Digestive Health

Digestive Health

Diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.
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Yeast Infections report

(PDF 163K),
Coeliac disease report

(PDF 110K) and
Crohns Disease report
(PDF 174K)

About Alice Sykes

About Alice Sykes

About Alice Sykes and Health Solutions

A Functional Medicine Practitioner focusing on all aspects of health and chronic disease.

About Alice Sykes

BSc, MSc, ISSN, RNut, PhD

Alice is a Functional Medicine Consultant and Exercise Physiologist who specialises in Nutritional medicine. She has a MPhil, MSc and BSc in Medical Sciences and Nutrition.

Alice is a Registered Nutritionist with the Nutrition Society (the only government recognised body for Nutritionists) also is a fully accredited physiologist through the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science. She is one of only 1 of 4 qualified in the UK in Functional Medicine through AFMCP credentials from the Institute of Functional Medicine in the US.

She is regularly a speaker at conferences and Her television work is extensive and has included many documentaries and appearances on the BBC and Sky.

How is functional medicine different?

Functional medicine involves understanding the origins, prevention, and treatment of complex, chronic disease.

Hallmarks of a functional medicine approach include:

  1. Patient-centered care. The focus of functional medicine is on patient-centered care, promoting health as a positive vitality, beyond just the absence of disease. By listening to the patient and learning his or her story, the practitioner brings the patient into the discovery process and tailors treatments that address the individual's unique needs.
  2. An integrative, science-based healthcare approach. Functional medicine practitioners look "upstream" to consider the complex web of interactions in the patient's history, physiology, and lifestyle that can lead to illness. The unique genetic makeup of each patient is considered, along with both internal (mind, body, and spirit) and external (physical and social environment) factors that affect total functioning.
  3. Integrating best medical practices. Functional medicine integrates traditional Western medical practices with what are sometimes considered “alternative” or “integrative” medicine, creating a focus on prevention through nutrition, diet, and exercise; use of the latest laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques; and prescribed combinations of drugs and/or botanical medicines, supplements, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs, or stress-management techniques.