Functional Medicine

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What is Functional Medicine

Functional medicine is a wholistic healthcare practice that aims to find out where imbalances in your body are, and to address these imbalances so that you’re overall health and wellbeing improve.   

For example, digestive health can have a big impact on all areas of health and is often implicated in immune conditions and mental health. Reducing inflammation through diet may also have a big impact on joint pain.

A member of The Institute of Functional Medicine

I am very proud to be a member of The Institute of Functional Medicine. This allows me to offer functional testing services with the latest research as well as be regulated to a high standard.

Functional Medicine

  • Health Orientated

  • Patient Centred

  • Holistic

  • Looks at Underlying Cause of Disease

  • Biochemical Individuality

  • Preventative Approach

Conventional Medicine

  • Disease Orientated

  • Doctor Centred

  • Everyone is Treated the Same

  • Specialised

  • Diagnosis Based on Symptoms

  • Early Detection of Disease

At my first consultation Kate suggested that I could have a problem with certain foods and it would be worth running some tests. By my second consultation a few weeks later the results were in confirming that I have problems with certain foods.
— A.C.

FAQs

It’s normal to have a lot of questions at this stage. Here are my most commonly asked questions:

This depends on many things. For example, how long you’ve been unwell for, what the underlying causes of your symptoms are and how much you need or are able to change your diet and lifestyle. I would certainly hope to see improvements within the duration of your health package. We may wish to work together for longer after this.

The foods you eat are at the core of my work. Food provides the foundations to then add targeted supplements where needed. I only use companies whose research and ingredients I trust. There are a lot of “not very good” supplements on the market, made with fillers and in forms the body can’t use very well. I disagree strongly with statements saying that all supplement are a waste of money. Therapeutically, I see them make huge differences and science backs this up.

Your consultations are normally 4 weeks apart. On a package you will have a 15 minute call with me every week in between consultations so we can make amendments in the interim and so that I am able to fully support you.

I don’t always recommend testing but if I think it will help you get better quicker then I will. I only recommend tests that will change my course of action.
My most frequent tests are the GI Map (stool test) SIBO breath test (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), ONE test (Optimal Nutritional Evaluation) and DUTCH test (hormone testing).

No, I hope not! In some cases, I recommend elimination diets to my clients but only when these are appropriate. My aim is to have you eating as wide a range of foods as possible – hopefully including the odd glass of wine and piece of cake! However, do be prepared to make some dietary changes.

No! One of the reasons my first consultation is 1.5 hours is so I can understand your lifestyle, who you cook for and what is realistic for you to be able to do. The vast majority of clients are extremely busy, so quick meals are an absolute must.

 

Make an Enquiry

A nutritional therapy consultation generally involves:

  • Health and diet questionnaire completed by you.

  • Analysis of health and diet questionnaire by me before we meet.

  • 90 min initial consultation

  • Dietary action plan (inc.recipes, meal ideas) that you agree is achievable.

  • Supplement and test recommendations if applicable

Costs:

  • Initial consultation is £120 - including email with report, meal suggestions, recipes and supplement suggestions.

  • Follow ups are £60 and usually happen at 4 weekly intervals.

Book in for a free 15 minute consultation