Eve's Story

In 2018, over 14,000 women responded to a survey about their hormones, sharing insights about their health.

The picture that this survey painted is one that highlights a real and present issue with hormone health and how it impacts our minds and our bodies.

A whopping 87% of those surveyed reported experiencing signs of hormone imbalance on a regular basis. This means that most women often don’t feel like themselves. We decided that’s just not good enough.

So, with the backing of scientists and a kick-ass research team, Eve was born to both provide women with insight into their health with our at-home testing kits, and help them address concerns that arise with our new range of nutritional support products.

Over the years, our eager audience has turned into a smart, vibrant, and engaged community who learn more about their health from Eve while at the same time, help us understand the health of New Zealand women.

For people throughout New Zealand and beyond, Eve provides support, knowledge, and our shared learnings to those of us wanting to understand aspects of wellbeing, and how our hormone picture is a cornerstone of our health

Our Mission

Eve exists to give you the power to understand your health better. We are all unique; with our own genetic and hormonal make-up and understanding these pivotal parts of our health is essential to our overall well-being.

Sex and stress hormone struggles show up in many ways: low energy, menstrual issues, mental health challenges, cramping and pain, weight issues, headaches, low libido, skin concerns, and irregular periods.

Because we’re so used to living with these symptoms, it’s easy to ignore them.

But, at Eve, we don’t want you to just live with it. We want to help you understand the intricate miracle that is your body through insight into your sex and stress hormones, and empower you to take the best action towards your best health.

Everything we do and everything we share is geared toward empowering people to better understand their bodies, and have greater insight into how to support them, naturally and every day.

Opening up the conversation

The taboo around women’s health has been pervasive for too long and at Eve, we’re not here for it.

Periods, fertility, hormones, pregnancy and prevention are beacons of empowerment and without knowledge, we lose that power. An open conversation with likeminded people, at all stages of the journey, gives the confidence and self-expertise needed to be your own best friend.

All Eve platforms are a celebration of the self; a place to learn with an open mind and without judgement. We hope you like it here!

Meet Our Team

SRI SHASTRI – LABORATORY SCIENTIST

Sri received her PhD in Molecular Genetics from The University of Sheffield where she studied the Role of Type VI secretion system in Burkholderia cenocepacia, which is an opportunistic pathogen infecting Cystic Fibrosis patients. She then went on to work as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Cancer Genetics and Ageing in the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB, India). Sri is passionate about finding a cure for Cancer and believes that Cancer is more prevalent in today’s world due to our food and lifestyle choices.

Coming from the land of Ayurveda, Sri has personally seen the benefit of natural remedies in treating disease and has been practicing using natural remedies in her day to day life. She has also been practicing Yoga for the past 20 years, does meditation regularly and believes that mental health is as important as physical health for overall well being. She is inspired by the work being done by Ben and the team and hopes to contribute positively to this journey of holistic health and well being.

Bachelor's in microbiology genetics and chemistry, Osmania University, India
Masters in Molecular genetics, The University of Sheffield
PhD in Molecular Genetics, The University of Sheffield
Qualified first aid personnel

GEORGIA RICHARDSON – PRODUCT EXECUTIVE

Georgia's interest in hormone health started with a background in Biochemistry. She understands that when we look after and nourish our bodies, we fuel the millions of biochemical processes happening inside of us and this sets us on the right path to optimum health and hormonal balance.

However, although she comes from a science background, Georgia's real passion is technology, business and customer experience. With a drive to ensure everyone that interacts with Eve has a 10/10 experience - she has swapped out the lab coat and now leads the development and delivery of the service and digital product experience.

BSc in Biochemistry, Massey University

GEORGIA BEST – EVE WELLNESS CONSULTANT

Georgia comes from a Psychology background with a strong interest in the link between nutrition and mental well-being. She believes diet and nutrition are essential components to optimising all areas of health and well-being including energy, mood and our ability to thrive. Georgia has been on her own personal hormone journey revolving largely around stress and the impact this had on her hormones and well-being, as well as experiencing how nourishing food and lifestyle habits were powerful tools to support her body in coping with and reducing stress. Testing is one of her favourite was to help people educate themselves about their own body, and learn how to be more in tune with what’s going on.

Georgia is passionate about education and awareness when it comes to helping others optimise their own well-being through holistic approaches, incorporating diet, exercise and positive psychology. She believes in using a combination of scientific, natural and holistic approaches to not only identify and heal health issues but to better understand your own body and optimise your everyday health and happiness.

Bachelor of Science majoring in Human Nutrition and Psychology (First Class Honours) from the University of Otago

Masters of Health Psychology, University of Auckland (in progress)

Chamika Kasthurisinghe – Science Technician

Chamika studied for her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, before continuing onto gain further qualifications in Family Medicine, and Palliative Care.

Chamika’s extensive scientific and medical experience covers a wide range of specialties including radiology, ophthalmology, pathology, family medicine, emergency medicine, paediatrics, gynaecology and obstetrics and surgical.

Since relocating to New Zealand, Chamika has continued her studies, bringing her focus into New Zealand health setting gaining a qualification in Health Science.

On a personal note, Chamika believes that prevention is always better than cure, and that the quality of our lives is defined by our health and wellness. Coming from Sri Lanka, with its own indigenous medicine, similar to Ayurveda, Chamika is passionate about the role our diets, lifestyles and mindsets play in our overall health.

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS), University of Kelaniya

Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine (PGDFM), Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM), University of Colombo

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science (PGDHS) NCEA Level 8, Eastern Institute of Technology Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Certificate in Palliative Care – College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka &

Galle Medical Association

Lauren Meale - Marketing & Content Executive

Eve was lucky enough to have Lauren join the team when she finished her marketing degree. Her own health journey has sparked an interest in women's health and she is incredibly passionate about the role that nutrition, exercise and balanced hormones all play in achieving optimal health and performance. This interest and her drive to help people understand their own bodies is what has led her to become the voice of Eve and the face behind our content.

Her mission is to create beautiful, informative and entertaining content to ensure Eve continues to encourage the conversations about hormones and women's health.

Bachelor of Commerce - Majoring in Marketing and Commercial Law