Hello, my name is Lieke, I am a Naturopath and Medical Herbalist. Based in Mangawhai and Grey Lynn where both locations hold a full herbal dispensary, meeting all your natural health needs.

What does a Naturopath / Medical Herbalist do? Well, we all work slightly differently, but the crux of it is that we pick up and work with health conditions that allopathic medicine has unsatisfactory results in.

I personally combine naturopathy with a slant towards genetics. I specialise in holistic wellbeing at a core level. By working with the cause of a range of symptoms that typically present, we can create lasting results by simple changes to diet, lifestyle and exercise. Sometimes depending on the condition, we may need to turn on/off genes or increase cellular energy. I do this via a nutrigenomic approach.There is a huge amount of research coming out in regards to how our genes behave to food and how nutrition affects our epigenetics. This approach to health has numerous advantages then lets say “just taking a pill”.

I believe this to be the health model of the future.


Lieke Bliekendaal is a fully qualified naturopath with a Bachelor in Natural Medicine from South Pacific college of Natural Medicine and registered with the New Zealand Association of Medical Herbalists (NZAMH) and New Zealand Society of Naturopaths (NZSN).

Vitonix combines traditional health promoting modalities such as nutritional and diet counseling, therapeutic massage, iridology, tongue diagnosis, homeopathy, herbal medicine and lifestyle advice.


Lieke is a Fitgenes accredited practitioner providing genetic wellness profiles. These are founded on the science of nutrigenomics, and an understanding that overall health and wellbeing is determined at a cellular level. Personalised genetic profiling offers insight to how our body responds to diet, nutrition, exercise and lifestyle.

It’s true you can’t change your genes but you can affect their expression and influence with the right nutritional, exercise and lifestyle choices.

Located at 14 Insley Street, Mangawhai,  and in Grey Lynn at Harvest Natural Health Centre, Lieke’s focus is on herbal medicine. By combining traditional medicine alongside cutting edge scientific research you can truly take control of your health.


 Lieke Bliekendaal