I knew it was time to go professional or to give up. Since giving up is not in my character, I decided to get serious, recognised training under my belt.
I investigated different functional medicine education programs and chose for The School of Applied Functional Medicine where I received 2.5 years of advanced, comprehensive training in functional etiology, physiology, and biochemistry. The training also required me to demonstrate my knowledge on complex real-life cases. It was tough, fascinating and very empowering! I have not stopped expanding my knowledge since.
I learnt the reliable system that I was looking for, that helps me to get a deeper understanding of each unique health seeker’s situation. I analyse the situation based on the symptoms, a person’s health history, medication and supplements they are or have been taking and any existing lab work. I also look at life events and when symptoms started appearing in chronological order. As a result I now see symptoms improve in all my clients, in some cases we see around 60-70% reduction in symptoms in only 2-3 months. This is in people who have been struggling e.g. with joint pain, digestive issues, skin problems, chronic headaches, brain fog or mood issues for many years.
My knowledge and confidence is also what allowed me to build partnerships with a number of doctors who appreciate what I can add to their work by diving deep into the person’s unique situation. I believe that together we can deliver the best care for health seekers with complex health challenges. For health enthusiasts who are interested in prevention and health optimisation, the relevance of a medical work up with a physician will transpire from working together.
I love seeing clients get better, discover things about themselves that they didn’t know about, and most of all helping them to be their best self so they can bring their talents and passions to the people they love and serve.