Prebiotic food

Everything you need to know about prebiotics and probiotics

I’ve previously written about the human microbiome and the important role it plays in our health, so how can you create a healthy microbiome? Well, it all begins before you’re born….. A human is first ‘seeded’ with microbiota (bacteria and other microscopic organisms such as yeast and fungi) in utero, meaning your mum’s microbial environment … Read more

Risk factors for breast cancer and how to reduce them

I thought I would address the rather daunting subject of breast cancer from a naturopathic perspective. As difficult as it might be to think about it, I believe knowledge can help you and there is nothing to be gained by burying your head in the sand. It’s important to know what the risk factors are … Read more

What you need to know about your microbiome

Your microbiome is your very own personal ecosystem made up primarily of bacteria, but also includes archaea (primitive single celled organisms), nonliving viruses, fungi and protozoa. The human microbiome refers to the genes these microbial cells harbour and is estimated to be 75 – 200 trillion cells, considerably more than the number of cells in … Read more

For the best naturopathic results, come as you are…

Sometimes when new clients approach us or book in for a naturopathy appointment they put themselves under pressure to be “doing the right thing” already. And sometimes I get the sense that they feel a need to apologise for their behaviours or habits or food choices or lifestyle. Perhaps they feel a little embarrassed or … Read more

Boost your health with these 8 easy tips for a spring clean

At last it’s spring. The days are slowly getting longer and the temperatures are gradually creeping up. I don’t know about you but at this time of year I start to think about revitalisation in all aspects of my life. The house gets a bit of a spruce up, the garden gets some much-needed attention … Read more

These spring fruit and veg will bring you out of hibernation

Spring is definitely on our door step now.  I can see the green returning to the trees along the Yarra. Do you enjoy eating with the seasons? It can be a challenge sometimes, especially as the major supermarkets work hard to keep their shelves stocked with our favourite fruits and vegetables all year round….sometimes to … Read more