Ep 34. Optimising Women's Health Through Personalised Approaches with Dr Cam McDonald

Season #2

In this episode Jen talks to Dr Cam McDonald , Cam is a leader, educator, scientist, motivator and father. He is the CEO of the Precision Health Alliance - a world leading organisation focusing on the education of health professionals in the use of precision health. 

The organisation’s mission is to eliminate chronic disease and pain by 2050, and having ‘healthy’ and ‘resilient’ as the norm. Cam is an exercise physiologist, accredited practising dietitian, PhD Scholar, a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine along with being an international leader in the application of precision & personalised health. 

In this episode Jen and Cam talk about individualisation; the more we can improve our baseline health along with outcomes that specifically relate to pre-conception, pregnancy and motherhood.

Key topics covered include:

  • Understanding your own body and health type is crucial for optimising health and well-being.
  • The different needs and responses to exercise, nutrition, and stress depending on 'type'.
  • The importance of pre-conception and prenatal health for women to prepare their bodies for pregnancy and address any underlying health issues.
  • How personalised health approaches can help women achieve optimal health and well-being.
  • How understanding one's health type is crucial for personalised health and well-being.
  • Different health types have different exercise and nutrition requirements.
  • How hormones play a significant role in behaviour and identity during pregnancy and menopause.
  • How collagen and stress levels can impact pregnancy and the risk of prolapse.
  • Why fitness professionals can benefit from understanding health types to tailor their programming and coaching.
  • Embracing one's natural inclinations and strengths leads to better health outcomes.

To connect further with Cam you can find him on Instagram here and Shae here

Visit the following links:

For the general public check out Shae - https://shae.ai

For Health professionals go here https://healthalliance.org

If you are a mum listening to this episode and want to work with a mum-specific Personal Trainer or in a mum group fitness environment head to www.mumsafemovement.com 

If you are a coach, trainer or instructor who would like to learn more about becoming a MumSafe Trainer visit www.jendugard.com/mumsafetrainer

And if you would like to complete your pre and postnatal certification go to https://www.preandpostnatalexerciseacademy.com/safereturntoexercise

Please direct all questions either to [email protected] or into Jen's DM's over on Instagram @jendugard


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