Understanding autoimmune diseases and how to support your health naturopathically

Being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease is awful and not something I would wish on anyone. Yet almost 1 in 10 people will receive that diagnosis at some point in their life. When your immune system is working well, it is constantly on the lookout for foreign invaders (like viruses, bacteria, parasites etc). If it … Read more

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

10 things to know about naturopathy before you see me

I get a lot of enquiries about my naturopathy services, either by phone or email. Personally, I think it is very important and really helpful to have that no-obligation conversation up front to establish what the key issues are with your health, whether naturopathy is the right option for you at this time and am … Read more

For the best naturopathic results, come as you are…

Sometimes when new clients approach me 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

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My blood tests are “normal”, what now?

Frequently, when people seek me out for naturopathic support, they have seen one or more doctors, had some pathology tests done and been told that all their test results are normal and there is nothing really wrong with them. And yet they still feel unwell. Perhaps they have vague digestive symptoms or they feel tired, … Read more

The importance of a good appetite and how you can improve it

A poor appetite may be the source of your health concerns Good digestion starts with a good appetite. Feeling hungry indicates your stomach and pancreas are producing hydrochloric acid and digestive enzymes (sometimes referred to as gastric acid or juices) that are ready to break down the food you consume, and absorb the all-important protein, … Read more

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How to reduce your risk of cognitive decline

Cognitive decline is a scary thought but like most illnesses, the sooner you start to address it, the better your likely outcomes. No-one likes the concept of “losing your marbles”…not being able to remember names and faces or how to do simple tasks, perhaps having to give up work or stop driving your car. The … Read more

Functional Medicine. What is it and why should you care?

What is functional medicine? Functional medicine is a term slowly garnering interest in the medical fraternity among those doctors who seek to care for their patients in a more holistic fashion. In fact, it is the approach to health and healing which most naturopaths have been taught and have practised for centuries. The focus of … Read more