FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE

 

Do you struggle with complex or chronic health conditions or would you like to optimise your health?

 

WHAT CAN FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE OFFER?

Functional Medicine is a science based, holistic approach to health that offers an individualized and personalised treatment. It looks at the underlying root causes of why your health problems have developed and addresses these, alongside managing symptoms and can also be used to maintain good health, promote wellness and to prevent illness.

Common conditions we see in our functional medicine clinics are:

Autoimmune conditions and allergies; Burnout; Inflammatory conditions; Fibromyalgia; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome; Chronic Pain; Skin problems; Parkinson's or Alzheimers disease; Rheumatoid arthritis, High cholesterol and blood pressure; Cancer, Food Intolerances and Digestive issues.

Symptoms might include Fatigue, Brain fog, Anxiety, Depression, Headaches, Migraines, Pain, Allergies, Skin problems, Joint aches and pains, Neurodegenerative disorders, Depression, Digestive disorders, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Poor immunity, Memory Issues, Weight gain or Weight loss, Recurrent or chronic infections.

Functional Medicine is an excellent choice for addressing gut health and hormone problems and we have leading experts in both these areas. You can find more information on our specialised Gut Health and Hormone clinics on their dedicated pages.

 

Addressing lifestyle factors, nutrition, sleep and relaxation, movement, relationships and stress or trauma alongside the more complex biochemical, immunological, inflammatory, genetic and hormonal imbalances that drive disease we provide a truly holistic approach to your health:

Nutrition - food is medicine and we have expert nutritionists passionate about food and helping you to optimise your diet.

Sleep and Relaxation - sleep is the cornerstone to health, it is essential to every process in the body, affecting our physical and mental functioning, our ability to fight disease and develop immunity, and our metabolism and chronic disease risk.

Movement - from yoga to walking, swimming or team sports, movement improves our physical and mental health, and is key to an active and joy filled life. With our movement experts and health coach we can support and guide you into your optimum movement plan.  

Relationships - our connections with the people we love and work with can be a source of both support or stress. We can help and support you gain positive and healthy relationships through our health coach. Having fulfilling relationships is key to maintaining a balanced and healthy life and one of the cornerstones to building optimum physical and mental health.  

Stress - how we manage stress and the way it manifests in our bodies and minds has a huge influence on our health. Stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline can lead to hormone imbalance, digestive issues, inflammation and lowered immunity not to mention anxiety, depression, fatigue and brain fog. Using food, nutritional supplements, herbal medicine, health coaching, movement or mindfulness are just some of the key approaches we use to help you to reduce the effects of stress and to harness it into a positive force for change and transition into a healthier, happier and more balanced life.

 

In Functional Medicine we look to the digestion as one of the key roots of health and focus on the gut microbiome in particular. The link between our gut microbiome and many chronic health problems has been well researched and is a rapidly growing area of new science. We use a food as medicine approach adding in nutritional supplements, herbal medicine or botanicals, mindfulness, coaching, movement and exercise working with you together as needed in a tailored plan.

We have over 10 years of working in this area, in particular with the gut microbiome, we use gold standard functional medicine testing through Invivo Healthcare. They provide world-class advanced laboratory diagnostics in gut, vaginal and oral microbiome testing. In addition we work with Genova Diagnostics for Nutritional testing; LifeCode GX for genomics and Cyrex laboratory, which specialises in functional immunology and autoimmunity clinical testing.

 

Our practitioners and doctors are trained through IFM (Institute of Functional Medicine) which offers the gold standard in functional medicine training

We always offer a totally personalised approach to each person we treat

 

 

For simple conditions we recommend our highly experienced Functional Nutritional Therapists who can lead you through a Gut Reset programme, run functional medicine tests, create personalised nutrition plans and provide education in how to use food as medicine.

