Meet the BePure Lab Team

BePure is a scientific, holistic health and nutrition company, founded by Ben Warren. We are on a mission to create the future of health and support you, our community, to live lives abundant in health, energy and happiness. Combining a scientific approach with a grounding in holistic health and nutrition, is what makes our services unique.

BePure Laboratory

Ben and the BePure Laboratory team utilise gold standard functional health testing to gain transparency into your unique body and take the guesswork out of what best supports your personal health.

All gold standard, functional health tests are available through the BePure Online Clinic. All of our BePure Programmes are available nationwide with video conferencing consultations to make it easy to prioritise your health regardless of your schedule or home location. You can view the BePure Programmes here.

To learn more about the BePure tests and whether testing is the right option for you, please register for a free 15-minute consultation with our team of BePure Holistic Health Consultants, or contact us on 0800 52 54 52 or 

Meet the BePure Laboratory Team



Ben Warren

Ben Warren - Clinical Director

Recognised as a leader in his field with over 15 years of hands on experience, Ben Warren is one of New Zealand's most prominent nutritionists and holistic health experts. Undistracted by waves of wellness trends, Ben has made it his mission to build a new future of health by empowering and educating New Zealanders on the importance of nutrition.

His work is making people sit up and listen. Over 40,000 people have seen Ben speak at his seminars, and he recently presented at Tedx on health and longevity in the modern world.

Ben founded BePure over 10 years ago in the Hawke’s Bay, providing unique nutritional programmes and protocols which have seen some mind-blowing transformations with his clients. From reversing the parameters of type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and allergies, to helping people overcome struggles with chronic fatigue and weight gain.

Ben leads the team of Holistic Health Consultants at the BePure Clinic and when he is not traveling around the country speaking, he is in the BePure Clinic or working in the BePure Laboratory.

Training and Experience:

  • Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition (MSHN), Hawthorn University USA
  • BA (hons) Experimental Psychology, University of South Carolina USA
  • Registered member of International Organization of Nutritional Consultants
  • Level 2 Touch for Health Kinesiology (TFH)
  • Level 2 Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
  • Currently completing a PhD on the relationship between nutrition, metabolomics and mental health at Canterbury University under Professor Julia Rucklidge
  • Continued personal research into soil agronomy.
  • Ben is currently completing a PhD on the relationship between nutrition, metabolomics and mental health at Canterbury University under Professor Julia Rucklidge.







Sri Shastri

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
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BePure Lab team - Rishi

Rishi Pandey - Laboratory Scientist

Rishi’s fascination with studying the chemistry of biological molecules, especially the structure and function of proteins, led him to pursue his PhD research in protein engineering. He received his PhD from The University of Canterbury where he studied the self-assembly of protein through misfolding which leads to amyloid formation; a condition associated with different human pathologies, for example, Alzheimer's, Parkinson’s, diabetes type II and more.

Post his PhD, Rishi has been working as a technical specialist within the New Zealand food and healthcare industry working on developing methods to study biologically active molecules in food. Rishi has a keen interest in finding a cure for diabetes and, believes that knowing what is good for your body and choosing a healthier lifestyle is the way to prevention.

Hailing from the hills of the Himalayas which are home to a range of different medicinally important herbs, Rishi understands the benefits of naturopathy and uses natural remedy in his day to day life. Rishi describes himself as an eternal optimist and believes that a positive outlook is important for good mental and physical wellbeing. In his free time, Rishi enjoys living an active life doing yoga, running and hiking. He is enthralled by the work BePure is doing and is excited to be part of the team.

Ph.D. in Biochemistry (Protein engineering), The University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Master’s Applied Biomolecular Technology, The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
PGD in Biochemical and Molecular Technology, The University of Delhi, India
Bachelor’s in Chemistry and Biological Sciences, Kumaon University, India










Georgia Richardson


While studying Biochemistry at Massey University, Georgia became interested in the complex metabolic pathways involved in energy production. This, in conjunction with her love of exercise, led to her learn more about the interplay between nutrition, exercise and biochemistry.

While embarking on her own personal health journey, Georgia became aware of the overwhelming amount of information and fad diets available. Through her role at BePure, Georgia wants to combine her passions for science and all things health and wellness and use them to help educate people on the importance of nourishing their whole body.

The body is made up of millions of cells that are impacted by everything from the food that we eat to the amount of stress that we have. Georgia wants to use this as the basis to demonstrate that when we look after our body, we fuel the millions of biochemical processes happening inside of us and this sets us on the right path to optimum health.

BSc in Biochemistry, Massey University








To learn more about the BePure tests and whether testing is the right option for you, please register for a free 15-minute consultation with our team of BePure Holistic Health Consultants, or contact us on 0800 52 54 52 or