Common Ground is a podcast series discussing new research and interesting projects in the field of complementary medicine. Produced by vital.ly with hosts and naturopaths Jacqui Fahey and Wendy McLean.
Mar 10 2021
Introducing Common Ground
Introducing Common Grounds, a new weekly podcast discussing new research and interesting projects in the field of complementary medicine.
Lisa McDonald, a Clinical Naturopath with over 10 years of experience in recovery from Mould Toxicity shares her personal experience, and clinical insights for identifying and recovering from chronic inflammatory response syndrome/mould illness. Tune in here for more…
Jul 21 2022
Mould & mycotoxins...with Carolyn Ledowsky
Naturopath and founder of MTHFR Support Australia Carolyn Ledowsky shares her insights on mould illness & mycotoxins including when to suspect mould illness, how to test and treat it, with a focus on gut support and detoxification. Tune in here for clinical insights.
Jul 7 2022
Insightful chat with a midwife
What is the role of a mid wife? why are antibiotics often presribed during labour? what is a Calm birth educator? Tune in here for an engaging conversation with mid wive Kerri-Ann Baxter who works at Wodonga hospital and is a Calm birth educator.
Jun 16 2022
Juggling motherhood, business & burn out
Clinical nutritionist and Functional medicine practitioner Filipa Bellette shares her journey with burn out, what worked for her, how she has integrated this into her clinical practice to assist others and juggling motherhood. Tune in here for an engaging conversation.
Jun 2 2022
Children & Long COVID
In this episode, Wendy McLean, Naturopath and Senior Writer & Presenter at vital.ly discusses the latest research on long COVID in children and adolescents and explores its prevalence, clinical manifestation, potential causes and management.
May 19 2022
MTHFR & Autoimmunity...with Carolyn Ledowsky
Autoimmune diseases affect 1 in 20 people and arise from a combination of genetic predisposition and environmental triggers. In this episode, naturopath and founder of MTHFR Support Australia Carolyn Ledowsky shares some research and her experience on MTHFR gene variations and autoimmune disease including key nutrients and diet and lifestyle interventions that are supportive for autoimmune patients with MTHFR.
May 5 2022
PRACI re-launch... with Dr Amie Steel
PRACI….The world's largest practice based research network for complementary medicine has re-launched. Want to hear about the benefits of PRACI and how you may get involved? Dr Amie Steel shares some inspiring insights into how PRACI is benefiting our profession and how it enables more trained practitioners who are research skilled to produce research into the future. If you're trying to provide a patient centred experience that actually supports preventative health, and it educates patients to take better care of themselves, PRACI has evidence that naturopaths are doing it better than anybody else. Tune in here for more…..
Apr 21 2022
Fertility in the modern world
A severe decline in child births has occurred over the past half century, particularly in industrialised countries, and has been partially linked to increasing exposures to manmade chemicals and other toxins. In this episode naturopath Tabitha McIntosh will discuss the impact of the environment on reproductive development, health and fertility across the lifespan. Tabitha will journey us through the changing landscape of fertility and plummeting sperm counts, highlighting the most vulnerable windows for exposures and how we can protect our clients from environmental insult at each stage. Importantly, she shines the light on the various tools we have in our Natural Medicine toolkit to restore and enhance fertility outcomes for both men and women.
Apr 7 2022
Diabetes, nutrients & lifestyle interventions....with Melanie Turner
Why is diabetes type one considered an autoimmune disease?What role does diet play in regulating blood sugar control? what herbs, nutrients and lifestyle interventions can also support? Tune in here to hear Melanie’s clinical insights and much more…
Mar 24 2022
Health technology assessment - Naturopathy with Dr Amie Steel
There are more than 110,000 naturopath and naturopathic doctors globally. The naturopathic profession has existed as a distinct healthcare system for over a hundred years and is practiced in over a hundred countries. It has produced over 2000 peered reviewed articles since 1987. 51 naturopathic doctors from 11 countries across 5 world regions have contributed to the chapters of this Health Technology Assessment for Naturopathy.As Dr Amie Steel shares, “If you want to know what we are, what we do, why we do it, what the evidence is, everything else, how might I be able to use this? how we're regulated, everything you want to know, it's all in this book.”
Mar 10 2022
Thyroid & autoimmunity
Thyroid disorders are some of the most common health conditions reported worldwide, and the prevalence of these disorders is increasing. In Australia, an estimated 850,000 people live with a thyroid issue, and often these issues are caused by immune dysfunction and autoimmunity. In this episode, naturopath Emma Drady shares her clinical insights on autoimmune thyroid disorders, including their clinical presentation, how to test for them and therapeutic interventions for supporting thyroid health.
