Functional medicine, an individualised approach that treats not by symptom but by cause, leads to more lasting results.
Functional medicine health coach Anita Hamilton-Williams discusses its success regarding chronic conditions; its focus on genetics, biochemistry, nutrition, lifestyle and behaviour changes; and why genetics needn’t determine our disease profile. She mentions the tests she uses, case studies, and good news concerning ageing.
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In ep. 105 of the weekly podcast series Calm, Clear and Helpful, Anita touches on
what functional medicine entails
what treating the body in its entirety and holistically means
how functional medicine can complement allopathic medicine
a definition of chronic conditions or diseases, and some of the challenges they pose
how functional medicine can prevent or reverse chronic conditions like depression, diabetes, obesity and heart disease
elements of functional medicine, including nutrition, genetics, biochemistry, lifestyle, habits and behaviour changes
epigenetics: why we needn’t express the genes we’ve inherited and what functional medicine interventions may involve
supporting your genes from a stress perspective
what to expect when working with a functional medicine practitioner
what the the 3X4 genetic test and other tests used by Anita involve
key areas of functional medicine, including detoxification, digestion, hormones and energy
how Anita supports her clients so that affecting the necessary changes is a sustainable process.
About Anita Hamilton-Williams
Anita Hamilton-Williams is a functional medicine health coach from Johannesburg who focuses on root causes and drivers of chronic disease. She is a graduate of the School of Applied Functional Medicine, a Culinary Nutrition Expert through the Academy of Culinary Nutrition and an Accredited 3×4 Nutrigenomics Practitioner.
Her practice focuses on women in midlife 40+ and other individuals. She uses a combination of diet, lifestyle and nutrigenomics (nutrient interactions with genetics) to provide personalised health care to her clients.
Anita works online and offers complimentary 20-minute discovery calls to interested individuals.
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The free podcast series Calm, Clear & Helpful is available on iTunes, Spotify, Pocket Casts, Player FM and Iono.fm–
Music by Mart-Marie Snyman
Photograph of Anita Hamilton-Williams: supplied