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Alison Mitchell

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Guts and Girl Bits

Guts and Girl Bits

Alison Mitchell

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Guts and Girl BitsGuts and Girl Bits covers all things digestion and women's health such a period problems, gut health, hormonal imbalances, pregnancy and parenting related topics. Hosted by Sydney based Naturopath Alison Mitchell with various guests.Learn about how to improve yours and your families health naturally and be empowered with knowledge. ~Alison is a Clinical Naturopath based in NSW, Australia. Contact her on Facebook or via www.naturopathnsw.com.au All information is general and not a specific recommendation that replaces consulting with a practitioner. Please talk to your healthcare practitioner before undertaking any changes to your treatment regime.Image @_arlakayIntro music is Flutter by Jahzzar http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/Onus/Flutter_master

Latest Episodes

A Holistic Guide to PCOS - Episode 47

PCOS, also known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a complex condition that can significantly affect a woman’s quality of life. One of the biggest ways it does this is by impacting on a women's ability to conceive and maintain a pregnancy, but it can also impact a woman's self-esteem by making it difficult to lose weight, it causes acne and hair issues, such as too much hair where a woman doesn't want it to be, and potentially thinning of scalp hair. Of course, there is more to it than that, but those are the major things that women report as the issues they're most upset by. In this article and podcast, I will discuss the lack of awareness and poor understanding surrounding PCOS, how it is often misunderstood and why its name has a role in this. I discuss the common, and not so common signs and symptoms of PCOS and talk about the driving factors that can cause PCOS to develop. I talk about how PCOS is often diagnosed and discuss some of the key ways PCOS can be addressed naturally.

24 min3 w ago
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A Holistic Guide to PCOS - Episode 47

How to Manage Thyroid Nodules Naturally with Lisa Costa-Bir - Episode 46

Naturopaths Lisa Costa-Bir and Alison Mitchell talk about thyroid nodules in this episode. Thyroid nodules are typically identified thyroid an ultrasound and indicate the presence of a growth of abnormal cells within the thyroid gland. Nodules vary in their sizes and impact, and while some may wish to manage this, many people may be told they have a nodule yet can observe no negative impact from it. It can be a diagnosis that brings uncertainty and confusion, and so we would like to share information about what thyroid nodules can mean, as well as how to help manage them naturally. Alison - https://www.naturopathnsw.com.au Lisa - https://www.lisacostabirnaturopath.com/ https://www.naturopathnsw.com.au/how-to-manage-thyroid-nodules-naturally

36 minAUG 28
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How to Manage Thyroid Nodules Naturally with Lisa Costa-Bir - Episode 46

A Naturopath's Guide to SIBO with Kirsten Greene - Episode 45

In this episode I chat with the lovely Kirsten Greene (previously Swales) all about SIBO and she shares her wealth of knowledge about what this condition is, and the process of overcoming it. If you have difficulty with bloating or other tummy problems you should definitely listen to this episode. The health of our gut is so important in all aspects of our wellbeing and you deserve to be free from gut discomfort. Kirsten Swales has been a practicing Naturopath, Nutritionist and Western Medical Herbalist for the past seven years, and specialises in working with clients who have SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth). Kirsten has worked in Australia, South Africa and Europe and consults with clients worldwide online. Originally from South Africa, trained and qualified in Australia, Kirsten is a practising member of Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia and now calls Bali, Indonesia home. Her primary focus is helping women heal their digestive issues so they can enj...

68 minJUN 8
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A Naturopath's Guide to SIBO with Kirsten Greene - Episode 45

PMS and PMDD with Naturopath Lisa Costa Bir - Episode 44

While PMS may be common is is not 'normal' and can be a sign of deeper hormonal imbalances. PMS can express in different ways (there are 150 different type of signs and symptoms that can be attributed to PMS)and one of the more severe forms of this is PMDD (Premenstrual dysphoric disorder). While up to 80% of women experience symptoms of PMS, 8% of women experience a more severe type of PMS called PMDD, and usually starts occurring straight after ovulation (yep, these women often experience 14 days of severe mood symptoms such as aggression, hostility, paranoia, anxiety and depression ). Naturopath Lisa Costa Bir shares her knowledge on how to nourish your hormones and to address the driving factors that cause PMS and we dive deep into PMDD. Read more here: https://www.naturopathnsw.com.au/category/podcast Get in touch with LISA https://www.lisacostabirnaturopath.com/

