Mel is a qualified Clinical Herbalist, passionate about prescribing herbal medicine as a tool in fighting illness and imbalance within the body. She aims to fuse traditional herbal medicine with current research and evidence, believing in an integration of herbal and pharmaceutical interventions.

Mel runs a private practice in Newcastle, as well as teaching for the WEA Complimentary Health faculty. Under the MG Herbs banner, Mel offers her popular podcast and blog, The Naked Naturopath, as well as comprehensive online wellness programs and innovative health resources.

She says: ”I come from a genuine place when I give advice, I believe it is the best way to live a healthy life. I practice what I preach and I preach what I practice, I do not believe in giving a false sense of perfectionism. My clients know I train hard in the gym, have a good diet and take herbs and supplements as needed, but still enjoy a gin and tonic as a treat.

I don’t have time for strict fad diets, extremism or dogmatism and I get the odd cold or flu just like every other person. I want to educate people on a way to live a simple, healthy and balanced life through the food and medicine that nature has given us, the miracle of pharmaceuticals where needed and the movement the body craves.”