I am a natural health consultant and health writer based in the UK. With over 20 years’ experience in natural health and as the founder of Purehealth Clinic, I thought it was about time I got some of the wonderful stuff I’ve learned out to all of you before I start losing my marbles or memory, or both.
I am a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine and the Guild of Health Writers.
My aim here is to give you options. Whether you want to improve your health in some way, prevent ill health in the future or simply learn how to maintain a healthy life, you should find a way to do it here.
I have seen thousands of patients over 20 years involved in natural medicine. Thankfully, more often than not I can help. But don’t take my word for it; have a look at some of the lovely comments from people. Nowadays, I spend most of my time facilitating lab tests, researching, writing and facilitating free and paid-for resources for you and offering Support, all of which you can access here.
On a personal health note, I suffered food ‘intolerance’ for many years causing IBS, mouth pain, migraine, chronic fatigue, restless legs, adrenal and hormonal dysfunction and chronic muscle pain to name the main ones! I was latterly left with very few foods and sensitivity to the world in general. Nice.
My ‘journey’ as a practitioner has been led by the need to find answers for my own conditions and I now specialise in gluten related disorders (coeliac and non-coeliac gluten sensitivity, NCGS), trauma-triggered illness, hypersensitivity disorders and unresolving chronic illness. Thankfully, I am now free from most of those conditions and at least know how to continue to manage and work on the remaining bits!
Essentially, my approach nowadays is to combine the functional nutritional medicine I’ve practised for over 20 years with mind-body medicine – cognitive, brain retraining and subconscious techniques mostly – to get to the root cause of illnesses not responding to normal treatment and change it.
Finding your way through the resources…
Use the search to find articles, research and tips from over 1500 blog posts and hunt through the Health A-Z here. I am bound to have written about it somewhere!
If you’re not sure where to begin, start with the core approaches that I’ve found work for the vast majority of people:
If you have a specific condition and want to read up about it, check the A-Z.
If you are feeling TATT (tired all the time), have some gut issues like wind and bloating, need to lose a bit of weight, especially on your tummy, and generally feel you need an MOT. Or, you want a foundational sort-out kind of approach, do the Gut Plan and the Belly Fat Plan (I must change that name; it’s not just for weight loss!). This was the approach we gave 90% of patients in-clinic, no matter what they came in with. It sorts out most of the core issues.
If you have a chronic illness or a complex condition, especially one of the syndromes like ME, chronic fatigue, multiple intolerance (to foods, chemicals etc), fibromyalgia, anxiety disorders, you need the TrulyGlutenFree Gluten Plan (in fact, not just about gluten, what am I like?!) and the Healing Plan.
There are other specific plans like the Adrenal Plan, Candida Plan and tons of other free and paid-for ebooks, but those two approaches are the most applicable to most people.
I hope it helps! That should certainly get you started!