Feb 24 2022
An experience with COVID-19
In this episode, Wendy McLean, Naturopath and Educator at vital.ly, shares her recent experience with COVID-19, and discusses some of the herbs, nutrients, and diet and lifestyle interventions that she used to support her immunity for pre, during and post SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Feb 3 2022
Social media & marketing tips...with Heather Porter
In this episode we shall be discussing social media marketing with a focus on clinical practice for healthcare professionals. Marketing trends and website tools can come in and out of fashion and perhaps you've tried some using them successfully or you're looking for something else? How do you stand out from the crowd without bombarding in these times of overwhelm and influx of information? Business coach and speaker, Heather Porter shares 6 step little formula for attracting more clients online along with so much more..... Heather teaches online marketing tips to small businesses who want to grow with less hustle. Heather is founder of Website Love, a website development and social media agency. She is an Amazon Kindle number one bestseller and co-author of four business books. Heather is one of eight Facebook community trainers in Australia and New Zealand and teaches the Facebook community boost program to small businesses.
Jan 19 2022
Supporting the headspace for fertility..with Katey Weekes
Anxiety and depression are common throughout the IVF & fertility journey. In this episode, naturopath Katey Weekes shares some research and her experience in nutritional psychology including what key nutrients are supportive for mental health during this time along with sharing insights beyond prescriptions to more the supportive language needed throughout the healthcare space. Tune in here for how our nutritional choices can directly influence our headspace and much more....
Dec 2 2021
Climate anxiety & lifestyle medicine
Climate change is recognised as the most significant health threat of the 21st century. However, while the physical health effects of climate change are impossible to ignore, a less obvious consequence is its strain on people’s mental wellbeing.Recent surveys indicate that Australians are three times more worried about climate change than COVID-19 and that four in five Australian adolescents are anxious about climate change.So what is climate anxiety? What are the signs and symptoms? What can we do to prevent or manage it? And what is the link between a healthy lifestyle and a healthy climate?This podcast takes a deep dive into climate anxiety and discusses lifestyle medicine interventions that have the potential to not only improve mental resilience and adaptation to climate change but improve planetary health as well.
Nov 11 2021
Cognitive health & reversible dementias
How our memory is affected as we age has been given considerable attention over recent decades as we often strive to understand the cognitive processes involved. It's not all bad news though. There is a growing body of evidence in both neuroscience and psychological studies showing that the full spectrum of cognitive aging encompasses both gains and losses. Tune in for this episode where the nutrients and factors involved for 'reversible dementias' are discussed plus much more....
Oct 14 2021
Transition to practice...with Christine Pope
As healthcare professionals, there are many factors to consider for transitioning into clinical practice. From legal, financial and marketing considerations to business structure, vision, to type of practice....these are all important aspects to consider but where do you start? What are your priorities? Christine Pope, Naturopath, Nutritionist and Director at the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia will be sharing some key insights into successfully transitioning into clinical practice. An insightful podcast for graduating students....
Sep 30 2021
Sinusitis & mental health...with Wendy McLean
Chronic sinusitis is one of the most common chronic diseases, affecting nearly 1 in 7 people. Unfortunately, people who suffer from chronic sinus are more likely than those who do not to develop depression, anxiety and sleep disorders. They also often report symptoms such as brain fog, fatigue and difficulty concentrating. These symptoms can severely impact physical and mental wellbeing and overall quality of life. This podcast episode explores the link between chronic sinusitis and its complications, including its effects on mental health and cognitive function. It looks at the prevalence of these comorbidities, potential underlying biological mechanisms, and potential nutrient, herbal and dietary interventions that may assist with addressing these mechanisms and improving health and wellbeing.
Sep 16 2021
Naturopathy & mental health... with Steven Judge
Naturopathy is a holistic system that incorporates a range of treatments and natural therapies with some underlying core philosophies that include an expanded individual centred and holistic approach to healthcare. In this episode, Steven share's some naturopathic clinical tips for mental health, including herbs, nutrients and educational approaches that may assist with stress and anxiety. Steven has a practical and down to earth approach in clinic and despite the complexity of some cases, he breaks things down for his clients in an easy to understand way, that is focused on empowering his clients to take control of their health by shifting their perspective and supporting their physiology.
Sep 2 2021
The healing power of breath... with Mim Beim
Have you wondered about how you breathe during your day? The way you breathe can impact your health, from helping to regulate important functions such as heart rate and blood pressure, reduce the stress response and also having an effect on your posture. Tune in here for this very insightful podcast......included is a two minute technique for switching on your parasympathetic nervous system which enables a calm response. There are different types of breathing exercises one can do to help foster a sense of calm, reduce stress and anxiety levels, and lower blood pressure just to name a few.