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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Dec 29, 2020

Join us to reflect on important lessons of 2020, what my personal intentions are for 2021 which you might resonate with too + some exciting ways to work together in 2021.


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Dec 22, 2020
Our Guest:

Jessie Brebner
Jessie Brebner of Fertility Charting is a passionate advocate for 
Fertility Awareness as a gateway to improved health, body literacy and reproductive empowerment. She is a certified Symptothermal Method Instructor for both natural birth control, natural conception and health tracking. She is also the creator of Fertility Charting Journals. Jessie is passionate about the power of social media for communicating menstrual cycle health concepts. She also regularly blogs on menstrual cycles, fertility charting, journaling, natural contraception/conception and more.
You can find Jessie and her offerings below: 
We cover:
- What the fertility awareness method is + different types
- What is involved in tracking your cycle for contraceptive purposes
- Body temp tracking
- Mucus pattern tracking
- Tracking irregular cycles
- The pitfalls of prediction in period tracking apps
- The fertile window and so.much.more!
Dec 15, 2020

Our guest:

Brett O'Brien. Brett has practiced as a qualified Naturopath for almost twenty years and is still excited by the possibilities this career can offer. The constant that he is always most fascinated by is the human interaction. Brett has always embraced a desire to engage with others. The human capacity to communicate, connect and support each other can be extremely fulfilling work.

After graduating Brett soon found himself adrift with possibilities within the scope of naturopathy. For many years he went from one option to the next – working in integrative health in a fledgling menopause clinic using bio-identical hormones (one of the first in the country), selling probiotics to a pharmacy industry, worked in health food stores, pharmacies, nutritional sales, medical centres and finally to a concept clinic that aims to rediscover the art of naturopathy – to support the innate self.

Brett believes that the role of the naturopath is to provide a managed re-connection with this innate capacity. He says our role is really to identify and remove the roadblocks that inhibit the body from what it already knows. Our tools of the trade then provide a means of traction and momentum.

Trying to understanding the human experience is so very complex, but Brett believes he closer to understanding it through the philosophy of Naturopathy than any other health profession. He loves the fact that the body intrinsically understands what it feels like to be perfect, and its aim to return is based in hope, confidence, possibility and self-sustainability.

Brett established Core Naturopathics in 2010 with a focus on returning to the philosophy of the past, but with a very modern application. It is what he believes naturopathy can be as a modern, scientific and results based clinic that supports people’s capacity to heal and thrive. It also represents his vision to engage with others, experience the human condition and trail blaze through this new age of wellness.

Find Brett below:


In this episode we chat about the many benefits, applications and nuances of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

Dec 8, 2020

Attention my active exercise lovers!

Ever wondered how the heck to eat to support your training, your hormones and your health as a female?

This episode was so much fun. I love this woman and she's arguably one of the most sought after speakers on naturopathic sports nutrition in our industry, and for good reason.

This episode is for you If you've ever wondered..

- If there is a difference between how women should fuel for training versus men

- How we should or can adapt our training and nutrition with our cycle and why

- If exercising on an empty stomach is good or bad

- If having coffee pre-workout is an ideal strategy or a no bueno - If you should be fuelling with carbs or fats in endurance training

- How soon after training you REALLY need to eat

- If intermittent fasting it a good idea for active females


Our guest: Kira Sutherland


Kira Sutherland | FX Medicine

Kira Sutherland is an Australian Naturopath and Sports Nutritionist with more than 20 years in clinical practice. She is the 2019 winner of the BioCeuticals Integrative Medicine Award for Excellence in clinical practice (Nutrition/Dietetics) and is the current performance nutritionist for the Sydney Marathon and running festival.

Kira divides her time between clients, lecturing at the undergraduate level, and mentoring practitioners of complementary medicine in the application of holistic sports nutrition. As a lifelong athlete, participating in multiple endurance sports, Kira is able to provide an integrated understanding and approach using her firsthand practical sports experience and academic and clinical background.

Known for her vibrant, straight forward teaching style, Kira’s focus is to empower and educate at a level where information can become intrinsic knowledge.

You can find Kira at: 


Nov 24, 2020

Our Guest: Dr. Tracy Chandler

BSc(HONS); MBChB; FRNZCGP; FNZSCM, PGDipSEM, Cert Dermoscopy, Cert Homeopathy, FACNEM, ACNEM, Fellowship Examiner, AIMA Member.

