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Health & Fitness Lifestyle March 28, 2018


If you haven’t yet been to Orakei Bay Village, I can recommend a visit. This beautifully crafted mini-mall is a pleasure to behold. Airy and light, with a compact array of exciting boutique style outlets, this centre is all about retail 2018.


Discreetly tucked away around a corner and diagonally opposite the entrance to Farro Fresh, is a shop boasting the new face of health stores. Called the Urban Herbalist, it is owned and operated by pharmacist Khalid Ghanima, who having completed his pharmaceutical studies at Auckland Uni, developed a passion for integrative medicine, and a more holistic approach to health and wellness.


Upon meeting Khalid, I quickly came to realise that his depth of knowledge on ‘cures and potions’ is astounding.  Having worked in the pharmacy trade for well over a decade, he has a thorough understanding of the everyday ailments Aucklanders can suffer from, be they adult or child. His upbeat energetic aura is quite infectious, and it is obvious he loves what he does.


The Urban Herbalist stocks a wide range of totally natural skincare brands, as well as premium brands such as Bioceuticals, Metagenics, Douglas Laboratories, Salvesterol, Mito Q, Biomedica, Integra Nutritionals and more. They offer up-to-date, evidence-based advice, practitioner-strength supplements and customised health plans to help you and your family look and feel even better than before.


No matter what health niggles you or your family suffer from, or what you are keen to improve or fix,  I encourage you to pop in and have a chat with the Khalid, the Urban Herbalist: his advice and recommendations may prove invaluable!


Do note that parking for Orakei Bay Village is available both upstairs, or downstairs outside Kings Plant Barn.


Words: F.Ninow
5B/228 Orakei Road, Remuera

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