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CNM’s Natural Health Podcast

Expert Interviews & Health Transformation Stories

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What’s it about?

Natural Health with CNM is a podcast where you can educate yourself on natural approaches to health. Hosted by Naturopath Michelle Sanchez, you’ll gain an insight into the world of natural therapies and discover ways to address common health complaints like eczema, fatigue and anxiety.

Each week we share inspiring health transformation stories and interview leading experts in Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Chinese Medicine, Health Coaching and Natural Cooking. If you want to learn how to improve your health and find out how natural therapists deal with ailments such as eczema and IBS, this is the show for you.

Date: 29th July 2020

Episode 1: Managing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with Nutritional Therapist Lauren Windas

Show summary:

Nutritional therapist and CNM graduate, Lauren Windas, shares her incredibly inspiring story of how she overcame a five-year battle with ME, more commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Lauren explains what ME is and how chronic fatigue can be managed naturally through diet and lifestyle. Lauren also discusses how she’s built a successful career in nutrition and a thriving wellbeing brand.

What you’ll learn:

  • An overview of ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis): what it is, the causes/ triggers and common symptoms.
  • The steps Lauren took to manage her ME and how she went from being severely tired and in pain to thriving fit.
  • Key functional tests Lauren recommends to get to the root cause of ME.
  • Lifestyle factors that impact those suffering with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ ME, including stress, over-pacing and lack of self-care.
  • The importance of gut health and how dysbiosis (an imbalance of bacteria in the gut) plays a role in ME.
  • Natural solutions for overcoming Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ ME, including dietary and lifestyle recommendations to alleviate symptoms.
  • Why mindset is key for improving health and how Lauren inspires her clients to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
  • How Lauren has built a hugely successful wellbeing brand and career in nutrition.

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About Lauren:

Lauren Windas is a Nutritional Therapist and Naturopath. She is also the co-founder of holistic wellbeing company Ardere which offers expert nutritional therapy services and aromatherapy self-care products. Lauren works with clients in her private clinic to support them with their diet and lifestyle. She specialises in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / M.E, digestive issues such as IBS, weight management and disordered eating. Lauren coaches her clients on how to adopt simple changes to their nutrition and lifestyle so they can overcome their health challenges and live a healthier, more fulfilled life.

Resources:

ARDERE Wellbeing

Lauren Windas Nutrition – nutrition clinic and mindset coaching programme

CNM Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma

CNM Nutrition for Everyday Living

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Date: 29th July 2020

Episode 2: Overcoming Eczema Naturally with Natural Chef Camille Knowles

Show summary:

CNM graduate and Natural Chef, Camille Knowles, shares her incredibly inspiring story of how she transformed her health and went from being plagued with chronic eczema to building a hugely successful business helping others do the same. She explains her HOPE principles and the dietary and lifestyle measures she took to overcome eczema.

What you’ll learn:

  • How becoming a Natural Chef and Health Coach transformed Camille’s life and health.
  • How Camille went from being in excruciating pain with chronic eczema to having glowing, healthy skin.
  • The common causes of eczema and the dietary and environmental factors which trigger symptoms.
  • The role of gut health in relation to eczema and Camille’s recommendations for healing the gut.
  • How Camille took control of her eczema through diet and lifestyle and how she used her HOPE principles to improve her health.
  • The impact stress and mindset have on skin conditions and how Camille’s manages her emotional wellbeing.
  • The secret to building a successful wellness brand and becoming a best-selling author.

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About Camille:

Camille is the founder of The Beauty of Eczema brand, which includes her natural skincare range and her best-selling books The Beauty of Eczema and The Beauty of Eating Well. Camille is also a qualified Health Coach and a Natural Chef. She’s been featured in the Daily Mail, The Beauty Bible and a number of magazines including Natural Health, Women’s Health and Marie Claire. Camille’s mission is to help everyone live a life beyond eczema through her HOPE Principles which encompass the mind, body and soul.

Resources:

The Beauty of Eczema natural skincare range

Camille’s books:

  • The Beauty of Eczema
  • The Beauty of Eating Well
  • Positive Scribes Journal

Natural Chef Course

Health Coach Course

Natural Skincare & Nutrition Course

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Date: 29th July 2020

Episode 3: How to look and feel younger with Naturopath Elizabeth Peyton Jones

Show summary:

Naturopath and CNM graduate Elizabeth Peyton Jones explains the five ageing processes and her Eat Yourself Young philosophy. She also shares her top anti-ageing foods and advice and tips on how to look and feel your best.