Dr Tracy Chandler

Tracy was born in Canada and grew up and trained in England. She is married to her soulmate Grant and they have seven children. Tracy completed a Biochemistry degree and then her primary medical training in England. This gave her a more in-depth knowledge of the human body than most Doctors are required to know. She then worked as a GP before doing further post-graduate training in Sports and Integrative (Wellness) Medicine and Nutrition. Her decision to specialise in Integrative Medicine partly evolved through her increasing awareness of the impact of nutrition and environment on her own personal and her patients health and well-being. Whilst working and raising her family she became unwell and experienced the frustration of conventional medicine not being able to provide a solution for her healing. It was then she discovered the power of Integrative (Functional) Medicine. This combines the best of conventional and complementary medicine and biochemistry to treat the root cause of poor health. With her own health experience and being a (recovering) ‘perfectionist’ Tracy takes your health very personally!

Topics covered

  • How to conduct self-breast checks
  • What options are available for breast screening
  • How our breast tissue changes throughout the month and at different stages of life and how this impacts screening
  • Common myths and misconceptions when it comes to Breast Cancer risk
  • So much more!

Find Tracy below:

Nov 3, 2020

Our guest:

Meet Dawn Whitten:

Dawn Whitten is a Naturopath and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is passionate about protecting and nurturing the microbiome of the next generation and has a broad-base of clinical experience with a focus on women’s health through pregnancy and beyond, and infant and toddler health. She has been in clinical practice for 17 years.

Dawn has a particular passion for improving practitioner knowledge in the area of lactation, maternal and infant health. She regularly presents at both National and International Conferences and Online Events. Many of her online lectures can be accessed from the Probiotic Advisor where she covers topics like Introducing Complementary Foods to InfantsThe Breastmilk Microbiome and Glycobiome and Infantile “Colic” and “Reflux” Unpacked.

Dawn regularly publishes papers in the peer-reviewed literature and has contributed to clinical textbooks (Including the Breastfeeding chapter in the recently published Hechtman L Ed, 2020, Advanced Clinical Naturopathic Medicine2020, Elsevier). She coordinates two units within the Evidence-based Complementary Medicine Program in the College of Health & Medicine at the University of Tasmania (Hobart, Australia). She is also coordinates her clinic’s internship program and regularly mentors in her areas of expertise. She is part of the Probiotic Advisor Team - an online platform providing evidence based information about probiotics and microbiome-related topics.

Dawn has three daughters spanning 7yrs to 26yrs who continue to contribute to her learning.

Dawn practices at Goulds Natural Medicine in Hobart Tasmania a 130+ year old apothecary with associated clinic and herb farm.

Find Dawn below:


Topics on todays show include:
- Risks of introducing solid foods too early
- Common allergens like peanuts and when or how to introduce these
- Breastfeeding while introducing foods
- Common problems parents run into when introducing foods
- What to do if babies show signs of digestive upset or changes in bowel motions when introducing foods
- Thoughts on introducing dairy
- Baby led weaning
- Common myths busted

Oct 20, 2020

In this episode we're discussing all things Period pain. Including:

  • What your period should feel like
  • Regular period pain versus something more complex or serious
  • The cause of period pain
  • Food changes to help relieve period pain
  • Supplements for period pain relief
  • Lifestyle and other remedies to provide relief and create more easeful periods
Oct 13, 2020

Our guest:

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 and her Hormonal Physiology report at

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

Oct 7, 2020

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.

Sep 29, 2020

Our guest:

Sonya is a passionate and down-to-earth Nutritionist and Life Coach with over 14 years industry experience. During this time in the natural health industry, Sonya has held numerous roles including training, presenting, and writing for both the general public and Practitioners.

Sonya practices from Studio You ( a busy multi-modality clinic in Sydney’s Birchgrove which was named ATMS Clinic of the year 2019.

Sonya’s specialties include the Ketogenic diet and its potential applications, with clinical experience using the Ketogenic diet in Fat loss and Epilepsy.

She is also loves working with Paediatric patients with digestive complaints, most specifically with finding the underlying causes of constipation.

