Meet Todays Expert Guest - Renee Adair
Renee Adair is the founder and director of the Australian Doula College, the Groundwork Program and the ADC’s charity-arm Doula Heart Network. She first began working with women and babies in 1994 as a massage and Aromatherapist and Reiki Practitioner and in 1998 after the birth of her two children began studying and working as a Doula and Childbirth and Early Parenting Educator.
Renee then worked for the Australian Red Cross at a young women’s health program/refuge in Sydney’s East, setting up both the outreach and childbirth and early parenting education programs for that service.
Working In collaboration, Renee helped produce the first research on Doulas in Australia which was published in the Journal of Perinatal Education in 2013.
In 2019 Renee proudly partnered with Charles Darwin University to co-facilitate Accredited Doula training for Indigenous women in the remote First Nations community of Galiwin’ku. She has sat on the Consumer Advisory Board of the Australian College of
Midwives, trained thousands of Doulas and supported hundreds of women, their partners and families through pregnancy, birth, early parenting and end of life over the course of her career.
A fierce advocate for human rights and the rights of all sentient beings, Renee blends her life’s work, spending downtime with her family, friends and fur babies.
Find Renee and her offerings below:
- Lukes journey to becoming a regenerative farmer
- What is regenerative farming and why is it beneficial?
- Is regenerative farming realistic for use across the world
- What is topsoil and why should we care
- Debunking the methane argument around cows
- A farmers view on why plant based diets aren't going to save the planet
- What key questions should people ask their farmer to ensure their food is grown ethically, sustainably and as best quality as possible
- Is it important that our meat is organic
- Luke gives us an insight into his own regenerative farm and his monthly subscription
Find Luke and his offerings below:
Website & Meat Subscription: https://www.tathraplacefreerange.com/
In this episode I chat with Audra Starkey who has focused her work on Nutrition and wellness for shift workers.
We chat through:
- The impacts of a disrupted sleep cycle on your health
- Nutrition do's and don't for shift workers
- Movement/exercise routine and selection for shift workers
- How to create a healthier sleep routine
- The impacts of shift work on mental health and how to mitigate these
- Audra shares more about her book "Too Tired to Cook
- The Shift Workers Guide to Working (and Surviving)?"
You can find Audra and her offerings at:
BOOK: Too Tired To Cook - The Shift Worker's Guide To Working (and Surviving) In A 24/7 World
In this episode I'm joined by Luke Hines who is the bestselling author of 13 cookbooks, the Host of Channel 7’s The House of Wellness, and a qualified functional nutritionist and personal trainer.
We chat about:
Luke is the bestselling author of 13 cookbooks, the Host of Channel 7’s The House of Wellness, and a qualified functional nutritionist and personal trainer.
Since his stint as a finalist on My Kitchen Rules he has established himself as one of the most popular health and wellness personalities in Australia. Luke’s experience and credits include working alongside Angelina Jolie as her food and training consultant, trainer on “Australia’s Next Top Model”, host of Channel 7’s “Live Well”, host of The Food Network’s “The Good Cooks”, along with regular appearances on Sunrise, The Today Show, and Studio 10.
Luke has an online training, nutrition and mindset coaching program with over 100 thousand members transforming their lives through the meals, mindset and moves.
Luke has 99K followers on Instagram and 90K on Facebook. Luke’s 13th cookbook, SNACKTASTIC, will be released in 30th November 2021 celebrating Luke’s famous sweet and savoury snacks, including his popular recreations of Australian favourites.
Meet our guest - Dr. Julie Greenberg
Dr. Julie Greenberg is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Registered Herbalist RH(AHG) who specializes in integrative dermatology. She is the founder of the Center for Integrative Dermatology, a holistic clinic that approaches skin and hair problems by finding and treating the root cause. Dr. Greenberg holds degrees from Northwestern University (BA), Stanford University (MBA) and Bastyr University (ND).
While at naturopathic medical school, Dr. Greenberg received advanced clinical training with leading experts in dermatology at the University of Washington Medical School Dermatology Clinic and Seattle Children’s Hospital Pediatric Dermatology Clinic. She lectures at naturopathic medical schools and speaks at conferences across the U.S. on the topics of hair, skin and nails.
Dr. Greenberg is also the Program Chair for the Naturopathic & Integrative Dermatology Series on LearnSkin.com, a 20 course CE program for doctors that discusses evidence-based alternative approaches to treating dermatological conditions.
