viewing weight loss through the calorie lens, the dangers with the “healthy at any weight” slogan infiltrating social media, the common drivers to impaired fat burning including the roles of nutrient deficiencies, thyroid health and so much more. Let’s put the emotion aside and take a pragmatic and scientific approach to achieving a healthy body composition without starvation. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/407 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
11/16/202250 minutes, 10 seconds
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HHHK 406: The Wonder Within with Dr Michelle Woolhouse

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr. Michelle Woolhouse to share with you her new project, The Wonder Within. Let us help you navigate your way through the confusion, self-doubt and overwhelm that accompanies anxiety, stress, and burnout, that has become no more prevalent and relevant than in our post-COVID era. Our hope is that you will develop a true understanding of what it means to be well, whole, and healthy. Let’s dive in. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/406 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
11/9/202257 minutes, 26 seconds
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HHHK 405: Less is More & Treating the Root Cause with Dr Damian Kristof

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr Damian Kristof to explore the concept of ‘less is more’. We make specific reference to the use and over use of antimicrobials to treat the gut and consider when other strategies may be more useful including probiotics, colostrum, and, you maybe surprised, specific and targeted antibiotics. We explore specific myths surrounding antibiotic use including the primary difference between IV and oral routes and offer you a different perspective for when modern medicine may be the most appropriate choice. We also touch on some challenges surrounding SIBO, testing accuracy, treatment and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/405 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
11/2/202244 minutes, 3 seconds
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HHHK 404: The Food Industry, Flavours & Fantastic Fungi with Cyndi O’Meara

In today’s episode we are joined by Cyndi O’Meara to discuss the food industry and issues including flavours and new technology - Radiant Energy Vacuum (REV) dehydration. We unpack topics including the issues with genetically modifying microbes, microwave energy and when well-meaning entrepreneurs are tricked by food manufacturers. We also share with you updates from Changing Habits, including why they have chosen hand-encapsulation for their wholefood products. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/404 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
10/27/202254 minutes, 10 seconds
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HHHK 403: Could Your PCOS Actually Be Hypothalamic Amenorrhea? with Elly McLean

In today’s episode Elly McLean joins us to explore hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA) and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). You will learn about HA and the reasons why this evolutionary protective mechanism exists. We then discuss the most common causes of PCOS and the role of the oral contraceptive pill, the Rotterdam criteria and how the syndrome differs to polycystic ovaries, the problems with classifying an irregular period, amenorrhea or HA as PCOS, the prevalence of misdiagnoses, testing and treatment and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/403 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
10/20/202258 minutes, 17 seconds
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HHHK 402: Parenting, Accountability & Self-Investment with Emma Maidment

In today’s episode we are joined by Emma Maidment, as she shares with us more about her year, including her recent miscarriage and desire to share her journey and break the taboo and silence that many others experience. We then discuss a whole host of topics including role modelling as parents, the importance of self-investment, why accountability is so powerful, meditation and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/402 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
10/12/202255 minutes, 21 seconds
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HHHK 401: Shaking Up the Sleep Training Culture with Hannah Clark

In today’s episode we are joined by Hannah Clark to shake up the sleep training culture and help you with honest sleep support that empowers you to trust your instincts. We cover responsive and attachment based sleep, the role of connection, how to bridge the separation that is sleep and what is developmentally appropriate, as well as some of the problems associated with classical sleep training and advice like “drowsy but awake” and so much more. Hannah is a breath of fresh air who really helped me through some challenging times with my now 16-month daughter Rose. I hope this helps you or someone you love. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/401 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
10/5/202248 minutes, 43 seconds
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HHHK 400: Are All Calories Created Equal? with Elly McLean

In today’s episode we are joined by Elly McLean to answer the question: are all calories created equal? You will learn how the concept of a calorie began, how energy is stored in the body, all about total daily energy expenditure, non-exercise activity thermogenesis, the role of exercise and wearable tracking devices, the thermic effect of food and so much more. This is a nuanced conversation that extends far beyond the general consensus that a calorie is simply a calorie. Let’s take a closer look. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/400 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
9/28/202258 minutes, 12 seconds
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HHHK 399: Lifestyle Medicine, Smart Technology & Habit Stacking to Wellness with Dr Michelle Woolhouse

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr. Michelle Woolhouse to discuss lifestyle medicine, smart technology and improving your overall level of wellness. We look at nutrition, exercise, hydration, sleep, stress and relationships, as well behavioural change and habit stacking. Michelle shares with us her new project, Vively, and how her and the team are using smart technology to gamify our wellness score and ultimately, achieve self-improvement via small yet significant, sustainable changes. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/399 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
9/21/202242 minutes, 29 seconds
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HHHK 398: High Cholesterol, High LDLs, LCHF & Statins with David & Dale Harper

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr. David G. Harper and his co-author and wife Dale Harper to explore the August 2022 paper, “Statin therapy is not warranted for a person with high LDL-cholesterol on a low-carbohydrate diet”. We share with you Dale’s personal journey, what it means to have high total cholesterol and high LDLs, especially when following a low carbohydrate or ketogenic diet, statin drugs and their side effects, the coronary artery calcium score and so much more. While the paradigm continues to shift, we are here until the dogma around cholesterol finally ends. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/398 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
9/14/202252 minutes, 42 seconds
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HHHK 397: What's Zapping Your Energy with Thea Doyle

In today’s episode we are joined by Thea Doyle, our incredible practitioner here at The Natural Nutritionist to answer the question: what's zapping your energy? We address the foundations of blood sugar control and macronutrient balance, explore the roles of key nutrients including B12, D and iron, and look at movement and the role of exercise intensity, stress and how to support your HPA-axis, the role of connection and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/397 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
9/7/202242 minutes, 37 seconds
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HHHK 396: Iron Levels, Pregnancy & Why Maltofer or an Infusion Isn't the Answer with Steph Lowe

In today’s episode we turn the tables and Solaine interviews me on a much awaited topic – low iron, pregnancy and why Matlofer or an iron infusion isn’t the answer. We explore the role of iron in pregnancy, the importance of haemoglobin, our misdirected obsession towards ferritin, the problems with conventional pathology reference ranges, my concerns with Maltofer, Ferro-grad C and high saturation, all about hepcidin, iron infusions plus what you can do and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/396 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
8/31/202256 minutes, 28 seconds
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HHHK 395: Perimenopause & Performance for Women 40+ with Kira Sutherland

In today’s episode we are joined by Kira Sutherland, Australian Naturopath and Sports Nutritionist with more than 25 years in clinical practice. We take a closer look at perimenopause and performance for women over 40, specifically: the hormonal picture, the role of insulin, how to optimise intermittent fasting, what’s the deal with alcohol, the importance of having other strategies to nourish your nervous system, exercise and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/395 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
8/24/20221 hour, 1 minute, 31 seconds
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HHHK 394: Thyroid Nodules - Frequency, Relevance, Treatment & More with Solaine Douglas

In today’s episode we are joined by Solaine Douglas to explore thyroid nodules, looking specifically at frequency, relevance and natural treatment strategies. You will learn how thyroid nodules are more common than we think, the importance of adequate testing, how to distinguish between a cold and a hot nodule, the impact of iodine, the role of additional nutraceuticals and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/394 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
8/17/202246 minutes, 36 seconds
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HHHK 393: Optimising Immune Health with Sheridan Austin

In today’s episode we are again joined by Sheridan Austin, this time to discuss optimising your immune system. We explore the role of paracetamol and the additional considerations surrounding its use, as well as natural food strategies, supplement considerations, lifestyle adjustments and so much more. A very timely episode – I’m sure you will agree.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/393 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
8/10/202251 minutes, 24 seconds
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HHHK 392: Your Microbiome & Fertility with Megan Haralampou

In today’s episode we are joined by Megan Haralampou otherwise known as The Biomedical Naturopath. We explore many aspects to fertility – adequate testing, macronutrients, micronutrients, key supplements, the importance of a healthy microbiome, how to optimise an IVF journey and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/392 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
8/4/202250 minutes, 18 seconds
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HHHK 391: Conceiving Over 35 - How Relevant is Advanced Maternal Age? with Jenna McDonald

In today’s episode we are joined by Jenna McDonald from The Fertility Suite to discuss conceiving over 35 and answer the question: how relevant is advanced maternal age? We discuss the relevance of the age 35, testing including AMH and your mid-luteal progesterone, the three main factors of egg count, egg reserve, conception as 50/50, or getting your partner involved, and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/391 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
7/27/202245 minutes, 57 seconds
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HHHK 390: Optimising Perimenopause with Elly McLean

In today’s episode we are joined by Elly McLean to discuss perimenopause – onset, the relevant hormonal picture, symptoms, contributing factors, supporting strategies and so much more. This is a relevant conversation for all women, and especially those of us in our 30s and beyond. Let’s be empowered with knowledge to truly understand our cycle and contribute to reframing the conversation and stigma associated with not only our menstrual cycles, but anything associated with the m word, menopause. Let’s dive in. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/390 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
7/20/202258 minutes, 45 seconds
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HHHK 389: What Do COVID Adverse Events & Long COVID Have in Common_ with Cliff Harvey, PhD

In today’s episode we are joined by Cliff Harvey to answer the question: what do COVID adverse events and long COVID have in common? We take a dive into the research that Cliff has been conducting around immune dysregulation and modulation and the similarities between the immune response to the virus and virus analogue. We look at key nutrient interactions including vitamin D, preformed vitamin A and selenium and consider the role that broad nutrient deficiencies have on our susceptibility. We then briefly discuss some new research around the role of Lion’s mane mushroom – a very exciting area with more to come in future episodes. Let’s dive in.  Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/389 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
7/13/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 3 seconds
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HHHK 388: What Could the World Look Like If We All Meditated with Tom Cronin

In today’s episode we are joined by Tom Cronin to consider the concept, what could the world look like if we all meditated? Tom shares with us his personal journey of a recent 10-hour meditation, why he has been called to start training meditation teachers, meditation for our children and in our school curriculum, how this could have positively impacted recent tragic events and so much more. I personally find my conversations with Tom to be so timely and so inspiring and I hope you agree.   Show Notes: Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/388 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
7/6/202242 minutes, 46 seconds
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HHHK 387: Navigating Motherhood - Family of Origin, Rage & our Hierarchy of Needs with Yara Heary

In today’s episode we are joined by Yara Heary, mama, therapist, speaker and coach from Life After Birth Psychology. Yara and I discuss navigating motherhood and all its’ complexities, including family of origin, rage and our hierarchy of needs. I have been following Yara’s work for some time, and have learned so much from her personal journey and professional knowledge. And, family of origin applies to all of us, so please join us for this conversation that starts with mothers and goes beyond us, to our children and the world at large.      Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/387 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
6/29/20221 hour, 22 seconds
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HHHK 386: Non-Negiotiables, Morning Routines, Gratitude & Making it Happen with Brett Robinson

In today's episode, we are joined by Brett Robinson for an inspiring conversation about non-negotiables morning routines and gratitude, plus how to make sure it all happens no matter how busy you are. Brett is a hands on father of two and I relate so much to his journey and I'm so appreciative of his transparency, motivation and advice. This was just what I needed to hear, and I hope you to have some incredible takeaways to action after today's conversation. Let's welcome Brett back to the show.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/386 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
6/22/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 17 seconds
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HHHK 385: Group B Strep (GBS) - Making An Informed Decision with Bianca Stuurman

In today’s episode we are joined by our nutrition coach here at The Natural Nutritionist, Bianca, to discuss Group B Strep, or GBS. We teach you the importance of language, early prevention, what the literature shows, how to make an informed decision, alternatives to the standard of care in Australia, the necessary paradigm shift required when it comes to pregnancy, birthing and beyond and so much more.     Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/385 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
6/15/202243 minutes, 9 seconds
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HHHK 384: What's "New" in Low Carb Research - the Carbohydrate-Insulin Model (CIM), Dyslipoprotenemia, Saturated Fats & More with Dr. David G Harper

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr. David G. Harper to explore two new papers – “The carbohydrate-insulin model: a physiological perspective on the obesity pandemic” and “Effects of a low-carbohydrate diet on insulin-resistant dyslipoproteinemia - a randomized controlled feeding trial”. This is a fantastic discussion that dispels the energy balance model (EBM) of obesity and continues to unpack the roles of low carb, keto, insulin and saturated fats and optimal health. I hope you enjoy this conversation with Dr. Harper and I. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/384 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
6/8/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 58 seconds
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HHHK 383: Thyroid Health - Key Nutrients, Thyroxine, Autoimmunity & More with Solaine Douglas

In today’s episode we are joined by Solaine Douglas to explore thyroid health, looking specifically at the key nutrients you need to make your thyroid hormones, the problems with only testing TSH, the challenges inherent the standard intervention of only Thyroxine, autoimmunity, prescribing therapeutic doses of selenium, the benefits and pitfalls of iodine supplementation and so much more.  Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/383 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
6/1/202253 minutes, 46 seconds
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HHHK 382: Nourishing Those Who Nurture with Caitlin Priday

It’s hard to truly detail Caitlin’s incredible CV, however let me set the scene by saying that she is a full spectrum doula taught by Rhea Dempsey, a postpartum doula taught by Anna Watts and a registered Kinesiologist with the ICPKP school of Australia. Caitlin is co-author of the incredible bible, Nourishing Those Who Nurture, and today she and I explore the importance of the first 40 days, the role of and how to create your modern day village, how to truly nourish the mother, how to get really practical when it comes to preparing for birth and beyond, and so much more.    Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/382 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
5/25/202240 minutes, 17 seconds
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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.
5/18/202250 minutes, 14 seconds
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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.
5/12/202247 minutes, 1 second
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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.
5/4/202253 minutes, 9 seconds
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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.
4/27/202231 minutes, 16 seconds
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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.
4/20/202250 minutes, 2 seconds
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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.  
4/13/20221 hour, 1 minute, 10 seconds
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HHHK 375: Going Deep Down & Exploring Your Feminine with Kat John

In today’s episode we are joined by Kat John to explore what her recent deep self-enquiry has revealed for her personally, and how this may translate into helping you to achieve the kind of life you have always wanted. We look at the roles of the masculine and the feminine and unpack how Kat has tuned into her feminine to reshape her business, how she views her beauty, how she serves the world, her community and her family and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/375 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
4/6/202249 minutes, 35 seconds
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HHHK 374: Parents Asking Questions About the Rollout with Adam Gibson

In today’s episode we are joined by Adam Gibson from Parents with Questions. Parents with Questions is a bunch of parents with curious minds who want to make sure we have all the information about COVID vaccinations for our kids. We want to encourage each other to do our own research, trust our wisdom as parents and say ‘no’ until we are 100% sure. Adam and I welcome open minds, open hearts and serious questions. Will you join us? Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/374 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
3/30/202254 minutes, 8 seconds
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HHHK 373: Taking a Deep Dive Into 5G Technology with Rinat Strahlhofer & Tom Barnett

In today’s episode we are joined by Rinat Strahlhofer & Tom Barnett to explore 5G technology. Together with their community they are on a global mission to minimise harmful exposures to wireless radiation, empower people to use technology in a safe and meaningful way, and to ensure the tech and telco industries are held accountable. Come with me on this journey to understanding 5G - keep your mind open and your thinking critical, as it’s a topic that not many are ready to hear. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/373 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
3/23/202258 minutes, 51 seconds
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HHHK 372: Reflux, PPIs & Hiatal Hernias with Dr Damian Kristof

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr Damian Kristof to explore reflux – the root causes, the problems with conventional treatments of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), natural solutions, the role of chiropractic care, considerations for infants and so much more. This is an incredible episode for anyone with digestive issues but in particular reflux, heartburn, indigestion and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD), and everyone interested in taking a root cause approach to optimal health. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/372 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
3/16/202243 minutes, 52 seconds
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HHHK 371: The Problems with the Conventional Approch to Gestational Diabetes with Bianca Stuurman

In today’s episode we are joined by our incredible nutrition coach here at The Natural Nutritionist, Bianca, to discuss the problems with the conventional approach to gestational diabetes. You will learn preconception and trimester one strategies, the role of accurate testing, the problems with the oral glucose tolerance test and conventional gestational diabetes guidance, how COVID-19 has changed the standard of care, the impact of nutrition, stress and sleep, the importance of finding your birth tribe and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/371 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
3/9/202248 minutes, 48 seconds
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HHHK 370: Nutrient Deficiencies Impacting Your Cycle with Elly McLean

In today’s episode we are joined by Elly McLean to discuss nutrient deficiencies and your menstrual cycle. We explore plant-based specifics, the impact of undereating, and the relevance of macronutrients and micronutrients, before taking a closer look at zinc, iodine, vitamin A, iron and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/370 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
3/2/202251 minutes, 13 seconds
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HHHK 369: IBS, SIBO & the MMC with Natalie Douglas

In today’s episode we are joined by Natalie Douglas to take a closer look at Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS. You will learn the problems with this lack-of diagnosis, the role of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and how this relates to your Migrating Motor Complex, or MMC. This episode will leave you with a much greater level of awareness as to the potential root cause or causes of your symptoms, and the role of your nervous system, plus some incredible strategies for optimal digestive function regardless of any symptoms. Let’s dive in. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/370 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
2/23/20221 hour, 48 seconds
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HHHK 368: Recognising Mould Illness, CIRS & Environmental Medicine with Amie Skilton

In today’s episode we are joined by Amie Skilton, Naturopath and clinical educator to share with you her personal story with mould illness. We discuss everything including genetic vulnerability, Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome or CIRS, inhalation Alzheimer’s, how to mould proof your home and so much more. This conversation blew my mind and I hope it creates awareness as to the health impacts of water damaged buildings, the roles of both the construction and rental industries, the importance of symptom recognition and finding the right team of professionals and continual acknowledgement that this is real and most importantly, can be treated. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/368 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
2/16/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 22 seconds
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HHHK 367: The Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill Friend or Foe with Elly McLean

In today’s episode we are joined by Elly McLean to discuss the Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill.  We explore the impact of the pill on your hormones, including ovulation and what common side effects we see due to progesterone suppression, amongst other influences. We then take a closer look at the common nutrient deficiencies, before discussing the alternatives, including the copper IUD, the Mirena, the Fertility Awareness Method and so much more. This episode will change the way you look at your menstrual cycle and at birth control forever. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/367 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
2/9/202245 minutes, 8 seconds
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HHHK 366: Nutrients For Postpartum Recovery & Beyond with Sheridan Austin

In today’s episode we are joined by Sheridan Austin, qualified holistic Nutritionist, mother and creator of The Mothers Blend. Sheridan and I explore the postpartum period – we bust some myths surrounding folic acid and vitamin A, discuss the importance of testing, key nutrients and considerations, explore the role of wholefoods versus synthetic nutrients and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/366 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
2/2/202252 minutes, 42 seconds
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HHHK 365: Healthy Hormones, Fem-21 & COVID-19 with Meah Robertson

In today’s episode we are joined by Meah Robertson, founder of LifeStart Naturopathics, Naturopath and mum of two. Leah and I discuss the importance of healthy hormones including what inspired her to create her world-renowned superfood blend, Fem21. We then open the discussion surrounding COVID-19 and menstrual cycle irregularities, looking at one particular publication from the Obstetrics & Gynecology journal. As a rapidly evolving area of science we will be sure to come back to this topic in future episodes. Let’s dive in.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/365 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
1/26/202243 minutes, 49 seconds
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HHHK 364: How Your Gut Microbiome Reflects COVID-19 Disease Severity with Kirsty Wirth

In today’s episode we are joined by Kirsty Wirth from Kultured Wellness to explore new research regarding the relationship between your gut microbiome and COVID-19 disease severity. While not surprising given our understanding of the immune system, this discussion is important to highlight the significance of health status, to broaden our understanding of what nutrition and lifestyle modifications we can continue to make to mitigate our risk and to remind you, that there is so much you have in your control right now. Let’s dive in.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/364 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
1/19/202246 minutes, 59 seconds
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HHHK 363: PCOS - Diagnosis, Insulin Resistance & Remission Strategies with Solaine Douglas

In today’s episode we are joined by Solaine Douglas, women’s health and hormone Nutritionist, as well as a self-professed dog, Pilates and coffee lover. Solaine and I take a deep dive into Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS. You will learn the problems with conventional diagnosis criteria, the four types of PCOS, the significance of insulin resistance, the role of dietary modifications, supplementation and so much more. Solaine is a wealth of knowledge and together we answer the question: is PCOS a lifelong condition or can it be put into remission? Let’s dive in.    Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/363 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
1/12/202244 minutes, 53 seconds
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HHHK 362: Why Preconception is So Much More Than Folate with Bianca Stuurman

In today’s episode, we are joined by our incredible nutrition coach here at The Natural Nutritionist, Bianca, to discuss all things preconception care. We take a closer look at the ideal 6-month window pre-conception – starting, or fine-tuning, your detox, organizing blood testing, optimizing your microbiome, focusing on nutrient density - all before even considering a prenatal vitamin. You will learn why preconception is so much more than just folate, including why we don’t recommend Elevit, additional supplement considerations and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/362 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
1/5/202245 minutes, 47 seconds
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HHHK 361: The Art & Science of Aging Well with Annie Gaudreault

In today’s episode we are joined by Annie Gaudreault, Women’s Heath Coach, to explore the art and science of aging well. We take a closer look at her six pillars of health aging, and the roles of genetics, nutrition and exercise. You will learn how to prevent the unnecessary consequences of aging, how you can take agency over your current health outcomes and so much more.   Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/361 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
12/29/202141 minutes, 17 seconds
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HHHK 360: Essentialism, Personal Responsibility & the Evolutionary Mismatch with Cliff Harvey, PhD - Part 2

In part 2 of our current discussion with Cliff Harvey we take a deep dive into the COVID-19 vaccine landscape. As you have already learned, Cliff and I have somewhat opposing views on this element of the pandemic, but have both taken great pride in continuing to remain not only colleagues but friends, and to foster pragmatic and compassionate discussions on what can be a very heated and polarizing topic. We explore our societal contract, continue to discuss Cliff’s working hypothesis surrounding long COVID and adverse events, current issues with exemptions, vaccine mandates, and so much more. My hope is that you find this episode to be a breath of fresh air and so helpful leading into Christmas Day and many of the interactions you will have. Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/360 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
12/22/202159 minutes, 54 seconds
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HHHK 359: The Fertility Conversation We Are Missing in Our Teens & 20s with Jenna McDonald

In today’s episode we are again joined by Jenna McDonald from The Fertility Suite to explore the fertility conversation we are missing in our teens and twenties. We help you understand your cycle, the phases and what to expect, and specifically, your ovulation window in order to answer the question, how many days per month can you get pregnant? We take a closer look at egg quality and age, which even surprised me, the role of the male in conception and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/359 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
12/16/202150 minutes, 4 seconds
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HHHK 358: A Real Food Approach to Introducing Solids with Bianca Stuurman

In today’s episode we are joined by our incredible nutrition coach at The Natural Nutritionist, Bianca, to discuss a real food approach to introducing solids to your babe. We explore signs of readiness, essential nutrients, how to use key superfoods including bone broth and organ meats, how to optimize iron for your growing little one, why we do not recommend rice cereal as a “first food” and so much more. This is a personal episode with insights into our learnings as mothers, as well as professional advice to those joining us on the journey from boob to food.    Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/358 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
12/8/202149 minutes, 29 seconds
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HHHK 357: Healing the System, Trauma & the Importance of Breath with Amber Hawken