What you’ll learn:

  • What inspired Elizabeth to study natural medicine.
  • The turning point in Elizabeth’s career which propelled her forward as a successful naturopathic practitioner, helping her business to flourish.
  • Elizabeth’s advice to other practitioners wanting to succeed in the industry.
  • The ‘common sense’ approach to health that Elizabeth uses with her clients to get results.
  • Elizabeth’s ‘eat yourself young’ philosophy and how it can be implemented into your diet.
  • An understanding of the 5 ageing processes and how each one is affected by dietary and lifestyle factors.
  • The culprit foods which contribute to unhealthy ageing and the best foods to eat to slow down the ageing process.
  • Three anti-inflammatory herbs to help reduce wrinkles and improve health.
  • Elizabeth’s top tips to look and feel your best 

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About Elizabeth:

Elizabeth Peyton Jones is the founder of E P J Health and a master herbalist and naturopath with 20 years’ experience. She’s the author of three best-selling food and health books including her global hit Eat Yourself Young. Elizabeth’s books offer simple advice and easy-to-follow wholesome recipes to help people achieve optimum health and wellbeing. Her approach to health is truly naturopathic, to bring the body back into balance and allow it to heal naturally.

Resources:

Elizabeth’s books:

  • Eat Yourself Young
  • Cook Yourself Young

Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma

Nutrition for Everyday Living

Herbs for Everyday Living

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Date: 5th August 2020

Episode 4: How to detox your house and body from harmful toxins with Naturopath Izzy Kirkby

Show summary:

Naturopath and CNM graduate Izzy Kirkby discusses detoxification and how to reduce toxic load. Discover which harmful toxins may be lurking in your home and the environmental toxins you’re potentially being exposed to on a daily basis. Learn how the body excretes toxins, which key foods and nutrients support detoxification and how to heal the gut through diet. Izzy also shares how she transformed her health and has built a successful career as a naturopath.

What you’ll learn:

  • Why Izzy kept falling asleep at university and how she finally got to the bottom of her health issues.
  • How studying nutrition and naturopathy at CNM changed Izzy’s life and how she’s built a successful career as a naturopathic practitioner.
  • An overview of detoxification and how the body excretes toxins.
  • The impact toxins have on hormones and how environmental factors affect hormone health.
  • The shocking number of harmful toxins lurking in homes and environmental toxins you could be exposed to on a daily basis.
  • The role of the gut in detoxification and Izzy’s three-step process for improving gut function.
  • Key nutrients and foods to aid detoxification and support the gut and liver.
  • Izzy’s tips and advice on reducing toxic load and detoxing your house and body from harmful toxins.

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About Izzy:

Izzy Kirkby is the founder of Izzy Living and a qualified naturopath. After discovering the power of plants on her own health journey, Izzy trained in naturopathy and nutritional therapy at CNM with the intention of sharing this knowledge with others. She has also studied a range of other natural therapies including Ayurveda and Western Herbalism which she uses in her practice. Her approach combines science and biochemistry with traditional naturopathic techniques so her clients can achieve optimum health and wellbeing. Izzy works with private clients, specialising in women’s health. She also runs events and workshops teaching people about how they can feel better using natural medicine.

Resources:

Izzy Living – Izzy’s website and clinic

The hundred year lie by Randall Fitzgerald

The Toxin Solution by Dr Joseph Pizzorno

Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma

Herbal Medicine Diploma

Nutrition for Everyday Living

Herbs for Everyday Living

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Date: 12th August 2020

Episode 5: The Gut-Brain Connection, Mood & Anxiety with Nutritional Therapist Annie Breen

Show summary:

Nutritional Therapist and CNM graduate Annie Breen talks about the gut-brain connection and how it affects mood and anxiety. Annie explains why a healthy gut is essential for emotional and mental wellbeing and how gut bacteria impacts brain health. Annie also shares her motherhood journey and the steps she took to overcome post-natal depression and anxiety.

What you’ll learn:

  • What led Annie to study nutrition and how she’s built a successful career helping mums to look and feel their best.
  • Annie’s motherhood journey and her experience with post-natal depression and the anxiety that comes with being a first-time mum.
  • The steps Annie took to replenish her body and restore her emotional wellbeing.
  • What the gut-brain connection is and why healthy gut function is essential for mental health.
  • The impact stress has on the gut and which foods and environmental factors disrupt the gut-brain connection.
  • Annie’s advice and tips on maintaining a healthy gut-brain connection through diet and lifestyle.
  • The importance of gut bacteria in relation to the brain and how to nourish gut bacteria with food and nutrients.
  • Annie’s recommendations for anyone wanting to learn more about nutrition.

