Hi, I’m Belinda Smith – Naturopath, Registered Medical Herbalist and Nutritionist. I grew up in beautiful New Zealand and relocated back with my family in 2018 after 10 years practicing in Australia.
I am currently taking a sabbatical from clinical practice to help teach primary school aged children learn how to grow, harvest & prepare fresh fruit & vegetables. I found that since Covid 19, many clients found it difficult to afford to have consultations with me, or purchase the products & herbal medicines I prescribed them. Teaching the next generation the essential skills they need to be food resilient, love vegetables and change the way they think about food seems vital right now. You can learn more about this non profit program through www.gardentotable.org.nz
For a Naturopathic appointment I’d recommend Jaine Kirtley (Bay Health Clinic) and Serina Gardner (Nourishe Natural Health).
Wishing you wellness x B
My approach is health recovery and optimisation through targeting the cause of illness and disease.
I continue to expand my knowledge by attending industry educational events and researching preventative medicine, particularly relating to Nutrition and Herbal Medicine. I have over 10 years’ experience in clinical practice, including working for a leading supplement company, doing educational speaking tours and working with a Integrated Doctor and Holistic Dentist.
I spent many years working in Pharmacy and feel this gives me insight into the extensive use of Pharmaceutical medicines. Not pro or anti-medication at all, I see the importance in personal assessment and awareness of herb-drug medication interactions as well as medication induced nutrient depletion. I believe that you can learn a great deal from your health state. Change is inevitable when you are unwell – I enjoy working with people at all stages. I feel grateful to be in a role where I can help guide and support you to transform your own health and therefore your life.