In today’s episode we are joined by the incredible Amber Hawken, who’s mission is to shine a torch on the forgotten parts of your power and show you how to activate and integrate them into your life. We explore mental health and “the system”, the importance of a root cause approach, regression therapy, trauma, the integral role of breath work for optimal health and longevity and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/358 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
12/1/202138 minutes, 11 seconds
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HHHK 356: Essentialism, Personal Responsibility & the Evolutionary Mismatch with Cliff Harvey, PhD

In today’s episode we are joined by Cliff Harvey to explore the current landscape with regards to COVID-19 – what positive opportunities the last one to two years has provided us, or, alternatively, what the other direction, of fear, has created. We explore the failings of public health, a system that rewards consumerism and materialism and what needs to change to create health, and mostly importantly, happiness. Cliff shares with us some upcoming research, and the hypothesis that specific nutrient deficiencies involved with “long COVID” may also help us understand why some experienced adverse events, and others do not. We also start to explore how a difference of opinion is possible and that two opposing truths may exist at the same time, so please, keep this in mind as you tune in today. Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/356 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
11/24/202148 minutes, 46 seconds
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HHHK 355: Optimising Your Vagus Nerve to Thrive in Our Current Times with Carrie Rigoni

In today’s episode we meet Dr. Carrie Rigoni, passionate Chiropractor, with a brain-focused chiropractic practice, working with babies, children, pregnant women and chronic diseases. Today, we discuss the role of the vagus nerve for babies, children and adults, the significance of sympathetic dominance, or our “fight, flight or freeze” response, how to improve your vagus nerve, what gargling has to do with it, and so much more. This is such an important episode that has never been more relevant than in our current times, and we hope it inspires you to take action to thrive, instead of just survive. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/355 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
11/17/202133 minutes, 24 seconds
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HHHK 354: Diet Culture, Real Food, Metabolic Health and the Story of The Natural Nutritionist with Steph Lowe

In today’s episode we turn the tables and share with you a takeover from Dr. David Harper where he interviews me about my personal experience with diet culture, the role of real food, why I am so passionate about metabolic health, how this relates to our current global situation and so much more. You will also here the story of The Natural Nutritionist as we celebrated ten years in the industry in October this year. Let’s dive in. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/354 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
11/10/202153 minutes, 43 seconds
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HHHK 353: Healing Through Talk Therapy, Somatic Practices and Spiritual Alignment with Dr Sarah Jane

In today’s episode we meet Dr Sarah Jane, an integrative, gentle and network spinal Chiropractor, somatic energetic worker, yoga and meditation teacher and holistic counsellor. We explore the concept of healing, using talk therapy, somatic practices and spiritual alignment. You will learn that yes, your trauma matters and there is another way - that your body and nervous system can connect and function optimally, you can resolve emotional trauma naturally, and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/353 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
11/3/202134 minutes, 29 seconds
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HHHK 352: Adapting Your Nutrition and Training to Optimise Your Menstrual Cycle with Elly McLean

In today’s episode Elly and I take a closer look at the menstrual cycle and help you understand the key changes over the course of your menstrual month, why your cycle is your monthly report card and how to use this information to empower the decisions you make around nutrition, training, supplementation and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/352 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
10/27/202142 minutes, 42 seconds
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HHHK 351: Postpartum, Parenting & Communication with Emma Maidment

In today’s episode we are joined by Emma Maidment, as she shares with us more about her postpartum experience, including the world of elimination communication, or EC, as she calls it. You will learn about intuitive parenting, including the role of language, the importance of expressing your emotions as a parent, how to shape the world for your child and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/351 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
10/20/202154 minutes, 23 seconds
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HHHK 350: The Great Cholesterol Debate Continues with Dr David Harper

In episode 350 we are joined by Dr. David Harper, author of BioDiet, to continue to explore the great cholesterol debate. We take you back in time to recap where it all started, to explore where our dietary guidelines surrounding saturated fat went so wrong. We look at heart disease, the role of sugar and insulin resistance, LDLs and take a deeper dive into the ongoing scientific debate, and why term the term ‘cholesterol denialism’ is being used, even in the presence of strong scientific evidence to the contrary. Let’s dive in. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/350 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
10/13/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 5 seconds
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HHHK 349: The Career Changing Power of Whole Food with Anthony Minichiello

In today’s episode we are joined by Anthony Minichiello, who you may know from his incredible career as a professional rugby league footballer with the Sydney Roosters, the NSW State of Origin team and the Australian and Italian national teams. Anthony shares with us his story – from his real food roots into the world of professional sports, the culture and the nutritional recommendations of the time, and back again. This is a powerful story of injury, adversity and the power of real food. I hope you really enjoy this conversation with Anthony and feel called to share it with those you love. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/349 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
10/6/202137 minutes, 49 seconds
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HHHK 348: Addressing the Root Cause of Low Iron with Elly McLean

In today’s episode Elly and I take a deep dive into addressing the root cause of low iron. It’s one of the most prevalent conditions that we see in clinic at TNN, which, as you’ll learn, reflects the prevalence globally. We discuss those at risk for low iron, how test results are being misinterpreted, both due to our standard pathology reference ranges and the incorrect use of ferritin, the problem with many of the band aid solutions offered by conventional medicine and most importantly, what can be done to address the root cause. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/348 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
9/29/202144 minutes, 19 seconds
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HHHK 347: The Fractured World We Are Living In with Tom Cronin

In today’s episode we are joined by Tom Cronin to discuss our fractured world. We explore the role of information, social media and censorship, the financial impact of the pandemic, to some, how to survive our current times and most importantly, why we need to deconstruct in order to reconstruct our future. I hope this episode helps your perspective of 2020 and 2021 and provides you with clarity and hope for the years to come.  Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/347 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
9/22/202140 minutes, 36 seconds
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HHHK 346: Embodying Your Menstrual Cycle with Amanda Waaldyk

In today’s episode we are joined by Amanda Waaldyk, Doctor of Chinese Medicine, to discuss the significance of your menstrual cycle and why understanding not only your current cycle, but your entry into menarche and that of your mother and grandmother, is critical to optimal health and fertility. We take a closer look at our environment and the roles of plastics in oestrogen dominance; endometriosis, IVF, childbirth, menopause, the importance of both a holistic and collaborative approach and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/346 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
9/15/202148 minutes, 57 seconds
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HHHK 345: Postpartum Recovery, Advocating for Ourselves & Dropping the Guilt with Bianca Stuurman

In today’s episode we are joined by our incredible nutrition coach at The Natural Nutritionist, Bianca Stuurman. Bianca and I discuss postpartum recovery including building your tribe, the role of trimester three preparation, the life-saving nature of meal trains and so much more. We explore how to advocate for your ideal birth and postpartum period and why all mothers should drop the guilt (especially when it comes to the occasional screen time while you juggle all of the balls). We hope this inspires your view of motherhood and shows you that there is another way. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/345 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
9/8/202157 minutes, 9 seconds
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HHHK 344: Debunking Nutrition Myths for Optimal Health with Steph Lowe

In today’s episode we turn the tables and share with you an interview from Your Life of Impact where the host, Bretto Robbo, interviews me. We discuss a whole host of nutrition topics including intermittent fasting, protein and the microbiome, supplements, calcium and so much more. This episode was recorded in early 2021, so while some of the global landscape has changed, much of it remains the same. Let’s dive and debunk some myths today. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/344 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
9/1/202153 minutes, 38 seconds
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HHHK 343: The Essentials of Fermentation & Gut Health with Kirsty Wirth

In today’s episode we are joined by Kirsty Wirth from Kultured Wellness to explore the essentials of fermentation and gut health. You will learn everything from the difference between a wild ferment and a cultured ferment, the importance of understanding the CFU count, to what Kirsty thinks store-bought kombucha has now become. We hope this will help you to learn or recap the foundations of fermenting and hopefully, reignite your passion for looking after your microbiome from your home kitchen.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/343 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
8/25/202150 minutes, 17 seconds
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HHHK 342: Getting to the Root Cause of Your Thyroid Issues with Natalie Douglas

In today’s episode, we are joined by Natalie Douglas, thyroid, gut and hormone healer for women, to take a deep dive into hypothyroidism, the condition of an underactive thyroid. We discuss current pathology references ranges, key associated nutrient deficiencies, the role of the microbiome, lifestyle changes including stress management, water quality and toxins, and so much more. This is an incredibly detailed episode that will help you optimize your thyroid health via a root cause approach. Let’s dive in. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/342 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
8/18/202150 minutes, 56 seconds
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HHHK 341: Pregnancy Myths & the Importance of Postpartum Recovery with Lily Nichols

In today’s episode we are joined again by Lily Nichols to discuss pregnancy myths including vitamin A and organ meats, and salt and preeclampsia. We take a closer look at preconception health, vegan and vegetarian pregnancies, postnatal recovery, meal trains and so much more. Lily is an absolute wealth of knowledge and I hope you enjoy this conversion as much as I did. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/341 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
8/11/202156 minutes, 23 seconds
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HHHK 340: Metabolic Flexibility, Low Carb & Intermittent Fasting for Females with Steph Lowe

In today’s episode we turn the tables and share with you an interview from The Holistic Nutritionists Podcast where the host, Natalie Douglas, interviews me. You will learn the difference between a sugar burner and a fat burner, the importance of metabolic flexibility and how this impacts your microbiome health. We take a closer look at low carb and intermittent fasting for women, including the specific macronutrient breakdown, fasting protocols, hormonal health and so much more. Let’s dive in. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/340 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
8/4/202154 minutes, 39 seconds
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HHHK 339: Cognitive Function, Polyphenols & Evidence Based Health with Angus Brown

In today’s episode we are joined by Angus Brown from Arepa. We discuss nootropics and the key components for enhancing cognitive function and performance including polyphenols and anthocyanins. We look at the importance of consuming products backed by strong evidence - double-blind placebo controlled trials - and then consider where this ongoing research may take us for conditions including Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, traumatic brain injury and stroke, and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/339 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
7/28/202141 minutes, 30 seconds
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HHHK 338: The Significance of the Gut-Immune Axis with Dr Beth Steels

In today’s episode we are joined by Beth Steels, biochemical nutritionist who has been in clinical practice for over 20 years. We take a close look at the gut-immune axis including the link between ben338eficial bacteria, the microbiome and immune health, the best foods for supporting a diverse gut microbiome and a healthy immune system, what foods to minimize or avoid, why “80/20” matters and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/338 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
7/21/202134 minutes, 16 seconds
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HHHK 337: IVF, the Role of Acupuncture & the Right Support Team with Jenna McDonald

In today’s episode we are joined by Jenna McDonald from The Fertility Suite, acupuncturist and herbalist with a master’s degree in reproductive medicine. We discuss preconception care and why 88 days matter, the role of nutrition, lifestyle changes and acupuncture in fertility and IVF, IVF add ons, the significance of finding the right support team and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/337 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
7/14/202148 minutes, 57 seconds
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HHHK 336: Alzheimer's Disease, Diabetes & LCHF with Gary Fettke

In today’s episode we are joined by Gary Fettke to explore Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and LCHF. We take a look at the role of a reduced metabolism of glucose in a neurodegenerative disease like Alzheimer’s and consider the role of nutrition, inflammation and ketones, the alternative brain fuel. Gary also shares the truth around his 2016 silencing by AHPRHA, why he is being targeted by the cereal industry, how he plans to change our dietary guidelines and so much more.  Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/336 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
7/7/202150 minutes, 36 seconds
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HHHK 335: Tiny Human, What Do I Feed You with Gina Rose

In today’s episode, we are joined by Gina Rose, women's health expert, author, speaker and public figure. Gina is the founder and business owner of the successful clinic and online platform 'Nutrition by Gina Rose'. She holds a BHSc in Nutritional Medicine and has a background in nursing. Today Gina and I explore starting solids, including the key developmental signs to look for, the best first foods, how to approach foods that have a higher risk of allergy, the truth about rice cereal and commercial baby foods and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/335 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
6/30/202134 minutes, 30 seconds
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HHHK 334: Cardiovascular Disease, Your Family History & Your Environment with Dr Damian Kristof

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr Damian Kristof to explore cardiovascular disease and the role of both your genetic predisposition and the environment in which you control – as the saying goes, genetics load the gun, but environment pulls the trigger. We examine the role of nutrition, the impact of inflammation, the statin drug industry, additional risk-assessment tools including Lp(a), the coronary artery calcium score and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/334 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
6/23/202143 minutes, 5 seconds
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HHHK 333: Navigating Autoimmunity & the Microbiome with Kirsty Wirth

In today’s episode we are joined by Kirsty Wirth from Kultured Wellness to explore autoimmunity and the microbiome. We take a look at the importance of in-depth health histories, what “seven generations of health” really means and why investigating and testing adequately to identify the root cause is essential. We then look at the impact of compromised digestive function and poor microbial diversity on our innate immune system, chronic fatigue syndrome, the Epstein-Barr Virus and how this relates to thyroid conditions such as Hashimoto’s, the roles of sunlight, stress, mould, EMFs and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/336 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
6/16/202150 minutes, 6 seconds
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HHHK 332: Optimising Your Health via Identifying Hazards in the Home with Nicole Bijlsma

In today’s episode we are joined by Nicole Bijlsma, a former naturopath and acupuncturist with 15 years of clinical experience who changed her career pathway to become a building biologist after noticing a strong correlation with many of her patient’s illnesses and health hazards in their home. Nicole teaches us how to address health hazards in the home and optimise our health as a result. We look at potential hazards including mould, EMFs, meter panels, air quality, magnetic stress and geopathic stress. This episode will change the way you look at your home, your internet, mobile phone and baby monitor usage and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/332 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
6/9/202155 minutes, 56 seconds
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HHHK 331: Plant Based Eggs, the Environment & Your Health with Cyndi O'Meara

In today’s episode we are joined by Cyndi O'Meara to discuss JUST Egg, a vegan egg substitute made from mung beans, that is strongly marketed as “cholesterol-free” and “one of the most sustainable protein sources available”. We discuss cholesterol, explore the term “natural flavours”, and uncover the myths surrounding water consumption and carbon dioxide emissions, which are very popular arguments used by some members of the vegan community. We then dive into the importance of checking your sources, how to apply this knowledge beyond this specific product, and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/331 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
6/2/202138 minutes, 6 seconds
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HHHK 330: Pain Free Birthing and Staying Calm For Two with Emma Maidment

In today’s episode we are joined by Emma Maidment, yoga and meditation teacher, to explore the possibility that birth can be pain free. We discuss the role of birth preparation, including mindset, strength training, yoga, meditation, breath work, surrounding yourself with positive examples of birth, the right support team and so much more. This is such a powerful episode that we hope will help you reframe pain and show you what an entry to motherhood can be like. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/330 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
5/26/202150 minutes, 57 seconds
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HHHK 329: Hacking Chemo Using Keto, Therapeutic Fasting & a Kickass Attitude with Martha Tettenborn

In today’s ketogenic approach, therapeutic fasting and a kickass attitude. This is an incredible episode, backed by episode we are joined by Martha Tettenborn, registered Dietitian and Health Coach on a journey with cancer. Martha shares with us her personal story of hacking chemotherapy using a scientific evidence, that I hope will shape the way you look at cancer, and any healing journey moving forward. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/329 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
5/19/202147 minutes, 32 seconds
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HHHK 328: Impaired Thyroid Function, Autoimmunity & Real Food with Elly McLean

In today’s episode Elly McLean and I explore impaired thyroid function, autoimmunity and the role of real food. We take a closer look at gluten, dairy, inflammation and intestinal permeability, before diving into the essential nutrients required for optimal thyroid function. You will learn the importance of omega-3 fatty acids, iodine, selenium, vitamin D, fermented foods and so much more. This is a powerful conversation that we hope will change the way you look at thyroid testing, the standard of care (i.e. medication), and most importantly, how avoidance and remission of a thyroid condition is truly possible. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/328 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
5/12/202143 minutes, 43 seconds
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HHHK 327: Infinite Information, Saturation & the Importance of Balance with Tom Cronin

In today’s episode, we are joined by Tom Cronin to discuss the world of infinite information that we currently live in, the potential impacts of this and how much we're taking on at the moment, yet how to find the balance so we are not ignorant to what's currently going on in the world. We take a look at the role of social media and humanity - how it has given people the power to spread information, so we are no longer just getting our information from the mainstream. Perhaps last year was the first time you realized that there was another side to the story? Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/327 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
5/5/202147 minutes, 9 seconds
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HHHK 326: Gut Healing with a More Sustainable Approach to GAPS with Jo Whitton

In today’s episode we are joined by Jo Whitton from Quirky Cooking to explore the Gut and Psychology Syndrome, or GAPS approach to gut healing. We discuss the origins of GAPS, its benefits and shortcomings and share with you a more modern take on this approach, which reduces the overwhelm and extends the practicality, sustainability, longevity and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/326 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
4/28/202146 minutes, 14 seconds
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HHHK 325: Exonerating Saturated Fats (Again!) with Cyndi O'Meara

In today’s episode we are joined by Cyndi O'Meara to take a deep dive into saturated fats and our flawed dietary guidelines – where they started and why they are perpetuated to this date. We take a closer look at the 2020 paper, “Saturated Fats and Health: A Reassessment and Proposal for Food-Based Recommendations” and present the current evidence regarding saturated fat intake, cardiovascular disease and total mortality, and what we now know are protective effects against stroke. I hope you this conversation with Cyndi and I. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/325 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
4/21/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 55 seconds
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HHHK 324: Finding Your Voice & Stepping Into Your Power with Sian Pascale

In today’s episode we are joined by Sian Pascale to explore her work via The Light Collective. This is a powerful conversation about finding your voice, stepping into your power, doing the work and so much more. After the year that was 2020, and the continuation of many of the same themes in 2021, I know you will appreciate many of the sentiments that we share. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/324 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
4/14/202158 minutes, 40 seconds
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HHHK 323: Busting Pregnancy Food Myths with Dr Damian Kristof

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr Damian Kristof to bust the most common pregnancy food myths. We explore the consumption of both soft cheeses and runny egg yolks in pregnancy and examine the evidence around the risks of listeria and Salmonella, respectively. We then discuss the role of food quality, mercury in fish, sushi in pregnancy, vitamin A, the key nutrients of choline and folate and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/323 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
4/7/202142 minutes, 24 seconds
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HHHK 322: The Formula to Happiness & The Accidental Guru with Jake Tyson

In today’s episode we are joined by Jake Tyson from The Accidental Guru and author of Accidental Guru, Universal Guide to Happy. Jake shares is personal story of unhappiness in the corporate world and how this set him on a path to truly discover the formula to happiness. We discuss the concept of happiness and how this relates to our current times, the role of attending workshops versus doing the internal work, how to rewire your thinking and so much more. Jake describes himself as “rough around the edges” and I’m sure you will agree this has immediate appeal to those of us who appreciate practical and down-to-earth advice from someone who really does walk the talk.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/322 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
3/31/202148 minutes, 16 seconds
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HHHK 321: How to Keep the Joy in the IVF Journey with Samantha Kelgreen

In today’s episode we are joined by Samantha Kellgreen, health and mindset coach from Simply Well Coaching. Samantha shares her personal story with marathon running, disordered eating, infertility and IVF and how she is now transforming the journey for many other women with a similar past. We discuss the running culture, the transition from marathons to motherhood and how to examine periods of your life as seasons, rather than as permanent changes. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/321 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
3/24/202143 minutes, 26 seconds
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HHHK 320: Curiosity, Judgement and Your Circle of Power with Dr Jane Tornatore

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr Jane Tornatore, therapist, speaker, and author based in Seattle, to discuss curiosity, judgement and your circle of power. You will learn how to spread self-love in the world is not to make it selfish, but to make the world a better place, tools to examine the rules and stories we have written for ourselves, the four words Jane would ban if she were Queen of the World and so much more. There is so much I loved about this discussion with Jane and I know you will have many great ah-ha moments and takeaways, just as I did.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/320 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
3/18/202157 minutes, 52 seconds
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HHHK 319: Food Replacements from Birth Until Death with Cyndi O'Meara

In today’s episode we are joined by Cyndi O'Meara to discuss food replacements from birth until death. We look specifically at products including Pediasure, Glucerna and Similac, an infant formula, highlighting problematic ingredients including vegetable oils, sugar, artificial sweeteners and those made via synthetic biology. This is essential knowledge that you can apply when interpreting any food or beverage label. We then provide you with the alternatives, why examining food from a vitalistic point of view is so important and so much more. Show Notes: Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/319 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
3/11/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 13 seconds
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HHHK 318: A Balanced Dive into the Ketogenic Diet and with Dr David Harper

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr. David Harper, author of BioDiet, to take a balanced look into the ketogenic diet. We cover many of the myths and misconceptions in relation to keto including the topics of keto flu, weight loss, saturated fat, salt, fibre, safety, sustainability and so much more. Let’s dive straight in and learn more from Dr David Harper.  Show Notes: Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/318 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
3/3/202155 minutes, 59 seconds
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HHHK 317: Re-introducing Food Triggers & Why HRV Is a Powerful Tool with Kirsty Wirth

In today’s episode we are joined by Kirsty Wirth from Kultured Wellness to discuss the reintroduction of food triggers after an elimination diet and/or gut healing journey. You will learn the importance of re-diversifying the diet, the role of fear and the psychology behind this process, the assessment tools you use including heart rate variability and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/317 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
2/24/202146 minutes, 20 seconds
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HHHK 316: How to Take Real Action Against Child Sex Trafficking with Atira Tan

In today’s episode we are joined by Atira Tan, founder and director of Art to Healing, a mental health charity supporting the trauma recovery of child sex slaves in Asia and the Pacific. Atira shares with us how the hijacked #SaveTheChildren hashtag is intentionally spreading misinformation, pointing well-meaning people in the wrong direction and diverting attention and funding away from the millions of sex-trafficked children around the world. You will learn how “taking action” is not sharing a #savethechildren post on your Instagram story, and how truly effective action can create change in this $150-billion-dollar industry. I hope you enjoy this passionate discussion with Atira and feel inspired to join the fight to truly save the children with me. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/316 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
2/17/202149 minutes, 21 seconds
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HHHK 315: Mitochondria - Chronic Disease or the Fountain of Youth with Dr David Harper

In today’s episode, we are joined by Dr. David Harper, author of BioDiet, to take a deep dive into all things mitochondria. We explore the what and the how, including how to optimise mitochondrial function, what happens when things go wrong, how this relates to aging and so much more. This episode gets quite scientific and detailed at times, so grab a pen and paper and be prepared to listen to this conversation a number of times. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/315 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
2/10/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 40 seconds
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HHHK 314: The Role of the Microbiome in Preconception, the First 1000 Days & Beyond with Dawn Whitten

In today’s episode we are joined by Dawn Whitten, Naturopath, Nutritionist, Herbalist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. We discuss the crucial stages of infant microbiome development: preconception, pregnancy, birth and beyond. We take a deeper dive into how breastfeeding positively shapes the infant microbiome, the entire significance of the first 1000 days and so much more. Dawn is an absolute wealth of knowledge and I know you will learn so much about the microbiome and consider how your personal start to life has influenced your microbiome and your health status to this day. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/314 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
2/3/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 33 seconds
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HHHK 313: Synthetic Biology, GMOs & Our Food Supply with Cyndi O'Meara