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About Annie:

Annie Breen is a registered Nutritional Therapist, a mum to 4-year-old Bonnie and the host and founder of the Be You Mum podcast and coaching programme. Annie created Be You Mum, her range of online nutrition and self-care coaching programmes, to help mums feel great about themselves. Annie is based in Edinburgh but conducts all of her coaching and programmes online. Annie is a passionate practitioner who is committed to supporting mums with their health, particularly maternal mental health and the identity shift that comes with motherhood. Annie has recently launched her new online programme Healthy Tum, Happy Mum.

Resources:

Annie Breen Nutrition – Annie’s clinical practice and Be You Mum programme and coaching

Be You Mum Podcast

The Postnatal Depletion Cure by Oscar Serrallach

Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma

Nutrition for Everyday Living

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Date: 19th August 2020

Episode 6: Natural Solutions for Back Pain with Osteopath Bobby Qureshi

Show summary:

Osteopath and CNM’s Director of Education, Bobby Qureshi, discusses the common causes of back pain and how back pain can be alleviated naturally. Bobby explains how inflammation impacts musculoskeletal health and the role of vitamin D when it comes to bones and muscles. Bobby also offers his tips and advice on posture and working ergonomically from a desk, plus his favourite remedies for pain relief.

What you’ll learn:

  • The common causes of back pain and the impact stress has on the musculoskeletal system.
  • Why posture is important and Bobby’s top tips for setting up an ergonomically-sound workstation.
  • What inflammation is and how it affects bones and muscles.
  • The importance of vitamin D in relation to bone health and why good vitamin D levels are essential for managing chronic musculoskeletal pain.
  • How to alleviate back pain naturally through diet, nutrition and lifestyle.
  • The best herbs, nutrients and remedies for back pain.

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Guest Bio:

Bobby graduated with a Masters of Osteopathy degree in 2013. He has obtained a wealth of clinical experience, specialising in musculoskeletal health, working for osteopathic practices both in the UK and overseas. Bobby has volunteered at clinics and hospices in Kenya, India, St Lucia and the Philippines. As well as teaching Osteopathy at Masters level for the last 4 years, Bobby has also been a key lecturer at CNM since 2015. He is now the Education Director for the college, overseeing all the different training programmes CNM has to offer.

Resources:

CNM courses
Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma
Nutrition for Everyday Living
Herbs for Everyday Living

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Date: 26th August 2020

Episode 7: Motherhood, Nutrition & Getting Your Glow Back with Madeleine Shaw

Show summary:

Nutritional Therapist and best-selling cookery author, Madeleine Shaw, talks about motherhood and nutrition. Madeleine shares her tips and advice on how mums can nourish themselves to stay strong, healthy and energised. Madeleine also explains her get-the-glow philosophy and how she’s built a thriving wellbeing brand attracting thousands of fans around the globe.

What you’ll learn:

  • What inspired Madeleine to study nutrition and how she’s built a thriving wellness community and wellbeing brand.
  • The inspiration behind Madeleine’s delicious recipes, her favourite foods and what she eats on a daily basis.
  • The concept behind Madeleine’s get-the-glow philosophy and how she implements it into her daily life.
  • Madeleine’s top nutrition tips and daily practices for mums to stay nourished, energised and happy.
  • Madeleine’s advice for anyone wanting to follow their dream and be a success in the health and wellness industry.

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Guest Bio:

Madeleine is a leading voice on the wellness scene. She is a nutritional therapist, best-selling cookery author, qualified yoga instructor and a mother of one. Over the last seven years, she’s transformed a simple food blog into a thriving wellness community, with over 700k fans. Madeleine posts inspiring content, helping people to ‘get the glow’ by taking a balanced and holistic approach to their health. With her delicious, fail-safe recipes, combined with her nutritional knowledge and health tips, Madeleine has become a go-to resource for many. She has sold over 200,000 copies of her three books, including ‘Get the Glow’ which was a Sunday Times bestseller.

Resources:

Madeleine Shaw’s Books:

  • Get the glow
  • Ready steady glow
  • A year of beautiful eating

Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma
Nutrition for Everyday Living
Herbs for Everyday Living

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Date: 2nd September

Episode 8: How to Manage PMS Naturally with Nutritional Therapist Melissa Cahill

Show summary:

Nutritional Therapist and CNM graduate, Melissa Cahill, discusses hormone health and PMS. She explains how the female reproductive system works and what is happening at a cellular level every month. Melissa gives insight into the causes of PMS and offers her advice on how PMS can be managed naturally through diet and lifestyle.

