Episode 19: Karen McElroy - Rediscovering Heliotherapy
Karen McElroy is a naturopath, nutritionist, mid body counsellor and educator with over 20 years clinical experience. She has special interest in heliotherapy, which is the therapeutic healing effects of sunlight. In this podcast, Karen talks to me about the healing effects of the sun above and beyond that of vitamin D. We also discuss the suns effect on melanin, mitochondrial energy production, chromophores, the formation of exclusion zone water, whether or not sunglasses are having a negative impact on our health, the photosynthetic capacity of human beings, sun gazing, the benefits of UV light, infra-red light exposure and many other thought provoking topics.
For more information about Karen, please visit her website;
Written by Daniel Roytas, MHSc (Nutrition), BHSc (Naturopathy), Dip. RM, MANTA
Dental carries are one of the most prevalent non-communicable chronic diseases in the world. Refined and processed foods that contain a high level of free sugars, that are either present naturally or added to foods, pose the greatest risk in the development of carries1. The most common types of sugars implicated in the development of carries include monosaccharides (glucose, galactose, fructose) and disaccharides (sucrose, maltose, lactose). The current evidence suggests that the development of dental carries is reduced when the consumption of free sugars is less than 10% of the total dietary energy intake1. It should be noted that dental carries are not eliminated with a reduced free sugar intake below 10%, suggesting that even small amounts of sugar are harmful to our oral health1.
Dental carries are said to develop when sugars come in to contact with oral bacteria. When bacteria metabolises or ferments...
Episode 18: Dr. David Cowhig - The Oral FITNESS Blueprint
Dr. David Cowhig is a holistic dentist, who has been practicing in Queensland for over 20 years and has also undertaken post-graduate training with the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. Dr. Cowhig has developed a unique program that he uses in his holistic dentistry practice known as the Oral Fitness Blueprint. This blueprint addresses the fundamental principles that are essential for great oral health including F - Function/Flora, I - Inflammation/Infection, T - Toxicity, N - Nutrition, E - ENT (Importance of nasal breathing), S - Sleep and S - Smile.
Dr. Cowhig runs a busy practice called Dental Wellness located in the Gap, Queensland. For more information, please visit his website;
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Episode 17 - Emrys Goldsworthy
Emrys Goldsworthy is a musculoskeletal therapist and functional medicine practitioner with a special interest in the assessment and treatment of the nervous system. Emrys has developed a ground breaking method known as the "Goldsworthy Method", a sophisticated method of assessing and treating the vagus nerve to achieve optimal health outcomes for his patients. He also teaches this method to clinicians across the world in his course the "Vagal Complex". Emrys joins me to discuss his method in greater detail, as well as the importance of considering the limbic system when correcting HPA axis dysfunction.
He has over 14 years clinical and lecturing experience and currently treats clients at his clinic "Athletica Physical Health".
To find out more about Emrys, please visit his website;
Written by Daniel Roytas, MHSc (Nutrition), BHSc (Naturopathy), Dip. RM, MANTA
Taking vitamin C with iron is commonly recommended by clinicians to enhance the bioavailability and metabolism of iron. Vitamin C has been shown to stimulate a number of physiological mechanisms involved in the intestinal absorption, cellular uptake and metabolism of iron including;
Episode 16: Maria Shaflender – Understanding Hair Mineral Analysis
Maria Shaflender is a clinical nutritionist and functional medicine practitioner with a special interest in hair mineral analysis. Maria joins me to discuss the application of hair mineral analysis in clinical practice, how she uses it to gain a better insight in to her patient’s overall health, and why this test is such a powerful tool for clinicians to utilise in their practice.
To find out more about Maria, please visit her website;
Maria also runs a practitioner support group on hair mineral analysis for practitioners here;
Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information purposes only. It does not constitute as health advice and does...
Episode 15 - Dr. Ismael Fernandez Cuevas
Dr. Ismael Fernandez Cuevas, joins me to talk about thermal imaging (thermography) and its application in sports science, medicine and physical therapy. Dr. Cuevas has undertaken ground breaking research at Universities around the world in the field of thermography. He has developed a state of the art software program known as 'ThermoHuman', which is capable of interpreting thermal images in the sports medicine and clinical setting in such a way that it is capable of identifying injuries before they occur, as well as monitoring injuries and areas of inflammation. ThermoHuman is currently being used by 26 professional football teams and a range of medical and high performance sports clinics around the world.
For more information about ThermoHuman please visit the website;
Episode 14 - Dr. Purnima Siddhanta
Dr. Purnima Siddhanta is an Ayurveydic medicine practitioner and wellness consultant with over 20 years experience. It was a pleasure speaking with Dr. Purnima, who gave so many insights in to the underlying foundational principles of Ayurveydic medicine including the three doshas (known as vata, pitta and kapha), the causes of disease, herbal medicine, nutritional therapy and the mind, body, spirit connection. Dr. Purnima talks about her clinical experience and also eloquently explains how Ayurveydic medicine can be used in the management of a wide range of chronic health conditions.
To contact Dr. Siddhanta, please email her at [email protected]
Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information purposes only. It does not constitute as health advice and does not take the place of...
Episode 13 - Dr. Christiane Northrup
Dr. Christiane Northrup MD, joins me to talk about terrain theory, proving contagion, Coronavirus, vaccines, censorship, the future of humanity and the collective ascension of the human race.
Christiane Northrup, M.D., visionary pioneer in women’s health, is a board-certified
OB/GYN with more than thirty years of clinical experience, former assistant clinical professor of OB/GYN at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and three-time New York Times bestselling author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause and Goddesses Never Age.
In 2013, Reader’s Digest named Dr. Northrup one of the “100 Most
Trusted People in America.” In 2016, she was named one of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100, a group of leaders who are using their voices and talent to awaken humanity. And in 2020, she was included in the Watkins Spiritual 100, a list of living people that make a unique and spiritual contribution on a...
Episode 12 - Jennifer Osborne & Aaron Maerz
Bayleaf Wellness is an exciting new integrative and complementary medicine clinic based in Melbourne, Victoria. The team at Bayleaf are the innovators that healthcare has been waiting for, and are truly redefining the practice of integrative medicine in Australia as we know it. Bayleaf takes a new approach to health and wellness by focusing on personalised and participatory healthcare, with a vibrant and connected community of dedicated practitioners and professional, patient focused team members.
Head on over the the Bayleaf Wellness website to find out more;
Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information purposes only. It does not constitute as health advice and does not take the place of consulting with your primary health care...