April 1, 2018

We've all heard about how the health benefits of matcha for years, but for many of us we pop 'adding matcha into your day' in the too hard basket. Luckily, the team at Matcha Maiden have put together some easy ways (and some reminders why) to add Matcha into your day!

Blog originally published here.

Image credit: @matchamaiden 

Sticking to the whole #cleaneating  #healthyliving lifestyle is pretty tough, particularly w...

April 1, 2018

You may have heard the term "leaky gut" before, but what does it actually mean? What's leaking? Where's everything going? Maria Harpas, Naturopath, Clinical Nutritionist and Director of Natural Health Medicine explains below.

What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

‘Leaky-Gut-Syndrome’, also known as intestinal permeability, is a condition of the gastrointestinal tract which has claimed quite a bit of attention in recent years. In fac...

March 18, 2018

What does turmeric actually do?

With so much attention being drawn to turmeric, it’s likely you’ve heard something about its wonderful health benefits, or you’re Doctor has advised you to start taking curcumin tablets for inflammation. As can be the case, it is easy to be confused by advertising and mass messaging about what turmeric actually is, how to take it and what it may do for you. With a lot of brands flooding the mark...

March 11, 2018

As a Naturopath, I've always been under the impression that coffee plays a negative role on the health of the consumer. I personally LOVE the smell but never really indulged in it, largely because of the jittery mess and insomniac state it left me in.

However over the past couple of years, I've been introducing coffee back into my diet in a way that has surprisingly left me feeling energised (without the shakes), mentally aler...

January 8, 2017

So you’ve heard that ‘going gluten free’ is good for you and like most people do, you feel great by keeping it off your plate. With all the controversy plastered across the media however, you’re not really sure why you’re following this health movement. 

I can understand if you’re a bit confused right now. You’ve got the ‘4 star ratings’ on cereal packets grabbing your attention down the supermarket aisle and ads on the telly...

April 14, 2016



“WHAT am I doing with my life!?”…


Whether I am chatting to a friend over coffee [at NR of course!], speaking to work colleagues, or even in passing conversation with someone that appears to be ‘adulting’ really well (yep, think successful business owners or parents), it seems that everyone, at some point, questions their existence.



“Have I chosen the ‘right’ path and made the ‘right’ decisions?

Am I going in the ‘right’ dir...

March 6, 2016

It’s the number one recommendation by health professionals, the benefits are plastered all over health magazines and its something that all my patients self confess they need to improve on... the consumption of clean water.



Ok, so you’ve been told to get your 8 glasses in a day to support your body’s hydration levels, but does your water really give you something to splash about? There is a catch... your water source must be...

February 21, 2016

The vibrant colours, appetite enhancing aromas and mouth-watering flavours, often comes to mind with spices.


Did you know that spices also offer many medicinal functions in the body? Just like herbs, spices provide many incredible healing properties and my most favourite is the golden coloured Turmeric.


How Turmeric Can Aid Your Health?


Also known as Indian Saffron, Turmeric is from the Ginger family and is a warming spice fo...

February 13, 2016

Does grabbing a shake with protein powder classify as a healthy daily dose of protein for you?


Delivering protein through your food is a must. Your body can make proteins from substances called amino acids. There are 22 of these in total, but 8 of the amino acids (called essential amino acids), must be supplied through your diet in order to be used for protein synthesis.

Once formed in the body, proteins help to build importan...

January 23, 2016


As the sun is beaming and the temps are hitting the extreme temps, we’re right in the middle of an Aussie Summer! Along with plentiful amounts of Vitamin D, the Summer season brings an abundance of delicious fruits and vegetables, available to make up your healthy meals.


If you already head along to farmers markets, you’ll have the heads up on what foods are freshest as the season’s progress. In supermarkets however, unseaso...

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