Functional Medicine with Mirthe Eckl in London Harley Street, Notting Hill and Verbier
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Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine is an integrative health care approach, based on the newest cutting edge research findings in medicine, biochemistry, genetics and technology.

It seeks to identify and address the root causes of disease. Instead of asking ‘What drug matches up with this disease?’, Functional Medicine asks the questions ‘Why do you have this problem in the first place?’ , ‘What can we do to restore function?’, ‘What can we do to optimize health and wellbeing in the long run’, and ‘What can we do to prevent and slow down ageing and age-related conditions?’. It considers the unique interactions in the patient’s history, physiology and lifestyle that can lead to chronic illness and/or faster ageing, along with the unique genetic makeup and 'epigenetic' factors like hormones, neurotransmitters (‘brain chemicals’ like serotonin), low grade inflammation, nutrient deficiencies, heavy metal toxicities, social and emotional state.

Functional Medicine with Mirthe Eckl in London Harley Street, Notting Hill and Verbier

Some of the conditions addressed with Functional Medicine

Hormone Issues such as Infertility, PMS, PCOS, Endometriosis, (peri)menopause
Auto-immune Conditions including Crohn's, MS, eczema
Anxiety / Depression/ ADHD / AUTISM / ALZHEIMER'S
Cardiovascular Disease
IBS / IBD / digestive discomfort
Musculoskeletal Conditions such as Arthritis, Cartilage Degradation, Fibromyalgia
Chronic Fatigue

Some of the common labs run to assess the root underlying imbalances

Baseline markers

such as low grade inflammation, whole blood count, blood sugar control, liver markers, vitamin D levels

Comprehensive Hormone profile

including sex hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone), stress hormone cortisol (adrenal health), free thyroid (metabolism) and others 

mitochondrial metabolism

urinary organic acids to assess how well your cells can utilize energy, nutrient deficiencies and blockages

Heavy Metal & Environmental Toxicities

Food Sensitivities

being sensitive (IgG delayed immune system reactions) to certain common foods in your daily diet can contribute to water retention, autoimmune conditions, unexplained inability to loose weight and more

comprehensive stool analysis

assessing for gut microbiome imbalances - candida overgrowth, sufficiency of 'good bacteria', parasites and others

Support treatment if symptoms/ a condition are already present

How does it work?

  • Email contact

    Fill in our Health Questionnaire and email along with any previous lab tests from the comfort of your own home prior to the consultation. 

  • Analysis

    Mirthe will spend time before and after your visit to review all paperwork, intake forms, and past lab work, put them into the Functional Medicine ranges.  

  • Consultation

    During an initial consultation we will talk through your health history, concerns and goals and define a dietary, neutraceutical and lifestyle treatment strategy you can get started with straight away. If necessary, we will order in some tests to assess further. 

    This usually lasts between 60-75 minutes. 

  • PROTOCOL

    You will receive a summary of the discussed treatment strategy within 24 hours of the Initial Consultation for your convenience. 

  • LAB TESTING (OPTIONAL BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

    Depending on your health concerns, goals (and budget), you may now go and get further testing done to refine the treatment strategy.

  • FOLLOW UP consultation

    During a follow up consultation we will discuss your lab results and further refine the treatment protocol.