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More Than Just the Blues

Such an important topic and when you hear the statistics that Joyce shares in this interview its truly so strange that we don’t talk about it more. The Blues, Depression….. We need to talk about it and we also need to know that there ARE solutions. Joyce shares so much wisdom and even better … she shares HOPE on this cast, I am truly feeling honoured to host such a show, and that we can get this message out to the masses that help is available and healing is possible and that it happens.

Enjoy the Episode!

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Joyce Bergsma’s Bio:

Joyce Bergsma is a registered Nutritional Therapist, practicing Orthomolecular and Functional Medicine since 2010. Joyce has a BA from Canada and later trained as a Nutritional Therapist in the UK. Her interest is on how food affects mental health and she is an advocate for approachable change for her clients. 


Before studying nutrition, Joyce worked for the largest private health insurer in the UK. Since moving to the Netherlands, she’s focussed on where food comes from and how it can be used to best promote our mental health. 

Growing up in Canada, the kitchen was the centre of Joyce’s family home. Her mother taught her how to cook from an early age with the vegetables from their garden. 

As she got older, she noticed how food affected her mood, energy levels, digestion and stress levels.

When several people close to her started developing serious health problems, she felt there was a connection between the illnesses and their diets. Would a healthier diet create a healthier life?

This interest led Joyce to study nutrition in the UK, where she learned to identify the connections between the systems of the body. She found out how diet, exercise, our environment and genetics affect whether diseases develop or not. 

Joyce’s interest in preventing the same depression her close family suffer from inspired her to learn how mental health could be influenced by nutrient therapy. Understanding the challenges of adjusting our lifestyles in a consumer society, she is keen to motivate others in making practical changes that enable their bodies to heal themselves.

Change is difficult, there’s no two ways about it. Joyce works to break down the different factors that contribute to mental health into bite-sized pieces so each step is manageable. We all have busy lives, but making change just happens one step at a time. 

Joyce is currently working on developing the Happiness Hub, a place to connect and learn about being mentally healthier. She also offers personal consultations and runs workshops for private groups on Stress Management and Fermenting Foods. You can book online at

Joyce’s Resources:

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take one step at a time”

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Birth Trauma Myths

Inspiring, authentic and realistic views and topics. How I love being able to talk to these empowering women and offer you in-depth knowledge.

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Bianca Sprague’s Bio:

Bianca Sprague is a birth doula and lactation educator and has supported hundreds of families through their pregnancy, birth and postpartum periods. She feels particularly passionate around maintaining the family’s relationships and mental wellness. As a queer woman she advocates for inclusive language in the birthing space. She lives in Toronto with her spouse, Alana, and their daughter, Gray. 

And a bio of BEBO MIA:

BEBO MIA INC. is a training & mentorship organization for women in the maternal health field, including pregnancy/birth professionals, childbirth educators & parenting specialists. They offer comprehensive skills, business support & community care through an innovative online structure that spans a global market. 

A very different culture from both the patriarchal boardroom model & the female-centric multi-level marketing industry, bebo mia offers opportunities for women to work from home while making an income for themselves and their families. They develop inclusive, accessible trainings for women that provide the skills needed to grow & sustain a lucrative business. bebo mia remains fiercely committed to their original mission that was developed in 2008: To connect women to their intrinsic value and power.

Bianca’s Resources:

“Not my circus, not my monkeys”

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Pelvic Alignment

In the first few minutes that I met Kamini, I realised that we speak the same language. Although she is a pregnancy yoga teacher and myself a pregnancy chiropractor, we have the same beliefs and philosophies on birth, the pelvis, sitting, opening. She is so refreshing and I am thrilled to share her wisdom on the cast.

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Kamini Stam’s Bio:

Kamini has worked as a massage therapist since 1998 and started teaching Yoga in 2008. She has had the privilege to study with various renowned teachers around the globe. Each one of them helped her deepen her understanding of the human body, and clarifying the interaction between body and mind. 

The body is really designed and meant to move

In 2010 she decided to specialize in Pregnancy Yoga. From 2011 she studied with Katy Bowman to learn more about how the body is really designed and meant to move. Kamini is passionate about alignment and intrigued about how physical alignment supports a positive mindset or ‘mental alignment’. During the course in Pregnancy Yoga and Alignment she will explain you how to adapt various yoga postures to the needs of your pregnant body, working on an optimal balance between flexibility and strength to prepare your body for birth. In her classes you will learn all about pelvic alignment, on how to get and keep your pelvic floor muscles toned ánd relaxed and why that is important. You will learn not just to squat, but hów to squat to prepare for birth and how to create the optimal birthing space in the (lower opening of the) pelvis.

Kamini’s Quote:

“Our bodies are made to birth”

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Diastasis Recti

I know that you have been waiting for me to an episode on Diastasis Recti and for thoset hat ahven’t I know that you will be grateful with this epsidoe too seeing as you will wnat to echck yourselves for it and it also might answer some unanswered questions about your post -partum body.

Becky was a joy to interview, she has a relaxing voice to listen to, an amazing accent that I LOVE  and also so much wisdom to share on the topic.

