Kirsten Tremlett

I'm a Naturopath, Massage Therapist & Retreat Facititator in Byron Bay, Australia.
I specialise in Allergy Testing, Weight Loss, Detoxification & Anti-Ageing.

I also run weekend health retreats in Byron which include yoga, meditation, massage, spa treatments, naturopathy, raw and vegetarian meals, juicing, superfoods, cooking classes, health talks and much more....

How to prevent Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis affects around 52% of women and 28% of men over the age of 60 in Australia. This disease is characterised by reduced bone building cells leading to poor bone density and strength which increases the risk of fractures.

Factors which contribute to osteoporosis include:

Nutritional deficiencies (especially calcium and Vit D). Eat plenty of calcium rich foods such as low fat dairy, tahini, nuts, sesame seeds, fish, green leafy veggies and broccoli.

Being too sedentary (move it or lose it!). Exercise, especially weight-bearing activity, promotes bone remodelling and mineralisation. Strength training, walking, tennis and dancing are all recommended.

Chronic systemic inflammation (toxicity, allergies, gut issues). Inflammation disturbs bone homeostasis and drives bone destruction.

An acidic diet. Having an acidic system results in the body taking calcium from the bones to try and keep it alkaline.  Dietary changes and/or supplementation with potassium citrate is important if your urinary pH is less than 6.0

Too much stress. High stress levels result in elevated cortisol levels and calcium being taken from the bones. Stress also decreases thyroid hormone production resulting in reduced bone growth.

Low sex hormones. Reproductive hormones also influence the health of our bones. Oestrogen prevents bone breakdown and progesterone stimulates bone growth. Natural oestrogen supplementation with bio-identical hormones or herbs such as red clover ands soy are important for post-menopausal women. In ageing men, testosterone levels need to be kept optimal to prevent bone loss.

Too little sunshine. Vit D plays an important role in calcium metabolism and bone growth. Vitamin D levels should ideally be greater than 100nmol/L otherwise supplemental Vit D is recommended. Get outdoors during the safe hours of the day and expose your bare skin to the sun without sunscreen to absorb Vit D.

Please note that choosing the best form of calcium to take is very important as many are not well absorbed and have very little therapeutic benefit. Choose one derived from whole bone (microcrystalline hydroxyapatite extract) which provides all the natural elements needed.

Keep kicking those heels up for as long as possible in life!!

Tinned tuna consumption and mercury exposure

Tinned tuna is a good source of protein and essential fatty acids but eating too much can lead to mercury toxicity.

Exposure to high levels of mercury can lead to fatigue, fever, chills, shortness of breath, coughing, a burning sensation in the chest, and inflammation of the lungs.

Mercury is also harmful to the nervous system and can lead to emotional instability, tremors, memory loss, muscle weakness, and numbness.


Hearty Vegetable Broth Recipe

Beat those cold winter nights and give your body all the nutrients it needs at the same time!

Vegetable broths are full of organic minerals

including sodium, potassium and calcium-three

of the most important minerals our bodies need.

Veggie broths are also very alkalising for our bodies which will help to reduce inflammation, arthritis, cancer and other acidic conditions common today.

They also help with weight loss as they full you up easily and provide all the nutrients we need so we don’t feel hungry for more food.

Try this recipe and ladle up!!

Curing cancer with Vitamin C

We’ve been led to believe that the only effective cures for cancer are the big three: chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery.

But there are many natural remedies that have been proven to effectively cure cancer, including high doses of Vitamin C.

Intravenous Vitamin C given directly into the bloodstream at doses of around 10,000 milligrams a day can kill cancer cells, without damaging healthy cells (unlike the other three options). Vitamin C can help block tumour growth and reduce the size of existing tumours.

Ian Brighthope, a medical doctor and surgeon, has been treating cancer patients with intravenous Vitamin C for over 35 years. He says “It has been interesting to see how something that was previously regarded as absolute quackery has now become a mainstream treatment”.

When the level of Vitamin C in the body reaches a critical mass, which can only be achieved through intravenous doses, it causes a reaction that produces small amounts of hydrogen peroxide. Normal white blood cells make and break down their own peroxide but cancer cells can’t, and the build up causes them to burst.

