TNN #32 Baby Talk with Cheree Sheldon

Join us to hear our intimate birthing stories, as we interview each other about our recent experiences!

Every birth and every baby is unique and individual, this is our recent stories, try not to compare yourself or your journey.

Every Mum is super Mum!

On this podcast, we discuss our opinions, informed decisions, birth plans and more.

We want to educate and empower new mums and mums to be, so listen up and please share!

Want more support around pre-conception, pregnancy and post-natal care?

Make your appointment today!

Don't forget to order your copy of Mel's brand new book from mgherbs.com, The Gut Blueprint, out now!

Want to know more about Mel and what MG Herbs offers?

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We recommend that you have a one-on-one consult with Mel (in person or online) or consult your health professional before acting on any of the advice in this podcast.

 

 

 

TNN #31 Natural Pain Relief

On this episode, Mel discusses solutions for natural alternatives to conventional pain relief!

 

Don't forget to order your copy of Mel's brand new book from mgherbs.com, The Gut Blueprint, out now!

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We recommend that you have a one-on-one consult with Mel (in person or online) or consult your health professional before acting on any of the advice in this podcast.

TNN #30 Microwaves And Your Health

Mel discussed the concept of microwaves and their impact on your health!

Don't forget to order your copy of Mel's brand new book from mgherbs.com, The Gut Blueprint, out now!

Want to know more about Mel and what MG Herbs offers?

Head to mgherbs.com and join the MG Herbs mailing list to stay in touch. And find us on Facebook (facebook.com/mgherbsaustralia) and Instagram (@mgherbsofficial).

We recommend that you have a one-on-one consult with Mel (in person or online) or consult your health professional before acting on any of the advice in this podcast.

TNN #29 Reduce Your Waste!

Today's episode is brought to you by Remedy Kombucha! Raw, unpasteurised and certified organic. Get some bubbles in your life today!

My friend Sara Collins joins me on the podcast today for a comprehensive discussion on all things composting and recycling in the home.

After the War On Waste aired earlier this year, there has been so much interest in how to reduce the amount of wastage in our lives.

I was so inspired by this I have written a blog about it too, which you can find here, as well as research more ways I could reduce my own wastage.

Did you know what you put in the bin often does not break down, even if it says it does? I came across these awesome Urban Composter bins, which makes it easier to compost inside your home, it's simple!

Plastic takes thousands of years to break down...Let's be more mindful about all of the little things we do everyday that may be contributing to wastage. 

We share some of our favourite tips on this podcast, so get your pen and paper out and get ready to make some positive changes for the environment!

We'd love to hear from you if you have tried any of our recommendations! Share your wastage tips below, or tag us on social media @mgherbsaustralia (FB) or @mgherbsofficial (IG).

Don't forget to order your copy of Mel's brand new book from mgherbs.com, The Gut Blueprint, out now!

Want to know more about Mel and what MG Herbs offers?

Head to mgherbs.com and join the MG Herbs mailing list to stay in touch. And find us on Facebook (facebook.com/mgherbsaustralia) and Instagram (@mgherbsofficial).

We recommend that you have a one-on-one consult with Mel (in person or online) or consult your health professional before acting on any of the advice in this podcast.

TNN #28 Sleep Hygiene & Herbs

Today's episode is brought to you by Remedy Kombucha! Raw, unpasteurised and certified organic. Get some bubbles in your life today!

SLEEP comes up so much, not only with my clients but with people I speak to in day to day life.

Many of you, it seems, are afraid of using herbs and supplements to help assist in sleeping, because you don't want to become reliant on them. However, there are many very effective natural remedies available which help you fall asleep and stay asleep if you are struggling, without becoming addictive and with limited side effects.

Lifestyle changes is the best way to start improving your sleep. "Sleep hygiene" is about creating a routine or ritual around bedtime, for letting your body know you're ready for rest.

It can be as simple as having a shower and a cup of herbal tea before going to bed!

Improve your sleep for better health overall with this informative episode.

Don't forget to order your copy of Mel's brand new book from mgherbs.com, The Gut Blueprint, out now!