In today’s episode we are joined by Cyndi O'Meara to discuss synthetic biology, genetically modified organisms and our food supply. You will learn about this relatively new science using microbes, that is replacing natural processes which are considered too expensive, unfeasible, too slow, or not profitable by the food industry. We discuss ingredients including citric acid, ascorbic acid, xanthan gum, synthetic stevia and ListShield and we take a closer look at popular products including plant based or vegan meats and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/313 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
1/27/202141 minutes, 23 seconds
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HHHK 312: Designing Your Year (It's Not Too Late!) with Laurie Gerber

In today’s episode we are joined by Laurie Gerber, head coach at Handel Group who is on a mission to teach herself and others to human better. I’m sure you will love this conversation as much as I did, and be inspired to take the necessary steps to design your year. And no matter when you are tuning in, it’s never too late to check in with your current reality, and get an honest idea of what areas of your life you may need to work on right now. Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/312 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
1/20/202146 minutes, 37 seconds
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HHHK 311: Sustainability, Nutrient Density & the Role of Plants with Elly McLean

In today’s episode, Elly McLean and I explore topics including sustainability, nutrient density and blood sugar control, and the role of a plant-based diet. You will learn about antioxidants, fibre, and the gut microbiome and we bust some common myths and misconceptions surrounding iron, B12, protein and so much more. We also share with you Elly’s exciting new project, Plant-Based Kickstarter, one I hope you will be inspired to take a deeper dive into, to help elevate your health and the health of the planet. Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/311 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
1/13/202135 minutes, 30 seconds
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HHHK 310: Axis of Illness Part 3 - Inflammation with Dr David Harper

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr. David Harper, author of BioDiet, for part three of our three-part series, Axis of Illness, Inflammation. We take a deep dive into acute and chronic inflammation and explore the role of inflammation in chronic diseases including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. You will learn the role of a Western diet, the relationship of inflammation to both obesity and insulin resistance, how this all relates to our current pandemic and so much more. At times this episode does get quite detailed, as the topic of inflammation is quite complex, so you may find yourself needing to listen to it a couple of times – I sure did.  Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/310 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
1/6/202159 minutes
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HHHK 309: Reflections from 2020 & the Role of Infinite Adaptive Capacity with Tom Cronin

In today’s episode we are joined by Tom Cronin to reflect on the year that was. We explore the very intellectualized society that we have become, how this has created a disconnection to our physical body, and the negative implications of this. You will learn why developing an infinite adaptive capacity is key to your survival, how you can navigate any worry, concern or anxiety you have about 2020 and learn simple and effective strategies to help you handle anything that 2021 brings. Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/309 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
12/30/202049 minutes, 20 seconds
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HHHK 308: The Role of the Microbiota in Depression & Anxiety with Dr Jason Hawrelak

In today’s episode, we are joined by Jason Hawrelak, Naturopath, researcher and educator with special interests in the gastrointestinal microbiota, irritable bowel syndrome and the clinical applications of pre- and probiotics. Today we explore the incredibly fascinating topic of mental health and the microbiome. You will learn why we need to rethink the serotonin deficiency hypothesis of mental health, the role of a dysbiotic microbiome, yet the fact that there is not one distinct pattern observed in depressed individuals at this point in time, the impact of endotoxins, inflammation, key microbes including Alistipes and so much more. This conversation will change the way you view mental health and the research offers incredible hope for the management, and potentially treatment, of two extremely prevalent conditions experienced today.     Show Notes: Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/308 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.  
12/23/202050 minutes, 8 seconds
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HHHK 307: Why Postural Decline Is One of the Best Measures of Cognitive & Mental Decline with Andrew Richards

In today’s episode we are joined by Andrew Richards to discuss posture and the impact that good posture has on our health as a whole, and in particular our brain and nervous system health. We explore the research that a decline in postural control can be related to a decline in executive function, and how this relates to cognitive health, mental health and longevity. This is a fascinating episode, and one that will inspire you to assess not only your posture but how you move, work and live.    Show Notes: Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/307 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.  
12/16/202045 minutes, 47 seconds
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HHHK: 306 Axis of Illness Part 2 - Insulin Resistance with Dr David Harper

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr. David Harper, author of BioDiet, for part two of our three-part series, Axis of Illness, Insulin Resistance. We cover insulin resistance in the context of the Axis of Illness and explore the causes, consequences and relevant co-morbidities. You will learn how insulin resistance relates to obesity and inflammation, the role of a Western diet, treatments for insulin resistance and diabetes and so much more. This is an incredibly important topic as in Australia alone, if diabetes continues to rise at the current rates, up to 3 million people over the age of 25 will have diabetes by 2025, yet it’s largely preventable. Show Notes: Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/306 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
12/9/202055 minutes, 29 seconds
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HHHK 305: Creating Your Ideal Life & Career with Helen Marshall

In today’s episode we are joined by Helen Marshall from Primal Alternative. Helen and I have a great discussion including the silver linings of 2020, the role of insulin resistance and how this relates to the year that was, the importance of creating your ideal life and career and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/305  for show notes, episode transcripts and more.  
12/2/202050 minutes, 39 seconds
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HHHK 304: Navigating the Coronavirus with Kale Brock - Part 2

In today’s episode Kale and I take a closer look at the coronavirus pandemic and the truths that have emerged since we released part one earlier this year. This is not a conversation of personal opinion but research from some of the world’s leading scientists, epidemiologists and virologists. You are entitled to disagree but I do urge you to please check your sources as both the mainstream media and online fact checkers are simply not reliable sources of information. If you would like to learn more, I have COVID highlights, saved on my Instagram page where I have been sharing the science of COVID-19 this year. Please note: this episode was recorded at the end of September, however all is still extremely relevant to this day. Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/304 for show notes, episode transcripts and more. 
11/25/20201 hour, 6 minutes
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HHHK 303: Environmental Sustainability & the Roles of Packaging & Polystyrene with Joanne Howarth

In today’s episode we are joined by Joanne Howarth from Planet Protector Packaging. You will learn why Joanne is on a mission to eliminate polystyrene, a cause I am 100% behind. We explore environmental sustainability, the role of marketing and “green washing” and teach you, how, as a consumer, you can spot true sustainability and vote with your dollar. This is an incredibly inspiring episode, one that has huge potential to help our environment with awareness and education and by inspiring change in an industry that must act for the health of our future generations. Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/303 for show notes, episode transcripts and more. 
11/18/202040 minutes, 33 seconds
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HHHK 302: Axis of Illness Part 1 - Obesity with Dr. David Harper

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr. David Harper, author of BioDiet, for part one of our three-part series, Axis of Illness. We begin with obesity, and the clinical and medical definitions, including why body mass index is an outdated and inaccurate technique. You will learn about the theories of the cause of obesity as we break apart the energy balance myth and provide context for the hormonal role of obesity, now supported in the scientific literature. We also discuss the role of metabolic health, psychosocial considerations, how this is relevant for our current global situation and so much more. Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/302 for show notes, episode transcripts and more. 
11/11/202057 minutes, 24 seconds
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HHHK 301: Protecting Our Children on the Internet with Susan McLean

In today’s episode we are joined by Susan McLean from Cyber Safety Solutions. Susan is an extremely experienced cyber safety expert and will open your eyes to online grooming and the nature of social media, gaming sites and the like, and child exploitation. We explore common sites including Facebook and TikTok, and most importantly teach parents and guardians how to open up the conversation and what we can all do to protect our children online. Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/301 for show notes, episode transcripts and more. 
11/4/202046 minutes, 46 seconds
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HHHK 300: Creating Emotional Resilience with Brett Robinson

In today’s episode of Health, Happiness & Human Kind we are joined by high performance coach, Brett Robinson. We discuss Brett’s experience in elite-level sport and the lessons he learned from some of the best athletes in the world. We then dive into Brett’s greatest personal tragedy and how he turned heartbreak into inspiration, and life-long resilience. You will personally learn how to bridge the gaps in human behaviour to enhance and optimise physical, mental and emotional wellbeing and so much more. Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/300 for show notes, episode transcripts and more. 
10/28/202052 minutes, 6 seconds
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HHHK 299: Creating a Diverse Microbiome with Food & Beyond with Kirsty Wirth

In today’s episode we are joined by Kirsty Wirth from Kultured Wellness to discuss how to create a diverse microbiome with food and beyond. We explore topics including fibre, food diversity and protein, and the relevance of commonly missing commensal species such as Akkermansia muciniphila and Faecalibacterium prausnitzii. We then explore the role of our external environment, including the problems with over-sanitisation, the role of our soil microbiome, how this differs between a western population in comparison to a hunter-gatherer society and so much more. Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/299 for show notes, episode transcripts and more. 
10/21/202055 minutes, 40 seconds
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HHHK 298: Could Your PCOS Actually Be Hypothalamic Amenorrhea with Elly McLean

In today’s episode Elly McLean joins us to explore hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA) and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). You will learn about HA and the reasons why this evolutionary protective mechanism exists. We then discuss the most common causes of PCOS and the role of the oral contraceptive pill, the Rotterdam criteria and how the syndrome differs to polycystic ovaries, the problems with classifying an irregular period, amenorrhea or HA as PCOS, the prevalence of misdiagnoses, testing and treatment and so much more. Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/298 for show notes, episode transcripts and more. 
10/14/202057 minutes, 25 seconds
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HHHK 297: Setting the Record Straight on LCHF, LDL-C & Statins with Dr. David Harper

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr. David Harper, author of BioDiet, to explore a LCHF or ketogenic diet, and what impact this has on our cholesterol profile, and in particular our low density lipoproteins, or LDL-C. You will learn the importance of cholesterol for cell membranes, optimal brain function, sex hormone production, vitamin D, and fat digestion and absorption, how to really understand your cardiovascular disease risk, the role of the coronary artery calcium score and the impact of statin drugs. This is an incredible episode that will bust many of the myths you have been told surrounding cholesterol containing foods, your blood lipid panel, heart disease and so much more. Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/297 for show notes, episode transcripts and more. 
10/7/202057 minutes, 56 seconds
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HHHK 296: Dissecting Food Labels with Dr. Damian Kristof - Part 1

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr Damian Kristof to dissected food labels. We start with a light-hearted riff on the COVID-19 landscape then switch gears to dive into a range of protein and snack bars we have been asked to look into. You will learn how to navigate food labels and what to look for on a nutrition information panel, how to understand the concept of green washing, the health implications of specific ingredients including maltitol, erythritol and agave syrup, and so much more. Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/296 for show notes, episode transcripts and more. 
9/30/202058 minutes, 8 seconds
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HHHK 295: COVID-19 & the Importance of Academic Freedom with Cliff Harvey, PhD

In today’s episode we are joined by Cliff Harvey to explore the current landscape with regards to COVID-19 - the many silver linings and causes for optimism, but the associated cautionary lessons. We discuss the issues that arise when esteemed experts are discredited by lumping them in with the most extreme of conspiracies, why academic freedom is more important than ever, what leading epidemiologists believe of an elimination strategy, how to create resilient populations, what else needs to be done before the next global pandemic and so much more. Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/295 for show notes, episode transcripts and more. 
9/23/202059 minutes, 56 seconds
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HHHK 294: The Gut-Thyroid Connection with Dr Christine Maren

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr Christine Maren, Functional Medical Physician, to explore the gut-thyroid connection. You will learn how every aspect of gastrointestinal function from saliva production, acid and enzyme production, bowel motility and bowel integrity can be impacted by alterations in cellular thyroid physiology. We discuss leaky gut and hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's and autoimmune thyroid, the impact of gluten, the role of blood testing and our current reference ranges, complimentary tests including microbiome, SIBO and genetic testing, how to fix your thyroid and become medication free and so much more. Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/294 for show notes, episode transcripts and more. 
9/16/202042 minutes, 45 seconds
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HHHK 293: Why Resilience is Critical for 2020 & Beyond with Dr Brett Hill

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr Brett Hill to uncover how we can exercise resilience for 2020 and beyond. Significantly, you will learn why we need to tap into our inbuilt resilience to be able to focus on the solutions, and not just the problems in the world right now. We explore the current polarity between those lost in fear, such as the medical fear around the coronavirus, and those exploring what may be considered the more extreme theories involved with COVID-19. We uncover our internal biases, the influence of the lack of information we currently have, the role of the media, the pharmaceutical industry and those of us in the health industry, what you need to be focusing on more than ever right now and so much more. Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/293 for show notes, episode transcripts and more. 
9/9/202046 minutes, 58 seconds
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HHHK 292: Join the Fight to End Human Slavery with Nicole Joy

In today’s episode we are joined by Nicole Joy to open the dialogue around human slavery.   Nicole and I discuss the horrifying statistics around adult and child sex slavery and how this is not a peripheral issue, but the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. We then provide you with the information you need to join the fight, including the people and organizations leading the way, and what parents and caregivers must do, no matter how confronting it may be. I understand first-hand how challenging this topic is to hear about, but it is far too important to turn away from. I truly believe that we can be the generation that ends human trafficking forever, but we have to first look the issue head on.  Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/292 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
9/2/20201 hour, 28 seconds
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HHHK 291: The Polarities of Social Media During a Global Pandemic with Tom Cronin

In today’s episode we are joined by Tom Cronin, founder of The Stillness Project and Vedic meditation teacher. Tom and I have an incredible discussion exploring the polarities of social media, during a time like COVID-19. While it is such a powerful weapon in the war on ignorance, it is a significant contributing factor to the secondary pandemic - our exponential rates of anxiety, depression and tragically, suicides. I do hope that one of the many takeaways you have from this discussion is how you can reassess your use of technology and social media, and how you may transform your online interactions. Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/291 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
8/26/202053 minutes, 13 seconds
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HHHK 290: Foundations of Fasting FAQs with Elly McLean

In today’s episode Elly McLean and I explore the foundations of fasting and answer your frequently asked questions. You will learn how many hours constitutes a fast and the difference between common protocols including 12:12, 13:11 and 16:8. We explore what can be consumed during pure fasting including the topics of milk and non-calorie sweeteners, how fasting should be implemented quite specifically for women of child bearing age, fasted training and so much more. Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/290 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.  
8/19/202052 minutes, 29 seconds
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HHHK 289: Glyphosate - Destroying Weeds, our Health & the Environment with Cyndi O'Meara

In today’s episode we are joined by Cyndi O'Meara to discuss glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weed killer, Round-Up (amongst many other products). You will learn the health and environmental consequences of glyphosate exposure, including its antibiotic-like nature and the impact this has on food intolerances and gut health, auto-immunity, autism, cancer and more. We update you on the court cases and multi-billion dollar pay-outs made by Bayer (Monsanto) and explore the recent announcement by countries including Mexico who are aiming to achieve a total ban of glyphosate by 2024. I hope we inspire you to take action, remembering that you have the power and that every decision you make truly counts. Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/289 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
8/12/202053 minutes, 9 seconds
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HHHK 288: COVID-19 & Metabolic Syndrome - How Can Keto Help Our Global Pandemic with Dr David Harper

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr David G Harper, who I’m very excited to share will now be appearing on the show as a regular guest. We discuss COVID-19 and metabolic syndrome, and how keto can help our global pandemic. We explore insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, inflammation and the additional comorbidities that increase your risk of COVID-19 by 12 times. We take a deep dive into the mechanisms behind ketosis, the relevance of this for inflammation and immunity, the cell signaling role of beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), how this impacts the cytokine storm and so much more. David is an absolute wealth of knowledge and I’m sure you will listen to this episode multiple times and help us spread this critical knowledge far and wide. Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/288 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
8/5/202053 minutes, 46 seconds
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HHHK 287: Exploring the Oral Glucose Tolerance Test & Gestational Diabetes with Lily Nichols

In today’s episode we are joined by Lily Nichols, registered Dietician and Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition. Lily and I discuss the oral glucose tolerance test and gestational diabetes, a highly requested topic by you. You will learn the challenges with the current “gold standard” for screening gestational diabetes, the impact of a moderate carbohydrate and low glycaemic diet and the high prevalence of “false positive” test results. We explore the current research around blood glucose reference ranges, HbA1c%, home glucose monitoring, continual glucose monitors, Lily’s personal experiences throughout her two pregnancies and so much more. Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/287 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
7/29/202057 minutes, 6 seconds
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HHHK 286: The Latest in Keto Research with Cliff Harvey, PhD - Part 2

In today’s episode we are joined by Cliff Harvey to explore two publications, firstly, ‘A plant-based, low-fat diet decreases ad libitum energy intake compared to an animal-based, ketogenic diet: An inpatient randomized controlled trial’ and secondly ‘Effects of a Ketogenic Diet on Muscle Fatigue in Healthy, Young, Normal-Weight Women: A Randomized Controlled Feeding Trial’. We discuss the unprovable proposition that there is one best diet for everyone, and consider the bookend phenomena - that maybe extremes are not the answer for anyone. Cliff is a wealth of knowledge and I hope you will enjoy the dissection of these studies and consider the role of subject size, statistics and cross over designed studies, as well as findings being replicated by future studies. Let’s dive in. Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/286 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
7/22/202057 minutes, 18 seconds
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HHHK 285: Reframing a Victim Mentality with Kat John

In today’s episode we are joined by Kat John, to discuss the victim mentality. Kat shares the role of the ego and meditation in identifying with ‘victim-like’ thoughts and we discuss how to reframe victimisation by changing the language you use. We explore topics including COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter and provide you with some strategies that will allow you to see that your contribution counts, no matter how big or how small. Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/285 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
7/15/202044 minutes, 26 seconds
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HHHK 284: Do We Need to Fear Saturated Fats? with Dr Damian Kristoff

In today’s episode we are joined by Dr Damian Kristof to explore saturated fats in pregnancy, off to back of an article titled “Mother’s higher fat diets linked with long term health of infants”. Now, this was in no way credible research, but it’s information being spread by mainstream media that is contributing to our continual confusion around saturated fats, so it was extremely important to debunk. Join Damo & I as we teach you how to navigate such articles, the problems with studies centred around dietary questionnaires and food recall, and the significant issues that arise when food quality is ignored (such as when meat pies are compared to avocados). We obviously agree that what a mother eats during pregnancy impacts the future health of her baby, but we absolutely have to stop the fear around natural whole foods. Let’s dive in.  Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/284 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
7/9/202039 minutes, 40 seconds
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HHHK 283: Treating the Root Cause of Cancer & Chronic Diseases with Marcus Freudenmann

In today’s episode we are joined by Marcus Freudenmann from Truly Heal. Together, Marcus and I explore treating the root cause of cancer and other chronic diseases. You will learn about the role of the microbiome, the role of conventional therapies, the impact of nutrient deficiencies and inflammation, why toxins need to considered, how psychology and mindset are involved and so much more. This is obviously a very sensitive topic and a complex one that is yet to be solved, but I hope you will join me today in considering how important it is to identify the root cause of a disease, and how this could differ for individuals with the same disease. Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/283 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
7/1/202039 minutes, 14 seconds
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HHHK 282: Dissecting IBS with Steph Lowe & Elly McLean

In today’s episode of Health, Happiness & Human Kind (yes we have a brand new podcast name and still the most amazing guests but so many more incredible topics to cover), Elly and I dissect Irritable Bowel Syndrome, otherwise known as IBS. You will learn more about the diagnosis of IBS and how this can be problematic from a treatment standpoint. We discuss what we typically see in clinic, including clients who have undertaken a suite of breath testing, those who have been to see a gastroenterologist and those who have been told to follow a specific diet lacking in prebiotic fibres long term. We also explore the role of SIBO and the microbiome, the long term steps required to create optimal gut health and so much more. Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/282 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
6/24/202050 minutes, 57 seconds
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HHHK 281: The Disease of Loneliness with Kale Brock

In episode 281 we are joined by our good friend Kale Brock. Kale and I explore loneliness, in the context of both our current pandemic and how western cultures may be contributing to this, based on their current infrastructures. You will learn how a lack of social connection could heighten health risks as much as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, the significance of community and contribution, what personal changes both Kale and I have made in recent years and so much more. This is such a powerful conversation that needs to be strongly considered for optimal health and longevity. Follow Kale online: http://kalebrock.com.au Facebook: /kalesbroccoli Instagram: @kalesbroccoli Click below to download transcript:
6/17/202045 minutes, 22 seconds
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RFR 280: Saving the Planet via Our Soil with Charlie Arnott

In episode 280 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Charlie Arnott, regenerative farmer and educator. Charlie and I explore his journey from industrial commodity farmer to regenerative food grower, including the hurdles in making such a transition. You will learn about the relationships between soil and human health, the significance of biodynamics, the current state of agriculture in light of COVID-19 and so much more. This is an incredibly inspiring episode that will force you to rethink your relationship with your farmer and planet Earth.   Follow Charlie online: https://www.charliearnott.com.au Instagram: @charliearnott1 Facebook: /CharlieArnottBoorowa Tune in to The Regenerative Journey with Charlie Arnott here. Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 280: Saving the Planet via Our Soil with Charlie Arnott appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
6/10/202052 minutes, 35 seconds
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RFR 279: The Latest in Keto Cancer Research with Cliff Harvey, PhD

In episode 279 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Cliff Harvey to explore the publication, ‘Caloric restriction alters lipid metabolism to contribute to tumor growth inhibition’. We discuss how caloric restriction differs from a ketogenic diet in regards to cancer treatment and how we must consider both the Warburg Effect and the reverse hypothesis, that while some cancer cells thrive on glucose, others thrive on ketone bodies. We then discuss glutamine and the relevance of protein intake versus the prevention of muscle wastage, the role of a holistic and individualised approach to cancer treatment, future directions including the press-pulse strategy and so much more.   Cliff Harvey online: http://www.cliffharvey.com The Carbohydrate Appropriate Diet: http://www.cliffharvey.com/books.html Holistic Performance Academy: https://holisticperformance.ac.nz Caloric restriction alters lipid metabolism to contribute to tumor growth inhibition: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.03.09.984302 Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 279: The Latest in Keto Cancer Research with Cliff Harvey, PhD appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
6/3/202049 minutes, 46 seconds
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RFR 277: Does LCHF Work for Females with Triathlon Taren

In episode 277 of The Real Food Reel you will learn if LCHF is appropriate for females. We discuss why it is so important to define terms including LCHF, fasting and fasted training and specific considerations with females in all three of these areas. We explore the differences in the follicular and luteal phases of the menstrual cycle and how you might manipulate your nutrition and/or training schedule to optimise your hormones, recovery and ongoing performance. To book a consultation with Steph, Elly and the team at TNN or to find out more about The Natural Nutritionist or LCHF Endurance, visit: bit.ly/tnnonline or www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au.   Follow TNN online:  Facebook – The Natural Nutritionist   Instagram – @thenaturalnutritionist Twitter – @natnutritionist Contact TNN here – https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ Book your complimentary 15-minute consultation with TNN here: bit.ly/tnnonline   Purchase your copy of Low Carb, Healthy Fat Nutrition here. Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 277: Does LCHF Work for Females with Triathlon Taren appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/20/202055 minutes, 49 seconds
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RFR 276: Plant Based Athletes with Elly McLean

In episode 276 of The Real Food Reel we share with how to optimise being a plant-based athlete with Elly McLean. In today’s episode Elly shares her story, and why her first attempt at becoming plant based wasn’t successful. You will learn when it’s the right time to become plant based and what to do to optimise this lifestyle, long term. We explore reducing your animal protein intake, food sustainability, nutrients including vitamin B12, iron and zinc, supplementation for vegans and so much more. To book a consultation with Elly visit: https://www.nutritionelly.com Follow Elly online: Instagram – @nutritionelly Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 276: Plant Based Athletes with Elly McLean appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/13/202039 minutes, 46 seconds
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RFR 275: Setting Up Your Gut Microbiome for Pregnancy & Beyond with Kirsty Wirth – Part 3

