HSW 64 – Low Carb and High Fat with Sports Nutritionist Steph Lowe

In today’s episode of The Healthy Shift Worker podcast we’re joined by Steph Lowe who is a Sports Nutritionist, triathlete, author and founder of The Natural Nutritionist – a hub for celebrating the importance of real food.

Steph talks to us about the importance of eating more real food – otherwise known as JERF, which encompasses more of a low carbohydrate, high fat (LCHF) style of eating and it’s associated health benefits including balancing blood sugar.

Given blood sugar dysregulation is common in those who are sleep deprived, adopting more of this “real food” approach can be key for anyone working 24/7 as it can help to mitigate some of the poor health outcomes associated with consuming high amounts of  processed sugars and carbohydrates – which let’s face it, forms a significant part of many shift worker’s diet!

In this episode you’re also going to learn why counting calories and following a low fat diet is not ideal, and how it can contribute in the decline of our mental and physical wellbeing.

Links mentioned in the podcast:

Steph’s website – The Natural Nutritionist

The Natural Nutritionist Instagram

Steph’s Build Your Plate Guideline

Do You Live In Brisbane (Australia)?

Do you live in Brisbane?  If so, I’m super excited to announce that I’ve been invited to speak at next year’s inaugural Wellness Basecamp in Brisbane on February 24, 2018.

So if you’re a local and live in Brisbane (that’s in Australia, as opposed to California), please come along and say “Hi”, as it’s going to be an amazing event.  Plus, it’s always really nice to meet in person too, because let’s face it – there’s nothing better than real life connections :-).

There is currently a limited amount of 2 for 1 tickets available through the website www.thewellnessbasecamp.com, so grab a fellow shift working friend (subject to your roster of course but hey, that’s what shift swaps are for aren’t they?!!!) and come along for a fun day of learning all things to do with wellness.

To learn more about the event, or to book your tickets Click Here!

Hope you see you there,

Audra x

HSW 48 – Sleep Nutrition with Dr Libby Weaver.

Healthy Shift Worker Podcast:

Both sleep and nutrition are two of the biggest challenges for anyone working 24/7 so this week we chat with one of Australasia’s leading nutritional biochemists, Dr Libby Weaver on this important but often neglected topic – that being Sleep Nutrition.

Dr Libby Weaver is a respected international speaker, author of multiple books, and founder of the plant-based supplement range, Bio Blends, who embraces a unique three-pillared approach that explores the interplay between nutrition, emotions and the biochemistry of the body.

In this episode, Dr Libby talks about sleep-enhancing foods (and practices) that can help to enhance sleep, along with some of the biggest disruptors of sleep and why they’re not great for our stress-producing adrenal glands – particularly when working 24/7!

Links mentioned on the podcast:

To learn more about Dr Libby, visit her website by Clicking Here

Breakfast Nutrition:

Chia Pot with Mango, Crushed Walnuts and Maple Syrup.

It was brekky on the deck this morning to soak up the winter warming rays of sunshine, before heading off to my local organic farmers markets.

These little chia pots are great for breakfast (or anytime really), as chia seeds are loaded with fibre, protein, healthy omega-3 fats, calcium, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus.

They also contain high amounts of antioxidants plus certain micronutrients including zinc, potassium, vitamins B1, B2 and B3.

From a shift work nutrition perspective, what I absolutely love about these tiny little black seeds is they help to provide sustained energy which is super important when you’re faced with ongoing tiredness as a result of working 24/7.

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HSW 36: Nutritional Skype Consultations for Shift Workers with Audra Starkey.

New Healthy Shift Worker Podcast Episode:

Are you struggling to maintain your health and well-being whilst working 24/7? Are you looking for some one-on-one guidance, but have been unable to find someone who really “gets you” and understands exactly what it’s like to work shift work?  Well if you answered ‘yes’ to either of those questions, then stay tuned for this episode.

This week, I’m super excited to announce the launch of my Nutritional Skype Consultations – exclusively for shift workers!

This is a project that I’ve been working on for many, many years (actually it’s been 6 years of study + 20 years of working shift work to be precise), but hey, who’s counting?!! In this episode I share my story as to what set me on this healthy-shift-worker journey, along with what’s actually involved in a Nutritional Skype Consultation.

If you’d like to book a consultation click on the link below:

Nutritional Skype Consultations