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A Holistic Approach to Health and Wellbeing

Are you tired of simply treating symptoms without getting to the root of your health issues? Do you want a more personalized approach to healthcare that considers your unique needs and goals?

Functional medicine might be just what you’re looking for. This patient-centred approach to healthcare focuses on understanding the underlying causes of disease and developing personalised treatment plans that promote long-term health and well-being.

With functional medicine, you’ll work with me, and I will take the time to understand your specific needs and goals. Rather than just treating symptoms, I will help you address the root cause of your health issues, using a variety of techniques such as nutrition, lifestyle changes, and alternative therapies.

If you’re interested in exploring functional medicine, book your health assessment today… So that you can start on a journey towards optimal health and vitality, tailored to your unique needs and goals.

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Meg Kennedy Functional Nutritionist

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Functional medicine is a patient-centred approach to healthcare that seeks to identify and address the underlying causes of disease. Rather than simply treating symptoms, functional medicine practitioners focus on understanding the root cause of a patient’s health problems and developing individualised treatment plans to promote long-term health and well-being.

The functional medicine approach is based on six core principles:

  • Biochemical individuality: Each person is unique, and the treatment plan should be tailored to meet the individual’s specific needs
  • Is Patient-centred care: The patient is an active participant in their own care, and the practitioner serves as a partner and guide in the healing process
  • Systems-based approach: Functional medicine views the body as an interconnected system and seeks to address imbalances in multiple systems to restore overall health
  • Prevention-focused: Functional medicine emphasises the importance of preventing disease before it occurs, through lifestyle changes and early intervention
  • Integrative care: Functional medicine integrates traditional Western medicine with alternative and complementary therapies, such as acupuncture, nutrition, and mind-body therapies
  • Evidence-based practice: Functional medicine is grounded in scientific research and seeks to use the most up-to-date knowledge and techniques to support healing and optimal health

Frequently Asked Questions

About Functional Medicine

  • What are some common health problems treated with functional medicine?

    Functional medicine can be used to address a wide range of health issues, including:

    • Digestive disorders, such as dysbiosis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
    • Chronic pain, such as fibromyalgia and arthritis
    • Hormonal imbalances, such as thyroid disorders, menopause and PMS/ PMDD
    • Cardiometabolic disorders, such as hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes
    • Autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s and Rosacea
    • Mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression and ADHD/ ADD

  • How quickly does Functional Medicine treat my conditions?

    Health issues don’t just appear overnight, especially long-term, chronic conditions or persistent feelings of ill-health. Functional Medicine does not claim to be a quick fix, but it does claim to be thorough, personalised, and interested in addressing the root causes of ill-health, for long term transformation. Don’t come looking for an instant cure; come looking for lasting change in which you will play the most significant part.

  • How does functional medicine differ from traditional medicine?

    Traditional medicine often focuses on treating symptoms with medication or surgery, without addressing the underlying causes of disease. Functional medicine takes a more holistic approach, seeking to understand the root cause of the problem and develop a treatment plan that addresses the whole person, rather than just the symptoms.

    Functional medicine practitioners spend more time with their patients, taking a detailed medical history and performing comprehensive testing to identify imbalances and underlying issues. Treatment plans may include dietary and lifestyle changes, nutritional supplements, exercise, stress reduction techniques, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture and massage.

  • Am I a good candidate for Functional Medicine?

    Functional Medicine is a good choice for anyone who really wants to understand their body, and its health needs, and get solid, personalised guidance on the right supplements and nutritional choices for them. It is especially helpful for those who feel unwell but can’t identify a cause. Many of my clients are at some stage of mid-life, experiencing a loss of energy and drive, and putting on weight despite continuing to make an effort with diet and exercise. The truth is our bodies change and we don’t always know how to look after ourselves in a new stage of life. Hormones, ageing, and a host of other factors can change how our bodies react to stress, which in turn has a significant impact on emotional wellbeing. I help my clients re-find themselves, and learn how to treat their bodies well as they age.

  • In the simplest possible terms, what does the Functional Medicine Programme look like?

    1. Initial Consultation and recommendations
    2. Choose your programme and get your personalised wellness plan
    3. Complete your programme
    4. Get results

Your Journey

Your Consultation

Though packages vary, each treatment starts with a New Client Consultation and comprises of a 60-minute consultation and full health assessment. A report will follow recommending lab testing, supplements and which package will be most appropriate to obtain optimal health for you.

Choose your programme

Meg will interpret your diagnostic results in conjunction with the notes taken during your consultation, providing you with personalised lifestyle and nutrition advice. She will even help plan your menu and find inspiration for healthy recipes.

Get results

Follow-up appointments can be made ad-hoc to help you continue on the best path to personal wellness. As our bodies change, it’s important to make the necessary adjustments to look after yourself at each stage of life.

“I’ve been working with Meg in one of her extended packages and in the last 4 months I have achieved things I never thought possible. I am turning 50 this year and live a busy life as a business owner with 3 kids. I was constantly visiting the Dr and being told nothing was wrong, the problem was nothing felt right.  I was exhausted, depressed, constant mood swings, and everything ached. I was feeling Meg took a full history and suggested some functional testing which brought up various surprises like gut infections and hormone imbalance that were driving most of my symptoms. I was given a protocol specifically tailored to me including diet, supplements, advice on sleep and stress management. I feel like I have a new lease on life, I’m now a more present mother, wife, and boss and I get so much more done. I only wish that I had found Meg sooner!”

Tracey, Easingwold

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