In episode 275 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Kirsty Wirth from Kultured Wellness for part 3 of setting up your gut microbiome for pregnancy & beyond. In the final instalment of this series, we discuss microbiome testing and how to determine whether if first, testing is suitable and then, if it is more appropriate to test mum, bub, or both. We then discuss first foods, rice cereal, how to navigate this new and exciting journey, how to make it fun and explorative, how remove the fear and so much more. Follow Kirsty online: https://www.kulturedwellness.com Facebook: /kulturedwellness Instagram: @kulturedwellness   Submit your questions here: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ Listen to Setting Up Your Gut Microbiome for Pregnancy & Beyond with Kirsty Wirth – Part 1: bit.ly/RFR_264 Listen to Setting Up Your Gut Microbiome for Pregnancy & Beyond with Kirsty Wirth – Part 2: bit.ly/RFR_267 Read Grace’s Journey to Solids here: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/graces-journey-to-solids/ Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 275: Setting Up Your Gut Microbiome for Pregnancy & Beyond with Kirsty Wirth – Part 3 appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/6/202049 minutes, 30 seconds
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RFR 274: The Latest in Keto Research with Cliff Harvey

In episode 274 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Cliff Harvey, researcher and educator, to discuss the latest in keto research. Cliff and I explore two specific publications, “Medium chain triglyceride supplementation increases postprandial ketone bodies in a dose dependent manner” and “WHO draft guidelines on dietary saturated and trans fatty acids: time for a new approach?”. You will learn everything from MCT dosage and how this is being studied to reverse the impacts of Alzheimer’s Disease, how the brain can thrive on an alternative fuel to glucose and how when we look at the true effect of saturated fat on all-cause mortality outcomes, there is no data, yet our Australian guidelines are still not reflecting this.   Cliff Harvey online: http://www.cliffharvey.com The Carbohydrate Appropriate Diet: http://www.cliffharvey.com/books.html Holistic Performance Academy: https://holisticperformance.ac.nz Medium chain triglyceride supplementation increases postprandial ketone bodies in a dose dependent manner: https://researchers.mq.edu.au/en/publications/medium-chain-triglyceride-supplementation-increases-postprandial-?fbclid=IwAR1kAsAXZ07WVvyhG-HZbLJcQ_FgsZyOR_mneAlGRrWanSz0s4cgGyzHuTI WHO draft guidelines on dietary saturated and trans fatty acids: time for a new approach?:  https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4137 Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 274: The Latest in Keto Research with Cliff Harvey appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/29/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 55 seconds
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RFR 273: Fuelling for Endurance & Longevity with Leighton Phillips from SFuels

In today’s episode of The Real Food Reel I am joined by Leighton Phillips, ultra-runner and founder of  SFuels. You will learn why the company SFuels was born and why Leighton is so passionate about a lower carbohydrate lifestyle but the mantra of ‘train low, race high’ that we also follow here at The Natural Nutritionist. We discuss fasted training, fueling for long endurance sessions, race day fueling, metabolic efficiency testing and so much more. You will literally walk away from today’s episode with your training and racing fueling strategies sorted. While you may not be racing at the moment, you now have the perfect opportunity to practice this in training and re-implement when your racing calendar returns. Learn more and download the SFuels Quickstart Guide online: https://www.sfuelsgolonger.com Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 273: Fuelling for Endurance & Longevity with Leighton Phillips from SFuels appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/22/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 43 seconds
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RFR 272: What to Do Now Your Race Has Been Cancelled with Katee Pedicini

In episode 272 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Katee Pedicini from Holistic Endurance to explore what you can do now that your upcoming races have been cancelled. We explore outcome versus process-orientated goals and teach you how to redirect your focus away from an outcome-focused goal such as a race. We discuss the importance of reprioritising your time to focus on a new goal specific to you, such as fat adaptation, hormonal balancing, strength training, yoga, mindset training, training specific tracking measures and so much more. Learn more about MAF training here: RFR 215 How to Train Smarter Not Harder with Dr Phil Maffetone: http://thewellnesscouch.com/rfr/rfr-215-how-to-train-smarter-not-harder-with-dr-phil-maffetone   Follow Katee online: https://www.holisticendurance.com.au Facebook: /holisticendurance Instagram: @holisticendurance   Follow TNN online:   Facebook – The Natural Nutritionist   Instagram – @thenaturalnutritionist Twitter – @natnutritionist Contact TNN here – https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 272: What to Do Now Your Race Has Been Cancelled with Katee Pedicini appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/15/202046 minutes, 14 seconds
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RFR 271: Finding Stillness Amongst the Chaos with Tom Cronin

In today’s episode of The Real Food Reel we speak with Tom Cronin, founder of The Stillness Project and Vedic meditation teacher. Tom’s mission is to inspire one billion people to meditate daily and achieve stillness. You will learn about Tom’s new project, The Portal, a film that follows six real life stories that all overcome trauma, anxiety, depression and PTSD using a simple yet powerful technique. This is an incredible episode that will inspire you to find the time to be still and consider the question, what does the planet look like if we all did this? Follow Tom online: https://www.tomcronin.com Watch The Portal: https://entertheportal.com Buy the book:  https://entertheportal.com/book/ Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 271: Finding Stillness Amongst the Chaos with Tom Cronin appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/8/202050 minutes, 42 seconds
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RFR 270: Nourishing Your Immune System with Steph Lowe & Elly McLean

In episode 270 of The Real Food Reel Elly & I teach how you how to nourish your immune system for not only our immediate situation, but the longer term. We start with the basics of real food and then explore key ingredients including raw garlic, vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc, olive leaf extract, andrographis and medicinal mushrooms. You will also learn the role of the nervous system, exactly what Harvard University are prescribing for everyone impacted by our current global pandemic and so much more. Show Notes: Melrose Vitamin C: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/store/gut-health/melrose-vitamin-c-bioflavonoids-100g/ SuperFeast: bit.ly/TNN_SF Enter the code TNN10 for 10% off! Shoku Iku: https://shokuikuaustralia.com   Follow TNN online:   Facebook – The Natural Nutritionist   Instagram – @thenaturalnutritionist Twitter – @natnutritionist Contact TNN here – https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/   Book your complimentary 15-minute consultation with TNN here: bit.ly/tnnonline   Follow Elly online: Instagram – @nutritionelly Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 270: Nourishing Your Immune System with Steph Lowe & Elly McLean appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/1/202045 minutes, 13 seconds
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RFR 269: Navigating the Coronavirus with Kale Brock

In today’s episode of The Real Food Reel Kale and I take a closer look at the coronavirus and the truth behind the latest statistics from The World Health Organization. You will learn why you may not be at risk, and what you can do to support your immune system and microbiome health. We explore the role of the media and Big Pharma, what fear-based propaganda could be doing to your health and so much more. Please note: this episode was recorded at the start of March, so some of the stats have changed but you will no doubt still take away some interesting insights from this conversation with Kale Brock. Follow Kale online: http://kalebrock.com.au Facebook: /kalesbroccoli Instagram: @kalesbroccoli   Follow Steph online:  https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/ Facebook: The Natural Nutritionist Instagram: @thenaturalnutritionist Twitter: @natnutritionist Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 269: Navigating the Corona Virus with Kale Brock appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/25/202041 minutes, 50 seconds
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RFR 268: Am I Fat Adapted? with Steph Lowe & Elly Mclean

In episode 268 of The Real Food Reel Elly & I help you to answer the question, “Am I fat adapted?”. You will learn the significance of the dual-fuel system and why, no matter how lean you are, you still have adequate fuel on board, provided you can access it. We discuss blood sugar control and your meal-to-meal windows, managing cravings, overnight fasts, manipulating your training and racing fuelling strategies and so much more. Show Notes: To book a consultation with Steph, Elly and the team at TNN or to find out more about The Natural Nutritionist or LCHF Endurance, visit: bit.ly/tnnonline or www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au.   Follow TNN online:   Facebook – The Natural Nutritionist   Instagram – @thenaturalnutritionist Twitter – @natnutritionist Contact TNN here – https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ Book your complimentary 15-minute consultation with TNN here: bit.ly/tnnonline Purchase your copy of Low Carb, Healthy Fat Nutrition here. Follow Elly online: Instagram – @nutritionelly Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 268: Am I Fat Adapted? with Steph Lowe & Elly Mclean appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/18/202055 minutes, 16 seconds
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RFR 267: Setting Up Your Gut Microbiome for Pregnancy & Beyond with Kirsty Wirth – Part 2

In episode 267 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Kirsty Wirth from Kultured Wellness for part 2 of setting up your gut microbiome for pregnancy & beyond. We discuss the forgotten nutrient choline, the key foods you need to be eating during pregnancy and what considerations need to be made for vegetarian and vegan mothers-to-be. We then explore translocation and the role of breast milk in establishing a baby’s microbiome, infant formulas and so much more.   Follow Kirsty online: https://www.kulturedwellness.com Facebook: /kulturedwellness Instagram: @kulturedwellness Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 267: Setting Up Your Gut Microbiome for Pregnancy & Beyond with Kirsty Wirth – Part 2 appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/11/202051 minutes, 54 seconds
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RFR 266: Can Shift Work Be Healthy with Audra Starkey

In today’s episode of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Audra Starkey, a clinically trained nutritionist helping shift workers to improve their health through better sleep, nutrition and workplace wellness programs. Author of ‘Too Tired to Cook – the Shift Worker’s Guide to Working (and Surviving) in a 24/7 World’, Audra shares with us the most important thing when it comes to improving the health of shift workers, and answers the question: can shift workers be healthy? Audra is a wealth of knowledge and you will learn so much about health and wellness, regardless of what your unique work situation is.   Follow Audra online: https://healthyshiftworker.com Facebook: /thehealthyshiftworker Instagram: @the_healthy_shift_worker Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 266: Can Shift Work Be Healthy with Audra Starkey appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/4/202047 minutes, 21 seconds
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RFR 265: The Microbiome Beyond Food with Dr Damian Kristof

In today’s episode of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Dr Damian Kristof to explore the microbiome, beyond the food that you eat. We explore the intricate link between digestion and the nervous system, the significance of sympathetic dominance and the impact that our modern day lifestyle may have on our microbiome. We then discuss fast transit time and lose bowels, microbiome testing, what you can do to create balance between the brain and the gut, and so much more.   Follow Damian online: https://damiankristof.com Facebook: /DamianKristof Instagram: @ damiankristof Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 265: The Microbiome Beyond Food with Dr Damian Kristof appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
2/26/202049 minutes, 42 seconds
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RFR 264: Setting Up Your Gut Microbiome for Pregnancy & Beyond with Kirsty Wirth – Part 1

In episode 264 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Kirsty Wirth from Kultured Wellness to explore infant gut health. Kirsty shares her personal journey and how this has driven her research and purpose behind Kultured Wellness to this day. We explore why preconception and pregnancy gut health matters and what you can do to support your health and the health of your future baby. We bust some pretty big myths including organ meats and vitamin A, including what the best alternate to infant rice cereal is, “eating for two” and so much more. Follow Kirsty online: https://www.kulturedwellness.com Facebook: /kulturedwellness Instagram: @kulturedwellness   Submit your questions here: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/   Listen to RFR 237 Mapping your Gut Microbiome: bit.ly/RFR_237 Listen to RFR 248 Understanding Your Microbiome with Microba’s Dr Alena Pribyl: bit.ly/RFR_248 Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 264: Setting Up Your Gut Microbiome for Pregnancy & Beyond with Kirsty Wirth – Part 1 appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
2/19/202059 minutes, 39 seconds
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RFR 263: Optimising Your Plant Based Lifestyle with Elly McLean (Part 2)

In episode 263 of The Real Food Reel we share with you part two of how to optimise your plant based lifestyle with Elly McLean. You will learn about digestion from the top down including leaky gut and the signs and symptoms to be aware of. Elly talks to the significance of bio-individuality when it comes to your dietary choices and why your personal nutrition should not be based on what you see on social media or on the back of a cereal box. Elly then shares the foundations of her plant based plate, all about caffeine, cortisol and fat burning, the impact of PCOS and so much more.    To book a consultation with Elly visit: https://www.nutritionelly.com Follow Elly online: Instagram – @nutritionelly Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 263: Optimising Your Plant Based Lifestyle with Elly McLean (Part 2) appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
2/12/202057 minutes, 45 seconds
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RFR 262: All Things Bugs, Protein and Entoveganism with Lucas Becker

In episode 262 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Lucas Becker from Grilo Protein, a Byron Bay based company born and bred out of a desire to bring better health, sustainable and future-conscious food. Their team is on a mission to convince you and the entire world to start eating bugs! In today’s episode you will learn more about Grilo’s mission and why they are so passionate about bugs, both nutritionally and environmentally. You will learn about protein, B12, omega 3 and iron, how this eco-friendly protein alternative requires significantly less water, food and land than other protein sources, what is an entovegan and so much more.   Follow Grilo online: https://griloprotein.com.au Instagram: @griloprotein Facebook: /griloprotein Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 262: All Things Bugs, Protein and Entoveganism with Lucas Becker appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
2/5/202037 minutes, 23 seconds
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RFR 261: Preparing for Your Season – Key Blood Tests for Athletes (Part 3)

In episode 261 of The Real Food Reel we share with you part three of how to prepare for your upcoming season and the key blood tests you need. We explore thyroid health, via a complete thyroid panel including TSH, FT4, FT3 and thyroid antibodies. You will learn the challenges with modern thyroid testing and why TSH is simply ot  to examine your thyroid health. We discuss the key nutrients, foods and lifestyle strategies for optimal health, the influence of stress, what it means to have elevated thyroid antibodies, the roles of gluten, sugar, gut healing and so much more.   To book a consultation with Steph, Elly and the team at TNN or to find out more about The Natural Nutritionist or LCHF Endurance, visit: bit.ly/tnnonline or www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au. Listen to part 1 here: bit.ly/RFR_247 Listen to part 2 here: bit.ly/RFR_255   Follow TNN online:   Facebook – The Natural Nutritionist   Instagram – @thenaturalnutritionist Twitter – @natnutritionist Contact TNN here – https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ Book your complimentary 15-minute consultation with TNN here: bit.ly/tnnonline Purchase your copy of Low Carb, Healthy Fat Nutrition here.   Follow Elly online: Instagram – @nutritionelly Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 261: Preparing for Your Season – Key Blood Tests for Athletes (Part 3) appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/29/202042 minutes, 31 seconds
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RFR 260: Optimising Your Plant Based Lifestyle with Elly McLean (Part 1)

In episode 260 of The Real Food Reel Elly McLean, nutritionist here at The Natural Nutritionist, shares with you how to optimise your plant based lifestyle. Hear more about Elly’s background, including her personal health journey from food intolerances, chronic candida, gastritis and parasite infection to where she is today. You will learn about the long term risks of PPI use, dysbiosis, the influence of antibiotics on gut health and common parasite infections. Elly then starts to explore plant based nutrition, including when it’s the right time to make a change, if at all. You’ll also take away key considerations for ‘doing plant based well’ and why gut health is such an important part of your plant based strategy. To book a consultation with Elly visit: https://www.nutritionelly.com   Follow Elly online: Instagram – @nutritionelly Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 260: Optimising Your Plant Based Lifestyle with Elly McLean (Part 1) appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/22/20201 hour, 1 minute, 5 seconds
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RFR 259: Immunobiology, Lectins & the Carnivore Diet with Bill Giles

In episode 259 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Bill Giles, imunobiologist, yoga instructor, martial arts enthusiast, and advocate for people being responsible for their health through diet, exercise and mental wellbeing. Bill and I explore the potential triggering of chronic illnesses as people age, the impact of plant-derived foods and drinks from a biological perspective, all about grains including the long-term advantages of grain-free living, what inspired Deeks and so much more. Deeks Health Foods: https://deeks.com.au Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 259: Immunobiology, Lectins & the Carnivore Diet with Bill Giles appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/15/202058 minutes, 26 seconds
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RFR 258: The Game Changers – Documentary Persuasion with Julianne Taylor

In episode 258 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Julianne Taylor, New Zealand based registered nurse and nutritionist with a particular interest in diets for improving autoimmune disease, blood glucose control and general health. In today’s episode, Julianne and I take a look at the techniques of persuasion used in the documentary, The Game Changers. You might be thinking, but we’ve already discussed this? Hold on right there, we’re looking at things through a different lens, to help you view all documentaries in new light. We explore nutrition misinformation, anti-meat bias, expert bias, if athletes can be plant-based and thrive, and so much more.   Article: http://paleozonenutrition.com/2019/11/04/the-game-changers-movie-techniques-of-persuasion/ https://www.amazon.com/Why-Are-We-Fat/dp/B077DZG899 Follow Julianne online: https://paleozonenutrition.com Facebook – Paleo & Zone Nutrition Twitter – @juliannejtaylor   Listen to RFR 251 The Game Changers – Fuelled by Fallacies with Steph Lowe & Kale Brock here: bit.ly/RFR_251 Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 258: The Game Changers – Documentary Persuasion with Julianne Taylor appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/8/202054 minutes, 33 seconds
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RFR 257: High Performance Fat Loss with Steph Lowe

In episode 257 of The Real Food Reel we share with you an episode from the Triathlon Taren Podcast on all things high performance fat loss. While we discuss specifics for triathlon training, there is so much you will learn whether you ever plan to swim, bike, run or not. We explore many of my favourite topics including real food, low carb healthy fat, carbohydrate tolerance and how to measure this, calories, additional testing and so much more.   Follow TNN online: – Facebook: The Natural Nutritionist – Instagram: @thenaturalnutritionist – Twitter: @natnutritionist Contact TNN here: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/   Book your consultation with TNN here: bit.ly/tnnonline Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 257: High Performance Fat Loss with Steph Lowe appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/1/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 21 seconds
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RFR 256: Skin, Hormones & the Gut with Jacqui Evans

In episode 256 of The Real Food Reel we are again joined by Jacqui Evans, our Nutritionist and Naturopath here at The Natural Nutritionist. Jacqui is also the founder of Jacqueline Evans Skincare and an expert on beauty from the inside out. In today’s episode we explore the role of your beauty products and teach you how to start to replace some of your more problematic products – those full of the endocrine disruptors, parabens and sodium lauryl sulphates. You will learn the role of the skin, our largest organ, and how facial mapping can be used to identify a more specific underlying hormonal imbalance. We also discuss guasha, collagen, specific cases including psoriatic arthritis and so much more. Learn more about Jacqueline Evans Skincare here: https://www.jacquelineevans.com.au Learn more about the Environmental Working Group: https://www.ewg.org Listen to RFR 240 Beauty From the Inside Out with Jacqueline Evans here: bit.ly/RFR_240 Book your consultation with Jacqui here: bit.ly/tnnonline   Follow TNN online:   Facebook – The Natural Nutritionist   Instagram – @thenaturalnutritionist Twitter – @natnutritionist Contact TNN here – https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ Purchase your copy of Low Carb, Healthy Fat Nutrition here. Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 256: Skin, Hormones & the Gut with Jacqui Evans appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
12/25/201939 minutes, 23 seconds
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RFR 255: Preparing for Your Season – Key Blood Tests for Athletes (Part 2)

In episode 255 of The Real Food Reel we share with you part two of how to prepare for your upcoming season and the key blood tests you need. We explore liver health, via a liver function test (LFT), which isn’t truly about the function of your liver. We then explore immune function, looking at haematology, or white cell count and platelets more specifically. You will learn what this means for your microbiome health and the direction of further testing. We then uncover zinc, copper, their ideal ratios and the key strategies you need to optimise all of these markers and your health, performance and longevity. To book a consultation with Steph, Elly and the team at TNN or to find out more about The Natural Nutritionist or LCHF Endurance, visit: bit.ly/tnnonline or www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au. Listen to part 1 here: bit.ly/RFR_247 Listen to RFR 236 Get to Know Your Menstrual Cycle & Create Hormonal Balance with Steph Lowe & Elly McLean: bit.ly/RFR_236   Follow TNN online:   Facebook – The Natural Nutritionist   Instagram – @thenaturalnutritionist Twitter – @natnutritionist Contact TNN here – https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/   Book your consultation with TNN here: bit.ly/tnnonline Purchase your copy of Low Carb, Healthy Fat Nutrition here.   Follow Elly online: Instagram – @nutritionelly Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 255: Preparing for Your Season – Key Blood Tests for Athletes (Part 2) appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
12/18/201951 minutes, 7 seconds
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RFR 254: Are Ketones the Fourth Macro with Kirsty Wirth

In episode 254 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Kirsty Wirth from Kultured Wellness to explore the question, are ketones the fourth macro? In today’s episode you will learn about ketones, and how they produce energy in the body, in the absence of our three macronutrients, carbohydrate, protein and fat. We also explore exogenous ketones, their benefits in comparison to endogenous ketone production, how to incorporate and account for ketones in our existing lifestyle and so much more.   Follow Kirsty online: https://www.kulturedwellness.com Facebook: /kulturedwellness Instagram: @kulturedwellness   Submit your questions here: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ Listen to RFR 237 Mapping your Gut Microbiome: bit.ly/RFR_237 Listen to RFR 248 Understanding Your Microbiome with Microba’s Dr Alena Pribyl: bit.ly/RFR_248 Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 254: Are Ketones the Fourth Macro with Kirsty Wirth appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
12/11/201957 minutes, 15 seconds
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RFR 253: Stress, Trauma & the Mind-Body Connection with Susie Garden

In episode 253 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Susie Garden, a degree qualified Clinical Nutritionist, Naturopath and Registered Yoga & Meditation Teacher with over 20 years’ experience in healthcare. In today’s episode, Susie and I explore stress, trauma, how they differ and what is the link between them and other mental health disorders likes anxiety and depression. You will learn the role of nutrition, the microbiome, what additional mind-body techniques should be used as part of a holistic treatment strategy and so much more. Follow Susie online: https://www.susiegarden.com Facebook: /Susie Garen Wellness Instagram: @susiegardenwellness Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 253: Stress, Trauma & the Mind-Body Connection with Susie Garden appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
12/4/201951 minutes, 13 seconds
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RFR 252: Myth-Busting, Functional Nutriton and the Microbiome with Cyndi O’Meara

In episode 252 The Real Food Reel, we are joined by Cyndi O’Meara, nutritionist, best-selling author, international speaker and founder of Changing Habits. In today’s episode Cyndi and I explore lignans, and plants more specifically and what has happened to our tolerance levels following the increased use of antibiotics and herbicides and therefore, a disrupted microbiome. We speak about glyphosate and the Australian court cases that have been announced this year, the carnivore diet and longer term gut health and all about functional nutrition and how you can learn more to change your health, and maybe even your career.   Follow Cyndi online: https://changinghabits.com.au/ Learn more about Cyndi’s Functional Nutrition Course: http://bit.ly/32epZb7 Listen to RFR 233 Big Agriculture, the Soil Microbiome, & Holistic Farming, even if You Live in an Apartment with Cyndi O’Meara: http://thewellnesscouch.com/rfr/rfr-233-big-agriculture-the-soil-microbiome-holistic-farming-even-if-you-live-in-an-apartment-with-cyndi-omeara Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 252: Myth-Busting, Functional Nutriton and the Microbiome with Cyndi O’Meara appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/27/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 36 seconds
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RFR 251: The Game Changers – Fuelled by Fallacies with Steph Lowe & Kale Brock

