Buffy is a qualified nutritionist and naturopath, with a Bachelor of Nutrition, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, and 3-year post graduate in research analysis.
Buffy focuses on a holistic, plant-based whole foods approach to treating your health and nutrition concerns. In particular, she has a strong interest in women's health, fertility, pregnancy, and child nutrition. Buffy also has experience with assisting clients with:
Plant-based nutrition for women, men, infants, children, teenagers, and athletes
Weight loss, diabetes, and cholesterol reduction
Thyroid conditions including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Graves' disease, and Hashimotos
Buffy's core program to achieve the best possible results for you is her 6 or 12 Week Ultimate Transformation. This intensive course of holistic healthcare combines nutrition, naturopathy, herbal medicine, essential oils, and lifestyle changes to achieve those health goals which might have in the past felt out of your reach. Outside of this, Buffy offers a very small number of standalone consultations - see below for availability.
Online: via Zoom
In Person: 6 Dorset St, Westmere, Auckland
Please select when you make your booking whether you would like online or in person.
Initial Consultation: Buffy will review your current health concerns, health history, and personal goals for the session and your health. She will then offer individualised recommendations with specific achievable action points to help you achieve those goals. You will leave your consultation with an immediate action plan, containing specific nutritional recommendations, and practical lifestyle changes to improve your health. You may be recommended to take functional tests also, to further ascertain the causes of your health concerns.
Follow Up Consultations: Normally conducted fortnightly after your initial consultation for 3 months, and monthly thereafter if your progress is consistent and goals being achieved. Buffy will review your progress, offer guidance and changes needed, and answer any questions you may have. Buffy will then work with you to update and adjust your near term goals for the coming weeks, so you may continue to achieve and maintain optimal health.
As part of her tool kit of natural remedies, Buffy often prescribes essential oils, which are a concentrated form of ancient plant-based medicine. They can provide incredible benefits for your mental and physical wellbeing, through topical, aromatic, and internal application, as well as being able to be used in a variety of ways around the home. Buffy does offer a small number of complimentary 1 hour consultations on essential oils, to access one of these you can join her oils community here.
Functional tests may be recommended as part of your consultation with Buffy. They are an evidence-based method to determine the underlying causes of symptoms, and can often be a very efficient way to get all the underlying details of your nutrient and vitamin levels, thus fast-tracking your journey to good health.
Some of the tests Buffy can offer:
DUTCH Test: The DUTCH complete test is used identify symptoms of hormonal imbalances through sex hormones and their metabolites.
Complete Microbiome Mapping: Used to access a patients microbiome from a single stool sample - to investigate gut, microbiome, and immune related issues.
Organic Acid Test (OAT): OAT measures organics acid in a urine sample. It offers a comprehensive metabolic snapshot of a patients overall health with 74 markers. It provides an evaluation on methylation cycles.
AdrenoCortex Basic Salvia Stress Profile: A measurement of an individual's response to stress by evaluating bioactive levels of the body's important stress hormones, cortisol and DHEA. Helpful for adrenal fatigue and mood imbalances.
Cardio-Ion Test: A combination of nutritional tests that gives a full-spectrum nutritional assessment and identifies risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). The array of nutrients tested are well in excess of what can be achieved by regular blood serum testing.
Buffy Ellen is an experienced nutritionist, naturopath, and medical herbalist, but strongly recommends you continue to see your General Practitioner or other medical specialist in conjunction with your visits with her. Buffy is more than happy to work together with your medical practitioner. She strongly believes that an integrative approach to healthcare is the best approach to health - involving conventional medicine for acute management when needed, and nutrition and natural medicine for long term treatment and prevention.
Some health insurance policies do cover seeing a naturopath and/or nutritionist. If you wish to make a claim for your consultation with your insurance provider, please check with them before you book to ensure you are able to claim with them direct.