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Anne Wilson Schaef

17 July 2019
"Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account." Anne Wilson Schaef

A blast from the past

10 July 2019

From time to time I have shared messages from appreciative clients. Only a few days ago I got this email, I was so humbled to receive this note and thought it would be nice to share it with you.

I do remember this man, he was always a delight when he came into the clinic and it was so lovely to hear from him again after so long.

Hi Tracie,

This is a blast from the past!

I was looking through the Sutherland Shire website and found your site. You probably don’t remember me but you helped me a lot back in 1991 when I came to you for assistance after having a major heart attack and had a stent installed into my heart which was really a pioneer procedure at that time. I couldn’t lift my arms above my shoulders and with your help my recovery was successful. You treated me for a long time after then which I always looked forward too.

Good to see that you have been successful with your clinic, you have worked hard and deserve your success. Thanking you once again and all the best in the future.


Carrot Turmeric Juice

3 July 2019


  • 2 navel oranges, quartered and peeled
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 x 3 cm piece of ginger, peeled
  • 1 x 1½ cm piece of turmeric, washed (or 1 teaspoon powdered turmeric)
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 cup of water, or as suited to your consistency


  1. Add all the ingredients + 1 cup of ice cubes to your blender and blend on high until smooth. Add up to a cup or to your preferred consistency.

How is your carb consumption and choices?

26 June 2019

None of the following symptoms are fun to experience and can be problematic because of the ‘flow on effects’ they create. For example, brain fog could lead to poor performance at work; slow reaction times and impaired judgement are a dangerous combination when driving; and decreased mood can impact your relationships. Carbohydrates are one of the main stimuli that cause a rise in blood glucose, and a subsequent rise in insulin levels. While you do need carbohydrates in your diet, it’s important not to have too many of them, and to select the right kinds of carbohydrates.

Spread your carbohydrate intake throughout the day and choose complex forms over refined carbohydrates. Tracie and Deb our Naturopaths at the clinic can guide you towards better carbohydrate choices.

Sleep Better – Sugar Less

19 June 2019

Surprisingly, sleep and low energy go hand in hand.

Sleep gives your body a chance to repair itself and restore all your systems, including blood sugar regulation. That is why good sleep is essential for weight loss and general wellbeing.

But your energy levels in relation to sleep go far beyond hitting the pillow an hour earlier (although that might be a great idea!)

Whenever you can, before going to bed cut back on sugars to avoid a spike in blood glucose.

Foods like cakes, lollies, chocolates and alcohol are obvious offenders, but added sugar can creep in when you least expect it. It is always better to stick to whole foods where possible. Where it’s not, be sure to always check the nutrition label for added sugars.

These may also go under the pseudonym of fructose, corn syrup and sucrose. Packet foods are notorious for adding hidden sugars. You will always have a more peaceful sleep when you have a light nourishing plant based dinner with a small serve of lean quality protein.

What your persistent cough is telling us

12 June 2019

When the cooler weather hits we are more prone to the common coughs, colds and flu that pounce as winter creeps closer.

In the medical world there are not a lot of tools to settle a bad cough. Antibiotics may clear a bacterial infection. A few pharmacy products may help also, but once any infection is gone, why do we continue to cough for months?

As a Naturopath and Herbalist with over 30 years of experience, I have treated so many coughs, after they have been treated by antibiotics or pharmacy drugs.

You might like to understand what your cough is telling us…

A cough can occur when we have mucous running down the back of our throat. The mucous causes a tickle, leading to throat irritation and a pesky harsh cough that seems to lasts forever. Many people think this is a chest infection.

We don’t need more antibiotics, we need some natural remedies to soothe the irritated throat membranes, and reduce the mucous going down the back of our throats, this allows the throat to heal and develop its protective coating weakened from the constant coughing.

We also need to remove foods that cause mucous and use herbs to break up mucous in the sinuses and nose.

If you arrive with a really harsh cough that hurts your head each time you cough, we will use a different set of natural medicine tools. We have great herbs to relax the tight cough and allow the mucous from the throat and chest to release.

A wet cough after we have used our herbal tools to relax the tightness is a good sign as it allows the mucous from a virus or infection to be released. This natural progression enables a cough to come to a healthy resolution leaving the airways healthy and vital.

Coughs can vary throughout their expression but we are experienced at understanding what it is telling us. Of course if there is an active viral or bacterial infection, we would address this also.

This all sounds complicated but I thought it might be helpful for you to understand that a cough is just not a cough. All our approaches in the clinic heal irritated membranes and release mucous which strengthen the respiratory tissues. Sometimes we have to be patient if the body has been quite unwell but our different approaches and remedies will ensure that you receive the correct tool when you come to see us for that stubborn cough that just won’t go away.

Changes to reception hours

10 May 2019

From May 2019 we will be available Tuesday to Saturday for appointments, to pick up your repeat remedies and to talk over any questions you may have.

You can leave a message on Mondays by calling 9545 2992. Be assured that you will receive a friendly call back as soon as possible on Tuesday morning.

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