Modern Naturopathy is a natural healthcare clinic based in East Sussex, UK, specialising in natural medicine. Modern Naturopathy offers a natural alternative to a GP surgery for your whole family, with the benefits of cutting edge functional testing and current evidence based research.

Rebecca Tanyar-Mead DipCNM mBANT mCNHC is a UK registered, accredited Naturopath and Functional Medicine practitioner, who has completed the Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice modules with the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM), and is an IFM member. She is also a registered and accredited nutritional therapist.

What is a Naturopath?

A Naturopath is a health practitioner who applies natural therapies, using long practiced methods such as nutrition, hydrotherapy, fasting and exercise, but also includes other approved natural healing practices. Modern Naturopathy uses nutraceuticals, herbal medicine, homeopathy, aromatherapy, and mycotherapy as first line remedies, amongst other naturopathic tools.

What is Functional Medicine?

This is, simply put, the joining of two worlds – the allopathic and naturopathic medicines. Functional medicine combines time-honoured practices of diet and lifestyle medicine with evidence based science and functional testing, getting to the root cause, often faster and more comprehensively. Defined by the Institute of Functional Medicine as “…an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. ….In this way, Functional Medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.”


_MG_9960Rebecca Tanyar-Mead DipCNM mBANT mCNHC mIFM

UK registered, accredited naturopath and nutritional therapist.

My clinical practice, Modern Naturopathy, combines naturopathic methods with evidence based nutritional science and the benefits of functional testing, to provide personalised holistic care through natural medicine. Think of it as your ‘natural health GP’, a place to come for you and your family’s everyday health needs, any relevant testing, and if recommended, a referral to one of my network of professional colleagues should you require more continued care, or a deep dive into the root cause of your symptoms. I seek to support the whole person, listen to their individual story, and create a potential to reach the root cause of ill health.

I utilise many modalities, including nutrition and nutraceuticals, homeopathy, aromatherapy, herbal medicine and mycotherapy.  Having completed the Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice training with the Institute of Functional Medicine (www.ifm.org) I am also practiced in functional laboratory testing and integrated Functional Medicine, moving away from the disease-centric model of treatment, towards personalised care.

Clients can expect a naturopathic systems biology–based approach to their first line, and future proofing, care. They can also expect all round intuitive support, with referrals to colleagues in specialised fields including nutritional therapy, functional medicine, acupuncture, reflexology, massage therapy, and also mental health practitioners, both counsellors and psychotherapists.

With many years of experience in the naturopathic health world, a large network of well respected colleagues, and a family of my own, I am in a unique position to help you meet your health needs by providing natural remedies and strategies for your health symptoms, and advice on where to go for chronic conditions, or more specialised care, if needed.

How would this pan out in real life? Perhaps you have a nasty cough you can’t shake? I could suggest, based on your personal needs, a combination of herbs, medicinal mushrooms and aromatherapy that will help shift it, plus advice on nutrition and immunity to prevent future problems. Perhaps I would suggest nutrient status or food intolerance testing. You could book in for a follow up should symptoms persist, and maybe a referral would be made. Or perhaps your child has an earache, or a tummy bug, and I would apply the same, age relevant care.

Having previously worked with clients one-to-one long term for their chronic health conditions I have chosen to concentrate on providing immediate relief of symptoms with personalised natural remedies, plus general all round advice, much like your regular GP.

Why? I have noticed two things that I feel hamper general health and well-being.

Firstly, an over reliance on pharmaceutical medicines, leading to problems with side effects and often a recurrence of original symptoms, encouraging ‘poly-pharmacy’….. and more side effects! I found that clients were coming to me for the chronic, underlying conditions the GP couldn’t find an answer to, but undermining that care with frequent courses of pharmaceutical drugs for symptoms that could, when caught early enough, be improved with natural remedies with no detrimental side effects. Often, these chronic conditions came about through lack of diet and lifestyle advice, and this over reliance on pharmaceuticals. When required, of course, medical drugs are a lifesaver, but, when appropriate, trying natural remedies first can avoid negative side effects and improve overall health too, helping to build a more resilient body and mind.

Secondly I see problems navigating the overwhelming, and unfortunately sometimes poorly trained, world of ‘alternative health’ practitioners. It can be a minefield, and often takes many tries to access the practitioner that works for you. Pinpointing this saves stress and finances.

You will also have 30 minute appointments, instead of the 10 allotted by your regular GP – this is what allows the time for personalised care.

My expertise lies in searching for the reason underlying your symptoms, and recommending natural remedies that are effective for you. I can offer you practical, effective first line and lifestyle remedies for any number of complaints, including common childhood illnesses, digestive issues, infections, general first aid, headaches, hormonal imbalances, fatigue, mental health issues, and any other health complaint you may have, plus trusted, effective referrals. With the option of functional testing, it’s possible to arm you with in depth, personalised results that will shape your health journey.

Where tests are available on the NHS, I can supply a referral letter for your NHS GP.

I am committed to lifelong learning, having also gained extra certification in mycotherapy and aromatherapy, as well as staying current with continued courses in the functional medicine arena. I am also a certified mould practitioner, a growing problem for people’s health.

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Modern Naturopathy offers:

The Natural Health Clinic

Your ‘natural health GP’. This runs as an online clinic via Zoom. Each appointment lasts up to 30 minutes. Before your first appointment you will be asked to complete a short intake form to provide a medical and symptom history so that your care can be personalised. At each appointment, after discussing your current health concern and symptoms, I will provide natural remedies, and perhaps nutraceuticals, to ease those symptoms, plus general and specific diet and lifestyle advice for you to consider. If I , or you, feel you could benefit from a referral to a specialised naturopathic, complementary therapist, I will suggest the practitioner, or practitioners, I feel are a good fit for you.

Emergency remedies will be sent through just after your appointment, with instructions on where to purchase them, with my practitioner discount codes. For all other advice, please allow 3 working days.

£55 per session.

Bookings can be made via the contact form or by direct email, and then via my client hub once you have been granted access. This will be a great resource for you, where all your documents (including recommended remedies and test results), and supplemental information handouts will be.

Functional Testing Service

I offer a complete range of tests through professional, practitioner laboratories, and their analysis. These are extremely useful for spotting nutritional deficiencies and hormonal imbalances, and are used as a diagnostic tool for gut issues, including infections, and food sensitivities and/or intolerances, and mental health problems, amongst many other issues.

These are all individually priced – please see the Functional testing page for more information.

Enquiries can be made via the contact form or by direct email, and then via my client hub once you have been granted access.

Home ‘Overhaul’

I also offer a Home Overhaul – either individual, or for your family. I come to your home and spend 2 hours with you discussing diet and lifestyle habits, likes and dislikes, and then a pantry audit. I provide a week’s menu plan with recipes and shopping lists, and any relevant health information leaflets. This has been an invaluable resource to help my clients on their journey towards better daily habits. It’s hands on, practical, and tailored to your needs.

£175 per 2 hour session, including subsequent menu plan and supporting handouts.

Enquiries can be made via the contact form or by direct email, and then via my client hub once you have been granted access.