46 minAPR 21
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PMS and PMDD with Naturopath Lisa Costa Bir - Episode 44

Elemental and Intuitive Eating with Clara Bailey - Episode 43

I am joined with the ever graceful and wise Clara Bailey from Mediatrix Wellness. In this episode Clara shares her wisdom about elemental eating - how you can gain health and peace with your diet by eating in alignment with the elements. You will learn what the elements represent and support in your body, what foods and eating practices can increased or reduce certain elements. We also chat about intuitive eating, and how this practice can help to reduce binge eating, emotional eating and can help you to build a beautiful relationship with food. When you combine elemental eating with intuitive eating, it is a recipe for long lasting health. Links we discussed: Links we mentioned: Intuitive Eating - by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch Book: https://www.amazon.com/Intuitive-Eating-Revolutionary-Program-Works-ebook/dp/B006ZL3P4G Workbook: https://www.amazon.com/Intuitive-Eating-Workbook-Principles-Relationship/dp/1626256225/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Elemental Eating: A...

56 min2019 DEC 29
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Elemental and Intuitive Eating with Clara Bailey - Episode 43

Thyroid Problems after having a baby - with Renae Bartlett. Episode 42

After just having had a baby, being told that you have post-partum thyroiditis is not fun at all. You'd much rather put all your energy into your cute little bundle. Potentially, many mothers don't feel themselves, and unknowingly struggle with symptoms of post-partum thyroiditis because they don't know of it to ask for diagnosis and help. This episode will help to provide tools to those who have been told they have this condition, and information for any mothers that may suspect something is 'just not right'. I interview nutritionist Renae Bartlett who has experienced post partum thyroiditis herself and has made it her mission to help other mothers through this journey as well. You can contact me on www.naturopathnsw.com.au About Renae: Renae Bartlett is a Clinical Nutritionist who until 12 months ago, was based in Adelaide South Australia. She is currently residing in Canada for the next two years with her husband, one year old daughter and their dog Diego. Renae assists people by...

33 min2019 NOV 24
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Thyroid Problems after having a baby - with Renae Bartlett. Episode 42

Healing Autoimmune Disease by sorting out gut health, hormonal health and mould with Jenn Malecha

In this episode I’m joined with Jenn Malecha – also know as the (W)holistic Health Boss. I had a great time chatting with Jenn about her own health journey but she shared a lot of knowledge about functioning testing and considerations for chronic health conditions. We talk about how if you have a chronic illness, you need to look at getting your hormones and gut health under control to achieve long lasting results, and we also chat about black mould. We discuss: Jenn’s journey with her health overcoming autoimmune disease by battling hormone imbalance, mould and gut issues. The benefit of functional testing to put together the puzzle of your health, especially talking about the DUTCH test to look at your hormones and stress hormones indepth, and microbiome (stool) test options. How for some people, black mould can dramatically affect your health, and what to do to get on top of it. What major hormonal issues Jenn sees affecting women’s health. How to work out the causes of why y...

47 min2019 OCT 4
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Healing Autoimmune Disease by sorting out gut health, hormonal health and mould with Jenn Malecha

Reducing Chemicals To Protect Future Generations with Tabitha McIntosh

I'm joined with Naturopath extraordinaire Tabitha McIntosh. In this episode of Guts and Girl Bits (formally 'Health & Wellbeing Podcast') we chat about how the chemicals in our food and environment can impact on our health in more ways than we know. We also chat about how chemical exposure can impact on fertility, pregnancy outcomes and can impact on the health of our children, and even our grandchildren. We also talk about how certain chemicals and pollutants can affect hormonal health and wellbeing. But just chatting about how these chemicals can impact on our health isn't that good unless we also talk about how to reduce your exposure and help your body to heal. Tabitha shares some of her recommendations to reduce toxin exposure to toxins and pollutants from many different sources. https://www.naturopathnsw.com.au/reducing-chemicals-to-protect-future-generations Tabitha McIntosh is an experienced and respected Naturopath, clinical Nutritionist and educator. She is based in Woolla...

