I am delighted to be working alongside Functional Medicine Dr - Sam White!
Chiddingfold Christmas Market!!
Functional Medicine offers a natural and effective alternative to mainstream. It also offers access to accurate testing with the so called 'normal' reference ranges being abolished (music to my ears and yours I expect!)
Functional medicine is a wonderful resource.
However, testing and treatment can be costly, I am a firm believer that your body is capable of many things before you add a prescription of any kind. What's more there is a vital order of priority here.
1 -Gut Health
In order for your body to heal naturally or with the help of supplementation, you must prioritise gut health. No one wants to find that there expensive treatment plan has ended up in the toilet! The only way to do this is by addressing what you put in your mouth and that's why I am Dr Sam's first prescription!
Stress is part of life, I am not offering an unrealistic removal of stress form your day to day, but I am offering you powerful ways of both reducing and coping with the stress in your life. Stress can come and go, but It can also persistently remain! it comes from so many avenues in life. Unresolved trauma, living with chronic illness, lack of sleep, finances, relationships etc etc.
Stress can drastically slow healing and impact the smooth running of many other functions within your body. Prolonged chronic stress can have disastrous consequences.
Stress and sleep are closely intertwined so really they are of equal priority. You could address all other aspects of life but if your sleep is still of poor quality you may remain at a standstill. Many people kiss goodbye to vital stages of sleep and accrue sleep debt that no amount of Saturday morning lie- ins will pay for.
If you have been battling poor sleep, unable to get quality shut eye for some time, this is another area I can help you restore.
Sleep is where the magic happens!
Living with illness can sometimes go hand in hand with lack of movement or time spent outdoors. I see many people get trapped in this vicious cycle - sedentary because of illness, but illness because they are sedentary! it is painful to get moving again and build up a tolerance to some exertion so many people remain trapped. It is not an easy cycle to break but I can help make it possible. The key, I find is in preparation of the mind, knowing that a certain discomfort is to be expected but of course there are other ways in which I can help you get moving again. Purposeful Movement is absolutely vital. Muscle Is the organ of longevity and will protect you in later life. A broken hip in older years can sometimes be a persons demise. Let me help you get moving again.
4 Environmental Toxins
Robbing from our health but so frequently used in the name of self care & self love. We have been lured into a false sense of security with clever advertising and convenience just as with food.
Things like Perfumes, deodorants, cosmetics, cleaning products, plastics, etc are the every day items quietly disrupting our hormones and and putting immense pressure on our detox pathways. I was horrified to learn that even the innocent receipt paper is one of the most harmful every day items we come into contact with! containing 250 to 1000 times more BPA than plastic bottles, also the BPA & BPS are added in their free form without being bound to the paper or polymerized so the chemicals can easily transfer to anything a receipt paper touches - Your hand, the money in your wallet or even your groceries, yuck!
The chemicals that surround the average home creates toxicity at a hugely dangerous level and is a major contributory factor for prolonged chronic illness.
Let's detoxify your life
Dr Sam understands the importance of addressing these areas in order to ensure the absorption and effectiveness of any treatment plan he offers.
You cannot out supplement a processed or junk laden diet in the same way you cannot build muscle or speed the metabolism with a sedentary lifestyle.
Let your adventure begin with me!