About Us

Mind | Body | SPirit

Your Health Matters

At Health Matters, we educate and highlight each individual’s unique needs and  help empower them to take control of their own health. We don’t treat health problems in isolation. Instead, we recognise the intrinsic differences of each  individual has and thus move away from treating symptoms with a quick fix. We  aim to achieve an overall  holistic outlook on health.

We treat the root cause, not just the disease or symptom.

We believe that each individual is made up of different parts being; physical, emotional, environmental and spiritual aspects. All aspects should be addressed and balance strived for in order to solve or improve any health related concerns/ illnesses. 

We understand the synergy between conventional and complementary medicine and provide integrative health options for every individual.

From OUR Founder - Liora

It all started in 1997

Where We Began

In December 1997, I opened the doors of Health Matters for the first time. This, at a time too, when complimentary healthcare was primarily unheard of and unexplored in South Africa. I was nevertheless driven by an innate faith in alternative medicine and a genuine desire to provide a space and place where people could feel comfortable to explore and enquire about said medicine and the diverse options available. 

I felt driven to offer sound professional and educational advice regarding the availability of alternative and complementary options while providing a holistic approach to the overall achievement and maintenance of a healthy lifestyle and the subsequent prevention and/or treatment of any illness or disease. 

The Creative

I enlisted the creative work and inspiration of my friend and yoga instructor, Elaine Seidel, to paint the shop and create a special and safe space. 

I chose the lotus flower, a common Buddhist sanskrit symbol to represent the shop and it’s underlying beliefs and focus because of it’s unique significance with regard to transformation, enlightenment, purity, rebirth and one’s triumph over obstacles. The journey of the lotus is said to mirror our own journey … i.e. Samsara. (Samsara meaning the symbol of rebirth).



Health Matters is a self-service, independent traditional health store in Sea Point, run and guided by professionals in the complementary health field with over 25 years of experience.

Our staff is always happy to answer your questions.

Visit us, located behind Sunset Pharmacy.

The Health MAtters Team

Our Team



Founder and Consultant

With more than 25 years of experience, Liora is passionate about a holistic approach to health and healing  with a profound focus on alternative options and their subsequent value in the treatment of a variety of health concerns. Liora’s desire is to educate and provide professional advice to all who frequent the store thus, empowering customers to make informed decisions regarding their health. 



Health Advisor

Nicole has a special interest in herbal & homeopathic medicine, as well as nutrition as a healing modality. With her vast knowledge, Nicole has been in the health sector for 17 years and finds great pleasure in assisting individuals in improving their health.



Health Advisor

With a passion in natural wellness, Darell began sharing her knowledge in 2007. Darell has since attended various health seminars  to gain a deeper insight into the workings of herbal and complimentary medicines and enjoys improving the lifestyle choices of individuals.




As a private practicing dietitian who obtained her dietics degree from London Metropolitan University, Renee is passionate about educating people both young and old on how their quality of life can be improved using nutrition as a tool.