Meet the Team

Affiliate

Consultants

Lifestyle GP

Lifestyle Medicine is “the application of environmental, behavioural, medical and motivational principles to the management (including self-care and self-management) of lifestyle-related health problems in a clinical and/or public health setting” (Egger, Binns, & Rössner, 2010). This is achieved by modifying diet, physical activity, sleep, and creating a positive social connection as a primary therapeutic modality for treatment and reversal of chronic disease.

It is a modality to prevent or delay the onset of a chronic health condition, and it is not used in substitution of medication. Instead, we improve health so you can be disease free, medication free or even recover faster from injury or surgery.

A lifestyle GP is a medical doctor who facilitates this process.

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DR. OLIVIA CURRIE MBChB DCH PGDipGP FRNZCGP

Lifestyle GP, Medical Director

Dr. Olivia has been a medical doctor for 15 years with experiences in general practice (clinical and academic), oncology and paediatrics. Clients seen over the years have taught her how amazing the human body truly is in healing itself when provided the right environment. This is not limited to high blood pressure, diabetes, polycystic ovaries, fatty liver, gout, chronic inflammation, anxiety, and depression. She is the captain and inspiration for this clinic and is very much looking forward to helping everyone who is wanting to make a difference in their personal health and lives. 

Make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Olivia here.

Health Coaches

Health coaches are expert mediators between you and your health goals. They are trained and are skilled in connecting your wishes with your own values and strengths. At the same time, they are open enough to help you identify and overcome your barriers. They are also understanding enough to help you set achievable goals within appropriate timeframes. It is a balance of mindset and behaviour change that generates sustainable well-being and your ability to thrive in health.

Our team is carefully selected and vetted to ensure quality background checks and training are in place. They are very people focused and are here to walk with you on your journey to good health!

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JULIA CertHealthCoach CertOlyLift CertBoxfit DipExercisePrescription DipEMT

Certtified Health Coach and Personal Trainer

Julz is here to make sure that your goals are nurtured with a steady stream of help, encouragement and guidance. Her background composes of 9 years as a personal trainer specifically in Olympic lifting, mobility, goal setting, life coaching and postural alignment for optimal movement. She was also a an active member of St John and has completed a Diploma in E.M.T. Julz is eager to help make a better you with the team at Real Healthy Me.

Make an appointment with Julz here.

BANK BAppSc Human Nutrition, REPsNZ

Nutritionist and Personal Trainer

Bank is a nutritionist and personal trainer. He enjoys helping people improve their health, physical strength and functioning. He does so through individualised diet and exercise strategies, taking into account your personal goals and circumstances. His areas of interest are meal preparation, meal planning,  body composition, strength training and sports performance. Nothing is too difficult for Bank, and he looks forward to helping you regain health from pantry to the gym!

Make an appointment with Bank here.

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BHOOMIKA Bphysio PGDipSptSc

Rehabilitation Coach

Bhoomika holds a Bachelor Of Physiotherapy and is currently pursuing her Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Science at the University Of Canterbury. She enjoys working with clients of all ages and has special interests in injuries, chronic pain, and respiratory conditions. She is passionate about enabling clients to make the most out of their life by helping them reduce pain and manage stress.

 

Make an appointment with Bhoomika here.

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MELISSA CertHealthCoach DipSptSt REPsNZ

Certified LCHF/Ketogenic Health Coach and Personal Trainer

Melissa loves working with people and supporting them in re-discovering how their bodies can come back to movement and wellness that is meaningful in their daily lives. She is a certified PreKure Health Coach and heartily agrees with the philosophy that “Prevention is the Cure”. Like the rest of the RHM team, she believes that ‘food is medicine’ and ‘Lifestyle is medicine’. Let her walk beside you in your health journey and may you benefit from her expertise as an experienced personal trainer specialising in chronic health conditions, rehabilitation, Tai-Chi, and movement.
 

Make an appointment with Melissa here.

AFFILIATE CONSULTANTS

Our affiliate consultants are carefully vetted and selected to provide you with a peace of mind that the advice you receive with regards to your health are evidence-based and to standard. They are independent but operate cohesively with what we do at Real Healthy Me. They are our and your support to help you be your best in health.

Each of our affiliate have specialised training in:

  • Pharmaceutical and medications review

  • Dietetics and nutrition

  • Clinical exercise physiology

  • Nursing

  • and more...

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MICHELLE CHAN Bpharm MPS

MTA Pharmacist

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.

Book in with Michelle here.

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SHIRIN NAMJOU PGClinPharm MPharm MPS MCAPA

MTA Pharmacist

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. 

Book in with Shirin here.

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EVA MEIKLEJOHN MDiet. NZRD

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.

Make an appointment with Eva here.

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HELEN DUYVESTYN AdvDip Nursing (Mental Health), MHSc, ACNEM

Mental Health Nurse and Life Coach

http://www.onelifenz.com/

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.

Make an appointment with Helen here.

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YOLANDA VAN VUGT BSc Mcep CEPNZ ACSM

Clinical Exercise Physiologist

https://www.kinetex.co.nz/

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. 

Make an appointment with Yolanda here.

CLINIC MANAGER

BRYN

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