about Functional medicine

Are you tired of feeling tired and sick, and only plastering up symptoms?

Do you instead want to find and address the root cause, and finally make educated choices to a healthier and thriving you?

Let me help you become the CEO of your health trajectory

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

find & address the root underlying triggers

Functional Medicine 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’
  • ‘What can we do to prevent and slow down ageing and age-related conditions?’

Take the guesswork out of your health

Functional Medicine considers the unique interactions in the patients’ history, physiology and lifestyle that can lead to a breakdown in their biology, inducing symptoms. 

  • Their unique genetic makeup (SNPs)
  • Hormones like sex hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, etc), thyroid, insulin and more
  • Neurotransmitters (‘brain chemicals’ like serotonin, dopamine, GABA)
  • Inflammation
  • Chronic infections like Epstein Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, HPV
  • Gut microbiome imbalances, H pylori, candida albicans
  • Mold exposure
  • Oxidative stress (free radical damage)
  • Methylation & mitchondrial health
  • Nutrient status (vitamin D, Bs, magnesium, omega 3s, etc)
  • Heavy metal load
  • Stress biology
  • Environment & emotional state.

Does any of this sound familiar?

Are you struggling with a chronic condition that your doctor said you now have to live with?

Do you have symptoms that bother you, yet are being shrugged off as ‘nothing serious’?

Do you want to look for the  underlying triggers and support healing with targeted dietary & lifestyle adjustments that bring your biology back into balance, rather than simply keep suppressing and ‘putting plasters’ over the problem?

Common conditions addressed with functional medicine

  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
  • Grave’s Disease
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Rheumathoid Arthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • and more
  • PMS
  • Painful, clotty, heavy or short periods
  • Difficulties conceiving
  • Endometriosis
  • PCOS
  • Cysts/ Fibroids
  • Perimenopause symptoms
  • Menopause symptoms
  • Recurrent yeast infections, thrush & HPV
  • and more
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • (Osteo) Arthritis
  • Long Covid
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Insomnia
  • Cancer
  • Hairloss
  • Recurring cold sores and other viral outbreaks
  • ‘Skinny Fat’ 
  • Sluggish Metabolism despite ‘doing all the right things’
  • GERD/ Reflux
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease, IBD
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, SIBO

Commonly used tests

During an initial consultation we discuss which testing may be beneficial to uncover what is contributing to your condition.

While it is great if we can do as many tests as possible to begin with, to get a clear picture of what we are working with and to get a head start, I always take the individual’s financial situation into account when deciding on which tests to prioritise.

Some of the most commonly used tests include:

‘All disease begins in the gut’ – Hippocrates. 

With more and more research emerging to confirm the importance of a healthy gut microbiome (the intricate balance of different types of bacteria and funghi in the gut) for not only a healthy digestion, but overall health, including autoimmune, cancer, mental health, skin health and much more, a comprehensive stool analysis can often be a great way to see what is going on inside the gut. 

In particular in my patients with digestive issues, this test is often a must (yet we always take the individual’s financial situation into account when deciding on which tests to prioritise). 

To find out more about this test: 


  • Cholesterol
  • Inflammatory & Free radical damage (oxidative stress) Markers
  • Omega 3 levels
  • Vitamin D, B12, folate, zinc, magnesium, iron storage
  • Hormone panel: estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, DHEAs
  • Thyroid panel: free T3, free T4, TSH, thyroid antibodies
  • Liver and kidney health
  • Epstein Barr and cytomegalovirus load
  • And others depending on goals, concerns and needs

Organic acids are products of the body’s metabolic pathways. Evaluation of these downstream metabolites from various metabolic pathways provides insight into important areas related to gut health, mitochondrial dysfunction, neurotransmitter status, indicators of detoxification and macronutrient breakdown and nutritional status. This makes organic acid testing a valuable tool to assess the functional need for essential nutrients, diet modification, antioxidant protection, detoxification, and other therapies. 

The Organic Acids Test (OAT) provides a comprehensive nutritional and metabolic snapshot of an individual’s overall health. The OAT measures 76 organic acids from one easy to collect urine sample. 


To find out more about the test: https://mosaicdx.com/test/organic-acids-test/

Organic acids are substances that results from the metabolic processes in your body. Analyzing these metabolites from different metabolic pathways can immediately provide insight into important areas related to gut health. The Microbial Organic Acids Test (MOAT) specifically measures the metabolites produced by yeast and bacteria. Elevated values in the MOAT may indicate yeast/ mold or bacterial dysbiosis.

The MOAT is included in the Organic Acids Test (OAT) described above, and is particularly useful as a follow-up to the OAT and may be recommended when we are looking for a specific abnormality, to monitor certain microbial balances, or to assess treatment efficacy. However, the lab strongly recommends that the full OAT be performed as the initial screening test. 

For more info by the lab, go here: https://mosaicdx.com/test/microbial-organic-acids-test-moat/

It is not only important to know how much of each hormone the body has circulating in blood, but also how the body is breaking it down. In particular if there is a history of breast cancer or other estrogen related conditions, it often makes sense to order a DUTCH to get a clearer picture. 


The body can break estrogen down via 3 different pathways, 1 of which can be potentially damaging and contribute to cancer. 

In particular in my patients that either have a family history of breast cancer, have high estrogen levels on blood testing, and/or are on bioidentical hormone therapy, I like to regularly check how well the estrogen metabolism is doing, and if we need to support it to push it into the more protective pathway where applicable. 

Find more information here: https://dutchtest.com/info-dutch-complete/

Functional Medicine searches for & targets the root cause of your chronic condition(s)


Find the root causes/ underlying triggers by specialised testing, such as food intolerances, gut microbiome, candida, Epstein Barr virus, heavy metals, hormones, nutrient deficiencies and more


You will receive a bespoke protocol with targeted diet, lifestyle and supplement recommendations to address the underlying triggers

track & thrive

Depending on how long you had the symptoms or illness, severity & complexity, we may have to ‘peel different layers’, step-by-step assisting your body’s own healing capacity and removing obstacles in its way. 

Don’t worry, I have got you covered. Let me help you become the CEO of your health trajectory, by learning how to make educated choices, and thrive.

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