52 min2019 SEP 23
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Reducing Chemicals To Protect Future Generations with Tabitha McIntosh

Easing the pains of pregnancy - with Women's Physio Brooke Hile #39

How does your body change during pregnancy? How can you ease the discomfort of some of the common changes that occur and can cause pain such as pubic symphysis dysfunction, back and hip pain and abdominal separation. Previously named 'The Health & Wellbeing Podcast', now 'Guts and Girl Bits' - delving into all things women's health, digestion, kid's health and more. This episode we are joined once again with the lovely Brooke Hile, Women's Health Physio. Recorded in Brooke's backyard you get to enjoy the sounds of nature, plus a few contribution's from Brooke's puppy Simba. We chat about topics such as constipation, pelvic alignment, c-sections, abdominal separation, pubic symphysis dysfunction, pelvic floor preparation for birth, tearing, birth interventions, back pain during pregnancy and after birth, and varicose veins. We also answer some listener questions: - Once I've fallen pregnant is it safe to continue training? - Are there any exercises you shouldn’t do during pregnancy ...

63 min2019 AUG 7
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Easing the pains of pregnancy - with Women's Physio Brooke Hile #39

Coeliac Disease - How to take control of your health and healing your gut with herbs. Episode 38

Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease that causes strong reactions to wheat. It can affect your hormonal health, mental health, nutritional status and more. In this episode I chat with herbalist Sarah Corbett about her personal journey with coeliac disease, and the herbal allies she used to help herself heal. We chat a lot about coeliac disease in general and a little about women's health and the risks of gluten contamination that people with coeliac / celiac disease need to be aware of in their herbs and supplements. Podcast breakdown 3:13 Sarah’s experiences growing herbs in her garden 4:17 What’s the difference between gluten intolerance, wheat allergy and coeliac disease. Sarah’s journey of being diagnosed with coeliac disease, and the healing process 09:46 the difficulties of a coeliac diet 10:45 how rare is coeliac disease, the prevalence of women having coeliac disease and autoimmune conditions 14:30 the symptoms Sarah was experiencing to prompt her seeking a diagnosis ...

56 min2019 JUL 14
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Coeliac Disease - How to take control of your health and healing your gut with herbs. Episode 38

Latest Episodes

A Holistic Guide to PCOS - Episode 47

PCOS, also known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a complex condition that can significantly affect a woman’s quality of life. One of the biggest ways it does this is by impacting on a women's ability to conceive and maintain a pregnancy, but it can also impact a woman's self-esteem by making it difficult to lose weight, it causes acne and hair issues, such as too much hair where a woman doesn't want it to be, and potentially thinning of scalp hair. Of course, there is more to it than that, but those are the major things that women report as the issues they're most upset by. In this article and podcast, I will discuss the lack of awareness and poor understanding surrounding PCOS, how it is often misunderstood and why its name has a role in this. I discuss the common, and not so common signs and symptoms of PCOS and talk about the driving factors that can cause PCOS to develop. I talk about how PCOS is often diagnosed and discuss some of the key ways PCOS can be addressed naturally.

24 min3 w ago
Comments
A Holistic Guide to PCOS - Episode 47

How to Manage Thyroid Nodules Naturally with Lisa Costa-Bir - Episode 46

Naturopaths Lisa Costa-Bir and Alison Mitchell talk about thyroid nodules in this episode. Thyroid nodules are typically identified thyroid an ultrasound and indicate the presence of a growth of abnormal cells within the thyroid gland. Nodules vary in their sizes and impact, and while some may wish to manage this, many people may be told they have a nodule yet can observe no negative impact from it. It can be a diagnosis that brings uncertainty and confusion, and so we would like to share information about what thyroid nodules can mean, as well as how to help manage them naturally. Alison - https://www.naturopathnsw.com.au Lisa - https://www.lisacostabirnaturopath.com/ https://www.naturopathnsw.com.au/how-to-manage-thyroid-nodules-naturally

