Entries by Katherine Maslen

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 […]

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

In this episode of 2 Minutes to Health, I explain why coconut oil is so healthy and how you can use it in your diet to improve health. Video Transcript is below: In Today’s video, I’m going to be talking about coconut oil and what kinds of health benefits it has. Hi, I’m naturopath Katherine […]

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 green […]

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 commonly […]