In this episode we're discussing all things Period pain. Including:
Dr Sarah Buckley is a New-Zealand trained GP, with training in GP obstetrics. She is the author of the internationally best-selling book Gentle Birth. Gentle Mothering and the scientific report Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing, published with Childbirth Connection (US) in 2015.
Sarah is also mother to four children, all naturally born and raised, now happy and healthy in their teens and twenties.
Sarah’s work supports parents to be well informed, and to listen to their hearts and instincts, and take their rightful place as the real experts in their bodies, babies, and families.
Sarah is currently combines mothering with her work as a writer and lecturer on pregnancy, birth and parenting, and is also a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.
See www.sarahbuckley.com and her Hormonal Physiology report at http://transform.
Topics covered include:
- What happens hormonally through the birthing process and what the role of these hormones are
- What impacts oxytocin during labour or after birth
- What happens to our hormones after giving birth? and how this relate to how women FEEL
- What an ecstatic birth is
- The main ways women can achieve an empowered ecstatic birth
- Helpful resources for Mums to be
The what, why and how to test your iodine levels.
Iodine is an important mineral in thyroid, immune, and hormonal health. It can influence your weight, brain/mood, immune system, risk of certain Cancers, and your fertility.
It's something that is not tested enough in my opinion and today we are chatting all about why to get tested, and how to get tested.
In this episode Nat chats about the most common cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) that she see's in clinic.
Moira Bradfield, the founder of Intimate Ecology clinical and education services, is a Naturopath, Acupuncturist, and educator with over 19 years of clinical experience. She has a passion for helping people experience optimal health in sustainable and sensible ways.
Clinically she has a niche interest in recurrent vaginal infections, optimal vaginal and genitourinary health, hormones and the vaginal microbiome (the bacteria and microbes that reside in the vaginal cavity).
Moira holds a Bachelor of Naturopathy Southern Cross University, a Masters degree in Acupuncture from Southern Cross University, and is a Ph.D. Candidate at Griffith University, Australia: her clinical trial is focussing on an intervention to reduce the incidence of Recurrent Vulvovaginal Candidiasis.
In addition to her role as a Naturopath in private clinical practice, Moira has lectured in Naturopathy, biosciences, and nutrition both overseas and in Australia.
You can find out more about Moira and her services at
Clinical Trial Information: https://healthcheck.griffith.edu.au/seeking-participants-for-recurring-vulvovaginal-candidiasis-thrush-trial/
Jin is an osteopath & psychosomatic therapist based in Wanaka New Zealand. She is the founder of the MetaMed clinics in Wanaka and Queenstown- holistic and integrative osteopathy and chiropractic clinics.
Jin is obsessed with the mind-body connection and how your physical body is a manifestation of your emotional state. She believes that many people can return to or remain in a state of health, wellness and fulfillment when they learn to become more aware and listen to their bodies.
She also hosts The Art Of Listening To Your Body Podcasts. She loves to dig deep, speak about the unspoken , and help people process unresolved emotions that hold them back from living the life they truly want. Jin works with people with complex physical and emotional conditions in a 1:1 online setting as well as runs an online group training program for practitioners called Emotional Body Training- to help empower more practitioners with the knowledge of how to read the body and understand where emotions get stuck in the body, how to trigger emotional release, as well as learning to hold space for clients when the release happens.
She’s also a business coach to health and wellness practitioners that want to build sustainable and fulfilling businesses that truly make a difference to people’s lives.
Jin is mum to a 5 year old violet who was born at home by lotus birth, supported by her wonderful partner. She sees motherhood as an amazing transition time that can birth not only a baby but incredible ideas. In the early days of Violet’s life Jin created her business ideas, actioned them and created the life she dreamed of
Find Jin at:
Today in this solo episode Nat speaks about the relationship between your thyroid and estrogen, how to test it, and what to do about it.
Dr Natasha Andreadis, more commonly known as Dr Tash.
She is a qualified and experienced gynaecologist, fertility and hormone specialist. Dr Tash is also a Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility (CREI) sub-specialist, making her uniquely qualified to manage infertility and hormonal issues.
She believes in a holistic and integrative approach to health and has a particular interest in the impact of nutrition, lifestyle and environment on reproductive health. She wants people to lead healthy lives and have healthy babies.
In 2000, Dr Tash graduated from Medicine at the University of NSW. After many years of further study and practice, she became a fellow of the Royal Australian New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG). Before that, she underwent generalist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney.
In 2008, Dr Tash won the RANZCOG award for the highest mark in the Oral MRANZCOG exam. In her final year of subspecialty training, she was a research fellow at Oxford, United Kingdom and Utrecht, the Netherlands.
She is committed to sharing her knowledge and enjoys teaching as a clinical lecturer at the University of Sydney Central Medical School.
