Functional Medicine and Nutrition News

Private General Practice Leicester, is pleased to announce that Dr.Julia Piper has recently completed a six-day intensive Medical Education Course provided by the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM)

The IFM is the Leading Medical Body for Functional Medicine and provides training courses to practising doctors

What Is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine is a personalized approach for patients, dealing with the primary prevention and underlying causes of Chronic Disease. It is a science-based field of health care.

Are You At Risk?

Research estimates that 70-90% of the risk of Chronic Diseases can be attributed to lifestyle. This means that what you eat, how you exercise, what your spiritual practises are, and how much Stress you have in your life, may increase your risk of Chronic Disease.

Common Chronic Diseases

Diet, Overweight, Lack of Exercise and Smoking account for over 70% of stroke and colon cancer,80% of coronary heart disease, and over 90% of adult-onset diabetes.(Willet,WC.Science,2002:296,695-697)

How Do We Use Functional Medicine In Order To Help Our Patients?

We Integrate Science, Research, and Clinical Insights To Treat and Prevent Disease and maintain a Healthy Lifestyle for our patients. Therapeutics and Prevention Strategies include:

1)   Dietary and Activity Changes

2)    Targeted Nutrients

3)    Encouraging You to be in charge of Improving Your Own Health

4)    Detoxification Strategies

5)    Physical Medicine Intervention Programme

6) Stress Management Programmes


  • Greater Feelings of Well Being
  • Improved Physical Health
  • Helps Prevent and Treat Illnesses More Successfully
  • Feeling more energetic
  • Combines very well with Drug Based Therapy
  • Supports you to Facilitate Life Changes
  • Is Specific to Your Body•Gives you a Healthier Heart and Digestive System
  • Provides Excellent Results especially for Chronic Illnesses

“This was one of the most valuable medical education courses I have taken in the last 10 years.

I found the course to be highly relevant to my clinical practice, particularly in dealing with the chronic diseases which we face on a daily basis in primary health care.

By weeks end, I had learned a thoughtful approach that takes into account the complexity of factors which influence health and disease in modern times, and learned a systematic method to address these issues.

Dr Julia Piper

BM BS BMedSci MRCGP DFFP DipOccMed DipMedAcc

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