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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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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Sara Quilter - Tailor Skincare
Bsc (Hons) Founder & CEO of Tailor Skincare
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from Victoria University in 2009, Sara combined her science-driven methodology with her passion for natural and effective remedies to create multi-award winning brand Tailor Skincare. Sara is an advocate for natural alternatives in all aspects of life, as well as brand transparency and minimising her (and Tailor's!) environmental footprint. Through her platform with Tailor, she provides education on what goes into skincare products as well as natural DIY solutions and holistic remedies for skin, overall health and wellbeing.
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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.
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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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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Ben Warren - BePure
Clinical Nutritionist, and Founder & Clinical Director of BePure
Ben Warren is one of New Zealand’s leading Clinical Nutritionists and Holistic Health Experts, and founder of BePure which has a holistic health clinic, and range of high-quality nutritional supplementation. An ongoing inflammatory injury brought Ben’s career as an elite golf coach to a halt. It was a holistic combination of diet, nutrition and lifestyle factors that ultimately turned his health around. Ben put down the golf clubs, went back to study, and became a clinical nutritionist and went on to gain his Masters in Holistic Nutrition. Ben has clocked up over 15 years clinical experience, and today continues to share his passion for holistic wellness and incredible wealth of knowledge around diet, nutrition and lifestyle factors to support people improving their health and quality of life.
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