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 18, 2019

Zhenya is, an
I-ACT Certified Colon Hydrotherapist, with Level 2 study and certification, Holistic Nutritionist, Wellness Consultant and Yoga Instructor with 16 years in the wellness industry, is driven to empower people to be aware of their own bodies, to live a healthy life and make conscious decisions about their own health and for their personal wellbeing.

Zhenya is also the co-owner of Proppr - which is an elegant australian designed footstool to get you in the Proppr position for your next trip to the bathroom.

Social & Website Links:


Topics include:

  • What is an enema?
  • The difference between enemas and colonics
  • When or why someone would choose to do an enema over a colonic
  • Different types of enemas and why choose one over the other
  • Who enemas are a good idea for and who should not be doing enemas
  • A walk through exactly how to perform one at home
  • Diet prep leading up to enema
  • Frequency to avoid dependency or damage to the gut
  • Risks associated with doing them at home
  • When purchasing an enema kit what the do’s and don’t s are
  • A few bonus Christmas tips to stay on track


Resources/links mentioned in the podcast:

Enema kits:

DIY enemas resources:


Dec 3, 2019

Topics Include:

In this podcast we explore the myths and truths behind the popular documentary "The Game Changers". We talk about all the things you're wondering after watching the doco. Including:

  • Bias of the film, and was there an attempt to show both sides
  • The "experiments" in the film including the erection experiment and the "cloud blood" experiment. What does the science say about this?
  • Does fish and chicken cause Cancer?
  • The "healthy user bias" and how to understand the context of nutritional science experiments
  • Protein quality and quantity explained, including their peanut butter versus steak/egg reference
  • Food comparisons and misleading implications
  • Herbivores versus Humans - do we digest the same and how does this change things?
  • B12 explained and what you REALLY need to know here
  • Ethical concerns and the details not discussed
  • Environmental concerns and the miss representation of data
  • Fake meat - our health and the environmental impact

Links references in the podcast:

- Chris Kresser's and Joe Rogan longer analysis

- Chris Kresser's blog on the science (with research links)


Nov 26, 2019

Zhenya Gerson is an I-ACT Certified Colon Hydrotherapist, with Level 2 study and certification, Holistic Nutritionist, Wellness Consultant and Yoga Instructor with 16 years in the wellness industry, is driven to empower people to be aware of their own bodies, to live a healthy life and make conscious decisions about their own health and for their personal wellbeing.

Zhenya is also the co-founder of Proppr - which is an elegant australian designed footstool to get you in the Proppr position for your next trip to the bathroom.

Topics Include:

  • Zhenya's journey into colon hydrotherapy
  • Colon hydrotherapy 101
  • What ACTUALLY happens in a session
  • Different types and what to look for
  • Who should be getting colonics
  • How often you should go
  • Can you go too much?
  • Tips on finding a good colon hydrotherapist
  • Contraindications and cautions 
  • HOW we should be pooping
  • The power of footstools
  • The best footstool on the market and how you can access it

Links and where to find out more about Zhenya, and the Proppr:


Nov 19, 2019

Topics Include:

  • Update on Kate's Breast Cancer journey
  • Defining PCOS (it may not be what you think)
  • Getting a correct diagnosis
  • Different types of PCOS and why it matters
  • Health consequences of sweeping it under the carpet
  • To keto or not to keto
  • Dietary principles for treating PCOS
  • Is it forever?
  • The most effective supplement interventions 
Nov 12, 2019

Topics include:

  • Kate's breast Cancer diagnosis
  • Why it can be harder to stay on track during the silly season
  • Tips on navigating social situations with alcohol
  • Tips on navigating social situations with food that doesn’t align with what makes you feel good
  • Declining drinks/foods nicely, should you do it or should you accept it?
  • Practical strategies to help you not go backwards in your healing journey
  • Healthy party/Christmas gathering ideas as a host
  • Staying consistent outside of the social events
  • Should I still see my practitioner and/or join up to programs during this time?
  • Navigating parenting with increased sugar around kids
Nov 6, 2019

Topics Include:

  • What does play mean
  • The proven benefits of play for your health
  • Our fave ways to play as an adult
  • Reflections on our favourite 80s and 90s childhood games and bringing it back
  • Getting over the idea that play is a waste of time 
  • Making it happen in reality


Oct 28, 2019

Topic Include:

  • Uncovering your relationship with alcohol 
  • Exploring emotional versus physical impact of alcohol
  • Social norm reflections and insights
  • Breaking out of the cycle with practical tips
  • How much is too much?
  • Best and worst types to consume
  • Impact on your health - gut, hormones and sleep
  • Managing/preventing hangovers with natural medicine
Oct 22, 2019

