People we work with
NZ Registered Dietitian
Eva is here to offer you tailored nutritional advice to support your health needs and wellbeing goals. Eva graduated with her Master’s in Dietetics Degree from the University of Otago in 2015. She has worked as a clinical dietitian at Christchurch Hospital for three years and now works at her own private practice called Embrace Nutrition. Eva specialises in Gastrointestinal (gut) health but also enjoys working with clients to improve their relationship with food and eating behaviours. Eva can provide nutritional support to address specific health conditions (including prediabetes, diabetes, elevated cholesterol and blood pressure).
Growing up on a farm near Mount Hutt, Eva loves in her spare time escaping to the country and skis every opportunity she can in winter.
Mental Health Nurse and Life Coach
Helen's background and experiences in mental health nursing, integrative medicine and life coaching has made her even more passionate about getting to the core of mental health issues. The treatment of mental health issues and poor well being needs to be multidimensional, as its causes include adverse childhood and life events, nutritional deficiencies, poor lifestyle habits, physical health issues among others. All these need to be addressed to achieve full mental wellness.
Helen is passionate about helping people live their best life possible and achieves so using a holistic approach - encompassing conventional and integrative medicine, psychological therapies, nutritional and herbal medicine where appropriate. As a result, people do not only achieve their goals but are also living the life that belongs to them.
AdvDip Nursing (Mental Health), MHSc, ACNEM
YOLANDA VAN VUGT
Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Yolanda aims to create meaningful change for those that she works with, by guiding them to take control of their health through simple and natural means - using exercise and lifestyle modification to improve well being. She is known for her interest in posture and the biomechanics of the body, and believes that postural imbalances underlie many chronic pain issues. The results of her Masters dissertation (Postural stability during gait for adults with hereditary spastic paraparesis) was published in the Journal of Biomechanics in March, 2019.
Yolanda is an exercise enthusiast, nature lover, writer, artist, and passionate foodie! She enjoys working closely with clients and believes that exercise should have a place in everyone’s life, regardless of age, condition, or fitness level.
BSc Mcep CEPNZ ACSM
Shirin is an experienced clinical and MTA pharmacist with a keen interest in evaluating your individual medication and condition. She holds a post-graduate diploma in clinical pharmacy and Masters in Pharmacy.
She will work closely with your doctor to address drug and non-drug therapies (supplements) for a variety of chronic diseases. Her focus is to make sure you are using the right medication for your health condition to achieve the best possible outcome from the treatment.
PGClinPharm MPharm MPS MCAPA
Michelle has over 20 years of experience in community and hospital pharmacy. She has extensive experience in working with patients with complex health and medication needs. Michelle is also an accredited MTA (Medication Therapy Assessent ) pharmacist whereby she collaborate with the RHM team and your GP to optimise medication in line with your health goals.