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NZ Health Practitioners Who Promote A Whole Food Plant-Based Lifestyle

Eating a diet based on whole plant foods is one of the best things we can do for our health. This resource features health practitioners in New Zealand who support this way of living. To find doctors in other countries, try the Plant-Based Docs directory.
NZ health professionals doctors promote vegan plant-based lifestyle
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North Island

Auckland

Dr Mark Craig GP Auckland plant-based vegan advocate

MRNZCGP MRCGP MRCS MBChB BSc

Mark is based at Four Kauri Medical Centre and also offers online consultations. 

Mark is a GP with major interest in whole food plant-based (WFPB) nutrition and lifestyle medicine. He focuses on reversing and preventing disease and also has interests in ear, nose and throat (ENT) and minor surgery.
 
Shamiz Kachwalla vegan plant-based digestive health expert
Certified Wholistic Health & Natural Healing Counsellor
 
Shamiz is a Certified Wholistic Health & Natural Healing Counsellor from the Vibrant Health & Wealth Academy. Shamiz has had first hand experience on how to overcome disease through a plant based diet. He was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis a common Autoimmune digestive disorder, in May 2012 and spent 6 weeks in hospital in Japan. He discovered that a plant based diet plays a vital role in the recovery of such a disease.
 
After being on a plant based diet and overcoming Ulcerative Colitis, Shamiz has been healthy and fit for over 6 years now. His aim is to make people aware of how a plant based diet can cure disease, specifically digestive health, and is very passionate about spreading the message about how to stay healthy and fit.
 
BSc – Nutrition
 

Tracey works full time in Maori community health at Te Hononga o Tamaki me Hoturoa, specifically with high need adults who have cardiovascular disease and/or diabetes. She practices as a plant based nutritionist and empowers individuals to make sustainable healthy lifestyle changes that will last a lifetime. 

Bay Of Plenty

BBiomedSc, MBChB DCH

Chloe is training to become a Doctor of Public Health. She believes that preventative medicine is becoming one of the preeminant models of health and that food has the power to cure disease and reform the body.

Dr Sue Genner GP Tauranga New Zealand promoting plant-based vegan lifestyle
MBChB, Dip Obs, FRNZCGP
 
Sue works at Pyes Pa Doctors in Tauranga. After decades as a GP & a lifelong struggle with weight, she discovered a WFPB lifestyle almost seven years ago. Sue lost weight and normalised her blood pressure and cholesterol. She is now passionate about the benefits of this lifestyle and advises her patients accordingly. Sue has read widely and attended several nutritional conferences on the subject.
 
NZ Physiotherapist Brad Dixon plant-based vegan advocate
BPhysio, Cert Sports Med, Cert Physchology and Counseling, NZ Tri Coach.
 

Brad is a sports physiotherapist, coach, and wellness evangelist based at EVERFIT Physio & Coaching. His passion is helping people strive for their potential with promotion of enhancing daily habits. The power is in your hands! Connect with Brad at www.everfit.co.nz, and on the book of FACE, Strava, and Instagram (everfitcoach).

Email: everfitphysio@gmail.com

Wellington

Dr Luke Wilson Wellington NZ doctor whole food plant-based vegan GP

MBChB, BA, MSc, International Board of Lifestyle Medicine Certified Physician, Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition (eCornell and T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies)

Dr Wilson has worked in Santa Rosa, California, as an intern for Dr John McDougall at the McDougall Health and Medical Center and also alongside Dr Michael Klaper and Dr Alan Goldhamer at the True North Health Center.

In 2016 Dr Wilson conducted the first whole foods plant-based study of its kind in New Zealand, has completed a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition, and is a Certified Physician with the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine.

Dr Wilson is a member of the New Zealand Medical Association, was New Zealand’s first member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and has experience helping hundreds of people transform their lives by adopting a whole foods plant-based lifestyle.

Get in touch with Dr Wilson via his website, Two Zesty Bananas.


South Island

Nelson/Tasman

Hannah OMalley pharmacist whole food plant based vegan advocate

BPharm, PGCert ClinPharm, Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition (eCornell and T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies)

Hannah works across hospital and community pharmacy in Nelson. She has a keen interest in the role of a whole food plant-based diet alongside medicines and surgeries for managing disease. Protecting the environment is another key driver for Hannah, who is a member of OraTaiao: The NZ Climate and Health Council.

Hannah is the founder of The Better Base and creator of the Ridiculously Good Recipes meal planner. You can get in touch with her by clicking the ‘Contact’ tab at the top of the page or via the email address below.

Email: hello@thebetterbase.com

Dr Wayne Hurlow Nelson Tasman NZ GP promoting plant-based vegan lifestyle

Dr Hurlow works as a general practitioner at Wakefield Health Centre, Tasman.

He enjoys all aspects of general practice and is passionate about preventative medicine. When not at work, you may find him on local mountain bike trails, or kicking a football around (the round kind!).

Canterbury

Doctor Mathew Hobbs GP Christchurch plant-based vegan advocate

MBChB, BSc (Neuroscience)

Dr Hobbs works at Rolleston Medical Centre in Christchurch. He loves general practice and has a particular interest in the research around preventing heart disease.
 
When not working he enjoys spending time with my family and eating good food.

Otago

Dr Martyn Williamson 2

Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of GPs, University Senior Lecturer, Certificate in Plant Based nutrition (e-Cornell), certified Life Coach.

Martyn is an experienced rural GP and Medical School Lecturer, who is interested in the power of WFPB nutrition along with other lifestyle measures to prevent and treat chronic illness.
 
He works at Centennial Health in Alexandra, where in addition to his practice work he is willing to see any patient who wants to learn about WFPB nutrition for health.
 
He is part of the Plant Strong Living team who are committed to helping people live a healthy vibrant life. He is member of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine.
Anna DeMello plant-based nutritionist Otago NZ
Anna is a registered nutritionist in NZ and a dietitian (she was trained and is registered as an RD in Canada).
 
Together with Jono Drew, she runs the Plant-Based Living Initiave. They provide whole food plant-based nutrition consultations to individuals, businesses, and organisations in NZ. They also work in the area of policy development, and run a WFPB focused website featuring news, articles, videos, interviews, and more: www.pblinitiative.com
Liz Williamson (1)
BDS(Newc) 1986,Certified Life Coach and professional member of ANZCAL, certified in Ericssonian Hypnotherapy , Stress and Anxiety and NLP
 
Liz is an experienced general dentist at Tarbert St Dental Surgery. She has a life-long interest in health, fitness and performance, particularly in cycling. She has a personal interest in supporting her dental patients to overcome stress and anxiety using methods other than drugs such as hypnotherapy and NLP techniques and is a certified life coach.
 
Liz transitioned to wholefood plant-based eating to support best health for herself and is a member of the Plant Strong Living team to support others to do the same.