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Winter Detox Special

WINTER DETOX SPECIAL Why is Winter a great time to detox? I find that doing a body cleans can be fabulous in Winter! I generally do one at the end of January (after totally splurging over Christmas and New Year), and then again in August. My 5 top reasons for doing a detox in Winter [...]

Doable Detox with Simone!

STAYING HEALTHY IN A TOXIC WORLD With more than 2,000 new chemicals being produced every year, infiltrating our soil, air, water and food supply; exposure to toxicity is an unfortunate yet unavoidable fact of life. A "toxin" refers to any substance that has the potential to interfere with our cellular function and both our [...]

Canola oil: Good or Bad?

Good fats are extremely important in our diet, but there is a lot of confusion about the health effects of different fats and oils. I have noticed recently that canola oil is marketed as a healthy option, because it is low in saturated fat and contains omega 3. The bottom line is canola oil is [...]

What does a naturopath do?

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, [...]

Hormonal Birth Control Facts

This week I have been focusing my research and learning on the birth control. The contraceptive pill stops ovulation and therefore shuts down or suppresses our normal hormone function.  A bleed on the pill is not a period. A real period is about healthy production of hormones, required for our brain, metabolism, bones and mood. [...]