In today’s episode Kale and I unpack the Game Changers, the latest Netflix piece that took seven years to create and has been taking the health and nutrition space by storm. You will learn the major fallacies of the film including cherry picked data, weak science and worse still, anecdotes that have no scientific basis whatsoever. You will learn why correlation does not equal causation – that just because largely plant based diets are found to be the healthiest, we cannot extrapolate this to mean that vegan diets are the healthiest. We also discuss food quality, saturated fat, dietary cholesterol and your long term health, how the brain does not have to rely solely on glucose as a fuel source, why carbohydrates are not the best fuel for endurance athletes, all about the Blue Zones and their answer to longevity and so much more. Follow Steph online: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/ Faceboo: The Natural Nutritionist   Instagram: @thenaturalnutritionist Twitter: @natnutritionist   Follow Kale online: http://kalebrock.com.au Facebook: /kalesbroccoli Instagram: @kalesbroccoli   The Longevity Film is touring Australia wide. Grab your tickets here. Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 251: The Game Changers – Fuelled by Fallacies with Steph Lowe & Kale Brock appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/20/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 53 seconds
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RFR 250: Taking a Closer Look at Isagenix with Dr Damian Kristof

In today’s episode of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Dr Damian Kristof to take a closer look at Isagenix, and more specifically, their meal replacement shakes. Damo and I explore ingredients including whey protein concentrate, milk protein concentrate and fructose and how we simply can’t compare this fructose to that found in fruit. You will learn about label reading, how to avoid greenwashing, why we don’t believe that this particular product can be considered real food and so much more.   Follow Damian online: https://damiankristof.com Facebook: /DamianKristof Instagram: @ damiankristof Listen to RFR 242 Health Trends, Calories & the Carnivore Diet with Dr Damian Kristof: http://thewellnesscouch.com/rfr/rfr-242-health-trends-calories-the-carnivore-diet-with-dr-damian-kristof Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 250: Taking a Closer Look at Isagenix with Dr Damian Kristof appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/13/201937 minutes, 8 seconds
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RFR 249: The LCHF Vegan with Elly McLean

In episode 249 of The Real Food Reel Elly McLean, nutritionist here at The Natural Nutritionist, addresses the question, “can you be both LCHF and plant-based?”. We explore Elly’s personal story with veganism and the mistakes she originally made, which fuels her passion to help prevent others doing the same. You will learn how being vegan does not always equate to health, how it is possible to obtain enough protein, all about B12, how to make a plant-based approach not only healthy, but sustainable, and so much more. To book a consultation with Steph, Elly and the team at TNN or to find out more about The Natural Nutritionist or LCHF Endurance, visit: bit.ly/tnnonline or www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au. Follow Elly online: Instagram – @nutritionelly Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 249: The LCHF Vegan with Elly McLean appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/6/201945 minutes, 39 seconds
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RFR 248: Understanding Your Microbiome with Microba’s Dr Alena Pribyl

In episode 248 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Senior Scientist and Research Officer with biotech company Microba, Dr Alena Pribyl. In today’s episode, we explore microbiome testing technology, how it has evolved over the years and what makes shotgun metagenomic sequencing so remarkable. You will learn how one smear sample can tell you so much about your health, the significance of microbial metabolites, how poor digestive capacity may be explored, markers of inflammation, what it means to have high levels of human DNA identified and so much more. Dr Pribyl is an absolute wealth of knowledge and I hope this episode inspires you to have your microbiome tested and remove the guess work when it come to your health.   Learn more here: Microba: https://www.microba.com Mapping Your Microbiome: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/mapping-your-microbiome/ RFR 237 Mapping Your Gut Microbiome with Kirsty Wirth: http://thewellnesscouch.com/rfr/rfr-237-mapping-your-gut-microbiome-with-kirsty-wirth   Book your consultation with TNN here: bit.ly/tnnonline Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 248: Understanding Your Microbiome with Microba’s Dr Alena Pribyl appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/30/201944 minutes, 11 seconds
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RFR 247: Preparing for Your Season – Key Blood Test for Athletes (Part 1)

In episode 247 of The Real Food Reel we share with you how to prepare for your upcoming season and the key blood tests you need to optimise your health, performance and longevity. We explore nutrients including iron, B12 and vitamin D; markers of blood sugar balance and how to identify your current degree of carbohydrate intolerance, inflammation, the total cholesterol-heart health myth and so much more. While incredible for prepping athletes, optimising your pathology is essential for everyone, so make sure you tune in whether you view yourself as an athlete or not. P.s everyone has an inner athlete. To book a consultation with Steph, Elly and the team at TNN or to find out more about The Natural Nutritionist or LCHF Endurance, visit: bit.ly/tnnonline or www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au. Follow TNN online:   Facebook – The Natural Nutritionist   Instagram – @thenaturalnutritionist Twitter – @natnutritionist Contact TNN here – https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ Book your consultation with TNN here: bit.ly/tnnonline Purchase your copy of Low Carb, Healthy Fat Nutrition here.   Follow Elly online: Instagram – @nutritionelly Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 247: Preparing for Your Season – Key Blood Test for Athletes (Part 1) appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/23/201949 minutes, 43 seconds
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RFR 246: Solving Complex Chronic Health Conditions with Beth O’Hara

In episode 246 of The Real Food Reel, we are joined by Beth O’Hara, functional naturopath, specializing in complex chronic health conditions related to mast cell activation syndrome and histamine intolerance. In today’s episode, we uncover this syndrome and the multi-factorial nature of this relatively unknown condition. We discuss histamine, methylation, food sensitives, elimination diets and so much more. This is a complex topic that we hope may help you or your loved ones solve their health puzzle once and for all. Follow Beth online: www.mastcell360.com Facebook: facebook.com/mastcell360 If you think you have mast cell activation syndrome go to: mastcell360.com/freereport Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 246: Solving Complex Chronic Health Conditions with Beth O’Hara appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/16/201952 minutes, 40 seconds
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RFR 245: Four Months of Health Transformation – A Case Study

In episode 245 of The Real Food Reel we share with you a case study from a client of Elly’s here at The Natural Nutritionist which really highlights the benefits of checking in with a qualified professional to optimise your nutrition, training, lifestyle, pathology and health. You will learn the importance of preventative health care, the key blood markers that were examined, the amazing results that took place over just four months and so much more. We hope this inspires you to check in and learn how you can make a difference to your health, naturally. To book a consultation with Steph, Elly and the team at TNN or to find out more about The Natural Nutritionist or LCHF Endurance, visit: bit.ly/tnnonline or www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au.   Follow TNN online:   Facebook – The Natural Nutritionist   Instagram – @thenaturalnutritionist Twitter – @natnutritionist Contact TNN here – https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ Purchase your copy of Low Carb, Healthy Fat Nutrition here.   Follow Elly online: Instagram – @nutritionelly Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 245: Four Months of Health Transformation – A Case Study appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/9/201935 minutes, 57 seconds
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RFR 244: Life Lessons from the Blue Zones with Kale Brock

In Episode 244 of The Real Food Reel we take a deeper dive into Kale’s lessons from the Blue Zones, since returning home from filming The Longevity Film. We discuss the key lessons that we can all take from the world’s longest living populations, including how we might change our nutrition, movement, mindset and community approach as a result. You will learn the true power of connection and how it is possible to both be productive and a little busy, but practice presence and avoid the frantic-ness of modern day life.   Follow Kale online: http://kalebrock.com.au Facebook: /kalesbroccoli Instagram: @kalesbroccoli Longevity Secrets with Kale Brock: bit.ly/RFR_239 The Longevity Film is touring Australia wide. Grab your tickets here. Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 244: Life Lessons from the Blue Zones with Kale Brock appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/2/201950 minutes, 31 seconds
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RFR 243: Carbohydrate Myths, Sports Gels, Metabolic Efficiency & How to Optimize Performance with Steph Lowe

In episode 243 of The Real Food Reel we share with you an episode from The Love & Guts Podcast where I share my journey through low fat eating, depression, quitting gluten and turning to real food and launching The Natural Nutritionist. We cover my athletic journey and how I was inspired to become a sports nutritionist to disrupt the space that is brain washed by Big Food. We then take a deep dive into carbohydrate myths, sports gels, metabolic efficiency, how to optimize sports performance and so much more.   To book a consultation with Steph and the team at TNN or to find out more about The Natural Nutritionist or LCHF Endurance, visit: www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au. Follow TNN online:   Facebook – The Natural Nutritionist   Instagram – @thenaturalnutritionist Twitter – @natnutritionist Contact TNN here – https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ Purchase your copy of Low Carb, Healthy Fat Nutrition here. Check out Freedom Fuel here – https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/freedom-fuel-your-natural-sports-gel/ Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 243: Carbohydrate Myths, Sports Gels, Metabolic Efficiency & How to Optimize Performance with Steph Lowe appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
9/25/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 47 seconds
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RFR 242: Health Trends, Calories & the Carnivore Diet with Dr Damian Kristof

In today’s episode of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Dr Damian Kristof to discuss health trends including low fat, weight loss shakes and the ketogenic diet. Damo also spills the gossip on the next iteration of The Biggest Loser and I share my thoughts on the previous format. We bust some serious diet industry myths including the carnivore diet and impact of social media and taking your advice from someone just because they have a six-pack. We hope this inspires you to not only consider where you get your health advice from, but learn how to take a balanced approach to real food, rather than jumping on the bandwagon of the next health trend. Follow Damian online: https://damiankristof.com Facebook: /DamianKristof Instagram: @ damiankristof Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 242: Health Trends, Calories & the Carnivore Diet with Dr Damian Kristof appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
9/19/201943 minutes, 4 seconds
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RFR 241: Get to Know Your Adrenals, Create Long-Lasting Energy & Avoid a Cortisol Pouch with Steph Lowe & Elly McLean

In today’s episode of The Real Food Reel Elly and I discuss adrenal hormone profiling and how getting to know your adrenals could be the missing piece to your health puzzle. We explore the benefits of cortisol and what a normal adrenal function graph should look like, and why we don’t use the term ‘adrenal fatigue’. We discuss the impact of stress and what happens if we ‘burn the candle at both ends’ for too long. You will learn how to test your cortisol levels, what is a cortisol pouch, and the symptoms, causes and treatments for both high and low cortisol. To book a consultation with Steph, Elly and the team at TNN or to find out more about The Natural Nutritionist or LCHF Endurance, visit: bit.ly/tnnonline or www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au. Follow TNN online:   Facebook – The Natural Nutritionist   Instagram – @thenaturalnutritionist Twitter – @natnutritionist Contact TNN here – https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ Purchase your copy of Low Carb, Healthy Fat Nutrition here. Follow Elly online: Instagram – @nutritionelly Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 241: Get to Know Your Adrenals, Create Long-Lasting Energy & Avoid a Cortisol Pouch with Steph Lowe & Elly McLean appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
9/11/201941 minutes, 27 seconds
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RFR 240: Beauty From the Inside Out with Jacqueline Evans

In Episode 240 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by clinical Nutritionist and natural skincare manufacturer, Jacqui Evans. Jacqui and I take a deep dive into skincare ingredients and teach you what ingredients are known endocrine disruptors, how to avoid ‘greenwashing’ and what you should really be adding to your skincare regime. You will learn how the gut and skin are so interconnected, all about the skin microbiome, how to treat common skin conditions including acne and rosacea and so much more. Learn more about Jacqueline Evans Skincare here: https://www.jacquelineevans.com.au Follow TNN online: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/ Book a consultation with Jacqui here: bit.ly/tnnonline Facebook: The Natural Nutritionist Instagram: @thenaturalnutritionist Twitter: @natnutritionist Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 240: Beauty From the Inside Out with Jacqueline Evans appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
9/4/201934 minutes, 6 seconds
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RFR 239: Longevity Secrets with Kale Brock

In Episode 239 of The Real Food Reel we hear all about Kale Brock’s latest project, The Longevity Film. We discuss the three blue zones featured in the film – Okinawa, Japan; Loma Linda, California; and Ikaria, Greece, and what it really takes to get well and stay well. Kale also shares how this project has made him re-think his current lifestyle, plus what he has already put into practice since returning home to Australia. Follow Kale online: http://kalebrock.com.au Facebook: /kalesbroccoli Instagram: @kalesbroccoli Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 239: Longevity Secrets with Kale Brock appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/28/201939 minutes, 30 seconds
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RFR 238: Low Carb Foundations, Myths & the Dual Fuel System with Steph Lowe

In today’s episode of The Real Food Reel we share with you an episode from Unstress with Dr Ron Ehrlich where I share all things low carb healthy fat. We discuss the carbohydrate spectrum and teach you how to work out firstly if low carb is right for you, and secondly, how many grams of carbohydrates per day is appropriate for you. We also explore some of my favourite topics including food myths, inflammation, gut health, stress, endurance fuelling, MAF training and so much more.   To book a consultation with Steph and the team at TNN or to find out more about The Natural Nutritionist or LCHF Endurance, visit: www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au. Follow TNN online:   Facebook – The Natural Nutritionist   Instagram – @thenaturalnutritionist Twitter – @natnutritionist Contact TNN here – https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ Purchase your copy of Low Carb, Healthy Fat Nutrition here. Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 238: Low Carb Foundations, Myths & the Dual Fuel System with Steph Lowe appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/21/201946 minutes, 1 second
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RFR 237: Mapping Your Gut Microbiome with Kirsty Wirth

In episode 237 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Kirsty Wirth from Kultured Wellness to discuss mapping your gut microbiome. We explore the technology we have had access to, to date, and its limitations including culturing, PCR and 16s RNA. We then discuss the newest technology, shot-gun metagenomic sequencing and how this provides much greater functional insight and therefore, clinical relevance. We then dive deeper into Microba’s insight report and the importance of microbiome metabolites for optimal digestive, metabolic and nervous system health. Follow Kirsty online: https://www.kulturedwellness.com Facebook: /kulturedwellness Instagram: @kulturedwellness   Submit your questions here: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 237: Mapping Your Gut Microbiome with Kirsty Wirth appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/14/201946 minutes, 27 seconds
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RFR 236: Get to Know Your Menstrual Cycle & Create Hormonal Balance with Steph Lowe & Elly McLean

In episode 236 of The Real Food Reel we teach you how to understand your menstrual cycle, balance your hormones and manage PMS. We discuss the importance and details of salivary hormone testing, the impact of stress, especially on our progesterone levels and the subsequent amenorrhea that is often seen with chronic high cortisol, the role of the microbiome, how to balance your hormones with nutrition, lifestyle and herbal interventions, and so much more. As always, if you are looking for personalised one-on-one support and the right person to guide you, we’re taking new clients at The Natural Nutritionist and you can schedule a complimentary 15-minute consultation to see if we are the right fit for you. Head to bit.ly/tnnonline and we can’t wait to work with you.   To book a consultation with Steph, Elly and the team at TNN or to find out more about The Natural Nutritionist or LCHF Endurance, visit: bit.ly/tnnonline or www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au.   Follow TNN online:   Facebook – The Natural Nutritionist   Instagram – @thenaturalnutritionist Twitter – @natnutritionist Contact TNN here – https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ Purchase your copy of Low Carb, Healthy Fat Nutrition here.   Follow Elly online: Instagram – @nutritionelly Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 236: Get to Know Your Menstrual Cycle & Create Hormonal Balance with Steph Lowe & Elly McLean appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/7/201956 minutes, 3 seconds
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RFR 235: Chronic Disease, Infertility & Microbiome Health with Katherine Maslen

In episode 235 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Naturopath, Nutritionist and author Katherine Maslen. Katherine is the founder of The Shift Podcast, a 12 part docu-series featuring 25 of the world’s leading experts in gut and surrounding health. Katherine and I discuss the gut connection in relation to chronic disease, diseases that are largely avoidable yet responsible for close to 90% of all deaths in Australia. You will also learn about infertility, the vaginal microbiome, the sperm microbiome and what your pre-conception strategy needs to look like. Listen to The Shift here https://www.theshiftclinic.com/gut/ Follow Katherine on Facebook @katherinemaslen and @theshiftclinic Visit her website https://katherinemaslen.com/ and https://www.theshiftclinic.com/ Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 235: Chronic Disease, Infertility & Microbiome Health with Katherine Maslen appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/31/201943 minutes, 33 seconds
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RFR 234: Hormones, the Pill, Fertility & Beyond with Katee Pedicini

In Episode 234 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Katee Pedicini from Holistic Endurance to firstly share her very exciting personal news!  We then explore hormones and the menstrual cycle and how you can use any monthly symptoms to your advantage to discover the underlying imbalance and create a long term solution, rather than suppressing your symptoms with a pill. We discuss the oral contraceptive pill, amenorrhea, pre-conception care, macronutrient balance during pregnancy and how both men and women can create the optimal foundation for their future child. your symptoms with a pill. We discuss the oral contraceptive pill, amenorrhea, pre-conception care, macronutrient balance during pregnancy and how both men and women can create the optimal foundation for their future child.   Follow Katee online: https://www.holisticendurance.com.au Facebook: /holisticendurance Instagram: @holisticendurance   Check out The Rejuvenation Protocol here: https://www.holisticendurance.com.au/product/the-rejuvenation-protocol/ Hear Steph’s pregnancy journey here: bit.ly/RFR_214 Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 234: Hormones, the Pill, Fertility & Beyond with Katee Pedicini appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/24/201956 minutes, 53 seconds
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RFR 233: Big Agriculture, the Soil Microbiome, & Holistic Farming, even if You Live in an Apartment with Cyndi O’Meara

In episode 233 of The Real Food Reel, we are joined by Cyndi O’Meara, nutritionist, film maker of ‘What’s with Wheat?’, best-selling author, international speaker and founder of Changing Habits. In today’s episode, Cyndi and I discuss holistic farming and permaculture and how you can create your own version of this, even if you live in an apartment. We explore the soil microbiome and the impact of glyphosate on our microbiome, the importance of knowing your farmer and where your food comes from, the catch when it comes to the term “organic” in relation to green leafy vegetables and so much more. Follow Cyndi online: https://changinghabits.com.au/ Read ‘The Miracle of Minerals for Health: https://changinghabits.com.au/blog/the-miracle-of-minerals-for-health/ Listen to RFR 81 What’s with Wheat with Cyndi O’Meara here: http://thewellnesscouch.com/rfr/rfr-81-whats-with-wheat-with-cyndi-omeara Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 233: Big Agriculture, the Soil Microbiome, & Holistic Farming, even if You Live in an Apartment with Cyndi O’Meara appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/17/20191 hour, 1 minute, 59 seconds
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RFR 232: LCHF & PCOS with Steph Lowe

In today’s episode of The Real Food Reel we share with you an episode from Sparta Chicks Radio, where I discuss LCHF for polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS. You will learn the criteria for diagnosis of PCOS, how this differs from PCO and how many cases are actually still undiagnosed. We explore how to use your menstrual cycle as a barometer, the significance of PCOS as a metabolic syndrome, the role of LCHF in the management of this condition, if supplements should be part of the intervention, and so much more. To book a consultation with Steph and the team at TNN or to find out more about The Natural Nutritionist or LCHF Endurance, visit: www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au. Follow TNN online:   Facebook – The Natural Nutritionist   Instagram – @thenaturalnutritionist Twitter – @natnutritionist Contact TNN here – https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ Purchase your copy of Low Carb, Healthy Fat Nutrition here. Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 232: LCHF & PCOS with Steph Lowe appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/10/201946 minutes, 10 seconds
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RFR 231: Self Care, Values, Goal Setting with Shannah Kennedy

In Episode 231 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Shannah Kennedy, Advanced Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation and an NLP Practitioner in Mind, Emotional and Business Matrix through Mind Power Global. In today’s episode you will learn the importance of self-care, why it is so crucial to be aligned with your values, why you need a life plan and how you can drive change to optimise your health, wellness and longevity. Follow Shannah here: http://shannahkennedy.com Check out Shannah’s books we discussed: http://shannahkennedy.com/books/ Learn more about one-on-one coaching here: http://shannahkennedy.com/one-on-one-coaching/ Click below to download transcript:  The post RFR 231: Self Care, Values, Goal Setting with Shannah Kennedy appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/3/201947 minutes, 35 seconds
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RFR 230: BioDiet, Ketosis & Type 3 Diabetes with Dr David G Harper

In Episode 230 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Dr David G Harper, associate professor of kinesiology at the University of the Fraser Valley and a visiting scientist at the BC Cancer Research Center, Terry Fox Laboratory. In today’s episode David and I explore a standard ketogenic diet in comparison to a standard Western diet, and his latest project, BioDiet. You will learn the therapeutic benefits of ketosis and how this relates to brain health, cognitive function and the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, otherwise known as type 3 diabetes, a disease triggered by insulin resistance in the brain. This is an incredible episode that really shows us the longer term negative impact of excess carbohydrate in the diet. https://www.biodiet.org Click below to download transcript:  The post RFR 230: BioDiet, Ketosis & Type 3 Diabetes with Dr David G Harper appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
6/26/201951 minutes, 7 seconds
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RFR 229: The Gut Guru’s Road to Gold Coast Half Marathon

In Episode 229 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Kirsty Wirth to discuss her own journey to the Gold Coast Marathon on July 7th this year. If you’ve heard Kirsty speak before you’ll know that she’s been through a pretty epic gut health recovery journey of her own. She reached out to me to help support her training goals and to fine tune her current strategy, whilst continuing her healing journey and training for an endurance event. You will learn the importance of carbohydrate timing, relative to exercise intensity and duration, how to apply intermittent fasting to your training program, how to fuel for an endurance event when you are fat adapted, how to take a more holistic view to your long training sessions and so much more. Follow Kirsty online: https://www.kulturedwellness.com Facebook: /kulturedwellness Instagram: @kulturedwellness Learn more about the Noah Garnet Foundation and support Kirsty here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/noah-garnet-foundation-marathon Submit your questions here: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 229: The Gut Guru’s Road to Gold Coast Half Marathon appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
6/19/201948 minutes, 26 seconds
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RFR 228: Food Combining, Macros & How to Optimise Your Digestive Health

In today’s episode of The Real Food Reel we are joined by our regular guest, Dr Damian Kristof, to explore food combining. You will learn whether fruit should be consumed on its own, what foods and beverages to avoid to optimise iron absorption and whether drinking water with a meal is problematic. We also discuss special considerations for states of ill-health, how to optimise your digestive health and so much more. Follow Damian online: https://damiankristof.com Facebook: /DamianKristof Instagram: @ damiankristof Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 228: Food Combining, Macros & How to Optimise Your Digestive Health appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
6/12/201939 minutes, 3 seconds
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RFR 227: Why Acidity is Vital & Alkaline Water is BS

In Episode 227 of The Real Food Reel we discuss the out-dated model of acidity, reflux and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). You will learn the importance of acid, how to support your acid production, how to naturally manage reflux and heartburn, why alkaline waters are complete BS and so much more. To find out more about personalised support with your digestive health please book a complimentary 15-minute consultation via bit.ly/tnnonline. To book a consultation with Steph and the team at TNN or to find out more about The Natural Nutritionist or LCHF Endurance, visit: www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au Follow TNN online:   Facebook – The Natural Nutritionist   Instagram – @thenaturalnutritionist Twitter – @natnutritionist Contact TNN here – https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ Purchase your copy of Low Carb, Healthy Fat Nutrition here. Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 227: Why Acidity is Vital & Alkaline Water is BS appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
6/5/201936 minutes, 39 seconds
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RFR 226: Food Fads & Myth Busting with Steph Lowe

