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Healthy Ramen Bowl(Serves 1) Ingredients:50g brown rice noodles2 cups vegetable broth3 garlic cloves, minced1 carrot, sliced6 mushrooms, sliced½ tsp chilli powder1 Tbsp lime juice2 eggs, soft-boiled1 Tbsp fresh coriander, chopped Method:Combine vegetable broth, garlic and noodles in a large saucepan on medium-high heat.Add carrot, mushroom, chilli and lime juice, and cook for […]

Healthy Ramen Bowl


Low-carbohydrate diets have recently been the talk of the town, and are quite popular amongst those who are trying to lose a few kilos.  Chances are you have come across this type of diet (also called low-carb-high-fat (LCHF) or ketogenic diet) at some stage – either you’ve tried it yourself, […]

Low-Carbohydrate Diets: Clearing Up The Myths


Let’s face it, we’re all looking for that elusive ‘magic pill’ that will melt fat off without the need for a single sit-up. There have been a few natural products that have been shown to assist with fat-burning, (such as green tea, which probably deserves an article all to itself), […]

Can A Probiotic Help You Lose Weight?



Selenium is an essential mineral we all need – the trouble is, like with many other nutrients, we don’t always get enough of it.  Luckily for me, my nutrition training means that I was able to tap into the many benefits of selenium years ago, and it’s now one of […]

Why Is Selenium So Good?


So here I go again – talking about the gut, which as most of you have already guessed is a favourite topic of mine!   And with good reason – the more we find out about our gut health, and the delicate balance of flora (bacteria) in our gut, the […]

Could An Imbalance Be Causing Your Gut Problems?


No, not the kind that you’re thinking of!   While I consider them no less ‘magic’, I’m actually talking about medicinal mushrooms.   You might be surprised to learn that some of the herbs we use as remedies strictly speaking aren’t actually ‘herbs’ at all – and certain mushrooms fall […]

The Good ‘Shrooms



2017 was an infamous flu season, both here and abroad. Here in Australia we saw a spike in the number and severity of flu cases, with so many people falling ill – even those who normally escape these kinds of infections. With this in mind, I’ve been seeing plenty of […]

Why We Get Sick – And What To Do About ...


Allergies and intolerance (to foods, chemicals, and even medications and supplements) are considered to be among the fastest-growing chronic conditions in Australia - and these types of issues are only expected to become more common over the coming years.  It especially concerns me how many of our young people seem […]

Reactivity & Intolerance


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We all have an a year that in many ways we’d like to forget – an ‘annus horribilis’ as the Queen would say.   In some ways, 2017 was mine.   Whilst in many ways it was a good year – my twins finished their final year of high school, […]

How Yoga Saved Me



Find your way to true healing.   We all want to see results quickly when we start making changes to our health.  The motivation to eat healthily, get some regular exercise, lose weight, take up meditation or yoga kicks in – but sometimes these good intentions fall by the wayside […]

The Missing Ingredient? Time.


Depression is unfortunately an extremely common condition these days.  It is estimated that almost a quarter of all Australians are affected by depression and/or anxiety.1  These disorders can greatly reduce a person’s enjoyment of life, and interfere with work, family, relationships, personal wellbeing, and more.    To make matters worse, […]

Depression: How Turmeric & Saffron May Help


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Proposed Changes To Health Fund Rebates   You may have heard last week that private health cover is in the process of a shake-up, and it has been proposed that the coverage for many natural therapies be discontinued.   Unfortunately, this means that rebates for naturopathy and herbal medicine, as […]

Using Private Health Cover? Your Rebate Is At Risk



Allergies – causing sneezing, wheezing and sinus trouble can really put a dampener on your day! And with around 14% of people currently experiencing recurring episodes of hayfever (a figure that is increasing each year), allergies certainly are not uncommon.   Unfortunately for those of us in the Toowoomba region, […]

Are Spring Allergies Getting You Down?


Did you know?   From 1st Feb. 2018, following a review by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), ALL painkilling medications that contain codeine will no longer be available over-the-counter, and will require a doctor’s prescription. This has come about because of safety concerns regarding the potential harm these medications can […]

Changes To Painkilling Medications


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At this time of year, with the weather cooling down and the dry winds picking up, eczema and other skin irritations can really start to flare up.  Unfortunately, children are often the ones who suffer the most with this condition, and it’s certainly not nice to see little ones in […]

Eczema – It’s Not Just About The Outside



Anxiety is a condition that can really impact one’s enjoyment of life. And it’s a problem that is all too common – in fact, anxiety is thought to affect almost three times as many people as are affected by depression.     Unfortunately, the medical approach for anxiety is aimed […]

Natural Solutions For Anxiety


I’ve recently returned from a couple of weeks away in beautiful NSW, where I was lucky enough to attend the Metagenics 2017 International Congress on Natural Medicine. This event oh-so-conveniently happened to be held in the Hunter Valley (lets just say that this naturopath received an education in local wine […]

Your Gut is an Amazing Thing


Like many herbs that I use in my clinic on a day-to-day basis, Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) has been around for quite a while. Thousands of years, in fact. It is a well-known plant that was used by Native Americans, those living in medieval Europe and even right back to the […]

Elderberry For Colds, Flus…And More