What is Functional Medicine

Supporting Your Success

The Functional Medicine model is an individualised, patient-centred, science-based approach that recognises the importance of developing an empowering partnership between the you (the client) and myself (the practitioner) in order to root out and understand the complexities contributing to your health concerns. The functional medicine approach looks at your genetic and biochemical individuality and what environmental factors have influenced your health, whether it involves diet, family relationships, trauma, stress and/or lifestyle factors.

​It is the medicine of ‘why’, focusing on the cause of disease or loss of function rather than purely symptom management. For example, what are the causes and triggers of IBS is it due to stomach upset on holiday, long term digestive issues, heavy antibiotic exposure, and/or long-term stress or trauma? By looking up stream to the contributing factors affecting your health, the best intervention can be utilised more effectively for long term resolution.

​This valuable partnership enables you to feel heard and understood and establishes a feeling of being more in control of your health, paving the right path forward, whether it warrants further investigations with lab tests and/or implementation of personalised dietary and nutraceutical plans to support and  improved health outcomes.

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Functional medicines works to support all conditions including:

  • SIBO, IBS, Crohn's, IBD & Coeliac Disease

  • Females hormone related conditions

  • Cardiovascular related Conditions

  • Auto-Immune conditions

  • Stressed related Illnesses

  • Blood sugar imbalances

  • Digestive Problems

  • Cognitive decline

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Thyroid disease

  • Osteoporosis

 
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Personalised for you

By listening to your story and building a timeline of your unique journey Leonie will work to identify the best route forward to resolving your health concerns

Scientific Approach

When appropriate Leonie uses various laboratories to provide cutting-edge functional tests which provide vital information for optimum intervention in your health management.

Integrative Health Approach

Functional medicine understands the interconnection of all our systems and how our environment can play a pivotal role towards our health.

Systems based Biology

Functional Medicine combines science, evidence and clinical insight and brings the art of medicine and the whole-person approach back into the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and client.

Patient Centred

Functional Medicine is Collaborative, empowering patients, to take ownership of their health.

Biochemical Individuality

Functional Medicine recognises biochemical individuality which can be the corner stone to solving chronic health conditions. Testing if indicated, includes various DNA, nutrient and biochemical profiles to ascertain what is contributing to your ongoing health concerns.

 
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Contact Leonie

Please contact me either for a FREE 15 minute meeting or to schedule an initial consultation.

Clinic's - Lustleigh UK - Greyton SA
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UK +44 (0)1626 882136

SA +27 (0)72 1388 679 (Please text or Whatsapp)

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