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The Holistic Nutritionists Podcast

If a professional, polished, well-edited podcast is what you’re after then we are not for you! But if you love unfiltered banter, unedited bloopers and authentic heart sharing then we are your ladies. Oh, we also have the most practical tips on holistic health care too 😉 We are always taking podcast questions and topic suggestions so please send them to us at podcast@nataliekdouglas.com.
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Jul 1, 2019

Topics Include:

This week was a Q&A episode and you guys asked some great questions. Include:

  • What are the top things you find recommending most to clients?
  • What kind of diet and exercise program do you two follow yourselves and why?
  • Can you talk about your views on weight loss as people who are body love advocates?
  • How dangerous is it  to get pregnant when your thyroid is under active?

 

Jun 14, 2019

Topics include:

  • Best tips for managing Rosacea
  • What to do if you think you're burnt out ("Adrenal Fatigue")
  • Nat's Thyroid Program - an option for those of you with "adrenal fatigue" too!
  • Is there such a thing as too much fibre
  • Restoring gut health post antibiotics
  • Long cycles: what do they mean?
  • Best tips for staying sane post partum

Resources:

Kate's post on Lunaception 

 

 

Jun 11, 2019

Guest Interview: Nina Powell

Nina is a guide for high performing women to access their full sexual potential, for fulfillment and deep connection in relationships, and using the erotic for power, magnetism and creativity and business.

Her work is rooted in her long term tantric meditation practice, and she is trained in psychology, somatic experiencing somatic sex education and coaching, and holistic pelvic care.

Where to find her:

https://www.ninapowell.org/

 

What we chatted about:

  • What Nina does and how she got into it
  • The importance of orgasms in sexual intimacy
  • Is it normal for women to not be able to orgasm (every time, or not at all), and if not normal, what can be done about this?
  • Top tips on improving the sexual experience and orgasm
  • Thoughts on masturbation? Where can you buy cheap batteries?
  • Thoughts on toys? Do we need to go full “50 shades of grey” or are their other, less intense options
  • My (Kate) libido disappeared since pregnancy and birth (18mths ago). Advice, please!
  • Thought on postpartum sex, loss of libido, lack of confidence, mind over matter with pain?
  • Can people be sexually incompatible on a physical/chemical level?
  • Sex during breastfeeding and why am I so dry? And just don’t want it!
  • Can all women have vaginal orgasms with penetration only? (I think we previously had a question around the difference between clitoral and vaginal orgasms, and if vaginal orgasms were actually a thing)
  • If someone has experienced trauma (either from birth or sexual trauma in the past), where should they start on the road to recovery (physical, mental and emotional)
  • What does a session with Nina look like and what does she actually do in a session?
  • Nina's upcoming retreats and programs for women
  • Where you can find Nina
May 28, 2019

Q&A Episode:

  • Tips for dealing with peri menopause and night sweats
  • Ideas for eating more organ meats in pregnancy and pate safety in pregnancy
  • Healing HA and exercise appropriateness
  • What you can do if your doctor refuses to test your thyroid properly
  • The impact of thyroid issues in pregnancy/fertility
  • What foods need to be eliminated in Hashimoto’s
  • Why you still have gut symptoms even with a negative stool test
  • SIBO treatment and testing (for those of you with IBS)
  • Thoughts on the low FODMAP diet
  • Thoughts on the low FODMAP diet 
  • Microwaves safety

LINKS:

May 17, 2019

Topics include:

- Nat's (not so) secret childhood fantasy

- Losing weight with an Underactive Thyroid

- Low carb and weight loss in hypothyroidism

- Reversing metabolic damage

- Visualisations and mindset to heal

- The greatest food combo ever

Apr 24, 2019

Alexx Stuart is the author of “Low Tox Life” and the founder of the thriving online education hub by the same name, made up of several e-courses, a podcast (one of the highest ranked in the health category in Australia), recipes, articles and community action resources for an ever-growing community of people wanting to be healthier and make our planet happier. She’s an educator, change agent, author, columnist, speaker, and consultant at the forefront of a movement that’s non-judgmental and tough on the system that got us here.

SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM ALEXX’S JOURNEY SO FAR

  • Low Tox Life, the book, debuted in the TOP 5 in Booktopia rankings
  • No1 “New and Noteworthy” podcast for iTunes Australia
  • Best selling USA amazon.com author “Real Treats”
  • Ranked Top 20 in gluten-free desserts for 3 years
  • Voted by Prevention Magazine Australia No1 in their top 10 Wellness Oriented Instagram accounts, 2013
  • TEDx speaker 2016 “Shaping the world with our shopping basket”

Podcast Topics:

  • What does it mean to live a Low Tox life
  • Alexx's journey into Low Tox living
  • The best Low Tox cookware
  • The dangers of Teflon
  • Low Tox living in the bedroom and switches you need to make ASAP
  • Avoiding mold and getting rid of it safely 
  • Flame retardants and what you need to know
  • Thoughts on injectables/botox
  • All about Alexx's amazing programs and book

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Social & Website Links

https://www.lowtoxlife.com/ - Find all of Alexx’s courses, links to her book and more here

https://instagram.com/lowtoxlife

https://www.facebook.com/lowtoxlife/

https://feeds.feedburner.com/AlexxStuart



Mar 25, 2019

Topics Include:

  • Kate's first oil she used this morning
  • Kate's motivation to start using essential oils
  • doTerra business and what Kate loves about this company and opportunity (including sharing her own blocks!)
  • Her most incredible personal experience with the oils (this ones a goodie!)
  • The best feedback she has received from using the oils and how they continue to blow her mind
  • Top 3 oils for kids including how to dilute them appropriately 
  • Some oils to avoid using in children
  • Best oils for all things lady garden and practical tips
  • Essential oil ingestion thoughts and tips
  • A typical essential oil day for Kate
  • Details and dates for her upcoming NZ/AUS oily tour (follow her on FB and insta for ongoing up to date details)
 
 
Mar 12, 2019

Blake Worrall Thompson is one of the most sought after Performance and lifestyle coaches in the country. He has owned and operated a number of fitness training businesses with his most successful creation being the ‘6w2s’ programs – 6 weeks to sexy & 6 weeks to shredded). However after years in the fitness industry Blake has shifted gears slightly and is now known more for his ability to transform lives through his incredible mindset coaching.

Blake is dedicated to helping people break through the barriers that are holding them back from having it all.

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Podcast Topics:

  • What the fitness industry is missing when it comes to changing lives
  • What so many people are doing wrong when it comes to personal development
  • The power of integrating and embodying what you already know
  • Why willpower doesn't work and what to do instead
  • Exploring overcoming addictions 
  • Blake's favourite tools for behaviour change and getting "unstuck"
  • Curiosity versus reactivity when it comes to triggers 
  • Lengthening the gap between stimulus and response aka the "freedom gap"
  • The power of mindset in healing your physical body
  • The magic of holding space 
  • SO MUCH MORE FREAKIN AMAZING STUFF!!

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Social & Website Links

 

WEBSITE- https://www.blakeworrallthompson.com

INSTAGRAM- https://www.instagram.com/blakeworrallthompson/

FACEBOOK- https://www.facebook.com/blake.worrallthompson


Mar 3, 2019

Meet Gav:

Gavin Lang is a mountain guide, and his passion is helping people achieve their mountaineering objectives, one important step at a time. He has been guiding in the Southern Alps of New Zealand since 2004 and he incorporate coaching and self-development skills into his programme to ensure maximum fulfillment.

He helps his clients achieve their very best potential physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually whilst adventuring in some of the wildest terrain on the planet.  Through daily challenges and debriefs, he facilitate growth not normally encountered on a standard mountaineering experience, ensuring you fully enjoy the process.

Ultimately, you will walk away with new skills and perspectives to help balance your life on and off the mountain.

