Our expert panel
Meet our team of naturopaths, medical herbalists, nutritionists and eco-experts who are passionate about sharing their natural health and wellbeing knowledge. Bringing you tips to make better choices easier.
Dip Nat, Cert HbT, mNMHNZ
Registered Naturopath & Cosmetic Chemist
A registered Naturopath and Herbalist with over 20 years of experience in natural health, Liz is the Chairperson for Naturopaths & Medical Herbalists New Zealand, committed to progressing naturopathy as a regulated health profession. In 2020, Liz became a Cosmetic Chemist with an interest in high performing products with innovative, natural ingredients. As a former judge of the 2020 Best of Natural Awards, Liz is particularly passionate about brands who are making a positive difference to people and planet. Product Quality Guardian and Mindful Brands Committee member at HealthPost, Liz champions their strict ingredient standards and range curation, as well as guiding brands to make sustainable changes. Liz lives and breathes holistic health, and is driven to support others to lead healthier lives through empowering education.
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BHSc Comp Med., Adv.Dip NatMed., Adv.Dip HerbMed, mNMHNZ
Registered Naturopath & Medical Herbalist
Rebecca graduated from South Pacific College of Natural Medicine in 2008, and holds a Bachelor of Health Science in Complementary Medicine as well as Advanced Diplomas in both Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine from the same institute. Rebecca has clinical experience running her own practice, specialising in anxiety and mood disorders, in addition to working for and alongside other practicing naturopaths in a variety of capacities. This includes presenting educational seminars and workshops as well as creation of educational material and resources for practitioners and for the public throughout New Zealand and Australia.
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Registered Naturopath & Medical Herbalist
Callan’s journey with natural health started back in 2014, when her son was diagnosed with autism and ADHD. Immersing herself in what could support him ignited a passion for naturopathy, and she went on to pursue a degree in 2018. She believes that natural methods of stress management and meeting nutritional requirements can make a dramatic change to how you feel. Knowing that everyone is individual, it brings her a lot of happiness to help connect others with what makes them feel good.
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Lucy Butler is Values Lead at HealthPost, which was founded 35 years ago by Lucy’s mother, Linley, to help people live naturally healthy lives. Lucy strives to continue this legacy as a committed enthusiast of natural products, sustainable living, and holistically better business. She is a trustee of the HealthPost Nature Trust, which works to regenerate biodiversity in Mohua Golden Bay. Lucy is proud to help HealthPost deliver on its mission to have a lasting positive impact on people and planet.
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Kate Hall - Ethically Kate
Kate is an expert on sustainability and eco-living, showing us how to easily live more lightly on our beautiful planet. Writer of the popular blog Ethically Kate, Kate shares her passion and tips for an easy ecofriendly lifestyle, from how to take steps towards a zero-waste home, to how to make more ethically fashion and everyday choices.
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Jane Cronin - Clinicians
Dip Nat, Dip HerbMed, mNMHMZ
Holistic Naturopath & Medical Herbalist
Jane is a Holistic Naturopath and Medical Herbalist and is the senior product specialist with Clinicians. She is passionate about product development and is proud to work for a brand that is based on integrity and quality. As well as product development and offering naturopathic support for Clinicians, Jane also enjoys seeing clients and helping others when health challenges arise.
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Lena is a Holistic Nutritionist with a Diploma in Nutrition from Wellpark College of Natural Therapies. Lena is passionate about combining her knowledge of nutrition and love of food to create delicious healthy recipes using whole food ingredients. She believes that food and good nutrition is one of, if not, the most important aspect of good health and that if we treat our body with love and respect and it will do the same.
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Sarada (Sally Martin) - Organic India
Adv.Dip. Health Sc. (Nat), Yoga Siromani, B.Bus (Comms)
Sarada (Sally Martin) graduated as a Naturopath and Western Medical Herbalist from the Australian College of Natural Medicine (ACNM) in 2004. Already a trained Yoga Instructor, Sarada specialised in detoxification and cleansing programmes drawing from both Eastern and Western philosophies in private practice as well as in retreat environments.
With a passion for healthy, conscious living, Sarada followed a values-driven path that united her earthy, nature-based upbringing with a fascination for Yoga and Ayurvedic philosophies.
For over 11 years Sarada has worked solely with Organic India in various capacities from
Wellness Advisor, Wellness Researcher and Writer, Assistant to the Founders and Board, and in the last few years, as Team Leader for Organic India Australia & New Zealand.
Sarada lives in Byron Bay, New South Wales, with her partner and two daughters.
Emily Boese- Artemis
Naturopath & Medical Herbalist
Emily Boese is a Naturopath and Medical Herbalist with a Bachelor of Natural Medicine from South Pacific College of Natural Medicine and the owner of Pohutukawa Health – where she helps people learn to confidently identify, grow, harvest, make and use medicinal plants.
Emily has been working with Artemis since 2014 and is passionate about demystifying the world of traditional plant medicine and showing people how simple it can be to support themselves with simple plant remedies. She is proud of the quality and integrity of the products and loves sharing them with anyone who steps through her door.
Her time at Artemis has afforded her a wide variety of experience, including formulating and producing traditional plant medicines; educating retailers, pharmacists, and the public; customer service; technical support; copywriting; and the hard graft of working in a herb garden and hand-harvesting herbs for commercial use.
