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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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:

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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

Apr 24, 2019

Alexx Stuart is the author of “Low Tox Life” and the founder of the thriving online education hub by the same name, made up of several e-courses, a podcast (one of the highest ranked in the health category in Australia), recipes, articles and community action resources for an ever-growing community of people wanting to be healthier and make our planet happier. She’s an educator, change agent, author, columnist, speaker, and consultant at the forefront of a movement that’s non-judgmental and tough on the system that got us here.


  • Low Tox Life, the book, debuted in the TOP 5 in Booktopia rankings
  • No1 “New and Noteworthy” podcast for iTunes Australia
  • Best selling USA author “Real Treats”
  • Ranked Top 20 in gluten-free desserts for 3 years
  • Voted by Prevention Magazine Australia No1 in their top 10 Wellness Oriented Instagram accounts, 2013
  • TEDx speaker 2016 “Shaping the world with our shopping basket”

Podcast Topics:

  • What does it mean to live a Low Tox life
  • Alexx's journey into Low Tox living
  • The best Low Tox cookware
  • The dangers of Teflon
  • Low Tox living in the bedroom and switches you need to make ASAP
  • Avoiding mold and getting rid of it safely 
  • Flame retardants and what you need to know
  • Thoughts on injectables/botox
  • All about Alexx's amazing programs and book


Social & Website Links - Find all of Alexx’s courses, links to her book and more here

Mar 25, 2019

Topics Include:

  • Kate's first oil she used this morning
  • Kate's motivation to start using essential oils
  • doTerra business and what Kate loves about this company and opportunity (including sharing her own blocks!)
  • Her most incredible personal experience with the oils (this ones a goodie!)
  • The best feedback she has received from using the oils and how they continue to blow her mind
  • Top 3 oils for kids including how to dilute them appropriately 
  • Some oils to avoid using in children
  • Best oils for all things lady garden and practical tips
  • Essential oil ingestion thoughts and tips
  • A typical essential oil day for Kate
  • Details and dates for her upcoming NZ/AUS oily tour (follow her on FB and insta for ongoing up to date details)
Mar 12, 2019

Blake Worrall Thompson is one of the most sought after Performance and lifestyle coaches in the country. He has owned and operated a number of fitness training businesses with his most successful creation being the ‘6w2s’ programs – 6 weeks to sexy & 6 weeks to shredded). However after years in the fitness industry Blake has shifted gears slightly and is now known more for his ability to transform lives through his incredible mindset coaching.

Blake is dedicated to helping people break through the barriers that are holding them back from having it all.


Podcast Topics:

  • What the fitness industry is missing when it comes to changing lives
  • What so many people are doing wrong when it comes to personal development
  • The power of integrating and embodying what you already know
  • Why willpower doesn't work and what to do instead
  • Exploring overcoming addictions 
  • Blake's favourite tools for behaviour change and getting "unstuck"
  • Curiosity versus reactivity when it comes to triggers 
  • Lengthening the gap between stimulus and response aka the "freedom gap"
  • The power of mindset in healing your physical body
  • The magic of holding space 



Social & Website Links






Mar 3, 2019

Meet Gav:

Gavin Lang is a mountain guide, and his passion is helping people achieve their mountaineering objectives, one important step at a time. He has been guiding in the Southern Alps of New Zealand since 2004 and he incorporate coaching and self-development skills into his programme to ensure maximum fulfillment.

He helps his clients achieve their very best potential physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually whilst adventuring in some of the wildest terrain on the planet.  Through daily challenges and debriefs, he facilitate growth not normally encountered on a standard mountaineering experience, ensuring you fully enjoy the process.

Ultimately, you will walk away with new skills and perspectives to help balance your life on and off the mountain.

Gav is also husband to Jin, father to Violet and lives in the beautiful town of Wanaka on the South Island of New Zealand. He loves to eat wholesome organic food, and practices mindfulness through Meditation and Yoga.

He has worked as a Travel Agent in Ireland, qualified as a Cave Leader in Belgium, gained a Diploma with distinction in Dutch, toured in Europe and the US as a Drummer, gained an Advanced Cert. in Outdoor Recreation Leadership and mountain guiding qualifications in NZ and certified as a Psychosomatic Therapist in Australia. He feels blessed to combine his business of Photography with his adventures.

