Episodes
In today’s episode we are again joined by Sheridan Austin, this time to discuss optimising your immune system. We explore the role of paracetamol and the additional considerations surrounding its use, as well as natural food strategies, supplement considerations, lifestyle adjustments and so much more. A very timely episode – I’m sure you will agree.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/393 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
Published 08/10/22
In today’s episode we are joined by Megan Haralampou otherwise known as The Biomedical Naturopath. We explore many aspects to fertility – adequate testing, macronutrients, micronutrients, key supplements, the importance of a healthy microbiome, how to optimise an IVF journey and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/392 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
Published 08/04/22
Published 08/04/22
In today’s episode we are joined by Jenna McDonald from The Fertility Suite to discuss conceiving over 35 and answer the question: how relevant is advanced maternal age? We discuss the relevance of the age 35, testing including AMH and your mid-luteal progesterone, the three main factors of egg count, egg reserve, conception as 50/50, or getting your partner involved, and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/391 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
Published 07/27/22
In today’s episode we are joined by Elly McLean to discuss perimenopause – onset, the relevant hormonal picture, symptoms, contributing factors, supporting strategies and so much more. This is a relevant conversation for all women, and especially those of us in our 30s and beyond. Let’s be empowered with knowledge to truly understand our cycle and contribute to reframing the conversation and stigma associated with not only our menstrual cycles, but anything associated with the m word,...
Published 07/20/22
In today’s episode we are joined by Cliff Harvey to answer the question: what do COVID adverse events and long COVID have in common? We take a dive into the research that Cliff has been conducting around immune dysregulation and modulation and the similarities between the immune response to the virus and virus analogue. We look at key nutrient interactions including vitamin D, preformed vitamin A and selenium and consider the role that broad nutrient deficiencies have on our susceptibility....
Published 07/13/22
In today’s episode we are joined by Tom Cronin to consider the concept, what could the world look like if we all meditated? Tom shares with us his personal journey of a recent 10-hour meditation, why he has been called to start training meditation teachers, meditation for our children and in our school curriculum, how this could have positively impacted recent tragic events and so much more. I personally find my conversations with Tom to be so timely and so inspiring and I hope you agree.   ...
Published 07/06/22
In today’s episode we are joined by Yara Heary, mama, therapist, speaker and coach from Life After Birth Psychology. Yara and I discuss navigating motherhood and all its’ complexities, including family of origin, rage and our hierarchy of needs. I have been following Yara’s work for some time, and have learned so much from her personal journey and professional knowledge. And, family of origin applies to all of us, so please join us for this conversation that starts with mothers and goes...
Published 06/29/22
In today's episode, we are joined by Brett Robinson for an inspiring conversation about non-negotiables morning routines and gratitude, plus how to make sure it all happens no matter how busy you are. Brett is a hands on father of two and I relate so much to his journey and I'm so appreciative of his transparency, motivation and advice. This was just what I needed to hear, and I hope you to have some incredible takeaways to action after today's conversation. Let's welcome Brett back to the...
Published 06/22/22
In today’s episode we are joined by our nutrition coach here at The Natural Nutritionist, Bianca, to discuss Group B Strep, or GBS. We teach you the importance of language, early prevention, what the literature shows, how to make an informed decision, alternatives to the standard of care in Australia, the necessary paradigm shift required when it comes to pregnancy, birthing and beyond and so much more.     Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/385 for show notes, episode transcripts...
Published 06/15/22
In today’s episode we are joined by Dr. David G. Harper to explore two new papers – “The carbohydrate-insulin model: a physiological perspective on the obesity pandemic” and “Effects of a low-carbohydrate diet on insulin-resistant dyslipoproteinemia - a randomized controlled feeding trial”. This is a fantastic discussion that dispels the energy balance model (EBM) of obesity and continues to unpack the roles of low carb, keto, insulin and saturated fats and optimal health. I hope you enjoy...
Published 06/08/22
In today’s episode we are joined by Solaine Douglas to explore thyroid health, looking specifically at the key nutrients you need to make your thyroid hormones, the problems with only testing TSH, the challenges inherent the standard intervention of only Thyroxine, autoimmunity, prescribing therapeutic doses of selenium, the benefits and pitfalls of iodine supplementation and so much more.  Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/383 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
Published 06/01/22
It’s hard to truly detail Caitlin’s incredible CV, however let me set the scene by saying that she is a full spectrum doula taught by Rhea Dempsey, a postpartum doula taught by Anna Watts and a registered Kinesiologist with the ICPKP school of Australia. Caitlin is co-author of the incredible bible, Nourishing Those Who Nurture, and today she and I explore the importance of the first 40 days, the role of and how to create your modern day village, how to truly nourish the mother, how to get...
