Staff Profile - Gloria
Naturopath, Herbalist, Homeobotanical Therapist, Cranio-sacral therapist, Member of the New Zealand Charter of Natural Health Practitioners. Owner of Down to Earth
Gloria has owned Down to Earth since 1996. When she took over the shop they had a wholefood vegetarian takeaway cafe in the shop, which people still come in to ask about, and slowly changed the food side of the shop from non-organic to organic.
Gloria graduated as a naturopath from the South Pacific College of Natural Therapies in 1991. Her interest in health and whole food was sparked by a friend who began a vegetarian diet. Gloria started reading lots of books about wellness and was confused by the contradictions amongst the authors. She thought college would be a better idea so that she could learn about it properly, rather than bits and pieces here and there.
Gloria loves learning new health information. As a chartered health professional, she has to continuously keep up-to-date with new information, so regularly attends conferences for practitioners.
She enjoys working with Nutrition. If you get people's diet right it makes all the difference. She likes working with herbs and discovering deficiencies and helping people correct them, using diet as much as possible, as well as herbs and supplements.
Gloria is in the shop on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. At the moment she is taking a break from running a clinic, but watch this space!