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How Our Holistic Lifestyle Medicine Approach Can Help You

If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “umm holistic lifestyle medicine what is it and how can it help me” then this article is for you.

As a health consultancy, we are often asked how we support our clients to address their health needs after all information is free and quite literally at our fingertips. Why spend hundreds of pounds on a health improvement consultant?

What do we do?

At The Thrive Practice, we use a scientific, clinically proven approach to deliver transformative results for our clients. It’s an approach that provides our clients with the customised data-driven solutions they need to get to the root of their health concerns. It offers a complete picture of our client’s health and allows us to create a sustainable plan that delivers health and long-term healing.

To do this we spend a lot of time getting to know our clients. Their genetics, health history, understanding how they live their lives and what their goals are. This information is then combined with advanced biomarker test data to illuminate the complete picture. Equipped with this in-depth subjective and objective data and leveraging what we know about human disease mechanisms we work to identify the underlying cause of your condition(s) and or symptoms and then prescribe natural solutions in the form of nutrition and lifestyle changes to address these conditions. 

We then stay by your side to make magic happen for your health, supporting you with answers to your questions, keeping you on track, monitoring your progress and easing the implementation of lifestyle changes so we can help our clients see a 97% improvement in their symptoms and conditions within months of working together.

As a fully online practice, our clients are supported by us through our GDPR (UK + Europe), HIPPA (US) and PIPEDA (Canada) compliant Thrive portal. The portal provides 24/7 access to us so you can easily ask questions, schedule appointments and manage your documents and protocols. 

How we help our clients?

Our proven approach to wellness not only reveals the root cause of your condition and heals your health as a system, but helps you prevent disease in the future. We help our clients find lasting relief from their symptoms so they can heal their health.

At The Thrive Practice, we support our clients with a range of health concerns covering digestive issues, hormonal health, autoimmune conditions, metabolism + heart health, unexplained symptoms and fertility + maternal support. 

Let’s take a closer look at each of these health concerns.

Digestive issues

Whether it’s chronic bloating and gas, constipation and diarrhoea, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), acid reflux and heartburn, leaky gut, food intolerances or other digestive health conditions we dive deep into our client’s health history and lifestyle to get an understanding of their gut issues. We utilise advanced biomarker tests like breath tests and comprehensive stool tests to help pinpoint possible causes and imbalances.  And as a result, we pick up digestive issues that conventional medicine often miss.

In partnership with our clients, we create personalised plans that seek to address these imbalances through the unique optimisation of diet and lifestyle factors such as nutrition, sleep, stress management, movement and the use of antimicrobial herbs and targeted probiotics. You can learn more about our approach to managing digestive health issues here.

Hormonal health

Hormones are key to successful communication throughout the body, communicating within and between cells and tissues as well as with the external environment. Hormones are very sensitive and even a small change in these chemical messengers can contribute to symptoms like fatigue, weight changes, low libido, anxiety, temperature intolerance, irregular cycles, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), hair loss, poor mental clarity or brain fog, acne and insomnia.

We get our client’s hormones back on track when they’re off. To do this we offer an advanced biomarker testing panel like the DUTCH test to get an understanding of hormonal balance. Then leveraging our understanding of the mechanisms behind hormonal imbalance and our client’s history, lifestyle and experiences we develop a holistic personalised hormone improvement plan that may also include support for gut health, as well as nutritional and lifestyle support, targeted supplements and ongoing support.

Autoimmune conditions

Autoimmunity is characterised by the immune system attacking healthy cells and tissues and can manifest in a number of conditions such as Lupus and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. It can also lead to symptoms like brain fog, weight gain, fatigue, dry skin and hair and joint pain. 

We support clients with autoimmune disorders to ameliorate their condition and symptoms. To do this we start by getting a comprehensive picture of what factors may be contributing to their condition and triggering flare-ups. Where appropriate, advanced testing is used to gather deeper insights by checking for signs of poor gut health and inflammation. We then develop a personalised nutrition and lifestyle plan to address contributors and triggers such as food intolerances and sensitivities, poor gut health, nutritional insufficiencies/deficiencies and manage stress to reduce flare-ups.

Metabolism + heart health 

To support our clients to reduce their risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes we create personalised plans to address symptoms like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and conditions like diabetes and metabolic syndrome ( also known as pre diabetes). 

We take a deeper look at our client’s health history to investigate how their history, genetics and lifestyle may contribute to their metabolic health. Advanced biomarker testing where necessary, alongside vital statistics, complete the whole-body picture, allowing us to develop a plan that optimises nutrition and sleep, manages stress and increases appropriate physical activity.

Unexplained symptoms 

Unexplained symptoms like brain fog, headaches, skin conditions, insomnia, low mood, allergic reactions, fatigue, bloating and joint pain can be common. If you’ve ever felt unwell and had unexplained symptoms like these with little or no success in understanding what’s causing your symptoms, it can feel pretty daunting. Numerous trips to your GP and blood test may leave you feeling unheard and as if it’s all in your head.

Not at The Thrive Practice

We can help you understand the root cause of these unexplained symptoms and health concerns so you know (and can see) that it’s not all in your head and can finally feel better. 

Fertility and Maternal support

Whether you need lifestyle support to make your reproductive goals a reality or physical or mental recovery support after the birth of your beautiful baby we can help.

We can provide hormone testing and analysis to develop a personalised plan to address underlying conditions, like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis, that can affect fertility alongside lifestyle recommendations and higher-energy, nutrient-rich diets to support mums-to-be. We can also offer nutrition and lifestyle support to optimise recovery and wellness, making good nutrition and healthy practices as simple as possible during the hectic postpartum period.

Our results

At The Thrive Practice, we pride ourselves on helping our clients feel like themselves again.  Not just by relieving the science behind their symptoms but by addressing the root cause of the conditions keeping them stuck, providing our clients with the tools to look after themselves long after our time together has ended and ultimately giving them their life back. This often means that in consultation with their GPs, our clients are able to reduce the number of prescription medications they take.

Using data and test results to track the healing progress, 97% of our clients notice improvements within months of working with us. With our support, our clients have a better understanding of their bodies and health as well as tools that upgrade and elevate their health, our results speak for themselves.

Bring an end to late-night interactions with Dr Google, learn more about the services offered by The Thrive Practice to get to the root cause of the issues holding you back.

ABOUT

I specialise in helping people feel well again, using functional/lifestyle medicine. It’s an approach to health and healing that addresses the root cause of illness or symptoms. This technique seeks not only to re-establish good health, but also avoid disease in the first place.