The Holistic Nutritionists Podcast

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Apr 7, 2020

Our Guest:

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.



  • The main types of gut testing available
  • The difference between culture based stool testing and DNA based stool testing (+ what the heck it all means)
  • DNA testing further explained + knowing which type of DNA based gut test is best
  • What we get through the GP when requesting basic gut testing and what can and can't that tell us
  • Microbiome sequencing - what it does and doesn't tell us
  • The kinds of conditions, symptoms or presentations that can benefit from comprehensive microbiome testing 
  • How long it takes for our gut to change after implementing dietary and lifestyle changes
  • How often we should get testing be done
  • Loads more!



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Mar 31, 2020

Topics Include:

  • Thyroid health after your thyroid is removed
  • Dealing with painful periods
  • Histamine, low progesterone and racing heart pre-period
  • The deal with dairy - is it really that bad?

+ Lots more!


Mar 24, 2020

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.


Podcast Topics:

  • What are the characteristics of an “ideal” or healthy gut?
  • What happens to the bacteria when we take Antibiotics?
  • Are antibiotics the only thing that alters our microbiome, or are there other drugs or hormones that have the ability to change the microbiome?
  • Can we recover species lost after Antibiotics?
  • The difference between a probiotic and a prebiotic
  • Probiotics - broad-spectrum or strain-specific?
  • Impact of carbohydrate restriction on the microbiome
  • The best "diet" for a healthy gut

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Feb 25, 2020

Topics Include:

  • Thyroid Goitres/Nodules and understanding the types
  • Advocating for yourself with Thyroid Issues
  • Tips on treating acne after stopping the pill 
  • Emotions leading up to periods
  • Tips to fight constipation 
  • Best vitamins/probiotics for toddlers
  • Ways to assist immune function
  • Kate's opinion + decision around Chemo versus natural Cancer treatment 
Feb 18, 2020

Guest Bio:


Elizabeth Cullen is a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist. She is the founder of The Dao Health based in Caringbah in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire where her and her team of Chinese Medicine practitioners are dedicated to creating a practice where patients of the West can confidently and safely experience and benefit treatment learnt from the East.

Through the use of the latest evidence based Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture research each patient is treated as an individual at The Dao Health. Liz seeks the root of the cause rather than the branch to restore the healthy balance both physically and emotionally.

Liz has a particular passion and enthusiasm treating Women’s Health and Fertility and last year she graduated from UNSW with a Masters of Women's Health Medicine to continue to pursue her passion of Integrative Medicine. Treatment ranges from beginning with Menarche and Menstrual issues including Endometriosis and Poylcystic Ovary Syndrome through to Pre conception behaviour, Natural Fertility support, Male fertility support, IUI and IVF support, Pregnancy, Labour preparation and Post natal care.

She treats a range of conditions in the clinic and has interest and experience in the treatment of Bells Palsy, Digestive Issues, Skin conditions, Sleep issues, Chronic Fatigue, Musculoskeletal Issues, Mental Health and Cosmetic Acupuncture.

Elizabeth’s ongoing curiosity with Traditional Chinese Medicine inspires her to travel back to China for ongoing study and in her spare time enjoys taking her two rescue dogs Iris and Arthur to the beach.​


Where to find Liz:

Instagram: @thedao

Facebook: The Dao Health

Podcast Topics/Questions

  • What is TCM and Acupuncture (myth busting)
  • A TCM perspective on your cycle
  • The drivers behind Endometriosis in TCM
  • Acupuncture for endometriosis
  • The best time of your cycle to get Acupuncture when treating Endometriosis
  • Dietary approaches or principles for Endometriosis in TCM
  • TCM Pain management for Endometriosis
  • TCM supplements in Endometriosis
  • The role of shared care and who Liz often works alongside when treating patients 


Resources and Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

Yang Sheng - Katie Brindle 

Recipes for Self Healing -  Maverick Leggett

Healthy Hormones -  Belinda Kirkpatrick 

The Spark in the Machine - Daniel Keown 

Yin Yang House 

American Dragon 


Feb 4, 2020

Our Guest - Amy Needham

Amy is a Nutrition & Performance Coach. She currently lectures and mentors in Performance Nutrition to a variety of people across the world including doctors. Amy sees clients both online and face to face, with most of these clients looking for body transformations & a mental shift in regards to health.

Amy was a competitive gymnast for 10years, and has several qualifications in yoga, massage, Powerlifting, Women's artistic gymnastics, boxing, Cert iii and 4 in fitness & personal training along with mentorships in exercise sport science & physiology as well as female health. This legend of a fellow nerd is also a student in a bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition & Masters in Dietetics.

Her focus as a coach is upon improving the lives of all that she meets, creating a body & mind transformation. Working specifically with hormonal health and the psychology of eating to create lifestyle based body recomposition to maintain a lean & strong physique year round is her jam.

As Amy puts it - she  bridges the Gap between Health & 'Fitness' to dispel the bullshit & give knowledge to the masses. Her point of difference as a coach is that she doesn’t want to retain clients - she simply wants to create the physical change in a way that educates the person enough to go about it alone after they finish up.


Topics Include:

💪The biggest mistakes women make when it comes to exercise
💪Benefits of strength training for females
💪 Will HIIT training alone get you results
💪 The physiology behind why some women end up looking puffy + inflamed when doing too much HIIT/Crossfit/F45
💪 Sustainable Fat loss nutrition + the biggest mistake women make
💪 What happens when someone YoYo diets and calorie restricts for years + what to do
💪 Strength training + Nutrition tips across the menstrual cycle
💪 The art of being a good coach + the role of mindset, self-worth and your "why"
💪What Amy would change about the fitness industry


Where to find Amy:

Instagram: @needmfit

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Jan 28, 2020

Topics Include:

  • Kate's trip to Hope 4 Cancer in Mexico
  • Details on the Integrative + Natural Therapies Kate has been using so far
  • Kate's support crew of experts + everyday legends and why it's important to approach it this way
  • Food + Supplements to support her through overcoming Cancer and decreasing side effects of Chemo
  • Dealing with the emotional aspect of this journey
  • Kate's tips for loved ones supporting someone through this journey 
  • Resources Kate has found helpful along the way
  • Where to next


Radical Remission book

The Journey healing method 

Hope 4 Cancer Mexico

Oscar Juicer


Jan 13, 2020

About our guest:

Nikki is a period expert and founder of the epic company Moonbox. Moonbox is about transforming the way women experience their periods. It’s about busting period taboos & creating a world without period pain, shame and monthly suffering. It’s about providing a holistic, effective & long term approach to balancing hormones & relieving menstrual symptoms naturally – without the pill, drugs or surgery. We are going to share all about how you can get amongst this goodness Nikki has created in the podcast so make sure you listen to the end of this episode.

Podcast Questions:

  • Nikki's doorway into optimising women's cycles
  • What a healthy period looks like
  • PMS - normal or just common?
  • How to support the follicular phase of the cycle
  • How to ensure you ovulate and how to know if you have
  • Supporting your luteal phase
  • Menstrual cups and period undies 
  • Ways to track your cycle
  • Natural contraception - what are your options
  • All about Moonbox
  • Final question; what is one thing you do for your health daily? 




- Natural condoms by Jonny Lovers

- Daysy fertility and period tracker

- Period undies by ModiBodi


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