 

We offer:

        Functional Nutritional Therapist appointments and treatment plan with Nathalie, Jane or Kate
        Initial Appointment 60 mins £165, Follow Up Appointment 45 mins £125
 
      Gut Reset Programme
      This includes 3 x 60 mins appointments with our Functional Nutritional Therapist, 15 mins check in phone call, tailored treatment plan and                 input from our Functional Medicine Doctor £650
 
       
      Functional Medicine Doctor appointments with Dr. Sally Moorcroft
      Initial Appointment - 75 mins initial appointment with 15 mins follow up phone call and tailored treatment plan £600
      Follow Up Appointment - 45 mins £370
 
      These prices do not include functional medicine testing, supplements or medication.

 

We work with clients all over the UK and internationally and offer in person and remote consultations.

 

For more information on how we can help you, or to book an appointment please book a Discovery call:


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FAQ:

What is the difference between the BHRT/ Hormone Health and Functional Medicine Appointments with Dr Sally Moorcroft?

BHRT stands for Bio-Identical Hormone therapy, it uses hormones which are derived from diosgenin, which is sourced from Mexican yams and then converted into human hormones. It is prescribed by a doctor and bespoke prescriptions are designed for each individual patient. The treatments are then compounded and dispensed under strict guidelines by the Specialist Pharmacy. It is usually administered in the form of creams, lozenges or capsules.

Our BHRT or Hormone Health Clinic with Dr Sally Moorcroft is suitable for simple hormone issues like menopause, perimenopause, mood swings, hot flushes, poor sleep, PMT and andropause (low testosterone). It includes the prescribing of herbal/ homeopathic remedies or BHRT and simple nutrition and lifestyle advice.  

 A functional medicine appointment is a much deeper dive into the root cause of your hormone imbalances or health problems, and addresses the root causes as well as the symptoms. BHRT/ Natural Dessicated Thyroid may be used in your treatment plan, but there will also be a focus on your gut and digestive function, stress hormones, epigenetics, inflammation or detoxification pathways and a more holistic assessment and treatment of your health.

It is suitable for more complex hormone issues like endometriosis, PCOS, autoimmunity and hormone related gut issues.

 

  BHRT/ Hormone consultation:

  •   60 minutes plus 15 mins phone call
  •   For straight-forward hormonal issues such as PMT, perimenopause or menopause
  •   For patients with no history of complex medical problems
  •   Involves standard testing such as hormone blood profile and DUTCH testing
  •   The main treatment is bioidentical hormone balancing/ herbal or homeopathic medicine
  • Basic nutrition and lifestyle advice are given

   Functional Medicine consultation:

  •   75 minutes plus 15 mins phone call
  •   This is a deep-dive into the root causes of your health problems
  •   For patients with multiple health issues involving hormones, mental health, gut health, or other chronic health conditions
  • Access to additional specialised functional medicine testing such as Metabolomix, Gut Microbiome testing and Nutrigenomics
  •   The approach is multidisciplinary so Dr Sally can work with our functional nutritional therapists and health coach
  • Your treatment plan will be highly tailored with personalised nutrition, supplement and medicine recommendations
  • BHRT and Natural Dessicated Thyroid can be prescribed as part of your treatment

 

What are my options after seeing my FM doctor?

Your doctor will first review your questionnaire and food diary sent prior to your appointment; she will then spend the time in your appointment discussing in more detail your issues and your aspirations and goals. They will create a partnership with you and develop a treatment plan which may include testing, food plans, nutritional supplements, herbal or homeopathic medicines, bio-identical hormone prescription, movement or exercise prescription. They may also advise you see other members of our team and recommend a Nutritional Therapy appointment, Gut Reset programme, Health Coaching, Acupuncture, Yoga therapy, Bowen. Body or Holistic treatments or Counselling.

They may continue with your care and work closely with you or refer you to other members of the team for treatments and then keep an overview of your case and work closely with our other experts, seeing you for follow up consultations at intervals.

What if I can't afford to see a FM doctor?

Our nutritional therapists and medical herbalist all offer a lower fee option, are highly experienced and work closely alongside our functional medicine doctors.