Find Julie below:
Instagram - @dermatologycenter https://www.integrativedermatologycenter.com/ https://www.facebook.com/integrativedermatologycenter https://www.learnskin.com/series/naturopathic-and-integrative-dermatology-series
In this episode we discuss:
- Julie's journey into working as a Naturopathic Doctor and specialising in Integrative Dermatology
- What Integrative Dermatology is
- The gut-skin connection and the concept of "leaky skin"
- The drivers of Rosacea and Psoriasis
- Best tests to get done to help find answers
- Common dietary interventions for natural healing
- Common supplement recommendations for natural healing
- Topical therapies and treatments for Rosacea and Psoriasis
In this episode I am joined by my fellow NKD Team practitioner - Chloe Turner. Chloe is a Naturopath who has 10 years experience working in the health and wellness industry specialising in autoimmune health, thyroid support, fertility and improving gut health.
She has worked supporting patients in one on one consults, facilitating programs, practitioner education and training, educational writing and product development. Chloe believes that healing is a journey and is unique to each person. She spends time learning & understanding you to uncover what your unique path to healing is. She is also a yoga teacher and loves utilising her training in mindfulness to help patients find their inner calm in a chaotic world.
In this episode Natalie K. Douglas and Chloe Turner cover of the main drivers of Hashimoto's. We share with you the common "triggers" and root causes and how we approach healing with natural medicine.
On todays podcast I am joined by my incredible NKD Team Naturopath - Hayley Brass. This gal is a plethora of knowledge, the warmest soul and we are SO lucky to have her with us as part of team NKD helping in both our Gut Rescue & Thyroid Rescue programs.
Hayley is one of the brilliant, knowledgeable, compassionate rockstar Naturopaths on our NKD Practitioner team which I am SO stoked about. She is a degree qualified Naturopath with a speciali interest in digestive, hormonal, skin, thyroid, nervous system and mood wellness, and bloody brilliant at it if I do say so myself. Outside of being a genius contributor to our programs and 1-1 consultation she loves spending quality time in the sun with her dog, a cuppa and a good book. She’s had her own journey with overcoming skin issues so not only is she the perfect person from a knowledge perspective to join me on this podcast, she also really gets it.
Hayleys approach to health and healing is in complete alignment with how we like to do things in my programs an clinic - that is its holistic, realistic and focuses on getting to the root cause of symptoms.
You can find Hayley at:
In this episode Hayley and I discuss:
In this episode we discuss the secrets to healthy ageing - from what foods those who live longer & HEALTHIER lives eat, to how they move, play, and go about their life. Damian is a wealth of knowledge in this area and the observations and answers might surprise you!
You can find Damian at:
COMMON PERIOD PROBLEMS 🌸
In episode #131 of The Holistic Nutritionists the podcast, I shared with you what a normal, healthy period looks and feels like (because MANY of you only know what is COMMON to you).
This week I'm talking about THREE of the most common period problems and some potential drivers for you to look into.
In this episode I covered:
I speak A LOT about hormonal symptoms and imbalances in the work I do with my Thyroid patients in Thyroid Rescue, because there's a very strong connection between the two.
In fact, we have several lessons dedicated to hormone health in Thyroid Rescue for this very reason. SO, if you haven’t already, check out the previous episode to understand what a normal healthy cycle is, and then have a listen to this one! Have a friend who'd benefit from learning more about the above? Share this episode with them.
I'm incredibly passionate about empowering women to understand their bodies better because I truly believe when you do, it can be life changing 👩
You can check out Thyroid Rescue and Gut Rescue at:
Our Guest: Steph Lowe
Steph Lowe is a mother, Nutritionist, yogi and founder of The Natural Nutritionist, a hub for celebrating the importance of real food, and author of Low Carb Healthy Fat Nutrition.
With a passion for spreading a positive message about real food and the incredible effect it has on health, fertility and longevity, Steph launched The Natural Nutritionist in 2011 and is on a mission to inspire others to make health a priority in their lives.
Along with running The Natural Nutritionist, Steph hosts the podcast, Health, Happiness & Human Kind, and is a passionate mentor to many newly graduated Nutritionists and Integrative Nutrition Health Coaches.
Find Steph below:
Leading Australian Nutritionist specializing in real food education, preconception and pregnancy nutrition, metabolic health and longevity.
Postpartum Replenishment Program: https://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/postpartum-replenishment-program/
- What is LCHF? (low carb, high fat)
- Fat adaptation and the difference between a "fat burner" and a "sugar burner"
- Fat adaptation and gut health
- The importance of metabolic flexibility
- LCHF and female hormones
So much more!
