The Matakana Naturopath
Born and raised in the small town of Nelson, I grew up with vegetables in the garden and kombucha brewing in the cupboard. Natural medicine was a part of everyday living. My passion towards the healing power of food and herbs continued to flourish throughout my study years which lead me abroad to further my skills and knowledge. I became a qualified naturopath with a degree in Health Science and a diploma in Clinical Nutrition whilst living in Australia where I met my Chef husband and had my first baby boy.
I changed my practice from city clinic to island paradise during a contract as Resident Health Practitioner on a private island resort in Fiji. This is where my love for apothecary and food-as-medicine blossomed as I was encouraged to get back to the 'roots' of healing with natural remedies and herbal workshops.
Now with three young boys and settled with my little family in the beautiful region of Matakana, I've developed a strong intuitive desire to close my practice and prioritize this special time with my children and nurturing my family.
Health & happiness is like a river... It is constantly changing and never stays the same. However, you must never become too relaxed about your state of health or happiness as it is a constant effort to stay afloat. You must also go with the flow of where your journey takes you. As a river, take the path of least resistance. You are exactly where you need to be.
Keep calm amongst the chaos.