👩🏫 Expert, Functional Medicine Practitioner
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I trained initially as a podiatrist and then went on to do a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Communication. I have a private podiatry practice, specializing in diabetic and arthritic patients, but added to that, while in practice, I studied Exercise Science (SA), Health and Nutrition (UK), and Functional Medicine (USA), with a special interest in genetics. Functional medicine looks at the interplay between our genes, nutrition, lifestyle, exercise and stress and how that relates to health and chronic, non- communicable conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis and ageing.
My sub- studies include genetics, pain management, detoxification, gut management, energy management, hormone and sexual health.
I am concerned at the downward spiral in health care and believe strongly that much of our health status lies within our own power. Education is everything, but most of us do not have the time to sift through this information, to establish what will work for us, in our own unique context.
I have lectured for the Institute of Neuroscience, private corporations and at small workshops. I am committed to empowering people, so they are informed and can make health choices that will impact positively on their life and vitality.
I also consult on a one-on-one basis, and remain in frequent... sometimes daily... contact with my clients, as they negotiate the changes they need to make, in order to gain, or sustain, health.
I lecture extensively on topics such as:
Understanding Belly Fat
Insulin and mental acuity
Breast health and cancer
Genetics and risk of non-communicable disease
Genetics and breast cancer
Depression and neurotransmitter health
Power of genetics
Gut health and the microbiome
How to lose weight
Benefits of fasting and intermittent fasting