Food as Medicine

Whether you want to lose weight, boost your energy, overcome a big health challenge or simply gain a brand new perspective on your lifestyle, a Food Medicine consultation will help you nourish your body with foods that are right for you.

“Healthy body – healthy mind – healthy soul.”

We begin by making a new choice: to invest not only in the results. But the journey.

The science is clear. The foods we consume, and especially a whole food plant-based diet, make a significant difference to our physical health outcomes and how good we feel on a daily basis.

There is a big difference between what we think makes us sick and tired (genetic predisposition, chemical trigger, allergies, aging, bad luck, etc.) and what actually contributes to disease formation day-in day-out.

Could we have a lot more control over our health than we might think?

The answer is yes: “your knife, fork (and blender) hold the secret keys to better health.”

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The father of western medicine, Hippocrates, is commonly credited with this familiar quote:

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

Kate Broughton  is a Registered Nurse, nutrition educator with a Certificate of Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University and a certified life coach .

Kate works with her clients to build healthful relationships with their food, their lifestyle choices and with themselves.

Food Medicine can help you:
  • reach your nutrition and lifestyle goals (it’s not always about the food!)
  • build a portfolio of healthy meals that deeply satisfy and delight you
  • figure out which foods support your body and which foods you may want to replace
  • create quick and easy meals
  • explore oil-free cooking for maximum heart health & natural weight loss
  • make it easy to say: “Yes I can do this” … and keep on doing it
  • indulge in the pleasures of food – while making healthier choices
Food Medicine consultations include:
  • your individual nutritional profile
  • personalised healthy meal plan
  • simple, easy recipes that you will love
  • clean-eating meal preparation tips & tricks
  • personal food and nutrition coaching
  • practical grocery shopping guidance

Cost: NZ$ 150 per session + your personalised plan + follow -up (1-1.5 hour)

Let’s build you a brand-new self-care plan!

Kate is now available for personal consultations:

  • in person (Whangarei)
  • via phone or skype (international)
  • by email (world wide)

To get started call/txt Kate on 021 161 75 45 or contact her by email to discuss how natural food medicine will help you reach your personal health goals.

“Self care is everything because our health is everything”

What people are saying about food medicine

Becky, New Zealand 2014

I found my sessions with Kate to be a lovely respite where I knew, with certainty, that I was wisely investing in my health and well-being.

And it wasn’t all about food. Kate’s keen abilities to dig deep and help unlock barriers, be they time management or emotional issues around food, were so intuitive and flowing that I didn’t realise we were digging deep until I experienced the sense of relief that comes with finding solutions.

Personally, I’m not a strict vegetarian. But with an aim to eat as much plant-based and natural as possible, I found Kate’s food medicine coaching to be an invaluable resource. Kate has an uncanny ability to put anyone at ease — I highly recommend booking a session. Oh, and bring a folder for the amazing recipes and food ideas she will be sharing.


Kirsty, Canada 2013

Kate helped me move forward with my goals by opening my mind to unconsidered possibilities. She presented me with new approaches and processes which were simple to incorporate into my day to day life. Her guidance and foundations have enabled me to maintain a positive outlook and continued motivation.

Kate’s food medicine coaching program has been invaluable, helping me improve the ways I think about my relationships, my diet and general well-being.


Vanessa, NZ 2012

I think your course should be on prescription!


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*Nutritional Update for Physicians: Plant-Based Diets, by Philip J Tuso, MD et al. (2013)


“The objective of this article is to present to physicians an update on plant-based diets. Concerns about the rising cost of health care are being voiced nationwide, even as unhealthy lifestyles are contributing to the spread of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

For these reasons, physicians looking for cost-effective interventions to improve health outcomes are becoming more involved in helping their patients adopt healthier lifestyles. Healthy eating may be best achieved with a plant-based diet, which we define as a regimen that encourages whole, plant-based foods and discourages meats, dairy products, and eggs as well as all refined and processed foods.

We present a case study as an example of the potential health benefits of such a diet. Research shows that plant-based diets are cost-effective, low-risk interventions that may lower body mass index, blood pressure, HbA1C, and cholesterol levels. They may also reduce the number of medications needed to treat chronic diseases and lower ischemic heart disease mortality rates. Physicians should consider recommending a plant-based diet to all their patients, especially those with high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or obesity.”

Further quoted from article conclusion:

“Physicians should advocate that it is time to get away from terms like vegan and vegetarian and start talking about eating healthy, whole, plant-based foods (primarily fruits and vegetables) and minimizing consumption of meat, eggs, and dairy products. Physicians should be informed about these concepts so they can teach them to staff and patients.

A registered dietitian should be part of the health care team that designs a plant-based diet for patients with chronic disease, especially if multiple medications are involved. Depending on the underlying conditions, patients with chronic disease who take multiple medications need close monitoring of low blood sugar levels, low blood pressure, or rapid weight loss. If these occur, the physician may need to adjust medications. In some cases, such as the one presented here, the need for certain medications can be eliminated altogether.”



“Action now is a bargain compared to what it will cost later”
~ Seth Godin

Get your brand-new self-care plan:

Kate is now available for personal consultations:

  • in person (Whangarei)
  • via phone or skype (international)
  • by email (world wide)

To get started call/txt Kate on 021 161 75 45 or contact her by email to discuss how natural food medicine will help you reach your personal health goals.