As a parent of a child with additional needs Sonya is passionate about helping these families live their best lives by using food, vitamins and minerals as therapy.
Find Sonya below:
Studio You on Facebook - 
Instagram - @sonya_reynolds_nutrition or @girlsfromstudioyou
Sep 22, 2020

In this episode Nat chats about the most common cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) that she see's in clinic.


Sep 15, 2020

Our guest:

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:

Sign up for her upcoming practitioner webinar on Intravaginal Prescriptions on September 29th, 2020 

Topics Include:

  • What are the signs/symptoms of thrush and it's common causes
  • What are the signs/symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis and it's common causes
  • The difference between thrush and Bacterial Vaginosis + why it's important to know what you have
  • The importance of the pH of your vagina
  • The vaginal microbiome - what it is and how we can look after it
  • Tests available to assess your vaginal microbiome
  • Natural treatments for Thrush and Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Fertility and your vaginal microbiome and health
Sep 1, 2020

Our guest:

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:

Free Facebook Group
Join the waitlist for her practitioner training
Sign up to her free Webinar on Vedic Body Types and the emotions behind physical issues


Topics Include:

  • What it means to listen to your body
  • The principle behind psychosomatic therapy 
  • How emotions get "stuck" in our body and why it's important we learn to release them
  • How to identify stuck emotions
  • Preventing emotions from storing up over time with practical strategies anyone can use
  • Practitioner facilitated healing and work versus self-healing and solo work
  • An run down of the common emotions linked to 5 key body parts
  • Loads more!



Aug 26, 2020

Topics Include:

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. 


Aug 18, 2020

Our Guest:

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.


Topics Include:

  • Types of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) available in Australia
  • When someone should consider looking into ART
  • How long someone should try naturally for a baby before seeking help
  • Who is and isn't a good candidate for IVF
  • Success rates of IVF
  • Quality or quantity of eggs - which is the most important thing in IVF
  • A walk through what happens during an IVF cycle starting from when a couple decides this is the path they would like to take
  • The number of IVF cycles that are needed or even recommended before moving onto a different treatment option
  • The 3-5 most common misconceptions Dr Tash needs to address with patients when educating them on IVF

You can find Dr Tash below:



Instagram: @dr_tash_the_fanny_mechanic 


Facebook group: The Fanny Mechanic Podcast Group

Book Club: Dr Tash Book Club

You Tube: 


Aug 12, 2020

Topics Include:

- 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 



- Register for the next FREE LIVE thyroid masterclass

- Join the waitlist for the next round of Thyroid Rescue 

- I-screen

- I-medical 

Aug 4, 2020

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:

Instagram: @reflectcoaching



Topics Include:

✨ What is a divorce coach is and their role in the process
✨ The top challenges Sally see's people have when navigating their way through divorce or separation
✨ The 3 most common mistakes people make navigating through this time in their life
✨ What the heck happens after all of the official stuff has been settled
✨ Strategies or tools that are really helpful post separation/divorce
✨ When there are kids involved how you can navigate your own raw emotion as well as theirs
✨ Tips on co-parenting
and so much more!
Just a note that Sallyanne wanted me to make a minor correction/a gentle reminder that you can technically get a divorce without lawyers, if a couple absolutely 100% agree, they can draft their own "consent orders" and submit to the court for the stamp of approval. Usually, each party has a lawyer look over it before submitting to the court but it IS possible to do it without lawyers. 
Resources provided by Sallyanne:
Jul 28, 2020

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. 

- Join the waitlist for the next round of Thyroid Rescue
- Get your Thyroid screened for free
- Find out more about working together 

Jul 21, 2020

Our Guest:

