Episodes
In today’s episode Solaine Douglas interviews me on all things male fertility and hormones. We discuss the need for a more comprehensive approach to male fertility diagnostics and treatment, emphasizing the importance of including men in the fertility conversation from day one. We explore comprehensive male hormone assessments and individualised support, six months prior to conception. We also highlight the importance of optimizing male fertility through a holistic approach that considers...
Published 06/19/24
In today’s episode we are joined by Kira Sutherland, to discuss teens - athletes, RED-S, low iron and more. Kira shares with us the primary reasons teens come to work with her and the positive relationship between nutrition and athletic performance rather than it solely being about body composition or aesthetics. We explore RED-S - Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport - and how this affects male and female athletes, how common low iron is for teens, the root cause approach and so much more. ...
Published 06/12/24
Published 06/12/24
In today’s episode we are joined by Steph Pearson to discuss the complex relationship between hormonal imbalances and nutrition, particularly in relation to reproductive health. We highlight the causes and consequences of hormonal imbalances, including hypothalamic amenorrhea, the importance of menstrual cycle tracking, the potential impact of biohacking trends like fasting and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/488 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
Published 06/10/24
In today’s episode we are joined by Kirsty Wirth from Kultured Wellness to explore the recent surge in ADHD diagnoses. We discuss the importance of understanding and managing your symptoms through routines, boundaries and sleep, while addressing root causes such as overstimulation and imbalanced cerebellum function. We discuss the effects of excessive screen time on brain development and behaviour in children, the challenges of perimenopause and hormone imbalances in women, the importance of...
Published 05/30/24
In today’s episode we are joined by Holly Sinclair, a fierce advocate for women’s health and wellness., who helps women (and men) overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles to conceive. We talk about preconception and male factor fertility issues, semen analysis, functional testing, our challenges with the term “unexplained infertility” and traditional IVF approaches, the vaginal microbiome, ureaplasma infections and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/486 for...
Published 05/22/24
In today’s episode we are joined by Rachel Larsson to explore what’s new in microbiome testing. We look specifically to CoBiome and their new dream tests, MetaXplore GI and MetaXplore GI Plus, tests that many practitioners including myself have been waiting for, for many years. You will learn the importance of metagenomic sequencing, the functional gut microbiome profile including metabolites, targeted pathogen and parasite panels, and their limitations, a functional gut microbiome profile...
Published 05/15/24
In today’s episode we are joined by Dr Anthea Todd, women's health practitioner and Chiropractor, with a little bit of spice. Anthea is the author of the recently released 'What's My Body Telling Me?' and today we explore your symptoms, how your body is the solution, not the problem, the four fundamentals of women’s health - nervous system, metabolism, blood sugars and nutrients - and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/484 for show notes, episode transcripts and...
Published 05/08/24
In today’s episode we are joined by Dr. Michelle Woolhouse to explore mind-body medicine or psychoneuroimmunology and how it relates to medicine, dis-ease and wellness. We consider the role of the nervous system in many chronic diseases and reframe anxiety as a powerful teacher, suffering as an opportunity for powerful growth and our own vulnerability as the catalyst for global change.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/483 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
Published 05/01/24
In today’s episode we are again joined by Rhea Dempsey, childbirth educator and author of two incredible bibles – Birth with Confidence and Beyond the Birth Plan. Together we explore birth trauma – the statistics, the realities, the role of Queen oxytocin, the butterfly effect of synthetic oxytocin, the 2024 Senate inquiry into birth trauma and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/482 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
Published 04/24/24
In today’s episode I am very excited to introduce you to Nikki Williams from Mentwell. Nikki shares with us her own personal health and wellness journey and how this led her to her purpose – changing lives with empathetic gifting. We talk about mental health and the stigmas we still face, the role of therapy versus other modalities including somatic therapy, empathetic as opposed to material gifting, how you can be involved in her mission to save lives globally and so much more. Head to ...
Published 04/17/24
In today’s episode we are joined by our new TNN practitioner, Steph Pearson to explore endometriosis, or endo. Steph shares with us her personal journey with endo from a young age and how this played out under a conventional medical model. We explore the potential root causes of endo, including inflammation, estrogen and LPS, the common symptom presentation, the role of progesterone, pelvic ultrasounds, the significance of adequate pathology testing and interpretation, a whole food...
