Meet the Authors
Mother and daughter team Dee and Tamarin Pignéguy
have come together to share their passion for health, nutrition and well being to create educational books, organic gardening courses and holistic healthcare. The drive behind their books "Feed Me Right" and "Grow Me Well" comes from a belief in the importance of education. They believe that providing people with factual information about their amazing bodies and food in a fun and exciting way enables them to make informed and empowering choices.
With over 20 years of clinical experience in general practice using Traditional Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage, and food therapy in supporting people to restore their health and regain well being, Tamarin understands the importance education plays in assisting people in taking responsibility to make beneficial health and lifestyle choices that bring about a lasting change.
Dee Pignéguy came to New Zealand from Canada in 1963 and trained as a primary school teacher. Her interest in nutrition, healthy food and healthy bodies developed as she grew up on a remote coastal property in British Columbia. Her mother, Joan Donley, engaged all her children in their self sufficient lifestyle – growing vegetables and fruit, raising pigs, chickens and ducks, and milking goats. At low tide they gathered clams and oysters and often went fishing.