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

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

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, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals your body needs to keep healthy. … 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

Is your good health worth the risk of DIY?

As a naturopath, I am frequently asked questions about this supplement or that diet for the benefit of a particular health condition. Or I will have a new naturopathic client who comes in with a bag full of potions and tablets they have bought from a website, perhaps tried, but still they are unwell. In … 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 reality, it is the approach to healing which most naturopaths have been taught and practice. The focus of functional medicine (and naturopathy for … Read more

10 things to know about naturopathy before you see me

We get a lot of enquiries about our 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 are … Read more

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The top reasons why I love being your naturopath

People are often curious when they find out I am a naturopath running my own clinic here in Melbourne but that my first career was as a Chartered Accountant. They remark that it seems like quite a change. Interestingly, I don’t really see it like that. From my perspective I still have clients who pay … 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

5 more key questions to ask your naturopath

It’s crucial that you give due consideration to the people you choose to trust with your most precious health. The importance of a good relationship where you feel safe and confident that your naturopath (or any healthcare provider) has nothing but your best interests at heart cannot be underestimated if you are to achieve your … Read more

What can a naturopath do to reduce or treat your anxiety?

I’ve written in an earlier blog about anxiety…its signs and symptoms and possible causes. I now want to explain my naturopathic approach to helping someone with anxiety. There is so much that can be done naturopathically beyond pharmaceutical medication and psychology. Most often, my clients will have already seen a GP. This is a good … Read more