With a passion for travel, my kiwi spirit took me on my travels England, where I worked as a pharmacist in hospitals in England. I combined working and travelling for a couple of years.
After suffering a bad stomach bug on the last days of trekking in Nepal I returned to New Zealand where the use of antibiotics helped clear up the initial infection but triggered a series of digestive issues. With my pharmacy knowledge I wasn't getting better, I was only just managing to hide the symptoms (Think bad flatulence and the a blind date...). Luckily, I managed to have a naturopath help me to find my food intolerances and heal my gut. My symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome were passing a lot of bad smelling flatulence (and I mean bad!), needing to know where the closest bathroom and this caused a lot of anxiety and stress.
This experience lead me to retrain as a naturopath, so I could help people who may be suffering and not getting the help they need. Sensitivities and intolerances can be caused by foods and things in our environmental. These all add to the stress on our bodies (and we all have enough daily stress without these too!).
Symptoms associated with food and environmental sensitivities:
Loose bowel motions
Weight gain - especially that puffiness
Skin breakouts or rashes,
Sore joints or muscles
Member of Naturopaths & Medical Herbalist of New Zealand (Inc)
Registered Pharmacist with Pharmacy Council NZ
Southern Cross Medical Care Society recognises that some of their members wish to seek complementary medicines and therapies and will reimburse up to $400 per claims year for consultations with registered Natural health practitioners. Please contact Southern Cross Health society for further information
Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine)
Diploma in Naturopathy
Diploma in Herbal Medicine
Bachelor of Pharmacy