Want to know more about Mel and what MG Herbs offers?

Head to mgherbs.com and join the MG Herbs mailing list to stay in touch. And find us on Facebook (facebook.com/mgherbsaustralia) and Instagram (@mgherbsofficial).

We recommend that you have a one-on-one consult with Mel (in person or online) or consult your health professional before acting on any of the advice in this podcast.

TNN #27 Essential Oils Uncovered

This podcast is brought to you by MG Herbs and The Healthy Cocktail's love-child, The Ultimate Cleanse Package. We believe she is the ULTIMATE in cleansing. To get more love in your life, join us here.

Special guest Cindra Banks joins the podcast today for an open discussion about essential oils, how to use them and how we recommend not to use them.

Learn about aromatherapy, the use of oils internally and what I have learnt about oils as a naturopath, the philosophy around using a whole plant versus using a constituent of a plant and so much more!

This subject was a listener request, so please do send through your requests if there is something you want us to cover!

Don't forget to order your copy of Mel's brand new book from mgherbs.com, The Gut Blueprint, out now!

Want to know more about Mel and what MG Herbs offers?

Head to mgherbs.com and join the MG Herbs mailing list to stay in touch. And find us on Facebook (facebook.com/mgherbsaustralia) and Instagram (@mgherbsofficial).

We recommend that you have a one-on-one consult with Mel (in person or online) or consult your health professional before acting on any of the advice in this podcast.

TNN #26 What I Do!

I thought it was high time I told you a little more about what I do!

Being a medical herbalist is such an interesting and intriguing field. Many people have no idea what a herbalist does and how we may be able to help them.

I have spent many years in my own business educating people about traditional medicine and the natural approach to health that we take.

A personal chat, as I reveal what it was like when I began working as a herbalist and my first ever presentation about what herbal medicine is (hint: cringe-worthy).

Learn more about which herbs work for what conditions, the flavour and consistency of various tonics, the power integrative medicine and so much more!

Don't forget to order your copy of Mel's brand new book from mgherbs.com, The Gut Blueprint, out now!

Want to know more about Mel and what MG Herbs offers?

Head to mgherbs.com and join the MG Herbs mailing list to stay in touch. And find us on Facebook (facebook.com/mgherbsaustralia) and Instagram (@mgherbsofficial).

We recommend that you have a one-on-one consult with Mel (in person or online) or consult your health professional before acting on any of the advice in this podcast.

TNN #25 Milly From The Healthy Cocktail

This episode is proudly brought to you by our wellness lovechild, The Ultimate Cleanse Package. Head to thehealthycocktail.com.au and chose the Ultimate Cleanse Package from the home page. 

The queen of healthy juices, mylks and cleansing is here! 

Introducing Milly from The Health Cocktail, amazing Newcastle-based cold-pressed juice and cleanse business. 

I was so excited to chat to Milly about superfoods, cleansing and all things wellness.

Milly is an alchemist of beverages, with an aim to create the most nutrient dense liquids for her community.

We discuss the benefits of cleansing, a powerful process for body, mind and soul which I highly recommend doing! The Healthy Cocktail cleanse program is such a great program, with plenty of liquids and nutrients to keep you nourished for the period you choose. 

Our Ultimate Cleanse Program is a three day juice cleanse, supported by herbs and supplements from me.

Milly is a big believer in holistic health, which is something I love. Cleansing is a great start (or re-start) to a wellness lifestyle. 

We talk about some easy ways you can incorporate elements of juicing and cleansing into your daily life, to maintain or boost your health.

Together, we bond over the power of plant medicine!

At the moment, The Healthy Cocktail delivers only to the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie area, so definitely check it out if you're in the area.

Find out more from Milly at her website (thehealthycocktail.com.au), Facebook page (facebook.com/thehealthycocktail) and follow The Healthy Cocktail on Instagram @healthycocktail

Don't forget to order your copy of Mel's brand new book from mgherbs.com, The Gut Blueprint, out now!

Want to know more about Mel and what MG Herbs offers? Head to mgherbs.com and join the MG Herbs mailing list to stay in touch. And find us on Facebook (facebook.com/mgherbsaustralia) and Instagram (@mgherbsofficial).

