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PODCAST | Nurturing Women’s Health & Well-Being

In this podcast, Doctor of Chinese Medicine & Acupuncturist Carla Brion, shares actionable insights to help you care for your health with a holistic approach.

Brimming with juicy goodness for womanhood – this ‘must-listen’ podcast is for women who are conscious of caring for and understanding their body beyond what you already know. Listen to it here, now.

In this podcast, you will learn:

Humming Hormones

  • The relationship between your hormones and anxiety &/or insomnia
  • The causes/origins of Endometriosis & PCOS
  • The effect of stress, diet and toxins on our body
  • Carla’s top 3 tips to reduce stress
  • How to begin removing toxins from your home, from what’s going on & in your body, and the toxins in your environment
  • The diet Carla recommends to keep you hormones happy
  • Carla’s top tips to prevent and ease menstrual cramps

The Pill

  • How the pill and antibiotics can impact your health
  • Why Carla thinks the pill is one of the most over-prescribed drugs and a band-aid approach to wellbeing concerns
  • What a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) approach to healing women’s health problems may consist of (as an alternative to taking the pill)
  • Alternative contraceptive methods (other than the pill) available to you


  • When your fertile window is
  • How to tell when you’re ovulating
  • When your most fertile years are, according to TCM
  • What you can do to increase the quality of your eggs (and Men’s sperm!)

Menstrual Cups

  • The benefits of Lunette menstrual cups
  • How a menstrual cup works
  • Carla’s tips on how to best use it
  • Why menstrual cups can be better than tampons from a TCM perspective


Listen to more from the CASA DE KARMA Podcast Series here.

As always, please discuss your practices with your preferred health care professionals to ensure your health care plan is complete, wholesome and suitable for you.

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Carly Taber Founder - CASA DE KARMA

Passionate about creating impact, income & freedom, Carly is a Business Strategist & Coach for Wellness Entrepreneurs by day. When she’s not working with ambitious entrepreneurs, you’ll find her practicing yoga, relaxing by the sea or enjoying a coffee with loved ones.

SHOWHIDE Comments (8)
  1. Hi Carla and Carly,

    Thank you so much for the insightful podcast. I learnt some really valuable things and look forward to adopting them.
    Carla – I just wanted to ask about pregnancy vitamins. I have been trying to conceive and my doctor and OB has recommended the black mores brand to supplement folate, iron etc. I am reluctant to take these as I feel they might be ‘commercial’. What’s your advice on pregnancy vitamins brought off the shelf?
    Also – what is your understanding of a miscarriage and its causes (from a Chinese medicine perspective)?

    Thank you x x x

    1. Thanks for the love Emma. With pregnancy multi’s, be careful with store bought brands because their doses might not be enough for you specifically. Though, I think Blackmores is probably the better of them. I’d personally recommend ‘practitioner only’ products you can get from you acupuncturist or naturopath etc – brands like Metagenics and Biomedica if possible.
      When it comes to miscarriage (or anything for that matter) from a Chinese Med point of view, everyone is diagnosed individually using differential diagnosis – so there is no one cause. Common diagnosis can be Kidney Jing deficiency., blood stasis, cold in the uterus or blood deficiency etc. Causes are everything from genetic/constitution, diet, lifestyle, stress factors etc. If you’d like to chat more you can always do a quick skype consult with myself or book in to see a local TCM practitioner near you. We can help so much with preventing miscarriage and supporting fertility and pregnancy. Hope this helps.
      Love n light, Carla xox

  2. Fancy our toilet paper and tampons containing nasties! Thank you so much for this. I try to buy organic food and make-up where possible, and use natural skin care and products for the home, but I’m having less and less time to make these myself. Carla, I’d love to know your favourite skin care, make-up and home cleaning products if you have any. x

    1. Hi Alyssa,
      You’re most welcome 🙂 Re: the products I use:
      – skincare: Grown Alchemy, Mukti, Aesop
      – Cleaning products: I use vinegar + water for a lot of things but some brands include Earth balance, Eco-store, Modere – anything chemical free and earth friendly when buying from the supermarket
      – cosmetics/makeup: Hourglass (it is AMAZING, my fav), Inika + Bare Minerals
      Enjoy xoxox <3

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