Functional nutrition is about exploring the root causes of your health challenges, by looking “upstream” from your signs and symptoms. I use this information within my own proven framework, incorporating your goals and requirements, to create a customized nutrition and lifestyle plan with you and for you.
Together we will explore your health history, your genetics and your current health challenges, and I will help you put together the pieces of your puzzle to create a healing path forward.
I uniquely apply an Engineering mindset to health challenges, developed while achieving my Doctorate in Engineering. This enables me to think outside the square of conventional “one size fits all” health programs and create impactful healing programs for individuals.
Part of making lifestyle changes is understanding the why! Alongside making recommendations for diet, lifestyle and supplements to support healing, I also explain how the body works, how your symptoms are arising from root causes. I use picture, books, and other references so you can fully understand your healing process.
I spent four years educating myself in health and functional nutrition, learning from the leading functional nutrition experts in the USA. I started with certifying as a Health Coach with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. I then followed on to achieve my Masters of Science in Health Coaching. I then certified as a USA National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach. Wanting to further understand more about functional nutrition and how the body can heal itself through diet and lifestyle, I completed my certification as a Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner (FNLP).
I also attended many courses in gut health, hormone health, and studied directly with Dr. Terry Wahl’s to become a Wahl’s Protocol Certified practitioner. Today I continue to study specialized topics with the leaders in the field of functional nutrition, to ensure I have access to the most current science-backed information.
In my Health Engineering approach, I specialise in taking into consideration your own individuality to develop a nutrition and lifestyle strategy which will be unique to your needs and health. I specialise in helping people feel better, improve their energy, maximize your health potential and thrive in life.
With me working as your partner in health, you will have the support and guidance essential to transforming health. Together we will discuss what is happening with your body and plan a personalised program with the action steps to restore balance and start thriving in life again!
Some clients are being treated by their specialists and doctors alongside working with me, while others choose a completely natural approach to healing.
My client success stories are the most rewarding part of my work. To see children under 10 starting to thrive at school again, a female in her 30s finally have her first child after working on fertility support with me, people with chronic fatigue or chronic inflammation start to feel fabulous again, clients healing their brain fog and thinking clearly for the first time in years, cancers healing, endometriosis symptoms decreasing, clients being able to finally decrease or go off long term medications, and client’s autoimmune conditions calming down.
There are so many stories (click here to read some of them) of my clients going through remarkable and life changing healing journey with me. I am blessed and honoured to work with each of them.
I love working with clients one-on-one. It enables me to spend time with them on a regular basis and learn more about what is going on for them. I become their partner in healing. Many clients work with me on 3-month programs, and often stay for multiple programs.
I offer shorter 1-month programs for clients who want to learn more about their health within an introductory framework. I ensure all clients learn a lot about their own health and how to shift the dial on their health.
All leave with a toolbox full of helpful information to support the next stage of their healing journey.
Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner
Masters of Science in Health Coaching, Doctorate in Engineering
Previously a leading business strategist, mentor and company director, Helen is a pioneering functional nutrition specialist and health coach dedicated to empowering others to take control of their health.
Helen holds a PhD in Engineering and a Masters of Science in Health Coaching. She demonstrates the critical ability to stimulate transformational health and wellbeing for her clients.
Helen uniquely applies an engineering mindset to health challenges. Her number one goal for all her clients is to deliver them transformational health and wellbeing. Helen believes that the key to transforming health lies in supporting sustainable healthy diet and lifestyle choices that embrace each person’s uniqueness.
By focussing on the person first (and the diagnosis second) she has empowered male and female clients alike to improve their overall health, quality of life and confidence. Working with clients to improve chronic conditions, such as: endometriosis, irritable bowel disease, thyroid issues, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, Covid-19, cancers plus many others who may not have a diagnosis but know they feel not themselves, lacking energy, foggy brain or living with chronic pain.
Helen is a graduate in Functional Nutrition (USA-based training), an internationally certified Health and Wellness Coach and New Zealand’s first Wahls certified health professional (specialist training in diets for autoimmune conditions). Helen’s nutrition and health education has been from the leading functional nutrition, functional medicine and wellness coaching specialists in the USA. She has also completed a Masters of Science in Health Coaching from a New York based university.
Helen also holds a PhD and first class honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Auckland. Helen lives in Remuera, Auckland with her husband of 20 years and two dogs. She is a lover of ballet, cooking, and time with friends and family.