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51 minutes | Feb 2, 2023
HHHK 418: Pregnancy Myths & Misconceptions with Steph Lowe
In today’s episode we share with you an episode from Solaine’s podcast, Holistic Health Chats, where she interviews me on all things pregnancy myths and misconceptions. We discuss everything from organising preconception blood tests, the foods you really need to avoid, strategies to soften morning or rather, all-day sickness, the often misunderstood natural physiological “anaemia” that occurs during the later stages of pregnancy and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/418 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
66 minutes | Jan 26, 2023
HHHK 417: Mitochondria - Chronic Disease or the Fountain of Youth with Dr David Harper
In today’s episode we are joined by Dr. David Harper, author of BioDiet, to take a deep dive into all things mitochondria. We explore the what and the how, including how to optimise mitochondrial function, what happens when things go wrong, how this relates to aging and so much more. This episode gets quite scientific and detailed at times, so grab a pen and paper and be prepared to listen to this conversation a number of times. Show Notes: Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/417 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
46 minutes | Jan 18, 2023
HHHK 416: Could Gilbert's Syndrome Explain Your Gut, Period, Mental Health or Alcohol Issues? with Solaine Douglas
In today’s episode we are joined by Solaine Douglas to discuss Gilbert’s Syndrome, including prevalence, diagnosis and the issues with both a standard medical definition, treatment (or lack thereof) and our conventional pathology reference ranges. We explore the real relevance of Gilbert’s and how it relates to your gut, your periods, your mental health and your alcohol tolerance. We then dive into treatment and offer you many strategies to optimize your health, your hormones and your microbiome, that will be extremely helpful for both Gilbert’s patients and beyond. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/416 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
47 minutes | Jan 11, 2023
HHHK 415: Addressing the Root Cause of Low Iron with Elly McLean
In today’s episode Elly and I take a deep dive into addressing the root cause of low iron. It’s one of the most prevalent conditions that we see in clinic at TNN, which, as you’ll learn, reflects the prevalence globally. We discuss those at risk for low iron, how test results are being misinterpreted, both due to our standard pathology reference ranges and the incorrect use of ferritin, the problem with many of the band aid solutions offered by conventional medicine and most importantly, what can be done to address the root cause. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/415 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
46 minutes | Jan 4, 2023
HHHK 414: Reflux, PPIs & Hiatal Hernias with Dr Damian Kristof
In today’s episode we are joined by Dr Damian Kristof to explore reflux – the root causes, the problems with conventional treatments of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), natural solutions, the role of chiropractic care, considerations for infants and so much more. This is an incredible episode for anyone with digestive issues but in particular reflux, heartburn, indigestion and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD), and everyone interested in taking a root cause approach to optimal health. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/414 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
48 minutes | Dec 28, 2022
HHHK 413: A Fresh Perspective on Preconception Nutrition with Steph Lowe
In today’s episode we share with you an episode from Elly’s podcast, where she interviews me on all things preconception nutrition. We explore why, in an ideal world, we should begin the journey at least six months prior to conceiving. We cover functional testing including gut microbiota analysis, blood testing and urine testing. We explore B9 and folate supplementation and you guessed it, why folic acid is not the preferred form. We also discuss other key nutrient considerations and so much more. Let’s dive in. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/413 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
49 minutes | Dec 22, 2022
HHHK 412: PCOS - Testing, Superfoods & Supplements with Solaine Douglas
In today’s episode we are joined by Solaine Douglas to discuss PCOS, looking specifically at testing, superfoods and supplements. We cover our concerns with the current diagnostic model, the Rotterdam Criteria, and create clarity on how to achieve an accurate diagnosis. We explore testing accuracy, the role of insulin resistance, the key nutrition and lifestyle strategies, supplements, including a warning in regards to using vitex, and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/412 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
57 minutes | Dec 14, 2022
HHHK 411: Optimising Pathology Testing - Fasted, Rested, Hydrated & More with Steph Lowe
In today’s episode we turn the tables and Elly interviews me on optimizing pathology testing. We cover fasting, hydration, the impact of strenuous exercise, the role of inflammation, supplements, alcohol, hormones, sexual activity, circadian rhythm and so much more. This is a jam packed episode that will change the way you, and/or your clients, prepare for their bloods tests and seriously increase accuracy, interpretation and compliance. Let’s dive in. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/411 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
54 minutes | Dec 7, 2022
HHHK 410: Anxiety as a Symptom & the Hidden Causes with Kirsty Wirth
In today’s episode we are joined by Kirsty Wirth from Kultured Wellness to explore anxiety, and specifically, as a symptom instead of a diagnosis. Our conversation relates to the pandemic and beyond and will empower you to consider many facets - nutritional deficiencies, gut health, nervous system support, mitochondrial health, the role of screen time and so much more. Let’s dive in. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/410 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
46 minutes | Nov 30, 2022
HHHK 409: Correcting the Energy Balance & Strategies for Sports Fuelling with Thea Doyle
In today’s episode we are joined by Thea Doyle, one of our practitioners here at The Natural Nutritionist to cover energy availability and Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports, or RED-S. We cover who is impacted by this, the symptoms, health and performance consequences of under fuelling, how to fuel correctly for training, in-training strategies for endurance athletes, simple strategies to create awareness around and how to optimise your energy intake and so much more. To cover many of the foundations not discussed in this episode, please refer to episode 397, also with Thea. Let’s dive in. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/409 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
38 minutes | Nov 23, 2022
HHHK 408: Nourishing Your Little Ones with Nutrient Dense Foods with Gina Urlich