Many patients have benefited from having Vitamin C therapy alongside conventional cancer treatment. Brighthope says “it reduces the toxic effects of chemotherapy as well as the inflammation caused by radiotherapy. It also boosts the immune system and stimulates white blood cells to mop up dead cancerous tissue and fight infection”.

So why don’t more people know about this cheap, effective cure for cancer? It comes down to money. You can’t patent Vitamin C so there’s no money in it for pharmaceutical companies…..”There’s a lot of information available on non-toxic ways of helping cancer patients survive and thrive-but it’s not being promoted by my profession,” says Brighthope.

You can hear Dr Brighthope speak more on Vitamin C therapy by watching the film ‘Food Matters’.

How to take care of your Heart

Coronary heart disease, stroke and heart failure are the leading causes of death in modern society-especially among women. They are called ‘silent killers’ as sometimes there may be no warning signs or symptoms to alert you that something is wrong!

Prevention is the best medicine and the biggest risk factors to avoid are: a poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking, and consuming too much alcohol.

Here are some precautions that you can take to make sure your heart is in tick-top health.

1. Get your cholesterol checked annually.

Cholesterol is a naturally occurring substance the body produces and either too much or too little cholesterol can impair body processes. What’s important to find out is the ratio of LDL’s (bad cholesterol) to HDL’s (the good guys), as well as your triglycerides (harmful fats from our diet) which increase heart disease risk.

More importantly, it is vital to get a blood test for the inflammatory markers C-reactive protein (CRP), homocysteine, and lipoprotein A, as chronic inflammation plays a key role in heart disease.

2. Lose excess weight.

Excess fat deposited around the heart can contribute to heart disease and puts more strain on the heart muscle. 

Reduce alcohol, foods high in sugar, and refined carbohydrates which all contribute to weight gain, as well as high cholesterol.

3. Eliminate trans fatty acids.

Manufactured trans fatty acids are the most dangerous dietary fats for the heart. They increase the amount of LDL’s and decrease the levels of protective HDL’s. Trans fats are found in fried foods, doughnuts, cakes, biscuits, crisps, crackers, margarine, and products containing ‘partially hydrogenated vegetable oils’.

4. Check your thyroid.

An abnormally slow heart rate (below 60 beats per minute) may indicate a condition called sinus bradycardia which is common when the thyroid is underactive and there are low levels of thyroid hormones needed to ‘fire up’ the heart muscle.

5. Exercise daily.

Use it or lose it! Sedentary lifestyles such as prolonged TV watching, sitting at a desk or in front of a computer for hours, all increase the risk of heart disease. 

Find enjoyable ways to exercise for at least 20 minutes daily to exercise your heart muscle. 

6. Maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Chronic gum disease can increase the likelihood of heart disease as bacteria associated with gum infections can be released into the bloodstream and trigger a low grade inflammatory response. Get an annual dental check, brush your teeth after each meal to prevent plaque build up, and floss your teeth daily!

7. Quit smoking.

For women, smoking is the primary cause of heart disease and these days more women than men are taking up smoking-in most cases to reduce their appetite and lose weight!! Sad but true….

8. Be happy!

Emotions such as joy, enthusiasm, and happiness are protective for the heart, whereas people who suffer from depression or social isolation are at greater risk of developing heart disease. 

Surround yourself with people you care about, laugh often and do things which make you happy.


B Vitamins-especially B6, B12 and folate as they help lower homocysteine levels.

Coenzyme Q10 (coQ10)-helps the heart ‘fire on all cylinders’. It’s vital to take this nutrient if you are on statin drugs to lower cholesterol as statins deplete coQ10 levels.

Hawthorn-this amazing herb helps maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol, and protects the heart against heart failure.

L-arginine-an amino acid used by the body to produce nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels allowing better blood flow to the heart.

Pomegranate-a remarkable superfood that protects the endothelial cells which line the inside of the arteries. Adding the juice or fruit to your diet may offer protection against premature ageing of the vascular system.

Healthy fats-your body needs some saturated fat from your diet to stay healthy. Eat small amounts of organic butter, coconut oil, olive oil and avocados instead of animal fats and trans fats.

Here’s to a long, happy, healthy life!x