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Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner

At Urban Wellness, we understand the importance of a holistic approach to health and wellness. Our certified functional medicine practitioner offers a unique and personalised experience that goes beyond traditional medical practices. This approach addresses the root causes of imbalances in the body and mind, targeting overall health and prevention rather than just treating symptoms.

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is a patient-focused approach to medicine that takes into account the individual's unique genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. The goal of functional medicine is to promote optimal wellness by addressing the root cause of health issues, rather than simply treating symptoms. This helps to identify and treat imbalances in the body, strengthening its natural processes to prevent future health problems.

Benefits of Consulting a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner

There are numerous benefits to consulting with a certified functional medicine doctor as part of your health journey. Some of these benefits include:

  • A personalised approach that takes into account your unique health needs and history

  • An emphasis on identifying and addressing the root cause of your health issues, rather than simply managing symptoms

  • Access to the latest advancements in functional medicine diagnostics and treatments

  • A holistic, integrative treatment plan that considers the interconnectedness of the body and mind

  • Support and guidance for long-lasting changes in lifestyle, nutrition, and overall wellness


The Role of a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner

A certified functional medicine practitioner is a skilled functional medicine doctor who has completed extensive training in order to offer the highest level of care in this specialised field. This certification ensures that the practitioner is well-versed in the latest developments in functional medicine and can provide the best possible care to their patients.

At Urban Wellness, our certified functional medicine practitioner will work with you to create a personalised treatment plan that addresses your unique health needs. Using a combination of functional medicine tools, state-of-the-art diagnostics, and practical solutions, our practitioners can help you restore balance in both your body and your mind.

Functional Medicine Doctor vs. Traditional Medical Doctors

While many traditional medical doctors focus primarily on managing symptoms, functional medicine doctors look for the underlying causes of imbalances in the body. This approach can often lead to a more comprehensive understanding of health and a personalised treatment plan specifically tailored to the patient's unique needs. By addressing the root causes of health issues, functional medicine can help restore balance in the body and mind for long-term wellness.

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Meet Nicola

Nicola’s passion with food and functional medicine began over 20 years ago when she started to struggle with panic attacks, and knew there was a better solution than medication.

She trained as a registered Nutritional Therapist in 2009 at CNM, one of the leading nutrition colleges in the UK, and is a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner from the Institute For Functional Medicine.

Nicola has also trained as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and as a Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders from the National Centre of Eating Disorders. Nicola is also a member BANT's Professional Practice Panel, helping to set the standard for professional practice and support other practitioners.

Nicola is a freelance journalist, writing for many brands and is a regular contributor for

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