36 minAUG 28
Comments
How to Manage Thyroid Nodules Naturally with Lisa Costa-Bir - Episode 46

A Naturopath's Guide to SIBO with Kirsten Greene - Episode 45

In this episode I chat with the lovely Kirsten Greene (previously Swales) all about SIBO and she shares her wealth of knowledge about what this condition is, and the process of overcoming it. If you have difficulty with bloating or other tummy problems you should definitely listen to this episode. The health of our gut is so important in all aspects of our wellbeing and you deserve to be free from gut discomfort. Kirsten Swales has been a practicing Naturopath, Nutritionist and Western Medical Herbalist for the past seven years, and specialises in working with clients who have SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth). Kirsten has worked in Australia, South Africa and Europe and consults with clients worldwide online. Originally from South Africa, trained and qualified in Australia, Kirsten is a practising member of Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia and now calls Bali, Indonesia home. Her primary focus is helping women heal their digestive issues so they can enj...

68 minJUN 8
Comments
A Naturopath's Guide to SIBO with Kirsten Greene - Episode 45

PMS and PMDD with Naturopath Lisa Costa Bir - Episode 44

While PMS may be common is is not 'normal' and can be a sign of deeper hormonal imbalances. PMS can express in different ways (there are 150 different type of signs and symptoms that can be attributed to PMS)and one of the more severe forms of this is PMDD (Premenstrual dysphoric disorder). While up to 80% of women experience symptoms of PMS, 8% of women experience a more severe type of PMS called PMDD, and usually starts occurring straight after ovulation (yep, these women often experience 14 days of severe mood symptoms such as aggression, hostility, paranoia, anxiety and depression ). Naturopath Lisa Costa Bir shares her knowledge on how to nourish your hormones and to address the driving factors that cause PMS and we dive deep into PMDD. Read more here: https://www.naturopathnsw.com.au/category/podcast Get in touch with LISA https://www.lisacostabirnaturopath.com/

46 minAPR 21
Comments
PMS and PMDD with Naturopath Lisa Costa Bir - Episode 44

Elemental and Intuitive Eating with Clara Bailey - Episode 43

I am joined with the ever graceful and wise Clara Bailey from Mediatrix Wellness. In this episode Clara shares her wisdom about elemental eating - how you can gain health and peace with your diet by eating in alignment with the elements. You will learn what the elements represent and support in your body, what foods and eating practices can increased or reduce certain elements. We also chat about intuitive eating, and how this practice can help to reduce binge eating, emotional eating and can help you to build a beautiful relationship with food. When you combine elemental eating with intuitive eating, it is a recipe for long lasting health. Links we discussed: Links we mentioned: Intuitive Eating - by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch Book: https://www.amazon.com/Intuitive-Eating-Revolutionary-Program-Works-ebook/dp/B006ZL3P4G Workbook: https://www.amazon.com/Intuitive-Eating-Workbook-Principles-Relationship/dp/1626256225/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Elemental Eating: A...

56 min2019 DEC 29
Comments
Elemental and Intuitive Eating with Clara Bailey - Episode 43

Thyroid Problems after having a baby - with Renae Bartlett. Episode 42

After just having had a baby, being told that you have post-partum thyroiditis is not fun at all. You'd much rather put all your energy into your cute little bundle. Potentially, many mothers don't feel themselves, and unknowingly struggle with symptoms of post-partum thyroiditis because they don't know of it to ask for diagnosis and help. This episode will help to provide tools to those who have been told they have this condition, and information for any mothers that may suspect something is 'just not right'. I interview nutritionist Renae Bartlett who has experienced post partum thyroiditis herself and has made it her mission to help other mothers through this journey as well. You can contact me on www.naturopathnsw.com.au About Renae: Renae Bartlett is a Clinical Nutritionist who until 12 months ago, was based in Adelaide South Australia. She is currently residing in Canada for the next two years with her husband, one year old daughter and their dog Diego. Renae assists people by...

