Each week Steph Lowe speaks with experts from all over the world in the areas of nutrition, microbiome health, environmental sustainability, psychology, meditation and more. Together we’ll teach you the answers to becoming healthy, happy and a more conscious human, and why your contribution to the planet truly matters.
HHHK 424: Reframing Self Love, Embodiment & Motherhood with Emma Maidment
55:55In today’s episode we are joined by Emma Maidment, as she shares with us a life and motherhood update, including her pregnancy and first trimester, while nursing a two-year-old. We then discuss self-love, reframed as self-investment, to allow us to show up as the best version of ourselves and have this energy flow into our relationships, our work and of course, our parenting. We discuss generational differences and the power our generation has to role model this, as well the importance of having your basic core needs met, how to navigate the challenges of this season with grace (most of the time), the role of meditation and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/424 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
HHHK 423: Autophagy - Ancient Wisdom for a Modern World with Yoko Inoue
50:22In today’s episode we are joined by Yoko Inoue, to discuss autophagy and how this ancient wisdom may benefit you in a modern world. We look at the history, the benefits, the primary ways to stimulate autophagy, including particular foods, herbs and medicinal mushrooms; the Fasting Mimicking Diet, or FMD, and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/423 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
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HHHK 422: Examining Iron in Pregnancy with Elly McLean
42:58In today’s episode Elly and I take a closer look at iron in pregnancy. We discuss the role of preconception iron stores, the challenges with conventional reference ranges and recommendations, the risks of iron infusions, plus how to approach a situation where you may be offered one and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/422 for show notes, episode transcripts and more. Join Understanding Low Iron - Root Cause, Pregnancy & the Iron-Thyroid Connection here: https://bit.ly/ULI_Masterclass
HHHK 421: Glyphosate - Destroying Weeds, our Health & the Environment with Cyndi O'Meara
54:22In today’s episode we are joined by Cyndi O'Meara to discuss glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weed killer, Round-Up (amongst many other products). You will learn the health and environmental consequences of glyphosate exposure, including its antibiotic-like nature and the impact this has on food intolerances and gut health, auto-immunity, autism, cancer and more. We update you on the court cases and multi-billion dollar pay-outs made by Bayer (Monsanto) and explore the recent announcement by countries including Mexico who are aiming to achieve a total ban of glyphosate by 2024. I hope we inspire you to take action, remembering that you have the power and that every decision you make truly counts. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/421 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
HHHK 420: Understanding Hypothyroidism with Steph Lowe
40:58In today’s episode we share with you an episode from The Holistic Sister with Eliza Hedley to talk all about thyroid health, specifically hypothyroidism. We discuss the roles of the thyroid, symptoms of hypothyroidism, the roles of key nutrients, especially iodine, the impact of excessive caloric restriction, the role of stress, hypothyroidism progressing to autoimmune thyroid disease, testing, natural treatment strategies and such much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/420 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
HHHK 419: Is Your IBS BS? with Rachel Larsson
54:43In today’s episode we are joined by holistic gut health expert, Nutritionist and Naturopath, Rachel Larsson, to answer the question: is your IBS BS? We explore root causes including the roles of the vagal nerve and heart rate variability, the differences between food intolerances and food allergies, SIBO, SIFO, functional testing and so much more. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/419 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
HHHK 418: Pregnancy Myths & Misconceptions with Steph Lowe
51:12In 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.
HHHK 417: Mitochondria - Chronic Disease or the Fountain of Youth with Dr David Harper
1:05:39In 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.
HHHK 416: Could Gilbert's Syndrome Explain Your Gut, Period, Mental Health or Alcohol Issues? with Solaine Douglas
45:32In 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.
HHHK 415: Addressing the Root Cause of Low Iron with Elly McLean
46:40In 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.