Combining ancestral wisdom with modern science, a practical approach to nutrition & whole foods and making things easier for families to be healthier, is something that this week’s guest is known for 💕
If you want to discover more about an ancestral approach to nutrition & health, practical tips you can use in your kitchen and everyday life for healthier kids and a healthier YOU, listen up and listen in! 😁
I had the pleasure of chatting with Soulla Chamberlain, the creator of @staraniseorganic and its retail home in Bronte, Sydney --> Broth Bar and Larder 🥩🍲🥑
In this episode, we discuss:
✔️ The importance of having a food philosophy
✔️ What we can learn from looking at the traditional ways of our ancestor
✔️ Food as medicine
✔️ The most nutrient-dense foods and how you can prepare them at home
✔️ Healthy swaps - what you can swap in your diet and lifestyle to make things healthier
✔️ Lots more! Get your earphones ready for this informative episode, anywhere you get your podcasts! 😆
You can find Soulla below:
What is a GOOD period? Is YOUR period actually normal or is it just what you’re used to experiencing?
Each week in my Thyroid Rescue program I ask my community members what questions they have.
Recently I was asked to describe a good period versus a bad period. I thought this was such a great question for TWO key reasons…
1. Understanding your cycle is a gateway to understanding your health. Your cycle affects your mood, your energy, your libido, your body composition, your immune system, and your gut. And all of THOSE things affect how you show up in your life.
2. Having this information empowers you to pick up on subtle body cues - messages from your incredibly intelligent operating system to say “hey, something isn’t quite right here” and take action before it gets to an unmanageable place.
So in this week's episode, we're talking Periods 101. I’m chatting all things ``normal periods” and answering questions like…
❓What are the “phases” of our cycle
❓How do you track your cycle?
❓What level of “pain” is normal?
❓What level of flow is normal?
❓Is it normal that you feel like a 'stage 6 nutter' before you bleed?
💕 Knowing your body is easier than you think. Education + trusting in your intuition = a more empowering place to approach your health from 🙌
Cyndi O’Meara is a nutritionist, film maker, bestselling author, speaker and founder of Changing Habits, a whole food company that believes everything begins and ends with food and that health food should actually be just that - healthy.
Cyndi graduated with a degree in Nutrition from Deakin University in 1984 where her special interest was ancestral foods. At the end of her degree she was so disillusioned by the nutritional guidelines that she paved her own path, steering clear of the low-fat diets of the day.
Her groundbreaking 1998 book ‘Changing Habits Changing Lives’ became an instant bestseller and from there she has grown a successful whole food company, developed a range of healthy eating programs and a certified online nutrition course. In 2016 Cyndi released the acclaimed documentary ‘What’s With Wheat?’ which received 150,000 downloads globally in the first week.
2020 brought LAB TO TABLE, the completely revised, updated and extended version of Cyndi’s bestseller, Changing Habits Changing Lives. Cyndi educates people so they are empowered to know better, eat better and live better - because educating people about whole food is the key to a rebellion and everyone deserves to know exactly what they are eating.
You can find out more about Cyndi and Changing Habits at changinghabits.com.au
- Cyndi's journey into Nutriton, whole food living, regenerative farming and knowing where your food comes from
- The story of wheat and why there is an increase in intolerances
- Glysphophate dangers when it comes to our health + where/how it gets into our food supply
- Knowing where your food comes from and why this is important
- How to get started with eating more of a wholefoods based diet
- So much more!
Our guest: Helen Marshall
Helen Marshall is the founder of Primal Alternative, a healthy baking and licensing business. She’s also a health coach and an advocate for living your best life!
Helen’s mission is to empower people to be accountable to their purpose with a new business model of freedom – the Primalista Licence.
The model was born from a desire to share a successful grain free food business model. As a health coach, Helen saw first hand how people ‘fell off the wagon’ as they missed comfort food staples like bread, pizza, pastries and cookies. So she created nourishing alternatives to the foods everyone loves and they literally sold like hot cakes.
Helen gets the struggles many face finding a vocation that aligns with their values. She packaged everything she’d learnt about creating a food business from home whilst on a healing journey, raising a family and designing a lifestyle around the things she loves.
The Primalista Licence meets the needs of many people in all areas of their lives: vocational, financial, mental, spiritual, social, physical & familial.
To date over 185 Primalistas have joined Primal Alternative in Australia, New Zealand, USA & UK.
She hosts the Primal Alternative Podcast on the Wellness Couch, Australia’s Number 1 health and wellness podcast station.