Topics Include:

  • How to know if you are experiencing brain fog
  • Main causes and what it could be telling you
  • Blood sugar imbalances are real
  • Thyroid health and brain fog
  • Is it in my gut?
  • Foods to fight the fog
  • Supplements to enhance concentration and cognition
  • Essential oils to boost productivity
  • Non-Food based mental performance hacks


Nat's snobby mushroom cacao elixir recipe:

1 heaped tbsp. cacao powder

1 cup boiling water or warmed nut milk

1-2 tsp. MCT oil

1 tsp. Lion's Mayne

1 tsp. Cordyceps

1 tsp. Ashwagandha 

1/2 tsp. of monk fruit extract or natural sweetener of choice

Blitz/blend and enjoy!

Oct 15, 2019

Topics Include:

  • What’s considered a low libido
  • The main causes of low libido in females
  • Foods to boost libido
  • Rolling with your cycle 
  • Supplements for libido
  • Essential oils for libido
  • Sex post kids - expectations and reality
  • Tips for making sex work in your busy life


Oct 7, 2019

Meet Our Guest:

Jordanna is an author, podcaster, manifestor, lunar lover and (closet) stand-up comic, who has a knack for taking mind-exploding spiritual concepts and making them digestible, relatable and applicable to everyone. Jords runs two incredible podcasts- one solo called Lunar Lover and one with the beautiful Hollie Azzorpardi called The Middle. Jords has also recently released an absolutely amazing book called Make it Happen which we believe is a must read for all of you guys wanting to live your best life. You can find out more about her offerings via her website and her social media channels which we will pop in the show notes.


Topics Include

  • Jordanna's approach to spiritual growth or personal development
  • How to bring more humanness into the pursuit of becoming your best self
  • Personal development and spiritual growth cycles and learning to love the "in between"
  • What exactly manifesting is
  • The manifesting equation
  • The part of the Manifesting Equation people struggle with the most 
  • The biggest mistakes people make when it comes to manifesting NOT working for them
  • Does picturing or thinking about something negative kill your manifesting game?
  • Can you manifest for other people? 
  • The biggest lesson Jords' has learnt in the process of uncovering the art of manifesting


Where to find more from Jordanna:


Oct 1, 2019

Topics Include:

  • Nat’s & Kate's personal journey with disordered eating and body image
  • Strategies and practical tips that helped us heal
  • Using bandaids as stepping stones for healing emotional and/or binge eating
  • “Doing the work” and why this is where the magic happens
  • Our thoughts on whether it ever leaves you 
Sep 24, 2019

Guest Bio:


Dr. Mariza Snyder is a functional practitioner and the author of seven books, including the National Bestseller, The Essential Oils Hormone Solution, focused on balancing hormones with the power of essential oils, and the #1 Amazon Bestseller The Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils.

For the past ten years, she has lectured at wellness centers, conferences, and corporations on hormone health, essential oils, nutrition, and detoxification.  She has been featured on Dr. Oz, Fox News Health, Oprah Magazine, MindBodyGreen and many publications. Dr. Mariza is also the host of theEssentially You Podcast, designed to empower women to become the CEO of their health. Check out her website,, for women’s hormone tips, including recipes and remedies.

Topics include

  • Dr. Mariza's background and how she came to specialise in women’s hormones
  • The biggest contributor to hormone imbalance in women
  • One thing women should do that will help with hormone balance, across the board
  • Why Dr. Mariza incorporate essential oils into her personal and professional life
  • How essential oils help with hormone health
  • Top 3 essential oils for hormone health and how to use them
  • The essential oils you use for hormone support pre and post hysterectomy  
  • Recommendations for women dealing with PCOS
  • Endometriosis thoughts
  • Ingestion of essential oils 
  • Dr. Mariza's incredible book – The Essential Oils Hormone Solution
  • Dr. Mariza's incredibly upcoming Essential Oil Hormone Summit

Podcast Links and Where To Find More From Dr. Mariza

Dr Mariza's Website 

MBG ingestion of oils 

Superwoman blend 

Essentially You Podcast 

Days for Girls

Sep 17, 2019

Topics Include:

  • What hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA) is
  • The main causes of HA
  • Why it's important to have a regular menstrual cycle and what happens when you don't (hint- it ain't as grand as it sounds)
  • Nat & Kate's experience with HA
  • Can someone have HA if they are overweight or if they don’t over-exercise/under-eat?
  • Getting diagnosed with HA
  • How to recover from HA 
  • What to do if you've got thyroid/gut/adrenal issues too
  • Recovery time for HA and getting your period back
  • Does everyone need to gain weight to get their period back?
  • Supplements and essential oils in restoring your period
  • Details of Kate's upcoming Healing Hypothalamic Amenorrhea course 


Ready to get your period back? Click here to join the Healing Hypothalamic Amenorrhea eCourse with our very own expert hormone healing Kate Callaghan

Sep 9, 2019

Topics Include:


  • The different stages of your cycle

  • What happens to your energy levels throughout your cycle, what is normal versus “common”

  • A time for yang and a time for yin, when and why?

