One of the many advantages of breastfeeding is that you are forced to stop and sit still; my little gem is very content to suckle and sleep all day so I tend to utilise this time catching up on emails and reading articles / blogs on the internet…hence the formation of my blog – Holistic Health Naturopathy.
My goal is to provide useful information relating to health and nutrition.
I am a mother of 3 teenagers and now number 4, our gorgeous little girl and have spent the last 12 years working as a paramedic for Queensland Ambulance.
I was inspired to study Naturopathy by the many patients I have treated and transported to hospital looking for a quick fix for many conditions that are prevented and treated through diet, lifestyle and nutrition. I have been practicing naturopathy in my home-based clinic for 2 years now.
I tend to primarily focus on diet because this simple, innate behaviour that we all partake in several times a day is the key to optimal health and well-being. However, despite it being so simple we have managed to complicate it so that the majority of my clients are confused as to what exactly is the ‘right’ way to be eating.
By eating a diet that is fresh and as close to its natural state as possible should also contain all the essential nutrients to maintain good health…provided the digestive system is capable of absorbing these nutrients. If its not, then there are foods to eat to fix this.
I do believe that the supplementation with quality nutrients is necessary for many people, myself included. I often look at my pile of supplements in the morning and wonder why I don’t rattle. I grew up in a generation that was taught that bottle feeding was better than breast, fluoride supplementation from 2 weeks of age was necessary, Ribena was a cure all and antibiotics were administered for a runny nose…I am surprised I still have a digestive system!