In Episode 226 of The Real Food Reel we share with you an interview from 21st Century Women, where I discuss food fads and bust some big myths in the food space. You will learn all about meal frequency and timing, how to build your plate and an ideal ‘day on the plate’, the significance of the magic ‘s’ word, satiety, how to fuel your workouts, how to start experimenting with fasting and so much more. Let’s dive straight in to this week’s episode of The Real Food Reel. To book a consultation with Steph and the team at TNN or to find out more about The Natural Nutritionist or LCHF Endurance, visit: www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au. Follow TNN online:   Facebook – The Natural Nutritionist   Instagram – @thenaturalnutritionist Twitter – @natnutritionist Contact TNN here – https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ Purchase your copy of Low Carb, Healthy Fat Nutrition here. Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 226: Food Fads & Myth Busting with Steph Lowe appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/29/201930 minutes, 17 seconds
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RFR 225: Burn Fat, Improve Your Microbiome & Live Longer with Steph Lowe

In Episode 225 of The Real Food Reel we share with you an episode from The Keto for Women Show where I am interviewed on all things burning fat, microbiome health and extending your longevity. You will learn how to reverse the metabolic damage caused by long-term calorie counting, low fat dieting and restricted eating; how to optimise your microbiome with an LCHF template; the role of saturated fats and how we got it so wrong, and so much more. I hope you enjoy this episode of The Real Food Reel.   To book a consultation with Steph and the team at TNN or to find out more about The Natural Nutritionist or LCHF Endurance, visit: www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au. Follow TNN online:   Facebook – The Natural Nutritionist   Instagram – @thenaturalnutritionist Twitter – @natnutritionist Contact TNN here – https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ Purchase your copy of Low Carb, Healthy Fat Nutrition here. Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 225: Burn Fat, Improve Your Microbiome & Live Longer with Steph Lowe appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/22/201947 minutes, 42 seconds
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RFR 224: Making Real Food Accessible with Maria Marlowe

In Episode 224 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Maria Marlowe, to teach you how to make real food accessible. Maria is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, who, inspired by her own personal health journey, now teaches others how to improve their health, reach their ideal weight, and clear up their acne by upgrading their diet. You will learn the significance of real food as the foundation of health and wellness, what changes to prioritise if you are just getting started, top tips for saving money on healthy food, the concept of the ’20 Minute Meal’, the influence of ‘Big Food’ and so much more.   Follow Maria online: https://mariamarlowe.com Facebook: /MariaMarloweHealth Instagram: @mariamarlowe   For Australian listeners, check out The Source Bulk Foods’ online store for affordable teas and staples: thesourcebulkfoods.com.au For US listeners, check out Local Harvest to find your local farmers market: localharvest.org Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 224: Making Real Food Accessible with Maria Marlowe appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/15/201947 minutes, 20 seconds
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RFR 223: Health Trends & Avoiding Extremism with Kale Brock & Steph Lowe

In Episode 223 of The Real Food Reel Kale Brock and I team up to discuss current health trends, extremism and the case of ‘analysis paralysis’. You will learn that health is found in the grey, not in the black and white, and that you are so much more than the food you eat. We also discuss my early pregnancy journey including my experience with yoga, chiropractic and so much more. Follow Kale online: http://kalebrock.com.au Facebook: /kalesbroccoli Instagram: @kalesbroccoli To book a consultation with Steph and the team at TNN or to find out more about The Natural Nutritionist or LCHF Endurance, visit: www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au. Follow TNN online:   Facebook – The Natural Nutritionist   Instagram – @thenaturalnutritionist Twitter – @natnutritionist Contact TNN here – https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ Purchase your copy of Low Carb, Healthy Fat Nutrition here. Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 223: Health Trends & Avoiding Extremism with Kale Brock & Steph Lowe appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/8/201937 minutes, 35 seconds
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RFR 222: The Storm Under My Skin with Monica Kade

In Episode 222 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Monica Kade, author, podcast host and word lover, to discuss her new book, The Storm Under My Skin. The Storm Under My Skin is a step-by-step conscious approach to lifestyle and health that serves to support anyone struggling with weight, body image, nutrition, and the voice in their head to make lifelong transformations. In today’s episode, you will learn exactly that – how to tame the voice in your head to transform your entire life. Follow Monica Kade online: http://monicakade.com Instagram: @monicakade Get your copy of The Storm Under My Skin here: http://monicakade.com/book-preorder Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 222: The Storm Under My Skin with Monica Kade appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/1/201927 minutes, 2 seconds
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RFR 221: Boost Your Recovery and Performance via Your Gut with Kirsty Wirth

In today’s episode of The Real Food Reel we are joined Kirsty Wirth from Kultured Wellness to explore how to gut can influence both your performance and recovery. You will learn the symptoms of poor gut health and the easiest way to deal with them, why sculling kombucha is not the answer, how to get the most out of the quality food you are purchasing and preparing and why gut health should actually be your number one priority as an athlete. Follow Kirsty online: https://www.kulturedwellness.com Facebook: /kulturedwellness Instagram: @kulturedwellness Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 221: Boost Your Recovery and Performance via Your Gut with Kirsty Wirth appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/24/201941 minutes, 22 seconds
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RFR 220: Gut Health From Pre-Conception & Beyond with Kirsty Wirth

In today’s episode of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Kirsty Wirth from Kultured Wellness to explore gut health from pre-conception and beyond. You will learn the significance of preparing your gut for conception (and we’re not just talking about the mother), what probiotic foods and supplements can be consumed during pregnancy, what else you can do to create a thriving microbiome in your child and so much more. Follow Kirsty online: https://www.kulturedwellness.com Facebook: /kulturedwellness Instagram: @kulturedwellness Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 220: Gut Health From Pre-Conception & Beyond with Kirsty Wirth appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/17/201936 minutes, 6 seconds
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RFR 219: Primal Alternative with Helen Marshall

In Episode 219 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Helen Marshall, a certified Primal Health Coach and founder of the grain free food range, Primal Alternative. Inspired by her own health journey, Helen Marshall now teaches others how to improve their health and elevate their careers with a primal lifestyle. We discuss Helens’ experience with a chronic low-fat diet, the impact of gluten, dairy and other refined foods, the role of inflammation, how to be an intuitive eater and all about Helen’s business, Primal Alternative. Follow Primal Alternative online: https://www.primalalternative.com Facebook: /primalalternative Instagram: @primalalternative Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 219: Primal Alternative with Helen Marshall appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/10/201946 minutes, 52 seconds
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RFR 218: Infant Nutrition and ‘Which Foods When’ with Dr Damian Kristof

In today’s episode of The Real Food Reel we are joined by our regular guest, Dr Damian Kristof, to expand on last week’s discussion and explore the impact of our food choices on learning, behaviour, cognition and mental health. You will learn practical strategies for ‘which foods when’ and what to consider when introducing new foods to your child. We hope this empowers you to create change and help us to turn the current health crisis in Australia upside down. Follow Damian online:https://damiankristof.com Facebook: /DamianKristof Instagram: @ damiankristof Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 218: Infant Nutrition and ‘Which Foods When’ with Dr Damian Kristof appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/3/201940 minutes
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RFR 217: Australia’s Childhood Health Crisis with Kale Brock

In today’s episode of The Real Food Reel we are joined by our regular guest, Kale Brock, to discuss his latest short documentary, Australia’s Childhood Health Crisis. Kale and I explore the inspiration behind this project, the shocking statistics that exist in regards to the health conditions we see in Australian children and what we can do about the fact that as it stands, 99% of Australian children are not eating enough vegetables. Follow Kale online: http://kalebrock.com.au Facebook: /kalesbroccoli Instagram: @kalesbroccoli YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/Kalesbroccoli Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 217: Australia’s Childhood Health Crisis with Kale Brock appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/27/201934 minutes, 38 seconds
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RFR 216: Dissecting Dairy with Dr Damian Kristof

In Episode 216 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by our regular guest, Dr Damian Kristof, to dissect dairy. In today’s episode you will learn the difference between low carb, healthy fat and low carb, high fat, especially when it comes to a conventional high fat approach that is packed full of dairy. We cover the influence of the food pyramid and industry-fed information regarding the calcium-bone health conversation in the West. We also debunk some common dairy-based myths surrounding the impact of lactose, probiotics in store-bought yoghurt and so much more. Follow Damian online: https://damiankristof.com Facebook: /DamianKristof Instagram: @ damiankristof Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 216: Dissecting Dairy with Dr Damian Kristof appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/20/201950 minutes, 4 seconds
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RFR 215: How to Train Smarter Not Harder with Dr Phil Maffetone

In Episode 215 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by our very good friend Dr Phil Maffetone. In today’s episode Phil and I discuss the definition of “maximum aerobic function” (MAF) and why it’s so important. You will learn the key components that impact our ability to reach optimal aerobic function, why fat burning is not only essential for endurance training and so much more. Follow Phil online: https://philmaffetone.com Facebook: /MAFMethod Check out all the articles we refer to here: https://philmaffetone.com/articles/ Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 215: How to Train Smarter Not Harder with Dr Phil Maffetone appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/13/201944 minutes, 50 seconds
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RFR 214: Pregnancy Insights with Steph Lowe

In today’s episode of The Real Food Reel Elly McLean interviews me about my personal pregnancy journey. You will learn about my pre-pregnancy cleanse, the significance of gut health and natural strategies to overcome morning sickness. We discuss the essential prenatal and antenatal supplements, covering the MTHFR polymorphism and why Elevit may not be right choice for you. We also explore the key testing parameters and why I personally chose not to undertake the glucose tolerance test. Before tuning in we ask you to please remember that pregnancy is a very individual journey and to always seek personalised health support from a practitioner who knows your entire medial history and current health status. Follow TNN online: – Facebook: The Natural Nutritionist – Instagram: @thenaturalnutritionist – Twitter: @natnutritionist Contact TNN here: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 214: Pregnancy Insights with Steph Lowe appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/6/201945 minutes, 33 seconds
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RFR 213: Herbal Tonics & Medicinal Mushrooms with Yoko Inou

In Episode 213 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Yoko Inou, to discuss herbal tonics and medicinal mushrooms. Yoko is the founder of Melbourne based organic raw food and living food cafe, Shoku Iku and is currently studying Kampo. The desire to feed her new born daughter and herself healing natural foods lead Yoko to discovering the importance of the relationship between good health, diet and lifestyle choices. You will learn about the role of herbs and how to use herbal tonics to support your health and wellness goals. We discuss medicinal mushrooms, including their immunity, adaptogenic and anti-aging benefits, as well as the importance of correct dosing, sourcing ethically and so much more. Follow Yoko online: https://shokuikuaustralia.com Facebook: /Shokubyshokuiku Instagram: @shokuiku Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 213: Herbal Tonics & Medicinal Mushrooms with Yoko Inou appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
2/27/201934 minutes, 16 seconds
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RFR 212: Plant Based Nutrition with Elly McLean

In Episode 212 of The Real Food Reel we hear from our very own Elly McLean. In this conversation Elly dives into how to optimize a vegan and vegetarian diet for performance. Elly shares her personal experience with a plant-based diet and highlights the importance of adopting a personalized approach to both nutrition and training, rather than following the latest trends. Elly also dives into the links between gut health, nutrition, training, injury and so much more. Whether you’re an avid meat eater or a vegan looking for direction, there is something in this episode for everyone! There’s no denying the benefits of adding more plant-based foods to our plate. To book a consultation with Elly and the team at TNN or to find out more about The Natural Nutritionist, visit: www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au. Follow TNN online: Facebook – The Natural Nutritionist Instagram – @thenaturalnutritionist Twitter – @natnutritionist Contact TNN here –https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ Follow Elly on Instagram: @nutritionelly Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 212: Plant Based Nutrition with Elly McLean appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
2/20/20191 hour, 1 minute, 47 seconds
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RFR 211: Natural Fuelling Strategies with Katee Pedicini

In Episode 211 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Katee Pedicini from Holistic Endurance to explore natural fuelling strategies for endurance events and beyond. You will learn the significance of practicing in training, including how soon to start before a race, and practical considerations such as logistics, climate and whether liquid fuels, solids or a combination is best. We also discuss some of the most common mistakes athletes make and share with you our favourite fuelling options. Follow Katee online: https://www.holisticendurance.com.au Facebook: /holisticendurance Instagram: @holisticendurance Check out our favourite recipes here: Freedom Fuel: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/freedom-fuel-your-natural-sports-gel/ No Bake Energy Bars: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/no-bake-energy-bars-v2/ Savoury Muffins: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/savoury-breakfast-muffins/ Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 211: Natural Fuelling Strategies with Katee Pedicini appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
2/13/201950 minutes, 58 seconds
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RFR 210: Gut Health Q&A with Kirsty Wirth – Part 2

In Episode 210 of The Real Food Reel we have Kirsty Wirth back on the show for the second instalment of our gut health Q&A. In today’s episode you will learn about parasites, including how to minimise their potential negative impact on your microbiome, and how to navigate natural versus conventional treatment models. We also explore oral hygiene, inflammation, the autoimmune diet and so much more. Follow Kirsty online: https://www.kulturedwellness.com Facebook: /kulturedwellness Instagram: @kulturedwellness Listen to Gut Health Q&A – Part 1 here: http://thewellnesscouch.com/rfr/rfr-195-gut-health-qa-with-kirsty-wirth-part-1 Submit your questions here: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 210: Gut Health Q&A with Kirsty Wirth – Part 2 appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
2/6/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 37 seconds
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RFR 209: Story-Telling, Monsanto & the DAA with Kale Brock

In Episode 209 of The Real Food Reel we are again joined by our regular guest, Kale Brock. In today’s episode we discuss the impact of story-telling, which we hope inspires you when you are sharing the real food message or new found knowledge with your loved ones. We then explore the latest Monsanto scandal, what’s happening with the Dieticians Association of Australia (DAA), The Gut Summit and so much more. Follow Kale online: http://kalebrock.com.au Facebook: /kalesbroccoli Instagram: @kalesbroccoli The video we discuss: Every Monsanto Board Meeting Right Now – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mujNWp6tx6w Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 209: Story-Telling, Monsanto & the DAA with Kale Brock appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/30/201937 minutes, 35 seconds
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RFR 208: LCHF & Fat Adaptation with Jesse Kropelnicki & Steph Lowe

In Episode 208 of The Real Food Reel we share with you an episode from That Triathlon Show, where I was interviewed on LCHF and fat adaptation. This is a different style of interview as it also includes the opinions of Jesse Kropelnicki, who differs from my philosophy, especially when it comes to race day fuelling. I hope you enjoy learning about LCHF and fat adaptation, including bioindividuality, common myths, potential drawbacks and the importance of both for general health, gastrointestinal issues, performance and longevity. To book a consultation with Steph and the team at TNN or to find out more about The Natural Nutritionist or LCHF Endurance, visit: www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au. Follow TNN online:   Facebook – The Natural Nutritionist   Instagram – @thenaturalnutritionist Twitter – @natnutritionist Contact TNN here – https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ Purchase your copy of Low Carb, Healthy Fat Nutrition here. Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 208: LCHF & Fat Adaptation with Jesse Kropelnicki & Steph Lowe appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/23/20191 hour, 1 minute, 18 seconds
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RFR 207: Optimising Your Health Journey via Personalised Support

In Episode 207 of The Real Food Reel we explore how to optimise your health journey via personalised support. In today’s episode, Elly and I talk about how to work within the grey to achieve your health goals, rather than look to the extremes; the significance of your own personal carbohydrate tolerance, the difference between fixing your metabolism versus caloric restriction, how to see the big picture and acknowledge the sum total of all of the small steps and so much more. Follow TNN online: – Facebook: The Natural Nutritionist – Instagram: @thenaturalnutritionist – Twitter: @natnutritionist Contact TNN here: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/   Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 207: Optimising Your Health Journey via Personalised Support appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/16/201946 minutes, 7 seconds
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RFR 206: Debunking MAF Myths with Katee Pedicini

In Episode 206 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Katee Pedicini from Holistic Endurance to debunk common maximum aerobic function (MAF) myths. You will learn what it means if your MAF pace has dropped since adopting an LCHF template, the difference between MAF training and race pace, whether calories burnt are important in relation to body compositional goals, how the principles of MAF training apply to strength and power athletes, and so much more. Follow Katee online: https://www.holisticendurance.com.au Facebook: /holisticendurance Instagram: @holisticendurance The previous episode we discuss – RFR 189 Debunking Myths with Dr. Phil Maffetone: http://thewellnesscouch.com/rfr/rfr-189-debunking-myths-with-dr-phil-maffetone   Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 206: Debunking MAF Myths with Katee Pedicini appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/9/201943 minutes, 9 seconds
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RFR 205: The Truth About Supplements with Dr Damian Kristof

In Episode 205 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by wellness rock star, Dr Damian Kristof. In today’s episode we explore the truth about supplements, the supplement industry and your health. You will learn all about the $100 billion per year industry, the lack of regulations in the West, how to spot “green washing”, what, if any, essential supplements there are, and so much more. Follow Damian online:https://damiankristof.com Facebook: /DamianKristof Instagram: @damiankristof Watch Vitamania here: https://www.sbs.com.au/programs/vitamania   Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 205: The Truth About Supplements with Dr Damian Kristof appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/2/201946 minutes, 41 seconds
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RFR 204: A Life Less Stressed with Dr Ron Ehrlich

In Episode 204 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Dr Ron Ehrlich, to discuss his five pillars of health and wellness: sleep, breathe, nourish, move and think. In today’s episode you will learn that stress is a combination of anything that compromises your immune system, the significance of our oral health, what it means to have or need to have teeth removed, all about clenching and grinding your teeth, the impact of our Western food choices and so much more. We hope this inspires you to live a life less stressed. Follow Dr Ehrlich online: https://drronehrlich.com Podcast – Unstress with Dr Ron Ehrlich: https://drronehrlich.com/podcasts/ Purchase your copy of A Life Less Stressed here.   Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 204: A Life Less Stressed with Dr Ron Ehrlich appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
12/26/201839 minutes, 7 seconds
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RFR 203: Mandy Microbe’s Big Gut Adventure with Kale Brock

In Episode 203 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Kale Brock, to discuss this latest project, Mandy Microbe’s Big Gut Adventure. In today’s episode you will learn how to teach children about the importance of their food choices, how food can influence their mood and behaviour, and the fundamentals of gut health. We hope you find this inspiring and that it starts a conversation that you can continue at home, in schools and beyond. Follow Kale online: http://kalebrock.com.au Purchase your copy of Mandy Microbe’s Big Gut Adventure here. Facebook: /kalesbroccoli Instagram: @kalesbroccoli   Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 203: Mandy Microbe’s Big Gut Adventure with Kale Brock appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
12/19/201835 minutes, 10 seconds
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RFR 202: Up for a Chat with Steph Lowe

In Episode 202 of The Real Food Reel we share with you an episode from Up for a Chat, where I was interviewed on four of my favourite topics. You will learn about LCHF, fasting for fat loss, hormonal control and gut health. I hope you enjoy hearing me on the other side of the microphone this week. To book a consultation with Steph and the team at TNN or to find out more about The Natural Nutritionist or LCHF Endurance, visit: www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au. Follow TNN online:   Facebook – The Natural Nutritionist   Instagram – @thenaturalnutritionist Twitter – @natnutritionist Contact TNN here – https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact Purchase your copy of Low Carb, Healthy Fat Nutrition here. Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 202: Up for a Chat with Steph Lowe appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
12/12/20181 hour, 1 minute, 47 seconds
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RFR 201: Measuring Rejuvenation & Restoration

In Episode 201 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Katee Pedicini from Holistic Endurance to explore how to measure rejuvenation and restoration. You will learn the significance of these practices, the impact of modern software and technology, all things heart rate variability, why a stressful week at work needs just as much restorative practice as a big training week, and so much more. Follow Katee online: https://www.holisticendurance.com.au Facebook: /holisticendurance Instagram: @holisticendurance   Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 201: Measuring Rejuvenation & Restoration appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
12/5/201840 minutes, 38 seconds
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RFR 200: Six Months of Gut Healing – A Case Study

In today’s episode of The Real Food Reel we explore a six-month gut healing journey with pre and post microbiome testing. You will learn the importance of testing and obtaining a correct diagnosis, the significance of foundational gut healing principles and why it is so important to commit to the journey but aim for consistency, not necessarily perfection. This is a fascinating discussion which we hope will provide insight into the process of gut restoration and the journey to optimal health. Follow TNN online: – Facebook: The Natural Nutritionist – Instagram: @thenaturalnutritionist – Twitter: @natnutritionist Contact TNN here: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ Rebuild Your Microbiome: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/work-with-us/rym/ Learn more about testing here: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/bioscreen-faecal-microbial-analysis-fma/ Check out a sample Bioscreen report here:https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/bioscreen-medical-example-report/ Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 200: Six Months of Gut Healing – A Case Study appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/28/201851 minutes, 40 seconds
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RFR 199: Combating Candida with Kirsty Wirth

In Episode 199 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by our “Gut Guru”, Kirsty Wirth to teach you how to combat candida. We explore the commensal nature of candida, what happens when an imbalance occurs and the common but varied symptoms associated with an overgrowth. You will learn how to accurately determine your current levels of candida and the dietary and herbal treatment protocols that naturally rebalance a candida overgrowth. Let’s dive in. Follow Kirsty online: https://www.kulturedwellness.com Facebook: /kulturedwellness Instagram: @kulturedwellness Grab your copy of Gutalicious here: https://kulturedwellness.com/products/gutalicious-preorder   Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 199: Combating Candida with Kirsty Wirth appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/21/201832 minutes, 7 seconds
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RFR 198: Genetics, Evolution & Our Food Preferences with Dr Damian Kristof

In Episode 198 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by wellness rock star, Dr Damian Kristof. In today’s episode we explore the impact of genetics and evolution on our food preferences and intolerances. We dive into celiac disease and gluten intolerance, hay fever and beneficial probiotic strains, Damo’s thoughts on blood typing and so much more. Follow Damian online:https://damiankristof.com Facebook: /DamianKristof Instagram: @ damiankristof   Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 198: Genetics, Evolution & Our Food Preferences with Dr Damian Kristof appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/14/201838 minutes, 17 seconds
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RFR 197: SAD v LCHF with Steph Lowe

In Episode 197 of The Real Food Reel Food we share with you an episode from The Chief Life podcast, where I was interviewed on the Standard Australian Diet (SAD) versus a Low Carb Healthy Fat (LCHF) approach. You will learn how standard diets impact our gut and long-term health, and why a personalized version of LCHF can suit almost everyone. We also discuss common LCHF mistakes, including what becoming carb-phobic can do to your microbiome. I hope you enjoying hearing me on the other side of the microphone this week. To book a consultation with Steph and the team at TNN or to find out more about The Natural Nutritionist or LCHF Endurance, visit: www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au. Follow TNN online:   Facebook – The Natural Nutritionist   Instagram – @thenaturalnutritionist Twitter – @natnutritionist Contact TNN here – https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ Purchase your copy of Low Carb, Healthy Fat Nutrition here.   Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 197: SAD v LCHF with Steph Lowe appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/7/201854 minutes, 26 seconds
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RFR 196: The Social Rebellion with Maz Compton

In Episode 196 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Maz Compton, one of Australia’s foremost radio personalities and entertainment reporters. Maz joins the show to share with us her latest project, The Social Rebellion. The Social Rebellion is a movement that will empower you to become aware of your own choices, assess your relationship with alcohol and make a positive change. Let’s dive straight in. Follow Maz online: https://mazcompton.net https://www.thesocialrebellion.com Instagram: @thesocialrebellion   Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 196: The Social Rebellion with Maz Compton appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/31/201840 minutes, 55 seconds
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RFR 195: Gut Health Q&A with Kirsty Wirth – Part 1

