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About Inside Matters

Inside Matters emerged from my journey through chronic illness and was fueled by my passion to support others along with a revelation about the transformative impact of holistic health, natural products and low-tox living.


Health Coachingavailable online and face to face in West Auckland, and supporting others to make positive changes that enhance their health and wellbeing is my main goal.


Essential oils, and red light therapy and infrared sauna sessions in West Auckland complement this by providing natural treatment options that strengthen your journey to wellness. 

Our mission is to ensure that everyone facing health challenges can navigate their wellbeing journey in a way that works for them with access to natural, relevant, and effective solutions.

We are committed to providing inclusive and empowering solutions that promote holistic health, enabling individuals to thrive and live their best lives.

I truly believe that we all hold the answers to our own challenges and with guidance we can create the right environment for healing.

I'm currently expanding my expertise, training as a health, nutrition, and sports nutrition coach. 

You can read more about the treatments I have used in this Blog, or check out my blog on the science behind how red light therapy and infrared sauna actually work.

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The Name Inside Matters

I'm deeply passionate about uncovering what's really inside the products we use and food we consume alongside sharing accurate findings about health and wellness topics. My goal is to provide you with REAL information that enables you to make informed choices for yourself and your family, that positively benefit your physical and mental health. 

The name Inside Matters originated from my desire to challenge product marketing, highlighting what's really inside products and their impact.

Our health is impacted by the chemicals and toxins that we ingest, breathe and absorb through our skin on a daily basis, now more than ever. I found that the ingredients inside 'so-called natural products' were not always natural and this adds to the complexity of making natural choices. This includes synthetic perfumes that can have a negative impact on our endocrine (hormone) system and due to the proprietary nature of perfume, companies can add any chemical ingredient to their perfume blend without having to label that chemical on the product.

What's inside, really does matter!

My low tox journey started with using essential oils for cleaning and slowly replacing cleaning products with natural solutions. I then moved on to personal care products to remove all perfumes and toxins from my home. From a food perspective I created a plan to reduce as much refined and processed food as possible from my diet  and started looking at the nutrient density of foods that my body needed to heal.

Read more about me and my journey....



Infrared Sauna and Red Light Therapy Locations:

GLEN EDEN @ home Wellness Room 

Shetland Street (by appointment only)

Glen Eden



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Open daily from 9am, with evening times varied each week.

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9:30 am – 4.30 pm

HENDERSON within Waitakere Health Hub

199b Lincoln Road



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About Kate 

After completing my Physical Education degree, my career path unexpectedly led me into project management and community development, both in New Zealand and internationally. Despite excelling in sports during my teenage years, my late teens and twenties were marked by health challenges. Stricken by a viral infection at 20, I found myself bedridden for over three weeks, and never fully recovered. Despite numerous medical consultations, no diagnosis or cause could be determined at the time. Driven in nature, I pushed through the symptoms, to carry on with life, albeit unable to participate in sports again until my early 30s. 


I have endured three significant system crashes that left me unable to work, with the most recent occurring in 2017. It was during this period that I was introduced to a holistic general practitioner, leading to the diagnosis of an underlying genetic disorder known as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). This diagnosis also shed light on the commonly associated conditions Mast Cell Activation (an immune cell disorder) and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, often referred to as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Suddenly, the symptoms I had experienced in my twenties began to make sense, as EDS, primarily recognized for joint hypermobility, can also disrupt the gut and cardiovascular systems.


Knowledge is power and having the diagnosis has allowed me to connect the dots on all my symptoms and find better ways to manage and improve my health. 

Navigating my own chronic illness ignited a deep interest and passion for natural treatments and holistic well-being. With these illnesses often overlooked within mainstream medical system, my journey has involved extensive research and experimentation with various treatments and lifestyle adjustments to aid my recovery. Many of the strategies that have proven effective for me fall under alternative therapies or unfunded medicines, often necessitating access to specialized doctors or practitioners familiar with these conditions. Navigating the complexities of the healthcare system, including public, private, and alternative avenues, has become a project in itself. Through sharing my experiences and insights, I aspire to offer support and guidance to others facing similar challenges.

My journey with essential oils started in 2018 when a friend introduced me to the therapeutic power of these natural plant extracts and I realised they did much more than smell nice! My exploration into the benefits of infrared sauna led me to discover red light therapy, and now, I regularly incorporate all three of these complementary modalities into my wellness routine.

During my career I worked on leadership development projects in parts of Africa, Russia, China, and Brazil, and spent 4 months volunteering with an organisation in Tanzania to provide basic needs and support to children living on the streets. On my return to NZ, I worked for Youthline Auckland and in Community Development with Auckland Council, until my most recent crash.

All these experiences have humbled and motivated me to always work in a way where I can make a difference in others' lives. I am now building Inside Matters and working towards my qualification as a health and nutrition coach.

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Please reach out if you have questions or want to book a free essential oils consultation to see how they can support your well being. 

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