  • Understanding your hormones- the motivator (estrogen) and the chill pill (progesterone)

  • Being okay with the natural flow of energy 

  • Practical ways to adjust your life to your cycle

  • Exercise and your cycle, adjusting your activity to suit your hormones

  • The moon and your monthlies, whats the deal?


Sep 2, 2019

Our Guest Liv Kaplan


Liv Kaplan is a nutritionist and passionate foodie with a keen eye for all things health and wellness. Her recipes focus on mood-boosting and blood sugar balancing goodness and she believes eating well should be easy and effortless, not stressful! If she’s not getting creative in the kitchen, you can find her getting salty in the ocean, getting zen on the yoga mat or picking up fresh produce from the local farmer’s market. 


Topics Include:

  • The importance of connecting with your food & how the heck to start
  • Eating mindfully 
  • The balance and journey of being spiritual and consuming animal products
  • Owning your own dietary choices without dogma or judgement (for yourself or others)
  • Seeing the good in food to reduce food anxiety
  • Liv's approach to making real food taste bloody delicious 
  • Getting more veg in at breakfast
  • Truth behind "sugar free" marketing
  • The best sweeteners for sugar free baking
  • How Liv incorporates her (truly) sugar-free treats into her diet
  • Info on Liv's eBook creations and latest cooking show Lush Eats


Where to connect with Liv:


Aug 27, 2019

Topics Include:

  • When it's fatigue versus being a little bit tired
  • Main causes of fatigue
  • Is it your thyroid?
  • Is it your sex hormones? 
  • Is it your gut?
  • Is it your oral health?
  • Foods to fight fatigue
  • To coffee crutch or not to coffee crutch 
  • Non-Food cures to fatigue
Aug 20, 2019

Our beautiful guest:

Lynda Griparic is a Naturopath, Nutritionist, Podcaster, Writer and Yoga teacher with close to 20 years of experience in the health industry. Lynda specialises in digestive health, namely SIBO and constipation.

She has extensive experience in running healthy, effective and sustainable bowel care programs and has expertise in investigating and treating the underlying causes of gut disturbance. Lynda has an intense interest in poo and she’s also the creator of the delicious BetterMe Tea a tea designed to promote improved gut health and digestion – assisting those who struggle with constipation and sluggish bowel movements to go to the bathroom with ease.

Todays topics include:

  • How the microbiota impacts our mood
  • The relationship between the microbiota and our mood
  • What the heck is endotoxemia and LPS and why you need to know about it
  • Dietary practices that are potentially negatively impact our microbiota and therefore our mood
  • How you can support the gut and brain relationship?
  • How stool testing can help navigate treatment for a depressed or anxious individual
  • What parameters we want to look out for in the stool

Where to find more from Lynda:

Website -

Instagram -

Facebook -

Podcast -


Aug 12, 2019

Topics include:

  • Bowel movements and how often is not often enough
  • Main causes of constipation
  • SIBO- what is it and how to get tested
  • Dysbiosis- what is it and getting tested
  • Choosing a stool test
  • Is it a parasite?
  • Foods to fight constipation
  • Non-food cures for constipation


Aug 6, 2019

Guest Expert: Lisa Carnie, pelvic floor physio.

Lisa has always been fascinated by movement and is passionate about helping women and men maintain and pursue health, fitness, and continence throughout all stages of their lives.  Lisa has more than 15 years’ experience treating people with a wide range of conditions, both locally and internationally.  She completed her post graduate studies in pelvic floor rehabilitation and continence and continues on her mission to improve care and remove stigmas.  Lisa achieves great satisfaction from making a life-changing difference in people’s lives by optimising their pelvic health and seeing clients reaching their personal and fitness goals. 