Before ditching the rat race, she was a Fitness Instructor and Personal trainer then a Business Manager for a leading recruitment company in the city. Helen has interviewed people all of her life listening to their desires around health, work and lifestyle and has combined those skills to bring her greatest contribution yet – the Primalista Licence.
Helen lives on 100 acres of wilderness in Albany, WA with her husband Mike and their children Sam & Milly. She likes pilates, massage, coffee with her bestie, sunbathing, meditation, walks in nature and champagne in the spa.
Find Helen below:
Website - www.primalalternative.com
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/primalalternative/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/primalalternative
- Healing through a Primal lifestyle approach
- What a Primalista is and the story of Primal Alternative
- Finding community and connection through the work
- Turning your passion into profit and living a life you love
So much more!
About this episode:
There is this massive misconception out there that in order to meditate regularly (not just when life is jolly) that you're doing it "wrong" if your mind is busy or you catch yourself "thinking too much".
There is also a bit of a story people tell themselves about not having enough time. I am going to call a loving BS here and say - it's not a priority and that you absolutely have time if you are making time to scroll the gram + read my post (thank you - keep doing that).
In this episode I am joined by Janoah Van Kekem - speaker, meditation teacher and mindset facilitator for a juicy discussion on all things meditation, mindset and meaning.
This episode is for the skeptics, the start-stop meditators and for the self-labelled "bad meditators"...or perhaps it's for those of you who need a little injection of inspo to get back into your daily dose of Meditation.
You can find Jonoah and his offerings below:
Instagram - @janoahvankekem
Website & Courses - https://www.mindmaverick.com.au
In this episode we talk through 3 ways your thyroid might be messing with your hormones.
Heavy periods, painful periods, irregular periods, infertility, miscarriages, difficult perimenopause/menopause, hormonal acne, hair loss... these are all examples of SYMPTOMS of hormonal imbalances that may be driven by your thyroid.
We also chat through 3 ways you can turn your symptoms around + start to balance your hormones via nourishing your thyroid.
In this episode we are talking all things Thyroid Medication/Thyroid Hormonal Replacement.
I'll be busting some common myths when it comes to thyroid medication used to treat an underactive thyroid. PLUS I'll provide some insights into what else you can do to help reclaim your energy and optimise how you FEEL.
When it comes to optimising your health and feeling the best you can, many of us will have a few foods that we know just don't sit well with us. Yet it seems that any form of "restriction" "avoidance" or "cutting out" of certain foods gets automatically slapped with a disordered eating label.
So how can you tell if you have disordered eating or are simply intentional about your choices?
In this episode I explore this topic as it's one that is close to my heart.
In this episode I answer more of your questions about all things gut health, including:
- Where to start when it comes to healing your gut especially when there is SO much information out there
- Are gut issues important to correct before trying to conceive? - Should healing your gut be a priority over thyroid issues?
- Is it normal to feel nauseous before and after a period?
- The difference between a prebiotic and probiotic
- Why they call your gut the second brain
- Is psyllium husk a good addition to keep regular?
- Why am I bloated by everything I eat?
A reminder that if you're struggling with Gut Issues then our 8-week Gut Rescue Program could be just what you need to finally get to the bottom of your bloating, discomfort, constipation/loose stools, gas, or endless food intolerances.
You can find out more here → https://nataliekdouglas.com/gut-rescue/
Below are the GREAT questions you all asked in relation to gut health. Tune in to hear my answers:
Could the reason your weight loss efforts are falling short be driven by a gut issue?
Join me to learn more about the 4 key ways your gut impacts your weight.
Register for the FREE Masterclass - "Stop Bloating and Start Digesting with Ease - the Transformative 3-step Process For a Happy, Healthy Gut
Shannon Carlin - Oncology Naturopath joins me to share her Natural Medicine approaches to support patients with Breast Cancer.
A bit more about Shannon:
Shannon will listen to you, give you hope, and provide you with a research and evidence-based treatment, to facilitate your health. Shannon provides a plan for your health, not just your dis-ease.
She is a Naturopath, Nutritionist, and Herbalist who offers:
✓ Adjunctive integrative oncology support
✓ Incorporates research-informed interventions
✓ Extensive knowledge on food and nutrition
Shannon has also got many achievements under her belt including:
✓ Symposium presenter: 10th International Conference on Herbal Medicine on Adjunctive Breast Cancer Care
✓ Emerging Naturopath of the Year 2016
You can find more about Shannon below:
https://www.thenaturopathicbalance.com.au/ https://www.instagram.com/thenaturopathicbalance/ https://www.facebook.com/shannoncarlinnaturopath04/ Email: email@example.com
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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