The Barefoot Naturopath


Are you ready to feel better and have the energy and confidence to enjoy life again?

Welcome to my Functional Naturopathic Medicine Clinic!

Anne-Marie McDonald B.Nat

Gives you time…

Listens to your story…

Wants to understand your unique journey…


It holds the key to why you feel the way you do today.

“I’m here to empower you to rediscover control of your health, feel great and have the energy to enjoy life completely.  I’ve been practicing for over 18 years now, so I have a few things figured out!”

” I aim to make health, realistic, attainable and sustainable with a little bit of fun and adventure mixed in.”

Fish oil supplements – a waste of time??

Omega 3 Fatty Acids from fish, flaxseeds, walnuts, chia seeds, marine algae are commonly recommended as nutrients that help with brain function, mood disorders, behavioural issues, and most commonly, for reducing the risks associated with heart disease. In Australia, fish oil supplements are the most commonly taken supplement over all others. Recently there has been […]

How inflammation affects the body

Anti-inflammatory medications work by blocking the production of inflammatory compounds in the body. The problem is that this also blocks the signals for the body to resolve the causes of the inflammation. In effect, anti-inflammatory medications can stop tissue healing, repair and house-keeping.

Exercise for Hypothyroid?

People who suffer with hypothyroidism or hashimoto’s disease often report that exercise is difficult due to fatigue or tiredness. Others with hypothyroidism or sub-clinical hypothyroidism(TSH greater than 4.0 with T4 and T3 within the reference range), increase exercise in an attempt to better manage their weight. A common message I hear from patients who are […]