Hi, I’m Belinda Smith – Tauranga family Naturopath, Medical Herbalist and Nutritionist. I grew up in beautiful New Zealand and after 10 years practicing in Australia I have recently returned home with my husband and two sons. I am practicing from Bay Health Clinic in Judea.
I am a family practitioner who enjoys supporting men, women and children to be healthy and well. Using various tools, such as Hemaview Live Blood Analysis and BIA Cellular Health Analysis, helps me to get to the root of what may be contributing to your current health state. I then may prescribe dietary changes, as I view food as medicine, nutritional supplements if indicated, or herbal and lifestyle recommendations to help return you to optimal health.
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. Today, I practice from Bay Health Clinic in Judea, Tauranga, New Zealand.
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.