Karina believes we can live a life free from suffering through deepening our awareness of ourselves, having compassion, practicing kindness, sharing love in all situations, and having the wisdom to rise above the storms that take place within, especially when challenges arise. You have that power in you too. The world needs you to step up and into your power, your unique love and your purpose.
Karina shares vibrational sound healing, rebirthing breathwork, and voice activation, profound workshops and retreats to help you connect with yourself and with others. She holds space so that you dive and drop into yourself to uncover the ever evolving and unlimited self, let go of the stories of the past, clear limiting beliefs, connect and reopen your heart and achieve a consistent state of presence and flow. She shares the wisdom she has discovered through the modalities of healing that she's studied and experienced, so that we can all be empowered and live this existence fully activated. Empowering you to achieve your dreams, to not play small and to love yourself, the light and the dark. This is her calling.
Instagram: @karina.kalilah
The Awakened Heart:
Podcast topics:
  • What breathwork is, including different types
  • Which types of breath activate our parasympathetic nervous system and help us relax
  • Rebirthing breathwork - what is is and how to access it
  • Common misunderstandings about breathwork
  • Where to start if you're interested in learning
  • The benefits of sound healing and what exactly it is
  • Karina's upcoming offerings and how you can work together 
Jul 20, 2020

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.

Jul 15, 2020
This episode is a celebration of my other podcasting half, my wing woman, partner in poddy crime and the most beautiful human that you all know and love, our beautiful Kate Callaghan.
If Kate were here we would be toasting our success with an almond milk latte in hand, giggling in disbelief that we actually made it to 100 episodes. And while this time Kate's physical voice wont be coming through your earholes, her spirit was definitely with us, and will be forever.
I will let the podcast speak for itself. However I would like to say a big thank you to her friends, family and all of you who have contributed to this episode coming together by sharing stories of love, laughter and appreciation for Kate. I am so grateful. We all are. AND a big thank you to @theartoflisteningtoyourbody for virtually holding my hand and helping me celebrate Kate through this episode.
Spread the love, far and wide. Continue to share Kate- her stories, her spirit, her knowledge, her heart and her fierce passion for showing up fully in life.
We love you Kate, fly high + free and may that infectious chuckle + warm smile continue to comfort souls far and wide as I know it will mine.
Jun 23, 2020
Our Guest - Nat Kringoudis
Nat Kringoudis is a Dr of Chinese Medicine & Acupuncturist, Best Selling Author and podcast host of The Wellness Collective and The Period Party (she likes to talk....)
She recognised the large gap between conventional medicine and supporting wellness and has developed a unique style to women’s natural health care – integrating the western medical approach with alternative therapies, Chinese medicine and body wisdom.
Natalie has accepted the task of inspiring wellbeing, not only to those embarking on becoming parents, but equally important to her, educating young women of how their choices shape their reproductive health. She believes this is the key to addressing the infertility epidemic. For Natalie, fertility isn’t just about babies, it’s about outstanding health. Her knowledge in fertility and natural medicine regularly features in her column in Australian Natural Health magazine, in major publications, including Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan as well as regular TV appearances as a wellness expert for the Today Show & The Morning Show. She is also a two times best selling author, her latest achievement Beautiful You a book dedicated to helping women understand their hormones from the very beginning.
Topics Include:
  • What is a normal age for teens to start menstruating
  • What does a normal period looks like for teens
  • When to seek help + what signs/symptoms to be aware of
  • How and when to start speaking with your teens about periods
  • What are some DIY tricks/tips for setting them up for healthy balances periods
May 28, 2020

Episode Summary:

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.


May 7, 2020

Topics include:

  • The two layers of immunity + where they are found
  • Gut-immune connection
  • Food as medicine - practical tips including foods to eat and meal ideas
  • Our fave nutrients for immune support 
  • Our fave herbs for immune support
  • Thinking outside the box to support your immune system
  • Essential oils for an immune system hug
Apr 28, 2020

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. 


Topics include:

  • What is a Building Biologist for those that don’t know?
  • Are there any particular places in Australia that have the highest or lowest rates of mold?
  • What are signs or symptoms someone is being exposed to mold? 
  • Why do some people get affected and not others?
  • Is all mold visible to the naked eye?
  • What’s the process someone should go through if they suspect they may be exposed to mold? Particularly in relation to getting their home
  • If mold is found in a home, what are the first steps someone should take in removing it? (what are the do’s and don’ts)
  • Do landlords have a responsibility to remediate an apartment if mold is found and are there any laws in how this has to be done?
  • Is it necessary to chuck your belongings away if they have mold on them?
  • What are your top 5 tips for preventing mold from occurring in the first place?
  • If someone is looking into buying a home, or even moving into a rental apartment, how can they be sure there isn’t mold in there before committing?
  • What’s next for you in this space of building biology. Do you have any upcoming events, courses, programs or offerings?

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