The Holistic Health Podcast

If a professional, polished, well-edited podcast is what you’re after then move along. If however you love unfiltered banter, unedited bloopers and authentic heart sharing then you are in the right place. Each week Nat & Amie will bring you accessible, practical and insightful information on how to upgrade your health, self and environment to truly thrive. Between Amie and Nat there's decades worth of experience in areas such as hormones, thyroid, mold, building biology, gut, natural skin care, and You'll feel like you're having a cuppa' with your gal pals, having some fun and learning a tonne!
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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!


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, which explores a variety of topics related to real food, mindful eating, and pregnancy nutrition.


Website & Social Links:



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:

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.


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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


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


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:

Instagram: @doctor.lewis



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 


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



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


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


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
Jun 1, 2018
  • What is adrenal fatigue /HPA dysregulation?
  • Signs and symptoms of "Adrenal Fatigue"
  • Personal experiences with "Adrenal Fatigue"
  • What causes/contributes to "Adrenal Fatigue"?
  • How to test to see if you have "Adrenal Fatigue"
  • How to talk to your doctor about "Adrenal Fatigue"
  • Dietary strategies to aid healing
  • Lifestyle strategies to aid healing
  • Supplementation/Essential oils


May 18, 2018

Topics Include:


  • What is PMS? 

  • Should we just accept PMS as part of “being a woman?” 

  • What are the causes of PMS? 

  • What dietary changes can we make to help with PMS? 

  • Can exercise help with PMS? If so, which kind? 

  • Supplements to help treat PMS

  • Essential oils for PMS


Apr 17, 2018

Topics include:

  • What does it mean to have a positive body image and what is the body positive movement?
  • Our personal body positive image movement story
  • Strategies you can you use to help boost your body image 
  • Does having a positive body image mean you can’t want to change your physical appearance? 
  • Common barriers to boosting body image and how you can overcome them 
Mar 20, 2018

Topics include:

- Random rant on our favourite personal development resources at the moment
- What is high intensity exercise
- What are the benefits and downsides? 
- How much is enough and how much is too much? 
- Is there anyone who shouldn't do it? 
- If you are going to do a fairly large amount of it (4+ days) what do you need to consider?
- The importance of adequate protein, plus how much is "adequate"?- - The importance of adequate carbohydrates, plus how much is "adequate" 

Mar 6, 2018

In this episode we are joined by Lucy Lichtenstein who is a Sydney-based wellness writer, women’s circle facilitator, yoga teacher and host of the Podcast and the website

She is also a philosophy geek, poet, whole-foodie, nature being, experiencer, ecstatic dancer and mover.

Lucy has spent many years down the path of health and wellness, which naturally progressed into a wondrous journey of heart and consciousness expansion, realising, reconnecting with and remembering who she truly is, and who we truly are as humans and beyond.

Lucy believes in spreading love, health, kindness and inspiration. She now knows that her purpose and path of heart is to share from her experience to serve, support, hold space for and walk alongside others on a simultaneous journey home to the Self. She feels we are here to be in communities, to connect, collaborate, co-create, contribute and to express the innate tribal part of our nature.

Find Lucy at her wellness hub of health information, blogs, podcasts, conscious poetry, life musings, yoga and women’s circle offerings at


Topics Include:

- What is community, what has it meant to us in the past and how do we re-create it in modern society?
- How do we find "our tribe", where do we actually start?
- What the hell is Women's Circle and what are they actually about?
- Resources to inspire your own community journey
- Letting go of old relationships to build new stronger connections

Feb 20, 2018


- What are neurotransmitters?
- How are these neurotransmitters made
- The key neurotransmitters and what they do
- Foods are rich in amino acids
- Other foods that can positively influence mood health
- Foods that can negatively affect mood health and neurotransmitter balance
- What is amino acid therapy? And how do you know if you should try it?
- Are there any risks associated with self experimenting with amino acid therapy?
- Essential Oils for mood health

Jan 30, 2018

Topics Include:

  • What is Acne + types
  • Causes of Acne
  • Foods that can worsen Acne
  • Foods that help heal acne
  • Supplements for treating acne
  • Essential oils for acne and acne prone skin
  • Red light therapy for acne
  • Lifestyle hacks for helping acne


Mary Mom's Dilution Calculator 

Jan 16, 2018

Topics include:

  • What is collagen/gelatin
  • Benefits of collagen including decrease in wrinkles and cellulite, bone health, digestive healing, sleep, hair skin and nail strengthening and weight loss
  • Difference between collagen and gelatin
  • How to incorporate it into your diet
  • Vegetarian sources
  • How to choose a good gelatin/collagen powder
  • Our personal uses of collagen/gelatin


Kate's gut healing gummy recipe

Nats gut healing gummy recipe

Jan 4, 2018

Topics Include

- Lessons we have learnt in 2017

- Looking forward to 2018; personal and business goals

- How to set yourself up for success in 2018

- Special offer on meal planning packages

- Info about Kate's next HA course