Most of the time, when people have a health problem, they come out with a prescription from their GP or consultant that treats the symptoms. So, it might be some iron tablets when they have been tired, Clomid if they are not ovulating or Imodium if they have diarrhoea. This rarely addresses the root cause of their problem.
Through diet and lifestyle advice, Functional Medicine aims to address the root causes of your symptoms to promote long term wellbeing. It’s the medicine of ‘WHY’. Why do you, as an individual, have those particular symptoms?
It recognises that we are all different, have different genetic background, different lifestyle, different health history and different diets. Functional Medicine helps to make sense of those seemingly unrelated symptoms, starting with looking at you as a whole person rather than just looking at what sort of disease you have.
During the consultation, we will review your diet as well as any lifestyle behaviour that could make your condition worse. We will look at the influence of your environment (e.g. toxic load from food or beauty products you are using).
You will get some advice on what foods would be beneficial for you. I will also give advice on which supplements could be helpful as well as recommend some functional tests if appropriate.
This call serves different purposes:
This is your first session together and is an information gathering session. It is all done online in the comfort of your own home. The appointment will last between 75 to 90 mins and include approximately 5 hours of my time to develop your treatment plan afterwards. We will review:
I will also ask you to complete a detailed Intake Form 48 hours prior to the consultation.
You will receive a comprehensive treatment plan 2~3 days afterwards. This will include:
There are 2 follow up sessions including in our package. These are typically scheduled every 4 to 6 weeks. We will review your progress, discuss any ‘sticking points’ and reassess the various recommendations I sent you.
This will also be the time when we will discuss the result of your tests if relevant.
Nutrition Care Plan – 3 months package
New Patient Evaluation (75 to 90 mins)
+ 2 Follow-ups session (45 mins each)
Individual follow-ups (for existing patients only)
45 mins for each session