Instagram: @pelvicphysiosolutions


Unicorn poo:


Podcast Topics:

  • What made Lisa want to become a pelvic floor physio
  • What a pelvic floor is and why is it important
  • Why its not just mums who need to be aware of pelvic floor care
  • Tell-tale signs that you are having pelvic floor issues and need to see a professional
  • Self checks at home
  • Seeing a pelvic floor physio after birth
  • What you can do during pregnancy and post-partum to help with pelvic floor health
  • Are kegels the only way?
  • Incontinence and recovering fully post-pregnancy
  • When to reintroduce high intensity exercise post-partum, and the dangers if we introduce too early
  • Poop and your pelvic floor
  • The deal with an overactive pelvic floor
  • A“strong” pelvic floor for better sex + DIY strategies 
  • Lisa's thoughts on “50 shades of grey kegel ball sets" and Yoni eggs
  • Chatting to our kids about pelvic floor health 
  • Lisa's current projects and where to learn more




Jul 31, 2019

Topics include:

  • The importance of being gentle on yourself & dealing with expectations
  • Sleep training
  • Foods that can help with adrenals and restoring your body post-pregnancy
  • Top breakfast lunch and dinner ideas during this time to help restore your body
  • Supplements/herbs for adrenals that are safe with breastfeeding
  • Essential oils for stress management/burnout/emotional support
  • Exercise – what, when, how much?
  • Minimizing the risk of a Graves flare-up post-partum
  • Rebalancing Thyroid in Hashimoto's or an underactive thyroid post-birth 
  • What to do if your Free T3 decreases even with increases to food and decreases to exercise + stress?



Jul 1, 2019

Topics Include:

This week was a Q&A episode and you guys asked some great questions. Include:

  • What are the top things you find recommending most to clients?
  • What kind of diet and exercise program do you two follow yourselves and why?
  • Can you talk about your views on weight loss as people who are body love advocates?
  • How dangerous is it  to get pregnant when your thyroid is under active?


Jun 14, 2019

Topics include:

  • Best tips for managing Rosacea
  • What to do if you think you're burnt out ("Adrenal Fatigue")
  • Nat's Thyroid Program - an option for those of you with "adrenal fatigue" too!
  • Is there such a thing as too much fibre
  • Restoring gut health post antibiotics
  • Long cycles: what do they mean?
  • Best tips for staying sane post partum


Kate's post on Lunaception 



Jun 11, 2019

Guest Interview: Nina Powell

Nina is a guide for high performing women to access their full sexual potential, for fulfillment and deep connection in relationships, and using the erotic for power, magnetism and creativity and business.

Her work is rooted in her long term tantric meditation practice, and she is trained in psychology, somatic experiencing somatic sex education and coaching, and holistic pelvic care.

Where to find her:


What we chatted about:

  • What Nina does and how she got into it
  • The importance of orgasms in sexual intimacy
  • Is it normal for women to not be able to orgasm (every time, or not at all), and if not normal, what can be done about this?
  • Top tips on improving the sexual experience and orgasm
  • Thoughts on masturbation? Where can you buy cheap batteries?
  • Thoughts on toys? Do we need to go full “50 shades of grey” or are their other, less intense options
  • My (Kate) libido disappeared since pregnancy and birth (18mths ago). Advice, please!
  • Thought on postpartum sex, loss of libido, lack of confidence, mind over matter with pain?
  • Can people be sexually incompatible on a physical/chemical level?
  • Sex during breastfeeding and why am I so dry? And just don’t want it!
  • Can all women have vaginal orgasms with penetration only? (I think we previously had a question around the difference between clitoral and vaginal orgasms, and if vaginal orgasms were actually a thing)
  • If someone has experienced trauma (either from birth or sexual trauma in the past), where should they start on the road to recovery (physical, mental and emotional)
  • What does a session with Nina look like and what does she actually do in a session?
  • Nina's upcoming retreats and programs for women
  • Where you can find Nina
May 28, 2019

Q&A Episode:

  • Tips for dealing with peri menopause and night sweats
  • Ideas for eating more organ meats in pregnancy and pate safety in pregnancy
  • Healing HA and exercise appropriateness
  • What you can do if your doctor refuses to test your thyroid properly
  • The impact of thyroid issues in pregnancy/fertility
  • What foods need to be eliminated in Hashimoto’s
  • Why you still have gut symptoms even with a negative stool test
  • SIBO treatment and testing (for those of you with IBS)
  • Thoughts on the low FODMAP diet
  • Thoughts on the low FODMAP diet 
  • Microwaves safety


May 17, 2019

Topics include:

- Nat's (not so) secret childhood fantasy

- Losing weight with an Underactive Thyroid

- Low carb and weight loss in hypothyroidism

- Reversing metabolic damage

- Visualisations and mindset to heal

- The greatest food combo ever

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