Enjoy the Episode and see you back here next episode.

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Becky's Bio:

Becky Spellman  was born in Liverpool in 1975 & because of a turned in left foot, was sent to ballet class at the age of 3 by our family doctor. 10 years of ballet school followed & I was lucky enough to have worked as a ballet dancer from when I was 19 until I retired at 30 when I had my daughter.


As a dancer I had always done Pilates, it was part of our curriculum at school (my teacher was Alan Herdman) & later in the companies I danced in, Pilates was part of our daily routine. Admittedly I didn’t like it but if I wanted to keep my body healthy & able to stand up to the demands of dancing 8 shows a week whilst touring, it was something I would have to do.

After retiring in 2006, I retrained as a Pilates teacher under the tutelage of Debbie Jenner & Suus Wilms in Amsterdam. It took a year to do the full comprehensive program & I was selected to work in Debbie’s studio allowing me to clock up my apprentice hours & learn from watching the more experienced teachers there.

3 years later I was accepted onto the 2 year Master Mentor Program under Lolita San Miguel in NYC.. The opportunity to learn from her was amazing and changed my perspective of what is possible with the help of Pilates. I graduated in 2011, making me one of only two Lolita trained teachers in the Netherlands & later that year opened my own studio.

As I began to study and explore the possibilities of the Pilates method I started to work with two really talented physiotherapists from Amsterdam, Joep Kamphuis & Roan Vierhout.

They would refer their patients to me with a “wish list” for their patient’s rehab. I delved into the traditional work that I had been trained in by Lolita to find solutions and then taught it to our clients. Not only was this in itself exciting to do, but we noticed that our patients were recovering much faster than we had expected through their combined physiotherapy and Pilates programs.

After working so closely with the physiotherapists, i realised that i want to deepen my knowledge of the human body in order to become a better Pilates teacher.

As of September 2016, i will be studying two days a week for my Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy at Thim van der Laan School of Physiotherapy in Nieuwegein, Utrecht.

Becky’s Quote:

“I love seeing my clients more comfortable.”

Becky's Resources:

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Good Gut Health from Birth

A super important topic and it was a joy to hear Joann’a passion for her work adn also her drive in what got her started on her journey to the work that she is doing now. A wealth of knowledge and it was an honour to have her on the show this week

Please share far and wide!


X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Joanna Krzeslak’s Bio:

Dr. Joanna Krzeslak-Hoogland is a certified nutritional coach, a registered paramedical natural medicine practitioner and a functional medicine practitioner in training. She has a Biology MSc from a Polish University (Warmia and Masuria University) and she has earned a doctorate in molecular microbiology at the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands. 

Promote Health for People of all Ages

After her academic education she went on to work in the biotech industry. In 2015, following her gut and returning to her lifelong passion for health, microbes, nutrition and education she brought to life her own company ProBiotic DIGEST. Now, she consults and promotes health through education about nutrition, gut health, human gut microbiome and lifestyle to help people in their journey to wellbeing. She is a voice for voiceless microbes – to tell you how important microbes are in our lives. Dr. Joanna as a mother of two daughters is acutely aware of the impact of healthy living – physically, emotionally and psychologically – on children. It drives her to promote health for people of all ages. Joanna is an author of scientific publications and contributed to several books. She offers individual consulting and workshops. For more information visit her website

Joanna’s Quote:

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep balance, you must keep moving”. Albert Einstein.

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A Natural Fertility Success Story

I love a feel good story. I’m so thrilled to bring you this empoeering inspiring story from a wonderful big-hearted super mama. She’s got so much love to share and I’m honoured to bring you her story.  Enjoy

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Shay Klomp-Beuters’ Bio:

Shay Klomp Bueters is passionate about helping people ”break–up with sugar” allowing them to learn the foods that truly nourish the body providing lifelong knowledge to live their healthiest, happiest life!


Shay graduated from the University of Montana with Bachelors of Science in Health and Human performance. After over 10 years in a 9-5 as the Director of an International Trade Organization, she decided it was time to go back to her roots in health and wellness, graduating from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Having experienced firsthand the life changing power nourishing foods have on the body in dealing with infertility and burnout; she is now on a crusade to help others do the same!

Shay works primarily online, offering 1:1 consultations with her Happier, Healthier YOU program as well as a 5 week Re-Vitalize YOU group cleanse – where she works with clients from the Netherlands, and also globally.

Shay invites you to download her Hormone Disruptor eBook, providing some simple steps to keep your hormones balanced and at their healthiest!

Shay’s Quote:

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.”

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C-Section Scar Tissue

An episode for all busy parents this week. You will love this mama’s journey from corporate career to burnout to self taught chef to Dutch Masterchef finalist to cookbook creator.

Such a great one. Get listening. I can’t wait for the book and yes I have already pre-ordered.

X Kaz

Dr Emily’s Bio:

Dr Emily Kiberd has been a chiropractor in midtown Manhattan for 10 years and the founder of Urban Wellness Clinic, a multi-disciplinary clinic with chiropractors, massage therapy, personal training, nutrition, yoga therapy, and acupuncture. She is obsessed with movement and is fascinated with how the body compensates for injuries.