Gav is also husband to Jin, father to Violet and lives in the beautiful town of Wanaka on the South Island of New Zealand. He loves to eat wholesome organic food, and practices mindfulness through Meditation and Yoga.

He has worked as a Travel Agent in Ireland, qualified as a Cave Leader in Belgium, gained a Diploma with distinction in Dutch, toured in Europe and the US as a Drummer, gained an Advanced Cert. in Outdoor Recreation Leadership and mountain guiding qualifications in NZ and certified as a Psychosomatic Therapist in Australia. He feels blessed to combine his business of Photography with his adventures.

Each of these varied interests has added tremendous colour and experience to his life and motivated him to establish his own guiding operation to share this knowledge.

Life is most definitely a crazy adventure to be lived.

Where to find Gav:

website: https://firstlightguiding.com/about/ 

instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gavinlangphotography/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FirstLightGuiding/ 

Topics Include:

  • What did you eat for breakfast
  • How Gavin got into what he is doing now
  • What is wilderness therapy, why it's important, and how to incorporate it into every day life
  • What's so special about going WAYYYY out into the wilderness for our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing
  • Gavin's incredible course - Self Mastery Through Mountaineering
  • What a typical day looks like on a mountaineering tour
  • Super special offer for our listeners (only 4 spaces left!)
Feb 19, 2019

Topics Include:

In this episode we answer a bunch of super common listener questions around thyroid health and thyroid healing. We dive into questions around:

  • Why thyroid issues come on after pregnancy
  • What can help boost thyroid function and how thyroid function relates to absent periods
  • Whether the medical medium is right that all thyroid disease is caused by Epstein Barr Virus (EBV)
  • Celery juice and whether it is really good for your thyroid
  • How to find out if you have EBV and how to approach treatment
  • Thoughts on Ray Peat's advice about sugar and thyroid health
  • Foods you should include and avoid with an underactive thyroid
  • Migraines and thyroid health
  • Food intolerances 
  • Underactive thyroids in males

Plus don't forget to sign up for Nat's upcoming Thyroid Rescue 12-Week Program launch webinar. It's free! Head on over to nataliekdouglas.com/thyroid-rescue to get on the list

Feb 12, 2019

 

Jeff Chilton has been in the mushroom industry since 1973. He has been heavily involved in both the study of mushrooms and their farming. He is a founding member of the World Society for Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products and a member of the International Society for Mushroom Science. Jeff co-authored the highly acclaimed book, The Mushroom Cultivator, which was published in 1983.

Then in 1989 he started Nammex, a business that introduced medicinal mushrooms to

the US nutritional supplement industry. He traveled extensively in China during the 1990’s, attending conferences and visiting research facilities and mushroom farms. In 1997 he organized the first organic mushroom production seminar in China.

Jeff’s company, Nammex was the first to offer a complete line of Certified Organic mushroom extracts to the US nutritional supplement industry. Nammex extracts are used by many supplement companies and are noted for their high quality, based on scientific analysis of the active compounds.


Topics include: 

  • What medicinal mushrooms are and how they are different to button mushrooms from the grocer
  • What mushrooms actually are and how they grow
  • Growing medicinal mushrooms at home
  • The main active ingredients in mushrooms producing their benefit
  • Why its important to know what your buying
  • The secret lingo of the mushroom supplement industry and how not to get caught buying an inactive product
  • Debunking concerns around mushrooms sourced from China
  • The importance of testing mushrooms for contaminants 
  • The health benefits and uses of some of Jeff's favourite mushies
  • LOADS more 

 

Social & Website Links

All information about Jeff’s company, and links to further information including other podcasts Jeff has generously donated his time to can be found at http://www.nammex.com

 

Feb 4, 2019

Topics Include:

This podcast is dedicated to answering all your thyroid questions. We touched on areas such as:

