Afifah Hamilton, Medical Herbalist, Nutritionist and GAPS practitioner

Afifah_profile_pic_medHello, I am Afifah Hamilton, a Medical Herbalist, Nutritionist and GAPS Practitioner living near Chichester, West Sussex, UK.

I run a busy clinic, where I treat patients using herbal medicine and dietary approaches. I completed a 4 year full time course at the School of Herbal Medicine qualifying in 1992 since when I have been a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and have run my own practice.

I work similarly to an orthodox GP, carrying out standard examinations and clinical diagnoses, but with an eye to underlying causes rather than just treating symptomatically. Unlike a GP I spend a good deal of time with my patients understanding their condition in the broader context of their life, diet and medical history. I create individual dietary strategies to bring about meaningful physiological change, supported by herbal prescriptions, as required, which are tailor-made and dispensed from my extensive herbal pharmacy.

My areas of specialist research include: the ketogenic diet, the palaeolithic diet, auto-immunity, neurological and metabolic dysfunction, cardiovascular problems and generational health.

Evidence base & Continuing Professional Development

I am constantly reading and reviewing the latest scientific papers – as you can see from the many referenced articles on this blog. I also participate in regular conferences and summits. Recent training has included:

  • Organic acids testing – urine screening for biomarker metabolites
  • Omega 3 – for neurodevelopment and ageing
  • Dermatology – Bognor GP dermatology group
  • IAOMT: Mercury and heavy metal toxicity – state of the art testing and safe detox
  • Genetic testing – Common polymorphisms (SNPs) and their treatment
  • B12 deficiency & thyroid disease
  • Hormone dysfunction – environmental influences
  • Functional Medicine – 3 day nutrition workshop
  • Genova webinar – comprehensive stool analysis
  • Cyrex – chemical reactivity / food reactivity / blood-brain barrier function
  • Brain function and neurodegeneration – Dr Kharrazian
  • Auto-immune Summit (2014)
  • Gluten Summit (2013)
  • GAPS practitioner training – Dr Campbell-McBride (2011)

Lab Testing and Diagnostics

I have a close working relationship with many local GPs and consultants, recieving and making referrals. I currently work with a number of private labs for the most up-to-date medical testing, including comprehensive stool analyses, vitamin D status, mineral and vitamin deficiencies, hormonal status, comprehensive thyroid panel, autoimmune, dietary and metal allergy testing, and actionable DNA tests.

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More information about Afifah

For more information, see my main clinic website is: rosemarycottageclinic.co.uk

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