Gut, Liver & Digestion


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With all the scientific advancements of the 21st Century, I would have to say that one of the top discoveries would be the discovery of the role our gut plays in our overall health.  Research is linking what happens in our gut (and in particular, with our gut bacteria, known […]

The Latest In Gut Health Testing


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?



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


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. So […]

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


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



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


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


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



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


Have you had the flu or an infection recently, and did you need to take antibiotics or painkillers? Whilst necessary in certain situations, both antibiotics and painkillers are harsh on the digestive tract, and can trigger imbalances in the health of your gut. Antibiotics kill bad bacteria, but they also […]

A Healthy Gut Flora




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


By the time January comes around, most of us know too well the feeling of having overindulged over the Christmas and New Year period.  We tend to eat too much, drink too much, toss the exercise routine aside, and that’s all before the inevitable 3 boxes of chocolates or Danish […]

Detoxification – Is It Necessary?


Fermented Foods Week: Monday 27th October – Sunday 2nd November 2014 If you haven’t gotten into fermented foods yet – do yourself a favour, set aside a little bit of time one weekend and get your fermenting on.   Learning how to make your own fermented foods and drinks are an easy, […]

The Health Benefits of Fermented Foods



Maintaining a well-functioning digestive system is one of the most important things you can do to improve your overall health.  The digestive system can be regarded as the ‘cornerstone’ on which all other organ systems in the body rely - without digestion and absorption of the nutrients we need, and […]

Healthy Digestion