Gina is a mother of three, a business owner and a clinical nutritionist specialising in women’s health.
Like many of us at Eve, Gina has had her own personal journey with hormones, which has fuelled her desire to help other women feel empowered to take charge of their hormone health too. Over time, Gina learned to manage her Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome naturally and was inspired by motherhood to pursue a degree in Nutritional Medicine.
Today, Gina works with women from her natural health clinic in Hawke's Bay, while finding time to care for herself and be a mother and a guide to her three children. It's her commitment and passion to the space she works in, combined with her dedicated to her family, that truly inspires us.
Gina uses the Eve test in her clinic to help other women take charge of their own hormones and be their best, healthiest selves.
What does motherhood mean to you?
Motherhood is a spiritual awakening. It brings your past, your roots, your soul right back to the surface. Motherhood is LOVE that cannot be fully explained, only experienced.
It’s transformative like a butterfly. It’s about being beautifully undone... so that you can be remade even better than before. It’s seeing the worlds true potential from the eyes of my children.
What's one healthy habit you've tried to pass onto your children?
All the usual things like eating greens, good protein, not too much sugar, keeping active etc. but the most important healthy habit that I practise daily and encourage my children to do is positive self talk and gratitude. Daily appreciation for the little things.
What are you most grateful to your mother (or a mother figure in your life) for?
My Mum, is wise beyond her years, she has shown me how to unwrap the best version of me. Now as a mother, I can appreciate everything she sacrificed.
As a mother you have to share your body, your bed, your home, your money, your heart, your minutes, your sleep, your sanity, your everything. I couldn’t be more grateful for the unconditional love.
How has your health journey impacted your journey as a mother?
My children inspired me to study a BHSc in Nutritional Medicine. I wanted to know how to become the healthiest version of myself and I wanted to use this knowledge to impact my children's health. I honestly don’t think I could run the schedule I do now without the proper nourishment and self love I practise daily. I can thank my children for this.
What tips or advice can you pass on around staying healthy while being a busy mum?
Don’t underestimate the nutrients and energy that has gone into growing your tiny humans. You need to rebuild those nutrient reserves so that you can keep up with the demands of motherhood. Postnatal depletion is very common and it impacts your energy, vitality & how we show up to our loved ones. Honour the amazing work your body is capable of.