More About Us

We love health, education and books! So much so that we decided to write and produce our own. Our passions are eating fresh nutritious food and growing healthy edible gardens. We hope this inspires others to do the same and live well. 

Urban Remedy is a family business, owned and operated in Auckland, New Zealand. Urban Remedy first started when Tamarin opened her first clinic as a newly qualified practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture back in 1996.  And now as a mother, health and well-being have taken on an even greater emphasis in the family home.

Tamarin and her mother Dee began specialising in writing and independently publishing educational books together in 2007. Their focus is to inspire people’s desire to live well naturally. By showing others how to reconnect with nature and eat fresh food from the garden our body’s amazing healing abilities are activated. 

These books are now available for purchase on our website. Dee also runs survival gardening courses from her property in Whangaparaoa, Auckland. These “hands on” courses help people put their growing ideas into action, connect with nature and eat the rewards.

The idea for Urban Remedy came to Tamarin while studying traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and acupuncture in Brisbane, Australia back in the early 90’s. Her idea was to support people in making the choice of living healthier lives by using the best of ancient Asian wisdom while applying it to our modern way of life. So after she graduated she went straight into business as Urban Remedy – Holistic Health Care Clinic and closed the clinic doors only recently after 25 years in clinical practice.

In the early days as a holistic health practitioner of TCM,  Tamarin 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. 

Tamarin has always been actively inspiring others to get involved in self-care. Sharing her passion for healthy food, our bodies innate intelligence and the importance of attitude on our health naturally led her to write books on these topics.  She teamed up with her mother, educator and organic gardener Dee who shares similar passions. And in 2007  they released their first book called “Feed Me Right – Nutritional Know-How and Body Science”.  Thanks to all their long time friends, and followers, and good old fashioned “leg work”, Feed Me Right was a sell out success! This inspired the mother/daughter team to write another book called “Grow Me Well – Nutritional Know-How for Every Body” which is now available for purchase on this website.