WHAT I DO
As a naturopath and functional medicine practitioner, I aim to educate, support, and empower my clients to take responsibility for their own health, and help equip them to deal with the demands of the modern world. Did you know that 80% of your immune system is in your gut? Or that food intolerances can stop you from losing weight? Digestive health is at the root of most issues and getting this right is for most people the first step to getting and staying healthy.
I have a background (in my previous life!) in finance, so part of my expertise is in managing stress and optimising energy levels, weight management and prevention of chronic disease and complex conditions in those working in a corporate or high-stress environment.
Of course, whether your issues are caused by stress or not, I can give you the tools and guidance to get your health, energy levels and weight the way you want them.
I quit the City and started Anthrobotanica to provide tailored naturopathy services in London that incorporated science-based nutritional therapy, functional medicine and testing, herbal medicine, genetics, health education and coaching. Why? Because it works. And because, after close family members and friends were diagnosed with cancer and auto-immune diseases, I wanted to find out why this was happening and how I could stop it happening in the first place. I wanted to know whether it was down to our genes, our lifestyle, or both. I also wanted to find out how I could help them to manage the side effects of their conditions and medication and help to prevent any recurrence. More and more I see the effect our lifestyle and routine has on people, and how connected it is with everything from asthma, eczema and digestive complaints to serious chronic illness and depression.
Most of the patients I see have been to other practitioners before they discover me, but haven’t really found a way forward. I work closely with people who really value their health and are ready to commit to making positive changes to get to the root cause of their health problems. I work mostly by referral so I end up seeing entire families or groups of friends, or seeing people through important life stages, such as pregnancy.
I work mostly on a 1 to 1 programme basis with patients in London, across the UK and around the world and I run group programmes (usually online). I also consult for start-up companies involved in the production of natural healthcare products, menu development formulate and run educational events and wellness programmes or initiatives for both professional and public institutions.