  • Identifying an underactive thyroid and how to test it properly
  • Improving thyroid function despite having Hashimoto's and being on medication
  • Fertility, pregnancy and thyroid health
  • Foods that hurt and heal your thyroid
  • What are the top triggers and root causes of thyroid issues
  • Thoughts on thyroid medications 
  • Nat's epic upcoming Thyroid Rescue Program to take you from tired and confused to thriving and confident 

LINKS

Sign up to hear more about Thyroid Rescue
Kate's Essential Oils Tour
Body Temp Tracking 

 

 

Jan 21, 2019

Topics include:

  • Functional Medicine Vs. Ayurveda and how and why Stephen uses both
  • What the Ayurvedic Tridoshas and doshas are, aka your natural "body type" and why its important to know
  • The benefits of functional testing and why its worth the investment
  • Keto for women and why it fails long term
  • How stress hormones affect weight loss efforts
  • Intermittent fasting for women and finding the sweet spot
  • Where to start when you feel overwhelmed 
  • Is a plant based diet the way to go?
  • How much animal protein we should be eating
  • Why starting the day with a smoothie can benefit your whole system 
  • Stephens book The Rain Barrel Effect
  • How to learn more about and from this brilliant practitioner
  • Special offer for online consultation with Nat 
  • SO MUCH MORE!

Links:

PODCAST- https://stephencabral.com

WEBSITE- https://stephencabral.com/podcasts/

INSTAGRAM- https://www.instagram.com/stephencabral/

FACEBOOK- https://www.facebook.com/drstephencabral

BOOK: The Rain Barrel Effect

INTEGRATIVE HEALTH PRACTITIONER PROGRAM: https://integrative-health-practitioner.teachable.com

 



Jan 8, 2019

Topics include:

- The challenges and power of growth

- Dropping what you know and being willing to change/explore

- Ditching people pleasing

- Rewriting your money story 

- The power of who you spend time with

- Re-establishing community and connection 

- Our personal goals for 2019

- Struggles with reintroducing exercise after HA 

- We share our exercise stories 

- Kate's essential oil road trip and how to connect with her

- Nat's Thyroid Rescue Program coming soon

- Working with us 1-1

- A special offer for our podcast listeners from Nat at the end

 

Resources/links:

- Contact kate at kate@theholisticnutritionistspodcast.com to connect with her on her essential oil roadtrip or to book a consult

- Watch Nat's FREE video on the 6 step process she uses to heal people's thyroids

- Get on the waiting list for Thyroid Rescue

- Book in an appointment to work with Nat 1-1

Nov 22, 2018

Topics Include:

  • Why low tox living is important
  • What we use for personal care and hygiene
  • What we use to clean our house
  • What we use for laundry 
  • Kids and toxins
  • Kates low tox paint
  • Plenty of banter!

Resources:

Nov 4, 2018

Topics Include:

  • Gestational Diabetes- what is it and why is it an issue for mum and bub?
  • Glucose Tolerance Test- is it necessary and what are the other options?
  • Dietary management of gestational diabetes using a real foods and evidence based approach
  • Changing health policy and influencing current schools of thought on lower carb eating for pregnancy
  • Prenatal nutriton and when to start eating for pregnancy 
  • Key nutrients that women should be mindful of when preparing for pregnancy and where they can be found
  • Choline- the underrated nutrient for healthy pregnancy
  • Prenatal supplements
  • Lily's "superfoods" for pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • The appropriateness of vegetarian and vegan diets for pregnancy- what the research says and Lily's clinical experience
  • SO much more!!


About our beautiful guest Lily Nichols:


 

Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition and exercise. Drawing from the current scientific literature and the wisdom of traditional cultures, her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and sensible. Her bestselling book, Real Food for Gestational Diabetes (and online course of the same name), presents a revolutionary nutrient-dense, lower carb diet for managing gestational diabetes. Her unique approach has not only helped tens of thousands of women manage their gestational diabetes (most without the need for blood sugar-lowering medication), but has also influenced nutrition policies internationally.

 

Lily’s second book, Real Food for Pregnancy, is an evidence-based look at the gap between conventional prenatal nutrition guidelines and what’s optimal for mother and baby. With over 930 citations, this is the most comprehensive text on prenatal nutrition to date.

