FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE & NUTRITION

HOW DOES IT WORK?

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BANT Nutritional Therapy

"The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame,

diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."

  Thomas Edison (1902)

In Functional Medicine and Nutrition the first step is always a detailed consultation taking a thorough medical and life history. We want to understand and find out what has led to the current set of symptoms.

 

As a members of the Institute of Functional Medicine and a Registered Nutritional Therapists (BANT) we also have access to full laboratory testing if needed.

 

This includes testing for food sensitivities, stool analysis, nutrigenomics (genes), all blood tests, hormonal and adrenal function, toxic metals, mycotoxins, organic acids and metabolic analysis. Many of these tests can be done from home or in conjunction with your GP and are also appropriate for children.

Following a detailed assessment we will agree a plan of achievable diet, lifestyle changes and functional testing. This may also include some supplementation according to your individual needs. We will regularly review the plan together.

We see a wide range of adults and children in the clinic. Sometime patients have an existing diagnosis, others just want to improve their overall health and often it is people who are sick and just can't work out what the problem is.

 

We also commonly see patients who are also under the care of their GP or hospital consultant and taking prescribed medication.

Meet The Team

Debbie Lewis

MSW, PGDipNT, IFMCP, MBANT, CNHC Registered

Debbie is one of the few fully certified Institute For Functional Medicine Practitioners in the UK and a Registered Nutritional Therapist with The British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine.

 

Debbie also has a Masters Degree in Social Work with Children and Families, is a qualified Life Coach, NLP Practitioner, visiting lecturer in Functional Medicine at the University of Worcester, clinical practice assessor and the regional BANT supervisor.

 

Debbie specialises in complex case analysis, functional testing and helping adults and children get to the root of what’s going in their bodies.

Debbie personally oversees all case planning and test analysis for every patient attending the clinic.

Helen Macklin

LL.B, DipION, MBANT, CNHC Registered

Helen is a Registered Nutritional Therapist with a post-graduate diploma from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and is completing an MSc in Clinical Nutrition at the University of Aberdeen.

 

As a mother of three she fully appreciates how modern day life can often pose a huge challenge to mental and physical health.

 

Areas of specialism include female health, autoimmune

conditions, stress management, digestive dysfunction, menopause, energy and weight management.

 

Helen is also the founder of a breast cancer charity

which promotes an integrative approach to breast

cancer care.

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Georgia Askew

BSc (Hons)

London College of Homeopathy

Georgia is our patient and clinic coordinator and keeps everything running smoothly and on time.

 

She is the first point of contact for all patients joining the clinic and guides patients through the clinic and testing process. 

 

Georgia has worked for many years in complementary health, starting out as a Homeopath in the 90s, establishing her own practice in Surrey and is trained in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).

 

Since moving to Herefordshire 13 years ago she has spent time enjoying being a mother, advising customers on supplementation at her local Health and Wellness store and cultivating her obsession for all things vintage! 

 

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