H pylori

Not An H pylori Issue

Here at the Functional Health Clinic, we are often contacted by people with gut health challenges. From acid reflux, bloating, abdominal pain, constipation etc.   When there has been a health and medical history of acid reflux, heartburn, gastritis, stomach pain and endoscopy procedures – there’s often a valid consideration that a bacterial infection called[…]

Helicobacter pylori Lab Test

Helicobacter pylori Lab Test

We see Helicobacter pylori or H.pylori bacteria come back on many of the Gut Health Lab Tests that we run. If you’ve ever had heartburn, acid reflux, stomach pain, had an Endoscopy or taken Triple Therapy (Antibiotics, PPIs) you’ll probably be aware of it.   Interestingly there are some quite opposing views regarding the importance[…]

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CASE Study – A Sudden Onset

Here’s an excerpt from Alphie’s full Case Study (which you can read here). When working 1-1 with our clients we always thoroughly review the health history and timeline of events.  Reflecting on this, Alphie described the moment (18 years earlier) that he suddenly started to experience an agonising stomach pain one day in class at[…]

Gastritis and Abdominal Pain

Gastritis and Abdominal Pain

Solving 10 years of gastritis and abdominal pain The opportunity to coach Bob 1-to-1 was fantastic.  He’d been experiencing digestive health challenges for a long time and despite a great deal of effort so far by him and his wife – they just weren’t making progress.   Once we ran an Initial Consultation and had[…]

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Dientamoeba fragilis Opportunistic Parasite

  We often identify “Opportunistic” Parasites. Such as one called Dientamoeba fragilis.   This is very much about the premise of Symptom-Free vs Optimal Gut Function.   There is some disagreement about whether Dientamoeba fragilis is a serious threat to human health. The scientific literature certainly supports Dientamoeba fragilis as a causative factor in digestive[…]

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TESTIMONIAL // Acid Reflux, H pylori and Nutrition

Marcelino had been struggling with his health with acid reflux and various symptoms for 8 years. We worked together for 4 months with some impressive dedication! Marcelino’s strength seemed to be drawn from his previous athletic experiences, from when he was a professional cyclist. We pulled together an approach and he solved the acid reflux,[…]

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Functional Lab Test Suite

We could summarise the following by stating there’s a Balance to reach regarding functional lab testing.  There’s undoubtably a great opportunity for insight with the many and myriad of tests that someone could run. Whether that’s delving into gut health, immune and inflammatory mechanisms, nutrient status, mitochondrial function, detoxification pathways, hormonal balance and so on……….[…]

Functional Health Testimonials

TESTIMONIAL // ‘Lose Weight to Get Healthy’ or ‘Get Healthy to Lose Weight’.

‘Weight Loss’ – is not really the focus here at the Functional Health Clinic.  It can be a fantastic and completely valid goal. Yet the conventional and current approach and foundation upon which it this built is quite limited. Therefore, it’s really just one option from many! We’d much prefer to focus on the ‘whole individual’ and assess[…]

Functional Health Testimonials

TESTIMONIAL // Digestive Infections and Constant Burping

Burping may not seem to be the most debilitating of symptoms.  But when it is almost constant and is exacerbated even by drinking some water, it can really impact our quality of life. Carol’s Testimonial below demonstrates some of the steps that you can take to solve health challenges like constant burping, gut pain, low[…]

Chronic Ear Infections

CASE STUDY // UNRAVELLING CHRONIC EAR INFECTIONS, GUT HEALTH AND MORE

Fiona came to see me towards the end of 2017.  In her mid-twenties it had been 5 years since she had felt in good health.  As she described her chronic ear infections and gut health challenges it became clear how complex her case would be. Integrated Functional and Medical Approach So far Fiona had run[...]
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Book Your 1-to-1 Gut Health Clinic Day

March 2019 – Gut Health Clinic Day Availability You can now book your clinic day to investigate your digestive or gut health challenges. There are only two spots and these next dates are in March. More information and Booking: https://functionalhealthclinic.co.uk/functional-gut-health-day/ The day is completely individual, 1-to-1 and in a private clinic space. Gut Healing therapies The whole day[…]

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Initial Consultation Feedback

Kristina’s Initial Consultation Feedback from last week “I am so thankful I decided to do the GI Map Test and Consultation with Jack Walton. I’ve had years of stomach issues and doctors would just tell me things like “you are fine” or “it could be worse.” I felt like I wasn’t being taken seriously and[…]

Bacterial Infection

CASE STUDY // 4 YEARS OF ALEX’S UTIs SOLVED IN 4 MONTHS

There were two key remarks that Alex made when she had completed her Functional Medicine support program for UTIs and bladder health challenges.  So let's briefly skip past the specific symptoms and health-goal aspects of Alex's recovery (we'll come back to these). Beyond her symptom alleviation she "learnt how to look after myself to a[...]
Gastritis and Abdominal Pain

CASE STUDY // BOB’S GASTRITIS AND ABDOMINAL PAIN

When Bob contacted me he was frustrated at the fact that despite all the information and advice out there, he was still struggling to solve a decade of gastritis and abdominal pain and a whole host of related symptoms and health challenges. Bob was 76 at the time and he did a fantastic job of demonstrating[...]

TESTIMONIAL // GASTRITIS AND ABDOMINAL PAIN

When Bob contacted me he was frustrated at the fact that despite all the information and advice out there, he was still struggling to solve a decade of gastritis, abdominal pain and a whole host of related symptoms and health challenges. Bob was 76 at the time and he did a fantastic job of demonstrating what[…]

Functional Gut Health

MASTER YOUR GUT HEALTH

  Would you like to join me for a full day, 1-to-1 in clinic to delve deeper into solving your gut and digestive health challenges? Work with me in Newcastle upon Tyne, where we will use Functional Medicine, Nutrition, Bodywork and Movement to identify the causes of why you feel the way you feel and the[…]

GUT TEST – NEW MARKERS

Digestive Health Test Announcement – *Additional Markers* This Functional Lab Gut Health Test was already a very comprehensive profile, but now the lab have added two key markers: STEATOCRIT: A marker of decal fat and a great indication of the digestive capacity to break down the food (fats) in your diet. BETA-GLUCURONIDASE: An enzyme that[…]

CASE STUDY – 48hr to Alleviate 35yr Digestive and Sciatic Pain

Don was aged 72 when he contacted us. For 35 years he’d been experiencing stomach discomfort and sciatic pain (lower back/leg area). The conventional paradigm or approach to health would typically see these two presentations as separate and not particularly connected. In fact over the last few decades Don had been to see many different[...]

Guess vs Assess – Don’s Testimonial

Today we’ll look at Don’s experience of improving his health when he stopped guessing and started assessing. The ‘Reveal’ phase of the Health Restoration Program is all about using the right diagnostics to get valuable insight into what is causing chronic health challenges. I worked with Don (72) in 2015 for 3 months to help[…]

Step 1: REVEAL

“Assess for Success” One of the first questions I ask my clients is “are you experiencing a lot of confusion or clarity regarding your health?”  The majority feel confused, frustrated and disempowered and are on the merry-go-round of on/off symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and bouncing from practitioner to practitioner. The solution is simply to get off the[…]