Functional Medicine (FM)

A 21st Century solution to 21st Century health Conditions –  investigating the root causes in chronic conditions.
Functional Medicine provides a patient-centred approach. The Functional Medicine (FM) Model addresses the underlying causes of diseases, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both client and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership.

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Description

 

Our clinician Louise follows the Functional Medicine model principle to apply personalised Nutritional Therapy intervention.  This model takes a systems biology viewpoint of how environment, genes and diet and lifestyle may influence a person’s health over a lifetime.  A dysfunction in one biological system in the body can easily impact another system or function as they are all synergistically linked.  Often, there may have been a chronic decline in function before manifesting in signs and symptoms or disease.

The functional medicine model is a 21st century solution to 21st century health conditions, concentrating on prevention and/or the reversal of chronic disease.  It involves evidence-based research and may involve functional laboratory testing and nutritional supplementation.

The aim is to get you to a point where you achieve your health goals and you have gathered sufficient information to manage yourself going forward – this may happen after two or three consultations or can take longer, depending on your needs or the complexity of your case.

It is a collaborative process and you are fully involved in all steps.

 

Booking Process & Packages

There is some essential preparation prior to your first 90 minute consultation.

  • This involves you completing a health questionnaire to record your symptoms, medications, lifestyle factors, medical history, family medical history for example.

 

Your first comprehensive, in-depth consultation:

We establish your goals, discover all the factors that may be underlying your current health issues.

  • Clear explanation of how these factors may be affecting your health.
  • Negotiate a practical and achievable programme for you to follow.
  • Supplements and biochemical/functional testing may be suggested (incurring an extra cost).
  • A personalised nutritional and lifestyle plan will be sent to you following the consultation together with any supporting literature as appropriate
  • A follow up phone call will check that everything makes sense in order to ensure we overcome any obstacles or difficulties.

You are supported during the whole process and Louise can be contacted should you have any concerns in between your consultations (subject to prior agreement).

To achieve the best outcomes for you, it is suggested to book an initial package of a first and return consultation so as to be sure to receive a better outcome and so you are committed to the process.

 

STANDARD PRICES:

Initial appointment£215,-
Follow-up appointment
£140,-

Book your appointment HERE

‘PACKAGES’ OFFERS:

A: Initial appointment and one Follow-up appointment: £315,- (instead of £355,-)
B: Two Follow-up appointments: £240,- 
(instead of £280,-)

Please Contact Us to find out more…

 

Disclaimer:

Nutritional Therapy is never a substitute for medical advice and as your therapist will always liaise with your GP and refer you back to them, or another healthcare professional, in the case of any ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms.

 

About Louise:
Louise is a registered nutritional therapist: BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science complimented by a Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma.
And a member of the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapists (BANT) and registered with the Complimentary and Natural Health Care Council (CNHC).
More recently Louise has undergone practitioner training with the Chrysalis Effect, a recognised recovery program for people diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and M.E.

Service Reviews:

“[…] Louise took an in-depth health history and recommended that I eliminate certain trigger foods from
my diet for a period and then systematically reintroduce those same foods back into my diet and note
any reactions.
[…] I am now free from the cough which always proceeded the bout of indigestion, my nasal passages are free from mucus and my skin has improved. My trapped wind at night has reduced significantly but that is still ‘work in progress’. Louise was very
supportive and able to explain things clearly, regularly checking in with me to see how I was
progressing.”

Owen

Tiverton

“I couldn’t have wished for a better result, so, many thanks Louise.”

July 2018

Taunton

“I suffer from chronic back pain and was feeling tired and anxious and decided to consult Louise to
see if she could help me to eat the right foods to help with pain management. I had a very
thorough consultation with Louise who identified lots of other issues that may all have an impact
on how I was feeling.[…] A couple of months down the line I am now feeling so much better.
I highly recommend Louise to everyone I meet. It’s so refreshing to meet someone who looks at the whole person rather than
just individual symptoms.”

Ms H

Cullompton