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
Liz is a Registered Naturopath with over 16 years of experience in natural health. As the President of the Naturopaths & Medical Herbalists of New Zealand (NMHNZ), Liz is passionate about health education and helping others to lead naturally healthy lives. In 2012, Liz helped co-found the Village Health Charitable Trust to help provide free natural healthcare to under-18s in Taranaki and worked alongside other healthcare professionals to help teens with chronic conditions such as asthma, skin complaints and food allergies. Liz has also tutored students at the Naturopathic College of New Zealand and Wellpark College of Natural Therapies.
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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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Kerry De Villiers - Trilogy
Product Research and Compliance Manager
Passionate about natural skincare and equipped with both a Master of Biomedical Science and an undergraduate degree in Biological Science, Kerry is an advocate for the future of beauty to be inspired by nature and proven by science. As the Product Research and Compliance Manager at Trilogy, Kerry eats and breathes natural beauty daily, from monitoring industry trends to researching new ingredients and packaging to create simple yet cutting-edge, natural skincare products.
Kerry's passion for natural skincare formulations began with one of New Zealand's leading Manuka Honey brands, where she worked for two years on an industry awarded scholarship. Today, Kerry continues to be inspired by the wonders of nature, and works to ensure Trilogy are at the forefront of innovation for natural and effective skincare.
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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
Qualified Naturopath & Medical Herbalist
Jane is a qualified 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 qualified 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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Dip NatMed, Dip HerbMed, Dip Nutrition, mNMHNZ
Registered Naturopath & Medical Herbalist
Bettina is a registered Naturopath with diplomas in nutrition and herbal medicine. Her education in natural medicine is complemented by experience and knowledge of working in the conventional medical field for more than 25 years. She studied complementary medicines while working in cancer diagnostics and enjoys combining scientific and traditional based approaches to her practice. She is passionate about what individuals can achieve for their wellbeing through a proactive, holistic approach including natural supplementations, nutrition and lifestyle choices. She loves to see people feeling empowered and taking charge of their health and is happy to assist them on their journey. Bettina was awarded the John T. Carter award for Naturopathic Excellence and was the top clinical student in Naturopathy, Nutrition and Herbal medicine upon graduation at Wellpark College of Natural Therapies in 2012.
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B NatMed, mNMHNZ
Registered Naturopath & Medical Herbalist
Hannah is a registered Naturopath and Medical Herbalist, graduating with a Bachelor of Natural Medicine from the South Pacific College of Natural Medicine in 2014. Hannah has a strong interest in digestive health and how the relationship between the gut and mind are so closely connected. She has 15 years of experience working in health stores and loves the opportunity it brings to form relationships with customers and offering them a safe nurturing space to share their health concerns. As a mother herself, Hannah feels a strong sense of connection with other mothers who may be feeling overwhelmed and with the challenge of having children brings, and how important it is to support and empathise with them while offering natural health and nutrition advice to help re-build and replenish their nutrient stores.
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Dr Sandra Clair - Artemis
PhD Health Sciences
Sandra Clair is one of New Zealand’s most highly qualified Swiss-trained medical herbalists, a medical anthropologist (M.A.) and the founder of traditional plant medicine company Artemis. She completed a PhD in Health Sciences at the University of Canterbury in 2019, looking at the health policy challenges in regulating traditional medicines in the era of contemporary evidence-based practice and health policy.
Sandra is an expert in traditional plant medicine for self-care. She is driven by the genuine desire to make it easy and pleasurable to look after our health. Her vision is to share her proven medical knowledge of plants so that New Zealanders will discover how they can heal us and keep us well.
Growing up in Switzerland, Sandra undertook a traditional apprenticeship with Franciscan nun, midwife and medical herbalist, Sister Pauline, who connected her with the Materia Medica, a 500-year-old pharmacopeia of Traditional European Medicine.
She is a member of the NZAMH committee, aiming to help grow the professional body and promote the profession of medical herbalists. For her work at Canterbury University, she was recognised as a UC Alumni Ambassador. She actively works with media and the government to position plant medicine as an important healthcare option in New Zealand and sat on the Ministry of Health Permitted Substances Subcommittee.
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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.
Helen Wilkes - Weleda
Helen is a highly experienced marketer, qualified vet nurse and avid ambassador of the natural world. As Marketing Manager at Weleda NZ, she enjoys sharing her extensive knowledge of truly natural, effective skin care and clean beauty through always-authentic marketing. Helen’s love of the great outdoors and passion for responsible ingredient sourcing make her is a keen proponent of ‘walking meetings’ in Weleda’s stunning biodynamic and organic gardens in Havelock North. And it may be the only marketing job in the world where her vet nurse skills come in handy; she’s had the pleasure of helping to birth Weleda’s weed-controlling goats and compost-producing calves and cows. In her spare time, she reconnects with nature by hiking and contributes to the local Havelock North community as a volunteer firefighter.
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