Taking one for the community

Taking one for the community

As a naturopath, most people assume that I am against vaccination. Personally, I believe that vaccination is a very personal issue and prefer to educate my patients on making their own choices, but note that deciding when and how to…

Fruit and Low Carb eating

Fruit and Low Carb eating

One obvious problem with eating fruit on a low carb diet is that fruit is full of sugar. When you are supposed to only be eating 20 grams of carbs each day, and a banana can have up to 20 grams, it precludes this from our list of permitted foods.

The Calm of 2020.

The Calm of 2020.

This year has been the year of turmoil.  Of broken plans, and changed dreams.  It has been the year of learning to love low key living, to appreciate the availability of time, and to let go of expectation.  There are…

Fear and living with the burden of a virus.
Three years and counting…

Three years and counting…

For me, the 14th of February is not about Valentine’s Day.  For me, this is the day that I first opened my clinic three years ago, in Pakington St, Geelong West.  I had worked before this, obviously.  I had been…

Losing weight by eating real food the Ultra Lite way.
Discipline, healthy habits and routine:

Discipline, healthy habits and routine:

What is it about January that makes us behave like we are on a permanent weekend?  I know it’s not just me – all of my patients who came in this month have been the same: socialising, sleeping in, having…

Willpower, New Years Resolutions and other forms of self control.
Detox is not a dirty word.. Living clean for October.

Detox is not a dirty word.. Living clean for October.

I actually rarely use the term “detoxification” these day, in preference for recognising our body’s ability to clear itself from toxins, without defined need for additional clearance.  That being the case, I am running a month of “Spring Cleaning” which…

Recipe:  Seed Crisps

Recipe: Seed Crisps

I took these biscuits recently on a 35km walk with friends.  Being as they were universally popular (including with those on an elimination diet, the vegetarian, the low carber, AND my kids), so figured the recipe well worth sharing.  Great…