What you’ll learn:

  • Melissa’s health story and how she overcame an eating disorder and hormonal complications.
  • An overview of the female reproductive system and the hormones involved in regulating a woman’s cycle.
  • The different types of PMS, including the causes and the symptoms involved.
  • Why hormonal symptoms vary from woman to woman.
  • Factors that exacerbate PMS and the dietary and lifestyle habits that make symptoms worse.
  • The impact stress has on hormone health.
  • Natural solutions to manage PMS, improve hormone health and alleviate PMS symptoms.

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Guest Bio:

Melissa Cahill is the founder of Nona Nutrition and she also practices from a busy clinic in Cork in Ireland. Melissa has a special interest in women’s health and has undergone further training in the female reproductive system, pregnancy care and natural fertility management. She helps women establish a healthy diet and lifestyle, enabling them to support their hormones and prevent long-term hormonal complications. Melissa’s goal is to help educate, guide and support women on their journey to achieve optimal health.

Resources:

Nona Nutrition – Melissa’s clinic

Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma
Nutrition for Everyday Living
Herbs for Everyday Living

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Date: 9th September 2020

Episode 9: Skin Health & Natural Solutions for Acne with Naturopath Gemma Hurditch

Show summary:

Naturopath and Herbalist Gemma Hurditch talks about skin health and the causes of common skin complaints such as acne and dry skin. Gemma explains the role of gut health and vitamin D in relation to skin and the natural approach to healthy skin. She gives her top tips and advice for reducing breakouts and how to implement a natural skincare routine.

What you’ll learn:

  • The function of the skin and the role it plays in the body.
  • An overview of the different types of skin and common skin complaints associated with different skin types.
  • The underlying causes of skin conditions and the dietary, lifestyle and environmental factors that aggravate skin.
  • The role of gut health in relation to skin health and why healthy gut bacteria is crucial for a radiant complexion.
  • Why high sugar and high fat diets are highly detrimental to your skin.
  • The importance of vitamin D in relation to the skin.
  • What causes acne and how you can manage breakouts naturally through food, nutrition and lifestyle.
  • The impact commercial skincare products have on skin and what you can use instead.
  • Gemma’s top tips and advice on having blemish-free skin and a natural glow.

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Guest Bio:

Gemma is an Australian trained Naturopath with over 15 years’ experience. Gemma holds a Bachelor in Health Science and Advanced Diplomas in Western Herbal Medicine and Naturopathy, as well as qualifications in Aromatherapy, Massage and Kinesiology. Gemma has been part of CNM’s academic team for ten years, lecturing and supervising clinics. She was the Nutrition Director at CNM for five years when she was based in London. Gemma also runs a private clinic specialising in women’s and children’s health.

Resources:

Natural Skincare & Nutrition Course
Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma
Nutrition for Everyday Living
Herbs for Everyday Living

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Date: 16th September 2020

Episode 10: First Aid Homeopathy with Dr Jodi Cahill

Show summary:

Homeopathic Doctor and Naturopath, Jodi Cahill, explains what homeopathy is, how it works and the do’s and don’ts when taking homeopathic remedies. She shares her favourite first aid homeopathic remedies to keep at home for ailments such as fever, bruises and nausea and what remedies you should take travelling. Jodi also discusses how to use naturopathy in combination with homeopathy for maximum health results.

What you’ll learn:

  • What homeopathy is and how it works.
  • What homeopathy can be used for, its efficacy and the conditions/ ailments it works particularly well for.
  • Things you need to be aware of when using homeopathy including the best time to take it and how to store your homeopathic remedies.
  • One thing you shouldn’t do when taking homeopathic remedies.
  • Not sure which potency you need? Jodi explains homeopathic remedy potencies and situations where you might need a higher dose.
  • Jodi’s top first aid homeopathic remedies to keep at home for managing children’s fevers, bumps and bruises, diarrhoea and nausea. She also shares the essential remedies she recommends when travelling.
  • How to use naturopathy in combination with homeopathy and some dietary and lifestyle changes you can make to maximise health and wellbeing.
  • An overview of CNM’s new homeopathic diploma and what you can learn on the short course, Homeopathy for Everyday Living.

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Guest Bio:

Dr Jodi Cahill is a Homeopathic Doctor, Naturopath and Homotoxicologist at Novus Vita Health. She’s also a senior lecturer and the Director of Homeopathy at CNM. Jodi qualified with a Masters in Homeopathy at the Durban University of Technology, in South Africa. She worked in rural clinics in South Africa where she gained much experience working with advanced HIV patients and she was also a member of the Wound Healing Association of South Africa. After moving to the UK in 2008, Jodi has had multiple clinics in London where she has developed a special interest in fertility and mental health.

