Guilt-Free Chocolate Blocks

What is more gratifying than making your own chocolate? This recipe contains no nasties and literally takes 10 minutes to complete before chilling. Ingredients 3 tablespoons (60ml) coconut oil 2 tablespoons (20g) roughly chopped cacao butter 2 tablespoons (40ml) of pure maple syrup 3 tablespoons (2g) raw cacao powder 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence Pinch [...]

Some Facts about PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome PCOS and Insulin resistance PCOS is the most common endocrine disorder of women of reproductive age. PCOS is a complex metabolic and endocrine disorder that appears to cause the abnormality of ovarian function – not the other way around! The majority of women (50-70%) with PCOS have insulin resistance!!! Insulin is the [...]

Children’s Breakfast Ideas

BLUEBERRY BRAN MUFFINS Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line 10 hole muffin tin with muffin cases. INGREDIENTS - always use organic where possible 150g plain flour 100g wholemeal self raising flour 1 tbsp oatbran 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda Pinch of salt 50g demerara sugar 1 tbsp clear honey 1 [...]

What does a naturopath do?

10 Reasons Why You Should Food Prep

After having a beautiful morning at the beach, my Sunday afternoon usually comprises of 2-3 hours making a menu, shopping and food prep for the week. You may be thinking “get a life”, but I actually really enjoy this time in the kitchen, knowing that my family will be eating well for the week. So [...]

Is Toxicity making you feel Unwell?

With more than 2000 new chemicals being produced every year, infiltrating our soil, air, water and food supply; exposure to toxicity is an unfortunate yet unavoidable fact of modern life. A “toxin” refers to any substance that has the potential to interfere with cellular function and both our short term and long term health. Our [...]

Gut bacteria and the brain: Are we controlled by microbes?

When we have antibiotics, we wipe out not only the bad, but the good bacteria as well! It's super important to have probiotics during and after your course of antibiotics, to ensure we sustain and help the "good guys" as they play an integral part in our health. Just remember to take your probiotics with [...]

Vitamin D

VITAMIN D Vitamin D is synthesized by the action of sunlight on our skin. Although it is important for us to be protected from the Australian sun, 10 minutes of morning sun on your face, hands and arms is an optimal time to get your dose! Food sources include Fish liver oils – cod, herring, [...]

Why do we Naturopaths go on about eating Dark Leafy Greens?? FOLATE!

Why do we naturopaths go on about eating Dark leafy greens?? FOLATE Dark Leafy greens are good source of folate, which plays a key role in DNA synthesis – So what I hear you say? Adequate folate may reduce risk of: Alzheimer’s Disease and impaired cognitive function Stroke Depression and psychiatric disorders Colon cancer Breast [...]

How to Improve Iron Status and Could I have Low Iron?

The problem with having suboptimal iron levels left unmanaged, is the development of iron deficiency anaemia. This impairs red blood cell development and reduces the delivery of oxygen to the cells of the body. Symptoms may include fatigue, weakness, pallor and shortness of breath. Additionally low iron effects cellular energy production, hormone production and detoxification [...]