Published 04/10/24
In today’s episode we are joined by Dr Stacy Sims, international exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist who aims to revolutionize exercise nutrition and performance for women, focusing on female athlete health and performance and pushing the dogma to improve research on all women. We have such a wide-ranging conversation under the banner of her famous tagline, “women are not small men”, including research, nutrition, training, the menstrual cycle, periods, endometriosis, perimenopause,...
Published 04/03/24
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/478 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
Published 03/27/24
In today’s episode we turn the tables and Solaine interviews me on a much awaited topic – low iron, pregnancy and why Matlofer or an iron infusion isn’t the answer. We explore the role of iron in pregnancy, the importance of haemoglobin, our misdirected obsession towards ferritin, the problems with conventional pathology reference ranges, my concerns with Maltofer, Ferro-grad C and high saturation, all about hepcidin, iron infusions plus what you can do and so much more. Head to ...
Published 03/20/24
In today’s episode we are joined by Kira Sutherland, to discuss fasting for women. We consider traditional Naturopathic models of fasting in comparison to the popularised versions of our current day, our concerns around long-term fasting and nutrient intake, fasting and training, the role of coffee in fasting, how to truly fast like a woman and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts476 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
Published 03/13/24
In today’s episode we are joined by Solaine Douglas to explore weight loss versus fat loss, Ozempic, PCOS and more. We explore weight loss versus body composition changes, our concerns with nutrient deficiencies and the long term implications of traditional diet culture, proper testing and interpretation for PCOS, insulin resistance, thyroid diagnosis and treatment, the importance of tracking your intake for health and fat loss and so much more.   Head to...
Published 03/06/24
In today’s episode we are joined by Stella Ladikos, fierce mental health advocate, counsellor, speaker, and huge believer in therapy to discuss mental health. We explore “mental health first aid” and the importance of us all becoming “everyday heroes” and developing skills in empathy and listening versus our default “fix-it mode”. Stella teaches us what we can say to help our loved ones, how to approach a loved one who appears to be struggling with their mental health, the importance of...
Published 02/28/24
In today’s episode we are joined by Dr. David Harper, to uncover the dark side of the class of drugs known as glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) analogs, with the most well-known being Ozempic. We explore weight loss versus fat loss, our concerns with long term caloric restriction, the mild and serious potential side effects of these pharmaceuticals, our issues with the lack of regulation surrounding social media influencers, prescribing doctors and now, purchasing websites where no...
Published 02/21/24
In today’s episode we are joined by Thea Doyle to teach you how to fuel your cycle. We cover the importance of understanding your menstrual cycle and the four key phases, including how and what to track, the significance of ovulation and the role of ovulation predictor kits. We then examine the follicular and luteal phases and uncover the key differences in macronutrient utilisation, performance, exercise intensity, hydration and so much more. This is not just for athletes, this is for every...
Published 02/14/24
In today’s episode we are joined by Elly McLean to help you find your health mojo for February and beyond. We explore the common conversations we have both been having with our one-on-one clients already this year, and take you through how to find your why, the power of continuous tracking (and we don’t mean the number on the scales), “quitter’s day” and the importance of accountability, specific goal setting and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/471 for show...
Published 02/07/24
In today’s episode we are joined by Jenna McDonald to discuss the assisted reproductive technology of egg freezing. We look closely at this so-called “fertility preservation” and explore the process of egg freezing, the true statistics involved in achieving a live birth, ethical considerations, including the role of social media and influencers, the emotional and financial costs, how to be on the right side of the stats via your preparation and so much more. Head to...
Published 01/31/24
In today’s episode we are joined by Dr David Harper to explore the latest in ketogenic breast cancer research. We specifically speak to his recently published study, ‘Feasibility and metabolic outcomes of a well-formulated ketogenic diet as an adjuvant therapeutic intervention for women with stage IV metastatic breast cancer: The Keto-Care trial’. As well as unpacking what it takes to conduct a trial of this experimental design, we look at what improvements can be obtained with both 3 and 6...
Published 01/25/24
In today’s episode we are joined by Dr Damian Kristof to explore what he has learned from the Blue Zones all these years since their discovery, and his thoughts on Ikaria, Sardina, Okinawa, and the soon-to-be added, Singapore. We explore quality versus quantity of life, the foundations of longevity, biohacking and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/468 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
Published 01/17/24
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 01/10/24