Each of these varied interests has added tremendous colour and experience to his life and motivated him to establish his own guiding operation to share this knowledge.

Life is most definitely a crazy adventure to be lived.

Where to find Gav:




Topics Include:

  • What did you eat for breakfast
  • How Gavin got into what he is doing now
  • What is wilderness therapy, why it's important, and how to incorporate it into every day life
  • What's so special about going WAYYYY out into the wilderness for our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing
  • Gavin's incredible course - Self Mastery Through Mountaineering
  • What a typical day looks like on a mountaineering tour
  • Super special offer for our listeners (only 4 spaces left!)
Feb 19, 2019

Topics Include:

In this episode we answer a bunch of super common listener questions around thyroid health and thyroid healing. We dive into questions around:

  • Why thyroid issues come on after pregnancy
  • What can help boost thyroid function and how thyroid function relates to absent periods
  • Whether the medical medium is right that all thyroid disease is caused by Epstein Barr Virus (EBV)
  • Celery juice and whether it is really good for your thyroid
  • How to find out if you have EBV and how to approach treatment
  • Thoughts on Ray Peat's advice about sugar and thyroid health
  • Foods you should include and avoid with an underactive thyroid
  • Migraines and thyroid health
  • Food intolerances 
  • Underactive thyroids in males

Plus don't forget to sign up for Nat's upcoming Thyroid Rescue 12-Week Program launch webinar. It's free! Head on over to to get on the list

Feb 12, 2019


Jeff Chilton has been in the mushroom industry since 1973. He has been heavily involved in both the study of mushrooms and their farming. He is a founding member of the World Society for Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products and a member of the International Society for Mushroom Science. Jeff co-authored the highly acclaimed book, The Mushroom Cultivator, which was published in 1983.

Then in 1989 he started Nammex, a business that introduced medicinal mushrooms to

the US nutritional supplement industry. He traveled extensively in China during the 1990’s, attending conferences and visiting research facilities and mushroom farms. In 1997 he organized the first organic mushroom production seminar in China.

Jeff’s company, Nammex was the first to offer a complete line of Certified Organic mushroom extracts to the US nutritional supplement industry. Nammex extracts are used by many supplement companies and are noted for their high quality, based on scientific analysis of the active compounds.

Topics include: 

  • What medicinal mushrooms are and how they are different to button mushrooms from the grocer
  • What mushrooms actually are and how they grow
  • Growing medicinal mushrooms at home
  • The main active ingredients in mushrooms producing their benefit
  • Why its important to know what your buying
  • The secret lingo of the mushroom supplement industry and how not to get caught buying an inactive product
  • Debunking concerns around mushrooms sourced from China
  • The importance of testing mushrooms for contaminants 
  • The health benefits and uses of some of Jeff's favourite mushies
  • LOADS more 


Social & Website Links

All information about Jeff’s company, and links to further information including other podcasts Jeff has generously donated his time to can be found at


Feb 4, 2019

Topics Include:

This podcast is dedicated to answering all your thyroid questions. We touched on areas such as:

  • Identifying an underactive thyroid and how to test it properly
  • Improving thyroid function despite having Hashimoto's and being on medication
  • Fertility, pregnancy and thyroid health
  • Foods that hurt and heal your thyroid
  • What are the top triggers and root causes of thyroid issues
  • Thoughts on thyroid medications 
  • Nat's epic upcoming Thyroid Rescue Program to take you from tired and confused to thriving and confident 


Sign up to hear more about Thyroid Rescue
Kate's Essential Oils Tour
Body Temp Tracking 



Jan 21, 2019

Topics include:

  • Functional Medicine Vs. Ayurveda and how and why Stephen uses both
  • What the Ayurvedic Tridoshas and doshas are, aka your natural "body type" and why its important to know
  • The benefits of functional testing and why its worth the investment
  • Keto for women and why it fails long term
  • How stress hormones affect weight loss efforts
  • Intermittent fasting for women and finding the sweet spot
  • Where to start when you feel overwhelmed 
  • Is a plant based diet the way to go?
  • How much animal protein we should be eating
  • Why starting the day with a smoothie can benefit your whole system 
  • Stephens book The Rain Barrel Effect
  • How to learn more about and from this brilliant practitioner
  • Special offer for online consultation with Nat 






