Frequently Asked Questions
What is a neuropath?
I trained in nutritional therapy and naturopathic medicine. I wanted a name that describes both my clinical and academic interest in brain health and represents the essence of my practice which is a path to optimal brain health.
I’ve seen so many nutritional therapists, what makes you different?
I often say my greatest qualification is my experience as a patient. I spent thousands of pounds and years of pain wasting money on supplements and therapies with little to show for it. I don’t want you to go through that and I’ve made it my mission to decipher the noise and focus on the fewest things needed to help you thrive.
I offer a unique perspective as a patient and practitioner combining valuable academic and clinical experience in the NHS.
A wise doctor once told me half his time is spent knowing the answer, and the other half finding the person with the answer.
I only want to find what’s best for you. If we speak before the appointment and I’m unable to help, I have developed an extensive network of some of the best doctors and practitioners I know and will endeavour to find the right people who can help you.
How long does it take to see results?
The answer is it entirely depends on the complexity of your case. Clients who have been unwell for longer tend to take more time, but this is not always the case. Some clients have seen tremendous results within a 1-3 month period and don’t feel the need to see me again. Many who have been unwell for a very long time (including myself) may take months to years.
Are you a functional medicine practitioner?
Yes. As a nutritional therapist, we are trained in the principles of functional medicine although not formally certified from the institute of functional medicine (which is not essential).
How can I cut out dairy or gluten and start meditating? It’s really hard! How can I do it?
Making any big change to your diet or lifestyle is extremely difficult. Give yourself credit. What you have chosen to do is amazing and you will get there. I am fascinated by the psychology of change and making a YouTube video series on how to install these habits into your life.
In the meantime…Here are five steps that can help you right now:
- ACCEPT. Most people think they can start meditating or stop eating a food overnight. Our minds don’t work like that. Try to be aware and accept that making big changes overnight is unrealistic.
- ACKNOWLEDGE: Ask yourself ‘what is holding you back or preventing you from changing’? Write them down. It maybe fear, stress, the realisation that we may have to face ourselves without the comfort or stimulation from a sweet treat. Meditation often brings up thoughts we’ve tried to suppress. Think about ways you can resolve the issues holding you back. I often recommend seeing a psychotherapist/NLP/Hypnotherapist to help you remove these blocks.
- APPRECIATE what you can do. Try your best not to focus on what you can’t do or can’t eat. If I’m unable to cultivate a meditation routine, I appreciate that each time I wash my hands, my attention is solely focussed on my hands. If I want a croissant, I appreciate I can have a gluten free version or choose from a vast array of fruits or vegetables (which are equally delicious ;).
- ANCHOR the habit. We often associate habits with routine. We often associate routines with social or environmental cues. If you find yourself reaching for a snack when you watch television…change the way you watch television. If you want to meditate, find that place you will associate with quiet and peace. I suggest finding something that helps you ‘get into the zone’. For me, I use an audio recording, a crystal and my digital watch. I know the moment I set the timer on my watch I am ‘in the zone’. It’s my anchor.
- ABOLISH big steps. Try baby steps. Start with a 10 second meditation and gently increase over time. Reduce the sugar in your tea by half a teaspoon. Just trust you will eventually get there no matter how small the step. As the saying goes ‘A journey of a thousand steps begins with a single step’.