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

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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

What you need to know about your microbiome

Are your digestive problems or other symptoms a result of an unhealthy gut 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 … Read more

Simple, effective “eating rules” to boost your health

I don’t really love the idea of “rules”. They don’t always allow for flexibility and can set you up to fail BUT these are a great place to start if you are looking to improve your health or energy. When I am consulting with naturopathy clients, we spend much of our time talking about food, … 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

How well do you know your digestive system?

If you have any kind of health issue, don’t ignore the role of your digestive system (even if it feels unrelated). Our digestive system (aka gastrointestinal tract) is vital for keeping us healthy. Its primary role is to break down your food into its components, eliminate what we don’t need and turn what we do … Read more

Why you might need fish oil and how to choose a good one

Most people know that eating fish is good for them but, for a variety of reasons, many people eat little or no fish. They may be vegetarian, it might be considered an extravagance, they just may not like seafood or perhaps they are concerned about quality. Fish, especially oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, anchovies … 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 do your grocery shopping like a naturopath

Tips for saving shopping time and improving your nutrition It’s very easy to make food shopping a last minute exercise. You race in, not sure what you need, grab a few items and rush out. What do you think the result of that is? I’m guessing that over time it results in an increased consumption … Read more