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 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.
With baby number two on the way we made our way back to New Zealand and found the little town of Matakana we now call home.