Now for Utopia Part Two, the gorgeous hormone revolutionist Nat Kringoudis! I love this woman and her philosophy and was super excited to meet her in the flesh. If you missed Part One you can find it over here.
On arrival to the bustling halls of Utopia, I headed to see my darling girls at Wilde Flora and Your Core Light, much to my surprise and delight the gorgeous Nat Kringoudis was the booth right beside them!! So I took the opportunity right away to purchase her new book “Well & Good” and have a quick chat.
I must admit I am a bit of a fan girl, I have participated in Dr Nat’s Debunking Ovulation online and love her blog and insta updates, so chatting with her in person was pretty spesh. A passionate little pocket rocket is the perfect way to describe her, her enthusiasm for knowing your own body and what works specifically for you is contagious.
When it came time to hear Nat speak on stage, I was lucky enough to share the experience with a divine friend who knows firsthand the power Dr Nat, her words and practices, a friend who has struggled with fertility and is now in her own words “growing a tiny human” (You can read Diana’s story HERE). Although I am in no way ready to grow a tiny human myself, I am interested in how to create healthy hormones (because unhealthy ones just sound nasty).
What I love about Nat is that she advocates what works for your body, dismisses band-aid treatments and looks to the heart (or the gut) of the matter.
GUT HEALTH | The Pivot of Wellness
Some key points covered off by Nat (also in her new book “Well & Good”)
- The gut is likened to a second brain
- A healthy gut carries around three litres of bacteria (don’t think about that too much…)
- Gut health is shaped from the time we are in the womb
- Diet, medications and stress all effect our gut bacteria
- Fermented foods and probiotics can help restore gut flora
I always knew gut health was important, but had no idea HOW important it was.
MAKE AN INFORMED CHOICE
The key message I have scribbled in my little notebook. So many factors effecting our overall health are within our control, obviously we are unable to control genetic factors but things like the cosmetics and cleaning products we use (often these contain chemicals that mimic oestrogen) to our ability and techniques to handle stress can make a huge difference to our wellbeing. So check labels, read books and ask for advice if you are unsure.
STRESS AND ITS EFFECT ON YOUR BODY
Nat makes the very, very pertinent point of “Stress does not make you more important” How often do we say “I’m soooooooooooooo busy, I’m soooooooooooo stressed”? Taking time for yourself and learning techniques to manage stressful situations is imperative to a healthy fulfilling life. From a hormone perspective, stress hormones such as Cortisol and adrenaline disrupt the production of other hormones, upsetting the delicate balance in your body.
So many health and hormone lessons in such a short space of time. Nat provides health information we should all know in digestible (pun intended) chunks, I am currently reading Well and Good and can’t wait to try some of the fertility friendly recipes, because as I have now learnt, fertility is not just about making babies but about having a thriving body, tip to toe.
If you would like a little more info on fertility or wellbeing in general you can head over to http://www.natkringoudis.com.au/ or for a little video on Nat’s gorgeous new book “Well & Good” you can see it HERE
Much love, em x