In Episode 195 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by our regular guest, Kirsty Wirth, for our very first gut health Q&A. In today’s episode you will learn about food behaviours and the impact of early life and our previous food choices on our gut health of today. We explore inflammation, the impact of dairy on the gut, food intolerances, how to treat chronic reflux, the importance of resistant starch and so much more. Follow Kirsty online: https://www.kulturedwellness.com Facebook:/kulturedwellness Instagram: @kulturedwellness Grab your copy of Gutalicious here: https://kulturedwellness.com/products/gutalicious-preorder   Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 195: Gut Health Q&A with Kirsty Wirth – Part 1 appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/24/201857 minutes, 57 seconds
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RFR 194: Health, Hormones & Burning Fat with Dr Libby Weaver

In episode 194 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Dr. Libby Weaver, one of Australasia’s leading nutritional biochemists; who is also an author, speaker and founder of the plant-based supplement range, Bio Blends. Dr. Libby empowers and inspires us to take charge of our health and happiness through her books, live events and nutritional support range. In today’s episode you will learn all about Dr. Libby’s three pillar approach – the biochemical, the nutritional and the emotional. We discuss the impact of stress and societal pressures and what Dr. Libby refers to as “Rushing Woman’s Syndrome’. We then take a deep dive into hormones, stress, fat burning and so much more. Dr. Libby is an absolute wealth of knowledge and I just know you’re going to love today’s show and feel inspired and motivated to improve your health and daily choices.   Follow Dr. Libby online: – Facebook: Dr Libby Live – Instagram: Dr Libby  – Twitter: Dr Libby Live Check out Dr. Libby’s books here: https://www.drlibby.com/shop/ Learn more Dr. Libby’s Weight Loss for Women online course here: https://www.drlibby.com/courses/   Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 194: Health, Hormones & Burning Fat with Dr Libby Weaver appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/17/201852 minutes, 51 seconds
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RFR 193: Why Fasting is Not a Dirty Word

In today’s episode of The Real Food Reel we explore intermittent fasting and teach you why fasting is not a dirty word.  You will learn the health benefits of fasting, including blood sugar control, digestive ease and fat loss, as well as the amazing anti-aging and longevity benefits that even a fasting mimicking diet can facilitate. We discuss how to set up your meal-to-meal windows and the process to follow to qualify for extended versions of IF, including the very popular 16:8 protocol. We explore the research but also teach you how to personalise fasting and avoid some of the potential pitfalls of a poorly implemented fasting protocol. Follow TNN online: – Facebook: The Natural Nutritionist – Instagram: @thenaturalnutritionist – Twitter: @natnutritionist Contact TNN here: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/   Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 193: Why Fasting is Not a Dirty Word appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/10/201857 minutes, 2 seconds
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RFR 192: From Pain to Power with Kat John

In Episode 192 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Kat John. Kat is one of the most positive and inspirational people I know, but it hasn’t always been that way. Through sharing her personal story from pain to power you will learn that you are not your thoughts and that you don’t have to attach to your darkness, but learn to tune into a different frequency. I guarantee this episode will leave you ready to take action and create a life that you are excited to live.   Follow Kat online: http://www.katjohn.com.au Get involved with The Tribe – Kat’s online coaching program: http://www.katjohn.com.au/thetribe Check out #ZFTuesday: @kat.john   Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 192: From Pain to Power with Kat John appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/3/201856 minutes, 23 seconds
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RFR 191: Herbal Treatment for the Nervous System with Erin Jolley

In today’s episode of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Erin Jolley, Nutritionist and Naturopath who has recently joined the team here at TNN. In today’s episode Erin and I discuss stress and the nervous system and teach you the powerful healing benefits of herbal medicine for both depression and anxiety. This is an incredible episode and although you’d never know it, Erin’s first podcast and I hope you’ll join me in welcoming Erin on board.                                                                  Follow TNN online: – Facebook: The Natural Nutritionist – Instagram: @thenaturalnutritionist – Twitter: @natnutritionist Contact TNN here: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/   Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 191: Herbal Treatment for the Nervous System with Erin Jolley appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
9/26/201842 minutes, 33 seconds
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RFR 190: The Flow State with Kale Brock

In Episode 190 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Kale Brock, to explore the flow state. In today’s episode you will learn about meditation and mindfulness but also how the flow state may be the vehicle you need to create either of these two states. We discuss the impact of constant device use, mental health, neuroplasticity, how to find your version of surfing, Kale’s flow state, and so much more. Follow Kale online: http://kalebrock.com.au Facebook: /kalesbroccoli Instagram: @kalesbroccoli   Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 190: The Flow State with Kale Brock appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
9/19/201846 minutes, 59 seconds
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RFR 189: Debunking Myths with Dr Phil Maffetone

In Episode 189 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by our very good friend Dr Phil Maffetone. He needs no introduction but I wanted to share with you Phil’s credo that “everyone is an athlete.” As a health and fitness trendsetter he has perhaps had more positive impact on a wider variety of people than anyone in modern history. From professional and Olympic athletes in virtually every sport, to average people from all walks of life, his system for achieving optimum human performance by tapping into the body’s fat-burning system has helped millions of people achieve their goals in sports, business and life. In today’s episode Phil and I debunk the myths: “MAF doesn’t work for me” and “Eating low carb makes me lose my top end”. This is an incredible episode where you will learn how to transform your aerobic energy system, burn fat, and eat to support your health, performance and athletic longevity.   Follow Phil online: https://philmaffetone.com Facebook: /MAFMethod Learn more in The Endurance Handbook: http://bit.ly/2KqKOqX The 180 Formula: https://philmaffetone.com/180-formula/ The Two Week Test: https://philmaffetone.com/2-week-test/ The case study we discuss: https://philmaffetone.com/case-study-reductions-training-load-dietary-carbohydrates-help-restore-health-improve-performance-ironman-triathlete/ Health Fit University: https://philmaffetone.com/introducing-healthfit-university   Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 189: Debunking Myths with Dr Phil Maffetone appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
9/12/201856 minutes, 54 seconds
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RFR 188: The Lowdown on Probiotics with Kirsty Wirth

In Episode 188 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by our regular guest, “Gut Guru”, Kirsty Wirth. In today’s episode you will learn all about probiotics, including their benefits and the important guiding principles to use when choosing the right product for you. We discuss the clinical relevance of the proven bacterial strains and answer the question: “Should everyone be supplementing with probiotics?” We also explore the importance of our favorite mantra: “test, don’t guess”, provide you with options for travel and so much more. Follow Kirsty online: https://www.kulturedwellness.com Facebook:/kulturedwellness Instagram: @kulturedwellness Grab your copy of Gutalicious here: https://kulturedwellness.com/products/gutalicious-preorder   Click below to download transcript: The post RFR 188: The Lowdown on Probiotics with Kirsty Wirth appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
9/5/201831 minutes, 3 seconds
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RFR 187: Ketotarian with Will Cole

In Episode 187 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Dr Will Cole, to share his latest project, Ketotarian. In Ketotarian, Will defines his plant based, ketogenic food and wellness experience. We explore the potential pit falls of a conventional keto diet and the benefits of a plant-based ketogenic approach. We then dive into gut heath, the autoimmune-inflammation spectrum and answer the very popular question: “Is there a plant-based alternative to bone broth or collagen powder?” Let’s dive in. Follow Will online: https://drwillcole.com Get your copy of Ketotarian here: http://bit.ly/2AG8Lej The post RFR 187: Ketotarian with Will Cole appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/29/201833 minutes, 37 seconds
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RFR 186: The Parasympathetic & Sympathetic Nervous System with Dr Damian Kristof

In Episode 186 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by our regular guest Dr Damian Kristof. In today’s episode Damo and I discuss the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system and the intricate dance between the two, our environment and the time of day. You will learn the importance of the ‘fight or flight’ response, but also what can happen when this is out of balance. We also explore the significance of this entire system for natural energy, efficient digestion, managing cravings, improving sleep quality and so much more. Follow Damian online: https://damiankristof.com Facebook: /DamianKristof Instagram: @damiankristof   Powered by Eventbrite The post RFR 186: The Parasympathetic & Sympathetic Nervous System with Dr Damian Kristof appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/22/201844 minutes, 32 seconds
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RFR 185: A Fat Lot of Good with Dr Peter Brukner

In Episode 185 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Dr Peter Brukner, to share his latest project, A Fat Lot of Good. In A Fat Lot of Good, Peter busts the dietary myths we’ve been living by for decades and teaches you how to live a longer, healthier and more enjoyable life. In today’s episode you will learn about Peter’s personal health journey and how this inspired his deep dive into the research to uncover the truth about nutrition. We explore the influence of money, politics, American agriculture and so much more. Show Notes: Follow Peter online: http://www.peterbrukner.com/ Get your copy of A Fat Lot of Good here: http://bit.ly/2vvr9ka   Powered by Eventbrite The post RFR 185: A Fat Lot of Good with Dr Peter Brukner appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/15/201845 minutes, 57 seconds
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RFR 184: A Wholefood Conversation with Stu Cooke

In today’s episode of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Stu Cooke from 180 Nutrition. Today Stu shares his personal story and the humble beginnings of his now global company, 180 Nutrition. We explore genetics and the individual differences in nutrition, the relevance of exercise intensity, and how to use trial and error to help you thrive. We discuss Stu’s morning routine, the importance of sleep and sleep hygiene and so much more. Follow Stu online: http://180nutrition.com.au Facebook:@180Nutrition Instagram:@180Nutrition The post RFR 184: A Wholefood Conversation with Stu Cooke appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/8/201840 minutes, 18 seconds
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RFR 183: Detecting Dysbiosis

In today’s episode of The Real Food Reel we explore dysbiosis and how to create balance in your internal ecosystem. We teach you how to develop an appropriate gut health strategy including food, probiotics, prebiotics, resistant starch and if and when supplements are required. We explore testing, parasites, under growths of beneficial bacterial strains, pathogenic bacterial overgrowths and increased intestinal permeability. You will learn about parasites, the importance of treating parasites in conjunction with biofilm, and why we must separate “normal” from “common”.  We cover symptoms including poor sleep quality, poor training recovery, constipation, diarrhoea, impaired cognitive function, mental health challenges, behavioural issues and so much more. Follow TNN online: – Facebook: The Natural Nutritionist – Instagram: @thenaturalnutritionist – Twitter: @natnutritionist Contact TNN here: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ Learn more about testing here: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/bioscreen-faecal-microbial-analysis-fma/ The post RFR 183: Detecting Dysbiosis appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/1/201859 minutes, 32 seconds
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RFR 182: Overcoming Persistent Injury with Katee Pedicini

In Episode 182 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Katee Pedicini from Holistic Endurance to explore how to overcome persistent overuse injuries. This episode is 100% relevant to all athletes currently injured or not, especially from a prevention point of view. You will learn about the hierarchy of athletic performance, the model of robust function and how addressing bad, blocked, leaked and deficient energy are all essential treatment and prevention strategies. We discuss the impact of inflammation, your food choices and gut health and speak to the significance of developing a team of practitioners who know how to look beyond the initial pain or injury site. Follow Katee online: https://www.holisticendurance.com.au Facebook:/holisticendurance Instagram:@holisticendurance Learn more about Bioscreen here: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/bioscreen-faecal-microbial-analysis-fma Find a Functional Movement Systems (FMS) Practitioner here: https://www.functionalmovement.com The post RFR 182: Overcoming Persistent Injury with Katee Pedicini appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/25/20181 hour, 3 seconds
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RFR 181: Coffee Enemas – An Ancient Gut Health & Detox Tool with Kirsty Wirth

In Episode 181 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Kirsty Wirth from Kultured Wellness to discuss coffee enemas. We teach you the amazing properties and health benefits of this ancient gut health and detox tool. Kirsty and I dive both into the traditional approach of coffee enemas, and what the scientific literature indicates. You will learn about palmitic acid, glutathione and antioxidants, as well as the benefits to liver and gall bladder health. And what about those who are sensitive to caffeine, or coffee enemas? Today, we set the record straight. Follow Kirsty online: https://www.kulturedwellness.com Facebook:/kulturedwellness Instagram: @kulturedwellness Coffee Enemas – Why You Should Do One: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/coffee-enemas-why-you-should-do-one/ The post RFR 181: Coffee Enemas – An Ancient Gut Health & Detox Tool with Kirsty Wirth appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/18/201840 minutes, 32 seconds
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RFR 180: A Low Carb Conversation with Dr Paul Mason

In today’s episode we explore low carb and Paul Mason’s personal journey to reversing metabolic syndrome. We break down many nutritional dogmas including salt, the diet-heart hypothesis, total cholesterol and saturated fat. We also explore fibre, FODMAPs, gut health, how to avoid unnecessary surgery and so much more. Orthosports: http://www.orthosports.com.au/content_common/pg-paulmason.seo Saturated Fat is Not Dangerous – Dr. Paul Mason: http://y2u.be/NUY_SDhxf4k RFR 134 – Nutrition on Trial with Professor Tim Noakes: http://thewellnesscouch.com/rfr/rfr-134-nutrition-on-trial-with-professor-tim-noakes The post RFR 180: A Low Carb Conversation with Dr Paul Mason appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/11/201849 minutes, 47 seconds
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RFR 179: The Basics of Mitochondrial Health & Optimal Energy

In today’s episode of The Real Food Reel we explore the basics of mitochondrial health and optimal energy. We discuss the concept of energy as a currency and how the body generates energy versus how the body spends energy. You will learn about “the energy bucket” and the most common “holes” or energy leaks. We explore the significance of real food, ketones, nutrient status, stress, toxins, movement and connection, and teach you how to optimise your energy so can you thrive, instead of just survive.   Follow TNN online: – Facebook: The Natural Nutritionist – Instagram: @thenaturalnutritionist – Twitter: @natnutritionist Contact TNN here: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ The post RFR 179: The Basics of Mitochondrial Health & Optimal Energy appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/4/201858 minutes, 45 seconds
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RFR 178: Gender Differences & How to Optimise Training & Racing

In Episode 178 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Katee Pedicini from Holistic Endurance to explore gender differences and how to optimise training and racing. You will learn the key differences, including hormonal changes, fasting, changes in thermoregulation and peak performance age. We discuss the female hormone cycle and how to periodise nutrition, intensity and overall programming. We also explore male hormone levels and how to keep the balance for health, performance and longevity. Follow Katee online: https://www.holisticendurance.com.au Facebook: /holisticendurance Instagram: @holisticendurance Articles: https://www.holisticendurance.com.au/2017/10/04/gender-differences/ https://www.holisticendurance.com.au/2016/01/11/testosterone-vs-cortisol-battle/ https://www.holisticendurance.com.au/2017/09/27/getting-hot-prepare-hot-race/ Ebook for how to periodise training around hormones:  https://www.holisticendurance.com.au/product/ebook/ The post RFR 178: Gender Differences & How to Optimise Training & Racing appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
6/27/201855 minutes, 4 seconds
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RFR 177: Digestion, Stress & the Sesame Seed Challenge with Dr Damian Kristof

In today’s episode of The Real Food Reel we are joined by the wellness rock star himself Damian Kristof. In today’s episode Damian and I discuss the importance of brain and spinal health when it comes to optimal digestion and gut health. We cover the Forage Poo Chart, the sesame seed challenge, the impact of stress and practical strategies to support your digestion while you travel. Yes, we’re talking about poo today team so now’s your time to hit pause if you happen to be tuning in while eating a meal. Follow Damian online:https://damiankristof.com Facebook: /DamianKristof Instagram: @ damiankristof Access the Forage Cereal Poo Chart here: http://foragecereal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Forage_PooChart.pdf The post RFR 177: Digestion, Stress & the Sesame Seed Challenge with Dr Damian Kristof appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
6/20/201845 minutes, 52 seconds
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RFR 176: LCHF for Anxiety & Depression

In today’s episode of The Real Food Reel we explore LCHF for anxiety and depression. You will learn about anxiety, the impact of chronic stress and how to remove the burden on your nervous system. We explore depression, gluten, methylation, the impact of the gut and the essential tests you need to add to your repertoire. This is a really important conversation on a serious topic, and please always make sure you seek professional guidance before making any changes to your current treatment regime. RFR 167 The Happiness Plan with Dr Elise Bialylew: http://thewellnesscouch.com/rfr/rfr-167-the-happiness-plan-with-dr-elise-bialylew RFR 139 Why Mindfulness Meditation are a Must with Tami Roos: http://thewellnesscouch.com/rfr/rfr-139-why-mindfulness-meditation-are-a-must-with-tami-roos Follow TNN online: – Facebook: The Natural Nutritionist – Instagram: @thenaturalnutritionist – Twitter: @natnutritionist Contact TNN here: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ The post RFR 176: LCHF for Anxiety & Depression appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
6/13/201845 minutes, 28 seconds
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RFR 175: Broth, Broth Fasting & Resetting Your Immune System with Kirsty Wirth

In Episode 175 of The Real Food Reel we are again joined by the “Gut Guru”, Kirsty Wirth. In today’s episode you will learn all about the basics of broth, including the amazing health benefits of this ancient superfood. You will learn about glycine, proline and glutamine, and how all of these nutrients are essential to repair “leaky gut”. We discuss gut diversity and the difference between beef, chicken and fish broth from a microbiome point of view. Kirsty and I also cover broth fasting, cleansing, autophagy and how you can use this amazing strategy to heal your gut and reset your entire immune system. Follow Kirsty online: https://www.kulturedwellness.com Facebook:/kulturedwellness Instagram: @kulturedwellness Catch up on RFR 172 here: http://thewellnesscouch.com/rfr/rfr-172-gutalicious-guts-with-kirsty-wirth The post RFR 175: Broth, Broth Fasting & Resetting Your Immune System with Kirsty Wirth appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
6/6/20181 hour, 1 minute, 52 seconds
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RFR 174: The French Paradox & Healthy Travels with Kale Brock

In Episode 174 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Kale Brock, live from a café in south-west France. In today’s show you will learn about Kale’s overseas journey and his European food observations. We discuss “The French Paradox”, the significance of portion control, mindful eating and the benefits of intermittent fasting. We also touch on the impact of stress on longevity, how to eat healthy on the road, and so much more. Follow Kale online: http://kalebrock.com.au Facebook: /kalesbroccoli Instagram: @kalesbroccoli The post RFR 174: The French Paradox & Healthy Travels with Kale Brock appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/30/201838 minutes, 52 seconds
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RFR 173: From the Couch to a Half Marathon with Katee Pedicini

In Episode 173 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Katee Pedicini from Holistic Endurance to discuss the journey from the couch to a half marathon. We explore the guiding principles, including a focus on duration over distance, the weekly volume and frequency as opposed to an individual session distance or duration, training zones, sports psychology, time management and so much more. Key warm up/mobility exercises: Brettzel: https://www.functionalmovement.com/Exercises/222/brettzel Rolling Patterns: http://bit.ly/rolling_patterns MAF Method 180 Formula: https://philmaffetone.com/180-formula/ Follow Katee online: https://www.holisticendurance.com.au Facebook: /holisticendurance Instagram: @holisticendurance The post RFR 173: From the Couch to a Half Marathon with Katee Pedicini appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/23/201833 minutes, 48 seconds
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RFR 172: Gutalicious Guts with Kirsty Wirth

In Episode 172 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by the “Gut Guru”, Kirsty Wirth. In today’s episode you will learn about the bible of fermenting, Gutalicious. Kirsty & I cover all things fermentation, including the difference between wild ferments and cultured ferments, and the problems with store-bought probiotic yoghurts. Kirsty and I also discuss creative ways to introduce ferments into your life, the certain conditions or symptoms when fermented foods aren’t appropriate, and so much more. Article: The Top 3 Mistakes with Fermented Foods: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/top-3-mistakes-with-fermented-foods/   Grab your copy of Gutalicous here: https://kulturedwellness.com/products/gutalicious-preorder Follow Kirsty online: https://www.kulturedwellness.com Facebook:/kulturedwellness Instagram: @kulturedwellness The post RFR 172: Gutalicious Guts with Kirsty Wirth appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/16/201855 minutes, 41 seconds
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RFR 171: Pre-natal, Vitamin D & Iron Supplementation Exposed

In today’s episode we explore the three most commonly prescribed supplements and why they may not be the answer to your nutritional deficiencies or health and wellness goals. You will learn about “Australia’s #1 pregnancy supplement” and why the active ingredient can be hugely problematic for up to 50% of women. We discuss the significance of methylfolate, and why pre-conception blood and genetic testing are important steps in determining the best pre-natal and pregnancy supplementation for you. We explore vitamin D, reference ranges, supplement quality, dosages, the problems with the excessive use of “Slip, Slop, Slap” in Australia and why you either need to be consuming dietary sources of vitamin K2, or choosing a vitamin D plus K2 product. We then dive into iron and get to the root cause of the problem, addressing poorly absorbed forms of iron and “the constipation myth”. We teach you how to improve your nutrient absorption via gut health and explore why re-testing is essential to ensure your protocol is achieving the desired outcomes. It’s a very juicy topic today team so let’s dive in to this week’s episode of The Real Food Reel. Follow TNN online: – Facebook:The Natural Nutritionist – Instagram: @thenaturalnutritionist – Twitter:@natnutritionist Contact TNN here: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ The post RFR 171: Pre-natal, Vitamin D & Iron Supplementation Exposed appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/9/201851 minutes, 18 seconds
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RFR 170: Big Sugar & the Overfat Epidemic with Dr Phil Maffetone

In Episode 170 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by our very good friend Dr Phil Maffetone. In today’s episode Phil and I explore the overfat pandemic and how Westernisation and the introduction of highly processed sugar rich foods is destroying the health of people in countries including India, where at the same time, many are starving. We discuss the influence of Big Sugar, the minimal deadly dose and what even one taste of sugar does to your taste buds, eating behaviour and neurology. Let’s welcome Phil back on to The Real Food Reel. Follow Phil online: https://philmaffetone.com Facebook:/MAFMethod Check out all the articles we refer to here: https://philmaffetone.com/articles/ Learn more about the MAF Supplements here: https://philmaffetone.com/supplements/ The post RFR 170: Big Sugar & the Overfat Epidemic with Dr Phil Maffetone appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/2/20181 hour, 18 minutes, 4 seconds
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RFR 169: Modern Day Ayurvedic Nutrition with Sahara Rose

In episode 169 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Sahara Rose. Sahara is the best-selling author of the Idiot’s Guide to Ayurveda and has been called “a leading voice for the millennial generation into the new paradigm shift” by none other than Deepak Chopra. Ayurveda is a science of life and one of the most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems in the world. As an dedicated yogi, I was really interested to learn about this ancient wisdom from a nutrition stand point and maybe parts of this will resonate with you too? In today’s episode you will learn about the origins of Ayurveda, what is a mind-body-type, the three energy types, how to identify an imbalance, what to do if any one of your energy types are imbalanced and how to take the key Ayurvedic principles into your modern life. If you would like to know your mind-body type before listening to the show, hit pause now and go to iamsahararose.com to take Sahara’s online quiz. Without further ado, let’s welcome Sahara to The Real Food Reel. Follow Sahara online: http://iamsahararose.com Facebook: I Am Sahara Rose Instagram: @iamsahararose Take Sahara’s Mind-Body Quiz here: https://eatfeelfresh.com/new-quiz/ **WIN** All you need to do to be in the running to win a copy of Sahara’s book, Idiot’s Guide to Ayurveda is to share this episode on Instagram and tag @iamsahararose, @thenaturalnutritionist and #realfoodreel. The post RFR 169: Modern Day Ayurvedic Nutrition with Sahara Rose appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/25/201846 minutes, 20 seconds
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RFR 168: Open Wide – The Mantra That Will Change Your Life with Melissa Ambrosini

In Episode 168 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Melissa Ambrosini, motivational speaker, entrepreneur and self-love teacher. In today’s episode Melissa and I discuss the mantra that will change your life and why you need to open wide to enrich all of the relationships in your life. You will learn how to rewrite your relationship stories and strategies that can be applied to all areas of your life including your health, food, money and career stories. Get ready to take notes and let’s dive in deep with Melissa Ambrosini. Follow Melissa online: https://melissaambrosini.com Facebook:/MelissaAmbrosiniTribe Instagram:@melissaambrosini. Grab your copy of Open Wide here: https://melissaambrosini.com/openwide/ Tune into The Melissa Ambrosini show here: https://melissaambrosini.com/podcast/ The post RFR 168: Open Wide – The Mantra That Will Change Your Life with Melissa Ambrosini appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/18/201850 minutes, 5 seconds
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RFR 167: The Happiness Plan with Dr Elise Bialylew

In Episode 167 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Dr Elise Bialylew. Elise is a coach, meditation teacher and social entrepreneur who trained as a doctor and psychiatrist. She left the hospital wards to pursue a deeper calling to start a global mindfulness meditation movement and founded Mindful in May in 2012. The campaign has taught thousands of people from around the world the skills of mindfulness and raised $60,000 to bring clean, safe drinking water to developing countries. In today’s episode we explore the meditation, mindfulness and happiness. You will learn about the nature of the mind, what is negative bias, how to use your mind to create greater happiness and how to thrive instead of just survive. Let’s dive in and welcome Elise to the show. Follow Elise online: Mind Life Project: http://mindlifeproject.com Mindful in May – register before May 1st here: https://www.mindfulinmay.org/?oprid=2786 Facebook: Mindful in May Instagram: Mindful in May Find out more about The Happiness Plan here: http://mindlifeproject.com/thehappinessplanfreedownload The post RFR 167: The Happiness Plan with Dr Elise Bialylew appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/11/201834 minutes, 40 seconds
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RFR 166: Functional Gastroenterology (aka The Poo Chat) with Megan Taylor

In Episode 166 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Megan Taylor. Megan has a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, and completed two years of post-graduate residency training in Primary Care and Naturopathic Gastroenterology. In today’s episode we explore functional gastroenterology, or simply put, we’re talking about your poo. You will learn all about our main elimination pathway, why we need to break down the taboo around the subject of poo, the impact of LCHF on your daily movements, natural remedies, and so much more. Follow Megan online: Facebook: Megan Taylor ND   EVENT ALERT The Wellness Basecamp hits Adelaide THIS Saturday April 7.  Catch Kim Morrison, Damian Kristof, Brett Hill, JP & Andy from Smashed Avocado and Marcus Pearce for one day of inspiration and education. And the best bit? You can get TWO tickets for the price of one when you click here or buy your tickets below. Bring along a friend or family member to double the transformation and empowerment!   Powered by Eventbrite The post RFR 166: Functional Gastroenterology (aka The Poo Chat) with Megan Taylor appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/4/201843 minutes, 50 seconds
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RFR 165: Do I Need to be in Ketosis?