In today’s episode we are joined by Gina Urlich, clinical Nutritionist, mother of four and founder of Norish Nutrition. Together we unpack Gina’s motivation for creating Norish and share with you some of the challenges with traditional shelf stable baby foods, including heat, age and the addition of synthetic nutrients. We then look at some key nutrients, macronutrients and ingredients including iron, healthy fats, bone broth and beef liver and show you how simple it can be to nourish not only your little ones, but your whole family with nutrient dense whole foods. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/408 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
50 minutes | Nov 16, 2022
HHHK 407: Excess Weight is a Symptom - Treat the Root Cause with Elly McLean
In today’s episode we are joined by Elly McLean to discuss excess weight as a symptom and teach you how to treat the root cause. We discuss the problems with only viewing weight loss through the calorie lens, the dangers with the “healthy at any weight” slogan infiltrating social media, the common drivers to impaired fat burning including the roles of nutrient deficiencies, thyroid health and so much more. Let’s put the emotion aside and take a pragmatic and scientific approach to achieving a healthy body composition without starvation. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/407 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
57 minutes | Nov 9, 2022
HHHK 406: The Wonder Within with Dr Michelle Woolhouse
In today’s episode we are joined by Dr. Michelle Woolhouse to share with you her new project, The Wonder Within. Let us help you navigate your way through the confusion, self-doubt and overwhelm that accompanies anxiety, stress, and burnout, that has become no more prevalent and relevant than in our post-COVID era. Our hope is that you will develop a true understanding of what it means to be well, whole, and healthy. Let’s dive in. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/406 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
44 minutes | Nov 2, 2022
HHHK 405: Less is More & Treating the Root Cause with Dr Damian Kristof
In today’s episode we are joined by Dr Damian Kristof to explore the concept of ‘less is more’. We make specific reference to the use and over use of antimicrobials to treat the gut and consider when other strategies may be more useful including probiotics, colostrum, and, you maybe surprised, specific and targeted antibiotics. We explore specific myths surrounding antibiotic use including the primary difference between IV and oral routes and offer you a different perspective for when modern medicine may be the most appropriate choice. We also touch on some challenges surrounding SIBO, testing accuracy, treatment and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/405 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
54 minutes | Oct 27, 2022
HHHK 404: The Food Industry, Flavours & Fantastic Fungi with Cyndi O’Meara
In today’s episode we are joined by Cyndi O’Meara to discuss the food industry and issues including flavours and new technology - Radiant Energy Vacuum (REV) dehydration. We unpack topics including the issues with genetically modifying microbes, microwave energy and when well-meaning entrepreneurs are tricked by food manufacturers. We also share with you updates from Changing Habits, including why they have chosen hand-encapsulation for their wholefood products. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/404 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
58 minutes | Oct 20, 2022
HHHK 403: Could Your PCOS Actually Be Hypothalamic Amenorrhea? with Elly McLean
In today’s episode Elly McLean joins us to explore hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA) and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). You will learn about HA and the reasons why this evolutionary protective mechanism exists. We then discuss the most common causes of PCOS and the role of the oral contraceptive pill, the Rotterdam criteria and how the syndrome differs to polycystic ovaries, the problems with classifying an irregular period, amenorrhea or HA as PCOS, the prevalence of misdiagnoses, testing and treatment and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/403 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
55 minutes | Oct 12, 2022
HHHK 402: Parenting, Accountability & Self-Investment with Emma Maidment
In today’s episode we are joined by Emma Maidment, as she shares with us more about her year, including her recent miscarriage and desire to share her journey and break the taboo and silence that many others experience. We then discuss a whole host of topics including role modelling as parents, the importance of self-investment, why accountability is so powerful, meditation and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/402 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
49 minutes | Oct 5, 2022
HHHK 401: Shaking Up the Sleep Training Culture with Hannah Clark
In today’s episode we are joined by Hannah Clark to shake up the sleep training culture and help you with honest sleep support that empowers you to trust your instincts. We cover responsive and attachment based sleep, the role of connection, how to bridge the separation that is sleep and what is developmentally appropriate, as well as some of the problems associated with classical sleep training and advice like “drowsy but awake” and so much more. Hannah is a breath of fresh air who really helped me through some challenging times with my now 16-month daughter Rose. I hope this helps you or someone you love. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/401 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
58 minutes | Sep 28, 2022
HHHK 400: Are All Calories Created Equal? with Elly McLean
In today’s episode we are joined by Elly McLean to answer the question: are all calories created equal? You will learn how the concept of a calorie began, how energy is stored in the body, all about total daily energy expenditure, non-exercise activity thermogenesis, the role of exercise and wearable tracking devices, the thermic effect of food and so much more. This is a nuanced conversation that extends far beyond the general consensus that a calorie is simply a calorie. Let’s take a closer look. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/400 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
42 minutes | Sep 21, 2022
HHHK 399: Lifestyle Medicine, Smart Technology & Habit Stacking to Wellness with Dr Michelle Woolhouse
In today’s episode we are joined by Dr. Michelle Woolhouse to discuss lifestyle medicine, smart technology and improving your overall level of wellness. We look at nutrition, exercise, hydration, sleep, stress and relationships, as well behavioural change and habit stacking. Michelle shares with us her new project, Vively, and how her and the team are using smart technology to gamify our wellness score and ultimately, achieve self-improvement via small yet significant, sustainable changes. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/399 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
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