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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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: https://www.corenaturopathics.com.au/ https://www.instagram.com/corenaturopathics/
In this episode we chat about the many benefits, applications and nuances of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
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 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:
Our Guest: Dr. Tracy Chandler
BSc(HONS); MBChB; FRNZCGP; FNZSCM, PGDipSEM, Cert Dermoscopy, Cert Homeopathy, FACNEM, ACNEM, Fellowship Examiner, AIMA Member.
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!
Find Tracy below:
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 Infants, The 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
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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