Entries by Katherine Maslen

Focus on Food – Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts originate from the South American rainforests, especially abundant in the amazon. Brazil nut trees can live to be more than 500 years old, and require the presence of a specific orchid that attracts the particular bee that is needed to pollinate the flowers. Unable to be farmed, Brazil nuts are harvested from wild […]

Cacao vs Cocoa

The difference between cacao and cocoa It’s a question asked by my patients all the time. To simplify things, cacao and cocoa are actually the same things. They both come from the same plant originally – the cocoa bean. The production of each of the powders is what differentiates them. With traditional cocoa they take […]

How to make a green smoothie

  Green smoothies are an excellent addition to a healthy diet. They are high in minerals like iron, calcium and magnesium which are more easily absorbed due to the blending process. Green smoothies are very easy to make – all you need is some green leafy veggies, fruit, water and ice. You can also make […]

Juicing for Health

Fresh juicing is one of the best things that you can do for your health. When you juice fresh fruit and vegetables, you remove the fibre and are left with a concentrated form of nutrients. Without the fibre you are able to absorb the nutrients and phytochemicals from the juice much more easily. Here are […]

Lyme Disease and Naturopathy

Lyme disease is an infection caused by a bacteria called Borellia of which there are many types. Borellia is a spiral shaped bacteria that is transmitted through ticks and may also be able to be transmitted from person to person.  Lyme disease is becoming more and more prevalent in Australia and is something Katherine treats […]

Saturated fat – bad or not?

Cambridge University released the results of a study on saturated fat last month that has turned the mainstream health community on its head about the matter. Saturated fat has been given a bad wrap by the medical community for a very long time. It has been blamed for obesity and heart disease, with the promotion […]