Detox

Your guide to fasting

Fasting is a great healer for the human body. Over the past decade research has been coming in thick and fast proving the healing benefits of the time-honoured practice of fasting. The intricate biochemistry of cellular rejuventaion that is triggered by not eating has been revealed. It's metabolic adaptation that occurs is nothing short of [...]

Three Immune boosting hacks

There are many new (and old) challenges that our immune systems need to manage, from chemical toxic exposures to super bugs, not to mention stress. Therefore, it’s handy to know hacks to keep your immune defenses fighting fit. Immunity is everywhere in our body, a complete system not located in isolated regions. However, it has [...]

Therapeutic Naturopathic Fasting – International Conference 2019

The 11th Herbal and Naturopathic International Conference is at The Pullman Albert Park Melbourne on March 29-31 2019. Sally is presenting "Therapeutic Fasting: Naturopathy stakes a claim". The talk reviews current scientific evidence of therapeutic outcomes from different fasting approaches, including intermittent, time restricted and prolonged fasting. Sally will discuss in-clinic (or in-retreat) testing to [...]

Therapeutic Fasting with Sally Mathrick – ANS 2018 Keynote Speaker

The 2018 Australian Naturopathic Summit (ANS) hosted Sally to provide an hour-long keynote presentation to over 300 people on "Fasting: A Quintessential Therapy". This talk explored the fasting traditions of Nature Cure and the current evidence base from human, animal and invitro studies. It warned of the likelihood of industrial pollutants interfering with physiological [...]

Detox for life

It’s time to pack away the Christmas chocolates and unpack the wheatgrass juice again, says naturopath Sally Mathrick. ‘Detox’ existed centuries before superstars made the lemon juice and maple syrup diet the latest fad. Back then, it was called depuration, fasting or cleansing and it did more than counteract an overly indulgent festive season! Dupuration [...]

Navigating the plastic mayhem

Not so fantastic plastic This ubiquitous, synthetic material can be shaped into virtually anything and has infiltrated virtually every corner of our modern world. If you look around right now, can you see any? A biro, phone, glossy labels, bottles of cleaning products, sticky tape, credit cards, sunglasses frames, computers, food containers, traffic light covers, [...]