Resources:

Novus Vita – Jodi’s clinic

Homeopathic remedies recommended: Aconite (fever), Belladonna (fever), Ferrum Phos (fever), Arnica (bumps, bruises, soft tissue injuries), Arsenicum (vomitting and diarrhoea), Podophyllum (explosive diarrhoea)

Homeopathic pharmacies – Helios pharmacy and Ainsworths pharmacy

CNM’s Homeopathy Diploma

Homeopathy for Everyday Living

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Date: 23rd September 2020

Episode 11: How health coaching can transform your life with Health Coach Linda Vezzoli

Show summary:

Nutritional Therapist and Health Coach, Linda Vezzoli, explains what a Health Coach does and how health coaching can help improve your life for the better. She also shares her inspiring fertility journey and the turning point which led to her having a successful pregnancy after numerous miscarriages. Linda reveals a powerful health coaching tool used to transform people’s lives and her top tips to boost health.

What you’ll learn:

  • Why mindset is key for health and fertility.
  • What health coaching is and how it bridges the gap between thinking and doing.
  • The main reasons why so many people struggle to make the necessary changes to their diet and lifestyle to improve their health.
  • What health coaches can help with and how they can transform your life.
  • How the Wheel of Life coaching tool can help you understand each aspect of your life, from your health and relationships to your work and home environment.
  • The five pillars of health coaching and the skills you learn when training to become a Health Coach.
  • Linda’s top three health tips and why they’re essential for good health.

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Guest Bio:

Linda is a registered Nutritional Therapist and Health Coach based in South East London. Her passion for nutrition was ignited through her own fertility journey. Linda now helps women with hormone health, fertility, pregnancy and post-partum care, fatigue and weight management. She is also a lecturer at CNM, teaching students on the Health Coach diploma. Having worked in the corporate industry for many years, Linda is well aware of how hard it is to balance a healthy lifestyle with a busy work life. She combines nutritional and lifestyle advice with health coaching to ensure her clients are empowered and involved, making it easier for them to succeed.

Resources:

Linda Vezzoli Nutritional Therapy

The Wheel of Life tool

Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma

Health Coach Diploma

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Date: 30th September 2020

Episode 12: Childhood Eczema: Advice from Eczema Expert Rebecca Bonneteau

Show summary:

Naturopath and eczema expert, Rebecca Bonneteau, talks about what it was like growing up with chronic eczema and the challenges she had to overcome in adulthood as a result. Rebecca explains the common causes of eczema and how eczema can be managed naturally through diet and lifestyle. She’ll be sharing tips and advice for parents with children who have eczema and the role of gut health in relation to skin conditions.

What you’ll learn:

  • An overview of eczema: the causes of eczema, the different of types of eczema and common triggers which make symptoms worse.
  • Why eczema is more prevalent in children and why some children are born with eczema.
  • Dietary, lifestyle and environmental factors that contribute to eczema and exacerbate symptoms.
  • The role of gut health in relation to eczema and why a healthy gut microbiome is key for skin health.
  • Rebecca’s tips and advice for healing the gut.
  • The impact of emotional trauma that comes with having eczema (for both children and parents) and Rebecca’s advice for overcoming the emotional stress of living with eczema.
  • The key dietary and lifestyle measures to manage eczema naturally. Learn which foods to avoid and what essential nutrients you need to include in your diet.
  • How to take control of your eczema (or your child’s eczema) and live a life beyond eczema.

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Guest Bio:

Rebecca Bonneteau is the Nutritional Therapist, Naturopath and Eczema Expert. She was born with chronic eczema and after spending many years learning how to support her body so she could take control of her condition naturally, she now focuses her work helping others do the same. Rebecca wants to ensure that no child grows up thinking they can’t take control of their eczema. Her mission is to prove that eczema is not just a skin condition and provide the world with evidence that natural therapies are effective.

Resources:

The Eczema Expert – Rebecca’s website and membership community

Crab Apple – Flower essence for emotional trauma, acceptance and embracing your body

Bach Flower Remedies online course

Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma

Nutrition for Everyday Living

Herbs for Everyday Living

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Date: 7th October 2020

Episode 13: How to Relieve Stress and Anxiety Naturally with Alex Fraysse

Show summary:

Naturopath and Herbalist, Alex Fraysse, discusses stress and anxiety. He’ll be explaining what the stress response is, the role of our adrenal glands and factors that exacerbate symptoms. Alex shares his advice and tips on how to manage stress and anxiety though diet, lifestyle and herbal medicine.

