HSW 77 – Shift Work, Fertility and Pregnancy with Melanie McGrice

In today’s episode Melanie McGrice, who is a fertility and prenatal dietitian based down in Melbourne in Victoria, is chatting with us about how diet and nutrition can influence fertility and pregnancy whilst working 24/7.  We also discuss a few questions that were submitted by our listeners around conception, along with the effects on baby (if any), when working rotating shifts.

Melanie is the founder of Nutrition Plus Women’s Nutrition Clinics which provide specialist fertility and prenatal nutrition support around Australia, including online programs on nutrition for mothers-to-be.  She is a wealth of knowledge in this area so if you’re thinking about having a baby, then tune into this great conversation with Melanie!

Links mentioned on the podcast:

Research studies:
5 dietary changes which led to a 69% increase in conception within 12 months.
Effects on baby when working rotating shifts

Melanie’s website – http://www.melaniemcgrice.com.au/
Melanie’s YouTube channel – ‘Nourish with Melanie’
5 Foods to improve egg quality

HSW 42 – Fertility, Stress and Sleep with Dr Nat Kringoudis.

Healthy Shift Worker Podcast Episode:

Sleep deprivation undeniably plays havoc on our hormones, so today’s show is all about how shift work, or more specifically how sleep deprivation affects the function of our reproductive hormones.

Dr Nat Kringoudis is a doctor of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncturist, Author, Speaker and all-round natural fertility expert based in Melbourne, Australia and discusses why sleep deprivation is essentially a form of stress that prevents the body from performing as it should.

This includes producing an excess of the stress hormones adrenalin and cortisol, which essentially “turn off” our sex hormones, and why one particular supplement is her ‘go to’ supplement when it comes to improving our ability to cope with stress, along with various other vitamins and dietary inclusions that can support the body in times of stress.

Nat also chats to us about estrogen dominance and gut health, and how certain strains of bacteria can help in the metabolism and clearance of estrogen, along with other conditions such as liver toxicity and inflammation.

Such a fun and informative episode, you won’t want to miss this one!

Audra x


Links mentioned on the podcast:

Nat’s website – www.natkringoudis.com

To join her community – http://www.natkringoudis.com/subscribe/