Urban Wellness Corporate Solutions

She integrates a corporate wellness program called Urban Wellness Corporate Solutions into fortune 500 companies and financial institutions in NYC which includes: yoga, ergonomic assessments, nutrition, and massage therapy.

She works with athletes, corporate warriors, and has a specific specialty doing post-surgical scar tissue work, specifically postpartum c-section scars. She helps women get ready for pregnancy through strength training, breathing techniques, nutrition, and chiropractic adjustments and knows education is essential to a healthy birth.

Mama to 1 year old Baby Elvis, wife to DJ, she loves getting her patients moving better, smarter and pain free.  In her world work/life balance is a myth because she believes if you love what you do, they are seamless.

Bojana’s Quote:

“I never anticipated how much becoming a mum would change me”

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Reframing Pain

This has got to be THE episode that I always get first time mums to listen to. No matter what type of birth they are planning, they need to understand the principles that Rhea teaches in this episode.  This episode without doubt belongs in our Best Of series!!  And every woman should know these principles on pain before going into their first labour.

This is light bulb going off “aha moment” kind of stuff and I am thrilled to bring this information to you.

Rhea was a joy to have on the show. So informative. So wise and such a  joy to listen to.

A blessing to the birth world and a woman of such wisdom.

I am so happy to share this important message from Rhea and I love her chosen quote..

“you don’t have to like it to do it brilliantly”  from a fellow birth worker.

X Dr Kaz Jaffe


Rhea Dempsey is a highly respected childbirth educator, author, speaker, counselor and birth attendant with experience at over 1000 births. With adult daughters and grandchildren of her own, Rhea’s understanding of birth has been gained over four decades of working with pregnant women, their partners, support people, midwives and medical practitioners, in home and hospital settings.

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Stress & cracking the Stress Code.

This week we have our first interview with a guest on the show for a 2nd time.

I just had to get Damian back on the show again to share his teachings around stress and how when ongoing, it can lead to anxiety, insomnia and even depression and more importantly also how we can get out of it.

It’s once again a high energy episode with a bit of humor between us seeing as we have known each other for 16 years and if you didn’t hear the first (Episode 49) it can be found here which has already had a crazy huge number of downloads and needs to be shared with all mums.

Enjoy this episode!

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Dr Damian Kristof’s Bio:

I’ve been in the health industry now for more than 20 years in many different capacities. As a Naturopath, Nutritionist and Chiropractor I have enjoyed helping thousands of people regain health and vitality through natural approaches. I am continually excited and delighted by the life changes that people experience when they start to trust in their own ability to heal without excessive intervention.

Naturopathic and Chiropractic

My path through health has been exciting and varied, and at the same time very challenging and rewarding. I love the ability to interact on a one on one basis daily with my practice members and at the same time, I love the ability to educate and inspire people to change through multi media including Radio (Melbourne’s Triple M), TV (Downsize Me, Inside New Zealand, Brian and Bobby, The Exchange) Podcasting (The Wellness Guys and 100 Not Out) and of course in a seminar setting with The Power Of Food and Crack Your Stress Code events. My belief is that both the nervous system and the gastro-intestinal system are both equally influential in the health and longevity of the individual, this is why I love chiropractic (as it deals with the nervous system) and I developed Forage Cereal (to assist the restoration of impeccable health to the gastrointestinal system).

Having combined the philosophies of both Naturopathic and Chiropractic approaches to healing and well-being – I believe that people learn and achieve the most when there is no interference and there is appropriate supply of goodness to allow the body to thrive.

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C-Section Scar Tissue

Inspiring, authentic and realistic views and topics. How I love being able to talk to these empowering women and offer you in-depth knowledge.

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Dr Andrea Huddleston’s Bio:

Dr Andrea Huddleston is an integrative chiropractor, women’s health and natural fertility specialist. With extensive postgraduate studies in women’s health, reproductive medicine, natural fertility, nutritional medicine and wellness coaching and as the co-founder and co-host of The Wellness Women, Dr Andrea is passionate about spreading the message of optimal health and leading the community to make health choices based in wellness and vitality, rather than sickness and disease.

The Period Wisperer

Affectionately referred to as ‘The Period Whisperer’ by her patients and a strong advocate of women’s health, Andrea educates and empowers women to make the best health and lifestyle choices, with easy to understand information, to take control of their hormones and boost their fertility, often when other methods have failed.

Dr Andrea practices from Open Space Healing in Fremantle, Perth and works with women with PMS, amenorrhea, cycle irregularities as well as medically diagnosed polycystic ovarian syndrome, fibroids, ovarian cysts and endometriosis, as well as couples experiencing fertility challenges. Or, simple, women wanting to regain their health and feel balanced and vital!

“My mission is to help women get back in touch with their bodies and help them to understand that the signs, symptoms and imbalances they’re experiencing are not normal or something that should just have to ‘put up with’. The best part of my day is helping them heal and balance their body and witnessing how their optimal health transforms their lives and allows them to live with passion and purpose.”

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