We love books! So much so that we decided to write and produce our own. Our passions are eating yummy nutritious food and growing healthy edible gardens. And we hope this inspires others to do the same and live well.
Urban Remedy is a family business, owned and operated in New Zealand. When I first started Urban Remedy it was as a newly qualified health practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture back in 1996. And now as a mother, after our daughter's arrival in 2013, health and well being have taken on an even greater emphasis in our household.
While my clinic duties were on hold for a couple of years to raise young Ruby, my mother and I began specialising in writing and promoting educational books to inspire people's desire to live well, naturally. These books are now available for purchase on our website as well as tailor-made gardening courses run by Dee. These "hands on" courses help people put their growing ideas into action and eat the rewards.
The idea for Urban Remedy came to me while I was studying traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture in Australia back in 1994. I wanted to support people in living healthier lives using the best of ancient Asian wisdom while applying it to our modern way of life. So when I graduated I went straight into business as Urban Remedy – Holistic Health Care Clinic and have been going ever since with my clinic now located in Whangaparaoa, Auckland. In the early days as a holistic health practitioner, I soon discovered the key to helping people improve their way of life was to offer educational information that empowered them to make their own lasting changes.
I have always been interested in inspiring others to get involved in looking after themselves. Sharing my passion for healthy food, the intelligence of our amazing bodies and how our attitudes affect our health naturally led me to writing books about these topics. I teamed up with my mother Dee Pignéguy who shares similar passions, and in 2007 we released our first book called “Feed Me Right – Nutritional Know-How and Body Science”. Thanks to all our long time friends, followers and clients, and a bit of leg work from Dee and I, Feed Me Right was a sell out success! We were then inspired to write another book called “Grow Me Well – Nutritional Know-How for Every Body” which is now available for purchase on our website.