Welcome! As a herbalist and natural health practitioner, I’m passionate about exploring our relationship with nature and the healing properties of plants.
I’ve been involved in the field of herbal medicine for over two decades, though my passion for plants arose much earlier than this. Growing up in a rural setting, a backyard of 40 acres of wilderness offered no end of natural wonders to a curious young mind: majestic cedars shared their timeless wisdom as I sat beneath them, while the ‘weeds’ that I walked amongst became familiar companions and messengers of healing. The verdant beauty of these natural surroundings inspired in me a deep and abiding love and reverence for nature which grows stronger with each passing season.
Prior to a return to greener roots, my career in health care ventured along a more conventional path, as a medical laboratory technologist (magna cum laude). Working for over a decade in a hospital pathology lab provided valuable insights into the benefits – and shortcomings – of allopathic medicine, along with a comprehensive understanding of how the body functions, both in health and in disease. It also instilled in me the desire to better understand our body’s innate wisdom and profound intelligence to heal – vis medicatrix naturae.
Along with personal health consultations and custom herbal compounding, I provide consulting to the natural products industry, including product formulating and copywriting. I’ve also developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and my articles on natural health have appeared in numerous publications.
I’m an avid gardening enthusiast, eternally inspired by the sacred beauty and harmony inherent within nature, and have been a dedicated yoga and meditation practitioner for over 20 years.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have, or let me know if I can assist you with a health consultation and custom-compounded herbal formula.
Paulina Nelega, RH (AHG)
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