 

Lily is also creator of the popular blog lilynicholsrdn.com, which explores a variety of topics related to real food, mindful eating, and pregnancy nutrition.

 

Website & Social Links:

http://realfoodforpregnancy.com/

https://realfoodforgd.com

https://lilynicholsrdn.com

https://www.instagram.com/lilynicholsrdn/?hl=en

https://www.facebook.com/PilatesNutritionist

https://twitter.com/LilyNicholsRDN

https://www.pinterest.com.au/lilynichols/


 

Oct 25, 2018

Guest Interview:


James Swanwick


James is an Australian-American investor, entrepreneur, speaker, former SportsCenter anchor on ESPN, host of The James Swanwick Show podcast and the author of The 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge. Forbes listed James as one of 25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch.

James is the co founder of Swanwick Sleep which we are going to learn much more in this weeks podcast.

You can find James at:

https://www.swanwicksleep.com/

https://www.facebook.com/swanwicksleep/

https://twitter.com/SwanwickSleep

https://www.pinterest.ph/swanwicksleep/

https://www.instagram.com/swanwicksleep/

https://www.30daynoalcoholchallenge.com/

https://www.47dayhabithackerprogram.com/


Topics Include:

  • James' journey into hacking his sleep
  • How light affects your sleep/wake cycle
  • What blue light is, when we want to block it and when we don't
  • The main sources of blue light in our environment 
  • What blue light blockers are and why they are not all created equal
  • What to look for when purchasing a pair of blue light blockers
  • The difference between orange and clear blue light blockers- when and why to use both
  • What makes Swannies (Swanwick Blue Light Blockers) different
  • Best time of day to put your blue light blockers on
  • Other ways to hack your sleep including temperature, eye masks, and noise cancellation
  • Alcohol and your health 
  • James' very successful 30 day no alcohol challenge and his personal journey to reducing his intake
  • Health benefits of removing alcohol and dealing with the "haters"
  • The importance of gratitude and why James' chooses to practise this daily and his specific tip on making it even more effective
  • James' 3 tips for living your best life 
  • A special offer for you guys to WIN a pair of Swannies valued at over $115AU including shipping.
  • SO MUCH MORE!


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1. Go to the iTunes store and search for "The Holistic Nutritionist Podcast"

2. Leave a rating and review BEFORE November 16th 2018

**Note: Previous ratings and reviews will automatically enter the draw to win**

Oct 13, 2018

Topics Include:

  • What intermittent fasting (IF) is
  • What happens when you fast
  • The benefits and drawbacks of IF
  • The lack of research on IF for healthy women and why this is important
  • IF and your female hormones
  • What can happen to your cycle in IF
  • How does IF affect your thyroid and should you fast if you have Hashimoto's or an underactive thyroid?
  • Best fasting regime for someone wanting to give it a go
  • Breaking your fast; how important is what you eat first
  • LOTS MORE!

 

Sep 29, 2018

Topics Include:

  • What is a ketogenic diet?
  • The benefits of a ketogenic diet and who it is most suited to
  • Why keto diets don't work for a lot of females of menstruating age
  • Keto & your menstrual cycle 
  • Is a keto diet bad for your thyroid?
  • The signs that keto is NOT working for you
  • Is there an “in between” when it comes to the keto diet?
  • Tips for transitioning from a keto diet to a more moderate carb diet
  • Is keto bad for your gut health? 



Sep 12, 2018

Topics Include:

  • The difference between a conventional dentist and a holistic dentist
  • Visiting the dentist- when and why
  • Dentists role in sleep quality
  • Mouth breathing and the influence on sleep quality and overall health
  • Strategies to address mouth breathing and improve sleep quality
  • Oral health & hormonal health link
  • Mercury fillings & getting them removed
  • Flossing, oil pulling, tongue scraping and charcoal teeth whitening- whats fact and whats fiction
  • Apple Cider Vinegar and your teeth
  • Foods for optimal oral health
  • Choosing the right toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Lewis's morning routine and favourite daily health habits


Our guest: Dr Lewis Ehrlich

Bio:

Lewis is a holistic dentist at Sydney Holistic Dental Centre. With a background in professional soccer and his passion for holistic health, Lewis focuses on the link between oral health and general overall health. His mission is to educate people to take control of their own health and prevent oral health disease and in-turn overall health diseases.