33 min2019 NOV 24
Comments
Thyroid Problems after having a baby - with Renae Bartlett. Episode 42

Healing Autoimmune Disease by sorting out gut health, hormonal health and mould with Jenn Malecha

In this episode I’m joined with Jenn Malecha – also know as the (W)holistic Health Boss. I had a great time chatting with Jenn about her own health journey but she shared a lot of knowledge about functioning testing and considerations for chronic health conditions. We talk about how if you have a chronic illness, you need to look at getting your hormones and gut health under control to achieve long lasting results, and we also chat about black mould. We discuss: Jenn’s journey with her health overcoming autoimmune disease by battling hormone imbalance, mould and gut issues. The benefit of functional testing to put together the puzzle of your health, especially talking about the DUTCH test to look at your hormones and stress hormones indepth, and microbiome (stool) test options. How for some people, black mould can dramatically affect your health, and what to do to get on top of it. What major hormonal issues Jenn sees affecting women’s health. How to work out the causes of why y...

47 min2019 OCT 4
Comments
Healing Autoimmune Disease by sorting out gut health, hormonal health and mould with Jenn Malecha

Reducing Chemicals To Protect Future Generations with Tabitha McIntosh

I'm joined with Naturopath extraordinaire Tabitha McIntosh. In this episode of Guts and Girl Bits (formally 'Health & Wellbeing Podcast') we chat about how the chemicals in our food and environment can impact on our health in more ways than we know. We also chat about how chemical exposure can impact on fertility, pregnancy outcomes and can impact on the health of our children, and even our grandchildren. We also talk about how certain chemicals and pollutants can affect hormonal health and wellbeing. But just chatting about how these chemicals can impact on our health isn't that good unless we also talk about how to reduce your exposure and help your body to heal. Tabitha shares some of her recommendations to reduce toxin exposure to toxins and pollutants from many different sources. https://www.naturopathnsw.com.au/reducing-chemicals-to-protect-future-generations Tabitha McIntosh is an experienced and respected Naturopath, clinical Nutritionist and educator. She is based in Woolla...

52 min2019 SEP 23
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Reducing Chemicals To Protect Future Generations with Tabitha McIntosh

Easing the pains of pregnancy - with Women's Physio Brooke Hile #39

How does your body change during pregnancy? How can you ease the discomfort of some of the common changes that occur and can cause pain such as pubic symphysis dysfunction, back and hip pain and abdominal separation. Previously named 'The Health & Wellbeing Podcast', now 'Guts and Girl Bits' - delving into all things women's health, digestion, kid's health and more. This episode we are joined once again with the lovely Brooke Hile, Women's Health Physio. Recorded in Brooke's backyard you get to enjoy the sounds of nature, plus a few contribution's from Brooke's puppy Simba. We chat about topics such as constipation, pelvic alignment, c-sections, abdominal separation, pubic symphysis dysfunction, pelvic floor preparation for birth, tearing, birth interventions, back pain during pregnancy and after birth, and varicose veins. We also answer some listener questions: - Once I've fallen pregnant is it safe to continue training? - Are there any exercises you shouldn’t do during pregnancy ...

63 min2019 AUG 7
Comments
Easing the pains of pregnancy - with Women's Physio Brooke Hile #39

Coeliac Disease - How to take control of your health and healing your gut with herbs. Episode 38

Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease that causes strong reactions to wheat. It can affect your hormonal health, mental health, nutritional status and more. In this episode I chat with herbalist Sarah Corbett about her personal journey with coeliac disease, and the herbal allies she used to help herself heal. We chat a lot about coeliac disease in general and a little about women's health and the risks of gluten contamination that people with coeliac / celiac disease need to be aware of in their herbs and supplements. Podcast breakdown 3:13 Sarah’s experiences growing herbs in her garden 4:17 What’s the difference between gluten intolerance, wheat allergy and coeliac disease. Sarah’s journey of being diagnosed with coeliac disease, and the healing process 09:46 the difficulties of a coeliac diet 10:45 how rare is coeliac disease, the prevalence of women having coeliac disease and autoimmune conditions 14:30 the symptoms Sarah was experiencing to prompt her seeking a diagnosis ...

56 min2019 JUL 14
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Coeliac Disease - How to take control of your health and healing your gut with herbs. Episode 38
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