Certified Health Coach
Medical Herbalist (M.H.D Hons, Dip. Herb. NZAMH)
Member of the Natural Health Council
My experience has shown me that the human body is capable of profound healing when given the tools and environment to do so.
I am a trained Health Coach as well as a Medical Herbalist which means that when you work with me, you gain assistance in reaching your health goals while being assured that any medications you are on, are taken into consideration. This increases the safety of using natural medicine alongside the standard medical approach and substantially reduces the potential for drug/herb or drug/nutrient interactions. I do not advocate that people drop their medications; to do so would be irresponsible. Instead I offer you the opportunity to heal your body and to find out how little medication you actually require.
For those with irreversible tissue damage that requires long term medication I can offer knowledge in how to support your body, enabling it to cope better with the medication you are using. At times the efficacy of the medication can be improved resulting in less being required, and I am often able to reduce medication side effects.
I received my training as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. During my training I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.
My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories, I work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results. I was trained as a Medical Herbalist in the Waikato where I achieved a 3 year Diploma with Honours. I was the top student in my group and did an extensive 1 year thesis on drug interactions with natural substances. This thesis is still used by the college as a resource.
I have since studied the interactions of metals with minerals, having done formalised training and a lot of personal education in this area. My knowledge of body systems and how mineral depletions and metal or chemical toxicity can affect body function is significant. I use mineral replacement therapy to chelate metals from the body rather than the standard chelation practices and now educate other practitioners in this field.
Through The Ultimate Health Program I can help you create a completely personalized “road map to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences and goals.
Find out what is possible for you today! Contact me