What you’ll learn:

  • Alex’s four pillars of health and wellbeing and how to implement them into your life.
  • What the stress response is, the role of the adrenal glands and what happens to the body when you get stressed.
  • The physical and emotional symptoms associated with stress and the long-term health complications of chronic stress.
  • Why some people are affected by stress more than others.
  • The causes of anxiety, the symptoms and what is happening at a cellular level when anxiety occurs.
  • The dietary and lifestyle factors that exacerbate anxiety symptoms.
  • How to manage stress and anxiety through diet, lifestyle, nutrition and herbal medicine.
  • Alex’s top herbs and nutritional supplements for stress and anxiety.
  • Daily practices you can do to alleviate stress and feel more relaxed.

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Guest Bio:

Alex Fraysse is the founder of Healthy Pillars Clinic and is a Naturopath, Herbalist, Nutritionist and Iridologist. He works with his clients to identify the core health issues that they are dealing with. Using plants as bioenergetic, emotional and physical medicine, alongside his four healthy pillars, Alex gently facilitates each person on their healing journey.

Resources:

Healthy Pillars – Alex’s website and clinic

Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma

Nutrition for Everyday Living

Herbs for Everyday Living

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Date: 14th October 2020

Episode 14: Going Vegan and the Truth About Dairy with Juliet Gellatley

Show summary:

Juliet Gellatley, the founder of vegan charity Viva! shares the story of how Viva! came to fruition and all the inspiring work she does for animal welfare, health awareness and the environment. She explains what veganism is, the benefits of a plant-based diet and how to go vegan in a healthy way. Juliet also discloses the truth about dairy and the negative impact dairy has on health.

What you’ll learn:

  • The difference between being a vegetarian and a vegan, and the health benefits of eating a plant-based diet.
  • Tips and advice on how to go vegan in a healthy way including which foods to eat more of and the dietary mistakes people make when going vegan.
  • Important nutrients to consume when adopting a vegan diet in order to maintain optimum health and vitality.
  • Examples of nutritious, plant-based foods you can eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • An insight into dairy farming and the negative impact dairy products/ milk have on the body. Juliet shares her tips on going dairy-free and what you can eat instead, including calcium-rich, plant-based foods.
  • Resources and information related to going vegan.

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Guest Bio:

Juliet founded Viva, a vibrant, campaigning charity that promotes veganism and saving animals, in 1994. She has been fortunate to create and launch numerous campaigns which focus on saving animals. Juliet is a qualified Nutritional Therapist and also the author of a number of books and guides including The Silent Ark, Born to be Wild and the Livewire Guide to Going, Being & Staying Veggie. Juliet launched The Incredible Vegan Shows helping people across the UK to go vegetarian and vegan.

Resources:

Viva! Vegan Charity

Vegan Recipe Club App

Viva! Vegan Festivals

Dr Ornish – The Lifestyle Heart Trial

Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma

Nutrition for Everyday Living

Herbs for Everyday Living

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Date: 21st October 2020

Episode 15: Healthy Weight Loss with Rick Hay

Show summary:

Anti-ageing and fitness nutritionist Rick Hay discusses weight management and how you can lose weight healthily through diet and lifestyle. He’ll be explaining the causes of weight gain, factors that contribute to obesity and why it can be difficult to budge the bulge. Rick debunks some common weight loss myths and shares his advice and tips on the best ways to keep weight in check.

What you’ll learn:

  • The causes of weight gain and what is happening at a cellular level when you put on weight.
  • Why you should avoid faddy diets and common weight loss myths and misconceptions.
  • Culprit foods and lifestyle habits which contribute to weight gain and obesity.
  • Rick’s tips and advice on sustainable weight loss including what foods you should avoid and what foods you should be eating more of to lose weight healthily.
  • Meal ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner to keep your weight in check.
  • Nutritional supplements which may assist with healthy weight management, in combination with a healthy diet and lifestyle.
  • Intermittent fasting and weight management.

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Guest Bio:

Rick Hay has over twenty years’ experience working with nutrition and botanical medicine. He specialises in weight management, anti-ageing, beauty from within and natural sports medicine. Rick is the author of ‘The Anti-Ageing Food and Fitness Plan’ and he recently released a plant-based edition of the book. Rick lectures in detoxing, cleansing and sustainable weight management at CNM and he is the Nutrition Director at Healthista. Rick is a regular health and fitness guest on TV and he’s formulated some award-winning nutraceutical supplements. He’s currently working on his new project, The Australian Natural Health News.

