What Is A Health Expert?

I am an accredited naturopath, nutritionist, herbalist, health coach and detox specialist.  I have been working in the health industry for twenty years, long before it became the delightful trend it is now.  Some would say I’m a health expert.

Before I go on, let me explain what I consider to be an ‘expert’ in any field (as this word has been used so frivolously in recent times, and with the advent of social media) –


  1. At least four years of tertiary education in one’s chosen field.
  2. At least two years of apprenticeship or traineeship experience.
  3. At least ten years of actual work/clinic/field experience (not just sitting in the comfort of your own home, posting about your experience).
  4. Have humility to know that they don’t know everything and can never expect to.

To be classed as an expert in my book, one must possess a certain level of education as well as first-hand experience.  There is a real reason why some people are experts and others aren’t.  Now that we’re clear, I’m happy for you to call me a health expert.