About

 

_MG_9960Rebecca Tanyar-Mead DipCNM mBANT mCNHC mIFM

UK registered, accredited nutritional therapist and naturopath.

My practice, Modern Naturopathy, combines evidence based nutritional science with naturopathic methods, providing personalised holistic care through diet, lifestyle, and natural remedies, for everyday conditions to chronic disease, or purely preventative care. I seek to support the whole person, and create a potential to reach the root cause of ill health. Whereas the current medical model would typically choose to symptom manage, Modern Naturopathy asks why those symptoms have manifested in the first place. Chronic physical and mental ill health is on the increase, yet we have more and more sophisticated medical and hospital resources. We need to ask, what has changed?

I have a particular interest in mental health, female health, hormone balance, child and teenage health, gut health, and the emerging fields of nutrigenomics and psychoneuroimmunology. Nutrition is my main modality, but being a trained naturopath I also utilise many other modalities, including 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 that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of ill health. They can also expect all round intuitive care, and I work closely with colleagues in complementary fields including psychotherapists, acupuncturists, and massage therapists.

I also have a working partnership as the Nutritional Therapist for Beacon House (https://beaconhouse.org.uk), an integrated mental health and occupational therapy service in Sussex.

With well over ten years research experience in the nutritional health field, personal recovery from my own psychoneuroimmunological issues, and many years of putting all I’ve learnt into the personal practice of cooking and caring for my own family, I can offer not only technical knowledge, but also hands on practical, real life help with how to nourish yourself and your family for optimal health. Physical exercise has always been a big part of my life too, and I understand from personal experience, and academic research, the affects of over and under training on our health, and how we can adapt our training to fit our current health and life status. I encourage and coach my clients in this area.

I am committed to lifelong learning, and have recently completed the Introduction to Mycotherapy course with Hifas da Terra, and also currently in the Applied Functional Medicine Mentoring Program (AFMMP) to further extend my knowledge and scope of clinical practice.

 

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