Our friendly clinic team offers transformative health improvement through an approach that delivers results. Our integrated approach means that we can help people with chronic health problems to feel and perform better, faster.
Our 'root cause medicine' approach seeks to identify the reason that a problem exists, rather than simply treating the symptom itself.
We like to call it joined up health.
Optimised Personal Wellness Clinic offers Functional Medicine Nutritional Therapy, psychotherapy & life coaching, and physical therapies, in addition to personal training, all under one roof, so that we can gain better health improvement outcomes for the people who come to us for help.
Doctors, 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 for many patients, the penny is starting to drop that these approaches can have sometimes significant limitations, and can't provide all the answers to the health challenges we face today.
We firmly believe that, where required, active collaboration between conventional medicine and a science based functional medicine approach work best together, and that the best clinical outcome 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 they might have symptoms, 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. Sometimes that's the best course of action. Sometimes not.
So how can a personal, functional medicine approach help?
Our functional medicine, patient centred approach is part of our DNA at Optimised Personal Wellness. 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.
To put it another way, if you had Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), what would you rather do? Identify why your intestines are 'irritated' (for instance intestinal permeability or a pathogenic bacteria), through advanced testing, and address the cause (heal the intestinal system (improve intestinal barrier) or remove the bacteria), or take steroids to make the inflammation resulting from the pathogen go away, and in severe cases, potentially have bowel surgery?
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 conventional tests do not, because we want to know about something different - underlying causes and how your body is functioning, so that you benefit from targeted, personalised approaches. We use the most effective testing available both in Europe and in the USA. Some of these tests are:
- Hormone (endocrine) system testing, including adrenal, thyroid and sex hormones and their metabolites
- Stool or urine testing - digestive and gastrointestinal profiles, assessing digestion, absorption, microbiome, yeast and parasites
- Autoimmune testing e.g. Cyrex tests - antibodies, intestinal permeability, reactions to foods/chemicals/endotoxins
- Chronic viral infections e.g. Epstein-Bar, Cytomegalovirus, Herpes
- Advanced Lyme's disease testing
- Food intolerances and allergies
- Nutrients and their 'active' forms, e.g. vitamin D, B12, B9, B2, B6, iron, magnesium, calcium
- Toxic load & detoxification, e.g. environmental/chemical toxins, liver detoxification, oxidative stress, glutathione
- Neurotransmitter imbalances e.g. dopamine, serotonin, adrenaline / noradrenaline
- Human genome profiling (looking at your DNA to assess if any body processes are working too fast or too slow)
> Our interpretation is different. The "normal" range used by the NHS or private health providers is usually 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 managing your decline. Because we view the human body differently (looking at causes), we also interpret the results differently, sometimes leading us to take different action.
> Our protocols are different. Because we identify health problems differently, we implement targeted, personalised, scientifically based nutrition and lifestyle medicine. And by working with GPs and Consultants as required by individual circumstances, 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.
Are you ready to begin your journey towards better health?
Dee & the Optimised clinic team