Emily loves running plant walks, workshops and online classes all about medicinal plants. She also sees clients one-on-one and has a practice focus in gut health and autoimmunity.
Brianne West - Ethique
Founder & CEO Ethique
Brianne West is a New Zealand entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Ethique, the world’s most sustainable lifestyle and beauty brand. Ethique has, to date, prevented the manufacture and disposal of over 8 million plastic bottles worldwide.
Brianne’s passion for environmental conservation coupled with her background in cosmetic chemistry and desire to create a business that went beyond profit led her to establish Ethique. Born out of the idea to rid the world of plastic bottles, Ethique produces a range of solid beauty bars (not soap), wrapped in compostable cardboard packaging. After just eight years of trading, Ethique is now distributed in over 16 countries around the globe and is valued in excess of $100 million.
Recognised as one of New Zealand’s most successful social enterprises, Ethique has scaled rapidly without compromising on Brianne’s core mission of purpose over profit. Every bar is made using only sustainable, certified vegan, cruelty-free and palm oil-free ingredients, and wrapped in certified compostable packaging. Ethique is New Zealand’s highest ranking BCorp and is living wage certified, carbon positive, plants one tree for every order and donates 20% of its annual profits to charity. Ethique’s Super Soap Project has donated 30,000 bars of soap since 21st of April 2020 to vulnerable communities across New Zealand and the South Pacific in response to COVID-19.
Brianne’s success with Ethique has seen her awarded as the EY Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Stuff NZ Women of Influence (business enterprise) and named as an Obama Foundation Leader.
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Elizabeth Barbalich - Antipodes
Founder & CEO Antipodes
Antipodes founder and CEO Elizabeth Barbalich was searching for natural skincare that offered the same benefits as conventional skincare – but using pure New Zealand ingredients that were independently and scientifically validated.
That personal quest turned into a trailblazing scientific green beauty company which has won both global fans and awards for combining premium New Zealand products, including raw super-fruit extracts, with science and innovation to produce high-tech certified organic and premium formulations.
Hailing from a small town on New Zealand’s beautiful Canterbury Plains, Elizabeth is the youngest child of a preacher father and a teacher mother. She studied science, business, and natural health before spending eight years in a sales role for a US surgical corporation that pioneered technology for keyhole surgery. Science, innovation, nature, and beauty have always been a part of Elizabeth’s life. Raising her children led to an interest in creating a non-toxic household.
Elizabeth scoured the world for natural skincare that performed as well as the conventional brands she used. Finding none, she decided to make her own, and launched Antipodes in 2006. Now sold in four continents, Antipodes headquarters is based in the cool, creative capital of Wellington.
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Lisa Walker - BePure
Clinical Manager & Lead Researcher, BePure
Lisa is a qualified Nutritionist and has been a practising Clinician with the BePure Clinic for over 5 years. She leads the BePure Clinical team and champions industry-leading clinical excellence, research and practice across the BePure Group.
Combining extensive training in areas such as how our lifestyle affects our genes, hormone health, nutrition and the microbiome with in-depth clinical experience across hundreds of clients, Lisa is one of the leading natural health minds in New Zealand.
Lisa is also BePure’s Lead Researcher, responsible for product formulations, and is affectionately referred to as our walking encyclopaedia due to her near-photographic memory for research, clinical trials, and studies.
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Celine Wallace - Sattva Soul
Ayurvedic Practitioner, Yoga Therapist
Celine Wallace is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Yoga Therapist, Trauma Counsellor, and the founder of Sattva Soul Retreats and Sattva Soul Supplements. After reaching burnout from a decade of non-stop busyness and a depleted nervous system that nothing seemed to nourish, Celine sought alternative ways to heal herself inside-out. She went on to study yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda in Bali, India, and Sri Lanka. Celine’s passion lies in helping women find the best version of themselves and their 'Sattva,' which means 'Balance' in Sanskrit, before they reach burnout and without having to travel halfway around the world to find answers. She supports women through one-on-one Ayurvedic sessions and counselling, transformational international retreats, and the Sattva Soul Supplements range of organic Ayurvedic supplements.
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Registered Naturopath & Medical Herbalist
Marnie holds a Bcom (Hons) from Otago University, graduating from Wellpark College in 2012 with a Bachelor of Naturopathy and Diplomas in Herbal Medicine & Nutrition. Following graduation she worked in a Natural Health Clinic, and since 2015 has been the Product Trainer for Weleda. Marnie has a big heart and loves connecting with people. She is passionate about mother nature, along with all areas of natural health, natural fertility, and women's health. Now as a mum to a three year old she takes a natural approach to family health and nutrition within her family. Along with Marnie’s care for the environment, her personal values match perfectly with Weleda’s - natural, ethical and sustainable. She feels incredibly blessed to be aligned with and representing such a socially responsible company.
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Founder Tailor Skincare & Consultant
Sara is the Founder and Former Owner of Tailor Skincare, the multi award winning natural skincare range. After the successful sale in 2022, Sara now works with an exclusive set of clients as a business consultant helping companies to sustainably scale and generate strong brand authority. Sara’s love for organic gardening, yoga, mindfulness and her daughter Annabelle keep her fulfilled and drive her passion to help the next generation of purpose lead brands.
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