Functional Medicine London
Start feeling better as quickly as possible using a new, fresh, revolutionary approach to health.
Get the best knowledge and help available from a team that has nearly 100 years of combined experience in functional and integrated medicine.
Our success with Functional Medicine at the London Clinic of Nutrition
Functional medicine at the London Clinic of Nutrition has helped many patients and with the breadth of experience of the team, there is little we have not seen or helped people with.
We specialise in Lyme disease, autoimmune disease, gut health, hormone health and unexplained illness.
There are too many success stories to mention but some of these can be seen on our Google reviews and testimonials.
Functional Medicine London
What is functional medicine?
Functional medicine is a systematic approach that aims to discover the reasons behind your symptoms. This is where it differs from traditional approaches that try to treat or suppress the symptoms without ever really addressing the root cause.
At the London Clinic of Nutrition, we treat you as a person; a unique complex and interwoven set of circumstances, environments and physiology.
Functional medicine has been proven to help in the treatment of:
- Long Covid
- Autoimmune Disease
- Thyroid (Over and Underactive)
- Lyme Disease
- Chronic Fatigue
- Skin Conditions
- Gut Health
- Weight Loss
- These are just some of the conditions that Functional Medicine can be used for.
- Get in touch to discuss your exact condition or symptoms.
How we can help you using the functional medicine approach
1. Initial Consultation
We take a complete history and hear your full story story without rushing you or making assumptions
2. Identify Causes
Together we will help to identify and address any lifestyle factors and environmental issues that may be causing your illness and symptoms.
3. A Logical, Organised and Systematic Approach
We organise your clinical imbalances and underlying causes of disease in a systems biology structure
4. Expert Advice and Collaboration
You will receive an effective therapeutic partnership between yourself and one of our highly skilled and accredited practitioners
5. Ongoing Help
Get help in adopting healthy lifestyle practices having expert information
Why use a functional medicine approach?
Often we find that the causes of an illness can be seemingly unrelated issues.
For example, chronic fatigue syndrome or joint pain may be caused by digestive issues or thyroid problems.
Functional medicine helps us piece together the puzzle and take a more integrated, holistic understanding.
After using a systematic approach to assess your symptoms we create an individualised patient centred plan tailored specifically to your needs.
What is a functional medicine practitioner/doctor?
Functional medicine practitioners focus on restoring balance to the body by adjusting the environment and lifestyle factors that may have led to the disease or condition.
This approach leads to therapies that focus on restoring health and function rather than simply controlling signs and symptoms.
What does a Functional Medicine Practitioner do?
A functional medicine practitioner ensures that all routes to wellness are addressed with the patient. This will normally involve:
- strengthening the immune system
- decreasing toxicity
- normalising inflammatory function
- optimising metabolic function
- balancing regulatory systems
- enhancing regeneration
- helping people to live in harmony with their life force and nature
Principles of Functional Medicine
At the London Clinic of Nutrition, we recognise that the greatest health threats now arise from how we live, work and eat.
Seven basic principles characterise functional medicine:
- Acknowledging the biological individuality of each human being, based on the concepts of genetic and environmental uniqueness;
- Addressing the web-like interconnections of internal physiologic factors;
- Promoting organ reserve as a means of enhancing the health span, not just the lifespan, of each patient; and
- Incorporating a patient centred rather than a disease centred approach to treatment;
- Seeking a dynamic balance among the internal and external factors in the patient body, mind and spirit;
- Identifying health as a positive vitality not merely the absence of disease and emphasising those factors encourage a vigorous physiology;
- Staying abreast of emerging research – a science based approach;
One way to illustrate how functional medicine works is to examine the functional “medicine tree”.
The first addresses the patient’s core clinical imbalances, the fundamental lifestyle factors that contribute to chronic disease and the triggers that cause and maintain the disease state.
Prognosis of course, is part of the functional medicine model but the emphasis is on understanding and improving the functional core of the human being as the starting point for intervention.