Nutrition & Healthy Eating


When it comes to nutrition, most of us know we need to eat better in order to feel better.  It’s always the first thing I take into consideration (along with gut health!) when I’m working with a new patient.   But where to begin? Nutrition is now more confusing than […]

Meal Planning Now Available!


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


Healthy Ramen Bowl(Serves 1) Ingredients:50g brown rice noodles2 cups vegetable broth3 garlic cloves, minced1 carrot, sliced6 mushrooms, sliced½ tsp chilli powder1 Tbsp lime juice2 eggs, soft-boiled1 Tbsp fresh coriander, chopped Method:Combine vegetable broth, garlic and noodles in a large saucepan on medium-high heat.Add carrot, mushroom, chilli and lime juice, and cook for […]

Healthy Ramen Bowl



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


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


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



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


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



    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


For the past 50 years, we have heard much of the evils of having high cholesterol.  At some point most people would have had their levels checked by their doctor, would be aware that we have ‘good’ cholesterol and ‘bad’ cholesterol, and that getting these numbers right on that test […]

Cholesterol – A Natural Approach


** National Diabetes Week 10th-16th July 2016 **   By the year 2031, it is estimated that 3.3 million Australians will be living with diabetes*. There are 2 different types of diabetes, and most of us are familiar with the basics:   Type 1 diabetes is also known as ‘juvenile […]

National Diabetes Week July 2016



Homemade chocolate
Chocolate - everybody's favourite!   Here's a homemade version that is quick and easy.   You can add different variations to the mixture, such as chopped glace ginger, nuts, seeds or rice puffs.   Ingredients: 500g jar of cold-pressed coconut oil 1 cup raw cacao (or ordinary cocoa if you […]

Chocolate – Guilt-Free!


Here is what must be the world's easiest chocolate slice recipe - not only is there no cooking involved, the end result is a tasty slice that will fool even the most dedicated sweet tooth!  Yet there is no sugar in this recipe, the dates provide a natural sweetness.   […]

Healthy Chocolate Coconut Slice


There's nothing like a fresh homemade pesto.  This recipe uses simple ingredients, and the result is a delicious, nourishing and versatile paste that you can use in a variety of different ways.   I've used a Thermomix for this recipe, however you could easily use a good-quality food processor to […]

Macadamia & Coriander Pesto Dip



Health Star Rating
I was recently doing my weekly grocery shop in one of our local supermarkets, when something caught my eye – it was one of those end-of-the-aisle, pile-‘em-up special buys that you inevitably have to avoid inadvertently knocking over with your trolley when you go around the corner.   But that […]

A Naturopath’s View of the Health Star Rating


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  Have you heard of Isagenix?   Chances are you have – you’ve probably had a friend, family member or acquaintance (even a distant one!) try to reel you in at some stage.   I’ve been asked about this multi-level marketing (direct-selling) company’s products from time to time.  I’ve even […]

Thinking About Isagenix? Get The Facts First…Please


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?