With a Melbourne winter in full swing, unfortunately this also means respiratory infections! Whether it’s a cough, acute bronchitis or even pneumonia, these lung infections are disruptive and painful to deal with, but can have lingering effects for weeks after. Read on for some of my favourite herbs for treating respiratory infections.Read More
Sarah had only three periods in the past year and had started noticing more hair on her upper lip and chin. She wrote to me asking if she could have PCOS? And what could natural therapies do to help?
If you have PCOS and are tired of getting no answers, it may be time for a more natural or integrative approach. Read on to find out more about PCOS and ways it can be treated naturally.Read More
Being female and in your 40’s can lead to noticeable changes in your health. For some women it marks the beginning of physical and emotional health problems that they had never experienced until now.
Hot flushes, trouble sleeping, night sweats, mood swings, weight gain, thinning hair, low libido and irregular and/or heavy periods. You’re only 44 but you’re thinking its menopause already!?Read More
Spring is the season for lifting spirits, having a positive outlook, for renewal, growth... and possibly for a detox.Read More
It seems like everywhere you look on the internet these days, someone is talking about SIBO. So what is it? How do you even pronounce it? Why should it matter to you? All are great questions that will be answered here. Let’s start with the basics - what is SIBO?Read More
Now is the time to take action on your winter immune-boosting program. Many foods support a healthy immune system, especially fruit and vegetables. Here are my top 10 foods to eat regularly to supercharge your immune system and help protect yourself against catching a cold or flu. And if you already have one, they will help speed your recovery.Read More
Ensuring you re-fuel properly after a workout is one of the best ways to support your body during a heavy training schedule.Read More
In my previous post I discussed why protein is a nutrient that plays a role in just about every function in the body and is vital for human survival. So what about consuming protein powders? Well not much divides the naturopathic tribe quite like the words ‘protein powder’. Some see the healthy benefits, while others claim that they are totally unnecessary if dietary intake of protein is adequate. Both sides are right to some extent, but as usual the truth lies somewhere in the middle.Read More
When you hear the word protein, you might think of extreme diets or muscle building. Although it does have a strong connection with weight control and muscle strength, this macro-nutrient is also the centre of a lot of confusion and conflicting information. I am often asked about protein by my clients in practice, so let’s look at the facts.Read More