Published 05/25/22
Dr. Sarah Buckley really need no introduction but for those of you who are yet to come across her work, she is a New Zealand-trained family physician with additional qualifications in obstetrics and family planning. She is the mother of four home-born children, and currently combines motherhood with her work as a writer on pregnancy, birth and parenting. Her book, Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering has played a huge role in my life and today we really just touch the surface of Sarah’s work,...
Published 05/18/22
In today’s episode we turn the tables and Elly interviews me on one of my favourite topics – low iron, heavy periods and why the Mirena (or Kyleena, for that matter) isn’t the answer. Our hope is that you learn many of the natural strategies that we use to both resolve heavy menstrual bleeding and the associated low iron levels, and that you leave feeling empowered, knowing that there is a holistic way to manage your symptoms, regain your quality of life, and avoid Maltofer, Ferro-grad C,...
Published 05/12/22
In today’s episode we are joined by Elly McLean to discuss your menstrual cycle – how to understand the four distinct phases, timing for testing reproductive hormones, subtle nutrition adjustments that you may need to make, how to manage your cravings, how to optimise your movement schedule and so much more. Let’s dive in. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/379 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
Published 05/04/22
In today’s episode we are joined by holistic Chiropractor Aimee Brown to explore posture, digestion and optimal health. We look at the role of posture in relation in brain function and longevity, how movement and variety of movement influences your cognition – this especially applies to those of us with very sedentary occupations - the influence of posture on your digestive system, the basics for optimal health and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/378 for show notes,...
Published 04/27/22
In today’s episode we are again joined by Solaine Douglas to take a deep dive into women’s health and menstrual health education, unpacking the problems with the standard of care and conventional wisdom. The specific areas we cover include birth control and period education, our conception and fertility landscape and the significant gaps that we see in testing for optimal health, then equally, the conversation around oestrogen and bone health and what this means for peri and menopausal women....
Published 04/20/22
In today’s episode we are joined by Rhea Dempsey, who, for the few of you who don’t know, is a childbirth educator, speaker, counsellor, birth attendant and founder of Birthing Wisdom. Rhea’s work continues to be revolutionary, allowing women interested in natural birth to find or regain their power and truly know that the natural birth they dream of is possible. Rhea and I discuss normal physiological birth and unpack topics within including the role of pain, the epidural, the cascade of...
Published 04/13/22
In today’s episode we are joined by Kat John to explore what her recent deep self-enquiry has revealed for her personally, and how this may translate into helping you to achieve the kind of life you have always wanted. We look at the roles of the masculine and the feminine and unpack how Kat has tuned into her feminine to reshape her business, how she views her beauty, how she serves the world, her community and her family and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/375 for...
Published 04/06/22
In today’s episode we are joined by Adam Gibson from Parents with Questions. Parents with Questions is a bunch of parents with curious minds who want to make sure we have all the information about COVID vaccinations for our kids. We want to encourage each other to do our own research, trust our wisdom as parents and say ‘no’ until we are 100% sure. Adam and I welcome open minds, open hearts and serious questions. Will you join us? Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/374 for show notes,...
Published 03/30/22
In today’s episode we are joined by Rinat Strahlhofer & Tom Barnett to explore 5G technology. Together with their community they are on a global mission to minimise harmful exposures to wireless radiation, empower people to use technology in a safe and meaningful way, and to ensure the tech and telco industries are held accountable. Come with me on this journey to understanding 5G - keep your mind open and your thinking critical, as it’s a topic that not many are ready to hear. Head to...
Published 03/23/22
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...
Published 03/16/22
In today’s episode we are joined by our incredible nutrition coach here at The Natural Nutritionist, Bianca, to discuss the problems with the conventional approach to gestational diabetes. You will learn preconception and trimester one strategies, the role of accurate testing, the problems with the oral glucose tolerance test and conventional gestational diabetes guidance, how COVID-19 has changed the standard of care, the impact of nutrition, stress and sleep, the importance of finding your...
Published 03/09/22
In today’s episode we are joined by Elly McLean to discuss nutrient deficiencies and your menstrual cycle. We explore plant-based specifics, the impact of undereating, and the relevance of macronutrients and micronutrients, before taking a closer look at zinc, iodine, vitamin A, iron and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/370 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
Published 03/02/22