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If you are struggling with complex, chronic disease and you are searching for natural solutions, you have come to the right place.
In the UK around 15 million people have at least one chronic disease, and modern medicine is struggling to cope. These long term, persistent or recurring conditions, that slowly get worse, are usually not cured by drugs or surgery. So, the current healthcare model is failing to help many millions of people.
If you are one of those people, you are probably wondering if there is another approach. And there is…
The way to prevent, manage or reverse chronic disease is not to simply suppress or manage symptoms but rather to address the underlying causes of those symptoms.
We can see a representation of this idea in the IFM functional medicine tree. Where the roots of the tree are the foundations of health – refreshing sleep, adequate exercise, nourishing food, well-managed stress and happy relationships – and together they create harmony and balance in body, mind and spirit.
In my experience, it is often the case that the beginnings of ill health can be traced back to key events in a person’s life, that resulted in an imbalance in one or more of these “root” causes. Typically this is usually followed by a period of declining health, and then by the appearance of symptoms and eventually a diagnosis of disease.
By finding out what the imbalances and impediments to healing are, and attending to them, and addressing the foundations of health, then we can improve health naturally.
I am not a doctor, I am primarily a medical herbalist, with extensive training in nutritional and functional medicine. My mission is to form a therapeutic partnership with you and provide guidance and help to restore your optimum health. While we will strive for a reversal of your chronic disease, if or when this is not possible, then we will aim for substantial improvements in your health and quality of life.
Using the traditional concepts of herbalism, clinical knowledge and the scientific methods employed in functional medicine, my approach is all about you, the individual. I can offer a variety of lab tests to assist in identifying underlying issues or areas of poor function if required. Each person is unique, and we must aim for a restoration of balance and improved vitality not just the absence of disease.
I provide support to keep you motivated and on track. I provide information and explanations so that you know why I make certain recommendations. I offer food plans and recipes if you need them because the right nutrition can make all the difference in a therapeutic plan. I can make supplement recommendations if these are required. And I can individually prescribe herbal medicine formulations that are tailored specifically for you, and that will not interfere with any current medication you might be taking from your doctor.
If you are in the early stages of declining health you may benefit from a one-off consultation to get you back on track. But, if you have struggled with a chronic disease for some time this can be a slow and steady journey back to health. In many ways, we need to peel back the layers of the disease process in order to go forward. In this case, you should expect to need several appointments so that we can maintain progress.
You can make a new patient appointment with me by clicking the link at the top of the page. You should allow around two weeks to complete and return my intake form and a food journal where required, prior to the appointment.
Or, use my contact form to get in touch.