We recommend that you have a one-on-one consult with Mel (in person or online) or consult your health professional before acting on any of the advice in this podcast.

 

 

TNN #24 The Natural Nutritionist

It was such a thrill to catch up with Steph Lowe, The Natural Nutritionist on this episode!

We share much the same philosophy around food and are passionate about sharing this with our clients and community.

Steph has a fantastic new book out called "The Real Food Athlete", so we chat about that, as well as our support for the "JERF" approach to eating (Just Eat Real Food). 

We cover off on the low carbohydrate/high fat diet that we often prescribe to our clients and why this works for most people and the myths and obstacles we are faced with when prescribing this diet.

Steph and I tackle to government's food guidelines and why this method of eating in most cases doesn't work, why using Google to find out the best diet for you is not helpful and the confusion around healthy fats!

We're grateful for Steph's time and knowledge on this episode and can't wait to chat to her again!

You can find out more about Steph over on her website here, or on social media @thenaturalnutritionist

Steph also has a podcast on The Wellness Couch (The Real Food Reel), which this podcast will be on next month, you can find that here.

Don't forget to order your copy of Mel's brand new book, The Gut Blueprint, released this month!

Want to know more about Mel and what MG Herbs offers? Head to mgherbs.com and join the MG Herbs mailing list to stay in touch. And find us on Facebook

We recommend that you have a one-on-one consult with Mel (in person or online) or consult your health professional before acting on any of the advice in this podcast.

TNN #23 Eat REAL Food With Richie From Core Espresso

On this episode, we catch up with Richie, owner of Core Espresso (Darby Street, Newcastle) to chat all things REAL food.

Richie called his cafe "Core" to represent nourishing his customers from the inside out, which he certainly does very well. Core Espresso offers simple, minimal and tasty whole foods, taking a unique real food approach to cafe dining.

As two real food nerds, we had a great discussion about eating seasonally and locally, making cooking simple, fermented foods and drinks and so much more!

If you're in or around Newcastle, I would highly recommend checking out the cafe for a delicious, nutrient dense meal. As you can hear in the episode, the cafe is buzzing with warm vibes and friendly people!

Find the cafe at 162 Darby Street Newcastle, online here and on social media @coreespresso

WANT TO WIN A $50 CORE ESPRESSO VOUCHER?

Jump onto my Facebook page, find the competition post (pinned to the top), comment and tag a friend and cross your fingers.

Winner announced 11th June 2017.

Don't forget to order your copy of Mel's brand new book, The Gut Blueprint, released this month!

Want to know more about Mel and what MG Herbs offers? Head to mgherbs.com and join the MG Herbs mailing list to stay in touch. And find us on Facebook

We recommend that you have a one-on-one consult with Mel (in person or online) or consult your health professional before acting on any of the advice in this podcast.

 

 

 

TNN #22 The Bliss Bomb Project With Lolly

This podcast is sponsored by The Ultimate Cleanse Package by MG Herbs and The Healthy Cocktail. Get cleansed now!

On this episode, I chat to the lovely Lolly from The Bliss Bomb Project.

Lolly approached me to be on the show to share her views on life, love, food and natural health.

Being an ex-chef, Lolly has experienced the journey of burnout that seems to be so common in the hospitality industry, going through anxiety and depression before stumbling upon a new career in natural health and is now studying as a naturopath.

She has a gorgeous website where she shares her favourite whole food recipes, alongside interesting information about natural health products and glimpses into her life as a student, mum and wife.

Lolly and I enjoy a great chat about adrenal fatigue, food and food shaming, emotions around food, food as medicine, community building and so much more!

Tune in for an informative and fun chat, find out more about Lolly here and on social media @theblissbombproject

Don't forget to pre-order your copy of Mel's brand new book, The Gut Blueprint, coming out soon!

Want to know more about Mel and what MG Herbs offers?
Head to the main page, mgherbs.com and join the MG Herbs mailing list to stay in touch.
And find us on Facebook

We recommend that you have a one-on-one consult with Mel (in person or online) or consult your health professional before acting on any of the advice in this podcast.

