Yearly Archives: 2016


If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may notice that I have lots of ‘favourites’.  Which seems a bit funny, but I really find that there is so much to love about each and every herb that I use in my dispensary.  And while I use all […]

Herbal Favourites – Pomegranate


Christmas is just around the corner…   Over the past few weeks, I’ve had several clients express some apprehension about how they are going to cope with the extra temptation around the holidays, and the prospect of taking a backwards step with their health and well-being.   Whilst I understand […]

End The Year Feeling Energized, Not Exhausted


I love magnesium.    Without a doubt it is my favourite, most cherished essential mineral.  Coincidentally, it also happens to be the mineral that I find the majority of people who walk through my clinic door are in need of.   More often than not magnesium is one of the first […]

9 Signs You Need To Make Magnesium Your Friend



Your gut is a phenomenal organ.  Not only does it process and absorb the food you eat, turning it into energy, but it also is responsible for helping you produce certain vitamins, it is actively involved in keeping you safe from infections, as well as playing a role in your […]

5 Steps to a Healthy, Happy Tummy


Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)   Chamomile is a great little herb to keep on hand at home.  It has been used medicinally for thousands of years, mostly in Europe, with notations being recorded as early as 5th Century BC.   I love Chamomile not only for how effective it is clinically, but […]

DIY Home Remedies: Chamomile


Mineral of the month – Iodine   Welcome to a new section of the blog – where I will regularly be discussing a new nutrient (a vitamin or mineral), including a few factoids regarding how certain nutrients work in the body, what kinds of foods you can eat to make […]

Iodine – Here Fishy, Fishy, Fishy!



    If there’s one topic that’s guaranteed to get people arguing (other than vaccination!) it would have to be soy.  Go on a Googling safari and you’ll find plenty of articles stating the ‘dangers of soy’ and then others that take a completely different point of view, and explain […]

Soy – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly


Menopause.  It’s a time of life that every woman needs to go through.  Unfortunately it is also a time that many women dread, particularly if they know their friends or female relatives suffered from uncomfortable and distressing symptoms.   It is important to keep in mind that menopause is a […]

Menopause


For the past 50 years, we have heard much of the evils of having high cholesterol.  At some point most people would have had their levels checked by their doctor, would be aware that we have ‘good’ cholesterol and ‘bad’ cholesterol, and that getting these numbers right on that test […]

Cholesterol – A Natural Approach



Feeling flat, tired, worn out or exhausted all the time is simply no fun at all.   Our lives are so busy these days that it is easy to burn the candle at both ends, trying to keep up with our many tasks that require our energy and constant attention. […]

Why Am I So Exhausted?


** National Diabetes Week 10th-16th July 2016 **   By the year 2031, it is estimated that 3.3 million Australians will be living with diabetes*. There are 2 different types of diabetes, and most of us are familiar with the basics:   Type 1 diabetes is also known as ‘juvenile […]

National Diabetes Week July 2016


Earlier this week I attended another fantastic seminar presented by Metagenics.     It was a summary of information covered at the International Congress on Natural Medicine - an event that is held annually, and is the biggest natural medicine seminar held in the southern hemisphere!  Unfortunately this year I […]

Stress and Mood Disorders



Homemade chocolate
Chocolate - everybody's favourite!   Here's a homemade version that is quick and easy.   You can add different variations to the mixture, such as chopped glace ginger, nuts, seeds or rice puffs.   Ingredients: 500g jar of cold-pressed coconut oil 1 cup raw cacao (or ordinary cocoa if you […]

Chocolate – Guilt-Free!


Here is what must be the world's easiest chocolate slice recipe - not only is there no cooking involved, the end result is a tasty slice that will fool even the most dedicated sweet tooth!  Yet there is no sugar in this recipe, the dates provide a natural sweetness.   […]

Healthy Chocolate Coconut Slice


There's nothing like a fresh homemade pesto.  This recipe uses simple ingredients, and the result is a delicious, nourishing and versatile paste that you can use in a variety of different ways.   I've used a Thermomix for this recipe, however you could easily use a good-quality food processor to […]

Macadamia & Coriander Pesto Dip



Health Star Rating
I was recently doing my weekly grocery shop in one of our local supermarkets, when something caught my eye – it was one of those end-of-the-aisle, pile-‘em-up special buys that you inevitably have to avoid inadvertently knocking over with your trolley when you go around the corner.   But that […]

A Naturopath’s View of the Health Star Rating


A thyroid gland that's not working as well as it should can affect so many other parts of the body, and it is a temperamental little thing – it is easily upset by stress, digestive problems, nutrient deficiencies and exposure to chemicals. And if your thyroid isn’t functioning well, you […]

How’s Your Thyroid?


Is your health a priority?   This is a question I think we should all ask ourselves now and then – ‘how much of a priority is my health to me, truly?’  And answer yourself honestly.   In this day and age I do believe that we have come to […]

Is Your Health A Priority?