Naturopath, Medical Herbalist, Nutritionist, Adv. Dip. Nat, MNZAMH, MNZSN
Fusion Natural Health Clinic is owned and operated by Wanaka local, Nikki Potts, a fully qualified naturopath with over ten years experience in the health industry. Nikki is registered with the New Zealand Association of Medical Herbalists and the New Zealand Society of Naturopaths.
“Naturopathy is progressing and developing in a way that truly excites me. Having the knowledge and understanding to apply natural medicine to my clients lives and see outstanding results is for ever rewarding. Acting as a teacher, I help my clients to understand what is going on with in their bodies and provide the knowledge and tools needed to aid the process of recovery and change”.
Hi I am Nikki and I am a Naturopath, Nutritionist and Medical Herbalist based in Wanaka, Central Otago, New Zealand.
My passion for natural health started at a young age and lead me to study personal training and nutrition. From here I moved into the natural health industry and gained my naturopathic qualification through the Australasian College of Natural Therapies. I am registered with the New Zealand Association of Medical Herbalists and have been involved in the natural health industry for over 10 years.
I believe that everyone has the right to feel amazing and live a healthy and balanced life, I definitely do not believe in fad diets and quick fix scams. The way you eat, think, breathe and move everyday has an impact on your health and with the correct advice and support you can shine in all of these areas.
I specialize in fertility and reproductive health and I have helped many women conceive and carry a healthy baby. I can help to address barriers to optimal hormonal health and I treat conditions such as endometriosis, PCOS and anovulatory cycles, fibroids and PMS.
Most of my work is centered on improving the integrity of the gastrointestinal track and treating uncomfortable conditions such as bloating, excess flatulence, constipation, and diarrhea along with diagnosed crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis and IBS. Gut integrity can set the base for your overall health and is an extremely important area of treatment with any autoimmune disease; I regularly treat those with thyroid autoimmunity such as Hashimotos and Graves and have experience with supporting people with Rheumatoid arthritis and Lupus or SLE.
Fatigue is unfortunately an all too familiar complaint in today’s world of being everything to everyone. Diet and lifestyle changes can have a huge impact on your energy levels so I look into your diet in great detail so I can detect any nutrient deficiencies. I also assess for other conditions that can contribute to fatigue and low energy levels.
Stress, anxiety and depression can affect different people in many different ways. Did you know that many of your relaxing and calming neurotransmitters are produced in the gastrointestinal track? Therefore these conditions may improve with assessment and treatment of gastrointestinal health and supporting a good balance of bacteria. Herbal medicine is also fantastic for working on the nervous system.
Cardiovascular disease is a lifestyle disease so it makes sense to treat it using diet and lifestyle! Living in central Otago I see plenty of allergies such as hay fever, eczema, dermatitis and food intolerances.
Often many of these conditions that I mention are all interlinked and for this reason I treat the body, mind and soul as a whole. I don’t believe in unnecessary use of supplements but I do believe in a targeted approach to address your health and wellness goals.
So if I sound like the right person to help you then please get in touch or you can book an appointment online.
I look forward to meeting you soon.
Work With Me
While enjoying and successfully treating in many areas of health, Nikki is passionate about:
- Women’s hormonal health – Poly cystic ovarian syndrome, PMS, endometriosis, fibroids & menopause
- Fertility and pre conception care
- Thyroid disorders
- Digestive issues such as IBS, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticular disease, bloating & altered bowel habits
- Weight management
- Fatigue, CFS & Fibromyalgia
- Low immunity & acute or chronic illness
- Depression and anxiety
- Healthy ageing and cardiovascular health – High blood pressure, elevated cholesterol
Choose from one of our three nutrition based programs that are designed to meet your individual requirements and help you reach your health and wellness goals. .
After 10 years in the natural health industry our Naturopath Nikki has a wealth of experience and knowledge to deliver a program that works.
Regular contact means that your personal needs are thoroughly assessed and meet. Following a program ensures that we work through your treatment goals systematically to ensure results that are maintained long term.
The programs have been designed to cover three key areas of health. The Seed and Sprout program is all about hormonal health and preconception care. Cleanse and glow will help to reset your eating habits while supporting your detoxification pathways and the Nourish and Thrive program is based on eating a balanced diet to improve your overall health and wellbeing.
Following a program is a cost effect way to commit to making dietary and lifestyle changes. Often people want results over night but unfortunately that is not realistic, therefore a program will take you through the changes step by step to ensure that you get results and maintain your improvements. Consistency and balance is the key and I like the saying “you are what you most consistently eat”.
What we eat determines how we look, how we feel and how our mind and body performs – so it’s no surprise nutrition plays such an important role in our lives.
Nikki has developed three programs designed to meet specific needs through great nutrition and specialised treatment plans.The Nourish and Thrive program is designed to give you answers about what foods you need to nourish and balance your body. Cleanse and Glow gives you individualised advice on your diet and your lifestyle that is specific for you and not the latest fad, and the Seed and Sprout program is designed for women hoping to get pregnant, to address any reproductive health concerns and to ensure your body is in the best possible condition to conceive and maintain a healthy pregnancy.
Herbal medicine is the oldest form of medicine and remains the most widely used system in the world today. talk to us about how we can create an individualised treatment plan for you to get you to your best health.
Healing the Natural Way
Given the correct environment, we have an innate ability to self heal. Naturopathy is based on six philosophies that guide the therapeutic methods and modalities.
- First do no harm
- The healing power of nature
- Discover and treat the cause, not just the effect
- Treat the whole person
- The physician is a teacher
- Prevention is the best “cure”
Nikki would love to talk with you more about Naturopathy and discover how it can benefit your health. Contact Fusion natural Health Clinic today, and arrange a time to prioritise your well-being.
Read what some of Nikki's Clients have to say.
I am still preaching how amazing / life changing your work is - it really is, I am still sticking to the diet as much as I can and have now really integrated meditation, yoga and mindfulness into my daily life so not only have you fixed my gut you've helped to fix my anxiety too! You have no idea how thankful I am for your incredible work!
Nikki was recommended to me by a friend to see in Wanaka regarding my ongoing illnesses. I booked into see her about 2 years ago and have been seeing her ever since. My first appointment was very thorough and I came away from the appointment with a fresh outlook on my health and also a positive one. Nikki was amazing. She listened to all of my history and took thorough notes and records. She also worked in with an integrative GP that I see also and never made me feel that I needed to choose one or the other. She looked at my current medications and gave her views and ideas on what I could do to improve my health. She researched well into my case and this has been ongoing right throughout my time seeing her. She has picked up on a number of things that my GP hadn't and improved my health and well being immensely. Last year it came time for my husband and I to leave beautiful Wanaka to move to the North Island and I was worried that I was going to leave my case and improved health behind and have to start again with yet again someone else. However Nikki was only too happy to continue on with my health journey via Skype and email. It has been awesome, her regular contact and fast response to any questions or postage of supplements has been amazing and I will continue on my health Journey with Nikki as I have found someone finally who listens, acts, who is very knowledgeable and someone who I feel very comfortable with. Thanks for all you do for me Nikki.
Nikki has been a tremendous help in getting my health back on track. She had been recommended to me many times, and I can see why. Nikki is very thorough and professional, she is extremely knowledgeable and takes the time to listen and to educate. Our appointments were always followed up with an email of what we’d discussed, including a treatment plan, nutrition and exercise guidelines. I’ve had great results with Nikki and would highly recommend Fusion Natural Health Clinic to anyone wanting to improve their health.