In Episode 165 of The Real Food Reel it’s again Steph Lowe and Elly McLean on the mike, and together we explore the question, “Do I Need to be in Ketosis?”. You will learn what is ketosis, why ketosis is definitely not ketoacidosis, if ketones need to be measured, the difference between ketosis and LCHF, when ketosis isn’t appropriate for an athlete and so much more. Let’s dive in. Learn more about ketosis here: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/nutritional-ketosis-and-exogenous-ketones-for-performance/ Follow TNN online: – Facebook: The Natural Nutritionist – Instagram: @thenaturalnutritionist – Twitter: @natnutritionist Contact TNN here: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ The post RFR 165: Do I Need to be in Ketosis? appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/28/201837 minutes, 31 seconds
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RFR 164: Whole Health Starts in the Mouth with Dr Steven Lin

In Episode 164 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Dr Steven Lim. Dr Steven Lin is a dentist, TEDx speaker, and author of The Dental Diet. With a background in biomedical science, he has dedicated his career to outline the nutritional basis of dental disease. In today’s episode you will learn how the modern diet causes all of the dental problems we see today, why so many children need braces, the problems with mouth breathing, why the mouth is the perfect diagnostic tool for digestive problems, the significance of fat soluble vitamins and so much more. The post RFR 164: Whole Health Starts in the Mouth with Dr Steven Lin appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/21/201836 minutes, 42 seconds
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RFR 163: The Root Causes of SIBO & the Influence of Food Fears, Stress & Anxiety with Angela Pifer, SIBO Guru

In Episode 163 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Angela Pifer, a functional medicine nutrition and health expert, and an accomplished speaker and radio personality. Her 25 years in the health and fitness industry and the past 12 years as a Functional Medicine Nutritionist focusing in the areas of digestive health, functional gut disorders, thyroid, autoimmune and SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth), have earned Angela recognition as the go-to gut expert. In today’s episode we explore SIBO, why Angela prefers the term small intestinal bowel overgrowth, the potential causes of SIBO and how SIBO is a secondary condition and must be treated in this way. We you will learn the significance of food fears, stress and anxiety and so much more. Learn more from Angela including her published work here: http://www.siboguru.com https://gutrxgurus.com The first commercially available low FODMAP bone broth (US only): https://gutrxbonebroth.com Follow Angela online: – Facebook: Angela Pifer Functional Medicine Nutritionist – Instagram: @gutrxgurus – Twitter: AngelaPiferCN The post RFR 163: The Root Causes of SIBO & the Influence of Food Fears, Stress & Anxiety with Angela Pifer, SIBO Guru appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/14/201852 minutes, 35 seconds
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RFR 162: Why Every Type I Diabetic Needs to Understand JERF

In Episode 162 of The Real Food Reel we are doing things differently! Our Nutritionist Elly McLean is on the microphone and together we explore type I diabetes and the benefits of a lower carbohydrate, higher fat food template. You will learn the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, the role of nutrition and how the key to managing type 1 diabetes starts with blood sugar control, how to move beyond real food to treat this autoimmune condition and why gut health is an essential part of the effective management of type 1 diabetes. Let’s dive in.  Learn more about Type I Diabetes here: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/lchf-type-1-diabetes Check out Dr Bernstein’s work here: http://www.diabetes-book.com Follow TNN online: – Facebook: The Natural Nutritionist – Instagram: @thenaturalnutritionist – Twitter: @natnutritionist Contact TNN here: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/contact/ The post RFR 162: Why Every Type I Diabetic Needs to Understand JERF appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/7/201847 minutes, 58 seconds
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RFR 161: Transform Your Health with Dr Terry Wahls

In Episode 161 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Dr Terry Wahls. Dr Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials. She is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. Dr. Wahls restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now pedals her bike to work each day. In today’s episode you will learn about her journey back to health, how to create the most health promoting environment possible and how you can use food and complimentary therapies to transform your life. Learn more from Terry including her published work here: https://terrywahls.com/ Grab your ticket to Dr Terry Wahls Live here: https://drterrywahlslive.com Follow Terry online: – Facebook: TerryWahls – Instagram: drterrywahls – Twitter: @terrywahls The post RFR 161: Transform Your Health with Dr Terry Wahls appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
2/28/201832 minutes, 15 seconds
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RFR 160: Functional Medicine & the Autoimmune-Inflammation Spectrum with Dr Will Cole

In Episode 160 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Dr Will Cole, leading functional medicine practitioner, who specialises in chronic conditions such as thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, gut health and hormonal dysfunctions. In today’s episode we explore functional medicine and how it differs from mainstream medicine, why your health shouldn’t wait until your personal “check engine” light goes on, the autoimmune-inflammation spectrum, how to start the healing process and so much more. Dr Will Cole is an absolute wealth of knowledge and I know you are going to love today’s episode. Follow Dr Will Cole online here: https://drwillcole.com Check out Dr Will Cole on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/drwillcole/ Pre-order your oceanic adaptogen, Agent Nateur here: http://www.agentnateur.com/shop/dr-will-cole-agent-nateur-holi-youth-the-oceanic-adaptogen The post RFR 160: Functional Medicine & the Autoimmune-Inflammation Spectrum with Dr Will Cole appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
2/21/201834 minutes, 57 seconds
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RFR 159: Debunking Exercise Myths for Fat Loss, Muscle Gain & Endurance Performance with Andy Galpin

In Episode 159 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Dr Andy Galpin. Andy is a Professor of Kinesiology at the Center for Sport Performance at California State University, has a Ph.D. in Human Bioenergetics and is the founder and director of the Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Laboratory. In today’s show we debunk the common exercise myths for fat loss, muscle gain and endurance performance. You will learn the importance of adherence, variety and balance, the key energy systems and training sessions you need to achieve your specific goal and why long-term health should always be your number one priority. Learn more from Andy here: http://www.andygalpin.com Check out Andy’s podcast here: http://thebodyofknowledge.com Learn more about Andy’s book ‘Unplugged’ here: https://www.athleteunplugged.com Follow Andy online: – Twitter: @DrAndyGalpin – Instagram: @DrAndyGalpin The post RFR 159: Debunking Exercise Myths for Fat Loss, Muscle Gain & Endurance Performance with Andy Galpin appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
2/14/201857 minutes, 14 seconds
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RFR 158: Achieving Abundant, Endless Energy with Niki Gratrix

In Episode 158 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Niki Gratrix. Niki is an award-winning nutritional therapist, bioenergetic practitioner and mind-body expert, helping people to optimize their energy. In today’s show we explore fatigue, the psychological and physical approach to treating fatigue and why it is so important to consider both, how childhood trauma can become your adult biology and how you can achieve abundant, endless energy. Follow Niki online here: https://www.nikigratrix.com Check out the study, “Silent ACEs: “The Epidemic of Attachment and Developmental Trauma here: https://www.nikigratrix.com/silent-aces-epidemic-attachment-developmental-trauma/ Access Niki’s free eBook on healing emotional trauma here: https://www.nikigratrix.com The post RFR 158: Achieving Abundant, Endless Energy with Niki Gratrix appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
2/7/201853 minutes, 42 seconds
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RFR 157: From the Depths of Self-Doubt to Winning Big & Living Fearlessly with Siri Lindley

In Episode 157 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Siri Lindley. Siri is a former world champion triathlete, world champion coach, world-wide speaker, proud animal activist and author of “Surfacing: From the Depths of Self-Doubt to Winning Big and Living Fearlessly”. In today’s episode you will learn so much from Siri – from her personal journey from complete novice to word champion triathlete, her key mindset strategies, how to see the gift in even the most painful life experience and so much more. This is honestly one of my favourite interviews in the history of The Real Food Reel, so dive in and enjoy learning from one of the world’s best. Surfacing: https://www.velopress.com/books/surfacing Team Sirius Tri Club: https://www.teamsiriustriclub.com Believe Ranch and Rescue: http://www.believeranchandrescue.org The post RFR 157: From the Depths of Self-Doubt to Winning Big & Living Fearlessly with Siri Lindley appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/31/201855 minutes, 55 seconds
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RFR 156: Nutrition, Food Sensitivity Testing, Fat Loss & Building Muscle with Tom Bilella

In Episode 156 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Dr Tom Bilella to discuss food sensitivity testing, fat loss and building muscle.  You will learn the importance of quality, quantity and timing; how to prioritise testing for both health practitioners and clients; how to utilise food sensitivity testing to achieve your health goals, how to reintroduce food triggers and so much more. Show Notes Dr Tom’s Nutrition Treatment Center: http://www.nutritiontreatmentcenter.com Food Intolerance Testing: http://nowleap.com The post RFR 156: Nutrition, Food Sensitivity Testing, Fat Loss & Building Muscle with Tom Bilella appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/24/201825 minutes, 29 seconds
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RFR 155: One Bite at a Time with Tabitha McIntosh

In Episode 155 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Tabitha McIntosh. Founder of Awaken Your Health, qualified Naturopath, clinical Nutritionist and passionate Educator, Tabitha is one talented lady – helping so many people improve the quality of their health and wellbeing. In today’s show Tabitha and I explore how you can reduce your toxic burden, one bite at a time. Awaken Your Health: http://www.awakenyourhealth.com.au One Bite at a Time: http://www.onebite.com.au I Quit Chemicals: http://www.iquitchemicals.net The next intake for the course is Monday 12th February, 2018. The post RFR 155: One Bite at a Time with Tabitha McIntosh appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/17/201835 minutes, 2 seconds
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RFR 154: From Brain Tumour to Guiness World Record Marathon Runner with Doug Wilson

In Episode 154 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Doug Wilson to share his personal health journey from corporate burn out and brain tumour diagnosis to becoming the first person to complete seven competitive marathons on the seven continents in under seven days. This is a fascinating story team, one that will leave you inspired at the power of health, movement and mindfulness. Follow Doug online: www.kundalinirunning.com Follow Doug on Instagram: www.instagram.com/kundalini_running/ Follow Doug on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kundalinirunning/ The post RFR 154: From Brain Tumour to Guiness World Record Marathon Runner with Doug Wilson appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/10/201829 minutes, 56 seconds
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RFR 153: Kale vs Cow – The Case For Better Meat with Diana Rodgers

In Episode 153 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Diana Rodgers to discuss sustainable meat consumption. You will learn more about the pseudo-science in the recent meat-bashing documentaries ‘What the Health’ and ‘Cowspiracy’, the benefits of meat for health, why we shouldn’t rely predominantly on chicken as a source of protein, the problems with mono-cropping vegetables and so much more. The post RFR 153: Kale vs Cow – The Case For Better Meat with Diana Rodgers appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/3/201843 minutes, 22 seconds
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RFR 152: Gut Health, Histamine & Food Intolerances with Alison Vickery

In Episode 152 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Alison Vickery to discuss gut health, histamine and food intolerances. You will learn about the impact of chronic stress, mast cell activation, why no two histamine intolerance food lists the same and the number one strategy you need to do to reduce your exposure to histamine. Show Notes Learn more about histamine producing bacteria here: http://alisonvickery.com.au/histamine-producing-gut-bacteria/ Learn more about bacteria and mast cells here: http://alisonvickery.com.au/bacteria-and-mast-cells/ The post RFR 152: Gut Health, Histamine & Food Intolerances with Alison Vickery appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
12/27/201750 minutes, 16 seconds
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RFR 151: Never Binge Again – Stop Overeating & Binge Eating with Glenn Livingston

In Episode 151 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Glenn Livingston to discuss why overeating, stress eating and binge eating so prevalent in our culture. You will learn about food rules, why character trumps willpower and what you can do to develop a positive relationship with food once and for all. Show Notes Get your copy & resources: “Never Binge Again: Stop Overeating and Binge Eating and Reprogram Yourself to Think Like a Permanently Thin Person…on the Food Plan of Your Choice!” The post RFR 151: Never Binge Again – Stop Overeating & Binge Eating with Glenn Livingston appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
12/20/201741 minutes, 48 seconds
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RFR 150: The Metabolic Approach to Cancer with Dr. Nasha Winters

In Episode 150 of The Real Food Reel we are joined Dr. Nasha Winters to discuss the metabolic approach to cancer. You will learn how to integrate deep nutrition and the ketogenic diet plus the essential non-toxic bio-individualized therapies required to create an optimal terrain. An optimal terrain is not just for cancer but what we all need to do to achieve optimal health. Get your copy: The Metabolic Approach to Cancer: Integrating Deep Nutrition, the Ketogenic Diet and Non-Toxic Bio-Individualized Therapies by by Nasha Winters and Jess Higgins Kelley  Follow Optimal Terrain Consulting online: http://optimalterrainconsulting.com On Facebook: – Nasha Winters – Optimal Terrain On Instagram and Twitter: – Nasha Winters on Twitter – Optimal Terrain on Instagram The post RFR 150: The Metabolic Approach to Cancer with Dr. Nasha Winters appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
12/13/201743 minutes, 52 seconds
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RFR 149: Hormones, Healthy Periods & the Truth About PCOS with Lara Briden

In Episode 149 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Naturopathic Doctor, Lara Briden. In today’s episode you will learn about hormones, healthy periods and the truth about PCOS. Follow Lara online: http://www.larabriden.com/ Period Repair Manual: http://www.larabriden.com/period-repair-manual/ The post RFR 149: Hormones, Healthy Periods & the Truth About PCOS with Lara Briden appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
12/6/201732 minutes, 14 seconds
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RFR 148: Real Food, Nutrient Timing & How to Thr1ve with Shannon Young

In Episode 148 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Shannon Young from Thr1ve. Shannon has a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Nutritional Medicine and holds a Certificate IV in Fitness, making her the perfect advisor for both healthy eating and training. Her down-to-earth, positive approach to wellness allows her to provide nutritional plans that people find easy to integrate into their daily lives. In today’s episode, Shannon & Steph discuss real food, nutrient timing, the very exciting recently released ‘Steph Lowe Bowl’ and so much more. Show Notes Follow Thr1ve online: http://thr1ve.me Use the code REALFOODREEL25 for $25.00 off their first order online here: http://thr1ve.me Use the code REALFOODREEL for a free download of the Thr1ve protocol: https://thr1ve.me/pages/thr1ve-protocol-summerbody-challange The post RFR 148: Real Food, Nutrient Timing & How to Thr1ve with Shannon Young appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/29/201747 minutes, 48 seconds
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RFR 147: The Brave Athlete with Simon Marshall & Lesley Paterson

In Episode 147 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson. Their book, ‘The Brave Athlete’, solves the 13 most common mental conundrums athletes face in their everyday training and racing. In today’s episode we discuss what it means to be a brave athlete, how you can stop the thoughts and feelings you don’t want, the benefits of developing an alter ego and so much more. Show Notes Follow The Brave Athlete online: http://www.braveheartcoach.com/the-brave-athlete/ https://www.velopress.com/books/the-brave-athlete/ The post RFR 147: The Brave Athlete with Simon Marshall & Lesley Paterson appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/22/201740 minutes, 3 seconds
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RFR 146: Busting the Biggest Health Myths with Mind Pump

In Episode 146 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Sal, Adam & Justin from Mind Pump. Their podcast ‘Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth’ exposes the raw truth about health, fitness, nutrition and so much more. In today’s episode we do exactly that – bust some of the biggest health related myths. Show Notes Follow Mind Pump online: https://www.mindpumpmedia.com Check out ‘Intuitive Nutrition Guide’: https://www.mindpumpmedia.com/store/ENpxoh2R The post RFR 146: Busting the Biggest Health Myths with Mind Pump appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/15/20171 hour, 28 seconds
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RFR 145: Food Rules, Fat Burning & Mitochondrial Function with Dr Cate Shanahan

In Episode 145 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Dr Cate Shanahan. Dr Cate is not only a Doctor but the LA Lakers PRO Nutrition program director. In today’s episode we explore a what is a human diet, food rules, sugar, vegetable oil, fat burning and mitochondrial function. Show Notes Follow Dr Cate online: http://drcate.com Old-school food: How you can learn from the traditional approach of the Lakers’ diet doc: https://www.si.com/edge/2017/01/10/los-angeles-lakers-nutrition-doctor-chef-healthy-eating-tips-bone-broth Deep Nutrition – Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food: http://drcate.com/deep-nutrition-why-your-genes-need-traditional-food/ Food Rules – A Doctor’s Guide to Healthy Eating: http://drcate.com/food-rules-a-doctors-guide-to-healthy-eating/ Sugar & Veg Oil Block Fat Burn & Mitochondrial Function, Watch Recorded Sports Nutrition Webinar for ACSM: http://drcate.com/sugar-veg-oil-block-fat-burn-mitochondrial-function-sports-nutrition-webinar-for-acsm/ The post RFR 145: Food Rules, Fat Burning & Mitochondrial Function with Dr Cate Shanahan appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/8/201748 minutes, 47 seconds
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RFR 144: The Wheel of Awareness with Dr Dan Siegel

In Episode 144 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Dr Dan Siegel. Dan is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Centre at UCLA. In today’s show, we discuss interpersonal neurobiology, the wheel of awareness, the integrated brain and so much more. Show Notes Follow Dr Siegel online: http://www.drdansiegel.com The Yes Brain: http://www.drdansiegel.com/books/the_yes_brain/ Mind: http://www.drdansiegel.com/books/mind/ The post RFR 144: The Wheel of Awareness with Dr Dan Siegel appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/1/201742 minutes, 32 seconds
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RFR 143: Biohacking, Fasting & Exogenous Ketones with Dr Anthony Gustin

In Episode 143 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by Chiropractor, health advocate and self-confessed biohacker, Dr Anthony Gustin. In today’s episode we discuss the paleo diet, the ketogenic diet, fasting, biohacking, exogenous ketones and so much more. This is a must listen episode for anyone interested in optimizing their health. Show Notes Follow Dr Gustin online: http://www.dranthonygustin.com Learn more about Perfect Keto & try our Perfect Keto Bulletproof here: https://www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/perfect-keto-bulletproof-coffee/ Research into exogenous ketones: Effects of exogenous ketone supplementation on blood ketone, glucose, triglyceride, and lipoprotein levels in Sprague–Dawley rats: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4743170/ Ketone supplementation decreases tumor cell viability and prolongs survival of mice with metastatic cancer: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24615175  Metabolic effects of exogenous ketone supplementation – an alternative or adjuvant to the ketogenic diet as a cancer therapy?: http://www.fasebj.org/content/30/1_Supplement/1167.2 The post RFR 143: Biohacking, Fasting & Exogenous Ketones with Dr Anthony Gustin appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/25/201738 minutes, 46 seconds
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RFR 142: The Gut Movie with Kale Brock

In Episode 142 of The Real Food Reel we are joined by our very good friend Kale Brock to discuss his soon-to-be released documentary, The Gut Movie. An absolutely fascinating journey that gives real insight into health in the West and what we can learn from our existing hunter-gatherer tribes. Show Notes Watch the trailer and purchase your ticket here: http://kalebrock.com.au/gutmovie/ The post RFR 142: The Gut Movie with Kale Brock appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/18/201741 minutes, 28 seconds
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RFR 141: Morning Routines, the Ketogenic Diet & Neuropsychology with Tony Fahkry

In Episode 141 we are joined by self-empowerment author, expert speaker and coach, Tony Fahkry. Join us as we discuss the benefits of having a morning routine, the ketogenic diet, neuropsychology and how to apply an integrative approach to health and wellness. Show Notes Tony’s website: www.tonyfahkry.com The Work by Byron Katie: http://thework.com/en/do-work The Work App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-work-app/id478610069 The post RFR 141: Morning Routines, the Ketogenic Diet & Neuropsychology with Tony Fahkry appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/11/201735 minutes, 2 seconds
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RFR 140: Paths to Microbiome Disruption & Recovery with Marla Cunningham

In Episode 140 of The Real Food Reel, we are joined by Naturopath Marla Cunningham in today’s episode you will learn about the microbiomes, probiotics, prebiotics and Marla’s position on testing prior to the prescription of a gut health protocol. The post RFR 140: Paths to Microbiome Disruption & Recovery with Marla Cunningham appeared first on The Wellness Couch.