TPS 42: Balancing Hormones Naturally with Kate Callaghan

Kate CIn this episode we have a fascinating chat with Kate Callaghan about female hormone health, hypothalamic amenorrhea, gut health and much more.

Kate is a Holistic Nutritionist, Personal Trainer and Lifestyle Coach specialising in hormone healing. Kate has over 13 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. She left her 8 pack abs behind for yoga headstands and high-jinks, and is now helping others achieve optimal wellness through nutrient-dense traditional whole-foods, adopting mindful and sustainable life practices, and moving in ways which rejuvenate rather than deteriorate the body. Kate’s goal is to educate, inspire and empower others to live life to the fullest each and every day….and she’s also in the process of growing a tiny human inside her!


We chat to Kate about:

  • Kate’s ‘primal shift’
  • Why Kate moved from a low carbohydrate to a moderate carbohydrate intake
  • What is hypothalamic amenorrhea, and how long did it take Kate to re-balance her hormones?
  • How to convince people to eat more (safe) carbohydrates
  • When is the ‘low carb approach’ appropriate and when is it not?
  • Why Kate got involved with The Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand
  • How stress influences hormone dis-regulation
  • The calorie reduction – stress connection
  • Are males more suited to a ‘low carb’ approach?
  • What does a moderate carb intake really look like on a plate?
  • Kate’s latest e-book project revealed!
  • How to cope with the diet and body changes when healing hormones
  • How yoga helped Kate heal her hormones
  • Does yoga have a ‘body image’ problem?
  • How to provide positive role modelling for children in schools
  • There’s no such thing as an ideal body shape
  • What did the average ancestral woman really look like?
  • Is it healthy to participate in extreme body building / figure competitions?
  • Looking fit and being healthy aren’t necessarily the same thing
  • How  does gut function impact on our overall health?
  • Does ‘low carb’ dieting negatively impact beneficial gut bacteria?
  • The pros and cons of probiotic supplements (and which are the best ones to take)
  • How to feed good bacteria naturally through diet
  • The benefits of prebiotics
  • Why Kate moved to New Zealand, and how this helped her healing process?
  • The importance of social connection and ‘community’
  • What is Kate reading at the moment?
  • The important connection between female hormones and heart health


Kate taking in her beautiful new home in Wanaka New Zealand

Kate taking in her beautiful new home in Wanaka New Zealand



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One Response to TPS 42: Balancing Hormones Naturally with Kate Callaghan

  1. Alien March 5, 2015 at 8:28 am #

    very interesting podcast. Over exercising and under eating because of too much fat. Please comment on eating more protein instead of upping the carbs. Especially for weightloss? I agree the v high fat model is not good for most due to the undernutrition aspect. Majority of our population are overweight. I think this needs to be the high emphasis for our population

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