Ep.17 Kate Smyth: Coeliac, Health Issues, Naturopathy and an Olympic Marathon

The Champion Within

16-12-2023 • 47 mins


Have you ever felt like you're constantly battling your own body? Our guest, Kate Smyth, can relate. As a marathoner and naturopath, she's no stranger to physical challenges, but it was her diagnosis of coeliac disease that truly put her determination to the test. Kate didn't let her condition derail her dreams; instead she transformed it into her strength, learning the right balance of nutrition and exercise to improve her performance even further. Join us as Kate candidly shares her inspiring journey, showcasing the power of perseverance and resilience.

Imagine training for the Olympics, the zenith of any athlete's career, while dealing with coeliac disease? That's exactly what Kate did. She didn't merely compete but climbed her way up to the top. In our conversation, we uncover how a healthful approach to nutrition and the power of a supportive team played a vital role in her success. Hear about her incredible journey from overcoming setbacks to running in the Beijing Olympics.

Kate's story is a testament to the importance of passion, personal evolution and the art of balancing one's athletic pursuits with life's mundane realities. Discover how Kate faced the unique challenges of being a female athlete and how she's now channeling her experiences to help others through her practice - The Athlete Sanctuary. This episode is a celebration of not just athletics, but of community, balance, grit and the sheer joy of chasing one's goals. Tune in, get inspired and let the champion within you take flight!

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