TNN #21 The Truth About My Pregnancy

I have had SO many questions and comments about my pregnancy that I decided to do a whole podcast episode about it!

This chat is open and honest, from pre-conception, to discovering I was pregnant, through to my battle with "morning" sickness and how this pregnancy has affected my life so far. 

I do get a little emotional during this episode (blame the hormones!), but I really enjoyed sharing my own thoughts and experiences of this journey so far.

I think it's so important to address choices available to pregnant women, as often you are made to feel like you have none!

What I would LOVE is if you could share this chat with your friends, family and colleagues who are pregnant or are planning to have children. 

I hope you are empowered to move through your pregnancy with the help of this information and me sharing my experiences with you. 

Don't forget to pre-order your copy of Mel's brand new book, The Gut Blueprint, coming out soon!

Want to know more about Mel and what MG Herbs offers?
Head to the main page, mgherbs.com and join the MG Herbs mailing list to stay in touch.

Find us on Facebook

We recommend that you have a one-on-one consult with Mel (in person or online) or consult your health professional before acting on any of the advice in this podcast.

TNN #20 Health Benefits Of Herbal Tea With Infuse

On this episode, we have special guest and fellow naturopath Hayley Hinton from Infuse Herbal Teas!

It was an absolute pleasure to sit down with Hayley and talk all things tea.

Hayley has a unique take on prescribing and using herbs, preferring to offer them in their whole form as part of her healthy herbal tea range.

We discuss the health benefits of herbal teas and the beautiful rituals around drinking and serving tea.

Hayley is extremely passionate about herbs and her herbal teas are a reflection of this!

You can find more information about Infuse Herbal Teas and purchase some of Hayley's delicious blends here.  

Don't forget to pre-order your copy of Mel's brand new book, The Gut Blueprint, coming out next month.

Want to know more about Mel and what MG Herbs offers?

Head to the main page, mgherbs.com and join the MG Herbs mailing list to stay in touch.

Find us on social media @mgherbsaustralia

We recommend that you have a one-on-one consult with Mel (in person or online) or consult your health professional before acting on any of the advice in this podcast.

TNN #19 Winter Wellness

Very timely episode as we head into the cooler months here in Australia!

This episode was brought to you by special request, so thankyou so much for your emails.

Mel tackles antibiotics first up on this episode, shedding some light on the industry, immunity and the impact antibiotics has on this. 

Herbal medicine is all about PREVENTION! Enhancing the body's natural ability to heal.

Echinacea is one of the key herbs for enhancing immunity, but quality is key.

Specific herbs of course can be prescribed for different conditions, there are so many amazing ones available as Mel mentions!

Suffering from sinusitis?

Mel has you covered with specific herbs and remedies for you.

Other remedies such as salt therapy and plants are fantastic for wellness and immunity as well!

Don't forget to pre-order your copy of Mel's brand new book, The Gut Blueprint, coming out at the end of this month.

Want to know more about Mel and what MG Herbs offers?

Head to the main page, mgherbs.com and join the MG Herbs mailing list to stay in touch.

Find us on social media @mgherbsaustralia

We recommend that you have a one-on-one consult with Mel (in person or online) or consult your health professional before acting on any of the advice in this podcast.

TNN #18 TRANSFORM Your Life!

Mel discusses her unique, holistic and comprehensive online program on today's podcast.

14 Days To Transform Your Life is exactly that - Two weeks to cleanse your body and mind, kickstart healthy shifts and inspire lifelong change for you and your family.

This is not a quick fix, nor is any starvation involved and Mel explains exactly how detox processes work and why this program is more sustainable than any other commercial cleanses.

14 Days To Transform Your Life will give your body a much needed boost, helping the body's natural detox abilities as well as boosting your immunity, energy levels and gut health.

The holistic aspect of this course comes in with Sam, providing a great exercise program to use during (and after) the program and Cindra, providing mindful exercises and activities that will enable you to shift your thought patterns and attitudes to commit to a healthy lifestyle longterm!

