I am a Newcastle based community health promoter and Naturopath. I am passionate about improving the quality of life, health and wellbeing of people in our communities.
I am currently pursuing postgraduate studies in Health Promotion and designing and delivering wellness programs for Paths 2 Change, a service committed to reducing youth homelessness in Newcastle.
MS Ambassador- I have completed my training to be an MS (multiple sclerosis) Ambassador. You can now book me for speaking gigs and medical education events. More details are here. I am also coordinating a Newcastle based MS peer support group, you can contact MS Connect for more details here.
About me: After a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis; a devastating autoimmune neurological condition, I turned to study naturopathy in an effort to recover my health. With a total over haul of my diet, a new belief in my ability to recover, medicinal herbs, supplements, regular exercise and meditation I am happy to have moved from using a cane to returning to yoga and the martial arts. You can read more on my story here.
My story of health recovery has been published in Dr Terry Wahls inspiring book ‘The Wahls Protocol’ on using Paleo based diets to recover from multiple sclerosis: My story is featured on pg. 278.
Click here for a ABC radio interview I did about being diagnosed with M.S, learning how to recover, and what I want to do know with my life now that I am well!
As a naturopath I have a knack for turning ‘research into recipes’ and sharing bite sized pieces of practical health information. I believe that journeys to health recovery can be deeply rewarding and offer countless opportunities for self growth.
I also have a strong background in community development with experience managing community cooking classes, community garden projects, and healthy soup kitchens in Newcastle. You can read more about The Commons, a vibrant community hub in Newcastle that I am actively involved with here.
I love going on bush walks, gardening, doing Aikido and yoga and going on adventures with my dogs Coco and Nala.
My publications and published stories:
Herald Article for World MS Day
The Commons article– Community Health and potluck dinners in Newcastle