As part of her extracurricular medical training, she studied herbal medicine, acupuncture, homoeopathy and nutritional medicine. This was considered somewhat unusual for a medical student during this era, as such treatments were still considered questionable. This did not deter Dr Cabot's inquisitive spirit, as at a young age she could see beyond the limitations of drug orientated medicine.
Dr Cabot began her medical career in 1980 as a GP Obstetrician-Gynecologist and practised in Sydney Australia. During the mid 1980s she spent considerable time working as a volunteer doctor at the Leyman hospital, which was the largest missionary hospital in India. Here she studied tropical and infectious diseases and tended to the poor indigenous women with obstetric emergencies.
Dr Cabot returned to Australia in the late 1980's to resume her practice and also decided to become an author. Her first book titled "Women's Health" was an authoritative holistic health guide. Subsequently she wrote several more ground breaking books - "Menopause - HRT and its Natural Alternatives", "Don't Let Hormones Ruin Your Life", "The Body Shaping Diet", "The Liver Cleansing Diet", "The Healthy Liver and Bowel Book", "Boost Your Energy", "Raw Juices can save your Life" and "Can't lose weight? - Unlock the secrets that make you store fat"
Her book "The Liver Cleansing Diet" has sold well over a million and a half copies worldwide and has made her a household name in Australia and New Zealand, and well-known in the USA. The Liver Cleansing Diet Book won the Australian People's Choice Award in 1997.
Dr Cabot (aka The Flying Doctor) is a commercial pilot and flies herself to seminars throughout Australia, often visiting remote areas to help people learn more about her health message. She has conducted health seminars all over the world and is frequently asked to lecture for numerous health organisations such as The American Liver Foundation and the Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Society.
Dr Cabot believes that the most important health issues for people today are -
- The control of obesity and the prevention of diabetes
- Educating our children about good diet and lifestyle
- Making hormone replacement therapy safe and as natural as possible
- The use of specific nutritional supplements to treat and prevent diseases
- Educating doctors about the proper use of nutritional medicine
- The effective treatment of mental and emotional illness
- A supportive and well educated community where people have the confidence and knowledge to find the best health care