General Health & Wellbeing


You may have read a little about me as Linda has been graciously introducing me as her new Nutritionist based online. Being online is the best of both worlds as you don’t have to travel to see me, you can sit in your pyjama bottoms and slippers and I wouldn’t […]

Introducing Our New Nutritionist – Melissa Cook


Change Isn't Always Easy... In fact, making a conscious decision to alter the course of your life can be downright scary – no matter whether that change is taking on a new career, becoming a parent, moving to a new town, choosing to end a relationship…or even taking the necessary […]

The REAL Cost Of Staying Stuck…


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The belief that one of the most important aspects of a food is its calorie (energy) content has been one of the cornerstones of nutrition for the past 100+ years. And in fact, when I first started studying nutrition in the mid 2000’s, I recall my textbook talking about ‘calories […]

Counting Calories? Maybe That’s Not Such A Great Idea…



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While she was hoping to crack the 10kg mark, Leesa has come very close and probably has gotten there since we performed her final weigh-in!   She's been able to successfully navigate through the Christmas/New Year period as well as birthdays and family get-togethers without derailing her progress.   She's […]

Metabolic Balance® Success Stories Part 1


I first heard about Metabolic Balance® back in 2018.  I was instantly intrigued about this program, and hoped to bring it into my clinic at some stage so that I could help my patients create even better, brighter futures.  As it turned out, 2020 was the right time, and I […]

My Metabolic Balance® Journey…


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In my clinic, I estimate that around 90% of patients who come to see me list ‘weight loss’ as one of their key areas they are needing support with.  And while there are more than a few weight-loss strategies around (all promising miraculous results), the reality is that most of […]

Why Balancing Your Metabolism Just Makes Sense…



Cancer.  It’s a condition that affects almost all of us - whether we have experienced it directly ourselves, or someone we love has received that devastating diagnosis.  And it is not just the disease itself – it’s also the accompanying fear and uncertainty, the sheer overwhelm, the treatment options and […]

How Can Naturopathic Care Support Cancer Patients?


Have you ever suffered from a heavy cold, flu or other viral infection, and find that it takes you weeks (sometimes months) afterwards to feel like your ‘old self’ again?  Or maybe you find that once you got sick the first time, you fall into a pattern of one continual […]

Feeling Wiped Out After A Virus? Here’s Why






Today I saw a young lady in my clinic who reminded me of me…albeit a couple of decades ago.   It was her period trouble that brought her in to see me.  She’d suffered extreme pain since she first started her cycle in her teen years, and now a decade […]

Why Your Period Pain Is Not Normal



With cardiovascular disease being responsible for killing one person in Australia every 12 minutes, it pays to ensure we are looking after our heart and blood vessels.  And while medical treatments have focused on lowering risk factors with medications, or treating the end results of cardiovascular issues with surgery, as […]

Herbs For A Happy Heart


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With the increasing knowledge around these days about how our gut health impacts our whole body,  fermented foods have become extremely popular.  It’s now common to see kombucha (fermented tea) being sold in the cold drinks aisle in the local supermarket, sauerkraut at community markets and all kinds of yoghurts […]

Can Fermented Foods Be Bad For You?


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



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


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