Resources:

Rick Hay: Nutrition – Fitness – Rejuvenation

Healthista Health Magazine

Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma

Nutrition for Everyday Living

Health Coach Diploma

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Date: 28th October 2020

Episode 16: Exercise Myths and How to Exercise Properly with Keris Marsden

Show summary:

Personal Trainer and Nutritional Therapist, Keris Marsden, discusses the role of exercise in optimal health and how to implement an exercise routine that works for you. She busts common exercise myths and explains the training mistakes people make when doing exercise. Keris also shares her dietary recommendations for maintaining energy levels and performance during training and the best foods to eat for recovery.

What you’ll learn:

  • How exercising at university completely transformed Keris’ mood, energy and confidence, and how she’s built a hugely successful career and business in health and fitness.
  • Why daily exercise is essential for health, to protect your body against infectious diseases and chronic health conditions.
  • The key mistakes people make when exercising and common exercise myths to disregard. Learn how to implement an exercise routine that works for you.
  • Why weight bearing exercises are essential for bone health, especially in women, and the types of exercise you can do to improve joint and muscle health.
  • How to improve your body composition and build leaner muscles (as opposed to bulky muscles), especially for women.
  • Why high intensity exercising isn’t as beneficial for your body as you might think.
  • What food you should eat pre and post workout to maintain energy levels and help with recovery.
  • How to use your body’s queues (appetite, menstrual cycle, hormones and libido) as a marker for how your body is responding to an exercise regime.

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Guest Bio:

Keris is the co-founder of the health and fitness brand Fitter Food, a Nutritional Therapist, Personal Trainer and Yoga Teacher. She has co-authored two successful books, lectures in nutrition at CNM and coaches individuals to transform their health with optimal nutrition and positive lifestyle habits. She believes no qualification has taught her more about wellbeing than her dog, Hamish. He inspires her daily to get outside, enjoy every moment, take naps and do several downward dogs a day.

Resources:

Fitter Food

Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma

Nutrition for Everyday Living

Health Coach Diploma

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Date: 4th November 2020

Episode 17: The Dangers of Fragrances with Johann Kellerer

Show summary:

Johann Kellerer, the author of the very enlightening book, Perfume, The Hidden Bane of Your Health talks about the dangers of perfume and fragrances and how these toxic chemicals can negatively affect health. He gives an overview of the fragrance industry and explains the different types of fragrances and how they are manufactured. Johann also shares his tips and advice on how to avoid fragrances and what you can use instead.

What you’ll learn:

  • How the fragrance industry has transformed over the years into what is now a chemically-processed, billion-dollar industry.
  • The different types of fragrances and what products you can find them in, including the most dangerous types of fragranced products you can find in your home.
  • Why your natural scent is important when finding the right partner.
  • How fragrances are manufactured, both natural and synthetic, and the chemicals which are used to make fragrances.
  • Whether “green” products are a better alternative and what to look out for on a product label in able to identify fragrances and perfumes.
  • The long-term health complications associated with using perfumes and fragrances, and how these toxic chemicals negatively affect the body.
  • How to avoid fragrances and what alternatives you can use instead.

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Guest Bio:

Johann Kellerer founded his UK nonprofit association Perfume.info in 2017 and at the end of 2019, he published the findings in his book “Perfume, the Hidden Bane of Your Health” to provide information about the dangers of fragrances. His book has proved a huge success and been translated and published in many countries across the world.

Resources:

Perfume.info

Book: Perfume the hidden bane of your life by Johann Kellerer

The truth about fragranced products blog

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Nutrition for Everyday Living

Herbs for Everyday Living

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Date: 11th November 2020

Episode 18: How to Deal with Sugar Cravings & Blood Sugar Balance with Mays Al-Ali

Show summary:

Nutritional Therapist Mays Al-Ali discusses blood sugar regulation and how to manage sugar cravings. She explains what happens in the body when we eat food, the dietary and lifestyle factors that impact blood sugar levels and why we crave certain foods. Mays also details the health complications associated with impaired blood sugar regulation including hormone issues and weight gain. She offers her tips and advice on how cravings and blood sugar levels can be managed naturally.

What you’ll learn:

  • The steps Mays took to transition from a stressful job in advertising to a career in nutrition.
  • How the body regulates blood sugar levels and what is happening at a cellular when we eat food, including the role of the pancreas and the purpose of insulin.
  • The cause of food cravings and why we crave certain foods.
  • Why stress is so detrimental for blood sugar regulation and how it increases cravings.
  • The culprit foods and lifestyle habits which lead to poor blood sugar metabolism, cravings and weight gain.
  • The impact of genetics on weight management and blood sugar regulation.
  • The health implications and conditions associated with poor blood sugar regulation including hormone issues, obesity and metabolic disorders.
  • How to manage cravings and balance blood sugar levels through diet, nutrition and lifestyle.

