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I’ve recently returned from a couple of weeks away in beautiful NSW, where I was lucky enough to attend the 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


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I was recently scrolling through Facebook with my mind elsewhere, and noticed an article from our local paper. The article was talking about a lady who had recently lost quite a bit of weight, after having bariatric surgery. Funnily enough, it wasn’t the article that got my attention, rather, the […]

5 Reasons Why You Aren’t Losing Weight



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Burnout.  It’s a very real and distressing condition, and something I see all too often. Our hectic, fast-paced lives these days are really not agreeing with our bodies at all – leaving us tired, worn out people.   And it is something that our modern science-based medical system really doesn’t have […]

Healing From Burnout


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Zinc.  In my opinion it’s one of the most underrated and overlooked nutrients when it comes to health.   Thankfully, it happens to be one of the easiest minerals to assess for, and also one of the easiest deficiencies to correct with the right foods and if necessary, appropriate supplements.   […]

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Zinc (And Why You ...


Vitamin D
There have been a few interesting articles regarding Vitamin D in the media recently.  If you haven't seen them, here's a bit of a summary: Vitamin D reduces asthma 1 A review of several studies has shown that supplementing with Vitamin D resulted in fewer asthma attacks, with less need for […]

Vitamin D Helps Prevent Asthma and Infections



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I recently attended a great seminar by Metagenics, entitled ‘Cellular and Systemic Bioenergetics: Effective Solutions for Clinical Fatigue’.  It sounds like a fancy name, but all in all it was a seminar that focused on why people feel tired a lot of the time, and what we can do about […]

Chronic Fatigue


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Smoothies are great!   They are convenient, quick and easy, and you can change the ingredients according to what kind of mood you are in (in other words, they are perfect for us women!).   Using a protein powder to give your smoothie a bit of extra ‘body’ (or even […]

Cheat’s Guide To Choosing A Good Protein Powder


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We're all familiar with probiotics...   Or at least, we should be!  There has been a lot of talk among health circles (and it even reaches mainstream news every now and then!) about the benefits of taking ‘probiotics’ – otherwise known as beneficial bacteria for your digestive tract, that can […]

Prebiotics – A Simple Stepping Stone To Gut Health



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We all know yoghurt is a healthy food.  Or is it?   One of the questions I'm asked on a regular basis is which yoghurt is best to choose.  And with so many varieties on the market, each touting their own benefits, I thought it high time I wrote an […]

Choosing a healthy yoghurt


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What's so great about liquid herbs?   One of my favourite things about being a naturopath is being able to mess around to my heart’s content with liquid herbs.  And chances are if you have seen me for an appointment at some time, you have headed home clutching a small […]

Liquid Herbs


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


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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


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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



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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 be discussing a new nutrient (a vitamin or mineral) each month, including a few factoids regarding how certain nutrients work in the body, what kinds of foods you can eat to […]

Iodine – Here Fishy, Fishy, Fishy!


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    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