She is the host of the women’s health podcast, The Fanny Mechanic and runs a monthly Dr Tash Book Club. She also loves to give her patients a look at the latest evidence with her informative and entertaining video blogs.
Dr Tash loves running and working with female athletes and coaches on menstrual cycle education. She has worked with FitBit and ModiBodi, consulting on women’s health.
Her current research interest is in Music Therapy and its role in managing stress and anxiety related to gynaecological and fertility treatments.
You can find Dr Tash below:
Facebook group: The Fanny Mechanic Podcast Group
Book Club: Dr Tash Book Club
- What markers constitute PROPER thyroid testing
- How to have a conversation with your doctor about getting these done
- What do do if your medical practitioner will not agree to order these for you
- Proper timing and context when it comes to thyroid testing
- Important considerations if you are measuring your thyroid hormone levels privately
Our guests Bio:
A divorce, divorce recovery and co-parenting coach, Sallyanne works with clients either in the midst of divorce or transitioning to single life afterwards. She is passionate about changing the culture and experience of divorce, empowering women to create a life where they are happy, secure, confident and clear about their direction.
Your guide & cheerleader, she offers you a fully supported journey through your divorce and beyond. Objective emotional support, practical guidance and strategies, (from someone who’s been there ahead of you and coached many others through the process) in all the non-legal aspects, enabling you to overcome the overwhelm, make clear decisions and create the best possible outcome for yourself, your children and even your ex-partner.
She helps you minimise the cost of your divorce: less time, less exhaustion, less stress, less conflict, less pain, less money wasted.
You are guided to reclaim your personal power, define and step into the life you most want for yourself, take control of your career, finances, parenting & co- parenting, health and well-being - and with grace and joy, fly beautifully solo.
You can find Sallyanne at:
Today's episode is all about understanding the THREE main causes of an underactive thyroid. Often these are thyroid issues that are under diagnosed, miss diagnosed or dismissed.
This is a quick but important update to The Holistic Nutritionists Podcast community where Nat is sharing some info about "where to" from here and how you can stay involved.
In this episode, Nat's Mum joins Nat on the podcast to discuss her experience in supporting her daughter (Nat) through Anorexia. She gives us an insight into how she felt, the struggles she had had, what she felt worked for her, and lots more!
If you need support around any type of eating disorder, a great source of support is The Butterfly Foundation.
Our Guest: Amie Skilton
Former functional medicine practitioner of 18 years, Amie Skilton’s view of root cause medicine was forever altered as a result of an environmentally acquired illness.
In 2017, after developing CIRS herself, she discovered the world of building biology and the various ways in which the built environment has a profound impact on human health. She realized her naturopathic, nutritional and herbal toolkit were only as useful as her environment was healthy.
She’s now on a mission to raise awareness in the public arena, and educate practitioners, on a commonly overlooked but monumentally significant influence on health and wellbeing.
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Our guest Kate Caddle:
Kate believes that every woman deserves to be empowered and that the container of conception and pregnancy is the perfect conduit for that awakening.
She is an award-winning intuitive life coach, speaker, and writer, as well as a mama and wife.
Through her online space, coaching sessions, luna circles, The Awakened Pregnancy Podcast and sold-out workshops and speaking events, Kate helps women to see that they can embark on their journey to motherhood without fear, and instead see it as a time to truly connect to who they are and awaken the gifts within.
Kate has 12 years experience helping women feel incredible in their own skin and 5 years of experience as a working life coach. She’s actively been a part of the transformation of thousands of lives.
She’s an advocate for self-care, living gently and getting super comfortable in your own skin.
If she’s not connecting and supporting, you’ll find her exploring with her husband Michael and son Flynn.
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Dr. Ken McGrath is the Clinical Liaison Manager with Microba. He obtained his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Pathology from the University of Queensland, and has a research background in microbial genomics, including human microbiomes and metagenomic analysis. Ken was the manager of a DNA sequencing laboratory 10 years prior to joining Microba, and is a member of several international microbiome research projects, including global pathogen detection and monitoring. Ken is now helping Microba bring the latest gut microbiome technology to healthcare practitioners and educate and inform them of how the information can benefit their patient management.
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About Our Guest:
Dr Pribyl is the Senior Scientist and Research Officer with biotech company Microba, a leader in the analysis of the gut microbiome. She has expertise in human microbiome research, microbiology, and stress physiology in fish. She also has a passion for science communication to support science-informed decision making. Dr Pribyl received her Ph.D. in Fisheries Science in 2010 from Oregon State University, was a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, and was a CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellow before moving to Australia in 2015 where she started working at the Australian Centre for Ecogenomics at the University of Queensland in the area of the human microbiome. She has presented at many conferences and seminars to science and laymen audiences.
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