The Power of a: A conversation with Nicole Bathurst

We’ve been yarning with Nicole Bathurst, Mum, dietician, speaker, vegan, fellow queen and specialist in menopausal weight loss.  Nicole is there to help us Gen X women overcome and work through the life change that is inevitable with grace, good humour and greens!  As Nic says “eat to thrive over 45”!

In this episode of the Queen Be Podcast, we caught up with Nicole Bathurst and Nicole is actually our first Western Australian podcast guest.

After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Nicole undertook a complete review of her life and lifestyle. At times like these that really make you look at things in laser focus.

Nicole’s incredible journey to healing and purpose led for health is formidable.


Breaking Free from Unhealthy Patterns

Nicole’s journey unfolds as a conscious departure from familial patterns. Growing up amidst her mother’s struggle with emotional eating, she made a resolute choice to forge a different path. The battle with bulimia in her late teens and early 20s marked a pivotal moment. It was the discovery of transformative potential in food through books like “Raw Energy” and “Fit for Life” that laid the foundation for her commitment to a healthier lifestyle.

This initial exploration set the stage for a lifelong commitment to learning and self-improvement. Nicole’s journey mirrors a conscious decision to break free from unhealthy patterns, paving the way for a profound understanding of the impact of lifestyle choices on overall well-being.


Discovering Cancer as an Physical Impact of Emotions

After a surprising cancer diagnosis, Nicole embarked on a journey of self-discovery. This revelation led her to confront and address the underlying anger within herself, and to let go of the negative influences in her life.

Her story is not just about overcoming physical challenges but also about navigating the complexities of emotional well-being. By unveiling and addressing these emotional patterns, Nicole exemplifies the transformative power of introspection, resilience, and the pursuit of holistic personal development.


Having a drink is a social norm. It is what we do when we get together and to help “recover” from a draining day. So what does it take to make the shift from “what we do” to prioritising health and wellbeing?

Deciding to stop drinking at 50 brought unexpected benefits, from improved sleep to heightened presence in social situations. Nicole shares the empowerment found in making conscious choices for one’s well-being.

The exploration of sobriety also sheds light on societal expectations and the courage required to diverge from the norm. Nicole’s experience with alcohol becomes a powerful narrative of self-discovery, resilience, and the pursuit of a life aligned with personal values.


Embracing Plant-Based Living and Wellness Choices

Nicole’s shift  to plant based living reflects a profound understanding of the interplay between nutrition, gut health, and overall well-being. Her emphasis on whole foods and the transformative power of plant-based nutrition emerges as a guiding light for those seeking holistic health.

Nicole’s experience with breast cancer became a transformative experiment, showcasing the intersection of medical choices and lifestyle changes. Opting for a mastectomy, rejecting certain medical interventions, and incorporating holistic wellness practices, she emerges not just resilient but empowered.

This segment of her journey serves as an inspiration for individuals navigating health challenges and seeking holistic approaches to well-being.

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