We offer transformative health improvement through an approach that integrates health modalities and advanced clinical testing so that we can help people to feel and perform better. We like to call it joined up health.
Our 'root cause medicine' approach seeks to identify the reason that a symptom is presenting, rather than simply treating the symptom itself.
Optimised Personal Wellness Clinic offers medically qualified Doctors, Nutritional Therapists, psychotherapists, life coaches, and soft tissue therapists, in addition to our personal training team, all under one roof, so that we can gain better outcomes for our patients and clients.
GP's, pharmaceutical products, and modern 'Western' medical practice are amazing approaches that work miracles on a daily basis under incredible stress, time and financial constraints. But the penny is starting to drop for many patients and GP's/Consultants that such approaches can have sometimes significant limitations, and that maybe such approaches can't provide all the answers.
We believe that mainstream medicine and a science based functional medicine approach work best together, and that the best clinical outcome for the people we work with is the only thing that matters, which is why we regularly work with family GP's and Consultants on specific cases to ensure the best outcome.
What we have found through our years of experience is that many people have been to their GP only to be told that there's nothing wrong with them, or that while there might be 'something' wrong with them, their test results are 'normal', so effectively there's nothing to treat. Even if your GP does find something treatable, that treatment usually extends as far as a prescription, or a referral to a specialist, who in turn either gives you - you guessed it - a prescription, or refers you for surgery.
Our Functional Medicine, patient centred approach is part of our DNA at Optimised Personal Wellness, and with the expertise inherent in our friendly, expert team, we're able to identify the underlying causes of symptoms, instead of just looking at the symptom itself - frequently leading to better health, a better body, and a happier life.
To put it another way, if you had Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), what would you rather do? Identify why the intestines are irritated (for instance a food intolerance or pathogen), through sophisticated testing, and address the cause (take the food or pathogen out, heal the gut), or take steroids to make the inflammation resulting from the food intolerance go away, and then possibly just take part of the bowel out surgically?
With the advanced qualifications we hold at Optimised Personal Wellness, we have access to testing that is not available through a regular private medical practitioner and the NHS, or that are difficult to obtain through those routes. The tests we have access to usually differ in some important ways:
> Our tests often measure something that ordinary tests do not (because we want to know about something different (underlying causes), giving us different and better information upon which to act. We use the best labs both here in the UK, and in the USA. Some of these tests are:
- Hormone (endocrine) system testing, including adrenal, thyroid and sex hormones
- Stool testing - digestive and gastrointestinal profiles, including parasites
- Vitamin D
- Toxic load & detoxification
- Neurotransmitter imbalances
- Human genome profiling (looking at your DNA for weaknesses or missing genes)
> Our interpretation is different. The "normal" range used by the NHS or private health provider is set for the "normal" general population (a large and increasing number of who are sick and/or overweight), and with financial considerations in mind, not for your optimal health. We interpret your results (even if you got them from the NHS), using different ranges designed to achieve optimal health, not just prevent you from keeling over. Because we view the human body differently (looking at causes), we also interpret the results differently, leading us to take different action.
> Our protocols are different. Because we identify biochemical and structural imbalances differently, we prescribe targeted, scientifically based nutrition and lifestyle medicine, often alongside pharmaceutical and surgical interventions. By working with GPs and Consultants, we can achieve better outcomes.
By doing things this way, we can help to remediate and resolve health conditions, help people to feel and perform better, and deliver better quality of life day to day.
To your healthy, optimised future,
Dee & the Optimised Clinic team