What you need to do to stay happy and healthy

Clients come to me for naturopathic advice and help for their symptoms or their diagnosed complaint. It’s my job to work backwards with the goal of identifying the factor or factors that may have caused their symptoms in the first place and anything that might still be contributing to or exacerbating their problems. Often, but … Read more

Do something pointless to improve your health

If I ask you the question….”what do you do just for fun?” how would you respond?  Let me tell you that when I ask this question of my clients, some have responded with blank expressions, some have struggled to think of anything and others have shed tears. It’s a simple question but it can really … Read more

8 smart tips to prevent premature aging

Have you ever stopped to consider what sort of “old age” you want? You might have plans for your retirement such as holidays and hobbies and you hopefully have a savings/superannuation plan in place to provide for those. But what about your health? What are you doing about your health NOW to provide for good … Read more

The importance of incidental exercise and how to make it happen

You’ve no doubt heard by now that “sitting is the new smoking” when it comes to the negative effects sitting has on your long term health. Lack of activity is now recognised as a risk factor for a variety of chronic health problems including heart and cardiovascular disease and being above your healthy weight (which … Read more

Improving your exercise results with the right nutrition

As the weather improves and the days get longer, many of us are participating in additional exercise. Maybe you are a runner or triathlete or perhaps you like bike riding. You could be training for an event or simply working on improving your times. Perhaps you enjoy a hit of tennis or golf or you … Read more

How to reduce your risk of osteoporosis as you get older

Most of us are told we need calcium for strong, healthy bones when we are growing up but other than that we may not give our skeleton much thought (until it starts to cause us some problems). Ensuring that my clients are minimising their risk of osteoporosis as they age is just one of the … Read more

How to have a healthy holiday and avoid gaining weight

Holidays are one of life’s great pleasures and absolutely essential for your health. They are an opportunity to rest and rejuvenate, to stimulate your senses with new sights, sounds, smells and flavours. They are a change of routine and a much needed opportunity to spend some essential time outdoors. Holidays should be beneficial  for your … Read more

How to enjoy the “silly season” AND preserve your health

The festive season is starting to rev up. For many of us, this time of year seems like one endless dinner, lunch or party. If we aren’t careful, it can be a time of overindulging, late nights and added stress. The result is that instead of gracefully sailing into the New Year we can slide … Read more