Liz McNamara

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Liz McNamara

Liz McNamara

Registered Naturopath, Medical Herbalist & Cosmetic Chemist


Liz McNamara is a registered Naturopath, Medical Herbalist and Cosmetic Chemist, with over 20 years of experience in natural health and skincare. As a leader within the industry and former Chair of Naturopath & Medical Herbalists New Zealand (NMHNZ), Liz is driven to progress the integration of naturopathic medicine in Aotearoa.

Liz is an advocate for high-performing skincare rich in natural actives, and efficacious, ethical natural health brands that are making a positive difference to people and planet.

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If you had to pick one, what's your favourite herb and why?  
Nettle root - it's such a great addition to the diet. Rich in minerals and vitamins, antioxidants. Wonderful for the immune system.
What skincare ingredients are you most excited about right now?  
I think consistency of routine is just as important as ingredients. Keeping your skincare ritual rich in skin-protective antioxidants, hydrating emollients, and of course, SPF is key to good skin health over time.
Top tip for someone who wants to lead a naturally healthy lifestyle?  
Take small bites. For any kind of change to be long-lasting, it needs to be sustainable, so pick the things that are the easiest for you to change because of cost, lifestyle alignment, or passion, as a starting point. Once you're happy with those, pick the next lot of easiest things. A 'naturally healthy lifestyle' is a spectrum and will look different for every person.
What are your daily non-negotiables to feel balanced and calm?  
Well.... with full-time work, a lot of voluntary hours for NMHNZ, part-time master's study, and family..... I'd say my daily non-negotiables are very basic right now - sleep, good food, and water. I love taking my thermos of herbal teas with me for the drive to work - an easy way to provide nourishment, hydration, and phytonutrients.

I get on my bike as much as I can, which makes me feel free, joyful, and happy. I also have some favourite supplements to help support my brain be calm, and not flipping out - Wild Dispensary Rest and Calm is one of those. The liquid herbs work very quickly to support my brain be in a calmer place. Or Biotrace Relax - easy to travel with and a great blend of herbs.

I can support you with...

Liz's top picks

Wellness favourites to make your healthy choices easier.

Wild Dispensary Rest & Calm Nervine Tonic

Wild Dispensary

Rest & Calm Nervine Tonic

"This is a favourite of mine to support calming moments when I need it most."

Vital All-In-One



“An important way to start the day - I add water to this delicious greens powder and receive abundant nutrition before my morning coffee.”

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NOW Foods

DIM 200 Diindolylmethane

"Offers me the support I need for my cycle, as I journey through the constant changes that arise."


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