BOOK: The Rain Barrel Effect



Jan 8, 2019

Topics include:

- The challenges and power of growth

- Dropping what you know and being willing to change/explore

- Ditching people pleasing

- Rewriting your money story 

- The power of who you spend time with

- Re-establishing community and connection 

- Our personal goals for 2019

- Struggles with reintroducing exercise after HA 

- We share our exercise stories 

- Kate's essential oil road trip and how to connect with her

- Nat's Thyroid Rescue Program coming soon

- Working with us 1-1

- A special offer for our podcast listeners from Nat at the end



- Contact kate at to connect with her on her essential oil roadtrip or to book a consult

- Watch Nat's FREE video on the 6 step process she uses to heal people's thyroids

- Get on the waiting list for Thyroid Rescue

- Book in an appointment to work with Nat 1-1

Nov 22, 2018

Topics Include:

  • Why low tox living is important
  • What we use for personal care and hygiene
  • What we use to clean our house
  • What we use for laundry 
  • Kids and toxins
  • Kates low tox paint
  • Plenty of banter!


Nov 4, 2018

Topics Include:

  • Gestational Diabetes- what is it and why is it an issue for mum and bub?
  • Glucose Tolerance Test- is it necessary and what are the other options?
  • Dietary management of gestational diabetes using a real foods and evidence based approach
  • Changing health policy and influencing current schools of thought on lower carb eating for pregnancy
  • Prenatal nutriton and when to start eating for pregnancy 
  • Key nutrients that women should be mindful of when preparing for pregnancy and where they can be found
  • Choline- the underrated nutrient for healthy pregnancy
  • Prenatal supplements
  • Lily's "superfoods" for pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • The appropriateness of vegetarian and vegan diets for pregnancy- what the research says and Lily's clinical experience
  • SO much more!!

About our beautiful guest Lily Nichols:


Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition and exercise. Drawing from the current scientific literature and the wisdom of traditional cultures, her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and sensible. Her bestselling book, Real Food for Gestational Diabetes (and online course of the same name), presents a revolutionary nutrient-dense, lower carb diet for managing gestational diabetes. Her unique approach has not only helped tens of thousands of women manage their gestational diabetes (most without the need for blood sugar-lowering medication), but has also influenced nutrition policies internationally.


Lily’s second book, Real Food for Pregnancy, is an evidence-based look at the gap between conventional prenatal nutrition guidelines and what’s optimal for mother and baby. With over 930 citations, this is the most comprehensive text on prenatal nutrition to date.


Lily is also creator of the popular blog, which explores a variety of topics related to real food, mindful eating, and pregnancy nutrition.


Website & Social Links:



Oct 25, 2018

Guest Interview:

James Swanwick

James is an Australian-American investor, entrepreneur, speaker, former SportsCenter anchor on ESPN, host of The James Swanwick Show podcast and the author of The 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge. Forbes listed James as one of 25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch.

James is the co founder of Swanwick Sleep which we are going to learn much more in this weeks podcast.

You can find James at:

Topics Include:

  • James' journey into hacking his sleep
  • How light affects your sleep/wake cycle
  • What blue light is, when we want to block it and when we don't
  • The main sources of blue light in our environment 
  • What blue light blockers are and why they are not all created equal
  • What to look for when purchasing a pair of blue light blockers
  • The difference between orange and clear blue light blockers- when and why to use both
  • What makes Swannies (Swanwick Blue Light Blockers) different
  • Best time of day to put your blue light blockers on
  • Other ways to hack your sleep including temperature, eye masks, and noise cancellation
  • Alcohol and your health 
  • James' very successful 30 day no alcohol challenge and his personal journey to reducing his intake
  • Health benefits of removing alcohol and dealing with the "haters"
  • The importance of gratitude and why James' chooses to practise this daily and his specific tip on making it even more effective
  • James' 3 tips for living your best life 
  • A special offer for you guys to WIN a pair of Swannies valued at over $115AU including shipping.


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