Laura will be on Maternity leave from October 2016. Get the latest news from the Dural and St Leonards clinics and continue your health journey while she is away.
What we eat can have a huge impact on our immune function. Naturopath Laura Yen shares her top foods for boosting immune health and foods we should avoid if we're fighting a cold or flu.
Naturopaths Laura Yen and Alison Mitchell show you what food they have in their fridges so you can see how naturopaths really eat. Get inspired about healthy food and nutrition with our healthy kitchen tour.
It's a pretty exciting week for us at Burton Health HQ! This week we are featured on the 'Try It, Rate It' promotion across all of the Lifestyle channels on Foxtel.
I really never thought I'd ever see my hand made tea on television! It's quite a surreal feeling.
The best part is that this opportunity fell on my lap while I was sitting on a sun lounger in Dubai! If I hadn't been on holiday, I probably wouldn't have made time to read the email and would've missed the opportunity. I knew holidays were good for business!
As you may be aware, I am super proud of my herbal tea. I pride myself on producing a full flavoured, delicious tea using my knowledge of the therapeutic actions of each herb and without adding any flavouring or sweeteners. I truly believe that a good herbal tea allows the herbs to speak for themselves and that enjoying a cup of tea should be an experience, not just a habit.
The Try It, Rate It promotion allows viewers to apply for the chance to sample a pack of Burton Health Tea. Each pack includes a 10 serve bag of our TeaStress, Rest and Digest and ImmuniTea blends of organic herbal tea as well as a tea infuser.
Burton Health Tea will be featured on the Lifestyle channel until Sunday 14th February 2016 and I would love some of my readers, patients, tea customers and friends to be amongst the 10 people who receive a tea pack. All you have to do to be in the running is head on over to the Lifestyle channel website and enter your details.
The winners are chosen randomly so good luck! And let me know if you see my tea on your TV screen!
OK, you can still call me Laura.
But I did get married on the weekend...
Jono and I had an intimate (and somewhat secret) ceremony with our family at a gorgeous holiday house on Hyams Beach. It was magical, romantic and everything we had wished for.
And now I will change my name.
Don't be alarmed when you start seeing posts and emails pop up from Laura Yen. It's me! I will gradually start rolling out my new name over the next few weeks.
Burton Health will stay the same.
When I started my business and came to the point of registering a business name, I was faced with a difficult decision.. Come up with a fancy name, use my name, or take the chance to use my business to pay tribute to my family. I chose the latter.
I knew way back then that I wanted to marry Jono and I knew that when I did, I would want to take his name. Since there are no male grandchildren to carry the Burton name, I decided to name my business Burton Health in a nod to my grandparents and parents.
I also thought it would be useful when old patients looked me up by googling "Laura Burton".
So, there you have it, SURPRISE!
Thank you for the love, support and well wishes we have received so far. Here's some happy snaps from our special day :)
Ever wondered what naturopaths really eat?
This week on the Health and Wellbeing podcast/video Laura and Alison invite you into their kitchen to see what is in a naturopaths pantry.
Naturopaths Laura Burton and Alison Mitchell show you some of their favourite healthy food items in the latest podcast/video from the health and wellbing series.
Do you struggle with your skin?
Whether its acne, drying, or premature aging, your skin health is a reflection of your inner health and what you eat really makes a difference.
Here are a few foods you can include to help improve the health and appearance of your skin:
1. Include plenty of oily fish such as salmon.
The omega 3 fats help to reduce inflammation, hydrate, and plump up skin cells promoting a clearer, smoother and more radiant appearance.
2. Eat plenty of foods rich in zinc such as almonds, brazil nuts, pecans, pine nuts, oysters and meat.
Low levels of zinc can be a contributing factor in acne and slow wound healing.
3. Eat a rainbow of fruit and vegetables every day to get anti-aging antioxidants and vitamins.
Vitamin C helps the body to produce collagen, and antioxidants fight the free radicals that cause premature aging.
4. Foods high in beta-carotene will help to prevent those unsightly red bumps on the backs of your arms.
Include sweet potato, carrots, mangoes, peaches and spinach.
5. Dehydration can cause dull, wrinkled skin and also reduces the body’s ability to detoxify.
Ensure you drink plenty of pure water each day to promote clear, youthful skin.
6. Tomato, watermelon and grapefruit are high in a substance called Lycopene.
Lycopene has been shown to help protect the skin from UV damage as well as giving it a smoother appearance.
In general, if you aim for a diet full of fresh fruit and vegetables, oily fish, pure water and reduce processed, packaged, sugary foods you will be well on your way to improving your skin health.
I love to eat food that is healthy but doesn’t feel like it! Comfort food is the best!
It gives me the greatest pleasure to sit down with friends and family to a meal that feels indulgent and naughty but is actually full of hidden veggies, healthy and guilt free!
My Gluten Free Chicken Schnitzel is one of those meals that tastes too good to be healthy.
I’d go so far as to say that it might just rival the traditional schnitzel. I don’t follow a 100% gluten free diet, but I do try to minimise my gluten intake and I believe that even non-coeliacs should try to be aware of how much gluten they are consuming. I think we eat too much gluten and that is why so many of us are suddenly finding ourselves intolerant.
Recipes like this help us to reduce our gluten intake while still enjoying delicious food.
So here it is, my Gluten Free Chicken Schnitzel
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 cup macadamia meal (made by processing whole macadamias)
- ¼ pumpkin, chopped
- Rocket, cucumber, red onion, capsicum for side salad
1. Place pumpkin on oven tray and roast for 20-30 minutes until soft (approx 180 degrees).
2. Spread the macadamia meal on a shallow bowl or plate
3. Dip the chicken in the egg and then roll in the nut meal
4. Place the schnitzel on a tray lined with baking paper and bake for 7-10 minutes each side until cooked through
5. Chop up salad ingredients and arrange on plate
Serve and enjoy!