Published 09/29/23
In today’s episode we are joined by Luke Hines to discuss the dark side of social media. We explore the algorithm and how it impacts those of us who run their business online, our concerns with how social media has a negative impact on our mental health, our experiences with online bullying, how to create healthy social media boundaries and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/452 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
Published 09/29/23
In today’s episode we are joined by Naturopath and Nutritionist Rhiannon Hardingham from RH Reproductive Health. Together we explore your hormones on the journey from your late reproductive years, through perimenopause and menopause, to post menopause. We discuss the four distinct stages, the role of functional pathology testing and interpretation, the issues with extremely medicalised approaches and medical misogyny, MHT, the importance of health literacy and informed consent and so much...
Published 09/21/23
In today’s episode we are joined by Solaine Douglas to discuss Ozempic – the diabetes drug taking social media and the world by storm, being used off label for weight loss, with seriously concerning side effects. We discuss the issues with Ozempic, including the dangers associated with very low calorie diets, the social implications of food restrictions, how this impacts our thyroid, reproductive and metabolic health, why we need to reframe weight loss as fat loss specifically, and so much...
Published 09/13/23
In today’s episode we are joined by Ashleigh Warner, family psychologist from Holistic Family Psychologist and Raising Humans Kind. Together we explore what she prefers to call respectful parenting, discussing the roles of attachment, simplicity, connection and co-regulation, the impacts of our modern system and traditional forms of discipline such as time-outs, how to navigate children who hit, her favourite shows for children under seven years of age (and like me, you might be surprised at...
Published 09/07/23
In today’s episode our in-house Naturopath, Steph Pearson, explores fertility through an assisted reproductive lens. We take a closer look at the statistics and the primary drivers of our infertility crisis, the issues with a more conventional approach especially the lack of thorough investigations and a focus on quantity not quality, a “food first” approach and the key fertile foods to consider, the roles of strategic supplementation, stress management, acupuncture and so much more....
Published 08/31/23
In today’s episode we are joined by Elly Mclean to explore all things intermittent fasting and time restrictive feeding (TRF) in women. We consider the existing research, how this applies to women of menstrual cycle age, how to use your menstrual cycle as your monthly report card, who should practice longer fasts and who shouldn’t, how to maximise TRF, the power of cycle tracking and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/447 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
Published 08/24/23
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 08/17/23
In today’s episode we are joined by Sarah Rusbatch, Australia's leading Grey Area Drinking Coach who works with individuals across the globe to break free of their drinking habits. We explore her story and the turning point for her to stop drinking, what is "grey area drinking", why her demographic is predominately women aged 40+ and their increased susceptibility to alcohol, the impact of the mental load of motherhood and cultural narratives around alcohol, how you can navigate a...
Published 08/09/23
In today’s episode we are joined by Melissa Kovacevic from The Seed Cycle to share with you her story and why she is on a missing to help you restore hormonal balance, naturally. We discuss the roles of menstrual cycle education, body literacy and ovulation preservation, and in contrast, the oral contraceptive pill. You will learn about the key nutrients required throughout the phases of your menstrual cycle, the importance of phytoestrogens, vitamin E and fibre, the role of your hormones in...
Published 08/02/23
In today’s episode we are joined by Solaine Douglas, to explore everything you need to know about continuous glucose monitoring, or CGM. We uncover the what, the how and the why, exploring the role of CGM for the foundations of blood sugar control, fat loss, PCOS, diabetes, avoiding the oral glucose tolerance test or navigating gestational diabetes and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/443 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
Published 07/26/23
In today’s episode we are joined by Dr Thea Bowler, gynaecologist and fertility specialist to explore pelvic pain. We take a closer look at the historical approach to treating pelvic pain and Thea shares her concerns with using a repeat surgery model. We look at the multiple potential root causes of pain, including endometriosis, pelvic floor sensitivity and trauma, explore a treatment model including natural and medical interventions, consider the future of women’s reproductive health and so...
Published 07/19/23
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 07/12/23
In today’s episode we are joined by Dr Damian Kristof to explore acute versus chronic health care, via the lens of our health industry, examining the dangers of extremism, when antibiotics are essential, when I personally recommend the use of the thyroid medication, Thyroxine, body-identical hormones and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/440 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
Published 07/05/23
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 06/28/23
In today’s episode we are joined by Rachel Larsson, to take a deeper dive into the all-too-common symptom of bloating. We discuss the basis of optimal digestive health, including my favourite, the impact of the nervous system, the roles of IBS and SIBO, specific functional tests and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/438 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
Published 06/27/23
In today's episode we are joined by Georgie Collinson to discuss anxiety, perfectionism and your inner child. We discussed how important it is to look back at your childhood, to work on your subconscious mind and to get to know your inner child. We uncover how and why anxiety and perfectionism start in childhood, the importance of co regulation, the role of hypnotherapy, and so much more. Visit https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/437 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
Published 06/14/23
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 06/07/23
In today’s episode we are joined by Jeff Chilton to explore medicinal mushrooms – their natural growing cycle, the difference between mushroom and mycelium and their main active ingredients. We share with you the benefits of three particular mushrooms – Shiitake, Reishi and Turkey tail, plus Jeff gives his thoughts on psilocybin and where this may take the future of mental health. We also uncover the mushroom supplement industry, the use of mushrooms from China, product quality testing and so...
Published 06/01/23
In today’s episode we are joined by Kirsty Wirth from Kultured Wellness to discuss homeostasis, hormesis and your comfort zone. We explore the importance of resilience, how developing resilience relates to your microbiome health, the role of nature and “the three-day effect”, how we can role model for our children and so much more. This conversation really got me thinking about my life and planted a seed for me to keep stepping outside of my comfort zone to experience the benefits for myself...
Published 05/25/23
In today’s episode we are joined by Dr Damian Kristof to explore the Blue Zones, and in particular, his love of Ikaria, Greece. You will learn how one third of Ikaria's population lives past the age of 90, and that they do this without a single extreme. This is a super inspiring conversation that left me planning my next holiday to experience the so-called mystery, first-hand.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/433 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
Published 05/17/23
In today’s episode we are joined by Solaine Douglas to discuss polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS. We explore the four types of PCOS and then unpack the most prevalent cause of androgen excess, high insulin. We look at the conventional treatment recommendation of Metformin including the risks of B12 and folate deficiency as well as mitochondrial dysfunction and inflammation, and guide you to a holistic approach for remission using wholefoods and potentially a number of key supporting...
Published 05/10/23
In today’s episode we are joined by Luka McCabe to share with you her journey from nurse and midwife to the owner and director of the widely popular company Boob to Food. We discuss the inspiration behind Boob to Food and Luka’s challenges with the world of infant nutrition, as well as teach you how to navigate starting solids, “fussy” toddlers, meal times and why connecting over food is one of the most important things we can do as a family. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/431...
Published 05/03/23
In today’s episode we are joined by Alice Nicholls for a cup-filling conversation about self-worth, perfectionism and the health industry. We explore the foundations of health and vitality, our issues with and her journey within the health industry, what is truly anti-ageing, how to come home to yourself and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/430 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
Published 04/27/23
In today’s episode we share with you an episode from The Holistic Sister with Eliza Hedley to talk all about thyroid health, specifically Hashimoto’s. Let’s take a deeper dive into autoimmunity, root causes, the role of Thyroxine, medication-free treatment strategies, the potential of remission and so much more.   Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/429 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
Published 04/19/23