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Guest Bio:

Mays is an ANP registered, qualified Nutritionist specialising in naturopathic healing with a functional medicine perspective. Mays loves to help her clients find their inner health with personalised diet and lifestyle plans, incorporating the latest clinical research, lab and genetic testing. Mays has been teaching and studying yoga for the last eight years and she loves hosting global transformational wellness and yoga retreats around the world.

Resources:

Healthy Mays – Mays’ website and social media

Why we sleep book by Matthew Walker

Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma

Nutrition for Everyday Living

Herbs for Everyday Living

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Date: 18th November 2020

Episode 19: Food fermentation with Natural Chef Rachel de Thample

Show summary:

Learn how to ferment foods like sauerkraut and make your own kombucha. Natural Chef and author Rachel de Thample discusses food fermentation and how you can get started with fermenting. She explains the health benefits of eating fermented foods, the do’s and don’ts when making your own and the key ingredients and utensils you’ll need. Rachel also shares some simple recipes you can try at home.

What you’ll learn:

  • What a Natural Chef is and what makes CNM’s Natural Chef and Vegan Natural Chef courses so unique and different to other chef diploma courses.
  • What fermentation is and the types of foods that can be fermented.
  • The health benefits of eating fermented foods and why it’s important to include them in your diet.
  • How to get started with fermenting including the ingredients and utensils you’ll need. Also learn which is the best salt to use and why you should avoid tablet salt.
  • Fermenting do’s and don’ts and how to reduce food waste.
  • How to make kombucha using your own SCOBY.
  • How to make sauerkraut, kefir and a fermenting brine.
  • Simple fermentation recipes and ideas you can get started with at home.

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Guest Bio:

Rachel de Thample has worked in the kitchens of Marco Pierre White, Heston Blumenthal and Peter Gordon. She is the author of Less Meat, More Veg, FIVE, Teas & Tonics and the newly released River Cottage Fermentation Handbook. She has served as the Commissioning Editor of Waitrose Food Illustrated, Head of Food for the pioneering organic box scheme Abel & Cole and is currently the Course Director of CNM’s Natural Chef and Vegan Natural Chef Courses.

Resources:

River Cottage Fermentation Handbook by Rachel de Thample

Happy Kombucha – to buy a kombucha SCOBY and kit

CNM’s Fermentation Workshops and Open Events

The Natural Chef Diploma

The Vegan Natural Chef Diploma

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Date: 25th November 2020

Episode 20: The Toxin Solution with Dr Joseph Pizzorno

Show summary:

Dr Joseph Pizzorno, one of the world’s leading authorities on integrative medicine and naturopathic practices, discusses the negative impact that toxins have on health. He explains which toxins are the most dangerous and how to minimise exposure to toxins through diet and lifestyle. Dr Pizzorno also offers advice on how to detox safely and repair tissues and cells when they become damaged from toxins.

What you’ll learn:

  • The biggest sources of environmental toxins and where to find toxins in the home.
  • The difference between persistent and non-persistent toxins.
  • The real cause of diabetes and why it’s not just about what you eat.
  • Diseases and health complications associated with toxin overload and how to know if your body is struggling with toxins.
  • How the body excretes toxins and what happens when detoxification organs become compromised.
  • Ways to reduce your exposure to toxins and why investing in a quality water filter is essential.
  • Why chicken and rice accumulate large amounts of arsenic.
  • How you can detox safely through diet, nutrition and lifestyle practices.
  • The best way to repair cells from toxin damage.

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Guest Bio:

Dr Joseph Pizzorno is a transformational leader in medicine. As founding president of Bastyr University in 1978, he coined the term “science-based natural medicine” which set the foundation for Bastyr to become the first accredited institution in this field anywhere in the world. A naturopathic physician, educator, researcher and expert spokesman, Dr Joe is Editor-in-Chief of PubMed-indexed IMCJ, Board Chair of the Institute for Functional Medicine, founding board member of American Herbal Pharmacopeia, and a member of the science boards of the Hecht Foundation, Gateway for Cancer Research and Bioclinic Naturals. He was appointed by Presidents Clinton and Bush to two prestigious government commissions to advise the President and Congress on how to integrate natural medicine into the healthcare system. He is the author and co-author of six textbooks for doctors, and seven consumer books, including his most recent book The Toxin Solution.

Resources:

The Toxin Solution

Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma

Nutrition for Everyday Living

Herbs for Everyday Living

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