About Us

Michelle Thrift - Home Economist

I have worked in the food industry for the past twelve years. Currently I am the Test Kitchen Manager at Breville Pty Ltd. Developing, testing Breville and Kambrook Kitchen appliances.

I have been a financial member of Food Media Club Australia for the past ten years and worked on the research towards “The Children’s Food Education Foundation” and was one of three food assistant’s preparing food for photography on the “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” cookbook. 

Career highlights have been working at the Murdoch books Test Kitchen, Family Circle Magazine Test Kitchen’s and the Australian Women’s Weekly Test Kitchen developing and testing recipes and preparing food for photography.

I have developed recipes for top Australian Nutritionists and food professionals, and have spent many years giving cooking demonstrations for the Food Factotum group working on three major projects: Cherrybrook Shopping Centre Saturday cooking classes; Meat cookery classes with Meat and Livestock Australia at both Brisbane and Sydney Royal Easter Shows; and Alaskan Salmon school canteen program.

Before joining Breville’s Test Kitchen, I worked as a freelancer preparing food for television commercials, advertising and photography; highlights here were working on the McDonalds, Pizza Hut and KFC commercials.

The idea for this book came to me after several low and high grade abnormal pap smears and endometriosis.  I found relief by following both medical advice and Naturopathic treatments. 

Emma Sutherland - Naturopath 

I am a clinical naturopath who has spent years working with clients in the therapeutic areas of women’s health, infertility, miscarriage prevention, menopause and detoxification.

At my naturopath clinic in Sydney, I specialise in detox diets and have pioneered a detox program that is proving extremely effective in alleviating female health conditions. My program is an innovative combination of therapeutic organic food and herbal medicine.

I am also the premier naturopath at the exclusive Golden Door Health Retreat, where I present seminars on detoxification and give individual naturopath advice in private consultations.

I consult to corporate companies such as Ernst & Young and The Australian Tax Office and conducts seminars on weight loss, eating for energy and stress management among other topics. I have featured widely in the media and have featured in New Weekly, Madison, Lifestyle You, MX and Soul Sessions.

I am a fully qualified Naturopath, having completed four years of training in Herbal Medicine, Nutrition and Homoeopathy as well as a Bachelor of Health Science in Complementary Medicine. I have years of experience in treating women and children throughout their life phases. I have completed post graduate training in women’s health, am a certified HypnoBirthing instructor and am currently studying neonatal health with the Australian Breastfeeding Association. I am a registered Naturopath with memberships to both the Australian Traditional Medicine Society and the National Herbalists Australian of Australia. 

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