The Health Staircase, Naturopathic Clinic

Optimising Health One Step At a Time

Are you sick of being sick? Do you have multiple health issues that remain untreated?​ Can you remember the last time you felt truly well?

Allow me to help you discover the root causes to your health concerns and together we can work towards getting you to a state of optimal health specific to your body.

All About Me

Hi I’m Diana Pedersen, a qualified Naturopath and dedicated practitioner of holistic medicine. My practice, The Health Staircase Naturopathic Clinic is nestled in Mother Nature’s little piece of Paradise in Omokoroa near Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty. It’s here that you will discover how I can help you to bridge the gap between holistic and western medicine while providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which you can heal and return to optimal health, at your own pace, one step at a time.

Naturopathy identifies the underlying cause of disease

Recognised as the forerunner of modern medicine and practiced Worldwide, Naturopathy looks at the whole person, taking into consideration all of the systems in the body when trying to identify the underlying cause of illness.

As a Naturopath I evaluate every aspect of your body including your mind and emotions, your diet and lifestyle. I will help you to find the root cause of your ill health,  then go on to educate and empower you to take back control of your body’s self-healing so you can achieve your full potential once again. I’m qualified to advise you on herbal medicine, nutrition, nutritional supplements and lifestyle adjustments as well as homeobotanical formulas, essential oils, flower remedies and tissue salts.

For children, these sessions involve both the child and the parent and consider a wide range contributors to your child’s health.

The difference between Naturopathy and Western medicine


Middle aged woman

Health complaint:

Osteoarthritis in her hands.

Traditional allopathic approach:

Examine the inflammation in her hands and prescribe pain relief and anti-inflammatories.

Naturopathic approach:

Investigate systemic inflammation and the function of the digestive system, analyse her diet and check for food intolerances and body acidity.

Give dietary recommendations and prescribe nutritional supplements and herbal medicine  to clean the blood, increase circulation, improve digestion, reduce pain and minimise inflammation.

Common Health Conditions that are Treatable With Naturopathy

Immune Health

Weak or low immunity, recurring infections, autoimmune diseases, toxicity, allergies Cancer, colds, flus,

Nervous system

Anxiety, mild depression, low mood, stress (and its effects), insomnia, problem sleeping, disrupted sleep, headaches, migraines, nerve pain

Gastrointestinal Health

Gut health, bloating, cramping, IBS, IBD, diarrhea, constipation, reflux, pain, allergies, food intolerances, gut toxicity, weight gain, weight loss, leaky gut, small intestine bacterial infection (SIBO), food cravings, diverticulitis, candida

Pain & Fatigue

Chronic fatigue, chronic pain, joint pain, muscle pain, low energy, poor vitality

Cardiovascular Health

High blood pressure, high cholesterol, poor circulation, heart health

Respiratory Health

Conjunctivitis, sinusitis, bronchitis, allergies


Musculoskeletal Health

Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, polymyalgia, painful joints, muscle pain

Women’s Health

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), PMT, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), fertility problems, preconception care, menopause, candida, thrush, hormonal imbalance, urinary tract infections, cystitis, obesity, weight gain or loss, poor metabolism

Men’s Health

Erectile dysfunction, andropause, benign prostatic hyperplasia, impotence, prostate health, vitality, strength, endurance, fungal infections, obesity, weight gain or loss

Endocrine Health

Type 2 diabetes, thyroid, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, hypoglycemia, stress

Skin Health

Psoriasis, eczema, acne, skin infections, warts, scabs, sores, rashes, dry skin, oily skin

Urinary Health

Urine infection, bedwetting, cystitis, kidney infection

Every journey, no matter how far, starts with one step