Consult Me

Consult Me
I bought a book from an antique store last month.  It’s a medicinal almanac from the late 1800’s teeming with recipes like cow-heel broth and to my delight a menagerie of herbal decoctions, tinctures, compresses and advice. As a Naturopath, herbalist and alchemist it is wonderful. I’m enamoured by the detailed descriptions...

Mushrooms: Dinner Table or Medicine Cabinet?

Mushrooms: Dinner Table or Medicine Cabinet?
I’ve watched the reactions of many people at the mention of Mushrooms for their health over countless years. Some people think I’m peddling mushrooms from the grocery store and others assume I’m offering a psychedelic experience. There’s very little middle-ground in the world of mushies and it’s entertaining to say...

When you've had a Gut Full....

When you've had a Gut Full....
Sometimes when I'm creating a prescription, churning a set of symptoms in my head I wonder how much of what I'm treating is just L I F E? You know, the marathon we run from dawn to god-knows-when. School, work, school, sport, gym, footy, shops..... If we spend 1/3 of our...

Gifting our Grief

Gifting our Grief
A woman once sat before me, exasperated and plagued with a fatigue most mothers and middle-aged women feel to their core. Her begrudging symptoms had dragged her body into my Naturopathic care. Sitting heavy in her chair, breath stinking and overweight she described to me symptoms I lacked the experience...

The Art of Ordinary

The Art of Ordinary
It's not cool but I have to say I've felt passionless of late. I've been scratching at the rituals and forums of inspiration but the world seems to turn in spite of me.... and no matter how many times I fry my vegetables in cultured organic Ghee I can't sink...

Tea vs Tea Therapy

Tea vs Tea Therapy
"Being slow is not productive, conducive or active enough for our post-modern busy-ness but I think it’s the experience of stillness we seek, and where coffee is about speeding up and increasing productivity - Tea is a tender gesture of self-love. It doesn’t tick a ‘to do’ box. It’s is about ritual and restoration."

A Blog About Poop

A Blog About Poop
It seems a dark and dirty place to start a conversation but if anyone’s gonna do it - let it be a no holds-barred witch doctor (who knows a bit about such things)…. That’s me.  Let’s start by saying that although Poop is considered a useless waste product, the Colon...

R.I.T.U.A.L

R.I.T.U.A.L
How is your mind manoeuvred by the hurried world? How’s your body wearing the rush of expectations and deadlines? What is your dance - spinning and turning from chores, meetings, meals every. damn. day? Our lives pass quickly but we’re an adaptable species, we get good at the dance. We learn to...

Debunking the Breakfast Myth

Debunking the Breakfast Myth
 Have you ever wondered, like me "What in the world did people eat before boxed breakfast cereals came along?"   It's not a late-night-kinda-thought, it's more of a bewildered reaction every-time I walk down Aisle 2 in Coles or Woolies; a relevant point though because people really struggle to think...