Maddie, a Naturopath with a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy, is dedicated to holistic well-being. Proudly holding Membership with the Australian Natural Therapists Association (membership no. 21493), Maddie brings a wealth of knowledge to her practice. 

In addition to her naturopathic expertise, Maddie is a skilled recipe developed fuelled by a deep passion for holistic health, nutrition, and herbal medicine. She advocates for the foundational elements of health – wholefoods, regular movement, mindfulness, and time spent in nature. Maddie believes in the complimentary use of herbal medicine, nutritional supplements, and herbal teas when necessary, supporting the body’s self-healing processes. 

With a mission to help women achieve optimal health, Maddie founded Ahimsa Naturopathy. She takes pride in crafting individualised treatment plans for her clients, focussing on education, support, and empowerment to instil a sense of responsibility for their own health. 

Beyond her naturopathic practice, Maddie delights in sharing personal insights into gardening, homesteading, and living a natural, healthy, and sustainable life. 

My Story

I am deeply passionate about natural skincare, holistic health, nutrition, and herbal medicine. This passion evolved over the last 7+ years as I navigated my own health challenges, including rosacea, premenstrual syndrome, breast tenderness, headaches, and more. During this time, pursuing my Naturopathy degree provided invaluable mentors and resources. 

A pivotal discovery was the significance of using natural skincare products for optimal reproductive health, and overall well-being. Today, women unknowingly expose themselves to approximately 500 chemicals daily through personal care, hair care, skincare, makeup, perfumes, and other cosmetics. 

Societal pressures, fuelled by marketing campaigns and media, often dictate an unrealistic standard of beauty. Personally, I succumbed to this pressure, engaging in years of using artificial tanners, frequent hair dyeing, fragranced lotions, perfumes, heavy makeup, and opting for unsustainable, cheaply made clothing. Additionally, I incorporated artificially fragranced household items like cleaners, candles, and car fresheners into my routine. These choices, collectively, contributed to the symptoms I experienced. 

What’s alarming is that many cosmetic products in Australia lack regulation and safety assessments. Ingredients like Parabens, Sulfates, Pthalates, EDTAs, chemicals, mineral oils, and petroleum byproducts – classified as ‘Endocrine Disruptors’ – can interfere with hormones, elevating the risk of cancer, reproductive disorders, infertility, cognitive deficits, obesity, and also decreasing sperm counts. 

I aim to inspire change, big or small, toward a more natural lifestyle. Optimal health and well-being are universal goals, and I believe that collaboratively, we can make choices that align with these aspirations.  

“Most people have no idea how good their body is designed to feel.”

Kevin Trudeau