About Sunshine Tremain
I am a 70s child and yes, my parents were hippies. I went to a Rudolph Steiner School and then at the age of 13, I decided I needed to broaden my horizons and moved to Selwyn College.
Despite my name, I do not consider myself to be a hippie. However, I love animals and being in nature is very important to me.
I choose to live and work in the tranquil and beautiful waitakere ranges because it is where i feel happy and relaxed.
I made a career change to natural medicine quite late in life.
From leaving School I had always worked in hospitality, yes I know!
The complete opposite to what I’m doing now.
I knew I couldn’t be a booze slinging bar tender forever, I needed a challenge and I wanted to do something that would make a difference in this world.
The reason I chose naturopathy is because I was brought up with it, due to my father being a naturopath.
I watched him help so many people with their health issues and I became frustrated seeing so many other people struggling, when they only followed allopathic medicine.
At the age of 40 I graduated from South Pacific College of Natural Medicine with a Bachelor of Natural Medicine.
It was the hardest, yet most important thing I have ever done. My background in hospitality has actually worked in my favor. It gave me the confidence to be able to talk to anyone and it has given me a realistic view of human nature.
I have had my own fair share of health issues over the years, which all came to a head in the middle of studying for my degree.
I had severe gut issues, chronic fatigue, brain fog, PMS, arthritis and depression.
The stress of working full time and studying part time took its toll on my health.
With my training, I could identify that I had chronic candida and leaky gut.
My health journey was a very important learning experience and has put me in a better position to be able to help my clients. Today I am well and now know what it really feels like to be healthy.