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Kathleen

Kathleen is an Australian naturopath and freelance writer, who focuses on optimising day-to-day living, through diet, lifestyle and herbal therapy. She enjoys working with people from all walks of life, helping them to institute changes that can become life-long health habits. A background in... Full Bio
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Hello, Molly by Kathleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Three weeks ago, in the early hours of the morning, one of the most magical things happened to me. I had a baby! A beautiful, chubby, instantly-adored girl. She is defin ... Read on »
5 ways to increase energy naturally by Kathleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine I’m guest posting over on Amelia Phillips ‘ blog, with my top 5 tips to increase energy. Most of us live busy lives and, as a result, we often complain about not havin ... Read on »
Let’s talk about: maternity pads by Kathleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Last year I wrote a post on why we should talk about tampons : what we’re using, what’s in it and how this can affect our health. It’s an important topic, as most of us wi ... Read on »
Q&A with Lauren from The LifePod by Kathleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine As you may know, I’m a big fan of yoga generally and particularly during pregnancy. All through my pregnancy I’ve practiced yoga, both at home and with local studio The Li ... Read on »
Where in the world..? by Kathleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Hello pals. Apologies for the blog absence. I just… haven’t been here. I have a long list of ideas and several half-started / unfinished posts on the burner. BUT these ... Read on »
GIVEAWAY: Win a Deluxe Preconception or Pregnancy Prize Hamper! by Kathleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine It’s time for a bumper giveaway – something I haven’t done before on the blog. As a celebration of this gorgeous new website, the release of my preconception and pregn ... Read on »
On leave by Kathleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine So. As of today I am *officially* on maternity leave. I’ve been phasing out of work over the past week, finishing up my writing job and tying up loose ends with the clinic ... Read on »
Tips for better energy in pregnancy by Kathleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Pregnancy is a time of enormous change and, particularly in the first and third trimesters, it’s normal to feel tired. Mental and physical fatigue is a result of the proce ... Read on »
Up your Iron by Kathleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine   Put your hand up if you have (or have previously had) low iron *raises hand* It’s incredibly common, particularly among undernourished children, young women, ... Read on »
Yoga and Pregnancy by Kathleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine I’ve been a bit absent from this space over the past few weeks, I apologise! Getting a new website up and running, while tying up a bundle of work in the transition to mat ... Read on »
Nourish yourself by Kathleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Health and happiness begin on the inside, they aren’t external… something that can be easily forgotten in our appearance-obsessed culture. I’ve written a post for my friends ... Read on »
Slippery Elm lozenges by Kathleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine For those of you that experience regular bouts of indigestion or heartburn, I have an excellent and dead-easy home remedy for you: slippery elm lozenges. Earlier in the week ... Read on »
Top tips for swollen feet by Kathleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Swollen legs and feet are an uncomfortable and common pregnancy symptom. Have you experienced unfortunate ‘fat’ feet? I certainly have, as have many of my patients. There ar ... Read on »
Pregnant with heartburn seeks same by Kathleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Heartburn (indigestion / acid reflux / dyspepsia) affects a significant number of the population, even more so during pregnancy. Symptoms usually emerge during the second an ... Read on »
The importance of fluid movement by Kathleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine The benefits of moving your body regularly, every day if possible, cannot be overstated. Regular exercise keeps your physical body healthy, while also benefiting your mental ... Read on »
Gratitude Life Classes by Kathleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Being grateful for the blessings we receive – both small and large – is an excellent practice to cultivate. It’s something I have benefited from greatly… even though, to be ... Read on »
Food’s effect on our mental health by Kathleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine I met Sarah McKay (medical writer / neuroscientist / blogger) at last week’s trivia tournament - not only is she lovely, Sarah was also was a total boon for our team! I’ve r ... Read on »
Pregnancy diary: tales from the second trimester by Kathleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine So, now that I’ve crossed over into my third trimester, I thought it would be a good time to review the second. In particular, how I managed my health naturopathically. I’d ... Read on »
A Master was once a Disaster by Kathleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine For the final post in our change-themed blog hop, Sandra has shared a wonderful piece on how to take those first steps towards change AND keep yourself on track. …each step ... Read on »
crazy little thing called change by Kathleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Originally posted on The Eloquent Garden Humans seem  fascinated, sometimes obsessed with change. In the name of change, humans embark on some fabulous,  interesting, and so ... Read on »