Protein Balls

I often recommend this recipe to patients who can't manage to get in protein with their brekky smoothie in the mornings or for those who just need a low GI, high protein snack. 2 daily is the equivalent of a serve of protein powder. Enjoy -you won't get any sugar lows with these lovely snacks!

What is a Naturopath? What is it exactly I do??

And there, in a nutshell is the beauty of Naturopathy- we go from the physical, body symptoms and medicines to something much deeper – your emotional health and wellbeing - your Whole health. On many different levels, my aim is to get you feeling well so you and your family can live your best life.

The bad news story of what foods aren’t safe during pregnancy

So ladies, this is the low-down on foods to steer clear of, or reduce during your pregnancy. Do the very best you can and if you need further advice see your naturopath or a qualified health professional.

A word on gluten, fluffy deliciousness and fibre…

My first thought when I get asked about gluten free diets is ‘eeeeeeek!’

…More than anything, I aim for my patients to have a diet full of variety and to feel confident about enjoying whole, fresh foods. Often I find the elimination of any food group can result in a more ‘mono’ diet and the slow creep of food fear.

So, hopefully this little post will help with that.  Gluten can often be a ‘driver’ of  symptoms of ill health. For all those suffering with bloating, vague constipation, skin conditions and allergies, it is definitely worth considering the role gluten plays in your diet. Why?? ...

My Mucous-Reducing Diet for Colds, Flu’s and lingering congestion…

Hello mid-Winter and the season of snot continues!! So, after my last blog post about how much I’m not feeling inspired about cold and flu remedies, well, I’ve just gotten re-inspired! I found this little beauty of a diet sheet in my handouts file the other day and I am very excited to share it with you.

The dilemma of feeling hungry and what our cravings are telling us…

Someone asked me the other day ‘… got anything to stop me feeling hungry?’

The Naturopath in me freeeeaaaks out at this question- hunger is our friend, the first step of the digestion cascade, essential for survival …blah blah blah. But taking off my tsk-ing Naturopath hat, I get it. So many people are struggling with their eating patterns...

The Ultimate Healthy Diet revisited…

A while ago I wrote an article for a magazine called ‘The Ultimate Healthy Diet’. Well, then, case closed huh? It’s in writing, there’s nothing more to discuss, hooray, what a short blog post! um… If there’s one thing I’ve learnt about diet over the years, it is that it’s constantly evolving as our lives do!

So what is a ‘healthy diet’, how do we have one and, most importantly, how do we make sure it stays like that??