Vegan doctors & health
A popular query among the vegan community is which doctors, nutritionists, and health professionals are vegan friendly in New Zealand. We have compiled a list, and will continue to add places as we hear of them. Do contact us if you know of any to add.
AUCKLAND & NEARBY
High Carb Health’s aim is to give people realistic advice on how to get healthy and reverse illness via a scientifically proven nutrition based approach to healing the body.
10% off to Vegan Society Members
9/42 Red Beach Rd, Red Beach, North Shore
Dr John Upchurch
Dr Mark Craig MD. His main interest is treating the causes of diseases rather than the symptoms.
The peer-reviewed science clearly shows that 80% of our most common chronic diseases are caused by lifestyle factors, particularly poor nutrition. The evidence also demonstrates that they can be prevented, progression may be slowed and even be reversed by a holistic lifestyle approach, especially by following a plant-based, whole foods diet.
888a New North Road, Mt Albert
Dr Connlaodh Curry became vegetarian aged 7 years old and vegan not long after. She finds it inspiring to see the enormous increase in vegan numbers. She has been practising at Kowhai Surgery since December 2020.
10 Percy Street, Warkworth
Rob is passionate about nutrition as the best way to promote optimal health and longevity as well as reversal of chronic diseases and maximising athletic performance.
7 Polarity Rise, Silverdale, Hibiscus Coast, Auckland
Dr Robert Walton
27F Whatawhata Road, Dinsdale, Hamilton
Centre of Balance has three practitioners who treat many conditions using acupuncture and Chinese medicine. All practitioners are ACC registered.
For Vegan Society members $65 total for an initial exam (usually $40) plus one treatment (usually $100 – $170). If ACC it will be $65 for the initial exam plus 2 ACC treatments.
Health and Integrative Nurse coaching. Promoting Whole Food Plant based eating as the optimal way to stay well, heal from many lifestyle related illnesses and support the environment.
Vegan friendly health centre
BAY OF PLENTY
Brad Dixon is a plant based physiotherapist, coach, wellness advocate, and athlete.
Dr. Coral Dixon is plant based, an excellent GP and is doing relief work at Mount Medical Centre. Dr. Ben Trist is vegetarian and also excellent.
Dr Sue Genner is vegan.
Dr Chloe Corbett
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.
75 Customhouse Street, Gisborne
Dr Nick Wright led a Gisborne research team that studied the effects of an all-you-can-eat plant-based diet.
75 Ottawa Rd, Ngaio, Wellington
Dr Denis Delany
Whole food plant based doctors Luke Wilson and Matthew Hobbs. Available for one-on-one consultations via Skype.
NELSON AND SURROUNDS
Dr Wayne Hurlow – General Practitioner
Dr Marissa Kelaher – General Practitioner
MBChB, DCH, FRNZCGP, Member Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
She has followed a whole food plant-based diet most of her life, and has two young children who are also plant-based. Marissa has been interested in the effects of nutrition and lifestyle on health for many years, and has completed formal training in lifestyle medicine and nutrition/ environmental medicine.
Eastgate Mall, 20 Buckleys Rd, Linwood, Christchurch
Dr Yeowart is vegan. Clinic is also vegan friendly.
Degree-qualified nutritionist, with a passion for plant based nutrition.
275 Fifield Terrace, Opawa, Christchurch
Dr Donald Palmer. Integrating conventional medicine with complementary therapies to embrace an holistic philosophy promoting the practice of healing-oriented medicine – addressing body, mind and spirit.
Dr Mathew Hobbs ~ MBChB, BSc (Neuroscience)
He loves general practice and has a particular interest in the research around preventing heart disease.
Dr Martyn Williamson. Certificate Plant-based Nutrition.
Plant-based naturopath & nutritionist, blog, plant based recipes, and online shop.
10% off first online order. Code will be emailed to members.
Fuchsia Goldsmith is based in Auckland and operates consultations via Zoom. She advocates for a plant-based eating pattern and has followed a vegan diet for about 13 years. She provide talks on nutrition for various organisations and is currently the NZ Lead Dietitian for Doctors for Nutrition, which aims to provide tools to help healthcare professionals talk about plant based nutrition with their patients.
Mob: 021 0255 8245
She is a paediatric dietitian in New Zealand.
Sandra van Lill NZRD, APD
M: + 64 27 474 2932
The Health Style Doctor
Dr Taisia Cech (MBChB, BSc) is a family GP who specialises now in taking control of your health through lifestyle and plant-based nutrition. “There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in.”
She offers online coaching throughout New Zealand.