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One of the most frustrating things when suffering from a skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis can be the difficulty in finding a cream to use that actually settles down itching and flares.  While steroid creams are the most effective at quickly reducing these symptoms in the short-term, I […]

Herbal Creams For Eczema, Psoriasis & More


When it comes to working out what we should (or shouldn’t) be eating for optimal health and weight management, the task can seem overwhelming.  There are a million different diets and plans out there – all promising the world, but not always delivering. With all this ‘noise’ around nutrition, finding […]

Nutritional Analysis: Insight Into Your Food & Health


Well, there’s no rest for the wicked, it seems!   I spent the last few days of 2019 developing my brand-new FREE resource, ‘Food As Medicine’.  And I am very excited to be able to share this with you!   What Does Food As Medicine Mean?   I truly believe […]

Food As Medicine: Eat Your Way To Health



When it comes to eating well, it goes without saying that starting your day with a good breakfast makes common sense.   When I am working with patients in the clinic, I always ask them for some insight into what they typically eat for meals and snacks, and more often […]

Cauliflower Fritters Recipe


At the time I am writing this (summer 2019), Australia (and particularly my home state of Queensland as well as New South Wales) are in the grip of a combination of smoke haze from bushfires, and dust in the air from the unprecedented drought.   While we can't do much […]

Top 6 Tips For Dealing With Smoke & Dust


One of the best things about being a natural healthcare practitioner is working with my long-term patients.  This is one of the perks of my job, and I always get excited when I see certain familiar names come up in my calendar.   Don’t get me wrong – I also […]

Why The Long Game Is The One That Matters



It can be overwhelming trying to work out what is and isn’t healthy when it comes to feeding your kids as packaging and marketing can be very misleading.  But as parents, we want to make sure our kids are getting all the nutrition they need for their growing bodies and […]

Give Your Kids A Nutrition Boost With These Simple Swaps


Nigella (Nigella sativa), also known as black seed or black cumin) is one of those herbal medicines that is relatively new to those of us in Western societies – yet it actually has a fascinating history going back thousands of years.   The herb (and particularly the seeds) are a popular […]

Nigella – Black Seed For Many Uses


The Importance of Posture for Muscle & Joint Pain   Many people suffering from muscle and joint pain find little long-term relief in mainstream pain management. Pharmaceuticals work to block the pain signal or decrease inflammation, which is wonderful short-term, but in order to address long-term pain we need a […]

Posture & Pain



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With all the scientific advancements of the 21st Century, I would have to say that one of the top discoveries would be the discovery of the role our gut plays in our overall health.  Research is linking what happens in our gut (and in particular, with our gut bacteria, known […]

The Latest In Gut Health Testing


Without a doubt, pain is at the top of the list when it comes to distressing health conditions.  And the trouble is, it is exceptionally common – pain is one of the main reasons people seek medical care, with 1 in 5 GP appointments involving chronic pain.  Often the only […]

Natural Options for Pain Relief


Insomnia, or difficulty sleeping, is a common complaint, particularly amongst people who are dealing with a stressful, busy life, or are under a lot of physical or mental pressure. Poor quality sleep is a common problem, with around 6% of Australians estimated to experience issues with their sleep, and this […]

What Your Waking Time Says About You



Having our blood pressure checked (whether this is performed by a healthcare practitioner or you are monitoring your readings at home) is something most of us are familiar with.  And we know that it is not great to suffer from hypertension, or high blood pressure.  Continuously high blood pressure puts […]

Hypertension – Managing High Blood Pressure, Naturally


Omega 3's fatty acids have a vital role to play in our bodies.   These are what is known as 'essential fatty acids' meaning that we need to obtain them from our food.  The most well-known Omega-3's have the tongue-twisting names of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).  These […]

Are You Getting Enough Omega-3’s?


Premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, is REALLY common.  So common in fact that most women assume that it is just something that is ‘normal’ that comes with being female. And it is something that has only recently been validated by conventional medicine – for many years the very existence of PMS […]

What Is Your PMS Trying To Tell You?



I find bones quite amazing things.   Before I was a practitioner, I used to think bones were a bit like rocks – strong, unmoving, (hopefully) unbreakable, and static – they didn’t do anything other than hold our bodies up.   When I was completing my studies, I was astounded […]

Bone Health: More Than Just Calcium


March is Endometriosis Awareness Month.  And it is great to see more attention being paid to this very relevant condition that is thought to affect 1 in 10 women.  Endometriosis is a leading cause of pain and infertility, and the condition occurs when tissue from the endometrium (the lining of […]

Endometriosis: My Recovery Story


We all need iron.  It is a vital component of your red blood cells, and these little guys are responsible for carrying oxygen around the body and delivering it to the tissues, so they play a HUGE role in your energy levels.  Most people are aware that one of the […]

Ironic Iron – What Your Deficiency Is Trying To Tell ...