Show #165 – Holistic Treatment: Dr Kate Wood talks whole body/mind treatment


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And onto this week’s show!

In this week’s show, I chat to Dr Kate Wood, founder of Healthspace clinics, ex professional athlete and someone who lives and breathes her passion for not only getting herself well, but getting to the bottom of why others are unwell and helping pull out all the stops to get them where they need to go. She has a particular passion for chronic cases.

Kate has represented Australia as an 800m runner, winning five Australian titles and competing on the international stage. She also lectured track & field at the Australian College of Physical Education. After being forced into an early retirement due to injury, Kate turned to helping others with their health and wellness, with a special focus on families, pre-conception, pregnancy and paediatrics as a chiropractor and so much more as she’s added further treatment skills to her arsenal to support her patients. We talk about various modalities that can be used from NET to Thompson Drop Piece, Cranial therapy and Bicom, as well as discussing approaches to health care, preventative strategies and more. I hope you enjoy the show and don’t forget to make the most of this month’s show supporter offer over at Enjoy, Alexx! x



The Questions I Asked Kate:

  • Let’s start with what you came from as an elite athlete, representing Australia and how you crossed over into the humbling territory of injury plague and chronic illness?
  • At what point did you decide “I want to help others” and how did you know what shape that would originally take?
  • You’ve added quite a few things into your treatment mix, let’s talk about each of them briefly (TBM/cranial/kinesiology/Thompson drop piece/ultrasound/NIS… just a little about each one and what it is/how used)
  • And one therapy that you don’t personally perform but the wonderful Marta who I see does – what on earth is BICOM?
  • How do you reconcile with the fact that a lot of these therapies are considered fringe by medical associations? What’s proof enough for you that they warrant studying and using with patients?
  • Chronic illness is so tricky because root cause is often a soup of things and treating one thing can disturb another, as we both know only too well – how do you best decide how to treat someone? What does profiling look like for a new patient/client in the Healthspace clinic family?
  • How does one know the difference between an adverse reaction to treatment and a detox reaction?
  • What do you believe are the best ways to keep treatment costs down in chronic illness, given cost is often a huger barrier – how do we make healing from chronic illness NOT the privilege that it currently is, largely private, largely experimental and requiring patience and willingness – is there a light at the end of the tunnel for chronic illness peeps?
  • What do you believe are the essential lifestyle factors that come into play for us to be truly well?
  • What does goal setting have to do with a treatment’s success?
  • If someone was regional and listening and didn’t have access to the amazing things you do for people at healthspace – what are some things we can do from home/questions we can ask ourselves/supps we could trial safely to move forward do you think?


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You can also find her on Instagram @drkatewood and on Facebook


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  4. Another great show thank you! I will be looking into practitioners in my local area.

    I would LOVE to win a Waters Co water filter for our health. I’ve been wanting one for quite a while (since reading your book) but have had to prioritise the budget for other low tox things. So winning this would be amazing

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  9. Hi Alexx,

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  10. What an amazing episode. Kate’s comment about her sons overgrowth of stain bacteria leads me to want to get my own 2 yr old son checked. Fear he has something similar going on. Would love to win the water filter, we currently get spring water delivered but not sure it’s the healthiest option, and with baby number 2 on the way it would sure help financially.

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  13. Another great interview. Thanks Alexx!

    I would love to win the Waters Co Bio 500 filter so that my 2 little boys aged 3 and 4 can fill their own cups with healthy clean water.

  14. I would love to win a WatersCo 500 filter for my Mum. I purchased one about this time last year and my Mum often comments on how beautiful tasting our water is. It would make me so happy if i could win Mum (and Dad) a filter and know that their water also tasted amazing but most importantly, that their water is so much more healthy for them.
    p.s. keep up the great work Alexx, I look forward to every Monday knowing a new episode is dropping into my podcast app!!

  15. I’ve been working slowly towards healing myself and my children for the last few years. We’re all have Pyrrole and my daughter and I have MTHFR. Add depression and anxiety into the mix and things get interesting. I have the waters 1.5L jug, but we drink so much water that the bench top system would be a blessing.

  16. Loved this episode! Kate was so good at demystifying a few of the therapies that I’d been curious but unsure of trying. What an incredibly knowledgeable and beautiful guest for the podcast.

    I would be so grateful to receive a Waters Co Bio500 filter system. My husband and I are looking to start a family soon and have been loving all the low tox advice from Alexx. My husband is a full time student and I’m running a small business making sustainable furniture. As you could imagine our situation means finances are really tight, so we’re about to move back in with my parents for this next season. While I’m so thankful they are happy to welcome us into their home, it’s also paired with anxiety as they don’t share the same low tox lifestyle.
    So I’m currently battling the anxiety of planning preconception in a home where I have less control over toxins in my environment.
    Having one of these incredible water filters would take a huge stress off us coming into preconception, knowing that we have access to beautiful clean nutrient rich water.
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  18. My wife listens to your podcast every week. This week I was in the car with her whist she was listening. Not usually a podcast that I would listen to, but I really did enjoy the episode with Kate. Easy to listen to and informative. Winning the Waters co filter would be great for our family. I did some extra research about them and was surprised to learn how not all filters are created equal, turns out a filter is not just a filter… I liked how the waters co doesn’t only filter, but remineralises. I also like the fact it’s a glass reservoir not plastic. Thanks for the chance to win! Good luck to all.

  19. I would love to win one of these. For some reason I find it really difficult to follow what filters what out. I know so many other low tox things but this one always manages to get me haha. I would love to have one of these babies on my bench and I have heard they make the water taste amazing whilst giving everything back and as fiances are super tight I would love to win one of these otherwise I will hurt my brain researching filters for my under sink system so please don’t make me do that!

  20. I love Low Tox Life, so informative! I would absolutely love to win the water filter system. I have just purchased that BIO 1000 for my own home, which I am hoping will help with my husbands 13 year battle with chronic fatigue syndrome (every small change seems to make a positive difference!). If I won the BIO 500 filter I would gift it to my brother as he’s raising my 2 gorgeous niece’s and I’m aware of the negative effects of toxins in our water affecting the young, developing mind. I couldn’t think of a better gift than the gift of health! Thanks for spreading the knowledge Alexx!

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    It would be great to win the Waters co Bio 500 filter system as I’ve been stalking their Facebook page for ages and Researching filter systems so would LOVE to get a filter for use esp for my kids. It would be well used filling up water bottles for home use, school and outings.

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