Health Insight is an independent healthcare service that specialises in individual consultation and diagnostics to determine underlying causes of chronic health problems in order to prescribe lifestyle and nutritional changes. The goal is to help clients achieve optimal health and wellbeing as well as relief from chronic distressing symptoms.
I am a veteran clinician and have been in practice for over 20 years, treating thousands of clients, with a personal involvement in the health and fitness arena for over 33 years. At the age of 62, by practicing what I preach, I feel healthier and fitter than I did at 22. I’m often asked to show ‘proof of old age’ when I display my senior train ticket and I would like you to experience the same!
What I do
I am an independent healthcare practitioner offering consultations as a Medical herbalist, Nutrition consultant, functional medicine clinician and Nutri-Genetic counsellor for a wide variety of clients. I treat people from all over the world from all walks of life: Celebrities, artists, elite athletes, restaurateurs, royal families, children and adults.
Every person is unique, and your response to physical and mental stressors, and disease risk factors, is determined by a unique combination of genetic, infection, stress and environmental influences. Through consultation, my goal is to optimise your health by identifying the best diet and lifestyle choices for your individual metabolic make-up and specific unique health challenges.
Through various labs, I offer a full range of testing including: Blood Profiles, Metabolic, Stool, Allergy, Toxicology, Myco-toxins, Nutrition status, Hormonal, Adrenal Stress tests, Genetic Testing, Allergy and Food sensitivity, Tissue antibody testing. Testing is conducted to determine environmental inputs together with genetic makeup to understand how the body’s key processes are affected by your environment, as well as your experiences, attitudes, and beliefs.
18 July 20
What is Small Intestinal Bowel overgrowth (SIBO)
Many people who experience gas or bloating regularly or are dealing with IBS, may have Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, or SIBO, occurs when the bacteria in your small intestine become unbalanced and overgrow.
11 April 20
Boosting Immunity: Functional Medicine tips during the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak
With the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus disease in the news, there are several steps you can take to reduce your chances of being exposed to respiratory viruses and to boost your immunity in the event of exposure. The following information outlines what you can do to help keep yourself and your family safe.
16 March 20
What is Homocysteine?
Homocysteine is produced by the demethylation of dietary methionine which comes from protein containing foods. Homocysteine is then recycled back into methionine through a pathway that involves Vitamin B12 in the form of methylcobalamin and folate as a natural folate rather than synthetic folic acid.
16 March 20
Pyroluria - Kryptopyroluria
Pyroluria is a genetically acquired chemical imbalance in which the body produces an abnormally large number of pyrroles. A pyrolle is a chemical consisting of a 5 membered aromatic ring. These chemicals are the byproduct of hemoglobin synthesis and have no known function in the body; they are normally excreted in the urine.
15 March 20
The Role of Detoxification
Every day, your body is exposed to harmful chemicals. Your liver, kidneys, large intestine, lymphatic system, and sweat glands work together to reduce the buildup of these chemicals. This process is called detoxification, or detox.
03 March 20
Yeast overgrowth / Candida. What is it?
Many people are unknowingly fighting a battle against a single-cell fungus in the gut. Its name is Candida Albicans, although in recent years there has been an increase in non-albicans species of yeast. Candida is a normal organism that is part of our skin flora, intestinal microbes, and for women, vaginal flora.
03 March 20
Gut Health - its role in early identification, prevention, and treatment of chronic diseases
Poor gut health is at the heart of many chronic conditions and a healthy gastrointestinal (GI) tract is vital to our overall wellbeing - indeed, our very survival. GI symptoms are among the most highly prevalent of chronic health complaints but are also largely hidden and the least understood.
03 March 20
What is Herbal Medicine? What is a Herbalist?
Medical Herbalists make use of plants whose traditional uses are backed up by modern scientific research and clinical trials. A Qualified Medical Herbalist such as myself has a BSc as I do or equivalent in Herbal Medicine, has studied orthodox medicine as well as plant medicine and is trained in the same diagnostic skills as a GP.
03 March 20
Gluten intolerance and Celiac primer
Gluten is a group of proteins, called prolamins and glutelins, which occur with starch in the endosperm of various cereal grains. This protein complex supplies 75–85% of the total protein in wheat bread. A gluten intolerance is the body’s inability to digest or break down the gluten protein.
03 March 20
Endobiogeny seeks to restore balance to the body. This is a systematic approach for understanding how the body works, why a person becomes ill, and how they can return to a state of balance. “Endo-” means inside, “-bio-” means life, and “-geny” is the generation and maintenance of that life.
14 December 19
Joint Degeneration, Osteoarthritis
If you have noticed that your knees, ankles, wrists, shoulders, or other joints have started to creak you could be affected by a degenerative arthritis known as, osteoarthritis. The word osteoarthritis breaks down into three words; “osteo” meaning bone, and “arthro” meaning joint, and “itis” meaning inflammation.
Book a consultation
Please use the form below to outline your personal details and provide an overview of your symptoms. I will contact you to confirm a consultation time and date that suits you. I very much look forward to helping you reach all your health and wellbeing goals – and to be the catalyst for change in the very way you embrace life!
Call me - but please understand I am often in clinic or on other phone calls. +44 (0) 780 923 9137
Personal consultations are held at:
The Old Corn Store,
Alma Rd, Lindfield
Biolab Medical Unit
HV Holistic Health
Road 2804, Building 274,
Seef District, Manama
Kingdom of Bahrain
I also offer Skype consultations to those unable to visit me in clinic. Skype: carolehealthinsight