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What does it mean to listen to the music of your health? The holistic performance of our bodies is constantly conducted by our individual complexity that we very often take for granted.

“To listen to your rhythm within is to experience the tune of your health.”
— Sara Mertens
Just as the seed head of the dandelion can respond to the music of the wind, so too can our bodies respond to the symphony of herbs.

Just as the seed head of the dandelion can respond to the music of the wind, so too can our bodies respond to the symphony of herbs.

Sara's rural upbringing in the Mackenzie Country of New Zealand nurtured her love for living in rhythm with nature's seasons. It provided her life's foundation of the therapeutic value found in organically grown food and naturally prepared medicine.

As a Medical Herbalist, Sara provides phytotherapy (plant-based medicine) consultations, which support people holistically. It also enables them to have phytoresonance (human interaction with plants) on a medicinal level. Nutrition consultations are included in Sara's service repertoire at her practice "Symphony of Herbs", where she works to actively combine herbal preparations and nourishing eating habits. Optimising gastrointestinal function is one of Sara's therapy priorities as she believes the quality of our immunity is underpinned by intestinal health.

A former career in staff training for corporate Human Resources developed Sara's ability to facilitate educational experiences for others. In her role as an educator, Sara orchestrates empowering seminars, "Herbs for Health ~ Nutrition for Life", to inspire people to have an active, daily approach for being in tune with their health. She is also creating awareness in New Zealand for Lyme disease and its co-infections providing people with treatment options nationwide, and in Germany.

                                                                                 Kathy Reid Photography Living with the seasons plays a vital role in the bio-rhythm of our health. Sara is pictured here with her family's Irish wheaten terrier, Piko, in the spring time of her garden.

                                                                                 Kathy Reid Photography

Living with the seasons plays a vital role in the bio-rhythm of our health. Sara is pictured here with her family's Irish wheaten terrier, Piko, in the spring time of her garden.

Sara is a graduate of the International College of Herbal Medicine and holds a Diploma in Clinical Herbal Medicine. She is also certified in Human Nutrition through the Naturopathic College of NZ. Being a registered practitioner with the New Zealand Association of Medical Herbalists, Sara maintains Continuing Professional Education standards to keep abreast of herbal medicine and nutrition focused therapeutic developments.