Female Health


I spent 3 days over the weekend in Brisbane at an intensive training for maximising healthy ageing with the Vitality, Longevity and Healthy Ageing Program (VLA).for the clinic - I am pleased to say that this new option is NOW AVAILABLE! *happy dance*      How Can You Achieve Vitality, […]

Introducing…VLA Quadscan Body Composition & Cellular Health Analysis


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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


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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



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


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 ...



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



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?


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


Female reproductive conditions are quite close to my heart – not only are these issues that I see in my clinic on a day-to-day basis, I also happen to have been diagnosed with severe endometriosis myself around 10 years ago.  Despite being told that I would have to live on […]

Endometriosis – Recovery Through A Natural Approach



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?


Time to think about what kind of food storage containers and drink bottles you are using in your home. Do you use plastic?   Hormone disrupting chemicals found in many plastics can interfere with your body's natural hormone balance. In the last 40 years we have seen a significant increase […]

Ditch the Plastic Storage Containers



PMS? Painful, heavy or long periods?   As women, we are often told that these symptoms are ‘normal’, or something we ‘just have to put up with’.   From a naturopathic viewpoint, these are valuable signs that something is out of balance, and in particular, that oestrogen levels are too […]

Achieving Hormonal Balance


  I came across a post on my Facebook feed this morning – one of my friends who had popped up an ‘ideal body weight range’ chart, and was (quite understandably) a bit put out because, according to this chart, she was around 10kg heavier than she should ‘ideally’ be. […]

Why I Tell My Patients To Ignore The Scales


Growing your own herbal remedies is both easy to do and rewarding.  I keep a few ‘dual purpose’ herbs on hand in my herb garden, and I use them in both cooking and medicinally.   Making a herbal tea is simple - you just need a good-sized teapot with a […]

DIY Home Herbal Remedies