Episode 32: Why we all need Milk Thistle!
Natural Health for People and Pets Podcast
by Narelle Cooke
3M ago
This episode explores the health benefits of milk thistle, a herbal powerhouse revered for centuries. Learn how this plant can support liver health, aid in detoxification, and offer protective antioxidants for both you and your furry friends. Join us as we unveil the science behind milk thistle, its potential therapeutic uses, and insightful tips on how to safely incorporate it into your and your pet’s health regime. Whether you’re a wellness enthusiast, a pet lover, or simply curious about natural remedies, this episode is a must-listen. Tune in and discover how milk thistle can be a game-cha ..read more
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Episode 31: Collagen for joint health – what you need to know
Natural Health for People and Pets Podcast
by Narelle Cooke
8M ago
In our previous episode, we delved into the realm of glucosamine and chondroitin, exploring their potential to enhance joint health in both humans and dogs. What we uncovered was a landscape of scanty evidence concerning their therapeutic advantages, with glucosamine emerging as particularly dubious. Building upon that foundation, our current episode seeks to further unravel the intricate tapestry of joint health. Our spotlight now turns to collagen, as we examine the veracity behind its proclaimed health benefits. Is collagen truly the panacea it’s touted to be? Join us as we navigate the dep ..read more
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Episode 30: Glucosamine & Chondroitin – Think again!
Natural Health for People and Pets Podcast
by Narelle Cooke
9M ago
In this episode, I discuss two of the main nutrients recommended to support joint health in both humans and animals and they are – glucosamine and chondroitin. Despite their popularity, there has always been controversy about the evidence for the benefits of oral glucosamine and chondroitin as treatment options for arthritis. Tune in to find out the facts of the matter – it may not be what you think! Paper: Glucosamine and chondroitin use in canines for osteoarthritis: A review Paper: A 2022 Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Enriched Therapeutic Diets and Nutraceuticals in Canine and ..read more
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Episode 27: The benefits of colostrum
Natural Health for People and Pets Podcast
by Narelle Cooke
1y ago
Bovine colostrum has been known for centuries for its health benefits and is described in the current scientific literature as on of the most promising nutraceuticals for the prevention or mitigation of various diseases in humans. The great news is that there’s also a growing amount of research highlighting the benefits of bovine colostrum for our domestic cats and dogs as well.  In this episode, I talk about how bovine colostrum can help in the management of infection, gastrointestinal disorders, allergy symptoms, and in the repair and recovery of muscles, tendons and bone in both us and ..read more
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Episode 26: From allergies to pain – why your dog needs P.E.A
Natural Health for People and Pets Podcast
by Narelle Cooke
2y ago
Palmitoylethanolamide (P.E.A) is a natural endocannabinoid-like compound that exerts potent analgesic, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective and antihistamine effects. In this episode, I talk about how P.E.A can help in the management of inflammation, chronic pain and allergy symptoms in both us and our dogs and why I’m so happy that my clients have access to such an amazing natural compound! If you have questions you’d like answered on the show, please email me at:  hello@naturalhealthandnutrition.com.au For discussions about show topics, please go to the Facebook page: Natural Health ..read more
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Episode 25: CBD for people and pets
Natural Health for People and Pets Podcast
by Narelle Cooke
2y ago
In Episode 22 I interviewed Dr Christopher Lee, the Veterinary Director of CBD Vets Australia, about the use of CBD in animals. In today’s show we expand on those previous conversations and cross over into the use of CBD for people. In this episode, I had the privilege to talk with Sara Kourkgy. Sara is the General Manager of Precision Pharmaceuticals and head pharmacist for both CBD Vets Australia and the new online initiative ‘CA Connect’ – a service designed to give people living in Australia easy and affordable access to high quality medicinal cannabis, in combination with a personalised t ..read more
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Episode 24: Saccharomyces boulardii for dogs
Natural Health for People and Pets Podcast
by Narelle Cooke
2y ago
In this episode, I talk about Saccharomyces boulardii (SB) and how it can benefit your dog’s gut health and overall health. SB is a type of beneficial yeast that comes from the skin of lychee and mangosteen fruits. It’s long been used in certain systems of medicine and is now available in dietary supplement form. SB is commonly used to help treat a variety of gastrointestinal disorders that cause diarrhoea, while also helping to stimulate the immune system and reduce systemic inflammation. So tune-in to learn all about what SB is and how it might benefit your dog. If you have questio ..read more
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Episode 23: Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis
Natural Health for People and Pets Podcast
by Narelle Cooke
2y ago
In this episode, I talk about Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) and how you can use it as a screening tool to gain a deeper insight into your dog’s health status and what might be driving any health problems. HTMA is a non-invasive test that measures the levels of beneficial nutrients and toxic metals found in the hair. It can detect an excess or deficiency of nutrient minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and zinc. It can also identify over exposure to toxic metals such as arsenic, aluminium, mercury and lead. HTMA provides valuable information on existing health conditions. For ex ..read more
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Episode 22: CBD Vets Australia
Natural Health for People and Pets Podcast
by Narelle Cooke
2y ago
In this episode, I had the privilege of speaking with Dr Christopher Lee, Veterinary Director of CBD Vets Australia. No pet parent wants to see their beloved pet suffering from conditions such as chronic pain or anxiety where conventional treatments have fallen short, and that’s where CBD Vets Australia comes in. As part of Australia’s leading medicinal cannabis network, CBD Vets Australia recognises the potential that medical cannabis therapies provide as an alternative or adjunct treatment option, and as such, have developed research and training programs to assist Australia’s veterinar ..read more
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Episode 21: The link between diet and behaviour in dogs
Natural Health for People and Pets Podcast
by Narelle Cooke
2y ago
Although cliche, we are what we eat! Fundamentally, what impacts mood and drives behaviour are biochemical processes in the body. And what drives these biochemical processes are the nutrients that come in from the foods we feed our dog’s day in and day out.  In this episode, I talk about the role that diet and nutrition play in the behaviour of our dogs, as well as outlining some simple strategies that all pet owners can implement in order to improve the nutritional profile of a standard commercial kibble diet. Lots of food for thought! If you have questions you’d like answered on the sho ..read more
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