Before studying dentistry, he completed a Bachelor of Science at North eastern University in Boston,  after receiving a soccer scholarship where he played for 2 years. He then moved to Iceland where he played professional soccer.

Lewis is passionate about the many links between oral and general health. He is a qualified fitness instructor and has graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York, with a qualification in Holistic Health Coaching. He is also a member of the Australasian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine (ACNEM), the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Orthodontics.

Where to find Lewis:

Website: www.drlewis.com.au
Instagram: @doctor.lewis
Facebook: www.facebook.com/drlewisehrlich/
Podcast: www.drlewis.com.au/podcast-1/

 

 

Aug 16, 2018

Topics Include:

- Main nutritional goals post pregnancy
- Do women still need to be eating “extra”, if so, how much?
- Important nutrients and specific foods for post pregnancy
- Food prep strategies for new mums
- Meal frequency post pregnancy
- Thoughts on low carb post pregnancy
- Advice and experience on the pressure to "losing baby weight"
- Kate's experience with post natal depression
- Supplements and essential oils post pregnancy 

Resources:

Kate's blog on post natal depression



Jul 30, 2018

Topics Include:

 

- What is Hashimoto’s?

- How can you get tested properly

- Clinical signs/symptoms of Hashimoto's

- Dietary approaches to decreasing thyroid antibodies

- Supplements to help reduce thyroid antibodies and promote thyroid function 

- Important lifestyle tweaks

- What happens if none of that works? What else can be at play?

- Brief summary about Nat’s Thyroid Rescue program coming soon

 

Resources:

Ordering the right tests (Nat's blog post)

All about the thyroid (Kate's blog post)

Alex Stuart Low Tox Life 

 

 



Jul 17, 2018

Topics Include:

  • What is epilepsy and how common is it in children?
  • Sonya's personal experience with having a child with epilepsy
  • The biggest challenges children and parents of children with epilepsy face
  • Dietary strategies in management of epilepsy in children
  • Supplementation and the role it can have in management
  • Lifestyle tips and tricks
  • Advice for parents starting out in incorporating holistic management strategies 
  • How and where Sonya practices
  • Sonya's tips for leading a happy and healthy life as a Mum of 2 school aged children

Resources:

Sonya Reynolds is a Nutritionist, with over 10 years industry experience. Sonya specialises children’s nutrition and has an abundance of experience working with children with special needs. This passion was born from her own personal experience with her beautiful daughter which you can hear more about in the podcast. Sonya currently practise online via Skype and in person at Studio-You clinicin Birchgrove which is in Sydney’s Inner West.

You can find Sonya here.

Jul 10, 2018

Topics include:

  • Why preconception care is so important
  • When to start preconception preparation
  • Dietary considerations
  • Lifestyle considerations
  • Supplement recommendations
  • Great resources for preconception care - Nourishing Traditions, Chris Kresser, Christa Orechhio, consultations with us! Continuum concept, Deep Nutrition …..detox

Resources:

Kate's pregnancy blog posts (1, 2, 3, 4)
Nat's Thyroid Post
Nourishing Traditions 
Deep Nutrition 
Continuum Concept
Chris Kresser's Healthy Baby Code 

Jun 23, 2018

Topics Include:

 

  • Random/unplanned rant about food intolerance testing and food intolerances
  • When to be concerned about hair loss.
  • Causes of hair loss
  • Personal experiences with hair loss
  • Diet strategies to combat hair loss
  • Lifestyle strategies
  • Supplementation & essential oils for hair loss
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