General Health & Wellbeing


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 are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are predominantly found in oily […]

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



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 ...


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


Adjusting The Body's Natural Set-Point For Weight   Have you ever lost weight, only to regain it after a relatively short period of time?  Did you find yourself back where you started (and perhaps even worse off)?   This can be exceptionally frustrating, but it is a common side-effect of […]

The Key To Long-Term Weight Management



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?


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


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


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


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