Grace Hawkins

BHlthSc (ComplMed) ND.

Food as Medicine, Integrative Naturopath, Grace Hawkins, Byron Bay, Australia

Food as Medicine

How do we make our food become our medicine? Well lucky for us, we can easily access whole “real” food in Australia, which is what I consider medicine! Although there is certainly a lot of food currently available in Australia (and the world for that matter), that isn’t exactly what I would call ‘Medicine” as well!…

functional, integrative medicine, naturopath, preventative health solutions

What is Integrative & Functional Medicine?

Well this certainly isn’t a new concept however this terminology may be new to you, so let’s break it down.   Integrative Medicine (IM), like the names suggests, allows for all qualified practitioner’s within the health care industry to interact and communicate about their treatment protocols and insights about the clients that they treat, as…

How to cope with an injury

How to cope with an injury?

I injured my ankle recently, I received a bruised bone from a very heavy surfboard crashing into it while I was surfing my local break in Byron Bay. I’ve been using crutches to help me get around and I received an overwhelming amount of love and care from supportive friends making sure I was ok.…

Why see a Naturopath?

  Why see a Naturopath? I pondered this question while holidaying in Bali earlier this month (one of the many benefits of having holidays!).  I realised the best way to answer it would be to give you an experience of my own health journey, with the hopes that it will shed some light on Naturopathy…

Sunshine, liver support, Preventative Health Solutions

Why Detox?

Believe it or not, we are living in a pretty toxic world these days! Yep, sounds confronting doesn’t it?! But DON’T panic! Instead come with me on a little journey…. I’m going to take you down the “Who, What, Where, Why and When” path of the Detox business (just not in that exact order ha…

What’s with Gluten?!

What’s with Gluten?!   This is possibly one of the most frequently asked questions that I get when I’m in clinic, so I thought it was about time for me to write a blog about it, to help people understand why most health care practitioners may ask you to have a rest from gluten, especially…

When you’re sinking ….

It’s a funny thing when you find yourself sinking in the middle of an ocean…when all of a sudden the safety of the vessel you’re in drops away and you’re left floating in the big blue, feeling small, vulnerable and helpless… This was my recent experience… it was a beautiful sunny day and there was…

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Sun Medicine

Winter in the southern hemisphere is often the coldest season of the year, and July being smack bang in the middle of winter is no exception! This can make it a really powerful time for us to go within and allow us to take time to slow things down and nourish ourselves. The winter directive…

Sweet Hawaii

Aloha! I’ve just returned home from an amazing holiday in Hawaii and “aloha” is probably the most common word you will hear over there! Its meaning is truly beautiful, as it is not only used in both greeting someone and saying goodbye, it also means love, respect and affection. There are other powerful spiritual messages…

Winter is coming! Keep your Immune strong…

As we prepare for the coming winter season down here in the southern hemisphere, I have started to notice a lot of immune system issues arising in my clinic, like colds, flu’s, hay fever, sinusitis and allergies. In my view I can see how a lot of these health issues that arise at this time of…