Our retail shop Ideal Health located in Glenfield, Auckland, NZ, was founded in 1993 by leading natural health practitioner, Leanne James.
In 1998 we launched our internet shop healthyonline, to make it easy for new and existing customers to share our wealth of knowledge, experience and well-researched quality products.
- We only stock the highest quality natural health supplements that meet the strict quality standards of our in store Naturopaths.
- All our products are GE free - We do not stock or recommend the use of any Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) or ingredients.
- We offer our customers ongoing support and information from qualified natural health professionals.
- We are committed to providing exceptional service and quality products - Read our guarantees to you
- We also aim to provide New Zealand’s largest range of effective natural health products online. However if you have special requirements for products that aren't listed in our online catalogue then please email us with your requirements.
Meet the team at healthyonline
As a highly qualified health professional and registered natural health practitioner, Leanne and our health team, have a wealth of practical hands on knowledge and experience, to help ensure that you find a quality natural health product that's just right for you. If you have a health question please email our naturopathic team. Meet our health team below:
Leanne James - Naturopath
Is a Chartered Natural Medicines Practitioner registered with Natural Health Practitioners New Zealand
Soon after the birth of her daughter, Leanne discovered that she had numerous food allergies.To help her, Leanne researched into different areas of natural health, in an effort to discover the best way to treat her daughters' condition.
In 1991 Leanne began formal training with the NZ Institute of Natural Therapies. Her training was completed under the supervision of Dr John Muntz. Leanne trained with them for two years and received a Diploma of Iridology. After completing her thesis, she was also appointed an examiner for them.
Her interest in herbs and their medicinal use, then lead her to complete a two year Diploma in Herbal Medicine.
Leanne is actively involved in many aspects of natural health care on a day to day basis, and is a member of several health organisations.
She is deeply passionate about natural health, and in July 2001 was recognised at the New Zealand Health Industry awards, with a special "Distinguished Public Service Award". This award was presented in "recognition of exemplary dedication and commitment as a Natural Medicines Practitioner providing without parallel, services to the community above and beyond the call of duty."
As further recognition of her health industry skills, she was elected to the Executive Board of the New Zealand Charter of Health Practitioners Inc in July 2002. She remained on the Charter Board until 2010.
In November 2002 she was honoured to be elected as the then president of International Research into Iridology and Sclerology Inc. (IRIS). Leanne has been involved with IRIS since it's inception in 1999.
In August 2004 she was elected secretary and treasurer of the New Zealand Natural Medicine Association Inc. (NZNMA). She still holds these executive positions.
Leanne is a member of:
Natural Health Practitioners New Zealand Inc.
The New Zealand Natural Medicines Association Inc.
You can view a personal message from Leanne here.
Avalon James - Customer Service Manager
Avalon is our customer service manager. If you email our customer service team or phone with an order, you will likely speak to her. Avalon comes to us after several years working with the management team at Bartercard.
She previously worked with us, prior to her role at Bartercard!
It's great to have her back, helping our customers to have a memorable shopping experience.
Please email Avalon with any customer service questions or phone orders on 0800 432 5840800 432 584
Mike James - General Manager
Mike is our general manager, and has been involved with Ideal Health since its inception. Mike has a strong business administration background. His interests include gardening, boating and fishing.
Mike has been instrumental in using technology to ensure that our customers receive accurate timely information. He has overall responsibility for healthyonline and is always interested to hear from you, if you have any shopping questions or suggestions to improve our site. Please contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hemangi Solanki - Accounts
Hemangi is part of our administration team and is our accountant. As well as helping to ensure your order is processed accurately, she also deals with our all suppliers.
Originally from Fiji, Hemangi completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Auckland.
She enjoys baking and watching movies in her spare time.
The rest of the Team
We would also like to mention the other members of our team. Rhonda, Juna, and Chris. Thank you for helping to make a difference.
Updated February 2017