This podcast is a fascinating look at how our environment (the air, what we put on our bodies, what's in our food) impacts our health and how this program is essential in combating these pollutants, strengthening our guts and making us feel good.

Listen & learn!

Don't forget to pre-order your copy of Mel's brand new book, The Gut Blueprint, coming out next month.

Want to know more about Mel and what MG Herbs offers?

Head to the main page, mgherbs.com and join the MG Herbs mailing list to stay in touch.

Find us on social media @mgherbsaustralia

Thanks for listening!

 

 

 

TNN #17 Herbs, Herbs, Herbs!

Mel talks all things herbs on this episode!

Get up close and personal with those deliciously powerful natural remedies.

Ever wanted to know what goes into a herbal mix and why? 

Then listen closely.

Some of Mel's favourite herbs are discussed here: St Johns Wort, Marshmallow, Liquorice and Withania.

Discover what they are and what their amazing properties are!

Don't forget to pre-order your copy of Mel's brand new book, The Gut Blueprint, coming out next month.

Want to know more about Mel and what MG Herbs offers?

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Find us on social media @mgherbsaustralia

Thanks for listening!

TNN #16 The MINDFUL Blueprint

Cindra (Holistic Health Honey) joins me today as we discuss our BRAND NEW program, The Mindful Blueprint.

This podcast breaks down each of the ten weeks of this comprehensive, life changing program and why we have put this together.

If you missed it, we speak more about mindful living and why we do this back in episode nine (Mindful Diet = Mindful Life).

Habit changing, mind blowing, life makeover...These are some of the phrases you will utter when you take part in our Mindful Blueprint program!  

This program is all about slow, steady, attainable changes, for living your best life.

We'd love you to join us.

Register your interest here. The first 50 people who sign up for The Mindful Blueprint will become a special VIP member. Program will begin mind-2016.

 

TNN #15 To Keto Or Not To Keto?

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Mel addresses the trending diet of the moment (mentioned in episode 13 with Damian Kristof), ketosis and the ketonic diet.

This podcast discusses the word "diet", what it really means and how a therapeutic diet works.

Mel talks about how using a therapeutic diet long term can have negative effects not only on our physical bodies, but on our mental health as well. 

MACRONUTRIENTS are key (as you would know if you have ever come to see me), get ready to be educated and take some notes.

And keto of course...What is it, how it works and why I DON't recommend or endorse this diet.

Why not try my detox program instead? Safer, more balanced and more effective. Find out more on the MG Herbs website here.

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Find me on social media @mgherbsaustralia

Thanks for listening!

 

TNN #14 Make 2017 Mindful With Mel

Mel makes a HUGE announcement on this week's podcast!

Get to know your beautiful founder of MG Herbs, Mel and hear all about her intentions, ambitions and offers for this year.

Mel discusses the "mindfulness" trend and what it means for you and your life and how she uses mindfulness in her work life.

Note from Cindra - Mindfulness blog coming soon! Stay tuned to The Naked Naturopath Blog here.

Join Cindra and Mel for our unique, easy to follow online program called The Mindful Blueprint! We are so excited to bring this ten week course to you, covering food, mood, sleep, movement and so much more.

Express your interest for The Mindful Blueprint here.

Mel recaps the amazing book launch of Simply Balanced and introducing the forthcoming book, The Gut Blueprint. We'd LOVE you to be part of these books, so head on over here and pre-order your copies.

Gut health is paramount! And this is all tied into stress, overwhelm, poor food choices and our environment.

The Gut Blueprint will teach you how to heal your gut in your own home!

Speaking of healing at home, grab the MG Herbs Natural First Aid Kit mentioned here.

Oh and we'd LOVE you to join us on our Make The Shift Wellness Weekend in March, we just have two places left!

And did you hear the podcast with Ben from the Apothecary Kitchen? We are teaming up in a couple of weeks time for a ferment workshop. If you're in or around Newcastle, jump on it here.

Want to know more about Mel and what MG Herbs offers?

Head to the main page, mgherbs.com and join the MG Herbs mailing list to stay in touch.

Find me on social media @mgherbsaustralia

Thanks for listening!